Island of Misfit Toys toy drive dropoff locations

The Solano AIDS Coalition continues with its annual Island of Misfit Toys toy drive. New and unwrappped toys are accepted at these locations: • Townhouse Cocktail Lounge, 401a Georgia St, Vallejo • Vallejo Holistic Health Center, 539 Tennessee St, Vallejo • Better Health Group, 3611 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo • Highway 29 Healthcare, 3737 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo • In-Shape, 124 Lincoln Rd E, Vallejo, CA 94591 • MOD Pizza, 163 Plaza Dr, Vallejo • Sac’s Hot Dogs, 2445 Springs Rd, Vallejo… Continue reading

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Postponed

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Dear Patrons & Friends, It seems there are more lives to the Bay Area Stage Production of Tennessee William’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” then the tenacious theatre company had planned on. The long-awaited production must yet again postpone opening night. Slated to open tomorrow night, Friday June 10th, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” must postpone their production until one of our leading actors, who has fallen ill with Covid, will be well enough to perform. We will… Continue reading

Katy St Clair

Katy St Clair has left the Vallejo Times Herald to launch her own web site. “I’m obsessed with covering this town and will not stop.  I made my mark in the Bay Area initially by being a columnist, so having my own site will also allow me to do the kind of writing I’ve been known for and love to do”.

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Katy St Clair has left the Vallejo Times Herald to launch her own web site. “I’m obsessed with covering this town and will not stop.  I made my mark in the Bay Area initially by being a columnist, so having my own site will also allow me to do the kind of writing I’ve been known for and love to do”. Open Vallejo is an award-winning, independent, nonpartisan newsroom serving the public interest. We are a project of the Informed… Continue reading

Virtual COVID Archive

Vallejo Artists, Musicians and Performers have provided many hours of on-line activities and entertainment … … and unlike an in-person event, if you miss these when they’re “live’ you can still catch them later. Looking for something to do? Here you go! Vallejo Museum 2020 Garden tour. The 2021 Tour is scheduled for Sunday, May16 Mor tour information at Trevor Allen’s “The Creature” Podcast Think you know the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster? Trevor Allen’s The Creature… Continue reading

Coronavirus Info & Resources

California’s 211 – health and human service referrals 24/7. Onward CA  – One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic Solano County’s Community Resource page City of Vallejo’s Business Resource Page City of Vallejo’s Community Resource Page City of Vallejo’s Open for Business list Fighting Back Partnership COVID-19 Partnerships & Assistance Program Chamber of Commerce member’s Open/Closed status. Soltrans is running on their Saturday Schedule. These Restaurants are open for takeout or delivery.… Continue reading

Suruki’s Sushi & Teriyaki Grill

Suruki’s is mostly about sushi rolls, nigiri, sashimi, teriyaki, noodle soups & more. It’s a small place, and everything’s made by hand to order. There’s a lot of standard combinations here, like California Rolls & Unagi rolls and nigiri. On weekdays they have specials worth taking advantage of, and I particularly enjoy their Temaki, or Hand Rolls, their Monday special. The sushi rice has the perfect texture—the rice is slightly bulbous and not dried out. It’s almost meaty in terms… Continue reading

Ruthie’s Caribbean Kitchen

Ruthies Caribbean Kitchen opened in early 2018, offering classic dishes like Jerk Chicken, Plantains, Red Beans and Rice, but also many dishes folks may be less familiar with such as Goat Curry (Caribbean style), Oxtail and juices such as Sorrel, Sour Sop and Sea Moss. On my first visit I opted for Gingerade, which tastes like a gingery lemonade. We ordered the Goat and Oxtail that first time, and a few minutes later, after we placed our order, in walks… Continue reading

Pho Saigon Village Noodle House

When I first encountered this cuisine it struck me how much colonial influences (Chinese and French) are represented in Vietnamese cooking. And yet, this Royal Cuisine has its own unmistakable identity. If you are new to it, think in terms of a lot of fresh flavors, heavy use of herbs & seafood, and spice. There were other outstanding Vietnamese restaurants in Vallejo when I moved here five years ago, but relative newcomer Pho Saigon Village (which opened at the end… Continue reading

Napoli Pizzeria & Italian Food

Napoli has been around for 50 years, and is a prime example of Old School in a good way. Vallejoans have every right to brag about Napoli, as their Napoli Pizza is right up there with the best thin crust NY Style Pizza you can find in North Beach. The Italian sausage is much better quality than what you usually find, and there’s a number of options in terms of toppings—you can get a meat-oriented pie, or you can go… Continue reading

The Loft Thai Fusion

The Loft Thai Restaurant opened in the Hiddenbrooke neighborhood of Vallejo in 2017. Pad Thai, Papaya Salad, Drunken Noodles, Larb—you’ll see a lot of classic Thai dishes on the menu here, but they won’t be exactly like what you find at traditional Thai restaurants. Don’t let that put you off though, the flavors are bright, the ingredients are superbly fresh, spices taste like they’ve been freshly ground, herbs taste like they’ve just been picked. The presentation is elegant, verging on… Continue reading

Kaigan Sushi

Kaigan is a long time Vallejo sushi restaurant in East Vallejo on Springs Road. Judging from their reviews in the restaurant, it looks like it’s been around in Vallejo at least 20-30 years. On our recent visit we saw a number of Japanese dishes on their menu and enjoyed a variety of dishes. Poke is the hottest dish on the West Coast and elsewhere around the nation, but one thing you don’t see very often is Hawaiian style Poke, as… Continue reading

El Tesoro Mazatlan

Standard Mexican selections with an outstanding salsa bar and traditional Mexican entrees. Burritos are very popular here, starting at $6.75, and we’ve also seen folks ordering Carne Asada Fries. On our visit we tried a variety of tacos: all the meats are good, but the Lengua (Tongue) is especially outstanding, slow-cooked for an ample amount of time, thus very tender and flavorful. The tacos are slightly more expensive than what you see around the Bay Area, but they are much… Continue reading

Gary Cullen

Gary, who was born and raised in Vallejo, witnessed first hand the Islands pageantry during the early years of his life, only to witness first hand the eventual mismanagement. Continue reading

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