Jewell Park Clubhouse To get Remodeled

One of the greatest things that could happen to P.G., in Moammar speak. I remember seeing old men playing dominoes in there when I was a kid.

The house was built and donated by Pacific Grove Rotary in 1952 and has been a venue for community and support group meetings, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

In addition to meetings, the renovated meeting house will serve increased needs generated by the use of Jewell Park for the Monday farmers market.

Park clubhouse

Jewell Park Clubhouse To get Remodeled

New Monterey Police Blotter – June 2010

6/1/10 Hamrick, Paula was arrested for DUI in the 400 block of Lighthouse.

6/1/10 KYLE DAVID GEORGE was arrested for an outstanding warrant at Lighthouse and Prescott.

6/2/10 FITZPATRICK, SUSAN was arrested for DUI at Lighthouse and Hoffman.

6/2/10 LEDFORD, CARL was cited for an outstanding warrant it the 600 block of Wave.

6/2/10 MPD documented graffiti in the 400 block of Hawthorne.

6/2/10 CARSON, ALAN was arrested for public intoxication at Prescott and Foam.

6/4/10 MPD towed a vehicle from the 300 block of Prescott for expired registration.

6/5/10 A victim reports a vandalism in the 300 block of Hoffman.

6/5/10 A victim reports the theft of items in the 400 block of Wave.

6/5/10 A victim reports a vandalism to his vehicle at 32 Cannery Row.

6/6/10 LITTLE, REBECCA was arrested for public intoxication at Cannery Row and Prescott

6/7/10 MPD documented graffiti at 601 Wave.

6/7/10 A victim reports the theft of items in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

6/7/10 AQUINO-TRINIDAD, REGINALDO was cited for driving on a suspended driver’s license at Cannery Row and Drake.

6/8/10 A victim reports the theft of items in the 1500 block of Withers.

6/9/10 TATUM, SUSUN was cited for driving on a suspended driver’s license at David and Lily.

6/9/10 MPD documented graffiti at Hoffman and Foam.

6/9/10 SCHUMACHER, MARK was cited for driving on a suspended license in the 700 block of Lighthouse.

6/10/10 MEEKS, THEA was arrested for an outstanding warrant in the 200 block of Lighthouse.

6/10/10 MEEKS, THEA was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of syringes, possession of prescription medication without a prescription and providing false ID to a Peace Officer in the 200 block of Lighthouse.

6/10/10 A victim reports a vandalism in the 800 block of Wave.

6/11/10 SUTOR-DEL ROSARIO, ALICIA was arrested for an outstanding warrant at 773 Hawthorne #1.

6/11/10 A victim reports the theft of items in the 700 block of Hawthorne.

6/13/10 MENDOZA, CHRISTIAN was cited for driving on a suspended license and speeding at 100 Lighthouse.

6/15/10 MIRANDA, JOSEFINA was cited for driving on a suspended license, red light violation, and no proof of insurance in the 100 block of Foam.

6/15/10 A victim reports a vandalism to her vehicle at Prescott and the Recreation Trail.

6/15/10 MPD served a restraining order in the 500 block of Belden.

6/16/10 A victim reports the theft of items in the 500 block of Laine.

6/18/10 MPD documented graffiti at Hoffman and Foam.

6/18/10 A victim reports a peace disturbance in the 600 block of Laine.

6/18/10 MPD towed a vehicle from Prescott and Belden for blocking the roadway.

6/19/10 A victim reports a burglary in the 700 block of Cannery Row.

6/19/10 MARAZZO, ALAINA and DONNACHIE, BRITTANI were arrested for public intoxication in front of 700 Cannery Row.

6/20/10 MUN, JAMES was arrested for public intoxication at 640 Wave.

6/20/10 A victim reports the theft of items in the 600 block of Lighthouse.

6/21/10 A victim reports a vandalism in the 500 block of Lighthouse.

6/22/10 MPD documented graffiti at Pacific and Lighthouse.

6/22/10 A victim reports trespassing and harassment to employees in the 700 block of Cannery Row.

6/22/10 A victim reports being battered in the 700 block of Newton.

6/24/10 A victim reports receiving counterfeit money at Prescott and Wave.

6/24/10 MPD documented graffiti at 601 Wave.

6/24/10 A victim reports a vandalism to his vehicle parked in the 800 block of Wave.

6/26/10 MPD investigated the dumping of debris at Oak Newton Park.

6/27/10 TURNER, VINCENT was arrested for an outstanding warrant at 95 Prescott.

6/28/10 BLAND, JAMES was arrested for an outstanding warrant in the 600 block of Cannery Row.

6/28/10 A victim reports vandalism in the 800 block of Hawthorne.

6/29/10 MPD documented graffiti at 601 Wave.

6/29/10 MPD documented graffiti at Foam and Reeside.

6/30/10 MPD investigates a peace disturbance in the 400 block of Cannery Row.

New Monterey Police Blotter – Month Year

Pollacci Gets Maximum Sentence

Tom Pollacci

“Mr. Pollacci has a well known, long lasting and enduring reputation as a rapist,” said Monterey County Superior Court Judge Russell Scott before pronouncing the sentence.

Scott also said Pollacci showed a great deal of “sophistication” and forethought in planning his attacks. And he quoted a letter from a woman who said she was one of Pollacci’s earlier victims. “He has no reason to live a productive life due to his family, who is willing to take care of him,” wrote the woman

Setting the stage for civil suit. I say go get ’em.

Pollacci Gets Maximum Sentence

Aaron Corn DUI Charges – Who Bought The Beer?

No one is saying.

No additional charges will be filed in connection with a Feb. 21 accident that injured five Pacific Grove High School students, including 18-year-old Chelsie Hill, who was partially paralyzed.

While the driver of the vehicle, Aaron Corn, 18, faces felony drunken driving charges, Carr said no one will be charged with furnishing alcohol that Corn allegedly drank before he crashed into a tree off rain-slickened Skyline Drive.

“We don’t have the evidence to support a furnishing (alcohol to a minor) charge against an adult,” Carr said. “We don’t have any information to hold an adult responsible.”

According to records obtained by The Herald, Monterey police investigated reports that a 21-year-old acquaintance purchased two 30-packs of Keystone beer at Rite Aid in Pacific Grove and gave them to the teenagers. The allegation was not supported by security video from the store, and the man denied involvement.

Aaron Corn DUI Charges – Who Bought The Beer?

Election Dysfunction

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One of the measures, titled the Sustainable Retirement Benefit Reform Initiative, which drew objections last Wednesday from City Manager Thomas Frutchey and City Attorney David Laredo, would ultimately cap city retirement pension benefit contributions at 10percent of the employee’s salary, though employees could contribute more to their own plans if desired.

Frutchey said he would have difficulty recruiting quality employees under those terms and Laredo said the initiative would likely bring lawsuits against the city by public employees and their unions.

Another measure that would levy a $90 annual parcel tax — $45 for rental units — to support the city’s public library was approved last Wednesday by the council. Details of the ballot measure’s wording should be hammered out today, including language specifying that revenue from it would be used for library operations only and that the fund could not be diverted to other city uses.

A third measure, calling for amendment of Measure C, a ballot measure passed by voters in 1986 that limits the number of rooms hotels and motels can add, was endorsed by the City Council last month but has been withdrawn by proponents.

The retirement/Union situation – you can pay people $700 and hour to work in a room where the heat goes up a degree every day – soon they will quit no matter what the pay. To work in P.G. is a benefit that is not touted much. I don’t want to attract burnouts from Watsonville or Salinas that will retire at 55 and leave town.

The new liberry tax will not be diverted. Who said that? Same people that divert sewer funds? I’ll never trust a politician on anything to do with taxes.

Lastly the cheesy motels in P.G. don’t need more rooms, they need to tear down and rebuild on the space they have.

Election Dysfunction

U.S. Open Looks To Have Been A Success For P.G.

Moe missed it with his gloomy outlook back on June 13.

Still, I saw bigger crowds on Memorial Day.

At Lattitudes restaurant in Pacific Grove, “We had our best week in history,” said owner Tene Shake. People walked to the restaurant from nearby hotels, some with reservations, some not.

Unlike 2000, the tournament went into the early evening this year to accommodate an East Coast prime time TV audience. That meant diners were coming in later, Shake said; even at 11:30 p.m., Lattitudes was still half-full.

The fact that busing to Pebble Beach was provided by the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce was a key factor, Shake said.

U.S. Open Looks To Have Been A Success For PG

Metered Parking For McMansions On Dewey

None of these P.G. remodels on Dewey really need street parking anyway. Can’t have it both ways. Either end the permit parking or put meters up.

 

 . . staff members of the California Coastal Commission say the daytime preferential parking accorded to the Dewey Avenue neighborhood violates terms of a 2004 permit that Pacific Grove received to install parking meters along two nearby blocks of Ocean View Boulevard.

The commission imposed the condition with the intent of providing more public parking for visitors to the shoreline. And it set a deadline this year for the city to drop the residents-only parking zone.

Residents of the neighborhood contend they need the parking privilege to prevent their streets from being inundated all day with vehicles belonging to tourists and employees from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and other Cannery Row businesses.

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Metered Parking For McMansions On Dewey

Ron's Liquors Rapist Pollacci Gets 8 Years

Hopefully some more jail time after new charges are tried.

Wearing a bandage on his right elbow from an attack by inmates in the Monterey County Jail on Thursday, Pollacci made no comment during the afternoon hearing and avoided the gaze of the public and media cameras. Out of the glare of the spotlight, he smiled as he was led away from the courthouse in shackles.

Scott said he knew his comments would be received while Pollacci is facing three new rape charges, but felt he had a responsibility to address the community. While Pollacci, 50, was convicted of raping one woman in the loft of his father’s Pacific Grove liquor store, Scott said, he could not ignore the evidence that there were many more victims in the past 30 years.

Ron’s Liquors Rapist Pollacci Gets 8 Years

Hide Your Wallet, P.G. Budget Approved

14.8 million and another tax vote in the works. When will they go away?

Some of these savings are expected to come from shared fire administration and police services with the city of Carmel; a 40 percent reduction in the consulting budget for Frutchey’s office and a 50 percent cut for a retirement plan analysis in the finance department; funding reductions for the stormwater program; and elimination of a half-time code enforcement officer.

Not included in the coming year’s budget, Frutchey said, are costs expected to be incurred by placing three or more measures on the ballot: a library parcel tax; an amendment to a 1997 ballot measure, Measure C, that loosens limits on new hotel room development in the city; and a measure amending city employee retirement funding.

Hide Your Wallet, P.G. Budget Approved