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1:36 AM EDT       Tuesday April 3, 2012

A grieving community will hold a memorial service Tuesday night for seven people who were killed at a small religious college in Oakland, California, when a former student went on a shooting spree.

Police took into custody the suspect, 43-year-old One Goh, an hour after the Monday morning shooting at the Oikos University in east Oakland, but had not filed charges by early Tuesday.

Authorities also did not know what prompted the shooter to open fire. In addition to the seven dead, three others were wounded in the attack.

“With a case of this magnitude, with all the victims and witnesses and all the chaos, it’s going to take a few days to put the pieces together,” Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said Monday night.

The college, which caters to the Korean American Christian community, offers degrees in theology, music, nursing and Asian medicine, according to its website.

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said most of the victims appeared to be from the city’s Korean-American community, and the city was working to find multilingual counselors to help survivors.

“No American mayor wants to have this situation,” she said. “It seems over the last decade, we’ve gotten used to seeing senseless mass killings like this, and we’ll have to question the availability of guns and the need for other services in our community.”

Gunfire erupted inside the single-story building that houses the private Christian college about 10:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m. ET).

A witness, Brian Snow, said he was at a nearby credit union when shots rang out, “and it started getting chaotic.”

“In Oakland, sometimes things like that happen, but it dies over,” he said. But this time, he said, “I went outside and the cops were coming and like ‘Don’t move, don’t move,’ and it started getting chaotic … a pedestrian came out with a bullet hole and I was like, ‘Getting really crazy right now.’ ”

Lucas Garcia, who was teaching an English class at the college when the rampage began, told CNN affiliate KGO-TV that he counted about six gunshots from a nearby nursing classroom.

Garcia said he heard someone yell, “He’s got a gun,” and he got his students out of the building while the gunfire continued.

Jordan said the relationship between the suspect and any of those shot remained unknown Monday night, as detectives combed over “a very bloody scene with lots of evidence.”

“Initially, we were told he was in a classroom when he stood up and began shooting at the victims,” Jordan said.

Several of the survivors, including the wounded, hid behind locked doors or desks as the shooting went on.

Tashi Wangzon said that when her wife, a student, heard the shots, she locked the door to her classroom and turned off the light.

“The man with the gun later came toward the room and, at the time, he fired several rounds at the door,” Wangzon told KGO. “Then he left (when he thought nobody was there.”

The suspect took one of the victims’ cars and drove off, but surrendered to police at a grocery store in the Oakland suburb of Alameda a short time later, Jordan said.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, who served as Oakland’s mayor from 1999 to 2007, called the killings “shocking and sad.”

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and friends and the entire community affected by this senseless act of violence,” Brown said in a statement issued by his office.

The memorial service will take place Tuesday evening at the Korean Methodist Church. Officials said they may have to change the location if the church isn’t large enough to hold all those who plan to attend.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/03/us/california-shooting/

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

One Goh

6         8        68

 

how he lost his heart’s desire = OH = 68 = Oikos University.  Former student.  Pupils.

Page of Pentacles Tarot card

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File:Jean Quan at Lake Merritt during her Campaign for Mayor.jpg

October 29, 2011

When Jean Quan was an undergraduate, she once sat for 10 hours inside Sproul Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, demanding better treatment for minority students. As a community activist, she helped unionize hospital workers and organized parents in a poor neighborhood of West Oakland.

At another time, Ms. Quan, the mayor of Oakland, might have joined the hundreds of protesters who have camped out near City Hall as part of Occupy Oakland. Instead, she is now a focus of their wrath. Late Thursday night, protesters chased her from a rally, shouting “Go home,” and refusing to let her speak. The protesters were reacting to her decision to shut down the encampment, which led to a night of street violence on Tuesday, with police unleashing tear gas on the demonstrators. Ms. Quan said the area had become unsanitary and unsafe.

“She raided us. People are hurt for no reason,” said Adam Jordan, an Occupy Oakland organizer, alluding to several people who were injured, including an Iraq war veteran who sustained a severe head wound. “She’s the establishment.”

Ms. Quan’s transformation from one of the more progressive mayors in the country into an object of Occupy Oakland’s scorn has left her isolated and weakened politically. Even her closest friends and supporters questioned her judgment. Dan Siegel, Ms. Quan’s legal adviser who has known her since her days at Berkeley, said he briefly considered resigning over the raid.

But instead of giving in, Ms. Quan is trying to win back the support of the protest community she once called her own.

On Friday, hours after she fled the rally, Ms. Quan said she would not resign. She apologized for a second time and sought to align herself with the Occupy movement, which claims to represent the 99 percent who they say are shut out of a political process that caters to corporations.

“Oakland is definitely part of this 99 percent,” Ms. Quan said.

On Thursday, Ms. Quan had reversed herself and allowed the protesters to resettle in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, despite the fact that Oakland, facing a $76 million budget deficit, spent an estimated $1 million on cleanup costs and police overtime during the Occupy protest, according to finance officials.

Three-dozen tents were spread across the plaza on Friday morning; there were 150 before Tuesday’s raid. Phil Horne, a San Francisco attorney, was handing out yellow leaflets asking people to sign a petition to recall Ms. Quan as mayor. Her actions last week erased her accomplishments as an activist, he said.

Edwin, a 23-year-old office assistant from San Mateo who declined to give his last name out of concern he would lose his job, said he regretted that Ms. Quan had not been allowed to speak to the protesters. But he said he was not sure whether to forgive her.

“I’m willing to give her a second chance because of her history,” he said. “But if she continues to do what she’s been doing the last two days, I think she needs to go.”

Ms. Quan, who got her start in activism as an undergraduate at Berkeley, clearly has a lot of work to do in order to regain her anti-establishment credibility.

At Berkeley, she gained experience working with the Third World Liberation Front, whose efforts on behalf of minority students led to the establishment of the university’s ethnic studies program.

After graduation, Ms. Quan moved to Hong Kong, New York and Los Angeles, working in the labor movement. In 1980, she returned to the Bay Area and led a campaign against the Ku Klux Klan after five anti-Klan protesters were killed in Greensboro, N.C.

In the mid-1980s, Ms. Quan, who by then had two children with her husband, Floyd Huen, helped elect several progressive candidates to the Oakland school board. She then ran herself, and later became school board president before being elected to the City Council.

Mr. Siegel, her legal adviser, said part of her strength as an activist and politician is her tireless approach.

“When Jean runs for office and knocks on doors, the joke that people make is that they’ll vote for her because she won’t leave,” he said. “She’s not afraid when it gets dark, she’s not afraid when there’s an angry dog or if she’s in a sketchy neighborhood. She’s not afraid of a couple of angry people in the plaza.”

Ms. Quan often speaks in short forceful spurts. Since her upset victory last November, which made her the city’s first Asian-American mayor, she has sought to impose a progressive agenda on Oakland, but she has been stymied by polarizing politics, a struggling economy and her city’s 16 percent unemployment rate.

She often clashed with the police, recommending community organizing to offset a police force decimated by budget cuts. On Oct. 11, Chief Anthony Batts abruptly resigned. While he did not blame Ms. Quan directly, he said bureaucracy and micromanaging by city officials had made it impossible for him to do his job.

Long-time allies have encouraged Ms. Quan to embrace Occupy Oakland. Josie Camacho, executive director of the Alameda Labor Council, said she told Ms. Quan: “If we let this movement continue, we will have a lot of pride for stepping out there. And we will have your back. You have to look at things differently.”

Ms. Camacho said it was important to help build the movement, and allow people to stay where they want to stay. “When do you see homeless and students and families come together in a shared space?” she said. “At some point you have to take a risk and at some point you have to take a stand.”

On Thursday, Ms. Quan released a video in which she addressed the protesters directly and emphasized her background as an activist.

“We are a nation in crisis,” she said. “Oakland more than most cities faces budget cuts, unemployment and foreclosures. We are also a Progressive city. And as a long-time civil rights activist and union organizer I want my City to support the movement.”

On Friday, after fleeing from the rally, Ms. Quan decided she would not let up. She continued to court the protesters.

“This is a tough job,” she said. “I wanted to talk to them. I still want to talk to them and we stand ready to talk to them any time.”

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/us/Oakland-Protests-Test-Mayor-Jean-Quan-Activist-Background.html

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Jean Quan was born on October 21st, 1949 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Quan

October 21st, 1949

10 + 21 +1+9+4+9 = 54 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Observing.  Dialogue.  Asking questions.  Thinking quickly.  Mental agility.  Things are not as they appear.

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October 21st, 1949

October 21st

10 + 21 +2+0+1+1 = 35 = her personal year (from October 21st, 2011 to October 20th, 2012) = Standing ready.

35 year + 10 (October) = 45 = her personal month (from October 21st, 2011 to November 20th, 2011) = Apologies.  Investigation.  This is a tough job.

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