Richard Rico: Table set for ag, & a mare

The Reporter

FOR a long time now, Vallejo has deserved to win one. From the Civil War through WWII, historic Mare Island had spawned everything from man o’ war gunboats to nuclear subs. But the Navy doesn’t live there anymore. When it shut down the shipyard, it left behind a piece of choice real estate desperately looking for a new compass. It found a few golden nuggets—a home builder, a brewery, a thriving medical Touro University.

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