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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

City of LA hopes to establish citywide Internet access

The city abandoned a previous effort, but officials say the climate is better now. They'll seek a private company to help pick up a tab that could reach $5 billion.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayoral election in Long Beach

Today is Monday, April 7 and headlines include the race to be mayor of Long Beach, how politician connections impacted L.A.'s promise zone, and an engagement for a state politician.

LA prepares to get two report cards this week

Mayor Eric Garcetti will give his inaugural State of the City address on Thursday, the day after the 2020 Commission offers solutions to problems it has identified.

Maven's Morning Coffee: South LA tenants forced to move

Today is Friday, April 4 and headlines include the forced relocation of some South L.A. residents, building trust at DWP, and Sen. Ron Calderon takes to Twitter.

Bill Clinton offers practical solutions for urban problems

The former president took over City Hall Thursday to host a day-long meeting on how local governments can improve and finance their infrastructure.

Maven's Morning Coffee: President Clinton visits City Hall

Today is Thursday, April 3 and headlines include President Clinton in L.A., turmoil in the sheriff's deputies' union, and a changing Compton.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Councilman puts hold on permits for Jay-Z concert

Today is Tuesday, April 2 and headlines include a fight over permits for a Grand Park concert, food waste at LAUSD, and efforts to end corruption.

Councilman balks at plans for Jay-Z summer festival in LA

Jose Huizar represents downtown but says he had not been told about the event. His questions pre-empted the official announcement of the proposed Labor Day weekend fest at Grand Park.

LA City Council approves big change to garbage collection

The new system would divide the city into areas served by trash haulers selected by the city through competitive bidding in order to mandate higher environmental standards for trucks and greater efforts to recycle.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Competing city, county sales tax proposals

Today is Tuesday, April 1 and headlines include overlapping tax proposals, the shakeup coming to the Board of Supervisors, and an ethics ombudsman for the state Senate.

LA to consider dramatic change to garbage collection

A plan to overhaul the way garbage is collected from Los Angeles apartment buildings and commercial businesses is expected to be approved Tuesday by the City Council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti's leadership style

Today is Monday, March 31 and headlines include a look at Mayor Eric Garcetti's style, a conversation with the controller, and new payments for Orange County tolls.

State Senate votes to suspend Yee, Calderon and Wright (Updated)

Leland Yee and Ron Calderon have been indicted. Roderick Wright is awaiting sentencing on a perjury conviction. Gov. Brown calls on all three to resign.

Maven's Morning Coffee: What's the future for Leland Yee?

Today is Friday, March 28 and headlines include the political future of Leland Yee, an endorsement for Bobby Shriver, and the retirement on the Public Health director.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Garcetti backs Beck's disciplinary call

Today is Thursday, March 27 and headlines include the mayor's comments on LAPD discipline, calls for the resignation of an Anaheim councilwoman, and fears over Dodger traffic.