Talk:Vallejo, California

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NPOV for crime section[edit]

This section makes it appear that Vallejo is the most dangerous city in the bay area. There are other ones which are worse. Also, the crime rate in Vallejo has been high in the early 2000s as well. I would like to see cited sources for this.--wL<speak·check> 22:54, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


I think that some trend data would suffice. However, as a prior long-time resident of Vallejo, in 1995 it was the per capita murder capital of the world. El Magnifico, Esq 11:58, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

As many people know Vallejo is not the most dangerous city in the bay area. The most dangerous cities in the bay area from most dangerous being #1 would be oakland followed by Richmond at #2, and then San Fransisco at #3 and then Vallejo comes in at #4. In 2005 Vallejo had 18 homicides in incorporated land and 4 in un-incorporated land which anyone from Vallejo knows is situated in the heart of the city. So far it is october 2007 and Vallejo has 15 homicides and possibly a 16th from word on the street and also one that was in un-incorporated Vallejo. The crest is one of the worst places in Vallejo and you have a high chance of getting shot in the area according to conversations you can hear if visiting city hall or the VPD headquarters when tourist go for walks in the area while visiting Six Flags near the crest. I am not trying to put Vallejo out there to look bad but people need to know the truth because a lot of Vallejoans know the newspapers edit out many of the criminal actions and negatives about the city in the city newspaper. I have lost four friends to drive-bys in Vallejo and I cant walk outside because I might be next. I wish I could move but my family and I am poor and are in Sec 8 and cant move. Thank you for listening and i hope people do more research before moving from a nice condo in san fransisco to a bug infested gang infested area in Vallejo and then blamming the natives of the city who happen to be low-income. Lius Castillo Vallejo, CA —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.247.23.132 (talk) 02:54, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Hyphy Music Section[edit]

This section is pretty important for the article in my mind, since it's so closely tied to the city. What I have is a basis and it would be appreciated if someone more knowledgeable of the music to expand it a bit more, if it can be --Braintoad 02:36, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

So I'll try to get to it if I can, it's not really my thing, but I have a lot of friends who are knowledgeable in the area - I think however you have to look at Vallejo for its rap in general, not just the hyphy trend. Vallejo already had an important role in rap before the hyphy movement El Magnifico, Esq 11:56, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Zodiac killer[edit]

Shouldn't there be any mentioning of the Zodiac killer on this page? -- Henriok 12:06, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

I began some work on it. Took what information was relevant to Vallejo from the main article and tried to show his importance to Vallejo --Braintoad 01:09, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

pronunciation[edit]

I always heard this with an aitch sound, English pronunciation: /vəˈleɪhoʊ/. Do I have it wrong? kwami 06:24, 16 October 2007 (UTC)


There are two correct ways to pronounce Vallejo. One is if you say it the spanish way because Vallejo is a spanish name. I really cant explain if you dont already know but the spanish rules are you pronounce two L's together as an "H" sound.The other way is the english way, VUH-LAY-O. Many people who are born and raised in Vallejo can tell who is not from Vallejo because outsiders tend to say it half spanish and half american, it sounds like VUH-LAY-HO with a strong exageration on the "HO" part at the end. The only reason we dont pronounce the "J" is because when americans came to call this area Vallejo they felt it to be better to not pronounce the "J" instead of having americans say it like VUH-LAY-JOE. Later people made a nickname for Vallejo because out of towners were pronouncing it wrong so whenever they met an outsider they would say "how you like Valley Joe?". just a little fun fact. -Jason w. McLewis, city sub-supervisor. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.247.23.132 (talk) 23:56, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

The younger generation refer to Vallejo simply as "V-Town". I've also heard older generations pronounce Vallejo as "Vuh lay uh" as in "Va Lea". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.6.199.20 (talk) 06:56, 18 March 2008 (UTC)


I have many family members who have lived in Vallejo for more than 50 years. My father, who grew up there for 20 years, is also irritated when bay area weatherpersons pronounce it as English pronunciation: /vəˈleɪhoʊ/. As noted above, most locals pronouce it without the English pronunciation: /h/. At the same time, though, both exist in common and the article should reflect both pronunciations. This pronunciation confusion might be notable enough to have its own heading. Sakathecheetah (talk) 21:06, 29 April 2008 (UTC)


Mayor Osby Davis' "gay sin" comment controversy[edit]

Should this information be added to this webpage? Please read two news articles below.

http://calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=e32e68ef-a93d-4257-b9b0-be7a4a5705ad
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/us/20sfmetro.html?_r=2
Native94080 (talk) 00:22, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Notes from a resident[edit]

There are geographic ambiguities and errors in this article.

South Vallejo cannot be south of Marin Street, as Marin Street is a north/south street. However, South Vallejo can be south of York Street, as it is an east/west street. (I live three blocks north of York.)

Old Route 40 does not follow Sonoma Boulevard through the city; it veers off to the east. It runs down Tuolumne Street or Broadway.

Other points of interest:

The new transit terminal opened downtown a couple of months ago; it remains unmentioned in this article. Also, Vallejo lost control of the ferries to the state--also unmentioned.

There is a downtown arts scene struggling to cohere. The old Georgia Street strip downtown, and the 900 block of Marin Street, hosts a melange of printmakers, painters, assemblage artists, plus antiques and collectibles.

"Reefer Row" is also cohering downtown, as marijuana dispensaries move in to take advantage of lax municipal regulation.

Vallejo continues to struggle along with about half the number of police officers as before the bankruptcy. However, an abundance of private security guards helps the situation.

And the recent slang usage for the town's name is Valleghetto.

Georgejdorner (talk) 17:23, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Climate information from weather.com is incorrect[edit]

It's on the wrong side of the hills to be up to 89F average in summer. This is correct: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?ca9219 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ramblersyndicate (talkcontribs) 18:37, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Do parts of this section belong somewhere else? When was anyone named Menefee mayor of Vallejo? Even so, the last statement is a non sequitur; it states that Ryan Menefee would have been the first Black mayor, but if they were brother and sister, would she not also be the first Black mayor, not Osby Davis? And why mention Florence Douglas in this paragraph? --Bigdayda (talk) 02:18, 29 November 2013 (UTC)