P.G. Resident Scammed Out Of $1,000.00

A Pacific Grove resident lost $1,000 in what the city’s Police Department is calling the “IRS Investigations Scam.”

Scammers identifying themselves as Internal Revenue Service investigators call their victims with the threat of a looming arrest warrant because of a tax deficiency.

How can Pacific Grove residents be so gullible?
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Election Results for Pacific Grove, 2012 (City-Data.com)

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P.G. Resident Scammed Out Of $1,000.00

Downtown Parking To Be Extended To Two Hours

As businesses try to do anything to get people to spend money in town. Or timing parked cars is not the number one objective of AutoChalk, more like some kind of tracking system to read and log every license plate it sees.

The City of Pacific Grove is responding to numerous complaints that 90 minute parking downtown isn’t enough time to enjoy some lunch, browse the shops, or go to the beach without getting a $35 ticket.

A new pilot program will change the downtown’s 90 minute parking to 2 hour parking from Nov. 7-Jan. 15.

Shoot, I wanna know how to get an all-day parking space like the Victorian Corner workers get.
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Downtown Parking To Be Extended To Two Hours

Measure G – Another School Tax To Refuse

Aint there enough tax dollars going toward things that are not basic education? Parking lots, football stadiums, district offices and now give tablet computers to every student?

This is just another example of the kind of thinking that leads to an appalling waste of tax dollars like spending $6.8 million on a refurbished sports stadium. And now they want to buy iPads for every student? PGUSD does not need new iPads for every student. Oh, and by the way, what percent of students in the school district don’t already have iPads? Does the school district even know? Does it care?

The fact that this is how they are thinking of spending Measure G money demonstrates that they cannot be trusted to use your tax dollars wisely. It should be an easy call for every voter to reject Measure G.

Residents on the Monterey side of David Avenue support it . .
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Measure G – Another School Tax To Refuse

Council Gives Up Beaches To Birthing Seals

Kind of like the immigration policy. Come here, give birth and you can stay. Will there be social programs for the seals? Fish Stamps?

The P.G. City Council Oct. 16 unanimously agreed to clarify the harbor-seal protection policy in the city charter. If pups are delivered at Lovers Point, officials will temporarily close the beach, install fences and post signs to keep the public away while they wean.

Council Gives Up Beaches To Birthing Seals

Favaloros Re-Opens

I’m all choked up…

Will the fights go on?

Nino and Marie Favaloro stand side by side at the stove in their aprons, stirring, in steady dignity, as their son John brings us to say goodnight. They look up, full of graciousness, not stopping stirring. They are still cooking for a restaurant that is full of diners at 9p.m., and was full when we walked in at 7:30.

This feeling of family pervades the restaurant that has served classic Italian on Lighthouse Avenue for going on 20 years — minus its time under a spell like Sleeping Beauty’s castle, in which a fire caused them to be closed for 18 months. Not 100 years, but it felt to everyone, loyal patrons included, that long.

Favaloros Re-Opens

Deer Rescue

Sedated and left to wake up with the munchies in a different place.

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Workers responded on Oct. 10 to the school’s athletic field where the deer was discovered. To ensure the frightened animal didn’t hurt himself, rescue workers sedated him. Once the deer was sleeping, the workers dug a hole and guided him out from beneath the fence.

The deer was released to an area where he could safely regain consciousness and return to the woods. The entire operation spanned about two hours.

Deer Rescue

Call It The John Denver Memorial Sewage Treatment Plant

Seems that the Runaway Mayor’s hopes of refilling the Cal Am pond with rain is still on the table, courtesy of Sarah Hardgrave.

The most ambitious missions of the stormwater management project: to repurpose a California American Water corporate yard on David Avenue into a reservoir, and to renovate an abandoned wastewater treatment plant at Point Pinos back into productivity.

P.G. Environmental Programs Manager Sarah Hardgrave says the David Avenue reservoir could capture stormwater above Pine Avenue and send it through a new storm drain to a renovated Point Pinos wastewater treatment plant, which operated from the early 1950s to the late 1970s. Once treated, the water could irrigate the municipal golf course and cemetery, which currently use about 125 acre-feet of potable Cal Am water a year.

Call It The John Denver Memorial Sewage Treatment Plant

Monarch's Law: Do Not Molest Butterflies In Pacific Grove

Do Not Molest Butterflies

Often brought up in “True Facts” articles. Really is a law on the books.

Many people many not know it, but there is law which was written more than 70 years ago. It says if you are caught molesting a Monarch, it’ll cost you $1,000. That’s how serious Butterfly Town USA is about protecting the butterflies.

Monarch’s Law: Do Not Molest Butterflies In Pacific Grove

Armed Robbery In Del Monte Park

Are the suspects from Pebble Beach?

Two women were robbed at approximately 9:48 p.m. Saturday on the 1200 block of Lincoln Avenue, according to the Pacific Grove Police Department.

The women had just returned home and as they exited their vehicle they were approached by a man who pointed a handgun at them and demanded their belongings.

Armed Robbery In Del Monte Park

P.G. Gets New Police Officer

New policeman from Fresno. Hope he doesn’t get too cold.Fresno Connection

The Pacific Grove Police Department announced the hire of Officer Charles L. Renfro, according to a release.

Renfro has more than 19 years of experience as a police officer, serving 16 of those years with the Fresno Police Department. He has also worked in patrol, investigations, street violence, homicide, problem-oriented policing, burglary, robbery, Internet crimes against children and sexual assault units and divisions.

P.G. Gets New Police Officer