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This page is for material removed from the article Chinatown, Oakland, California.

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Landmarks and architecture[edit]

National Register of Historic Places -

  • Madison Park Apartments (98 family units), 100 9th Street. 1982-04-01 1982002164 The Classic Colonial Revival-style was the largest wood structure west of the Mississippi at the time it was built in 1908. The five-story apartment building, severely damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, was saved from demolition by the nonprofit East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation. The repair, restoration and seismic and code upgrades of the affordable housing project were completed by Asian Neighborhood Design[1] on a very restricted budget in 1995. The restoration project won the Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation; of particular merit to the judges was the meticulous restoration of the distinctive "clinker brick" wainscoting on the exterior.

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Entire section reads like directory. Both conventional Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine with acupuncture and herbology are found in Chinatown.

Asian Health Services is a community health center (Federally Qualified Health Center) serving the local immigrant community. Its staff is bilingual or multilingual in nine different languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Cambodian, Lao, and Mien.

Asian Community Mental Health Services The core competencies of its staff reflect a wide spectrum of age groups, immigrant/refugee cultural status and language fluency in 13 Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) languages/dialects: Cambodian, Cantonese, Japanese, Khmu, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Malay, Mien, Tagalog, Thai, Toishan, and Vietnamese.

Asian Pacific Psychological Services. A community-based mental health agency that provides linguistically and culturally competent mental health services to the Asian Pacific community, particularly immigrant and refugee families. The APPS Family Violence Management and Prevention Program focuses on the following components: prevention and education (through counseling and education for children and youth); and services for survivors (crisis intervention, individual and family therapy, medication treatment, case management). (Languages: Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Mien, Tagalog and Vietnamese.)

Asian Outreach Program Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Chinese American Physicians' Society (CAPS)

Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences - Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The teaching clinic is a clinical program of Traditional Chinese Medicine that is open to the public, provides high quality care at low cost, and offers a complete alternative medicine service to the community.

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center - A Community Center for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Services in 20 languages including: Chinese, Hawaiian, Hindi, Ilokano, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Malay, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese and Visayan. website

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) is a national association representing community health organizations dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders within the United States. website

Social services[edit]

Entire section reads like directory. Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program, and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Family Bridges, formerly Oakland Chinese Community Council

Wa Sung Community Service Club and Wa Sung Charity Fund. Funds for community services are derived from fund raising projects including the annual Easter Pancake Breakfast, the East Bay Community Directory, A Chef's Delight (food & wine event), and from direct donations.

Salvation Army Chinatown Corps Community Center, 380 - 11th Street, Older Adult Services, Worship Center, and Youth Services. Adult Rehabilitation Center, 601 Webster Street. Korean Corps Community Center, 1601 6th Avenue. Older Adult Services and Worship Center. Thrift Store, 601 Webster Street.

International Institute of the East Bay - Provides essential social and legal services to immigrant and refugee communities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, and resources and referral services for immigrant battered women.

Shimtuh - Korean Community Center of the East Bay - Shimtuh’s helpline provides the Korean American community with referrals for shelter, legal help, and professional counseling, assistance with social service benefits. (Language: Korean)

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Oakland Unified School District Adult Schools

  • Pleasant Valley Adult School offers classes in Chinatown at Chinese Presbyterian Church 265 - 8th Street, Hong Lok Senior Center - 275 - 7th Street, J.L. Richards Terrace - 250 East 12th Street, Noble Tower Apartments 1515 Lakeside Drive, Vietnamese Senior Seton Center 211 B. Foothill Blvd. Classes for Frail Older Adults are at Hong Fook Adult Day Health Center.
  • Neighborhood Centers Adult School, 750 International Boulevard, offers a GED program (info). There are also English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in Chinatown.


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National Landmarks in Alameda County Sequenced By City and Address

Parks, gardens, and other recreational sites[edit]

Lincoln Square Recreation Center[2] City of Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation. [2] [3] [4]

Lincoln Square has a junk boat play structure built in 1969.

Oakland Chinatown Chinese Garden at Harrison Railroad Park, 275 Seventh Street. photos

Madison Square and Lake Merritt BART Station park, Madison at 8th Street - site of early morning Tai Chi Chuan and other exercise programs. photos


OaklandNet/Opportunities: Development Opportunities: Retail: Downtown: Chinatown background information about business in Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, 388 9th Street Suite 258

Korean Chamber of Commerce

Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce, 412 8th Street, #D

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) is a community economic development organization dedicated to the betterment of the East Bay community, particularly the low-income and Asian and Pacific Islander population, through development of physical, human and economic assets for individuals and community organizations.

In 2001 there were approximately ninety garment-factories (sometimes referred to as sewing sweatshops) in Oakland, many in or near Chinatown. By 2004, many have closed with the work being done overseas.

Sweatshop Activists Follow the Money New legislation attempts to make garment manufacturers responsible for workers' pay.


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Thematic map of Oakland showing Asian population.

See Chinatown Community Information Book 2001, Alameda County Public Health Department.

US Census facts

Community centers and organizations[edit]

Chinese American Citizens Alliance

Oakland Chinese Community Center

Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA) Works primarily with low income Asian immigrant women employed as seamstresses, hotel room cleaners, nursing home aides, and electronics assemblers in the Bay Area and Santa Clara county. Seeks to empower women by helping them to exercise their rights and develop the skills necessary to advocate for justice and dignity in their lives and workplaces.

Filipinos for Affirmative Action

Asian Pacific Environmental Network seeks to empower low-income Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities to achieve environmental and social justice.

Oakland Consolidated Chinese Associations, an umbrella group for twelve family associations: Bing Kong Tong Association, Zhong Shan Doo Tao Association, Chung Shan Family Association, Gee How Oak Tin Association, Toi Shan Benevolent Association, Lee Family Benevolent Association, Loong Kong Tien Yee Association, Soo Yuen Benevolent Association, Tai Land Lim's Family Association, Toishan Association, Wong Family Association, Wu Yi Friendship Association

Vietnamese American Cultural & Educational Association of the Bay Area

Korean Community Center of the East Bay

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (formerly Nihonmachi Legal Outreach), is a non-profit law firm that focuses on family law; immigration; and domestic violence, particularly elder abuse. It has a domestic violence prevention program for API youth. Serves the Greater Bay Area with offices in San Francisco and Oakland in more than a dozen languages and dialects including Cantonese, Chiu-Chow, Hindi, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Urdu, and Vietnamese. website

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Oakland Asian Cultural Center[3]

Asia Pacific Cultural Quagmire February 6, 2002

Museum and art[edit]

The Asian Resources Gallery is located in the hallway of the Asian Resources Center at 308 8th Street.

The Oakland Asian Cultural Center at 388 9th Street, Ste 290, includes a Permanent Exhibit of Oakland's 19th Century San Pablo Avenue Chinatown. Current Exhibit is Costumes of Kathak: The Classical Dance of North India from May to November 2005. Monday through Friday 10am -5pm, Saturdays 11am - 4pm.

The Oakland Museum of California is located at 10th & Oak Streets at the south portion of Chinatown.

Flo Oy Wong - Gallery - Drawings - Oakland Chinatown Series 1983- 1991

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Friends of Asian Library Year of the Monkey 2004

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Chinatown Pioneers

Hall of Pioneers Gallery, Oakland Chinatown Chinese Garden, 275 Seventh St., Oakland. Open Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm, no charge.

Exhibit of "local individuals who helped to establish Oakland's Chinatown or who made major contributions to the Chinese people in America"; selected by the Oakland Chinese History Research Committee.