Not End Of The Line For Caboose On Cannery Row

Sold for lower bid for feelgood reasons.
C Row Caboose
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“I was really wanting to make sure that nobody out of the area was going to take it,” said Ciliberti, a Realtor with Keller Williams and Peninsula resident since 1982. “It’s a piece of history and a landmark.”
Although the Reinstedts received several offers with one prospective buyer willing to pay substantially higher than the asking price, Debbie Reinstedt said the couple feel good about the caboose’s new owner.

Not End Of The Line For Caboose On Cannery Row

Last Stop For Cannery Row Caboose?

C Row Caboose
(Flickr Foto)

The 102-year old train car owned by Monterey Peninsula couple Randy and Debbie Reinstedt since 1974 is up for sale for $27,000.

Located between Prescott and Hoffman avenues and adjacent to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s new Center for Ocean Education and Leadership, the caboose has long been home to the couple’s antique and railroad memorabilia shop called Books, Bears & Railroad Wares. But the Reinstedts are now ready to let it go.

“My husband bought it and put me in it,” quipped Debbie Reinstedt, 79, noting that the couple has owned the caboose for 44 years and how difficult it’s been to reach a point of wanting to sell it. Randy Reinstedt, 83, is a noted Monterey Peninsula author.

Last Stop For Cannery Row Caboose?

Durell Delay

Did they ever solve the water intrusion at the Holman’s building? Is it the same soil conditions as this one with more underground parking?

Agha's Huge Holman Hotel

After ongoing complaints by residents that it’s too large for its location, the developers behind Pacific Grove’s proposed Hotel Durell are once again working with the project’s architects to revise the hotel’s plans.

Proposed by property owner Nader Agha, the 125-room hotel would be located at 157 Grand Ave. on the block where the Holman Building is and where the Grand Central Station building currently stands. Plans for the future development that have already been revised include a restaurant, two conference rooms and an 88-space valet parking garage on the bottom level.

Durell Delay

Greene Mansion For Sale Again

Price is just $999,000 Which is 000,666 upside down. Something to think about considering it’s previous owner.

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While his large ornate manor has taken on various different identities in the past – from a Mexican restaurant to an art gallery – its most recent incarnation was as a retail operation featuring luxury goods and antique consignment.

In November 2016 the mansion’s latest owner Jill Gifford purchased the property for $1.1 million. Then in December of 2017, Gifford, 47, along with her companion Benjamin Childs were found shot to death inside her Mesa, Arizona home. Gifford’s ex-husband, Bruce Gifford, was also found dead from a gunshot wound. Local news at the time reported it was being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Greene Mansion For Sale Again

Couple Robbed While Parked In P.G.

Getting beaten and robbed late at night in P.G. and not cooperating with Police? Why that?

Anyway, the recreation trails and shoreline turnouts are dangerous places at night.

Four mwn — one armed with a handgun — robbed a man and a woman in a parked car on Ocean View Boulevard around 11 p.m.

The victims, who were not named, are Monterey Peninsula residents, but are not from P.G., Lakind said. The man was treated by an ambulance crew and released.

Lakind is hoping for some useful leads, but the victims “are not super cooperative,” he said. “That makes it more difficult, obviously.” He’s unsure whether the robbery was random, or if the victims and suspects are somehow
linked.

Couple Robbed While Parked In P.G.

Fireworks Come Early

For those who love the smell of red phosphorus in the morning.

Pacific Grove Police said that the live red phosphorus U.S. military marine locater flare was found near Asilomar near and the 1400 block of Sunset Drive. After securing the area, the police notified the Monterey County Bomb Squad, who in turn contacted the Department of Defense Bomb Squad at Travis.

The bomb squad used explosives to blow up the device, which is used for military search and rescue operations and
drills.

Fireworks Come Early

Illegal Hotels In Homes Owners Sue City

Most of these “short term rental” businesses are owned by out of town companies or people that don’t live in P.G. They fought against the pigs and chickens already, now they fight to turn neighborhoods into motels.

Pacific Grove’s rules, the suit says, “unlawfully violate, deny and impair the fundamental vested rights of the petitioners and others lawfully using their properties for short-term occupancy and rentals.”

The lawsuit also names rental owners Joy Colangelo, Kevin Delaney, William B. Harder, Alka Joshi, Kathryn Kranen and Spencer Tall as plaintiffs. Palo Alto attorney David P. Lanferman filed the complaint on their behalf.

Illegal Hotels In Homes Owners Sue City

School Prepares Kids For Jail

Schools looking more like prisons all the time.

Pacific Grove Unified School District has proposed erecting a 6-foot high fence around the perimeter of the school with gates that would be locked while classes are in session.

In March, police ramped up security at all Pacific Grove schools for several days after someone wrote a threat in the P.G. High’s girls’ bathroom alluding to a school shooting. Pacific Grove police have not yet arrested the person responsible for the threat.

So the threats appear to come from students. Imagine the trampling that would occur if an assailant carries out a treat, with all students locked in behind a gate?

School Prepares Kids For Jail

“Big Little Lies” Takes Over Beaches and Parks

In exchange for just $60,000. P.G. hired a consultant to do math.

On Wednesday night, the Pacific Grove City Council voted in favor of negotiating an agreement with Blue Blues Productions to use city parks and streets for the show — which stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep and Shailene Woodley. Filming begins later this month at Lovers Point, according to the city.

“Big Little Lies” Takes Over Beaches and Parks

Short Term Rental Initiative Goes To City

Tar And Feather Out On A Rail

Council members will decide between adopting the ordinance without alteration or immediately ordering an election, at which time the ordinance would be submitted to a vote by city voters during the November 2018 election. Their third option would be to direct city staff to prepare an analysis of the initiative’s business and fiscal impact.

“If I was going to think consistency and go with how city has acted in past, I suspect the council will lean toward putting it on the ballot,” he added.

While the item’s agenda report estimated getting the initiative on the ballot would cost from $58,206 to $77,608, Coletti said the city is confusing the total cost for an election with the cost of adding a single item to an existing ballot and that it would actually be much less.

“As an example, it only cost the city $8,500 to add Measure P (the unsuccessful admissions tax) to the November, 2016 ballot,” said Coletti.

Short Term Rental Initiative Goes To City