History Tour Series: Chinatown | Oakland
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Pacific Renaissance Plaza Fountain | 9th Street & Franklin Street, Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Downtown Oakland is undergoing a renaissance (let’s not call it gentrification, just to be nice). Local residents and visitors can glimpse both today’s happening scene and landmarks from Oakland’s past during the 2011 Oakland Tours season.
There are eight different tours, each led by a volunteer guide and beginning at 10 a.m. from various starting locations depending on the itinerary.
[ RSVP — Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. ]
Today’s Tour: Oakland Chinatown
Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Tour begins at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza Fountain, 9th Street between Franklin and Webster streets.
This tour (Number 5) also meets on July 2, July 27, Aug 20, Sept 21 and Oct 15.