Portraying Salinas Chinatown’s Past, Present, and Future

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

The Oldest Rural Chinatown

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

Relocation, Arkansas

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May):  KQED is screening the film, Relocation Arkansas. It will be screened next on Thursday, May 17. See the schedule on the KQED Asian Pacific Heritage 2017 calendar, and visit the film’s website at Relocation Arkansas Film. “This kind of thing doesn’t just end with the person who was in the camp.” Ruth Takemoto McInroy         … Continue reading Relocation, Arkansas

10th Anniversary Asian Festival – April 29!

This year’s Salinas Chinatown Asian Festival is going to be special, because we are celebrating our 10th anniversary. Come and join us on Saturday, April 29. The festivities begin with opening introductions and the Lion Dance at 11 a.m. There will be lots of food, produce for sale, entertainment, walking tours, presentations, and a bigger & better car show. MIG, planning consultants for the Chinatown … Continue reading 10th Anniversary Asian Festival – April 29!