P.G. School Found To Have Cameras In Kids’ Bathrooms

Creepy. Monterey Bay Charter School. Same one that had a teacher accused of child molesting in 2010.

School principal Cassandra Bridge told the Pine Cone last week that the school installed the cameras in the boys’ and girls’ bathrooms in 2013 to prevent vandalism.

While there’s a law on the books stating it’s a crime to place a camera inside a bathroom or other area where occupants have a reasonable expectation of privacy, police did not find that the charter school’s installation of the cameras rose to the level of a crime.

P.G. School Found To Have Cameras In Kids’ Bathrooms

Ice Cream Shoppe Owner Still Full Of Hate

Ice Cream Shoppe 2016

Gary Ozuna allegedly called the customer a “Nazi Redneck Bitch”. And I wonder if he has a license to play copyrighted material in public?

“I politely said, ‘$26 seems like an awful lot to me, are you sure that is correct?’” Raph said.

Ozuna calculated the amount again and came up with the same figure. “He said ‘Yep, $26. That’s what it is,’” according to Raph.“I said, ‘OK, at these prices it would be really nice to get a local’s discount because we have lived here for 20 years,” said Raph, 54. “I didn’t think it was too much to mention.”

With Led Zeppelin music playing on the shop’s speakers in the background, Raph said, Ozuna responded by saying,
‘Well, you can thank George Bush and Dick Cheney, the Nazis, for that,’” she recounted.

Ice Cream Shoppe Owner Still Full Of Hate

Teacher Ken Ottmar Said WHAT?

High school teacher in hiding accused of kinky behavior.

School officials say he made sexually suggestive comments to students, allowed teens to drink alcohol in his house, told kids about his sexual fantasies, and favored the pretty girls in class, but the P.G. High School teacher alleged to have done those things and more maintains none of it ever happened.

The district contends Ottmar told students that he’d had sex with his wife in his class room; that it was his fantasy for his wife and her best friend to have a lesbian relationship; that he visited strip clubs while in Las Vegas; and that he and others liked watching his “wife run track because she is sexy.”

Ottmar — who began working in PGUSD in 2008 after leaving his writing job at the Monterey County Herald — told one girl she had “nice wide thighs” and would “make a
good wife one day and have lots of babies,” and told another student she was a “BBW (big butt woman),” according to the district.“Sexually suggestive and flirtatious comments are highly inappropriate and have no place in the classroom,” the reprimand notice says.

Teacher Ken Ottmar Said WHAT?

When A Vehicle Burglar Is Caught, Others Move Right In

Caught a thief from Marina. If only there were some cops or something to patrol the streets maybe the thieves would go somewhere else.

Nicklaus Hall, 18, remained in Monterey County Jail this week without bail.

“We verbally told him that he was under arrest and to stop, and we caught him and took him to the ground,” Lakind said, adding that Hall probably tried to run because, “he was wanted, so he knew he was going to go away.”

Hall had a no-bail warrant for violation of probation from the previous burglary, according to Lakind, and police linked him to at least five other vehicle break-ins, which have become commonplace, in the area.

But even with Hall in jail, Pacific Grove police are still battling thieves. “We had a few more the other night, after he was arrested,” Lakind said.

When A Vehicle Burglar Is Caught, Others Move Right In

Where's Ottmar?

What is he hiding from?

A Pacific Grove High School girls’ basketball coach has been on paid leave since last September — and has collected more than $60,000 in paychecks — but officials won’t say why he’s off the job and whether or not he’ll return.

Ken Ottmar, who is also an English teacher and the activities director at the school, has been paid $63,020.02 since Sept. 27, 2015, the date he was placed on leave.

Ottmar has coached several sports in the district, including boys’and girls’ basketball, football and golf, PGUSD human resources director Billie Mankey said.

Where’s Ottmar?

Family Tradition

Needed money for pimple cream.
Jeffery Rutt
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Jeffery Rutt – the Pacific Grove resident arrested after leading deputies on a car chase two months ago when he was caught breaking into cars — has already pleaded guilty to multiple crimes and sentenced to three years in prison.

Although they live in the same P.G. home and share a last name, it’s unknown how Jeffrey Rutt is related to Jason Rutt, who was arrested for burglary in 2014 and drug offenses in 2012, when he was already on probation for an earlier offense. In the 2014 case, Jason Rutt, then 29, trashed a home on Sage Court while spending all day inside, making himself at home, rifling through the owner’s
possessions and stealing luggage and jewelry. “The house was basically ransacked, and food was eaten. He was probably there all day,” thenPGPD Cmdr. Cassie McSorley said at the time.

Family Tradition

Lighthouse Avenue Store Sued Over Disabled Access

Alagheband’s shop is the first complaint Ho has filed in Monterey County, he’s a veteran at suing businesses for alleged ADA violations. At one point, Ho had about 300 lawsuits pending in Los Angeles County,  according to the Orange County Register. And the disabled man sued about 80 businesses in the San Jose area in 2012 after determining they had inadequate parking or access for the disabled, according to a February 2014 news story in the San Jose Mercury News.

Lighthouse Avenue Store Sued Over Disabled Access

Ever Have Neighbor Like This?

I once had one that left angry notes on my car if I parked on the street in front of his house. He had one car and always parked in his driveway. He never spoke to me, just kept leaving notes and reporting my daily driven car as abandoned. One visit from his crabby ex wife and the war was on.

Hackett, who declined interview requests from The Pine Cone, has also complained about the size of the home’s natural gas lines, the placement of its electrical panel, and the custom wood garage doors the Travailles installed. He even Renovation turns into nightmare, thanks to picky complained that the house was a couple of inches bigger than the plans showed, the Travailles said.

Hackett’s problem with the project seemed to be at an end when he sent a “Happy New Year” email message to Kuehl and the Travailles on Jan. 1 — just a few days after he asked that the house be red-tagged.

Ever Have Neighbor Like This?

Want A Mayor That Has More P.G. Experience?

P.G. has had it’s share of mayors with years of bureaucrat experience, here’s a contender that has more years of Pacific Grove experience that most ex-mayors combined.

Keep calm almost miller time

 

Dan Miller, 60, said that he believes his six-plus years as
a P.G. city councilman and three years on the city’s planning
commission qualify him to be mayor. “What separates me
from the rest of the council is that I vote with the people of
Pacific Grove’s best interests in mind,” Miller said.

Want A Mayor That Has More P.G. Experience?

Graveyard Decor Rules – No Solar, No Prohibited Memorabilia

But cell phone towers are OK. Dan Miller was the no vote, saying that efforts could be better put toward the brown grass and gopher holes.

dead zones

On Wednesday, the P.G. City Council voted 6-1 to ban those things and other “prohibited objects” from being left at burial sites, niches and crypts, including “solar lights, whirling lawn ornaments” and unapproved vases. “The placement on any burial site of objects other than real or artificial flowers of a reasonable size or flags exceeding 8 inches in length and 12 inches in height is prohibited,” according to the P.G. Municipal Code, “and, if so placed, the city may remove and dispose of them at its discretion.”

Graveyard Decor Rules – No Solar, No Prohibited Memorabilia