On The Beach Surf Shop is happy to announce that we now carry Frankies Bikinis! Designed by Francesca Aiello in Malibu and made in Los Angeles, these pieces are known for their luxurious fabrics and fashion-forward shapes. You can check them out at our store, located at 693 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.
On the Beach Surf Shop is proud to sponsor the 2019 Monterey Bay Skate Jam Series! Our skate jams are designed to be a fun and interactive competitive event for riders, friends, and family alike. With a live DJ, product tosses, food, and drinks (and, on occasion, demos, games of skate, and other fun events), we invite skaters, friends, and family to come out and enjoy the day with us.
There are 3 age divisions: 9 and under, 10-15, and 16 and up. Riders will be judged based on: creativity, style, consistency, variety (in tricks and use of obstacles), and difficulty.
Sign-ups start at 9am, contests start at 10am. Normally, the event runs until 3pm (but with new events the contest could run a little later). Dates and locations are as follows:
May 18 (please note - because of rain, we may need to postpone this first event - watch our Facebook page for details) - Monterey Skate Park, El Estero Park, Pearl St & Camino Aguajito
July 13 - Monterey Skate Park, El Estero Park, Pearl St & Camino Aguajito
September 14 - Monterey Skate Park, El Estero Park, Pearl St & Camino Aguajito
Discover what's within you! Play Full Ground's Creativity Based Learning Programs are for individuals, private groups, businesses, and organizations to enhance critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills through the creative process of "think - do - share" with hands-on making activities in an encouraging and fun environment.
Creativity Coaching for individuals:
1 hour of consultation plus 6 hours of one-on-one work time and access to equipment, materials, and other useful resources for your personal project. Fee is $200 per person.
For businesses, organizations, schools:
We offer flexibility and adaptability training, team-building, business retreats, and more.
For private groups:
We offer creative and fun gatherings and group learning experiences, incorporating activities such as print making, book making, drawing, mixed media, and sewing.
Workshops can be customized depending on your needs, challenges, and wishes and held at Play Full Ground or at your place (we can bring props to turn your location into a playful and fun workshop space). Fees for organizations and groups vary depending on content, length, size of group, and location and include instruction, materials, and tools.
Mai Ryuno, the founder of Play Full Ground, is an artist and educator. She has a Masters degree in Fine Arts plus over 10 years of teaching experience in art and creativity, acting as a mentor for young global leaders, and practicing socially engaged art.
Play Full Ground's studio is located at 550 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Contact us for more information!
Prime Fitness is happy to welcome Kadalyst Wellness and Physical Therapy to our studio, located at 191 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite B, in Monterey.
Kadalyst Wellness and Physical Therapy helps adults suffering with back, shoulder, and knee pain to return to exercising, provides fall risk reduction training for those with balance issues, and helps with post-operative care.
Nathan Kadlecek, PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, competitive powerlifter, and former collegiate athlete where he punted and place kicked for Harding University. He completed his physical therapy education at Columbia University in New York City. He is a Northern California native who is happy to be back home and serving his community.
Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the link below to read the article.
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by Monterey County Weekly Staff
Monterey County Weekly, 05/02/19
Carpets and Floors, Inc., proudly carries the Louis A. Dabbieri Collection, a line of fine floor coverings curated to exemplify the highest levels of beauty and craftsmanship. An exclusive brand of carpeting, it's available in fewer that 100 of the best retail flooring showrooms in the U.S. and Canada.
Pictured here is the Loquitor rug, made of sisal and wool, giving it a raw, organic look that lends itself perfectly to coastal decor. Which shade is your favorite? We invite you to stop by Carpets and Floors Inc.'s locally owned showroom and decide for yourself - we're located at 471 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.
Sometimes, when it comes to your hair, you just need to cut it off! Call Headdress Salon and Spa and ask owner and hairstylist Heather Jorgensen to give you a new, warm weather cut that suits your face and style.
Headdress is located at 883 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Please phone us at 831-915-7781 for an appointment.
The City of Monterey offers a parking program which allows Monterey residents, displaying the proper decal permit, a maximum of two hours of free parking, per day, per parking facility. The decals are honored in the Cannery Row Garage (at Foam & Prescott), the Waterfront Attendant Lot (at Washington & Del Monte), and the Downtown West Garage, (at Franklin & Tyler, does not include time limit zones).
A Resident parking permit decal can be obtained at the Parking Division Office located at 340 Tyler Street, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. To be considered a resident, a person must reside within the City of Monterey and provide written proof of residency (utility bill, rental agreement) and current DMV vehicle registration (registered to the resident). These documents must be brought with the resident to obtain their decal. All active military personnel and their immediate family are eligible for this program - please bring your military ID card and vehicle registration. There is an annual $10 administrative charge for each decal permit. The permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
This program cannot be combined with any other special parking program (locals or first hour free) offered by the Parking Division.
This is an excerpt from the Spring 2019 edition of the City of Monterey's publication, City Focus. We encourage you to read the publication in its entirety here.
In 2020, the City of Monterey is celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1770. To commemorate this historic milestone, the City of Monterey is calling for artists to submit proposals for a mural and sculpture. The unveiling of new and permanent public art will be a part of a series of celebrations in the summer of 2020.
The City of Monterey is looking for memorable, exceptional and timeless pieces that will acknowledge the City's past, present and future by celebrating our historic heritage, cultural diversity, and distinctive environment. Proposed sites will be gateways to Monterey, locations that are visible to millions of pedestrians and passing traffic each year. Proposals submitted must include a scale mockup, in color, with the full development of concept along with production costs.
A selection committee will review qualified proposals and make recommendations to the Museums and Cultural Arts, Park & Recreation and Planning Commissions. Sealed proposals must be received in the Colton Hall Museum, 570 Pacific Street, at Monterey City Hall by Friday, May 24, 2019 by 4pm. An application and more details about the proposal description, locations, and selection process is available online here - look for the application form for the Call for Public Art Mural and Call for Public Art Sculpture or pick them up at Colton Hall Museum, 570 Pacific Street in Monterey.
The unveiling of public art will be a historic and significant moment in Monterey 250 events. These landmarks will inspire generations of Monterey residents and visitors, will enhance and enliven community parks and business districts, and will memorialize a major national milestone.
From Monterey City Manager Hans Usler:
Our traffic in Monterey reflects the driving habits of our fellow Californians. The Lighthouse - Del Monte corridor represents the center piece of our daily traffic challenges and congestion. Our City Council has been proactive in addressing these issues. We have completed the implementation of a traffic signal adaptive system, which uses the latest technologies to conduct calculations about traffic volumes and traffic signals time every 2.5 minutes. The system does not only react to real time traffic, it is capable of storing traffic history data and from there predicting traffic flow. Our studies show that the adaptive system reduced travel time on Lighthouse Avenue by 10% through a 30% decrease in average delay, and most importantly a 32% reduction in stop and go traffic.
The adaptive system is in place on Lighthouse Avenue between Reeside and Hoffman Avenues and on Del Monte Avenue from English to Washington. Currently, we are installing the system on Lighthouse Avenue between Prescott and David. We also have implemented dozens of other tiny tweaks, which in their total will help ease the traffic flow: improvements to crosswalks, new wayfinding signs, trolley services funded by the City and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, transportation demand management, new bike lanes, etc. I encourage you to check out the various programs listed on the City's Traffic Engineering page.
This is an excerpt from City Manager Hans Uslar's letter in the Spring 2019 edition of the City of Monterey's publication, City Focus. We encourage you to read the publication in its entirety (and Hans's letter on page 2 and 3) here.