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Next Meeting: Saturday, February 24, 2018, Mira Community Cultural Center, 51 Daniels, Vallejo, from 10:00 am to noon.
Speaker: Brendan Riley, Vallejo historian, writer and activist

Notes from the Board

The VHNA General Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Mira Community Cultural Center. Our guest speaker will be Brendan Riley, Vallejo historian, writer and activist.

Brendan Riley grew up in Vallejo, a few blocks from the notorious sailor district that he describes in “Lower Georgia Street: California’s Forgotten Barbary Coast.” After graduating from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, he spent two years as a sailor aboard the USS Haleakala, an ammunition ship that supplied other Navy ships in Vietnam waters. He had a 39-year career as a political and government affairs writer for The Associated Press. Since retiring in 2009, he has conducted extensive research into California history. That research led to his book about Lower Georgia Street, and to columns that appear in the Vallejo Times-Herald. He also serves on the Vallejo Architectural Heritage and Landmarks Commission and on the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Board of Directors.

Refreshments and Moschetti Coffee will be provided by the VHNA and its members. Please mark your calendar to attend this meeting, and also bring a neighbor, to meet Mr. Riley. This is a great opportunity for VHNA members to learn about Vallejo’s rambunctious, and interesting history.

Board of Directors :
Patricia Gatz, President
Andreas Schmidt, Vice President
Tim Mautz, Secretary
Elaine Paurel, Treasurer
Yolanda Thruston, Member at Large
Brian Lane, Member at Large

Featured Neighborhood Businesses:
VHNA Business Associate, Anita Yaffe is a supportive member of the Vallejo Heights Neighborhood Association  
Anita Yaffe, New City Realty