|City of Vallejo|
|Nickname: Valley-Joe, V-Town, The "V"|
|Motto: City of Opportunity|
Location in Solano County and the state of California
|- Mayor||Osby Davis|
|- Senate||Pat Wiggins (D)|
|- Assembly||Noreen Evans (D)|
|- U. S. Congress||George Miller (D)|
|- Total||48. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Solano County is a County located in Bay-Delta region of the U California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The US state of California is divided into fifty-eight counties. Solano County is a County located in Bay-Delta region of the U A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. Patricia A Wiggins (born April 19 1940 in Pasadena California) has been a California State Senator since 2006 The California Democratic Party is the local branch of the Democratic Party in the state of California. The California State Assembly is the Lower house of the California State Legislature. Noreen Evans (born 22 April 1955 San Diego CA) represents the 7th Assembly district of California California's 7th congressional district covers half of Contra Costa County and part of Solano County. George Miller III (born May 17 1945) is an American politician who has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 8 sq mi (126. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 3 km²)|
|- Land||30. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 2 sq mi (78. 2 km²)|
|- Water||18. 6 sq mi (48. 1 km²) 38. 07%|
|Elevation||60 ft (21 m)|
|- Density||3,868. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 9/sq mi (1,495. 3/km²)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|- Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|ZIP Code||94589, 94590, 94591, 94592|
|GNIS feature ID||1661612|
Vallejo (pronounced /vəˈleɪoʊ/ or /vəˈleɪhoʊ/ in English; /baˈjeho/ in the original Spanish) is a city in Solano County, California, United States. The Pacific Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-8) UTC−8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Universal Coordinated Time by 8 hours Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks North American area code 707 is a California Telephone Area code which covers Napa, Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Solano County is a County located in Bay-Delta region of the U California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 116,760. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area on the northern shore of San Pablo Bay. The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, or the Bay, is a geographically and ethnically diverse metropolitan region that surrounds the Vallejo is named for General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. Don Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo ( 4 July 1807 - 18 January 1890) was a Californian military commander politician and rancher
Vallejo is home to the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park (formerly Marine World and Marine World Africa USA) ; the now-defunct Mare Island Naval Shipyard; the regional office for Region 5 of the United States Forest Service; the California Maritime Academy (part of the California State University system); the Vallejo Center campus of Solano Community College; and Touro University, an osteopathic medical college. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, formerly Six Flags Marine World, Marine World, The New Marine World Theme Park, and Marine World Africa USA The Mare Island Naval Shipyard (MINS was the first United States Navy Shipyard established on the Pacific Coast The California Maritime Academy (also known as CMA, Cal Maritime, and CSU Maritime) is one of 23 campuses in the California State University History Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now San José State University) a Solano Community College ( SCC) is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Fairfield, Solano County, California (between San Ferry service runs from a terminal on Mare Island Strait to San Francisco, through Vallejo Transit's BayLink division. See also Merchant ship A ferry is a form of transport usually a Boat or Ship, used to carry (or ferry) passengers and Mare Island is a Peninsula alongside the city of Vallejo California, about northeast of San Francisco. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city Vallejo Transit or VT is a Public transportation service in Solano County California. Vallejo has twice served as the capital of the State of California: once in 1852 and again in 1853, both periods being quite brief. Year 1852 ( MDCCCLII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Year 1853 ( MDCCCLIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common  Some of the first Europeans drawn to the Vallejo area were attracted by the sulfur springs; in fact, in the year 1902 the area was named Blue Rock Springs. Sulfur or sulphur (ˈsʌlfɚ see spelling below) is the Chemical element that has the Atomic number 16 In 2008 Vallejo became the largest California city to ever file for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their Creditors Creditors may file a bankruptcy petition against
Vallejo is located at .(38. 112969, -122. 235882)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 126. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 3 km² (48. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 8 mi²). The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 78. 2 km² (30. 2 mi²) of it is land and 48. 1 km² (18. 6 mi²) of it (38. 07%) is water. The Napa River flows until it changes into the Mare Island Strait in Vallejo which then flows into the San Pablo bay. The Napa River, approximately 55 miles (89 km long is a River in the U
Vallejo is accessible by Interstate 80 between San Francisco and Sacramento. In the US state of California, Interstate 80, a major east-west route of the Interstate Highway System, has its western terminus in San Francisco The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city It is the location for the northern half of the Carquinez Bridge. The Carquinez Bridge refers to two parallel bridges which cross the Carquinez Strait linking Vallejo California to the north with Crockett It is also part of the North Bay region of the Bay Area in Central California. It is also accessible by Interstate 780 from neighboring Benicia to the east, and by Route 37 from Sonoma to the west. Interstate 780 (I-780 is an Interstate Highway in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U Benicia is a waterside city in Solano County, California, United States. State Route 37 (SR 37 is a State highway in the northern part of the U Sonoma is a historically significant city in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County California, USA. Route 29 (former U.S. Route 40) begins in the city near the Carquinez Bridge and travels north through the heart of the city and past into Napa County, entering neighboring American Canyon and eventually Napa. State Route 29 is a State highway in the US state of California that travels in a north-south direction from State Route 20 in Upper Lake Napa County is a County located north of the San Francisco Bay Area in the U American Canyon is a city located in southern Napa County, California, northeast of San Francisco.
Several faults have been mapped in the vicinity of Vallejo. The San Andreas Fault and Hayward Faults are the most active faults, even though the San Andreas is at some distance. The San Andreas Fault is a geologic Transform fault that runs a length of roughly 800 miles (1300 km through California in the United States. The Hayward Fault Zone is a Geologic fault zone capable of generating significantly destructive Earthquakes About 60 kilometers long it lies mainly along the Locally, the Sulphur Springs Valley Thrust Fault and Southhampton Fault are found. No quaternary seismic activity along these minor faults has been observed with the possible exception of a slight offset revealed by trenching. The Sulphur Mountain and Green Valley faults have been associated with the Concord Fault to the south. The Concord Fault is considered active. Historically there have been local cinnabar mines in the Vallejo area. Cinnabar, sometimes written cinnabarite, is a name applied to red Mercury(II sulfide ( Hg[[sulfide S]] or native Vermilion, the common  The Hastings Mine and St. John's Mine contribute ongoing water contamination for mercury; furthermore, mine shaft development has depleted much of this area's spring water. The Hastings Mine is a mineral extraction site approximately two miles northeast of the city of Vallejo, Solano County California. The St John's Mine is a mineral extraction site approximately three miles north of the city of Vallejo, Solano County California. Mercury (ˈmɜrkjʊri also called quicksilver or hydrargyrum, is a Chemical element with the symbol Hg ( Latinized hydrargyrum Both Rindler Creek and Blue Rocks Spring Creek have been affected. Rindler Creek is a Stream that rises on Sulfur Springs Mountain in southwestern Solano County California.
There are a variety of flora and fauna in the Vallejo area. In Botany, flora ( Plural: floras or florae has two meanings The first meaning flora of an area or of time period, refers to all Fauna is all of the Animal life of any particular region or time The Suisun Shrew, Sorex ornatus sinuosus, a mammal found only in salt marshes, has local habitat. The Suisun Shrew ( Sorex ornatus sinuosus, is a Subspecies of the Ornate Shrew that occurs in the tidal Marshes of the northern shores of Mammals ( class Mammalia) are a class of Vertebrate Animals characterized by the presence of Sweat glands, including sweat glands Also according to city's 1989 Environmental Assessment, the Tiburon Indian paintbrush, (Castilleja neglecta) is found in the Vallejo area. Tiburon Indian paintbrush, whose scientific name is Castilleja neglecta or Casteileja affinis spp Tiburon Indian paintbrush, whose scientific name is Castilleja neglecta or Casteileja affinis spp
As of the census of 2000, there were 125,900 people, 39,601 households, and 28,235 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,495. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 3/km² (3,868. 9/mi²). There were 41,219 housing units at an average density of 527. 2/km² (1,365. 4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 30. 97% White, 30. 69% African American, 0. 66% Native American, 19. 16% Asian, 1. 09% Pacific Islander, 7. 88% from other races, and 6. 56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19. 92% of the population.
Vallejo has the third highest percentage of Filipino Americans in the United States mainland, behind the nearby cities of Daly City and Hercules. Filipino Americans are Americans of Philippine ancestry which trace back to the Philippines, an archipelagic nation in Southeast Asia. Daly City is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States with a 2000 population of 103621 Hercules is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. Vallejo is the 9th largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area by population,the 45th in the state of California,and 189th in the U. S. by population also.
There were 39,601 households out of which 36. 5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49. 1% were married couples living together, 16. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28. 7% were non-families. 22. 7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8. 0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 90 and the average family size was 3. 43.
In the city the population was spread out with 27. 6% under the age of 18, 9. 0% from 18 to 24, 29. 6% from 25 to 44, 22. 6% from 45 to 64, and 11. 2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93. 9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89. 7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $47,030, and the median income for a family was $53,805. Males had a median income of $40,132 versus $32,129 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,415. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 7. 7% of families and 10. 1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 2% of those under age 18 and 8. 9% of those age 65 or over.
Vallejo was once home of the Coastal Miwok as well as Suisunes and other Patwin Native American tribes. Miwok (also spelled Miwuk, Mi-Wuk, or Me-Wuk) can refer to any one of four linguistically-related groups of Native Americans, who lived in what The Suisunes (also called the Suisun and the " People of the West Wind " were a tribe of Native Americans that lived in Northern California 's The Patwin (also Patween, Southern Wintu) are a Wintun people native to the area of Northern California. The Columbus Parkway EIR documents three confirmed Native American sites located in the rock outcrops in the hills above Blue Rock Springs Park. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Outcrop is a geological term referring to the appearance of Bedrock or Superficial deposits exposed at the surface of the Earth The California Archaeological Inventory has indicated that the three Indian sites are located on Sulphur Springs Mountain.
The city of Vallejo was once part of a 66,000-acre (267 km²) Mexican land grant of 1844 by Governor Pío Pico to General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo called the Rancho Soscol. Year 1844 ( MDCCCXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Pío de Jesus Pico ( May 5, 1801 September 11, 1894) was the last Mexican Governor of Alta California. Don Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo ( 4 July 1807 - 18 January 1890) was a Californian military commander politician and rancher The city was named for this original Mexican military officer and title holder, he helped to settle and oversee the north bay region. General Vallejo wanted the site named Eureka, but the other citizens of the area wanted to name the new city after the General. Neighboring Benicia is named after Vallejo's wife, Francisca Benicia Carrillo. Benicia is a waterside city in Solano County, California, United States.
General Vallejo was responsible for military peace in the region until 1846, first under Spanish then Mexican rule, until independently-minded Californians rose up against the Mexican government of California in 1846 in the Bear Flag Revolt, and the annexation of California to the United States. For the game see 1846 (board game. Year 1846 ( MDCCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display The California Republic, also called the Bear Flag Republic, was the result of a revolt by Americans on June 14 1846, in the town of Sonoma General Vallejo, though a Mexican and Mexican army officer, generally acquiesced in the annexation of California to the United States, recognizing the greater resources of the United States and benefits that would bring to his beloved California. He was a proponenent of reconciliation and statehood after the Bear Flag Revolt, and has a U. The California Republic, also called the Bear Flag Republic, was the result of a revolt by Americans on June 14 1846, in the town of Sonoma S. Navy submarine, the USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN 658), named after him.
In 1850, Vallejo proposed plans for a new city, to be called Eureka, with the capitol, university, botanical garden and other features. After a state wide referendum, his proposal was accepted, although a new name was decided upon: Vallejo. In 1851, a commission appointed by the Senate found a site on a hill that overlooked the bay and could see San Francisco on a clear day, and it was approved for its symbolic strategic value. In 1851, Vallejo was the official state capitol, with the government prepared to meet for the first time the following year. In 1852, the legislature convened for the first time. Year 1852 ( MDCCCLII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Unfortunately, Vallejo didn't follow through with building a capitol for them to meet in. After being forced to meet in a leaky building, sitting on barrels, they motioned to move sessions to Sacramento, and served there for the remainder of the session after only 11 days. In 1853, it was again the meeting place for the legislature, solely for the purpose of moving the capitol officially to Benicia, which occurred on February 4, 1853, after only a month. Year 1853 ( MDCCCLIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Benicia is a waterside city in Solano County, California, United States. Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons Year 1853 ( MDCCCLIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common After legislature left, the government established a naval shipyard on Mare Island, which helped the town overcome the loss. The Mare Island Naval Shipyard (MINS was the first United States Navy Shipyard established on the Pacific Coast Mare Island is a Peninsula alongside the city of Vallejo California, about northeast of San Francisco. The yard functioned for over a hundred years, finally closing in 1996. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) 
In the early 1900s, Vallejo was home to a Class D minor-league baseball team, referred to in local newspapers sometimes as the "Giants" and other times simply as "The Vallejos. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each " Pacific Coast League star and future Chicago White Sox center fielder Ping Bodie played for Vallejo during the 1908 season, in which the team reached the California state title game. The Pacific Coast League (PCL is a Minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. The Chicago White Sox are a professional Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. Frank Stephen (Ping Bodie, born Francesco Stephano Pezzolo ( October 8, 1887 - December 17, 1961) was a Center fielder The team was disbanded in the early 1920s.
Downtown Vallejo retains many of its historic Victorian and craftsman homes.
The mayor was former city council member Anthony Intintoli; as of December 2007, the current mayor is now Osby Davis. The mayoral race had Davis and Gary Cloutier tied on election day. Gary Cloutier is a politician elected mayor of Vallejo California on November 21, 2007, sworn in on December 4, 2007, but replaced Cloutier won the race initially. But the results of a recount declared Davis the winner instead, two days after Cloutier was already sworn in. Cloutier attempted to appeal a recount but stopped to do so for it needed to reach the higher court. The two candidates were firsts for Vallejo: Davis is the first African-American mayor elected in Vallejo; Cloutier would have been the first openly-gay mayor.
On May 6, 2008, the City Council voted 7-0 to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, becoming the largest city to do so ever in California. Chapter 9 Title 11 of the United States Code is a chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code, available exclusively to municipalities and assists them in the restructuring  Stephanie Gomes, Vallejo City Councilwoman largely blames exorbitant salaries and benefits for Vallejo firefighters and police officers. Reportedly, salaries and benefits for public safety workers account for 80 percent of Vallejo's general operating budget. 98 firefighters made more than $100,000 and 10 made more than $200,000 including overtime. 
Two contributing factors have also been cited: the aforementioned high salaries, and current and future pension outlays, payments of which are likely not sustainable if bankruptcy is to be avoided. .
Public schools in Vallejo are under the Vallejo City Unified School District. Vallejo City Unified School District is a medium-sized K-12 School district serving 17000 students
West Vallejo is the oldest and most historic section of the city, and stretches from Interstate 80 and Sonoma Blvd. to Mare Island and the Vallejo waterfront. The majority of streets in West Vallejo are either named after U. S States or California counties and cities.
The downtown and waterfront areas, located in West Vallejo near Mare Island are currently undergoing extensive transformation and development as many people from San Francisco move to the Victorian homes downtown.
The City's three historic neighborhoods are in West Vallejo:
This subdivision, originally named the "Georgetown" was renamed the "Bay Terrace" in 1920. It is a district composed of 126 individual buildings, designed by Architect George W. Kelham (a student of Frederick Law Olmsted, architect of Golden Gate Park, Central Park and the "Emerald Necklace in Boston) and constructed by the United States Housing Corporation in 1918 as the permanent component of Project 581, to provide housing for Mare Island Naval Shipyard workers during World War I.
This project was one of only two on the Pacific Coast. The district has a remarkably high degree of integrity. Most of the original residential buildings remain; almost 2/3 of them have survived in their original condition. The residential buildings are detached single-family houses, semi-detached two-family houses and semi-detached two-flat houses, distributed fairly evenly along the street. A sense of individuality among the houses was achieved by using fifteen variations on six basic plans, while visually harmonious streetscapes were created through the use of the Colonial Revival style. This distinctive architectural style of the housing visually distinguished the boundaries of the Bay Terrace district from the surrounding neighborhood. Although the subdivision is not currently on the National Register of Historic Places, it does meet the "significant" requirements under criteria A and C for evaluation. 
The newest neighborhoods of Vallejo are located in the northeast section of the city, east of Interstate 80 and include the Northgate neighborhood around Costco and the high end Hiddenbrooke with its own golf course in the mountains between Vallejo and Fairfield.
East Vallejo is the largest and most populated, containing newer neighborhoods of the city, which has undergone considerable growth since the late 1940s. East Vallejo begins on the east side of Interstate 80 and includes the "manor neighorhoods" such as Tennessee and Steffan Manor, Silverview, Skyview Terrace, Granada Hills, Greenmont, Somerset Highlands (the most easternly part of Georgia Street; Columbus Parkway is the southern border of East Vallejo. The Woods are all the streets in East Vallejo with the "wood" in them: redwood, rollingwood, oakwood, located on the south east side of the city between I-80 and the eastern-most city limits.
North Vallejo includes "The Crest", a neighborhood located north of Highway 37. The Crest is famously known for the neighborhoods of national rap artists Mac Dre and Mac Mall, as it is mentioned frequently in both of their lyrics. "Rancho" is a neighborhood located on the northwest side of the city near American Canyon. North Vallejo's boundaries include Interstate 80 on the east and Highway 37 on the South.
South Vallejo is located south of York and Marin Streets and is sometimes known as "Hillside", the "Su side", or "Beverly Hills". South Vallejo is famous for being the birthplace of the famous Vallejo rap group The Click, as well as B-Legit's record label Sic-Wid-It records. The southwest area of Vallejo includes Glen Cove, a neighborhood located where Interstates 80 and 780 meet, near Benicia. It boasts views of the Carquinez Strait, including the newly build westbound Carquinez Bridge. Most of the home construction in this area was completed in the 1980s but includes some of the most expensive housing in the city. South Vallejo also has another historic area "Sandy Beach", the first area in Vallejo to be settled. Although this area is located in South Vallejo, Sandy Beach is actually unincorporated Solano County. The houses here, located on the shore at the mouth of the Napa River, were formerly fishing shacks originally built in the 1800s. It is rumoured that Jack London used to play poker at the age of 16 in the shack on the pier directly across the water (shack torn down and replaced with a house).
South Vallejo has other historic buildings, including a rare 1869 historic mansion, the only one of its kind left in Vallejo. The Starr Mansion--named after Abraham Dubois Starr who built the structure--sits on top of a hill and offers panoramic views of the City of Vallejo, the waterways of San Francisco Bay, Mare Island and the picturesque hillso. The beautiful, unique architecture is Second Empire Italianate. Now a bed and breakfast, the mansion is filled with furniture and accessories of the period. The two adjoining parlors have matching Italian marble fireplaces and breath-taking unique gold leaf light fixtures original to the structure.
Mare Island, former home to the oldest Naval Base west of the Mississippi and decommissioned in 1996, has the newest homes in the City as well as some of the oldest. Touro University, located on the south side of the island, has plans to build a state-of-the-art cancer research center. This project, combined with the new neighborhoods, is poised to revitialize Mare Island and have a positive impact on the entire city, especially West Vallejo. As one of the nation’s oldest decommissioned shipyard & naval bases, Mare Island has a rich history and contains many National Historic Landmark buildings, including a 19th century industrial brick warehouse, the Coal Shed Artists Studios, Officers Mansions, designated historic landscapes Alden Park and Chapel Park, the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi, and Saint Peters Chapel, a nondenominational church built in 1901 that boasts the largest collection of actual Louis Comfort Tiffany stain-glass windows on the west coast.
The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who was active in Northern California during the 1960s. The Zodiac Killer is a Serial killer who operated in Northern California in the late 1960s The Zodiac Killer is a Serial killer who operated in Northern California in the late 1960s A serial killer is a person who Murders usually three or more people with a "cooling off" period between each murder and whose motivation for killing is largely based Northern California is the northern portion of the US state of California. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 He claimed to have killed 37, but only 7 victims were confirmed, two of which survived. Two of his victims, Michael Renault Mageau, 19, and Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin, 22, were attacked within the city limits of Vallejo at the Blue Rocks Springs Golf Course parking lot. Mageau survived the attack, while Ferrin was DOA at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. His first confirmed victims, David Arthur Faraday, 17, and Betty Lou Jensen, 16, were killed on Lake Herman Road which goes through both Vallejo and Benicia, however, the victims were just inside the city limits of Benicia. Benicia is a waterside city in Solano County, California, United States. The mountain overlooking Blue Rock Springs Park and Golf Course is known to locals as "Zodiac's Cave".
The Zodiac Killer sent letters and cryptograms to the Vallejo Times Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, and San Francisco Examiner after his murders. The San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H The San Francisco Examiner is a US daily Newspaper. It has been published continuously in San Francisco, California, since These letters described parts of the scenes only he would know and also hinted at his identity, future murders, and threats to others such as school children and Halloween trick-or-treaters.
Both the Vallejo Police Department and San Francisco Police Department investigated the murders but were never able to solve the case. The San Francisco Police Department, also known as the SFPD, is the police department of the City and County of San Francisco California. The case was marked inactive in April 2004 but was reopened before March 2007. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The case also remains open in additional jurisdictions. The story of the Zodiac Killer is outlined in Robert Graysmith’s book Zodiac and the 2007 film by David Fincher entitled Zodiac. Robert Graysmith (born September 17, 1942) is a True-crime author of the books Zodiac; Zodiac Unmasked the Identity of America's Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. David Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American film and Music video director known for his dark and stylish portraits of Zodiac is a 2007 American film directed by David Fincher and based on Robert Graysmith 's non-fiction book of the same name