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SF State professor’s permanent art installation debuts in Chinatown

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)

Jailene Escutia
September 26, 2018
Filed under Featured, Latest, News

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 benches designed by SF State Fine Arts Professor Michael Arcega. As part of a community beautifi...

Chinatown celebrates annual Autumn Moon Festival

Leung's 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 Francisco's Chinatown. (Terry Pon/Golden Gate Xpress)

Terry Pon
September 19, 2018
Filed under Featured, Life

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 2018 Autumn Moon Festival, held on Sept. 15 and 16, invited people from all over the Bay Area f...

SF State student enters Miss Chinatown USA pageant for second time

Angela Raiford
January 31, 2012
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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 for the Chinese community throughout the Year of the Dragon. Continuing an established tradition in ...

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

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

Lisa Carmack
January 24, 2012
Filed under Life

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 avoid debris from crackers and M-180s were all signs of the celebration. "The action really starts at ...

Forkin' Frisco: Rediscovering Chinatown

Matt Maxion
January 23, 2012
Filed under Life

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 neighborhood’s clogged side-streets, you'll discover a neighborhood ingrained with rich history and ...

The Happy Hour Podcast Episode 2: FREE TULIPS IN UNION SQUARE

The logo for The Happy Hour: A palate cleansing podcast

shaylyn martos, Malakai Wade, and Whitney Papalii
February 28, 2020
Filed under City, Multimedia, Podcasts, Uncategorized

Welcome back to The Happy Hour: A palate cleansing podcast! For Episode 2 hosts Malakai Wade (@malakaiwade) and shaylyn martos (@shaylynmartos) share only the best news stories for the past two weeks. Join us this week as we talk about Keanu Reeves, tulips and Marsha P. Johnson, as well as bringing our wonderful guest, Golden Gate Xpress ...

Lunar New Year brings tradition to SF State

Lunar New Year brings tradition to SF State

Pamela Estrada, Staff reporter
February 11, 2020
Filed under Opinion

Red dragons, fireworks and lanterns decorate the celebration along with images of the assigned zodiac animal, the rat. The Lunar New Year started on Jan. 25 and celebrations continue through Feb. 8. It is common to celebrate this holiday within a two-week span. In the 1980s Howard Li arrived in B...

Chinese Flagship Program at SF State Celebrates the Year of the Pig

Mei Kelly, a Chinese flagship major, paints a papier-mache pig that's being used as a table center piece for the Chinese New Year Celebration in the humanities building on Feb. 20, 2019.

Ali Lee
February 25, 2019
Filed under Life, News

A variety of performances, cultural workshops and traditional Chinese New Year foods filled the Student Life Event Center on Friday evening as students and faculty celebrated the Year of the Pig. The Chinese New Year Celebration was hosted by the Chinese Flagship program of SF State and began at 4:...

The sago continues: best Asian dessert cafes in San Francisco

A bowl of coconut milk sago with black rice from Golden Island Cafe in the Sunset District on Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018. (Oscar Rendon/GoldenGateXpress)

Madison Van Every
April 18, 2018
Filed under Life

Sago is a semi-sweet dessert that can be eaten cold or warmed up, making it a perfect selection for any weather. Throughout San Francisco, small Asian cafes harbor the delicious yet relatively unknown dessert. According to a study done by the Department of Biosource Production Science at Ehime University,...

The fashions of Chinese New Year

Katelyn Luong, left, and Jacob Luong, right, walk hand in hand with their parents through Chinatown as the city begins to prepare for the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade on Saturday Feb. 24, 2018 in San Francisco. (David Rodriguez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Kemi Ike
February 28, 2018
Filed under News

Along with constant celebrations, such as big family dinners, parades, lighting firecrackers and handing out money in red envelopes during one of the most celebrated times of the year in Chinese culture, men and women dress in their most vibrant Chinese New Year garments to accentuate the beauty of thi...

Students struggle to find the time for the Lunar New Year

Students struggle to find the time for the Lunar New Year

Darrin Baluyot
February 16, 2018
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Over a quarter of the world’s population is celebrating Lunar New Year today, or what is also called the Spring Festival in many other countries including: Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Thirty-five percent of San Francisco’s total population is made up of people from Asian backgrounds...

Remembering Chinese exclusion leads to call for American inclusion

Norman Fong addresses the crowd on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Chinatown's Portsmouth Square.(Courtesy of Darrin Baluyot)

Darrin Baluyot
May 10, 2017
Filed under News

The Chinese for Affirmative Action organization housed a rally at Portsmouth Square Saturday to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act and to protest the recent travel ban and anti-immigrant policies. Approximately 800 people attended the “The Rally for Inclusion,” acco...

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