And this time, they really mean it.
They are shaving their pussy cats without consent.
The Pacific Grove Police Department is looking for people who witnessed a graffiti spree Sunday night.
Residents awoke to find the several-block radius between Robert Down Elementary School and the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History covered in graffiti, with taggers hitting 12 different spots over the course of the night.
Problem: depending on the source of the expressive paintwork, arresting anyone or covering up the graffiti might be seen as a racist response to free expression. Watch your backs.
This is not a repeat from 2009
Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni announced Friday that David Russell Stamm, 58, of Pacific Grove is charged with allegedly committing lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 in 1998, 1999 and the summer of 2005.
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office arrested Stamm and he is currently in custody at the Monterey County Jail.
The charges are the result of an investigation commenced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2018 by the Washington Field Office, assisted by the Pacific Grove Police Department and the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.
Of all the Monterey Peninsula cities, Monterey would suffer the greatest inflow of seawater in the event of a tsunami, although the swells would also inundate areas of Pacific Grove, Carmel, Seaside and Pebble Beach.
The changes from the 2009 maps and the ones just released by the California Geological Survey, part of the state Department of Conservation, aren’t dramatically different, but varied enough to add warnings to new areas of the city.
“They have increased the map area by several blocks in the downtown area, to the west and south,” said Nat Rojanasathira, Monterey’s assistant city manager.
For example, the new maps show warning areas coming all the way up to Pacific Street covering more of the Old Monterey area, passing over the top of Fremont Street at Abrego Street, surrounding the Naval Postgraduate School and now reaching all the way to Highway 1 along Camino Aguajito.
And in Seaside, the area already susceptible to both sea-level rise and tsunami threats along Laguna del Rey has been expanded into neighboring residential areas by a few blocks.
In Pacific Grove, the new maps cover neighborhoods inland of Ocean View Boulevard all the way up to Surf Avenue and then continuing down along Sunset Avenue. In Pebble Beach, the maps show portions of 17-Mile Drive potentially underwater, including Spanish Bay,
If the seal posse was there Ache-Man would have thrown his body in front of the German missile to protect the seals.
A 30 year old Pacific Grove man crashed his 2008 Mercedes off 17 Mile Drive onto kelp and rocks on a beach near Cypress Point Saturday afternoon around 1:30 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol public information officer Jessica Madueño. The beach is used by harbor seals for pupping each year, usually beginning in April.
Madueño said the cause of Ryan Todd’s crash remains under investigation but noted he was usinga cell phone at the time,
Got the money, do it. Just what is most useful another art gallery open 16 hours a week. Just tear it down and plant some butterfly favored fauna. Or maybe a mountain lion preserve.
While those circumstances might suggest that the group has little chance of competing with deep-pocketed bidders, Greene pointed out that there are very few things a buyer could possibly do with the building and land due to its sensitive location, which is zoned for open space. “Because it falls in the Coastal Zone, it would be hard for anyone to come in there and do any significant development,” he said. Before trying to acquire the building and land, Greene said his group first wants to see if there’s local interest in the project.
Carmel-Fresno Airport has a nice sound, right? Is this the same group that wanted to change the name of the Stockton airport to San Francisco Stockton Regional Airport.
Should we all just start tacking “Carmel” to everything to increase it’s value to the less than intelligent tourists?
A Carmel tourism group has proposed changing the name of the Monterey Regional Airport — as it’s currently known — to the Carmel-Monterey Regional Airport, according to a proposal to the airport district’s board of directors this week.
Representatives for the group, Visit Carmel, which is funded by hotel and restaurant customers, showed Monterey Peninsula Airport District’s five directors Wednesday a presentation outlining why it believes including “Carmel” in the name would benefit the airport and the city.
Should be replacing the old 50s motels with up to date PG Remodels instead.
Proposed ATC hotel won’t help
It’s always been about a certain quality of life in Pacific Grove. Always. It’s a bit slower, a bit quieter than our neighbors. If we need to see the “bright lights,” Monterey and Carmel are a very short drive away. I always loved the fact the sidewalks would roll up in the evenings and the town would go to sleep for another day. This quality of life is in danger of being taken away from us by people who want to make Pacific Grove into their vision of what Pacific Grove should be, a tourist town, a place for conventions, a place to hang out at night and have drinks.
So why does Pacific Grove need another hotel? Most say we need the revenue. OK, what city doesn’t? The question we need to ask is, with a limited revenue source, what do we want to sacrifice in order to achieve a more sustainable revenue source? Raise taxes? Raise fees? Pacific Grove is not Monterey or Carmel and I’m not sure if we really want to or need to compete with them. These cities already have the infrastructure and are way ahead of us. If we add another hotel what will this do to the quality of life we have come to expect. With traffic, parking and water issues already at the forefront in town, how will another hotel help with these issues? Will these issues be lessened by building another hotel or will they become worse? Yes, a hotel will bring in revenue to the city but at what cost? Are we willing to throw out the baby with the bathwater? Are we going to accept that this is what’s required for Pacific Grove to become more of a tourist destination than it already is? My opinion is that Pacific Grove has always been a quiet little town and should stay this way. We should not sacrifice this quaintness in order to pay our infrastructure bills, pay for the retirement packages to city employees or to try to compete with our neighbors for tourist money.
Some have said that Pacific Grove needs a place for our school kids to have dances, a place for graduation ceremonies or even a place for high school reunions. My question is how many of these places does Pacific Grove require? We already have plenty of sites that can be used for civic events like Asilomar Conference Grounds, PG Performing Arts Center, the Masonic Lodge, Chautauqua Hall and the golf course clubhouse. There is a new boutique hotel going in at Central and Fountain that was presented to City Council as having space for local events so why do we require another hotel with another space for these events that can not seem to be accommodated currently?
At the proposed ATC hotel, there will be 304 valet served parking spaces for the 225 rooms but this number does not take into account the minimum of 75-100 employee parking spaces, plus vendor parking and all the parking spaces needed for special events will pretty much put the proposed allotted parking at more than capacity on most days.
It’s simple. It’s about our quality of life.
— Vicki Illgner, Pacific Grove
Officials so excitedly worked up over more taxes they failed in the written exam.
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration was going over the paperwork for P.G.’s approved ballot measure, officials noticed an error. Following the election, the Pacific Grove City Council — instead of approving a resolution supporting voters’ decision to increase the sales tax — inadvertently supported a resolution to increase the city’s “uniform sales and use tax” — a different type of tax.
The two separate tax categories, represented by numbers, are differentiated by just one digit in the city’s Municipal Code, and nobody noticed that the resolution referred to the incorrect category.
After the tax agency informed P.G. of the blunder, the city council tried to fix it by repealing and replacing the bungled resolution. But that didn’t satisfy the state. On Jan. 28, officials told Pacific Grove that because of the error, it would not honor Measure L and would not collect the increased sales tax on the city’s behalf.
Read My Municipal Code, No New Taxes