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Seoul mayor looks to Los Angeles for emergency preparedness
Seoul mayor looks to Los Angeles for emergency preparedness

Park Won-soon first visited Los Angeles many years ago as a young civic activist, visiting thrift stores and the L.A. Mission for ideas to take home to South Korea on bettering lives of the poor. This weekend, Park once again journeyed to Los Angeles as the mayor of Seoul, this time looking to tap this city’s expertise on emergency preparedness. Recalling the April disaster in which a ferry sank off the country’s south coast, killing more than 300, Park said he wanted to take cues from Los Angeles to ensure his city of 10 million is better prepared to handle crises. He said because of earthquakes, fires and other natural disasters facing the region, Los Angeles was...

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