Continuing Cannery Row Caboose Updates

Said to be open in January 2020

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Ed Ciliberti purchased the caboose in April 2018 with plans to redo it and open it as a gift shop and a display for railroad memorabilia. To get ready for it to open, Ciliberti had the railcar’s roof replaced and fumigation done. He also obtained a lease from the City of Monterey so he could keep the 45-foot-long car on Cannery Row. “It will be open in January with railroad memorabilia for sale and a museum highlighting the history of the railcar,” including before it was converted to a caboose in the 1940s and came to Cannery Row in 1968,

Continuing Cannery Row Caboose Updates

Grove Market Robbers Arrested

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Don’t tell  me the robbers ran up the street to the police station? One of the suspects was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation

Riley Elvin, 24, and Jorge Cisneros, 22, were housed in
Monterey County Jail on felony charges of robbery, drug
possession, probation violation and other crimes.

A couple of guys went into the store acting suspiciously and attempted to steal some alcohol and products from the store,” Lakind said. “They were confronted by an employee, and they took off running and were arrested a few blocks away.”

What would have been shoplifting became a robbery charge when the men tangled with the employee who tried stop them.

Grove Market Robbers Arrested

Pack Of Loose Dogs Kill Beloved Cat

Put the dogs down

Calvin, a large cat who was well known to everyone at Robert Down Elementary School, was in the driveway of the house where he lives on 13th Street when two Siberian huskies attacked him. Calvin was seriously injured in the attack and underwent surgeries to try to bring him back to health.

The owner of the huskies, Carolina Shea, was issued a notice to appear in court on a citation for dogs at large,

Pack Of Loose Dogs Kill Beloved Cat

Four Way Stop Coming To Pine & Congress

The Pine Avenue work has been discussed at P.G. traffic commission and city council meetings for more than five years.
But the four-way stop will be something that drivers will have to get used to.
“We are going to have to make sure that the public now knows there is a four-way stop at Congress,” Gho said.

Good luck with that. People don’t stop on Congress where stop signs have been for decades.

Four Way Stop Coming To Pine & Congress

 

Pride Flags Fly In P.G.

PG PD Pride Flag

Not everyone’s pleased, though. The rainbow flags — which the city is flying in place of the city flag at the police station — have annoyed some citizens, including Larry Esquivel, who sent a letter to the city council this week.

“I have nothing against the flying of the LGBTQ flag,” Esquivel said, “but it should not be on the same pole as the United States flag. It can be on a separate pole or on the wall of the building.” Esquivel, a retired reserve Pacific Grove Fire captain and police officer and Vietnam veteran, said the stars and stripes “means a lot” to him and others, including military veterans.

The word “united,” he said, “means all of us; race, sex, religion and so on.” Esquivel also cautioned displaying the pride flag “just to make a statement.” Doing so, he said, could open the door for “NRA, KKK, religious, Confederate” and other flags to be flown at city hall

Pride Flags Fly In P.G.

Convicted P.G. Con Arrested On Probation Violation

The more ‘consignment shops’ you have, the bigger chance of being defrauded.

Michael Schellhous, who was convicted last year of stealing money from elderly clients through his Pacific Grove consignment shop and subsequently sentenced to four years’ felony probation and six months in Monterey County Jail was arrested by Pacific Grove police again this week for violating his probation.
Schellhous, 51, remained in county jail Wednesday after being picked up by police June 18 for being with another probationer.

Last August, Schellhous pleaded guilty to felony grand theft by embezzlement, felony grand theft from an elderly person, and misdemeanor petty theft from an elderly person for stealing $37,000 from at least five victims through his P.G. consignment shop, Vintique Boutique.

Convicted P.G. Con Arrested On Probation Violation

Runaway US Open Service Cart Sends Five To Hospital

Never leave the power switch on when parking.

The collision occurred at 10:15 a.m. on the 16th Fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links when a vendor was making deliveries on a cart loaded with boxes while the course was packed with tens of thousands of spectators.
“The vendor parked and walked away from the golf cart,” Madueño said, at which point a box on the front seat  tumbled onto the floor, landing on the accelerator.
Unoccupied and out of control, the cart traveled straight for a stretch and then turned, striking several people.

Runaway US Open Service Cart Sends Five To Hospital

New Jersey Police Chief Hired As P.G. Chief

Also, rainbow pride flags fly at police station,
PG PD Pride Flag

Madalone took a moment to say she was “feeling good” and that the moment was “bittersweet,” before she continued with the hugs.

Among the crowd was Madalone’s wife of two years, Pam Dino.

“It is my first walkout and very emotional,” Dino said. “For her, it is 25 years serving here, really half her life, with these wonderful people, so it is emotional and bittersweet.”

New Jersey Police Chief Hired As P.G. Chief
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Eardley Family Has Car Stolen

Always – ALWAYS take your keys.

Gaskins McGlothen
Picture from Pine Cone

On Sept. 16, Zachary David McGlothen, 22, of Pacific Grove and Charles Gaskins, 44, of Seaside were arrested on suspicion of hotwiring and stealing Ryan and Tracy Travaille’s 2011 Toyota Sienna outside their Eardley Avenue home just as they finished unloading groceries and were about to put their kids in the vehicle. Two laptop computers, a gym bag and other items were also stolen from the couple’s other car.

The Toyota had been missing for eight days until about 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 when a citizen contacted the Seaside Police Department.

“Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle” on Mingo Avenue, Seaside Police Deputy Chief Judy Veloz told The Pine Cone. “The officers contacted the guys inside the vehicle and took them into custody.”

Eardley Family Has Car Stolen

Anti-Plastic Fish Prison Puts Plastic In Bay

Do as I say, not as I do.fish in a glove
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“Unfortunately, we didn’t monitor our contractor closely
enough and the contractor used the wrong bag covers — plas-
tic instead of burlap or paper,” Meister told The Pine Cone.
In 2017, after learning of the infraction, the coastal com-
mission slapped the aquarium with a notice of violation of the
Coastal Act. At the Fort Bragg meeting, commissioners will
weigh a bid by the aquarium to remove the plastic-wrapped
sacks, which also haven’t worked, and install concrete and
stainless steel supports for the pipelines.

Anti-Plastic Fish Prison Puts Plastic In Bay