Korean American Domestic Violence Coalition Created

Korean American Family Services (KFAM) and the Center for the Pacific Asian Family hosted the official inauguration of the National Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Violence on Oct. 20. The host organizations are two of seven regional centers that have joined the coalition since its founding in 2014. According to a May 2015 California State University, Los… Read more

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Former Gang Member Helps Incarcerated Youth

Last fall, KYCC invited community expert Steven Kim, Executive Director of Project Kinship, to train our Clinical Services and Youth Services teams on his program’s mission to reduce incarceration and recidivism among former gang members, and to help their successful reentry into the community. KoreAm’s Jimmy Lee joined us for this training, and wrote a great… Read more

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East West Players Present “Born to Lead: The Susan Ahn Cuddy Story”

The Theatre for Youth at the East West Players is presenting two shows of Born to Lead: The Susan Ahn Cuddy Story this April. Written by Vivian Keh-Hue and directed by Jennifer Chang (Our American Voice and Animals Out of Paper), this 45-minute production follows the life of Susan Ahn Cuddy, the first Asian American… Read more

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Second KHEIR Clinic to Open in K-Town

By Kim Chul-soo Reprinted with permission from The Korea Times US The Korean Health Education Information and Research Center in Koreatown, Los Angeles, announced Tuesday it will open a new community clinic this year. The center also unveiled a new logo and its rebranding as “KHEIR Clinic.” KHEIR’s second, upcoming clinic will be located in… Read more

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Guelaguetza Wins James Beard Award

Guelaguetza, the renowned Oaxacan restaurant located in Koreatown, was awarded a 2015 James Beard Foundation Award. The America’s Classics Award is given to restaurants that have “timeless appeal and are beloved for quality food that reflects the character of their community.” Known for their moles, enfrijolados and grasshoppers, Guelaguetza was founded in 1994 by Fernando… Read more

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“Pause:” Korean actor’s art exhibit in L.A.

South Korean actor Ha Jung-woo’s artwork will show in Los Angeles for a special solo exhibition for the first time at PYO Gallery in February. “Pause,” which includes recent paintings completed by the actor while working on a film in Hawaii, will open Feb. 28 through April 18. “Ha’s paintings are direct, flamboyant, and inspired… Read more

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KIWA, LTSC open Casa Yondé in Koreatown

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA) and the Little Tokyo Service Center opened Casa Yondé, a 52-unit affordable green residential community that will provide housing for low-income families, homeless families and transition aged youth. “Affordable housing is one of the most essential elements for any human being to thrive,” said Los… Read more

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Ascending from the Ashes | Homeless teen becomes champion for LGBTQ youth

For Salvador A. Pacach, life these days has been pretty hectic and busy, but in a good way. He is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree at the California State University, Northridge and also working part-time at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as a sexual health counselor. When he is not studying or working, he… Read more

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Candidates for Council District 10 emerge

On March 3, 2015, residents of the city’s 10th Council District which includes part of Koreatown will be voting for their councilmember. The seat is currently occupied by Councilmember and Council President Herb Wesson, who was elected to represent the 10th Council District in a Special Election in November 2005 and is serving his second… Read more

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City proposes turning Pio Pico Library parking lot into park

Calling Koreatown one of the densest and most park poor areas in Los Angeles, city officials are proposing to turn the parking lot of Pio Pico-Koreatown Branch Library into a pocket park, and changing the street parking in the area into angled parking to offset the loss in parking. The proposal is currently being reviewed… Read more

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