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October 11, 2006 | Sandy Banks, Times Staff Writer
Concern percolating for weeks through the local Korean American community came to a head Tuesday as news of North Korea's purported test of a nuclear weapon sparked anger, worry -- and a small measure of hope -- in Koreatown markets and cafes. The news dominated the front pages of local Korean-language newspapers and television news programs in Los Angeles, which has the largest urban population of ethnic Koreans of any region outside the Korean peninsula.
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June 8, 2000
A controversial Koreatown dance club project cleared its final regulatory hurdle Wednesday when a Police Commission review board granted a permit to allow dancing at the venue. The commission's Permit Review Panel voted unanimously to grant dancing and live entertainment permits to the Le Prive restaurant, but scheduled a follow-up hearing in six months to check the club's adherence to 28 conditions specified by their approval.
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March 11, 1994
A 25-story office-hotel that would serve as a gateway landmark to Koreatown received the tentative approval of the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday. Boosters of the proposed Pacific Trade Center also hope it will spur economic development in Koreatown, just as construction of the New Otani hotel stimulated the revival of Little Tokyo. King Woods, a lobbyist for the developers, said the area is still in need of rebuilding after the 1992 riots.
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November 12, 1994
The Los Angeles Public Library, which owns one of the nation's largest popular collections of Asian language books and materials, has introduced catalogue cards in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The cards are used at seven branches that serve a large part of the city's burgeoning Asian population. The branches are in the Koreatown area, Granada Hills, Northridge, Chinatown and Little Tokyo.
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August 28, 1997
A cluster of candles will be lit at a bustling Koreatown intersection at noon today as part of a vigil for three elderly Korean Americans who died after being hit by a bus at Vermont Avenue and Olympic Boulevard. The vigil will honor Jae Sil Kim, 80, Sam Suck Yang, 78, and Soon Yi Young, 63, who were killed last week. "The family expressed their wish to have a quiet ceremony and remembrance of their parents and grandparents," said Peter Park, executive director of the L.A.
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August 26, 1991
Three people were found murdered in a new, security-gated apartment building on the edge of Koreatown, law enforcement officials said. The victims' bodies were found by a neighbor Saturday, apparently several days after they were killed. One of the dead was identified as Virginia Louie, 60, of Los Angeles. The others' names were not released because their families had not been notified.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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