Good afternoon!

We are getting to you late, but the day has been full.

The Lunar New Year brings friends and family together and this year, travel to China has picked up, making the remaining Chinatown travel agencies feel lucky indeed. Incredible that the pandemic wiped out so many of the 38 former agencies.

Marta writes about the launch of Braids of Innocence, a CD from the Iranian in exile Mahsa Vahdat, at the former Socialist Party Hall in the Mission.

And, meet Alfred Palma of X-Press prints. For breakfast, Maria suggests trying Breakfast Little.



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The Iranian revolution comes to the Mission 

Mahsa Vahdat, an Iranian artist, who lives in exile in Berkeley, presented her new album at the former Socialist Party Hall.

Breakfast Little – a not-so-little start to your day!

The genius of BL, I think, is the inclusion of potatoes in the burritos instead of rice.  But not just any potatoes; no, these tubers are TATER TOTS. 

People We Meet: Alfred Palma of X-Press Prints

My grandfather “taught me everything I know and then some… I actually started off in his shop… on the lowest rung of the ladder,” said Palma

Lunar New Year offers new hope for beleaguered Chinatown travel agents

The 38 agencies that once lined the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown have dwindled to 12, but with the New Year and the end of China’s quarantine policy on Jan. 8,  a new vigor has crept back in.


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By Michael Santiago

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