In This Issue
Kiosk Fri., Aug. 2
Art Reception Sally Griffin Ctr. 5-7 PM, Free 372-2841 •
Fri.-Sun. Aug 2-4
Weekend Vacation Bible School Mayflower Presbyterian Church Fri. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sat. 9-noon, Sun. 10-11:45 a.m. Donation $10 373-4705
• Sat., Aug. 3
Author Theresa Levitt Museum of Monterey 1 PM, Free 212-790-4325 •
Peeps - Page 7
Coverage begins - Page 13
Sat., Aug. 3
Stuart Mason & John Weed Carl Cherry Center 7:30 PM, $20 624-7491 •
Mon., Aug. 5
Lunch & Lecture Restoring the Coast Asilomar Grounds Noon, $18 372-8016
Aug. 2-8, 2013
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Feast of Lanterns Finale
Thu., Aug. 8
Author Cecile Pineda Peace Resource Center 7 PM, Free 375-2016 •
Thu., Aug. 8
Repub. Women Lunch Rancho Canada 11:30 AM, $22/$25 375-3573 •
Thu., Aug 8
Water Town Hall Mtg. Sally Griffin Center 7 PM, Free 204-8641 •
Sat., Aug. 10
Grief Writing Wkshp. 9 AM-Noon, Free 649-7758 •
Sat., Aug. 10
Remembrance Day Lovers Point 7-9 PM, Free 375-8216 •
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Queen Topaz prepares to escape with Chang. Photo by Cy Colburn
Vol. V, Issue 46
'Significant agreements' reached by parties in water project plans
The Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority announced July 31 that “substantial agreements” have been reached by the MPRWA, Cal-Am water company, and a number of the intervenors who had expressed concerns about Cal-Am's water project plans. MPRWA's designated negotiator, Carmel Mayor Jason Burnett – the MPRWA vice-president – said that all 6 Peninsula mayors, the Board of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District and the Monterey County Board of Supervisors all support the agreement. Other stakeholders supporting the agreement include environmental advocates, Peninsula business interests, and Salinas Valley agricultural
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Sat., Aug. 10
Art Happening PG Art Center Noon-5 PM, Free 375.2208 •
Home prices up, inventory tight in Pacific Grove and Carmel
Sun., Aug. 11
“Doors Live” Film Golden Bough Theatre 7 PM, $15/$10/$7.50 622-0100 •
Wed., Aug. 14
Tony Seton Double Nickels + Lunch Good Shepherd Church Noon-1:30 PM, $5 484-2153 •
Fri., Aug. 16
By Marge Ann Jameson The lovers escaps. Photo by Peter Mounteer
Piano Concert Local Favorite Michael Martinez & Steinway Artist Louis Landon Canterbury Woods Auditorium 651 Sinex Ave. Pacific Grove No charge to join us for this special evening 6:30 PM
Inside Animal Tales & Random Thoughts....... 8 Arts & Events.................................. 8, 9 Green Page....................................... 19 Health................................................ 6 High Hats & Parasols.......................... 4 Legal Notices.................................... 10 Otter Views....................................... 11 Peeps.................................................. 7 Performance Review........................... 9 Poetry............................................... 11 Seniors............................................. 18
The people search for them, but not very hard. Photo by Peter Nichols
Home sales in Pacific Grove, tracked over the past five years, are now at a median of $619,800 and represent a 2.5 percent increase over June, 2013 and 4.6 percent over the quarter. The high was a $740,000 in April, 2010, the low was $440,000 in December, 2011. “There is a lot of pent-up demand in Pacific Grove,” said Arlene Hardenstein Realtor® with Bratty and Bluhm Real Estate and president of the Monterey County Association of Realtors. “Inventory is still low compared to demand.” Hardenstein added that there are many areas which see multiple offers on properties, and an increasing number of offers over the asking price. Recent statistics show Pacific Grove properties at 100 percent of asking price, while homes in Seaside/sand City, South Monterey County, South Salinas, East Salinas, Carmel Highlands, Marina/Former Fort Ord were just over 100 percent of list price. Carmel, with 33 new listings and an inventory of 154 compared with Pacific Grove’s 23 listings and 63 in inventory, saw a total sales volume of $25,260,500 compared with $9,238,000 in Pacific Grove. Both areas are in high demand, not the least
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p REAL ESTATE From Page 1 because of weather and the quality of schools. Carmel, with a median sales price of $1,075,000 recently, showed properties staying longer on the market at 102 days average, with only Big Sur (at 143) and Pebble Beach (at 122) staying on the market longer compared with other areas in Monterey County. Pacific Grove is at 39 days on the market while only North and South Salinas properties are snapped up more quickly. As property values increase, “things are looking much brighter for people who were under water, too,” said Hardenstein. By the same token, fewer sales of distressed homes -- typically selling at a reduced price -- account for some of the price growth. Rents have gone up a bit too, with a three-bedroom, two-bath home running about $2,200 as of March, 2013. By some accounts, rents could be as high as $2,600 for the same property and still be within reasonable parameters.
pWATER From Page 1 representatives. The MPRWA has long advocated a “portfolio approach” to solving the Peninsula's water issues about the Cease and Desist Order, set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2017, under which Cal-Am must cease overdrafting from the Carmel River to provide water for Peninsula customers. A portfolio would include the proposed desalination project in North Marina plus Seaside Basin groundwater
replenishment and other issues such as economic recovery, lost of record, and local community autonomy. The three agreements provide 1) for settlement on most of the contested issues; 2) settles the size of the MPWSP desal plant for design and planning purposes; and 3) makes statements regarding design, permitting, and land acquisition for infrastructure no matter which water supply project eventually gets built.
Pacific Grove Rotary to hear state fire training expert
The Pacific Grove Rotary Club which meets at noon on Tuesdays at The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach will have as the speaker on August 6, Bill Vandevort, Training Specialist, State Fire Training Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Lunch h is $20 and reservations may be made by calling Jane Roland at 649-0657.
The Kiwanis Club will sponsor a
Public Water Now Announces Next Town Hall Meeting
Public Water Now will hold the second in its series of town hall meetings on Thurs., Aug. 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sally Griffin Center at 700 Jewell Ave. This will be a follow-up to its June event to raise public awareness of impending water rate increases and offer possible solutions. Questions to be raised include: Why are our rates going to triple? What can we do about it? Does it make economic sense to purchase Cal-Am? Is now the right time to buy Cal-Am? How successful was Felton’s Cal-Am buyout? How would public ownership differ from private ownership? Speakers will include Barbara Sprenger, who will talk about Felton’s
eminent domain buyout of Cal-Am; and Peninsula water expert George Riley, along with other Public Water Now veterans. The audience will be encouraged to participate with questions and comments. The public is invited and admission is free. Public Water Now is a communitybased organization dedicated to publicly owned water on the Monterey Peninsula. Members meet regularly at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula. Check PWN’s website at www. publicwaternow.org for meeting details. For additional information contact Ronald Cohen at 204-8641 or via email at email@example.com.
Pancake Breakfast at The Pacific Grove Youth Center
Celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the Youth Center and 63 years of the Rec. Club
Also we will be having the first ever Youth Center Yard Sale!
We will be selling Sports Equipment, Ping Pong Tables, Video Games, Televisions, Electronics, Office Supplies, Furniture, Clothing and More
Proceeds from both events will go to the Youth Center
At Pacific Grove Youth Center, 302-16th St. Sat., August 10 • 8:00 am – 11:00 am Cost: $5.00 per person Special Thanks To The Kiwanis Club of Pacific Grove!
Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported by Jack Beigle at Canterbury Woods
Week ending 07-25-13................................... .03 Total for the season...........................................11 To date last year (04-20-12)........................ 10.86 Cumulative average to this date..................... ..07 Wettest year............................................................. 47.15 during rain year 07-01-97 through 06-30-98 Driest year.................................................................. 9.87 during rain year 07-01-75 through 06-30-76
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The stolen car that wasn’t
Resident on Eardley Ave. reported his vehicle stolen. Following an area check, the vehicle was located one block away.
The stolen car that was
Vehicle theft reported on Forest Ave., later recovered.
Lost lug nuts
Subject was driving on Del Monte Blvd. when vehicle began to swerve to the right, hitting a parked car and a mailbox. As the driver attempted to gain control, the right front tire came off.
Just trying to clean up the mess
Party reported that while a neighbor’s pine tree on Del Monte Blvd. was being trimmed, a branch fell onto his property and damaged his shed. He was concerned that one of the workers had jumped the fence onto his property without prior permission to remove the branches. Manager of tree service contacted and said they would pay for the minor damage to the shed.
Didn’t plan that one very well
Officers were dispatched in response to the theft of alcohol at a business in the Country Club Gate Shopping Center. Following witness information, police were able to locate Nathaniel Morales of Arkwright Ct. and take him into custody. Unable to make bail, Morales was transported to the county jail for burglary.
Lost & found
Victim living on Pine Ave. provided detailed description of her lost wallet, which is believed to have gone missing in Monterey. Cell phone turned in; owner located, phone returned, all is well. A cyclist found a wallet while wheeling through Monterey; the owner was located and the wallet returned. Reporting party did not notice her passport was missing until she was well out of the area and on her way to Nevada. Subject came to the station to report losing her ring, possibly on Lighthouse – or at the races at Laguna Seca. Subject living on Pine Ave. called to inform police that the checkbook she’d previously reported as lost had been located. Pine Ave. resident reports losing wallet. (Another) Pine Ave. resident reported losing their wallet somewhere in the downtown PG area. Dispatched to a residence on Caledonia St. on a report of a suspicious person, the investigating officer located a backpack and several children’s toys. While the toys have gone unclaimed at the station, the backpack owner gratefully retrieved their property. Boy’s jacket found at Washington Park by baseball field. Reporting party lost their cell phone at the Feast of Lanterns Pet Parade.
Free stuff, help yourself
Purse stolen from unlocked vehicle parked on Monarch Lane. Victim on Forest Ave. had items stolen from his unlocked vehicle during the night.
Party reported that occupants were inside their residence on 19th St. without authorization.
Intoxicated brother threatens harm to siblings
Police booked Scott House of Lighthouse Ave. for threatening his two brothers with a knife.
Not that store, the other one
Subject requested that the taxi driver take her to a particular store to shop, only the driver took her to a different location of that business. When she told the taxi driver to take her to the other store, she claimed he yelled at her which caused her to become upset and an ambulance was called. Subject later stated she would handle the customer service issue on her own.
What barking dog?
The officer dispatched to ongoing complaints of an ongoing barking dog problem ono Funston Ave. has been unable to actually catch the offending dog in the act, despite numerous drive-by checks – during the day and the night, even on their own time.
The other dog made him bark
Police were dispatched to a residence on Junipero Ave. where a dog was reported to have been barking for an hour and a half. Responding officer was unable to determine cause of the intermittent barking. When the owner eventually returned home, they claimed another neighborhood dog was the instigator. The supposed rabble-rouser was observed lying quietly in his own yard.
Monterey Peninsula Republican Women Federated Luncheon Speaker will be Steve McShane The monthly luncheon of the Monterey Peninsula Republican Women Federated will be held on Thursday, August 8 at Rancho Canada at 4860 Carmel Valley Road. Salinas City Councilman Steve McShane will speak on Salinas and local government on spending, taxes and economic growth The public is welcome. Social time is at 11:30 a.m., and luncheon starts at noon. The cost is $22 per member and $25 for non-members. RSVP before Monday, August 5 by calling Pat at 375-3573 or emailing Kelly Ann Foy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week on page six of the July 26-August 1 issue of the Cedar Street Times (Issue 45, Vol V.) we printed an article about importers Don Kyle and Manny Mandapat who work together in Pacific Grove as Global Imports Village. The operation at 220 17th Street retails merchandise imported from around the world. In that article we incorrectly identified Kyle as the owner and Mandapat as the manager. The reverse is true, Mandapat owns the business and Kyle functions as the business manager. Also working with Kyle and Mandapat is a Bryce Harbert who will oversee the business website and was described by Kyle as the Online Manager. Look for an ad for the business in future issues.
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High Hats & Parasols Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding.
Make the move to good old U.S.A.
Mr. H. C. Heckler was in town this week to encourage residents to recruit kin to move from the Norwegian countries to California. Heckler promises rich land sold for a song and a bounty in domestic animals to each emigrating family. Heckler foresees war throughout Europe and hard times for the Alpine nations. Many from the Grove have indicated a desire to help out with recruitment.
Souvenir given museum
One of the most notable gifts was presented recently to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. This is worthy of special mention as the gift is a reminder of the great quake of San Francisco in 1906. The gift was presented by Mrs. M. North Witcomb and is now housed at the museum. The exact nature of the gift will be revealed at the next museum board meeting. 2
Book Sale to benefit Library
Friends of the Harrison Memorial Library 41st Book Sale is being held August 8-9-10 at the Carmel Mission’ Junipero Serra School Gym Carmel. Members Presale is Thursday August 8th from 11am - 4pm (join at the door $10.00). Friday and Saturday August 9th and 10th will be open to the Public 10:00am - 4:00pm. The sale features a “vast and varied collection of donated and well sorted hard covers and paperbacks as well as CDs, DVDs, audio tapes and video tapes.
Spell Chick doesn’t cache ever thing. That was supposed to read, “Spell Check doesn’t catch everything.” How many mistakes do you see? You can rely on Spell Check to find your mistakes, but it didn’t find any in that headline. Let me help you polish up your written content. Call Cameron at (831) 238-7179.
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Prof. Head renditions
Prof. W. H. Head presented a rendition of “Esmeralda” for the Chautauqua this past weekend. The story, which Head said was among his favorites, was written by Mrs. Frances Hodgson Higgenbottom to honor the many, long years of Chautauqua. Head’s rendition set everyone a’wondering and applauding and his presentation could not be criticized. Head included readings from “Pilgrim’s Progress,” which awed the audience. In short, Head’s rendition could not be improved upon.
Notice about animals
Owners of horses, mules, and other animals, and those having charge of same, are hereby notified that they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law if any verifiable complaint of cruelty to same is received. Posted by the Monterey county division of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Charles Cushing, secretary.
Notice to thieves
Notice is hereby given to the individual(s) who stole the bureau belonging to General E. Hart from his residence at 520 Lobos. You will save much trouble by returning the purloined property. No questions will be asked.
Forest Hill United Methodist Church 551 Gibson Ave., Services 9 AM Sundays Rev. Richard Bowman, 831-372-7956
The 1913 celebration of the Pentecostal church’s arrival on the Peninsula takes place this weekend. Auto motives, the new evil, serves as the focus. The homes of all church members are beautifully decorated for the event. Cords of firewood have been collected for distribution to the poor, an activity approved by the church board. Contemplation features the question “What will heaven be like when I get there?”
Pacific Coast Church 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942
Celebration this weekend
Big Week coming
The Third Annual Salinas Rodeo, scheduled for July 28 through August 1, has earned the support of the California Coastal Conference in selling tickets for a fundraiser. Every category of competition holds the promise of grand prizes. The mayor of Salinas believes the event is here to stay. The people of Pacific Grove are invited to see what the excitement is all about.
Notice to creditors
Mr. Glenn Ryan, executor of the estate of Maria Newcom, deceased, announces that within 30 days of this date any claim against the estate should be submitted to him at the Daugherty Building. Also bids on the property housing the Monterey County Bank in Salinas until the last day of the month, next.
Side tracks (Tidbits from here and there
• Rev. Lewis Mann left for the east coast to participate in a nationwide, religious conference being hosted by the state of Maryland. Mann will start home next week. • Miss Alice Neighbor has signed up to attend Berkeley. Alice will leave for school in August. • You are encouraged, when in San Francisco, to lodge at the Hotel Courtney. Rates: American plan, $1.50 per night with shared bath. Continental plan with private bath, $3 night. Delicious meals available. J. W. Flannery, manager. • Deposit 25 cents in the Bank of the Pacific and leave it for 100 years and you will have $1,001.75. • The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is free and open to the public except Mondays and holidays.
And the cost is…
• Eyes checked out and improved with up-to-date spectacles. $2.50 per eye. Silently reliable. • The Hotel Argonaut is the place to stay in San Francisco. $2.25 for a deluxe room. • Gardner’s Stables will rent you a horse and buggy for a day for less than a half-day tour of the 17 mile drive. • S. J. Frutz has bargains in real estate. Quality farmland costs just $10 an acre. Terms available. • Got ants? Kellogg’s Ant Killer is guaranteed to get rid of them. Culp Bros has Kellogg’s on special $1 per quart • The Civic Club’s house can be rented. $6 for half day, $9 for full day. Contact Mrs. J Pell, president. • Travel by train to New York City, $105.05. Southern Pacific, C.R. Estabrook, agent.
• The “gift” was the cornerstone salvaged from a burned San Francisco building. • The result of the recruiting was Solvang, a quaint community of soft rooflines and jigsaw sidings, not far from Santa Barbara. Got time for a fabulous meal? Try Paula’s Pancakes in Solvang or Pea Soup Andersen’s in nearby Buellton.
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
146 8th Street, 831-655-4160
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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Automobilia Monterey: A Candy Store for Auto Afficionados
Automobilia Monterey kicks off its eleventh year on Tues., Aug. 13 and wraps up the following day, Wed., Aug. 14. Only at Automobilia Monterey will you find the finest pre- and post-war memorabilia, the world’s most extensive inventory of vintage auto posters, a wide range of original classic car accoutrements, vintage books and documents, original art and photography. Forty vendors have been selected. Automobilia has been described as a veritable “candy store” for the serious collector by Track Thoughts, a journal about historical racing. The event is great fun for families and individuals with even the slightest interest in cars. The event benefits the Monterey Rape Crisis Center and costs $15 per person for one day or $20 for both days. Vendors donate items for a benefit silent auction, as well. This is the only opportunity to see these selected 40 plus top international dealers in a single venue and kicks off Car Week on the Peninsula. The event takes place at the Embassy Suites in the Main Ballroom at Highways 1 and 218. WHAT: Automobilia Monterey WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday, August 13 & 14 WHERE: Embassy Suites, Seaside COST TO PUBLIC: $15 for one day, $20 for both days facebook.com/mtryrapecrisis or twitter.com/mtyrapecrisis
AFRP raffle to award Mercedes–Benz and Rolex
Animal Friends Rescue Project will offer chances to win a 2014 Mercedes-Benx C250 Coupe valued at $40,205 or a men’s Rolex Daytona in steel and yellow gold valued at $19,600 as part of the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The winning tickets will be drawn at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 18. There is no need to be present in order to win. Tickets for the drawing are $100 each and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the animals of Animal Friends Rescue Project. Only 2000 tickets will be sold. For more information or to download a ticket form visit www.animalfriendsrescue.org or call 333-0722.
Motorsports Week is coming
It’s August again when the classic car world focuses on the Monterey Peninsula for the biggest car event in the world. Other places have historic car races, car tours, auctions or a Concours D’ Elegance, but the Monterey area has all these within the same nine days. Historic week begins with the Pre-Reunion races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sat, Aug. 10 and ends with the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance and the Gooding Auction at Pebble Beach on Sun., Aug. 18. More than 75 percent of the cars racing the Pre-Reunion races you will see at the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion races the following weekend starting on Fri., Aug. 16. Access to the track for the Pre-Reunion is still free or for the cost of the county park entrance fee per car. Pacific Grove hosts two events during the week. The Little Car Show is Wednesday from noon to 5:00 p.m., and the 19th annual Concours Auto Rally is Friday from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Following the show, the cars tour along the ocean in Pacific Grove and on through Pebble Beach and Carmel. Both events are free to spectators. There are six more auto shows, four tours, memorabilia displays and sales, a new automotive film festival, and five auction companies selling everything from antiques to woodies to modern classics. Many auction cars have an international history in ownerships, drivers or races won and get bid up in price accordingly – there usually are a few cars that fetch in excess of $5 million. A number of these events are free. A detailed listing of events can
be found at www.montereycarweek.com. If your budget is tight but you want to see cars other than those parked at the many hostelries, following are some of the other events that are free: On Tuesday, enjoy the Concours on the Avenue on Ocean Avenue in Carmel. Thursday features The Pebble Beach Tour D’Elegance which leaves Pebble Beach around 8:30 a.m., travels through back roads of the Peninsula and down to Big Sur and back, stopping in Carmel for lunch. Another good place to see these cars is anywhere on Highway 1 south of Carmel. Thursday is also the start of the Mecum auction, which is the only daytime and the only free to spectators auction and goes through Saturday. On Thursday evening, aficionados gather at Baja Cantina on Carmel Valley Road with their cars. If you like German cars, stop by the Legends of the Autobahn on Carmel Valley Road on Friday. Saturday morning, start with Cars and Coffee at the Del Monte Shopping Center, then view the Concours D’Lemons at Laguna Grande Park on Canyon del Rey in Seaside, and wrap up with The Barnyard Ferrari Event in Carmel – the event is $40, but just viewing the cars is free.
Asilomar Centennial Lunch and Lecture
On Monday, August 5 a lunch and lecture will be held at Asilomar Conference Grounds at noon in the Seascape Dining Room. Cyndi Dawson, a State Parks environmental specialist, will discuss restoring the native sand dune and coastal Monterey Pine forest, which has taken years of hard work and a passion for conservation. The hour-long presentation will deal with California State Park’s efforts to restore two of the state’s fragile ecosystems. The optional lunch will begin at noon and will cost $18. The lecture, which is free, will begin at 12:30 p.m. The conference grounds are located at 800 Asilomar Avenue. Please RSVP to 372-8016.
Got an idea for something you’d like to see on the Green Page? Email us: email@example.com 4th Annual Friends of Harrison Memorial Library
Thursday, August 8 • 11 AM - 4 PM Friday, August 9 • 10 AM - 4 PM Saturday, August 10 • 10 AM - 4 PM At Carmel Mission’s Junipero Serra School Gym
Rio Road (just East of the Mission) A vast collection of donated and sorted books, hardcover and paperback, including collectibles, fiction, mystery, biography, art, interior design, photography, military, sports, history, cooking, gardening, travel, children’s books, literature and more... as well as CDs, DVDs and tapes. All well-organized, efficiently displayed, and offered at extremely modest prices. This is a cherished Carmel event ad a treat for book lovers and bargain hunters alike! Come and browse. You’ll be delighted! Information: 831-625-3418 or 831-622-9289
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Are you acting from love, gratitude and thankfulness, or hanging out in that fear and doubt place? “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ― John Lennon As human beings we reflect a wide range of emotions daily. A multitude of motivations fuel our behaviors. Too often we react emotionally to what others say or do. If our reactions are preceded by the emotions of fear, anger or sadness, we forfeit our ability to act with personal power and effectiveness. This reaction is often sourced in fear and low self-esteem. We may focus on what’s wrong with us and our lives. We may fear being controlled, hurt or taken advantage of. We may overlook the many things we have in our lives for which we should rightly be grateful. When we doubt our ability to thrive, to access the abundance in the world, we react instead from the concern of scarcity, the expectation of failure, hurt and disappointment. We may see ourselves in competition for the world’s resources and the love and attention of others rather than realizing that there is more than enough to go around. We forget that we manifest what we expect and don’t need to compete for limited resources. Whenever we forget that we are magnificent beings and that there is plenty of wealth, happiness, fun and fulfillment to go around, we feel the need to protect ourselves from what we perceive to be a dangerous world. We likewise tend to forget that others operate from the same lacking self-confidence, scarcity of gratitude, and deficient self-love that we often do. So, whenever two or more individuals see themselves as not good enough to tap into the world’s abundance, conflicts are likely to arise. The result is broken relationships, strained communication, emotional pain, struggle and suffering. All of these are needless for those who can detach from the struggle and master their emotional response.
Rhonda M. Farrah, M.A.
Wellness Empowerment When we stop to realize that everyone else suffers from the same self-doubt, the fear of being dominated and cheated out of their fair share of love, fun, money, possessions and security, we can break the vicious cycle of endless competition and continual striving for domination. We can realize that cooperation and communication are more effective in producing harmony than competition and a focus on self-interest based on fear. We can intentionally choose to trust that others are doing the best they know how based upon how they see the world. We can assume that they act from good intentions, even when we fear the opposite. We can hold them as worthy, competent, loving, good-natured and capable of creating win-win relationships rather than fearing them as hateful, ill meaning, incompetent, unworthy, selfish opponents. When we decide to champion others by looking for the best in them, to interact with them out of an attitude of gratitude for their gifts, strengths and positive qualities, it becomes clear that we hold them as intrinsically good, as worthy of our love and respect, and we provide a new and exciting opportunity for them to “show up” for us in this manner. Our decision to hold others as great (because they really are when we strip away their anger, fears, and insecurities) allows them the freedom to rise to our expectations. By operating from love, from gratitude for the wisdom and empathy we develop, we see their mistakes as temporary indiscretions producing valuable lessons. We can learn and grow. The key to bringing out the best in others is non-attachment. When we realize that we have total control over our response to any situation, we give up our right to be invalidated by others or control them. We will possess a newfound freedom that allows us to exit the drama of conflict in favor of understanding, compassion, and love. Decide now to be grateful for the challenges you will
encounter in your life and business. See the problems that arise as opportunities for your personal development. Look for these challenges as you go about your day, be grateful when you encounter them, and seek out the gifts awaiting your discovery. Try this exercise for expanding gratitude and shifting your reactive nature: List all the things you have decided to be grateful for in your life and business. In your daily journal, record each time you fail to express gratitude for a challenging situation. Catch yourself reacting emotionally to what someone says or does and shift your perception in that moment to appreciate the learning experience at hand. Ask yourself who you are not holding as magnificent in your daily life. Ask how you can champion their excellence and express gratitude for the opportunity to grow in love and wisdom that they are gifting you instead of reacting with anger, sadness, or fear.
Ask who you are seeking to control or avoid being controlled by. Will you take on the practice of non-attachment in your relationship with them, creating space for them to be who they are? I invite you to do this for 30 days and write down how your interactions evolve. Rhonda M. Farrah MA, DRWA has spent years studying how the power and impact of the mind and spirit is crucial in creating personal and professional success. Rhonda’s success philosophy is simple: Identify and live your deepest passion while striving for balance in all areas of your life. Rhonda applies her experience and education as a coach, author, speaker and spiritual teacher specializing in wellness empowerment in body, mind, spirit, relationship and society. As a practicing wellness empowerment coach, Rhonda assists individuals in utilizing their authentic power from within, actualizing their goals and desires on all levels. She has a demonstrated talent for motivating, encouraging and leading individuals in a positive direction for betterment. Her creative endeavors are dedicated to individual empowerment and the conscious evolution of humankind, so we may align perfectly with our Creator, fulfilling our purpose while enjoying its process.
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Eagle Scout Project: Muni Ballpark gets a Facelift
By Skyler Lewis
Marcus Anthony Cuen tried out one of the “public pianos” at the Wharf. He’s visiting his grandmother, Kathy Cuen-Ashby, from Yuma, AZ.
Even though it has been open and enjoyed by many for quite a few weeks, the official ribbon-cutting for the Beach House was held last week. Front row, L-R, Mayor Bill Kampe, Councilmember Alan Cohen, former mayor Dan Cort, manager Kevin Phillips, and Chamber Ambassador Marylynn Andreas.
When he noticed the poor condition of the Pacific Grove Municipal Ballpark’s grandstands at his sister’s softball games, PG Eagle Scout candidate Christian Leisner was inspired to fix them. Age 16 and a member of Pacific Grove’s Boy Scout Troop 90, Leisner organized this volunteer project, a requirement for Eagle rank, with the assistance of Pacific Grove softball players, coaches, and his Boy Scout Troop 90 troop mates. He first contacted the city and his troop at the beginning of July. Once the city green-lit the project, he started work the day the troop approved it, with paint donated by PG PONY and tools from the City of Pacific Grove. Leisner said he was grateful for the “endless amounts of help” by his family and other gracious volunteers. John Goss from Pacific Grove Public Works, Jon Shoemaker from Jon Shoemaker Hardwood Floors, and PONY coach Chris Henden assisted Leisner with the woodworking. For the painting portion, Leisner got help not only from members of his troop, but also from the PONY softball team. Pacific Grove PONY Baseball and Softball use the ballpark, located on 17 Mile Drive, throughout the year for practices and games. Reece White, a family friend of the Leisners, also helped with the painting. Leisner said that his volunteers were easy to lead, and that, except for the fact that the Pacific Grove fog made the paint dry slowly, they encountered very few roadblocks in the project. Staci Consiglio, PG PONY Vice President, greatly appreciated Leisner’s work — both his physical repairs of the stadium and his demonstration of community involvement. “I think it’s awesome when we can model volunteerism to our kids and they in turn want to give back,” she said. These repairs have come at an excellent time. After successfully hosting last week’s Bronco Super Regional
PG PONY Softball players turned out to volunteer with Eagle candidate Leisner, helping him paint the bleachers. Photo by Staci Consiglio. Bottom photo by Skyler Lewis. tournament, PG PONY now prepares to host the Mustang 9 World Series next summer. “The end result,” said Craig Bell, PG PONY President, “is a field that all of our players should be especially proud to play on.”
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The Paul Mortuary, partnering with Hair Studio 104, held a hair-cutting event last year and seeks to repeat the success this Aug. 25 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. when professional staff from Hair Studio 104 will cut donors' eight-inch pony tails and trim up their hair. The pony tails will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a charity campaign which partners with the American Cancer Society to create and donate real-hair wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. Donations of at least eight inches of hair are requested. (Measure when straight if your hair is wavy or curly.) Hair should be free of permanent color, bleach, or other chemical treatments such as Japanese Straightening. Vegetable dyes and semi-permanent dyes are acceptable, and hair with no more than five percent gray is requested. “Last year, four of our staff participated,” said MaryNina Hill of Paul Mortuary. “Help support a woman during the greatest fight of her life.” The event will be held at the Paul Mortuary, 390 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. If you have questions or would like to participate, call the Paul at 831-375-4191 or Hair Studio 104 at 375-0104.
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August 3, 2013 4-6 PM The Little House
Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.
Jewel Park, Central between Grand & Forest Bring something to read share your thoughts or just come to listen as we celebrate. There will be a reading in the poet’s native Farsi and a presentation by our Poet In Residence, Dr. Barbara Mossberg. As space is limited please reserve at 831-658-0663.
Animal Tales and Other Random Thoughts This is not the column I intended to write, but an obituary in the paper this week changed my plans. Robert Keith Bullock died on Thursday, July 18 about 60 years from the day we first met. I hadn’t seen him for many years, but thought about him from time to time as he was the Sports Editor of the Herald with which I have had a fond attachment for almost 60 years. It was the summer of 1952; Mother and I were visiting Pebble Beach and living in my uncle’s home while he was traveling in Europe. Aunt Relda, his wife, had died the year before and he needed time to get away and recover. The house faced the 18th hole of the famed golf course, with an unrestricted view of the ocean and Pt. Lobos. Today if you walk down the driveway and continue left to the end you would be on the site of the “President’s House.” I had not been a visitor for several years and there was nothing for a young girl who was not part of the inner circle, though Mother went two or three times a year. I remember the day Uncle Sam came to our house in Tucson and said “I think you girls should come and stay in my house when I am away.” I was thrilled and excited to be included as, previously, my presence was anything but desired. In those days in a certain social milieu youngsters were shipped off to boarding school, camp and/or Europe. Most of my mother’s inheritance had been embezzled by her guardian when she was young. It was only her sense of entitlement which accrued her benefits of a certain social status. We lived in a tiny house, in the middle of the desert, drove an old car and (according to Mother) were “dirt poor” though in retrospect I realize that wasn’t true, we simply had lesser means than those who were my mother’s friends. We drove off to California, leaving in the middle of the night, due to the heat of the summer in the Southwest. I was, at the time, engaged to be married and Don agreed to housesit and take care of the house. I considered myself an excellent driver but my mother’s foot was pressed to the floor most of the time I was behind the wheel. I remember stopping in Twenty-Nine Palms to catch a little sleep, before we drove on to San Jacinto, my Aunt Rosa’s home and a visit of a couple of days. Then on to our ultimate destination. When we reached the gate Mother leaned out and said “We are going to the Morse residence. Mr. Morse is my brother.” The gatekeeper leaned in and said “Well, aren’t you lucky!” and sent us on our way. I entered a life I had left more than 10 years earlier; since that time, I revisited it in books and movies. Breakfast in bed every morning, should we wish -- I did not “wish” though Mother loved it (a return to a life she had lost years before). Dinner prepared and served by the only staff on duty at the time and wonderful cook whose name I have forgotten. My parent immediately connected with old friends such as Mae Piggott, Charlotte Cruickshank and Virginia Stanton for lunches, cocktails and, of course, bridge. She met new ones, among whom was Maureen Dalton, who was to become my uncle’s wife, thanks to Mother getting them together that summer. I had little to do; I knew no one and was abnormally shy. Oh, I was very comfortable in a small group of people but I was uncomfortable in crowds and fitting in was something that was hard for me. Mary, my cousin, was married to Richard Osborne and lived in the house which is now Casa Palmaro. It was large, comfortable and a little run down, much more to my liking than the perfection of our summer abode. They did everything they could to embrace and entertain the young collegian. Richard had a charge, Freddy Mills, the younger brother of his college room mate, who was a recent Harvard graduate. Freddy was a free spirit and we became good friends. However, the condition of his stay was that he must find a job. Freddy is another story for a different time. In the beginning I had no one. I liked playing tennis, but soon learned that I was not the caliber of those who were on the courts, so I would sit and watch, hoping to meet someone. That’s when I met Bob Bullock. He seemed to understand the frustration and loneliness of the young girl. He suggested I come to a party at the Beach Club (in those days it was a real beach club not elegant at all). He introduced me to girls who, because of the introduction by someone everyone loved, took me in hand. Soon I was getting calls from these young women to come to gatherings and, someone -- I don’t remember who -- took me to the Mission Ranch, a Mecca for many years. Bob was always there, “Hi, Knuckles (why Knuckles who knows), good to see you.” We shared many an evening at the Ranch drinking, singing around the piano and discussing the current plays on Broadway. Once someone introduced me as Sam Morse’s niece, Bob intervened, “She is Janie Christian from Tucson, the U of A, and a writer.” It made me comfortable and happy. During that summer and in the years to follow, I became close to many who worked at The Herald. Some were editors, publishers, and some were reporters or typesetters. I spent time at the offices downtown. I saw Bob from time to time over the next few years, but it has been decades. I will never forget him and his kindness to a “desert fish out of water.”
The event will kick off Pacific Grove’s monthly interactive poetry forum set for the first Saturday of each month. The second event is set for September 7 when we will explore the works of Gary Snyder. Free/donation.
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Vive Les Misérables at MPC! Katie Shain and Mike Clancy
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Performance Review Overflowing with opulent pleasantries, the current Monterey Peninsula College production on the newly updated Morgan Stock Stage has raised the bar for performance levels to unmatched heights on the Monterey Peninsula. Whatever makes eyes fill with tears, this operetta style musical production taxed it. MPC’s “Les Misérables” has what it takes to move even the most callous viewer to tears. “No more words!” said Dr. Sean Boulware at the end of opening night. Boulware’s performance as Jean Valjean was over the top “stellar.” At last there is a role and venue to showcase the depth and breadth of Boulware’s exceptional talent and vocal range abilities, and not his alone. All the accolades in the universe fall short by description. Michelle Boulware, performing as Fantine, brought nothing less than her standard, impeccable and moving, eloquent dominance, capturing her part with graceful essence, mired in distressed motherly love. Young Isaiah Boulware (Gavroche) kept pace with his family’s status by executing a fine performance of well-polished, clean delivery for his many chivalrous lines. Javert’s insensitive and cruel character was brought to life with extraordinary precision, strength, and ultimately with sensitivity, demonstrating the remarkably valuable, well-honed professional skills of Rob Devlin. Jennifer L. Newman found the appropriate character vehicle to display a bit more of her uncanny stage prowess. Shining through in her wonderfully animated portrayal of Madame Thenardier, Newman was equally complemented by Chris Beem’s fabulously funny depiction of the “Master of the House” himself, Thenardier. Each and every cast member turned in professional performances worthy of personal mentions too numerous to list. But special mention must be made for the extraordinary artistic vocalization by Megan Root in her strong execution of Eponine, Dale Thompson as Marius, Young Cosette
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Mid-Summer Night’s Dream: Art Happening and Creative Merchant Fair Art-making, poetry, performance, music, and more will be at the MidSummer Night’s Dream: Art Happening and Creative Merchant Fair at the Pacific Grove Art Center on Saturday August 10. The event is free to attend. Unique goods will be available for purchase, from collage and cards to sculpture and hand-made books. All PGAC profits will benefit children’s art programs. Volunteers will perform all manner of theater: interactive experiences, whimsy and other types of expression. There will be free drop-in drawing sessions with a
costumed model, a chance to try watercolor, and an opportunity to play music with Hootenanny experts. Some of the center’s resident studio artists will hold open studios that day. Time for the event will be noon-5 p.m. Among the guests participating will be The Forest Theater with actors reciting poetry and Shakespeare, Lisa Coscino’s Flying ACE Museum, Lisa Handley of Plumeria Papercraft, Mary Hill Photography and John McCleary with his “Hippie Dictionary.” Call 375-2208 for more information.
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by Hadley Sprague and most especially, Lori Schulman in her flawlessly perfect portrayal of Cosette. The show makes superior use of the improvements that have been well invested in the Morgan Stock Stage. The sound was impeccable. The new digital lighting system, with pyrotechnics-style effects, ingenious costuming, nuanced choreography, and expert use of props throughout, brought every scene to tremendous virtual life. The icing on the cake for this marvelous, awe striking production is the beautifully subtle sight of Dr. John Anderson, as he steadily directed his concert orchestra and the entire live cast ensemble simultaneously. Director Gary Bolen must be given full and extra credit for soliciting, navigating and executing this well done “like never before [seen]” at MPC, productionextravaganza. A little taste of New York City, London and Paris theater life is happening in the heart of Monterey in the newly remodeled MPC Morgan Stock Stage. An extra show has been added on August 8. Show runs through August 18. For ticket information call MPC Box Office 646-4213 after 3:00 pm.
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The ninth annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day Memorial will be held on Saturday, August 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Lovers Point Cove, at the foot of Forest Avenue. Honoring those who suffered the atomic bombings in 1945, this ceremony reaffirms a commitment to a nuclear weapons-free world and to alternative, safer forms of energy. There will be a short program, taiko drumming, and shakuhachi playing, followed at 8: 15 p.m. by the launching of the paper lanterns, decorated
by participants and lit within by candles, on rafts pulled by kayaks into the cove. Everyone is welcome at this free event, which is sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Peace Coalition of Monterey County, Monterey Peace and Justice Center, and the Monterey Peninsula Friends Meeting. For information, please contact 375-8216 or 372-5762., or email mrmoonsmom@ redshift.com.
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Artists in Chautauqua, the annual arts and crafts show held in conjuntion with Chautauqua Days, is set for Sun., Oct. 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event, which is sponsored by the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove and Artisana Gallery, seeks local artists and craftspeople for both indoor and outdoor table sales. Application deadline is Aug. 31, 2013. We will continue to accept applications received after this date for consideration to fill the show or add to wait list on a first come, first served basis. Please reply to ArtisanaGallery@yahoo.com and we will send you a copy of the application for this event. Thank you!
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Opinion Continuing a stand-alone police force can’t be based only on good thoughts Editor: The purpose of this letter is to provide some thoughts concerning your article “Keep PGPD Intact” in the June 21 edition of the Cedar Street Times. While the majority of this audience did in fact support retaining a Pacific Grove police department, it consisted of police officers, retired officers, retired chiefs, the POA, and their supporters. It was not an unbiased survey. Whether this opinion is fully representative of the majority of residents needs to be evaluated and validated. There were statements from several individuals from this audience that the current police department was in shambles and the quality of service was not up to standards. Yet there was no statistical and empirical evidence to support this. A comparison of the police results placed side-by-side should show whether Chief Myers’s department is on par with that of both former Chiefs Engles and
Carl Miller. Chief Myers should present her status of the Pacific Grove police department. Otherwise these comments are just rumors and innuendo. There were nostalgic stories about how the Pacific Grove police officers knew all the citizens and the families which may have been true in the past. Today many of the current police officers do not live in Pacific Grove nor have they graduated from our local schools. The current City Council has been forced to review other models and affiliations because funding the present Pacific Grove police department has become impossible and cannot be financially sustained. To retain and reinforce a so-called stand-alone Pacific Grove police department will require the additional financial support from both residents and local businesses as well as concessions from the POA during contract negotiations. Other city services such as the library, youth recreation
Legal Notices ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of LEANN ADLER Case No. M123928 Filed July 10, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner LEANN ADLER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name LEANN MARJORIE ADLER to proposed name DEVIN ADLER. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: August 30, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 15. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: July 10, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 07/12, 07/19, 07/26, 08/02/13 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of MELANIE ROSE ROGERS Case No. M123878 Filed July 9, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner MELANE ROSE ROGERS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name MELANIE ROSE ROGERS to proposed name MELANIE ROSE KUNOA. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: September 13, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 15. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: July 9, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 07/12, 07/19, 07/26, 08/02/13
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and street repair should not be looted to make up the shortfall. City government has the responsibility to provide a full array of services and they are all important for quality of life as well as retaining property values. We should not increase funding our police force on the backs of other required services. Also unfortunately a continued Pacific Grove police force cannot be only forged upon good thoughts, slogans, well wishes and nostalgia. To the contrary it will require needed funding and some POA concessions to fit comfortably within the limited capacity of the Pacific Grove budget. To think otherwise is a fool’s errand. Ken Cuneo City Council Member
Special kudos to Otter Views Editor: I have consistently enjoyed your paper and its tone since its debut. The juxtaposition of the police blotter (which for reasons of your own you call Cop Log) with 100 years ago (which for reasons of your own you call High Hats & Parasols) is reassuring. It’s not that we’ve made any discernible “progress” but at least we haven’t slipped much either. I’m moved to write today with special appreciation for Tom Stevens and his piece deftly finding the intersection of two important Pacific Grove themes: art and seagull poop. Well done! Restored my (perhaps misplaced) faith in humanity! Thanks for your work. John Kern Pacific Grove
Legal Notices ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of VERGEN CELESTE LEON Case No. M124118 Filed July 23, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner VIRGEN CELESTE LEON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name EVERARDO RAFAEL BUSTAMANTE to proposed name EVERETT LEON. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: September 20, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 15. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: July 23, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 07/26, 08/02, 08/09, 08/16/13 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of RICHARD HERNANDEZ III, HAILEY HERNANDEZ Case No. M123945 Filed July 9, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner RICHARD HERNANDEZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name RICHARD HERNANDEZ III, HAILEY LYNN HERNANDEZ, BENTLEY JAY HERNANDEZ, DRAKE KAY HERNANDEZ to proposed name RICHARD BYRUM, HAILEY LYNN BYRUM, BENTLEY JAY BYRUM, DRAKE KAY BYRUM. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: August 30, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 14. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: July 09, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 07/26, 08/02, 08/09, 08/16/13 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of JANET MARIE CROWLEY Case No. M123939 Filed July 9, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner JANET MARIE CROWLEY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name JANET MARIE CROWLEY to proposed name JANET MARIE KUNOA. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: September 13, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 15. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: July 9, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 07/12, 07/19, 07/26, 08/02/13
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20131266 The following person is doing business as BACCHANT WINES, 28275 North Alta, Gonzales, Monterey County, CA 93926: FLOYD-PISONI WINE COMPANY, 28275 North Alta, Gonzales, CA 93926 This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on July 1, 2013. Registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on October 1, 2007. Signed: Mark Pisoni, Secretary. This business is conducted by a corporation. Publication dates: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/13
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20131364 The following person is doing business as SHARED NOTES, 3354-A Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA 95403 and RAVE VINES & WINES, 3354-A Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA 95403. SONS OF BACCHUS, LLC. 28275 N. Alta Street, Gonzales, CA 93926-0908. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 07/16/2013 . Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 07/15/2013. Signed: Mark Pisoni, Secretary, Partner for Sons of Bacchus, LLC. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. Publication dates: 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9/2013.
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You Are Growing Sleepy . . . Tom Stevens
Otter Views When no topic springs to mind - which is, lamentably, more often than not – I’m forced to invent a specialty magazine. This is harder than it sounds. As the most cursory spin through any Target or Safeway will attest, specialty magazines already exist for every conceivable topic and market niche. Model Railroading? Celebrity Tanning? Summer Abs? Don’t worry, you’re covered. If you don’t see your magazine in the racks, you can always subscribe on-line. There, 10,000 magazines beckon shamelessly for readers, advertisers and “first page” search result status. It’s a rare symbiosis of print and digital media. I don’t go on-line magazine surfing very often, because that would crush my dreams of becoming an imaginary magazine titan. For instance, one magazine I used to imagine in pre-Google times was “Smoker.” It would have showcased smoking’s long history, its cultural and stylistic variations, the many substances smoked globally, and the interesting characters who smoke them. By my reckoning, “Smoker” would have ignited a whole pack of similar magazines serving subsets of the demographic: “Brier Pipe Smoker,” “Hookah,” “Cuban Cigarello,” “Candy Cigarettes with Pink Tips,” and so on. I figured 20 to 30 spinoff magazines, at least. In my mind, I was the Rupert Murdoch of smoke inhalation periodicals. The Internet swiftly put a match to all that. Take cigar smoking alone. Typing “cigar magazines” into any search engine kicks out a list of 20 publications. These range from “Stogie Guys” and “Dominican Cigar Review” to “Cigar Snob” and “Cigar City,” the latter devoted to the cigar culture of Tampa, Florida. There are even magazines about cigar humidors. Yes, it has all been done already. Probably by Murdoch. And so, sadly, I no longer imagine “Smoker” magazine. I have also surrendered my long-time food magazine fantasies. I used to while away many non-productive hours whipping up imaginary magazines about favorite foods and eating experiences. At one time, I had “World of Wasabi,” “Midnight Snacker” and “Peanut Brittle Digest.” But in today’s uber-saturated video culture, entire food networks have arisen like sourdough starters. At any time of day or night, some variation of “Iron Chef,” “Supermarket Superstar” or “Cupcake Wars” airs on food channels worldwide. This has surely greased a pan full of copycat cupcake magazines, leaving no crumb for me. Beleaguered but unbowed, I retreat to my final redoubt. This is a magazine I have not yet seen on the shelf, and one I will not seek on-line, for reasons discussed above. And yet, for all its seeming scarcity, this magazine has a vital topic and an enormous potential readership: the entire population of planet earth. Yes, I’m talking “Sleep,” the magazine by, for and about sleepers. Having imagined many start-up periodicals, I know it all begins with advertising. And unlike say, “Candy Cigarettes with Pink Tips,” a magazine devoted to sleepers and sleeping would find a flock of potential advertisers. Beds alone could fill the ad space: mattress sets, water beds, air beds, futons, hammocks, bunks, recliners, daybeds, pull-outs and tilt-ups for small apartments, yada yada. Accessories? Don’t even get me started. Just close your eyes for a moment and think of all the retail footage devoted to sleepwear, bedding, comforters, shams, accent pillows and the like. Then mentally cruise the pharmaceutical aisles of any grocery store. Half the products you’ll find there are meant to induce or prevent sleep. I could go on, and probably will. As I imagine it, “Sleep” magazine will swiftly achieve the industry gold standard of 80 percent ad saturation. This in turn will pay for vivid graphics and compelling editorial content with global reach. That’s because throughout history, sleep has been practiced by people of every culture. It is part of our folklore, our biorhythms, our DNA, and our various floor plans. Content would range from pop-culture froth like “Kardashian Sleepover” to hardhitting analyses of adolescent sleep loss in the digital age. Famous sleepers would share their accounts of “My Best Nap Ever,” “What I Eat Before Bed,” and “Sleep in Time of War.” The magazine’s staff photographers would picture obscure subjects, like the Himalayan baba who has slept standing up for 14 years, or fakirs asleep on beds of nails. “Sleep’s” graphic designers would showcase inviting bedrooms and boudoirs. Staff cartoonists wouldn’t have to draw open eyes. Magazine sections could be spun off as entire new publications. “Dream Time” would explore REM, alpha and beta state sleep experiences. “Insomniac” would target readers who can’t sleep (or, read them this column). “Slung” would showcase hammocks; “Slosh,” water beds; “Sssssssst,” air mattresses. “Never Wake a Headhunter” and “Beagles on the Bed” would serve the action-adventure and SPCA demographics, respectively. Next would come “Sleep,” the cable network. Who’s up for “Jammie Wars?” Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
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Poetry In our friendships In our dealings We like to trust Our feelings.
Valid In our estimation They still require Confirmation It doesn’t matter What we admire And what we love, Water or fire, A church, a woman Inside it kneeling We seek confirmation Of our feeling. Somebody else Should love or admire Our water, Our fire. Somebody else Should love or admire The church, the woman inside And the choir. And if confirmation Is not just guesses, But cheerful And confident yesses, Then our hearts Cannot be rusted Because the feeling Can be trusted. And no power Is able to trim it. And only the sky Is the limit.
PGHS Class of 1973 Plans 40th Reunion The Pacific Grove High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion October 4-6. An informal, no-charge wine-andcheese event will be held at a private home Friday evening, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. The annual Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association Reunion Dinner and Dance will be held at 6 o’clock Saturday evening, October 5, at the Del Monte Beach House at 285 Figueroa Street in Monterey. Cost for the dinner is $55 per person for members of the association. On Sun., Oct. 6, Class of 1973 members will attend the annual PGHSAA Reunion Brunch at 10 a.m. at the Pacific Grove High School Library, 615 Sunset Drive. Attendees of the brunch are asked to wear their high school letter jackets and sweaters if they have them, or wear red and gold. Cost for the brunch is $20 for members of the Association. PGHSAA membership is $20 a year for individuals or couples who both attended Pacific Grove schools. Registration forms for the dinner and brunch and membership forms for the association are available at www.pgusd.org/alumni. The registration deadline for the dinner and brunch is September 26. Members of the PGHS Class of 1973 who have questions about the reunion can contact Reunion Coordinator Beth Penney at email@example.com or at 372-7625, or visit the class web site, www.pacificgrove73.com.
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Learn how you can save the lives of shelter dogs and change the lives of atrisk youth. UnChained teaches youth how to train shelter dogs in basic skills and good manners using positive reinforcement. Using the method of Clicker Training, the youth learn patience, responsibility and respect for themselves and others, while helping to increase the chances of adoption for the dogs. When the kids see the effects of change they have on the dogs, by giving them a second chance at life, they begin to take the risk in believing they can do the same for themselves. UnChained, Inc. will host a General Volunteer Orientation on Sat., Aug. 3 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for anyone interested in learning more about how to create compassionate communities for kids and dogs through animal-assisted therapy. Our current teen programs are in Monterey county. The training will be held at Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter at 2200 7th Ave., Santa Cruz. Must RSVP: Melissa Wolf at Info@ livingunchained.org or 831.818.8738 Visit www.livingunchained.org to learn more about how dogs and kids help each other gain a second chance at life.
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Feast of Lanterns 2013 Chalk Fest at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Each year the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History hosts a Chalk Fest on the sidewalk in front of the Museum and invites children to draw on the sidewalk. There are also wonderful lanterns to create and fun with the Royal Court, hearing stories and meeting the ladies.
Overly enthusiastic participants got Sandy The Whale involved in the Chalk Fest, much to the chagrin of one Board member who had to scrub all the chalk off.
Children are invited to decorate their own lanterns as well as the sidewalk, and to hear the Legend of the Blue Willow recited by the Royal Court.
Art Show Royal Court’s Choice, first place “Untitled” by Wendy Ashby. It was also Queen’s Choice for third place and the People’s Choice for third place. Queen’s first choice and first place in People’s Choice. “Girls Are Gems Lighting The Way” by N.J. Taylor, shown below.
People’s Choice for second place is entitled “Feast of Lanterns” and is by Thaleia Widemon. The Host’s Choice, chosen by Leela Marcum of The Works, was a collage/multimedia piece by Anita Kaplan. The Royal Court chose “Queen Topaz” by Sheree Greek as third place. It was Queen Topaz’s second place choice.
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A Feast of the Flavors of Pacific Grove
Dishes offered by local restaurants were served to appreciative guests who enjoyed entertainment in historic Chautauqua Hall. Rock Star dancers presented
the story of the Feast of Lanterns as a dance and were joined by members of the Royal Court.
Entertainment by Rock Star Dance Studio Monarch Hand Bell Choir serenaded
Board president Marabee Boone and Board member Terry Peterson
Photos by Peter Mounteer except as noted
2012 Queen Topaz Allison Naylor joined members of this year’s court
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Pet Parade: A Tradition of the Pacific Grove Post Office
Dogs and cats and kids in costumes...and a pig
Don Mothershead with his grandchicken and Scooby Photo by Emily Schoenwald
Guinea pigs and fish and boys in costume
Photo by Emily Schoenwald
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A Feast of Dance for All Ages
Dancing with Dad
Conga Line DJ Mix’n’Spin Hokey Pokey
Photos by Peter Mounteer
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Pageant Day...and Night
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Bryan Diamond was part of the show
Ashley Yukihiro did face painting
Mike Coleman emcee’ed
Photos by Peter Mounteer except as noted
JoJo Franklin, Peter Meuse band
Michael Martinez entertained
Cast of Pinnochio, Jr.
The dad (above) of Princess Turquoise (Minhee Cho) arranged for Korean drummers to entertain (below).
Getting the pyrotechnics ready Photo by Peter Nichols
Rides and picnics and games, plus asand castle contest on the beach
Chang, played by Jonathon Villareal
As night fell, the audience got ready for the pageant. Photo by Peter Nichols
The dragon lurks throughout the play, hoping to eat the lovers. Photo by Peter Nichols.
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Pageant Night and Closing Ceremonies the Next Day
“Nobody knows...” Roger Powers, “the Voice of the Feast of Lanterns”
Topaz is carried to the coronation
The Mandarin (Bob Lyon)
The Mandarin’s favorite is Princess Topaz, whom he resolves to crown as queen
Tai Jin woos her with treasure and The Mandarin promises her hand to him
Obon Dancers entertain the Court The Mandarin forbids the lovers to meet
Jamaica Sinclair’s dance troupe People gathered everywhere to watch the fireworks light the way for the lovers to escape. Photo by Peter Nichols
A sea of lights
Next week: Winners and Entries of Home and Business Decorating
But she loves Chang, a poet and scribe
Topaz contemplates escape Photo by Peter Nichols
Opportunity Drawing, Entertainment by La’Iku and Gordon Coleman
Board member Rebecca Barrymore with some of the prizes for the opportunity drawing
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Four-legged backyard prowlers are a fact of life By Cameron Douglas They leave their calling card in almost any neighborhood: overturned garbage cans, ripped-open trash bags, and shredded food on the ground. These are sure signs that raccoons have paid a visit, and it’s rarely a surprise. Raccoons are as common as ants in this country. These furry, masked bandits are as American as apple pie, inhabiting all 48 states in the continental U.S. In many languages, the word raccoon comes from a reference to the creatures’ characteristic dousing behavior. Captain John Smith recorded the Powhatan word aroughcun, said to have come from a Proto-Algonquin root ahrah-koon-em, “[the] one who rubs, scrubs and scratches with its hands.” Eventually, the name became raccoon. Touch is a raccoon’s most important sense. Their hypersensitive front paws are protected by a thin horny layer, which becomes pliable when wet. This is the reason raccoons may seem to “wash” their food in water, when in fact they’re just trying to get a better feel for it. They can identify objects before touching them by using vibrissae (whiskers) located above their sharp, non-retractable claws.
Raccoons have a broad auditory range that can even detect soft sounds such as earthworms moving underground. They also have an acrobatic talent for climbing down trees head first, which is unusual for a mammal this size. Raccoons accomplish this by turning the rear paws to face backward. Raccoons have a dual body cooling system, able to dissipate heat by both sweating and panting. They are generally not able to run fast or jump high. Their top speed is between 10 and 15 miles per hour — which can still close the gap plenty quick if the animal is cornered in a tight space. Raccoons are omnivores; a polite way of saying they’ll eat anything and everything, including bugs, plants, worms, fruit, trash, smaller animals, and road kill. Though generally nocturnal, raccoons will sometimes forage in daylight when food availability is good. They are also noted for their intelligence, with the ability to remember the solutions to tasks for periods up to three years. Raccoons are not known for attacking pets, though occasional cases are reported. The larger problem is raccoons nesting in the attics of houses, costing the property owner thousands of dollars to remedy. Homeowners need to be vigilant about this.
Bad company: A raccoon shares Kibbles with a skunk in a Hollywood backyard. This is why it’s a bad idea to leave bowls of food outside for your pets. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
Raccoons are found all over North America from Canada down to Panama. Their original habitats were limited to deciduous and mixed forests; but through adaptability they have branched out to mountainous areas, coastal marshes and urban areas. The raccoon is now distributed in parts of Europe, and in Japan, as a result of numerous deliberate introductions and escapes. Germany’s raccoon population is now the second largest outside North America. Japan generally regards raccoons as an invasive species. Raccoons have been exterminated in Cuba and Jamaica, where the last sightings were reported in 1687. In captivity, raccoons can live up to 20 years. Their life expectancy is much shorter in the wild, about 1.8 to 3.1 years. Several factors contribute to this. First are motor vehicle traffic volume, hunting regulations, and severity of weather. Often only half of newborn raccoons survive their first year. Those that make it go on to face problems with distemper, which can reach epidemic proportions and kill most of a local raccoon population. In areas with heavy traffic and extensive hunting, those factors can cause up to 90 percent of adult raccoon deaths. Besides distemper, raccoons are also susceptible to leptospirosis, listeriosis,
A raccoon’s front paw has great tactile ability, even without an opposable thumb. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
tetanus, and tularemia. Then there’s rabies. Of the 6,940 documented U.S. rabies cases in 2006, 37.7 percent involved raccoons. In most cases – and there are always exceptions – a rabid raccoon behaves very differently than a rabid dog. The sick raccoon typically retreats to its lair. A sickly appearance, impaired mobility and abnormal vocalization are signs of a rabid raccoon. There are plenty of raccoons today. Raccoon populations exploded in the 1940s, and by the 1980s their numbers were 15 to 20 times higher than in the 1930s, when raccoons were still relatively rare. Other than the usual foraging and trash-trashing, the raccoon scene is currently quiet in Pacific Grove. As far as rabies cases or other raccoon disease problems, Pacific Grove Animal Control Officer Liz Conti-Yeo reports “nothing that I know of” is going on. Yeo adds that it’s always possible for rabid animals to be somewhere out in the wild, but the city receives notification from the Monterey County Health Department when any cases are discovered. People are encouraged to stay away from raccoons and other animals that exhibit unusual behavior, and to notify an animal control officer or area health department.
Although raccoons are cute and intelligent, most people still don’t like seeing this face in their back yard. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
Abandoned Musical Instruments Requested to Loan to Students
Dixieland Monterey is introducing a new program, the Instrument Rescue Project, to collect, repair and recondition donated instruments to benefit aspiring music students in the Monterey area. Music teachers in Monterey Peninsula schools have been asked to identify aspiring, worthy junior and senior high music students who can only participate in music programs if there is an instrument to borrow. Persons with an instrument to donate may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description and photo if possible, or call 659-0436. Once the donation has been confirmed, pick-up will be arranged and documentation provided. Instrument donations are tax-deductible, as allowed by law. President Doug Pinkham stresses “Music lovers who don’t have an instrument to donate but love the idea, may make a donation to help pay for the instrument rehab.” Call 659-0436 for more information. Dazzling, young, internationally acclaimed jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding got her musical start at a very young age with an instrument loaned to her through such a program. The goal is to refurbish instruments for the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
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