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    Arrest in Armed Robbery Case

    On May 28 at 12:35 a.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Tyler Street in Monterey for a robbery. Two victims had been walking though the area when they were approached from behind and knocked to the ground by the suspect. The suspect took a purse from one of the victims and threatened to shoot them with a firearm. No firearm was actually observed. The suspect fled on foot and was then observed driving away in a vehicle. Read more…»

    You’re Invited to a Kitten Shower

    SPCA Kitten Shower

    Help kittens rescued by your local, independent SPCA for Monterey County by donating to our Kitten Shower! Similar to a baby shower, a kitten shower offers you the chance to help rescued underage and orphaned kittens.

    Right now, your SPCA is caring for 149 kittens, with more arriving every day. Read more…»

    Helicopter to make low-level flights over Northern Salinas Valley

    Beginning May 14, 2017, residents of Marina, Neponset, Castroville, Moss
    Landing, Blanco, and Salinas, may see a low-flying helicopter towing a
    large hexagonal frame. This unique equipment is part of a project to map
    groundwater aquifers and subsurface geology in the area. Read more…»

    They’re back…

    Laura Twohig sent us a couple of pictures of “tuna crabs” from the sands at Lovers Pt. Today in Pacific Grove we experienced an “invasion” of Tuna crabs, which are so named because they are often found in the bellies of tuna. Pleuroncodes planipes is a bright red critter which occasionally floats in the thousands onto area beaches and die there, leaving a red, smelly carpet. It seems to depend on warm currents, particularly in El Niño years, to bring it from Southern California to our shores.

    Last time they visited in numbers like today was October, 2015.

    It is around five inches long.It resembles a lobster, but has a shorter abdomen. Hence one of its other common names: Squat Lobster. While edible by humans, there’s not enough meat to make it worth the trouble. But then again, the French love winkels… It’s probably not a good idea to eat a dead one from the beach because you don’t know how long it has been there. Read more…»

    Assembly Member Mark Stone Honored as Legislator of the Year by California Special Districts Association

    Special districts in Monterey County and across the state recognized Assembly Member Mark Stone as their 2016 Legislator of the Year. Assembly Member Stone was selected because of his non-partisan spirit, support of local flexibility, and close work with the local service specialists responsible for delivering waste management, water, fire protection, parks, and other essential services.

    Dennis Allion, MRWMD Board Member; Bruce Delgado, MRWMD Board Chair; Assembly Member Mark Stone; MRWMD Board Member Gary Bales; MRWMD General Manager Tim Flanagan

    The recognition is awarded by the California Special Districts Association (CSDA), and was presented Friday at the Monterey Regional Waste Management District in Marina, CA. Bruce Delgado, Chairman of the District Board of Directors said, “Waste Management districts vary enormously across the state. Assembly Member Stone has shown a deep understanding of the complexity of waste management and the value of special districts in diverse communities. Assembly Member Stone is an advocate for local flexibility and a champion for local residents.”  Read more…»

    Panetta Statement Regarding President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration 

    Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.  Read more…»

    Wet & Windy Weather – Are you Prepared?


    The weekend forecast calls for very wet, windy weather this weekend. The SPCA for Monterey County reminds you to keep your family and your pets safe during the storm and potential flooding, mud slides, and power outages.

    The SPCA for Monterey County offers free disaster preparedness information for people, pets, and livestock in English and in Spanish on our website, including a list of items that should be included in a disaster preparedness or evacuation kit. This vital information can be found at www.SPCAmc.org/prepare. Read more…»

    Have you seen this love note from Cal-Am?

    New Rates Likely to Take Effect in March 2017

    PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., December 1, 2016 – Today the California Public Utilities Commission issued an order for new water rates and a new method for calculating water charges for California American Water customers on the Monterey Peninsula. Their ruling also includes changes to the emergency conservation and rationing plan administered by California American Water and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District. While the Commission’s decision does not increase the amount of revenue California American Water will collect, it will result in a rate increase, as it approves recovery of $39.8 million in revenue, that was previously adopted by the Commission, but which was not collected due to increased water conservation. Collection of the $39.8 million will be reduced for revenue previously recovered in rates of approximately $8 million. The rate change is expected to begin around March, 2017 depending on when the Commission grants implementation approval. Read more…»

    Breaker of the Week: Lexi Rohrer Continues the Tradition

    lexi webLexi is a junior at PGHS who was recently rewarded for her journalistic prowess.

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    Great Egret Found Shot Near School in Soledad

    Tiny Puppy with Painted Nails Abandoned in Salinas: Reward Offered

    MADD Recognizes Officers for Drunk Driving Arrests

    Bear sighted in Pacific Grove, Tranquilized

    At 5:30 this morning (Sun. June 14) a bear was sighted in the area of Lighthouse & Cypress. Read more…»

    SPCA for Monterey County Using Finding Rover Facial Recognition App

    Official Mathletics Results

    47th Annual — here are the results and the stats from the Monterey County School Board Read more…»

    Big Sur International Marathon Wraps 30th Year: Entries by Lottery Next Year

    Adam Roach crosses the finish line

    Adam Roach crosses the finish line

    9,000 runners compete under sunny, but windy skies

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    Good Old Days Program 2015

    Lacrosse: Pacific Grove Moves to 6-2 Overall on the Season

    City Council Member Casey Lucius Exploring a Run for Congress

    Girls Basketball: Breakers Have Four Players Selected To the 2015 All MTAL Team

    Mini Cooper Erupts in Flames (video)

    Boys’ Basketball Team Finds the Win

    Breakers Boys’ Basketball Team Escapes With the Win

    Coast Commission Approves Temporary Fencing to Protect PG Seal Pups

    The Copplas Keep Winning in the Family

    Schools receive $196.430.76 from librarian’s estate

    Breaker Classic: Girls go 1-1, while the Boys go 2-0

    Pacific Grove Man Detonates ‘Seal Bomb’ Near Gas Station

    City Council OKs Resumption of Monarch Tagging

    Cop Log DATE

    Cop Log 10/26/14 – 10/31/14
    Found things
    A man’s wallet was found on Lighthouse and turned in. No contact with owner.
    A cell phone was found on Ocean View and turned in. No contact with owner.
    This is a sight we’d like to see…
    A motorcycle with expired tags was found on public property on Montecito.
    It was towed.
    An easier job than the one above
    On Central Ave., a vehicle was marked as abandoned. After 72 hours, it was
    Large Dog at Large
    A male German Shepherd was found at large on Forest. The dog’s owner
    came and got him.
    Credit card fraud
    Exchange student’s credit card was used to pay for a hotel stay in Boston.
    If your mail was late on 10/27…
    A woman advised she had been involved in a collision with a postal truck.
    Info was exchanged.
    Shooting BB gun at children
    Leif Rowan was detained after shooting at children on Arkwright Ct. with a
    pellet gun. He was detained by a parent.
    Suspicious person/Sexual harassment
    A juvenile female walking home from school on spruce was approached by
    a white male adult in a white vehicle, make unknown. He pulled up and told her
    she was hot and asked if she was 18. She said no and kept walking. He offered
    her a ride and she said no. He pulled around the corner and got out of his vehicle
    and left his driver’s side door open and the engine running. He told her to hop
    in and she refused again. She walked quickly home and does not believe he saw
    where she lives. He was described as late 20s-early 30s, wearing a red shirt, khaki
    pants and red shoes. Police tracked him down and he admitted to speaking with
    the juvenile female but said he left upon learning her age.
    Situation becoming critical
    On Pine Ave.: A person was walking to the shoemaker and lost a boot. No
    indication as to whether they were wearing it or carrying it.
    Drunk and walking around and generally being nasty
    A man was verbally harassing customers outside a business on Lighthouse.
    He was arrested for being drunk in public and for violating his probation terms.
    Offensive notes
    A person on Presidio said that he had received offensive notes on his vehicle
    over the last month, but has not received anything in the past two weeks. He said
    his neighbors told him they saw someone taking pictures of his residence and
    looking in his vehicle about a month ago.
    Drugs missing
    A woman on Ransford said she had allowed a homeless woman to stay with
    her for a short time. She said she began to notice prescription drugs missing but
    didn’t actually see the woman take them. The woman is no longer staying with her.
    Bag missing
    A man reported he had left a bag on the sidewalk on Ocean View, and it was
    gone when he returned a few minutes later. He waited a few hours and when it
    didn’t appear, he reported it to the police.
    Past tense rape
    Perpetrator known.
    Burglary on Lighthouse
    A person reported burglary with forced entry into a business on Lighthouse.
    Lights left on she didn’t leave on
    A woman on Junipero said she had recently purchased the home in question
    and that she stays there occasionally. She returned on 10/30 to find two lights left
    on as well as a space heater. Nothing was stolen or disturbed.
    Theft of fire extinguishers
    On Pacific Grove Lane.
    Elderly woman scammed
    A woman on Briggs was scammed out of a large sum of money via phone
    calls. APS is investigating, along with the FBI.
    Nails beneath tires
    A man on Lighthouse said someone had placed nails beneath his tires and
    someone else’s tires, too. He removed the nails. He said he has no idea who’d
    play such a trick.
    Vacation renter spooked
    Vacation renters told a homeowner that an elderly woman had been seen in
    front of the house taking pictures and it made them uncomfortable. It wasn’t the
    former owner, they determined.
    No trespassing to steal no trespassing signs
    Someone stole several no trespassing signs from the fencing around a property
    on Lighthouse.
    Tree fall down go boom
    A tree in a private parking lot on Eardley fell on a vehicle.

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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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