Celebration

Chinese New Year, L.A. style

Photo essay by Judy Sisneros

(Clockwise from top) A Chinese dragon makes its usual appearance during the Chinese New Year jubilee that took place Los Angeles’ Chinatown on Saturday, Feb. 12; children react as a dragon goes by; Mayor James Hahn (center) waves at the crowd; a group of women play instruments as they parade down Hill Street in Chinatown.