OAKLAND — In the larger of a two-room West Oakland apartment, three young men lie asleep, two on sofas, the youngest on the floor. It's 6 a.m., and in the other room, their parents, Mohammed Asif and Dhalid Shaheen, have finished praying.
Asif weaves through the bodies of his sleeping sons to make his tea in the cubbyhole kitchen before he leaves his home to drive to the trucking company where he parks his diesel truck each night.
Montclair Acquisition Fund LLC — which includes about 35 investors — purchased 88,000 square foot of space and 90 parking spaces from Larry Chan. The sale excludes the Asian Branch Library, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 200 condominiums and 50 rental housing units.
18 janitors, formerly employed by the new Federal Building remain on the picket line, terminated for no cause and demanding their right to justice.