Local update on COVID-19 & more
April 8, 2021
Throwback Thursday - "The Crown Jewel" Window on the Bay, 1990 and today
This Throwback Thursday, we celebrate the Window on the Bay project - the crown jewel of the public open space along our waterfront. Originally conceived in 1939, this project provided tremendous public viewing as well as public access opportunities along our main traffic artery, Del Monte Avenue. This project had the two-fold purpose of providing waterfront and recreational access, and allowing the City to make traffic safety improvements to the central portion of Del Monte Avenue.

The Project is divided into two areas. The "West Project Area" which extends from near Wharf #2 to Park Avenue. The "East Project Area" which extends from Park Avenue to Sloat Avenue.
Orange tier guidelines for the Monterey Sports Center
Here's a quick snapshot of what's currently open at the Monterey Sports Center. We are working hard to get more open very soon, including the pool and locker rooms! Thank you for your patience and if we haven't already we look forward to seeing you soon!
Volunteer Trash Clean-up at El Estero Park, April 24
The Communities for Sustainable Monterey County - Sustainable Monterey is partnering with the City of Monterey to conduct trash cleanups. A volunteer trash cleanup is scheduled at El Estero Park on Saturday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Register at or call 831-204-1666. Check in at the Visitors Center on Camino El Estero. Covid-19 safety protocols will be enforced.
Franklin Street Storm Drain Extension Project
Learn more about this important Franklin Street Storm Drain Extension Project that will help improve our environment! The hydrodynamic trash separator system - being installed this week and shown in the photos above - collects trash smaller than a cigarette butt before storm water flows to the bay. Watch the video below to learn more about the process.
Monterey Recreation's "That's Good" Cooking Video of the Week - Easy Guacamole Recipe
Watch all the archived videos to get fun recipe ideas in the playlist at
Vaccination 4-1-1
Californians age 50 and over can get vaccinated - see full eligibility! Use the links below to schedule your appointment!
VACCINATION LOCATIONS WITH APPOINTMENT DATES AND TIMES UPDATED REGULARLY: Refer to the Monterey County Health Dept (MCHD) vaccine appointments web page for the latest information -
(We use this MCHD page to populate the list below.)

Vaccine clinics hosted by CHOMP -

Vaccine clinics hosted by Safeway Pharmacy

Here are a few photos from this week's Monterey Fire Department's vaccination clinic at the Monterey Conference Center. If you didn't get a vaccine appointment yet, more opportunities will continue in the weeks ahead. We will post information in this email. Thanks to the Monterey Fire Department and to the CERT team volunteers for the support!
COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
County data is released Tuesday through Saturday.
Here are the latest numbers from CHOMP, from today and yesterday:
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Wearing masks is a proven method to stop the spread of COVID-19. Let's get our economy reopened - wear a mask and please get vaccinated.