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

Orange County activists join fast for immigration reform (photos)

The fasting activists are also trying to pressure Orange County Republican Congress members into taking stronger stands for immigration reform.

Coachella Valley High considers facelift for 'Arab' mascot (photos)

Coachella Valley Unifed School District Superintendent Darryl Adams says a complaint from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee has the community rethinking their mascot's look.

Catholic faith buoys Filipino-American community following disaster

Faith plays a big role in lifting spirits and organizing disaster relief within the Filipino-American community, where two-thirds of the population is Catholic.

In Immigration News: legislation left gasping for air, activists fasting for immigration reform, cartoonist Lalo Alcarez joins "Bordertown"

Speaking at a press conference Wednesday afternoon, House Speaker John Boehner indicated that if he has anything to do with it, comprehensive immigration reform legislation will not be passing this year.

Typhoon Haiyan: Former Tacloban residents pray, help organize relief (photos)

Nearly 200 active members of the An Taclobanon Association of Southern California come from the coastal city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan: Local Filipino community desperate for news about survivors

There are still very few working lines of communication with the Philippines, but they're starting to open up. With that communication comes both relief and heartbreak.

Corporation plans to hire jobless veterans: Are they working? (photos)

Many companies say they want to give back to veterans who served the country. But some, including veterans, remain skeptical about the special hiring initiatives.

English learners demand slang; teachers try to keep up

When Americans talk about a movie, it could be a "bomb" or a "smash hit"... not to mention "da bomb." These are the kind of things English learners want to know.

LAX shooting: 1 dead, several still hospitalized

The confirmed death is that of a male “behavior detection officer” with the TSA, according to the American Federation of Government Employees.

Asian-Americans may need different body mass standards to measure health

Public health experts say obesity-related disorders like diabetes, hypertension and joint disease can strike Asian-Americans at lower weight levels.

Financial feud threatens OC Tet Festival

A dispute between festival organizers and the city of Garden Grove over bookkeeping and finances is threatening the popular Lunar New Year celebration.

What's behind the discovery of 2 rare oarfish within 1 week?

It remains a mystery why another oarfish has washed ashore on a SoCal beach within a week of the first. But one thing is known: the second fish was female.

LA Mayor's Office helps defer deportation for young immigrants

The Mayor's Office opened up council chambers and the rotunda so volunteers could provide legal assistance to those eligible for the federal Deferred Action program.

Let's talk race: California legislative committee holds hearings across the state

A New Year's Eve attack by two Latino men from Compton on four African-Americans prompted the creation of a special legislative committee to explore race issues.

In immigration news: Obama promises post-shutdown reform push, deportation milestone approaching, Latinos and the Dodgers, more

President Obama says immigration reform will become a priority again once the fiscal crisis is resolved. This and more.