Delightful Semple event for a good cause Regarding the Jan. 30 article on Robert Semple Elementary, I attended the school’s second annual Teacher Lip Sync Battle on Thursday, Feb. 1. The event was a delight. A shout-out is needed to the teachers and other staff members who participated in the program. As a retired teacher […]
A financial revolt is coming This is not fiction. This is what this very fine city is facing. I do not ask the residents/voters to believe me. Vice Mayor Young posted an article about this issue on “Benicia Happenings.” Sorry, posting is not the answer. Action is. It is all about the underfunded CalPERS retiree […]
By Judie Donaldson I have developed a new–and unwelcome–habit in my almost 80 years of life. Can you guess what it is? Oh, that’s an unfair question. At my age, there are a lot of unwanted new habits that are all too possible: having less energy. being less agile, succumbing to naps, not being […]
A rainy day will beat a sunny day any day. I’ll tell the sun to go away. Splashing in a puddle, kids play! I like walking in the rain it’s entertaining. Forget the sunshine, I hold an umbrella and enjoy the rain show. The day is mine. Tomorrow, who knows?
High school diplomas for war veterans According to the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers, 17 percent of World War II veterans, 11 percent of Korean War veterans, and 5 percent of Vietnam War veterans do not have a high school diploma. The Solano County Office of Education is proud to participate in “Operation […]
Compiled by Nick Sestanovich 75 years ago Board Refuses Los Angeles “Scrap Plyboard” Makeshift For Benicia School Children (Feb. 11, 1943) Refusal by the Board of Trustees of the Benicia Unified School District to accept demountable former WPA storehouses constructed from plyboard to house Benicia school children has failed to check the FWA regional office […]