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13 February 2017
02/13/2017: Armed Robbery Arrests

02/13/2017: Armed Robbery Arrests

On February 12, 2017 at 10:27 PM, Monterey Police Officers responded to the Exxon Gas Station, 398 Fremont in Monterey, regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred.  The suspects fled in a black Dodge Dart prior to police arrival.

10 February 2017
02/10/2017: Firearms and Narcotics Arrest

02/10/2017: Firearms and Narcotics Arrest

On February 9, 2017 at approximately 11:54 a.m., Monterey County Probation Officers and Pacific Grove Police Officers assisted Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) Detectives with a probation compliance search in the 400 block of Grand Avenue in the City of Pacific Grove.

09 February 2017
2/9/2017: Burglary Arrest

2/9/2017: Burglary Arrest

On January 14, 2017, in the 600 block of Lyndon Street, in the city of Monterey, a residential burglary occurred. A large amount of jewelry was taken from the residence at the time of the burglary.

30 January 2017
01/30/2017: City of Monterey Accepting Special Event Grant Program Proposals

01/30/2017: City of Monterey Accepting Special Event Grant Program Proposals

The City of Monterey will be accepting applications for the Special Event Grant Program until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 for events scheduled during Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018).

For further information about the Special Event Grant Program, call the City of Monterey Recreation Division at (831) 646-3866. Please visit the City’s website at www.monterey.org/events/Grant-Program to view the guidelines, criteria and application.


20 January 2017
Notice of Funding Availability for Community Development Block Grant Program

Notice of Funding Availability for Community Development Block Grant Program

NOFA Opens: Friday, January 20, 2017

Due Date: 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2017

Grant Application Workshop: January 27, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - noon

Council Chambers - 580 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA

Documents posted in Adobe PDF
Notice of Funding
CDBG Application

20 January 2017
01/20/2017: Fatal Accident - Skyline Drive and Wyndemere, Monterey

01/20/2017: Fatal Accident - Skyline Drive and Wyndemere, Monterey

On January 20, 2017 at approximately 6:05 a.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to an automobile accident in the area of Skyline Drive and Wyndemere Way in Monterey. 

20 January 2017
01/20/2017: Participate on a City Commission or Committee - Apply by February 13, 2017

01/20/2017: Participate on a City Commission or Committee - Apply by February 13, 2017

Monterey, CA. – The Monterey City Council is encouraging Monterey residents to apply to serve on the following Commissions or Committees:
    The Architectural Review Committee (ARC), the Colton Hall Museum & Cultural Arts Commission (CHMCAC), the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), and the Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC). Each serves as an advisory capacity to the City Council.

13 January 2017
01/13/2017: Dennis the Menace Playground Will Close for Upgrades Beginning January 23

01/13/2017: Dennis the Menace Playground Will Close for Upgrades Beginning January 23

Dennis the Menace Playground at the Lake El Estero Park Complex in Monterey will close for sidewalk upgrades beginning Monday, January 23rd.  The playground is planned to re-open by the beginning of spring break, Saturday, March 18th, although weather impacts may affect the re-opening date.


Weeks beginning April 24 and May 1, 2017:

Please note: Weather may cause possible delays or changes to the schedule.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
  • Montecito Park Safety Improvements and Lighted Basketball Court - Park closed during improvements - Estimated opening May 20. (NIP and CDBG)
  • Citywide ADA Ramps and Street Reconstruction, Phase 3 - (Measure P) ADA ramps on Sloat Avenue - starting at First Street. Left turn from Del Monte may be closed at times.
  • Sewer Work - MAP for week beginning April 24 - ("What a Relief")
    Wed., 4/26 Van Buren, David, Colton; Thu., 4/27 paving patchwork on Alice St; Fri., 4/28, Van Buren, grinding pavement NIGHT work on Hartnell, David, Sat., 4/29, David Ave (complete by 9 AM)
  • Dennis the Menace Park Closed for Sidewalk Upgrades - Opening early May - (NIP)
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see www.watersupplyproject.org/
    California American Water to begin concrete paving work on North Fremont Street; Weather permitting, sections of the roadway between Airport Road and Canyon del Rey will be reduced to one lane for approximately four weeks beginning Monday, April 24 2017. SEE NEWS RELEASE FOR FULL DETAILS Pipeline installation will also continue on High Street in Monterey, past Franklin toward Jefferson Street. Franklin Detour - 8:00 am through 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday 4/22 and 4/23 at Franklin/High
    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297
  • Highway 68/Highway 1 Roundabout (monterey.org/hh68) Night Work Sunday April 23 During the next stage of construction, additional congestion is expected in the eastbound direction along Holman Highway 68 because there will not be a dedicated right turn lane towards the southbound Highway 1 on-ramp. Also starting on Monday at 6 a.m., there will be no left turn out of the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate for approximately 5 weeks. This no left turn restriction will be in place 24 hours a day for the 5 week period. Here's what you need to know for entering and leaving Pebble Beach during the 5 week left turn restriction:
    - Highway 1 gate exit will be right turn only
    - Highway 1 gate entrance will remain fully open
    - To get to northbound Hwy 1 or westbound Holman Hwy 68, all drivers will need to use another gate, or the detour route.
    Map: HWY68- Pebble Beach Main Gate No Left Turn | Map: Highway 68 / Southbound Highway 1 Off Ramp Detour map | Map: Highway 68 / Southbound Highway 1 On Ramp Detour Map Sign Up for Text Message Alerts - Text 68roundabout to 888777
    Sign-up to receive email notifications: www.tamcmonterey.org. TAMC will send a weekly “look-ahead” with info about the construction, road closures, detours, traffic conditions and travel options.
    HH68 Roundabout May Take Longer
  • Ferrante Park Picnic Area Accessibility Improvements and Fence Repair - (NIP)
  • Storm Drain repair on Pacific Street near Whispering Pines Park (NIP)

construction signs



  1. Citywide Street Resurfacing Phase 4 - mid-May (Measure P)
  2. ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 4 on Littlefield, El Dorado and Pacific (Measure P)
  3. 300 Block of Belden Street Widening (NIP)
  4. Hawthorne Drainage Improvements
  5. Police Department Lobby ADA improvements - May
  6. Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - Early May (CIP)
  7. Citywide Sidewalk Repair - early May (Measure P, Phase 3)
  8. Veteran's Park Bocce Ball Court - May (NIP)
  9. Alvarado Street Light Replacement - 26 street lights between Bonifacio and Del Monte

CalTrans may be performing other work locally. Look up CalTrans construction.