Exciting commuting news for big spenders and big earners. Starting Sept. 20, they can pay to zip past traffic in a designated “Express” lane on I-680, while their poorer and more frugal brethren fight rush hour gridlock.
The toll lane will span from Pleasanton to Milpitas, which means it’ll go straight through Fremont.
Advocates for toll lanes argue that by letting people pay to deal with less traffic, gridlock will improve at least a little bit for everyone, which means less car exhaust. Opponents point to the equity issues. Many rich people already live in different neighborhoods and send their kids to different schools. Soon they’ll be able to drive in different freeway lanes too.
If you want to read the press release, click where it says to click below. The blog has been slow on my end this week and it’ll probably be slow next week as well. I need time to lament the beginning of my 36th year. Continue Reading
From the cops: A north Fremont homeowner was in his upstairs bedroom when he heard someone kick in the side door and enter his house. He hid in a closet as the burglars rummaged through his things. The cops arrested two men they think broke into the house. Police found them walking on Lowry Road toward Alvarado Boulevard
From the cops:
A graduation party on the 36000 block of Nichols Avenue came to a halt when someone or someones started shooting guns. Officers arrived to find lots of people running and driving away frron the home. Officers order the residents of the home outside. They find one victim with a cut on his head, but no gunshot victims. A loaded semi-auto pistol was located in a front yard about block from the scene.
Two teenagers took a joy ride in a stolen car and crashed into a tree on Sanderling Drive. Making matters worse for the teens, one of the witnesses to the crash recognized one of them. Police located that suspect and arrested him for the stolen vehicle and the hit and run. The second suspect is still outstanding.
From the wire:
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This is my cancer week. First I wrote about these two guys and now I have to write about Relay for Life, which is this weekend.
Fremont’s Moina Shaiq gets profiled today in all the East Bay papers.
Adnan Shahab is running against Bob Wieckowski in November. He supports open carry and he talks during this KTVU report.
The ballyhooed Fremont company is taking out a loan instead. Read more here.
This post is coming live from Paddy’s in Union City where the U.S. just tied the score 2-2 with Slovenia.
International soccer is a scam. Slovenian gangsters must have bribed the referee from Mali. He just screwed the U.S. out of a potential game winning goal. Disgraceful
I’m still at Paddy’s, where they’ve got the glossy weekend edition of the Tri-City Voice. On the cover is a photo of Bob Wasserman with the caption “Sensory Delight.” I might need to get that one autographed at the next City Council meeting.
is this well-decorated home? Please don’t give the precise address.
It’ll be more expensive to run for the Ohlone board this year, but likely not as expensive as running for City Council. Please don’t run for either office. I’ve got enough work to do.