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John Passalacqua

John Passalacqua

John (Sherm) Passalacqua is a fixture in this town, as was his father before him and his grandfather and great grandfather. After immigrating to the United States from Italy in the 1880s, Nicola Passalacqua, bought a ranch that covered the present site of the Benicia...

Judie Donaldson

Judie Donaldson

Senior of the Year Carquinez Village is an organization that was designed to assist aging adults by helping to provide services, activities, and educational, social, and cultural programs to their daily lives. Per their vision statement, “Carquinez Village envisions...

Resiliency Guy

Resiliency Guy

“Let the lives we help others live be our measure of success.” -Dr. Robert Martinez One of the many impactful actions leaders do is cultivate a vibrant organization. Great leaders do this by encouraging others to be their absolute best and focusing on individual...

Sergeant Michelle King

Sergeant Michelle King

Meet the newly promoted Sgt. Michelle King, Benicia’s first woman sergeant. Below is her letter to Benicians. I’m 31 years old, grew up in Solano County and have lived most of my life in the area. I graduated from California State University, Chico, with honors, with...

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