Beginning Monday, July 17 and continuing into the autumn of 2018, during construction of the new Monterey Bay Aquarium Center for Ocean Education and Leadership, there will be periodic safety delays on the Recreation Trail at Hoffman Avenue during crane operations over the trail. Hoffman Avenue will remain open to pedestrian and vehicle traffic for the duration of the construction project. Each brief Recreation Trail delay will last about 5 minutes and will take place only on weekdays, 7am-5pm.

PLEASE NOTE: If you see the crane arm moving when it’s not in operation, don’t worry! Like a weathervane, tower cranes are engineered to shift with the wind when they are not operating. The arm is designed to move so the crane won’t tip over even in strong winds.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Aquarium’s Public Affairs Director Barbara Meister, 831-648-4978. Full details and a map are attached.

International Market and Deli is happy to announce that we now have 30 ounce cans of desert truffles in stock! Unlike European forest truffles, desert truffles (or "terfeziaceae") grow in arid and semi-arid areas in the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa only at a certain time of year. These truffles, packaged by Tazah, are ready to eat. Come visit us at 580 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and view the many imported food items we carry!

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On July 3, Monterey Budokan re-opened at 636 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey! Seibukan Jujutsu classes are now being taught by David Carvalho Shihan on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7pm every week. We hope to see you on the mat! For more information, stop by the budokan before or after class and speak with David.

Seibukan Jujutsu is an effective and practical martial art developed for self-protection as well as personal development. Its Japanese roots, philosophies, and the Seikendo healing art make it unique among other systems. Founded by Julio Toribio Kancho in 1993, Seibukan Jujutsu offers students opportunities to develop physical skills for effective self-defense, thereby increasing overall physical fitness, self-discipline, awareness, and self-confidence. This system’s unique structure allows students to learn and progress at their own pace.

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To show appreciation for our local community, Monterey Bay Aquarium offers a variety of special discounts to residents of Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties. Enjoy reduced admission rate during our Evenings by the Bay programs, July 1- September 2, 2017 and Summer Sundays, July 2 - September 3, 2017. Valid ID is required. Please note that guests of local tri-county residents must pay regular admission prices.

Evenings by the Bay
Start your weekends early this summer and enjoy reduced admission prices, live music and amazing food! Join us 6pm-8pm on Fridays, July 7 - July 28 and on Saturdays, July 1 - September 2. Locals pay special admission prices of $25 per adult (including seniors and students) and $15 per child after 6pm.

Summer Sundays
We invite locals to spend Sunday afternoons with us. Arrive at 2pm or later and save $10 on each general admission. You can enjoy summer programs and all the Aquarium has to offer until closing at 6pm.

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