Josie Huang


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Josie Huang reports on Asian American communities for KPCC. She previously covered housing and immigration for the station. She grew up in Taiwan and Maryland, and worked in public radio and newspapers in New England before joining KPCC in 2012.

Stories by Josie Huang

Frogtown considers zoning changes to preserve character

Frogtown residents can weigh in Tuesday on zoning proposals intended to keep housing affordable and preserve neighborhood access to the river.

Local officials mourn stalled homesharing bill

City and county officials say without state regulations on homesharing, local enforcement will be 'extremely difficult.'

LA leaders push to regulate home sharing sites like Airbnb

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

Airbnb enlists users to fight state bill

The largest home-sharing site is asking users to help defeat a Senate bill that would regulate their industry. The bill is up for a vote this week.

Atomic Cafe: Little Tokyo music landmark falls to wrecking ball

The brick building on the corner of First and Alameda is being razed to make way for a new subway station opening in 2020.

Alhambra police use WeChat as bridge to Chinese immigrants

China's most popular mobile messaging tool is commonly used by Chinese transplants to Alhambra.

Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro' gets SoCal update

On Friday, LA Opera kicks off a months-long series of productions featuring Figaro, the comedic character popularized in 18th-century France. But with its first opera, the company takes on a very modern issue: illegal immigration in Los Angeles.

Mozart with a twist: LA Opera tackles immigration issues with ¡Figaro! (90210)

The company's modern adaptation of Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro' spotlights a Mexican handyman working on a Beverly Hills estate.

LA labor coalition joins the fight against El Super grocery chain

The LA County Federation of Labor added support from more than 300 unions to a boycott of the Mexican-owned grocery chain. But it may be tough to win over shoppers.

In immigration news: House GOP tries to stop executive action, Rubio's book, drug lords, more

House GOP work to halt executive action. Rubio appeals to conservatives on immigration. California immigrant drivers fail written test at slightly higher rate than state average.

DMV releases pass/fail rates for those seeking Calif. immigrant driver's licenses (Updated)

55 percent of immigrant driver applicants failed the written test on Day 1 — a slightly higher rate than the general population.

Hundreds of LA Muslims honor Dr. Maher Hathout at memorial

The prominent American Muslim leader and interfaith activist was remembered by friends, family as a progressive visionary.

Thousands of immigrant drivers seek licenses on first day of new law

The DMV has hired more than 900 employees and opened four new processing centers to handle the surge in applicants.

Calif. to offer low-cost insurance to new immigrant drivers

New immigrant drivers may qualify for state-sponsored discounted insurance coverage even though they have no official record of being on the road.

In immigration news: Obama's year-end take, organ transplants, farm labor, and more

Obama looks back at his executive action on immigration. Illinois to provide kidney transplants to immigrants without legal status. California growers worry that labor will get worse.