Andronico’s Coming To Closed Nob Hill Store Location

Well they have a good location among the rest of the high priced businesses. Will they have cheap wine for the frequent shoplifters or Safeway offerings, Trader Joes parking with Whole Foods prices?

Nob Hill OOB

“We are excited to introduce Andronico’s Community Markets to the Monterey community,” Safeway spokeswoman Wendy Gutshall told The Pine Cone Wednesday.

Andronico’s — which is supposed to be open in the former Nob Hill spot by Thanksgiving — was a small San Francisco Bay Area chain that Frank Andronico, a native of Greece, opened in 1929 in Berkeley. While it once had nine locations,
it fell on hard times, and Safeway purchased its remaining stores, and now it plans to open one here.

Andronico’s Coming To Closed Nob Hill Store Location

Another Car Auction On The Golf Course

Wine tasting, concerts and a farmers market lining up to plant commerce on the grass instead of whacking balls with clubs.

Another red Ferrari

For the second year in a row, the California Coastal Commission has given Pacific Grove the OK to hold a high end automobile auction on the 18th Hole of the city’s golf course — one of many events that city manager Ben Harvey announced P.G. is planning to pursue at the scenic location.

Another Car Auction On The Golf Course

P.G. Police: Your Feast Of Lanterns Blanket Beach Reservation Means Nothing

I was a family spot saver for the Feast Of Lanterns for many years. On Friday night I would put down a tarp of the ground and then come back at about 11:00 am on Saturday to enjoy the day at the beach. I hated the few saved spots that were only occupied from 7:00 pm to closing. It’s gotten crazier with people saving places earlier in the week.

ufos take beachgoers

We want you to know, and please share with others, that if you place blankets on the beach you do so at your own risk. Be aware the tide might take blankets, other visitors who want to hang out or swim at the beach may move them, and so on.

Our message to staff regarding calls from community members wondering if they may move a blanket to hang out at the beach is, they most certainly can.

P.G. Police: Your Blanket Reservation Means Nothing

Every Election Needs A Politically Correct Candidate

Not This Pc Again

Seeking to bring diversity to the face of the city council, an emphasis on more green initiatives and policies that foster affordability for renters and buyers, Dionne Ybarra has announced her candidacy for mayor of Pacific Grove.

The candidate said her Mexican-American heritage represents one of many diverse groups that have come to live in P.G. from all over the world bringing different cultures, languages, and perspectives.

Every Election Needs A Politically Correct Candidate

Vacation Homeowner* Bill Peak Running For Mayor

A newcomer running against a status quo new comer. Doomed.

Vote Machine

Peake will face fellow Councilman Rudy Fischer, who has served on the council since 2010. Last month Fischer officially tossed his hat in the ring for November’s mayoral race. Fischer said he wanted to continue the council’s current policies and direction including improvements to the city’s infrastructure and noted the importance of upcoming roadway renovation

*From Coast Weakly October 9, 2014:

We recommend adding Bill Peake to the council. A newcomer to both the city and its political landscape, Peake is a retired Chevron engineer who bought a house in the city 25 years ago, but only moved in full time four years ago.

Vacation Homeowner Bill Peak Running For Mayor

Help Wanted: Firefighters

Union thought process – pick us or there may be lay offs. But no P.G. firefighters were laid off when their jobs were given to Monterey.

Neal Hurd, president of the Monterey Firefighters Association, said all of the Pacific Grove firefighters joined the Monterey Fire Department at the time of the merger.

Hurd said if Pacific Grove chooses to go with another agency to provide fire service, it could mean up to 12 positions would be eliminated leading to layoffs.

Help Wanted: Firefighters

Nader’s Next Hotel Plan Debated


Agha's Huge Holman Hotel

“The design has a contextual problem – context meaning the design within the realm you’re placing the building,” said Mark Brodeur, director of community and economic development, noting that the nearby Holman Building, museum and library each have a certain design. “They believe the Victorian architectural of the proposal didn’t fit within its context.”

Nader’s Next Hotel Plan Debated

P.G. Man Joseph Klotz Gets 22 to Life In Corcoran

Cyber-bullying and stalking.


According to testimony during Klotz’ trial earlier this year, he terrified the two women and organized an attack on one of them that left her face scarred and partially paralyzed. Prosecutor Danielle VanDamme tried the case, and in February, the jury convicted him of aggravated mayhem, criminal threats and stalking.

P.G. Man Joseph Klotz Gets 22 to Life In Corcoran

City Leaders Sued For Leading City On STRs

Out of town owners of houses turned into motels cry over resident’s wishes to remain residents.

Now represented by attorneys Timothy Sandefur, Christina Sandefur and Matthew R. Miller of the Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute, the couples’ suit names Mayor Bill Kampe and council members Robert Huitt, Ken Cuneo, Rudy Fischer, Cynthia Garfield, Bill Peake and Nick Smith as plaintiffs.

When this latest suit was filed in the Monterey Superior Court last week, of note was the page dedicated to it on the Goldwater Institute’s website, addressing how “home-sharing” has long been a way of life in Pacific Grove.

But P.G. resident and member of Pacific Grove Neighbors United Luke Coletti pointed to the distinction behind home-sharing and short-term rentals.

“Despite what the Goldwater Institute is claiming, the plaintiffs are not involved in Home Sharing,” said Coletti. “Instead, they operate an un-hosted whole-house short-term vacation rental (mini-motel). The lawsuit errs in conflating the two.”

City Leaders Sued For Leading City On STRs