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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

DWP begins paying damage claims from UCLA water main break

LA's water utility has received 190 claims for vehicles damaged or destroyed by an underground rupture that sent 20 million gallons of water onto the UCLA campus.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Increasing wages in Southern California

Today is Thursday, Sept. 11 and headlines include increasing the minimum wage, an endorsement for the state superintendent, and a look inside the Hall of Justice.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD's backlog of fingerprints

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 10 and headlines include LAPD's backlog of fingerprints, downtown's housing stock, and possible jail time for Richard Alarcon.

Cheaper to pay flood damages than replace LA's water system

Over five years, the DWP paid $9.4 million to cover damages from broken water mains. But that's just a fraction of the cost to replace L.A.'s aging water system.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Does LA need a homeless czar?

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 9 and headlines include a call for a homeless czar, lessons from the LAPD, and confusion over the city's mural ordinance.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Gloria Molina to run for city council

Today is Monday, Sept. 8 and headlines include Gloria Molina's run for L.A. City Council, Debra Bowen's struggle with depression, and the lack of Republicans in L.A.

Supervisor Gloria Molina to run for LA City Council

Supervisor Gloria Molina said Friday she will run for the city council when her term is up on the Board of Supervisors. Molina was a councilwoman from 1987 to 1991.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Shootings strike South LA

Today is Friday, Sept. 5 and headlines include a rash of shootings in South LA, a vacancy on the Coastal Commission, and a gubernatorial debate.

Former Mayor Jim Hahn's public service record honored

Jim Hahn's political career ended a decade ago but Thursday he was back in the Civic Center as City Hall East was named in his honor.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Brown, Kashkari debate

Today is Thursday, Sept. 4 and headlines include a debate between gubernatorial candidate, a building named for Mayor Hahn, and a free tickets to Made in America.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Cost of the downtown streetcar

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 3 and headlines include cost of the downtown streetcar, sentencing for state Sen. Rod Wright, and a Q&A with the police chief.

LA minimum wage hike could affect 4 in 10 LA workers, boost economy

A UC Berkeley study found that 567,000 workers – 37 percent of L.A.'s salaried and hourly non-government workers – would get a raise if the minimum wage is increased to $13.25.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti's wage proposal

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 2 and headlines include a minimum wage proposal for Los Angeles, an $8 billion price tag to fix the city's infrastructure, and an endorsement for Elan Carr.

Mayor Garcetti announces minimum wage proposal for LA (updated)

Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to raise Los Angeles' minimum wage to more than $13 per hour over the next three years. He announced details of the proposal on Monday.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD names officers in shooting

Today is Friday, Aug. 29 and headlines include the names of two LAPD officers involved in a South LA shooting, a defense of the city's wage proposal, and using campaign funds for a legal defense.