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The Cooper Molera Adobe, located at 506 Munras Avenue in Downtown Old Monterey, is proud to present an exhibit of paintings and etchings by Armin Carl Hansen (1886-1957). This exhibit, which highlights Hansen’s love for and dedication to the fishing community and the Monterey Peninsula, which be on display through March 2020. Cooper Molera Adobe is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-4pm and Sunday, 11am-2:30pm.

Hansen is remembered as one of California’s most significant artists. Born in San Francisco in 1886, he began art lessons as a child and later studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute under Arthur Mathews before heading abroad to study at the Royal Academy in Germany. To support his studies and painting, he took a job as a deckhand on a Norwegian trawler and other commercial vessels. Returning to San Francisco in 1912 Hansen briefly taught art at UC Berkeley and the California School of Fine Arts.

In 1913, Hansen came to Monterey where he eventually settled, taught painting and print making, and built a house on Eldorado Street. An active member of the community, he was a founding member of the Monterey History & Art Association, the Carmel Art Institute, and an early member of the Carmel Art Association.

Throughout the year, the Cooper Molera Adobe displays artwork from Monterey County institutions, galleries, and private collections that reflect or are connected to Monterey county’s history in a unique way. This particular exhibit of Armin Hansen's work is taken from the City of Monterey's art collection. It is presented by Presented by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Cooper Molera Adobe, the City of Monterey Museums Division, and Trotter Galleries of Carmel and Pacific Grove

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Easy Ways to Find Bike Racks in Monterey

Posted on March 2nd, 2020 by omba

The City of Monterey boasts a number of bicycle rack locations. And now the City has published easy-to-use maps so you you can find out exactly where they are! There are two types of maps available: 1) two printable maps (one for Downtown Monterey and one for New Monterey) or 2) a single online map (be sure to click "bike parking" in the sidebar to view the bike rack locations).

Are you a business with a bike rack not listed on the maps? Please take a photo of your bike rack and e-mail it with a description of its location and address to Fernanda Roveri and the City will add it to the list.

In addition to bicycle racks, the City also offers bicycle lockers to rent at the Cannery Row Garage (601 Wave Street) and the Downtown East Garage (Washington and Del Monte St.). Lockers can be rented on a monthly ($15) or quarterly ($36) basis. Bike lockers are currently booked, but the Parking Division Office manages a waitlist - please call 831-646-3953.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, February 28 - March 5, 2020. 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.

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm
Sat & Sun at 10:45am, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

This documentary film tells the moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music and make their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs, and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators. Watch the trailer.

SEBERG
Weekdays at 1:30pm, 4pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 7pm

A political thriller inspired by real events about the French New Wave darling and Breathless star Jean Seberg. The film focuses on Seberg in the late 1960s when she was targeted by Hoover’s FBI because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal. Watch the trailer.

THE ASSISTANT
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

Jane is a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday, to which she decides to take a stand against, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered. Watch the trailer.

LITTLE WOMEN
Weekdays at 4:15pm
Sat & Sun at 10:30am, 4:15pm

Writer-director Greta Gerwig has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. Watch the trailer.

FANTASTIC FUNGI
Daily at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7pm
(No 7pm show on 2/29)

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. Watch the trailer.

PARASITE
Daily at 1:30pm, 7pm
(No 7pm show on 2/29)
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these...Read More

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*We're sorry but we are not open for breakfast at this time and not offering this breakfast special. Stay tuned to when it will be available again!*
In 2020, Rosine's Restaurant is celebrating their 40th year in business! Beginning March 2nd until May 21st, Mondays through Thursdays, 8am-12pm only, Rosine's is offering their delicious "Downtown" breakfast special for only $4, including four pancakes, your choice of bacon or sausage, and one egg cooked any style.

It's 4 hours a day, 4 days a week for $4....celebrating 40 years! When Rosine’s opened its doors at the Del Monte Shopping Center, it was known for offering delicious food at a great price, including their "Del Monte Special." Forty years later, the family is turning back time and offering it at a special price – now called the "Downtown" in reference to their current location at 434 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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The Direct Action Monterey Network organizes a monthly letter writing session for political prisoners, with an emphasis on political prisoners in California’s jails and prisons, on the third Sunday of every month at 7pm at Old Capitol Books. All are welcome to come and write letters of support with us. Each month, the group also tries to find a book on one of the prisoners’ wish lists and send it to them.

The Direct Action Monterey Network is a collective of anarchists, feminists, socialists, and other anti-authoritarian revolutionaries in the Monterey Peninsula area.

Old Capitol Books is located at 559 Tyler Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, February 21-27, 2020. 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.

THE ASSISTANT
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

Jane is a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday, to which she decides to take a stand against, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered. Watch the trailer.

LITTLE WOMEN
Daily at 1:45pm, 6:45pm
Writer-director Greta Gerwig has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. Watch the trailer.

1917
Weekdays at 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:45pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:45pm

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. Watch the trailer.

FANTASTIC FUNGI
Daily at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7pm
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. Watch the trailer.

JOJO RABBIT
Weekdays at 4:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 4:30pm

This World War II satire follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Watch the trailer.

PARASITE
In Color: Daily at 1:30pm, 7pm (also Sat & Sun at 10:45am)
In Black & White: Daily at 4:15pm

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When...Read More

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AMP Media, the community media organization for Monterey County located at 465 Tyler Street in Downtown Old Monterey, has announced the recent appointment of Sarah Pierce as its Interim Executive Director.

Pierce is a seasoned marketing executive and an award-winning creative director with more than 20 years of experience. She is the winner of many Promax, Telly, and Key Art Awards. She was most recently the Marketing Director of Crowd Machine, a cloud-based high-tech company based in Scotts Valley. She worked at Sony Pictures Television in Los Angeles from 2015-2018 as Vice President, On-Air Marketing/Creative Services.

Sarah has also held high level Creative Director and Marketing positions at several other production companies serving the film and television industry, including serving as Vice President, On-Air Promotion, Emerging Networks, with NBC Cable Entertainment for three years in Burbank.

Founded in 1998, AMP provides professional television broadcast and production services to the public, as well as to educational and government organizations. AMP is a community-funded 501(c)3 not-for-profit media broadcast organization, funded in part by local communities including the City of Monterey, City of Marina, City of Pacific Grove, and City of Seaside.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, February 14-20, 2020. 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.

LITTLE WOMEN
Daily at 1:45pm, 6:45pm
Writer-director Greta Gerwig has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. Watch the trailer.

1917
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. Watch the trailer.

OSCAR SHORTS
ANIMATED: Daily at 2:30pm, 6:45pm
LIVE ACTION: Daily at 4:30pm (also Sat & Sun at 12pm)

This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films in the categories of Live Action and Animation. Watch the trailer.

FANTASTIC FUNGI
Daily at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7pm
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. Watch the trailer.

JOJO RABBIT
Weekdays at 4:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 4:30pm

This World War II satire follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Watch the trailer.

PARASITE
In Color: Daily at 1:30pm, 7pm (also Sat & Sun at 10:45am)
In Black & White: Daily at 4:15pm

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. Watch the trailer....Read More

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