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Cypress Boutique invites you to stay stylish and cozy with the ultimate fall wardrobe staple: a fitted rib knit sweater. The one pictured here pairs perfectly with our camel corduroy flare pants.

Cypress now has a wide selection of beautiful women's sweaters and comfortable yet stylish pants in stock. Visit us at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey, or visit our online store, where you can view all our latest arrivals.

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Primordial #1 Now at Current Comics

Posted on September 15th, 2021 by Current Comics

Current Comics now has the first issue of Primordial on our shelves at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and on our website! Created by award-winning writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Black Hammer) and artist Andrea Sorrentino (Gideon Falls, Old Man Logan), this 6-issue miniseries mixes deep space sci-fi, alternate history, and noir thriller and we are really excited about it.

Publisher's description: "In 1957, the USSR launched the dog, Laika, into Earth's orbit. Two years later, the USA responded with two monkeys, Able and Baker. These animals never returned. But, unbeknownst to everyone, they did not die in orbit…they were taken. And now they are coming home."

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In a recent blog post on their website, Epicenter Cycling makes the case for why you should purchase your bike from a local shop instead of online. We agree!

1. You can demo the bike first before buying.

2. Local bike shops offer unbeatable customer service.

3. Local shops offer professional set-up and maintenance.

4. Local shops will only sell stable brands committed to high-quality products that are popular with cyclists.

5. You can feel good about supporting a local business, your local economy, and your community.

Read the entire post and all the supporting points here. And then head on over to Epicenter Cycling at 230 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey to look around and talk with their great staff.

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Have you been on a dive tour with Bamboo Reef? Whether you are looking to check out a new dive site or diving for the very first time in Monterey, our divemasters have got you covered. We run guided tours daily of all the best sites in Monterey, including Point Lobos.

Our guides are some of the best divers in the area, and they love showing divers some of the best spots in Monterey Bay. Small group tours (max 4 people) start at $75. Private, one-on-one guided dives start at $115. Visit our website to learn more and book a dive tour today!

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Surfing Books at On The Beach

Posted on September 11th, 2021 by On the Beach Surf Shop

School is back in session, and On The Beach Surf Shop has some assigned reading for you: signed copies of "Women On Waves" by Jim Kempton and Making Waves" by Buzzy Kerbox, both of which are now available in the shop.

In "Women on Waves," longtime surfing journalist Kempton covers the history of women in the sport from Hawaiian queens to world champions. In "Making Waves," Kerbox chronicles the surfing life of one of Hawaii’s big wave legends in stunning photos and insider stories.

Come get them at 693 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Kadalyst Wellness and Physical Therapy is happy to introduce Emily, our new Personal Trainer. She is also a Certified Health Coach, Athletic Coach, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Emily loves working with special populations, and most of her experience is with spinal cord injuries and chronic conditions.

Emily attended the University of West Florida, where she obtained her B.S in Exercise Science, and she hopes one day to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. In her free time, you can find her working in the garden, hiking, and playing with her dog.

Kadalyst Physical Therapy is located at 191 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite B in Monterey.

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Lighthouse District Dining Guide Updated, September 2021

Posted on September 1st, 2021 by lighthouseave

The Lighthouse District Dining Guide has been freshly updated with new business hours and more! To make it easy to find the spots that best suit your needs, our Dining Guide now has five categories: dine-in, outdoor, take-out, delivery, and curbside pick-up.

Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey hosts many small, family-run establishments serving incredible food. Explore and enjoy!

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Labor Day Sale at Mattress Nation

Posted on August 31st, 2021 by Mattress Nation

Now through September 13, 2021, Mattress Nation is hosting a Labor Day Sale. Save up to $700 on Tempur-Pedic adjustable mattress sets and up to $800 on Stearns and Foster adjustable mattress sets, and save up to 50% off floor models of Sealy Hybrid Trust II mattresses (while supplies last). Visit Mattress Nation's showroom at 296 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Vote in the California Gubernatorial Recall Election - September 14

Posted on August 31st, 2021 by lighthouseave

Don't forget to cast your ballot by September 14, 2021. This upcoming recall vote will determine whether or not Gov. Gavin Newsom remains in office and, if he is removed from office, which candidate will replace him.

Get the facts before you vote: find nonpartisan information on this and all elections at VotersEdge California, a website by the League of Women Voters California and MapLight.

There are only two questions on the ballot. No matter how you answer question 1 (to recall the governor or not) you can still vote for a possible replacement candidate in question 2.

To vote in-person, find your polling place here. Locations are open now through September 14. You can also drop off your ballot at the permanent ballot box in front of Monterey Public Library at 625 Pacific Street.

The voter registration deadline for this election was August 30, 2021. Already registered? Check your address and other voter information by visiting My Voter Status or call (831) 796-1499. Sign-up for Where’s My Ballot? to receive notifications about tracking your ballot.

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Bamboo Reef Dive Shop, located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, is proud to have the latest from Atomic Aquatics: the new T25 Limited Edition Regulator! In celebration of 25 years of innovation, Atomic has created their most durable and distinctive regulator yet. Crafted from titanium and coated with an iridescent, diamond-like-hardness coating, the T25 resists wear and tear and will perform for years and years.

Clocking in at just under 1.8 pounds, the T25 is the lightest regulator in the world - perfect for travel or local diving! Pop in to the shop and see this beauty in person.

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We are sad to report that Tutto Buono Eataliano closed its store front restaurant at 598 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey on August 28, 2021.

Missing their delightful food already? Don't worry! Tutto Buono will continue their catering services, bringing their delicious Sicilian family recipes to your event table. For information on catering, please phone them at 831-238-2377 or send an email.

Tutto Buono would like to thank their family, friends, awesome employees, and community for their unwavering support throughout this past year.

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Events Page Returns to Lighthouse District Website

Posted on August 19th, 2021 by lighthouseave

We are happy to announce that the Lighthouse District Events Page has returned to our website! As the summer goes on, we're beginning to have more live entertainment and activities happening in New Monterey's Lighthouse District so we're compiling them all in one place in chronological order. If you're looking for something fun to do, check it out.

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Register to Vote in 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall, September 14

Posted on August 19th, 2021 by lighthouseave

Election Day for the 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Vote on September 14 is fast approaching. If you want the chance to participate, make sure your registration is up-to-date at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov. The last day to register to vote online is August 30, 2021.

This vote will determine whether or not Gov. Gavin Newsom remains in office and, if he is removed from office, which candidate will replace him. Find nonpartisan information on this and all elections on VotersEdge California, a website by the League of Women Voters California and MapLight.

By August 16, all counties will start mailing every active, registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot for the recall election on September 14, 2021. Return your ballot by mail with prepaid postage, drop off your ballot at the permanent ballot box in front of the Monterey Public Library at 625 Pacific Street, or vote in-person (find your polling place).

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Free Covid Testing Available for MPUSD Students

Posted on August 18th, 2021 by lighthouseave

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District's Superintendent PK Diifenbaugh has issued an important message to all MPUSD families outlining additional steps the district is taking to protect students from Covid-19. Please read the full message here.

Of Note: Free Covid Testing

COVID-19 Home Test Kits: MPUSD is purchasing ‘home test kits' for families of students on modified quarantine so that required COVID testing can be performed at home free of charge, and to ensure students can remain at school provided that students are asymptomatic and test negative twice within a 10-day period.

Centralized COVID-19 Testing: Beginning in early September, MPUSD will be partnering with Lightspeed Testing to ensure families/students have access to free testing twice a week at a centralized location. Everyone can find a variety of current weekly testing locations here.

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