Police say that someone stole a large wooden welcome sign that was on Highway 68 and Forest Ave.
According to police, the sign was forcibly removed from the wood studs that mounted it to a stone base sometime Monday night. The sign, is made up of redwood and read “Welcome to Pacific Grove. Butterfly Town USA.”
Relying on a curator to analyze handwriting. The fetus remains in custody, being held without bail.
…for the past several months, museum collections curator Paul Vandecarr has been comparing Ricketts’ handwriting examples to the writing on the label of the jar to establish a possible connection.
What the unscientific research has so far turned up is fascinating.
“Most of the handwriting did not match anything he came up with,” according to Pacific Grove city manager Tom Frutchey. “But one letter [from Ricketts] did match.” While the match offers some hope to those who would like to make the connection between the fetus and Ricketts, who had specimens of all sorts at his Cannery Row laboratory, it also deepens the mystery.
What happens when your home becomes deemed as “historic”? Your property rights may be in danger for one thing.
According to a press release sent out July 25 by the state agency, the City of Monterey will receive $22,500 to pay for “a historic context statement and reconnaissance historic survey for the New Monterey Residential Neighborhood and the New Monterey Business District.”
The grant will fund 60 percent of the project. To be eligible for the assistance, the City of Monterey is required to pay for the remaining 40 percent of the work — which totals $16,600 — according to Lucinda Woodward, a spokeswoman for the Office of Historic Preservation, which is a division of California State Parks.