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[14 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Obama Must Broaden Afghan Strategy | ]

By Mateen Kaul
The United States needs greater economic and diplomatic efforts, rather than just a better military strategy, to improve the situation in Afghanistan, according to Afghans settled in Fremont.

Berkeley, Civic Life, Crime, Education, Fremont, Government, Oakland »

[13 Nov 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Hollywood often stereotypes librarians as mousy women in horn-rimmed glasses who hide behind books. But the work of a librarian is not limited to searching databases and silencing noisy patrons. As mandated by the Young Adult Services Association (part of the American Library Association), an element of advocacy underlies the work that librarians do. For one Alameda County Librarian, she took the mandate of advocacy to heart to ensure that her patrons, the inmates of the Alameda Juvenile Detention Hall, were not disenfranchised during the 2008 …

Business, Chinatown »

[8 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Guo Shipeng
Barack Obama’s historic win has moved many Chinatown residents, who saw the election of a black President as an inspiration and also a potential blessing for the community, but some business owners are pessimistic about an imminent recovery from the current economic hardships.

Berkeley, Faces & Places, On Campus »

[7 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on U.C. Berkeley leads college turnout amid record youth vote | ]

By Will Jason
New estimates released Nov 7 show the Presidential election may have set a 36-year record for the rate of youth voter turnout. And the University of California, Berkeley appears to be one of the top contributors to that record among the nation’s college campuses, according to registration statistics and interviews.
Up to 53 percent of eligible young voters—ages 18 to 29—took part in the Nov 4 election, according to estimates from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). They favored the winner, Barack Obama, …

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[5 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Chinatown voters champion Obama, split on Prop 8 | ]

By Guo Shipeng
A steady stream of Chinese residents cast their votes in several polling stations in Oakland’s Chinatown throughout Tuesday, many supporting Obama in line with the community’s long-time leaning toward the Democrats.
But a considerable amount of Chinatown voters cited traditional Chinese family values and voted for Prop 8 that would ban same-sex marriages, disappointing a group of campaigners against the proposition who stayed outside a polling place for a whole day to try to win over people.

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.

Fremont, Multimedia »

[31 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

Multimedia by Tyler Sipe
As Election Day draws near, local African-Americans describe the electric atmosphere during this year’s historic presidential election.