Thanksgiving: Celebrate Small

In March of 2020, the thought of Covid persisting beyond a few months seemed unlikely. We felt sad for our friends with March and April birthdays, until we realized we would all get a Covid birthday. Now in November, we are still…

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Late Fall Hikes

Late fall hikes around the Bay Area As we descend deeper into fall and begin to feel the heralding chill of winter, you might be tempted to pack away the hiking boots and hunker down on the couch. But don’t…

Bookshop Benicia 

Longtime Bookshop Benicia proprietor Christine Mayall has never had a year quite like 2020. Her bookstore on First Street is a veritable fixture, having moved from the Southampton Shopping Center in 2012, where she first set up shop in 1993.…

Benicia Real Estate Q&A - November 2020

Q: What’s the most important thing to do when selling your house in winter? This issue's answer is submitted by Judy Foster of Coldwell Banker. A: Being on the market during the winter presents unique challenges and opportunities. Take a…

Weathering the Uncertain Storm of Virtual Learning

“The mute button. Yeah, the mute button. Hit the button next to ‘end call.’” “It’s okay, we’re all learning.” “Yes, I do see your dog!” These words are uttered repeatedly in virtual classrooms. You have probably heard the word “mute”…

Benicia Real Estate Q&A - October 2020

“Will interest rates remain low for the foreseeable future?” In the 31 years of my real estate career I have been asked this question countless times. Though it may seem that predicting interest rates requires a crystal ball, there are…

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