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April 8, 2014 > City of Fremont News Briefs

City of Fremont News Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

FREE Transit Workshops for Seniors, Persons with Disabilities:

Internet Resources for Transit Planning - Learn how to use 511, Google maps and other sites to plan trips on public transit. Participant must be an experienced computer user.
Newark Senior Center
7401 Enterprise Dr, Newark
Thursday, April 17
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
For more information call (510) 574-2053
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Travel Training for Seniors and People with Disabilities - Through classroom instruction and a field outing on bus and BART, you will learn how to plan trips, read transit schedules, pay fares, transfer between buses and BART, and travel on transit safely.Ê
Fremont Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
April 29, 9 a.m. to Noon*
April 30, 9 a.m. to Noon*
* Registration Required
To register, or for more information call (510) 574-2053

State of the City Address:

FremontÕs Mayor presented the annual State of the City Address on March 28 at a luncheon hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley Hotel. It was an action-packed day that provided lots of insight into all of the ways we are moving Fremont forward. And it all starts with a great team!Ê
Here are just a few of the highlights:
* Ranked second best run city in America by 24/7 Wall St. over last yearÕs 5th place spot.
* Named one of the best cities for job seekers by Nerd Wallet.Ê
* FremontÕs unemployment rate dropped from 5.8% to 4.8% in 2013 (Alameda County average is 6.7%; State Average is 8%).Ê
* Fremont has branded its Innovation District, which is comprised of Warm Springs and Bayside where most of FremontÕs innovation companies reside.
* The development in the Warm Springs Community Plan will be a Silicon Valley Job Center, uniquely positioning our city as a place where students graduating from college can return to Fremont to live and work in their hometown.
* ThereÕs so much potential in the Downtown to serve as the social and political heart of our community.
* Countless examples of current companies expanding (LAM Research/Home Elegance), new companies arriving (EFI new corporate campus), and a retention-oriented economic development strategy (Thermo Fisher Scientific/Seagate Technologies/Delta Products/MenÕs Wearhouse).
* With all of the development activity taking place, the City has substantially streamlined our planning and permitting processes.
If you want to hear more about the CityÕs most recent achievements and what we look forward to in the future, weÕve posted the speech, slides, webcast, Channel 27 (the Fremont Government Channel) schedule, and our new ÒThink Fremont. Think Silicon Valley.Ó video on the City website for you to view. You can find it all at www.Fremont.gov/StateoftheCity.Ê
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Social Media for Small Businesses

Are you a small business owner or employee looking for more strategies and marketing tools to promote your business?Ê The Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is holding a ÒSocial Media for Small BusinessesÓ course on Monday, April 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fremont Main Public Library.Ê In this course, you will learn how to market your business using social networking tools, such as Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and LinkedIn.Ê For businesses already using social media as a marketing tool, this course will also focus on how to leverage existing social networks to market your business.Ê For more information, or to register for this workshop, visit www.acsbdc.org/events2.
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Check Out our Spring School Break Camps

Looking for something for your child to do over the spring school break, scheduled from April 21 through April 25?Ê Visit www.Fremont.gov/DayCamps for more details on the camps listed below as well as other school break camps. WeÕve got just what you need!
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Sports: Ultimate Sports Camp, Tennis Camp, Basketball Clinics, Indoor Sports Jam & the JRSA Skateboarding Academy.
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Just For Fun: Little Bit of Everything, Spring into Fun, Adventures @ Ardenwood, Jr. Rangers, Kids Cultural Dance, Wealthy & Healthy, and an all NEW HogwartÕs Academy.
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Academic Enrichment: Communication Academy (Essay Writing/Public Speaking/Student Leadership), Chess, Mad Science (Fizz-ical Phenomena & Chemistry), Play-Well TEKnologies and Jedi Engineering with LEGOS, and Lekha Publishers (Create a Book, Early Reading, Creative Writing).
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Art Camps: Dirty Hands Camp, Digital Photo, Project Runway, Cook ÔnÕ Art Camp, Creative Cross Stitch, and the Fine Art Studio-Book Arts Camps.
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Make sure your child has a great time during their spring break and sign up early. Check our Recreation Guide for more classes and details at www.Fremont.gov/RecGuide.Ê To register, visit us online at www.RegeRec.com. WeÕll see you at camp!

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