Old Monterey District Blog

Code Ninjas invites you to join us in celebrating National Video Game Day on September 12, 10am-2pm, at our studio at 469 Pacific Street in Monterey. This is a free community event for all gamers ages 7-15. Please sign up online.

Prizes will be awarded to winning Overwatch Teams. All matches will be live streamed, and our National Champion JV Squad, the Monterey Whales, will defend their title at 2pm against the Hanover Horde.

Code Ninjas is making the hugely popular eSports platform Overwatch accessible to kids ages 7-15. Our philosophy is to foster meaningful relationships and good sportsmanship through mentoring, teamwork, and collaboration while our youth engage in the games they love.

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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) representatives are available to assist Monterey County fire victims with registration for FEMA assistance from August 30 - September 5, 10am-8pm, and September 6-12, 10am-6pm at Monterey Conference Center, located at One Portola Plaza in Downtown Old Monterey. They are joined by representatives from the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Department of Motor Vehicles, and Congressman Panetta's office to offer assistance to fire victims.

Applicants can apply for FEMA assistance by visiting this website, downloading the app to a smartphone or tablet, or phoning 1-800-621-3362. For more information, please read the CalOES/FEMA news release.

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Venture Gallery presents a show by Sherree Anderson, our featured artist for September. We invite you to come and view her beautiful ocean scenes of the Monterey Peninsula. Venture Gallery is now open for in-store shopping Thursdays - Sundays, 10am-6pm.

Sherree was chosen as the recipient of the 2020 Professional Artist Award from the Arts Council of Monterey County and has won several art awards throughout the years for her oil paintings. She paints in a realistic style, whether en plein air or in her studio. She is the current Director of Venture Gallery and President of the Central Coast Art Association.

Sherree Anderson's artwork will be featured through September 2020. Venture Gallery is located at 260 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Visit our website to shop online for work by our local artists.

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Haute Beauty Guide's retail shop is about more than beauty products - we also carry fun, enriching activities for children! We're now ready for back to school time with messy play sensory kits, STEM projects, crayons, and fun art projects. Stop by the shop at 71 Pearl Street in Downtown Old Monterey or check out our inventory and order online.

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Fans of Fieldwork Brewing Co. in Monterey, we are extremely excited to announce that we have re-opened our Beer Garden for patio dining at 560 Munras Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey!

To go along with all the fresh beer we serve, we are introducing a new food menu featuring sweet and savory Fieldwork Waffles designed by our Culinary Director, Jeffrey Amber. Our new hours are Sunday - Thursday, 12pm-9pm, and Friday - Saturday, 12pm-10pm.

In addition, we continue to offer both curbside pick-up and home delivery of select 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and 32 oz. crowlers. Please place your order for pick-up or delivery on our website.

Corner Pocket
waffle with sesame seeds, zatar, smoked salt, pepitas and topped with hummus
Take 5
waffle with braised chicken, bacon, gruyere cheese and topped with hot honey
waffle with braised pork, black beans, cotija and topped with chipotle aioli
Delivery Boy
waffle with pepperoni, mozzarella, olive/jalapeno tapenade, topped with parmesan, red chili flakes and Fieldwork ranch....Read More

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Monday through Thursday at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill, if you buy a 4-pack of beer you can purchase one of our signature pizzas to-go for only $10. It's a pretty rad duo if you ask us. We're really excited about our new pizza dough, made fresh in-house. Visit us at 426 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Great news for all who want a haircut, and all who work in hair salons and barbershops! On Friday afternoon, it was announced by the California Department of Public Health that hair salons and barbershops in Monterey County are permitted to reopen for indoor services on Monday, August 31, 2020.

You're invited to call to your favorite hair professional and make an appointment, but please be patient - given the short notice, it may take our local artisans a few days to get up and running again.

To learn more about the State of California's new Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which has revised the public health criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on business activities, and to learn what's permitted in Monterey County according to this new blueprint, please click here.

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We all have moments in our lives when we want to do something special or different. Maybe you have a friend who's having a tough time right now. Or you want to celebrate a promotion or a new job. If you're a business owner, perhaps you want to thank your employees for working so hard.

Revival Ice Cream wants to help you create the perfect package of ice cream! Our Taste The Love custom packages will be created after you chat with our manager in the shop. You can discuss the occasion with her and she'll put together the perfect package for you. And yes, we can ship our custom packages nationwide!

To talk to us about a possible package, please visit our website and fill out our short form. We'll call you to start creating what you need. Revival Ice Cream is located at 463 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Rosine's Restaurant is now open at 9am daily for outdoor dining. Our new hours are Sunday - Thursday, 9am-8pm, and Friday and Saturday, 9am-9pm. Visit us at 434 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Take-out orders are still available by calling us at 831-375-1400. You can view our menus online for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. For delivery, please click the Online Ordering tab on our website.

We are a local, family-owned business celebrating 40 years and we truly appreciate everyone's support! We are following all Monterey County health guidelines for everyone's health and safety. We ask that you please wear a face covering when you're not seated....Read More

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Pumpkin Smash Now at Jamba

Posted on August 28th, 2020 by Jamba

Jamba, located at 398 Alvarado Street in Monterey, is excited to bring back our fan favorite Pumpkin Smash with all the colors and notes of fall. We know that Jamba fans crave our special pumpkin spice blend, and this year we are offering Pumpkin Smash two ways to appeal to both classic and plant-based lifestyles. Pick up yours today!

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Shear Addiction Barbershop and Hair Studio, located at 160 Webster Street in Downtown Old Monterey, is not currently offering haircuts because of Covid-19 restrictions, but we do have hair products for sale! For example, we now have Atlas hair products for men in stock: High Shine Pomade, Matte Wax, Semi-Matte Putty, and Matte Texture Clay.

If you're interested, please contact us via Facebook or Instagram or e-mail us. We're happy to offer local delivery or curbside pickup at the shop.

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The City of Monterey has announced the temporary closure of all beaches in Monterey, September 4-7, 2020. Only water activities and ocean access are permitted. Beach use is not permitted. Violators subject to $1,000 fine.

Labor Day Weekend has historically drawn large crowds to the Monterey Bay Area. Anticipating a high volume of beachgoers in the region and overcrowding on the beaches, the City of Monterey has decided to close beaches to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Water activities are allowed. This means that activities such as swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, and kayaking are permitted. The beach may only be used to provide access to the ocean.

Beach use is not allowed. This prohibits groups, walking, jogging, sunbathing, picnicking, and sitting at all beaches in Monterey.

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Saltwater Sanctuary and Shelley Bennett Skincare present an Outdoor Market Bazaar on Sunday, August 30, 1pm-5pm, between 578 and 588 Houston Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Featuring skin care items, home decor, and gifts, it'll be a fun, easy-going event. Come walk around, wearing a face mask and respecting social distancing, and enjoy the afternoon!

We'll hold a raffle today to win 3 tote bags filled with skincare and wellness goodies. How to enter? For every $50 you spend at the Bazaar, we'll give you a raffle ticket. Also, for every 5 non-perishable canned food items or 5 cans of pet food you donate to our people/pet food drive, you'll receive a raffle ticket.

All of Shelley Bennett Skincare's products will be 15% off this afternoon.

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City of Monterey Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Posted on August 24th, 2020 by omba

The City of Monterey is pleased to announce the start of an Emergency Rental Assistance Program. City Council allocated $800K to fund this program, which will assist residents and workers in Monterey who experienced a loss of income due to Covid-19 and need help with rent. Learn about eligibility and how to apply here.

To be eligible, you must live or work in the City of Monterey, experience a loss of income due to Covid-19, have a lease agreement or letter from your landlord confirming tenancy, be current on rent payments prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, and make less that 80% of the area's medium income.

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Comanche Cellars is making room in our warehouse for our new releases, so we're having a sale on our 2017 Maverick! It's $15 per bottle, with a 6 bottle minimum purchase. Available for pick-up or shipping. Learn more and order online here.

Comanche Cellars' Maverick is a blend of 60% Syrah, 40% Sangiovese. Beginning with its gorgeous deep ruby color, this blend is aptly named for our owner, Michael’s, first love - his pup, Maverick. This wine will soon hold a special place in your heart too with its non-stop layers of juicy red plum, black tea, and nutmeg held together by zingy acids and a smooth finish.

Comanche Cellars Wine Tasting Room is located at 412 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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This August is the 15th anniversary of Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things! As many of you may remember, we first opened Cha-ya in Pacific Grove in 2005 and moved to 118 Webster Street in Old Monterey in 2008.

In celebration of our anniversary, everything at Cha-ya will be 15% off this week, August 24-29, with tea and cookie samplers to go. We're open Monday - Saturday, 11am-4pm.

We thank you for all your support these past 15 years! When the pandemic passes, we'll properly celebrate together.

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Families, friends, and community members: Code Ninjas Monterey is opening its doors and providing free child care for families displaced by the wildfires, 10am-6pm, from August 20 until the fires end. Please email Enrique Villarreal in advance as Code Ninjas can only take 10 children, ages 6-15, per day.

The mission of Code Ninjas Monterey is to serve local youth. Fire evacuees, please do not hesitate to respond and allow owner Enrique and his staff the chance to help you if they have space at their facility. Code Ninjas is located at 469 Pacific Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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