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.