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

Police ID suspect in Halloween hit-and-run that killed 3 Santa Ana teens

Jaquinn Ramone Bell was arrested at a motel in Stanton. Two other adults and two teenage children were taken into custody but later released, according to police.

Boy struck in Halloween crash in Irvine in critical condition

A 4-year-old boy who was struck while out trick-or-treating with his father is in "critical but stable condition," police said Sunday.

Update: Police say they've made arrests in fatal Halloween hit-and-run in Santa Ana

Santa Ana police issued a press release Sunday announcing that they'd made "multiple" arrests in the hit and run that left three 13-year-old girls dead Friday.

25,000 fans to descend on LA’s Hello Kitty Con

Hello Kitty Con marks the 40th anniversary of the Sanrio character. Organizers say 25,000 convention-goers will pack the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo.

An Inside Pass to Hello Kitty Con

Sanrio held its first-ever official Hello Kitty Convention timed to the iconic cartoon character’s 40th birthday. Some 25,000 people converged on downtown Los Angeles over four days.

Old con resurfaces in LA: 'Chinese blessing' scam targets the elderly

Investigators say Chinese criminals on tourist visas exploit elderly, superstitious women. Here's how the scam works and how to avoid being a victim.

In immigration news: Ariz. town works for ICE, church sanctuaries, TV's families of color, more

An Arizona town will manage the largest detention center being built in South Texas. A Mexican man facing deportation stays at a Denver church. Are there more families of color on TV?

Chivas USA disbands after 10 troubled years; LA to get new team

Chivas USA was formed in 2004 and targeted L.A.'s large Hispanic population. The team finished seventh in the nine-team Western Conference with a 9-19-6 record.

LA’s Thai Town, only one in US, turns 15

Thai immigrants started settling around neighborhood half a century ago, drawn by Hollywood.

Gang tensions upset LA’s Pacific Islander community

Community leaders and police are trying to quash rumors of a Samoan-Tongan gang war.Two shooting incidents and social media speculation have heightened the conflict.

In immigration news: Executive action said not to be final, Oregon driver cards, federal detainers, more

The White House says not to jump to conclusions about executive action. Oregon voters will decide whether to allow drivers' licenses for immigrants in the country illegally, and more.

In immigration news: Haitian family reunification, Kansas election battle, unaccompanied minors

The Obama administration expedites family reunification for Haitians, Kansas Democrats target "immigration warrior" in the mid-terms, and more.

Hong Kong protesters get Los Angeles support

Some 500 supporters of the Hong Kong protests, many of them students, rally in downtown L.A.'s Grand Park.

In immigration news: Arizona policies in court, Obamacare coverage, driver's licenses

Obama administration to weigh in Arizona immigration policies in court. Advocates say immigrants weren't given proper warning they could lose Obamacare coverage. N.J. Gov. Christie asked to allow driver's licenses for immigrants in country illegally.

Immigrants without legal status able to apply for professional licenses in CA

A new California law requires that, no later than 2016, about 40 state boards must consider applicants, even if they lack legal immigration status.