Friday, November 14, 2003

Caltrans to investigate traffic mess: "Caltrans has begun investigating what caused the construction problem that snarled traffic approaching the country's newest suspension bridge for more than seven hours.
Thousands of motorists were stuck in the Tuesday morning gridlock after the contractor reduced Interstate 80 from three lanes to just one, north of the new Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge." Napa Valley Register

Pregnat robber arrested: "A pregnant robbery suspect who, in the past two weeks escaped Richmond police custody and broke both ankles while fleeing Vallejo officers, was finally arraigned in her hospital bed, authorities said.
Tomi Rachelle Davis, who is five months pregnant, underwent surgery at a Vallejo hospital Wednesday and, with both legs in plaster casts, was arraigned on two counts of robbery, a Solano County deputy district attorney said." San Jose Mercury News

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Napa Solano Post: "You will find that this publication will enhance your desire for community information and up to date local news. The Napa-Solano Post will be distributed twice a month. What to expect with this publication. This paper offers insight to the happenings of your city government in and around American Canyon and will not censor information but deliver it objectively and effectely providng the reader with the facts as they are reported. Topics include holiday tips, recipes, mobile home news, apartment living, legal briefs, school news, and local sports."

Carquinez Charter School : "Carquinez Charter School Foundation (CCSF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization formed by a group of local parents working to develop a public Waldorf-methods charter school in the Carquinez Straits area around Benicia, California (Solano County)."

Bank branches open at Safeway: "Pleasanton supermarket chain Safeway Inc. (SWY) started the process of opening 163 branches of U.S. Bank. Four stores will open in the East Bay in November, in Concord, Livermore, Dublin, Concord and Vallejo." Contra Costa Times

Home to cell number transfer OKd: "The decision to let residents in the United States' 100 biggest metropolitan areas transfer their land-line numbers to their cell phones is designed to spur competition in the telecommunications industry.
...MSAs sometimes combine communities - for example, Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland, Mich. - that are smaller individual urban areas than Madison but move ahead of Madison when combined into an MSA.

The Nov. 24 list also includes communities - Vallejo, Calif., and Fort Wayne, Ind. - that were in the top 100 MSAs in 1990 but fell out in 2000." The Capital Times

Vallejoan earns promotion at Infineon Raceway: "Infineon Raceway employees Michelle Norman and Rachal Pollen have recently earned promotions within the company, raceway officials announced.
...Pollen has been named Marketing and Sponsorship Services Manager. Her responsibilities include management of the raceway's signage program, as well as assisting on sales and sponsorship contracts and event-marketing execution. Pollen began at Infineon Raceway in 1999 as a Ticket Sales Representative and continued in that position until her recent promotion.
" The Motor Sports Forum

Police break up Albany hip-hop party: "Cockerham's parties are legendary in the local law enforcement community for their destructive aftermaths. A crowd coming from a party broken up by police in Clayton last year clashed with others leaving a concert at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, resulting in looting and a shooting that killed 25-year-old Richmond resident Donald Ivan Tate Jr.
An 18-year-old man died in August 1999 after someone fired more than 20 rounds in the parking lot of a Vallejo venue where Cockerham held a party." Contra Costa Times

Student Clubbed With Flashlight at Party: "A UC Berkeley student was beaten with a flashlight at a fraternity party just before 1 a.m. Saturday morning by a party security guard, police said.
Security guard Massa Wells, 25, of Vallejo, was arrested after he allegedly assaulted the 20-year-old student with his metal flashlight after the student punched him, said Berkeley police Officer Kevin Schofield. " The Daily Californian

Traffic Jams 1st Day of Al Zampa Bridge: "Drivers on their maiden voyage across the newly opened bridge ran into a traffic nightmare because all cars were funneled through a single westbound lane nearing the bridge over the Carquinez Strait, while the other two lanes on the approach were closed for roadwork. " KRON TV

Snarled traffic causes delays on new suspension bridge: "Westbound traffic between Vallejo and Crockett was backed up for miles after cement trucks forced traffic heading toward the Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge into a single lane. As part of the transition from the original 1927 bridge, which the Alfred Zampa bridge replaces, CalTrans employees were still working Tuesday morning to paint traffic lines and erect barriers directing motorists toward the new bridge. " San Francisco Chronicle