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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

Westside candidates get endorsements in state Senate race

Democrats Ben Allen and Sandra Fluke picked up endorsements Wednesday from local elected officials. The two are running to replace state Sen. Ted Lieu.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP union rallies over contract

Today is Wednesday, June 18 and headlines include the DWP union's rally over its contract, the LAPD's investigation into one of its own, and a bump in cargo traffic at the ports.

LA County approves new health benefits for future employees

Reduced medical coverage for retirees was approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The changes will only apply to anyone hired after June 30.

Maven's Morning Coffee: How many pot shops in LA?

Today is Tuesday, June 17 and headlines include the number of marijuana dispensaries in LA, a new appointment to the Coastal Commission, and Mayor Garcetti's F-bomb.

Officials don't know how many pot shops operate in LA

More than 800 illegal pot shops still have business tax certificates in the city of Los Angeles, the Budget and Finance Committee was told Monday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: City Hall ignores 2020 Commission

Today is Monday, June 16 and headlines include a new state budget, a couple of helicopters for DWP and City Hall's decision to ignore the 2020 reports.

US Olympic Committee names LA a finalist for 2024 Olympics

Los Angeles joins San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C. on the short list of American cities in the running for the 2024 games.

LA City Council honors Congressman Henry Waxman

Rep. Henry Waxman was feted at Friday's meeting of the Los Angeles City Council. Waxman is retiring after four decades in Congress.

Maven's Morning Coffee: President Obama in Irvine

Today is Friday, June 13 and headlines include President Obama's visit to Irvine, LA's settlement of a free speech case, and should parking fines be reduced?

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's affordable housing problem

Today is Thursday, June 12 and headlines include LA's affordable housing problem, fallout from the June 3 primary, and a profile of a political consultant.

Port of LA director confirmed by city council

Gene Seroka will lead the Port of Los Angeles, which is one of the busiest ports in North America. He replaces Geraldine Knatz, who left in 2013.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County creates new child welfare office

Today is Wednesday, June 11 and headlines include creation of new child welfare office, a wage proposal for hotel workers, and a map of foreclosed homes.

LA City Council committee approves $15/hour for hotel workers

A proposal to set a new minimum wage for non-union hotel got through its first hurdle Tuesday. Next comes a vote by the full council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Reforming LA's child welfare system

Today is Tuesday, June 10 and headlines include changes in LA County's leadership, reforming the child welfare system, and the death of an off-duty LAFD pilot.

Mayor's office leads effort to place 10,000 veterans in jobs

Mayor Eric Garcetti says the city will work with more than 100 companies and 40 nonprofits to find employment for veterans over the next three years.