Oakland and SF communities rally for unity after attacks on Asian Americans

Community organizers in Oakland and San Francisco rallied for unity over the weekend, after a surge of violence in recent weeks against Asian Americans in the Bay Area. Oakland’s Chinatown, where Lunar New Year was being celebrated Feb. 13, has been a particular hotspot for incidents. On Jan. 31, a 91-year-old was sent to the […]

Attacks on older Asians stoke fear as Lunar New Year begins

OAKLAND, Calif.  — Police have stepped up their patrols and volunteers are increasing their street presence after several violent attacks on older Asians stoked fear in San Francisco Bay Area Chinatowns and subdued the celebratory mood leading up to Lunar New Year. City officials also have visited Chinatowns in San Francisco and Oakland this week […]

COVID-19 test site opens in Oakland Chinatown with services in 12 languages

OAKLAND, Calif. — A multicultural community COVID-19 testing site offering services in a dozen Asian languages, including Chinese, Tagalog and Mongolian, conducted its first tests in Oakland’s Chinatown on Aug. 18, community leaders said. The testing site in Madison Park at 810 Jackson St. is open to everyone whether or not someone identifies as Asian […]

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