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  • Does Race Matter in America’s Most Diverse ZIP Codes?

    11/26/2017 3:31:43 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/24/2017 | JOHN ELIGON
    VALLEJO, Calif. — Beyond the burgers and fries coming from the kitchen and the oldies blaring from the radio, the scene playing out daily at the Original Red Onion might appear unfamiliar to much of the country. The restaurant’s married owners — Marissa Johnson, a Filipino-American, and Darryl Johnson, an African-American — work alongside Jahira Fragozo, who is of Miskito and Yaqui Indian descent. Ms. Johnson bonds with a customer, Hillory Robinson, who is black, over the challenges of motivating their children in the winter. “They need something to do,” Ms. Robinson says. Ms. Johnson gushes a short time later...
  • Two (HISPANIC) men arrested in deadly stabbing of San Jose little league coach

    03/01/2017 7:12:14 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 11 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | March 1, 2017 | Emily Kirschenheuter
    Police have made arrests in the deadly stabbing of a little league coach in San Jose. Robert Ruiz, 32, and Aaron Vallejo, 24, both of San Jose, were arrested Sunday in connection with the death of Frank Navarro, according to police. Around 12:06 a.m. officers responded to reports of a stabbing in the area of 83 S. 2nd Street near a bar called Tres Gringos Cabo Cantina, where the victim worked. Navarro was found suffering from a stab wound. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office sealed the statement of facts on the case, and Deputy District Attorney Lance Daugherty...
  • Assassination attempt on Vallejo cops linked to boy’s shooting

    10/17/2016 3:58:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2016 | Evan Sernoffsky and Chris Preovolos
    A 41-year-old North Bay man with a felony criminal record attempted to assassinate two Vallejo police officers on a coffee break Sunday night, but his modified assault rifle jammed, police officials said Monday. The officers ultimately chased Adam Powell, who was wearing body armor, out of the Starbucks on Lincoln Road and shot him three time as he continued to fiddle the weapon — shutting down what police said could have been a bloodbath.
  • Vallejo officer-involved shooting: Police say suspect pointed assault-style weapon

    10/17/2016 7:09:54 AM PDT · by Califreak · 45 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10/17/16 | Unknown
    Vallejo Police officers at the scene of a shooting in Vallejo, Calif. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Police said two officers were inside a Starbucks coffee shop on Lincoln Road West when a man with an "assault style weapon" opened the Vallejo police shot a suspect who pointed an assault-style weapon at officers at a Starbucks on Sunday night, according to the Vallejo Police Department. Police say the incident started at a Starbucks near Lincoln Road and Pine Street in Vallejo at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday night. Police said a male suspect opened the door of the Starbucks and pointed...
  • Police say Vallejo woman kidnapped for ransom; suspects arrested

    07/10/2016 8:54:15 AM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    Vallejo Times Herald ^ | 07/09/2016 | Matthew Adkins
    Four suspects were arrested Friday night and Saturday morning in connection with kidnapping a woman and holding her for ransom. The Vallejo Police Department was contacted July 1 by John Babb, 36, of San Francisco, who reported his mother, Elvira Babb, 57, of Vallejo, was kidnapped, explained Lt. Jeff Bassett. Babb said he received a text June 30 from an unknown number, advising they had his mother and demanding cash. Police say the caller also threatened to kill Elvira if Babb contacted the police or did not produce the money.
  • Desperate search continues for kidnapped California girl

    05/28/2016 6:35:04 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Carter Evans
    Dozens of people fanned out Saturday to continue looking for a 15-year-old California girl who was abducted by a 19-year-old man, later shot dead by police. Search teams are focusing on an area near the Northern California town of Jenner. It's about 65 miles from where a witness saw Pearl Pinson abducted at gunpoint from a pedestrian bridge near her home in the Bay Area community of Vallejo on Wednesday morning. "She was forced into that car," Rose Pinson said through tears Friday, desperate to find her younger sister.
  • Vallejo named fourth in list of most dangerous California cities

    05/18/2016 2:34:09 PM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    Vallejo Times Herald ^ | 05/17/2016 | Matthew Adkins
    A study newly released by the California-based law offices of Graham Donath lists Vallejo as the fourth most dangerous city in the state. The list was determined after comparing a number of factors, including 2014 crime rates, investment in police presence, community risk factors and geopolitical issues. Coming in ahead of Vallejo was Modesto, which was ranked third most dangerous. Stockton took second place and San Bernadino took the uncoveted honors of first place. Oakland was ranked the sixth most dangerous city in the study despite having the largest amount of violent crimes. For every 100,000 residents, 1685 violent crimes...
  • Off-duty Richmond police officer killed in Vallejo

    02/12/2016 8:25:39 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 17 replies
    Vallejo Times-Herald ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Irma Widjojo and John Glidden
    A Vallejo man, Richmond police officer and active community member was fatally shot at his home in the Glen Cove neighborhood early Thursday. Vallejo police said Augustine “Gus” Vegas, 58, was killed after being shot multiple times inside the house. Vegas was a 15-year veteran with the Richmond Police Department, and last served in the regulatory unit. The suspect, identified as Robert Vega, 30, of Fairfield, has been taken into custody and is the father of Vegas’ 6-year-old grandson. The shooting was reported by a family member at 4:39 a.m. in the unit block of Narragansett Court at the victim’s...
  • Man suspected in Vallejo kidnapping once dismissed as hoax

    07/14/2015 10:32:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 07/14/2015 | Evan Sernoffsky, Kale Williams, and Steve Rubenstein
    Police called it a hoax, while the victims said it was a traumatic ordeal — and on Monday, federal agents said the bizarre springtime kidnapping-for-ransom of Denise Huskins was indeed for real. Harvard Law School graduate and embattled attorney Matthew Muller, 38, of Sacramento County is suspected of the home invasion, kidnapping and sexual attack on the 29-year-old Vallejo woman, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Monday. The case, as unusual as it is sensational, captured national attention as details of the saga — which included the kidnapping, a drugging of the boyfriend, and a paltry $8,500 ransom —...
  • Homosexual Director of Camp Modeled After BoyScouts Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Multiple Boys

    04/22/2014 5:20:40 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 33 replies
    Times-Herald ^ | 4/22/2014
    RICHMOND — The arrest of a middle school teacher on suspicion of child sexual abuse this week has raised questions about the West Contra Costa Unified School District's hiring practices, because the teacher was hired while police were investigating him. Ron Guinto, 32, of Vallejo, was arrested about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Mira Vista Elementary School. The seventh-grade English and science teacher is expected to be charged with 11 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old, two counts of forced oral copulation and one count of assault with intent to commit sodomy,...
  • Detroit Tops 2013 List Of America’s Most Miserable Cities

    02/22/2013 11:26:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/21/2013 @ 2:20PM | Kurt Badenhausen
    Forbes put Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on its cover in 2011 for a story with the optimistic headline: “City of Hope.” The premise was that the city had hit rock bottom and was poised for a turnaround. “Right now, it’s all about survival,” Bing told Forbes. Two years later, Detroit’s problems continue to multiply, sadly. It is still dealing with high levels of violent crime and unemployment. Home prices, already at historic lows, plummeted a further 35% during the past three years to a median of $40,000 as net migration out of the city continued. The latest blow was Tuesday’s...
  • Modest chapel in Vallejo features Tiffany stained glass

    12/03/2012 5:41:19 AM PST · by DFG · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/02/12 | Paul McHugh
    An impressive array of Tiffany stained glass and other religious art elements is showing at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York. To see it, you need to fly to the Big Apple before Jan. 20. Or make it a lot easier on yourself and stay in Northern California, instead driving a short distance to enjoy the astonishing collection of 25 Louis Comfort Tiffany stained- glass windows that illuminate Saint Peter's Chapel on Mare Island.
  • Vallejo man with permitted concealed weapon stops restaurant robbery

    06/25/2012 8:10:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    Vallejo Times-Herald ^ | 6/25/12 | Times-Herald Staff
    A Vallejo man carrying a legal concealed weapon halted a reported robbery in progress at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Subway sandwich restaurant in the 600 block of Lewis Brown Road, Sgt. Jeff Bassett said. Bassett said a suspect entered the restaurant and ordered a sandwich, and when the clerk was finished with it, he brandished a knife and demanded cash. Meanwhile, the man, described as a 25-year-old Vallejoan with a permit for a concealed weapon, drew his gun and confronted the suspect who ran out of the restaurant before he was able to take anything, Bassett said. The suspect...
  • Vallejo Family Demands Answers After Police Officer Kills Dog

    05/17/2012 10:50:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    CBSlocal ^ | 5/17/12
    A Vallejo police officer shot and killed Belle when he felt threatened during a routine house visit on May 16, 2012 VALLEJO (CBS SF) - A Vallejo family demands answers after a police officer shot and killed one of their dogs when he came to their house Wednesday to investigate an identity theft. Officer Chase Calhoun went to the family’s home near the corner of Kentucky and Trinity streets around noon Wednesday to take a statement. According to Vallejo Police, he heard two dogs growl, then saw them charge, as he opened the front gate of the home. Calhoun...
  • Calif. SWAT Tear Gas Rounds Likely Caused House Fire

    04/17/2012 7:34:06 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    FIREHOUSE ^ | 17 April 2012 | Tony Burchyns
    Police tear gas launched into a Vallejo home in February played a role in starting a fire that caused $60,000 in damage and killed two dogs, a fire department report released Monday finds. However, the Feb. 10, two-alarm blaze at 1041 Castlewood Drive was deemed "accidental in nature," according to the 13-page investigation report. The exact cause was undetermined. But it likely involved one of the non-flammable rounds hitting or knocking over flammable household products, the report said. The fire began shortly after police launched 12 tear gas rounds into various parts of the house. Police were trying to ferret...
  • Our Town: A Literary History

    03/20/2012 5:23:51 AM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    Dissent Magazine ^ | 03/02/12 | James Thomas Snyder
    Michael Lewis’s new book, Boomerang, is about the parts of the globe that were downgraded by the credit crisis, and my hometown of Vallejo, California, concludes his world tour like a telegraph from the end of days. From Lewis’s book, I learned that I grew up in what is now the third world. “Which city do you pity most?” Lewis asks two mayoral aides in San Jose, capital of Silicon Valley. “Vallejo!” they laugh. snip Mare Island built the world’s first aircraft carrier deck for $500 and the first cruise-missile submarine for considerably more. It held the record for fastest...
  • After 3 years, Vallejo emerging from bankruptcy

    08/21/2011 9:32:20 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/21/11 | TERRY COLINS, Associated Press
    Vallejo, Calif. (AP) -- City councilwoman Marti Brown was euphoric when she learned this historic Northern California town had received federal court approval for its plan to emerge from bankruptcy. For three years it has had the dubious distinction of being among the nation's largest bankrupt burgs. "The first thing I said was `Yeehaw!,'" Brown said. "It feels good to finally take off these shackles. We finally get to look ahead to the future." Vallejo, the original capital of California, was once a thriving naval center on San Pablo Bay, about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. But in 2008,...
  • Chihuahua Blamed For Halting Neighborhood's Mail

    07/15/2011 5:04:36 PM PDT · by csvset · 47 replies
    ktvu ^ | July 13, 2011 | Claudine Wong
    VALLEJO, Calif. -- Residents in one Vallejo neighborhood started seeing mail arrive again Tuesday, which signaled the end of a several-day service suspension imposed on them after a mailman was spooked by a local Chihuahua. The suspension began last Thursday when Mocha, a 1-and-a-1/2-year-old Chihuahua, ran up to a mailman who walking his route on Vervais Ave. and circled the carrier a few times, according to the dog’s owner. The dog’s owner, who wished to remain anonymous, said the mailman became upset and announced he was putting the neighborhood’s mail delivery on hold. The following day, residents on the 500...
  • (Vanity California) Solano Communist County! Welare Rats Out! Business In!

    03/04/2011 10:10:57 PM PST · by Tea Party Reveler · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03-04-2011 | Tea Party Reveler
    Another Solano Board of Supervisors meeting where the welfare budget gets stuck under the chopping block. Boo frickin' hoo! For years they grew their socialist monster and now it must be cut! Solano Communist County is not happy when I speak! When I show up, they send whole platoons of armed deputies! They know I have evidence of police misconduct in Suisun so they are "scared" and see me as a "threat". What rubbish! Truly a COMMUNIST Government of big spenders and zero results! More videos to come!
  • Bid for WWII ship hits rough waters ( USS Iowa )

    09/05/2010 9:52:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 55 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/5/10 | Jeff Mitchell
    <p>VALLEJO – Since the USS Iowa was commissioned in 1943, the famous battleship that President Franklin D. Roosevelt dubbed "The Big Stick" has seen more than its share of action over the years.</p> <p>Just ask John Wolfinbarger of San Martin.</p>