Tag Archives: Koreatown

My Neighborhood Council Campaign & a Recap of My Proposed Infrastructure Improvements

One of the reasons I decided to run for Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council was because of how unsafe the streets are in this neighborhood, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists.  I want to do everything I can to get infrastructure improvements like scramble cross walks, bike lanes, and removal of slip lanes. I’ve been creating […]

Safety Improvements Needed on Oxford Avenue in Koreatown

For a residential side street, Oxford Avenue has become increasingly dangerous.  It runs parallel with Western Avenue and is frequently used by motorists to avoid the congestion and stoplights on Western.  This results in motorists who speed and don’t respect the stop signs.  Recently pedestrians have been hit by cars on Oxford at 5th and […]

I’m Running for Public Office!

Yes, it’s true! I’m officially running for a board seat as an At-Large Resident Representative of the Wilshire-Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council. I’ve decided it’s time to take my advocacy work to the Council to make a direct impact on my community. Koreatown is a unique neighborhood in LA—it’s situated at the junction of several rail […]

From Mariachis to Velvet Paintings—My Car-Free Tour of Los Angeles

When I get out of town visitors, I get the same question nearly every time: “I should rent a car, right? I hear there isn’t good public transportation in Los Angeles.” I get excited for the opportunity to explain that yes, LA does have decent public transportation and despite it’s shortcomings, it’s only getting better. […]

Preparing LA for Sustainable Growth

What does your utopian version of LA look like for the future? Architects Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Li shared their vision on June 27th with their presentation Future LA: 99% Preservation and 1% Densification at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. They have a plan for densifying 1% of land along the Wilshire corridor to accommodate […]

Five Years of Car-Free Living

June 21st was the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere. It was also a solstice of sorts for me: it was the five year anniversary of living car free! Taking the plunge to get rid of my car nearly didn’t happen. The very day I posted an ad on Craigslist to sell my […]

Dockless Bikesharing Comes to Koreatown

I noticed something curious this week at the Wilshire/Vermont subway station—a bright orange bike that wasn’t locked.  Normally, an unlocked bicycle in Los Angeles would take a moment for a thief to ride away with it.  But this was no ordinary bike.  That orange bicycle is one of a few dozen of Spin Bikeshare, a […]