Friday, September 12, 2003

DA will again seek death for Teitgen : "One day after a mistrial was declared in the murder trial of an accused cop killer, Solano County's District Attorney announced his office would still be pursuing a death penalty.
"The prosecution of this police officer under the circumstances in this particular case warrants the penalty of death,' District Attorney David Paulson said Thursday." Fairfield Daily Republic

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Vallejo gets development boost: "The city of Vallejo says its waterfront restoration and development plans have received an assist with the enactment of a state law that allows resolution of state tidelands claims. " East Bay Business Times

Gas prices stay high amid new problems: "In the Vallejo-Fairfield area, the AAA reported prices at $2.145, down a penny in 24 hours, but still 31 cents higher than last month and 53.3 cents higher than last year. " East Bay Business Times

What Is The Bay Area's Meanest Commute?: "According to a new study, the region's meanest motorists can be found on the Nimitz Freeway (Interstate Highway 880), the Oakland-to-Vallejo portion of Interstate Highway 80, U.S. Highway 101 from San Francisco to San Jose, the MacArthur Freeway (Interstate Highway 580) and state Highway 17 between San Jose and Santa Cruz. " Fox Reno

EPA Switch Allows Sale of PCB-Tainted Sites: "The Bush administration has quietly allowed the sale of properties contaminated with PCBs, reversing a 25-year-old policy aimed at protecting people from exposure to the highly toxic chemicals.
An Aug. 14 memo from the EPA's general counsel about the policy change cites the transfer of the former Navy facility on Mare Island in Northern California to the city of Vallejo as an example of PCB contamination hindering the redevelopment of valuable land.
But that property was transferred in March, before the cleanup. EPA's old policy allowed the sale of a property if EPA had first approved a cleanup plan. State and EPA officials approved the cleanup plan for Mare Island last year, according to EPA officials in California.

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Monday, September 08, 2003

New Medical School Could Ease Physician Shortage: "A new medical school in downtown Las Vegas could attract some much-needed physicians to the area. The new osteopathic school of medicine still needs final accreditation, but school officials say they hope to begin enrolling 75 students next September.
The new college will be a branch campus of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California. The four-year medical school program will eventually be expanded to include programs in nursing, physical therapy and physician's assistant training." KVBC TV News, Las Vegas

2 people die in 3-car crash: "A 43-year-old woman and 12-year-old boy, Vallejo residents who were not wearing their seat belts, died after the 2003 Nissan they were riding in crossed into oncoming traffic at 12:45 a.m. Saturday. The Nissan collided with a 1995 Chevrolet driven by a 22-year-old Stockton woman, a California Highway Patrol officer reported. She was taken to an undisclosed hospital with major injuries." Tahoe Daily Tribune

Vallejo sets sights on Suisun Creek water: "Vallejo is moving ahead with plans to once again steer Suisun Creek water stored in Lake Curry to its homes and businesses.
Suisun Creek is a riparian swathe that winds through Suisun Valley farmland past Fairfield and into Suisun Marsh. It is about 10 miles from Vallejo - a mere hop, skip and jump in the water world." Fairfield Daily Republic

Vallejo firm gets library contract: "Construction of a new joint community/high school library in Winters has been awarded to the Vallejo-based Paul Roberts Partners its contract to develop the facility
'Paul Roberts and his partner, Scott Fleming, both showed extensive experience with libraries, public projects and educational facilities,' said Mary Stephens, Yolo County's Librarian. 'We were very lucky to find a firm with this combined experience.'" Woodland Daily Democrat

Vallejo lands a deal on fire boat
: "In April, the LAFD replaced three of its existing fireboats. Vallejo fire officials went to Los Angeles this year to check out the craft and found a well-maintained boat with more than $200,000 in engine replacement and repairs during the past two years, city officials said." Fairfield Daily Republic