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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

Marijuana clinics likely to shut down in waves

Los Angeles city officials hope medical marijuana clinics owners voluntary close their doors. Those who don't could face financial and criminal penalties.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jan Perry gets personal

Today is Thursday, July 26 and headlines include a conversation with mayoral candidate Jan Perry, a fight at Men's Central Jail, and bankruptcy preparation in the Inland Empire.

Medical marijuana patients urged to grow own cannabis

Once the city of L.A. forces more than 800 medical marijuana clinics to close, how will patients obtain their medication?

Advocates want voters to overturn pot shop ban

Supporters of medical marijuana are hitting back at the city of Los Angeles’ ban on pot shops with a referendum, an ordinance and possibly a lawsuit.

The final days of LA's medical marijuana clinics?

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office says he will sign the ordinance banning medical marijuana clinics. Meanwhile, Americans for Safe Access says it will try to overturn the law.

Maven's Morning Coffee: violent in Anaheim

Today is Wednesday, July 25 and today's headlines include fights between protesters and police in Anaheim and the Los Angeles City Council's ban on medical marijuana clinics.

Medical marijuana clinics banned by LA City Council

Nonprofit storefronts that sell medical marijuana will be banned in the city of Los Angeles under a proposal approved Tuesday.

LA County voters to decide whether adult films need condoms

The question of whether adults performing in pornographic films should be required to use condoms on set will be put to Los Angeles County voters in November.

Yaroslavsky: Term limits proposal a mockery

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky knocked a proposal to extend the term limits for county supervisors. The proposal's author, Supervisor Mike Antonovich, was elected in 1980.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Grand Park preps for opening

Today is Tuesday, July 24 and headlines include Supervisor Gloria Molina's efforts to open Grand Park and the decline of the Republican Party in California.

LA County supervisors consider extending term limits

Supervisor Mike Antonovich has represented the county's Fifth District since 1980. He will be termed out in 2016, but now wants to extend that limit until 2024.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD fingerprints go unchecked

Today is Monday, July 23 and headlines include thousands of unchecked fingerprints in the LAPD's crime lab, a look at LA's broken sidewalks, and a rundown on job creation.

Pension commissioner appointed to LAPD's Police Commission

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed attorney Rafael Bernardino to the civilan panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department.

LA mayor: ban assault weapons in wake of Colorado shooting

In the wake of today's shooting during the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called for a ban on assault weapons.

Mayor: politicians just want to be loved

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at Cal State LA this week and told an audience that most people who run for public office "want to be loved and want to be popular."