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An Auspicious approach to the Number 13

As Benicia Magazine enters its 13th year, we offer 13 random facts that involve the number we consider to be quite lucky.

Is Your Home Ready for Holiday Guests?

This holiday season, a thoughtful approach to the needs of guests will reap rewards for everyone. From bed linens to fresh flowers, create a welcoming environment for friends and family.

Dennis Sheil Exhibit Beyond The Brush At Milinda Perry Gallery

The Milinda Perry Salon in downtown Benicia will host the abstract paintings of internationally recognized local artist Dennis Sheil, through October 31.

Community Theater Adds to a Town’s Social Capital

From her younger days in theater, Christina developed a healthy appreciation for local theater and the volunteer commitment needed to pull off a production. She’s now on the board of the Benicia Old Town Theatre Group.

A First Street Primer, I Street to J Street

Downtown Benicia’s 900 block features popular restaurants Nine Zero Seven, Venticello’s, Pacifica Pizza and Matsuri Sushi, as well as two salons.

A Series of Short Films at Annual Benicia Weekend Event

The fourth annual event, the Benicia International Film Festival features a wide range of genres in a series of short films over Labor Day weekend, providing funding for a new public art initiative.

Musings on the Summer of Love & its Idealistic Goals

After visiting the de Young Museum’s exhibit, The Summer of Love Experience on the50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, Christina Strawbridge has a new appreciation of a movement that changed the world.

A First Street Primer, H Street to I Street

Downtown Benicia’s 800 block features popular restaurants Camellia Tea Room and Aroma Indian Cuisine, as well as healing arts and specialty salons and spas.

August in Benicia: A great month for Antiquing

The blue backdrop of the Carquinez Strait shows off many antiques and vintage stores along Benicia’s First Street, plus a few in Martinez, and the huge annual Peddler’s Fair, perfect for browsing on a summer’s day.

Centennial Anniversary for Vallejo Choral Society

This enduring community chorus—with Benicians comprising half its membership—begins rehearsals August 30, 2017, for its centennial season.