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Alejandra Reyes-Velarde

Alejandra Reyes-Velarde started as a Metpro reporter at the Los Angeles Times in 2017. She previously wrote for the San Francisco Business Times and covered local news and crime for the Sacramento Bee. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from UCLA, where she worked at the student-run Daily Bruin. Originally from Duarte, Calif., Reyes is a native Spanish speaker.
California fires: Crews boost containment in deadly wildfires

Firefighters continued to make progress Sunday against the deadly wildfires ravaging neighborhoods up and down the state, boosting containment as more residents were allowed to return home.

Smoke continues to choke Northern California, but relief on the way

Smoke continues to choke large swaths of Northern California, but relief is on the way in the form of upcoming rains. The Bay Area and Sacramento Valley have seen unhealthful air for days thanks to smoke from the Camp Fire.

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