Maybe sell some to Nader’s Hotel. Get Moe to drink some on camera.
Nearly five years after Pacific Grove officials broke ground with golden-hued shovels for construction of a wastewater reclamation plant on Point Pinos in hopes of creating revenue from the sale of recycled water and water credits, the city is finding out the financial returns aren’t as golden as they had hoped.
The P.G. Local Water Project costs more than the city makes on recycled water. Last fiscal year the city loaned the project $600,000 to make up for less-than-expected revenue since the plant opened in December 2017, according to the 2021-22 budget.
P.G.’s Recycled Sewer Water Not Substainable
12 years ago they couldn’t afford to keep it open more than 4 days a week. Now they had 3 million $$ to remodel.
As it adds more hours and access during the ongoing pandemic and beyond, patrons will find the usual library items such as books, DVDs, and historic documents, but the updated space also provides USB plugs for laptops and access to a new audio-visual system and screen for things such as lecture events and movie nights.
The community was invited to name the “heart of the library,” the showpiece of the library’s renovation where newly-refinished floors, archways, and replicas of the original chandeliers, separate the rotunda from the main section of the library.
Godwin said the list of possible names has been narrowed down to the top five: “Carnegie Commons,” “Lantern Hall,” “Grove Hall,” “Pacific Hall,” and “Old Parlor.” The winning name will be revealed at the rededication ceremony where the community is invited to come together, take part in the celebration, and tour the renovated library.
I tried, but Booky McBook Room failed to make the cut, as did Temperance Hall.
Library Reopening Dedication
Hired a real accountant and was nailed by them. No surprise that the schools happily forked over the money with no proof of work.
Lolita Garcia, 60 the founder of a nonprofit called Central Coast Kids & Families, which provided services to families of children with special needs — was sentenced to four years in prison for embezzlement, tax evasion, submitting false invoices, and theft by false pretenses. Garcia billed schools for in-school services and a state nonprofit for in-home services that never happened.
Garcia got caught after an accountant she hired to do her finances noticed in 2015 that it appeared she had diverted charitable funds. The CPA tipped off the state attorney
general’s office, which notified the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office. The case was investigated by investigator Jackie Meroney and forensic auditor Sandra Kyzivat. They examined hundreds of invoices and timesheets for the 2013- 2014 and 2014-2015 school years and discovered that Garcia intentionally overbilled the districts and others for a total of $192,823
Special Need Children’s Service Founder Guilty Of Embezzlement
20 days. Leinen (Not A Lawyer) is also Not A Legal Services Supplier.
Henry Leinen, 67, of Pacific Grove, was sentenced for providing legal document assistant services after his registration to perform such services was revoked by Monterey County. Leinen’s registration to provide these services was revoked as a result of his convictions for forgery and the unauthorized practice of law in 2017. This new misdemeanor conviction was also a violation of Leinen’s probation in his 2017 case.
Henry (Not A Lawyer) Leinen Sentenced
Said the N word while being white. Big no no unless making a rap song.
The president of the Pacific Grove High School Associated Student Body, Anthony Biondi, resigned today after nearly two weeks of pressure from the community to have him removed. Anger was mounting after photos of him posting with a Confederate flag and mock weapons in 2020 and a video of him saying the N-word in 2019 were circulated after his election in May.
On Aug. 7, a change.org petition was started by another student calling for him to be recalled. As of today there are over 600 signatures on the petition.
The announcement of Biondi’s resignation came from PGHS Principal Lito Garcia in an email to families Thursday morning, Aug. 19. It was sent just hours before tonight’s Pacific Grove Unified School District board meeting, where it was expected that numerous parents, students and community members would demand his removal.
PG High Student Body President Resigns Over Racial Incidents
Maybe it was just fog.
Police log, August 15, 2021. Domestic abuse and child cruelty according to Monterey Police.
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Booked at 2032, released at 0405 $20,000 bail.
PAULSWORTH, ASHLEY LAUREN 8/15/21
273.5(A) PC F CRPL INJ:SPOUS/COHAB/DATE
273A(A) PC M CRUEL TO CHLD:POS INJ/DTH
She’s the “Substainability Program Manager” for Monterey County.
Did Climate Change Get Ashley Lauren Paulsworth Arrested
Convicted Rapist Tom Pollacci, who served consecutive prison terms for two rape convictions before being released from Valley State Prison in June, died in his cell at Monterey County Jail last Thursday night, according to the sheriff’s office. Pollacci, 62, had been transferred straight from state prison to the county jail and was being held while the district attorney’s office tried to get him committed to a state hospital as a sexually violent predator.Monterey County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Derrel Simpson said this week that Pollacci’s death is still being investigated but appears to be a suicide.
“He had hung himself,” he continued.
Rapist Pollacci Died In Jail
One local business pervert dies, another gets caught.
Monterey Police said in a press release last week that officers served a search warrant the Monterey house of Jin Jung, 48, of Monterey, and arrested him on two alleged charges related to inappropriate contact with a child. The dry cleaning business Jung manages, Cypress Cleaners, is located on Grand Avenue in Pacific Grove. “Jung was booked at the Monterey City Jail on the following charges: Lewd and lascivious acts with a minor, and annoying or molesting a child,” according
Cypress Cleaners Manager Arrested For Molesting Child