Sea Breeze Motel Expansion Approved

Hope they can expand their dumpster capacity to match.

Sea-Breeze Motel, 2008

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The council, at its Wednesday meeting, rejected an appeal filed against the Sea Breeze Lodge expansion after it had been approved on a divided Planning Commission vote in March.

Appellants Roxanne and Adiba Mahroom contended the proposed addition of six units, on top of three approved in 2002 but never built, should have been reviewed under the state Environmental Quality Act. They also argued the city wrongfully approved water for the project before it was considered by the Planning Commission.

City planners said the addition to the 30-unit Lighthouse Avenue motel was a minor project exempt from the Environmental Quality Act.

Sea Breeze Motel Expansion Approved

Seagull Summit Declares Problem Is Solved

The gulls that are mucking up downtown are not Sea Gulls, but Western Gulls. Y’all aint got a SEAgull problem, pardner.

Woohoo Gull

The hot topic forced the meeting to move from a small, Jewell Park meeting room, across the street to the museum. That’s where museum executive director Lori Mannel set the record straight. There is no such thing as a sea gull, she said, explaining that the circling, squawking hordes over Pacific Gull are Western Gulls — never found far from the ocean.

Anyway, readers of LighthouseAvenue.com no doubt can recall back in 2009 when the Dumpsters Of Commerce story was posted to illustrate my opinion that downtown’s bistro owners showed little respect for the town and it’s citizens. The constant violators from back then were checked recently and (surprise!), no wide open trash receptacles.

Seabreeze Motel
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Mandos
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Lighthouse Cinema
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Fandango
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PG Plaza – a little loose
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Peppers
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17th Street Grillee
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P.G Juice N Java – kind of sloppy
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Not all is rosy –
Some crows were picking up berries from the ground behind Peppers
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Favaloros leaves garbage uncovered in the alley
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City trash can with no cover
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Grapes Of Wraith Catering – this is shared (obviously) with a medical office in the Central Medical Clinic. The lid was up, there were medical records laying there. HIPAA issues possibly, but no food scraps.
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Check back in a week – see if there is no longer a gull problem.

Seagull Summit Declares Problem Is Solved

Pacific Grove – City Of Homes Or Transients

Less resources for residents, says Moammar.

The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce is proposing that voters re-write a decades old law to help bring in some money to the cash-strapped city.

Victoria Arroyo, the general manager of the Seabreeze Inn and Cottages in Pacific Grove, said their hands are tied when it comes to upgrading their facility. Arroyo said they want to be competitive with their Monterey neighbors, but it’s nearly impossible with Measure C in place.

Yes, lets have more garbage on the ground from Sea Breeze Motel.

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Pacific Grove – City Of Homes Or Transients

Don’t Sustain The Raccoons

Of special concern in the Monterey Bay area is humans and domestic animals coming in close contact with raccoons. Besides the fact that raccoons in urban or suburban areas tend to be aggressive and can attack pets and people, they are also carriers of the roundworm parasite called Baylisascaris procyonis.

Raccoons become infected with this roundworm either by ingesting infective eggs from contaminated feces of other raccoons, or by eating infected small animals (rabbits, rodents and birds). Raccoons are asymptomatic carriers, which means that the parasite typically doesn’t cause them any problems, but they shed eggs in their feces which become infective to other animals three to four weeks after they are excreted.

Cover your garbage!

Sea-Breeze Motel
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Don’t Sustain The Raccoons

Photos – The Dumpsters Of Commerce

or “Why is there so much bird poo on the city?”
White highlights on brown wall (PG Juice & Java)
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Gulls and pigeons. Crows. Rats. Raccoons. Scavengers finding a free lunch and using Pacific Grove as a toilet. When will the merchants show that they care about P.G. more than for the money they rake in? If this is how they take care of their trash, how clean do you think the kitchens are? Are the food storage containers covered? Is the floor clean?

Pictures are totally unrehearsed. Examples are exactly as they were found. No laws were broken obtaining the pictures.

Passionfish – Overflowing trash & grease on the sidewalk:
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American Tin Cannery.
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Lighthouse Cinema
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Lighthouse Cinema – Rats at work on the popcorn.
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Fandango
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Grapes Of Wrath Catering
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Grapes Of Wrath Catering
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Hollys Cafe
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Dumpster behind Holmans.
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Dumpster behind Holmans – open to the air & contains garbage.
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Juice & Java (the place where the walls are being streaked)
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Pacific Thai – trash outside of the dumpster cubby
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Pacific Thai – grease on the sidewalk
Pacific Thai Greasy Sidewalk

Pacific Grove Plaza
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Seabreeze Motel (2nd time . .)
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Zocalo
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Garbage uncovered at Zocalo
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Grease spills at Zocalo
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Latitudes
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Rons Liquor doesn’t even have a dumpster – the sidewalk is his trash can.
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Small Update – A citizen turned this matter over the Monterey County Health department, who said that in the week of the 7th the businesses will be visited. Did it happen? If it did, it made little difference.

American Tin Cannery (for the commenter below that dismissed the original photo)

Fandangos did close the lid, but the gulls take advantage of sloppy housekeeping.
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Photos – The Dumpsters Of Commerce

That Take-Out Will Get You A Ticket In P.G.

Styrofoam & plastic ware is banned from restaurants.

Any way you spin it, whatever take-out is packaged in will still be overflowing from hotel dumpsters.
Sea-Breeze Motel:
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..or spilling out of restaurant’s trash cans
Holly’s Lighthouse Cafe

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The ban applies to city contractors and special-event promoters using disposable food-service ware. Foods prepared or packaged outside Pacific Grove are exempt, as are ice chests, coolers, other containers meant to be reused, and shipping containers.

Ryan Kenny of the American Chemistry Council told the council that supporters of the ban did not provide scientific evidence that it does more harm to the environment than other packaging or food service containers, and that switching to alternatives “will replace one type of litter with another.” Organic containers buried in landfills, he said, produce methane gas that can harm the environment.

That Take-Out Will Get You A Ticket In P.G.

At Least It Will Sustain P.G. Raccoons

plus rats, mice, gulls and other vermin. P.G.’s businesses try and keep costs down by not paying for trash bins large enough for all the garbage they create. Some even cram the sidewalk cans with their business garbage.

This is particularly bad
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Must belong to Sea Breeze Motel.
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Lots of garbage on the ground –
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Juice N Java still sustains a fire hazard
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And Lighthouse Cafe offers a little waste wheely loaded with 50% more than it’s made for, fire hazard bin and barrel of grease.
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At Least It Will Sustain P.G. Raccoons