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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

Jackpot idea to lure LA voters spurs debate over low turnout

Dismal participation at the polls isn't the most exciting political topic; but a proposed voter lottery prize has Angelenos talking about civic duties.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Residents confront LAPD chief over shooting

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20 and headlines include an angry confrontation over a LAPD shooting, the greening of LA, and citing students for minor offenses.

LA City Council approves $500K price tag for Made in America festival

Despite concerns including police costs, City officials agreed to charge a fixed price to promoter Live Nation to host a huge Labor Day weekend music festival.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Mayor Garcetti talks Olympic bid

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 19 and headlines include LA's Olympic bid, LAUSD's ongoing computer problems and toll lanes in Costa Mesa.

City leaders discuss new approaches to fixing LA sidewalks

Each year, the city pays millions of dollars to pedestrians injured on damaged sidewalks. Local leaders hope to find new materials and funding to fix the problem.

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?