As cable cars rumble up California Street and Chinese grandmothers haggle with shopkeepers, two stone lions at the base of the Dragon  . . .

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When the Chinese arrived in masse to the US in the mid 1800's, they pioneered communities in large cities. Where they secured employment. Today New York, Los Angeles, Oakland . . .

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Twilight in Chinatown. While tourists retreat to hotel rooms to conclude the day, grandmothers bundled in fleece jackets and Converse tennis shoes stream out of apartments . . .

Chinese new year

Kung Fu Troupes. Ribbon dancers. And dragons, lots of dragons. Over one hundred costume-studded entries queue up on Market Street for the largest new year parade outside of Asia . . .

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