• Legal Marijuana Qualifies for Nov. Ballot

    June 28, 2016

    Legalizes marijuana and hemp under state law. Read the rest of this story »

    Giants Update

    June 26, 2016

    Both the S.F. Giants and the L.A. Dodgers lost on June 25. The Giants remain in first place with a record of 48 wins and 28 losses and play their final game of the series with Philadelphia today, June 26.
    Oakland plays at AT&T park next starting on Monday for a series of two games at home and two in Oakland.
    The Dodgers announced on June 26 that they are 7 games back from first place in the N.L. Western Division.
    - Bob Silverman

    Women’s Golf Championship Coming

    June 25, 2016

    CWAC 2016 California Women’s Amateur Championship To be Played July 26 through July 30. The deadline to register for this year’s  Championship is July 1, 2016. The venue will be Quail Lodge for all but the event’s final round which this year is set for Pebble Beach. Read the rest of this story »

    Giants Update June 25, 2016

    June 25, 2016

    giants updatesThe S.F. Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 5 to 4 on June 24th at AT&T Park before 42, 238 fans. The Giants runs were scored in the first and seventh inning. The starting pitcher for the Giants was Jack Peavy. The winning pitcher was Giants reliever Josh Osich. The Giants announced in a post game press release that Brandon Belt was responsible for three RBIs and that Belt has reached base safely in 23 of his last 24 games. The Giants remain in first place in the Western Division with a record of 48 wins and 27 losses.

    Bob Silverman

    Alfred Powell to Stand Trial

    June 24, 2016

    Alfred Powell has been ordered to stand trial for the December 9, 1982 murder of Seaside resident, Sandra Steppuhn (aka McGee). Following a two-day preliminary hearing, Monterey Superior Court Judge Julie R. Culver found sufficient evidence to hold Powell to answer to the murder charge.  Read the rest of this story »

    What’s Going on at Forest Grove School?

    June 24, 2016

    Construction ZoneIf you use Congress Ave. and go past Forest Grove School and/or the dog park (Rip Van Winkle), you must have noticed construction which began on June 20 in the circular “driveway” at the school. Read the rest of this story »

    June 24 2016 issue, Page 1 Only

    June 23, 2016

    Having technical difficulties. But we love this front page so much, we count ourselves lucky we can post it. We’ll all have to wait for the other 23 pages.

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    Rudy Fischer Withdraws from Pacific Grove Mayoral Race

    June 21, 2016

    I want to let you know that I have decided that I will not run for Mayor of Pacific Grove in the upcoming election. I spoke with Bill again last night [June 20], and he remains committed to running for another term. My interest is in doing what is best for the city of Pacific Grove and, at this point, I think that may be to withdraw from the race. I just don’t want to divide the city and force our resident to choose between me and Bill. A lot of people have told me they would struggle with that because he and I are seen as being fairly similar in our views and our approaches to issues. Read the rest of this story »

    Legislation to Establish Care and Safety Standards at Pet Boarding Facilities Passes Assembly Committee

    June 21, 2016

    On its way for a hearing before the Assembly Committee on Appropriations

    June 21, 2016: The Assembly Committee on Business and Professions passed Senate Bill (SB) 945, to establish minimum standards of care and safety at pet boarding facilities.  The bill was introduced by Senator Bill Monning and provides pet boarding operators with clear guidance about the health and safety standards needed at their facilities. Read the rest of this story »

    Giants Update 6/21/16

    June 21, 2016

    The Giants announced today that an MRI confirmed that Matt Duffy has a left Achilles Strain and is on the 15 day disabled list. The injury happened last Sunday at Tampa as he stepped on third base in the seventh inning. Mac Williamson has been recalled. Conor Gillespie will start at third base today in Pittsburg for the Giants.


    June 20, 2016

    The S.F. Giants announced that on June 20, 1950 that the New York Giants signed 20 year old outfielder Willie Mays.Willie Mays 1950

    Giants win Against Tampa Bay 6-4 on June 18

    June 18, 2016

    The S.F. Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 6 to four on June 18th. The stand out play that gave the Giants the win was a home run hit by Joe Panik in the top of the ninth inning with two Giants on base. The home run was Panik’s 7th of the 2016 season. Joe Panik is the Giants’ staring second baseman and second in the batting order today with the lead off batter being center fielder Denard Span.

    Today’s Boxscore-26 June 18

    Bob Silverman

    Giants Beat Rays 5-1

    June 17, 2016

    The San Francisco Giants defeated the Tampa Rays by a score of five to one. Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija played the entire nine innings in Florida before 40,135 fans. The Giants scored 2 runs in the first inning. The sole Ray run was in the bottom of the 9th.
    Bob Silverman
    Today’s Boxscore-25

    Repeal of Death Penalty Qualifies for Nov. Ballot

    June 17, 2016

    Scales of Justice2The initiative would repeal the death penalty as maximum punishment for persons found guilty of murder and replace it with a sentence of life imprisonment without possibility of parole. And, importantly, it applies retroactively to persons already sentenced to death. Read the rest of this story »

    Giants Roster Moves for Tonight’s Game

    June 17, 2016

    By Bob Silverman: The San Francisco Giants made the following roster moves prior to tonight’s game against Tampa Bay:  Read the rest of this story »

    Giants Update: A Win and a Potential Loss

    June 15, 2016

     The Giants defeated the Brewers on June 15 by a score of ten to one. The winning
    pitcher was Johnny Cueto. Chris Stratton pitched in relief. Matt Cain might be back on the
    disabled list. Stay tuned.
    Bob Silverman

    The One-Minute Terrorist: Commentary by Casey Lucius

    June 14, 2016

    As we absorb the shock from the Orlando tragedy, we begin to analyze what went wrong and what could we have been done to stop it. Our political leaders and media pundits fall into a predictable pattern that neither diagnoses the real problem nor points us to effective solutions. Read the rest of this story »

    Latest vote update: No surprises here

    June 13, 2016

    Numbers may have changed, but results have not. As the “Semi-Final Official Report 8” is published at 3:56 p.m. On June 13, we see 10 percent more voters – 35.01 percent as opposed to 26.55 percent in the report of the early morning hours of June 8. But it didn’t change outcomes. Read the rest of this story »

    Panetta Institute Hosts Seventeenth Annual Student Leadership Seminar

    June 13, 2016

    for University Student Body Officers from Across California

    Student leaders from throughout California began an eight-day program on Sunday, June 12 at The Panetta Institute for Public Policy for the seventeenth annual Leadership Seminar. The objectives of the seminar are to teach young men and women about leadership principles, strategies and practices; to send them back to their campuses and communities as more effective leaders; and to encourage them to pursue lives of public service.  Read the rest of this story »

    Moment of silence at Giants Game tonight for Orlando victims

    June 12, 2016

    Per our Giants Update correspondent, Bob Silverman: The GIANTS issued a press release on June 12 announcing that there will be a moment of silence prior to game tonight.

    The S.F. Giants announced their picks for the First-Year Player Draft Information

    June 11, 2016

    giants updatesThe draft ran from June 9 through June 11. The Giants drafted a total of 39 players. Included were 23 pitchers. Five of the players were drafted from the high school graduates and the rest were from the college level.The Giants announced the results in their June 11 2016 press release.
    -Bob Silverman

    Giants made the following roster moves prior to today’s game against the Dodgers:

    June 10, 2016

    giants updates
    Giants: Johnny Cueto.
    Dodgers Clayton Kershaw. Buster Posey catching for S.F.
    Read the rest of this story »

    Museum’s new director of exhibits and education has local roots

    June 10, 2016

    Juan GoveaJuan Govea, the new director of exhibits and education at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, is someone many in Monterey County already know. As a longtime Salinas resident, Govea most recently served as a board member for the Museum Foundation of Pacific Grove and taught science at Salinas High School for 11 years.

    Those familiar with the Monterey Bay Aquarium may also recognize the name. At the age of 16, Govea volunteered as an Aquarium guide, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies at UC-Santa Cruz and a master’s degree at Stanford University. For the last few years, Govea has served on the Aquarium’s Board of Trustees.

    Read the rest of this story »

    Local Coastal Plan Update

    June 10, 2016

    On June 16 the City of Pacific Grove Planning Commission will discuss the Implementation Plan dated June 1, 2016 and a recommendation to Council.  A Special Planning Commission meeting the week of June 20, 2016 may also be considered. Council will continue the item from June 15 to a Special Meeting on June 29. Read the rest of this story »

    Local Acts Sought for County Fair

    June 10, 2016

    The Monterey County Fair is taking applications for community acts to appear during the fair.  Event organizers say they look forward to showcasing local talent daily and thus embrace the locally grown spirit of this year’s fair theme,“Celebrate 80 Years.” Read the rest of this story »

    Accomplice sought in theft of truck, evading officers

    June 9, 2016

    On the morning of June 9, 2016, the Pacific Grove Police Department was notified that a truck had been stolen from the 100 block of Sloat Street. At 11:30 a.m., one of the Parking Enforcement Officers observed a truck matching that description and broadcast it to our officers. A Pacific Grove Officer observed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in the 600 block of Laine Street in Monterey. The driver of the vehicle attempted to evade the officer by driving east on Laine Street and then turning onto Reeside Ave, which dead ends at the Presidio of Monterey fence. The vehicle came to a stop when it struck the fence and retaining wall.

    The driver and passenger fled on foot from the scene, ignoring the officer’s emergency equipment.

    Officers from the Monterey Police Department and Pacific Grove Police Department canvassed the area and the driver of the vehicle was taken into custody by MPD officers. The passenger of the vehicle, described as a male, aged 20-30 in a gray shirt and light-colored pants is still at large.

    If anyone has information about the passenger, please contact the Pacific Grove Police Department at 831-648-3143.

    The suspect has been identified as Adrian Chronister and will be booked at the Monterey County Jail.

    Semi-Final Official Report Shows Poor Voter Turnout

    June 8, 2016

    Despite a lot of precinct walking, a plethora of signs, and TV ads, voter turnout in this historic presidential primary election was, in the opinion of this newspaper, abysmal. Of 176,676 voters registered only 46,374 bothered to vote by the three methods tallied. 26,839 voted by mail; 2,559 voted by turning in their mail ballot at a precinct; and 16,976 voted by going to their precinct in person. These tallies are as of 8:23 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Read the rest of this story »

    June 6, 2016

    giants updates

    Good news for GIANTS fans. The Rockies defeat the Dodgers at home on June 6. Giants can add to their lead over the second place Dodgers by a win on June 7 when they host the Red Sox. The Dodgers come to town to face the Giants this weekend. Great action at home for the Giants this week.

    S.Romo is pitching for the San Jose Giants as part of his rehabilitation. Hunter Pence to have torn hamstring tendon removed. Several months on DL and rehab. ahead. Watch for J. Parker in the Giants right field this week.

    - Bob Silverman


    Triathlon Coming This Weekend

    June 6, 2016

    With a swim from Lovers Point Beach, a ride through Pebble Beach, and a trail run leading to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Triathlon at Pacific Grove offers one of the most breath-taking courses triathlon has to offer. On the weekend of June 11-12, Tri-California Events will host Olympic and Sprint distance races as well as a 5K and 10k, all taking place along gorgeous coastal vistas. The Triathlon at Pacific Grove has been a destination race for many elite and amateur triathletes simply for the opportunity to race on its stunning California coastline. Read the rest of this story »

    Three Yoga Friends Will Participate in Pacific Grove Triathlon to Raise Awareness For International Yoga Day

    June 6, 2016

    By Jan Austin

    In the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, three yoga friends, Jody Emerson Quintana, Lance Wright and Gina Puccinelli will undertake the Sprint Distance events of the 2016 Triathlon at Pacific Grove as a team. Read the rest of this story »

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