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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

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.

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.