Burglar Caught After Citizen Witnesses Break In

Don’t mess with South of Sinex.

Salinas resident Marcus Swingle, 29, was climbing out of the window of the Forest Hill Ace Hardware located at 1136 Forest Ave. in the Fairway Shopping Center at around 4 a.m. The officers were there to greet him.

Officers credited an observant citizen who had noticed someone who appeared to be breaking into the store. The citizen subsequently notified the police, providing them with a run-down of what the suspect was doing.

Burglar Caught After Citizen Witnesses Break In

Traffic Calming Coming To Forest Hill

Traffic Calming
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TMAC looks forward to more “bump outs” like at Forest and Lighthouse, more raised dividers like on Central and throw in a couple of ridiculous Marina style roundabouts.

Pacific Grove residents may be looking at a more pedestrian-friendly portion of the Holman Highway corridor in the future.

That’s because of a study produced through a partnership between Caltrans, the Transportation Agency of Monterey County and the city of Pacific Grove that is looking at ways to change Forest Avenue and Sunset Drive to make them more bicycle-friendly and conducive to pedestrians.

Traffic Calming Coming To Forest Hill

Forest Hill Too Good, Let’s Ruin It

Traffic Calming
Coming soon to Forest Hill. Roundabouts, bumpouts, unused bike lanes, and other “traffic calming improvements” to bring the war on cars to another Pacific Grove roadway much like Central Avenue. Just the thought is costing taxpayers $150,000.

Some of the design solutions on the table include extending sidewalks and slowing down vehicle traffic with narrower turn lanes.

Leaders charged with making Highway 68 a safer place for everyone in Pacific Grove took to the streets Wednesday to identify key problems.

Recently a $150,000 Cal Trans grant was allocated to study ways to improve all modes of transportation along Highway 68 within Pacific Grove city limits.

“We are looking at the physical corridor to see where the issues really lie and where the problems are,” Ariana Green with TAMC said.

“It’s really sad all of the accidents, all of the fatalities. Just in the last year there have been three fatalities and seven accidents with pedestrians getting hurt, so it’s pretty bad,” Moe Ammar with the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce said.

Forest Hill Too Good, Let’s Ruin It

A Starbucks In Safeway Is Fast Food?

The Safeway up on Forest Hill did remodel a few years back. I could not tell the difference, the place is still cramped and hard to shop in
.Safeway Forest Hill

Anyway, they do have a deli where prepared take-out food is sold, so what’s the big deal? At least they are not trying to sell tacos.

Safeway wants to remodel its store to include a Starbucks, but the city has had a law on the books limiting “fast-food” businesses since 1980.

On Wednesday, the Pacific Grove City Council will consider whether a coffee bar within the store constitutes a “fast-food” business or is an integral part of the store itself.

A Starbucks In Safeway Is Fast Food?