COVID-19 & More...Local Update
December 17, 2020
Throwback Thursday
For this Throwback Thursday, we celebrate this wonderful photo of Munras Ave. from 1929, with a view looking toward the intersection of Pearl and Alvarado streets. Photographer unknown. Credit: Thank you to Clark Coleman, @cineclark on Twitter, "Once a long time employee of Kit Parker Films, and the Monterey County Herald."
A Short Video Perspective on 2020
About this video: When 2020 left us all with questions, millions of you came to YouTube to ask, “How?” How to stay safe. How to work from home. How to learn new things, love new things, and grieve for the things we’d lost. And by doing that—by getting creative—we were all able to find the answers we needed. So, to everyone who asked, “How?” in 2020—and to everyone who answered—thank you.
Speaking of "Throwback Thursday," some day, the pandemic will be part of looking back on what happened during this momentous time period. We think this video is a good, shareable look back at a year that will be remembered as unique, a struggle, heart wrenching, scary, yet also indicative of a resilient, adaptable, kind, and hard working community.
Mornings with the Manager - Video From this Morning, 12/17
Missed the bi-weekly Mornings with the Manager this morning? Have a look now. Some old and new topics, both very relevant and of interest.
Available here: and the full playlist is available on the City's YouTube Channel.
Everyone Can Make Winter Holiday Celebrations Safer
The safest way to celebrate winter holidays is at home with the people who live with you. Travel and gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase your chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. Get more information on the CDC website.

Speaking of winter holiday celebrations, 2021 is almost here! See the fun and innovative virtual events First Night Monterey has planned for us this year. Visit for details.
Strawberry Shortcake Milkshakes - That's Good!
See all the cooking video demos from Monterey's Virtual Recreation Center pages at
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