Moe Gets Beer On Lovers Point

And live music. I want reparations for the beer I had to pour out at LP.

Hosted by the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, the musical events will take place between 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the Lovers Point Beach Cafe beneath the Beach House Restaurant at 620 Ocean View Blvd.

It’s the first time that such concerts with featured acts including Johnny Tsunami and the Shoulder Hoppers, Boscoe’s Brood and Tony Miles will also offer concert attendees the option to buy beer, wine and small bites to eat.

Moe Gets Beer On Lovers Point

Winds Make For Delay In All Oars Boat Race

Row boating from Monterey to Hawaii? I’ll take the train.

word Monday from race director Chris Martin who said the decision was made after assessing conditions for the next few days. It was late last week that strong winds led to the postponement of the race, a rowing competition from Monterey to Hawaii that was originally set to begin Saturday.

“Fingers crossed that the weather forecast continues to hold,” said Martin, noting that 4 p.m. is when racers are expected to gather at the marina and 6 p.m. is when they’ll take off. “Essentially we’re looking for an opportunity for crews to depart and have stable conditions and the biggest lack of winds as possible for at least three days.”

Winds Make For Delay In All Oars Boat Race

Grizzly Researchers To Use Mvsevm Materials

Good to hear that all the natural history in the Mvsevm has not gone extinct like the bears.

The Mvsevm

a new project from the California Grizzly Research Network (www.calgrizzly.com), a group of researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the La Brea Tar Pits/Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, seeks to trace the state’s history and biological legacy using tiny fragments of grizzly bear bone.

Four skulls and skull fragments from the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will provide valuable insight into historical grizzly bear diets, and may someday help connect California’s past with its future.

Grizzly Researchers To Use Mvsevm Materials

Newcomer Fischer Running For Mayor

Politics

In June of 2106 after declaring his run for mayor against Mayor Bill Kampe, Fischer pulled out of the race, citing that his views were too similar to Kampe’s to run against him.
Fischer said he wants to continue the council’s current policies and direction, which involves improvements to the city’s infrastructure, something he said he’s long emphasized.

Uh oh.

Newcomer Fischer Running For Mayor

Short Term Rental Initiative Goes To City

Tar And Feather Out On A Rail

Council members will decide between adopting the ordinance without alteration or immediately ordering an election, at which time the ordinance would be submitted to a vote by city voters during the November 2018 election. Their third option would be to direct city staff to prepare an analysis of the initiative’s business and fiscal impact.

“If I was going to think consistency and go with how city has acted in past, I suspect the council will lean toward putting it on the ballot,” he added.

While the item’s agenda report estimated getting the initiative on the ballot would cost from $58,206 to $77,608, Coletti said the city is confusing the total cost for an election with the cost of adding a single item to an existing ballot and that it would actually be much less.

“As an example, it only cost the city $8,500 to add Measure P (the unsuccessful admissions tax) to the November, 2016 ballot,” said Coletti.

Short Term Rental Initiative Goes To City

Wharf Marketplace Closes

wharf marketplace

People were not buying the most expensive vegetables in the county. Surprised?

It was back in December that Rick Antle, president and CEO of Tanimura & Antle, the employee owned family farm company that owns the cafe/coffee house/specialty market, said it was time to sell the space. The property located at 209 Figueroa St. in Monterey includes 3,701 square-feet of retail space. It’s up for sale for $2.09 per square foot plus triple net charges. Antle said that going into the venture, management had expected produce and local sales to be a larger percentage of the profit but instead it became heavily skewed toward the cafe, which isn’t the company’s main focus.

Wharf Marketplace Closes

Monterey Getting $8,000,000 For A Short Section Of Recreation Trail Improvements

Eight Million Dollars for “to go from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Coast Guard station”. The money is coming from a grant (taxes) called the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 that was sold to the tax payers as an investment to fix our roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California. As usual, Governor Moonbeam lies about where our tax dollars are spent.

At least put some lights up and maybe a few 911 phones to cut down on the rapes, robberies and assaults that happens on that dangerous trail.
Recreation Trail Vandalism

“Solutions for congested corridors are usually for Los Angeles or San Francisco so one of the things that we try to do with this grant is highlight the importance of offering an environmentally friendly and alternate form of transportation,” said Andrea Renny. She said that by creating a smoother running trail, drivers could be swayed to become bikers, therefore the improved Rec Trail could also serve to alleviate congestion on the road. And while some have advocated for the need to separate the bicyclists and pedestrians in that stretch of the trail, Renny said that the Parks and Recreation Master Plan calls for widening the trail first before other alternatives can be considered.

Monterey Getting $8,000,000 For A Short Section Of Recreation Trail Improvements

Letters From The Editor – Let Store Owners Take Up Parking Spaces

Newcomer to P.G. thinks shoppers will park far from town to spend money, therefore LET store merchants take up all the 2 hour spaces all day.

I have lived in Pacific Grove for 18 years. In that period of time I have observed our parking meter police ticketing vehicles belonging to our local PG merchants and their employees. These people must interrupt whatever they are doing every two or three hours to move their cars from one spot to another. This is usually a few feet from where they were. How foolish is this?
Mark C. Klein, Pacific Grove

Mark C. Klein needs TWO parking spaces for his Cadillac.
Mark C. Klein
Mark C. Klein of Pacific Grove stands next to his 1975 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Klein bought the car from an estate in Illinois. It had 3,900 original miles on it.

Smarter resident sets it straight.

The last time I worked in any city including Pacific Grove I was told that downtown parking was for customers and employees had to park elsewhere and walk to work. In Pacific Grove you can park on off streets and Pine Avenue with no time restrictions. Mr. Klein’s way of thinking is let’s make customers drive around looking for parking while businesses stay empty — no wonder Pacific Grove is losing money.
Gary L. Page, Monterey

Letters From The Editor – Let Store Owners Take Up Parking Spaces
Letters From The Editor – Mark C Klein Is Wrong

Run The Short Term Rentals Out Of Town

And take the uncaring elected officials with them.

Tar And Feather Out On A Rail

A group of Pacific Grove residents have introduced a proposed initiative measure that would prohibit short-term rentals in the city’s residential zones.

They included the intent to prohibit short-term rentals in most residential neighborhoods, city’s efforts to regulate short-term rentals as unsuccessful and insufficient to curb the negative impacts of such rentals, and to ensure that Pacific Grove has adequate housing for city residents to remain the “city of homes” as provided in the City’s Charter, General Plan and Municipal Code. It also recognized that the city may continue to regulate short-term rentals in the Coastal Zone as long as those regulations protect the community and are consistent with laws administered by the California Coastal Commission. Lastly, it proposed prohibiting short-term rentals in designated residential districts without changing existing rules that permit home-sharing.

Run The Short Term Rentals Out Of Town

What's In The Bag, Chum?

Fishing in the wrong place at the wrong time.

A shark attacked a man spearfishing Friday afternoon in Stillwater Cove, Cal Fire said.The incident, which occurred at 1:38 p.m., left a significant bite to one of the man’s legs.
A Monterey County sheriff’s deputy who arrived at the scene applied a tourniquet to stop what was described by the Sheriff’s Office as massive bleeding.
The victim was transported to Natividad Medical Center, where his condition is currently unknown. His name or age has not yet been released.

What’s In The Bag, Chum?