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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: Strike at ports of LA, Long Beach

Today is Monday, April 28 and headlines include strikes at the ports of L.A. and Long Beach, an open records fight in a harassment case, and county supervisors head to D.C.

Sidewalk repairs coming to some city-owned properties in LA

A pot of $10 million for repairs had gone unspent for almost a year as the city faced a related lawsuit from disabled residents.

Candidate calls for ethics hearing on Senator Berryhill

Derek Cressman, who is running for secretary of state, wants the Senate Ethics Committee to hold a hearing on the politician fined this week for campaign money laundering.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA sues DWP union

Today is Friday, April 25 and headlines include L.A.'s lawsuit against the DWP's union, a fine against a state senator, and Jerry Brown's influence.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Governor appoints new FPPC chief

Today is Thursday, April 24 and headlines include a new chief of the FPPC, little hope of the NFL returning to L.A., and the annual Pat Brown Institute dinner.

Former Huizar aide can expand sexual harassment suit against LA

A judge ruled Wednesday that L.A. councilman Jose Huizar's former deputy can now accuse the city of failing to prevent the alleged harassment.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Ethics training for state Senate

Today is Wednesday, April 23 and headlines include ethics training for state senators, the retirement of the L.A. City Council's top aide, and Mayor Garcetti's home goes up for rent.

Maven's Morning Coffee: The quest to bring rail to LAX

Today is Tuesday, April 22 and headlines include the challenge of bringing rail to LAX, a Q&A with candidates for secretary of state, and problems at a water district.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Sheriff candidates split on immigration

Today is Monday, April 21 and headlines include a split on the Sheriff's Department's immigration stance, TV time for a super PAC, and the arrest of a council aide.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA gets neighborhood prosecutors

Today is Friday, April 18 and headlines include more neighborhood prosecutors for LA, the finances of ex-Bell officials, and the e-cigarette ban.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Bell's Robert Rizzo goes to prison

Today is Thursday, April 17 and headlines include sentencing for Bell's Robert Rizzo, fixing sidewalks in South LA, and shutting off power to DWP customers.

Jay-Z, Garcetti: Made in America fest coming to LA

The mayor and the pop culture impresario announced the two-day festival, slated for Labor Day weekend. Concerns remain over the effect on downtown residents and businesses.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Profile of Bobby Shriver

Today is Wednesday, April 16 and headlines include a profile of Bobby Shriver, the race to replace Rep. Henry Waxman, and a change of policy for the Sheriff's Department.

Mayor Eric Garcetti, Jay-Z to announce concert in Grand Park

The announcement comes even though the City Council has yet to approve a festival permit and one councilman has raised concerns about street closures and crowd control.

Changes coming to LA's trash collection system in 2017

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti signs law that will divide the city into zones for apartment buildings and businesses to be served exclusively by approved haulers.