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.…

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.…