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Josie Huang covers housing and changing neighborhoods for KPCC. Huang previously reported and produced for KPCC's Take Two and The Madeleine Brand Show. She is a former reporter and co-host of the evening drive-time news show for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Prior to radio, she reported for dailies in Maine and Massachusetts. Assignments have taken her to Central America’s largest dump, a coastal Mississippi town recovering from Hurricane Katrina and the US-Canada border, which American seniors were crossing to buy cheaper prescription drugs. She grew up in Taiwan and Maryland, and attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

Stories by Josie Huang

The complex role of political surrogates

This election cycle, political surrogates have been out in full force, touting the messages of the presidential candidates.

Instagram's new logo embraces color, ditches polaroid

Adobe's director designer explains why Instagram's new look is in line with the current trend of aesthetics for smart devices.

The FDA plans to redefine 'healthy.' But it may take a while.

Since the mid-1990s, the FDA has defined “healthy” as a product with limited levels of fat, sodium and cholesterol. But that could all change soon.

How California home prices got sky-high

The average price of a home in California is more than twice the national average. But it wasn't always this way.

Diving into new homelessness numbers

Homelessness in Los Angeles County rose by nearly 6 percent over the past year, according to new numbers released by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

LA County homelessness up 6 percent over last year

Homelessness rose by 35 percent in the San Fernando Valley, when most other areas saw slight increases or even decreases.

City of LA floats proposal to tackle mansionization epidemic

Across Los Angeles, homes are being torn down and replaced with bigger houses, called "McMansions" by some.

Sorry, McMansion fans. You can't have it your way

Complaints about outsized homes have been growing so the city may scale back or eliminate provisions that can lead to outsize homes.

Boomers are staying in their homes longer, and that’s not good for SoCal real estate

Realtors say that Baby Boomers' decision to stay longer in their homes is having a major impact on the entire housing market

Baby boomers hold tight to their homes

More baby boomers are staying in their homes instead of moving to condos or apartments — and that's making SoCal's housing shortage worse.

LA kids grow up more segregated than their parents

A new study looked at 100 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, and found that more parents are moving so their kids can attend the best schools.

A sign of gentrification: The vanishing LA laundromat

Lucy's Laundromat in Echo Park is the latest coin-operated laundry to close in the face of redevelopment. Residents say family-owned businesses are disappearing.

LA housing officials float plans to discourage evictions

Housing officials say evictions under the state's Ellis Act law are displacing hundreds of people in one of the country's toughest housing markets.

Look out, Panda Express. Here comes Ming Tsai

Celebrity chef Ming Tsai plans to open a new Asian fast-casual chain nationwide. "I’m going to do a better Panda Express, I hope," he said.

Los Angeles plans crackdown on Airbnb — and its hosts

The vacation-rental web giant and its hosts could be fined for failing to share information with the city and renting out property for more than 90 days a year.