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The Tide is Turning For Vallejo’s Mare Island

Mare Island is poised to make the transition from a closed WWII Naval Shipyard to a vibrant mixed usage site. New distilleries and wineries are filling the old Coal Shed buildings and modular housing will aid Bay Area housing challenges.

Benicia’s Emerging Coffeehouse Culture

Support from Friends Helps Three Women with Work-life Balance

Tara Bottini-allen, Erin Taylor and Nicole Yarbrough support each other, in finding ways to balance careers they are passionate about in the town they love.

Simplify & De-clutter this Spring with Annie Fix It

Benician Ann Corcoran shares her downsizing skills as she reimagines her life after her husband, Michael Nourot, passed away. With her new business, Annie Fix It, she helps others achieve the fine art of simplifying their lives.

Import Business Takes William Berg All Over The World

Benicia French antiques dealer and co-owner of The Dharma Door travels the world to source leather club chairs, small items and hand made goods from Bangladesh.

Three small and interesting businesses

Three interesting and unique Benicia businesses specialize in customer needs: A specialty gourmet food market, home-helper services, and life coaching.

Elizabeth Arden & Helena Rubenstein Rise to Power

After seeing the Broadway musical “War Paint,” where two strong women created global empires in the 20th century, Christina Strawbridge recalls her mom’s and sister’s foray into the beauty industry.

Moderate Growth for Benicia Housing Market?

Like many communities, balancing affordability and growth with pressures on infrastructure is a challenge. But the continued inventory shortage means equity should continue to grow.

Things to Do from J Street to Military West

Along Benicia’s the mile-long First Street, this is our final segment of what’s where in each block. Don’t miss a Hawaiian meal at Got Plate Lunch, visit an art gallery and explore City Park.

An Auspicious approach to the Number 13

As Benicia Magazine enters its 13th year, we offer 13 random facts that involve the number we consider to be quite lucky.