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[17 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Fremont City Council to Discuss Support for Prop 8 Lawsuit | ]

Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
At November 18th’s Fremont City Council meeting, City Attorney Harvey Levine will be presenting his legal brief concerning three lawsuits filed by the city and county of San Francisco and a handful of other city and county governments challenging the legal authority of Proposition 8. According to Mayor Bob Wasserman, the request that the city sign onto the lawsuits did not come from the San Francisco city attorney, but from local residents.
At the meeting, city council members will discuss potential actions the city can take, or …

Education, Fremont, Government »

[17 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Increasing Need for Homeless Student Services | ]

Story by: Linsay Rousseau Burnett
With unemployment reaching new highs and the rate of foreclosures showing no sign of slowing, stability becomes a fleeting concept for families who find themselves out of work and out of a home. For children, this instability and impermanence could potentially jeopardize their education. Since 1987, a federal program has been in place to help assist these children and as their numbers rise, these services have become increasingly pertinent.

Business, Fremont, Multimedia, Warm Springs »

[16 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

By Karen Weise — As General Motors told Congress this week that it needed federal aid to stay afloat, the 510Report looks back at General Motors’ presence in Fremont. This timeline pulls together research from historic press coverage of New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), the joint-venture plant between GM and Toyota.
NUMMI has long been held as a one of the best plants in the country, with relatively collaborative labor relations, a highly efficient production process, and some of the lowest default rates in the industry.

Business, Civic Life, Faces & Places, Fremont, Government, Multimedia »

[15 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Audio: Falling Gas Prices Just a Drop In the Bucket | ]

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Gas prices dropped by one third in the past month, from $3.52 to $2.37.  But with the economy in convulsions, does anyone even notice?

Arts & Culture, Centerville, Fremont, Government, Immigration »

[14 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Obama Must Broaden Afghan Strategy | ]

By Mateen Kaul
The United States needs greater economic and diplomatic efforts, rather than just a better military strategy, to improve the situation in Afghanistan, according to Afghans settled in Fremont.

Arts & Culture, Fremont »

[8 Nov 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

By Mateen Kaul
American Muslims in Fremont backed Senator Barack Obama’s push for the Presidency, but not his advice to vote no on Prop 8.

Business, Civic Life, Fremont, Government, Multimedia »

[7 Nov 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Reported by Tyler Sipe and Karen Weise using Federal Election Commission filings database between Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, 2008.
Graphic by Weise
Biographies by Sipe
Fremont residents donated about $739,809 to various political campaigns during 2008, according to newsmeat.com.  Fremont zip code 94539 contributed the most to political campaigns, amounting to $337,610, according to the Web site.  Below is a list of short biographies of Fremont’s top 10 political campaign contributors, in addition to where their money flowed.

Civic Life, Education, Faces & Places, Fremont, Government, Irvington, Mission San Jose, Niles »

[6 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Fremont Mayor’s Campaign Apparently Violated State Education Law By Recruiting Students at Schools | ]

High School Junior Andrea Shyu did not even know who the mayor of Fremont was before signing up to volunteer for his re-election campaign. Now, the 16-year-old spends up to eight hours a week canvassing door-to-door and putting up lawn signs.
Shyu is one of 130 students Mayor Bob Wasserman’s campaign recruited from high school classrooms and at school activities fairs. The campaign offered students like Shyu community service credit, an “intern” title for their resumes and college recommendation letters. While this all seemed like simply offering students campaign experience and …

Arts & Culture, Fremont »

[6 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Fremont Hindus Celebrate Diwali | ]

By Mateen Kaul
People dressed in traditional Indian clothes celebrated Diwali with food, music and prayers at Fremont’s Hindu Temple on Saturday night, October 25.

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[6 Nov 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Photos and Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
April 1st, 2008. The 911 call came at 2:30am from a woman reporting that she had been raped and robbed inside her apartment. Fremont patrol officers quickly located the suspect in an adjacent apartment where he had barricaded himself inside. It was time to call in the SWAT team. The team quickly surrounded and locked down the building. But after nine hours of failed negotiations, SWAT officers fired tear gas into the apartment. The suspect immediately surrendered was taken into custody without injury.