The new year always brings hope for the better. After a pretty abrupt and somewhat painful end in 2012, this “Yardbird” is looking forward to the new year and is most thankful. As I walk along this special place, I appreciate the beauty that surrounds this tiny point on earth I call home.
View of Mare Island’s Dry Dock #2 flooded with water for the first time in the many years since the Navy left. The dry dock is being prepped for the operations to to dismantle two ships currently located in Suisun Bay.
In the years since the Navy left Mare Island, the massive dry docks along the waterfront have sat quiet as time ticked on. Things are slowly starting to change. It has been reported that over 3,000 applicants applied for the 120 available job openings for the planned ship dismantling company located on Mare Island. California [...]
The “Vallejo Peoples Garden,” located on Mare island won a $25,000 on-line grant competition sponsored by Nature’s Path Organics. Through the support of local community groups, agencies and businesses, the once barren strip of land at the corner of East Poplar and Oscar Streets, on Mare Island, is now being transformed into a thriving hub [...]