The Pine Avenue work has been discussed at P.G. traffic commission and city council meetings for more than five years.
But the four-way stop will be something that drivers will have to get used to.
“We are going to have to make sure that the public now knows there is a four-way stop at Congress,” Gho said.
Good luck with that. People don’t stop on Congress where stop signs have been for decades.
Not everyone’s pleased, though. The rainbow flags — which the city is flying in place of the city flag at the police station — have annoyed some citizens, including Larry Esquivel, who sent a letter to the city council this week.
“I have nothing against the flying of the LGBTQ flag,” Esquivel said, “but it should not be on the same pole as the United States flag. It can be on a separate pole or on the wall of the building.” Esquivel, a retired reserve Pacific Grove Fire captain and police officer and Vietnam veteran, said the stars and stripes “means a lot” to him and others, including military veterans.
The word “united,” he said, “means all of us; race, sex, religion and so on.” Esquivel also cautioned displaying the pride flag “just to make a statement.” Doing so, he said, could open the door for “NRA, KKK, religious, Confederate” and other flags to be flown at city hall
The more ‘consignment shops’ you have, the bigger chance of being defrauded.
Michael Schellhous, who was convicted last year of stealing money from elderly clients through his Pacific Grove consignment shop and subsequently sentenced to four years’ felony probation and six months in Monterey County Jail was arrested by Pacific Grove police again this week for violating his probation.
Schellhous, 51, remained in county jail Wednesday after being picked up by police June 18 for being with another probationer.
Last August, Schellhous pleaded guilty to felony grand theft by embezzlement, felony grand theft from an elderly person, and misdemeanor petty theft from an elderly person for stealing $37,000 from at least five victims through his P.G. consignment shop, Vintique Boutique.
The collision occurred at 10:15 a.m. on the 16th Fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links when a vendor was making deliveries on a cart loaded with boxes while the course was packed with tens of thousands of spectators.
“The vendor parked and walked away from the golf cart,” Madueño said, at which point a box on the front seat tumbled onto the floor, landing on the accelerator.
Unoccupied and out of control, the cart traveled straight for a stretch and then turned, striking several people.
He got them installed, got businesses to sponsor them too.
After conducting a series of interviews with various maritime officials, and hearing them preach about the need for flotation devices, a Monterey eighth-grader began noticing that neither of the two Monterey wharves had the very safety equipment he was told was critical.
A technology being deployed along Cannery Row is able to tell businesses how many people are walking down the sidewalk in front of their stores at any particular time of the day and even what gender the pedestrians are.
The device and software, called ViMo, is a vision-based sensor with AI analytics that can, for example, tell a business that 200 men of an average age walk past the store on Tuesdays between noon and 1 p.m. A retailer could then adjust its marketing to target that particular customer base.
No mentions of all the silly eco-features of the Bella Fella
“The design will incorporate the existing building,” Geiler said. “The plan will also have 20,000 square feet of retail, very similar to the San Francisco Ferry Building.”
An earlier 160-room hotel project dubbed “Project Bella” came apart at the seams after launching in 2015 by developers Domaine Hospitality Partners. In February 2017 the permit for that project expired leaving the city of Pacific Grove in the lurch for more than $100,000 worth of expenses only partially recovered from the developers, according to a Civil Grand Jury report issued in July of last year.
Up to the point of failure, the project had cost nearly $250,000 plus the cost of a $31,000 investigation. Domaine Hospitality reimbursed the city roughly $180,000 of that.
Pacific Grove was the subject of severe criticism in the Grand Jury report, accusing it of moving ahead “without proper due diligence,” the report read.
The 36-year-old swimmer and his brother Joe Zemaitis set off from Santa Cruz around 7 p.m. on Tuesday hoping to become the first men to complete the 25.1 mile swim across the bay using “English Channel” rules. Those rules state that the swimmer must be unassisted and cannot wear a wet suit.
Only John was able to complete the swim. His older brother, Joe, had to be pulled from the water after showing signs of hypothermia about a mile offshore from Monterey.