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”

Ken Szutu: What is the plan to fix Vallejo’s finances?

Letters to the Editor | Match 6, 2021 An open letter to the Vallejo City Council: If I tell you that my personal finance plan is based on me winning the lottery, what would you say? That I’m doomed to failure? Headed toward bankruptcy? Unfortunately, this is how I see how our city finance areContinue reading “Ken Szutu: What is the plan to fix Vallejo’s finances?”

Vallejo skilled nursing facility fined $25,250 for not protecting staff from COVID-19

by John Glidden | March 5, 2021 VALLEJO — A skilled nursing facility in Vallejo was fined $25,250 by the state last December for not protecting its workers from the Novel Coronavirus, records show. The California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued four citations to Windsor Vallejo Care Center with three of the citationsContinue reading “Vallejo skilled nursing facility fined $25,250 for not protecting staff from COVID-19”

Former Vallejo man seeks $1 million in damages from city after he was tasered by officer

by John Glidden | March 5, 2021 VALLEJO – A former Vallejo resident is seeking $1 million in damages from the city after he was allegedly tasered by a Vallejo police officer outside his then-Nebraska Street home in August 2019. John Mark Raudelunas, who filed a federal excessive lawsuit through his attorney Vincent R. Maher onContinue reading “Former Vallejo man seeks $1 million in damages from city after he was tasered by officer”

Council to get presentations from city departments; asked to approve facilitator for goal setting

by John Glidden | Feb. 27, 2021 VALLEJO – The city’s annual budget season officially begins Tuesday as the Vallejo City Council will receive presentations from various City Hall departments regarding accomplishments and challenges each department has faced over the past year. Updates will come from the police, fire, public works, information technology, planning & developmentContinue reading “Council to get presentations from city departments; asked to approve facilitator for goal setting”

Hearing set on proposed multifamily housing development for South Vallejo

by John Glidden | Feb. 25, 2021 VALLEJO – The city’s planning commission will hold a public hearing Monday to decide on a proposed development of 132 apartment units on nearly five acres of vacant land along Sonoma Boulevard and Magazine Street in South Vallejo. The project applicant, Randall Harris HDO Architects, is proposing to constructContinue reading “Hearing set on proposed multifamily housing development for South Vallejo”

Ken Szutu: What is Vallejo’s plan to manage payout exposure?

Letters to the Editor | Feb. 23, 2021   An open letter to the Vallejo City Council:   Does the city have a plan to manage our insurance payout exposure? I’d like to know.   I spoke in 2018 at a Vallejo City Council meeting, held downstairs in the library when the council chamber wasContinue reading “Ken Szutu: What is Vallejo’s plan to manage payout exposure?”

State Sen. Bill Dodd eyes run for Lt. Governor in 2026

by John Glidden | Feb. 20, 2021 VALLEJO – State Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, has begun laying the groundwork for a possible run for California’s lieutenant governor seat in 2026. Dodd filed a 359-page disclosure statement with the Secretary of State in late January as he transferred $1.1 million from his senate campaign committee to hisContinue reading “State Sen. Bill Dodd eyes run for Lt. Governor in 2026”