[Monterey County] Pacific Grove made costly mistake with Project Bella, civil grand jury says

Pacific Grove >> The mishandling of the failed luxury hotel project known as Project Bella ultimately cost Pacific Grove $100,000. That was the main finding of a recent Monterey County civil grand jury report investigating why the 160-room hotel development, which was proposed to replace the American Tin Cannery Outlets, failed to become a reality.

Monterey County euthanizes 70 percent of cats coming into shelter, grand jury finds

SALINAS, Calif. —

A new Monterey County Civil Grand Jury report shows 70 percent of cats brought to two shelters in the last three years have been euthanized.

In fiscal year 2016/17, 898 cats and 331 dogs were put down at Monterey County Animal Shelter. Salinas City Animal Shelter also had a high rate of euthanasia in the last year, where 839 cats and 296 dogs were put down.

The animals were evaluated and deemed to be too sick, old, or not eligible for adoption.

Some dogs were also put down after experiencing kennel-induced stress.

Monterey County civil grand jury report reviews proposed MPC police training facilities

Seaside >> In its first report for the 2017-18 term, the Monterey County civil grand jury recommended the Monterey Peninsula College board of trustees should make a decision on proceeding on law enforcement training facilities at Fort Ord.