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May 2021 Drive Thru Produce Distribution in Monterey

Posted on April 27th, 2021 by lighthouseave

Need food assistance? Reservations are now available for the May 2021 Drive Thru Produce Distribution for Families and Seniors offered by the City of Monterey Recreation and the Monterey County Food Bank. This is a contact-free drive-thru program and reservations are required.

Pick-up times are on Mondays - May 3, 10, 17, 24 (not May 31), 10am-1pm - by appointment only at Dennis the Menace Parking Lot, 777 Pearl Street in Monterey.

All produce is pre-packaged and the same for everyone. Please read the official flyer which contains all the details. Questions? Please call 831-646-3866 or e-mail Monterey Recreation.

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Enforcement of 72-Hour Neighborhood Parking Resumes May 3

Posted on April 27th, 2021 by lighthouseave

The City of Monterey's Parking Division will reinstate 72 hour parking enforcement in neighborhoods starting Monday, May 3. Enforcement was suspended due to the Covid-19 shelter in place order.

City staff have had multiple complaints and requests to start enforcing the restrictions. The related City Code section is: MCC 20-72: "No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle shall park such vehicle upon any street or alley for more than a consecutive period of 72 hours."

For more information, please contact the City of Monterey's Parking Division, 831-646-3953.

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The highly anticipated anime series, Way of the Househusband, is now on Netflix with 5 episodes, and Current Comics has all four volumes of the manga in stock. (Volume 5 is coming on May 18.)

The manga is about Tatsu, an infamous and feared Yakuza boss (a.k.a. “The Immortal Dragon”), who trades in that life to become a househusband to support his graphic designer wife, but who still has occasional encounters with former associates and rivals from his Yakuza days. The series won Best Humor at the 2020 Eisner Awards.

Current Comics is located at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. You can also order all items through our online store for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Bamboo Reef Dive Shop's freediving gear gets better and better! We're stocking new pieces like this Aqualung Sphera X freediving mask and the Beuchat Mundial One fins to give you the best diving experience.

We're also restocking store favorites like the Riffe Descender fins and spearfishing accessories. Come by the store at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Our friendly staff is always ready to assist you. Or you can shop our online store.

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Want to support a local, family-owned business? Escape Room 831 sells board games on our website! We carry a range of fun escape games for the whole family including the EXIT series, the UNLOCK series, the Ravensburger Puzzle series, and the Choose Your Own Adventure series, in addition to the ridiculously funny Kids Against Maturity, the cooperative board game Pandemic, and the matching game Spot It!

Games can be picked up at Escape Room 831 (curbside pickup available), or locally delivered to Monterey, Pacific Grove, Marina, Seaside, or or Salinas. We're located at 599 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Christian Viollaz of Chez Christian Real Estate, located at 191 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite A3 in Monterey, is now offering free half-hour consultations to review your real estate options.

Home prices have now surpassed the last real estate bubble of 2005-06, and it's hard to tell how much time is left if we are in the middle of another bubble. Christian will review the good and the bad in the current market with you so you can make your own real estate decisions.

Please phone the office for an appointment, 831-393-0324.

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Covid Testing for School-Aged Children: An Online Discussion

Posted on April 15th, 2021 by lighthouseave

The Monterey County Office of Education and CHOMP invite families to join a discussion on the importance of testing school-aged children for Covid-19. This free online presentation will be held Tuesday, April 27, 4pm-5pm. If you wish to participate online in real time, please register in advance. There will be a recording available for those who are unable to attend at that time.

Featured speakers will be Dr. Deneen Guss (Monterey County Superintendent of Schools) and Dr. Martha Blum (Medical Director, Infection Prevention, CHOMP).

Topics of discussion will include: a general overview of testing strategy available to schools in California; what testing would look like; what information gets reported; the importance of testing for community immunity; the differences between tests and which ones will be used.

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The weather is getting warmer and new men's shorts, t-shirts, and sweaters have arrived at Cypress Boutique just in time for spring and summer. Stop by the shop at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey and check out our selection. We also offer curbside pick-up if you see something you like on our Instagram page.

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Dogs Are Welcome at Hula's

Posted on April 15th, 2021 by Hula's Island Grill

Hula's Island Grill in Monterey is dog friendly...if your dog is friendly! Your well-behaved pup is welcome on our outdoor patio in the back. Just give us a call and make a reservation so we're sure to have a table ready for you, 831-655-4852.

Hula's Island Grill is open at 622 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey for outdoor dining, limited indoor dining, take-out, and curbside pick-up.

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On Wednesday, April 21, 7pm-10pm, Pearl Hour presents Black Pearls, a pop-up engagement with rum and culture by Jasmine Senaveratna, a bar and restaurant professional who loves storytelling and curating experiences. Limited outdoor seating available - reserve your spot online.

Jasmine will center on Jamaica, Martinique and Haiti through food and drink inspired by island culture. Cocktails will open up a conversation about rum, its uniqueness to terroir, and the people that distill this spirit. Imagine this experience as a house party with music and food for thought. Expect a wave of four cocktails and four dishes (small bite, two savory, one dessert).

Pearl Hour is located at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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First Awakenings has opened at 300 David Avenue in Monterey! That's right, they've moved out of the American Tin Cannery and gone up the street to the corner of David and Lighthouse.

Since 1993, this family-owned, family-friendly restaurant has been wowing locals and visitors alike with their amazing breakfasts and lunches. It's old-fashioned American home cooking done right.

First Awakenings now offers outdoor dining, limited indoor dining, and take-out. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7am-2pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 7am-2:30pm. There is ample parking onsite and dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.

Want to dine in? Join their waitlist through Yelp, which will allow you to see how long your wait will be during busy times - they'll text you when your table's ready. Meanwhile, you can enjoy New Monterey's Lighthouse District!

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Musicians and poets are welcome to join Bon Ton L'Roy's Open Mic Night every Thursday at 7pm for a fun, low-key evening of originals and covers.

Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse is located at 794 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Indoor seating is limited; outdoor seating is also available.

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Alligator, the legendary Blues, Zydeco, and Cajun guitar and fiddle player, returns to Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse for a belated Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, April 10 at 7pm. Come enjoy a night of live music and the great food and drink of New Orleans.

Limited indoor and outdoor seating available. Please call for reservations, 831-375-6958. Bon Ton L'Roy's is located at 794 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Escape Room 831 Is Now Open!

Posted on April 8th, 2021 by Escape Room 831

Monterey's locally-owned Escape Room 831 has reopened at 599 Lighthouse Avenue and 765 Wave Street. We have some wonderfully fun, creative rooms available for you!

Rest assured that the owners of Escape Room 831 have been working diligently with City, County, and State officials to provide the safest possible environment. All necessary protocols for everyone’s safety are being followed. Not only are all rooms now private, we leave one hour between bookings to clean. Are you ready to sign up? Please visit our website.

Please know there are some conditions that must be met when playing with us. No exceptions.

1) You must wear a mask at all times inside our building.

2) You must maintain social distance from our Game Masters and you must wash your hands and/or sanitize upon arrival.

3) If you have been ill or felt sick anytime in the last 10 days – please cancel your reservation.

Questions? Feel free to call us at 831-241-6616.

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Wilde House Paper Goods at Lilify

Posted on April 8th, 2021 by Lilify

On a drive down the coast, the owners of Lilify discovered Wilde House Paper, a gorgeous, graceful studio in San Luis Obispo. And now we offer some of their fine goods at our shop at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

The monochromatic and modern Collage Skinny Notepad (pictured here) has an original, abstract art cover and is printed on heavy stock. We also carry Wilde House Paper's Day Journal, Day Planner, and Night Journal both in our shop and online. All products are made of 100% recycled paper and are made entirely in the USA.

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