Tree Trimmer Dies In Pebble Beach Accident

Fall protection harness’ are required safety gear in boom trucks.

A 46-year-old Salinas man died Wednesday while he was at work trimming trees in Pebble Beach, the Monterey County Sheriff’s office said.

Carlos Amezcua was identified as the worker who died after he fell from a boom truck on Cortez Road at Rhonda Road, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Tree Trimmer Dies In Pebble Beach Accident

Moe Wants Fast Food Franchises Filling Downtown

Sure Moe.

PG In and Out

 

“It’s hard to believe but the current uses on the books date back to the 1950s. Perhaps it’s time to re-consider what the laws are,” said Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar.
Franchise restaurants bring in big business and tax revenue. That means you could see anything from McDonalds to Subway opening in America’s last home town.
“Personally, I think there is a need for the younger generation for places to hang out…and opening up later hours. There’s a lot of ‘mom and pop’s’ right now that close at 5 or 6,” said Ammar.
Some downtown shops we spoke with aren’t worried about new competition. They think they have loyal customers who prefer the small town feel. But one Burger Joint, 17th Street Grille, is concerned the change would mean the end of her business.

Moe Wants Fast Food Franchises Filling Downtown

Catholic Radio Takes Over 1240 AM KNRY

Music then talk radio and now more catechism communications on the once enjoyable KMBY.

A Cannery Row news and talk radio station is being sold to a nonprofit Catholic radio chain.
Radio station KNRY AM 1240 is in the process of being purchased for $400,000 by IHR (Immaculate Heart Radio), according to its president, Douglas M. Sherman.

KNRY is a Class C station broadcasting on 1240 kilohertz, with a 1 kilowatt capacity from its radio tower on Cannery Row.

Catholic Radio Takes Over 1240 AM KNRY

P.G. Remodel At Butterfly Sanctuary

Practical and purposeful items like straight pathways and a historic building are out, zig-zagging trails and demolished buildings are in.

The path, which had been straight and wide enough to drive a car on, now meanders and is narrower. The small metal posts and twine marking the path were replaced by thick redwood posts and bulky rope. City workers added a drainage system to combat erosion.

Brokaw Hall, dating back to 1914 and formerly part of the Del Monte Military Academy, was considered unsafe and needed to be torn down, Zimmer said. It was dismantled in June.

“Brokaw Hall is gone and is becoming the hall of flowers,” said volunteer Bob Pacelli. He and other volunteers plan to add 75 plants to the sanctuary before the ceremony, he said.

He is part of a project to add eight new genera of plants. The plants have been used in the sanctuary throughout the years, but not recently, said Frances Grate, a Pacific Grove gardener who is involved in the project.

The long-term goal is to plant permanent flowers that the butterflies can use instead of relying on temporary plants brought to the park each year.

P.G. Remodel At Butterfly Sanctuary

Country Club Gate Bank Burglarized

Is the shopping center becoming a training academy for criminals?

Curtis Vanderslice

Curtis Vanderslice

A 19-year-old Pacific Grove man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and vandalism early Sunday after he reportedly broke a window at the Chase Bank at 170 Country Club Center, then climbed in to look for money.

 

The broken window caused an alarm to sound just before 6 a.m., police said, and they arrived to find Curtis Vanderslice, near the bank.

 

Vanderslice admitted breaking the window and going inside, police said. He was booked into county jail.

Country Club Gate Bank Burglarized

Mother Of The Year Award

Teaching son how to drive when she’s too drunk to.

Police said Heather Howe, 35, told officers who arrived shortly before 8 p.m. that she wanted to show her 10-year-old son how to back up her car. She placed the boy on her lap and put the car in reverse, police said.

 

The car backed rapidly in a clockwise circle, hitting several objects before coming to rest against a stone wall across the street, police said.

 

Howe was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and child endangerment, police said, and released on $25,000 bail.

Mother Of The Year Award

Teen On Drugs Caught Breaking Into Apartment

No stranger to police.

Jeffrey Rutt

 

When police arrived on scene, they saw 19-year-old Jeffrey Rutt of Pacific Grove, inside the apartment and called for him to come out. However, Rutt refused to comply. So police called the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department for assistance.

Guns were drawn and officers used a bull horn to get Rutt to come out. After an hour, Rutt surrendered. Police arrested him for being under the influence of a controlled substance. They don’t know if Rutt lives there, but do know he’s been to that apartment from time to time.

Teen On Drugs Caught Breaking Into Apartment

P.G. Shoplifters Don’t Shop Local

Just an observation.

A Pacific Grove woman was arrested Friday at the Dunes Shopping Center after she was spotted leaving a store with over $600 worth of stolen goods, Marina police said in a news release.

Store employees told police that Amy Huntington, 42, is suspected of committing the same offense five other times during September, taking more than $1,000 in merchandise.

P.G. Shoplifters Don’t Shop Local

Jean Danvers Guilty In Mother’s Death

Lived on Forest Hill Bl.

The prosecutor said Charlotte Danvers was well-known in the community and active in her church, where she volunteered as a crisis counselor for pregnant women.

Then she took in her daughter and son-in-law, who were living in a trailer in Nevada and fell on hard times. Things were all right until late 2008 or early 2009, when Jean Danvers’ husband died.

At the time, Matheson said, the elder woman was independent, though suffering from chronic, age-related ailments. She had seen a doctor in 2008 and showed no sign of injury.

Soon, Jean Danvers was refusing to allow her mother’s friends to visit and doctor’s visits stopped. She became her sole caregiver and contact, said Matheson.

When Jean Danvers called police to the house in 2009, she told them, “I battered my mother.”

Jean Danvers Guilty In Mother’s Death

Pollacci Stalling State Prison

For some “medical treatment”.

Sentencing for convicted rapist Thomas Pollacci has been delayed until November to allow him time to seek medical treatment for “recently discovered medical issues.”

Deputy Public Defender Michelle Wouden said her client “is addressing medical concerns prior to being sent to state prison, not at the county expense.”

Pollacci was to have been sentenced this morning to six years in prison for raping a woman in his parents’ travel trailer. The sentence was part of a plea bargain that spared him a potential 30-to-life sentence for three rapes.

Pollacci Stalling State Prison