Blade Blowers Banned

One hired landscaper blows debris one way and another blows it back. Battery and electric blowers get a pass.

leaf blower

“The direction we are moving in is enforceable, better for the environment, and will bring some noise relief to our neighborhoods,” councilwoman Jenny McAdams told The Pine Cone Sept. 19. “Carmel has had a successful prohibition of gas-powered leaf blowers since 1975. This is long overdue for Pacific Grove and I am grateful for Mayor Pro-Tem Robert Huitt’s leadership on this issue.”
The council’s unanimous decision directed city staff to work with the city attorney on amending its municipal code and return with a draft ordinance to be considered by the council. Councilmen Nick Smith and Joe Amelio were absent at the meeting.

Blade Blowers Banned

Park Presenting Play

Can I come early and put down a tarp?

Paraphrase said the rendition of the classic play, which will be produced Oct. 11-13, “extends its relevance to the Pacific Grove community.” “We’ve had music in the park before but never a play,” Chamber president Moe Ammar told The Pine Cone, who said the intent is to offer an outdoor theater experience similar to Carmel’s Forest Theater. “I’m excited about it and I hope it works.”

“Audience members can also choose to bring their own food, folding chairs, and blankets, and enjoy a picnic during the performance.”

Park Presenting Play

Great News! Holman Building Residences Sold Out

To part time visitors. For millions of dollars. Tax the smack on them.

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“We have been releasing them by floor,” Ruiz said. “Everything is sold except for the  fourth floor and one unit on the third floor.”
Prices will set records for Pacific Grove condos, with fourth-floor units ranging from $2,049,000 for a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath unit to $2,495,000 for a three-bedroom, two and-a-half-bath condo. Ruiz said that 85 percent of the sales have been to people who want to use the condos as their second homes.

Great News! Holman Building Residences Sold Out

Why So Few Monarchs?

Maybe the butterflies hate the tourists too. I certainly avoid places where they gather.

Butterfly Molesting

Roughly 30 people — sanctuary docents, volunteers and interested members of the public — gathered in the sanctuary Thursday morning to listen to Stuart Weiss, the chief scientist contracted by the city to develop long-term planning for the 2.5-acre site. Weiss described what goals he and the city want to accomplish to help monarchs, including dealing with tree species, microclimates and the plants monarchs rely on for nectar.

Why So Few Monarchs?

Realtors Object To Person Picking Up Trash They Leave Out

I’d buy the man a cup of coffee to move the open house signs that block the sidewalks.

Kelller Williams Sign In Way

The Sheriff’s Office did not release the name of the man taking brochures because of the ongoing investigation and because taking the brochures isn’t a crime, Baldwin said.

“He has some personal beliefs he is pursuing,” said Sgt. Dee Baldwin. “We want the behavior stopped.”

The man is taking brochures from publicly accessible listing locations, Baldwin said, which means it isn’t considered a crime. It would be considered a crime if he was cited for trespassing. The man would have to return to a property after receiving a warning from deputies that he can’t be there, and the homeowner or real estate agent at the property would need to want to press charges.

The man told deputies that he expects to stop taking brochures Oct. 1, according to Baldwin.

Realtors Object To Person Picking Up Trash They Leave Out