Chinatown

Nearly two dozen servers and kitchen staff at Z & Y Restaurant in Chinatown will receive settlement payments in the wake of alleged labor violations at the eatery. (Google Earth)

Chinatown restaurant to pay $1.6M to settle wage theft claims

‘Our new normal must fully embrace workers’ rights’

 

Throngs of tourists return to Fisherman’s Wharf (Benjamin Schneider / The Examiner).

On reopening day, a stark contrast in two tourist meccas

‘Today is pretty lousy, frankly’

  • Jun 15, 2021

 

Police Capt. Paul Yep speaks as police and city officials announce the opening of a new center in Chinatown to connect residents with bilingual officers at the Portsmouth Square Clubhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD opens bilingual crime reporting center in Chinatown

San Francisco police opened a new center Wednesday where Chinatown residents who…

 

Board President London Breed attends a Chinese New Year event in Chinatown on Friday Feb. 16. Mayoral candidates are vying for the backing of Chinatown's voters, but community leaders remain divided. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Chinatown remains divided on mayoral candidates as Breed gains support

“Pop, pop, pop!” echoes through Chinatown as a man stands in a…

Board President London Breed attends a Chinese New Year event in Chinatown on Friday Feb. 16. Mayoral candidates are vying for the backing of Chinatown's voters, but community leaders remain divided. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
A public education campaign is underway in San Francisco to warn

SF prosecutors warn of gold scam targeting Chinese residents

A public education campaign is underway in San Francisco to warn people…

A public education campaign is underway in San Francisco to warn
Andy Wong (center, holding the orange ball) leads the new dragon in a parade through Portsmouth Square in Chinatown on February 16, 2018. (Anna Vignet/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

New Golden Era dragon unveiled at Chinatown New Year Ceremony

Hundreds of people who gathered at Chinatown’s Portsmouth Square Friday to usher…

Andy Wong (center, holding the orange ball) leads the new dragon in a parade through Portsmouth Square in Chinatown on February 16, 2018. (Anna Vignet/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Stockton and Clay streets (Photo via Google Maps)

Senior attacked in early-morning Chinatown robbery

A 71-year-old woman was attacked during a robbery on Dec. 26, and…

Stockton and Clay streets (Photo via Google Maps)
Supervisor Aaron Peskin is facing a lone challenger, Tim Donnelly, for his District 3 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Peskin faces one challenger in quest for four-year term as supervisor

After defeating Mayor Ed Lee’s appointee to the Board of Supervisors last…

Supervisor Aaron Peskin is facing a lone challenger, Tim Donnelly, for his District 3 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Bruce Lee, right, is pictured with student Barney Scollan in Oakland, where he found more like-minded martial arts practitioners than he did in San Francisco. (Courtesy Barney Scollan)

Litquake author reveals SF legacy of martial arts master Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was known for Hong Kong moves and Hollywood glamour, but…

Bruce Lee, right, is pictured with student Barney Scollan in Oakland, where he found more like-minded martial arts practitioners than he did in San Francisco. (Courtesy Barney Scollan)
Men and women who have passed their citizenship tests and become American citizens sit in the front row during a news conference for National Citizenship Day at the Portsmouth Square Club House. (Courtesy photo)

Green card holders: Become citizens and vote

The Portsmouth Square Club House, near Chinatown, was packed with Chinese immigrants…

Men and women who have passed their citizenship tests and become American citizens sit in the front row during a news conference for National Citizenship Day at the Portsmouth Square Club House. (Courtesy photo)
Mayor Ed Lee, left, and former Mayor Willie Brown join friends, family and colleagues of Chinatown community leader Rose Pak to speak about what she meant to San Francisco during a press conference held at the Chinese Community Development Center in San Francisco's Chinatown District on Monday, following Pak’s death. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Services scheduled for Rose Pak, late SF community leader

Services for Rose Pak, one of San Francisco’s most well-known and consequential…

Mayor Ed Lee, left, and former Mayor Willie Brown join friends, family and colleagues of Chinatown community leader Rose Pak to speak about what she meant to San Francisco during a press conference held at the Chinese Community Development Center in San Francisco's Chinatown District on Monday, following Pak’s death. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Rose Pak stands greets supporters during an event celebrating her arrival from China at San Francisco International Airport Monday, May 23, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Chinatown leader Rose Pak, a ‘champion for everyone,’ dies

Longtime Chinatown community leader Rose Pak, whose influence shaped San Francisco politics…

Rose Pak stands greets supporters during an event celebrating her arrival from China at San Francisco International Airport Monday, May 23, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Rose Pak stands greets supporters during an event celebrating her arrival from China at San Francisco International Airport Monday, May 23, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Chinatown community leader Rose Pak dies

Longtime Chinatown community leader Rose Pak, whose influence shaped San Francisco politics…

Rose Pak stands greets supporters during an event celebrating her arrival from China at San Francisco International Airport Monday, May 23, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
From left, prosecutor William Frentzen, defendant Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, defense attorney Matt Dirkes and Judge Charles Breyer are pictured inside U.S. District Court on Thursday where Chow was sentenced to life without parole for charges related to murder and racketeering. (Rendering by Vicki Behringer/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow maintains innocence before receiving life sentence

A defiant and sharply-dress Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow maintained his innocence Thursday…

From left, prosecutor William Frentzen, defendant Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, defense attorney Matt Dirkes and Judge Charles Breyer are pictured inside U.S. District Court on Thursday where Chow was sentenced to life without parole for charges related to murder and racketeering. (Rendering by Vicki Behringer/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for charges related to murder and racketeering. (Jen Siska/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow sentenced to life without parole

Convicted Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, who admittedly first dabbled in…

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for charges related to murder and racketeering. (Jen Siska/S.F. Examiner file photo)
A plan to make Stockton Street car-free once the Central Subway is completed is the subject of debate within the community. (Courtesy rendering)

Pedestrian group tries to save car-free Stockton Street proposal

Politically powerful Chinatown community organizer Rose Pak put her foot down on…

A plan to make Stockton Street car-free once the Central Subway is completed is the subject of debate within the community. (Courtesy rendering)
Join Walk San Francisco on a tour of Chinatown, the most densely populated neighborhood was of Manhattan. (Anna Latino/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Navigating Chinatown’s key corridors and alleyways

It’s impossible to think about San Francisco without thinking about its iconic…

Join Walk San Francisco on a tour of Chinatown, the most densely populated neighborhood was of Manhattan. (Anna Latino/S.F. Examiner file photo)
The “Winter Walk” event aided by the SFMTA, in which Stockton Street between Market and Geary streets is accessible only to pedestrians, prompted a plan to make the car-free walkway permanent once construction of the Central Subway is complete. (Courtesy SFMTA)

Rose Pak’s opposition could slam brakes on car-free Stockton Street project

San Francisco’s preliminary plan to make part of Stockton Street a car-free…

The “Winter Walk” event aided by the SFMTA, in which Stockton Street between Market and Geary streets is accessible only to pedestrians, prompted a plan to make the car-free walkway permanent once construction of the Central Subway is complete. (Courtesy SFMTA)

Woman robbed of phone while playing Pokemon Go in Chinatown

A woman was robbed of her phone Friday evening in San Francisco's…

An effort to recall Mayor Ed Lee is underway, but Lee has plenty of backing in his corner. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Rose Pak and Chinatown interests organize against Mayor Lee recall

Radical political opposition is ramping up its effort to recall Mayor Ed…

An effort to recall Mayor Ed Lee is underway, but Lee has plenty of backing in his corner. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)