Monthly Archives: January 2015

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High Expectations for Cayangyang

By Paula McConnell To paraphrase a line from the recent brilliant movie “The Imitation Game”- ‘sometimes the very people you least imagine will do unimaginable things’. That phrase just about sums it up for the newly appointed Vallejo school board trustee, Ruscal Cayangyang. Many people had dismissed Cayangyang during his campaign bid for a position…

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Cleven Goodie Goudeau — 1932-2015

On January 28, Vallejo lost local artist, black greeting card pioneer and humanitarian Cleven Goodie Goudeau. He was 83 years old. Here is a short film about Goudeau submitted by local director and filmmaker TJ Walkup. VIB extends our sincerest condolences to his wife Jeanette and his family.

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Save Vallejo — A Perspective on the Cannabis Issue

By Doug Darling   There has been a lot of comments in the local newspaper and other media outlets about a recent City Council meeting here in Vallejo that resulted in 2 Major Policy decisions getting addressed. It should be pointed out, neither decision will be implemented overnight. Here is what happened on the evening…

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Definition of Industry and Warehouse for North Mare Island

By Michelle Whitney   Tonight, at the City Council meeting, City Manager Dan Keene will ask for “clarification on Council’s decision at the January 15, 2015 council meeting regarding North Mare Island land use concept”. What this means is that he will be asking for definations of what industry/warehouse means and how they foresee that vision…

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SCHOOL BOARD CHOOSES CAYANGYANG

The VCUSD board has chosen to appoint Ruscal Cayangyang by a vote of 3-1. Only trustee Ubalde called for the board to place Hazel Wilson back on the dais. Ubalde cited Wilson’s experience and the need for a female perspective. Trustee Worel countered with the need to have a non “old person” on the board….

HOMELESS LIKELY HEADED TO INTENSIVE USE ZONES DUE TO STATE MANDATE — 1/21/15 VALLEJO PLANNING COMMISSION

On Wednesday night January 21st the Vallejo Planning Commission will review a Code Text Amendment which would allow homeless shelters in Intensive Use zones in Vallejo (primarily commercial, industrial, retail etc.)  Under SB2 (Senate Bill 2) the city would need to identify one or more zones for  emergency shelters (stays up to 6 months). Vallejo’s last…

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