COVID-19 Local Update - in Brief
June 22, 2020
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is reopening in July!
Fireworks are Prohibited in Monterey
For the health and safety of Monterey residents including our pets, the local wildlife, and to help reduce the risk of fires in our beautiful forested areas and other fire risk areas, Monterey does not allow fireworks of any kind. Safe and sane fireworks are still dangerous. People risk a fine of $1,000 if found selling, attempting to sell, in possession of, or discharging fireworks. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Historic Wharf Walks with Noted Historian Tim Thomas Resumes
Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf Association is pleased to announce it is resuming the monthly Wharf Walks with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas. Beginning on Saturday, July 4th, the monthly "Wharf Walks - Walking Tours at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf" (, that are held on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM – Noon, will begin each month.

Tim will be wearing a mask and limiting the group size to 10 people, who will also be required to wear masks. In addition, he will use a small megaphone so that his presentation can be heard from at least a six-foot social distance.

The topic for the Wharf Walks on Saturday, July 4th will be: "The History of the Monterey Waterfront" including all of the various seafood that has been pursued and processed in the Monterey Bay. Tours meet at the head of Old Fisherman's Wharf(near the pink "Harbor House" store, #1 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at (831) 521-3304 or via email
Photo credit: California History Room, Monterey Public Library (sardine fishing)
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