The Benicia City Council’s planned discussion and vote on the first reading of the city’s proposed cannabis ordinance tonight was pushed back to the Dec. 5 meeting, according to a notice sent out by the city Tuesday afternoon. City Manager Lorie Tinfow said the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) in Sacramento had received an abundance […]
Benician awarded for work helping entangled whales A Benicia resident and wildlife artist who developed a new and less invasive method of freeing entangled whales is a 2015 recipient of the Animal Welfare Institute’s annual Christine Stevens Wildlife Award, said Amey Owen, the Institute’s public relations coordinator. Pieter Arend Folkens, one of the founding members […]
OUTSIDE LANDS, Northern California’s biggest music festival of the summer, wrapped up Sunday. Above, Karl Denson of Tiny Universe; below, English band Hot Chip; and Sir Elton John. Photos by Greg Goodman/Special to The Herald
This land is your land, this land is my land, From California to the New York island; From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters; This land was made for you and me. — Woody Guthrie ONE OF THE REASONS I FEEL QUALIFIED to speak of the United States is that I have travelled […]
Benicia Parks and Community Services resumes its summer “Movie Night Under the Stars” program Friday night with “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” The movie starts at dusk at City Park, at the intersection of Military West and First Street, and free popcorn will be served. Ed Oxenbould stars as Alexander, […]
Benicians have been among those Northern Californians setting the pace for conserving water, Public Works Director Graham Wadsworth wrote in appraising citywide efforts amid the drought. By February 2015, he noted, Benicians as individuals, company operators and municipal workers had cut back their water use by 21.9 percent compared to the same period in 2013. […]
Public Works Director Graham Wadsworth will ask the City Council tonight to amend Benicia’s contract with Pakpour Consulting Group, Pleasanton, to change the type of staffing it provides. Instead of Pakpour’s interim principal civil engineer services, the city needs its interim assistant Public Works director services more, Wadsworth wrote City Manager Brad Kilger on Feb. […]
LWV event to include City Council members, supervisor, others For the 10th year, the Benicia chapter of the League of Women Voters is welcoming the public to its “Meet Your Local Officials” event that gives constituents a chance to talk with government representatives in a social setting.
President Barack Obama is poised to sign legislation from U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Napa, that would require security assessments of American oil refineries, including Valero Benicia Refinery, and railroad infrastructure, such as Union Pacific that has tracks through Benicia.
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