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Recycled Records is proud to carry recordings by local musicians! Come and check out our hometown selection, including work by El Kallpa and Sensory Sound System.

Recycled Records also carries indie store exclusives such as the new album by Lord Huron, "Long Lost" on vinyl. (It was in stock on May 24, but it may not be for long...) Visit us at 604 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Are all the stressors of the Covid pandemic getting you down? The Monterey Bay Aquarium has reopened for in-person visits, but their Live Cams are still available for viewing on their website. Be delighted by the antics of the sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of the jellies, it's all a great stress reliever you can experience no matter where you are.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the ocean. You can make a donation today and help them pay for the ongoing care of their wonderful animals and the maintenance of this legendary gem.

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Wherever you're headed, the Verve+ 3 Lowstep, now at Epicenter Cycling, is the best way to get there. This electric hybrid bike from Trek is ultra-comfortable, super intuitive to use, and a ton of fun to ride. You can power up hills, easily carry groceries, and explore new destinations knowing you'll have more than enough boost to do it all.

The Bosch pedal-assist system is powerful and reliable, and the battery is fully encased in the frame for great looks and better balance. Plus, this e-bike comes equipped with parts that put your comfort and safety first, including a road-smoothing suspension seatpost, wide tires, and front and rear lights.

Visit Epicenter Cycling, located at 230 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey to give it a test ride!

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Now that snow season is done, surf rentals are back at On The Beach Surf Shop! We rent surfboards, bodyboards, skimboards, and car racks for a full day (24 hours) or half day (4 hours). Visit us at 693 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Please note: you must be over 18 or have a parent or guardian present to sign the rental form, plus a valid ID and credit card.

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Bamboo Reef Dive Shop's Freediving Line Sessions are the perfect place to practice your breath-hold and diving skills. If you're a certified freediver or have taken our Safe Buddy Course, join us - we offer sessions several times a month on Thursdays and Sundays at 10am. Fee is $25. Register on our website.

This is a great opportunity to be able to safely push yourself under the direct supervision of a freedive professional, building upon your training and learning some new tips and skills along the way. Getting line time with our pros is a great way to prepare yourself for those deeper, longer, dives while getting more comfortable in the water.

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Vaccinated? Don't drop your mask yet.

Posted on May 14th, 2021 by lighthouseave

An important reminder from the Monterey County Health Department: Monterey County is still under California State masking guidelines. At this time, people fully vaccinated for Covid still need to wear a mask indoors when they are out in the community.

On May 17, the State of California's Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, announced that California will keep the current mask mandate in place until June 15. Read Dr. Ghaly's full statement here.

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Current Comics is now accepting orders for this very cool Batman / Joker Funko POP 2-pack, a San Diego Comic-Con 2021 Previews Exclusive. It's based on the "Batman White Knight” comics series. The price is $22.99 and we have until Monday, June 7 to place our orders for it but the sooner you place your order with us the better.

Locals and regulars, if you want one, please call us at 831-333-1085 or tell us next time you're in the store at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Cypress Boutique, located at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey, is now hiring! We are looking for someone experienced in sales and merchandising who works quickly and efficiently. You'll be working at the shop and doing social media marketing. Flexible hours each week. Must be 18 years or older to apply. Please submit your resume via e-mail only.

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Mattress Nation, your locally-owned mattress and furniture store, is now holding its extended Memorial Day Sale!

Save up to $800 on Tempur-Pedic and Stearns & Foster mattresses, up to $500 on Tempur-Pedic adjustable mattress sets, up to $400 on Sealy's Hybrid adjustable mattress sets, and up to 50% off Sealy's Hybrid Trust II floor model mattresses.

Stop by the shop at 296 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey or visit our website.

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Pearl Hours

Posted on May 13th, 2021 by Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour, your neighborhood cocktail bar and bottle shop, has expanded our hours! We're now open Thursday - Monday, 5pm-midnight, at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. View our drink and bottle menu.

On Thursdays, you'll find a rotating spirit special plus special DJ sets, LGBTQIA+ nights, and more. On Mondays, you may find oysters from Wild Fish, rotating live music acts, and mixologist Jevana behind the bar.

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Namaste India Bistro has reopened at 538 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey! After extensive renovations, this local favorite is now open for limited indoor dining and take-out, Tuesday - Sunday, 11:30am-2:30pm and 5pm-9:30pm. They're excited to have a newly expanded menu full of Indian and Nepali cuisine and a completely redecorated dining room which continues to be casual yet elegant.

The much-beloved lunch buffet is currently closed because of pandemic regulations, but in addition to choosing items from the regular menu for lunch, you can also order bento-style specials which include curry, rice, salad, pickle, naan bread, and dessert.

Namaste still has plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options on the menu, and they've added some exciting new items. These include entrees such as lamb shank vindaloo, sea bass, and vegan eggplant curry, as well as appetizers such as tandoor quail, momo (steamed Himalayan dumplings), and avocado chaat. They've even expanded the bread selection to include cilantro pesto naan and onion chili kulcha. Come enjoy your old favorites and try something new!

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Monterey Fire Department is hosting a free walk-in Covid vaccine clinic for everyone age 18 and up on Saturday, May 8, 1pm-4pm, at the head of Old Fisherman's Wharf. They will be administering the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. If you haven't yet received your Covid vaccination, please stop by and get yours - it doesn't get much more convenient than this. (You can even buy some salt water taffy afterwards!)

Want to learn more about the Covid-19 vaccines? Read this information by the U.S. CDC. Want something a little more fun? Watch this Q&A video by health care professionals and Bay Area comedian W. Kamau Bell.

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American Burger introduces the Gilroy Burger, a certified Angus beef burger with shrimp and garlic! It comes with lettuce, tomato, pickles, grilled onions, a spread of house sauce, and fries on the side.

Our family-owned restaurant is now open for outdoor dining, take-out, and no-contact curbside pick-up every day, 11am-8pm, at 738 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is happy to announce that our Women Empowered Classes have resumed at the studio every Saturday at 10am! With Covid restrictions lifting and vaccinations on the rise, we are thrilled to offer this class again.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Monterey offers a 25% discount for military, law enforcement, nurses, and doctors, and the Women Empowered program is free to all currently enrolled students who identify as female. Class sizes are limited - please reserve your spot through our website. We can’t wait to see you on the mat!

The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu studio is located at 636 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Get ready for summer adventure at Catalyst Consignment! Stop by and explore our selection of men’s Hawaiian shirts, shorts, boat shoes, and more at 801-A Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Catalyst Consignment, offering men's and women's clothing in a wide array of sizes, is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm, and Sunday, 12pm-4pm. Our online shop is open 24/7.

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Bamboo Reef Dive Shop wants to know: are you Nitrox certified yet? Whether you're diving locally or taking a trip abroad, there are many benefits of diving Nitrox including: a reduced risk of DCS, extended bottom times, shorter surface intervals, longer repetitive dive times, and reduced exhaustion.

If you think Nitrox diving may be for you, our SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course lasts 2 hours and is held online 2-3 times a month. For more information and to sign up, please click here.

Bamboo Reef is located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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