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Kiosk Extended Hours at Pacific Grove Library 2-7PM Mondays Sat., Oct. 12

Arias in Autumn Golden State Theatre 7:30 PM, Free 375-8439 •

Sat. Oct. 12

Fire Dept. Safety Fair 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Grove Station, 600 Pine Ave. •

Sat., Oct. 12

Poetry Writing Wkshp. Monterey Library 2-3:30 PM, Free 646-3949 •

75 Years - Page 2

Divots are their Life - Pages 11

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Painting Demos Carmel Art Assn. 11 AM & 2 PM, Free 624-6176 •

Mon., Oct. 14

World Affairs Council Monterey Peninsula Coll. 4 PM, Free 643-1855 •

Your Community NEWSpaper

Oct. 11-17 2013

Butterflies on Parade

Mon.-Wed. Oct. 14 -16

Back to Basketball Camp Pacific Grove High School Gym $60.00 full camp/$25 per day 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 831-902-0778 •

Tue., Oct. 15

Sat. Oct. 19

Rummage Sale 9AM-4PM Christian Church 442 Central 372-0363 •

Sat., Oct. 19

Sat., Oct. 19

Ebooks Training Monterey Library 2-3:30 PM, Free 646-3993 •

Sun., Oct. 20

“Polter-Heist” Play and Dinner Mando’s Restaurant 5 PM, $25/$22 656-9235 •

Tue., Oct. 22

“Delicious Words” Monterey Library 7 PM, $15/Free 646-3949 •

Fri., Oct. 25

Retirement Workshop House of 4 Winds Adobe 11:30 AM-1:30 PM, Free 656-0236 •

Sat., Oct. 26

Art Reception Carmel Visual Ats The Barnyard

Inside Ben Alexander Golf.......................... 11 Cop Log.............................................. 5 Food................................................... 7 Legal Notices.................................... 14 Otter Views....................................... 15 Poetry............................................... 15 Seniors............................................. 10 Skillshots Cartoon............................... 2

Pool Season is Ending

Feast of Lanterns to hold General Membership Meeting

San Benito Olive Fest. Paicines Ranch 11 AM-5 PM, $20/$10/$30 (888)503-3373 •

Sun., Oct. 20

Vol. VI, Issue 4

The Stillwell Children’s Pool at Lovers Point will be open daily through October 20 from noon to 4:30 p.m. At that point, the season will end and the pool will close. On weekdays, the admission fee is $2.00 per person and on weekends it is $4.00 If you have any questions call City Hall at 831-648-3100.

Ikebana International Pebble Bch. Comm. Svc. Distr. 1 PM, $5 624-3971 •

World Orphan Choir Cypress Church 11 AM-1:30 PM, $50/$15 277-2796 •

Owl release - Page 19

The annual Butterfly Parade and Bazaar came off without a hitch, at least as far as the spectators were concerned! Pictures, thanks to parents and others, on pages 14-15. Photo by Emily Schoenwald.

New Press for Cedar Street Times

By Marge Ann Jameson

After five years of being printed at the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, Cedar Street Times will now be printed by SF Newspapers. The venerable old press at the R-P is being retired. All customers and the Watsonville newspaper itself will be printed at other sites in the future. This is the first press I knew, when I worked at another newspaper in Santa Cruz County. On the heels of the announcement came the word that the huge plant owned by the San Jose Mercury-News, which earlier this year stopped printing their own newspaper, has been sold. The Mercury will be moving its pre-press operations to another, smaller site; the Santa Cruz Sentinel did the same a few years ago. Neither the Monterey County Herald nor the Salinas California prints their own paper anymore, either. Driven by advertising, which is moving to other avenues, printed news is dwindling. There are still plenty of readers who prefer a physical newspaper, and state law mandates that adjudicated newspapers, such as Cedar Street Times is, print rather than go solely online.

The Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc. will hold its annual general membership meeting on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. The meeting will be held in the Kuwatani Room of Pacific Grove Community Center at 7:00pm. On the agenda is the election of Board Members. Everyone who had a part in presenting the 2013 Feast of Lanterns event is considered a member of the Feast of Lanterns, Inc. and is entitled to attend the annual general membership meeting and vote in the election.

Opera Association Seeks to Keep Golden State Theater Open By Kelsey Boekkermann

A nonprofit group has set its sights on filling the Golden State Theater with opera fans 25 times over the next year. The Monterey Opera Association has a 2014 goal of 25 presentations for the Monterey Opera and for their venue of choice, the Golden State Theater. The 12 board members – led by original member and President Ron Weitzman – have applied for grant funds to help enable them to rent the Golden State Theater for 25 days in 2014. They plan to split the days up four different ways that will appeal to many diverse audiences. This experiment will tell the Association whether or not the theater is able to support itself and to act as a potential center for the performing arts on the Monterey Peninsula. The Monterey Opera Association was founded in 1988. In their 25 years together, The Monterey Opera has developed and offered a number of full-dress operas in various venues. Through the Monterey Opera’s many years, audience growth has been their one big difficulty in fully impacting the Central Coast as they wish they could. In 2009 the Monterey Opera took a risk and presented “If It’s April It’s Opera” with no admission charge. With this concert they were able to fill the Golden State Theater completely and even had to turn potential audience members away at the doors. It was in 2008 when the Monterey Opera offered “A Valentine’s Musical Bouquet,” a concert of arias, and received such a positive reception from its audience that they decided to focus on the performance of arias in concert form instead of full-scale opera productions.

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That works well for their desired venue of choice, the Golden State Theater, since it has very little backstage space to hold a set, according to Weitzman. The Monterey Opera now relies on donations and grants to secure funding. The Golden State Theater has a rich history since it was built in 1926. It first featured mainly vaudeville acts and silent movies, and for that reason it has unusual and exceptionally good acoustics, which is what makes it the perfect location for live shows and concerts. The theater is in financial straits at this time, and the City of Monterey is considering taking part in its operation. The Monterey Opera will present “Arias in Autumn” at the Golden State Theater at 417 Alverado St. in downtown Monterey, on Sat., Oct. 12. The doors will open at 6:30 with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. It will feature four intense soloists and the Monterey Opera Orchestra. Carl Christensen will conduct and David Gordon will provide the supertitles. The presentation of “Arias in Autumn” is open free to the public but, to guarantee a seat, attendees will need to call 373-8450 to make reservations.


Fort Ord veterans cemetery secures federal grant, state money

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has announced its intention to award the state of California $6.7 million to build the California Coast State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Ord. The funds will cover all construction costs associated with building Phase One of the cemetery. The project is estimated to cost $9.4 million. Governor Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) that will appropriate $1 million toward the non-reimbursed costs to construct the Central Coast State Veterans Cemetery. The appropriation in Senate Bill (SB) 232 will supplement the funds already raised by the community and provide the financial assurance needed for the California Department of Veterans Affairs (Cal-Vet) to formally respond to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs’ (USDVA) grant offer. The VA has requested that the California Department of Veterans Affairs respond by October 15 with its decision on accepting the grant. The remainder of the cost is under negotiation and the source, which is nearly complete, has not yet been formally announced.

Safety Fair at Firehouses

On Sat. Oct. 12 , the Monterey Fire Department will hold a Safety Fair from 11:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Station, 600 Pine Ave. Included in the free event will be Hyperbaric Chamber Tours and Static Equipment Display. At the Monterey Fire Station, 600 Pacific St., there will be Auto Extrication Demonstrations, Child Safety Seat Inspection, as well as Urban Search and Rescue Demonstrations. At the Carmel Fire Station, 6th Ave. between Mission & San Carlos, there will be an Auto Extrication Demonstration and Community Preparedness Fair Free hot dogs, drinks and fun educational safety information will be offered.

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Seeking Volunteers

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is an upscale benefit shop located at 198 Country Club Gate in Pacific Grove. Profits from sales go to cancer research, patient services, and education. They are currently looking for volunteers to work in varying positions in both the main shop and the newer annex. No experience is necessary--just a willingness to work towards a good cause. For information, call (831) 372-0866 or apply in person, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or Sunday, 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m.

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Spiders and snakes at museum Science Saturday

What do you fear? Find out that it doesn’t need to be spiders or snakes. Hold a live snake, view live spiders, make a spider web, and join in for fun crafts and activities as you trick-or-treat around the museum while learning all about arachnids and reptiles. Downtown Pacific Grove will have lots of Halloween fun, including live music and trick-or-treating on Lighthouse Avenue. Drop by the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History anytime between 11a.m. and 3p.m. to join in on the fun free activities. The Museum is located at 165 Forest Avenue. Call 648-5716 for more information.

Taelen Thomas to deliver “Delicious Words”

Monterey Public Library presents “Stories for Adults” featuring Taelen Thomas on Tues., Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Library Community Room. The program, “Delicious Words,” will include pieces from literary works about food. Adults and teens ages 16-up are invited to attend. Tickets are $15, or free with a valid Monterey or Pacific Grove Public Library card. Obtain tickets in advance at the Help Desk. The Monterey Library is located at 625 Pacific St., Monterey. For more information call 646-3949 or visit




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Ikebana Club to Meet in Pebble Beach

The Monterey Bay Chapter of Ikebana International will meet Tuesday, October 15 at 1 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Pebble Beach Community Services District at 3101 Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach. The meeting is free for members and $5 for non-members. Call 624-3971 for more information.


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Artists Grace Chautauqua

Venerable old Chautauqua Hall was graced by a number of artists and craftspeople (above) last weekend, as 80-degree weather encouraged people to go out and enjoy the day. Below, Marcia Stearn of Bookmark displayed her personal photography outside in Elmarie Dyke Open Space, next door to Chautauqua Hall.

Clay Art Class Offered at Monterey Rec Dept.

Let your hands get squishy in clay! Youth and adult classes are still available through City of Monterey Recreation late summer program. Beginning October 14, 12 bi-weekly classes are scheduled led by ceramics instructor Dana Goforth of Pacific Grove. The emphasis is on developing a personal sense of form using sound fundamental skills. The class is for those with or without clay experience. Online registration at, recreation department or in person at 546 Dutra St., Monterey. Call 646-3866 for more information. Hilltop Ceramic Studio. Cost is $80 for Monterey residents, $104 Non-resident. Includes clay and glazes.

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Journaling Class Now Open at Monterey Parks

“Bringing Nature Journaling to Life” is a new class offered at Monterey Regional Park District on Sun., Nov. 17 from 1:00-4:00. Instructor Elizabeth Murdock will guide students on journaling in nature. The class is offered at Garland Park Museum and is open to students ages 11-adult. Cost is $10/$11 (members) plus $10 for materials, which includes a journal art book. To register, call Parks at 831659-6065 or go to the website at More information can be found in the “Let’s Go Outdoors! catalog.

“Rocky Horror” returns to Paper Wing Theatre

Tom Rigney, the fiery, electrifying violinist/composer, joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco roots music scene to form Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a band that will tear the roof off of any place that has one and raise the spirits of everyone around.


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After a two year hiatus, Paper Wing Theatre is back with “The Rocky Horror Show,” offered Oct. 4-31, with Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m. and special performances on Saturdays at midnight and Thurs., Oc. 31 at 8 p.m. and midnight. Brad and Janet, newly engaged, stumble onto the castle of Dr. Frank-NFurter (played by L. J. Brewer) during a rainstorm. Taking refuge in the castle, they’re present for the doctor’s unveiling of his newest creation. Audience participation and costumes are encouraged. This is an exceedingly grand and campy visual and musical satire of the golden days of the B-movie horror and science-fiction genres. Private Rocky Horror parties are available; call the theater for details. There will be character costume contests at each Halloween showing. The play is written by Richard O’Brien. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for students, seniors and military members. Call 905-5684 for more information.

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Note: The Pacific Grove Public Library is likely to remain in its current space, and only that space, for the foreseeable future. However beloved the library is, few people would suggest it is currently in its best possible state. So questions arise as to how best use the space we have. Some of the changes being considered, the advantages and disadvantages for each change, and the need for public input and influence in the decision making process were discussed in last week’s Cedar Street Times, which readers can find in the archives at This column is the second half of that discussion. Children’s Section One idea being discussed is to change the children’s room into a public meeting room. There is no plan yet as to where the children’s section would then be. Since the children’s collection, one of the things on which many Pagrovians pride themselves, is so large, the new space would need to be considerable unless a significant portion of the children’s collection is discarded. To the extent library space other than the current children’s room is allocated to use as a children’s section, it will not be available for use for adult materials, thus potentially demanding even further reduction of the adult collection. This column has long advocated the need to pay special attention to children since developing a love of reading and learning in a child is a significant factor in a child’s later success and since most children aren’t in a position to advocate for themselves. Deservedly, PG has long prided itself for its outstanding children’s program. At the same time, no library should be run solely for the benefit of a particular interest group. Older patrons pay the taxes for the library; their needs and desires should also be given consideration. Children can be noisy. This fact is certainly not an argument to deny them access to library services, but it’s a fact that should be given particular attention with respect to discussing changes since noise impacts the ability of other patrons to enjoy the library. Right now the library has a special children’s section. The glass wall between it and the main rooms plays an important role in the ambiance of the library in that the wall keeps the noise in while allowing the natural light to enter through its large exterior windows and flow through the rest of the library. One argument in favor of moving the children’s section is that the current space is insufficient for the many children and their parents who enjoy StoryTime. At the same time, StoryTime occurs only a few hours a week. If moving the children’s section to another part of the library would require a significant reduction of the children’s collection, why not just reduce the collection where it is to allow more space for those StoryTime sessions? Is having more space for the four or five hours of StoryTime each week worth reducing the children’s collection by, for example, 20 percent? What do adult patrons think about having the children’s section in a section of the library that isn’t sound-isolated? Meeting Room(s) There is no question the city of Pacific Grove needs more public meeting space available for use by individuals and non-city organizations. The most recent installment in the popular Meet the Authors series had 90 attendees. As you know if you were there, shoehorning 90 attendees into the library took some doing. Public meeting space at the library, especially a space that would hold at least 90 people, would be wonderful. At the same time, it would come at a cost. If a space is used primarily as a public meeting space, its sound must be isolated to avoid having the meeting disturb other patrons and vice versa. It must also comply with the laws regarding accessibility. It needs access to restrooms at all times. Ideally it would also be space that could be accessed during hours the library is not open, for example on Sundays. Books can’t be in the meeting space since people attending the meeting would be disturbed by people looking for books, and people looking for books would be understandably reluctant to interrupt a meeting in progress. If a space is used primarily as a meeting space, it is not used primarily as something else. While, secondarily, it can be used as a reading room, the fact is the more the space is changed to accommodate other uses, the less satisfactory it will be as a meeting space. For example, if a space were solely used as a meeting space, comfortable chairs could be purchased and left in place rather than having folding chairs that need to be set up and removed for each meeting. If the space is set up for secondary use as a reading room, with or without tables, those items would all need to be moved when the space is used as a meeting space, and patrons who relied on using the space for its secondary purpose would be forced into other parts of the library. Alfred North Whitehead PG has limited resources, both in terms of tax dollars and in terms of willingness of donors to contribute to public causes. As mathematician and philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead said,“The answer you receive is a function of the question you ask.” Is the right question, “How can we get more public meeting space in the PG library?” or is it,“How can the citizens of Pacific Grove have access to more public meeting space?” For example, the museum, catty-corner from the library, has meeting space that might be made available to people who want and need public meeting space. Why not use that space instead of decreasing the amount of space available for the library collection? Obviously the museum will have its own take on this issue, but have there been any discussions along these lines? The city maintains an ownership interest in the museum, are we making the most of it? Elimination of Curbside Drop-off Another issue under consideration is eliminating curbside drop-off. While this change would certainly be of benefit in conserving precious library staff time and providing protection for books that need to be unloaded from the drop-off container in rainy weather, is this change something the patrons would support? Remember, in time the block south of the library, the block including the Holman Building and containing a large parking lot, is likely to be developed. When that happens, parking near the library will become more difficult. Unlike the Monterey library, which does have curbside drop–off, the PGPL does not have two permanent parking lots within easy walking distance. Do patrons, especially aging baby boomers, want to be required to park perhaps several blocks from the library to return their books? Coffee Shop? Creating a coffee shop inside the library is also frequently mentioned. This experiment was tried in Monterey without success, though the factors for the lack of success


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9/28/13 - 10/4/13 Ya gotta keep the paperwork current When police stopped the vehicle on Forest Lodge Rd. because of expired registration, the driver handed the officer her expired driver license. DUI collides with parked cars A female driver, found to be under the influence after colliding with two parked cars, was transported to CHOMP due to her injuries. Nobody cleans carpets for free The party reported that an adult came to their residence and offered to clean their carpets for free. The resident let him in to survey the carpets only he was more interested in asking personal questions, such as their age, etc. When the carpet cleaner said he’d be back in 20 minutes, but never returned, the residents called the police. An area check did not locate the subject and the residents were advised not to let in strangers. Lost According to a study by Travelers Insurance, of all the cases of identity theft with a known cause, nearly half result from a missing wallet or purse – three times more than from data breaches or online scams. The subject called to report that her son had lost his wallet sometime in the past few days, that he could not recall where or when he last saw it. Party on Country Club Gate reported losing their wallet. They should all be so lucky While the officer was taking information over the telephone about a lost wallet, a subject walked into the station at the same moment with the lost wallet in hand. A party residing on Junipero Ave. turned in an envelope marked ‘Rent’ that contained cash and a check that was returned to its owner within the hour. A credit card was found on Lighthouse Ave., turned into police and returned to (the very lucky) owner the next day. Pine Ave. resident turned in a wallet he found while cycling the back country in Ft. Ord. The owner was located and retrieved his wallet. Found A small backpack was found on a bench along the beach front that contained a child’s medication and games. Subject came to the station with a found bone. The item was forwarded to the Sheriff’s Office/Coroner’s Division for examination. A dog was found in a parking lot near a restaurant on Forest Ave. and brought to the police department. A wallet was found on the grounds of an apartment complex on Pacific Grove Ln. that contained a student ID card, two bank cards and other miscellaneous cards. But it wasn’t lost The party reported placing his backpack on the ground while he assisted with setting up for the Farmers Market booths. He returned and the backpack was missing. He was told a female picked it and told a vendor she would turn it in to the police. That has yet to happen. Road rage, punk juvenile version The reporting party stopped to allow a deer to cross the road. The gray van behind her pulled alongside and two juveniles began yelling profanities at her. As she attempted to drive away they forced her vehicle off to the side of the road. When she resumed driving they began to drive around her vehicle until they bumped her rear bumper. She was unable to get the license number. Must have forgotten he’s on probation A probation check was conducted at the residence of Jay Ballard on 14th St. where investigators located a controlled substance. Ballard was booked at PGPD and transported to County jail. Thieves stoop to new lows A business on Lighthouse Ave. reported that gasoline had been siphoned from a work vehicle over the week-end. Party reported that the building he was working on was burglarized overnight and multiple tools were stolen.

Bob the Iguana Still At Large

Despite numerous sightings, Bob the Iguana has still not been re-captured. He was last seen on the ocean side of Oceanview Blvd., playing on the rocks and bobbing in the surf, headed for Monterey. The owners ask that people not try to capture him as he is fast and might get run over in traffic, If you do see him, please call PG Animal Control at 648-3143.

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now seem to be identified. A coffee shop, or perhaps a coffee bar, would need to be near the entrance; would need to be open during the early hours of the morning when people most want coffee and the library isn’t open; and would require space not only for the shop/bar itself, but for chairs and tables to be used by the coffee patrons. Is that the best use of space in the space-constrained library? Is developing such an area an appropriate use of cash we have available for remodeling? Who would run the coffee shop? Unless you’re willing to volunteer at least four hours a week on a week-in, week-out basis, including during the month of December, and know another 20 or 30 people who would also volunteer a similar amount of time, don’t say “volunteers.” And even if volunteers would run it, the time they would allocate would be at the expense of the hours they volunteer for the library now. While certainly smaller spaces have been successful with coffee shops/bars (e.g. the Postgraduate School) is there something that distinguishes that space from the library and makes it attractive to an outside vendor (e.g. when does the day start at the Postgraduate School? Do a significant percentage of the Postgraduate community drink coffee while a much smaller percentage of PGPL patrons drink it?)? What would tax paying businesses, several of whom serve coffee and are within two or three blocks of the library, say about the idea? On-site Book Store? Yet another idea, given the on-going success of the First Saturday Book Sale, oft mentioned in this column, is to have an on-site book store, significantly larger than the current on-going book sales shelves that stand against the wall to the children’s section. Again many questions would need to be answered. One is the obvious, “Who’s going to run it?” A response of, “Volunteers,” runs into the same issues as the coffee shop. Also, there’s a serious question as to who would purchase the books. Will such a book store attract a significant number of new buyers for the used books, or will it simply spread throughout a month the same book buyers with more volunteer labor needed for the same sales? And, as with all the issues under consideration that require space, will the cost of the allocation of space to something other than the collection be worth it to the library patrons? Funding While some of these ideas could be implemented with minimal funding, some would require substantial funding. Since any changes are still in the early stages of discussion, presumably funding will become part of the discussion at a later point. Perhaps grants will be available for certain changes. Other changes may require money from the city or a fund-raising drive. Again, an important question will be what changes the patrons and taxpayers want to pay for. Community Discussions and Influence Regarding the Decisions Anyone familiar with the history of the PGPL over the last five years knows change for the worse or for the better can be both significant and swift. As noted above, there is no one right answer to any of these questions, though it’s clear a decision in one area, such as a meeting room, has a significant impact on other issues, such as the size of the collection. At the same time, since the way these issues are handled will be a significant factor in the use of, and thus support for, the PGPL, appropriate discussion of all the benefits and burdens of each decision should be discussed. Patrons and taxpayers should be given the opportunity for significant input into the decision-making process and influence on the final decisions.

Arias in Autumn! Monterey Opera Presents

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4 Powerfully Dramatic Soloists and the Monterey Opera Orchestra 16 Brilliant Arias and Ensembles composed by

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Jon Guthrie High Hats & Parasols Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding.

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Women meet The Women’s Relief Corps met this week for the purpose of installing officers to serve next year. The officers chosen to serve include Mrs. Geo. Clingman, President; Miss Julia Moore, Vice President; Mrs. Anna Cooper, Treasurer, Mrs. Tom Newman, secretary; Mrs. J. J. Glope, Conductor. The new officers begin serving on the first day of next year. The retiring President was presented a lapel pin after the business of the evening was completed. For those who would care to attend a gathering or to join the relief corps, meetings are conducted each Tuesday at Scobey Hall. The purpose of the group is to offer emergency help in times of need. Many encounter death Many are known to have encountered the black reaper on the roads and walkways of Monterey County, the number hurried along since the coming of the auto mobile. The year 1912 saw 32 people being killed. The most recent death was that of Miss Elisa Brice, whose carriage was struck by a train at a marked crossing. Twenty-five of the accidents, however, were due to auto mobiles. Five of the dead were children run over by passing vehicles, either auto mobiles or horse-drawn. Trolley cars accounted for four dead when people missed their step and slipped under the wheels. Pedestrians are encouraged to watch out and children should play their games in yards, not on the streets. Fight for freedom It is alleged that the Coastal revolutionists trying to ignite a fury of protest have been sentenced to several years of confinement in the California state hospitals. Chief comrade George Burke is vehemently complaining, saying that the revolutionists have all been railroaded and that there is not a “crazy” person among them. Burke said that his followers have been imprisoned in hospitals without so much as writs of habeas corpus. A protest march is being planned for Market street in San Francisco. Burke said that he expects several hundred protestors to show up. The “revolutionists” goal is to end wealth for the few and obtain equal pay and equal rights for all. 1 Cigar stand to close Mr. P. F. Steggo has announced his intention to close his Forest avenue cigar stand at the end of next week. All merchandise will be offered at 50% discount until Friday night, next, at which time Steggo will commence transporting remaining goods to his new store on Alvarado in Monterey. Steggo said it seemed that Grovians simply didn’t smoke enough and he hopes to fare better in Monterey. Ladies, remember Christmas is coming up. A handful of cigars might be just the thing for the fellow in your life and your purchase might help Mr. Steggo save a couple of trips. Petition prepared A petition is being prepared by Miss Pauline Sylvester and Mr. Sam North and is almost ready for Grovian signatures. Next month, the signed petition will be transported to Sacramento and presented to the legislature. The petition promotes construction of a state highway from San Jose to King City or even to San Luis Obispo. Mr. Robert Hill said that the new highway is essential to the area’s growing economy. Be sure to support the new road. Stop by the Review office and put your ink on the document.

Side track (tidbits from here and there)

• Light-weight signs of all sizes are available at Wright’s hardware. • E. J. Long, who is studying pharmacy, is down from San Francisco for a visit with his wife, Mrs. J. Long. • A silver bracelet with jewels lost at or near the Grove Coffee House. Modest reward for return to Rebecca Smith. • Ring us up by asking your operator for Main 247. G. Fraley & Co. Dealers in seeds and feeds. We deliver. 2 • Easy cleaning with a vacuum. Hand pump creates easy suction. Mr. Douglas will demonstrate. Red 347 for appointment. • Mr. Frank Smith and Miss Rae Hackman, attending San Jose Teacher’s College, stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Hackman of the Grove this week.

And the cost is...

• Eyes tested and spectacles made. $2.50 per eye. E. J. Hardy, optician. • Special, wax-paper wrapped bread is great to take on picnics, fishing trips. 12₵ a loaf or 12 loaves for $1. Grove bakery. • Charles Norton, notary public. 50₵ per witnessing. • Dry cleaning. A new process for getting your clothing like new. Trial price of $1.50 for 3-piece suit. Grove laundry.

Author’s notes...

Soprano Susan Gundunas – Has been a soloist with Opera San Jose, the German company of Phantom of the Opera, and the NDR Symphony, Hamburg. Teaches voice at UC Berkeley. Contralto Malin Fritz – Has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Estonian National Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera. Tenor Christopher Bengochea – Has performed with Opera San Jose, Atlanta Opera, Opera Idaho, Opera Canada, the New York City Chorale Society, the Opera Orchestra of New York, and the Orange County Symphony. Baritone Peter Tuff –

Has been a member of the Vienna State Opera, performing often in the Salzburg Festival, and also has appeared as a soloist at the Imperial Chapel along with the Vienna Choirboys and members of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Conductor Carl Christensen - Recently conducting during summers in Central and South America, Dr. Christensen joined Monterey Opera as its music director in 2002 and has been honored by the Arts Council for Monterey County as a Luminary Champion of the Arts. Supertitles by David Gordon – Has been a tenor soloist of international stature, appearing as featured guest soloist with virtually every major North American symphony orchestra. Serves currently as Director of Education of the Carmel Bach Festival.


Donations are welcome

1 Commitment to an insane asylum was a popular way of imprisonment, 100 years ago. Santa Cruz Country boasted a large number of these institutions, and enjoyed a sizable income from their operation. Many from Monterey Country, both the guilty and the innocent, were committed in Santa Cruz County. 2 Headquarters for G Fraley & Co. were in Salinas. Whether Fraley would deliver clear to Pacific Grove was not mentioned.

Lee Brady Offers Writing Workshop

The Creative Writing Workshop, a six-week course taught by SF playwright/critic/ actor Lee Brady, welcomes new and experienced writers of fiction, non fiction, poetry and playwriting ) at the Sally Griffin Center (700 Jewell, Pacific Grove). The workshop runs from Oct. 10 to Nov. 14, 2013. This six week workshop will include exercises in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and playwriting and writers will share their readings and receive critical responses from the instructor and from their fellow students. Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. Contact (831 869-0860) or    Kathryn Kress at  MPC’s Older Adult program  (831 646-4058) with questions. The workshop is free for all ages.

Times • Page 7 Beach House in Pacific Grove: This is the Way To Dine October 11, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

Richard Oh

Oh, have a taste!

It’s great to see the former location of the Old Bath House open up as the new Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point, Pacific Grove. There were a few delays that push back the opening date several months but I’m glad they endured the setbacks and opened a beautiful restaurant with amazing views. If you haven’t dined at the Beach House, you are missing out. They offer a diverse menu, very nice ambiance, great service, full bar, and views views views. This is the way to dine. One can choose from escargot to oysters on the appetizer menu and from burgers to lobster tail from the entrée menu. They also have an astounding sunset dinner (early bird dinner). I’m happy to see such entrees like sole, meatloaf, chicken, salmon, and pork loin for under $10. But you have to order before 6:00. They have seating out on the glass enclosed deck with heat lamps, as well as the bar, or in the main dining area. The owners, Kevin Phillips and Jim Gilbert, did it again. They have the golden touch. They also own Gilbert’s Restaurant and Abalonetti’s both on Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. To have a successful restaurant, one must operate on all cylinders all the time. The staff is so important from the kitchen to the wait staff to the bussers to the host to the bartenders, and of course management. Which leads me to Jeremy Phillips the general manager. He is a young and ambitious man with lots of drive. He is 29 years old with 15 years experience in the restaurant business and has been around it his whole life. His dad is the co-owner. Jeremy has worked at many local establishments gathering a wealth of knowledge and experience from some of the greats like Bill Lee, John Pisto, Coastal Luxury Management, and, of course, his father, Kevin Phillips and his partner, Jim Gilbert. Jeremy spent some time at Cal Poly studying business, but his passion for food, beer, and wine could not be surpassed. He is Cicerone certified and is currently moving towards sommelier certification. A Cicerone is a person who has been chosen to designate those with proven expertise in selecting, acquiring and serving today’s wide range of beers. Thus, Jeremy can pair beer with your entrée as a sommelier would with food and wine. This is his first position as a general manager and he loves the challenges and rewards of running a new and feverish restaurant. Please visit him and his staff soon. Call 831-375-2345 for reservations or visit for more info. They are open at 4:00 daily.

The dish:

Seared scallops with lobster bisque sauce Ingredients 3 bacon slices, diced 2 lobster tails, rough chopped, shell on 3 oz. cognac 1 carrot, diced 1 onion, diced 2 C water 1 C tomato purée 1 C heavy cream Procedure: Lobster bisque… Using a large pot, render bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and set aside for garnish. Sautee tails and shells in olive oil until heated through. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. of flour. Add carrot and onion and sauté together over medium heat until shells have turned in color and vegetables have softened. Carefully add the cognac and reduce until alcohol is mostly absorbed. Add water and tomato puree and simmer to reduce again. After 5-6 minutes of simmering, add heavy cream and sugar and

continue to reduce for several minutes. Once the bisque is hot, remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly. Using a food processor, pulse the shells and vegetables slightly, adding lemon juice for flavor, if desired. Pass through a fine mesh strainer and back into pot. Season with salt and pepper. Return to low heat to keep warm.

Seared scallops:

Remove side muscle from each scallop and pat dry. Season lightly with salt and pepper, and bring a small sauté pan to high heat (using olive or grape seed oil). Once oil is hot, carefully place each scallop into pan and sauté 1-2 minutes until browned evenly on both sides and cooked to desired texture. Ladle bisque into a bowl and arrange the scallops evenly on the bottom. Scatter bacon pieces and top with parsley or chervil.

The chefs:

Chefs Briana Sammut and Guillaurme D’Angio are the dynamic duo in the kitchen creating the delicious cuisine at the Beach House. Briana was the pastry chef at Crema, also of Pacific Grove, and Guillaurme was the sous chef at Cantinetta Luca located in Carmel. Now they run the kitchen as co-executive chefs creating culinary delights for all of us to enjoy. Briana is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York and Guillaurme attended Poitiers Culinary Academy in France. I feel their backgrounds and heritage add a nice flare to the delightful epicurean inspirations they produce. The above recipe was brought to you by Briana and is being featured at the Beach House. I’ve had the pleasure of pairing several of her creations in the past and am looking forward to many more. She is pleasant to work with and creates amazing palette pleasing gastronomic fare. Please visit them soon and taste their culinary skills.

The wine:

2010 Otter Cove Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey. This is a single vineyard from Paraiso Wines. It started in stainless steel then aged in neutral oak. It went through partial malolactic fermentation. You’ll get butter up front, tropical fruits in the mid palette, with a hint of vanilla on the finish. It’s a nice refreshing wine that pairs great with many different seafood items. The Beach House offers the Otter Cove Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and the Syrah to pair with many of the wonderful menu selection or to sip while enjoying the breathtaking views.

Seared scallops are easily prepared, and beautifully set off with a lobster bisque....and Otter Cover Chardonnay.


Monterey County’s Best Locals’ Menu! • Parmesan Crusted Chicken • • Fresh Catch of the Day • • Mile-High Meatloaf • • Grilled Calamari Steak • • Italian Sausage Pasta Saute • • Flame Broiled Pork Loin Chop •

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Times • October 11, 2013

New You

Health and Wellness

With Balanced Chakras, You Can Manifest What You Want Chakras are subtle energy centers. The word chakra is a Sanskrit word, and it means “wheel”. Today we will explore the seven major chakras, which are connected to the body through the nervous system. Because the chakras contain organs, emotions, thoughts, and consciousness, if they are out of balance, it effects our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Each chakra is a generator and reservoir of energy. When our chakras are balanced and working, playing together, our energy can flow freely, and we enjoy life more. First Chakra: Earth element, dark red Also called the Root Chakra, it is located at the base of your spine, buttocks and tailbone. Its qualities are security, support, grounding, foundation, survival, stability, final manifestation, field of completion. The emotions connected to the First Chakra are fear, courage, trust. Second Chakra: Water element, deep dark orange It is located at your belly, hips, pelvis, and low back. Its qualities are intuition, creativity, receptivity, nurturing, sexuality, sensuality, family, generation-seed, unconscious emotions. Emotions: Attachment, lust, “holding on,” letting go, flowing, moderation, joy. Third Chakra: Fire element, golden yellow It is located at your stomach, solar

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Self discovery plexus, and mid-back areas. Qualities: Will-power, name, fame, authority, motivation, vitality, inspiration, self-esteem, drive, control, impulse behind movement, action. Emotions: anger, resentment, forgiveness, letting go. Fourth Chakra: Air Element, emerald green, pink Also called the Heart Chakra, it is located at your chest and upper back. The physical heart is to the left, the emotional heart is in the middle of your chest, inbetween your breasts, and the spiritual heart is a bit higher, between your breasts and your throat, where the Thymus Gland is. Qualities: unconditional love, trust, devotion, conscious emotions, compassion, heart-felt feelings, breath. Emotions: desire, greed, aversion, desirelessness, sadness, grief, charity, compassion. Fifth Chakra: Ether element, light blue, turquoise Also called the Throat Chakra, it is located at your throat and neck. Quali-

Aquarium Recommendations for Seafood Month October is National Seafood Month, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium aims to make it National Sustainable Seafood Month. The Aquarium’s publication “Seafood Watch” recommends that purchasers obtain seafood from its green “Best Choices” list; or, if those choices are unavailable, use the yellow “Good Alternative” list. For those eating out, an available app can assist in finding restaurants and sustainable options. For those dining at home, recipes are available to make the culinary process easy and delicious. The Aquarium invites sharing of ocean-friendly culinary masterpieces by email, or on Facebook and Twitter during October.

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Seeking Volunteers

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is an upscale benefit shop located at 198 Country Club Gate in Pacific Grove. Profits from sales go to cancer research, patient services, and education. They are currently looking for volunteers to work in varying positions in both the main shop and the newer annex. No experience is necessary--just a willingness to work towards a good cause. For information, call (831) 372-0866 or apply in person, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or Sunday, 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m.

ties: Creativity, intuition, spaciousness, will, communication, speaking your truth, self-expression, faith. Emotions: Pride, humility. Sixth Chakra: Ether element (Light), dark blue, dark purple Also called the Third Eye, it is located in the middle of your forehead, goes all the way through your brain to the back of your head, where your neck and skull meet. Qualities: intuition, perception, insight, realization, intelligence, spirituality, vision. Emotions: dreaming, clarity. Seventh Chakra: Ether element (Consciousness), brilliant white and gold Also called the Crown Chakra, it is located at the top of your head, and goes a bit out of your head like a cone. Qualities: union, connection to the divine, understanding, compassion. Emotions: Bliss.

Manifesting Journey:

Take a few deep breaths. Imagine something you would like to have in your life. Feel your vision in your Crown Chakra, surrounded by brilliant white and gold, connected to all of you. Your vision is coming down to your Third Eye, becoming a true desire. You can see your desire having come true. How is your life different now? Dark purple and blue have joined the white and gold, carrying your desire down to your Throat Chakra. Say to yourself out loud: “I am creating space in my life for....” Allow light blue and turquoise to join the other colors, carrying your desire to your Heart Chakra. Feel your self-love joining your heart’s desire. “I love myself enough to know that I deserve to have my desire become reality.” Emerald green and pink have joined the other colors, taking your desire down to the Third Chakra, into your stomach. Your will-power has now joined

your desire, “This is my life. I have a right to have my desire be manifested.” What is the next action you can take in this process? See yourself taking it. Imagine that golden yellow has now joined the other colors, carrying your desire to the Second Chakra in your pelvis and low back. Feel that your desire is flowing into your life in a way that nurtures you. “I am allowing myself to receive this desire in an easy and joyful way.” Dark orange has now joined the other colors, creating a rainbow while taking your desire down to the dark red Root Chakra - final manifestation. See, feel, sense your desire as a full reality in your life, letting yourself relax deeply into it. YES!


Rabia Erduman was born in Istanbul, Turkey and later spent ten years in Germany before arriving in the United States in 1983. Rabia utilizes Psychology, Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, and Trauma Release to assist clients in their process of self-discovery. Rabia also teaches tantric and spiritually-oriented workshops. Rabia is the author of Veils of Separation - Finding the Face of Oneness, and has four Guided Imagery CDs: Relaxation, Meditation, Chakra Meditation, and Inner Guides. Following her vision, Rabia is taking the necessary steps for her book to be made into a movie or TV-series. The screenplay is done, now we are looking for a producer. She has also been interviewed on radio and television shows and has lectured extensively throughout the years. To those wishing to understand her work, she says, “I have found working with the combination of mind, body, and energy to be highly effective in reaching optimum balance. My life and work are about being in the moment, free of fear and the feeling of separation. Deep joy is a natural expression of this process.”

Nutrition and Breast Cancer Subject of Talk

Dr. Helayne Waldman, holistic nutritionist and co-author of The Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors will speak on the subject nutrition and breast health on Tuesday, October 15, 6 p.m., at the Monterey Public Library. The lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the MPL Endowment Committee. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Sign up in advance at the Help Desk, call (831) 646-5632, or email thongchu@monterey. org. The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. For more information visit

Transform your negative beliefs. . . transform your life. Rabia Erduman, CHT, CMP, RPP, CST Author of Veils of Separation


Transpersonal Hypnotherapy • Reiki Craniosacral Therapy • Polarity Therapy Nervous System Healing • Trauma Release CDs: Chakra Meditation, Relaxation, Meditation, Inner Guides

October 11, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

You’re about to see Medicare in a whole new light.

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Come and compare your current coverage with our new plan. You might be surprised. There is a new, community-based Medicare Advantage option — brought to you by Aspire Health Plan — that provides these benefits in one plan: ❚ Medical ❚ Prescriptions ❚ Vision ❚ Dental ❚ Hearing exams We’ll coordinate your care with more than 300 local doctors and all Monterey County hospitals.

Seminars start October 1 and run through December 7. To save your spot at one of our events, please call (831) 574-4938 or toll-free (855) 570-1600.

ASPIREHEALTHPLAN The care you need from people you know.

Aspire Health Plan invites you to a special event about all we have to offer as a Medicare-approved plan in your area. MONDAY, OCT. 14





9–10:30 a.m. Elli’s 1250 S. Main Street Salinas

9–10:30 a.m. Carmel Mission Inn 3665 Rio Road Carmel

9–10:30 a.m. Oldemeyer Center 986 Hilby Avenue Seaside

9–10:30 a.m. Carmel Mission Inn 3665 Rio Road Carmel

9–10:30 a.m. Oldemeyer Center 986 Hilby Avenue Seaside

9–10:30 a.m. Elli’s 1250 S. Main Street Salinas

10–11:30 a.m. Giant Artichoke 11221 Merritt Street Castroville

11a.m.–12:30 p.m. Rocky Han Community Center 211 Hillcrest Avenue Marina

11a.m.–12:30 p.m. Black Bear Diner 2450 N. Fremont Street Monterey

11a.m.–12:30 p.m. Crazy Horse Restaurant 1425 Munras Ave Monterey

10–11:30 a.m. Giant Artichoke 11221 Merritt Street Castroville

9–10:30 a.m. Rocky Han Community Center 211 Hillcrest Avenue Marina

11a.m.–12:30 p.m. Laurel Inn 801 W. Laurel Drive Salinas 2–3:30 p.m. The Grill at PG Golf Course 79 Asilomar Blvd. Pacific Grove

11a.m.–12:30 p.m. Crazy Horse Restaurant 1425 Munras Ave Monterey

11a.m.–12:30 p.m. Windmill Restaurant 1167 Front Street Soledad 2–3:30 p.m. Mee Memorial Hospital 300 Canal Street King City

11a.m.–12:30 p.m. Laurel Inn 801 W. Laurel Drive Salinas 2–3:30 p.m. The Grill at PG Golf Course 79 Asilomar Blvd. Pacific Grove

11a.m.–12:30 p.m. Black Bear Diner 2450 N. Fremont Street Monterey

10–11:30 a.m. Vista Lobos Room Torres between 3rd & 4th Carmel 11a.m.–12:30 p.m. Windmill Restaurant 1167 Front Street Soledad

Aspire Health Plan is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Aspire Health Plan depends on contract renewal. This information is available for free in other languages. Please call our customer service number at (831) 574-4938, TTY (831) 574-4940, or toll free (855) 570-1600, TTY (855) 332-7195, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. Esta información está disponible gratis en otros idiomas. Por favor, póngase en contacto con nuestro número de servicio al cliente a continuación (831) 574-4938, TTY (831) 574-4940, or toll free (855) 570-1600, TTY (855) 332-7195, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings call (831) 574-4938, TTY (831) 574-4940, or toll free (855) 570-1600, TTY (855) 332-7195. H8764_MKT_44_AEP Ads_Accepted09222013


Times • October 11, 2013

Make This a Golden Age


Obamacare and Medicare: Do You Need to Do Anything Differently? Susan L. Alexander, Esq. (J.D., M.P.A., LL.M. - Taxation)

Spotlight on Seniors

Starting October 1, 2013, people who lack health insurance can start signing up for coverage through the new internetbased health insurance marketplaces set up under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). But if you already have Medicare, you have nothing to worry about.  You have coverage that will continue as before and you don’t need to do anything.  Any stranger who tries to tell you otherwise may be trying to steal your personal information.   It’s all somewhat confusing because Medicare’s enrollment period for choosing or changing prescription drug or Medicare Advantage plans begins October 15 and ends December 7, overlapping with the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment period.  Scammers are taking advantage of the confusion to steal personal and financial information from Medicare recipients and others.  Some con artists, claiming to be from Medicare, are calling Medicare beneficiaries and telling them that because of Obamacare they need to get “a new Medicare card,” which requires them to divulge personal and banking information.  If they don’t provide the information, the beneficiaries are told, their Medicare benefits will stop. In point of fact, people age 65 and over who are on Medicare don’t need to do anything to continue getting their government benefits. Medicare coverage satisfies the new insurance requirement and a new “health care card” is not required.  (And those under age 65 who already have health coverage don’t need to do anything, either.)  Moreover, Medicare, like the IRS, ns have Alzheimer’s disease. will never contact beneficiaries about any zheimer’s has moreissues than by doubled personal phone or e-mail, but rather through regular mail. It’s also against the law for someone who knows you have Medicare to sell zheimer’s disease willthat continue you a marketplace (also called an “exf individuals with Alzheimer’s change”) plan.  Anyone who violates the law can be fined up to $25,000 or impris6 million. oned for up to five years, or both. If you receive or a suspicious call, please have Alzheimer’s disease do our community a favor and report it to the National Consumer Protection Technical Resource Center, a non profit

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organization that is funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA), which recruits and teaches senior volunteers and professionals to help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries become better health care consumers. The contact person for California is Ms. Anne Gray, who can be reached at toll free phone number 1-855-613-7080 or by email at agray@ . While we’re discussing the new Affordable Care Act, don’t forget the positive changes it brings to Medicare. Those receiving prescription drug coverage and stuck in the coverage gap known as the “doughnut hole” will get a 50% discount on brand-name prescription drugs covered under Medicare Part D. In addition, people with regular Medicare will no longer have to pay a co-pay, coinsurance or deductible to receive preventive services that are highly recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -- services that include screenings for breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes and heart disease, as well as smoking cessation counseling. Private Medicare plans (also known as Medicare Advantage plans) may still charge for these services, but many do not. Also under the health reform law, Medicare Part B beneficiaries will now receive an annual wellness visit free of charge. During this yearly visit, your doctor or other health practitioner recognized by Medicare (such as a nurse practitioner) will update your medical history and current prescriptions; measure your height, weight, blood pressure and body mass index; create a screening schedule for the next 5 to 10 years and screen for cognitive issues. And Medicare now pays in full, without patient co-pays or deductibles, for the initial “Welcome to Medicare” that Medicare has offered since 2005 to beneficiaries within 12 months of their becoming covered under Medicare Part B. Susan L. Alexander is a local elder law attorney with offices in Pacific Grove. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a passionate advocate for seniors and their families. Susan can be reached at 644-0300.

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Ann Smith video taping exercise session for her new video release: “Exercise - The Art of Aging” Be a part of Ann Smith's new video production by participating in a special exercise presentation, especially presented at the Sally Griffin Senior Center.Thurs., Oct. 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sally Griffin Senior Center - 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove - (831) 375-4454 Ann's innovative exercise system has won her thousands of fans through sold-out classes, lectures and videos that have sold more than 2 million copies. Based on the stretches dancers use to stay limber and set to beautiful classical music, her exercises

are safe and effective for all ages. At age 86, Ann combines stretching routines with demonstrations and information about how to exercise according to your personal movement style. It's even great for arthritis sufferers or people with osteoporosis. Produced and directed by local filmmaker, John Harris, this rare presentation is sure to inspire all ages to exercise, focus and keep moving with "The Art of Aging."

Monterey Library offers ebook instruction

The Monterey Public Library will present a library ebooks training workshop on Sun., Oct. 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Participants will learn how to borrow ebooks from the Library’s Web site. Everyone is welcome to bring a smart phone or ereader for free hands-on instruction. For more information call 646-3993 or visit The Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.

October 11, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

“Jerry’s Kids” – P. G. Golf Course Volunteers By Martin Lipp You can see them out on the PG Golf Course links on a Tuesday every two months: a couple dozen men and women, carts filled with buckets of sand-and-seed mixture, each stooped over, filling myriad holes in the turf with sand mixture. At 6:45 in the morning, they’re a remarkably cheerful bunch, many with Advil or Alleve bottles in their pockets to ease ailing knees, hips and backs. Though most are of Medicare age and beyond, they call themselves “Jerry”s Kids,” and they are volunteers filling divots. Divots are products of an effective golf swing. The golf club descends in an arc, hits the ball squarely, and penetrates the turf, sculpting out a patch of grass and leaving a bare dirt indentation. Both the dislodged patch of grass and the cavity it vacated are referred to as “divots.” An average golfer, playing an 18 hole round, typically creates 40-some divot holes. With maybe 150-250 rounds played each day, that’s in excess of 6,000 divots a day, maybe 180,000 – 300,000 a month. Divots make a golf course – ideally, a beautiful expanse of green in any community – look pock-marked and less attractive. From a golfer’s perspective, they also make play more difficult. Rolling balls get caught in the depressions, and balls sunk in divots are harder to hit acurately than those on turf. Golfers are supposed to replace their turf divots in the divot holes – and many do, especially those who feel a sense of pride in their golf course. However, PG Golf Course gets lots of visitors who love to play our beautiful course; and many aren’t quite as conscientious as local golf-

ers in the task of divot replacement. But we love our visitors and rely on them for helping keep our Golf Course – and our community – financially healthy. On our busiest days, 70 percent of the players are visitors each of whom add about $75 to golf course revenue. The result is that, if we want our course to look as beautiful as it can, the task of divot repair falls upon us locals. The maintenance crew do a great job, but – in these fiscally-challenged times – the crew is short-staffed and stretched beyond its limits. Enter Jerry Robinson. Jerry moved to Pacific Grove from the Central Valley a half-dozen years ago, after 40 years of driving a gasoline truck. A gregarious, high-energy guy, he splits his time between working as a ski instuctor at Dodge Ridge in the winters and being a marshall on the PG Golf Course. He knew of “divot days” at golf courses elsewhere and thought the concept would be helpful at Pacific Grove – and it was easy to see that the course needed some help. Jerry gets his crews going early, before golfers start playing, always on a Tuesday, which is generally the slowest day on the golf course. There are about 40 volunteers in all, but some are usually out-of-town, and about 24 workers is a typical showing. Jerry divides his crew into teams of four or so, and each team is assigned to fill divots on several fairways. Compensation sometimes includes donuts, maybe a few prizes, and other goodies – and the satisfaction of camaraderie, providing a useful service, beautifying our golf course -- and keeping Jerry happy. More volunteers always welcome. Call Jerry @ 209-499-1082. [Next Divot Day: October 29]

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Pacific Grove

Sports and Leisure Ben Alexander

Golf Tips Ben Alexander PGA PGA Teaching Professional, Pacific Grove Golf Links, Bayonet Golf Course PGA Teacher Of The Year, No Cal PGA 831-277-9001

I just returned from San Francisco at the Presidio golf course where we had a PGA teaching education day and saw some great instructors there to help us teach better. We had what's called a 10 minute lesson with an amateur player and a beginner -- which takes a lot of courage to be there among all of us PGA pros. She did great. The instructor had her hit balls off the tee which got the ball in the air much easier. It reminded me to tell you that when a beginner goes to the golf course, he/she should tee it up in the fairway to give immediate confidence. Tee up your nine iron and your seven iron, hit your driver from the fairway and tee it up. This gives the beginner a good dose of confidence.

This coming week:

Friday, October 11 5:15pm - JV Football vs. Soledad 7:30pm - Varsity Football vs. Soledad HS Saturday, October 12 11:00am - Crystal Springs Invitational Monday, October 14 3:00pm - Girl’s Golf vs. Trinity Wednesday, October 16 3:00pm - Girl’s Golf @ Salinas 5:00pm - JV Girl’s Volleyball vs. Anzar 6:00pm - Varsity Girl’s Volleyball vs. Anzar

Homecoming! Thursday, October 17 3:30pm - Girl’s Tennis vs. Stevenson 5:00pm - JV Girl’s Volleyball vs. Stevenson 6:00pm - Varsity Girls Volleyball vs Stevenson Friday, October 18 4:00pm- Cross Country Roughrider Invitational 5:15pm - JV Football vs. Marina 7:30pm - Varsity Football vs. Marina

Jingle Bell Run/Walk Team Kick-Off You’re Invited!

Make the Jingle Bell Run/Walk a Holiday Tradition!

The Arthritis Foundation kicks off its 4th annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk with a Team Kick-Off party on October 17, 2012 at Mission Ranch in Carmel from 6:00-8:00 p.m. You are welcome to come and have fun, and learn about this great event. There will be raffles, great music and refreshments. That’s Jerry, kneeling in the center, wearing a hat.

Join us and see what a difference a team can make!

2013 Jingle Bell Run/Walk® Saturday, December 14, 2013 Lover’s Point, Pacific Grove The Arthritis Foundation is the only nationwide, not-for-profit health organization helping individuals to take control of arthritis by leading efforts to prevent, control and cure arthritis and related diseases — the nation’s number one cause of disability. To get involved or to form a team, visit: www.jinglebellrunpacgrove. or email – phone: 831-620-1699.

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Times • October 11, 2013

Above: Children’s Art

Fun in the Sun at

Fiesta Del Perro It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. The neighborhood and all of the neighborhoods in Monterey County arrived for the second annual Fiesta del Perro at Robert Down School on Pine Avenue in Pacific Grove. They came with their dogs, from very large, to medium and tiny-sized. They came to participate in the parade, to sport their jaunty costumes, to listen to the wonderful sounds of the Wharf Rats, to eat hot dogs and more, and to visit each “vendor” who provided information about animal-related services and goods. There was a bountiful silent auction and opportunity to buy raffle tickets for Will Bullas’s painting. It was a Pacific Grove Rotary event to benefit such activities as Smiles for Life, IHELP dinners, Polio Plus, Rotacare Clinic, Peace of Mind Dog Rescue and Animal Friends Rescue Project. There was a children’s art show, “fun” dog judging, a pet parade, demonstrations of agility by Motiv K9 Fitness, SPCA, D-Dog Agility, Zoom Room, and Dance-A-Bulls. .Major Sponsors: Rabobank, Coastal Canine Magazine, Carmel Holistic Vet Clinic, Cedar Street Times, Bryan Farm Equipment, Landi Court Reporters, Monterey Animal Hospital, Big Sur Marathon, and Quail Lodge Golf.  With all of the canines strutting their stuff there was nary an altercation. It was a happy day, one that will be repeated, hopefully, in perpetuity because, as we have maintained, Pacific Grove is Dog Capital USA -- it simply hasn’t been discovered. The original painting created by Bullas for the poster was won by Frank Casas. The presentation will be made on Tuesday, October 7, at the Rotary luncheon meeting at The Inn at Spanish Bay. -Jane Roland Pacific Grove Rotary Club Fiesta Del Perro Committee List – Matthew Bosworth, President PG Rotary, Jane Durant Jones, Jane Roland (PG Rotary – Co-Chairs Fiesta), Will Bullas, Carie Broecker, Steve Covell, Michael Krokower, Kelly Lehrian, Don Livermore, Lindsay Munoz, Mark Ragan, John Roland, Michele DeVaughn Tubman, Martha Wilcox. Ralph Porras, Superintendant of Schools, honorary committee member.

Photographers Juliette Calandra Ferguson and Ken Cuneo

October 11, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

Times • Page 13

75th Annual Butterfly Parade, Oct. 5, 2013

Photo by Emily Schoenwald

Photo by Joni Birch

Photo by Robin Lewis

Photo by Joni Birch

There are not only monarch butterflies in the Monarch Sanctuary, they were on parade last weekend, along with other insects, farmers, clowns, patriots, otters, moon jellies, and more. There were a few wannabe butterflies who will all too soon head off to grade school and their kindergarten year. Brave Middle School and High School band members donned their uniforms in the 80-degree weather and kept the little marchers in time as parents, townspeople and tourists dived for the shade. Photo by Robin Lewis

We thank the volunteer photorgraphers: Joni Birch, Shelby Birch, Dixie Layne, Robin Lewis Photography, and Emily Schoenwald. Photo by Emily Schoenwald

Photo by Joni Birch

Photo by Robin Lewis

Photo by Robin Lewis

Photo by Shelby Birch Photo by Robin Lewis

Photo by Robin Lewis Photo by Robin Lewis

Photo by Shelby Birch

Photo by Robin Lewis

Photo by Robin Lewis


Times • October 11, 2013

Butterfly Parade and Butterfly Bazaar

Photo by Robin Lewis

Photo by Robin Lewis

Photo by Robin Lewis

Photo by Dixie Layne Photo by Robin Lewis

Photo by Joni Birch Photo by Joni Birch Photo by Robin Lewis

Photo by Robin Lewis

Above: Barbara Priest, band director at PG Middle School, guides her troupe in performance at the Butterflu Bazaar. Photo by Dixie Layne

Left: Volunteers hard at work preparing for Parade Day.

Left: Mrs. Penrose, a teacher of the 2nd grade, works on sea otter costumes. Photo by Dixie Layne

Butterfly team Rachel Hunter co-chair Steve Rodolf co-chair Tammy Stickler Jennifer Jansen Andrea Page Chris Lovera Amy Bell Dianna Bo Kate Reed Georgiana Foletta Katya Kuska Ragni Coleman Barb Utter Krista Tadlock Caroline Wade Petula Lee Elizabeth Harvey Mya Siebe Dana Marshall Steffanie Gamecho Audrey Kitayama Crystal Hawes Cara Tillotson Tracy Klarsfield Jennifer Nelson Shelley Bilyeu

Photo by Shelby Birch

Games and bounce houses at the Butterfly Bazaar, held at Robert Down School after the Butterfly Parade.

Photo by Joni Birch

October 11, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

Mere Anarchy is Loosed Tom Stevens

Otter Views Barring some unforeseen breakthrough, the United States as of today has one week’s worth of spending cash. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has red flagged Oct. 17 as the day the U.S. finds its wallet empty. Before it can reload at the global ATM, the Treasury will need Congressional authorization to raise the nation’s debt limit. According to National Public Radio, the federal government has run up against this legally mandated “debt ceiling” 78 times in the past few decades. On each occasion, Congress has grudgingly or willingly voted to raise the debt limit so the Treasury can continue borrowing money to pay its bills. This time may be different. After exchanging taunts, threats and counter-threats with the Obama Administration and the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives effectively shut down the federal government last month. This is a time-honored tactic various Congresses have used to wring concessions from a stubborn White House. The shutdowns usually last two or three weeks until some accommodation is reached. Two factors make this 2013 shutdown especially intriguing, if that’s the word: the inclusion of the debt ceiling and the intractability of the opponents. Neither the administration nor the House has budged an inch on its demands. If anything, their positions keep hardening as October 17 nears. Once that day passes, the U.S. could cross a historic threshold and default on its debts for the first time. There has been no shortage of blame-casting as to how we reached this fateful impasse and who is most responsible for it. What has been missing is any helpful discussion of probable consequences. I’m no economist or political scientist, but defaulting on the national debt would seem to raise troubling questions for the citizenry at large. For instance, will the stock market crash? Will the credit system freeze? Will a wounded economy flounder once again into recession or depression? Will the dollar plummet in value? Will there be a run on the banks? Should we withdraw our meager savings and buy gold? What about stockpiling groceries, medical supplies, fuel and tires? How dire is this situation? Because the U.S. has not defaulted before, our own history is little help, unless you count Stockton and Detroit. But other nations periodically default, so we can look overseas for guidance as we join the likes of Venezuela, Greece, Spain and Somalia in the world’s welfare line. The pundits say a default generally damages a country’s credit rating and its reputation for fiscal competency. This drives would-be lenders and investors elsewhere. As the distressed nation’s credit pool dries up, its economy seizes, jobs are lost, goods become scarce or hoarded, prices spike, and so do tempers. Scapegoats are swiftly sought out and punished. Changes in leadership are demanded. As a failing government’s credibility falters, its currency devalues accordingly, and inflation can skyrocket. Until it got its financial ship righted, Argentina was the most recent global poster child for triple-digit inflation. Venezuela seems headed that way presently. If they continue long enough, soaring inflation, economic recession and high unemployment can stir dangerous currents of uber-nationalism. Greece is witnessing that now with the rise of the head-bashing, immigrant-thrashing, neo-Nazi “Golden Dawn” movement. Substitute various paranoid, heavily armed, white supremicist “citizen militias,” and we’re back in the U.S.A. Viewed from the “long game” perspective, the 2013 federal shutdown and looming national default are the latest battles in a far lengthier war over the size, reach and legitimacy of the U.S. federal government. This goes back to the Founders, but a more recent exemplar was the “manifest destiny” movement’s thirst for empire, circa 1900.

Pacific Grove High School

Young Writers Corner Plea for a Green Thumb by Rachel Cope How hard could it be to grow a strawberry? The vast fields in Watsonville grow thousands of them, but this gardener, broken in spirits, wants just one. A single strawberry without any dents or discoloration, no mold or mildew filling the center; no puncture holes from hungry bugs; no more infestations of pesky green aphids, And no more broken stems.

Times • Page 15

Once America became an expansionist warrior nation with global appetites, its military ambitions demanded ever-increasing federal budgets and payrolls. The Great Depression added a host of costly social welfare programs, as did the Great Society and Civil Rights movements later. States-rightists, Goldwater Republicans, the John Birch Society, Ross Perot Libertarians and other small government advocates have long lamented the federal bureaucracy’s increasing size and reach. But with the nation continually at war in one part of the world or another, jingoism and patriotism invariably trumped prudence and parsimony. From time to time, the nation’s economic productivity and a hiatus in warfare have enabled it to run a surplus. This happened last during the second Clinton administration, before 9-11 and the global war on terror plunged us into long, costly military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Borrowing and debt reached unprecedented levels. In 2010, the backlash arrived. States-rightists and Tea Party populists swept into office nationwide, seized control of two dozen state legislatures and the U.S. House, and set out to paralyze the federal government. With the Supreme Court’s complicity, they have been spectacularly successful. A U.S. credit default would ice the cake.

Mixed-Up Ministers and the Keys to Civil War Prison By Patricia Hamilton I must report that the photo I submitted previously for the Cedar Street Times article on the cemetery consecration is NOT the Rev. Sylvanus G. Gale, PG Methodist minister 1890-93, but rather the Rev. Solomon Gale. AND he was not the jailor of Castle Thunder Prison but likely a former prisoner, who possibly stole the key pictured—not the key to the prison—but possibly some lesser lock, and took the key to the north for auction. Here are 1865 newspaper quotes to that effect: THE KEY OF CASTLE THUNDER Rev. Dr. BROWN, editor of the American Baptist, has in his possession the key of the notorious rebel prison, Castle Thunder. It was brought to this city by Rev. SOLOMON GALE, of Tolland, Conn., and it is intended to dispose of it by auction for the benefit of the orphans of our volunteers. The key is by no means a formidablelooking instrument, being about the size of our ordinary door-keys. It has apparently seen much service. h t t p : / / w w w. m d g o r m a n . c o m / Written_Accounts/NYC_Papers/new_ york_times,_4_20_1865.htm From The Richmond Whig, 5/1/1865 THE KEY OF CASTLE THUNDER Some person in the North, who was at one time a prisoner here claims to have carried back with him as a trophy, the identical key that slipped the ponderous bolt in the massive front doors of Castle Thunder. The importance of that key must have been exaggerated. Castle Thunder is still used as a prison, and we presume the key is still a useful and necessary part of its outfit. If any key has been carried North, it must be a key of minor importance, a ward or cell key, or something of that sort. h t t p : / / w w w. m d g o r m a n . c o m / Wr i t t e n _ A c c o u n t s / W h i g / 1 8 6 5 / richmond_whig_511865b.htm

All she’s asking for is one plump, red strawberrysomething to boost her broken egosomething to show her that everything she touches does not always diesomething to reassure this tired gardener that she is not a failurejust one strawberry.

Sylvanus G. Gale

I got out my shovel and dug a little deeper into the genealogy and uncovered two authenticated photos of Sylvanus: one taken in 1860 when he graduated from Wesleyan University, and another in his 1915 obituary in. Both were supplied by the archivists at Wesleyan University. Snippets from the Methodist Church obituary describe the man thusly: THE REVEREND SYLVANUS G. GALE

In 1886 he was transferred to the California Conference. Here he served as pastor at Vallejo, Centella (San Jose), Pacific Grove, Eureka, and Chester Street, Oakland, and a term as presiding elder of the Napa District. At Vallejo a discouraging debt was paid; at Pacific Grove the parsonage was built; and at Chester Street, Oakland, a burdensome debt was cleared away; in all his charges the spiritual work was the supreme interest. As presiding elder, he was like a father to the younger ministers, and some of the strong members of the Conference attribute much of their success to his wise counsels and fatherly interest in them and their work. Stirring revivals strengthened the membership and spiritual life of every church he served. His long experience and unwavering faith made him a wise counselor, and his serene face was always a benediction to preacher and people. Dr. Gale was sick but a few days, and thus his oft-expressed wish that his last suffering might be brief was granted him. He will be greatly missed by his brethren in the Conference for his sweet disposition, his unwavering faith, and the sterling fidelity of his friendship had made him a brother beloved. CHAS. W. NULL New headstones have been installed in El Carmelo for the Reverend Sylvanus Gale and his family. Support the Heritage Society fundraiser October 6 by attending their inaugural Cemetery Tour to see interesting sights and learn more about our neighbors there.


Times • October 11, 2013

Scene 7 : Vive la Difference II Alice: So what are you complaining about?

Bernard Furman

Frank: That I’m going out of my mind with boredom!

Marriage Can Be Funny

Karen: We have pet peeves too, you know. Mine is Frank’s snoring, which is so loud I’ve had to sleep with ear plugs ever since we were married. Frank: Women snore too.

Accompanied by Harry’s sister and brother-in-law, the Wilsons are having dinner at one of their favorite Pacific Grove restaurants. Harry: I’d like to follow-up on a conversation I had with Alice about the differences between men and women. Alice: It was more like a monologue than dialogue, dear. You were talking and I was listening. Karen: That’s a typical man-thing. Alice: When they’re not yelling.

Karen: Softly---not like buzz saws. Alice: One of my complaints is that Harry is an incorrigible bargain hunter and is a sucker for things, especially at CVS and Costco, which are off-brand items offered at low prices. We have enough soap, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, paper towels and toilet paper, mostly made by companies you never heard of, to last for years. Harry: The comments made by all of you point up the reason I raised the subject. Reflecting on my conversation with Alice, I realized that what I was talking about, just as the rest of you were doing when you mentioned snoring and so on, were superficial traits and didn’t touch on the real differences between the sexes.

Harry: May I continue, please?....I mentioned two things. One is that after a dinner or cocktail party, a man thanks the hosts, says good night, and is out the door, whereas a woman engages in a marathon of endless goodbyes . The second had to do with a woman’s obsession for shopping. The illustration I gave was when we flew to Hong Kong. After little or no sleep the prior two nights, I went to bed immediately after we arrived, and Alice went shopping!

Karen: What are they?

Frank: It’s not just shopping. Even worse for me is window shopping. Wherever we travel, the first thing on Karen’s agenda is to find the main shopping street. She parks me on a bench and walks all the way down one side, peering into the windows and occasionally going in. Then she crosses the street and does the same thing on the other side.

Frank: I wouldn’t call “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher “gentle.”

Alice: Does she buy anything?

Harry: That’s exactly what I’d like us to discuss. Alice: Okay, I’ll start. Women are gentler… Harry: Men are more athletic… Karen: And Serena and Venus Williams are more athletic than 99% of men. Harry: Frank, Karen, you’re citing exceptions, which can be found for anything. I’m talking about what is generally true of each gender. Alice: Continuing with what I started to say before I was interrupted, which is something men have a tendency to do, I believe that as a general rule women are gentler, kinder, more sensitive, more compassionate and more caring, than men.

Frank: Usually not.

Legal Notices

Frank: And in saying that you’re being totally objective.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of BETHANY CASEY • Case No. M124710 Filed September 5, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner BETHANY ANN CASEY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name BETHANY ANN CASEY to proposed name BETHANY ANN PERI. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: OCTOBER 25, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 15. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: September 5, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 09/20, 09/27, 10/04, 10/11/13

Alice: I’m not done yet. Women are also more considerate and humane.

Alice: Of course. Harry: What else?

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 201018H The following person(s) have abandoned the use of the fictitious name(s) listed: THE WORKS, 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. The fictitious business name was filed in Monterey County on 9/20/05, File Number 201018H. Registered Owners: 1) Elizabeth M. Marcum, 222 2nd St., Pacific Grove CA 93950 2) Robert M. Marcum, 222 2nd St., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Business was conducted by: a married couple. Signed: Robert M. Marcum. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Monterey County on Oct. 8, 2013. Publication dates: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/13 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20131696 The following person is doing business as PINNACLE EVENTS, 22630 Murietta Road, Salinas, Monterey County, CA 93908. PINNACLE EVENTS, LLC, 22630 Murietta Road, Salinas, CA 93908. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Sept. 10, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 01/23/2004. Signed: Julie K. Burbank, President. This business is conducted by a limited liability corporation. Publication dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20131854 The following person is doing business as SHIFFLETT ENTERPRISES; EMTESS GOVERNMENT SERVICES; and EMTESS PUBLISHING, 1319 Lawton Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. DEBORAH SHIFFLETT, 1319 Lawton Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Oct. 01, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on October 1, 2013. Signed: Deborah Shifflett. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20131846 The following person is doing business as MURRER CERTIFIED INSPECTIONS, 230 Crocker Avenue, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. PAUL FREDERICK MURRER, 30 Crocker Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 and ADELLE DORNE MURRER, 30 Crocker Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Sept. 30, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Paul Frederick Murrer. This business is conducted by co-partners. Publication dates: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/13.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20131697 The following person is doing business as LUXEASE, 214 Hillcrest Ave. Unit A Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93933. Sophie Angela Hernandez, 214 Hillcrest Ave. Unit A Monterey, CA 93933. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Sept. 10, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 09/01/13. Signed: Sophie Hernandez. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 20131721 The following person is doing business as: JobTown Resumes, 500 Glenwood Cir. #126, Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940. Sandra Ann Jackson, 4500 Glenwood Cir. #126, Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on September 12, 2013. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 9/2/2013. Signed Sandra Ann Jackson. Publication dates 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20131836 The following person is doing business as LET IN THE LIGHT PUBLISHING, 205 John Street, Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940. ROY MORGAN GESSFORD, 205 John Street, Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Sept. 27, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 9/25/13. Signed: Roy Gessford. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/13.

Karen: And men are arrogant, opinionated, impatient, and often short-tempered; and on top of all that, they tend to forget anniversaries and birthdays and leave the toilet seat up no matter how many times they’re asked to put it down. Frank: I wish you hadn’t raised this subject, Harry. I have the feeling that we’re not doing very well. Harry: Does either of you have anything good to say about men? Karen: I would like to, but can’t think of anything offhand. Frank: Are you telling us that as far as you’re concerned, men have no redeeming traits at all? Karen: I wouldn’t go quite that far. Alice: They’re great back-scratchers. Karen: Good at emptying the dishwasher. Alice: Excellent foot warmers on cold winter nights. Karen: Do an outstanding job carrying out the trash and garbage. Harry: So am I to conclude that the two of you, after careful and deliberate consideration of all the facts, have come to the unbiased and totally objective determination that in general, women are superior to men? Alice: Now you’ve got it!

World Orphan Choir performs The Matsiko World Orphan Choir, representing the International Children’s Network, is returning to the peninsula on Saturday, October 19. This year’s choir is made up of 17 children from Peru and Liberia. The performance will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cypress Community Church at 681 Monterey/Salinas Highway 68. Tickets are $50 each; children ages 5-12 are $15; those under 5 are free. An RSVP is required for admission. RSVP to Vanessa Howard at 277-2796 or Each ticket price includes a donation that supports the children of ICN and Matsiko to further their education and break the cycle of poverty.

The choir was created by ICN in 2008 in order to increase awareness of the plight of orphaned and at risk children around the world. Through education, children can break the cycle of poverty in their families and communities and become contributing members to a brighter future. Through the choir, thousands of children will be reached with the hope of a brighter future. Proceeds generated by the choir tour and merchandise sales go directly to support ICN’s worldwide programs inlcuding the life-changing educational sponsorships that afford orphaned and at risk children education. Contact Vanessa Howard at 2772796 for more information or visit

October 11, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

World Affairs to discuss Syria

A Halloween Program for Adults

I Wants To Make Your Flesh Creep Aspects of the Gothic Novel An exploration of the early horror genre The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole • The Mysteries of Udolpho by Mrs. Radcliffe • The Monk by M.G. Lewis • Vathek by William Beckford • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley • The Vampyre by John Polidori

As Halloween approaches, explore some castles, cloisters, dungeons, laboratories, mountain-tops, graveyards and things that go bump in the night with Howard Burnham as he profiles some of the early masters of the horror novel.

At the ‘sinister’ Little House in Jewel Park Saturday, October 26, at 5:30

Times • Page 17

Seating limited - come early and bring your own garlic

Suggested damnation (whoops!) donation - $10


The World Affairs Council Discussion Group will talk about “Fallout from Syria” Monday, October 14 at 4 p.m. at Monterey Peninsula College. Syria has been center stage recently in news reports. The group will discuss the wide-ranging international and domestic ramifications from the unfolding Syrian dilemma. The event is free and open to the public. The meeting will be in Room 102 of the Social Science Building at MPC at 980 Fremont Street in Monterey. The event will be moderated by Larry Johnson. Parking is $2 in Lot D. See www. or call 643-1855 for more information.

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Times • October 11, 2013

Lighthouse Tour

Pt. Pinos being repaired, conserved, and improved. A tour and information celebration were held Sun., Oct. 6.

Pacific Grove Heritage Society Lighthouse Tour showcased new work being done (above) by KR Construction and others, plus cadres of volunteers. New facilities will include public rest rooms. Repairs to the venerable old lighthouse are being financed by gifts and grants. Photos by Neil Jameson

Below, a beached buoy; below, right: Mark Farina painting en plein aire; right: Point Sur Lighthouse specialists (L-R) Peter Bohacek, Dennis Mar, Suzan Mar.

WORKSHOP AGENDA 1. Call to order 2. Roll call 3. Overview of Monarch Grove Sanctuary improvements since 2011 4. Proposed future Monarch Grove Sanctuary improvements 5. Future updates to Monarch Grove Sanctuary Management Plans 6. Adjournment Note:This is a workshop intended to facilitate dialogue about the Monarch Sanctuary.The Chair may time limit public comment, depending on the number of speakers. This meeting is open to the public and all interested persons are welcome to attend. The City of Pacific Grove does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities and meetings are held in accessible facilities. A limited number of devices are available to assist those who are hearingimpaired. If you would like to use one of these devices, please contact the Public Works Department at (831) 648-5722.

Top: Laurette Cherry and Jean Stumbo; Above: Jerry McCaffery, who writes about lighthouses.

Above, L-R: Sam Larom, Julie Barrow, Joann Semones Nancy Frost Rangers and Docents. Below, Paula Weaver of Mountain View and her husband came for the tour. Only that’s not her husband, it’s Neil Jameson. Photo by Bob Weaver.

Butterfly Sanctuary Meeting Beautification and Natural Resources Committee DATE AND TIME Tues., October 15, 2013, 6:00 pm LOCATION City Council Chambers 300 Forest Avenue Pacific Grove

October 11, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

Times • Page 19

SPCA Wild Celebration

Releasing rehabilitated Great Horned Owls to the wild

Top left: Auctioneer Ed Gold takes bids for the privilege of releasing the Great Horned Owls, Top, right: Gold, along with Director Jessica Shipman, helps two lucky young ladies take the top off the owl’s cage. Jeanne Holmquist, left, had won the bid and gave it to the children. Above, the owl took flight almost immediately.

SPCA announces new app

The SPCA for Monterey County has released a new app for iPhone and Android, which features adoptable pets, the SPCA’s Pet Alert Program, an easy to use animal cruelty report form and the ability to share pets with friends and family. The app is free and available in the iTunes and Google Play stores by searching “SPCA Monterey.” For more information call 373-2631.

Making their presence known There are now three elephant seals at Hopkins Beach in Pacific Grove

Three elephant seals are now visiting Hopkins Marine Station Beach. They are all young males and are busy making their presence known. Two of them have been there for a bit now but the third one arrived this week. The third one has what marine wildlife biologists call a “party hat” on his head with an "H7" on it. This animal was rehabilitated at the Marine Mammal Center and released. His “party hat” will eventually fall off but for now it helps biologists keep track of him and ensure that he is doing well. The Seal Ordinance, drafted to protect the mother seals and their nursing pups during the pupping season, is likely going before the Pacific Grove City Council on Oct. 16. Photo by Kim Worrell, a Bay Net Volunteer

Each year, Monterey County SPCA Wildlife Center rescues and attempts to rehabilitate more than 2500 injured and orphaned wild animals, with the goal of releasing them to their native habitat. Great Horned Owls are among the orphans often rescued. They may fall from their nests or be blown out of them by a storm, and are brought to the Wildlife Center for help. Often they are re-nested with their parents, or even placed in a laundry basket bolted to a tree so they can be fed and “educated” by their own parents. Also available is Mama Owl, a surrogate mother who lost part of her wing in a collision with a power wire. She cannot be released to the wild, so she has, for more than 10 years, taught orphaned owlets all about hunting, interaction with other owls, and perhaps most importantly to dislike humans. This year two Great Horned Owls were orphaned at about the same time and rehabilitated. At about a month to a month and a half old, they are termed “branchers” or fledglings. Old enough to perch on a branch but no able yet to care for themselves, they need help. The time to release them coincided with the SPCA's 20th annual “Wild Celebration,” a popular fund-raiser, held this year at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley. The privilege to release them is auctioned off to the highest bidder, and as has happened before, Jeanne Holmquist won the bid. She decided to give the opportunity to release the first owl over to two little girls. The first owl had fallen out of the nest near River Road and was deemed not to be a good candidate for re-nesting. To the delight of the crowd, the owl made a circle and flew away immediately. The second owl had been kept for three days by its rescuer who attempted to feed it, but SPCA personnel worried that there had not been enough calcium in its diet of chicken. It’s doing fine now, and was released a little later in the Celebration. Jessica Shipman, Director of the Wildlife Center, says their budget is some $400,000 to $450,000.The SPCA depends heavily on volunteers, she said, especially in the spring and summer months when 70 to 80 are needed to help feed and care for wild animals until they can be released. At other times, some 50 to 60 are needed. Photos by Peter Nichols. There is a video on our Facebook page and on our website at


Times • October 11, 2013

Real estate Bulletin 574 Lighthouse Ave. • Pacific Grove • (831) 372-7700 •

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431 Bishop Avenue

Pacific Grove REDUCED! Serene and wooded surroundings, tiered gardens and stone walkways embrace this lovely, single level, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Features include wood floors, updated kitchen and baths, fireplace in living room and stunning sunset views.

Offered at $599,500


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81 Del Mesa Carmel

1115 David Avenue

Offered at $397,000

Offered at $775,000






Pebble Beach Imagine waking up in the morning to the view of Spanish Bay and the ocean blue beyond. This fabulous frontline, cool mid-century modern single level home features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a spacious great room with inglenook fireplace and walls of windows. Deane

Offered at $1,299,900

Ramoni (831) 917-6080



Offered at $295,000

Offered at $349,500

Bill Bluhm (831) 277-2782


Monterey This New Monterey cottage provides a sweet opportunity for any buyer. Located in a great neighborhood on Forest Hill featuring two bedrooms and one bath with a nice fenced yard. Close to all! Stop in and see us at one of our open houses this weekend! Arleen

Hardenstein (831) 915-8989


1166 Chaparral Road

T.J. Bristol (831) 521-3131



1275 Hilby Avenue

Pebble Beach Within minutes of the SFB Morse Gate and the MPCC Dunes Golf Course sits this 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath Mediterranean treasure. Open beamed ceilings, wood and Spanish tile flooring, two fireplaces and a spacious sun room enhance this very special property.

Seaside This well maintained, light and airy upper Seaside home has lovely ocean and sunset views from the living room, dining room and master bedroom. Gas log fireplace, bamboo flooring, double pane windows, vaulted ceilings and two upper decks.


Offered at $425,000

Shawn Quinn (831) 236-4318

open houSe liSting - october 12th - 14th Carmel $397,000 1BR/1BA Open Sat 1-3 81 Del Mesa Carmel X C. Valley Rd. Dave Diehl 831-229-2303



300 Glenwood Circle, #285


739 Jessie Street

Marilyn Vassallo (831) 372-8634

Offered at $750,000

Monterey This beautiful, upstairs 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo unit has been tastefully remodeled and features wood and tile flooring, granite counter tops with stainless steel appliances, fireplace in living room, breakfast bar and private deck with treetop views. Furniture included.


Offered at $449,000

Helen Bluhm (831) 277-2783

Pacific Grove Voila! 7,100 sq. ft. vacant, level lot on a quiet cul-de-sac with preliminary plans available for 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,850 sq. ft. home. Great location in Del Monte Park by Trader Joe’s and Pebble Beach. Majestic oak trees add to the appeal of this special property.




Pacific Grove This charming, historic 4-plex is located on an oversized, street to street lot only two blocks to downtown and has unlimited potential for those with imagination. Convert units A & B into a beautiful owner’s unit and rent out the other two!

1317 Shafter Avenue

2893 17 Mile Drive


242 Lobos Avenue





Pacific Grove Spacious 4 or 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home 2 minutes from Pebble Beach Gate. Great floor plan, wood floors down, carpeting up, jetted tub, major closet space and lovely grounds with mature trees and tiered gardens.

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Carmel Quiet top-floor 1 bedroom, 1 bath end unit in Del Mesa Carmel. 2 large decks w/canyon views. Sumptuous radiant heat, floor to ceiling brick fireplace, washer/dryer hook-ups & easy access to clubhouse & parking. Lovely 55+ community w/greenbelts & walking paths.

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Monthly $1,800 $1,700 $2,900 $2,950

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PG Seaside PG Salinas

Pacific Grove $625,000 2BR/2BA Open Sat 2-4 431 Bishop Ave. X Forest Ave. Marilyn Vassallo 831-372-8634

Pacific Grove $625,000 2BR/2BA Open Sun 1-4 431 Bishop Ave. X Forest Ave. Shawn Quinn 831-236-4318

Pebble Beach $1,299,900 3BR/3BA Open Mon 2-5 2893 17 Mile Dr. X Elk Run Ricardo Azucena 831-917-1849

Joe Smith (831) 238-1984

Market SnapShot (as of Oct 8, 2013) Pacific Grove Single Family

Number of Properties

Median Price

Current Inventory


$895,000 $1,205,858


Properties in Escrow





Closed Sales October





Closed Sales Year to Date 2013





Average Price

Days on Market

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