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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

City councilman wants to raise legal age to buy cigarettes

LA Councilman Paul Koretz wants to set the age at 21, though it's unclear whether the city has the authority to approve such a law.

LA City Council seeks answers to city's failing streets

The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to study a $3 billion bond proposal that could ultimately repair thousands of miles of failed streets in the city.

Maven's Morning Coffee: A change in how Sacramento fundraises?

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21 and headlines include new details on the DWP contract, a push to change fundraising rules in Sacramento, and more staffing for Probation.

Metropolitan Water District OKs new ethics policy

The district’s ethics officer will now evaluate all complaints, which one director said will create a process "that is free of political influence."

New details emerge in city's negotiations with DWP union

City Council president Herb Wesson says a deal is near that will reflect a partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has been critical of the union's proposal.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Acting assessor to be appointed

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20 and headlines include a new acting assessor, Mayor Eric Garcetti's first 50 days in office, and a Q&A with a councilman.

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.