KQED discovers Vallejo’s Art Scene

It started as a day trip and ended with searches on Zillow. We — visual arts editor Sarah Hotchkiss and KQED Arts contributor Lakshmi Sarah — had lofty goals for our sojourn to Vallejo. We would take in the local flavor, visit arts organizations, meet artists, tour some studios, eat lunch and be back on the road by 3pm. We had no idea what we were getting into.

Capital City Pharmacy Brings New Retail Service to Downtown

Arthur Metu, RPh, opened the doors of Capital City Pharmacy at 339 Georgia Street on January 6, 2016. With a twenty year history working as a pharmacist in the Vallejo area, his original plan was to locate in the north east of downtown. Yet, as he began looking at sites, Metu become enamored with the downtown’s historic architecture. He named his business Capital City Pharmacy as a tribute to Vallejo’s proud history as California’s state capital for brief periods in 1852 and 1853.…

Reconnecting – Vallejo Police Department

The Vallejo Police Department is proud to announce the release of a new short length video which reflects upon contemporary policing and community relationships.

The police department worked with Dolphin Graphics Inc. to create this documentary style video which is just over 8 minutes in length. For several months, crews from Dolphin Graphics visited many local events, venues and community gatherings to document, record and capture various video footages and to interview local residents.…

New Business in Vallejo

Vallejo’s Boutique Classique — retro fashion for the modern woman

There’s a lot that’s unusual about the personal and professional partnership between Beth “Serenity” Holzman and her husband, Joel Lawrence Holzman — and the fact that they think they must have known each other in a previous life is only part of it.

The married couple’s latest venture — Boutique Classique, a Modern Vintage Clothing Store at 1711 Sonoma Boulevard, near Georgia Street — opened for business Aug.…