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Goodwill Remains Practical Option for Family Needs as Back-to-School Guidelines Continue to Change
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s declaration that more than 5.5 million California students won’t be allowed to attend in-person classes this fall came as a relief to some parents, but a burden to others.

August 2, 2020

VNA Hospice’s Innovative Latino Mobile Resource Center Van to Visit Two Locations in South County in August
The nonprofit VNA Hospice’s innovative Latino Mobile Resource Center van will be at two South County locations in August 2020 — once in Gonzales and twice in King City

July 30, 2020

Month-Long Vacation Rentals Offer Many Advantages to Working Remotely During Pandemic Closures and Work and Study From Home
Many people are working remotely from home and children are learning their lessons online or being homeschooled by their parents, but there’s no reason to feel confined to where you are.

July 30, 2020

YMCA of the Central Coast 2020 Outside of School program
YMCA of the Central Coast is filling a need with schools going to distance learning by offering four curriculum-based outside-of-school programs through its Excel Beyond the Bell program.

July 30, 2020

Monterey Symphony Announces Appointment of John Wineglass as Composer-In-Residence
The Monterey Symphony announced the appointment of John Wineglass as Composer in Residence. Wineglass collaborated with the Symphony in 2016 for Big Sur

July 28, 2020

Neal's Restaurant & Bar in Proctorsville Announces Weekly Food and Drink Specials, Live Music in August
Neal's Restaurant & Bar in Proctorsville, Vt., has announced weekly food and drink specials from Wednesday through Sunday, as well as live music through the month of August.

July 28, 2020

Carmel Artist Donating Nearly 100 Dog Paintings to Fundraise for Animal Welfare Nonprofit Max’s Helping Paws Foundation
After seven years and more than 100 dog paintings, Folster is happily accepting the moniker “Carmel dog artist,” even though her walks on the beach have been reduced because of arthritis and a knee replacement.

July 28, 2020

Artichoke Festival Cancels Popular 5K Beach Run in Monterey Set for September 2020
The Artichoke Festival has announced that it is cancelling its popular 5K Beach Run, which had been rescheduled for Sept. 12, 2020, from its original date in May 2020.

July 23, 2020

Max’s Helping Paws Foundation Releases Complimentary ‘Ultimate Dog & Cat Resource Guide
Since 2016, Max’s Helping Paws Foundation has helped Monterey County dogs and cats stay healthy, happy and home.

July 23, 2020

ARCpoint Labs of Monterey Bay Offers Five Different COVID-19 Tests
ARCpoint Labs of Monterey Bay is now offering two live virus tests and three antibody tests for COVID-19, but which one is the right one for you?

July 22, 2020

VNA volunteer Connie Sapien Makes Patients Feel Good by Looking Good — and that’s often the Beat Medicine
Lying in her hospital bed before open-heart surgery, Connie Sapien recalled the inspirational words written long ago by German-born diarist Anne Frank.

July 20, 2020

Goodwill Central Coast Shares tips on How to shop Safely and Happily throughout the Pandemic
The year 2020 has brought unforeseeable changes as a global virus dramatically altered the way we all live.

July 20, 2020

San Lorenzo Valley Water District Offering Financial Assistance to Low-Income Water Service Customers
The San Lorenzo Valley Water District is implementing a low-income assistance program for up to 208 qualifying residential water customers starting July 15.

July 15, 2020

All Branches of Central Coast YMCA Now Open and Operating Summer Day Camps, Following Strict Local, State and CDC Safety Guidelines
The Central Coast YMCA is providing safe, reliable childcare while following all current local, state and CDC guidelines to be safe during the pandemic.

July 15, 2020

Sheraton Palo Alto Offering ‘Summer Drive to Outside Fun Package’ Road Trip
Beautiful Palo Alto is in the heart of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area, within short driving distance from many areas of California and filled with outdoor activities, from hiking and kayaking to golfing and biking.

July 14, 2020

Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets in Marina, Pacific Grove and Salinas Continue to Provide Safe Access
Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets in Marina, Pacific Grove and Salinas are all open and going strong while adhering to all state and local health and safety guidelines.

July 11, 2020

Cinnamon Shore Announces Rare, Newly Renovated Gulf-Front Home Hitting the Market This Week
Buyers looking for Gulf-Front property within driving distance of major Texas cities should know about this opportunity to get the coastal lifestyle from homeowners who perfected it.

July 10, 2020

Kindness Monterey Campaign to Help Restaurants and Those In Need Due to COVID-19 Emergency
Kindness Monterey, a campaign initiated to help individuals in need and restaurants that have been challenged as the result of the coronavirus emergency, will soon be launching its website to keep the campaign going.

July 7, 2020

Monterey Symphony Postpones 75th Anniversary Season, Announces Artistic Content Plans
The Monterey Symphony announced its plans to postpone the 75th Anniversary Season which was slated to open at Sunset Center in October of 2020.

July 7, 2020

Neal’s Restaurant & Bar Launches New Menu Starting July 4, Featuring Smoked Barbecue
Neal’s has chosen America’s birthday to launch its new menu.

July 5, 2020

Balance Physical Therapy Announces Seminars to help prepare Patients for Joint Replacement Surgery
Hip, knee and other joint replacement procedures are among the most common, cost-effective and successful elective surgeries in the United States.

July 5, 2020

Coach Profile Amparo Jauregui-Saldana
As a first generation immigrant born in Mexico, Amparo Jauregui-Saldana grew up learning daily about struggle and sacrifice.

July 3, 2020

San Lorenzo Valley Water District secures additional generators to ensure power during future outages
In 2019, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and other California utilities instituted massive preemptive power shutoffs in 30 counties, designed to prevent wildfires during strong and dry winds

July 2, 2020

Neal’s Restaurant & Bar to throw Fourth of July party with barbecue, comfort food, drinks and live music
Celebrating the 244th birthday of the USA — and a whole lot more — Neal’s Restaurant & Bar has announced a deliciously festive Fourth of July party.

July 1, 2020

Doris Day Animal Foundation Provides Grant to Max’s Helping Paws for Veterinary Care Assistance
The Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF,, a national nonprofit organization founded by the legendary actress, singer and animal welfare advocate, has provided a $7,500 grant to Max’s Helping Paws Foundation of Carmel.

June 29, 2020

Back by popular Demand, Twisted Roots releases 2019 Albarino — a Refreshing summertime favorite
Summertime brings warmer days and (fingers crossed) many more social gatherings. And in the world of wine, nothing expresses the essence of the summer season more than Albarino.

June 28, 2020

Monterey County Fair Seeking Home Goods, Art, Crafts, Livestock Entries to be Judged and Exhibited
The Fair’s exhibit program is an excellent way for you to show off your talents, earn bragging rights and, above all, have fun.

June 27, 2020

Max’s Helping Paws Eases Healing For Grieving Pet Owners Through "Rainbow Bridge Tribute Fund”
The passing of a beloved pet can leave us broken and disconsolate.

June 26, 2020

Hyatt Residences Club Carmel, Highlands Inn has Named Rance Ryan as its new General Manager
For the last 34 years, Ryan has worked for Marriott International and Marriott Vacations Worldwide, based in Orlando.

June 25, 2020

New Test to Determine Protective Immunity to COVID-19 Now Available Through Partnership Between Ethos Laboratories and ARCpoint Labs of Monterey Bay
ARCpoint Labs, the diagnostic testing lab franchise with nearly 100 locations across the U.S., including Monterey, is partnering with Ethos Laboratories to bring a brand new test to market that measures protective immunity to COVID-19.

June 23, 2020

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Welcomes Guests Back with Reopening
One of the most spectacular and romantic inns on the Pacific Coast began welcoming guests back on Friday, June 19th — with even more robust safety practices in place to put guests at ease.

June 23, 2020

2nd annual Concours at Pasadera Car Week 2020 Features collector cars, motorcycles and Hot Wheels
For those who couldn’t attend last year’s inaugural Concours at Pasadera, Carmel artist Simon Bull’s artwork for the 2020 event poster tells the story of "Ford vs. Ferrari" and the spirit of the 2020 event

June 20, 2020

Renowned Baker’s Bacon Offering Father’s Day Dinner and Breakfast Boxes Available
A variety of boxes of Baker’s Bacon, chicken, steaks, ribs, cheese and pasta available at Drive-Through in Marina

June 20, 2020

Road Trip to Luxury to Cinnamon Shore on the Texas Coast
With global travel on hold or cancelled, Texans are looking for vacation destinations closer to home.

June 19, 2020

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Creates Wedding Packages for Couples Seeking Smaller, Romantic Ceremonies
Book Now and Get a Free Night With Breakfast Added to Your Package

June 17, 2020

El Pajaro Community Development Corporation Can Help Latino Businesses Navigate Application Process
Recent changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have made it more useful than ever, according to the non-profit El Pajaro Community Development Corporation

June 16, 2020

Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets at Natividad in Salinas Slated to Open June 17 Celebrate National Fruits and Vegetable Month
Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers' Markets at Natividad in Salinas opens Wednesday, June 17, in time to celebrate June as National Fruits and Vegetable Month.

June 14, 2020

Gil Basketball Academy Player Profile Nick Duque
When Nick Duque was 6 years old, his family moved to Salinas. Immediately he was the new kid, in a new school, with no one to talk to.

June 14, 2020

Embracing its motto ‘less clutter … less stress,’ Salinas Self Storage completes expansion
With its renovation and expansion project complete, Salinas Self Storage has created the most secure and comprehensive storage facility in Monterey County.

June 12, 2020

San Lorenzo Valley Water District Survey Finds Customers Overwhelmingly Satisfied With District’s Services
A recent survey conducted by the San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) finds that an overwhelming number of its customers are happy with the District’s services.

June 10, 2020

Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets Part of Innovative Partnership With Healthcare Providers
Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets, in partnership with local healthcare providers, through the Fresh Rx program, has distributed $94,000 in healthy, local fruits and vegetables “prescriptions” to 150 families

June 9, 2020

Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets in Marina, Pacific Grove and Salinas Now Open
Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets in Marina, Pacific Grove and Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System in Salinas are now open, with two more in Salinas slated to open in mid-June.

June 5, 2020

Max’s Helping Paws Foundation earns $5,000 grant from Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Max’s Helping Paws Foundation received a financial boost last week through a $5,000 grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation

June 4, 2020

Gil Basketball Academy Player Profile Eduardo Rodriguez
Eduardo Rodriguez is only 17, but has already learned one of life’s great lessons.

June 3, 2020

Balance Physical Therapy urges Monterey County residents to keep moving, reduce stress, stay safe
We’ve all spent much of springtime indoors, sheltering in place and often losing track of time.

June 2, 2020

Everyone’s Harvest announces CSUMB grad Karen Gomez as new market program manager
Everyone’s Harvest serves more than 2,000 families each week through certified farmer’s markets in Salinas, Marina and Pacific Grove.

June 1, 2020

Gil Basketball Academy Samuel Gil-Silva
When your parents sacrifice everything to start a basketball academy with the goal of teaching local youth how to become healthy, productive and contributing members of the community, you play ball. No questions asked.

May 29, 2020

Gil Basketball Academy Player Profile Jordan Montero
Playing basketball has taught Jordan Montero many life lessons, but the one that really resonates involves character

May 29, 2020

ARCpoint Labs of Monterey Bay Offers Free Retesting For Every Positive COVID-19 Antibody Test
ARCpoint Labs of Monterey Bay, which had been conducting almost 100 COVID-19 antibody tests daily at its Monterey facilities, is now offering free confirmation testing to anyone who receives a positive lab-based antibody test starting May 28th.

May 29, 2020

Alvarado Street Brewery & Bistro Opens in Carmel Plaza
The owners behind Monterey’s Alvarado Street Brewery have decided to rebrand their third location, Yeast of Eden (located in the Carmel Plaza) to Alvarado Street Brewery & Bistro.

May 28, 2020