Chinatown, Los Angeles

What is Chinatown, Los Angeles known for?


numerous small

There are numerous small, specialized grocery stores (Asian supermarket) in Chinatown. The Chinese Vietnamese own many bazaars. The stores sell products such as soap, toys, clothes, music CDs at low prices. Several restaurants in Chinatown serve mainly Cantonese cuisine but there are also various Asian cuisine restaurants such as Teochew Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Thai, which reflects the diverse character of Chinatown. Few Bubble tea boba


arts culture

31, 2013)arts culture la-et-cm-metro-station-architecture-los-angeles-20131231,0,639527.story "Review: Tentative signs of progress in Metro's transit network design" ''Los Angeles Times'' In 1996, an Academy Award-winning (for the ''Killing Fields'' in 1985) Cambodian refugee, physician and actor, Haing S. Ngor, was killed in the Chinatown residential area in a bungled robbery attempt by members of an Asian gang


gold line

; ''Los Angeles Times'' '''Broadway''' is a major thoroughfare in Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles), that runs from Lincoln Heights (Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles) on the Eastside (East Los Angeles (region)), through Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), passing through Central Plaza and the Dragon Gate, the Los Angeles Civic Center (Civic Center, Los Angeles), passing the ''Los Angeles Times'' building at First Street (1st Street (Los Angeles)), and Broadway's historic commercial district and theatre district (Broadway Theater and Commercial District) in Downtown Los Angeles. Wilbur and his father, David Kitman Woo, began a produce business in a spot at the Ninth Street Market vacated by a Japanese man who was interned during the Second World War (Japanese American internment). After arriving in the United States, Beth Woo became the bookkeeper for the family business. In the 1960s, Wilbur Woo and friends chartered Cathay Bank. the first bank in Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles). He studied banking and later became a vice-president of the organization. Gary Libman, "Woo Family's Road to Success Long and Not Always Smooth," ''Los Angeles Times,'' August 5, 1985, page E-1 '''Redistricting.''' After several attempts at redrawing councilmanic districts in accordance with a U.S. court order to provide for increased Latino representation, the City Council in 1986 adopted a plan that stripped Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles) and adjoining areas from Woo's 13th District but maintained his power base in Hollywood and Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) and also cut north into Studio City. Larry Gordon, "Voters Scramble to Make Sense of New Districts," ''Los Angeles Times,'' September 18, 1986, page GD-1 With map. In the United States, '''Aji Ichiban USA ''' was founded in 2000 as an exclusive franchise and they have stores in New York City (New York, New York), in Chinatown around Manhattan and Queens, as well as in the Chinatowns in Boston, San Jose (San Jose, California), Chicago, Los Angeles (specifically LA Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), San Gabriel (San Gabriel, California) and Monterey Park (Monterey Park, California)), and Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. Many Chinese political leaders have paid visits to these stores. There was a store in Richardson, TX but it closed shortly after opening. History Cathay Bank first opened in 1962 in Los Angeles' Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles) as the first Chinese-American bank in California. In 1979 it opened its first branch office in Monterey Park (Monterey Park, California). Its first overseas representative office in Hong Kong was opened in 1985. '''Huy Fong Foods''' (滙豐食品公司) is a hot sauce company based in Rosemead, California. "Contact Us." Huy Fong Foods. Retrieved on February 26, 2010. Beginning in 1980 on Spring Street in Los Angeles's Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), with an initial investment of US$50,000 in family savings after being turned down by a bank for a US$200,000 loan, it has grown to become one of the leaders in the Asian (Asian cuisine) hot sauce market, especially Sriracha sauce. Statehood Located on the coastal plains surrounding the Los Angeles River, the town became a cattle ranching center, expanding on the role during the California Gold Rush. It was the center for the Alta California ranchos (ranchos of California) in the surrounding regions, further developing shipping ability from San Pedro Bay. In the latter 19th century the development of Los Angeles shifted the business district and cultural center of town to the south, present day Downtown Los Angeles, leaving the Pueblo district to decline, and by 1900 it was a less favored area, with the Chinatown district (Chinatown, Los Angeles) and other ethnic "ghettos", and the blight of new railroad adjacent industrial areas.


historic cultural

Central Plaza, built in 1938, is Historic-Cultural Monument (List of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in Downtown Los Angeles#Current and former Historic-Cultural Monuments) No. 826. West Gate on Hill Street (Hill Street (Los Angeles)) is No. 825. ;Feature films * ''Chinatown (Chinatown (1974 film))'' * ''Gangster Squad'' Verrier, Richard (August 28, 2012) 'Gangster Squad' adds to L.A.'s Chinatown credits, ''Los Angeles Times'' * ''I Love You, Man'' '''Broadway''' is a major thoroughfare in Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles), that runs from Lincoln Heights (Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles) on the Eastside (East Los Angeles (region)), through Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), passing through Central Plaza and the Dragon Gate, the Los Angeles Civic Center (Civic Center, Los Angeles), passing the ''Los Angeles Times'' building at First Street (1st Street (Los Angeles)), and Broadway's historic commercial district and theatre district (Broadway Theater and Commercial District) in Downtown Los Angeles. Wilbur and his father, David Kitman Woo, began a produce business in a spot at the Ninth Street Market vacated by a Japanese man who was interned during the Second World War (Japanese American internment). After arriving in the United States, Beth Woo became the bookkeeper for the family business. In the 1960s, Wilbur Woo and friends chartered Cathay Bank. the first bank in Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles). He studied banking and later became a vice-president of the organization. Gary Libman, "Woo Family's Road to Success Long and Not Always Smooth," ''Los Angeles Times,'' August 5, 1985, page E-1 '''Redistricting.''' After several attempts at redrawing councilmanic districts in accordance with a U.S. court order to provide for increased Latino representation, the City Council in 1986 adopted a plan that stripped Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles) and adjoining areas from Woo's 13th District but maintained his power base in Hollywood and Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) and also cut north into Studio City. Larry Gordon, "Voters Scramble to Make Sense of New Districts," ''Los Angeles Times,'' September 18, 1986, page GD-1 With map. In the United States, '''Aji Ichiban USA ''' was founded in 2000 as an exclusive franchise and they have stores in New York City (New York, New York), in Chinatown around Manhattan and Queens, as well as in the Chinatowns in Boston, San Jose (San Jose, California), Chicago, Los Angeles (specifically LA Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), San Gabriel (San Gabriel, California) and Monterey Park (Monterey Park, California)), and Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. Many Chinese political leaders have paid visits to these stores. There was a store in Richardson, TX but it closed shortly after opening. History Cathay Bank first opened in 1962 in Los Angeles' Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles) as the first Chinese-American bank in California. In 1979 it opened its first branch office in Monterey Park (Monterey Park, California). Its first overseas representative office in Hong Kong was opened in 1985. '''Huy Fong Foods''' (滙豐食品公司) is a hot sauce company based in Rosemead, California. "Contact Us." Huy Fong Foods. Retrieved on February 26, 2010. Beginning in 1980 on Spring Street in Los Angeles's Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), with an initial investment of US$50,000 in family savings after being turned down by a bank for a US$200,000 loan, it has grown to become one of the leaders in the Asian (Asian cuisine) hot sauce market, especially Sriracha sauce. Statehood Located on the coastal plains surrounding the Los Angeles River, the town became a cattle ranching center, expanding on the role during the California Gold Rush. It was the center for the Alta California ranchos (ranchos of California) in the surrounding regions, further developing shipping ability from San Pedro Bay. In the latter 19th century the development of Los Angeles shifted the business district and cultural center of town to the south, present day Downtown Los Angeles, leaving the Pueblo district to decline, and by 1900 it was a less favored area, with the Chinatown district (Chinatown, Los Angeles) and other ethnic "ghettos", and the blight of new railroad adjacent industrial areas.


red line

; ''Los Angeles Times'' '''Broadway''' is a major thoroughfare in Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles), that runs from Lincoln Heights (Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles) on the Eastside (East Los Angeles (region)), through Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), passing through Central Plaza and the Dragon Gate, the Los Angeles Civic Center (Civic Center, Los Angeles), passing the ''Los Angeles Times'' building at First Street (1st Street (Los Angeles)), and Broadway's historic commercial district and theatre district (Broadway Theater and Commercial District) in Downtown Los Angeles. Wilbur and his father, David Kitman Woo, began a produce business in a spot at the Ninth Street Market vacated by a Japanese man who was interned during the Second World War (Japanese American internment). After arriving in the United States, Beth Woo became the bookkeeper for the family business. In the 1960s, Wilbur Woo and friends chartered Cathay Bank. the first bank in Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles). He studied banking and later became a vice-president of the organization. Gary Libman, "Woo Family's Road to Success Long and Not Always Smooth," ''Los Angeles Times,'' August 5, 1985, page E-1 '''Redistricting.''' After several attempts at redrawing councilmanic districts in accordance with a U.S. court order to provide for increased Latino representation, the City Council in 1986 adopted a plan that stripped Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles) and adjoining areas from Woo's 13th District but maintained his power base in Hollywood and Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) and also cut north into Studio City. Larry Gordon, "Voters Scramble to Make Sense of New Districts," ''Los Angeles Times,'' September 18, 1986, page GD-1 With map. In the United States, '''Aji Ichiban USA ''' was founded in 2000 as an exclusive franchise and they have stores in New York City (New York, New York), in Chinatown around Manhattan and Queens, as well as in the Chinatowns in Boston, San Jose (San Jose, California), Chicago, Los Angeles (specifically LA Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), San Gabriel (San Gabriel, California) and Monterey Park (Monterey Park, California)), and Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. Many Chinese political leaders have paid visits to these stores. There was a store in Richardson, TX but it closed shortly after opening. History Cathay Bank first opened in 1962 in Los Angeles' Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles) as the first Chinese-American bank in California. In 1979 it opened its first branch office in Monterey Park (Monterey Park, California). Its first overseas representative office in Hong Kong was opened in 1985. '''Huy Fong Foods''' (滙豐食品公司) is a hot sauce company based in Rosemead, California. "Contact Us." Huy Fong Foods. Retrieved on February 26, 2010. Beginning in 1980 on Spring Street in Los Angeles's Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), with an initial investment of US$50,000 in family savings after being turned down by a bank for a US$200,000 loan, it has grown to become one of the leaders in the Asian (Asian cuisine) hot sauce market, especially Sriracha sauce. Statehood Located on the coastal plains surrounding the Los Angeles River, the town became a cattle ranching center, expanding on the role during the California Gold Rush. It was the center for the Alta California ranchos (ranchos of California) in the surrounding regions, further developing shipping ability from San Pedro Bay. In the latter 19th century the development of Los Angeles shifted the business district and cultural center of town to the south, present day Downtown Los Angeles, leaving the Pueblo district to decline, and by 1900 it was a less favored area, with the Chinatown district (Chinatown, Los Angeles) and other ethnic "ghettos", and the blight of new railroad adjacent industrial areas.


long open

there. Recreation and parks thumb Los Angeles State Historic Park (File:Los Angeles State Historic Park panorama.jpg) * Los Angeles State Historic Park, also known as the Cornfield, consists of a long open space between


major development

process, resulting in a blend of Chinese and American architecture. The Los Angeles Chinatown saw major development, especially as a tourist attraction, throughout the 1930s, with the development of the "Central Plaza", a Hollywoodized version of Shanghai, containing names such as ''Bamboo Lane'', ''Gin Ling Way'' and ''Chung King Road'' (named after the city of Chongqing in mainland China). Chinatown was designed by Hollywood film set designers, and a "Chinese" movie prop was subsequently donated by film director Cecil B. DeMille to give Chinatown an exotic atmosphere. '''Broadway''' is a major thoroughfare in Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles), that runs from Lincoln Heights (Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles) on the Eastside (East Los Angeles (region)), through Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), passing through Central Plaza and the Dragon Gate, the Los Angeles Civic Center (Civic Center, Los Angeles), passing the ''Los Angeles Times'' building at First Street (1st Street (Los Angeles)), and Broadway's historic commercial district and theatre district (Broadway Theater and Commercial District) in Downtown Los Angeles. Wilbur and his father, David Kitman Woo, began a produce business in a spot at the Ninth Street Market vacated by a Japanese man who was interned during the Second World War (Japanese American internment). After arriving in the United States, Beth Woo became the bookkeeper for the family business. In the 1960s, Wilbur Woo and friends chartered Cathay Bank. the first bank in Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles). He studied banking and later became a vice-president of the organization. Gary Libman, "Woo Family's Road to Success Long and Not Always Smooth," ''Los Angeles Times,'' August 5, 1985, page E-1 '''Redistricting.''' After several attempts at redrawing councilmanic districts in accordance with a U.S. court order to provide for increased Latino representation, the City Council in 1986 adopted a plan that stripped Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles) and adjoining areas from Woo's 13th District but maintained his power base in Hollywood and Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) and also cut north into Studio City. Larry Gordon, "Voters Scramble to Make Sense of New Districts," ''Los Angeles Times,'' September 18, 1986, page GD-1 With map. In the United States, '''Aji Ichiban USA ''' was founded in 2000 as an exclusive franchise and they have stores in New York City (New York, New York), in Chinatown around Manhattan and Queens, as well as in the Chinatowns in Boston, San Jose (San Jose, California), Chicago, Los Angeles (specifically LA Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), San Gabriel (San Gabriel, California) and Monterey Park (Monterey Park, California)), and Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. Many Chinese political leaders have paid visits to these stores. There was a store in Richardson, TX but it closed shortly after opening. History Cathay Bank first opened in 1962 in Los Angeles' Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles) as the first Chinese-American bank in California. In 1979 it opened its first branch office in Monterey Park (Monterey Park, California). Its first overseas representative office in Hong Kong was opened in 1985. '''Huy Fong Foods''' (滙豐食品公司) is a hot sauce company based in Rosemead, California. "Contact Us." Huy Fong Foods. Retrieved on February 26, 2010. Beginning in 1980 on Spring Street in Los Angeles's Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), with an initial investment of US$50,000 in family savings after being turned down by a bank for a US$200,000 loan, it has grown to become one of the leaders in the Asian (Asian cuisine) hot sauce market, especially Sriracha sauce. Statehood Located on the coastal plains surrounding the Los Angeles River, the town became a cattle ranching center, expanding on the role during the California Gold Rush. It was the center for the Alta California ranchos (ranchos of California) in the surrounding regions, further developing shipping ability from San Pedro Bay. In the latter 19th century the development of Los Angeles shifted the business district and cultural center of town to the south, present day Downtown Los Angeles, leaving the Pueblo district to decline, and by 1900 it was a less favored area, with the Chinatown district (Chinatown, Los Angeles) and other ethnic "ghettos", and the blight of new railroad adjacent industrial areas.


television production

Restaurants Shops Sightseeing It is said that a stroll down Old Chinatown Plaza has many rewards, including recognizing many other locations that are used in filmmaking and television production. thumb East Gate on Broadway (Los Angeles) Broadway (File:Chinatown Los Angeles neon.jpg) in New Chinatown's


quot public'

is found at the intersection of Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue, funded by the local Teochew (Teochew dialect)-speaking population. Wallach, Ruth, Compiler and Photographer "Chinatown Gateway" ''Public Art in Los Angeles'' Accessed 30 April 2014 Wedlan, Candace A. (July 5, 2001) "Gate Takes Wing From a Dream" ''Los Angeles Times'' '''Broadway''' is a major thoroughfare in Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles), that runs from Lincoln Heights (Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles) on the Eastside (East Los Angeles (region)), through Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), passing through Central Plaza and the Dragon Gate, the Los Angeles Civic Center (Civic Center, Los Angeles), passing the ''Los Angeles Times'' building at First Street (1st Street (Los Angeles)), and Broadway's historic commercial district and theatre district (Broadway Theater and Commercial District) in Downtown Los Angeles. Wilbur and his father, David Kitman Woo, began a produce business in a spot at the Ninth Street Market vacated by a Japanese man who was interned during the Second World War (Japanese American internment). After arriving in the United States, Beth Woo became the bookkeeper for the family business. In the 1960s, Wilbur Woo and friends chartered Cathay Bank. the first bank in Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles). He studied banking and later became a vice-president of the organization. Gary Libman, "Woo Family's Road to Success Long and Not Always Smooth," ''Los Angeles Times,'' August 5, 1985, page E-1 '''Redistricting.''' After several attempts at redrawing councilmanic districts in accordance with a U.S. court order to provide for increased Latino representation, the City Council in 1986 adopted a plan that stripped Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles) and adjoining areas from Woo's 13th District but maintained his power base in Hollywood and Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) and also cut north into Studio City. Larry Gordon, "Voters Scramble to Make Sense of New Districts," ''Los Angeles Times,'' September 18, 1986, page GD-1 With map. In the United States, '''Aji Ichiban USA ''' was founded in 2000 as an exclusive franchise and they have stores in New York City (New York, New York), in Chinatown around Manhattan and Queens, as well as in the Chinatowns in Boston, San Jose (San Jose, California), Chicago, Los Angeles (specifically LA Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), San Gabriel (San Gabriel, California) and Monterey Park (Monterey Park, California)), and Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. Many Chinese political leaders have paid visits to these stores. There was a store in Richardson, TX but it closed shortly after opening. History Cathay Bank first opened in 1962 in Los Angeles' Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles) as the first Chinese-American bank in California. In 1979 it opened its first branch office in Monterey Park (Monterey Park, California). Its first overseas representative office in Hong Kong was opened in 1985. '''Huy Fong Foods''' (滙豐食品公司) is a hot sauce company based in Rosemead, California. "Contact Us." Huy Fong Foods. Retrieved on February 26, 2010. Beginning in 1980 on Spring Street in Los Angeles's Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), with an initial investment of US$50,000 in family savings after being turned down by a bank for a US$200,000 loan, it has grown to become one of the leaders in the Asian (Asian cuisine) hot sauce market, especially Sriracha sauce. Statehood Located on the coastal plains surrounding the Los Angeles River, the town became a cattle ranching center, expanding on the role during the California Gold Rush. It was the center for the Alta California ranchos (ranchos of California) in the surrounding regions, further developing shipping ability from San Pedro Bay. In the latter 19th century the development of Los Angeles shifted the business district and cultural center of town to the south, present day Downtown Los Angeles, leaving the Pueblo district to decline, and by 1900 it was a less favored area, with the Chinatown district (Chinatown, Los Angeles) and other ethnic "ghettos", and the blight of new railroad adjacent industrial areas.


school largest

Dodger Stadium, is located on the north side of Chinatown. The mission of Cathedral High School is to provide a human, religious, and academic education to young men, especially those from economically poor families. Evans Community Adult School - largest stand-alone ESL (English as a Foreign or Second Language) adult school in the nation Library Los Angeles Public Library operates the Chinatown Branch. Businesses Retail

Chinatown, Los Angeles

'''Chinatown''' is a neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles, California that became a commercial center for Chinese (Chinese American) and other Asian (Asian American) businesses in Central Los Angeles in 1938. The area includes restaurants, shops and art galleries but also has a residential neighborhood with a low-income, aging population of about 10,000 residents.

The original Chinatown developed in the late 19th century, but it was demolished to make room for Union Station (Union Station (Los Angeles)), the city's major ground-transportation center. Angels Walk–Union Station El Pueblo Little Tokyo Center, published by Angels Walk LA, 2000 Chinatown Los Angeles California, Restaurants in Chinatown, Pictures of Chinatown A separate commercial center, known as "New Chinatown," opened for business in 1938.

There are two schools and a branch library in Chinatown, as well as a city and a state park and a medical center hospital. Many motion pictures have been filmed in the area.

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