‘Someone that looks like them’: Underprivileged SF Chinatown children treated to free ‘Shang-Chi’ screening
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.
Hate crime charges dropped against man accused of yelling racial slur during assault on Chinatown leader
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Two people were rushed to the hospital following a robbery-turned-shooting in one of Oakland Chinatown’s busiest shopping areas.
What happened: A pair of robbers wearing ski masks jumped out of a vehicle in the middle of the day to grab the purses of two women near the corner of Franklin St. and 8th, according to ABC7 News.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with colored surveillance images of the suspect and information on Leland Yu’s Run for Chinatown.
A 68-year-old Asian American woman who fell to the ground after being punched out of the blue in New York City is doing better since the incident, her son tells NextShark.
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.
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.
Fashion Designer Prabal Gurung Responds to Backlash Over Photoshopped NY Chinatown Mural for Lenape People
Prabal Gurung, a New York-based Nepalese fashion designer, ignited backlash for photoshopping an AAPI-Indigenous solidarity mural in Chinatown for his new Resort 2022 collection.
The controversy: Gurung showcased the new dresses in his collection last week, Vogue reported.
A man who “specializes in killing Asian people” was arrested after attacking an Asian female police officer in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Friday.
What happened: The man came for the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) officer when she tried to detain him for his alleged claim.