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‘Sweet Savage’: Long Beach MMA fighter reconnects with her Cambodian heritage

Long before she was schooled in the art of knocking someone out, Sovannahry Em was taught to take life as it comes; bullying, domestic conflict, didn’t matter.

Immigrant Success: Laura Som is working to save lives and memories in Cambodia Town

Laura Som is the executive director of The MAYE Center, a holistic healing center focusing on Khmer Rouge refugees in Cambodia Town, and a community leader focusing on empowering residents through civic engagement and activism.

Cambodia Town leaders break ground on long-awaited Killing Fields Memorial Garden

Cambodia Town leaders gathered Sunday morning to ceremoniously break ground on a long-awaited community garden meant to honor the victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide.

Distillation of sounds: Dirty Merlin releases album inspired by the bustle of Cambodia Town

Holed up in a studio, hunched over a desk, fiddling with synthesizers and instruments, producing electronic music can be a solitary business.

Wat Willow Buddhist temple tentatively reopens without monks as protests continue

Protests continued outside a West Long Beach Cambodian Buddhist temple Monday during a reopening celebration hosted by its embattled board of directors.

Khmer community celebrates ’emerging Cambodian power,’ hoping for one of their own on City...

When Anthony Kim ran for the 2nd Council District seat in 2006, it was to make sure the largest concentration of Khmer people outside of Cambodia had their own representation on the Long Beach City Council.

praCh Ly performs ‘Dalama,’ perhaps for the last time

Near the intersection of Anaheim and Martin Luther King, where one must maneuver through narrow, slurry streets, sits the Phnom Pich Center plaza, once home to a specialty Cambodian karaoke store, where a kid from Long Beach listened to older neighbors speak their personal horror stories, eventually turning them into rap songs.

Overlooked LB: Fried fish, handmade goodies at Riverside Supermarket

Each time we see a notification that another Overlooked LB submission has landed in the Hi-lo’s inbox we feel giddy.

At Cambodia Town vigil for slain mother, mourners seek to end silence about domestic...

Sena Khim was in the middle of setting her life in place to be a good example for her eight children when she was killed last month in Long Beach.

See ‘Surviving Bokator’ during special screening at Khmer Arts Academy

Two years ago, the pre-release of “Surviving Bokator,” a documentary film about how aging genocide survivor and Grandmaster, San Kim Sean tried to resurrect an ancient...

Eat, drink and classical dance at the 11th Annual Cambodia Town Culture Festival

The 11th Annual Cambodian New Year Celebration on Sunday featured classical and popular dance performances, food and demonstrations of various forms of art.

‘Gun violence has no place here;’ mourners seek justice at vigil for teen killed...

The move back to Long Beach was only going to be temporary for Gelinda Keo and her children.

‘It transcends language’: Young Khmer dancers keep ancient art alive

Three teenagers huddle together for a quick brainstorming session in the warehouse dance studio of the Khmer Arts Academy in the heart of Cambodia Town.

Garcia trip to Cambodia stirs dismay: ‘Is the mayor choosing money over democracy and...

Mayor Robert Garcia made history when he became the city’s first sitting mayor to visit Cambodia last month.

New Cambodia Town art gallery aims to give minorities a voice

Next door to Lee Heng Market on Anaheim Street, there’s an orange-colored building with Khmer lettering above its second-story windows.

Serving Cambodian community for decades, owners of KH Market given two weeks notice before...

Walking into Kun Heng Supermarket—dubbed KH Market by locals of this central Long Beach neighborhood—one is welcomed by a fragrant wall of pan-Asian delights, many distinctly Cambodian.

Cambodia Town Film Festival presents perspectives beyond ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Kilong Ung was just a teenager when the Khmer Rouge overtook his hometown of Battambang in Cambodia.