Salinas Chinatown Block Party: Images and Signs

It was wonderful to see many people attending the Chinatown block party. There was lots of great music, booths with free food, clothing, and services to help people transition into housing. Here are some photos of the party as a whole. Thanks again to the City of Salinas, all the different organizations, churches, CSUMB, musicians, and individuals who organized this event and made it successful. … Continue reading Salinas Chinatown Block Party: Images and Signs

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

Chinatown Revitalization Tour with MIG

On December 5, the City of Salinas kicked off the Chinatown Revitalization planning project by giving MIG–its new lead consultant–a tour of the neighborhood and a visit with key stakeholders. You can read a copy of the MIG proposal for Salinas Chinatown Revitalization here. The tour began and ended at the new Chinatown Health Center, and in between it covered the Haciendas developments, Dai-Ichi Village, Salinas Buddhist … Continue reading Chinatown Revitalization Tour with MIG

Meditation in Salinas Chinatown

The Buddhist Temple of Salinas offers a meditation class: Meditation Experience class: Rev. Orai Fujikawa, resident minister of Buddhist Temple of Salinas, has established a Nembutsu Meditation program for the people in Salinas. This practice has been gaining professional interest in many areas of medical application. Recent publication in the main stream Journal of American Medical Association underscores the seriousness of this interest, and helps … Continue reading Meditation in Salinas Chinatown