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Alice Walton is KPCC's online Politics Reporter.

Prior to joining KPCC, Walton created and published, an online news site about Los Angeles city politics. Walton covered local politics and the occasional Hollywood awards ceremony for City News Service from 2005 to 2009.

Walton has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and political science from the University of Southern California. She is a very proud Trojan.

Walton is the 2012 president of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She can be found on Twitter @TheCityMaven.

Stories by Alice Walton

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAUSD OKs evaluations

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 12 and headlines include a proposal to include student achievement in principals' evaluations and a look at LA's identification cards.

City Council gets ready for final OK of Farmers Field

In anticipation of a final vote on the downtown football stadium, Council agreed to shorten the period for public comment on the project.

Rosendahl returns to City Hall after cancer diagnosis

Two months after he was diagnosed with cancer, Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl returned to City Hall pledging to run for a third term.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA to issue identification cards

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 11 and headlines include Los Angeles' plan to issue identification cards, Mayor Villaraigosa's trip to Iowa, and costs jump at the Convention Center.

Changes coming to LA's Convention Center

Los Angeles city officials want the Convention Center to move away from local trade shows and focus on larger conventions that draw out-of-state visitors.

Assessed values increase in Los Angeles County

There’s some good financial news for Los Angeles County – the region’s assessed values increased 2.24 percent over last year.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Farmers Field gets day at City Hall

Today is Monday, Sept. 10 and headlines include a public hearing for Farmers Field, a public talk on LAPD's use of force, and the DWP rate proposal.

DA candidate Jackie Lacey gets support from law enforcement

Prosecutor Jackie Lacey has picked up major endorsements from the Los Angeles Police Protective League and the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs.

Judge: Construction can continue on Chinatown Walmart

A judge ruled Friday that construction work can continue on a Walmart store in Chinatown because the project would not do irreparable environmental damage.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Villaraigosa talks immigration at DNC

Today is Friday, Sept. 7 and headlines include Mayor Villaraigosa's speech on immigration, a fast track plan for Farmres Field, and Chinatown Walmart heads to court.

Maven's Morning Coffee: ruling on Skid Row possessions

Today is Thursday, Sept. 6 and headlines include a legal victory for homeless advocates, the arrest of a NorCal politician, and a scam involving the DWP.

Groups call for restraining order on Chinatown Walmart

The fight over the Chinatown Walmart continued today as two groups announced plans to get a restraining order that would stop construction on the new store.

All is quiet at City Hall with LA's pols out of town

While the rest of Los Angeles is back from summer vacation, the Los Angeles City Council is again on recess with folks in North Carolina and San Diego.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD captain files claim

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 5 and headlines include a claim against LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, a Q&A with Eric Garcetti, and a lawsuit in the town of Bell.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Trutanich donations a conflict?

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 4 and headlines include donations to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, a profile of the LAUSD superintendent, and the loss of trees in South LA.