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.…