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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

Former Mayor Villaraigosa heads to Harvard

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is headed to Cambridge as a visiting fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Metro Crenshaw Line stops short

Today is Monday, Aug. 12 and headlines include plans for a new train near LAX, Democrats try to hang on in the Valley, Supervisor Gloria Molina calls for a challenger to the sheriff.

City Hall prepares for public hearing on DWP contract

The Los Angeles City Council will present details and receive feedback on a labor agreement that will carry the Department of Water and Power through 2017.

Maven's Morning Coffee: calls for transparency at City Hall

Today is Friday, Aug. 9 and headlines include transparency and hearings at City Hall, perjury charges in Hawthorne, and pollution liabilities.

DWP contract talks will come out from behind closed doors

The president of the LA City Council says there will be public hearings on labor talks with the Department of Water and Power.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Failed streets bond moves forward

Today is Thursday, Aug. 8 and headlines include movement on a bond proposal for failed streets, a pay bump in Santa Ana, and is there an active fault in Hollywood?

LA City Council President: No DWP deal by Friday

The DWP's union boss wants a new union contract agreement this week, but Herb Wesson says the city will move at his own pace.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA's 911 system fails

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 7 and headlines include the failure of LA's 911 system, DWP's demand for a new contract, and a lawsuit over Whittier city elections.

Garcetti brings Courage Campaign founder onboard

Rick Jacobs, a progressive leader who helped raise $2 million for the mayor during the spring campaign, was named Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.

Councilman describes reaction to Venice hit-and-run

L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander described his colleague Mike Bonin's reaction to news of the crash, which took place during the swearing-in of another member.

Maven's Morning Coffee: mayoral summit at Getty House

Today is Tuesday, August 6 and headlines include Mayor Eric Garcetti's summit at Getty House, a split among San Fernando Valley Democrats, and a plan to expand citizens redistricting.

Wendy Greuel reports more than $500K in campaign debt

The race ended more than two months ago, but only now are she and Eric Garcetti revealing the true cost of running for mayor.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP asks for doctor's note

Today is Thursday, Aug. 1 and headlines include a new sick policy for the DWP, a look at San Bernardino one year after bankruptcy, and an anti-gay rant in Lancaster.

LA City Council: No more parking tickets at broken meters

The city council voted unanimously Wednesday to rescind a policy of ticketing vehicles parked at broken meters but pledged to revisit the decision in six months.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DCFS fires 4 social workers

Today is Wednesday, July 31 and headlines include termination for four social workers after a child's death, a Q&A with Mike Bonin, and mediation for racial profiling in LAPD.