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Retired from the travel industry, Mike has become one of Benicia’s most prolific volunteers.

Benicia’s Mike Caplin wears many volunteer hats with local organizations, so much so that he earned the city’s Volunteer of the Year award.

Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places Helps Preserve Benicia’s Past

Benicia’s proud history stretching back to the Civil War is at the forefront in preserving its iconic buildings through listings on the National Registry of Historic Places. With such a designation, and restoration grants become a higher possibility.

Benicia Soroptimist Holds Wine Tasting Fundraiser 11/12/16 at 7pm.

Proceeds generated from wine and gourmet nibbles event at the Benicia Clock Tower will go towards building a women’s resource center in Benicia, Ca. The wine tasting with food pairing event offers discount tickets for designated drivers.

Benicia Veteran’s Hall Provides Social Outlet and More

The Vets’ Hall in downtown Benicia is a meeting place, social club and event venue where veterans often stop by the old-style canteen for camaraderie.

New railing will stand up better to wind and salt water

The waterfront promenade iron railing at the end of Benicia’s First Street, installed in the early 1990s, begin to deteriorate from the elements. The new railing being installed will be made of stainless steel will better withstand the wind and salt water over time.

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.