Fremont roads closing for Festival of the Arts

Downtown streets will close Friday afternoon to late Sunday night for the annual, two-day festival. 
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GenZe, an electric-powered scooter maker, moved last month from Palo Alto to south Fremont, where Tesla's factory and other cleantech companies have set up shop.  
Tesla Motors revealed Thursday that it is drastically ramping up production with a new final assembly line at its Fremont factory while breaking ground on a potential site for its much anticipated gigafactory just across the California border in Reno.  
Jim Gensheimer
As Santa Clara rises up for an unprecedented challenge -- the impending arrival of enough 49ers fans to nearly double the city's population -- its first big test arrives Saturday with the first official Levi's Stadium sporting event.  
Park visitors may easily access the app at to learn about park safety tips and trail use etiquette and to obtain public safety phone numbers.  
To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email to request a form. Put "What's Happening" in the subject line.  
A 15-year-old boy struck by a car as he skateboarded near a Fremont water park Monday afternoon did not suffer life-threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery, police said.  
A 15-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle near on Paseo Padre Parkway near a Fremont water park Monday afternoon and taken to a hospital with major injuries.  
The barn-like country hot spot once was a Fremont hot tub store. It still gets steamy there, but that's because it can hold up to 1,100 people and has four separate bars, a performance stage, a 1,000-square-foot dance floor, a mechanical bull and a game room.  
Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari is hosting radio shows, pushing for debates, even marching in parades -- anything he can do without spending his scant money, while Gov. Jerry Brown watches and waits.  
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
(Hector Casanova/Kansas City Star)
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