Friday, October 23

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One World Plays Soccer, Thinks Better
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One World Plays Soccer, Thinks Better

(Editor's note: One World Play Project and SiliconValleyOneWorld.com are unaffiliated.) WEST BERKELEY, Calif. — In the narrow streets with clapboard housing, old industrial buildings and funky restaurants that constitute West Berkeley, the offices of One World Play Project fit comfortably next to the Westside Café and Ashtanga Yoga Berkeley. Chief Giving Officer and co-founder Lisa Tarver executes her duties for the five-year-old company from a second-story loft office. On a recent workday afternoon, a handful of casually dressed young women and men sit at modern work stations in two large open rooms below. Pink, blue, green and yellow balls clutter shelves and other surfaces throughout. Tarver is joined by Frew Tibebu, an Ethiopian-American and East Bay resident engaged in a One...
It’s A Goal!
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It’s A Goal!

By Sharon Simonson SAN JOSE—Balmy breezes extended pleasant welcome to ten newly pledged U.S. citizens in the hour before the evening start of the soccer game at San Jose’s new Avaya Stadium. The city’s new Office of Immigrant Affairs and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had arranged a special naturalization ceremony at the 18,000-seat open-air landmark. The city’s long-time soccer team, the Earthquakes, faced the Seattle Sounders Football Club. The game, 1-1, was a draw. The new citizens were invited to stay for the match after taking the oath of allegiance, including on-field recognition at halftime. “Thanks to the Earthquakes and USCIS for making us feel special,” 42-year-old Dhiraj Bora, a native of Uttarakhand state in India, said before ceremonies began. ...