Toll lanes to debut in September

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


Fremont News of the Day

fremont_news_linkFrom 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

More on Solyndra’s failed IPO
A Fremont soldier was killed last week in Afghanistan.
Watch out, trout. Milt Werner is retiring.
The other Fremont passed the anti-illegal immigration law.


Fremont News of the Day

fremont_news_linkFrom 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:
Get text messages from the cops.
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.


Fremont News of the Day

usa2This post is coming live from Paddy’s in Union City where the U.S. just tied the score 2-2 with Slovenia. 

This story is about as exciting as an MLS regular season game. It’s about playgrounds in Fremont.

Tesla wants to open NUMMI in 2011

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

Teachers of the year

This story is about Fremont, Neb., but it’s interesting.

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.