Mvsevm Embraces Change

Big change, director is not a pervert accused of giving booze to 17 a year old girl and raping her.

Not changing is the use of the Mvsevm as a substainable re-education camp it seems.

The Mvsevm

This Friday, the museum will reopen to full capacity for the first time in 15 months, introduce its new executive director, Carla Bitter, and unveil an ambitious and permanent exhibit, “Changes in Monterey,” which is designed to “celebrate the habitats of Monterey County” and “raise awareness about human impacts on our delicate ecosystems over time,” the museum said.

Mvsevm Embraces Change

Sally Had A Center Named After Her

Sally was a good ol girl
Now the food delivery took it away
Sally is just a picture now
Sally was a good ol girl.

Monday through Friday for more than 35 years in Pacific Grove, in what was formerly called the Sally Griffin Center. Then came Covid. Meals continued to be delivered, but in-house dining became a pandemic casual. The facility, which reopened for classes and activities on June 21, has been renamed the Meals On Wheels Community Center.

Sally Had A Center Named After Her

 

Goes Together Like Drinking And Driving

Booze from the gas station is inconsistent with the Plan. Let’s let Safeway and Trader Joe’s sell gasoline.

The P.G. planning commission on May 13 voted 4-3 to reject a petition by Valero owner Surya Raj Shrestha to sell hard alcohol at the business at 1140 Forest Avenue. Shrestha paid $1,140.50 to city hall to appeal the decision, which the city council was expected to consider Wednesday, but instead tabled it to July 7. “It is not fair for me not to have a full liquor license for my business,” Shrestha wrote in his appeal.

Goes Together Like Drinking And Driving

Designate Tom Pollacci As A Sexually Violent Predator

And lock him up for life.

What should the sign be changed to this time?

Pollacci Parking Original

Tom Pollacci set to be released from Valley State Prison next week at the end of his 14-year sentence, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office will ask a judge at a June 11 hearing to designate Pollacci as a sexually violent predator and order him to be committed to a state mental hospital.

Pollacci, who was living with his parents in Pebble Beach before he was jailed for raping a Colorado woman in the loft of his family’s liquor store on Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove and then leaving her at the hospital with a serious head injury

Designate Tom Pollacci As A Sexually Violent Predator

Driver In P.G. Public Works Crash Identified

PGPW Crash Fire

Monterey County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cmdr. Derrel Simpson told The Pine Cone that the body was so badly burned that dental records had to be used for identification. On Thursday morning, Simpson said the driver was identified as Joseph Braig, a 29-year-old man from Pacific Grove There was only one occupant in the vehicle, according to police, and nobody else was injured.

Driver In P.G. Public Works Crash Identified

Henry (Not A Lawyer) Leinen Ignored The Law

Failure To Appear? One would imagine that a person knowing so much legal stuff would not do such a thing.

Following his conviction for forgery and unlawful practice, Leinen was stripped of his right to serve in any of those other legal capacities, but Judge said he did so, anyway. He was arraigned on the new complaint last October and subsequently failed to appear in court. Ultimately, Leinen was convicted and sentenced May 27 to 20 days in jail, which he can serve through the work alternative program, and was fined $1,000.

Henry Leinen (Not A Lawyer) Ignored The Law

Tom Pollacci’s Prison Sentence Is Up

But there are  movements to keep him locked up.

bald pollacci

Tom Pollacci, who was convicted of forcible rape
in two cases and accused of several other sexual attacks is
set to be released from Valley State Prison June 13, one of
his victims learned last week.
But he could end up being committed to a state hospital
if the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office tries to
have him classified as a sexually violent predator.
Pollacci was accused of raping a woman in the loft of
his family’s Pacific Grove liquor store in April 2008 and
convicted by a jury of the crime in 2010. After two more
victims came forward, he was charged with three more
rape counts and was set to go to another trial, but he pleaded guilty to one rape in July 2011 to avoid going before a jury in a case that was set to include several other alleged victims testifying against him and a prosecutor who wanted to seek a life sentence.

Tom Pollacci’s Prison Sentence Is Up

City Reveals It’s Checkbook

Took some searching through the city website schlock but found it. Go here: Pacific Grove / Annual (opengov.com) Then scroll down to Data, where it defaults to Summary Table and finally click Check Register. You’ll have to scroll to the right to get to the good information, and maybe click on a column divider to widen the cells enough to read. But hey, that’s what we get when there’s no schlock.

City councilman Luke Coletti proposed that city hall publish the monthly check register so taxpayers can easily see how much the city spends monthly on things like pension costs, water and power expenses, reimbursement to city employees and many other things.
Coletti, who was elected in November 2020, made a campaign promise to “establish policies and programs that ensure fiscal transparency and public access.” City staffers agreed to publish the information. “It’s a total no-brainer as far as I’m concerned,” he told The Pine Cone about city hall’s release of the check register. “Carmel, as well as many other local jurisdictions and agencies, have been releasing their registers for years. Pacific Grove used to — a long time ago — and I wanted to reestablish the practice,” Coletti said.

City Reveals It’s Checkbook