First Awakenings Opens in New Monterey!

Monterey, CA

First Awakenings has opened at 300 David Avenue! That's right, they've moved out of the American Tin Cannery and gone up the street to the corner of David and Lighthouse.

Since 1993, this family-owned, family-friendly restaurant has been wowing locals and visitors alike with their amazing breakfasts and lunches. It's old-fashioned American home cooking done right.

First Awakenings now offers outdoor dining, limited indoor dining, and take-out. Hours are Mon-Fri, 7am-2pm, and Sat-Sun, 7am-2:30pm. There is ample parking onsite and dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. Going at a busy hour? Join their waitlist via Yelp .

New Shorts, Tees, & Sweaters at Cypress Boutique

Monterey, CA

The weather is getting warmer and new men's shorts, t-shirts, and sweaters have arrived at Cypress Boutique just in time for spring and summer. Stop by the shop at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C or phone us for curbside pick-up, 831-383-2769.

Get a Fresh Cut and Color at Sunshine Salon Monterey

Monterey, CA

Do you still have Pandemic Hair? Make an appointment at Sunshine Salon for a fresh cut and color! Salon owner and stylist Jay will help you find the look that's right for you and your lifestyle. You'll walk out feeling great.

Sunshine Salon is located at 147 Webster Street. Please phone 831-915-0197 for an appointment.

Dogs Are Welcome at Hula's

Monterey, CA

Hula's Island Grill is dog friendly...if your dog is friendly! Your well-behaved pup is welcome on our outdoor patio. Just call us and make a reservation so we're sure to have a table ready for you, 831-655-4852.

Hula's is open at 622 Lighthouse Avenue for outdoor dining, limited indoor dining, take-out, and curbside pick-up.

831 INK Tattoo Studio Is Hiring

Monterey, CA

Busy tattoo shop 831 INK, located at 225 Lighthouse Avenue, wants to add an experienced tattoo artist to our team. We are now turning away clients daily because we can’t keep up with the demand. Interested in joining us? Please DM us on Instagram with your information. Must have a positive attitude and be self-motivated.

Weekly Farmers' Market at the Campbell Community Center

Campbell Community Center

The weekly Campbell Farmers' Market is back on its usual day and time, but is being held at an alternate site during the Covid-19 pandemic. For health and safety reasons, the market cannot be held in Downtown Campbell and has been moved nearby to the parking lot of the Campbell Community Center.

Covid Testing for School-Aged Children: An Online Discussion

Monterey, CA

The Monterey County Office of Education and CHOMP invite families to join a discussion on the importance of testing school-aged children for Covid-19. This free online presentation will be held Tuesday, April 27, 4pm-5pm. If you wish to participate online in real time, please register in advance . There will be a recording available for those who are unable to attend.

Featured speakers: Dr. Deneen Guss (Monterey County Superintendent of Schools) and Dr. Martha Blum (Medical Director, Infection Prevention, CHOMP).

Dirty Girl Plant Co. Now Open at Union Yoga

Monterey, CA

With the Union Yoga studio space laying dormant until we can have in-person yoga classes, we are really excited to offer a pop-up houseplant shop by Dirty Girl Plant Co.

This owner-operated small business has turned the space into a lush urban jungle! Visit 244 Pearl Street and check out the fantastic collection of plants both large and small and buy some to beautify your indoor space.

Outdoor Dining, Hair Salons, Personal Services Return to Monterey

Monterey, CA

On Jan. 25, the California Dept. of Public Health announced that the recent Regional Stay-at-Home Order has lifted and regions throughout California have reentered the Purple Tier of Covid-19 restrictions.

This means that restaurants may now offer outdoor dining and hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, skin care spas, massage studios, and tattoo parlors may reopen.

The coronavirus remains prevalent, so please continue to follow the mask and social distancing protocols required by Monterey County. Be aware that most restaurants continue to offer take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery, while many retail stores welcome orders online and over the phone along with curbside pickup and shipping.

Expanded Al Fresco Dining and Outdoor Retail in Downtown Campbell

Campbell, CA

As of July 31st, the main drag in Downtown Campbell has been closed down to east/west traffic to allow restaurants and retailers to expand their operation out into the street. Depending on how this goes, the street will remain closed for at least two weeks. This is a learning experience for everyone so don't be surprised if there are changes in the coming weeks.

Custom House Museum Reopens

Monterey, CA

Monterey State Historic Park is proud to announce the reopening of the historic Custom House after over a year of being closed!

The Custom House Museum is open Tues-Sun, 10am-4pm. As always, admission is free. Masks must be worn inside the museum at all times.

Monterey Firefighters: Wildfire Victims Relief Fund

Monterey, CA

The current threat from the wildfires burning in Monterey County is unprecedented and the need of Monterey County residents is huge. Now through September 5, Monterey Firefighters are collecting donations of cash and gift cards to distribute quickly, and directly, to families impacted by the fires.

Monterey Firefighters have set up a Go Fund Me page for financial donations. They are also accepting donations of gift cards from stores such as Target, Walmart, Safeway, or Lucky's, at all of the fire stations in the City of Monterey . New Monterey's Fire Station No. 12 is located at 582 Hawthorne Street.

Enjoy Sparkling Botanicals at East Village Cafe

Monterey, CA

East Village Cafe now carries Sparkling Botanicals by Rishi! Come get yours. All six flavors are made with fruits, spices, or herbs and sparkling water with no added sugars and nothing artificial. They're refreshing by themselves or you can use them to mix great mocktails and cocktails. Visit East Village Cafe at 498 Washington Street.

Open Mic Night, Thursdays at Bon Ton L'Roy's

Monterey, CA

Musicians and poets are welcome to join Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse for an Open Mic Night every Thursday at 7pm for a fun, low-key evening of originals and covers. Indoor and outdoor seating available at 794 Lighthouse Avenue.

Nightly Outdoor Happy Hour at Cibo

Monterey, CA

Cibo Ristorante Italiano announces the return of our Happy Hour every night, 5pm-7pm, on our patio. Enjoy $3 well drinks, beer, and house wine plus great eats such as panini, bruschetta, calamari, and sweet potato fries. We're located at 301 Alvarado Street.

Parker-Lusseau Pastries and Cafe Is Hiring

Monterey, CA

Business is picking up at Parker-Lusseau Pastries and Cafe! As a result, we are now hiring counter help, a barista, and a baker. Applications are available at 539 Hartnell Street. Once you fill out the application, please return it in person so you can meet us, Tues-Sat, 9am-3pm.

Prints by Vitousek Illustration at Franklin Street Collaborative

Monterey, CA

Talented local science illustrator and designer Liana Matson Vitousek of Vitousek Illustration has delivered more of her beautiful prints of local cities to Franklin Street Collaborative.

At $25 each, these images of Monterey, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, and Seaside are incredible gifts and wonderful art to hang in your own space. View them here and visit the shop at 201 West Franklin Street.

Alligator Returns to Bon Ton L'Roy's, April 10

Monterey, CA

Alligator, the legendary Blues, Zydeco, and Cajun guitar and fiddle player, returns to Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse for a belated Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, April 10 at 7pm.

Limited indoor and outdoor seating available. Please call for reservations, 831-375-6958. Bon Ton L'Roy's is located at 794 Lighthouse Ave.

Escape Room 831 Is Now Open!

Monterey, CA

Monterey's locally-owned Escape Room 831 has reopened at 599 Lighthouse Avenue with some wonderfully fun, creative rooms for you! Are you ready to sign up? Please visit the website.

Rest assured that the owners of Escape Room 831 have been working diligently to provide the safest possible environment. All rooms are now private, there is a one hour gap between bookings in order to clean rooms, everyone inside the building is required to wear a mask at all times, and every visitor must wash or sanitize their hands upon arrival.

Wilde House Paper Goods at Lilify

Monterey, CA

Lilify is happy to offer fine goods from Wilde House Paper of San Luis Obispo. The monochromatic and modern Collage Skinny Notepad pictured here has an original, abstract art cover and is printed on heavy stock.

We also carry Wilde House Paper's Day Journal, Day Planner, and Night Journal both in our shop and online . All products are made in the USA of 100% recycled paper.

Advanced SCUBA Diving Course at Bamboo Reef

Monterey, CA

Do you want to further your knowledge of SCUBA diving but you're not sure which specialty class to start with? Take Bamboo Reef Dive Shop's Advanced Open Water Course and gain experience in shore diving, night diving, navigation, search and recovery, deep diving, and boat diving.

This course will challenge you physically and mentally, better preparing you for an array of advanced dives. Learn more on our website.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Virtual Job Fair, April 14

Monterey, CA

Monterey Bay Aquarium is looking for individuals who are passionate about inspiring conservation of the ocean to join our team. We have seasonal and limited full-time opportunities in the following roles: guest experience representative, guest support services (custodial), and security officer.

The Aquarium will host a virtual job fair via Zoom on Wednesday, April 14, 4:30pm-7:30pm. Please read instructions and sign up for a 10-minute time slot here.

Hula's Is Hiring!

Monterey, CA

Hula’s Monterey is hiring! We are joyful, outgoing, and friendly. If that sounds like you, come talk with us. We're looking for people with well-rounded hospitality experience and a knowledge of food, service, and cocktails. We celebrate diversity. Applicants must have open availability.

Hula's Island Grill is located at 622 Lighthouse Ave. Our phone number is 831-655-4852.