Vallejo police lieutenant with history of excessive force allegations gone from department

by John Glidden | May 7, 2021 VALLEJO – A Vallejo police lieutenant with a long history of excessive force allegations, including allegedly pointing his gun at a man’s head outside an Oregon bar while off-duty, is no longer with the Vallejo Police Department. Lt. Michael ‘Kent’ Tribble officially separated from the police department on Feb.Continue reading “Vallejo police lieutenant with history of excessive force allegations gone from department”

Numerous police-related items before Vallejo City Council on Tuesday

by John Glidden | April 26, 2021 VALLEJO – Several police-related items will go before the Vallejo City Council for approval on Tuesday, including a request from the city’s police chief to add an in-car camera system for all 39 of the Vallejo Police Department’s patrol vehicles. The proposal with Axon Enterprises includes installing two camerasContinue reading “Numerous police-related items before Vallejo City Council on Tuesday”

Vallejo City Council to get update on excessive force lawsuit filed against officer who held man at gun point while off-duty

by John Glidden | April 24, 2021 VALLEJO – The Vallejo City Council will receive an update on the status of two different lawsuits filed against the city including an excessive force lawsuit alleging an off-duty Vallejo police officer repeatedly slammed a man’s head against the pavement following a verbal argument outside a Walnut Creek pizzeriaContinue reading “Vallejo City Council to get update on excessive force lawsuit filed against officer who held man at gun point while off-duty”

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”

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”