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Exploring the history of Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf

Exploring the history of Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf

For thousands of years people have made their living fishing the Monterey Bay, beginning with the Rumsien Ohlone, the Native People of the Monterey area to the squid fishermen from China.

Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf Association Continues its "Wharf Walks at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf" on Saturday, August 2nd with a focus on the maritime history of the Monterey Bay.

The Old Fisherman's Wharf Association will team up with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas. He offers monthly walks on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM - Noon.

Tours meet at the head of Old Fisherman's Wharf (near the pink "Harbor House" store, #1 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at (831) 521-3304 or via email timsardine@yahoo.com.

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The search begins for this year's Miss Monterey County

It’s that time of year again, as the Monterey County fair is searching for the next Miss Monterey County; a woman who is ambitious, intelligent and driven.

Delays on Highway 1 for tree work

On July 23 on Highway 1 in Monterey daytime tree work will result in the temporary closure of the Soledad Drive off-ramp at southbound Highway 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Motorists can expect delays of approximately 5 minutes

Traffic delays during Monterey gas pipeline safey test

An overnight project by PG&E to hydrotest a gas pipeline along Highway 1 from Fremont/Camino El Estero to the Ocean Avenue and Highway 1 intersection in Monterey will begin on Sunday at 8 p.m. according to Caltrans officials.

Roadwork consists of partial lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for six nights, Sunday through Friday with no overnight Saturday work. There may be possible slow movement at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Highway 1. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 10 minutes. Work is expected to be completed in early September.

The purpose of this work is to ensure pipeline safety.

The contractor for this permit project is PG&E of San Ramon.

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Pacific Grove moves foward on plastic bag ban

After its city council meeting Wednesday night, Pacific Grove decided to move forward with a plastic bag ban.

The council is expected to hold a first reading next month of an ordinance that would ban plastic bags and put a ten cent charge on paper bags.

The council hopes to have a ban in place before a statewide decision is made in September.

Paper or plastic? Pacific Grove taking up the bag debate

Paper or plastic? Pacific Grove taking up the bag debate

When asked by grocery store clerks, "paper or plastic?" What do you chose?

Or do you bring your own reusable bags? 

Like many cities in California, Pacific Grove is trying to decide how to best handle this environmental problem of plastic bags. The city had been waiting for a ruling on a San Francisco case from January about reusable bag ordinances. The First Appellate District Court ruled the ordinances were exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. The city is discussing numerous options to deal with the issue in Wednesday's city council meeting.

The State of California is considering Senate Bill 270, a state-wide reusable bag approach. It would pre-empt local jurisdictions from its regulations if they address the issue by September 1st, 2014. 

The different possibilities for Pacific Grove include:

Wife of former Pacific Grove police commander pleads guilty

The wife of former Pacific Grove Police Commander John Nyunt pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight charges, including forgery and identity theft.

Kristin Nyunt was accused of committing massive identity theft -- aided by  her husband, who prosecutors said helped her access private records.  Her husband also was accused of trying to cover up her crimes by means of threat and fraud.

Kristin Nyunt pleaded guilty in Monterey County Superior Court to two counts of forgery, five counts of identity theft,  two counts of computer crimes and one count of first-degree burglary. She's scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 19 and is likely to be given three years and eight months in state prison, followed by three years and eight months of probation.

Prosecutors said her husband made repeated efforts to cover up his wife's fraud and then later threatened her against reporting her crimes.