Korean Americans look inward after Oakland shooting

The shooting that killed seven at a private Christian university in Oakland would never have happened in Korea, where owning a firearm is outlawed. That at least is the assessment of community members who point to America’s own thriving gun culture as a causal factor in this and other incidents. “Gun possession is a major […]

Hundreds gather to honor victims of mass school shooting

OAKLAND (Bay City News Service) — A multi-faith, bilingual memorial service for the victims of a mass shooting at an Oakland Christian vocational school on April 2 drew more than 300 friends, family, city officials and faith leaders the next evening. Seven people were killed in the shooting at Oikos University on April 2. Four […]

TOWARD RECOVERY, HEALING: Japanese relief workers visit Bay Area for workshops

On the week of Sept. 18, 12 employees and volunteers who are aiding various relief and reconstruction efforts in the earthquake and tsunami devastated regions of Japan came to the Bay Area to learn about community-based health care, mental health services and training, and enjoy a brief respite to recover from the stress of the […]

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