HISTORIC CULTURAL NORTH NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL – Representing Chinatown, El Pueblo, Solano Canyon, and Victor Heights in the City of Los Angeles

Neighborhood News – January 16, 2022 – February 19, 2022

• $50,000 Reward Announced For Information On Fatal Sept. Beating In Chinatown (CBS2/KCAL9)
• Reward offered for information in September murder of Chinatown property manager (KTLA)
• Woman attacked at Union Station bus stop dies from injuries (LA Times)

Cathay Manor
• LA Times Today: Moldy walls, cold stoves and broken elevators at Chinatown’s Cathay Manor (Video, LA Times)

Gentrification / Affordable Housing
• Gentrification in Chinatown Is the Focus of These Young Activists (Teen Vogue)
• We Can Decommodify Housing Through Eminent Domain (Jacobin Magazine)
• Pearl River Deli Navigates Gentrification and Renewal in L.A.’s Chinatown (KCET)

El Pueblo / Olvera Street
• Why is L.A.’s iconic skyline far from the beach — unlike Miami, Seattle and other cities? (LA Times)
• Kevin de León, working to clear encampments, wages an escalating fight with activists (LA Times)
• Super Bowl to Bring Tourists to LA, Who Might Not Expect Homelessness (NBC4)

Chinatown Development
• 140,000sf office campus planned in Chinatown (UrbanizeLA)

Castelar Elementary School
• LAUSD shows its best to new Supt. Alberto Carvalho, who pledges to deliver more of it (LA Times)

Union Station / West Santa Ana Branch / Transportation
• This Union Station volunteer loved traveling the world. Then the world came to him. (LA Times)
• Metro looks to close gap in Alameda Street esplanade (UrbanizeLA)
• Rail line in southeast L.A. County approved as leaders seek to speed up construction (LA Times)
• LA Metro board OKs new light-rail line from Artesia to Union Station (SGV Tribune)
• Metro shrinks timeline for light rail completion, but access to LA still 20 years away (Long Beach Post)
• Metro staff recommend Union Station route for West Santa Ana Branch (UrbanizeLA)
• More details and an updated schedule for Metro’s congestion pricing pilot program (UrbanizeLA)

Lunar New Year
• Tiger time: Lunar New Year dawns on Los Angeles’ historic Chinatown (Daily News)
• Celebrate Lunar New Year with Virtual Event Hosted by Chinese Chamber of Los Angeles On February 12 (NBC4)
• Usher in the year of the tiger with these L.A.-area Lunar New Year finds (LA Times)
• Five food specials and festivals to celebrate Lunar New Year (LA Times)
• 10 Delicious Desserts to Celebrate Lunar New Year in LA (Thrillist)
• A Year of the Tiger Celebration in Chinatown (NBC4)
• Tiger time: Lunar New Year dawns on Los Angeles’ historic Chinatown (Los Angeles Daily News)
• With Lunar New Year Celebrations Scaled Back (Again), People Are Making New Traditions (LAist)
• Asian Americans celebrate Lunar New Year amid ongoing hate crimes (NBCnews)

Firecracker Run
• 44th LA Chinatown Firecracker Run ushers in Lunar New Year (SpectrumNews1)
• The LA Chinatown Firecracker Will Be Fully Virtual in 2022 (NBC4)
• 洛杉磯華埠虎年爆竹跑改為線上舉行/Los Angeles Chinatown Year of the Tiger Firecracker Run will be held online (世界新聞網, World Journal)
• 44th LA Chinatown Firecracker Run ushers in Lunar New Year (Spectrum1 News)
• L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run & Dog Walk Goes Virtual For 2022 (Patch)
Chinatown’s Year Of The Tiger Firecracker Run Will Be DIY (LAist)

• The best cup of coffee I’ve ever made. (LA Times)
• 15 Brilliant LA Restaurants Changing the Way Angelenos Eat (Eater Los Angeles)
• The most affordable from The Times’ list of 101 Best Restaurants in L.A. (LA Times)
• 13 Restaurants and Organizations Changing the Food Industry for the Better (KCET)
• Perilla LA Opening First Brick-and-Mortar in Echo Park Early 2022 (What Now Los Angeles)
• Lasita is wonderfully LA, says restaurant critic Bill Addison (KCRW)
• 5 Under-the-Radar Spots to Eat Like a Local in L.A.’s Chinatown (KCET)
• Chef Roy Choi Discusses the New Season of Broken Bread (The Manual)
• This Filipino rotisserie and natural wine bar is made for the times (LA Times)

Travel / Tourism
• The Best Things To Do In LA And SoCal This Weekend: Feb. 18 – 20 (LAist)
• 5 Ways You Can Be a Better Chinatown Visitor (KCET)
• Taking a night stroll on the Twilight Walking Tour of Chinatown (SpectrumNews1)
• 5 Gallery Shows to See in Downtown Los Angeles This Week (ARTnews)
• Chinatown Neighborhood Guide (DoLA)