Saturday, April 12, 2003

Vallejo woman died in crash
A Vallejo woman died after the car she was riding in struck a tree in Mendocino County, authorities said Friday. Pui Ki Hui, 22, was a passenger in a 1994 Saturn when the car swerved off eastbound Highway 128 and hit a redwood tree at about 7 p.m. Thursday, the CHP said.

Press Democrat

Friday, April 11, 2003

Seabees complete bridge and help the Iraqis
Vallejoan quoted on this war report.

Scripps Howard News

Inmate charged in 2 slayings
An Oakland man jailed in a botched robbery of a Berkeley beauty salon has been charged with the rape-slayings of a Vallejo girl and a Fairfield woman whose bodies were found dumped in Napa County and Oakland, authorities said Thursday.

Kevin Sterling Jones, 40, faces two counts of murder and special circumstances of murder during a rape in the 1999 slaying of Jamie Williams, a 22-year-old nurse's aide, and the 2000 killing of Sharonda Parker, 16, a junior at Vallejo High School.

San Francisco Chronicle

Activities on tap for Earth Day
Volunteers can help the Solano Land Trust and the Bay Area Ridge Trail build trails and restore old ones Saturday. The trail work will be done from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lynch Canyon Open Space, between Vallejo and Fairfield. To get there, take I-80 to the American Canyon exit and drive toward Hiddenbrooke. Take an immediate left onto McGary Road, and follow the signs to Lynch Canyon. Bring lunch, water, a hat, gloves, sunscreen, hiking boots and tools.

Contra Costa Times

Thursday, April 10, 2003

Oaklander charged in rape-murders
More than a year later, a man arriving to work in November 2000 at an industrial park near Highway 29 in Napa County found Parker, a junior at Vallejo High School.
Her death shocked Vallejo residents and left many anxious for months afterward.
On Tuesday night, 21/2years after Parker's death, investigators knocked on her family's door in Vallejo, saying there had been a break in the case.

Alameda Times-Star

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Vallejo teens arrested
Napa Valley Register
Three alleged thieves, each toting brand new leather jackets heisted from a Napa Premium Outlets store, got a surprise when they fled from the business. An alert Napa police officer spotted the trio and noticed things didn't look quite right, Napa Police Sgt. John Kostelac said.

Residents in Southwest Vallejo Wake Up to Huge Sinkhole
KXTV 10 News

Because it was a city water pipe that caused all the damage, residents can file claims for their lost property at Vallejo City Hall. Some say they also hope the city will help them find temporary housing.

City crews have been at the scene since early morning digging around the broken pipe. Officials say they may not be able to actually fix the pipe until Wednesday morning.

Latest Poll: Majority of Californians support war
San Jose Mercury News
Encouraged by dramatic battlefield progress and relatively low U.S. casualties, a growing majority of Californians, including those in the Bay Area, say they support the war with Iraq, according to a Field Poll released today.

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Victory for beanie Vallejoan!
High Court Rejects Beanie Babies Trademark Dilution Claim
Dow Jones Newswire
Ty Inc., the maker of Beanie Babies, on Monday lost a bid to the U.S. Supreme Court to block a reseller from using the Web site www.bargainbeanies.com.

In rejecting the case without comment, the high court refused a chance to further define the power of the Federal Trademark Dilution Act, a 1995 law aimed at protecting famous trademarks, or to wade into trademark laws in cyberspace.

War in Iraq: Vallejoan found bloody clothing
Marines look for POWs, find bloody clothing
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Marines entered Baghdad Monday and searched a military prison for prisoners of war. They found what is apparently the bloody clothing of two missing American soldiers.

Staff Sgt. Matthew St. Pierre of Vallejo, Calif., discovered the clothing early this morning as Marines searched the sprawling complex in the south suburbs of Baghdad.

Monday, April 07, 2003

Web Profile: Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
PBS - The West

Sunday, April 06, 2003

Farragut makes his mark in war and peace
Contra Costa Times
His new assignment of developing the Mare Island Navy Yard kept him busy, but there was time for an elegant type of social life for the captain and his lady.