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

Sriracha hot sauce maker erects defiant banner in legal dispute (photos)

Huy Fong Foods founder David Tran hangs a banner at his Irwindale facility that reads “No tear gas made here."

Judge orders Sriracha hot sauce maker to get rid of smell

The order requires sauce maker Huy Fong Foods to stop any operations that could be causing the odors and make changes to mitigate them. Read the full judge's order here.

LA political, religious leaders fast for immigration reform (photos)

Dozens of fast participants squeezed into a chapel within the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, invited by Archbishop Jose Gomez, himself a Mexican immigrant.

Gays and lesbians fight to join Vietnamese Tet parade in Westminster

Vietnamese-American Federation attorneys successfully fought a bid to force the parade organizers to include a gay rights contingent in the 2013 event.

In Immigration News: Obama rallies for reform in SF, public stands behind 'path to citizenship,' Katy Perry's geisha act and more

President Obama gives speech on immigration reform on Monday in San Francisco, he'll have to make up for lost credibility among advocates. This and more.

In immigration news: Lower tuition denied in AZ, Hulu targets Latinos, awards for 'hackathon' coders, more

College students in Arizona without legal status will have to keep paying for tuition with out-of-state rates, now that the Board of Regents has rejected a cost rejection. This and more.

LA coders win prize in Zuckerberg's 'hackathon' for Dreamers

The 25-hour competition challenged young programmers, brought illegally to the US as children, to come up with ways to help the immigration reform movement.

USC takes the reins at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena (photos)

The museum is housed in a 1924 Chinese Qing Dynasty-inspired mansion. USC plans to conduct extensive maintenance and upgrades at the site.

Orange County activists join fast for immigration reform (photos)

The fasting activists are also trying to pressure Orange County Republican Congress members into taking stronger stands for immigration reform.

Coachella Valley High considers facelift for 'Arab' mascot (photos)

Coachella Valley Unifed School District Superintendent Darryl Adams says a complaint from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee has the community rethinking their mascot's look.

Catholic faith buoys Filipino-American community following disaster

Faith plays a big role in lifting spirits and organizing disaster relief within the Filipino-American community, where two-thirds of the population is Catholic.

In Immigration News: legislation left gasping for air, activists fasting for immigration reform, cartoonist Lalo Alcarez joins "Bordertown"

Speaking at a press conference Wednesday afternoon, House Speaker John Boehner indicated that if he has anything to do with it, comprehensive immigration reform legislation will not be passing this year.

Typhoon Haiyan: Former Tacloban residents pray, help organize relief (photos)

Nearly 200 active members of the An Taclobanon Association of Southern California come from the coastal city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan: Local Filipino community desperate for news about survivors

There are still very few working lines of communication with the Philippines, but they're starting to open up. With that communication comes both relief and heartbreak.

Corporation plans to hire jobless veterans: Are they working? (photos)

Many companies say they want to give back to veterans who served the country. But some, including veterans, remain skeptical about the special hiring initiatives.