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Benicia Parks & Community Services Department Superintendent Ann Dunleavy Wants to Create Memories for Kids

Ann Dunleavy, Benicia’s Parks and Community Services Superintendent, talks about her passion for finding and maintaining fun programs for community members of all ages.

Eleven Remaining Mothball Fleet Ships On Active Duty

Suisun Bay’s National Defense Reserve Fleet, which has been shrinking steadily this decade, is part of MARAD’s 99 ships at three reserve sites to be used in case of national emergencies.

Bringing Joy to Senior Citizens and the Homeless with the Gift of Song

The Carquinez Choraliers, a musical group founded by Benicia’s Jeanie Brown, entertains and brightens the lives of Benicia and Vallejo seniors with songs from Broadway shows and movies from bygone eras.

Halloween’s History & Lore Enhance a Month of Benicia Halloween Fun

Benicia’s annual Halloween extravaganzas provide a month of fun with events for people of all ages. These include the 7th annual Trunk or Treat, Ghost Walks, Zombie Brew Crawl, Haunted Open House and more.

Exuberance & Humanity Help Define The Burning Man Experience

65,000-plus people from all over the world converge at Burning Man on the Nevada desert playa to create a temporary city each year; a non-commercial, unforgettable sensory feast: a mixture of art and architecture, rollicking raves, art cars, music, fashion and other forms of human imagination.

Going Beyond Produce At The Benicia Farmers Market

60 Vendors display a variety of wares at the Benicia Farmers Market—in addition to produce, there’s grass fed beef and fresh fish, local honey, fresh flowers, baked goods, arts and crafts and more.

Benicia Relay for Life 2016 at Benicia Middle School

This year’s theme for the annual Benicia Relay for Life is “Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.” A number of events are planned including the relay walk, luminaria ceremony and the new Bark for Life.

Telling Benicia’s Story Through Its Iconic Buildings

Benicia’s historical buildings, including the State Capitol, Guard and Engine House, Clock Tower and Commanding Officer’s Quarters, set amongst tree lined streets and waterfront charm, help tell its present-day story.

Benicians Are On The go! From China To Italy; Juneau To Death Valley

The well-known benefits of travel have inspired locals to get out there and experience the world. From China to Italy and many points in the U.S, Benicians are on the go.

Quintessential Family Fun At The Solano County Fair

A slice of Americana, the county fair is a centuries old cultural icon. The annual Solano county fair, July 27-31, 2016, celebrates the best of county offerings in food, music, animals, crafts and more, along with fine entertainment and family fun.