Still No Weed Work In P.G.

Butterfly weed

Can still grow your own and not have to deal with storefronts with guards or crime associated already with medical dispensaries.

Noting the difference that medical marijuana had made in her life, Karen Owen asked council members what would be served by banning the delivery of cannabis to the city.

“I’m sad to not see the tax dollars coming here to P.G.,” said Owen.

“I remember within 1,000 feet there was not a liquor store in P.G.,” said Owen, noting that it often found its way across the border of Monterey. “It’s the same situation now.”

“Why is Pacific Grove throwing away foot traffic, business and tax revenue for something that is going to be legal and never illegal again?” asked Chris Mitchell, who also spoke publicly before the council.

Former mayor Carmelita Garcia said background checks should be required for those growing pot plants.

Like Pacific Grove, Carmel, Monterey, Sand City and Soledad currently prohibit commercial cannabis activity.

Still No Weed Work In P.G.

Short Term Rental Apps To Collect Taxes

Should also collect licensing fees and share the profits with inconvenienced neighbors.

“We wanted to enter into an agreement with Airbnb because they’re the biggest platform in the vacation rental market,” said Pacific Grove City Manager Ben Harvey. “What this will do is require anybody who is renting (a short-term rental) through Airbnb to remit the (transient occupancy tax) at the time they book their rental with Airbnb collecting it at that time.”

As agreed upon, Airbnb will collect transient occupancy tax for every listing in Pacific Grove’s 93950 zip code

Short Term Rental Apps To Collect Taxes

Two Years After Massive Sewage Spill, MRWPCA Believes Pump Is Fixed

City Councilman Rudy Fischer also serves as Monterey One Water’s chairman of the board. Didn’t know that.

Also, MRWPCA changed it’s name to Monterey One Water sometime after the sewer spill. We have some creative and corporate savvy people there I’d say.

In all, nine pump stations exist in Pacific Grove with seven of them belonging to the city and two, including the one along Ocean View Boulevard, belonging to Monterey One Water.

While Jennifer Gonzalez, engineering manager for Monterey One Water, wasn’t quite as optimistic as Fischer in terms of the project being done by Sunday, she said when it is finished it will provide more reliability.

“We want reliability in all or our pump stations,” said Gonzalez, noting that the pumps need to be operational for the wet weather season, which Monterey One Water considers to officially begin on Suday. The station “is approaching 35- to 40-years-old at this point. Some of the valves have gotten to the end of their useful life.”

Fischer also noted the renovation is in response to the sewage spill that occurred in May of 2015.

Two Years After Massive Sewage Spill, MRWPCA Believes Pump Is Fixed

Moe Even Uses Tragedy To Promote Tourism

John Denver plane
20 years since the pop performer plunged at Point Pinos.

Add to the list of Stupid things Moe Says:

“I was there within five minutes when they pulled him out – when the national news was here,” recalled Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar, about the incident. “As much as I hated to admit it, that put P.G. on the map.”

Even now, Ammar said he gets inquiries on a weekly basis from people who come in to the Chamber looking for where Denver’s plane went down.

Moe Even Uses Tragedy To Promote Tourism

Another Piece Of P.G.'s Soul Gets A Makeover To Be Marketed

1999 BF Parade Control

Dixie Lane has another ‘gig’, after attempting to gut and transform the 2009 Feast Of Lanterns to some kind of multiculturalism experiment then abandoning all traditions in 2010 is out to mess up the Butterfly Parade, with help of Moe Ammar.

Sad to see the small town family events get gutted and made into an sideshow of marketing and a bus ride.

The local pageant and accompanying activities, part of the traditionally two-day event that have taken place since 1939 (excluding during World War II), are getting a makeover thanks to The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove’s board member Dixie Layne. Layne was responsible last year for putting together the new 90-minute bus tour featuring the Pacific Grove landmarks from the lives of Monterey Peninsula residents John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts.

Another Piece Of P.G.’s Soul Gets A Makeover To Be Marketed

Newcomer Akeman Wants Less Newcomers

I felt the same way 30 years ago when Ache-man the news reporter moved here and wrote articles and later an instruction manual for moving to the area. The man does not realize he’s been part of the problem all along,

Tom Acheman

“There are times it’s like living in an airport terminal,” Thom Akeman says of the sounds of rolling luggage and loud voices of vacationers on his street located near downtown. Akeman served on a subcommittee that advised the city before last year’s revision, but he says residents’ concerns were not adequately considered.

Newcomer Akeman Wants Less Newcomers

P.G. School Kids Discover 3-D Printing

“It’s better than just reading something from a textbook,”
You know, some dedication to the industrial arts just might make school interesting. I always liked pounding nails more than pounding in college prep.

For their practice round, students can print one object as long as it adheres to three rules: it has to be useful, school appropriate and small.

William Newsome, 13, printed a saxophone mouthpiece that he was able to use as soon as it was completed. After blowing out some notes, he said it felt better than his regular, hard-rubber mouthpiece.

Adrian Ayala, 14, was thinking about printing a small case. He had never seen a 3-D printer at work before.

“It’s better than just reading something from a textbook,” he said.

P.G. School Kids Discover 3-D Printing