If Anyone Should Know About Gulls, The US Navy Does

But do the New York company’s solutions used by the Navy School work on Western Gulls?

The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey seems to have found a way to keep ever-present, garbage-munching gulls from landing and nesting on its rooftops.

And neighboring Pacific Grove is taking notice.

The type of system NPS uses was one of the topics of discussion last week at a gull summit in Pacific Grove, as plans move forward for cleaning up the mess left by large Western gulls and trying to find solutions to reduce the numbers of roosting birds — especially on the flat roofs they love.

Seagull Control Systems LLC, a New York company, specializes in rooftop grid systems with wire or monofilament line — like fishing line — that owner Barry Fast says is foolproof in preventing gulls from landing.

By the way – Pacific Grove Juice N’ Java has returned to it’s old ways – picture taken August 10:

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If Anyone Should Know About Gulls, The US Navy Does

Seagull Summit Declares Problem Is Solved

The gulls that are mucking up downtown are not Sea Gulls, but Western Gulls. Y’all aint got a SEAgull problem, pardner.

Woohoo Gull

The hot topic forced the meeting to move from a small, Jewell Park meeting room, across the street to the museum. That’s where museum executive director Lori Mannel set the record straight. There is no such thing as a sea gull, she said, explaining that the circling, squawking hordes over Pacific Gull are Western Gulls — never found far from the ocean.

Anyway, readers of LighthouseAvenue.com no doubt can recall back in 2009 when the Dumpsters Of Commerce story was posted to illustrate my opinion that downtown’s bistro owners showed little respect for the town and it’s citizens. The constant violators from back then were checked recently and (surprise!), no wide open trash receptacles.

Seabreeze Motel
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Mandos
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Lighthouse Cinema
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Fandango
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PG Plaza – a little loose
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Peppers
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17th Street Grillee
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P.G Juice N Java – kind of sloppy
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Not all is rosy –
Some crows were picking up berries from the ground behind Peppers
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Favaloros leaves garbage uncovered in the alley
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City trash can with no cover
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Grapes Of Wraith Catering – this is shared (obviously) with a medical office in the Central Medical Clinic. The lid was up, there were medical records laying there. HIPAA issues possibly, but no food scraps.
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Check back in a week – see if there is no longer a gull problem.

Seagull Summit Declares Problem Is Solved

Moe Holds Seagull Summit

Is the Mercedes getting dirty from bird poo these days?
Chamber Of Poop

Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar said there is no immediate solution to the stinky situation, but in response, a Seagull Summit is being held at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Jewel Park. The summit will include a panel of experts.

Business owners said the city needs to roll up its sleeves and clean up the sea birds’ mess because pedestrians’ shoes are tracking gull droppings into local restaurants and creating a potential health hazard.

Hey business owners, you are required to clean the sidewalks outside your store.

Moe Holds Seagull Summit

Still Sustaining The Gulls – Open Dumpsters In Pacific Grove

Long running story here on the blog, the Dumpsters Of Commerce, where Pacific Grove businesses show their lack of regard for the health and safety of the town. Some have improved, notably Mando’s and Fandango. Others still don’t give a darn and continue to violate health codes.

Let’s look at Juice & Java, yep wide open
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Juice & Java food garbage feeding the gulls & rats:Dumpster Juice Java 171213 2

Peppers Mexicali Cafe also serves the birds
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Come and get it!Dumpster Peppers 171217

Too much for one birdGull At Brunch

Call up the guests and have a brunch party. Then poop on everything.
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In motion!

Better Than A Distressed Seagull Alarm, It’s Hawks Hunting Prey

Until two months ago, thousands of shrieking seagulls would converge on the Marina landfill every day, distracting workers, pecking through trash and pooping everywhere.

The coastal birds have long flocked to the dump to feast on a smorgasbord of landfill leftovers, such as fast food, chicken bones and rotting fruit.

But that’s all changed. There are new birds in town, and they’re shaking things up.

“I don’t know where the seagulls are,” Monterey Regional Waste Management District general manager William Merry told The Pine Cone. “But they are not here.”

Since March, the MRWMD has contracted with a Turlock company to release falcons and other birds of prey to drive all but a few of the seagulls away.

I know where the gulls are, they are feasting from open dumpsters in P.G.Zocalos woohoo seagull
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Better Than A Distressed Seagull Alarm, It’s Hawks Hunting Prey

The Once A Year Passionfish Green Hoax

Lather, rinse, repeat. As long as this poof piece is reported every year, remember it’s about green in their wallets.

You should see the mountains of landfill-destined garbage and rubbish that this restaurant generates. Look at the grease encroaching the sidewalk leaking from their overflowing dumpster. See the other trash cans blocking the sidewalk. This “green” business practices is a farce.

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From:
http://gallery.mac.com/lsharpe#100020&view=grid&bgcolor=black&sel= (link dead – admin)

Passionfish also holds the designation of being Monterey County’s first green certified restaurant. Cindy, the daughter of a fisherman, serves on the advisory council for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and is a member of the Seafood Choices Alliance. During the past few years, she has been inducted into the California Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame, been named a “California Woman of the Year” by state Assemblyman John Laird, and been among 10 finalists for the International Seafood Champion’s Award.

The Once A Year Passionfish Green Hoax

Employees Must Wash Hands . .

after taking out the trash. And touching bird poo. Ask, is the kitchen as clean and safe as the trash?

Is it Peppers Cafe? (taken May 22, 2009)

Is your wine cellar open to rats and full of germs like this garbage area, Fandango’s?(taken May 22, 2009)
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Is that organic free range carrot juice safe after someone took out the boxes, P.G. Juice & Java? (taken May 22, 2009)
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Employees Must Wash Hands . .

Dumpsters Of Commerce, 2009

There’s lots of concern over carbon emissions and other mythical hazards, but still there every day, putting real health hazards at your feet (and hands, arms, head etc) is the healthy seagull population. The gulls are well fed by the downtown merchants (and even the city this year) that leave garbage uncovered.

We can always count on Fandangos on 17th Street to leave the finest garbage out in the open

Fandangos 5/17/09
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Fandangos 5/19/09
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and P.G. Juice & Java keeping the open garbage behind a wall but perfect for a birds’ eye view

P.G. Juice & Java 5/19/09

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P.G. Juice & Java 5/20/09

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Keep a watch on Zacolo, Lighthouse Cafe, Peppers, Grapes O Wrath, etc. New to the game this year is the City Of P.G. with their own sidewalk garbage. 3 cans in a row on Lighthouse with no covers. Way to go P.G.

Uncovereld Cans

Dumpsters Of Commerce, 2009