Sponsorship Opportunities!

CCRC Announces Sponsorship Opportunities for 2017- 2018.

Applications can be downloaded here: Sponsorship Policy and Application 2017-2018. They can be returned via email or dropped at our office located at 301 Georgia Street, Suite 290 on or before August 4, 2017. 

In your proposal please clearly state the nature, date and location of your event or activities, the type of support you are seeking, and the benefit to the Downtown district. Our funding is limited to events that provide significant benefits to Downtown commerce. Events that take place outside of the Downtown are ordinarily not eligible for CCRC funding.

Please note that CCRC’s funds for assisting other organizations and events are very limited, and we usually receive more requests than we can honor. However, we look forward to receiving your application and working together with the mutual goal of improving our downtown!

For more information contact the CCRC office at at , or call 707.557.6762. Thank you!

13 Reasons Why Returns to Vallejo for more filming

Early in The first episode of “13 Reasons Why,” high school student Clay Jensen retreats to a shoreline bluff to listen in solitude to a mysterious cassette tape left behind by his dead classmate, Hannah Baker. The TV series never identifies the spot, but many Bay Area residents will instantly recognize it as the hill above Eckley Pier in Crockett, overlooking the Carquinez Strait and the Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge.…

Legal issues cause Vallejo staff to pull appeal

La Clinica de la Raza, Inc., is seeking to open a newer, bigger downtown clinic at 415-417 Georgia St. JOHN GLIDDEN — TIMES-HERALD file

POSTED: 06/20/17, 6:44 PM PDT
Planning commissioners and audience members were left with questions Monday night after city staff requested the commission delay a public hearing regarding the relocation of a clinic in downtown Vallejo.

The commission was set to hear an appeal from the Central Core Restoration Corporation (CCRC), which objected to City Hall’s approval of an application from La Clinica de la Raza, Inc., to establish a large clinic at 415 and 417 Georgia St.…

Citizens voice need for downtown post office

01/12/17 By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen, Vallejo Times-Herald

If the United States Postal Service is as responsive to public opinion as representatives say they are, the temporary post office at 629 Marin Street in downtown Vallejo will become a permanent location, likely within six months.

Anyone with an opinion on the matter is urged to put it in writing and mail it to Dean Cameron, the postal service real estate specialist who ran a meeting Wednesday on the issue at the new Valle Vista and Couch streets Vallejo Main Post Office.…

A boutique of another, more masculine color

12/21/2016 by RACHEL RASKIN-ZRIHEN — TIMES-HERALD

Christina McPherson of Vallejo said she thought it really made no sense that there aren’t boutiques for men, especially considering most of the ones she knows are at least as finicky about their wardrobe as women are. So, she opened one.

The result is Chrissy Mac’s Place at 1718 Sonoma Boulevard, which opened Nov. 11.

It’s not called a boutique, though, because that might sound too feminine, she said.…

SOMA sculpture arrives in Vallejo

Two blocks of Georgia Street — known as commercial and activity dead-zones — should benefit from a new Vallejo resident who is expected to bring more people downtown.

Her name is SOMA.

A crew of volunteers, more akin to a bee hive, have been working over the past week to install the 28-foot tall sculpture near the John F. Kennedy Library in Unity Plaza.

Work on huge Vallejo-celebrating mural begins downtown

By Rachel-Raskin-Zrihen, Vallejo Times-Herald 10/25/16

Andre Jones of Richmond preps a wall on the end of 301 Georgia Street where he will be painting a large mural of Vallejo. Jones won a contest to receive Participatory Budget money to create the piece of art.Chris Riley ‑ Times-Herald 

Andre Jones says he hopes to have his “feel-good” giant Vallejo mural finished before the holidays, assuming the weather cooperates.

Local woman hopes to open healthy food restaurant downtown

By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen, Vallejo Times-Herald   6/15/16

Vallejo native Tirzah Love is all about helping people eat healthy and enjoy it.

The Benicia resident is already a popular caterer with a growing clientele and now she’s trying to open an eatery in downtown Vallejo. She’ll call it Tirzah’s Kitchen, she said.

The deli inside 301 Georgia St. had to close when the operator was diagnosed with cancer, building owner Jim Barcewski said.…

Vallejo Police Department receives substantial state grant

By Matthew Adkins, Vallejo Times Herald | 06/15/16, 5:19 PM PDT

Police say the streets of Vallejo are about to get safer thanks to a nearly half a million dollar grant.

In a recent round of grant approvals awarded by the California Board of State and Community Corrections, the Vallejo Police Department finished second in the process out of every police department in the state and received $447,589 to help strengthen law enforcement operations and community relations, according to a police news release.…

Netflix TV series starts filming in Vallejo

By Richard Freedman, Vallejo Times-Herald 06/07/16

Carina Barlow is an old pro at this “extras” game. Colleen Burckin is a first-timer.

Both, though, were thrilled that Paramount TV brought the Selena Gomez-produced “13 Reasons Why” to downtown Vallejo this week.

Around 50 extras were hired for Tuesday’s first day of filming the 13-episode Netflix series documenting the true story of teenage girl who commits suicide, but before doing it she records her suicide note on cassette tapes, and then sends the tapes to 13 people who she deemed responsible for her death.…

Large sculpture may come to Vallejo soon

By John Glidden, Vallejo Times-Herald | Photo by Meike Gugel

A large art piece currently installed at the San Francisco waterfront may soon make its way to the city of Vallejo.

The Vallejo City Council unanimously approved a motion Tuesday night to direct city staff to begin negotiations with a local artist about installing her SOMA sculpture in Vallejo.…

New Netflix series to star at least one downtown Vallejo building

By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen, Vallejo Times-Herald

An iconic Virginia Street building is about to play the coffee shop in a new Netflix series that will prominently feature the downtown Vallejo structure, its owner said.

Local business and building owner Buck Kamphausen said a contract is already signed and arrangement details are being worked out with Paramount Pictures for the use of City Lights — the Virginia Street building that once housed the city’s power company.…

Farewell to Craig Whittom

Current and former City staff, elected officials, residents, friends and family gathered for a luncheon on May 12 to celebrate the career of retiring Assistant City Manager Craig Whittom. He began his career in 1987 as an economic development analyst. Whittom worked for the City of Vallejo for 27 years, and will be fondly remembered as a public servant that defined professionalism, ethics and dedication.…

Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” Filming in Downtown Vallejo

The Selena Gomez Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” began filming in Vallejo in June 2016. Paramount Television has created a coffee shop in a building on Virginia Street, a movie theater and pharmacy in buildings on Georgia Street, and a mural in Indian Alley in downtown Vallejo. They are also filming the interior of a restaurant on Tennessee Street and an apartment building on Sutter Street.…

New Vallejo business network program launched

By Irma Widjojo, Vallejo Times-Herald, 03/25/16

A new program is set to launch in Vallejo to create a closer network among business owners and managers in the city.

Business Watch is the brainchild of the Vallejo Police Department Community Services Section unit.

“The concept is very similar to a neighborhood watch group,” Lt. Kenny Park said. “Business owners and managers in an area can all come together and pinpoint the issues that affect them and come with solutions.…

Green Hive Opens Downtown

A new business has arrived in downtown Vallejo!  Located at 425 Virginia Street, Suite B, Green Hive is an office co-sharing space for sustainability-focused businesses, and promotes collaboration among businesses and organizations. Marisela Barbosa, founder and creator of Green Hives, says, “Green Hive connects the ‘solopreneur’ to the vibrant business community resulting in an opportunity to work easier, connect, learn, and grow, while leveraging each other’s ideas and sharing collective activities and services.”  Among the many attendees of Green Hive’s grand opening and ribbon cutting on February 10 were Vice Mayor Rozzana Verder-Aliga, Councilmember Pippin Dew-Costa and Senior Community Development Analyst Annette Taylor.…

KQED discovers Vallejo’s Art Scene

It started as a day trip and ended with searches on Zillow. We — visual arts editor Sarah Hotchkiss and KQED Arts contributor Lakshmi Sarah — had lofty goals for our sojourn to Vallejo. We would take in the local flavor, visit arts organizations, meet artists, tour some studios, eat lunch and be back on the road by 3pm. We had no idea what we were getting into.

Capital City Pharmacy Brings New Retail Service to Downtown

Arthur Metu, RPh, opened the doors of Capital City Pharmacy at 339 Georgia Street on January 6, 2016. With a twenty year history working as a pharmacist in the Vallejo area, his original plan was to locate in the north east of downtown. Yet, as he began looking at sites, Metu become enamored with the downtown’s historic architecture. He named his business Capital City Pharmacy as a tribute to Vallejo’s proud history as California’s state capital for brief periods in 1852 and 1853.…

Reconnecting – Vallejo Police Department

The Vallejo Police Department is proud to announce the release of a new short length video which reflects upon contemporary policing and community relationships.

The police department worked with Dolphin Graphics Inc. to create this documentary style video which is just over 8 minutes in length. For several months, crews from Dolphin Graphics visited many local events, venues and community gatherings to document, record and capture various video footages and to interview local residents.…

New Business in Vallejo

Vallejo’s Boutique Classique — retro fashion for the modern woman

There’s a lot that’s unusual about the personal and professional partnership between Beth “Serenity” Holzman and her husband, Joel Lawrence Holzman — and the fact that they think they must have known each other in a previous life is only part of it.

The married couple’s latest venture — Boutique Classique, a Modern Vintage Clothing Store at 1711 Sonoma Boulevard, near Georgia Street — opened for business Aug.…