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Encyclopedia > Fremont, California
City of Fremont, California
Location of Fremont within Alameda County, California.
Coordinates: 37°32′35″N 121°58′58″W / 37.54306, -121.98278
Country United States
State California
County Alameda
Government
 - Mayor Bob Wasserman (D)
Area
 - City  87.1 sq mi (225.6 km²)
 - Land  76.7 sq mi (198.6 km²)
 - Water  10.4 sq mi (27.0 km²)
Elevation  56 ft (17 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 210,160
 - Density 2,652.4/sq mi (1,024.1/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 510
FIPS code 06-26000
GNIS feature ID 0277521
Website: http://www.ci.fremont.ca.us/

Fremont (IPA: /ˈfriːmɒnt/) is a city in California, USA that was incorporated on January 23, 1956, from the merger of five smaller communities: Centerville, Irvington, Mission San Jose, Niles, and Warm Springs. The area now comprising Fremont and the adjoining cities of Newark (now an enclave within Fremont) and Union City was formerly known as Washington Township. Fremont is located in the southeast area of the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County. The city is named after John Charles Frémont, "the Great Pathfinder." Fremont is an unincorporated community in Yolo County, California. ... Image File history File links Alameda_County_California_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Fremont_Highlighted. ... Official website: http://www. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Home to 210,158 people as of a 2005 estimate, Fremont is the fourth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Due in large measure to immigration by refugees fleeing the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, Afghan Civil War, and small amounts during the Taliban government during the late 1980s and 1990s, Fremont had the largest Afghan population in the United States in 2001. The diverse city demographic includes many Asian ethnic groups, including Indians, Chinese, Taiwanese, and other Asian groups, concentrated most heavily in the Mission San Jose District. USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... A Soviet soldier on guard in Afghanistan in 1988. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Taliban (Pashto: ) is a Sunni Muslim group[2] that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1995 until 2001, when their spiritual leader Mohammad Omar was removed from power by NATO forces with the help of several anti-Taliban Afghan groups including the Northern Alliance. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... This article is about the history, geography, and people of the island known as Taiwan. ...


Fremont is the sister city to Elizabeth, South Australia, and to Fukaya, Saitama, in Japan. This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Elizabeth is a suburb in the northern extent of Adelaide, South Australia. ... Fukaya (深谷市 Fukaya-shi) is a city located in the north of Saitama, Japan. ...

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Geography

Mission Peak (L), Mount Allison (C) and Monument Peak (R) after a rare snowfall in March of 2006.
Mission Peak (L), Mount Allison (C) and Monument Peak (R) after a rare snowfall in March of 2006.

Fremont is located at 37°32′35″N, 121°58′58″W (37.542943, -121.982786)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 225.6 km² (87.1 mi²), of which 198.6 km² (76.7 mi²) is land and 27.0 km² (10.4 mi²), 11.97%, is water. Fremont is bordered to the east by hills of the Diablo Range. The most prominent of these hills is Mission Peak, among the tallest points in the region at 2,517 feet (767 m). Mission Peak is a popular hiking spot in the East Bay Area. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 211 pixel Image in higher resolution (3504 × 924 pixel, file size: 454 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fremont, California Mission... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 211 pixel Image in higher resolution (3504 × 924 pixel, file size: 454 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fremont, California Mission... Mission Peak is a peak east of Fremont, California. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The Diablo Range is a large group of mountain chains and ranges in western California. ... Mission Peak is a peak east of Fremont, California. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1960 43,790
1970 100,869 130.3%
1980 131,945 30.8%
1990 173,339 31.4%
2000 203,413 17.3%
Est. 2006 211,662 4.1%

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 203,413 people, 68,237 households, and 52,201 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,024.1/km² (2,652.3/mi²). There were 69,452 housing units at an average density of 349.7/km² (905.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 47.67% White, 36.95% Asian, 3.10% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 5.52% from other races, and 5.84% from two or more races. 13.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Fremont is the home to the largest concentration of Afghans in the United States. This is noted in the prominent place Fremont has in Khaled Hosseini's 2003 novel Kite Runner. Fremont also has a large Deaf community, in large part due to the fact that it is home to the Northern California campus of the California School for the Deaf. The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Map of countries by population Population growth showing projections for later this century Demography is the statistical study of human populations. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanics in the United States, or Hispanic Americans, are American citizens or residents of Hispanic ethnicity who identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Khaled Hosseini (Persian: خالد حسینی)(IPA pronunciation: [1])(born March 4, 1965) is an Tajik-American novelist and physician,who is an ethnic Tajik from Afghanistan. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan American author Khaled Hosseini. ... The California School for the Deaf, Fremont is a school for hearing impaired children in Fremont, California. ...


There were 68,237 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.34. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 36.8% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males. Ageing is a part of the human life cycle. ...


According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the city is $88,335, and the median income for a family was $97,499.[1] Males have a median household income of $59,274 versus $40,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,411. About 3.6% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over. The median household income is commonly used to provide data about smaller geographic areas. ... The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Politics

In the state legislature Fremont is located in the 10th Senate District, represented by Democrat Ellen Corbett, and in the 20th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Alberto Torrico. Federally, Fremont is located in California's 13th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +22[1] and is represented by Democrat Pete Stark. Stark received a 93% progressive rating from a self-described non-partisan group that provides a "searchable database of Congressional voting records from a Progressive perspective"[2], and an 8% conservative rating from a conservative group.[3] Politically, Fremont leans strongly to the Democratic Party. It voted for Kerry with 66% of the vote. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Ellen M. Corbett (born 31 December 1954) is a Democratic politician from San Leandro, California. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... Alberto Torrico has been a member of the California State Assembly since December of 2004 after Assemblyman John Dutra was term limited. ... California congressional districts since 2003. ... The Cook Partisan Voting Index indicates how much more Democratic or Republican a district performs compared to the nation as a whole. ... Stark delivers his response to President George W. Bushs 2005 State of the Union address. ... This article is about Progressivism. ... Ths article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ...


Education

Fremont is home to the Fremont Unified School District and lies within the Ohlone Community College District. Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) is a primary and secondary education school district located in Fremont, California. ...


The Fremont Unified School District has five comprehensive high schools for students in grades 9-12: American, Kennedy, Irvington, Mission San Jose and Washington. These five high schools, along with James Logan High School in Union City and Newark Memorial High School in Newark, make up the Mission Valley Athletic League (M.V.A.L.). Most public high school in the United States are comprehensive public high schools. ... John F. Kennedy High School is a high school located in Fremont, California, in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mission San Jose High School students on their way to class. ... Washington High School (WHS) is one of the five Fremont, California public high schools which was established in 1892. ... James Logan High School is a high school in Union City, California, USA, part of the New Haven Unified School District. ... The city of Union City highlighted within Alameda County For other places with this name, see Union City. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this school-related article may require cleanup. ... The city of Newark highlighted within Alameda County Newark is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. ... The Mission Valley Athletic League (commonly abbreviated MVAL) is a collaboration of 7 schools in the Tri-Cities area of Fremont, Newark and Union City, California. ...


In addition to the five comprehensive high schools, the district has a continuation high school (Robertson); an independent study program (Vista); an adult school; five junior high schools for grades 7-8 (Centerville, Hopkins, Horner, Thornton and Walters); and 29 elementary schools (K-6).[4] The district operates the Mission Valley Regional Occupational Programjointly with Newark and New Haven Unified School Districts. Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary/elementary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... Centerville Junior High School is a secondary school in Fremont, California. ... Hopkins Junior High School is a secondary school in Fremont, California. ... Horner Junior High School is a secondary school in Fremont, California. ... Thornton Junior High School is a secondary school in Fremont, California. ... Walters Junior High School is a secondary school Fremont, California. ... Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) is a primary and secondary education school district located in Fremont, California. ...


The main campus of Ohlone College is located in Fremont, with a smaller center in Newark. The University of California, Berkeley has an extension campus located in Fremont, and the University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus and Northwestern Polytechnic University and DeVry University offer undergraduate and graduate programs in technology and management areas. Ohlone College is a community college located in Fremont, California. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... University of Phoenix (UOP) is a for-profit educational institution specializing in adult education, with campuses located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. ... Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU) is a private institution of higher education accredited to award bachelors and masters degrees in science, technology and management. ... DeVry University and DeVry Institute of Technology are divisions of Devry Inc. ...


The city is also home to Fremont Christian School and California School for the Deaf, Fremont, which serves Northern California. It shares its campus with the Statewide California School for the Blind. Fremont Christian School (also known as FCS), is a private Evangelical Christian School located in Fremont, California, USA. The school was founded in 1967. ... The California School for the Deaf, Fremont is a school for hearing impaired children in Fremont, California. ... Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. ...


History

Mission Peak as seen from the Central Park/Lake Elizabeth area.
Mission Peak as seen from the Central Park/Lake Elizabeth area.

The recorded history of the Fremont area began on June 9, 1797 when Mission San José was founded by the Spaniard Father Fermin de Lasuen. The Mission was established at the site of the Ohlone native village of Oroysom. On their second day in the area, the Mission party killed a grizzly bear in Niles Canyon. The first English-speaking visitor to Fremont was the renowned trapper and explorer Jedediah Smith in 1827. The Mission prospered, eventually reaching a population of 1,886 inhabitants in 1831. The influence of the missionaries declined after 1834, when the Mexican government enacted secularization. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 1. ... Mission Peak is a peak east of Fremont, California. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Mission San José was founded on Trinity Sunday (June 11), 1797 on a site located in the Mission San Jose District of Fremont, California (formerly an independent town, a spot that the natives called Oroysom or Orisom) in the Valley of San José. The pueblo (town) of San Jose had... Father Fermín Francisco Lasuén (June 7, 1736 - June 26, 1803) was a Spanish missionary to America. ... For the Brooklyn-based indie rock band, see Grizzly Bear (band). ... Niles Canyon is a canyon, formed by Alameda Creek, largely in unincorporated Alameda County, California, USA; part of which lies in the Fremont city limits, and also the Union City city limits. ... // Bold textItalic textLink title Jedediah Smith Jedediah Strong Smith (born January 6, 1799 - presumed date of death May 27, 1831) was a hunter, trapper, fur trader and explorer of the Rocky Mountains, the American West Coast and the Southwest during the nineteenth century. ... Secularization or secularisation is a process of transformation as a society slowly migrates from close identification with the local institutions of religion to a more clearly separated relationship. ...


The family of Don José de Jesus Vallejo, brother of Mariano Vallejo, was the most influential in Fremont in the late colonial era. His family owned a large rancho and built a flour mill at the mouth of Niles Canyon. In 1846 they were visited by the town's namesake John C. Frémont. Fremont grew rapidly at the time of the Gold Rush. Agriculture dominated the economy with grapes, nursery plants and olives as leading crops. In 1868 a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on the Hayward Fault collapsed buildings throughout Fremont, ruining Mission San José and its outbuildings. Until the 1906 San Francisco earthquake caused its destruction, Fremont's Palmdale Winery was the largest in California. The ruins of the Palmdale Winery are still visible near the Five Corners in Irvington.[5] Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (7 July 1808 - 12 January 1890) was born at Monterey, California, entered the Monterey Presidial Academy in 1823. ... The Vallejo Flour Mill in Fremont, California, was built in 1856 by José de Jesús Vallejo, brother of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, on his Rancho Arroyo de la Alameda. ... Niles Canyon is a canyon, formed by Alameda Creek, largely in unincorporated Alameda County, California, USA; part of which lies in the Fremont city limits, and also the Union City city limits. ... John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States, and the first presidential candidate of a major party to run on a platform in opposition to slavery. ... For other meanings, see Gold rush (disambiguation) A California Gold Rush handbill A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold. ... The Hayward Fault Zone is located in northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: Stockton Street from Union Square, looking toward Market Street. ...


From 1912-1916 the Niles section of Fremont was the earliest home of California's motion picture industry.[2] Charlie Chaplin filmed several movies in Fremont, most notably "The Tramp." Fremont was incorporated in 1956, when five towns in the area came together to form a city. Fremont became more industrialized in the 1950s and 1960s. The 1980s brought an automotive assembly plant of Toyota and General Motors called NUMMI. A boom in high-tech employment in the 1980s to the late 1990s, especially in the Warm Springs District, caused rapid development in the city. Charles Chaplin redirects here. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... This article is about the automaker. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Constituent towns

Centerville, Irvington, Mission San Jose, Niles, and Warm Springs make up the five former independent towns which combined to form Fremont. Today, these places are no longer separate communities and are usually considered districts of the city of Fremont. The town of Newark declined to join Fremont, and is now an enclave. The city of Newark highlighted within Alameda County Newark is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Centerville

Centerville was perhaps the main town in Washington Township. The area is served by two high schools, American High School and Washington High School. It also has two junior high schools, Thornton Junior High School and Centerville Junior High School. Alameda County is a suburban county in Californias San Francisco Bay Area. ... American High School (AHS) is a public secondary school located in Fremont, California. ... Washington High School (WHS) is one of the five Fremont, California public high schools which was established in 1892. ... Thornton Junior High School is a secondary school in Fremont, California. ... Centerville Junior High School is a secondary school in Fremont, California. ...


Centerville includes all of North and most of Central Fremont. The Centerville Pioneer Cemetery contains the burial places of many of the city's founding pioneers. The Centerville Pioneer Cemetery (originally known as the Centerville Presbyterian Cemetery) is located at the corner of Post Street and Bonde Avenue in the City of Fremont and was officially designated a state cemetery in 1858 or 1859 depending upon the source. ...


Centerville is the focal point of a sizeable Afghan community, and the area is informally known in some circles as "Little Kabul" [3] . The best-selling novel The Kite Runner was based partly in Fremont's Afghan community. A 99 Ranch Market is one of many East Asian businesses in the area. The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan American author Khaled Hosseini. ... 99 Ranch Market (also called Tawa Supermarket in its Chinese name, sometimes called Ranch 99 due to confusion based on its logo) is one of the largest Asian American supermarket chains in the United States. ...


Irvington

Irvington is centered on the intersection of Fremont Blvd. and Washington Blvd. Irvington has many antique shops and restaurants, many of which were established in the late 1800s. The neighborhood was named after Irvington, New Jersey, the birthplace of a local railroad executive at the time. The neighborhood is ethnically mixed and is primarily working class. The local high schools are Irvington High School, Robertson High School and John F. Kennedy High School. The Irvington district has two main neighborhoods: Irvington Woods and the Irvington Square. // Invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. ... Map of Irvington Township in Essex County Irvington is a Township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Fremont Unified School District Alternative Schools are a collaboration of three alternative schools within the [[Fremont Unified School District. ... John F. Kennedy High School is a high school located in Fremont, California, in the United States. ...


Mission San Jose

The reconstructed misson.
The reconstructed misson.

Nestled at the base of Fremont's rolling hills is the Mission San José, one of the oldest of the historic Spanish missions in California, which gave its name to this historic town. The church building that exists today is a re-construction of the original mission church (completed in 1982). One side of the original mission quadrangle remains and houses a museum. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1010x768, 193 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fremont, California User:Mactographer Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1010x768, 193 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fremont, California User:Mactographer Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Mission San José was founded on Trinity Sunday (June 11), 1797 on a site located in the Mission San Jose District of Fremont, California (formerly an independent town, a spot that the natives called Oroysom or Orisom) in the Valley of San José. The pueblo (town) of San Jose had... The Spanish missions in California (more simply referred to as the California Missions) comprise a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholics of the Franciscan Order between 1769 and 1823 to spread the Catholic faith among the local Native Americans. ...


Fremont's community college, Ohlone College, is situated one block away from the mission and serves over 12,000 students. Ohlone College is a community college located in Fremont, California. ...


Mission San Jose has the highest concentration of Asian Americans in Fremont - over 50% of the population as of the 2000 census. The local high school is Mission San Jose High School. The median family income for the Mission San Jose area (ZIP code 94539) exceeded $114,595 in 2005. Owing to an influx of professionals and other affluent families seeking access to the top-performing local public schools, Mission San Jose's median home value reached $831,000 in 2006, earning the community a rank of 237 on Forbes magazine's list of the 500 most affluent communities in the United States. [4] An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Mission San Jose High School students on their way to class. ... Mr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In 2001 an attempt by community organizations in the Mission San Jose district to withdraw from the Fremont Unified School District caused state-wide controversy and led to accusations of racism from both sides. The attempt was prompted by a re-drawing of the school enrollment areas, under which some Mission San Jose residents would send their children to Horner Junior High and Irvington High schools. The controversial effort to secede was dropped later that year. Fremont's public schools continue to rank among the best in California. [5] [6] Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) is a primary and secondary education school district located in Fremont, California. ... Horner Junior High School is a secondary school in Fremont, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Niles

Niles Art Walk 2005
Niles Art Walk 2005

Unlike most cities in the Bay Area, Niles retains a small town feel anchored by a tight-knit community. Geography partly explains the community's cohesion; in addition to sitting against the base of Fremont's hills, the town is physically divided from other parts of Fremont and neighboring Union City by Mission Boulevard (State Route 238) to the east and north, Alameda Creek to the south, Union Pacific railroads to the west and southeast, and the Quarry Lakes to the southwest. Old Town Niles features its own library, post office, and silent movie theater as well as a large number of antique and craft stores. The town is named after Addison Niles. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x1536, 528 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x1536, 528 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Mission Boulevard is a road in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-238 / I-580 ?? CA-185 / CA-92 ?? CA-84 ?? I-680 ?? Legend Prev Next < Route 237 Route 239 > California State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic California State Route 238 is a north-south highway in the southeastern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. A divided... The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ... Addison C. Niles was a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California. ...


Niles was the home of one of the first West Coast motion picture companies, Essanay Studios. Charlie Chaplin and Bronco Billy Anderson filmed some of their most famous silent movies in Niles. Scenic Niles Canyon stretches between Niles and Sunol. The nonprofit Niles Essenay Film Museum offers both artifacts of Niles' early years, and each Saturday evening, screenings of early-twentieth-century silent films, many of which were filmed locally. Essanay Studios was a motion picture company founded in Chicago, Illinois by George K. Spoor and Bronco Billy Anderson under the name Essanay (S and A). It produced silent films with such stars as Ben Turpin, Wallace Beery, Francis X. Bushman, Gloria Swanson and Charlie Chaplin. ... Charles Chaplin redirects here. ... Bronco Billy Anderson was born with the name Max Aronson in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 21, 1880 (some sources say Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and his date of birth is also uncertain, possibly on March 10th), and he died in Los Angeles, California on January 20, 1971. ... Niles Canyon is a canyon, formed by Alameda Creek, largely in unincorporated Alameda County, California, USA; part of which lies in the Fremont city limits, and also the Union City city limits. ... The city of Sunol highlighted within Alameda County Sunol is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Alameda County, California, United States. ...


The Niles Canyon Railway runs along Alameda Creek, and carries passengers on weekend excursions, including a holiday 'train of lights' which is extremely popular - tickets for these trains typically sell out by early October. The Niles Canyon Railroad has a small but well-maintained collection of historic rail stock. The Niles Canyon Railway is a heritage railway in the Niles Canyon, Sunol, California near San Francisco, California, USA. The railroad began operation along historic tracks in 1988. ... [[1]] ...


Of special note is the annual antique fair and flea market which takes place on the last Sunday in August. The entire town turns out with things to sell as early as Saturday morning, with bargain hunters from the Bay Area and beyond visiting in search of bargains. Niles is also home to the Fremont Gurdwara, which serves the large American Sikh community of Fremont as a religious shrine open to not only the Sikhs but to everyone disregarding their caste and religion. For more information on Niles, please visit The Niles Main Street Association Page. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Gurdwara Sahib of Fremont is a center of Sikh worship. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ...


Warm Springs

The Warm Springs district is the southernmost portion of Fremont whose hub is the Warm Springs and Mission Boulevard intersection. Due to its proximity to the center of Silicon Valley, Warm Springs has attracted the headquarters of many high-tech companies including Nielsen Norman Group, Corsair Memory and Lexar of the US as well as foreign high-tech companies such as Elitegroup Computer Systems, AMAX Engineering Corporation, ACMA Computers, Asus and Universal abit. The district is also home to blue-collar industry. NUMMI, a joint automobile manufacturing plant for General Motors and Toyota is the city's largest employer. Nielsen Norman Group is a usability consulting company created by well-known user experience experts Donald Norman, Jakob Nielsen, and Bruce Tognazzini. ... Corsair Memory is a company which produces computer memory, primarily for the computer enthusiast crowd, although they also produce a value line called Value Select. ... Lexar is an American manufacturer of various digital media and software based in Fremont, CA. Media manufactured by them include SD cards, Memory Sticks, keydrives, and CompactFlash cards. ... Elitegroup Computer Systems (or ECS) is a Taiwan-based electronics firm. ... For other uses, see ASUS (disambiguation). ... Universal abit (formerly ABIT) is a Taiwanese computer components manufacturer, active since the late 1980s. ... A blue-collar worker is a working class employee who performs manual or technical labor, such as in a factory or in technical maintenance trades, in contrast to a white-collar worker, who does non-manual work generally at a desk. ... New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Warm Springs also serves as commercial center for the mainly residential Mission San Jose district, especially since the construction of Pacific Commons, a large, modern shopping center. The large Asian population in Mission San Jose comes to Warm Springs for authentic Asian stores such as the Lion Supermarket and the Little Taipei shopping center, as well as more traditional supermarkets such as Safeway . Pacific Commons Almost 1 million square feet of retail is located at the intersection of Interstate 880 and Auto Mall Parkway and includes retailers such as Lowes Home Improvement, Costco, Kohls Department Store, Linens-N-Things, Office Depot, Party America, DSW Shoes, Justice for Girls, Old Navy, Carters... Packaged food aisles in a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon A supermarket is a departmentalized self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise. ... This article is about article is about the US-based corporation. ...


Currently, Warm Springs is included in a study to determine the feasibility of extending the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) system further south. Bart can refer to: A diminutive of Bartholomew Barts is the frequently used abbreviation for St Bartholomews Hospital in the City of London. ...


Transportation

See also: Fremont-Centerville (Amtrak station)

Fremont is served by Interstate 880 (Nimitz Freeway) and Interstate 680 (Sinclair Freeway), which do not meet or cross each other in the city. In addition, it is served by SR 84 and Mission Boulevard. The city is the eastern terminus of the Dumbarton Bridge. Regional rail transportation is provided by BART and the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE). Fremont's BART station serves as the southernmost terminus for the BART system (BART extensions to the Warm Springs district and southward into San Jose have been in the planning stages for several years). Centerville station provides a stopping point for ACE service which travels from Stockton to San Jose. Bus service is provided by AC Transit locally. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority provides express bus service to various points in Silicon Valley, including downtown San Jose and Knott's Great America (seasonally) in Santa Clara, thus providing an alternative to the already heavy traffic on I-880 and I-680. The Centerville Depot is a train station in Fremont, California. ... Interstate 880 (abbreviated I-880) is an interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-280 SCL 0. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE Segment 1 SR-1 SM 0. ... Mission Boulevard is a road in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... The Dumbarton Bridge is the southernmost of the highway bridges that span the San Francisco Bay in California. ... A westbound BART train with aerodynamic design A car in downtown San Francisco. ... The Altamont Commuter Express leaving Pleasanton station. ... Fremont is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station that serves Fremont, California. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... Nickname: Motto: Stocktons Great, Take A Look! Location in San Joaquin County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County San Joaquin County Incorporated 1850 Government  - Mayor Edward J. Chavez  - City Manager J. Gordon Palmer, Jr. ... AC Transit (in full, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District) is a regional bus agency serving parts of Alameda County and Contra Costa County in the western coastal area of the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... [[|right|200px]] Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is a special-purpose district responsible for public transit services, congestion management, specific highway improvement projects, and countywide transportation planning for Santa Clara County, California, United States. ... For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Great America is an amusement park owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. ... Location of Santa Clara within Santa Clara County, California. ...


Elevated sound levels exist in some areas of Fremont, especially along Interstate 880. Since the 1980s efforts have been made by CalTrans and the city to mitigate sound levels by construction of sound barriers.[6] The Federal design level for freeway noise is 67 Leq, which standard has been used in analysis of the proper sound wall height. Noise pollution (or environmental noise in technical venues) is displeasing human or machine created sound that disrupts the environment. ... Interstate 880 (abbreviated I-880) is an interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Caltrans logo The soaring ramps in the stack interchanges favored by Caltrans often provide stunning views. ... Noise mitigation is a set of strategies to reduce unwanted environmental sound. ... U.S. Navy F/A-18 at transonic speed. ...


Notable people

Julie Pinson (born November 7, 1967 in Fremont, California) is an American actress. ... Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi (born July 12, 1971) is an American figure skater. ... Gary Plummer (born 26 January 1960 in Fremont, California, U.S.) is a former NFL linebacker and current color commentator for the San Francisco 49ers radio broadcasts. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ... Helen Newington Wills Roark (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998), also known as Helen Wills Moody, was an American tennis player who is generally considered to have been one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. ... MC Hammer (later Hammer), real name Stanley Kirk Burrell, (born March 30, 1962) was an early mainstream rapper, known for his baggy genie pants and catchy hooks on songs like U Cant Touch This. Early Life MC Hammer was born in Oakland, California. ... == Headline text ==. Emcee LynxAND JAYSHREE SARMA FROM NAIROBI KENYA A DANCER, RJ AND EMCEE FOR SEVERAL SHOWS, HER MOST MEMORABLE ANCHORING JOB WAS IN 2005 FOR uSTAD zAKIR HUSSEIN WORLD RENOWNED TABLA MAESTRO ,, A FORMER ANGELS DANCE MEMBER AND PRESENTER AT EAST FM He uses music to advocate for... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Khaled Hosseini (Persian: خالد حسینی)(IPA pronunciation: [1])(born March 4, 1965) is an Tajik-American novelist and physician,who is an ethnic Tajik from Afghanistan. ...

Baseball stadium

On 7 November 2006, reports surfaced that the Bay Area's American League baseball team, the Oakland Athletics, plans to build a 36,000-seat baseball stadium in Fremont, to be called Cisco Field.[7] A formal announcement given a short time later (from the franchise and the city of Fremont) confirmed that the team will relocate from the city of Oakland and move to Cisco Field in South Fremont in 2010 or 2011. A sizeable portion of the team's fan base already resides in the southern Alameda County area; the new stadium's closer proximity to the lucrative Silicon Valley market is also seen as a positive aspect of the relocation. There is much controversy regarding this proposal, for many reasons, including the lack of public transportation, chronic and severe traffic congestion, wetlands intrusion, deterioration in quality of life, loss of business taxes, and financial doubts. is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... This article is about the sport. ... The new Wembley Stadium in London is the most expensive stadium ever built; it has a seating capacity of 90,000 This article is about the building type. ... Cisco Field is a proposed baseball stadium in Fremont, California. ...


On February 27, 2007, the San Jose Mercury News reported that just across the street from the envisioned ballpark village site sits Scott Specialty Gases, a distributor of highly toxic materials used in semi-conductor manufacturing. Fremont officials advised team owner Lew Wolff last year that he'd need to either relocate the plant or find another way to mitigate the potential hazard posed by a toxic gas cloud floating over a ballpark filled with 32,000 people. [7] This is seen as a major obstacle in getting a stadium built in Fremont.


On May 10, 2007, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the team had signed a contract to buy 168 acres (68 ha) of land in Fremont.[8]


References

  1. ^ Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?. Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved on 2007-10-19.
  2. ^ Leading with the Left. Progressive Punch. Retrieved on 2007-10-19.
  3. ^ ACU Ratings of Congress, 2006. American Conservative Union (2006). Retrieved on 2007-10-19.
  4. ^ Fremont USD Directory of Schools
  5. ^ Jill M. Singleton. Lost Wineries and Vineyards of Fremont, California. Fremont Museum of Local History. Accessed 2006-11-09
  6. ^ Acoustical study for the widening of Interstate 880 in the cities of Newark and Fremont, Alameda County, California, Earth Metrics Inc, for the Federal Highway Administration, October, 1989
  7. ^ Witt, Barry. "Toxic hazard creates bump in road to new A's ballpark", San Jose Mercury News, 2007-02-27. Retrieved on 2007-03-02. (English) 

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