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Koreatown unrest and rebirth

Booming nightlife
Diners wait for their table at Kang Hodong Baekjeong in Koreatown. The Korean BBQ restaurant is located in the lively Chapman Plaza on 6th Street and attracts a diverse clientele.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

After the 1992 Los Angeles riots, people said Koreatown, and the dreams riding on it, were over. For years, buildings remained scorched, storefronts stayed shuttered. A crime wave swept through, further rattling nerves. But now there are signs of a new, hip Koreatown. See full story


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