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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: Will LA get rubber sidewalks?

Today is Thursday, Feb. 27 and headlines include a proposal to repair city sidewalks with rubber, LAFD's rejection of thousands of candidates, and a lawsuit against parking tickets.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Fall of Lee Baca

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 26 and headlines include the fall of Lee Baca, expanding the living wage, and blight in South Los Angeles.

Moratorium on fracking OK'd by LA City Council committee

The council's land use committee recommended a halt on the controversial gas extraction technique, citing the state's drought and residents' health concerns.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Fallout from Calderon

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 25 and headlines include fallout from the Calderon indictments, the regulation of e-cigarettes, and an investigation in Santa Ana.

Maven's Morning Coffee: The cost of retrofitting LA apartments

Today is Monday, Feb. 24 and headlines include a proposal on retrofitting apartments, a ballot measure to split California into six state, and the surrender of Ron Calderon.

Corruption charges nothing new to cities of southeast LA County

The indictments of state Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Tom Calderon are just the latest in a string of bribery, money laundering and corruption cases to hit southeast L.A. County.

Calderon investigation: Once powerful brothers face life in prison

State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Tom are accused in a bribery case that sent shockwaves through California politics and resonated from southeast L.A. County to Sacramento.

State Sen. Ron Calderon, brother indicted on corruption charges (updated)

State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Tom were indicted Friday on public corruption charges in connection with suspected bribery and other allegations.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Audit looks at travel expenses in Long Beach

Today is Friday, Feb. 21 and headlines include an audit on travel expenses at the Port of Long Beach, a new pension plan for L.A. County, and the move to solar power.

State Senator Norma Torres will run for Congress

The Sacramento lawmaker has announced her intention to run for the House of Representatives seat being vacated by Gloria Negrete McLeod.

Mayor Garcetti headed to Mexico on trade mission

A delegation of the city's elected, airport, port and business leaders will travel to Mexico City next month to tout business opportunities in L.A.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Following recruits through LAPD Police Academy

Today is Thursday, Feb. 20 and headlines include life in the Police Academy, more registered independents in California and protests over Metro's fare proposal.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP goes after delinquent customers

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19 and headlines include DWP's new collection efforts, an appointment at the LAUSD and a congresswoman runs for the Board of Supervisors.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA City Council considers hotel workers' wages

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 18 and headlines include an ordinance on hotel wages, a new spokesman for the LAFD, and why an Orange County politician gets a free car -- and a car allowance.

LAFD names former Villaraigosa aide as spokesman

The LAFD has named a new public information director in a sign the interim chief is trying to make the department more accessible to media.