Monterey Bans The Bandit Signs

Good. Political Signage

Monterey political candidates take note: No longer will you be able to stick signs in the ground on city property.

It’s not just political signs, but all signs that are placed on the public’s property will suffer scrutiny by the city’s code enforcement department. Of course there are exceptions, most notably the prohibition doesn’t apply to the use of city property for people who have a special event permit, license agreement, concession or a lease.

Monterey Bans The Bandit Signs

At Least It’s Not Gull Poop Covering The Sidewalk

When you don’t have enough room to bolt a fence to the sidewalk and your sandwichboard sign is not big enough just take some paint and use the sidewalk to advertise your shop. At least use a paint that matches gull droppings so you don’t get.in trouble like a shop on Grand once did for painting the sidewalk.
Menu On A Sidewalk

At Least It’s Not Gull Poop Covering The Sidewalk

Ex Tree Posse Turned Seal Posse Responds To Losin’ Susan

P.G. Newcomer Akeman has a new calling against humans – watching seals and blocking access to the beach.

Acheman Book

I may not know all the definitions of vigilante, but I believe Susan Goldbeck used the term erroneously in a guest commentary in Thursday’s Herald. She was concerned about efforts to protect harbor seals and the babies they have each spring on Pacific Grove beaches.

The city applied its policy this month when the first baby seal in known history was born at Lovers Point. After mom and pup were spotted on Sunday morning, city police asked Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Bay Net docents to provide a human presence at Lovers Point. Public Works brought barricades and yellow tape; the Marine Mammal Center brought signs.

Ex Tree Posse Turned Seal Posse Responds To Losin’ Susan

Humans Or Seals, Who Is Allowed To Block Access To The Beach?

The opposition is watching Losin’ Susan move the Seal Posse’s signs . .

It is curious the city of Pacific Grove, which appears to have a back door role in all this controversy, must have had a decided change of heart regarding marine mammals.

The city’s solution to keeping all marine mammals off Lovers Point Beach just a few years ago was to bang pots and pans to frighten them away. Now it seems we need to keep the public off the beaches if so much as one mother and pup venture into those areas.

Even Lovers Point Beach was recently closed after one mama seal appeared on the beach with her pup. It was mighty cute, yes, but the public was denied access to the beach and beach-related businesses were adversely affected.

Humans Or Seals, Who Is Allowed To Block Access To The Beach?

Tidepool Police Shocked! Shocked! That Signs Are Posted To Warn About Seal Birth Area

Every spring the seals arrive at Hopkins to have babies and signs get posted informing people to stay away. Looks like Jim Willoughby has awoke from his winter hibernation and is suddenly outraged that someone would post the signs on the railing along the rec trail.

Seal Posse Red Sign Seal Posse Orange Sign

Anyone walking along the trail early this month could not have missed the proliferation of 11 obtrusive and intimidating signs adjacent to the Hopkins Marine Station fence. Some were unusually large red inflammatory signs with a foreboding warning against entry to the coastline beyond that point.

Let’s go back to 2012 when the city erected a green lath fence in this same area, blocking the viewshed and access to the beach. For some unknown reason, the city added a white plastic fence next to the green lath fence, creating an eyesore. Since then, the green lath fence has been removed and replaced with a permanent wooden rail fence, which is now posted with warning signs.

Well, what can we expect? The rec trail is a place where many more signs can be found, some that are downright ugly or tacky. Where is the outrage Willoughby?

Signs to sucker the tourists
Sign Historic Farmers Market

Signs for vandals to decorate
Graffiti Stickers

More signs to to sucker tourists
Sign GOD

Graffiti unchecked
Graffiti Rec Trail Graffiti Trash Can

Go back to bed Jim and call when you can do something that really matters.

Tidepool Police Shocked! Shocked! That Signs Are Posted To Warn About Seal Birth Area

Pollacci Attorney Asks For Change Of Venue

Jumping in during some time off to bring this update and show the sign mockups mentioned in the media

Wouden said a Google search of Pollacci’s name turned up 13,000 hits. From March 2009 to February 2011, the three local television stations ran 224 stories on Pollacci’s charges. Five local newspapers, including The Herald, ran 174 articles, one of which quoted a judge saying Pollacci is a predator with a “long-lasting and enduring” reputation as a rapist in the community.

Wouden noted that many websites allow the public to post comments about news stories and www.lighthouseavenue.com ran photos that appeared to depict parking signs in front of Ron’s Liquors stating “Parking Only for Rape Victims” and “Parking Only for Registered Sex Offenders.”

Constant Readers of lighthouseavenue.com should know the Admin’s non news peeves. Open dumpsters is one, another is sidewalk blocking signs. It was there that the sign photos began. On March 12, 2009 this claim that public parking was reserved exclusively for Ron’s Liquor was posted:
Pollacci Parking Liquor Patrons Only
Then on March 13, 2009 when the media revealed that Tom Pollacci was a registered sex offender I took the “Liquor Store Only” picture and made this. This website was the first to question “would you show your ID to a sex offender?”
Pollacci Parking Sex Offenders

The latest sign mockup was January 21, 2011 – for the trial of even more rape charges for Tommy. The original picture was taken June 6, 2009:
Pollacci Parking For Rape Victims
Thanks for reading, and I think Tom will be found guilty anywhere in the USA. Hope he’s enjoying the stay in prison.

Pollacci Attorney Asks For Change Of Venue

Pollacci Defense Says He Has A Reputation

She also noted a comment by a Monterey County judge, who stated, “Pollacci has a reputation that is well-known, long-lasting and enduring as a rapist in this community.”

The study also included a doctored photo of a sign that pretended to be in front of Ron’s Liquors on Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove that said “Parking only for registered sex offenders.” The photo appeared on local Internet message boards.

pretended to be in front of Ron’s Liquors? The sign was already on the sidewalk in front of the liquor store. That very Ron’s Liquors sidewalk sign that claims the public parking spaces on Lighthouse Avenue are for their customers only.

Lighthouseavenue.com is rank amateur at photoshop. I can insert text but the shadow is over my head.

Here’s the originals:
Pollacci Parking Original

Pollacci Parking Liquor Patrons Only

Pollacci Defense Says He Has A Reputation