Local update on COVID-19 & more
January 13, 2021
More Waves for Wildlife Wednesday
Watching the beautiful waves doesn't get old. Each are unique and marvelous. A good distraction right now. The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory through tomorrow afternoon for the entire coastline of the Bay Area and Central Coast. An approaching swell could produce waves of 20-30 feet. The water is very cold and dangerous this week, so please enjoy the views from a distance. Photo credit via Instagram: @hiimjoe88
MPUSD School Nurse Gets Her First Shot - Vaccinate ALL 58
Marina community school nurse Melanie Allen was one of the first Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Allen received her first shot on Monday from the Monterey County Health Department because she volunteered to administer vaccines for the department.

Melanie shared, "I woke the next morning after the shot, felt a little soreness at the injection site - similar to a flu shot - and went on my regular morning jog, very happy and relieved to get my first dose of the vaccine!"
First reported by the Monterey County Herald, read the full article...

Don't forget, tomorrow at 5:30 PM is the County's Town Hall event about the vaccine rollout - don't miss it! Get all the details at - click the flyer below to join the webinar - and the passcode = 714157.
COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
Here are today's numbers for the 93940 zip code - we need the arrows to turn around.
The CHOMP coronavirus web page gets updated by 9:00 am every weekday with the latest numbers. You can find this information at To see more data visit
Mornings with the Manager Video Playback from this Morning, Jan 13
“Mornings with the Manager” continued in the new year starting this morning, Wed., Jan. 13 LIVE via YouTube. Join us every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month for a virtual update with your city manager. Programs are archived on the City YouTube Channel.
Measure S Citywide Road Rehabilitation Continues on Three Major Street Sections - Mar Vista, Ramona, and Munras
MEASURE S Citywide Road Rehabilitation Phase1 is happening now through April - Mar Vista Dr. (From Mar Vista to Monte Vista), Ramona Ave. (Montecito to Fremont), Munras Ave. (Munras to Fremont). The schedule is available at and may change due to weather or other conditions. The contractor will be notifying all affected residents with contact information available for any questions.
See all major upcoming City construction at:
Commercial Cannabis in Monterey? Have your say
The City of Monterey has scheduled two virtual town hall meetings in late January to discuss the topic of commercial cannabis. We encourage residents, business operators, and all interested parties to join us! You can also take a survey - follow this link -
News posted today on the City's new public engagement portal:

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