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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

Races for LA Board of Supervisors: Who's in, who's out?

LA councilman Paul Krekorian says thanks, but no thanks. Sheila Kuehl is way in. Wendy Gruel is still waffling. And a WeHo councilman says he's "smiling and dialing."

Maven's Morning Coffee: Coroner's preliminary report for TSA officer

Today is Thursday, Nov. 21 and headlines include a preliminary coroner's report for the TSA officer killed at LAX, closing arguments in Bell, and the legalization of cats.

DWP officials working to correct new billing system

A new software system at the Department of Water and Power has left customers with incorrect bills and lengthy wait times for those seeking explanations.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP cuts off funding

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 20 and headlines include the DWP Commission's frustration with spending, a new parking website, and a special election is too close to call.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Cost overruns at Port of LA

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 19 and headlines include a major cost overrun at the Port of LA, the city's plastic bag ban, and capturing the Griffith Park mountain lion.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Garcetti family to Getty House

Today is Monday, Nov. 18 and headlines include the Garcettis move into Getty House, LAPD's investigation into the LAX shooting, and a special election.

Would you talk to the City Council from the comfort of home? (Poll)

An L.A. councilman has a plan that would allow remote testimony from citizens at some meetings. That would save time and money — and hopefully encourage more civic participation.

Local elected leaders call on Calderon to resign

Even though State Senator Ron Calderon has not been charged, a group of 15 elected officials from Southeast L.A says his conduct has tarnished the office.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Profile of Anne Gust Brown

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 13 and headlines include a profile of Gov. Jerry Brown's closest advisor, new details in Bell trial, and a teddy bear drive in L.A.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Ron Calderon's future in the state Senate

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 12 and headlines include an effort to remove Ron Calderon from his Senate committee assignments, a look at public health in LA, and the LAX police.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Hillary Clinton in LA

Today is Monday, Nov. 11 and headlines include the former secretary of state's visit to LA, hopes of an NFL team, and a possible strike at LA County.

Calderon lashes out at call for his resignation

State Sen. Ron Calderon says a call for his resignation makes a "mockery" of the presumption of innocence. This comes as the FBI looks into whether Calderon illegally accepted bribes.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Does LA County need more supervisors?

Today is Friday, Nov. 8 and headlines include the size of the Board of Supervisors, funding for earthquake maps, and legalizing street vendors.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Testimony from former Bell police chief

Today is Thursday, Nov. 7 and headlines include testimony from Bell's former police chief, mapping earthquake faults, and a Ready for Hillary fundraiser in downtown.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Councilman asks to review LAX procedures

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 6 and headlines include a review of LAX's emergency communications, a chat with the port director, and a Republican runs for governor.