July 2010 Archives

Andrew Lam

Chelsea Clinton and her Vietnamese in Laws

By Andrew Lam, Jul 31, 2010 3:50 PM

Bill Clinton, who normalized diplomatic relations with Vietnam and ended the animosity between the two countries in 1995, was and still is considered a hero among the Vietnamese population. That’s why when Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton visited Vietnam in late July to talk trade and human rights, she was showered with wedding gifts for her daughter Chelsea.

Kevin Weston

Freestyle Fellowship -- Return of the Kings

By Kevin Weston, Jul 30, 2010 3:30 PM

One of my favorite Hip Hop groups from the 90's is back on tour and I can't wait until these kings of LA rap come to Oakland. Freestyle Fellowship set trends and styles in Hip Hop that have influenced a generation of MC's. Welcome back fellas.

Jaski Singh

Opening Up Indian History in San Francisco

By Jaski Singh, Jul 27, 2010 4:30 PM

Not many people know there’s an important piece of India’s revolutionary history in the middle of San Francisco.

At 5 Wood Street, not far from the Indian consulate, stands Ghadar Memorial Hall, a modest, little-known building that was the head office of the Ghadar Party, an organization founded by Indian immigrants in 1913 to liberate India from British rule.

Vivian Po

Oakland's Chinatown Considers Paying for Police

By Vivian Po, Jul 27, 2010 3:40 PM

Residents and business owners in Oakland’s Chinatown are planning to take public safety into their own hands following the recent layoffs at the Oakland Police Department. During the monthly Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) meeting in Chinatown last week, participants raised the idea of paying the police department to get their own police officer in Chinatown, writes Wesley Chu for the Chinese-language newspaper Sing Tao Daily.

Rupa Dev

Groups Condemn Recommended Suspension of UC Irvine's MSU

By Rupa Dev, Jul 27, 2010 1:45 PM

Yesterday fifteen civil rights organizations and professional bar associations from across the nation sent a letter to Chancellor Michael Drake of UC Irvine that condemned the recommended one-year suspension of the university’s Muslim Student Union. The student organization was suspended for the actions of 10 non-violent student protests.

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