Josie Huang

Asian American Communities Correspondent

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More Asian Americans live in L.A. County than any other county in the U.S. The communities are varied and complex and often invisible in the mainstream media. I tell the stories of recent immigrants and families who have been here for generations to answer the question: How do you navigate the intersection of being Asian and American and what impact does that have on L.A.’s future?

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Stories by Josie Huang

For the newly homeless, some help with the rent

Local authorities are investing in rapid re-housing, which provides rental assistance with newly homeless people. The idea is to get people back to self-sufficiency quickly.

LA homelessness: City, county pass plans. Now what?

City and county officials affirm their commitment to ending homelessness, but say they will need to find more revenues to fund their plans for the long-term.

'Kung Fu Panda 3' lures Chinese-speaking audience in US

At seven AMC theaters in the U.S., movie-goers can see English and Chinese versions of the film. Four of those theaters are in Southern California.

'No kill' advocates urge more landlords to accept pets

City shelters euthanize about a quarter of the animals annually. "No kill" advocates say landlords could reduce the number of surrendered animals by allowing pets.

LA's rental market tightens; vacancy rate falls to 2.7 percent

Less than 3 percent of the apartments and rental homes in L.A. are empty, according to new Census figures. Low supply, and high demand usually mean price increases.

Alone in US, Chinese teens seek diplomas, independence

More than 23,000 Chinese teens are studying in U.S., hoping to better their chances to attend American colleges and happy to avoid the dreaded Chinese entrance exam.

Los Angeles wants Olympic athletes in UCLA dorms for 2024

Will Olympic athletes be heading to the UCLA dorms in 2024? The Olympic committee decides on the host city next year, but L.A. is adding a collegiate approach to its bid.

LA weighs rules to make infill developments more attractive

Clusters of modern townhomes are popping up in LA neighborhoods alongside bungalows. Critics say they should blend better. The city wants public input on new rules.

Wal-Mart leaves behind LA's Chinatown - and mixed emotions

The retail giant fought to open its first store in downtown Los Angeles in 2013, but pulled up stakes less than three years later.

US representatives Waters, Chu join fight to stop Keiro sale

Two members of Congress are joining with activists to oppose the sale of a senior health care nonprofit serving elderly Japanese-Americans.

Los Angeles weighs in on homelessness in doubleheader meetings

Residents packed county and city meetings Wednesday. In L.A. leaders confronted a new report that estimates L.A. must spend $1.85 billion to address homelessness.

LA homeowners falling prey to loan modification scams

The L.A. City Attorney on Thursday announced charges against two men who collected fees for loan modifications without doing the work.

City, county of Los Angeles plan joint attacks on homelessness

Los Angeles and L.A. County are each holding a meeting Wednesday, inviting the public to weigh in on their respective plans to end homelessness.

Without shelter space, LA's homeless turn to tents

What to do with LA's homeless tent encampments was a big topic for local officials in 2015. And this year, as heavy El Nino rains hit, the problem's only grown.

Report: LA must spend $1.8+ billion to fight homelessness

A new city report shows Los Angeles needs to sharply increase how much it spends annually to properly address homelessness crisis.