The Fall Of Pacific Grove

The Fall Of Pacific Grove – How It Began, And How City Officials Fought Reform
By John Moore
(2014) Part 1 of 7: Pacific Grove is a quiet town of 15,000 residents located on the northern tip of the Monterey peninsula, with the larger resort town of Monterey to the east, and Pebble Beach to the west. With windswept white sand beaches, defiant stands of cypress growing out of surf splashed rocks, and one of the finest collections of Victorian mansions on the west coast, Pacific Grove is an enchanting place….

The Fall Of Pacific Grove – A Primer On Vested Rights
By John Moore
(2015) The Final Chapter, Part 1 of 4 Editor’s Note: In early 2014 we published an eight-part series, “The Fall of Pacific Grove,” written by retired attorney and Pacific Grove resident John Moore. It describes in detail how this small coastal city slid inexorably towards insolvency by yielding, again and again, year after year, to pressure…