What Do The Free Dog Sh*T Mitts Cost The Taxpayers?

Can’t get free plastic bags at the store, but cities were giving away plastic bags to pick up dog poop. Carmel has halted the giveaway.

. . the little baggies available from dispensers all over town that dog walkers use to clean up after their pets,cost taxpayers more than $20,000 annually, city administrator Chip Rerig said this week. So, like many other niceties, they are getting cut out of the budget.

What Do The Free Dog Sh*T Mitts Cost The Taxpayers?

P.G. Cops May Go Back To School

Police Academy

In an initial response to the revelations, which were published in The Pine Cone Feb. 14, Pacific Grove Police Chief Cathy Madalone — who was hired after most of the accidents occurred — posted a message on Facebook Feb. 20 that said there’s nothing wrong with the department’s practices. According to a Monterey resident who saw the story but did not want her name used in this story, a PGPD supervisor told her some of the department’s officers are not trained to investigate vehicle accidents.
In response to that claim, police administrative services manager Jocelyn Francis told The Pine Cone that, while sworn officers who graduated from California police academies were formerly required to undergo additional training to investigate traffic collisions, the requirement no longer exists.

P.G. Cops May Go Back To School

Motorized Bicycles Get OK On Rec Trail

Helmets required? Hello?

Bicycle Crash

Pacific Grove City Council voted 5-2 to allow two common varieties of electric bikes along the nearly mile-long and highly scenic stretch Monterey Bay Recreation Trail that passes through Pacific Grove. While e-bikes will be allowed on the trail, they will be restricted to 12 MPH. There is no speed limit for bicycles on the trail, and conflicts between bike riders and pedestrians there are a daily occurrence. Nevertheless, some council members welcomed the much heavier and faster e-bikes.

Motorized Bicycles Get OK On Rec Trail

P.G. Cops Don’t Cite Drivers In Car Crashes

Just like parking all day downtown.
Parking Victorian Corner Cars

 – In January 2019, a 68-year-old woman ran through a stop sign on Laurel Avenue, struck a father and his two children who were in a pickup truck headed down Forest Avenue, and then crashed her  Lexus into the front of Pacific Grove Hardware. Although the woman caused more than $10,000 dollars in property damage, and numerous firefighters and police officers had to respond to the crash, Pacific Grove Police told The Pine Cone at the time that they did not cite her.
–  In March 2018 at about 1:45 a.m., a man on Short Street was driving a Toyota pickup truck when he slammed into a driver in a Volkswagen sedan traveling on Cedar. Though the police said the Toyota driver was at fault in the accident, which wrecked the VW but didn’t injure anyone, police did not issue him a citation.
–  In January 2018, a Pacific Grove man driving a GMC Sierra truck crashed  into four parked vehicles on the 700 block of Lighthouse Avenue, causing thousands of dollars in damage. Though the driver told police he was reaching for a beverage when he swerved into the cars, police did not give him a ticket.
– In November 2019, a 15-year-old girl was walking in the crosswalk at Sunset and 19th and was struck by a car whose female driver didn’t see her. She was injured and treated at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas. The driver was not given a ticket.
– In January, a male motorist struck a 15-year-old boy riding a bicycle in the crosswalk of Sunset and 19th. Pacific Grove police did not cite the driver for hitting the teen, who suffered minor injuries.
– In October 2019, a woman driving an older sedan plowed through a fence and three retaining walls at Lovers Point. She was not ticketed, either, police said, after attributing the incident to “mechanical failure.”

P.G. Cops Don’t Cite Drivers In Car Crashes

Fools And Their Money At Car Week Auctions

A lot can change in the four years she had the car. Plus don’t trust the seller – get verification that the car is a “numbers matching” vehicle. I’d take a $2,500 Toyota to a mechanic to check out.

Carfox

A Newport Beach woman who purchased a 1967 Porsche in Monterey for the princely sum of $200,000 alleges that the dealer misrepresented the car, and she’s filed a lawsuit to try to recoup her money. In a complaint filed Jan. 29 in Monterey County Superior Court, Linda Reeves alleges that on Aug. 17, 2015, she purchased a Porsche 911 S from Legendary Motorcars.

The only online reference to the car in question is a listing at an Aug. 13-15, 2015, Monterey auction. The listing describes it as slate gray with a red interior, and an estimated value of $285,000 to $325,000.

However, when Reeves went to sell the sports car last year, she found that the digits did not match, an indication the car was not factory original.

Fools And Their Money At Car Week Auctions

On Schedule. Central Avenue Pharmacy Gets Robbed Again

They need to beef up the security for the sake of the workers there.

Central Drugs

Men wearing masks and hoods stormed Central Avenue Pharmacy in Pacific Grove at 5  p.m. last Tuesday, making off with a small amount of cash but no drugs, PGPD spokesman Rory Lakind said this week, and police are asking the public for help catching them. Investigators hope anyone who might have seen or heard anything will contact them. They are also hoping nearby homes and businesses might have captured images of the robbers with security cameras.

On Schedule. Central Avenue Pharmacy Gets Robbed Again

No MJ For PG

So it’s proven that children have easy access to alcohol. And it’s been “hugely detrimental”. I think the problem is the same – no enforcement of keeping kids away from drugs.

Butterfly Weed

But Peake told The Pine Cone last week that the idea of allowing a marijuana outlet is now off the table. “Cannabis is not on council’s near-term agenda,” he said. “There wasn’t any appetite to move forward.” Peake was referring in part to concerns from the Pacific Grove Unified School District and residents. Pacific Grove Unified superintendent Ralph Porras, who worked in Santa Cruz schools for 18 years, said the availability of marijuana there was “hugely detrimental”to students.

No MJ For PG

Cannery Row Developer Snoozes, May Be One Who Loses

Twelve years ago they wanted to build. Now water and global warming come into play.

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In August 2008, the coastal commission approved an initial permit for the plan, and while that permit was extended several times, Ruby Falls, which bought the property in 2017 and is run by Robert Faulis, asked the commission to allow another extension until Aug. 7, 2020. But at the coastal commission’s Nov. 13 meeting in Half Moon Bay, the panel decided to bring the permit to a halt over what its staff said were concerns about water supply and sea level rise

Cannery Row Developer Snoozes, May Be One Who Loses

Downtown Departed

Called citizens Morons. Substainable Pusher. Runaway Mayor. That’s what I remember most.

Dan Cort Dozing

 

Cort was a successful mayor, Gorman said, because he was able to balance the interests of residents, business owners and environmentalists. “Dan was a gentleman in the true sense of the word gentleman,” he said. Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar, who knew Cort well, said he was great with people. “As a business leader, he was pro-business and supported the town by shopping locally,” Ammar said. “Some of his biggest accomplishments included attracting the farmers market to P.G., funding the city’s museum and chamber of commerce, and supporting the city’s lease with the Monterey Bay Aquarium.”

Downtown Departed