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Fremont News of the Day

By Matt Artz
Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 2:32 pm in Uncategorized.

From the cops:

Officer Todd Young continues to recover and is slowly being drawn out of his chemically induced coma.  Doctors are optimistic that in time he will be able to make a full recovery.  Todd remains in ICU with no further operations scheduled.

Here are a few more rushed tidbits.

Jill Keimach, who has headed Fremont’s Planning Department for several years is leaving to be the city manager in Moraga. Her departure follows the departure last month of Deputy City Manager Melissa Dile, who took a similar job in Mountain View.

Some bastard or bastards ransacked the garden at Azevada Elementary School late Wednesday, hurling pumpkins at the school and repeatedly stabbing one gourd that was too big to lift. They also chucked a lot of tomatoes from the garden at the school. I’m hoping to have  time to post a photo of the punctured pumpkin, but sundown is fast approaching.

What else?

Several Fremont natives have a surf band and played at the Great American Music Hall in SF recently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UmmbF1Zyvk

And, the City of Fremont earned kudos for its website.

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  • VOR

    Congrats to Ms. Keimach for landing such a great job promotion. As for Ms. Dile taking, what sounds like a lateral move to Mtn. View, raises questions as to what is going on in COF management. Or did you mean she took a job as City Manager for Mtn. View? Similar as to what she had in Fremont, or similar to what Ms. Keimach landed in Moraga?

  • Californiaguy

    Fred Diaz, the Person running Fremont is having his staff jump ship. Rumor that He runs his staff with a iron fist. During council meetings, How many times have you heard Mayor Wasserman being interrupted by Fred to give Him the actual facts. This usually is answered by Mayor Wasserman saying, “Is that right”
    It bothers me that someone wielding that much power is NOT a elected Official and apparently answers to no one.
    Not even the residents of Fremont. It is time for a change

  • VOR

    If you wish to get the full story on Ms. Dile’s move you will have to read about it in our local paper, the Tri-City Voice. Sorry Martz, but I think you would agree the Argus isn’t very local any more.

    Here’s the Diles story. Very attractive woman!
    http://www.tricityvoice.com/displayPages.php?issue=2010-09-14&page=33

  • Matt Artz

    VOR, I agree we aren’t very local, but disagree that the TCV is a newspaper. My apologies for not reporting Ms. Dile’s departure when it happened. After the bikini barista story, I should have known that people like reading about attractive folks, even if they’re bureaucrats.

  • bbox231
  • VOR

    No apology necessary Martz. You did report the changing of the guard on TCB, but I don’t remember seeing anything in the Argus about it. The TCV coverage provided additional detail to fill in story. I guess it’s good to have multiple sources to rely upon for local news and events.

  • Matt Artz
  • bbox231

    Matt – I am unclear as to what new direction you are trying to spin this dialogue. Are you attempting to infer that “newspaper” and “advertorial” are mutually exclusive of one another ?

    I am pretty clear, however, as to your *original* opinion which appears to be in serious conflict with widely accepted fact.

  • VOR

    I am not trying to defend TCV as carrying the latest, up to the minute local news because it does not. It fills a purpose, besides being Bill Marshak’s personal soapbox. It provides a spot for local businesses to advertise. When I look at the ads for restaurants and entertainment venues in the Argus they typically have addresses in Walnut Creek, Concord, Danville, San Ramon and places due east. The Argus is now without question a regional newspaper with one local page. I understand the economics involved and do not question the business model. Do I read TCV from cover to cover? No, and I question some of the off-the-wall news it does decide to carry. Like I said, it has its place.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpZ0gg6MI1E Andrew Cavette

    The surf band link seems to be malfunctioning (it does not link and if you force the issue, the video is incorrect).

    I happen to know the guys in the band, so here’s the proper video. Enjoy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALTi1vaDYNQ