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8 Week After School Art Programs for Kids and Teens at the Art Beat

Posted on September 13th, 2020 by TheArtBeat

The Art Beat has space remaining in some of their after school art programs for kids and teens. These 8 week long courses begin this week and take place at their Downtown Campbell art studio classroom.

All programs begin the week of September 14th and meet once a week for eight weeks.

With everything so crazy that is happening this year we are so very passionate about keeping our beloved Tessora's Wine Club going. We have converted our release party into a virtual event. If you are wanting to join in to a fun tasting event we still have room for you.

Sign up with us, pop in to pick up your club wines, and join us for a virtual tasting event on 9/16. You can choose to be a part of one or both our wine clubs. With our clubs, You will receive two amazing bottles of wine every other month for an amazing price.

You will receive recipe ideas, pairing notes, of course the two bottles of wine, and a virtual tasting with Carol Pouya, Paul Barraza and Chris K., our wine rep. We will talk and taste through all the wines! It’s so fun and just an interactive and happy group! Plus as a club members you will receive in house and exclusive discounts.

See the Wine Club page on our website for more information.

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On August 31st, as part of the new State of California Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework, barber shops and salons were allowed to resume offering most indoor services. All of our barber shops and salons have followed suit and are now back in service with safety modifications. Some are continuing to offer outdoor haircuts in addition to outdoors services so be sure to ask about that if you're not comfortable with going indoors for a haircut.

As part of the new risk framework, there is also a new system of risk tiers. In Santa Clara County, we've been showing improvement in our infection rates. As a result we've progressed from Tier 1 - Widespread, which is the worst designation into Tier 2 - Substantial. As a result of our improved numbers businesses are now allowed to do the following:

  • All personal care services can now operate indoors (nails, skin care, massage, etc)
  • The maximum number of people allowed in retail shops will be relaxed to allow twice as many people as before.
  • Gyms and personal training services can operate indoors at 10% capacity.
  • Museums are allowed to open at 25% capacity.

Keep in mind that just about all services that you were used to are required to be performed with additional precautions and some services will not be available due to the safety risk that they present. Also Santa Clara County excludes some activities that are allowed in the State of California's guidelines. One notable example is that indoor dining at 25% capacity is not allowed as a Tier 2 activity here.

The Blueprint for a Safer Economy

The new State of California Covid-19 framework replaces the previous County Monitoring List guidelines with revised plan that's simpler and easier to understand. Much of the guidance remains the same, but a few restrictions have been relaxed based on improved understanding of where the real transmission risks lie.

The Blueprint for a Safer Economy is guided by just two numbers:

  • Number of new cases per day per 100K people.
  • Percent of positive tests returned.

Every week, counties are reassessed and placed into one of four risk tier based on these two metrics and as numbers rise and fall, the kind of activities and how much of those activities are allowed changes. Counties that regress into more severe tiers will have another week to turn things around to avoid having to shut some services down again.

We're all part of this. If we stop being careful and start making riskier choices, we're going to backslide and it's going to hurt our small businesses. We may have graduated to Tier 2, but only by the slimmest of margins. It would be easy to slip back to Tier 1 very quickly so please please please keep...Read More

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New Menu Item! Chicken Karaage!

Posted on September 9th, 2020 by Sushi Confidential

New menu alert!⁣⁣ Introducing a brand new menu item: Chicken Karaage! Have you tried it yet?⁣⁣
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It’s a delicious Japanese deep-fried chicken dish, served with sweet and spicy dipping sauce. The outcome? Super tender yet ultra crispy and juicy marinated chicken.⁣⁣

Take it from us, it’s a must try!⁣

📸: Chicken Karaage

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Dear community, our beloved Vincent Flores passed away unexpectedly this week.

Our hearts are broken as we navigate through the world without him. Please allow our family some time to grieve this pillar of a man.

We will be closed in mourning for a few days. In the meantime, please feel free to leave a note or a token of your affection for him outside the shop.

Please also consider donating to Poor People's Campaign in his honor. Hold your loved ones close and remember the sweet things in life.

There is also a GoFundMe Campaign organized to help Vincent's wife cover funeral expenses and other costs.

With love,

Mara, Cris & Celeste

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Parklets Coming Soon and Reopening Campbell Ave to Traffic

Posted on September 9th, 2020 by sheldon

You may have noticed that the street in Downtown Campbell's been opened again. Yes, this does mean that the street closure experiment is coming to an end, but not entirely.

After doing this for a bit over a month, the City of Campbell in consultation with the community of small businesses in Downtown Campbell deemed the road closure to be too detrimental for some of the businesses, but we're not giving up on creating more opportunities expand outdoor options. Instead of having the road either closed or open, we're going with a hybrid approach with parklets. These are parking spaces transformed into outdoor seating areas.

It will take about three weeks for all the barriers needed to get the parklets in place to be installed. In the meantime, the street will be open Mondays through Thursdays and be closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

This means that until further notice, the road closure will be in effect on Fridays and weekends. As soon as the parklets have been fully installed, Campbell Ave. will again be open to traffic seven days a week.

The parklets will be kept in place for a minimum of three months, but would likely continue indefinately if everything goes well.

We know this news comes as a disappointment to many of you out there and we're sorry that we couldn't continue it for you, but the City of Campbell is taking everything it learned from the month long road closure experiment and applying it to this new effort to give it a much better chance of working out for everyone.

Also, we've been very pleased with how much improved you've all been about following safety guidelines since we started the road closure. Most people in Downtown Campbell are now wearing masks and wearing them correctly. We will need you to keep doing that so more people feel safe to visit us and maintain the vitality of this downtown.

If you are a person of color and have a story to share about your experience in this current time of pandemic stress and societal turmoil, the Campbell Historical Museum and Ainsley House Foundation wants your help with an ongoing project.

You don't have to live in Campbell to participate.

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Stay socially distanced from your stove and get out of your hot house by getting an outdoor table at one of our restaurants this Labor Day Weekend.

Don't forget that this Labor Day Weekend is your last chance to enter our "August" drawing round for prizes. All you have to do is email a copy of your receipt to [email protected] and we'll enter you into our upcoming prize drawing for gift cards.

Retail receipts for this round of our giveaway are worth DOUBLE.

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New Cherry & Pomegranate Bio-Enzyme Peel

Posted on September 5th, 2020 by Ritual Day Spa

New product announcement: Cherry & Pomegranate Bio-Enzyme Peel!

Phyto-active pomegranate enzymes effectively digest redundant surface cells, while cherry fruit pulp provides high amounts of natural Vitamins A and C to reveal smoother, more nourished skin. Promotes a visibly brighter, more radiant complexion.

Get yours at www.ritual-spa.com.

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On Tuesday we will begin our 2020-2021 season at Dance Effects.

It's not the same as it was last year and that's okay. Our staff has worked so hard to bring you dance during these uncertain times and we greatly appreciate our families.

You've stuck with us and have been so understanding. Here's to a new season. Let us overcome anything that comes our way together.

Dance Effects will be continuing with virtual dance instructions online as well as holding limited enrollment classes in-studio.

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Let's get to 80% Campbell! Fill out your 2020 Census today at http://my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 to respond to the 2020 Census. If you live in other cities, this message is for you too. We need to get as complete of a response from Santa Clara County as possible to maintain or improve current funding levels.

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California's Covid-19 re-opening guidelines for businesses have been updated and now reorganized into four risk level tiers that are expected to remain stable. Under the revised system, restrictions have been loosened to allow barber shops and hair salons to re-open with modifications.

The restrictions have only been loosened for hair salons and barber shops. Other beauty, wellness, and fitness services can still only be performed in outdoor settings until we reach a lower risk tier.

Santa Clara County is currently at Tier-4 (Widespread), but we're not too far away from dropping down into Tier-3 (Restricted). After we all lost discipline for a few months, we've been doing a much better job of keeping the infection rates trending the right direction and if we can keep being careful for a few more weeks, we might be able to drop into Tier-3 by the end of September.

Thank you to all of you who have been diligent about wearing masks, avoiding risky activities, and maintaining social distance.

What Would Tier 3 Mean

Tier 3 would be huge. Tier 3 would mean skin care, massage, and fitness studios can resume at least some indoor services again and restaurants will be allowed to offer limited indoor seating.

The Blueprint for a Safer Economy

If you'd like to learn more about the various risk tiers and what that means for our businesses, take a look at the newly released Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

What to Expect at Salons

First, please remember that salons and barber shops have been mostly closed for many months and there may be some hiccups as everyone gets used to returning to a more normal work environment under completely abnormal conditions. Then also keep in mind that as much as we want to just enjoy what simple luxuries we're able to have, things are not normal. Everyone will be learning how to operate their businesses differently from what they were used to back in March.

Hours may be erratic, especially in the initial weeks. Nobody really knows how much demand they need to fill so expect hours to change from week to week for a while until things stabilize. Some places might take some time to return to full staffing or may not be able to offer some services.

You may be asked to take a temperature check and to wash your hands upon arriving. Please come alone. You will need to wait outside until your appointment is up. Of course, you will need to wear a mask.

Please also call ahead to schedule your appointment. Demand is likely to be high in the first weeks so there may not be any room for you if you decide to just walk in.

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Have you tried the Bagel Bar before? How would you like to win a dozen of their unique bagels made fresh daily for free? That's one of the prizes for our next Downtown Campbell Survival Project Drawing next month! There are other great prizes too, including a $50 gift card of your choice to any of our retailers, $25 card to Opa, or five $10 gift certificates to Blue Line Pizza.

To enter, you just have to email us a receipt from any Downtown Campbell business from Aug 8 - Sept 6 to [email protected]. BONUS: This month we’re awarding double entries for retail receipts!

For full contest details, please see this post:
https://www.downtowncampbell.com/news/2020/08/survival-project-august-2020-retail-extra-bonus-round

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Downtown Campbell Retail Guide for the Dog Days of Summer

Posted on August 20th, 2020 by sheldon

It is the dog days of summer like never before in 2020. The heat is blah. The pandemic that won't go away is blah. The smoke and wildfires is terrifying, worrisome, and blah. Well, we picked out some fun things you can get in Downtown Campbell that just might cheer you or someone else up a little. Even better is that most of these items are products that you can order online from our retailers, have delivered curbside, or pick-up with minimal contact.

In case you need another reason to check out some of our retail shops this summer, any purchase of $25 or more at one of our retailers will get you a 10% discount at over a dozen Downtown Campbell eateries when you present your receipt upon ordering through August 31st.

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