Trouble getting your wetsuit on? Tired of boring old wetsuits? Slipins are now in stock at Bamboo Reef Dive Shop in Monterey! SlipIns DiveSkins/SurfSkins are tight fitting, full body lycra suits designed to make it easier to slip in and out of a wetsuit - wet or dry.

Manufactured in Southern California, Slipins have comfortable foot stirrups and thumb holes with a 17"-20" front zipper up to the neck. The real joy is when no wetsuit is needed - wearing just your SlipIns gives you overall skin protection and excellent sun protection (60+ UPF). It's also excellent protection from stinging critters, fire coral, and abrasions. The polyester/lycra blend has four-way stretch, plus it breathes, wicks moisture and dries quickly. It even comes in fun patterns (such as "whale shark" shown here).

Visit Bamboo Reef at 614 Lighthouse Ave in Monterey.

New Pilates Reformer Machines at Om Studios

Posted on May 20th, 2019 by OmStudios

Om Studios in Monterey is happy to announce that we now have all-new Pilates reformer machines! We are celebrating by offering 5 classes for $99 - that's $60 off our five-class card price. You can get this great deal on our website. We're located at 631B Cass Street in Old Monterey.

Never tried Pilates before? No problem! Om Studio's knowledgeable instructors lead thoughtful, safe, and supportive reformer classes suited for all levels. Our class sizes are small and limited to 5 students, giving you more individualized instruction for a safer practice.

Our classes include:

Pilates Reformer Foundations: Foundations Reformer focuses on form and technique at a slower pace. Its a perfect introductory class for beginner students who want to build a strong foundation, but also great for students who wish to review Pilates fundamentals to insure accuracy and stability before moving toward more advanced work. Foundations Reformer applies a rehab-based approach to the Pilates Reformer work, making it a perfect class for those suffering from back pain, sports injuries, neuromuscular disorders, Parkinson's as well as the actively aging. 50 mins

Pilates Reformer Flow: Love a good vinyasa class? Us too! Yogis, this one's for you. This class focuses on staying centered by controlling every movement, supported by your core. Similar to a vinyasa class, you will flow from one movement to the next while paying close attention to the breath. If you are new to reformer workouts, please attend the foundations class prior to taking this class. 50 mins

Pilates Reformer Sculpt: This intermediate/advanced reformer class is a fusion of Pilates-based exercises and fitness drills to increase the intensity of your workout. You’ll make quick transitions between moves to keep your heart rate up. If you are new to reformer workouts, please attend the Foundations class prior to taking this class. Not appropriate for clients who are injured or pregnant. 50 mins

Pilates Reformer Jump: The combination of jumping (lying down) and strength exercises all on the reformer machine is a great low-impact cardio workout. This class was made to make you shake, sweat, and have fun! If you are new to reformer workouts, please attend the Foundations class prior to taking this class. Not appropriate for clients who are injured or pregnant. 50 mins

Join us on a virtual tour of Campbell's historic homes! Each month, we'll feature a different house that reveals an interesting slice of the Orchard City's character and history.

May is National Historic Preservation Month, and the Historic Preservation Board is doing a series of short stories highlighting Campbell’s Landmark homes. This month’s featured home is the Galindo-Queraz-Leigh House located at 140 Peter Drive.

One of the most significant and possibly the oldest home in Campbell, this magnificent house started out as a primitive board and batten cottage in the 1830s’. Originally part of Santa Clara Mission’s grazing land prior to 1848, it was deeded to Juan C. Galindo when Mexico ceded California to the United States. Mr. Galindo enlarged the cottage using Ohlone Indian labor, buying lumber from the Mission, as his family grew to include eleven children.

John D. Gueraz bought the house in the late 1850’s and his additions reflect his Swiss heritage and Louisiana French background. Mr. Gueraz continued to enlarge it, creating a salt box style with inward swinging iron pinned shutters on all the windows.

High A. Leigh an English sailor, settled in the area in 1874. Mr. Leigh and his mother Delicia Leigh purchased the house and 180 acres of land from Mr. Gueraz for $16,300, in cash. It remained in the Leigh family until 1971. Leigh Avenue is named after the family. This house has a National Historic Register Listing. The present owners are to be commended for the outstanding care they have taken of the house. They have done much needed updating and renovation, while preserving the architectural integrity and uniqueness of this local treasure.

“When we lose a Historic Place, we lose part of who we are.”
~National Trust for Historic Preservation~

by Susan Blake Historic Preservation Board


Well, we have some sad news. Rockie Arambula, the owner of the recently closed Moonfyre Metaphysical in Downtown Campbell has lost her fight with cancer.

In 2003 when she started Moonfyre, it was the start of the perpetual slog that we now know as the Great Recession. You couldn't pick a much worse time to start a business and those early years for Moonfyre were also deeply unstable times in Downtown Campbell too. Especially when you're a small business, location matters and Downtown Campbell in 2003 wasn't one that mattered very much.

It was pretty bleak in Downtown Campbell, but in difficult years our "culture of doing stuff" started taking shape, eventually transforming Downtown Campbell into one of the most admired small downtowns in the Bay Area. Rockie and the Moonfyre gang were there at the start. They were one of the founding members of the band and one the few original members still on stage when they closed after 16 years this January. They helped start the turnaround and endured to see it grow roots and blossom.

Some legacies are written by specific deeds. Those legacies run their course when there's nobody left who remembers your name. Other legacies have no shape. They're composed of thousands of little things too small to record, but too large to define as a whole. These are the legacies of being a part of something bigger than yourself and it will be the legacy of Rockie and Moonfyre. Long after nobody can recall the name of the shop that used to be at 401 E. Campbell Ave, the presence of Rockie and the many friends she's brought into the Downtown Campbell fold, will still be felt.

You will be missed, Rockie.

If you'd like to show some love to Rockie's family, there's a Meal Train page and a GoFundMe page to help the family cover final costs for Rockie.

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Got lots of hair? Want to donate it to charity? Let Shear Addiction Barbershop and Hair Studio help you out with a fresh style and you can donate your hair to any organization you prefer. We love choppin’ it off! Our shop is located at 160 Webster Street in Old Monterey. Call us for an appointment, 831-884-5608.

Estéban Restaurant and Monterey Jazz Festival announce the 2nd annual Next Generation Jazz Dinner Series, happening May 30 - September 12, 2019. Every Thursday, 5pm-7pm, some of the best jazz students in Monterey County will perform on the terraza at Estéban Restaurant, beginning with a performance by the Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars. Reservations are required - please phone 831-375-0176. Performances are included with your meal.

Estéban Restaurant, located at historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa at 700 Munras Avenue in Monterey, serves Modern Spanish cuisine. The hotel and restaurant are part of the Inns of Monterey, a primary sponsor of the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, May 17-23, 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.

Thurs at 7pm

A struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:15pm

This hot-button documentary tracks the mercurial rise of the Satanic Temple. In a mere 6 years the Temple has become the most controversial and divisive religious movement in America. The Temple’s founder and enigmatic leader Lucien Graves, backed by his rapidly growing congregation, aims to redeem the soul of America by way of a Satanic revolution. This documentary charts the group's growth and questions its validity. . Watch the trailer.

Thurs at 2:30pm, 5pm
Fri, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 12:15pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:15pm

When Masato, a young ramen chef from Japan, finds his late Singaporean mother's journal, he takes it with him to her native country, hoping to put together the story of his family and his life. Masato leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore to find out the truth about his past. He uncovers a lot more than family secrets and delicious recipes. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 3pm, 6pm
(No 6pm show on Sunday)

Considered to be one of the most important yoga masters in the world, B.K.S. Iyengar is credited with bringing the ancient art of yoga to the modern masses. Born in Southern India 100 years ago, the legendary guru is the founder of Iyengar Yoga, a form of Hatha known for its rigorous mental and spiritual focus. Filmed before he passed away in 2014, this intimate portrait centres on Iyengar's legacy and teachings while illuminating the life-changing holistic methods at the core of his practice. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 2:15pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:15pm, 7pm

Louise Brooks, the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a...Read More