Moe Ammar Hates The Rain & The Olympics

Moe says the weather dampened the grabs for tourist dollars. IMO it was the normal high prices and lack of major celebrities at Pebble Beach. Traffic outbound in the evenings at 156 & 1 was heavier than usual.

Early signs are attendance and possibly ticket sales fell at this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Rain at the PGA Tour event did more than occasionally stop play — it kept many guests in their hotel rooms or, worse, at home.

“I totally attribute it to the weather,” said Moe Ammar, president of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce.

Ammar said he heard from locals who decided to watch the tournament at home because of the weather and guessed the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics also kept people indoors.

Moe Ammar Hates The Rain & The Olympics

AT$T Moves Antenna Towers To Motel

Cell antennas will replace the temporary ones that reduce dead zones at the cemetery. The radio energy paranoids have no opposition to the virtual farm of antennas atop the Holman building, free wifi at McDonalds or all those magnet induction streetlights that also emit radio waves.

Fake chimney in the front.
wilkies front

Fake chimney on the side.
wilkies side

The Pacific Grove City Council Aug. 21 upheld the Planning Commission’s approval of a cell-phone tower at a Lighthouse Avenue hotel, despite objections from activists who argued the radio frequencies could harm nearby adults, children at Parents Place and butterflies at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary.

The AT&T wireless telecom facility will include six 26.5-foot antennae housed within faux chimneys at The Wilkies Inn on Lighthouse Avenue, plus supporting technology. The cell tower will fill AT&T’s current coverage gap in that area of Pacific Grove.

AT$T Moves Antenna Towers To Motel

AT&T Moves Cell Tower For Better Signal In Dead Zones

dead zones

Frutchey said the cemetery site will be temporary, too, until AT&T finds a suitable permanent site.

The cell tower has been a source of some controversy. It was leased at the school site without city permission. School officials originally believed they had a one-year lease. And the tower drew criticism from residents who said the wireless tower poses health hazards to students, residents and butterflies at the nearby monarch sanctuary.

AT&T Moves Cell Tower For Better Signal In Dead Zones

Crosby 2010, Less Is More

Ollie says 48 fewer golfers is a positive step?

Crosby patch

The PGA Tour and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation announced that the tour’s Policy Board today approved the reduction of the professional field for the 2010 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 180 to 156 players. The amateur field consequently will be reduced by the same number.

“This is a positive step in our continual quest to improve the event,” states Ollie Nutt, president and CEO of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. “With the return of Monterey Peninsula Country Club to the rotation and the celebration of AT&T’s 25th year as title sponsor, this will further strengthen the experience for contestants and spectators alike.”

Crosby 2010, Less Is More