All posts for the month September, 2011

Graffiti remains a critical issue in Vallejo

At first glance, Vallejo’s Mike Schreiner might appear to be something of a fan of the city’s graffiti. He has a binder devoted to Vallejo’s graffiti artists, exposing years of chronicling the public vandalism. After years of studying local taggers’ work, he’s so familiar with it, he even recognized one Vallejo tagger’s signature while on […]

Mission to Peru offers lessons, opportunities for two healers-in-training from Solano County

For pre-med student Joseph Lapid, doctoring involves more than learning. It means teaching. Taking his own philosophy to heart, Lapid planned and took a three-week trip to Peru last month that drew him into impoverished rural areas to share basic dental hygiene and first aid skills with about 400 adults and children alike.

Vallejo hospital volunteer putting in countless hours

Before most people have awakened, LaGuardia McEachin — “Mac” to most — is already helping put people back to bed. McEachin has spent nearly 23,000 hours working to ease the nerves of Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center’s patients about to undergo surgery. None of McEachin’s approximately 200 fellow hospital volunteers in Vallejo have logged in […]

Applications for medical marijuana position under review in Vallejo

Vallejo’s plan to regulate and permit its proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries has drawn four applicants interested in taking on the job as a consultant.The consultants’ interest in overseeing the several- month project comes even as a city ballot measure authorizing taxation of medical marijuana dispensaries is set to go to public vote in November.

State bankruptcy law gains traction

A contested piece of municipal bankruptcy-limiting law has neared approval as the state Legislative session draws to a close Friday. AB 506, by Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, gained traction last month after the Legislature returned from its summer break. Earlier in the summer, the bankruptcy bill, the third since Vallejo filed for Chapter 9 protection […]