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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

LA's $13.25 minimum wage proposal tabled for economic study

The city's Economic Development Committee ordered an economic study of the LA Mayor's proposal to increase minimum wage to $13.25 an hour, slowing down the measure.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jim McDonnell's style in Long Beach

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 28 and headlines include a look at Jim McDonnell's leadership style, ballot measures in Irvine, and new plants at Getty House.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown has a new ad

Today is Monday, Oct. 27 and highlights include Gov. Brown's new campaign ad, the future of elections in Anaheim and spending in a state Senate race.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD's response times

Today is Friday, Oct. 24 and headlines include the LAFD's response times, a supervisorial race in Orange County and control of the Greek Theatre.

Live Nation wins key battle to run Greek Theatre

L.A.'s Recreation and Parks Commission voted Thursday to give Live Nation a 20-year contract to operate the theater. But it still has to clear another commission and the full city council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Profile of LA's registrar-recorder

Today is Thursday, Oct. 23 and headlines include a profile of Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan, the money race for state propositions, and free concert tickets at City Hall.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County's voting system

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22 and headlines include L.A. County's voting system, probation for a deputy city attorney, and the U.S. education secretary's visit to L.A.

5 councilmen want to slow down LA's minimum wage proposal

Five L.A. City council members are calling for an economic study on how the regional economy could be affected by an increase to the minimum wage.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Parking at Metro rail stations

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21 and headlines include parking problems at Metro rail yards, a labor dispute in Palmdale, and the resignation of a mayor.

Last day to register to vote — Where do I apply?

It's not too late to register to vote. California residents have until the very end of the day Monday (just before midnight). Here are some tips to help you get it done.

Proposal to move Los Angeles elections passes key committee

L.A. city elections could be moved to coincide with presidential and gubernatorial races under a recommendation approved Friday. Lottery is still on the table.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Board of Supervisors' hiring spree

Today is Friday, Oct. 17 and headlines include John Deasy's comments on LAUSD, the Board of Supervisors' hiring spree, and a defense of a campaign TV ad.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAUSD superintendent to resign

Today is Thursday, Oct. 16 and headlines include the end of John Deasy's time at LAUSD, a debate between supervisorial candidates, and council districts in Whittier.

Kevin de Leon sworn in with bash that busts tradition

Democratic Sen. Kevin de Leon has been sworn in as the first Latino to head the California Senate in more than a century with an expensive and out-of-the-ordinary soiree in downtown Los Angeles.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Kevin de Leon to lead state Senate

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 15 and headlines include Kevin de Leon's new leadership role, water conservation in LA, and jail time for a former L.A. councilman.