How protests over police violence are changing a city where officers kill with near-impunity

As protests against racism and police violence were sweeping the country, a Vallejo, California detective shot and killed Sean Monterrosa. His death has galvanized a community. Editor’s note: This article was originally published by The Appeal on Sept. 21, 2020. by John Glidden VALLEJO – Late last year, Vallejo, California, hired its first Black police chief.  The cityContinue reading “How protests over police violence are changing a city where officers kill with near-impunity”

Vallejo City Council to meet in closed session about possible litigation regarding Nyhoff

by John Glidden | June 25, 2021 VALLEJO – The mystery surrounding the employment status of Vallejo City Manager Greg Nyhoff continues as the city council is expected to meet in closed session next week about possible litigation involving Nyhoff. The agenda for the special closed session briefly states that the council will receive information aboutContinue reading “Vallejo City Council to meet in closed session about possible litigation regarding Nyhoff”

Vallejo updates its mask requirements for city buildings; fully vaccinated don’t have to wear a mask

JohnGlidden.com staff report | June 19, 2021 VALLEJO – Starting Monday, fully vaccinated members of the public will be allowed inside Vallejo’s city buildings without the need to wear a mask, the city announced Saturday. The change in mask requirements is in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Cal/OSHA, officials added. “MembersContinue reading “Vallejo updates its mask requirements for city buildings; fully vaccinated don’t have to wear a mask”

Vallejo seeking applicants for various city commissions

JohnGlidden.com staff report | June 16, 2021 VALLEJO – Want to give back to the city of Vallejo? Now is your chance. City Hall has extended the application period for a number of Vallejo commissions. To be eligible, an applicant must be a resident of the city. The following seats are currently open: Architectural Heritage &Continue reading “Vallejo seeking applicants for various city commissions”

Vallejo’s city manager currently away from office; no reason given

by John Glidden | June 3, 2021 VALLEJO – Days before the Vallejo City Council is expected to review and ultimately approve its 2021-2022 fiscal year budget, Vallejo City Manager Greg Nyhoff is out of his office with the city mum on when he will return. City Spokeswoman Christina Lee confirmed Wednesday night that Nyhoff wasContinue reading “Vallejo’s city manager currently away from office; no reason given”

Sources: Vallejo’s housing manager placed on leave

by John Glidden | June 2, 2021 VALLEJO – Judy Shepard-Hall, Vallejo’s housing & community development program manager, was placed on leave sometime during the past few days, multiple sources confirmed to JohnGlidden.com. JohnGlidden.com attempted to email Shepard-Hall on Tuesday about a separate item. An auto message from Shepard-Hall’s city email address stated that “Judy Shepard-HallContinue reading “Sources: Vallejo’s housing manager placed on leave”

Vallejo councilwoman ‘stunned’ to learn police department moving more services into waterfront building

by John Glidden | May 21, 2021 VALLEJO – A Vallejo councilwoman says she was “stunned” to learn through an email sent out by the Vallejo Police Department early Thursday afternoon that the city will host a grand opening for a new victim’s center which is opening up in 400 Mare Island Way on Monday. “IsContinue reading “Vallejo councilwoman ‘stunned’ to learn police department moving more services into waterfront building”

Vallejo school superintendent to be evaluated by board in closed session

by John Glidden | May 17, 2021 VALLEJO – Vallejo school district Superintendent William Spalding’s job performance will be reviewed during a special closed session of the Vallejo school board on Tuesday. The evaluation is built into Spalding’s contract which requires both the superintendent and school board meet before May 31 each year to “agree uponContinue reading “Vallejo school superintendent to be evaluated by board in closed session”

Vallejo school board asked to approve $1 million in salary increases

by John Glidden | May 16, 2021 VALLEJO – The Vallejo school board will be asked Wednesday to approve more than $1 million in combined salary increases with two different unions which represent non-teachers in the Vallejo City Unified School District. The increases represent a two percent pay bump and are retroactive to July 1, 2020.Continue reading “Vallejo school board asked to approve $1 million in salary increases”

Benicia City Council to mull approving installation of 45 license plate readers throughout city

by John Glidden | May 13, 2021 BENICIA – The Benicia City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve a two-year lease agreement with Flock Group Inc. for the installation of 45 automated license plate readers (ALPR) throughout the city of Benicia. If approved, the project would cost the city $236,250, with Benicia paying $5,000 forContinue reading “Benicia City Council to mull approving installation of 45 license plate readers throughout city”