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Sandip Roy

Joel Stein and the Curry Problem

By Sandip Roy, Jun 30, 2010 10:05 PM

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What a strange time it is to be Indian in America.

First we hear South Carolina might soon have an Indian American governor. (One endorsed by Sarah Palin!)

Then a Californian company, Zazzle, popped up selling skateboards with Hindu gods on them. 

And then Joel Stein decided to make a joke about Dotbusters in Time Magazine.

No wonder our Gods have multiple heads. This is a lot to keep up with. (And I’m not even pondering if Ganesha mousepads violates any sacred cows.)


Thandisizwe Chimurenga

BREAKING -- No Murder 1 in Mehserle Trial

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Jun 30, 2010 11:22 AM

LOS ANGELES -- The jury in People v. Mehserle will get to choose from Murder in the 2nd degree, Voluntary Manslaughter or Involuntary Manslaughter. First degree has been taken off the table by Judge Perry.

follow updates @oscargranttrial on twitter

Aaron Glantz

More Bay Area Jews Moving to Israel

By Aaron Glantz, Jun 28, 2010 3:06 PM

The attack on an aid ship off the coast of Gaza has been a PR nightmare for Israel. What remains to be seen is if it will make a dent in the number of Bay Area Jews emigrating there. Northern California's Jewish weekly j. reports that the number of Bay Area Jews moving to Israel has been going up.

Kevin Weston

New footage released shows Oscar Grant shooting

By Kevin Weston, Jun 26, 2010 12:04 PM

Video footage showing the New Year’s Day 2009 shooting of unarmed BART passenger Oscar Grant by a former BART Police Officer that has never before been viewed outside of a courtroom was publicly released by the Los Angeles County Superior Court Thursday afternoon.

The videos were taken by BART passenger Tommy Cross and have been introduced into evidence in the murder trial of former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle. The videos have been enhanced by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

Also released Thursday were BART Police dispatch recordings, transcripts and photographic evidence used by the prosecution and defense.

This piece was produced by California Beat.

This is part of our ongoing coverage in collaboration with several news organizations including Oakland Local, KALW, New American Media, Mission Loc@l, Placeblogger, California Beat, The Bay Citizen and The Campanil.

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