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Emily Alpert Reyes

Emily Alpert Reyes covers City Hall for the Los Angeles Times. She previously reported on the census and demographics, tracking how our lives are changing in Los Angeles, California and the country. Before joining The Times, she worked for the pioneering nonprofit news website voiceofsandiego.org, winning national awards for her reporting on education. She has also traveled to Bolivia as a fellow with the International Reporting Project and survived the University of Chicago.
Bel-Air residents accuse city of abetting illegal mega-mansion construction

In a legal filing, Bel-Air residents living downhill from a massive, unfinished mansion are alleging that the city of Los Angeles knew and failed to stop illegal construction at the site.

FBI raids home and offices of L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar

FBI agents searched L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar's City Hall office, a field office and his Boyle Heights home on Wednesday and were seen removing boxes. An agent said the search warrants were under seal.

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