Buyers Beware At Holman Antiques

Holman building

Vinther is suing for $36,000, plus unspecified losses due to his expending “significant time and funds to determine the clock is a reproduction, not a genuine antique,” according to the suit.

Though the clock appeared new, Vinther’s lawsuit claims Agha told him it looked that way because it had been refinished. “Defendant’s clock was not a genuine antique, but was a contemporary reproduction,” according to the suit. “The clock appeared new because it was newly made, and was not an antique.”

Must have been the battery that gave it away..

Buyers Beware At Holman Antiques

Olga Ospina Suing For Emotional Distress Over Dead Dog

Olga Ospina

IN A lawsuit that seeks to set a new precedent for damages, a local news anchorwoman is suing the owner of a Labrador for emotional distress after the dog mauled her Maltese last year in front of the Pacific Grove post office.

. . Ospina is also seeking something California courts haven’t awarded before. She wants money for “severe emotional distress” she claims she suffered as a result of her dog being attacked.

Heretofore, “the law limits emotional distress damages to being in the presence of a close human relative who gets injured,” said Ospina’s Monterey attorney, Chuck Warner. “This is unique.”

Courts in most states, including California, view pets as personal property and limit compensation to the fair market value of the pet — including the pedigree of the animal, the purchase price and other criteria.

Noted a year ago – she want’s the other dog dead AND money, money, money

Olga Ospina Suing For Emotional Distress Over Dead Dog

"Old Bath House" Refurbishment Approved

What, no chili dogs?Lovers Point Wienerschnitzel

The 60-year-old Bath House perches on some of Pacific Grove’s best oceanside real estate– but the building has been vacant since 2005, when the previous tenant folded under financial troubles.

On Oct. 23, the P.G. Planning Commission approved a permit to improve the landmark and its surroundings at Lovers Point Park. Enea Properties LLC and the city of P.G. plan to remodel and build additions to the Bath House, bring the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and demolish the shabby restrooms next door.

Those shabby restrooms were repaired for thousands of dollars after a fire in the cinderblock building. Money well spent. The building never was a bath house. It’s always been a restaurant.

“Old Bath House” Refurbishment Approved

New Monterey Police Blotter – October 2008

10/1/08 Victim reports the unauthorized use of credit card information to charge account for services in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

10/2/08 Victim reports being challenged to fight in the area of Wharf 1 and the Rec Trail.

10/2/08 GLASSEL, MICHAEL was arrested for public intoxication at the Recreation Trail and Custom House Plaza.

10/4/08 KELLYSCHROCK, JESSE was cited for driving on a suspended license in the 600 block of Lighthouse.

10/5/08 MCSO was aided in issuing a cite to TAYLOR, KEITH for an outstanding traffic warrant in the 100 block of Hawthorne.

10/5/08 MCSO was aided in the arrest of MAJANO, SANTOS REYES on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant in the 100 block of Hawthorne.

10/6/08 MPD towed a vehicle for expired registration overt six months from the area of David and Alice.

10/6/08 Monterey Museum reports an unknown to have removed three historical items from 800 Cannery Row.

0/6/08 2 Victims reporting being struck by a hit and run driver vehicle while crossing David at Lighthouse.

10/7/08 City of Monterey Public Works reports graffiti vandalism to the men’s restroom at the Cannery Row Parking Garage.

10/7/08 MPD reports graffiti vandalism to a parking attendant booth located on the 500 block of Cannery Row.

10/7/08 SUTOR, JOSEPH was arrested for possession/transportation of a controlled substance at Acacia and Eardley in Pacific Grove. He was additionally charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and DUI drugs.

10/7/08 Victim reports the thefts of approx. four checks from the 500 block of Foam.

10/7/08 6 Victims reports unknown to have struck their vehicles while parked in the 2000 block of David.

10/7/08 MCSO was aided in the arrest of BREAZILE, RIO at Prescott/Forest.

10/8/08 MPD documented a civil dispute in the 500 block of Lighthouse.

10/8/08 Victim reports theft of a campaign sign from the 800 block of Laine.

10/8/08 Carmel PD was aided in the arrest of a Suspect in the 400 block of Cannery Row for a violation of a restraining order which occurred in their city.

10/9/08 MPD reports graffiti vandalism to the rear of LONGS DRUG along the 600 block of Foam.

10/9/08 Monterey Parking Div. reports finding a cell phone at 601 Wave.

10/9/08 R/P reports graffiti on the Rec Trail at Prescott.

10/10/08 City of Monterey Parking reports graffiti vandalism to the parking arm controllers at Municipal Lot #7, 200 block of Irving.

10/10/08 MPD reports graffiti vandalism to a signal control box at Foam and Irving.

10/10/08 MPD reports graffiti vandalism to a multi-unit mailbox located at 831 Foam.

10/10/08 LILLY, NANCY was arrested for driving under the influence subsequent a traffic accident at Dickman and Hawthorne.

10/10/08 MARTINEZ, JOSEPH, PACKER, KENNETH and RICHARDSON, ANTHONY were arrested for burglary and conspiracy in the 700 block of Cannery Row.

10/11/08 R/P reports to have lost his brown leather wallet and contents in the 600 block of Wave St.

10/12/08 MADDOX, MAGDALENA was arrested for DUI in the 600 block of Lighthouse. SHIOHATA, MISATO was arrested for public intoxication.

10/12/08 MPD towed a vehicle for expired registration over 6 months at 801 Taylor.

10/12/08 MPD towed a vehicle for expired registration over 6 months at 1972 Irving.

10/12/08 R/P reports unknown to have smashed out the rear passenger side window of a vehicle parked across the street from 557 Archer.

10/12/08 BRALICH, PHILIP was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance in the 600 block of Irving.

10/12/08 Victim reports unknown to have entered his locked vehicle and stolen the stereo while parked in the parking lot at 600 Cannery Row.

10/13/08 MPD towed a vehicle from 815 Lobos for expired registration.

10/14/08 MPD towed a vehicle from 1304 Irving for expired registration.

10/14/08 SCSO was aided the issuance of a citation to Henderson, Sterling for an outstanding warrant in the 100 block of Foam.

10/16/08 Victim reports the burglary of her parked vehicle at Irving and Lighthouse.

10/17/08 CITY OF MONTEREY PBULIC WORKS reports graffiti vandalism to a road sign at Irving and Wave.

10/18/08 Victim reported an attempted burglary to his vehicle in the 400 block of Pine.

10/18/08 City of Monterey employee reported an unknown to have forcefully entered the parking change machine and stolen the cash box located at the corner of Prescott and Wave Street.

10/18/08 Victim reports theft of a $100.00 bill from her purse in the 2oo block of Cannery Row

10/18/08 Victim reported the theft of property from his vehicle located at 571 Wave.

10/19/08 R/P reports having found a brown purse containing miscellaneous items and cash at 415 Foam Street.

10/20/08 Suspect found with a disassembled shotgun in the back of his vehicle parked at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Suspect has two restraining orders which stated he cannot possess weapons, the shotgun was taken and placed in safekeeping.

10/21/08 ANTON, NICK was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was additionally charged with DUI drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

10/21/08 City of Monterey reports graffiti on two traffic signal boxes at Irving & Lighthouse.

10/21/08 R/P reports finding 4.41 grams of rock cocaine in the 600 block of Wave.

10/21/08 HENDREN, PAMELA was arrested for stealing assorted merchandise from Longs Drugs.

10/21/08 MPD is investigating a burglary at 542 Archer Park (Community Center).

10/23/08 Victim reports unknown to have attempted to burgle his vehicle while parked in the 500 block of Wave Street.

10/23/08 Victim reports unknown to have stolen a block backpack from his unlocked vehicle while parked in the 700 block of Spencer.

10/25/08 KELLY, RACHAEL was arrested for DUI near the 200 block of Lighthouse. 10/25/08 Victim reports being battered on Foam St.

10/25/08 KILPATRICK, SEAN was found to be on parole and in possession of one .40 caliber round, which was located in a cup holder in the vehicle he was driving on the 400 block of Cannery Row.

10/26/08 R/P reports finding an abandoned stroller in the 500 block of Newton.

10/27/08 MCGOWAN, MICHAEL was arrested for public intoxication in the 300 block of Reeside.

10/30/08 Suspicious circumstances in the 700 block of Terry.

10/30/08 Victim reports an unknown to have stolen items from his unlocked truck while parked in the 700 block of Grace.

10/30/08 Victim reported her vehicle to have been burglarized while parked in the 700 block of Lily.

10/30/08 CALDERON, CHUCK was cited for driving on a suspended drivers license at Foam and Prescott.

10/31/08 BANDA, Jonathan was arrested for public intoxication and being in possession of less than one ounce of marijuana in the 400 block of Foam.

New Monterey Police Blotter – October 2008

Cost Of Running For Local Office

According to his campaign finance disclosure form filed Oct. 18, Hollister, a retired veterinarian, has received $3,432 in contributions from 19 supporters and made himself a $500 campaign loan. He has spent $1,861.

Cort, the only mayoral candidate listed on the municipal ballot, reported no expenditures and has financed his campaign through a $14,500 self-loan.

· Richard Ahart, $1,355 in cash donated by seven contributors ranging from $20 to $100 each, and a $5,200 self-loan, with expenditures of $5,204.

· Deborah Lindsey, $3,137 in cash, $1,084 in nonmonetary contributions, and expenditures of $5,963.

· Susan Goldbeck, $3,300, including a loan to herself of $925, and expenditures of $2,537.

· Carmelita Garcia, $4,893, including a $200 loan to herself, and $82 in nonmonetary contributions, and expenditures of $5,237.

· Bill Kampe reported $6,578 in contributions, including a $2,000 loan to himself, and expenditures of $3,940.

· Daniel Miller reported a self-loan of $5,753 and contributions of $730 for a total of $6,582, and expenditures of $2,738.

· Ken Cuneo and David Dilworth reported no contributions. Cuneo stated his campaign is entirely self-funded.

No one contributed to Dilworth. ha ha.

Cost Of Running For Local Office

Muslim Wedding Raided, Bride & Groom Sent To Take Naps

(San Jose Mercury)

Police raided a wedding between a 7-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl in Pakistan’s largest city, arresting the Muslim cleric officiating at the ceremony and the children’s parents, a senior officer said today.

Pakistan law forbids marriage below the age of 18, but some Muslim scholars say it is permissible if the bride and groom have reached puberty.

Muslim Wedding Raided, Bride & Groom Sent To Take Naps

Seaside Auto Mall Reopens

Seaside Auto Center 1

Nearly two years and $20 million after construction began, Seaside marked the end of renovations at its auto center with a grand reopening last week.

Auto center dealerships, however, don’t have a lot more to celebrate as the country struggles through one of its toughest economic slumps since the Great Depression.

But city officials and Seaside auto dealers hope the auto mall’s facelift will help bring back shoppers.

“Anytime you redecorate, clean things up, improve the appearance, the visibility — it can’t hurt,” Linder said.

Nice picture above. Now here’s the real reopening. The same old thing, tents, banners, flags and a giant blue gorilla. Yep, redecorated and cleaned up.Seaside Auto Center Monkey

Not to mention most of the dealers have an identity problem, they are afraid to say “Seaside” and make shoppers think they are in Monterey.Monterey Cadillac

Seaside Auto Mall Reopens

Don't Sustain The Raccoons

Of special concern in the Monterey Bay area is humans and domestic animals coming in close contact with raccoons. Besides the fact that raccoons in urban or suburban areas tend to be aggressive and can attack pets and people, they are also carriers of the roundworm parasite called Baylisascaris procyonis.

Raccoons become infected with this roundworm either by ingesting infective eggs from contaminated feces of other raccoons, or by eating infected small animals (rabbits, rodents and birds). Raccoons are asymptomatic carriers, which means that the parasite typically doesn’t cause them any problems, but they shed eggs in their feces which become infective to other animals three to four weeks after they are excreted.

Cover your garbage!

Sea-Breeze Motel
Seabreeze dumpster

Don’t Sustain The Raccoons

DIU Driver To Get Second Second Opinion

Deborah King
KSBW Photo

“My client would like an independent evaluator,” she said. “She sees Dr. Fithian and Dr. Finnberg fairly often, and with a split decision, I’m uncomfortable with Dr. Fithian going back again.” (When ordered by the court, the $325 to $500 experts receive for the evaluations is provided by taxpayers.)

She sees both of the these “doctors” often and they do not agree on the woman’s mental health?

Have that third doctor examine the first two doctors while we are at it. Are they fit to prescribe drugs?

DIU Driver To Get Second Second Opinion

Artists Unclear Of Concepts

Burglars broke into First Night Monterey’s Archer Park Community Center headquarters Tuesday night, robbing the small nonprofit that stages the city’s ambitious and art-heavy New Year’s Eve celebration of their Mac computer and external hard drives.

“To break in and rob us … of our artwork, desktop publishing and the two external hard drives which were the backups…it’s all gone.

Concept #1 – Thieves do not care if it’s a Mega-Corporation, a working person, or an artiste. They will steal anything they can.

Concept #2 – Don’t store you backups in the same place as the computer. In a fire, flood or yes even theft, your backups are only as safe as the computer. Keep your back ups off site.

Artists Unclear Of Concepts