Local update on COVID-19 & more
May 13, 2021
Throwback Thursday
General Merchandise store at the corner of Munras Avenue and Pearl Street, Monterey. Simoneau Plaza currently occupies the location. Year and photographer unknown. Photo credit: Twitter @cineclark
Opening in June at the Monterey Conference Center, a new State-of-the-Art, 10,000-square-foot CANVAS Studio Space for Virtual and Hybrid Events
The CANVAS Studio at Monterey sets a new standard for professional events, providing an immersive and engaging environment for speakers and attendees alike. Located on the second floor of the Monterey Conference Center within the Steinbeck Ballroom, the Studio is equipped with 360-degree wraparound screens and Immersive Design Studios’ CANVAS software platform. Speakers can see thousands of remote attendees up on the screens at once, with the flexibility to zoom-in on any individual on the fly for spontaneous and authentic interactions. Audience members feel immersed in the crowd from anywhere in the world.

Photo below: Example of a CANVAS Studio
Everyone benefits from the two-way interactivity and dynamic energy that simply can’t be replicated in a traditional livestream. The Studio can also enable hybrid events: up to 80 guests can fit comfortably inside the studio space to attend in person, with thousands more tuning in virtually. Read the full news release.
Caltrans traffic alert for next week, May 17 - 19
TRAFFIC ALERT FROM CALTRANS: Caltrans road crews will be working along Highway One each direction between Monterey and Seaside next week (May 17-19) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lane sweeping and sand removal. Please use caution and expect minor delays.

Also from Caltrans that may be of interest, the Strategic Plan 2020-2024 - learn more at
The MPL Friends & Foundation's "Monterey Learns" Campaign
How to make a gift or become involved:
  • Donate online
  • See the Ways to Give page
  • Email or call the Friends & Foundation at or (831) 646-5605
  • Email or call Mary Jane Perna in the MPL Fund Development Office at or (831) 646-5632

Support the Monterey Public Library and, together, we will learn into the future. Find out more at
New Martial Arts classes starting June 5th at the Monterey Sports Center
Register online - link at or directly here - search by activity #43056
Next City Council Meeting, Tuesday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m.
The next City Council meeting is on Tuesday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m. There is no 7:00 p.m. session. Link to the agenda at
Vaccination 4-1-1
Montage Health Vaccine Clinics for ages 12 and older start on Mon., May 17. Appointments are now available for the these clinics next week. To make an appointment and to see the Montage Health vaccine clinic dates, locations, and times, visit
Please choose an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine for those ages 12-17. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring a photo ID with proof of residency and age.
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

COVID-19 Numbers for 93940
Here are the latest numbers from CHOMP - from May 11:
Have Your Say Monterey - the City's public engagement portal
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