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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: Injuries cost LA taxpayers millions

Today is Monday, Sept. 29 and headlines include a Los Angeles Times investigation into injuries, Orange County's cold shoulder to ethics, and a profile of Neel Kashkari.

Maven's Morning Coffee: State audit on BOE headquarters

Today is Friday, Sept. 26 and headlines include a state audit on BOE headquarters, Supervisor Molina's chat with AirTalk, and a big payout from San Diego police.

Maven's Morning Coffee: New minimum wage for hotel workers

Today is Thursday, Sept. 25 and headlines include new wages for hotel workers, a complaint about LAFD recruitment, and a look at Jewish leadership in L.A.

LA hotel workers to earn more than double federal minimum wage

Starting next summer, Los Angeles hotels will have to pay at least $15.37 per hour., joining Santa Monica hotels to pay the highest minimum wage in the country.

$15 minimum wage a step closer for LA hotel workers

Thousands of hotel employees in Los Angeles could see their hourly wages increase to $15 next summer under a proposal being considered by City Hall.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAUSD superintendent gets review

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 23 and headlines include Superintendent John Deasy's annual review, a complaint system for helicopter noise, and a new wage proposal for hotel employees.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Kashkari attends state convention

Today is Monday, Sept. 22 and headlines include Neel Kashkari at the state Republican convention, Paul Tanaka's run for sheriff, and what if you could text 911?

Public hearings set for Los Angeles city elections

Los Angeles city officials will hold public hearings next month to discuss whether municipal elections should coincide with state and federal races.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Garcetti talks economics in the Valley

Today is Thursday, Sept. 18 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's economic talk, the giant water slide in downtown, and the LA Times' support for the LAUSD superintendent.

LA Report: Change election day to boost voter participation

A report released by LA's top budget official recommends moving municipal elections to coincide with more high profile state and federal races.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Shriver, Kuehl debate

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16 and headlines include a supervisorial debate, peak demand for DWP's energy, and Rod Wright's resignation.

LA County officials launch mobile-friendly election website

The new online resource allows users to register to vote, check voter status and view sample ballots - just in time for the November 4 midterm election.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Hidden cost of construction ban

Today is Monday, Sept. 15 and headlines include a new poll on Prop 46, the hidden costs of construction restrictions, and a jail sentence for a state senator.

Are LAPD contract talks deadlocked? Union declares impasse

The standoff is over more than pay, according to union leaders who've complained of bias in the disciplinary system - an accusation rejected by Chief Charlie Beck.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Police union declares impasse

Today is Friday, Sept. 12 and headlines include negotiations with the police union, a business tax proposal from the mayor, and damage claims from the UCLA flood.