Boxing Strong Valentine's Special: Love Taps

Posted on February 7th, 2019 by Prime

This Valentine's Day, Prime and Boxing Strong thought you might want to try an adventurous experience with your loved one: eye contact, sweat, laughter, giving and receiving... the punches. Your partner won’t know what hit them! Unlock a new, playful way to connect with your partner or bring a friend who doesn’t have a valentine and create a new tradition.

February 11-22, 2019, pay only $150 for a package valued at $220, which includes one hour private boxing training for two people, two boxing kits (boxing wraps and gloves), and pictures and memories. Keep your boxing kits as souvenirs, or continue using them if you fall in love with the training.

Book your experience online here. For more information, contact Coach Masha at 310-242-3912.

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Vote for Lighthouse District Businesses for "Best of 2019"

Posted on February 5th, 2019 by lighthouseave

The New Monterey Business Association encourages you to vote for Lighthouse District businesses in Monterey County Weekly's Best of 2019 Readers Poll. We're a group of small, owner-operated businesses, but we pack a great punch when it comes to quality food, goods, and services.

Heck, you can even vote for the Lighthouse District itself, which was nominated for "Best Shopping District / Center." Check out our Lighthouse "Best Of 2019" Voting Guide below (listed in voting order).


Best Business Sign
Nacho Business
The Perfect Crumb

Best Neon Sign


Best Late Night Hangout
Nacho Bizness

Best Neighborhood Bar
Bulldog British Pub

Best Bar for Darts
Bulldog British Pub

Best Happy Hour
Hula's Island Grill

Best Pub
Bulldog British Pub

Best Place to Shoot Pool

Best Club for Blues
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Best Place for Karaoke
Bulldog British Pub

Best Local Theatre Company
Paper Wing Theatre

Best Theatre Production of 2018
Paper Wing Theatre (Rocky Horror Show)


Best Appetizers / Small Plates
Hula's Island Grill

Best Cheap Eats
Nacho Bizness

Best Family Restaurant
Gianni's Pizza

Best Restaurant for Vegetarians
El Cantaro
Hula's Island Grill

Best Food Truck
Tricycle Pizza

Best Restaurant for Gluten Free
Hula's Island Grill

Best Thai Restaurant
Zab Zab

Best Mexican Restaurant
La Bahia

Best Japanese / Sushi Restaurant
Crystal Fish

Best Indian Restaurant
Namaste India Bistro

Best Server
Dan at Hula's Island Grill


Best Poke
Poke Time

Best Pizza
Gianni's Pizza

Best BBQ
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Best Cupcake
The Perfect Crumb

Best Cookie
The Perfect Crumb

Best Ice Cream / Frozen Yogurt


Best Ethnic Market
International Market and Deli

Best Selection of Liquor
Bottles N Bins

Best Computer Repair
Rayne Technology

Best Bookstore - Used

Best Place to Buy Vinyl
Recycled Records

Best Furniture Store

Best Dive Shop
Bamboo Reef Dive Shop

Best Surf Shop
On The Beach

Best Thrift Shop

Best Vintage Clothing Store
Cat's Meow
Plato's Closet

Best Shopping District / Center
Lighthouse District

Best Place for Adult Novelties
Mary Jane'z Novelties
Ooh La La
Seductions...Read More

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Monterey to AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Express Shuttle 2019

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by lighthouseave

There will be an AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Express Shuttle to and from Monterey from Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10, 2019. Hours are Friday - Saturday, 6am-6pm, and Sunday, 6am-5pm. Round-trip ticket is $20 per day per person, $10 per day with active military ID. CASH ONLY.

Shuttle buses leave from Monterey and Pebble Beach every 30 minutes. Please note: during peak hours, the wait may be longer.

There are two pick-up locations:

Cannery Row
At the corner of Cannery Row and Prescott Street next to Steinbeck Plaza (map: 700 Cannery Row). Parking is available at the Cannery Row Garage, 600 Foam Street.

Downtown Old Monterey
In front of the Portola Hotel & Spa fountain off of Del Monte Avenue (map: Two Portola Plaza). Parking is available at the Downtown West Garage, 340 Tyler Street.

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Free Emergency Skills Training: Monterey CERT, Winter 2019

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by lighthouseave

The next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) emergency training program begins in Monterey on February 23, 2019. Teens through older adults are encouraged to attend (those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). Classes continue for 3 consecutive Saturdays for a total of 24 hours of training. Anyone may enroll by sending an e-mail of interest - you will receive a confirmation with class details.

You'll learn about emergency medicine, fire extinguishers, disaster preparedness, shutting off your utilities, rescue, communications when phones fail, and assessing a home or workplace after an earthquake or storm.

The CERT program uses a FEMA curriculum to educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist their families and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT also participates in searches for missing persons, serves as coastal spotters for persons swept out to sea, storm response, and other emergencies.

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Don’t toss away that old wetsuit! Drop it off at Bamboo Reef Dive Shop, and receive 10% off a new wetsuit until the end of February 2019! All suits collected will be sent to SUGA to be recycled into yoga mats. We're located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

This promotional offer only lasts until Feb 28, but we'll be collecting old wetsuits for the foreseeable future, so feel free to bring yours to the shop anytime.

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The New Monterey Business Association congratulates Kevin Hernandez on opening a new barber shop, Dapper's Union, at 550 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite F in Monterey. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am-6pm, Dapper's Union is committed to making humans look and feel dapper! For an appointment phone 831-649-1440.

Recognize that face? If you've walked past Pistons and Pearls in the past couple of years, you've probably seen the friendly, always dapper Kevin Hernandez working by the window. Now at his very own spot, Dapper's Union, he specializes in short and long hair cuts, fades, tapers, retro to current hairstyles, and beard and mustache design.


With no end to this government shutdown in sight, Gianni’s Pizza would like to help. We’re offering all federal employees a 25% discount on all food and beverages (alcohol not included) with active, valid government ID. This offer will go on for as long as the shutdown continues. We're located at 725 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Mangia!

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Applications for the tenth annual Monterey County Film Commission's $2,000 scholarship for film students are now being accepted. Forms for the Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Scholarship Award may be downloaded from MCFC's website. Application deadline is April 17, 2019 at 5pm.

The scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County or are currently enrolled in a community college or university in the county. The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. For additional information, please contact the film commission at 831-646-0910.

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