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Frank Shyong

Frank Shyong is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times writing about diversity and diaspora in Los Angeles. He grew up south of Nashville, Tenn., and moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to study economics at UCLA. He joined The Times in 2012 and previously reported on the San Gabriel Valley, Chinese immigration to the Southland and the Asian American community.
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Excluded by banks, minorities in California became their own lenders

Cambodian Americans often rely on the tontine, a rotating savings and credit association, instead of a bank to build community businesses, as many other immigrant groups have done.

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On Virgil Avenue, avocado toast and four different versions of the same city

We live in different versions of Los Angeles, but an East Hollywood brunch summit shows our lives can intersect with conversation and food, even avocado toast.

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