May 2012


New Benicia Art Walk

Benicia is home to one of the most active and thriving art communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, with more than 200 artists, including painters, sculptors, stained- and blown-glass artists, printmakers and bookbinders, textile and ceramic artists, jewelers and multimedia artists. Benicia Art Walk presents the opportunity to experience this wide variety of art in Benicia while enjoying local cuisine, shops and entertainment.   With three dedicated galleries, several active studios and more than 15 establishments serving as hosts of rotating exhibits, the Benicia Art Walk offers an opportunity to experience the many facets of Benicia's art community, with something new for art enthusiasts of all kinds.   A colorful banner will designate each participating...

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Agreement Signed To Maintain Benicia State Capitol Historic Park Grounds And Restroom

Beginning tomorrow, May 1st, City of Benicia will begin a two-year maintenance agreement for the Benicia State Capitol Historic Park grounds and restroom. The City received confirmation on Friday, April 20th, that the State of California had signed the maintenance agreement, ushering in a new era for our downtown Historic Park. Beginning tomorrow and continuing until June 30, 2014, City staff will be responsible for maintaining the Capitol grounds and restroom. This Agreement ensures that for the next two years the exterior grounds of the Capitol building will be well maintained and our residents and visitors will have an accessible restroom facility open seven days a week, located in the center of First Street. City Manager Brad Kilger noted, “I want to applaud the...

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Hanging Basket Pilot Program For First Street


Hanging Basket Pilot Program For First Street

Last Tuesday morning, Parks and Community Service’s staff hoisted two sets of hanging baskets on First Street, following earlier bracket installation by City Public Works crews. The two sets of four baskets located at 370 First Street and adjacent 828 First Street are part of a pilot program designed to measure the longevity and compatibility of the basket’s plant material with the climate on First Street. “Water and wind. Those are the variables for which staff is evaluating. We want to observe how the plant material sustains against the wind that we experience on First Street.” Said Parks and Community Services Supervisor Theron Jones. The pilot program will run for a period of six months, concluding in October. After which time City staff...

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