• Casey Lucius: First Presidential lacks actual policy plans to help our communities

    September 26, 2016

    The first Presidential debate may have been one of the most watched television events in the history of the United States.
    “It is sad to see two people argue back and forth with fear and deception rather than tell the voting public exactly how they are going to tackle real issues like increasing the labor force, protecting our nation, balancing the national budget, and ensuring fair wages,” said Casey Lucius candidate for Congress from the Central Coast.
    With millions watching, both candidates had an opportunity to lay out their policy plans for the next four years.
    “Both candidates used words like “reform” and “comprehensive” when talking about policy but failed to lay out succinct plans to address the ever increasing challenges facing our nation. Much like my opponent both Presidential candidates used political sound bites and empty promises, lacking policy specifics,” she said.

    Dr. Casey Lucius is a Pacific Grove City Councilwoman and candidate for California Congressional District 20. She is a former Naval Intelligence Officer and professor of National Security.

    Some evacuation orders and warnings lifted

    September 25, 2016

    #SoberanesFire Monterey Sheriff’s Dept has LIFTED the following evacuation orders and warnings: The following order has been lifted:
    (10 D & C) E side of Tassajara Rd from Chews Ridge to Bruce Ranch. Bruce Ranch E along Anastasia Cyn to Carmel Valley Rd. South Carmel Valley Road from Anastasia Cyn to Tash Ranch (mi. 33.6)
    The following warnings have been lifted:
    (10 D-N, 11C, 11D) N of Carmel Valley Rd from Hastings Preserve to Cahoon Ranch. N of Carmel Valley Rd. from Cahoon Ranch E to Tash Ranch (mi. 33.6 Carmel Valley Rd.
    All previous evacuations for surrounding areas remain in place.

    Discovery Shop has “Totally New” merchandise for Homecoming

    September 25, 2016

    EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW/SALE EVENT FOR HOMECOMING! Read the rest of this story »

    Two arrested with stolen vehicle

    September 25, 2016

    In the early morning of September 25, 2016, an officer of the Pacific Grove Police department observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Congress Ave. and Sunset Dr. It was discovered that the vehicle had stolen license plates on it. Officers contacted the occupants as the vehicle stopped in the 700 block of Marino Pines. Further investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen from Salinas.

    A search of the vehicle revealed stolen property and drugs. Both occupants were arrested on charges of possession of stolen property, possession of controlled substances. They were booked at the Monterey County Jail. Arrested were Ryan Ralston, age 27 and Dennis Ortiz, age 24, both of Salinas.

    Blessing of the Monarch Sanctuary 2016

    September 24, 2016

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    California Coast Classic route details

    September 23, 2016

    Cross Country: Breakers win Boys, Girls Varsity over Carmel

    September 22, 2016

    Pacific Grove High School traveled to Carmel Middle School for a dual meet with Carmel High School. The Breakers won both the boys and girls divisions for the second week in a row to remain perfect in MTAL competition. Both boys and girls races were highly competitive and very close. Pacific Grove also won the boys junior varsity race. Neither Carmel or Pacific Grove had complete teams in the girls junior varsity division.
    Varsity scores here: xc carmel dual 2016 Read the rest of this story »

    Write-In Nomination Period is now open for the November Election

    September 16, 2016

    Monterey County elections advises the nomination period to qualify as a write-in candidate for offices going to election in November is open now through Tuesday, October 25 at 5:00 p.m. To qualify, candidates must meet the requirements of office and file nomination forms. Write-in candidates for city contests will file at the office of the applicable City Clerk. Write-in candidates for state or special district contests will file at the Monterey County Elections Office located at 1370 B South Main Street, Salinas. There are no filing fees or candidate statements and the write-in candidate’s name will not appear on the ballot.

    For more information please call 831-796-1499.

    PG kicks off Cross Country MTAL Season with a Win

    September 15, 2016

    Pacific Grove hosted Soledad and Gonzales to kick off the MTAL cross country season on Thursday afternoon. Pacific Grove won both ends,  21 to 40 vs Soledad and a perfect score of 15-50 vs Gonzales. Jesus Rodriguez of Soledad set a course record of 9:58.75 narrowly beating Pacific Grove’s Jake Alt, 9:59.34. Both bested Emerson Hardy’s Carmel course record of 10:03. Alt was closely followed by teammates Henry Loh, Everett Millette and Luca Lauritzen.

    The girls meets were dominated by Host Pacific Grove. Anna Stefanou won in a personal best time of 12:27.5. She was followed by teammates Christina Hashimoto, Kismet Isik and Mei Bailey as Pacific Grove had the first four finishers overall. Team scores were Pacific Grove 15, Gonzales 50 (perfect score), and Pacific Grove 16 Soledad 43. Next up for Pacific Grove will be a dual meet at Carmel next Thursday. Full results to follow.


    September 14, 2016

    Sept. 12 at 7:12 PM, Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Grace St. regarding a strong-armed robbery. The victim was struck in the back of the head and knocked to the ground. The suspect stole the victim’s purse and fled the scene prior to police arrival. The victim sustained minor injuries to her face and head. Read the rest of this story »

    Despite Missing Teammates, Breakers Take Second at Tahoe Tracl Meet

    September 10, 2016

    By Steve Watkins

    Pacific Grove High School participated in the 41st Annual North Tahoe Invitational Friday, Sept. 9, Thirteen runners from Pacific Grove participated in the meet in Tahoe City, CA. The Breakers fielded a complete team in only one race, the boys varsity.

    Even though Pacific Grove was missing their 2nd and 3rd best varsity boy  runners they were able to win the second place plaque. Below are individual results for Pacific Grove runners and a link for complete results. Freshman and sophomores ran 2.8 miles, Varsity ran 3.3 miles. Read the rest of this story »

    Option A Stores in PG, Carmel, Marina & Monterey

    September 9, 2016

    Below is an up to date list of all the beverage retailers in Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Marina that have returned Option A affidavits. These retailers will redeem CRV containers in the store during the hours they are open.


    Forest Hill Shell
    201 Forest Ave

    Cork N Bottle
    1112 Forest Ave

    Grove Market
    242 Forest Ave

    P G Liquor Store
    229 Grand Ave

    Trader Joes Market
    1170 Forest Ave

    PG 76 Smog and Auto Repair
    1140 Forest Ave

    Forest Hill Gas Station & Food
    1152 Forest Ave


    The Cheese Shop
    Ocean Ave & Junipero Ave

    3645 Rio Rd

    Unocal 76 Svc Station
    544 Carmel Rancho Blvd


    El Rancho Market
    346 Reservation Rd

    Food Corral
    298 Carmel Ave

    Dollar Tree
    215 Reservation Rd

    Hongs Oriental Market
    302 Carmel Ave

    Penny Saver Market
    267 Carmel Ave


    Troias Market
    350 Pacific St

    381 David Ave

    Trader Joes Market
    570 Munras Ave

    Bottles N Bins Liquors & Deli
    898 Lighthouse Ave

    International Market & Deli
    580 Lighthouse Ave

    Daney’s Mini Mart
    701 Lighthouse Ave

    700 Lighthouse Ave

    2301 Fremont St

    Rite Aid Pharmacies
    1301 Munras Ave

    Chevron Food Mart
    351 Fremont St

    Corner Store Co
    398 Lighthouse Ave

    Walgreens Drug Store
    416 Alvarado St

    Track Teams are Off and Running

    September 3, 2016

    First meet of the season today, 9/2/16, the 2nd Annual San Benito High School Dry River Run Invite, run in Hollister. 

    Pacific Grove found themselves up against Carmel, Seaside, North Monterey County, Palma, Watsonville, San Benito, plus teams from as far away as King City, Greenfield, San Lorenzo Valley, San Jose (Leland) (Santa Teresa) (Kipp San Jose Collegiate) (BASIS Independent Silicon Valley), (Gunderson) (Evergreen Valley), and Firebaugh.

    Nineteen Pacific Grove runners participated in the two mile race. Freshman boys were the second best freshman team at meet.

    Times and places: Read the rest of this story »

    Mike Calhoun, Police Chief of Carmel-By-The-Sea, to Retire at the End of This Year

    September 3, 2016

    Mike Calhoun, the Police Chief and Director of Public Safety for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the longest serving member in the history of the Police Department, will retire at the end of this year.

    Calhoun announced his decision to members of the Police Department this week  and then addressed the city’s senior staff.Chief Calhoun_Color5x6 - Ken Doo web

    “Í am so blessed to have worked my entire law enforcement career with such a great organization, outstanding staff and wonderful people in the community,” said Calhoun, 55, who has been with the department for 32 years.  “I’m so grateful to my entire staff for their continuous dedication, support and professionalism.” Read the rest of this story »

    Casey Lucius condemns Trump’s contentious immigration plan.

    September 1, 2016

    Central Coast Receives Millions For Veterans Services

    September 1, 2016

    Representative Sam Farr (D-Calif.) announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded millions of dollars to Central Coast organizations to provide housing assistance services to low-income Veteran families to prevent homelessness. Read the rest of this story »

    Veterans Connect at the Fair Sept 2

    September 1, 2016

    Veteran”s  Connect  Resource Fair,  held on Military & Veteran Appreciation Day, Friday September 2, at the Monterey County Fair  connects Veterans and Retirees with direct access to 30+ programs, services, consumer protection agencies and opportunities for learning, volunteering.   Read the rest of this story »

    No more Chalk Marks (But probably lots more tickets)

    August 30, 2016

    In Case You Missed it in the City Newsletter: 

    The Pacific Grove Police Department implemented a new parking software program, to include a new parking citation processing vendor (TurboData), and new handheld ticketing devices. The new handhelds are actually smart phones that allow enforcement officers to take photographs, add notations, set reminders for timed route areas, connect to a wireless printer, and instantly sync to the new web-based software program. In addition, citizens can pay tickets online, as well as request administrative reviews at: www.pticket.com/pg.

    Apparently, so can tourists, even if they’re not citizens! We hope you work, shop, and dine in two-hour stretches.


    Nighttime Closures Hwy 68 Bridge over Hwy 1 Spanning Aug. 28-Sept. 8 Incl. MAP

    August 25, 2016

    Night-time Closure of Westbound Hwy 68 Bridge over Hwy 1 Aug. 28 – Sept. 7 and Night-time Closure of Hwy 68 Bridge over Hwy 1 on Sept. 8

    HYW68 Map – Westbound Bridge ClosureTAMC map

    Read the rest of this story »

    Soberness Fire reaches 30 -day milepost

    August 23, 2016

    At 6:45 this morning, Cal Fire announced that the Soberness fire had grown to 87,316 acres and is 60% contained. There are no new structures involved and no new injuries. Evacuation orders remain the same. Personnel fighting the fire now stand at 1,988 on this, the 30th day of the fire. Read the rest of this story »

    Sec. of State trying a new career as a barista?

    August 22, 2016

    Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Starbucks are partnering to promote voter registration at Starbucks locations across California. Secretary Padilla will work a shift at the Starbucks in North Hollywood, Read the rest of this story »

    Local Coastal Program Update: Meet this week

    August 22, 2016

    The PlanningCommission canceled the regularly scheduled meetings on August 4 and 18, 2016 and will continue discussions on the Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan and Implementation a Special Meeting on August 25, 2016 at 6pm. Read the rest of this story »

    Voter Registration Counts Are Up for Major Parties and ‘No Party Preference’ Voters

    August 19, 2016

    California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has released the first voter registration report for the November 8, 2016 General Election. The report is a compilation of voter registration numbers reported by California’s 58 county elections offices. The report reflects registration data as of July 7, 2016 and likely reflect the “convention bump” expected after national conventions were over. Read the rest of this story »

    The Morning of the Fourth Week

    August 19, 2016

    Update 6:45 AM 8/19/16

    Soberanes Fire grew overnight: Now 81,396 acres – 60% contained

    Personnel now at 2,690. Read the rest of this story »

    Sobernares: 79,000 acres, 60% contained

    August 18, 2016

    Monterey Fire personnel were released from the Soberanes fire on August 15, 2016. Crews moved directly from the Soberanes fire to various other wildland fires around the state: Read the rest of this story »

    August 15, 2016

    Soberanes Fire 7 AM update 8/15/16 Acres 74,604 Containment 60% Personnel 4102. Hwy 1 has closed again due to a hazardous tree.

    Warm and dry weather conditions forecast, fire growth and interior burning continue and smoke production is expected to increase. Winds from the north and northwest will give most communities in the fire area some relief from smoke. Read the rest of this story »

    Soberanes fire update

    August 14, 2016

    Updated: 8/14/16 @ 12:45 PM
    Acreage/Containment: 72,566 acres – 60% contained. Photo of damaged trees by Kent Speed

    Singed trees by Kent Speed

    Singed trees by Kent Speed

    #SoberanesFire update 8/14/16 7 AM

    August 14, 2016

    72,566 acres burnt 60% containment 4263 personnel

    hat;s about 800 acres overnight. Per CHP this morning: Hwy1 Ventana to Palo Colorado thru BigSur will CLOSE Sun., 8/14 from 2PM until 5AM Monday for a backfiring operation.

    Soberness Fire update

    August 13, 2016

    Sat., Aug. 13 @ 6PM update on ‪#‎SoberanesFire‬ is: Burned, 71,860 acres – 60% contained. No new structures burned, nor injuries. Holding their own.

    Giants update

    August 13, 2016

    The Dodgers won today, 8/13, by a score of 8 to 4 over the Pirates. Tonight the Giants have to fight to hold on
    to sole position of first place, Madison Bumgarner is on the mound against Baltimore . Stay tuned.
    Bob Silverman
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