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Woman and child in critical condition after stabbing at Los Angeles Target

  • A 25-year-old Asian woman and a 9-year-old boy are in critical condition after being stabbed with a “butcher-style knife" inside a Target store in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
  • The suspect, believed to be a 40-year-old homeless man, was shot dead by a security guard.
  • He allegedly attacked the boy first, repeatedly threatening to kill him before plunging the knife into his back.
  • The man then moved on and “brutally” stabbed the woman in the chest, resulting in a deep wound.
  • The boy, who has been stabilized, reportedly suffered potential neurological damage and is in critical condition as of Wednesday.
  • Meanwhile, the woman was reported to be in a “worse condition” and underwent surgery to control continued bleeding.

A 25-year-old Asian woman and a 9-year-old boy were left fighting for their lives after falling victim to a stabbing at Target in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

The suspect, believed to be a 40-year-old homeless man, was shot dead by a security guard, according to reports.

$50K offered for info on Asian senior burned, killed in Los Angeles home

  • Los Angeles announced a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in a home invasion robbery that left 81-year-old Ok Ja Kim dead on Aug. 2.
  • Kim was found unconscious and “semi-charred” in her home in the 20800 block of Martha Street in Woodland Hills, which police described as a generally quiet neighborhood.
  • The senior, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was stabbed, strangled and set on fire by someone who forced their way into the property to steal, police said.
  • At a press conference on Thursday, Kim’s daughter Clara said her family remains in disbelief, still waking up to this day and thinking that “this is still a dream.”

Los Angeles has announced a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in a home invasion robbery that left an Asian senior dead in August.

Ok Ja Kim, 81, was found unconscious and “semi-charred” in her home in the 20800 block of Martha Street in Woodland Hills at around 7:40 p.m. on Aug. 2. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Boy, 13, arrested for murder of elderly Asian store clerk in Los Angeles

  • A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the murder of 68-year-old Steven Reyes at Tony’s Market in Highland Park, Los Angeles, on Oct. 6.
  • Reyes, who worked as a clerk at the liquor store, was allegedly struck in the head by the boy with an electric scooter while he tried to stop him and three other accomplices from stealing a case of beer.
  • A vigil in honor of Reyes’ memory was held at the store on Monday.
  • Police are still looking for one male and two female suspects who are all believed to be 18 or under.

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested for the killing of a 68-year-old Asian American clerk during a shoplifting stint at a liquor store in Highland Park, Los Angeles, on Oct. 6.

The minor, whose identity has been withheld due to his age, is among four teenagers accused of the brutal attack at Tony’s Market on Figueroa Street and East Avenue 40. Police are still looking for one male suspect and two female suspects who are all believed to be 18 or under.

Senior Asian store clerk dies after being struck in the head with scooter by teen shoplifters

Los Angeles police are looking for a group of teenagers accused of killing a senior Asian American store clerk while stealing items from his Highland Park liquor store last week.

Steven Reyes, 68, who worked at Tony’s Market on Figueroa Street and East Avenue 40, confronted the teens as they tried to steal a case of beer at around 7 p.m., authorities said.

‘True allyship’: Black man hailed hero after saving elderly Asian man from carjacking perp

  • An unidentified man is being hailed as a hero after reportedly preventing a carjacking that purportedly targeted an elderly Asian man.
  • A video of the aftermath shows the Good Samaritan driving the alleged perpetrator away with what looks like a gun.
  • The alleged carjacker can be seen throwing back what appears to be the car keys of the Asian man.
  • A voice presumably belonging to the Asian man is heard yelling “thank you” after the supposed keys were returned.
  • According to a neighborhood official, the incident happened on April 27 at south of the intersection of Wilshire and Ridgely in Los Angeles' Miracle Mile area.

Editor’s note (10/7/22 3:59 p.m. PST): The original version of this article has been updated to include more details.

An unidentified man is being hailed as a hero after preventing a carjacking that purportedly targeted an elderly Asian man in Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile area.

Wig store owner stabbed to death by 2 teens during robbery in downtown Los Angeles

  • Du Young “Tommy” Lee, a 56-year-old wig store owner, was stabbed to death while trying to stop a robbery in Downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District on Oct. 1.
  • Two 17-year-old suspects were arrested shortly after the attack.
  • The teens each face one count of murder and one count of second-degree robbery.
  • Lee’s 25-year-old daughter Chaerin has set up a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe to help raise money for her father’s funeral expenses in the U.S. and in South Korea.

A wig store owner in Downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District was stabbed to death while trying to stop a robbery.

The store owner, Du Young “Tommy” Lee, 56, was working at his shop near the intersection of Wall Street and Olympic Boulevard when two 17-year-olds tried to rob him at around 1 p.m. on Oct.1.

City of Los Angeles designates September 17 as ‘Squid Game Day’

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  • The Los Angeles City Council has designated Sep. 17 as Squid Game Day to commemorate the Netflix show’s impact on American pop culture.
  • Korean American congressman John Lee announced the news on Wednesday.
  • “Squid Game” was released worldwide on Netflix on Sept. 17, 2021.
  • The Korean series was massively popular and quickly became Netflix’s top series of all time.

To commemorate Netflix’s most popular Korean drama series, the city of Los Angeles has designated Sep. 17 as “Squid Game Day.”

Korean American congressman John Lee announced on Wednesday that the city council passed the resolution to commemorate the show’s influence on increasing representation of Asian communities in the United States’ entertainment industry.

Cambodian refugee who came to US as 1-year-old is deported after no pardon from California Gov. Newsom

  • On Tuesday, Phoeun You, a former child refugee from Cambodia, was deported to a country he is barely familiar with after failing to get a pardon from California Governor Gavin Newsom.
  • You, who joined a gang in his teens, shot and killed a 17-year-old at age 20 while retaliating against a gang attack on a young member of his family.
  • The 48-year-old reformed inmate had been deemed safe for early release by the San Quentin Prison parole board after serving a 25-year prison sentence.
  • While in prison, You became a founding member of the restorative justice program Restoring Our Original True Selves, served as a counselor with Bay Area Women Against Rape, and mentored other detained refugees from Asia.
  • The Asian Prisoner Support Committee and other advocates have been urging Newsom to grant You a pardon and stop the deportation.
  • You's eldest brother, James Bunyou, lamented how Newsom “chose not to" intervene on You’s behalf.

A 48-year-old reformed inmate who served 25 years in prison was deported by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Cambodia on Tuesday.

Phoeun You, a former child refugee from Cambodia, was sent back to a country he is barely familiar with after failing to get a pardon from California Governor Gavin Newsom.

Gondola project at Dodger Stadium sparks gentrification and privacy fears from Chinatown residents

  • A mile-long gondola project at Dodger Stadium has sparked fear among Chinatown residents who worry about gentrification and privacy concerns.
  • The project, backed by former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, is currently in the hands of the environmental nonprofit Climate Resolve.
  • Chinatown residents believe that the project will “hurt” their neighborhood as the ride will be “just 40 feet” above residents’ homes.
  • The gondola ride would be free for anyone who shows a current Dodgers ticket and could carry around 5,000 people per hour.

Chinatown residents in Los Angeles are expressing gentrification and privacy concerns regarding the upcoming mile-long gondola project at Dodger Stadium.

The gondola project, backed by former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, is a planned mile-long ride that would stretch from Union Station to the Dodgers Stadium. Climate Resolve, an environmental nonprofit organization, is currently overseeing the project. 

Arcadia nurse accused of shooting into neighbor’s apartment over piano noise in California

  • Kathryn Pugh, a 39-year-old registered nurse, was arrested for allegedly firing several gunshots into the apartment of her neighbor, Pin Hsin Lin, over piano noise in Arcadia, California, on Aug. 1.
  • Police said they found Pugh intoxicated and in possession of two legally registered guns in her apartment.
  • She was charged with two felony counts of discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling and is being held without bail.
  • Pugh, who moved in last year, had been complaining about the noise of her downstairs neighbor, according to Lin. Lin had been teaching piano lessons in her apartment for nearly three years.
  • Pugh’s next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 16.

A registered nurse was arrested for allegedly firing several gunshots into her neighbor’s apartment over piano noise in Arcadia, California.

Pin Hsin Lin, who had been teaching piano lessons in her Sunset Boulevard apartment in Arcadia for nearly three years, was getting ready for a lesson when a bullet that was fired through her ceiling barely missed her.

81-year-old woman found dead and ‘semi-charred’ in suspected home invasion robbery in Los Angeles

  • Ok Ja Kim, an 81-year-old Korean woman, was found dead and "semi-charred" in her Los Angeles home on Tuesday in what police are investigating as a home invasion robbery.
  • Los Angeles Police Department investigators believe someone broke into Kim’s home to steal some of her belongings, killed her and tried to set the house on fire in the process.
  • Although the case is being investigated as a homicide, Kim’s cause of death has yet to be determined.
  • There is currently no suspect information regarding this case.

A Korean woman was found dead and “semi-charred” in her Los Angeles home in what police are investigating as a home invasion robbery.

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers responded to a report of a dead body in the 20800 block of Martha Street in Woodland Hills in Los Angeles, California, at around 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

Sriracha factory slows from producing 18,000 bottles of Sriracha an hour to just 2,000 an hour

Due to a drought, the Sriracha factory in Irwindale, California, is producing about 2,000 bottles an hour compared to its usual production of 18,000 bottles an hour. 

The Huy Fong Foods, Inc. factory has been hit with a chili shortage due to an unexpected crop failure in peppers caused by severe weather conditions. The company estimated that it is only receiving approximately 10 percent of its typical amount of pepper products, reported NBC Los Angeles