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.…