In a shaded tent winding up Irolo Street in Koreatown, vendors from all over South Korea sold their regional specialties, including dried seaweed, sliced plum pickles, dried mussels, pickled octopus and marsh snail oil.
The 41st annual Los Angeles Korean festival is pumping with K-pop music and teeming with shoppers looking for the herbal remedies and seafood from their native land.
For generations, the people of the Four Corners region have battled the federal government over the collecting and selling of Native American artifacts.
Sinaloa cartel bosses had a problem. They were holding a hostage and needed to get the $140,000 ransom his family agreed to pay from the United States to Mexico in the form of pesos.
Federal agents launched a series of raids in the downtown Los Angeles fashion district on Wednesday and seized an estimated $65 million in cash and other assets they allege were part of a widespread attempt by Mexican drug cartels to launder narcotics profits.
After several nights of tense street confrontations, state and federal authorities stepped in Thursday to curb the aggressive tactics of local police against demonstrators protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.