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

 

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

Asilomar Conference Grounds Getting Upgrades

Asilomar Gardens
Six Flags Over Asilomar failed to be approved again.

Operators of the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove are in the middle of a $20.5 million upgrade and a major component of it should be completed by May.

. freshly-paved roads and new handrails . . part of the improvements are free WiFi, fire pits and the return of a pingpong table on the deck of the social hall.

Whoah, getting kind of risky there with that wi-fi stuff. I think there are two telephones and no TV sets in the entire place.

Asilomar Conference Grounds Getting Upgrades

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?