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Asian American Communities Correspondent
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
Lois Rubin, 66, needed an affordable place to live. She rents a room from Shirley Ross, 95. As Baby Boomers retire and face high housing costs, the option works.
Councilmembers are pushing a plan that would give the city more say over the design of new subdivisions.
A city committee is considering regulations on new outdoor signs and granting amnesty to billboards standing without the proper permits.
Public health workers are focusing efforts on parts of Hollywood, East Hollywood, Koreatown, Pico Union and Westlake.
Newcomers are moving into the just-built Vernon Village Park, an affordable housing apartment complex. The city's corrupt past was inspiration for the second season of "True Detective."
City officials say a state financing program could help property owners pay for retrofits over decades, and reduce how much cost they pass onto tenants.
The state will set aside more than $27 million in cap-and-trade dollars to build more than 800 affordable housing units in Southern California alone.
The City Council banned short-term rentals in residential areas if they last less than 30 days.
Cities have broad authority to require developers to include affordable housing in new projects, says the California Supreme Court.
A new city ordinance banning 80 percent of short-term rentals takes effect today. City officials have said they will ramp up enforcement over time.
Councilman Felipe Fuentes wants to legalize apartment units that were added without the proper permits. He wants to tackle illegal garage conversions in LA next.
City zoning officials have proposed limits on future developments in the Northeast L.A. neighborhood, especially in areas along the L.A. River.
Frogtown residents can weigh in Tuesday on zoning proposals intended to keep housing affordable and preserve neighborhood access to the river.
City and county officials say without state regulations on homesharing, local enforcement will be 'extremely difficult.'
Councilmember Mike Bonin and council president Herb Wesson say home sharing hosts in L.A. should only be able to rent out their primary residence