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Archive for August, 2010

No elementary school at Karl Nordvik Park

Next week, the school board discusses the Patterson Ranch development proposed to rise near Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Many environmentalists have made peace with the development since its been slimmed down to about 500 homes, but the school district is still concerned because it’ll add a lot more students to the Ardenwood district without providing for a new elementary school.

Earlier this year, the City Council professed its love for building a new school at Karl Nordvik Park.

But it turns out, a school won’t fly at the park because of a PG&E power station there and underground power lines. Turns out you can’t build directly above the underground power lines, so the district is once again hoping for a new school at the Patterson development site, possibly west of Ardenwood Boulevard.

Posted on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Power outages cost Fremont water park $$$

slideThe two Friday power outages this year cost the water park at least 3,500 patrons and about $40,000, the city said.

But, overall, the water park’s attendance has been pretty much the same as last year when the park was brand new and the weather was a little warmer.

BTW, the power outage was due to a wire malfunction in an underground substation near the corner of Paseo Padre Parkway and Stevenson Boulevard.

Posted on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Fremont News of the Day

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From the cops:

Officer Todd Young’s condition has been upgraded to “Serious but Stable.” He is scheduled to have another surgery sometime today.

Police arrested a resident on the 39000 block of Carmel Court after he brandished a gun at several meat salesman, who came on his property.

Police were called to the 4900 block of Yellowstone Park Drive, where someone was on the roof of a house holding a rifle. Turns out the weapon was an airsoft rifle

From the wire:
Good profile story on Officer Todd Young.

CBS5 segment on bikini baristas.

Christ! Even former SF Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein is writing about bikini baristas.

Posted on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Bikini Barista the video

I got a call from a Seattle band today pitching their bikini barista song. It’s good, and the video is great. Interesting how the Seattle baristas incorporate pasties into their outfits. Nice touch. The band dude said several of the Seattle coffee shacks have theme days like Fantasy Friday and School Girl Tuesday.

Here’s the video:

Posted on Monday, August 30th, 2010
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Niles Flea Market

Can anyone make an argument that the Niles Flea Market isn’t the best annual event in Fremont? I’d take endless tchotchkes and $1.50 tamales over $40 wind chimes and $9 margaritas any day.

Here’s what we wrote about it.

And here’s what I bought:
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Only $5 for a portable grill

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This Germany re-unification beer stein was made in W. Germany.

Posted on Monday, August 30th, 2010
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Benefit for injured Fremont officer

The owner of Vida Y Vino Wine Bistro is holding a fundraiser and maybe a blood drive for Todd Young, the officer, who was shot in Oakland. The event is scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the bistro, 43808 Christy Street.

Posted on Monday, August 30th, 2010
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Fremont News of the Day

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From the cops:

Officer Todd Young had an additional surgery Sunday, which went well.  He will have more procedures this week and he is currently sedated.

A bicyclist sustained major injuries Saturday when he/she crashed into the rear of a parked vehicle in the area of Paseo Padre Parkway and Durham Road. He/She was taken to San Jose Regional Hospital.

Police are investigating an auto fire on Carribean Common Saturday as a possible arson.

A woman was at home with her two children Sunday when she saw a naked man outside her home masturbating. Officers caught the man, a sex registrant, who moved from Hayward to Fremont last week.

From Facebook:
From the photos I’m seeing, I might have been the only person who missed Anu Natarajan’s campaign kickoff party Friday evening. Lots of interesting pairings in attendance: Nadia Lockyer and Liz Figueroa as well as Sue Chan and Trisha Tahmasbi. If I showed, I probably would have been stuck chit-chatting with Marshak.

In this photo, you’ve got Ray Tong, the man who’s supposed build Fremont’s Berkeley Bowl Supermarket, John Dutra, Jr., Sue Chan and some dude I don’t know.
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And here is Anu with the always cheerful Dirk Lorenz, who the council could vote to join them on the dais next year after Bob Wieckowski departs to Sacramento.
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Posted on Monday, August 30th, 2010
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Smart girl lives in Fremont

The education beat is totally easy. PR flacks and administrators hand you stuff on a silver platter.

I just got an email about Riya Chandra. She’s a fifth grader at Mission San Jose Elementary School, but somehow she’s one of 10 finalists for the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, which is for middle school students.

She’ll compete in New York this fall, with the winner receiving a $50,000 savings bond.
For more on Riya, including a video, click here.

Posted on Sunday, August 29th, 2010
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A whopper of a story

What exciting new building kept County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman and three council members away from lunch at one of their favorite local Quizno’s franchises and brought them to the Irvington district?

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It’s the rebuilt McDonald’s on Grimmer: The one that’s run by the son of the guy who invented the Quarter Pounder.

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Photos taken from Bill Rinetti’s facebook post.

Posted on Sunday, August 29th, 2010
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Fremont police officer shot in Oakland

3:45 P.M. UPDATE: OFFICER HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS TODD YOUNG. HE WAS SHOT IN THE GROIN AND PELVIS AND NEEDED 60 PINTS OF BLOOD, ACCORDING TO THIS STORY.

UPDATE: OFFICER IS STILL IN ICU LISTED IN CRITICAL BUT STABLE CONDITION. POLICE HAVEN’T RELEASED HIS NAME.

The story is on our website, but it’s a little hard to find.

Click here to read about it.

Posted on Friday, August 27th, 2010
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