Portsmouth Square

Alleged Portsmouth Square stabber charged with attempted murder

A 29-year-old San Francisco woman has been charged with attempted murder for…

 

Yong Soo Lee, 87, is consoled during a Board of Supervisors meeting last week regarding a "comfort women" memorial. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supes support ‘comfort women’ memorial in San Francisco

San Francisco should become the first major U.S. city to install a…

 

Yong Soo Lee, 87, of Korea, is consoled during a Board of Supervisors meeting about the “comfort women” memorial. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Plans for SF ‘comfort women’ memorial move closer to reality

After a more than three hour committee hearing Thursday, a resolution advanced…

 

Yong Soo Lee, left, a “comfort woman” survivor, receives a commendation from Supervisor Eric Mar at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Korean ‘comfort woman’ survivor appeals to San Francisco for a memorial

Yong Soo Lee, an 87-year-old “comfort woman” survivor, flew into San Francisco…

Yong Soo Lee, left, a “comfort woman” survivor, receives a commendation from Supervisor Eric Mar at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A bronze statue of a young Korean girl in Central Park in Glendale, Calif. to honor so-called "comfort women" from World War II on Monday, March 31, 2014.  (Nick Ut/AP)

Supervisors’ support of a ‘comfort women’ memorial in San Francisco sparks debate

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors often stirs up local controversy, but in…

A bronze statue of a young Korean girl in Central Park in Glendale, Calif. to honor so-called "comfort women" from World War II on Monday, March 31, 2014.  (Nick Ut/AP)
A stroll down to Musee Mechanique at Fisherman's Wharf features long-ago refugees from the now defunct Playland at the Beach.. (Eric Risberg/2012 AP)

Finding unchanged San Francisco spots for a ‘gentrification oasis’

Sometimes, you just have to reconnect. I was reminded of this a…

A stroll down to Musee Mechanique at Fisherman's Wharf features long-ago refugees from the now defunct Playland at the Beach.. (Eric Risberg/2012 AP)
On Friday, July 31, 2015 the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco unveiled a public art installation by artist Beili Liu, of 50,000 mylar "bricks" which were hot glued to the existing bricks of San Francisco's Portsmouth Square Sky Bridge, the finale for the Central Subway Temporary Art Project. Dancers and community leaders gathered to kick off the installation which is scheduled to be on the bridge through the end of August, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

“Sky Bridge” art installation unveiled

On Friday, July 31, 2015 the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco…

On Friday, July 31, 2015 the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco unveiled a public art installation by artist Beili Liu, of 50,000 mylar "bricks" which were hot glued to the existing bricks of San Francisco's Portsmouth Square Sky Bridge, the finale for the Central Subway Temporary Art Project. Dancers and community leaders gathered to kick off the installation which is scheduled to be on the bridge through the end of August, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Michael Ares/Special to The S.F. ExaminerPedestrians rest and take photographs on the Portsmouth Square Bridge on Monday.

Portsmouth Square bridge to get artistic facelift

While Chinatown is often stereotyped as a destination for cheap touristy goods,…

Michael Ares/Special to The S.F. ExaminerPedestrians rest and take photographs on the Portsmouth Square Bridge on Monday.
SF Examiner file photoPerformers are shown in Portsmouth Square.

Chinatown opera musicians seek solution to repeated citations

The ongoing drama of Chinese opera singers and musicians performing without permits…

SF Examiner file photoPerformers are shown in Portsmouth Square.
Courtesy of Recreation and Park DepartmentRevamped toilets

Revamped toilets to open at Portsmouth Square

During Saturday's Chinese New Year Parade, Chinatown power broker Rose Pak promised…

Courtesy of Recreation and Park DepartmentRevamped toilets
Mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerMabel Teng

How the Chinese Culture Foundation ended up in the Hilton Hotel

Across Portsmouth Square, linked by a pedestrian bridge, the 27-story Hilton San…

Mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerMabel Teng
Getty Images file photo | Clip artA man was assaulted with a baseball bat while he slept in a city park.

Man arrested in baseball bat assault in Portsmouth Square

A man was arrested after he reportedly assaulted a man sleeping in…

Getty Images file photo | Clip artA man was assaulted with a baseball bat while he slept in a city park.