Posts Tagged ‘Chinese New Year’

Mayor Schaaf on a tour through Chinatown

Mayor Libby Schaaf is delivering a "certificate of recognition" to the members of the Gee How Oak Tin Association.

On Saturday morning, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf visited the Loong Kong Tien Yee Association, a Chinese family association based in Chinatown. “Happy new year, good to see you all!” the mayor said to the members of the association. “Welcome, welcome!” the members responded, shaking hands with her one by one. It was her first stop…

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Annual Lunar New Year Bazaar held in Oakland’s Chinatown

Shoppers ask a good luck charms vendor about her merchandise in Oakland Chinatown on Saturday. Photo by Katherine Wei.

It was a rainy week, and people were itching to head outdoors by the time Saturday rolled around. Many found themselves drawn to the hubbub at the center of Oakland Chinatown, where the annual Lunar New Year Bazaar was held. Offered two weeks shy of Chinese New Year, the street fair is meant to usher in the popular holiday as Chinese American families began their preparations.

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