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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

Committee: LA trash pickup should be exclusive franchise

Fewer private companies would be allowed to pick up garbage from Los Angeles' commercial and multifamily properties under an exclusive franchise deal.

LAPD Foothill Division commanding officer relieved of duty and demoted

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced he is demoting the commander officer of the Foothill Division after video surfaced of two officers tackling a driver at a traffic stop.

Activists to submit signatures to block LA pot dispensary ban

Activists say they will submit a petition with 50,000 signatures to overturn a recently approved medical marijuana dispensary ban.

Maven's Morning Coffee: county looks to increase fire tax

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 29 and headlines include a proposal to increase the LA County fire tax, Supervisor Mike Antonovich's trip to North Korea, and cleanup plans for Skid Row.

Gov. Brown announces pension agreement for public workers

The governor unveiled a plan that may save the state billions by capping pensions, increasing the retirement age and requiring employees to pay more.

Maven's Morning Coffee: state pension reform

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 28 and headlines include Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to reign in pension costs, the city of LA's study of broken sidewalks, and a hearing date for Farmers Field.

With Zev out, where does that leave the other candidates?

Zev Yaroslavsky’s decision not to run for mayor may have been a win for two of the leading candidates, but for a billionaire still sitting on the sidelines, has little effect.

LA budget, sanitation officials split over trash pickup

Two Los Angeles City Council committees will meet on Wednesday to discuss the future of trash pickup for local apartment buildings and businesses.

Maven's Morning Coffee: a look at LAUSD harassment lawsuit

Today is Monday, Aug. 27 and headlines include analysis of Supervisor Yaroslavsky's decision, a look at the LAUSD sexual harassment lawsuit, and construction at LACCD.

Sherman to Zev (to Berman): "We agree" 40 years is enough

The supervisor's comments on his own retirement from politics are now being used in the fight between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman.

LA City Hall: Pigheads, mariachis, all in a day's work

What happened at today's Los Angeles City Council meeting? There was a shoutout to London, then a performance by mariachis. Also, only bring food if it's for the whole Chamber.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Alarcon neighbor testifies at prelim

Today is Friday, Aug. 24 and headlines include testimony in Councilman Richard Alarcon's preliminary hearing and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's decision to stay out of mayor's race.

Zev Yaroslavsky not running to be LA's next mayor

After months of speculation, the supervisor announced he will not run because “it’s time for a new generation of leaders to emerge."

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA failing to punish scofflaw banks

Today is Thursday, Aug. 23 and headlines include Supervisor Yaroslavsky's decision not to run for mayor and the city of LA's failure to fine scofflaw banks.

LAPD, DEA to work together on closing pot shops

With the clock ticking down to the city’s ban on clinics, the LA City Council asked LAPD to work with federal agents on a closure strategy.