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[4 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Fremont’s Muslims Back Obama | ]

Multimedia by Mateen Kaul and Tyler Sipe
 
Fremont’s large American-Muslim population was united behind Democratic candidate Barack Obama for the presidential election. 
Muslim voters said they were backing Obama largely because they thought he would do a better job than Republican rival John McCain in tackling the country’s economic problems.
But they also felt President Obama would be better for their countries of origin, such as Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the international community in general.

Arts & Culture, Berkeley, Faces & Places, Southside »

[4 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Berkeley is Abuzz for Obama | ]

By Angela Kilduff
Halloween festivities combined with election-day fervor at “Abuzz for Obama” on Friday night. Berkeley resident and artist Stacey Moss celebrates Halloween each year with a candy corn-themed fête. For this, the seventh annual get-together, she transformed candy corn cutouts into honeybees abuzz for presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Arts & Culture, Business, Wild Card »

[4 Nov 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Photos and Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Robert Wesner, 39, sat hunched over his sewing machine, his waist-long hair pulled back in a half ponytail, while a topless woman laced up a leather corset behind him. Wesner, owner of Leather Mystics, began stitching together his sixth leather choker of the night. Laughing, he said that he never would have believed this is where his life would end up: “It’s not like you grow up thinking, ‘Geez, I think I’ll be a bondage leather specialist.”

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

[4 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Preserving the Niles Canyon Railway | ]

Photos and Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Since 1961, the mission of the all-volunteer Pacific Locomotive Association (PLA) has been to operate a working railroad museum that preserves the physical aspects and atmosphere of Pacific Coast railroading from 1910 to 1960. Starting in 1984, the organization opened the Niles Canyon Railway as a living history museum.

Arts & Culture, Civic Life, Oakland »

[4 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Election Day in Downtown Oakland: Enthusiasm and Enterprise | ]

Story by Angela Kilduff and photos by Casey Miner
Even before the polls closed on November 4, excitement – mixed with a bit of anxiety – permeated the streets of downtown Oakland.