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‘Someone that looks like them’: Underprivileged SF Chinatown children treated to free ‘Shang-Chi’ screening

San Francisco Chinatown children

Community organizers treated hundreds of underprivileged children in San Francisco’s Chinatown to a free screening of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” over the weekend.

An afternoon at the movies: On Sunday, event organizers bought out the Presidio Theater in the Marina, allowing some 200 children to watch the latest Marvel Studios hit, reported NBC Bay Area.

Hate crime charges dropped against man accused of yelling racial slur during assault on Chinatown leader

Chinatown leader attacker gets hate crime charge dropped

A man who allegedly yelled anti-Asian slurs while attacking an elderly community leader in Oakland’s Chinatown is no longer facing hate crime charges.

What happened: James Lee Ramsey, 25, is accused of assaulting Carl Chan, 62, in the 400 block of 8th St. on April 29. According to Chan, Ramsey yelled “F*ck you Chinatown!” and “F*ck you Chinaman!” before striking him in the back of his head.

Vicha Ratanapakdee, Face of Stop Asian Hate, gets a new mural in San Francisco Chinatown

A new mural honors Vicha Ratanapakdee in San Francisco's Chinatown.

A new mural honoring Vicha Ratanapakdee, the elderly Thai immigrant who was killed after being pushed to the ground earlier this year, was unveiled in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Sunday.

The incident: Ratanapakdee, 84, was walking along Anza Vista and Fortuna Avenues on Jan. 28 when a teenager shoved him for no apparent reason. The attack, which occurred in broad daylight, was captured on surveillance video.

Man accused of ‘cowardly’ attack on Oakland Chinatown leader headed for trial

Carl Chan, president of Oakland’s Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, was allegedly attacked by James Lee Ramsey on April 29, 2021.

A man charged with a hate crime over an alleged attack against Oakland Chinatown leader Carl Chan is reportedly heading for trial on Aug. 30.

The allegation: James Lee Ramsey, 25, is accused of assaulting Chan, 62, in the 400 block of 8th St. on April 29. The incident allegedly occurred while the president of Oakland’s Chinatown Chamber of Commerce was on his way to visit another elderly Asian victim.

Newsom deploys CHP officers in Oakland after urging of Chinatown leader

Gavin Newsom approves CHP patrolling Oakland

Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers to join police forces in Oakland to combat a rise in violent crimes, many of which have targeted Asian Americans in the streets of Chinatown.

Background: Newsom’s order on Wednesday came after Mayor Libby Schaaf sent a formal request for CHP support in Oakland’s commercial corridors and International Boulevard. That request came after Chinatown leaders — led by Carl Chan, president of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce — called on Newsom to declare a state of emergency in the city.

‘Enough is enough’: Oakland Chinatown leader calls on Newsom to declare state of emergency over string of violent crimes

Chinatown leader, Carl Chan, speaking

A community leader in Oakland’s Chinatown has urged Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a local state of emergency to help end violence in the neighborhood and across the city.

Background: The Chinatown has suffered a series of violent crimes in recent months, many of which targeted Asian Americans. As recently as Saturday, a daylight robbery near the corner of 8th and Franklin Streets left a Good Samaritan with gunshot wounds.

Oakland Chinatown suffers 2 robberies in 2 days, bystander who intervenes is pistol-whipped

A street in Oakland, Calif.’s Chinatown saw two robberies in two consecutive days last week, stoking fears in a community that has suffered anti-Asian attacks for months.

July 15: The first incident, on the 200 block of 9th Street, occurred at 3:15 p.m. on July 15. Two male suspects targeted an Asian man in his 50s who was walking with a cane.

GoFundMe Set for SF Chinatown Restaurant Vandalized TWICE in Three Days

A dim sum restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown has fallen victim to two incidents of vandalism in a span of three days, raising costs for a business that has already been struggling to recover from COVID-19 losses.

What happened: Dim Sum Corner, located at the corner of Grant Avenue and California Street, was attacked twice last week — first last Thursday and again last Saturday. Both incidents were caught on surveillance videos.