Ready for some Tri-tip BBQ? Support ACE by purchasing a yummy tri-tip take-out dinner with meat from our local Star Market, cooked and served by members of the Buddhist Temple of Salinas! Besides its reputation for being delicious, the Tri-tip dinner serves 4 to 6 people, and comes with salad and rolls! Supporting ACE helps us develop programs to preserve, promote, and enrich the history and multicultural identity of … Continue reading ACE Tri-tip Takeout Time: Nov. 4
The ACE Pop-up Museum is coming to the Star Market this Saturday, October 14th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Star Market is located at 1275 S. Main St. in Salinas. The theme of the pop-up is “Farm to Table: Markets, Menus, and Meals.” ACE is partnering with the Star Market to promote our mission to preserve the history and cultural identity of Salinas … Continue reading ACE Pop-up Museum at Star Market – This Saturday, October 14!
It’s Filipino-American History month! Filipino student organizations and journals in the U.S. have a history of supporting Filipino American causes, writers, and artists. Journals like The Filipino Student (UC Berkeley, 1905), Liwanag (1975), Maganda (UC Berkeley, 1989), and Pinoy Know Yourself (UC Santa Cruz, 1973), were groundbreaking. ACE member Dom Siababa writes about the founding of CFFC, the first Filipino student organization at UCSC, its publication Pinoy Know Yourself: an Introduction to the … Continue reading “A Tribute to My Father”
I visited the Salinas Obon Festival yesterday, organized by the Buddhist Temple of Salinas. The placed was packed with festival-goers, lines forming at the food vendor tents for scrumptious Japanese food (and in one case, Filipino lumpia!), and to view bonsai and ikebana demonstrations, and Asian crafts. The Salinas Kendo Club demonstration, Obon Odori dancing, and San Jose Taiko were exciting! It was a very … Continue reading Salinas Obon Festival 2017
A summary of ACE’s event and pop-up calendar for the rest of 2017 (not including meetings and working groups). We hope you’ll be able to attend some of these events, and we’ll be posting more information on them soon. (Photo: our wonderful Board member, Henry Gong). Salinas Obon Festival: Sunday, July 30th, at Buddhist Temple of Salinas ACE Pop-up at Monterey County Historical Society, Tri-tip … Continue reading ACE Calendar
Recently, KQED reporter Sarah Craig visited Salinas Chinatown to examine the connections between urban design (and the current revitalization initiative) and some of the pressing issues of the neighborhood: “isolation, violence, drug dealing, and prostitution.” She also said that she wanted to “emphasize the important history of the place.” The resulting article and podcast in The California Report did indeed address the pressing issues, but … Continue reading Portraying Salinas Chinatown’s Past, Present, and Future
Have you ever been to Locke, CA? Years ago, when I lived in the East Bay Area, my husband and I would drive up to the Sacramento Delta on weekends and go fishing. There we discovered that several tiny towns built near the levees were home to Chinese communities. The oldest such town is Locke, the oldest rural Chinatown in the U.S. Surprisingly, this town retains … Continue reading The Oldest Rural Chinatown