Baldwin Chiu & Larissa Lam Documenting Underrepresented Family Stories” workshop at RootsTech!

PBS showing of Far East Deep South

May 3, 2021

Time is to be determined.

Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam had over 1,300 people watch their “Documenting Underrepresented Family Stories” workshop at RootsTech! If you missed it, watch it here.

Baldwin and Larissa offer suggestions for researching, documenting family history, and include available resources.

View the CHSA recorded American Chinese Restaurants program

If you missed the CHSA American Chinese Restaurants! program live, the recording is now available! Click here to watch!

Please support CHSA and your local Chinatowns. Please send local resources to CHSA so we can add them to our resources toolkit.

We hope you can join CHSA for our next program, Ching Ling Foo: America’s First Chinese Superstar! Sat, March 20, 2021 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

Chien-Shiung Wu Commemorative Forever® Stamp First

Thank you for your interest in the virtual First Day of Issue Ceremony for the Chien-Shiung Wu Commemorative Forever® Stamp. This virtual ceremony will be carried on the Postal Service’s social media channels, Facebook and Twitter. The USPS video is longer available.

Do click on the start triangle to view a video about Chien-Shiung Wu video below.

Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) was a Chinese immigrant who became a nuclear physicist in an almost entirely male-dominated field in the 1950s. She worked with Oppenheimer and Fermi on the Manhattan Project, helping develop the method for separating nonfissionable uranium 238 from fissionable U-235—the bomb’s key fuel. Her experiment on the non-conservation of parity disproved a fundamental law of physics that had been considered incontrovertible for 30 years. The male theoretical physicists she worked with were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1957, but she did not get the award this time, nor for earlier work on Beta decay that was also considered Nobel-worthy. She was awarded the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics in 1978. Her expertise in experimental physics evoked comparisons to Marie Curie. She’s one of only two individuals being honored with stamps this year, and in a year that the USPS is honoring Asian-American achievement. The art for her stamp was done by Asian-American painter Kam Mak.

Send Comments Now: Blue & Gold Fleet Request to Permanently Stop Ferry Service (SF-Angel Island & SF-Tiburon) PUC is scheduled to make their decision soon

Urgent share with your friend, family, and other contacts and ask them to email or write. I called the number below and the representative is not picking up messages. Send emails or write comments.

To write a public opinion (see below instructions), email ( public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov), or call the CA PUC (telephone at 1-866-849-8390) to not allow Blue and Gold Fleet to stop their ferry service between San Francisco and Angel Island.  If this ferry service is allowed to stop service, visitors will only be able to get to Angel Island from Tiburon, which means  added cost and time to get to Tiburon.  As a senior citizen this has a negative impact and makes Angel Island less accessible.  

Please note there are two Proceeding Numbers –

San Francisco – Angel Island State Park Ferry 2009004 

San Francisco – Tiburon Ferry 2009005

Please read the following directions first. If I knew how to make submitting public comments easier, I would have. This is my fifth attempt.

Sorry, you need to remember 200, 900, and 4 to make public comments about San Francisco – Angel Island State Park Ferry Service

Click the blue Click here to write your public comment online button below

After Proceeding Number Search enter 2009004

Click the Search button

Click on the left A2009004 ACTIVE

Click on the upper right tab Public Comments

To make a public comment about San Francisco – Angel Island State Park Ferry Service

Sorry, you need to remember 200, 900, and 5 to make a public comment about San Francisco – Tiburon Ferry Service

Follow the above directions.

Click the button below to write your public comment online.

Email: public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov

Please reference Application A.20-09-004 and A.20-09-005 in your communication.

Phone: 1-866-849-8390

Mail: CPUC Transportation Licensing and Analysis Branch, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

Please reference Application A.20-09-004 and A.20-09-005 in your communication.

Public comments should be made immediately, because I understand these two proposals will be reviewed by the CPUC this coming week.

Updated: 12/10/2020 The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing the matter has not issued a scoping memo setting the timeline for the application.  The ALJ required Blue and Gold to post public notice at their docks for 30 days and the 30 days has only just started.  The PUC will write instructions about what your options are to submit comments and ways to participate,

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation December 2020 E-News

It has come to our attention that the Blue and Gold Fleet has submitted a request to permanently stop their ferry service between San Francisco and Angel Island as well as between San Francisco and Tiburon. This would mean that the only way to get to Angel Island would be to drive to Tiburon and take the Angel Island Ferry. At AIISF, we are concerned that without any direct ferry service from San Francisco to Angel Island, visitation to the island (when it is safe to do so) will drop dramatically and will negatively impact preservation and education efforts. It is estimated that half the visitors who go to Angel Island have taken the Blue and Gold Ferry. The CA Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to make their decision in the coming week.


If you would like to submit a public comment to CA Public Utilities Commission about this, you can do so at:

Click the button below to write your public comment online.

Please note there are two Proceeding Numbers –  A2009004 and A2009005. Do not include spaces or hyphens.

Email: public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov

Phone: 1-866-849-8390

Please reference Application A.20-09-004 and A.20-09-005 in your communication.

Mail: CPUC Transportation Licensing and Analysis Branch, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

Please reference Application A.20-09-004 and A.20-09-005 in your communication.

Thank you

Oakland Chinatown Today, Oakland Chinatown Tomorrow

Oakland Asian Cultural Center is very grateful to our event partner, Eastwind Books, for collaborating with us to present the 2nd event in our 2-year humanities program series, “Community Voices to Empower Change”.

The Oakland Chinatown Today, Oakland Chinatown Tomorrow panel was on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

You can view the recording below or here: https://youtu.be/FOkWPqJfnNc

Many resources were shared in the chat by panelists and audience members during our event (listed in the order of posting). 

– William Gee Wong’s Oakland Chinatown book available at Eastwind

– Asian Health Services (AHS)

– Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) (IG: @apen4ej)

– Chinatown Improvement

-Displacement Strategies Document

– East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC)

– Eastwind Books of Berkeley (IG: @eastwindbooks)

– Friends of Lincoln Square Park

– Good Good Eatz

– National CAPACD

– National CAPACD’s AAPI Anti

– Oakland Asian Cultural Center (IG: @oaklandasiancc)

– Oakland Chinatown Coalition

– Story of Oakland Chinatown dentist whose grandfather made aviation history

– Ted Dang: twd113@aol.com

If you would like a copy of the chat transcript, it is available upon request at programs@oacc.cc.

Thank you again for your support and we hope to see you again at a future OACC event.  

OACC Programs

– A performance by the first Chinese orchestra created in Oakland Chinatown