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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,…

Union Hotel Restaurant & Bar

Built in 1852, the Union Hotel Bar and Grill has survived fires, earthquakes, times of peace and times of turmoil. A variety of owners have operated the establishment since the early Gold Rush days and, most recently, the Union Hotel…

Benicia Natives

What is a native plant? California hosts approximately 6,500 species, subspecies, and varieties of plants that occur naturally in the state, and many of these are found nowhere else in the world. Some are adapted to unique habitats or harsh…

Food is Free Benicia

While the simple act of growing an edible garden may seem neutral and innocuous, it has the power to be a revolutionary act. Heather Pierini bore witness to this possibility when she saw the community ties her grandparents built by…

Sepay Groves – A taste of Italy

Joel and Peggy Quartemont founded Sepay Groves in 2005, in Fairfield. In 2018, they made the move to Benicia where they now have a wonderful and aromatic shop at 364 First Street. The Quartemonts are active advocates for their product,…

Kristine Passalacqua

The name Passalacqua is very well known in the city of Benicia, and is usually associated with the Passalacqua Funeral Chapel. However, Kristine Passalacqua is also well known in her own right for her commitment to the St. Dominic’s Conference…

Benicia Real Estate

As the social distancing restrictions are loosening, home buyers and sellers are re-engaging in the real estate market. While there was already a shortage of homes on the market, we saw a drop in the number of new listings compared…

Music Scene

Normally, we would be submitting a schedule of local music listings for the month ahead. As we go to press, reporting is indefinite as restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic all point to a summer season – and beyond – …

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