Tag Archives: Los Angeles
Tagged government, koreatown, Los Angeles, minimum wage, retail, wage theft, work
December 15, 2016
LOS ANGELES – Landlocked in the middle of city, Koreatown is dense and diverse. In less than five-square-miles, it’s the most populated neighborhood in the city, housing an array of cultures made up of lifelong L.A. denizens to young people just arriving from other parts of the country. Though for many low-income, minority residents, like 46-year-old Umberto Gutierrez, an undocumented immigrant, working and living in K-town means coping with exploitation.
Tagged jobs, Los Angeles, minimum wage, north hollywood, profile, retail, work
September 3, 2016
STUDIO CITY, Calif. – Freelance photographer and writer, Allen Nalasco, walks in the dim, early morning hours to make his Thursday shift as an assistant manager of a neighborhood sporting goods chain.
Tagged advocacy, charity, crime, jail, Los Angeles, nonprofit, prison, prison reform, profile, reform, work
November 11, 2015
LOS ANGELES – Diana Zuniga, 28, has been in and out of California prisons for 24 years of her life. She’s been visiting incarcerated family members. Her father is scheduled for release in four to five years. Her uncle is serving 35 years to life.