A man hiking at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline found the body of a Fair Oaks man Sunday who is believed to have fallen into the Mare Island Strait earlier this month, East Bay Regional Park police Lt. Jon King said.
Solano County authorities are searching for a missing 77-year-old man who they believe fell into the waters between Vallejo and Mare Island.
Firefighters from Vallejo and beyond responded to a Sunday morning four-alarm fire near Vallejo that destroyed a navy shipyard building. Commuters reported seeing smoke from several miles away.
On the same day that an official end to the war in Iraq was signaled by US officials, more than a dozen soldiers from an army reserve unit in Vallejo are headed back to the Middle East.
The cost of environmental cleanup at the former Navy shipyard at Mare Island is too high for it to become a national park, according to federal officials.
The National Park Service has rejected a request to include the former Navy shipyard at Mare Island in its system of parks.
A ship recycling facility opened in Vallejo Friday morning, making it the first reprocessing center on the West Coast.
Three tugboats pulled a retired steam freighter from Suisun Bay to the Mare Island shipyard Thursday to be dismantled and ultimately recycled.
A Bay Area startup company has been awarded the contract to decommission two military ships in conjunction with the reopening of the Mare Island shipyard in Vallejo.
The cash-strapped city of Vallejo has set its sights on bringing an historic battleship to Mare Island, with hopes of then turning it into a museum and tourist attraction.