Articles Archive for 20 October 2008
Business, Civic Life, Fremont »
Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Fremont, considered the “Gateway to Silicon Valley,” may be an expensive suburb, but it is also home to a hidden homeless population.
The cost of rental properties in Fremont is higher than San Francisco; the city also has a larger number of homeless children than the national average. And the recent economic downturn has caught these homeless in a painful squeeze.
Franklin Elementary is one of the few schools in Oakland where Asians – many born outside the United States – make up the largest racial group. Combined with the Latinos, the district considers half the school’s students as English Language Learners.
Civic Life »
By Casey Miner The UC Berkeley tree-sitters may have gained national notoriety for throwing feces at arborists and police, but university groundskeepers say that’s nothing new – they clean human waste from the university grounds every day.
“I would say it’s almost 20 percent of our work,” says supervisor Gary Imazumi.