bart.jpgThere are some real prepubescent bad apples in this town.

Today, for instance, a few skateboard punks told an Argus employee, who is also a grandmother, to bleep off when she motioned at them through our big glass window to stop skating in our parking lot. I was so mad, I got out of my chair and took a full step toward the window before sitting down again.

Now I read in my favorite Niles chat group that someone, who I’m unfairly assuming is a teen, drove down 2nd Street with a paintball gun and hit a bunch of cars.

Think how bad things will get when there are no more batting cages or mini-golf in town.

Matt Artz


  1. Please do not post obscene pictures on this website. Thank you.

  2. a month a go we went to cal poly where our family friend who is a Engineering professor showed us around.

    He pointed out that each curbcrack had a medallion sticking out. It looked pretty. He told us that was there so, skateboarders couldn’t grind the sidewalk..

  3. Is there any “legal” place around here for skateboarders to do their thing? The only skatepark I know of is in Union City, and it’s supposed to be a big dud.

  4. Hey Matt,

    Look out your front window across Paseo Padre and see the Fremont skate park. Not too many kids use it, I think because they are required to wear protective gear, but it is there at the cost of several hundred thousand dollars.

  5. Well, there’s a lot of egg on my very red face. I never see it when I run around the lake. Guess I’m usually staring at the coots.

  6. Here are the hours of operation for the Central Park Skate Park, which may or may not be viewed as inhibiting and restrictive to its use:
    April & October – 12 noon – 5:30 p.m.
    May – September – 12 noon – 7 p.m.
    November – March – closed
    Also note that while many cities in the Bay Area and around the country have constructed permanent concrete skate parks, Fremont opted for a temporary, wood framed facility.

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