[Brief] Fourth Benicia firefighter tests positive for COVID-19

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Nov. 8, 2020 BENICIA – A Benicia firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a city of Benicia press release. The infection is the fourth for the Benicia Fire Department, and the seventh city employee overall to be infected with Novel Coronavirus. The firefighter was last on duty Nov. 4 andContinue reading “[Brief] Fourth Benicia firefighter tests positive for COVID-19”

[Brief] Benicia official says ballot boxes are only located in two places across town

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Oct. 14, 2020 BENICIA – With less than three weeks before the Nov. 3 election, there have been reports of unauthorized ballot boxes popping up across the state. Benicia City Clerk Lisa Wolfe took to social media this week to remind locals that there are only two official ballot boxes in theContinue reading “[Brief] Benicia official says ballot boxes are only located in two places across town”

[Brief] Benicia City Hall to be a ballot drop-off location starting Monday

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Oct. 3, 2020 BENICIA – Beginning Monday, a secure ballot box will be available in City Hall giving residents the opportunity to drop off their vote-by-mail ballots, Benicia City Clerk Lisa Wolfe announced. Benicia City Hall is located at 250 East L St. Vote-by-mail ballots can be dropped off from 9 a.m.Continue reading “[Brief] Benicia City Hall to be a ballot drop-off location starting Monday”

[Brief] Benicia plans to open cooling shelter during upcoming heat wave

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Sept. 24, 2020 BENICIA – As the Bay Area braces for another heat wave, the Benicia Senior Center will serve as a cooling center this weekend, the city announced Thursday. The cooling center, located at 187 East L St., will offer a space for residents who don’t have air conditioning. ItContinue reading “[Brief] Benicia plans to open cooling shelter during upcoming heat wave”

[Brief] Benicia firefighter tests positive for COVID

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Sept. 18, 2020 BENICIA – A Benicia firefighter has tested positive for the coronavirus, the third positive test for a city firefighter and sixth city employee overall to be infected with COVID, according to a news released issued by the city of Benicia on Sept. 15. Officials said the source ofContinue reading “[Brief] Benicia firefighter tests positive for COVID”

Tinfow receives $300,000 severance package from city of Benicia

by John Glidden | Sept. 17, 2020 BENICIA – Benicia has agreed to give more than $300,000 in severance pay to former city manager Lorie Tinfow, who announced her resignation earlier this month, according to a severance agreement obtained by JohnGlidden.com. Although she officially resigned on Sept. 8, Tinfow actually signed the agreement on Sept.Continue reading “Tinfow receives $300,000 severance package from city of Benicia”

[Brief] Benicia council to evaluate city manger performance

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Sept. 6, 2020 BENICIA – The city council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss Lorie Tinfow’s performance as city manager. The special meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held via videoconferencing. Members of the public will be able to address the city council, however, the actualContinue reading “[Brief] Benicia council to evaluate city manger performance”

[Brief] Benicia opening cooling center amid excessive heat

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Sept. 5, 2020 BENICIA – In preparation for the heatwave expected to hit the area over the weekend and into early next week, the Benicia Senior Center will be used as a cooling center for seniors and those without working air conditioning, city officials announced. The senior center, located at 187Continue reading “[Brief] Benicia opening cooling center amid excessive heat”