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Is all this sheltering in place making you hungry for the most important meal of the day, but you don't want to play dodgeball at the grocery store? Ok, then order a Mo's Big Breakfast Bag and we'll bring everything you need to feed the whole family right to your car! Each bag is only $50.

You can add in a Bloody Mary's ($13) or Mo'mosas to go ($15) for an extra charge.

Each Mo's Big Breakfast Bag includes:

  • bottle of ketchup
  • butter
  • cheese
  • carton of strawberries
  • bacon (8 slices)
  • sausages (8 pieces)
  • potatoes
  • eggs (1 dozen)
  • tomatoes
  • green onions
  • english muffins (8)
  • tortillas (8)
  • toilet paper (2)

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Are you running out of good pulp (as in books, not toilet paper) during this shelter-in-place? Recycle Bookstore can help (with the books, not the toilet paper). A couple of times a day, Stacy goes to check up on the bookstore and feed Max the kitty. You can place an order for a new bestseller that's in stock or you can inquire about a title that you're looking for and she'll grab a copy for you while she's there and mail it to you.

Below is a partial list of current best sellers that are in stock. Gift certificates are also available in any amount. Shipping for all orders is $4.50 flat regardless of how many books you order.

If you'd like to get some books shipped to you, just email your wish list to [email protected] and Stacy will get back to you and work out payment for the books.

Kids' Bestsellers:

Adult Bestsellers:

The San Jose Mercury News recently covered one of the Shelter-in-Place endeavors of Flights Restaurants President/CEO Alex Hult. Since the shutdown started, Alex has turned his attention from running his restaurants to doing what he can to help those in need in the community even though the effects of the shutdown has been devastating to him and his restaurants.

Straight on the heels of his #FeedTheNeed campaign that allows people to donate money to deliver family style meals to elderly and needy residents in the South Bay, Alex launched the Flights Family Market, a no-touch drive through grocery offering staples, prepared foods, and some gourmet items for good measure. You just drive up, choose the items you want, pay online, and everything will be loaded in your trunk for you.

Flights Family Market is open from 12-7pm daily and is available at the Flights Los Gatos location at 165 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd in Los Gatos.

Mercury News: Los Gatos restaurant transformed into a 'no touch,' drive-thru grocery

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Willard Hicks is now offering grocery care packages for $75. Each package has easily enough food for 2-3 people and contains:

  • 2 14 oz. NY steaks
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 2 potatoes
  • Trimmed brussel sprouts
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Corn on the cob
  • Sourdough bread
  • 1 gallon of milk
  • 2 rolls of toilet paper

Quantities are limited. Please call 408.374.5000 to order.

Also, bottled beer and wine are 40% off when you place an order for food....Read More

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Shelter in Style with our Shelter In Place Dining Guide

Posted on March 21st, 2020 by sheldon

Just because there's a pandemic happening doesn't mean that you can't eat well. Many of Downtown Campbell's restaurants are back online in limited capacity to field take-out and food delivery orders. To help you navigate the Downtown Campbell restaurants that you still have access to, we've setup the Shelter-in-Place Dining Guide that only lists restaurants offering pick-up or delivery.

Please be aware that most of the restaurants are only open limited hours and not all menu items may be available for take-out and delivery. We'll try to keep the hours accurate for everyone, but they may change without notice.

While you may be thrilled that you can again enjoy some of your favorite Downtown Campbell grub, please remember to respect the safety of everyone who's working to allow you to Shelter in Style. Follow the directions of the restaurant crews on how to pay and get your food. Maintain the recommended six feet of distance from them at all times and if you are sick absolutely do not leave your home.

If any of the crew here gets sick, the restaurants may not be able to operate or may just decide that staying open just isn't worth it. Our safety during this very difficult time is just as important to us as yours.

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay healthy and we really appreciate your business.

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As you probably know, small businesses are really suffering during this Covid-19 shutdown. Even in the best of times, running a small business is not for anyone who lacks a taste for danger. The margins are small and the hours are long. No sane person would pick this line of work because it's the easiest way to make a good living. You do it because it's just who you are. You do it because it's in your DNA and you just can't imagine life as anything other than being the owner of a shop or a restaurant.

If you're one of the lucky people whose life hasn't been entirely flipped upside down by the Covid-19 outbreak, please consider supporting our temporarily shuttered businesses through this time with the purchase of a gift card that you can use when they're able to open their doors again. Not everyone has gift cards available online so you may need to work out for a "pre-Internet" transaction.

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If you want to support our restaurants, you can also check out our "Shelter-In-Place Dining Guide" and use it to place a food order for pick-up or delivery.

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News flash! We can now do email orders! Just contact us with your book wish list at [email protected], and we will check our in stock inventory!

We take Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal. Shipping is a flat $4.50 flat no matter how many books you buy.

You can also place orders for gift cards by emailing us or leaving us a message at 1-408-370-3514.

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What better way to offer comfort to the 'shelter In place' friends and relatives than to send them some wonderful teas to enjoy with their favorite book or TV show?

The wide world of teas that you can get at Steepers in Downtown Campbell can also be ordered online for delivery.

Check out the large selection of teas at:
Steepers.net

Free shipping for all orders over $50....Read More

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Spread Deli and Bottles is open daily from 11:30am to 1:30pm for carry-out and delivery service during the Covid-19 shutdown. Thanks for your overwhelming support! We recommend preordering online at spreaddeli.com or downloading our mobile app by texting SPREAD to 33733. Orders from our website are powered by ChowNow and allow you to tip our staff directly!

Remember, you can also grab your favorite beers from us with carry-out orders! We're still doing our Happy Four Pack Friday specials and we just got new arrivals from Alvarado Street Brewery.

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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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Hello to all of our friends who are sheltering in place. Things are so far from normal, that we can't even talk about the "new normal" because we're all still trying to find it. What hasn't changed is that some of our businesses are still hustling and coming up with ways of getting the things you like to you even if we're not able to greet you.

Downtown Campbell and Sushi Confidential Campbell were recently featured in an ABC7 News story on what businesses were doing to survive the quarantine. Sushi Confidential has been hard at work in transitioning their dine-in restaurant to operate as a pick-up and delivery food service. They're taking advantage of their outdoor seating area and are using it allow for safe food pick-ups. They've also partnered with familiar friends in Frost Cupcake Factory and Strike Brewing Co. so you can grab a dozen cupcakes and a 4-pack of local craft beers to help you shelter in style.

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Max has been a busy boy and he's showing us all how to shelter in style. He finally had the time to read Where the Wild Things Are. He also received a doggie visitor (who kept a 6 foot distance) and got his favorite Frost Cupcakes at Sushi Confidential's safe food pick-up table. He was still hungry so he ordered Blue Line Pizza for take out later.

Sheltering in place hasn't been all "life of a cat" for Max though. He's mad that he can’t have his customary second breakfast right after his first breakfast and he misses his adoring fans. He keeps active by kicking a ball around, but it's just so he can get the treats out of them. There's also this mouse thing. He's not sure what that's for so it's back to the ball. He knows there's a mother lode of food in the shop, but he hasn't figured out the magic commands to open the containers.

By the way, Max wants you to know that you can phone order gift certificates by calling Recycle Bookstore at 1-408-370-3514 and leaving a message.

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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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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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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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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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