November 2017

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In This Issue

Upcoming Exhibit at Milinda Perry Gallery

After designing books for 40 years, California artist John Tullis discovered the joy of oil painting. His upcoming show, Eyes Wide Open, runs Nov. 1 – Dec. 31.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

Music you love at local venues continues in November. Check out your favorite bands at Lucca Beer Garden, First Street Café, Vallejo’s Empress Theatre and the Uptown Theatre in Napa.

Moderate Growth for Benicia Housing Market?

Like many communities, balancing affordability and growth with pressures on infrastructure is a challenge. But the continued inventory shortage means equity should continue to grow.

Teaching Benicia Kids to Grow a Bounty of Produce

Master Gardener Sheila Clyatt, third generation San Franciscan and intrepid world traveler, is helping to transform our school gardens, a byproduct of which is to bring balance to Nature Deficit Disorder amongst kids in the digital age.

Downtown Restaurants Anchor Benicia’s Nightlife

Firmly fixed in our town’s culture, some of downtown Benicia’s many independently owned restaurants have been here for decades. Aside from great food, they lead downtown’s tourism effort, and give back to the community with donations to schools.

Things to Do from J Street to Military West

Along Benicia’s the mile-long First Street, this is our final segment of what’s where in each block. Don’t miss a Hawaiian meal at Got Plate Lunch, visit an art gallery and explore City Park.

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.

Benicia’s Remarkable Livability

With its small town charm, scenic waterfront beauty, lively downtown and lack of homes for sale, Benicia’s real estate prices continue to rise.

Benicia Soroptimist Wine Tasting & Pairing Event

Get to know local members while tasting fine wines paired with delectable bites, November 11, 2017 at the Benicia Clock Tower, 7-10pm.

Benicia City Manager’s Top Priorities

Since coming to Benicia in April, Lorie Tinfow’s focus is on city finances, employee retention and making a difference in people’s lives.

Benicia Plein Air Gallery November Featured Artist

Local artist Samantha McNally’s plein air watercolor paintings are featured this month at the downtown Benicia gallery, next to Gallery 621 and the HQ Gallery.