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  • Giants Update on 7/22/16 game

    July 23, 2016

    The San Francisco Giants were defeated by the New York Yankees on July 22 by a score of 3 to 2. The venue was Yankee Stadium with 45,304 fans present to enjoy the game. The Giants starting pitcher was Madison Bumgarner, followed by relievers Osich, and Romo. The Giants scored in the 7th & 8th innings. Three errors by Brandon Crawford contributed to the loss. Bumgarner threw 115 pitches and 75 strikes. Osich threw 16 pitches and 10 strikes followed by Romo with 10 pitches and 6 strikes. The New York runs were in the first, second, and 8th innings.

    -Bob Silverman

    Nancy Hauk Died in the Night

    July 23, 2016

    Nancy Hauk, wife of Steve Hauk (Steve Hauk Fine Arts and the Steve and Nancy Hauk Gallery at the Pacific Grove Public Library) died last night after a lengthy illness. Her family was by her side.

    Sobranes Fire, 5 Mi. S of Carmel Raging

    July 23, 2016

     

    Photo by Peter Nichols sent 2:45 AM 7/23/16

    Photo by Peter Nichols sent 2:45 AM 7/23/16

    7:45 AM #SobranesFire (Garapata ) is hard to come by – CalFire has not updated yet this morning. An individual blogger said at about midnight that the Palo Colorado Canyon and surrounding neighborhoods, including Long Ridge and Green Ridge, are being evacuated and that structure protection groups are responding in case the fire makes it into inhabited zones.

    Big Sur Kate said at 6:30 the fire was at 2,000 acres and threatening at least one structure. The Boy Scout Camp at Camp Pico Blanco, she says, is sheltering in place with MSCA, Cal Fire, Ham operator. More dramatic photos at bigsurkate.wordpress.com. SPCA says it has now six cats that have been evacuated and are preparing for more. The Red Cross shelter is at Carmel Middle School.

    Lane closure Monday morning Hwy 68 and 1

    July 22, 2016

    One lane of the Highway 1 Southbound off-ramp at Holman Highway 68 will be closed on Monday July 25 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. All movements through the intersection will be preserved, but some delays on Highway 1 southbound between Munras Avenue and Highway 68 are anticipated.

    Accessible Vote-by-Mail Ballots to Voters with Disabilities

    July 22, 2016

    Existing, Secure, Accessible Technology Gains Broader Use

    Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 2252, which will allow voters with disabilities to independently and privately vote-by-mail using existing, secure technology. AB 2252 was authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and supported by Secretary of State Alex Padilla. Read the rest of this story »

    Bruiser the Pig Has to Move

    July 22, 2016

    pigPer the Administrative Hearing Officer’s decision: Bruiser has to move outside Pacific Grove, and his owners, the Hanes, have to properly dispose of all poop at the property and give written proof to the City, all within 30 days. Penalties: $50/day for each day the pig remains after 30 days from July 21, 206. Hanes have to pay admin costs of $467.50 to the City on or before August 20, 2016.
    Appeal is possible as is judicial review.

    Findings: The City classified Respondents’ pig as a pet, not requiring a special permit. In September of 2014, Complainants called police to complain about offensive odor of feces coming from Respondents’ yard and to ask about what they could do.  Offensive odor of feces and flies recur in Respondents’ yard. Respondents have allowed accumulation of feces to occur in their yard in a manner that creates a nuisance.  Respondents’ travel out of town for several days at a time, leaving their animals at home. Respondents were aware of odor complaints before issuance of the Order. Respondents were aware of their obligations under PGMC §10.08.050 before issuance of the Order. Respondents were informed of possible methods of abating the nuisance on more than one occasion. Respondents improperly disposed of animal waste in their yard waste bin.  There is no direct evidence addressing how Respondents’ animal waste might become a danger to the environment in accordance with PGMC §9.16.110, waste disposal prohibition.

     

     

    Giants Update 7-15-16

    July 15, 2016

    The San Francisco Giants are on the start of their first road trip after the ALL STAR break. The Giants travel first to San Diego for a three game series on July 14, 15 and 16. The Giants then fly east to play the Red Sox on July 18 & 19 followed by the New York Yankees for three games starting on July 21.

    -Bob Silverman

    Black Lives Matter Advocates March Peacefully in Seaside

    July 14, 2016

    The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two men killed by police within two days of each other, have spurred massive demonstrations in major cities. Both of their deaths were captured in cell phone videos that received millions of views that lead to public outrage and even investigations by the Department of Justice. In response to protests from St. Paul to New York City, Central Coast residents organized a rally in Seaside in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

    On a warm Wednesday afternoon over 100 people gathered at a plaza that features a Carmel Valley Coffee at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Fremont Boulevard. The Seaside resident who organized the event, Miriam Smith, began speaking on a microphone. Smith spoke about Seaside’s historical significance as a former civil-rights hub, and how pleased she is to see the tradition continue through this rally.  Read the rest of this story »

    Advisory for Mercury in Fish Caught in Elkhorn Slough

    July 13, 2016

    A new state fish advisory issued today offers safe eating advice for five species of fish from Elkhorn Slough in Monterey County.

    By nugunslinger from Lafayette, USofA - Leopard Sharks

    By nugunslinger from Lafayette, USofA – Leopard Sharks

    Women younger than 46 and children younger than 18 should not eat any Leopard Shark or large Bat Ray from Elkhorn Slough, which have high levels of mercury. But people of all ages can safely eat as many as seven servings per week of Asian Clam or Speckled Sanddab, which have lower levels of the contaminant. Read the rest of this story »

    Reflections of Seaside Mayo Rubio on Recent Events

    July 12, 2016

    With malice toward none, with charity for all.

    As President Lincoln delivered his Second Inaugural on March 4, 1865, the Civil War was winding down. Within five weeks of Lincoln’s address to a few thousand standing in mud on Pennsylvania Avenue, General Lee would surrender. Within six weeks, President Lincoln would be dead. This experiment without precedent – our grand experiment – of a government of the people, by the people, for the people, would have to carry on without him.

    I think of Lincoln in these difficult times, in part, because I recently had the opportunity to tour Gettysburg. It is a most sobering place. Though peaceful today, the echoes of cannon blasts and rifle fire haunt the landscape. The cries of soldiers, giving their last full measure of devotion, hallow the ground. To walk those fields, even in the still of the morning air, is to be moved to reflection on whether you have done enough to honor their sacrifice.  Read the rest of this story »

    2017 Big Sur Marathon Begins Registration Process July 15

    July 11, 2016

    Multiple opportunities to enter the “bucket list” race are available  through a series of random drawings and special categories

     Registration to enter a series of random drawings for the 2017 Big Sur International Marathon begins Friday, July 15.

    Due to its continued popularity, the Big Sur Marathon offers various opportunities to earn a space in the April 30, 2017 race. These include drawings for groups and couples, loyalty runners, Monterey County residents and “bucket list” or first-timer entrants.  In addition, a ‘last chance’ drawing will be held once all selected runners have completed registration. Read the rest of this story »

    Funeral home offers way to express condolences over Dallas shootings

    July 11, 2016

    “Even though miles separate us from Dallas, we want the Monterey Bay community to have a way to pay their respects for the fallen officers,” said an official of Mission Mortuary.  Mission Memorial Park & Seaside Funeral Home and Mission Mortuary believe that all lives matter.  That is why they will have register books available for Monterey County residents to sign in support of five police officers slain in Dallas Friday night. Read the rest of this story »

    Giants Sweep Arizona

    July 10, 2016

    The Giants defeated Arizona by a score of four to nothing on July 10 and remain in first place in the National League West ahead of the Dodgers. The Giants record is now 57 wins and 33 loses. Madison Bumgarner threw a one hitter and matched his best of 14 strikeouts in a game. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 61 RBI. See full details and images of the sweep in the next print issue. Stay tuned.
    Bob Silverman

    Giants Update with boxscore

    July 7, 2016

    The Giants defeated the Rockies on July 6 and held their opponent to a single run. Johnny Cueto now has a career
    high of ten straight wins. Cueto also hit a single in the second inning. Buster Posey hit his 11th home run of the season.

    -Bob Silverman
    07.6.16 COL vs. SF – Boxscore

    July 5, 2016

    Madison Bumgarner set to take the mound tonight against the visiting Rockies. Giants hope to
    hand the Rockies their seventh straight loss. With yesterdays win the Rockies lost their last 6 games.
    Pence, Duffy and Panik remain on the disabled list.
    -Bob Silverman

    Election Results Certified Today, July 5, 2016

    July 5, 2016

    Final results for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election are now certified. The official results are posted at www.MontereyCountyElections.us

    “This election showed voter participation at 49.82% compared to 37.07% in the June 2012 Presidential Primary Read the rest of this story »

    Be a Keeper of Our Culture!

    July 4, 2016

    Boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 12 are invited to come to the Little House in Jewell Park on Thursday, July 14, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m, to write and share life stories.

    Giants Update: 11 innings to defeat Arizona

    July 4, 2016

    The S.F Giants defeated Arizona by a score of five to four after 11 innings of play. The Giants runs were scored in the third, fourth and 11th innings. There were 26,171 fans in attendance.

    The Giants starting pitcher Albert Suarez was optioned back to the River Cats. The wining pitcher was Josh Osich. Brandon Belt hit his 10th home run against Arizona. Serigo Romo has returned to the Giants’s roster.

    The Dodgers kept pace by sweeping the Rockies who lost to the Giants today on July 4th back at At&T . Stay tuned for images and the full game report in the next print edition.

    -Bob Silverman

    Giants update 7-1-16

    July 1, 2016

    The S.F. Giants defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks by a score of 6 to 4 on July 1 in Arizona. The Giants’s starting pitcher was Johnny Cueto with Trevor Brown catching. The game was close in the bottom of the ninth. Key double play defense between Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt on first stopped the Arizona base runners. The Giants continue to lead the National League West with a record of 51 wins and 31 losses. The Giants announced that on July 1 2007 Barry Bonds had his 2,900th hit as the Giants defeated Arizona by a score of 13-0.

     -Bob Silverman

    Pacific Grove Names Amy Christey, Chief of Morro Bay, to be Police Chief

    July 1, 2016

    Chief Amy ChristieAfter a search that drew more than 50 qualified candidates, the City of Pacific Grove has announced the selection of Amy Christey as the City’s new Chief of Police.  For the past four years, Ms. Christey has served as Chief of Police in Morro Bay, California.  Prior to her tenure with the City of Morro Bay, she was as a Sheriff Lieutenant in the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.  In total, Chief Christey brings more than 24 years of law enforcement experience, along with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management, a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership, and Supervisory, Advanced, Management and Executive Peace Officer Standards (POST) certifications. Chief Christey also served in the United States Army.

    Read the rest of this story »

    Monterey Peninsula College Theatre Department opens 2016-2017 Season with

    July 1, 2016


    EVITA

    Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber – Lyrics by Tim Rice

    Directed by Gary Bolen

    July 14 – July 31, 2016 

    Tickets available from the MPC Theatre Box Office (831-646-4213) or online at www.mpctheatre.com

    About the MPC production of EVITA Read the rest of this story »

    Measures Certified for the November General Election Ballot

    July 1, 2016

    Currently 17 measures have qualified for the November 8, 2016, General Election ballot.  Two of the measures were placed on the ballot by the Legislature and 15 qualified through the initiative and referendum process. The order on the ballot and letter designations will be announced shortly, likely Tues., July 5, 2016. Not that some are competing. Please study carefully.

    Read the rest of this story »

    Fourth of July Safety Tips for Pets

    July 1, 2016

    Local Coastal Program Update

    June 30, 2016

    The Council held a Special Meeting on June 29, 2016 and received an update on the Local Coastal Program. Information discussed included:

    • Why a certified Local Coastal Program is important and how it benefits the community;
    • Definition of development and redevelopment in the coastal zone;
    • Coastal Development Permits;
    • Asilomar Dunes neighborhood – development regulations including fencing and subdivision;
    • Coastal access, sea level rise and armoring;
    • Floor Area Ratio at the American Tin Cannery site
    • Coastal Parks Plan.

    Asilomar Dunes Morning Coffee Meeting July 7, 2016

    Staff will host a morning coffee community meeting on July 7, 2016 at 9am at the Asilomar Conference Center, Surf and Sand Room. The meeting will focus on the Asilomar Dunes neighborhood, existing and proposed regulations, and the permitting process. Please see the attached flyer for details.

    The Planning Commission will continue discussion of the Local Coastal Program at a Special Meeting on July 7, 2016 at 4pm. Please note to ensure Commission members receive correspondence please submit written communication by the previous day at 9am.

    Giants Update: Joe Panik

    June 29, 2016

    The S.F. Giants announced on June 29 that Joe Panik was placed on the seven day disabled list due to a concussion suffered on June 18 when he was struck in the head by a pitch thrown by Tampa Bays’s pitcher Matt Moore.

    Bob Silverman

    Law Enforcement Agencies cooperate in Robberies Arrest

    June 29, 2016

    Cooperation among Peninsula law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest on Wed., June 29 of two armed suspects in a pair of recent robberies. Read the rest of this story »

    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

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    This is the Heal the Bay Beach Report Card for Monterey Peninsula beaches, which reports water quality grades, or when relevant, weather advisories. An A to F grade is assigned based on the health risks of swimming or surfing at that location. Look at the "dry" grade for all days except those "wet" days during and within 3 days after a rainstorm. Click here for more information on the Beach Report Card. Click the name of the beach when it pops up for more details, or choose a beach below.

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