August September 2016 web Cover

We have moved to the back half of 2016 already and we are rounding the stretch into the summer. Two months from now we will be out buying pumpkins, watching the World Series (can the Giants keep their even year streak alive?) and enjoying NFL football too. Not to mention Oktoberfest events.

Why look ahead, though, when there is so much to do NOW!!! The days are still long and the nights warm. Take a look at our calendar and discover what events you have been missing before the fall takes hold. Remember, too, that we have plenty more in our online calendar at Be sure to check back to our online calendar regularly for updates and new additions. If you know of an event that is not on our calendar, please let us know so that we can be sure to add it.

Our Local’s Choice Awards is also gearing up for voting. Starting in September our nomination and voting openings up. Make sure to both nominate AND vote for your favorites so that we can share them with all of our readers. Turn to page 25 to get all the details about this year’s contest so that you can nominate and vote for your favorites. Remember that we select one for each county that we are in (Napa, Solano and Contra Costa) so think of your favorites in each.

We are also planning a road trip for this issue. Take a few moments to read about balloon and camel races going on over the border in Nevada inside this issue. We are planning to take a trek to experience them first hand. Come on up and join us as we take in the sights for this adventure. It should be a grand time!!

As always we have a few birthday wishes. Robert Briseno, one of the magazine’s creators, and his wife, Regina, are celebrating not only another revolution around the sun but their anniversary as well! Other Birthday shoutouts go to Karen, Barbara, John, Kenny, Joe, Catherine, Christopher, Clara, Krystle, Jeff, Bob, Pippen, Yvonne, Michael, Duane, Christine, Wendy, Lou, Emily, Debbie, Dora, Therese, Freda, Cindy, Patty, Tricia, Harry, Joanne, Patrick, Cindy, Don, Mel, Derrick, Rich, Diane, Dan, Roberta, Holly, JoEllen, Jim, Eric, Caroline, Bea, Shannon and everyone else we know and love that is celebrating in August and September!


Robert Briseno with VeronicaDeanna and her Dogs






Robert Briseño              & Deanna Baillie