and had a movement.
At least the handicap parking spaces are open for their real use now.
Power to get her underage child a vaccine?
A Pacific Grove councilwoman who has passionately urged citizens to get vaccinated against Covid-19 apparently thought it was so important that she misrepresented her son’s age to get him inoculated against the disease. Multiple sources told The Pine Cone that Jenny McAdams, 46, first elected to the council in 2018, admitted to them that she misled health officials so her youngest son could get immunized. The Food and Drug Administration has only authorized the vaccine for children 12 years and older, but McAdams’ kid — an elementary school student — is several years younger than that.
Has a nice view of the VW Repair shop.
In an Aug. 25 civil complaint, Blue Wave Enterprises
and Jon Kramer contend that when they tried to submit
an application for the three-unit hotel at 176 Central Ave.,
city hall refused “to accept and process” the document.
The lawsuit argues the hotel should be allowed per Pacific
Grove’s local coastal plan.
Kramer first proposed a mixed-use development, in
cluding two residential units and a retail space. City staff
told him that he could not pursue the project because of
zoning issues. Kramer issued revised plans without the
residential units and replaced them with hotel rooms. The
city turned that request down, too, also citing zoning.
“City staff instead suggested that petitioners pursue
a subsequent ballot initiative to allow a hotel use on the
property, or to bring forward a new project consistent”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Maybe it was just fog.
Police log, August 15, 2021. Domestic abuse and child cruelty according to Monterey Police.
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.