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[8 Jan 2009 | Comments Off on Demo Over BART Shooting Turns Violent | ]
Demo Over BART Shooting Turns Violent

By Anna McCarthy
A peaceful demonstration over the recent fatal shooting by a BART police officer escalated into violence last night in downtown Oakland
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Fruitvale BART station at 3 p.m .Wednesday to protest the death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, a Hayward resident shot by the BART officer, 27-year-old Johannes Mehserle, in the early morning hours of January 1 on the Fruitvale BART station platform in front of dozens of witnesses.  Since the incident occurred, cell phone footage of the shooting, available on the Internet and other …

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[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 …

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

[8 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

By Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Take a stroll through the Allegro Music Store and it’s rich history. Hover your mouse over the collage to scroll right and left or grab the scroll bar at the bottom. Pressing the play button in the bottom left hand corner will scroll the collage automatically. Click on the audio icon in the bottom right hand corner and press the play button to listen to the song “Training Day,” by the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, in the background as you explore the collage. Alto saxophonist Gabe Eaton …

Arts & Culture, Chinatown, Immigration, Multimedia »

[7 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Chinatown taps its youth for Cantonese Opera talents | ]

By Guo Shipeng
Cantonese Opera is probably the most common subtype of Chinese opera in the United States.  In the Bay Area, it is popular among first-generation Chinese immigrants, people at least in their 40s, if not older. But in recent years the Red Bean Cantonese Opera House in Oakland’s Chinatown has been trying to introduce the traditional art to the community’s American-born youth. 
Its youth troupe has trained dozens of “little Red Beans” so far, who have performed in its annual full productions in the summer. 
It is no small achievement and …

Civic Life, Fremont, Multimedia, Wild Card »

[5 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Candle-light Vigil for Mumbai Massacre Victims | ]

By Mateen Kaul —
The Indian community gathered in large numbers at the Milpitas Indian Community Center on Thursday, December 4, to remember the victims of the militant attacks in Mumbai.
CLICK TO LISTEN
[audio:http://rosebud.journalism.berkeley.edu/~j200/510report/mumbaifinal.mp3]

Faces & Places, Fremont, Multimedia »

[5 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Slideshow: Indian Community Unites to Condemn Attacks | ]

Over 500 members of the East Bay Indian community gathered in a show of unity to condemn last week’s Mumbai attacks. Congregating at the India Community Center in Milpitas, the crowd crossed religious lines, including members of the Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, and Jewish communities. They lit candles in a vigil and signed a petition condemning terrorism.

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[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.

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[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.

[audio:http://rosebud.journalism.berkeley.edu/~j200/510report/allegro.larb.120408.mp3]
You can view an interactive multimedia collage of the Allegro Music Store by clicking here.
Check out Allegro’s website: www.allegromusic.net

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 …

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[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.