Mare Island is poised to make the transition from a closed WWII Naval Shipyard to a vibrant mixed usage site. New distilleries and wineries are filling the old Coal Shed buildings and modular housing will aid Bay Area housing challenges.
Steve Shields, a Benicia High teacher with a passion for shop classes, is making sure skilled trades are being taught to eager students including auto mechanics, metal works, welding, building, and construction skills.
David Hagerty used his background as a Police Reporter and Alameda County Jail teacher to become a successful Mystery and Crime novelist. It takes discipline and long hours to bring a book to fruition, but he loves it.
This June, BHS seniors will be the first class to experience graduation at the newly renovated Drolette stadium. Bricks at the stadium entry are part of an ongoing fundraiser to support school programs.