August 6, 2013 > City of Fremont Briefs
City of Fremont Briefs
Submitted By Cheryl Golden
Scott Creek Road restriping:
The City has identified street striping improvements that should help reduce delays and improve safety on Scott Creek Road and Kato Road during peak commute hours. The intersection at Warm Springs Boulevard was striped with one westbound through lane from Scott Creek Road to Kato Road and two left turn lanes from Scott Creek Road to southbound Warm Springs Road. The striping has now been modified to change the outside left turn lane into a second through lane which will double the amount of traffic that can get through the intersection onto Kato Road during each signal cycle.
In case cars continue to back up on Scott Creek Road or Kato Road, the City will also be striping "KEEP CLEAR" areas on westbound Scott Creek Road at the Zinfandel Street and Riesling Street intersections and on eastbound Kato Road at the Tree Fern Common and Palo Verde Common intersections. The "KEEP CLEAR" pavement markings should be installed in the first few weeks of August.
According to Business Insider, Fremont ranked No. 2 on the list of the "20 Safest Cities in America." With a population of 217,000, Fremont has high performing schools, a median household income well above the national average, and citizens who value and participate in preserving the level of public safety everyone enjoys.
Special Saturday PEP Class:
The City of Fremont's Fire Department, Support Services Division will offer a special one-day only free Personal Emergency Preparedness class. This class is specifically designed to help residents prepare for a disaster and to take care of themselves and their families before, during, and after a disaster. This class will also offer hands-on training after the class.
This is a one-time three-hour class on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (hands-on training at 12:30 p.m.). Class will be held at Fremont Fire Training Tower, 7200 Stevenson Blvd. If your group would like to schedule your own personal group PEP class at your location (hands-on training not included), contact Chuck Guaraglia, Public Education with the Fremont Fire Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 792-3473.
Expand your Lake Elizabeth experience:
Our fleet of 30 paddle boats is waiting for you and your family. New for 2013, Stand Up Paddle Boards. Rental boats are available on weekends and holidays April through September from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and daily operations June 20 through Labor Day weekend. Call (510) 790-5541 or visit www.Fremont.gov/Boating for current information.
Tiny Tots Program:
Are you looking for a preschool program for your child this fall? If so, register your child for the City's Tiny Tots Program online through our registration website, www.RegeRec.com. There are several locations throughout Fremont including Warm Springs, Irvington, Centerville, Los Cerritos, and Niles. Our programs are designed to introduce and prepare your child for their first years of school, whether they are toddlers or pre-K students. Fall classes start Sept. 4. For more information visit www.Fremont.gov/TinyTots or call (510) 494-4349.
Indoor Sports Jam:
Feeling the heat from the summer sun? Check out the City's Indoor Sports Jam for ages 5 to 12, located at the Irvington Community Center. This camp is a great way for your child to enjoy the summer, play a variety of sports, participate in arts and crafts, and take a break from the heat. This multi-sport camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes a variety of indoor sports like basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer, kickball, and much more. Check us out on www.Fremont.gov/Camps or in the City's purple Summer Recreation Guide on page 49. For more information call (510) 791-4334.