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A Renaissance Man with a World View

Retired educator Tom Young, often found at the Benicia Dog Park or traveling the world, inspired a generation of kids to overcome their fear of science.

Houston Robertson’s One-woman Show Victory for the Recycled Virgin

When Houston Robertson’s life path took an unexpected turn, she reinvented herself as a solo performer.

Vintage French goods find a home in downtown Benicia

Julie Chiodo’s Bayside Vintage Living is a fun shop offering home, gift and garden items—a treat to the eyes of those who like a laid-back, vintage vibe with French flair.

Bio: After 20 years At Artcentric, Aline Karpoyan Still Inspires Creativity In Kids

From war-torn Beirut, Aline Karpoyan, former kindergarten teacher and for the past twenty years, owner of downtown Benicia shop Artcentric, continues to delight local school children at the paint your own pottery studio.

“It’s All about Storytelling”

David Dodd, Benicia Public Library’s new director of library and cultural services, discusses his transition into the role, being a librarian, family man, gardener and musician, and his dog named Benicia.

Interview: Social Worker & Mom Of Seven, Asha Allen Finds Time For Marathon Swimming

Adoptive Father of Three, David Sells on His “Deepest Reward”

Deeply rooted and active in the Community, IT Developer, musician, sailor and lay minister David Sells talks about family life with husband Yann Jourvenot, two dogs and their three active boys.

A three-city vacation to Manhattan, Charleston NC, and, Bermuda!

After seeing a Broadway play in the Big Apple, Bermuda beckons as the perfect meeting spot with friends: The Strawbridge’s (Benicia) meet the Higgs (London) for a relaxing beach holiday before heading to Charleston, South Carolina.

A Fun Getaway Road Trip from Yolo to Mendocino

Food & travel writer Bob Ecker takes us on a journey (in a fast, sexy car) from Winters, California, to Mendocino, sampling food, beer, wine and country inns.

Food, Events & Fun Places to Stay in the Northbay

A companion guide to Eckers’ road trip from Yolo County to Mendocino along Highway 128, with events and accommodations hitting all the entertainment high notes of the area.