Fremont: Niles Festival of Lights Parade illuminates the night

Fremont: Niles Festival of Lights Parade illuminates the night

FREMONT — The 16th annual Niles Festival of Lights Parade drew thousands to the historic hillside district who came to see floats, marching bands, martial arts performers, dance teams, car clubs and even a fire baton twirler pass by in lit-up fashion on Niles Boulevard.....

Fremont celebrates Independence Day

Fremont celebrates Independence Day

Everyday heroes marched down Paseo Padre Parkway as about 18,000 people cheered them on Monday during Fremont’s Fourth of July Parade.

Jesse Schaa, president of the Fremont 4th of July Parade nonprofit that organized the event...

Candle Lighters to lead Fremont Fourth of July parade

Candle Lighters to lead Fremont Fourth of July parade

Members of the Candle Lighters charity group will be the honorary grand marshals leading this year’s Fremont Fourth of July Parade past an expected 18,000 onlookers lined up along Paseo Padre Parkway and other downtown streets.

The two-hour pageant, set to the theme of “Everyday Heroes,” begins 10 a.m. Monday at Paseo Padre Parkway and Stevenson Boulevard and...

Fremont shopping center to give way to new housing project

Fremont shopping center to give way to new housing project

Fremont City Council narrowly approved a contentious plan Tuesday to demolish an Irvington shopping center to allow construction of townhomes and live-work units.

In a 3-2 vote, with Vice Mayor Lily Mei and Vinnie Bacon dissenting, the council changed the land use designation for the 3.7-acre property at the northwest corner of...

Fremont council approves rezone for low-income housing project

Fremont council approves rezone for low-income housing project

Supporters and opponents of the conversion of commercial property in Irvington into a residential complex for very low and extremely low income residents packed the Fremont City Council Chambers and overflowed into the adjoining room on Tuesday night to voice their concerns.

After almost two hours of input from the community and questions and comments from...

Bay Street, Irvington District, Fremont

Bay Street, Irvington District, Fremont

In the agricultural community of Irvington, grapes ripened in the vineyards of the 600-acre Palmdale Winery and farmers harvested wheat. Then, the 1906 earthquake destroyed the winery and the fields became orchards producing almonds, apricots, olives and more. Part of the Washington Township, Irvington became a district of the newly formed city of Fremont on Jan. 23, 1956.

Irvington business association lights up Bay Street

Irvington business association lights up Bay Street

The Irvington Business Association (IBA) is bringing the holiday cheer to Bay Street with their annual tree lighting on Saturday, December 12. Complete with caroling, refreshments, and an appearance from Santa Claus, the event promises to be a way for local Fremont residents to come together and enjoy the Christmas spirit.

The tree lighting, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., will feature...

The Irvington Business Association's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa

The Irvington Business Association's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa

On Dec. 5 at 5 p.m., the Irvington Business Association will hold a tree lighting ceremony at the Monument Center at Bay Street Park. Following the tree lighting ceremony there will be Christmas caroling and refreshments. Photographs with Santa will be taken for a suggested donation. A special mailbox for letters to Santa will be located at Cynthia's Tea Garden, 40985 Fremont Boulevard.