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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: Garcetti backs Beck's disciplinary call

Today is Thursday, March 27 and headlines include the mayor's comments on LAPD discipline, calls for the resignation of an Anaheim councilwoman, and fears over Dodger traffic.

Expensive special elections are often ignored by voters

Elections to fill vacancies cost California counties millions of dollars, and they often occur with low voter participation. A Senate leader has an alternative.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA expanding summer jobs program

Today is Wednesday, March 26 and headlines include expanding the city's summer jobs program, auditing DWP funds and looking at MWD's little-known trips.

Judge rules LA controller can audit DWP institutes

Attorneys for the DWP union had argued the non-profit training institutes, which have received more than $40 million in taxpayer funds, were exempt from public scrutiny.

Metropolitan Water District's little-known trips raise questions

A KPCC investigation raises questions about the presence of campaign donors and those with business before the MWD on the agency's weekend field trips to water facilities.

Bernard Parks is latest LA pol to make soap opera cameo

The councilman will appear on "The Bold and the Beautiful" to promote city animal shelters, following in the footsteps of noted thespians Eric Garcetti and Antonio Villaraigosa.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAFD hiring suspension leaves candidates in limbo

Today is Monday, March 24 and headlines include fallout from the LAFD hiring program, a chat with the DWP's new general manager, and Gov. Brown's campaign warchest.

Pharrell parody video gets 'Happy' over LA's broken sidewalks

The parody video conveniently arrives as the city considers a tax hike to repair some neighborhoods' cement obstacle courses. Even the mayor is tweeting the video.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor calls LAFD hiring 'fatally flawed'

Today is Friday, March 21 and headlines include a suspension of LAFD hiring, a debate for the Board of Supervisors, and a runoff for UTLA leadership.

Garcetti stops fire department's 'fatally flawed' recruitment

LA's mayor calls in the RAND Corporation as a consultant after learning workshops were held for potential applicants with ties to the fire department.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Feinstein doubts legalization of marijuana

Today is Thursday, March 20 and headlines include Sen. Dianne Feinstein talks marijuana, KPCC profiles a whistleblower, and the Democratic Party makes endorsements.

Art Walk death results in settlement from City of LA

The family of a two-month-old baby who was killed by a wayward car will receive a $500,000 settlement after alleging the city ignored overcrowding problems.

City of LA settles in car accident caused by councilman

A 2012 crash involving L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar will cost Los Angeles $185,000. He was driving a city-owned vehicle at the time.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA considers tax increase for streets

Today is Wednesday, March 19 and headlines include a tax proposal to fix failing streets, an election in Whittier, and did fracking cause an earthquake?

LA to consider sales tax to fix failing streets, sidewalks

The city's top budget official wants a half-cent sales tax hike for 15 years. If the city council and mayor put it on the November ballot, it would require two-thirds approval from voters.