Pacific Grove Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with an overnight break-in at the Hopkins Marine research facility. An unknown suspect(s) broke into the building sometime in the night of 10/24-10/25 and ransacked the facility, causing extensive damage. It is unknown if anything was stolen. Officers were dispatched at 6:30 a.m. The department continues to investigate the crime. If you have any information, please contact the department immediately at 831-648-3143.
October 25, 2016
October 25, 2016
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has reported that there were 501,206 completed transactions on the California Secretary of State’s online voter registration website on October 23 and 24—the final two days to register to vote in the November 8, 2016 General Election. Read the rest of this story »
October 21, 2016
Major actions taken by the Council at its regular meeting on October 19, 2016 include:
• Held second reading of an ordinance and adopted the 2016 Edition of the California Building Standards Codes and the amended 2015 International Property Maintenance Code.
• Held second reading and adopted an ordinance to amend the Salary Classification schedule.
• Received the Treasurer’s Quarterly Report.
• Received the Quarterly Budget Report for the 1st Quarter Fiscal Year 2016-17.
• Received the Workers’ Compensation Report for the 1st Quarter Fiscal Year 2016-17.
• Approved the drafted responses to the 2015-2016 Monterey County Civil Grand Jury Report.
• Discussed establishing a City Council Discretionary Fund to assist non-profit organizations in the City of Pacific Grove.
•The agenda reports and supporting documents for all of these actions are on the City’s website, at http://www.cityofpacificgrove.org. Details of the actions taken will also be available, upon completion and adoption of the meeting minutes, which will also be posted on the website.
October 20, 2016
Girls race was won by Alex Stout of Pacific Collegiate in a course record time of 18:22 for the 5K course. Top team was Pacific Grove led by Christina Hashimoto.
Boys race was won by Roman Munoz of King City in a time of 16:42. Greenfield won the team title for the boys.
Complete results in link below:
October 14, 2016
Following a closed-session meeting earlier in the week when the three top bidders submitted further proposals, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors directed staff to begin exclusive negotiations with Friends of Laguna Seca regarding the concession which includes the iconic race track as well as the surrounding property, a Monterey County park.
Friends is one of the three entities vying for the concession, and the only non-profit of the group. [We profiled Friends in our July 15, 2016 issue (page 7).] They are also the only one asked to enter into negotiations at this point.
“We appreciate the vote of confidence,” in Friends of Laguna Seca, said Ross Merrill, President of the Board of Friends. “We look forward to providing the information.” Merrill adds that, unlike the other bidders, Friends has no
shareholders. “All profits will go directly back into the community.” This is the model that SCRAMP (Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula) had followed since building the facility in 1957.
Profits at the track have not kept pace with expenses in recent years, prompting the Board of Supervisors to seek another way to run the track. Read the rest of this story »
October 13, 2016
Interesting to see how the Secretary of State’s Student Mock Election turned out. We’re sharing the top offices. If you want to see how some of the propositions fared, click on this link:
or just have a quick look at the top offices here:
October 12, 2016
On Monday, October 10, 2016, at approximately 4:13 am, Seaside police officers and Detectives from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) responded to the 1200 block of Ord Grove Avenue in Seaside on the report of a shooting inside a residence.
Responding officers located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Read the rest of this story »
October 12, 2016
October 11, 2016
October 11, 2016
Major actions taken by the Council at its regular meeting on October 5, 2016 include: Read the rest of this story »
October 7, 2016
Annual grant distributions plus Soberanes Fire contributions and national charity fund raising brings total 2016 donations to over $750K
The Big Sur International Marathon distributed more than a quarter million dollars in grants to 77 organizations on the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur at a reception Wednesday evening in Monterey. Scout groups, youth and arts organizations, the local military, community service groups and schools were among the many beneficiaries receiving funding from the 31st annual Big Sur International Marathon held last April. Overall, $253,000 was distributed to 77 groups (see list below). Since its inaugural event in 1986, the Big Sur International Marathon has distributed more than $4.5 million in grants, primarily to organizations that have helped stage both the full and half marathons events. Read the rest of this story »
October 6, 2016
Carmel, Pacific Grove, Santa Catalina and Stevenson participated in the Peninsula Meet on the Pacific Grove High 1.95 mile course this afternoon.
Pascale Montgomerhy of Carmel won the girls varsity race in a very good time of 12:05. She was followed by Anna Stefanou of Pacific Grove, Audrey Bennett of Santa Catalina and Christina Hashimoto of Pacific Grove of Pacific Grove.
Carmel 19, Santa Catalina 36, Carmel 15, Stevenson Incomplete team, Pacific Grove 19, Santa Catalina 44, Pacific Grove 15, Stevenson Incomplete team, Santa Catalina 15, Stevenson Incomplete team. Carmel and Pacific Grove have already met earlier this season so no team score was kept for them.
Full results are attached.
Jake Alt of Pacific Grove won the boys varsity race in a course record time of 9:46.34. He was followed by Emerson Hardy and Kenshi Husted of Carmel and Henry Loh of Pacific Grove. The top four finishers broke the old course record of Jesus Rodriguez of Soledad, set only 3 weeks ago.
Carmel 15, Stevenson 48, Pacific Grove 15, Stevenson 50. Pacific Grove and Carmel have already met this season so no team score was kept for them.
October 1, 2016
Pacific Grove won both boys and girls team titles. Caleb Torres, Jake Alt and Henry Loh all won individual calss races for the Breakers on their home course. Pacific Grove girls were led by Christina Hashimoto and Anna Stefanou, 2nd and 3rd in the girls senior race and Kismet Isik finished 3rd in the girls sophomore race. Next up for the Breakers will be the Peninsula this Thursday at Pacific Grove. 2016 pg invite results
October 1, 2016
The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) announced that a live construction camera has been installed for the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Project. The public can go online to view the construction in real time at: http://bit.ly/2dgnwXK . Read the rest of this story »
September 29, 2016
The Pacific Grove girls remained undefeated with a decisive victory over defending MTAL champs Greenfield today in Greenfield. Christina Hashimoto won the race as the Breaker girls dominated with a 1-4 finish. She was followed by teammates Anna Stefanou, Kismet Isik and Mei Bailey. Team score was Pacific Grove 17, Greenfield 38.
The Pacific Grove boys were defeated by Greenfield by a score of 25 to 32. Rigo Garcia of Greenfield won the race. Top finishers for Pacific Grove were Henry Loh and Jake Alt in 2nd and 3rd. The Breakers are now 2-1 on the season. Next up for Pacific Grove will be the Pacific Grove Invitational this Saturday at Pacific Grove High School featuring 26 teams.
September 26, 2016
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.
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.
September 25, 2016
EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW/SALE EVENT FOR HOMECOMING! Read the rest of this story »
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.
September 24, 2016
September 23, 2016
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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
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
298 Carmel Ave
215 Reservation Rd
Hongs Oriental Market
302 Carmel Ave
Penny Saver Market
267 Carmel Ave
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
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 »
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.
“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 »
September 1, 2016