Speeders Bring P.G. A New Radar Trailer

What was wrong with the old one? Why not get out and write some tickets instead of teasing people with a robo-safety patrol?

As vehicles pass the trailer, their speed is displayed, as well as red and blue strobe light will blink to catch the attention of motorists. The “speed” trailer cost the department $8,000, which was taken out of the general city funds, said Cmdr. Cassie McSorely.

“We get complaints about speeding cars in every neighborhood. Traffic and speeding is one of the main concerns in our community,” McSorely said.

Speeders Bring P.G. A New Radar Trailer

Camo Man Arrested For BB Gunning Children

Why, of course it was on Arkwright Ct.

Leif Rowan

Pacific Grove police officers were called to Arkwright Circle around 6 p.m. There they found Leif Rowan arguing with residents of the apartment complex.

Witnesses told police Rowan had been shooting at kids with the BB gun, hitting one child but not causing injury. They said he then threatened to hit a resident while brandishing a metal horseshoe, battered a 16-year-old and was ultimately restrained by the teen’s father.

Camo Man Arrested For BB Gunning Children

Missing Swimmer Identified

 

A newspaper in Contra Costa County is identifying the 18-year-old who went missing at Asilomar Beach last weekend as a Moraga resident.

News 24-680 identified the man as Bryan Capdevielle, who had gone swimming with his younger brother.

Local surfers were able to get the 16-year-old to safety but when they went back for Bryan, he’d already gone under, officials said.

Missing Swimmer Identified

Patricia Conklin Gets Jail In Probation Violation

Update.

Patricia Conklin, 47, was convicted of three counts of elder abuse at a jury trial in August 2013. At the time, she was placed on felony probation with the eight-year prison sentence suspended pending successful completion of probation.

In July, Conklin was found to be in violation of several terms and conditions of here probation, prompting imposition of the full eight-year sentence.

The second and third counts related to endangerment of her mother on March 9, 2013. On that day the defendant went to a skilled nursing facility where her mother was recovering from the surgery. Conklin went to the facility and demanded the release of her mother while accusing the staff of wanting her mother’s money.

“She also made threatening statements to the staff. She then took her mother home where she had failed to prepare for her mother’s return,” the District Attorney’s Office said in a release. “The home had numerous tripping hazards, no assistive devices to help her mother and no qualified nursing care. The defendant also told police the toilets weren’t working.”

Patricia Conklin Gets Jail In Probation Violation

Monday Crash # 1

Four Runner into the Victorian Corner. Probably couldn’t find a parking place what with VC cars taking up all the parking spaces.

Occurring just after 3 p.m., the first crash involved a 70-year-old woman who accelerated when reversing out of a parking spot on Lighthouse Avenue before crashing into Alliotti’s Victorian Corner restaurant. The driver approached 40 miles per hour, hitting a stop sign and a parked vehicle along the way.

The woman’s Toyota 4Runner came to rest inside the restaurant and injured owner Mary Alliotti, who was taken to a hospital with undetermined injuries, Pacific Grove police said Tuesday. The driver of the parked car was also hospitalized with unknown injuries, police said.

Monday Crash # 1

Monday Crash #2

Teach the kids to look both ways. And use the crosswalk.

Around 4 p.m., a 10-year-old Pacific Grove Middle School student was hit by a vehicle driving westbound on Sunset Drive.

Police said the girl did not use the crosswalk and mentioned the intersection were she was hit — in front of Pacific Grove High School — is not known as an area where collisions like these occur.

The girl was injured and was airlifted to a Bay Area trauma center. Police said her condition is not yet known.

Monday Crash #2

Pacific Grove Taking Away Property Rights?

Resident being forced to comply with someone else’s idea of appearance or risk having his home taken away.

On Sept. 12, Pacific Grove’s code compliance division heard from four residents who live near Jack Van Bebber, a resident on Grand Avenue they say has been a problem for years. They asked a hearing officer for the city to take action against Van Bebber, including placing a lien on his house.

Grand Avenue? Same street where “ground zero” for the Sustainable Pacific Grove’s shining example of green living, the old drive through bank building on Grand and Pine.

Not Van Bebber's Yard

One person’s trash is another mayor’s “sustainable society”, I guess.

Pacific Grove Taking Away Property Rights?

Pacific Grove Tries To Attract Homeless With Free Parking

I say they should be allowed to sleep in Parklets overnight too.

The Pacific Grove City Council on Wednesday moved closer to creating a city ordinance allowing homeless people to sleep in their cars at church parking lots and other approved locations.

The city has been “visionary” in its approach to homelessness, said Tia Sukin, founder and director of One Starfish Safe Parking and Supportive Services, which will run the project.

“They’ve also been very aggressive in making sure this gets on their agenda. That’s really nice to see, trying to help people,” she said.

Under the program, homeless people with vehicles will be screened before they are approved to sleep in a designated church or other parking lot.

Pacific Grove Tries To Attract Homeless With Free Parking