• City Summer Rec, Swimming Programs Cancelled

    May 22, 2020

    After months of thoroughly evaluating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and conducting numerous conversations with local and regional health officials, the City of Pacific Grove Recreation Department has made the difficult decision to cancel the summer day camp and aquatics programs for 2020. This includes our annual Youth Adventure Camp program, summer Pre-School activities, Swim Lesson classes and Community Swim opportunities at the Stillwell Children’s Pool at Lovers Point. 

    Current Issue for 5-22-20

    May 22, 2020

    https://cedarstreettimes.com/5-22-20Web.pdf

    Add another sculpture to your walk

    May 22, 2020

    “I loved the local sculpture pics and wanted to add a much less conspicuous one to the lot.  Introducing…a happy Humpty Dumpty who brings joy to passersby in the alley behind our house: Here is Mr. Eggcited in his home in the Blue Garden where he was sculpted to be. It was a 2017 addition to the garden! Superb work by Kimber Fiebiger. – David Riddle ” https://cedarstreettimes.com/5-22-20Web.pdf page 11

    Nature photographers have a new one…on You Tube

    May 21, 2020

    Steve and Mary Albert (you’ve surely seen their wonderful nature films, like the one about Ricketts) spent most of last spring and summer filming with Asilomar State Park’s Natural Resources Aide – and amazing ornithologist! –  Amanda Preece and the birds who nest in the 32 boxes she manages at Asilomar. Lots of birds. Lots of fun. 
    Normally we would be arranging to show the movie to live audiences, but, since that won’t happen any time soon… the State Parks have put it on their Asilomar Sector YouTube channel for people who might enjoy a 30-minute “fix” of the Park while they’re stuck at home.  Here’s the link: 
    https://youtu.be/-VqQl4W9okEA PEEK INTO ASILOMAR’S NEST BOX PROGRAM

    5-22-20

    May 21, 2020

    Feast of Lanterns Postponed

    May 17, 2020

    Due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Feast of Lanterns Board of Directors has come to the regrettable decision to postpone many of their major events this summer, including Feast Day at Lovers Point. “We simply do not believe the choice to gather as a large community this summer is a viable one. Instead we hope to realize our events sometime later in 2020 (or 2021),” aid Media Coordinator Christine Gruber.

    5-15-20 Issue

    May 14, 2020

    2020 Monterey Jazz Festival Postponed till Sept. 24-26, 2021

    May 14, 2020

    The Monterey Jazz Festival announced today the postponement of the 2020 festival until September 24-26, 2021. The postponement, the first in the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 62-year history, comes after careful consideration of the realities of COVID-19’s impact on the health and safety of the festival’s audience, artists, volunteers, and students.

    Safety remains the festival’s top priority during these unsettling times, and the decision to postpone was made after carefully considering the continued threat of COVID-19 into the fall, as well as national, state, and local restrictions on travel and large event gatherings.

    “2020 is my 30th year as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival family and I am deeply saddened to come to the realization that this year’s festival is not to be,” said Tim Jackson, MJF’s Artistic Director. “We must recognize our current world situation and put the health and safety of our artists, patrons, staff, and volunteers first. I am extremely proud of the artistic programming that was planned for this year. It would have been exciting, diverse, and fun with both forward motion and respect for legacy and history, which is a Monterey tradition. It is my hope to present the majority of our 2020 artists next year. Meanwhile, we will be working diligently to bring you exciting, new programs and content virtually over the following months while we build for next year’s festival, scheduled for September 24-26, 2021.”

    “We think of our artists, patrons, and volunteers as a part of our MJF family,” said Colleen Bailey, MJF’s Executive Director. “We make this difficult choice as a way of protecting those we hold dear. But while we eagerly await the chance to be with you again, and enjoy the moments that can only be experienced as a community, we promise that we will use this time productively to develop new ideas that will bring the festival back next year!”

    Patrons who have already purchased tickets to the 2020 Festival have three options: Donate the value of the ticket to support the continuation of the Monterey Jazz Festival; transfer the tickets to be used the 2021 festival; or request a full refund (by July 17).

    The non-profit Monterey Jazz Festival relies on ticket revenue to operate, and every donation will sustain the organization today and for years to come.

    Shark Kills Surfer in Watsonville

    May 10, 2020

    California State Parks Closes Manresa State Beach after a Shark Attack Incident

    California State Parks yesterday responded to a shark attack incident at Manresa State Beach. At around 1:30 p.m., a 26-year old male was surfing when he was attacked by an unknown shark species. The victim was pronounced dead on scene. The next of kin was notified by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department. The type of shark species that attacked the victim is unknown.  Following State Parks protocol, the water one mile south and north of the incident location will be closed for five days and will not be reopened until Thursday, May 14, 2020. Signs warning beachgoers about the shark attack are now posted on access points and beach entrances within a one-mile radius of the incident.  With the exception of water sports, Manresa State Beach is fully closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, meaning there is no public access during this time. During the other times, the beach is open to local residents that can walk or bike into the beach, provided that they maintain the recommended physical distancing of 6 ft. or more, and follow new visitor guidelines. For more information, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.   State Parks expresses its deepest sympathy to the family of the victim.

    Kids’ Books Coming

    May 8, 2020

    A MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT LIBRARIAN ALEX MORRISON

    Attention all book lovers! Pacific Grove Public Library has generously donated brand new books from Scholastic!

    Monday through Wednesday next week your favorite librarians Mrs Bitter, Mrs Scanlon, and Mrs Gruber will be handing out books at lunch pickups. Come by say hello, stay curious and keep reading! 

    Best regards, your friendly neighborhood High School Guybrarian Mr Morrison.

    Stay well,

    Ralph G. Porras

    City Council May 6, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    City Council
    Actions taken include:Received the Mayor’s proclamation declaring May as Building Safety Month.Received the Mayor’s Proclamation declaring May 3-9 as Municipal Clerks Week.Approved the Minutes of the April 15, 2020 City Council Regular and Special Meetings.Held second reading and adopted an ordinance to amend the salary classification schedule for Construction Project Manager, Management Analyst, and Principal Planner.Held second reading and adopted an ordinance amending the zoning map and PGMC Title 23 pertaining to Asilomar State Park and Conference Grounds and twelve residential properties in the Pacific Grove Acres neighborhood, and delete PGMC Section 23.16.090 (R-1-B-2 zoning district).Held second reading and adopted ordinance to enact Pacific Grove Municipal Code Chapter 2.50 Regulating Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures.Received report of emergency directives/modifications taken, and provided modification/direction to the City Manager to the list of actions requiring approval related to City advisory boards and commissions.Received Monterey Salinas Transit highlights of April 13, 2020.Received Community Services Policy Committee highlights.Received the draft annual progress report for general plan implementation required by the California Office of Planning and Research and the Housing and Community Development Department.Received the Mayor’s regional meetings report.Received the Treasurer’s Quarterly Report-Third Quarter FY 19/20Received the Quarterly Budget Report-Third Quarter FY 19/20Received the Workers Compensation Report-Third Quarter FY 19/20Received Library Board minutes for march 10, 2020Adopted a resolution to approve the annual report, levied annual assessment, approved recommended Fiscal Year 2020-21 program, appointed the HID Advisory Board, and authorized City Manager to execute an agreement with the Chamber of Commerce to administer the approved HID budget.Adopted a resolution to approve the annual report, levied the annual assessment, approved the recommended Fiscal Year 2020-21 program, appointed the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Advisory Board, and authorized the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce to administer the BID budget.Introduced and held first reading of an ordinance to amend PGMC sections 23.24.020, 23.28.020 and 23.57.020 to delete existing Use Permit requirements for eight (8) or more residential units in the R-3, R-4, and R-3-PGB zones, and direct publication of the ordinance in a summary approved by the City Attorney.Authorized the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Monterey Peninsula Engineering to construct the Pacific Grove-Monterey ASBS Wet-Dry Weather Stormwater Capture and Diversion Project and associated sewer mainline improvements on Ocean View Blvd. in conjunction with Phase 4 Urban Diversion Project for an amount not to exceed $3,585,260, plus 10% contingency.Approved a resolution designating The Pacific Grove Coastal Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail as the City’s official coastal trail.Received and approved, with modifications, the FY 2020/21 Capital Improvement Plan to include in the Operating Budget and provide direction or requests for additional information.The agenda reports and supporting documents for all of these actions are on the City’s website, at http://www.cityofpacificgrove.org/about-city/city-council.  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.
    The next Regular City Council Meeting is scheduled for May 20, 2020.

    Two sides to a Story Spark Argument

    May 8, 2020

    WANDA WILL BE TAKING A BREAK

    I believe Josie (aka Rosey). She was there. She phoned me when it happened and later reiterated the scenario, not only with the partying family  but others who trespassed on the property, at which times she acted as a volunteer security guard.  
    Good luck to all who care about the crises in our country and the world and who are giving their lives to solving problems we possibly cannot solve. 
    I need a break and to clear my head and my heart from  situations beyond my control.
    Love you and let it go. 
    I have a book to finish while I am still able to do so, so step aside as the writer whose beat has been homelessness. Perhaps someone else can do it better than I tried to do. 
    Love and good luck,  
    Wanda

    May the muse be with you

    Man who Allegedly Attacked Carmel Woman turns Himself In

    May 8, 2020

    According to KSBW-TV: The man behind a brutal attack of a 61-year-old woman Monday morning in Carmel-by-the-Sea has turned himself in.
    Police say the assault happened in the victim’s driveway on 13th Avenue near Scenic Road and left the victim hospitalized.
    According to Carmel Police Chief Paul Tomasi, Isaac Garcia, 20, of Salinas, turned himself into the Salinas Police Department Thursday afternoon at the urging of his family members. 
    Garcia is being charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and sexual assault.
    See page 11 of our current issue for more https://cedarstreettimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/5-8-20-Web.pdf

    Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District

    May 8, 2020

    Your health and the health of our community depends on your careful attention to social distancing and best practices while on the trail.  Follow our Facebook posts (@MPRegionalParkDistrict) on how to reduce your impacts to the trail system while enjoying the outdoors! So grab your gear, follow the shelter in place guidelines and enjoy recreating outside!  

    For more Information about a Monterey County park near you visit https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/7303/1336.

    5-8-20 Issue

    May 7, 2020

    MST adds new routes to take Wi-Fi to students who have no access

    May 7, 2020

    As schools across Monterey County have shut their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of students are now adjusting to distance learning. However, this transition can pose great difficulty for many families who may not have access to internet connectivity.

    That’s why the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) has launched its Digital Equity Team (DEQ) to ensure every student in Monterey County has the ability to participate in high quality online distance learning by providing access to the devices and connectivity needed for success.

    Securing connectivity in the home is a long-term solution, but for the short-term, MCOE and several districts in the county are proud to join with Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) to deploy MST buses equipped with WiFi to neighborhoods where the districts have identified the highest needs for internet access.

    “As we work to ensure high-quality distance learning for all and are planning for the possibility of extended and/or repeated school closures, we know that an Internet connection is a lifeline and a learning link for our students,” said Dr. Denen Guss, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools. “We are thankful to MST for their partnership to bring connectivity to our students when they need it most. We are also thankful to community member, Mary Ann Leffel for bringing the idea to us.”

    Leffel, a community member who has been involved in transit, broadband and education shared, “I believe this is a good way for public entities to work together to support the community.”

    MST General Manager and CEO Carl Sedoryk stated, “The decision to use MST resources to support students and help our neighbors bridge the digital divide between urban and rural areas was simple – MST exists to support the communities we serve, and together with our educational partners during this crisis we will deploy our resources where they can achieve the most benefit.”

    Starting on Monday, May 11, 2020, students and families can drive to an expanded list of locations below, and while remaining in their vehicles, connect to the WiFi to download needed distance learning online content. Any student, no matter their district of residence, can visit these sites to park, connect and learn.

    The schedule, to begin on Monday, May 11, 2020 will be as follows:

    • New! Mondays – Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Serving the Greenfield Union SD Area
      • Mary Chapa School 490 El Camino Real, Greenfield
    • New! Mondays – Fridays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Serving the Greenfield Union SD Area
      • Oak Ave School 1239 Oak Ave., Greenfield
    • New! Mondays – Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Serving the Salinas UHSD Area
      • La Paz Middle 1300 N. Sanborn Rd., Salinas
    • New! Mondays – Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Serving the Salinas UHSD Area
      • La Paz Middle 1300 N. Sanborn Rd., Salinas
    • Mondays – Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Serving the South Monterey County JUHSD Area
      • Site: Salinas Valley Fairgrounds 625 Division St., King City
    • Mondays – Fridays  from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Serving the Soledad USD Area
      • Site: 425 Gabilan Dr., Soledad
    • Mondays – Thursdays  from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Serving the Soledad USD Area
      • Site: 441 Main St., Soledad
    • Mondays – Thursdays  from 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Serving the Soledad USD Area
      • Site: YMCA 560 Walker Dr., Soledad
    • Thursdays – Fridays  from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Serving the Soledad USD Area
      • Site: Jimenez Camp McCoy Rd., Soledad
    • Mondays – Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Serving the King City Union School District Area
      • Site: Salinas Valley Fairgrounds 625 Division St., King City
    • Fridays from 1:30 p.m.to 5:00 p.m.: Serving the King City Union School District Area
      • Site: Salinas Valley Fairgrounds 625 Division St., King City

    As planning continues, MCOE hopes to announce additional WiFi bus stop locations in the near future. Residents can find a complete listing of locations, dates and times on the Monterey County Office of Education’s webpage at:www.montereycoe.org/resources/alerts/coronavirus/wifi-bus-schedule/index

    For questions about this program, please contact Communications and Public Relations Officer, Jessica Hull at jhull@montereycoe.org or 209-679-4858.

    Jessica Hull

    Communications and Public Relations Officer

    Communications Office

    Monterey County Office of Education

    901 Blanco Circle / P.O. Box 80851

    Salinas, CA 93901 / Salinas, CA 93912

    (831) 784-4245 Direct 

    (209) 679-4858 Mobile

    jhull@montereycoe.org

    MCOE Online: Website | MCOE on Facebook | MCOE on Twitter

    State Begins to Move Into Stage 2 of Reopening…Slowly

    May 5, 2020

    Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that based on the state’s progress in meeting metrics tied to indicators, the state can begin to move into Stage 2 of modifying the stay at home order this Friday, May 8, with guidelines to be released Thursday, May 7. Some examples of businesses that can open with modifications include bookstores, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods stores. The Pacific Grove Golf Links saw a limited reopening May 4.

    The announcement for Friday does not include offices, seated dining at restaurants, shopping malls or schools. As the Governor noted last week, the state is working with school districts and the California education community to determine how best and safely to reopen schools. That continues to be the case – this announcement does not move up this timeline.

    Monterey County is one of those which will allow some limited reopening. “I recently revised our County Shelter in Place Order, lifting restrictions on certain industries and activities,” explains Dr. Edward Moreno, Monterey County Health Officer. “I will be reviewing the Governor’s recommendations and conferring with regional health officers to determine the best approach. The addition of community testing and state assistance in contact tracing efforts are important new resources towards implementation of Phase 2 changes.”

    Two more community testing sites are now open, one in Greenfield and one in Salinas, effective this morning, May 5 at 8:00 AM. They will prioritize first responders and healthcare providers, with planning under way for other frontline and essential workers before the service is available to the geeral public. Health insurance will be billed for service and the State of Calfornia will cover the cost for uninsured individuals. 

    Governor to allow some loosening of lockdown restrictions

    May 4, 2020

    We are waiting for fine points to come from County Health Officer Moreno’s office. Changes might include bookstores, clothes and flowers with curbside pickup.

    PG Golf Links to Open May 4

    May 1, 2020

    Call 831-648-5775 for a tee time. The golf course will open Monday, May 4, 2020 under the following rules:

    County of Monterey Health Officer Appendix A Golf Safety Protocol  The clubhouse, pro shops, and locker rooms shall remain closed. Golfers are required to book reservations and pay in advance by calling Resort Reservations. No payment shall be accepted on site. 

     Golfers must bring their own clubs, as no rental sets are permitted. In addition, guests are responsible for transporting their own clubs at all times. Signs shall be installed at bag drops and around facilities as reminders for guests. No shuttle services are permitted. 

     The driving range is open for guests to warm up prior to the round. Each hitting station shall be set up ten feet apart and the balls shall be sanitized every day. In addition, all common touch points such as club washing bins and towels, den caddies, shag bags, and bunker rakes shall be removed. One staff member at each facility shall run the operation and ensure compliance. The practice putting greens and Golf Academy building shall remain closed. 

     Golfers must check in at the first tee with the starter, who wears a mask and gloves and shall instruct each golfer on the importance of adhering to social distancing and the Golf Safety Protocol throughout the round. 

     At check in, each golfer shall be offered one sanitized plastic bag containing sanitizing wipes, a mask, tees, a scorecard, pencil, and bag tag and shall be reminded of the Golf Safety Protocol. Golfers must comply with the County Health Officer Face Covering Order of April 28, 2020. 

    Use of caddies is not allowed. Golfers may: 

     Walk and carry their own clubs; 

     Take a golf cart, if available, with a limit of one person per cart. More than one person may ride the cart if they are from the same household, or bring their own pushcart. Courses shall also have a limited number of push carts available upon request. Golfers shall be asked their preference at time of booking. All ancillary items such as towels, tees, scorecard, and pencil shall be removed from the cart when it is returned. In addition, all golf carts shall be sanitized both before and after use. Non- playing guests are not allowed to rent carts or walk along with golfers. 

    Golfers may play in groups of up to four players and are required to maintain social distancing throughout the round. In addition, multiple marshals shall be on the course at all times to enforce social distancing and the Golf Safety Protocol

    All ball washers, closed-lid trash cans, and bunker rakes shall be removed from the course. Golfers may play “preferred lies” in the bunkers. Hand sanitizer dispensers shall be installed next to each water cooler to allow their continued operation in a safe manner. Golfers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. 

    •  Flagsticks shall remain in the holes and are not to be touched at any time. The holes are to be filled with a device that allows the ball to sit at the top of the cup, from where the ball is easily retrievable. 
    •  Two beverage carts may be provided on the courses (along with the snack bars adjacent to the 10th holes) and shall be operated similar to takeout service at a restaurant and have a valid health permit to operate. 
    •  On-course restroom facilities shall be open with a limit of one person at a time and sanitized regularly. Golfers shall be provided wipes to disinfect any touch points in the restroom. 
    •  Group photos at the beginning of the round, during the round, and end of the round shall not be allowed under any circumstances. 
    •  All post round services, such as club and shoe cleaning are not permitted. Guests are encouraged to head directly to their car upon completing their round. 

    Monterey County Health Dept. Shelter-In-Place Orders Extended to May 31, 2020

    May 1, 2020

    Monterey County Shelter-in-Place orders are HEREBY EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 31, 2020 but some restrictions have been eased. Public Works director Dan Gho, says that CourseCo, which operates the PACIFIC GROVE GOLF LINKS, will make a decision soon on whether they are willing to make the changes and add the equipment required to reopen the golf course and we will advise as soon as we know.

    There have been questions about why the restrictions should appy to golf, which “doesn’t require close contact,” but think about it – it does. Riding on golf carts, moving flags, using ball washers, rest rooms and purchasing beverages…even the act of opening a trash can to throw away trash all require contact.

    Caddies will not be permitted. The starter will have to give each golfer a sanitized plastic bag with sanitizing wipes, a mask, tees, scorecard and pencil and bag tag And the safety protocol requires removal of scorecards and pencils at the end of the game.

    We are awaiting complete information on easing of local construction restrictions.

    It is our understanding that FABRIC STORES which handle supplies to make facial masks CAN OPEN and ANIMAL GROOMING can occur if it affects the health of the animal, but social distancing restrictions always apply.

    DRIVE-IN CHURCHES can be set up if they observe all shelter in place restrictions.

    You may find the current Monterey Health Officer Shelter-In-Place order at www.co.monerey.ca.us where you will also find more definitions and protocols.

    (https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov/health-officer-shelter-in-place-order). You may find additional information online or by calling 211.

    Media are listed as essential businesses, but we at Cedar Street Times chose to work from home whenever possible. 

    May 1, 2020

    In response to recent events, the following City commissions, boards and committee meetings are hereby cancelled until further notice: Administrative Enforcement Hearing Officer Panel, Architecural Review Board, Beautification & Natural Resources Comm. Downtown B.I.D., Economic Development Comm., Golf Links Advisory Comm., Historical Resources Comm., Hospitality Improvement District, Library Board, Museum Board Recreation Board, Traffic Safety Comm.

    LP Beach Reopens for Limited Use

    May 1, 2020

    Pacific Grove, California:

    On Saturday, April 25, 2020 Lovers Point Park and Beaches were closed for public health safety. This action was taken to ensure social distancing protocols and eliminate public gatherings in compliance with both State and County Shelter in Place Orders.

    Effective today, May 1, 2020 the City of Pacific Grove has reopened Lovers Point Beach to ocean access for water recreational activities only. Entry will be made available at the stairs closest to the Pacific Grove Recreation Trail. All other Lovers Point entry points will remain closed. No person will be permitted to sit or lie on the beach. All community members must continue to ensure social distancing requirements pursuant to the County Shelter in Place Order.

    The intent of the limited reopening is to allow community members ocean access for recreational activities including surfing, swimming, diving, kayaking and paddle boarding. Due to the size of the beach area at Lovers Point, it is not conducive to walking and running activities, which will remain prohibited at this location.

    The Pacific Grove Recreational Trail and Ocean View Boulevard remain open and accessible for those practicing social distancing protocols while walking, running and bicycling. In addition, other access points to the ocean are open and available to the public in Pacific Grove.

    For general information about COVID-19, visit www.cityofpg.org/covid19 , email pio@cityofpg.org and follow us on social media.

    5-1-20 Issue

    April 30, 2020

    The Moment Captured

    April 30, 2020

    4-24-20 Issue

    April 23, 2020

    City faces layoffs, furloughs

    April 22, 2020

    This morning City of Pacific Grove employees are learning of their options regarding layoffs and furloughs over the next few months. City says it needs to cut 20% of costs due to loss of revenue from TOT and sales tax. Some employees have already faced layoffs — library, recreation. More in our print version and here on Friday 4/24/20.

    4-17-20 Issue

    April 16, 2020

    4-10-20 Issue

    April 9, 2020

    Rain to Date

    April 8, 2020

    PACIFIC GROVE’S RAIN GAUGE

    Pacific Grove, beyond FOREST HILL SHOPPING and below Holman Hwy. 
    Data reported by Bruce & Judy Cowan, residents. 

    Week Ending Wednesday, April 8, 2020
    Inches, as of 8 AM, 4/8/20:                2.9″            
     Current season’s total since 7/1/19:           20.97″  
    Rain total one year ago to date:                23.35″
    _______________________________________________
    Previous Season– July 2018 through June 2019:      26″

    County Parks Closed Over Easter Weekend

    April 7, 2020

    In light of concerns about the potential for gatherings on Easter Weekend that may violate the Monterey County Shelter in Place Order, Monterey County Parks will be closed Easter Weekend.

    The health and safety of County residents is of the utmost priority of the Board of Supervisors. We stand in full support of the Health Officer’s Shelter in Place Order which clearly specifies that gatherings OF ANY SIZE with individuals outside of your household are NOT permitted. We also recognize the importance of fresh air, sunshine, and exercise for the physical and mental health of our residents and appreciate the widespread compliance with Shelter in Place guidelines we have seen in our Parks so far.  

    County Parks provide valuable access to open space to support active recreation, however due to concerns about ensuring necessary social distancing, all County Parks will be closed over the Easter Weekend beginning at dawn Saturday April 11, 2020. Maia Carroll
    Communications CoordinatorCounty of Monterey

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