Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

06/01/16

Polished and riveted airstreams showcased by Avalon RV

Airstream trailers are a slice of Americana that have kitschy charm, and loads of vintage style and appeal. They are super cool in some circles. One of those circles is the annual lifestyle extravaganza called Sunset Weekend Celebration, a famous event that draws scores to bask in the attractions of Western living. Avalon RV, a Benicia firm specializing in recreational vehicles and all things Airstream, was on hand during this year’s two-day homage to the good life. The city of Benicia also had a booth in the visitor’s section, with staff luring people to spend a day in the city by the bay. For the first time, Sunset Weekend Celebration set up in Cornerstone Sonoma, a collection of artisan stores, gardens and wine-tasting along Highway 121, marked by a pair of gigantic...

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Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

05/26/16

Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

The huge, annual Pirate Festival is happening Father’s Day weekend, June 18-19, 2016. The largest of its kind in California, the festival is a family-friendly event with swashbuckling fun for all.

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Benicia’s Brewing History, And A Resurgence Of Craft Beer

05/25/16

Benicia’s Brewing History, And A Resurgence Of Craft Beer

In addition to the history of beer brewing in Benicia, craft beer makes a strong comeback with micro breweries throughout the Bay Area. Benicia pubs and wine bars are specializing in craft brews on tap and in the bottle.

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Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

05/25/16

Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Benicia’s Wheels in Motion bike and sports shop is still going strong after 25 years, helping locals and area riders fix their bikes, give advice and doing custom fittings for customers to ensure they their bikes are properly set up, along with hosting an unofficial bike club.

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Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

05/25/16

Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

Benicia’s Mark Barnum is a tugboat captain, helping navigate huge ships through the tricky waters of the San Francisco Bay.

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