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.…