On the Beach is proud to sponsor the 2011 Monterey Bay Skate Jam Series! The one and only monthly skateboarding event on the Monterey Peninsula, 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 4 age divisions: 8 and under, 9-12, 13-17, and 18 and up. Riders will be judged based on (in order of importance): creativity, style, consistency, variety (in tricks and use of obstacles), and difficulty.

Sign-ups start at 10am, contests start at 11am. Normally, the event runs until 3pm. Dates and locations are as follows:

April 9 - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

May 7 - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

June 11 - Monterey Skate Park
El Estero Park, Pearl St. & Camino Aguajito

July 9 - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

August 13 - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

September 10 - Monterey Skate Park
El Estero Park, Pearl St. & Camino Aguajito

October 8 Championship - Marina Skate Park
Marina City Teen Center, 304 Hillcrest Ave

Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the links below to read the full articles.

In Your Dish: A Video Spotlight on Amir's Kabob House
by Mark C. Anderson
Monterey County Weekly, 04/07/11

Base Jumping: 7 Orange ABC Brings the Acoustic/Electric to Carbone's
by Adam Joseph
Monterey County Weekly, 04/07/11

We're Looking at One of the Busiest Musical Weeks so Far this Year
by Mac McDonald
Monterey Herald, 04/07/11

On March 2, 2011, the Monterey County Office of Education conditionally approved a charter school petition for Bay View Academy, a free, inclusive K-5 public charter school committed to developing the whole child. Bay View Academy is currently negotiating with MPUSD and the City of Monterey to locate at the former Bay View School or Hilltop Park in the New Monterey Neighborhood. Enrollment is now open for 2011-2012.

But Bay View Academy needs your help! It will be some time before their funding begins to arrive from the state. In the meantime, there are lots of expenses that must be incurred to get ready to open the school in August. Your contribution of any size will greatly help the effort to open the school on time.

Bay View Academy is a non-profit public benefit corporation and a 501c3 tax exempt organization for both state and federal tax purposes. For more information or to make a contribution, please visit the Bay View Academy website.

Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the links below to read the full articles.

Paper Wing Theatre Is the Most Unruly Theater Company in the County
by Walter Ryce
Monterey County Weekly, 03/31/11

A History of Violence: Paper Wing Unsettles with "A Clockwork Orange"
by Adam Joseph
Monterey County Weekly, 03/31/11

Fearless Lead Role Almost Saves "Clockwork" from Shortcomings
by C. Kevin Smith
Monterey Herald, 03/31/11

The Scholze Park Community Center, located in the heart of New Monterey's Lighthouse District at 280 Dickman Avenue, is busy with drop-in activities five days a week! Here's a sample for April:

Mondays: Tap Dancing for Adults (3pm-4pm)
Tuesdays: Bridge (12:30pm-2:30pm)
Wednesdays: Sewing (10am-2pm)
Thursdays: Yoga for Everyone (9:30am-10:30am)
Fridays: Public Computers Available (9am-4:30pm)

Although we primarily cater to people age 55 and older, many of our events welcome adults age 18 and up. Just give us a call at 831-646-3878 or stop by to learn more. To download a calendar of activities for April as an Adobe PDF file, please click here. ...Read More

The New Monterey Business Association is pleased to welcome American Lock & Key to the Lighthouse District!

American Lock and Key offers a variety of commercial and residential security-related products and services as well as automotive key services. In the shop, there are full displays of all major lock brands in popular finishes as well as many hard-to-find lock styles that are no longer distributed.

American Lock & Key, in business at its first location in Seaside for 25 years, is bonded and insured. Pay them a visit at their newest location at 856 Lighthouse Ave, or give the shop a call at 831-372-1400.

Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the links below to read the full articles.

Paper Wing Theatre Brings the Cult Classic 'A Clockwork Orange' to the Stage
by Lily Dayton
Monterey Herald, 03/24/11

Naughty By Nature: The Phenomenauts Use Talent and Subterfuge to Get Top Gigs
by Adam Joseph
Monterey County Weekly, 03/24/11

Mac About Town (The Shivas and The Phenomenauts at Carbone's)
by Mac McDonald
Monterey Herald, 03/24/11

Bay View Academy to Hold Public Information Sessions
Staff
Monterey Herald, 03/24/11

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 full article.

Garden of Eatin' (Cooking for Solutions at the Aquarium)
by Mark C. Anderson
Monterey County Weekly, 03/17/11

New Monterey's Lighthouse District is proud to announce that many of our local businesses have been included in Monterey County Weekly's Best of 2011! And the winners (in alphabetical order) are....

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop
Best Dive Shop
614 Lighthouse Ave
831-372-1685

BookBuyers Monterey
Best Bookstore - Used
600 Lighthouse Ave
831-375-4208

Bulldog British Pub
Best Bar for Darts
611 Lighthouse Ave
831-658-0686

Creative Visions Tattoo & Body Piercing
Best Tattoo Parlor
800 Lighthouse Ave
831-649-1882

Crystal Fish Sushi
Best Japanese/Sushi
514 Lighthouse Ave
831-649-3474

Gianni's Pizza
Best Pizza
725 Lighthouse Ave
831-649-1500

Goodwill Industries
Best Secondhand Clothing Store
Best Thrift Store
571 Lighthouse Ave
831-649-6056

Henry's BBQ
Best Barbecue
401 Lighthouse Ave
831-646-6999

Mary Jane'z Novelties
Best Headshop
744 Lighthouse Ave
831-333-0331

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Best Place to Take Visitors
Best Place to Work

886 Cannery Row
831-648-4800

On the Beach Surf Shop
Best Surf Shop
693 Lighthouse Ave
831-646-9283

Oya Salon
Best Salon
201 Lighthouse Ave
831-656-0570

Sakura Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Best Niche Nigiri
574 Lighthouse Ave
831-373-1767 ...Read More

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