Covid-19

Franklin Street Collaborative's Grand Opening, November 1

Franklin Street Collaborative announces their grand opening at 201 W. Franklin Street on Sunday, November 1 at 11am. What is Franklin Street Collaborative? A destination for fashion, style, and community!

The space features: Hudson James , a boutique for designer and vintage clothing, gifts, and accessories; Stacia Nicole Beauty Salon , specializing in cutting and styling for women, men, and children plus color, extensions, and more; and a revolving pop-up space for local artisans and small businesses. Go check it out!

Plant Sales at Cooper Molera Adobe

You can purchase plants that have been hand propagated from the Cooper Molera Adobe Gardens! Just visit the Cooper Molera Museum entrance Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm, or call 831-332-0172, ext. 7776. Payments must be made by by cash or check - all proceeds benefit Cooper Molera. Located at 502 Munras Avenue. Masks and social distancing required.

Nacho Bizness Now Open on Alvarado Street

Great news, nacho fans: Nacho Bizness is open at 470 Alvarado Street! They now have a fun, newly redecorated restaurant where they're slinging piping hot 'chos and burritos for take-out. It's the ultimate pandemic comfort food.

They make their own cheese sauces (dairy and vegan), pico de gallo, and guacamole in house, and they only use Taco Works chips. Gluten free options abound! All take-out packaging is green certified. Open Sun-Mon, 11am-7pm, and Tue-Sat, 11am-10pm.

Monterey Bay Food Tours Marketplace Pop-Up, November 1-7

Monterey Bay Food Tours Marketplace is holding a pop-up shop, November 1-7, at the newly-opened Franklin Street Collaborative, 201 Franklin Street. Come view the local artisan food and gifts on offer. Open Tue and Thu, 10am-4pm, and Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat, 11am-6pm.

Lallapalooza Reopens with New Name & New Menu

After extensive renovations and a menu refresh, Lallapalooza has now reopened as Palooza ! Come on down to 474 Alvarado St. for take-out and outdoor dining. Enjoy small plates, pizzas, burgers, and main dishes such as dry-aged steak. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

MIIS: Environmental Justice and Sustainability Speaker Series Online

MIIS presents the Environmental Justice & Sustainability Speaker Series, addressing issues of environmental policy, social and environmental justice, and ocean sustainability. All lectures, held online through Zoom, are free and open to the public.

Join us and be inspired by forward-thinking speakers who present cutting-edge solutions to complex problems across a wide variety of fields. View details here.

Congratulations to Code Ninjas' Monterey Whales JV Team!

Congratulations to Code Ninjas' junior varsity e-sports team for winning the XP Youth League National Finals last weekend!

That's right, folks, the Monterey Whales JV Team upset the first seed in the first round of the playoffs and made an amazing underdog comeback, winning in the final round of their national Overwatch e-sports league on Saturday, July 25. Go team!

Union Yoga Online: Monday Morning Reset with Michael Simpson - November 2020

Union Yoga invites you to reset your mind, body, and breath in this meditation, gentle yoga, and pranayama class series, held 7am-7:45am on the first four Mondays in November. Taught over Zoom by Michael Simpson, Licensed Yoga Therapist.

Whether you are new to these practices or ready to recommit, this series will offer techniques to reduce stress, improve breath awareness, and increase vitality in body and mind. Registration now open.

Seasonal Menu Additions at Montrio Bistro - Fall 2020

In the kitchen at Montrio Bistro, our staff is working their magic turning fresh, locally-procured ingredients into new, creative menu additions this fall. Below is a sneak preview of some of what's new on the menu, which complement our unchanged,...

Personal Care Services - Now Welcoming Clients Indoors

On Tuesday, October 20, it was announced by the California Department of Public Health that all personal care services across the state are permitted to offer their services indoors. This includes estheticians and skin care, electrology, massage therapy, nail salons, tattoo parlors, and piercing shops.

You're invited to call to your favorite Monterey personal care services provider and make an appointment, but please be patient. This announcement was unexpected, and it may take our fine professionals a couple of days to prepare their businesses to reopen. We thank you for supporting our small, locally-owned businesses.

Beginning Yoga Classes from Om Studios Online

Breaking news: If you have a body, you can do yoga! Om Studios has a huge selection of gentle/beginner-friendly yoga classes in our on-demand virtual studio. Or, if you're looking for more detailed and personalized instruction, try a private session held over Zoom or outdoors. We would love to help you on your journey. For more information, please visit our website .

City of Monterey Seeks Park Volunteers

The City of Monterey is seeking park volunteers! Volunteers in Parks (VIP) assist in general maintenance and beautification of City parks and gardens. They assist with planting, pruning, weeding, and landscape maintenance.

Information, tools, and instruction are provided. All Covid-19 protocols are strictly followed. No experience is necessary other than an enjoyment of the outdoors. Volunteers typically work on Tuesdays, 9am-11:30am. If interested, please contact the City of Monterey Parks Division, 831-646-3860.

Contactless Ordering Now Available at MidiCi Monterey

At MidiCi, located at 467 Alvarado Street, we continue to innovate our contactless ordering experience to keep our guests and staff safe. When you dine outdoors with us, just point your smartphone at the QR code, order your food and drink, and we'll serve them to you at your table. Prefer to order take-out? You can get your meal and drinks to go by ordering online .

Puma Road's Harvest Special 2020

Puma Road at Portola Plaza is celebrating autumn with our Harvest Special featuring great deals on some of our wines including select chardonnay, pinot noir, and petit sirah. Stop by the tasting room at 281 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey and stock up today or place your order online .

Halloween Craft & Treat Bucket from MY Museum - Pick Up October 31

Everyone at MY Museum wishes we could celebrate Halloween together but since we can't we want to set you up for an unBOOlievably fun day with crafts, mad science, and cookies for your little one! It all comes in a cute pumpkin trick-or-treat bucket you pick up at MY Museum on October 31, 9am-12pm.

Sign up toda y (reservations required) and schedule a pick up time. Each bucket costs $30 and all proceeds support MY Museum.

Homework Help for Kids at Code Ninjas

Do your kids need some homework help? The staff at Code Ninjas has your back! Give us a call at 831-200-3924 and we can help facilitate a safe, fun, and successful virtual learning program for your children. Code Ninjas is located at 469 Pacific Street.

Get a Fresh, New Look for Fall at Sunshine Salon Monterey!

Tired of the same-old, same-old? Get a fresh new look for fall at Sunshine Salon Monterey! Let Sunshine's owner, Jay, help you find a style that's light, easy to care for, and leaves you feeling great. Please call for an appointment, 831-915-0197. We're located at 147 Webster Street.

The Pumpkin, Apple, and Cinnamon Cake at Parker-Lusseau Pastries

Parker-Lusseau Pastries and Cafe announces the return of a seasonal favorite: the pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon cake. The base is an apple tarte normande topped with pumpkin crème brûlée and cinnamon mousse. Basically, it's a fusion of apple pie and pumpkin pie, making it the most refreshing pumpkin dessert you'll ever taste! Visit us at 539 Hartnell Street.

Free Flu Vaccine Drive-Thru Clinic, Oct. 17

This year, more than ever, it’s important to get your flu vaccine. The Monteery County Health Department and CHOMP present a drive-thru flu vaccine clinic on Saturday, October 17, 10am-1pm, at Hartnell Professional Center, 576 Hartnell Street. Offered free of charge to community members. For more information, please click here .

Alta Bakery Hosts Bake Sale Benefitting Ad Astra Bread Co, Oct. 17

Alta Bakery is joining forces with Parker-Lusseau Pastries, Yulanda Santos, Michelle Lee, and Tazzina Coffee, to throw a huge outdoor bake sale fundraiser for Ron Mendoza's Ad Astra Bread Co. on Saturday, October 17, from 9am until everything sells out.

Come to Cooper Molera Adobe, 502 Munras Avenue, wear your face mask, and be ready to physically distance. Our happy crew will bring the taste treats and the fun. Visit Ad Astra's GoFundMe page to donate and learn the story behind the fundraiser.