In This Issue
Kiosk Butterfly Population The Pacific Grove Natural History Museum reports
Saturday morning’s count @ the Sanctuary was 3,720 monarchs. They have completely left the pine tree that they have called home for more than a month and a half, and are now loosely clustering on the backs of eucalyptus trees 65-67, and also in Monterey cyoress.
The bulk of the 3,720 are in two curtain-like clusters in the cypress trees in neighboring yards, none of which are visible from the sanctuary, however they are visible from Ridge Rd. with binoculars. While the cluster viewing is going to be pretty dismal over the coming week, the flying/chasing/mating should be really nice. There were already 15+ flyers at 7:45 this morning, a couple already engaged in a chase! •
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Dance at Chautauqua Hall
• Sun. February 11
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center 33rd TOGETHER WITH LOVE RUN/WALK Lovers Point Park 10K and 5K races 9:00 AM open to competitive runners, joggers, and fun walkers rain or shine!
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Inside Other Random Thoughts................... 16 BaleyWik.............................................. Breaker of the Week........................... 3 Butterfly cartoon............................... 17 Cartoon.............................................. 2 FYI.................................................... 19 Homeless in Paradise........................ 18 Keepers of Our Culture..................... 15 Legal Notices.................................... 19 Opinion............................................ 13 Police Log.......................................... 5 Postcard from the Kitchen................... 7 Rain Gauge........................................ 2 Reasoning with God......................... 16 Sanctuary of the Soul........................ 17 Spotlight............................................. 3
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STR Lottery pops up again, passes
Your Community NEWSpaper
Vol. X, Issue 19
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By Marge Ann Jameson Despite hopes that a lottery would not be used to determine who does -- and doesn’t -- get a license for a short term rental, the Pacific Grove City Council decided at the Feb. 7 meeting to set up the machinery for such a lottery in the event that other measures to reduce density of STRs fail to work by a self-imposed deadline of March 31, 2018. On April 1, 2018, the City will determine if a lottery is needed in over-dense areas. “Over-dense” means that more than 15 percent of dwellings in a certain block are licensed as STRs. “This ordinance make a lottery possible but not necessary,” said Mark Brodeur. The City has a cap of 250 STRs, allows only one per parcel, and applies a 55-foot sone of exclusion for the next licensed STR. Currently, there are 475 blocks in Pacific Grove, of which 175 contain STRs. Of these, 52 are considered over-dense while 123 are under-dense. And the lottery would not apply in under-dense blocks. There are 289 STR licenses in process of which 52 are in over-dense areas and 123 are considered under-dense.
Revised Order to Vacate and Demolish at 301 Grand Ave.
A revised notice and order to vacate and demolish as been issued to the owners at 301 Grand Ave., extending the deadline to February 9, 2018. The property has been determine to be a dangerous structure for a number of reasons, and has been ordered vacated and demolished.
Last Saturday, February 3, a team of four Pacific Grove Middle School Mathletes took second place at the regional MathCounts competition. Nine schools competed from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties: Here’s the roster: All Saints (Carmel Valley), Black/Hamrick homeschool* (first place), El Sausal, Hallmark Charter School, Monterey Bay Charter School (Pacific Grove), Pacific Grove Middle School** (second place), San Benancio Middle School*** (third place), San Carlos School, Stevenson School (Carmel). Pacific Grove Middle School team members included (L-R) William Coen, Corbin Olney, Cristopher Rosas, and Jack Weyant. Way to go, Mathletes! PGMS Math Club Co-Coach is Michelle Ford, and teacher and club sponsor Elaine DeMarco.
Marijuana Dispensary Reprise: Survey Shows Residents in Favor By Marge Ann Jameson Ordinance No 16-001 passed on January 20, 2016: Based on the fact that federal law prohibits the use, possession, and cultivation of marijuana, the City Council of Pacific Grove banned marijuana dispensaries in the city and prohibited the cultivation and distribution in any manner of marijuana. Likewise the manufacture of any marijuana-infused product is banned. In anticipation of the January 1, 2018 start for new state law allowing adult use of marijuana, the City of Pacific Grove city council moved to prohibit sales and distribution in the city limits. At the October 27, 2017 meeting, staff was directed to continue the prohibition of commercial cannabis activities but to allow indoor cultivation and personal use in compliance with Proposition 64 and SB 94. But as councilmember Robert Huitt said on the night the dispensary was denied, “In fact, if there is any place in the State of California where it might be possible to implement the Compassionate Use Act as it was intended, with firm control by the City and intensive monitoring by the whole community, this is the place. “I urge the Council to reconsider, postpone action, and schedule a full discussion of the issue and other alternatives.” It appears we will be looking at it again within the next year. Personal growing of up to six plants is allowed by state law, and Pacific Grove’s current ordinance
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PMARIJUANA From Page 1
provides regulation for the protection of youth and neighbors. As Mayor Bill Kampe will point out in his State of the City Address on Feb. 27, 2018 “The intent is to return to this topic with deliberate consideration on what is appropriate for our city. PG voted strongly for the Adult Use ballot initiative.” There is no date certain A cannabis survey offered by grad student Abasin Ludin with the help of Cedar Street Times showed that the voters of Pacific Grove are interested in seeing it on the council agenda again. The goal of the study, in the words of Ludin, is “to understand the main concerns of Pacific Grove residents as well as the impact of marijuana legislation in Colorado and Washington.” “More respondents were in favor of allowing a recreational marijuana dispensary [in the city limits] as compared to those who were against it,” Ludin pointed out. In fact, according to the survey, 69 percent of Pacific Grove of Pacific Grove residets voted in favor of Proposition 64, where 57 percent statewide did so. And 66 percent agreed that a medical marijuana dispensary in aPacific Grove was a good idea.
Learn to Play Bridge
8-beginner Easybridge! lessons for only a $50 tax-deductible donation to the Monterey Bridge Educational Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization. Thursdays 4:30-6:30. Starting February 22 at Bridge Center of Monterey at Ford Ord Contact Doug Halleen at 917-2502 or Doug@DougHalleen.com
CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE PUBLIC HEARING Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The City of Pacific Grove Planning Department will hold a public hearing by the Planning Commission on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Pacific Grove City Hall Council Chambers, 300 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, 93950 to consider the following: PROJECT ADDRESS: 522 Lighthouse Avenue, APN: 006-178-009 WHAT IS BEING CONSIDERED: Application for Architectural Permit and Use Permit 17-1078 to allow the demolition of the existing 3,472 sf building. To build a new 43,912 square foot mixed use four story structure consisting of fourteen (14) market rate town homes, two workforce townhomes on the upper floors; retail/restaurant on the first floor and an underground parking structure Zone District/General Plan Designation: Commercial Downtown/ Commercial Coastal Zone: NO CEQA: Exempt per CEQA Guidelines, Section 15332 Applicant: Phil Johnson, Architect Staff Contact: Laurel O’Halloran Associate Planner Project materials are available for review at City Hall and online at www.cityofpacificgrove.org. If you have any questions about this item, please call the staff contact listed above at the Community and Economic Development Department (831) 648-3190. Please note that Section 65009(b)(2) of the California Government Code provides that legal challenges to the City’s action on this project may be limited to only those issues raised in testimony during the public hearing process. The City of Pacific Grove does not discriminate against persons with disabilities. The Pacific Grove Civic Center is an accessible facility. A limited number of devices are available to assist those who are hearing impaired. If you would like to use one of these devices, please contact the Community Development Department at (831) 648-3190. This notice paid for by A CONCERED CITIZEN
Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported at Canterbury Woods
Cedar Street Times was established September 1, 2008 and was adjudicated a legal newspaper for Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California on July 16, 2010. It is published weekly at 306 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Press deadline is Wednesday, noon. The paper is distributed on Friday and is available at various locations throughout the county as well as by e-mail subscription. Editor/Publisher: Marge Ann Jameson Regular Contributors: Jan Austin • Gary Baley • Mei Bailey • Mike Clancy • Bill Cohen • Scott Dick • Ron Gaasch • Patricia Hamilton • Luke Herzog • Neil Jameson • Kyle Krasa • Dixie Layne • Peter Mounteer • Alec Murdock • Michelle Netzlof • Wanda Sue Parrott • Jean Prock • Jane Roland • Patrick Ryan • Katie Shain • Peter Silzer •Joan Skillman • Tom Stevens • K. A. Warwick Staff Magician: Dan Bohrman Distribution: Amado Gonzales Advertising and Motorsports Features: Webster Slate Cedar Street Irregulars Alex, Bella, Ben, Benjamin, Chianti, Coleman, Corbin, Dezi, Griffin, Holden, Jay, Jeremiah, Jesse, Judy, Megan M, Nate, Reid, Theo, Tom, Spencer
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Week ending 1/24/18- 9:00 AM.............. .01" Total for the season............................... 4:30" The historic average to this date is ........N/A" Wettest year.................................................. 47.15" During rain year 07-01-97 through 06-30-98 Driest year.................................................... 15.54" During rain year 07-01-12 through 06-30-13 RAINFALL SEASON BEGINS JULY 1 EACH YEAR
Near Lovers Point Data reported by John Munch at 18th St.
Week ending morning 1/24/18............. .89" Near Lovers Point Total for the 7/1/17). ....... 4.94" Dataseason reported by(since John Munch at 18th St. Last week low12/07/16.......................... temperature................... 44° Week ending .19"F Last week high temperature.................. Total for the season (since 7/1/16)........ 61° 5.42"F Last year rain to date (07/01/16-1/24/17)... 13.35F ” Last week low temperature..................41.5 Last week high temperature.................63.5 F
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That’s a Moray!
Wildlife Spotlight by Dan Bohrman
California Morays are large nocturnal eels found in reefs along the west coast. Averaging five feet long, California Morays are snake-like in shape with a slim, streamlined body, which allows them to maneuver into crevices without injuring themselves. Morays ambush octopi and other slippery prey by hooking onto them with two sets of jaws.
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Ted Balestreri Honored
Restaurant industry veteran Ted Balestreri, Chairman and CEO of the Cannery Row Company and co-owner of the Sardine Factory restaurant in Monterey, California was honored by the Italian Heritage Society at the Annual Honorees Dinner held at the Monterey Marriott on He truly feels like God Friday, January 26. As he invents a pod Since 2002, the Italian Heritage Society has recognized notable individuals connected to the Italian community at the Accommodating peas Annual Honorees Dinner. The honorees Because he likes to please. are those whose contributions and achievements have enhanced and improved MonInventin time and space, terey for all residents. They have made the A leaf, a human face. community an even better place to live, earning them a place in local history. In addition to Balestreri, Italian Americans A pine tree, tall and slim, Erasmo Aiello, Marietta Marcuzzo Bain, He knows it is him. and Rich Pepe were honored at the event. Balestreri was introduced by friend But sometimes (how odd!) and Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta who spoke about Balestreri’s humble He doesn’t feel like God beginnings, and his lifelong commitment and generous contributions to the restauBecause his mind is blank, rant and tourism industries. And all is white and black. Tirelessly dedicated to the development of the hospitality industry both on the To fill his mental void Monterey Peninsula and throughout the United States, Ted has served as President He’ll have us all employed. of the California Restaurant Association and Monterey County Hospitality AssociHe’ll let us all invent ation. He was Chairman of the National A hammer and a tent. Restaurant Association, the U.S. Culinary Team Foundation and Chairman of Distinguished Restaurants of North America. A ball, a bell, a bun. Ted was appointed as a CommissionA pin, a pen, a pun. er of the California Travel and Tourism Commission and served through 2007, the A wheel, a lightning rod. longest-seated Tourism Commissioner in He’ll let us all feel like God. the State’s history. He sits on the Board of the World Travel & Tourism Council. In And then he’ll observe in plain prose, 2016 he was appointed to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, which re“Half a loaf is better than none.” ports to the Secretary of Commerce. Balestreri's contributions to the Just half. But never mind. foodservice industry have resulted in
God’s humorous, but kind.
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At the recent PGHS Poetry Out Loud competition, Kyla Rubalcava, a senior, took first place after several days of tough competition. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry-reciting competition, and many Breaker students chose to participate this year. The students first pick two poems to memorize, find meaning in, and then recite to a panel of judges, who pick three finalists for the last round. Kyla, along with the other two finalists, recited their poems in front of the entire student body at the recent Renaissance Assembly -- at the end of the assembly, Kyla received the highest marks. Growing up with a mother who pushed the arts, Kyla is no stranger to the pen and paper. She often frequented open-mic nights to write on-the-spot poems, and decided this year to face her fears and join Poetry Out Loud. She hopes to return to the open-mic scene soon -- but in the meantime, Kyla will continue to the next stage of Poetry Out Loud, the county competition, to proudly represent an important voice in the Breaker community. music program.
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Secretary Leon Panetta to Present Awards at Chamber’s Annual Membership Luncheon
Four awards of Excellence will be presented to local business people at the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce’s 97th Annual Membership Luncheon on Friday, March 2, at the Inn at Spanish Bay. The awards will be presented by former United States Secretary of Defense and CIA Director, Leon Panetta. Secretary Panetta has a distinguished career in public service and represented the Monterey Bay area in Congress for sixteen years before serving as Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Bill Clinton, who later appointed him White House Chief of Staff. He and his wife Sylvia founded and led the Panetta Institute for Public Policy at CSUMB after departing the White House in 1997. Leon Panetta returned to public service under President Barack Obama, serving as CIA Director and then Secretary of Defense. He returned to the Panetta Institute in 2013. The guest speaker for the Annual Luncheon will be Mr. John Kabateck, CEO of Kabateck Strategies and California State Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. In his role at the NFIB, John oversees the association’s actions and advocacy on behalf of 22,000 member small businesses across California and a total of 3.8 million small businesses in the state. The luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Cost is $25. The menu includes steak or veggie, and complimentary wine will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information or reservations, contact the Chamber office at 373-3304 or email email@example.com. “The Awards of Excellence are given on the basis of quality of service, involvement in the Chamber of Commerce and giving back to the community,” said Chamber President Moe Ammar. Awards to be given include: Best Entrepreneur Ted Balestrieri, Founding Chairman & CEO, Cannery Row Company
Ted Balestrieri For many, Ted Balestreri needs no introduction. Originally from Brooklyn, Ted moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1957 and began his career in hospitality. He is the CEO and Chairman of the world-renowned restaurant The Sardine Factory, which helped put Monterey on the culinary map for California travelers in the early 1970s. For the past 50 years Ted has also been the CEO and Chairman of the Cannery Row Company, a company he founded and through which he expanded commercial development on Cannery Row. Under his leadership the company oversees enterprises that bring millions of visitors to the Monterey Peninsula each year. He has served on the Board of the National Restaurant Association for 40 years, including one year as its president, and as commissioner on the California Travel & Tourism Commission for 22 years. He is also a fierce advocate for education and serves on board of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, on the Board of Trustees of Robert Louis Stevenson School, and on the Board of Rancho Cielo and the CSUMB President’s Council. Best Restaurant – Vivolo’s Chowder House, Mark Davis, Owner Vivolo’s Chowder House has been proudly serving Pacific Grove visitors and locals some of the area’s finest seafood-based cuisine for the past 28 years. After
a successful restaurant career opening two businesses in Lake Tahoe, Boston-born chef, Mark Davis, opened Vivolo’s Chowder House with his wife Julie and her family in 1990. The couple chose Pacific Grove due to its proximity to the freshest possible seafood from the Monterey Bay and high quality produce available from nearby Salinas Valley. The restaurant’s menu reflects Mark’s East Coast beginnings and Julie’s Italian heritage, serving up chowder, cioppino and fresh fish alongside various pasta based and Italian coastal inspired dishes. The restaurant offers unique and delicious takes on contemporary and classic American seafood and is particularly known for its clam chowder and garlic cheese lids. Vivolo’s Chowder House has also been involved in the community, participating in fundraisers including the Annual Flavors of Pacific Grove, held every November. Best Commercial Property Owner Stacey Golding
and beards but will happily serve anyone who walks through their doors. Phil’s shop often has a line out the door and when open, is rarely seen empty. Spreading his love of music, Phill also routinely plays his guitar for customers during First Fridays, usually playing to a crowd that spills out onto the street. Phill also serves on the Pacific Grove Economic Development Commission. Under his leadership, Phill’s Barber Shop has asserted itself as a cornerstone of the Pacific Grove community and a business that executes a wide variety of quality services for every single customer.
Stacey Golding Stacey Golding has been a proud Pacific Grove property owner since her youth, inheriting commercial property in downtown Pacific Grove from her father, Stacey has been a lifelong steward of notable Pacific Grove properties. She is the owner of the building currently occupied by The Quill and also owns what will soon be Pacific Grove’s newest downtown attraction, the Monarch Grill building on Lighthouse and 17th. She inspired the flower baskets recently installed outside both locations and throughout her tenure in Pacific Grove has remained constantly committed to maintaining the city’s Victorian charm and small-town appeal through her property ownership. Of doing business in Pacific Grove, she says “It is such an honor to own property and be a caretaker here, it means the world.” Best Service – Phill’s Barber Shop Phill Benson, Owner
Guest Speaker John Kabateck, CEO of Kabateck Strategies and California State Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses
Since opening in 2015, Phill Benson of Phill’s Barber Shop has continued a grand tradition of barbering at his downtown Pacific Grove location and put his own twist on the trade. Benson comes from a family in the barber shop industry, his father runs a popular shop in San Jose and his grandparents were barber shop suppliers. Phill and his staff specialize in men’s cuts, shaves
Former United States Secretary of Defense and CIA Director, Leon Panetta will presents the annual awards
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Inmate sentenced for 1982 murder of Seaside woman
A Solano state prison inmate, serving time for the murder of Pebble Beach resident Suzanne Kay Nixon in 1983, was sentenced to 15 years to life for the murder of a Seaside mother of three, Sandra Steppuhn who was killed on Dec. 9, 1982. Welcome back Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy and Jimmy. Now go home and show these Alfred Powell, 62, was sentenced by Monterey County Superior Court judge Julie citations to your parents. Culver for second degree murder. Curfew Violation \ Ocean View Blvd. – Four male juveniles were issued warnHe pleaded guilty to Steppuhn’s murder on Jan. 5, just days before his jury trial ing citations for curfew violations. The juveniles had marijuana and alcohol in their was set to begin. He has been in custody since 1983 for the murder of Pebble Beach possession. Contraband was seized for destruction. resident Suzanne Kay Nixon, who was slain in March 1983. During sentencing, Steppuhn’s former husband and three daughters, all pre-teens Wow! Thank you Officer. Very classy. at the time of their mother’s death, told Powell he had permanently changed their lives Vandalism \ David Ave. –Officer observed graffiti on electrical box. Officer was but had not broken them, according to a District Attorney’s release. able to remove graffiti. Steppuhn disappeared the night she was killed after giving a ride to a hitchhiker Was someone napping in patrol vehicle #02? (I nap on the couch of the MC later identified as Powell, and she was reported missing two days later. The car she museum and don’t wear a watch. I’m just saying.) was driving the night she disappeared was found abandoned in February 1983 but Found Property (info) \ Pine Ave. – Located a men’s watch in the back seat of investigators found no evidence indicating her fate, and she remained listed a missing patrol vehicle #02. The watch was booked into property for safekeeping. person for 32 years. Car-less person is going to get “Buss-ie,” I hope they don’t sit around and just Her skeletal remains were found by a Pacific Grove man, who was working as a land“mope-ped.” They just lost their “train-ing wheels.” scaper, in September 2015 in a makeshift grave in a yard on Third Street in Monterey. Vehicle Repossession \Quarterdeck WY - A vehicle repo from above address was called in to records. Good stuff. Well done to all. Citi-ZEN, Citi-ZEN ! Thanks again PGPD! Found property (info) \ Central Ave. A citizen found property from location. The property was brought to PGPD. The owner was contacted and picked up the found property. Who, what, where, when and why? Case Unfounded/ (Undisclosed location.) - Verbal argument between two subjects. Good riddance. Please turn yourself in to PGPD. Maybe you could return what you stole. Shoplifting \ Forest Ave. – Subject shoplifted from store. Subject fled the area prior to officer arrival Sounds like an inside job Info in suspicious Circumstances \ Jewell Ave. – Hotel did not want crime report, but did want PGPD aware that someone had cut lock to a shed on property and entered an unoccupied room. Odd items were taken. We hope the injured person is feeling better. Traffic Collision (TC)- Public Property –Injury / \ Forest Ave. - Officer responded to a traffic collision. Puts the Zen in citizen. Lost Property (info) \ Pine Ave. – A citizen came in and reported he had lost property. He filled out a lost property form. No further information. UPDATE: Citizen called to report that his property was found and returned to him. Here is another beauty. I hear circus music. This one needs a tag line, enjoy. Case unfounded – Victim came to lobby with check believed to be fraudulent. Victim did not cash check and suffered no loss. TAG LINE: Is it just me? The victim had a check that was no good. Victim did not get paid, so victim suffered no gain. Did victim suffer a loss? I wonder what the victim was being paid for. Now you see it, now you don’t. Please return the bicycle you stole. Burglary \ Balboa Ave. – Past tense theft of a bicycle from a garage. No suspect information. This is fun. A clear case of Reverse Shoplifting. Around here we enjoy kind, moral; and ethical shopkeepers an: Police. Nice work. Found Property (info) \ Country Club Gate. – A citizen brought in property that was left at his store. Two items were returned to the owners. Two other items were packaged and stored at PGPD for safekeeping. No further information. This ammunition surrendering thing seems like it’s catching on. You can also turn in unused or unwanted guns to PGPD. Please call them for more information. Better to call first, as it is impolite to bring any weapon into a Police Station. Ammunition Surrender (info) \ Pine Ave. – Ammunition was surrendered. Item booked for destruction. Nothing further. This is a weird report Expired Registration \ Arena Ave. – Reporting Party reported an A/V Vehicle by primary people. Repeat call from same P/P regarding the vehicle. Marked the same day. Due to expired registration, the vehicle was towed with approval. Here we go again. Please stop leaving stuff in your vehicle. This seems to attract crime. Please stop attracting crime. It makes us all look and feel bad. Bring your stuff inside and lock the car. Burglary \ Sunset Dr. – R/p reported that her vehicle was broken into. Personal items were stolen from inside R/P vehicle. No suspect information. I’ll see you at the next game. I’ll be wearing a bow tie. I’m a Leo, and my favorite color is blue. I am very handsome and sensitive and I like beer…No need to grab. Just say hello Battery \ Forest Ave. – A male reported that a female grabbed him at a middle school basketball game. The male stated that he was not injured. There were enough personal items in vehicle to make criminal mastermind want to break into it. Burglary \ Laurel Ave. – Past tense burglary. No personal items were stolen. More weirdness. R/p reported an object was thrown into his window, which caused it to break. Unknown if it was accidental. No suspect information. This seems familiar. Info in Fall Public Property \Forest Ave. – Fall on public property. Victim transported by AMR.
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Programs at the Library All programs at the Pacific Grove Library For more information call 648-5760.
Center for Spiritual Awakening 522 Central Ave. • 831-372-1942
Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Ave. • 831-375-7207
Chabad of Monterey
620 Lighthouse Ave., Entrance on 18th • 831-643-2770
Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Ave. • 831-372-0363
Community Baptist Church
Monterey & Pine Avenues • 831-375-4311
First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Ave. • 831-373-0741
First Church of God
1023 David Ave. • 831-372-5005
First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove Worship: Sundays 10:00 a.m. 915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr. • 831-372-5875
Forest Hill United Methodist Church Services 9 a.m. Sundays 551 Gibson Ave. • 831-372-7956
Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive • 831-375-2138
Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove
PG Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave. • 831-333-0636
Manjushri Dharma Center
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Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th St. • 831-373-4705
Peninsula Baptist Church
1116 Funston Ave. • 831-394-5712
Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Ave. • 831-373-0431
St. Angela Merici Catholic Church 146 8th St. • 831-655-4160
St. Anselm’s Anglican Church
Sundays 9:30 a.m. 375 Lighthouse Ave. • 831-920-1620 Fr. Michael Bowhay
St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12 th St. • 831-373-4441
Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Ave. • 831-372-7818
OUTSIDE PACIFIC GROVE Bethlehem Lutheran Church
800 Cass St., Monterey • 831-373-1523 Pastor Bart Rall
Congregation Beth Israel
5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel • 831-624-2015
Monterey Center for Spiritual Living
Sunday Service 10:30 am 400 West Franklin St., Monterey • 831-372-7326 www.montereycsl.org
Shoreline Community Church
2500 Garden Rd. Monterey 8:30 am 10 am & 11:30 am Sundays. 831-655-0100 www.shorelinechurch.org
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church 698 Laine St, Monterey • Father Karas (831) 375-7200 Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 490 Aguajito Rd., Carmel • 831-624-7404 Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. and 1:15 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 13 • 11:00 am Stories for PreSchool (ages 2-5) • Wednesday, Feb. 14 • 11:00 am Music with MaryLee for all ages • Wednesday, Feb. 14 • 3:45 pm Wacky Wednesday (stories, crafts, science for ages 5 and up) • Thursday, Feb. 15 • 11:00 am Baby Rhyme Time for babies birth - 24 months
Chautauqua Hall Dance Club Saturdays
As of June 2017, the entry fee is a low-cost $5 for the first Sat. of the month for members and non-members alike! Annual membership fee is $10. Buy 2018 memberships for $10! Prices go up to $15 in January! Try us out! Chautauqua Hall, 16th St. at Central Ave Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Fee includes 55 min. dance lesson, DJ’d music for three hours and buffet of healthful snacks. Background: Chautauqua Hall Dance Club, a non-profit founded in 1926, is dedicated to making dance accessible to everyone. We offer dance classes in over 20 kinds of ballroom, nightclub and specialty dances so that everyone can share in the joy in partnered social dance. Additional info: No partner needed. Everyone welcome. Kids 13 and under free with an adult. For more information, go to: pgdance.org/index.html or Facebook at: https:// www.facebook.com/groups/PGDANCE/ Background: Chautauqua Hall Dance Club, a non-profit founded in 1926, is dedicated to making dance accessible to everyone. We offer dance classes in over 20 kinds of ballroom, nightclub and specialty dances so that everyone can share in the joy in partnered social dance. Additional info: No partner needed. Everyone welcome. Kids 13 and under free with an adult.
Gentrain Society Lectures The Gentrain Society of Monterey Peninsula College is sponsoring these free public lectures in January, 2018. For lengthier descriptions and illustrations for these talks please see the Gentrain website. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Gentrain Society Lecture: Beneath the Blue: Undersea Imagery and Maps Monterey Peninsula College Lecture Forum 103 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Free; MPC Parking $3.00 Information: www.gentrain.org ; email@example.com ; 372-0895 Despite growth in coastal populations around the world, the undersea environment continues to be a mystery to many. However, imagery collected by a variety of research platforms, when married to high-resolution topographic maps of the seafloor, can both serve science and provide evocative images of the marine environment. In this talk, marine biologist James Lindholm will explain how new techniques are providing data that help decision-makers manage the marine environment. Dr. Lindholm is the James W. Rote Distinguished Professor of Marine Science and Policy and the director of the Institute for Applied Marine Ecology (IfAME) at California State University, Monterey Bay. Dr. Lindholm’s research interests include the landscape ecology of fishes, the recovery of seafloor habitats and associated taxa following the cessation of fishing activity, and the design and efficacy of marine protected areas. He has conducted research around the world, using technologies such as remotely operated vehicles, human-occupied submersibles, autonomous underwater vehicles, and acoustic telemetry. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Gentrain Society Lecture: The Loss of the Hindenburg Monterey Peninsula College Lecture Forum 103 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Free; MPC Parking $3.00 Information: www.gentrain.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; 372-0895 Michael Adamson will talk about the mystery that still surrounds the crash of the Hindenburg in May 1937. Even after all these years, we still do not know exactly what caused this disaster which resulted in the escape of only 62 passengers and crew out of a total of 97. Michael will present some new suggestions as to what might have caused this tragedy. Michael Adams came to California from his native England in 1972. After many years in the banking industry he recently retired and lives in Monterey. His main interest is studying history and, in particular, aviation history.
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Pâté de Canarde en Croûte was Many Years in the Making Sally Baho Post Cards from the Kitchen Pacific Grove In my column last week, the food I wrote about is called "Raclette," not "Raciette." It's spelled with an L not an I following the C. My aunt and I have been plotting and scheming about making Pâté de Canarde en Croûte (Boned stuffed duck in a pastry crust) from “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” for about six years. It’s a cold weather dish and so every fall we start talking about it but in the midst of Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the parties and overconsumption that characterizes the holidays, it never happened. This year, in November, we decided to put it on the calendar in the new year. We found a weekend to make it—you see it’s a multistep process—and priority scheduled it. When my brother and his wife found out about our plans, they wanted in, so naturally we extended the invitation on the condition that they make their famed Jerusalem artichoke soup with seared foie gras. Amazing! On day 1, we made and chilled the pastry crust. We also deboned the duck, which Julia Child explains, “may take 45 minutes the first time because of fright.” It was our first time and her estimation was pretty accurate, we moved carefully and even stopped to sharpen the knives to ensure clean cuts and unpunctured skin. We also made the stuffing which is essentially a pork and veal forcemeat. Then stuffed the duck and sewed, wrapped, and trussed it. It went in the fridge for the night and you can imagine the dishwashing that followed. The following day when I arrived to
help prepare for dinner, the duck had been wrapped and decorated in pastry dough and baked. Following Child’s instructions, we lifted off the upper crust, carefully removed the trussing, and refitted the crust back on the duck. The dish can be served warm or cold and we opted for cold. The dinner was lovely with a varied demographic of guests: artists, military officers, a doctor, a dentist, and Yours Truly. The conversation was lively and really entertaining to see such a variety of people get together discussing their diverse perspectives and experiences. The preparation of the duck was an experience that any gastro-curious cook would delight in. However, it was a lot of work and I don’t know if I would say it was worth the effort. It was a brilliant learning experience—ducks are quite different from chickens—but I don’t know how realistic it would be for me to make this dish regularly considering the amount of effort and my inclination, or rather lack thereof, towards duck. Now if I had a friend who hunted duck and shared his or her bounty with me, that would be a different story! I am not including the recipe for either the Pâté de Canarde en Croûte or the Jerusalem Artichoke soup because the former spans 7 pages in “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and includes illus- Pâté de Canarde en Croûte: Was it worth the effort and the wait? trations. If you would like either recipe, please feel free to e-mail me at sallybaho@ gmail.com and I will happily share.
The Campaign for the Preservation of Mission San Antonio de Padua Launches Go Fund Me Page
Funds needed to complete Phase IV of Mandatory Earthquake Retrofit/Restoration Project
The Campaign for the Preservation of Mission San Antonio de Padua Foundation Board President Al Parolini has launched a Go Fund Me page to raise the funds needed to complete the State of California’s mandated seismic retrofit and restoration of Mission San Antonio de Padua in Jolon, California. The Foundation, a 501 (c) (3), was formed in 2010 after the State of California's mandated all unreinforced masonry buildings must be seismic retrofitted or face closure. Total funds raised and invested in the seismic retrofit project from 2012 through December 2017 are $7,631,000 million. The campaign has an immediate need for $ 450,000 to complete Phase IV. Major accomplishments since 2010 include: • Completed a historic evaluation in 2011 which was used to develop a comprehensive five phase project plan • Began fundraising in 2012 • Began Phase I in August 2014, completed in Sept 2015, cost $ 3.0 million • Completed Phase II in May 2016, cost of $1.7 million • Completed Phase III in December 2016, cost of $1.4 million • Began Phase IV in January 2017, cost of $1.1 million “After seven years we are excited to see the light at the end of the tunnel and to be so close to finishing the retrofit to preserve Mission San Antonio. Our hope is to complete the project this year,” states Al Parolini. The campaign is comprised of an all volunteer Board of Directors, with organizational expenses paid by members of the Board. 99.7 percent of all donations go directly to the restoration campaign. California’s third mission, Mission San Antonio was established in 1771 and is a designated California Historical Landmark (# 232). Today Mission San Antonio sits in practically the same setting as it did 240 years ago. In fact, it has been said that the Mission San Antonio is the only California Mission its founders would recognize today. With the completion of the seismic retrofit and historic preservation the mission will remain open to the general public and continue to serve elementary, high school and university students as they study early California history. To learn more about the Campaign for the Preservation of Mission San Antonio go to https://www.preservemissionsanantonio.org/ and to donate to the Go Fund Me Page https://www.gofundme.com/preserve-mission-san-antonio-de-pad
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• February 9, 2018
What’s not to like, 2000 times?
Pacific Grove police took advantage of summer-like weather today to celebrate 2000 likes on Facebook by posing with Mylar balloons at Lovers Point. The only problem is they don't have 2000 likes yet. Chief Amy Christey told Cedar Street Times "We're close. We only need 180 more likes. Tell your readers to help us get there." Photo by Gary Baley
33rd Annual Together With Love Run/Walk On Sunday, February 11, join the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center for its 33rd Anniversary of the TOGETHER WITH LOVE RUN/WALK at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove. The 10K and 5K races starting at 9:00 AM are open to competitive runners, joggers, and fun walkers - rain or shine! Participants can pre-register online through noon February 9th at www.mtryrapecrisis.org/together-love, or register on race day between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. The “Together With Love” Run/ Walk is a fundraiser that attracts some 1,500 runners and walkers per year. 100 percent of the funds raised are used to support counseling, crisis intervention services for survivors of sexual assault, and community prevention education programs for children
and adults. Because of the uncertain future of federal funding, the Center has a goal of raising more funding locally than ever before. Supporters who can’t participate on race day can pledge financial support for a runner or walker through the registration site: h t t p s : / / r a c e r o s t e r. c o m / events/2018/13536/33rd-annual-together-with-love-runwalk The registration fee for the 10K/5K is $42 ($45 on race day). The 1K Kids’ Fun Run begins at 8:15 a.m. The price is $15. All participants in the 10K/5K receive a long-sleeved performance running T-shirt, after-race refreshments, and qualify for a prize drawing. Medals will be awarded three deep in each age group. Kids in the Fun Run receive a participant medal and goodie bag, and may purchase a T-shirt at the event.
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Go “Around the World” with the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, The ACS Discovery Shop will transform their shop into an International Bazaar. You can experience the unique and multi-faceted cultures through our collections of art, books, collectibles, furniture, clothing, and jewelry. We also have acquired a large donation of exotic shells from all over the world. From an Italian Drink Cart, to a Vintage Mother of Pearl inlaid, carved teakwood chair made in Syria, we have something for everyone. Don’t miss this unique event. You can enhance your collections, while at the same time helping those who have been touched by cancer. Shop. Donate. Volunteer. To learn more about The American Cancer Society, you can visit cancer.org or call 1-8002772345. The Discovery Shop is located at 198 country Club Gate, next to Lucky. (831) 372-0866
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Carmel Art Association seeks ‘It Can Wait’ Simulator to remind new artist members Currently Accepting Online Submissions
The Carmel Art Association is seeking local artists for full artist membership who best demonstrate a combination of professional-level artistry as well as enthusiasm for the supportive spirit of the unique non-profit gallery. The jury process includes a preliminary online screening which began on February 1, 2018. The jury process will include a preliminary on-line jury, followed by an invitation of up to six finalists to present work at an interview for the final selection of new artist members. Deadline for submissions is March 27, 2018. Professional artists living within 35 driving miles of Carmel for at least one year and who have exhibited their art work in at least one juried competitive show as well as one gallery are encouraged to apply. Artists may apply in one
CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE State of the City Address for Pacific Grove Tues., Feb. 27, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm Location: Community Center 515 Junipero Avenue Pacific Grove
All members of the public are welcome. Mayor Kampe will present the general state of our City, our top priorities including progress and challenges, and some current topics of interest. Questions will be fielded at the end of the presentation. Please attend, bring questions, and mention this meeting to others who may have an interest.
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of two categories: either two dimensional or three dimensional. Two dimensional works must have been completed within the last 12 months. Three Dimensional pieces must have been completed within the last 36 months.
Complete information and instructions on submissions for the CAA Jury Process can be found on the onlinejuriedshows.com website. The Carmel Art Association is Carmel’s oldest gallery and features the work of over 100 local professional artists. It is located on Dolores Street between 5th and 6th in beautiful downtown Carmel. Hours are 10 to 5 daily. For more information please call 831-624-6176 or visit the CAA website at www.carmelart.org.
drivers not to drive distracted during the AT&T...or ever
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is expected to attract over 190,000 people to the Monterey Peninsula this year, and AT&T wants to remind drivers in the area to stay focused on the road, not on their phones. To drive the message home for those at the event, AT&T is showcasing their new IT CAN WAIT simulator, a state-of-the-art virtual reality experience with theatrical components to help illustrate the dangers of smartphone distracted driving. Here are AT&T's latest distracted driving statistics: -62 percent keep their smartphones within easy reach while driving. -7 out of 10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving. -Nearly 4 in 10 smartphone users tap into social media, almost 3 in 10 surf the net, and 1 in 10 video chat. To minimize distractions while driving, AT&T created the app AT&T DriveMode. The DriveMode app automatically turns on when you’re driving 15 MPH or more, and silences message alerts and auto-replies to let your friends and family know you’re behind the wheel. The app turns off shortly after you stop, and is great for young drivers.
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Monterey Jazz Festival and CSUMB announce a new partnership starting this year
To launch the partnership, the University will host the world-renowned saxophonist, composer, educator, and Mack Avenue Records recording artist Tia Fuller, one of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2018 Artists-in-Residence. Tia will conduct a Master Class for the Music & Performing Arts department, followed by a public program entitled “From Beyoncé and Beyond: Music Business, Performance and Leadership.” The program will present an in-depth discussion of Fuller’s first-hand experience being a side woman on Beyoncé’s world tours and how this experience has led to her success in the jazz world as a bandleader, performer, businesswoman and professor at the Berklee College of Music. For more information on Tia Fuller, please visit TiaFuller.com. The public presentation/performance will take place Monday, March 5, 2018 at CSUMB’s World Theater at 8pm, located at 5260 6th Ave. in Seaside. General admission is $25. Students are free. Visit csumb.edu/worldtheater for more information. Marcie Chapa, an international percussionist, will join Tia Fuller on stage for the public performance. Chapa also performed with Fuller as a touring member of Beyoncé’s ensemble, and is now directing the band and drumline at North Monterey County High School. Marcie previously taught alongside the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Director Paul Contos in a special program for at-risk youth at Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur in 2013. For more information on Marcie Chapa, please visit MarcieChapa.com. This unique and creative partnership is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Robert Danziger and his wife, Dr. Martha Drexler Lynn. Dr. Danziger was
the first recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts for Music degree from CSUMB (2011). The Honorary Doctorate was also awarded for Invention, and Pioneering Sustainable Energy. Dr. Lynn is a member of the CSUMB Arts Committee and has written seven notable books that appear in major libraries around the world. Dr. Danziger and Dr. Lynn are supporting this annual partnership with
cash gifts during their lifetime and with a legacy gift. “Martha and I strongly believe in the values of both the Monterey Jazz Festival and CSUMB, who engage every part of our community to build excellence and unity,” said Mr. Danziger. “Through them we can share cultures, friendship, and enjoy a broad range of music played by musicians/educators of extraordinary talent. The Monterey Jazz Festival is a glimpse
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of America the way it should be. And I have learned from personal experience, that years of training to improvise teaches skills essential to pioneering solutions where there is no roadmap to success. Jazz teaches you that.” For more information visit BobDanziger.com. "CSUMB and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences are honored by the generous support of Bob and Martha, which will enable us to host world-class performers on campus in partnership with the Monterey Jazz Festival,” said Ilene Feinman, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. “Bringing together faculty, students and performing artists is one more way that CSUMB is working to engage our local treasures like the Jazz Festival and enrich our students' education." “We are so thrilled to be able to build an enduring partnership with CSUMB that will cultivate a new audience for jazz and enhance the arts landscape in Monterey County,” said Colleen Bailey, Monterey Jazz Festival Executive Director. “I am grateful to Bob and Martha and the leadership at CSUMB for their shared vision and commitment to this partnership.” The CSUMB event will launch a week of jazz education activities leading up to the 48th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, taking place Friday-Sunday, March 9-11, 2018 at the Monterey Conference Center and at venues throughout downtown Monterey. The 61st annual Monterey Jazz Festival will be held from September 21-23. About Monterey Jazz Festival The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.
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State of the City
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Mayor Kampe will present his view Tuesday, February 27 Board Openings
By Mayor Bill Kampe On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, I will present a State of the City talk at our Community Center. Doors will open at 5:30 pm and the talk will start at 6:00 pm. Please join me at this event for a view of current and future issues for our city. Topics will include short term rentals, the coming pension cost wave, and the long-term financial needs for a healthy city. Coming Up At the Wednesday city council meeting, a lottery will again be considered to reduce density of short term rentals (STR’s) in some areas of our city. An updated STR ordinance went into effect in January to reduce clustering and distribute licenses more evenly in the future. We will now look to remedy some areas that became over-dense under the previous ordinance. We will also consider a study and a poll for a possible Transient Occupancy Tax measure. It is part of making sure we have the needed revenue to operate the city in the face of sharply rising costs. Also, we have the finest city coastline in the state of California, and we undercharge compared to other coastal cities. Should we ask visitors to do more to help us maintain this coastline? The very tedious work of updating our Local Coastal Plan is well underway and will be coming to the city council in about a month for final action. The LCP is a point of high contention between preferences of our community and the constraints of the Coastal Act and the Coastal Commission. We believe we are now close to submitting a plan for Coastal Commission review, and ideally, approval. News to Note Pacific Grove was one of the sponsors of the new Roundabout at Highway 68 and Route 1. Despite early anxieties, it works well and traffic flows more smoothly there. We recently completed two critical coastline repairs. Last rainy season a storm damaged a 30-foot section of seawall just west of Lovers Point. It’s now repaired and looks good. At the same time, we also repaired the roof and framing of “the Cave,” a storage space in the wall of Lovers Point beach and under the dining tables by the hot dog stand. Please take a walk along the new trail at Rocky Point, by the Great Tide Pool. There’s a handicap-accessible boardwalk out to the point, and a decomposed granite path along the shore. Interpretive signs describe the dunes habitat and the significant marine life at that location. Just around Point Pinos, the Local Water Project is now in operation, providing reclaimed water for irrigation of the golf course and the cemetery. I’ve also personally worked to introduce our school students to civic affairs. This year has been a record, with four second grade classes, four fifth grade classes, and a scout pack. Each group conducts a mock city council meeting, complete with agenda items and public input. Every student gets to sit in the “big chairs” and use the live mike. They do an amazing job, and truly get the sense of real issues such as plastic straws, drones, special events, and leaf blower noise. Recent Actions We have updated the aircraft ordinance to allow take-off and landing of drones with a permit. We have no city authority to regulate drones once in the air. That’s the FAA. The permit requirement is our chance to help educate operators about the effect of drones on our coastal birds and marine life. The Council received an in-depth briefing on pension costs looking out over 20 years. The view is intimidating. Unfunded liabilities are daunting for cities throughout the state. Even with the best scenarios for pension reform, the unfunded liabilities will severely impact most city budgets for up to 30 years into the future. The League of California Cities has made pension sustainability a top priority. In anticipation of the January 1 start for new state law on adult use of marijuana, the City of Pacific Grove moved to prohibit sales and distribution. Personal growing of up to six plants is allowed by state law, and our ordinance provides regulation for the protection of youth and neighbors. We also heard a report on the experience of other states where cannabis is now legal, considering public safety, traffic, and health. The intent is to return to this topic with deliberate consideration on what is appropriate for our city. PG voted strongly for the Adult Use ballot initiative. We have updated our historic preservation ordinance to link our determinations more closely to historic significance as described in our Historic Context Statement. We also expanded the role of the Historic Resources Committee to include project reviews for historic properties.
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We have several open positions on our Boards and Commissions: Admin Hearing Panel: 2 Architectural Review Board: 1 Beautification and Natural Resources Committee: 1 Museum Board: 1 Traffic Safety Commission: 1
If you are interested in serving on one of these boards or know someone who would be interested, please feel free to contact me directly. There is an application form on the Boards and Commissions page of the city website. The application can be submitted to the City Clerk.
Homeownership rate reaches highest level in three years Scott Dick Monterey County Assoc. of Realtors
Market Matters Source: Housing Wire The national homeownership rate reached its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing slightly in the last quarter of 2017, according to the Quarterly Residential Vacancies and Homeownership report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The homeownership rate remained statistically unchanged, inching up to 64.2 percent in the fourth quarter. This is up from 63.7 percent the year before and 63.9 percent in the third quarter. “After bouncing around near 50-year lows for the past few years, the national homeownership rate finally seems to be gaining sustainable, meaningful upward momentum,” Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas said. “The fourth quarter of 2017 was unseasonably strong, driven by buyers determined to make a deal in a highly competitive market.” Among Millennials, the homeownership rate ticked up slightly from 35.6 percent to 36 percent. Among older generations, the homeownership is significantly higher at 75.3 percent for those aged 55 to 64 years and 79.2 percent for those aged 65 years and older. “What’s even more positive news for the housing market is that much of the increase in the homeownership rate over the past year has come from 18 to 44-year olds,” Trulia Chief Economist Ralph McLaughlin said. Among the non-Hispanic white population, the homeownership rate increased from 72.5 percent in the third quarter to 72.7 percent in the fourth quarter. However, homeownership rates for other ethnicities are much lower. The black homeownership rate increased 0.1 percentage point, but remains far below average at 42.1 percent in the fourth quarter. The Hispanic homeownership rate saw the highest increase, rising .5 percentage points to 46.6 percent. The national homeowner vacancy rate decreased 0.2 percentage points from last year at 1.6 percent, while the national vacancy rate for rental housing remained unchanged at 6.9 percent.
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Times • February 9, 2018 Rare Wildlands Protected in Elkhorn Slough
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First of its kind partnership between Caltrans and Monterey County Non-profit The Transportation Agency for Monterey County, Caltrans, and the Elkhorn Slough Foundation will celebrate a dedication ceremony, celebrating the permanent conservation of the Elkhorn Highlands Reserve, at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Royal Oaks. The transfer of 167 acres of land, from Caltrans to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF), is a first-of-its-kind partnership in Monterey County, and we believe the first of its kind in California. Caltrans purchased the property in 2008 to offset environmental impacts for the Highway101 Prunedale Improvement Project in North Monterey County. Richard Rosales, Caltrans Deputy Director of Project Management, says “The California Department of Transportation is pleased and proud to have helped pioneer an additional method to ensure that environmental impacts from Highway Projects are fully mitigated and that we can expand the conservation value of this work by partnering with community organizations like the Elkhorn Slough Foundation.” Speakers at the gathering will include Luis Alejo, former California Assemblyman and current Supervisor for Monterey County; John Phillips, Chairman of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County Board of Directors and current Supervisor for Monterey County; Richard Rosales, Deputy Director of Project Management, Caltrans–District 5; and Mark Silberstein, Executive Director of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation. Elkhorn Highlands Reserve includes the area’s largest acreage of previously unprotected maritime chaparral and is home to several rare and sensitive native plant species, including the federally endangered Yadon’s rein orchid and the federally threatened Monterey Spineflower. The property encompasses six acres of seasonal freshwater wetlands, providing habitat for the endangered California tiger salamander and other threatened amphibians — a key element of the environmental value for mitigating impacts. “This important conservation land would have been developed and its natural value lost if not for the resources and focus of Caltrans staff,” says Mark Silberstein, Executive Director of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation. “This transaction points the way for future cooperative efforts to provide both for safe highways and to conserve key natural resources for Californians.” The ceremony commemorates the transfer of these 167 acres of pristine wetlands and woodlands from Caltrans to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation in a transaction valued at $6.5 million in property and management funds. Optional tour of the Elkhorn Highlands Reserve property after the ceremony, weather permitting. The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is responsible for investing in regional transportation projects for Monterey County residents, businesses
and visitors. The mission of TAMC is to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that enhances mobility, safety, access, environment quality and economic activities in Monterey County. For more information visit www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831.775.0903. The Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF) is a nationally accredited, nonprofit land trust whose mission is to conserve and restore the Elkhorn Slough and its watershed. www.elkhornslough.org Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation’s mission is “Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability”. http://www.dot.ca.gov
Heritage Society Seeking Nominations for Heritage House Awards
The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove is seeking nominations for the annual Heritage House Awards, to be held on Sunday, May 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Chautauqua Hall. Nominated buildings must be located in the City of Pacific Grove, and any preservation, additions, or new construction must have been completed within the last five years. Nominations are due by Friday, March 2. Nominations can be emailed to the Heritage Society at: email@example.com Please include the address of the house, a description of the work that has been completed, and other information if available. You can also mail your nominations to the Heritage Society at P.O. Box 1007, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.
Pac Rep Theatre’s Benefit Shop Opening Soon on Forest Hill
Pac Rep Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of their new benefit shop in Pacific Grove at 1219 Forest Ave., Suite B, Forest Hill Plaza. It is across from Bechler’s, down the sidewalk from Alberto’s and Mike’s Appliances. There will be a pre-opening sale on February 24 and 25 and a grand opening, ribbon cutting on March 14. Donations are now be accepted at the store from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Jane Roland – firstname.lastname@example.org 649-0657
The Carmel Foundation Presents ‘Uganda: The Gorillas and more’ in Carmel on February 21
Join Dan Presser of FourWinds Travel as he guides us through his adventure in Uganda. Taking a Gorilla Trek is a highlight of all visits done in Uganda and Rwanda, and certainly mountain gorillas are the major reason as to why many people visit these two destinations. Please don’t miss this opportunity to hear Dan’s stories and see amazing photos from East Africa. Details: · Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 2:30pm-4:00pm · The Carmel Foundation’s Diment Hall - SE Corner 8th & Lincoln, Carmel · This presentation is free and open to the public · Space is limited to 100 · For more information, please contact Leticia Garcia, Director of Support Services at 831.620.8705 or email@example.com. The Carmel Foundation hosts weekly Wednesday Programs- a lecture, entertainment, or educational presentation such as a Cooking Demo with Myra Goodman, Monterey’s La Merienda Celebration or a monthly Wellness Series with VNA & Hospice. About The Carmel Foundation The Carmel Foundation is an organization that serves members 55 and better in the Monterey County area and beyond. The Foundation is located in Carmel on the southeast Corner of 8thand Lincoln. The Carmel Foundation gives seniors an opportunity to live productive, enriching lives by offering a luncheon program, homebound meal delivery, free medical equipment loans, in-home services and respite grants, free lending library, Saturday movie, Technology Center, low-income housing, and more than 50 classes and activities each week. For more information, contact Kimberly Willison, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carmelfoundation.org, or 831.620.8701.
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Concerns about plans for Lighthouse Avenue corner
To the Editor:
I wonder how many Pagrovians think the Holman Building should be the standard for new development in Pacific Grove’s historic downtown? Have you seen the plans for “522 Lighthouse Avenue”, the “Goodie’s” block, extending from Fountain Avenue to 15th Street? If you haven’t noticed the story poles—that’s because there aren’t any. City staff says they’re not necessary because it’s not possible to construct story poles for the 49-foot high, 43,912 square foot building proposed to replace the 3,472 square foot existing building. (Other cities manage to have story poles erected in similar conditions, using a form of scaffolding.) The architect for the applicant says a “photo-montage” has been provided instead. Notice has been posted at the site, and you can find it if you look hard. The project is scheduled to be brought to the Planning Commission on Thursday, February 22, at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers.
Rendering of plans for 522 Lighthouse Avenue
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• February 9, 2018
Medical Help for Homeless at Montage/CHOMP No ‘patient dumping’ here
By Gary Baley With the closure of its Blood Center and subsequent contract with United Blood Services in 2014, the CHOMP (Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula) bloodmobile became redundant. Recognizing that the growing homeless population in Monterey County don’t often get basic health services, and many homeless were being routinely seen in the emergency room, a plan was hatched to convert the CHOMP bloodmobile bus into a mobile clinic that might mitigate both issues. “More than 2,300 people are homeless in Monterey County, lacking ready access to basic necessities like food, running water, shelter, and healthcare,” said Dr. Steven Packer, president/CEO of Montage Health, the non-profit umbrella organization which encompasses CHOMP. “Through the mobile clinic, we hope to improve the health and wellness of this underserved group of people as well as others who have trouble accessing general medical care.” The Monterey Peninsula Foundation granted $500,000 to the project, the Montage Health Auxiliary $200,000, Montage Health employees $64,000, and from Sara and James Jungroth a substantial but unspecified sum. Three years later, the bus took to the road again revamped, repainted, repurposed, and renamed the Montage Mobile Clinic. It is staffed with volunteers including a doctor or physician assistant, an emergency room technician, two nurses, and several social workers. Instead of collecting blood, the bus is now dispensing care to anyone who shows up—no ID and no insurance is necessary. Basic care is provided, but the Clinic does not carry, dispense, or prescribe drugs. On Thursdays the Clinic provides services to the Gathering for Women, a shelter for homeless women, at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Aguajito Road near Highway 68 and Highway 1. The Clinic visits Walgreens Pharmacy at Fremont Blvd. and Kimball Ave. in Seaside every Tuesday from 2 pm to 6 pm. “About 20 people per day visit the Mobile Clinic here and about half are regulars” Dr. Casey Grover, on duty at the Mobile Clinic on Tuesday said. A stop near El Estero lake will be added in the near future. Dr. Grover is Director of Emergency Medicine at CHOMP and sees many homeless in the ER. “It’s hard to tell how many homeless are admitted to the Emergency Room. It’s not a question we ask,” he said. “But when you see the same address, 800 Scott Street (the Salvation Army) given as home, we can make some assumptions.” Grover estimates about 20 percent of ER admissions are homeless and roughly 80 percent of these have mental or addiction issues. “Some of these individuals may visit the ER 10 to 20 times per year—one patient had 101 ER visits in California in one year” he added. “Most are uninsured and many have COPD or need dialysis, but we never turn anyone away.” The cost to the hospital treating the uninsured can be substantial. Dr. Grover explained that after emergent treatment, if a patient needs specialist care it will be provided in hospital if that particular treatment and specialist is available at CHOMP. Dr. Grover said that one such patient had incurred over $400,000 in treatment cost which the hospital had to write off. Since CHOMP is not located in an urban setting, homeless patients usually arrive by ambulance and cannot be discharged onto the street after treatment. The hospital pays for the ambulance and a taxi if bus service is not available on discharge. In 2017 CHOMP incurred $6.9 million in direct costs serving the uninsured.
Dr. Casey Grover
ER Tech: Dr. Grover and a social worker
The Montage/CHOMP Mobile Clinic at the Walgreen’s parking lot on Hwy. 218 in Seaside/Del Rey Oaks
The Crisis in Yemen: Featured Talk at Peace and Justice Center
Waleed Alkohlani is the featured speaker at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 3:00-5:00 pm. Alkohlani, a Yemeni computer engineer now working in Silicon Valley, provides an informed Yemeni perspective on the current situation in Yemen. He immigrated from Yemen to pursue higher education and has followed the crisis in Yemen closely through Yemeni and regional sources, as well as through friends and relatives in Yemen. He has studied how sectarian differences in the region have fueled regional conflicts. Yemen has been gripped by political upheaval and sectarian strife after the Arab Spring of 2011, and is now facing a dire humanitarian crisis following the Saudi-led military assault on the country. Alkohlani will discuss some of the
root causes of the conflict, and respond to the question, “Is there a way out?” Sharat Lin, research fellow and former president of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, will introduce the speaker and participate in the discussion. The program is co-sponsored by Monterey Peace and Justice Center, Peace Coalition of Monterey County, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Monterey County Branch and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 46. The public is invited to the event $5 suggested donation at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. The Monterey Peace and Justice Center is located at 1364 Fremont Blvd. near Sonoma St., Seaside. For information, please call 915-7257, email email@example.com, or visit peacecentral. wordpress.com.
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Their Long Road Home Started in PG
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, “Keepers of Our Culture” reminds our readers that Life in Pacific Grove, the book of P.G. stories published in October 2017 by Park Place Publications, is one long love letter to our favorite town. This week’s column comes from page 74 of Life in Pacific Grove and details one family’s story of how they came to discover, and fall in love with, Pacific Grove. She’d Only Flown Over California Before Moving Here In the summer of 1974, my husband Dick, an Army major, was assigned to Korea on a “hardship,” or unaccompanied, tour. As a rootless Army brat myself, I wasn’t sure where I would live the year he was away. An old friend suggested I go to the Monterey area near Ft. Ord. Although I had previously only flown over California, I came here with my daughter Laura, age 6, and son Park, age 5, to live on the Monterey Peninsula for that year. We moved into a little house in Pebble Beach, but we lived our lives in Pacific Grove. Although their father was gone, it turned out to be the best year it could possibly be. So began the Guthrie family’s love affair with “America’s Last Hometown.” That first summer, our children attended enrichment classes at Forest Grove Elementary School: “Tide Pool Explorations” and “Map-Making.” They discovered starfish and hermit crabs, and they mapped Pacific Grove as they hiked its sidewalks. We found our “picture book” idea of a welcoming library on Central Avenue and we frequented it often. We climbed the steep stairs to the Pacific Grove Art Center for art classes. Inspiration at Church and the Beach We discovered the beautiful “little red church that cares,” St. Mary’s by-the-Sea. As a single parent for the year, I found solace and inspiration from the words of the beloved Rev. Dwight Edwards. Each Sunday after church, we’d wind our way home along Ocean Avenue. As we admired the blue Pacific, I’d announce loudly, “Listen, kids, we’re going to live in lots of different places in the world, but this will always be one of the most beautiful you’ll ever see!” Then we’d stop for tea and scones at the teahouse where the Fishwife restaurant is now. In the fall, Park entered Mrs. Green’s kindergarten, while Laura joined Miss Leatham’s first grade at Forest Grove. I was a regular volunteer in both classes. In October, Park marched as a butterfly and Laura as a flower in the annual parade that welcomes the return of the monarchs. Almost every day we’d head to the beach. Swinging huge fleshy “arms” of smelly kelp became a favorite thing to do. We watched seals and otters close in and farther out, we’d see whales. We attended every event the Peninsula had to offer, including the festivals at Monterey’s Custom House Plaza. We had fun at Pacific Grove’s Good Old Days where Laura and Park’s ill-tempered cat Kiki won a blue ribbon in the very first pet parade. A Real Life GI Joe Goes to School Mid-tour, Dick came home from Korea for a week. Laura took her dad to her first grade class “show and tell.” He went in uniform, a real life GI Joe. Pacific Grove embraced military service members and their families even during the hippie 1970s. That spring of 1975, Laura and Park helped me take blankets to St. Mary’s for the babies who were flown out of South Vietnam during “Operation Baby-Lift.” Later, on our black and white TV, I watched the evacuation of Americans from the roof of our embassy as Saigon fell. Tearfully, I sent flowers to the grave of Park’s godfather, who was killed in Vietnam two weeks before he was due to come home. In the summer of 1975, Dick returned
Keepers of our Culture Guest Columnist Cynthia Guthrie
Pacific Grove artist Keith Larson puts his imagination to work in picturing the perfect moving van for a relocation to Butterfly Town USA. to us and we left California to resume our life on the road. But our year there left its enduring mark on Laura, me and especially Park. After a year at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, we moved to Virginia and then Georgia. In 1980 we flew to Paris, where we lived for two years before relocating to the Netherlands and then to Belgium. We ended our European sojourn in occupied Berlin where Laura and Park both graduated from a German-American school, the John F. Kennedy Schule. We were there when President Reagan said, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall!” After nine years living in Europe, Park wanted to get to know his own country, so in 1988 he rode his bicycle alone across the United States before he entered Stanford University. Except for the year he and his wife taught school in Honduras, he’s lived in California ever since. Even after our international nomadic life—or maybe because of it—he found what appears to be his forever home. It seems that by the end of his kindergarten year at Forest Grove Elementary School, we’d already “lost” Park to the Golden State. In 1997, when Dick and I returned to the USA after almost six years in Peru,
we followed Park’s lead and found our forever home in California! It all started in Pacific Grove. Life in Pacific Grove, Part II, is Coming! Read more stories like Cynthia’s in Life in Pacific Grove, available for purchase at the Pacific Grove Public Library
and at Bookworks. Better yet, join your friends and neighbors in contributing a story to the second edition of Life in Pacific Grove. For details, go to lifeinpacificgrove.com and click on “2nd Edition” for story ideas and instructions on how to submit. The second edition will include a section on local history, featuring excerpts from Randall Reinstedt’s 1987 work, Monterey Peninsula: An Enchanted Land.
Rainbow Speakers and Friends Meets Feb. 12 Rainbow Speakers and Friends invite you to our monthly evening of friendship and support on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 7:00 pm. Come learn about “Fun Home” the Tony Award winning musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. Fun Home Starts Feb. 4 at the Golden Bough Theater in Carmel. Rainbow Speakers and Friends will be there Feb. 18. The story concerns Bechdel’s discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. Featured will be River Navaille, Seaside High Theater teacher and cohost with Kayla Jones at the recent airing of Collectivize Monterey County. Sincere thanks to Fr. Jon Perez for providing a space for our gatherings at the Epiphany Lutheran and Episcopal Church, 425 Carmel Avenue, Marina (corner of Carmel and California Avenues).
Times What does God say about anger? Page 16 • CEDAR STREET
• February 9, 2018
Reasoning With God Ps 103:8, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.” Our Lord feels anger, but He does not let this feeling change His love for us, nor does He let it affect His behavior, Eph 4:26-27, “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.” The devil uses our anger to lead us away from God, Eccl 7:9, “Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.” Anger has a place, but it should never rest in our bosom and it should never lead us away from God. So, what exactly is anger and how does the devil use it? Merriam-Webster defines anger as: “a strong feeling of displeasure.” So, anger is a feeling of displeasure toward something we have experienced. Anger is not a problem it is a warning light. When the warning light goes on we know something is bothering us and we should begin the process of dealing with the problem. Why do we feel anger? Is it because we didn’t get our way? Or, we couldn’t control every situation? Overcoming our need to control things requires humility, Jam 4:10, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” The proud do not want to know God and they do not want to listen to His advice, Prov 11:2, “When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.” When we sow anger we reap the results the devil has devised for us; yelling, rage, lost tempers, swearing, arguments, lashing out, slamming doors, becoming silent, crying, stomping, swearing, red faces, high blood pressure, aggressive behavior and the resulting fact that other people try to avoid us, Gal 6:7-8, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” The proud allow the devil to use their anger to bully and belittle others, but God calls us to the opposite response, He asks us to build up others, 1 Thes 5:11, 14, “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.” When we provoke others to feel anger, we are sinning against our own soul, Prov 20:2, “The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.” When we measure our words before we speak we protect our souls, Prov 21:23, “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.” God’s response is merciful and gracious, Prov 15:18, “A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.” Trying to control our anger is a mistake; it only leads to suppressing our feelings rather than dealing with the root problem. Eventually, these suppressed feelings will explode into an uncontrolled response. We witness this every day in our society in the form of road rage, shootings, bullying and other similar responses. God calls us to a different response, 2 Tim 2:24, “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,” When we are patient, we feel the anger and calmly look for a solution to the problem which brought us the feeling. If our anger lasts more than a few minutes it drains our energy, limits our potential, affects our ability to focus on important matters and it ruins relationships. Anger demands a conclusion and the best conclusion is forgiveness, Prov 19:11, “The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.” Forgiveness recognizes that we are imperfect, we make mistakes and we want God to forgive us, so we must forgive others, Col 3:13, “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.” God has told us how many times we are to forgive others, Matt 18:21-22, “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.” Forgiving others is important, however, we must also recognize the fact we might have had a part the event that led to our anger, so we need to apologize when appropriate, Jam 5:16, “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” Understanding our part in an anger-producing event is a very important step, Lk 6:37, “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:” When we understand that the feeling of displeasure is anger, we can begin to use God’s Word to light the way for better responses, Heb 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” God’s way is the fruit of the Spirit, Gal 5:22, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,” When we follow God’s way, all things work together for good, eventually, Rom 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Anger has a small part to play in our learning how to use the fruit of the Spirit to resolve our perceived problems and that part is recognizing we need do something to resolve the root problem. 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A Shop for all Seasons Jane Roland Animal Tales Other Random Thoughts The Monterey Conference Center reopened this week and I understand it is magnificent. I remember when it was initially built. There was a great deal of controversy about it, many different opinions, especially from members of The History and Art Association. We received calls from Mary Francis Singleton and Virginia Stanton insisting we attend a meeting protesting the height of the proscenium which was felt to blemish the skyline of Monterey. The room at the First National Bank was packed. Sidney Lee gave an impassioned speech, Tom Hudson arrived, notebook in hand. The arts community of the Peninsula was on hand. We sat with Peggy and Talcott Bates and Ken and Jean Ehrman, listening to the debate which frequently morphed into shouting. Sydney represented the group that wanted the theater at the conference center to be able to accommodate the Monterey County Symphony in size and acoustical ability and traveling musical theater or similar presentations. History and Art wanted a small venue for specialized smaller entertainment. As I sat there listening I recalled the early ’50s in downtown Monterey. Pretty much where the Center was being built. The memories are somewhat foggy. The State Theatre was there, Herman’s across the street when late nighters would go for an early breakfast. The rest of the street was bars. Most were ones that my group avoided, the smells emanating from the open door were certainly off putting. There was no underpass. Pacific Street and Alvarado met at some point. There was a jazz club, quite large down at the end of the street which attracted everyone and offered outstanding entertainment, but it also was a somewhat seedy establishment which was segregated, whites on one side of the room blacks on the other. The premier hotel in town was The San Carlos. In a future column I will find some pictures of the early days. We didn’t spend much time on lower Alvarado, our watering holes by choice were Whitney’s and the Mission Ranch. Another AT&T Golf Tournament. Time flies by. To many of us it is still The Crosby. We remember the stars of yesteryear: Phil Harris, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon et. al. Today Bill Murray is the clown of the event. We would park in our friends’ or relative’s driveways and wander on to the course. It was a good time for all. There was a couple who came from Southern California, Bill and Dottie Vosburg, who owned the old family hotel in San Jacinto. They had been Mother’s guests every Crosby for 20 years, when she died they came to us. Some friends from Piedmont, Dolph and Peggy Graupner, always had a big bash at the Lodge in what is now The Cypress Room. Tommy and Phil Cordry, had a gathering in the Valley. It was a really good time. Then Bing died, the tournament became corporate and out of our league. It does remarkable good for non-profit organizations on the Peninsula and we watch on television. You have all heard the saga of the benefit shop more than once. Life as we knew it in the resale world came to a crashing halt in May. Pacific Repertory Theatre’s Stephen Moorer saw this as a good opportunity to enlist some good talent and open a shop for his organization. At the same time, Rod Dewar decided that he would donate the contents of his house to whomever I designated. Starting in July the volunteers and I started working at the house. It is a two-story mansion in Pebble Beach, Sue, his late wife, God bless her, was a compulsive shopper. If she saw something she liked she bought 20 and if those items came in boxes, the containers were kept. Every inch of the 3,200 square foot house was packed. We sorted boxed, priced and looked for a place for a store. What one would think would be a relatively easy task became insurmountable. Pacific Grove would not allow more second-hand establishments in the heart of town. When we found sites in Monterey that would meet our criteria either in layout or price we discovered that the owners did not want resale shops in their property. We had an estate sale which was a great success, working four months, many days a week either at Rod’s or doing off site processing. Two weeks ago, we had another sale. Stephen, not to be deterred, somehow managed to work into his crammed schedule continued searching and found a place. The lease was finalized and this week we will start setting up. There will be a pre-opening sale on February 24 and 25 and a grand opening, ribbon cutting on March 14. It is all very exciting for all of us who have been waiting. I have seen more animals since I have been involved with PRT and they all come to work. We will welcome pooches in our new establishment and offer treats and tennis balls. There will also be a children’s section where youngsters can color while parents’ shop. Let me know if you might have some free hours to help us. Right now, we are packing up, setting up and getting ready while covering both places. It is 1219 Forest – Suite D. across from Bechler's, down the sidewalk from Alberto's and Mike’s Appliances. In any event, drop in. We can’t wait to see you. If you have a few hours to share weekly we will be open seven days a week, two shifts a day and everyone enjoys the “job” which is why some have volunteered for over twelve years. Jane Roland – email@example.com 649-0657
Sharks Lost at Library
On February 22, 2018 Pacific Grove Library will host Dr. Dave Ebert to discuss his book and passion; “Searching for Lost Sharks”. He is the Program Director of the Pacific Shark Research Center in Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. Pocket Guides will be available for purchase and the author will be available to sign his books and answer questions. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.. Doors open at 7:20 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 Pacific Grove Library is located at 550 Central Avenue.
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Unitarian Universalist Church Revs. Elaine and Axel Gehrmann make up a spousal team who co-pastors the Unitarian Universalist Church (UUC) of Monterey County on alternate Sundays. Axel was born in Germany and raised in the Unitarian tradition. Elaine was born in Pennsylvania and raised likewise. They met while attending the Star King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California. Before moving to Pacific Grove in 2015, they also co-pastored a UUC church in Illinois where Elaine obtained a law degree and practiced as a public defender since 1996. She returned to the pulpit, saying “I felt a stronger calling to minister to spiritual needs over legal needs.” The church building is laid out in a wooded grove as a series of single‑ level interconnected hexagons and includes a Fellowship Hall being used as sanctuary, two classrooms, a library/conference room, a bookstore, a kitchen, a nursery, a courtyard, and a lobby. The church has a congregation numbering about 140, most living within 15 miles. Two morning services are needed due to space limitations. A five‑ year expansion project is underway to add a new sanctuary to accommodate the whole congregation in one service. The nursery opens at 9:30 Sunday morning, and at 11:30 there is a Religious Exploration program for about 30 children split into age‑ appropriate groups. History Both Unitarianism and Universalism were separate denominations with Christian origins tracing back to the Reformation. Unitarianism emerged in the 16th century rejecting the doctrine of the Trinity (The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) and asserting God as a unitary entity. The concept of original sin was also rejected. Universalism rejected the fundamentalist hellfire‑ and‑ damnation of the Puritan faith and asserted that a loving God would ultimately redeem all human beings. As pastors Gehrmann put it “Unitarians say that they are too good to be damned and Universalist say that God is too good to damn them.” In 1961 the two faiths merged into the Unitarian Universalist Church. It is a church without a dogma or a creed, but one fully engaged in social issues of equality and justice. The 1994 Unitarian Universalist Hymn book, Singing the Living Tradition, contains hymns, songs, readings, and melodies from many faiths with lyrics specific to the UUC. The Gehrmanns explained that the Church is active in social issues including the Civil Rights Movement, LGBT rights,
Sanctuary of the Soul
social justice, feminist, and immigrant rights. In May the congregation will vote on whether to become a sanctuary church to support undocumented immigrants with money, volunteer aid, and education. The UUC has ordained gay, bisexual and lesbian ministers and performs same‑ sex marriages. Demographics PEW research reports a surprising gender imbalance of 62 percent female to 38 percent male among Unitarians in the United States. The racial imbalance favors White at 88 percent, one percent Black, less than one percent Asian, four percent
Latino and seven percent Other/Mixed. Four percent are first-generation immigrants and ten percent second-generation. Educationally, 90 percent have attended college—36 percent with post-graduate degrees and 31 percent with undergraduate degrees. Fifty-one percent are married and 21 percent never married. Seventy‑ three percent of Unitarians report seldom or never praying; but two-thirds report meditating. For guidance on right and wrong: four percent ascribe Religion, 29 percent Reason, 39 percent Common sense, and 22 percent Science. Democrats comprise 84 percent and Republicans 14 percent of Unitarians.
Theology Unitarian Universalists are agnostic, theist, atheist, and everything in between. Pastor Axel describes the church as being on the left wing of Christianity. “We draw from many sources: Jew, Buddhist, Pagan, Atheist, Christian, et cetera.” he said. “We affirm the humanity of Jesus rather than the divinity of Jesus.” Their website states “We join together not because we have a shared concept of the divine. Rather we gather knowing that life is richer in community than when we go it alone.” The UUC adopted seven principles of belief: 1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person; 2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; 3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; 4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; 5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; 6. The goal of world community with peace liberty, and justice for all; 7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. These principles are lived out through wisdom gained from six sources: direct experience, words and deeds of prophets, the world’s religions, Jewish and Christian teachings, humanist teachings, Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions. “None of us have all the answers. Doubt and diversity is an asset to arriving at the truth.” Pastor Gehrmann said “We affirm the authority of the individual’s conscience.” Outreach The UCC is a founding member of I-Help program for homeless men and hosts them on the second and fifth Sunday of the month and women on the fourth Sunday. On the first Sunday of every month, one half of the offering is given to one non-profit on the Monterey Peninsula. This month the NAACP of Monterey County was the recipient, represented by their president Regina Mason. UCC also supports the Gathering for Women, the CHOMP Mobile Clinic, the League of Women Voters, and Public Water meetings. Various rooms can be rented for weddings, memorials or other services. Services: Sunday Worship at 9:15 am and 11:15 am followed by social time. First Tuesday – Book Discussion. Third Thursday – Anti-racism Discussion. For more information: call Elaine or Axel Gehrmann 831-624-7404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or website www.uucmp.org or navigate to Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel CA 93932.
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The New Bedou—Part IX
The day Lapis Road was almost clean as a whistle new bedou search here for oases without palms where their body rests Changing hats is a metaphor for “switching focus.” If you’re like me, this means “farewell until we meet again.” And so I tip my bowler in farewell to this New Bedou series. Peeper Parrott’s investigative reporter’s ball cap is being replaced by a colorful headscarf symbolizing my inner Gypsy crone. Farewell to a year of columns about feces on footpaths and loads on Lapis Road. Hoorah! This fedora-flinging celebrates my 83rd birthday, and Valentine’s Day two days later. Imagine having freedom from rumination about people who live in vehicles because they can’t afford rent in Monterey County, or fretting about litterers who like the freedom roadside living affords. It’s time to respect vehicle-dwellers’ rights to privacy and dignity. This peeper is moving on. Why now? Because, last weekend, I checked out Lapis Road and it was, as my mother would have said, “Almost clean as a whistle.” On the inland side the ground looked like wavy rows of Etch-a-Sketch freshly tilled soil. On the ocean side near the Cemex entryway, the ground looked like gold dust. What happened? Thanks to Google, I found that Monterey Regional Waste Management District and GreenWaste Recovery had hauled away two dumpsters filled with trash, and local volunteers had cleaned up 276 pounds of debris from along the bike path. And that led to consideration of earth angels, like the one on this old Victorian valentine poet P. J. Roberts salvaged from a dumpster. As Peeper Parrott I perceived many people earning Earth Angel wings. They include: Earth Angel Valentine Wings Marge Ann Jameson, editor/publisher of the Cedar Street Times, who published news about homelessness on the Monterey Peninsula year after year, often when no other media did so. Jane Parker, District 4 Supervisor who spearheaded efforts to raise interest in, and sustained the campaign for, the county’s new Safe Parking Program in which vehicle dwellers can now legally park in the County Coastal Offices lot at 2616 First Ave., Marina. Wendy Root Askew, Jane Parker’s assistant, who always gets the word out, or is attending an important meeting. Her communication is always up-todate. Elliott Robinson and Glorietta Rowland, County of Monterey’s earth angels whose wings lifted the Safe Parking Program off the ground and made it fly. Wes White, freelance videographer, president of the Salinas/Monterey County Homeless Union and organizer/ advocate for the Lapis Road Homeowners’ Association. See his work at https://www.facebook.com/ SalinasMonterey-County-Homeless-Union-1871028776552027/ Tia Fechter and Michael Fechter, whose Orphan Productions administers the first Safe Parking Program for the
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Homeless in Paradise county throughout 2018. At present, the only location in their contract is for the county coastal offices lot, where parking is allowed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., but efforts are under consideration about possible site(s) where qualified Safe Parking Program participants can stay on a 24-hour basis. Randi Bittner, the Safe Parking Program’s social worker who is, I am told by a reliable source, doing a fantastic job. However, if the program is to soar, the quota of 15 vehicles needs to be met. If you or someone you know lives in a vehicle and has interest in safe parking and/or help finding affordable housing and employment, contact Randi to set up an interview by calling 831-204-0230.
Gypsy FortuneTeller Courtesy of Clip Art
Affordable housing coming to Seaside? Meanwhile, at the Housing 101 forum at Oldemeyer Center last Monday. Seaside’s housing efforts and Monterey Bay Economic Partnership’s three-project initiative to increase the housing supply was revealed. It supposedly addresses all income levels across our region on old Fort Ord: • Campus Town: will be mixed housing and retail; 1,400 units including student housing. • Main Gate: located at Lightfighter Drive and Second Ave., mixed housing and multi-use. • Work Force Housing: Old nurses quarters will be replaced with work force housing. • Rental range for all: roughly between $1000 and $2500 per month. Time range: the future. After the presentation, my inner gypsy gasped: “Oh oh!” “What?” “This won’t work.” “Why not?” “The need for affordable housing is now. NOW. Between 1000 and 5000 units ranging from $300-$500 per month maximum are desperately needed from Salinas to Seaside. . .” “I know. The average social security monthly income is $898. That’s why Lapis Roads exist.” Gypsy said, “That’s why there are places like Lapis Road. Remember!” I recalled my supposedly final visit to Lapis Road. In the far distance was one car, and beside it were an abandoned mattress and a sack of trash. Gypsy whispered,“You foresaw the future. What’ll you do about it?” “I’ll save Peeper Parrott’s hat…for when New Bedou come.” Happy Valentine’s Day.
heed wisdom’s just voice trusting that it will be right when all else seems wrong
Copyright 2018 by Wanda Sue Parrott Contact amykitchenerfdn@hotmail. com, or call 831-899-5887
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Link Between Alzheimer’s and aerobic exercise Medicine Dementia is a medical term describing damage or death of brain cells that impairs cognitive function—the ability to think, learn, remember, and socialize appropriately. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for up to 80 percent of all dementias. Ancient Greeks were the first to document features of the disease; but In 1906, Alois Alzheimer described the case of a female patient who died age 55 of a progressive dementia which started four years earlier, and he also described pathological features in her brain, which included plaques and tangles—now emblematic of the disease which bears his name. The cause of Alzheimer’s is unknown. Scientists believe it is the result of a mix of factors. However, a March 2017 study at the University of California San Francisco concludes that aberrant immune system regulation is likely involved in Alzheimer’s. A protein called APOE is also implicated in Alzheimer’s; one variant being a risk factor and another being a protective factor. At the American Association of Immunologist Midwinter Conference at Asilomar last month, UCLA researcher Quan Zhou presented an intriguing paper linking the immune system with the regulation of cholesterol in cells. The brain’s astrocyte cells produce APOE which transports essential cholesterol into the brain’s neuron cells where it is metabolized. One by one the dots are being connected which will someday lead to a better understanding and maybe a cure; but meanwhile, we do know some things that can help those at risk for Alzheimer’s. Aerobic, but not other forms of exercise, can improve cognitive function for individuals with or at risk of Alzheimer’s according to a January, 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study was conducted by
doctors at the University of Connecticut, Hartford Hospital, and the University of Alabama and included 1,145 subjects with an average age of 77. Exercise interventions were performed on average three and a half days per week for 45 minutes per session over 18 weeks. A control group of no exercise experienced cognitive decline. The aerobic exercise group experienced improved cognitive function, but other forms of exercise showed no improvement. The takeaway: workout, sweat, pant if you’re at risk of Alzheimer’s—but always check with your doctor before you begin any exercise regimen. The Alzheimer’s Association recommends regular physical exercise and a healthy diet emphasizing little red meat but plenty of fish, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil, and other healthy fats. The association is also looking for participants in clinical trials. If interested, check the Clinical Trials tab on their website (https//www.alz.org). Click “Alzheimer’s & Dementia”, drop down to click “Clinical Studies”, then click the green “Get Started” button. Space Elon Musk is going to Mars, but his car might beat him to it. His midnight-cherry Tesla Roadster took an outof-this-world journey February 6 atop a
SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The roadster will travel over 400 million kilometers off Earth and past Mars on a demonstration flight to prove the capability of SpaceX to perform heavy-launch operations eventually putting up to 64 metric tons into low Earth orbit—twice the lifting capability of any operational rocket in the world. The SpaceX Falcon rocket performed well—maybe too well as it pushed the Tesla on an orbit farther than intended into the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Two of its three reusable booster rockets returned to Earth for a safe landing but the third missed its landing pad and crashed into the ocean—a minor hiccup according to Musk.
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