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[20 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Fremont Homeless Families are Struggling | ]

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.

Eastlake, Education, Oakland »

[20 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on After-School Program Helps Franklin Elementary Succeed | ]

Adelaide Chen
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 »

[20 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

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.