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Many Details to Decide Regarding Marijuana Use and Cultivation

Based on results of a citizen survey, the Benicia city council is looking to draft an ordinance by the end of the year to decide whether or not to allow marijuana dispensaries and/or commercial cultivation.

Iconic Winery turns 40

Wine tasting, food pairings and entertainment welcomed guests to Grgich Hills Estate July 29, where Mike Grgich and Austin Hills were honored with a ceremony for their contributions to the wine industry.

A Plethora of Interesting Jobs for Author Steven Boyett

Self-proclaimed “world's greatest left-handed didgeridoo-playing science fiction & fantasy writer and DJ,” Boyett talks about his life’s interesting trajectory.

Fine Art, Fine Wine, Craft Beer, Hors d’oeuvres and Music

This year’s annual art auction, a sell-out event, showcases local, original artworks with a live and silent auction, photo booth, DJ, dancing and more.

A Dream Come True for VOENA, Benicia’s Children’s Choir

Benicia’s world-traveling children’s singing group has performed around the globe at prestigious venues, including The White House, and is now preparing to sing at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

Organizing Women’s Wardrobes helps Change Perspectives

After 20 years as an executive in the legal industry, Benicia’s Lisa Reep begins a second career with her business, Closet Concierge, helping women organize their wardrobes for life changes and self-discovery.

A Series of Short Films at Annual Benicia Weekend Event

The fourth annual event, the Benicia International Film Festival features a wide range of genres in a series of short films over Labor Day weekend, providing funding for a new public art initiative.

Musings on the Summer of Love & its Idealistic Goals

After visiting the de Young Museum’s exhibit, The Summer of Love Experience on the50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, Christina Strawbridge has a new appreciation of a movement that changed the world.

A First Street Primer, H Street to I Street

Downtown Benicia’s 800 block features popular restaurants Camellia Tea Room and Aroma Indian Cuisine, as well as healing arts and specialty salons and spas.

A Basic Ketchup Recipe for Home Grown Tomatoes

Use your bumper crop of cherry (or any variety) tomatoes to make a healthier version of ketchup at home. It’s versatile, sweet and a delicious accompaniment to burgers, fries and more.