Read My Municipal Code, No New Taxes

Officials so excitedly worked up over more taxes they failed in the written exam.Berryman political cartoon on income tax vs sales_tax June 33

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration was going over the paperwork for P.G.’s approved ballot measure, officials noticed an error. Following the election, the Pacific Grove City Council — instead of approving a resolution supporting voters’ decision to increase the sales tax — inadvertently supported a resolution to increase the city’s “uniform sales and use tax” — a different type of tax.

The two separate tax categories, represented by numbers, are differentiated by just one digit in the city’s Municipal Code, and nobody noticed that the resolution referred to the incorrect category.

After the tax agency informed P.G. of the blunder, the city council tried to fix it by repealing and replacing the bungled resolution. But that didn’t satisfy the state. On Jan. 28, officials told Pacific Grove that because of the error, it would not honor Measure L and would not collect the increased sales tax on the city’s behalf.

Read My Municipal Code, No New Taxes

Asilomar Conference Grounds Is Open To Non Infected Visitors

Asilomar Tent Rooms

Hope they double disinfected it. Could be bad for business knowing that a collection of coronavirus victims were sequestered there.

“Asilomar was the first facility to shut down in March of 2020 when the governor decided to house the passengers of the Princess Cruise Ship Discovery at the grounds,” said Moe Ammar, the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce president.

The conference grounds reopened twice since the beginning of the disruption to business due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asilomar Conference Grounds Is Open To Non Infected Visitors

Great White Sharks Increasing

Warmer sea temperatures, more tasty seal pups. All add up

Mister Jaws

Lowe said he is working with officials from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to try to establish a similar system from Seacliff State Beach to New Brighton State Beach, an area locals increasingly call “Shark Park.”

After they are born, great white sharks stay in warm waters near the shore to feed on fish, rays and squid, said Sal Jorgensen, a marine researcher with UC Santa Cruz and co-author of the study, which was published in Scientific Reports, a peer-reviewed journal from the publishers of Nature.

After two or three years, they grow larger than 10 feet long and swim out to deeper, colder waters. Their teeth widen and become more serrated. They reach sizes of 17 to 19 feet long and eat sea lions and other marine mammals, often in colder waters in places such as the Farallon Islands.

Great White Sharks Increasing