Asian Festival 2017

We’ve been taking a breather after a successful 10th Anniversary Asian Festival, which also ushered in Asian American Heritage Month. Big thanks to all those that made it happen: the Asian Festival Committee, ACE and members of the three Asian communities, Salinas Downtown Community Board, Chinatown services and businesses, City of Salinas representatives and Assembly member Luis Alejo, Leonard Han and his Monterey Bay Lion … Continue reading Asian Festival 2017

Inside Out Project in Salinas Chinatown

On April 22nd, the Inside Out Project, led by Jeffrey Lehner of CSUMB, began posting very large images–faces–of people up on the exterior wall of a building owned by the Ahtye family in Salinas Chinatown; the faces are visible from E. Market St. and Sherwood Dr.  Students from the CSUMB Service Learning Project trimmed the weeds in the lot next to the building; they brought … Continue reading Inside Out Project in Salinas Chinatown

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!

An Eye-opening Meeting

The Salinas Chinatown Revitalization planning process is in its beginning stages. Recently, MIG (planning consultants hired by City of Salinas) organized working group meetings with all the stakeholders to get their input.  MIG will also be constructing a website for the revitalization project. On April 5, I attended three of the working group meetings. One was for the Asian Community, one for technical advisors (city planners, … Continue reading An Eye-opening Meeting