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    WeHo Commissioner Danny Hang Honored by LA County Chair Lindsey Horvath During Lunar New Year Reception

    West Hollywood Business License Commissioner Danny Hang was among a group of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) recognized by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Chair Lindsey Horvath during a Lunar New Year Reception on Friday, February 16, 2024.

    “Happy Year of the Dragon,” wrote Chair Horvath on her social media platforms. “It was great to honor so many AAPI change makers, advocates, and artists yesterday as we celebrated the Lunar New Year with Supervisor Solis ❤️.”

    The reception’s guest, keynote speaker, and honoree was Dominic Choi, LAPD Interim Chief. Others in attendance included Director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Barbara Ferrer and Los Angeles County Assessor (former West Hollywood Mayor and Councilmember) Jeffrey Prang. Additionally, there was a performance by the Los Angeles Flying Dragon Lion Dance Association at the reception.

    (L-R) Commissioner Danny Hang and LA Assessor Jeffrey Prang – Photo courtesy of Catherine Eng

    “It was a complete surprise, and I was deeply honored to be acknowledged by our former West Hollywood Mayor and current Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Lindsey Horvath,” Hang told WEHO TIMES. “It was very humbling to be recognized alongside such dedicated and hardworking AAPI community leaders. But more meaningfully, what I hope this acknowledgment does is bring attention to all of the good work being done by the AAPI community in Los Angeles County and encourages more AAPI community involvement in West Hollywood.”

    (L-R) Commissioner Danny Hang – Photo courtesy of Catherine Eng

    The full list of the 2024 honorees includes Howard Chen, Lily Chen, King Cheung, Tony Ding, Bob Gin, Ray Jan, Jason Li, Sandra Tung, Jimmy Wu, Samantha Yu, Danny Hang, Gold House, James Jean, Annie Lam, Kymber Lim, John Ly, Eric Nakamura, Bonnie Rhow, Susan Sheu, and Pawena Thimaporn.

    Photo of Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District, Lindsey Horvath, and honorees via X at @LindseyPHorvath

    As China ushered in the Lunar New Year, marking the transition to the Year of the Dragon, the mythical creature holds special significance deeply rooted in Chinese culture.

    Every Lunar New Year, the Chinese zodiac cycle rotates to welcome one of 12 auspicious animals, with this year marking the return of the revered dragon.

    According to Chinese state media, this year’s celebration emphasizes the “Year of the Loong,” the preferred term for the mythical beast in Mandarin. The term “loong” is believed to better encapsulate the essence of the creature as perceived in Chinese folklore, emphasizing qualities of wisdom, nobility, and fortune.

    As celebrations unfold across China and in Chinese communities worldwide, the Year of the Dragon symbolizes a time of renewal, prosperity, and auspicious beginnings for many, reflecting the enduring cultural significance of this mythical creature in Chinese traditions.

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Catherine Eng
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    2 months ago

    So Proud of Danny Hang and thankful to Supervisor Horvath’s office (and Hilda Solis) for this event honoring AAPI achievement in our county. I was happy to be a witness and thankful for the chance to present this event to WehoTimes

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