Real Headline: No Problems In Wake Of Tsunami Advisory

Nothing but waves of people gathering at the shore to watch the waves of the ocean. The shoreline accesses were all closed, leaving people to park and stand on the shoulder of the road. Then there were drivers watching the water and not the road:

Tsunami gawkers

The National Weather Service issued a tsunami advisory covering the Monterey County coast Saturday, but big waves failed to materialize and no major damage or injuries were reported.

Monterey Harbor officials noticed water rise 8 inches about 12:45 p.m., but said there were no problems in the harbor. The Coast Guard reported no incidents.

The National Weather Service canceled the advisory at 8:21 p.m.

Pacific Grove police officers closed parking lots along Ocean View Boulevard. The popular Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, with its dramatic rocky shoreline, was closed to visitors.


Real Headline: No Problems In Wake Of Tsunami Advisory

Schlock Websites For Everyone!

Who says the city council does not do enough for us – a business was born from an off the cuff remark. Four Stars, check it out.

Cheap Websites At Webschlock.com, a recession era startup inspired by a City of Pacific Grove councilwoman’s remark that websites created by volunteers are schlocky, announced a “49 Buck Special.” Bobby Joe, the company’s head website designer, said, “We don’t volunteer for nothing but we create schlocky sites real cheap. For a limited time we will give folks a web page for only 49 bucks and we even throw in a free domain name and free hosting for one month. If folks want to continue after the first month, we’ll give them an additional 11 months of hosting for only 11 bucks.”

New Monterey Police Blotter – February 2010

The auto break-ins continue. Lock you cars…

2/1/10 SCHAFER, KENNETH was cited for an outstanding warrant at the Recreation Trail and Bruce Ariss Way.

2/3/10 STAPLES, SARAH was arrested for public intoxication in the rear parking lot of Rabobank, 599 Lighthouse.

2/3/10 A victim reports a burglary to her residence in the 800 block of Lily.

2/5/10 JONES, STEVEN was arrested for an outstanding warrant at 431 Spencer.

2/5/10 COLE, JOSEPH was found to be an unregistered 290 PC subject at 431 Spencer.

2/6/10 GORRELL, BRIAN NICHOLAS was arrested for resisting arrest, public intoxication, and possession of marijuana less than one ounce at 685 Cannery Row.

2/7/10 BEASLEY, JOHNNY JR and HUERTA, FABIAN were arrested for fighting inside of the Blue Fin, located at 685 Cannery Row.

2/7/10 GARCIA. DANIEL was arrested for public intoxication at Hoffman and Wave.

2/7/10 BOOKER, FARRIKA TRAMAINE was arrested for an outstanding warrant in the 500 block of Spencer.

2/9/10 MPD documented graffiti at the Cannery Row Garage, 601 Wave.

2/10/10 JEWETT, DANIEL was cited for being in violation of court order, for being in possession of alcohol at 444 Cannery Row.

2/10/10 A victim reports the theft of items in the 200 block of Belden.

2/10/10 A victim reports a vandalism in the 700 block of Wave.

2/10/10 BROADDUS, JOHN, and ARTELLAN, ROSELYN were arrested for possession of drugs for sale and possession of drugs. CORTEZ, MICHAEL, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property. SZODY, MICHELLE and EVANS, GARY were arrested for possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia at 773 Hawthorne #6.

2/11/10 CHRISTIAN, JENNIFER was arrested for driving under the influence at Lighthouse and Reeside.

2/11/10 A victim reports a burglary to his vehicle at Foam and Reeside.

2/12/10 MPD documented a peace disturbance at 750 Cannery Row.

2/12/10 JEWETT, DANIEL was cited for disobeying a court order at Prescott and the Recreation Trail.

2/14/10 A victim reports a burglary to his vehicle in the 500 block of Laine.

2/14/10 BULAT, ANNIKA was arrested for DUI at David and Filmore.

2/15/10 MPD is investigating the continuous false reporting of an emergency by KLEIN, JENNIFER at 799 Taylor.

2/16/10 SEELYE, CHANDRA was arrested for DUI at McClellan and FOAM.

2/16/10 A victim reports the theft of items in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

2/18/10 A victim reports a burglary in the 700 block of Hawthorne.

2/18/10 MPD documented graffiti at 32 Cannery Row.

2/18/10 A victim reports a fake $100 bill to have been passed in the 300 block of David.

2/18/10 HASSELL, MARK was arrested for resisting a peace officer at Hoffman / Wave.

2/18/10 HASSELL, MARK was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

2/19/10 GOLDEN, ADAM was contacted for being in possession of 7 potted marijuana plants located at 843 Hawthorne.

2/20/10 A victim reports the theft of items from his vehicle in the 800 block of Cypress.

2/20/10 PEREZ, SANDRO was arrested for an outstanding warrant at Lighthouse and Drake.

2/21/10 ARNOLD, JUSTIN was arrested for public intoxication at Rec trail and Wharf 1.

2/21/10 ONATE, ADRIAN was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at Hawthorne and Hoffman.

2/20/10 A victim reports the theft of items in the 800 block of Cannery Row.

2/21/10 MPD documented graffiti in the 300 block of Hoffman.

2/22/10 A victim reports a burglary in the 600 block of Taylor.

2/22/10 MAHONEY, Jeffrey was arrested for public intoxication in front of 720 Cannery Row.

2/23/10 MPD is investigating a theft in the 700 block of Oak.

2/23/10 A victim reports vehicle tampering in the 600 block of Oak.

2/23/10 A victim reports vehicle tampering in the 600 block of Oak.

2/23/10 A victim reports vehicle tampering in the 700 block of Oak.

2/23/10 A victim reports vehicle tampering in the 700 block of Oak.

2/23/10 A victim reports vehicle tampering in the 700 block of Devisadero.

2/23/10 A victim reports vehicle tampering in the 700 block of Devisadero.

2/23/10 A victim reports vehicle tampering in the 800 block of Drake.

2/23/10 A victim reports the theft of items from her vehicle in the 800 block of Lilly.

2/23/10 A victim reports the theft of items in the 400 block of Pine.

2/24/10 MPD towed a vehicle from the 600 block of Laine for have expired registration over six months.

2/24/10 A victim reports a burglary to his vehicle in the 600 block of Dickman.

2/25/10 MPD towed a vehicle from the 1100 block of Devisadero for having registration expired over 6 months.

2/25/10 Pelkey, Stephen was arrested for DUI at the N/B Lighthouse Curve.

2/26/10 A victim reports being battered at San Carlos Beach.

New Monterey Police Blotter – February 2010

Moammar Cheers For New Businesses Open On Lighthouse

And now wants to sweep the Farmers Market someplace else.

Moe-ammar

Four of five vacant storefronts on Lighthouse are filled – lessee, we have another art gallery, another nail shop and another one of those stores full of stuff no one wants but would buy as a gift to someone. The first ex-Business Center is still vacant but shows signs of something happening. Hallmark has been vacant for like 3 years.

Moe Ammar, president of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, is seeing signs that the downtown economy is turning around.

Since the first of the year, five of the six vacancies on Lighthouse Avenue have been filled, leaving only the old Hallmark location empty.

Four of the five spots were filled by merchants who already have businesses in Pacific Grove, Ammar said.The chamber hired retired banker Michael Adamson last fall as business development coordinator, and he was responsible for filling three of the spots.

Moammar Cheers For New Businesses Open On Lighthouse

Pollacci In Jail

No, not Tommy. Another Pollacci, this one is his son Jordan and he was popped for break ins in P.G. Nuts don’t fall far from the tree.

Jordan Thomas Pollacci was arrested and booked into jail Wednesday and is being held on $80,000 bail.

Pollacci is suspected in the burglary of a house Jan. 4 and an apartment Feb. 15, police said. The break-ins happened near Lighthouse Avenue and 17 Mile Drive, police said.

Pollacci In Jail

Greenspot Cars Are Failing

Greenies are shocked, SHOCKED that no one wants to pay $15,000 for a low speed golf cart with limited range. Are they out of touch or what?

zap car

The Bay Area’s independent electric car dealerships are in perilous shape, even as electric cars are being hailed as the next big thing by major auto manufacturers. Factors including a hurting economy, lower gas prices and, most notably, the cars’ own limitations.

Neither the Toronto-made Zenn or Santa Rosa-based Zap, the two electric cars most commonly sold in the Bay Area, go very far without a charge. The Zenn, which sells for around $15,000, can’t go more than 25 mph; the Zap, which costs around $10,000, 35 mph.

Greenspot Cars Are Failing

NOAA Adds To The Ugly

When I first read the headline in the Pine Cone I thought about the ugly murals that adorn the building – no now they have erected some out of style light poles with solar panels that need to be big enough to work in the fog.

Then they struggle for justification – thefts, mountain lions, they are ‘green’. Just say we are the fed, your rules do not apply.

Lights of pain

A few months ago somebody cut the fence to the NOAA facility, Schwing said. The new lights, NOAA contends, will not only reduce the danger from human intruders but also the threat of wild animals.

“Predators have moved into our neighborhood,” he explained. “We are hoping this will dissuade mountain lions and coyotes from hanging out. This is a legitimate concern because we have had a number of deer kills on our property mountain lions and coyotes.”

A similar argument from a homeowner would probably be laughed at by coastal commission planners, who also require that property owners not create barriers to wildlife.

NOAA Adds To The Ugly

Owner Of Stolen SUV In DUI Is Seaside Police Commander's Son

Cops are looking for the supplier of the alcohol to the underage drinkers. .

The SUV was later reported stolen to Pacific Grove police by 19-year-old Christopher Veloz, Pacific Grove Police Chief Darius Engles said Tuesday.

Veloz is the son of Seaside police Cmdr. Chris Veloz. The commander said he does not live in Pacific Grove and would not comment on the crash.

Veloz, 19, told police he had visitors at his home in Pacific Grove and fell asleep between midnight and 1 a.m. Sunday while the guests where there, Engles said.

Veloz said he was awakened about 4 a.m. by a phone call from his father, who told him the SUV had been involved in an accident.

Owner Of Stolen SUV In DUI Is Seaside Police Commander’s Son

Tree Cutting Could Have Caused Monarch Decline

A thinning canopy of trees may be a factor in the reduced numbers of monarch butterflies visiting the Pacific Grove sanctuary, two scientists told the City Council last week.

The council voted unanimously to direct City Manager Thomas Frutchey to convene a meeting of interested parties on the butterfly issue, engage Weiss to update and expand the sanctuary management plan, and direct the city’s Natural Resources Commission to oversee the plan update. No meeting date has been set.

With our city on the job, the best they can come up with is spending about $80,000 on a shuttle bus to bring butterflies over from Santa Cruz.

Butterfly tree stump

Tree Cutting Could Have Caused Monarch Decline

5 P.G. Teens In Stolen Car, Driver Drunk, What Could Go Wrong?

Aaron needs to never drive a car again. Bus rider for life. Parents, what ARE you teaching your kids?

Five Pacific Grove teenagers were injured, three of them seriously, after the stolen car they were riding in ran off the road in Skyline Forest early Sunday morning, police reported.

The 1996 Toyota 4 Runner, driven by Aaron Corn, 18, was reported stolen out of Pacific Grove, according to Police Lt. Leslie Sonné, and alcohol is believed to have been involved in the crash.

DUI Sign

5 P.G. Teens In Stolen Car, Driver Drunk, What Could Go Wrong?