Benicia History

Majestic Theater

by Beverly Phelan The Majestic Theatre in Downtown Benicia opened with great fanfare on February 23, 1920.  By 7:30 PM – opening time – there were more than 1200 people waiting to be admitted, with only half of the people fortunate enough to get in at the first show!...

The Mizners – A Very Interesting Family!

The Mizner Family was one of Benicia's most interesting pioneer families. They arrived in California at the founding of Benicia in the 1840's. They built a house and kept a small farm on what is now East L St. near First St. (where the Benicia Public Library is...