Results tagged “Josie Huang”

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.

Nearly 2,000 Visit The California Desert To Remember A Dark Chapter In American History

Many see parallels between the xenophobia that met Japanese Americans during World War II and the way immigrants and refugees are treated today.

The Next Big Asian American Rom-Com Is Coming. Here Are 8 Others To Watch Before Then

Asian American Rom-Coms: You can literally count them on both hands.

We Visited The Set Of 'Fresh Off The Boat' -- The First Asian American Sitcom To Hit The 100-Episode Milestone

TV's longest-running show with an Asian American lead cast is waiting to hear about a sixth season. No other show with an Asian American lead cast has made it this far

The Other LA College Cheating Scandal -- The One You Might Have Missed

Feds say the defendants, mostly former or current UCLA students, have been charged with using fake passports to impersonate their Chinese clients at language testing centers.

You've Seen Those Shen Yun Ads All Over LA. Here's What The Show Is Really About

That sense of being stalked by the ads is seemingly universal. But much less understood is the dance troupe's origins in a controversial spiritual movement.

Not Just Dragon Dancing. The History Of LA's Chinatown Parade You Might Not Know

The origins of Chinatown's popular Golden Dragon Parade go back more than 100 years to a multicultural event called La Fiesta de Los Angeles.  The Chinese were invited because organizers thought they could bring "spectacle."

LA's Leading Public Radio Newsroom Is Getting A New CEO

Herb Scannell sought the job because audio is experiencing a "renaissance." He said KPCC, through its broadcast and digital journalism, is filling an increasingly important civic role as many print outlets struggle.

Striking Mandarin-Language Teachers Held A Rumor Control Rally In Chinatown

Some Chinese-speaking families think teachers are getting paid as kids miss out on schooling.

LA Jews Might Be Kibitzing With You On The Phone About Bail Reform

Senate Bill 10 has become the leading cause for some local Jewish organizations.

They Thought Religious Groups Would Open Their Parking Lots To The Homeless. They Were Wrong

The founders of Safe Parking L.A. had a simple idea -- match people living in their cars with safe places to park overnight, let them sleep without disruption. So why has been so hard to find religious groups to open up their parking lots?

Why A Group Of Young, Local Pastors Went To A DTLA Workshop On Immigration

"Faith leaders have the moral imperative to be the conscience of this country," said CLUE trainer Guillermo Torres.

She's A 'Dreamer.' And A Priest. And Might Need Sanctuary At Her Own Church

"We have allowed our faith to be hijacked by domestic terrorists hiding behind three-piece suits and the Bible," said Rev. Nancy Frausto, perhaps the only female "Dreamer" priest in the U.S.

Backlash Is Brewing In Inglewood Over Proposed Stadium For LA Clippers

Housing activists in Inglewood are suing the city, claiming that officials are putting construction of the proposed L.A. Clippers stadium ahead of residents’ housing needs.

Compton Has A Muddy Water Problem. Here's What It'll Take To Fix It

A troubled water district serving 1,600 ratepayers in Compton and Willowbrook is fighting for its existence, after complaints of discolored water coming out of taps have led to calls for its dissolution.

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