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18 September 2017
09/18/2017: Gang Members Arrested

09/18/2017: Gang Members Arrested

For the past several months, the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) has conducted an investigation into members of a suspected street gang operating on the Monterey Peninsula. As a result of this investigation, search warrants and arrests warrants were obtained for multiple persons in Monterey County. On 9/18/17, members of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, Salinas Police Department Violence Suppression Unit (VSU), Monterey Peninsula Regional Special Response Unit (SRU), California Highway Patrol, Marina Police Department, Seaside Police Department, Monterey Police Department, and PRVNT served warrants at locations in Salinas, Seaside, and Marina.


18 September 2017
09/12/2017: Sports Camp Plus, October 2 - 6

09/12/2017: Sports Camp Plus, October 2 - 6

At Sports Camp Plus the emphasis is on fun and sportsmanship. With over thirty activities scheduled during the week campers in grades second through seventh will participate in a variety of sports such as basketball, football, soccer, floor hockey, swimming and more. Sign up now at the Monterey Sports Center. For further information call 646-3439.

12 September 2017
09/12/2017: Advertising of Short Term Residential Rentals Prohibited in Monterey Neighborhoods - Notices and potential fines begin October 1, 2017

09/12/2017: Advertising of Short Term Residential Rentals Prohibited in Monterey Neighborhoods - Notices and potential fines begin October 1, 2017

Residential property owners are not allowed to advertise short-term rentals in the City of Monterey's residential zoning districts. The Monterey City Code (MCC), Section § 22-19.5 "Advertisement of short-term rentals" ordinance was passed by the Monterey City Council in April 2017.

18:30 23 September 2017

MBNMS Free Movie Night on the Beach to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary, Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a free movie night on the beach. Don't miss it!

Free Movie Night MBNMS 25th Anniversary

Export event9/23/2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
01 September 2017
9-1-1 Call if you can, text if you can't

9-1-1 Call if you can, text if you can't

9-1-1 text messageCALL IF YOU CAN, TEXT IF YOU CAN'T... that is the message being spread by Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito County emergency communications centers. You can now text 911 to reach emergency responders in the tri-county area. Texting to 9-1-1 can be a benefit to those who are hearing impaired or in a situation where calling may put them at a greater risk such as domestic violence, while hiding from an intruder, or in a vehicle being driven by a drunk driver.

Texting 9-1-1 should be used as a last resort as calling 9-1-1 is faster; text messages can take longer to receive and may come in out of sequence. Location accuracy isn’t always as good as calling and, if you’re roaming or the text can’t get through, it will bounce back with a message saying “call 9-1-1."

Currently there are no language translation services available; all text messages to 9-1-1 must be in English using the Latin (regular) character set. The text messages should not include acronyms, emojis, or photos and they cannot be sent as a group message.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled and the service is unavailable, use a teletypewriter or TTY if available.

28 August 2017
08/26/2017: Zumbini

08/26/2017: Zumbini

The Zumbini program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of bonding, learning and fun! Zumbini classes always include a parent or legal guardian for each child. After registering, please contact Group Exercise Coordinator, Lauri Ataide at 646-3739 or ataide@monterey.org for instructions on how to purchase the $35 Zumbini class bundle needed for class (includes songbook/lyrics for class songs and a plush doll modeled after the main character). All other class instruments/equipment will be provided.

21 August 2017
Posted 8/21/17: Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Program Year 2016

Posted 8/21/17: Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Program Year 2016

The City has been challenged in past years in achieving full conformance with HUD regulations regarding timely spending of CDBG funds.  Active steps were taken in Program Year 2016 (PY2016) to address this problem and spend down the buildup of unspent entitlement funding and program income.  Specific activities and spending plans were developed and implemented to spend down the fund buildup and meet spending goals established in the Program Year 2015 (PY2015) Action Plan and Program Year 2014 (PY2014) Substantial Amendment, while remaining aligned with the 2015-2019 Consolidated and Strategic Plans.  In 2016 the City successfully completed the workout plan and met timely spending goals.

21 August 2017
Photos from Monterey Car Week 2017

Week beginning
September 18:

Please note: The schedule is subject to change.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
  • MEASURE P STREETS: Citywide Street Resurfacing/Slurry Phase 5 - The slurry resurfacing portion of work (this phase creates the most impact) is scheduled for October 6 through October 20 for all areas shown on the map. Work continues to get the streets ready for the slurry. Next week this phase of work will finish in the Villa Del Monte and move to the Oak Grove neighborhood. MAP OF STREETS - SEE SPECIAL NOTICE FOR MORE DETAILS
  • Lower Presidio Historic Park Accessible Walkway up to the Sloat Monument (NIP) - estimated completion date is Nov. 6.
  • 300 Block of Belden Street Widening Belden Street section complete - associated work on Laine Street scheduled to be competed Fri., Sep. 22. (NIP)
  • MEASURE P: ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 4 - Pacific Street Exit from Lighthouse Avenue closed - SEE NEWS RELEASE FOR DETAILS This work also closes Artillery Street. Drivers will need to use Bolio Road.
    - El Dorado Street between Major Sherman Road and Alta Mesa. Crews will be paving on Sat., Sep. 16 and the road will reopen Saturday evening. There will still be median work left to finish. - (Measure P)
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see www.watersupplyproject.org/
    Crews will continue pipeline construction in New Monterey on Irving Street. Additional curb, gutter, and sidewalk and paving work will take place on Lily and Filmore. Paving work is also expected to take place on Monroe, Madison, Sinex and Withers streets.
    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297
  • 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
    Block of Hoffman at Cannery Row will be closed Tuesday, Sep. 19, between 7:30 a.m. and by 4:00 or 5:00 at the latest.
  • It's open! Holman Highway 68 Roundabout LIVECAM - Take a look at the intersection in real time

construction signs


  1. MEASURE P: ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 5 - scheduled to begin in October.
  2. Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - Base job completed. Crews will return in late September to complete additional work.(CIP)
  3. MEASURE P STORM DRAINS: Citywide Storm Drain Repairs Phase 3 - Soledad Drive at Soledad Place - potential road closure at times - work scheduled to begin week of Sep. 25.


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