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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. promised more housing for homeless people — but some neighborhoods are way behind

A year ago, Los Angeles City Council members promised to support 222 units of new housing for homeless people in each of their districts. So far, the reality has been uneven, with projects disproportionately concentrated near downtown and poorer parts of L.A,, perpetuating a longstanding pattern.

The Luxe hotel was a hot spot for fundraisers. But some L.A. politicians didn’t pay the bill

The owners of downtown L.A.'s Luxe City Center Hotel spent several years seeking city permission to build hotel and residential towers on the property. Some elected officials who held fundraisers there during that period paid their bill only after inquiries by Times reporters.

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