Is The Holman Building Cleared Of Asbestos?

Developer pays the $475,000 fine for improper disposal, about $19,000 per condo.

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Specifically, (District Attorney Jeannine) Pacioni said that inspectors with the Monterey Bay Air Resources District between November 2015 and September 2017 found that construction crews “had repeatedly disturbed asbestos-containing materials,” many of which had been identified in an asbestos survey of the building before the start of the renovation project.

While materials containing asbestos are supposed to be disposed of in containers intended for hazardous waste, workers at the Holman building threw the materials
away with regular construction waste, according to Pacioni, who said the developer and owner were cooperative throughout the investigation.

Is The Holman Building Cleared Of Asbestos?

Monterey Bans The Bandit Signs

Good. Political Signage

Monterey political candidates take note: No longer will you be able to stick signs in the ground on city property.

It’s not just political signs, but all signs that are placed on the public’s property will suffer scrutiny by the city’s code enforcement department. Of course there are exceptions, most notably the prohibition doesn’t apply to the use of city property for people who have a special event permit, license agreement, concession or a lease.

Monterey Bans The Bandit Signs

Be Vibrant! Attract Dog Lovers! Be A Destination!

Be all that, with a spokesdog.

Dog Owner Deposit

From beginning to end of the video, the pudgy little canine would pop in one shop, look around, and head out to sniff out his next adventure. There is a barbershop scene, and another as he sits critically in a golf cart commenting on a swing. In the end, he is sitting contentedly watching the sun set over the ocean waves.

One of the goals of the $6,000 video — shot by a KION crew — is to distinguish Pacific Grove as its own destination point.

Be Vibrant! Attract Dog Lovers! Be A Destination!

Blade Blowers Banned

One hired landscaper blows debris one way and another blows it back. Battery and electric blowers get a pass.

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“The direction we are moving in is enforceable, better for the environment, and will bring some noise relief to our neighborhoods,” councilwoman Jenny McAdams told The Pine Cone Sept. 19. “Carmel has had a successful prohibition of gas-powered leaf blowers since 1975. This is long overdue for Pacific Grove and I am grateful for Mayor Pro-Tem Robert Huitt’s leadership on this issue.”
The council’s unanimous decision directed city staff to work with the city attorney on amending its municipal code and return with a draft ordinance to be considered by the council. Councilmen Nick Smith and Joe Amelio were absent at the meeting.

Blade Blowers Banned

Park Presenting Play

Can I come early and put down a tarp?

Paraphrase said the rendition of the classic play, which will be produced Oct. 11-13, “extends its relevance to the Pacific Grove community.” “We’ve had music in the park before but never a play,” Chamber president Moe Ammar told The Pine Cone, who said the intent is to offer an outdoor theater experience similar to Carmel’s Forest Theater. “I’m excited about it and I hope it works.”

“Audience members can also choose to bring their own food, folding chairs, and blankets, and enjoy a picnic during the performance.”

Park Presenting Play

Great News! Holman Building Residences Sold Out

To part time visitors. For millions of dollars. Tax the smack on them.

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“We have been releasing them by floor,” Ruiz said. “Everything is sold except for the  fourth floor and one unit on the third floor.”
Prices will set records for Pacific Grove condos, with fourth-floor units ranging from $2,049,000 for a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath unit to $2,495,000 for a three-bedroom, two and-a-half-bath condo. Ruiz said that 85 percent of the sales have been to people who want to use the condos as their second homes.

Great News! Holman Building Residences Sold Out

Why So Few Monarchs?

Maybe the butterflies hate the tourists too. I certainly avoid places where they gather.

Butterfly Molesting

Roughly 30 people — sanctuary docents, volunteers and interested members of the public — gathered in the sanctuary Thursday morning to listen to Stuart Weiss, the chief scientist contracted by the city to develop long-term planning for the 2.5-acre site. Weiss described what goals he and the city want to accomplish to help monarchs, including dealing with tree species, microclimates and the plants monarchs rely on for nectar.

Why So Few Monarchs?