This week’s Planning Commission meeting in Pacific Grove has been cancelled. That’s because Pacific Grove residents complained that the Hotel Durell, as currently planned, is too big for its location….so developers have ‘gone back to the drawing board’. The meeting has tentatively been re-scheduled for May 3rd.
A Special Hearing is slated to be held in Sand City Thursday night, regarding a mixed-use development planned for a nearly 11-acre area just east of Highway 1. The project would include 400 residential units, some retail shops, and the city’s first hotel. Right now, Sand City has the smallest population of any Monterey Peninsula city. Thursday’s special hearing is scheduled to take place in city council chambers on Pendergrass Way…beginning at 7 p.m.
The public’s assistance is being sought in identifying a dog-napper. The woman who took the 9 year-old Chihuahua appeared to have long reddish-brown hair, and tattoos on her neck and chest area. Her image was caught on video surveillance footage from a business near the dog’s Santa Cruz home. Anyone with information on the woman’s identity is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department.
2 men suffered injuries early this morning, in what appeared to be an attempted street race on Highway 1. 19 year-old Ray Magana suffered major injuries when his southbound vehicle collided with the vehicle driven by 23 year-old Abel Torres Junior. Torres Junior suffered moderate injuries. Both men were transported to area hospitals. both lanes of southbound Highway 1 were closed for about 20 minutes after the 12:35 a.m. crash.
Two men were arrested yesterday morning on drug and gun-related charges. 27 year-old Archer Kais, and 30 year-old Barry Sumagang, both had semi-automatic handguns on them when they were arrested by Monterey county sheriff’s deputies yesterday. Additionally, Kais was in possession of 25 grams of cocaine.
TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY TO EITHER FILE YOUR I-R-S TAX RETURN….OR FILE FOR AN EXTENSION…..EVEN THOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN PROBLEMS WITH THE IRS WEBSITE TODAY. TAX DAY FALLS ON APRIL 17 THIS YEAR BECAUSE APRIL 15 WAS A SUNDAY AND APRIL 16 WAS EMANCIPATION DAY, A HOLIDAY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THE I-R-S TYPICALLY RECOMMENDS THAT TAXPAYERS USE ELECTRONIC FILING TO AVOID COMMON MISTAKES, HOWEVER WITH THE WEBSITE NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY, PEOPLE MAY WANT TO MAIL THEIR RETURNS INSTEAD. THEY NEED TO BE POSTMARKED BY THE END OF THE BUSINESS DAY…..AND THAT’S TECHNICALLY JUST MINUTES AWAY. WE’VE HEAR THAT OfficialPayments.com MAY WORK…. FOR THOSE WHO STILL WANT TO TRY AND FILE ELECTRONICALLY.
A MAN, WHO HAS BEEN KNOWN AS A LOCAL AG INDUSTRY ICON, AND AN AGRI-BUSINESS VISIONARY, HAS DIED. 61 YEAR-OLD RICK ANTLE HELPED CO-FOUND SPRECKELS-BASED TANIMURA AND ANTLE PRODUCE COMPANY IN 1982. ANTLE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE 2017 INTRODUCTION OF THE COMPANY’S STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN (ALLOWING EVERYONE EMPLOYED BY T & A (FROM FARMWORKER TO MANAGEMENT) THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY INTO THE OWNERSHIP OF THE COMPANY. UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP, THE COMPANY ALSO BUILT SPRECKELS CROSSING, AN 800-PERSON FARMWORKER HOUSING COMPLEX ON T & A PROPERTY. IT HAS SINCE BECOME A BLUEPRINT FOR OTHER FARMWORKER HOUSING PROJECTS.
ANTLE WAS ALSO PROUD OF THE COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE RETENTION....WITH MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED EMPLOYEES WITH T&A FOR 10 YEARS, AND MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE WITH THE COMPANY FOR 20 YEARS.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE CEREMONY IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN FOR RICK ANTLE AT 2 P.M. FRIDAY APRIL 27TH, AT THE TANIMURA AND ANTLE HEADQUARTERS IN SPRECKELS.
Three people were injured, two seriously, in a crash on Imjin Parkway and Abrams in Marina yesterday. Police say, the driver did not see the two people that were pulled off to the side of the road after a minor fender bender and hit them and their cars. It left two of the women seriously hurt. The accident happened just after 8 p.m. on Monday, police believe no drugs or alcohol were involved.
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