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Elderly Korean, Cambodian-Americans more likely poor in LA County

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| AARP and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles release a report that examines the status of older Asians by ethnic group.

Latest approach to ticketing tripping up some LA street vendors


Advocates say a recently implemented city administrative citation program impacting street vendors is leading to confusion, financial problems, and due-process issues for those cited.

California bill targets cities' profit-making immigrant detention contracts


Cities and counties contracting with private companies for immigrant detention centers could be stopped under a California state bill.

Need to renew your passport? Don't procrastinate


Federal officials are expecting a crush of renewal applications nearly a decade after tighter passport rules kicked in.

Grapes, black-eyed peas and soba on LA's New Year menu


In Southern California's diverse enclaves, people are ringing in 2016 with traditional feasts, some of which promise good luck for the coming year.

Churches may give migrants sanctuary from deportation


Federal officials have not confirmed reports that mass raids and deportations are coming, but some churches are already making contingency plans to house migrants.

Immigration courts complete more cases, but big backlog remains


For the first time in six years, the number of completed cases at the nation's busy immigration courts has risen, perhaps turning a corner on the long-standing backlog of cases.

Reports of deportation plans have migrants on edge


Federal officials have yet to confirm a broad deportation plan, but some Central American migrants with deportation orders fear they'll be sent back to violence in their home countries.