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Kiosk • Parkinson’s Support Group MPSG meets the second Tuesday of every month except December, 3:00 at the Sally Griffin Center Pacific Grove Contact: 373-8202 http://www. montereyparkinsonssupport.com/ meetings.html •
Pacific Groove Dance Jam Chautauqua Hall 8-10 PM •
Dance at Chautauqua Hall •
ARK Lady - Page 4
Through Saturday June 16
Built for Books Celebration PG Public Library See Calendar Page 2
May 4-June 29
Patrons’ Show fundraiser Pacific Grove Art Center 568 Lighthouse in PG
Saturday May 19
Annual Awards Dinner at Asilomar Conference Grounds See Page 8-9 Chamber of Commerce 831-373-3304 •
Saturday May 19
Garden Party Fundraiser 833 Maple St $30 Fundraiser for the Library
Sunday, May 20
Heritage House Awards ceremony Chautauqua Hall, 16th and Central 2:00 p.m. The public is invited. •
Thursday, May 31 A Table Affair
May 18-24, 2018
Gray Eminence - Page 11
Dance Concert - Page 7
Your Community NEWSpaper
Judge rules for City in STR case
Vol. X, Issue 30
Library Fund-raising Well Under Way
City of Pacific Grove Attorney Dave Laredo advises on the morning,of May 11, 2018, Judge Anderson presided over a hearing on the motion for preliminary injunction filed by Petitioners Strongpg, Joy Colangelo, Kevin Delaney, William Harder, Alka Joshi, and Spencer Tall (Petitioners). They sought to enjoin the City from implementing the new restrictions on short-term rental (STR) licensing, including the Lottery, pending a trial on the merits of the petition. To obtain a preliminary injunction, a moving party must show 1) a likelihood of success
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Showcase of Table Settings Spanish Bay ballroom 2-6 PM Donations benefit POMDR
Packard Foundation gives $200,000 to Library Renewal Project
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Inside Other Random Thoughts................... 13 The Ark Lady...................................... 4 BaleyWik.......................................... 10 Breaker of the Week......................... 11 Butterfly Cartoon................................ 2 Cartoon.............................................. 2 FYI.................................................... 19 Gray Eminence................................... 8 Homeless in Paradise........................ 18 Keepers of Our Culture..................... 17 Legal Notices.................................... 15 Poetry............................................... 19 Police Log.......................................... 5 Postcard from the Kitchen................. 15 Rain Gauge........................................ 2 Reasoning with God......................... 16 Sanctuary of the Soul........................ 14 Sports............................................... 12 Spotlight........................................... 10
Separate from the suit filed by individuals anxious to block a lottery for STR licenses, petitions have been circulated which seek to put the question on the ballot. Petition backers indicate that, by the deadline, more signatures were garnered than were needed -- in fact, so many that they wouldn’t fit in the requisite safe deposit box. “We were able to submit our ballot measure petition to Monterey County Elections with nearly twice as many signatures as necessary in only half of the time allowed!” said Luke Coletti, a petition organizer. Photo courtesy
Attend a Garden Party Fundraiser Help the Pacific Grove Public Library
By Gary Baley
Put on your sun hat, flat shoes and join the Friends of the PG Library this SatAnnouncement of a $200,000 urday, May 19 from 1 to 4 pm for a donation from the David and Lucille Garden Party fundraiser. This afternoon Packard Foundation drew a round of of good fun takes place in the beautiapplause from the crowd of over 100 ful outdoor setting of “The Orchard” that gathered in Jewell Park Saturday, at 833 Maple Street in Pacific Grove. May 12 to celebrate the Pacific Grove Master Gardeners will be on hand to Library’s 110th birthday and kick-off a answer your toughest gardening ques110-day fundraising effort for the $2.5 tions and strolling chickens will found million library Renewal Project slated around the acre plus gardens and lawn. to start this summer. Attendees will find inspiration in bloom-
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The WAVE Program Swells Again in Pacific Grove This Summer By Michelle Netzloff-Luna
The WAVE Program is back and even better than before! This free summer camp is for girls and boys ages 10, 11 and 12 who live in Pacific Grove. Starting in July, this phenomenal event runs for two weeks from July 9-20, Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, and is a one of a kind opportunity. This year the WAVE Program is now providing all the sports and activities that are offered at Pacific Grove High School. This year’s list of activities includes basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, football, tennis, track and field, wrestling, lacrosse, swimming, art,
music, dance, health and nutrition, and games...plus new to the bill is golf, culinary arts and a cheerleading clinic. To top everything off, making its debut is The WAVE Leadership Program, running concurrently with the sports program. This program is reserved exclusively for 13 year-olds and is based on the teachings of sports psychologist Jim Thompson, founder of the world class Positive Coaching Alliance, or PCA. Darrel Smith, executive director of the WAVE Program, explains it this way, “PCA teaches about how to be a great player, a great citizen, a great student...all the things we stress with our kids. PCA has been so successful they’ve
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PSTR SUIT From Page 1 on the merits; and 2) irreparable harm. Judge Anderson found Petitioners failed to demonstrate a likelihood of success on the merits, and denied the motion. Judge Anderson emphasized that land use regulations, including the power to zone, involve the exercise of the sovereign’s police power. A government may not contract away its right to exercise the police power in the future. Further, property ownership rights, reserved to the in-
dividual by constitutional provision, must be subordinated to the rights of society. A case management conference is scheduled for July 31, 2018, at which time Judge Anderson will likely set the matter for trial. Based upon the pleadings filed by the parties, and oral argument, Judge Anderson ruled in favor of the City. Based on this ruling, the STR License lottery will proceed on May 22 as planned.
PLIBRARY BIRTHDAYFrom Page 1
The birthday party was organized by Friends of the Pacific Grove Library, a non-profit group focused on supporting the library with volunteerism and fundraising and the Library Advisory Board. Library Director Scott Bauer welcomed the crowd and introduced speakers including Pacific Grove Mayor Bill Kampe, architect on the project Karin Payson, Friends president Kim Bui-Burton, Library Advisory Board Chair Nancy Enterline, and several others who spoke on the importance of the library to the community. Attendees could bid on a Little Free Library replica of the original Carnegie Library, constructed by local residents Don Livermore and Bill Pagano as a “Built for Books” fundraiser for the Library Renewal Project. Guests could also make birthday cards, create a Facebook print with local artist Barbara Lee Furbush, and make a donation—all proceeds going to the renewal project. The Little Free Library replica is on display at the entrance to the Library. A silent auction is being conducted at the Library until Friday evening, July 6,
2018, where the highest bidder and lucky recipient will be announced at the Pacific Grove Public Library Closing Reception that evening. The replica was constructed with local, historic, repurposed materials including a 1930s record player stand and a bookcase from the Holman home on Lighthouse Ave. It has been weatherized and is ready to be put to use to promote reading and literacy. Nancy Enterline announced that, thanks to a request from Julie Packard, the Renewal Project just received a lead gift of $200,000 from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She noted that the Foundation was very pleased to support this important project to benefit our community for generations to come. Bui-Burton also announced that the Packard Foundation gift, joining contributions from the City of Pacific Grove, Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library, Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation, the DeWitt Foundation and generous individual donors has raised 80 percent of the $2.5 million goal of the Renewal Project.
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Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported at Canterbury Woods
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Week ending 05/17/18- 9:00 AM............ .00" Total for the season............................. 12.61" The historic average to this date is ........N/A" Wettest year.................................................. 47.15" During rain year 07-01-97 through 06-30-98 Driest year.................................................... 15.54" During rain year 07-01-12 through 06-30-13 RAINFALL SEASON BEGINS JULY 1 EACH YEAR
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Week ending morning 5/3/18............... .03" Near Lovers Point Total for the 7/1/17). ..... 11.76" Dataseason reported by(since John Munch at 18th St. Last week low12/07/16.......................... temperature................ 48.4° Week ending .19"F Last week high temperature............... 64.8° Total for the season (since 7/1/16)........ 5.42"F Last year rain (07/01/16-1/24/17)............... 22.45F ” Last week low temperature..................41.5 Last week high temperature.................63.5 F
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PWAVE From Page 1
written a book, they’ve written every exercise. In our Leadership Program, there will be leadership workshops everyday and guest speakers coming in over the course of the two weeks. So it’s not like we’re just having a coach stand up and tell them their thoughts on motivation, or whatever. It’s going to be ‘today our exercise is loyalty, why loyalty is critical to any family, any team or any workplace.’” After that the kids go out and help coaches and student aides with daily activities and the kids will be working on a community project to benefit Pacific Grove. “As of right now we already have 231 kids signed up, 121 are girls and 110 boys. We have 27 kids in the leadership program. We hope to serve 300 kids this year and I’m pretty confident we’ll meet that goal.” The WAVE Program is stronger than ever and the future is looking very bright. When asked about the financial backing that makes this camp possible, Darrel had this to say, “We originally got funding for three years, and didn’t start raising money until after the program was run last year. In the course of three months after the 2017 camp we raised $30,000. This year we have two generous revolving grants, and we’ve already raised enough that we can finance a fourth year. We have another one in the works...if we get that grant, then the program will run forever. We’re really happy about that, things have gone really well that way.” He adds, “I think this financial support is a testament to how much people really care about kids. People want to help kids and I think they understand that things aren’t like they used to be. The philosophy of the program is to keep kids together and not separate them by the kids who can afford to play travel ball and the kids who can’t, and leaving people behind that way. Just the whole philosophy of the program is really true.” On the HOME page of the WAVE Program website is a written statement that sums up beautifully the philosophy and mission of this unique camp. It reads: We are committed to developing respect for self and others, highlighting the importance of sportsmanship, following the rules, and loyalty. We believe a strong work ethic is the foundation for success in life, and our staff model that idea. We emphasize character building and goal setting right along with sports fundamentals and fitness. And we just want them to have a blast with their friends for a couple of weeks before the pressures of the school year begin! Be sure to visit the website at www. thewaveprogram.org for more information or to make a donation Registration deadline for the July camp is Friday June 1, 2018. Parent orientation is Friday July 6, 2018
See you at the WAVE!
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PLIBRARY GARDEN PARTY From Page 1
ing gardens and fruit trees, while enjoying delicious spring bites, wine and “royal wedding punch”, music and door prizes. Tickets are now discounted 50% for Friends members to $30 apiece - cash or check only - made out the Friends of PG Library. Tickets can be purchased at the Pacific Grove Public Library at 550 Central Avenue during regular open hours this week. We hope to see you Saturday! Follow the signs to 833 Maple Street and expect a one-of-a-kind adventure behind the pink Victorian cottage and Beatrix Potter-inspired garden gate. And know that 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the PG Library Renewal Project, via the Friends. Questions? Please contact Friends President Kim Bui-Burton at email@example.com or call 831-601-0934.
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Heritage House Awards to be Given May 20
The annual Heritage House Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Chautauqua Hall, corner of 16th and Central in Pacific Grove. This event is presented by the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove to recognize houses that have been remodeled or added on to, that are in keeping with the feel of our special Pacific Grove houses. Eight houses will receive awards, and there will be a special award presentation for the Pt. Pinos Lighthouse. The public is invited; there is no admission cost. For further information please contact the Heritage Society at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pet Safety Tips During Deer Fawning Season Diana L. Guerrero
Ask ARK Lady Q: Do you have any suggestions on how to deal with the local deer? They have been going after dogs and owners. Nancy, Pacific Grove, CA. Living near wildlife is amazing but when they move into the neighborhood is can be risky. I lived in the woods with wildlife for ages without issues. In an urban setting, it becomes a complicated matter. One of the biggest complications comes from the human behavior of illegally feeding wildlife. Yes, it is illegal to feed local wildlife. Food left out for deer, squirrel and other creatures not only contributes to overpopulation but to disease, illnesses and aggressive behavior. Problems that do not normally exist become downright dangerous when wildlife loses normal responses and reactions to humans. Feeding an animal is often a death sentence as nuisance animals may eventually face euthanasia. Green corridors work to allow animals to move between their normal habitats and favorite neighborhoods. However, when they find resources in gardens, golf courses, public parks and other areas, they often settle in. The result is that some members of the local Black Tailed Deer population are habituated to humans and most have very short flight distances, if they have one at all. Instead of moving away from humans, many stand their ground. Fawning season began about a month ago so does (female deer) are protective of their offspring. This means they may go after anything they feel is a threat to the safety of their fawns--including humans and their pets. A protective doe will usually stop and stare. The gaze usually is focused on dogs since wild canines and large felines are natural predators. If pet owners get too close the deer may begin to follow after you. It is also easy to stumble upon a deer unknowingly despite best efforts. In either case, back away and vacate the area as quickly as possible. Another strategy is to avoid green belt areas of risk. In Pacific Grove deer incident locations include the bush and tree lined divider on Lighthouse (13th to 2nd), between Ocean View and Central at 11th and 13th, areas of Beach Tract near the golf course and adjacent to 17 Mile Drive and Del Monte, areas near Esplanade Park, the cemetery and natural areas off Asilomar Avenue. Mother’s Day weekend there were encounters at Rip Van Winkle Open Space. George Washington Park may also be an area to use caution as someone has been leaving food out for deer adjacent to the space.
To decrease your risk or injury from deer: • Don’t feed wildlife and discourage others from doing so. • Leave deer alone and keep a good distance away. Two blocks lengths or more. • Avoid known deer hangout areas. • Scan your surroundings constantly for unexpected deer so you can re-route. • Refrain from walking during highest activity times for deer (dawn and dusk). • Stay out of green belts areas where food, water and hiding areas exist. • Temporarily change regular dog walking routes to wider, open streets with less foliage. • Keep your pet on a six-foot leash for safety and to avoid startling deer. • Carry a noise deterrent such as an air horn or shake can (soda can with coins). These help distract, startle or dissuade deer. • Identify escape areas such as enclosed porches. • Use physical barriers or shields. • Consider carrying visual barriers such as a popup umbrella. • Carry a mobile phone to call for help or a ride. • Consider creating less deer friendly gardens and landscapes. • Finally, if you find a fawn don’t mistakenly believe that it is abandoned. Deer will leave fawns for short periods of time and then return. Ultimately if assistance is needed call the SPCA Wildlife numbers at (831) 264-5427 or after hours (831) 646-5534. • Questions? Email Ask@TheArkLady.com | Visit ARKlady.com | Call (831) 291-3355 About ARKlady Diana L Guerrero (aka ARKlady) lives on the Central Coast of California by the sea. An author, animal whisperer and wildlife interpreter, her first word was “fish.” Known locally as “DGinPG,” she is a friend of the furred, feathered and finned. With a goal of enriching the lives of animals (both wild and tame) and empowering the humans that love them, she shares a lifetime of professional experience and specialty training with animal lovers--who are not only passionate about animals but that want to make a difference in their lives and in the world in which they live. Is that is you? Then consider this an invitation to join us at http://bit.ly/AskArkLadyFB for a new type of animal adventure--those designed to change animal lives and to change yours in the process.
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Economic Development Commission Wants To Hear From Local Businesses
The City of Pacific Grove’s Economic Development Commission, which is a volunteer group comprising of local business owners, residents and city and chamber officials, will be conducting an annual “Business Walk” on Thursday, May 17th 10am-12noon. These volunteers will be visiting businesses in Pacific Grove’s five business districts – Forest Hill, Sunset Ave, Downtown, Central Avenue and the American Tin Cannery, to learn more about our local businesses and how we can help them strengthen and promote their business. The volunteers will spend 5-10 minutes asking several questions including, (1) “How’s Business?” (2) “What do you like about doing business here?” and (3) “What can we do to help you succeed?” Business owners and managers are encouraged to be at their business the
morning of May 17th when the Business Walk teams are out. By taking the time to answer just a few questions about your business climate, you will be providing valuable information that business stakeholders in Pacific Grove can use in developing programs and services. Business walks have proven highly effective in strengthening local economies by retaining businesses in a community and creating an environment where they can grow. Companies with specific needs will be followed up and provided one-on-one assistance. After the Business Walk, a summary of the results will be posted to the City of Pacific Grove’s website. If you are not available at this time, please complete the short online survey at: https://goo.gl/forms/L1RXTZVw7hzXSWJ12
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5/5 – Most of the log for this day has not been published. Maple St. - Family issue involving a juvenile. 5/6 Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy. Smoking Marijuana in Public\ Esplanade Park. - Subjects contacted in Esplanade Park. Marijuana was located and then confiscated, for destruction. Put your clown noses back on and get on with it Prescott Ln. - Two vehicles were involved in a collision while operating on a public highway. There were no injuries to report. The vehicles were driven away from the scene of the collision. 5\7 Oops 19th St. - There was a fall on public property. The Chicken Sh&t of the Week award goes to... 16th ST. - A license plate was stolen from a motorcycle. Sounds like Just another marriage Jewell Ave. - The reporting party reported that their fraud complaint is ongoing. A broad scope of criminal behavior to be enjoyed by these criminal masterminds, in jail Forest Ave. - Suspect- Jorge Aragon - 07/26/85 - Conducted a vehicle stop for various vehicle infractions. Contacted multiple subjects. A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia. Methamphetamine, burglary tools and stolen property. The driver was released. The passenger was transported and booked in to Monterey County Jail. 5/8 Three is a crowd False Alarm \ Piedmont Ave. - Dispatched to a burglary alarm. Arrived at the scene and located three open doors on the first floor of the business. The first floor was cleared and contact was made with the responsible party. It was proven to be a faulty locking mechanism on all the exterior doors. They’ll find it when inevitably when our Chicken Sh&t of the week award runner up gets pulled over Central Ave. - There has been a report of a stolen license plate. This is the third week in a row for open carport theft. This guy has achieved Chicken Sh&t of the week gold status. Buena Vista Ave. - Unknown suspects took various items from the victim’s open carport. The suspects are unknown and at large. Still no fun on Funston Funston Ave. - A hit and run collision occurred. There is no suspect information at this time. 5/9 Ongoing marriage Gibson Ave. - There was a family disturbance. This is an ongoing issue. Public Service Patterson Ln. - A citizen came into PGPD lobby to arrange for his unused and unwanted ammunition to be disposed of properly. This has been completed. Epic, dare I say biblical proportions? Warning Dog at Large\ Cypress Ave. - The reporting party called into the station to advise that her neighbor let her unleashed dog out this morning and it chased a deer in the area. The reporting party asked that officer contact dog owner and inform them of the violation. Officer contacted the owner and informed them of the municipal code violation 10.04.020 Dog At large as well as the fish and wildlife code 3961 Dog Chasing Deer. Information only. Nothing further. NOTHING HAPPENING IN THE BEDROOM! Alarm\ Ocean View Blvd. Master Bedroom activation. Residence was secure. There is no further information. ON THE ROCKS Ocean View Blvd. - Subject fell off the rocks near Lovers Point. 5/10 TWO IN A ROW Forest Ave. - Suspect - Austin Mello -1/10/93- Traffic stop conducted and driver found to be driving without a CDL. Pine Ave. - Traffic stop conducted and driver found to be driving on a suspended license. The past will catch up to this thief sooner or later CEDAR ST. - I was dispatched to a past tense theft. Probably had stuff of all kinds in vehicle. Tamper With Vehicle\ Lighthouse Ave. - Officer was dispatched to a past tense suspicious circumstance. Send in the barking spiders 14 ST. - Barking Dog complaint. Found out it has been defined as art Case Unfounded- I was dispatched to a report of graffiti at a local park. Jail is a perfect place to sober up Possession of Narcotics \ Lighthouse Ave. - Suspect Sean Merriam 08/21/88 - The subject was arrested for being under the influence. Then he was booked.
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This is happening more and more around here Tamper with Vehicle\ Central Ave. - The vehicle registration sticker was stolen off of vehicle. Are there any barking spiders left? Montecito Ave. - Barking dog complaint Theft Personal Probe\ Patterson Ln. Officer was dispatched to a past tense theft of personal property. Hope these two had enough fun on Funston. Funston Ave.\ Suspect Donald Yeager - 05/05/77 - Suspect was arrested for possession of illegal drugs. So was his buddy Charles Goss 01/10/73. I’ll go with “un-locked” vehicle Ocean View Blvd. - vehicle rummaged through. Nothing was taken. Send in the clowns Sunset Dr. - Officer was dispatched to a non-injury accident. Anybody out there lose a necklace? Found Property \ Lighthouse Ave. - A necklace was found on the sidewalk. It was brought in to the PD for safekeeping. ME TOO! False Pretense \ 19th St. – Victim used Craig’s List for a rental property and was scammed. 5/12 I usually pay extra for a personal probe Theft Personal Probe \ Ransford Ave. – Officer was dispatched to the station for a theft. No fun on Funston Funston Ave. – Officer was dispatched to a non-injury accident. Yet another Arlo-esque epic. Found Cat (animal control) \16th St. - A group of people came into the PGPD lobby to turn in a cat they found. Officer tried to explain that cats roam in Pacific Grove and if they really wanted to help it, they needed to take it to the ASPCA. They did not have time to take it to the ASPCA so they turned the cat over to us. No owner information known. Cat was taken to the city yard. All wrong on Arkwright Battery on a person\ Arkwright Ct. – I was dispatched to a verbal argument. All’s well that ends well 12th ST. - A person reported losing their ATM card and Military ID while running. The items were found and turned in to the PGPD. The items were returned to owner.
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Center for Spiritual Awakening 522 Central Ave. • 831-372-1942
Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Ave. • 831-375-7207
Chabad of Monterey
620 Lighthouse Ave., Entrance on 18th • 831-643-2770
Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Ave. • 831-372-0363
Community Baptist Church
Monterey & Pine Avenues • 831-375-4311
First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Ave. • 831-373-0741
First Baptist Church of Monterey
600 Hawthorne St., Monterey • Rev. Nate Rhen 831-373-3289
First Church of God
1023 David Ave. • 831-372-5005
First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove Worship: Sundays 10:00 a.m. 915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr. • 831-372-5875
Forest Hill United Methodist Church Services 9 a.m. Sundays 551 Gibson Ave. • 831-372-7956
Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive • 831-375-2138
Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove
PG Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave. • 831-333-0636
Manjushri Dharma Center
724 Forest Ave. • 831-901-3156 manjushridharmacenter.org • email@example.com
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. James Short
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
Gentrain Society Lectures The Gentrain Society of Monterey Peninsula College will sponsor these free public lectures in June, 2018. For lengthier descriptions and illustrations for these talks please see the Gentrain website. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Gentrain Society Lecture: The Way of the Samurai Monterey Peninsula College Lecture Forum 103 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Free; MPC Parking $3.00 Information: www.gentrain.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; 372-0895 Carmel has dozens of fine restaurants; a hundred art galleries, and more inns and hotels than you can count; but it has only one samurai. Taum Dell’Armo has been a Carmel resident for over 12 years. He was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York, so you might say he was familiar with dangerous weapons from an early age. Attracted to Martial Arts and Eastern philosophy in his teens, Taum has trained in five different disciplines; Karate, Judo, Aikido (Eye-Key-Doough), Tai-Chi, and most recently, Iaido (Eee-eye-dough), the art of the samurai sword. This is the second rarest of the Japanese Martial Arts and is seldom taught outside of Japan. The goal of Iaido is to combine Zen movement-meditation with the wielding of this ancient and elegant weapon. Taum’s
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Registration Under Way for 24th Annual Concours Auto Rally Registration is now open for the 24th annual Rotary Concours Auto Rally in historic downtown Pacific Grove on Friday August 24, 2018. Drivers of classic, sports and vintage cars of all marques are welcome. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pacific Grove, one of the most popular and oldest free spectator events of Monterey Auto Week will display over 200 classic, sports and vintage cars beginning at noon along Lighthouse Avenue. At 5 p.m. drivers will travel the scenic route along the Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach 17 Mile Drive shoreline. The Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally is an annual event presented by the Rotary Club of Pacific Grove on the Friday of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend of Monterey Car Week. Drivers show their classic, vintage, and sports cars along Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove in the afternoon. Following an evening rally along the spectacular Seventeen Mile Drive coastline of Pebble Beach, all are welcome to enjoy a barbecue dinner in Chautauqua Hall. The 2018 event will be held on Friday August 24. Bring your family and friends to discover the great restaurants and fine shops of historic downtown Pacific Grove. The 2018 event is now open for registration and owners of all automobile makes and models are invited to participate. Please visit the Registration & Event Schedule page to download copies of the registration form. Proceeds from the event support Rotary Club of Pacific Grove projects and local youth programs. Projects funded over the more than 20 year history of the event have included the Pacific Grove Youth Center and high school driver-training scholarships.
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Programs at the Library All programs at the Pacific Grove Library For more information call 648-5760. Tuesday, May 22 11:00 am Stories for PreSchool (ages 2-5) Wednesday, May 23 3:45 pm Wacky Wednesday (stories, crafts, science for ages 5 and up
OUTSIDE PACIFIC GROVE Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Thursday, May 24 11:00 am Baby Rhyme Time for babies birth - 24 months
Congregation Beth Israel
Chautauqua Hall Dance Club
800 Cass St., Monterey • 831-373-1523 Pastor Bart Rall 5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel • 831-624-2015
Monterey Center for Spiritual Living
Sunday Service 10:30 am 400 West Franklin St., Monterey • 831-372-7326 www.montereycsl.org
Shoreline Community Church
2500 Garden Rd. Monterey 8:30 am 10 am & 11:30 am Sundays. 831-655-0100 • www.shorelinechurch.org
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church 698 Laine St, Monterey • Father Karas (831) 375-7200 Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 490 Aguajito Rd., Carmel • 831-624-7404 Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. and 1:15 a.m.
Church in the Forest Erdman Chapel at Stevenson School 3152 Forest Lake Rd, Pebble Beach 831-624-1374
As of June 2017, the entry fee is a low-cost $5 for the first Sat. of the month for members and non-members alike! Annual membership fee is $10. Buy 2018 memberships for $10! Prices go up to $15 in January! Try us out! Chautauqua Hall, 16th St. at Central Ave Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Fee includes 55 min. dance lesson, DJ’d music for three hours and buffet of healthful snacks. Background: Chautauqua Hall Dance Club, a non-profit founded in 1926, is dedicated to making dance accessible to everyone. We offer dance classes in over 20 kinds of ballroom, nightclub and specialty dances so that everyone can share in the joy in partnered social dance. Additional info: No partner needed. Everyone welcome. Kids 13 and under free with an adult. For more information, go to: pgdance.org/index.html or Facebook at: https:// www.facebook.com/groups/PGDANCE/ Background: Chautauqua Hall Dance Club, a non-profit founded in 1926, is dedicated to making dance accessible to everyone. We offer dance classes in over 20 kinds of ballroom, nightclub and specialty dances so that everyone can share in the joy in partnered social dance. Additional info: No partner needed. Everyone welcome. Kids 13 and under free with an adult.
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Mother’s Day Dance Concert 2018
DiFranco Dance Project presented the annual Mother’s Day Dance Concert with 14 energy-charged pieces
Photos by Karen Levy
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The Loudest Five Minutes Ever
Here is what I’ve gleaned from my sources. There was a change in the higher Webster Slate ups at the Mazda Corporation, in Japan. These new guys failed to see the benefit of their trees in the forest. Granted the age old adage of win on Sunday then sell on Monday does not ring true like it once did. The Mazda MX-5, or Miata is the most SPRING commonly raced car in the world. Any given weekend all throughout the world CLASSIC more Miatas are raced than any other vehicle. This is quite an accomplishment Friends, this season; the fun has al- indeed. Laguna Seca was ground zero for this growth phenomena. I can draw no ready started, at Laguna Seca. Not to worry, there is plenty left. The other conclusion than the new people at Ferrari Challenge was fast, intense and Mazda did not understand how important beautiful. Like well-heeled pirates over the Laguna Seca is to Mazda’s future. So be it. The shrewd people at SCRAMP have bounding main of Turn 8. Extraordinary in found the perfect sponsor with the Amerthe Old Man’s reality (Enzo Ferrari), and ican manufacturing company, Weather mine. For all the participants, yours too. Tech. They knew that once free from Thank you. Mazda, it would be better not to have a I ask you, my dear readers to forgive car manufacturer be the sponsor. Perhaps me as I leave glib behind this joke. My it has been awkward and a bit of a turn-off hair is fine, marijuana is legal now; and we for let’s say for example, MercedesBenz are all reading the same newspaper. Please to sponsor an event knowing it will always turn some great music on and play it loud while you indulge reading this non-sense. be second on the marquee. Mercedes-Benz There have been great changes at at MAZDA or MAZDA presents Mercedes-Benz. Either casts a strained ring. Laguna Seca. Good changes. Weather Tech makes very fine autoReaders, we love these people and are motive accessories, here in the USA. That glad that they seem happier. Weather Tech furnishes accessories leaves The Sports Car Racing of Monterey a brighter path for the high end perhaps Peninsula, or SCRAMP, is better off now!
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even exotic marques that this magical place deserves. The Spring Classic is happening now, as you read this. You must go, and have a natural ball! There are 300 racing cars racing. Good cars. Fast cars will be everywhere. There won’t be a slow car with in a hundred miles of here. Vintage Can-Am cars will abound. The Can-Am cars, crack me up, every time. Trans Am cars, Stock Cars. Sports car under 2 litre. Formula Atlantic. The list goes on and on. Simply put, if you like sports cars; and racing sports cars or even if you like sports cars and don’t actually race sports cars: Laguna Seca is sacred ground. – The new season continues with the crackle of Old School Dragsters. Did somebody say Dragsters? This is the second running of, and the first time here of; The Nitro Revival. Front engine dragsters. More than 50. Old Hot Rods too. Even vintage racing bikes will have their own space in pit lane. The bikes are going to run Friday. If you have never ever, ever; seen a dragster, or heard a dragster, go. Nitro burning dragsters and funny cars sound like nothing else. Very American. Freedom at 160 decibels. This weekend is sure to piss off the few extra dumb neighbors that resent any sound at all coming from the track. So be it.
Saturday will feature something that the National Hot Rod Association has locked down tight with trademarks, for use only by them and no one else. So I won’t suggest that anything like a Crackle Fest is going to happen. Out here we’re going with “THE LINE OF FIRE!” Strong name, huh? The kind people of the track are going to line up all the dragsters they can, and have them all start and run their engines; at the same time. I imagine it will be the loudest five minutes or so at the track, ever! Dragstrips always have the best radio ads. 300 race cars racing, and front engine-dragsters. Bikes and hot rods await you this whole weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. You’ll be hanging on to your seat when these Nitro Burning Funny Cars zoom through the gates of hell and shake hands with the devil. We’ll give you the whole seat but you’ll only use the edge. The Spring Classic is a must see, and this year; a must hear. It is good old-fashioned racing fun. Let’s do what we can to welcome Weather Tech as our new title sponsor. Go on out and have a natural ball! Her Editorness Marge Ann will be at the information booth all day Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. We’ll make sure she’s got some more papers. We here hope to see you there.
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Kilauea is no Krakatoa
BaleyWik Fake Science News – Kilauea In a now-corrected Associated Press story last weekend titled “Hawaii volcano raises concerns of eruptions along West Coast”, the AP incorrectly compared the Hawaiian volcano Kilauea with the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa which erupted in 1882. Krakatoa’s eruption was massive—on the order of 200 megatons of energy, over 13,000 times the Hiroshima bomb. It created a 150-foot tidal wave, killed over 36,000, and reduced global temperatures by 1.3 degrees C for several years. The AP article suggested that Kilauea might erupt like Krakatoa and trigger other volcanic eruptions along the “Ring of Fire”—hundreds of volcanoes (including Krakatoa) along the periphery of the Pacific Ocean. The trouble is that Hawaii is not part of the Ring of Fire; and Kilauea, a shield volcano in the center of a tectonic plate, is an entirely different kind of volcano from Krakatoa, a stratovolcano at the boundary of two tectonic plates. Their eruption profiles are markedly different. According to the US Geological Survey, the main danger people will face from a Kilauea eruption is volcanic ash which can slicken roadways, contaminate water reservoirs and cause respiratory problems to downwind residents. A Twitter-storm from scientists and volcanologists quickly put the Associated Press to shame.
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You make a difference in our communit y Pacific Grove Pops Orchestra’s Season Finale 2:00 June 2 Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center 836 Forest Ave. Pacific Grove
The Pacific Grove Pops Orchestra brings its fifth season to a close with its Season Finale Concert to be performed on Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 in the Performing Arts Center at 836 Forest Avenue. Conducted by Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Priest with assistant conducting by PG Pops Board of Directors President Scott Seward, the June 2 program promises to delight the audience with works as diverse as “The Best of the Beatles” and Leroy Anderson’s “Irish Suite,” to selections from Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Fandango” and “Alborada.” The concert is free, but donations are welcomed by this non-profit organization. “We are delighted to present a wide variety of repertoire in this season’s closing performance” said Artistic Director Barbara Priest. “Students of all ages working alongside professionals have created a unique musical community.” About the Pacific Grove Pops: The PG Pops is a premier non-profit intergenerational community orchestra founded by award-winning music educator Barbara A. Priest to engage student musicians of all ages through advanced study and performance. The orchestra provides student musicians of all ages--from middle-school to retired community members--the rare opportunity to learn, grow, and perform together. For more information, visit the orchestra’s website: pacificpopsorchestra.com
Cedar Street Times BEST WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS
Cedar Street Times, owned and managed by Marge Ann Jameson, was founded in 2008 and remains the only newspaper n Pacific Grove today. She sees herself as a conduit for community news which other larger publications might pass by n favor of stories that are more universal in interest. This newspaper is a reflection of Ms. Jameson’s unwavering commitment to reflect the soul of the commuity it serves. This is reflected in her spirit and dedication to volunteerism. She has served on the board of directors of Feast of Lanterns, Pacific Grove’s annual community celebration, and serves on the Veterans Recognition planning committee for the city’s annyal ceremony, She has also served with the Sports Car Racing Association (SCRAMP) for 24 years. Ms. Jameson offers much space in her newspaper at low and no cost to non-profits.
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Why Do People Sell Their Homes? Patrick Ryan
Local Real Estate Update While on a listing appointment the other day, I got to thinking what are the reasons that people sell their homes? Does it differ nationwide, depending on the geography of the country? How much impact does the national, state, and local economic conditions affect the reasons for selling? And are the reasons different in an area like the Monterey Peninsula, as opposed to Stockton or Miami? A quick check on the internet leads one to many different articles about the reasons people decide to sell their homes. I found essays about the top 20 reasons, the top 4, the top 7, the top 13 and even the top 16 reasons people sell their homes. I even found an article written by an Australian real estate agent about why people sell their homes. When comparing all of the articles there are many similar reasons listed for selling. The most common are financial and personal relationship related. Personal relationship would be divorce or death in the family which necessitates needing to sell one’s home. Financial reasons stem from loss of a job, being unable to afford a large mortgage, or for positive financial reasons such as a dramatic increase of a home’s equity or a job promotion. The other reasons listed are home is too big, home is too small, moving to be near family, home needs too much repair work, made a mistake in buying the home in the first place, job transfer or retirement. When I reflect on the reasons why home owners in Pacific Grove decide to sell, I do see some commonality with some of the reasons listed above. However, we do have our own unique reasons that aren’t common in places like Stockton or Miami. I have personally helped people list and sell their homes due to divorce, downsizing, health reasons, financial reasons, and due to a job transfer. Another common reason is selling and moving to be closer to children/grandchildren that no longer live in the area. I find this one is quite common. A very unique Pacific Grove, and Pebble Beach, reason is moving to finally get away from the fog. What wasn’t cold at 35 years of age, becomes cold at 65 years of age. I know in the past when my wife and I have sold homes it was to move into a better neighborhood closer to friends and also for family health reasons. I bet if you took a look at the times you have sold a home in the past you will find some of the reasons listed above. I have a funny feeling that if one would take a look at why people buy homes, we would see some similar reasons. Maybe that deserves some examination. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and if you need any listing or home valuation advice, please feel free to contact me. Cheers Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org Broker Associate 831-238-8116
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life-long dream of studying this ancient discipline was fulfilled when he moved to the Monterey Peninsula and found a sensei (teacher) who taught Iai-jutse, known as the combative art of the sword. In the past few years Taum has moved on to a deeper, focused study called Zen Ken Ichi (the oneness of Zen with the sword). Come learn a little of the history of Samurai, the uniqueness of their swords and why tradition considers this elegant weapon an extension of the “soul of the samurai.” Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Gentrain Society Lecture: The Heart of Animal Rescue Since 1905 Monterey Peninsula College Lecture Forum 103 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Free; MPC Parking $3.00 Information: www.gentrain.org ; email@example.com ; 372-0895 Rosanna Leighton, Assistant Director of Operations, will talk about your local donor-supported humane society, the SPCA for Monterey County. While the SPCA is known for their work sheltering dogs, cats, horses and other critters, they also play a critical role in local disaster response and in helping our local wildlife. The SPCA Wildlife Center is the only full service wildlife rehabilitation center serving Monterey County. They operate under permits from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Each year the SPCA Wildlife Center admits over 3,000 animals for treatment and care. The species of animals ranges from large animals such as bobcats, deer, opossums, hawks, owls, and pelicans to small animals including squirrels, hummingbirds and songbirds. Come learn about the work the Wildlife Center staff does from saving entangled seabirds to nursing orphaned baby mammals back to health for release into the wild. Rosanna Leighton has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from UC Santa Barbara and has been with the SPCA for eight years.
CHP Seeks Dispatchers
The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Monterey Area, is seeking qualified men and women to become CHP Public Safety Dispatchers (PSD). Bilingual candidates (Spanish-speaking) are especially encouraged to apply. To assist prospective candidates and provide information about this interesting and rewarding career, the CHP Monterey Dispatch Center is conducting a Hiring and Pre-Examination Seminar. A recruiting seminar will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the CHP office on 960 E. Blanco Road, Salinas, CA 93901, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The PSD examination will be held the week of July 9, 2018, (the final filing date for applications to take that exam is May 31, 2018). Anyone with questions about the seminar, the examination, or seeking general information may contact a Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor II Nicole Stewart @ (831)796-2193. Interested parties are also encouraged to go on-line to CHPCAREERS.COM – and click the Become a Public Safety Dispatcher link
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Scott Dick Monterey County Assoc. of Realtors Market Matters
This is the best day to list your home for sale
For home sellers, even in a market with next to nothing for sale, timing is everything. Listing your home on a certain day — and even a certain time of day — may make it sell faster and for more money. • Thursday is the most popular day for agents to debut new listings, and homes listed on that day apparently sell fastest, according to Redfin, a real estate brokerage. • Redfin analysts based their findings on a sample of 100,000 homes that sold in 2017. It used Sunday, the worst day to list, as a baseline and then calculated the relative advantages for every other day. • Homes listed on Thursday sold an average of five days faster than homes listed on Sunday. • Redfin also found homes listed Thursday were more likely to sell within 90 to 180 days. The theory is that most people tour listings over the weekend, and they begin planning their weekends on Thursday. Redfin found that a home gets five times more views on the first day it is listed than on subsequent days. This is likely because most online real estate sites offer alerts of new listings to potential buyers. While listing the home later in the weekend can create more urgency, listing it slightly early, on Wednesday, could actually get your more money. Homes listed on Wednesday had a $2,023 advantage in sale price over homes listed on Sunday, according to Redfin, although analysts there could find no clear reason as to why.
Breaker of the Week By Mei Bailey
This week’s column features Lily Montori. Lily is a senior at PGHS and recently submitted her AP Studio Art portfolio, a yearlong project lasting from summer to May. The curriculum consists of two twelve-piece sections: a breadth section to demonstrate technique and a concentration section, which has a theme or tells a story. Lily’s concentration this year focused on the theme “A child experiencing a version of Earth abandoned by humanity.” Many of the pieces are inspired by natural scenery and places she has visited
in California. Lily submitted her five best pieces to the CollegeBoard, who will then determine her AP score. Lily has had an interest in art for her entire life, which began when she started to draw animals as a child. This hobby then developed into high school, where Lily is now a member of the Art Club and previously took part in the Monterey Youth Arts Collective. Lily also showcased her AP Art Portfolio at the recent PGHS Collaboration of the Arts. Although Lily will not be majoring in art in college, she will continue to pursue it as a hobby throughout her life.
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PG says farewell to four seniors and the regular season By Brian “Woodie” Wood Pacific Grove hosted Soledad on Thursday (May 10). After getting crushed by the Aztecs on Tuesday (May 8) 20-1, the Breakers had something to prove in the rematch. And what a game it was! The fans saw a pitcher’s duel from both teams with Soledad squeaking out a 3-2 win. In addition it was Senior Day and four graduating PGHS seniors and their families were honored before the game. Anthony Alliotti, Colby Burnell, Connor Marshall, and River Watts all played their last regular season game today. Aztecs starting pitcher Andru Holguin threw a 4-hit complete game striking out eight. None of his two runs allowed were earned. Kevahn Ebron and Dylan Graham combined a 3-hitter as well with only one of three runs earned and striking out ten. Soledad scored a run in the first off a single, two stolen bases and a ground out. PG took the lead in the fourth when Ebron led off with a single and alertly took second when the ball was bobbled in the outfield. He took third on a wild pitch and scored when Daniel Rosas reached first via an error. Nathan Wood followed with a long double to left field. Rosas was plated on a ground out by River Watts, PG taking a 2-1 lead. Soledad took the lead right back in the fifth off of two PG errors, a walk, and hit batsman. With one out, the bases loaded and one run in (game tied 2-2), the Aztec batter hit a sharp grounder to Wood at third base who threw home to Rosas who relayed to Watts at first in an apparent inning ending double play. However, the base umpire ruled the batter safe at first. Meanwhile pitcher Holguin who had been a second base took off as the ball was hit and never stopped running, crossing home plate with Soledad’s third run. Earlier, Holguin’s bunt allowed scored the tying run. Another rally was staged by the Aztecs in the sixth inning. With runners on first and second, Rosas threw a strike to Wood at third who tagged out the runner trying to steal. With two outs and runners again on first and second, the Soledad batter hit a hard grounder up the middle for an apparent RBI single. However, Breakers second baseman Sean Powell ranged far to his right, dove and snagged the ball. He recovered and flipped to Jackson Destefano to force the runner for the final out and save a run. Soledad’s lead remained at one (3-2). In the bottom of the seventh, pitcher Graham reached on an error and was moved to second on a ground out on the Soledad defensive play of the game. Anthony Alliotti hit a hard ground ball to Joseph Calderon at third. The hit caused Calderon to fall back as he caught the ball. However, he made the toss from the seat of his pants and nipped Alliotti at first for the second out. Still, PG had the tying run at second base (Graham) with two outs. Holguin dropped the hammer and got the final PG batter to ground out and secure a victory for the Aztecs. Rosas and Graham also had a singles for PG. Soledad moves to the play offs as the MTAL champion. PG (12-15, 11-7 in the MTAL) will find out its fate at Saturday’s MTAL coaches meeting.
Kevahn Ebron at bat during the Soledad game which Pacific Grove hosted on May 10. Pacific Grove paid Soledad back for a May 8 loss by winning a squeaker 3-2.
PG Junior Varsity ends season with 12-9 victory over Soledad Pacific Grove JV took down Soledad 6-2 in its final game of the season to end up with a 13-9 record overall and 9-3 in league.
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Starting pitcher JJ Courtney went six innings allowed four hits and two runs (only one earned) while striking out nine. Zach Malone came on in the seventh to “seal the deal” and end the game with a W for PG as he struck out three. The Junior Breakers scored two in the first. Courtney singled, DH Charlie McMahon was hit by a pitch and Chianti Carter continued his hot hitting with a two-run double and a 2-1 lead. PG added another in the third. McMahon singled and was plated by Carter’s second double of the game. The Aztecs answered with a run in the fourth off of a single and PG error. Pacific Grove tallied two more runs in the fifth with a two-out rally. Desi Green (hit by pitch) and Clint Cargile (walk) were brought home by a double by Courtney and a 5-1 PG lead. Soledad inched back with a single, stolen base, and a second single in the top of the sixth resulting in a run. PG increased the lead to four (6-2) after Jordan Booker singled home Carter (walk). With a runner on third and two outs, Malone struck out the Soledad batter. However, he reached first base safely on a wild pitch. The runner on third attempted to score and was thrown out by shortstop Courtney to catcher Carter for the final out of the game. Other highlights for PG: McMahon on base four times (single, hit by pitch, two walks) and two runs scored, Carter also four times safely on base (two doubles, two walks) and five runs batted in. Cargile on base three times (walks). Aidan Borman also had a single for the Breakers. The JV’s team successful season portends good things to come for the varsity team in 2019.
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Thoughts on Mothers’ Day 2018 Jane Roland Animal Tales Other Random Thoughts It is Mothers’ Day 2018. At my age I have no idea if this is the last. However, I am grateful that I have lived this long in reasonably good health. No, exceptionally good health. There are a few issues which in the day of modern medicine and an outstanding doctor, Richard King, have been curtailed. I haven’t had a sick day for over two years. Walking is a bit of an issue, but I can’t complain about that. I have lived to see my children grow up, produce offspring, and pass into middle age. I love them all so much and am proud of everything they do. I can’t say I was a perfect mother, certainly not June Cleaver nor Carol Brady, but after some missteps I raised some wonderful people. Despite or because of me they are fine, loving, beautiful individuals. This is the year of the woman, the ME-TOO era. I suspect as is the case with any trend it has gone too far. Innocent people have been swept into the wave. I equate it to the witch hunts of yore. I know there is no similarity as the folk who were accused in early days (such as my ancestor, Elizabeth Morse) had no guilt other than to displease others, often family members. Indeed, there are those who have been able to evade attention for years. It is sad that we are deprived of seeing some fine performances (Kevin Spacey comes to mind at once), but they should not be rewarded for heinous behavior. I have learned in my many years that women are critical in my life. I have a few close male friends (including of course my husband and my son) always have. My best friends have often been men, but when push comes to shove it is the female nation to whom I turn. I am a strong person with definite ideas, there are those who don’t like that, and I have suffered the consequences. In my early career in advertising, women in my position were paid and treated the same as their male counterparts, but I know that was unusual and could have been the companies for which I worked. However, I cringe at the idea of women taking over the male roles in the theater. Obviously, we have seen this down through the centuries and it has worked. But a woman as “Curly” in “Oklahoma?” I first fell in love with Alfred Drake, later Hugh Jackman and, locally, John Newkirk…I am sure “Che” in “Evita” will be portrayed as female. I would rather swoon over Mandy Patinkin and John Newkirk. Ladies will be the only actors in “Jesus Christ Super Star?” Can we stop somewhere? I remember the book by Philip Wylie, “The Disappearance,” written in 1951 “On a lazy, quiet afternoon, in the blink of an eye, our world shatters into two parallel universes as men vanish from women and women from men. After families and loved ones separate from one another, life continues in very different ways for men and women, boys and girls” How the different worlds function when controlled by the opposite sexes is fascinating. In one there is peace in the other, war, you guess which one. My friend, Bill Ziegenbein, died in April. He was in my Rotary club when I joined, a member since inception in 1948. We became close friends. Ziggy as he was called was a beloved Pacific Grove dentist. He was kind, gentle and humorous. He worked on every project that came along until Parkinson’s stole his life. He resigned reluctantly some years ago. When I was invited to become a member of the club over
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22 years ago (by Wally Getz) I didn’t think it was for me. John had been a member of Monterey Sunrise for years and had perfect attendance for over 25. However, I went through the interview process (in those days new members were seriously vetted), I was hooked. Until a few years ago I participated in every activity, but age has slowed me down. I am still Club Administrator and in charge of the speaker committee but that’s about it. Rotary is a fantastic service organization and I have really enjoyed membership. Our new store PacRep’s Neverland Benefit Shop is doing quite well. The only minus is the location. It is tucked away and gets no walk by traffic. We are being found, receive excellent donations and the customer list is growing. The volunteers are outstanding. You know that most of us previously worked in an animal benefit shop. We find our love of dogs is assuaged with scores of four legged visitors and volunteers for whom we have treats and water. We ask only that they be well behaved and leashed. Since most of us are a little older we talk about our animals rather than our children, some love cats, other dogs and several birds…all of us adore all. Pacific Repertory Theatre produces plays that often surpass in excellence the performance many of us have seen in major cities. I won’t name any plays as I don’t want to exclude any. Please plan to see “Blackbird” at The Circle Théâtre May 10 through May 27 and ”The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” at the Golden Bough, June 21 through July 15. Our own shop volunteer (and PacRep’s long time office manager) Julie Hughett plays the mother. Go to the theater, come to the shop, donate your goods to the store, and volunteer for both. It is a fantastic cause. Jane Roland manages the Neverland Shop which is located at 1219 Forest Avenue, Forest Hill Shopping Center. For information call the shop at 641-7199.
15th Annual ‘A Table Affair’ Set for May 31 Free/Donation Event will showcase 50 table settings
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, a Pacific Grove non-profit organization, is the beneficiary of the 15th Annual “A Table Affair” which will take place on Thursday, May 31 between 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Main Ballroom, The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach. Peace of Mind Dog Rescue is located at 615 Forest Avenue. The mission is to rescue older dogs from shelters, to find loving homes for dogs whose owners have died or who can no longer care for them and also to enable elderly owners to keep their pets by arranging for volunteers to walk the dogs. The public is invited to attend “A Table Affair-2018” and view is 50 imaginatively created table settings. The table designers are individuals and also non-profit organizations. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a no-host bar. There are no reservations required and there is no admission charge although visitors to the event are respectfully requested to make donations to the representatives of Peace of Mind who will be in attendance at the event. Bring your friends and enjoy a colorful, light hearted afternoon in delightful surroundings while helping animals and elderly seniors in need. For further information please telephone Averil Nero at (831) 644-0833 or reach her by e-mail at: a firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sanctuary of the Soul: First Church of God
Sanctuary of the Soul Saint Angela Merici A wholehearted welcome awaits. The church’s namesake, Angela Merici was born in the middle of the 15th century in northern Italy. At 15 years old, she and her older sister were orphaned. When her sister suddenly died a few years later, Angela took vows of poverty and promised herself to God. During a pilgrimage to the Holy Land she became blind on the island of Crete but continued her journey. On the return trip, after praying before a crucifix she regained her sight at the place where she had lost it. She also had a vision of young women ascending to heaven on a stairway of light and heard a voice saying she would found an order of maidens as she envisioned. Later she founded the Ursuline Order in fulfillment of that vision. In 1827 she was canonized. Irish-born Father Seamus O’Brien is a graying soft-spoken man in his 60s with a consolatory Irish brogue. He has rectored at Saint Angela Merici since 2013—the tenth pastor of St. Angela’s since its inception 90 years ago. Prior to Saint Angela’s, Father O’Brien served as chaplain at Dominican Hospital and pastor at San Agustin Parish in Scotts Valley from 2010. He serves a congregation approaching 1,000 members of which typically 750 come to masses on weekends. The church has a paid staff of 11. Father O’Brien said that he is blessed to be here and hopes everyone in the community, any-faith or no-faith, will visit and experience the wholehearted welcome that awaits. History: The Saint Angela Merici parish was established on May 31, 1928 under the authority of Bishop MacGinley, of the Diocese of Monterey-Fresno. Father Charles Kerfs was its first pastor and served until his death in 1949. Weekday masses were held in a home at 132 19th Street, and the first Sunday masses were held at the Theosophical Society Hall at 160 Monterey Street in Pacific Grove with about two dozen members. As the congregation quickly grew, the first church building at 8th and Central Avenue was constructed in 1929 and seated 180. Its altar and interior was designed by liturgical artist Euphemia Charlton Fortune, who in 1928, founded the Monterey Guild. The altar is being used today—the St. Angela’s Blessed Sacrament Chapel. In 1945 a parish school site was selected, and construction began the next year. It was dedicated two years later with 153 students and a faculty of Dominican Sisters of San Rafael who were housed at the Old Saint Angela Inn, 321 Central Avenue. Continued growth fostered plans for a new Church in 1950 with room for 400 worshippers designed by John Taras. A 2-story house nearby, the “Victorian House,” was purchased for the convent. Groundbreaking for new Church occurred on August 1, 1956. Its design incorporated mid-century Swedish-modernism minimalist architecture. It was laid out along a north-south axis with the street entrance on the south. The first mass was celebrated on December 8, 1957. Over the years it had been updated and renovated to seat up to 750. The old church is now the Korean Presbyterian Church. Dedication of the new church was delayed until 1964 when the last three of seventeen stained-glass windows by artist Gabriel Loire of Chartres, France were installed above the entrance—an 18-foot high triptyc titled the Resurrection of Jesus, the Crucifixion of Jesus, and the Ascension of Jesus. These three windows were duplicates—the first set being lost aboard the Italian SS Andrea Doria when it sank in 1956. After installation of the triptyc, Bishop Willinger led dedication ceremonies for the new building on April 26th 1964. Seven windows on the east wall of
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the nave show: Saint Pius X; Saint Patrick; Our Lady of Fatima; Saint Anthony of Padua; the Virgin with Infant; Saint Joseph and the Child Jesus; and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Seven windows on the west wall show: Saint Angela Merici with family; Saint Angela Merici praying before the Assumption of Mary; Saint Angela Merici's vision of ten virgins; the Healing of Saint Angela Merici; Saint Angela Merici founding the Ursuline Order; Saint Dominic; and Saint Ignatius of Loyola. In 1968 a new rectory at 9th and Lighthouse was dedicated. Then in 1996, the church building was reconfigured and renovated for a second time, and the church was rededicated by then Bishop of Monterey, Sylvester Ryan on August 18. In 2017 the parish celebrated 60 years in the current church building, and on May 31, 2018 it will celebrate 90 years as a parish community. Theology: The Roman Catholic Church, headed by the Pope, is the largest Christian denomination with more than 1.3 billion members worldwide. The church's doctrines are summarized in the Nicene Creed. Catholics believe that the church is the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic church
founded by Jesus Christ, that its bishops are the successors of Christ's apostles, and that the Pope is the successor to Saint Peter to whom primacy was conferred by Jesus Christ. It maintains that it practices the original Christian faith, reserving infallibility, passed down by sacred tradition. Catholics practice seven sacraments or holy rites. There are three sacraments of initiation—Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist; two of healing—Reconciliation (Confession) and Anointing the Sick; and two of service—Holy Orders and Matrimony. The current Pope, Pope Francis, has taken many controversial positions on science and theology, namely: "God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life," he exclaimed. "Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve." And regarding divorced and remarried couples: They "are not excommunicated, and they absolutely must not be treated that way," Francis said at the Vatican. "They always belong to the church." Regarding homosexuals, Pope Francis said “Who am I to judge?” adding “They shouldn’t be marginalized.” But he
didn’t go so far as to embrace same-sex marriage. St. Angela’s website elaborated “We are a diverse Roman Catholic community welcoming to all people—a community united by our love of God and commitment to serving and supporting others.” Outreach: Over 40 active ministries outreach to the larger community including St. Vincent de Paul Society, The Catholic Daughters of America, Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Fatima, and several others. St. Angela’s Pre-School offers morning preschool and extended afternoon day care for all children 2 to 5 1/2 years old. SOAR (Senior Outreach and Resources) provides opportunities for parishioners to connect actively with other members of the faith community in areas of spiritual support, social connections, and service to others. I–Help (Interfaith Housing) program prepares and serves dinner on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to 25 homeless men. A Food Cupboard provides for collection and distribution of food to those in need every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm and manages a county food bank distribution on the first Monday of the month throughout the year. Masses: Daily Mass: Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 8, 10, & 12. Tuesday – Saturday Daily Mass 8 am. For more information: Call 831-6554160, email email@example.com, website https://stangelamericipacificgrove.org, or visit Saint Angela Merici, 146 8th St. Pacific Grove, CA 93950.
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Pie Town, NM is a Real Name: And It’s Worth the Trek Sally Baho Post Cards from the Kitchen Pie Town, New Mexico My aunt and I planned a road trip to Pie Town, New Mexico. We needed to celebrate my graduation from University of the Pacific’s Food Studies Master of Arts program. In 1920, Clyde Norman, a cowboy from Texas broke down in a field in central New Mexico while headed west. Like any respectable Texan, he set up camp and made himself some coffee and something to eat. As the days went by, cattle drovers would pass him and he offered them some coffee. He also started drying fruit over his fire and making fried hand pies. Word started getting out, if you were headed West or en route to Magdalena, New Mexico where the ranchers would drive the cattle to market, stop by and see Mr. Norman for some pie. Well some people liked the camp so much they decided to stay. And then more stayed and a community was built. Mr. Norman and his new community decided to make a real town out of the place and requested a Post Office. “Sure, what’s the name of your town?” inquired the Post Office. “Pie Town,” seemed like the obvious name. “Absolutely not,” retorted the Post Office, “that’s not a dignified name. Come up with a real name and get back to us.” Mr. Norman and the pie lovers stood their ground and eventually won, in 1924 Pie Town was made an official town and got a Post Office, that is still there today I might add. So, yours truly drove the 1000+ miles—making many stops along the way—to Pie Town, USA. We pulled up to the Pie-O-Neer and it was closed. Bummer. We moseyed over to the establishment next door, The Gatherin’ Place for some pie. Well it was lunch so we had lunch first, a pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw prepared by Bob, an old chuckwagon cook and served by Elaine, the sweet waitress who welcomed everyone with a smile. This place was the size of a small house. The owner, Janine told us it was built in 1940 and was originally a gas station and cafe, and had then been a
lawyer’s office, a gift shop, and now The Gatherin’ Place—a café and pie bakery. The design is simple, 3 family style tables that seat 8, each. You order off the chalk board and pick out your pie from the glass display shelf. The bakery is open design, so you can watch the piemakers work their magic. I watched as Tifani—who at 19 was the youngest of the pie bakers—rolled out pie dough, sprinkled flour, rolled some more, placed it over the 6” aluminum pie dish leaving a large overhang. She then, without taking her eyes off mine or interrupting our conversation, craft-fully rolled the overhanging dough into a soft roll that sat on top as a crust and pinched it beautifully in star-like design all the way around. I bet she could make pie with her eyes closed. The Gatherin’ Place is an internationally sought out destination. There was an international map on the wall with pins stuck in, showing all the places customers had visited from and let me tell you the map was almost filled in pins! Pie Town is also on the Continental Divide Trail, a trail that stretches 2700 miles from the Canadian border, south down to the Mexican border. Pie Town is about 300 miles from the finish, if you start in Canada. Hikers regularly stop and enjoy a “0 day,” a day of rest and replenishment. We split a pear, ginger, cranberry, and almond pie a la mode. The crust was perfect and the filling was spectacular, the ginger flavor complimented the sweet pear and the tart cranberry. The almonds, that are toasted to bring out the flavor, provided a perfect crisp. The topping of the pie—delicate heart or leaf shaped pieces of dough—were sprinkled with thick granules of sugar that crunches under your teeth and results in sheer, biologically induced, joy. We even took a couple pies with us to go, a blueberry butterscotch and lemon chess. All in all, Pie Town is an American phenomenon. It is a beautiful story of food and ingenuity, the US Postal Service, and stubborn citizens. Make your way on out to Pie Town, you’ll be glad you did.
“We split a pear, ginger, cranberryand almond pie á la mode.”
The Gatherin’ Place is an internationally sought out destination.
“I think I am now considered a Food Master. Thank you everyone who supported along the way!” Sally Baho, May, 2018
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What does God say about being anxious? Bill Cohen
Reasoning With God Most of us who grew up in the 1950s and ’60s felt the constant threat of nuclear war and were anxious about whether we would live long enough to experience the joys this life has to offer; like the feeling of independence that comes from leaving our parents’ home to find our own way, getting jobs, getting married, having children, etc. God gives us the Biblical stories from history to help us better understand these feelings so that we might avoid the anxieties so prevalent in our society today and the drugs required to deal with them. Merriam-Webster defines anxious as: “characterized by extreme uneasiness of mind or brooding fear about some contingency.” The Bible describes this feeling many different ways, using many different words; like worry, trouble, heaviness, distress, cares, etc. So, what does God say we should do with these feelings? Most things we fear will never happen, so why do we weary ourselves with worry when all we have to do is trust in God, Ps 56:4, “In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.” When we trust in God, our faith keeps us from fearing even those things which will happen, Matt 8:26, “And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.” His peace awaits, we need only reach out and take it. When we feel inadequate, not good enough for God, our spouses, or anyone else, we need to pray for His strength to overcome this lie, Phil 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” As long as we are in the will of God, all things are possible, as they were for David when he went to face Goliath, 1 Sam 17:37, “David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.” When we desire something, or someone, more than we love, we are led to use any means to get what we desire; as David did when he saw Bathsheba bathing, 2 Sam 11:2, “And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.” David’s desire overwhelmed his love for the Word of God. It led David to have Uriah killed so that David could have his wife Bathsheba and God uses it to teach us how far we can be led astray when we allow our desires to overrule the Word of God. The problem began with his envying and ended with murder. This is not God’s way, Ex 20:13, 17, “Thou shalt not kill… Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.” When we do something that leaves us with the feeling of guilt, we must face our actions and repent, 2 Cor 2:9, “Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.” God calls us to repentance and when Jacob stole Esau’s birthright, he spent many anxious years fearing Esau’s retaliation. God spoke to Jacob and directed him to return to face his brother and the sin that was tormenting Jacob, Gen 31:3, “And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.” When he followed the way of the Lord, God led Jacob back to Esau and his fears evaporated as Esau greeted him with love, Gen 33:4, “And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.” Both Jacob and Esau were healed by this act of faithfulness to God. Many are needlessly troubled by the prospering of the wicked, God has a plan, 2 Cor 5:10, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” It is not our wealth that will decide our fate, but rather our faith, 1 Jn 5:5, “Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” Or, as Jerimiah learned directly from God, Jer 12:1, 16-17, “Righteous
art thou, O Lord, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?...And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The Lord liveth; as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built in the midst of my people. But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the Lord.” Sometimes we misunderstand God’s goodness, thinking it is weakness or disinterest, when it is merely God’s timing, as He is determined to give the wicked every opportunity to find salvation. When we fear for our own lives, as Esther did, we can call on God, Ps 34:4, “I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” We can do this because He has a plan for us, Jer 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Esther’s faith allowed her to approach the king, at her own peril, and her belief and courage saved her and her people. The proper amount of sleep can soothe our feelings and reduce our anxiety, Prov 3:24, “When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.” When we stop trying to do too much we will find the time to get the proper amount of sleep and thus gain a proper perspective on this life, Ps 127:2, “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.” God designed us to sleep to replenish and refresh our brains and bodies for the next day. In this life we will choose, we will either let our feelings lead us to fear or the Word of God to His peace. He promises He will lead us to the most abundant life, if we follow Him; and we will also have all of eternity to enjoy it, Jn 10:9-10, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Our lack of faith allows doubt and fear to take hold of us, but God calls us by faith to His eternal calling and He has reached forth His hand to each of us, Matt 14:31, “And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”
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To Pauline, . . .with Love
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By Katie Shain The Camerata Singers bid farewell to Pauline Troia with two heartfelt tribute concerts. “To Pauline . . .with love”. The two evenings’ events were held, Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Monterey and Friday in Salinas at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Monterey evening’s event brought all of the love and feeling that only music and song can bring. Under the splendid direction of Conductor John Koza, the pride and exuberance of each voice filled the sanctuary. The song selections were primarily chosen by Troia and rounded off with a few chosen by Koza to compete the evenings fine fare. The entire concert was a tribute to the spirt of man and nature, emphasized by and with words that matter. Soloist Leberta Loral brought her magnificently rich voice and dedication enhancing the program with finishing flares by her soulful contributions in Hebrew to one of Troia’s song choices of “R’tzei,” a prayer pulled from High Holy Day Services, as well as a wonderful piece by Josephine Poelinitz, “City of Heaven.” Each song was obviously special for many reasons. From Aaron Copland’s, “Simple Gifts” along with four other of his pieces, to “Music Down in My Soul,” Moses Hogan and “Requiem” by Eliza Gilkyson and two songs by a young 30 yearold composer, Daniel Brimsmead. A sprinkling of Gaelic. Among Troia’s many accomplishments, she is an esteemed founding member Camerata Singers. The history of the namesake Camerata Singers dates back as far as 1580 with Galileo’s father, Vincenzo Galilei. In 1980 Dr. Vah’e Aslanian founded Camerata Singers retiring in 1999. Troia has navigated Camerata singers through their many waters of mutable conductors. The Camerata Singers are not Troia’s only claim to fame and are not her only adoring admirers, as Temple Congregation Beth Israel, Monterey Peninsula College Chorus and Jazz Ensemble, I Cantori di Carmel, Pac Rep, Bach Festival and Point Lobos also like to boast a bit of her fame, as well, her friends, her adoring husband, Anthony and never neglected loving family. To one woman with so much heart, soul, intelligence and endless generosity, Troia is wished all the wondrous well-wishes from as many wonderful well-wishers as possible to enjoy all of her time and talents as she pleases! Mazel Tov to Pauline, . . . with Love
Practicing Happiness in Pacific Grove
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houses, small businesses, interesting, and interested people—and I am pleased to say, ‘Ha, I live here’.” 4. Delete Social Media Accounts. The creators of this column have differing thoughts on this advice. Patricia has scaled way back on the time she spends on Facebook, feeling it interferes with meaningful social interactions. Joyce, however, is an enthusiastic Facebook user. As Joyce says, “I’ve reconnected with kids I went to elementary school with, cousins I didn’t even know I had, cousins I hadn’t seen since my late teens. Plus, it’s fun to look back on my timeline every so often just to remind myself of the good times. All the negative and political stuff that people post, I just scroll right past it, refuse to engage.” With all due respect to a certain theme park in Southern California, could it be that Life in Pacific Grove, Part II, is Coming! Pacific Grove deserves the title of “Happiest Place on Earth?” We at “Keepers of Our Read more stories about favorite P.G. places, people and events in Culture” think it’s certainly worth exploring. “Life in Pacific Grove,” available for purchase at the Pacific Grove Public Pagrovian Russell Sunshine recently drew our attention to a phenomenon sweeping Library and at Bookworks. Better yet, join your friends and neighbors in the internet, the most popular course ever offered by Yale University. “Psychology and contributing a story to the second edition of “Life in Pacific Grove.” For the Good Life”—in other words, how to bring more happiness into your life—drew details, go to lifeinpacificgrove.com and click on “2nd Edition” for story 1,200 undergrads to Professor Laurie Santos’ final lecture. At last count, the online ideas and instructions on how to submit. The second edition will include course has been seen by 78,000 students in more than 168 countries, from Sweden to longer essays with deeper connections by local authors, such as Randy Thailand and beyond. Reinstedt, Gary Karnes, Joyce Krieg, Diane Tyrrel, Chris Swainson, Jeff Four Steps to Greater Happiness Whitmore, Joyce Meuse, Rebecca Riddell, Rudy Fischer, William Neish The takeaway: happiness has nothing to do with grades, career, money, or physical and others. Topics range from city politics, hippie days, hootenanny, tai appearance. Instead, Professor Santos identifies four simple practices that can add more chi, social activism, the writing life, strong women and more. Patricia happiness into our lives. Here’s how they fit in with the good life in Pacific Grove, from Hamilton, the creator of “Life in Pacific Grove,” is the publisher and the pages of Life in Pacific Grove, the book of true tales by P.G. residents and visitors, editor for Park Place Publications, 591 Lighthouse Ave., #10, in P.G. published last October by Park Place Publications: For a free consultation for book editing and publishing, call Patricia 1. Invest Time in Family and Friends. On page 321, Kit Franke shares memo- at 831/649-6640. Creative and dependable book services since 1982. ries of the Antiques and Collectibles Show at St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea. “I love the fact that every year I hear people say how much they look forward to attending the show and they wouldn’t miss it for the world. I meet former parishioners who were once stationed at Fort Ord and are now visiting the Peninsula again and planned their trip so they could be here when the Antiques Show was held. I talk to couples that were married inside the beautiful redwood sanctuary and return with their children to show them the ‘little red church’.” 2. Keep a Gratitude Journal. On page 54, Hans Lehmann’s musings read very much like the words that could be penned about P.G. in a Gratitude Journal. “For me Pacific Grove is like a magnet. I don’t live there. But I visit all the time. I buy takeout food at Grove Market. I stand in line at Pavel’s and talk with strangers . . . I walk at Lovers Point. I talk to Dave Laredo at the Good Old Days’ Pancake Breakfast. In short I feel I am part of the community. Although I am not. Wherever I go I breathe P.G.’s love and laughter. Children. Adults. Strollers. Dogs. I may not live there. But someday I might.” 3. Devote 30 Minutes a Day to Physical Activity or Meditation. On page 313, Chris Swainson describes his daily walks through town. “I make my way just after 8 a.m.: Sinex to Cedar, Cedar to Spruce, Spruce to 16th, 16th to Laurel and Laurel to Fountain, perhaps. There are too many ways to sample the delights of this tranquil little community on the Monterey Peninsula. “We pass the community heart: Jewell Park, the Pacific Grove Library and the Museum of Natural History—such a rich tapestry for a city of less than 20 thousand. Now, two-and-a-half years into this very special community, there are times I will surmount a local hill, maybe heading west in Fort Ord, from Parker Flats towards Normandy Road. Here Pacific Grove reveals itself across the bay—home to butterflies, Victorian
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• May 18, 2018
Humpty Dumpty Housing—Part 13
Campaign kicks off to help Gathering for Women open new Day Center’s doors Wanda Sue Parrott
Homeless in Paradise Housing the Monterey Peninsula’s homeless women is the only major service not provided by the Gathering for Women.
If you’re intrigued by the current 400-500-person community of homeless women on the peninsula, join me in a brief tour and visit Franklin Avenue at Calle Principal, where the San Carlos Hotel once stood like a sunflower-gold surveillance tower dividing the Upper and Lower Alvarado districts of downtown Monterey. Upper Alvarado was the business block. Lower Alvarado ran from Franklin Avenue to Fisherman’s Wharf. It was lined with snooker shacks and pool parlors. Pan and low ball card halls, and the fabled greasy-spoon, the Café de Alvarado, where everything tasted like fried onions, filled the block. Lower Alvarado’s flop stops, whorehouses and bait-and-tackle shops are gone. Only the old theater remains. Old salts crashed on the street. Homeless women were non-existent. Revisiting the San Carlos Hotel My memory of the San Carlos Hotel reopened as I entered its successor, the modern Marriott Hotel, on Thursday, April 26, at 7 a.m. as a guest at the “Open Your Heart” community breakfast. Sponsored by Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP), the sitdown banquet kicked off Gathering for Women’s first capital campaign to raise funds with which to open the doors of its new Day Center by mid-June 2018. As I entered the cavelike entry to the lobby, I recalled the 1964 Rotary convention that booked me on short notice after their featured after-dinner act reneged. While a volunteer church organist plinked a jazzy rendition of “The Old Rugged Cross” on an upright piano, I spun a pseudo Dance of the Seven Veils, then fled the beer-cheer huzzahs with my scarves and volunteer’s honorarium. Wow! A lot has changed in 54 years! From the 10th floor, the Alvarado District’s countless homeless persons aren’t visible at all. The view from the Marriott’s 10th-floor Ferrante Room made me feel I was on a platform in paradise viewing the wharf, boat harbor and Alvarado Districts now rising vertically rather than horizontally as in Café de Alvarado’s $1 blue-plate-special days. Fresh-cut fruit in fluted glass This elegant $35-per-plate breakfast starred china, silverware, steaming coffee, and bacon, sausage and eggs without a hint of fried onions. The agenda featured Karina Rusk, Master of Ceremonies; Dr. Steven Packer, President/CEO of CHOMP; Michael Reid, Co-founder of the Fund for Homeless Women; Ann Mahoney, Board Member of the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation; Greg Jaimison, Board Member, Monterey Peninsula Foundation. Representing the Gathering for Women were Kimberly Gilbert, volunteer; Jennifer Dalton, Executive Director; and Carol Greenwald, President, Board of Directors, who captivated the audience by relating this almost-perfect reprise of GFW’s first four years: “We opened at San Carlos Cathedral Hall on April 1, 2014. The first week we had 17 guests. . .” Excerpts follow:
valued, respected, and safe. One woman wrote: “I am lonely and feel worthless at times. . . My heart is broken just like my spirit. But I am thankful to the wonderful ladies at the Gathering who care. . .”
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The Gathering’s History by Carol Greenwald In early 2014, a small group of women learned there were as many as 350 homeless women living on the Monterey Peninsula and decided to do something about it. With a $12,000 grant from Fund for Homeless Women, they planned a simple weekly hot luncheon to see if there really were 350 homeless women, to learn why they were Carol Greenwald, President homeless, and what they needed to improve Gatherin for Women’s Board of their lives. Directors The original 105 volunteers were trained to approach the women as equals and recognize each as a person of worth. . . to encourage their hopes, never judge them, and respect their right to self-determination. . . the volunteers keep in mind each guest’s unique culture. . . and engage with the women to learn about their needs. Feminine hygiene products needed, especially Depends The second week, we had 35 guests, and each week thereafter it grew. Our programming has grown to include the opening of a small service center near downtown Monterey where we serve breakfast and lunch three days a week. A fourth lunch continues to be served at the Unitarian Universalist Church every Tuesday. We distribute clothing and personal care items, provide Case Management and Navigation services and offer Medical care through a partnership with CHOMP’s Mobile Clinic. We provide enrichment activities. . . and focus on health and safety of our women guests while housing is being developed . . . The wonderful, but unintended consequence of our work was the development of a community where the women feel welcomed,
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