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

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 Health Services Update

Week 4, and Chinatown Health Services is doing well. Right now, we’re averaging 60 persons daily for showers and 63 persons daily for restroom use (each several times each day). In our first 19 days of service, we logged 758 showers! The Health Services Center provides relief and support for the homeless. Read “Changing lives: Chinatown Health Services Center Update” on the Dorothy’s Place website; then, give … Continue reading Chinatown Health Services Update

Dai-ichi Village Grand Opening in Salinas Chinatown

Today, ACE members attended the grand opening celebration of the Dai-ichi Village Senior Affordable Housing Development. Dai-ichi Village is located in the Japan town area of Salinas Chinatown, and is part of the 4-phase Haciendas housing development. The village consists of 41 units out of a total 190. The entire project is focused on removal and rehab of aged and deteriorated housing in Salinas, to … Continue reading Dai-ichi Village Grand Opening in Salinas Chinatown