Hearing set on proposed multifamily housing development for South Vallejo

by John Glidden | Feb. 25, 2021 VALLEJO – The city’s planning commission will hold a public hearing Monday to decide on a proposed development of 132 apartment units on nearly five acres of vacant land along Sonoma Boulevard and Magazine Street in South Vallejo. The project applicant, Randall Harris HDO Architects, is proposing to constructContinue reading “Hearing set on proposed multifamily housing development for South Vallejo”

Vallejo City Council asked to approve $54,900 for citywide equity study

by John Glidden | Feb. 19, 2021 VALLEJO – In an attempt to understand racial disparities in the community, the Vallejo City Council is expected to approve a $54,900 contract on Tuesday with Management Partners for the creation of a city-wide equity study. Such studies focus on gathering information about equity indicators which a local governmentContinue reading “Vallejo City Council asked to approve $54,900 for citywide equity study”

Deputy City Attorney Dylan Brady leaves Vallejo

by John Glidden | Feb. 17, 2021 VALLEJO – While City Manager Greg Nyhoff deals with the departure of Human Resources Director Heather Ruiz, newly hired City Attorney Veronica Nebb will need to fill a vacancy of her own. Nebb confirmed to JohnGlidden.com this week that Deputy City Attorney Dylan Brady left the city of VallejoContinue reading “Deputy City Attorney Dylan Brady leaves Vallejo”

Sutter Solano to close maternity ward in May

by John Glidden | Feb. 14, 2021 VALLEJO – Citing a low number of births at its facility, Sutter Solano Medical Center will close its maternity ward in May, according to a Feb. 9 letter sent by hospital CEO Abhishek Dosi to the California Department of Public Health. Dosi said the hospital averages about eight toContinue reading “Sutter Solano to close maternity ward in May”

Federal judge tosses Vallejo’s change of venue motion in Monterrosa lawsuit

by John Glidden | Feb. 12, 2021 VALLEJO – On Thursday, a federal judge denied a request from the city of Vallejo for a change in venue in a civil lawsuit filed by the family of Sean Monterrosa, the 22-year-old San Francisco man shot and killed by Vallejo police outside a local Walgreens last June. DistrictContinue reading “Federal judge tosses Vallejo’s change of venue motion in Monterrosa lawsuit”

Vallejo police lieutenant, who accused couple of faking 2015 kidnapping, leaves department

by John Glidden | Feb. 11, 2021 VALLEJO – A Vallejo police lieutenant who once accused a couple of lying about a kidnapping, when in reality the woman was sexually assaulted and held for ransom, has left the Vallejo Police Department. Vallejo Lt. Kenny Park officially separated from the department on Dec. 30, 2020, according toContinue reading “Vallejo police lieutenant, who accused couple of faking 2015 kidnapping, leaves department”

Vallejo losing its human resources director

by John Glidden | Feb. 9, 2021 VALLEJO – Once again, Vallejo City Manager Greg Nyhoff will need to fill a vacancy in his senior leadership team after city officials confirmed to JohnGlidden.com Tuesday night that Human Resource Director Heather Ruiz is leaving Vallejo. Vallejo spokeswoman Christina Lee said Ruiz will become the human resources directorContinue reading “Vallejo losing its human resources director”

Sources: Vallejo looking to terminate longtime police employee Lt. Herman Robinson

by John Glidden | Feb. 9, 2021 VALLEJO – Multiple sources have confirmed to JohnGlidden.com that Vallejo police Chief Shawny Williams is looking to terminate police Lt. Herman Robinson, who has been with the city’s police department for nearly 50 years. The Vallejo Times-Herald first reported on Tuesday that Robinson had been put on paid administrativeContinue reading “Sources: Vallejo looking to terminate longtime police employee Lt. Herman Robinson”

Stratton drops commission application; city staff condemns her post

by John Glidden | Feb. 9, 2021 VALLEJO – A candidate for the McCune Collection Commission has withdrawn her application after she was confronted during a recent Vallejo City Council meeting about racial comments she made in a May 2020 social media post. The Vallejo City Clerk’s Office confirmed that Julie Stratton pulled her application onContinue reading “Stratton drops commission application; city staff condemns her post”

Mike Greene named Benicia Police Chief

by John Glidden | Feb. 9, 2021 BENICIA – A 30-year veteran of the Benicia Police Department has been tapped to serve as its permanent police chief, Benicia City Manager Erik Upson announced Monday. Police Capt. Mike Greene was made the permanent chief of police – nearly five months after he was picked to serve asContinue reading “Mike Greene named Benicia Police Chief”