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Benicia Dog Festival

Benicia Dog Festival

A Doggone Good Time If you’ve been in Benicia for long enough, you know by now that we love festivals and fairs. Sections of our Main Street have been blocked off for the Peddler’s Fair, car shows, the Christmas tree lighting, and more events than we can remember....

Nuts & Bolts: John Swett

Nuts & Bolts: John Swett

Part 1 With the post-pandemic return to in-person classrooms, there will be a lot of attention on education.  And so, it would be an appropriate time to look into our California schooling system, which took root in the mid 1850s.  It was influenced by a progressive...

Dog Friendly Benicia

Dog Friendly Benicia

Dog Days in Benicia After enduring one hell of a year and a half at home, it’s safe to say that our appreciation of dogs has grown. It’s no wonder adoption rates soared during the dark days of lockdown. Dogs offer companionship, joy, and purpose. Need to catch a break...

Back to School: Student Success

Back to School: Student Success

Establishing Partnerships and Routines for Student Success with Dr. Zoee Bartholomew, Ed.D. Navigating the educational system can be a daunting task for both students and parents. The road from Transitional Kindergarten to 12th Grade can appear as a tactical course,...

THE RIGHT DOG FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE

THE RIGHT DOG FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE

One of the most common complaints among dog trainers is that many clients choose breeds of dogs whose innate behavior and temperament are totally inappropriate for their lifestyles. In fact, many people don’t even consider innate behavior or temperament when choosing...

Hidden Benicia: The Coyotes of Southampton

Hidden Benicia: The Coyotes of Southampton

A family is in hiding in the hills of Benicia, a family considered by many to be dangerous and a threat to cats and small dogs. They are Mr. and Mrs. Coyote and their offspring.  Their home—sssh, don’t tell anyone—is in the open space off Hastings Drive at “The...

Let it Bee

Let it Bee

Beekeepers thank Benicia gardeners These past two years have been hard on all of us, and always on my mind is my beloved community, Benicia.  My partner and I wanted to share our gratitude to the gardeners around town. We especially wanted to let the Benicia residents...

Advertorial: Is it time to get pet insurance?

Advertorial: Is it time to get pet insurance?

Here at Stephanie Scanlan’s State Farm office, we have a special place in our hearts for fur babies. We understand that our pets are more than just animals...they are  lifelong companions and a significant part of our families. That is why it is so important that all...

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