August 2020

Can It! How to Can at Home

In the last five months, many of us have turned to gardening to pass our time while staying at home; some perhaps trying their hand at growing their own food. And if you’re like many of us, you may have…

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Aperitif: The Before Cocktail

I’m a strong believer in cocktail hour. Especially on a hot breezy Benicia day. I’m talking about the cocktail before dinner. The cocktail to encourage your final takeout decision. The cocktail to start your evening in all the right ways.…

Picket Fences

For Angela Wingate, it’s always a Beautiful Day by the Bay. But a knock on her door will change the life she’s built in the town of Benicia, California, with its bustling main street boasting sparkling lights around every tree,…

Benicia Real Estate August 2020

Q: Are there any changes in what buyers are looking for in a home since the pandemic? As a realtor here in Benicia, I have noticed a sea change as residents grapple with the…

Dog Friendly Benicia

Chances are, if you have walked on any Benicia outdoor trails or downtown, you have come across more than your fair share of happy dogs and their owners. The draw of Benicia as a dog town is not without reason…

Benicia's Hidden Treasure - Michael Trahan

Michael Trahan is one of Benicia's hidden treasures as an artist, humanitarian, and decent guy. Our paths have crossed over the years, often joining forces to benefit local non-profits through staging events.    Normally at this time of year, we…

Wheels Up Wealth

Just as the reality of COVID-19 began rearing its head, a new business opened in the old corner building on K Street. The building has been home to numerous businesses and vocations over the years, including a corner store, preschool,…

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