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April 1, 2014 > City of Fremont Briefs

City of Fremont Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

Should electronic cigarette retailers, lounges, and vapor bars be permanently banned within city limits?
The City of Fremont is seeking feedback from its residents on permanently banning electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) retailers, lounges, and vapor bars within city limits. Weigh in on Fremont Open City Hall, our online forum.On Feb. 11, the Fremont City Council established a temporary ban on e-cigarette retailers, lounges, and vapor bars. The City would like input as to whether this temporary ban should be permanent.
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that may resemble smoking a cigarette. It is only minimally regulated by state law and the health risks of inhaling the vapors are unknown. The City of Fremont currently has eight retail establishments that sell e-cigarettes and include e-cigarette lounges and vapor bars. Please feel free to submit your feedback at

Explore your inner magician or clown while you discover how fun and easy it is to make balloon animals in this NEW special workshop! In the April 11 Balloon Twisting Workshop (Ages 7-11 / barcode 207527), participants will learn a simple three-step method to making balloon animals. Our instructor, Larry Wertman, has been twisting animal balloons for 20+ years and teaching for over six years. So come on down and ÒtwistÓ the day away with Larry, and have a balloon of a good time! Check our Recreation Guide for more workshops and details at, or to register visit us online at For more information, contact Irene Jordahl at or (510) 494-4322.

ÒGive me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string; I wouldnÕt get bored anywhere,Ó said Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones. Music is a gift. Share it with your children and enroll them in this group guitar class for kids (Ages 6 to 16 / barcode 206736). Be sure to bring a guitar and pick, and get ready to have a ripping good time! Beginners will learn the basics of guitar playing including melodies, chords, and reading music. Experienced players will have lessons tailored to their skill level. Instructor Julie Thomas has a B.A. in Piano/Guitar and an A.A. in Performing Arts. Check out our Recreation Guide at for more classes and details, or to register, visit us online at For more information on the group guitar class, contact Sheri Smith at or (510) 791-4318.

WhenÕs the last time you took a walk? The City of Fremont is looking for input on how to enhance the experience and safety of walking in the community, with a focus on improving mobility for all. After all, mobility is the key to connecting people and enabling businesses, schools, organizations and neighborhoods to thrive. Please take a moment to take our survey by visiting For more information please contact Rene Dalton in the Public Works Department at or (510) 494-4535.

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