Vallejo aims to create new position to address city’s housing needs

by John Glidden | Sept. 13, 2020 More than 600 people were homeless in the city of Vallejo last year. In an effort to address the city’s housing issues, the Vallejo City Council is expected to approve a new housing project developer position on Tuesday. The position will be tasked with implementing the city’s newContinue reading “Vallejo aims to create new position to address city’s housing needs”

Vallejo’s former veterans building may see new life as event venue

by John Glidden | Sept. 12, 2020 Vallejo may soon have a new venue for weddings, quinceaneras, and other events as the city’s landmarks commission will be asked Thursday to approve interior and exterior alterations to the Veteran’s Memorial Hall – giving new life to a building long closed to the public. The seven-person ArchitecturalContinue reading “Vallejo’s former veterans building may see new life as event venue”

JumpStart facing $14,000 fine from state watchdog

by John Glidden | Sept. 9, 2020 JumpStart Vallejo is facing a $14,000 fine from the state’s election watchdog after the primarily formed committee was accused of failing to file multiple forms in a timely matter over a span of two years. The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) will make a decision on the recommendedContinue reading “JumpStart facing $14,000 fine from state watchdog”

Tinfow resigns as Benicia city manager

by John Glidden | Sept. 8, 2020 BENICIA – After three years with Benicia, Lorie Tinfow announced her resignation as city manager on Tuesday, the city announced. The resignation came as the Benicia City Council was meeting in closed session Tuesday to discuss Tinfow’s performance; a normally routine practice which takes place annually. “Lorie’s threeContinue reading “Tinfow resigns as Benicia city manager”

[Brief] Benicia council to evaluate city manger performance staff report | Sept. 6, 2020 BENICIA – The city council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss Lorie Tinfow’s performance as city manager. The special meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held via videoconferencing. Members of the public will be able to address the city council, however, the actualContinue reading “[Brief] Benicia council to evaluate city manger performance”

Special prosecutor named to investigate McCoy shooting

by John Glidden | Sept. 5, 2020 A former Southern California district attorney will receive up $25,000 to investigate the fatal 2019 officer-involved shooting of Willie McCoy, according to his consulting contract obtained by In July, Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams appointed Michael Anthony Ramos special prosecutor, tasked with determining if six VallejoContinue reading “Special prosecutor named to investigate McCoy shooting”

[Brief] Benicia opening cooling center amid excessive heat staff report | Sept. 5, 2020 BENICIA – In preparation for the heatwave expected to hit the area over the weekend and into early next week, the Benicia Senior Center will be used as a cooling center for seniors and those without working air conditioning, city officials announced. The senior center, located at 187Continue reading “[Brief] Benicia opening cooling center amid excessive heat”

Vallejo agrees to $5.7 million settlement in Foster lawsuit

by John Glidden | Sept. 4, 2020 The family of Ronell Foster will receive $5.7 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit the family filed against the Vallejo and officer Ryan McMahon in March 2018. The Bay Area News Group first reported news of the settlement amount on Thursday. City officials said Friday that theContinue reading “Vallejo agrees to $5.7 million settlement in Foster lawsuit”

Vallejo school board to get update on superintendent search

by John Glidden | Aug. 29, 2020 A $17,900 contract is expected to be awarded next week to a Nebraska-based consulting firm to help in the search for a new Vallejo City Unified School District superintendent. The Vallejo school board will be asked at its Sept. 2 meeting to approve the contract with McPherson &Continue reading “Vallejo school board to get update on superintendent search”

Vallejo facing another excessive force lawsuit

The city defending itself in 23 federal civil cases involving Vallejo PD by John Glidden | Aug. 28, 2020 A Vallejo man is suing the city and Vallejo Police Department alleging he was the victim of excessive force after numerous officers entered his home without a warrant and physically assaulted him during a September 2018Continue reading “Vallejo facing another excessive force lawsuit”