June 2020

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Take it Outside

We have made it through seven weeks of quarantine and we are ready to get outside! In the first week of May the state put out a detailed list of outdoor activities that are allowed, including hiking and cycling, as…

Jerry and Maryellen Hayes

Obviously, Jerry and Maryellen Hayes would have to be on any list of couples dedicated to the town of Benicia. Former Mayor, Jerry Hayes has served this City for many, many years. He served on the Planning Commission from 1990-1992.…

Yandell Truckaway

If you’ve had a Bay Area commute at any point in the last 75 years, the name “Yandell” might ring a bell. Not sure why? Picture the name in green cursive, splayed across the side of a semi-truck. Yes, Yandell…

Scholarship Awards from Soroptimist

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." Harriet Tubman   These are fitting words for this year's Soroptimist…

2020: The Year of the Mask

This has been quite the year for identifying trends, as Fashion is way down on the essentials list. Vogue Magazine's June/July issue has a single rose on the cover with the caption "Our Common Thread.” The rose symbolizes "beauty, hope…

Bruehol Brewery: the Crowlers are Coming!

Amid the scramble of businesses trying to secure small business loans, payroll protection funding, and grants of all kinds, Bruehol Brewery has been awarded a major windfall: a grant from the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund, the largest grant that the…

Benicia Family Resource Center

The Benicia Family Resource Center is one of this city’s hidden gems that offers many resources to Benicia’s families with children. The center is also instrumental in providing support to community members during this time of crisis through emergency assistance.…

Katie Rubin!

Conscious comedian, spiritual healer, and equity solo performer, Benicia resident Katie Rubin is uplifting audiences during the Covid-19 shelter in place with her one-of-a-kind transformational healing stories and stand up comedy acts.    After receiving her MFA in Acting from…

Vangi’s Garden 

As the number of our ordinary activities dwindle with shelter in place orders, two pastimes have surfaced as favorites: gardening and outdoor walks. Many Benicians taking their outdoor strolls have stumbled upon an oasis on the outskirts of First Street.…