Category Archives: PRINT

Couple returns to Russia after emigrating 30 years ago 0

By Maggie Fazeli Fard Community Life, Sept. 23, 2010 Every spring, mothers and fathers across the country field gift requests from their children, mementos of impending college graduations. The lists can read like miniature wedding registries, items ranging from baubles like pearl earrings and designer watches to extravagant jaunts island-hopping with friends along the Grecian […]

‘Tom’s field of dreams’ 0

By Maggie Fazeli Fard Community Life, Aug. 26, 2010 More than 100 people gathered on Sulak Lane last Thursday afternoon, chowing down on burgers and corn on the cob, singing along to familiar tunes by the Who and the Byrds, and vying for shade beneath the trees until the last warm specks of sunlight disappeared […]

Going Uptown? 0

Rising above a bad rep in urban Oakland. By Maggie Fazeli Fard East Bay Monthly, August 2010 Photo by Spiral-A Photography. Pedicab driver Ken Lin-Ott is often heard before he is seen, the sound of his bike bell announcing his appearance on a dark street in downtown Oakland. Meeting a stranger, the lanky, bespectacled 31-year-old […]

Raising funds and awareness of a rare disease 0

By Maggie Fazeli Fard Community Life, June 24, 2010 Westwood – David Saunders was 21 years old when he was diagnosed with a disease he’d never heard of: primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Doctors discovered the ominous-sounding disease – which affects the bile ducts inside and outside the liver – by accident, while running a set […]