14Mar
Ferry Terminal

Ferry ridership exploding, especially in Vallejo

The Vallejo Ferry, as part of the Bay Area-wide Water Emergency Transportation Authority system, is doing so well, officials are finding it challenging to keep up, they said. Big plans are underway and more are on the horizon, they said.

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05Mar
Savage and Cooke

Vallejo’s Mare Island Builds Buzz

Vallejo’s Mare Island is a former naval shipbuilding base that has sat mostly vacant for more than 20 years. But now, the vision to turn it into a vibrant Portland-esque destination with wine, spirits, beer, food, shopping and entertainment is gaining momentum.

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06Mar
KQED Forum Road

KQED Forum on The Road in Vallejo

In 2008, Vallejo made headlines when it became the second-largest city in the country to declare bankruptcy. At the time, Vallejo was reeling from the foreclosure crisis and still hurting from the 1996 closure of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. In this special broadcast from downtown Vallejo, Forum talks with residents and city officials about how Vallejo is faring 10 years after bankruptcy.

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15Feb
Factory OS Rick Holliday

Bay Area home developer Rick Holliday discusses the process and decision behind moving to modular homes

After many years of talking about it, developers like Holliday are finally taking major steps to move into modular construction. The nascent industry is poised for rapid growth, but challenges stand in the way.

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6Feb
Factory OS KTVU

KTVU 2 talks with Factory OS founder, Rick Holliday and his upcoming plans

In a vast, 250,000-squre-foot Mare Island building in Vallejos where the U.S. Navy once built the submarines needed to win World War II, a developer is building affordable, stacked, three- to five- story apartment units, assembled on top of parking structures.

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08Jan
Touro University

Touro University California Welcomes New Provost

Touro University California, located on Vallejo’s Mare Island, named Vallejo-native Sarah Sweitzer, PhD as the new Provost and Chief Academic Officer.

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06Jan
VWinery Dave Phinney

Wine Mogul Dave Phinney poised to transform Mare Island with distillery

Wine entrepreneur Dave Phinney, creator of popular wine brands like the Prisoner and Orin Swift, has set up shop in one of Mare Island’s historic buildings for his new distillery, Savage & Cooke.

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21Dec
Aerial Redwood View

Vallejo ranks #1 in Realtor.com’s hottest real estate market in 2017

Each month at realtor.com®, we identify the country's hottest metropolitan markets for real estate—the ones whose homes attract the most listing views and spend the fewest days on market as buyers snap them up. Sometimes we see places dominate the top of the list for months without a break; other times we see quick rises and even quicker falls, as the economic circumstances of key players change.

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24Oct
Vallejo Ferry

America’s Richest Cities

Vallejo made the list for the America’s Richest Cities. See why.

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18Oct
Factory OS

Vallejo firm bets on modular housing to meet critical shortage

For decades, developer Rick Holliday has been one of the Bay Area’s most prolific and forward-thinking builders of both market-rate and affordable housing, creating thousands of units from West Oakland and Emeryville to San Francisco’s South of Market and Bayview districts.

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19Sep
Vallejo Amazon

Vallejo vies for Amazon headquarters

Vallejo has upped its game and is preparing to convince Amazon why that city deserves to be the home of the online retail giant’s second headquarters. Amazon announced Sept. 7 it plans to open another headquarters in North America and it is soliciting pitches from cities and states for what it calls HQ2. The online retailer said it expects to invest more than $5 billion in construction and create as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs for the lucky winner.

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17Jul
California Academy Maritim

Business in Focus Magazine looks into the history and opportunity for businesses in Vallejo

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24Apr
Mare Island KTVU

KTVU 2’s Bay Area People explores the history, progress and development on Mare Island

Tour of Mare Island and developments in clean up, infrastructure, business and residential.

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22Feb
Vallejo Fiber

Vallejo, Inyo Networks ink broadband-lease deal of city’s fiber optics

The city of Vallejo announced a deal Wednesday with Inyo Networks Inc. to market Internet services over the city-owned fiber-optic network by this summer.

The deal, the city stated, will use its network, now is used to communicate among city departments. Vallejo stated it has no debt connected with the network, and it can be put into place without significant capital investments.

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