Vallejo officers cleared of any wrongdoing in McCoy shooting

by John Glidden | Jan. 14, 2021 VALLEJO – A special prosecutor has determined that six Vallejo police officers were “legally justified,” when they shot and killed 20-year-old Willie McCoy outside a local Taco Bell in February 2019. Michael Ramos declined to bring charges against officers Anthony Cano, Ryan McMahon, Collin Eaton, Bryan Glick, Jordon Patzer,Continue reading “Vallejo officers cleared of any wrongdoing in McCoy shooting”

Rep. Thompson to hold webinar on Coronavirus Relief for Small Businesses staff report | Jan. 13, 2021 Congressman Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, will host a webinar on Coronavirus relief for small businesses this Friday, Thompson’s office announced. All constituents in California’s Fifth Congressional District are invited to join the webinar which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST. Thompson’s office said thisContinue reading “Rep. Thompson to hold webinar on Coronavirus Relief for Small Businesses”

[Brief] Congressman Thompson gets COVID-19 vaccine staff report | Dec. 19, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The office of Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, announced that on Saturday the congressman received the first of two injections for the COVID-19 vaccine. The dose was received at the advice of the House Attending Physician for continuity of government purposes and he will receiveContinue reading “[Brief] Congressman Thompson gets COVID-19 vaccine”

[Brief] Vallejo closes city hall due to COVID-19 surge staff report | Dec. 19, 2020 VALLEJO – Due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 case, Vallejo City Hall and the Vallejo Police Department lobby are closed to the general public, city officials announced this week. Officials said city hall staff will keep “providing service to the public remotely, just as they did earlier thisContinue reading “[Brief] Vallejo closes city hall due to COVID-19 surge”

GVRD Director Karen Sims dies

by John Glidden | Dec. 11, 2020 VALLEJO – Activist, and Greater Vallejo Recreation District Director Karen Sims suddenly died Friday, Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan confirmed to It wasn’t immediately known how Sims died. The mayor praised Sims, who served as Sampayan’s campaign manager when he was elected mayor in 2016. “She was my friend,”Continue reading “GVRD Director Karen Sims dies”

[Brief] Vallejo police asking for public’s help to ID Peeping Tom staff report | Dec. 2, 2020 VALLEJO – Authorities are asking for the public’s help to identify a man accused of trying to record women using the bathroom at the Cardenas grocery market, Vallejo police said Wednesday night. The man is accused of entering a restroom stall, next to a stall occupied by a woman,Continue reading “[Brief] Vallejo police asking for public’s help to ID Peeping Tom”

Benicia council to say goodbye to outgoing mayor

by John Glidden | Nov. 30, 2020 BENICIA – Outgoing Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson will be honored on Tuesday by elected officials after nearly 20 years of public service on the City Council. Patterson, who was first elected to the City Council in 2003, began her run as mayor when she was elected to the positionContinue reading “Benicia council to say goodbye to outgoing mayor”

[Brief] Vallejo reaches 29 homicides in 2020 staff report | Nov. 30, 2020 VALLEJO – With just a month left in 2020, the city of Vallejo recorded its 29th homicide of the year when a 20-year-old Sacramento man was shot and killed in north Vallejo over the weekend, the Vallejo Police Department announced on Monday. Vallejo police said they received reports ofContinue reading “[Brief] Vallejo reaches 29 homicides in 2020”

Vallejo settles excessive force lawsuit for $750,000

by John Glidden | Nov. 19, 2020 VALLEJO – The city has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle an excessive force lawsuit that alleges four Vallejo police officers assaulted a man as he worked on a fence outside his Tennessee Street workshop in July 2017, according to the man’s attorney. Carl Edwards sued the city ofContinue reading “Vallejo settles excessive force lawsuit for $750,000”

Council approves amended development agreement for permanent supportive housing project

by John Glidden | Nov. 19, 2020 VALLEJO – Attempting to make headway in addressing the number of homeless persons in town, the Vallejo City Council approved an amended disposition and development agreement with an East Bay housing developer on Tuesday. Hayward-based Eden Housing is proposing to build 75-units for Vallejo’s homeless, veterans and low-income residentsContinue reading “Council approves amended development agreement for permanent supportive housing project”