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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 gathered Sunday morning to ceremoniously break ground on a long-awaited community garden meant to honor the victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide.
Holed up in a studio, hunched over a desk, fiddling with synthesizers and instruments, producing electronic music can be a solitary business.
Protests continued outside a West Long Beach Cambodian Buddhist temple Monday during a reopening celebration hosted by its embattled board of directors.
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.
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.
Each time we see a notification that another Overlooked LB submission has landed in the Hi-lo’s inbox we feel giddy.
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.
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...
The 11th Annual Cambodian New Year Celebration on Sunday featured classical and popular dance performances, food and demonstrations of various forms of art.
The move back to Long Beach was only going to be temporary for Gelinda Keo and her children.
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.
Mayor Robert Garcia made history when he became the city’s first sitting mayor to visit Cambodia last month.
Next door to Lee Heng Market on Anaheim Street, there’s an orange-colored building with Khmer lettering above its second-story windows.
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.
Kilong Ung was just a teenager when the Khmer Rouge overtook his hometown of Battambang in Cambodia.