Drink Up At The Golf Club

The hard stuff’s on the way to save us. Why is tax revenue always brought up when someone wants something?

Golf Club Drink

Point Pinos Grill operates inside a building owned by the city of Pacific Grove. Earlier this year, the restaurant operator said he applied for a full liquor license and hit a snag when the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control realized the use permit didn’t allow for the switch from just beer and wine to include hard alcohol.
Now the majority of city leaders said they’re willing to make the change, because it’s a restaurant just like any other in the city.

“The more revenue we have the more sales tax we collect and one again the more money that goes to (the city) and more people we employ, locally, who live locally and then spend their paycheck a locally,” said Point Pinos Grill operator Dory Ford.

Drink Up At The Golf Club

Favaloro Fences In The Tables So You Can Be Under The Table

Favaloros Fence

So is is a Cafe or is it a bar? The drama goes on about the loss of the sidewalk in front of Cafe Ariana.

In order to serve alcohol, some type of enclosure is required by the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control. The owners at Cafe Ariana feel the rug is being pulled out from underneath them.

“I think its kind of sad that there’s opposition to this because Pacific Grove has always been a sleepy town and I know we’ve been here for almost 21 years and it hasn’t been getting easier,” Favaloro said.

Favaloro Fences In The Tables So You Can Be Under The Table

Peninsula Teenagers Have Drinking Problem

What about the teachers? I remember one in particular at PG High. Don’t forget Frank Abbruzzetti the PGMS teacher that was arrested for operating a meth lab. Recently another teacher and meth story surfaced in the Bay Area – this one was videotaping the girls in the bathroom next to his classroom.

Forty-four percent of 11th-graders surveyed in the Peninsula’s high schools from fall 2004 to spring 2006 admitted to consuming some alcohol within the 30 days prior to the survey, compared to 37 percent in the county and statewide.

The data were gathered by the California Healthy Kids Resource Center, a state-funded repository of health education materials in Hayward, and analyzed by IMPACT for Youth, a organization in Pacific Grove focused on raising awareness about alcohol and drug abuse among teens.

Reducing alcohol consumption can also reduce some risky behavior among teenagers, such as drunken driving, Myer said.

Peninsula Teenagers Have Drinking Problem