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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

Los Angeles' poverty rate greater than California, nation

New Census data finds poverty is greater in Los Angeles County than in the state or country as a whole. 18 percent of residents are below the poverty line.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Investigation into LAUSD's iPad program

Today is Wednesday, Dec 3 and headlines include a federal investigation into LAUSD's iPad program, an appointment on the Riverside Board of Supervisors, and the trouble of illegal dumping.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Who will control Ontario Airport?

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 2 and headlines include control over the Ontario Airport, a school bond in Orange County, and efforts to increase the state's minimum wage.

City Attorney: More staff needed for Proposition 47 cases

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office says it needs more attorneys and clerks to handle an influx of cases that fall under Proposition 47.

Maven's Morning Coffee: New day at Hall of Administration

Today is Monday, Dec. 1 and headlines include transitions at the L.A. County Hall of Administration, the future of at-large elections and City Hall's dwindling workforce.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Police union knocks Garcetti

Today is Friday, Nov. 14 and headlines include the LAPPL's criticism of Mayor Garcetti, a new role for Rep. Cardenas, and how smart are American voters?

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's street resurfacing

Today is Thursday, Nov. 13 and headlines include LA's road repairs, Sheila Kuehl's victory, and fallout from Proposition 47.

How did DWP nonprofits spend $20 million?

Questions over how millions of dollars in DWP funds were spent by two nonprofits may finally be answered under a settlement approved Wednesday by the L.A. City Council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Long Beach's new police chief

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 12 and headlines include Long Beach's new police chief, a supervisorial race in Orange County, and confusion over LA's fracking ban.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County's mentally ill inmates

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 11 and headlines include L.A. County's mentally ill inmates, taxpayers' bill for Made in America, and a new police chief in Long Beach.

Maven's Morning Coffee: How much water are LA politicians using?

Today is Monday, Nov. 10 and headlines include L.A. councilmembers' water usage, new districts in Anaheim, and women in Congress.

Election 2014: Kashkari reflects on loss to Brown

It didn’t take long for Republican Neel Kashkari to reflect on his. He started before Election Day. That’s according to a 12-page document Kashkari released Wednesday.

Election 2014: Kuehl wins LA Supervisors Race (and other local election results)

Labor unions helped retired state legislator Sheila Kuehl best Bobby Shriver to win a seat on the powerful Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Board of Supervisors gets shakeup

Today is Friday, Oct. 31 and headlines include changes at the Board of Supervisors, more cops at LAUSD, and a jail sentence for a former state senator.

Garcetti announces goals to end LA's housing crisis

Garcetti, who is tackling poverty by increasing the minimum wage in LA, announced housing policies this week. He didn't say how - or when - he'd implement them.