Frank Shyong

Writer

Frank Shyong covers the San Gabriel Valley and other topics for the Los Angeles Times. He grew up south of Nashville, Tenn., and moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to study economics at UCLA. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and has reported for the Taipei Times, Entertainment Weekly and the Orange County Register.  

Recent Articles

  • 在洛杉矶枪支店, 中国移民体验陌生的武器携带权

    在洛杉矶枪支店, 中国移民体验陌生的武器携带权

    当托尼·出现在工业市的一家枪支店里时, 他手上拿着在家乡中国不会拥有的东西一个持枪证。 在第三次的枪支安全考试中, 他顺利通过了——他说, 枪支店考试的中文翻译不太准确——尽管如此, 他还是有点紧张。 “你确定警察不会来找我? ”58岁的问。 在中国, 个人持枪基本属违法行为。因此, 许多中国移民在来到美国后对持枪感到好奇。 洛杉矶的中国移民经常光顾Gun Effects, 它位于工业市的一家购物商场, 这里还有奶茶店、按摩房和恐主题的台湾餐厅。 在最近的一个工作日, 汤姆·佩蒂在商店中跟着音响轻声哼着歌, 此时一队人正在中英双语的登记表前排队。几名顾客对持枪考试中的一个中文翻译感到困惑,...

  • Riders stuck 130 feet in the air on malfunctioning ride at Knott's Berry Farm

    Riders stuck 130 feet in the air on malfunctioning ride at Knott's Berry Farm

    A Knott’s Berry Farm ride that malfunctioned trapped 21 riders, including several children, 130 feet in the air for more than six hours Friday before they were rescued, authorities said.  The malfunction occurred on the popular Sky Cabin ride, a slow-moving attraction that lifts riders up to 180...

  • Palo Alto vandalized with swastika-like graffiti in 6 locations

    Six locations around Palo Alto, including two law offices, were vandalized with what police believe were meant to be swastikas on Thursday night. The vandal or vandals drew the swastika symbol with the arms facing the wrong direction, said Lt. James Reifschneider, a spokesman for the Palo Alto...

  • 为何美国官员打击生育旅游, 赴美产子的中国游客却仍络绎不绝?

    为何美国官员打击生育旅游, 赴美产子的中国游客却仍络绎不绝?

    一个寒冷的4月上午, 10点, 在惠提尔医院, 索菲亚降生了。 她身体健康, 重7磅1盎司。一个在美国的未来等着她, 如果她做出选择的话。 妈妈特蕾西从上海而来, 专门为她创造这样一个机会——全世界最好的教育, 安稳的童年, 值得信赖的医疗, 没有人排长队。 “我来这里是为了给孩子更好的选择, ”特蕾西说, 她要求免去姓氏, 因为读到过美国官员打击赴美产子妈妈的故事。 中国中产阶级的收入经历了爆炸式的增长。最近的皮尤调查显示, 96的中国人生活得比父母更好, 但无数像特蕾西这样的“生育游客”还是每年穿过大洋, 赴美产子。 在美国的中国飞地, 她们找到了小型住宿产业: 接收现金的助产人士、司机和医生,...

  • Why birth tourism from China persists even as U.S. officials crack down

    Why birth tourism from China persists even as U.S. officials crack down

    At 10 a.m. on a cold morning in April at Whittier Medical Center, Sophia was born. She was a healthy baby girl at 7 pounds and 1 ounce, with a future in America to look forward to, if she chose it. Her mother, Tracy, came from Shanghai to give her this choice — a chance at the world’s best education,...

  • Freezing temperatures expected tonight in parts of Los Angeles County

    Freezing temperatures expected tonight in parts of Los Angeles County

    Forecasters expect freezing temperatures in some parts of Los Angeles County on Sunday night. A mass of cold air followed the storm systems that brought rain to the area on Thursday and Friday, said Scott Sukut, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.   Mountain, coastal and...

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