Jason Blad, P.G. Recreation Trail Attacker Granted Parole

Recreation trail can be a dangerous place. Now an attacker that repeatedly stabbed a young lady there is about to be freed. Not right.

The California Board of Parole Hearings, represented by two parole commissioners, granted Jason Blad parole after 21 years in California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. In June of 2002, Blad was sentenced to seven years to life for attempted murder.

This was Blad’s Seventh Parole Board Hearing. The  Monterey County District Attorney’s office will request that  Gov. Gavin Newsom reverse the panel’s decision.

From the last denied parole story: The two men stabbed the woman 12 times and slashed her throat twice before leaving her for dead on the trail in November 2000. At the trial in Monterey County Superior Court, the victim told jurors she’d pleaded for her life and tried to get away, but the two pinned her to the ground and began stabbing her on each side.

Jason Blad, P.G. Recreation Trail Attacker Granted Parole

Wachs On Wachs Off

Texas transplant fool (it’s the backwards hat) thought he could be mayor after living here 1 year. And the fools from Coast Weakly endorsed him?

Wachs

“It’s kind of a shock. I knew Mayor Peake would be a tough candidate to go up against,” said Wachs, who added that he hopes there is a large enough number of younger voices coming up in the future to lead the city.
Wachs, 40, entered late in the race “for his kids,” and said previously that he wants to help build a better city for them and future generations. Wachs came to Pacific Grove in 2021 from Houston with his wife and two young children. For the past two decades, his professional career has varied from creating billboards for sports teams to serving as an art director for venture capital-backed media startups.

Wachs On Wachs Off

News 46 High On Devil’s Lettuce?

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Councilmember members Chaps Poduri and Tina Rau are arguing in favor of approving Measure M. They believe Pacific Grove is missing out on a source of revenue when people from Pacific Grove drive to dispensaries across the Peninsula. They estimate that having a cannabis business within city limits could bring in $300,000 annually.

Tina Rau is NOT a councilmember and never should be. Taxing aquarium admissions was estimated to bring in more than twice that.

And on the no tokin’ in the Grove side

people like Kevin Hanley believe the city has a lot to lose . . . if you visit towns with the pot shops, you find a lot of blight around them.

Not seeing it. Visit Marina for local examples. Give me another reason Kevin.

News 46 High On Devil’s Lettuce?

Tina Rau, DEITF Ignore All Calls To Quit

They sure get loud when triggered but silence is all we get from them when their hypocrisy shows.

As Pacific Grove residents this week continued to call for the resignation of the head of Pacific Grove’s diversity, equity and inclusion task force after she mocked Christians on social media, members of the panel and the county’s Democratic Party central  committee — which is endorsing her candidacy for city council — refused to comment on the controversy.

Tina Rau, the chair of the DEI task force and one of six people vying for a seat on the  Pacific Grove City Council in the Nov. 8 election, took to Twitter in August to ridicule Catholics and evangelical Christians, which led numerous residents, elected officials, the Diocese of Monterey and others to criticize the post

Tina Rau, DEITF Ignore All Calls To Quit

Ben Harvey Gets Physical With Citizen

Spongebob Rage

The “lousy” City Manager was ignoring calls to fire Tina Rau.

Davis, 70, said when he asked Harvey why the DEI task force meetings were still only being held remotely and whether he would fire Rau or ask for her resignation for the social media post, Harvey told him the decision was not up to him. According to Davis, he responded by telling Harvey, “You are a lousy city manager and you ought to go back to L.A. where you got fired from your last city manager job,”

The comment, Davis said, triggered Harvey, who got in Davis’ face and accused him of harassing a secretary. Davis asked the secretary if he was harassing her and she shook her head no, according to Davis. “He went ballistic,” said Davis, adding that Harvey was screaming at him. “His nose was 2, maybe 3, inches from mine. Harvey had his finger in my face and I got angry. I can’t remember if I cursed, but I said, ‘Get your finger out of my face,’ and he started shaking his finger and he barely touched my nose.”

Ben Harvey Gets Physical With Citizen

Jenny McAdams Under Investigation About Campaign Funds

jenny lied

Says she paid live in BF $1,800 as a “campaign consultant”.

Former P.G. City Councilman Dan Miller complained to the FPPC about McAdams’ payment to Hadley, the father of her youngest kid. On Monday, Miller — who told the Fair Political Practices Commission that McAdams and Hadley live together — got notice from agency Division Chief Angela Brereton that the commission would move ahead with an investigation The Pine Cone could not locate any  previous campaign documents showing that Hadley had  worked for McAdams’ campaign as a consultant..

Jenny McAdams Under Investigation About Campaign Funds

Weed Store Tax Being Spent Before It’s Ever Collected

Butterfly Weed

No surprise, all the MJ trade has been asking for tax cutbacks so they can compete.

Better to teach adults who supply drugs, weed, alcohol to “youth” some guidelines. Another high (ha ha) priced weed outlet won’t be a teen’s first choice.

Chaps Poduri — Who is campaigning in favor Of allowing a marijuana retail store in town — suggested that tax revenue from marijuana sales go toward educating young people on how to use it.

Mike Gibbs called Poduri’s comments “dangerous,” and called for Poduri to take an “immediate leave of absence from city council and go back to school to learn how dangerous the psychoactive THC in cannabis really is for children.”

Weed Store Tax Being Spent Before It’s Ever Collected

The Safety Dog Is Not Looking For Unsafe Lithium Batteries

Does the dog check the teacher’s belongings too?

A drug-sniffing golden retriever discovered a marijuana vape pen, while district officials found one package of marijuana edibles, two marijuana vape pens and three nicotine vape pens.

When the school administrator, along with the dog and handler and their support staff, enter a classroom the administrator announces to the class, ‘the safety dog is here today, please leave your backpacks and belongings in the classroom and exit the room with your teacher,

The Safety Dog Is Not Looking For Unsafe Lithium Batteries

Trash Inspectors Are Coming For Your Eggshells In The Bin

Fines, low social scores and possible public shaming on the way.

Trash Inspectors

The cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City and Seaside, along with the Pebble Beach Community Services District, collaborated with the trash hauler, GreenWaste Recovery, to hire auditors from Blue Strike Environmental to start checking people’s trash, Martelet said. The total cost is $7,042 for this year’s monitoring, with Carmel ‘s share approximately $415. The auditors will soon be in town to “document visible contamination in the carts,” she said. But they won’t sort through any open or closed garbage bags “in order to maintain privacy,” and all inspections will be conducted in the street as the bins are picked up and emptied by GreenWaste Recovery workers.

Trash Inspectors Are Coming For Your Eggshells In The Bin

Stupid Tax Idea Dead At Starting Line

Not really a good way to represent the people that already pay enough taxes. Maybe she was looking for revenues to pay council a full salary with benefits.

Tax Day

An idea by Pacific Grove City Councilwoman Jenny McAdams to tax property owners whose homes are “empty” “underutilized” received a frigid reception from residents and her council colleagues at a meeting Wednesday night. The idea was shot down without even the first statement taken toward developing the proposal.
McAdams proposed taxing people who own homes in P.G. but don’t live in them often enough and don’t rent them out an annual tax on each of the 1,34 “empty homes” in PG.,

Stupid Tax Idea Dead At Starting Line