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[3 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Oakland’s Older Vietnamese Supporting McCain | ]

By Adelaide Chen
An older generation of Vietnamese Americans is leaning toward Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain–while their younger counterparts are favoring Barack Obama.
Among Asians in California, Vietnamese are most likely to support McCain, at 53 percent, according to the National Asian American Survey conducted by professors from three universities.

Eastlake, Education, Immigration, Oakland »

[3 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Adelaide Chen
As a result of ethnic conflict in Bhutan, Damanta Kharel, 25, grew up and attended school in a United Nations camp.  She earned a masters degree commuting from the camp to a nearby college in Nepal.
But as a newly arrived refugee in Oakland, she takes night classes to get a GED.

Civic Life, Eastlake, Faces & Places, Oakland »

[27 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Eastlake Residents Unsure of Affordable Housing Development | ]

By Adelaide Chen
A local nonprofit developer has purchased land in Oakland’s Eastlake area to build affordable rental units for low-income families. But some residents say the influx of new households will bring parking and traffic congestion to their relatively calm neighborhood.

Arts & Culture, Civic Life, Eastlake, Multimedia, Oakland »

[27 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Church Offers Taekwondo Ministry to Neighborhood | ]

By Adelaide Chen
Oakland’s ReGeneration Church is popular with college students and singles for its rock n’ roll sermons and acceptance of all denominations.
But lately, another program is becoming popular among families who live in the area but who are not officially part of the church — martial arts.
Known as the Taekwondo Ministry, the Korean martial arts class brings the gospel to youth as early as the age of five.

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[24 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Casey Miner  A rally in support of Proposition 8, the ballot measure that would ban same-sex marriage in California, turned ugly as supporters of the measure taunted passersby and counter-demonstrators near Lake Merritt in Oakland.
The demonstrators yelled slurs like “faggot,” according to several people who said they were harassed. Some said they were pushed, poked, and hit with signs by aggressive demonstrators.

Chinatown, Oakland »

[21 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

By Guo Shipeng
Oakland’s Chinatown held its latest monthly crime-prevention meeting on Wednesday evening (Oct 15), in which police briefed some 80 residents present about a recent burglary and once again urged them to shake off the habit of not reporting crime cases.

Eastlake, Education, Oakland »

[20 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on After-School Program Helps Franklin Elementary Succeed | ]

Adelaide Chen
Franklin Elementary is one of the few schools in Oakland where Asians – many born outside the United States – make up the largest racial group. Combined with the Latinos, the district considers half the school’s students as English Language Learners.

Chinatown »

[19 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Chinatown’s Red Beans set to shine in Canton opera gathering | ]

By Guo Shipeng
Four of the Oakland Chinatown’s best Cantonese Opera performers will make their debut in November on the prestigious stages of Canton, the art’s birthplace in south China, in recognition of their artistic achievements.

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[18 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

 
By Guo Shipeng
 
Oakland’s Chinatown has retained a low crime rate in the past three months, but a city official said some residents’ habit of not informing the police about crimes made the community more vulnerable.
 

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[16 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on The Oakland A’s are Moving to Fremont | ]

Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett  — 
Efforts to relocate the Oakland A’s baseball team to the city of Fremont by 2012 are underway. Employees at the Pacific Commons shopping center have mixed opinions about the A’s moving in next door.