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Providing the festival’s final performance, Leung’s White Crane Dragon and Lion Dance Association prepare to start a parade down Grant Ave. to celebrate the 31stannual Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown on Sept. 12, 2021. “For the past 31 years, we’ve been trying very hard to bring business back into Chinatown,” entertainment coordinator Cynthia Yeesaid in regard to the curation of the Autumn Moon Festival. (Morgan Ellis/Golden Gate Xpress)

Chinatown’s 31st annual Autumn Moon Festival returns after a year tucked away

Morgan Ellis, Staff Photographer September 13, 2021

The San Francisco Chinatown Merchants Association hosted the Autumn Moon Festival this past weekend, on Sept. 11 and 12. Spanning from cross streets Broadway to California, Grant Avenue was closed...

Ramona Arcega, daughter of Professor Michael Arcega, sits on one of the benches from the installation series titled Auspicious Clouds | Heavy Fog at Broadway near Columbus Avenue in Chinatown on Monday, Sept. 23. (Courtesy of Professor Michael Arcega)

SF State professor’s permanent art installation debuts in Chinatown

Jailene Escutia September 26, 2018

A vision that began over eight years ago by the Broadway Chinatown Streetscape Improvement to enhance pedestrian conditions along Broadway near Columbus Avenue has recently revealed a series of vibrant...

Leungs White Crane Lion and Dragon Dance team member Calvin Zhen perform a traditional Chinese drum performance at the Autumn Moon Festival on Sept. 15. The Autumn Moon Festival is held every year in San Franciscos Chinatown. (Terry Pon/Golden Gate Xpress)

Chinatown celebrates annual Autumn Moon Festival

Terry Pon September 19, 2018

San Francisco's Chinatown was filled with Cantonese opera music playing over the noise of the crowd as the smell of Chinese food, smoke bombs and the sound of lottery wheels spinning pervaded the streets. The...

SF State student enters Miss Chinatown USA pageant for second time

Angela Raiford January 31, 2012

The winner will not only win $10,000, but will ride on a float Feb. 11 during San Francisco's Chinese New Year parade, the biggest celebration outside of Asia. They will also become a goodwill ambassador...

PHOTOS: Chinese New Year brought in with a bang in Chinatown

Lisa Carmack January 24, 2012

Opportunistic pyromaniacs celebrated Chinese New Year, on the streets of Chinatown Sunday night. Resounded bangs of light,  laughter, pervasive metallic-smelling smoke and full-grown adults running to...

Forkin' Frisco: Rediscovering Chinatown

Matt Maxion January 23, 2012

Forkin' Chinatown Part visitor-pleasing tourist attraction and part mystic enclave, Chinatown is one of the densest and culturally distinct neighborhoods in the city. By weaving between locals in the...

TIME’s Most Influential, Russell Jeung

TIME’s Most Influential, Russell Jeung

Welcome to Gator Talk, a collaborative CalState podcast that brings city and statewide perspectives to SF State news. Co-host Chris Ramirez and guest host Sabita Shrestha, photo editor, sat down with...

Motorcycle enthusiasts ride out to end violence in the city

Motorcycle enthusiasts ride out to end violence in the city

Dan DeJesus and Lucky Whitburn-Thomas April 30, 2021

Local motorcyclists rode around San Francisco this weekend to raise awareness on Asian American and Pacific Islander violence as a part of a local effort called Riders Ending Violence.  Riders from...

Gator Talk Episode 12 : A conversation with Professor Mai Nhung Le on AAPI Hate

Gator Talk Episode 12 : A conversation with Professor Mai Nhung Le on AAPI Hate

Sebastian Mino-Bucheli and Sabita Shrestha April 23, 2021

Welcome to Gator Talk, a collaborative CalState podcast that brings city and statewide perspectives to SF State news. In Gator Talk’s twelfth episode, Golden Gate Xpress copy editor Sabita Shrestha...

A woman dances Kathak, a Indian classical dance. The dance was one of the activities featured during the South Asian New Year festivities. (Shinjinikulkarni / Creative Commons)

Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts its first-ever virtual South Asian New Year celebration ceremony

Jian Yang, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

Oakland Asian Cultural Center is hosting its first-ever virtual South and Southeast Asian New Year Celebration from April 12 to April 17. The virtual celebration activity includes traditional New Year...

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund columnist and former SF State Professor, Emil Guillermo sat down with Gator Talk’s host, Sebastian Miño-Bucheli to talk about the news from the Mass Shooting in Atlanta that targeted mostly AAPI people. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Golden Gate Xpress)

Gator Talk Episode 7: Mass shooting in Atlanta

Sebastian Mino-Bucheli, Visuals Editor March 19, 2021

Welcome to Gator Talk, a collaborative CalState podcast that brings city and statewide perspectives to SF State news. In Gator Talk’s seventh episode, host Sebastian invited Professor Emil Guillermo,...

Murals placed in Chinatown for solidarity after many citizens in the Asian community have
suffered from crimes against them in Oakland on February 25. Patrols have been designated around the neighborhood to keep citizens in the area safe. (Katherine
Burgos / Golden Gate Xpress)

A responsibility of standing in solidarity with AAPI communities

Sabita Shrestha, Photo Editor March 8, 2021

Ever since the beginning of the pandemic last March, anti-Asian violence has been on the rise nationwide, but the recent uptick of attacks and robberies against older Asian people in the Bay Area has gained...

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