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Bay Area Afghans divided over military strike

By Fariba Nawa August 21, 1999 Argus/ANG Newspapers Fremont — In a Centerville jewelry store, a group of Bay Area Afghans who call themselves United Guardians Defending Afghanistan stood Thursday in front of their picket signs voicing anger about U.S. military strikes in their homeland. President Clinton ordered military strikes in Afghanistan and Sudan on Thursday to destroy what the …

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Minorities see less prejudice, more sensitivity in workplace

By Fariba Nawa August 1, 1999 Argus/ANG Newspapers EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of four articles investigating diversity in local police departments. FREMONT POLICE officer J.C. Grant knows some of his colleagues tiptoe around the words black and African American when they talk about crimes in his presence. Grant, one of 14 African Americans among 300 employees in the Fremont …

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Diversity dilemma: police face a growing language barrier

By Fariba Nawa July 31, 1999 Argus/ANG Newspapers EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of four articles investigating diversity in local police departments. TERROR STRUCK a 50-year-old Korean man when narcotics officers kicked in the door of his Newark home, tackled him, put a gun to his head and handcuffed him. The officers, dressed in street clothes, said they had no …

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East Palo Alto man still hopes to find brother’s assailants

By Fariba Nawa March 28, 1999 Fremont Argus/Oakland Tribune/ANG Newspapers EDITOR’S NOTE: Unsolved Crimes is a monthly series that profiles cases which remain unsolved in Fremont, Union City and Newark. Police ask residents to call them if they have information about any of these crimes. Union City — Every day, as Joseph Holland walks past people on the street, he …

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A year after the terror, victims attempt to move on

By Fariba Nawa March 28, 1999 Argus/ANG EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of four articles in a series that probes into the unsolved Fremont bombings investigation. Fremont — Linda Wasserman has found a way to cope with the fear that whoever planted a bomb in front of her home is still out there. She pretends it never happened. On Sunday …

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Picking up the pieces

Investigation continues as Mission district victims rebuild their lives

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Local businesses target Hispanics

Stores add product lines, departments

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Profile in courage

10-year-old Newark boy with AIDS chooses openness to educate others about his disease

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Brain device blocks woman’s tremors

By Fariba Nawa December 19, 1997 ANG/Oakland Tribune Fremont — It took just six hours in the end to treat the disease that gave Cyndi Walentiny uncontrollable tremors for 20 years. The Fremont resident had suffered for all her adult life from a nervous system disease that destroyed her career and prevented her from even eating or drinking without trembling. …

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Postcard from Mashad

Young Afghan-American woman found Iran was “therapy” By Fariba Nawa June 4, 1997 Pacific News Service For the first time in 15 years, Persian words sang in my ears. All around me, no one was speaking English. There were no signs for McDonald’s or Coca-Cola. And no woman was “exposed.” I was in the holy city of Mashad, Iran, the …

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