Coach I Passes Away, Remembered as ‘Legendary’
Jim Ingram, a longtime former Washington High School football coach, passed away Tuesday. He was 80. Ingram, known as “Coach I,” served as the head coach of the Huskies from 1960 to 2002 where he led more than 1,000 players. Under his leadership, the Huskies won 230 games and 12 MVAL titles. His grandson, Aaron Ingram, remembered Ingram for his tough love, while former players — including Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison — said the coach was like “a second father.”
- Longtime Football Coach Jim Ingram Dies
- Coach I Remembered as 'Legendary'
- Coach Ingram Remembered For His Tough Love
Fremont Woman’s Body Found Floating Near Santa Cruz Wharf
The body of a 31-year-old Fremont woman was found floating near the Santa Cruz wharf last week. Lahela Junella Bosco’s body was pulled from the ocean late Wednesday night. She was fully clothed. A couple spotted Bosco’s body while walking along the wharf. A call to the Santa Cruz County sheriff’s office was not immediately returned Monday, but a deputy told the local newspaper on Friday that an autopsy was still pending. However, no foul play is suspected.
Check Out the Tesla Motors Electric Sports Car
Patch got to kick the tires of one of Tesla’s sports cars during a visit to the company's factory in Fremont. The strangest thing about the Tesla Motors electric sports car is the storage area under the hood where the engine would otherwise be. The car was on display during a briefing on the local economy at Tesla headquarters in the old NUMMI plant. See what it has to offer by clicking the link above.
Armed Suspect Killed in Standoff With Police
An armed suspect — later identified as 26-year-old Amos Smith of Union City — was shot and killed during an incident with police officers Saturday night. The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. when two patrol officers were trying to conduct a traffic stop on Dyer Street south of Meteor Way. According to the UCPD, Smith, who was the driver of the vehicle, fled on foot. He refused to follow the officers' commands and reached into his waistband, pulling out a handgun, police said. Smith then pointed the gun at the officers. "In defense of their lives officers fired their weapons shooting the suspect several times,” a commander told police.
More than a hundred community members attended a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the possible renaming of Alvarado Middle School. The district has proposed renaming the middle school after Filipino American labor leaders Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz, contemporaries of Cesar Chavez who fought for the rights of farm workers.
Supporters, which included prominent community leaders, said that the new name would celebrate the community’s diversity, raise more awareness about Filipino Americans and instill a sense of community pride.
Opponents argued that the school board should preserve Union City’s history and that the name change would be a financial burden the district could not bear. Others, who were somewhat neutral, were upset that residents were not given enough notice or information regarding the name change.
Bomb Scare Briefly Shuts Down Walmart
Shoppers were evacuated from the Union Landing Walmart early Friday evening after the store received a report of a bomb threat at around 5 p.m. Emergency crews responded, evacuated the store, set up a perimeter and searched. No danger or threat was found.
Slain Student's Ex-Girlfriend Says Suspect Taunted Victim
A Newark student was ridiculed by his alleged killer while he was fighting for his life, his former girlfriend said. The Fremont Argus reported that Alexandra Reed recounted the moments before Osana Futi, 18, was stabbed during a court testimony given on Wednesday.
Reed told the court that Futi was involved in a fight around 11 p.m. on April 29 at a party and that while leaving the party, Futi and his friend were confronted by two men. Reed said the pair began saying, "Oh, you think you're tough" to Futi and his friend, Jesse Tate, and that one of the men threw a punch. Futi ducked and hit the man. Futi then turned his attention to the other man, who had fallen, but stopped when he realized he was bleeding of a stab wound. Reed said she called 911 and as they waited for paramedics, one of the suspects, identified as Abraham Hade, said that Futi had gotten what he deserved.
Silliman Aquatic Center's Re-Opening Slated for May
The re-opening of Newark’s aquatic center may come later than planned. City officials anticipate that the Silliman Aquatic Center will open back up to the general public in late May. The facility was closed just after Labor Day last year so that repairs could be made to the center’s ceiling and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, according to city officials. Originally, the re-opening was estimated for April, but City of Newark Recreational Director told Patch that the tentative re-opening date is now May 24.
Crime Log: Shots Fired on Birch Street; Home Burglaries
In this week’s crime activity log, the Newark Police Department responded to a number or home burglaries throughout the city. Incident also included a report of shots fired on Birch Street and two stolen vehicle reports.