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

LA's plan of attack on unsafe housing

Following the deadly fire in Oakland, L.A.'s city attorney met with police and fire officials and the city's Building and Safety Department to find better ways to safeguard the city's buildings.

LA's 'hydra' of underground spaces braces for crackdown

LA city officials will discuss ways to rein in unpermitted and abandoned buildings, where artists and musicians sometimes live and perform.

Japanese-Americans stand with Muslims in wake of attacks

Japanese-Americans led a march through Little Tokyo on the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, calling for solidarity with Muslims.

Deadly Oakland fire sends alarms through LA

After more than 30 people died in an Oakland warehouse, L.A. officials are asking the public to report warehouses being used for concerts, parties and shelter.

Asian-American comics go from sideshow to main stage

After a year of getting sidelined in Hollywood, Asian-American comedians celebrate their first mainstage show at the popular Upright Citizens Brigade.

Controversial 'Reef' project in South LA gets green light from city

The $1.2 billion project includes more than 1,400 units of housing, a hotel, shopping and restaurants.

The art of housing creative Angelenos

The city of Los Angeles has partnered with a builder to develop a 72-unit artist colony in Hollywood to provide more affordable housing.

Thousands headed for Airbnb global conference in DTLA

Airbnb hosts and fans will turn out in big numbers for the company's 3rd annual conference. Activists, who will protest outside, say home sharing has made L.A.'s housing shortage worse.

LA housing measure forces city, developers to adapt

Measure JJJ will require more affordable housing in new LA developments, but one builder says he's already cancelled a project because it'll be too expensive.

Why Asian-Americans backed Props 55 and 56

Asian-American support for two state ballot measures, one to create a new tobacco tax and the other extending a tax to fund local schools, outpaced the general population. Here's why.

In divisive election year, a hard road to boosting Asian-American turnout

Census figures show that less than half of Asian-Americans voted in the last presidential election, and it'll be difficult to improve on that this election cycle.

Tenant activists divided over LA housing initiative

The L.A. Tenants Union has split with other renter advocates over Measure JJJ, a measure that would force developers to build more housing for low-income renters.

LA has another plan for getting developers to pay for affordable housing

City-imposed "linkage fees" connect market-rate projects with the need to build more affordable housing — and many developers prefer them to Measure JJJ.

Black Lives Matter attorney: 'The movement will not be distracted'

Los Angeles attorney Nana Gyamfi takes a controversial stance in the wake of the Dallas Police shooting, insisting the killings won't sidetrack black activists.

Trauma on replay: Grieving when your loved one is national news

Behind each headline is a community in disbelief. How does all that attention (and sometimes scrutiny) impact the families and friends of those killed?