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‪We fully recognize that everyone is currently weathering the storm. Right now is a hard time to ask for your help- however our hourly employees & their families could use assistance. All donors to our LVL UP Employee GoFundMe Fund will receive a LVL UP Campbell 20% OFF card to use when we're open again.

Currently all of our employees have no source of income with us being closed and most of them live paycheck to paycheck. They are making no money during the time that we are closed. This amount is our standard two week payroll. We are hoping to raise funds to split between them all to give them some financial relief during this unprecedented pandemic until some degree of government assistance can come in to make sure they can feed their families, pay their bills, and not get kicked out of their houses.

Any donations are welcome. As a thank you, we will mail you one of our Campbell industry cards. Show this card any time you come in and get 20% of any purchases for yourself every time in the future.‬

Thank you in advance for your support. 🧡

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Free meals are available to students in Santa Clara County from now until April 3. This blog post explains what parents or caregivers need to know about the ‘grab and go’ pick process.

The schedule and sites of this program are subject to change. Please check before going.

These are the pickup sites in the Campbell area:

CAMPBELL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Pick up from 11 am – 12 pm
Blackford Elementary, Capri Elementary, Castlemont Elementary, Lynhaven Elementary, Rosemary Elementary, Sherman Oaks Elementary, Monroe Middle

CAMPBELL UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT: Pick up from 11:30 am – 1 pm
Boynton High, Branham High, Del Mar High, Leigh High, Prospect High, Westmont High

MORELAND SCHOOL DISTRICT: Curbside Pick up from 11 am – 1 pm
Anderson Elementary, Payne Elementary

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In accordance with the guidelines provided by the County Public Health Department for social distancing and banning public gatherings, SCCLD is closing all public library locations, starting today at 3 pm. The closure is a necessary step being taken to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

"Closing public libraries is an extraordinary measure and a decision that is not taken lightly," says Jennifer Weeks, Acting County Librarian. "The decision to close is driven by our first priority—protecting the public and our staff’s health and safety."

A tentative reopening date is April 12, in line with the Santa Clara County School District plans to reopen following spring break. SCCLD recommends patrons hold onto physical library materials on loan until efforts to contain the virus are lifted and the libraries reopen. No late fees will be assessed during the closed period. The library has many online library services available through the website.

These include things you may not expect to find, including online storytimes, study resources for students studying from home, online homework help, streaming movies, Great Courses and much more. The library also has a robust collection of eBooks, audiobooks, streaming music, TV and videos, research and articles, eMagazines and news— available for every age and interest.

For those who do not have a library account, if you live within the Library District, including Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, or any of the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County, you can apply for an eCard from the website. If approved, the eCard gives you instant access to the entire online library.

The Library District on Friday cancelled all April events, in addition to those for this month. For the latest information, please go to sccld.org

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Over the next few weeks, children’s author Mo Willems is hosting a daily video program called Lunch Doodle. Viewers worldwide can draw, doodle or explore new ways of writing and drawing, by virtually visiting Mo’s studio.

You can tune in to Lunch Doodle every weekday at 1 pm EST (10 am PST).

Willems, the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, is the creator of popular characters such as The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny. We have his eBooks and Audiobooks available on Overdrive.

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Did you hear? Sushi Confidential is in the news again, this time with the The Mercury News.

Silicon Valley businesses bracing for impact and Sushi Con is one of them.

“But what about all those mom-and-pop businesses?” Mahood asked. “That’s who many of us are most worried about because those businesses are the businesses that make up Main Street, USA, Main Street, San Jose

Randy Musterer, the owner of Sushi Confidential, is one of those businesses.

“We’re coming out of the winter months. November, December, January, February — a lot of times those can be even losing months for restaurants,” he said. “And March, April, May, June, July, that’s when we start bringing in a lot of the money to build up the nest egg to get through the winter time. And a lot of people probably used that up hoping for this beautiful spring.”

But there are some bright spots amid the losses, too. Sushi Confidential, he said, has partnered with other local businesses — including Frost Cupcake Company and Strike Brewing Co. — to try to help them stay afloat. Now people can order cupcakes or beer through Sushi Confidential."

And now we're working with Los Gatos Soda Works now too! Get your favorite cocktails to go when ordering food.

We greatly appreciate the way our community has come together to support our restaurant as well as so many others. All small businesses thank you for this, especially us!

Sushi Randy

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Sushi Confidential fans, there's a great way you can help your favorite sushi spot get through the pandemic shutdown and get a little bonus reward for yourself. Just buy a $100 gift card that you can use to order yourself some delicious sushi for pick-up or for delivery to your chosen hideout and you'll get $20 in bonus credit that you can use for dine-in service once the shelter-in-place order has been lifted.

You can take advantage of this offer in person or you can purchase a gift card online through April 30th, 2020. If you buy it online, hang on to the receipt. You will need to show that to redeem your $20 dine-in credit in the future.

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Here in Downtown Campbell, a number of our restaurants in are switching from being dine-in restaurants to take-out and food delivery services. After being quarantined, you're really starting to yearn for a taste of your former life, but you hesitate because you're not sure if it's safe to do so.

Is it safe to eat take-out food during the Covid-19 pandemic?

While it's up to you to make the final call on this, we quote some reputable sources in saying that take-out food and food delivery is safe to consume. The Covid-19 virus is a respiratory virus that's predominantly transmitted through inhaling respiratory droplets emitted by infected individuals. The chance of transmission through food is unlikely and there have been no known incidences of Covid-19 transmission from eating food. There have also been no known incidences of SARS (close cousin of Covid-19) transmission through food.

The food itself may be a low risk, but encountering other people on your way to receiving your food is not a low risk so please be mindful of how much distance you are giving other people including the people who are working to get you your orders. Remember, we're not just concerned for your safety, we're also concerned about ours as well. Please stay six feet away and absolutely do not leave your home if you are sick.

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Alex Hult, the Founder & CEO of Flights Restaurant Group, is asking you to help #FeedTheNeed, an effort he's leading to cook and deliver family style meals to elderly and needy families during the Covid-19 outbreak and support restaurant workers at the same time. Flights Restaurants is working with local service groups to distribute the meals to those who need them.

Donate to FeedTheNeed

Each meal feeds a family of 6 people. These ready-to-serve family meals are also available for curbside pick-up at the Flights Restaurant location at 165 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road in Los Gatos.

If you know a family in need, have them email ([email protected]) or call Flights at (408) 354-3434. Flights in Campbell is closed during the shutdown, but their Los Gatos location will be doing food deliveries through DoorDash.

Thank you for helping to #FeedTheNeed.

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Santa Clara County Shelter in Place Order Issued

Posted on March 16th, 2020 by DCBA

The Santa Clara County Department of Public Health has issued a shelter in place warning for all of Santa Clara County. Starting on Tuesday, March 17th, only "essential" businesses are permitted to remain open. At the moment this includes delivery and pick-up service from restaurants, but all bars, pubs, and establishments offering dine-in services will not be allowed to operate.

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