Monterey Getting $8,000,000 For A Short Section Of Recreation Trail Improvements

Eight Million Dollars for “to go from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Coast Guard station”. The money is coming from a grant (taxes) called the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 that was sold to the tax payers as an investment to fix our roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California. As usual, Governor Moonbeam lies about where our tax dollars are spent.

At least put some lights up and maybe a few 911 phones to cut down on the rapes, robberies and assaults that happens on that dangerous trail.
Recreation Trail Vandalism

“Solutions for congested corridors are usually for Los Angeles or San Francisco so one of the things that we try to do with this grant is highlight the importance of offering an environmentally friendly and alternate form of transportation,” said Andrea Renny. She said that by creating a smoother running trail, drivers could be swayed to become bikers, therefore the improved Rec Trail could also serve to alleviate congestion on the road. And while some have advocated for the need to separate the bicyclists and pedestrians in that stretch of the trail, Renny said that the Parks and Recreation Master Plan calls for widening the trail first before other alternatives can be considered.

Monterey Getting $8,000,000 For A Short Section Of Recreation Trail Improvements

Change It To Monterey Regional Water Pollution Creation Agency

Not a repeat from 2015’s What Do You Smell, Ralph?

Raw wastewater flowed onto the Rec Trail and into the Monterey Bay from about 7 to 8:30 p.m. after a power surge caused the pump station’s electrical equipment to fail, according to Mike McCullough, government affairs administrator of the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency.

“All of the bumps and power surges — sometimes that can throw some of the electronic equipment into chaos,” said McCullough, who noted that shortly after the incident, officials from the agency successfully hooked up another generator to do the pumping that needed to be done.

Change It To Monterey Regional Water Pollution Creation Agency

Pipe Bomb On Recreation Trail

First it was just rouge bicyclists, murderous attackers, robbers and stabbings, now we have pipe bombs to contend with,

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The Monterey County sheriff’s bomb squad detonated a suspected pipe bomb Tuesday night after the device was found at the side of a popular trail, police said.

The bomb squad was alerted after officers went to the bike trail along Ocean View Boulevard near 10th Street and Berwick Park about 7 p.m. to check out the device.

The bomb squad used a remote control robot to secure the device and to fire an explosive charge that destroyed it. There was explosive material in the device, McSorley said.

Pipe Bomb On Recreation Trail

P.G. Shores Attract Crime

The shoreline and recreation trail are definitely not safe after dark.

Just after midnight, an officer contacted a man parked near the ocean front on the 1600 block of Ocean View Boulevard. The man was allegedly in possession of a loaded and concealed weapon on himself and having drug paraphernalia in his vehicle.

Santos Gervacio Benitez, 18, of Salinas, was arrested and booked into Monterey County Jail.

At 11 a.m. an officer saw a man smoking marijuana adjacent to the waterfront on the 1700 block of Sunset Drive. Another man was contacted near the water. Both men, under 21, were found in possession of alcohol and had been illegally collecting marine life from teh tide pools.

Alvaro Miranda, 20, and Jesus Miranda Gonzalez, 19, both of San Jose, were arrested on suspicion of a minor in possession of alcohol and illegally taking animals from a marine sanctuary.

P.G. Shores Attract Crime

No Parole For Trail Stabber Jason Blad

Good.

Jason Blad, now 33, pleaded guilty more than a decade ago of attempted murder for the attack, perpetrated by himself and another Marine, Jesse Jay Carson. The two were students at the Defense Language Institute at the time of the attack. Carson was convicted at trial of the same charges. Both were sentenced to life in prison.

The two men stabbed the woman 12 times and slashed her throat twice before leaving her for dead on the trail in November 2000. At the trial in Monterey County Superior Court, the victim told jurors she’d pleaded for her life and tried to get away, but the two pinned her to the ground and began stabbing her on each side.

Tuesday, parole board members met at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo for Blad’s latest parole hearing, but denied his bid, according to California Department of Corrections spokesman Luis Patino. He will not be eligible for a parole hearing for another three years.

No Parole For Trail Stabber Jason Blad

Bicyclist Hits Child On Trail, Ditches

Carmel Pine Cone Police Blog

Instead of hollering “bike in the rear”, put the brakes on.

Pacific Grove: Subject reported he was riding his bicycle eastbound on the bike trail. Announced “Bike to the rear,” as he approached a group standing in his lane of travel. As he attempted to ride around the group, an 11-year-old girl ran into his path. He struck victim’s arm with his bike, and he fell off of the left side of the bike. He received scrapes along the left side of his body and forehead. The pedestrian was not injured, and she gave the same account of the incident as the cyclist. She said she became confused. Her mother was also present. The subject was treated by fire personnel on scene and elected not to go to the hospital via ambulance.

Bicyclist Hits Child On Trail, Ditches

Recreation Trail Robbers Arrested

The recreation trail is always a dangerous place to be, can get robbed, assaulted or hit by a surrey.

The man was walking about 10:45 p.m. near the northbound Lighthouse Avenue curve when he was attacked and robbed, police said.

The man suffered facial injuries, but declined medical aid. No suspects were found in the area.

About an hour later, a Monterey patrol officer made a traffic stop on a car in the 800 block of Del Monte Avenue. That led to the arrest of five people and discovery of stolen property from the robbery, police said.

Three of the five people were booked on charges of robbery, conspiracy and possession of stolen property, police said.

The suspects were identified as Jamarius Ballio and Chico Glover, both 18 from Seaside, and Sean Underwood, 18, of Marina.

Anjelika Ierome, 18, of Marina was booked on charges of violating probation and giving false information to police.

 

Recreation Trail Robbers
Recreation Trail Robbers Arrested

Monterey Aims To Make Recreation Trail Safer

By restricting car traffic. What about the assaults and robberies that always happen on the trail at night? Watch out for cars in the daytime yes, but don’t go there at night.

Bicyclists, runners, walkers and skaters traversing the Monterey Recreation Trail along the waterfront run a gantlet of cross traffic that threatens accidents.

Hopefully that will change as the city of Monterey refines its traffic, waterfront and downtown plans, said city traffic engineer Rich Deal.

“I would love to get comments on any of the trail aspects and the waterfront area,” Deal said, adding that the citywide transportation study is aimed at making the downtown area more accessible and friendly to bicycle traffic.

“I want it to be really safe and fun,” he said. “A good chunk of the visitors we have love to ride bikes and walk along the rec trail.” Drawing some traffic downtown, Deal said, would result in “an increase in activity without having to find places to park cars.”.

Monterey Aims To Make Recreation Trail Safer

No Smoking On The Rec Trail Is Official

Toothless law. I suppose that vandalism, robbery & public drunkenness are also not allowed on the rec trail, but it goes on unchecked. Watch yourselves when on the trail.

Smoking Dogs

The Monterey City Council unanimously adopted revisions to the current ordinance regulating smoking in public places. The revised ordinance extends the no smoking ban to the Recreation Trail.

No Smoking On The Rec Trail Is Official

No Smoking On The Rec Trail

Now try and enforce it.
Smoking Dogs

Tuesday, the Monterey City Council unanimously approved an updated ordinance regulating smoking in public places. The changes were intended to bring city law into line with state law.
… the city ordinance prohibits smoking on the Monterey Recreational Trail, beaches, enclosed buildings open to the public, including covered parking garages; buses, taxicabs, shuttles and other public transportation; city owned vehicles, outdoor service areas, including ATM lines, ticket lines, bus stops and transit depot waiting areas; and any location which the property or business owner declares to be non-smoking.

No Smoking On The Rec Trail