Press Room

Browse what local and national journalists have had to say about the City of Fremont’s programs and initiatives throughout the years.

2021



This Program in Fremont is Reskilling People Who Lost Their Jobs During the Pandemic

 
San Francisco Chronicle

05-28-21 A little more than a year ago, Marta Kolar was working as a driver and dispatcher for a paratransit service, while also caring for her ailing 89-year-old mother. When the pandemic hit, Kolar had to quit her job, fearful she’d bring the deadly virus back home. Kolar found herself on unemployment for the better part of a year until she applied for a program through the City of Fremont that offered paid classes through Ohlone Community College and a chance at a job making COVID-19 test kits at Evolve Manufacturing Technologies’ factory in Fremont.

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2020


Fremont Police Dept. Releases Uplifting EV Pilot Program Results

CleanTechnica

11-20-20 In March 2019, the Fremont Police Department began testing a Tesla Model S 85 that was customized for patrol operations. The Tesla Model S 85 had lower average annual maintenance downtime — just under 40 days compared with 66 days for the Ford Patrol Police Vehicle (PPV). 
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City Opens Housing Navigation Center to Help Homeless


SF Gate

8-31-20 The City of Fremont opened its Housing Navigation Center Monday, which city officials said will help address homelessness by offering shelter and a path to permanent housing.
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Gift Fremont Program Aims to Help Support Local Businesses

KTVU

6-25-20 KTVU's Cristina Rendon spoke with Tina Kapoor, Economic Development Manager with the City of Fremont about this creative new initiative aimed at supporting Fremont businesses. 
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To Fight Coronavirus, Fremont Companies Turn to Make Test Kits, Ventilators

San Francisco Chronicle

4-1-20 Bay Area businesses are ramping up production of critical medical equipment to fight COVID-19, and in some cases converting factories for that purpose, to help address a nationwide shortage.
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City of Fremont Launches Autonomous Shuttle Service for Employees

Smart Cities World

2-28-20 Fremont, California, has partnered with autonomous driving start-up Pony.ai to introduce a pilot commuter program offering rides for a group of city employees.
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2019


Bringing the Library into the 21st Century

THE Journal

12-11-19 Managing life and work or school requires a careful blend of determination and creativity, no matter what age you are. When you’re 15, your journey involves remembering which book to take for each class. That’s why Matthew Chandler invented his own book-reminder device at the makerspace within the Fremont Main Library.
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Fremont Builds a Downtown from the Ground Up
ABC7 News

11-18-19
 It is one of the largest cities in the Bay Area, but it has no downtown business district. Fremont is hoping to change that, taking steps to create a unique urban center, literally starting from the ground up.

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The Tesla Model S reports for police cruiser duty in California


Digital Trends

1-25-19 Police officers in Fremont, California, will soon catch bad guys without burning a drop of gasoline. The city is preparing to add a Tesla Model S to its fleet of police cruisers as part of a pilot program.
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This East Bay Energy Startup Is Building Microgrids for California’s Fire Stations

Greentech Media

1-15-19 As California leaders scramble to address the fallout from devastating wildfires that have ripped across the state in recent years, the California Public Utilities Commission is reviewing rules that allow the state’s electric utilities to cut power to communities when there is a major risk of forest fire. 
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2018



Fremont, Calif., Leverages STiR, Waze Collaborations to Manage Congestion

Government Technology

10-10-18 Its Silicon Valley location has long been a boon to the tech-forward city of Fremont, but that proximity has brought with it a significant rise in commuter traffic. Now, city officials hope that joining a well-known startup collaboration and leveraging a partnership with the makers of a popular travel app will help them manage gridlock by keeping drivers on the freeway.
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Bay Area cities turn to startups to solve housing, traffic, other woes

The Mercury News

10-9-18 As the Bay Area struggles with a shortage of housing and congested freeways that are rapidly deteriorating many residents’ quality of life,  a handful of local cities are asking tech startups for help.
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"A Tale of Two Maker Cities: What One Silicon Valley City Learned from a Trip to Pittsburgh"

 
THE Journal

8-13-18 At first glance, steel town Pittsburgh, PA, and tech hub Fremont, CA, don't appear to have much in common. One boasts a respected manufacturing legacy, and the other is nestled among the tech giants of Silicon Valley.
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Net Zero Energy as Competitive Advantage to Produce More in US?

IndustryWeek

8-8-18 Energy usage is under strict surveillance as many states push hard to lower their carbon footprint.
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Inside Overton Moore's $300 Million Industrial Bet In Fremont

San Francisco Business Times

4-26-18 In May 2018, Overton Moore Properties will break ground on its $300 million Pacific Commons South development in Fremont that’s unlike any industrial project that’s come before it.
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Commentary: Focus On Advanced Manufacturing

U.S. News & World Report

3-27-18 Every company grapples with the challenge of recruiting talent. But the need is especially dire in advanced manufacturing.
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Californian City Looks To Keep Its Factories Locally-Owned

Forbes

1-24-18 While the tech companies of Silicon Valley tend to play an out-sized role in the national economy, it might be surprising to learn that manufacturing remains the backbone of many Californian communities.
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2017



If You Build It And Warehouse It, Will They Come?

Material Handling & Logistics

12-12-17 To ensure you have the talent to manage your supply chain, your site selection strategies need to target the needs of Millennials.
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Peace Reigns In The Streets Of Vigilant Fremont

San Francisco Chronicle

7-24-17 Sgt. Eric Tang rolled down his patrol-car window and waved as a woman driving by him in Fremont’s upscale Scott Creek Terrace neighborhood asked, “Did you get my email?”
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Where Manufacturing Is Thriving In The U.S.

Forbes

6-12-17 Throughout the dismal presidential campaign, the plight of America’s manufacturing sector played a central role.
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BART Opens New Warm Springs Station — And A New Era For South Bay Commuters

KQED

3-16-17 The brand-new Warm Springs BART station is officially open to passengers — and is getting ready to welcome its first weekday commute crowd Monday.
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Tech Manufacturing Companies Flock To Fremont's Innovation District

San Francisco Business Times

2-2-17 When PolySwitch was acquired by Littelfuse Inc. in March 2016, the company had to find a new space in a short amount of time.
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2016



Bay Area Mayors Pushing New Manufacturing Initiative

The Mercury News

11-16-2016 The Bay Area’s four largest cities are at the forefront of a surge in manufacturing that could reshape the region’s employment picture, according to a report released Thursday.
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Cities Collaborate to Help Give Kids a Running Start for School

Western City

August 2016 The Fremont Youth Empowerment Academy provides continued education and work experience to at-risk youth during the summer to help them graduate and have viable educational and career opportunities.
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Fremont residents charged up about their cars

Mercury News

5-26-16 Fremont accounts for 32% of electric vehicles purchased in Alameda County. This is nearly 4,000 electric cars. No other ZIP code in California can boast as many electric cars purchased through rebates than Fremont's 94539. 
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2015



Look for More Sun-Powered Cities in 2016

Next City

12-23-15 An update on Fremont's solar efforts.
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Urbanizing Bay Area Town Wants to Elevate Public Transportation

Next City

8-5-15 The Bay Area city of Fremont straddles two counties and, in some ways, two very different worlds.
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What Tesla is Doing in America’s Newest Smokestacks-Free Manufacturing City

Fortune

7-21-15 Fremont is reinventing what it means to live in a factory town, and the electric car giant has joined in what could be a new era of U.S. manufacturing.
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As Suburbs Become More Urban, Smart Growth is Key

The Registry

6-1-15 Fremont is becoming a strategically urban modern city and preserving the quality of life it has while accommodating this growth. 
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Lennar Bets on Silicon Valley’s Spread

Wall Street Journal

5-5-15 The Wall Street Journal discusses the deal signed by Lennar Corp. and Union Pacific on May 1, 2015, to develop an 111-acre parcel adjacent to BART in Fremont’s Warm Springs District.
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State of the City: Fremont 'pushes the envelope,' acts like Silicon Valley company

The Fremont Bulletin

4-3-15 Mayor Bill Harrison presented the annual State of the City address highlighting Fremont’s successes in 2014 and what’s in store moving forward.
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Fremont's Fortunes Rising

The Registry

1-30-15 The Registry's 2015 Outlook Issue prominently highlights the Warm Springs Innovation District.
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Fremont ‘On the Rise’ As It Works to Create More Urban Downtown

The Registry

1-26-15 Downtown Fremont is starting to create a buzz now that Capitol Avenue streetscape improvements are under way, and a new mixed-use development gets ready to break ground in June. 
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2014



Fremont, CA offers clues on how Tesla will shape our region

KRNV Reno

11-18-14 Fremont is home to the Tesla factory, with more than 4,000 people working and assembling state-of-the-art vehicles--all of which is helping to solidify Fremont's presence in the Silicon Valley.
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How Fremont, California Is Luring In Techies

Bloomberg TV

10-6-14 Mayor Bill Harrison discusses advanced manufacturing, Silicon Valley, and luring techies to the City of Fremont on Bloomberg TV.
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The Wheels Keep Turning for American Manufacturing (Infographic)


10-2-14 “Made in America” – everyone’s favorite comeback story. Check out Fremont’s new infographic to see just how much U.S. manufacturing has grown over the years.
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Small-city mayors: Build your tech hardware in the US

CNET

10-2-14 Manufacturing makes up 23% of Fremont’s total workforce. Fremont is building the workforce for the 21st century.
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Fremont's imaginative planning puts S.F.'s to shame

San Francisco Chronicle

9-19-14 The City has a different type of formula to develop Warm Springs/South Fremont—one that's a little more aspirational.
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A downtown grows in Fremont — and gets a boost from land sales

Silicon Valley Business Journal

9-9-14 Fremont is attracting private investment to the 110-acre area that is now largely low-density buildings and surface parking lots.
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Fremont's Search for a Downtown - and for Stronger Link to Silicon Valley

 
KQED

8-27-14 Fremont, the Bay Area’s fourth-most-populous city, has long been overshadowed by bigger neighbors. But the city hopes to make a name for itself by taking advantage of a strong economy, its location within Silicon Valley and access to transit. That effort starts with building a real downtown for Fremont — from scratch.
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When a factory leaves town: in the shadow of Silicon Valley, a city reels from job losses

Washington Post

8-22-14 Fremont's rebirth in ever-evolving Silicon Valley.
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Vexed in the city: Silicon Valley's invasion of San Francisco

CNET

8-22-14 Fremont is featured in a special report examining the Bay Area’s massive influx of techies and the unprecedented economic boom.
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Fremont Says BART Extension Is Helping Warm Springs District Blossom

KPIX Channel 5

7-31-14 The City recently rezoned 850 acres of land around the station as an “Innovation District.”
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Fremont approves new ‘innovation district’ plan around BART station, Tesla Motors

Silicon Valley Business Journal

7-23-14 The Warm Springs/South Fremont Community Plan will allow a mix of residential, office, industrial and retail uses in the area.
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Fremont’s Innovation Center coming into view, as Warm Springs BART station on track for late 2015

Argus

7-19-14 The City is one step closer to becoming more strategically urban.
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Developers Hone In On Fremont BART Station

NBC Bay Area

6-2-14 Future Fremont BART station to be prime real estate.
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Mapping Fremont's Journey To Sustainability (Infographic)

Clean Technica

5-21-14 The City has just put out a cool infographic, mapping Fremont's journey to sustainability back to mandatory recycling in 1985. It was released with a legislative event celebrating Fremont's accomplishments in "Regional Transportation, Sustainability and Infrastructure."
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The Sun Is Shining On This Solar Suburb

Clean Technica

4-17-14 It is not mere chance that more than 30 clean and green tech firms have found themselves residing in Fremont. The City of Fremont has been successful in attracting a number of clean technology businesses.
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Silicon Valley City Drives Down The Road Toward Sustainability

Clean Technica

3-20-14 The City of Fremont has made a number of local headlines this month for reports on the high number of electric vehicle owners living within its boundaries.
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Real Estate: 5 Cities in Silicon Valley Worth Watching in 2014

Epoch Times

2-1-14 Clean technology might be the next trend for the Silicon Valley. The city strives to attract and retain cleantech companies by giving tax exemptions and other incentives.
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Holmes Report's Innovation Summit Recognizes Innovators In PR And Media

Silicon Valley Watcher

1-30-14 The Holmes Report named Fremont's "Think Silicon Valley" website the winner of the "innovation in media" category in January of 2014
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