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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.
L.A. to pay $300,000 in lawsuit over arrest of former City Council aide

Los Angeles will pay $300,000 in damages and legal fees to a former City Council aide after a Superior Court judge found he had been wrongfully arrested, an incident that drew media attention and led to him losing his job.

L.A. beefs up public funding for city candidates, but critics warn it will backfire

A coalition of groups that pushed Los Angeles to beef up its system for giving public money to city candidates complains that the final version of the law, passed Wednesday by the City Council, will end up disadvantaging grassroots candidates.

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