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January 28, 2014 > Fremont News Briefs

Fremont News Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

New Public Art
The City of Fremont is pleased to announce that planning for a new public art sculpture called ÒUnity,Ó is under way and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015. The Fremont Art Review Board had recommended that a public art piece be placed at the corner of Stevenson Boulevard and Paseo Padre Parkway.

The sculpture is currently being constructed by Bruce Beasley, a renowned abstract expressionist sculptor whose work can be found in the permanent collection of 30 art museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Art Museum of China in Beijing and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, DC.

The sculpture, at a cost of $205,700, will feature six stainless steel light-reflecting rings. According to Beasley, the art piece represents the synergy of Fremont Ðthe total combination of the citizens, the elected government, the City staff, the businesses and the physical environment. To learn more about FremontÕs art in public places, please visit

Fremont Housing Element 2015 Ð 2023
What are the key housing issues facing the City of Fremont, and how should they be addressed?

These are questions we will consider as we update the CityÕs Housing Element for the planning period 2015 to 2023. The Housing Element is part of FremontÕs General Plan and outlines the policies and programs the City will implement to meet the housing needs of current and future Fremont residents.Ê Our goal is to conserve the CityÕs existing housing stock as well as provide opportunities for new housing for a variety of income groups.
Unlike other elements of the General Plan, the Housing Element is subject to review and certification by the State Department of Housing and Community Development. State certification helps the City qualify for affordable housing funds and other grant funding opportunities for public projects. It also helps ensure the legal adequacy of the General Plan and demonstrates that the City is doing its fair share to address regional housing needs.
As we move forward with updating the City of Fremont HousingÕs Element for the planning period 2015 to 2023, weÕd love to hear your thoughts regarding FremontÕs housing issues. Please submit your feedback at
And if youÕd like to learn more about the Housing Element, please visit: To view the current 2007-2014 Housing Element, check out

Urban Hip Hop for Teens
Did you ever want to know what it's like to be a part of a Youth Hip Hop Dance group? From choreography to blocking and casting, this will be a fun class to increase your dance level. Come join and groove with diverse styles of movement. Whether you have a lot of experience or none at all, dip your toes in this fun class that is sure to be a hit. Wear sneakers, comfortable clothes, bring water to drink, and be ready to get your groove on! This is a recital class, performing in the spring 2014. Check out our Recreation Guide for more dance classes and details at or to register visit us online at For more information, contact Debra Crenshaw at or (510) 791-4351.
Hollywood Ð Bollywood!
This is not your same old Bollywood dance routines. Learn the nuances of real-time Bollywood Dance! From tips to tricks, learn this trendy art form while keeping in shape and enhancing your energy level. Be a Star!Ê Bring a water bottle and hand towel to each class and wear breathable dance clothes.Ê All levels are welcome. Sign up today and bring a friend. Check out our Recreation Guide for more dance classes and details at or to register visit us online at For more information, contact Debra Crenshaw at or (510) 791-4351.

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