Lease goes to longtime Pacific Grove business while newcomers named after a location 50 miles away object.
The Pacific Grove City Council last week OK’d a lease with the owners of a popular beachfront business that rents bicycles, kayaks, wetsuits and other recreational equipment out of what’s dubbed “The Cave” at Lovers Point Beach. Council members voted 5-2 Aug. 5 to approve a new lease with Frank and Michelle Knight, who have sold sundries and rented recreation equipment from the city-owned building on Ocean View
Joaquin Sullivan, owner of Big Sur Adventures, which owns a company in the American Tin Cannery that rents out e-bikes, claimed his less than 3-year-old company could “significantly increase revenue” for the city.
Mayor Bill Peake and councilwoman Jenny McAdams voted against the 5-year lease, which ends July 31, 2025.
Knights Keep The Cave
Pacific Grove police responded in force Wednesday afternoon to pull over and arrest at gunpoint an Avila Beach man they say made threats, yelled racial slurs and hurled things at other motorists, including an aluminum baseball bat and a beer can.
Officers responded to a noon call about a driver on the 300 block of Lighthouse Avenue who was waving a bat and yelling slurs. Police then received a second call that the man was yelling and had thrown a bat at a driver on the 300 block of Junipero Avenue.
Officers spotted the vehicle on Lighthouse Avenue near 19th and conducted a “high risk traffic stop” of the driver, later identified as John Charles Ensor, 48, from Avila Beach.
Witnesses, police said, positively identified Ensor, who was taken to Monterey County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence with a prior DUI, open container of alcohol, exhibiting a deadly weapon, felony hate crime, and committing a felony while on bail, which the jail said carries $30,000 bail. A dog in his van was taken by the Pacific Grove animal control officer. Police administrative services manager Jocelyn Francis said Ensor was on bail for evading arrest.
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