October 2020

October 19, 2020

What’s New

KYCC Celebrates National Recovery Month with Virtual Event

National Recovery Month occurs annually in September to educate people on substance use treatment and mental health services. The goal is to enable individuals in recovery to live healthy and rewarding lives. Read more…

KYCC Environmental Services Hosts National Cleanup Day Event

In celebration of National Cleanup Day 2020, KYCC’s Environmental Services unit hosted a smaller, COVID-19 friendly internal cleanup event with KYCC staff on Sept. 19. Read more…

Senate Bill 793 — Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products in CA

On Aug. 28, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 793 (SB 793) into law, prohibiting retailers from selling or possessing flavored tobacco products with the intent to sell. Much of KYCC Prevention Education (PE) Unit’s work supports local policy efforts to protect the public health of our communities. Read more…

KYCC’s Response to COVID

Community News

  • Census has concluded the nationwide count on October 5, 2020. Thank you KYCC for your support and participation!
  • November 3, 2020 is the Presidential Election and the last day to register to vote is October 19, 2020. Please Register and VOTE!
  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, additional Koreatown restaurants are closing its doors for good. 
  • LA Times recently highlighted “Kimchi” in Koreatown.
  • Reminder that the City of LA has resumed issuing parking tickets for street sweeping, peak-hour, anti-gridlock zones, and expired registrations beginning 10/15.

October is Domestic Violence Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” in October 1981 observed by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.

The purpose of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is to mourn victims, celebrate survivors, and network for change.

The “No More Sign” is attached (courtesy of “The No More Project”).  Take a selfie with the sign to show your solidarity (please email your picture to Moon).

October 12 – Indigenous People’s Day

Indigenous or Aboriginal people have that distinction because they were living on their lands before settlers came from elsewhere; they are the descendants—according to one definition—of those who inhabited a country or a geographical region at the time when people of different cultures or ethnic origins arrived.  President Roosevelt and the U.S. Congress made October 12 a national holiday three years later. In 1972 President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making the official date of the holiday the second Monday in October.

October 16 – Bosses’ Day

The origin of Bosses Day dates back to 1958. Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Illinois, registered it with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Haroski chose the date because it was her father’s birthday. Who was her boss? ….her father.

Here are the top 5 attributes people say make the best boss:

  • Fair
  • Honest
  • Understanding
  • Approachable
  • A good communicator

Let your boss know you appreciate them.

October 22 – National Nut Day

This nutty day was created by the Liberation Foods Company, the United Kingdom’s fair trade, farmer owned company. It is not known when it was first celebrated. It appears to have been in existence since the early 2000’s.

Interestingly, it was created as a “National” day in the United Kingdom. Yet, those who are promoting it, are encouraging it to be “celebrated around the world”. So, why didn’t they declare it as a “World” or “International” day!? Some questions we will never know the answer to.

All sites will have a variety of nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts) delivered.


Birthdays and KYCC Anniversaries


  • September 3 – Karin Wolfe
  • September 3 – Grace Park
  • September 5 – Brenda Reynosa
  • September 6 – Charvel Valenzuela
  • September 8 – Sandra Poblano
  • September 11 – Bryan Zaragoza
  • September 11 – Christine Nguyen
  • September 14 – Gabriel Campos
  • September 14 – Soon Shin Kim
  • September 15 – Nayon Kang
  • September 15 – Porfirio Marin
  • September 22 – Anna Tumasyan
  • September 23 – Francesca LeRue
  • September 26 – Clara Rhee
  • October 1 – Gina Ahn
  • October 1 – Erica Aldana
  • October 1 – Gabby Maestas
  • October 9 – Chinyoung Farrey
  • October 13 – Connie Rodriguez
  • October 14 – Hanna Kim
  • October 25 – Olivia Lee
  • October 27 – Aida Martinez

Work Anniversaries

  • September 1 – 5 years – Andy (Mr.) Kim
  • September 3 – 1 year – Kimberly Lucas
  • September 8 – 6 years – Nedette Cuerno
  • September 11 – 1 year – Margarita Munoz
  • September 13 – 4 years – Jovan Rodriguez
  • September 17 – 2 years – Ana Carlin
  • September 18 – 3 years – Clarissa Boyajian
  • September 19 – 4 years – Ligia Pacheco
  • September 19 – 4 years– Albert Rodriguez
  • September 25 – 3 years– Valerie Mireles
  • September 28 – 31 years – Seung (Ms.) Yoon
  • October 1 – 1 year – Mark Jang
  • October 1 – 5 years – HaRi Kim
  • October 1 – 1 year – Mi Joung Park
  • October 3 – 4 years – Rudy Fortiz
  • October 4 – 16 years – Ernie Yoshikawa
  • October 8 – 2 years – Jun Hwang
  • October 14 – 1 year – Marcella Lively
  • October 14 – 16 years – Tommy Rendon
  • October 17 – 15 years – Luz Favela
  • October 18 – 14 years – Audrey Casillas
  • October 21 – 1 year – Ellie Kim
  • October 21 – 1 year – Seungmin Jackson
  • October 28 – 1 year – Upasana Pandey
  • October 29 – 13 years – Nayon Kang
  • October 31 – 8 years – Katherine Kim

Data Corner

Click here to view our 2019-2021 Organizational Plan 12-month update!

Did you know…

E-waste is a serious environmental problem, from toxic chemicals and heavy metals leaching into soils in landfills?

Instead of throwing your e-waste in the trash, you should collect it and take it to an e-waste disposal site or e-waste event or…KYCC!

This is the perfect time to get rid of non-working or obsolete electronic items like computers, monitors, televisions, fax machines, telephones, CD players (bring it Boomers!), radios, microwaves, etc.

KYCC is going to schedule an e-waste pick up this month so now is your chance to go Marie Kondo on your storage space in an earth-friendly way.

You have until October 15, 2020, to drop off your unwanted items to our KYCC Wilton site.

Now you know!

“Taking” lessons

What an accurate and horrible term.

It’s hard to imagine that most people would look forward to taking lessons. In the piano or arithmetic or anything else.

You take medicine. You take your punishment. It’s unwanted but grudgingly accepted.

The term gives away the intent behind it.

Learning is different. Learning is something we get to do, it’s a dance, an embrace, a chance to turn on some lights.

Did you take a job or are you learning how to improve your community?

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