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Poetry Reading Artist/Author Tom Killion $10 Donation free to Friends of the Library at the Library 5:30-7 PM •
Sat. Oct. 17
Annual Rummage Sale 9 AM - 4 PM Christian Church 442 Central Ave, P.G. •
Sat. Oct 17
Kids 5-11 Make Seascape Banners to hang in the Library With Margie Anderson and Julie Heilman $10/child, $15 family •
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Mon., Oct. 19
6:00 - 8:30PM Local Coast Program Update Commmunity Workshop #1 PG Community Center. 515 Junipero Ave. Topics: Scenic Views, Commercial Uses, Coastal Park Planning, Trails & Resource Management
Fri. Oct. 23
St. Angela’s Preschool Food & Wine Fundraiser 6:30-10 at the parish hall $40 per person Ca.. 831-372-3555 for details •
Sat. Oct. 24
Downtown Trick-or-Treat for children accompanied by adults • Free •
Wed., Oct. 28
Dine Out With Friends to Benefit PG Library Max’s Grill 209 forest Ave., PG •
Sat. Oct. 31
Monster Dash Fundraiser for PTA Check In at 7:30 a.m. Race starts at 8:00 a.m. PG High School stadium Cost is $20 per adult plus $3.95 ACTIVE fee, or $10 per student (no ACTIVE fee for students). See page 10 this issue for info •
October 16-22, 2015
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New Pro at Pacific Grove Golf Links has Great Plans
Vol. VIII, Issue 3
It’s Now Official. And Early.
By Peter Mounteer
Kurt Vogel is here to do something different with Pacific Grove Golf Links. Working for Petaluma-based golf management company, CourseCo, Vogel as general manager of the Pacific Grove Golf Links wants to improve how things are done at the 83-year-old golf course. Just over one year ago, citing revenue concerns, the City of Pacific Grove agreed to lease the municipal golf course to CourseCo for 10 years minimum and brought in Vogel shortly thereafter. It was a first for both. Neither Vogel nor Pacific Grove had much experience with CourseCo prior to their respective arrangements. Vogel joined the Golf Links in July as general manager and director of golf, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the golf links. More than that, though, Vogel would like to make the Golf Links a place for everyone, not just golfers.
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On Saturday, October 10, staff with the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History recorded the first cluster of monarch butterflies at the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary, signifying the official, and slightly early, start of the overwintering season. Last year, volunteers recorded the first cluster on October 24. Education Programs Manager Allison Watson said she counted just over 500 monarchs at the 250 Grove Acre Avenue site last weekend. Those numbers will continue to rise over the next couple of months as more and more monarchs arrive. “They travel here to wait out the winter,” Watson said. “When we see the first cluster it signifies the beginning of their time in Pacific Grove. Prior to Saturday’s discovery, only a handful of the colorful insects were observed at the Sanctuary. Volunteer docents started staffing the site October 3 from noon to 3 p.m. on the weekends only. That will change now that the first cluster has been officially counted, Watson said. “Our goal is to have docents there every day between noon and 3 p.m.,” she said. “Our docents are volunteers and work at the site when available.” To view monthly monarch reports, visit the Museum online at www.pgmuseum.org/ monarchcounts/
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We post as many as five new stories on our website every day. If you don’t get our Facebook updates or our bulletins which go to subscribers, you might want to think about checking our website now and then. We print on Fridays and distribute to more than 150 sites. Please see www.cedarstreettimes.com Here are some recent headlines:
Inside Animal Tales & Other Random Thoughts................. 8 100 Years Ago in Pacific Grove......Dark Cartoon.............................................. 2 Cop Log............................................. 5 Financial.......................................... 15 Homeless in Paradise....................... 17 Keepers of Our Culture.................... 18 Legal Notices................................... 14 Otter Views........................................ 8 Real Estate....................................... 20 Sports.............................................. 12
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Sat. Oct. 17
The Music of John Denver with Jim Curry and special guest Pete Huttlinger at Performing Arts Center 835 Forest, Pacific Grove $25 admission online at www.performingartscenterpg.org or at the door •
His oeuvre - so far - Page 11
His ideas are numerous and among them are various alternative programming events designed to engage the entire Pacific Grove community with the Golf Links in ways not necessarily involving golf. Vogel said such programming, if implemented, could potentially include movie nights on the 18th fairway in a
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Solicitors Scamming Locals: Know the Rules Student Loan Debt Is Not Solely To Blame For Low Millennial Homeownership Results from Wednesday meet – Crystal Springs in Belmont Pacific Grove boys finish second to MTAL rival King City at CCS Center Meet St. Angela’s Preschool Fundraiser: Food & Wine on Oct. 23 Pacific Grove’s Victorian Inns Getting Ready for Christmas Pacific Grove Rolls over Marina. Improves to 2-0 in MTAL Crafty Canines Form League to Get Cookies Bomb Threat Directed at Monterey Peninsula College Apply for Short Term Rental Task Force
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October 19th Deadline to Register for November 3rd Election
Registration forms must be received or postmarked by October 19th to be qualified to vote for the November 3, 2015 Cities, Schools and Special Districts Election. Register to vote or update your information online at www.Registertovote.ca.gov. Registration cards are available at city halls, United States Postal Offices, libraries, and the Elections Office. For more information call (831) 796-1499.
Celebrating the Cedar Street Irregulars
The newspaper industry designated Oct. 10, 2015, as International Newspaper Carrier Day, a salute to hundreds of thousands of newspaper carriers who deliver to 130 million print readers every week. Here at Cedar Street Times, we have 14 teen-aged boys and girls who deliver once a month all over Pacific Grove. A number of former newspaper carriers have gone on to achieve national prominence in business, entertainment, politics and the press. John Wayne, Warren Buffett and Martin Luther King Jr. are among the former carriers who are now part of the Newspaper Carrier Hall of Fame, which began in 1960 by the International Circulation Managers Association. International Newspaper Carrier Day is held in conjunction with National Newspaper Week, Oct. 4-10, 2015, now in its 75th year and which is sponsored separately by the Newspaper Association Managers.
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Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported by Jack Beigle from Canterbury Woods Week ending 10-15-15.........................0. 01” Total for the season...............................0.32” To date last year....................................0.23” The historic average to this date is .......0.83”
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Carmel Mission Basilica Restoration Wins 2015 Governor’s Award The Carmel Mission Foundation announced today that the $5.5 million seismic stabilization and restoration of the 220-year-old Carmel Mission’s Basilica has received the prestigious Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for 2015. The Basilica restoration project was recognized as an exceptional example of historic preservation efforts on behalf of California’s cultural heritage. This award was the second major award that the Basilica restoration has garnered. Late last year, the Basilica project received a 2014 Project-of-the-Year Regional Award from the construction industry. “The quality of the Basilica preservation work has now been recognized by both the private and public sectors. We would like to thank our preservation team including principal architect Franks Brenkwitz & Associates, preservation architect Architectural Resources Group, structural engineer Donald Urfer & Associates, general contractor Blach Construction, and project manager Brian Kelly. The Foundation’s grateful appreciation also goes out to all of our wonderful donors for without them, none of this would have been possible,” said Vic Grabrian, the Foundation’s President & CEO. The restored Carmel Mission Basilica The Governor’s Historic Preservation awards have been presented annually since 1986 under the sponsorship of the State Office of Historic Preservation and California State Parks to projects, individuals, and organizations whose contributions demonstrate significant achievements in preserving the heritage of California. The history of California is embodied in buildings, structures, sites, and objects that provide
tangible links to the people and events that shaped California’s growth and development. Mission Restoration Continues Having completed the Basilica restoration, the Foundation is now engaged in a $20+ million effort designed to save and preserve the balance of the Mission’s historic structures and courtyards for the next 75–100 years. The excitement over Pope Francis’ recent visit to the U.S. and canonization of Junípero Serra has focused international attention on the historic importance of the Carmel Mission, the place where Saint Junípero Serra is interred and the first headquarters of the California mission system where he served as Padre-Presidente. The number of visitors from around the world has more than doubled since Pope Francis announced his intentions to canonize Junípero Serra earlier this year, increasing the need to expedite life safety and restoration work. This work includes seismic stabilization and infrastructure upgrades for remaining historic structures on the Mission’s 22-acre campus, including five museums, California’s first library, and the Orchard House, California’s oldest adobe residence. “We are ready to proceed with the same team that successfully completed the award-winning Basilica restoration. Planning for this phase has been underway for the past two years. Unanimous approvals have been obtained from the City of Carmel’s Historic Resources Board and the City’s Planning Commission. Construction work will begin in early 2016, depending on how quickly the Foundation can complete the challenge of raising the first $10 million and the impact of the El Niño forecasted for this
winter,” said Grabrian. During the past 200+ years there have been two major restorations of the Carmel Mission, each led by a prominent donor. The first came following the abandonment of the Mission’s church in the 1830s and roof collapse in 1852 when Jane Stanford, cofounder of Stanford University, led the effort to put on a new roof in the 1880s. Later, when Harry Downie was restoring the Mission complex in the mid-twentieth century, Bing Crosby and his golf tournament stepped up with a major donation. It is our hope that special donors who care about the Mission will soon come forth to enable us to complete the Mission’s third major restoration, saving this historic treasure for the benefit of future generations. About the Carmel Mission Foundation The Carmel Mission Foundation was founded in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and is independent from any religious organization. Its purpose is to restore and preserve in perpetuity the architectural integrity of the historical physical structures, art, and artifacts of the Carmel Mission; to support artistic and historical exhibits; and to promote an understanding of the historical importance of the California mission system. The Carmel Mission (Mission San Carlos Borroméo del Rio Carmelo) was founded in 1771 by Saint Junípero Serra. A National and State Historic Landmark and significant part of California’s heritage, the Mission is the repository of generations of culture, tradition and history.
Afternoon Tour Spaces are Still Available for the Cannery Row Foundation’s Tours of “Doc’s” Lab Make your reservations for the last scheduled tours in 2015 of Ed Ricketts’s Pacific Biological Laboratories on Cannery Row. The public is invited to attend a Cannery Row Foundation celebration of the lore of Pacific Biological Laboratories on Saturday, October 17 and to see a special PowerPoint presentation on the Lab’s history and the Monterey Men’s Club that saved it for posterity by selling it to the City of Monterey. Saturday’s tours will include a special PowerPoint of the latest report on the restoration of the Western Flyer — star of the recent Wooden Boat Festival at Port Townsend, Washington — where, by the way, Ed Ricketts collected near their Point Wilson Lighthouse in 1930. On Saturday, October 17 here will be hourly public tours from 9:00 a.m. until the last tour starting at 4:00 p.m. Still (after decades) only $15 per person, with donation by cash or check at the door: 800 Cannery Row, Monterey. To reserve Make reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org: Let us know the hourly tour you’d like and the number of persons in your party. Your reservation confirmed by return e-mail. Or call (831) 659-2112 with your name, telephone number, tour time you’d like, the number of people in your party, and a cell phone number for notifications if necessary the day of the tours. Bring your cameras, dress in layers, and enjoy another rare opportunity to be inside Pacific Biological
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‘A Chorus in Miracles’ in two showings
Invasion of the Little Red Lobster Thingies
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the spiritual classic “A Chorus in Miracles” Documentary twice! First on Wed., October 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Awakening, 522 Central Avenue (corner of Fountain), in Pacific Grove and again on Fri., Oct. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Monterey Center for Spiritual Living, 400 W. Franklin St. in Monterey. Cost for each is $10. “Teach only Love, for that is what you are.” A Course in Miracles
A New York Times Bestselling author followed a group of students and teachers of “A Course in Miracles” for nearly a year and what he discovered will amaze you. The feature length documentary A Chorus in Miracles will be screened in hundreds of theaters, churches, and spiritual centers around the world this week. Join thousands of people celebrating one of the most powerful spiritual movements in history.
Orchid Festival Nov 13 and 14
The Carmel Orchid Society is having their 3rd Annual Fall Orchid Festival on November 13 and 14 at the Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 4590 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Our Festival will have a beautiful display of members’ orchids, members’ sales, nationally known orchid vendors, a garden-centric silent auction, orchid culture and potting demonstrations. Admission and parking are free. Please join us for a wonderful day. See our website at www.carmelorchidsociety.org or call 831 625-1565.
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Pau Mink sent us a wonderful picture of “tuna crabs” from the sands at Asilomar. Recently we experienced an “invasion” of Tuna crabs, which are so named because they are often found in the bellies of tuna. Pleuroncodes planipes is a bright red critter which occasionally floats in the thousands onto area beaches and die there, leaving a red, smelly carpet. It seems to depend on warm currents, particularly in El Niño years, to bring it from Southern California to our shores. It is around five inches long.It resembles a lobster, but has a shorter abdomen. Hence one of its other common names: Squat Lobster. While edible by humans, there’s not enough meat to make it worth the trouble. But then again, the French love winkels... It’s probably not a good idea to eat a dead one from the beach because you don’t know how long it has been there. From Wikipedia: “Pleuroncodes planipes usually feeds on protists and zooplankton, but will feed by filtering blooms of diatoms...P. planipes is accordingly an important food item for many species of birds, marine mammals and fish... Other fish known to feed on P. planipes include billfishes, yellowtail amberjack, sharks and Epinephelus analogus.The diets of gray whales,Bryde’s whales, blue whalesand sea otters all include P. planipes. The Mexican endemic bat Myotis vivesi also feeds on P. planipes at some times of the year...The stomachs of some loggerhead sea turtles have been observed to contain only P. planipes. Since P. planipes may be washed ashore in large numbers, it can be a valuable addition to the diets of seabirds such as the herring gull, whose food supply is usually diminished in El Niño years.”
Make a Difference Day Cleanup will be held Oct. 24
Come celebrate Make A Difference Day, the largest National Day of Service, with Return of the Natives. On October 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. we will meet at Natividad Creek Park for a day of service and fun Ongoing restoration efforts by volunteers at Natividad Creek Park have made this a beautiful community park and healthy wildlife habitat. Volunteers are invited to help maintain this habitat by picking up trash, painting over graffiti, pruning trees and shrubs, and pulling harmful invasive weeds. Everyone is welcome and v0olunteers are needed. This is a great family activity that is free. Tools, snacks, and water provided. Bring your community service forms to get hours. Directions: From Laurel Drive turn on Constitution Blvd. and drive past the Safeway shopping center. At Freedom Pkwy turn right. Turn right onto Nogal Drive and the entrance to the park is on the
right. Sign in with us at the picnic tables near the playground. *For more information call/email Lauren Krohmer @ (831)582-3686 or email@example.com *Volunteer groups of 10 or more please RSVP. *If under the age of 18 please have your parent or guardian sign an “all events” waiver prior to the event found on our website. *Weather Policy: The event will be postponed only if it is raining hard on the day of the event. Event postponement will be posted on our website http://csumb.edu/ ron , our Facebook page, and a voicemail recording on the (831)582-3686 line by 8:30am on the day of the event. “Our mission is to bring nature closer to people, and people closer to nature through hands-on experiences in community based habitat restoration and environmental education!”
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Local Coastal ProgramUpdate Community Workshops
Workshop #1 Mon., Oct. 19, 2015 , 6:00 - 8:30PM Pacific Grove Community Center., 515 Junipero Ave. Discussion Topics: Scenic Views, Commercial Uses, Coastal Park Planning, Trails & Resource Management Workshop #2 Fri., Nov. 20, 2015 , 9:00 -11:30 AM Asilomar Conference Center 800 Asilomar Ave. Fred Farr Room Discussion Topics: Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Adaptation Strategies For more information contact Anastazia Aziz, Senior Planner firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-648-3183 http://www.cityofpacificgrove.org/living/community-economic-development/planning/local-coastal-program
CHP offering Start Smart Class for National Teen Driver Safety Week October 18-24
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the US. In fact, in 2013, there were 2,614 teen (15-19 year old) passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes and an estimated 130,000 were injured. Yet, a recent survey shows that only 25 percent of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. Parents need to take the time to talk with their kids about the many dangers of driving. Those dangers include alcohol, seat belts, texting, speeding, and extra passengers. The California Highway Patrol is asking parents and teens to take some time to attend a free driving safety class aimed at young motorists on Monday, October 19, 2015 at the Monterey Area CHP office at 6:00 p.m. in Salinas. The two-hour redesigned “Smart Start” class is designed for new and future drivers, ages 15 through 19, and their parents. The class is taught by CHP officers who discuss factors that contribute to crashes and how they can be avoided.
Commissioner Joe Farrow of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) notes, “Our officers tell us one of the most stressful parts of their job is when they have to tell the parents of a teen that their child was killed in an automobile crash. We are proud to play a role in this educational program to reduce collisions, save teens from injury or death, and keep a parent or family member from receiving heartbreaking news.” Driving deaths are the number one killer of teens; and the most frequent causes are distracted and reckless driving. “Crash data demonstrate that more action is needed,” added Commissioner Farrow. “In addition to the high rate of teen drivers who are involved in a crash in their first year of driving, the fatal crash risk per mile driven by 16-year-olds is twice that of 18 to 19-year-olds, and about seven times the risk for drivers ages 30-59.” For more information, call the Monterey Area CHP office at 831-796-2100.
Dennis the Menace Makes More Mischief The mystery of what happened to the bronze statue of Dennis the Menace stolen from a Monterey, California playground remains unsolved. An analysis by staff at the foundry that cast the Dennis the Menace statue for the Dennis the Menace Playground in Monterey has determined that the statue recently recovered in Orlando, Florida is not the City’s missing Dennis. The determination was made based on welds inside the statue that were specific to the original. In the words of Hank Ketcham who created Dennis the Menace: “Mischief just seems to follow wherever Dennis appears…” Ketcham worked out of a studio in Monterey and lived in nearby Pebble Beach. He commissioned artist and Academy Award winning animator Wah Ming Chang to sculpt a life-size statue of Dennis the Menace to be displayed in a Monterey playground designed by Ketcham and sculptor Arch Garner. The Dennis the Menace Playground opened in 1956. The statue was installed in 1988 and brought smiles to the faces of tens of thousands of children from around the world until its disappearance on the night of October 25, 2006. “Even though we have determined that the statue recovered in Orlando is not the statue stolen from Monterey in 2006, we welcome this Dennis home,”
said Community Services Director Kim Bui-Burton. “Monterey will always be home to Dennis the Menace, no matter where he’s been, and no matter if he is the original. Dennis is part of the Monterey family, thanks to Hank Ketcham.” For that reason, the City will ask the Orlando hospital, where it now believes the recovered statue was installed, whether the statue can remain in Monterey. Five bronze Dennis the Menace statues were cast. They include the original statue stolen from Dennis the Menace Playground; a replacement statue; and statues at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, a hospital in Orlando and Hank Ketcham’s home. The 3 ½ feet tall Dennis the Menace statue weighed 200 pounds and was valued at $25,000-30,000. Monterey Police and city Parks crews searched for the statue after it vanished in 2006. The City offered a $5,000 reward for its return. Since the mystery of what happened of the original Dennis remains unsolved, the $5,000 reward still stands. City staff does however want to recognize the efforts of Brothers Scrap Metal of Orlando and will make a recommendation to the City Council. If the Orlando Dennis remains in Monterey, the City will find a place at one of its many parks or facilities where generations of youngsters can enjoy it.
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Bark Bark Bark Report A barking dog was reported on Bayview Ave. The owner said she would be more mindful of the barking and put an anti-bark collar on her dog if the problem persisted. Dogs at Large On Heather Ln. A dog was found that had a collar and tags. The owner picked up the dog and received a warning citation for the dog’s unaccompanied jaunt around town. On Morse Dr. two dogs without collars were found. Upon the owner’s retrieval of the dogs, she was advised to update their rabies vaccinations and license them. On Pine Ave. A dog was picked up with no collar or microchip. The dog was held until the owner was located. You Don’t Live Here On Ocean View Blvd. A man called to report a dog tethered to his house railing. The animal was identified and returned to its owner. Houdini Dog A dog was reported to be missing from home even though the gates were closed. Collision Involving Motorcycle and SUV On Central Ave. Thankfully, there were no injuries! Mind the No Parking Zones A non-injury collision took place between two vehicles on Ocean View Blvd. One vehicle had been parked in a ‘no parking’ zone about four feet from the red curb. Thus, a collision was practically mandatory if not unsurprising. Possible Fraud Involving Social Security Number On Ransford Ave. Lost and Found On Asilomar Ave. A wallet was lost. On Recreation Trail. A wallet was found. Somewhere in Pacific Grove. A wallet was lost. On Fisherman’s Wharf. A wallet was found. At Lover’s Point Parking Lot. A surfboard was found. On Del Monte Blvd. Purse found by golf course employees and, ultimately, returned to owner. Theft from Locked Hotel Room On Lighthouse Ave. Get Out and Stay Out A man, who had been previously advised not to return to a store on Lighthouse Ave., apparently decided to give it another go. It turns out he was, in fact, still not welcome and was subsequently issued a warning citation when the police arrived. Dead Deer Found on Ridge Road. DUI On Jewell Ave. officers responded to a possible injury collision. It was presumed the driver was operating the vehicle while under the influence of a drug. He was taken to CHOMP for testing, booked and cited. The subject was later released to family members. A Stay in the Drunk Tank On Dewey Ave. A subject was found to be making a ruckus while intoxicated. He was arrested and held until sober. Poor Kitty On Congress Ave. A man found a malnourished cat in his yard. Although the phone number on the tag was not accepting phone calls, the rightful owner was ultimately found and informed to have the animal seen by a veterinarian. Making a Scene over Sandals On Fountain Ave. A man was reported for yelling at people at St. Mary’s Church after someone had taken the sandals he wanted. He was asked to leave and not return. License Plate Theft On Cedar St. Carport Ransacking On Junipero Ave. No suspects. Structure Fire On Sunset Drive. The Monterey Fire Department determined the fire had been caused by an electrical wire and flammable material. Cleaning the Garage On Lighthouse Ave. A man surrendered a plastic container that had been left in his garage some months earlier by someone the man did not want to return to his residence. The contents was inventoried and placed into evidence for safekeeping. Caught in the Act A man was seen in the act of vehicle burglary on Pacific Ave. Witnesses provided his description and direction of travel, which led to his arrest and booking.
Not-so-neighborly A possible vandal for a neighbor On 5th Street. One neighbor accused the other of vandalizing his vehicle. Who approached who was not clear, but they each were given a trespassing admonishment upon each neighbors’ request and told to stay off of each other’s property. Threatening neighbor On Monarch Ln. A neighbor threatened to shoot and kill numerous people. He was transported to county jail. No weapons were found. Vengeful Neighbor or Road Debris? On 5th Street. A man reported that his vehicle’s tire appeared to have been cut. He believed it had been fine when he parked it in front of his driveway, but was flat when he returned 30 minutes later. He told the officer he had driven from Carmel to Pacific Grove and that it is possible he may have run over something to cause the damage, but instead suspects his neighbor punctured it. Camera Vandalized On Congress Ave. A woman reported that her surveillance camera had been knocked off of her roof. She also found two bottles of antifreeze that she had set on her roof had also been cut open. She suspects her neighbor, but did not witness the incident. While this is all very suspicious, it is also curious as to why one stores antifreeze on one’s roof.
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Flavors of Pacific Grove Nov. 7
Center for Spiritual Awakening 522 Central Ave. • 831-372-1942
Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Ave. • 831-375-7207 Chabad of Monterey 2707 David Ave. • 831-643-2770
Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Ave. • 831-372-0363 Church of Christ 176 Central Ave. • 831-375-3741
Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues • 831-375-4311 First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Ave. • 831-373-0741 First Church of God 1023 David Ave. • 831-372-5005
First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove Worship: Sundays 10:00 a.m. 915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr. • 831-372-5875
On Saturday, November 7, the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will showcase the talent of the town’s chefs at Flavors of Pacific Grove: A Celebration of the Great chefs of Pacific Grove, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Inn at Spanish Bay. More than 10 chefs have signed up to serve hors d’oeuvres and tastings to the guests. The flavor of some of their best dishes will be paired with wonderful wines. The tasting will include a full show by The Money Band. A partial list of chefs who will be featured includes: Thamin Saleh - jeninni Kitchen and Wine Bar, Dory Ford - Point Pinos Grill, Evan Lite - The Beach House Restaurant, Dean and Debbie Young - Classic Catering, Danny Abbruzzese - Asilomar Conference Grounds; Robert Kershner and Tim Hrusa - Canterbury Woods, Mark Davis - Vivolo’s Chowder House, David Stamm - The Bridge Culinary Training Center, Chris Friedman - Pizza My Way, Butch Adams - Kai Lee Creamery, Trader Joe’s, Knox Brewing - Sparky’s Root Beer, Nothing Bundt Cake, Cima Collina, Taste of Monterey, Percheron-McFarland. There will also be a silent and live auction. The event costs $50 per person in advance and is limited to 300 tickets as this event sells out. For more information and to buy tickets : www.pacificgrove.org or (831) 373-3304. American Cancer Society Discovery Shop presents
‘Tis the Season Holiday Event
Come share the holiday spirit with us as we transform our shop into a wonderland of magical holiday treasures. We will be featuring a wide range of glittering holiday decorations, trees, ornaments, festive fashions, and unique gift ideas. We will help you sparkle for the Holidays! The even will be held on Fri, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sat, Nov. 7; from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ACS Discovery Shop is in Pacific Grove at 198 Country Club Gate. Phone 831 372-0866 for more information.
Upcoming Events Benefitting Friends of the Library
Rev. Richard Bowman
Library 5:30-7:00 Artist/Author Tom Killion will share poetry from his book, California's Wild Edge:Poetry of the Monterey Peninsula Suggested Donation: $10.00; free to Friends of the PG Library October 17 Library 1:00-3:00 Local artists Margie Anderson and Julie Heilman lead kids, ages 5-11, in creating large seascape banners to hang in the Library $10.00 child/$15.00 family to benefit the Friends of the Library
Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove PG Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave. • 831-333-0636
PacRep Announces World Premiere of a New Moll Flanders
Forest Hill United Methodist Church Services 9 a.m. Sundays 551 Gibson Ave. • 831-372-7956 Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive • 831-375-2138
Manjushri Dharma Center 724 Forest Ave. • 831-917-3969 www.khenpokarten.org email@example.com Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th St. • 831-373-4705
Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Ave. • 831-394-5712 Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Ave. • 831-373-0431
St. Angela Merici Catholic Church 146 8th St. • 831-655-4160 St. Anselm’s Anglican Church Sundays 9:30 a.m. 375 Lighthouse Ave. • 831-920-1620 Fr. Michael Bowhay St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12 th St. • 831-373-4441
Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Ave. • 831-372-7818 Shoreline Community Church Sunday Service 10 a.m. Robert Down Elementary, 485 Pine Ave. • 831-655-0100 www.shorelinechurch.org OUTSIDE PACIFIC GROVE Bethlehem Lutheran Church 800 Cass St., Monterey • 831-373-1523 Pastor Bart Rall
Congregation Beth Israel 5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel • 831-624-2015
Monterey Center for Spiritual Living Sunday Service 10:30 am 400 West Franklin St., Monterey • 831-372-7326 www.montereycsl.org
Daniel DeFoe’s bawdy classic adapted by Jennifer Le Blanc PacRep is pleased to present the World Premiere of a new version of DeFoe’s frolicsome comedy, “Moll Flanders,” adapted by Bay Area actress and writer, Jennifer Le Blanc. The classic comedy brings to life a bawdy, daring, ribald – and true – morality tale, showing an independent woman of spirit making her way through a man’s world. Appropriately staged in the intimate Circle Theatre in Carmel, the production has a limited run from Oct. 22 through Nov. 8. Resident Director Kenneth Kelleher stages his own inventive take on the classic tale about the poor damsel “Moll Flanders,” who surrenders her virtue again and again (and again) to get to the top of society. The DeFoe novel’s full title gives some insight into the plot: “The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, &c. Who was Born in Newgate, and during a Life of continu’d Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv’d Honest, and died a Penitent. Written from her own Memorandums.” First published in 1722, the novel purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll, detailing her exploits from birth until old age. It is usually assumed that the novel was written by Daniel Defoe, as his name is commonly published as the author in modern printings of the novel, however the original printing did not have an author, as it was an apparent autobiography. DeFoe had become a recognized novelist with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. The attribution of “Moll Flanders” to Defoe was made by Francis Noble, a bookseller in 1770, after Defoe’s death in 1731. By 1721, Defoe had become a
Equity member Rami Margron will star in the title role of Moll, with equity actor Will Springhorn Jr. appearing as the ‘Mile End Innkeeper Pirate Captain.’ Also featured are local favorites F. Howard Burnham as ‘the Parson’, Donna Federico as ‘the Mayoress,’ Katie Rose Krueger as the ‘Cottager’s Wife,’ D. Scott McQuiston as ‘Gaoler,’ and Sam Fife as ‘Robin.’ Also appearing in the production are Michele Delattre, Aaron Kitchin, Sean Nill and Michelle Vallentyne. “Moll Flanders” starts with two discount previews, Thursday and Friday, Oct 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m., and opens Sat., Oct 24 at 7:30 p.m., followed by a 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on Sun., Oct 25. Performances continue Thursdays through Saturdays, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m., weekends through Nov 8. “Moll Flanders” was originally scheduled to be performed at the Outdoor Forest Theater, but due to its ongoing closure all performances have been moved to the Circle Theatre of the Golden Bough, located on Casanova Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Moll Flanders THU Oct 22 7:30PM (prev) FRI Oct 23 7:30PM (prev) SAT Oct 24 7:30PM (open) SUN Oct 25 2:00PM (mat) THU Oct 29 7:30PM (2 for 1) FRI Oct 30 7:30PM SAT Oct 31 7:30PM SUN Nov 1 2:00PM (mat) THU Nov 5 7:30PM (2 for 1) FRI Nov 6 7:30PM SAT Nov 7 7:30PM SUN Nov 8 2:00PM (mat/close)
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John Denver to be Honored at “Blue Water Weekend” October 16-18
Fans of the late singer/songwriter John Denver can enjoy a thrilling concert recreating his stage performance, and honor his passion for environmental causes, during “Blue Water Weekend,” October 16-18, 2015 in Pacific Grove and other Monterey Bay locations. The three-day festival is proudly presented by the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center - Pacific Grove. Highlighting the weekend’s activities will be a concert by acclaimed John Denver tribute artist Jim Curry and his band, with special guest Pete Huttlinger on lead guitar. Curry, lauded for his uncannily accurate portrayal of John Denver, will perform all the classic Denver songs, such as “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine,” “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song.” The concert will be on Saturday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the PG Middle School campus, 835 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Admission is $25. Tickets can be purchased at 831-582-7976, online at www.performingartscenterpg. org or at the door. Blue Water Weekend events on Friday, October 16 will be a Lovers Point Kayak Tour with Adventures by the Sea at 2:00 p.m. in Pacific Grove, and a Meet and Greet Sing-Along of John Denver songs from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Bay Park Hotel Conference Center, 1425 Munras Avenue, Monterey. In addition to the concert, events on Saturday, October 17 will include Redwood Forest Walks any time from 9 a.m. to sunset at Henry Cowell State Park in Felton, and a Steam Train Ride at Roaring Camp Railroad with group discounts for Blue Water
Weekend participants. On Sunday, October 18 there will be a Beach Clean-up and Farewell Gathering starting at 10 a.m. at the John Denver memorial on Ocean View Boulevard between Asilomar and Acropolis in Pacific Grove. With over 150 performances per year, musical artist Jim Curry has produced the ultimate tribute experience and has emerged as the top selling performer of John Denver’s music today. He has collaborated with nearly all of Denver’s band members, songwriters, photographers, arrangers and conductors. In his groundbreaking tribute concert, Jim delivers a compelling program of voice, instruments and dramatic images of nature. The John Denver Tribute Concert is an unforgettable show that will truly fill up your senses. Pete Huttlinger, a former member of John Denver’s band, has become widely known as one of the most awe-inspiring acoustic guitarists in the world. His spellbinding musicality, unique arrangements and precision have entertained audiences from Los Angeles to Milan. He has appeared with country/pop superstar LeAnn Rimes on stage and on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” and often tours with pop icon John Oates of Hall and Oates. The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center – Pacific Grove is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to making the performing arts available to the local community. Proceeds of our concerts are used to maintain and enhance the Performing Arts Center and to help support arts programs in our schools.
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Pretty in Pink -- For a Cause
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Monterey firefighters – including these from Pacific Grove – will be wearing pink shirts with the “go pink” logo Oct. 1 - 31, 2015. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of the early detection of breast cancer. Everyone can make a difference by spreading the word about mammograms and encouraging communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. For further information please visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org.
Sunset Suppers $990
The Beach house aT Lovers PoinT Dinner & cockTaiLs From 4Pm DaiLy
Special menu served daily when seated by 5:30p and ordered by 6p. Subject to change without notice
Dinner Reservations: 831-375-2345 At Lovers Point Beach 620 Ocean View Blvd. Pacific Grove
Food & Wine Fundraiser & Auction Friday, October 23 • 6:30-10 PM
St. Angela Merici Parish Hall, 9th & Lighthouse, Pacific Grove Your $40 ticket includes food, wine and beer tasting All proceeds go to St. Angela’s Preschool
Sponsors: Bernardas, Dametra Cafe, The Wharf Market, Montrio Bistro, Bargetto, Hahn, Boardwalk Sub Shop, Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill
Enjoy a Silent Auction, Wine Toss, Heads-or-Tails Game, Dessert Sales, and a Live Auction Call Miss Susan, Director or Angela Canales, Assistant Director (831) 372-3555; Kim Tope (612) 581-0578 or Nancy Sorensen (831) 238-3998, Co-Chairs.
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• October 16, 2015
I came, I saw, I misspoke
Animal Tales and Other Random Thoughts
Thanks to its polyglot population, global visitor appeal and renowned language schools, the Monterey Peninsula is a virtual temple of tongues. In a single transit of the rec trail, I can hear Chinese, Portuguese, Malay, Farsi, Afrikaans, Romanian, Inuit, Somali and Urdu. At least, I think that’s what they are. I have a very poor ear for languages, a decided disadvantage in this cosmopolitan setting. At the store I keep a list of greetings and goodbyes in various languages, but the shoppers don’t always match their genetic markers. For instance, if they’re tall, blueeyed, pale skinned and light-haired, I’ll call a cheery “auf wiedersehen” as they depart. This is their signal to turn frostily and remark: “we’re Swedish” or “we’re Icelandic.” Now I just give everyone a puzzling “aloha.” I blame myself for this situation, as I misspent several language learning opportunities. Pig Latin was my first foreign language. I learned it during 7th and 8th grade from a rather cranky, red-faced, aptly-named teacher, Mr. Pryor. Actually, Mr. Pryor taught Latin per se, but pig Latin is what I came away with. Once I became a cranky, red-faced teacher myself, I could look back on him with empathy. How terrible it must have been to teach the sublime Cicero and Virgil to a roomful of 7th graders! To listen, period after period, while we surly youths savaged his beloved lingua materna. Amo, amas, amat; amatis, amatis, amant! Veni, vidi, vici! Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres. Of course, from the student perspective, Mr. Pryor could only have been viewed as a monster. His endless conjugations and declensions, his tedious trisections of Gaul, his insistence on nightly homework had to be taken for what they were: distractions from daydreaming about girls and sports. Somehow, though, Mr. Pryor’s exertions implanted in my idle brain enough rudimentary Latin that even now, LVII years later, I can still mispronounce important words and phrases. Cogito, ergo sum! Magna cum laude! Super Bowl XXXXIX! My second foreign language was Franch. Or, that is to say, it was originally intended to have supposed to have been French, to use one of the torturous constructions for which that language is so justifiably notorious. Again, the language itself was dutifully taught (I was in a boy’s boarding school by then), but pig French
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is what I learned. Vive le Francais cochon! The French teacher was a reedy young intellectual named Slater. We students didn’t really know what an intellectual was, but Mr. Slater smoked a pipe, spoke French, wore horn-rimmed glasses and tweedy jackets with elbow patches, and he could tie a silk ascot. That was intellectual enough for us. He also loved to drive fast, especially when approaching his garage. Gunning his black-and-red Chevy Impala up the steep hill to the faculty apartments, he would slam the brakes at the last possible second and rock to a satisfying stop inches from the wall. To his credit, Mr. Slater taught me and my classmates French for three straight years and rarely lost his composure. He had what in pig French might be called “le sang froid” – that is to say, ice water veins. Still, he was only human. Periodically, our collective insolence, ignorance and failure to learn would tax him beyond civility. Then he would pound his desk and shout: “merde!!!” Thanks to Mr. Slater, I can translate this expression, but not in a family newspaper. As graduation neared, the seniors who had taken French longed to hear one final “merde!” Accordingly, malefactors were dispatched one fateful night to “grease Slater’s garage.” As usual, he sped up the drive and slammed on his brakes, but this time the Impala did not rock to a stop. A loud “bang!” preceded a string of satisfying “merdes!” As I reflect on my early foreign language instruction, I am troubled by a couple of feelings. One is belated pity for the poor teachers who strove so mightily to impart to us their love of languages. The second is the sad realization that I squandered my prime language acquisition years drawing surfboard designs all over my lecture notes. As a result, when I finally did get to France 40 years later, I was dumb as a post and mute as a stone. “Bonjour,” “merci” and “ou est le bain” was all the French I could muster. I carried the baggage while others did the talking. Now in life’s autumnal stage, I mourn the lost language-learning years when my brain still burned with a clean blue flame, before it had sponged up decades of smoke, drink, and mayonnaise. Luckily, the Germans have a word for this gentle sense of loss and regret, and I intend to learn it. Until then, auf weidersehen!
“New York, New York” Frank Sinatra croons to us and, back in the days when we danced, John and I would glide around the floor. It was our song. The Big Apple was also our city ... we both love it. The year was 2001, we were going to New Jersey to celebrate John’s brother Jerry’s sixty-fifth birthday in October and see their new home. It had been our practice when we had an opportunity to visit the city to attend a couple of stage plays. As “The Producers” was opening in mid-April this seemed a logical choice if we could get tickets. I am one who moves too fast, John will do it tomorrow. Neither quality is great, but they say opposites attract. For some reason I was at home and saw Mel Brooks interview on the Today Show. John’s office was at home, so I urged him to make reservations and, finally, he did so. He was able to get good seats, front row, center, for October 24. It was April 18 -- the next day the musical opened to rave reviews. Not only did the show sell out for months, the prices escalated enormously. On September 11 early in the morning, I was in the kitchen getting coffee and John was at Rotary. The television was on and there were horrific pictures of planes striking buildings. I thought it was a promotion for an upcoming program, but, out of curiosity, I turned on the set in the bedroom. You know what I learned. The rest is history, one of the blackest periods in this country. We left for Newark on Monday, October 22. The party would go on, and postposing it would benefit no one. I remember little about the flight. We arrived in New Jersey and took a little bus, recommended by a friend, that was very inexpensive and dropped us at the door of the Regency Hotel in midtown Manhattan, where Michael Feinstein had his night club. Because of the attack a few weeks’ earlier prices plummeted. We had obtained a room for a vastly reduced price and, when we arrived, our accommodations were upgraded. We went to a restaurant -- Goulue on Madison, suggested by the desk clerk. Not a good choice. It was very expensive “techy popular.” Everyone was on a cell phone and the tables were so close together that we could join the conversation of our neighbors. We had a drink at the hotel and were shocked to pay $13 per scotch and vodka. On Tuesday, October 23, we wandered around the local environs, FAO Schwartz nearby, the Metropolitan Museum, Trump Tower (which had a great Tie Shop) and Tiffany’s to see where Holly had breakfast. We took a friend, Miriam Landau, who lived across from Central Park, to lunch. The Producers was at the St. James Theatre, a funky old venue, on 44th street between 7th and 8th. I would hate to think what would happen in the event of a fire. The balcony empties onto the orchestra floor and getting out at intermission is a challenge. I admit that was 14 years ago. Things might have changed…We were in the front row which wasn’t ideal, as it was really too close to the stage. But we saw Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, warts and all. It was really thrilling. The next day we had lunch near Columbus Circle with a friend, John Gingrich, who is a prominent manager of classical music stars. We mentioned that we would like to see “42nd Street.” John walked us down there, and we were able to obtain tickets for the next night, our last in the city. John also gave us the name of a friend in his church who could drive us over to New Jersey on Friday. We had drinks in Miriam’s apartment and off to the dancing extravaganza, “42nd Street.” It was glorious, thrilling and we capped off the evening with cannelloni at Sardi’s, our favorite eatery in the city. As we were heading for the bar, John was stopped by a man and his entourage. “Do you do your own bow tie, or is it a clip-on?” John affirmed that he does his own tying and the man said that there were very few of “us” left. The bartender asked if we knew the man. “It is Charles Nelson Reilly” (some of you might remember him, at least from “Hollywood Squares”). We talked about the play and learned that Jerry Orbach, one of the original stars, had come in on opening night and declared this production to far outshine the one in which he performed. It was a great night, (Charles Nelson Reilly) The next day John’s friend drove us to Jersey and a Marriott Hotel near Township of Washington, Jerry and Ann’s home. Easier said than done. the wonderful driver didn’t know New Jersey, didn’t know the freeway and we drove past the Marriott a number of times before we found an off ramp. Find it we did and soon connected with members of John’s family about whom I have written. They are a large, loving group who remain connected over the years. Jerry’s birthday is actually Halloween but due to logistics the party was on the Saturday prior to the day. It was a Halloween gathering, at Seasons in Township, with many guests in costumes. Jerry knows how to entertain and it was a fantastic gathering culminating in a group sing off of “We Are Family.” Jerry is a special person. His siblings and their spouses and offspring are the most important people in his life. He achieved enormous success on Wall Street, but never forgot his roots and never let it go to his head. He will do anything for anyone and has time and time again. The next day we had brunch at Jerry and Ann’s new house. When we announced that we were leaving in the morning, Tracy, their daughter asked when our plane left. When she learned the time, she said “you must leave right now, you will never be able to get there in the morning.” We called the hotel and changed our reservations to the Newark Marriott. We bid a sad adieu and took off in our rental car... this, in itself, was an experience. We drove until it was dark and became hopelessly lost. Anyone who knows the Jersey Turnpike knows of what I speak. Under a bridge we saw two strange men exchanging something (money for drugs?). It was pretty creepy. Finally John called the hotel and the desk clerk walked us through the means by which to reach them. The week was over and, as always, ended too soon. No article can be written without talking about New Yorkers and their attitude after the catastrophe. The stories of phenomenal bravery were slowly being told, but it didn’t hit us until we talked to the natives. Some had been nearby, some had lost family and friends. They were stoic and brave. All had concerns that something else might happen but no one whined. This is their city and no one can destroy their love for or faith in The Big Apple. Sinatra will still croon “New York, New York,” and, if we could, we would dance. Jane Roland manages the AFRP Benefit Shop at 160 Fountain, she lives in Monterey withhusband, John, Annie, the pup and two cats. Gcr770@aol.com..
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Rotary Will Hear About ‘The Bet’
The Pacific Grove Rotary Club which meets at noon on Tuesdays at The Inn Spanish Bay, 2700 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, will have as speaker on October 20, Dr. Francois Meles, Professor of Economics, DRMI, Naval Postgraduate School, "The Bet." Lunch is $25 and reservations may be made by calling Jane Roland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join ‘The Mistery Machine’ on a Trip Through the Decades
Come enjoy an evening of music, champagne and dessert. The Italian Catholic Federation will present Di Franco Entertainment’s “The Mistery Machine” on November 14, at the San Carlos Church Hall, 500 Church Street, Monterey. “The Mistery Machine” is known for its light vocal harmonics and humor. They’ll take you on a musical journey through the decades. Join us for a fun evening November 14. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Show begins at 7:00 pm. Price is $20 per person which includes champagne, dessert and the show. Please call JoAnn Riso for tickets, 3722108. Prepaid tickets only by November 9. All proceeds to benefit those in need. .
Carmel-ByThe-Sea Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years
Party, displays and demos Oct. 24
The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea will celebrate 100 years of fire service with festivities for people of all ages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, both at the Carmel Fire Station and at nearby Devendorf Park. The events will begin with a ceremony honoring Carmel-by-the-Sea firefighters and a welcome from Mayor Pro Tempore Ken Talmage at 11 a.m. at the fire station. Displays of memorabilia, photographs, uniforms, and antique vehicles and equipment will be featured. There will be a vehicle extrication demonstration at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Mission Street next to the fire station. Names of some of the firefighters will be displayed on a wall at the fire department. Children’s activities will include an educational Safety Trailer, a Kids’ Firefighter obstacle course, and Face Painting. Kids will also receive fire hats, stickers and glow-in-the-dark bracelets. Everything will be free for youngsters. Free hot dogs, snacks, cotton candy, cake and drinks will be provided for children and adults. The event is sponsored by the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Monterey Firefighters Association Local 3707, and the Monterey Fire Chief Officers’ Association. Carmel firefighters are part of the Monterey Fire Department. A photographic look back at the Carmel Fire Department is on display in the lobby of City Hall. The fire department is on 6th Avenue between Mission and San Carlos streets. Devendorf Park occupies the block at Ocean and Junipero avenues.
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Drawing & Painting Skulls & Skeletons
Two Saturdays, October 24 & 31
Explore and create art based on various skulls and skeletons. We will draw and paint skulls and skeletons from life using art materials such as charcoal and watercolors. Art supplies will be provided in this fun and creative class. Come join in the wonder and fun. Ages: 13 - Adult. Dates: Two Saturdays, Oct 24 & 31, 2015. Hours: 10:00am - noon. Instructor: Marie Gilmore. Class Size: Limited to 8 students. 0Fee: $40 (materials included) Learn More & Register We hope to see you there! Questions? Call us at 831-372-6098 or email email@example.com.
St. Timothy Hosts Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Monterey will host a chili cook-off and craft sale fundraiser to create a sense of giving within the Monterey Peninsula community. This two-part fundraiser will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, October 24. The event will kick off at 2 p.m. with a joint bake sale and craft sale, which will run until 5 p.m. This event will overlap with the chili cook-off, running from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds benefit Shelter Outreach Plus in Marina. Savoring and voting on delicious homemade chilis is the perfect way for locals to touch needy hearts in Monterey County. The chili cook-off will be hosted by St. Timothy’s Service Commission and will take place in the church Parish Hall. St. Timothy’s invites the community to taste and explore at this family- and budget-friendly event. The church is located at 52 Soledad Drive in Monterey, and can be reached at 831-375-2042.
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• October 16, 2015
Wharf Theater performance remembers Angelo By Michael Sizemore The Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater has been a bright light in the Monterey theater community since 1977, when Angelo DiGirolamo opened it on Fisherman's Wharf after he and close friend Bruce Ariss, a local artist, built it by hand using salvaged materials. In 38 years Angelo served as a mentor and friend to many performers young and old. People attended the theater for the performances, but they also came to visit with Angelo, who always waited at the exit door to greet anyone who wanted to speak with him. As Carmen Scholis said on Angelo's “memory wall” at the Mission Mortuary website, “He had a wonderful gift of being the friend you wanted to have.” Sadly, Angelo died last year just before his 93rd birthday. He was a local treasure and people miss him. More than 25 veterans of past shows are now gathering in tribute with a presentation called “Seasons of Love, Remembering Angelo.” There will be two performances, Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. On October 21 Angelo would have been 94 years old. At this point the cast of “Seasons of Love” numbers 23 performers, including Angelo's granddaughter and protégé Erin Helm, who will be traveling from Los Angeles for the show. Other performers include Wharf Theater veterans Stacy Meheen, Jared Hussey, Alexandra Collard, Suzanne Bernard, Otis Goodwin, Keith Wolhart, Stephan Goings, Marcia Jeiroudi, Karli Mansager, Mitch and Phyllis Davis, Rachael Morgan Sizemore, Mary Grace Sizemore and others. The show is directed by Gina Welch-Hagen. Musical director is George Peterson. Angelo said his interest in theater was partially awakened by a young English girl he met during World War II. Angelo's poor vision disqualified him from combat duty, but he finally talked the government into allowing him to serve as an airplane mechanic. One night after work at his base in England, he caught a show at the USO and was totally amazed at the voice and stage presence of a tiny performer named Pamela Beale. She was six years old but looked younger. When he found out that she and her family were suffering due to poverty and that children couldn't be paid for performances due to English law, he vowed to bring her to the United States to help her. Angelo managed to get Pam and her family to the U.S. after the war and help her start her career, but she died in a sailing accident at the age of 27. In the meantime, he had built a restaurant on the Wharf called Angelo's, which was a popular spot for many years. Just before he retired from the restaurant business, he built and opened the theater. He also spent some time on the Monterey City Council. From 1977 through most of 2014 Angelo ran the theater and a small art gallery featuring local artists. He produced many plays and also allowed other people to utilize the theater for their own performances, including many traveling shows and even Monterey Peninsula College's performances while the college's theater was being renovated. Welch-Hagan directed performances at the Wharf for many years, as well as performing in a number of them. Angelo once said of her, “If she told me she was quitting and wouldn't direct any more plays, I wouldn't do any more either.” Helm worked with her grandfather from an early age, starring in many plays, including “Annie,” “My Fair Lady,” “The Sound of Music” and
“Cabaret,” as well as “Broadway, a Musical.” In recent years she has worked in professional theater in Arizona until her move to Southern California, where she has acted in short films and other productions. Wolhart has performed in many shows through the years, including “The Secret Garden,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” and a memorable performance with Erin of songs from “Phantom of the Opera” in “Broadway, a Musical.” The Sizemore sisters first came to a performance of “Broadway” in 2009, where they were especially inspired by the performance of young Tanner Gray. Tanner was 10 when he first worked with Angelo, who gave him special attention and congratulated him after each show, according to his mother, Leigh Gray, who wrote on Facebook: “Angelo gave him the confidence to be a solo performer. He went on to win many singing competitions and is now in LA as a SAG performer.” The next year the Sizemores girls tried out and were given parts in the performance, including some short solos and featured bits. Rachael was 9 years old and Grace was 11. They have continued to sing and act in other venues as well as at the Wharf Theater. Perhaps the youngest performer to grace the wharf stage was 4-year-old Dakota Boulware who was determined to join his mother, father and older brother Isaiah in routines in “Broadway” 2010. Finally he was allowed to join the group in a few numbers, dancing and singing with the entire cast. He went on to other performances, including MPC's “A Christmas Carol” (on the Wharf Theater stage) and “Shrek the Musical.” Many people returned to Monterey to either meet Angelo or reacquaint themselves with him. Donovan Baldwin wrote: “In 1966 I was stationed at the Language School, studying German, and Angelo and his brothers and staff at Angelo's on Fisherman's Wharf welcomed fellow students and myself with open arms. I have never forgotten his kindness, and when I finally got a chance to go back to Monterey in 2006 one of my major goals was to find him if I could and tell him how much his kindness had meant to me. He was charming and gracious to my wife and I.” Much of Angelo's work was unseen, but his personality was huge and warm and many people did notice some of his unsung accomplishments. Stacy Meheen, who worked as stage manager on his last two shows, wrote: “Angelo never wanted to be recognized, but he built every set. His last play, “Mikado,” I had the pleasure of working alongside him every day. I watched him straddle a 20 foot ladder to change a stage light. I panicked when he wrapped a rope around his waist and balanced sideways against a wall to screw in a stubborn wood panel. . .He loved to show off the theater to anyone that came up the stairs. And every kind word from a patron, his eyes would sparkle and his face would beam. Angelo worked the ticket booth for every single show. He greeted every guest at the ticket booth and smiled at them at the top of the stairs after every show.” Tickets are $10 if bought ahead of time on brownpapertickets.com or $15 at the door. Phone 831-649-2332 for more information. The “Seasons of Love” performance will provide laughs, personal anecdotes about Angelo, good musical performances and perhaps some tears. The challenge after the performance will be for all his friends to manage a life without his physical presence.
Counter clockwise from top: Angelo's 90th birthday party. Angelo always spoke with the guests after the show. Angelo at the theater. This picture was taken by Mr. Donovan, a visitor to the area who waited years to reacquaint himself with Angelo. Below: Otis Goodwin, rear, sings "The Emerald City" with Joshua Boulware, Rachael Morgan Sizemore and Mary Grace Sizemore in 2010's "Broadway." Part of the cast of "Broadway" 2011.
World Theater Fall 2015 Performing Arts Series Hippo FM104.3
Holida y Food Drive!
A Classic Rock Christmas
Discounts available for people/pet food donation. If great groups such as The Who, Boston, ELP and Santana all recorded familiar Christmas songs, what would they sound like? December People. Canned food drive to benefit Monterey County Food Bank and Santa Cruz animal shelter.
Nov. 7, 2015 • 8 p.m.
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October16, 2015 • CEDAR STREET
Times • Page 11
Kellen Gibbs’s Graduation Film Gains Three Screenings at the Carmel International Film Festival Local Man Started Making Films While Still at Pacific Grove High School
By Peter Mounteer Local filmmaker Kellen Gibbs is returning to the Monterey Bay and what he’s bringing with him will stop you cold. Since departing Pacific Grove in 2013, Gibbs has spent two years at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) in Burbank honing his skills and building relationships in the same town occupied by Warner Brothers Studios, one of the biggest film studios in the industry. It makes sense then, that Kellen has upped the ante on his work since enrolling in film school. While Gibbs’ filmography has been bereft of the feature length productions he grabbed headlines for in the past, his ambitions have only increased as have the production scale and resources, despite a reduction in the length of his films. Gibbs’ latest project is his degree thesis film, “The Moment I Was Alone,” which premieres with three screenings at the Carmel International Film Festival later this month and packs a strong emotional punch into a considerably small package. With a running time of just 20 minutes, Gibbs’ film follows the emotional journey of Quinn, a young girl trapped alone in a frozen moment in time. While walking through a busy metropolitan street with her mother the world around her and everyone in it stops moving. At first she treats her bizarre situation like any child would and copes by playing games with her motionless companions. Soon, however, she realizes the bitter and isolating reality of her situation and, unable to communicate with anyone around her, Quinn must grow up on her own in a world where she is the only one affected by the passage of time. The script was drafted in October of last year, with preproduction beginning in January and continuing through August. The film was shot with a crew of around 30 individuals and a cast of more than 100 people, by far Gibbs’ largest management challenge yet. However, despite Gibbs meticulous pre-production planning, tragedy struck the crew about half way through pre-production when Gibbs’ casting director, Maral Servat, unexpectedly died before casting was complete. “That was a big hit for everybody,” Gibbs said. “She worked so hard on those films and she did it for dirt cheap…she was just working because of love for it and she was starting her own company, she had just been hired to cast a feature film.” Virtually all the main cast members came through Servat and Gibbs did not do any casting sessions after she passed away and said he hopes he picked the actors Servat wanted. “I went off her sheer vision of what she provided and it was great,” Gibbs said. “She was phenomenal, I do not think I could have gotten through the casting without her…its one of my really fun moments making the film was going through that with her.” The film is dedicated to Servat and Gibbs’ grandfather, Gene Wayne Gibbs who also passed away, earlier this year, in the same month as Servat. One day after Gibbs’ film evoked teary eyes from peers at a screening room at Warner Brothers, an honor afforded to every graduating student pursuing filmaking at NYFA, the film was also one of the few to receive a shoutout from the Chair of the Filmmaking Department during Gibbs’ graduation ceremony. One thing was clear: praise for the short film was coming early and often. Accompanying the the film, which was shot in Los Angeles, is all original music composed by Gibbs’ longtime collaborator, Isaias Garcia of Toronto, Canada, and recorded by an 18 piece orchestra with Mastr Studios, in Argentina, making
Top: the poster for Kellen Gibb’s latest film venture, “The Moment I was Alone.” A little girl finds herself the only one for whom time is passing. Center: Kellen on set with his young leading lady. Bottom: “Quinn” has a tea party with her stuffed animals.
the film a truly international effort. One of Gibbs’ longtime instructors at NYFA, Nils Taylor, praised the score both for its presence in the film and its appropriateness to the narrative. “Its one of the few student film scores that I’ve heard that was actually performed by an orchestra, and its one of the first film scores that I’ve heard in student films that is…not just something to pigeonhole the rhythm and tempo of a certain genre,” Taylor said. However, Taylor’s praise of Gibbs and the film go far beyond the music
and he’s even been showing Gibbs’ preproduction materials to his classes as an example of how to go about planning the production of a short film, something Taylor has not done with any of his other students materials. “The only consistent thing is how meticulously crafted [his films] are,” Taylor said. “His sets are quiet, calm, and unassuming. That is the result of really good prep, everybody knows what to do.” Taylor also said the film surpassed his expectations of what a student film is. “It’s fantastic. From whatever limited
means student filmmakers are up against I think he figured out a way to surpass quite a lot of expectations of what frankly a student film is,” Taylor said. “The outcome of his movie had definitely exceeded my expectations of what the general population of film students pull off.” According to Taylor, the film, which he describes as “cathartic”, has garnered positive reactions from every one of his colleagues he’s shown it to. “One of the first things that I usually ask after I play the movie is ‘how long was it?’ and they always say, ’Oh like 12 minutes” but it’s not, it’s 20, it feels shorter,” Taylor said. “I think that is just a good complement to the filmmakers, to make the audience unaware of how much time they’re spending.” For Taylor, Gibbs “checks all the boxes” for someone who can transition well into doing films professionally. “He’s somebody who makes a movie ahead of schedule, under budget, and collaborates and communicates with everybody he needs to be and enjoys doing doing all of the above and I don’t say this about any film student, by the way, I can’t,” Taylor said. “I want him to transition to being a professional as soon as possible because I think he’s there already, I think he just needs an opportunity or two.” A feature of the film is its narrative ambiguity, which Gibbs says is an important part of his approach to his artistry because it allows his audience to take part in the creating part of the story. “I like those scenarios where you’re given a situation but you’re not given an answer to it,” Gibbs said. “I want them to kind of develop their own stories for why [things happen]…the ambiguity is what makes the audience build their stories.” The film maintains a strong story arc throughout with a focus on Quinn’s emotional odyssey but leaves an open ending, which Gibbs says is key to what makes his film work. “Anybody can take anything they want to from it and that’s the beauty of it, that’s why films affect us so much is because we’re able to add ourselves to them,” Gibbs said. “I like to think of a film as an iceberg, where you have the glorious top that you can see but there’s so much underneath the surface…that’s what a good film does.” A moment in film school stands out in Gibbs memory as one that provided a sense of definition to the craft of filmmaking. One of his production teachers told him in class one day that when a person goes to the movies they are deciding how they want to feel for a few hours. “When you go see a romantic comedy you want to feel good, at the end of the movie you know the couple is going to get together so you wanna feel good, you go see a comedy you wanna laugh, you want that fun experience, you go see a drama you wanna feel some emotion,” Gibbs said. “Its something that was an eye opener for me,” Gibbs said. According to Gibbs he builds his movies around a vision he has for what he would want to see in a story. “I look at [creating] a film in a way that I would want to see the film, because if I’m not gonna watch my films nobody else is gonna wanna watch my films,” Gibbs said. Overall, Gibbs said he’s pleased with how the film turned out and is excited for festival goers to see it. “As far as this project goes I feel it fully satisfies what I wanted to tell, I have nothing where I’m like I wish I would have done this, I wish I would have done that, I’m very satisfied,” Kellen said. “I hope the audience is too.”
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• October 16, 2015
Sports Pacific Grove Rolls over Marina, Improves to 2-0 in MTAL
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 www.benalexandergolf.com
Those of you who watch golf tournaments on TV know who Jordon Speith is. He’s only the number one player in the world at 22 years of age and just won the Fed-ex championship a few days ago. He won 10 million dollars for the one tournament. What he does so well is putt good with the putter. He controls the roll of his ball with good distance and good direction. The reason I mentioned Jordon is he does what all of you are trying to do, putt well with the putter. Try this tip which Jordon does. He makes sure he aims really good before he putts. So pick up one of those training sticks you see everyone use when they practice and set up to your putt, then place the training stick next to your golf ball and step back to make sure the stick is POINTING at your intended line. I can assure you that 50 percent of weekend players aim bad.
Breakers Come Up Short at Central Coast Section Meet
The Pacific Grove High School Cross Country Team traveled to Crystal Springs in Belmont for the Central Coast Section Center meet Wednesday afternoon. The Breakers did not field a complete team in the girls division. Anna Stefanou finished 6th and Christina Lucido finished 25th. In the boys division Pacific Grove finished second to MTAL rival King City. King City was led by Roman Munoz, race winner and Ricardo Lizardi in second. Top Pacific Grove finisher was Everett Millette in 6th place. Seaside was third and York 4th to complete a strong showing by local teams. Full results are on our website at http://www.cedarstreettimes.com/results-from-wednesday-meet-crystalsprings-in-belmond/. Next for the Breakers will be the Roughrider Invitational in Woodward Park in Fresno.
Road Closures Making Room for The Ride 2 Recovery Bicycle Challenge
The Ride 2 Recovery Bicycle Challenge, with adaptive bicycles for challenged riders, will move through the Central Coast next week and will result in moving closures on the following portions of the state highway system: · Sun., Oct. 18 - Riders will use HWY. 9 in Santa Cruz County between Redwood Gulch Road and Encinal Street. · Mon., Oct. 19 - Riders will use HWY 1 from Jensen Rd in Santa Cruz County to Hwy 68 in Monterey County. · Tues., Oct. 20 - Riders will use HWY 1 between Carmel in Monterey County and San Simeon in San Luis Obispo County. · Wed., Oct. 21 - Riders will use HWY 1 from San Simeon to Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County. · Thurs., Oct. 22 - Riders will use HWY 1 from Pismo Beach to HWY 246 near Solvang in Santa Barbara County. · Fri., Oct. 23 - Riders will use HWY 246 in Solvang, HWY 154 near San Marcos Pass, HWY 1 in Carpinteria and US HWY 101 toward Ventura County. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be present to ensure a safe condition for everyone. Ride 2 Recovery, a groundbreaking Veterans program started in 2008, saves lives by restoring hope and purpose.
Pacific Grove’s special teams’ play helped them jump out to a quick lead over Marina and they never let up, as they improved to 2-0 in MTAL play with a 42-14 victory over the Mariners. [10-09-15] After picking up only 83 yards and no touchdowns in the Breakers last two games, Uche Ebo came on strong against Marina. Even though he only got 8 touches, Ebo made the most of them, scoring two touchdowns and picking up 63 yards on the ground. Showcasing his return skills was Kolby Foster, who took a Mariners first quarter punt 52-yards for the first points of the game. Foster would get into the end zone again, with a 24-yard run in the second quarter.Pacific Grove (4-1, 2-0) will next travel to Stevenson (3-1, 1-1) on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Kickoff will be a 2:00 p.m. Last Season, the Breakers defeated the Pirates 33-0 at home. Stats – Stats 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Pacific Grove 7 28 7 0 42 Marina 0 7 0 7 14
Passing – Moore, C. 6-7-91Rushing – Ebo, U. 8-63-2td; Cyrns, N. 6-561td; Foster, K. 2-33-1td; Strickler, C. 5-61; Coppla, N. 5-23; Takasaki, K. 2-7.Receiving – Coppla, N. 2-30; Donlan, J. 1-20; Miller, K. 1-20; Ryan, N. 1-10; Stokes, D. 1-3.Defense/Special Teams – Wilerson, R. Fmbl. Rec.; Foster, K. 1punt ret. TD; Ryan, N. 6-6 PAT.
Registration Open for Big Sur River Run XXXV Race begins at 10 a.m. sharp
Starting line: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Over the last 34 years the Big Sur River Run has raised $915,000 for the Big Sur Health Center and Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade. This year the race committee has set a goal of reaching the $1,000,000 mark! The Big Sur River Run’s 5k walk and certified 10k courses are flat, blacktop loops that follow the Big Sur River through towering redwoods. Founded in 1980 the Big Sur River Run (501c3) is a fun community oriented fund raiser for the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade and Big Sur Health Center. Nearly two years after the destruction of the Pfeiffer Fires that claimed 32 homes, the BSVFB and the Big Sur Health Center are more in need of support than ever. Registration is available online at: www.bigsurriverrun.org or in person on the day of the event. If requiring day-of registration to please arrive early to register. Limited to 1,000 participants. Regis-
tration fee includes long sleeve t-shirt with an annual design. Prizes will be awarded to the first overall male and female finishers, as well as first, second, and third place male and female finishers for each age division. Interested volunteers are welcome to contact us to learn how to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org To help sponsor the event, contact Meredith Gafill at email@example.com Visit www.bigsurriverrun.org or www.bigsurcalifornia.org for more information about lodging, restaurants and shopping while visiting Big Sur. The BSRR is an all-volunteer operation that has raised $915,000 for the two beneficiaries thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, race participants and volunteers. This year is no exception. Thank you to our sponsors.
OCTOBER 31, 2015 7:30am Registration/check-in 8:00am Race Pacific Grove High School Football Stadium
REG IST E For OCT 1 R BY FRE 4th ET -Sh irt!
3K Monster Dash DON’T miss out. Resister NOW for your FREE Race T-shirt! Sponsored by the PTAs of Forest Grove Elementary * Robert Down Elementary * Pacific Grove Middle *Pacific Grove High School Funds will be used to support student activities at ALL four schools!
Register on ACTIVE.COM Search/Reference: 3K Monster Dash, Pacific Grove $20 per Adult (plus $3.95 Active Fee) $10 per Student (plus $3.95 Active Fee)
Must register by Oct 14 to be eligible for the t-shirt. Thank you to our sponsors:
October16, 2015 • CEDAR STREET
Joining the League of Crafty Canines to Get a Cookie
Times • Page 13
York Students named Commended Students in scholarship program
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named nine York School seniors as Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. They placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Jef, left and Kathi Encinas did a demonstration of Miss Valentine’s dog treats at Miss Trawick’s last weekend. Charlie the blue merle Great Dance was glad to give recommendations to potential customers. Staff photo. Their Jack Russell terrier, Miss Valentine, had skin allergies and other problems, but, as any dog would, she loved treats. Her veterinarian advised that Miss Valentine had a gluten allergy and recommended she not be given anything with gluten in it. So Jef and Kathi Encinas of Pacific Grove did what any reasonable owner of a dog with gluten allergies would do. In 2013 they concocted a recipe for gluten-free dog treats. They’re chemicaland preservative-free as well. They use rosemary as a preservative and the cookies have a shelf life of one year. Some human friends like them as well and they’re human quality. No sugar, no butter. They baked them at home and tried them out not only on MissValentine, but on friends’ dogs. They were a big hit. So big that Jef and Kathi now produce them in a
commercial kitchen in Sand City under the moniker “The League of Craft Canines.”. Jef designed the packaging (that’s Miss Valentine on the front) and Miss Valentine “spiritually” bite-tests each cookie. Miss Valentine’s Tasty Treats and the League of Crafty canines are currently in the running for an award from Martha Stewart’s American Made contest. They’ve made it to number three so far, and now all that remains is the popular vote. Voting has closed, so now we can only cross out paws, Or fingers. The most popular flavor is a seasonal one – pumpkin. Just ask Charlie, a blue merle Great Dane who often hangs out at Miss Trawick’s. He’ll “speak” and “sit” all day long for the promise of a Miss Valentine’s treat.
Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns Annual Meeting Open to the Public
The public is invited to join the Feast of Lanterns Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. for its annual general membership meeting. Everyone is welcome to join the board of directors at the Community Center in Pacific Grove at 515 Junipero Avenue for some refreshments, a review of the 2015 festival, and the election of the 2016 board of directors. Nominations to the Board of Directors are welcome and can be submitted in advance of the annual meeting or at the annual meeting in advance of the election. If you know of someone who has volunteered, donated, or contributed to the Feast of Lanterns and is interested in serving on the board, you are welcome to nominate them in advance of the annual meeting by emailing the Nnominations committee via Carol Bradley Lauderdale at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (831) 320-3775. Please include your name and contact information as well as your nominee’s name and contact information. Nominations can also be made from the floor at the meeting prior to the election. All nominees must be in attendance at the annual meeting or their names will be deleted from the ballot. Anyone who has volunteered, donated, or contributed to the Feast of Lanterns is eligible to vote for the 2016 candidates by attending the annual meeting. The board hopes to see you at its annual meeting and welcomes your participation. The Feast of Lanterns is a 501(c)(3) corporation with an all-volunteer board of directors. The proceeds of the festival each year, minus operating expenses, fund a scholarship program for community spirited, active high school students.
Commended Students for 2016 from York School are, front row, left to right: Simon Butler and Morgan Sweeney, Monterey; Grace Sizemore, Pacific Grove; Audrey Van Ruler, Salinas; back row, Tiana Alexander, Monterey; Soraya Levy and Denny Baek, Pacific Grove; Liam Home, Salinas. Theo Palmer of London is not pictured.
All Saints’ Day School sets Fall Festival
The All Saints’ Day School Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, October 24, from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. at All Saints’ Day School, 8060 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Admission is free and open to all. Wristbands for carnival attractions and food tickets will be available for purchase. There’ll be a haunted house, pony rides, a petting zoo, train rides, My Museum’s Wheelie Mobilee, and outdoor attractions for kids of all ages. Don’t miss delicious food, baked goods, and a Benefit Drawing packed with lots of fun prizes – an Apple laptop, electric scooter, and more! Visit the All Saints’ web site for more information: www.asds.org; (831) 624-9171.
Beginner Golf Classes with Ben Alexander PGA Teacher of The Year
Classes will be held at the beautiful Bayonet & Blackhorse golf course in Seaside Class dates: Wed., Oct.28, 3:30 - 5:00 • Wed., Nov. 4, 3:30 - 5:00 Sat. Nov. 7, 3:30 - 5:00 • Wed. Nov. 11, 3:30 - 5:00 Clubs will be provided for those who need them
Classes cover all the fundamentals of how to play golf, full swing with irons and woods, chipping pitching and putting. Students will go out on the golf course with the instructor.
Students will receive a gift package from the proshop! Students will receive Ben’s teaching manual and Bens instruction DVD, sold nationally
Cost per student $150 Maximum of 10 golfers per class...space is always limited
To enroll call 831-277-9001
Annual Rummage Sale
Saturday, October 17 • 9 AM - 4 PM Christian Church of P.G.442 Central Ave. • 831-372-0363 Furniture, small appliances & gadgets, Kitchen items, Glassware, Decorations, Linens/Bedding, Collectables, Tools, Office Supplies,Pictures/Frames, Toys/Games, Books, Cd's/DVD's, Food, & much more!
Instructor Ben Alexander PGA Teacher of the year Website----www.benalexandergolf.com
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• October 16, 2015
Make like Masters at the Lyceum
The Gentrain Society upcoming free lecture
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Gentrain Society Lecture: How Your Seafood Choices May Affect Climate Change Monterey Peninsula College Lecture Forum 103 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Free; MPC Parking $2.00 Information: www.gentrain.org ; email@example.com ; 372-0895 Dr. Arlene Haffa, Associate Professor, Division of Science and Environmental Policy at CSU Monterey Bay, explores the surprising role of iron, a common element in soil, in mitigating climate change. Sea life stores and delivers iron, enabling photosynthesis and the ocean absorption of carbon dioxide. However, low iron concentrations in one third of the global oceans cannot now support maximum photosynthesis. Dr. Haffa presents estimates of how much iron has been lost to the commercial marine harvest over the past half century.
Congregation Beth Israel goes Mostly Kosher
How would you like to make artwork in the styles of “Starry, Starry Night” and “The Waterlilies”? These classes, led by Janis Steinmann, will teach students in first and second grades about the artists Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh through a variety of visual aides, songs, and take-home projects. Over three Thursdays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, and Nov. 12, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Class Size: Limited to 8 students Fee: $50.00 Questions? Call us at 831-372-6098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth Annual Downtown Trick or Treating Event
On Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. families from around the Peninsula and beyond are invited to enjoy a day of trick or treating throughout downtown Pacific Grove along with live music and the annual “PGPD Halloween Safety Zone” in front of Rabobank. Please note: All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This free event is open to all.
Legal Notices CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m. 300 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE THE CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING and second reading to consider and adopt an ordinance to regulate condominiums with the C-1-T Zone. An Initial Study was prepared and a Negative Declaration (no adverse impacts) has been filed. Copies of the full text of the proposed Ordinance can be reviewed at City Hall, 300 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA or online at http://www.cityofpacificgrove.org/councilagendas Published10-16-15
Mostly Kosher is an award-winning Jewish cultural revival band based in Southern California. Just what is this Mostly Kosher experience? Well, after you finish dancing until your feet are sore, and after you wipe your eyes dry from nostalgic renditions of Yiddish lullabies, Jewish Mama, “Rachele the Matchmaker” will already be wagging her finger at you. To sample a taste of the rich sounds from Mostly Kosher, visit their YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/MostlyKosherBand or the webpage: http://www.mostlykosher.com/. Do join on Thursday, October 22, 7:00 PM us for a great evening of music!
Programs at the Library Tuesday, October 20 • 11:00 am Pre-School stories at the Pacific Grove Library, ages 2-5. • Wednesday, October 21 • 3:45 pm ”Wacky Wednesday” after-school program presents It May Be a Monster: stories, science and crafts for all ages At the Pacific Grove Library • Thursday, October 22 • 11:00 am Baby Rhyme Time: rhymes, songs and stories for babies, birth - 24 months. • Tuesday, October 27 • 11:00 am Pre-School stories at the Pacific Grove Library, ages 2-5. • Tuesday, October 27 • 6:30 pm Annual Library Haunted House in the Children’s area of the library, ages 5 and up. Come in costume! • Wednesday, October 28 • 3:45 pm Wacky Wednesday after-school program presents Happy Haunting: stories, science and crafts for all ages. • Thursday, October 29 • 11:00 am Baby Rhyme Time: rhymes, songs and stories for babies, birth - 24 months. • Thursday, October 29 • 3:00 pm Tales to Tails: children can read to certified therapy dogs at the Library • Pacific Grove Library, 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove 93950. For more information call 648-5760. For more information call 648-5760.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20151817 The following person is doing business as CREATIVE VISIONS INK, 856 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940: SEAN POLAND, 699 David Ave., Unit A, Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on September 4, 2015. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. Signed: Sean Poland. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 9/18, 9/25. 10/02, 10/09/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20151942 The following person is doing business as BAY BRAKES AUTOMOTIVE & TIRES, 598 E. Franklin St., Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940: DEL MONTE INVESTMENTS, INC., 598 E. Franklin St., Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on September 22, 2015. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/1/14. Signed: Erle Macdonald, President This business is conducted by a corporation. Publication dates: 9/25. 10/02, 10/09, 10/16/15
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20151939 The following person is doing business as TRAILS END MOBILE MANOR, 800 Dolan Rd., Moss Landing, Monterey County, CA 95039: GARY KUBISCH, 19633 Tarcy Way, Redding, CA 96003 and KEITH D. BARBER, 509 Encino Dr., Aptos, CA 95003. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on September 22, 2015. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/22/15. Signed: Keith Barber. This business is conducted by a joint venture. Publication dates: 9/25. 10/02, 10/09, 10/16/15
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20151780 The following person is doing business as TRANth QUILITY PRODUCTIONS, 906 ½ 19 St., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950: KEVIN M. th HAMABATA, 906 ½ 19 St., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on September 1, 2015. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/25/15. Signed: Kevin M. Hamabata. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 9/18, 9/25. 10/02, 10/09/15
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20152025 The following person is doing business as FAT WILLY’S ANTIQUES, 590 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950: WILLIAM LEWIS GUSTIN, 1165 Carr Ave., Aromas, CA 95004. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on October 5, 2015. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/05/15. Signed: William L Gustin. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 10/09, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30/15
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Back to Basics Part XXV - Form 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations
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Tattoos: More Permanent Than Ever! Planning for Each Generation
Travis H. Long, CPA
Travis on Taxes Prior to the Tax Reform Act of 1986, both the nation and Congress were gripped with the ideas that the rich were not paying any taxes and that the tax code was overly complex. Sound familiar? The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was heralded as the biggest change to the income tax system since World War II. It did have sweeping changes and drastic effects. In the nearly 30 years since its enactment, all kinds of new exceptions and complexities have entered the code. That said, there are still a lot of landmark changes that affect our tax system today. One of these is in the area of passive losses. Prior to 1986, wealthy individuals could invest in tax shelters which combined borrowed money and depreciation expense, while taking advantage of tax subsidies and tax preferences on certain types of investments to push out massive losses well in advance of their current, real economic investment and loss. Some of the tax subsidies and preferences were true reductions in tax, and the tax deferral parts of these plans essentially created interest-free loans from the government. The losses would then be used to offset income generating activities from wages, profitable business activities, and portfolio activities, virtually eliminating income tax for a lot of wealthy people. Tax shelters were popping up faster than Starbucks coffee houses, and draining capital which could have otherwise been invested in productive activities in America. There was also a lot of legal and accounting brain power being siphoned off to tax shelter creation. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 (among many other things) setup three buckets for income, 1) earned income - such as from working for someone else or running a business yourself, 2) portfolio income - such as interest, dividends and capital gains from the sale of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc., and 3) passive income - such as investments in rental real estate properties and ownership interests of businesses in which you do not really work. The basic tenet is that the three buckets are generally kept separate, and in order to deduct losses in one bucket, you have to have offsetting income in that same bucket, otherwise the losses get suspended to be used at a future time. Prior to 1986, there was just one bucket - income. After this three bucket concept was introduced, most of these tax shelters became useless. For some that managed to survive in other ways, another arm of the Tax Reform of Act of 1986 had to be reckoned with - Alternative Minimum Tax (I discussed AMT in a prior article which is posted on my website at www.tlongcpa.com/blog). The passive activity rules are laid out in Section 469 of the Internal Revenue Code. There are a lot of rules in Section 469, but the short of it is that you usually need to work at least 500 hours a year in a business you own to be considered a material participant and keep the income or losses in the earned income bucket. So, if you own part of a business, but do not materially participate, any losses will be stuck in the passive activity bucket and get suspended until you have some passive activity income to offset, or until you liquidate your interest in the business. For rental real estate activities, you generally have to spend 750 hours a year and have no other activity in which you spend more than 750 hours to throw the income or losses in the earned income bucket. People meeting this rule are considered “real estate professionals.” Rental real estate losses are a huge issue for California rental property owners, since massive losses accrue in the early years due to high mortgage interest and depreciation stemming from high purchase prices. Real estate professionals are allowed to deduct all their losses from rental properties against their other earned income. All other people are limited to using 0-$25,000 of losses per year against earned income
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Estate planning invariably involves dealing with assets. Some assets are common and relatively easy to handle: a residence; checking and savings accounts; and stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Other assets create their own unique complexities. CEB, a publication of practice manuals for attorneys, has a volume entitled, Estate Planning for Special Assets. The volume covers family businesses; vineyards, farms, and ranches; family vacation homes; out-of-state real property; pets; art and other collectibles; copyrights, patents, and trademarks; restricted securities; compensatory stock options; and even the disposition of a law practice. When helping my clients fund their assets to their trusts, in addition to titling specific assets to their trusts, I have them sign an “Assignment of Personal Property” that is quite broad and includes the following text: “My tangible personal property includes all of my jewelry, clothing, household furniture, furnishings and fixtures, chinaware, silver, photographs, works of art, books, boats, automobiles, sporting goods, electronic equipment, musical instruments, artifacts relating to my hobbies, and all other tangible articles of personal property that I now own or later acquire, regardless of how they are acquired or the record title in which they are held.” As comprehensive as these examples are, there is one “asset” I never considered in over a decade of practicing estate planning: tattoos. I always knew that one had to carefully consider getting tattoos since they are permanent, but a new organization has taken the permanence of tattoos to a new level. The National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art (“NAPSA”), which launched earlier this year, features a “tattoo preservation” program which allows you to preserve and then transfer your tattoos in the form of collectible art to your loved ones after your death. NAPSA’s website provides a 9-step procedure for the preservation and transfer of your
tattoos upon death as follows: “Step One: If you do not want to be defined by others, declare who you are today by registering for a NAPSA membership! Step Two: Visit your profile to complete the straightforward online forms to ensure the preservation of your registered tattoo and that your Final Wish Fulfillment Benefit is activated. Step Three: Share your plans for the preservation of your tattoos with your friends, family, and loved ones - show off your Membership Certificate! For those who you will entrust with your preserved art, download or order a Beneficiary Certificate. Step Four: Enjoy all of your NAPSA benefits and interacting with our groundbreaking community of like-minded tattoo collectors, enthusiasts, and artists. Renew your annual NAPSA membership to ensure that your benefits remain active. Step Five: Upon your passing, your Final Wish Beneficiary begins the quick and easy process to give NAPSA notice within 18 hours. Step Six: Soon after the claims process begins, your Beneficiary is electronically provided detailed information covering the recovery and preservation process. A preservation kit, containing instructions and all the necessary equipment to recover, temporarily preserve, and safely ship your tattoo to NAPSA, is mailed overnight to the recovery provider (In most cases, your funeral home). Step Seven: With the advice and support of the Association, your Beneficiary confirms that the recovery of your tattoo is undertaken in accordance with the instructions and with the equipment provided in our kit within 60 hours of your passing. Step Eight: Upon NAPSA’s receipt of your art for preservation, the Final Wish Fulfillment Benefit will be mailed to your Final Wish Beneficiary. Step Nine: In the following three to
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drive-in movie format, a community wide easter egg hunt on the golf course, and a sleepover event with activities taking place throughout the evening, with certain events pending city approval as implementation would be collaborative. “Just because its a golf course doesn’t mean its all golf all of the time, and we’ve done things for other communities in what we’re in, Sacramento and Napa, and the reception from the community and residents has been wonderful,” Vogel said. For Vogel and his company, implementing any changes at the Golf Links is more of a question of “when” rather than “if” and said he sees additional programming forthcoming starting next year, provided the appropriate action happen on the city’s end as well, including permitting. CourseCo undertakes events like these at its other properties according to Vogel. As GM of the Golf Links, Vogel also sees operational changes on the horizon for the golf course, particularly where the environment is concerned, in terms of water use and efforts to make the course more aesthetically desirable while being good stewards of the environment. According to Vogel, the golf business is in a period of stagnation, which he attributes to an “overzealousness” among real estate developers who were trying to capitalize on golf’s growth in the 1990s. “Everybody saw an opportunity to build a beautiful residential community surrounding a golf course and made a lot of promises,” Vogel said. “Because of the amount of excess supply and changes in the economy there were just too many options so it hurt the real estate values because these developers went into these places with the idea that in many cases their golf course would sell their homes instead of their homes [and residents] selling their golf course.” The result of this trend, according to Vogel, has been multifaceted and involves many golf courses charging pennies on the dollar compared to what they need to charge to stay afloat financially, which leads eventually closures for many golf courses across the country. According to Bloomberg Businessweek in an article published in June of last year, the number of U.S. golfers has dropped 24 percent in the last dozen years, with 1.1 players leaving the game in 2013 alone, in part because of costs associated with play. In fact, the average round of 18 holes at a given golf course in the United States is around $45 and that’s before costs of purchasing a set of clubs for regular play is factored in. Luckily for Pacific Grove and the Monterey Peninsula, this decline should not be too much of a problem because of the nature of the area as a destination for golfers, according to Vogel. However, that does not mean that Peninsula courses are better off in terms of another issue plaguing golf course across the West: water use. Golf and golf courses have attracted significant media attention in the past decade for the amount of water used by each course, which has only increased with the realities of a drought that seems without end in California and Oregon. On average, a golf course uses between 100,000 and one million gallons of water per week during summer months, according to the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a Chicago non-profit dedicated to sustainable use of water. This figure can vary widely depending on the location of the course, local climate, amount and type of turf grass used and irrigation practices used, among other factors. According to Vogel, the Golf Links is in a slightly better position water-wise than others in the state because of the wetter, cooler climate in Pacific Grove that drives down water use. While the course still costs around $1 million per year to water Vogel sees room for improvement in water efficiency, in part by instituting reductions in use in certain parts of the course. “Our usage is way down [compared
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to other locations] and we’d like to spend less and have a better quality product and we think that’s possible,” Vogel said. “Through better water management, and by that I mean there are certain places where we’ve got irrigation set up, we might not need irrigation set up. In the outskirts, on the back side…we still think there are areas [on the front nine] we can turn it off on by turning off certain areas that aren’t part of the playable golf course, we can really be good stewards in terms of usage.” Vogel said company experts can be brought in to evaluate such strategies in the future, but certain reductions have already taken place, with a number of irrigation heads removed from the fairway since CourseCo took over. Several acres of turf grass were also taken out of play on the front nine and even back more on the back nine, not solely because of water according to Vogel, but just because there is no reason to perfect turf grass 100 yards off the fairway, “its nowhere near where someone’s supposed to hit their golf ball and people just don’t care.” “These changes are ongoing, like there are more areas where we are trying to apply that same principle and it’s not to make the golf course less desirable in any way. It’s to make the golf course more desirable,” Vogel said. Vogel originally hails from Buffalo, New York, where he grew up playing sports, particularly ice hockey, baseball, soccer and, naturally, golf. His interest in the sport developed after seeing his father play the game and Vogel soon joined him on the course around the age of 10. He continued playing golf through high school and found a part time job at the local country club under the tutelage of the club professional, Denny Lyons, who mentored Vogel and inspired him to pursue a life in golf professionally even if it meant something other than playing the PGA tour, every young golfer’s dream. “If playing PGA was a thing of desire, I’d be Tiger Woods,” Vogel says of his early days in the game. “But I wasn’t good enough to play PGA. During that time I was working at a country club in my home town, the pro at the club had a profound effect on me as a human being and a leader, and I learned pretty fast that I wanted to be him.” While he was taking classes at the local community college, Lyons introduced then 19-year-old Vogel to one of the few golf management degree programs in the country, a four year baccalaureate program at Ferris State University in Michigan. Immediately, Vogel was interested. The only other programs available at the time were in at the University of New Mexico and Mississippi State, so with Michigan being the closest to home at only a brief 410 miles away, Vogel enrolled in the fall of 1989, moved to Michigan, and completed the degree in three years. Following his graduation in 1991, Vogel found his first job in Charlotte, North Carolina as an assistant club professional at a country club in the same year. During his time he honed his skills and bumped into Monica in 1994, an athlete also fresh out of college whose parents were members of the club where Vogel worked. “Her father arranged for a golf lesson with me and that’s kind of where it all started,” Vogel said. ”Golf pro meets daughter of club member and the rest is history, really, its kind of the fairy tale situation a little bit, perhaps for me maybe not for her,” Vogel jokes with a laugh. After their marriage, the Vogels relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1995 where Kurt took a job as an assistant pro, and where he would remain for five years before returning to the Carolinas in 2000 and then back out West in 2003 where he helped establish and develop a high-end private golf club in Reno, Nevada — the Somersett Golf Club, which has won numerous honors around the country for its quality of play and amenities. Vogel was there until 2007 when he technically lost
his job due to the slow sale of homes and speculations of country club members in the housing market that contributed to the housing crisis of that year. Following his departure from Somersett, the Vogels moved back to the Carolinas with Kurt working from 2008 to 2014 in various locations as a general manager of golf clubs and golf instructor, along with a brief stint in Woodland near Sacramento at a country club before finally finding his way to Pacific Grove. “Here we are and I don’t think you are going to get us out of here,” Vogel said. “All they [CourseCo] had to do was mention PG and Monterey and immediately I was interested…it’s such a beautiful environment.” Vogel’s daughter, Courtney, has been leading the Breaker girls’ golf team at Pacific Grove High School as well. Golf must be in the Vogel genes. “She showed up on the doorstep of Pacific Grove High School in her senior year and now the team is better than they were before she got there. She’s excited, the team’s excited, and it makes us as a family feel part of the community in a way, that she’s a part of the story as well. She’s an accomplished golfer. She’s going to play college golf. Her experiences in her high schools before that and now here in Pacific Grove has been welcoming to a family who’s made changes in their lives. It’s not easy to step into an environment where you don’t know anybody and be welcomed like we have been.” Every now and then, he finds some time to play a round of golf and managed to play a particularly memorable game recently with Cody Plott, president of the Pebble Beach Company. While he’s played countless games on various courses across the nation, Vogel’s favorite is in Bandem Dunes, Oregon, a golf-only resort with a course situated right on the water. Vogel says golf still excites him in the same way it has since he was a teenager. “[I enjoyed] all the same things I like about it now…because one, it’s such a social game and a challenging game from an independent standpoint, its something you can do by yourself, you can do it with a couple…it’s forever a challenge,” Vogel said. “It changes, the ebbs and flows of the game echo the ebbs and flows of life in so many different ways…it still excites me to know that on a given day I’ll be able to go out and play a round of golf.” Though just three months into the job, Vogel maintains an optimistic outlook on the future of the golf links. “If we could just get better at delivering a better product at the golf links, from course conditions to anything tied to our business and our name, we are gonna make the city happy, we’re going to make the residents happy and we’re going to make the golfers happy and of course they are already pretty happy,” Vogel said. “But it’s a winning proposition all the way around. I’m bringing a lot of energy. Not all of it’s going to show in a short period of time, but I think that the marriage is a good one and I’m really looking forward to the future.”
PLONG From Page 15 depending on their modified adjusted gross income and whether or not they “actively participate.” Active participation is a pretty easy standard to meet. If you make managerial decisions, you are an active participant, and are eligible for the special $25,000 loss deduction. (The act of simply choosing a property manager to handle everything for you is a managerial decision, for instance.) If your modified adjusted gross income is over $125,000, however, the $25,000 active participation loss deduction starts to phase out. By the time you reach $150,000, it is gone. All of this bring us to the point of today’s article - the Form 8582 - Passive Activity Loss Limitations. The Form 8582 is simply the vehicle used to track the activities in the passive income bucket and show which ones have suspended losses from year to year. The form is three pages long. The first page is the summary, and the second two pages are the detailed worksheets supporting page one. Rental real estate activities are separated on the form from all other passive activities, since they have the special $25,000 active participation rule that must be applied. Part I summarizes the items within those two categories and further breaks them down into activities with income, activities with losses, and prior year losses that have been suspended. You then net everything within each of the two categories. The rental real estate category then runs through Part II to see if you qualify for all or a portion of the special $25,000 loss allowance against earned income. Part III deals with Commercial Revitalization Deductions, which are just a favorable twist on the $25,000 rule for people who are rehabilitating certain buildings in distressed communities. Part IV sums the total losses that are allowed for the year. The next two pages are the details for each business activity or rental property you own. This is where you would look to see how much suspended losses you may have on each property. Although you might not like the idea of having your losses limited each year, you will certainly enjoy the benefits down the road when you sell a property or business for a gain, and all those suspended passive losses come to your rescue! And it is also nice to know that if you sell one property for a large gain and the losses freed up from that particular property are not enough to offset its gain, then the suspended losses from all other properties are drawn from on a pro-rata basis until exhausted to help offset the gain as well. If you have questions about other schedules or forms in your tax returns, prior articles in our Back to Basics series on personal tax returns are republished on my website at www.tlongcpa.com/blog . Travis H. Long, CPA, Inc. is located at 706-B Forest Avenue, PG, 93950 and focuses on trust, estate, individual, and business taxation. He can be reached at 831-333-1041.
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our kit within 60 hours of your passing. Step Eight: Upon NAPSA’s receipt of your art for preservation, the Final Wish Fulfillment Benefit will be mailed to your Final Wish Beneficiary. Step Nine: In the following three to six months, your designated beneficiary will receive your beautifully preserved art!” NAPSA’s website even features a “gallery” of preserved tattoos. Each piece is nicely framed and tastefully presented. There is no doubt that NAPSA addresses a niche interest that will have a unique, yet strong, following. KRASA LAW, Inc. is located at 704-D Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, California and Kyle may be reached at 831-920-0205. Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. Reading this article does not establish an attorney/client relationship. Before acting on any of the information presented in this article, you should consult a competent attorney who is licensed to practice law in your community.
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Winter is coming
Maneuvering the newly homeless mental illness maze (This four-part series is based on Pacific Grove City Councilmember Rudy Fischer’s question With winter coming, are homeless persons eligible for Section 8 housing? It raised another question: If you were suddenly homeless, what would you do? We suggested following the Boy Scout motto “Be prepared” by letting the experienced homeless lead the newcomers—or about to be first-timers—to homelessness. That theme is continued this week.)
To understand homelessness, a Unitarian Universalist minister moved to the streets for a week to be more compassionate to homeless women and men through empathy rather than just sympathy. Sympathy means one feels for others. Empathy means one feels like or as others. The pastor didn’t freeze the way a former Seaside man I’ll call A. D. did. A November blizzard buried A.D. by his Midwest campfire. His bones were found with his empty booze bottle after the thaw next spring. A.D. was my former sister-in-law’s son. He was the second fulltime homeless person I knew. The first was my Uncle Don, a fiddlefoot bachelor from tiny Westboro, Missouri whose boots were laced with wanderlust. Uncle Don traveled Central California as an itinerant number-cruncher with crop-picking crews before Cesar Chavez unionized “wetback” (aka bracero) farm workers from Mexico. Don’s only known address was General Delivery, Fresno. Don failed to pick up my mother’s letter containing a ten-dollar bill around 1950 and was neither seen nor heard from again. A.D. and Don were loners by choice. A.D. was dyslexic; Don was a self-educated storyteller whose specialty was “Rumplestiltskin.” Were they also homeless by chance. Were they mentally ill? Are all homeless people mentally ill?
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Homeless in Paradise Kay rolled up her shirt, revealing a diamond-shaped rectangle of pinpoint-sized oozing blood drops. “There’s nothing wrong with my mind. I prefer to live in my car to being with mentals.” She meant homeless people who talk to themselves, shout at air, gesticulate wildly or slap at invisible bugs. They include homeless veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcoholics and drug addicts. Mental delusions or mind control? Is Kay mentally ill? She believes at least 50,000 Californians—mainly women and gay men—suffer as she does. Cheryl Welsh, founder/director of Mind Justice, a California-based 501-C-3 non-profit, concurs. Welsh says people like Kay are victims of non-lethal mind control. They may wear ball caps, helmets, aluminum foil or bandage wrapping and eye covers to protect their brains from being “raped” by electromagnetic rays they believe are triggered by invisible weapons, and they may be very pleasant, ranging in age from young to elderly. Welsh’s website says: Published accounts of US mind control victims: from the 1950s-1970s, victims were predominantly the powerless, the poor and prisoners; now victims include all walks of life, men, women, young and old, especially whistleblowers, activists, and foreigners. Where today’s homeless fit is easy to imagine. According to Welsh, “Victims from all over the world have
The seven stages of grief caused by moving • Shock and Denial—Reaction to moving: mild shock to numbed disbelief. • Pain and Guilt—Homesickness and questions: How could I have avoided this? • Anger and Bargaining—Shock abates. Nervousness, chaos, fear, frustration and anger arise. Try to be kind. • Depression, Loneliness and Reflection—The magnitude of living style change fills you with despair. • The Turning Point—You become calmer, more organized, and feel better... • Rebuilding and Reworking—Your mind starts working again, dreaming, planning and seeking solutions. • Acceptance and Hope—You accept your new situation and look toward the future. These words from the chalice-lighting ritual of the Unitarian Universalist Church helped the pastor when he lived for a week on the street. May they inspire you through the mental maze of grieving people you meet— both sheltered and homeless—on your own journey called Life:
. . .May our individual sparks meet and merge, bringing both light and warmth into the world.
For more information, visit the Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito Rd., Carmel at www.uucmp.org, 831-624-7404.
contacted Mind Justice with reports of being targeted with mind control technologies, although 75 percent of victims are American and Russian.” Another excerpt states: Barbara Hatch Rosenberg described non-lethal weapons in the September 1994 issue of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Many of the non-lethal weapons under consideration utilize infrasound or electromagnetic energy (including lasers, microwave, or radio-frequency radiation, or visible light pulsed at brain-wave frequency) for their effects. These weapons are said to cause temporary or permanent blinding, interference with mental processes, modification of behavior and emotional response, seizures, severe pain, dizziness, nausea and diarrhea, or disruption of internal organ functions in various other ways...
See Cheryl Welsh, “Nonlethal Weapons-A Global Issue,” 1999 http://www.mindjustice. The common notion all homeless people are mentally ill is challenged by a grandmother I’ll call Kay, who said org/un.htm. Also, see http://mindjustice.org/ with a smile over coffee in 2013: “I was terrified from the first night I slept in my car. Does that make me paranoid or schizophrenic? The people who harass me are law enforcement officers. They tap on my windows, flash lights into my car, and make me move at least three times a night.” She grimaced, then confided she is being tortured by invisible weapons aimed at implants in her body and brain as part of a secret 24/7 government mind-control project. “I’m being raped on my back now.” She shouted, “Stop torturing me, you bastards!”
answer to one of these questions sheds light on the mystery of homeless grief. Did the grieving person willingly move from one place to another (with a preplanned destination as a goal)? Or, was he/she forced to move from the spot he/she knew as home with nowhere else to go? Everyone on the homeless scene moved from somewhere else to the here-and-now. Each is on the Path of Grief, at the beginning, middle or nearing the end. Flashbacks can be sporadic and various stages of griefing intermix. Grief is the mind armor worn by the vulnerable homeless community. This chart is the map you may use if you become suddenly homeless either by choice or chance. You won’t be traveling alone, but you will feel isolated.
Many psychotherapists explain Kay’s stigmata-type bleeding as psychosomatic in nature (the body injures itself to fulfill the mind’s beliefs). Most healthcare professionals concur that one specific form of mental/emotional/ spiritual illness pervades the entire homeless community’s socioeconomic spectrum: Grief. Good grief, bad grief Moving is one of the major causes of grief, second only to the dual demons of loss through death and divorce. What determines the degree of grief (good or bad)? The
(Coming next week: Guide to dumpster diving and dining.) Contact Wanda Sue Parrott at email@example.com or at The Yodel Lady, 831-899-5887.
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Carmel Senior Company Seeks Storytellers Throughout the past 11 months, “Keepers of Our Culture” has stressed the importance of writing down our memories, of creating a written record of our life stories to entertain, instruct and inspire future generations. However, that’s not to say that our stories cannot be shared by other means—including on stage in a live theater setting. This week’s guest columnist, Harriet Lynn, shares with us an exciting new oral history project to celebrate the city of Carmel’s 100th anniversary. Perhaps a reader from Pacific Grove will be inspired to create something similar for our community! Oral History Performance, a Process that Bonds Actors and Audience What is oral history performance? I developed a methodology to facilitate a creative process of weaving people’s personal stories with their unique talents into a performance work that illuminates their memorable moments. The results of the process are both satisfying and bonding to the members of the troupe as well as to their audiences. This fall will see the debut of The Carmel Foundation Players, a new senior theatre company at The Carmel Foundation. Carmel Life Stories, an original oral history performance, is the first production by this 55-plus theatre group consisting of members of The Carmel Foundation. This unique senior theatre performance program is being developed just in time for the upcoming Carmel Centennial Celebration, a yearlong series of events starting in January 2016. Participants will also have the opportunity to perform at various venues during this 100th anniversary year. At present I am seeking eight-to-ten Carmel Foundation members (or those willing to join the Foundation in order to participate) in a twice-weekly program beginning October 29 through November 24 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Blanchard A. Dress rehearsal is on Tuesday, December 1, at 2:30 p.m., with the premiere at The Carmel Foundation on December 3 at 2:00 p.m. Realizing today’s seniors are very active, participants are requested to commit to attending at least six of the eight workshop sessions. I am flexible in my approach and will try to work out scheduling with those individuals who truly want to be involved. Deepening a Sense of Community and Connection One of the most salient features of an oral history performance, I believe, is the after-performance discussion with audience members. Telling intimate stories that can range from poignant to funny may trigger audience members’ own memories, too. Often members of the audience wish to share their stories sparked by the presentation, thus making the program more inclusive. Each performance with its individual “talk-back” differs due to the emotions and memories evoked. A sense of community and connection is deepened and a bond between the on-stage storytellers and the audience is struck. Where you come from or what your background is does not matter. There is nothing like an authentic story told by the person who lived it. It is real and visceral. We are now seeking individuals to join the Players who have Carmel-related stories. No previous acting experience is necessary. Whether you are a long time resident, have lived in Carmel in the past, or are a newcomer to the area, you are invited to participate. For those interested in learning more about The Carmel Foundation Players and the Carmel Life Stories project contact facilitator/director Harriet Lynn at email@example.com or call 443/630-5312. Registration for the
Guest Columnists Harriet Lynn
Keepers of our Culture By Patricia Hamilton and Joyce Krieg
Harriet Lynn, Producer/Artistic Director of Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium and artistic director of The Carmel Foundation Players - first production an original oral history performance “Carmel Life Stories.”
Cast of East Side West Side Life Stories - (back row - standing) Program Coordinator of Baltimore City Recreation & Parks - Senior Division - Jo Ann Cason. Performance at the Historic Sykesville Colored School House, Sykesville, MD - Conceived/Directed by Harriet Lynn
Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights - performed at the Jewish Museum of MD (formerly entitled: For All the World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights) Conceived/Directed by: Harriet Lynn
Cast members (at bow) “ Recollections: Life Through Art” - Baltimore Museum of Art. Conceived/Directed by Harriet Lynn
program is at the Carmel Foundation reception desk. Registration may be done in person or by phone at 831/624-1588. The Carmel Foundation is located at SE Eighth and Lincoln in Carmel. (P.O. Box 1050 – Carmel, CA 93921) The fee for the 8-week production workshop is $128 per person. Checks are made out to the Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium. A Rich Background in Professional Theater I am the founder/producer/artistic director of Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium (H-TAC), a museum theatre consulting company begun in 1994 and until fairly recently was located on the East Coast. But I have been coming to the Carmel – Monterey Peninsula area since 1975. I actually met a lovely Carmel resident then whom I called “Lex, the Barber.” I have yet to meet anyone local who knows of whom I am talking about. Lex was also quite the storyteller. Perhaps his stories and my own early Carmel memories stirred my subconscious to seize this opportunity of others sharing their memories during the 100th anniversary of Carmel. I was fortunate to move here this May with my husband, Dr. Ivan Kramer, a retired physicist from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He too has become active in his own pursuits and also is inspired by the Monterey County community with so many intriguing people living here. We have taken residence in the Pebble Beach area, a stone’s throw (to make a pun) from Carmel. Over the years I have offered professional museum theatre programs, living history, oral history performances, docent training, senior theatre, arts educational programs and services for such institutions as the Baltimore Museum of Art, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Science Center, Port Discover Children’s Museum, UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University, Odyssey Program at JHU, the Howard County Arts Council and numerous other institutions. Earning my B.F.A. in dance and theatre from The Boston Conservatory and a M.S. in administration from the University of Maryland University College, I have continued to pursue my path in the arts. Being involved in arts education throughout my long career and serving as the executive producer/artistic director of an award-winning non-profit children’s theatre; Pumpkin Theatre, has kept me busy in my life-long pursuit in the creative arts. Working with all ages is a pleasure, but senior theatre is very special and satisfying to me, bringing life experiences, creativity and wisdom center stage for all to enjoy. I will be sharing my successful oral history performance, Recollections: Life through Art that I originally facilitated and directed for the Baltimore Museum of Art, at the upcoming Western Museum Theatre Conference in San Jose October 23 – 27. My focus is to demonstrate how oral history performance is an excellent venue for inclusion for museums today. Storytellers – Unite! For more information about The Carmel Foundation Players, Harriet Lynn, and other programs visit her company’s website: Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium website: www.h-tac.com. To learn more about The Carmel Foundation visit: www.carmelfoundation.org. If you are inspired to create a book out of your oral history project, Park Place Publications can help you with design, editing and publication services. To learn more, visit parkplacepublications. com, and call for a free consultation with Patricia, call 831/649-6640.
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