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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1991 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After nearly a decade behind the counter of Superior Liquor Store on a gritty stretch of Pico Boulevard, Paul Park knew the dangers of doing business. Fellow merchants in the mostly Latino community just south of Koreatown said Park had been robbed before and kept two guns behind the register for protection. The neighborhood's street-wise youths said the shopkeeper would sometimes flash his weapons just to remind them who was boss.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1991
State crews have trapped another Mediterranean fruit fly near the Koreatown area of Los Angeles--the fifth fly discovered in the area since Oct. 7--but agricultural officials said Wednesday that they have no plans for aerial spraying of malathion. An adult male Medfly was trapped Tuesday in an ornamental fruit tree in the 1600 block of Cimarron Street, about two blocks from where crews found the fourth Medfly on Monday, the officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1991
State agricultural officials said Thursday that ground spraying of malathion will be conducted next week in a second neighborhood in the Koreatown area of the city. The spraying on Monday and Tuesday will involve 75 properties near the 1200 block of South Wilton Place, where a male Medfly was found last week in a guava tree, the officials said. Owners of the affected properties will be notified by the state before the spraying begins, said spokesman Carl DeWing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1991 | FRANKI V. RANSOM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State and federal agricultural officials announced Friday that they will begin ground spraying of malathion in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles next week to eradicate what is thought to be a small Mediterranean fruit fly infestation. At the same time, officials outlined a new, 47-square-mile quarantine area intended to help control the spread of the crop-destroying pest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1991 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the discovery of six Mediterranean fruit flies this month, state and county officials Monday agreed to keep their eradication efforts on the ground for now. After conferring with the Medfly Advisory Panel, a group of scientists and other experts, state and county agricultural officials said they would step up ground spraying of the pesticide malathion in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles and in the city of San Gabriel, where a Medfly was recently discovered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1987 | MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writer
Up and down Vermont Avenue, in the nub of Koreatown, immigrants such as Clarence Lee shared the buzz of anticipation Wednesday, the sense that South Korea's first election in 16 years would bring something truly momentous to the country and families they had left behind. Lee, 33, emigrated from South Korea 18 years ago and has lived ever since in the pulsing ethnic enclave just west of downtown Los Angeles.
NEWS
April 16, 1989 | From United Press International
Fire roared through a two-story home converted into four apartments in Koreatown early Saturday, causing $443,000 in damage and leaving 37 people homeless, fire officials said. None of the 37 residents were injured. They were taken by Rapid Transit District bus to an emergency shelter at Berendo Junior High School, Red Cross spokesman Anthony Greno said. He said the shelter would remain open through the weekend. Many of those displaced by the blaze were women and children, Greno said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1998 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 2-year-old girl died and her mother was severely burned Saturday when a fire tore through their small Koreatown apartment, authorities said. The fast-burning blaze quickly filled the one-bedroom flat with thick, choking smoke minutes after it broke out about 2:30 p.m., according to witnesses. Firefighters said the child appeared to have succumbed to smoke inhalation and burns. The county coroner's office had not yet determined the exact cause of death.
NEWS
February 3, 1997
The manager of a Koreatown apartment building came home Sunday and discovered the bodies of his wife, a brother-in-law and a grown son, police said. The circumstances involving the apparent slayings were being withheld pending an investigation, said Los Angeles police spokesman Don Cox. Police said the ages of the victims were not immediately known. They were discovered inside the apartment building on South Catalina Street about 6:50 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1996
Assemblyman Louis Caldera (D-Los Angeles) says he will introduce legislation to help fund a permanent site for the Korean American Museum in the Koreatown/Wilshire Center area. The museum is operating out of a rented space in an office building in the neighborhood. "We've grown so much," said Myung Lee, executive director of the museum, which was founded in 1991.
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