Archive | December, 2011

San Jose copies Fremont

27 Dec

San Jose may follow Fremont’s policy of no longer responding to “unverified” burglar alarms. Read about it here.

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Fatal Accident in Fremont

27 Dec

ABC 7 has this story on a hit and run fatal accident in Ardenwood.

Mary Hayashi misses event

15 Dec

The Patch has this article about Mary Hayashi’s absence at a local political event.

Ann Crosbie wins appointment for Ohlone Trustee

14 Dec

Ann Crosbie and Gus Morrison were the last two standing. Crosbie prevailed in the last minute and won the appointment.

Bob Wiecowski’s district event

13 Dec

Bob Wiecowski will be reviewing his first year in the state Assembly and discussing future legislation and political landscape on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 5pm at James Logan High School. Wiecowski will be honoring community members and non-profit groups.

Planning Commission Vacancy

13 Dec

Planning Commissioner Dan Lydon termed out this month after serving on the commission since 2003. Lydon has served the City of Fremont as the Fire Chief since the 1960’s.

With Lydon being termed out, a vacancy has been created. It remains to be seen who will be appointed to this position. Untimately, the Mayor decides who he should appoint and city council usually will vote along with him. Potential candidates include Ed Pentaleri, Rakesh Verma, Beth Hoffman, John J Dutra, along with others (maybe Vinnie Bacon?).

What are your thoughts?

Ohlone College Appointment interviews

13 Dec

Tomorrow is the big day for the Ohlone College board to interview potential candidates for the Ohlone College trustee. As everyone knows, the vacancy was created by the resignation of Nick Nardolillo after controversy surfaced that he lived in Livermore and not Fremont.

The following are the top candidates for the field as I see them:

Gus Morrison – Former Fremont Mayor and the longest serving Mayor in Fremont’s history
Robert Douglas – President of Ohlone Foundation, Former Fremont Planning Commissioner, and a Republican
Ann Crosbie – former candidate for Fremont School Board and active democrat
David Sheen – former candidate for Ohlone College board and member of Citizens for Better Community
Robert Brunton – former trustee of Ohlone College and one of the most controversial trustees in the college’s history

Opportunities:
The opportunity is to finally get someone who knows what the heck they are doing. Ohlone College has taken a lot of flack for not following proper governance.

Vote in the poll for your pick for the Ohlone College Appointment: