Monterey has a Zoo? Oh it’s an “Animal ranch for film and television in Monterey,California with Bed & Breakfast, educational program, tours and animal training school.” In Salinas.
Cannery Row attracts over 5 million visitors per year.
While the report shows Cannery Row ranked No. 1 most frequented attraction in Monterey County, Old Fisherman’s Wharf was ranked No. 2 and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, No. 3. The top three destinations showed increases from the previous year.
Other attractions named by visitors in order of popularity were: State park or beach, 17 Mile Drive, Point Lobos State Reserve, historical attractions, any art museum or gallery, wine tasting tours, missions, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the Monterey Zoo.
Fish Prisons And The Zoo Are Top Attractions
Ray Magsalay cites odor but I think it’s just intolerance.
Bruiser, the pot-bellied pig that was booted out of his Pacific Grove home, has yet to actually leave. That’s despite his owners Lisa and Mark Hanes being ordered to relinquish their beloved pet.
Instead, the Hanes continue to hope things change as fees to keep Bruiser while they wait for an appeal continue to escalate. Since August 22, the Hanes have had to pay a fine of $50 a day. On Tuesday that fee escalates to $500 a day.
Pork Payments Piling Up
P.G. is famous for stories about fussy neighbors. Could be chickens, wind chimes or the assumed ownership of the street parking spaces.
Lisa claims her neighbor tried to sabotage their efforts to keep their pig. even photoshopping feces into pictures of their backyard to use against them. After more complaints, yesterday the city yesterday decided the pig must be moved outside the city and the family must pay the city nearly 500 dollars in administrative costs. The Hanes family is appealing the decision.
And This Little Piggie Gets Evicted From P.G.
Careful, Yogi. Carmel shoots them out of trees.
The black bear was caught in Monterey Sunday morning by California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers. Officers used tranquilizer guns, and the bear was not injured.
Shortly after, wildlife officials released the male bear back into the wild, deep in Los Padres National Forest.
Don Kelly of the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife said the bear most likely wandered into residential areas looking for food.
Bears Vacationing In P.G.
The animals will get first rate care, what about the people living in the house?
A small historic home in Pacific Grove was declared uninhabitable Wednesday after authorities found it crammed with dogs and cats in “shocking” conditions, the SPCA for Monterey County said.
The house was cluttered with piles of clothing, trash and garage, along with feces and urine, the SPCA said.
There were 18 dogs, including four small puppies, locked in three small back rooms. The stench of ammonia from urine was so strong that fire officials recommended that animal rescuers use protective gear.
Two cats were also taken from the home in the 400 block of Fountain Avenue.
Pet Hoarder Discovered On Fountain Ave
Well all that talk was just talk, the businesses in P.G. are just about back to the old habits.
This week we once again have the oh so special Fandangos leaving the trash wide open to the gulls:
And the Sea Breeze Motel & Cottages continues to spit in the face of the town.
The birds are taking out the electrical lines. Times get tough, perhaps they were planning to steal the copper wire so they could buy some french fries.
An errant seagull knocked out electricity service to about 2,000 PG&E customers in Oakland on Tuesday, according to the Oakland Tribune.
It seems the bird flew into a set of wires near 4th and Franklin Streets at 6:45 a.m., the newspaper reported.
The gull was electrocuted and died when the bird’s two wings made contact with two wires, turning the avian creature into a live circuit.
(KRON 4 NBC)
Meanwhile, Oakland Has A Different Gull Problem
CVS clerk at Lighthouse Avenue store in Monterey.
When police showed up at a Monterey woman’s workplace Wednesday morning to arrest her for animal hoarding, they discovered she also had a cat in her trunk.
Police Arrest CVS Clerk For Animal Abuse
You may get arrested.
Dragan Djuric, 50, of Wichita, Kansas, and his wife were eating ice cream New Year’s Eve on the boardwalk at Main Beach when a flock of birds attacked them, Laguna Beach police Sgt. Jeff Calvert said.
One bird hit Djuric’s wife in the head and tried to take the ice cream. Djuric was defecated on.
The couple dropped the frozen food and Djuric began hitting the birds with a stick, Calvert said.
Djuric was cited and released on suspicion of animal cruelty.
Don’t Feed The Gulls, Or Fight Them Off