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”

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”