Touro hands out Lamplighter awards

Not that Buck Kamphausen would ever mock an award he was graciously handed. But even the Vallejo businessman and automobile collector couldn’t help but be playful accepting the Touro “Bull Award” at Thursday night’s Lamplighter Gala & Awards at the Farragut Inn on Mare Island. “I thought they forgot the other four-letter word that goes…

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Franti finds foundation founder for music video

Another day, another chance for Pati Navalta Poblete to turn her son Robby’s tragic death into something meaningful. Not that the former Vallejoan-turned-Fairfield resident ever thought she would be in a music video. However, half-joking that she was worried she would have to dance, Navalta Poblete is thrilled that singer/songwriter Michael Franti tabbed her as…

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Vallejo Police Department, foundations host gun buyback event

One hundred and fifteen. That’s how many firearms were surrendered Saturday during the Solano County Gun Buyback 2018 event held at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo. The buyback event was presented by the Vallejo Police Department in partnership with the Robby Poblete and Eric Reyes foundations. Pati Navalta-Poblete underscored what Saturday’s event truly meant.…

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Poblete’s spirit shines at Glo Run

Even though Robby Poblete was murdered just over four years ago, but his spirit shined extremely bright Saturday night at the second annual 5K Glo Run at the Vallejo Waterfront Weekend. For the second consecutive year the Robby Poblete Foundation put together a run that featured a few hundred participants, most of them dressed up…

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