Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce — The Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of creating, enhancing and promoting business activity.
Niles Main Street Association — The community of Niles is rich in history and has gained recognition as a truly unique spot in the San Francisco Bay Area.
California Nursery Legacy Council — A non-profit group dedicated to the California Nursery Company in Niles.
Tri-City Ecology Center — Tri-City Ecology Center works to maintain or improve the environment in Fremont, Union City and Newark. They also maintain the Museum of Local History’s native and introduced plant garden at 190 Anza St.
Nature & Outdoors
Alameda Creek Trail — Alameda Creek Regional Trail follows the banks of Alameda Creek in southern Alameda County from the mouth of Niles Canyon.
Coyote Hills — East Bay Regional Park District web site.
Quarry Lakes — Quarry Lakes incorporates the historic boundaries of two Mexican ranchos and the former Mission San Jose lands
Roadside Arboretum — The unofficial online arboretum of Washington Township (Fremont, Newark and Union City).
Drawbridge, California (our local ghost town) — Drawbridge was established along the South Pacific Coast Railroad’s line between Oakland and Santa Cruz. The line crossed a navigable slough which required the building of a drawbridge, tower and crew quarters. The location was good for fishing and hunting ultimately leading to a small community.
Fremont’s Connections to the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition — One hundred years ago, the city of San Francisco hosted the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The PPIE celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the re-birth of San Francisco nine years after the 1906 earthquake. California, many U.S. states, and many countries participated in the ten month long celebration.
Our towns (Niles, Centerville, Irvington, and Mission San Jose, and Warm Springs) participated in the event in various ways. At the very least, almost everyone attended Alameda County day on June 10th, shutting down the county. The California Nursery helped to build the fair by providing palm trees, other plants, equipment, and labor to create the beautiful grounds. Others ended up with pieces of the exposition, large and small.