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04-09-24 Community

Tri-City Voice is proud to serve our community but what does the term “community” mean?  Use of the word implies a cohesive group that shares a common purpose and goals. In a multifaceted society, it is often difficult to penetrate surface differences to uncover these...

04-02-24 Tip of the Hat

When we meet others, whether old friends or new acquaintances, the initial greeting sets the tone for what is to follow. A friendly open-handed wave and smile accompanied by appropriate speech such as “hello” or “I am glad to meet you” is the gateway to a pleasant and...

03-26-24 E PLURIBUS UNUM

Stamped proudly on official documents, treaties, currency and the like, the Great Seal of the United States of America includes a bald eagle holding 13 arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. The motto “e pluribus unum” -out of many, one – is displayed...

03-19-24 Another look

The city of Fremont is currently organized as a general law city that follows state law governing its structure. While allowing some flexibility, other cities, especially those with large populations, have opted for another form of government. When organized as a...

03-12-24 Beware The Ides of March

Just as in the time of Caesar’s reign over the Roman Republic and his assassination in 44 BC., there appears to be an abundance of activity in this mid-month “Ides.” Shakespeare popularized the notion of caution as Caesar was warned repeatedly to avoid Senate chambers...

03-05-24 Traffic-Go-Round

A presentation of speed limit updates for the streets of Fremont turned a rather routine, mundane staff report into an interesting discussion of how speed limits are evaluated and modified. Residential areas are governed by state law at 25 miles per hour while main...