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Measure C at Work

Measure C at Work

“C” Your Success – Measure "C" at Work In 2014, as Benicia was climbing its way out of the Great Recession, voters approved Measure C, a one cent-on-the-dollar local sales tax allocated to the General Fund. Specifically, the funds raised by this tax were meant to...

Hamann Foundation

Hamann Foundation

Hamann Foundation: The Story of the Little Red Corvette Sometimes we just know we have to help in whatever way we can.  Jeannie and Tim Hamann, longtime Benicia residents, worked for years raising money for the American Cancer Association after they lost a close...

Harmony Organics

Harmony Organics

Harmony Organics: Growing Together It is easy to take the soil beneath our feet for granted. We tend to think of it as a stagnant, lifeless thing. And perhaps your garden’s soil truly has reached that point; unable to support much other than scrappy weeds. On the...

Hidden Benicia: Stalking the Wild Goldfields

Hidden Benicia: Stalking the Wild Goldfields

Stalking the Wild Goldfields Benicia State Recreation Area is one of the oldest and most popular hangouts in town. But when you’re there with Bert Johnson it becomes an almost entirely new place, full of rare treasures and fresh discoveries.Bert is a Benician and a...

Nuts and Bolts: A Scent of the Past

Nuts and Bolts: A Scent of the Past

Last fall, wanting to expand into new categories, I began evaluating small artisan candlemakers. The adventure began on Etsy, where I discovered an unexpected scent called “Hardware Store.”  This was part of a masculine line of unique smells like French Fry, Gone...

Hidden Benicia: Here Come the Goats

Hidden Benicia: Here Come the Goats

San Juan Capistrano has its swallows. Pacific Grove has its monarch butterflies, and Maui its humpback whales. Here in Benicia, we have our goats. Granted, our town’s billies and nannies do not migrate here seasonally as these other creatures do in these other places....

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