Asilomar Conference Grounds Is Open To Non Infected Visitors

Asilomar Tent Rooms

Hope they double disinfected it. Could be bad for business knowing that a collection of coronavirus victims were sequestered there.

“Asilomar was the first facility to shut down in March of 2020 when the governor decided to house the passengers of the Princess Cruise Ship Discovery at the grounds,” said Moe Ammar, the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce president.

The conference grounds reopened twice since the beginning of the disruption to business due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asilomar Conference Grounds Is Open To Non Infected Visitors

Pebble Beach Coyotes Working Asilomar

Like, carry a gun in coyote country.

“I hear this barking and it just sounds like you’re a normal dog. So I looked behind me and I said to you, OK, there’s a dog up there. And I’m like, it’s not really dog, is it?” Lindsey said.

“And next thing I know the coyote is coming from the rocks all the way down down to the beach.”

Duke and Lindsey start walking down the beach while she is still calling for Duke to continue moving forward away from the coyote.

Lindsey said, “We got about 10 yards away and I look over and the coyote is parallel with me, probably about six feet away. And that’s when I realized he wasn’t necessarily after me. But he was stalking Duke.”

Lindsey said this went on for about five minutes and a good distance down Asilomar. She kept an eye over her shoulders until the coyote was out of her sight.

“I watched him all the way down to the other end of the rocks and he actively stood there standing his ground, barking, not even howling, just barking like your average dog,” Lindsey said.

Pebble Beach Coyotes Working Asilomar

Officials Quiet On Asilomar Cruise Ship Passengers

Don’t need a riot on the beach.

State officials on Wednesday said they will not disclose whether 21 patients housed at Asilomar Hotel and Conference Center in Pacific Grove have tested positive for the coronavirus, but are saying those individuals are highly isolated from the public and that the concern should be focused on the people who have the virus and are walking freely around the county.

Officials from the California Office of Emergency Services on Wednesday refused to say whether the Asilomar patients had tested positive, only that they were not sick enough for hospitalization. They did not return voicemails or emails requesting comment.

Officials Quiet On Asilomar Cruise Ship Passengers

Cruise Ship Passengers Will Stay At Asilomar

Asilomar Tent Rooms

Monterey County District 5 Supervisor Mary Adams, who represents Pacific Grove, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has specific criteria for sites that can be used for quarantines. She said that’s why the state chose Asilomar to quarantine the passengers.

“Asilomar, a state-owned facility, is one of the places that was identified,” Adams said. “So as the people up in Oakland were trying to parse out all of the folks around the state to different places, each one going to a spot that was the right level of care for them, there were people who were identified that should be able to come and stay at Asilomar.”

Local politicos remind us that they did not invite or volunteer to take in the passengers. Might be bad for elections.

Pacific Grove Mayor Bill Peake said state officials informed City Manager Ben Harvey Tuesday afternoon.

“The city was not part of any decision-making process to bring people to Asilomar,” he said. “We learned of this after the fact, pretty much at the same time the public learned that the state had decided to bring people to Asilomar.”

Cruise Ship Passengers Will Stay At Asilomar

DOJ and OES Come To Town

Welcome the TLA agents
US Marshals

“We are (guarding the area) now,” said one U.S. Marshall staffed at a Sinex Avenue entrance into the quarantined area of the conference center. The U.S. Marshall asked that his name not be used because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Behind the U.S. Marshals, staff from the California Office of Emergency Services wearing bright orange gloves were working on a staging area for individuals being brought in or out of the makeshift facility. Crocker Avenue between Sinex Avenue and Sunset Drive has been closed to traffic. Crocker borders the quarantine area.

DOJ and OES Come To Town

Coronavirus Comes To P.G.

Cruise ship passengers will be quarantined at Asilomar Conference Grounds. Nothing to help a speedy recovery more than being stuck there.

Asilomar Tent Rooms

During a press conference on Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Monterey County would house some of the evacuated passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship that tested positive for coronavirus.

According to Monterey County District Supervisor Chris Lopez, the handful of passengers coming to the county would be quarantined at Asilomar Hotel & Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove.

Monterey County District Supervisor Mary Adams who represents that part of the county, said four to eight people are expected to be housed at the hotel. The hotel was selected because it meets all of CDC’s guidelines for quarantine.

Coronavirus Comes To P.G.

 

Ecofarmers Ecomeet At Ecosilomar

Sounds scary. Are they set up to take away farms from white farmers and kill them?

The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission since 1981 is to promote health, social justice and ecologically sustainable farms. Noting the often lack of diversity among the presenters, EcoFarm four years ago formed a diversity advisory committee to address the problem.

Ecofarmers Ecomeet At Ecosilomar

Making Asilomar More Accessible

Funded by fees on those whale tail license plates.

That’s thanks to a grant from the California Coastal Commission, which was used to purchase a sand-friendly beach wheelchair and beach walker for disabled visitors to the beach and Conference Grounds.

“I think this site is a really good place for that money to be spent because we have so many people staying here because of the conference grounds,” said Lisa Bradford, an interpreter there who handles tours and educational programs. “There’s a built-in audience here.”

Bradford applied for the grant money that purchased the new equipment. Funding in the amount of $3,470 paid for both the wheelchair and walker and came out of the Coastal Commission’s Whale Tail Grants Program, which distributes money for programs that educate about the value of coastal resources.

Making Asilomar More Accessible

Surfer Rescues Kayaker At Asilomar

Tyler Scheid from Carmel is the hero.

As Scheid paddled out, the kayaker tried to reach shore but the kayak capsized. Scheid said he paddled over to the man, got him on his surfboard and paddled to shore.

Scheid said the man told him he had been out on the water overnight because he couldn’t make it through the surf to shore. Fire department personnel gave him aid. Scheid said the man was hypothermic and dehydrated.

Surfer Rescues Kayaker At Asilomar

Sheriff’s Son Arrested Again

Sheriff Scott Miller’s son was arrested by probation officers on Tuesday in Pacific Grove after he allegedly stole “well over $1,000” in goods from Asilomar Conference Grounds, State Parks officials said.

Asilomar superintendent Eric Abma said Jacob Miller, who is in Monterey County Jail, stole phones, iPads, at least one laptop, and a “couple” of purses on Thursday and Friday.

Abma said he could not specify where the items were stolen from or if they were taken from people attending a conference.

Sheriff’s Son Arrested Again