Leah Xinyan Zhang is a bilingual multimedia journalist specializing in data journalism and TV production.

LA City and County considers a ban on vaping

https://youtu.be/NLZBQLuZF28 Aria Xiao is a vaper, she says she smokes all the time. "I noticed there are some signs of no smoking on the building or on the streets, Xiao said. “But I just feel like vaping is not included in that ban." And she is right, but that is what Los Angeles County and … Continue reading LA City and County considers a ban on vaping

USC helps provide free fresh food to low-income communities

USC Keck School of Medicine, the American Heart Association and Food Forward launch a free food service program for East LA residents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUfYzKixR7Y Nelly Ruiz is a mother of four boys. She says it's hard to keep good healthy food on the table. But today she has her pick of fresh fruits and vegetables. "These … Continue reading USC helps provide free fresh food to low-income communities

Local solar businesses are in trouble

Layoffs and bankruptcies could sideline now struggling local companies. The heavy burdens of the tariff has left many solar companies in crisis even before they think about whether to move factories back to the United States. Stratenapex, a small local solar installation company, is also in trouble. Shan Patel, the founder said he had to … Continue reading Local solar businesses are in trouble