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Civic Life, Education, Fremont »

[22 Oct 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

By Mateen Kaul
At James Bunker Elementary School, located in a quiet Newark suburb, a group of sixth graders jostle around a table preparing a poster seeking donations in pennies.

Arts & Culture, Fremont, Wild Card »

[22 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Candidates’ Pakistan Policies No Different: Pakistani-Americans | ]

By Mateen Kaul
Presidential candidates Senators Barack Obama and John McCain spent significant time in the two presidential debates discussing their potential Pakistan policies, if elected to the Oval Office. But many Pakistani-Americans see these policies as largely the same.

Berkeley, Civic Life, Crime, Education, On Campus »

[21 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Will Jason
When University of California, Berkeley junior Mariana Kayichian looked for new housing this summer, it was with safety in mind that she chose a house on Piedmont Avenue.

Chinatown, Oakland »

[21 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

By Guo Shipeng
Oakland’s Chinatown held its latest monthly crime-prevention meeting on Wednesday evening (Oct 15), in which police briefed some 80 residents present about a recent burglary and once again urged them to shake off the habit of not reporting crime cases.

Arts & Culture, Faces & Places, Fremont, Multimedia, Niles »

[21 Oct 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Audio and Photos by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Ed Frakes has been painting for over 50 years. Now 71, Frakes describes his life as an artist and explains the meaning behind some of his paintings in this audio slideshow.

Business, Civic Life, Fremont »

[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.

Chinatown »

[19 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Chinatown’s Red Beans set to shine in Canton opera gathering | ]

By Guo Shipeng
Four of the Oakland Chinatown’s best Cantonese Opera performers will make their debut in November on the prestigious stages of Canton, the art’s birthplace in south China, in recognition of their artistic achievements.

Arts & Culture, Faces & Places, Fremont, Niles »

[19 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Etch-a-Sketch Art is Not Just for Children | ]

Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Since the age of 14, when he first picked up a guitar, Michael McNevin knew he wanted to be a musician. During his career, this singer-songwriter has opened for artists such as Johnny Cash and Richie Havens and produced four albums. But McNevin’s music is not his only form of artistic expression. When he’s not busy writing songs, he’s drawing detailed scenes of the events he sings about on…an Etch-a-Sketch.