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Measure S Facilities Bond Brings Upgrades To Benicia Schools

The Benicia Unified School District’s Measure S Bond has resulted in a Facilities Master Plan, available to the public on the district’s website, that is generating not only upgrades to aging buildings, but enthusiasm for replacing old classroom layouts (rows of desks) with 21st century learning environments.

Abundant Spring Offerings At Benicia Farmers Market

Asparagus announces spring like no other vegetable, and it is abundant in grocery stores and farmers markets in March and April.

A Cornucopia Of Amenities For Residents & Visitors At Community Park

The 50-acre Benicia Community Park, now 22 years old, has seen continual upgrades and improvements that entice generations of families. A sports complex, dog park, trails, X park, BBQ pits, disc golf, concrete slide, playground, picnic areas and more provide daylong entertainment for visitors and residents.

Trends: A Star Wars-themed Benefit Fashion Show

Star Wars is this year’s theme at the annual Fashion Runway benefit show at the Benicia Clock Tower. The Community Action Council’s Senior Meals on Wheels program is the recipient of the proceeds from the lively annual event, with city dignitaries walking the catwalk.

Benicia Arsenal “Ground Zero” For Artist Open Studios

With A 22-year long legacy of 70+ artists opening their private studios to the public, Arts Benicia launches its biggest event of the year May 7-8. A map of the studios, some of which are live-work, is available at Arts Benicia in the lower Arsenal.

Eighth Annual Footrace At The Water’s Edge

The 8th annual Benicia Run for Education 5K and 10K foot race, April 10, 2016, raises big money for Benicia schools. This year’s event proceeds will fund technology and other programs for students.

Sails Unfurl For Opening Day On The Strait

The annual Benicia Opening Day on the Strait kicks off the boating season once again, April 10, with an annual event that includes opening the Yacht Club to the public, food, games, music and a boat parade.

Interview: Jamie Calderwood, Habitat For Humanity Site Supervisor

After retiring from a 35-year job teaching shop at Benicia Middle School, Jamie Calderwood now spends his days working part time as a site supervisor for Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity, constructing homes.

Proposed Residential Housing For Northern Gateway Project

Interview: Jessica Joy, Owner Of The Edible Yard

An interview with Benicia’s Jessica Joy, who creates edible landscapes: planning creating large and small canopies, then adding in the layers of planting for maximizing a healthy ecosystem. Organic methods are used along with creating drainage swails, using sunlight and ensuring the soil is healthy.