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26 June 2017
06/26/2017: July 4th in Monterey Press Conference

06/26/2017: July 4th in Monterey Press Conference

JULY 4th IN MONTEREY PRESS CONFERENCE - Enjoy a Full Day of July 4 th Festivities in Monterey - MEDIA ADVISORY IN PDF

BE THERE TO HEAR A SHORT, EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST FOURTH OF JULY IN MONTEREY, AND SEE THE SPANISH VERSION OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE READ AT THE FIRST FOURTH OF JULY IN MONTEREY.

21 June 2017
06/21/2017: 4th of July in Monterey - Monterey Hosts a Full Day of Festivities, Tuesday, July 4, 2017

06/21/2017: 4th of July in Monterey - Monterey Hosts a Full Day of Festivities, Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The City of Monterey, the Old Monterey Business Association, Monterey County Pops!, and the Monterey Firefighters Association will host a full day of events for family, friends and the whole community this July 4th. Monterey Firefighters will begin the day with a pancake breakfast at Fire headquarters. The festivities continue with the popular downtown Fourth of July Parade, followed by the Big Little Backyard Bar-B-Que and Entertainment Extravaganza on the Colton Hall lawn, topped off with an evening of patriotic music at the Golden State Theatre. These events are open to the public and alcohol free. Events begin at 7:00 a.m. and continue until 8:30 p.m.
     “There’s no better place to enjoy the birthday of our country than Monterey, the birth place of California,” said Mayor Clyde Roberson. “We look forward to joining both residents and visitors in a day-long celebration of our city and country.”

Happy 4th of July

19 May 2017
Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Construction Update and Expected Lane Closures

Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Construction Update and Expected Lane Closures

Due to construction work on the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout project next Monday and Tuesday, the southbound Highway 1 on-ramp will be closed between Holman Highway 68 and the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate. The Highway 1 Gate entrance to Pebble Beach will be closed; all other gates will be open. The Highway 1 Gate exit from Pebble Beach will be a right turn only.
The planned closures are:

  • Monday, May 22 from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 23
  • Tuesday, May 23 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 24
17 May 2017
05/16/2017: Portola  Plaza Opens - New Entrance to the Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa

05/16/2017: Portola Plaza Opens - New Entrance to the Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa

The City of Monterey announced today the opening of the Portola Plaza and completion of Phase 1.  The redesign of the Portola Plaza creates a new grand entrance to the Monterey Conference Center, welcoming visitors and residents to this vibrant city center. A new circular drive highlighted through rich and colorful stone pavers will impress future visitors of the conference center, which is scheduled to open in fall 2017.

Portola Plaza

23 March 2017
03/23/17: Marilyn Shepherd v. City of Monterey Verdict

03/23/17: Marilyn Shepherd v. City of Monterey Verdict

Today the City of Monterey prevailed in litigation initiated against it by Marilyn Shepherd.  The jury verdict was unanimous. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

21 December 2016
12/21/2016: Monterey Firefighters & Santa Deliver Gifts to Local Families

12/21/2016: Monterey Firefighters & Santa Deliver Gifts to Local Families

Santa Claus made an early visit to the Monterey Peninsula this week, trading in his sleigh for a fire truck. For the past 20 years, Santa has teamed up with Monterey firefighters to deliver toys to local families in need. News Release | Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3

20 December 2016
12/20/2016: City Donates Unclaimed Cross to Local Church

12/20/2016: City Donates Unclaimed Cross to Local Church

The City of Monterey today delivered the cross originally placed earlier this year at Del Monte Beach to St. John’s Chapel in Monterey.

04 November 2016
Monterey Dubrovnik Sister City Relationship Plays Out at Half Marathon on Monterey Bay - Dual race offers runner exchange program

Monterey Dubrovnik Sister City Relationship Plays Out at Half Marathon on Monterey Bay - Dual race offers runner exchange program

In 2006, the cities of Monterey, CA, and Dubrovnik, Croatia, began a sister-city relationship. The two cities are known worldwide as tourist destinations, have historical significance and interest in historical preservation and celebration, and are set along a spectacular coastline.  Now, each has a popular half marathon race as well. News Release in PDF

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