Fish Prison Calls Off Family Visits

Do the fish get lonely with no crowds looking at them through the glass cells?

Aquarium Kalisas

“Unfortunately, we had to make the tough call to cancel it this year,” said Monterey Bay Aquarium Chief Operating Officer Cynthia Vernon in an email. “Ongoing effects of the extended closure such as staffing considerations, significant revenue loss, and the timed reservation system are among the challenges that led us to the decision.”

The Community Open House is the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s annual event for residents in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties to come and enjoy the aquarium free of charge throughout a week in December. The Community Open House is made possible in part by the support of its business partners and contributions.

According to the aquarium’s financial information, it lost about $43 million in revenue and support in the year ending Dec. 31, 2020. Admissions alone decreased 85% during that time, though its contributions and grants increased about 19%.

Fish Prison Calls Off Family Visits

Sexual Assault Of Juvenile Puts Two In Jail

Wright And Aquino

According to a news release, on Sept. 23, Monterey police received a tip from another agency that a sexual assault happened in the city of Monterey.

During the investigation, they discovered 55-year-old John Wright and 20-year-old  Orlando Aquino of San Francisco met their juvenile victim online.

The victim and the two men eventually met in the city of Monterey where they allegedly sexual assaulted the person. One of the men, Wright, is a sex offender who was living in the 600 block of Lighthouse avenue in Monterey but failed to register as a sex offender under California’s Megan’s Law. Wright was convicted in 1985 for lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old.

Sexual Assault Of Juvenile Puts Two In Jail

Did Climate Change Get Ashley Lauren Paulsworth Arrested?

Maybe it was just fog.

Police log, August 15, 2021. Domestic abuse and child cruelty according to Monterey Police.

Click this picture for the full police log page:
Ashley Lauren Paulsworth Arrest

Booked at 2032, released at 0405 $20,000 bail.



She’s the “Substainability Program Manager” for Monterey County.

Ashley Lauren Paulsworth Report

Did Climate Change Get Ashley Lauren Paulsworth Arrested

Tsunami Hotline – Seismologists Are Standing By

\Cornered Tsunami hot line

Of all the Monterey Peninsula cities, Monterey would suffer the greatest inflow of seawater in the event of a tsunami, although the swells would also inundate areas of Pacific Grove, Carmel, Seaside and Pebble Beach.

The changes from the 2009 maps and the ones just released by the California Geological Survey, part of the state Department of Conservation, aren’t dramatically different, but varied enough to add warnings to new areas of the city.

“They have increased the map area by several blocks in the downtown area, to the west and south,” said Nat Rojanasathira, Monterey’s assistant city manager.
For example, the new maps show warning areas coming all the way up to Pacific Street covering more of the Old Monterey area, passing over the top of Fremont Street at Abrego Street, surrounding the Naval Postgraduate School and now reaching all the way to Highway 1 along Camino Aguajito.

And in Seaside, the area already susceptible to both sea-level rise and tsunami threats along Laguna del Rey has been expanded into neighboring residential areas by a few blocks.

In Pacific Grove, the new maps cover neighborhoods inland of Ocean View Boulevard all the way up to Surf Avenue and then continuing down along Sunset Avenue. In Pebble Beach, the maps show portions of 17-Mile Drive potentially underwater, including Spanish Bay,

Tsunami Hotline – Seismologists Are Standing By


Ex Mayor Recovers Stolen Bicycle

Carmel Mayor sees something and says something

at around 3:30 a.m. March 18, a security guard at the Monterey Plaza Hotel saw someone smash a glass door at the Mad Dogs & Englishmen bike shop and called police, who soon arrived to discover “someone had broken in and stolen a high-end electric bicycle.”

Having seen their post and photos of the bright red e-bike, former Mayor Steve Dallas was in Seaside shopping for his mother the next morning when he saw a group of men standing around a bike that seemed out of place. “I was getting something for my mom at Smart & Final and came back to the car with some drinks for her, looked up and saw this red bicycle,” he said. He recognized it as the e-bike stolen from Blevins and Watson — who opened their first Peninsula bike shop on Mission Street in Carmel several years ago — so he called Seaside P.D.

Ex Mayor Recovers Stolen Bicycle

But Weed Smokers Are Peaceful, Right?

Going where the money and paraphernalia is

On January 31, 2021 at approximately 7:52 p.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to 484 Lighthouse (Smoke Shop) regarding an armed robbery.

On investigation, MPD officers learned that the suspects posed as potential customers when they entered the business. Suspect #1 pointed a black semi automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The suspects stole cash and merchandise

But Weed Smokers Are Peaceful, Right?

Life Has Not Been Good To Scott Russo

Living it the way  he chose to.

Scott Russo in 2005, arrested for robbing the Kragen Auto Parts store he managed

Scott Russo  in 2020
Scott Russo 2020

On November 28, 2020 at approximately 6:57 p.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to Mandeville Court on a report of a burglary in progress at a closed business. The person reporting the incident observed the suspect inside the business removing items before leaving in a pickup truck. Responding officers located the truck on Highway 68 and stopped it.

The driver of the truck was identified as Scott Russo, 47 years-old of Monterey. Russo was found to be on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for a previous conviction of burglary and had an outstanding felony arrest warrant for burglary. Russo was arrested and in possession of burglary tools and a small amount of cocaine. Officers searched the truck and located stolen property that
had been taken from the business on Mandeville Court.

Life Has Not Been Good To Scott Russo

Woman Attacked While On Recreation Trail

Not a safe place nowadays, morning noon or night.

Rec Trail Assault

According to police, a woman was jogging on the trail near Seaside State Beach around 6:40 a.m., when she was grabbed from behind and groped.

The woman was able to fight off the man and he ran from the area toward Sand City. Police said a witness chased after the man but was unable to stop him.

Woman Attacked While On Recreation Trail

Crafty Gunsmith Standoff

See what I did there?

Monterey police officers tried to arrest Alan Smith at his home on the 700 block of Oak Street at about 3:24 p.m. Monday as part of an investigation into a report that he had manufactured a “zip gun,” a makeshift weapon designed to fire live ammunition, and possessed ammunition.

Aware that Smith had previously made similar weapons and often carried knives, police tried to talk him into surrendering using negotiations and de-escalation tactics and deployed officers with crisis intervention training

Didn’t work. A Taser Gun settled the standoff.

Crafty Gunsmith Standoff