Author Archives: James Kim

Special Educator Arlisa Coleman

Arlisa Coleman was tired and wondered out loud if she would make it through her next class: 5th period math. This would be the toughest test of her Thursday. Coleman’s 5th period math students have been a challenge for her … Continue reading

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Future Movie Watching

LOS ANGELES – A seismic revolution is taking place in Hollywood. Movie fans everywhere will have more options than ever before in getting their entertainment directly from studios, threatening the established movie theater business and vastly changing the landscape of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Projected Boxer and Brown Wins with Concern

HOLLYWOOD – Voters gathered at the Los Angeles County Democratic Party were in a celebratory mood Tuesday night watching early returns project victories for California incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer and gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown. However, the national news that the … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart’s Rally and Relevance

The Daily Show’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” event in Washington D.C. this Saturday is expected to attract over 70,000 people, illustrating how influential – intended or not – comedian and satirist Jon Stewart has become in the landscape … Continue reading

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Atwater Village Neighborhood Council Opposes West Doran Street Closing

ATWATER VILLAGE – The Atwater Village Neighborhood Council (A.V.N.C.), in an effort to prevent negative financial effects and an increase in traffic congestion to the area, passed a motion on Thursday to oppose the closing of the West Doran Street … Continue reading

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Cardinal Roger Mahony Again Calls for Immigration Reform

LOS ANGELES – Archbishop of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony, an outspoken advocate for immigrants and workers’ rights, told a small audience on Wednesday night that all-inclusive immigration reform for the estimated 12 million undocumented people in the U.S. was … Continue reading

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Interview with L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge

Los Angeles Magazine crowned L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge “Mr. Los Angeles” in 2009 by in large due to his unabashed adoration of the city and his gregarious and old-fashioned approach to politics. He has been highly visible running Council District … Continue reading

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Subway Sandwich Shop Employees Dealing with Robbery

Employees at the downtown Los Angeles Subway sandwich shop that was robbed last Tuesday by a lone gunman are fearful and still dealing with the traumatic experience. The manager of the shop and the employee who were robbed at gunpoint … Continue reading

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Japanese-Americans and Muslim-Americans Come Together in Little Tokyo

Japanese-American community groups in Los Angeles gathered in downtown’s Little Tokyo on Thursday for a candlelight vigil to observe the 9th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks and to oppose the current anti-Muslim sentiments in the U.S. The group of … Continue reading

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S. Pasadena Patrol with Officer Salcido

Patrol Officer John Salcido has dreams of one day becoming a motorcycle officer, but tonight, his focus is strictly on his job: serving the people of South Pasadena and getting home safely to his 15-month-old daughter. It’s close to 8 … Continue reading

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