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Kiosk Fri. Mar. 1
Al-Anon Meeting YMCA Sun Room 7 PM, Free 375-9646 •
Fri. Mar. 1
“Taelen Thomas & Robinson Jeffers” Carmel Art Association 6 PM, $10 624 4955 •
Fri.-Sun. Mar. 1-31
“Of Mice and Men” Magic Circle Theatre, CV 7:30 PM, 2 PM Sun. $25, 659-7500 •
Famous People - Page 11
Pool design - Page 14
Freezing for Warming - Page 19
Sat. March 2
First Saturday Book Sale Pacific Grove Public Library Noon-5 PM Benefits Library Book Fund •
Sun. March 3
Asilomar Centennial Walk with docent 9-10 AM Meet at Asilomar guest registration building. 646-6440 •
March 1-7, 2013
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Vol. V, Issue 24
Harbinger of spring
Sun. Mar. 3
Music by Martin Shears Ed’s Courtside Bistro, CV 6-8 PM, $10 235-7662
John Harris is in production with his new film, Steinbeck Country 2 in 3D, following the success of his popular documentary with a new version — this one with people and dialogue, and shot in 3-D. Filming locally on one of our recent beautiful days, he discovered Bonnie Alfriend in Carol Gray's Tuesday afternoon plein-air group, capturing the local scenery the oldfashioned way — with paint. When the plein-air painters come out, can spring be far behind?
Mon.-Fri., Mar 4-15
Pint-for-a-Pint Blood Drive Community Hospital Free, 625-4814
• Mon. March 4
Book signing and exhibit Back Porch Fabrics & Quilt Gallery 4-6:00 PM 157 Grand Ave. , Pacific Grove 831-375-4453 •
Mon. Mar. 4
World Affairs Discussion “Humanitarian Intervention” MPC, Soc. Sci. Bldg., Rm. 102 4-5:30 PM, Free www.wacmb.org . •
Mon., Mar. 4
Book Publishing Class Laurie Gibson Old Capitol Books, Monterey 7-8 PM, $10 (858) 635-1233 •
Tue., Mar. 5
Jim Weiss, Storyteller Monterey Library 7 PM, Free 646-3934 •
Wed., Mar. 6
Professional Women’s Network Mtg. Wendy Collier Embassy Suites 5:45 PM, $20 236-5545 •
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City’s General Fund revenues are up, expenditures down City budget update shows hopeful figures but expenditures still outpace revenue
By Marge Ann Jameson Administrative Services Manager Tony McFarlane reported to the City Council at its Feb. 20 meeting that, compared to the same period last year, Pacific Grove’s revenues are up while expenditures are down. But expenditures are still higher than revenue. Figures apply to the first six months of each year. The largest dollar amount increase came from user utility taxes, mostly because, according to McFarlane, water rates have increased (but not the tax rate itself). That increase was $63,286 over last year’s income of $574,578 for income of $637,864. Second highest in dollar amount, at $60,122 was Transient Occupancy Tax for commercial establishments. Property taxes, up $57,344 over the same period last year, were buoyed by increased real estate sales. Sales and use taxes showed an increase of $56,710 over 2012 while Business License taxes increased by $36,734. It remains to be seen how construction at Lighthouse and Forest Avenues will affect sales and use taxes, as businesses in the immediate vicinity report marked drops. A one-time windfall in the form of
Budget amendment additions will come from existing contingency funds
an unidentified refund from the State of California dropped an additional $34,469 into the “miscellaneous” category over the same period last year. Other categories, such as short-term TOT (vacation home rentals), services, rents and concessions, licenses and permits, intergovernmental deposits, fines and penalties were all up as well. The only areas showing decreases in revenue were franchise tax (down $1,679) and transfer tax (down sizably from $42,793 in 2012 to $30,118 in the first six months of the 2013 fiscal year. Revenue totaled $7,270,192 for the first six months of fiscal year 2013 as compared to $6,863,061 for the same period in 2012. In the expenditure column, most areas were down. Exceptions include the City Council which has requested $10,094 more than last year; the Library, which has increased by $17,848 over last year, the Museum at $8,629 more than last year, and the most expensive category – Public Works at $203,071 more, mostly for water, but also for street repairs ging on all over the city. Overall, expenditures are $292,660 less for the first six months of fiscal year 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012. It should be noted that the construction
In his budget review report. Tony McFarlane, Administrative Services Manager, requested that the City Council allow use of certain contingency funds already budgeted, to allow at least two items to go forward. The Fiscal Year 2012-13 Operating and Capital Projects Budget which is in place includes an expenditure contingency in the amount of $155,000 which was put in place to allow the city manager and staff to “advance City Council goals” and streamline budget adjustments. Two items isolated for the contingency budget together totaled $57,364. Two other items include grants as income and will cancel out the expenditure in the long run. The first contingency item represents Pacific Grove’s 18.8 percent contribution toward the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority, the “Mayors’ JPA.” The mayors determined that they need additional services and project studies and have requested additional funds from each member city. Pacific Grove’s $46,106 contribution has risen now to $78,470. Additional expenses cited by the MPRWA include: • Hiring an executive director • Increase in legal services • Financial advisory services • Errors and omissions insurance • Project evaluation study revisions This figure may change if and when the
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work at Lighthouse and Forest is beingc paidcfor out of a bequest left to the City by Jeanette McIndoo for the purpose of beautification. But McFarlane warns that, even if the current upswing is maintained, “this only provides tenative resources to reduce some of the city’s unfunded liabilities such as CalPERS and Workers Compensation.” The City Council accepted the report and approved the amendments.
Sat., Mar. 9
Spiritual 12-Step Workshop Monterey Hyatt 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Free with RSVP 372-2334
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Thur., Mar. 7
Hip & Knee Surgery Seminar Monterey Hyatt 4-6 PM, Free 620-1699 •
Fri. March 8
“History of Chautauqua” by Don Kohrs An educational revolution fostered by PG’s dedication to nature 10:00 AM Canterbury Woods 651 Sinex Ave. PG 657-4193 www.canterburywoods-esc.org
• Sat., Mar. 9
Free Movie Night + refreshments “Robot & Frank” Marina Library 7 PM, Free 883-7507
Sun.-Sun., Mar. 10-17
County of Monterey joins the JPA. The second contingency item will allow the city manager’s office to hire an office assistant to remove some of the workload around the four prioroties adopted by the city Council at its workshop. The city manager’s office is managing three of those priorities -- CalPERS, Pacific Grove Water Project, and economic vitality. An office assistant, at $25,000 for the rest of the fiscal year, is needed to help manage the work load. The two items expected to be balanced by incoming grants are the Urban Greening for Sustainable Communities Grant program and the State Water Board facilities planning grant. The Urban Greening grant will include watershed modeling; “Bioswales to the Bay” planning and design of priority areas for implementing stormwater treatment measures; the public tree inventory; developing a list of landscaping guidelines and appropriate plants for Pacific Grove; and updating the existing “Landscape Trees for Pacific Grove” guide. The Urban Greening Grant represents an increase of $240,000 in revenues and expenditures. The State Water Board Facilities Planning grant totals $65,000 in both revenues and expenditures. It is targeted for recycled water market assessment, preliminary environmental impact analysis including permits and fees; facility layout, land ownership, right of way and land purchase estimates; constructability review; study of interconnectivity possibilities; review of construction feasibility; and analysis of aternative water supplies to the treatment facility.
Cedar Street Times’s editor to speak at Rotary
International Film Festival Congregation Beth Israel 5716 Carmel Valley Rd. $10-$12/ $40-$50 624-2015 •
The Pacific Grove Rotary Club will have as speaker on March 5, Marge Ann Jameson, Editor, Cedar Street Times, a Pacific Grove weekly newspaper. The meeting is at The Inn at Spanish Bay, in Pebble Beach, at 12:00 noon. Lunch is $20 and reservations may be made by calling Jane Roland at 6490657.
Mon., Mar. 11
“Hypnosis: the Ancient Cure” Monterey Library 6-7:30 PM, Free 646-5632
Recruitment sees 550 applicants for six firefighter positions
Mon. Mar. 11
World Affairs Discussion “Iran” MPC, Soc. Sci. Bldg., Rm. 102 4-5:30 PM, Free www.wacmb.org •
Tues., Mar. 12-Apr. 16 Or Thurs., Mar. 14-Apr. 18 Watercolor Class Peridot Fine Art, CV $125, 920-8130
Earlier this month, over 550 applicants completed a testing process as part of the recruitment to hire six additional firefighters that will be funded by the SAFER grant awarded in January. The grant provides 100 percent funding for these positions. The first round of interviews will be completed today, and background investigations will follow for the top qualified candidates. Successful candidates are expected to be hired within the next month or two.
Pacific Grove Weekend Forecast
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Another ‘skimmer’ found at the same gas station
On Feb. 21, 2013, a citizen reported to the Pacific Grove Police Department the theft and subsequent unlawful use of their credit card information. The investigation led back to the 76 gas station located on the 1100 block of Forest Avenue. Police immediately responded to the gas station and, with the cooperation of the gas station management, inspected all gas pumps for a “skimmer.” A “skimmer” is a device that is surreptitiously attached to a point-of-sale machine and collects encoded information from credit or debit cards. There are several versions of how the devices can be affixed to the machine, either internally or externally. PGPD recovered two “skimmers” affixed internally to gas pumps at the same location on Dec. 7, 2012. Gas station management is working to improve the security on the gas pumps. Between Feb. 21 and Feb. 25, 2013, PGPD took three additional reports of theft and subsequent unlawful use of credit card information. All cases led back to the same gas station. The Pacific Grove Police Department encourages public awareness regarding theft of credit card information and other personal identity information, including reviewing your credit card and bank statements on a regular basis for suspicious activity. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Pacific Grove Police Department at 831-648-3143.
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10% WIND WSW at 8 mph
Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported by Jack Beigle at Canterbury Woods
Week ending 02-28-13.................................... .01 Total for the season..................................... 10.30 To date last year (03-02-12).......................... 5.50 Cumulative average to this date.................. 13.41 Wettest year............................................................. 47.15 during rain year 07-01-97 through 06-30-98 Driest year.................................................................. 9.87 during rain year 07-01-75 through 06-30-76
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DA targets insurance scofflaws
Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo announced that on February 19 and 20, 2013, District Attorney investigators conducted a compliance check on employers who were suspected of not having workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. The operation was organized and led by the District Attorney investigators from the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit. Assisting in the operation were investigators from the California Department of Insurance [CDI], the Employment Development Department [EDD] and the Bureau of Security & Investigative Services [BSIS]. The operation targeted private patrol operators and auto body repair shops. Prior to the operation, a database search was conducted to identify those that did not have workers’ compensation insurance. During the operation 13 locations were checked for compliance. Seven employers were cited for allegedly being in violation of the Labor Code for not securing workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Employers and the public need to be aware that California State law requires that all employers secure workers’ compensation insurance for their employees so that there is an assurance of adequate medical coverage and other benefits for employees for any work-related injuries that may occur. Failure to secure workers’ compensation insurance has a penalty of up to one year in jail and up to double the amount of the premium owed as a fine payable to the California State Treasury for the Uninsured Employers Fund. The Workers’ Compensation Unit of the District Attorney’s Office investigates and prosecutes cases involving applicant fraud, employer fraud, premium fraud, provider fraud and employers who do not carry workers’ compensation insurance.
PG PRIDE’s 23rd ANNUAL
Great Taste Of PG PG PRIDE’s 20th Annual PG PRIDE’s 20th Annual was a great success! was a great success!
Come join us for an evening of Great Food, Great Wine and a Great Silent Auction at The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach
on March 3 from 4 - 7pm With over 20 local restaurants and a dozen wineries participating this year including: Patisserie Bechler, Aliotti’s Victorian Corner, Fandango Restaurant, Joullian Vineyard, Smith & Hook, Pisoni Vinyards and many more! Tickets for the event are $50 per person (over 21 years of age only, please) For reservations please call (831) 642-4943
We are currently seeking sponsors for the event and accepting donations to our Silent Auction as well. Please call (831) 642-4943 or email: email@example.com for information. All proceeds benefit schools in the Pacific Grove Unified School District.
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Marge Ann Jameson
Cop log 2/16-22/13
Lead them not into temptation
A woman left her purse in plain sight in her car, parked on Sunset. Someone broke the window and took it.
Lost stuff, found stuff
A jacket and smart phone headphones were lost on Ocean View. The jacket was a black windbreaker type and the headphones were in the pocket. A woman called the police station and said her mother had lost her purse while they were visiting Pacific Grove, but she was not sure where. An Airsoft gun was found at Otter Point and turned in. A dad reported his son had found a skateboard in the woods at George Washington Park. The son wants to keep it if it is not claimed by the owner. A wallet was found on Central. The owner was contacted and picked it up. A man reported losing his Swiss Army brand backpack, gray and black. Later, the backpack was turned in and returned to the man. A cell phone was lost at a restaurant on David. The owner provided the serial number. A debit card was found at the Farmers Market. Owner contacted, card returned. A person put their wallet on the roof of the car at a gas station and accidentally drove off.
Needed a background check
A woman “met” a man on a dating website. He convinced her to buy him a computer and send it out of the country, but he never paid her back. The police advise it’s a civil matter because she was willing to buy the computer.
Not taking care of businesses
A woman tried to take some towels at a business on 5th St but was stopped by staff. Owner advises she’s a pain and wanted her told not to come back, but the police couldn’t find her. Another woman (?) at another business (!) tried to take food and coffee but was stopped. They told her not to come back. Police couldn’t find her to make sure she understood.
A tenant, who is moving out, said the landlord altered the lock so that the room can’t be locked. The tenant is in the process of moving and is concerned that someone will take stuff while trips are made to the new residence. Officers advised the reporting party have a friend sit with the stuff while the tenant is making trips.
False alarm Lighthouse Ave.
The door was open when officers arrived, but nothing seemed amiss. Another, and silent, alarm went off on Ocean View. Determined to be a mechanical problem.
Come on in!
Neighbors on Buena Vista advised that the front door of a neighbor’s vacant home was open. The residence seemed secure. Owners were contacted and will return to check on the residence. On Funston.
Vehicles (plural) vandalism.
On Sunset A vehicle was vandalized while the owner was away.
Turned over for destruction
Some ammunition was turned in for destruction. It was decided to use it for training. A marijuana roach was turned over to PGPD at the City Council meeting for destruction. It was decided not to use it for training, but to destroy it.
Theft from unlocked vehicle
On 10th St., someone entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a pair of sunglasses from the console.
Two juveniles were caught by a citizen trying to start a picnic bench on fire. She stopped them. Both juveniles were arrested, cited, and released to their parents.
Three arrested for daytime prowling
On Feb. 20, 2013 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Pacific Grove Police Department officers responded to the 600 block of Ocean View Ave. regarding a possible attempted burglary of a residence. The occupant of the house heard someone attempting to open his front door and confronted approximately four to five possible juveniles. The subjects ran from the area and three were seen near Lovers Point by a responding police officer. Upon seeing the police, one subject ran and attempted to hide among the rocks on Lovers Point. He was detained without further incident. The subjects were positively identified by the victim and subsequently arrested. The subjects were identified as two juvenile boys, aged 14, and 18-year-old Pacific Grove resident Christina Pearsall. All were transported and cited for prowling and released from the police department. Pacific Grove police remind and encourage residents to take precautions such as locking doors and closing windows, as these minimal precautions could deter wouldbe burglars. The Pacific Grove Police Department can be reached at 831-648-3143.
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Hamilton House and Elm House to benefit from Sweet Elena's anniversary events
Sweet Elena's Bakery will celebrate 21 years of business and honor women on Saturday, March 16 from noon-5 p.m. The public is invited to: Taste the bakery's flavors throughout the years; view an art show featuring three local woman artists, including Marie Gilmore, Mary Liz Houseman and Terese Garcia; shop for crafts by local women artisans; meet the Queen of Quince; view jewelry by Gisela Thieme Shields and Dana Chenelle, products from clothing store Cat Meow and others; listen to live music. A silent auction will be held to support Hamilton House and Elm House with a silent auction. The event cost is $25 per person, of which 21 percent will benefit the Hamilton House and Elm House emergency shelter for displaced women. Admission includes wine tasting by Ventana Vineyards and small bites. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The bakery is located at 465 Olympia in Sand City. On Thurs., March 21, all in-store customers will receive 21 percent off all food and beverages throughout the day, and the twenty-first customer will receive a choice of breakfast or lunch free. Throughout the entire month of March Sweet Elena's will be selling postcards with art by local children. All of the purchase price will benefit Hamilton House and Elm House. In the first 21 days of March the Sweet Elena's Facebook page will offer a daily trivia question. There will be 21 winners, one per day, who will receive prizes ranging from free beverages to croissants and lunch. Call 393-2063 for more information.
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Park District offers spring activities As the month of March begins, the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District offers a diverse collection of nature activities. Information on a few of them follows. To learn about all activities of the MPRPD go to mprpd.org or see its “Let’s Go Outdoors!” fall/winter guide.
Jump on board this virtual space trip on Friday, March 1. Enjoy an informative presentation as you observe the spectacular early spring night sky. Celestial objects are identified using the unaided eye, binoculars and telescopes. Discover Jupiter with its four Galilean moons, the Great Orion Nebula and a parade of winter constellations including Taurus, Gemini and Aurigal. The event will be canceled in case of rain, fog or cloud cover. The instructor for the event is Dr. Jim Eagle, docent of the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy. All ages are welcome, but each minor must be accompanied by an adult.. The event is scheduled for 6-8 p.m., at Garland Park Visitor Center, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road. The cost is $10 for district residents, $11 for non- residents, or $30/$33 for a group of four. Children six and younger are free. Pre-registration is required.
Park Restoration: Eolian Dunes Preserve
The coastal dunes are an area where native plant cover creates a living blanket that insulates the dunes from the constant force of winds that cause erosion. Like fabric, the dunes can be mended. Come on Saturday, March 2 to learn about this everchanging habitat and help to restore the dunes by planting native plants. This is a free Community Act Locally In Volunteer Endeavors event. C all 659-6065 or email email@example.com for more information. Instructors:for the event are members of Return of the Natives-CSUMB. All ages are welcome, but each minor must be accompanied by an adult. Time for the event is 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Eolian Dunes, Sand City (California Avenue at Del Monte Avenue, just off the southbound on ramp to Highway 1).
Poles for Hiking and Outdoor Exercise
Learn to hike more strongly and stay fit longer using hiking poles. On Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., those 18 and older can learn to improve balance, endurance, performance and confidence on the trail, reduce knee stress, prevent hand and shoulder strain and strengthen upper body muscles that support and elongate the spine, and
practice with high-quality gear fitted for each body. A variety of hike poles are provided for use. Practice hikes are up to three miles. The instructor for the day is Jayah Faye Paley. Hikers will meet at Garland Park Museum at 700 W. Carmel Valley Road. The fee for the event is $45 for district residents and $50 for non-residents. Pre-registration required.
The Power of Plants: Spring Growth
Have you ever wondered about the benefits of plants that grow along the trail? Humans have made practical uses of them since pre-history. On Saturday, March 3 as new plants emerge in the spring, we will take a short walk discovering edible, medicinal and utilitarian properties of plants that may grow in our own backyards, and then look at plant strategies that allow them to survive and flourish. Elevation gain for the walk is 300-600 feet, and the distance covered is 2.5-3 miles. The instructor is Sharon Mitchell, MPRPD volunteer naturalist. The event is for those aged 10 to adult and will go from 1-3 p.m., beginning at Garland Park Visitor Center, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road. The cost is $5 for district residents and $6 for non-residents. Pre-registration required.
Tide-Pooling Tots: Sea Squirts
Children aged 3-6 can step into the rocky realm of crawly crabs, sticky snails and spiky sea stars on Thursday, March 7, from 1-3 p.m. They will uncover the shore’s secrets as low tide reveals the captivating world of tide pools. Through this guided discovery they will learn to gently observe and appreciate the inhabitants of our local seashore. Instructor for the event is Augustina Ursino. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Cost for the children is $13 for district residents and $15 for non-residents. Accompanying adults are admitted free. The event will be held on the Pacific Grove coast. See mprpd.org for details. Pre-registration is required. Pre-registration is required for all fee-based classes and is strongly recommended for all free programs. To register online, go to mprpd.org and register with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Walk-in pre-registration is accepted Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey. Checks, money orders and credit cards are accepted. No day-of-registration for fee-based programs will be accepted. For more information, please call Joseph at 372-3196, ext. 102, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forest Hill United Methodist Church 551 Gibson Ave., Services 9 AM Sundays Rev. Richard Bowman, 831-372-7956 Pacific Coast Church 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942 Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431 First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12 tsp.h Street, 831-373-4441 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-394-5712 St. Angela Merici Catholic Church
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Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363 First Church of God 1023 David Avenue, 831-372-5005 Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138 Church of Christ 176 Central Avenue, 831-375-3741 Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove PG Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave., 831-333-0636 Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th Street, 831-373-4705 Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Avenue, 831-375-7207 Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818 First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove
915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875 Worship: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. Congregation Beth Israel 5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel (831) 624-2015 Chabad of Monterey 2707 David Avenue, Pacific Grove (831) 643-2770
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On July 16, the Irs website prethan one year of tax returns, prepare a separate 1040X sented this interesting article with 10 tips on amending income tax for each year and mail them separately to the appropriate returns. service center (see “where If you discover an error after you to File” in the Form 1040 infile your tax return, you can corstructions). Meals on Wheels Auxiliary Committee will hold their annual Super Sale and are rect it by amending your tax return. The efforts Formto1040X has three Here are the 10 tips seeking donations. The from Superthe SaleIrs: raises money6. for their support homebound seniors with meal sponsorships gifts.columns. column A shows 1. Generally, you shouldand file Christmas an the to original figures from the Last year, the Auxiliary the Senior Center for these amended return if Committee your filingdonated $12,000 original tax return. column B efforts. We welcome donations of small items — knickknacks, jewelry, kitchen items, status, number of depenchanges you are small furniture, toys,income collectibles and current clothingshows as well. the Whether you are a buyer dents, total or deducchanging. column c shows tions, or tax were3,reor a donor, come join credits us on March at the 700 Jewell Avenue, Pacific Grove from 9 the corrected figures. There or omitted. a.m. - 2ported p.m. Ifincorrectly you would like to drop off donations, we will be accepting them Fri., is at anthe area onlocation. the back of the reasons for Sat., amending March Other 1 from 3-5 p.m. and March 2 from 9 - 12 same form to explain the specific are listed in the instructions. changes and the reasons for 2. sometimes you do not need the changes. to file an amended return. thework, changes involve other Book editor Laurie willcorpres- and7.sellIftheir writing exercises and Often times theGibson Irs will forms schedules, ent a class “Book Publishing 1-2-3: a handout with or writers resources.attach There rectcalled math errors or request to the From the Writer’sforms, Fingers to the Readwill be them a question and Form answer 1040X. session. missing such as Failure to do will cause a ers’ Hands” onw-2, Monday, March 4 at Old The cost is $10. No so pre-registration Forms when processing delay Attendees in the processing of thea Capitolan Books in Monterey. The one-hour original return. In these inis required. will receive amended return. stances, mayatnot need will to program, whichyou begins 7 p.m., discount on future editorial services, 8. If you are amending your Call reincludeamend. an overview of the book business, including manuscript evaluation. turn to receive an information additional including traditional, self- (858) 635-1233 for more 3. Use theelectronic Form and 1040X refund, wait until you have publishing. Also it will offer literary/edito- or email email@example.com. (Amended received original refund rial4.tipsUs to Individual help writersIncome refine their craft, Old Capitol Booksyour is located at 559 Tyler Tax rebefore filing Form 1040X. You practical ideas to help writers get published St., Monterey. turn) to amend a previously may cash your original refund filed Form 1040, 1040A, check while for any additional 1040eZ 1040Nr or 1040Nrrefund. eZ. Make sure you check 9. a Ifbook yousigning owe additional tax, with you Back & Quilt in conjunction thePorch boxFabrics for the yearGallery you will hold should Form 1040X Cow Parade Gallery exhibit quilts. Mary Lou Weidman andfile Melthe B. McFarland will are amending on ofthe Form and pay the tax as soon as be on hand to sign copies of Out of the Box with Easy Blocks. 1040X. An amended tax reto limit accrual of The book signingbe willelectronically be held on Mon., March 4possible from 4-6:00 p.m.the at Back Porch, turn cannot interest and penalties. 157 grand Ave. at Central Ave in Pacific Grove. The gallery is open Mon.-Sat. 10-5:00 filed. p.m. p.m. more 5. and If Sun., you noon-4:00 are amending For more information call 831-375-4453. See We SPeAk TAX Page 29
Change of date:President’s Speaker Series Super Sale for Seniors set for March 3 focuses on innovation in education
Stanford researcher visits CSUMB Mar. 27
The President’s Speaker Series at California State University, Monterey Bay continues Mar. 27 when Sebastian Thrun of Stanford University visits campus. With the theme of “Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education,” the series will focus on the challenges facing higher education in an era of increased demand, changing demographics and declining state support. The speaker series brings nationally recognized leaders in education theory, innovation and policy to campus to discuss these issues. Dr. Thrun is a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Stanford, where he also serves as the director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab. His research focuses on robotics and artificial intelligence. He is the co-founder of Udacity, which is using the rapid increase in the availability of high-bandwidth Internet service to experiment with the delivery of high quality university-level education at a low cost. His talk will start at 3:30 p.m. in the World Theater, followed by a question-andanswer session moderated by CSUMB Provost Kathy Cruz-Uribe. The World Theater is located on Sixth Avenue near A Street. Driving directions and a campus map are available at csumb.edu/map. The community is invited to this free event. No tickets are necessary, but reservations are requested. Please RSVP by Feb. 22 by calling Jeannie Lopez at 582-3530, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or going online at csumb.edu/rsvp. The series continues on April 25, when Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, visits campus.
Monterey County Green Party leads immigration reform discussion The Monterey County Green Party is hosting a discussion Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. on comprehensive immigration reform. The evening highlights Jorge Cruz presenting the recent history, current status quo, and actions to take toward providing justice and improving the economy through changes to the federal system of managing our population. Cruz is the
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Carmel Art Association March shows
From March 7 through April 2 the Carmel Art Association presents “The Cows Come Home”, an exhibition of oil paintings by Carmel artist Daria Shachmut. Daria was recently chosen as a new member in the CAA, and this show is her first solo show at the gallery. Fascinated by the Hereford cattle of El Sur Ranch and the Longhorn cattle of Bar 46 Ranch in the Central Valley, Daria has focused on portraits conveying each animal’s temperament through its body gestures and in the unique light conditions of the Coast and Central Valley. Capturing the cattle on canvas goes beyond the challenges of composition, technique and color for the artist. “I love these cattle; no two look alike and each one has a unique personality,” said Shachmut. The March Gallery Showcase will also feature Jan Wagstaff’s new works on canvas using imagery of ponds and bodies of water, plus new California landscapes in oil by Carmel Valley painter Richard Tette. An opening reception for both shows will be held on Sat., March 9
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Arts and Events
Up and Coming Jewish International Film Festival coming
The Third Annual Monterey Peninsula Jewish International Film Festival begins Sun., March 10, and runs through Sun., March 17 at Congregation Beth Israel. The theme of religious diversity will be explored through drama, comedy, and documentaries from the U.S., Israel, France and Germany. Advance single film tickets are $10-12, or $40-50 for a five-ticket package. The dinners and receptions are priced separately. To obtain more information for film descriptions, schedule information, or to register, please visit our website, www.carmelbethisrael.org. Call 624-2015 for more information.
Film screening for Women’s Day at Peace Resource Center
In honor of International Women's Day, March 8, the Peace Resource Center presents a screening of "Lucia Lucia," a Mexican film starring Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother--Almodovar) on March 4. It is an offbeat comedic thriller about a woman's search for her missing husband which ignites a dangerous and unexpectedly exciting adventure. It's a wild ride through the mysterious territory of identity. In Spanish with English subtitles, at the Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd (between Hamilton and Sonoma) in Seaside. Phone 831-899-7322 or 375-7754 for information. Mon, March 4, 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) Admission free (donations appreciated)
MPC Storybook Theater presents “Cinderella” Monterey Peninsula College Theatre Company’s 2013 season opens with “Cinderella,” a show to be enjoyed by the whole family. The play will be presented February 21 through March 10 at Carmel Middle School. Michele Vacca’s lively adaptation of this timeless and beloved French tale weaves together humor and romance, along with a generous touch of magic. Portraying the title character in the production is actress Ayanna Blount. Among the exceptional cast are MPC Theatre Arts alum Mary Ann Lucido (Mama Frieda) and Faith Collins-Beety (Fairy Godmother). They are joined on this production by former classmates Dan Beck (MPC Theatre Technical Director and set designer) and Gloria C. Mattos Hughes (costume designer). The cast includes many Storybook Theatre veterans.
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Wagyu at Lallapalooza
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Oh, have a taste!
Today I will be featuring the new menu items from Lallapalooza Restaurant located on Alvarado Street, Monterey. In addition to changes in the food, the owner, Pat Ottone, strives to bring new experiences to your dining pleasure. He likes to enhance the restaurant visually as well as keeping the menu enticing. He’s brought out happy hour specials, unique cocktails, décor enhancements, and features some great local wines. Pat started a restaurant in 1985 called Velvet Creamery in the Del Monte Shopping Center. He had no prior restaurant experience. Pat just dove in head first… I admire that about him and he’s been very successful. A few years later he turned it into Elli’s named after Ellis Island. He wanted to make his restaurant the “melting pot” of food. Pat has accomplished this very well. One look at his menu and you will see what I’m talking about; it is very extensive. He has three amazing restaurants now and I wish him continued success. His other two are called Lalla Grill in the Del Monte Center and Elli’s located on Main Street in Salinas. I like the menu selection in all three places. It offers a diverse menu variety sure to please everyone in your group. I chose Lallapalooza because they offer the American version of Kobe beef, Wagyu. It is a crossbreed with Angus cattle with the Japanese Tajima. The result is a much higher grade of meat, from the well marbled texture to the fatty content
to its unique flavours and tenderness. The Wagyu has a lower melting point of its fat than regular beef. It is 100 percent natural and free of any hormones and antibodies. These cattle are raised in eastern Idaho on family ranches with a longstanding tradition of animal welfare and environmental sustainability. And now, thanks to Pat and Chef Luis Osorio, you can enjoy this delicacy at Lallapalooza. They offer it in a burger form as well as several different steak cuts. The chef will cook them to perfection on their oak-chip grills. I like the diverse menu options to building your own burger. My favorite is the apple wood smoked bacon and duck fat fries. I’m sure they have something that will please your palette.
I had the pleasure of enjoying an 8 oz. Baseball Cut Sirloin and Chef Luis grilled it to excellence. It had just the right amount char on the outside with the meatiness yet tender and flavors were in full effect on the inside. There was no need for steak sauce. It had so much savoriness and natural juices that one should relish each bite. This cut is from the center of top sirloin, which offers richness and the meaty texture.
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Live music at Chamisal in Carmel Valley Martin Shears will perform at Ed’s Courtside Bistro at Chamisal at 185 Robley Road in Corral de Tierra this Sunday, March 3 from 6-8 p.m. as the “Artist of the Month,” to help the kick off live entertainment in this venue in the hills with food prepared by Chef Robin Sachs. A $10 donation is requested. Call 235-7662. for more information.
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Asilomar Centennial Walk
On Sun., March 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. there will be a docented Centennial Walk at Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. in Pacific Grove. For this free event, meet at the Asilomar guest registration building and join State Park staff on a leisure walk through the grounds to learn about Asilomar’s cultural and natural history. For more information call the Asilomar State Park Office 831-646-6440.
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Pacific Grove High School’s Mock Trial Team needs funds to attend state championship
The community can well be proud of the 24 students who have earned the right to represent us at the 2013 Mock Trial State Championship, to be held over the weekend of March 22-24 in Riverside, CA. But there’s a cost. Getting 24 students plus four coaches down there, feeding and housing them, paying the entry fees, and attending the awards dinner plus perks such as team sweatshirts, pins and mugs all mount up. The total is $13,859. “Obviously, we don’t need things like sweatshirts,” said faculty advisor Larry Haggquist, “But we’d like to provide a high quality experience for the kids if we can.” And Haggquist himself is still trying to figure out how to be in Riverside for Mock Trial and in Sacramento for Poetry Out Loud, for which he is also a coach, so he’s contemplating a plane trip. Some funding is available through school contingency funds and activity funds, and there have been donations from various other campus-related groups, but there is still a need. Anyone wishing to make a donation may make a check payable to “PGHS” and send it to the school at PGHS Attn: Mock Trial Team Fund/Larry Haggquist, 615 Sunset Drive, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. A copy of the budget can be seen on our website at http://www.cedarstreettimes.com/2013/02/28/mock-trial-budget-2013/
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Author discusses ghosts on Central Coast
The Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee will present “Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Monterey and California’s Central Coast,” a talk and book signing by author Jeff Dwyer, on Thursday, March 28, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Casa Estrada Adobe, 470 Tyler St., Monterey. The author will sign books following the program. The books will be available for sale for $14.95 each. The event is sponsored by Nader Ahga. Adults are invited to attend and reservations are required. Contact Sirie Thongchua at 646-5632 or 646-3389 or email email@example.com.
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The community is invited to attend a lecture on March 13 by an FBI agent who works as a profiler in the bureau’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, which deals with crimes against children. Supervisory Special Agent Mike Yoder will visit California State University, Monterey Bay for a talk on “Child Molesters in Their Words: What Can We Learn?,” about his work in the area of forensic psychology and sex offenders. A question-and-answer session will follow. Yoder has worked for the FBI for 16
years; currently, he provides guidance on areas of online sexual exploitation of children, missing/abducted children, child pornography and cyberbullying. In addition to conducting case consultations on active and cold cases for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, he also provides training and conducts research in those areas to gain a deeper understanding of the behavior of offenders who commit crimes against child victims. Prior to his current assignment, he led the FBI’s Safe Child Task Force in Atlanta, and was the coordinator of a group of agents and local police officers dedicated to investigating online child sex offenders and those engaged in child pornography. The 6 p.m. talk will be held in the University Center, located on Sixth Avenue at B Street. It’s free, but attendees are asked to RSVP to Heather Wilde at 582-3890. A parking permit must be purchased from a machine in the parking lot. Driving directions and a campus map can be downloaded at csumb.edu/map.
Storyteller visits Monterey Library
The Monterey Public Library presents award-winning recording artist and storyteller Jim Weiss on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Library Community Room Weiss will present a feast of stories from Greek mythology to thrill, provoke laughter and invoke ancient wisdom. Families with children ages six and older are invited to attend and admission is free. The age limit will be enforced. Seating is limited. For more information call 646-3934 or visit www.monterey. org/library. The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.
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Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20130371 The following person is doing business as OONA JOHNSEN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, and OJ-LA, 591 Lighthouse Ave., Suite 27, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. OONA JOHNSEN GABERSEK, 512 8th St., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Feb. 26, 2013. Registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 2/22/13. Signed: Oona J. Gabersek. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 03/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20130136 The following person is doing business as ETCH DESIGN STUDIO, 752 Nacional Ct., Salinas, Monterey County, CA 93901. CARLOS ARMANDO DIAZGUTIERREZ, 52 Nacional Ct., Salinas, CA 93901. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on January 23, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Carlos DiazGutierrez. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 02/22, 03/01, 03/08, 03/15/13
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20130204 The following person is doing business as ARTISANA GALLERY, 309 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. ADRIANNE MICHELE JONSON, 1265 Luxton St., Seaside, CA 93955. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Jan. 31, 2013. Registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on February, 2008. Signed: Adrianne M. Jonson. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 02/08, 02/15, 02/22, 03/1/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20130245 The following person is doing business as WHY NOT BOOKS, 831 Spruce Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. AMY HERZOG, 831 Spruce Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950 and BRAD HERZOG, 831 Spruce Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Feb. 5, 2013. Registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 2/1/12. Signed: Amy Herzog. This business is conducted by a married couple. Publication dates: 02/08, 02/15, 02/22, 03/1/2013
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of TINA MARIE NORTON Case No. M121506 Filed Jan. 25, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner TINA MARIE NORTON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name TINA MARIE NORTON to proposed name TINA MARIE BURTON. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: March 29, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 14. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 02/08, 02/15, 02/22, 03/01/13
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20130364 The following person is doing business as THE EDEN HOUSE, 8350 Dolan Road, Castroville, Monterey County, CA 95012. ANGELICA PELISSIER FRANCO, 8340 Dolan Rd., Castroville, CA 95012. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on February 25, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Angel Franco. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 03/01, 03/08, 03/15, 3/22/13
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20130300 The following person is doing business as WAVE LENGTHS SALON, 711 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. JOYCE PORTER, 300 Larkin St., Monterey, CA, 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Feb. 13, 2013. Registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 2/13/12. Signed: Joyce Porter. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 02/22, 03/1, 3/8, 3/15/2013
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20130147 The following person is doing business as CHURCH CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS, 377 Hidden Valley Rd., Royal Oaks, Monterey County, CA 95076. GLENN CHURCH, 377 Hidden Valley Rd., Royal Oaks, CA 95076 This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Jan/24/2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 1/24/2013. Signed: Glenn Church. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 02/08, 02/15, 02/22, 03/01/2013
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of JACOB C. HEFFELFINGER and RAQUEL DIAZ Case No. M121905 Filed February 14, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner JACOB C. HEFFELFINGER and RAQUEL DIAZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name DANIEL ASA HEFFELFINGER to proposed name DIEGO DANIEL ASA HEFFELFINGER. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: April 12, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 14. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Rd., Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: February 14, 2013. Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/13.
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Opinion Homeless advocate is homeless herself Editor: I thought your readers, who have been enlightened by Erika Fiske’s stories of our local homeless population, might be saddened to know that Erika herself is now among the homeless. She finally lost the tiny substandard room she was renting when her funds ran out. She has had some marginal employment but not enough to make her rent. As she discovered in her own exploration of our homeless population, there is no real help for senior women who have no drug or alcohol problems. As her stories also so relevantly revealed, there is no common cause of homelessness. But it has now happened to a college-educated, sober, senior woman who could be anyone’s mother or sister or friend. There is no safety net when there is no family or institution to fall back on. If anyone can help Erika with a job or a place to live with her beloved cat, I would hope they could contact her through your newspaper. Like so many of our homeless population she must, for now, rely solely on the kindness of strangers. Patsy Volpe Pacific Grove
Match grant could put us over the top Editor: I want to let everyone know that the Save the Pool Campaign, while going very well, is not yet done. Many individuals in Pacific Grove have been quite generous; and we have gotten grants and support from service groups. The Masonic Lodge, Firefighters, and the Big Sur Marathon have all been quite generous in helping us get to where we are. Kevin Phillips of the Beach House Restaurant contributed $10,000 - and they aren’t even open yet! We have raised over $130,000 toward our goal – but our goal is still $250,000. We now have a matching grant for up to $100,000 from a very generous donor. For every dollar that someone contributes from now on, he will match it with a dollar. I know that not everyone can afford $1,000 for the Senior Lifeguard level or even $500 for the Junior Lifeguard level; but donations of $100 or even $50 count and help - and are now twice as valuable. If you or your children have good memories of the pool, please show your gratitude and support now. As we get to the end of our campaign I am asking the people in the business community, in particular, to help. You will get a tax donation letter from the City – and gratitude from its citizens. Please send your contributions to: Save the Pool Campaign 300 Forest Avenue Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Let’s put the campaign over the top!
Thanks to all who help, Rudy Fischer Save the Pool Campaign
Thank you, firefighters Editor: Though this was an embarrassing experience, I am appreciative. On Wednesday afternoon, my friend from Santa Cruz came to visit. As I do almost daily, I was enjoying a fire in my Chiminera, which is on my side terrace. The pine bark apparently set off a bit of smoke, which neither my friend nor I noticed, but apparently, a concerned person did… and a fire truck showed up! Thank you to the person who reported the smoke and…Thank you to the Fire Department who responded to their concern. It is wonderful to live in Pacific Grove, and feel protected. Lisa Milligan Pacific Grove
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R.I.P. blue jeans
Take Advantage of Higher IRA Contribution Limits
For the first time since 2008, contribution limits have risen for one of the most popular retirement savings vehicles available: the IRA. This means you’ve got a greater opportunity to put more money away for your “golden years.” Effective earlier this year, you can
described above. To get a sense of just how valuable these tax advantages are, consider this example: If you put in $5,500 per year (the new IRA maximum) for 30 years to a hypothetical investment that earned 7 percent a year, but on which you paid taxes every year (at the 25 percent tax
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Ry Cooder went to Cuba a few years back to coax some of the island’s most venerable musicians out of retirement for one last fandango. It was an informal session among old friends. They even beckoned one 90-year-old singer into the studio from his morning walk through Havana. The resulting music is full of rough, amiable sincerity and unabashed sentiment, making it a good soundtrack for the maudlin task that lies ahead today. The music’s mournful, Afro-Cuban beat echoes my feeling of deep personal loss, a feeling that probably has a long Spanish name. “Inconsolablementismo.” The state of being inconsolable. My best old Levi’s have given out. I was crouching to tie my bootlace when it happened. As I knelt, I felt the fabric across the left knee go. I glanced down to see skin where only faded denim should be. The tear made no sound, because the cloth was too old and soft to actually rip. There was just a whispery sigh and a little rush of cool air, like ghosts departing. The passing of one’s favorite old jeans is a solemn matter. These are the jeans that got worn every day; that hung on the hook at night. The ones with the faded wallet outline in the rear pocket. The first pair pulled from the dryer. I put it to a friend. “If your house caught fire and you only had time to rescue 10 items of clothing, wouldn’t you take your favorite old jeans?” “No,” he said. “If my house caught fire, I’d already be wearing them.” That probably only makes sense to people who wear jeans every day. I joined that group in 1961, when my brother and I left balmy Honolulu for reform school high in the mountains of another island. Every kid there had to wear blue jeans to build character and forestall frostbite. The jeans of those days were not pre-washed, pre-shrunk or pre-softened in any way. When you pulled a new pair off the shelf, they didn’t tumble loosely floorward like other cotton trousers. No, you had to uncrack them and bend them open across your knee. You could tell the new kids at school by the raspy, whacking sound our midnight-blue jeans made as we marched stiffly about. I soon noticed that the more seasoned detainees all wore soft blue, comfortable-looking jeans. “Where did you get those?” I asked. “Same place you got yours. Just earlier.” The earliest anyone could get blue jeans was in 1873, when a Nevada mining camp tailor named Jacob Davis wrote to his denim supplier to suggest using rivets to fortify their clothing. Pockets would be strengthened first, because heavy ore samples routinely ripped them out. Other rivets inspired the company’s new logo: bearded sourdoughs snapping their whips to urge draft animals to pull a pair of trousers apart by the legs. The denim supplier was Levi Strauss, a Bavarian adventurer who packed sewing supplies through the Kentucky mountains, then sailed to Frisco to catch up with the gold rush. There he built iron-tough coats, jackets and trousers from East Coast denim weighing 500 pounds a bolt. The cotton twill fabric was called “jean” for Genoa, where it had originated. The pants were called not jeans, but “waist overalls.” Davis the riveting tailor soon faded from history, leaving his invention to become “Levi’s” rather than “Jacob’s.” Davis’ back-pocket rivets vanished beneath reinforced stitching in 1937 after customers wearied of scratching up their chairs, desks and saddles. Four years later, blue jeans debuted globally as the U.S. entered World War Two. From there it was movie stars and musicians. Marlon Brando, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, the Doobie Brothers, Tammy Wynette, Taj Mahal. I think Miles Davis even went through a brief denim phase around the time of ‘fro picks and platform shoes. But I can’t speak of those things right now. I have to lay my old torn Levi’s to rest, then start looking for their successors. I know the next ones are out there somewhere – Lee Riders or Levi’s, Gaps or Arizonas, maybe even a heritage pair of Calvin Kleins. They’re faded but supple; broken in but not broken down. “Golden years” jeans. They’re getting scarcer, though. I was up in San Rafael the other day, working my way down the “men’s jeans” aisle at Goodwill. A guy up ahead of me was pulling pair after pair off the rack, folding them neatly and stacking them 20-high in his shopping cart. “Only 501s,” he explained. “I can buy them here for $10; sell them in Russia for $100.” I didn’t know whether to admire his enterprise or get patriotic. American jeans for Americans! But then I spotted a promising pair of Calvins and forgot all about it.
now put in up to $5,500 (up from $5,000 in 2012) to a traditional or Roth IRA when you make your 2013 contribution. And if you’re 50 or older, you can put in an additional $1,000 above the new contribution limit. Over time, the extra sums from the higher contribution limits can add up. Consider this example: If you put in $5,000 per year to an IRA for 30 years, and you earned a hypothetical 7 percent per year, you’d wind up with slightly over $505,000. But if you contributed $5,500 per year for those same 30 years, and earned that same 7 percent per year, you’d accumulate almost $556,000 ― about $51,000 more than with the lower contribution limit. Keep in mind that if you have invested the above amounts in a traditional, tax-deferred IRA, you’ll be taxed on your withdrawals at your ordinary income tax rate. With a Roth IRA, your contributions are made with after-tax funds, but your withdrawals have the potential to be tax-free ― provided you’ve had your account at least five years and don’t start taking withdrawals until you’re 59½. (Not everyone is eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA, as income limits apply.) If you have an IRA, you already know its advantages. If you aren’t investing in an IRA, you should be aware of these key benefits: Tax-deferred growth ― A traditional IRA can provide tax-deferred growth while a Roth IRA can potentially grow tax-free, provided you meet the conditions
bracket), you’d end up with slightly more than $401,000 ― about $155,000 less than what you’d accumulate in an IRA. As mentioned above, you will eventually have to pay taxes on your traditional IRA withdrawals, but by the time you do, you might be in a lower tax bracket. Furthermore, depending on your income level, some of your contributions to a traditional IRA may be tax-deductible. (Roth IRA contributions are not deductible.) Variety of investment options ― You can invest your funds within your IRA in many types of investments ― stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit (CDs), U.S. Treasury securities and so on. In fact, within your IRA, you can create a mix of investments that are suitable for your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals. Of course, investing always carries some risks, including loss of principal ― but the risk of not investing may be greater, in terms of not having enough assets for retirement. Here’s one more point to keep in mind: The earlier in the year you “max out” on your IRA contributions, the more time you’ll give your account to potentially grow. By reaching the new, higher contribution limits, and by fully funding your IRA as early in each year as possible, you can help yourself take full advantage of this powerful retirement savings tool. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
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Pacific Grove Young Entrepreneur Awards
The 17th annual Pacific Grove Young Entrepreneur Awards (YEA!) Presentation was held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History in Pacific Grove. Approximately 200 students, parents, teachers, administrators, city officials and business leaders were in attendance, including Pacific Grove Mayor Bill Kampe. The presentation acknowledged approximately 125 Pacific Grove Middle School students who entered this year’s competition. A series of cash awards were presented to students who excelled in preparing comprehensive essays titled, “How I Will Create A Successful Business” along with many prototypes of their products. Some youngsters, like Lauren Pick, were prepared to sell their product on the spot; Others, like Eli Elisco, may even see their products on local shalves in coming weeks. His “Snazzy Baggies, reusable shopping bags made from old T-shirts, were being eyed by contest judge Sherry Chodosh for her store, Central coast Silkscreen. Each of the judges may also select an entry to receive an honorable men-
tion. All entries receive merit prizes and certificates. Winning entries 1st Place― $300 ― Hannah Spadoni Business: Cloudy Lanterns (beautiful paper lanterns covered in cotton balls and lit with LED lights) 2nd Place― $200 ― Eric Cuellar Business: Recycled Bottle Lamps (Battery operated table lamps made from decorated recycled bottles) 3rd Place― $100 ― Thuy Burshtein Business: Walk Your Plant Pin (tiny water tolerant plants in small recycled containers, such as decorated bottle tops, worn as a lapel pin) Honorable MentionS $10 each Noah Cryns: Pant Perfect (Baseball cap with attached suspenders – “the perfect gag gift for many kids seen on the street today”) Brandon Earley: Hiking with Style (custom walking sticks) Eli Elisco: Snazzy Baggies (shopping bags made from recycled T-shirts) Nadi Nader: Nadie’s Seasonal Bakery
(specializing in custom shaped breads) Neelam Singh: Singh Stick (unique, allnatural lip gloss) Brett Hodges: Hodges Pottery (hand made pottery vessels) Jane Weichert: Tin Grins ( a unique toothbrush adaptation for people with braces) Kimberley Kistler: Kim’s Wind Chimes (made from recycled flatware and beads) Jackson Klarsfeld: Something’s Fishy (fish tanks made from large, decorated plastic soda bottles with lures carrying eco-messages attached. Perfect for a betta) Entries were judged by a team of volunteers from various local businesses and organizations, including: Rebecca Barrymore with Carmel.Com; Debby Beck, Coldwell Banker Real Estate; Dan Cort, Cort Company; Laura Hodge, Community Hospital; Robert Boerner, Pacific Gardens Inn; Leela Marcum, The Works; Valerie Morin, H&R Block; Terry Peterson, Monterey County Social Services; Sherry Chodosh, Central Coast Silk Screen; Steve Thomas, Thomas Brand Consulting; Craig & Rebecca Riddell, of Riddell & Riddell
And the winners are...above, L-R: Third place winner Thuy Burshstein and her “Walk Your Plant” pins, made from recycled material and planted with a live droughttolerant plant; second place winner Eric Cuellar and his recycled bottle lamp, with the light coming through the bottle, not the lampshade; and first place winner Hannah Spadoni with her Cloudy Lantern, a paper lantern covered with cotton balls
Advertising Agency; and Business Consultant, David Spradling of Pacific Grove. The judges use a set criteria to determine the most comprehensive entries, evaluating comprehension; composition; presentation, feasibility; and originality. The YEA! Program, formed in 1996, stimulates Pacific Grove students’ interest in business and serves to better prepare them for entering the work force or college. The program is funded entirely by local donations. This year’s event was made possible through generous contributions from the following businesses and individuals: Candlesticks of Carmel; Cedar Street Times; Chrysalis Software, Inc.; The City of Pacific Grove; Cort Co. ― Dan Cort & Family; Mrs. Delish’s Cupcake Boutique; Passionfish Restaurant; Red House Cafe; Riddell & Riddell Advertising; and David Spradling. The Young Entrepreneur Awards Program is under the fiscal sponsorship of the Action Council of Monterey County.For further information regarding the Young Entrepreneur Awards call Committee Chair, Rebecca Riddell, at 831-646-0351.
which gives the illusion of clouds. Center photo: Steve Thomas with Noah Cryns- Pant Perfect, suspenders attached to every young man’s favorite -- a baseball cap -- so that when the cap is worn, the jeans are held up as well. At right: Lauren Pick selling her wares ... her business essay was Lauren’s Cupcake Boutique. Photos by Craig Riddell.
Famous People visit Forest Grove Elementary
Fourth graders at Forest Grove Elementary were asked to choose a famous person and provide a complete report on the person’s life. Not only that, the children dressed up like that person and put on an “animatronic museum,” invit-
ing parents, fellow students, and other interested people (like our photographer) to hear the stories and see the personifications. Photos by Peter Mounteer
King of Tonga
Vincent Van Gogh
Above: the “animatronic museum” at Forest Grove Elementary. Photo of Abraham Lincoln by Laura Headley. Albert Einstein (gangnam style)
Leonardo Da Vinci
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Love is blind. And golden...and furry.
With support and comfort from each other, two dogs overcame their fears and disabilities
As a backyard dog, “Champ’s” first 10 years of life were not the happiest. Then his small world became even more isolated when in a matter of months he lost his eyesight to cataracts. His owners surrendered him to The SPCA for Monterey County where the frightened golden lab suddenly did not know where he was. SPCA Pet Behavior Specialist Amanda Mouisset and her staff kept Champ in their office with their own pets where he received continual attention and reassurance. They began training Champ so he could adjust to his disability. Kathi Manzagol first saw Champ while Amanda was giving him a lesson in the SPCA play yard. “It broke my heart when I heard Champ’s story, especially because I knew we couldn’t adopt him,” said Kathi. She and her husband Don, both SPCA Foster Volunteers, had hoped to find a comforting companion for their own dog “Sydney,” but despite their efforts the dog continued to be fearful of other canines due to her traumatic history. Sydney had been attacked by four canines in a dog park. She underwent five hours of surgery at the SPCA Veterinary Clinic before being fostered by the Manzagols, who ended up adopting her last April. A fateful meeting Since Sydney was waiting in Kathi’s car in the SPCA parking lot, Amanda suggested an introduction with Champ. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Kathi. “Sydney immediately walked up to Champ and started checking him out! She seemed to know that Champ was older like her, and not a threat.” The Manzagols took Champ home and his and Sydney’s relationship began to
Animal Chatter bloom. A few days after his adoption a plumber visited the house and Kathi saw Champ sniff out Sydney and settle next to her for reassurance. “Sydney is Champ’s grounding mechanism,” said Kathi. “If Sydney isn’t upset Champ figures everything is OK.” During neighborhood walks Champ has his radar on, taking cues from Sydney who acts as his eyes. Champ had
already learned nine verbal commands at The SPCA such as Step Up, Wait, and Back Up, but his newest command has become a mainstay: “Follow Sydney.” At the same time, Sydney has gained confidence with her new pal by her side. Because they have each other, both dogs are able to make friends with the canines they meet―unheard of for Sydney who used to bristle and growl in fear around
other dogs. “You might call this a case of ‘the scared leading the blind,’ except that Sydney is no longer afraid, and Champ now has Sydney to act as his eyes!” said Don. Sydney is very considerate of her new friend. Sometimes Champ, aka “Bumper,” will walk directly into Sydney, then crouch down and continue walking right under his friend’s belly. Sydney seems to understand, and holds still until Champ emerges on the other side. As dedicated foster volunteers, the Manzagols have a constant stream of convalescing pets in their home. “Molly,” a fearless 6-week-old foster kitten has decided Champ is her own personal playmate. Kind-hearted Champ licks her in the face and lets her ride him like a horse while he walks around. After spending most of his life as an isolated backyard dog, 93-pound Champ has decided to become a lapdog, and regularly tries to join Kathi or Don in their recliner. When Sydney sees Champ getting attention she figures she needs some too, so things can get pretty crowded. Recently the dogs have even started snuggling up together on the same dog bed. “When we saw that we knew we’d made the right decision,” said Kathi. “Seeing them so peaceful and contented together gives you a special kind of joy. …Those two dogs have healed each other.” Left: “I only have eyes for you” “Sydney” (left) is all eyes for “Champ,” her blind best friend, ever since SPCA Foster Volunteers Kathi and Don Manzagol welcomed the dog into the family.
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Sports and Leisure Breaker Scores will return next week. There were scrimmages, but no games to report.
Bowl-a-thon will assist local women
Young mothers with breast cancer will benefit from the Breast Cancer Assistance Group’s 11th Annual Bowl-a-thon Saturday, March 16, 1 to 4 pm at Monterey Lanes, 2162 N. Fremont Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. The event, co-sponsored by Pacific Grove High School, honors the memory of Isabelle McKay Giacolone, a PGHS graduate who had two young children when she died of breast cancer. You may register for the Bowl-a-thon using the registration form at www.bcagmp. org, www.pghs.org,by calling the BCAG message line at 831-649-6365, or by emailing Bowl-a-thon coordinator Sean Keller at email@example.com. You may form a team of your own or ask to join a team.Teams may have up to six players and the $300 participation fee ($50 per person) is due the day of the event. Fee covers two games, shoe rental and lunch. Prizes will be awarded to the most spirited team, and to the top team and individual collecting the most funds. Participating adults (18+) will be eligible for the Pink Pin Strike Contest for the chance to
Golf Tips Ben Alexander PGA PGA Teaching Professional, Pacific Grove Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course PGA Teacher Of The Year, No Cal PGA 831-277-9001 www.benalexandergolf. com
Grip can make the game Grip pressure is a very important part of your golf swing. It is as important as any other fundamental. Many players grip the club too tightly, with too much pressure in the hands. Grip the club as if you’re shaking hands with a friend, but don’t cut off the blood supply to their hands! Relaxed pressure will allow you to play better golf by getting the golf club into a better position at impact.
More than 200 individuals have pledged; seven service groups have pledged and seven grants have been made; four employee associations have pledged. The total pledged or collected is nearly $135,000 toward a goal of $250,000. A beach weenie roast and a Bingo night are planned. See story on page one about recent donations.
win $500. Items for the silent auction and a raffle may be donated through March 1. The auction will include “retired” bowling pins artistically painted by students from local high schools. Financial grants from BCAG help Monterey County women and their families meet basic living expenses while she is undergoing diagnosis, treatment or recovery from breast cancer. During its history, BCAG has assisted nearly 1,000 local women who do not qualify for other assistance programs and who have exhausted their family funds.
MCFC hosts spring recreational soccer program The Monterey County Futbol Club will host a spring recreational soccer league for boys and girls ages 3-14, April 6 to June 8. The focus of the activity is to help players learn the skills they need to have fun and enjoy organized play. Free clinics will be held at three different locations: At the Water City Sports Center on the former Fort Ord on both Saturday, March 9 and Saturday, March 16, those aged 3 to 10 years can meet from 9-10 a.m. On Saturday, March 9, a clinic will be held from 10:30 a.m . until noon for those aged 11-14, and from noon until 1 p.m. for those from 3 years old through 6 years old. For those aged 7 up to 10 the time will be 1-2:30 p.m. The clinic will be at Carmel Middle School on March 16. Ages 11-14 will meet from 10:30 a.m. until noon. From noon until 1 p.m, kids aged 3 to 6 will meet. Ages 7 to 10 will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. The cost of the program is $80 for ages 3 to 8, and $90 for ages nine to14. For more information visit the website at www.montereysoccer.com, or contact MCFC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sharon at 402-2693.
Play ball! By Kellen Gibbs Winter is coming to a close and all the high school winter sports have ended and spring sports begin. Last year, one sport left a mark for Pacific Grove, winning a CCS Championship for the Breakers, and it looks like they’ll shoot for two this year. Yes, it’s that time of year again; the taste of sunflower seeds in your mouth, the ringing of metal bats hitting fast balls in your ears, the screaming of fans disgusted at the umpire’s third strike call… ah yes, baseball season is here. As we players and fans know, baseball starts before the season officially begins and if you want to win you have to put the effort and the time in. Sitting down with Coach Gil Ruiz, I learned that his team has done just that. Even with the setbacks of losing their starting shortstop, Kyle Czaplak to an injury before the season began, Coach Ruiz still has the utmost faith in his team, “Watching these kids, we always thought it would be this team that would bring home the CCS title,” said Coach Ruiz, with a smile “[last year] it just came four games early.” Luckily, last year the varsity team was very young and consisted of mainly sophomores and juniors. Stepping onto the field on Wednesday, I saw familiar faces who not only played last year on varsity, but even the year before that were out there again working on leading the team to another great season. “They understand the program we have here and they’ve been doing it for few years now,” commented Coach Ruiz about the returning players. The leadership is strong on the varsity team and is apparent when just watching one practice. Not only does that help the new sophomores and juniors on the varsity team but it gives something for the players in the JV or Youth level to strive for. As the Breakers set in to play their first non-conference game on Thursday March 28 against Alisal, we Breaker fans will sit back and watch this season unfold from the stands as we scream and shout for our home team. “Play ball!”
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Potential pool designs shown
Designs for the ADAcompliant children’s pool at Lovers Point have been released. Many have seen the renderings at fundraising events and community excitement and interest is growing. At the shallow end, which is where the ADA ramp is depicted, the pool will be two feet deep. It will go to three and a half feet deep at the opposite end. $132,972 has been contributed so far. If all goes well, opening is set for June 1. There will be a final walk-through for potential bidders next week and bids are due on Fri., March 8.
Save the Lovers Point Children’s Pool announces Reach for the Goal Donation Challenge
The Save the Lovers Point Children’s Pool Campaign has announced the Reach for the Goal Donation Challenge. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, all funds received before April 13, 2013 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000. “The kindness of this individual is humbling,” said Pacific Grove Recreation Department Coordinator Don Mothershead. “This person truly understands the lifesaving importance of this pool and its place within the fabric of the Pacific Grove community.”
With over $100,000 raised so far, the campaign is in full swing, but the goal must be met in order for the pool to be open for the June 1 start of swim lesson season. “We are calling on individuals and businesses to please donate to this critical project,” commented Steve Thomas, Chairman of the Lovers Point Children’s Pool Ad Hoc Committee. “The support we have received so far is amazing, but there is still work left to be done. Accidental drowning is one of the leading causes of death among young children
in California. Every dollar donated will be matched and will bring us one step closer to saving a life.” Donations are tax deductible and can be addressed to The City of Pacific Grove – Save the Pool Campaign, 300 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. For additional information please visit www.facebook.com/friendsofpgrec, the City’s website www.ci.pg.ca.us/savethepool or contact Don Mothershead at (831) 648-3130 or email@example.com. ca.us.
Big Sur’s Mud Run welcomes corporate teams
Here’s a team building exercise: gather five of your co-workers, dress in costume (optional), and head out to the Mud Run on Saturday, March 23, for some down-and-dirty adventure. A run of less than six miles, the Mud Run attracts adventuresome individuals who want to run, laugh, compete and support each other as they slog through four mud pits, climb walls, do calisthenics and low-crawl through muddy water under military cargo nets. Team members start together and run at their own pace, but must cross the finish line together with linked arms. The annual race, formally called “Big Sur’s Mud Run” due to its association with the Big Sur International Marathon organization, is held in Seaside. The road and trail course begins and ends at Cal State University Monterey Bay with approximately half the course run on hilly back country lands owned by the Fort Ord Reuse Authority. A strong military presence is provided by soldiers and marines from the Presidio of Monterey. The popular team competition begins at 10 a.m., following the individual division which begins at 8 a.m. Eight team categories include corporate, public safety, military, collegiate, high school, male, female and mixed. Awards are presented to the top three teams in each division as well as to the top individuals overall and by age group. A field of more than 3,000 is expected to participate. All participants receive a commemorative finishers’ medallion, a technical fabric race shirt and post race food. A beer station is a popular addition mid-course. The finish area near Cal State’s Freeman Stadium will feature a rock band and awards. Join teams from throughout Northern California and compete against the Belmont Brassieres, Body Snatchers, Dirt Dolls, Forever Unclean, Team Mud Flaps and hundreds of others in this year’s event. “Watching my usually professional co-workers playing in the mud and struggling to do push-ups made this race worth every penny!” said one enthusiastic team member after last year’s race. For full information and to register for Big Sur’s Mud Run, go to www.bigsurmudrun.org.
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Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will honor its City Employee of the Year
The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will honor the Chamber’s City Employee of the Year at a reception on Tuesday, March 5, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Passionfish, 701 Lighthouse Ave. The event will be hosted by restaurant owners Ted and Cindy Walter and is open to the public free of charge. This year’s award recipient is Donald Mothershead, Senior Recreation Coordinator, who has worked with the City of Pacific Grove Recreation Department since 1981 and, in recent years, has been facing the formidable task of successfully maintaining and enhancing City recreation programs in the face of severe budget cuts and staffing reductions.
Seaside High School teacher broadens horizons
Seaside High School teacher, Dennis Alexander is committed to delivering some real life lessons to his students. Alexander, a math teacher, a reserve police officer with Sand City Police Department and part time teacher with the Regional Occupational Program thought he would try to take his students to the courtroom; and if he couldn’t do that, he would bring the courtroom to the students. So, Alexander called on Monterey College of Law, the Central Coast’s premier law school to share his idea of a program called “Preparing a Case.” The idea is to expose the students to the rigors and demands of preparing a case for trial. Enter local trial attorney and professor of law, Stephen Wagner. Wagner, who recently joined the law firm of Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss after a 12-year career as a prosecutor immediately said yes to the invitation. Wagner is enjoying his tenth year teaching at Monterey College of Law and currently teaches a course
in evidence to second year students. “This will be a fabulous experience for me and clearly a moment of great personal enrichment, and I applaud Mr. Alexander for his efforts,” said Wagner. The class is an Administration of Justice class with the ROP, and the goal is to introduce high school students to the Justice system. “Being a reserve police officer, I have naturally leaned toward the law-enforcement side of things. But I would also like for the students to understand how a case is prepared for trial.” says Alexander. “The students have many questions about how evidence is used to convict and what punishments are appropriate for different crimes. They also are interested in when the prosecution and defense work together.” said Alexander. Alexander has had police officers, chiefs, probation officers and counselors as guest speakers but has not yet had an attorney.
Monterey Police Department announces officer of the year
Don Mothershead, Senior Recreation Coordinator
AFRP takes top prize of $7500 Found Animals Foundation, the Los Angeles-based animal welfare organization, announced it has awarded $15,000 to three California animal welfare organizations for their efforts in contributing to the successful pre-order drive for the new California Pet Lovers License Plate. The winners are Animal Friends Rescue Project, in Pacific Grove; Seal Beach Animal Care Center in Seal Beach; and Angel City Pit Bulls in Los Angeles, which received $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500 in prize monies, respectively, to reinvest in their organizations. The winners contributed to the goal through a contest launched by Found Animals which awarded the top three animal welfare organizations prize money based on how many license plate pre-orders were generated. “Spay and neuter is currently the most effective means of birth control for cats and dogs,” said Aimee Gilbreath, Found Animals Executive Director. The Pet Lover’s Plate is just the second cause related license plate to be approved since 2001. Seventy-five hundred plates had to be pre-ordered before the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) could begin production. It took close to two years and a significant effort on the part of animal welfare groups across the state to reach the quota. “We are so thrilled to know that our efforts to help increase Spay and Neuter Plate pre-orders resulted in the plate going into production,” said Kelly Lehrian, Executive Director, Animal Friends Rescue Project. “The additional income from the plates will help provide access to spay and neuter services for animals across the entire state.” The unique and creative plate,
which can be personalized, features original artwork created and donated by internationally famous actor, artist and animal lover Pierce Brosnan. The plate illustrates two of the animals adopted by Mr. Brosnan and his wife Keely: Shilo the dog and Angel Baby the cat. The DMV began the plate implementation process on January 8, 2013. Pet lovers can expect to see these plates on the road toward the end of 2013. Please visit www.PetLoversPlate. com for more details. About Found Animals Found Animals Foundation is a privately funded nonprofit organization dedicated to animal welfare issues. Led by business and medical professionals, the Foundation works directly within the animal welfare community to reduce the use of euthanasia in shelters by supporting programs including: pet adoption, spay/neuter services, pet identification, and sterilization research. Follow the progress online at www.FoundAnimals. org or via social media at Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. About The California Spay and Neuter License Plate Fund, Inc. The California Spay & Neuter License Plate Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization whose sole purpose relates to a California specialty Spay and Neuter License Plate program, whose sales proceeds will provide low-cost and no-cost spay and neuter surgeries. The funds generated by sales of the Plate, will be distributed by grants to qualifying agencies, organizations and individuals to provide low-cost and no-cost spay and neuter to dogs, cats, and rabbits in California. For more information please visit www.petloversplate.com.
Monterey Police Chief Philip J. Penko is pleased to announce that Field Training Officer (FTO) Ron Blair has been selected as the Monterey Police Officer of the Year for 2012. FTO Blair wase honored at the Monterey County Peace Officers Association Awards Dinner on February 22, 2013. FTO Blair has been with the Department since 1995. He has served as a Field Training Officer for multiple tours, as well as a stint working in the Traffic Division and as a DUI Officer. Chief Penko stated “Working as a Field Training Officer is one of the most important positions in the Department. FTO Blair has been charged with being a trainer and a mentor to our new officers and we can always count on him to be a positive role model. “We are honored to have chosen FTO Blair as the Monterey Police Department’s 2012 Police Officer of the Year.’
Local attorney testifies in Sacramento on aging and long term care
Diana Leon, Attorney Legal Services For Seniors (LSS) testified before the California State Assembly committee on Aging and Long Term Care on Feb. 19, 2013, at the State Capital. Ms. Leon spoke at the informational hearing, “A Matter of Life and Death” on the real world implementation of patients’ health care wishes. LSS is the only non-profit legal aid organization which has been asked to participate in this panel. Legal Services For Seniors is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance to Monterey County seniors 60 years of age and older with an emphasis on serving those who are socially and/or economically needy. We have offices in Seaside and Salinas and outreach in South County, North County and the Peninsula. For 28 years Legal Services for Seniors has successfully helped more than 77,000 Monterey Country Seniors with legal issues such as landlord-tenant conflicts, Medicare insurance mix-ups, consumer fraud, financial elder abuse, simple wills, guardianships and more. Legal Services for Seniors can be found at 915 Hilby Avenue, Suite 2, Seaside, phone 831-899-0492 (office) or online at www.lssmc.net
Grant funding brings Salinas’s First Mayor’s House closer to realization
The First Mayor’s House, a Salinas non-profit organization whose mission is to bring the past to life for the benefit of local school children, is one step closer to meeting its goals. The organization is the recent recipient of four grants that will support its educational programs to develop strategies making it possible for elementary teachers throughout Salinas/Monterey to improve student’s reading, thinking, and writing skills using the primary resource materials at the First Mayor’s House and adjacent Historic Railroad Exhibit. The organization gratefully acknowledges the following foundations and business for their generous support: *Lauralie and J. Irvine fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, $15,000.00
*Union Bank Foundation, $2000.00 *Union Pacific Foundation, $5000.000 *In-kind media grant of airtime from KION-TV’s One Million Dollar Community Investment. The purpose of First Mayor’s House is to utilize this unique asset to provide the community with a snapshot of family life in an agricultural town of the 1870s and to tell the story of transportation and the development of the Salinas Valley. Those interested in reading more about the First Mayor’s House are encouraged to log onto www.firstmayorshouse.org to learn more. There individuals may take a video tour of the facility, see murals by local artist John Cerney and make a secure online contribution.
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Local estate planning attorney Kyle A. Krasa will be presenting an informative seminar on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:30 am at 700 Jewell Avenue, Pacific Grove. Mr. Krasa, a certified legal specialist in estate planning, trust, and probate law by the State Bar of California, will discuss how proper estate planning can allow you to avoid a costly and lengthy probate, how to preserve your assets for your loved ones and/or charities, how to provide a degree of lawsuit protection and divorce protection for your loved ones, and the benefits of naming a corporate successor trustee. Mr. Krasa is known for his interesting, informative, and easy-to-understand presentations. To RSVP, please contact KRASA LAW at 831-920-0205.
Taelen Thomas will perform Jeffers poetry
Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore will present “Taelen Thomas and Robinson Jeffers” at 6 p.m., Friday, March 1 at the Carmel Art Association, Dolores between 5th and 6th, Carmel. Mr. Thomas, the renowned bard and biographical dramatist of Carmel Bay, will recite and perform poetry and quick stories from his new book, “Inside of a Galloping Buffalo.” That’s the opening act. The main event will feture the works of the great poet of Carmel Point,Robinson Jeffers, whose face was on the cover of Time magazine and a postage stamp. Books and a CD of Jeffers’ powerful poetry (recorded by Mr. Thomas for the Tor House) will be available. Admission is $10. Taelen Thomas is considered a master of the oral tradition. He has performed in theaters, taverns, universities, banquet halls, and private homes throughout America. For more information call 624 4955.
Ice cream giveaway in pint-for-a-pint blood drive March 4-15
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s “pint-for-a-pint” blood drive, when everyone who donates blood receives a coupon for a free pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream. “All blood collected by Community Hospital is used locally, so donating to the Blood Center helps ensure that blood is there when residents, their family, friends, and neighbors need it,” says Sharon Paddock, the center’s supervisor. The pint-for-a-pint giveaway is from Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 15, while coupons last. For convenience, appointments are offered at Community Hospital’s Blood Center by calling �6254814 or e-mailing bloodcenter@chomp. org. The center will be closed March 6 and 13 for off-site drives. More information about blood donation is available at www.chomp.org or
by visiting the Blood Center’s Facebook page. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934 and located at 23625 Holman Highway in Monterey, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at www.chomp.org.
Learn about instructional science and technology program at CSUMB
Anyone interested in preparing for a career in the fields of modern education and training is invited to learn about the Master’s in Instructional Science and Technology program at Cal State Monterey Bay. The MIST program is suited for working professionals and traditional students who are looking for new approaches to instructional challenges. The program integrates a few on-campus seminars with primarily online classes and enables graduates to advance in their careers and to assume leadership roles in education and training. Applications are now being accepted for the 16-month program that begins this fall. An information meeting will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., March 5 ,in the Alumni and Visitors Center, corner of Gen. Jim Moore Boulevard and InterGarrison Road. Driving directions and a campus map are available at csumb. edu/map. For more information, call 582-4790 or go online to csumb.edu/mist.
POMDR opens new adoption center
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue is pleased to announce the opening of a new dog adoption center at their headquarters, the Patricia J. Bauer Center, located at 615 Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove. Beginning March 2 the center will have adoptable dogs on site from noon to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. The organization will continue monthly off-site adoption events at Whole Foods in Monterey on the second Saturday of each month and at Pet Food Express in Carmel on the fourth Saturday of each month from 11-1:30 p.m. For more information about adopting through POMDR visit www.peaceofminddogrescue.org or call 718-9122. Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded to provide peace of mind to dog guardians by finding new permanent loving homes for dogs whose person can no longer care for them due to illness, death, or other challenging life circumstances, and to relieving the suffering of senior dogs who end up in animal shelters and have a poor chance of getting adopted from the shelter.
Are You What You Read? Jane Roland
Animal Tales and Other Random Thoughts When I was a little girl growing up on Governor’s Island in the middle of the New York Harbor, newspapers were an important part of my life. My parents’ day started with breakfast and the New York Herald Tribune. Wishing to emulate them and to prove my intellect, I seriously perused the comic section (later translated on the radio by Uncle Don). Uncle Don was a famous radio commentator and delight of little children, but was dismissed when, thinking the mics were down, performed his duties and said, “I hope that will hold the little bastards.” Thus ended his career, to the disappointment of his young followers. When we moved to Arizona my parents subscribed to the Tribune which came days after publication and received local and up to date news from whatever the post newspaper might have been and the Bisbee Daily Review. The New Yorker magazine also arrived weeks after release but it kept them in touch with the sophisticated world they had left behind. My parents were voracious readers, I never saw them without a book in hand, and, fortunately, they instilled the same love in their daughter. I once said I would never be lonely if I had a book. We spoke of articles we had read “in the newspaper.” For a number of years, many in fact, John and I subscribed to the Wall Street Journal, the Chronicle and, of course, the Herald. The former became too time consuming during the week and were relegated to weekend delivery. Sunday mornings I lie in bed and wallow in articles in the Herald and Chronicle. It takes me a couple of hours to digest all of the information. Some folks, however, appear to be lightweights when it comes to being properly informed. We read from several sources as the basis for our information rather than rely on only one publication, even if it has been endowed by the heavyweights with the aura of gold standard. At gatherings a discussion is started with, “I read in the New York Times this morning.” We might interject that we have seen the same thing in another paper and are glanced at with faint pity. My father was a newspaper man, as was my former husband. I have written casually for newspapers a good bit of my life. When I studied journalism in college we were told to read everything, digest everything and sift out the useful bits and styles. Playboy and Esquire magazines were examples of literary excellence, as between those pages lurked some of the greatest authors of the day. I guess it is a status thing. We watch almost everything on television that isn’t too gory. We see what is being said on CNN and Fox as well as the networks. We watch commercial and public television. Some of my friends look puzzled because it is rare that they view anything on the networks. I have suggested that they might give it a chance, let down their hair, stomp on the grapes, have some fun, but I suspect it might be considered dangerous. As far as books go, I have found great buys on eBay and Amazon, as well as our own library at the Treasure Shop. I am told, “But we like to support local bookstores,” a worthy purpose. However, these same people purchase books at Costco and on their Kindles. As far as supporting local businesses it would stand to reason that the Herald, our only daily newspaper, deserves patronage. The effort to keep the paper going and offer excellent content is praiseworthy and I am constantly surprised by those who do not take the paper, reading instead, you guessed it, the New York Times. Royal Calkins, the managing editor of the Herald, spoke to my Rotary Club recently and explained what they had to do to keep the paper afloat and interesting. It is amazing that they are able to accomplish their goal; I commend them while enjoying the paper which I peruse diligently from obituaries (a must at my age) to sports and even want ads. We have excellent weekly publications. Of course, my favorite is the Cedar Street Times which gets better and better and offers outstanding columnists; Carmel Pine Cone and Monterey County Weekly are also informative and enjoyable. I live on the Monterey Peninsula and want to know what is happening here. Through my reading material and listening or watching sites I can get a good bit of what appears in the NYT or WSJ in the Chronicle, the New Yorker and on line. There are people who live by what they read or see or hear. I like to think of my mind as a container, a box, if you will, with little drawers. When I need some trivia or contrast, I Google my mental box and pull a drawer. There it is, that little bit of information gleaned from somewhere. • Last night we went with friends to a great little restaurant owned by John Digirolamo Sr. and John Jr. It is at 481 Alvarado Street in Monterey. The service is excellent, the food wonderful and reasonable. I had sweetbreads, the best in years. (Don’t cringe, those of you who abhor organ meats.) I cannot talk about restaurants without mentioning Mando’s on Fountain Avenue in Pacific Grove, the best Mexican food anywhere with a fabulous proprietor. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our second Fiesta del Perro in September, sponsored by Pacific Grove Rotary to benefit community activities and AFRP. We welcome those who might want to have demonstrations involving dogs or those who would like a booth to feature wares. We are hoping for sponsors to underwrite this celebration of dogs in Pacific Grove. Please let me know if you are interested in helping. Oh, and if you want to see a thoroughly entertaining, well-acted, heart-warming, fun and (what a shock) neither four letter words nor sex movie, rent “Here Comes the Boom,” with Kevin James. It is suitable for 7 and 95-year-olds and everyone in between. • Jane Roland manages the AFRP Treasure Shop at 160 Fountain Avenue in Pacific Grove. Donations and volunteers are always welcome. She is a member of Pacific Grove Rotary Club and may be reached at 649-0657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Health & Wellness
Who is living your life? A sub-personality is a set of positive qualities contaminated by programmed, faulty beliefs, attitudes, and feelings, which assumes an autonomous (independent) identity within the psyche. It has a rigid, narrow viewpoint based on its own special set of interests. Often sub-personalities will be at war with each other. Lot of contradictions. The main intention of sub-personalities is to protect the Child. They start splitting off from the subconscious at different ages in infancy and childhood. They help the Child develop strategies to avoid pain, and to make sure the Child’s survival will be taken care of. If there is a lot of conflict in a family, the Inner Cynic may try to help the Child get distance from the pain with a cool, sarcastic attitude towards the family. “What else can you expect from these people?” If one parent is an alcoholic, the Inner Rescuer could come forward to take care of the parent, and be nice to everybody, so that the Child’s needs still would be taken care of. “If I give enough, I’ll get my needs met.” If one parent is very judgmental, and
Self discovery the other parent passive and weak, the Child has to chose which one to sympathize with. Either the Inner Judge will come forward saying, ”You should do better. You are not good enough.,” or the Inner Victim will come forward saying, “I can’t do anything right; poor me!” And then there is the Inner Rebel. If the Child’s upbringing is very rigid and limiting, it has to chose either to confirm— Mr./Ms. Together— or to rebel—Inner Rebel— against it. The Inner Rebel knows how to say “No” and stand up for the Child in an attempt to keep some sense of identity and freedom. If the Rebel gets stuck in saying no, she/he loses touch with a bigger picture, and even though at times when saying “Yes” would be a higher choice, it is out of the question.
Hypnosis is subject of library talk
The Monterey Public Library will present “Hypnosis: the Ancient Cure,” a talk by Gabrielle Mancuso, Ph.D., on Monday, March 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m., in the Library Community Room. This presentation will discuss hypnosis and will be give a demonstration on the benefits of hypnotherapy. This lecture is part of “The Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life” program series that covers health and wellbeing, planning for the future, following
one’s spirit and other interesting topics for the second half of life. This program series is sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee, and will be held in the Monterey Public Library Community Room. Adults are invited to attend and admission is free. Reservations are required. Call 646-5632 or email email@example.com. The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.
Workshop on emotional and spiritual sobriety
The Beacon House invites the community to a free 12-Step workshop led by speaker, author and spiritual teacher, Herb Kaighan. The workshop will focus on improving spirituality through presence, practice and principles. The workshop is open to anyone interested in a spiritual awakening, whether involved in a 12-Step fellowship or not. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Spa, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Lunch is also included free, but an RSVP is required, which can be made by contacting the Beacon House at 372-2334. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m.
with registration and coffee. At 9 a.m. the workshop will begin, breaking at 12:15 p.m. for lunch. At 1:15 p.m. the workshop will resume, concluding at 4:30 p.m. The Beacon House, located on the Monterey Peninsula on the coast of Northern California, is an addiction treatment center for adult men and women seeking to realize a lifetime without drugs and alcohol. As one of the first recovery facilities in the western United States, the not-for-profit Beacon House offers a warm, homelike setting for those in need of a safe, comfortable environment as they begin a path to recovery. For more information visit www.beaconhouse.org or call 372-2334.
Sub-personalities help us survive as children. Then we grow up. By the time we are adults the subpersonalities are so stuck in their ways that they fail to see that our situation is entirely different now; we have inner and outer resources we didn’t have as kids; we are physically strong and capable; we have a capacity to handle emotions; we can take care of ourselves. Many times sub-personalities can be so single-minded about protecting the Child, that they have no idea that there is an Adult Self present, which creates inner conflict. Once they start seeing the bigger picture, they align themselves with the Adult instead of the old conditioning, and a happy, healthy inner family is created. Some of the sub-personalities are: Inner Judge (Inner Critic), Inner Cynic (Inner Scientist), Clown, Mr./Ms. Together, Nun/Monk, King/Queen, Warrior, Rebel, Victim, Lover, Adventurer, Rescuer, Persecutor, Artist, Dark Woman/Dark Man. Biography Rabia Erduman was born in Istanbul,
Turkey and later spent 10 years in Germany before arriving in the United States in 1983. She has traveled extensively in Europe, India, and Bali and is fluent in English, German, and Turkish. She has a bachelor’s degree. in psychology and uses the Clarity Process, Alchemical Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy and Trauma Release to assist clients in their process of self-discovery. She teaches Chakra Balancing, Intuitive Touch, and Spiritual Awakening workshops. She has been in private practice since 1983 and teaching since 1984. She has given talks on chakras, hypnotherapy, past life regression, and living life in ecstasy, among other topics. She has also been interviewed on radio and television shows. She is the author of Veils of Separation - Finding the Face of Oneness, and has four Guided Imagery CDs: “Relaxation,” “Meditation,” “Chakra Meditation,” and “Inner Guides.” To those wishing to understand her work, she says, “I have found working with the combination of mind, body, and energy to be highly effective in reaching optimum balance. My life and work are about being in the moment, free of fear and the feeling of separation. Deep joy is a natural expression of this process.”
Al-Anon holds open speaker meeting
Al-Anon Family Groups will host an open speaker meeting in the YMCA Sun Room on Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon speakers, both local and from other areas, will be featured. Families are welcome and childcare is provided. The YMCA is located at 600 Camino El Estero in Monterey. Call 375-9646 for more information.
Transform your negative beliefs. . . transform your life. Rabia Erduman, CHT, CMP, RPP, CST Author of Veils of Separation
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Freezing for Global Warming
John and Vicki Pearse join thousands at climate change rally in Washington, DC
At left, the Pearses carry a banner for the Society of integrative and Comparative Biology (SICD), an organization for which John Pearse served as president. The photo shows some of the scope of the rally. At right, John holds the banner, By John and Vicki Pearse We are standing near the Washington Monument surrounded by maybe 40,000 excited people. The wind chill drops freezing temperatures even lower, to a wicked 21 degrees. Though we have dressed for it, we can feel the damp earth through our shoes and wool socks, numbing our toes. Why oh why did we and Denyse Frischmuth decide to leave lovely, mild Pacific Grove to travel clear across the country to Washington, D.C. in February? Because it seemed important. And it seems even more important now that we are here, at the largest environmental rally ever. We have joined with people from some 30 states to call for a long overdue transition away from fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal), to put the brakes on devastating, accelerating climate change. More than 150 non-profit organizations have signed onto this movement,
Classes beginning for Monterey Marine Sanctuary docent, volunteer programs
Anyone interested in learning about The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and becoming an educational docent is welcome to attend a meeting Thurs, March 14, at the sanctuary’s headquarters in Monterey. The informational meeting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. in Building 455 at Heritage Harbor, 99 Pacific St., near Fisherman’s Wharf and Custom House Plaza. Information will be available about the sanctuary’s two educational docenting programs – Bay Net for docents along the shoreline; Team OCEAN for volunteers in kayaks during summer months. Training classes will start in midApril on six consecutive Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., with field trips and equipment training on weekends. More information is available at http://montereybay.noaa.gov, or by contacting volunteer monitoring coordinator Lisa Emanuelson at lisa.emanuelson@ noaa.gov, or 647-4227.
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with Vicki behind him bundled up in a blue jacket. In the foreground is the son of Allen Collins, who took the photos. readily accessible fuel deposits. Trying to put a positive face on it, they point to the tar sands as providing domestic energy security and, of course, jobs. This pitch is naturally appealing: we are anxious to escape from the entanglement of far-off wars and needful of employment. Pipeline proponents also argue that the fuel will be used regardless, after following some different route. Such spin is doubtful at best, more likely downright deceptive. The tars sands are not a domestic source for us, the oil may be exported to anywhere on the world market, although Europe has taken steps to ban its import. Construction will create a fraction of the jobs claimed and subtract jobs from the only bright light in today’s job growth, renewable energy; indeed, the pipeline is a job killer. The tar sands oil depends on the Keystone XL pipeline; other routes are impractical or vigorously opposed by many Canadians; several leaders of Canada’s First Nations spoke eloquently at the rally. The pipeline is indeed a “keystone” for this massive boondoggle, and without it the vastly destructive mining of tar sands in Alberta will likely grind to a halt. The most thorough analysis we’ve seen is by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and well worth reading in full by anyone who seeks to understand the pipeline’s significance. http://www.onearth.org/blog/robert-fkennedy-jr-arrested-at-white-housekeystone-xl-protest The urgency is not only about the pending decision on the pipeline. It is
Humboldt squid expert will discuss incursions into Monterey Bay
William Gilly, a noted squid researcher who has been examining the giant Humboldt squid that recently showed up in Monterey Bay, will be the speaker at an American Cetacean Society meeting on Thursday, Feb 28. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Boat Works building at Hopkins Marine Station, 120 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove. Refreshments will be available at 7. Further information is available at www.acsmb.org. Gilly is a professor at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station. His specialty in marine biology is cellular and developmental biology. He has spent years studying squid and the Humboldt squid usually found in the warmer waters of the Gulf of California researching, among other things, how nerve and muscle cells are modified by environmental factors like temperature.
about the global need to stop using fossil fuels, to stop adding carbon dioxide and other pollutants to our already overloaded atmosphere. And to embrace clean, renewable sources of energy, which are now more efficient and cheaper than burning hard-to-extract fossil fuels – something the heavily subsidized fossilfuel industry doesn’t want us to know. Again, why did this seem important enough to make us go to Washington? Ultimately, in the most personal way, because we have a 6-year-old granddaughter, and we care about what kind of world Fiona will live in. The tragedy is that only greed and habit are driving the continuing “demand” for oil. We can capture all the energy we need from sustainable wind, solar, and tidal sources -- an amazing human achievement. Fiona and her generation should be able to benefit from it, not suffer from human short-sightedness. And just perhaps they can, if enough people wake up to the threat of global warming. For starters, we can support the Climate Protection Act, proposed by our own Barbara Boxer and her colleague, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, which is now being considered by the Senate. John Pearse is Professor Emeritus, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz. Upon learning that they were going to attend the rally, we asked John and his wife for a report on not only what the rally was about, but what it was like to be there.
As of 2/20/13 there are 2,477 monarchs in the Sanctuary. What could account for the drop from more than 7,000 on Feb. 2? The number of monarchs seemed consistent over the past couple of weeks, but last week’s warm weather made them extremely active. There was plenty of mating on Valentine’s Day, monarchs were flying everywhere, and the warm weather meant that when we tried to do another count on Saturday on Feb. 16, they were already flying around and mating at 7:30 in the morning. It’s possible that the extended time of warm weather had the monarchs convinced it was time to leave and lay eggs, or it allowed them to move to other wintering sites nearby.
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