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Avoiding Abuses of Factory Chicken Farms

Backyard chicken farming is on the rise for food, health, self-sufficiency, family enjoyment and even therapeutic benefits.

Benicia Boutique Offers Boho-chic Fashion

Jennifer Negrete’s creative side is evidenced at Collektive Boutique, with quality women’s clothing and jewelry.

Benicia City Council Is Committed To Work Together For The Community

Benicia’s City Council welcomes one new and one returning member as it faces the challenges for the New Year. All Council members look forward to working together in their shared goal of doing what is best for the city and it’s citizens.

Unique, Performance Based Poet Honors Traditions

Benicia’s newest Poet Laureate Thomas Stanton, a performance-based poet, sees his role as a conduit to bring the community together.

Aging in Place for Benicia Senior Citizens

The volunteer-based Carquinez Village is a membership organization aimed at keeping Benicia seniors in their own homes.

Benicia School Children Taught to Recycle Properly

Marie Knutson, recycling coordinator for Republic Services, works to educate students and the public on protecting the environment.

Plants Can Help as California Air Quality Declines

The California Camp Fire and others encouraged many to add houseplants for indoor air filtration.

Community Art Event Brings Benicians Together

Community, artists and poets come together for Arts Benicia’s annual Art of a Community exhibit, opening Jan. 26.

Benicia’s Marilyn Bardet Lives Her Passion For Composting

Composting at home doesn’t have to be complicated, and with simple techniques and tools, can turn even the newbie into a pro.

Great Gifts from Downtown Benicia Shops

The perfect gift for every taste and occasion can be found on First Street, where you can shop, dine and sip your way through the holidays.