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November 10, 2015 > City of Fremont News Briefs

City of Fremont News Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

Resurrect Dead Toasters, Appliances
The City of Fremont hosted its first Fixit Clinic at the Fremont Main Library on October 31. More than 15 residents stopped by on Halloween with broken toasters, iPhones, a vacuum cleaner, and even a sewing machine. Residents received repair assistance from Peter Mui and his Fixit Clinic volunteer coaches. Student volunteers from FIERCE (Fremont Is Engaging in Real Change in the Environment) were there to help with the scary new technology pieces.

A Fixit Clinic is fun. ItÕs a participatory workshop for all ages where people bring their broken household items to troubleshoot and attempt repair. When you fix your item, Mui chimes a bell and everyone gives a cheer! Typically, 70 percent of the items brought in to Fixit Clinics are fixed.

StopWaste (Alameda County Waste Management Authority) provided grant funding to host the event in Fremont and the Alameda County Library provided the space. The CityÕs goal is to regularly hold Fixit Clinics in Fremont, building a community of local volunteer fixit coaches. If you think itÕs fun to take things apart, see how it works, and try to fix it, please for more information. To learn more about Fixit Clinics visit

Private Video Surveillance
Do you currently utilize private video surveillance at your home or business? If you do, the Fremont Police Department would like to hear from you. Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. Installing private video surveillance is a great example of community-police partnerships and is something the City highly values as the Fremont Police Department serves a very large community.

If you would like to let the Fremont Police Department know that you have video surveillance and allow police officers to contact you should a crime occur in or near where your cameras are installed, please register your camera online. Registration is voluntary. For more information please visit

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