Air Quality and our Fall Wine Walk on Thursday

Posted on September 20th, 2023 by sheldon

A few people have asked about the possibility of our Fall Wine Walk being rescheduled due to wildfire smoke. We're keeping an eye on the air quality situation. The latest smoke forecast as of Wednesday afternoon is for the air quality to get worse again tonight, but see some improvement later in the day on Thursday with major improvement overnight into Friday.

Tickets are still available online or at the check-in stand for $55 plus fees to get access to all 23 wine stops spread across Downtown Campbell.

Be aware that the check-in stand has moved! The check-in stand is now in front of Water Tower Kitchen directly across the street from the Campbell Water Tower so if you can find the water tower, you can find the check-in stand.

If you can't find the water tower, wine might not be what you need.

Designated drivers or anyone who just wants to be along for the fun without drinking do not need tickets.

Here's hoping for strong winds, good luck, and a good time like always Thursday night! We're looking forward to seeing you.

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is hosting a swap meet on Saturday, October 7, 12pm-6pm, and we need your used scuba diving and freediving gear! All proceeds from sales at the swap meet will be donated to Maui United Way for fire and disaster relief.

All donations must be in good condition and be brought to the shop by Saturday, September 30. Have questions? Give us a call at 831-372-1685. Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

New at Nacho Bizness: the Enchorito!

Posted on September 18th, 2023 by Nacho Bizness

Nacho Bizness introduces the enchorito! It's the ultimate flavor fusion where burrito meets enchilada. Begin by choosing rice, beans, and/or pico de gallo, then select a cheese sauce, a protein, and toppings including enchilada sauce, lime cream, and queso fresco, plus any special add-ons like guacamole, mac and cheese, or extra meat.

Try it here at 470 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey! We're open Tue-Thu,11am-9pm; Fri-Sat 11am-10pm; and Sun, 11am-7pm.

Oktoberfest has begun! Fieldwork Brewing Company in Monterey invites you to celebrate with us through October 3, 2023. Stop by and order our annual Oktoberfest Lager in a fancy, limited edition, half-liter Fieldwork stein for only $15....while supplies last... Prost!

Fieldwork Brewing Company's cozy outdoor beer garden is located at 560 Munras Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey.

Autumn is on the horizon, and Johnny Wicks Candle Studio invites you to embrace the cozy fall vibe with the ultimate treat: the best pumpkin spice candle in town!

Handcrafted with love in Monterey, these candles are made of all-natural soy wax, 100% cotton wicks, and fragrance oils free of phthalates and other hazardous stuff. Available now at Johnny Wicks Candle Studio, located at 499 Calle Principal in Downtown Old Monterey.

The Rose Books and Obscurities is offering 15% off any in-store purchase to those who mention the Old Monterey website or newsletter now through Sunday, September 24, 2023.

The Rose, located at 136 Bonifacio Place in Downtown Old Monterey, offers a well-balanced selection of antiquarian collectible works and second hand books in all price ranges. The bookshop is charmingly small but carefully cultivated to satisfy serious collectors and general readers alike.

This dreamy elastic shoulder and back strap midi dress at Cypress Boutique Monterey is sure to turn heads! We love the sophisticated side slit design. It’s perfect for any occasion - whether you want an elegant evening look or you just want to show off your style.

This dress, and many more, are now available in our shop at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey.

Are you craving an explosion of flavors? Namaste India Bistro invites you to indulge in our lunch buffet, served daily 11:30am-2:30pm, and take your taste buds on an epic journey. Come hungry, leave delighted!

Our full lunch buffet includes: salads, fruit, and appetizers (from crispy samosas to tangy chats); rich and aromatic curries; freshly baked naan (flatbread); mouth-watering Tandoori chicken; an assortment of chutneys, pickles, and raita to complement your meal; and decadent desserts.

Namaste's buffet features a wide variety of items to suit all taste preferences, vegetarian and meat options, affordable pricing, and a comfortable ambiance perfect for families, friends, and colleagues.

Namaste India Bistro is located at 538 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Parties of 4 or more people are encouraged to call us at 831-641-0130 for a reservation so we can have your table ready for you.

Those of you who've visited the non-profit Monterey County Youth Museum know that our Creation Station is a magical place where kids can choose from lots of different items to create their own art. It's hand-on fun for everyone!

But we need to replenish our supply of materials for the Creation Station and are currently seeking donations of the following:

Toilet and paper towel rolls
Construction paper
School and office supplies
Bottle caps (with no beverage residue)
Ribbon and yarn
Wine corks
Faux flowers

MY Museum is located at 425 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Questions about donating Creation Station materials? Call us at 831-649-6444.

Gold Coast Tattoo is hosting the very talented tattoo artist @gersondesa_ in September. He'll be taking appointments for one month until he travels again. Don't miss your chance!

For all booking and deposits please message @gersondesa_ through Instagram. Gold Coast Tattoo, recently reopened under new ownership, is located at 639 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Current Comics now has the new Magic: The Gathering, Wilds of Eldraine in stock at our shop at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. The starter kits are great for new players.

Magic: The Gathering invites you to get lost in the Wilds of Eldraine with fantastical creature, unbelievable settings, and beloved characters from European fairytales with a unique twist.

The City of Campbell will host its Annual Citywide Garage Sale “Campbell on Sale” on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 8 am to 4 pm.

Over 150 households participated in past years' events. Don’t miss out on the fun! You can participate by having your own sale, or by joining others in your neighborhood by having a block or neighborhood sale.

This is an opportunity to clean out your closets and keep those items from going into the landfill. Don’t miss your chance to either have a garage sale yourself, or shop at one!

To register for the garage sale and get placed on the garage sale map, please fill out the City of Campbell's Garage Sale form online or call our Public Works Maintenance office at (408)866-2145.

Please note that while everyone is welcome to come score a find at our citywide garage sale, registration is only for City of Campbell residents.

The deadline to register is Friday, September 15, 2023.

Why Cannabis For Seniors Is A Growing Geriatric Trend

Posted on September 4th, 2023 by cloudcity

Originally posted at Cloud City Supply's website: Why Cannabis For Seniors Is A Growing Geriatric Trend

Did you know senior citizens are the fastest-growing age group in cannabis consumers? A 2018 study by the University of Michigan revealed a concerning shortage between geriatric psychiatrists and seniors in need of help navigating their mental health in their final stages of life. Coincidentally, cannabis has proven useful in helping to close the gap.

Why more seniors are turning to cannabis

As we age many shifts occur. Our bodies become frailer, our metabolism slows down, we develop medical problems that require daily treatment, and our brains shrink due to chronic inflammation. Consequently, these changes can bring on a set of physiological conditions often referred to as the “nuisances of aging” like insomnia, physical pain, dementia, depression, and existential anxiety. In a recent episode of the CNN series Chasing Life hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, we learn how medical professionals are endorsing the medical and recreational use of cannabis for seniors impacted by these conditions.

Although the sale and use of cannabis still hang in legal limbo and therefore lack general safety guidelines across the board, more and more geriatric doctors are encouraging their patients to experiment with cannabis when they don’t respond well to pharmaceuticals. However, the challenge is that because data and research are still unfolding, consumers must assume responsibility for their own personal safety. Doctors advise patients wanting to experiment with medical cannabis for pain management, reducing inflammation, improving sleep quality, appetite stimulation, or soothing anxiety to consider their current mobility and how the compound might interact with other medications they are taking.

What to know about cannabis for the senior well-being

The best approach is to find a reputable dispensary with trustworthy budtenders who can make personalized recommendations on what types of products to try and how to start low and go slow with dosage. Medical cannabis is most ideal for end-of-...Read More

New Tarot Reader at Luminata

Posted on September 4th, 2023 by Luminata Books & Gifts

Luminata Books and Gifts, located at 631 Cass Street in Downtown Old Monterey, welcomes our newest reader, Irina Mulvey. Irina is available on Thursdays, 10:30am-6:30pm, by appointment only - please call us at 831-333-1110.

Irina is an intuitive, compassionate Tarot reader and energy healer who creates a safe space for people facing changes and challenges in their personal, romantic, and business lives. Her extensive experience includes reading Tarot from a Jungian perspective, having completed the Jungian Certificate Program hosted by Jung Platform.

In addition, Irina is a Certified Healing Touch Instructor and Practitioner, a heart-centered energy healing modality which aligns with her heart-centered approach to Tarot readings.

Luminata Books and Gifts is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:30am-6:30pm; Saturday, 11am-6:30pm; and Sunday, 12pm-5pm.

The Coastal Roots Hospitality Group - including Montrio restaurant at 414 Calle Principal in Downtown Old Monterey - has designated the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center the nonprofit recipient of its Pick It Up - Pay It Forward Program for September and October 2023.

What does this mean? When you order takeout food from Montrio, 10% of your order will automatically be donated to this nonprofit agency. (Please note: this offer does not apply to delivery orders.)

The mission of the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center is to provide ongoing advocacy, support, and healing for all victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse and to prevent sexual violence in our community through education.

After a long period of anticipation by the bread lovers of Monterey County, Ad Astra Bread Co. has opened at 479 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey serving fresh sourdough loaves, sweet and savory baked goods, and coffee drinks.

Owned and operated by pastry chef Ron Mendoza, Ad Astra uses all-organic flours to create old-world style sourdough loaves over a 2-day baking process. Sourdough is mixed, hand portioned and shaped, and allowed to slowly ferment overnight before being baked the following day.

Have you ever stepped inside Monterey Holistic Health? It's a locally-owned shop that carries full-spectrum CBD products for humans, dogs, and cats. But you'll quickly notice that an entire wall of the store is devoted to a whimsical selection of locally-made gifts including crocheted hats and bags, decorative magnets, wall art, and figurines.

Inspired by nature and the world of the imagination, these beautifully detailed items are bursting with creativity. Sweet, unique, and often funny, you're sure to find something to bring a smile to your face.

Visit Monterey Holistic Health at 623 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and be delighted.

When you want to grab a quick ice cream from Revival and lines might be too long at their flagship store on Alvarado Street, stop by East Village Cafe around the corner at 498 Washington Street. We carry Revival Ice Cream cups and sandwiches, and now we have even more of their dairy free varieties in our freezer! Taste the love and support local businesses in Monterey.