Parking Subject Comes Up Again

Jean Byrne says any kind of revenue generating parking will drive away spenders. Don’t forget the merchants that take up spaces on Lighthouse all day – Victorian Corner, Hazaras and the like.

At least this one leaves the spaces for the customers and parks in the front of the bank.
free parking

Mr. Becklenberg said there are a number of options on parking revenue as the staff looks broadly at parking in Pacific Grove. He said they would be meeting with the business community and merchants in the near future.

committee member Jeanne Byrne said, “Pay station systems are not effective and they are a detriment to people shopping.”
chairman Tom McMahon said the difficult issue before the committee was to figure out how best to construct a survey of the business community and solicit their thoughts concerning paid parking.
Mayor Garcia said pay station parking should only be considered at the large parking lots in the community.

Parking Subject Comes Up Again

Union Disturbs Peace In Name Of What?

Last round the workers got 90 cents an hour over the term of the contract.

Union work

scores of union members armed with whistles, drums, placards, megaphones and leafets shouted bilingual phrases and taunts as they circled the historic center.They were not pleased with concessionaire Aramark’s proposal for a five year freeze on wages! This action, if implemented, would keep the pay of Asilomar’s house keeping employees at $12.74 an hour until 2016!

Are! They! Happy! To! Have! Apostrophes Exclamation Points! At! The! Bulletin! Or! What!

(thanks to Ted for the proofreading, even if he was technically wrong, the message got through!)
Union Disturbs Peace In Name Of What?

Take Another Count, P.G. Bulletin

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Rosy article in the Pacific Grove Hometown Bulletin says there’s just one empty storefront on Lighthouse ave:
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What? I counted four three empty businesses this morning:

The Hart Mansion – former restaurant (take this off the list since it’s a private residence for now)Hart Mansion

The Wachovia Bank – good location for a restaurant with outdoor tables.Wachovia

Primo – another former restaurantprimo2010

Hallmark – vacant for about 50 years it seems.
Hallmark 2010

Conclusion, I’m thankful for the free paper that is mailed to my home. I use it for a kitty litter pan liner.

Take Another Count, P.G. Bulletin

Moe Ammar In Deep Denial

Baghdad Moe

Moe Ammar, President of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, says “We are doing everything we can think of to encourage people to bring their businesses to Pacific Grove.”

Ammar pointed out that all business properties on the main street of Forest Avenue are occupied.

Well . . another art gallery on Forest Avenue is out of business after 11 months, on the same day as the Chamber mouthpiece paper’s publish date. Not that art galleries add any real commerce – this one is closed for good is closed only 4 hours more per day than the rest.

Gallery Christine

Using the art gallery practice, Moe can put an empty folding chair in every empty store front and call them “occupied”.
Gone Too

Moe Ammar In Deep Denial

Did The Mayor Call Mrs. Booth A Moron?

Dan Cort

Georgia Booth dared to stand up and speak out about being contacted by newcomer Thom “Belly” Akeman and his tree posse. Mayor Dan Court also seems to have gotten an email from Georgia, of which he forwarded to his wife. Too bad that she did not snip the Honorable One’s comments before replying to Mrs. Booth . .

Last week Ms. Booth received an email from Beth Cort, the mayor’s wife, responding to Ms. Booth’s concerns about the city’s role in “Trees for PG,” a private group. Ms. Cort’s email contained more than her response to Ms. Booth. Previous communications were attached to the email sent. Among them was an email from Dan Cort to his wife, which read, “Please set this moron straight. Thanks, Dan.

Coming up next week, Mayor Cort will jump a shark at Lovers Point . .

Did The Mayor Call Mrs. Booth A Moron?

P.G. Bulletin Pulls Another Proofreader Boner

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Klatch Meeting at Black Forest Coffee – in GATEWAY CENTER?PG Bull 090705

Well, maybe that does make sense – think about those “regular attendees” to council meetings like Dilworth, the Willoughbys, Alene, Fischer, etc.
Gateway Center

Gateway Center is a “Residential Program serves clients ranging from the moderately functioning to the profoundly disabled, providing 24-hour care and supervision.”

Country Club Gate is where Black Forest Coffee is, along with the best taqueria – Michael s, the best market – Save Mart and the best pizza – Domino’s.

It’s been written here before – the mass of PG leaders does not acknowledge the southernmost part of PG, the forbidden zone that lies beyond that stoplight at Sunset & Forest. It’s all “Grove Market this” and “Art Gallery that” when thinking about P.G. services and businesses.

P.G. Bulletin Pulls Another Proofreader Boner

Parking Time Limits Lowered – Bulletin Opposes

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The City Council unanimously rejected installation of parking meters on Central Avenue; but not before laying the groundwork for what may be future problems including more budget challenges.

As an alternative to the lost meter revenue, Councilperson Scott Miller suggested changing the parking sign time limit from two hours to ninety minutes, saying “our parking enforcement guy made a killing down there. He would write 64 tickets a day and many of them from there” (Scott Miller was speaking as to the time he was Chief of Police). Wasn’t the two hour limit for parking on Central Avenue imposed to allow ample time for people to have a meal and do some leisurely shopping without fear of citation?

That was the intention of the two hour limits – however it looks like businesses take up a majority of two hour spots, leaving a precious few for those “leisurely shoppers”

Favaloros Truck
Victorian Corner Chevy
Victorian Corner Ho
Favaloros Suburban
Favaloros truck in december
Ohflowers van
Grand ave artworks
Hazaras van

Parking Time Limits Lowered – Bulletin Opposes

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Can I sue someone who says or writes something defamatory about me?

In order to prove defamation, you have to prove that what was said or written about you was false. If the information is true, or if you consented to publication of the material, you will not have a case.

Search the Herald for some research. I did and was surprised to find another article about domestic violence, financial troubles and more at another one of the Favaloro’s restaurants. Check it out, December 14, 2004.

No slander here

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