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Haunted Alcatraz

Haunted Alcatraz

“We’re all of us haunted and haunting.”   Chuck Palahniuk Living here in beautiful Alta California, we are accustomed to sunny vistas of dramatic green hills and mountains, and the spectacular and ever changing Pacific’s   picturesque shores.  But not all classic...

One House Bakery: A story of Perseverance

One House Bakery: A story of Perseverance

Imagine dedicating your life to a love of food. Now imagine losing your sense of taste and smell after contracting COVID-19. That's exactly the scenario that Cordon Bleu-trained chef, Hannalee Pervan secretly faced for the past seven months until recently sharing her...

October Playlist

October Playlist

Boo! And just like that, Halloween time has crept up on us once again. 👻  The air is getting cooler, everything is pumpkin spice, and porches are glowing with Jack-o’-lanterns. With our fingers crossed that the kids will be trick or treating this year, we can...

Hidden Benicia: A Park of Iron and Beauty

Hidden Benicia: A Park of Iron and Beauty

Benicia Industrial Park is a hard-working, big-shouldered city within a city. It is a place of heavy trucks and locomotives, of a crane lifting a steel beam and hard goods being unloaded at a warehouse dock. The ten-minute trip from the tranquil shores of Southampton...

The New Chamber of Commerce

The New Chamber of Commerce

As Benicians, we’re all mostly familiar with the storefronts and businesses on First Street. We notice when a new business pops up, or an old favorite sadly vacates. But one First Street presence that has remained unchanged for many years, in fact, for this writer’s...

Southampton Shopping Center Sold

Southampton Shopping Center Sold

In early August, tenants of the Southampton Shopping Center received notice that real estate investment trust Kimco Realty had merged with Southampton’s owner Weingarten Realty; the operation will continue as Kimco Realty. According to its website, Kimco is North...

Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage

Benicia's Spanish Roots “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” -Cesar Chavez National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, and recognizes the contributions...

Mannequin Auction

Mannequin Auction

Proceeds to Charity The public is invited to view and bid on twelve artist-created mannequins at a Mannequin Auction on Tuesday, September 14, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the elegant and historic Jefferson Mansion at 1063 Jefferson St. Three galleries along First Street...

Benicia Dog Festival

Benicia Dog Festival

A Doggone Good Time If you’ve been in Benicia for long enough, you know by now that we love festivals and fairs. Sections of our Main Street have been blocked off for the Peddler’s Fair, car shows, the Christmas tree lighting, and more events than we can remember....

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