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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: Board of Supervisors' hiring spree

Today is Friday, Oct. 17 and headlines include John Deasy's comments on LAUSD, the Board of Supervisors' hiring spree, and a defense of a campaign TV ad.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAUSD superintendent to resign

Today is Thursday, Oct. 16 and headlines include the end of John Deasy's time at LAUSD, a debate between supervisorial candidates, and council districts in Whittier.

Kevin de Leon sworn in with bash that busts tradition

Democratic Sen. Kevin de Leon has been sworn in as the first Latino to head the California Senate in more than a century with an expensive and out-of-the-ordinary soiree in downtown Los Angeles.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Kevin de Leon to lead state Senate

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 15 and headlines include Kevin de Leon's new leadership role, water conservation in LA, and jail time for a former L.A. councilman.

AEG gets another 6 months to lure NFL team to Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council has given developer AEG another six months to bring pro football back to the nation's second-largest city.

Mayor Garcetti announces new water conservation measures

Citing California's ongoing drought, Garcetti announced conservation efforts Tuesday aimed to reduce the city's water usage by 20 percent by 2017.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Brown and Kashkari clash over money

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 14 and headlines include Gov. Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari's fight over money, a hot Congressional race in Ventura, and ethics reform in Orange County.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Economic recovery in Inland Empire

Today is Monday, Oct. 13 and headlines include the economic recovery in the Inland Empire, a wage boost for low-income workers, and the fight over public education.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Is Jerry Brown still a reformer?

Today is Friday, Oct. 10 and headlines include an endorsement for Sheila Kuehl, appointments in Long Beach, and is Gov. Jerry Brown still a reformer?

LA's surprising shopping list: From frozen rats to heroin

To improve the way the City of Los Angeles buys what it needs, Controller Ron Galperin has released data on 3,300 vendors who supply goods to 45 city departments.

Maven's Morning Coffee: San Gabriel Mountains get designation

Today is Thursday, Oct. 9 and headlines include a federal designation for the San Gabriel Mountains, thoughts on making parking easier in LA, and what would the impact be of Prop 47?

Maven's Morning Coffee: Jerry Brown takes to the airwaves

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 8 and headlines include Gov. Brown's campaign ads, Los Angeles' new minimum wage proposal, and water officials who waste water.

Minimum wage proposal seeks to put Los Angeles on path to $15 per hour

A proposal that could increase the city of Los Angeles' minimum wage to $15.25 per hour by 2019 was introduced Tuesday by members of the city council.

What does Neel Kashkari's campaign mean for Republicans?

Republican Neel Kashkari faces an uphill battle in his campaign against Gov. Jerry Brown. But the campaign may be providing other Republicans with a blueprint for the future.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Is Mayor Garcetti's strategy working at City Hall?

Today is Monday, Oct. 6 and headlines include a critique of Mayor Eric Garcetti's style, a Republican's appeal to independents and what does Prop 45 mean for voters?