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The City of Monterey invites residents and local businesses to join us for Monterey Mornings with the Manager on Thursday, July 2 at 9am, broadcast live on YouTube. Join City Manager Hans Uslar for an update on Covid-19 in Monterey as well as a discussion of programs, projects, and policies affecting the City of Monterey.

You can submit your questions via e-mail or ask live on YouTube. Can't make it at 9am on Thursday? The presentation will be available on demand on the City's YouTube channel following the event.

Here's a tongue twister for ya.

Tuesday is for Taco's at Tessora's. (3x fast) 😂

Enjoy two Barbacoa Beef tacos with Chipotle Salsa, Crunchy Slaw, Black Bean and Corn salad sides + a beer for $15

We hope you enjoy how we make delicious and fresh tacos each Tuesday. We will serve them while supplies last (meaning they are good so they can and do sell out).

Our patio will be open 4-8pm for first come first serve or order via our online website for pick up options.

Monterey County Youth Museum is unable to hold our annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at our local fire station this year due to Covid-19 so we are having a July 4th Donut Breakfast To Go! Proceeds will benefit MY Museum. Place your order today.

Price is $15 per bag, which includes: 6 assorted festive donuts from Red's Donuts; fruit from Trader Joe's; 1 small American flag; and 2 colorful fun necklaces. Order in advance online and select a pick-up time at 8am, 9am, or 10am. You must wear a face mask at pick-up. Social distancing practices will be in place.

Thanks for supporting MY Museum! We're located at 425 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Parker-Lusseau Pastries & Cafe, located at 539 Hartnell Street in Downtown Old Monterey, is offering Brioches Vendéennes on Fridays! They sell small loaves, large rounds, and half rounds. This special bread, rich in eggs and sugar, has all natural ingredients, no additives, and still tastes fresh a week later thanks to the triple fermentation. It's well worth the wait!

Osio Theater is offering new independent films to rent and screen at home! View the list of currently available and upcoming films here. A portion of the proceeds from your rental benefits Osio. For general technical support on how to view your rental on your smart TV or device, please visit Osio's Streaming Support Page.

VIRTUAL SCREENINGS BEGINNING JUNE 26, 2020

SHIRLEY
Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naIve young couple at their door. Watch the trailer.

THE LAST TREE
Femi is a British teenage boy of Nigerian descent who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire with his white foster mother, moves to inner London to live with his Nigerian mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London. Watch the trailer.

QUARANTINE CAT FILM FESTIVAL
Amateur filmmakers from around the world filmed their beloved cats during Covid-19 stay-at-home orders. This compilation reel brings together the cutest, funniest, bravest and most loving of these videos, exclusively filmed during the pandemic. 50% of your rental fee directly supports Osio Theater. Watch the trailer.

CRSHD
This inventive, female-driven sex comedy follows college freshman Izzy and her two best friends, Anuka and Fiona, as they embark on a journey to get Izzy to a "crush party" so she can lose her virginity before the end of the semester. The acclaimed feature film debut of writer/director Emily Cohn, CRSHD tells a hilarious, unique story about navigating the messy ups and downs of life and love in the age of social media. Watch the trailer.

ON A MAGICAL NIGHT
In this playful new film we meet Maria, a woman dissatisfied with her marriage who, after a heated argument with her husband of 20 years, spends the night in a hotel room across the street from their home. There, she has a bird's eye view of her apartment, her husband, and her marriage. In this comic romp, she confronts her past lovers and relationships on...Read More

Beach Yoga with Union Yoga

Posted on June 29th, 2020 by UnionYoga

Union Yoga is now teaching yoga on the beach at Monterey Tides Hotel every Saturday and Sunday, 9am-10am. These all-level flow classes are taught by Kelli Gray (Nairn) on Saturdays and Rebekah Cordell on Sundays. We're gathering together, breathing together, and enjoying familiar company. Please register online in advance.

Mats are not provided, so bring your mat or a beach towel. You may not want to bring latex or natural rubber mats (Liforme) since the outdoor environment can break down the materials more efficiently than a traditional mat. Please wearing a mouth covering up to the practice area, but it is not required to wear it during the practice. We will space everyone out accordingly.

Join us in supporting yourself, each other, and Union Yoga. Find additional information on where we meet, where to park, and more on our class schedule page. You can also find information there on our many online classes!

It continues to be a painful time for all of us. It is hard to celebrate anything right now and there are lots of people who passed significant milestones in their lives this month. People became parents and grandparents. Many graduated from high school and college. New chapers began in muted hope against the backdrop of worry.

It's so very hard to celebrate right now, but we can still engage in the important act of recognition. It's Pride Month and so we recognize the valuable individuals who are LGBTQ and members of the greater Downtown Campbell community. When we recognize those who have been marginalized, we recognize our shared humanity and that no matter how different we may seem, we are still of the same human race and all equally deserving of dignity and unabated human rights.

So I recite in a solemnity that is hardened by the persistant pilot light of hope that on this day in history of June 28th in 1969, a catalyst for change happened in New York City. On this day, a police raid at a Gay nightclub called the Stonewall Inn ignited the Stonewall Riots and ensuing days of unrest. The event is now remembered as a landmark moment in the Gay rights movement that has over the course of decades afforded improved rights for the LGBTQ individuals amongst us.

We still have much work to do, but especially in our current time of trouble, we must pause to recognize that we've come out of that period of unrest as a more equal, more just, and more perfect union. To all of our LGBTQ friends, we wish you a belated and prideful Pride Month. May we continue to work on the difficult task of healing and justice together.

As you might know, we've been doing these monthly drawings for prizes where we give you a number of different ways you do something to help Downtown Campbell survive and in exchange we reward you with entries into the drawing. The prizes that we'll be giving away next month in July are all beauty themed so if you're eagerly awaiting the day that Santa Clara County announces that barber shops, salons, and spas are allowed to resume operations soon, you'll want to check out our July prizes.

For this upcoming drawing to be held at the end of July, we've got a special way you can earn free entries. We need your help to up our mask wearing game in Downtown Campbell. Take a photo of yourself in Downtown Campbell with a face mask on and post it to Instagram or Twitter and:

You're eligible to receive up one free entry per day. You can do this as many times as you wish, but they have to be different photos and taken on different days. You must be demonstrating proper wearing of a face mask or covering in the photo. If you're not sure what that is, please read through this post.

Dear Campbell Community,

Thank you, community, for your concerns about the health of our employees. It is appreciated and we hear you. In response to incorrect social media commentary regarding COVID and our best practices we offer the following:

Aqui currently has three hundred and fifty employees. Since January 1st we have experienced two positive CoVid-19 notifications from employees. Both of those notifications occurred in the last thirty days, post the relaxation of the shelter in place directive.

For the protection and privacy of our employees and due to HIPPA privacy guidelines we cannot give any details or release any information to the public about employee’s personal health. At present, one has been cleared and awaiting a return to work and the other is resting comfortably at home in recovery. All employees were notified immediately of the situation and were recommended to get tested.

Since the beginning of this pandemic we have implemented a rigorous cleaning and disinfecting program. We require all employees to wear face masks and nitrile gloves while working, we sanitize workstations after use, and we require hand washing every 15 minutes. Employees showing any of the listed symptoms for CoVid-19 will not be allowed to work.

We have all seen the resurgence of Covid-19 cases due to re-opening of businesses. Unfortunately, we will probably see more cases within our community and environment. We will continue to follow SCCHD and CDC protocols.

Aqui has been serving the South Bay community for over 26 years. Since January, keeping our restaurants open to pay our team has been a monumental challenge. So much has changed in a short period of time – the world around us, our neighborhoods, gathering spaces, the places we work and call home. Life in the midst of COVID-19 has sparked fear, frustration and anxiety all around. It is easy for distractions, criticism and stress to creep in. Social media can propagate emotionally driven information that can snowball into an uncontrollable false narrative. We are trying to look at all aspect of this pandemic; to learn and rethink our approaches. But now, more than ever, we must focus all of our energy on defeating this pandemic and the challenges associated with it. Nothing is more important than ensuring the health and safety of our employees and the community.

It is our sincerest hope that you continue to trust and support Aqui. Thank you for your understanding.

Links to the SCCHD guidelines page will be linked below and you will also be able to find more information on our CoVid-19 under our newswire menu....Read More

Hello DE Family!! We have officially opened DanceWorks registration! Keep in mind we are only allowing 10 dancers for in-person Summer classes with the option of virtual classes.

Thank you everyone for your patience and support during these trying times. We miss our dancers dearly and rest assured the staff at Dance Effects is taking the necessary precautions to ensure some normalcy. Check your emails for details!

You may have heard that Aqui's Campbell had to close down temporarily due to one of their stafff members testing positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Effective immediately, they've suspended patio dining for safety reasons.

I don't know anything more than the information that is already public so I'm not directing nor deflecting blame when I say that things are very difficult right now for all of our shops and we need help from our community to meet us half the way. I read a lot of messages from people who express that the businesses need to take more responsibility to enforce the rules. That's a fair criticism, but please also understand how difficult this is to do in practice when sometimes patrons have no interest in following the rules set out for them. The people working the restaurants have a challenging enough of a job under these pandemic conditions. It'd be asking a lot of them to also be crowd control officers and experts in conflict resolution.

Everyone, we cannot do this without you. You must help us or we're going to have more incidents like this.

You can help us by modeling good behavior when you come down here and encourage your friends and family to do the same. It will be a slow process, but we can get there if we start now.

Downtown Campbell is a very social place and most people aren't willfully ignoring rules. They're just acting like normal decent human beings who read the room and adapt to their surroundings. The only issue is that too many are following the 2019 version of normal (which we all miss dearly). If we want to have nice things, you must must help us move on to the 2020 version of normal.

Please wear a mask, please demonstrate proper distancing, please make room for others, and please don't crowd around the high traffic areas. Livelihoods if not lives themselves are at stake.

The Downtown Campbell Survival Project has entered round three and it's a perfect time to do our first themed round of prize giveaways. This month, it's all about beauty. We have some really great prizes lined up this month. If beauty's not your thing, we still have a good reason for you to enter.

You will have numerous ways you can enter to win these great prizes.

  • Buy something from a Downtown Campbell business and forward the proof of purchase to [email protected].
  • Share specific posts that have been tagged by us with #VivaDTC.
  • Tag us and post a selfie of you in a facemask while in Downtown Campbell to Instagram.

For full details of our monthly contests, please see the Downtown Campbell Survival Project page.

About All Bodies Welcome Hair Removal

All Bodies Welcome is hair removal for anyone who doesn't feel comfortable getting hair removal in traditional electrolysis clinics. All Bodies Welcome is hair removal with zero judgement. They have a table that holds up to 600 lbs and is wider than most massage tables to accommodate plus sized bodies. Gay, straight, trans, older, pregnant, women, or men are all perfectly normal at All Bodies Welcome Hair Removal.

About Ritual Day Spa

MAKE YOURSELF YOUR RITUAL

It’s a mad, mad world. Where constant demands drain your soul and your sanity. Where your needs come second to jobs, spouses, and children. And guardian angels nod off when needed most. Here at Ritual, you can escape. If only for a little while. Because sometimes, a little while is all you need.

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•-If you win and you can't do anything with the beauty prizes, we'll let you trade in your prize for entries in next month's drawing. You'll get 10 entries for the grand prize and 5 entries for a runner up prize.

Did you see our video about our Giveaway celebrating Day 100 of shelter in place?

Buy $100 in products online between now and this Sunday June 28th and you’ll get a free eye mask AND will be entered to win a free $100 facial! ($100 pre-tax and shipping.)

Shop online at www.ritual-spa.com.

We’re back!! Come celebrate our 7 year anniversary with a sandwich from 11am to 3pm this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday! A limited menu and canned beers will be available for takeout only.

We will be extending our hours in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more updates! We can’t wait to see you all again!

We’re sharing this as a reminder to #shoplocal & #shopsmall. Like so many of your favorite businesses, ours is on the brink, for the first time in 13 years. We hate that our communities are in the position of choosing between our health and our livelihoods. There are no easy answers here.

Thank you for your support!

Hi everyone. One lucky winner will be chosen this Sunday to win this $50 gift card to A'Bellagio in Downtown Campbell! Another will win a $25 gift card to Steepers and 15 will win $10 cards to Blue Line Pizza.

If you made any purchases from businesses in Downtown Campbell between May 11th and June 21st, you have until this Sunday at noon to email a proof of purchase to [email protected] to receive up to two entries per purchase into our June round of prize drawings.

Beauty Services for July's Prize Round

Entries for our July round of our Survival Project Prize Drawings started earlier this week on June 22nd. All entries for purchases made between June 22nd, 2020 and the end of July 2020 will count toward the slate of prizes for July. We'll be announcing our July prizes in a separate post. If you're like getting receiving beauty and wellness treatments, you'll really want to be on the lookout for that announcement.

Lighthouse District SIP Mall...Updated!

Posted on June 25th, 2020 by lighthouseave

Retail in Monterey's Lighthouse District is now open for in-store visitors, but there continue to be additional shopping options available during the pandemic. We invite you to check out our newly-updated SIP Mall!

All the stores listed in the SIP Mall offer shopping either online or over the phone plus no-contact curbside pick-up, delivery, and/or shipping. And now we feature even more retailers. It’s shelter-in-place shopping with all the local stores you love!

What are your rights as a tenant or property owner under Monterey County’s Eviction Moratorium? ECHO Housing is offering free weekly webinars that will walk you through local and state protections, resources for tenants and property owners, and more.

The next live webinar is scheduled on Thursday, July 2, at 5:30pm. Advance registration required. Please sign up online here.

ECHO Housing is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency. ECHO's goal is to promote equal access in housing and provide support services which aid in the prevention of homelessness and promote permanent housing conditions. Learn more about ECHO's events and services on their website.

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