Safety First: Pedestrian Safety in Chinatown

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Take a tour of the pedestrian scrambles throughout Oakland’s Chinatown

Click the image to take a look.

 

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Measure AA / YES ON AA: Community Meets Up To Discuss

The Cantonese Speaking Citizenship Academy Alumni meet once a month at the Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland Chinatown to talk about community issues in Oakland Chinatown. 

The Cantonese Speaking Citizenship Academy Alumni recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary.

Tina Diep (left) and Rebecca Tse, district attorney for Alameda County speak to the Cantonese Speaking Citizenship Academy Alumni group meeting to educate the community about Measure AA, (YES ON AA) on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland, Chinatown.  Photo by Amanda Peterson

Tina Diep (left) and Rebecca Tse, District Attorney for Alameda County speak to the Cantonese Speaking Citizenship Academy Alumni group meeting to educate the community about Measure AA, (YES ON AA) on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland, Chinatown.
Photo by Amanda Peterson

Community members of the Cantonese Speaking Citizenship Academy Alumni listen to Tina Diep and Rebecca Tse about Measure AA at a meeting held Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland, Chinatown.  Photo by Amanda Peterson

Community members of the Cantonese Speaking Citizenship Academy Alumni listen to Tina Diep and Rebecca Tse about Measure AA at a meeting held Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland, Chinatown.
Photo by Amanda Peterson

Community members of the Cantonese Speaking Citizenship Academy Alumni listen to Tina Diep and Rebecca Tse about Measure AA at a meeting held Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland, Chinatown.  Photo by Amanda Peterson

Community members of the Cantonese Speaking Citizenship Academy Alumni listen to Tina Diep and Rebecca Tse about Measure AA at a meeting held Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland, Chinatown.
Photo by Amanda Peterson

Community members of the Cantonese Speaking Citizenship Academy Alumni listen to Tina Diep and Rebecca Tse about Measure AA at a meeting held Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland, Chinatown.  Photo by Amanda Peterson

Community members of the Cantonese Speaking Citizenship Academy Alumni listen to Tina Diep and Rebecca Tse about Measure AA at a meeting held Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland, Chinatown.
Photo by Amanda Peterson

Tina Diep (left) talks with a member of the Cantonese Speaking Citizenship Academy Alumni after an informational meeting about Measure AA at the Lincoln Recreation Center on Monday, May 12, 2014 in Oakland, Chinatown.  Photo by Amanda Peterson

Tina Diep (left) talks with a member of the Cantonese Speaking Citizenship Academy Alumni after an informational meeting about Measure AA at the Lincoln Recreation Center on Monday, May 12, 2014 in Oakland, Chinatown.
Photo by Amanda Peterson

What do you know about the Oakland Police Department? Find out at the OPD Open House:

Oakland Police Department, (OPD) Building in downtown Oakland at 455 Seventh Street Oakland, Cali. Oakland Police Administration Photo by Amanda Peterson

Helpful Tips: 

OPD Non-Emergency phone number: (510) 777-3333

OPD Emergency By Cell Phone: (510) 777-3211

website: http://www.oaklandpolice.com 

Text / Email Alerts to: http://www.nixle.com and at twitter.com/oaklandpoliceca

In case of an emergency dial: 911

Remember to protect you and your cell phone. Be aware of your surroundings.

Help prevent theft.

Do not become a victim of no phone phobia.

Think twice before crossing the street while texting.

Help yourself and help others, pay attention with no distractions.

Thank you.

Take care.

Have You Registered To Vote?

If you’re not registered to vote in Alameda County don’t worry, Oakland Chinatown to the rescue.

The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs has come together to reach out to the Asian community to assist first time voters help to get registered and follow through with the voting process.

On a flyer it reads: There are more than 8,000 Asian Americans in Oakland who have not registered to vote.

Bilingual volunteers with help with the language barriers preventing many people from becoming registered voters.

The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs hosted a meeting and put up flyers on a stand sit out in front of Lincoln Recreation Center about a meeting for people interested in volunteering to help new Asian Americans get registered to vote in the Alameda County area in Oakland, Chinatown April 14, 2014 in Oakland, Cali.  (APAPA)  Photo by Amanda Peterson

The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs hosted a meeting for Voter Registration Volunteer Training and put up flyers on a stand sit out in front of Lincoln Recreation Center about a meeting for people interested in volunteering to help Asian Americans get registered to vote in the Alameda County in Oakland, Chinatown April 14, 2014 in Oakland, Cali.
(APAPA)
Photo by Amanda Peterson

Jackie Lam from Alameda County speaks to the volunteers at Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland, Chinatown April 14, 2014 in Oakland, Cali.  Photo by Amanda Peterson

Jackie Lam from Alameda County speaks to the volunteers at Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland, Chinatown April 14, 2014 in Oakland, Cali.
Photo by Amanda Peterson

Heidi Kong a community activist in Oakland, Chinatown speaks to volunteers about the steps and process of becoming a registered voter for the first time in Alameda County at a tutorial meeting at the Lincoln Recreation Center Monday, April 14, 2014 in Oakland, Cali.  Photo by Amanda Peterson

Heidi Kong a community activist in Oakland, Chinatown speaks to volunteers about the steps and process of becoming a registered voter for the first time in Alameda County at a tutorial meeting at the Lincoln Recreation Center Monday, April 14, 2014 in Oakland, Cali.
Photo by Amanda Peterson

Nancy Cheung (front) president of (APAPA) The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs group met for a dinner (once a month) and multiple birthday celebrations in a room at the Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland, Chinatown Monday, April 14, 2014 after the registered voting training meeting in the gym at the center in Oakland, Cali.  Photo by Amanda Peterson

Nancy Cheung (front) president of (APAPA) The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs group met for a dinner (once a month) and multiple birthday celebrations in a room at the Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland, Chinatown Monday, April 14, 2014 after the registered voting training meeting in the gym at the center in Oakland, Cali.
Photo by Amanda Peterson

People on the Street in Oakland Chinatown: Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian safety is a pressing issue affecting the community everyday. According to Nikole Hong from Oakland, three people were killed crossing the street in the past year in Oakland, Chinatown. Chinatown is showing their support and trying to make changes to curb these “avoidable” deaths.

 

Here’s what people on the street have to say about pedestrian safety.

Alan Andrade 26-years-old from Mexico who lives in Oakland in Jack London Square answers a question concerning pedestrian safety in Oakland, Chinatown in downtown Oakland.  Photo by Amanda Peterson

Alan Andrade 26-years-old from Mexico who lives in Oakland in Jack London Square answers a question concerning pedestrian safety in Oakland, Chinatown in downtown Oakland.
Photo by Amanda Peterson

Alan Andrade 26-years-old a resident of Oakland for two years, poses for a photo after discussing and answering issues about pedestrian safety in Oakland, Chinatown in downtown Oakland.  Photo by Amanda Peterson

Alan Andrade 26-years-old a resident of Oakland for two years, poses for a photo after discussing and answering issues about pedestrian safety in Oakland, Chinatown in downtown Oakland.
Photo by Amanda Peterson

 

 

Trina Washington from San Francisco poses for a photo after answering a question concerning pedestrian safety in Oakland, Chinatown at Lincoln Square Recreation Center in downtown Oakland. "I became more aware as a mom." Said Washington about pedestrian safety.  Photo by Amanda Peterson

Trina Washington from San Francisco poses for a photo after answering a question concerning pedestrian safety in Oakland, Chinatown at Lincoln Square Recreation Center in downtown Oakland. “I became more aware as a mom.” Said Washington about pedestrian safety.
Photo by Amanda Peterson

Trina Washington from San Francisco answers a question concerning pedestrian safety in Oakland, Chinatown at Lincoln Square Recreation Center in downtown Oakland.  Photo by Amanda Peterson

Trina Washington from San Francisco answers a question concerning pedestrian safety in Oakland, Chinatown at Lincoln Square Recreation Center in downtown Oakland.
Photo by Amanda Peterson

Clean up around Chinatown:

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Felicia Su 16-years-old participates in community service with Asian Youth Services Committee and helps pick up trash at and around Lincoln Square Recreation Center at 11th Street and Alice Street in Oakland, Chinatown.
(AYSC started in 1990)

Photo by Amanda Peterson

 

Felicia Su's T-shirt reads: Asian Youth Services Committee  (A.Y.S.C.) Photo by Amanda Peterson

Felicia Su’s T-shirt reads: Asian Youth Services Committee
(A.Y.S.C.)
Photo by Amanda Peterson

A Tour of Public Drinking Water

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Click the photo to take a tour of Oakland Chinatown’s public water fountain locations.

Thirsty? Water is free, hydrating and healthy. If you know where the public drinking fountain are.

The source of all public drinking water in Oakland’s Chinatown is from East Bay Mud (EBMUD).

Location:

East Bay Municipal Utility District 

375 11th Street Oakland, CA 94607

http://www.ebmud.com/

1-866-40-EBMUD

Oakland Chinatown: Lincoln Square Recreation Center

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Christopher Mackessy 28-years-old painting a mural at Lincoln Square Recreation Center goes to fill up his bucket with water at the nearest water fountain in the playground area of the center in Oakland Chinatown at Alice Street and 11th Street in downtown Oakland.

Photo by Amanda Peterson

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Oakland Chinatown: Chinese New Year Celebrations

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Locals in Oakland, Chinatown celebrate the Lunar New Year around the streets and stopping in shops with a person dressed in a dragon costume dancing to live music with incense and fire crackers, Sat. Feb. 8, 2014.

Photo by Amanda Peterson

Oakland Chinatown: Fountain

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Water flows out of an circular metal art fountain in the middle of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza in downtown Oakland, Chinatown at 8th Street in front of the Oakland Public Library Asian Branch.

Photo by Amanda Peterson

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