Measure A vote stands post-recount
After a manual recount, the Pacific Grove Unified School District's Measure A school bond still failed to reach a required two-thirds majority to pass.
The measure, which called for a $65 annual parcel tax, had 6,103 "yes" votes (66.37 percent) and 3,092 "no" votes (33.63 percent), according to the Monterey County Elections Department.
Last week, the district requested six of the eight precincts be recounted. The Elections Department had manually counted two precincts before the request was submitted.
There was one ballot change. A voter had voted no, crossed it out and voted yes. The tabulation system saw this as an "overvoted" ballot and did not count it. The Elections Department awarded one more yes vote, but this did not take away a no vote.
There were no other variances found during the recount.
Lighted boat parade is Sunday
The lighted boat parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the end of the Coast Guard Pier.
Boats will proceed along Cannery Row to the aquarium, turn around and pass by the wharfs in Monterey Harbor.
The event was postponed a week because of weather.
Christmas tree-lighting ceremony is Monday
The city hosts a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday on the front lawn of City Hall, Canyon Del Rey Boulevard and Harcourt Avenue.
The event will include carols, an ornament-making workshop
For information, call 899-6800 or see www.ci.seaside.ca.us.
Seminar teaches seniors about scams
The Police Department and Monterey County District Attorney's Office hosts a town hall meeting for seniors, "Protect Yourself from Abuse and Fraud," at
6 p.m. Monday at City Council chambers, 300 Forest Ave.
Deputy District Attorney Rick Storms will provide tips on how to recognize and avoid elder abuse and scams.