CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1992 |
In their first meeting with Mayor Tom Bradley since the riots, about 40 Korean-American community leaders Monday angrily criticized police for inadequately defending their businesses during the unrest, and demanded that liquor stores and swap meets be allowed to rebuild without too much hardship from a new law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1998
In the county with the nation's largest Korean American population, a unanimous Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to spend $160,000 to publish voter information booklets in Korean, beginning with the November election. "It's an excellent decision," said Stewart Kwoh, president of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, which has long pushed the proposal, along with a coalition of community organizations.
December 6, 1992 |
Following a recent meeting of Korean-American groups from around the nation, the Los Angeles-based Korean American Coalition was chosen to coordinate the establishment of a national advocacy and civil-rights organization. The coalition will head the steering committee of the Korean American National Organizing Committee, which will lay the foundation for a permanent organization, said Jerry Yu, the coalition's executive director.
June 18, 1995 |
Korean American college students from throughout the country will come to Los Angeles this month to participate in corporate, political, legal and media internships sponsored by a local Korean community group. The Korean American Coalition, formed in 1983 to advocate a greater political voice for the ethnic group, has announced its 11th annual class of interns, mostly sophomores and juniors. The 14 students will begin work on June 26.
September 5, 2012 |
Formerly known as the Korean BBQ Cook-Off, a Taste of Koreatown has turned into a multicultural event showcasing a gamut of the best restaurants in Koreatown. It's part of the Korean American Coalition's efforts to promote the cultural richness of Koreatown, and it includes BCD Tofu House, a chain known for its spice tofu stew; Mexican restaurant El Cholo; Hamji Park and its Korean-style pork ribs; Palsaik Samgyupsal, purveyor of pork belly barbecue; Greek favorite Papa Cristos; Korean barbecue icon Park's BBQ; and Seoul Sausage Co. Saturday's festival will also feature a beer garden with Firestone craft beers, soju cocktails, Kooksoondang makali (unfiltered soju)
October 11, 1992 |
Responding to what they say are inadequate government efforts to assist Korean victims of the spring riots, several Korean-American organizations have established a group to document the victims' needs and coordinate relief assistance. The Korean American Inter-Agency Council will call about 2,000 Korean families or individuals identified by various agencies and organizations as riot victims, organizers said.