Montrio Reopens February 17

Monterey, CA

Montrio (formerly Montrio Bistro) is happy to announce we're reopening the restaurant on Thursday, February 17 with an interior makeover and the acclaimed chef Sascha Lyon at the helm.

During the course of his culinary career, Sascha Lyon has...

New Menu Item at East Village Coffee: Japchae

Monterey, CA

East Village Cafe is happy to announce a new item on our Grab-N-Go Menu: Japchae! We invite you to stop by for this savory and slightly sweet dish featuring stir fried glass noodles (made from sweet potato starch) and assorted...

Epsilon Can Ship Our Baklava to You!

Monterey, CA

Did you know? Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant can ship any amount of our homemade baklava anywhere in the world! It's our family recipe, made with filo dough, walnuts, cinnamon, and sugar. Surprise a loved one with a special treat, or...

Pre-School Openings!

Campbell, CA

It's not too late to join us this year! We have openings in the following classrooms:

Tiny Tots M-Tu or W-Th 9:15-11:15 AM (Must be 3 by Sep 2021)

Kinder Kids M-Tu 9:30-12:00 PM or 12:30-3:00 PM (Must...

Tanning Special at Sahara Sun

Monterey, CA

Sahara Sun is offering a special on tanning: 20 sessions for only $79.95. Stop by our spa at 585 Lighthouse Avenue to pre-purchase - this offer ends January 24.

While you're here, be sure check out our Last Chance Clothing Rack where everything is $19.95-$29.95.

Mai Ryuno Brings Playful Spirit to 2022

Monterey, CA

Mai Ryuno, artist and owner of Play Full Ground , is bringing her playful spirit to 2022! As an experienced visual artist, conceptual artist, and art teacher, Mai has decided to make playful performance videos for YouTube this year to share happiness, hope, and positivity. Goodness knows we could all use some more of that.

Check out Mai's short artist's statement for 2022 on YouTube, and subscribe to her YouTube channel for more fun to come! And be sure to sign up for Mai's e-mail list , which she uses to discuss the deeper concepts behind her videos.

New Vans at On The Beach

Monterey, CA

We have new Vans shoes at On The Beach, including Crockett High, UltraRange EXO, and Sk8-Hi. Come check them out at the shop, 693 Lighthouse Avenue.

Winter Sale at Cypress Boutique

Monterey, CA

Cypress Boutique is holding a Winter Sale! Take 20% - 40% off clothing and accessories for women and men. Visit the shop, catch some great deals, and check out our fabulous new arrivals. Sale ends Tuesday, January 18. We're located...

Spot It Drying Lotion Now Available at Shelley Bennett Skincare

Monterey, CA

Introducing the newest product in the Shelley Bennett Skincare Collection: Spot It Drying Lotion . This little pink powerhouse is made of soothing calamine lotion to reduce redness, salicylic acid to help dry up and prevent bacteria from spreading, and eucalyptus oil for its antibacterial benefits.

It's recommended for use on insect bites and to spot treat pimples at night after using moisturizer. Available now online from Shelley Bennett Skincare, a locally owned small business at 588 Houston Street.

January Membership Discount at The Pearl Works

Monterey, CA

What is it that you feel called to bring forth into the world this year? If a workspace outside your home may support you in bringing your vision to reality, now is the time. For the month of January, get 22% off your first month of membership when you commit to at least a 3 month membership at The Pearl Works, Old Monterey's new co-working space at 288 Pearl Street. Book a tour here!

New Specialty Pizza at MidiCi: The Spicy Bee

Monterey, CA

Craving some heat this winter? Sample The Spicy Bee, MidiCi's newest specialty pizza! Our signature Bianca base is topped with calabrese (spicy Italian salami), creamy ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and a drizzle of spicy honey.

MidiCi is located at 467 Alvarado Street and offers dine-in, to-go, and delivery.

Sunday Brunch at Savvy

Monterey, CA

Every Sunday, 11am-7pm, Epsilon Restaurant and Savvy Bar are now joining forces to present a delicious brunch menu on the premises of Savvy, 420 Tyler Street. Join us for great food, live music, and no dress code. Reservations are recommended.

Changes to Admission Policies at Monterey Bay Aquarium, January 2022

Monterey, CA

At this time, in order to be admitted to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, all visitors ages 12 and over must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result (either rapid antigen or PCR test).

Please note that, beginning January 10, those Covid-19 tests will need to be taken within 24 hours of your visit. Results from at-home tests will not be accepted. Find information on Covid testing sites in Monterey County here .

California State Mask Mandate Extended to February 15

Monterey, CA

The State of California has extended its indoor mask mandate through at least February 15. This is in light of the fact that California’s 7-day average of daily new Covid-19 cases almost doubled between Dec 31 and Jan 5. In other words: the omicron variant is here and it is very busy.

Please wear a high-quality mask over your nose and mouth and stay safe, everyone. You can find information on where to get Covid vaccines and boosters in Monterey County here .

All our Lighthouse District businesses remain open, and many offer options for people wishing to be more cautious, including take-out service from restaurants and curbside pick-up and shipping from many retail shops.

A special thanks from all of us to all of you - our valued customers and friends - for continuing to support our local, family-owned businesses!

California State Mask Mandate Extended to February 15

Monterey, CA

The State of California has extended its indoor mask mandate through at least February 15 as Covid infection rates have risen dramatically since the holidays.

Please wear a high-quality mask over your nose and mouth and stay safe, everyone. You can find information on where to get Covid vaccines and boosters in Monterey County here .

All our Downtown Old Monterey businesses remain open, and many offer options for people wishing to be more cautious, including take-out service from restaurants and curbside pick-up and shipping from select retail shops.

Thanks from all of us to all of you, our valued customers and friends, for continuing to support locally-owned businesses!

Scholze Park: Produce Distribution for Seniors

Monterey, CA

The City of Monterey Recreation and the Food Bank for Monterey County now offer a weekly produce distribution service for seniors on Mondays at Scholze Park Community Center (excluding holidays). This program does not offer drive-through service - food will be distributed at the main entrance of the Community Center, located at 280 Dickman Avenue.

Registration is required. You can register online , or call Scholze Park Center at 831-646-3878 and reserve over the phone with a staff member.