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Fremont, CA

Gangs in fremont area

Ah, but you see, to you the 70's are the old days. It really is all a question of perspective, isn't it? Of course, the real crime that is happening in Fremont is the effect that the coarsening of our society is having on the children who are forced to grow up in this environment. It's no wonder that private and home schooling is so popular now. "BTW", I've tried saying hello to the kids - the reply I got would be bleeped on Howard Stern  (Sep 7, 2007 | post #10)

Fremont, CA

A's, Fremont near stadium deal

See you at the polls! I have no illusions about defeating this particular development - when City management has made up it's mind that it's going to do something, it's going to do it. I'm sure that the check has cleared the bank by now. But those on the City Council who vote for it may not be playing a "long ball game" - they do come up for re-election every so often, even if they take a shot at moving on to the county or state level. Also "BTW", you don't really know where Jack is from - my name shows me as being in Newark, but I live in Fremont. Jack may just work in Berkeley, or go to school there  (Sep 7, 2007 | post #27)

Fremont, CA

Fremont Bank Aqua Adventure Water Park

The City already has a facility called Quarry Lakes where kids can go for these activities. This is just a municipal pissing contest where Fremont wants to one-up Newark for building the Silliman Center. What about all of the after-school programs, family counseling, transportation for seniors, expanded library hours, street maintenance, and other services that could benefit from all of the money that this project will literally send down the drain? This isn't what all of the public wants - I'm the public, too, and a large number of my friends are also the public, and we pay attention, and contribute to compaigns, and we vote in every election. Think about it, Council members  (Sep 7, 2007 | post #3)

Fremont, CA

What to do . . . drug sales

I do sincerely appreciate your advice, and I feel that you're offering it with the best of intentions. However, these aren't the kind of people who you want to deal with over a meatloaf and mashed potatoes. They are, truly, the people your parents warned you about. The police simply abrogate their responsibility by asking if you've talked to them - yeah, right, isn't that their job? I'm not aware of a neighborhood watch group in my area, but will check to be sure - most of the residents now are so busy with two jobs to make their mortgates that they don't have time to supervise their kids, much less go to meetings. But, again, I do appreciate the time you took to respond. I'm still hoping that there's an avenue out there that I can use to get this resolved  (Sep 7, 2007 | post #3)

Fremont, CA

A's, Fremont near stadium deal

Once again, Jack, we are in agreement. Fremont not have the infrastructure (on so many levels) that would be required to support a boondoggle like this. It is simply a case of our City Fathers (and Mothers) rolling over yet again to let the business intrests in this town scratch their bellies, giving no thought to the interests of the residents WHO ELECTED THEM and who will have to live with the consequences of their irresponsibility. Does no one out there remember the pickle that Oakland residents found themselves in with the Colisium? A wake-up call to Bobs Wieckowski and Wasserman and the others who support this disaster-in-the-making - some of us long-time residents aren't leaving, have time on our hands to work in campaigns, and have long memories. If you vote to approve this, we will vote for someone else and work to elect someone who opposed it  (Sep 7, 2007 | post #25)

Fremont, CA

What to do . . . drug sales

OK, what do you do if you know that your neighbor's kid is selling drugs out of his parents house? Dozens of cars coming by all hours of the day and night, the visitors making cell calls to get the kid to open the side door of the house, only staying about 5-10 minutes a piece, the general apparance of the visitors and their vehicles, it's not hard to know what's going on. Any suggestions? I'm just worried about the element that this is bringing into a neighborhood that used to be good - I don't want them breaking into my house or carjacking me to get something to give this kid in exchange for the product. I can't imagine what his parents are thinking, if they're thinking.  (Sep 7, 2007 | post #1)

Fremont, CA

Gangs in fremont area

Joyce - thank God for another old-timer! We remember what kind of place Fremont used to be, don't we? For me, that makes the slow decline over the years particularly painful to watch. It sounds like you're not still a Fremont resident - is that correct? I'm still here, primarily due to the parent-child transfer that keeps my property tax low, witnessing the slow circling of the drain by the town that I used to love, now sort of tolerate. What do you think, Joyce - is it too late for Fremont to pull a Rocky and come back for the title? As for the gang issue, isn't it sad that you can't even make eye contact with, much less talk to, your neighbor's adolescent kids anymore because they're so obviously affiliated with some group or other and you're afraid that, if you say the wrong thing or betray the slightest weakness, you'll be subject to some kind of retribution? In old Fremont, the parents ran the neighborhood, not the kids  (Sep 7, 2007 | post #7)

Fremont, CA

gangs in fremont

Dear "yeah", please dial it down just a bit and take it easier on Jack. I'm thinking that Jack and I both remember a time in Fremont when discussions about issues like this could be done civilly without automatically jumping to the worst possible conclusions about the motivations of the other party. We also remember when Fremont was a safe, small town with no pretensions of competing with places like Oakland - Oakland is fine, if that is what you are looking for. Perhaps you would enjoy living there. It is our City leadership which is leading us down the yellow brick road to an Emerald City, green from all of the money made by the business interests which hold their leash. People who don't remember what Fremont was can't possibly mourn the loss of its innocence like us old-timers do. Think - care - seek peace  (Sep 7, 2007 | post #14)

Fremont, CA

Fremont Bank Aqua Adventure Water Park

Anyone out there have any info on how to contact an established group or groups that are working in opposition to this development? Contact info for individuals would also be welcome. It would be easier for my friends and I to join a group than start from scratch. Thanks!  (Sep 7, 2007 | post #1)