Bike riders always griping about walkers on the recreation trail. Keep your pedals off the foot paths and sidewalks.
A bicyclist in his 40s who was apparently riding on a footpath adjacent to Ocean View Boulevard in Pacific Grove this week fell onto a rocky beach and was taken to the hospital for injuries.
“He suffered traumatic injuries to his leg — possibly other injuries as well,” fire chief Gaudenz Panholzer told The Pine
Don’t Bring A Bicycle To A Footpath
Confirmed suicide. Name not yet released.
Suicide was determined to be the cause of death of a 56-year-old man whose body was found late last month near the ocean in Pacific Grove, a commander with the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office told the Pine Cone this week.
At about 12:30 p.m., officials recovered the body of the man on the west side of Ocean View Boulevard across from Crespi Pond near a vehicle turnout. While the cause
of death, at that time, was not known, foul play was not suspected.
Body Found At Shore Was Suicide
“At this time, a Pacific Grove Police detective is working with the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office in determining the cause of death,” police administrative services manager Jocelyn Francis told The Pine Cone.
While there does not appear to be any foul play related to the unidentified man’s death, Francis said the sheriff’s office had a dive team search the water for any evidence. Sheriff’s office spokesman Cmdr. Derrel Simpson told The Pine Cone that the man was from Monterey County and was 56 years old.
Dead Body Found At P.G. Shore
Are we sure the Fresno crowd will stay off the sand?
With continuing heat in the Central Valley, people’s options for recreation severely hampered by coronavirus-induced restrictions, and daily crowds at the beaches despite
rules limiting their use, public officials decided the safest way to handle the next big holiday is to shut them down. For Independence Day, the City of Carmel completely
closed its beach, while some other Peninsula cities restricted their use to water-based activities, not allowing anyone to be on the sand.
Beaches Closed. Moose Out Front Should Have Told Ya
Can always go to Modesto and be free as you can be.
The City of Monterey will be enforcing face masks and closing beaches for the Fourth of July weekend.
According to Hans Uslar, city manager, Del Monte, San Carlos and McAbee beaches will be closed on Saturday and Sunday of the upcoming weekend. Ocean activities will still be allowed.
I think it is crap, I mean everyone is sitting at home not doing anything how are you going to celebrate freedom if you guys can’t go anywhere, can’t do anything?” questioned John Feliciano of Modesto.
Beaches Closed For 4th Of July. Modesto Says ‘Crap’
Closed in the mid afternoon. Some enforcement, eh?
Right before Easter weekend, City Manager Ben Harvey gave the Pacific Grove Police Department the authority to immediately shut down any outdoor recreational area if too many people showed up and didn’t follow social distancing rules required under Monterey County’s shelter-in-place order. The parks and shore areas remained open.
Two weeks later, on Saturday, April 25, the beautiful sunny weather proved too enticing. Too many people showed up to Lovers Point Beach, at least in the estimation of PGPD. The department shut down the beach about mid-afternoon until further notice citing the lack of social distancing.
Rules Ignored, Beach Closed
P.G. is looking for more money to construct more restrictive pathways along the ocean front. 1 mile of “improvements” for @2,400,00.00. 454 per foot. Will they also put fiber in the sewers?
The city has proposed building a 5-footwide, .8-mile-long path seaward of Ocean View Boulevard called the Point Pinos Trail Project.It will connect from the existing curb-side trail near Acropolis Street west to the Great Tidepool.
While engineers estimate the construction is expect ed to cost $2 million, the city also needs $400,000 more to allow for contingency and project management and archeological monitoring, Gho said. The $2.4 million trail will largely be paid for with $1.8 million in tax dollars from the Coastal Conservancy. The city contributed $250,000 from its general fund via the Capital improvement program.
Guard Your Wallet
Last year they said you can save spots at your own risk.
Dawn on the day of the beach entertainment is the only time you can stake out a place. And someone has to stay with the blankets. I bet there will be some exceptions.
Last year dozens of blankets were laid out on the beach a week before the event. Police say that is not allowed this year.
PG Police On Maximum Enforcement. For Blankets Saving Places for FOL
I was a family spot saver for the Feast Of Lanterns for many years. On Friday night I would put down a tarp of the ground and then come back at about 11:00 am on Saturday to enjoy the day at the beach. I hated the few saved spots that were only occupied from 7:00 pm to closing. It’s gotten crazier with people saving places earlier in the week.
We want you to know, and please share with others, that if you place blankets on the beach you do so at your own risk. Be aware the tide might take blankets, other visitors who want to hang out or swim at the beach may move them, and so on.
Our message to staff regarding calls from community members wondering if they may move a blanket to hang out at the beach is, they most certainly can.
P.G. Police: Your Blanket Reservation Means Nothing
Seal posse Thom Ache-man’s bacteria pollutes beaches
The Monterey County Health Department has issued a Beach Advisory for Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove and Monterey Municipal Beach
There are various sources of bacteria such as marine life (i.e. seals, otters, and birds) and other animals; rainfall runoff; storm drains; and human activity. Rainfall is associated with increased bacterial levels due to runoff particularly in the area of man-made and natural storm drains such as culverts, streams and rivers.
Pollution Advisory For Beaches