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

English learners demand slang; teachers try to keep up

When Americans talk about a movie, it could be a "bomb" or a "smash hit"... not to mention "da bomb." These are the kind of things English learners want to know.

LAX shooting: 1 dead, several still hospitalized

The confirmed death is that of a male “behavior detection officer” with the TSA, according to the American Federation of Government Employees.

Asian-Americans may need different body mass standards to measure health

Public health experts say obesity-related disorders like diabetes, hypertension and joint disease can strike Asian-Americans at lower weight levels.

Financial feud threatens OC Tet Festival

A dispute between festival organizers and the city of Garden Grove over bookkeeping and finances is threatening the popular Lunar New Year celebration.

What's behind the discovery of 2 rare oarfish within 1 week?

It remains a mystery why another oarfish has washed ashore on a SoCal beach within a week of the first. But one thing is known: the second fish was female.

LA Mayor's Office helps defer deportation for young immigrants

The Mayor's Office opened up council chambers and the rotunda so volunteers could provide legal assistance to those eligible for the federal Deferred Action program.

Let's talk race: California legislative committee holds hearings across the state

A New Year's Eve attack by two Latino men from Compton on four African-Americans prompted the creation of a special legislative committee to explore race issues.

In immigration news: Obama promises post-shutdown reform push, deportation milestone approaching, Latinos and the Dodgers, more

President Obama says immigration reform will become a priority again once the fiscal crisis is resolved. This and more.

Asian-American Christians protest Saddleback Church Facebook post

Two incidents at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church exposed tensions between Asian-American churchgoers and the larger evangelical Christian community.

Emotional roller coaster for fans of Mexico's national team

Mexico escapes elimination one more time and sends it's soccer fans on an emotional roller coaster ride. Next stop - Costa Rica

Diversity on TV may be good for the ratings

A UCLA analysis of 67 scripted cable and broadcast shows found that those with more diverse cast members posted above-average ratings.

New Republican outreach strategy woos California Latinos

Republicans hire their first-ever Hispanic state director in California and announce a new strategy to court the Latino vote in strategic areas across the country.

Finding bone marrow matches is harder for some ethnic groups

Bone marrow donations can potentially save the lives of people with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. But it can be difficult finding donors, especially within certain ethnic communities.

Inside California's Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

The new law is directed at workers in situations where providing one-on-one personal care accounts for 80 percent or more of their duties.

Irvine's Asian population booms, boosting real estate sales

Irvine is now one of the hottest real estate markets in the nation, partly due to its appeal to Asian homebuyers attracted to the planned community’s wide boulevards, open space and new construction.