Thursday, March 4, 1999
A Clean Towel and Bar of Soap, Anyone?
According to a Squid source, investigators from the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) dropped in to visit some county Health Dept. officials last week, a meeting that the FPPC and county counsel Doug Holland will neither confirm nor deny. Dougie, come clean! But alas, sez one FPPC official, had an investigation not been underway, he would say so. Hmmm...Would this alleged meeting have anything to do with that little matter reported by this paper last May in which county Supervisor Judy Pennycook may have violated state law by using her influence with Health Dept. employees to advance her proposed subdivision? Pennycook says she knows of no such FPPC inquiry, but suspects the flurry to be lingering mudslinging tactics from former election opponents. Judy, come clean!
Now, Coming to You Live From Studio B in P.G.!
If you think that Pacific Grove is paradise, then TV evangelist and renowned exorcist Bob Larson is about to change your mind. He apparently believes that the Devil's loose in America's Last Hometown. Enough so to warrant a visit from the minister this week at the Robert Down Elementary auditorium. According to a press release, Larson "has already cast out hundreds of growling, spitting, screaming demons...," and Larson has proof that demons exist, by god. He recounts the testimony of one school-aged shooter who told the court, "'I'm not crazy, demons made me do this.'" Why didn't I think of that...Hey, all you people who have ever sizzled in the Squid Fry, it's not my fault. The devil made me do it!
Take One Down, Pass It Around...
An new movement from a citizenry opposing the proposed Cannery Row Marketplace is apparently underway. Reportedly, the secret society of Beer Tossers (who shall remain nameless) gathered every Friday night for 15 years in the Stohan's building to, um, toss beer bottles at old TVs or at, um, pyramids of empty beer bottles. But now the beer-tossing brigade feels slighted by developer Dan Summers who ruined their weekly ritual two years ago when he locked up the site. So a few of these last denizens of raucous Cannery Row showed up Monday night to offer their thoughts on the project to the Monterey Planning Commission. Naturally, nobody mentioned the loss of toss specifically. Boy, Summers sure fell flat with those bitter beer tossers. Maybe he can make it up by adding a beer-tossing display to the museum slated for Stohan's.