Going where the money and paraphernalia is
On January 31, 2021 at approximately 7:52 p.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to 484 Lighthouse (Smoke Shop) regarding an armed robbery.
On investigation, MPD officers learned that the suspects posed as potential customers when they entered the business. Suspect #1 pointed a black semi automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The suspects stole cash and merchandise
But Weed Smokers Are Peaceful, Right?
John Charles Ensor, 48, was arrested at gunpoint by Pacific Grove Police officers on Aug. 12, 2020 after they say he made threats, yelled racial slurs and threw an aluminum baseball bat at a vehicle and a beer can at another. The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office charged Ensor with a litany of crimes, including a hate crime, assault by means to produce great bodily injury, criminal threats and exhibiting a deadly weapon.
A mental health evaluation was filed, but Butler has not yet ruled on whether or not he is competent to stand trial. Ensor tried to get Jefferson, his taxpayer-funded attorney, fired from his case at the Dec. 4 hearing.
Rude Racist Of Questionable Competency
Place ought to be used for senior housing.
The former U.S. Army general facing a lawsuit by an investor over a failed luxury hotel in the American Tin
Cannery has successfully had the case moved from Monterey County Superior Court to federal court.
Investor Todd Timboe in October 2020 sued four-star Gen. Wesley Clark and four other businessmen who were behind the failed Project Bella, a high end hotel proposed for the American Tin Cannery. Proponents promised the hotel would bring scores of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue for Pacific Grove, but the proposal crumbled long before a shovel ever had a chance to hit ground.
A new project to build a hotel on the site proposed by Comstock Development has better financial backing and is moving through the process, though some residents are still opposed to the idea of a hotel on the site. Timboe filed the lawsuit in civil court in Monterey, alleging the hotel backers had fraudulently induced him to invest $500,000 in the project — even as the companies behind the development didn’t have the financial wherewithal to build the hotel.
Failed Project Bella, Lawsuit Goes Federal