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She’s only 17, and she’s never competed at an Olympics, but Chloe Kim is 1 of the athletes at this Winter Games whom everybody is watching.
Born in Extended Beach to Korean immigrants, Ms. Kim started snowboarding prior to most little ones understand to study. At age four she started taking trips to Mountain High with her father, Jong Jin Kim, exactly where, collectively, they learned to navigate the slopes.
“We each had no notion what we were performing,” she’s conceded.
That didn’t last extended.
Ms. Kim won three gold medals at the X Games, all prior to age 16. She qualified for the Sochi Olympics but didn’t go, since, at 13, she was as well young.
Then, in 2016, Ms. Kim became the initial lady to land back-to-back 1080s in competitors. (Yep, that’s 3 full rotations on a single side of the halfpipe followed by 3 far more on the other.)
Her father emigrated in 1982 from South Korea to Southern California, where he worked minimum-wage jobs to save income for college. He settled in Torrance and enrolled at El Camino College, studying engineering by day and operating machinery at night.
So going to Pyeongchang is a homecoming of sorts for Ms. Kim, who is fluent in Korean and has household in South Korea. Our graphics editor, Bedel Saget, caught up with her and her parents over the summer time at Mammoth Mountain, exactly where she trains. (You can ride down a halfpipe with Ms. Kim here.)
“I’m actually fortunate to be Korean,” she told him. “It in no way felt like a burden to balance two distinct cultures it just came naturally.”
Ms. Kim is just one particular of much more than a dozen Californians who will be competing in Pyeongchang.
“To see Chloe compete in the Olympics, it’s going to be quite exciting and happy,” said her mother, Boran Kim. “I feel it will be the greatest moment of my whole life.”
She competes for gold in the ladies’ halfpipe Monday night.
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• Is Representative Nancy Pelosi losing her iron grip? Some are questioning if she is the particular person to lead her party on immigration. [The New York Occasions]
• Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, who has been at the forefront of the #MeToo movement in California, says she is taking a voluntary unpaid leave as lawyers investigate groping allegations against her. [The Sacramento Bee]
• Representative Devin Nunes has identified a way around unflattering media coverage of him and his role in the Russia investigation. He is operating his personal partisan news outlet: “The California Republican.” [Politico]
• The sale of the Weinstein Company hit a last-minute snag when New York’s attorney basic filed a lawsuit against the studio. If financiers get spooked, the move could kill the proposed deal, placing the Weinstein Business on an nearly certain path to bankruptcy. [The New York Occasions]
• Despite repeated warnings, far more than 600 brick buildings in the Inland Empire are unretrofitted and at danger of collapse in the course of a significant earthquake. The location is specifically vulnerable to one. [The Los Angeles Times]
• Waymo and Uber have settled their high-profile legal fight practically a year following Waymo 1st accused Uber of plotting to steal self-driving vehicle technology. Now comes the really difficult element for Waymo: figuring out a business model. [The New York Times]
• San Diego andQualcomm have become pretty synonymous over the years — “like they’re our flag,” a single neighborhood chief executive mentioned. But what occurs if the business gets taken over? [The New York Times]
• Officials are laying the groundwork for the construction of a 63-mile freeway that would connect Palmdale and Lancaster with Victorville, Apple Valley and Adelanto. [The Los Angeles Instances]
• BART ridership continues to slowly dip — and officials know one particular purpose is that some riders feel unsafe. So, to stop the slide, they strategy to post attendants in some station elevators, close off parts of stations at evening and boost police patrols at busy stations. [The San Francisco Chronicle]
• Beginning Monday, almost all Disneyland tickets and annual passes will be pricier. For instance, one-day tickets for a single theme park on the busiest days of the year will enhance to $135 from $124. [The Orange County Register]
• The Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s motorcade was involved in a minor crash in Simi Valley. But he was O.K. [The New York Times]
Coming up this week:
• And don’t neglect about the Olympics. An additional one particular of California’s well-known snowboarders, Shaun White, competes Monday and Tuesday.
And Finally …
It was an unsettling nine days in Southern California.
A former Los Angeles police officer, Christopher J. Dorner, held a grudge. He felt he had been dismissed from the force wrongfully, and in a 6,000-word manifesto, he had threatened a number of police officials and their households. He wanted revenge.
By Feb. 12, 2013 — 5 years ago, nowadays — the daughter of a retired Los Angeles police captain and the daughter’s boyfriend have been dead so was a police officer who had been sitting in a patrol car in Riverside. A t least two other officers had been injured, and the region’s biggest manhunt was reaching its dramatic finish.
Following a shootout and a forest standoff, Mr. Dorner located himself trapped in a cabin near Huge Bear Lake exactly where he was surrounded by law enforcement officers. Those officers sooner or later heard what they believed to be a single gunshot from inside as the cabin burned down.
The subsequent day, officials declared the investigation over. The day after that they confirmed that the scorched body identified inside cabin was Mr. Dorner’s.
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California Nowadays is edited by Julie Bloom, who grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from U.C. Berkeley.
Published at Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:02:30 +0000