Motorcycle Race Celebrations – Guard Your Bikes

The crowds on Cannery Row are often victims of motorcycle thefts when the event is in town.

The 22nd edition of Race Night on the Row will start at 4 p.m., with Cannery Row closed to cars until 10 p.m. as motorcycles park along the street. The event is billed as the area’s most popular afterparty for the FIM Superbike World Championship, which will be making its only U.S. stop at Laguna Seca with races Friday through Sunday.

Motorcycle Race Celebrations – Guard Your Bikes

Cannery Row Caboose Rides Again

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Cannery Row Caboose

Ed Ciliberti of Pebble Beach told The Pine Cone that Monterey gave him a license for the 1916 caboose, which he purchased from local author Randall Reinstedt and his wife, Debbie. The state granted Ciliberti a seller’s permit this week.“I hope to have the new ground lease in the next few days for The Cannery Row Caboose,” said Ciliberti on the train car’s new business name.

Cannery Row Caboose Rides Again

Fish Prison Borgs Neighboring Building

Getting real close to Doc’s.

On July 13, the aquarium purchased a two-story, oceanfront structure located between its Open Sea exhibit wing and Pacific Biological Laboratories from Frances Yee for $2.4 million.

“The building at 810 Cannery Row was acquired from the family of the late Jack Yee, whose father, Won Yee, was the model for the character of grocer Lee Chong, proprietor of the Wing Chong Market,” Monterey Bay Aquarium spokesman Emerson Brown told The Pine Cone

Fish Prison Borgs Neighboring Building

End Of The Line For Cannery Row Caboose

Cannery Row™ is changing, along the lines of less Steinbeck and more Stockton.


Ciliberti purchased the historical caboose for $27,000 with the expectation to not only keep and maintain the piece of history and landmark in Cannery Row, but to also run an antique and collectibles business out of it as the previous owners did. He recently paid upward of $20,000 for the railroad memorabilia inventory owned by the caboose’s previous owners Debbie and Randy Reinstedt.

“I didn’t know – I purchased it with the idea of keeping and knowing that it would stay local and hopefully it would continue as a business,” said Ciliberti, noting that he had bought it under certain assumptions but had not yet talked with the city about it. “I recently purchased all the memorabilia with the hope to continue on the same path (as the previous owners).”

End Of The Line For Cannery Row Caboose

Not End Of The Line For Caboose On Cannery Row

Sold for lower bid for feelgood reasons.
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“I was really wanting to make sure that nobody out of the area was going to take it,” said Ciliberti, a Realtor with Keller Williams and Peninsula resident since 1982. “It’s a piece of history and a landmark.”
Although the Reinstedts received several offers with one prospective buyer willing to pay substantially higher than the asking price, Debbie Reinstedt said the couple feel good about the caboose’s new owner.

Not End Of The Line For Caboose On Cannery Row

Last Stop For Cannery Row Caboose?

C Row Caboose
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The 102-year old train car owned by Monterey Peninsula couple Randy and Debbie Reinstedt since 1974 is up for sale for $27,000.

Located between Prescott and Hoffman avenues and adjacent to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s new Center for Ocean Education and Leadership, the caboose has long been home to the couple’s antique and railroad memorabilia shop called Books, Bears & Railroad Wares. But the Reinstedts are now ready to let it go.

“My husband bought it and put me in it,” quipped Debbie Reinstedt, 79, noting that the couple has owned the caboose for 44 years and how difficult it’s been to reach a point of wanting to sell it. Randy Reinstedt, 83, is a noted Monterey Peninsula author.

Last Stop For Cannery Row Caboose?

Cannery Row Crime – Murder Suspect Caught

Never thought he’d be back in California so soon. Remember to stay out of the crossfire when visiting the ‘Row.

Jorge Luis Mendoza, the suspect in a November fatal shooting on Cannery Row, was extradited from Mexico and is now in Monterey County Jail, police said.

Mendoza, 21, was transported back to California on Saturday and turned over to Monterey police. He was booked on murder charges and his bail was set at $1.3 million.

On Nov. 23, 2016, police found Raul Melendez at the entrance to the Cannery Row parking garage, 601 Foam St., suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. First responders took Melendez, 28, to Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, where he died.

According to police, the original altercation started at the Giant Artichoke restaurant, 711 Cannery Row, which has since closed.

Cannery Row Crime – Murder Suspect Caught

Monterey Now Eyeing Aquarium For More Rent

P.G. not the only town looking under rocks in the tide pools for treasures.

Giant Salmon fish

On Tuesday night, the Monterey City Council voted 3-2 to hire an appraiser to evaluate the land.

Several residents spoke against the appraisal, asking why the city wants to spend $31,000 of the tideland fund, but Monterey City Manager Mike McCarthy says the lease agreement allows the city to perform rent review.

“Our lease with the aquarium for the tidelands requires a review on the rent,” McCarthy said.

One dollar per year is all the State Lands Commission wanted when the aquarium first asked to build on the tidelands in 1981.

Monterey Now Eyeing Aquarium For More Rent

Aquarium Grows More Tentacles

More 70s tourist destinations to demolish.
Cannery Row Square

the new four-story $30 million building will include five learning spaces/labs, a multipurpose room, office space for 35 staff members and a video lab. It will also feature an event center located on the top floor and have many features that qualify as “environmentally responsible,” such as solar panels on the roof. Its targeted opening date is 2018

As Cole explained, the bridge between the two buildings will actually be demolished, opening up the view down Hoffman and the new 25,000-square-foot building will be shorter than the current structure.

Aquarium Grows More Tentacles

Something Stinks At ATC

And it’s not kelp baking in the sun at low tide or squid drying on the shore like it was years ago.

American Tin Cannery

It looks like there were lessons learned after the failure to turn Holman’s into some kind of “World Class” transient stay place.

A group dubbed the Committee Against Measure X sponsored by Unite Here, Local 483, sent out fliers over the weekend to Pacific Grove voters declaring “Measure X is wrong” and asking voters to reconsider the measure because it allows a developer to avoid the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Woah, when the group that stands to gain power and money by making promises to a few hundred low wage hotel workers it against it there must be something under the covers going on.

The voters’ guide was mailed out, I like the bait this project is trying to use to hook y’all:

Recognition of Pacific Grove as a world-class destination and an innovative leader in conservation and sustainability

More like “How did this cute little town allow this to built?

Banquet, meeting, and reception rooms that will enable Pacific Grove to host large and small events, keeping that business in Pacific Grove

Look at the next line and tell me, who from P.G would use this place?

New luxury travelers who will patronize Pacific Grove restaurants, shops, and other businesses

The type of people that stay there will make the choice of Cannery Row or Carmel, not P.G.

State-of-the-art design, construction, and operational programs and technologies, as one of the world’s most sustainable hotels, that will save and recycle significant amounts of water and energy and reduce pollution and greenhouse gases

Ha! I knew someone would throw in the Substainable word once, but TWICE?

An ideal location at the edge of town that will help mitigate traffic impacts and provide additional needed parking for the City, resulting in reduced downtown congestion

Never mind that slow and getting slower traffic jam on Lighthouse Avenue to the tunnel.

A visitor and interpretive center and museum that will celebrate Pacific Grove’s extraordinary culture, its heritage and historic character, and its unequalled scenic beauty

A tribute to the scenery that will never come back

New revenues from transient occupancy taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes to support our library, police, fire department, parks, and other City services and operations

New opportunities for thieves.

Three hundred permanent high quality hotel jobs for workers of all skill and education levels, many of whom will be residents of Pacific Grove, plus hundreds of high quality construction phase jobs, many of which will benefit Pacific Grove businesses and residents

Most of the workers at hotels in PG cannot afford to live there. See the part about the traffic to and from PG.

At first it kind of appealed to me, keep the touristas at the border of town, pray that they stay on the ‘row and don’t bother me. But the thing is now sounding like the city whoring itself out to get a few bucks. Vote NO on Measure X.

Something Stinks At ATC