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WE ARE VALLEJO The Magazine of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce SPRING 2014 VALLEJO MEANS BUSINESS OWNERS CELEBRATE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE VALLEJO GROUND BREAKING EARTHQUAKE PROTECTION SYSTEMS MAKES SE

Cancer, meet your match Mount Diablo Solano Oncology Group Elizabeth Odumakinde, MD Beverly McLeod, MD Lesley Martin, MD Yelena Krupitskaya, MD The Physicians of Mount Diablo Solano Oncology Group

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WELcOME Welcome to the third issue of We Are Vallejo, the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce magazine. This issue celebrates Vallejo in our true colors our diversity. While you may be well aware of Vallejo

EARTHQUAKE PROTECTION SYSTEMS EARTHQUAKE pROTEcTION SySTEMS By Kelli White 6 W E A RE VALLE JO ENgiNEERiNg So ADvANCED, EvEN MoTHER NATURE CANT SHAKE iT.

W hen structural earthquake engineer Dr. Victor Zayas began his Ph.D. studies nearly four decades ago, he hoped and prayed that engineering technology could someday stop buildings from collapsing aft

EARTHQUAKE PROTECTION SYSTEMS facility. Real time earthquake simulation testing is performed for every bearing, whereas at the University they can only simulate on a smaller scale. Dr. Zayas said it

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VA L L E J O N AVA L A N D H I S T O R I C A L M U S E U M JiM KERN, VaLLEJO NaVaL aND HISTORIcaL MuSEuM EXEcuTIVE DIREcTOR HELPS SHoWCASE vALLEJoS RiCH HiSToRY By Kelli White B eing a museum direc

The Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum building was originally Vallejos city hall. S P RI N G 2 0 1 4 11

VA L L E J O N AVA L A N D H I S T O R I C A L M U S E U M Photo by Ian Thurston The exhibit will showcase our permanent collection while telling cherished stories about Vallejo, Kern said. Kern sai

The Salvation Army Benicia Plumbing Vallejo Convention Visitors Bureau S P RI N G 2 0 1 4 13

J U LY 4 t h P A R A D E LET FREEDOM RING AT THE CHAMBERS ANNUAL JULY 4TH PARADE By Kelli White or nearly 90 years, the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce has hosted a hometown parade that celebrates commun

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J U LY 4 T H P A R A D E Another enticement about the Vallejo Fourth of July Parade is we dont say no to anyone, Howard said. Everybody who wants to be in can be. We welcome everyone from church grou

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MOUNT DIABLO SOLANO ONCOLOGY GROUP Mount Diablo Solano Oncology Group Conquering Cancer, With You, Close to You. MOuNT DIabLO SOLaNO ONcOLOGy GROup DivERSE MEDiCAL gRoUP TREATS AND SUPPoRTS vALLEJo

o ne thing Vallejoans love most about living here is the proximity to almost everything. But not long ago, that wasnt always the case. In 2006, privately owned Mount Diablo Solano Oncology Group part

M I N O R I T Y O W N E D B U S I N E S S E S a pOSITIVE IMpacT MiNoRiTYoWNED BUSiNESSES SHoWCASE vALLEJoS DivERSiTY By Kelli White Photo by Ian Thurston Congratulations to the Arcadia Chamber of Co

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