Chinatown, Oakland

What is Chinatown, Oakland known for?


822

. Oakland Fire Department, Engine Company No. 12 is located at 822 Alice Street at 9th Street. Oakland Fire Department: Home Fire engine (Fire apparatus) 2552 is assigned to this fire station. The citizens of Oakland and the Oakland Fire Department will remember the service and sacrifice of Oakland Engine Company No. 12. Hoseman Tracy Toomey who died in the line of duty on January 10, 1999 in a 2 story building collapse


national historical

The '''Lake Merritt''' Bay Area Rapid Transit station (metro station) is located in Downtown Oakland on Oak Street near Lake Merritt, Chinatown (Chinatown, Oakland), Laney College and the Oakland Museum (Oakland Museum of California). This station consists of an underground island platform. When compared to the more well-known Chinatowns of Oakland (Chinatown, Oakland) and San Francisco (Chinatown, San Francisco) in California and Vancouver, British Columbia (Chinatown, Vancouver), Portland's Chinatown is smaller and less active. It has more than two dozen Chinese-owned businesses, including restaurants such as Good Taste which serves Cantonese (Cantonese cuisine) noodle soups and barbecued meats, gift and import shops, club houses, an herbal medicine store and an Asian food market.


traditional arts

* History of the Chinese Americans in San Francisco *Jack London Square *Lakeside Apartments District (Lakeside Apartments District, Oakland, California) *Oakland City Center *Old Oakland References Books * Bagwell, Beth (1994). ''Oakland, the Story of a City''. ISBN 0-9640087-1-8 (HC) or ISBN 0-9640087-0-X (PB) * Collins, Willie R. (Ed.) (1994). ''Chinese traditional arts and folklore in Oakland''. City of Oakland Cultural Arts Division's Traditional Arts Program. * Ma


historic part

Cantonese and increasingly by Mandarin in both older and newer Chinese communities alike, across the country. In some metropolitan areas with large Chinese populations, separate neighborhoods and enclaves segregated by the primary language or dialect spoken have begun to arise. For example, in New York City, Cantonese still predominates in the older historic part of Chinatown (Chinatown, Manhattan) in Manhattan, surrounding Canal Street and west of the Bowery, while the newer Chinatowns


large quot

of Oakland Chinatown. Japantown Atlas. Accessed 2010-08-14. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, all Japanese Americans were sent to internment (Japanese American internment) camps. The Masuda family had posted a large "I Am An American" sign outside their Oakland grocery store, Wanto Company, at 8th and Franklin streets which was photographed by Dorothea Lange. "I Am An American" photo


providing water

State Park In 1868, Chinese laborers built the Temescal (Lake Temescal) Dam in Oakland providing water for the East Bay as well as the Lake Chabot Dam in 1874-75. They worked in canneries, cotton mills and fuse and explosive factories as well as farms. In the 1880s, discriminatory laws made it difficult for Chinese immigrants to own land or even find work. They found work as laundry workers, cook (Cook (profession))s, gardeners, houseboys, or as vegetable peddlers. The Chinese Exclusion Act (Chinese Exclusion Act (United States)) severely limited the further immigration of Chinese. By 1900, the Chinese in Oakland numbered less than 1,000. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire destroyed most of San Francisco's Chinatown and more than 4,000 Chinese survivors found refuge in Oakland. Even while San Francisco Chinatown was rebuilding, many stayed in Oakland, bringing the Chinatown population to about 2,500. Because of immigration restrictions barring Chinese women and children, a bachelor society was created. In the 1920s, Oakland Chinatown grew from 10th Street to the waterfront from Broadway to Harrison. Even until 1940, the Chinatown population grew only to about 3,000. With the United States involvement in World War II and the fact that China was an ally, the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed in 1943, however the immigration quota was maintained at 105 immigrants per year. The '''Lake Merritt''' Bay Area Rapid Transit station (metro station) is located in Downtown Oakland on Oak Street near Lake Merritt, Chinatown (Chinatown, Oakland), Laney College and the Oakland Museum (Oakland Museum of California). This station consists of an underground island platform. When compared to the more well-known Chinatowns of Oakland (Chinatown, Oakland) and San Francisco (Chinatown, San Francisco) in California and Vancouver, British Columbia (Chinatown, Vancouver), Portland's Chinatown is smaller and less active. It has more than two dozen Chinese-owned businesses, including restaurants such as Good Taste which serves Cantonese (Cantonese cuisine) noodle soups and barbecued meats, gift and import shops, club houses, an herbal medicine store and an Asian food market.


history historical

Missionary Society of the Pacific Coast in San Francisco. In the early days, the Chinese Methodist Church held worship service and Sunday School. Then to serve the needs of the growing Chinese community, an English school for immigrants, and a Chinese school for the American-born Chinese also operated. The early days


created paintings

, yoga instructor *Amy Tan, author *Dong Kingman (1911–2000), watercolorist, created paintings for ''Flower Drum Song'' and ''The World of Suzie Wong'' *Dr. Charles Goodall Lee (1881–1973), dentist, first licensed Chinese dentist who financed the lodge building of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance in Oakland *Lew Hing (1858–1934), tycoon, founded successful cannery building an empire in banking, shipping, and real estate *Frank Chin, writer * March Fong Eu


diverse population

the Vietnam War. Many Asian languages and dialects can be heard in Chinatown due to its diverse population. Chinatown is located in downtown Oakland, with its center at 8th Street and Webster Street. Its northern edge is 12th Street, and its southern edge is Interstate 880 (located approximately at 6th Street). It stretches from Broadway on the west to the southern tip of Lake Merritt in the east. Oakland's Chinatown, like many other Chinatowns, appears to be experiencing a prolonged recession, with significantly declining business activity, forcing community planners to consider a significant move towards gentrification (with higher-priced development). The '''Lake Merritt''' Bay Area Rapid Transit station (metro station) is located in Downtown Oakland on Oak Street near Lake Merritt, Chinatown (Chinatown, Oakland), Laney College and the Oakland Museum (Oakland Museum of California). This station consists of an underground island platform. When compared to the more well-known Chinatowns of Oakland (Chinatown, Oakland) and San Francisco (Chinatown, San Francisco) in California and Vancouver, British Columbia (Chinatown, Vancouver), Portland's Chinatown is smaller and less active. It has more than two dozen Chinese-owned businesses, including restaurants such as Good Taste which serves Cantonese (Cantonese cuisine) noodle soups and barbecued meats, gift and import shops, club houses, an herbal medicine store and an Asian food market.


cultural arts

* History of the Chinese Americans in San Francisco *Jack London Square *Lakeside Apartments District (Lakeside Apartments District, Oakland, California) *Oakland City Center *Old Oakland References Books * Bagwell, Beth (1994). ''Oakland, the Story of a City''. ISBN 0-9640087-1-8 (HC) or ISBN 0-9640087-0-X (PB) * Collins, Willie R. (Ed.) (1994). ''Chinese traditional arts and folklore in Oakland''. City of Oakland Cultural Arts Division's Traditional Arts Program. * Ma

Chinatown, Oakland

The '''Chinatown''' neighborhood in Oakland, California, is a pan-Asian neighborhood which reflects Oakland's diverse Asian American community. It is frequently referred to as "'''Oakland Chinatown'''" in order to distinguish it from nearby San Francisco's Chinatown (Chinatown, San Francisco). It lies at an elevation of 39 feet (12 m).

Chinese (Chinese American) were the first Asians to arrive in Oakland in the 1850s, followed by Japanese (Japanese Americans) in the 1890s, Korean (Korean Americans)s in the 1900s, and Filipino (Filipino American)s in the 1930s and 1940s. Southeast Asians began arriving in the 1970s during the Vietnam War. Many Asian languages and dialects can be heard in Chinatown due to its diverse population.

Chinatown is located in downtown Oakland, with its center at 8th Street and Webster Street. Its northern edge is 12th Street, and its southern edge is Interstate 880 (located approximately at 6th Street). It stretches from Broadway on the west to the southern tip of Lake Merritt in the east.

Oakland's Chinatown, like many other Chinatowns, appears to be experiencing a prolonged recession, with significantly declining business activity, forcing community planners to consider a significant move towards gentrification (with higher-priced development).

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