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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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Looking for a sweet way to explore Monterey on two wheels? Rent a BCycle electric-assist hybrid bike from Epicenter Cycling at 230 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and point it in just about any direction for coastal fun with amazing views. It's perfect for getting around town.

Daily rental fee is $44.99. One size. Comes with lock. Book your rental in advance online.

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Anellabees Hard Candies Now at Lilify

Posted on August 17th, 2021 by Lilify

There is something simultaneously nostalgic and delectable about a gourmet hard candy. Lilify is happy to carry Anellabees hard candies, handmade in Colorado. They are an absolute delight!

Try the lemon butter candies, honey butter candies, and chocolate honey candies, all made using simple ingredients free of unnecessary additives and created using antique molds to given them a signature shape.

These truly tasty treats are available online and at our shop at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Throughout August, California Finest CBD Depot is offering 20% off Tree Lotion tinctures for humans and Tree Lotion drops for pets. Visit the shop at 800 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Made in Santa Cruz, Tree Lotion tinctures for humans contain 1000mg of 99% pure CBD and organic MCT oil. The CBD is lab tested to ensure only the best quality is used in products.

Tree Lotion drops for pets are safe for both dogs and cats and available in varying strengths: 225mg, 450mg, 1000mg, and 1500mg. Products are made with cold pressed grapeseed oil, wild Atlantic krill oil, and CBD.

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Salsa Dancing Nights have returned to American Burger at 738 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Doors open at 9pm, when we'll begin with a dance lesson. All levels of dancers are welcome. Face masks are recommended.

Dance Schedule - August
Thursday, August 19 - $10
Thursday, August 26 - $10

Come dance with us and enjoy pupusas, burgers, beer, wine, and milkshakes.

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MST Seeks Volunteer Navigators

Posted on August 5th, 2021 by lighthouseave

MST Is seeking volunteers to serve as MST Navigators. Navigators work side-by-side with MST staff in promoting mobility for individuals with travel challenges. Increased mobility means increased independence and quality of life for those MST serves.

MST Navigators promote MST services and mobility programs to the public, support mobility specialists with travel training activities, and provide MST with vital feedback about the routes and services that so many Monterey County residents depend on.

In return, you'll receive a free monthly bus pass (31 day Super Pass) and earn community service hours. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. Please find more information and submit your application online or phone 1-888-678-2871.

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Cypress Boutique Monterey has very nice quality men's linen shirts and knit polos in stock right now. Versatile and breathable, they're perfect for summer weather and look sharp both at work and out on the town.

Stop by the shop at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey and let owner Mary Ojugo help you select something that looks great on you.

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Carpets & Floors, Inc., a luxury flooring store located at 471 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, is looking for excellent carpet, hardwood, and vinyl plank flooring installers. All installers must have their contractor's license.

We provide competitive compensation for installation of all flooring types. If you take pride in your work and want to work for a company that provides some of the best service and quality materials, then this locally-owned business is the right place for you. We specialize in wool, handwoven carpets, seagrass, and exceptional quality hardwood and vinyl plank flooring.

To apply, please contact Amanda Baker via phone, 831-372-2300, or via e-mail.

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Well-maintained gear is an essential part of having a fun and safe dive. When we think service we often think about the regulator and BCD, but did you know that scuba cylinders need to be serviced, too?

Scuba cylinders must be visually inspected once a year and undergo a hydrostatic test once every five years. Keeping to a regular service schedule helps keep you and the dive shop employees that fill your tanks safe! If you own your scuba tanks and they're out of service, make sure to bring them in before your next dive.

Visit our website to learn more about our gear service program! Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Scholze Park Community Center, located at 280 Dickman Avenue in Monterey, will reopen on Monday, August 2, 2021. The Center will be open Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Programs for adults will include Tai Chi, drawing and painting, watercolor painting, sewing, bingo, bridge, film screenings, Meals on Wheels drive-thru meals for seniors, and other arts, crafts, and exercise classes.

The safety of the community and staff remains a top priority. It is required to wear a face mask over your nose and mouth; eating is not permitted inside the facility; hand sanitizer is available throughout the building; and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be in place.

For more information about Scholze Park Center programs or to request a modification to the mask requirement for medical or disability reasons, please call 831-646-3878. Learn more about Monterey Recreation programs or register online here.

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