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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, November 8-14, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

PAIN AND GLORY
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline, has a series of re-encounters — some of them in the flesh, others remembered. Through his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, to his first adult love in Madrid of the 80s. The story covers his life from his early discovery of cinema into the void created by his incapacity to keep making films. Watch the trailer.

DOWNTOWN ABBEY
Daily at 1:30pm, 6:45pm
The beloved Crawley family and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton Abbey hanging in the balance. Watch the trailer.

JUDY
Weekdays at 4:15pm
Sat & Sun at 1:45am, 4:15pm

It's winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town, 30 years after she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.” Watch the trailer.

GIFT
Daily at 6pm
Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic, The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, this documentary is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labor in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination. Watch the trailer.

WHERE'S MY ROY COHN?
Weekdays at 4:15pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 4:15pm

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues -- from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like documentary connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare. Watch the trailer.

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS...Read More

Ongoing Improvements to Elevator at New Monterey Parking Garage

Posted on November 3rd, 2019 by lighthouseave

News on the public parking garage located at 601 Foam Street (between Hoffman and Prescott), a short walk from all your favorite Lighthouse District shops and restaurants.

The elevator on the Wave Street side of the garage will be closed through the end of February 2020 for a project to improve the elevator system. New, temporary parking of ADA accessible vehicles is still available, and has been moved near the exit, allowing disabled patrons to exit onto Hoffman.

Have a stroller for the kids? New signs at the garage direct vehicles with strollers towards more accessible areas of the garage.

This Place Matters: Louis and Edward Genasci House

Posted on November 1st, 2019 by sheldon

The seventh featured Landmark home is the Louis and Edward Genasci House at 207 N. Central Ave. It is located in one of the earliest sections of the original Benjamin Campbell family land holdings.

Likely built around 1900, it is a one-story rural California Farmhouse style cottage with some Queen Anne and Greek Revival accents that many home builders added. The steeply pitched roof and wide shiplap siding showcase the boxed cornices, and long double hung sash windows with molded cross pieces. In the 1930’s, the previously open front porch was enclosed to make a sun porch. The original two-story wood frame, two door barn still sits at the back of this property and can be seen from the street.

Louis Genasci Sr. immigrated to the United States from Switzerland in 1885. In 1893, he married his wife Albina at the Mission San Luis Obispo, according to a story in the San Jose Mercury Herald. The Genasci family arrived in Campbell in 1911, and opened a thriving grocery and general merchandise store in the new downtown business district, on Campbell Ave. Their sons, Ed and Louis Jr. were the delivery boys while Louis Sr. and Albina ran the store. The family became well known for their many civic contributions to the community.

The town was very concerned about not having any fire protection after two big homes burned down between 1896 and 1902. In June of 1913, the town fathers including Louis Genasci Sr. decided to establish a volunteer fire department. However, the volunteers immediately faced significant challenges. Thirteen hydrants were installed on a few of the new downtown streets but the water pressure was inconsistent. Funding for equipment such as hoses, hooks and ladders, buckets and a hand pulled chemical “fire engine” were not available. The volunteers bought their own badges for about $1.00.

Ed Genasci, who later became chief of the volunteers, was designated coupler of the hose company when the new fire department started. According to Jeanette Watson’s book, Campbell the Orchard City, the volunteers were called to fires by the ringing of the church bells in those early days. This proved to be problem on Sundays, because folks were also called to worship with ringing of the church bells. In 1914, a fire bell was purchased from the city of San Jose for $40.

After a disastrous fire took out many of the businesses on Campbell Avenue at First Street in October of 1917, voters passed a resolution to create a formal fire district, but funding was still hard to come by. It was still a volunteer fire department and they would raise funds by washing down buildings as part of their fire drills and the owners gave them donations.

According to local reports, in 1935, Louis Genasci Sr. fell off his bicycle into a mud hole on his way to a fire at 2 a.m. on a rainy morning. The volunteer fire department had recently become “bicyclized” so they could get to the fires more quickly and if needed, cut through the...Read More

Osio Theater Participating in Monterey County Gives 2019

Posted on October 30th, 2019 by Osio

The Osio Theater has been selected to participate in Monterey County Gives! We are so excited to share our vision of bringing the joy of film to Monterey County and invite you to be a part of our inaugural MCGives! campaign. We're excited to be a part of this collective event, providing you a chance to give back to our community.

Osio Theater's goal is to raise $40,000 to expand our educational programming and better serve our community. Our plans include youth educational filmmaking workshops, a film festival, and hosting field trips for local schools at our theater.

Mark your calendars:
- Monterey County Gives! begins November 7, 2019
- Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019
- Monterey County Gives ends December 31, 2019

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, November 1-7, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

GIFT
Daily at 6pm
Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic, The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, this documentary is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labor in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination. Watch the trailer.

WHERE'S MY ROY COHN?
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues -- from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like documentary connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare. Watch the trailer.

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
Weekdays at 4:15pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 4:15pm

In 1970s LA, struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore (played by Eddie Murphy) hits it big with his raunchy alter ego, Dolemite, then risks it all to take his act to the big screen. Watch the trailer.

FIRST LOVE
Daily at 1:45pm, 6:45pm
The film shows the prolific director Takashi Miike at his most fun and anarchic. A noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres, it's the story of a young boxer and a call girl who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo. Watch the trailer.

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm
Sun at 11:45am, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm

This documentary tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Watch the trailer.

FANTASTIC FUNGI
Daily at 2pm, 4pm
This consciousness-shifting documentary takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet....Read More

It is with great sadness that we announce that our dear family member and friend, Brent "Big Sexy" Hill, passed away on Sunday, surrounded by his loving family.

His huge heart and even bigger smile will be missed immensely and The Bulldog will not be the same without him.

He was a major part of The Monterey community and was loved by every person he met.

We appreciate all your kind words and gestures and please continue to keep his amazing family and Christine in your thoughts.

Much love,
Susie and The Bulldog family

New Monterey City Code Website

Posted on October 29th, 2019 by lighthouseave

In order to keep up with the latest web technology supporting digital ADA standards and best practices and providing quality customer service, the City of Monterey recently updated the Monterey City Code website.

The City Code website details the City Charter and City Codes related to legislation, and lists the rules and regulations of the City. After a short learning curve, the City anticipates that you'll find the new website easier to use, with more search and save options. And it's now possible to view and use the site with tablets and smart phones!

This article was originally published in the City of Monterey's City Focus Newsletter, Fall 2019.

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