More Trees – More Pollution?

“Trees for PG” will hold a tree planting day in George Washington Park beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday. More than 300 trees were donated by “Joe Fletcher Presents” as part of the Monterey Music Summit’s carbon offset campaign. Volunteers should bring a shovel and gloves.

But Ronald Reagan was right – trees cause pollution!

According to a study by the University of Helsinki, coniferous forests that is to say, those composed of trees such as pines release nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere that combine with other pollutants to form smog.

More Trees – More Pollution?

Dumpsters Of Commerce: Hello, Code Enforcement?

Blog entry from March about P.G. Juice n Java piling trash in the planter box next to the overflowing dumpster.
Box with address.Juice N Java dump

It’s still there, though in a BIG way.
Juice N Java dumpster

Notice on dumpster fence
trash code sign

Pallets, paper and cardboard. Certainly combustible. So, does this qualify as an “accumulation”? Or does LBAM Moth spray fireproof rubbish?
accumulation of trash

Dumpsters Of Commerce: Hello, Code Enforcement?

Blame Shifting Schenk

The voted-out ex councilman Ron Schenk shotgunned a letter out to all the papers (1) (2)that would print it.

Wrong Guy for the Job
I would like to apologize to the residents of Pacific Grove for a vote when I served on the City Council.
When we were looking for a new city manager to replace the one that resigned, I voted to hire Mr. Jim Colangelo. In the interview I was impressed with his speaking ability and the fact the City did not have to pay a relocation expense as he already lived in Pacific Grove.
I knew at the time he had no city manager experience but I thought he could learn the ropes. I was wrong and I sincerely regret my vote.
In my opinion he has brought nothing but misery to America’s Last Home Town.
His effort to re-invent the government of Pacific Grove through reorganization, through layoffs of skilled and valuable people, is a nightmare. Harm is being done to our city that cannot be undone. The loss of institutional knowledge by senior management people as well as staff will be felt for years to come.
I feel a personal responsibility for this error in judgment and I am truly sorry for the discomfort and harm I have caused our wonderful town. —Ron Schenk | Pacific Grove

The Hear-old is one that didn’t print it, but did recognize it for what it appears to be.

Rant: The letter to the editor in the PG Bulletin from former Pacific Grove City Councilman Ron Schenk was a grand example of blame-shifting. Schenk wrote that he wanted “to apologize to the residents of Pacific Grove” for voting to hire City Manager Jim Colangelo. He wrote, “I was wrong and I sincerely regret my vote.” For his own role in helping to create the financial mess that Colangelo is expected to fix, Schenk offered no apology. Next edition, perhaps.

Blame Shifting Schenk

P.G. Chamber Of Commerce Loses Bird

If you feel sorry for Moe, the next time you see him, give him a bird.

no bird

A bronze bird that graced a memorial bench in Pacific Grove for the past few months is missing.

The bronze blue jay, perched on the end of the Harold Green memorial bench in front of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, was hacked off at the feet and stolen about three weeks ago. The missing bird is part of a rash of stolen items in the city, which include an entire bench on the corner of Forest and Lighthouse avenues and some speakers from a chamber storage closet. “I just bought another bench,” Ammar said, “And I’m really going to screw it in the ground so nobody can pick it up.”

Some pieces of another bronze sculpture at Lovers Point were also sawed off, said Ammar, who believes the thieves are melting the bronze down for other uses.

P.G. Chamber Of Commerce Loses Bird

More Crazy P.G. Dogs And Their Owners

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Letters From The Editor:

I have lived in Pacific Grove my whole life and choose to live here for the close-knit community the town prides itself on.

I recently encountered a major wake-up call, a dreadful incident which my neighbors chose to ignore or downplay, that deserves attention. Every citizen within this community needs to understand his or her role as a neighbor.

Recently, my miniature dachshund was attacked by a raccoon at night in my yard. In the process of rescuing my dog, I screamed and yelled like I have never before (and I hope to never experience again). While attempting to scare the raccoon with loud vocals, I yelled as loud as I could, “Help!” amidst my dog’s constant screams. Still panicked, I yelled once more, “Somebody help!” After the adrenaline rush ended, I was appalled that NOBODY had come to my aid

Keep your dogs inside. There are raccoons here. There are mountain lions here. Dogs are territorial, pack roaming creatures by nature, they are not smart enough to know when they are out numbered.

More Crazy P.G. Dogs And Their Owners

Central Ave – Bakery Or Restaurant?

In mid-September, a letter from the MRWPCA informed the bakery that it had been in the wrong billing category throughout the two and a half years of its operation. Under the assumption that it was preparing food off-site, its bimonthly water fee had been about $44. But because the bakery makes food in-house and serves meals on glassware, its new bimonthly bill would be $485. The letter also noted an unpaid sewer capacity fee of more than $19,000.

“I felt like I’ve been hit in the solar plexus,” says co-owner Tina Thompson, sitting at one of the bakery’s tables in a knitted red beret, munching on homemade hummus. “I would have never opened this place if they had been upfront about this.”

Central Ave – Bakery Or Restaurant?