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Longtime Benicia Loving Home resident Don Browning is shown with homeowner Lucy Gulapa who uses her love of and training in cosmetology to pamper Browning and the facility's other residents. Even the infirm elderly should feel pampered once in a while, which is why Lucy Gulapa treats her Benicia care home's residents to facials and haircuts about once a month.
A slow-moving City Park community building project could be delayed indefinitely because of its ballooning budget and the need to spend federal grant funds faster, city officials say. On Wednesday, the city's Housing and Redevelopment Commission may ask the Vallejo City Council to delay the project until added funding is identified.
The Vallejo City Unified School District Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m., Wednesday, at district offices in the Governing Board Room, 665 Walnut Ave. The board will receive a "warm body count" report on the number of students currently enrolled in VCUSD schools. Also, the board will review an update to the Facilities Master Plan Project List.
Dante 'Dust,' Keith Thompson and Dennis Kittelson, left to right, paint their contributions to a 'UNITY' mural Sunday at City Park in Vallejo. Yesenia Padilla took a brush and decided to paint a blue circle on the white background of the "UNITY" mural during the 5th annual Unity Day Sunday at City Park.
During a CT scan at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo, the 31-year-old American Canyon resident was nudging Lielana Tatlonghari, the X-ray technologist, to let him listen to music from the animated film, "Frozen." "She's not as much fun as the last one," Lew said, joking.
The Solano California Highway Patrol of Fairfield will conduct a safety driving course next month that's geared toward senior citizens. The Age Well Drive Smart class is an education program specifically designed to help seniors tune up their driving skills, refresh their knowledge of the rules of the road, and learn about normal age-related physical changes and how they affect driving ability.
Sherry Tobin's lady bug on wheels is one of the art cars displayed today at Unity Day at City Park, Vallejo. Sherry Tobin knows what she's dealing with when verifying that "art car" owners will actually show up with their decorative vehicles at Sunday's Unity Day at City Park in Vallejo.
Military history enthusiast John Halliday of Benicia displays a Japanese Army sergeant's sword from a private collection, captured at Iwo Jima during World War II, during Saturday's Antiques and Collectibles Evaluation Day at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum. For military history buff John Halliday, the surprise factor was his favorite part of Saturday's Antiques and Collectibles Evaluation Day at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
"They say the Garden of Eden was between the two rivers - the Tigris and the Euphrates - in Iraq," said Houda, an Iraqi Christian living in Vallejo for many years. "Not any more."
Jaliyah Howard, 5, and Jahzara Welch, right, check out the fluff inside the Tutu Castle during Unity Day in 2012 at City Park in Vallejo. Throw those differences - be it race, gender or cultural - out the window.
Andre Cawthorne, 40, of Vallejo, and Eileen Knight, 43, of Los Angeles, entered guilty pleas to drug trafficking charges arising out of a wide-ranging investigation into the distribution MDMA, popularly known as the drug "Ecstasy," crack cocaine, heroin, Oxycodone, and marijuana in the Vallejo area, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents, the DEA-led investigation uncovered a network of drug distributors working in the "Crest" neighborhood of Vallejo along with individuals transporting large quantities of drugs outside of California to realize a larger profit.
The Participatory Budgeting Cycle 2 ballot has just been released. If there was any doubt about what Vallejoans value, the 25 project proposals should lay those question marks to rest.
When your dad's played in bands with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong, it's best to listen to any advice - at least about music. "Create your sound," Glenn said of his dad's suggestion.
Zombies will once again infest Vallejo with Touro University California's 8th annual 'Mare Island 5K Zombie Run/Walk' on Sunday, Sept. 21. According to a TUC press release, participants must try to avoid zombies throughout the race and be the first across the finish line before getting "infected."
Santa Rosa police arrested a Vallejo man Wednesday on suspicion of killing a San Rafael man in a motel during a marijuana deal that ended badly on Aug. 31. Detectives identified Donald "Buddy" Paul Parker, 35, of Vallejo, as a suspect and tracked him to his home on Moonraker Court in Vallejo where he was seen driving, police said. Santa Rosa and Vallejo police and the California Highway Patrol surrounded Parker's home and ordered him to surrender around 11 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
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