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Fremont, Multimedia »

[5 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on VIDEO: Bay Area Vigil for Victims of Mumbai Attacks | ]

Video by Tyler Sipe
Hundreds attended a candle light vigil at the Milpitas India Community Center to honor the victims of last week’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.

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

[5 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Fremont Store Shows Music is Still a Wise Investment | ]

By Linsay Rousseau Burnett
In these grim economic times, chain stores and online retail companies still pose an increasing threat to small businesses. Linsay Rousseau Burnett brings us this report from one small Fremont business that has been a mainstay in the community for the past 47 years and remains full of life. Click to listen.

You can view an interactive multimedia collage of the Allegro Music Store by clicking here.
Check out Allegro’s website: www.allegromusic.net

Berkeley, On Campus »

[5 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: UC Berkeley’s Green Bike Share | ]

Reporter Casey Miner visits the students running UC Berkeley’s Green Bike Share bike rental program. Click to listen.

Arts & Culture, Centerville, Fremont, Immigration, Multimedia »

[5 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Multimedia: Afghan Treasures Come to the Bay Area | ]

By Karen Weise  —
In a room twinkling with thousand of small gold pieces, the message behind the Asian Art Museum’s exhibit “Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul” was unmistakable.
“A nation stays alive when its culture stays alive,” the final wall of the exhibit read.
For Dr. Mohammad “Mo” Qayoumi, president of California State University East Bay and the first Afghan president of a major U.S. university, that statement could not be more true.
Qayoumi said aside from the beauty and importance of the artifacts themselves, the dramatic story of safekeeping …

Arts & Culture, Chinatown, Immigration, Multimedia »

[4 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Chinatown’s Red Beans back from Canton opera show | ]

By Guo Shipeng
More than 30 members of the Chinatown’s Red Bean Cantonese Opera House came home safely last week after attending the 5th International Cantonese Opera Festival in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, which is formerly known as Canton. 

Eastlake, Education, Immigration, Oakland »

[3 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Adelaide Chen
Financial setbacks and anticipated cuts in public education have impacted at least one community program in Oakland.  A volunteer-run Vietnamese language school has raised tuition and decreased teacher stipends in order to pay $7000 to $8000 in janitorial fees for the first time.

On Campus »

[3 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on At the Anniversary of Sproul Hall Sit-In, Perspectives on Activism and Obama | ]

By Angela Kilduff  —
Forty-four years ago, in the early hours of a late fall morning morning, police officers arrested nearly 800 students, ending an historic sit-in at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Hall. It was a turning point in the Free Speech Movement (FSM) and led to the university lifting a ban on on-campus political organizing. The leaders of the FSM made their mark on history and left a legacy of activism at UC Berkeley.
This anniversary this year coincides with another historic turning point, the election of Barack Obama as President. His …

Fremont, Immigration »

[3 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Running on Empty | ]

By Mateen Kaul  —
Fremont – These are tough times for Rahim Aurang. After working for many years with a staff of helpers to aid thousands of newcomers to the United States settle in the Bay Area, he now sits alone in his office in Fremont.
Lack of funding means Aurang, an Afghan-American, cannot afford to draw a salary for himself, let alone a staff. The services of his non-profit agency, the Bay Area Immigrant and Refugee Services, are also severely curtailed.

Berkeley, Civic Life, On Campus »

[3 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Protesters seek return of Indian remains | ]

Click to hear an audio report from Will Jason about a fight to reclaim Indian remains on display at a Berkeley museum 

Fremont, Mission San Jose, Multimedia »

[3 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Religions Mix at Thanksgiving Service | ]

By Mateen Kaul  —
Representatives of all of Fremont’s major faiths — with one notable exception — gathered at St Joseph’s Parish on Monday for a Thanksgiving service celebrating the religious diversity in the Tri-City area.