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[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.

Chinatown, Immigration, Multimedia »

[25 Nov 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

By Guo Shipeng 
Chinese elders at Hotel Oakland, a seniors’ home on the edge of the Chinatown, had an early Thanksgiving party on Thursday November 20. Check out what it’s like.

Fremont, Multimedia »

[21 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Audio Profile: NUMMI Tour Coordinator Sara Rogers | ]

By Tyler Sipe  —
New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) Tour Coordinator Sara Rogers provides tours for several hundred people a week at the 5.3 million square foot facility located in Fremont. NUMMI is a joint-venture plant between General Motors and Toyota.  About 4800 employees produce three vehicles, including the Toyota Corolla, the Toyota Tacoma and GM’s Pontiac Vibe.
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[audio:http://rosebud.journalism.berkeley.edu/~j200/510report/sararogers.mp3]

Chinatown, Immigration, Multimedia »

[21 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Chinatown elders’ singing event | ]

By Guo Shipeng  — 

Every Tuesday afternoon, a group of about 20 Chinese elders gather for a small singing event in Hotel Oakland, a senior’s home on the outskirts of the city’s Chinatown.
Their average age is over 75 and they practice a wide range of Chinese songs, both old and new.  
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[audio:http://rosebud.journalism.berkeley.edu/~j200/510report/chineseseniorssinging.mp3]

Berkeley, Business, Civic Life, Multimedia, On Campus »

[21 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Will Jason  — 
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With California facing a record budget crisis, state universities are looking for money wherever they can find it. It appears that U.C. Berkeley is increasingly tapping one reliable source of dollars: foreign students.
According to final enrollment data released November 13, U.C. Berkeley has more than tripled the number of international students in its freshman class. This fall it enrolled 360 foreign students, about eight percent of the freshman class. That’s up from less than 3 percent …

Business, Fremont, Multimedia, Warm Springs »

[16 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Karen Weise — As General Motors told Congress this week that it needed federal aid to stay afloat, the 510Report looks back at General Motors’ presence in Fremont. This timeline pulls together research from historic press coverage of New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), the joint-venture plant between GM and Toyota.
NUMMI has long been held as a one of the best plants in the country, with relatively collaborative labor relations, a highly efficient production process, and some of the lowest default rates in the industry.

Business, Civic Life, Faces & Places, Fremont, Government, Multimedia »

[15 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Falling Gas Prices Just a Drop In the Bucket | ]

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[audio:http://rosebud.journalism.berkeley.edu/~j200/510report/gas_prices.mp3]
Gas prices dropped by one third in the past month, from $3.52 to $2.37.  But with the economy in convulsions, does anyone even notice?

Business, Eastlake, Government, Multimedia, Oakland »

[8 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Fourth Generation Family Business Builds Cars | ]

By Adelaide Chen
Four generations of the Moal family have had an auto business on East 12th Street since 1946. Since then, two major changes have taken place. The company now specializes in building custom cars, and the area is no longer zoned for industrial use.

Business, Civic Life, Fremont, Government, Multimedia »

[7 Nov 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Reported by Tyler Sipe and Karen Weise using Federal Election Commission filings database between Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, 2008.
Graphic by Weise
Biographies by Sipe
Fremont residents donated about $739,809 to various political campaigns during 2008, according to newsmeat.com.  Fremont zip code 94539 contributed the most to political campaigns, amounting to $337,610, according to the Web site.  Below is a list of short biographies of Fremont’s top 10 political campaign contributors, in addition to where their money flowed.

Centerville, Fremont, Irvington, Multimedia »

[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.