Friday, July 04, 2003

Whaleboat Racers Get In Sync:

"Also new this year; three whaleboat crews are traveling to New Bedford from the Straits of Mare Island Rowing Association in California to compete in the whaleboat races.
Two women's crews and one men's crew, who are accustomed to rowing in 8-oared lifeboats, will try their hand at rowing the Beetle whaleboats.
They will arrive in town a few days before the race and will receive intense training in the whaleboats. These crews are the first out-of-state crews to enter the traditional New Bedford race, and the first who are not specifically trained in Beetle whaleboat rowing. At home, the Straits of Mare Island Association usually holds their regattas as fundraisers for local charities. "

The Standard Times
South Coast Today

Fairgrounds renovation deal closer to reality:

"After negotiations that spanned several weeks, representatives from Vallejo, the county's Board of Supervisors and the Solano County Fair Association crafted an agreement through which Vallejo would release a deed restriction on the 152-acre fairgrounds property, located at the intersection of Interstate 80 and State Highway 37."

Fairfield Daily Republic

Thursday, July 03, 2003

Space aliens? In Solano? / The mystic set comes 'round to see crop circles, feel the healing energy:

"Dozens of people walked up and down the wheat field, snapping pictures, lying in the crushed stalks, taking measurements, dancing, breathing deeply, humming and waving their arms to the heavens. Some snatched up handfuls of the crushed wheat and said they would take them home and either eat them, plant them in their gardens or sprinkle them on their ailing body parts. "

San Francisco Chronicle

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Sex Offender Lookup

ZIP code 94590 in Vallejo had the second highest with 235 registered offenders.


Fourth of July roundup

SIX FLAGS MARINE WORLD -- Independence Day Fireworks Show can be viewed July 3-5, 9:15 p.m. Park hours 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Contact for admission prices. 2001 Marine World Parkway, Vallejo. 707-644-4000,

VALLEJO -- The Fourth of July Parade begins at 10 a.m. on the corner of Tennessee and Broadway. A festival immediately follows the parade from noon-4 p.m. with arts and crafts, food vendors, and more. The Vallejo Symphony plays at 1 p.m. Foot of Tennessee, Vallejo. 707-644-5551.

Contra Costa Times

Monday, June 30, 2003

Cities ponder new joint power venture

City councils in Oakland, Richmond, Emeryville, Martinez and Vallejo are considering whether to sign on for the study - at $24,500 each - which would assess the economic benefit of buying power directly from generators rather than through Pacific Gas & Electric Co.


Long-closed store may be entree to capital for Filipino market chain

Owners of a fast-growing chain of Filipino supermarkets are looking to open their first Sacramento outlet. The likely location: the long-shuttered Target store at Mack Road and Highway 99.
Officials with Seafood City aren't saying anything yet about their plans. But a spokesman confirms the Los Angeles-area company is looking at the Sacramento market. The company also is opening a store -- as part of a cluster of Filipino businesses -- later this year in Vallejo.

Sacramento Bee

Vic Bottari Elected to BASHOF's Legends Wing

Former Cal football star added to Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame wing.

Bottari, who passed away earlier this year at age 86, was one of the most decorated football players in Cal history. The Vallejo native suffered only one defeat during his entire collegiate career, earning consensus All-America selection in 1938.


Supes gear up for tough county budget choices

The proposed $682 million 2003-2004 budget submitted to the Board of Supervisors earlier this month included a variety of program reductions while forcing most departments to get by on about the same funding they got last year. It also proposed laying off 83 filled positions in the county's Health and Social Services and Child Support Services departments, Solano's first proposed layoffs in a decade.

Fairfield Daily Republic