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Profile: The Ethereal Wadale

Profile: The Ethereal Wadale

The Ethereal Wadale There are few Benicia residents as recognizable as Wadale. If you’re unfamiliar with his name, you’re almost certainly familiar with his appearance. He’s usually dressed in a collage of accoutrements, with beads and jewelry dangling from his hair...

Lathan “Young Lay” Williams

Lathan “Young Lay” Williams

Grateful and Moving Forward: A Conversation with Lathan "Young Lay" Williams and his book ReveLaytionz Bay Area Rapper Young Lay was on the rise of his career, landing a song on the movie soundtrack of New Jersey Drive, a 1995 Spike Lee, 40 Acres and a Mule...

Chairwoman Rhonda Pope

Chairwoman Rhonda Pope

Tradition, Culture, and Gratitude: Chairwoman Rhonda Pope Flores of the Buena Vista band of Me-Wuk Indians Visiting Mission San Jose in present day is to experience a picturesque and peaceful oasis in close proximity to noisy Interstate 680.  This tranquil site belies...

Amelia Morgan Swings into Action

Amelia Morgan Swings into Action

From Benicia to Belmont: Amelia Morgan Swings into Action on the Golf Course “No decision will pay off more than prioritizing your life and giving extreme focus and energy to the things with highest return.” Sometimes pursuing our dreams and passions requires taking...

Mrs. Kathleen Langston

Mrs. Kathleen Langston

Mrs. Kathleen Langston: Real Live "Guardian Angel" Guardian angel, advocate, fairy godmother, lifesaver, protector...these words are all interchangeable and most would agree that they refer to someone who looks after, or is concerned with, the welfare of others. For...

Suisun Valley Wine Country

Suisun Valley Wine Country

Suisun Valley Wine Country: a Hidden Gem Photos of Suisun Valley Wine Country by Luke George With the end of summer and the arrival of fall comes the annual wine country traditions of harvest and crush. Being so close to Napa, many of us are familiar with the wine...

Rad Dad: Marty Jones

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,...

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