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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: Hundreds protest LAPD shooting in South LA

Today is Monday, Aug. 18 and headlines include a protest against an LAPD shooting, a plan to finance the Made in America festival, and how to reduce ambulance wait times.

LA City Council to vote on price tag for downtown festival

With the Made in America festival less than two weeks away, L.A. city and county officials are still ironing out financial details of the massive downtown concert.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Film tax credit program could expand

Today is Friday, Aug. 15 and headlines include the possible expansion of the state's film tax credit program, questions about an earthquake fault in Hollywood, and should LA city elections have a lottery?

Would a chance to win a jackpot increase LA voter turnout?

The LA Ethics Commission is considering a lottery that would offer $1,000 jackpots to Angelenos who participate in local elections.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Water bond to appear on November ballot

Today is Thursday, Aug. 14 and headlines includes a water bond for the November ballot, a proposal to stop watering lawns, and dangers for SoCal's mountain lions.

LA's DWP union appears ready to end dispute with City Hall

Both sides seem anxious to end the battle over public funding of two nonprofits run by the DWP and its union. But City Hall is insisting on financial accountability.

Maven's Morning Coffee: George McKenna wins LAUSD seat

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 13 and headlines include the election of George McKenna, LA City Council's fight with the DWP union, and Mayor Garcetti travels to Sacramento.

LA City Council pushes to end City Hall, DWP union battle

Concerned that a "petty political fight" could jeopardize a money-saving contract at the DWP, the LA City Council tried to broker a compromise Tuesday.

$26 million settlement approved for LA sanitation workers

The Los Angeles City Council approved the multimillion dollar settlement, affecting more than 1,000 current and former garbage truck drivers.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Chief Beck up for reappointment

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 12 and headlines include police Chief Beck's reappointment, Councilman Jose Huizar's campaign funds, and could high-speed rail be California's future?

LA sanitation workers poised to win $26 Million settlement

More than 1,000 trash truck drivers say they were denied proper meal breaks. That violation of state law will likely cost the City of Los Angeles $26 million.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Has Kevin James become a City Hall insider?

Today is Monday, Aug. 11 and headlines include Kevin James' role within City Hall, the LAUSD special election, and a call for a homeless czar.

LA City Council confirms Ralph Terrazas as new fire chief

Ralph Terrazas is the first Latino to lead the LAFD. Mayor Eric Garcetti has said he wants the chief to focus on technology and diversity within the department.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Report calls out Baca, Tanaka for abuse scandal

Today is Friday, Aug. 8 and headlines include a new report on jailhouse abuses, the larger context for a South LA school board race, and criticism for a Street Services audit.

Maven's Morning Coffee: The race for LAUSD in South LA

Today is Thursday, Aug. 7 and headlines include the race for the LAUSD Board of Education, a controversial development in West Hollywood, and comparing congressional candidates.