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Right street, wrong way

June 12, 2009 |  4:49 pm

Ktla_newsHere are some of the stories that KTLA News is planning for its 10 p.m. newscast on Channel 5:

WONG WAY: It's Wong Way no more. Worried that a road in Riverside's former Chinatown neighborhood was sending the wrong message, officials have ordered that Wong Way be renamed Wong Street. In 1961, the short connector street near downtown was named after the late George Wong, the last resident of Riverside's Chinatown. But some in the community thought the street name appeared to be more of a joke than an honor and were insulted by it. City Councilman Mike Gardner, who requested the street name change, said the sign was disparaging to Chinese immigrants with limited English skills.


JOGGER ATTACKED: A woman who was attacked while jogging near a busy park in Corona fought off her assailant, injured him, and chased after him while calling 911. She eventually lost the attacker before police could locate him.  The incident was the ninth in a series of attacks on female joggers in the last few months.

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