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02 June 2017
Photos from the Monterey Sports Center 25th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, June 1, 2017
01 June 2017
06/01/2017: Armed Robbery Arrest

06/01/2017: Armed Robbery Arrest

May 28th, 2017 at 12:35AM, 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.

30 May 2017
05/25/2017: Monterey Police Department Conducts a Minor Decoy Operation

05/25/2017: Monterey Police Department Conducts a Minor Decoy Operation

On May 25, 2017, the Monterey Police Department (MPD) along with the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) conducted a minor decoy operation, “Shoulder Tap” subsequent to receiving a grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

25 May 2017
05/25/2017: Two Tree Planting Events to Celebrate Arbor Day, May 30 and June 1
23 May 2017
05/23/2017: Monterey Fire Receives State Reimbursement for Response to 2016 Soberanes Fire

05/23/2017: Monterey Fire Receives State Reimbursement for Response to 2016 Soberanes Fire

The City of Monterey received $377,000 from the California Office of Emergency Services (OES) last week, specifically to reimburse for the Monterey Fire Department’s response to the Soberanes Fire.

19 May 2017
Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Construction Update and Expected Lane Closures

Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Construction Update and Expected Lane Closures

Due to construction work on the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout project next Monday and Tuesday, the southbound Highway 1 on-ramp will be closed between Holman Highway 68 and the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate. The Highway 1 Gate entrance to Pebble Beach will be closed; all other gates will be open. The Highway 1 Gate exit from Pebble Beach will be a right turn only.
The planned closures are:

  • Monday, May 22 from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 23
  • Tuesday, May 23 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 24
19 May 2017
MFD Badge Pinning Ceremony, May 12, 2017

MFD Badge Pinning Ceremony, May 12, 2017

Badge Pinning Ceremony – On May 12, 2017, Monterey Fire recognized eight recruit firefighters for their completion of the Monterey Fire Department academy with a Badge Pinning Ceremony. Congratulations on their achievement that came from hard work and dedication completing an intense 18 week academy with the last week being testing.

MFD Badge Pinning Ceremony

17 May 2017
05/16/2017: Portola  Plaza Opens - New Entrance to the Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa

05/16/2017: Portola Plaza Opens - New Entrance to the Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa

The City of Monterey announced today the opening of the Portola Plaza and completion of Phase 1.  The redesign of the Portola Plaza creates a new grand entrance to the Monterey Conference Center, welcoming visitors and residents to this vibrant city center. A new circular drive highlighted through rich and colorful stone pavers will impress future visitors of the conference center, which is scheduled to open in fall 2017.

Portola Plaza


Week beginning
August 21:

Please note: Weather may cause possible delays or changes to the schedule.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
  • Lower Presidio Historic Park Accessible Walkway up to the Sloat Monument (NIP)
  • Pearl Street Bridge Improvements - replace walk path - 85% complete (CIP)
  • 442 Casanova Avenue Sidewalk reconstruction, stump removal, curb and gutter ADA work - last week of work (CIP)
  • 300 Block of Belden Street Widening ON SCHEDULE - Week six - work is expected to finish in a week or so - SEE CONTRACTOR SCHEDULE AND NOTICE (NIP)
  • MEASURE P: ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 4 - El Dorado Street between Major Sherman Road and Alta Mesa. Traffic will be impacted for about four weeks. Work will continue through October. SEE SCHEDULE - Pacific Street Exit from Lighthouse Avenue to close - SEE NEWS RELEASE FOR DETAILS (Measure P)
  • Veteran's Park Bocce Ball Court Contractor done; City crews still working on landscaping, signage, striping, other misc. (NIP)
  • Police Department Lobby Upgrades Work extended into week of Aug. 21, but the lobby should be reopened by Friday.
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see www.watersupplyproject.org/
    Crews will continue pipeline construction in New Monterey on Lily Street. Additional curb, gutter, and sidewalk work will take place on Fairgrounds Road, and Fremont Street in Monterey.
    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297
  • Highway 68/Highway 1 Roundabout (monterey.org/hh68)
    Crews will focus on landscaping, installing additional signs, and completing the trench drain at the driveway to Carmel Hills Professional Center. No closures or detours are planned, but there will occasional shoulder closures for the signs to be installed and occasional flagging for the landscaping work. The Live Camera is Back! Take a look at the intersection in real time
    HH68 Roundabout May Take Longer
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Education Center Construction (Non-City Project) Periodic and Brief Delays on Recreation Trail at Hoffman Avenue Weekdays, July 2017 to Fall 2018
    Days the contractor will be pouring cement, requiring trucks to unload adjacent to the building site and the closure of Hoffman Avenue, starting at 7:30 a.m. and finishing by 4:00 or 5:00 at latest: (Here's the schedule in PDF)
    • Tues., Aug. 22 and Wed., Aug. 23
    • Monday, August 28
    • Wednesday, September 6th
    • Thursday, September 14th

construction signs


  1. Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - Base job completed. Crews will return in September to complete additional work.(CIP)
  2. MEASURE P STORM DRAINS: Citywide Storm Drain Repairs Phase 3 - Soledad Drive at Soledad Place - potential road closure at times - dates still to be determined
  3. MEASURE P STREETS: Citywide Street Resurfacing/Slurry Phase 5 - starting in Sep MAP OF STREETS


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