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Performing Artists Blossom at BHS

Performing Artists Blossom at BHS

Performing Artists Blossom at BHS This Spring, Benicia’s youth takes the stage. We can expect a dance showcase and Seussical, the musical, to grace the Hayley Horn Auditorium. Led by Erica Pecho and Colleen McAdams respectively, Benicia High School’s students will...

Bloom!

Bloom!

Wandering the wildflowers Walk and hike and bike Feature photo by Michael Van Auken There’s nothing so lovely as spring in Solano County. It boasts a variety of terrain that ranges from sweeping mountain vistas, to gently rolling hills and flat tidal marshes. We have...

Spring Birding: Gandering at Gaggles

Spring Birding: Gandering at Gaggles

Diverse geese grace our waterfront this spring Despite their efforts, the local Canada Geese had no bearing on my decision to move to Benicia in 2022. I tend to ignore them when I’m not actively avoiding them, a habit I developed while growing up in a San Jose suburb....

Experience the Wonder of Local Wetlands

Experience the Wonder of Local Wetlands

Wandering the Wetlands Join me on a morning stroll through a unique wetland in our own community: The Cordelia Slough. A slough (pronounced “slew”) is a type of wetland where freshwater and tidal ocean water mix along a stream or river. This unique environment...

Benicia Real Estate Outlook 2024

Benicia Real Estate Outlook 2024

Downward Interest Rates Bring a Wave of New Buyers We all need a place to live. We all need to live within our means and budget, too. If you are reading this article, you have likely chosen to live in Benicia, or you want to live here someday. Listening to national...

Local Author Hazel Jacks

Local Author Hazel Jacks

Turning the Page with Hazel Jacks With writers like Jack London connected to our small town, there were bound to be more wordsmiths to follow. I recently got the chance to chat with longtime Benicia resident and recently published author Hazel Jacks about her Fire...

Lucca Beer Garden is Growing

Lucca Beer Garden is Growing

Lucca Beer Garden is Growing Opening in 2016, Lucca Beer Garden was the brainchild of Jan Lucca, Sonya Battersby, and a few outside music lovers. It was a hit right from the start.  Beginning slowly, the Beer Garden attracted talented local musicians and a few big...

Remembering Activist Fannie Lou Hamer

Remembering Activist Fannie Lou Hamer

Black History Month: Remembering Activist Fannie Lou Hamer Fannie Lou Hamer was born in 1917 in Mississippi.  Hamer was one of 20 children born to Lou Ella and James Lee Townsend. When Hamer was six years old, she picked cotton alongside her family. During this time...

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