Substainable Tourism Will Save Us!

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Councilwoman Cynthia Garfield is advocating for the sustainable tourism effort to be included among city’s key goals for 2019, saying that it would benefit both the city and businesses to have visitors stay longer.

Garfield provided of an example of how to manage crowds along the shore by ensuring a measured flux of tourists.

“Some of the things we are exploring is paid parking along the coast,” she said. “The Coastal Commission doesn’t like paid parking but we are looking at it in an unobtrusive way.”

Trying to figure out what substainable tourism is. We already have all the human waste/agricultural runoff water for them. Next up will be mandatory house sharing, where residents must host visitors. Manage the crowds along the shores means fencing off and keeping humans out of reach of the shore.

Oh – and parking meters along Ocean View – another tax.

Substainable Tourism Will Save Us!

Say Goodbye To The Shoreline

In 30 years the beauty of Pacific Grove’s coastline will be GONE! What is it with these climate change experts? It’s always 30 years away from complete DOOM. Do they really believe that the sea is going to rise that much in 30 years? How much has is changed in the last 30 years? Here’s what the U.N. was saying 30 years ago. Has it happened?

A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.

OK, so if it’s not global warming it’s those darn squirrels!

The trail would be temporary in the sense that rising sea levels generated by global warming will within 30 years erode the bluffs down to and including Ocean View Boulevard. As the sea continues to encroach on the bluffs, trails and parking will need to be moved inland, a process engineers call “adaptive retreat.” Eventually Ocean View would need to be closed or moved further inland toward what is now the Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links, according to the study plan. A long-term plan calls for the boulevard to be closed completely and converted into a two-lane bike path.

With the sea eventually consuming existing parking, the study raised the possibility of creating an electric shuttle service to move people from inland parking to the trail.

Other causes of the erosion and loss of native vegetation along the bluffs include storm runoff, compaction by cars and people, and burrowing ground squirrels, according to the study plan.

Say Goodbye To The Shoreline

Cannery Row Caboose Rides Again

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Cannery Row Caboose

Ed Ciliberti of Pebble Beach told The Pine Cone that Monterey gave him a license for the 1916 caboose, which he purchased from local author Randall Reinstedt and his wife, Debbie. The state granted Ciliberti a seller’s permit this week.“I hope to have the new ground lease in the next few days for The Cannery Row Caboose,” said Ciliberti on the train car’s new business name.

Cannery Row Caboose Rides Again

Newest TAMC Silliness – Put Buses On Railroad Right Of Way

And who really thought that Measure X was going to improve roads for cars? Better spent on substainable things like slow empty buses and more unused bicycle lanes.

Would it not be easier to use those metal ribbons and come up with some sort wheeled vehicle that could ride people from one end to the other faster and safer than MST buses?

For Monterey County, the study concluded that a “bi-directional” busway along the branch line between Fremont Boulevard and Reservation Road would be the “most cost-effective alternative,” noting that it is supported by TAMC’s Measure X funding (about $15 million designated for bus rapid transit, along with potential grant funding). The project cost is currently estimated at about $33.4 million, according to a TAMC staff report.

Newest TMC Silliness – Put Buses On Railroad Right Of Way

Visitors Start A Marriage With Stabbings

Stabbing victims from East Bay take care of their own.

Olympia Lodge

A wedding celebration turned violent in Pacific Grove over the weekend when two men were stabbed by a third person who had also attended the wedding.

The attack happened just after 2 a.m. on Lighthouse Avenue at Olympia Lodge.

The victims were treated at a hospital for major injuries and are expected to survive. They are not cooperating with police, a commander said.

Police said the victims and attacker live in the East Bay, and they were in Pacific Grove for the wedding.

Visitors Start A Marriage With Stabbings

Who Wants To Be Vibrant?

Rudy Fischer wants to. Quaint and peaceful is not for him.

“With the hotel, (the) project where Goodie’s currently is, the Holman Building and the apartments that are going to be built on Laurel Avenue, it’s going to be a few years but we’re going to have a vibrant downtown,” said Fischer. “It’s going to help the city a lot.”

Who Wants To Be Vibrant?

Hart Mansion Closing. This Is Not A Repeat From 2010

Another case of needing to spend more time with family. Sure, the owners are moving to “wine country”. Spend more time with fermenting grapes.

Hart Mansion

The Victorian home, built in 1893 and known as the Hart Mansion after Dr. Andrew Jackson Hart for whom it was built, is now on the market for $2 million. The four bedroom property — often featured on the town’s annual Home Tour when it was still held, and in national publications — has served as a tea room and special event venue since 2015, five years after the current owners Jim and Kathy Turley bought it in 2010.

While the Turleys initially planned for it to be solely their residence, the two said that because so many people were coming up to their front door and trying to come in and look around, they decided to find a way to open it to the public.

Hart Mansion Closing. This Is Not A Repeat From 2010

Durell Hotel Doesn’t Mesh Well

I think it’s a well piled mess.

Rudy Fischer says changing the color will make it perfect.

“It’s a completely different design,” said Mark Brodeur, director of community and economic development, about the newest plans. “The other Victorian look didn’t mesh well in the immediate neighborhood. This design meshes a lot better with the museum and the library.”

Councilman Rudy Fischer also mentioned the building’s change of color.

“We have these tan buildings in the library and museum and he had this greenish/gray color,” said Fisher, noting the latest change in hue.

Durell Hotel Doesn’t Mesh Well