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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: 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.

Valley councilman wants to install Wi-Fi citywide

Newly-elected Bob Blumenfield wants to equip the entire city of Los Angeles with free wireless Internet. Former Mayor Villaraigosa tried same thing in 2007.

Former mayoral candidate confirmed to Public Works

Kevin James was questioned about his comments on climate change and immigration Tuesday during a confirmation hearing to the Board of Public Works.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Child welfare commission gets to work

Today is Tuesday, July 30 and headlines include the Asian-American community's recruitment of young talent, the first meeting of the child welfare committee, and the future of bandit taxis.

Maven's Morning Coffee: questions for a new Compton councilman

Today is Monday, July 29 and headlines include residency questions for a Compton councilman, high-profile appointments for a LA councilman, and thoughts on transit policy.

Councilwoman-elect makes first appearance at LA City Hall

Newly-elected Nury Martinez is the only woman on the 15-member City Council. President Herb Wesson tells her she'll be in charge of Women’s Day.

Central Basin Water District sues its engineering firm

The agency, which is part of a federal investigation into State Senator Ron Calderon, alleges $867,000 in over-billing from Pasadena-based Pacifica Services.

Maven's Morning Coffee: DWP gets costly sick days

Today is Friday, July 26 and headlines include multimillion-dollar payouts for DWP sick days, voting rights in Palmdale, and a plan to eliminate sidewalk fees.

Court finds Palmdale's elections violate Voting Rights Act

According to an L.A. Superior Court, the city violates state law by continuing to hold at-large elections that disenfranchise African-Americans and Latinos.

Maven's Morning Coffee: How will LA use big data sets?

Today is Thursday, July 25 and headlines include an interview with Controller Ron Galperin, a look at low voter turnout in CD 6, and the Metro chief in DC.

The money flow between water district and Tom Calderon

The political consultant made campaign donations to board members who approved his contracts. It's not illegal, but some observers say it doesn't look good.