All posts tagged volunteer

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 […]