Thursday was a milestone in California’s regulation of cannabis with 20 recreational/medical retail permits being issued by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control. Retail sales of recreational cannabis can begin in San Diego, Santa Cruz, and tiny Shasta Lake as early as 9 a.m. on Jan. 1 with first-quarter adult use cannabis taxes due April […]
Dave Jones, a candidate in the 2018 California attorney general race, spoke at the November meeting of the Progressive Democrats of Benicia Club held Monday at the Benicia Senior Center. Thirty-five people attended this meeting. Jones was elected State Insurance Commissioner in 2010 and was re-elected to that position in 2014 which he still serves. […]
Since posting my editorial on cannabis in the Benicia Herald on Nov. 3, I’ve had ample opportunity to review many comments both here and on social media sites Nextdoor and Facebook’s “Benicia Happenings” group. While many share my view that cannabis shops are no more deleterious to our community than another coffee shop or nail […]
I’ve been following Benicia’s progress toward implementing the 2016 Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64). Californians passed the act with a 57 percent majority, with 42 percent voting against. In Benicia, it passed with 63 percent of voters in favor. After decades of debate over the pros and cons of cannabis use, we’ve finally […]
(This post has been updated from the print edition) My hat is off to the full slate of capable and qualified people vying for positions on our City Council. Anyone who follows the workings of this body knows well the time and commitment required in what’s too often a thankless job. Being a 13-year resident […]
WHEN MY FAMILY MOVED TO BENICIA IN 2003, we spent our first week in the Best Western on East Second Street. During our stay we met several workers visiting from refineries in Texas to assist with projects at local refineries. During breakfast, I mentioned to one of them that we had bought a house in […]
ONCE AGAIN, ONE OF OUR LOCAL PUNDITS has attempted to cast doubt on human-caused climate change or “global warming” (“Let’s call it ‘climate disruption’ — yeah, that’s the ticket!” June 6). What he presents is a hodgepodge of quotes cherry-picked from various sources for their apparent failing to accurately predict the consequences of global warming […]
AS A REGULAR READER of The Herald’s editorial page, in recent weeks I noticed that a fellow citizen continues to write and publish various bits of weather data from the U.S. and California. His postings appear to imply that climate change does not exist.