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New post office branch opens for Vallejo’s Amador Street customers

New facility now open on Marin and Virginia streets

By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen

Aleris Morales and Sukhi Nijjar say they’re thrilled the post office on Amador Street was damaged in the recent earthquake.

Well, not exactly, but with more than 50 years between them at the United States Postal Service – most of it at Vallejo’s Station A on Amador Street – their new digs on Marin and Virginia streets are “luxurious” by comparison, they said.

The two women said they couldn’t be happier with the new digs, which opened Monday after fairly extensive remodeling.

“I like this place much better than the other one,” Morales said. “I’m so grateful God had mercy on us and opened this door.”

The fate of the Amador Street post office has been in question for several years, with the postal service considering closing it or consolidating it with another office. Issues have also arisen with the owners of that property, who have expressed dissatisfaction with the postal service’s standard practice of requiring property owners to be responsible for maintenance and repairs.

Then, the magnitude 6.0 South Napa earthquake struck in the wee hours of the morning on Aug. 24, and damaged the Amador Street post office so badly it couldn’t be used. The main Vallejo post office branch on Santa Clara Street was also damaged and temporarily closed.

An arrangement was made with Ken Ingersoll, who owns the building at 629 Marin St. – the former Mr. Ric’s menswear store – to open a temporary post office location there.

Propel Vallejo:

General Plan Key Meeting Dates

The Propel Vallejo: General Plan Update project offers many
opportunities to stay engaged. The fall schedule includes numerous
General Plan Working Group meetings, among others.
General Plan Working Group Meeting
Monday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m., Mare Island Conference Center -
Introduction to Healthy Community Element
Joint Sonoma Boulevard Specific Plan/Planning Commission
Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m., Mare Island Conference Center
- Sonoma Boulevard Specific Plan: Draft Concept, Goals, and
Policies and Preliminary Zoning Code
General Plan Working Group Meeting
Monday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m., Mare Island Conference Center
- General Plan Map “Areas of Opportunity”
Community Meeting
Wednesday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m., Mare Island Conference
Center – Propel Vallejo: CEQA Scoping Meeting
General Plan Working Group Meeting
Monday, December 8at 6:30 p.m., Mare Island Conference Center -
Development Economics 101
Economic Vitality Commission Meeting
Wednesday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m., City Council Chambers -
Economic Trends and the ED Strategic Plan
For additional information, please contact Mark Hoffheimer, Senior
Planner, at 707-645-2610 or visit the Propel Vallejo website

Vallejo citizens urge city to restore forgotten public art

Several downtown pieces have gone missing or languish in storage

By Tony Burchyns

’Space Daisy,’ a sculpture by Bella Feldman, is depicted standing next to the Beeman building on Georgia Street in Vallejo in this 1966 photo.

‘Space Daisy,’ a sculpture by Bella Feldman, is depicted standing next to the Beeman building on Georgia Street in Vallejo in this 1966 photo. The piece is one of several items missing from the Marina Vista Arts Collection. (Courtesy photo)

It’s known as “Vallejo’s Forgotten Art:” The collection of sculptures, busts and memorial plaques commissioned by the city in the early 1960s that once adorned the downtown waterfront area.

Though once celebrated as an important part of the city’s cultural landscape, several of the pieces — including works by well-known artists — currently languish in storage crates after being displaced by the Georgia Street extension project in 2002. And, much to the dismay of some local artists, other works appear to have gone missing for unknown reasons.

“It’s really neglectful,” said Vallejo resident Robin Bernhard, the collections manager for the Richard L. Nelson Gallery at the University of California at Davis. “It’s not often that a town like Vallejo can say ‘We have an art collection’ and ‘Look how it tells the story of our legacy.’ I think it has really been a missed opportunity.”

COURTESY PHOTOThe granite pedestal where the sculpture ’Space Daisy’ once stood remains in downtown Vallejo. City officials are researching

COURTESY PHOTO The granite pedestal where the sculpture ‘Space Daisy’ once stood remains in downtown Vallejo. City officials are researching what happened to this and other missing public art pieces.
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The Central Core Restoration Corporation  provides a wealth of valuable services in the downtown, coordinating with property and business owners, city agencies and community organizations in administering the Property and Business Improvement District.  Here are a few of our past year’s accomplishments, as well as current services provided by the CCRC.  

Business Directory

A Lincoln Loan
  • Phone: 707-642-6719
A Man and his Hat
  • Phone: 707-643-1575
Alex Catering
  • Phone: 707-643-1711
Artiszen Cultural Arts Center
  • Phone: (707) 649-8984
B & J Food and Liquor
  • Phone: 707-642-5100
Bert Vega Law Offices
  • Phone: 707-558-9375
Bobby Spade's Ink & Iron
  • Phone: 707-721-6882
Burstein Attorney at Law
  • Phone: 707-643-8405
BuztdKnucklz Custom Apparel
  • Phone: 707-771-4313
Calco Gas Station and Mini Mart
  • Phone: 707-648-8025
Cecy’s Hair Salon
  • Phone: 707-557-2356
Charlie's Cuts
  • Phone: 707-649-0601
China Café
  • Phone: 707-648-0797
China Wok
  • Phone: 707-645-2008
Class Act
  • Phone: 707-552-6382
Crown Tailor
  • Phone: 707-644-1022
Crystals Salon of Beauty
  • Phone: 707-644-2412
Dead People's Stuff
  • Phone: 707-731-0323
Design by David
  • Phone: 707-319-0626
Discount Tire
  • Phone: 707-642-7125
Dong’s Muffler Shop
  • Phone: 707-557-9020
Dots in Common
  • Phone: (707) 334-0072
Dunphy’s Tavern
  • Phone: 707-648-9022
Dynasty Nail
  • Phone: 707-552-7796
EducAide Software
  • Phone: 707-554-6505
El Nopal
  • Phone: 707-557-0456
Elegant Event Enterprises
  • Phone: 707-655-1292
Empress Theater
  • Phone: 707-552-2400
Face It Beauty Day Spa
  • Phone: 707-552-4021
Farmers Insurance
  • Phone: 707-553-1311
Fishers of Men Bible Bookstore
  • Phone: 707.561.2888
For Your Eyes Only
  • Phone: 707 450 8678
Gallery Barber Shop
  • Phone: 707-648-1975
Georgia Street Appliances
  • Phone: 707-552-6797
Good Day Café
  • Phone: 707-557-4745
  • Phone: 707-553-2254
Hair Seductions
  • Phone: 707-649-2420
Harmony Beauty Salon
  • Phone: 707-554-8835
Harry’s HD Cycle Repair
  • Phone: 707-642-0918
Haute Dogs Boutique & Barkery
  • Phone: 707-641-3085
Indian Alley Antiques
  • Phone: 707-644-6703
  • Phone: 707-652-2171
Jackson Buckman
  • Phone: (707)554-3177
Java Jax
  • Phone: 707-645-9556
Jazzy Jen’s Hair
  • Phone: 707-554-1474
Jeff Snell Studio
  • Phone: 510-223-3692
  • Phone: 707-554-1696
La Clinica
  • Phone: 707-556-8100
LaDell’s Shoes
  • Phone: 707-648-1951
Law Offices of Scot D. Shoemaker
  • Phone: 707-552-1000
Little Imaginarium
  • Phone: 707-644-4831
Marin St. Smog
  • Phone: 707-644-8378
  • Phone: 510-223-3692
MM Evaluation Clinic
  • Phone: 707-315-9058
Modern Warrior Arts Academy
  • Phone: 707-656-5239
  • Phone: 707-558-8815
Morton Russo Law
  • Phone: 707-644-4004
Mustico’s Tailoring
  • Phone: 707-644-6707
My Homestyle Café
  • Phone: 707-552-9090
New Way Era LLC
  • Phone: 707-653-6381
Opus in Oils
  • Phone: (707) 656-3150
P's Cuts
  • Phone: 707-648-7288
Pacific Rim Gallery
  • Phone: (707)647-3314
Pieced on Earth
  • Phone: 707-644-6768
  • Phone: 707-648-2787
Red'z Beauty
  • Phone: 707-249-2624
Regal Ballroom
  • Phone: 707-552-7177
ReLeaf Collective
  • Phone: 707-980-7868
San Pablo Lodge
  • Phone: 707-642-1391
School of Chinese Martial Arts
  • Phone: 707-643-2205
Shelby’s Style for You
  • Phone: 707-652-5449
Simply the Best
  • Phone: (707) 649-2378
Snap U Clear
  • Phone: 707-552-9603
Sonoma Auto Electic
  • Phone: 707-648-1277
Stephanie’s Boutique
  • Phone: 707 704 3834
  • Phone: 707-556-3220
Sylvia Fashion
  • Phone: 707-647-1136
T & T Hair Studio
  • Phone: 707-643-6703
The Unconventional Garden
  • Phone: (707) 642-1255
The W.O.R.K.S
  • Phone: 707-551-3400
Thelma’s African Connection
  • Phone: 707-649-8667
Tommy Nails
  • Phone: 707-649-0359
Tortilleria Pinto
  • Phone: (707) 642-7486
Townhouse Cocktail Lounge
  • Phone: 707-553-9109
Tucker Tire
  • Phone: 707-642-7125
USA World Classics Event Center
  • Phone: 707-644-5551
Vallejo Antiques
  • Phone: 707-645-1295
Vallejo Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 707-644-5551
Vallejo Fun Center
  • Phone: 707-515-0804
Vallejo Main Street
  • Phone: 707-655-6246
Vallejo Symphony
  • Phone: 707-643-4441
Vallejo Yoga
  • Phone: 707-590-0669
Victory Stores
  • Phone: 707-642-0467
W.I.T. Academy
  • Phone: 707-515-0876
Wiggins Knipp Funeral Home
  • Phone: 707-642-4459
William Sievert Gallery
  • Phone: 702 704 3422
Ye Olde Briar Shoppe
  • Phone: 707-642-2324
Yesteryear’s Marketplace
  • Phone: 707-557-4671

NEW HOURS SATURDAY MARKET, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm The market has been extended from 1 pm to 2 pm.  Year-round

Location: Georgia  Between Sonoma and Sacramento Street

NEW: WEDNESDAY MARKET,  3:00 pm to 7 p.m., August and September

Location: JFK Plaza, Georgia and Santa Clara Street. This 8-week pilot market will run through August and September. Sponsored by Vallejo Main Street.

In addition to providing a wonderful source for healthy food choices, both markets are seeking hand-crafted items from art and craft vendors. For information on how to become a vendor, please contact John Silveira at (925) 825-9090.



 The Vallejo Certified Farmers’ Market

The Vallejo Certified Farmers’ Market is a proud member of the Vallejo community and a supporter of the Vallejo Main Street Partnership through the market’s sponsor, Central Core Restoration Corporation.

The farmers’ market offers the freshest and best locally-grown fruits and vegetables, direct from the fields and orchards of California’s family farms.fm2[1]

The Saturday market is open year-round, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the season’s freshest fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts along with freshly caught seafood and fresh-cut flowers!

Gifts from the Farmers’ Market

‘Tis the season for giving, and there’s no better place to find interesting and tasty gifts than your local farmers’ market. Use your imagination and put together a selection of fresh local products that are sure to please the special people on your gift list, from gourmet cooks, to gardeners, to overworked moms and dads.Email newsletter distributed on December 1, 2012 – Read More..

Proud Member of the Pacific Coast Farmer’s Market Association (PCFMA):

The mission of the PCFMA is to establish and operate community-supported certified farmers’ markets and other direct marketing outlets that provide: viable economic opportunities for California farmers and food producers, local access to farm fresh products, support for local businesses and community organizations, and education concerning food, nutrition and the sustainability of California agriculture.

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