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December 5, 2017 > Fremont News Briefs

Fremont News Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

Bring cheer to those in need
The City of Fremont Giving Hope Holiday Program is an opportunity to give hope this holiday season to families and seniors in need who receive counseling and case management services from FremontÕs Human Services Department. Can you help brighten their holiday season? You can sponsor and provide personalized gifts for a senior or family by using their Wish List, available for viewing at You can also make cash donations to support the CityÕs efforts to ensure all Wish Lists are fulfilled at

Fremont Fire Department collecting donations
The Fremont Fire Department is once again teaming up with Tri-City Volunteers, a local nonprofit, to collect non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys. Donation barrels will be located at Fire Stations Nos. 1 through 10, as well as the Fire DepartmentÕs Administrative Office at 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A from November 24 through December 19. For a list of fire station locations, visit For more information call the Fremont Fire Department at (510) 494-4200.

Holiday Splendor at Patterson House
Put yourself in the holiday spirit and attend an Open House at Patterson House on Friday, December 8 from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and see it fully-decorated for the holidays. Enjoy live music, Victorian-inspired decorations, and much more! Father Christmas will visit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the pump organist will play from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The cost is $7 in advance for adults ($8 at the door); children 12 and under are free. To purchase tickets and register online visit (fees include park admission).

This 150-year-old Victorian-era mansion was owned by one of the influential families in what became Fremont and is located in Ardenwood Historic Farm. If youÕre unable to attend the Open House, there are additional holiday tours planned throughout the month at the Patterson House. See the list of dates and times below.

Saturdays: December 2, 9, and 16
Sundays: December 3 and 10
11:30 a.m. ÒshortenedÓ tour for tots (under 6) and their families
12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. are full-length, 45-minute tours for adults (and youth over 6 years)

Thursdays and Fridays: December 7, 8, 14, and 15
2:30 p.m. ÒshortenedÓ tour for tots (under 6) and their families
1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. are full-length, 45-minute tours for adults (and youth over 6 years)

House tours are $2 to $3 (plus winter rate park admission fee) and are available for purchase at the house. For more information, contact the CityÕs Recreation Supervisor Rena Kiehn at or (510) 494-4196.

Startup Grind - Data Science for Business
Startup Grind Fremont is back for another fireside chat. Join us as we discuss how to grow your startup using data science. Hear from Ilya Semin, a chief executive officer and visionary. WeÕll be convening at EFI (Electronics for Imaging) located at 6700 Dumbarton Circle in Fremont on Thursday, December 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event was rescheduled from November 29.

Ilya is the CEO of Datanyze; a product focused on helping sales and marketing teams spend less time hunting and more time closing deals. Datanyze team has raised $2 million seed funding from a wide range of investors including Mark Cuban and Kobe Bryant. This talk will include how to use predictive analytics and data science to help your business grow. Ilya will share his startup journey.

CanÕt make it to this event? No problem. We have many more events scheduled for the near future. You can find additional information and purchase your tickets here:

City of Fremont Holiday Closures
The City of Fremont is implementing a Holiday Closure for many non-public safety City Services from Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. The Holiday Closure is scheduled for Dec. 27, 28 and 29, 2017, while City holidays are observed on Dec. 25 and 26, 2017 and Jan. 1 and 2, 2018. City offices participating in the Holiday Closure will re-open for business Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. This closure will not affect police and fire services.

Prior to the Holiday Closure going into effect, community members who may need assistance with building permits and inspections are encouraged to use the time between now and December 22 to organize project timelines and visit the Development Services Center. The Center is located at 39550 Liberty St. in Fremont and open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Community members who need to schedule a building inspection on Dec. 27, 28, and 29 should prearrange their inspection with their building inspector no later than Dec. 20.

For more information about the Development Services Center, as well as plans and permits for your projects, visit or call (510) 494-4443. Additional information about the City of Fremont Holiday Closure is available at

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