2020 Census:

KQED (May 31, 2020): “California Could Lose a Seat In Congress. Here’s What That Would Mean”

Alhambra Source (May 16, 2020): “Why the Census Matters During a Public Health Emergency”

LAist (April 27, 2020): “LA Could Lose A Congressional Seat — Here’s Why”

Ethnic Media Services (April 16, 2020): “Los Angeles’ Asian, Pacific Islander leaders adjust to pandemic in 2020 Census drive”


General News:

NBC News: “What’s actually behind the low Asian-American obesity rate?”

Medical DailyAsian Americans More Prone To Obesity, Despite Lower Weights: The Hidden Risks Of Being ‘Skinny Fat'”

SCPR: “CDC ramps up study of Asian-American Health”

Statesman: “Officials try to raise awareness of Asian-American diabetes risk”

Tribune News Service:Health officials raise alarm on high diabetes risk for Asian-Americans”

Daily Mail: The REAL reason Asian-Americans have a low obesity rate: Typically obese Filipinos are mixed with underweight Koreans to create misleading BMI scores”

CCTV: “Dr. Ida Chen and Scott Chan are fighting obesity and diabetes in China”

Alhambra Source: Environmental nonprofit opens new office in Alhambra”

Alhambra Source: Life in Translation: Alhambra Considers the Language Question”

Civil Eats: Food & Race: 10 Years of Creating a More Just Food System


Air Pollution:

Pasadena Star-News (August 4, 2019): “Education and advocacy: How the Asian community in San Gabriel Valley combats air pollution”

SCPR (August 21, 2019): “In SGV, Getting A Sense of Air Quality”

Streets Blog LA (September 20, 2019): “SGV Connect 49 – Changes at Foothill Transit and Air Quality Near Alhambra High Schools”

SCPR (April 24, 2016): The air out there: Traffic, pollution and children’s health”

SCPR (April 7, 2016): To fight an invisible problem, researchers and health advocates give teens pollution monitors”


Food Roots:

Red Canary Collective (October 21, 2020): “You Should Know a Farmer: How food sovereignty and resilient food systems put the future in our own hands”

NBC Asian America (July 30, 2020): “For Asian Americans, food deserts encompass both income and culture: How Asian American farmers are helping low-income and elderly AAPI access fresh food and culturally specific ingredients during the pandemic”

Alhambra Source (May 27, 2019): How ‘Food Roots’ Provides Locally-Grown Organic Asian Produce to People with Financial Need”

NBC News (May 16, 2019): Bok choy and bread fruit: How traditional crops fit a food secure future”

KCET (July 26, 2017): “The Struggles Of Growing Organic-Certified Asian Produce In Greater L.A.”

SCPR (July 12, 2017): “Nonprofit helps California’s Asian-American farmers grow their business”

Asian Americana (July 30, 2016 – Podcast): “002 – Roots CSA”

SCPR (January 29, 2014): From bok choy to daikon: Fresh, affordable produce to suit Asian tastes”

KCET (January 16, 2014): “Nonprofit Brings Organic Asian Produce to Southern California”



StreetsBlog: Reclaiming Public Space for Marginalized Communities: Bikes Don’t Fix Everything, But They Can Help”

LA Downtown News:  Pedestrian Dangers in Chinatown”

SCPR: Bound by freeways, Chinatown pedestrians face heightened danger”


Healthy Corner Store Work: 

LA Times: Turning the food desert of Filipinotown into an oasis of healthful eating”

Eastsider LA: Retrosuperfuture shines on Silver Lake; fresh produce hits Hi-Fi corner markets; Eastside’s essential pizza joints; Boyle Heights helps step up your taco game”

PS Mag: Finding Nutrition in the Food Deserts of California” 



Alhambra Source: What you need to know about the funding Alhambra has to build more parks”


Rethink Your Asian Drink:

AOL News: Go easy on boba tea, popular beverage can be bad for your health”

Epoch Times: 全球糖尿病患者60%为亚裔 喝甜饮前请三思

JTBC: 한 컵에 ‘빅맥’ 칼로리…버블티 경고 경보

World Journal: 洛縣衛生局:遠離肥胖 小心亞洲飲料

ABC 7: Boba Tea can Lead to Obesity and Diabetes, Health Experts Warn” 

KSCI-TV: 아시안 음료 주의해야

KTLA 5: Health Risks of Boba Highlighted by Local Organizations During Boyle Heights Event”

LA 18: [奶茶是否是健康飲料] 洛城18台晚間新聞07282016

Asian Americana (Podcast): “004 – Boba/Bubble Tea”