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SolTrans Recognized with “Excellence in Motion” Award by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission

SolTrans Recognized with “Excellence in Motion” Award by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Elected officials, SolTrans executives and other dignitaries gather to accept prestigious award for excellence in public transit.

Interview: Sue Frost Alfeld, Water Educator

Interview: Sue Frost Alfeld, Water Educator

Water is on everyone’s minds these days. The state declared an official drought in January, and any amount of rainfall is greeted with joy tempered by the realization that no single storm will make up for three dry years. So Benicia’s water resource education specialist,...

Water-saving Tips For California’s Deep Drought

Water-saving Tips For California’s Deep Drought

Governor Brown declared a state of emergency in January, midway through our third dry winter in a row, as we face what may be the worst drought on record in California. Snowpack in the Sierras is currently down to 12% of normal. The governor has called for a 20% reduction in water use...

Benicia State Parks Get A Short-term Reprieve

Benicia State Parks Get A Short-term Reprieve

In 2012, the Benicia State Parks Association's arduous negotiations with the State avoided closure of the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park. The situation was dire—the Capitol is Benicia’s branding, the cornerstone of our identity and the shining centerpiece of our tourism...

Benicia State Parks Association 2012 Annual Update

Benicia State Parks Association 2012 Annual Update

The Benicia State Parks Association was successful in meeting its biggest challenge of 2012 by keeping the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park open and fully accessible to the public.  This achievement was made possible in large part by the hard work and overwhelming volunteer support in...

Benicia Expo Entices Clean Tech to the Arsenal

Benicia Expo Entices Clean Tech to the Arsenal

Members of the City of Benicia's Sustainability Commission are gearing up for the CleanTech Exposition to be held later this month at the Benicia Historical Museum. The Expo is a two-day celebration of Benicia's existing clean tech businesses, such as Bio Rad, as well as an enticement...

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Recycling Just A Few More Items Helps Reduce Greenhouse Gas

Recycling Just A Few More Items Helps Reduce Greenhouse Gas

We can all be doing more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by recycling items we are currently throwing away. It’s getting easier to recycle curbside now that Allied Waste is collecting brown carts every week. And if that’s not enough to contain your recyclables, get an additional...

Best Western Plus Heritage Inn, Benicia joins “Clean the World” Campaign

Best Western Plus Heritage Inn, Benicia joins “Clean the World” Campaign

Best Western Plus Heritage Inn, Benicia has teamed up with the Clean the World campaign to help save lives of children around the world.  Every day in the United States alone, 1.5 million bars of soap are discarded along with other bathroom amenities. These unused soaps and bathroom...

Tips For Green Cleaning

Tips For Green Cleaning

Do you associate a clean home with the lingering fragrances from commercial household cleaning products? According to Deirdre Imus, best-selling author and founder of the Greening the Cleaning program, household cleaning fragrances could be harmful to your health. The Deirdre Imus...

Oops! Correct Information for Household Hazardous Waste at Devlin Transfer Station

Devlin Road Facility no longer accepts household hazardous waste from Benicia Residents

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Benicia Unified School District

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7pm, 8/16, 9/6 & 9/20

Benicia City Council

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7pm, 8/24, 9/4 & 9/18

Sustainability Commission

3rd Mondays Alt Months, 6pm, 9/17

Arts & Culture Commission

2nd Thursdays, 7pm, 8/9, 9/13 

Economic Development Board

3rd Wednesdays, 5:30pm, 8/15, 9/19

Historic Preservation Review Board

4th Thursdays, 6:30pm, 8/23, 9/27