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Your browser does not support the video tag Bells toll at Vallejo homeless memorial By Jessica A. York/Times-Herald staff writer Original post: 12/19/2013 12:59:22 AM PST A homeless memorial ceremony in Vallejo Wednesday drew 60 people and the tolling of nine bells at First Baptist Church. Standing beneath the basement’s colorful tinsel-festooned ceiling, one man, […]

The Charity Bug

Vallejo 10-year-old girl Lydia Morgan to hold fundraiser for children’s hospital By Jessica A. York Times-Herald staff writer   In plotting out the best way to raise money for sick kids, Lydia Morgan had several ideas. Ultimately, she co-opted the family’s planned garage sale as a fundraiser, waylaying plans to use the cash to pay […]

U.S. Submarine Veterans renovate WWII torpedo

By Jessica A. York Times-Herald staff writer Just after noon Wednesday, a 20-foot-long silver- and rust-colored torpedo launched up and out of its 45-year home, a fish out of water in a grassy Vallejo war memorial park. For this flight, however, the Mark 14 replica missile was not self-propelled, but rather securely swinging from a […]

Steampunk: Imagination, style and creation pay a visit to Vallejo

By Jessica A. York/Times-Herald staff writer Originally Posted:   07/22/2012 01:00:26 AM PDT It is difficult to have a discussion about steampunk without first spending a solid amount of time attempting to explain the concept. Part literature sub-genre, part fashion trend, part social movement, steampunk has been developing for decades and was coined in the late […]

Vallejo houses converted into marijuana grows pose new dangers

By Jessica A. York Times-Herald staff writer Originally published April 15, 2012 The call comes in — a Vallejo home is on fire. Firefighters rush to the scene, observe blacked-out windows and smoke pouring from the chimney. Inside, utter darkness, perhaps a bag of fertilizer by the door. Two recent residential fires that turned out […]

Vallejo man’s eyeball plucked out in altercation with roommate

By Jessica A. York A scuffle between two roommates ended with one less eyeball. Vallejo police arrested Tyrone Shelton at San Francisco General Hospital’s psychiatric ward on his 36th birthday Thursday afternoon, where he had been staying since his fight. Shelton was arrested on suspicion of aggravated mayhem, a felony, for allegedly plucking out the […]

The equine “spirit”


Vallejoan helps area kids ride horses By Jessica A. York/Times-Herald Posted:   03/07/2012 01:01:23 AM PST When it comes to realizing her dream of helping children such as 2-year-old Tiara Quinones, native Vallejoan Charlotte Dougherty is looking to her horses to hurdle any barrier. Dougherty has more than four decades’ experience riding horses, and has spent […]

Con Funk Shun

TV show ‘Unsung’ focuses on Vallejo’s Con Funk Shun band By Jessica A. York / Times-Herald Con Funk Shun band members are ready to let their skeletons out of the closet for a national audience. And they’re not even worried. Well, not that worried. The funk and R&B band that originated with several Vallejo High […]

Davis edges Schivley in Vallejo mayor’s race; two newcomers join council

Sampayan, McConnell, Hannigan win election to three City Council seats By Jessica A. York / Times-Herald Posted: 11/09/2011 01:17:41 AM PST This time Osby Davis won by nearly 600 votes. It was close, but nothing like the first time. Davis, after trailing much of the night, eked out a victory early today against Councilwoman Joanne Schivley […]