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Scientific Illustration Exhibit Pacific Grove Museum Demonstration May 11, 11-2 Museum Tues-Sun. 10-2 FREE

• Sat. & Sun., June 1-2

Father’s Day Sale ACS Discovery Shop 10 AM-6 PM/ Noon-4:30 pm 372-0866 •

Sat., June 1

Wharf Walk Fisherman’s Wharf 10 AM-Noon, $20/$15 521-3304

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Wash Day THEN - Page 16

Citizen of the Year- Page 19

Pacific Grove’s

Sun., June 2

“Here on Earth, an Animal Alphabet” Book Signing The Works 3-5 PM, Free 372-2242 •

Wed. June 5

Author Event with Brad Herzog Francis and Eddie Pt Pinos Grill 5-7 PM • • Wed., June 5 Raise ForWomen challenge Montrio Bistro 5:30-8:30 PM, Free 429-7473

Wed., June 5

“Asilomar Centennial” Gentrain Lecture, MPC 1:30-2:30PM, Free 646-4224 “Secret Lives of Prickly Sharks” Gentrain Lecture, MPC 1:30-2:30PM, Free 646-4224 •

Wed., June 5

RaieForWomen challenge Montrio Bistro 5:30-8:30 PM, Free 429-7473 •

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Inside Animal Tales & Random Thoughts.................... 9 Green Page.......................... 23, 24 Health....................................... 20 Otter Views................................ 15 Peeps..................................... 8, 19 Seniors................................ 12, 16 Sports & Leisure......................... 13

June 7-13, 2013


Your Community NEWSpaper

Spector of school layoffs gone with state’s May budget revision

Vol. V, Issue 38

Is he happy to graduate or what?

By Marge Ann Jameson The governor’s May revision to his proposed budget caused sighs of relief at schools around the state, and none more so than Pacific Grove Unified School District. The governor backed down on his January proposal which would have shifted all adult education to the community colleges, a move unpopular with both adult education institutions and community colleges. Instead, there will likely be a two-year study about how to best provide education services to adult learners, whether in core programs such as high school diploma and English learner categories or in the leisure learner categories such as exercise, computers, and art. The adult education program at Pacific Grove Unified School District provides a broad spectrum of instruction, some of which may be shifted to Monterey Peninsula College in years to come. “Pink slips” had been given to all instruction personnel and others prior to the March 15 deadline, a move which must be made each year if there is the most remote possibility that the positions will not be funded. State law requires the notice be given early, even before the state budget is out which tells about funding for the fall semester. But with the May revision and restoration of funding and oversight left with K-12 districts, all employees who had been laid off were re-hired. The Pacific Grove program, which originally had its own funding category within the school district, found its budget whittled down when the state began to allow districts to take adult education funding and use it for K-12. Staffing and course offering cuts were made and fees were raised until administrators and staff felt that they were at the brink and could find no more cuts they could make. And then came the January budget which would effectively have shut the program down. Craig Beller, principal of both Pacific Grove and Carmel adult education programs, said that even with the threat going away for at least two years, some $40,000-$45,000 had to be taken out of the adult education budget. It was done by cutting support staff back from 12-month positions to 11.5- month positions and no one lost their job. The Governor is proposing $1 billion toward the cost of providing professional development, instructional materials, and technology required to implement the upcoming Common Core standards looming on the

Pacific Grove High School graduate Aris Zavitsanos demonstrates for School Board Trustee Debbie Crandall how happy he is to have graduated.. Photo by Jim Lindenthal grandfather of PGHS Graduate Mackenzie Lindenthal-Cox. horizon. Because Pacific Grove Unified, along with Carmel and only 20 other schools in the state are basic aid districts, funding is dependent on property taxes in the local district and not Fair Share funding which attempts to equalize funding for revenue limit districts. As a result, according

to PGUSD’s Assistant Superintendent Rick Miller, Pacific Grove will not see any of the new money the governor proposes for schools for “targeted funding.” “We’re still $6 million in property taxes away from worrying about

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Sat. & Sun., June 8-9

Summer Wildflower Show Garland Ranch Park 10 AM-4 PM, Free 372-3196 •

Sat., June 8

Summer Program Opening Monterey Library 1-5 PM, Free 646-3934

Performing the obligatory hat toss are the more than 100 graduates of the Pacific Grove High School Class of 2013. Parents, faculty staff and the school board turned out on a beautiful Pacific Grove day to fête the students. Photo by Peter


Sat. June 8

Dylan & Dylan at The Works 667 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove Admission $12 7:30 PM • 372-2242 •

Rotary to hear about New Zealand

The Pacific Grove Rotary Club which meets at noon at The Inn at Spanish Bay will have as its speaker on Tuesday, June 11, Alex Hubbard with a program on New Zealand. Lunch is $20.00 and reservations may be made by calling Jane Roland at 649-0657 or

Sat., June 8

Nature/ Art Hike With Paola Berthoin Garland Ranch Park 1:30-3:30 PM, Free 372-3196 •


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Fair Share funding,” said Miller. There are some shifts coming in local programs and the district is set to hire four new teachers across the board for the 2013-14 school year, but there will be no change in categorical funding, said Miller.



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3rd Annual RockStar Showcase • Saturday June 8, 2013


Sat., June 8

Opening Art Reception Carmel Art Association 5-7 PM, Free 624-6176 Art Demo Carmel Art Association 6 PM, Free 624-6176


RockStar Dance Studio congratulates our Show Team for a successful competition season! With high honors of gold and first place, RockStar cannot be more proud of our team. To watch them in action, come to our

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STOPP: Why you saw so many police

If you thought you saw an extraordinary number of police officers from other jurisdictions driving around Pacific Grove and handing out traffic tickets, you were right. On Wed., May 29 the Monterey Regional Strategic Traffic Operations and Prevention Program (STOPP) conducted a special traffic enforcement operation in the City of Pacific Grove. Six motorcycle traffic officers from the cities of Salinas, Seaside and Marina issued nearly 20 citations and warnings, mostly for distracted driving/cell phone use and seat belt violations. STOPP was formed to promote and enhance motorist safety, educate the motoring public, and reduce traffic collisions. Made up of Monterey Regional law enforcement agencies, STOPP will address specific traffic enforcement needs within each jurisdiction to reduce traffic collisions. The problem will focus on primary collision factors of commuter routes through the City of Pacific Grove. Each month, participating STOPP agencies provide personnel and equipment to a participating STOPP member and provide saturated traffic enforcement in problem areas defined by the host agency. Citizens will see officers from different police agencies providing traffic enforcement in Monterey Peninsula cities. Funding for this community safety program is provided by Monterey County law enforcement agencies.

Ur txt can w8 and it can cost you big bucks

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) declared April to be Distracted Driver Awareness Month. As part of that campaign, the OTS asked local law enforcement agencies to pay particular attention and take enforcement actions for violations involving distracted drivers, specifically the use of handheld devices while driving, including talking and texting. During the campaign, the Pacific Grove Police Department issued 18 citations for drivers utilizing a handheld device while driving. According to the OTS, studies have shown: • 80 percent of vehicle crashes involve some sort of driver inattention. • Up to 6000 people nationwide are killed in crashes where driver distractions are involved. • Talking on a cell phone or texting is the number one source of driver distractions. • Texting takes your eyes off the road for an average of five seconds, far enough to travel the length of a football field at 55 mph. Most crashes happen with less than 3 seconds reaction time. • The act of talking on a cell phone, even hands free, can give you “inattention blindness,” where your brain isn’t seeing what’s right in front of you. You aren’t even aware that you are driving impaired. If you think you can handle both driving and talking on a cell phone or texting, you are kidding yourself and putting us all at risk. The Pacific Grove Police Department reminds residents and visitors to drive safely, attentively, and to not use handheld devices while driving.

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Cop log Missing, and Misappropriated Stuff

Credit card account opened in reporting party’s name without her knowledge Lost bracelet downtown Fri., May 24. It is gold, ½-inch in width and inscribed with slightly raised Xs Residential burglary on Grove Acre. Someone took the key to the reporting party’s car and some sweat bands. Lock found, bicycle not attached. Credit card lost, maybe at the post office. No suspicious activity on it. Wallet found and returned to owner. A different wallet was found. Owner notified. A ring was reported stolen from a hotel room. Bike found at Lovers Point. Was it the one not attached to the lock previously turned in? Time will tell. A purse was found buried in the sand near a fire pit on Asilomar beach. The purse contained a wallet, a cell phone, an inhaler and some cigarettes. ATM info used in Canada, Connecticut and Massachusetts. A credit card was fraudulently. Reporting party knows who took it and she wants to press charges. Ryders eyeglass case found. Black, soft pouch.

Vehicle burglaries

Convertible top pried open and stereo stolen on Piedmont Ave. Vehicle burglary reported on Sunset.

Bike v. Bike

Two bicyclists crashed into each other on Ocean View Blvd. One was transported to the hospital for injuries.

Bark, Bark, Bark

A barking dog log was turned in by a resident on Presidio. ACO responded but dog was not barking. Resident turned in a second log for a different time period. Officer doesn’t think it constitutes a nuisance and said there must be a second party to complain. An incident involving a dog took place in Sand City, and the owner came in to the police station in Pacific Grove (where said doggie lives) to prove vaccination. A dog was attached by a raccoon in the owner’s yard. Dog was taken to the vet. No sign of the raccoon.

Not so candid camera

A woman reported a man was taking pictures of her car at Country Club Gate and refused to tell her why.

Stolen flowers lead to DUI

A business at Country Club Gate reported a woman took some flowers. The police found her and determined that she was under the influence and she admitted to driving. Naida Mercurio was arrested.

Evading arrest leads to hot pursuit

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A motorcyclist was stopped for a vehicle code violation. The rider took off and the police chased him, but lost sight of him at Sinex and Cedar.

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Past tense hit and run on Sunset. No leads. Hit and run parked vehicle A woman reported that she was parked and another driver backed up and hit her vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle didn’t stop and exchange info. Minor damage to her front bumper. Traffic collision on Forest, counter report. Accident on Hillcrest, non-injury, minor damage to both vehicles. Non-injury accident on Ocean View, driver hit a parked vehicle and made a report.

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Driver Sentenced to 13 Years for Fatal DUI Accident

Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo announced today that Calista Annette Garcia, age 25 and a resident of Carmel, was sentenced by Judge Julie Culver to 13 years in prison for killing James Richard Steinmetz and seriously injuring his fiancée Leisa Weddle when Garcia drove while intoxicated on methamphetamine. On January 19, 2011, at 8:30 a.m., James Richard Steinmetz and Leisa Weddle were traveling in Steinmetz’s car on Highway 1 near Point Lobos. Garcia was traveling in her car in the opposite direction when she crossed over the double-yellow divider and crashed into Steinmetz’ car, killing Steinmetz and seriously injuring Weddle. California Highway Patrol and Monterey County Sheriff’s Office investigated the crash and found that Garcia was under the influence of methamphetamine, which was confirmed by a blood test, and driving while her license was suspended for a prior conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol just one year earlier. Garcia’s driving record consisted of numerous traffic violations, including the DUI, alcohol-related reckless driving, speeding in excess of 100 mph, and driving on a suspended license.


Times • June 7, 2013

Home wildfire action guide now available online

As you already know, fire season is upon us. The Monterey Fire Department, in collaboration with our Fire Service partner agencies, has created some tips and tools to successfully prepare for a wildfire called Ready! Set! Go! Personal Wildfire Action Plan. The plan is located on the Monterey Fire Dept’s website fire/pdfs/MFDReadySetGoFinal.pdf and includes guidance on retrofitting your home with fire-resistive features and can help you create the necessary defensible space around your home. The intent is to help you prepare yourself, your family, and your home, so that you can evacuate early and stay safely ahead of a fast-approaching wildfire. Wildfires are often fueled by dry vegetation and driven by winds. Unfortunately, many homes are built and properties are landscaped without fully understanding the potential movement and impact of a wildfire. Few residents have adequately prepared their families for a quick evacuation. Many don’t believe the potential consequences of ignoring an evacuation order until it is too late. We always recommend that you comply with any wildfire evacuation orders. For more information on fire safety, please visit the Fire Department website at

Local run/walk offers opportunity to pay tribute to a loved one

A tribute race commemorating dads, moms, kids and anyone special in runners’ lives will be held in Carmel-by-the-Sea on Sunday morning, June 16. “Run in the Name of Love,” now in its third year and newly-affiliated with the Big Sur International Marathon organization, is a walk or run along a scenic route through historic Carmel and along the beachfront. The 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 2K event. Families and individuals can bring the family pet to run or walk in the 2K event. All participating dogs receive a free bandana and doggie biscuit, while human finishers get a race shirt, finisher’s medallion, ample food at the race’s end, and a free ticket for prizes. The race was initially organized as a memorial race at the University of Virginia to honor a young Carmel man who lost his life while a student there. Moving to Carmel in 2011, the race now gives the opportunity for participants to honor special ones in their lives. Participants can add an entry in the race’s online tribute book with a personal message and photo, and can sign a large tribute board at the race finish area. “This has become a very meaningful race to so many,” said Susan Love, race coordinator and mother of Brian Love, the race’s namesake. “There are so many stories I’ve heard from participants who are making this an annual event to honor or to reflect upon a loved one. It’s absolutely beautiful, a very special race on many levels.” The race begins at Carmel’s Sunset Center on San Carlos Avenue, and winds through residential streets before greeting the ocean at Carmel River State Beach and continuing along Scenic Drive. The 5K course is certified and will include awards for the top male and female runners as well as age group awards in 10 year increments. Costs are $35 for the 5K and $25 for the 2K with a $5 increase on race weekend. Additional information and race registration are available online at

PG Feast of Lanterns Art Competition Call for art entries

The Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns has issued an open call for entries to all artists for this year’s art competition. Artists’ entries that celebrate this 100+ year old festival may be in any form of 2- or 3-dimensional art except film or movies unless previously approved. Entries must be ready to hang or display. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 3, 2013. Ribbons will be awarded winners based on peoples' choice ballots. Art submitted must be original work and represent the Feast of Lanterns. This year’s theme is “Lighting the Way.” All entries must be received by the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns via The Works between Saturday, June 29 and Wednesday, July 3 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Works is located at 669 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove. Deadline for entries is Wed., July 3, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Artists may contact Marge Jameson at Cedar Street Times, 831-324-4742 with questions. Entries will be displayed from July 6 through July 30. There will be two events in connection with the show: The first is the Feast of Lanterns Preview, scheduled for Friday, July 6 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., in conjunction with First Friday. There will be refreshments on hand and a chance to meet the artists. The second event will be held Friday, July 19 in conjunction with the Art Walk. The Royal Court will be on hand from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at the Art Walk reception. All work entered must be available for sale by the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc. A commission of 50 percent will be retained to benefit the Feast of Lanterns. Work may be picked up Wed., July 31 or Thurs.. August 1. Checks for any sales will be mailed at the beginning of September 2013. Complete entry rules are available by emailing folpublicity@gmail; in person at the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, Central and Forest; or The Works.

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Monterey Library

The Monterey Public Library presents a Teddy Bears' Picnic on Thurs., June 20, at 10:30 a.m., on the Colton Hall Lawn near the bear sculptures. Children ages 18 months and up are invited to bring a picnic lunch and a teddy bear (or other stuffed toy) to this storytime, which includes a children's concert by MaryLee. Dessert will be provided. This event is part of the Library's annual summer reading program "Reading is Delicious" which offers reading incentives and activities during the summer months. Admission is free. The Colton Hall Lawn is located on Pacific Street, between Madison and Jefferson, in Monterey. For more information call 831.646.3744 or see www.

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Forest Hill United Methodist Church 551 Gibson Ave., Services 9 AM Sundays Rev. Richard Bowman, 831-372-7956 Pacific Coast Church 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942 Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431 First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12 tsp.h Street, 831-373-4441 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-394-5712 St. Angela Merici Catholic Church

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Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363 First Church of God 1023 David Avenue, 831-372-5005 Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138 Church of Christ 176 Central Avenue, 831-375-3741 Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove PG Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave., 831-333-0636 Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th Street, 831-373-4705 Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Avenue, 831-375-7207 Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818 First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove

915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875 Worship: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. Congregation Beth Israel 5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel (831) 624-2015 Chabad of Monterey 2707 David Avenue, Pacific Grove (831) 643-2770

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Forest Theater Guild announces lineup of “Films In the Forest” Forest Theater Guild has announced the lineup for the summer film series, “Films in the Forest.” The opening film event will be on Wednesday, May 29 with “Growing Up Weston,” a film from the Weston Photography and Scholarship Fund featuring the rich history of the Weston Family and their relationship with photography. Other films include: “The Hobbit” on Thurs., May 30, presented by the Forest Theater Guild Society; “Bottle Shock” on Wed., June 5, presented by Bernardus Winery; “Les Miserables” on Thurs., June 6, presented by Keller Williams; “Roger Rabbit” on Wed., June 12, presented by Kelly Productions; “Band Wagon” on Tues., June 18, presented by the Carmel Residents Association; “Casino Royale” on Thurs., June 20 presented by Wells Fargo Mortgage; “Sense and Sensibility” on Thurs. July 11, presented by Jane Austen at Home and Court of the Golden Bough; “Up” on Sun., July 21, presented by Monterey Employees Association and Monterey Young Professionals. “Films in the Forest” offers sponsorship for community film nights and applications are open for new sponsorships. Please email us at if you are interested in hosting a film. Films will take place at the historic Outdoor Forest Theater. 419-0917 or email to:

Janet Robin to appear at Works

The Works Tea and Coffeehouse will welcome singer/songwriter/guitarist Janet Robin on Friday, June 28. The show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door. For more information, visit Or call 372-2242. Music audiences around the world have seen and heard Janet Robin’s guitar work as a former featured touring member of the Lindsey Buckingham Band, Meredith Brooks Band, and most recently Air Supply. She was recently named one of the top 10 female guitarists by Guitar World Magazine. Her latest recording is called “Janet Robin and Band-Live in France.” It was recorded in a blues club in northern France. The Works is located at 667 Lighthouse Avenue.

Italian Night presented by Monterey church

Performers from First Presbyterian Church of Monterey will offer Italian delights such as the operatic duet from Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” national folk songs and accordion music in a fundraising dinner on Friday, June 21. On this first night of summer, homemade spaghetti, salad and garlic bread will be served along with homemade Tiramisu in the church’s Fellowship Hall. All profits will go to Martinpur School, a girl’s school in Pakistan, where members of FPC Monterey have committed to building a new classroom and furnishing it with computers and desks, and funding scholarships. Tickets are $15 for adults and can be reserved by calling the church office at 373-3031. Vegetarian options are available. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. The church is located at 501 El Dorado Street in Monterey.

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Discovery Shop presents 50% off Sale

ACS Discovery Shop will present their Semi-Annual 50 percent off storewide savings (with certain exceptions) fundraising event. The event will be held Fri, June. 21, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sat, June 22, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. ACS Discovery Shop is located at 198 Country Club Gate (next to Save-Mart). Call the Discovery Shop at (831) 372-0866 for more information.


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The Forest Theater Guild Presents

Films in the Forest 2013 At Carmel’s Outdoor Forest Theater Tuesday, June 4th - ET Sponsored by Pebble Beach Company Wednesday, June 5th - Bottle Shock Sponsored by Bernardus Vineyards Thursday, June 6th - Despicable Me Sponsored by Carmel Realty Company Tuesday, June 11th - Doctored Sponsored by Monterey Peninsula Chiropractic Society

Local Premiere at Carmel’s Forest Theatre June 11th at 7:30 PM Santa Rita & Mountain View, Carmel Sponsored by: Monterey Peninsula Chiropractic Society

Wednesday, June 12th - Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Sponsored by Kelly Productions Thursday, June 13th - Mama Mia Sponsored by Keller William Realty Tuesday, June 18th - The Band Wagon Sponsored by Carmel Residents Association Wednesday, June 19th - Ocean Alliances Sponsored by Forest Theater Guild Board Thursday, June 20th - Casino Royale Sponsored by Wells Fargo Mortgage Tuesday, July 2nd - Sky Fall Sponsored by Alain Pinel Realty

Tickets $7 each, available one hour prior to screening. All Films Begin at 8:30 pm July 4th Concert 6:30 - 9:30 pm Beverages, Gourmet snacks & Desserts available


Times • June 7, 2013

Woman of the Year

Dorothy Maras-Ildez was selected as Woman of the Year 2013 at the kick-off celebration for Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula’s Women Who Care (And the Men Who Love Them) Campaign. The campaign is an effort to raise funds for home-delivered meals for homebound seniors, including “Save Our Breakfast.” “A dollar a day will buy breakfast for a senior citizen,” said Viveca Lohr, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels, located in Pacific Grove at the Sally Griffin Center.

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Community Meeting About the Future of Parents’ Place In response to concerns about the future of Parents’ Place and the years of funding cuts it has sustained, Friends of Parents’ Place, a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support Parents’ Place, will host a community forum on Friday, June 7 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Community Center (515 Junipero). The entire community is welcome. Parents’ Place, an award-winning parent support and education program of the Pacific Grove Unified School Districts’ Adult School has a 25-year history in Pacific Grove. It is loved and respected for the support it offers parents, the tools it provides for building healthy families, and the excellent start it gives children in life. In the past five years, Parents’ Place has sustained major budget cuts, resulting in a doubling of tuition fees and a reduction in class offerings, frequency of classes, program administration time, library services,

and parent support. In 2011, Friends of Parents’ Place embarked on a strategic planning process to explore the long-­term sustainability of the program. That process resulted in the development of a “Parachute Plan” –a plan that proposes a transition of the program from the existing Adult School structure to the non-­profit, Friends of Parents’ Place. Friends of Parents’ Place is advocating for full funding by the School District of the Parents’ Place program (at or above the 2012-2013 funding levels) or for PGUSD to work with us to execute the Parachute Plan. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that continued services and supports to families are available. The community forum’s goal is to explore the questions: “What value does Parents’ Place bring to Pacific Grove?” And “How can we ensure the program’s long-term sustainability?“

Public Water Now will Sponsor Town Hall Meeting

Public Water Now, a ratepayer group which seeks to purchase California American Water, will sponsor a town hall meeting titled, “Why Buy Cal-Am?” The meeting will include a panel of speakers with years of experience in Peninsula water issues, as well as a guest speaker from the national organization “Food and Water Watch.” Topics will include: •  Why buy Cal-Am and why now? •  What do Cal-Am’s Profit and Loss statement reveal? •  How can Cal Am be compelled to sell? •  Can we afford to buy Cal-Am? •  Vision of the Peninsula under Public Ownership The Town Hall Meeting will be held Wed., June 19 at 7:15 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel.  Admission is free and plenty of parking is available. The audience will be encouraged to participate with their questions and comments. Public Water Now is a community-based organization dedicated to publicly owned water on the Monterey Peninsula. We are composed of ratepayers growing increasingly alarmed at the coming high cost of water. The group is advocating for public ownership as the greatest weapon against the future high cost of water.  Our membership includes people of all political and social persuasions who believe that water should be owned by and operated for the benefit of the Monterey Peninsula residents. Public Water Now is sponsoring an initiative calling for the purchase of Cal-Am by the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District. Check out our WEB site at for more information.

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Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Love, Loss, and What I Wore stars Anne Mitchell, Susan Keenan, Jill Jackson, Jovita Molina, Carol Marquart, and understudy Chris Caffrey. Every item in a woman’s closet holds a memory. Some are sweet, some are funny, and some are oh, so sad. Love, Loss, and What I Wore  is a sweet and saucy play about women’s clothing and the memories they evoke. Written by witty Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron and based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, the play is told as a collection of stories about challenges of the heart – and of the closet. Love, Loss, and What I Wore opens Friday, June 7 for a four-weekend run at the Carl Cherry Center, 4th and Guadalupe, in Carmel. It is directed by Michael Bond. Along with the play, the gallery at the Cherry Center will feature the textile work of Susan Hyde Greene and the painted paper beadwork of Carolyn Batchelor.   There are three easy ways to order tickets: Call the Cherry Center at 624-7491. Order online at: Or send an e-mail to:

Learning for Life Charter School wins full accreditation

RAGAMUFFIN MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP ‘13 The exciting four-week, summer day-camp days are spent with an experienced staff. We welcome novices, “theater veterans” and the simply curious. Activities include games, vocal and choral instruction, dance, movement, theme days and talent shows to help each camper develop their own stagecraft and “triple-threat” performance skills. Days are busy and jam-packed, with plenty of break, rest and snacktimes, outdoor games and activities. Morning and evening extended-care hours are available for an additional fee of $10.00 per week, for mornings or evenings or $15.00 per week for both.

Come join us for the fun and experience the awesome thrill of “putting on a real live show!”

Disney’s MY SON PINOCCHIO, Jr., a hilariously fractured version of the classic Pinocchio tale, will be this summer’s musical production CONTACT: Dianne Lyle e-mail WEBSITE: AGE:

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EARLY ENROLLMENT DISCOUNT: $75 may be deducted if the tuition is paid by Friday, May 24 SIBLING DISCOUNT: Deduct $50 from the tuition of each additional sibling that enrolls PAYMENT PLAN: Deposit at least $350. The balance of the tuition total is due, in full, by Monday, June 10. - THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE RECREATION DEPARTMENT -

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At the culmination of a three year process, Learning for Life Charter School recently received recognition from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as a fully accredited school for independent study in grades seven through 12. The process involved visits to the school by teams of professional educators who assessed the school’s programs and results. The WASC determination was delivered to the school’s executive director, Cindy Dotson, by letter on May 20 and is for a period of six years, the maximum that WASC grants. Dotson reflected that the timing of the notification is extremely fortunate because it means that this year’s graduating seniors will have the WASC accreditation annotated on their transcripts and diplomas. She also credited the school’s successful drive for accreditation to the school’s co-founder and current teacher, Gloria Shaw, who wrote and shepherded the school’s application through complicated acceptance procedures with the LFL staff, students and parents. LFL is located at 330 Reservation Road, Suite F, in Marina. The school’s independent study format makes it a choice for students who need to catch-up on credits, want or need to work part time while going to school, or wish to accelerate through high school and graduate ahead of their peers. Each student at LFL has an individualized learning plan that focuses on what that particular student needs. Lessons are adapted to each student’s learning style. LFL is a public school, as are all charter schools. It is supported by tax dollars and no additional fees are charged. Students are allowed from Monterey County or any county adjacent to Monterey County. For more information, visit the school or call 582-9820.

Artist to Demonstrate Technique at PG Art Center Rhoda Draws will reveal how she creates the lively mixed media paintings of expressive nudes in her current exhibition, “Skin in the Game,” at a talk and slide show presentation on Saturday, June 15 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Art Center in the Nadine Annand Gallery. Admission is free. For more information, please call 375.2208.


Times • June 7, 2013

Your achievements


Farr announces winners of Congressional Art Congressman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) has announced that Aptos High School senior Rachel Martin is the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery. Her winning piece, “Walking in Israel,” will be displayed in the halls of the Capitol along with other students’ works from across the country. “I would like to congratulate Rachel Martin on her inspiring piece, ‘Walking in Israel,’” said Farr. “It is great to see all of these wonderful pieces from the next generation of artists from the talent-rich Central Coast.” Martin will travel to Washington, D.C. courtesy of Southwest Airlines, to be honored at a Congressional Reception. She will also receive a $1500 renewable scholarship from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School sophomore Avi Sinai was named the second place winner with his piece, “Icarus in Santa Cruz.” Sinai’s artwork will be prominently displayed in Congressman Farr’s Washington, D.C. Office. San Benito High School senior Nick De Hoyos was named the third place winner, with “Homeless in the Land of Prosperity.” His piece will be displayed in the congressman’s Salinas office. The Congressional Art Competition was open to all high school students in the 20th Congressional District. A total of 22 entries were submitted from eight schools from the Central Coast. The entries were judged by Tobin Keller, instructor of art, gallery director and co-chair program at Cabrillo College. The Artistic Discovery competition encourages and recognizes the artistic talents of young Americans. Students are allowed to submit various styles and types of art, ranging from paintings and drawings to photography and mixed media pieces. The winners are determined using criteria based on originality, skill of execution, excellence in use of materials and conceptual strength of the project. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nation-wide competition. Last year, Aptos High School student Holly Hernandez, was awarded first place for her entry, titled “Right to Bare Arms.” The 2013 Congressional Art Competition winners include: First place: Rachel Martin, Aptos High School, senior, “Walking in Israel.” Medium: digital photography Second place: Avi Sinai, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, sopho-

Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce Installs New Board of Directors

Michael Bekker (Cannery Row Company) has been elected chairman of the board for the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce for 2013-2014. Elected officers are Michael Krokower (Grand Avenue Flooring and Interiors), first vice chairman; Ed Flatley (Seven Gables Inn), second vice chairman; Julie Davis (Vivolo’s Chowder House and Coldwell Banker Real Estate), secretary; and Michael Adamson (Monterey County Bank), treasurer. Henry Nigos (Nigos Investments) remains on the board as immediate past chairman. Board members are Joe Shammas (Pacific Grove Travel); Hank Armstrong (Monterey Bay Aquarium); Bill Derowski (Pacific Grove Hardware); Rosemary Valuch (Carried Away and Miss Trawick’s Garden Shop); Mairead Hennesy (Asilomar Conference Grounds); Adrianne Jonson (Artisana Gallery); Dr. Brian Lackey (Lackey Dental Group).

First place: “Walking in Israel.” Rachel Martin, Aptos High School, senior, Medium: digital photography

Michael Bekker

Cara Maria Hernandez graduates from USD Second place: “Icarus in Santa Cruz” by Avi Sinai, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, sophomore, Medium: mixed media.

Third place: “ Homeless In The Land of Prosperity” by Nick De Hoyos, San Benito High School, senior, Medium: black and white charcoal on tone paper. more, “Icarus in Santa Cruz.” Medium: mixed media. Third place: Nick De Hoyos, San Benito High School, senior, “ Homeless In The Land of Prosperity.” Medium: black and white charcoal on tone paper. Honorable Mentions: 1. Dominique De Leon, Harbor High School, “831F.” 2. Mirla Ramirez, San Benito HS, “Bounty of the County.” 3. Cara Marie May Esteban, San Benito HS, “California Dreaming #3.” 4. Graden Golston-Kreyche, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, “ The San Lorenzo River.” 5. Avalon Ashley, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, “My Vietnamese Grandmother, 1967.”

Robert Miller graduates from St. Olaf College Robert Miller of Carmel graduated from St. Olaf College. Miller, who earned distinction in English, is an American Studies and English major. He is the son of David and Sally Miller . St. Olaf President David R. Anderson awarded 689 diplomas to the class of 2013. In his remarks he told the graduating seniors, “You didn’t come to St. Olaf simply to earn a degree; rather, you chose this community of teachers and learners to help you to discern, and to prepare you for, a vocation; to prepare you for a life of engaged citizenship in the communities where you will live; and to help you to form and deepen the values that will guide you from this time forward.” St. Olaf College offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition as a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Widely known for its programs in mathematics, the natural sciences, and music, St. Olaf also provides opportunities for interdisciplinary study.

Cara Maria Hernandez of Pebble Beach graduated from the University of San Diego on May 26, earning a bachelor’s degree in French. The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and the creation of ethical leaders. Chartered in 1949, the school enrolls approximately 8,300 undergraduate and graduate full-time equivalent students. USD has a long history of public service and was recently recognized as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka, the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. The University’s academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the schools of Business Administration, Law, Leadership and Education Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, Peace, the Department of Engineering and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education.

Caroline Joslyn Felix named to Dean’s List

Caroline Joslyn Felix of Carmel has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2013 semester. She is majoring in Health Science. To be named to the Dean’s List, Felix achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. Ranked No. 25 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major land-grant, science and engineering-oriented research university.

Laudan Alana Yavari of Carmel graduates

Laudan Alana Yavari of Carmel graduated from the University of San Diego on May 26, earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing. The university is a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and the creation of ethical leaders. Chartered in 1949, the school enrolls approximately 8,300 undergraduate and graduate fulltime equivalent students.


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June 7, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

Jane Roland

Animal Tales and Other Random Thoughts

The Roar of the Greasepaint

Last night I watched the final installment of Smash, a Steven Spielberg production featuring musical theater and dramatic actors. The songs were written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman of Hairspray fame. In the opinion of this humble critic, the show was beyond good. I enjoyed it enormously. It was cancelled, cancelled because there was no audience, cancelled because it was moved around, and cancelled because no one under 49 was interested in seeing it. So we are stuck with horror, reality and programs that are designed to titillate. I am a huge television fan (when I am able to find something I enjoy), because I like to be entertained and appreciate acting. My children cringe when I ask about a show they might have watched. Wait until they are my age, it is what we have. Mother talked about The Wild, Wild West, The Brady Bunch and other programs of the time. Her colored television set was her best friend. I rolled my eyes. Little did I know. Smash was as close to live theater one can find on television, other than the rare times PBS offers Broadway shows filmed live. I have no idea when I first went to the theater. It is doubtful that there was much to offer on the army posts where we were stationed, so my parents, theater devotees both, made do with movies. After my father’s death and the move to Tucson, Mother availed herself of the community theater productions and the rare traveling troupes. The first play I recall was Jr. Miss which Moss Hart penned in the early forties. I loved it. We went to plays presented at the college (University of Arizona) and, before long, I was enrolled in acting classes. There was a serious drawback to my “career,” I could remember lines better than most and my diction was pretty good. I was, however, shy to the point of becoming ill. I went off to boarding school when I was 13 and was considered one of the best thespians, but I was performing for my peers and teachers. Even so, my stomach churned, I got through each performance by removing my glasses so faces were a blur. As long as I didn’t trip over anything I was fine (I was almost blind due to severe myopia). I had been writing most of my life, always a reporter; occasionally editor of school papers, which proved to be fortuitous. When I matriculated to college my major was journalism, my minor dramatic art. It all went amazingly well until I had to perform in circle theater where the audience was inches away. Even the blindness didn’t help and I froze with fear, the lines flew from my head.I decided that this was not for me; I was a better audience than actor. I changed my minor to English/philosophy. I graduated and moved to San Francisco, the Mecca of theatrical entertainment. When we had one penny to rub against another, we went to the theater, sitting in the pigeons’ nest. We dressed for the opera; although we were standing room only, and movies at least once a week, generally in the little art venues. It was the best of times; I loved my advertising career and enjoyed life immensely. I met and married Larry Devine and moved to Germany. After his release from the military, we lived in Miami. One thing that Larry and I had in common was the love for entertainment, it was a reemergence of jazz and we were fortunate to see many of the top performers due to his job as an Entertainment Critic for the Miami Herald. We saw play after play, many of which performed in Coconut Grove as Zev Buffman, the producer, of Broadway fame started in our town and had connections with artists such as Neil Simon. Unfortunately, the love of theater and movies was about all that was left of our marriage. Because we had two children, Jay (John Justin) DeVine and Ellen (Morse) DeVine, whom we both adored, the marriage hung on by the tattered thread longer than it should. After we were divorced, he made theater tickets available. The children and I had some wonderful experiences watching the actors tread the boards. Five years later I had returned to California and married an old friend, John Roland. John shared the love of theater, not so much movies.We went to San Francisco, whenever possible, to take in the Broadway traveling shows. However, he, as did I, also loved local productions. We have been season ticket holders of MPC theater for forty years, we saw Grovemont evolve into Pac. Rep, were on the board of Children’s Experimental Theater, and I with Froman. We supported Circle Theater, Forest Theater, Hidden Valley, Unicorn, Western Stage and more, and today The Paper Wing Theatre (where son, Jay, performs). We no longer go to San Francisco or New York — it is too expensive and, in the case of the latter, too difficult. Do we miss the involvement? To some degree we do, as it is fun to see the actors who have made it. One thing to remember is that we have in our midst performers who are as good as those who are professional (big professionals). They simply have not been discovered and, in some cases, choose to remain “big fish in a little pond.” Some recognized fame but elected to return or come to the Monterey Peninsula. We have extraordinary actors, directors, set and costume designers, musicians, and those behind the scenes. Some of the productions here are as good as those that were in the major theatrical cities. I pity the “theatrical snobs”; they don’t know what they are missing. Recently we were invited to tour the renovated MPC Theater complex. It is glorious “very uptown,” with dressing rooms fit for Liza Minnelli, elevators, comfortable seats and all of the amenities one could wish. The production of Moss Hart’s Light Up The Sky was delightful. I have come full circle. Jane Roland manages the AFRP Treasure Shop in Pacific Grove. She is a member of Pacific Grove Rotary Club and lives in Monterey with husband, John, four animals and a high definition television set. or 649-0657

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Printmaking workshops

Barbara Furbush will present Prints 101 at the Pacific Grove Art Center on Saturday, June 1 from 1 – 4 p.m. Participants will handle prints, tools and materials of the four basic processes to gain a broad understanding of prints. The class is designed for any level of experience. Class size is limited; the registration fee is $15. Contact Barbara at 310-562-3155 or send an email to to register or for further information. This session is an introduction to a series of workshops called Printmaking Sampler. On the first Saturday of the following months a hands-on workshop will be offered for print process, including screen printing on July 6; relief printmaking on August 3; and intaglio printing on September 7. Workshop fees will vary. Barbara Furbush received an MFA in printmaking at CSULB in 1985. Her works have been exhibited regularly in Los Angeles. She opened her print studio in the Pacific Grove Art Center a year ago. and offers workshops and individual sessions on an appointment basis. PGAC is located at 568 Lighthouse Avenue.

Behavior training classes start soon at SPCA

Affordable training classes start next week at the Monterey County SPCA. Classes include Family Dog, Puppy, Out and About, Agility for Fun, Sniff and Search, Tricks and Games, and more. Register online or learn more at Could your dog use a little help walking gently on a leash or coming when called? The SPCA now offers a special two-hour workshop on loose leash walking and a one-hour recall intensive workshop. These low-cost classes are made possible by the support of generous donors. The SPCA for Monterey County is a nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. It is not a chapter of any other agency and does not have a parent organization. It shelters homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provides humane education and other services to the community. Call Beth Brookhouser at 264-5469 for more informatiion.

The Monterey Community Band Presents

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Sunday, June 9, 2013 2:00 p.m. Monterey Peninsula College Music Hall (M-1) 980 Fremont Street * Free Admission *

Enjoy the sounds of Classical and Jazz Music Through these featured selections: “New World Symphony”, by Dvorak “Procession of Nobles”, by Rimsky Korsakov “Orpheus in der Unterwelt”, by Offenbach “Take Five”, by Desmond (A Tribute to Dave Brubeck) “Slaughter o Tenth Avenue”, by Rodgers featuring George Peterson on Piano “St. Louis Blues”, by Handy and more . . sponsored by City of Monterey Recreation and Monterey Peninsula College

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Times • June 7, 2013 Open Mic to feature Martin Dodds

Whale tales from old Monterey

Tim Thomas, well-known fisheries historian and Monterey Bay waterfront tour guide, will talk about one of Monterey’s more unique and least understood fisheries – whaling -- when he talks to the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Cetacean Society on Thursday, June 27. He will use historic photos, film and oral histories to illustrate the details. The program, free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Boat Works Building at Hopkins Marine Station, 120 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove. More information is available at Thomas, historian/curator at the Monterey Maritime Museum for 16 years, has been researching Monterey Bay fisheries for 25 years and has written two books on the subject and is now working on a third about “Pop” Ernest Doelter, the “abalone king” who found cooking methods that turned the bait-fish mollusks into dining delicacies. He’ll talk about “Pop” and other little known history, including how a wealthy sport fisherman introduced catch ideas that revolutionized the fishing industry and made Monterey world famous.

Writer Martin Dodds will be featured reader at Writers’ Open Mic on Thursday, June 20 at the East Village Coffee Lounge from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Writers’ Open Mic is a free monthly event open to the public every third Thursday. Writers are invited to come early and sign up for a five to seven minute reading from any genre: prose, screenplay, poetry and essay. The guest reader will read 15-20 minutes form his or her work. Martin Dodd, a founding member of the Central Coast Writers chapter of the California Writers Club, began creative writing in 1966, and in 1968 he won Hartnell’s Spectrum Magazine short fiction award. Dodd then shifted from writing to community service, founding and directing Sun Street Centers alcohol and drug recovery and prevention programs. After retirement, and a writing hiatus of 34 years, he resumed creative writing in 2002 at the age of 67 as a participant in the Pebbles Writers group at Thunderbird bookstore. He contributed several poems and stories to that group’s 2003 anthology, “The Barmaid, the Bean Counter and the Bungee Jumper.” His short fiction has been published online and in print in a variety of literary magazines. He has received awards and recognition in numerous writing contests, including the 2008 East of Eden Conference, where he took awards in three categories: poetry, play writing, and short fiction. In 2011 he won the Central Coast Writers’ short fiction contest with his story “Cold Turkey.” The coffee lounge is located at 498 Washington Street in Monterey. Email or call 601-9195 for more information.

International Film Festival to feature documentary films The 14th Annual International Film Festival, presented by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association, will be held Friday through Sunday, November 1 – 3. As in past years, the festival will screen diverse international documentary films, all designed to raise awareness and to educate and mobilize the community about critical global issues All sessions will take place in the Golden State Theatre at 417 Alvarado in downtown Monterey. More information about the festival will be made available at: under “Future Events.” The Monterey Bay Chapter of UNA is an all-volunteer organization of more than 700 members and is one of the largest and most active UNA chapters in the

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Sons of Norway will screen ‘Kon Tiki’

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The next meeting of Sons of Norway, Aasgaarden Lodge on Saturday, June 15 will feature a showing of the Academy Award winning Documentary, “Kon Tiki.” Filmed in 1947, this Norwegian film shows the expedition led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl. It has an introduction explaining Heyerdahl’s theory and then shows diagrams and images of the building of the raft and its launch from Peru. The whole film was shot by the crew, entirely in black and white, on a single 16 mm camera. The meeting will be held in the Monterey Public Library Community Room at 2 p.m. It is open to the public and admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Call 373-8316 for more information.

Paola Berthoin to Lead Hike and Reflective Art Making at Garland Park

Carmel Valley artist Paola Berthoin will lead a special Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District “Let’s Go Outdoors” hike on Saturday, June 8 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. starting at the Garland Ranch Regional Park Visitor Center. She will lead a gentle hike followed by readings from the IPPY-award-winning book, “Passion for Place: Community Reflections on the Carmel River Watershed.” She will invite attendees to sketch, write and draw a sensory map of their experience. The event is open to all ages and is free of charge. Participants should bring a journal and drawing materials and meet at the park’ visitor center which is approximately 8.6 miles from Highway 1 on Carmel Valley Road, or one mile west of Los Laureles Grade. To register, go to For more information, call 372-3196. Berthoin’s book will be available for sale prior to the class at the Wildflower Show held that same day at the park. “Passion for Place” was designed and published by Berthoin. Co-edited by John Dotson, Laura Bayless and Paola Berthoin, the book features stories, poems, and essays by members of the Carmel River Watershed community, plus paintings, photographs, and drawings. From the top of the watershed out to the ocean, the anthology captures the importance of water and nature, their beauty and serenity, and their capacity to inspire creativity. The book and CD reveal the collective power that stories, art and nature have to connect people with each other. In the tradition of John Muir and Rachel Carson, Berthoin and her colleagues are heralding the significance of reconnecting to the natural world. In 1999, the Carmel River was determined to be one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the United States by the organization American Rivers. The plight of the federally-listed Carmel River steelhead and threatened red-legged frog are but two species dependent on a healthy Carmel River, and are catalysts, in part, for creating this book.

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Hospice Foundation names new president and CEO Hospice Foundation has appointed Siobhan Greene as its new president and chief executive officer, succeeding Alice Kinsler who last summer announced her plans to retire at the end of June. Greene, who has served as executive director of Voices for Children-CASA of Monterey County since 2005, will begin her new post with the Foundation on August 5. “After a nationwide search, we are thrilled to find someone of Greene’s caliber locally to lead Hospice Foundation into the future,” said Ralph Thompson III, chair of the Hospice Foundation board of directors. “She brings many years of experience in nonprofit executive management, fundraising, board governance, financial and analytical acumen to her new position,” said Thompson. “The board and staff could not be more thrilled with her selection.” “I am very honored to be chosen for this position and look forward to working with such a fine board and staff,” said Greene. “The work of Hospice Foundation is critical to supporting dignified and compassionate end-of-life care and ensuring services are available throughout our community.” Greene has a long history as an advocate for children’s issues and involvement in the community. She joined CASA in 2002 as director of development, becoming executive director three years later. Prior to that she was director of marketing for Four Sisters Inn in Monterey, and has served in other administrative and management capacities locally and in the Bay Area. Under Greene’s leadership, Voices for Children - CASA has grown dramatically in both its service to children and its role to help improve the foster care system. The organization has quadrupled in size, serves hundreds of children a year, has been recognized with numerous awards, and successfully launched San Benito County CASA, which, effective July 1, will be an independent entity. She holds a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from St. Joseph’s College, in Brentwood, New York. She serves on and is the immediate past chair of the Juvenile Justice Commission for Monterey County; is a board member for the California CASA Association and Community Alliance for Safety and

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Times • June 7, 2013

Canterbury Woods welcomes new residents

“Best decision I ever made!” It seemed to be the consensus at the dinner party Canterbury Woods hosted honoring the current year’s most recent move-ins. A committee of residents plans this annual event as a welcoming gesture, celebrating their newest neighbors as the guests-of-honor. The evening started with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails accompanied by Michael Martinez on the piano. Moving on to the dining room the culinary staff prepared a special menu for the occasion. Seated at the head table which was festooned in purple and lavender with flowers to match, the guests-of-honor basked in the sense of community and family shared by Canterbury Woods residents. Left, top: Barbara Allgood lets Michael Martinez know he is always a favorite with the residents Left, bottom: Diane Garrison and Lola George welcome Jeanne Hope Below: Carol Joy and Anita Dyer share the guests-of-honor experience

Special Kids Crusade to host casino night

One in 700 children is born with Down syndrome. One in 303 children is born with cerebral palsy. One in 50 children is born with autism. Having a child is always a gamble. For families with the one in six children born each year with some sort of developmental disability, every day presents special challenges. Special Kids Crusade helps “special families” by offering support, building awareness and developing resources so life isn’t so uncertain. This June, supporters can take a gamble to benefit Special Kids Crusade’s mission at their Special Kids Crusade Casino Night, being held on Friday, June 7 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey. Enjoy a buffet dinner, hosted wine bar, live music and, of course lots of casino fun. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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Pacific Grove

Sports Finishing Touches

Pacific Grove Track Club Hosts Meet June 1

Photo by Skyler Lewis

Workers are putting the final touches on the new children’s pool at Lovers Point, and are actually beginning to fill it with water. Recreation Coordinator Don Mothershead has his fingers crossed, and says we can “pencil in” a grand opening for Friday, June 21 at 12:30. “We’re talking about a free rec swim day in the afternoon of that day,” The pool is set to be open seven days a week for the rest of the summer. A closing date for the end of the season is not set but Mothershead hopes to keep it open for as long as possible, considering the “tremendous community effort” that went into getting it built. The city is hiring five lifeguards, with appplications still open for more. For more information on becoming a lifeguard, call Don Mothershead at 648-3130.

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

“I’ve Got Rhythm...”

Tempo and rhythm is a big part of any sport that requires consistency. When I see golfers on the lesson tee - usually new players - they often use too much upper body which means hitting with the arms. The lower body is almost non-existent, so what takes over is fast arms and fast tempo. Here is a drill which will help control the arms: Say out loud “Freddy Couples.” Freddy is a PGA tour player. “Freddy” on the back swing and “Couples” on the down swing. This will help you feel the pace of the swing. Have fun, see ya next week.

Some 15 youth from the Pacific Grove Track Club participated in a Time Trials event on Sat., June 1. There were about 150 participants from Fort Ord, Marina, Boys Club and Pacific Grove. Photos by Don Mothershead.


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Otter Views Post nautical sailing A Tuesday bicycle spin took me to a corner of Monterey Harbor where a squadron of dinghies had raised sail. The small white boats bobbed in line like ducklings as the sailing coach called out final instructions. At the tiller of each boat, a young girl or boy awaited the signal to cast off. Another young sailor sat forward, ready to let out the jib, take in the sheets, or whatever it is that makes boats go. For someone who has spent a lifetime a stone’s skip from the ocean, I know lamentably little about sailing, and I’m much the worse for that. So I was heartened to see young mariners with their boats lined up smartly along the wharf and their life vests snugly secured. Someone is covering what I missed. At length the whole flotilla set off. Without collision or clamor, they rode a soft southwesterly breeze down the narrow channel. Because the kids knew what to do, the boats smoothly negotiated a virtual Scylla and Charybdis of docks, pilings, pleasure craft, fishing trawlers, buoys and barnacles. Soon only the peaks of the sails were visible, floating serenely as clouds beyond a thicket of masts and spars. Pushing off on my bike, I felt unreasonably happy. It pleases even a landlubber to know that ancient maritime arts are vouchsafed to a new generation. Sailing is on my horizon these days as San Francisco prepares to host its first America’s Cup. The races would be history-making for the site alone, but the advent of hydrofoil catamarans powered by computer-trimmed Kevlar “wings” puts this Cup in a class by itself. In pre-race trials, these sleek new racers reportedly have reached speeds of 40 knots (46 miles per hour) skimming across the wind-whipped, Ovaltine-colored waters of San Francisco Bay. Or not skimming, in a couple of notable cases. Already, two boats have “pitch-poled” after their sharp bows dug too deeply into the waves. One boat was wrecked; the second pinned and drowned its best crewman. These ruinous setbacks have prompted some longing for the kinder, gentler America’s Cups of yore, when boats had a single hull, several canvas sails, and no crew fatalities. That desire is understandable, as the new boats seem almost post-nautical; closer to aircraft than watercraft. Their designs are so radical, their tolerances so unforgiving, and their velocities so great that they bear comparison not to previous boats, but to other speed record aspirants. Remember the “X-1?” I recall as a kid watching flickery black-and-white “Movietone News” footage of a stubby rocket plane designed to break the sound barrier, or two sound barriers, or something. Because this quest would subject the pilot to extreme new forces, the training included terrifying rides aboard a “rocket sled.”

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The Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association continues to team up with Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas, who is offering monthly walking tours at theWharf on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon. On Saturday, June 1 the walk will focus on the 200 -year history of the Wharf and neighborhood. Tours meet at the head of the Wharf near the pink Harbor House store. Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at 521-3304 or via email The tour is for ages 10–adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and kids under 15 are $15. Group Rates are also available. For thousands of years people have made their living fishing the Monterey Bay, beginning with the Rumsien Ohlone, the native people of the Monterey area. From abalone to rockfish, everything was fished and utilized and the Monterey Bay was a multi-cultural stew, made up of whalers from the Azores, squid fishermen from China, salmon fishermen and abalone divers from Japan, and Sicilians fishing sardines in the “dark of the moon.” This tour of Old Fisherman’s Wharf and the waterfront will go back in time to explore the history of the Monterey Wharf, early history of the waterfront. Tim Thomas, fourth-generation native of the Monterey area, is a popular speaker and tour guide. For 16 years he was historian and curator for the Monterey Maritime & History Museum and has worked with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, California State Parks and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. He is author of “The Japanese on the Monterey Peninsula” and co-author of “Monterey’s Waterfront.” For more information, go to

New decorating event for Feast of Lanterns

Neil Armstrong and the X-15-1

The pilot would be strapped into this contraption like a human cannonball. At some unseen signal, flame would belch from the undercarriage, firing the sled along its track like a bullet. Close-ups then showed this acceleration turning the handsome young test pilot into Dorian Gray. His head would tilt back, his goggled eyes would bulge hideously, his neck and cheeks would start to flap, and every inch of visible skin would ripple like a flag. At the end of its run, the sled would slam into a water trough, sending up a huge explosion of superheated spray. “Can this possibly be worth it?” I wondered even then. “Will his face stay like that?” But as usual, I underestimated the human capacity for suffering, risk and reward. After many jet sled tests, the X-1 broke whatever record it had set out to break, and copious glory followed. So did the X-2, the X-10, and all the other Xs that led to space flight. That process cost any number of lives along the way. The same could be said for land speed records. As each new generation of jet-fueled motorcycles and chute-popping rocket cars blasted over the salt flats, vehicles spun out of control and drivers paid with their lives. Those were rogue speed record attempts, one might argue, not internationally sanctioned races. But racing can be fatal too, as any Nascar fan will attest. Whatever the course – be it land, sea or air – someone is crashing and burning on it. Tragically, even thoroughbred horses break up and die, and they have little say in that fate. OK coach, tacking back to starboard. Given the rocket sled trajectory of human ambition, the America’s Cup is not likely to return to single hulls and canvas sails anytime soon. The catamarans should make this year’s races the fastest and most dangerous ever, and that should bring out whatever fans aren’t rooting for the Giants. Come to think of it, with the right stadium seat, you could probably do both.

The Feast of Lanterns Board of Directors is proud to announce “Lighting the Way” – Lantern Award, new for 2013. This is a chance for those folks in our community that do a beautiful job decorating their house for the Feast of Lanterns to be acknowledged. If you are interested in being considered for the award, please message or share a picture of your decorated home in Pacific Grove and it will be forwarded to the Queen Mom Linda Lyon. At the beginning of July the Royal Court will spend an afternoon touring our lovely town and selecting their favorite decorated home or business. Each member of the Royal Court will select their favorite. Then a time will be set up to have your home or business photographed with the member of the Royal Court that selected you. It will be posted on Facebook. “We hope to make this an annual tradition,” said a board member. “In the Blue Willow Myth, the Mandarin proclaims that everyone will carry lighted lanterns to 'Light the Way' so he can find his daughter,” said the spokesperson. “This part of the story shows that light leads us to love, and that love transforms us. The Mandarin, Queen Topaz and her love Chang are all transformed through the process of seeking love. We hope to cultivate love and light in our community. This new award is a way to do this and share some community fun.”

Hybrid buses now serving Pacific Grove

In their latest alternative fuel initiative, Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) has introduced hybrid buses to their fleet. Four 30-passenger hybrid minibuses were put into service over the Memorial Day weekend. The new buses are currently operating on Line 1 in Pacific Grove and Line 24 Carmel Valley Grapevine Express with service to downtown Carmel. They are designated with a special symbol signifying that they provide a “hybrid ride.” The hybrid diesel electric vehicles are expected to last about two years and 50,000 miles longer than the current gaso-

line buses while improving fuel efficiency by approximately 30 percent and reducing emissions. The four hybrid minibuses were paid for mostly by funding obtained through a competitive Federal Transit Administration Clean Fuels grant in the amount of $685,619. MST was one of only two transit projects in the state, and 28 nationwide to benefit from the grant that is based on the project’s ability to achieve or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide for transit buses.

Times • June 7, 2013 Forest Hill Manor


Manorisms Mama’s Washday By Rusty Headley Forest Hill Manor

Washday at our house was the first pretty day of the week, for washing was done the old-fashioned way: by hand. Sunshine was a must to ensure dry laundry before nightfall. There was no electricity, no running water, no labor-saving devices to simplify this chore for our family of seven. Papa, a two horse farmer, drew water from the well to fill the big black washpot standing on three spindly legs in the back yard. The older children helped by filling two big galvanized washtubs from the well or from rain barrels. On washday, Mama cooked breakfast long before daylight, while Papa built a fire of split wood under the washpot before going out to milk the cows. By daylight, Mama had several piles of sorted laundry. The first pile had papa’s white Sunday shirt, and the Sunday damask table cloth. The other piles were according to color and fabric, leaving the last one the dirtiest overalls and sweaty work shirts. After breakfast, Mama started the washing ritual by slicing a chunk of home-made lye soap into the steaming washpot, stirring it briskly to make suds. Then as she pre-washed the first pile before punching each piece into the hot soapy water with an old broomstick, Mama would hum a tune, and break into snatches of song with a clear soprano voice, as she scrubbed each piece of laundry on the scrub board. Finally, the clothes were hung on the clothes lines by the garden fence. As she took the laundry out to hang in the yard, her voice rang out with hymns of her Southern Baptist upbringing. “Oh, the land of a cloudless day,” she sang. “Oh the land of an unclouded sky.” Seeing the laundry billowing in the breeze, she felt herself in need of soul-searching and sang, “Are you washed in the blood?” “Are your garments spotless, Are they white as snow?” Mama had rubbedm scrubbed, boiled , “renched,” blued and hung, and had sung, “Glo-o-r-ry to His na-a-me’” and thenw ondered, “Will there be any stars in my crown?” Mama’s spiritual time-out was over, and tucked away until next washday.

Local Fish Stories:

Cannery Row and Steelhead Trout

Cannery Row is rather familiar to most of us who live on the Monterey Peninsula. Even so, a large group, including some from Forest Hill, attended the recent Gentrain lecture on Cannery Row. And we learned a few new things. Apparently, it was a shortage of salmon which turned the local interest to fishing for sardines. Sardines were brought in, unloaded out in the water and pumped into the factories through large pipes. Actually, two thirds of them never came on the market as fish, but as fish meal or fertilizer, and it was the process of producing this in large reduction tanks which caused the awful smell attached to Cannery Row and, depending on the wind, Monterey and Pacific Grove as well. Those of us who were raised in the east knew sardines to be small fish, perhaps four inches long, but Monterey sardines were mostly nine to eleven inches, and we had to make special cans for them. This lecture by local historian Michael Hemp, generously illustrated, was well worth attending. Another difference between East and West: Recently, the dinner menu at Forest Hill Manor featured Steelhead Trout as one of the major menu items. Now, those of us who are from the East know about trout, for our rivers and streams lure thousands of fishermen in trout season. Trout is a beautiful white fish and when cooked properly, delicious. So we looked forward to the dinner’s trout, only to be perplexed when it was red and looked and tasted like salmon, not trout at all. It didnt take us Easterners long to find out that all trout is in the salmon family, even our Eastern white-mean Brook Trout.

Bonsai demonstration

Our own Tony Ayres and Richard Guillon, both members of the Monterey Bonsai Club, gave a talk and demonstration on Bonsai trees. Mr. Guillon did most of the talking, explaining details about bonsai trees and their culture. Starting with the name, it is pronounced bone-sai. with a slight emphasis on the second syllable. In Japan, bonsai is a profession, here an art. Most bonsais survive best outdoors and may require wind and water every day. They grow slowly. To demonstrate, they started with a bushy juniper, about nine inches around . It was taken out of a pot about six inches deep and Tony, looking as if he were all but killing it, cut away most of the root structure and the soil in which it was potted. Then Richard, with a variety of small tools, nipped here and there and cut away a large part of the foliage, finally putting wire around the branches which were left, he ended with a bonsai plant in a shallow dish, and with a small decorative rock to cover an imperfection in the trunk. An interesting and skillful presentation!

Forest Hill Manor Reading Group

Washing for the family outdoors in Queensland. The women are waiting for the clothes to boil up in the copper and one stands by with a washtub and washboard to give the clothes and extra scrub. Possibly Rockburgh Farm, near Caboolture. Date circa 1925

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The May meeting of the Reading Group featured a wide variety of books, including “My Grandfather’s Blessings,” a book of short essays which Madeline described as something of a “place of refuge. Anita described a mystery novel, “Maisie Dobbs,” and Kay gave a short review of “Proof of Heaven.” Other books, briefly noted, were “Mission to Paris,” “Sky Burial,” abd “Aviator’s Wife.” Libraries and other sources of books were discussed, as well as sources for audio books, It was also announced that the June meeting of the group is expected to feature a Pacific Grove author.

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My Woman of the Year Speech: And a Challenge Last weekend I was honored to be selected as Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula’s Woman of the Year. I was duly shocked and amazed at receiving this honor because I truly enjoy doing what I do for Meals on Wheels and never thought of receiving this honor. Part of being the WOTY ( woman of the year) requires me to write and deliver a speech to the 140 guests that were gathered at the Women Who Care luncheon that was held at the top of the Marriott Hotel in Monterey. Below is the transcript of my speech for your reading pleasure. I edited out some of the ‘family thank you stuff’ so it could fit into the newspaper. Good afternoon and thank you for coming! I always thought that any recognition I would receive would be posthumous, so I gotta say…I am REALLY happy to be here. I am very honored by this award and your warm reception. I am pleased that my mother was able to be here today as she was the one who instilled in me the values of ‘taking care of others’…even if that meant picking up a total stranger who was walking to the grocery store with a baby in a stroller….. ‘charity’ ( as in “ charity begins at home” ) and yes, ‘hospitality’ which by definition is “The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors or strangers.” In short, she trained me (unknowingly) to be a restaurateur, a word that actually means “to restore.” Hopefully, after 35 years in the business, my fellow restaurauteurs in this room will be able “ to restore” my sanity because God knows that only the certifiably insane are in the restaurant business. It has been my pleasure to have worked with many of the people in this room. When I say your name, please indulge me by standing up to be recognized….Mr. David Bindel who was the owner of numerous eateries in the area including The Kings Cross Station, The

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Arts & Events

Up and Coming Boyhood Shadows to air on KQED Casino night

Stories of male survivors of childhood sexual assault fundraiser to

One in six boys is sexually molested by the age of 16. In the groundbreaking documentary Boyhood Shadows: I Swore I’d Never Tell, Monterey filmmakers Steve Rosen and Terri DeBono (makers of Accidental Hero and Beyond Barbed Wire) and Executive Producer, Regina Scully (The Invisible War and Miss Representation) explore the life-long emotional carnage of this epidemic. Brave and unflinching, Boyhood Shadows shines a light on the strength of the human spirit and brings a platform to those who thought they were voiceless. Filmed in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New Jersey, Boyhood Shadows chronicles the journey of five men whose lives were changed by childhood sexual assault. Seeking help through one of just a handful of support groups for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, these survivors continued to suffer in secret. Family and friends were kept in the dark and at a loss to understand the trauma they were experiencing. With the cooperation of the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, the filmmakers were allowed inside one of these support groups. The filmmakers create an intimate, personal look into the lives of the survivors. Spouses, family members and friends, healthcare and law enforcement professionals, consultants, authors, actors and politicians join them. Laura Dare, songwriter and composer, has created an emotional and heartfelt soundtrack that assists in delivering the film’s important message. At the film’s center is Glenn, a man who came under the power of a sexual predator as a young boy. Numbing his pain as a teen with alcohol and drugs, he held the secret and the shame from his family. Past and present are woven into the revelation of Glenn’s story.

Author Alice LaPlante coming to PG

Alice LaPlante, author of Turn of Mind, is coming to the Pacific Grove Public Library June 13 at 7:30 p.m. She has created a fascinating protagonist in Dr. Jennifer White: the main character has Alzheimer’s and is the main suspect in her best friend’s murder. As a result, Dr. White doesn’t remember all the details surrounding the incident, and the reader learns them with her as images float in and out of memory. It’s a great mystery, but at the same time it’s a poignant look into the disease and lends dignity to those who have it. LaPlante will also read a selection from her new book, due out this fall: Coming of Age at the End of Days. This one, she says, is about a 17-year-old girl who gets enamored with a doomsday cult, and goes on the road intending to fulfill a prophecy that will bring about the end of the world. Her novel, Turn of Mind, published by Grove Alice LaPlante Atlantic in 2011, became a New York Times, NPR, and American Independent Booksellers Association bestseller within a month of release, and also won several prestigious awards. LaPlante teaches creative writing at Stanford and San Francisco State Universities. The event is the latest in the “Meet the Author Series” hosted by Friends of the PG Library. Suggested donation to benefit the library is $10; refreshments are included.

Film and Filmmaker Series Continues The Museum of Monterey will host the first public screening of parts two (“Summer Was Drunken”) and three (“Raw Deal”) of the five-part “Joe Cupcake Chronicles” on Sunday, June 9. The films will be presented in the 100-seat theater as part of MoM’s ongoing Film and Filmmaker Series. Writer, filmmaker and MoM executive director Mark Baer will be present at the reception prior to the screenings and afterwords to answer questions and greet guests. Joe Cupcake, existential everyman and creature of the

zeitgeist, ponders God, sex, art and guilt in these feature length videos comprised of music, collage, photography, video art and spoken word. “Raw Deal” will show at 1 p.m. “Summer Was Drunken” will be screened at 3 p.m. Admission is free to members; others pay $5., which includes admission to the museum. The museum is located at 5 Custom House Plaza in Monterey. For more information, please contact Mark Baer at 236-9922

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Monterey-based not-for-profit organization Special Kids Crusade is hosting a casino night on Friday, June 7 from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Monterey to raise funds in support of its mission to serve the over 7,000 children with disabilities and their families in Monterey County. The fund-raising event will feature 10 casino tables, live music, a silent auction and raffle. Attendees will be treated to a light dinner and dessert buffet which will include hosted wine all evening long. A no-host bar will also offer beverages for purchase. Ticket prices are $75 per person. VIP tables for ten are also available for purchase. Dr. James Collins, executive director of Special Kids Crusade, says that while hosting a casino night is a new idea for SKC, evening fund-raising events are not new to the organization. “Our annual Starry Night fund-raising dinners have always been successful. However, because their focus has been on highlighting the accomplishments of SKC over the previous year, a good percentage of our attendees were those already familiar with our mission and services. “Our hope with a casino night,” he explains, “is to appeal to those who are looking for a fun, entertaining evening and who may not already be familiar with what Special Kids Crusade is all about. With over 7,000 children, ages birth through 22, living with disabilities in Monterey County, chances are, if someone isn’t personally affected by having a family member with special needs, he/she knows someone who is. This is a great chance to become more familiar with how we are making a positive impact not only on individual children and their families, but also on the community-at-large.” To learn more about the event, to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets, visit or call 372-2730.

Heritage Society to hold lecture

Meg Clovis, local historian On Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m., the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove will present “Lost Towns of Monterey County,” a lecture by local historian Meg Clovis, focusing on Monterey County places that once flourished but are largely lost to the sands of time. All proceeds will benefit the Heritage Society. The event will be held at the Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center, on the Pacific Grove Middle School campus at 835 Forest Avenue. Tickets are free for Heritage Society Members, $10 for non-members and $15 for non-member families and couples. Call 372-2898 to order tickets or for more information. The Heritage Society is proud to present the talk by Meg Clovis, an acclaimed historian, author of two books on regional history, and an expert in Salinas Valley history. The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove was founded in 1975 and encourages the restoration and preservation of Pacific Grove’s historic buildings. The society strives to educate present day residents about local history and historic preservation. For more information call 372-2898 or email

St. Mary’s to hold Mega-Stash Yarn

St. Mary’s Church will hold a one-day yarn store mega-stash sale on Saturday, June 8 from noon until 4 p.m. A large amount of yarn as well as books, kits, magazines, buttons, needles and finished sweaters will be available for purchase. The yarn will be sold as lots of 8-12 skeins, many in original packaging. Yarn featured includes Rowan, Peer Gynt, Falcon, Jamiesons, Alice Starmore, Jaeger, Takhi, Annie Blatt, Bernat, Pingouin, Jo Sharp, Panda, Fleischers, Sofil, New Zealand Aran and others. For more information call 373-4441. The church is located at 146 12th Street.

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Chamber Chooses Joe Shammas to Receive James R. Hughes Citizen of the Year Award Joe Shammas, owner of Pacific Grove Travel who is involved in a wide range of community activities in both leadership and behind-the-scenes roles, will receive the James R. Hughes Citizen of the Year Award at the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce Installation of the Board of Directors and Special Awards Presentation on Saturday, June 22, at the InterContinental The Clement Hotel on Cannery Row. Six other awards also will be presented at the dinner. The Citizen of the Year Award is named for the late Dr. James Hughes, who was a well-known Pacific Grove dentist with a long history of community service as a city councilman, state coastal commissioner, water board member and in many other roles. The past recipients of the award selected Shammas.

Feast of Lanterns as the business liaison and permit chairman, in addition to raising funds from the business community. Over the years, Shammas has donated to many causes and volunteered for many groups and events. Among them are St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association, Candy Cane Lane Christmas Decoration Committee, Pacific Grove Pony Baseball and others. He is a native of Pacific Grove, graduated from Pacific Grove High School and Monterey Peninsula College and is certified by the Institute of Certified Travel Agents. He has two grown sons, Coby and Robbie.

Other Awards:

tablishment. Since Wilson’s tenure began last October, there has been a dramatic increase in business at Asilomar compared to the previous year. Group business rose by 14

tects of Monterey. For almost all of his time on the City Council, Huitt he has been the City’s representative on the Transpiration Agency for Monterey County (TAMC), the regional transportation planning agency, and is a former chairman of the agency board. Among the many projects he has been involved in, Huitt is most gratified by his efforts to improve pedestrian safety “to make Pacific Grove a good place for people to walk.”

Chairman of the Chamber Board, 2010-2013: Henry Nigos of Nigos Investments, 704 Forest Ave., Suite D. After three consecutive years as Chairman, an unusually long tenure, Nigos said he really enjoyed his service, adding, “It is easy to be Chairman because of the involvement of Chamber President Moe Ammar, Chamber volunteers and the entire Chamber membership.” Nigos, who began his career as a financial advisor

Business of the Year: Grove Market, a family-run business and a downtown Pacific Grove landmark headed by Charlie Higuera and his daughter, Kate Matuz. This is the forty-fourth year that the family has operated the market, which has a reputation for quality meat cut to customer’s needs, local produce and hot food, and has the flexibility to tailor

Scott Wilson percent, along with a boost in the average room rate and occupancy. Overall revenue increased 23 percent and new business is up 43 percent. Wilson attributed the increases to a pricing restructuring, more aggressive sales approach and staff training. Also helping sales, he said, has been a lot of physical improvement at Asilomar, including new pathways and room renovations. Wilson has been in the hospitality sales business for more than 25 years.

Kate Matuz and Charlie Higuera the type and sizes of its stock to meet the desires of its customers. Several family members are among the store employees, working in the meat department and elsewhere in the store. Among them are Kristy Mason, Ian Higuera, Vito Matuz, George Matuz and Johnny Mason.

Joe Shammas “I am so fortunate to be able to live and work in Pacific Grove and consequently to give back to the community,” Shammas said. About his reaction to being named Citizen of the Year, he said, “I was totally shocked. I knew I had volunteered a lot, but I never thought I was in a league with the former recipients of the award. It’s hard to accept an award for something I have enjoyed. It hasn’t been like work, it’s been enjoyable.” Shammas said members of his family have influenced him over the years to treat everybody with respect and dignity and to develop a dedication of service. His community service has been an outgrowth of his work as a travel agent. “Through my business, I have had an opportunity to serve, to treat clients like my friends and family and to help them,” he said. “It’s a great feeling helping people to realize their dream vacation. It’s a happy business. People never forget where they went. They remember everything. ” Shammas’ travel agency, currently located at 593 Lighthouse Ave., has been in business for 33 years. He got involved in many community service programs through Pacific Grove Rotary. For example, while he was president of Rotary in 2007-08, Rotary began supporting the I-Help program at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church and Shammas was chairman, as well as starting the Smiles for Life scholarship program for kids who could not afford braces, “with thanks to dentist Dr. Brian Lackey and orthodontist Dr. Chad Cassady.” With more than 20 years of service on the Chamber Board, Shammas was Board Chairman in 1992-93 and for many years was chairman of the Chamber food booth at the annual Good Old Days celebration. He is a past president and longtime member of the Monterey Peninsula YMCA’s Y’s Men’s Club and a past president of the Arab American Club. Shammas serves on the Board of the

• Henry Nigos in 2000, started Nigos Investments in 2009. Since settling in Pacific Grove in 2004, Nigos has been involved in community service, volunteering to serve on boards of community groups and in other capacities. He has been involved in the Pacific Grove Rotary, including serving as treasurer, and the Pacific Grove Auto Rally, as well as being a member of the oversight committee for the Pacific Grove Unified School District’s Measures D and X bond issues. •

an architectural designer and for eight years has worked for HGHB Archi-

Non-Profit of the Year: Beacon House, Executive Director Phyllis Meagher. Beacon House, located in a beautiful and recently rejuvenated turn-of-the last century Queen Anne Victorian mansion, offers extensive and multi-faceted drug and alcohol

Ambassador of the Year: Diane Glim, an advertising executive for Monterey Country Weekly and a Pacific Grove homeowner. Glim, with the Weekly for 11 years, has been a Chamber Ambassador for five years and is involved with ribbon cuttings, grand openings and otherwise welcoming new busi-

Phyllis Meagher

Public Official of the Year: Pacific Grove City Councilman Robert Huitt, who also serves as the Mayor Pro-Tem. Huitt has been a member of the City Council from 1994-2002 and from 2009 to the present. Also he served on the Pacific Grove Planning Commission from 1993-1994. He is

Robert Huitt

Diane Glim nesses to Pacific Grove. She also volunteers at special events and other Chamber activities. “I like to meet new businesses and find out about businesses opening in the area,” Glim said. She welcomed the opportunity to become an Ambassador as a way to meet more business people. Among her other community activities, Glim is the national Board President of the American Cetacean Society, the world’s first whale conservation organization; a Sea Otter Research and Conservation (SRAC) volunteer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium; and a volunteer for the California Sate Historic Parks as a trained docent. Also, she is an Ambassador Leader for the Professional Women’s Network of the Monterey Peninsula and has a California Master Naturalist certification from the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and UC Berkeley. •

Rookie of the Year: Scott Wilson, Director of Sales and Marketing at Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove’s largest lodging es-

treatment for adults through a 12-step recovery program combined with innovative solutions to meet changing needs. Its motto is Recovery for a Lifetime, One Day at a Time. For more than 50 years, Beacon House has helped thousands of people achieve long-term sobriety with programs tailored to individual needs. Services include residential, outpatient and follow-up treatment, detoxification, group and individual therapies and many other services. A wide range of levels and types of therapies are available. The state-of-the-are clinical staff of highly trained and experienced professional includes psychologists, licensed therapists and certified addiction recovery counselors. Beacon House’s many and varied programs include education for families about the treatment process, how to develop good nutritional plans to support recovery, and creation of day-to-day living skills on how to successfully live a drug- and alcohol-free life. The event begins with a no-host reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and entertainment at 7 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. For reservations and more information, contact the Chamber office at 373-3304.


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New You

Health and Wellness

Spring is in the air! Do you have the fever yet? “Then you should say what you mean,” the March Hare went on. “I do,” Alice hastily replied; “at least I mean what I say. That’s the same thing, you know.” - Lewis Carroll Yes, spring is in the air, right around the proverbial corner, and what better time, or excuse, if you really need one, to start celebrating life. We must start celebrating our lives today, if we dare! How about it? Has Spring Fever hit you yet? Start making time each and every day to do something special to celebrate you, all of your magnificence, your special gifts and talents, every unique thing that makes you who you are. Don’t wait another moment; begin now. Be in the Love now! In “scientific terms,” spring fever is defined as the time when many are filled with an increase in energy, vitality and sexual appetite. How many of you can say that you have experienced such? In addition, why, you may ask, does the search for love seem to run amok with spring fever? It is my opinion that most of us are constantly looking for love. With increased energy, that search for love is multiplied. Many people will do just about anything

Rhonda M. Farrah, M.A.

Wellness Empowerment to obtain the love they perceive they are missing. However, are you really lacking love? I have a dear friend who is a shaman and spiritual advisor. One of her most prolific quotes is, “We are all part of the whole and not separate.” Under these circumstances, everything is within, including love. Therefore, considering her statement, it is impossible to be alone and unloved once you realize that you are part of everything, including our Higher Source/ Creator/Spirit. If you are searching for love, and many are, as the spring fever bug seems to be circulating, might it be more productive and beneficial to allow that love to come from within? You just might discover that you never were alone and unloved. Hear me out for a moment or so. While many people connect a fever with

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being ill, there is scientific evidence that supports the physical and psychological symptoms that go along with the arrival of spring. Melatonin is a natural hormone that influences our sleep and energy levels. During winter months, a person’s melatonin is high, whereby one wants to hibernate more. However, as spring advances, the hormone is reduced by more daylight hours. Daylight Savings Time has arrived; have you noticed? Therefore, one has more energy and alertness. It is no wonder that many college students want to party during springtime, usually beginning with spring break (had to throw that in, because I could). For me, spring fever is an oxymoron. Why would I say that? A fever implies that we are sick. However, to spring implies forward movement. If we are sick, how can there be forward movement? As shown above, spring fever is an actual scientific phenomenon, and not a sickness. But, what if we look at the term from a spiritual point of view? You knew I’d get to that, didn’t you? Consider this: All of us sometimes go through sickness. Those trials, tribulations, challenges, struggles, and just plain less than desirable situations, circumstances, and events when our life seems to be in default mode, take the form of adversity before we may have that “aha” moment that allows us to turn, redirecting to a more beneficial direction. Therefore, in these terms, one would have to conclude that there is forward movement.

Spring fever may be upon you. You may be in the midst of some kind of turmoil, especially in these shifting, often unsettling times, including the search for love. However, I invite you to realize, to truly know, that the fever will eventually break. You can feel better soon. Love is obtainable as it is already there within you. You can rise up fully refreshed. I both invite and challenge you to ask yourSelf , What actions are you taking to ensure your spiritual health, especially by realizing, and knowing the Love (along with a few other blessings) that you may seek is an inside job? Are you Celebrating everyday because you can? That’s where Love begins. Of this, I am certain! As I finish writing this, it’s nearly Tuesday. Time to celebrate! Will you join me? To our health, well-being, and empowerment together! Much Love and God’s Blessings, Rhonda “There is a mighty Power within you. There is that Spirit of Life, Light, and Love. The more you feast on these ideas and fast from old corrosive ones, the closer you experience the Life you desire.” Frank Richelieu, The Art of Being Yourself

Monterey Library hosts neurofeedback discussion

Dr. Richard Vieille and registered nurse Ellen Saxby will present “Neurofeedback: Training and Rebalancing Your Brain to Enhance Your Life” at the Monterey Library on Monday, June 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Vieille and Saxby are on the staff of the Monterey Bay Neurofeedback Center. The program is part of the “Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life” lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee. The program is not sponsored or endorsed by Monterey Public Library or the City of Monterey. Adults are invited to attend and admission is free. Reservations are required. Call 646-5632 or email The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. Vieille is a clinical psychologist who has provided psychotherapy and couples

counseling and led therapy groups in the Monterey Peninsula area for more than 15 years. For the past eight years he has included neurofeedback training as an integral part of his approach. Saxby had 20 years of nursing experience before beginning her practice in the field of biofeedback. She worked for seven years as a biofeedback clinician before expanding into the field of neurotherapy. She was trained by Dr. Eugene Peniston, a pioneer in the field of neurofeedback and founder of the “Peniston Protocol,” which uses alpha theta training for prevention of relapse in addictions. She helped develop an alpha theta training program in Pacific Grove to work with people suffering from addiction disorders, and to treat anxiety and depression in recovering alcoholics. In addition to neurofeedback training, she teaches workshops and classes in meditation.

Beer Festival to Benefit County Fair Heritage Foundation

The community is invited to “The 2013 Monterey Beer Festival,” returning to the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, a not-to-be-missed event that benefits the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation. Celebrating its 13th year, “The Monterey Beer Festival” will be held on Saturday, June 15 at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey (enter Gate 5) from 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The 2013 Monterey Beer Festival will feature the best beer from around the globe with hundreds of beers to sample, as well as food. Tickets are available at the gate.

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Spirituality for a New World 10 weeks of Inspired Classes for Spiritual Understanding

Think the world is changing so rapidly you can’t keep up? Tired of the same old right/wrong, good/bad, yes/no thinking? Want to co-create a better world with people living and working together for the good of all and our planet. Don’t throw up your hands and go back to bed, eat another hot fudge Sunday, or give up all together. Think again! This summer Pacific Coast Church, a metaphysically-based community in Pacific Grove, is offering 10 Saturday afternoon classes to help us navigate through the prophecies, predictions, and contemporary stories about the global shift we’ve been hearing so much about. Local experts will present a variety of perspectives from ancient to contemporary which provide answers to your questions. The series of short subjects cover such topics as: “The End of Time,” “Divine Mind: What It is and How Can We Use It?” “Astronomy and The New Physics,”

“Ascension and Ascended Masters,” “The Sacred Human,” “Consciousness Expansion in the Collective,” and “Enlightened CommUnity.” Each class explores a broad view that encompasses a world beyond duality and dogma and is grounded in the practical application of ancient wisdom teachings, science and synergistic theory. Classes begin Saturday, June 22 and continue weekly through Saturday, August 24, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. To register call PCC’s The MindShop at 831-372-2971. Advance registration for the entire series is $150 or Individual classes can be taken for $20 each For more information on the series contact Rev. Dr, Dia Lynn at 831-9987400/ For a full catalog of summer classes at Pacific Coast Church go to the website:

Supervisor Parker seeks new commission members Supervisor Jane Parker is soliciting applicants to serve on the Mental Health Commission, the In Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee and the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. Volunteers should live or work in District 4 and be able to attend monthly meetings in Salinas. Visit or call 883-7570 for details. The Mental Health Commission reviews and evaluates the community’s mental health needs, services, facilities, and special programs. The ideal candidate for the seat would have experience or knowledge of the mental health system, either as a consumer or as the family member of a consumer. The Commission meets once per month in the evening in Salinas. The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors relative to improving coordination between agencies, departments and the courts for the benefit of victims of domestic violence and abuse; promotes effective prevention, intervention and treatment techniques to be developed based on research and data collection; and improves the response to domestic violence and abuse in order to reduce incidents. The Council may also establish procedures, conduct reviews and develop policies to further its objectives. Meetings are generally held once per

month in the afternoon in Salinas. The In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee provides for the delivery of the In- Home Supportive Services Program in Monterey County; works to strengthen and improve the delivery of home care services for IHSS recipients; arranges for provider training; and assists recipients and providers with problem solving and mediation services and support as needed. Interested applicants should have experience with in-home personal assistance services. A complete list of county commissions can be found online at www. Anyone interested in serving on one of these or other County of Monterey boards, committees, or commissions, please submit your resume with a letter of interest to Supervisor Jane Parker at or 2616 First Avenue, Marina, CA 93933.Candidates for appointment should live or work in the fourth district which includes the incorporated cities of Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Sand City, Seaside, a portion of southwest Salinas, and unincorporated portions of Marina, Seaside, and Salinas encompassing much of the former Ft. Ord and CSUMB. Learn more about Supervisor Jane Parker’s work at

Chelsie Hill, Walk & Roll Foundation to showcase at Tatum’s Garden fundraiser

The public is encouraged to support Tatum’s Garden on June 15 at the Drive Thru Dollar Drop and BBQ at the Salinas High School parking lot. Drive in and drop your dollars with the local fire and police department volunteers and spend the afternoon at the BBQ from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fire and police will be competing to see who can collect the most donations during the event. BBQ tickets are $10 and will include tri-tip, salad, chips, homemade cookies and water. While you’re there buy a $5 raffle ticket or 6 for $25 and enter a raffle to win a new IPad. Entertainment will include two performances by the Walk and Roll Foundation (WARF) Wheelchair Dance Team in conjunction with Sammy’s Animation Dance Community (ADC). They will perform and offer a mini-studio session for anyone wanting to learn dance moves/wheelchair tricks. Retired NFL players will be on hand for autographs and photos in the photo booth. Over $1,000,000 and 1,000 volunteers will be needed to make this dream a reality. Over the next several months, the committee and community will be working together to raise funds and recruit volunteers for this project. Our goal is to involve the entire community! The Board of Directors, the committee and local sponsors KSBW and Central Coast ABC hope you join us in making Tatum’s Garden a reality. Anyone interested in volunteering or contributing to the project can do so through the website at or by sending checks made out to “Salinas Circle for Children for Tatum’s Garden and mailed to Tatum’s Garden, P.O. Box 3493, Salinas, CA 93912. Additional information can be found on Facebook Tatumsgarden?fref=ts.

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Your Letters

Opinion Kudos to the Breakers Dear Editor: Our salute to an incredible season and a wonderful team. You make us proud! Your motto was sincere: one game at a time. You had maturity and discipline throughout the season and never fell to conceit or poor sportsmanship. It paid off! Coach of the Year Ruiz, you rock! We have known you, your patience and your calm nature for more than 30 years. What you gave your players was priceless. What you gave to Pacific Grove High and the community is a spot in the record books. Congratulations PG Breakers Baseball. You will always be a part of a very special team. Go Breakers! The Castillo Family Pacific Grove and Carmel Valley


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The Green Page Marine Sanctuary will co-host fishing photo contest Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, in partnership with the Sportfishing Conservancy, will host the 2013 Sanctuary Classic, a free fishing photo contest for youth 18 and under, designed to promote recreational opportunities and reward sustainable recreational angling in America’s National Marine Sanctuaries. The nationwide contest opens on June 8, World Oceans Day, and ends on Labor Day, September 2. The Sportfishing Conservancy will award weekly prizes for photos that show fishing in a national marine sanctuary or adjacent waters. Additional prize scholarships will be awarded for the four pictures that best exemplify youth fishing, family fishing or conservation in a sanctuary. For information on the 2013 Sanctuary Classic and how to enter, visit: www. As this is a photo contest, catch-and-release is encouraged and all participants are asked to follow the Sportfishing Conservancy’s best practices guidelines. “By focusing on photographs, we’re able to encourage angling participation while promoting the joy of ethical catchand-release fishing,” said Tom Raftican, president of The Sportfishing Conservancy. “Recreational fishing is yet another

way children and families experience the sanctuary and as a result it fosters a sense of stewardship for our environment,” said Paul Michel, sanctuary superintendent. “We’re very excited to participate in this event and look forward to seeing the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary represented in the contest.” This is the second year of the Sanctuary Classic. Additional support for the event is being provided by national and local partners, including: The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, The Guy Harvey Foundation, The Sportfishing Conservancy, the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the National Marine Fisheries Service and West Marine. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary stretches along 276 miles of the central California coast and encompasses 6,094 square miles of ocean waters. Renowned for its scenic beauty and remarkable productivity, the sanctuary supports one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems, including 33 species of marine mammals, 94 species of seabirds, 345 species of fishes and thousands of marine invertebrates and plants. The sanctuary also protects several hundred shipwreck sites and the artifacts associated with those sites.

Water Management District will Hold Free Public Greywater Workshop Laundry to Landscape Event Promotes Water Saving Techniques

The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) is proud to announce its Laundry to Landscape Greywater Workshop June 22, 2013, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will be held at the MPWMD’s Ryan Ranch office and co-taught by Daniel Finklea of Handy Dan Construction & Greenwise Landscapes. It will give participants the opportunity to learn about simple greywater systems, from concept to completion, and how they can play an important role in saving water and money for the user. “This is a great opportunity to learn about greywater systems and how they can save you money by reducing your water bills,” said Stevie Kister, Conservation Representative for the MPWMD and Workshop Leader. “Greywater is being used all over the world and is an effective method of reducing water consumption.” The free workshop will focus on code requirements, greywater compatible plants, and will include a hands-on parts identification and installation activity, as well as instruction on system design and layout. Participants will also learn where to purchase parts and equipment. The workshop is part of Central Coast Greywater’s 100 Greywater System Challenge which has a goal of facilitating the installation of 100 Greywater Systems on the Central Coast by September 30, 2013. “The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District is excited about hosting the Peninsula’s only greywater workshop associated with the challenge,” MPWMD General Manager Dave Stoldt continued. “The District’s commitment to finding alternative sustainable water sources and increased public awareness of water conservation techniques is shown through our partnership with the Central Coast Greywater Alliance.” The event, and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District’s office, are at Ryan Ranch, 5 Harris Court, Building G, Monterey. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit or call Stevie Kister at 831.658.5601.

‘Secret Lives of Prickly Sharks’ offered at Gentrain lectures

On Wednesday, June 19. Cyndi Dawson will present “The Secret Lives of Prickly Sharks.” Dawson is an experienced marine scientist with more than 12 years working in marine management, sustainable fisheries and marine conservation. A population of this large little known shark species lives in the upper reaches of the Monterey Canyon where Dawson spent a year tracking their movements using acoustic technology. She will talk about her research on this mysterious predator and what she found out about how this interesting animal moves throughout its habitat. She will also discuss the unique ecosystem of the Monterey Canyon and how this and other sharks fit into this highly productive and complex habitat. She will wind up her talk speaking a little about her current position as an environmental scientist with State Parks for Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, and her current work managing the natural resources there. Dawson received her bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Humboldt State University and her master’s in marine science from San Francisco State at Moss Landing Marine Labs. She has worked for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, was the director of science of Reef Check California, and currently is an environmental scientist with State Parks. Lectures are held in the MPC Lecture Form 103. Monterey Peninsula College is located at 980 Fremont Street in Monterey. Lectures are held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. The lectures support the regular Gentrain Program at the college. Call 646-4224 for more information.

Park District to hold wildflower show

The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District will hold the 14th Annual Summer Wildflower Show at Garland Ranch Regional Park in Carmel Valley June 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The event, which showcases the park’s extensive variety of summer wildflowers, also features photo exhibits, lectures, free guided hikes and classes given through the MPRPD’s “Let’s Go Outdoors Adventure Activities Guide.” Registration for events is suggested and can be found at “This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Garland Park and to learn about the colorful wildflowers that bloom each summer,” said MPRPD Board of Director’s President Kathleen Lee. “The volunteers and district staff have created a mustsee event for anyone who loves our region’s natural beauty.” The event is the brainchild of one of the MPRPD’s first volunteers, Gordon Williams, who has been a presence at Garland Park for over 40 years. The park is located at 700 West Carmel Valley Road. The event is free and open to

the public. On Saturday, June 8 Michael and Sharon Mitchell will discuss wildflower names from 10:30-11:30 a.m. That day at noon light refreshments will be served at a reception, and from 1-2 p.m. an informative walk around Lupine Loop will demonstrate where wildflowers can be found. From 1:30-3:30 p.m., Paola Berthoin will lead Reflections of the River, a gentle walk followed by readings from “Passion for Place” and sensory map creation. From noon – 4 p.m., science illustrator Erin Hunter will lead a workshop in sketching and painting wildflowers. A materials list is available at MPRPD has been preserving and protecting parks and open space since 1972. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, it is committed to being an inspirational, inclusive, respected, sustainable and valued open space district that collaborates with and serves the community and its conservation needs through interconnected open spaces, public parks, education and advocacy. For more information on the MPRPD, please call 372-3196.

Talk centers on reincarnation of passenger pigeons Passenger pigeons were once the most common birds in North America, but by 1914 they were extinct. Their extinction was caused solely by humans: hunting and habitat disturbances. What if they could be brought back from extinction? How could it be done? How might they live again? Find out first-hand from the researcher whose work on these questions has attracted recent attention from national magazines. Speaking at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Ben Novak will address misconceptions and misunderstandings of passenger pigeon natural history. And he will discuss the status of his current research, sequencing the

DNA of passenger pigeons from museum specimens. Novak is a graduate student at McMaster University and U.C. Santa Cruz. At U.C.S.C. he has joined the paleogenomics lab of Beth Shapiro. There he is refining the sequencing of passenger pigeon DNA and comparing it with the DNA of the extinct bird’s closest relative, the bandtailed pigeon. Novak’s lecture, “Passenger Pigeons, Back from Extinction?” will be given Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at the museum at 165 Forest Ave. Admission is $5, but is free for museum members. See www. or call 648-5716, extension 17 for more information.

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Clean Beaches Initiatives Grant Concept Application Submitted by Pacific Grove

The City submitted an application for the Clean Beaches Initiatives Implementation Grant Round 3 to the State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday. The scope of work for this project is for the purpose of restoring and protecting water quality in the Lovers Point Beach watershed that drains to the Pacific Grove Area of Special Biological Significance by: 1. Increasing the capacity of the City’s diversion system for dry weather runoff to add wet weather flows up to the 85th percentile storm event; 2. Repairing storm drains and sewers to reduce bacterial contamination from the City's infrastructure and investigating the feasibility of relocating the 54” ocean outfall at Lovers Point; 3. Preventing trash and debris from flowing into the storm drains by replacing drain inlets with catch basins with inserts, improving trash receptacles and signage; 4. Expanding the Low Impact Development retrofit program for small projects to retain storm water and reduce pollutants from private property, 5. Implementing related public outreach and education on Storm Water Best Management Practices, 6. Project effectiveness evaluation and monitoring. The proposed schedule would start on January 2014 (assuming executed grant agreement in December 2013) and end on December 2017, including one year of monitoring post-project implementation. The full application can be found at (https:// - Proposal 25658) State Water Resources Control Board in Monterey on June 4 The State Water Board is holding its June meeting in Monterey. Agenda items include a presentation by the California American Water and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District regarding compliance with State Water Board Order WR 2009-0060 (Cease and Desist Order), a discussion on legal and technical considerations associated with California American Water Company’s proposal to extract desalination feedwater for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project, and lastly, the SWRCB policies on Desalination and Brine Disposal Amendments for the California Ocean Plan and Enclosed Bay, Estuaries, and Inland Surface Water Quality Plan. As part of the City’s ongoing efforts to develop a non-potable water supply for irrigation of the Golf Links, Cemetery, and other potential non-potable demands, next week Public Works will be doing some geotechnical investigations and soil borings to further evaluate the water storage potential on the Golf Links as well as reuse of the former wastewater treatment plant site.

Save Our Shores Launches New Beachkeepers Program June 8

Save Our Shores (SOS), the Adopt-A-Beach manager for Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, will be expanding community efforts to maintain clean beaches by starting the Beachkeepers program in Santa Cruz County. The first training will take place this Saturday, June 8 at Seacliff Beach 10am-noon in honor of World Oceans Day. Anyone who is interested in this new exciting program will receive training, and cleanup supplies to conduct cleanups on their own outside of regularly scheduled beach cleanups by SOS, by being members of the SOS Beachkeeper community! Do you love your beach? Do you enjoy taking a stroll along the water’s edge, bringing your dog out for a walk, jumping in for a surf session or simply staring out at the ocean to feel peace and calm after a hectic day? We know that we all are happier when our beaches are clean and healthy. Save Our Shores is encouraging everyone to become an SOS Beachkeeper for this reason. It is easy and fun and makes a big difference for our beaches. Beachkeepers are encouraged to pick up trash whenever they can when they visit their favorite beach. “Our new Beachkeepers program will help expand ocean stewardship so we can protect our local beaches that we all love so much. We are excited for this new opportunity to connect with people who are cleaning beaches on their own every day.” Laura Kasa, Save Our Shores Executive Director. Save Our Shores will be signing up new volunteers for this program at their cleanup at Seacliff State Beach this Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m.-noon. Save Our Shores encourages people to blog about what they find at their beach by going to our website ( or post photos and comment on our Beachkeeper Facebook page, (www.facebook. com/beachkeepers.santacruz) or Tweet (@BeachkeepersSC) when you are on your beach and could use some help cleaning it up. Prizes will be given to Beachkeepers who report at least ten times about their findings. Please contact SOS about becoming a Beachkeeper today! Call 831-4625660 ext 2# or email You can always find us on the web at Save Our Shores is the Central Coast leader in caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy and citizen action. Our core initiatives are Plastic Pollution, Clean Boating, and Ocean Awareness. Over the last 30 years, SOS helped to establish the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, prevent offshore oil drilling and cruise ship pollution, and today focuses on educating youth about our local watersheds, tackling marine debris on our beaches and rivers, implementing our renowned DockWalker program, and providing our community with educated and inspired Sanctuary Stewards. For more information visit:

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Skillshots By Joan Skillman

Sustainable PG presents “Do the Math”

Sustainable PG will host a showing of “Do the Math” Wednesday, June 12 at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History at 7 p.m. The 42-minute documentary chronicles the rising grassroots movement to challenge the fossil fuel industry head on and change the math of the climate crisis. The event is free and open to the public. The museum is located at the corner of Forest and Central avenues. For more information, call 643-0707 or email

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

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216 9th Street

Pacific Grove NEW LISTING! Great walk to town, beaches, Cannery Row and recreation trail location. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home features peeks of the bay from the front porch and upstairs bedrooms, eat in kitchen, sunny upstairs office area, new roof, 2 car garage and a low maintenance, fenced yard.

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Offered at $750,000

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1115 David Avenue

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

Offered at $800,000

Helen Bluhm (831) 277-2783








988 Madison St.

3051 Larkin Rd.

Monterey Secluded 3 bedroom, 2 bath hidden treasure located just a few blocks up the hill from downtown Monterey. Fireplaces in living room and master bedroom, plenty of decking and a low maintenance yard.

Pebble Beach Great chance to own a beautifully updated one level turnkey jewel. Spacious, light filled rooms with wood, tile and marble floors. Master suite oasis with dream closet and elegant bath. Sunset views from living room and front patio.

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Offered at $805,000

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Pacific Grove $639,000 3BR/1BA Open Sun 2-4 216 9th St. Cross Street Lighthouse Ave. Arleen Hardenstein 831-915-8989

Monterey Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath, ocean view cottage in New Monterey located just a couple of blocks from the bay. Great opportunity to remodel this cutie and make it your own - just bring your imagination, your contractor and your decorator.

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open houSe liSting - June 8th - June 10th Pacific Grove $639,000 3BR/1BA Open Sat 2-4 216 9th St. Cross Street Lighthouse Ave. Piper Loomis 831-402-2884

725 Jessie Street

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Market SnapShot (as of June 4, 2013) Pacific Grove Single Family

Number of Properties

Median Price

Current Inventory


$849,900 $1,410,339


Properties in Escrow





Closed Sales May





Closed Sales Year to Date 2013





Average Price

Days on Market

6 7 13  
6 7 13