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Topic: Chinatown, Oakland, California

  Oakland Chinatown History Overview
Chinese came to Oakland in significant numbers in the 1850s, after gold was discovered near Sacramento in 1848.
The Oakland Chinese population grew 37.5 percent to 5,500 in the 1940s.
Traditional Chinatown’s resurgence and the creation of a new Asian district east of Lake Merritt are attributable in part to a Southeast Asian influx.
www.oaklandchinatownhistory.org /chinatown.html   (1045 words)

  Chinatown, Oakland, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oakland Chinatown was economically stagnant for many years, especially after multigenerational Chinatown residents began heading to the suburbs in the late 1960s.
Chinatown is located in Downtown between Broadway to the west, Interstate 880 to the south, Oak Street and Laney College to the east, and 12th Street to the north.
Oakland Asian Students Educational Services (OASES) is a non-profit organization that coordinates over 400 volunteers from UC Berkeley on an annual basis to provide individualized academic support and enrichment programs for Oakland's Chinatown youth in grades 1-12.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinatown,_Oakland   (3910 words)

 Oakland, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oakland, founded in 1852, is a major American city on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California in the United States.
Oakland is the county seat of Alameda County.
In late 1996, Oakland was the center of a controversy surrounding Ebonics, an ethnolect the outgoing Oakland Unified School District board voted to recognize on December 18.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oakland,_California   (3948 words)

 California @ WestCoastRoads - Interstate 880
California 92 crosses the San Francisco Bay near its widest point via the San Mateo Bridge, connecting Hayward in the east with San Mateo in the west.
California 262 is in Fremont and remains a divided highway for its entire short length.
Santa Clara County Route G4 is the San Tomas Expressway from California 17 Exit 23 north to U.S. 101 Exit 392 and the Montague Expressway from U.S. 101 Exit 392 east to Interstate 680 Exit 6.
www.westcoastroads.com /california/i-880_ca.html   (2357 words)

 Oakland travel guide - Wikitravel
Oakland [1] is a city in the Bay Area of California in the United States of America.
Oakland is above all a sprawling city of contrasts -- from the hard-pressed, working-class neighborhoods of West Oakland, to the affluent hillside retreats the Oakland Hills.
Oakland is served by the regional rail system Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the nationwide, long-distance rail service Amtrak, with the Bay Area's largest Amtrak station located in the neighboring city of Emeryville.
wikitravel.org /en/Oakland   (5196 words)

 Oakland Real Estate Agents, Oakland Homes For Sale, REALTORS and Oakland
Oakland is geographically so large that the residential neighborhoods are divided into six different sub categories ranging from Downtown Oakland to West Oakland.
Oakland is a rapidly changing city primarily due to its size and the diversity of it's neighborhoods.
Oakland is one of the largest and most populated cities in the Bay Area and is one of the most ethnically and economically diverse populations in Northern California.
www.homegain.com /local_real_estate/CA/oakland.html   (698 words)

 Oakland Tours and Attractions
Oakland's gateway to the wonders of the universe is an 86,000-square-foot sci-fi playland operating one of the largest public telescopes in the United States, a space flight simulator, the Megadome theatre, and a 250-seat Plantarium.
Oakland's Lake Merritt is alive with the amorous sights and sounds of Italy.
Oakland is home to the largest saltwater lake in the United States, Lake Merritt.
www.oakland.com /attractions   (1020 words)

 Things Are Looking Up for Oakland (California Job Journal)
Oakland, California's eighth-largest city, is truly on the rise.
Oakland is poised for a dramatic economic and cultural renaissance, thanks in part to major improvements to its infrastructure, linking it more closely to its more prosperous neighbors.
The Oakland Coliseum is at the heart of another area abuzz with the promise of new jobs and prosperity.
www.jobjournal.com /article_printer.asp?artid=35   (900 words)

 News & Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Oakland ~ Luck lined the streets of Chinatown on Saturday in the form of tangerine trees and bamboo plants for sale during the lively district's weekend festival leading up to the New Year.
Cindy Fong even hopped across the Bay from San Francisco to be at the Oakland event, mainly because her son was performing in a kung fu demonstration.
She said she is happy to see Oakland promote its cozy Chinatown with festivals such as this weekend's event.
www.oaklandnet.com /parks/news/012803a.asp   (391 words)

 OPL Wins California Stories Award
OAKLAND, CA - The Oakland Public Library is pleased to announce receipt of a California Council for Humanities California Stories: California Story Fund Award for an oral history project on the pre-World War II generation of Oakland Chinese Americans.
He will also be making public presentations of his findings at Oakland Public Library facilities later next year in consultation with Dr. Judy Yung, American Studies professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and two community historians, Janet Lem and Darlene Lee, also natives of Oakland's Chinatown.
The "Reclaimed Stories: Chinatown, Oakland CA" is made possible, in part, by a grant from the California Council of the Humanities as part of the Council's statewide California Stories Initiative.
www.oaklandlibrary.org /PR/pr081904calStories.html   (463 words)

 VIA Online: Oakland, California: A Weekend Getaway
But the most stunning example of Oakland architecture may be the gilded, mosaicked, and ornamented Paramount Theatre, which still hosts such big-name entertainers as James Brown and Ray Charles.
The waterfront south of Chinatown is where local boy Jack London once boozed and brawled before setting out on the exploits that inspired The Call of the Wild.
To the east, Oakland's residential area gives way to slopes dotted with redwoods and the oak trees that gave the city its name.
www.viamagazine.com /weekenders/oakland00.asp   (1175 words)

 News and Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Oakland ~ Chinatown is almost always crowded, but this weekend the district is chock-full of people, food, novelty booths, entertainers, children's activities and celebrity chefs.
The annual Oakland Chinatown StreetFest returns with more than 300 vendors, covering 10 city blocks and it's bigger and better than ever, organizers said.
Other vendors are spread out along the festival route, covering the core of Chinatown bound by Broadway and Harrison Streets, and Seventh and 11th streets.
www.oaklandnet.com /parks/news/082703d.asp   (464 words)

 Oakland, California's Improving Climate for Job Seekers and Employers
This is a tale of two cities —; the Oakland you thought you knew, and the new Oakland: vibrant and artistic, inviting and growing, unique among its Bay Area neighbors.
The Oakland Coliseum is at the heart of another area abuzz with the promise of new jobs and prsoperity.
Oakland is clearly a city on the rise.
www.craigspeaks.com /Oakland.html   (1352 words)

 Prints Old & Rare - California page
This color lithograph from a California state atlas shows two views of Sonoma County:land and sawmill owned by the Meeker Bros.Company and the Residence of William Howard, Howard Summit.The left hand border of print has been archivally repaired.
Hand colored engraving from Harper’s Weekly, 1888, titled "Grape and Hop Culture in California." Contains an inset bird’s eye view of the city of San Rafael, as well as views of the grape and hop fields in the area.
The map is titled, " Bodega Bay, California, From a Trigonometrical Survey under the direction of A. Bache, Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States, Date of first publication 1864".
www.printsoldandrare.com /california   (2829 words)

 Oakland Ticket Broker - Oakland Events, Oakland Venues, Oakland Concert Schedules
Oakland, founded in 1852, is a city on the east side (aka East Bay) of San Francisco Bay in Northern California in the United States.
Oakland is the county seat of Alameda County.
The USS Potomac, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidential yacht, is berthed in Oakland.
www.ticketspecialists.com /cities/oakland_city.htm   (511 words)

 Oakland California | Hotels | Oakland Real Estate | Restaurants
Executive Inns along the Oakland shore are perfect for business travelers while tourists visiting Oakland will find both luxury boutique hotels featuring work from famous designers and more affordable accommodations ranging from the hotels near the Oakland Airport and contemporary hotels near Oakland's vibrant downtown.
Historic Jack London Square, the centerpiece of Oakland's revitalized waterfront with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes, easily ranks as Oakland's most popular attraction, but there are also plenty of other attractions to spark the imagination.
Oakland has one of the largest populations of artists per capita in the Bay Area.
www.oakland.com   (973 words)

 Chinatown | Inteview with Felicia Lowe
I knew that San Francisco's Chinatown was called 'dai fau," which means "big city." As a child, I remember, it was big, exciting, and yes, it was inscrutable.
So Chinatown became the fortress, its own world - the people re-created their own American within those crowded blocks where there was no choice but to survive on their own.
Lowe: San Francisco's Chinatown was the first foothold of Chinese in the United States and still a cultural touchstone.
www.pbs.org /kqed/chinatown/ctinterview.html   (738 words)

 Oakland Hotels - Oakland CA Hotels
Founded in 1852, Oakland is the eighth-largest city in California and the county seat of Alameda County.
Oakland city is a key cultural and educational center, hosting many prestigious universities and schools like the California College of the Arts or the Pacific Oaks College, as well as some of the nation’s most important museums and theaters such as the renowned Oakland Museum of California or the Paramount Theater.
The Executive Inn is located on a harbor in the heart of Oakland city, approximately five minutes away from the Oakland International Airport, close to Alameda’s tech parks and restaurants of Jack London Square.
www.oaklandhotelsinfo.com   (591 words)

 AsianWeek: Oakland Chinatown Enjoying Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Oakland’s Chinatown, the city’s third largest shopping area in terms of sales tax revenue, hopes that a planned business-hotel complex will help it hold on to its attraction amid growing competition from suburban Asian-themed malls and superstores.
The city’s Community and Economic Development Agency has worked with the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and other community groups to make sure that the neighborhood, settled more than a century ago by immigrant miners, continues its upward track after the citywide malaise of the ‘80s and early ‘90s.
“Unlike Chinatowns across the U.S., which are usually located in the worst part of cities and are not easy to find, Oakland Chinatown has accessibility and visibility,” she said.
www.asianweek.com /090299/bay_oaklandchinatown.html   (567 words)

 DestinationPartners.com - Oakland, California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A stroll through Chinatown or Old Oakland brings the city's cultural history to life.
Ranked second only to Manhattan for the number of artists per capita, Oakland boasts world-class symphony and ballet companies, the esteemed Oakland Museum, and myriad local dance and theater groups.
Oakland is nestled between San Francisco, California's wine country and Silicon Valley which makes it an ideal destination for the business traveler as well as the family vacationer.
www.destinationpartners.com /oakland.htm   (351 words)

 Flo Oy Wong
Born and raised in Oakland California’s Chinatown, Wong has received numerous awards for her work, including a 1995 President’s Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art, a 2002 Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) Award, and a 2001 Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) Award.
The KSW and AIISF Awards were bestowed on Wong for her commitment and creativity in telling the stories of Angel Island detainees from 1910 – 1950 in the landmark exhibition entitled made in USA: Angel Island Shhh.
In 2002, Wong received a California Civil Liberties Public Education Program Grant, in collaboration with the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, to create the exhibition entitled 1942: Luggage From Home To Camp, a project that uses the suitcase as a symbol of the internment experience.
www.flomenhaftgallery.com /artists/flo_oy_wong_artist_page.htm   (390 words)

 The Cop:
A decade later, he was promoted to sergeant and placed in charge of the seven-member gang unit that monitors Oakland's 42 known gangs.
Bogged down by many other areas the unit must accomplish including gathering as much intelligence on all the criminal groups found in Oakland, continuing a partnership with merchants and community leaders in the areas they serve and prepping other police officers who must patrol gang neighborhoods, very little time is left over for prevention.
He wasn't on the job very long when he arrested three juveniles in connection with an extortion plot on several Chinatown merchants who were being forced to pay $50 a week in exchange for "protection" from the youths.
journalism.berkeley.edu /projects/juvenile/structure/cop.html   (599 words)

 Chinatown, Oakland 1869   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Chinese Americans were among the city's residents when Oakland became a city in 1852, and would remain its largest racial minority for most of the next century.
The completion of the railroad in 1869 brought a new influx of men to Oakland looking for ways to earn a living.
A large and bustling Chinatown emerged in the heart of downtown Oakland, where exclusionary laws passed in the first decades of California statehood required Chinese Americans to live.
www.oaklandlibrary.org /AboutOakland/OaklandHistoryPhotos/Chinatown.htm   (77 words)

 Amazon.com: Oakland's Chinatown (Images of America: California) (Images of America): Books: William Wong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Although important images emanate from public collections including the Oakland Museum of California and the Oakland Public Library, most of the priceless historic photos in this volume are drawn from the private collections of dozens of families and Chinatown-based organizations.
Chinese lived in different parts of Oakland from the 1850s to the 1870s, when the corner of Eighth and Webster Streets became the center of Chinatown.
This book nicely covers the history of Chinatown in Oakland, California through rare photographs from the turn of the century to more recent photos depicting individuals and life in one of our country's more important and vibrant Chinatowns.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0738529257?v=glance   (924 words)

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