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May 3, 1992 | From Times Wire Reports
The speaker of the South Korean Parliament said Saturday the U.S. government should compensate Korean-Americans for damage done to their businesses in the Los Angeles rioting. Park Jyun-kyu, speaker of the South Korean National Assembly, urged the compensation after hearing that hundreds of businesses owned by Korean-Americans in Los Angeles had been lost or damaged, a government statement said. In response to the concern in South Korea over the rioting, U.S.
January 5, 1996
Local black-owned banks are urging African Americans throughout Los Angeles to participate in "Change Bank Day," scheduled for this Saturday. Carlton Jenkins, president of the Founders National Bank, said he and other bank officials are urging African Americans to switch their accounts to one of five black-owned banks or credit unions "to become more fully engaged in recycling their dollars in the spirit of the 'Million Man March.'
January 8, 1995
Gladys Owens Smith, 99, the great-granddaughter of Biddy Mason, a woman who was one of the first African Americans to own land in Los Angeles. Mrs. Smith was born to affluence based on her ancestors' ownership of Downtown real estate. But the wealth diminished as family members died, and Mrs. Smith worked for 50 years at various jobs, including millinery and floral designing and testing food recipes for the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner.
February 25, 1986 | BOB BAKER and PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writers
Like their countrymen half a world away, many Filipino-Americans in Los Angeles rejoiced today at the news that Ferdinand E. Marcos had resigned his presidency during the night and was at a U.S. air base, poised to leave the island nation he had ruled, sometimes harshly, for 20 years.
The Rev. Frederick Murph of Brookins Community AME Church on Wednesday became the second African American leader in as many days to say he will consider supporting secession by the San Fernando Valley, harbor area and Hollywood. Murph, who has criticized Mayor James K. Hahn for his failure to support Police Chief Bernard C. Parks for a second term, said he was forming an exploratory committee to present information about the secession movements to African Americans throughout the city.
October 28, 2009 | Ching-Ching Ni
Asian Americans in Los Angeles County turned out in record numbers for the 2008 general election thanks to a mobilization campaign targeting the fast-growing but underrepresented community, according to a new survey released Tuesday. Turnout for Asian American voters soared 39%, up from about 211,000 in 2000 to 293,000 in last year's presidential election, according to the survey by the Los Angeles-based Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Among the key findings of the report, 63% of Asian American voters supported Barack Obama for president and 90% expressed support for universal healthcare.
November 28, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
Scholars and activists from the city's ethnic communities spoke on their perspectives last weekend at a symposium designed to identify obstacles to multiethnic coalition-building and prospects for cooperation.
December 19, 2011 | By Ann M. Simmons and Doug Smith
When Henry Hearns moved to Lancaster in the 1960s, the city's reputation for racism compelled him to go door to door, warning neighbors that he was black. "I wanted them to know I love my wife, I love my children and I don't want any problem," he said. But the prejudice he anticipated faded as the years passed, he said. Hearns, a pastor, was even, for a time, the city's only black mayor. His experience points to a little-known distinction of this high desert city: Lancaster, population 157,000, leads Los Angeles County in black-white integration.
May 24, 2010 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
To his defenders, Mahmoud Reza Banki is the accomplished son of Iranian American parents, with degrees from UC Berkeley and Princeton and a business acumen that made him the logical person in the family to trust with more than $3 million. "My family is unusually generous to me, certainly beyond what is customary among U.S. families," Banki, 33, told federal authorities after they asked about the hundreds of thousands of dollars dropping into his bank account. Banki said the money came from his cousin Ali in Tehran.
September 2, 2012 | By Michael Woo
The Chinatown War Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871 Scott Zesch Oxford University Press: 272 pp., $29.95 You know about the 1965 Watts riots (34 deaths) and the 1992 Los Angeles riots (53 deaths). But you probably know less about the shocking violence that stained the mean streets near the current locations of Union Station, Olvera Street and the Civic Center on the night of Oct. 24, 1871. Los Angeles had few pretensions in those days. In the early 1870s, California's new wealth generated by the Gold Rush, the growth of agriculture and the expansion of transcontinental railroads and trans-Pacific shipping made San Francisco the dominant urban center of the state.
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