New Eateries

Two with sidewalk cages that were bakeries long ago. One was the Fighting Favaloros which closed again for reasons unknown. Perhaps more of the family time they talk about. Other was Mauricios. Last one is the first ‘pub’ allowed in P.G. Grab a fork and go.

Among three new restaurant establishments opening on downtown’s main thoroughfare in mid-April is The Monarch Pub & Restaurant, the first pub ever in the state’s last dry town. The new establishment, which will be located at 617 Lighthouse Ave. where the 17th Street Grille used to reside, will join fine dining restaurants Wild Fish and Poppy Hall. The former, which will feature locally-caught fish and seafood and farm-to-table cuisine will be located at 545 Lighthouse Ave., the old location of Favaloro’s Big Night Bistro while the latter will take the spot where longtime eatery Mauricio’s was at 589 Lighthouse Ave.

Price spotting – Monarch pub looks best if one is real hungry.

    $10 for some mixed veggies at Poppy Hall
    $9.95 for a turkey burger at Monarch
    $32 for Bouillabaisse at Wild Fish

New Eateries

P.G. Pays $25,000 To Oakland Survey Company Only To Find The Obvious

Tax the tourists. Oh, and 41 percent come up negative on short term cyber rentals.

The survey also showed that 41 percent of the 375 likely voters surveyed on the phone and online believe that the city has done a “poor” job of managing the city’s vacation rentals, while 28 percent gave the same grade for the way the city manages its pension obligations. Similarly, 22 percent said P.G. is doing poorly managing its finances.

P.G. Pays $25,000 To Oakland Survey Company Only To Find The Obvious

Oh Those Carmel Jay Walkers

(Not yet) Mayor Clint Eastwood almost makes his day with an MPTV Cable van in Play Misty For Me.

For decades, pedestrians have been cutting through the five little midblock pathways in Ocean Avenue’s center median, but a couple of weeks ago, city officials declared that “jaywalking is dangerous,” and installed potted plants in the paths to try to discourage the behavior.

“Pedestrians who cross at these passageways are jaywalking, and there have been recent reports of people stepping out into traffic causing near accidents with passing automobiles,”

Oh Those Carmel Jay Walkers

High Tech Meter Maid Marking Misses The Boat

I bet someone at Victorian Corner is responsible. Or the number one objective of AutoChalk is collecting all the locations and license plates of every car.

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The issue, administrative manager Jocelyn Francis said, is that the system isn’t properly alerting parking enforcement officers when a vehicle has been in a timed space too long and is in violation — which is the purpose of the parking technology.

While Francis said that the city is working with the company to improve the accuracy of the equipment, it’s decided to withhold a final payment of $11,800 for the machines until the system “consistently meets our standards.” The system was supposed to replace the chalk method, but P.G. parking officers are still marking tires.

High Tech Meter Maid Marking Misses The Boat

Pacific Grove’s Uncontrolled Intersections Are Problems For Tourists

After two cars collide at 1:30 AM. Oh how could we have ever survived these past 100 years with uncontrolled intersections, mostly in the residential areas?

Roundabouts Woody Buzz

“Never assume other drivers will give you the right of way,” the DMV contends. “Yield your right of way when it helps to prevent collisions.” Pacific Grove Police Cmdr. Rory Lakind agreed. “Everyone has to be cautious whenever they’re approaching an intersection,” he said.

Pacific Grove’s Uncontrolled Intersections Are Problems For Tourists

Gerald Leigh Properties Wants To Cancel Mega Building

Quickly backs out over a complaint. Are they using that complaint to reduce the mass of building by removing those pesky affordable apartments?

Reds Station

Gerald Leigh Properties had proposed tearing down the decrepit 3,472-square-foot building at 522 Lighthouse Ave. and building a four-story, 43,912-square-foot structure with 14 market-rate townhomes, workforce townhomes, retail shops, a restaurant and an underground parking garage with 32 spaces.

“Our suspicions are that the applicant is going to go back to his original proposal” which does not contain any affordable townhomes, Brodeur said.

Gerald Leigh Properties Wants To Cancel Mega Building

Wharf Marketplace Closes

wharf marketplace

People were not buying the most expensive vegetables in the county. Surprised?

It was back in December that Rick Antle, president and CEO of Tanimura & Antle, the employee owned family farm company that owns the cafe/coffee house/specialty market, said it was time to sell the space. The property located at 209 Figueroa St. in Monterey includes 3,701 square-feet of retail space. It’s up for sale for $2.09 per square foot plus triple net charges. Antle said that going into the venture, management had expected produce and local sales to be a larger percentage of the profit but instead it became heavily skewed toward the cafe, which isn’t the company’s main focus.

Wharf Marketplace Closes

Escape Room Fad Comes To Monterey

Thirty dollars per person to be in a locked room for an hour. Cheaper than a North Fremont street motel, but not quite as scary.

So what is an escape room? It has been described as a one-hour adrenaline rush and out-of-the-box thinking adventure.

People enter a locked room (but not really locked) and are given one hour to solve puzzles that reveal the key to get out of the room. It’s good family fun, Christina Riddoch said. “The experience has been great,” she said. “It’s one hour of getting out of yourself.”

Escape Room Fad Comes To Monterey

Violence Threats Found At P.G. High

By the looks of the grammar and writing style, it could be a P.G. High student, possibly a junior.

Police investigators are looking into multiple written threats left in bathrooms and the girls locker room since March 1 at the Pacific Grove High School campus that allude to plans for a possible school shooting.

The first one, from a photo taken March 1 read: “Imma shoot up this school just wait on it … my shooter, he already got a plan.”

Violence Threats Found At P.G. High

Water From The Toilet To The Tap In California

Give me soda with a plastic straw.

Water that once coursed through city sewers may soon find new life coming out of your home faucet.

New regulations approved Tuesday by the California State Water Resources Control Board allow treated recycled water to be added to reservoirs, the source of California municipal drinking water.

Water recycling is part of the California Water Action Plan and Senate bills 918 and 322 direct the Water Board to investigate creating regulations for direct and indirect potable reuse.

Water From The Toilet To The Tap In California