Tag Archives: Wilshire Center

Carjacking Pursuit Ends in Koreatown

Police opened fire on an armed carjacking suspect after chasing him through the streets of Hollywood and the Mid-Wilshire area. Contrary to mainstream media reports, the pursuit did not end in Downtown LA but in Koreatown LA at the Shell gas station on the northwest corner of Wilshire and Vermont.

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The pursuit began on the Ventura (101) freeway and the driver exited at Hollywood Boulevard, where he momentarily pulled to a stop in the middle of the street at 7:10 p.m. The driver then continued westbound to the busy intersection of Hollywood and Highland, where he turned south onto Highland Avenue.

The suspect kept driving down Highland to the residential area of Hancock Park and then eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown.

Emergency dispatchers reported that the man driving the vehicle was carrying a blue steel handgun.

The suspect eventually pulled into a Shell gas station, alongside a man pumping gas, at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.

Officers shot several rounds into the suspect’s car, as the civilian lay crouched just feet away. The civilian escaped the situation uninjured.

Dispatchers said the suspect, a 40-year-old man, had suffered several gunshot wounds and have called for an ambulance.

UPDATE: As of 10:00 PM, the LA Times is quoting unnamed sources that the man allegedly stole a car from a woman in San Bernardino shortly before 3:30 p.m. He then drove to North Valley Boulevard and Eastern Avenue in El Sereno, where he dumped the vehicle and stole the Saturn from a 65-year-old man.

The police pursuit ended by 7:39 PM.

Sources: Koreatown on Twitter and CBS Local

Corn Maiden Tamales & Blazin J’s Kettle Corn

Aside from Neomeze serving Indo-European cuisine, the Corn Maiden tamale lady was at the Earth Day 2010 celebrations in Koreatown. Notice in the background the Pierce National Life Building, the blue-green windows of the Solair and the blue-green terracotta tiles of the Pellissier Building (Wiltern Theatre complex). This is on Wilshire Boulevard corner Oxford.

Corn Maiden Tamales on Earth Day 2010

Corn Maiden Tamales at Earth Day 2010 celebrations

The lady’s pretty friendly. Sorry I didn’t get a better picture.

Corn Maiden Tamales Menu on Earth Day 2010

Corn Maiden Tamales Menu on Earth Day 2010

Blazin J Kettle Corn on Earth Day 2010

Blazin J’s Kettle Corn on Earth Day 2010

Blazin J Kettle Corn Prices in Koreatown!

Kettle Corn Prices: $2 for small, $4 for medium, $7 for large
All Drinks Just One Dollar!

Live music being played on stage in front of the large building with the Radio Korea sign. Face painting for the kids… Tamales,  samosas, kettle corn, fresh strawberries, daechu, apples, zucchini… Read about the scheduled activities here. From 11 am to 3 pm.

Address: 3700 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
Wilshire Park Plaza lawn (between Oxford and Serrano)

Freebies at Earth Day Event in Los Angeles

Earth Day 2010 in the Wilshire Center, from 11 am to 3 pm

Free Earth Day Handouts including Calendars!

Free Earth Day Handouts including Calendars and Pin Buttons!

Free 2010 Calendars on Earth Day in LA

Closeup of 2010 Calendar: Stay Lead Free!

Free Samples of Good Belly Probiotic Drink

Free Samples of Good Belly Probiotic Drink — coupons too!

People Going for their Free Earth Day Bag

People Going for their Free Earth Day Bag

Happy Lady with Free Earth Day Bag and Tree

This lady was very happy because she got both a free Earth Day bag
and a free Earth Day tree! Photos of trees here

Free Trees from KYCC

KYCC (Koreatown Youth & Community Center) with Free Trees

Free Shade Trees in Los Angeles!

7 Free shade trees if you’re an LADWP customer!

Live music being played on stage in front of the large building with the Radio Korea sign. Face painting for the kids… Tamales,  samosas, kettle corn, fresh strawberries, daechu, apples, zucchini… Read about the scheduled activities here. From 11 am to 3 pm.

Address: 3700 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
Wilshire Park Plaza lawn (between Oxford and Serrano)

Farmers Market @ Earth Day 2010 in LA

Farmers Market @ Earth Day 2010 Celebrations in the Wilshire Center

Farmers Market @ Earth Day 2010 in LA

Zucchini incongruously between two varieties of apples… ooh…

Farmers Market Strawberries @ Earth Day 2010 in LA
Orange County Strawberries “Picked Daily” Just $4

Jujubes and Avocados @ Farmers Market
A large pile of large daechu (대추) — red jujubes for teas and samgyetang!!!

Tomatoes and Cherries at Earth Day 2010
Tomatoes and Cherries

Farmers Market @ Earth Day 2010

Wilshire Colonnade in the background of the Farmers Market

Live music being played on stage in front of the large building with the Radio Korea sign. Face painting for the kids… Tamales and samosas… Read about the scheduled activities here.

Address: 3700 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
Wilshire Park Plaza lawn (between Oxford and Serrano)

Neomeze @ Earth Day 2010 Wilshire Center

Indo-European cuisine at one of the food tents at the Earth Day celebrations in Wilshire Center, 11 am – 3 pm

Neomeze Indo-European Cuisine
Pasadena’s Neomeze Restaurant and Lounge
20 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone Number: (626) 793-3010

Neomeze Menu at Earth Day Event in Wilshire Center

Cheeseburger, Potato Flat Bread, Curry Chicken Rice Plate, Sweet Potato Fries
Tandoori Chicken, Keema Tacos, Cheese Bouregs, Samosas

Behind the Neomeze tent in Koreatown

Behind the Neomeze tent in Koreatown

They have gas tanks! The only other tent serving hot food seems to be the tamales lady… Will post her menu and more photos of the Earth Day event soon!

Live music being played on stage in front of the large building with the Radio Korea sign. Read about the scheduled activities here.

Address: 3700 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
Wilshire Park Plaza lawn (between Oxford and Serrano)