Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cozy at the Clement this Winter

The Clement Palo Alto, which opened in March 2016, warms up this Winter with its new "Cozy Up at the Clement Palo Alto" Package. Stay two nights and get a third night free!

Salinas, CA, February 16, 2017 - The Clement Palo Alto, which opened in March 2016, warms up this Winter with its new "Cozy Up at the Clement Palo Alto" Package. Stay two nights and get a third night free!


The luxury all-inclusive hotel that boasts 23 spacious and richly appointed one-bedroom suites, starts your weekend off in style this Winter. Guests can upgrade their stay with an extra day to enjoy the wonderful shopping, spas and dining in Palo Alto! Spend the day out and about and cozy up fireside at The Clement Hotel at night in your room's naturally luxurious fireplace seating area.

* Complimentary third night with two consecutive paid nights (limit 1)

* Stay must include a Friday and Saturday

* Offer valid for stays prior to 5/31/17

Please call one of our staff member at (650) 322-7111 to book this special package or email reservations@theclementpaloalto.com.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.theclementpaloalto.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Weddings Announces Indian and Southwest Asian Wedding Celebrations

Hotel also Hires New Wedding Specialists Jessica Longa

Monterey, CA, February 14, 2017 - The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa wedding planning offers something for everyone, from traditional wedding ceremonies to Indian and Southwest Asian wedding celebrations.

Whether you envision a simple gathering with a few family and friends or an elaborate formal affair, you’ll discover just what you are wishing for at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa. Our team of expert on-site event planners will assist you from beginning to end, from selecting your wedding site and caterer to ensuring that no detail is overlooked.

Our event planners are well-versed in the unique requirements for Indian and Southwest Asian wedding celebrations.

“Our mission is a simple one...we aspire to exceed all of your expectations, creating imaginative and memorable experiences that will delight all of your senses,” said Jerry Malone, Director of Events and Event Services at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa. “Our dedicated professional staff brings experience and desire to every event and thrives on making sure our clients are extremely delighted with our service.”

From an outdoor baraat reception, Choice of your own Indian catering, and the Hyatt’s world-renowned service, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa will bring your Indian Wedding dreams to life!

Indian Wedding Package Includes:
* Largest ballroom in Monterey and surrounding area
* Perfect path for the baraat
* Ample space for Mendhi & Brunch the day after the wedding
* Spacious, resort-like feel
* 550 rooms, including 32 suites, for the three-day long celebrations
* Ability to bring in outside caterers
* Large garden terrace for your ceremony or cocktail reception

Now when you celebrate your special day at Hyatt®, you can earn free honeymoon nights on us. Whichever honeymoon destination you choose, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. Simply book and hold your wedding or commitment ceremony at a participating Hyatt hotel by Dec. 31, 2017, and you will earn World of Hyatt® bonus points. Points are redeemable for free nights with no blackout dates at any Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide.

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Weddings are treated as a one-of-a-kind event, and include:
· A professional wedding specialist
· A tempting array of food and beverages to fit whichever type of reception you select, including hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, plated dinners and wine service
· Choice of wedding sites throughout our Monterey hotel, for ceremony and reception
· Complimentary honeymoon suite for the bride and groom
· Variety of dining options featuring TusCA Ristorante and Fireplace Lounge
· Extensive activities for you and your guests, including golf, tennis, pools and more
· Beautiful backdrops for photographs, including our gazebo with fireplace and gardens
· Special rates in our spacious guestrooms for family and friends from out-of-town
· Complimentary parking
· Great location, adjacent to Pebble Beach Company’s 18-hole Del Monte Golf Course, with direct access to Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium

In addition, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa has hired Jessica Longa as its new Wedding Specialists.

Upon graduation from Sonoma State University, Jessica worked in both the fashion and wine industries in the Sonoma County area. Following her “event planning” passion, Jessica began her career with the Hyatt Regency Monterey as an Event Administrative Assistant focused on Social and Wedding Event coordination. She was promoted in 2016 to Events Sales Manager and Wedding Specialists. She loves working with a variety of couples to assist them in implementing their dream wedding (or Anniversary!) event.

Wedding Locations
Choose the perfect spot for your wedding from our extensive array of locations, ranging from outdoor gardens to elegant ballrooms. From the Regency Grand Ballroom to our spacious Garden Terrace Courtyard you’re sure to find just the right wedding location to suit your style and needs.

· Regency Grand Ballroom — Our largest wedding location, this expansive yet welcoming ballroom can accommodate the longest of guest lists. Enjoy a formal banquet, complete with dance floor and stage for entertainment, with seating for 800. The room easily divides into several separate salons, with capacity to seat from 70 to 400 guests.

Bordered on two sides by outdoor heated terraces, with natural lighting and vaulted ceilings (the highest ceiling of all hotels in the area), this ballroom provides a wonderful Monterey Bay location for both wedding reception and ceremony.

The adjacent pre-function foyer includes an outdoor heated patio and retractable awning — perfect for your cocktail hour.

· Monterey Ballroom — Prominent indoor and outdoor function space conveniently located adjacent to the hotel lobby and Main Building. Designed for that more intimate feel, select the entire room for a seated banquet with 300 guests or 600 for a classic reception. For smaller groups, the ballroom can be configured into various combinations to fit your needs. The ballroom is complete with an outdoor terrace and is located adjacent to the main building.

· President's House — This very unique residence offers a secluded hideaway, perfect for a newlywed couple. This historic and luxurious residence offers over 2,500 square feet of living space, including four master suites, living room with stone fireplace, and library with fireplace and gourmet kitchen. A large covered lanai, extensive stonework and landscaping surround a private swimming pool. Select this one-of-a-kind locale for a special rehearsal dinner, cocktails for the wedding party or other exclusive events surrounding your wedding.

· Garden Terrace Courtyard — The perfect location for an outdoor ceremony or open air reception, conveniently located, adjacent to Hotel Hospitality Suites and Regency Grand Ballroom.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Chatterbox Public Relations
Marci Bracco Cain (831) 747-7455
marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com

About Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course
Nestled in 22 acres of soaring Monterey Pines, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course is a destination hotel providing the discerning traveler the quintessential Monterey experience. Its location offers guests close proximity to downtown Monterey and Monterey Airport and easy access to some of the Peninsula’s most well-known attractions.

With its warm, contemporary ambiance, elegant furnishings and convenient amenities, the hotel offers both leisure and business travelers a Northern California respite of unmatched serenity and comfort.

Features include 550 guestrooms including 32 suites, and the President’s House, TusCA Ristorante, Knuckles Sports Bar, Fireplace Lounge featuring live entertainment, a 2,000-square-foot fitness facility, Monterey Bay Racquet Club, two pools and whirlpools, and 12,000-square-foot full-service luxury spa.

The hotel is located at 1 Old Golf Course Road in Monterey, California. For information call (831) 372-1234 or visit www.hyattregencymonterey.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
http://www.hyattregencymonterey.com

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Akie Bermiss Slated to Join Lake Street Dive’s Upcoming National Concert Tour

Music protégé and cutting-edge solo songwriter/singer/pianist Akie Bermiss has been snagged by popular indie multi-genre band Lake Street Dive to play keyboards and provide backing vocals on their forthcoming national concert tour in support of their latest CD, “Side Pony.”

New York, NY, February 13, 2017 - Music protégé and cutting-edge solo songwriter/singer/pianist Akie Bermiss has been snagged by popular indie multi-genre band Lake Street Dive to play keyboards and provide backing vocals on their forthcoming national concert tour in support of their latest CD, “Side Pony.” The 25-city tour is being kicked off in Boston on February 16th at the New England Conservatory which is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year and is also where the band members initially met.


Over the past half a dozen years, Bermiss has become a visible contributor to the fertile Brooklyn music scene as a musician, songwriter or featured vocalist with a collective of upstart groups such as; FutureSoul band Aabaraki, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Miri Ben-Ari (the Hip Hop Violinist) and Rap sensation Soul Khan. He also birthed the Akie Bermiss Trio, independently released his first self-titled solo EP (via Rockwood Records in 2014) and continues to mine a loyal fan base performing frequently at cutting edge venues like Rockwood Music Hall, The Falcon, BAM Cafe and The Apollo Cafe, among others.

The Lake Street Dive quartet features lead singer Rachael Price, Mike “McDuck Olson (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (acoustic upright bass) and Mike Calabrese (drums). The tour will be highlighted by dates on; 2/20 at Levon Helm’s Barn in Woodstock, NY, 2/21 at Music Hall in Williamsburg, NY (which sold out in minutes) 3/3-4 at First Ave in Minneapolis (location of the street where band derived its name), 3/10 at Boulder Theater in Boulder, 3/18 at the Fox Theater in Oakland and will culminate on 3/21 at Ace in Los Angeles.

For more information go to:
www.akiebermissmusic.com
www.lakestreetdive.com

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.akiebermissmusic.com

Monday, February 6, 2017

Pop-Soul Singer/Songwriter James Patrick Morgan to Release ‘Art+Work=Love’ EP on February 17

First single “Expected” released to critical acclaim in December 2016

Los Angeles, CA, February 7, 2017 – James Patrick Morgan, the Atlanta-based pop-rock and soul singer/songwriter, is set to release his brand new EP ‘Art + Work = Love’ via Cloverland Entertainment/InGrooves. ‘Art + Work = Love’ will be available on iTunes and all major digital outlets on February 17. Morgan describes this five-song collection as one which “represents [him] better than most past recordings…” As an artist who plays up to 10 shows each week, he recognizes the importance that ‘Art + Work = Love’ captures much more of “what [he does] in a live setting,” than previous releases. The EP was recorded in several legendary studios across the United States such as Los Angeles’ East West Studios, where the Beach Boys recorded many of their hits, and the storied Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN. Morgan says the goal of the EP, and of his artistry, is to “show people that it’s okay to be present and feel.” This is something he does with remarkable success on ‘Art + Work = Love,’ recalling classic artists such as Sam Cooke and Dave Matthews, but doing so in a fresh and exciting way.


There’s superb production here married with an intelligent approach that keeps the track lively from the first second to last. – Skope Magazine, on “Expected”

The first single from ‘Art + Work = Love’ – titled “Expected” – is also the first song on the EP. “Expected” is currently available to stream via SoundCloud. Morgan says that “songwriting comes easily” to him, and it’s evident that is true from the opening notes of “Expected.” The Sony Southern Talent Expo winner’s wide ranging influences from blues to soul to pop and soft rock are all given time on the track – from the acoustic verses to the catchy horn lines and soulful vocal harmonies on the chorus. The song features an infectious, danceable groove that carries the listener through the story of two people sharing “one night, two nights, three nights” and eventually falling in love.

About James Patrick Morgan:
Already a favorite in the Atlanta music scene, Pop-Soul singer songwriter James Patrick Morgan has spent years honing his sound while playing 300-plus shows a year, performing covers and originals as well. The Athens, GA native has just completed a collection of new music entitled: ‘Art + Work = Love.’ The EP illustrates his myriad of musical influences, and crackles with the energy he brings to his live shows. The new EP will give the rest of the world a chance to experience the soulful grooves and upbeat energy that are Morgan’s musical hallmark. Produced by studio ace David Huff, the EP is full of infectious grooves and pure soul, highlighting James’ love of R&B and funk.

With years of performing under his belt James has 1500 covers in his repertoire, and he includes an impressive take on Steve Miller’s “Fly Like An Eagle” on the new EP as well. He’s eager and ready to begin taking these songs to much bigger stages, and is thrilled at the chance to not only perform for bigger crowds, but also to make a positive impact on people with his music in the process.

Follow James Patrick Morgan:
Website: http://www.jamespatrickmorgan.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamesPatrickMorgan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheJamesPMorgan
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamespmmusic/

For more information, to request an interview with James Patrick Morgan, or for a review copy of ‘Art +Work = Love’ or “Expected”

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-871-4821
http://www.mileshighproductions.com

Protecting Patients and Preventing Drug Diversion: Senator Alloway, Representative Nesbit Introduce Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society's E-prescribing Legislation

Today, State Senator Richard Alloway and State Representative Tedd Nesbit announced the introduction of legislation to mandate the electronic prescribing of opioid medications.

Harrisburg, PA, February 06, 2017 – Today, State Senator Richard Alloway and State Representative Tedd Nesbit announced the introduction of legislation to mandate the electronic prescribing of opioid medications. The bill is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS). Society President Patrick Smith, MD, as well as POS board members, joined legislators in the Main Capitol Rotunda to announce the legislation.

“We stand with Senator Alloway and Representative Nesbit to advance a solution that works in the fight against opioid addiction,” Smith said. “Opioid e-prescribing will absolutely reduce drug diversion due to written prescriptions being lost, stolen or sold. It just plain makes sense in 2017. We thank Senator Alloway, Representative Nesbit and all the other legislators who have joined us today to gain this vital patient protection measure.”

Currently, Pennsylvania law requires opioid prescriptions to be handwritten. A vestige of the pre-internet era, this statute has not been updated since the 1990s. Although physicians may prescribe all other medicine by electronic means, opioids must still be prescribed by handwritten prescriptions. The Alloway and Nesbit bills (SB 299 and HB 353) ?will bring opioid prescribing into the 21st Century.

“Patients and physicians throughout the Commonwealth can feel more secure now that legislative action is pending on opioid e-prescribing,” Smith said. “Paper scripts will no longer put our communities at risk of drug diversion and hamper patient care. We respectfully request the General Assembly to quickly move this solution that works.”

In addition to reducing drug diversion, opioid e-prescribing will add to patient convenience. Like with other medications, opioid e-prescribing will reduce patient wait times in pharmacies. It will also increase patient security by eliminating the risk of opioid prescriptions being stolen.

“There are a multitude of reasons for the current opioid addiction crisis and the General Assembly took important steps last session to turn the tide against it. Opioid e-prescribing is a simple and effective solution and should be added to the arsenal of weapons available to physicians to combat the crisis,” Smith concluded.

Advocating for excellence in the practice of orthopaedic medicine, POS is a professional medical specialty organization representing more than 1000 orthopaedic surgeons across Pennsylvania. For more information on the importance of bone, joint and muscle health at every age, visit www.paorthosociety.org.

Contact:
Steven Infanti
PA Orthopaedic Society
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-909-8901
justmehbg@earthlink.net
http://www.paorthosociety.org

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

All-New Hardware from Reloop, QSC and Gemini Now Available at DJkit

The Season’s Most Hotly-Anticipated Arrivals for Professional DJs Now In Stock and Ready to Ship

London, UK, February 02, 2017 - As the National Association of Music Merchants Show closes its doors for another year, DJkit is proud to welcome the industry’s most incredible new hardware to an already elite product catalogue. Hand-selected for unbeatable quality and value for money, orders are now being taken for Reloop’s newRMX-90 DVS Club Mixer for Serato DJ with 8 in/8 out audio interface, the latest QSC K Cardioid Subwoofer Dual 12-inch Active Subwoofer and the long-awaited QSC K Cardioid Subwoofer Dual 12-inch Active Subwoofer.

Whether looking to improve live performances, step up studio production or simply explore the real depths of your creativity, you’ll find exactly what you need from these three industry-leading innovators.

Reloop RMX-90 DVS Club Mixer for Serato DJ with 8 in/8 out audio interface
“So the Namm 2017 product releases are starting to flood in! Reloop will be challenging the dj booth with the new RMX-90 DVS, this mixer is packed full of features for the DVS DJ. This new mixer is the first from Reloop with Serato DJ & DVS certified and offers a true club experience. In order to dynamically remix your music, the RMX-90 DVS is equipped with a Beat FX unit that utilises 12 effects in studio quality and are individually assignable. Beat FX can be synchronized via the BPM Adjust encoder and the two high-resolution digital displays give visual feedback of FX parameters, routing and more.” - DJkit

The new RMX-90 DVS Club Mixer from Reloop has been designed to deliver the total package of versatility, intuition and ease-of-use. Capable of taking your live performances to a totally higher level, this stunning unit is available for pre-order right now ahead of March delivery.

QSC K Cardioid Subwoofer Dual 12-inch Active Subwoofer
“Representing a breakthrough in innovation and design, the K Cardioid Subwoofer uniquely provides all the benefits of a cardioid subwoofer array but in a single, compact enclosure. “Keeping bass in its place” for mobile entertainers, AV production and rental professionals, as well as modestly-sized performance venues, the K Cardioid Subwoofer is unparalleled in its ability to manage low frequencies on the stage, or any application where undesirable low frequency energy needs to be minimised.” – DJkit

An entirely new standard in elite sound reproduction, this incredible new subwoofer from QSC combined advanced science with unrivalled simplicity. Delivering a staggering 15 dB more output at the front of the cabinet than at the rear, pre-orders are now open for this performance-quality unit ahead of its scheduled June launch.

Gemini SDJ-4000 Standalone Controller
“This sophisticated one-stop DJ solution eliminates any need to bring your computer to a performance. The SDJ-4000 is capable of song analysis, beat synchronized effects, and even database creation and search without any prior software analysis. Of course, if your collection is large and you’d like to pre-analyze your tracks, our VCase software can do that for you. Music and song data is presented on a beautiful high resolution 7” color screen. With several views available, you’re sure to find a layout that’s perfect for the way you work. The moving waveform display also shows other important song information – like locations of loops and cues – making mixing a pleasure.” - DJkit

Last up, the Gemini SDJ-4000 Standalone DJ Controller represents a welcome return to the competitive market by one of the most legendary names out there. Back with a bang, this breath-taking standalone controller eliminates the need to pair your hardware with a computer, delivering the most outstanding performance in studio and live performance settings alike.

About DJkit:
DJkit is the UK’s leading DJ retailer, offering an unrivalled range of over 25,000 products and packages for professional musicians and amateurs alike. The team prides itself at being right at the forefront of the industry, stocking only the most cutting-edge technology, offering the highest-level of service and hosting regular events in conjunction with industry elite. Check out the firm’s website at https://www.djkit.com/ for more details.

Contact:
DJkit
DJkit.com
Hambridge Rd
Newbury RG14 5SS
01635 780002
sales@djkit.com
https://www.djkit.com

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Private London Tours Announce New London Eye Tour Packages for 2017

Explore London’s Most Iconic Sights and Locations in the Lap of Luxury This Year

London, UK, February, 01, 2017 - Private London Tours is proud to announce a range of new tour packages for 2017, including a truly outstanding London Eye experience. Committed to providing the most exclusive, luxurious tours of London for private groups of all sizes, the capital’s market-leader is now offering customers the opportunity to experience one of the capital’s most iconic attractions.

A Bird’s Eye View of the Capital
“For a unique view of London, step into one of the magnificent viewing capsules on the 135-metre (443 feet) tall London Eye. It is the world’s tallest cantilevered Ferris wheel and from the top, you can see up to 40km on a clear day. The London Eye’s 32 capsules are constantly rotating and a journey on board lasts 30 minutes. On board, you can gaze across London, have a quick break on the seats in the middle of the capsules, or use one of the on-board tablets to learn about the monuments around you. The London Eye experience can also be personalised to something even more special with the option of a private capsule for a couple or a group, a champagne experience, as well as other options.” - Private London Tours

While London is famed for its spectacular architecture and scenery, there is absolutely no more breathtaking view of the capital than the view from above. The London Eye was created to provide visitors to the capital with an opportunity to gaze over London in a way never before experienced by members of the public. It is not until you marvel over the city from high above that you get a true sense for its scale, complexity and unparalleled beauty.

Quite simply, absolutely no trip to London would be complete without experiencing the London Eye. And for an even more unforgettable experience, why not book a private capsule, or even a ‘champagne flight’ for your group?

Amazing Memories
“Private London Tours creates amazing memories by allowing you to explore London in a whole new light. Every part of your City of London tour is tailored, but if you are unsure what you want to visit, our team can help you decide. On the day of your tour, you can expect a completely hassle-free adventure. Your London tour guide will pick you up at your chosen location, welcome you, know the quickest and most-interesting routes to get to the locations covered, give you all kinds of information and history about the sights you see, and answer any questions you may have. Your guide will have your tickets ready for you if you are planning on visiting any extra attractions, restaurant reservations can be made if you need those, and much more.” - Private London Tours

Every aspect of your trip can be customised in direct accordance with both your personal preferences and the time you have available. Whatever it takes to provide you and your group with an unforgettable experience and memories for a lifetime, you can count on Private London Tours to deliver.

About Private London Tours:
Private London Tours was established to revolutionise the way discerning travellers approach guided tours of the city. From creating outstanding itineraries to providing full concierge services and offering privileged insight into London’s most famous landmarks, Private London Tours creates bespoke packages in accordance with clients’ requests. For more information or to discuss a booking, get in touch with the PLT customer service team today on (+44) 203-289-7566, or by email at contact@privatelondon.tours.

Contact:
Private London Tours
Private London Tours
London, London city
(+44) 203-289-7566
contact@privatelondon.tours
https://www.privatelondon.tours

Friday, January 27, 2017

Haute Enchilada Cafe and Gallery in Moss Landing, California, First Restaurant in U.S. to use Barn Owls to Control Rodent Population

In what is believed to be a first in the country for a restaurant, the The Haute Enchilada Cafe and Gallery in Moss Landing, California, is using a pair of barn owls as an eco-friendly method of rodent control.

Moss Landing, CA, January 27, 2017 - In what is believed to be a first in the country for a restaurant, the The Haute Enchilada Cafe and Gallery in Moss Landing, California, is using a pair of barn owls as an eco-friendly method of rodent control.

The unique arrangement is part of an overall plan by Haute Enchilada chef/owner Kim Solano to make her restaurant greener and more Earth-friendly. Instead of using highly poisonous rodenticide to try and control the rodent population in and around her business, Solano sought out safer alternatives.

She contacted Moss Landing-based Humane Wildlife Control, which is owned and operated by husband-and-wife wildlife experts, Duane Titus and Rebecca Dmytryk.

The couple erected a barn owl box on top of a 20-foot pole on Solano's property last December. Within days a pair of owls took up residence in the box and by early January, the female laid her first egg. By Jan. 18, there were eight eggs.

The female, named Lotte, will brood the young eggs constantly, taking only a break in the early evening to stretch her wings. The male, named Teco, brings Lotte fresh meals of gopher, rat, mouse and vole, regularly through the night. Sometimes the meals are “cached” in the corners of the box.

The names for the owls come from the Spanish word for owl, “tecolote.”

Barn owls are superior hunters, have voracious appetites and are not woodland birds, preferring open fields and grassy slopes. They prey on small nocturnal animals. A single barn owl can hunt, capture and eat a dozen rodents per night. A barn owl family can consume 3,000 rodents in a single four-month breeding cycle.

Barn owls are called “cavity” dwellers because for nesting and roosting, they prefer quiet cavities, either in trees or man-made structures such as barns, silos and specially made boxes. Once erected, barn owls readily take to these nest boxes without any enticements from humans.

Humane Wildlife Control first made sure that Haute Enchilada was not using poisonous rodenticide or was using only RatX, the only wildlife-safe rodenticide in the United States. Then they sealed up any holes or cracks where rodents could enter the buildings. Then came the owls, which is helping to clear the surrounding property of rodents.

But Dmytryk cautioned that having owls doesn't mean that a business is “getting rid” of rodents completely.

“It's mostly about control. You're not getting rid of all rodents,” she said. “It's a process.”

As far as Dmytryk knows, Haute Enchilada is the only restaurant in the country that is using owls to control its rodent population.

“To my knowledge, Haute is the first and only restaurant in the country to do it,” said Dmytryk. “We're hoping that other people will want boxes too. There aren't enough nesting sites for barn owls. We're spreading barn owls one box at a time.”

At Haute Enchilada, the owls have not only begun to reduce the local rodent population, they've become stars in their own right. An infrared security camera has been installed in Lotte and Teco's box so patrons can either watch the owls on a monitor at the restaurant or watch a live stream from their homes, 24/7.

The restaurant is also using the live feed to broadcast secret messages and to promote food and drink specials.

The pair’s eggs are expected to hatch the first week of February. An event is being planned for Feb. 11 to celebrate the hatching of the eggs, and an Earth Day fundraiser is being planned for March 19 to celebrate Earth-friendly sustainable practices, with an art auction and costume contest. Proceeds will be donated to The Last Plastic Straw — a Bay Area program aimed at reducing single-use plastics.

But the owls are only part of the overall goal of Haute Enchilada to be as green as possible. They do their best to serve only sustainable seafood; all their meat and poultry is natural and free-range; their produce is locally sourced and organic when possible; they have a beehive (maintained by Carmel Honey Co.) to not only maintain the health of their gardens, but for natural honey in the restaurant; they are the first in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties to implement the use of paper straws, which helps reduce plastic in landfills and oceans; and they do not use toxic cleaning products.

About The Haute Enchilada Cafe and Gallery
The Haute Enchilada Cafe and Gallery boasts an eclectic menu of sustainable seafood and local organic produce, wine and beer tasting, plus two art galleries with local artists’ original work displayed. Haute Enchilada is committed to sustainable, earth-friendly practices.

The Haute Enchilada
Business Hours:
Open daily: 11 a.m. – until closing
kim@hauteenchilada.com
(831) 633-5843
7902 Moss Landing Road
Moss landing, CA

Contact:
www.humanecontrol.com
(855) 548-6263
help@humanecontrol.com

About Humane Wildlife Control
Humane Wildlife Control is a family-run business, owned by husband and wife wildlife experts, Duane Titus and Rebecca Dmytryk.

They officially began offering services in 2013 after years of providing assistance with wildlife problems through their non-profit, Wildlife Emergency Services.

Their vast knowledge and experience with wild animals gives them an advantage over other pest control companies since their methods are based on the animals' natural instincts.

Their service areas include the Central Coast and Greater Bay Area, with branches in the Greater Los Angeles area and portions of Ventura County.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455
http://www.humanecontrol.com