Letter to the Editor: It's Time to Open the Fremont Main Library On Sundays
One of the most discussed articles on Fremont Patch this week was a letter submitted by a member of the Fremont Library Advisory Commission. The author, Joe Samagond, argues that the Fremont Main Library should be open on Sundays because of the high volume of community members it serves. Do you agree? Read more here.
Crime Log: Pharmacy Robbed at Gunpoint for Pain Pills; 17-Year-Old Girl Arrested for Second DUI
Our latest crime log, compiled from reports released by the Fremont Police Department from Dec. 20 to 26, includes an armed robbery at a pharmacy, several home burglaries and a 17-year-old girl being arrested on suspicion of her second DUI. See the full log here.
Traffic Messes: The Worst and Most-Improved
The Bay Area News Group recently released a list of “traffic nightmares” and most-improved traffic hotspots in the Bay Area. The annual list includes roadways in the East Bay, such as the Interstate 580-680 interchange and northbound Interstate 680 over the Sunol Grade. See the full list and join in on the discussion here.
Three Vehicle Crash Snarls Traffic on Southbound I-880
A three-vehicle accident backed up traffic for nearly two hours Thursday morning when a tow truck driver traveling northbound near Alvarado-Niles Road on I-880 lost control of the vehicle and drove into the southbound lanes. The tow truck crashed into a silver Honda Accord and another vehicle. Thankfully, no major injuries were reported.
Man Killed in Traffic Collision Near Hayward-Union City Border
A 53-year-old man from southern California was killed Wednesday night near the Hayward-Union City border. Michael Sabb was driving a dark blue Nissan pickup truck that Hayward police said was struck by a blue Ford Mustang at the intersection of Hesperian and Industrial boulevards at about 9:30 p.m. The Mustang slammed into the driver's side of the Nissan and Sabb was pronounced dead at the scene. There were two people in the Mustang, both of whom were uninjured. Read the full story here.
Social Media Privacy Tops New Laws for 2013
Job hunters no longer need to worry about sanitizing their Facebook pages before applying for work, thanks to two new laws that will go on the books in the coming weeks. The social media privacy laws are among the 873 bills Gov. Jerry Brown signed in 2012, many of which will take effect Jan. 1, 2013. Get a brief breakdown of some of those laws here.
Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in the Tri-Cities and Beyond
New Year’s Eve is one day away. For the indecisive/last-minute-planners, we’ve put together this local list of events in the Tri-Cities and greater Bay Area, including kid-friendly daytime parties.
Median Home Price Up in Tri-Cities
In November, the Bay Area recorded the most home sales for that month in six years. The familiar trinity of cheap money, high demand and tight supply is driving the market. The median Bay Area sale price in November was $438,000, up 20 percent over 2011. See the November sales for the Tri-City area here.
Crime Log: Necklace Snatched from Victim's Neck at NewPark; Two Arrested in Home Burglary
The latest Newark Patch police log is compiled of significant reports released by the Newark Police Department from Dec. 11 to 22. Reports include a necklace snatching at NewPark Mall, home burglary arrests and more. See the full log here.