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
Shoreline Management Plan = shoreline restriction rules.
Remember when you could park on both sides of Ocean View at Asilomar and take your sweetie and a blanket to the dunes? Now it’s all going the don’t touch just look from over the fence rule.
The initiative, which is aimed at looking at ways to protect future public access along the shoreline while enhancing the area’s natural and cultural resources, will examine both challenges and opportunities involved in that endeavor moving forward.
The City hired Bay Area urban planning consultant Eisen/Letunic, which specializes in healthy and sustainable communities, for the preparation and development of the plan at a cost of $274,400.
P.G. Pays Consultant To Say “Fence Off The Shoreline”
The Monterey County Health Department has closed San Carlos Beach after a sewage spill Friday contaminated the water.
Health officials also recommend no swimming or contact with storm drain water, which may be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, protozoa or chemicals and could cause serious illness.
Sewage Spill Closes Beach
Might pay off in 50,000 years.
According to the Pacific Grove Public Works Department, steady erosion along the coastline is not to the point where immediate action needs to be taken, however it no longer can be ignored either.
“We’ve retained Haro, Kasunich and Associates to do the study,” said Public Works Director Daniel Gho.
That study, which is planned to begin soon, will look into different scenarios the City could take.
Invest in Laurel Avenue Beachfront Property
Lovers Point Beach has been posted with an advisory due to high levels of bacteria found in samples taken on June 2.
The beach will remain posted with the advisory until bacteria levels are safe for recreational water contact according to state guidelines.
Beach Bacteria Blocks Bathing
The shoreline and recreation trail are definitely not safe after dark.
Just after midnight, an officer contacted a man parked near the ocean front on the 1600 block of Ocean View Boulevard. The man was allegedly in possession of a loaded and concealed weapon on himself and having drug paraphernalia in his vehicle.
Santos Gervacio Benitez, 18, of Salinas, was arrested and booked into Monterey County Jail.
At 11 a.m. an officer saw a man smoking marijuana adjacent to the waterfront on the 1700 block of Sunset Drive. Another man was contacted near the water. Both men, under 21, were found in possession of alcohol and had been illegally collecting marine life from teh tide pools.
Alvaro Miranda, 20, and Jesus Miranda Gonzalez, 19, both of San Jose, were arrested on suspicion of a minor in possession of alcohol and illegally taking animals from a marine sanctuary.
P.G. Shores Attract Crime
Interesting. What is given up in order get bestowed with these tax dollars? No fireworks shot over the water?
On Thursday, the state water board announced it had awarded the city a $3.3 million grant to fund part of a planned $4.8 million project aimed at improving a storm drain and sewer pipelines near the beach. The drain and pipelines are believed to be the source of poor water quality due to human bacteria contamination. The beach is regularly subject to public warnings and closure due to poor water quality.
$3,000,000 To “Improve Water Quality” At Lovers Point
Nevermind the humans, close the beach for sea lions.
At a March 5 P.G. City Council meeting, numerous volunteers who help protect the seals urged the city to install bigger fencing to protect them. But before they even spoke, city
manager Tom Frutchey told the council that the city “will go ahead, and even without coastal commission approval, erect a more substantial barrier.” The city installed the lattice fencing not long after the meeting.
Rules Are For Others, Not Kemp And Frutchey
Plumbing contractor sends sewage down storm drain, public works lets drain empty to ocean.
Both the MFD and the Monterey County Health Dept. were informed by MPW last night that the diversion pump had been switched on, Ramirez says, but this morning the health department was informed by MPW that the switch was still turned off. Ramirez could not elaborate as whether the error was mechanical or human, but a statement issued by the health department earlier today said it was a “mechanical failure.”
Monterey Sewage Closes The Beach In P.G.