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July 11, 2017 > Fremont News Briefs

Fremont News Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

Senior Center Hosts Upcoming Events
The Fremont Senior Center is a welcoming community for local seniors to gather, learn, and simply enjoy life through a full range of social and health services, leisure activities, and events. Throughout the year, the Fremont Senior Center offers numerous trips, workshops, classes, and support and interest groups.

Come learn how to use your iPad. A volunteer will be on-hand at the Senior Center once again this summer to teach a 6-week iPad class. Learn the ÒappsÓ and features that are helpful for maximizing the use of your iPad. Class starts Thursday, July 13 and will be held Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through August 17. Call the Fremont Senior Center at (510) 790-6600 to sign up for this free class.

Put on your dancing shoes and attend the upcoming Hot Summers Night Dinner Dance on Tuesday, July 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Admission includes live entertainment by 100 Proof Band and a delectable meal of grilled beef bistro filet, blue lake green beans, yam towers, a green salad, and dessert. (Non-beef option is available upon request.) To purchase tickets, call the Fremont Senior Center at 510-790-6600.

The Fremont Senior Center is proud to serve as a second home for all the seniors in the surrounding community. To find out more about membership, benefits, and events, please stop by the Senior Center at 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy. in Fremont, visit, or call at 510-790-6600.

Movie under the Stars
Join the City of Fremont Recreation Services Division for Friday Night Movies in the Park this summer on July 28 and August 18. The movies, Moana on July 28 and The LEGO Batman Movie on August 18, will be shown just after sunset at the Central Park Performance Pavilion. Both events are free, so grab some blankets or low beach chairs, a picnic dinner and enjoy two great flicks with your family this summer! For more details, visit

Community Alert System - Notification Matters
Be safe by being informed. Enroll in the CityÕs Community Alert system, CodeRED¨, to receive voice calls, text messages, or emails for emergency and non-emergency notifications.

The City of FremontÕs Community Alert System, CodeRED¨, is provided by Emergency Communications Network. CodeRED¨ is a high-speed notification system that gives City officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency alerts and non-emergency notifications to targeted geographic areas or the entire city.

CodeRED¨ is an automated phone calling system that currently contains land-line phone numbers for most residents and businesses. The City of Fremont strongly encourages all residents and businesses, as well as people who send their children to school in Fremont or work in Fremont, to register their contact information into the secure CodeRED¨ database to receive notifications by email, SMS (text), and cell or work numbers.

To add your information to the CodeRED¨ system, you will be asked to provide the following information: First and last name; Fremont street address (physical address only, no P.O. Boxes); and telephone number (land-line and/or cell phone), e-mail and/or text addresses. Your contact information remains private and will only be used for community alerts. There is no fee to register.

The Police and Fire departments may use the system to notify homes and businesses of situations that pose imminent threat to life or health, such as:
¥ Evacuation
¥ Hazardous materials releases or spills
¥ Barricaded criminal suspects
¥ Floods and fires in an immediate area
Non-Emergency Communications
The City also uses the system for non-emergency, time-sensitive information, such as:
¥ Road closures
¥ Scheduled major maintenance work
¥ Planned traffic impacts
¥ Missing persons
¥ Criminal descriptions
¥ City events

There are two phone numbers used when the City activates the Community Alert system. When you see 866-419-5000 displayed, you will know the call is from the City of Fremont and it is designated as an ÒemergencyÓ call. When you see 855-969-4636 displayed, that call is also from the City of Fremont and it is a Ònon-emergencyÓ call. If you would like to hear the last message delivered to your phone, simply dial the number back. Add these numbers to your phoneÕs address book so you know the City is calling.

For more information, or to enroll, please visit

Police Department Seeking Dedicated Dispatchers
The most rewarding careers can often be found in public safety work. If youÕre a team player, thrive in high-stress environments, can quickly process information, and are passionate about helping people through the worst or scariest moments of their lives, then this may be the perfect position for you.

The City of Fremont is looking for individuals interested in joining the Police Communications Dispatcher team.

Effective team players able to learn the principles and techniques of radio communication and record-keeping are highly encouraged to apply! Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a satisfactory job performance will qualify.

In this position, duties include:
¥ Receiving information, questions and requests for service from callers who may be injured, confused or abusive
¥ Quickly evaluating emergency situations, obtaining accurate information and developing logical working solutions
¥ Learning police codes and various statutes and providing information to field units, other agencies and the public

To be considered for this position, head to and submit a completed City application, resume, and typing certificate. For additional information, please visit

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Habitat for Humanity Project
The City of Fremont and Habitat for Humanity are inviting the community to attend the Central Commons Groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 4369 Central Ave. in Fremont. Central Commons is the CityÕs new 30-home development, built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, which gives limited-income families the opportunity to own their own home.

At the event, attendees can learn more about Habitat for HumanityÕs mission and how they can volunteer to help build these new homes. Habitat for Humanity plans to start working with interested volunteers soon after the groundbreaking event. Every hour volunteered will help 30 limited-income families own a home and build stability and self-reliance for themselves and their children.

For more information and to RSVP for the event, please visit

Central Park Summer Concert Series Underway
FremontÕs Central Park Summer Concert Series is off to a sizzling start! The City is hosting free concerts every Thursday evening through August 3, featuring a variety of musical genres and performers, from 80s dance music to soulful R&B classics.

2017 Concert Schedule
July 13 - Pop Fiction (80s Hits, 70s Disco & more)
July 20 - Aja Vu/StealinÕ Chicago (Hits by Chicago & Steely Dan)
July 27 - Jukebox Heroes (Decades of Billboard Hits)
August 3 - East Bay Mudd (Big Horn Band PlayinÕ R&B Hits)

All concerts will be held at the Central Park Performance Pavilion (next to 40204 Paseo Padre Pkwy.) on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Children are also welcome, and can head to the KidsÕ Fun Zone, a kid-friendly environment sponsored by Bay Area Jump. Remember to come hungry since KinderÕs will be serving up a mouthwatering menu that varies from week to week.

This yearÕs Summer Concert Series is presented by Washington Hospital Healthcare System and Republic Services and is sponsored by Niles Rotary, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Bay Area Jump, and KinderÕs.

For more information, please call 510-494-4300 or send an email to

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