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tree removal not always a bad thing
 
 It is often a sad thing to see trees removed.   More…
Posted - 09/09/07 10:23pm by Lynn Slater
 
Removal of Trees from Trail
 
 I am pasting in an email, below, dated Aug 7th, from Kim Stiles about the   More…
Posted - 09/09/07 10:23pm by Lynn Slater
 
Removal of Trees from Trail See all 2 replies
 
I am not aware of the palm trees that you are speaking of, but I did notice that quite a large number(I think at least 20) large mature trees were removed from the Niles side of the Alameda Creek trail near   More…
Posted - 09/09/07 10:22pm by Lynn Slater, updated or replied 09/09/07 10:23pm
 
Fremont Planning Commission meeting on cell phone tower at Mission and Nursery
 
Last week I spent half an hour with Terry Wong, the city planner in charge of the proposed cell phone tower at Nursery and Mission. There will be a meeting tomorrow (6/28) at 7 p.m. at Council Chambers, 3300 Capitol Ave., to consider a Conditional Use Permit for this project.   More…
Posted - 07/02/07 11:50pm by Lynn Slater
 
Update on cell tower proposal for Nursery and Mission
 
I love my cell phone, I love trees. I'm so confused... But how about proposing a tower permit, in exchange for some serious tree planting around here?   More…
Posted - 07/02/07 11:49pm by Lynn Slater
 
Update on cell tower proposal for Nursery and Mission
 
According to the information disseminated by the city, no trees are   More…
Posted - 07/02/07 11:48pm by Lynn Slater
 
Update on cell tower proposal for Nursery and Mission
 
Sounds like there is a lot of hostility out there for cell phone providers. I don't like them or fake trees much but I hope you all will balance your concern with the need for some sort of transmission for our cell phones!!   More…
Posted - 07/02/07 11:48pm by Lynn Slater
 
Update on cell tower proposal for Nursery and Mission
 
Reminds me of living in Pinole on the second floor which overlooked three 7 foot pine trees growing in a row parallel to the building.  Unfortunately, they were growing under an electric power line which created a 2-3" burn line across all three which I witnessed.  One day, a lineman was cutting down the trees and a child was asking why - the lineman responded - they're 'diseased.'   More…
Posted - 07/02/07 11:48pm by Lynn Slater
 
Update on cell tower proposal for Nursery and Mission
 
I wouldn't be surprised by any bait-and-switch tactics on the part of   More…
Posted - 07/02/07 11:47pm by Lynn Slater
 
Update on cell tower proposal for Nursery and Mission
 
All I know is that when we inquired about to what a monopine looked like we were directed to a corner of Washington Blvd and Paseo Padre... the supposed monopine was a monopole. Makes you wonder just how much the city really knows what its talking about. This was on a referral from Terry (?) Wong.   More…
Posted - 07/02/07 11:47pm by Lynn Slater
 
Update on cell tower proposal for Nursery and Mission
 
In Palo Alto, a red dot on the trees means that it has been selected   More…
Posted - 07/02/07 11:46pm by Lynn Slater
 
Update on cell tower proposal for Nursery and Mission
 
Are they taking out any trees for the tower? I noticed that there are trees with a colored dot on Niles Blvd. that are so old and exotic. Are they taking out those trees?   More…
Posted - 07/02/07 11:46pm by Lynn Slater
 
Update on cell tower proposal for Nursery and Mission See all 8 replies
 
Because of an impacted agenda, the Fremont Planning Commission tabled the T-Mobile cell tower/"stealth" pine proposal until July 12, 7 p.m., at City Council Chambers, 3300 Capitol Ave. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Terry Wong, the city planner in charge of the project, at 494-4456.   More…
Posted - 07/02/07 11:45pm by Lynn Slater, updated or replied 07/02/07 11:49pm
 
Driving/Parking Issue in Downtown Niles
 
This underscores what I said recently about people pulling out and   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:56pm by Lynn Slater
 
Driving/Parking Issue in Downtown Niles
 
This is the point where we can connect the speeding traffic going down Niles Boulevard and the the continued access of the KB Homes development to more high speed, out of control traffic in the area.   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:56pm by Lynn Slater
 
It is for the disabled
 
The housing next to the church is for developmentally disabled adults..Folks who used to live at the Serra Center. It is not rehab of any kind but permanent housing for folks unable to live entirely on their own. I doubt they generate much traffic..
Posted - 01/15/07 10:51pm by Lynn Slater
 
Driving/Parking Issue in Downtown Niles
 
Almost got creamed a number of times – I never thought that those angles are   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:50pm by Lynn Slater
 
Driving/Parking Issue in Downtown Niles
 
Here is my proposed alternative:   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:50pm by Lynn Slater
 
Driving/Parking Issue in Downtown Niles
 
The speed limit on Niles Boulevard is 25 miles per hour, which may seem slow to those driving down the stretch, but is VERY reasonable to help those pulling out of parking spaces.  I just don't see many people driving that slow down Niles Blvd.  I agree with Ron - maybe we Niles residents can set an example and at the very least, help out our fellow Niles people by making it easier for them to safely pull out of the angled parking spaces by being very careful not to exceed the 25 mph posted speed limit!  Aha, that's why it's there!   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:50pm by Lynn Slater
 
Driving/Parking Issue in Downtown Niles
 
Oh, a person after my own heart!  Or make an “SUV-free zone” for those of us with normal cars.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come out and found myself deep within the “valley of the shadow of death” with a giant one on each side of me and nothing to do but inch back until I can see out the lower corner one square inch of my right back window….     More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:50pm by Lynn Slater
 
Driving/Parking Issue in Downtown Niles
 
The problem has existed for about 60 years or so. When I back out of the angle parking or back up period, I use my horn to let  people know, I am there and backing up.   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:49pm by Lynn Slater
 
Driving/Parking Issue in Downtown Niles
 
I have an idea, if all Niles’ residents when driving downtown would drive "reeeeally" slow and be courteous to allow drivers to get out of their parking spaces. This would show that Niles cares for our guest that shop in our town.   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:49pm by Lynn Slater
 
Driving/Parking Issue in Downtown Niles
 
Ban SUVs from parking there, so that you can see through the other parked   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:49pm by Lynn Slater
 
Driving/Parking Issue in Downtown Niles
 
I have been very frustrated by this same issue for years.  I feel like I take my life in my hands each time I back out of one of those spots.  I usually back out enough so that I can see through the window of the car next to me and then inch my way out really slowly.    More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:48pm by Lynn Slater
 
Driving/Parking Issue in Downtown Niles See all 10 replies
 
Does anyone know if there is anything we can do to make it safer for business customers to back out of the angled parking spaces along the west side of Niles Boulevard downtown? On numerous occasions, I've come close to being hit while backing out of them. So, when I'm driving through there and someone is trying to back out, I always stop and let them.   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:48pm by Lynn Slater, updated or replied 01/15/07 10:56pm
 
Rehab Center
 
I doubt that removal of the trees on the south side would improve the visibility on the north side. The idiots that think Niles Blvd at the overpass is a freeway on ramp are still going to injure or do someone in one of these days. I love it when you can hear the motorcycle cops doing their sweeps - just haven't heard it enough lately :((   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:47pm by Lynn Slater
 
Rehab Center
 
Someone mentioned the buildings on the property next to the church   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:47pm by Lynn Slater
 
Rehab Center
 
As someone who has done business at D&G Automotive at the foot of that   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:46pm by Lynn Slater
 
Rehab Center
 
I'm assuming that cutting down the beautiful Lombardy Poplars on the island at the bottom of that overpass is an attempt to provide clearer visibility because of the increased traffic - too bad that the natural beauty of the area is once again sacrificed to growth.   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:46pm by Lynn Slater
 
Rehab Center See all 5 replies
 
Your e-mail was pretty thorough on all the possibilities for conjestion and shortcuts, but I'd like to add one more "new nightmare" to our end of Linda Dr. That new rehab center that went in between the church and the overpass. People are stopping on Niles Blvd.to turn left into the center, and slowing down coming from over the overpass to turn right into the driveway. Extremely Dangerous addition to an already bad intersection. People coming and going should really be encouraged to use the other driveway leading into the church.   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:45pm by Lynn Slater, updated or replied 01/15/07 10:51pm
 
Niles Blvd. connector to KB Homes on Fremont Agenda
 
Good Luck trying to get the City Council to do the right thing.   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:44pm by Lynn Slater
 
Nursery Road
 
My concern is the road condition of Niles Blvd. from Nursery Ave. to Sullivan Underpass.  The street is atrocious with bumps, potholes, etc., as is all of 2nd St..  Why anyone would want to drive it daily unless they have to, is beyond me.  Talk about wear and tear on your car!  Mission - even though newly done parallel to Niles Blvd. along the same stretch has it's share of pot holes, it's a much friendlier drive on your vehicle.  If Niles wants to welcome visitors, Niles should be pounding on City Hall doors to get Niles Blvd. repaved.   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:44pm by Lynn Slater
 
Niles Blvd. connector to KB Homes on Fremont Agenda
 
I wonder how the people who live in Niles, near California Terrace park would feel about not having access to Niles Blvd, when people from Union City do?  I don't live over there, but I think it would irk me.   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:43pm by Lynn Slater
 
Niles Blvd. connector to KB Homes on Fremont Agenda
 
The flip side of the coin, of course, is that this access makes it easier for   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:43pm by Lynn Slater
 
Niles Blvd. connector to KB Homes on Fremont Agenda See all 4 replies
 
 Not sure of how many of you are aware that Niles Blvd. continues on   More…
Posted - 01/15/07 10:42pm by Lynn Slater, updated or replied 01/15/07 10:44pm
 
We gonna make it dadgum purty 'round 'ere
 
It was just a short time ago, that I was afraid to take my grandchildren to Niles Community Park. There were agressive homeless people there intimidating people in the Park. There was a lot of alcohol consumed along with various drugs. The Fremont Police stayed on top of the problem and most of them left Niles.Now, you are inviting them back. I find Zero humor in this. It makes me sad to see someone stick a pole in a hornets nest for a few laughs. What are you thinking. Please keep Niles Area a place where people are not afraid.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:15pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Just an observation re days of operation
 
Others in our museum group may have already responded   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:15pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Just an observation re days of operation See reply
 
I was sending an e-mail to a friend of mine who lives in Walnut Creek   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:14pm by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 11/26/07 6:20pm
 
We gonna make it dadgum purty 'round 'ere
 
 Ha, Ha. That's good, I've been mulling your idea over for a day or two, just simply for the latent energy which it contains.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:11pm by Lynn R Slater
 
We gonna make it dadgum purty 'round 'ere
 
Great idea!  but what about when the word gets out to the homeless in surrounding cities?  we could end up making a bad situation worse. Be careful for what you wish for!!!
Posted - 04/15/06 2:11pm by Lynn R Slater
 
We gonna make it dadgum purty 'round 'ere
 
You know, all this makes me think again about an idea I had concerning   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:11pm by Lynn R Slater
 
We gonna make it dadgum purty 'round 'ere See all 4 replies
 
You expounded in true Broncho Billy fashion, "we gonna make it dadgum  purty 'round 'ere!"  Sure enough!  Let's call this movement CUSS  (Clean Up Scruffy Sites).   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:10pm by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 04/15/06 2:15pm
 
Niles Clean-Up
 
Please donate the following heavy duty items needed for on-going    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:09pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Niles Clean-Up
 
 It is always appreciated when people put their elbow   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:09pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Niles Clean-Up
 
First of all, THANK YOU to you and for the Niles neighbors who pitched in to help you today and in the future to help to beautify Niles.  It is one thing to complain about something, it is quite another to take action to resolve a situation and my hat is off to you.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:08pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Niles Clean-Up See all 3 replies
 
 I've peppered the e-group recently with comments about roadside garbage and derelict buildings in Niles. I got off my soapbox today and tackled the trash and weeds that ugh up our image. To start, I'm focusing on our front door  - the Niles Boulevard corridor from Mission to the car wash (and the wooden Niles sign hidden behind a tree). A couple of hardworking Niles folks pitched in this afternoon to weed, sweep and haul trash and wet leaves away from the sidewalk in front of the Henkel building.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:08pm by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 04/15/06 2:09pm
 
Henkel Update
 
I agree.  With murals, we have beautification every day they are there.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:06pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
I think thats all the more reason that additional   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:06pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
just an FYI - the train bridge is UP property, not the city.  They aren't   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:05pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
I agree,  The Graffiti Hotline # is 494-4897. We need to get rid of all this graffiti first.  For example just look at our new train bridge ( on Mission Blvd.) and what they did to it. Just look under the bridge on the sides  So I don't think that painting the Henkel building is the right thing to do right now. Peggy   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:05pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
For anyone who wants to contact these folks.Henkel Corporation 2200 Renaissance Blvd., Ste. 200   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:04pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
 What exactly is Henkel? (this reminds me of the Erin Brokovich movie)...   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:03pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
Again, we can go to the stockholders. I will find out if they are publicly traded or privately held. Cathy Lyn on Washburn
Posted - 04/15/06 2:03pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
Hmmm....I wonder what would happen if a mural or some such suddenly just appeared? would someone really make the effort to paint over it.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:03pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Heckle
 
 Dear Judy, Dirk, Debi, Rose, et al - Thank you for your thoughtful and creative responses to my posting regarding the need to improve the Henkel building facade at the Mission/Niles Blvd. entrance to our town. Regarding Henkel's previous refusal to paint the facade or allow a mural, sometimes it is a good idea for an idea to get cold. Decision-makers come and go, perspectives change. Therefore, approaching Henkel again is certainly worthwhile.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:02pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Ideas for the Edison Theater - Silent Film Museum
 
We are a band of less than a dozen, die-hard, crazily   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:01pm by Lynn R Slater
 
The Shame about the Toy Box
 
Another reason Niles is a ghost town. Does anyone know who the landlord was? Do landlords make more money with there building vacant, on there Taxes?   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:00pm by Lynn R Slater
 
The Shame about the Toy Box
 
Ouch!  I knew that the landlord wanted another year's lease, or additional $1000 deposit, but I had no idea how steep the rent is!  If that's considered reasonable for a town that is full of antiques and beauty shops, it's no wonder no one with a novel business can make it.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:00pm by Lynn R Slater
 
The Shame about the Toy Box
 
I to am saddened by the Toy Box closing, but if we look at it from a business standpoint how could they make it?   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 2:00pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Indie Movies in Niles
 
Indie movies would be the best, or even an occasional old favorite (but not as old as silent movies), think Animal House, Dirty Harry, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, etc..  I work in downtown San Jose, and several months of the year we have the outdoor Cinema San Pedro which is a free weekly showing of this type of film.  It is constantly packed.  It would seem like the concept (not free, but for a fee which would benefit the Museum), would also work for an occasional showing of a "favorite".   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 1:59pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Indie Movies in Niles See reply
 
Just another crazy (and admittedly really uninformed) idea to bring   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 1:59pm by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 04/15/06 1:59pm
 
Niles to Bay runs?
 
Why can't we do something for the kids of Niles.... ?Maybe a 5K ( i   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 1:58pm by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
You know we did have some fun back in those days, pushing harmless buttons, What did they used to call it? I think "Publicity Stunt" was the phrase....Oh man, No, I will not tell that story right now, But the real point is, a town, or a business in a town, does have the potential to be a place where people feel a sense of ownership and freedom of expression, a place where their presence and patronage is a meaningful action.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:54am by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
I feel the same way and have similar concern.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:54am by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
A mural featuring a film reel or train cars would be spectacular.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:53am by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
I really liked the idea that was presented in years   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:53am by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
There is a 2-part solution on the market that supposedly creates a    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:53am by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
My concern regarding a mural or murals on the Henckel building would be graffiti.  How would we protect the paintings from the inevitable?  Any ideas?  Graffiti at that site is ongoing.  I don't think they'd care about defacing someone's art.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:52am by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
What may get through to them is the relief of the   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:52am by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
If our current contact at Henkel refuses to budge, then perhaps it's time to reach Henkel's Board of Directors and the company stockholders. Confronting Henkel on their home turf  might be more effective than dealing with them long distance. Documentation of previous correspondence should be in place. A plan of action should be created.  Some ideas are: a petition presented to Henkel's board, a Niles delegation visiting Henkel's headquarters, a picket and demonstration at their headquarters, press releases to their local media, and so on. Niles has lived with this blight too long. Cathy Lyn on Washburn
Posted - 04/15/06 9:52am by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update
 
Hi Rose, What does this cleanup entail? What is the potential impact on the immediate neighborhood? What are the concerns and requests you mentioned? This is very interesting in light of the interest in the building's appearance. Do you have a sense that there will be some cosmetic improvements as well? When does the work begin? Thank you, Cathy Lyn
Posted - 04/15/06 9:52am by Lynn R Slater
 
Henkel Update See all 18 replies
 
The California Regional Water Quality Control Board has announced a cleanup plan for the Henkel site.  This cleanup is for the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) pollution.  We as neighbors to the site have been contacted directly and we have complied with our concerns and requests in writing.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:51am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 04/15/06 2:06pm
 
Mural and Facades
 
 " . . . these two high school students" were/are Ben and Philip Vose.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:50am by Lynn R Slater
 
Mural and Facades
 
 What you suggest is very do-able and has been needed in the town for a long time. If not at the Henckle site, there are many other possibilities. This town could use a lot more color and life, and anyone who thinks that hurts business is just plain wrong. Displays of pride and unique character in a district attracts and sells!   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:50am by Lynn R Slater
 
Mural and Facades
 
It may just be the optimist in me...but first a few questions, when was the   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:50am by Lynn R Slater
 
Mural and Facades
 
 ZZZZZzzzzz......   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:50am by Lynn R Slater
 
Mural and Facades
 
The Henkel company has steadfastly refused to allow any "decorations"   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:49am by Lynn R Slater
 
Mural and Facades
 
What a good idea to have a mural painted to add color and energy to our town.  New Niles resident, Michele Fifer, is generously volunteering to paint our sets for "The Wizard of Oz."  Her art work has impressed students and parents alike.  Michele mentioned to me that she would like to do other community work to meet new neighbors and be a part of the community.  She is a licensed artist who owns her own art studio.  If plans are in place, she can be approached to paint a mural.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:49am by Lynn R Slater
 
Mural and Facades See all 6 replies
 
What a pleasure to see the attractive renovations along the Smith    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:49am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 04/15/06 9:50am
 
The Dream Downtown Niles
 
I think that to bring business' and people to Niles it will take one   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:39am by Lynn R Slater
 
Niles to Bay runs?
 
How bout that stretch of Mowry going East, where there is a merging   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:38am by Lynn R Slater
 
Niles to Bay runs?
 
 start at the flagpole, loop through quarry lakes (via entrance by the bart tracks) , back to the flag pole?
Posted - 04/15/06 9:37am by Lynn R Slater
 
Niles to Bay runs?
 
not to throw cold water on a great idea, but as a runner, unless it's just a great course with a huge draw, it's kind of a pain to run a point to point course - unless the event provides transportation back to the start.  which is quite expensive for the event sponsor.  Maybe some sort of loop course would be more do-able, we could easily figure out a short and long course as Bill suggested.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:37am by Lynn R Slater
 
Niles to Bay runs?
 
That’s a great idea! Who wants to be in charge? Who wants to volunteer? Perhaps other people who come up with great ideas would like to implement them too?   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:36am by Lynn R Slater
 
Niles to Bay runs?
 
That is a great idea, Niles to the Bay run. The Alameda Creek has a wide path on both sides, that go from Mission Blvd. to the Bay. There is ample parking at Coyote hills Park.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:36am by Lynn R Slater
 
Niles to Bay runs? See all 6 replies
 
SF has Bay to breakers --How about Niles   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:35am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 04/15/06 1:58pm
 
The Shame about the Toy Box
 
I'm sorry about every quality business that tries in Niles and fails.  I walk in Niles every morning and hope for some sign that the downtown might be morphing into something other than antique stores and bars.  I never visited the Toy Box.  My kids are 16 and 22 and it's been some time since I made a Christmas run to Toys R Us .  I'm sorry it's closing.  But, there has to be some way to get  more people into Niles.  Most people driving down Mission are so intent on getting to where they are going that they are completely oblivious to what's on the other side of the tracks.  Both Bill and Dirk are right.   Antique stores are not enough.  How many times a week do you think, "Gee, I need another antique for my living room?"  But the Nile - yes, a coffee, or a sandwich, that's something that appeals to everyone on a daily basis.  And the atmosphere in the Nile is the perfect combination of homey and quirky that makes it very compelling.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:34am by Lynn R Slater
 
The Shame about the Toy Box
 
Hi Joe,   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:34am by Lynn R Slater
 
The Shame about the Toy Box
 
 Recipe (for success?):   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:34am by Lynn R Slater
 
The Shame about the Toy Box
 
 Hi Bill,   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:33am by Lynn R Slater
 
The Shame about the Toy Box
 
 I first arrived in Niles in 1957, the thing I remembered was what a bustling town it was. It was a blue collar town with Pacific State Steel and the railroad hauling sugar beets. Downtown Niles was always crowded with people and all the business flourished.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:33am by Lynn R Slater
 
The Shame about the Toy Box
 
 A consoling riddle:   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:32am by Lynn R Slater
 
The Shame about the Toy Box
 
 Just for a little perspective, there are currently 371 people in this Niles group, versus well over 200,000 in Fremont, and over 300,000 in the Tri-City area. I can't see that a handful of people who expressed displeasure at the manner in which The Toy Box notified 0.1% of the local population of their existence could have any material effect on the business.   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:32am by Lynn R Slater
 
The Shame about the Toy Box
 
 I too, am saddened to hear that another independent business owner has to   More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:31am by Lynn R Slater
 
The Shame about the Toy Box See all 11 replies
 
About 8 months ago when I joined the e-group, I thought it was a wonderful forum to keep Niles a tight community and a STRONG community.  We all wish to see our beautiful neighborhood folurish.  I was a little irritated with how harshly some reacted when the proprieter of the Toy Box tried to spread the news on this forum for a magician they were having at an event in their store.  Everyone went off about how this is not a venue for business owners to advertise their promotions, but instead only a place where persons can spread the word about their own wares.    More…
Posted - 04/15/06 9:30am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 04/15/06 2:00pm
 
What type of community is Niles going to be?
 
This list is populated by passionate residents first and foremost - Thanks to Nancy. Journalists, government officials and more came on board second hand. And, most important, the passionate residents founded in Niles (thank you Nancy), to this list with a love for Niles. And, so many diverse opinions, within Niles.   More…
Posted - 09/05/05 10:24am by Lynn R Slater
 
What type of community is Niles going to be?
 
Perhaps the most interesting statement made above is "New housing or commerial capital projects are just the legal means by which our community expands". The reason I feel this is interesting is because this statement implies that people *want* the community to expand. I'm pretty sure that there is no concensus, at   More…
Posted - 09/05/05 10:22am by Lynn R Slater
 
What type of community is Niles going to be? See all 2 replies
 
I am seeing some troubling patterns: (1) postings calling groups of people names (i.e. street homeless people being referred as "bums"), (2) reaction to new proposed projects without any basic information gathering being done first (Joe's Corner or Niles Grove) and most troubling (3) a general NIMBY "Not in my backyard" stand on any and all new housing development in our area.   More…
Posted - 09/05/05 10:20am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 09/05/05 10:24am
 
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