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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...

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)

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...

A float from the Chinese New Year parade from 2019. San Francisco's Chinese Chamber of Commerce announced its decision to hold festivities through a livestream in October. (David Yu / Creative Commons)

Chinese New Year parade goes remote

Dan DeJesus, Staff Reporter February 22, 2021

Organizers for San Francisco's annual Chinese New Year’s parade moved the festivities to a television only broadcast this past weekend in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  This year's parade...

A woman shops in a stall of red and gold decoration items in Oakland, CA., on February 8, 2021, in preparation for the Lunar New Year. (Sabita Shrestha / 
 Golden Gate Xpress)

Attacks on elderly Asian Americans surge in the Bay Area during the festive season

Sabita Shrestha, Copy Editor February 12, 2021

Stores in Chinatown are crammed with roadside stalls of red and gold decorations, mandarins and tangerines, dried ingredients and flowers; the festival is around the corner. The 15-day celebration of the...

Russell Jeung, Asian American Studies professor at SF State, is  the co-creator of the Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate project. Since the spread of the virus, 2,583 hate incidents directed at Asian Americans across the country have been reported. (Sean Reyes / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State professor fights back against COVID-related Asian discrimination

Michael Montalvo November 27, 2020

For SF State Asian American Studies professor Russell Jeung and his wife, dealing with anti-Asian discrimination during the pandemic has become the norm. Jeung recalled when he was coughed on and felt...

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

shaylyn martos, Malakai Wade, and Whitney Papalii February 28, 2020

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...

Lunar New Year brings tradition to SF State

Lunar New Year brings tradition to SF State

Pamela Estrada, Staff reporter February 11, 2020

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....

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.

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

Ali Lee February 25, 2019

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...

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)

The sago continues: best Asian dessert cafes in San Francisco

Madison Van Every April 18, 2018

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...

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