301 Grand story continues. I recall the apartments that were there were classic P.G. Old, kind of sketchy but cheap.
Neighbors said they have no complaints with the building under construction but object to the one containing affordable units, which is also two stories. Based on elevation poles outlining the proposed project, it is lower than a three-story neighbor on Fountain Avenue to the project’s north boundary.
Pam Silkwood, a Carmel land-use attorney representing Carolyn Hill, who owns the three-story house behind the project, told the Architectural Review Board that the affordable units “impair the desirability of investment or occupation of the neighborhood.”
NIMBYs Still Believe Affordable Means Ghetto
And this time, we really mean it.
Moe is one of the culprits it seems.
Moe Ammar, president of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce and a fan of the pageant for 32 years, said he’s setting up shifts for family members an hour at a time.
“The chamber is supportive of the new initiative,” Ammar said. “The board of directors of the Festival of Lanterns has been going to the city for years talking about this.”
The decision is causing a bit of a dust-up in the community. Ammar said the neighborhood social media platform Nextdoor has been lit up in past days with debates over the decision.
And City Manager Where’s Ben Harvey equates it to blocking the sidewalks. See anyone picking up tables, signs, trash cans and putting them in a collection spot?
In the days leading up to the festivities, unattended items like blankets, tarps, chairs or cones will be picked up by city crews and taken to a collection bin in the park. Signs are posted at the park to alert attendees of the new prohibition, said Ben Harvey, Pacific Grove’s city manager.
“This is a public area and it’s no different than putting out chairs on sidewalks,” Harvey said. “They don’t have the right to do that. It prevents access to public property and no one has the right to claim the area for their own.”
No Early Beach Reservations At Feast Of Lanterns
A diver is in the hospital after he was recovered from the waters of San Carlos Beach on Saturday afternoon.
Monterey fire Capt. Jason Smith said bystanders were performing CPR on the man before they took over around 3 p.m.
Another Diver Pulled From Water At San Carlos Beach
Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a Watsonville man who broke into a couple’s tent Thursday morning.
The shooting happened in the Stanislaus National Forest at Deadman’s campground.
Location Name Checks As Accurate
Last year they said you can save spots at your own risk.
Dawn on the day of the beach entertainment is the only time you can stake out a place. And someone has to stay with the blankets. I bet there will be some exceptions.
Last year dozens of blankets were laid out on the beach a week before the event. Police say that is not allowed this year.
PG Police On Maximum Enforcement. For Blankets Saving Places for FOL
Put the dogs down
Calvin, a large cat who was well known to everyone at Robert Down Elementary School, was in the driveway of the house where he lives on 13th Street when two Siberian huskies attacked him. Calvin was seriously injured in the attack and underwent surgeries to try to bring him back to health.
The owner of the huskies, Carolina Shea, was issued a notice to appear in court on a citation for dogs at large,
Pack Of Loose Dogs Kill Beloved Cat
The crowds on Cannery Row are often victims of motorcycle thefts when the event is in town.
The 22nd edition of Race Night on the Row will start at 4 p.m., with Cannery Row closed to cars until 10 p.m. as motorcycles park along the street. The event is billed as the area’s most popular afterparty for the FIM Superbike World Championship, which will be making its only U.S. stop at Laguna Seca with races Friday through Sunday.
Motorcycle Race Celebrations – Guard Your Bikes
Monterey police said in a press release that when they arrived on the scene, “They were advised that a subject pulled a gun and pointed it at several people and pulled the trigger. The victims heard a click and the magazine from the firearm fell to the ground.”
The gunman was then tackled to the ground following the failed shooting. He was able to escape when a second person used a knife to threaten the victims.
Seaside resident Gustavo Chavez, 20, fled from police before he was caught and arrested in the area of the Monterey Bay Kayaks.
Wharf Brawl Ends With Arrest
Sgt. Michael Lyke went missing while he was diving with a group off San Carlos Beach Park and did not resurface, according to KSBW-TV.
The Monterey Fire Department division chief told Gold Country Media he was unconscious when a lifeguard and another diver found him.
Lyke died at the hospital.
Unresponsive Diver Pulled From Water At San Carlos Beach