Friday, May 30, 2008

Fremont ranks 38

The men’s magazine Best Life listed the top 100 cities in the U.S. to raise children, and Fremont ranks 38.

Higher ranking cities include Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Jose area, Sacramento, Plano Tex., and of course Reno, which was ranked 31 under the magazine’s fool-proof methodology.

Fremont did rank higher than Hayward (93), San Francisco, Worcester, Mass., Seattle, Antioch, and (40).

For more on the Best Life rankings, click here.

1 Honolulu, Hawaii Schools spend almost $9,000 per pupil, unemployment ranks less than half the national average, and you can play on the island of O'ahu's 125 beaches
12 Los Angeles, California
23 New York, New York
31 Reno, Nevada
32 Las Vegas, Nevada
38 Fremont, California
40 Berkeley, California
67 San Francisco, California
73 Richmond, California
84 Oakland, California
87 Washington, D.C.
100 Lexington, Kentucky

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Globe

China Village

Supermarket, Gong De Lin Xiao Nan Guo, Tea Store, and restaurant.
Start Construction 1-2 weeks. Complete February, 2009.

Pacifica Village

Cellphone, Pizza, and World Gourmet Buffet.
Start Construction 1-2 weeks. Complete December, 2008.

JK Town

Oceana Seafood Market Restaurant include supermarket restaurant, and among other businesses. Start Construction 1-2 weeks. Complete February, 2009.

Saigon Village

Cyclo Cafe (Should opened anytime)
Pho Appetit (Should opened anytime)
Taste of Vietnam ( Start construction April and opened August)

Fremont Times Square
Here’s what the new Asian-themed shopping center in Warm Springs (formerly Navlet’s Garden Center) will look like:

The Navlet’s Garden Center in Fremont’s Warm Springs District is closing at the end of June. The nursery and an adjacent business that sells rocks for landscaping are scheduled to vacate the site by June 15. The store, which has been near the corner of Mission and Warm Springs Boulevard for 35 years, is being forced out so the property owners can build an Asian-themed grocery store.Navlet’s, which has been in business since 1885 and has four other East Bay locations, is trying to find a new home in Fremont.

Barry Swenson Builder, which is developing Union City’s high rise residential towers near its BART station, has bought the land and is building a 94,000-square-foot Asian-themed shopping center. The anchor tenant will be a Marina Food supermarket, which is known for having a good fish department. The developer is also planning for a spa, medical offices and an acupuncturist, among other businesses. Groundbreaking is scheduled for July, and the supermarket should open in the second half of 2009.

Pacfic Commons
Asian Pearl (Opened June)
Yoswirl (Unknown opening date)
Chez Nous Bakery (Unknown opening date)
Dickey's Barbeque (Unknown opening Date)
Prolific Oven (Unknown opening date)

Smart & Final
Drug Emporium is scheduled to be a new Smart & Final location.

Summerhill Homes project on State Street Walnut Avenue
Summerhill is redesigning their project with their sister organization, The Urban Group, to turn it into rental housing. When they are done it may have to come back to the Planning Commission or Council for any needed amendments.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fremont officials travel to China

With 2 million square feet of vacant industrial and office space, Fremont is crossing the Pacific in search of new tenants. The city sent a nine-member trade delegation to China on Friday in hopes of persuading Chinese businesses to consider Fremont when opening a U.S. office. The delegation has scheduled several meetings with Chinese business and government officials in and around Shanghai during the next week.

"This is our chance to see what our opportunities are and see how Fremont can benefit from the expansion of Chinese companies," Economic Development coordinator Angela Tsui said.

The delegation, which will be in China through May 3, includes representatives from several Fremont businesses with ties to China: Sheena Chang of Vantec, Nancy Lee of Pan Pacific Bank and Theresa Cox of Lam Research, which has an office in Shanghai. Representing the city will be Tsui, Deputy City Manager Melissa Stevenson Dile and Councilmember Bob Wieckowski.

Ohlone College board President Garrett Yee also is with them to support Ohlone's effort to open an exchange program with a technical school in the Chinese city of Suzhou, which is near Shanghai.

Most delegation members will pay their own way, but Tsui, Stevenson Dile and Wieckowski will travel at taxpayer expense with the total cost estimated at $20,000.

Initially, Mayor Bob Wasserman and Steve Cho were supposed to represent the council, but Wasserman had to cancel, which led Cho to question the trip's merit.

"Based on what I know of the mentality of (Chinese) government officials, if you don't have the appropriate title, then the value of the trip is diminished," he said.

Wasserman said that a personal matter had forced him to cancel, and Chinese officials said his absence wouldn't be a problem. "It's not going to diminish the trip in anybody but Cho's mind," he said.

Cho, who is running against Wasserman for mayor in November, also noted that the trip comes during May 1, which is a major Chinese holiday.

"If we're going over there to conduct official business and the country is shut down, what business are we conducting?" Cho asked.

May Day traditionally has been a three-day holiday in China, but this year the government has decreed that it will last only one day.

Wieckowski, who has never visited mainland China, said Fremont needs to demonstrate to the Chinese the importance it places on establishing business ties.

"What's the thing our dads told us?" he said. "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."

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