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

Custom House Plaza Cracking

Gods my me angry over the removal of the fountain to make room for more fake events.

Eric Abma, Asilomar superintendent with the Monterey State Historic Park office, said: “We’re investigating the cause but we’re not entirely sure – it’s possible that there’s a water leak under there.”

While the cracks were initially noticed on Sunday when the Monterey History Fest vendors were set up, Abma said they’re not the first crevices to appear there.

“We’ve had other cracks down there,” said Abma. “They’re not entirely new but definitely more significant on Sunday then we’ve seen before.”

Custom House Plaza Cracking

Cannery Row Crime – Murder Suspect Caught

Never thought he’d be back in California so soon. Remember to stay out of the crossfire when visiting the ‘Row.

Jorge Luis Mendoza, the suspect in a November fatal shooting on Cannery Row, was extradited from Mexico and is now in Monterey County Jail, police said.

Mendoza, 21, was transported back to California on Saturday and turned over to Monterey police. He was booked on murder charges and his bail was set at $1.3 million.

On Nov. 23, 2016, police found Raul Melendez at the entrance to the Cannery Row parking garage, 601 Foam St., suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. First responders took Melendez, 28, to Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, where he died.

According to police, the original altercation started at the Giant Artichoke restaurant, 711 Cannery Row, which has since closed.

Cannery Row Crime – Murder Suspect Caught

Consuelo's Restaurant Bugatti Replica Up For Sale

Back before the light painter was at 361 lighthouse there was Consuelo’s, The car was the restaurant’s rolling advertisement.

 Consuelos Bugatti 1

History of the Vehicle: ‘Consuelo’s’ and ‘361 Lighthouse’ are painted on both sides of the vehicle. This is an address in Monterey, California that used to be Consuelo’s Mexican Restaurant. It was in a historic building called ‘The Green Building’ which is named after Harry Green.

Consuelo’s Restaurant Bugatti Up For Sale

Wharf's Gateway To Be A Chain Bulk Candy Store

Now that’s what every visitor to the wharf wants, quantity over quality.
Wilford Brimley diabeetus
I prefer some hand made treats down at Carousel Candies

Bulk confectionery store Candy Land is taking its barrels of salt water taffy and bins of lollipops to Fisherman’s Wharf. The candy shop has signed a lease with the city of Monterey for the frontage space located at 6 Fisherman’s Wharf where Sam Balesteri’s Wharf Front gift shop and The Coffee House used to reside.

Wharf’s Gateway To Be A Chain Bulk Candy Store

Fish Prisons And The Zoo Are Top Attractions

Monterey has a Zoo? Oh it’s an Animal ranch for film and television in Monterey,California with Bed & Breakfast, educational program, tours and animal training school.” In Salinas.

Cannery Row attracts over 5 million visitors per year.

While the report shows Cannery Row ranked No. 1 most frequented attraction in Monterey County, Old Fisherman’s Wharf was ranked No. 2 and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, No. 3. The top three destinations showed increases from the previous year.

Other attractions named by visitors in order of popularity were: State park or beach, 17 Mile Drive, Point Lobos State Reserve, historical attractions, any art museum or gallery, wine tasting tours, missions, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the Monterey Zoo.

Fish Prisons And The Zoo Are Top Attractions

Balesteri's Vacates Fisherman's Wharf

City wants more Cannery Row style franchise stores and their sky high rents. Times are changing, catch a part of the Old Fisherman’s Wharf while it’s still there.

Balesteri said the city wanted to double the rent at the location in the new lease, and while he did not give the exact price, he said the proposed rent was in the neighborhood of $9,000 a month.

The space Balesteri’s rented included three business fronts, in addition to the coffee shop and the gift shop the owner of Paluca Trattoria sublet the restaurant space. Paluca will remain open and has worked out a separate deal with the city.

Balesteri’s is the first of two family owned businesses vacating the wharf over lease negotiation problems. Liberty Fish is not re-upping its lease and is expected to leave early in 2017.

Balesteri’s Vacates At Fisherman’s Wharf

Monterey Now Eyeing Aquarium For More Rent

P.G. not the only town looking under rocks in the tide pools for treasures.

Giant salmon fish

On Tuesday night, the Monterey City Council voted 3-2 to hire an appraiser to evaluate the land.

Several residents spoke against the appraisal, asking why the city wants to spend $31,000 of the tideland fund, but Monterey City Manager Mike McCarthy says the lease agreement allows the city to perform rent review.

“Our lease with the aquarium for the tidelands requires a review on the rent,” McCarthy said.

One dollar per year is all the State Lands Commission wanted when the aquarium first asked to build on the tidelands in 1981.

Monterey Now Eyeing Aquarium For More Rent

New Monterey Police Arrest Log July 2016

YJ1600778 HUDGINS, MAURICE JAMEL 11/11/78 37 MANAGER M 07/04/16 2147
Arrest Location = 1 CUSTOM HOUSE PLAZA , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/04/16 2156 Arresting Officer = MORGAN
B 600 194 BLACK BROWN
Transfer to Cnty Jail Release Time = 2241
10851(A) VC F VEHICLE THEFT $10,000
20002(A) VC M HIT AND RUN:PROP DAMAGE $3,500
1203.2(A) PC M VIOL OF PROB $7,500

YJ1600793 GUEVARA MAJANO, JOSE GERARDO 08/11/89 26 M 07/07/16 1948
Arrest Location = 417 CANNERY ROW , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/07/16 1959 Arresting Officer = MORGAN
H 503 150 BROWN BROWN
Release Time = 0618
11377(A) HS M POSSESS CNTL SUB $5,000
594(A)(1) PC M VANDALISM:DEFACE PROPERTY $1,000

YJ1600803 TANCEL, ROBERT ALFRED 11/06/33 82 M 07/09/16 2201
Arrest Location = LIGHTHOUSE NB CURV AV , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/09/16 2211 Arresting Officer = HOLDEN
W 507 160 BROWN GREEN
Release on Cite Release Time = 0542
23152(A) VC M DUI ALCOHOL $5,000
23152(B) VC M DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT $5,000

YJ1600798 LEDFORD, TIMOTHY SCOTT 09/22/61 54 M 07/09/16 0017
Arrest Location = LIGHTHOUSE NB CURV AV , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/09/16 0040 Arresting Officer = GRAY
W 600 250 BROWN BLUE
Release Time = 0500
20001(A) VC F HIT AND RUN:DEATH/INJURY
3056 PC F VIOLATION OF PAROLE:FEL 1605155266 OUTSIDE WAR

YJ1600803 TANCEL, ROBERT ALFRED 11/06/33 82 M 07/09/16 2201
Arrest Location = LIGHTHOUSE NB CURV AV , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/09/16 2211 Arresting Officer = HOLDEN
W 507 160 BROWN GREEN
Release on Cite Release Time = 0542
23152(A) VC M DUI ALCOHOL $5,000
23152(B) VC M DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT $5,000

YJ1600809 RAMIREZ, MIGUEL 11/01/80 35 COOK M 07/11/16 1950
Arrest Location = 700 CANNERY ROW , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/11/16 2003 Arresting Officer = HOLDEN
H 506 180 BROWN BROWN
Release on Cite Release Time = 0323
484(A) PC M THEFT OF PERSONAL PROP $3,500

YJ1600819 HENRIQUEZ, JOEL ALEXANDER 10/10/96 19 COOK M 07/14/16 0041
Arrest Location = LIGHTHOUSE AV , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/14/16 0048 Arresting Officer = OLNEY
H 508 210 BLACK BROWN
Release on Cite Release Time = 0934
21510(B) PC M CARRY SWITCHBLADE KNIFE
647(F) PC M DISORD CONDUCT:ALCOHOL $3,500
1203.2(A) PC M VIOL OF PROB

YJ1600821 GARCIAMARTINEZ, LORENZO JUAN 07/21/88 27 RESTAURANT M 05/16/16 1704
Arrest Location = 386 LIGHTHOUSE AV , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/14/16 1051 Arresting Officer = MORGAN
H 506 135 BLACK BROWN
Release on Cite Release Time =
20002(A) VC M HIT AND RUN:PROP DAMAGE $3,500
22106 VC I START/BACKUP VEHICLE:HWY $3,500

YJ1600822 PHILLIPS, LESLIE LEGENDRE 04/01/61 55 UNEMPLOYED F 07/14/16 1748
Arrest Location = 550 CENTRAL AV , PACIFIC GROVE Booked Date = 07/14/16 1816 Arresting Officer = OLNEY
W 506 125 BROWN BROWN
Release on Cite Release Time = 2118
459.5 PC M SHOPLIFTING

YJ1600830 CHAVEZ, RAFAEL ARTURO 07/07/93 23 UNEMPLOYED M 07/16/16 0044
Arrest Location = FOAM ST , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/16/16 0057 Arresting Officer = HOLDEN
H 508 170 BROWN BROWN
Transfer to Cnty Jail Release Time = 0455
23152(A) VC M DUI ALCOHOL W/ONE PRIOR $10,000
23152(B) VC M DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT $10,000

YJ1600838 BATES, LAWRENCE 11/24/59 56 GOLF CADDY M 07/17/16 1758
Arrest Location = 775 LAINE ST , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/17/16 1812 Arresting Officer = PINKAS
B 602 200 BLACK BROWN
Release on Cite Release Time = 0910
23152(A) VC M DUI ALCOHOL $5,000
23152(B) VC M DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT

YJ1600841 JEWETT, DANIEL LESLIE 05/11/57 59 NONE M 07/19/16 1642
Arrest Location = PRESCOTT/LIGHTHOUS , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/19/16 1722 Arresting Officer = VANETTI
W 604 200 GREY HAZEL
Transfer to Cnty Jail Release Time = 1725
22435.2(B) BP M POSS SHOP/LAUNDRY CART $3,500
1203.2(A) PC M VIOL OF PROB $5,000
11357(B) HS I POSS MARIJUANA 28.5- GRMS $100

YJ1600861 HERNANDEZ, JOSE ALEJANDRO 08/15/91 24 UNEMPLOYED M 07/24/16 1759
Arrest Location = LIGHTHOUSE/HOFFMAN , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/24/16 1853 Arresting Officer = SEAVER
H 507 170 BLACK BROWN
Transfer to Cnty Jail Release Time = 1905
3056 PC F VIOLATION OF PAROLE:FEL

YJ1600864 BYRUM, HARVEY DALE 06/20/88 28 NONE M 07/25/16 0629
Arrest Location = ARCHER/DAVID AV , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/25/16 0651 Arresting Officer = MOSQUEDA
W 509 160 BROWN GREEN
Transfer to Cnty Jail Release Time = 0652
273.5(A) PC F CRPL INJ:SPOUS/COHAB/DATE $20,000
273.6(A) PC M VIO ORD:PREVNT DOMES VIOL
166(C)(1) PC M CONTEMPT:VIOL PROTECT ORD

YJ1600869 BOATMAN, ENOCH EDWARD 04/07/66 50 DISABILITY M 07/27/16 1955
Arrest Location = RECREATION TRAIL RD , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/27/16 2008 Arresting Officer = VANETTI
W 510 170 RED BROWN
Release on Cite Release Time = 2330
484 PC M THEFT $7,500
485 PC M APPROPR LOST PROP $7,500

YJ1600876 SPRENGEL, MICHAEL CHRISTIAN 09/07/67 48 M 07/28/16 1615
Arrest Location = PRESCOTT/LIGHTHOUS , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/28/16 1805 Arresting Officer = JENKINS
W 510 200 BROWN BROWN
Transfer to Cnty Jail Release Time = 1805
647(F) PC M DISORD CONDUCT:ALCOHOL $3,500
1203.2(A) PC M VIOL OF PROB $7,500

YJ1600887 FULLER, DAVID ALBERT 09/30/80 35 UNEMPLOYED M 07/30/16 2047
Arrest Location = WAVE/DAVID , MONTEREY Booked Date = 07/30/16 2100 Arresting Officer = OLNEY
W 509 155 BLOND BLUE
Release on Cite Release Time = 2223
459.5 PC M SHOPLIFTING $3,500

New Monterey Police Arrest Log July 2016