Thursday, September 18, 2003

Woman Kidnapped From Solano College Lot: "Police said a witness called authorities about 8:45 p.m. to say that she had seen two men push a woman into the back of a car in parking lot No. 5 at Solano College. The car then sped away on Suisun Valley Road.
The woman was later found in Richmond, where she told police she was forced into her own car and driven to Richmond, where she was then forced out of the car. She also said the kidnappers stole her money. Solano College is now on a heightened alert." KCRA 3 News Sacramento

Whites no longer majority in region: "According to the census estimates, Solano County has the biggest percentage of blacks -- 16 percent -- in the Bay Area, followed by Alameda County, with 15 percent. San Francisco, long a destination for immigrants, continues to have the largest proportion of Asians -- 34 percent. Agricultural Santa Cruz County, meanwhile, has the highest share of Latinos -- 28 percent." San Jose Mercury News

SCC administrators urge caution after kidnapping: "A kidnapping at SCC Tuesday evening left administrators urging students to focus on campus safety and take preventative measures when leaving classes.
Shortly before 9 p.m., two men kidnapped a SCC student as she walked to her vehicle. They sped off in her green Ford Contour and then dropped her off on a desolated road hours later in Richmond, officials said." Daily Republic

Despite Ruling, Punch-Card Voting Continues: "Dennis McGeary was casting his absentee ballot in Solano County, which is one of the six in California still using the Votomatic punch card machine that was ruled not acceptable for the recall election by a three-judge panel Monday. It took McGeary 15 minutes to vote. Not because of the machine. He couldn't find his candidate." KPIX 5 News

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Top Philippine rock band Rivermaya Heads Off to America: Will play in Vallejo this Friday
Award-winning rock band Rivermaya flies off to America this September 2003 with its much-awaited “Tuloy Ang Ligaya” U.S. Tour, produced by NOSAJ Entertainment.

Fresh from their win at MTV Pilipinas 2003 Music Video Awards as “Favorite Group”, Rivermaya will perform some of their biggest hits from their award-winning albums from multi-platinum favorites “Umaaraw, Umuulan” and “Wag Na Init Ulo Baby” to chart-topping songs “Alab Ng Puso”, “Rodeo”, “Nerbyoso”, and “Awit Ng Kabataan”.

Friday Sept 19 -
The Banquet
Sonoma & Redwood, VALLEJO, CA
Ticket & Info: 408.509.5816

Links: Rivermaya.net Philmusic.com

Also playing in Chicago, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York

Source: Philmusic.com

Vallejo Cam:
The camera now shows the new suspension bridge being built across the Carquinez Strait. Online since 1997, hosted by Words and Graphics.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Mare Island To Medusa

Saturday, November 8, 2003
Come for the Race, Head for the Hills, & Stay for the Party

Monday, September 15, 2003

Armed robbery suspect arrested: "One man, Narcisco Santiago Decastro, 28, of Vallejo, matched the description of one of five suspects in an armed robbery Thursday evening of two Chicago businessmen at a hotel parking lot on Gateway Blvd., also in South San Francisco." San Mateo Daily Journal

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Lennar scores island leases: "Lennar Mare Island can count success in tangible numbers. When the base closed in 1996, the number of businesses plummeted to zero and thousands of jobs were lost. Today, 70 businesses call Mare Island home, including the Japanese train-building firm, Kinkisharyro Co. Ltd., and Touro University, a medical school; and 3 million square feet of commercial space has been taken. About 800 employees drive over the Mare Island Strait causeway on work days." MSNBC