Fremont News of the Day

fremont_news_linkFrom the cops:

Police were called to Central Park where people reported that a man was groping himself near the water park. The episode climaxed when an officer arrived and arrested him for outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

Police got a call from homeowner that there was a lady in his house. She walked out, and he followed her until police found both of them. Turned out the house was vacant and had become a favorite for squatters and drug users. The lady was arrested for having a syringe.

A would be bike thief was confronted by the bike’s owner at the Fremont BART Station. They started going at it and the thief ran off, but was chased down by police, who had to Taser him.

From the wire:
Fremont bank has strong profits but sagging revenue.


Fremont News of the day

From the cops:

Three blond men were siphoning gas out of someone’s car on Gatewood Street in beautiful Irvingtonfremont_news_link. That someone apparently approached the blonds, who showed him that they had a knife. The blonds left before police arrived.


Reduced library hours

The Fremont Main Library is reducing hours on Wednesdays to make up for a reduction in funding.

The library has been opened from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. But Starting Sept. 8, it’ll only be open from noon to 6 p.m. Late evening library lovers can go to the Union City branch, 34007 Alvarado-Niles Blvd. It’ll be open till 8 p.m.


New life for The Derby Club?

Maybe there’s a good reason why Joe’s Corner in Niles can’t get a new liquor license, but the Derby Club can, but I don’t get it. Maybe the Derby Club can call itself a restaurant? I’ll try to find out.

But it looks like Niles is about to get back up to three bars. Their application for a liquor license is in the window:


Fremont News of the Day

fremontFrom the cops:
Police sent out this message letting people know about several recent fires being sent in Northgate/Brookvale area:
Attention Northgate and Brookvale residents – there have been 5 incidents involving fires in the last 2 months. Four occurred on the Warwick Elementary School grounds. Another incident occurred at Surry Park, 2 miles east from Warwick at the end of Surry Pl. There have been other incidents of vandalism also at the school. Please be alert to suspicious activity and report it to the Police Department.

All fires still burning small or large should be reported by calling 9-1-1. Fires that are out and with damage of charring should be reported as suspicious activity by calling 790-6800, press 3 to be connected directly to Dispatch.


A new Ohlone Candidate

Warm Springs district stalwart Jan Giovannini-Hill has decided to run for the Ohlone College Board. So with John Weed not running for re-election after 33 years in office, the candidates for the two Fremont seats are:

1) Garrett Yee
2) Ishan Shah
3) Jan Giovannini-Hill
4) Bob Brunton

Giovannini-Hill lost to Weed by about 10 points in 2006. It’ll be interesting to see who the Dems endorse to keep the Republican Brunton from getting back on the board.


In your face, MSJHS

U.S. News and World Report might thingk mighty Mission San Jose High School is hot stuff, but the Ladies Home Journal prefers Irvington High School.

Irvington is one of 10  schools honored by the magazine for innovative programs.

Here’s what they said about Irvington:

Irvington High School, Grades 9-12 (Fremont, CA):  Recycling and conservation are a core part of its program.  Every classroom has compact fluorescent light bulbs and solar panels, which has resulted in a 33 percent drop in electricity use and big savings.  But the green momentum is just one aspect of the school’s yearlong Change Project, which requires students to find new ways to serve the community.