March 2011 Archives

Suzanne Manneh

Domestic Workers Call for Protections

By Suzanne Manneh, Mar 31, 2011 3:27 PM

Latina domestic workers are calling on state legislators to enact fair labor laws. A group of women demonstrated Wednesday in front of the Women's Building in San Francisco's Mission District to mark International Domestic Workers’ Day, singing and chanting in favor of worker protections. Their demonstration comes on the heels of AB 889, a bill recently drafted by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco). The bill was introduced in the state Legislature in February, and hearings are scheduled for April.

Elena Shore

Hundreds of Bay Area Deportees Had No Criminal Record

By Elena Shore, Mar 31, 2011 10:12 AM

Five Bay Area counties are among the top 38 in the country with the highest percentage of deportations of people with no criminal record or only charges of minor offenses. This was one of the findings of a new analysis of the latest data reported by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under the Secure Communities program.

Summer Chiang

'Go' Game Draws Hundreds of Players in Sunnyvale

By Summer Chiang, Mar 31, 2011 8:20 AM

While most Americans don’t know much about the game, Go is widely popular in Asia and among Asian-American communities. And this weekend in Sunnyvale, hundreds of Bay Area elementary school children and teenagers showed up to play.

Elena Shore

Feds Investigate Alleged Anti-Semitism at UC Santa Cruz

By Elena Shore, Mar 31, 2011 7:40 AM

Federal authorities are investigating allegations of anti-semitism on the campus of the University of California, Santa Cruz, reports j., the Jewish news weekly.

Sandip Roy

When it's India v Pakistan, it's Never Just Cricket

By Sandip Roy, Mar 30, 2011 7:22 PM

The headline in my morning newspaper sums it up – Relax, boys, it is just a match, Enjoy it. There was nothing else on the front page except cricket. India is nuts about cricket. And its obsessed with Pakistan. And when India and Pakistan play off against each other, it’s a deadly combo. Game of the Century the banner headline reads. Imagine that. It’s only 2011.

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