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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: Curren Price hires a lobbyist

Today is Friday, Sept. 27 and headlines include Councilman Price's decision to hire a lobbyist, Mayor Eric Garcetti's film czar, and the newest state senator.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Tracking services at City Hall

Today is Thursday, Sept. 26 and headlines include a system for tracking city services, millions of DWP dollars spent on nonprofits, and a new poll on marijuana.

Tax returns show millions spent on salaries, travel at DWP trusts

The utility's union chief says the two training institutes were established because the DWP's training and safety programs were "inefficient" and "expensive."

Maven's Morning Coffee: Questions on DWP spending

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 25 and headlines include questions on DWP spending, an influx of state lawmakers to LA, and an extension on reducing the prison population.

State lawmakers take over Los Angeles City Council

Gone are the days when a janitor or teacher could be elected. Today, seven of the 15 members are straight out of Sacramento.

Maven's Morning Coffee: How independent are city commissions?

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 24 and headlines include the independence of city commissions, a public hearing at LAX, and a special election in the Inland Empire.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Federal investigation into LA County jails

Today is Monday, Sept. 23 and headlines include federal oversight of LA county jails, a look at Mayor Eric Garcetti's appointments, and a ghost in a city council office.

Mayor Eric Garcetti sets up shop — in a parking spot

Mayor Eric Garcetti spent Friday morning meeting with Angelenos in a temporary office erected in two parking spots in Boyle Heights. Really.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP spending questioned

Today is Friday, Sept. 20 and headlines include questionable spending at the DWP, new rules for political bloggers, and the future of Public Health in LA.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Sheriff Baca speaks in the Valley

Today is Thursday, Sept. 19 and headlines include Sheriff Lee Baca's comments on jail violence, the closure of the Boeing plant, and support for the Olympics.

Dababneh, Shelley advance to runoff in 45th Assembly District race

A senior aide to Rep. Brad Sherman and a writer who has authored books on the US Constitution will face off in a Nov. 19 runoff.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County sends inmates to fire camps

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18 and headlines include LA County's plan to reduce jail crowding, Anaheim's search for a police chief, and a walk down memory lane with Gov. Brown.

LA City Council supports tougher penalties for hit-and-run drivers

Hit-and-run carries a less severe penalty than DUI; the council wants state lawmakers to change that.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Special elections in state Assembly, Senate

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 17 and headlines include special elections, questions about functionality of LAUSD Board, retirements at Sheriff's Department.

Two legislative seats up for special elections in SoCal

The elections will bolster Senate Democrats' supermajority while Assembly Democrats continue hovering near the two-thirds margin.