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Back Issue Blowout Sale at Current Comics

Posted on September 24th, 2020 by Current Comics

Current Comics is having a Back Issue Blowout Sale! For a limited time only, boxed back issues with a cover price of $2.98 or less are only 50 cents each. We've got thousands of great books in stock at this amazing price. Come and check them out at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and be sure to wear a mask over your nose and mouth. (Be a hero!)

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Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is teaming up with Fin and Forage to raise funds for Big Sur Fire, a nonprofit organization focusing on fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical services for the Big Sur area.⁠

September 25-27, swing by Bamboo Reef at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey for a huge backyard dive gear sale (featuring 10-20% discounts on some of your favorite items), an art sale (featuring signed images, wood burning art pieces, gyotaku, and more all contributed by the artists), and a raffle with great prizes. View details here.

A portion of the proceeds from the gear sale and all of the proceeds from the art sale and the raffle will go to Big Sur Fire. Raffle prizes will include items such as spearguns, dive lights, swag bags, and more. Raffle winners will be announced on Monday, September 28. Purchase raffle tickets online here. You can also donate directly to Big Sur Fire here.

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Nail Salons Open for Indoor Services

Posted on September 23rd, 2020 by lighthouseave

Good news! On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, it was announced by the California Department of Public Health that all nail salons across the state are permitted to reopen for indoor services.

You're invited to call to your favorite nail salon and make an appointment, but please be patient. No one was expecting this announcement, and it may take our local artisans a few days to prepare their businesses to reopen.

To learn more about the State of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and to learn what's permitted in Monterey County at this moment according to the Blueprint, please click here.

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Let's face it: 2020 is stressful on a lot of levels. Are you looking for clothing to get cozy in? Cypress Boutique Monterey has a wealth of soft, comfortable joggers, sweaters, and jackets that are sure to put a contented smile on your face.

Stop by the shop at 800 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey or check out our Instagram page and give us a call to place an order for curbside pick-up, 831-383-2769.

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Pearl Hour is happy to announce we'll be selling donuts by Yulanda Santos of Aubergine on Saturday, September 27, 9am-1pm, along with coffee drinks by Felicia and cocktails by Katie. Enjoy individual donuts paired with coffee or a cocktail on our back patio or pre-order a box of 6 or 12 donuts and a bottle of Prosecco for take-out.

Pearl Hour is located at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. 10% of donut and drink proceeds, 9am-1pm, will benefit the NAACP Seaside Youth Council.

Dulcey Blond
Monte Cristo

$4 each
Baker's Half Dozen Box & Bottle of Prosecco, $51*
Baker's Dozen Box & Bottle of Prosecco, $75*

*Baker's Half Dozen Box contains 1 of each flavor. Baker's Dozen Box contains 2 of each flavor. Must be ordered before September 23. Text 831-229-4132 or e-mail Pearl Hour.

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Carpets and Floors, Inc. is now looking for accomplished flooring installers / contractors for hardwood and high-end carpet installations. Must have extensive experience in the installation of the finest quality carpets and hardwood. We are offering top pay scale for Monterey Peninsula flooring installers. Must be licensed and insured.

Please apply at Carpets & Floors and ask for Amanda Baker, Showroom Manager. Phone 831-372-2300 or visit us at 471 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Carpets and Floors is locally owned and operated.

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Salted Creamed Honey at Lilify

Posted on September 16th, 2020 by Lilify

As mornings grow darker, a sweet pick me up is the perfect start to the day. Salted Creamed Honey, handcrafted in California by Backroad Beekeeping, is the perfect marriage of sweet and salty: it contains only pink Himalayan salt blended with wildflower honey to create spreadable honey.

Now at Lilify, Salted Creamed Honey is naturally solidified - it does not contain any additives, unnatural properties, or cream. 12 ounce jars are now available in our store at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and on our website for curbside pick-up or shipping.

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Huge Sale at Cat's Meow

Posted on September 16th, 2020 by Cat's Meow

Cat's Meow is having a massive liquidation sale! But don't worry - this beloved shop is NOT going out of business. The building is getting remodeled so they have to relocate for a while - they'll announce a pop-up location soon. But first they have to sell off a lot of inventory. Shop til you drop and get all the coolest stuff before it's gone at their current location, 601 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Cat’s Meow is the only vintage clothing store in Monterey that serves both locals and international customers, assisting in all wardrobe requests. Clients include directors, theater, photographers, party event planners, vintage dealers, and walk-in customers. Cat’s Meow is internationally known for its rarity of product coupled with its quality.

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The Lighthouse District welcomes a new retail shop! Catalyst Consignment is a women's consignment boutique with clothing for every occasion. Whether you're looking for pieces to wear for work, an evening out, a casual day with friends, or to exercise in, this little shop has something for everyone, including plus sizes. You'll also find shoes, accessories, and jewelry to complete your look.

As part of the grand opening celebration, Catalyst Consignment is now offering a 10% discount to all shoppers! Go and check it out at 801 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite A in Monterey. The shop is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday, 12pm-4pm.

Have you been doing a little pandemic cleaning and suddenly have some women's clothing or accessories you'd like to consign? Bring it in to Catalyst! The owner accepts up to 30 items per person, and is happy to pick them up from you. Items will be consigned for 45 days, and consignment is offered at a 55%-45% split (shop-consigner).

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Epicenter Cycling is happy to have the all-new Slash in stock! The 2021 Trek Slash is THE trail bike of trail bikes...think monster truck meets magic carpet. Fast and smooth, this long-travel beast is confidence-inspiring on even the rowdiest terrain while remaining light and planted on punchy climbs.

To accommodate the additional travel, Slash’s enduro geometry is now longer, slacker, and lower. This delivers more high-speed stability in the steepest, loosest terrain, while the steep seat tube angle keeps your pedaling efficient. Learn more here and visit Epicenter Cycling at 230 Lighthouse Avenue at in Monterey to score one for yourself.

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Now you can order your favorite Italian-American dishes from Tutto Buono Eataliano online! That's right, just visit their website, place your order, pay online, and pick up your food - either in-store or curbside - with minimal fuss. It's perfect for a take-out lunch or dinner.

Tutto Buono Eataliano, located at 598 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, offers Sicilian-style pan pizzas, piadina sandwich wraps, salads, and other Italian favorites made using locally sourced, organic, and sustainable ingredients. In addition to take-out and delivery, the restaurant also offers outdoor dining, Tuesday - Saturday.

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Free Meals for Children in Need at Local Schools, Fall 2020

Posted on September 3rd, 2020 by lighthouseave

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is offering grab-and-go student meals for youth age 18 years and younger, Mondays through Fridays, 12pm-2pm. Students' names and IDs are no longer needed and students do not need to be present at pick-up. Please practice social distancing while picking up meals.

Families should complete the Free and Reduced Meal Application Form to ensure the district has their information on file. Click here to complete the application if you have not already done so.

Pick-up locations, Mon-Fri, 12pm-2pm:
Del Rey Woods Elementary
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School of the Arts
Highland Elementary
Ione Olson Elementary
J.C. Crumpton Elementary
La Mesa Elementary
Los Arboles Middle
Marina Vista Elementary
Marshall Elementary
MLK School of the Arts
Monte Vista Elementary
Monterey High
Ord Terrace Elementary
Seaside High
Seaside Middle...Read More

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Weekends at Pearl Hour: Ad Astra Pop-Up

Posted on September 3rd, 2020 by Pearl Hour

Every weekend, Friday-Sunday, Pearl Hour is serving up delicious food and cocktails to ages 21 and over on our back patio at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. September 4-6 and 11-13, our culinary partner will be Ad Astra Bread Co. of Seaside, serving up their amazing flatbreads with the option of PigWizard meat upgrades. Cash only.

The hours of our weekend pop-up restaurant and cocktail service are: Friday, 5pm-12am, and Saturday and Sunday, 2pm-12am. To see all the great offerings at Pearl Hour during the week, please click here.

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On The Beach Surf Shop now carries women's clothing by Quiksilver including shirts, hoodies, and pants! Come and check it out at our shop, 693 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. On The Beach is locally owned and operated.

As the most iconic surf brand that has pioneered generations of progression and innovation, Quiksilver has been delivering the best of the best to surfers everywhere since 1969. What started as a company simply rooted in surf lifestyle has evolved into an influential brand that provides high quality fashion for those seeking performance and comfort in the world of adventure sports.

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Mattress Nation Labor Day Sale

Posted on September 3rd, 2020 by Mattress Nation

Over Labor Day weekend, locally-owned Mattress Nation is offering some great deals at their showroom at 296 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Stop by or visit Matress Nation online to learn all the latest.

Labor Day Weekend Savings:
*Up To $800 off select adjustable sets from Stearns & Foster
*Up to $500 off select adjustable sets from Tempur-Pedic
*Up to $400 off select adjustable sets from Sealy
*Free box spring with purchase of a King Koil mattress
*Get $399 of free accessories (mattress protector, sheet set, pillows) with your purchase of a Nectar mattress

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All Monterey Beaches Closed Labor Day Weekend, September 4-7

Posted on August 31st, 2020 by lighthouseave

The City of Monterey has announced the temporary closure of all beaches in Monterey, September 4-7, 2020. Only water activities and ocean access are permitted. Beach use is not permitted. Violators subject to fines.

Labor Day Weekend has historically drawn large crowds to the Monterey Bay Area. Anticipating a high volume of beachgoers in the region and overcrowding on the beaches, the City of Monterey has decided to close beaches to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Water activities are allowed. This means that activities such as swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and kayaking are permitted. The beach may only be used to provide access to the ocean.

Beach use is not allowed. This prohibits groups, walking, jogging, sunbathing, picnicking, and sitting at all beaches in Monterey.

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Bamboo Reef Dive Shop will host a beginner freediving course over assorted weekends, October - December and will be joining forces with Oregon Freedive Company to host two special National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) freedive courses for intermediate students and aspiring instructors in Monterey.

Please call the shop for more information or to sign up for any of our freediving classes, 831-372-1685. Bamboo Reef is located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

NAUI Freedive Courses

Beginner Freediver - Level 1
Some Weekends, October 10 - December 13
Cost: $425 plus $75 course materials

Intermediate Freediver - Level 2
Dates: September 29 - October 2
Cost: $750

Freedive Instructor Workshop
Dates: October 5-12
Cost: $1650

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Hair Salons & Barbershops Can Open for Indoor Service on August 31

Posted on August 29th, 2020 by lighthouseave

Great news for all who want a haircut, and all who work in hair salons and barbershops! On Friday afternoon, it was announced by the California Department of Public Health that hair salons and barbershops in Monterey County will be permitted to reopen for indoor services on Monday, August 31, 2020.

Please keep in mind that this announcement is as much of a surprise to hair stylists and barbers as it is to the rest of us. You're invited to call to your favorite hair professional and make an appointment, but please be patient - given the short notice, it may take our local artisans a few days to get up and running again.

To learn more about the State of California's new Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which has revised the public health criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on business activities, and to learn what's permitted in Monterey County according to this new blueprint, please click here.

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The Evolution of Pearl Hour

Posted on August 27th, 2020 by Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour continues to evolve in these uncertain times, offering great drinks, food, and comfort at our little neighborhood haven at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. We have a beautiful, newly-renovated back patio, we've got imagination and resolve, and we are now ...a coffee shop...a food and cocktail spot...a retail bottle shop...and a bottle delivery service. Like a diamond, we have many facets - it's Pearl Hour magic, babycakes.

Coffee Shop
Wed-Sun, 9am-3pm
For ages 21 and up only. Serving espresso drinks, pour over Acme coffee, house made herbal elixirs, tea, soda, and Parker-Lusseau pastries. Free WiFi.

Pop-Up Eats and Cocktails
Fri, 5pm-12am
Sat & Sun, 2pm-12am

Serving great food and Pearl Hour's full cocktail, wine, and beer menu on the patio for ages 21 and up. Every two weeks, we'll partner with different pop-up kitchens to bring you some awesome food to accompany your drink of choice. August 28-30, enjoy empanadas from Cafe Guarani. September 4-6 and 11-13, tantalize your tastebuds with offerings from Ad Astra.

Retail Bottle Shop
Wed & Thu, 9am-3pm
Fri, 9am-3pm & 5pm-12am
Sat & Sun, 9am-12am

We have amaro and prosecco, rare whiskeys, Pearl Hour favorites, house made syrups and bitters, and our legendary cocktail kits. You can purchase bottles here whenever we're open. View our items and prices online.

Bottle and Cocktail Kit Delivery Service
We continue to offer limited local delivery of bottles and our cocktail kits (along with recipes!) to your home. Please view our selection online and contact us at 831-229-4132 or on Instagram for delivery info.

We're celebrating our first anniversary in September! Thank you for supporting our small, locally-owned business. Questions? Call us at 831-229-4132. We hope to see you soon....Read More

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Mai Ryuno Participates in YAC's LiveART - Aug 29

Posted on August 27th, 2020 by PlayFullGround

Mai Ryuno, artist and owner of the Lighthouse District's Play Full Ground, is participating in Youth Arts Collective's LiveART 2020 on Saturday, August 29, 4pm-7pm! This online event will feature live art making (both live-stream and time lapse), a sketch circle, an art auction, art sales, and live music. It's an entertaining way to support YAC and view and purchase the work of local artists!

Mai Ryuno is a social practice, installation, and performance artist whose artwork is concept driven, process oriented, and playful. She loves using mixed mediums. Her artwork is sometimes abstract and subtle, and, at other times, bold and colorful. It is often the result of her interest in spontaneous ideas and the act of making and doing art.

Mai is also a contemporary educator who, thought Play Full Ground, teaches classes, facilitates workshops, and does personal coaching in art and creativity. Her goal is support everyone's journey to discover their own way of being creative as well as develop skills such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, communication, and collaboration through fun, creative projects.

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