Local update on COVID-19 & more
February 24, 2021
What a way to start the day
Beautiful sunrise viewed along the Recreation Trail. Worth a personal view even for those who are not "morning" people.
Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf Association Hosts Next "Wharf Walks - Walking Tours at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf", March 7th
Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf Association continues the monthly Wharf Walks with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas. On Sunday, March 7th, the monthly "Wharf Walks - Walking Tours at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf" (, that are held on the first Sunday of every month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, continues each month.

Tim will be wearing a mask and limiting the group size who will also be required to wear masks. He is also available on other days to conduct small tours.

The topic is "Sardine Stories of the Monterey Bay" and includes 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 [email protected].

The tour is for ages 10 - adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and kids are $15 (10-15 years). Group Rates are also available.

Photos Credit: California History Room, Monterey Public Library
Monterey Police Reports Telephone Scam Alert
The Monterey Police Department (MPD) has received several reports from the community regarding a telephone scam, wherein the caller purports to be a Monterey Police employee. The caller identifies themselves as a Monterey Police Officer and threatens arrest if the person does not provide funds to the caller. The impersonating caller has used different approaches to include coaxing the victim into purchasing bitcoin or gift cards and having the victim read the serial numbers from the back of the cards to the caller. The caller is then able to utilize the serial numbers to obtain the monetary value.

If you receive a suspicious phone call from someone identifying themselves as a Monterey Police Officer, you can call the Monterey Police Department (831-646-3830) to verify the officer is working and needs to speak to you. You can also report it by calling (831) 646-3914.
NEW Turn Signal on Soledad Drive at Pacific Street
Outdoor Exercise with the Monterey Sports Center
The Monterey Sports Center Group Exercise Team also just updated the website with a new schedule to begin March 1. The full schedule is available at
Family and Senior Drive Thru Produce Distribution - Space Available Now for March!
Make a reservation using the following link (click button):
Reservations are available for the March 2021 Senior and Family Produce Distributions offered by the City of Monterey Recreation and the Food Bank for Monterey County. Due to COVID-19, this is a contact-less drive thru program and reservations are required.

DATE: Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2021
TIME: 10:00am – 1:00pm (by appointment/reservation only; every half hour)
LOCATION: Dennis the Menace Parking Lot, 777 Pearl St. Monterey

The produce distribution flyer contains all the details and information on this produce distribution opportunity. Face masks are required when you pick up your food. Please feel free to call 831.646.3866 or email [email protected] with any questions.

The Food Bank for Monterey County needs your support to continue to help those in need during this challenging time. If you are able, please consider making a donation to the Food Bank for Monterey County.
Vaccination 4-1-1
Appointment times MAY still be available. If you click on a register here link and find no appointments, please try again when the next vaccination dates open.

Friday, February 26th at Natividad Medical Center (Bldg. 400)
1:00PM - 7:00PM Register here

Friday, February 26th at Mee Memorial Hospital (Rm. 19)
8:30AM - 4:00PM Register here

Sunday, February 28th at Natividad Medical Center (Bldg. 400)
1:00PM - 7:00PM Register here

CHOMP still has openings still for Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 - link to appointments is available at

COVID-19 numbers for 93940 - County numbers are updated Tue - Sat
Here are today's numbers from CHOMP, and comparison to the day before:
February 24 numbers
February 23 numbers
Have Your Say Monterey - the City's new public engagement portal:
  • The commercial cannabis discussion - The agenda report for the Wed., Feb. 24 Special Council Meeting is now published at We hope you tune in and engage in the discussion!
  • Learn more about sea level rise and the study to determine how it will affect our transportation infrastructure.
Visit and register to have YOUR say!
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