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Holiday Gifts $30 and Under

Posted on December 13th, 2020 by sheldon

We've been gathering fabulous gift ideas of all kinds in our Gift Ideas Gallery. There's a little something for everyone no matter your taste or your budget. Here's some of our favorite $30 and under items in our collection with a number of items priced at $10 or less.

If the person on your shopping list is so impossible that our Gift Ideas can't help you out, might we suggest getting a Gift Card to a favorite Downtown Campbell restaurant or retail shop?

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Health & Safety Guidelines

We are doing all we can to keep your dancers healthy and safe.

The first 2 weeks of the semester will be held only ONLINE to allow for health protocols to be followed after the holidays. When State and County regulations allow, we will move to in person classes. Due to limited in studio space, dancers will alternate between the studio and online classes. Please refer to the Health and Safety Protocols you receive upon enrollment.

All terms are subject to change without notice and will be followed according to State and County Covid-19 guidelines and regulations.

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Exercise won't solve all of your problems, but certainly can help you to face them with more strength, energy and confidence.

Struggling to get started? Or want more variety? Get a free week of workouts for women of all fitness levels - no equipment or experience necessary, and thanks to our small class sizes, you won't get lost in a sea of faces or worry about your form.

Sign up online!

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This past weekend, the generosity of the Campbell community was incredible!

Castlemont Elementary and the #SCCFD Sunnyoaks Fire Station hosted Toy Drive Drop-Off events this weekend. Just LOOK at all of the toys, games, stuffed animals, and sporting goods they collected!!

And see that cute piggy bank? A child donated the bank with coins inside to make sure another child has a gift to open this holiday.

We have a few weeks left and a few more collection events. Stay tuned for more info. Or, you can always pick something from our Wish List (at CampbellToyProgram.com) and order on Amazon-it will be shipped right to us.

Thank you to everyone who has donated, hosted a toy drive, has a collection barrel in their place of business, Home Church for storing all of the items, and to the community of Campbell for your support!

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The Campbell Press is Back

Posted on December 9th, 2020 by Campbell Express

The Campbell Express was an early casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic, but just over six months after the last edition of the Campbell Express was published, it has returned under new ownership under the original name for the local newspaper in Campbell. As we close 2020, we bid farewell to the Campbell Express and welcome back The Campbell Press.

Here the front page of the first edition of the newly reborn The Campbell Press.

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New Take-out Only Menu at Tessora's

Posted on December 9th, 2020 by Downtown Campbell

Look what’s rolling out!

Our new menu is available starting today!

Our chefs have been busy 🐝 getting it ready for today. With all they/we have been through we hope you can take some time to look at the menu and take a day to order with us.

You can order wine and beer by the bottle or glass purchases in house at the time of pick up. Walk ins welcome, our patio is covered with heaters to comfortably wait for your dinners.

We eagerly hope to see you and get your orders. Open today from 4-7:30pm!

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Give the Wonderful Gift of Good Tea

Posted on December 4th, 2020 by Steepers

It's common knowledge that tea makes a wonderful gift. :-)

Steepers now has Tea gift bags that you can customize yourself with teas that are festively packed and ready to go.

Also, please consider contributing to the Campbell Toy Program by either donating cash, checks or gift cards; or bring an unwrapped toy to the store. For more information, go to campbelltoyprogam.com.

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Santa Claus is Crusing through Town

Posted on December 4th, 2020 by Downtown Campbell

We have it on good authority that Santa Claus himself will be in Campbell this Sunday, December 6th and next Sunday, the 13th from 10am to 1pm.

He heard about the Campbell Toy Program and wanted to help so, led by some very special escorts, he will be cruising through Campbell neighborhoods, spreading holiday spirit and collecting toys.

Go to CampbellToyProgram.com to download a map of his route.

Then come out, wave hello, and support the Toy Program by donating new, unwrapped toys, games, and sporting goods that Saint Nick will gift to local children who may otherwise not have a very merry holiday.

Need ideas on what to purchase? There is a Wish List on the Toy Program website. There is always a need for items for older children and teens.

Feel free to SHARE this post to your feed - Santa would love nothing more than to see lots of Campbell-ites lining the streets (safely, of course) to show their holiday spirit and support the Toy Program.

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You know how people were joking that April felt like an entire year? I think that's how December's going to feel.

A day after Governor Newsom warned all regions of the state of California to be prepared to enter a new Shelter-in-Place order once ICU capacity in each area's hospitals dips below 15%, the largest counties in the Bay Area made a joint decision to pull the emergency brake a week early rather than a week late.

This will hurt our already struggling businesses, but it's the right thing to do. Santa Clara County is already dangerously close to maxing out ICU capacity while hospitalizations are still ramping up and the expected surge from Thanksgiving gatherings hasn't even begun. Protecting ICU capacity saves lives from an entire range of preventable deaths, not just from Covid-19.

The new December Shelter-in-Place order will go into effect on Monday, December 7th (technically it starts at 10PM on Sunday).

Here's a summary of what to expect once the order takes effect.

  • No outdoor dining. Takeout and delivery is OK.

  • Barbershops, salons, and personal services (i.e. skin care) must close.

  • Retail will be allowed to operate at 20% of capacity.

  • Outdoor gyms can continue to operate.

  • The Farmers' Market is not affected.

How to Support Us: Shop safely at home by using our Gift Ideas Gallery and use our Shelter-in-Place Dining Guide to see what restaurants are open for takeout and delivery.

Those of you who are keen of eye may notice that retail capacity actually went up from 10% to 20%. Santa Clara County had previously imposed a stricter standard than the state was requiring, but decided to go with the State's guidelines. From what we know of our county's public health department, it's surprising, but not as random as it appears. With no outdoor dining, there's a reduced chance of crowding (and you don't need to take your mask off to shop). For many of our shops, a 10% increase in capacity only means an extra 1 or 2 people are allowed into the shop at the same time.

Retail will still be limited to 10% this weekend though, but you'll have an opportunity to get a last chance outdoor meal, haircut, facial, color, or massage. The earliest the Shelter-in-Place can be lifted will be January 4th, 2021.

The only way that's going to happen is if we all do as epidemiologists have been telling us to do all along. Avoid gatherings with people outside...Read More

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Blue Line Pizza has a Gift Card Deal for the Holidays!

Posted on November 26th, 2020 by BlueLinePizza

If you like pizza, you'll love this holiday deal from Blue Line Pizza! From now until the end of the year, $50 gift cards are 20% off!

It's only $40 for $50 worth of pizza! You can get them in person at the restaurant or you can even order them online for a no-contact curbside pick-up.

To order online, just go to www.bluelinepizza.com and choose the location you wish to pick up the cards from. The gift cards are on the regular pizza menu so you'll place your gift card order the same way you would order a pizza on the Blue Line Pizza website.

If you choose curbside pick-up, they'll drop off your cards in your car when you pull up and let them know that you're there. If you want your card(s) sent in the mail, you just need to send them an email to let them know the address to mail the cards to.

It has never been so easy to give the gift of (awesome) pizza!

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As you probably know, Santa Clara County's Covid-19 risk status was changed from Moderate (Orange) to Widespread (Purple) on November 16 by an order of Santa Clara County's Public Health Department. Until recently, Santa Clara County had been looking like quite the success story of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy risk framework that's being used by the State of California. We had low infection counts and high testing rates that allowed us to progressively do a little more every month or so.

Then November hit. The infection count not only started going the wrong direction, but accelerated so fast in the wrong direction that the Santa Clara County Public Health Department skipped the formality of allowing everyone to have two weeks to turn things around before dropping back another tier. We were scheduled to go from Orange (Tier 3) to Red (Tier 2). Instead, we skipped right over the Red level and went straight back to the most restrictive level (Purple).

What exactly does going from Orange to Purple mean for places like Downtown Campbell?

  • No indoor dining.
  • No indoor entertainment venues.
  • No indoor fitness classes or gyms.
  • Bars can only operate as restaurants with alcohol and not as outdoor bars.
  • Retail stores have a maximum capacity limit.

For the most part, things didn't change as much as one might fear. This is because California's risk framework had been adjusted repeatedly to allow other types of services to continue operating at the more restrictive levels as the risks of certain types of activities were judged to be not as great as initially thought once safety mitigations were enacted.

Originally, barbershops, salons, massage, and esthetician services could not be done at the Purple Tier. That changed first for barbershops and salons and was later also changed for personal services such as massage and estheticians.

There are limits to the number of people who are allowed to be shopping inside a retail store at any given time, but let's be frank. When we're talking about small retailers, most were seldom ever in little danger of exceeding their current capacity limits even in normal times.

This means that most of what you would want to access is still available. You can do all of the following under our current Purple level of risk:

  • Dine outdoors
  • Order take-out and order craft cocktails to go with it
  • Shop at a retail store or order something for curbside pick-up
  • Get a massage, a facial, a wax job, or a haircut

On November 21, 2020 there was an additional limited stay-at-home order issued by...Read More

The Campbell Toy Program is an annual Campbell tradition of helping families in need share a more joyful holiday season. Many Downtown Campbell businesses will be hosting drop off barrels in their shops.

Please help by donating new unwrapped toys or games. You can also donate money or help the program in other ways.

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Liana is not only an illustrator and graphic designer, she is also a scientist/ecologist whose mission is to cause people to take a second look at something they might otherwise find ordinary. “Beauty lies in the little things, and I see it as my job to bring those little things to light.”

We have a variety of her prints celebrating Bay Area places including Santa Cruz, Capitola, Carmel Valley, and Big Sur!

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