Hilario Camino Moncado

This pamphlet was recently donated to ACE, with a number of related items, from the Lila Vezzola collection. Featured is an undated 29-page essay by Hilario Camino Moncado, probably published during the 1930s, when the Philippines was a colony of the United States. It claims that Philippine independence would release the U.S. from its then economic woes: Founder of the Filipino Federation of America, Inc., … Continue reading Hilario Camino Moncado

Leonard Han Brings Tai Chi to Salinas Chinatown

Leonard Han teaches Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art, in the Republic Cafe, 37 Soledad St., on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. Leonard’s discipline brings a sense of peace to the people who live in the Chinatown neighborhood, helping to ease stress and promote health. Take a moment to watch the video: As the camera moves around Leonard, … Continue reading Leonard Han Brings Tai Chi to Salinas Chinatown

Asian Cultural Experience (ACE), Salinas, in 2015

Chopsuey Republic! The Republic Cafe sign. Photo by Jean Vengua, taken right after our meeting on 1/14/2015. ACE just had its first meeting of 2015; we got caught up on the neighborhood news, and began planning our programs. This will be a year of intensive fundraising; we need electricity and plumbing for the Republic Cafe, so we can hold more events there; we also need … Continue reading Asian Cultural Experience (ACE), Salinas, in 2015