See The Parallels?

Go out of the way to protect otters and sea lions and you get more sharks.

Hungry Alien Sharks

Researchers say 2016 has been an interesting year for great white sharks in the Monterey Bay. Sean Van Sommeran with the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation monitors white shark activity and in 2016 his team recorded 12 juvenile great whites. Until 2014 there were no recorded sightings of juvenile white sharks.

Go out of the way to attract tourists and you get more crime.

See The Parallels?

Mvsevm Director Arrested For Sex With Child

Is this what we hire?

Juan Govea

Salinas police arrested a 35-year-old man on Thursday on charges of unlawful sex with a minor. The alleged victim is a 17-year-old girl.

Juan Govea was a well-liked teacher at Salinas High School until about six months ago when he wrapped up the 2015-16 school year and left for a new job at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, where he is currently the director of exhibits and education.

He taught biology at Salinas High for 11 years before going to the museum.

Govea faces two felony charges connected to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, and one misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting a child.

Mvsevm Director Arrested For Sex With Child

Balesteri’s Vacates Fisherman’s Wharf

City wants more Cannery Row style franchise stores and their sky high rents. Times are changing, catch a part of the Old Fisherman’s Wharf while it’s still there.

Balesteri said the city wanted to double the rent at the location in the new lease, and while he did not give the exact price, he said the proposed rent was in the neighborhood of $9,000 a month.

The space Balesteri’s rented included three business fronts, in addition to the coffee shop and the gift shop the owner of Paluca Trattoria sublet the restaurant space. Paluca will remain open and has worked out a separate deal with the city.

Balesteri’s is the first of two family owned businesses vacating the wharf over lease negotiation problems. Liberty Fish is not re-upping its lease and is expected to leave early in 2017.

Balesteri’s Vacates At Fisherman’s Wharf

Latest Wharf Evictee – Liberty Fish

Another long time wharf shop to pack up and not come back.

wharf night

Liberty Fish Company, a seafood and fish market that’s

been in operation on Wharf 1 since 1950, will be closing by the end of January, according to both its owner Lucy Ann Higuera and Monterey officials.

Higuera who runs the business with her sisters Mary Liguori and Donna Duvall and her son Nick, said she was caught off guard when she recently received a letter to vacate.

Higuera said the businesses that made the wharf what it is are now steadily disappearing.

“We remodeled our building, we paid for the pilings,” said Higuera, noting that they hope to re-open in a different location. “After I walk off, it will be the last time I come on this wharf.”

Latest Wharf Evictee – Liberty Fish

Holman Highway Crash Kills One

Eight feet down and 40 feet off the road? Driving too fast, maybe?

Ariel Sanchez, 38, was driving alone in a 1980 Toyota Supra eastbound on Holman Highway east of SFB Morse Drive when the traffic accident occurred.

The CHP said officers were dispatched to a traffic crash on Holman Highway about 7:15 a.m. and arrived on scene to discover the silver Toyota about 40 feet off the roadway and down an 8-foot embankment.

Sanchez’s vehicle had collided with a tree at the bottom of the embankment. Though the driver was wearing a seat belt, he was pronounced dead by medical staff at the scene.

Holman Highway Crash Kills One

Presidio Of Monterey Police Officer Popped For Child Sexual Assault

Presidio police work both the Presidio and a portion of Fort Ord.

A Presidio of Monterey police officer was arraigned Friday morning in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on seven counts of child sexual assault in a case dating back nearly 20 years.

Barney Ramnauth is accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14 in 1998. He was arrested Tuesday.

Presidio Of Monterey Police Officer Popped For Child Sexual Assault

Tax Vote Fails, What Next For Revenue?

I still offer up the John Denver Memorial RV Park.

John Denver Rv Park

After 77 percent of Pacific Grove voters resoundingly defeated Measure P, officials are determined to find new ways to raise revenue – fast. Measure P would have levied a 5-percent tax on event and venue admissions, bringing an estimated $4.2 million annually to the city.

Tax Vote Fails, What Next For Revenue?

See Through Solar At Beach House Restaurant

Old Bath House Story Poles

Next we will get invisible solar panels. Kind of like those glue on fire sprinklers a contractor once installed all over Monterey.

When you look out over the Monterey Bay from the outdoor patio of the Beach House at Lovers Point, you understand exactly why these are the most sought-after seats at the Pacific Grove restaurant. But managing general partner Kevin Phillips had a conundrum: How to make the 30-some patio seats usable on those foggy, drippy days for which Pacific Grove is famous.

“It turned out that there was a very elegant solution with a great side benefit,” said Phillips.

The answer was the installation of innovative solar panels above the patio — a translucent, weatherproof array that allows sunlight to filter through while also shielding patrons from the weather.

See Through Solar At Beach House Restaurant

Pavel’s Reopens

Open one day a week. That’s an art gallery schedule!

The bakery is open Saturdays, but closed Sundays and Mondays.

Pacific Grove residents can rest a little easier. After a temporary shutdown due to sewer line repairs, Pavel’s Backerei on Forest Avenue is opening with a limited supply of baked goods for sale on Friday morning, the owners announced on Facebook Thursday night.

Pavel’s Reopens