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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.

BUSD’s Online Registration will Save Parents Time

Benicia Unified’s Superintendent heard and reacted to parent requests to register their students online for the upcoming school year.

Benicia Library caters to Teens

The extraordinary Benicia Public Library, the hub of downtown Benicia, offers many special programs to its patrons, including teens, who have their very own “zone.”

Contests, Games and More at Benicia Bark for Life

Benicia’s First Street Green plays host to the annual Bark for Life, an event that raises awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Summer Movie Magic at City Park Gazebo

With picnic blankets, pillows and popcorn, Benicia families turn out in droves for the Movie Night Under the Stars summer offerings.

Two Unique Art Exhibits this Month at the Benicia Library

The Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library will feature paintings by Tom Stanton in the exhibit “My Town is a River Town at the Edge of Land,” and the exhibit “Sublime: Prints on Paper,” featuring the works of artists Susan De Haven and Carol Brent Levin.

Benicia Emergency Alert Notification System

To Disseminate important information, whether from extreme weather or other potential emergencies, the City of Benicia is encouraging residents to sign-up with AlertBenicia, the citywide emergency alert system. Notifications can be via text, email or phone calls.