Why Are There More Sharks In The Bay?

Think about it when seeing all those sea lions having babies on the fenced off shore.

Hungry Alien Sharks

David Ebert is the executive director of the Pacific Shark Research Center based at Moss Landing Marine Labs. He has participated in several programs, most recently working to catch and tag a megamouth shark in Taiwan.

He believes the Marine Mammal Protection Act has somewhat helped the shark population. More marine mammals for sharks to eat means more sharks.

Why Are There More Sharks In The Bay?

Sea Otter Population Shrinks While Shark Population Grows

Hmmm, them scientists might be on to something.

The most recent sea otter census, released by the organization earlier this month, showed a continued downward trend in the number of both adults and pups in California.

August encounters with adult great whites are consistent with findings from a research team led by biologists from Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station. By placing electronic tracking tags on 179 sharks since 2000, they’ve documented that adult great whites congregate near sea lion and elephant seal breeding colonies in Central and Northern California between August and February.

Sea Otter Population Shrinks While Shark Population Grows

Sheriff: “Jails Are A Dangerous Place To Be”

So do your best to stay out of them.

“Jails and prisons by their very nature are violent institutions and I’ve always said we need a new jail and more deputies,” the sheriff said. “We’re no different than any jail around the state. We all share the problem of overcrowding.”

However, he said, “Nothing could have stopped what Jesse Crow did. He was very determined and it was very well thought out.”

Sheriff’s Cmdr. Mike Richards confirmed Monday that Crow used parts of his bed sheet to hang himself. He used the same sheets to tie his cell door closed to delay deputies who found him hanging. He waited until the early morning hours, when other inmates were sleeping, and hanged himself after a bed check.

Sheriff: “Jails Are A Dangerous Place To Be”

Pet Store Owners Growling At New Dog In Town

It this not what’s wrong with P.G. these days? Low volume specialty stores that contribute less in sales tax revenue think that they are entitled to some kind of protection by the city. That kind of thinking drives me out of town to shop.

Six small, locally owned P.G. pet businesses – Stone’s Pet Shop, Best Pets and Posh Pets, plus three grooming services – are leading a protest of the chain store they say could shut them down.

“They’re picking on the little kids on the playground,” says Stone’s co-owner Tom Radcliffe.

Radcliffe is upset Pet Extreme plans to open a store just a short sprint from Stone’s, into the 7,000-plus-square-foot space vacated by Hollywood Video in the Country Club Gate Center.

CC Gate video store

Pet Store Owners Growling At New Dog In Town

Letters From The Editor – Who Sticks Up For Dilworth?

His partner, the raccoon hugging ex-councilperson Terrence Zito.

David Dilworth is without doubt one of Pacific Grove’s finest native sons! His achievements in the areas of environment and democracy are legendary. No one attends as many local and area-wide meetings as Dave, not to further his own interests, but looking out for his fellow citizens and their quality of life.

Letters From The Editor – Who Sticks Up For Dilworth?

Gangs On Arkwright Court – Tag It Obvious

Arkwright Ct

Pacific Grove Police have been fielding calls from concerned residents after a gang member was arrested on Jan. 14 for drug and probation violations. He was living on Arkwright Court.

Commander John Nyunt admits the town does have some gang members that live and work in the community. He says, he’s seen more Surenos than Nortenos in the area. Many of them who have been drawn to escape the violence in other parts of the peninsula or who have family members who live in PG.

“I think the reality of the situation is people have to work and they will find work where there are places to live,” says Nyunt. “But I think all communities have some type of gang activity or gang influence in their community.”

Unfortunately to gang members “work” means robbing, stealing and killing.

Gangs On Arkwright Court – Tag It Obvious

Deer Dangerous to Drivers

Time to send in the mountain lions to help control the deer population.

Mad Deer

When she felt the giant jolt to her car and heard the thunderous thud, Tove Andreassen’s first thought was something like, “Oh, dear.”

“Oh, deer,” would have been equally appropriate.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 150 people are killed and more than 10,000 are injured in deer accidents every year.

These figures are probably low. Deer accidents are generally under-reported, and besides, as Palmisano noted, the numbers don’t include lots of deer-related accidents.

“Sometimes drivers swerve to miss a deer and end up hitting a tree instead,” she said.

Deer Dangerous to Drivers