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[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.

Arts & Culture, Faces & Places, Fremont, Niles »

[19 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Etch-a-Sketch Art is Not Just for Children | ]

Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Since the age of 14, when he first picked up a guitar, Michael McNevin knew he wanted to be a musician. During his career, this singer-songwriter has opened for artists such as Johnny Cash and Richie Havens and produced four albums. But McNevin’s music is not his only form of artistic expression. When he’s not busy writing songs, he’s drawing detailed scenes of the events he sings about on…an Etch-a-Sketch.

Fremont »

[19 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Multimedia: Saturday morning in Fremont’s Central Park | ]

Multimedia by Tyler Sipe and Karen Weise
As the sun rises over Fremont’s hills each day, thousands of people come to Central Park for their morning rituals. On fields, in groves, and around the paths, visitors practice tai chi, play soccer, and walk the three-mile loop around Lake Elizabeth.
On a typical summer weekend, more than 10,000 visitors will use the park each day, according to Sue Nogare of Fremont Parks and Recreation Department. Nogare said each year, more than 1 million people visit the park’s 450 acres, almost half the size …

Centerville, Civic Life, Fremont, Immigration »

[19 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on In sour economy, local immigrants sending fewer remittances to relatives back home | ]

Story and photos by Tyler Sipe
The tradition of sending funds back home, called remittances, is a longstanding tradition among immigrants living abroad in the U.S. – including in Fremont.  
However, faced with a domestic and global economic downturn, foreign-born immigrants have been forced to tighten their wallets and decrease the amount of money they send back to friends and family in their native countries.