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Branding: Logo and Design

“When the University of California introduced a new logo last year to unify 10 distinct campuses around the state, the effort was met first with a yawn, then ire, then outright revolt.
What you can learn:
1) even a good logo cannot create cohesion.

2) invite others to contribute or expect disaster.

3) not everything is a job for design.”

The Build Network


Your Sanctuary TV Contest

Your Sanctuary TV Contest

Enter the @SanctuaryTV sweepstakes weekly on Facebook to win a $100 gift certificate at Cafe Fina, on Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, CA or a $60 Gift Certificate good for Kayaking For Two , or Two Tickets to the Monterey Symphony..Enter several times and every week!

Your Sanctuary TV Contest


Caraccioli Cellars Presents their monthly Authors & Wine event in their tasting room at Dolores and Ocean, in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea on Thursday, February 28 from 6 – 8 PM.  Caraccioli Cellars invites guests to join them for an evening of literature and wine.

This month, Caraccioli Cellars presents local author, Rebecca Costa.

Rebecca Costa is an American Sociobiologist who offers a genetic explanation for current events, emerging trends and individual behavior. In her book The Watchman’s Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse, Costa explains how the principals governing evolution cause and provide a solution for global gridlock.

The success of Costa’s first book led to a weekly radio program in 2010; The Costa ReportTM, which is nationally syndicated and is currently one of the fastest growing radio programs on the West Coast.

No reservations are necessary and Caraccioli Cellars will be offering 10% off all flights and bottles for all Wine Club Members and for those that purchase a book during the event.

Adam Leipzig this Saturday!

Budding filmmakers and those interested in America’s future join Adam Leipzig this Saturday in Carmel where he will work to leave you passionate about the value of your own creativity, and the still-untapped potential of our nation.


Missed the early bird sign up? That’s ok – we have scholarships available! Contact us at AMP Media here: ellzey@ampmedia.org

The man who helped bring us Dead Poets Society and March of the Penguins will be in Carmel this Saturday, want details?



Fundraiser Aims to Raise $3 Million to Kick Off Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30thAnniversary

Batter up, breakfast lovers!  IHOP®, one of America’s most popular family-friendly restaurants, known for “everything you love about breakfast,” will once again invite guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on February 5, 2013, while celebrating Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th Anniversary. On this day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fundraising campaign to kick off the 2013 fundraising year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

During National Pancake Day, the company’s largest philanthropic event of the year, more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital or other local charities. One hundred percent of the donations will help local charities provide vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care for sick and injured children.

This will mark the eighth year that IHOP has held National Pancake Day, which to date has raised more than $10 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. In 2012 alone, IHOP raised more than $3 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities.

“Millions of free pancakes served on National Pancake Day mean millions of miracles for those in need,” said Julia Stewart, Interim President, IHOP and CEO of the parent company, DineEquity, Inc. “The concept is simple, but our mission is ambitious; to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For the past eight years, it has been a pleasure and a privilege for all of us at IHOP to participate in this worthy event, and each year our guests have proved to be incredibly generous, helping us not only reach but surpass our goal. We look forward to continuing that trend this year as we plan to once again flip and serve about 4 million free pancakes for charity.”

Guests visiting participating IHOP restaurants in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will also have the option to purchase “Miracle Balloons” for $1 and $5 each, throughout the month of January leading into National Pancake Day, with all proceeds going to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Participating restaurants will display the balloons in celebration of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30-year anniversary. Those who buy a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 off discount that can be credited toward their next visit.

For more information on National Pancake Day, or to learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and make an online donation, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.


Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 nonprofit children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.3 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at CMNHospitals.org.


For 54 years, IHOP has been a leader and expert in all things breakfast and a leader in family dining. The chain is highly competitive in its menu offering, serving 65 different signature, made-from-scratch breakfast options as well as a range of meals  under 600 calories. Beyond offering “everything you love about breakfast,” IHOP has a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items, as well. IHOP offers its guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of September 30, 2012, there were 1,565 IHOPs in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the licensed name IHOP at HOME® consumers can also enjoy a line of premium breakfast products available at leading retailers. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN)

Pancake Day is a tradition that dates back several centuries to when the English prepared for fasting during Lent.  Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products…hence the name Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday.  IHOP’s National Pancake Day will take place a week before Shrove Tuesday on Tuesday, February 5.


Legacy Water Polo Club Hosts Two-Time Olympian and Gold Medalist

Lauren Wenger, who earned a gold medal in Women’s Water Polo at the 2012 London Olympics, will visit with Monterey‘s Legacy Water Polo Club on Saturday, Dec 1st at 10:00am at the Bedford Family Gym at Santa Catalina School in Monterey.

Wenger will discuss her career in water polo, from earning All-American honors in high school to her experience on the USC women’s water polo team, her international experiences, and two trips to the FINA World Championship resulting in a 2009 Gold Medal, and of course participation in both the Beijing and the London Olympics.

Following her talk, Wenger will have an open, informal conversation with local youth and other members of the community who may have questions about her start in water polo, her training, motivations, and key individuals who helped her achieve her goals. After the talk and Q & A, Lauren will be available on the pool deck for photos and to sign Olympic photo/training cards.

Legacy Water Polo is honored to host this visit and appreciates the support of USA Water Polo in making this event happen. In addition, Legacy’s primary pool for over a decade has been that of Santa Catalina, and we are grateful for use of their exceptional facility.

Cost: Suggested donation of $10/person, $25/family
Comp: All Santa Catalina students with ID

Legacy is hoping that Lauren’s visit will help to raise funds to pay for the expense of the pools that we use year-round in the program. Pool costs have gone up and we appreciate any donations or contributions
towards the cost of this amazing program.

As a 501(c)3 your contributions are tax deductible.

Transfer Day at Monterey Peninsula College


Transfer day today at Monterey Peninsula College!

Meet representatives from colleges and universities from all over California and the Nation. Ask questions, gather information, make appointments for later campus visits or just browse. 9AM – 1PM on the patio at Student Services. Pass it on!

Get your tickets! The Carmel Art & Film Festival said!

Hello Friends of Carmel Art and Film,
Usually we are getting in touch to tell you about events and announcements concerning the Carmel Art and Film Festival, but occasionally we will also let you know about other events that we support as well. This is one of those times! Scheid Vineyards has been a big time supporter of the festival from beginning, so we wanted to show our support for another event they are involved with – by helping spread the word. Party in the Hangar is chance to meet many of our areas award winning chefs and winemakers. It happens November 10th at the Del Monte Aviation Hangar – 20,000 square feet of great wine and food. Hope to see you there!



Julie Capili tonight at Cibo


Julie Capili is a singer / songwriter whos creativity and playfulness are evident in her music, bringing a sense of joy and wonder to her performances. Her subtlety and exquisite control display a maturity beyond her years.

Her influences are eclectic, including artists such as Aretha FranklinElla FitzgeraldEva Cassidy, and Tori Amos. And although her voice has drawn comparisons to many great singers, she possesses a style of her own.

Carmel-by-the-Sea earns Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards

Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards Top 10 Cities in the United States: Carmel-by-the-Sea earns Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice AwardsCarmel is #10 City and #1 for Ambiance for this year’s awards.

By far the smallest city on our list, Carmel, Calif. has a big personality with “endless charm and beauty.”  The city is known for their “quaint cottages and shops,” but the restaurants and “artsy boutiques” make for a great weekend getaway.  What may garner Carmel the most attention however, are the “picturesque” and “romantic” ocean views.