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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
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

10 May 2017
05/10/2017: Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

05/10/2017: Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

On May 9,2017 at 12:11 PM, Monterey Police Officers investigated a sexual assault that occurred on Hannon Street at Del Monte Avenue. The incident occurred on May 9, 2017 at approximately 2:30 AM.

10 May 2017
05/10/2017: Armed Robbery Arrest

05/10/2017: Armed Robbery Arrest

On May 8,2017 at 6:37 PM, Monterey Police Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 2400 block of North Fremont Street. The suspect entered the business concealing his identity with a ski mask and demanded money while brandishing a knife. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the business in a silver vehicle. There were no injuries reported.

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October 16:

Please note: The schedule is subject to change.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
MAP OF ALL PROJECTS
  • Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - Base job completed. Crews currently on site for additional work. (CIP)
  • MEASURE P STREETS: Citywide Street Resurfacing/Slurry Phase 5 - The schedule for the slurry resurfacing portion of work will begin Oct. 23 and take through Nov. 11 to finish the striping. Notifications and specific schedules expected next week and will be posted as soon as they are available. MAP OF STREETS - SEE SPECIAL NOTICE FOR MORE DETAILS
  • MEASURE P: ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 4 - Pacific Street Exit from Lighthouse Avenue closed. This work also closes Artillery Street. Drivers will need to use Bolio Road. NIGHT WORK (8 PM to 6 AM along Lighthouse curve will close one lane from Oct. 9 - 18. Paving of Pacific and Artillery on Monday, Oct. 16. Striping, markings to complete before a definitive open date.
    SEE MAP OF ACCESS FOR HISTORY FEST, OCT. 14 AND 15
    - El Dorado Street between Major Sherman Road and Alta Mesa. Paving work is completed; median work still to complete.
  • Lower Presidio Historic Park Accessible Walkway up to the Sloat Monument (NIP) - estimated completion date in early November.
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see www.watersupplyproject.org/
    Pipeline construction in New Monterey will progress on Spencer Street between McClellan and Drake. Night work in downtown Monterey will continue Sunday through Thursday on Hartnell Street moving toward Webster Street. DETAILS Night-work is between the hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. A second crew in New Monterey will progress on Spencer Street between Prescott and Drake.
    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297

construction signs

Upcoming

  1. Pearl Street Parking - adding parallel parking spaces- details coming soon.
  2. North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project - bidding takes place late fall 2017 - learn more about this project: monterey.org/NFremontBikePed and sign up for email updates.
  3. MEASURE P: ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 5 - scheduled in early November to begin in Old Town.

Ongoing

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