No Cure For The Mercedes Benz 2021

If the seal posse was there Ache-Man would have thrown his body in front of the German missile to protect the seals.

A 30 year old Pacific Grove man crashed his 2008 Mercedes off 17 Mile Drive onto kelp and rocks on a beach near Cypress Point Saturday afternoon around 1:30 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol public information officer Jessica Madueño. The beach is used by harbor seals for pupping each year, usually beginning in April.
Madueño said the cause of Ryan Todd’s crash remains under investigation but noted he was usinga cell phone at the time,

No Cure For The Mercedes Benz 2021

Turn The NOAA Building Into Another Art Gallery?

Got the money, do it. Just what is most useful another art gallery open 16 hours a week. Just tear it down and plant some butterfly favored fauna. Or maybe a mountain lion preserve.

Noaa Close

 

While those circumstances might suggest that the group has little chance of competing with deep-pocketed bidders, Greene pointed out that there are very few things a buyer could possibly do with the building and land due to its sensitive location, which is zoned for open space. “Because it falls in the Coastal Zone, it would be hard for anyone to come in there and do any significant development,” he said. Before trying to acquire the building and land, Greene said his group first wants to see if there’s local interest in the project.

Turn The NOAA Building Into Another Art Gallery?

Tourist Hucksters Want To Change Airport’s Name

Carmel-Fresno Airport

Carmel-Fresno Airport has a nice sound, right? Is this the same group that wanted to change the name of the Stockton airport to San Francisco Stockton Regional Airport.

Should we all just start tacking “Carmel” to everything to increase it’s value to the less than intelligent tourists?

A Carmel tourism group has proposed changing the name of the Monterey Regional Airport — as it’s currently known — to the Carmel-Monterey Regional Airport, according to a proposal to the airport district’s board of directors this week.
Representatives for the group, Visit Carmel, which is funded by hotel and restaurant customers, showed Monterey Peninsula Airport District’s five directors Wednesday a presentation outlining why it believes including “Carmel” in the name would benefit the airport and the city.

Tourist Hucksters Want To Change Airport’s Name

Read My Municipal Code, No New Taxes

Officials so excitedly worked up over more taxes they failed in the written exam.Berryman political cartoon on income tax vs sales_tax June 33

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration was going over the paperwork for P.G.’s approved ballot measure, officials noticed an error. Following the election, the Pacific Grove City Council — instead of approving a resolution supporting voters’ decision to increase the sales tax — inadvertently supported a resolution to increase the city’s “uniform sales and use tax” — a different type of tax.

The two separate tax categories, represented by numbers, are differentiated by just one digit in the city’s Municipal Code, and nobody noticed that the resolution referred to the incorrect category.

After the tax agency informed P.G. of the blunder, the city council tried to fix it by repealing and replacing the bungled resolution. But that didn’t satisfy the state. On Jan. 28, officials told Pacific Grove that because of the error, it would not honor Measure L and would not collect the increased sales tax on the city’s behalf.

Read My Municipal Code, No New Taxes

Rude Racist Of Questionable Competency

John Charles Ensor, 48, was arrested at gunpoint by Pacific Grove Police officers on Aug. 12, 2020 after they say he made threats, yelled racial slurs and threw an aluminum baseball bat at a vehicle and a beer can at another. The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office charged Ensor with a litany of crimes, including a hate crime, assault by means to produce great bodily injury, criminal threats and exhibiting a deadly weapon.

A mental health evaluation was filed, but Butler has not yet ruled on whether or not he is competent to stand trial. Ensor tried to get Jefferson, his taxpayer-funded attorney, fired from his case at the Dec. 4 hearing.

Rude Racist Of Questionable Competency

Failed Project Bella, Lawsuit Goes Federal

Place ought to be used for senior housing.

Project Bella Overhead View

The former U.S. Army general facing a lawsuit by an investor over a failed luxury hotel in the American Tin
Cannery has successfully had the case moved from Monterey County Superior Court to federal court.

Investor Todd Timboe in October 2020 sued four-star Gen. Wesley Clark and four other  businessmen who were behind the failed Project Bella, a high end hotel proposed for  the American Tin Cannery. Proponents promised the hotel would bring scores of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue for Pacific Grove, but the proposal crumbled long before a shovel ever had a chance to hit ground.

A new project to build a hotel on the site proposed by Comstock Development has better financial backing and is moving through the process, though some residents are still opposed to the idea of a hotel on the site. Timboe filed the lawsuit in civil court in Monterey, alleging the hotel backers had fraudulently induced him to invest $500,000 in the project — even as the companies behind the development didn’t have the financial wherewithal to build the hotel.

Failed Project Bella, Lawsuit Goes Federal

Oooo Sting!

In the latest of a long string of cars being driven into local buildings, this Subaru crashed into a music store in downtown Pacific Grove Thursday morning.

Police didn’t say what they believe caused the crash or identify the driver, but the wreckage offered some possible clues: A handicapped placard is visible near the steering wheel and there’s a walker on the back seat.

Oooo Sting!

Nader, Got Any Water?

Somebody’s going to get sued..

The application for the project was made by Vista Nadura LLC and developer Nader Agha, who were told in September by the Monterey County Planning Commission that their application is incomplete. They are appealing that decision to the county supervisors.

The site is located behind Carmel Valley Manor. The subdivision dates back to 2002, and Agha contends his application should have been certified as complete 13 years ago. A county report at the time indicated that the application was determined to be incomplete “because the applicant had not submitted proof of adequate water supply.”

Nader, Got Any Water?

Knights Keep The Cave

Lease goes to longtime Pacific Grove business while newcomers named after a location 50 miles away object.Adventures by Sea at FOL

The Pacific Grove City Council last week OK’d a lease with the owners of a popular beachfront business that rents bicycles, kayaks, wetsuits and other recreational equipment out of what’s dubbed “The Cave” at Lovers Point Beach. Council members voted 5-2 Aug. 5 to approve a new lease with Frank and Michelle Knight, who have sold sundries and rented recreation equipment from the city-owned building on Ocean View

Joaquin Sullivan, owner of Big Sur Adventures, which owns a company in the American Tin Cannery that rents out e-bikes, claimed his less than 3-year-old company could “significantly increase revenue” for the city.

Mayor Bill Peake and councilwoman Jenny McAdams voted against the 5-year lease, which ends July 31, 2025.

Knights Keep The Cave

Rude Race Ranter Arrested

Pacific Grove police responded in force Wednesday afternoon to pull over and arrest at gunpoint an Avila Beach man they say made threats, yelled racial slurs and hurled things at other motorists, including an aluminum baseball bat and a beer can.
Officers responded to a noon call about a driver on the 300 block of Lighthouse Avenue who was waving a bat and yelling slurs. Police then received a second call that the man was yelling and had thrown a bat at a driver on the 300 block of Junipero Avenue.

Officers spotted the vehicle on Lighthouse Avenue near 19th and conducted a “high risk traffic stop” of the driver, later identified as John Charles Ensor, 48, from Avila Beach.

Witnesses, police said, positively identified Ensor, who was taken to Monterey County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence with a prior DUI, open container of alcohol, exhibiting a deadly weapon, felony hate crime, and committing a felony while on bail, which the jail said carries $30,000 bail. A dog in his van was taken by the Pacific Grove animal control officer. Police administrative services manager Jocelyn Francis said Ensor was on bail for evading arrest.

Rude Race Ranter Arrested