June 2013



Summer is here. . .

       First of all Congratulations to all the graduates out there! Whether graduating from pre-school, elementary, junior high, high school, college, graduate, professional, or certificate/program - these milestones of accomplishments are reason to celebrate.  Way to go!

      Now that the lazy days of summer have finally arrived, here are a number of local events and programs that I hope you will check out for some family summertime fun.  Where possible, I have included a link for further information:


     Summer Concert Series in the Park 

     This year's series begins July 11.  Bring the whole family, your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and enjoy this super popular concert series.  No time to cook?  Central Park BBQ will have delicious foods to purchase.  Be sure to arrive early as the parking gets filled quickly!


 Fremont Skate Park Now Opened

      The Skate Park is officially opened and has been teeming with skateboard enthusiasts who have waited patiently forthis state of the art skate park board to be built.  The park features unique custom designed ramps, bowls, and street courses.

     Professional skateboarding legend, Jordan Richter will be hosting a world class lesson and skateboarding camp program. Get ready to enjoy the freedom of rolling, turning, and catching air at the new Fremont Skatepark! 


     Affordable Family Fun is just a splash away at our ever popular Aqua Adventure Waterpark!  Here is a fun way to enjoy a wet and wild splish splash beautiful day! Be sure to check out the special Family Friday Nights featuring water fun, family games, and $1.50 hot dog specials - this is a bargain not to be missed! 


Summer Recreation

      The City of Fremont has an extensive list of summer classes and camps for children of all ages.  The Summer Recreation Guide  is chock full of wonderful classes ranging from all types of sports - swimming, gymnastics, golf, soccer to dance, tiny tots, boating, music, fitness and so much more.  These classes encourage Creating Community through People, Parks & Programs. 

     Please take advantage of these exceptional programs offered to keep our kids happy, healthy, and well.

  East Bay Trail Challenge

     Sign up for this popular self-guided hiking program and enjoy your Regional Parks at the same time! The Trails Challenge program is self-paced and designed to get people fit and into the great outdoors by exploring the East Bay Regional Park District's 65 parklands. They are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of this very popular program.

     I have done this East Bay Regional Park Trail Challenge forthe past several years and have enjoyed the beauty and uniqueness of each park and trail that we have hiked! 
Parade President Jesse Schaa

      Our traditional 4th of July Parade,  hosted this year by the Niles Business Association, will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. with a parade route that will travel Fremont's Developing Downtown District.  This year Lyanne Melendez of KGO ABC News Channel 7 will be the Grand Marshall and recently retired Fremont Police Chief Craig Steckler will be the Honorary Grand Marshall. Please join me and thousands of spectators as we share in the excitement of star spangled floats, specialty units, marching bands, and guest celebrities.  

     This year's theme, United We Stand, promises to be a real crowd pleaser.


Host a Block Party on  
National Night Out
Tues, August 6, 2013   7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

     National Night Out 2013 is  an annual nationwide event designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and unity; raise crime prevention awareness; and develop partnerships between the City and the Community.

     This year the City-Wide Celebration will include Neighborhood Crime Watch Groups, CERT members, Homeowners Associations, and other Neighborhood groups interested in celebrating and strengthening their neighborhood connections.

     I will be visiting a number of Neighborhood parties and look forward to visiting with our residents.  Registration runs throughJuly 26 either online at www.FremontPolice.org or calling(510)790-6740

 Alameda County Library

      At last, summer vacation is finally here! Now, there are loads of ways to spend your 3 months off, but participating in this year's Summer Reading Program has to be one of the best ways to use that time.  As a kid, this was one of my most favorite summertime activity and playing the game made it even more fun. Sign your kids up now and explore the wonders and adventure of reading.


     The Alameda County Sheriffs in conjunction with the Alameda County Library will be sponsoring Dig Deep Farms Pop Up Market every Wednesday  Noon to 4 p.m. Fremont Main Library-on the front lawn.  2450 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont.  

Fresh healthy fruits and vegetables grown locally will be available for purchase.


     We recently approved our 2013-2014 City Budget and allocated funds to begin opening Fremont Main Library on Sundays. This was a very important unmet needs that we were committed to funding, once the economy began to improve.  Sunday hours will likely begin just as our students start school in September.  Stay tuned for more updates on this important community benefit.


     Once again, Ohlone Performing Arts has a full array of summer entertainment from movie screenings to live theater productions to musicals.  Nestled in the Fremont Hills, the Ohlone College Amphitheater stadium is the perfect way to enjoy an evening performance under the starlit skies.  Be sure to bring a blanket, as the evenings get chilly.  This is one of my favorite summer activities, enjoying our local talent.


 Fremont Festival of the Arts 

August 3-4, 2011

      2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the Festival of the Arts- 30 Years of Fun in the Sun!  The first festival was held in 1983 and is the largest free two-day street festival west of the Mississippi with an attendance over 385,000 and over 700 artisans and vendors.  There is something for everyone - Kids City, Wine Garden, Live Music, Gourmet Foods, Wine, and so much more.  Take the entire Family out to experience thisFremont summer tradition! 

As you can see there are lots of activities and events to check out this summer.  I hope to see you there!  Don't forget to drink lots of water and wear plenty of sunscreen!

Have a fantastic Summer!



Safety First 
From FremontPolice:

Walking to the bank, a restaurant, the store or just around the block? Riding City buses or BART? Keep these tips in mind to stay safe when out and about. 

Wherever you are - on the street, in an office building or shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or subway - stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. 

Don't doze or daydream while waiting for the bus. 

Be aware! Watch who gets off the bus or BART with you - if you feel uneasy, walk directly to a place where there is activity and people. 

Send the message that you're calm, confident, and know where you're going. 

Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave the area. 

Know the neighborhoods where you live and work. Check out the locations of businesses, restaurants, or stores that are open late. 

Stick to well-traveled streets. Avoid shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots, or alleys. 

Don't flash large amounts of cash or other tempting targets like smart phones, expensive jewelry or clothing. 

Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps. Put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket, not a back pocket. 

Use automated teller machines in the daytime. Have your card in hand and don't approach the machine if you're uneasy about people nearby. 

Have your car or house key in hand before you reach the door. 

If you think someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street. Walk toward an open store, restaurant, or lighted house. If you're scared, yell for help. 

Have to work late? Make sure there are others in the building, and ask someone - a colleague or security guard - to walk you to your car or transit stop. 

Regardless of where you live or work, you can never be too careful. Use these tips to increase your odds of not being a victim.


Sue Chan / 3300 Capitol Avenue / Fremont, California 94537-5006 


:: Re-Elect Sue Chan - City Council 2012 FPPC #1309275 ::