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					A4       505             SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2008                                                                                                                                    LOCAL                                                                                                  BAY AREA NEWS GROUP




IN BRIEF                              Campus                                                                         suggestions for combatting
                                                                                                                     gang activity on campuses:
                                                                                                                        n Enact a policy in which
                                                                                                                                                                                                  at a shopping center across
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the street from Irvington High
                                                                                                                                                                                                  School.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Board members said there
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     were plans to “close” all high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     schools campuses once remod-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               were still an issue for discus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sion at board meetings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “We have about 10,000 stu-
                                      FROM PAGE 3                                                                    school officials could identify                                                  On Oct. 23, 2007, a 24-                         eling projects are finished.               dents in our high schools, and
                                                                                                                     whether or not a student is                                                  year-old man was fatally shot                         However, at many board                 when you look at this number
         Fremont                      many 18-year-olds were gang                                                    an active gang member. Mik-                                                  outside the Meadow Square                          meetings, members did not                 (230), it’s relatively small,”
FALLING BRANCH INJURES FIRE-          members because it would                                                       kelsen said this would help                                                  Shopping Center at 12:20 p.m.,                     like the idea of putting fenc-            she said. “This is an issue and
FIGHTERS: Two firefighters suf-         take additional research to de-                                                student resource officers keep                                                during Irvington High’s lunch                      ing around district campuses.             something to put into perspec-
fered minor injuries Thursday         termine if the teen was in high                                                an eye on suspected trouble-                                                 hour. Later that day, police ar-                   They also found it difficult to            tive, but we want people to
while fighting a vegetation            school or not, he said. Because                                                makers as well as help keep                                                  rested a 17-year-old transient,                    keep students entertained dur-            know it’s a small number, but
blaze near Mission San Jose           of that, 18-year-olds were                                                     campuses safe.                                                               an 18-year-old Menlo Park                          ing non-instructional hours               significant, and we’re looking
Elementary School.                    not included in the report, he                                                    n Restrict gang colors such                                               man and an 18-year-old Fre-                        such as lunchtime, as well as             at how to address it.”
   Both were treated and              said.                                                                          as red and blue from being                                                   mont man. Police believe the                       funding staff members to lead                Mayor Bob Wasserman, a
released from Washington                 In all, Steckler said, there                                                worn on campus. The captain                                                  shooting was gang-related.                         activities during those hours.            former Fremont police chief,
Hospital after a thick branch         are 970 gang members in the                                                    said this policy would need to                                                  Lara York, a school board                          “It’s unfortunate, but that’s          said gangs are different from
struck them on their heads            police department’s database                                                   be consistent in all Fremont                                                 member, said one district                          the world we live in today,”              what they were in years past.
while fighting the fire, of-            who live in the city.                                                          schools.                                                                     school, American High School,                      Steckler said. “Anyone can                   “The difference between
ficials said.                             In the Tri-City area, there                                                    n “Close” campuses. “By                                                   has been “closed” for several                      walk in or out of a school.               gangs now and then is vio-
   The fire burned a small             are 3,218 identified gang                                                       closing campuses, you in-                                                    years.                                                “We’re not immune from                 lence,”    Wasserman       said.
area of vegetation near Be-           members. About 1,900 of                                                        crease the safety of students                                                   But Mikkelsen said it is not                    another Columbine incident,”              “Gangs then did things that
cado Place about 11:45 a.m.           those claim affiliations with                                                   and keep unwanted visitors off                                               a truly closed campus.                             he said, referring to a massacre          were undesirable and upset-
It was extinguished by 12:30          the Norteno street gang, while                                                 campuses,” Mikkelsen said.                                                      “In theory it’s closed,” he                     at a Colorado school in 1999.             ting, but they didn’t go kill
p.m. without damaging any             690 are members of the rival                                                   “And closing campuses can’t                                                  said. “Students can’t leave at                     “If you truly want safe cam-              people. ... But now they have
buildings, officials said.             Sureno gang. Another 390 be-                                                   mean students simply can’t                                                   lunch, but the doors aren’t                        puses, they should be closed.             easy access to weapons and
                  — Ben Aguirre Jr.   long to various Asian gangs                                                    leave for lunch.”                                                            watched. Kids can come in                          And by closed, we mean some               they know how to use them.
                                      and 53 are white. Another 243                                                     The police captain added                                                  and out at any time of the day,                    type of fencing with limited ac-             “There are far worse places
TEDDY BEAR CLINIC TODAY: From         are members of other various                                                   that a “closed campus” policy                                                and there are several doors on                     cess through your doors.”                 than Fremont, and let’s hope
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Kaiser       gangs, he said.                                                                would have prevented a homi-                                                 campus that provide easy ac-                          Board member Peggy Hern-               Fremont doesn’t get that way,”
Permanente Fremont Medical               Mikkelsen offered three                                                     cide from occurring last year                                                cess to the school.”                               don said closed campuses                  he said.
Center will hold a free clinic
for children.                         HOW TO CONTACT THE ARGUS
    Using teddy bears or
stuffed animals the children             If you’d like to contact us
                                      about a story or picture, or
                                                                                                                         Police, courts: Ben Aguirre
                                                                                                                     Jr., 353-7011; e-mail, bagu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fish                                               water district’s emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     services supervisor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No other sections of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               end also should help, Den-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nis said. High winds facilitate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               more turnover and splashing
bring, they will be taught the                                                                                                                                                                    FROM PAGE 3
importance of medical care            have a question, please call us                                                irre@bayareanewsgroup.com.                                                                                                      creek experienced a decrease              in the pool, which increases
and how to make visiting a            or send us an e-mail.                                                              Fremont government, gen-                                                                                                    in dissolved oxygen or fish                oxygen levels. And, water is
doctor more “bear-able.”                 To talk to the editor, or ask                                               eral news: Matthew Artz, 353-                                                into waterways that flow into                       kill, he added.                           more inclined to absorb ambi-
    Teddies will get eyes,            questions about letters to the                                                 7002; e-mail, martz@bayar-                                                   Alameda Creek. The wastewa-                            Dissolved oxygen at the af-           ent oxygen in cool weather, he
ears, nose, chest and tummy           editor, call Steve Waterhouse                                                  eanewsgroup.com.                                                             ter likely would have included                     fected section of the creek has           said.
exams. Injured teddies will           at 353-7000 or e-mail him at                                                       Fremont schools: Linh Tat,                                               bacteria that could have                           risen throughout the week,
get surgery by licensed “Ted-         swaterhouse@bayareanews-                                                       353-7010; e-mail, ltat@bayar-                                                sucked up oxygen.                                  Dennis said. By Thursday, it              Fremont reporter Matthew
dyologist” surgeons.                  group.com.                                                                     eanewsgroup.com.                                                                Whatever killed the fish                         was nearly up to 7 parts per              Artz can be reached at 510-
    There also will be danc-             You also can contact him if                                                     Newark         government,                                               won’t impact the local resi-                       million in certain sections —             353-7002 or martz@bayar-
ing dogs, a parade, games,            there is something you think                                                   schools, general news: Ben                                                   dents, who rely on the creek                       enough to sustain fish.                    eanewsgroup.com. Read his
“bearoake,” snacks and                deserves a story or picture. On                                                Aguirre Jr., 353-7011; e-mail,                                               for some of their drinking                             The high winds and cooler             blog posts at www.ibabuzz.
prizes.                               weekends and holidays, leave                                                   baguirre@bayareanewsgroup.                                                   water, said Steve Dennis, the                      weather forecast for this week-           com/tricitybeat.
    The event, open to the pub-       him a message.                                                                 com.
lic, is at 39400 Paseo Padre             Here’s how to reach other                                                       Union City government,
Parkway.
    For more information, call
                                      members of our staff:
                                         Births, engagements, wed-
                                      dings, anniversaries, people
                                                                                                                     schools, general news: Linh
                                                                                                                     Tat, 353-7010; e-mail, ltat@
                                                                                                                     bayareanewsgroup.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jack                                               Index, according to the dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     trict.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Before coming to Fremont,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tired as principal of Center-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ville Junior High School in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               June, has returned to Fre-
510-248-5250, or visit Web                                                                                                                                                                        FROM PAGE 3
site at Fremont.kp.org, then          in the news: Jeanne Ketchum,                                                       Ohlone College: Matthew                                                                                                     Jack was principal at Or-                 mont Unified and is serving
click on community events.            353-7001; e-mail, jketchum@                                                    Artz, 353-7002; e-mail, martz@                                                                                                  chard Elementary School in                as interim principal at Hop-
                                      bayareanewsgroup.com.                                                          bayareanewsgroup.com.                                                        she was pulling my legs or                         San Jose. She also had taught             kins this year.
‘TRAIN OF LIGHTS’ RETURNING TO           Calendar items: Jeanne                                                          Prep, youth sports: Steve R.                                             not,” he said, at the same time                    math and science at John Muir
NILES: Tickets are now avail-         Ketchum, 353-7001; e-mail,                                                     Waterhouse, 353-7024; e-mail,                                                calling her a “true profes-                        Middle School in San Jose ear-            To post a message for the
able for the 2008 Niles Can-          jketchum@bayareanews-                                                          srwaterhouse@bayareanews-                                                    sional.”                                           lier in her career.                       family, visit principalleesa-
yon Railway Train of Lights.          group.com.                                                                     group.com.                                                                      During the 2007-08 school                           She is survived by her hus-           jack.wordpress.com. Reach
   Trains are covered in thou-                                                                                                                                                                    year, Hopkins posted the high-                     band, Randall Jack of Morgan              Linh Tat at 510-353-7010 or
sands of lights as they wind                                                                                                                                                                      est score of any junior high                       Hill, a grown daughter and                ltat@bayareanewsgroup.com.




                                                                                                                                                                                                   PUBLIC AUCTION
                                      LIBRARY HOURS
through Niles Canyon on a                                                                                                                                                                         school in California on the                        two adult sons.                           Read her blog postings at
75-minute round-trip between                                                                                                                                                                      state’s Academic Performance                           Garo Mirigian, who re-                www.ibabuzz.com/tricitybeat.
Fremont’s Niles district and                    Fremont Main Library                                                             Niles Reading Center
Sunol.                                www.aclibrary.org                                                              150 “I” St., Fremont
   Tickets are $25 per person.        2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont                                                  510-795-2626
They can be purchased on the          510-745-1400                                                                   Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
railway’s Web site at www.
ncry.org.                             Monday: 1 to 9 p.m.
                                                                                                                                     Centerville Library
                   — Matthew Artz     Tuesday: 1 to 9 p.m.
                                                                                                                     3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont
                                      Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.                                                                                                                                    This Jewelry shall be offered at this one day auction with the seized Jewelry items
OHLONE PARKING CASES BEING                                                                                           510-795-2629
                                                                                                                                                                                                    purchased from govt. auctions plus the addition of goods which constitutes the majority

                                                                                                                                                                                                      SEIZED JEWELRY FROM LAW
                                      Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DISMISSED: Due to a mix-up                                                                                           Tuesday: 1 to 8 p.m.
within Ohlone College, 19             Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                     Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.



                                                                                                                                                                                                       ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
parking tickets were issued           Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
to people who parked in the           Sunday: Closed                                                                                     Newark Library
college’s Lot E on Saturday to
attend the Olive Festival.                                                                                           6300 Civic Terrace Ave., Newark
                                                      Irvington Library
   All of those parking cases                                                                                        510-795-2627                                                                                    1ct to 7ct Solitaire
                                      41825 Greenpark Drive, Fremont                                                                                                                                                     Diamonds
will be dismissed, officials                                                                                          Monday: Closed                                                                                                                                                                                       Rolex
said.                                 510-795-2631                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Watches
                                                                                                                     Tuesday: 1 to 9 p.m.
   The college is asking that         Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
anyone who received a ticket                                                                                         Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
contact Steve Osawa at 510-                                                                                          Thursday: 1 to 9 p.m.
659-6111 or sosawa@ohlone.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1ct to 10ct Stud


                                                                                                             PERRY’S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Diamond Earrings
edu.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1ct to 8ct Alexandrite Ring
                   — Matthew Artz

CANDIDATES FORUMS TODAY,
THURSDAY: Candidates in
                                                                                                     Fresh Organic                                                                                    Pendant Dia 3.00ct
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Aquamarine 30ct

Fremont’s mayoral and City
Council races will appear
                                                                                                        Produce
today and Thursday at candi-
dates forums that will be open
                                                                                                          NOW OPEN!                                                                                                                                                                                     3 Ring Diamond
to the public.                                                                       ARDENWOOD                                                                      Open                                                                        Ring Dia 4.75ct tw                                         4.75ct tw
                                                      …                            HISTORICAL FARM                                                            Tuesday–Saturday                                                                  Tanzanite 38.50ct


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Over 500 fine Jewelry
    The first forum is sched-                  ur field                                                                                                          9 am to 7 pm
                                       From o ur table                      34600 Ardenwood Blvd., at 84
uled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.               to yo                                                                                                                 Sunday–Monday
                                                                                       Fremont • 793-6658                                                       9 am to 7 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          items must go up for bid
today at the Fremont Main
Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd.              Conventional & Certified Organic Fruits & Vegetables
It is being sponsored by the
Community Resources for                C O L U M B U S                                                             D A Y                          E V E N T !                                                                                                             Bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants,
Independent Living and the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and more. 1ct to 7ct diamonds, engagement rings
Tri-City Homeless Coalition.
                                                          S O F A                                          &                 C H A I R                                                                                     Necklace Dia 30.00ct.tw.                       and bands. Diamond tennis bracelets up to 20 car-


                                                                                  $599
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sapphire 50ct.tw.
    For more information, call                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ats. Large rare tanzanites, sapphires, emeralds,
510-881-5743.                                                                                                                              99                                                                                                                             6ct oval ruby, Tahitian Pearls, 32ct diamond neck-
    Thursday’s forum will be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lace, 10ct oval sapphire ring with diamonds, to-
sponsored by the Fremont                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  paz, opals. Rare Paraiba Tourmaline. Including a
Chamber of Commerce and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Platinum necklace set with 29.96 carats of dia-
groups representing Fre-                               O R               O N LY                       $ 1 8                A         M O N T H !                           *                                                                                              monds and a 25.24 carat tanzanite, large solitaire
mont’s five historic districts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            diamonds, a 5.00ct round brilliant diamond set in
                                                                                                      PLUS                                                                                                                                                                platinum, a 4.00ct emerald cut diamond, large em-


                                                                                FREE
     Mayoral candidates will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          eralds, sapphires, tanzanites, and rubies. Rolex
field questions from 6:30 to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and other fine Swiss timepieces, an 18K gold
7:30 p.m., and City Council                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               bracelet set with over 30 carats of round and mar-
candidates will take the stage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            quise diamonds, an 18 karat gold and diamond
from 7:45 to 9 p.m.                                                       C O C K TA I L TA B L E                                                                                                                                                                         ring set with a 9.67 carat ruby, a platinum ring set
    The forum will be at Irving-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          with 1.82 carats of diamonds and a 23.41 carat
ton High School’s Valhalla                                               & 2 L A M P TA B L E S !                                                                                                                                                                         tanzanite, diamond tennis bracelets and many




                                                                                                                                                                                                     Saturday, October 11th
Theater, 41800 Blacow Road.                                                                                                                                                                                            10ct to 40ct Sapphire Bracelet                     other exquisite items including 5-8ct Alexandrites.
                   — Matthew Artz

FREMONT BUSINESSES RECEIVE
AWARD: Two Fremont busi-

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Auction 1:00 PM • Preview 12:00 NOON •

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FREMONT
nesses have been named re-
cipients of Business Efficiency
Awards from StopWaste.Org.
   Walters & Wolf and the
Fremont Marriott were among



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marriott Hotel
eight East Bay organizations
recognized Friday for outstand-
ing environmental efforts.
   Walters & Wolf special-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   46100 Landing Parkway
izes in architectural precast
concrete panels, architectural
glass fiber reinforced concrete
panels, and natural stone-on-                                                                                                                                                                                                    (I-880 exit Fremont Blvd/Cushing Parkway)
truss panels.
                   — Matthew Artz
                                        Red-94                                                                                                                                                               Terms: Cash, Major Credit Cards, Checks with ID. Auction conducted by Flawless Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bond#0404097 For more info. call 800.989.8299. Armed Security provided on premises.



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screened at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at
Saint James Episcopal Church,
37051 Cabrillo Terrace.
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                   — Matthew Artz

				
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