If Otters In Your Teacup Is Character . .

I don’t know what is.

On Tuesday, two of the students began painting on the sketch on a wall that is 18 feet long and 9 feet tall in the coffee shop overlooking Lovers Point. The design, which is meant to capture Pacific Grove’s unique character, features a giant teacup with an otter floating in it along with other regional imagery including a Cypress tree and flying monarch butterflies. It was previously drawn out on the wall by sophomores Kaysa Paulsen and Sofia Chang.

If Otters In Your Teacup Is Character . .

Downtown Reave Around – Stockton Parking Meters Robbed

Runaway Mayor’s success story city still not the image of success.

Wanted for questioning:
Cool Hand Luke

City police eventually solved that case when they found the severed heads piled up in a homeless camp and made an arrest.

Now they’re releasing surveillance images of the latest suspected parking meter pilferer.

“We believe he is transient. He does frequent the downtown area, but hopefully once this photograph gets blasted out on the news tonight we’ll be able to figure out exactly who he is,” said Stockton Officer Joseph Silva.

Not only is this trend of thefts disturbing, t’s also costly for the city of Stockton.

Each topless meter represents about $800 worth of replacement fees, installation fees and missing revenue.

Just multiply that by the 682 that have been sliced off with pipe cutters or pried off in the last year and the cost adds up to almost $546,000.

Downtown Reave Around – Stockton Parking Meters Robbed

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Making Asilomar More Accessible

Funded by fees on those whale tail license plates.

That’s thanks to a grant from the California Coastal Commission, which was used to purchase a sand-friendly beach wheelchair and beach walker for disabled visitors to the beach and Conference Grounds.

“I think this site is a really good place for that money to be spent because we have so many people staying here because of the conference grounds,” said Lisa Bradford, an interpreter there who handles tours and educational programs. “There’s a built-in audience here.”

Bradford applied for the grant money that purchased the new equipment. Funding in the amount of $3,470 paid for both the wheelchair and walker and came out of the Coastal Commission’s Whale Tail Grants Program, which distributes money for programs that educate about the value of coastal resources.

Making Asilomar More Accessible

Bruiser The Pig Forced Out Of Town

Hope no one sees my service camel.

Earlier in the public hearing the two spoke to council passionately about their pet, Bruiser, and shared a long list of myths about mini-pigs. Lisa Hanes told council that Bruiser serves as an emotional support animal for her.

City staff told the council that under the Americans with Disability Act, dogs, and in some cases, miniature horses trained to perform tasks for disabled people, are allowed as service animals. Emotional support animals could be allowed with a medical recommendation, and a determination by the city manager.

Besides pigs, the ordinance would also prohibit as pets horses, cows, sheep, goats, gulls, raccoons, deer, squirrels, geese and other “domestic, domesticated, exotic or wild animals.”

“Common household pets” like guinea pigs, reptiles, birds and rabbits would be allowed. Bees and chickens would be allowed with permits.

Bruiser The Pig Forced Out Of Town

Doctored Pictures Not Allowed In Bruiser’s Case

Hanes said her frustration also comes from the fact that during Monday’s appeal hearing, she and her husband were not allowed to present prior evidence that Magsalay doctored photos depicting Bruiser’s excrement was worse than it was. Murdock had thrown that evidence out prior to the initial July hearing and because of that it could not be presented during Monday’s appeal, according to Hanes.

“We couldn’t say anything that wasn’t presented in that initial hearing,” said Hanes. “We had to present a case that was a joke from the beginning.”

Doctored Pictures Not Allowed In Bruiser’s Case