Koreatown unrest and rebirth
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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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.