California Destinations

Be a BART Tourist in Berkeley

A brief train ride to brunch, soulful music, and well-crafted adult beverages. Read More »


The Encyclopedia of San Francisco Dim Sum

An alphabetized guide to help you navigate the vast wilderness of small dishes. Read More »

Where Print Rules: The Power of San Francisco's Chinese Press

Chinese-language newspapers thrive by bridging two worlds. Read More »


Who Needs a Supermarket When You Have Stockton Street?

A primer on Chinatown's main drag's chaotic and delicious food shops.  Read More »

City Life

Portsmouth Square

What's Going on at Portsmouth Square?

A guide to the many uses of Chinatown's crossroads.  Read More »

City Life

What We Were Reading While We Should Have Been Working

Your Monday afternoon lunch break link bait.  Read More »


Egg custard tart (daan tat)

The Five Pillars of Chinese Pastries and Where to Get Them

Here for the taking. Read More »

To Shoppers, with Love

A whirlwind tour of San Francisco through the eyes of a Chinese tourist.  Read More »


Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

FBI to Investigate San Francisco Sheriff's Department

Because Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi asked them to. Read More »


Peter Luong

Tea Given the Coffee Treatment

Peter Luong sells high-end tea in a snob-free zone. Read More »

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