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Welcome to Departures Chinatown

Welcome to Departures Chinatown

The next installment of KCET's oral history project and interactive documentary is here! Join us as we explore one of Los Angeles' most iconic communities: Chinatown.
Wendy Yao - Ooga Booga

Wendy Yao - Ooga Booga

Wendy Yao, owner of the small indie store Ooga Booga, gave us one of the best quotes of the series: "Whenever my sister and I go traveling with our parents, the first thing they w ...
Chinatown Wars - Madame Wong's And Hong Kong Cafe

Chinatown Wars - Madame Wong's And Hong Kong Cafe

In the late 1970's and 1980's, Madame Wong's restaurant and The Hong Kong Café began booking Los Anelges' emerging punk bands and revitalizing the next phase of the region's life. ...
Ann Summa & Jeff Spurrier - Journalists

Ann Summa & Jeff Spurrier - Journalists

Jeff Spurrier told us during our interview both he and Ann Summa covered the punk scene - of mostly unsigned bands - for the Los Angeles Times music column for a couple of years, b ...
The 4th Wave & The Chinatown Wars

The 4th Wave & The Chinatown Wars

The 4th wave of migrants in the 70's and early 80's saw a complete transformation of L.A.'s Chinatown.
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