Vallejo councilwoman hosting monthly meeting with residents

JohnGlidden.com staff report | April 15, 2021 VALLEJO – Newly elected Vallejo Councilwoman Mina Diaz announced this week that she will begin to host a ‘Coffee with Mina’ event with residents every month – starting in April. The first event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., April 24, at the La Michoacana Bakery, locatedContinue reading “Vallejo councilwoman hosting monthly meeting with residents”

Council to get update on city’s negotiations with developer regarding Blue Rock Springs revitalization project

by John Glidden | April 12, 2021 VALLEJO – The Vallejo City Council will meet during a special closed session Tuesday to discuss three different items, including getting an update about the city’s negotiations about the price, terms of payment and conditions of 10 city-owned parcels associated with the Blue Rock Springs revitalization project. Vallejo CityContinue reading “Council to get update on city’s negotiations with developer regarding Blue Rock Springs revitalization project”

Vallejo fire chief suddenly resigns on Monday

by John Glidden | April 12, 2021 VALLEJO – Fire Chief Daryl Arbuthnott suddenly resigned on Monday after more than two years with the city. In a phone interview with JohnGlidden.com, Arbuthnott said the decision to leave was made on his own. “It’s something I’ve been contemplating for some time,” he said. “At least the lastContinue reading “Vallejo fire chief suddenly resigns on Monday”

Vallejo sent warning letter to former staff attorney after she was named as a witness in whistleblower complaint

by John Glidden | April 9, 2021 VALLEJO – Randy Risner claims he wasn’t trying to intimidate a former staff attorney when he had a warning letter mailed to the person’s new job last year reminding them about maintaining attorney client privilege and honoring their ethical obligations. The letter was sent to former Assistant City AttorneyContinue reading “Vallejo sent warning letter to former staff attorney after she was named as a witness in whistleblower complaint”

Vallejo searches for new HR lead, while former director is accused of ignoring complaints

by John Glidden | April 7, 2021 VALLEJO – City officials have begun the process of finding a new human resources director following the departure of Heather Ruiz, who left Vallejo last month amid allegations she failed to investigate racial discrimination and bullying complaints that were brought to her attention. The city released the job announcementContinue reading “Vallejo searches for new HR lead, while former director is accused of ignoring complaints”

Vallejo city manager confirmed Tonn as shooter days after Monterrosa was killed, emails show

by John Glidden | April 6, 2021 VALLEJO – Five days after Sean Monterrosa was shot dead by Vallejo police detective Jarrett Tonn outside a local Walgreens, City Manager Greg Nyhoff confirmed Tonn’s identity to at least two members of the Vallejo City Council, newly released emails show. In response to an email from then-Vallejo CouncilmanContinue reading “Vallejo city manager confirmed Tonn as shooter days after Monterrosa was killed, emails show”

Fresh Air Vallejo wins environmental award for organizing against the Vallejo Marine Terminal and Orcem Cement factory

JohnGlidden.com staff report | March 22, 2021 VALLEJO – The nonprofit Fresh Air Vallejo has received a coveted environmental award for organizing against the Vallejo Marine Terminal, Orcerm cement project that was proposed for South Vallejo, the group announced Monday. Fresh Air Vallejo received the San Francisco Baykeeper 2021 Blue Rivet Award for making a significantContinue reading “Fresh Air Vallejo wins environmental award for organizing against the Vallejo Marine Terminal and Orcem Cement factory”

Vallejo Planning Commission asked to approve cannabis business inside old Food 4 Less

by John Glidden | March 13, 2021 VALLEJO – A 50,000 square foot building which was on the city’s short list to become the next Vallejo police headquarters may be home to a new cannabis business instead. The Vallejo Planning Commission will meet on Monday to decide on a major use permit to transform the oldContinue reading “Vallejo Planning Commission asked to approve cannabis business inside old Food 4 Less”

Vallejo reaches tentative settlement with animal-rights protester

by John Glidden | March 8, 2021 VALLEJO – After making its way through the courts for nearly five years, a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by an animal-rights protester against the city of Vallejo and one of its police officers is coming to an end. Vallejo has reached a tentative agreement with Joseph Cuviello, ofContinue reading “Vallejo reaches tentative settlement with animal-rights protester”

Civil Service Commission asked to overturn suspension of Vallejo employee founding sleeping on job

by John Glidden | March 6, 2021 VALLEJO – A Vallejo water treatment employee is appealing a five-day suspension he received after he was found sleeping on the job inside one of the city’s water treatment plants when he was supposed to be working during a public safety power shutoff in October 2019. The Vallejo CivilContinue reading “Civil Service Commission asked to overturn suspension of Vallejo employee founding sleeping on job”