Emily Alpert Reyes

Writer

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.

Recent Articles

  • Pasadena police arrest man after six stabbed at party

    Pasadena police arrest man after six stabbed at party

    A San Gabriel man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Saturday after six people were stabbed, including two critically, at a Pasadena house party. Police and firefighters arrived at the scene about 3:10 a.m. after a fight erupted at the party in the 3000 block of East California Boulevard,...

  • L.A. taps Long Beach engineer as petroleum czar

    L.A. taps Long Beach engineer as petroleum czar

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday that he was tapping a Long Beach petroleum engineer to oversee oil and gas operations in the city, filling a job that had not been held full time for decades. Garcetti and his staff praised Uduak-Joe Ntuk, newly chosen as petroleum administrator, as...

  • L.A. firefighters remember 9/11 victims and rescuers at Hollywood memorial

    L.A. firefighters remember 9/11 victims and rescuers at Hollywood memorial

    At a Hollywood memorial to fallen firefighters, Los Angeles firefighters and recruits gathered early Sunday to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks that devastated the country a decade and a half ago, including hundreds of firefighters and other emergency personnel who rushed in as others...

  • Hoping to head off ballot fight, Garcetti vows to bar private developer meetings

    Hoping to head off ballot fight, Garcetti vows to bar private developer meetings

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he plans to put a stop to private meetings between planning commissioners and real estate developers or other outside parties, part of a bigger attempt to fend off a hotly contested ballot measure that would restrict development. The move comes as Garcetti and...

  • Shooting at Fresno County Jail wounds 2 sheriff's employees; suspect is in custody

    Shooting at Fresno County Jail wounds 2 sheriff's employees; suspect is in custody

    A Fresno man was taken into custody Saturday after shooting two correctional officers in the lobby of the Fresno County Jail. Thong Vang, 37, entered the jail lobby shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday, saying he wanted to visit someone and trying to get to the front of the line, Fresno County Sheriff...

  • L.A. lawmakers plan to grandfather in hundreds of granny flats

    L.A. lawmakers plan to grandfather in hundreds of granny flats

    Los Angeles lawmakers tentatively voted Wednesday to give city blessing to hundreds of “granny flats” — second units tucked behind houses — that had been thrown into legal limbo after a court ruling this year. The City Council vote sets the stage to grandfather in second units that were already...

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