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Archive for March, 2011

Fremont News of the Day

fremontFrom the cops:

One day after a burglar stole $2,000 worth of cigarettes from the Safeway in Irvington, a farsighted robber entered the premises. He followed a woman and wrestled from her what he thought was her purse, but turned out to be her umbrella. He gave up the umbrella and fled the scene.

A drunk driver collided into a street light at Paseo Padre Parkway and Darwin. Officers arrested the driver.

Two officers stopped a driver at Davis Street and Grimmer Boulevard. The driver was nervous, and when officers tried to search him, he attacked. Officers subdued the driver, found marijuana in the care and arrested him for drug possession and fighting with police.

From the world of cricket:

UPDATE #2: OMG: India won! I have no idea what I’ve just seen. India vs Pakistan in the semis next week.

UPDATE #1 India’s coming back. This is borderline not horribly boring.

Woe is India. The pre-tournament favorites are losing in the Cricket World Cup quarter finals  by like 100 widgets (or whatever they call those things) to Australia. We should know the winner sometime next week. Pakistan has already made it into the semis.

Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2011
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Fremont News of the late afternoon

fremontFrom the cops

Someone managed to snag the key to the locked cigarette cabinet at the Safeway in Irvington and depart with more than $2,000 in stolen cigarettes.

Meanwhile at Raley’s, a burglar battled with store security before being arrested by the cops.
And in Niles, an officer spotted a stolen van and waited for the driver to take off. The cop stopped the driver and arrested him.

From the world of fine cuisine:

Fremont’s New Yong Kang Seafood Restaurant was named to the Top 100 local favorites at the 7th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Awards. This according to Small Business Services in Newark. Fishy.

From the City Council:

Council members pleased disability rights leaders by approving new design standards to make buildings more accessible. They pleased me by adjourning before 8 p.m.

Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
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Tree down

A Pecan hickory planted in 1876 fell Tuesday at Shinn Historical Park and Arboretum, the victim of steady rains and root fungus.

treedown

Photo by Mildred Oliver.

Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
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Pension Meter

Fremont is listed as being resonably good.

Check it out here.

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2011
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Fremont News of the Day

RED LIGHT CAMERAFrom me:
I had two stories in the Sunday paper:
This onewas about Red light camera violations going way down at the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Mohave Drive after Caltrans lengthened the yellow light by 0.7 seconds. I’ve got a bad feeling I wrote “Mohave Boulevard” in the story instead of “Mohave Drive.” Good thing street signs can’t call and demand corrections.

And this one is about Paddy’s Coffee House in Union City giving up live music rather than paying another $400 to get a license for copyrighted music.

From the cops:
A motorist lost control of his car and crashed into a tree while driving to pass a dump truck on Mission Boulevard south of Paseo Padre Parkway. The driver of the dump truck tried to assist, but did more harm than good. He forgot to put his truck in park. The unattended truck rolled right into the car that smashed into the tree.

Police arrested a knife-waving man who was ranting about the government outside the Armed Forces Recruiting Center.

A student at Horner Junior High School lost an iPod to a knife-wielding robber.

Four men with handguns robbed the safe and laptop from the McDonalds near Fremont Boulevard and Mowry Avenue.

Police arrested a man they say attacked his ex-girlfriend with a broken bottle at the El Camino Real bar in Niles.

A customer at CJ Liquors got between a drunk man and his pronography and nearly paid a dear price. The store clerk wanted the drunk man out of the store. The customer tried to help, and ended up punching the drunk pornography peruser in the face several times. The drunk left the store, but came back shortly with a knife yelling
at the customer, “You’re going to die.”  There was a short struggle before the the drunk left again. He was later arrested.

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2011
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Timber

This 40-foot tree fell at Mission Boulevard and Las Palmas.

tree

Posted on Friday, March 18th, 2011
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Fremont News of the Day

fremontFrom the cops:
A person walking home with beer from the AM/PM station at Blacow and Stevenson was an easy target for a heavyset perp. The perp struck the victim in the head and took his iPod.

Burglars broke a rear sliding glass door to a home on Cruz Court off of Gomes Road, and grabbed some jewelry.

Lots of burglaries at this storage facility on Enterprise Drive.

Posted on Friday, March 18th, 2011
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Oops again

Karma is a you-know-what.

A few weeks ago I posted that photo of the mangled Fremont fire station garage door. Sure enough this week, someone crashed into my beautiful garage in Oakland, putting it out of commission. Oh well.

karma

Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2011
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Assembly one vote shy of killing redevelopment

Got a voicemail that the Assembly was one vote shy of doing away with redevelopment. More votes probably to come. I’m told Assemblymember Wieckowski voted in favor of ending redevelopment.

Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
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Fremont City Council History

Sometimes we break news and sometimes we have about a three month lag time. This falls into the latter category.

In January former Mayor Gus Morrison sent out a spreadsheet documenting the tenures of all 35 men and women who over the past 55 years have sacrificed their Tuesday nights for Fremont residents and strip mall developers.

From Gus:

As you can see, in our 55 year history, only 38 people have been elected to the council.  Three others were appointed, but did ever run for election.  Of those 41, 19 have died and 9 have moved away from Fremont, leaving 13 still here.  5 of you are serving and the remaining 8 are watching closely.
 
Of those who left office (some more than once, so the count won’t work) 18 decided not to run again, 13 lost reelection, 4 termed out, 2 were temporary appointees, and 1 resigned office.

Here’s the spreadsheet:
council history of fremont

Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
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