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Opening Day on the Strait Returns

Opening Day on the Strait Returns

Opening Day on the Straits Returns from Benicia Yacht Club and Benicia Marina Photos by Luke George Photagraphy “I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tideIs a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;And all I ask is a windy day with...

Kid Craft Corner: Nature Crafts

Kid Craft Corner: Nature Crafts

May is upon us! It’s that joyous time right in between spring and summer–we can still soak up the glory of the California super blooms all around us and (as my mother would say) “spit to summer!” These crafts go beyond just keeping idle hands busy; they encourage...

Nuts and Bolts: Mr. Oswald

Nuts and Bolts: Mr. Oswald

A Comic Superhero Saves A Family Institution The office was closet-sized. Squeezed inside sat an old gray filing cabinet topped by a black desk phone with no dial; these were the days of operator-assisted calls where the caller lifted the handset and waited for an...

Hidden Benicia: War of the Plant Worlds at BSRA

Hidden Benicia: War of the Plant Worlds at BSRA

War of the Plant Worlds at Benicia State Recreation Area There is a silent war being waged in Benicia State Recreation Area and Bert Johnson, a city resident and a top-tier botanist, is standing in one of its battlegrounds. “See this?” he says in a disgusted tone....

Mother’s Day Picnic

Mother’s Day Picnic

Supper’s On creates picture-worthy picnics that can take place on beaches, at parks, and in backyards. Photos by Luke George Photography In order for businesses to survive the unpredictability of Covid, a high level of adaptability and ingenuity is essential. Luckily...

Mother and Daughter Entrepreneurs

Mother and Daughter Entrepreneurs

This Mother’s Day, we decided to shine a light on some of the inspiring mother-daughter stories that can be found in our small business community. Wheels Up Wealth Frances and Bridget Harkins are the mother-daughter duo behind Wheels Up Wealth, a local financial...

Benicia X-Park Skatepark

Benicia X-Park Skatepark

Benicia X-Park Skatepark: Haven for Novice and Pro Photos by Luke George Photography Benicia’s skatepark hosts scores of kids, young adults and a few oldsters every day. They are on skateboards, scooters and bikes, each challenging the various sections of this amazing...

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