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

Orange County struggles to find motels to house homeless

Workers are frantically calling motel owners, seeking rooms for the homeless people being removed from the Santa Ana riverbed.

LA protesters rally in Pershing Square for new gun laws

There was a vocal teen presence at the protest. "I’m realizing I’m older and I don’t need to be quiet anymore," said one 18 year-old who was organizing a high school walkout.

North Koreans find faith and family in LA church

A Los Angeles church offers community to North Koreans who often come to the U.S. alone and mourning the loss of family back in their homeland.

Catholic Church steps up legal help to LA's Salvadorans

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles plans legal aid workshops at churches popular with Salvadorans as their temporary permission to live in the U.S. is ending.

Candidates for California's next governor battle to separate themselves

It got heated — and personal — when the six major candidates met on stage at USC to discuss the issues facing California.

3 things to listen for at the gubernatorial town hall Saturday

It will be the first time the candidates have faced each other in public to answer questions.

Popular granny flats create a niche industry in LA

Architects and designers are shifting more of their focus to small backyard housing units. "It's the next big thing in L.A.," says one firm's co-founder.

A 'Blue Christmas' service for those feeling loss, pain

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Altadena is one of a growing number of churches that hold special services for people going through a tough time in their lives.

SOA: London Breed, CA,FCC showdown looms

Housing, homelessness, and affordability will keep acting San Francisco Mayor Breed busy until the special election in June.

8-year-old's killer unlikely to see death penalty carried out anytime soon

"My best guess is it would never be carried out," says one constitutional law expert.

Fire insurance: 3 things to do if your home is damaged by fire

Dealing with the loss of a home is heartbreaking enough, but for homeowners who are already struggling, there's another complication: navigating their fire insurance policies.

Creek Fire may be the last straw for one blaze-tested couple

Thousands of people and hundreds of animals were forced from the area north of the 210 Freeway as the Creek Fire spread. For people like the Eckers, the danger of fire might be greater than the charms of life in the hills.

To preserve the creative vibrancy of a neighborhood, should LA subsidize housing for artists?

To stem the further loss of artists from Los Angeles, two councilmen have proposed creating an affordable housing program for those in creative arts.

The party's over for LA's party houses

City officials are targeting Hollywood Hills homes that are used for parties, product launches and other events that violate regulations.

LA considers affordable housing program for artists

As high rents push artists out of the Arts District and Venice, the L.A. City Council is weighing a proposal to grant them special consideration in housing.