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Business, Eastlake, Oakland »

[16 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Oakland’s Asian Homeowners Beat Foreclosures | ]

By Adelaide Chen
Oakland continues to rank among the top ten metropolitan areas in the U.S. with high rates of foreclosure, but the city’s Asian neighborhoods remain relatively untouched.
Chinatown, Eastlake and lower San Antonio have received few notices of default over the last three years, according to data analyzed by a local economic development nonprofit.
The notices serve as “the first line of evidence that there is a problem, and none of them are reflecting that there is one,” said Anne Griffith of Urban Strategies Council, who has mapped data …

Arts & Culture, Fremont »

[6 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Fremont Hindus Celebrate Diwali | ]

By Mateen Kaul
People dressed in traditional Indian clothes celebrated Diwali with food, music and prayers at Fremont’s Hindu Temple on Saturday night, October 25.

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.