Ron Schenk, who worked regularly at the Paciﬁc Grove thrift store he founded two decades ago, wants to set the record straight: He did not “retire” from his job, he was ﬁred. In November, Schenk, 82, the founder of the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop on Forest Avenue, was told by the president of the board of directors for the local chapter of St. Vincent de Paul Society that the board wanted him gone.
Another Colon-Jello come-here gets the ax. Lots of mismanaged public works projects under her watch such as the clear cutting of the butterfly trees.
By the way, can someone clean up that downtown juxtaposition of American flags, paper lanterns and X-mas lights and focus on one season at a time?
Celia Perez Martinez, Pacific Grove’s public works director for the past four years, has been terminated from her job.
The reasons for her separation from the city are confidential personnel issues, all four city officials said.
Martinez, a Salinas resident, was hired by the city Jan. 15, 2006, as public works supervisor under then-City Manager Jim Colangelo. She was named business manager May 8, 2007.
Occupancy rates have been slipping since mid-September, and while November through late January are typically slow for tourism, the current slowdown is more pronounced, said Bill Perocchi, chief operating officer
On Friday, the company cut 24 management positions and five hourly jobs from its payroll.