Tag: San Francisco Chinatown

  • Townhall with Police Chief Scott & DA Jenkins gets testy in SF Chinatown

    Townhall with Police Chief Scott & DA Jenkins gets testy in SF Chinatown

    By Randall Yip, AsAmNews Executive Editor Dozens of people including scores of elders packed a town hall meeting in San Francisco’s Chinatown Tuesday night to discuss recent attacks on Asian seniors. San Francisco Police Chief William Scott and newly-appointed District Attorney Brooke Jenkins reassured the audience they will send a message to criminals that attacks […]

  • SF Police Chief & DA to attend town hall on anti-Asian violence

    SF Police Chief & DA to attend  town hall on anti-Asian violence

    By Randall Yip, AsAmNews Executive Editor Just days after several hundred people rallied in San Francisco demanding greater action to stop anti-Asian violence, Police Chief Bill Scott and newly appointed district attorney Brooke Jenkins agreed to attend a town hall to address the issue, according to rally organizers. “The SF Police Chief & DA have met our demand for a noquestions barred town hall next Tuesday,” Justin Zhu, founder of Stand with […]

  • Good Samaritan steps in to stop anti-Asian attack in SF Chinatown

    Good Samaritan steps in to stop anti-Asian attack in SF Chinatown

    A San Francisco man is being called a hero after bear-hugging a suspect in an attack on an elderly Asian man in Chinatown until police arrived to make an arrest. NBC Bay Area reports that Mark Darren Stallcup ran from his Chinatown apartment after he saw the man beating up a senior citizen in the […]

  • Op Ed: The Zhang Clan’s 5 generations of the American dream

    Op Ed: The Zhang Clan’s 5 generations of the American dream

    By Raymond Douglas Chong, AsAmNews Staff Writer The American Dream We are all Americans, within our minds, within our souls, within our hearts. We are the dreamers, for a better tomorrow, in our America. In 1931, James Truslow Adams, an American historian, wrote these insightful words: The American Dream is that dream of a land […]

  • San Francisco Chinatown restaurant struggles to deal with vandalism

    San Francisco Chinatown restaurant struggles to deal with vandalism

    A Chinese restaurant located in San Francisco’s Chinatown is reeling from multiple vandalism incidents that both physically and financially damaged its business. Dim Sum Corner, according to CBS San Francisco, has suffered multiple attacks in the past year. Two have come in the past week: on Thursday, a man attempted to hit one of its […]

  • Jesse Jackson comes to SF to speak out against anti-Asian hate

    Jesse Jackson comes to SF to speak out against anti-Asian hate

    By Louis Chan, AsAmNews National Correspondent Civil rights leader and former Presidential candidate Jesse Jackson visited San Francisco Chinatown Wednesday to denounce anti-Asian hate. The founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition attended a Solidarity in the Struggle Dinner-from Vincent Chin to George Floyd. Some 300 mostly Asian Americans attended the dinner at Chinatown’s Far East […]

  • Witnesses come to rescue of SFPD Officer under attack

    Witnesses come to rescue of SFPD Officer under attack

    A San Francisco police officer is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after several witnesses jumped in to pull a suspect off her, reports NBC Bay Area. “We’ve seen a rise in violent attacks by homeless individuals, including attacks on police officers,” San Francisco POA officials said in a tweet. “We are deeply grateful to these citizens […]

  • Historic Far East Cafe to stay open with city, community help

    Historic Far East Cafe to stay open with city, community help

    Photo via Tripadvisor by Gordon M. A little over two months after it first announced its closure, Far East Cafe opened its doors for the first time in 2021 earlier this week, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The 100-year-old restaurant plans to operate at 25 percent capacity for its indoor dining alongside outdoor dining and […]

  • Chinese American historian and author Judy Yung passes away

    Chinese American historian and author Judy Yung passes away

    East West Newspaper profiled its former editor, Judy Yung, in 1976. Image from UC Berkeley Chinese American historian, author and professor Judy Yung has passed away at the age of 74, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.  Yung grew up in San Francisco Chinatown and worked as a librarian at the San Francisco Public Library’s […]

  • Christmas cheer missing for Chinatown businesses in 2020

    Christmas cheer missing for Chinatown businesses in 2020

    Photo by Shmuel Spiegelman via Wikimedia Creative Commons The usual hustle and bustle on Christmas gave way to a quiet winter day in Chinatowns from New York to San Francisco Friday. “It’s def a change to see Chinatown go from people everywhere to having no one here,” said Nicholas Yu to ABC7 in San Francisco. […]