Even the bad teachers get the payout. Their union protects them all.
On average, the retired teachers and administrators worked for 37 years in the education system and only one worked for less than 30. The districts from which they retired include Salinas Union High, Monterey Peninsula Unified, Greenfield Union, Monterey County Office of Education, Pacific Grove Unified, Santa Rita Elementary, Carmel Unified, North Monterey County, Gonzales Unified and Soledad Unified.
Pacific Grove Unified, with an average yearly pension of $81,887 per retired educator, and MPUSD with $58,588 are among the 10 districts on the Central Coast with highest pensions for their teachers, according to the California Policy Center.
Mark Bucher, president of the California Policy Center, a conservative-leaning, self-described free-market think tank which published the data, said the release of the figures was done to “challenge the popular conception of the poor retired teacher struggling to get by on a fixed pension.”
Bring back the rock and roll of the sixties/seventies. That’s when 1240 AM was great.
Saul Levine, owner and president of Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters Inc., said the new format, which debuts Monday, will blend standards recorded by legends such as Doris Day, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and Dean Martin with modern interpretations of the classics by contemporary performers like Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Bublé and Steve Tyrell.
Pacific Grove police officers were called to Arkwright Circle around 6 p.m. There they found Leif Rowan arguing with residents of the apartment complex.
Witnesses told police Rowan had been shooting at kids with the BB gun, hitting one child but not causing injury. They said he then threatened to hit a resident while brandishing a metal horseshoe, battered a 16-year-old and was ultimately restrained by the teen’s father.
The 38-year-old victim was at the Safeway parking lot on Forest Avenue about 9:30 a.m. when a woman asking for a job approached her. The victim offered the suspect a ride, not knowing she was armed with a handgun, Pacific Grove said.
Once in the car, the suspect took out the weapon and threatened to harm the mother and her children if she was not taken to a location in Salinas, police Sgt. Jeff Fenton said.
When police arrived on scene, they saw 19-year-old Jeffrey Rutt of Pacific Grove, inside the apartment and called for him to come out. However, Rutt refused to comply. So police called the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department for assistance.
Guns were drawn and officers used a bull horn to get Rutt to come out. After an hour, Rutt surrendered. Police arrested him for being under the influence of a controlled substance. They don’t know if Rutt lives there, but do know he’s been to that apartment from time to time.
Officers said they responded to the 500 block of Grove Acre Avenue after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area, and they found Manuel Amorin in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
According to police records, Amorin was recently released from jail after posting bail for another drug-related incident.