PG Police On Maximum Enforcement. For Blankets Saving Places for FOL

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.
Ufos Take Beachgoers

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

P.G. Police: Your Feast Of Lanterns Blanket Beach Reservation Means Nothing

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.

Ufos Take Beachgoers

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

Pollution Advisory For Beaches. Again.

Seal posse Thom Ache-man’s bacteria pollutes beaches

Seal Posse Orange Sign

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

P.G. Pays Consultant $274K To Say “Fence Off The Shoreline”

Shoreline Management Plan = shoreline access 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.

closed for plants

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”

Fireworks Come Early

For those who love the smell of red phosphorus in the morning.

Pacific Grove Police said that the live red phosphorus U.S. military marine locater flare was found near Asilomar near and the 1400 block of Sunset Drive. After securing the area, the police notified the Monterey County Bomb Squad, who in turn contacted the Department of Defense Bomb Squad at Travis.

The bomb squad used explosives to blow up the device, which is used for military search and rescue operations and
drills.

Fireworks Come Early

Point Pinos Pedestrian Plucked From Perilous Perch

Seaweed Rocks

Like that one? Better headline than man rescued from rocks. And don’t try to get there in your all wheel drive Subaru, either.

The rescue took about 45 minutes at about 5 p.m., according to Pacific Grove Police. Sgt. Jeff Fenton was patrolling the beach front when he was flagged down about an injured person on the rocks off the shoreline in the 1400 block of Ocean View Boulevard. “I got there and did a quick assessment about where he was located on the rocks,” said Fenton. “Then I requested (the fire department) and suggested they bring the ladder truck from one of their special rescues that we’ve done.”

Upon their arrival, police officers assisted Monterey Fire and American Medical Response by helping to hoist the 54-year-old man in and up from the rocks using ropes and pulleys. The man, who is from New York, was then transported to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Point Pinos Pedestrian Plucked From Perilous Perch

Shoreline Paths: You’ll Walk The Way We Want You To

Forget going off the beaten path. Makes room for the John Denver Memorial RV Park.John Denver Rv Park

On Wednesday, the city will look to approve an agreement for the construction of its Great Tide Pools Trails project. In the session right before the meeting, council members will go on a field trip to the Great Tide Pools area which is adjacent to the corner of Lighthouse Avenue and Sunset Drive. It’s in the area that Dan Gho, director of public works, refers to as the Rocky Shores area. There council members will get an overview of where the boardwalk, pathway and walkways are to be constructed.

Shoreline Paths: You’ll Walk The Way We Want You To

Invest in Laurel Avenue Beachfront Property

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

El Torito Sewage Spill Closes Beach

Go easy on the frijoles, ok?

The bureau closed access to McAbee Beach around 10:35 a.m., after the Monterey Fire Department reported a sewage spill coming from El Torito Mexican Restaurant, located at 600 Cannery Row, according to the county officials.
The restaurant sits adjacent to the beach and right on the water’s edge.
The fire department learned of the spill sometime between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. when a person passing through the area called to report sewage spilling into the ocean, according to Monterey Fire Captain Barry Perkins.
The amount of sewage released into the Monterey Bay is unknown at this time, Supervising Environmental Health Specialist with Monterey County Marni Flagg said.

El Torito Sewage Spill Closes Beach
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