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New mid-week trial for Vallejo farmers market making waves

By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen


Colorful vending booths lined Vallejo’s Unity Plaza on the northwest corner of Santa Clara and Georgia streets Wednesday, while music and delicious aromas filled the air for the launch of downtown’s mid-week farmers market.

There was roasted corn and potatoes, baked goods, local artists and, just about everything from fruits to nuts to a wide range of farm-fresh veggies, available to buy.

One could pick up some fresh flowers on the way home from work, along with some Meyers BBQ and Kettle corn. The Empress Theatre also had a booth, passing out information about upcoming events at that Virginia Street venue.

The Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association also had an informational booth. The association’s officials decided that Vallejo’s ongoing Saturday Farmers Market has gained so much popularity in recent months that it made sense to try a mid-week market for those who can’t make it on Saturday.

But, this is a trial, and will only be brought back if association officials find it viable.

The artist Hub co-founder Sean Murdock said that as a longtime vendor, it’s all about revenue, and Wednesday’s kickoff event looked promising to him.

“Everyone I see has bags in their hands, so the vendors are making money and that’s a good sign,” he said.

Paula McConnell helped jump-start the event, which is a trial run each Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 24.

Vallejo general plan update moves forward

City Council approves guiding principles that will shape document

By Tony Burchyns

tburchyns@timesheraldonline.com @tonyburchyns on Twitter

Posted:   07/09/2014 05:23:22 PM PDT

The Vallejo City Council has approved a list of guiding principles meant to shape the next general plan, the city’s most important planning document.

The 19 guiding principles unanimously approved Tuesday night reflect economic, environmental and public health and safety goals intended to define the kind of community Vallejoans want and lay out the framework for the plan’s more specific goals, policies and actions.

“The purpose of the guiding principles is to provide a foundation for the policies that are to come,” Vallejo Planning Manager Andrea Ouse told the council. “These principles are meant to be a seed to inform more specific community values.”

For example, one guiding principle states, “Vallejo is a safe place for everyone. Residents and businesses in every neighborhood collaborate with each other and with responsive law enforcement to promote personal safety.”

Others focussed on Vallejo’s sense of place, including its iconic waterfront and downtown.

The principles were divided into four categories: Community and people; nature and the built environment; economy, education and training; and mobility, transportation and connectivity. Each category could become a chapter of the plan, containing more specific goals, policies and actions.

The list was developed through a series of public workshops. The city’s general plan working group, which consists of 15 citizens appointed by the council and various  city commissions, reviewed the list in April.

Over the next year, city consultants will develop specific draft goals, policies and actions that will be vetted by the working group, reviewed by public and presented to the council for adoption.

The city’s general plan was adopted in 1982 and  last amended  in 1999.

Contact Tony Burchyns at 707-553-6831.

Waterfront Weekend puts spotlight on Vallejo

Regatta, footrace, art top Oct. 4-5 festivities

By Richard Freedman

rfreedman@timesheraldonline.com @RichFreedmanVTH on Twitter

Posted:   06/27/2014 10:53:01 PM PDT0 Comments

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Bay Terrace Mira Community Cultural Center board member… (MIKE JORY — VALLEJO TIMES-HERALD)
    The Bay Terrace Mira Community Cultural Center is going to the birds. And, while the birds don’t mind, humans aren’t thrilled. Especially ones that have dodged buckets of water when it actually does rain. Or witnessed warped walls. Or mold. Or smells.

Yes, the roof is bad.

“A catastrophe,” said theater manager Tina Arriola.

As much work — and cash  — as it would take to repair, it’s been equally challenging to get various city, nonprofit and other organizations in town to cooperate on any project.

So, led by Jon Riley who, as a labor leader, has seen what dissension can do, the Vallejo Waterfront Weekend returns after a long hiatus in a two-day blast Oct. 4-5 with all proceeds going to Mira.

The Whaleboat Regatta is back. And yacht club’s chili cook-off. And Boys in the Hood car club. There’s also a 5K and 10K run, an art walk, celebrity dunk tank, and appearance by a stellar Beatles tribute band.

Three venues — the waterfront, downtown, and Mare Island — plus at least 10 organizations are involved in the production.

“We’re trying to rebuild the image of Vallejo,” said Riley. “If we show what we can accomplish when we work together, it will shine us in a better light.”

The ultimate goal, Riley said, “was to bring people together who normally wouldn’t work together and we have accomplished that.”

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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

5 Rics
  • Phone: 707-642-6569
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
Bay Respite Care
  • Phone: (707)644-4491
Bert Vega Law Offices
  • Phone: 707-558-9375
Burstein Attorney at Law
  • Phone: 707-643-8405
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
Design by David
  • Phone: 707-319-0626
Dong’s Muffler Shop
  • Phone: 707-557-9020
Dots in Common
  • Phone: (707) 334-0072
Downtown Mini Mart
  • Phone: 707-557-6278
Dunphy’s Tavern
  • Phone: 707-648-9022
Dynasty Nail
  • Phone: 707-552-7796
El Nopal
  • Phone: 707-557-0456
Elegant Event Enterprises
  • Phone: 707-655-1292
Empress Theater
  • Phone: 707-552-2400
Exit Realty
  • Phone: 707-644-7653
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
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
Johnson Deluxe Shoe Service
  • Phone: 707-642-6780
Koham Press
  • Phone: 510.472.4732
  • Phone: 707-554-1696
  • Phone: 707-648-1951
Law Offices of Scot D. Shoemaker
  • Phone: 707-552-1000
Marin St. Smog
  • Phone: 707-644-8378
  • Phone: 510-223-3692
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
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
Primavera Boutique
  • Phone: 707-644-1991
  • Phone: 707-648-2787
  • 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
Snap U Clear
  • Phone: 707-552-9603
Sonoma Auto Electic
  • Phone: 707-648-1277
Stephanie’s Boutique
  • Phone: 707 704 3834
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 Yoga
  • Phone: 707-590-0669
Victory Stores
  • Phone: 707-642-0467
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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