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July 3, 1994
The Wilshire Center Streetscape Project will host a block party Saturday, the first major event in an effort to beautify the area. The party will be along Mariposa Avenue between 7th and 8th streets from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. As part of the celebration, trees will be planted along Mariposa Avenue, the first phase of a project that will ultimately include the planting of 2,500 trees throughout Wilshire Center. An event on May 14 introduced residents to tree-planting techniques. The $4.
July 25, 1993
Starting next month, the Korean Youth and Community Center will offer a job-training program targeting victims of last year's riots and the long-term unemployed through a federal grant called the Community Project for Restoration. KYCC and El Centro del Pueblo, an Echo Park-based organization, will each have 14 job-training slots available for residents of Koreatown, Pico-Union and Hollywood, said Jennifer Chun, KYCC's project manager.
November 7, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
The Korean Youth and Community Center has received a $50,000 grant from Southern California Edison to develop a recycling business that will provide training and jobs for youths. The grant, to be disbursed over two years, is from Edison's $1.5-million Community Renewal Fund, which was established last year. The center's project was selected from among 150 proposals, said Wes Tanaka, Edison's regional public affairs manager.
February 19, 1995
Since its beginning as an outreach project for troubled Korean American teen-agers in February, 1974, the Korean Youth and Community Center has undergone as many changes as the culturally diverse neighborhood it serves. The center, which is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary Friday, is now the largest Korean American social service organization in the country.
January 5, 2004 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Nanoom Christian Fellowship residents get up at 6:30 a.m., hike for 90 minutes before breakfast, and do devotions as part of their daily effort to turn around their lives. Drug addiction, family violence or gang-related problems have brought the 70 participants to the Koreatown rehabilitation facility. And their yearning to turn away from those things keeps them there for the minium six-month stay. "It's the other side of the [Korean] community that people don't see," said the Rev.
August 29, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
Summer is nearly over, but for participants in the National Service Initiative's "Summer of Service," the memories and benefits of their eight weeks of work in Los Angeles and other cities will endure. The summer program, part of President Clinton's national service plan, paid 1,500 workers $4.25 an hour to provide communities with a range of services, including tutoring and mentoring, refurbishing playgrounds, planting gardens and offering AIDS education.
September 12, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
Three members of the City Council whose districts include parts of Wilshire Center and Koreatown have appointed an 11-member committee to come up with recommendations for revitalizing commercial districts in those areas. The Community Advisory Committee will carry out a yearlong study of the physical, social and economic conditions in the 1,720-acre area bounded by 3rd Street and 12th Street on the north and south and Hoover Street and Wilton Avenue on the east and west.
January 23, 1994
Robert Scheer's interview with Bernard Kinsey (Commentary, Jan. 12) offers a view of RLA's role in the rebuilding process which, while not exactly inaccurate, skews facts and figures. In at least two vital respects, the record must be balanced. Buildings may have been rebuilt, but businesses and jobs haven't been rebuilt. That fact, coupled with rebuilt businesses which still are not economically viable, accounts for much of the severe economic hardship that grips most of the neighborhoods RLA was created to serve.
Police describe them as exceptionally good students. And exceptionally violent. Most of the 23 young men arrested for gang activity in a police sweep of the San Gabriel Valley last week do not fit the underclass theory of gang making. Asian gangs in the suburbs are different. Unlike their African American or Latino counterparts, many Asian gang members come from middle-class homes and attend good schools, authorities say. Their parents often are professionals with good jobs or business owners.
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