An ensemble of elderly Chinese musicians that entertains Chinatown neighbors with violins, dulcimers and butterfly harps had a physical altercation with a city employee who tried to shut the group down for performing without a permit this week.
The performers range in age from their 50s to 70s and number up to 20. For the past two years, they have played their amplified wind and string instruments at Portsmouth Square on weekends. Read More
Each day, Muni’s 30-Stockton bus carries more than 22,000 passengers, providing a crucial public transportation option for residents in San Francisco’s northern neighborhoods.And it is my personal nemesis. Read More
Not more than a month in office and Mayor Ed Lee is set to have his face painted on a mural in the heart of Chinatown.And who says he’s not a rock star? Read More
Two San Francisco supervisors will visit a Chinatown restaurant Thursday that they extol as a model of The City’s recycling and composting program.District 3 Supervisor David Chiu and District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu will join San Francisco Department of the Environment Director Melanie Nutter at the Far East Cafe at 631 Grant Ave. at 11:30 a.m. Read More
Residents living in one of San Francisco’s oldest housing projects will soon have more energy-efficient units, estimated to reduce utility bills and save The City more than $60 million over the next two decades.
On Friday, the San Francisco Housing Authority will celebrate the groundbreaking on energy-saving improvements to half of the 428 units in the Ping Yuen housing projects, located in the heart of Chinatown. Read More
A busy gas station south of Market Street where motorists fill up tanks before hitting Interstate 80 could be demolished for a new light-rail station.
The 76 station — the only gas outlet directly between Market Street and the Fourth Street onramp to the Bay Bridge — and a Chinatown building packed with shops and residents are among the properties that could be affected by construction of the Central Subway. Read More
A large Chinese philharmonic ensemble that serenades the public in the afternoon at a major intersection connecting Chinatown and North Beach is vulnerable to a police crackdown. Read More
Residents in Chinatown and Nob Hill might have missed their alarm clocks this morning because underground equipment failure caused a power outage in the area.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. reported that 1,133 customers lost power around 6:45 a.m.
About 1,100 were restored an hour later and the rest would probably be restored by 12:30 p.m., PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said. Read More
Despite efforts in recent years to exile rodents taking up residence in Chinatown, local leaders say the hairy creatures continue to thrive.
“They go everywhere,” said Angela Chu, the community organizing manager for the Chinatown Community Development Center. “There are places where people see the rodent problem all the time.” Read More