Chinatown Neighborhood Association

Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong (Laurent Fievet)

Judge Upholds California’s Ban On Shark Fins

U.S. District Judge William Orrick said Tuesday that the law applies equally throughout the state and rejected arguments that the ban unfairly targeted the Chinese community. The Chinatown Neighborhood Association filed a lawsuit in 2011.

03/25/2014

Trays filled with shark fins are displayed at a store in Chinatown on August 24, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Shark Fin Ban Opponents Pleased By Support From Feds

California’s shark fin ban faces a legal challenge by the Chinatown Neighborhood Association and Asian Americans for Political Advancement.

08/13/2013

People watch a traditional lion dance in front of a bank on the first day of Chinese New Year on January 29, 2006 in Chinatown, San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story: Concerns In SF Chinatown Over Immigration Reform

A coalition of local organizations have aligned themselves against a part of the federal immigration reform proposal that would change the existing family reunion program.

05/30/2013

Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong (Laurent Fievet)

Asian-American Groups Sue Over California Shark Fin Ban

Two Asian-American groups have challenged the state’s shark fin ban in a federal lawsuit in San Francisco, claiming it discriminates against Chinese Americans because it blocks cultural uses of shark fin soup.

07/20/2012

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