• Young voters fuel surge in deadline registrations to vote

    May 24, 2016

    There were nearly 200,000 voter registrations or registration updates through RegisterToVote.ca.gov yesterday, May 23, 2016. Californians had a midnight deadline to register to vote ahead of the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election. This surge in activity pushed the total registration activity on the Secretary of State’s online voter registration website past the 1.8 million mark for the year, and it is only May.   Read the rest of this story »

    Bus Service Changes Effective Friday May 28

    May 24, 2016

    Service changes for local bus transportation provided by Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) will go into effect Saturday, May 28, 2016. The following service will be changed or modified: Read the rest of this story »

    Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter announces run for third term

    May 24, 2016

    Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter is ready for Round Three, announcing this morning that he intends to run for a third two-year term in the November 8 election.
       “My announcement comes earlier than usual because it seems these campaigns have become longer and longer. I want to make sure that my supporters are certain of the future as I make the rounds of meetings and events. Actually, for me, it is business as usual, working with the community to make it safer and more prosperous,” Gunter said. “We’ve come a long way at City Hall, but there’s still work to be done.”  Read the rest of this story »

    Giants Update: the Passing of Jim Ray Hart

    May 21, 2016

    Giants Statement Regarding the Passing of Jim Ray Hart
    The San Francisco Giants learned today that longtime Giants third baseman Jim Ray Hart passed away yesterday at the age of 74 in Acampo, California after a long illness.
    “Everyone in the Giants organization is deeply saddened by the news of Jim’s passing,” said Giants President & Chief Executive Officer Larry Baer. “Our condolences go out to the Hart family for their tremendous loss and we extend our thoughts to Jim’s teammates, his friends, and to all those touched by his passing.”  Read the rest of this story »

    Track: Zack Miller goes it alone to Central Coast Section Finals

    May 21, 2016

    Zack Miller of Pacific Grove qualified for the Central Coast Section Finals next Friday evening, May 27, at Gilroy High School. Miller started the day with a massive school record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 48.55. His old best was 49.85 and the old school record by Tyrell Moss was 49.4 set in 1951.

    Miller is the number one seed in the 400 meter final. He followed that up with a personal record of 21-11, good for 4th best. He completed the day with a solid 200 meter time of 22.25, second best of the day. No other Breaker team members advanced beyond the trials. Link for full results is below. 



    Major actions taken by the Council at its regular meeting on May 18, 2016 include:

    May 20, 2016

    DA Announces No Charges Will Be Filed Against Sand City Officers in 9/21/15 Shooting Deaths

    May 20, 2016

    Baseball: Breakers Prevail over Sacred Heart Cathedral in CCS First Round

    May 18, 2016

    May 19 ‘Sweet Thursday’ Voices of Change book evening

    May 18, 2016

    May 19 ‘Sweet Thursday’

    Voices of Change book evening at the National Steinbeck Center (NSC), One Main Street, Salinas, on “Sweet Thursday” May 19, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Presented by the People’s Oral History Project (POHP)-Karen Araujo, Juan Martinez and Gary Karnes. 63 published oral interviews with Monterey County activists and organizers, 1934-2015.

    Open and free to the public. Books will be available at the event to purchase for $20 or in advance of the event at the NSC bookstore for $25 or the Bookworks in P.G. for $30. For more information, contact Gary Karnes 831 402-9106 gary.karnes@comcast.net. Read the rest of this story »

    Mathletics Results: Will Calciano of York wins scholarship for calculus scores

    May 16, 2016

    On a day designed for sharp pencils and even sharper minds, Will Calciano of York School was awarded the $1,000 Richard Morgantini Scholarship for being the top-scoring student taking the advanced calculus exam.

    The 48th annual Mathletics Competition was held Saturday May 14 at Salinas High School.

    Mathletics is a math contest held annually to encourage excellence in math, and recognize the achievements of individual students and the schools they represent. Nearly 300 upper elementary, middle and high school students from 36 Monterey County public and private schools participated in the event, which tests students in one of ten levels:  fifth grade math, sixth grade math, seventh grade math, eighth grade math, integrated math 1, integrated math 2, algebra 2, math analysis, calculus AB and calculus BC.

    First, second, and third place winners in each level received an Olympic-sized medal and gift card. In addition, top-scoring schools for each of the ten tests were awarded certificates.

    Mathletics is funded in part by long-time supporter, the Monterey County Richard Morgantini Foundation, as well as Chevron North America Exploration and Production, Tanimura & Antle, and Boggiatto Produce.

    A list of individual winners and their school of attendance is attached. mathletics:CST

    Amgen Tour of California Wed., May 18 Central Coast Affects

    May 16, 2016

    Till May 22 California will again host The Amgen Tour of California, the largest professional cycling race in North America. This is an 8-day race featuring the same teams and riders that will compete in this year’s Tour de France. Stage 4 will start in Morro Bay on Wednesday, May 18 at 10:10 a.m. and finish at the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca at 3:45 p.m. The entire race caravan is about one mile in length. The race moves at 25-30 mph so it should pass by any given point in about 5 minutes. CHP will accompany the race and make every effort to minimize the impact on the residents, businesses, and traffic. Read the rest of this story »

    Informational Meeting on the Hwy 68 Roundabout tonight May 16

    May 16, 2016

    Are you convinced that the roundabout being built by Monterey and TAMC is going to be the ruination of Pacific Grove? Do you have visions of hordes of little old ladies and off-duty CHOMP employees driving round and round, unable to figure out how to get off? Have you never been to the UK?

    Here is the info on the upcoming Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Community Meeting in Pacific Grove:
    Monday, May 16
    Location: Pacific Grove Community Center (515 Junipero Avenue)
    Time: 6:00 pm
    Description: Come learn about the upcoming Holman Highway 68 Roundabout project and how to stay informed during construction. This is an opportunity to get answers to your burning questions or share concerns with the project team.

    This is not the first 3-way race for mayor of Pacific Grove

    May 13, 2016

    Councilmember Dan Miller is quoted in a recent article in the Monterey County Herald as saying, “I’ve lived in P.G. all my life and I don’t remember there ever being three candidates” for mayor. Miller is a candidate for mayor in the upcoming election, along with councilmember Rudy Fischer and incumbent mayor Bill Kampe.

    Mr. Miller might have a short memory, said former mayor Dan Cort in a phone conversation Thurs., May 12. In November, 2006, Dan Cort ran for mayor against attorney Susan Goldbeck and the late Lee Yarborough. Of the three candidates Cort received 3,761 votes or 60.05 percent of the total, while Goldbeck got 1,332 votes or 21.27 percent and Yarborough garnered 1,147 vote or 18.31 percent.

    Don Beals of the Pacific Grove heritage Society brought an article from the Pacific Grove Tribune, Read the rest of this story »

    For those who have asked about the current status of SCRAMP/Laguna Seca

    May 13, 2016

    The following is a statement from Michael Smith, resident of the board of governors for the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), regarding a partnership between SCRAMP and the International Speedway Corporation (ISC):  Read the rest of this story »

    SPCA offers $2k award for animal abuser

    May 13, 2016

    The SPCA for Monterey County is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for abandoning a severely neglected dog and her four young puppies on or around the morning of Monday, May 9.Josselyn3

    On Monday morning SPCA Humane Investigations Officers were contacted by a realtor who found the 1 year old dog and her 8 week old puppies enclosed in a cardboard box on a for-sale property on Josselyn Canyon Road on the Monterey Peninsula. The mother and puppies are extremely thin and suffering from severe demodex – an extraordinarily painful, itchy skin condition that has left them with major hair loss and raw, red lesions susceptible to infection over most of their bodies. Given the condition of the cardboard box it is possible that the dogs had been abandoned outside in the elements for between 12 – 24 hours. Read the rest of this story »

    May 8, 2016

    The Visual and Public Art department at CSUMB is pleased to announce  the new Artist-in-Residence Program in collaboration with the Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) . The art exhibition will be on view through May 20, 2016.

    This artist-in-residency (AIR) was implemented as a collaborative partnership between the Visual and Public Art (VPA) Program at CSUMB and the Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD). There are several examples of AIR programs in the solid waste industry, and MRWMD has a history of providing opportunities for artists to create art from salvaged materials. This partnership will draw upon the expertise of CSUMB VPA faculty who along with MRWMD members select and mentor the student participants. The District (MRWMD) provides access to material salvaging, a stipend, and a place to work and create. Our current spring 2016 Artist-in-Residents are Alberto Araujo, Jessica Lara, and Ben Ward.


    JUST RUN Passes Three Million Miles Run

    May 6, 2016

    three M miles webStudents celebrate milestone at King City school

    Santa Lucia school principal, Brinet Greenlee, high fives one of 700 students crossing the finish line to celebrate the three millionth mile logged in the JUST RUN youth fitness program.


    Seven hundred students at Santa Lucia School in King City  joined their fellow students on the field this week to celebrate the three millionth mile logged by the children in the Big Sur Marathon’s youth fitness program, JUST RUN. Read the rest of this story »

    Election Day poll workers needed for June 7, 2016 primary election

    May 6, 2016

    Poll workers are needed in Pacific Grove for the June 7, 2016 Primary Election and the Presidential General poll worker artElection on Nov. 8, 2016. Officers will work from 6 AM – 9:30 PM and be trained to set up an accessible polling place, serve voters all day, and close the polling place. Even if you’ve been trained for a prior election, election officers need to attend training for each election.

    A stipend is payable 6-8 weeks after the election: $185 for lead poll worker, $135 for clerks.

    Poll workers must be at least 18 years old and be a registered voter or lawful permanent resident, and provide a social security number.  High school students age 16 and over are also eligible to work. Read the rest of this story »

    Wildfire Awareness Week in California is May 1 – 7, 2016.

    May 6, 2016

    After a destructive fire season in 2015, conditions in California are already drying out.wildfire-web
    Although we received a decent amount of rain this winter and spring, there are still over 29 million dead trees due to the drought and bark beetle, causing our fire conditions to remain elevated. Not only that, but late-season rains can cause weeds and brush to grow more strongly.
    This week is an important reminder that all Californians must do their part to play a critical role in preparing for fire season.
    Being ready for a wildfire starts by maintaining 100 feet of defensible space and hardening homes with fire resistant building materials. It is highly recommended that residents landscape their yards with drought tolerant and fire resistant plants.
    Read the rest of this story »

    Road Repairs Under Way on Ocean Ave. in Carmel

    May 4, 2016

    Work has begun on repairs to the roadway on portions of westbound Ocean Ave. and on improving the sidewalks in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Read the rest of this story »

    Amgen Bicycle Tour and your travel plans

    May 2, 2016

    Stages Three and Four of The Amgen Bicycle Tour will move through Santa Barbara and Monterey Counties this month in the following locations: Read the rest of this story »

    Local Coastal Plan Update May, 2016

    May 2, 2016

    The Coastal Commission will report out on recent workshops concerning the Local Coastal Program Planning process and Sea Level Rise Planning at their May 11, 2016 meeting in Newport Beach. Read the rest of this story »

    Rotary Invitational track meet Saturday, April 30

    April 30, 2016

    Ten meet records and four stadium records today! Click on the link below for full results.

    Pacific Grove Rotary Invitational – Track & Field Meet


    Softball: Parker Llantero Tosses a No-Hitter and Knocks in 5 RBI’s

    April 29, 2016

    MST Celebrates 125 Years by Handing Out Commemorative Coins

    April 28, 2016

    Trolley 125 Years Commemorative Coin

    April 30, 2016, marks the 125th anniversary of the start of public transportation in Monterey County. On this date in 1891 the Monterey & Pacific Grove Street Railway system inaugurated transit service locally with horse-drawn street cars operating on a series of rails laid in the existing road network. The rail network connected then world famous Del Monte Hotel (now the home of the Naval Postgraduate School) through Oak Grove neighborhood to downtown Monterey and the Presidio of Monterey via Del Monte Ave, Alvarado, Munras, and Tyler Avenues continuing on Lighthouse Avenue through New Monterey and terminating at 17th street in downtown Pacific Grove.

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    Adam Roach of Pebble Beach becomes four-time winner at Big Sur International Marathon

    April 24, 2016

     The Big Sur International Marathon is known for its hills – and its wind.  Today’s conditions were among the most challenging in the event’s 31-year history.  Gusty headwinds of up to 25 mph greeted more than 7,100 runners taking part in today’s six race distances.

    Despite the challenging conditions, local runner Adam Roach, 32, stayed strong to win his fourth Big Sur title, a record surpassed only by one other runner, Brad Hawthorne, from the early years of the marathon.  In addition to this year’s victory, Roach took the title in 2012, 2013 and 2015. His 2016 time was 2:35:36.

    credit Alheli Curry

    credit Alheli Curry

    Remarking about the conditions Roach said, “It’s always really windy from 5 to 9 (miles), but at Hurricane Point the wind came swirling off the hill. I felt like I was going to fly into the ocean it was so strong.” Read the rest of this story »

    They’re All In: 3K By the Bay

    April 23, 2016

    A record gathering of more than 5,000 participants from 44 Monterey County schools took part in the Big Sur Marathon’s fun run Saturday morning.  The By the Bay 3K (or approximately 2 mile) race took place along Ocean View Blvd. in Pacific Grove.

    3K runner 3K Group A cash purse of $13,800 was awarded to 20 schools who registered runners in the race. Read the rest of this story »

    Pacific Grove Track: More Medals at Los Gatos Top Eight Meet

    April 23, 2016

    Pacific Grove High School participated in the Central Coast Section Top Eight Meet in Los Gatos Friday evening.

    Zack Miller placed 3rd in the varsity 400 in an excellent time of 49.94 and 4th in the varsity long jump. Freshman Jake Alt posted the best time ever for a PG freshman or sophomore placing 8th in the frosh soph 1600 with an excellent time of 4:32.74.

    The girls 4 x 400 relay team of Anna Stefanou, Taylor Biondi, Kulaea Tulua and Taylor Rainey improved on their school record performance of April 9 with an outstanding 4:17.56 mark enroute to winning their section. Taylor Rainey also ran a personal record of 49.92 placing second in her section of the girls 300 LH.

    Other local teams participating were Santa Catalina, Greenfield, King City, Palma, Salinas, Alisal, Watsonville, York and Carmel.

    Roman Munoz of King City won the boys varsity 1600 in a very good time of 4:17.71.

    Next up for the Breakers is the Peninsula meet at Carmel Thursday, April 28. Link for full results is at the link below. Mikayla Revera of Santa Catalina finished in both the 200 and 400.

    Here’s the link to the stats:


    April 21, 2016

    Carmel Mission

    Carmel Mission

    The Carmel Mission Foundation has announced it is making a $2,000,000 grant to restore the Carmel Mission’s Quadrangle Courtyard. This large Courtyard in the center of the Mission is the venue for many important parish and community events. Work has now begun and plans are to have it completed by early August. Read the rest of this story »

    Measure X Passes

    April 19, 2016

     7 out of 7 precincts counted. Total votes 3,764 or 40.31% of eligible, registered voters. Yes votes 2,247 or 59.70% of the votes. No was 1,517 or 40.30%. The ayes have it.
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