Aug 15, 2022

Planning commissioner Kari Birdseye believes Benicia City Council needs new leadership

Kari Birdseye believes it’s time for new leadership in the city of Benicia. The longtime planning commissioner is running for a seat on the Benicia City Council this fall to bring change to the city she has called home for 22 years....

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  Aug 11, 2022

Retired executive Terry Scott running for Benicia council to bring ‘overdue change’

Retired corporate executive Terry Scott believes maintaining the status quo has harmed the city of Benicia so he is seeking election to the Benicia City Council to bring about what he calls much needed change....

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  May 25, 2022

Benicia port fire likely caused by mechanical issue

The mechanical issue on a conveyer system ignited petroleum coke, which is produced at the Valero Benicia refinery for export...

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  Apr 09, 2022

Four-alarm fire burns wharf at Port of Benicia

Fire is burning through timber supports under roads going to the wharf....

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  Mar 15, 2022

Air District board approves abatement order for longstanding toxic releases at Valero Benicia refinery

Valero released more than 10,000 tons of excess hydrocarbons over 16 years....

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  Feb 16, 2022

Benicia City Council lifts mask mandate

The council voted 4-1, with Vice Mayor Tom Campbell opposed, following several hours of debate from council members and the general public....

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  Feb 15, 2022

Benicia’s mayor calls out Valero’s big war chest ahead of election

The refinery dumped $200,000 into its Working Families for a Strong Benicia PAC last December....

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  Jan 25, 2022

Air district seeks abatement order for ‘significant excess emissions’ at Valero Benicia refinery

The air district called the action “a major shift in the handling of enforcement cases” against the Valero refinery....

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  Nov 17, 2021

Benicia moves forward with racial equity committee

The community group Benicia Black Lives Matter, which formed as the country erupted in protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, was the driving force in the reforms....

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  Nov 15, 2021

Worker killed at Valero Benicia refinery was found hanging from safety harness

He found unresponsive and hanging from his safety harness around 10:30 p.m. Friday....

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  May 13, 2021

Benicia City Council to mull approving installation of 45 license plate readers throughout city

BENICIA – The Benicia City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve a two-year...

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  Nov 30, 2020

Benicia council to say goodbye to outgoing mayor

by John Glidden | Nov. 30, 2020 BENICIA– Outgoing Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson will...

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