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

Car Week Kitty Barfs Up A $64,000 Jeep

Buyer claiming the add ons are not what he was led to believe.

That is an ugly jeep. Looks Mall Rated with all the add ons that must have been listed at full retail price. Why did he not get it appraised before handing over the money?

64000 Jeep

David Schnayer says that on Aug. 17, he paid $64,365.50 to purchase a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Custom from Mecum Auctions. “The dealer represented that, among other things, the car included an ‘estimated $110,000 invested in the build of this one-of-a-kind custom Jeep,” the lawsuit says. The information about the upgrades, Schnayer said, was on a description card posted in the Jeep’s window at the auction. The information is also on Mecum’s website.

But when Schnayer got the Jeep home, he says he discovered the vehicle did not have nearly $110,000 in upgrades.

Car Week Kitty Barfs Up A $64,000 Jeep

Schenk’s Can Was Canned

Pink Slip

Not Ron Schenk

Ron Schenk, who worked regularly at the Pacific Grove thrift store he founded two decades ago, wants to set the record straight: He did not “retire” from his job, he was fired. In November, Schenk, 82, the founder of the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop on Forest Avenue, was told by the president of the board of directors for the local chapter of St. Vincent de Paul Society that the board wanted him gone.

Schenk’s Can Was Canned

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

Is The Holman Building Cleared Of Asbestos?

Developer pays the $475,000 fine for improper disposal, about $19,000 per condo.

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Specifically, (District Attorney Jeannine) Pacioni said that inspectors with the Monterey Bay Air Resources District between November 2015 and September 2017 found that construction crews “had repeatedly disturbed asbestos-containing materials,” many of which had been identified in an asbestos survey of the building before the start of the renovation project.

While materials containing asbestos are supposed to be disposed of in containers intended for hazardous waste, workers at the Holman building threw the materials
away with regular construction waste, according to Pacioni, who said the developer and owner were cooperative throughout the investigation.

Is The Holman Building Cleared Of Asbestos?

Blade Blowers Banned

One hired landscaper blows debris one way and another blows it back. Battery and electric blowers get a pass.

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“The direction we are moving in is enforceable, better for the environment, and will bring some noise relief to our neighborhoods,” councilwoman Jenny McAdams told The Pine Cone Sept. 19. “Carmel has had a successful prohibition of gas-powered leaf blowers since 1975. This is long overdue for Pacific Grove and I am grateful for Mayor Pro-Tem Robert Huitt’s leadership on this issue.”
The council’s unanimous decision directed city staff to work with the city attorney on amending its municipal code and return with a draft ordinance to be considered by the council. Councilmen Nick Smith and Joe Amelio were absent at the meeting.

Blade Blowers Banned

Park Presenting Play

Can I come early and put down a tarp?

Paraphrase said the rendition of the classic play, which will be produced Oct. 11-13, “extends its relevance to the Pacific Grove community.” “We’ve had music in the park before but never a play,” Chamber president Moe Ammar told The Pine Cone, who said the intent is to offer an outdoor theater experience similar to Carmel’s Forest Theater. “I’m excited about it and I hope it works.”

“Audience members can also choose to bring their own food, folding chairs, and blankets, and enjoy a picnic during the performance.”

Park Presenting Play

Great News! Holman Building Residences Sold Out

To part time visitors. For millions of dollars. Tax the smack on them.

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“We have been releasing them by floor,” Ruiz said. “Everything is sold except for the  fourth floor and one unit on the third floor.”
Prices will set records for Pacific Grove condos, with fourth-floor units ranging from $2,049,000 for a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath unit to $2,495,000 for a three-bedroom, two and-a-half-bath condo. Ruiz said that 85 percent of the sales have been to people who want to use the condos as their second homes.

Great News! Holman Building Residences Sold Out

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