PO Box 101268
Arlington, VA 22210
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620
Oakland, CA 94612
Astella Kung, 64, is known as the unofficial mayor of Grant Avenue, the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. A short woman who speaks in a nasally Cantonese dialect, she is the owner of Ming Kee Game Birds, a dingy shop crammed with chickens, ducks and pigeons in wire-mesh cages. Ms. Kung moved to Grant in 1971, a 24-year-old newlywed with $50 in her pocket.