The Los Angeles Times wrote a piece on KYCC’s Prevention Education‘s Responsible Retailer Campaign and our work with Koreatown liquor stores to fight underage drinking, and its surrounding issues. Our exemplary community partner, OK Liquor, was lauded for their commitment to community safety on Wed., Oct. 7 by California State Senator Kevin De Leon, the L.A.P.D. and the L.A. City Attorney’s Office.
KYCC explains state law to liquor store owners, the majority of whom are immigrants. “Representatives of the group, which include Korean, Spanish, Bengali and Hindi speakers, regularly check in with about 90 stores in the area that were chosen because of their proximity to schools, past citations, or input from the community that they were problem stores, said Paula Escobar, a member of the [KYCC] outreach team,” The Times’ Victoria Kim wrote.