In This Issue
Kiosk Butterfly Population The Pacific Grove Natural History Museum reports
Saturday’s monarch count was 6,050. They are still congregated in one very dense cluster on a Monterey pine tree in the yard of 210 Ridge Rd. The good news is that they are visible from the Sanctuary and docents have been able to get a scope on them for the hundreds of visitors passing through each day. This is the start of the Western Monarch New Year’s Count, and our volunteers will again attempt to count monarchs at 7 additional Monterey County sites, collecting valuable citizen science data for the Xerces Society. WMNYC runs 12/30-1/14.
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Mom About Town - Page 14
Pacific Groove Dance Jam Chautauqua Hall 8-10 PM •
Dance at Chautauqua Hall
• Fri., Jan. 19
CD Release Party David Holodiloff Band Balkan String Projekt PG Art Center 568 Lighthouse 7 PM $25 at the door
• Sat. Jan. 20
10-12:30 AM Open House All Saints Day School 8060 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel RSVP 624-9171 •
Forest Hill Manor will host the “Public Water Now” non-profit group on Tuesday January 23 at 7 PM. 551 Gibson Avenue, Pacific Grove. The general public is invited. Mr. George Riley will be the speaker and is extremely knowledgeable about water issues on the Monterey Peninsula. The presentation, along with question/answer time, will be 1 hour.
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Vol. X, Issue 18
Monterey Bay: Septic Tank or Sanctuary By Gary Baley By now most people have heard the news of the massive sewer spill into Monterey Bay. It’s as if the bay is a septic tank. Some details may be suprising. Monterey One Water (MOW), formerly MRWPCA, treats raw sewage for about one-quarter million residences and businesses in Monterey County. Their treatment plant is located adjacent to the County Landfill along Del Monte road north of the Marina city limits. From 8 pm Friday night January 19 to 5:30 am Saturday morning MOW dumped 4.9 million gallons of raw sewage into Monterey Bay according to Paul Sciuto, General Manager. The spill occurred when the main intake bar screen filter to the treatment plant became clogged with debris, as it does from time to time, and the headworks structure began to fill unchecked with raw sewage as a single computer-controlled sensor alarm failed to activate. The headworks is a structure that can be considered as a giant tank where five pipelines converge: three sewage intake pipelines from the Monterey Peninsula, Castroville, and Salinas; a pipe where the combined effluent is pumped into the treatment plant for processing; and a separate ocean outfall pipeline 60 inches in diameter which terminates in Monterey Bay. This pipeline is used to drain water that has been treated to agricultural quality into the Bay during months of ample rainfall. Eventually the rising level of sewage in the headworks reached the ocean outfall pipe (basically a huge overflow drain) then began to empty into the bay 2.5 miles offshore and 150 feet deep. However the inflow to the headworks was stronger than the outflow so the sewage level continued to rise until it topped the headworks and spilled onto the ground at the treatment plant where it was then discovered by a solitary worker making rounds at 4:50 am Saturday according to Richard Gilliam, operations supervisor. The spillage was stopped at approximately 5:30 am, some 8 hours after it had begun; but the cleanup operation at the plant was still underway as of this reporter’s visit 10
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Stevenson School students contribute 1,700 hours of service to Monterey community Inside Other Random Thoughts................... 16 Breaker of the Week........................... 4 Butterfly cartoon............................... 19 Cartoon.............................................. 2 FYI.................................................... 23 Homeless in Paradise........................ 20 Keepers of Our Culture..................... 19 Legal Notices........................ 10, 14, 15 Living Healthy...............................Dark Mom About Town............................. 14 Otter Views-Farewell!....................... 16 Police Log.......................................... 6 Postcard from the Kitchen................... 8 Rain Gauge........................................ 2 Reasoning with God......................... 17 Sanctuary of the Soul........................ 18 Spotlight........................................... 20
Annual Service Day galvanizes 300 Pirates to give back to organizations across the county
Last Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 Stevenson School’s entire Lower and Middle Divisions– 262 students (grades PK-8), 50 faculty and staff—came together through service to make a difference in our local community. Totaling more than 1,700 hours of service, students volunteered their time at more than nine locations throughout Monterey County. • 1,722 hours of service • 150 native plants and 300 trees planted • 125 handmade hats for the homeless • 2 handmade blankets for the Linus Project • 100 placemats for Meals on Wheels and women’s shelters • 75 bookmarks for Monterey Peninsula public libraries • 1,500 pounds of rice and beans for the Rice and Beans Project • 70 computers refurbished at Loaves & Fishes & Computers • 60 bags of clothing and donations sorted at Veterans Transition Center ª• 4,800 meal packages that will last a family of four a month
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20 lunches made a distributed to the homeless 75 sock dolls for hospitalized children 2,000 pieces of trash from local beaches and the recreation trail Service projects in the community included sorting food at the
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Food Bank of Monterey County, serving meals at Dorothy’s Kitchen, preparing food at Meals on Wheels, partnering with MEarth to do conservation work at Odello Beach, fixing computers for low income families with Loaves & Fishes & Computers, and much more. Younger students stayed on the school’s campus in Carmel, but were equally committed to serving our community. Students bagged beans and rice, made bread for local fire departments, created placemats for homeless shelters and safe houses and sock dolls for hospitalized children, made cards for our neighbors, and sewed blankets and warm hats for the homeless. Additionally, our Grade 3 students visited Park Lane senior living facility to sing for residents. “I learned today that you can plant a forest just by cutting off stems of a tree; I think that’s very interesting,” shared Alessandro De Leo, Grade 5. “ It’s important to give back to the community because here in California, it’s a place like no other. We need to keep the native plants alive.” “I was moved beyond words by the generosity of our students and families, the deep and authentic commitment by every one of us who participated, and the appreciation and joy of those whom we helped,” shared Molly Bozzo, head of the lower and middle division. “We will continue to thread the message and action of service learning through our curriculum, and build upon the emotion and purpose this day inspired in all of us.” Stevenson School’s annual Service Day began three years ago, as a way to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his message of service and hope. It sparked a larger commitment to active citizenship and volunteerism throughout the school community, and is now just one part of Stevenson’s year-round service learning program.
About Stevenson School Founded in 1952, Stevenson School is a selective coeducational boarding and day school with 750 students and 30 buildings on 50 acres of land and two campuses. The 500-student upper division, comprised of grades 9-12, is located on the Pebble Beach Campus, where about 60 percent of students reside in six faculty-supervised dormitories; the lower and middle divisions, totaling 262 students in grades PK-8, are located on the Carmel Campus. As an American school with a global sensibility, Stevenson is premised on a vision of education as the means by which we discover the world and contribute to its transformation. We believe that one’s education is best pursued in the company of others, for others’ benefit as well as one’s own. Our Latin motto—Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re (Gentle in manner, resolute in action)—inspires humility and perseverance. Our mission includes three aims: to prepare students for success in school and life beyond school, to foster their passion for learning and achievement, and to help them shape a joyful life. Stevenson offers a values-driven community experience influenced by the distinctive beauty, ecological biodiversity, and contemplative culture of the Central Coast. For more information about Stevenson School, visit www.stevensonschool. org.
Molly McCormick, grade 8
Billy Dayton, grade7; Tomi Main, grade 8; Claren Wong, grade 6.
6th graders on Beach Cleanup
Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported at Canterbury Woods
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Week ending 1/25/18- 7:45 AM.............. .96" Total for the season............................... 5:26" The historic average to this date is ........N/A" Wettest year.................................................. 47.15" During rain year 07-01-97 through 06-30-98 Driest year.................................................... 15.54" During rain year 07-01-12 through 06-30-13 RAINFALL SEASON BEGINS JULY 1 EACH YEAR
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Week ending morning 1/25/18............. .89" Near Lovers Point Total for the 7/1/17). ....... 4.94" Dataseason reported by(since John Munch at 18th St. Last week low12/07/16.......................... temperature................... 44° Week ending .19"F Last week high temperature.................. Total for the season (since 7/1/16)........ 61° 5.42"F Last year rain to date (07/01/16-1/24/17)... 13.35F ” Last week low temperature..................41.5 Last week high temperature.................63.5 F
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CERT Volunteers Drill for Disaster
Petition seeks to add anti-STR measure to November ballot By Gary Baley A Pacific Grove citizens group called Pacific Grove Neighbors United wants to ban short-term rentals, or STRs, in most of Pacific Grove’s residential neighborhoods. The group is concerned that the residential character of their city is under assault by outside real estate investors cashing in on the disparity in long-term versus short-term rental incomes by purchasing single-family homes—but using them like single‑unit motels—commercial use in a residential neighborhood. “It’s all about the money” said Pacific Grove resident Luke Coletti, one of the organizers of a petition drive that held a kickoff rally Saturday in Jewell Park. “Short-term rentals can yield up to four times the income of long-term rentals and 80 percent of STR owners live outside the area” he added. The petition aims to place a measure on the ballot in November to allow the city’s residents to decide whether to override the City Council and ban STRs in residential areas of Pacific Grove excluding the coastal zone and commercially zoned areas where they would continue to be allowed. The measure would not ban room rentals in owner-occupied homes. At the conclusion of their first signature rally they had garnered over one-third of the 1,000 signatures needed by June to get on the November ballot. Moe Ammar, President of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, said that the Chamber supports the initiative. He also believes that “The voters should have a say in deciding the character of their neighborhoods.” Ammar added that the Hospitality Improvement District, an advisory board appointed by the City Council representing the hospitality community, supports the initiative having seen a decline in demand attributed to STRs. The initiative if approved by the voters would over 18 months phase out existing short-term rentals in most residential districts. Short-term rentals are defined as rentals of non-owner-occupied single-family homes for less than 30 days. It does not change any rules allowing home-sharing or renting rooms in owner-occupied single-family homes. The initiative also allows for short-term “home sharing, house swaps, house sitting, pet sitting, work trade, and similar arrangements.” The Pacific Grove City Council had banned STRs in the past, but in 2010 when the city became cash-strapped, the council reversed its policy and reintroduced STRs to increase revenue from transit occupancy taxes. Pacific Grove Neighbors United believes that this has confounded residential neighborhoods with traffic, parking, noise, and policing responsibilities associated with a constant influx of strangers. They further claim that the financial position of Pacific Grove has improved, obviating the need for STR tax income. Pacific Grove Neighbors United will be soliciting additional signatures to place the initiative on the ballot at popular locations throughout the city, major events, and by canvassing door-to-door. The organization has also set up a web site, www.pgneighbors.com, to provide details on the initiative and news related to it.
CERT team members look for "victims" in Pacific Grove
Ryan Weeks listens to review of exercise
CERT team transports victim to PG Fire Station
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Breakers of the Week
Del Monte Kennel Club Donation to Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
By Mei Bailey
Caroline Coen and Elle Defensor
Caroline Coen and Elle Defensor are the co-founders of Monday Morning Music, a new introductory music program for fifth graders from both elementary schools. Unlike in years past, at the beginning of the school year there was no established instrumental music program at either Robert Down or Forest Grove. The two high school freshmen decided to take on the project and find a way to continue the music education program themselves. “I’ve made most of my favorite memories through band,” Elle says, “I wanted to pass it on to future generations.” Caroline and Elle overcame many challenges to organize the program, including dealing with school regulations, finding time for the classes to meet, and getting administrators, parents, and students in the loop. They also worked to recruit teaching assistants--student musicians from the high school--to help teach specific instruments. “It is a solid start, and it’s going to get better from here,” Caroline says about the first official meeting last Monday. The end goal of Monday Morning Music is to have the fifth graders making music together in band or orchestra, playing the traditional “Regal March” that every fifth grade musician in Pacific Grove learns. This generation of young musicians will continue to grow and develop, thanks to Caroline and Elle’s dedicated work to the preservation of the Pacific Grove music program.
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Peace of Mind Dog Rescue received a total of $500 in donations from individual members of the Del Monte Kennel Club. Left to right: Allison Souza (POMDR Operations/Volunteer Manager), Petunia, Angela Preston (POMDR Intake/ Foster Manager) holding Teller, Jackson, Julie Craig (DMKC Board Member), Carie Broecker (POMDR Co-Founder & Executive Director) holding Marshall, Ellen Mitchell (DMKC Officer).
Sharks Lost at Library On February 22, 2018 Pacific Grove Library will host Dr. Dave Ebert to discuss his book and passion; “Searching for Lost Sharks”. He is the Program Director of the Pacific Shark Research Center in Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. Pocket Guides will be available for purchase and the author will be available to sign his books and answer questions. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.. Doors open at 7:20 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 Pacific Grove Library is located at 550 Central Avenue.
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Secretary Leon Panetta to Present Awards at Chamber’s Annual Membership Luncheon Four awards of Excellence will be presented to local business people at the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce’s 97th Annual Membership Luncheon on Friday, March 2nd, at the Inn at Spanish Bay. The awards will be presented by former United States Secretary of Defense and CIA Director, Leon Panetta. Secretary Panetta has a distinguished career in public service and represented the Monterey Bay area in Congress for 16 years before serving as Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Bill Clinton, who later appointed him White House Chief of Staff. He and his wife Sylvia founded and led the Panetta Institute for Public Policy at CSUMB after departing the White House in 1997. Leon Panetta returned to public service under President Barack Obama, serving as CIA Director and then Secretary of Defense. He returned to the Panetta Institute in 2013. The guest speaker for the Annual Luncheon will be Mr. John Kabateck, CEO of Kabateck Strategies and California State Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. In his role at the NFIB, John oversees the association’s actions and advocacy on behalf of 22,000 member small businesses across California and a total of 3.8 million small businesses in the state. The luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Cost is $25. The menu includes steak or veggie, and complimentary wine will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information or reservations, contact the Chamber office at 373-3304 or email email@example.com. “The Awards of Excellence are given on the basis of quality of service, involvement in the Chamber of Commerce and giving back to the community,” said Chamber President Moe Ammar. Awards to be given include: Best Entrepreneur Ted Balestrieri, Founding Chairman & CEO, Cannery Row Company For many, Ted Balestreri needs no introduction. Originally from Brooklyn, Ted moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1957 and began his career in hospitality. He is the CEO and Chairman of the world-renowned restaurant The Sardine Factory, which helped put Monterey on the culinary map for California travelers in the early 1970s. For the past 50 years Ted has also been the CEO and Chairman of the Cannery Row Company, a company he founded and through which he expanded commercial development on Cannery Row. Under his leadership the company oversees enterprises that bring millions of visitors to the Monterey Peninsula each year. He has served on the Board of the National Restaurant Association for 40 years, including one year as its president, and as commissioner on the California Travel & Tourism Commission for 22 years. He is also a fierce advocate for education and serves on board of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, on the Board of Trustees of Robert Louis Stevenson School, and on the Board of Rancho Cielo and the CSUMB President’s Council. Best Restaurant – Vivolo’s Chowder House,
in Lake Tahoe, Boston-born chef, Mark Davis, opened Vivolo’s Chowder House with his wife Julie and her family in 1990. The couple chose Pacific Grove due to its proximity to the freshest possible seafood from the Monterey Bay and high quality produce available from nearby Salinas Valley. The restaurant’s menu reflects Mark’s East Coast beginnings and Julie’s Italian heritage, serving up chowder, cioppino and fresh fish alongside various pasta based and Italian coastal inspired dishes. The restaurant offers unique and delicious takes on contemporary and classic American seafood and is particularly known for its clam chowder and garlic cheese lids. Vivolo’s Chowder House has also been involved in the community, participating in fundraisers including the Annual Flavors of Pacific Grove, held every November. Best Commercial Property Owner Stacey Golding Stacey Golding has been a proud Pacific Grove
through their doors. Phil’s shop often has a line out the door and when open, is rarely seen empty. Spreading his love of music, Phill also routinely plays his guitar for customers during First Fridays, usually playing to a crowd that spills out onto the street. Phill also serves on the Pacific Grove Economic Development Commission. Under his leadership, Phill’s Barber Shop has asserted itself as a cornerstone of the Pacific Grove community and a business that executes a wide variety of quality services for every single customer.
Ted Balestrieri Mark Davis, Owner Vivolo’s Chowder House has been proudly serving Pacific Grove visitors and locals some of the area’s finest seafood-based cuisine for the past 28 years. After a successful restaurant career opening two businesses
property owner since her youth, inheriting commercial property in downtown Pacific Grove from her father, Stacey has been a lifelong steward of notable Pacific Grove properties. She is the owner of the building currently occupied by The Quill and also owns what will soon be Pacific Grove’s newest downtown attraction, the Monarch Grill building on Lighthouse and 17th. She inspired the flower baskets recently installed outside both locations and throughout her tenure in Pacific Grove has remained constantly committed to maintaining the city’s Victorian charm and small-town appeal through her property ownership. Of doing business in Pacific Grove, she says “It is such an honor to own property and be a caretaker here, it means the world.” Best Service – Phill’s Barber Shop Phill Benson, Owner Since opening in 2015, Phill Benson of Phill’s Bar-
Guest Speaker John Kabateck, CEO of Kabateck Strategies and California State Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses
ber Shop has continued a grand tradition of barbering at his downtown Pacific Grove location and put his own twist on the trade. Benson comes from a family in the barber shop industry, his father runs a popular shop in San Jose and his grandparents were barber shop suppliers. Phill and his staff specialize in men’s cuts, shaves and beards but will happily serve anyone who walks
Former United States Secretary of Defense and CIA Director, Leon Panetta will presents the annual awards
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Sounds like owner has two smashed cars. David Ave. - Non- Injury vehicle collision. Both vehicles towed at owners request “ Hey property owner, where do we send the bill? So last week. See last week’s front page. C.S.T. was first on the scene, again. Tree from private property fell into roadway. Public works notified and removed tree. Property owner notified.- ” Sounds like a very expensive ticket. Vehicle stop for CVC violations. Driver determined to have a suspended license and no insurance, Driver cited at scene. Family Feud. PC refuse go: Po. Required privilege \ Lighthouse Ave. – R/P reported his sister trespassing on his residence. Female suspect was cited and released. Double feature - Breaking Away / Old Yeller. Info in peace disturbance. Victim riding bicycle was yelled at by suspect. Suspect left scene, no further incident, Documentation only. Note to editor: people who get yelled at are victims. I’m just saying. I wonder if thief got ATM card from their most recent vehicular burglary. Theft: use of access card. 19thSt. - R/P reported unauthorized purchases. No suspect information. Again, please don’t leave anything in your vehicle, and lock it; too! “Drivable” suggests air bags did not deploy. Accident TC – Private property – drivable / \Central Ave. Non-injury vehicle collision. I’m hearing Circus music again. Accident Tc – public property – Tow away / \ Sunset Dr. Non-injury collision. One vehicle towed by officers. The other was towed by rental company. Hope she’s better off without him. He enjoyed wearing her clothes so much, he didn’t want to say goodbye to them? Info in civil issue. – Officers conducted a civil standby as R/P removed personal property from her ex-boyfriend’s home. Hope it was a Camry. They are so ugly. Repo- Man called in and notified PGPD he had done a repo. Said owner had voluntarily surrendered vehicle. Probably because it is so ugly and soulless. Better than a barking spider. MC barking dog\ 19th St. - Barking dog. Someone got the shaft on Shafter. Sound familiar? PC theft of personal property PR \ Shafter Ave. – Personal property taken from unlocked vehicle. Try looking in Beverly Hills 90210, or Dallas, Fantasy Island. Melrose Place – Missing person reported by family member. Go pick it up! Found property (info) Alder St. - Property was found at the park, and was turned in to PGPD. Best not to overstay your welcome, when you have a warrant. It is kind of PGPD to keep his belongings safe. PC Bench Warrant: FTA: FE \George Washington Park.- Subject contacted for municipal code violation. Subject determined to have a warrant. Subject transported to County Jail. Request for property to be transported to city yard for safekeeping. I have a feeling this criminal mastermind could not figure out how to break in to the vehicle, then gave up. VC Tamper with vehicle \ Chestnut St. - Report of a vehicle vandalism. Good to know PGPD have a suspect. Go ahead and turn yourself in Suspect. Accident TC- H&R – public property- tow away/ \ Central Ave. – A hit and run collision occurred. The suspect vehicle left the scene of the collision without the proper exchange of information. No injuries reported. Fender bender. Accident TC-Private property – drivable / \ Lighthouse Ave. – Non-injury vehicle collision. Hey Suspect, do you feel that cold chill going down your spine? That’s the PGPD. Go ahead and turn yourself in. 0927 PC Attempt Burglary \ Central Ave. – A suspect attempted to enter victim’s residence by opening the front and side doors. The suspect is known and at large at this time. Probably searched contents of vehicle and found nothing of value. If vehicle had been empty, perhaps suspect would not have tried. Please stop leaving anything in your vehicles. PC Vandalism \ Monterey Ave, - Victims front drives side window was damaged bu unknown object. No suspect information. Off you go. PC Discord Conduct: Alcohol \ 13th ST. – Suspect located in park sleeping. Suspect was contacted and determined to be under the influence. Subject taken into custody and transported to County Jail. Should I be looking for yet another drone? Lost property (info) \Forest Ave. – R/P came to PGPD to report he had lost his personal property in the above area. Again: Stop keeping valuable and tempting stuff in your car! 0PC Burglary \ Sunset Dr. – Unknown suspects(s) broke the victim’s rear passenger side window and took various items from the vehicle, The suspect(s) are unknown and at large at this time.
PSEWAGE From Page 1
am Monday morning Originally the spill was attributed to failure of a PLC, a programmable logic controller—a rather obtuse way of describing a computer. When this reporter questioned Gilliam, Government Affairs Administrator Mike McCullough, and Assistant Manager Tammie McNaire, Monday morning they acknowledged that the controller was part of a local computer network at the plant that was “firewalled” on a network with an Internet gateway. However, they were confident that this fault was not the result of a computer hack. McNaire also said “We will be looking at mitigating measures to prevent this from happening again.” Despite repeated requests, MOW staff declined to identify the failing unit or its manufacturer, and declined to allow this reporter access to the headworks structure for photographs. Clogging of the intake screen is an unexceptional event and clearing it is a routine operation, but it has to be attended quickly. Stopping the input flow for any extended period would cause backups in all upstream locales—imagine 250,000 toilets overflowing simultaneously—a plumber’s dream perhaps, but a community’s nightmare, not to mention a horror for MOW. When the spill was discovered, MOW promptly notified the appropriate authorities including NOAA, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey County Health Department and other agencies. John Ramirez, Monterey County’s Director of Environmental Health, said “I’ve never seen anything like this before.” Upon learning of the spill, he ordered beaches in range of the contaminant plume immediately cordoned off, and he ordered daily bacterial contaminant testing of both beach and offshore waters at 16 locations. Although the results of the tests did show bacteria, remarkably they were all within legal limits. Ramirez attributes this to vigorous storm wind and wave action dispersing the contaminant plume quickly. Starting Tuesday all beaches were open but with a Caution Advisory due to rainfall runoff, unrelated to the spill. “Testing will continue on a daily basis for the next week.” Ramirez said. Scott Kathey, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Emergency Response Coordinator had not seen an event of this magnitude in his 20-year career. He explained that the effects on the undersea ecosystem and associated marine life from this spill have yet to be determined. His agency sent two people on scene to query MOW staff. “The most important thing now is to find out what happened and why it went unabated as long as it did” he said. He also noted that the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement will be the point agency in the investigation. Although MOW under the guise of a MRWPCA 2012 document does have a “Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan,” it is strictly focused on hazardous materials spills—there is no mention of raw sewage spills such as occurred this weekend. Having a single point of failure in a computer-controlled sensor/alarm seems to be a design oversight in the MOW treatment plant. It does raise the question of what other single-point failures may exist in this 30-year-old plant that might threaten the Bay and the people and marine life that rejoice in it.
Gang Prevention Summit is Saturday Families, youth, and adults are invited to be a part of the Annual Gang Prevention Summit on Saturday, January 27. This free event will be located at the Salinas Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) at 85 Maryal Drive behind the Salinas Sports Complex. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The Summit is designed to equip Monterey County residents with the tools they need to combat gang violence. Last year, 92 percent of youth who attended said they were less likely to join a gang after attending and 86 percent said they would recommend the Summit to other teens. The event will feature true, life-changing stories, networking opportunities, and resources to help local youth, families and community members curb youth violence and gang involvement. Carol Cervantes was raised on the eastside of Salinas and currently works for the City of Salinas in their Street Outreach Program. She will be one of the many panelists at Saturday’s Summit. “Many lives, including mine, were touched at this event,” Cervantes said of last year’s Summit. Other speakers will include former NFL pro Anthony Toney, Salinas Chief of Police Adele Fresé, BGCMC President and CEO Michael Jackson, and more. The event is sponsored by Taylor Farms and JV
Smith Companies. Registration isn’t required, but encouraged. Please contact Jose Moran, BGCMC director of community relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (831) 3945171 for more information. Daycare will be provided for children 4-9 years of age and lunch is also included for attendees. Crossroads Sponsors for the event are JV Smith Companies and Taylor Farms. About Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) has played an integral role in the community for over 49 years. BGCMC operates Clubhouses in Seaside and Salinas, providing a safe haven for over 600 children and teens a day with programs that focus on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character & Leadership. Club members are offered mentoring and guidance to maintain ongrade school progression, graduate from high school, and prepare for college and careers. Nearly 90 percent of the total budget comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundations. The Clubs are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. during summer and school breaks, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. when school is in session. Additional information is available at www.bgcmc.org or via phone at 831-394-5171.
DAR Sets Ancestor Roundup
The Commodore Sloat Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold its 37th Annual Ancestor Roundup Genealogy Seminar on Saturday, February 3. The all-day seminar will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1024 Noche Buena, between Kimball and Plumas, in Seaside. Over 30 classes will be presented, including Absolute Beginning Genealogy, Using Military Records, Using FamilySearch and Ancestry, Scandinavian Research, Online Family History Research, DNA Research, and more. The cost to attend is $30 for a printed syllabus or $20 for an electronic (PDF) syllabus. Lunch is included. Those desiring a printed syllabus should register by Wednesday, January 31. For additional information or to register send an email to DAR.AncestorRoundup@gmail.com or call (831) 582-8015.
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Programs at the Library All programs at the Pacific Grove Library For more information call 648-5760.
Center for Spiritual Awakening 522 Central Ave. • 831-372-1942
Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Ave. • 831-375-7207
Chabad of Monterey
620 Lighthouse Ave., Entrance on 18th • 831-643-2770
Tuesday, Jan. 30 • 11:00 am Stories for PreSchool (ages 2-5) • Wednesday, Jan. 31 • 3:45 pm Wacky Wednesday (stories, crafts, science for ages 5 and up) • Thursday, Feb. 1 • 11:00 am Baby Rhyme Time for babies birth - 24 months
Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Ave. • 831-372-0363
Community Baptist Church
Monterey & Pine Avenues • 831-375-4311
First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Ave. • 831-373-0741
First Church of God
1023 David Ave. • 831-372-5005
First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove Worship: Sundays 10:00 a.m. 915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr. • 831-372-5875
Forest Hill United Methodist Church Services 9 a.m. Sundays 551 Gibson Ave. • 831-372-7956
Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive • 831-375-2138
Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove
PG Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave. • 831-333-0636
Manjushri Dharma Center
724 Forest Ave. • 831-901-3156 manjushridharmacenter.org • email@example.com
Chautauqua Hall Dance Club Saturdays
As of June 2017, the entry fee is a low-cost $5 for the first Sat. of the month for members and non-members alike! Annual membership fee is $10. Buy 2018 memberships for $10! Prices go up to $15 in January! Try us out! Chautauqua Hall, 16th St. at Central Ave Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Fee includes 55 min. dance lesson, DJ’d music for three hours and buffet of healthful snacks. Background: Chautauqua Hall Dance Club, a non-profit founded in 1926, is dedicated to making dance accessible to everyone. We offer dance classes in over 20 kinds of ballroom, nightclub and specialty dances so that everyone can share in the joy in partnered social dance. Additional info: No partner needed. Everyone welcome. Kids 13 and under free with an adult. For more information, go to: pgdance.org/index.html or Facebook at: https:// www.facebook.com/groups/PGDANCE/ Background: Chautauqua Hall Dance Club, a non-profit founded in 1926, is dedicated to making dance accessible to everyone. We offer dance classes in over 20 kinds of ballroom, nightclub and specialty dances so that everyone can share in the joy in partnered social dance. Additional info: No partner needed. Everyone welcome. Kids 13 and under free with an adult.
Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th St. • 831-373-4705
Peninsula Baptist Church
1116 Funston Ave. • 831-394-5712
Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Ave. • 831-373-0431
St. Angela Merici Catholic Church 146 8th St. • 831-655-4160
St. Anselm’s Anglican Church
Sundays 9:30 a.m. 375 Lighthouse Ave. • 831-920-1620 Fr. Michael Bowhay
St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12 th St. • 831-373-4441
Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Ave. • 831-372-7818
OUTSIDE PACIFIC GROVE Bethlehem Lutheran Church
800 Cass St., Monterey • 831-373-1523 Pastor Bart Rall
Congregation Beth Israel
5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel • 831-624-2015
Monterey Center for Spiritual Living
Sunday Service 10:30 am 400 West Franklin St., Monterey • 831-372-7326 www.montereycsl.org
Shoreline Community Church
2500 Garden Rd. Monterey 8:30 am 10 am & 11:30 am Sundays. 831-655-0100 www.shorelinechurch.org
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church 698 Laine St, Monterey • Father Karas (831) 375-7200 Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 490 Aguajito Rd., Carmel • 831-624-7404 Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. and 1:15 a.m.
Gentrain Society Lectures The Gentrain Society of Monterey Peninsula College is sponsoring these free public lectures in January, 2018. For lengthier descriptions and illustrations for these talks please see the Gentrain website. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Gentrain Society Lecture: Beneath the Blue: Undersea Imagery and Maps Monterey Peninsula College Lecture Forum 103 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Free; MPC Parking $3.00 Information: www.gentrain.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; 372-0895 Despite growth in coastal populations around the world, the undersea environment continues to be a mystery to many. However, imagery collected by a variety of research platforms, when married to high-resolution topographic maps of the seafloor, can both serve science and provide evocative images of the marine environment. In this talk, marine biologist James Lindholm will explain how new techniques are providing data that help decision-makers manage the marine environment. Dr. Lindholm is the James W. Rote Distinguished Professor of Marine Science and Policy and the director of the Institute for Applied Marine Ecology (IfAME) at California State University, Monterey Bay. Dr. Lindholm’s research interests include the landscape ecology of fishes, the recovery of seafloor habitats and associated taxa following the cessation of fishing activity, and the design and efficacy of marine protected areas. He has conducted research around the world, using technologies such as remotely operated vehicles, human-occupied submersibles, autonomous underwater vehicles, and acoustic telemetry. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Gentrain Society Lecture: The Loss of the Hindenburg Monterey Peninsula College Lecture Forum 103 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Free; MPC Parking $3.00 Information: www.gentrain.org ; email@example.com ; 372-0895 Michael Adamson will talk about the mystery that still surrounds the crash of the Hindenburg in May 1937. Even after all these years, we still do not know exactly what caused this disaster which resulted in the escape of only 62 passengers and crew out of a total of 9700. Michael will present some new suggestions as to what might have caused this tragedy. Michael Adams came to California from his native England in 1972. After many years in the banking industry he recently retired and lives in Monterey. His main interest is studying history and, in particular, aviation history.
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Candied Orange Peel Pie Sally Baho Post Cards from the Kitchen
Land Use Plan will go to City Council
The Planning Commission at their Special Meeting on January 11, 2018, voted 7-0-0 to recommend their December 8, 2016 recommended Land Use Plan and Implementation Plan with minor modifications for Council consideration. Staff will continue to work on crafting a Local Coastal Program that meets the City’s objectives. A City Council meeting will be held at a future date this spring. Staff thanks everyone for their participation to date in this significant planning effort.
You may have noticed rhubarb growing in your yard or in some garden in the neighborhood. Or you remember having rhubarb pie as a kid—your favorite aunt made it—or maybe it grew along the driveway of your childhood home. Or you’ve never had rhubarb anything and couldn’t tell the difference between it and a common weed. Well, rhubarb actually grows quite well in this area! A dear friend of mine has several rhubarb plants in her yard. This past weekend she taught me how to pick them—there’s a bit of a trick to it—and showed me how to make a rhubarb pie. Rhubarb is a perennial with green to pink to almost magenta stalks and very dark green leaves. The stalks are the edible part—they’re crisp like celery and tart in flavor. Do not eat the leaves! They are poisonous. It is recorded to have been consumed by the Chinese from 2,700 years ago and has been praised for its numerous health benefits, including having vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, manganese, and potassium, and, due to its high fiber and water content is noted for its cathartic and laxative properties. To pick rhubarb, you want to find healthy looking, young stalks. You can tell which these are as the leaves will be green and ideally, undamaged. The stalks themselves will be firm and perky but do not necessarily have to be a specific color (on the spectrum of green to magenta and any shade or combination in between). You will grab the stalk about three quarters of the way down with your thumb running parallel to the stalk, pointing towards the earth and the rest of your hand and fingers wrapped around the stalk. With a firm, quick yank the stalk should come out with a clean snap. You may find a small new plant has come off with the stalk you just picked and that’s OK, cut it off and compost it—along with the poisonous leaf. Rhubarb and Candied Orange Peel Pie Ingredients 1 pie crust—you can buy this pre-made at the grocery store, I made mine 4 cups fresh rhubarb, cleaned, and cut in 1 inch chunks 1/3 cup flour 1/3-1/2 cup sugar, depending on how sweet you like your pies 1/2 cup candied orange peel, chopped finely Preheat oven to 400˚ F. In a medium sized bowl, toss the rhubarb with the flour and sugar. Mix in the chopped candied orange peel. Set aside. Line your favorite pie dish with a rolled-out sheet of your pie dough, reserving a small portion of the dough for the top decoration. Add in the rhubarb mix and cover with the remaining pie dough. This can be done in a crisscross motif, or by rolling the dough out and using cookie cutters to cut out some fun shapes of your choosing, and simply laying them on top of the rhubarb mix. Bake in preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes. You want the dough to get golden but not brown! Let cool completely before serving. Enjoy with whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream. Oh, it makes a killer breakfast with a strong cup of coffee the next morning. Or even for dinner like I prefer! As forthe poison part: Rhubarb leaves contain oxalate, which can cause illness or death when large quantities are ingested. Most of rhubarb’s oxalate is in its leaves, so trim them off and discard them, and you’re safe. There is almost no poison in rhubarb stalks. By the way, it’s not easy to die from eating rhubarb leaves. According to The Rhubarb Compendium website (at www.rhubarbinfo.com), if you weigh 150 pounds, you’d have to eat about 11 pounds of leaves to kill yourself. Of course, eating less than that will make you sick, so don’t try this at home.
Poetry In The Grove
Examines the Poetry of Jane Hirshfield on February 3, 2018, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Jewel Park in Pacific Grove It was early. The sun painted brightness onto the water, and wherever you sat that path led directly to you. From Wood. Salt. Water, a poem by Jane Hirshfield
Poetry In The Grove meets on the first Saturday of each month to read favorite poets and poems and discover poets new to us. All are invited to read and discuss the featured poet in this informal discussion circle. Cosponsored by the Pacific Grove Poetry Collective and the Pacific Grove Public Library. This event is offered at no cost, donations for the PG Public Library gratefully accepted. www.facebook.com/PacificGrovePoetryCollective
January 26, 2018 • CEDAR STREET
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Whalefest Celebration This Weekend in Monterey
8th Annual Whalefest Monterey to be held on January 27 & 28, 2018 at Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, California including an outstanding 2-day Symposium at the Wharf Theatre The Whale Watching Capital of the World™ Don’t miss a free fun and educational, interactive family event for all ages that celebrates the migration of the gray whales and much more! The event also benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. At a Glance: What: The Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf Association will sponsor and hold the 8th Annual Whalefest Monterey Where: At and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, California, The Whale Watching Capital of the World™ . Directions: https://www.montereywharf. com/map.html When: Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The schedule for the weekend event and the 2-day Symposium is now posted on https://www.montereywharf. com/event/whalefest-monterey.html There is 4-hour free parking, courtesy of the City of Monterey, for locals with Monterey County ID from January 26-28, 2018. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 2380777. About Whalefest Monterey: Whalefest Monterey™ celebrates the migration of the gray whales, and benefits the many local and national marine organizations that build awareness about the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary which educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect it. Among the highlights will be an outstanding Symposium with lectures and documentaries related to ocean and marine life conservation presented at the Wharf Theatre. Check https://www.montereywharf.com/event/ whalefest-monterey.html for details. Besides musical performances, there will be many educational displays by organizations that affect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Thousands of attendees are expected again this year that range from local families and school children who want to learn more about our maritime environment to visitors from near and far who want to explore the annual whale migration. Whale watchers come from around the world to view hundreds of whales, orcas, dolphins and pelicans who continue to feast on a “krill and anchovy buffet” in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Throughout
the year, this Whale Watching Capital of the World offers sightings of 15 species of whales, 10 species of dolphins, 2 species of porpoise, 6 species of pinnipeds and 1 species of Fissiped (sea otter). Weather permitting, whale watching tours, fishing, sailing and glass bottom boats will be operating from the Wharf (for a fee), and Wharf restaurants will be serving lunch and dinner. Wharf shops will also be featuring marine-themed merchandise. The two-day event will feature a wide array of fun and informative activities including: • Dee: The Beautiful Inflatable 43-foot Whale will be back at Whalefest. Attendees are able to go inside and see the ribs, heart, lungs, baleen, stomach and esophagus. • A 13-foot whale from MAOS will also be on display. • Gyutaku, the Japanese art of stenciling fish, will be a fun activity for kids from Noon to 4:00 pm both days outside of Discovery Whale Watching from 12-4 both days. • Scrimshaw, the antique art of carving created by Basque and Portuguese whalers will take place outside of Monterey Bay Whale Watching from 12 - 4 both days. • The popular animatronic Coastie the Safety Boat™, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 64 Monterey, will roam and talk with attendees. • Fire Boat and US Coast Guard 47' Surf Boat will be at the Fisherman's Wharf California Dock near the Big Fish Grill. The US Coast Guard 29' Fast Response Boat will be on the Causeway. • Seafloor Science ROV Summer Day Camp (for ages 8-10 and 11-14) will have underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for visitors of all ages to "drive" in an enclosed tank! Stop by the SS-ROV Day Camp tent to say hello, have some fun, and discover a bit about the nuts and bolts of ocean exploration! • Marine Life Studies Take it to the Streets™ is partnering with Surfrider for the Whalefest Community Beach & Bike Path Cleanup. Meet 11:00 am on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Marine Life Studies Booth. • Chef Tene Shake of the American Culinary Federation will do a seafood cooking demonstration on Saturday at 2:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm in front of Old Fisherman's Grotto. • Abalone Races sponsored by Monterey Abalone Company. Watch multi-footed mollusks race marathons on Saturday at 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm and Sunday at 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm outside of Big Fish Grill. There will also be many colorful photo ops with costumed animals roaming the Wharf area including a whale, leatherback turtle, mola-mola, shark and the Bag Monster.
The event will feature many other interactive “edutaining” displays and activities on both days from American Cetacean Society, California Coastal Commission, Camp SEA Lab, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reservation, Friends of the Monterey Public Library, Heirs to Our Oceans, Hess Design, Marine Life Studies, Marine Mammal Center, Monterey Academy Oceanographic Science (MAOS), Monterey Fire Department's Fire Boat, Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, Mt. Madonna School, Otter Project, Pacific Grove Museum, Save the Whales, Seafloor Science ROV. Sea Otter Savvy, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Student Oceanography Club, Sustainable Monterey, United State Coast Guard, with additional organizations to be confirmed soon. The 2-Day Symposium line up is also listed on https://www.montereywharf.com/event/two-day-symposium-at-8th-annual-whalefest-monterey.html Whalefest commemorative t-shirts will be available for a donation of $10 and whale and dolphin print aprons will be available for a $18 donation or both for a $25 donation. This year, the donations will benefit the non-profit, CASA, which helps the underserved children of Monterey County. Live Musical Entertainment The event will feature an array of great live music bpth days including Nick Fettis and his “Orca”stra, Richard Carr (Creator/performer of piano/keyboard soundtracks for the soul, mind & body), Mark Richardson (“Mountain Dulcimer of an Eclectic Kind”), Bill Minor (keyboards) & Richard Rosen (harmonica), Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band, Monterey High School Jazz Band and Jonah and the Whale Watchers. Event Sponsors The event’s sponsors include Monterey State Historic Park, Marine Life Studies, MAOS, Monterey Signs, Fashion Streaks, Santa Cruz Waves, Pepsi, U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Catalina Photography and the Wecker Group. Media sponsors include KAZU Radio, Monterey Herald and KSBW TV, Central Coast ABC, Estrella TV. Check out video excerpts from prior years of outstanding Whalefest Monterey Symposium Presentations: 6th Annual Monterey Whalefest (2016) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJFlU5j65V2FipOks9r6TbFp00JDLjdS_ 7th Annual Monterey Whalefest (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QJ0cVmPtK0&list=PLJFlU5j65V2H4fdLimcb_hklyBvbF9VxU For more updates, go to www.montereywharf.com or call (831) 238-0777.
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De-stressathon for Teens: Breathing Space for Calming and Connecting Lyceum Offers D-Stressation
Feeling overwhelmed or in the funk of a mid-winter slump? Does your brain feel absolutely frazzled … or completely numb? Wanting to sometimes just turn everything off so you can get to know who you are now? Wish you could even remember what it feels like to be relaxed? Join the Lyceum for: A Half-day Mindfulness Retreat Designed to Help You Simply Relax, Be Present, Be Aware, Connect & Have Fun Ages: 14 - 18 Date: Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 • Hours: 10am - 2pm Location: The Lyceum Instructor: Marianne Rowe Class Size: Limited to 8 Students Fee: $100 Questions? Call us at 831-372-6098 or email email@example.com.
White Sharks of California Research Panel at CSUMB January 30 California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) will host a panel of industry-leading shark researchers to discuss their approaches to studying California’s iconic marine predator Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at CSUMB’s World Theater. The event is open to the public and free for all to attend. Please contact Noah Rappahahn at 831-5823653 if you are interested in contacting any of the experts on the panel. Expert panelists include: Chris Lowe, Ph.D. - Professor, California State University Long Beach. Lowe works with acoustic and satellite telemetry techniques to study the movement, behavior and physiology of sharks, rays and gamefishes ; Sal Jorgensen, Ph.D. - Research Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium. Jorgensen oversees basic research on migratory patterns, feeding ecology and habitat use of adult great white sharks at the Farallon Islands, Point Reyes and Año Nuevo Island
CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE State of the City Address for Pacific Grove Tues., Feb. 27, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm Location: Community Center 515 Junipero Avenue Pacific Grove All members of the public are welcome. Mayor Kampe will present the general state of our City, our top priorities including progress and challenges, and some current topics of interest. Questions will be fielded at the end of the presentation. Please attend, bring questions, and mention this meeting to others who may have an interest.
Shelby Marie Campbell
Shelby Marie Campbell Born at CHOMP January 14, 2018 9:42 p.m. 7 Lbs., 19 Oz. Mother: Dr. Kimberly Wilkins Father: Tony Campbell
Barb Block, Ph.D. - Professor, Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station. Block’s research focuses on how large pelagic fishes utilize the open ocean environment centering upon understanding the evolution of heat management strategies in tunas, billfishes, and sharks This presentation is hosted by CSUMB's School of Natural Sciences and sponsored by the James W. Rote Distinguished Professorship in Marine Science & Policy and CSU Coast. Hosting open community events is in keeping with CSUMB’s role as a community resource, providing forums for provocative discussions that can impact thought and action on issues important to our community.
January 26, 2018 • CEDAR STREET
It was cold enough for a Snow Ball
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Last Saturday evening, the annual Pacific Grove High School Winter Ball was held at the Wave Street Studio on Cannery Row in Monterey. The kids call it the Snow Ball taken from “The Game of Thrones” TV program. The all-school event included freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors plus their guests decked out in formal attire for the dance. After the party, many braved the chilly air and went to Lovers Point for group photos. CST photographer Gary Baley was there covering another story, but took some pictures of the stylish throng.
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The Carmel Foundation Presents “Whatever Happened to the Duchess of Windsor?”
A Staged Reading by Carol Marquart starring: Linda Felice, Harriet Lynn, and Andrea McDonald. Mrs. Edwina Plunckett and her dear friend, Diana give you the inside scoop of the life of Wallis Simpson Windsor. They have even written a book, but they can’t figure out how to end their story, because they don’t know “what happened to the Duchess of Windsor.” · Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. · The Carmel Foundation’s Diment Hall - SE Corner 8th & Lincoln, Carmel · This presentation is free and open to the public · Space is limited to 100 For more information, please contact Leticia Garcia, Director of Support Services at 831.620.8705 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Carmel Foundation hosts weekly Wednesday Programs- a lecture, entertainment, or educational presentation such as a Cooking Demo with Myra Goodman, Monterey’s La Merienda Celebration or a monthly Wellness Series with VNA & Hospice. About The Carmel Foundation The Carmel Foundation is an organization that serves members 55 and better in the Monterey County area and beyond. The Foundation is located in Carmel on the southeast Corner of 8th and Lincoln. The Carmel Foundation gives seniors an opportunity to live productive, enriching lives by offering a luncheon program, homebound meal delivery, free medical equipment loans, in-home services and respite grants, free lending library, Saturday movie, Technology Center, low-income housing, and more than 50 classes and activities each week. For more information, contact Kimberly Willison, Director of Development at email@example.com, www.carmelfoundation.org, or 831.620.8701.
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January 27, 2018 Magic Dan at 1:30pm Park Branch Library, 6th and Mission, Carmel Cost: Free This magic program will be fun for the whole family! Magic Dan will captivate the children with his personality and amaze them with his tricks. The Park Branch Library is located at the corner of Sixth and Mission Street in Carmel. For more information call 831-624-4664
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Pacific Grove Short Term Rental Update Patrick Ryan
Local Real Estate Update For those of you unaware, on December 20, 2017 the City of Pacific Grove adopted a revised Short-Term Rental Ordinance. This updated ordinance took effect on January 20, 2018. I will summarize some of the pertinent changes to the ordinance in this article. For further information, all are encouraged to access the updated ordinance on the City of Pacific Grove website. There used to be three different types of short term rental licenses or permits that would allow one to rent out one’s home for less than 30 days. Type A was for short term rentals for more than 90 cumulative days per year, Type B was for short term rentals for less than 90 cumulative days per year and a home sharing license where the owner still resides in the home. There was also a limit of no more than 15 percent of the homes on any one block could be a short-term rental. The new ordinance combines the Type A and Type B licenses into one, while the home sharing license remains the same. The maximum number of short term rentals in the city shall be 250 and only one short term rental shall be allowed per parcel. Instead of the 15 percent limit, now the restriction is that there shall be a 55foot zone of exclusion. What this means is that in order for a property to qualify for short term rental status there shall not be another short-term rental within 55 feet of the applicant’s parcel boundary. There still is a cap on the amount of people that are able to stay overnight in a short-term rental. The limit is no more than two adults per bedroom, plus one additional person per short-term rental unit. The owner must still pay the 10 percent transient occupancy tax and must also make sure that all required inspections are in order as well as proper placement of fire and carbon monoxide detectors. So far Airbnb is the only company contracted with the City to collect and remit the 10 percent tax. No short-term rental will automatically renew and if there is no expiration date on the short-term rental license, then it will default to March 31 of that year. All short-term rentals must renew their license on or before March 31 every year. Per the City’s website, the license renewal period for existing licenses starts on February 5, 2018 and ends on March 31, 2018. I do hope that this information is helpful. I will do my best to keep you up to date with any future changes. As always please fee free to contact me with any home valuation or listing advice Patrick Ryan Sotheby’s International Realty, 831.238.8116, firstname.lastname@example.org
One-third of LA homes sell above asking price Scott Dick Monterey County Assoc. of Realtors
Market Matters Source: Curbed In Los Angeles, where a very hot housing market shows no signs of slowing, nearly 40 percent of homes now sell above asking price, according to a report from Zillow. How much above? Around $14,100—more than twice the national median, as measured by the real estate website. Across the country, nearly one-quarter, or 24 percent, of homes sold above the price that the owners were asking in 2017; in the Los Angeles metro area, the figure was 38 percent. That’s the highest share since 2013, when home values were just beginning to recover from the mortgage crisis of 2008. LA’s share of homes selling above sticker price has also risen in each of the last three years, suggesting that competition among homebuyers is heating up. “You’ve got to move quickly if you’re a homebuyer,” says Jordan Levine, senior economist for the California Association of REALTORS®. A strong economy and low interest rates on home loans are bringing plenty of buyers to the market. By Zillow’s reckoning, the typical LA home now takes 66 days to sell (including an escrow period); that’s well under the 91 days that homes last on the market nationwide. High demand and low supply is driving up prices to the point that sellers may often undervalue their homes when putting them on the market, explains Zillow senior economist Aaron Terrazas. He says that sellers are often “pleasantly surprised” when homes fetch prices significantly higher than their asking price. Levine says that rising home values may actually be causing some homeowners not to sell, out of fear they may not be able to afford something better. It’s a seller’s market, he says, “unless you want to turn around and buy again.” This trend further limits the number of homes available for purchase—meaning that high costs and competition among buyers may be here to stay.
Jameson’s Classic MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM
Classic European and American Bikes & Sidecars 1936-2000
305 Forest Avenue, , Pacific Grove, CA 93950 OPEN WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS Noon - 5:00 PM Across the street from City Hall but a lot more fun
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Guest Speaker Steve Hauk Headlines Heritage Society Annual Meeting Pacific Grove resident Steve Hauk, author of “Steinbeck: The Untold Stories” will join the Heritage Society as its guest speaker on Sunday, February 11, 2:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center in Pacific Grove. The public is welcome. “Steinbeck: The Untold Stories” is a collection of short stories by literary talent Steve Hauk that dramatizes incidents in Steinbeck’s life — some real, some imagined, which take place over six decades of Steinbeck’s life, from his childhood in Salinas to his years in New York, and locales in-between. It is a study of the emotional price the author paid for what he was writing, but also a look at the artists, writers and friends who came to his assistance. Hauk will augment his presentation with a slide show that includes images of the book’s original colorful illustrations by C. Kline and some of the letters and documents that he collected over two decades, which, in part, were the impetus for the stories. This event is free to members of the Heritage Society; a $5 donation is welcomed from non-members. The performing Arts Center is located at 835 Forest Avenue at Hillcrest. For additional event information contact The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove at Phone: 831-372-2898 or via email info@pacificgroveheritage. org or on their website www.pacificgroveheritage.org About the Author: Steve Hauk is a Pacific Grove resident, author, playwright, and a specialist in early and contemporary California art. He writes for the Steinbeck Review and Steinbeck.com, and has written several plays and two award-winning documentaries narrated by Oscar winning actor Jack Lemon that were broadcast on PBS. Hauk currently has one play in production and another scheduled for later this year. About 25 years ago, he and his wife Nancy opened Hauk Fine Arts, a gallery in downtown Pacific Grove with a focus on early and contemporary California art, particularly that of Northern California. The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove is a 501(c) (3) organization with an all volunteer board of directors, whose mission is to foster a sense of community through inspiring and supporting the exploration and preservation of our heritage.
Photos, clockwise from top right: Steve Hauk, author, playwright, and gallery owner The late Nancy Hauk with Marcel in San Ardo Steinbeck: The Untold Stories book cover Illustrations by C. Kline John and the River (Olive and Henry), Slim, A Bar in Athens
Hauk Play, ‘Fortune’s Way,’ to be performed in Sacramento Fortune was born with a cleft palate, survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake A play by Steve Hauk, the Pacific Grove author of “Steinbeck: The Untold Stories,” will be given a staged reading by Sacramento’s Capital Stage Company Sunday, January 28. “Fortune’s Way, Or Notes on Art for Catholics (and Others)” will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum’s Setzer Foundation Auditorium, with Susan Andrews in the title role of Impressionist E. Charlton Fortune. Fortune was painting in Pacific Grove, California in the 1930s, creating liturgical work at St. Angela’s Catholic Church, just a few blocks from where Steinbeck was working on books such as “Tortilla Flat” and “Of Mice and Men.” “Fortune, like Steinbeck, was a larger than life character,” Hauk said. “As important as he was as a writer, she almost matched him as a painter. One of her works recently sold at auction for nearly two million dollars. She and Steinbeck would have known of each other if they weren’t actually acquainted. We’ll probably never know. They might have brushed shoulders, Steinbeck on his walks to the ocean by St. Angela’s.”
and fire, and went on to become one of America and California’s greatest Impressionists. She was outspoken on art and the world, and criticized both Catholics and Protestants for their hostility to each other in Ireland. The staged reading accompanies a traveling exhibition of Fortune’s Impressionistic and liturgical art that began at the Pasadena Museum of California Art last year and will travel from Sacramento to the Monterey Museum of Art in August. “Fortune’s Way” was performed in several venues – including the Carmel Mission – on the Monterey Peninsula 2010 through 2012. It was staged by Conrad Selvig with Teresa Del Piero in the title role and the late John Brady as Bishop Edwin O’Hara. The Capital Stage production will be staged by producing artistc director Michael Stevenson with Blair Leatherwood as Bishop O’Hara. Tickets may be obtained by calling 916 808-1182 or registering online at www.crockerart.org/event/1569/2018–01–28.
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Coming to Pacific Grove and Meeting my Soul Mate Max Lee Nathan
Mom About Town To My Dear Readers: Here, I present to you, today, my introduction and benediction. The lessons to be learned we shall find together. I invite you, nay, implore you my reader, to join me as I settle into my new life in Pacific Grove, California. Join me each week as I explore something different on the Peninsula. My hope is that you find something new and enjoyable in a surrounding you already find familiar I grew up in a small community in Far Northern California that still prefers “Mom and Pop” to “Big Box” and was born in a place and time when we said, “Yes, ma’am and no, sir,” and I’m not yet 35. My plan for the future is to take you to places and events you may have already been to before, but maybe I can share with you something from a firsttime perspective you may have overlooked before. I promise to look and listen first, to ask questions and take pictures and bring you an honest prospective of this area we all love. Yours, Max Lee Nathan
This week, while brainstorming ideas about what to write, it was suggested I share part of the story that brought me to your beautiful part of the world. She inspires and dares me every day to be the best and most genuine version of myself. While doing a little research on her I was reminded of the beginning of a short story I began sometime last year while trying to describe the first time I met my best friend, Vanessa Eve Mekarski. In this day and age best friends are a rarity. They are something, I think, most 30-somethings do not have. A good solid best friend is something all people should have and you should have known your best friend for over half your life. In my opinion, some of the happiest of the elderly are those with a good solid friendship that has lasted at least a few decades. “The whole world stood still, our energies collided, the music turned on and we began to spin to our song – our own special tune that nobody knows, but we know it, and we’ve known it in our souls from life to life. That’s what it’s like to meet your soul mate, your person, your best friend; the person the universe reserves to be your other half and equal throughout the life of your spirit. It took 17 years to describe what happened that day we met, when our souls found each other again. I am sure we are lucky because some people go lifetimes without ever finding their other halves. Starting my story anywhere else would be pointless because everything leads back to that moment. Everything leads back to the minute we found each other and our song and dance began to harmonize and our hearts became magnetic.” I met my best friend, Vanessa Eve Mekarski on an early winter’s day during a lunch break our freshman year of high school. She was an acquaintance of a mutual
stamped full and she continues to take it in. She just got back last week from a threeweek trip to Mexico City. Everywhere she goes, she writes. She is the only person I know born before 1913 that has typewriters strategically placed across the United States (and actually uses them) in case she gets the urge in any time zone to write her manifesto. When my father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 65, Vanessa traveled to be there for my family. She helped my mom, counseled my siblings, and always offered a solid shoulder to lean on. She loved my dad, the feelings and bond mutual, and she was a welcomed “permanent fixture” in my childhood home. She stood in front of the funeral home, packed with standing room only and with out being asked, delivered his eulogy. Anytime, I think back to that moment I am overcome with tears and remember a most eloquent and poignant speech that left everyone in the room laughing with a few tears in their own eyes. Seven years ago, I was pregnant and she promised to be there for the birth of my little boy. He was premature. I called her when I knew I was in labor. She traveled from Washington State to Northern California via train, bus and taxi and made it to the delivery room with 12 minutes to spare. Sharing that moment with my best friend was the most amazing moments of my life and I know she would sacrifice anything for him, should the need arise. I asked her to help select his name and she sat for hours with me in the neonatal intensive care Unit over the month my son was hospitalized as a newborn infant. She began working for a dealer of antiquities in Upstate New York. Her boyfriend, Michael Hayes bought and began renovating a large passenger van in preparation for their voyage west. They left right before Thanksgiving of 2016 and enjoyed the holiday with Michael’s parents. A few days later, they began south. They traveled south, then west, spending time in the Appalachia’s, a minute in Florida, then headed towards Louisiana, Texas, and she spent time living in a church in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I think that was her favorite. Vanessa and Michael came back to the town she was born in early summer of 2017. The two have been working together to create a life together in the community she was born in and it is not always easy when both parts to a pair are artists. Michael’s music album is near completion. Vanessa spends her evenings consulting with the folks that frequent her small handmade booth at the area’s local farmer’s markets and on the weekends at Fisherman’s Warf. Most people walk by a few times before asking, “What is the consultation about?” She replies with a smile, “Anything. Together we will consult with each other.” And so, she does it, every Tuesday, except the three she was in Mexico during the Christmas season nearly breaking her ankle. I’ve watched her for months, sitting in her tiny chairs with her tiny table and canvass sign held up with bamboo sticks and shoe laces, smiling at the people as they pass by. She talks to the young and the old and anyone in between in English or Spanish, but everyone comes to their consultation each with a general question or subject on their mind. The teenage girls want to know if they should go to law school or go to school for something hip and cool, a college boy wanted her advice on finding better quality girls to date, and my favorite was the small boy who simply wanted to celebrate his birthday with others and for it to be any day but September 11. Vanessa’s greatest virtue is unconditional empathy for anyone and that is what makes her vision for Consulta Mundial Callejera a reality. She has a natural ability to “walk a mile in one’s shoes” and never judges or condemns another for their individual reality. You can find Vanessa any Tuesday at the Monterey Farmer’s Market and most weekends at the Fisherman’s Wharf and when her time allows, she loves to sit at the Monday Pacific Grove Farmer’s Market. Feel free to visit her, ask some questions, and allow yourself to look at the world through her rose-colored glasses.
Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20180104 The following person is doing business as THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE, 623 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950: DAVID KEITH HARPER, 1713 Goodwin St., Seaside, CA 93955. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 1/11/18. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 1/2/18 Signed: David Harper. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 01/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/18.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20180170 The following person is doing business as D FOSTER PHOTOGRAPHY, 300 Glenwood Circle #260, Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940, P.O. Box 3290, Monterey, CA 93942: DANIELLE LEANN FOSTER, 300 Glenwood Circle #260, Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 1/22/18. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 11/11/2017 Signed: Danielle Foster. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 01/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/18.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20180118 The following person is doing business as SATORI DESIGNS, 485 Hillcrest Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950: RUTH JEAN WILLIAMS, 485 Hillcrest Ave., CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 1/16/18. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 1/1/201 Signed: Danielle Foster. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 01/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/18.
friend. Every time I think back to that day, I remember a feeling of time standing still and our chemistries colliding and merging with the pressure of a magnetic force. I asked my friend, Ashley. jokingly, “Can I keep her?” I had to know her more. I had to be her friend. A few weeks later, Vanessa and I ended up together in an extracurricular activity assigned by our guidance counselor called, “Conflict Resolution.” I am pretty sure the only reason either one of us ever agreed to it was because we got out of school for a whole day to train and we got excused from classes on a regular basis to peer council other students in crisis. We were paired together and we did well. The four years of high school went faster than it seemed and it was time for college. She went to Humboldt State and I to Santa Monica College. I wanted to major in something historic like religious studies and wanted to teach history or special education Her degree is in Spanish literature. “Why literature?” I asked her one day, a lifetime ago. “Because someone has to write the new poems.” And it was. She began her quest to write the next “Don Quixote.” Well, not quite, but she did study abroad in Chile for a year and spent quite a bit of time traveling through India. She has worked hard planting and pulling vegetables in the Northern California summers alongside migrant workers. She is a licensed cheese pasteurizer and can recite to you the temperature and mixtures for cultivating the finest of cheeses. She has traveled the world, her passport
CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Wednesday, February 7, 2018, • 6:00 p.m. 300 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City Council of the City of Pacific Grove will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., at the City Council Chambers in City Hall, 300 Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove, California, to consider a Resolution amending the Master Fee Schedule to set fees for daily and annual drone permits. Copies of the proposed Resolution are available at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall at 300 Forest Avenue. The City of Pacific Grove does not discriminate against persons with disabilities. Pacific Grove City Hall is an accessible facility. If you require any special accommodation, contact the City Clerk at (831) 648-3100.
Dated: January 26, 2018
Sandra Kandell City Clerk
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Gardening for a Lifetime Phyllis’s Garden By Christina Cory
my husband, checking the shade cast by our home and surrounding structures and My name is Christina Cory and I’m a planning for a lifetime of gardening, I resident of Pacific Grove. came up with an idea ... galvanized stock I’ve been visiting Pacific Grove for troughs. the past 51 years, since shortly before I Raised Garden married Earl Cory. He was the sone of I decided to use galvanized stock long-time G residents Claude and Phyllis troughs. The benefit of using stock troughs Cory. Claude and Phyllis flourished in PG are: no maintenance, long lasting, you for 47 years. Under Phyllis’s guidance don’t have to bend over to plant and weed, and her terrific green thumb, her gardens will heat up the soil, and rodent proof. flourished. We purchased their home , built Of course there was some infrastructure in 1906, on the corner of Pine and Granite needed make this happen. We bought three about 20 years ago and became permanent 8’x3’ troughs placed in a “U” formation residents three years ago. on the grassy area. My husband drilled Over the decades we enjoyed the fresh holes in the bottoms for drainage, placed herbs, vegetables and fruit that her garden produced. This was a corner house without a fence. This is PG — an open invitation for the deer to graze in the garden. Phyllis surrounded her delectable plants with contraptions of plastic pipes and chicken wire to fend off the deer. It worked ... however it was unsightly. Phyllis worked in the garden her entire life. Towards the end of her time on earth, she would be found in the garden, instructing her care giver on how to care for her garden. Backyard Transformation Fence One of the first actions in the garden was the removal of the chicken wire and “anti-deer” contraptions. This was an eyesore to me. Of course the deer were salivating, but then I added a fence. The four-foot fence didn’t keep the deer away. I used 6 foot 4x4 fence posts and then strung wire from post to post with “dangly” objects to deter the deer. That sort of worked. I finally placed yard decorations near the fence to deter the deer; Xmas deer, yard art, bench with trellis, etc. During the year, I add holiday decorations hanging from the wire (Xmas, Valentine, Easter, 4th of July, Feast of Lanterns, Halloween, Fall, etc.). All of this seems to keep the deer out. Whew!!! Also, I need to remember to close the gates. Outside Living While working on my deer proof fence, we created an outdoor living space. We added paver walkways, a paver patio with a firepit and a polymer raised deck. We left enough room for flower and vegetable gardens next to the house, gardens in the remaining grassy area and a small section for fruit trees. But there was a problem. Welcome to PG. It’s cold, damp and breezy here. To solve that problem, I saw a great idea on the internet. We used old painted doors as a windbreak, patio sails over the decking to thwart the morning dew and an outdoor heater to warm us. Type of Garden My objective was to create low maintenance herb and vegetable gardens. After browsing the internet, brainstorming with
the tanks on concrete piers, and added plumbing for a drip irrigation system. I first filled the tanks with debris and stones for drainage over the holes, covered that with mesh to keep the soil in and then filled the tanks up with lots of soil. Some of the soil (and worms) came from the existing yard and some from local garden shops. The disadvantage of using the stock tanks over an in-ground garden are: cost, labor, plumbing and permanent. For me, this was not enough to outweigh the benefit. [No] Sun & [No] Heat The tanks have been in place for a year and I’ve learned a few things. Some plants need more sun and heat than others. My backyard tanks had too much shade
This garden is a work in progress. I have planted fruit trees that don't require many ays of chill, Let's see if Pacific Grove has the right climate. Feel free to walk by my house for a chat and to share ideas. You might find me gardening or siping wine on the bench under the bougainvillea or cursing the gophers and deer. If you need any herbs, just ask. I just might have some extra chives, parsley, thyme, marjoram, sage, etc.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20172535 The following person is doing business as CAL SERV, 399 Carmel Ave., Marina, Monterey County, CA 93933: JOHNNY L. FULLER, 399 Carmel Ave., Marina, CA 93933. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 12/29/17. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed, Johnny Fuller. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26/18.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20180060 The following person is doing business as MONTEREY BAY LACTATION, 1099 Mariners Way, Pebble Beach, Monterey County, CA 93953: M2 PROMOTIONS LLC, 1099 Mariners Way, Pebble Beach, CA 93953. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 01/08/18. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 1/1/18. Signed, Camilla Miller, Manager. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. Publication dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9/18.
and not enough heat for many plants. All lettuce type plants (lettuce, spinach, chard), green onions and peas flourished. Most herbs did fine. My tomatoes and summer squashes were a GREAT isappointment. In the gardens next to the house I grew flowers, artichokes and rhubarb. They all flourished. Green House This year, I added an inexpensive, about $20, green house to one of the tanks. I purchased a clear plastic corrugated roof panel and plastic closure strips. My husband created a frame for the plastic panel with scrap lumber and added two handles for easy lifting. I placed this “green house” structure on top of one of the tanks. It appears to heat up the soil in the tank and add more light. I planted seeds in pulp egg cartons, placed them in the tank, covered it with “the green house” and started my seedlings. So far, everything looks good. Where to Plant As mentioned above, the tomatoes and squash were a great disappointment. The plants looked great, buy they never produced in any quantity. Not even enough for two people. This year, I’m going to plant the tomatoes in “Smart Pots” along the house, a dark green exterior, outside the protection of the fence. That’s where my mother-inlaw used to plant her tomatoes. I guess she knew. Of course, I’ll have to add some sort of deer proof contraption to keep them from stealing my produce. I hope it will be more pleasing than the previous chicken wire. What to Plant I’m going to give up on growing the typical summer squash. I would need to place the containers outside the fenced area to get enough heat and sun. I’m positive the deer would like that. Instead, I’m going to try to grow chayote in a pot. It’s a climbing summer squash that I can trellis outside the fenced area, near the tomatoes on the “wind break” old doors. I don’t think the deer will like this squash. Future This garden is a work in progress. I have planted fruit trees that don’t require many days of chill. Let’s see if PG has the right climate. Feel free to walk by my house for a chat and to share ideas. You might find me gardening or sipping wine on the bench under the bougainvillea or cursing the gophers and deer. If you need any herbs, just ask: I just might have some extra chives, parsley, thyme, marjoram, sage, etc
Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20180137 The following person is doing business as CORK N BOTTLE, 1112 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950: MJ VENTURES, 501 Abrego Street, Monterey,CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 01/17/18. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 1/4/17. Signed, Patrick Stafford, President. This business is conducted by corporation. Publication dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9/18.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20172395 The following person is doing business as PEARLY WHITES, 159 17th Street, Suite A, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950: CARLYN JOANNE NARY, 159 17th Street, Suite , Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 12/06/17. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed, Carlyn J. Nary. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26/18.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20180098 The following person is doing business as IN PURSUIT 21st CENTURY ENTREPRENEUR EXPLORERS, 1705 David Ave. Unit 7, Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940: SONIA CONSUELO LOPEZ, 51705 David Ave. Unit 7, Monterey,CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 01/11/18. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed, Sonia Lopez. This business is conducted by corporation. Publication dates: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16/18.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20180096 The following person is doing business as MARSAN 1 CONSULTING, 750 Bayview, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950: STEVEN HONEGGER, 750 Bayview, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. and JAMES MICHAEL GROSHONG, 615 Wood St., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 01/18/18. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 12/15/17. Signed, Carlyn J. Nary. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9/18.
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• January 26, 2018
Farewell to Pacific Grove Tom Stevens
Otter Views Thanks, PG. It’s been a wonderful seven years. Family health concerns necessitate a move southward, so this will be the last of these weekly missives from Otter Cove. Before typing the old newspaper ending -30-, I want to extend some farewell thanks. Thanks first to my dear wife Elizabeth for reading through the columns before submission, spotting miscues and suggesting improvements. Because our bedroom was also the office, Liz built up a significant sleep debt waiting for me to find the right words on deadline nights. Sounder sleep is on the horizon. My sincere gratitude to Cedar Street Times editor and publisher Marge Ann Jameson for her kind support and frequent forbearance. Hers is a true town “journal of record,” and it has been a privilege to have been part of it. Her wit, journalistic savvy and generosity of spirit have drawn to the paper a wide range of contributors and advertisers who mirror the best of Pacific Grove. Mahalo nui, Marge Ann. The Bookworks on Lighthouse Avenue earns kudos for teaching me to be a bookseller and for keeping me on for several years. It was the most fun I’ve had earning a paycheck. Bonuses included the friendly coffee shop baristas, the daily New York Times, and all the books I cared to read. Best, though, was meeting PG’s soulful and varied book, gift and puppet browsers. Muchas gracias to Nell and Margot. The weekly farmer’s market is another institution I’ve enjoyed greatly. If a visitor asked “what is PG like?” I’d say: “You in town Monday? Check out the farmer’s market.” It’s the right size, has the right goods, and occupies an iconic setting. Kids running in the park, vendors chatting up shoppers, street buskers playing guitars, and all sorts of interesting characters wandering through. What’s not to like? As long as we’re on institutions, let’s add the town library, the PG Art Center, and the Natural History Museum, all within a stone’s throw. Each gives the town cachet most similar-sized hamlets would envy. I always been warmly welcomed by the staff in each place, and I’m still marveling at the museum’s “Victorian sand collection.” I’d be remiss in not thanking St. Mary’s Church for an equally warm welcome on Sundays or on any day. The stately redwood church with the slender steeple has been both a spiritual beacon and a social service provider for generations. My gratitude to the pastors, parishioners, music makers and church volunteers who embody this facet of PG’s religious heritage. So many more, so little time! Big props to those who plan, fund-raise, stage and secure the many annual events that make PG distinctive. I’m talking parades both pet and human, car shows big and little, July 4th and Good Old Days, fun runs and charity walks, Feast of Lanterns, street fairs, and you can name ten more. Every event goes off like clockwork, welcomes all comers, and zips up swiftly at the end. PG is also singularly blessed with “mom and pop” enterprises, some generations along, and a loyal customer base who “shop (or dine, see a movie, or get a haircut) local.” It’s a walking town, and it is an unalloyed pleasure to stroll past so many small, big-hearted businesses. A shout-out also to the citizens and policymakers past and present who have fostered this supportive climate. It all goes away fast if no one cares. That many do care is manifest in the town’s “curated” quality. There’s little trash. The parks and schoolyards are green and clean. Property owners keep their homes and businesses looking good. And volunteers pull weeds every winter to groom the shoreline for its vibrant purple bloom. May this affection for the place long endure. A fond aloha to the PG High pool and to the adult school program that enabled lap swimmers to ply its warm, clear, limpid waters. What a fantastic asset for all who love the water (but maybe not the 56 degree temps of Monterey Bay). Thanks, Chelsea, for guarding all of us! A short list of restaurants that made life here a gustatory pleasure would have to include Mando’s, Victorian Corner, The International, Holly’s, Peppers, The Red House, Michael’s, Pacific Thai, Goodie’s, Toastie’s and Coco’s. Thanks to all for pleasure and welcome. Finally and most sincerely, my gratitude to all who live and/ or work here. In seven years, I rarely heard an angry word. Instead, smiles and genuineness seem the coin of this realm. It’s a rare thing to walk down the street and meet so many upturned faces (and so many peppy little dogs). That’s likely what I’ll recall most vividly about PG: it’s simply and wholly a friendly place. Best wishes to PG and to you readers. It’s time to “hele on.”
Molly Malone Jane Roland Animal Tales Other Random Thoughts
Today I watched our across the street neighbor, Steve Lord, pack up a truck and leave for Oceanside. When his father, Bruce, died, Steve his son, rented the house to others, but after the last renters left, Steve moved in. However, he missed “sunny” southern California and his grandchildren, so has sold his house. The other day we were talking. We remembered when his father, when he was widowed, was there alone. When his grandchildren came to visit it was a neighborhood devoid of little ones. We had inherited Dixie, a cockapoo, from Jan Carns (Alice Long was the “adoption agent” “Oh, John and Jane, we must find a home for this puppy”). The rest is history. When the children came to visit Bruce, Dixie was summoned to play with them. If we didn’t know they were here there would be a knock on the door “Can Dixie come out to play?” ... They are now all grown with children of their own. I remember also, one day, long before the Dixie era when Jennie was a toddler learning to walk . She disappeared. I was frantic. There was a phone call…Jennie had gone across the street and was in Bruce’s living room. After that she visited him frequently. And there was, of course, Molly Malone, about whom I have written and who might become our next book We called her Molly Malone. She wasn’t from Dublin and didn’t sell cockles and mussels (alive, alive oh). At the time we had three dogs and a couple of kitties... When our children begged “oh, please, please, can’t we keep her?” we replied “no, she looks well fed, is very friendly, so must have a home, DO NOT FEED HER!” Of course, our orders were ignored, and bites were handed out. It didn’t take long to learn that she had been abandoned by a family that was relocating. They were sure that she would find a home. We took in this sweet, black and white, gentle creature. Our vet, Ted Hollister, determined that she was not much more than a year old. She slipped into our lives and those of our other animals as if she had always been there. She went out in the morning and lazed around the yard. If someone walked near her, she would jump up and rub against a leg, purring softly... She had taken little trips next door to visit Dinah and Dick Rice who provided Ms. Malone with fish heads when Dick went fishing and other attractive morsels when he did not. Dinah died as did the wife of Bruce Lord. Molly would leave the yard at around 2:00 PM and return close to dark. It was so routine that we knew what time it was. At 4:00 p.m. she would cross the street to visit Bruce; there she would have a bowl of milk while he had his evening drink and watched the news. At around 5:00 PM she bid a fond goodnight to her friend and slipped across the street to visit Dick. There she was treated to a little bit to eat and a warm lap while Commander Rice had his cocktail. After her social hour, she returned home. This continued for many years. She was about 15 when she started losing weight and developing rough hair. Dr. Hollister did a blood workup and Molly spent the night at Peninsula Animal Hospital. The next day I received a call from Ted “Hi, Jane, I have some good news, Molly is really in excellent shape.” “Excellent shape”, I exclaimed “she looks so dreadful” “Yes, she does” answered Ted “she needs a thyroidectomy, she would be healthy, but it isn’t inexpensive and, for a cat that age, you might not want to….” the words trailed off. When Ted told me the cost (around $700 and this was years ago) I said I would talk to John about it and call him back. We talked, my husband and I, and grieved but it just seemed judicious to let Molly walk the streets of heaven. Then, John said “you know what?” “My father is sick, would we tell him we can’t afford to let him have an operation because of the cost” That was all we needed, sentimentality and love over practicality, and Molly had surgery. She came home and recuperated. The daily visits started again, much to the delight of her gentlemen friends, and continued for two or three more years. One-day Dick called and said, “I think Molly has taken her last nap, she is “asleep” in my window box.” Our daughter took her over to the animal shelter who did cremations and returned home with a little wooden box. “I thought you would leave her there” I said. “Oh, no” they wanted to do a mass cremation and we can’t have Molly mixed in with all of the others”. A simple procedure became an expensive one. She is still with us, in our hearts, in the art of our daughter and in our yard under a tree that blooms a little brighter because she is there.
We are packing up Rod Dewar’s house to transport items to the new shop at 1219 Forest Avenue, Suite D. In Pacific Grove, across from Safeway... You will all receive notice when we are ready to open and look forward to visits from all. The volunteers you loved in another store and many delightful new ones will be there to greet you. You, your dogs, your kitties, and other critters are welcome. The store will benefit Pacific Repertory Theatre. I have come full circle. I have known Stephen Moorer since he was about 12 and Jim Bennett, Dan Gotch and other staff and board members for many years The Golden Bough Playhouse and Circle Theatre in the ‘50s. That is one plus to getting old. The body may go, but, with luck there are many pieces of nostalgia in the memory drawers of your mind.
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What does God say about death?
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Reasoning With God Gen 2:7, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” God turned dust into a living soul by breathing His Spirit into man. When the body dies the first death, Eccl 12:7, “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it,” the spirit returns to God. God tells us not to fear the first death, Matt 10:28, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Only God can kill the soul. Eccl 9:5, “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.” We all know we will die that first death, but those who have already died no longer have a consciousness, they are asleep, Matt 9:24, “He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.” But, God has provided a way for those who choose to believe in Him, Jn 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” and Jn 11:25, “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:” Jn 14:1-3, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” Even though we die that first death, Jesus is preparing a place for us. Jn 5:28-29, “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” When He returns He will resurrect all of us and those who have chosen to believe in Him will live for all eternity in one of those mansions He has prepared for us. 1 Cor 15:51-54, “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we
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shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.” Jesus is telling us that He will defeat death and resurrect some of us to eternal life, Dan 12:2, “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” Heb 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” We will decide our own final judgment and our decision will determine whether we will have eternal life or this life alone, Rev 14:13 “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” If we choose to follow God’s calling and the peace, joy and goodness He offers, He will be faithful to give us glorious eternal bodies, Phil 3:2021, “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.” If we choose in this life to ignore His offer, we will have only this life and after we are resurrected we will be told the truth one final time before we perish, 2 Thes 1:9, “Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;” This is not what God wants for us, however, He loves us and His love demands that He respect our choice, Eze 33:11, “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” Ps 23:4, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” When we accept Jesus as our savior, we can walk through this world, which is filled with evil and death, without fear, for our savior has given us the hope of an eternity with Him. This hope allows us to live abundant, joyful lives as we walk through this imperfect world. Comments, opposing opinions and suggestions for future topics are all welcome at: email@example.com.
Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors. More than 550 blood drives have been forced to cancel due to winter weather in January, causing over 16,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected through last week.
“Blood and platelet donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in,” said Clifford Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “Donors are critically needed to restock the shelves for patients in their community as well as areas where donors are unable to give due to inclement weather.” Every day, no matter the weather, the Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood and platelet donations to meet the needs of patients like Finnegan “Finn” Olson. Last January, Finn was born with a rare heart condition. He required multiple transfusions before, during and after heart transplant surgery last summer. Transfusions had an almost immediate effect on his personality and skin’s appearance. “Each time Finn received a transfusion, you could see him pink up right away and have significantly more energy,” said his mother, Ali Olson. “We credit blood donation with making Finn stronger and helping keep him alive long enough to receive a new heart. Finn is living proof that blood helps save lives.” Make an appointment to give blood or platelets by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities Jan. 23 to Feb. 15 include: Monterey, King City, Salinas, San Benito, Hollister, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Boulder Creek, Felton, Santa Cruz, Soquel, Watsonville How to donate blood Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at redcrossblood. org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App. Volunteers needed Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross is to become a volunteer transportation specialist and deliver lifesaving blood products to local area hospitals. Volunteer transportation specialists play a very important role in ensuring an ample blood supply for patients in need by transporting blood and blood products. For more information and to apply for a volunteer transportation specialist position, visit rdcrss.org/driver.
PGHSAA to Install 2018 Officers
The Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association will install its 2018 officers at its first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 11. They include Beth Penney, class of 1973, president; Edie Adams McDonald, class of 1956, vice president; Patty Fifer Kieffer, class of 1960, recording secretary; Donna Murphy, class of 1979, corresponding secretary; and Erin Langton Field, class of 1971, treasurer. The PGHSAA board meets seven times each year to manage the Association’s business, consider requests from the high school for funding, award scholarships to graduating Pacific Grove High School students, and plan activities. Money for funding and scholarships comes from donations made to the Association, a 501(c)(3) corporation, which was originally formed in 1889 and reactivated in 1962. Graduates and attendees of Pacific Grove High School, as well as those who attended of any of the district’s public schools, are welcome to join the Association; membership forms are available on the web site. Dues are $20 per year. Donations to the Association are welcome from members and non-members alike. For more information about the Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association and its programs, visit the PGHSAA web site at http://pgae.pgusd.org/alumni/. PGHSAA also has a Facebook page.
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Bethlehem Lutheran Church By faith alone through God’s grace
Sanctuary of the Soul Lutheranism takes its name from Martin Luther, a German friar who launched the Protestant Reformation in 1517 by publishing his NinetyFive Theses which centered on the proper source of authority in the church. Originally Luther was considered a heretic and the term Lutheran was given to his followers as a defamatory label. However, with 80 million adherents worldwide, today Lutheranism constitutes the third largest Protestant faith after the Pentecostal and Anglican denominations. In America, the Lutheran Church was founded circa 1850 by German immigrants in Missouri. Today there are over 40 Lutheran denominations in North America; the three largest are the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), and the Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod (LCMS). Lutheran services in Monterey County were first held in 1914 by Rev. E. H. Lange, pastor of Bethlehem Church in Creston, 105 miles to the south in San Luis Obispo County. The following year, his successor, Rev. G. E. Kirchner, made “missionary journeys” every 5th Sunday from Creston to Pacific Grove. By 1916 services were being held gratis at the Presbyterian Church at Pine and Grand Avenues. The congregation numbered nine. By the next year it increased to twenty-two with monthly services often at the Presidio Chapel. The first offering of record totaled $5.85. Some early members were Mrs. Knut Hovden, Mrs. F Hitz, Mr. & Mrs. Steinhagen, Mrs. Louis Lange, Mathilda Baker, John & Lydia Ries, and “the perineal bachelor” George Mast. In 1923, Rev. Ferdinand Haeuser held evening services at the Baptist Church in New Monterey. In 1925 the congregation voted to incorporate and chose the name Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in honor of the Church in Creston that had pioneered Lutheran services in the county. At the time, the newly planted church was only the fifth church in Pacific Grove, preceded by the Methodist, Protestant Episcopal, Assembly of God, and Congregational churches. After incorporation, the trustees purchased a 60’ by 60’ lot at Pine and 15th Street and constructed a frame chapel for $800 which was dedicated in summer 1925. That chapel served the congregation for 14 years when it was sold to the Pacific Grove School District for $2800. With profits from the sale, a 60’ x 120’ lot at 160 Monterey Ave. was acquired for $2500 and a larger chapel built to accommodate a congregation exceeding 120. By 1950 membership stood at 187. To accommodate a growing kids program, a Sunday School branch was opened in Seaside in 1953 for 31 kids. This branch grew to a full congregation named Faith Lutheran Church of Seaside. At the same time, Sunday services in Pacific Grove were doubled at to accommodate a growing congregation exceeding 200. Continued growth prompted acquisition of new property at 800 Cass St. in Monterey. The cornerstone was laid in 1959 and the new building dedicated in January 1960, Pastor Dorne and Prof. Du Brau officiating. The church is 150 feet long and features a freestanding Italian marble altar above which hangs a nine-foot wooden cross, 18 art-glass windows, a 30rank pipe organ by A. Laukhuff of Weikersheim, Germany, and a sepa-
rate fellowship hall with two classrooms. Later, the Kutschera family commissioned a marble mosaic of the Holy Family on the east chancel wall by Carmel artist Geza St. Galy. The church belongs to the LCMS denomination which comprises about 2 million members. Pastor Bart Rall, 40 years old, married, and from a family imbued with long line of Lutheran pastors, has pastored here for four years. Born in Iowa, he lived there until age 14 when his family moved to Minneapolis, MN where he attended college. Then he attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Minnesota majoring in divinity. He was called to Monterey after graduating from seminary in St. Louis, Missouri and a one-year vicarage. Before that, the church had a succession of interim ministers from out of the area, and the congregation had fallen to about 25 families. With his arrival as a full-time local pastor the congregation steadily grew to its current level of about 100 in 60 families with 10 in Sunday school or youth programs. When asked about the major challenges facing him, he replied “Biblical illiteracy; people are not familiar with the Bible. Bible verses are often taken out of context.” He explained that many verses in the Bible, especially the Old Testament, concerned rules for Jewish society that just don’t apply today. Regarding contemporary societal issues such as homosexuality and women’s rights, Rall said “Our society gets hung up on alienating issues with both sides ready to ‘die on the hill’ for. He went on to say that he’d never turn away a homosexual and added “they need Jesus as much as anyone.” Rall describes the LCMS Lutheran faith as being on the conservative end of the spectrum. Women are allowed on committees but not ordained, and traditional marriage is affirmed. Demographics: Pastor Rall would like to see a more diversity but admits that his congregation corroborates Pew Research findings that 95 percent of LCMS members are White and only 2 percent Black. Pew also reports that only 3 percent are first-generation and 6 percent second generation immigrants. Married couples comprise 59 percent, single 15 percent, widowed 12 percent, divorce/separated 9 percent, and living with a partner 4 percent. Theology: Lutherans are Trinitarian and hold that the Holy Spirit proceeds from both the Father and the Son. They practice Baptism and Holy Communion. The core of Lutheran faith is the doctrine of justification—the act of declaring a sinner righteous by faith alone through God’s grace. Lutherans believe that humans are saved from their sins by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, on the basis of Scripture alone. Outreach: The LCMS supports an Armed Forces ministry with 214 chaplains. It also performs mission work in over 90 countries. Bethlehem Lutheran was one of the founding churches of the Monterey IHelp program and they continue to support that outreach by hosting homeless men and a separate women’s group once a month. The church’s wellappointed kitchen is made available to the Rotary Club in support of the I-Help ministry. On March 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. an Easter Jubilee will be held at Caledonia Park (Central at Jewell Avenues) in Pacific Grove—a petting Zoo, Crafts, and a bubble table and free snacks. Services: Sundays: Bible Study 9 am, Church Services 10 am. Wednesdays: Adult Bible Study 10 am. For more information: Pastor Bart Rall, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 800 Cass St., Monterey CA 93940, 831-373-1523, email blcmonterey@gmailcom, web http://bethlehem.360unite. com
Due to a layout mistake, the story about the Lutheran Church was truncated; therefore, we are reprinting the story in full in this edition.
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Remembering the Days of a Grass-roots Radio Station Picture Caption: Pacific Grove artist Keith Larson recalls the days when the radio airwaves reflected the spirit of the community. Guest Columnist: Joyce Meuse Many of us Baby Boomers have fond memories of the community FM radio scene, those wild years of freeform broadcasting, when boundaries were tested and stretched, and creativity ruled the airwaves. For local residents of a certain age, that station was KAZU. In this week’s “Keepers of Our Culture,” Pagrovian Joyce Meuse reminisces about the early years at KAZU. It All Started at a 10-Watt Radio Station ¼ One of the most rewarding times of my life in Pacific Grove was being a volunteer programmer at KAZU radio. KAZU began as a small 10-watt radio station broadcast built from discarded equipment and a limited budget by Don Mussell, a radio tower engineer involved with helping to create many radio stations in the area. The first broadcast was in 1977. The station grew into an interesting mix of musical genres and spoken word shows that lasted for many years. Over the years, it increased its wattage and was heard far and wide in central California. Mae Brussell was one of the first conspiracy theorists I was aware of. She did a show called “Dialogue: Conspiracy” which was later changed to “World Watchers International.” She was focused mainly on the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the history of fascism. She had uncovered many threads of malicious intrigue involving the American government. It was a great loss for many of us when she died in 1988. There was blues, folk music, classical, rock, Celtic and jazz. Even the opera was represented. Something for every musical taste. The early morning hours were devoted to New Age music. The spoken word was on every day at noon and included my call-in psychic show that I got to host every other Wednesday, sharing the show with Adolphine Caroll. I especially enjoyed JT Mason’s shows, one of which was “My Sister’s House.” This introduced me to the women’s music genre and many beloved artists. Another favorite show was the “Green Witch,” a gardening show that encouraged us to grow things in any containers even
Keepers of our Culture Patricia Hamilton and Joyce Krieg those big black trash bags. Camaraderie, Characters and Lifelong Friendships There were many people involved in the station from the board of directors to volunteers and eventually a paid staff and the subscribers. I was even on staff for a while as the Traffic Director, helping to schedule public service announcements and the hourly required announcement: “KAZU, 90.3, Monterey Bay Public Radio.” Fundraising was a big part of
our job. Twice a year we went on air and asked for community support. There was lots of camaraderie, characters and lifelong friendships that began at the station. Once the station started getting federal funds from the Center for Public Broadcasting it was required to hire five full-time staff positions. Things changed. I remember one programming director who said she wanted to take all of the power away from the volunteers. She did. Maybe it was the paid professional staff,
many from out of our area, maybe it was a combination of other factors, but things went downhill. The station still exists now on the air as a part of the local California State University. It is all talk radio all the time with most of the shows coming off of the satellite and some local news. A far cry from its origins as a beloved, grass roots, local, people and community powered public radio station. Life in Pacific Grove, Part II, is Coming! Joyce’s memories of volunteering at KAZU is one of hundreds of stories in Life in Pacific Grove, the book of P.G. stories released by Park Place Publications this past October. A second volume is in the works! So, here’s another chance for you to have your story included. For details, go to lifeinpacificgrove.com and click on “2nd Edition” for story ideas and instructions on how to submit.
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The New Bedou—Part VII
Are Traveling Gypsies Camping in Monterey? new bedou search here for oases without palms where their body rests Dressing in colorful print blouses with bright beads, feathers and gold chains wasn’t the only reason Darby Moss Worth reminded me of a Gypsy. If one term sums her up it’s “Fortune Teller.” Darby foretold and managed her own future masterfully. When it was evident death was imminent, Darby celebrated by inviting friends to visit her Carmel Valley home where she wanted to be buried. Well-wishers swapped stories, shared poems and reminisced, and on Sunday, January 14, a humorous version of the Last Rites was performed by a visiting minister. Later that night, by phone, Darby repeated the ritual to me, laughed, said “I love you” and told me goodbye. Mid-week came and Darby slipped into the soft orange-hued state of consciousness described by the Dalai Lama as preceding the natural transition from the physical to spiritual plane. Loved ones with Darby when she took her final breath report her passing as peaceful. It was also perfectly timed, which is why I compare Darby to a Romanian Gypsy “drabardi” who not only foretold her own transition, she timed it to perfectly fit into national socio-political protests. The outspoken activist for social justice, who often cited Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s famed saying that “well-behaved women rarely make history” died on Sat., Jan. 20, 2018. Is it possible Darby led the 2nd annual Women’s Marches against Trump into posterity? Are Traveling Gypsies among the New Bedou? Darby’s vivid tastes appear in this coloring book page she did recently. Her fabrics remind me of an old Gypsy cloth Dad gave me. Intricately woven with metallic threads, it sparkled like fool’s gold. “My mother bought it as a baby blanket for me in Arkansas in 1907,” Dad said. “Stay away from Gypsies if you ever meet any of them in California.” “Why? I asked, intrigued. “They’ll lie, cheat and steal whatever they can.” When I moved from California to Missouri in 1988 I encountered my first Traveling Gypsies in the Ozarks. Law enforcement agencies warned residents they were heading to Springfield. Shortly after their arrival, news stories were rife about Gypsy con artistry. Whether they’ve joined California’s New Bedou movement is unknown, but here is what I learned in Missouri. Be warned! Facts about Travelers’ modus operandi: Whole families travel in groups,
Wanda Sue Parrott
Homeless in Paradise
Photo courtesy of Mibs McCarthy Someday I’ll be soil to save our planet Darby Moss Worth said “well-behaved women rarely have made history”
driving vehicles like those that park along Lapis Road—RVs, campers, trucks and trailers. They sleep in low-cost motels, usually on the outskirts, and then spread out all over town in operations loosely resembling this scenario: Neighborhoods are scoped out for racial/ethnic makeup. Then, a contact man goes door-to-door, giving a hard-luck story and asking for help. If white, a fair-skinned man makes the contacts. If non-white, a man with darker skin covers the territory. They do a mass one-day sweep, pool their assets, and skip town or change operations. For instance, one Easter Sunday afternoon a red-haired, blue-eyed man who looked Irish knocked on my door, introduced himself and said: “I’m a neighbor from two blocks over. My wife’s in the hospital and I ran out of gas on the way to see her. If you can lend
Nickels for Nonprofits will benefit Marine Life Studies
Bring your own bags and donate the rebate (5¢) offered by Whole Foods to Marine Life Studies Now through March 31, 2018 Whole Foods Market Monterey 800 Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA 93940 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Marine Life Studies is honored to be a recipient of Whole Foods Nickels for Nonprofit Program. When customers bring in their own bags for groceries, they have the option of receiving 5¢ credit per bag, or donating it to Marine Life Studies. At the end of the quarter, our organization will receive the funds. Marine Life Studies is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Keep Marine Life Studies in mind when doing your weekly grocery shopping at Whole Foods Market in Monterey. Please remember to bring your reusable bags and consider donating your 5¢ refund per bag to Marine Life Studies.
me $20, I’ll put gas in the tank and pay you back tomorrow on my way home from work.” He offered to leave his driver’s license in my care. Of course, I declined, saying, “You need the license in case the police stop you.” I gave him $5.” He thanked me effusively and that’s the last I saw of him or my money. “Thanks for the warning, Dad,” I thought.
sell chocolates for cash as fundraisers for phony school charities. Kids knocked on doors while adults loitered in the shadows around dusk. Women sometimes read tea leaves and palms, but that was rare in Bible-Belt country where fortune-telling was against the law. Men performed shoddy, cheap work like paving driveways, cutting down trees and repairing roofs, often requesting advance pay to buy needed supplies, then vanishing without finishing the work. To learn more about Gypsies in California, read “Santa Cruz Spirituality: Romani People” by Paul Tutwiler online at https://www.santacruzpl.org/history/ articles/496/ As to Darby Moss Worth, if she had been a true Gypsy, her body would have been buried standing. Instead, after her long legal action failed to permit Darby to be buried in her Carmel Valley yard, she told her final visitors, “My remains will be sent to Washington state to be composted as soil to save our planet.” Grow in peace, Darby!
Copyright 2018 by Wanda Sue Parrott Money-taking swindles: Contact amykitchenerfdn@hotmail. Traveling Gypsies in the Ozarks kept com, or call 831-899-5887 their children from school but used them to
Wildlife Spotlight by Dan Bohrman
The Gray Whale is a large marine mammal found along the west coast, growing up to 49 feet long and weighing as much as 35 tons. They migrate ten thousand miles each year, travelling south in the winter from Alaskan waters to Mexico and passing by California during December and January. Gray Whales differ from other whales in that they have two blow holes on the top of their heads instead of the usual one.
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Sandy’s Story, Part Three
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Sandy arrived as a temporary loan to coincide with the 1981 gray whale winter By Elayne Azevedo
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History (PGMNH) was interested in updating displays. “ We had the idea of a gray whale exhibit.
With me, I’m always thinking of more and bigger,” recalls Paul Finnegan, the Assistant Director at the time. Paul worked at the Smithsonian Institution in the mid-1970s where he met Larry Foster who was engrossed with thousands of photographs researching whale anatomy. Paul learned about Larry’s lifesize whale sculptures and asked Museum Director Vern Yadon about renting one. Connections were made, Sandy arrived on a truck and kids came running! Flash forward to the 1982 gray whale winter migration. Within a year after Sandy’s arrival, attendance inside the museum had increased and outside children climbed on the whale as families snapped photographs. “ It was obvious the children loved the sculpture…Maybe we could buy it from Larry or get permission to copy it, so I wrote to Larry with the idea of opening the dialogue .“
Vern Yadon “ It breathed life into the museum.” Paul Finnegan Larry was facing health challenges at that time and it wasn’t easy finding places for two ˜50 foot whale sculptures. “Why don’t you buy this one?,” he suggested. An offer of $24,000 with a timeline of one year to purchase Sandy. The museum was working on an expansion campaign for a new wing. Vern had already talked to several people who said two campaigns at the same time was not a good idea. Other institutions where the whale was exhibited also wanted to purchase the sculpture, though Larry preferred keeping Sandy on the Monterey Peninsula as it was a perfect location where whales could be seen easily during migrations. Soon after Larry made his offer, good fortune and fate would have it that coastal biologist David Shonman was walking by the museum and saw Vern. After hearing about the offer to sell Sandy to the museum, David went to see his friend
Milos Radakovich, a former colleague at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and current president of the Monterey Bay Chapter of theAmerican Cetacean Society (ACS). David said, “Sandy is so popular, I bet we could raise the money in the community.” Milos had recently heard of a town where people donated funds to replace the sod on a high school football field. He knew that Sandy weighed approx. four tons (8,000 pounds). “Hmmm, an 8,000 pound sculpture for $24,000 … people could “buy” portions of Sandy for $3 a pound. That could work!” He created an official certificate with illustration and embossed seal. ACS volunteers had access to copiers, graphics and office support. Everyone forged ahead knowing they had one year to pull this off. The ‘Whale Fund’ drive officially opened at the January 6, 1982 Pacific Grove City Council meeting with Mayor Florus Williams and other council members being the first to buy shares at $3 a pound. By February, nearly $4,700 worth of Sandy had been purchased. ACS spouted progress in their newsletter Soundings, “At this writing, ‘Sandy’, the gray whale in front of the Pacific Grove Mvsevm of Natural History is well on her way to becoming a permanent fixture! Please hold the applause…We have a long way yet to go and we need people to help us contact schools, local businesses & clubs, and to distribute posters and sell certificates at upcoming community events such as Good Old Days.” Vern Yadon continues to credit Milos Radakovich, “I think it was Milos’ thought process that made it possible. It was a cute idea and it worked. People would come by the museum and their kids would be playing on the whale. They would buy a pound of the whale
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PSANDY’S STORY PART Three
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for their child. We sold shares to people who gave gifts to grandfathers in London. People thought its was fun, and after it was all done and some years later people were saying, ‘Where can I get a certificate?’ …they became collectors items,” said Vern Yadon Nearly $7,000 had been raised by March 3. Volunteers sold certificates at the museum, Grove Market and other prominent local places. Visitors stopped and asked, “What’s going on here?” People joked about what part of the whale they were buying. Options emerged for those wanting to ‘buy big’ with 10-pound and 20-pound clubs who received special framed certificates. Fun escalated on March 13 with “Whale Day,” a community drive that had all the elements of a festive party — music, cookies, balloons and juggling. Sandy also participated as children got into a tire toss game. The call for help was heard across the waters. The Marine Environmental Research vessel, Varua, had been researching gray whales in Hawaii. When they docked in Monterey they were moved by Sandy’s cause. They didn’t have extra funds, but Captain Russell Nilsson offered to take a group of 20-25 people on all-day whale watching trips, keeping only the expense of fuel. A local fireman made a sign “Help Save our Whale - $3 a pound” that is still in the basement museum today. News media provided publicity, “If Sandy the whale were a real estate parcel, “she” would have “sold” signs from midriff to tail flukes.” (from: PGPB Tribune, 04-28-82, ‘Whale Whale Day! March 13, 1982. Milos Radakovich (seated) and David Shonman (standing) lead the campaign and fun! Sandy is in her original location off of Forest Avenue. Donations rolled in from groups: ACS, The Sierra Club, California Heritage Guides, schools and many others. The Kiwanis raised money from a pan-
cake breakfast. Children decorated their classroom windows “Save Sandy.” One dedicated first grader paid a quarter per week on an installment plan towards their Sandy share. A whale thermometer painted on an outside wall of the museum helped supporters track progress. Buttons added a visible source of income and people proudly wore their “Sandy Pacific Grove”, “I (heart) Sandy” buttons. Slogans appeared on posters and signs. When fear drifted in that the purchase couldn’t be pulled together, a new button was designed showing Sandy being hauled-off on a truck with a big slash, appealing to fans losing their beloved whale. “I think it was an early example of what is now called crowdfunding. We didn’t have to convince people in the community to help … they were excited to step up and help – their enthusiasm was contagious,” said David Shonman. The team went full bore 4th of July week with “Whale Days.” Details are described in an article written by Paul Finnegan, ‘The Fund Raiser,’ History News, January 1984. The City Council passed a resolution, posters appeared everywhere asking for help. Merchants decorated their store windows in nautical themes. A ballon race featured ‘Flo’, a 28-foot hot air balloon shaped like a humpback whale. The PG Art Center sponsored ‘A Whale Drawing Contest’ for children. Local businesses contributed commissions and gave a percentage of their profits during “Whale of a Sale”. Whale themed raffle prizes were donated. John’s Drive-In on Forest Avenue continued collecting funds in a whale fund jar. After a productive few months, the January1983 deadline seemed uncomfortably close. Vern recalls, “We needed about $8,000 more, so I contacted my fellow
members of the Carmel Art Association and talked it over with them. They are a good crowd of people and all of them were willing to give a painting towards the auction. Painters such as Gus Arriola, a nationally known cartoonist, Don Teague from the National Academy, and Keith Lindberg, just to name a few.” Other artists heard the call and donated paintings and sculptures. An August art auction and wine-tasting party was a huge success. Finally, Milos Radakovich was able to announce: “Sandy”, the 8,000-pound concretewhale now reclining in front of the Pacific Grove Natural History Museum, has been assured a permanent home on the Monterey Peninsula, in keeping with the wishes of its creator, artist Larry Foster of Alameda. The community’s fund drive for $24,000 went over the top by $4,000 Friday evening when 200 people bid a total of $7,486 for artworks donated by 60 artists. This last event is an example of the kind of community support this campaign has enjoyed from the outset, and I feel extremely proud to have been a part of it.“ “There are a great number of people to thank for the purchase of Sandy, but it sure helped having such a worthy cause. I think it’s a tribute to art and science and a great museum, the ninth oldest scientific institution on the West Coast… It’s become a real icon of the museum and the community.” Paul Finnegan
“The one thing that ought to be realized in our quest for doing this — this was for the children of Monterey County.” Vern Yadon Sandy was purchased and it was time for a big celebration. Invitations for a September party were sent to over 1,200 donors. Confetti the Clown handed out balloons, there was music, food and big smiles. Three hundred cheering children were surrounded by a supportive community and a dedicated, creative team. After the museum expansion, the extra money from the auction was used for a concrete pad and relocation. The campaign ended after eight months, raising over $31K from donors in 20 states and with most of the money coming from 1200+ individual donations. A dedication plaque was prominently placed as Sandy took center stage onCentral Avenue in Pacific Grove. Flash forward to the 2018 gray whale winter migration. “We are excited and honored not only to celebrate the 36th anniversary of Sandy the Whale on Jan. 27, but also to welcome and honor her creator, artist Larry Foster. Larry will give a talk and answer some questions about our beloved Sandy, who provides inspiration to thousands of visitors and serves as an ambassador for education here at the Museum.” Jeanette Kihs, Executive Director of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
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Science Saturday Jan. 27 explores ‘Amazing Migrations’
Join us January 27 for Science Saturday, “Amazing Migrations,” as we peer into the fantastic world of wildlife migration. We will also be celebrating Sandy the Whale’s birthday, and are excited to host Larry Foster - the artist who made Sandy - for a talk at 11 am - Q & A about the beloved whale on the Museum’s front porch. Kids and adults alike can learn the stories of our local migrators while completing a craft, activities, and games throughout the museum. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
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