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Fourth of July Festivities

Benicia’s celebrations are back in full swing! Photography by Luke George After the past few years, holidays and events have slowly been ramping back up. All of the usual and beloved Fourth of July festivities on First Street, including the fireworks show at the...

Sleeping under the stars: Summer camping

Sleeping Under the Stars Feature photo by Luke George When the weather is inviting, the smell of campfires and pine trees lure many of us into the woods and mountains for camping trips. At the start of summer, when the days are getting longer, or perhaps in fall when...

Rad Dad: Marty Jones

In honor of Father’s Day, meet Marty Jones: one local dad who’s going above and beyond for his family and community. Photos by Luke George Photography What is it about Benicia that keeps so many people in town for decades? Is it the unparalleled views of the water,...
Fourth of July Festivities

Fourth of July Festivities

Benicia’s celebrations are back in full swing! Photography by Luke George After the past few years, holidays and events have slowly been ramping back up. All of the usual and beloved Fourth of July festivities on First Street, including the fireworks show at the...

Kid Craft Corner: Fourth of July Crafts

Kid Craft Corner: Fourth of July Crafts

Most of us would say that the Fourth of July is a hallmark of summertime. Personally, the Sandlot movie stands as the true emblem of the season. The Fourth of July immediately transports me to the scene of the boys cracking their baseball bats under a sky of...

Booktails: “The Perishing”

Booktails: “The Perishing”

The Perishing by Natashia Deón “When you can recognize a pattern, you can change an outcome. Change a pattern in your own life, you change your whole life. But I tell you the truth, the only pattern worth repeating is kindness.” The Perishing, by Natashia Deón, is a...

Wagner at the Empress

Wagner at the Empress

Wagner at the Empress: The Show Goes On! In January, we ran an article about the Empress Theatre reopening and hosting an evening of music by the composer Richard Wagner. Unfortunately, Covid restrictions prevented that show from taking place. Now, however, it has...

Pam Dixon, A Benicia Original

Pam Dixon, A Benicia Original

Featured Artist at Arts Benicia Long-time Benicia resident Pam Dixon will be the featured artist in an exhibition that opens on Saturday, July 23, in the Showcase Gallery at Arts Benicia. The exhibition will include paintings, mixed media, and ceramic works, and run...

Valley Fine Foods: This year’s Eco Award winner

Valley Fine Foods: This year’s Eco Award winner

Valley Fine Foods: This year’s Eco Award winner Packaged foods manufacturers aren’t often touted for their “green” initiatives. And yet, tucked away in the Benicia Industrial Park is Valley Fine Foods, winner of this year’s Eco Award, presented by Republic Services....

Bar None: Mason Mixologist

Bar None: Mason Mixologist

Mason Mixologist: Mix and Match Camping Cocktails It’s that time of year again. Pack up your tent, bear spray, dogs and kids. We’re going camping! If you’re like me, when a white claw doesn’t cut it when digging your hole by the tree, I got you covered. Purchase some...

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