Ninth Street Nannies.
Around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at least a dozen people gathered in the middle of Ninth Street between Junipero and Spruce avenues to drink, converse with neighbors
and enjoy the weather. But quite a few people took to social media to criticize the participants
“These are not good citizens,” said one Pacific Grove resident who added a common expletive to emphasize the point. Another commenter called them “idiots who can’t social distance,” while someone else said they were “stupid” “Covidiots — that’s what they are,” a woman said. The unidentified revelers, who appeared to be in their 30s and 40s, later moved the party from the street to their front yards. Responding to complaints, police arrived about an hour after the party started, people on social media said. Police spokeswoman Shayla Hoffman said by the time officers arrived, everyone was standing in their own driveways. Nobody was arrested, she said. Monterey County Undersheriff John Mineau told the press yesterday that “There are teeth in the county health officer’s order” to shelter in place. “It is a misdemeanor to violate” the order.