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

Manhattan Beach council cracks down on short-term rentals

The City Council banned short-term rentals in residential areas if they last less than 30 days.

California court rules for city in affordable housing fight

Cities have broad authority to require developers to include affordable housing in new projects, says the California Supreme Court.

Short-term rental hosts on borrowed time in Santa Monica

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.

City considering 'amnesty' for bootleg apartments

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.

Residents fight for Frogtown's future at zoning hearing

City zoning officials have proposed limits on future developments in the Northeast L.A. neighborhood, especially in areas along the L.A. River.

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.