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March 4, 2014 > City of Fremont briefs

City of Fremont briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

The City of FremontÕs Fire Department is offering a free Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) class, which will teach you how to take care of yourself and your family before, during and after a disaster.

In just a single three-hour class, you will become an expert in:
?Earthquake and Disaster Awareness
?Gas, Electric and Water Shut-off
?Hazardous Material Awareness
?Fire Extinguisher Types
?Smoke Detector Placement
?Sheltering In-place

Classes are held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Fremont Fire Training Tower, 7200 Stevenson Blvd. on: ?Tuesday, Mar 11; ?Wednesday, May 14; ?Wednesday, July 9;
Tuesday, Sept 9; ?Thursday, Nov 13. Special Saturday classes are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (with hands-on training at 12:30 p.m.) at the Fremont Fire Training Tower, 7200 Stevenson Blvd. on: Saturday, Mar 15; Saturday, July 19

To register for a free PEP class, choose any one date that fits your schedule and call (510) 494-4244 or send an email to If you are part of a group and would like to schedule your own personal group PEP class at another location, please contact Chuck Guaraglia, Public Education with the Fremont Fire Department, at (510) 792-3473 or

Plans are underway for FremontÕs Artist Walk, a high-quality mixed-use project that will be located on Fremont Boulevard between Thornton Avenue and Bonde Way, in the heart of the Centerville Town Center. The City envisions five modern-looking buildings with 185 residential apartment units and 28,000 square feet of retail space. Artist Walk will serve to provide a Òsense of placeÓ for the community. An enhanced internal main street at its center will connect Fremont Boulevard to Post Street, providing public space for weekend farmersÕ markets and art show events. Artist Walk will also include a privately-owned and operated community room that will be made available to the broader Centerville community for art exhibits, cultural displays, fundraisers and small presentations/music events. BHV CenterStreet Properties is anticipated to purchase the land from the City and begin construction in late 2015.

Preschoolers are naturally curious about the world around them. This can lead to exciting and fun opportunities for learning. Join us for Tiny Tots Pre-school Science class, where weÕll be exploring, discovering, and nurturing your preschool studentsÕ curiosity. Our exciting and innovative lessons will spark excitement in your preschooler or kindergartner by introducing them to the wonderful world of science.

Science activities for children ages four to six help jumpstart the development of logical thinking, the process of learning by observation, and fosters a love of learning. Above all, children learn that science is fun!

These classes support vocabulary development, math, literacy, creativity, and investigation as we engage in fun, hands-on educational science experiments. WeÕll study Physical Science (gravity, energy, and temperature), Life Science (mammals, reptiles, basic human biology, and plants), and Earth Science (landforms, weather, natural disasters, recycling, and ecology).

Sign up today for this exciting new class. Each session spans four weeks and is offered on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Warm Springs playground building. For more information, visit:, or to register, visit: questions, contact Katie at or (510) 494-4349.

Travel Training provides seniors and people with disabilities the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to ride public transportation. Workshops include classroom instruction and outings on buses and BART. Small group and one-on-one specialized trainings are available. Trainings cover accessibility of transit, trip planning skills, safety information and tips, fare information, and how to use a clipper card. Travel training can increase a personÕs independence and increase access to community resources. To schedule a small group or one-on-one training please call (510) 574-2053.

Upcoming Training Dates

Travel Training
Mar 10 and Mar 11
9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Newark Senior Center
7401 Enterprise Dr.

Internet Resources Workshop
Mar 14
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Fremont Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy.

Travel Training
Mar 31 and Apr 1
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fremont Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy.

The Fremont Police Department is currently accepting applications for the teen Explorer Program. The Explorer Program is a fun and safe way for teenagers to learn more about the field of law enforcement and get community service hours. Explorers donate between five to 20 volunteer hours each month by participating in a number of department activities including ride-a-longs, traffic control, building tours, and special events. All new Explorers are required to attend a one-week Explorer Academy in Southern California during their first year.

If you are between the ages of 14 to 18 and think that you might be interested in learning more about becoming a Police Explorer or having a future career in law enforcement, visit Applications are being accepted through Mar. 15, 2014, or when a sufficient number of them are received.

The City of FremontÕs Environmental Services Division is currently seeking volunteers to participate in several ongoing habitat restoration projects at Sabercat Creek. Volunteers will have the opportunity to:
* Remove non-native plants such as English Ivy, Himalayan Blackberries, and weeds from around the base of the native plants.
* Plant native plants such as Elderberry, native oaks, buckeyes, coffeeberries, toyon, and other plants.
* Spread mulch around the base of the plants.
* Fertilize plants from the creek.
The restoration site can be wet and muddy or dry and hot, so volunteers should be prepared for all weather conditions. Also, volunteers under the age of 18 must get the signature of a legal guardian or parent to participate.

We are currently registering habitat restoration volunteers for Mar. 13 and Mar. 27. For complete details, including what to wear and bring, visit

For more information about volunteering for habitat restoration in general, contact Environmental Services Volunteer Coordinator Barbara Silva at or (510) 494-4575.

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