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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

Subcommittee approves ethics policy changes at MWD

A policy to streamline the way ethics complaints are handled at the agency responsible for supplying water to 19 million people in Southern California was approved by a subcommittee on Monday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Conflict of interest at LAX?

Today is Monday, Aug. 19 and headlines include questions about a conflict at LAX, a new ethics policy at the Metropolitan Water District, and big data at City Hall.

Metropolitan Water District considers stronger ethics policy

The multibillion-dollar agency that oversees water for 19 million people in Southern California will consider a proposal to change the way ethics complaints are handled.

City considering DWP union salary deal (updated)

A public hearing on the contract between the city and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's union was held Friday as battle lines were being drawn.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP contract gets public hearing

Today is Friday, Aug. 16 and headlines include public comments on a proposed DWP contract, new members for the Fire Commission, and a sign off for Expo Line.

Mayor shakes up panel overseeing Los Angeles Fire Department

The change up comes as the LAFD addresses concerns over response times, the reliability of its 911 system, and allocation of resources.

Mayor appoints professor, civic leaders to LA Police Commission

A law professor, a former media executive and a longtime civic leader were among those Angelenos appointed to the Board of Police Commissioners Wednesday by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Redevelopment in Watts

Today is Thursday, Aug. 15 and headlines include a billion-dollar redevelopment in Watts, new city commissioners, and the opening of the Chinatown Walmart.

Maven's Morning Coffee: More social workers for LA County

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 14 and headlines include the hiring of 150 social workers in LA County, an OK on curbside gardening, and a look at curb assessments.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti names picks for airport commission

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti named his seven picks to oversee Los Angeles World Airports Tuesday. Six will be new faces and one is a sitting commissioner.

LA City Council: What happens if DWP workers strike?

L.A. City Councilmen ask what will happen if DWP workers strike, assuming that a new contract isn't in place by June of next year.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Court rejects LAPD impound policy

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 13 and headlines includes a court's rejection of LAPD's impound policy, sexual harassment accusations against an LA councilman, and the arrested of a politician in Moreno Valley.

LA City Councilman hit with sexual harassment complaint

A former staffer to Councilman Jose Huizar says she was sexually harassed by the politician however, Huizar "strongly and emphatically" denies the accusations.

State takes away cities' power to ticket at broken meters

A new state bill takes away cities' abilities to ticket drivers who leave their cars at broken meters. Before LA changed its policy, LADOT handed out just one ticket at an inoperable meter this year.

Report: LA City Council should approve proposed DWP contract

The chief legislative analyst estimates that a proposed contract with the DWP union could save $7.9 billion over a 30-year period.