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The Vallejo Sun Anniversary Fundraiser

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It’s been one year since the launch of the Vallejo Sun!

We started our local news publication to cover police, local government, schools and more in Vallejo and Solano County, California, on Sept. 15, 2021, and we’ve accomplished a lot in the last year.

We’ve published hundreds of stories, launched a podcast, and published several major investigations. And we’ve received generous support from numerous community members who have put us on the road to long-term sustainability.

To celebrate, and to show you a little of what it takes to produce this kind of journalism, we've created a special anniversary episode of our podcast. You can hear from each of us why we do the work we do, why we think it matters, and what we have planned for the future of the Vallejo Sun.

But that work is expensive to produce, and at the end of the year, we’ve still got a pretty big gap in our budget.

We’re looking to fill some of that with grants and partnerships. But we could use some extra support from you, our readers, to help us finish this first year in a solid position. That’s why we’re asking you to chip in to help us fill that gap with a one-time contribution today.

Here’s just some of the things we’ve done in the last year:
  • Published approximately 300 stories, ranging from breaking news dispatches to in-depth investigations.
  • Published seven podcast episodes, each providing a detailed examination of a crucial issue in Vallejo and Solano County.
  • Exclusively covered court hearings that gave the most detailed accounting to date of the Vallejo Police Department’s badge-bending scandal.
  • Investigated dysfunction in Vallejo’s Project RoomKey program, leading the city of Vallejo to finally acknowledge that six people died.

Here’s what we have planned for the future:
  • Expanding to cover Vallejo’s rich arts and culture scene.
  • Detailed coverage of the November election in Vallejo, Benicia and the rest of the county.
  • More beat reporting, investigations and podcasts just like we’ve been doing all along.

So please chip in today and help us keep the Vallejo Sun growing in its second year and beyond!
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Donations 

  • Greg Plant
    • $15 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Raquel Aceves
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
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