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Fremont News of the Day

fremontFrom the cops:

Police have learned the identity of last week’s fatal bicycle accident along Alameda Creek. They didn’t disclose it in their roster this morning, but did report that it was a 79-year-old man, who was reported missing on Saturday.

The residents of the 4300 block of Porter Street were treated to a gang fight Saturday. Most of the 15-20 no-goodnicks were Nortenos. Cops arrested one of them. The others fled and the “victims” didn’t want to talk.

Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2011
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Fremont News of the Day

fremont_news_linkFrom the cops:

An officer saw a familiar parolee and drugie working on a car near the Starbucks at Mowry and Blacow. The parolee was carrying meth and some pipes. His lady, who had a felony warrant, was arrested with him.

Two cops recognized a parolee riding along in a vehicle. The parolee recognized them too and tossed out a stolen cell phone from the car. That didn’t help him. He went to jail for possession of stolen property and a parole violation.

Crooks forced their way through the front door of a business on Osgood Road and left with computer motherboards, memory chips and hard drives.

A 10-year-old boy walked into the bathroom Thursday to find his 81-year-old grandmother dead on the toilet. No foul play.

From the wire:

Fremont Bulletin’s story on Planning Commission rejecting changes for Center Theater

Irvington folks have raised $30,000 for 4th of July Parade.

Unintentional massage parlor zoning comedy at City Council Tuesday

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Fremont News of the Day

fremontFrom the cops:

Fremont cops got money to set up stings against stores that sell cigarettes to minors. Officers set up decoys to make 226 purchase attempts over four days. Only 15 of the 226 purchase attempts (6.6 percent) did clerks sell the cigarettes to the 15 to 17-year-old decoys. Those bad clerks  were given citations. The sale of tobacco products to a minor (under 18) is a misdemeanor, which carries a penalty up to a $1000 fine, depending on prior offenses.

A middle-aged man crashed his bike and died on the Alameda Creek Trail under I-880. More on that in tomorrow’s paper.

A studnet scheduled to graduate John F. Kennedy High School tomorrow started partying early. He boozed himself up, crashed his car and drove away.

A woman in the area of Logan and Central called police when she saw a man that looked similar to someone who had burglarized her home. Officers arrived, searched the man and found a handgun in his front pocket.

From the Fremont City Council:

The budget is passed, a massage parlor can move into another massage parlor’s turf, zoning changes could lead to more than 100 apartments (maybe low-income) in Downtown Niles.

Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
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Fremont News of the Day

fremont_news_linkFrom the cops:

Cops tracked down a man Friday they say used a knife to carjacd a man at 9:24 a.m. at SBC Liquors in Fremont. The cops located the stolen car, chased it to a dead-end street and then finally caught the carjacker after he had climbed a wall to elude one officer. During the pursuit for the carjacker, a resident on East Warren Avenue got in the way of two burglars trying to steal stuff from his house. It was bad timing for him. All the cops were dealing with the carjacker, so they had to come later.

A resident on Pennsylvania Avenue opened her front door Saturday to find a male neighbor at the door threatening to break her arms and legs unless she paid up on some bet. Cops arrived, and the man decided to try to break one of the officer’s arms and legs. He got Wrapped after trying to headbutt the window of a patrol car.

Someone invited a known juvenile robber to house party in Ardenwood. The robber punched a 17-year-old in the face and took his cell phone. Officers shut down the party, but couldn’t find the crook.

From Niles:

Vote to get money for the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

From a Hindu activist in Nevada:
A few months ago some Hindu leader in Nevada sent out a press release to lots of folks that Hindus in Fremont wanted Diwali to a school holiday. I called a couple of local folks, and didn’t sense that there was any local movement for this, but I guess the Mercury News found a big supporter in Sunnyvale. Read the story here.

Fremont sued over officer-involved shooting

Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2011
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The maps

Here are the relevant maps.
You’ll see that Bob Wieckowski’s assembly district would have a lot less of Fremont and a lot more of San Jose. He’d also lose Union City and the new Silicon Valley Shell Station to Assemblymember Mary Hayashi of Hayward.

State Sen. Ellen Corbett’s realm would be untouched.

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State Senate District

New Stark District

Fremont Congressional District

Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2011
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Competition for Stark

I’m still looking at the maps. It appears that Stark, who last I heard was registered to vote in San Leandro, would have to face a fellow Democratic incumbent next year under the first draft of the congressional district maps.

Grouped with San Leandro, Hayward and Union City are Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton, which is home to Rep. Jerry McNerney. It would be interesting to see if Stark would step aside or fight for the seat. His folks told me last week that at this point Stark is planning to run in 2012.

Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2011
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Fremont and Newark grouped in San Jose Congressional District

Well the redistricting commission changed the congressional boundaries, but not quite the way Fremont officials were hoping.

Instead of keeping Fremont as part of an Alameda County district represented by Pete Stark, the commission’s first draft has almost all of Fremont and all of Newark as part of a district with Milpitas and eastern San Jose.

It appears that the district boundary would be State Route 84. That would mean everything north of Peralta would stick with Stark, but I’m not 100 percent sure about that from the maps. It would also mean that several Indo-American politicos hoping to elect an Indo-American successor to Pete Stark won’t be happy to see the Ardenwood district severed from the rest of Fremont.

Take a peak of the map, by clicking here.

Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2011
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Setback for Center Theater

To my surprise, the Planning Commission failed to approve a proposal to expand to uses for the Center Theater to allow it to hold banquets, concerts and other gatherings.

Planning Commissioner Dan Lydon, who served as Fremont’s fire chief, led the charge against the proposal, citing fire safety concerns with the building. The commission needed four votes to endorse the plan, and they only got three.

The theater owner will likely appeal to the City Council, where he might get more sympathy from Fremont’s former police chief.

You know what stinks about Fremont? I’m ready to leave this Planning Commission and catch the last five minutes of the basketball game. But the nearest place that’s showing it is Hooters, and I’ve worn out my welcome there.

Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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Judge issues injunction delaying Niles Canyon Road project

Temporary injunction through June 23, when there will be a hearing.

Caltrans had scheduled to start work on June 15.

Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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Fremont News of the Day

fremont_news_linkFrom the cops:

A drunk man called police and said that someone had shot at him in the Charter Square parking lot. Not true, so the cops arrested him for being drunk in public.

A young man in a hoodie barked like a dog as he bashed a woman with a rock and ripped a necklace from around her neck. Cops didn’t way where robbery took place.

A short man in blue relieved a 19-year-old woman of her purse, laptop and cell phone at the Pathfinder Village Apartments.


Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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