Laid-Off Workers at Toyota-GM Venture Feel Betrayed

FREMONT, Calif. — Workers have expressed grave disappointment in General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. after the closing of their joint venture in California left 4,700 without jobs. After some 25 years of operation, the last Toyota Corolla car came off the assembly line at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. April 1. The equally […]

NUMMI’s Closure Marks ‘A Very Sad Day,’ Says Mayor

FREMONT, Calif. — After a quarter-century of production, the last car rolled off the assembly line at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. plant in Fremont April 1 and workers headed home to uncertain futures. “It’s a very sad day for Fremont,” Mayor Bob Wasserman said. Sergio Santos, president of United Auto Workers Local 2244, […]

Kristi Yamaguchi’s ‘Dream’ Playground Now a Reality

Children in wheelchairs cheerfully zoom around the new playground in Fremont’s Central Park. Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi’s dream of a playground where all children, including those with disabilities, can play together has become a reality. The one-acre Always Dream PlayPark, which was funded by Yamaguchi and her Always Dream Foundation, opened on Jan. 16 in her […]