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[20 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Chinatown author tells family stories under Exclusion Act | ]
Chinatown author tells family stories under Exclusion Act

William Wong is a renowned journalist and writer who was born and grew up in Oakland’s Chinatown. He is the author of Yellow Journalist: Dispatches from Asian America and Images of America: Oakland’s Chinatown and a co-author of Images of America: Angel Island.
510report’s Guo Shipeng interviewed him for a story on the 65th anniversary of the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act, which fell on Wednesday, December 17. Wong responded to Guo’s questions with long and interesting answers, in which he told about his parent’s hard journey for a better …

Chinatown, Featured, Immigration, Multimedia, Oakland »

[20 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Chinatown looks forward on anniversary of Exclusion Act repeal | ]
Chinatown looks forward on anniversary of Exclusion Act repeal

Special thanks to Chinese Historical Society of America for the exhibition photos. Click HERE to view the exhibition online.
By Guo Shipeng
It was a tranquil afternoon in the heart of the Oakland’s Chinatown on Wednesday, December 17.
Guan Shujuan was watching her four-year-old daughter playing around the “Junk Boat”, a replica of one used by early Chinese immigrants to sail across the Pacific and a popular play structure for kids on the Lincoln Square.
“What act? Anti-Chinese act?” the slightly built woman looked bewildered when asked if she had heard of the …

Eastlake, Featured, Immigration, Oakland »

[15 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Burmese Monk Finds Refuge in Oakland | ]

U Kovida is a 24-year-old monk living in Oakland as a refugee.  He is wanted by the Burmese military junta for leading protests in September 2007.

[audio:http://rosebud.journalism.berkeley.edu/~j200/510report/chen_monk.mp3]

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[9 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Angela Kilduff —
During the protest, Erik Eisenberg, known as “Ayr,” supported the tree-sitters and sometimes acted as spokesman for the cause. On Monday, November 17, Eisenberg hurled a steady stream of expletives at Michael Goldstein, attorney for the UC Board of Regents, and followed Goldstein down the hallway of the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse. Goldstein, accompanied by six UC Berkeley police officers, did not respond.
This scene followed a hearing for Regents vs. Galloway, the civil case filed on behalf of the Regents of the University of California by Goldstein.