Oakland Woman Helps Refugees Navigate Life In AmericaRefugees from Burma can find it difficult to navigate life in the Bay Area. Without English skills, they often can't drive, pay bills, find a doctor, or even call 911. Some say they would be lost without the compassion of this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Oakland Pediatrician Helps Refugees Navigate New CultureAn estimated 400 to 500 people living in East Oakland are refugees who've fled political oppression in Burma, the southeast Asian country also known as Myanmar. And they're navigating their way in a whole new culture, thanks to the kindness of a soft-spoken, unassuming pediatrician who is this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Opinion: Romney Has Disclosed Zero Complete Tax ReturnsIt turns out Romney either lied to the American public or filed an incomplete and incompetent IRS return in 2010. W. Mitt Romney is hiding the document that reveals more information about the money he is hiding in financial institutions favored by despots, terrorists, drug dealers, money launderers and tax cheats.
Myanmar Refugees Flock To East OaklandMyanmar - formerly known as Burma - has been at civil war for 60 years, but it’s only been in recent years that the U.S. instituted a policy of accepting its refugees. 400 hundred such refugees now live in east Oakland.