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Protest at Weibel Elementary

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Protest at Weibel Elementary

Time: February 5, 2009 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Weibel Elementary School
Street: 45135 S Grimmer Blvd
City/Town: Fremont, CA
Website or Map: http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/…
Event Type: protest, rally
Organized By: A Weibel Resident
Latest Activity: May 18, 2010

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See this news from Tri-City Voice newspaper article by Matt Artz (click here or see below).

We are also attaching a Flyer that we received. Please distribute and spare a few minutes of your time to show up and make sure we are heard and seen. This will be a quiet yet powerful way to protest. Some of us will have posters and placards that we can hold.

What: Civic Protest against the A's stadium at Warm Springs
Where: Weibel Elementary School
When: Thursday Feb 5th from 6:30
What to bring: You, you kids and your family and a Flashlight!

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: S W
Sent: Monday, February 2, 2009 2:07:11 PM
Subject: Protest announcement on TriCity Beat

A’s Protest Scheduled
By Matt Artz, Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at 1:14 pm in A's.

The Oakland A’s are holding a small neighborhood meeting Thursday evening at Weibel Elementary School in Warm Springs — not far from where the team would like to build a stadium near the future Warm Springs BART station.

The thing is, according to stadium opponents, only 25 people will be allowed in for the meeting - the A’s prefer small venues where they can make their pitch without large numbers opponents shouting them down.

So those who won’t get inside for the meeting say they will be protesting the stadium plan outside the school around 6:30 p.m.

It’ll be interesting to see how big a crowd they get. Opponents have so far gotten 1388 people to sign this online petition..

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Comment by Terry Valencia on February 5, 2009 at 4:40pm
The A's coming to Fremont without a vote from the people seems unfair. I don't think Fremont can handle the environmental impact for our sanitation, our police and fire departments are already short handed, crime would increase, Traffic is already unbearable at commute times for any one who travels 880 or 680 or any where near on Mission Blvd., Osgood/Warm Springs Blvd. It is bumper to bumper and slow moving. We don't have money to support our schools, I do not want to be taxed to support a stadium. I do not think there has been enough public meetings and publication for the meetings to support one way or the other. I think it would be helping commercial property owners. Hurting already suffering local restaurants.
I would like to see us be in a better economy and not put more pressure on individuals who do not participate in baseball as a spectator. Fremont is my town that I grew up in and raised a family in, I do not see the need for a stadium.
Comment by Veronica on February 4, 2009 at 3:37pm
As far as I know, A's did not select those 25. They set the capacity at 25. The meeting was hosted by a concerned citizen and also Weibel parent, first come first served and it is going to take place in Weibel.
Comment by Eric Carlson on February 4, 2009 at 7:45am
Great work everyone!
Comment by NoStadiumSarah on February 3, 2009 at 11:49pm
Anyone know how the 25 people will be selected for the meeting on Thursday with the A's?
Comment by terry seward on February 3, 2009 at 8:58pm
If you won't fight for your children and community what's your purpose in life.
No A's Stadium near Our School!
Comment by Kate Ward on February 3, 2009 at 2:39pm
What about handing out information to people in the carpool lane? Are we allowed to do that . We could stand on the city street if that is any issue. But we really need to get the word out to Mission, Warm Springs, James Leith. Anyone who lives in Fremont, Newark and Union City will be effected. People trying to get home from work in San Jose or anywhere south and north will be dealing with delays. Guess what you have to pay when your late picking up your kid from childcare and then you will have less time to spend with your family because you will have to spend it all in the car!!!!!!!!!! Come out and fight this !!!!!!
Comment by Veronica on February 3, 2009 at 8:05am
I suggest that those who are going, please walk to Weibel as far as possible. There are some going to the event who are not from Weibel. They live farther and must drive.
Comment by RonK on February 2, 2009 at 11:29pm
Make a sign in 10 Minutes
You can get every thing you need to make a sign at Wall mart in about 10 minutes
In the stationary section they have large black markers
They also have science story board displays,
turned backwards you have a large white area.
In the sewing department get 2 wooden yard sticks
you will need to tape the two yard sticks together
You can make a 2 sided sign by stapling the yard sticks to the story board.
I will help anyone staple their sign together that needs it

Make sure to make the lettering large, so you see the sign from 100 ft away
Comment by BryanH on February 2, 2009 at 11:23pm
Might need flash light; or use car head light. People will need to park the cars in the neighborhood street and walk a little bit.
Comment by NoAsWS on February 2, 2009 at 11:01pm

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