Los Angeles

Legal Battle Over LA Koreatown Community Center Building

A four-story building in Los Angeles that once served as a symbol of uniting Korean Americans together as a community is now at the forefront of an ongoing legal battle between factions fighting for its control. KoreaFM.net spoke with LA Times reporter Victoria Kim & US attorney Andrew Barbour about the case.


Here We Go Again.

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You’ve been born and raised in X country, though your genetic makeup is Korean.


Los Angeles and Me

 

Being grown and bred from LA, I was exposed to gangsters, hippies, drugs, etc.  America’s good at exposing these things and frankly, I loved it.  Because it definitely has made me who I am today.

The first time I heard California Girls by Katy Perry somewhere in Seoul, I started screaming out of joy and started dancing!  It’s just something CA girls do, and I know other girls do it to.

Throughout my time in college, I was an environmentally conscious person, smoked weed, wore no shoes to class, and embraced being a lover of all things.  I bought some decals and cut out huge peace symbols and stuck them on my car.

I remember smoking weed with a friend while we were sitting on the grass out of an apple.


Six Weeks, Nine States: Aussie on the Road in the US, 2012

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It’s now 34 days until I touch down in the US of A and damned if time isn’t flying along. I’ve started mailing out media packs and getting in touch with hostels to arrange accommodation, but it feels like there’s entirely too much to do before my epic tour of the USA gets underway.


The 20th Anniversary of Sa-I-Gu (L.A. Riots)

Rally held in Los Angeles on May 2, 1992

When the Riots happened, I was only 3 years old and on the other side of the country. Only until I was a freshman at UCLA did I understand what had happened on April 29, 1992, and its effects on the Korean American community.

Here in Los Angeles, I was surrounded by students who were the children of the Riots. I heard stories about their parents and relatives leaving with guns to help their neighbors protect their stores. They told me how they hid in their dark homes, afraid that they were going to die.

These accounts were eye-opening, especially since I was someone whose knowledge of the Riots was limited to brief excerpts from history books.


Top 5 Late-Night Korean Eats: Los Angeles Edition


Kollaboration 11 in Los Angeles this Saturday, Nov. 5!


Top 5 Most Korean-American Cities: Los Angeles


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