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Did you know you can order a custom-made rug from locally-owned Pamir Rugs and Kilims? Simply select your own colors and design and we'll order the right-sized rug specially for you. Check out this beautiful, custom-made hall runner ordered from our shop!

Pamir's line of rugs is made in Kabul, Afghanistan from handspun wool and 100% natural vegetable dye. Our showroom also carries new and antique rugs from around the world. We're located at 237 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Personal Care Services Now Welcome Clients Indoors

Posted on October 21st, 2020 by lighthouseave

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, it was announced by the California Department of Public Health that all personal care services across the state are permitted to offer their services indoors. This includes estheticians and skin care spas, electrology, nail salons, tattoo parlors, piercing shops, and massage therapy.

You're invited to call to your favorite Monterey personal care services provider and make an appointment, but please be patient. This announcement was unexpected, and it may take our fine professionals a couple of days to prepare their businesses to reopen. We thank you for supporting our small, locally-owned businesses.

To learn more about the State of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and to learn what's permitted in Monterey County at this moment according to the Blueprint, please click here.

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City of Monterey Seeks VIPs - Volunteers in Parks

Posted on October 19th, 2020 by lighthouseave

The City of Monterey is seeking park volunteers! Volunteers in Parks (VIP) assist in general maintenance and beautification of City parks and gardens. They assist with planting, pruning, weeding, and landscape maintenance.

Information, tools, and instruction are provided. All Covid-19 protocols are strictly followed. No experience is necessary other than an enjoyment of the outdoors. Volunteers typically work on Tuesdays, 9am-11:30am. If interested, please contact the City of Monterey Parks Division, 831-646-3860.

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As divers, we at Bamboo Reef Dive Shop understand the importance of trying out equipment before purchasing it.⁠ Nothing is more frustrating that buying equipment that just doesn't work out. That's why we strive to carry the products we sell in our rental department, giving you the power to try before you buy! (We'll even discount the rental price from the full cost of the item.)

We have regulators, wetsuits, dive lights, and much more available for rent and for sale. We want all of our divers to feel confident in all of the gear they purchase. Visit us at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey or give us at call at 831-372-1685.

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Resendez Brothers Carpet and Tile Cleaning is now hiring a Lead Carpet Cleaning Technician. It's a fun and exciting opportunity with great pay and benefits. If you have prior experience, you're encouraged to apply. Resendez Brothers, a local, family-owned business, is based at 899 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Big Moving Sale at Cat's Meow!

Posted on October 15th, 2020 by Cat's Meow

Hey there, cool cats and kittens! Cat's Meow needs your help lightening our load for our big move. (That's right - we are moving. We are NOT closing!)

To make our transition easier, we are offering 20% - 50% off our inventory. So come on by the shop at 601 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey before the end of November to get your paws on our irresistible finds.

We're open Mon-Thu, 11am-6pm; Fri, 12pm-7pm; Sat, 11am-6pm; and Sun, 1pm-6pm.

...And don't worry - we'll be sure to let everyone know where we're moving ASAP.

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Free Flu Vaccine Drive-Thru Clinic in Monterey, Oct. 17

Posted on October 15th, 2020 by lighthouseave

The Monteery County Health Department and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula present a free flu vaccine drive-thru clinic on Saturday, October 17, 10am-1pm, at Hartnell Professional Center, 576 Hartnell Street in Downtown Old Monterey. For more information, please click here.

This year, more than ever, it’s important to get your flu vaccine. This drive-thru clinic is offered free of charge to community members. Please follow the guidelines below:

1) All attendees must stay in their vehicle at all times
2) No walk-ups will be allowed for the safety of all attendees and staff
3) Health screenings will be conducted, including a temperature check
4) Masks are required at all times
5) Do not attend if you feel ill or have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or have recently been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19

Can't make it that day? View a complete list of free flu vaccine clinics in Monterey County in October.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Members' Event: Halloween Special, Oct. 28

Posted on October 9th, 2020 by MontereyBayAquarium

Members of Monterey Bay Aquarium: grab your costumes! On Wednesday, October 28, 6:30pm-7:30pm, we're hosting a Halloween-themed Monterey Bay Aquarium Live event for Aquarium members only, featuring spooky (and family-friendly) fun in our Kelp Forest after dark.

Join our divers for our annual member-favorite Halloween dive show, then get ready to party as we bring you a virtual dance experience in your home, complete with live music! Not yet a member of Monterey Bay Aquarium? Become an Aquarium member today, join us for this fun online event, and support this amazing local institution!

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Monterey One Water: Emergency Utility Assistance Program

Posted on October 9th, 2020 by lighthouseave

Has your income been impacted by Covid-19? Is your Monterey One Water account past due? In collaboration with the County of Monterey and the United Way of Monterey County, a Covid-19 Emergency Utility Assistance Program is now available for Monterey One Water residential customers. This program is designed to provide utility relief for eligible households facing financial instability because of a loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19.

The program is available until all funds have been allocated or December 30, 2020, whichever comes first. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a first-come first-served basis. If approved, Monterey One Water will issue a one-time credit to the customer’s account in the amount of up to two billing cycles. Missed payments must have occurred between April 2020 through November 2020. View complete details here.

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Monterey County Rent and Utility Assistance Program

Posted on October 9th, 2020 by lighthouseave

Did you lose your job or experience loss of income because of Covid-19? You may be eligible to receive financial support through the Monterey County Rent and Utility Assistance Program.

United Way Monterey County has partnered with the County of Monterey to provide rental and utility assistance to eligible residents living in Monterey County and experiencing unemployment and loss or reduction in income because of Covid-19. Please call 211 to apply, or click here for additional information.

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Circle Crossbody Leather Bag at Lilify

Posted on October 8th, 2020 by Lilify

Lilify presents the Circle Crossbody, a leather crossbody bag that is soft, sturdy, modern, and chic. Handmade in Georgia by Neva Opet, this timeless piece made of oil hide leather with solid brass hardware is available in black and brown in store and online.

Lilify, located at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, now offers in-store shopping, curbside pick-up, and shipping.

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Everyone knows that New Monterey's beloved American Burger serves up fantastic beef burgers and pupusas, but did you know they also offer veggie burgers? Try their Ultimate Veggie Burger (pictured here) with grilled bell pepper, onions, mushrooms, and avocado. Delicious!

American Burger, a family-owned restaurant, is located at 738 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and now offers take-out, curbside pick-up, delivery, and outdoor dining.

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Gear up for the fall season with Cypress Boutique's new flannel shirts! We're open for in-store shopping Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30am-6:30pm, and happily offer curbside pick-up - just phone us at 831-383-2769. We're located at 800 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Cypress Boutique Monterey offers clothing and accessories are for trendy, fashionable men and women of all ages from all over the globe, with a wide selection of name brand streetwear and edgy boutique styles.

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California's Covid-19 Medi-Nurse Phone Line

Posted on October 8th, 2020 by lighthouseave

Did you know? California State Department of Healthcare Services now offers a free Covid-19 Medi-Nurse Phone Line at 1-877-409-9052. If you are uninsured or have Medi-Cal but don't have a regular doctor, the Covid-19 Medi-Nurse Line can connect you with a nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to talk about Covid-19 symptoms and help you find local health resources.

Medi-Nurse provides services in multiple languages, with steps in place that allow callers to access interpreters as needed. They can help you understand if your symptoms might be related to Covid-19, determine whether you need to self-isolate, decide if you need to see a doctor to get tested and/or treated, and help you connect with a Medi-Cal provider who can get you enrolled in the program.

If you have a regular doctor or health plan, call them first. If you don't, the Medi-Nurse can help!

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To celebrate Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 36th anniversary, the Aquarium's Store is introducing its newest line, the Sea Sketches Collection, featuring art and illustrations by the Aquarium's Executive Director, Julie Packard. Her beautiful sketches of marine life in Monterey Bay have been transformed into clothing, glassware, and other gift items. Support the Aquarium in style and visit the online store today!

Each item is Fair Trade Certified and made by companies exhibiting positive social and environmentally progressive standards. Many items are the product of woman-owned companies, in the U.S. and internationally. The Aquarium deliberately works with vendor partners who do business in ways that advance social justice for their workers.

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Every weekend, Friday-Sunday, Pearl Hour is serving up delicious food and cocktails to ages 21 and over on our back patio at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. October 9-11, our culinary partner will be Ocean Sushi Deli, serving up vegetarian maki rolls. Cash only.

These veggie maki roll with a creamy, house made miso mayo are awesome! And we'll be offering a variety of cocktail specials include this Ocean Martini garnished with a piece of marinated togarashi-sesame-oil-tamari dusted celery.

The hours of our weekend pop-up restaurant and cocktail service are: Friday, 5pm-12am, and Saturday and Sunday, 2pm-12am. To see all the great offerings at Pearl Hour during the week, please click here.

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Ballot Drop Box Installed at Monterey Public Library

Posted on October 1st, 2020 by lighthouseave

IT'S TIME TO VOTE! A permanent Monterey County Elections ballot drop box for voters is installed at Monterey Public Library, available 24 hours a day until November 3 at 8pm. The County will empty it on a regular basis. Just drop your ballot safely in the box at 625 Pacific Street in Downtown Old Monterey - it's easy to do and completely free (of course).

To view a list of other ballot drop box locations in Monterey County, please click here. To check your voter registration status, please click here.

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