Benicia

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  Sep 15, 2022

Solano sheriff, DA incumbents won broadly in low-turnout June election

Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams and Sheriff Tom Ferrara won their respective races for reelection in June with broad support in all areas of the county....

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  Sep 07, 2022

School boards in Solano County face shortage of candidates for November election

The Vallejo school board will fill a board vacancy after no one filed ran to represent West Vallejo and Mare Island....

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  Sep 06, 2022

Retired public educator running for Benicia council says candidates not ‘palatable’

William "Billy" Innes Innes has thrown his hat into the ring seeking one of the two seats up for grabs this fall....

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  Aug 25, 2022

Benicia officer not disciplined after accidental release of dog that mauled man

An outside investigator found that the officer had violated department policy....

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  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

Benicia sued for death of pedestrian hit by speeding police officer

A California Highway Patrol investigation concluded that Officer James Franklin would have avoided the crash if he hadn’t been speeding....

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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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  Aug 10, 2022

Strawbridge seeks third term on Benicia City Council

Longtime Benicia councilmember Christina Strawbridge believes her voice is still needed on the city council....

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  Aug 05, 2022

Largaespada wants second term to show how much further Benicia community can go

Ahead of his election to the Benicia City Council in 2018, Lionel Largaespada said he was running for office “to pass along an even better Benicia to the next generation.”...

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  Jul 29, 2022

Vallejo seeking arguments for or against sales tax measure

Measure P is general transaction and use tax, which if passed, is estimated to generate $18 million annually for the city’s coffers....

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  Jun 16, 2022

Benicia police dog mauled man after ‘accidental’ release

Video of the incident shows the dog latch onto the man's neck for 25 seconds....

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  Jun 03, 2022

EPA fines Benicia-based company for selling emissions control-defeating devices

Allied Exhaust Systems, Inc., doing business as Team Allied Distribution, agreed to pay a $1.1 million fine....

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