Monthly Archives: January 2015


Astro botanicals at Artiszen (MORE COOL VALLEJO ART)

Here are a few highlights of Vallejo Artist Stan Clark’s Giant Illuminated Flowers which were recently featured in a show at downtown Vallejo’s Artiszen Cultural Center at 337 Georgia St.  If you’ve been out and about at any number of events, you’ve seen Stan’s creations, which he calls Astro Botanicals. Just another artist doing cool stuff…


Mare Island is a Gift of Nature

  By John Gewalt – Vallejo Mare Island is a gift of nature, one of the most prized gifts one can imagine. We must not spoil this gift by going backwards in time simply because it is easy or has been set forth in a report. Historically, seaports and river towns were wholly dedicated to…


North Mare Island Uses

By Barbara Banks –  Berkeley, CA Re. the City of Vallejo’s North Mare Island (NMI) site use deliberations: I am writing to recommend that the City Council endorse a mixed, multi-purpose use (such as FOMI) that promotes tourism and hospitality over heavy industry exclusively. Living in Berkeley, I have watched Vallejo’s ups and down over…


Crime Data Shows Casino San Pablo to Have Negative Impacts on Surrounding Communities ; 300 Percent Increase in Emergency Requests and Trespassing Calls After Slots Installed

The following was put out by RICHMOND, Calif., — A report shows a strong link between the 2005 installation of slot machines at Casino San Pablo and a recent increase in crime and calls for emergency services in surrounding communities.   According to the report released by the East Bay Coalition Against Urban Casinos,…


Results of survey of 100 Mare Island residents, businesses and employees regarding North Mare Island development RFQ

By Paul Cotten Member, Mare Island Community Association   The Mare Island Community Association has completed a survey of Mare Island homeowners, renters, businesses and employees contacted through the community site. Of 300 members on, 100 people participated in the online survey between January 8th and 12th of this year. That’s a very…

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