Wharf Brawl Ends With Arrest

Monterey police said in a press release that when they arrived on the scene, “They were advised that a subject pulled a gun and pointed it at several people and pulled the trigger. The victims heard a click and the magazine from the firearm fell to the ground.”

The gunman was then tackled to the ground following the failed shooting. He was able to escape when a second person used a knife to threaten the victims.

Seaside resident Gustavo Chavez, 20, fled from police before he was caught and arrested in the area of the Monterey Bay Kayaks.

Wharf Brawl Ends With Arrest

Driver Dives Off Wharf

Or Diver Drives off wharf. Not sure what KSBW is reporting. Was it Fisherman’s Wharf or Wharf #2?

UBoat Commander

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. near the end of Fisherman’s Wharf #2. All three people were pulled out of the water with a firetruck ladder.

Two people were sent to a nearby hospital with minor injuries related to being in the cold water, according to Monterey fire officials.

Driver Dives Off Wharf

Teen Gets Life Preserver Rings Placed On Wharves

He got them installed, got businesses to sponsor them too.

After conducting a series of interviews with various maritime officials, and hearing them preach about the need for flotation devices, a Monterey eighth-grader began noticing that neither of the two Monterey wharves had the very safety equipment he was told was critical.

Teen Gets Life Preserver Rings Placed On Wharves

What’s Up Dock?

Try fitting 90 feet of boat in 78 feet of pier.

Mathew Arcoleo and his business partner John Mayer of Discovery Whale Watch have been battling the city since March over whether or not his new 90-foot whale-watching boat, the Island Explorer 3, fits the criteria outlined in a city lease agreement for Old Fisherman’s Wharf.

The city says Arcoleo and Mayer only have 78 feet of dock space on which to tie up the boat, which they sailed down in March from Washington state. The contested length is less than the length of a Prius.

What’s Up Dock?

Straws Banned On Wharf

Making the wharf substainable. First the bags, then the straws and the cup lids. Next thing you know there will be cloth napkins and no more plastic toy souvenirs.

60s wharf at night

“It’s one thing to have a ban on plastic bags, but once you go to plastic straws it takes it up one more level,” said Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis, a board member and past president of the Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf Association. “We’re very excited that all the beverage serving businesses on Fisherman’s Wharf have figured out an alternative to using plastic straws.”

According to Ted Terrasas, the city’s sustainability coordinator, it was an effort to get early stakeholder input, especially by those most affected, the restaurant owners. About 30 attended the gathering, which included Monterey Bay Aquarium officials and local non-profit representatives.

Straws Banned On Wharf

Sketch Artist Getting Erased From Wharf After 34 Years

Longtime wharf mainstays get booted to go upscale and corporate, rent is too high, plus Monterey has “other plans” for the minuscule space she rents.

Baila Berks, who goes by “Gypsy” of Gypsy Arts Studio, will spend her last day on Thursday perched in her chair, under her umbrella and in front of her easel at the end of Wharf 1 near Princess Monterey Whale Watching.

That’s because, according to Berks, she can no longer afford the rent she pays for the 60 square feet she inhabits outside on the wharf that she also says the city has other plans for.

“Over the years, people come back time and time again and tell me how much they look forward to getting their sketch done,” said Berks. “People will be very disappointed if there’s no longer a sketch artist – especially after it was here so long.”

Sketch Artist Getting Erased From Wharf After 34 Years

Wharf Marketplace Closes

People were not buying the most expensive vegetables in the county. Surprised?

Wharf Marketplace

It was back in December that Rick Antle, president and CEO of Tanimura & Antle, the employee owned family farm company that owns the cafe/coffee house/specialty market, said it was time to sell the space. The property located at 209 Figueroa St. in Monterey includes 3,701 square-feet of retail space. It’s up for sale for $2.09 per square foot plus triple net charges. Antle said that going into the venture, management had expected produce and local sales to be a larger percentage of the profit but instead it became heavily skewed toward the cafe, which isn’t the company’s main focus.

Wharf Marketplace Closes

Gun Stolen In P.G. Found At Wharf

At Wharf 2, officers spotted Jonathan Marvel Garate with several other people near a vehicle and approached them. They reportedly found Garate with a handgun that had been reported stolen out of Pacific Grove in November.

Their investigation led them to a home in Seaside, where they conducted a probation search, PRVNT agents said. There they found a 17-year-old young man with an unregistered handgun.

Gun Stolen In P.G. Found At Wharf