Contested Memories of Place: Representations of Salinas’ Chinatown

As we enter planning stages for the revitalization of Chinatown–not for the first time–it may be useful to remember and think about the history of this neighborhood as well as its future. Continue reading Contested Memories of Place: Representations of Salinas’ Chinatown

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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

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