Posted By: Richard Brunelli
Subject: History -- A New City
First,in the beginning of the April 16th issue, you state that there were nine small villages in the township. There was only 8 towns, not 9 small villages. I was born in Niles in 1928 and never ever heard them called a village. There was no Union City at this time.
Second, after Newark and Fremont were formed, Alvarado and Decoto joined forces and Union City was born.
Posted By: patricia oquendo
Subject: Spartian Lacross of fremont
I would like to put a shout out to the Fremont Spartian Lacross team they are undafeated they go to all over and play I never see anything about them they rep our town
the kids play a good game it would be nice for someone in Fremont to take notice of these kids . You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or myselfe for more info . thanks in advance for your time Pat
Posted By: Maria Garnica
Subject: article idea
I think you should do an article onthe NIle Cafe in Niles. (121 \'I\' street, 510-565-8884)It is there 10th year of business here in fremont this year. The owner Han Trinh is always donating to the communiyty, for boy scouts, the areea schools, and the niles st. nicks. She has done fundraisers for area churches too ,the catholic church in niles and the nies discovery church...This is a gathering place for Niles.There is a big group of niles that meets there every saturday and sunday morning.
Posted By: Sharon Stagg
Subject: link to social networking
As a Washington Hospital volunteer I love to see when you are kind enough to promote the Hospitals\' Educational events and mention us volunteers. I\'d love to share those with my friends in the Community through social networking. Is it possible that your online edition could have links to the most popular social netowrking sites like Facebook? Thank you
Posted By: Sherry Blair
Subject: Funding for community oriented policing efforts
It would be really nice to include the date in all articles like the one above. Thankyou
Posted By: Karen Smith
Subject: Letter to the Editor re Measuer A1
The Oakland Zoo’s Measure A1 on the November ballot is not a referendum on the good work and dedication of zoo staff and volunteers. And it is not a referendum on support for humane animal care or children’s educational programs. It is written to give zoo executives a blank check for anything they want to do, and what they want to do is build a massive development complex on 54 acres of native wildlife open space up in Knowland Park. This very expensive project is not funded yet. And apparently this complex is only a start, since Zoo executives have refused to rule out expansion further into the park. The zoo and the city of Oakland have kept this wonderful open space park a secret from the public for years, despite the fact that the city owns it (from a deed from the state) only as long as it is preserved as a public park. At a time when communities are realizing that they must preserve the open space they have, for the benefit of all, the priority of zoo executives is to build on it, destroying open space to become, in the words of zoo CEO Dr. Parrott, one of the largest zoos in California. The priorities are all wrong, and the funding is designed to implement those priorities. I hope you will visit www.saveknowland.org to learn about the park and the zoo’s ill-conceived plans and dishonest campaign for passage of this measure, and then vote NO on A1.
Many thanks for developing the effort to discuss this, I feel strongly about this and like studying a great deal more on this subject. If feasible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating www.tricityvoice.com having a great deal much more info? It is very beneficial for me.
Posted By: Laura Baker
Subject: Alameda County Measure A1
I wonder how many proponents of Measure A1 have taken the time to read the full measure, and have taken time to look into the Oakland Zoo\'s finances. If you undertake the study of both, it\'s impossible to avoid the conclusion that the zoo has plenty of money to care for the animals it has, but has chosen to put the money toward other endeavors. Those of us who love animals find that the zoo has used the animals in a cruel hoax: withholding money from making necessary repairs so that they can play on the sympathies of the public to get access to public funding that will be used to further its grandiose plans of expansion. Many voters by now have received 6 different glossy mailers (costing tens of thousands of dollars to produce and mail) all in the service to trying to convince the public that the zoo needs money. Wake up! The CEO\'s and Executives of the Zoological Society Board know how to raise private money for campaign spending, but they want the PUBLIC\'S money for development and for a return on their investment. This is an old story but gullibility remains in a segment of society that needs to believe that the Zoo\'s work is in saving animals. If you want to save captive or domestic animals, work to restore funding to the local animal shelters. If you want to save wild animals, vote No on Measure A1 and keep the Oakland Zoo out of Knowland Park and off of occupied wildlife habitat.
Posted By: Alexa Fraser
Subject: Vote No On Measure A1
Measure A1 is very deceptive. The Oakland Zoo claims it needs more funds to care for it\'s animals and keep educational programs open. The zoo has failed to mention it\'s plans to break ground this upcoming spring on it 72 million dollar expansion in to Knowland park. The zoo has said no A1 funds can be used toward the expansion. Yet when one looks at the fine print it says can be used for wildlife conservation and animal rescue. The parameters of use of A1 funds are set out in Section 2.30.010 (H). Zoo CEO Dr. Joel Parrott has made it clear that he has a grand design for turning the Oakland Zoo into the largest zoo in California with expansion over acres of wildlife habitat on the ridgeline of Knowland Park. (eg, his lead article in the zoo’s magazine Roar, Summer-Fall 2011). Now, when voters might not approve tax funding with such an extravagant plan in the works, the Knowland Park expansion plan has been buried. The plan would destroy important habitat for a rich diversity of California native wildlife in the park now, including mountain lions, foxes, coyotes, and even the threatened Alameda whipsnake, as well as important maritime chaparral and rare native plant communities, fencing off natural open space that is there for the public to explore and enjoy, free. The Sierra Club and other major environmental organizations have opposed this expansion. The California Department of Fish and Game has recommended that the expansion be located to a less sensitive site or included within the current zoo footprint. Please help inform the public about measure A1. Thank you!
Posted By: Steve Cho
Subject: copy of letter sent to Contra Costa Times Editorial Department
To: Costa Costa Times Editorial
Re: Fremont Mayor Endorsement
Dear Editorial Dept:
While I appreciate your offer to be interviewed by your newspaper, I had respectfully declined. I am sending this letter to document why this decision was made. It\'s important because of ethics and how you operate as a news organization.
Several years ago our local community newspaper, The Tri City Voice filed to be able to print legal notices. the Argus had all but abandoned Fremont. Your organization, BANG, immediately went to court and fought The Tri City Voice to stop them from becoming adjudicated. I attended the court hearings and have never seen such a travesty of a decision. The courts ruled on multiple hearings against The Tri City Voice. If that had been the end of it, I would have come for the interview.
About two months ago, the news came out that BANG was caught red-handed in possession of Tri City Voice news rack stands in its trash compactor. Among them were some from The Metro news rack stands as well as those of other Bay Area local, community newspapers. It was an appalling statement of abuse of power and, at the very least, an attempt to infringe on our most cherished, constitutionally protected freedom of press and speech.
Last month I went to our Fremont City Council and publicly shared this. Further, I said then that I would not seek, nor would I accept an endorsement from any BANG Newspaper. I encouraged all candidates running for local office to do the same. Now, for me to do otherwise would make me worse than a hypocrite. It would make me a politician. The residents of Fremont deserve better. The residents of Fremont deserve ethical representation of the highest moral values.
It should be recorded that I didn’t simply decline to be interviewed. It is because of the above that I didn’t attend.
Thank you for your consideration.
Very Truly Yours,
Candidate, Mayor of Fremont
Posted By: Mimi Pulich
Subject: Editorial - Measure A1 is a deceptive ploy - vote NO
I am writing to urge Alameda County residents to vote NO on the Oakland Zoo’s Measure A1 parcel tax. 25 years is a long time to grant tax revenue control to a private board that is not accountable to the public. The public was not given the opportunity to review or provide input to Measure A1 before it was put on the ballot. The public is certainly ill served by Measure A1\'s amendment clause; voters can only amend it to increase or extend it, whereas the Board of Supervisors can amend its stated purpose to fund zoo projects. If measure A1 passes, the zoo will use taxpayer money to develop Knowland Park open space and destroy native habitats. They\'ll construct roads, fences, animal enclosures, gift shops, restaurants, executive offices, and overhead gondolas. This may sound far fetched, but it\'s the zoo\'s actual plan for an expansion into Knowland Park at the peak of its ridgeline. All of us want zoo animals to live in humane conditions, but shame on the zoo board for letting the zoo\'s facilities deteriorate after making a half million in profits last year, spending a million on the A1 campaign this year, and hustling to break ground on a 77 million expansion up the hill. Measure A1 is a deceptive ploy and an inappropriate use of taxpayer money, especially now when fire and police departments are being drastically downsized and schools and libraries are being closed for lack of funds.
Posted By: John M
Subject: Marshak\'s editorial - A First Amendment fiasco
I was a long time subscriber to the Argus. I stopped when it stopped becoming relevant. Local news was cut down and replaced with regurgitated articles from national newspapers that I could read for free any way. Makes you wonder - if gobbling up local newspapers was supposed to be an exercise in efficiency and cost savings, why the hell did the quality go down and the price go up?
Regarding your editorial. For years I would find copies of the TCV at the Newark Library. All of a sudden there were no copies when I went there the last few weeks. They reappeared this week. Could this be related to the thuggery you mention? If they are so insistent, whats stopping you from selling your soul? Could you get
Posted By: Teresa Sanchez
Subject: editorial July 10, 2012
You call yourself a family paper but this editorial teaches us not to trust or respect our justice system. I think you are now an alternative community paper, certainly not mainstream.
Posted By: Tom Waller
Subject: The Club editorial
I have always been a fan of TCV, ever since it started a long time ago. One of my favorite items was Mr. Marshak\'s editorial. I liked his incisive views. That was until the current issue. I cannot comprehend why he chooses to air his dirty laundry in his newspaper and why he is so arrogant to think that judges formed a conspiracy to keep him from being adjudicated. It was clear that he could never meet the burden of having a bona fide subscription list, which by the way, is the law. He is acting like he is starring in his own version of Kill Bill. Garbage!
Posted By: Helen Kwazak
Subject: Editorial The Club
Too bad the Tri City Voice lost their quest to become an adjudicated newspaper. After reading this editorial I feel I have a better understanding of why this happened. It seems that Mr. Marshak has missed the point. There is no conspiracy theory as he portends. It\'s just the facts in a court of law not a popularity contest. I am afraid that Mr. Marshak\'s editorial The Club is only the ravings of a lunatic. Our groups will no longer support this mad man.
Posted By: Susan Hamer
Subject: The Club
It is really a shame that TCV has no respect for our laws or our justice system. The editorial smacks of sour grapes. Very unprofessional for a newspaper.
Of course you will never let this comment show up on your website because you carefully screen for only good comments. Talk about justice or fairness or even accuracy.
Posted By: phillip francisco
Subject: re: Manny Reyes/Stroke Month
I was forwarded a short article you ran on May 18 of last month. I lived in Fremont for several year but now reside in SF. A good friend forwarded this article to me. These stories are an inspiration and puts positive light on things that are often too difficult to deal with. Thank you.
Posted By: Jane Butterfield
Please add my name to your petition to save the Tri-City Voice. Thank you!
Posted By: Bill Rausch
Subject: Boarding/De-Boarding Trains at Fremont Train Station
Recently I had occasion to travel to San Diego on Amtrak. I boarded at the Fremont Train Station. The southbound platform leaves a gap of more than a foot over which you must jump and haul your carry on luggage. I\'m a reasonably agile 80 year old guy, but it must be a real ordeal for a LOL.
On the return trip the conductor told passengers that they couldn\'t de-train from the first two cars because there was no platform for them. I missed the announcement due to a PA system malfunction and found myself without an exit, and Oakland bound! I contacted a conductor who gave me a slip authorizing me to de-board at Jack London Square and return to Fremont, reminiscent of the Weaver\'s 60s song about \"Charlie on the MTA\".
I think that the Fremont platforms should be upgraded so that they won\'t be an accident waiting to happen. As a retired engineer I know how costs can snowball even on \"simple\" projects, but the result of not doing anything could be an arm or a leg.
Posted By: Paul Kalff
Subject: Signal Violations
Given the number of Red Light violations I see each and every day here, in Fremont, city officials may wish to consider the following:
1) Do the Red light violation cameras actually work properly at Fremont Blvd. and Mowry? On any give signal cycle, usually one if not two vehicles make left turns from Fremont onto Mowry AFTER the Green appears for East/West traffic, and with nary a bright flash to be seen.
2)TWO Fremont Police cruisers waiting at the Southbound Stevenson at Paseo Padre signals at 6:42 PM on February 7th allowed THREE vehicles to make left hand turns from Northbound Stevenson onto Westbound Paseo Padre after the Green appeared for Southbound traffic. Since the cruisers were vehicles number one and two from the crosswalk, it is difficult to imagine how those violations were missed. Evidently something of greater import was in the works as the cruisers continued Southbound on Stevenson.
Maybe what is needed is more motor officers hanging around these two intersections....the revenue would go directly to the city, and not shared with the operator of the cameras?
Posted By: Judy Molander
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Keep Tri City Voice
WE NEED TRI CITY VOICE! This is the only local news and events calendar that completely serves Fremont, Union City, and Newark areas. Our other newspapers serves regional news but Tri City Voice serves local news. Please, add my name to your petition.
Posted By: jacob highley
Location: Faribault, mn
Subject: Tennis Table
i wanna know who i can interview with pro tennis table player for world champion and i wanna try join i grow up ping pong and i wanna that sport for future to become pro and im deaf
Posted By: Diane Herbst
Location: 4510 Alameda Dr., Fremont, CA
Subject: City Council Meeting 9/20/11
On 9/20, my husband and I attended our first city council meeting. We were there because our neighbor had 2 beehives right by our fence which holds 60,000-100,000 bees. We have had a lot of problems with stings and bees all over our yard and in our house. After a yearlong investigation, the Fremont Animal Control, Police Department, and a Superior Court Judge all decided that 2 beehives should not be in the middle of a residential area. The City Council decided that they know better than anyone else and they didn’t have to pay attention to the statute that states if 1 affected neighbor protests, then the animal fanciers permit is denied. So the beehives are being allowed to return. They think it is fine to let 60,000-100,000 bees lose in an area that has many daycare centers, and schools, beside the residents and their pets. This number is in addition to the bees that are already around. Also, honeybees attract yellow jackets so we have that additional problem. Anyone who lives close to Alameda Dr. and Contra Costa probably noticed that this summer there were a lot less bees and yellow jackets as compared to previous summers that is because the hives were removed because of an order of an Alameda County Superior Court Judge I know that honeybees are essential to our lives, but they do not belong in a residential neighborhood. Councilman Dutra does not know us or our neighbor, but he took it upon himself to say it was only a neighbor dispute and implied that we were lying. If that was the case, why aren’t we complaining about the squawking chickens? I have never been involved in politics, but I am going to be greatly involved with the next city council election to ensure that the new council members are ones that listen to the recommendations of the city departments, follow the statutes that are in place, and don’t think they know it all.
Posted By: Jim Hay
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Centerville Theatre & Unified Site
Hello Mr. Marshak,
Thank you for allowing me to comment.
You have written several times on the lack of progress at the Centerville \"Unified Site\" and also the Centerville Theater. I live in Centerville one mile from the train station and am interested in developing each of those sites. However, my visceral reaction is that to do so would be quite risky. There are numerous empty buildings and office space(s)in and around the Hub and Centerville. If tenants cannot be found for existing development why is it prudent to build more commercial properties? Many of the empty buildings are in very nice locations and have turned over multiple times.
The arguments put forward for, and the hindrances to,the Centerville Theater are not fully convincing. I attend concert performances--including four symphonies each year--at the Ohlone College venue. These performances are spectacular and the Ohlone venue superb. However, they do not sell out. Tickets can be purchased on the same day of most any event. (Fremont folks miss out on excellent and reasonably priced entertainment.) Why would a first class theater in Centerville be a better draw than Ohlone currently is? The sale price of the existing theater is in the area of $4,000,000. I\'m not expert at fundraising, but think that this much money could be raised without great difficulty. If the money cannot be raised I think that speaks,unfortunately, to the level of interest and commitment of the local citizens.
A \'Unified Site\' neighbor, Dale Hardware, is expanding their store with some eye-catching architecture. I expect their expansion to yield excellent results. Those folks aren\'t complaining; they have jumped on an opportunity to expand their business and serve the community further.
I support the development of, and giving a facelift to, the Centerville area. I just wonder if it can be economically accomplished and is viable, businesswise at this time.
Posted By: John Doa
Subject: Good to see you doing well
Glad to hear about your new court dissension! Congratulations Tri-City Voice!
Posted By: Bradley Stevens
Location: Hayward CA,
Subject: (510) 886-7835
With all the cost cutting going on I can\'t understand why the Newark fire dept. would still be providing cars and trucks to employees for commuting back and forth to work. I live in Hayward and have a Newark fire department fuel guzzler parked next door that is used as a commuter truck. The budgets are bad and we can\'t afford these type of perks anymore. If the F.D really cared it pull this type of perk until funding gets better. It is not going to happen voluntary and it is a disgrace to have such waste going on.
For a non fire fighter this waste needs to stop NOW.
Posted By: Emilie Williams
Location: Fremont, CA
I am a senior at American High School and in my four years here I have experienced seven deaths of family and friends, three of whom were my peers and one who was my teacher. As I get older and understand how complex the grief process is, I realize that life is immensely shorter than we ever thought possible. At the discovery of each of these deaths I found myself bursting to tears. You never know the impact a person has on your life until they are gone. The students who passed away were never close to me; however, they appeared in my life enough for me to truly appreciate them in ways unique to each of them. My eighth grade English teacher Mrs. Turner was such an amazing and compassionate teacher; I read all the poems I wrote in her class at least once a week. I am sitting here typing this letter in tears, having a difficult time imagining how these incredible people\'s families are coping. To Keith Wilson, Jocelyn Tong, Jane Turner and Samir Pendse\'s families: my heart goes out to you all and whether it has been three years or a week, my prayers are still with you.
Thank you for your attention.
Posted By: Lan Nguyen
Location: Union City
Subject: 911 program for children
When will the next program be as I read in the article on 911 training for school children. Informative presentation for children and very important. Which school shall have the next program- Lan Nguyen
Posted By: Alicia Plotner
Location: Fremont Ca
Subject: President Obama Birth Certificate
I need to comment on the nonsense questioning of President Obama birth certificate.
I strongly feel that if he was a white President none would have dare to ask for his birth certificate, also now that the whole country and the rest of world have gotten the proof that he was born in Hawaii the arrogant Donald Trump wants to make sure that it is original.
Who does he think that he is? A man that because of his wealth can go around insulting people that differs from his point of view. Is this the man that wants to rule this country? What a shame!
We, citizens of this wonderful country are sick and tired of people like him that instead of working to improve this great nation just go around manipulating and encouraging more hatred and violence, like the one in Arizona provoked by Sara Palin vendetta, the tea party and extremists.
Posted By: Sri Saranu
Subject: Thanks for the nice article on girls national tourney win
It was such a nice article. You need to bring these articles to the main pages so that it makes chess a main steram sport.
Posted By: Bridget Russell
Location: Union City
Subject: Measure B
NHUSD has been making ends meet since 2007. They have closed 2 schools, reduced and eliminated transportation, increased class size, reorganized food services, reduced teaching staff by 9.1%, classified staff by 6% and administrative staff by 18.6%. The building construction and/or improvements mentioned below come from bond money approved in 2003 and can ONLY be used for facilities - it is absolutely not possible to use them for classes, courses, etc.! Measure B is a short term request to minimize more cuts projected for the next school year(s) and will be use to help keep class size at 25-1 (already increased from 20-1); keep vital after co-curriculars and extra-curriculars and maintain the same academic year length. Even if Gov. Brown gets the tax extension approved (which it does not seem likely) we will not \"get back\" any money. In fact, if the extensions are not approved, we will be facing $10 million MORE in additional cuts.
NHUSD has built its reputation on not only solid academic achievement but also on offering a large and diverse number of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs at the schools. We have nationally ranked Band, Color Guard and Forensics programs to name just a few. The programs and class size reduction program will continue to help our schools give our kids quality education and life experience. The reputation of a school district is a key element in maintaining and increasing property values. We can not short change our children\'s futures - we need to start Taking Care of Our Kids! Please support our schools and Vote Yes on B!
Posted By: Malcolm Kimberlin
Location: Fremont, ca
Subject: Teach Abuse of Medical Benefits
I know about a teacher in our district that is going on maternity leave and we as tax payers will pay her disability benefits, as should be the case for all normal pregnancies.
The catch is she is a surrogate carrying a baby that has no generic connection to her and is doing this to reap a profit from a business arrangement while getting tax payers to fund her disability benefits. She is also paid for the gap between her salary and disability benefit on top of the fee she sets to carry the baby.
I can\'t believe she can profit twice, 1) from an arrangement where she chose to become pregnant for the purpose of economic profit and 2) from her FUSD disability benefits that are blind to this abuse and implicitly allow this to happen! She says there is nothing in our FUSD teacher’s benefit package that prohibits this and is happy to take advantage of the system.
In the school district’s direr economic state this is more than a slap in the face to all of us who support the “good” teachers. Whether we can do anything about this or not, it’s a shame and an IN-YOUR-FACE insult to me, you and the school board who works so hard to make the school district work, and all the families who work hard in volunteering in the district to make up for the gaps in education funding.
This will certainly cost all of us as tax payers many thousands of dollars while this teacher profits by her selfish corruption. In addition to the disability benefits, we will also pay for a substitute teacher to take her place. Why don’t we ask FUSD to calculate the total cost of this surrogate pregnancy benefit to the tax payers and the total profit margin gained by this teacher? I’m quite sure it would be obscene.
I have inside information about this situation that may compromise some individuals. Therefore you do not have permission to publish my comments, but you may contact me at email@example.com to discuss the case and the possibility of publishing my concerns as an anonymous c
Posted By: Michele Schlachter
Location: Union City, CA
The parcel tax that is being voted on by a mail in only election is just poor timing and way too much money. Fremont passed a parcel tax measure last year for only $53 a year. Why does Union City need $180 a year? Also, do we need to have this parcel tax on top of having the highest sales tax rate in the entire country at 10.25%! If the New Haven School District thinks that having a good school system will keep our property values from dropping...I say, foreclosures will drop our property values even more. I believe changes need to be made to make the educational system more cost efficient since the state has cut funding before more money is asked for on a local level. It\'s stated that this will be a temporary tax for 4 years but since when are they ever temporary? The school district is also asking for this parcel tax just in case more cuts happen but Jerry Brown stated that if he gets his tax extension passed that he won\'t cut funding for K-12 again. So what happens if this parcel tax gets approved and the state taxes get approved? The cuts that this parcel tax was suppose to fund will never have even happened!
Posted By: Rus Tee
Subject: Union City TAX Increase Measure B-April 2011
Before deciding how you\'re going to vote on NHUSD Measure B tax increase consider this. The School District is going to spend $165 Million for \"new construction and improvements at every New Haven school.\" See NHUSD Board of Education Briefs email on Jan. 19, 2011. Don\'t let anyone tell you \"OH! we can\'t use that money in the classroom.\" New construction?? At a time we\'re closing schools and laying off teachers. Now they want us to approve another TAX. Remember the U.C. sales TAX increase, the Landscape and Lighting TAX, the Measure UU TAX. Look for these on your property TAX bill. Let\'s take just $3 Million from the $165 Million construction money and don\'t raise our TAXES again. It\'s time to roll back taxes. Vote NO on measure B.
Posted By: John Doa
I really enjoy your photos however, why don\'t you use captions? I\'m pretty sure that it is a newspaper standard.
Posted By: Oscar Quiambao
Location: Hayward, Ca
Subject: \'People Power\' vs City of Hayward
PLEASE HELP US
Our Valued Customers, Neighbors and Friends,
The existence of your gas station is threatened by the proposal of the City of Hayward to widen the west-bound mouth of West Winton Ave. 400 feet from the corner of Hesperian Blvd. by adding another lane:
I. It is a band-aid to a cancer. The cost does not justify the minimal impact of the additional lane to the over-all congestion on Winton Ave. The existing two lanes, one exclusive for southbound left turn and another for northbound right turn, are hardly used because they are usually blocked, and therefore cannot be accessed by vehicles. The choke point begins on the corner of Wright Dr. that stretches up to the corner of Stonewall Avenue. Once vehicles, a lot of them are those 53-footer container vans, pile up on the corner of Wright Dr., this additional lane would be hard to access, just like the existing two left-and-right-turning ones. Instead of two lanes, we will have three lanes we can barely use. Unless westbound Winton Ave. is widened from the I-880 South ramp, the 400 ft. widening to a one-mile stretch of traffic congestion is by no means a solution.
In this time of crisis, when schools are being closed down and other public and social services are curtailed severely, why waste the taxpayers’ money on an additional lane that may or may not alleviate the traffic congestion?
II. It is an abandonment of the City of Hayward’s General Plan for a direct access to the Southland Mall to relieve traffic congestion on Winton Ave. since oncoming shoppers are pushed forward up to Hesperian Blvd. to get to the mall, especially during the holiday shopping season. The Plan states: Access to Southland Mall is important to maintain its attractiveness and continued viability as a regional shopping center. In particular, full access from I-880 must be ensured as part of any proposed transportation improvements.
III. The widening will destroy our livelihood, and the way of life of thousands of commuters and residents relying on our reasonable gas and C-store prices and reliable auto repair services; of generations of lives that have made this corner a part of their neighborhood.
You may ask within for a copy of the letter we submitted to our esteemed Mayor and the honorable members of the City Council, if you are interested. We also posted on our windows illustrations of the project, and our suggested solution. Please call (510) 583-4340 or email Michael.Sweeney@hayward-ca.gov if you may find the time to voice out your before the City Council meets on March 22, 2011 at 7 PM. You are also invited to attend the meeting, just to show that ‘People Power’ cares about how the city spends our money.
Thank you so much.
Your Valero Gas Station Winton AutoTech Staff
23990 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward Ca 94541
Posted By: kimberly Alter
Location: 409 L St. Fremont Ca 94536
Subject: SHOOTING KITTENS IS OK?
CAPTCHA 404 De Salle Terrace is allowed to shoot anything that is in his backyard not to mention the birds and wildlife that are along our creek. Per officer W.B. Johnson #12719. Did you know you can shoot with a pellet or bbgun (it was a rifle that shoots mushroom pellets) in Niles and its ok as long as you say I was protecting my daughter, or as he told the officer, \"my children\" from a 9/10 month old kitten,\" Its just fine go ahead and shoot at anything you like.\" As the officer told me \"I was scratched by a cat and it got infected.\" Well all I can say is \"someone did not clean the scratch very well.\" The officer already had a bias against me (a woman) & towards cats. He said the \" gentleman\" was within his rights to shoot anything he deemed instrusive in his backyard. I guess that also means he can continue to shoot at the birds and wildlife along our creek, because it might hurt his daughter. I just want my neighbors in Niles to know to be very careful about letting a child or animal to close to his yard. He will shoot first then say \"OH MY I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO ENDANGER MY CHILD. FPD has given him carte blanch to shoot at anything. You can print my name and address. If I get any repercussions from informing my neighbors about this man, I will go higher level in our city government to file a complaint. The officer also thought it was funny when he told me to try and find a judge in this city who would not laugh me out of court. I did not find this amusing AT ALL!!!!!!!!!! He also told me my veternarian was \"NOT A CSI\" and could not tell the angle of the shot.
REALLY? He also said a mushroom pellet from a rifle would \"bounce off the skin because it was not powerful enough like the gun in his car.\" I always wanted a \"SUPERMAN\" in my neighborhood. I do not have \"STUPID\" across my forehead!!!!! It was obvious he sided with the \"gentleman\" and did not have time to deal with my \"little\" complaint.SO BEWARE!!! This man is armed and dangerous!
Posted By: Deven Alimchandani
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Great work!
Dear Tri-City Team,
We recently moved to Fremont, after spending more than a decade in Santa Clara. A neighbour shared Tri-City newspaper.
I wanted to congratulate you on great work on compiling and presenting this very useful and relevant information to residents.
Thanks again for all the hard-work.
Posted By: bruce onken
Subject: PG&E rate increases
The PUC had better think long and hard before granting PG&E a rate increase to cover San Bruno costs as well as system upgrades they should have done decades ago. PG&E announced profits of over 1 billion dollars last year. Where did those profits go? Over $1.30 per outstanding share went as dividends to share holders as they have for the last six years. Money that should have been invested back into the company. PG&E Corp was created in 2001 as a holding company. What does this company now hold, solely PG&E utilities. This means that rate holders are now funding a layer of executives and staff who do nothing buy soak up exorbitant salaries while providing nothing. Here are a list of things that mut happen before PG&E gets a rate increase: 1. Dividends must be halted. 2. PG&E Corp must be dissolved, we don\'t need the extra layer of deadwood. 3. Salaries of the utility\'s executives must be capped at no more than $200,000. any remaining compensation can be in stock with standard SEC divesting rules. After these items have occurred then the PUC might consider granting a rate increase.
Posted By: Bruce Onken
Subject: A tone deaf PUC
With the PUC being as tone deaf of public opinion as they seem to be, one of Governor Brown\'s first tasks must be to remove the current board in their entirety and make new appointments that will be able to reign in the totally out of control PG&E. The latest fiasco of the PUC foundation receiving funds from PG&E to inprove inprove their publice image just goes to show how out of touch with reality they really are. This after their taking umbarage over being taken to task recenty by legistators over their failures to properly oversee the industry their job is to regualte.
Posted By: Bruce Onken
Subject: Redevelopment Agencies
What exactly has Fremont gotten for the TENS of MILLIONS of dollars that have been squirreled away in the redevelopment agency?
1. Pacific Commons - With the exception of the commercial portion, NOTHING. There was supposed to be hundreds of acres of manufacturing.
2. The Centerville Unified site - A decade plus of squandered funds, result ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
3. Downtown - Mixed-use complex on Walnut east of Fremont Blvd. Still a vacant lot.
4. The Center Theater- A venue that will now cater to an extremely minor portion of the city\'s population. More funds squandered.
What could we have gotten if those funds hadn\'t been \"set aside\"?
1. More police protection.
2. More fire protection.
3. More re paved streets.
Of course the city will say that we wouldn\'t have had those funds because the state would have snapped them up. For what we\'ve gotten there isn\'t any difference.
Governor Brown wants to disband Redevelopment Agencies throughout the state. Let him start with Fremont.
Subject: Thanks you for your work.
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Posted By: Nancy Davis
Subject: Centerville Theater
Cheers to Dirk Lorenz in his \"Letter to the Editor\" about the opening of the Afghan Cultural Arts Center in the Center Theater building. I agree with him - it should be an all-inclusive Center Theater and not focus on any specific ethnic group. The \"Grand Opening\" was a concert they were warned not to have - not a good sign for their first step forward in conducting business in Fremont.
Posted By: Bruce Onken
Subject: Independents being gobbled up
Within the past couple of weeks two of the few remaining independent gas stations in Irvington have been gobbled up by brand names. RC Fuels is now a 76 station and USA, although not a true independent but not branded either, is now Shell. Needles to say, competition has shrunk and prices are higher. Who\'s next?
Posted By: kevin kerson
Subject: used car
What a farce this measure is, it was defeated as \"L\" and should be defeated again. The threats of losing services such as 911 is ridiculous, this will not happen, period. They claim they will increase police patrols? they should do that now, as it seems they have plenty of time on their hands. Every time you see someone pulled over or a call in Newark there is at least 2-3 officers, why is that? Newark had a large surplus in 2005, what happened to it? Mayor Smith is licking his chops to get his hands on this money in the \"general fund\" that way it isn\'t earmarked for anything but his pet project. If you want proof how Newark spends money, why in the heck did the Newark police need a huge Ford F350 truck as a traffic patrol unit! In a city this small they should use fuel efficient cars like a Ford Focus! And what about the new $100K lawn mower, is that for the mayor to mow his golf course! what was wrong with the mowers they had? Just remember there is no more permanent tax than a temporary tax! Make the Newark city counsel and the Mayor live within their means the way the rest of us do!
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Posted By: JANIE NEBISTA
Subject: FREMONT CADILLAC
I had to write to comment on the story about the new Fremont Cadillac store. My husband and I owned several Buicks and Cadillacs over the years and always went to Mr. Signer\\\'s dealership and recieved excellent service. When he shut down last year we just belived it to be part of the GM bankruptcy that effected other dealers as well. This story sheds some tainted light on GM and the corruption that is still taking place after they had to ask the American public to bail them out. I am ashamed to have supported this huge corporate monster that has treated one of it\\\'s best dealers so poorly. Mr. Signer and his staff were helpful and truly cared about their customers. Can you say that aout your new dealer? I have had my experience with the Dublin folks and that dealership doesn\\\'t care about their customers at all. They had ne sign a huge estimate for some warranty work that needed to be done and then tried to bill me for the work that was covered under warranty! It was when I insisted that it was covered that they backed off and got it covered, otherwise they would of had my money besides the warranty payment from GM! They are crooks! I will never go there for any work. Avoid this place is you can too. Do not support this big mistake GM has made!
Posted By: Kumarapuram Subramanian
Location: Santa Clara, CA 95050
Subject: Christmas and Solstice
I read the details of Christmas and also about Solstice in your issue dated Dec.21. I am from Kerala, a State in the southwest part of India. We also believe that the Sun had two axis and change its course. We b elieve in anyone dies during its Northern course the person will go to Heavens and if it is on its Southern course (when the Sun moves zig zag) the person will go to Hell.
We too have a New Year\'s Day called Vishu when plenty of fruits, vegetables and grains are available (this falls in mid-April).After the children go to sleep the elders arrange all the fruits,vegetables and grains in an artistic manner, wake them up early and lead them to see the \"Kani\" (Sight) and ask them to pray for happiness throughout the year. The elders give them coins on this occasion and bless them.
Posted By: James Choate
You have a community Paper, good information on what\'s happening in the area.
Posted By: Seiji Yoshinobu
Location: Newark CA
Subject: Calendar of Business & Service Organization Meetings
I\'ve checked both weekly issues of TCV & your website for a calendar of business & service organizations scheduled meetings with minimal information of some organizations that are listed on your website.
I think TCV may want to explore adding this feature to the community for the readers who want to improve their public speaking skills (e.g. Toastmasters) or serve the community (e.g. Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary) or other business or service related activities.
Your weekly Arts & Entertainment Calendar is very good as are the other sections & articles that appear in TCV. I especially look forward to reading Mr. Marshak\'s insightful & refreshing Opinion every week.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year,
Posted By: William Robinson
Subject: Newark Measure U
What a farce this measure is, it was defeated as \"L\" and should be defeated again. The threats of losing services such as 911 is ridiculous, this will not happen, period. They claim they will increase police patrols? they should do that now, as it seems they have plenty of time on their hands. Every time you see someone pulled over or a call in Newark there is at least 2-3 officers, why is that? Newark had a large surplus in 2005, what happened to it?
Mayor Smith is licking his chops to get his hands on this money in the \"general fund\" that way it isn\'t earmarked for anything but his pet project. If you want proof how Newark spends money, why in the heck did the Newark police need a huge Ford F350 truck as a traffic patrol unit! In a city this small they should use fuel efficient cars like a Ford Focus! And what about the new $100K lawn mower, is that for the mayor to mow his golf course! what was wrong with the mowers they had?
Just remember there is no more permanent tax than a temporary tax! Make the Newark city counsel and the Mayor live within their means the way the rest of us do!
Posted By: ORA ROYCE
Location: 36250 SANDALWOOD ST. NEWARK, CA.
Subject: MEASURE U, ALAMEDA COUNTY BALLOT 2010
Yesterday I received a letter from Mayor Smith asking me to vote yes on Measure U. In his letter he stated that \"For exemption of seniors who are 70 years of age and older. A visit to Newark city Hall with proof of residency and age is all that is required. Newark to reopen our Senior Center.
Apparently he has not read the Measure. Much much more is required. Few people over 70 will qualify because of strict requirements which will prevent their inclusion.
Posted By: Natalie Petschke
Subject: Fremont city robberies
what\'s going on in this city so many robberies in banks and residences in the past months is the economy trigerring it even cops are getting assaulted. But tricity helps us residents be aware of the facts, thanks
Posted By: Susan Nathan
Subject: Fremont Council PTA strongly urges “Yes” on Measure K, the local funding measure for Fremont schools
Subject: Fremont Council PTA strongly urges “Yes” on Measure K, the local funding measure for Fremont schools
As president of Fremont Council PTA, I work with 30 PTA/PTSAs to promote the mission of PTA, the nation’s oldest, largest and highest profile volunteer organization working on behalf of public schools, children and families. As a parent, my student received an excellent education (K-12) in Fremont schools and is now successfully launched in college; I look for ways to take action to ensure every Fremont student receives the high quality education my child did.
The state budget crisis is overwhelming and it’s difficult for the individual citizen to find a way to make a difference – Measure K empowers us. Measure K will help save the excellent academic programs in our local schools that are at risk due to the drastic state budget cuts.
and writing programs; keeping libraries open; and maintaining college preparation programs and programs to prepare students for the workforce. I am also pleased that exemptions are available for those 65 and over, and that an independent citizen’s oversight committee will insure funds are spent as promised.
Fremont Council PTA
4200 Bay Street, #240
Fremont, CA 94538
Posted By: Sybil Smith
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Measure K-For our Kids!
As a grandmother that volunteers every week in my granddaughter’s class at Millard Elementary School in Fremont, I can tell you that it is truly amazing what is being accomplished, with so little. This year, class sizes are up, supplies are down and the number one resources for our schools, “Teachers”, are stretched!
Measure K, a $53 per parcel five year commitment from the public, is little to ask to help secure funding for Reading, Math, Science and college prepatory classes. The money will go towards teachers, not administration. There will be a community oversight committee and anyone over 65 can opt out.
Our children are the future and we owe them the opportunity to have a good education.
Please join me in supporting Fremont’s Students by voting YES for Kids, Yes on Measure K.
Posted By: Sandi Pantages
Location: Fremont CA
Subject: 510 7137767
Please Support Measure K and Lara York
Measure K deserves our support. It will help us keep our school libraries open. Last year they were closed 50% of the time. This year they have re-opened full time using Federal Stimulus funds. As a retired librarian, I believe in the importance of access to our library materials for students. Today\'s libraries are more than just books – they are media centers for our students to do research and have access to computers and printers for homework.
Measure K money will stay here locally and cannot be taken away by the state. A senior citizen\'s exemption will be available on the FUSD web site and at every school office. The school district has a responsible citizen overview process in place to ensure the funds are spent in the most responsible fashion.
For the FUSD Board of Education, Lara York should be re-elected. She is an active and informed board member, in addition to being a very involved parent. She is most knowledgeable about FUSD issues, and cares about our students.
Please vote for Lara York, and please vote Yes on Measure K.
35522 Woodbridge Place, Fremont 94536
Posted By: Cindy Bonior
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Fremont Chamber of Commerce Supports Measure K
The Fremont Chamber of Commerce has always placed a high priority on quality public education as a key factor in attracting the best businesses and jobs to our area and our State. Given the current State budget crisis, and the State’s propensity to borrow and take away funds, the Chamber believes that Measure K is a worthwhile investment in our students.
Measure K will provide a source of local and stable funding for FUSD schools that cannot be taken away by the State. While the funds raised by this measure will not prevent all the cuts, they can help prevent some of the more devastating cuts and can help maintain the high quality schools for which Fremont is known. Fremont Unified’s last funding measure, the 2002 Health and Safety Bond, was completed successfully under budget, and the School Board’s conservative fiscal management over the years has allowed the District to weather the economic storm better than many other districts.
The Fremont Chamber believes that our students and our schools need and deserve our support for Measure K. We urge you to Vote YES on Measure K on November 2nd.
President & CEO
Fremont Chamber of Commerce
39488 Stevenson Place, Suite 100
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 795-2244 x 106
Posted By: David Bonaccorsi
Subject: Measure K
As the Vice-President of the Fremont Education Foundation, I wanted all Fremont voters to know that, through the unanimous support of its Board of Directors, the Foundation enthusiastically supports Measure K. Measure K will raise needed revenues for the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD). The Fremont Education Foundation is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization and independent of FUSD. The Fremont Education Foundation’s mission is to enhance the educational opportunities for all our students in FUSD’s schools by increasing community investment and involvement. Passage of Measure K, an investment of only $53 per year for only 5 years, is urgently needed to preserve basic classroom needs for Fremont’s students in science, math, reading and writing. As the co-chair of Measure B (the Health and Safety Bond) in 2002, I witnessed with pride how FUSD more than kept its promise to Fremont’s voters by completing its projects under budget and ahead of time. Please support local control to give Fremont’s students the basic tools and resources to learn. On November 2, please join the Fremont Education Foundation and support Measure K.
Posted By: Sohan Sharma
Location: Newark, CA
Subject: Measure U
As a small business owner in the City of Newark, I happily support \"Measure U\". The 3.5% Utility Tax is the loest tax in Alameda County. I don\'t want to see our \"Good and Safe\" community deteriorate. It is all our responsibility to it, that we don\'t jeopardize our great community. I don\'t want to see the number of police officers - especially potrol cut any further. \"This Tax will see to that.\" I want to see increase in street maintenance and safety. \"This Tax will see to that.\" As a local business owner I want to stay in Newark and Enjoy the great business atmosphere that helped make my decision to locate here. I urge all to realize the good in \"Measure U\". Please vote \"YES\" on Measure U. \"Good for community and good for business.\"
Posted By: Katlyn Jessee
Location: lee county,va
Subject: WHY DO SOME PEOPLE GET PUNISHED AND OTHERS DONT!
Ok i think this is really stupid.People all around us are always doing drugs and selling them yet the one\'s doing nothing get punished.My dad is in prison for 5 1/2 years because everyone blamed everything on him and he didnt do anything.The police say he was going to Flordia and getting drugs when it was really his friends.My dad wont give up anyone\'s name though, so have you ever thought about that!!! And im not just saying he is innosent because he is my dad im saying it cuz its the truth!
Posted By: ORA ROYCE
Location: 36250 SANDALWOOD ST. NEWARK, CA.
Subject: MEASURE U, ALAMEDA COUNTY BALLOT 2010
DON\'T BELIEVE THE BALLOT
THE BALLOT states that Seniors 72 years of age are exempt from the proposed Newark utility tax on the November 2010 ballot, but this is not necessarily true.
EXEMPT SENIORS TOTAL less than 2700 out of a population or 41023.
Only those senior citizens are exempt who live alone (less than 700). with spouses (less than 1700), and with a registered domestic partner (less than 300).
If they do qualify they need to file an application and wait for the exclusion until the application is approved. It is not retroactive from the date of filing. Meanwhile they keep paying. The ballot could have been made more correct by the use of one more word \"certain\" before the word \"senior\". But the proponents of Measure U neglected to add that one word. It is my assumption that their intent was to deceive the voters. They tried to deceive the voters in the election a year ago by neglecting to state on the ballot that for an exemption seniors had to be subscribed in one of the PG&E programs for low-income people.
More than half of Newark residents over age 25 are foreign-born. Thousands of them will not be voting and therefore will not be represented by the voting public. This is legal, but Measure U exploits it because it involves a utility tax levied against all households and business establishments, with a few exceptions which involve few people.
Surely there is a non-discriminatory way to solve Newark\'s budget problems without a tax that will be levied against vulnerable citizens and legal noncitizens. The easy way is not always the best way.
Posted By: jonathan wall
At fremoont football there is three kids who call them self the big 3 they are Brycen Carbonel, Devin Hurtado, and Roman Gonzales. They are just dominating. In one game Brycen had 5 rushing touchdowns and devin had 3 rushing touchdowns Roman had 3 catches. They are on the broncos and there next game is at irvington community park and 9 am. they are on the broncos with 7th and 8th graders. You guys have to come watch them play.
Posted By: Jean Low
Location: Newark, CA
Subject: No on Measure U
Just read elsewhere that the City of Newark is threatening to close Silliman Center if this Measure U does not pass. Is this another threat? Or was this a marketing company hired to scare citizens into voting for it? I know Alameda Unified hired a marketing company for $150 an hour to come up with a campaign. A Campaign that threatened closure to one high school and numerous other schools. What raised an eyebrow was the fact that one of the schools was on Bay Farm Island, given the state of Alameda, most of the wealthier families live on BFI, with that threat hanging over your head....you\'d vote for the Measure....it still lost and all the schools are still open. I think with the economy so bad, losing Sun and numerous other companies, Newark\'s budget manager, business manager should have cut costs immediately, cut salaries, rework pensions. One of the reasons why there are so many benefits working for the government is long ago, no one wanted to work, so all these benefits were used as enticements, now that it is attractive to work for the government, lets do away with all these benefits, lets get on the ballot something that allows us the citizens of Newark to choose to reduce salaries of city government, benefits, etc. The city pays for a budget manager, why can\'t they figure out a plan, instead of chopping 10,000, why not chop 50,000 off the plan. Layoff an accountant that costs 60,000 a year, then outsource the work for 20,000, that\'s peanuts, how much city tax was Sun paying? 40,000 a year? It\'s these facts that Mayor Smith hides behind when waving his auditing income statement around!! Lets open the Check Register!! lets see where every penny is going!! Mayor Smith needs to take a pay cut, eliminate Newark Days, eliminate a spot or 2 on City Council, rather than cutting someone\'s full time city job. You think Mayor Smith can tell me which form to fill out to get an electrical permit?
Posted By: Rick Bensco
Location: Newark, CA 94560
Subject: Crossing guards and Measure U
Pawns in the high stakes game of politics and real estate development, Newark\'s Children!
The Newark City Council has ended Newark\'s crossing guard program, stopped watering the grass in select parks and even tried to stop mowing the grass in some parks totally, all under the guise of a fiscal crisis. The City Council would have you think they are on the brink of bankruptcy to take such a sever step putting all the towns children at risk. This couldn\'t be further from the truth. This comes down to a game of chicken with the kids of Newark in the cross walk and the choices of how to proceed with a massive redevelopment plan of Newark\'s undeveloped land and newly blighted neighborhood of Old Newark. This is a game to extract a regressive tax from Newark\'s citizens by ballot measure U. Rather then make the choice of cutting salaries and farmed out contracts of the Newark development committee, building inspector, building engineers, dog catcher,and most of the highly paid city employees.
Mayor David Smith is the 2nd oldest sitting Mayor in the country and has a good old boy network rivaled by not even Mayor Daly of Chicago. Millions of dollars are at stake here and the Mayor needs more money to further his plans for what some call his last hurrah. The Mayor has plans for a new community of 1200 million dollar houses and a golf course . A new town office complex and bocci ball courts at the Silliman Center Recreation Park . The Mayor has feathered his bed well with support from all who work for the town and those that receive those lucrative town contracts . Self interest at the expense of everyone else.
A look at the budget and one might ask how does a town of only 14 square miles spend all that money. A look at the demographics says the average income of a household in Newark is $86,000. Yet plans to build 1200 houses that cost between 1 million and $750,000 dollars. The town is top heavy with planning and zoning engineers and have a budget for $694,000 for engineering and$519,000 for building inspection and another $447,800 for planning plus others for a $1,844,000 Development Enterprising Fund Budget. Yet the town can\'t find the money for crossing guards. This is why it is a game of chicken with the Town of Newark\'s Children.
The Mayor will not make the tough choices and is using child safety to push through a new tax of 3.5% on all utilities. Give in to the new tax and the children of Newark can have crossing guards again is the message. This is a decision made not only by the Mayor but by all the town council and those who vote for this tax. The decision to yield, to anyone who would use children this way is yielding to extortion. This is an intolerable act by the Mayor and Town Council.
Posted By: tess elliott
Subject: dui check
please keep posting dui check they are warnings for us to be carful on road mentioning the intersections also helps
Posted By: Claudia Duarte
Subject: Child Safety day article in protective services
Tri-City Voice support in promoting our event is really appreciated, thank you so much
Posted By: Albert Lewis
Location: Cloud Way Hayward
Subject: cyber crime article
Ftc.gov link and information on protection from fraud and spam emails is helpful i get lot of spam and sometimes they get clicked in hurry also dru santoyo I just read the comment you have given I read reports every week there are never any names in the reporst which names do ya say? keep the reports regular news like purse snatching near trader joes keep informed and are more important today than anything else hayward homicide suspects got arrested why should we citizens live in fear people are robbed and killed on street
Posted By: dru santoyo
Subject: newark crime report
In my opinion You shouldnt display crime reports on the internet. I know that its freedom of speed and that it should be known that these people made a mistake, but that\'s the key word: mistake. Many people search these people\'s names and if something like a crime report shows up then that could do some damage to the person\'s reputation. Yes they should pay the price and that is exactly what they do, in court with fees and penalties. They shouldnt have to deal with the embarrassment of having their names googled and haveing a crime report pop up. it\'s not right and unfair to the victim who\'s name is being put on the spot to the whole world and their mistake is being made known. This mistake could cause embarrassment to family and friends, may cause them to lose job opportunities, school scholarships, and many more available opportunities out there.
Posted By: Randy Rynier
Subject: Leapin Leana
This must have been a vevy popular name back in the day.
there was a leapin leana here in Millersville that was made from a 1927 Model 2 door sedan. and it was quite the car the rear axle was moved front and she would do quite the wheelie when it was loaded with clowns. it had a water spout in the grill a canon on the top and fire shot out of the tail pipe. Im looking for pictures of this car as a friend of mine has the car (or should I say whats left of it. She has been left outside since the late seventies and not much remains it still has all the orig. running gear and frame but the body is way to rusted to repair. I would love to put it back the way it was as it was all over the east coast. I seen your artical and just had to write to you.
Im glad you still have yours.
Posted By: George Zraick
Location: Newark, CA
Subject: Newark swim program
I just finished my third year with my son enrolled in the Red cross swim program at Newark High school.
And, this has been the worst program in a steady decline of quality since I\'ve been watching it.
It\'s hard enough as a teenager to understand how important it is to teach young children not to drown vs. who is dating who and trying to look good against the other students. I get that!
But in this case I have found no student teachers in charge of coaching and CORRECTING our childrens swimming ability. They are doing doing nothing more than going through the motions.
Now, I do not blame the student teachers. I blame their leaders, the adult coaches, for the entire time I was there 3, 2 week sessions there I did not see one adult come out of the office or pull there eyes away fro the laptop they were stareing at. NOT ONCE!
No wonder the student teachers are sloppy. With that type of leadership who can blame them! Well I guess its not important, after all it\'s just a summer swim program. At least, that will be the argument when some child falls into a pool and drowns.
Posted By: George Zraick
Subject: Camera ights
I\'ve received 2 tickets from these systems and after showing the court the video frame before the one used by the ticketing corporation that shares revenues with the city. The charges were dismissed.
In these times it\'s discusting to me to have our officials stoop to this level to compensate for their mismanagement of our city budget.
I believe in efficient law management and this has nothing to do with it.
Posted By: Thomas Macasaet
Location: Newark Ca
Subject: traffic news
hey there can you post the traffic updates in your website every week if possible for the city of newark thanks for reporting the traffic alert on protective url today on thornton it saved me a lot of time
Posted By: Roger Jones
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Red Light Cameras and Yellow Light Times
Red Light Cameras
Fremont Police say that when determining the placement of a red light camera they look at accident data, vehicular and pedestrian traffic volume, citizen and officer complaints, potential violations and overall construction of the roadway. A very careful process.
Yet, in 2005, after the first 5 years of operation two of the red light cameras were shut down. Why? Not because they had done their job (these two cameras were located at two of the three intersections with the greatest number of injury accidents), but, because these two cameras were the lowest revenue producers, so the police say. It is more about the money than safety.
You would think that after 10 years and over 90,000 tickets, that violations would be down, way down. Not so. Of the cameras where straight-through violations can be measured, these violations have increased 20 times, year over year. The totals did go down 29 times; hardly compelling evidence that cameras are changing driver behaviors. The numbers of violations go up; they go down. Never consistently. Always about the same, on average.
What can we do to reduce red light running? Simply extend the yellow light intervals like what was done last year state-wide in Georgia and in Loma Linda, California. With astounding results. Towns in Georgia reported an immediate 80% reduction in violations by adding one second of time to their yellow lights: Loma Linda – 92% by doing the same. Data from camera companies show 40-50% of straight-through violations occur in the first half-second of a red light and 80-90% occur within the first second.
Accident reductions are starting to be reported in Georgia since the yellow light extensions 15 months ago. The downside, however, is that revenue from fines is far short of what it costs in fees to operate these cameras. Towns are either scrapping the cameras or renegotiating their fees with camera companies. Some are looking at new ways to increase camera citation revenue again.
Extending yellow light times has been suggested to our city council members as well as to the engineering and police departments. The most common reason for denial of a test is that Fremont\'s yellow light times are in accordance with the state mandated minimums. There is nothing in the state code, however, that says we cannot increase the yellow light durations. Some additional conjecture has been offered that any test of this engineering change might confuse motorists or expose the city to some liability. The claim is made that benefits will be short-lived; that motorists will once again try to beat the light and violations will rebound to previous levels. These opinions have been refuted in various studies. The benefits are lasting.
Let\'s conduct a test here in Fremont. Add a half-second to one second of yellow to a photo enforced approach. Results will be measurable after one month. Include another intersection. Much to gain and nothing to lose. I am speaking of the very same safety improvements touted by the camera companies: reduction of red light running.
Posted By: Aileen kim
Trafic delays kinda like North Park Victoria Drive and Jacklin Road, Evans Road reported online in article traffic impacts were helpful our group used theprotective service news want to say that keep such news posted to mention busy routes oftenn
Posted By: MVAL Volleyballer
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Boys Athlete of the Month or Week suggestion
I suggest William Klepac as an athlete of the week or month of August; he finished the year 1st-team all-MVAL, with over 400 kills and 80 blocks. He definitely deserves it.
Posted By: Cyn Fern
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Alameda Public Works Wasting Tax Dollars
For two months straight, a section of Cherry by Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology has been blocked off, causing congestion for drivers. Normally this is a standard construction nuisance but other than the first couple days of coning off the area and tearing up a section of the road, the place has been deserted. What is worse is the \"Your Tax Dollars At Work -5106705591\" sign posted. Telling how our money is yet again being wasted.
Posted By: Phoebe Carter
Subject: Grow a Garden Sanctuary
As a Milpitas resident I regularly go to the Milpitas Library and attend some of the events there. A recent article on \"Grow a Garden sanctuary\" in your attractive paper\'s supplement was a joy to read. The writer Ms Gupta has with the choice of words, and photos given a vivid description to the event that I\'m planning to attend.
Posted By: Henry Hutchins
Subject: Outsourcing public safety for profit
No Means No
No Means No, but lTri-City governments do not seem to understand want it\'s citizens are saying. In this tight economy, we have said no to any new taxes and cities have to live within their means. However the Police Departments of each of these cities have made an end run to get more revenue from us and punish us for refusing to raise taxes. This is done throw increasing traffic citations and now infamous Red Light cameras. This Red Light camera program is a travesty becauses of the following:
First there is little evidence that they increase public safety. How many accidents have been prevented by these cameras? Second the Police Departments receive very little of the revenue. Most of the revenue goes to a for profit company in Arizona that installs the cameras and evaluates the photos to issue the citations. So our police are outsourcing us to a company in a state that is being boycotted by many Californians with the incentive to issue a citation for profit. There is no penalty when the citations are dismissed thus no risk for an error. Plus “beyond a shadow of double” and “speedy trail” rules do not seem to apply in traffic court with the photos.
Add what other enemies of Californian\'s pocketbooks are profiting most, well try the insurance companies. Each red light citation has the potential to increase your insurance rate far beyond the price of the citation for years. Yes, we are being punished by our own police departments for not raising our taxes to increase their compensation. We should be outsourcing elected officials and police chiefs for supporting this. Let them see how difficult it is to manage their budget with less in the real world.
Posted By: Letitia Tumaneng
Location: California School FOr The BLind Fremont California
Subject: Special Concert At The Californa School FOr The Blind
Would like to see a coverage
Featering the California School
for the Blind. We will be having a special
concert featering one of our finest peanist
acompanied by other musicians tomorrow at 7pm
in the school Theator
Posted By: ANIKA DOKES
Subject: Sex is back!.......EUWW WHAT A TITLE!!!
THE REVIEW WAS TOO GENERIC THE TITLE IS NOT GOOD FOR A FAMILY FRIENDLY PAPER WRITER OF THE MOVIE REVIEW SHOULD CONSIDER DECENT TITLES FOR STORY
Posted By: Adriana Guadalupe
Kudos to you always missed crime news in the tricity paper now it is real paper and not only an event magazine like before now we read all the news of our city in the paper thank you thank you!
Posted By: Alicia Bennett
Subject: Union City Fire Department merging with Alameda County Fire Department
I just read and agree with Connie\'s post.
I didn\'t vote for measure K and I didn\'t vote for measure UU. Now that I\'m stuck paying more every year for public safety, my only consolation is that I know that no firefighters will be laid off and no fire stations will be vacant. That is good, as our city continues to grow, and there have been like 5 fires in the last month alone, yet no more firefighters on the street since... I don\'t know.
What is this I hear that $30000 or $60000 has been spent during this economy on a study by an outside group to determine if we can save money on our fire services? And now that the long-awaited results are in and point clearly towards a cost-saving merger with a bigger department with far higher service levels and depth of resources, our city is dragging its feet (even behind smaller Newark, who was to see no cost savings) and is giving into scare tactics by one official and one misinformed vocal sergeant?
If our city has the ability to fix the stripped-down fire department, offer training and resources to the firefighters that rush to help us all the time, and to save money by not paying their own chief & training & overhead costs, then PLEASE DO IT. If the firefighters are willing to do it and take a pay cut, please by all means vote in favor of it.
a concerned citizen
Posted By: Connie Herbert
Subject: Union City- Alameda County Fire Merger makes Since
The potential merger of the Union City Fire Department with the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) is essential to continue to provide our city with the fire services we need and pay for. As I understand the ongoing situation, in March 2009 an independent consultant recommended to the City Council to initiate discussions with ACFD to provide fire services. As noted in the document the potential savings to Union City would be around 1 million dollars.
During budget discussions in June 2009, city staff and council slashed the budget and personnel of the fire department chopping the budget some 1.7 million dollars and cutting, freezing, or re-designating 8 employees and positions. One of these eliminated positions was the Deputy Fire Marshal. As noted during the budget process the current Fire Chief is handling all his current duties and those essential duties of the Fire Marshal as well. This is not serving our citizens well.
It is important for the people to understand that our fire department is as thin as possible and that all essential services like fire permits, inspections, fire cause investigations, training, emergency preparedness, CERT, and other community programs are failing because of the lack of staff and ability to provide adequate personnel to facilitate. All of these programs and services will return with the ALCO merger.
According to city staff during the February 25th work session the budget is getting worse and more cuts are expected. The only place left to cut would be the fire engines on the street. This would result in increased response time getting to our emergencies. This should not even be in the discussion. ALCO has stated they can provide the same number of fire engines as we currently have.
Finally, the cost to make our department whole again would be near 1.4 million dollars. Why not spend the $55,000 per year now to make our department a functional organization rather than 1.4 million in the next few years for the same or reduced service.
Posted By: Bill Quirk
Subject: New Year Resolution
Really enjoyed the opinion piece on New Year Resolutions for government officials. Wish all of us would take your advice.
Posted By: Steve Domingo
Subject: Union City Mayors by Myrla Raymundo
Myrla Raymundo\'s Union city mayors article is very informative. Unfortunately when it comes to Mayor Green her information is incomplete and about 2 decades short. She mentioned that Mayor Green was a strong propenent of Hillside protection in the early 90\'s. Well Myrla, we are at the end of 2009 and guess what, Mayor Green is the biggest proponent of the Masonic Development-the conversion of the Hillside agricutural lands into flatland and open them into residential and commercial development.
These lands are the last Gems of Union City. Yes, Masonic Homes owns these lands but they are agricultural lands when they bought. Opening these lands for development in exchange quick buck is callous, shortsighted, and so unlike the Mayor from the 1990s as you decribed. If the changing the zoning of these Masonic land is successful as the Mayor and Council memebers like to do, next time Myrla writes a Union City mayor article, we will have two pictures of Mayor Green, one as a protector of the hillside and one who destroyed the few remaining gems of Union City. I prefer to see a single picture of Mayors when the next mayoral history comes out.
Posted By: Mission Man
Subject: MSJ sports
You guys never seem to miss Mission losing to somebody, but when Mission beats somebody--like Mission boys basketball\\\\\\\'s victory over Livermore last Saturday, our boys soccer team\\\\\\\'s 4-1-1 record, or our girls basketball team\\\\\\\'s victory over Foothill two days ago, 45-30--you guys never record it. Not to mention, a lot of the TCV sports articles incorrectly state that a MVAL championship won by a Mission team was instead won by another team. \\\\\\\"Accurate, fair, and honest?\\\\\\\" You guys seem to take every opportunity possible to rip on Mission San Jose\\\\\\\'s sports.
Posted By: Bill Quirk
Location: Hayward City Council Member
Subject: Bicycle Article from Hayward Area Historical Society
I really enjoyed the article on bicycles in turn of the last century of Hayward. It was well written. The topic was fascinating. I felt like I knew old Hayward much better than I have before. Enjoyed the earlier historical articles as well. I hope you continue to publish such articles.
Posted By: anonymous anonymous
Subject: jim ingram
You\'re newspaper\'s motto, \"Accurate, Fair & Honest\" was somewhat inaccurate concerning the article, \"Coaching Legend Jim Ingram.\"
I attended Washington high School during the mid 60\'s and knew Ingram. I give credit where credit is due; he was a capable football coach. Ingram had a dark side to his personality. Basiclly he was a \"bully.\" If you weren\'t one of his \"star athletes,\" then he treated you like you we\'re excrement. He had derogatory \"pet\" names for everyone, which I can\'t repeat here. He seemed to take a delight in destroying you\'re self-esteem and confidence. He has caused problems with a fellow classmate of mine, due to Ingrams abnormal behavior. This particular classmate,who shall remain nameless, remarked to me that, \"Ingram and his constant name calling and \"bullying\" caused him to have low self esteem and a lack of confidence which made him feel as though he couldn\'t accomplish anything positive in his life.\" He seemed to be haunted by Ingrams constant,\"brow beating.\" Ingram would \"needle\" you constantly because he knew we (student\'s) couldn\'t or wouldn\'t say or do anything to get him in trouble with his superior\'s.
In you\'re article you mentioned that Ingram took a hiatus in the mid-\'70s. That is certainly true to a point but what you failed to mention was that Ingram had slapped a student on the side of his head for fighting with one of Ingrams \"pet\" ass-kissers and Ingram ended up geting suspended by the School District. Ingram returned to the position he loved in 1979 only because the School District lifted his suspension. I was told this by another classmate of mine, so if the facts are incorrect the resposibility or liability does not fall on me.
Ingram, I\'m sure you had a lot of admirer\'s but you also had a lot of people who had nothing but disdain for you, including myself.
If I\'m ever at Tak Fudenna stadium & pass by you\'re bust, I\'ll be sure and spit on it.
Posted By: ORA ROYCE
Location: NEWARK, CA
Subject: DON\'T TRUST BALLOT DESCRIPTION OF MEASURE L.
The ballot states that low-income seniors are exempt from the Utilities Tax however this is not true. Only those senior citizens who are enrolled in the PG&E
CARE program are exempt. The ballot could have been re-worded slightly to include four more words for clarification - \"ON PG&E\'S CARE PROGRAM\" and prevent misleading the voters. Was this a deliberate ploy? I prefer to think not but really wonder.
PG&E should not be involved in criteria for exemption eligibility since they are not a government agency. Their low-income eligibility criteria is not standard for anyone other than PG&E and I am at a loss as to why their billing procedures should be adopted by the City of Newark.
Over half of Newark residents over age 25 are foreign-born. Many of those people will not be voting and therefore will not be represented by the voting public. This is legal but Measure L exploits it because it involves a utility tax levied against ALL households and Business Establishments, except those enrolled in the PG&E CARE PROGRAM. (I wonder if PG&E has Newark facilities and whether they will pay the tax based on their usage.)
Surely there is a non-discriminatory way to solve Newark\'s budget problems without a tax which will be levied against vulnerable citizens and legal non-citizens. The easy way is not always the best way.
I am really frustrated that the ballot itself, misleads voters in an effort to get the measure passed.
Posted By: James Crowther
Subject: Measure L and Newark Gov\'t Waste
Does anyone have an accounting of how much Newark City funds actually go into the \"Newark Days Celebration\"? It seems ironic to me that while Mayor Smith is fiddling with his instrument while Shirley Sisk watches him on stage. You can witness them at Newark Days partying away while all citizens are being asked to kick in a little more in the form of Measure L. Between the 18 hour overtime days for the police officers, Newark city employees preparation that begins days prior by fixing up the Park and also reparations days after of damages from this party to soccer fields, city landscapes, concrete sidewalk breakage and repair from carnival equipment driving over them, destructive auto traffic on the thin walk paths in the Community Park designed for light mowers etc, electrical box installation to run the stage setup, this list can go on and on. Why doesnt Newark just tighten up its belt during these tight times? Please note the fine, top grade printing paper you are being sent financial requests on, and we can\'t afford basic services? Mayor Smith, City Council members and Shirley Sisk ask for more, more, more, money so they can party, party. Newark Citizens, please don\'t be fooled by their cry for financial assistance for \"needed\" services. They are selecting what to take from you and using basic services as a threat, and it\'s what you require, all the while they divert funding for their personal party. They party like Bank Presidents with your money while threatening to cut your police, fire, and required services. I ask all Newark citizens to force them to do what is right by refusing to stuff their pockets with more cash. Vote absolutely NO on Measure L.
Posted By: joan andrews
Location: fremont, ca
Subject: dino\'s restaurant
I moved from milpitas to newark about 5 years ago. about a year ago I moved to fremont, just around the corner from Dino\'s. I have been eating there regularly for 5 years. I like the upgrades done to the exterior and interior when ownership changed. food is just like your article; comfort food and plenty without costing a lot. favorites is broccoli cheese soup, cold turkey sandwich made with real, fresh turkey. just that is pretty unique in this day and age.
also, the warmth of the staff. over the past several years there has been a elderly couple dining there. they\'ve been married 64 years. the mrs. we have seen steadily going downhill, BUT, when they leave, it is not uncommon to see a server helping her out to the car. that is service above and beyond.
it\'s not just the great food and clean environment, it\'s also the service--always with a smile.
Posted By: Kris Knight
Location: Fremont, CA and Bangor, ME
Subject: Sports coverage
The Voice is where we go now to find all the information we want on local sports and the Voice is coming through now when that coverage is in Bangor, ME. We appreciate the enthusiasm and dedication to the heart of the story. What Niles Centerville boys are doing here in Bangor, ME, is amazing and the Tri-City Voice stands up to any local reporting I read out here. Well done!! Thank you.
Posted By: Kimberly Chatterjee
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Phenomenal CATS Article
Thank you so much for the phenomenal article you wrote about Starstruck Theatre\\\\\\\'s production of CATS at Ohlone College. I am a member of the cast, and the article you wrote boosted all of our spirits a thousand percent! You made every single member of this production beam with pride. I especially appreciated the two-line review of my performance (so cool!) I cannot thank the Tri-City Voice enough for the fantastic review of our show, it gave us confidence, as well as great advertising. The Tri-City Voice has done so much for us, thank you!
Posted By: Ann Crosbie
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Excellent Coverage
Thank you so much for the excellent coverage of local theatre. For example, I am so glad to get the information about what StarStruck Theatre is doing. It is hard to get coverage locally but Tri-City Voice is doing an excellent job of keeping the community informed. Bravo!
Posted By: Daniel Harper
Location: Fremont, Ca
Subject: StarStruck Theatre's
Thank you for helping to support StarStruck Theatre. Having the Tri-City Voice raise awareness for CATS through it's informative and honest review was eye-opening for many in the community that may not know of the high caliber performances in Fremont's own back yard. A special thank you to Janet Grant, the Tri-City Voice photographer who took the photos, the Tri-City Voice staff and Bill and Sharon Marshak for their continued support. Thank you,Daniel Harper
Posted By: Ray Mendonca
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Review of Star Struck's production of Cats!
Thank you very much for your generous coverage of Star Struck's production of Cats. I agree; it's a wonderful show and the beautiful photos you took give people a sneak preview of what they're going to see. Thank you for telling the community about this wonderful show.
Posted By: Karthik Raman
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: CATs article
I just wanted to thank TCV for your continued outstanding support of Starstruck Theatre. The front page coverage of CATS was fantastic. Thank you to Janet Grant for the wonderful article that not only covered the cast, but also the hardworking tech and directors. Thank you also to William Mancebo for the wonderful photographs.
Keep up the good work in covering all the Performing Arts in Fremont!
Posted By: J. Stevenson
Location: Pleasanton, CA
Subject: Re: CATS Production Article
Thank you so much to Janet Grant and Bill Mancebo for their recent article and photos of StarStruck Theatre's production of CATS, currently being performed at Ohlone Community College. StarStruck Theatre is a wonderful non-profit theatre group providing many young actors, actresses, musicians and support staff the opportunity to share their talents with the community in some of the best productions in the Bay Area! Thank you for your support of StarStruck and the arts community. It is greatly appreciated! :)
Posted By: nancy godfrey
Location: fremont, ca
Subject: Thank you from Star Struck Theatre
Just wanted to commend and thank the Tri City Voice for its recent coverage of Star Struck Theatre\'s production of CATS!! The exposure and wonderful review, color pictures, and in depth interview from Janet Grant and William Mancebo thrilled the cast and crew, and boosted attendance to near-sell out. Many, many thanks for your support of us and the arts!!!-- nancy godfrey, StarStruck theatre musical director
Posted By: Karen Smith
Location: Fremont, Ca
Subject: Cats review
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Starstruck\'s Cats. Not only have the kids been rehearshing very hard for months, but so have Lori, Nancy, Jeanne, the orchestra and the tech crew.
I\'m sure that they all appreciate the lovely review and will work even harder to be fabulous for the remaining performances.
Posted By: Benjamin Hall
Location: United States
Subject: (925) 640-8409
I wanted to personally thank the TVC for their outstanding article and coverage they gave to StarStruck Theatre\'s production of Cats! Publicity like this is probably the best and most necessary thing for shows and productions like this. The article looks great, as do the pictures. It means so much to all of us!
Posted By: david zehnder
Location: newark, ca
Subject: Music at the Grove
Thank you Tri-City Voice for your generous sponsorship of Newark\'s Music at the Grove concert series. The article and print ads provided much needed exposure and I\'m sure led to increasd attendance this summer. We look forward to working with you again next summer!
Posted By: Lori Stokes
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Thank you
Thank you so much for the wonderful coverage of our production of CATS!
It means the world to us to know that we have such incredible friends at the Tri-City Voice.
Due to your coverage, our production has exceeded all of our expectations in terms of ticket sales. Not to mention that the teens were ecstatic to see themselves on the front page of the newspaper!
Thank you so much again for supporting StarStruck Youth Theatre, our community, and the Arts in Fremont.
You’re the Cat’s Meow!
Posted By: Marilyn Williams
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Article on CATS Production
I always enjoy reading the Tri-City Voice and I\'d like to offer a special thank you for your cover article on the StarStruck production of CATS. Not only did the well-written article highlight a talented and hardworking group of kids, but it also gave well-deserved praise and credit to some of the best local theatre in this area. Kudos to Janet Grant and Bill Mancebo for the wonderful article and pictures! I completely agree - the show is great!
Posted By: Donald Teixeira
Subject: Sangeetaanjalis Concert Hall
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Letters to the Editor
37930 Palmer Drive
Fremont, CA 94536
RE: Sangeetaanjali Music School
I am writing in regards to the on going discussion about a proposed concert hall at 4600 Nelson Avenue, Fremont.
I would like to add my opinion. I believe that for the City of Fremont to allow a public concert hall in a residential area of Fremont would be opening a “Pandora’s Box”. If one group is allowed to open a concert hall then the city would have to allow other such neighborhood concert halls, Rock & Roll, Country & Western, Hip-Hop. For the city of Fremont to allow one ethnic group to have a concert hall and not others would be “racist”.
A public concert hall of any type is not acceptable in a residential area of Fremont!
Posted By: Theresa DeAnda
Thank you for such a great local newpaper. Love the local coverage of our City Council meetings and new about our city that would otherwise not be heard!
Posted By: Barbara Krishnan
Subject: Thank you
Thank you for your continuing support of the Mission San Jose High School Performing Arts Department. We appreciate your ongoing coverage of our events and donation to our upcoming Jazz Dinner Dance on May 8th!
Posted By: Wayne McIvor
Location: Cottonwood, Ca.
Subject: Pauline McIvor story July 19 2005
Hi and thankyou. My wife is doing my family geneolgy and came across this story on the web. I just wanted to say thanks. My uncle Bob has always been kind of a role model to me even though we dont see each other as much as I would like. My father (Hugh Glen McIvor) passed away when I was a young boy so Uncle Bob and Aunt Pauline were the ones that I have learned the most from about my fathers past as he grew up. Uncle Bob kind of gave me my first kind of job as a kid. He would have me put price tags on pipe fittings at the first hardware store and sometimes sweep the sidewalks or help bring in the lawnmowers he had parked for sale out in front of the hardware store. Later on when I Got older I built the cabinets and counters for the new hardware store when they opened it. I would like to see you do a story on Uncle Bob and the role he also played in the history of Fremont as well. Bob and Pauline I know have made a impact on a lot of people that they didnt even realize and there nephew Wayne is one of them to this day. So again I say thanks.
Posted By: Nancy Davis
Subject: Article on Puppy Mills
I just wanted to thank Nancy Lyon for writing the article \"Closing in on Puppy Mills\". The public needs to be more aware and informed as where pet stores get the puppies they sell. Puppy mills are horrible places--puppies for profit should never be allowed. Hopefully, all towns will pass ordinances as South Lake Tahoe has done - they should be commended for taking steps to eliminate buying from puppy mills. As the article states \"it just may be the beginning of the end of the puppy mill industry.\" I certainly hope so.
Posted By: Mary Capley
Subject: History: Fremont\'s third birthday
What was the population of the Fremont area at this time? This is something that was overlooked by the writer of this article. It should have been one of the first things mentioned. I was a little girl then, and remember a lot fewer people, and a lot more open space! Much better than it is today.
Link to article: http://www.tricityvoice.com/displayPages.php?issue=2009-04-01&page=8
Posted By: Gerry Tierney
Subject: Masonic Homes\' Flatlands Project
In response to Simon Wong\'s article, in the March 18, 2009, issue of the Tri-City Voice, concerning the recent public meetings held in Union City by Masonic Homes to solicit input regarding their plans to develop the flatlands portion of their property on Mission Boulevard I would like to make the following correction. No proposal has been made by either Masonic Homes or Perkins + Will to construct \"soft-story\" single family homes. The comment regarding \"soft-story\" buildings typical of San Francisco neighborhoods came from a member of the public during the public comment period. What is in fact being considered for the northern most portion of the site, Parcel A, are 2 and 3-story townhome type structures. As a building type
they have no \"soft-story\" (this condition having being prohibited by code for more than a couple of decades) and would be constructed in compliance with the latest edition of the California Building Code, with special emphasis on lateral or seismic stability and the adjacency of the site to the Hayward fault. It is the intention of Perkins + Will to design, and for Masonic Homes\' to provide, buildings of the highest structural integrity using the most current structural codes and construction methods. In addition both Masonic Homes\' and Perkins + Will are committed to creating a design which honors and respects the existing campus, site and community, sets a standard for sustainable design and which will be a source of pride for both Masonic Homes California and the larger Union City community.
Link to article:
Posted By: azmat mall
Subject: changing face of america
In the world of dollars & cents, its nice to get a free copy of your news paper.It offers a wealth of community information. However, it could improve upon the success it has already built. I am 63 old of Pak/Indian decent. I have recently moved here from Fontana to Fremont. Since I am semi-retired I tend to read more now.I would like to read more how indian/asian people are embracing the American democracy. Is it helpful to create our own identity? or is it business as usual, take the money & run attitude? Are we taking advantage of democratic values America has to offer. In a country where the son of a Kenyan goat herder can be elected as the president of the United States, first minority, first African-American. No, he was not of a Jewish, oriental, or Indian decent, I believe we can learn a lot from this value system,
Posted By: Robert Anderson
Subject: New Sports Section
I want to commend you on your recent addition of the Sports Section. It is a welcome supplement for those of us interested in the local athletics.
Nicely laid out and professionally executed.
Kudos to Mr. Albanese, Sports Editor, for a job well done.
Posted By: Raj Vikram
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: A\'s Project
I am responding to the letter written by City Council Candidate Vinnie Bacon about the A\'s project. It looks like Vinnie has done extensive study on the project and written a well-thought article. I thank Tri-City voice for publishing the article. I urge Fremont residents to read the article and form their opinion. I am for A\'s coming to town since I am a fanatic A\'s fan. Initially, I was skeptic about the report but after reading it, I formed a balanced opinion. I came to the conclusion that City Planners/Leader have to consider a lot of things like revenue from the project that will provide general services to people, traffic, impact on current retailers in Pacific Commons area etc.
Thanks once again to Vinnie and Tri-City Voice for the article
Posted By: Pravin Varaiya
Location: Berkeley, CA
Subject: I-680 Express Lane, July 30, 2008
The proposed I680S Express lane will operate in the current HOV lane. MTC FasTrak data show average travel time over the 14 mile-stretch during April 1- July 1, 2008, 5-9AM, 3-7PM, M-F, of 11.8 min on the HOV lane vs. 12.5 min on the “free” lanes. Evidently the HOV offers a negligible travel time advantage. Judging by the revenues of the similarly configured I 394 Express lane in Minnesota, one should expect at most 300 tolled trips per hour, 8 hours/day, 5 days/week, 52 weeks/year, or 624,000 tolled trips per year at an average toll of $1. Thus the expected annual revenue today would be $624,000. This is far less than the optimistic projections from Alameda County Transport Improvement Authority (ACTIA). One should anticipate that the I680 Express lane will not meet its operating and maintenance cost, let alone its capital cost. The intriguing question is: How can such a financially unsound project get approved?
Posted By: Joallyn Bohn
Location: Danville, CA
Subject: Dancing With Your Local Stars, May 20, 2008
I loved your coverage of the May 20th event, Dancing With Your Local Stars, at the Saddle Rack in Fremont. I was also wondering if you can let me know who to contact to see if I can get a video of the dancers performing? Thank you.
Posted By: Leslie Macchiarella, Esq.
Location: Los Angeles
Subject: Excellent community reporting!!!
We\'ve been watching you grow over the years and think that your dedication to excellent community reporting is really top notch. So glad to hear you will be adding classifieds to your roster. Love your website too! I can hardly wait for the next fascinating article...Very refreshing indeed!
Posted By: Vic Valdes
Location: Fremont CA 94538
Subject: Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness Coverage
The Tri-City Voice has performed a great service to our community in its coverage of local training offered by the Fremont Fire Dept. for our residents to be better prepared to survive disaster threats and other emergency situations. They have been effective partners in our goal of making Fremont a safer , more-disaster-resistant community.
Posted By: Margaret Thornberry
Location: Fremont, CA, USA
Subject: Arts Coverage
The TCV has been a leader in coverage of the arts and cultural events in the tri-city area without in any way becoming just a \'society page\'. In addition to good event coverage, with good photos, the newspaper has provided hard-hitting editorials about the impact of politics on the cultural life and spirit of the community, and supported the efforts of the local arts organizations to foster a better quality of life, locally. It\'s a pleasure to read a newspaper that isn\'t full of death and dismay.
Posted By: Linette Young
What can I say? TCV is my first choice when I want to keep up with what\'s happening in our community. Your coverage amazes me. TCV seems to be plugged in with every civic and community organization in the Tri-Cities area. And, you have always been so generous with your community calendar coverage and your assistance with many of our organizations. I expecially enjoy the editorials - which are always relevant and makes you \"think\" and I enjoy the historical articles by Phil Holmes of our area. You guys rock!
Posted By: Yogi Chugh
Location: Fremont, CA
I just love the paper. The coverage of local events is great. I look forward to the online copy on Tuesday and read the Opinion column with great pleasure. Then I obtain a copy of the paper and read through some of the great articles. The coverage of the local community organizations and the various non profits is just amazing. Keep up the good work.
Posted By: Gertrude Rooshan
Location: Fremont, CA 04538
Tri-City Voice, you have done a terrific job throughout these years with your informative, colorful articles. You have covered all important community events in a timely fashion. Good reading, nice looking paper.Love your Calendar of Events. You are my number one choice for local news. Thank you for paying attention to the library, to local groups, local events, the business community, and the ethnic community. Such sensitive and thorough coverage is truly unique.
Posted By: Albert Wang
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Comment on community coverage
It\'s great to have a paper in town that\'ll cover our local events residents here care about and particiate in. Keep up the good work!
Posted By: Bernadette Chinn
The greatest contribution TCV has given to our community has been its years of including events which cover all aspects of life, of various ethnic backgrounds. It has been very informative especially in the areas of healthcare, the history of Fremont, and now slowly reaching out to other communities right outside Fremont. It even has advertisements which are so ever pertinent to the community. I especially enjoy the Editorial page... very challenging and ever so bold! Thank you for being so inclusive!
Posted By: Amy Cho
Location: Fremont, California
Subject: Why I read the Tri-City Voice
I belong to various organizations. I especially spend my time with Citizens for Better Community, South Bay Chinese Club, Friends of Children With Special Needs and less time with CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), Neighborhood Watch. TCV has covered something about every one of these organizations\' events at least once a year, if not more often. It\'s not covered with just a blurb in the paper. There are usually colored pictures, interviews and writeups that include background of the organization. Imagine that all my organizations are covered. Can you imagine TCV is doing the same for others?! No other paper in our community gives such detail and attention to what is going on here. That\'s how I was attracted to this particular newspaper! If you want to know what happened, what is happening now, and what will be happening, make sure to get the TCV.
Posted By: Diana Souza
Location: San Leandro, CA
I apperciate your coverage of the EBSL throughout our swim season April - July. It is specially exciting to see continued coverage of our Championship swim meet, which is held at Chabot College pool with over 1200 swimmers participating in the day long competition.
Keep up the good work!
Posted By: Kari Lasker-Smith
Subject: Great Job!
Many times I have shared this paper with family and friends. Thank you for writing about the most important things to our hearts, our kids and our community. This makes us all very proud! Cheers to you!
Posted By: Lori Stokes
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: Thank you for your outstanding ARTS coverage
Thank you tri-City Voice for providing outstanding coverage of the Arts in our community. As the founder and director of Fremont\'s only non-profit youth theatre, StarStruck Theatre, I have come to rely on your newspaper to help me get the word out about our upcoming shows. This has had a direct impact on our livelihood. Thank you for being such a great advocate of the arts in our community.
Posted By: Michelle Eacret
Location: Milpitas, CA
Subject: Girl Scouts
I was asked to comment on coverage that you have done for our organization. As far as I know, there have only been two articles about Girl Scout troops in Milpitas. I\'ve sent info regarding events and stories to the paper before but have not been responded to. Girl Scouts is a wonderful organization making young girls into strong, responsible young women. I was a Girl Scout and now I am a Leader of a Junior Troop. We do so much for/with the community that I\'d really like to see us highlighted more. The two articles, that I\'m aware of, were very well done and very appreciated. I hope to see more in the future. Show what and who is in the community and what they are doing.
Posted By: Rhonda DuCoty
Location: Fremont, Ca
Subject: Mission Valley Barracuda Swim Team
I would like to thank you for all the wonderful stories in the paper that celebrate the fact that our community has many children\'s events, like swim teams, such as the Mission Valley Barracudas. Children are an important asset to the community and deserve to share with others and be known that they exist. Thank you.
Posted By: Jeanine Bickett
Location: Fremont, CA
Subject: thank you for showcasing the youth talent in our community
I love this community newspaper. Thank you for providing the small town touch to Fremont. It is encouraging to our kids to see that the community notices their achievements. Keep up the good work.
Posted By: Ann Crosbie
Location: Fremont, CA
Bravo to the Tri-City Voice for your coverage of topics that the residents of Fremont find important. Your education reporting has been spectacular and your coverage of the Arts has been essential in a town where the citizens think ART is important but where we are starved for coverage.
Take a bow!