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By Matt Artz
Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 at 4:59 pm in Uncategorized.

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.

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  • Robert Sartez

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

  • anita gangal

    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..

  • Matt Artz

    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.

  • http://www.ibabuzz.com/hayword Matt O’Brien

    There’s also a skate park in Tennyson Park in south Hayward.

  • Gus Morrison

    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.

  • Matt Artz

    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.

  • Doug

    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.