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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: Is Jerry Brown still a reformer?

Today is Friday, Oct. 10 and headlines include an endorsement for Sheila Kuehl, appointments in Long Beach, and is Gov. Jerry Brown still a reformer?

LA's surprising shopping list: From frozen rats to heroin

To improve the way the City of Los Angeles buys what it needs, Controller Ron Galperin has released data on 3,300 vendors who supply goods to 45 city departments.

Maven's Morning Coffee: San Gabriel Mountains get designation

Today is Thursday, Oct. 9 and headlines include a federal designation for the San Gabriel Mountains, thoughts on making parking easier in LA, and what would the impact be of Prop 47?

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown takes to the airwaves

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 8 and headlines include Gov. Brown's campaign ads, Los Angeles' new minimum wage proposal, and water officials who waste water.

Minimum wage proposal seeks to put Los Angeles on path to $15 per hour

A proposal that could increase the city of Los Angeles' minimum wage to $15.25 per hour by 2019 was introduced Tuesday by members of the city council.

What does Neel Kashkari's campaign mean for Republicans?

Republican Neel Kashkari faces an uphill battle in his campaign against Gov. Jerry Brown. But the campaign may be providing other Republicans with a blueprint for the future.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Is Mayor Garcetti's strategy working at City Hall?

Today is Monday, Oct. 6 and headlines include a critique of Mayor Eric Garcetti's style, a Republican's appeal to independents and what does Prop 45 mean for voters?

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mental health care in jails

Today is Friday, Oct. 3 and headlines include mental health care in jails, new regulation for OC Water District, negotiations between UTLA and LAUSD.

Maven's Morning Coffee: The end of Councilman Huizar's harassment lawsuit

Today is Thursday, Oct. 2 and headlines include the end of Councilman Huizar's harassment lawsuit, pensions in Stockton, and where do Angelenos live?

Maven's Morning Coffee: Gov. Brown vetoes ethics bill

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1 and headlines include the veto of an ethics bill, former Mayor Riordan's reflection on tenure, and a discussion on transparency in government.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Ontario sues over airport control

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 30 and headlines include another legal fight over Ontario Airport, Mayor Garcetti's plan for safer streets, and will the Angels get a new stadium?

Maven's Morning Coffee: Injuries cost LA taxpayers millions

Today is Monday, Sept. 29 and headlines include a Los Angeles Times investigation into injuries, Orange County's cold shoulder to ethics, and a profile of Neel Kashkari.

Maven's Morning Coffee: State audit on BOE headquarters

Today is Friday, Sept. 26 and headlines include a state audit on BOE headquarters, Supervisor Molina's chat with AirTalk, and a big payout from San Diego police.

Maven's Morning Coffee: New minimum wage for hotel workers

Today is Thursday, Sept. 25 and headlines include new wages for hotel workers, a complaint about LAFD recruitment, and a look at Jewish leadership in L.A.

LA hotel workers to earn more than double federal minimum wage

Starting next summer, Los Angeles hotels will have to pay at least $15.37 per hour., joining Santa Monica hotels to pay the highest minimum wage in the country.