Results tagged “Josie Huang”

Long Beach Swears In Its First-Ever Cambodian American City Councilmember

Long Beach has the most Cambodians of any city outside Cambodia, but none have served on the City Council until now.

Mayor Garcetti Calls For 'Safety of Demonstrators And Police Officers' After Chaotic Protest Outside His Home

The Getty House is the site of daily protests against the mayor, critical of how he's handled everything from policing to homelessness and pandemic response.

A Plea To Follow The Safer-At-Home Order: 'Dead People Don't Get A Second Chance'

Amidst the largest surge of coronavirus cases so far, and rapidly rising hospitalization numbers, L.A. County's top public health official pleads with the public to follow the new safer-at-home order that takes effect Monday.

It's A Round Robin Thanksgiving For One Family Trying To Stay Safe During Covid

One SoCal family is resorting to round robin-style porch drops of food. 

Internet Notoriety Strikes Venice Boutique's Mural of Top Women Democrats

A viral tweet sent visitors to a Venice boutique searching for a quirky mural featuring Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others.

Patient Shot By Sheriff's Deputy Inside Harbor-UCLA Has Died, Family Says 

Family of Nicholas Burgos say he died Nov. 1 after being shot multiple times by a Sheriff's Deputy while he was experiencing a psychiatric crisis.

In LA, Biden Election Victory Encourages DACA Recipients Who've Felt Under Siege

The election of President-elect Joe Biden felt like a "consolation prize" to some in the DACA community, but young immigrants in the program are hopeful that his administration will offer a brighter alternative to the last four years.

For Immigrant Kids, Alex Trebek Was Like A Welcoming 'Uncle' 

Tributes poured in Sunday from immigrants who learned English from watching the warm and wry host.

Close to 50,000 Cast Their Ballots Early At Vote Centers Across LA County

Staples Center is one of 100-plus locations where Angelenos can cast ballots from now until Election Day. An additional 650 places will come online Friday.

In Orange County's Little Saigon, Vietnamese American Voters Are Courted In Closely-Watched Congressional Race

Both Democrat Harley Rouda and Republican Michelle Steel recognize the Vietnamese American vote is changing and could tip the election.

In Countdown To Election Day, Hundreds Take Part in Women's March Through DTLA

Hundreds marched Saturday afternoon from Pershing Square to City Hall in a special edition of the annual Women's March.

As Trump Blames 'The Chinese Virus,' These Asian American Women Won't Stand For The Racism

A racist incident brought Hong Lee and Esther Lim together. Now they're both speaking up for the targets of anti-Asian hate.

Long Beach Police Department Removes 'Unauthorized' Trump Flag Flying Over Headquarters

Long Beach residents said they spotted a Trump flag flying over the Long Beach Public Safety Building on Saturday. Police say they didn't learn about the flag until Sunday.

In LA, Uyghurs Joined By Other Diaspora Communities In Calling Out China

The oppressed minority groups came together on a Chinese holiday celebrating the founding of the People's Republic of China.

In South LA, March For Dijon Kizzee Turns Chaotic Outside Sheriff's Station

A march for the cyclist killed by police last week saw protesters shutting down part of the 110 and deputies firing munitions and tear gas outside their station.

One Tough Job: Ticketing The Unmasked In Manhattan Beach

A code enforcement officer said his priority was citing offenders on sidewalks where social distancing is harder.

A Community Rises, 50 Years After The Chicano Moratorium

Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium -- a decisive moment in the Chicano movement. On that day, 30,000 protesters marched through East Los Angeles against the Vietnam War and civil rights violations of Mexican Americans. The Moratorium was marked Saturday with a series of events, including a march and car caravan retracing the original protest route along Whittier Boulevard.

How Did Beverly Hills Become A Hub For Conservative Rallies?

A militia-supporting dance instructor from Beverly Hills is a key organizer in the weekly rallies.

Across SoCal, Protesters Gather to #SaveThePostOffice, Demand Postmaster Resign

As part of a day of nationwide protests, hundreds across the region turn out to denounce Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

With BCD Tofu House, Hee Sook Lee Built More Than A Restaurant Empire -- She Created A Cultural Phenomenon

"She has a very gentle smile but behind that, she has nerves of steel," her son Eddie says.

Death of Beloved Operator of Griffith Park Carousel Throws Landmark's Future Into Question

Julio Gosdinski died at age 49 on Friday. He'd worked at the merry-go-round since he was a teenager.

Vandalism Is Latest Hit For Tenants Fearing Eviction In Pandemic

Tenants at the six-unit apartment complex on the edge of Chinatown have been fighting to stay in their building, which has changed owners three times in the last year.

The Apple Fire -- And Coronavirus -- Leaves Some Evacuees Scrambling For Shelter

Social distancing requirements means the American Red Cross can't provide cots at the local high school.

Garcetti Gets A House Call From Protesters Demanding Protection For Renters

Three people were arrested as the nearly-three hour protest was breaking up.

Black Lives Matter Protesters Gather At LA Federal Building In Solidarity With Portland

Protesters led by Black Lives Matter took to the streets of Westwood Sunday to protest the federal police response in Portland, Ore.

Dodgers Are At Home, But The 'Hood Is Quiet

Foot traffic is sorely missed by businesses on Sunset Boulevard on Dodgers' first day game.

Protesters Demand Justice For Mely Corado, Trader Joe's Employee Killed By LAPD

Nearly two years after Mely Corado was killed in a police shootout at the Trader Joe's in Silver Lake where she worked, protesters marched through the neighborhood in her memory while calling on the LAPD to be held accountable.

At Outdoor Town Hall, Angelenos Picture A World Of Non-Violent 911 Encounters Without LAPD

More than 200 people showed up to recommend ways for City Hall to change how law enforcement interacts with the public.

Pacific Islander Death Rate From Covid Still The Worst In LA County (Though Not As High As Originally Thought)

Pacific Islanders face higher risks of infection because many work in the service sector and live in multi-generational homes.

Fire Official Says San Gabriel Mission Fire Apparently Started In Choir Loft. Arson Is A Possible Cause

Archbishop Jose Gomez declined to discuss an arson possibility, saying the investigation had just started.

Protesters Have New Demands After Andrés Guardado's Autopsy Is Released

Protesters are calling for he arrest of the deputy who fatally shot Andrés Guerrero and for Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign.

The US Isn't Slowing COVID-19. These SoCal Clinics Mimic A Country That Has

Orange County health clinics for Asian immigrants have adopted a COVID-19 innovation from South Korea, which has flattened its curve.

'You Started The Corona!' Asian American Californians Have Reported Over 800 Hate Incidents During Pandemic

The 832 accounts collected by Stop AAPI Hate over the last three months include verbal attacks, physical assaults and refusal of service to Asian Americans.

Closed! Open! Closed Again! Bar Owners Get Whiplash After Latest Order To Shut Down

One owner worries, "Everyone's going to freak out and not feel safe to go out" but also believes, "What the state is doing is the right decision."

As The Weeks Go By, An Effort To Keep Black Lives Matter Protests Alive

Organizers urge protesters to stay on the streets, say they're creating a "movement, not just a moment."

Trump's Latest Immigration Bans Are Supposed To Last Through End Of Year, But Impact Could Last Much Longer

Trump's newly announced freeze on several categories of work visas, and extended restrictions on green cards, is already hitting some local households hard.

This Father's Day, Hear From These Black Dads Who Are Hoping For A Better Future For Their Sons

We hear directly from four dads about their hopes for their sons in the wake of a surging Black Lives Matter movement.

Does The Supreme Court Ruling On DACA Open Up Applications Again? Questions Remain

Immigration experts say the Supreme Court ruling on DACA should open the program to new applicants once more. But federal immigration officials have not made that clear.

'All Black Lives Matter' Protest Puts The Spotlight On Queer And Trans Rights

The All Black Lives Matter rally is underway, with protesters marching from Hollywood to West Hollywood.

Elected Officials Call For Attorney General Becerra To Investigate Robert Fuller's Death

Protesters gathered Saturday around the tree in a Palmdale park where Robert Fuller was found hanged. (Josie Huang/LAist) Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: Sign up for our daily newsletters. To support...

In California, A Vocal Minority of Asian Parents Helped Defeat Affirmative Action Once Before. This Time It Could Be Harder.

An effort to restore affirmative action at California's public universities and state agencies is gaining steam amid the Black Lives Matter movement.

Any Day Now, The Supreme Court Could Upend These Young Immigrants' Lives

The Supreme Court is expected to decide this month whether President Trump can end the DACA program.

Here's What Mass At LA's Cathedral Looks Like During Coronavirus

Cherished rituals like taking communion have been altered but parishioners expressed relief and joy at returning to the pews.

Millions Raised For Immigrants Struggling Through Covid, But Most Will Not See It

The state of California and philanthropies are disbursing $125 million to immigrants lacking legal status. It's enough to help a small fraction of California's 2 million undocumented. 

Coronavirus Took Mom, Grandpa, And Grandma: How The Pandemic Has Devastated One LA Nurse's Family 

Nurse Arlene Aquino died from COVID-19 Sunday. Her father died from the virus a few days earlier, and her mother is clinging to life. Her two kids could find themselves on their own.

Ramen & Rice, But Definitely Not Refried Beans: What It Takes To Build A Food Pantry For Asians

In Orange County, a group of Asian non-profits have joined forces to get culturally-appropriate food to the needy in their communities. 

The Tourists Are Missing, But Venice Beach Is Still A Draw

Thousands Come To Venice Beach To Take In the Beach Air, Many Without Masks

Immigrants Seeking State Cash Aid During COVID-19 Crisis Jam Phone Lines

One local organization helping people apply for a new state fund said it had to add another phone line to accommodate all the calls.

LA Fire May Seek Help From Feds In Investigation Of Massive Fire That Injured 12 Firefighters

The good news, as L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a news conference late Saturday: 'Everybody's going to make it.'

In Her Own Words: Lynn Shelton, Indie Filmmaker Who Loved Improvisation And Actors, Dies At 54

In a pair of interviews she gave to KPCC's The Frame, Shelton talked about being a late bloomer and a nurturing presence on sets. 

Coronavirus Is Hitting Long Beach's Cambodian Community. But How Hard?

In Long Beach, Cambodian American leaders say they want to see COVID-19 data broken down by ethnicity. The city indicates it's moving that direction. 

'Very Successful... Not Perfect': How Things Went When LA County Trails Reopened This Weekend

The Acting Head of LA County Parks & Rec Gives A Weekend Update & Guidance For The Future

A Fifth Of California's Nurses Are Filipino. Their Burden Of The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Fast Emerging

California's health care system has more Filipino American nurses than anywhere else in the country. They're populating the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.

A Fifth Of California's Nurses Are Filipino. Their Burden Of The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Fast Emerging.

California's health care system has more Filipino American nurses than anywhere else in the country. They're populating the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.

The Legacy of Bobby Lee Verdugo, A Leader Of East LA Walkouts

After he helped lead the 1968 student walkouts in LA, Bobby Lee Verdugo went onto a lifetime of advocating for young Latinos.

In LA County, Pacific Islanders Are Dying From Coronavirus At A Rate 12 Times Higher Than Whites. These Leaders Are Fighting Back

No other Pacific Islander hub has been worse-hit than its largest, Los Angeles County. It's home to 11 of the 17 Pacific Islanders who've died in the state.

Fight to Shrink California's Incarcerated Population During Pandemic Heads To The Courts

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Gov. Newsom and Attorney General Becerra to reduce the number of people held at county jails, juvenile halls and immigrant detention centers.

Hundreds Of Migrant Children Held In SoCal Expected To Be Released Because Of Pandemic

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must promptly turn over migrant children to sponsors to protect them from COVID-19. 

Trump's Latest Immigration Ban Takes Effect Today, Targeting Green Card Seekers

Thousands of SoCal families have sponsored relatives to come to the U.S. legally with green cards. Many have waited years. President Trump's latest immigration ban puts their visas on hold.

In OC, Coronavirus-Related Racism Toward Asians Leads To Calls For Action

Hundreds sign a letter calling on the OC Board of Supervisors to denounce racist acts, including incidents at local schools.

Among SoCal Immigrants, Alarm Over New Ban On Green Card Seekers

On Wednesday, President Trump temporarily suspended entry for many green card applicants. In local immigrant communities, some fear the order could be the start of longer-lasting restrictions on family-based immigrant visas.

Not 'Second-Class Human Beings': Immigrants Sidelined By Coronavirus Get Cash, Community Support

Funds have been created for workers who don't qualify for benefits because of their immigration status. Some say bigger fixes are needed.

These Are The SoCal Nursing Homes Hardest Hit By Coronavirus

The California Department of Public Health has released a list of skilled nursing facilities where one or more staff or residents have fallen ill.

From Newport Beach to Yucaipa, SoCal Nursing Homes Are Hard-Hit By Coronavirus

The California Department of Public Health has released a list of skilled nursing facilities where one or more staff or residents have fallen ill.

In San Gabriel Valley, Concerns That Some Immigrants Are Missing Out on Coronavirus Relief Funds

Rep. Judy Chu and other members of Congress are demanding the SBA provide more information in Asian languages, such as Mandarin, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

These SoCal Churches Are Holding Drive-In Easter Sunday Services

At drive-in services started since the coronavirus hit, church-goers are supposed to keep the windows up and leave the Easter baskets at home.

Irene Hirano Inouye, Founding CEO Of The Japanese American National Museum, Dies At 71

Irene Hirano Inouye, who promoted Japanese American history and strong relations with Japan, died Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Ex-USC Admissions Official Admits He Helped Chinese Nationals Fake Their Applications For Money

Hiu Kit David Chong got three students into USC using bogus transcripts, letters of recommendation and personal statements, according to his plea agreement.

In LA, Calls For Eviction Ban To Cover All -- Not Just Some -- As Virus Spreads

L.A. landlords are temporarily barred from evicting tenants affected by COVID-19. But tenant advocates say no one should be forced out of their homes during a pandemic, period.

Little Tokyo Fights To Preserve Its Soul In Face of Coronavirus

An effort is underway to save cornerstone businesses in Little Tokyo that relied on foot traffic by creating takeout menus and getting them on social media.

I Can Sew Homemade Masks. Will Hospitals Use Them Against Coronavirus? 

Sew shops and hobbyists with extra fabric and newfound time on their hands want to help frontline health workers.

Chinatown's Restaurants Were The First To be Upended By The Now Industry-Wide Crisis

All L.A. restaurants are hurting now because of coronavirus. But some Chinese restaurants felt it weeks earlier.

Coronavirus Fears Drive Chinese Immigrants To SGV Gun Shops

Chinese customers say they're increasingly scared for their personal safety as the coronavirus crisis deepens in the U.S.

These Asian American GOP Women Want To Make OC Red Again

Are these candidates a match for the 'blue wave' in Orange County? Democratic party registrations have surpassed the GOP's, and none of the congressional districts went for Trump in 2016.

Southern Californians Are Receiving GOP Mailers That Look Like Census Forms

Southern California residents are getting mailers from the Republican National Committee that look an awful lot like official Census 2020 forms - but they aren't.

Rage-Tweets, Jokes And Stifled Coughs: How Asian Americans In LA Are Dealing With Coronavirus Fears

Xenophobia is spreading along with coronavirus, and it's creating anger and unease among Asian Americans. 

Why The Census Bureau Is Turning To Children To Reach Asian Immigrants

The Census Bureau has rolled out new ads in several Asian languages, but dropped eight of the 14 languages it used for advertising in its 2010 campaign.

It's Lights Out For Pho Broadway In Chinatown, But No One's Getting The Secret Recipe

The beloved restaurant is in a strip mall that's set to become a 25-story apartment complex, as Chinatown continues to gentrify.

Thousands Fly From SoCal To Taiwan To Vote In High-Stakes Presidential Election

An estimated 6,000 locals have returned to the democratic island for an election that's being treated as a referendum on Taiwan's relations with China.

In LA's Persian Square, Iranian General's Killing Stirs Strong Emotions

After a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general, emotions were strong among local Iranian Americans.

LA's Asian Santa Is Back In Little Tokyo

Wearing a golden samurai helmet and zori sandals, 'Shogun Santa' returns for a new chapter without Rodney Kageyama.

Another Asian American Civil Rights Organization Splinters In LA

A progressive voice in L.A.'s Korean community is hemorrhaging staff.

Christine Blasey Ford: 'I Was Not Prepared For The Venom, The Persistent Attacks, The Vilification'

She faced death threats after accusing then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both teenagers, Now she says: "I thought anyone in my position, of course, would do the same thing."

NBA Fans Are Standing With Hong Kong At The Lakers-Clippers Season Opener

An NBA fan is handing out 13,000 pro-Hong Kong democracy T-shirts to spectators to put on for tonight's match between the Clippers and Lakers.

3 Top Leaders Quit LA's Biggest Asian American Advocacy Group To Protest Layoffs

Departing staff oversaw AAAJ-LA's litigation, census and voting rights programs.

This NBA Fan Raised $43K In Less Than 48 Hours To Support Hong Kong Protesters At Season Opener in LA

The mysterious fan, who wants to remain anonymous to the public, will make and give away T-shirts in support of Hong Kong protesters to be worn at Lakers-Clippers game on Oct. 22 at the Staples Center.

LA's Top Asian American Advocacy Group Cuts Its Staff -- And Services Will Suffer

Staff say the organization is losing about a fifth of its workers who help people do everything from register to vote to seek citizenship. 

LA Judge Rejects Trump Administration's Bid To Hold Migrant Kids Indefinitely

A permanent injunction was issued that blocks the Trump administration's most recent attempt.

These San Gabriel Valley Restaurant Owners Think Giving Up Gas Stoves Will Make Their Food Mushy

Some Chinese restaurant owners in the San Gabriel Valley are supporting the gas industry's bid to stay alive, if it means they can keep their gas stoves. 

How SoCal Refugees Led The Movement to Teach More Kids About Laotian History

The California Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would add Laotian culture and history to public school curriculum.

The Horrific Story Of Korean Sex Slaves Is Now A Musical In DTLA

A new musical production in Los Angeles is the latest local effort to bring attention to comfort women.

Koreatown Is Getting A Museum Celebrating Korean Americans. Here's A First Look.

New designs for the Korean American National Museum depict an airy, 17,000-square-foot building that mixes elements of Korean architecture with dramatic modernity.

White Men Are The Biggest Group Applying To Redraw California's Voting Maps

Fourteen seats are up for grabs on a panel to decide election districts. In a state known for its diversity, the applicant pool is 60% male and two-thirds white.

Protesters Killed A Plan For A Koreatown Homeless Shelter, But That's Just The Beginning Of The Story

A shelter controversy in Koreatown was a political wake-up call to Korean Americans and sparked a grassroots movement to help the homeless.

White Men Are The Biggest Group Applying To Redraw California's Voting Maps

Fourteen seats are up for grabs on a panel to decide election districts. In a state known for its diversity, the applicant pool is 60% male and two-thirds white.

In LA's Little Tokyo, Japanese Americans Protest 'Modern-Day Concentration Camps'

A White House plan to detain migrant children at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma, where Japanese Americans were interned during WWII, has hit a nerve. Hundreds came out to protest in Little Tokyo.

Josie Huang, Asian American Communities Reporter

I tell the stories of recent immigrants from Asia and the families who have been here for generations.

Asian American, Christian, Progressive And Lonely. Is There A Church For You?

Some younger Asian Americans are leaving their parents' conservative churches. But progressive churches, which tend to be older and whiter, aren't always the right fit.

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