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Kiosk Fri., Aug. 23 Open House Genesis House 3-6 PM, Free 899-2436 •
Fri., Aug. 23
“Haute Tango Milonga” Haute Enchilda Galleria 8-11 PM, $20 915-7523
• Sat., Aug. 24
“Inherited Heart” Set to Music Bill Minor & Friends Museum of Monterey 7:30 PM, $5/$10 372-2608 •
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Tango Workshops Pacific Grove Dance 1-2:30 PM, $30 Ea./$50 Both 915-7523 •
Sun., Aug. 25
Sun., Aug. 25
Peter Gabriel Film Golden Bough Theatre 7 PM, $15/$10/$7.50 622-0100 •
Mon., Aug. 26 Literary Circle Monterey Library 6:30 PM, Free 646-3949 •
Thu., Aug. 29
Polar Bear Talk Cetacean Society Hopkins Marine Station 7:30 p.m., Free www.acsmb.org •
Thu., Aug. 29
Seniors’ Day at Fair Monterey Fairgrounds 2 PM, $3 for Seniors 375-5863 •
Sat., Aug. 31
Water Awareness Day Fairgrounds, Noon-11 PM Free with Fair Admission 372-5863
Wed. Sep. 4
Gentrain Lecture Plato’s Republic & Justice Dr. Alan Haffa, MPC 1:30-2:30 PM, Free 646-4224 •
Fri. Sept. 6
6th Annual Benefit Show & Sale Art in the Pastures of Heaven Episcopal Curch of the Good Shepherd 301 Corral de Tierra Rd. Corral de Tierra •
Mon., Sep. 9
State Capitalism Talk World Affairs Council MPC, #SS102 4 PM, Free, 643-1855 •
Sat. Sept. 14
Sons of the American Revolution Speaker: Don Kohrs at Canterbury Woods 1:00 PM 642-1040 to RSVP
Aug. 23-29, 2013
Your Community NEWSpaper
Vol. V, Issue 49
‘Safe Routes to School’ Sidewalks, Ramps Project to Begin Soon By Marge Ann Jameson Mike Zimmer of the City of Pacific Grove Public Works Department made a presentation at the recent Pacific Grove Unified school District Board meeting to update the board on traffic projects around the city, particularly as they affect the schools. The Fountain Avenue cul-de-sac project, intended to provide a safe drop-off/pick-up spot for parents and students, is proceeding as planned. A companion to that, the sidewalk completion along Hillcrest Avenue on the south side of Pacific Grove Middle School, including an ADA ramp at the intersection of Sinex and Forest Avenues, is expected to be completed under budget. An illuminated crosswalk across Forest
Avenue at the Middle School is under way and is scheduled to be completed by the end of September, 2013. Zimmer advised that updated technology will offer a brighter crosswalk than the now-familiar one on Highway 68 near the athletic fields at the high school. Installation cost will be provided by the school district with Measure D funds, and the City of Pacific Grove will assume responsibility for the system and provide ongoing maintenance of the lighting system. The ongoing issue of antiquated and broken streetlights along Forest Avenue as well as “Candy Cane Lane,” Spazier Avenue and Hillcrest Avenue, has been
The Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber, which is housed at the firehouse, has reopened and is again available for emergency treatment of divers suffering from hyperbaric trauma. As the only multi-place emergency chamber for California divers between Fairfield and Santa Catalina Island — and one of only three in the entire state — it is an important, life-saving facility. “Single-place chambers allow the patient only to be inside,” said Scott Kathey of NOAA. “But if the patient is seriously ill and needs attention over the treatment period, a multi-place chamber is vital.” The extra place
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Broken street lamps in front of Pacific Grove Middle School are on the list of City projects.
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Hyperbaric Chamber is Back On Line
The hyperbaric chamber kept at the Pacific Grove firehouse has undergone repairs and is back on line.
PG Library adds a new branch — an online one
After a lot of planning, input from staff, and work on the website, the Pacific Grove Library is about to add hundreds of thousands of new publications, a brand new version of Encyclopædia Brittanica, indie movies, and data bases for anything patrons would like to look up from dinosaurs to do-it-yourself divorces and the office phone number of
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Classic Vehicles Stolen During Car Week
Corvette Stolen From Driveway After Concours Auto Rally
Inside Animal Tales & Random Thoughts..... 16 Finance.............................................. 9 Food................................................. 12 Green Page....................................... 19 Health................................................ 8 High Hats & Parasols.......................... 4 Legal Notices...................................... 8 Opinion............................................ 10 Otter Views....................................... 16 Peeps................................................ 13 Reviews............................................ 18 Seniors............................................. 17 Sports............................................... 13
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Sat. & Sun., Aug. 24-25
Mary Chamberlin Dinner Beach & Tennis Club 6:30 PM, $150/$195 596-4629 •
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This 1962 Chevrolet Corvette was stolen from the driveway where it was parked at a Pacific Grove bed and breakfast inn.
Four vehicles, all Chevrolets, were stolen over the weekend during Car Week. A 1962 Corvette was stolen overnight on 8/17/13 from the driveway where the owners were staying in Pacific Grove, in the 300 block of Central Ave. The car had been entered in the Concours Auto Rally on Friday in Pacific Grove, and had participated in the Corvette Corral at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The owner had the key in his pocket so it is possible the vehicle was stolen with a trailer. It is red, a
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This 1963 Chevrolet Impala was one of three stolen from auction lots in Monterey.
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Times • August 23, 2013
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under consideration for years. The existing system is approaching 100 years old and cannot be repaired, and the cost of a new system is estimated at more than $1.2 million. The School District has offered to explore contributing to the purchase of three solar-powered lights on Forest Avenue in front of the Middle School, but Assistant Superintendent Rick Miller advises that no commitments have been made. The District, he says, is very interested in repacing the two which have been knocked down. Solar lights can be purchased which offer a similar look to the existing ones, but with a solar panel on top. The cost for solar lights is estimated at about $650,000, says Zimmer. Batteries would require replacement approximately every five years, Zimmer said, despite manufactueres’ claims. Perhaps the most far-reaching project is the Safe Routes to School Sidewalks plan. The city will commence building or repairing sidewalks all over the city beginning with Sinex Avenue in the next few weeks, A 10-year ADA transition plan will cost the city around $60,000 per fiscal year, and Zimmer believes that they can complete 70-80 percent of the projects by that time. Each time a sidewalk is either built or repaired or replaced, it will include ADA-compliant ramps, and there are many areas where ramps will be built
Pacific Grove Snow
The solar design, below is one of the models under consideration. where only curbs existed before. A map of the planned projects can be viewed on our website at www.cedarstreettimes.com Zimmer also commended the school district and particularly Al Saxe and the Community High School Tree Program which, along with the Trees for PG program, have planted more than 300 trees over the past two years.
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the CEO of your favorite department store. It will all be online. In fact, the website at www.pacificgrovelibrary.org is already live and a veritable treasure trove of information awaits library card holders. Library staff also did some careful rearranging of hours and finds that, with no extra cost, the library can now be open on Mondays from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. By collaborating with other institutions, the library was able to buy into the new information site links for as little as half price. Data bases for children, said Mary Elturk of the library, are free. “We found that people are still looking up data in 10-year-old Encyclopædia Britanica volumes. It is no longer in print, so the online version is even more valuable to our clients.”
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allows an attendant to enter and leave the chamber during the treatment time, which can be as much as five hours. “It was a great effort on the part of the dive community,” Kathey added. The chamber was reopened through the joint efforts of PG Hyperbaric Chamber volunteers, the dive community and public, the City of Pacific Grove, the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and central California marine science and research institutions. NOAA did their part, said Kathey, by providing two technicians, plus their travel expenses, to come from Seattle and do specialized work on the chamber as an in-kind donation. An open house, scheduled to coincide with a Carmel firehouse Safety Day, will be held on Oct. 12.
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Pacific Grove Weekend Forecast
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Initial reports about this accident on Highway 68 last week said that a Toyota Prius ran into a fallen tree. We ran the picture on our front page.We have since learned that the tree actually fell on the car. No one was injured and the damage was cleared by 10:30 a.m. Photo by Tim Burkhardt courtesy KION Central Coast News
Overnight Parking Ordinance Revision Passes
4079 Los Altos Drive Pebble Beach
Wendy Yen thought the annual accumulation of gull feathers at Fountain and Laurel looked a lot like snow and sent us a photograph.
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A revision to the 1952 prohibition on sleeping in “house cars on private property” which now includes all motor vehicles created extended discussion at the Aug. 21 City Council meeting. Despite pleas by citizens and other advocates for homeless people, the revision narrowly passed its second reading, but not before creating awareness to many of the plight of homeless people, particularly women, on the Monterey Peninsula. Initially suggested as a vehicle for making contact with homeless people sleeping in their cars and referring them to available services, the subject grew to include commentary on the lack of available services instead, and the need to expand such services. “This is not a solution, either,” said speaker Sara Myers. “Car sleeping is only a stopgap.”
Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported by Jack Beigle at Canterbury Woods
Week ending 08-22-13.................................. .02 Total for the season....................................... .26 To date last year (04-20-12)....................... 10.86 Cumulative average to this date.................. .14 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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coupe, and had black and yellow California plates #BZE636. If you have any information please call the Pacific Grove Police Department at 831-648-3143. A vehicle was reported stolen from the Fisherman’s Wharf Waterfront Lot #1 sometime between August 16, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. and August 17, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. The vehicle is described as a red 1961 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport (SS) 409, 4 speed convertible. The vehicle has an Idaho license plate, SS409. The Impala was valued at $220,000 as it was the only 1961 SS known with all original parts. The vehicle had been on the auction block at the Russo Steele Auction on Friday night, but did not sell. Two other Chevrolets, one also a 1961 Impala aconvertible and the other a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air — were reported stolen from auction lots over the weekend in the Monterey area. Cdr. John Miller of the Pacific Grove Police Department said that it is rare for such show vehicles to be stolen during Car Week.
SPCA Offering Reward: Hawk Shot with BB Gun
The SPCA for Monterey County is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot a red-tailed hawk near San Benancio and Harper Canyon last month. On July 10, the SPCA Wildlife Rescue Center rescued a red-tailed hawk unable to fly. The hawk suffered a broken wing caused by being illegally shot with a BB gun near San Benancio and Harper Canyon. X-rays showed a BB embedded in his left wing, fracturing his ulna. SPCA Wildlife Rescue staff treated his injury with help from the Avian and Exotic Clinic in Monterey. “We wrapped his wing to stabilize the injury and provided pain medication and antibiotics. Once healed, we provided physical therapy by gently stretching his wing to encourage muscle movement,” said a spokeswoman. “He is now recovering and gaining the necessary strength in order to fly again and survive in the wild. Thanks to your generous support of our work, we hope to release him back to the wild next week.” Red-tailed hawks are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The statute makes it unlawful without a waiver to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill or sell birds on the list, including red-tailed hawks. If you have any information about this case, please contact The SPCA at 831-373-2631. All calls are completely confidential. To donate to help rescue injured and orphaned wild animals, please call the SPCA or donate online at www.SPCAmc.org.
Pacific Grove Auto Burglary Interrupted, Suspects Arrested
On Aug. 21 at pproximately 1:05 a.m., Pacific Grove Police Department officers were dispatched to the 100 block of 19th St. regarding an interrupted auto burglary. The reporting party found two subjects in his vehicle, which had been left parked on the street unlocked. The resident chased the subjects, who fled to a waiting vehicle and left the area. The vehicle was spotted by Seaside Police Department officers a short time later on Del Monte Blvd. in Monterey. The vehicle was stopped and the three occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody. Property belonging to the reporting victim was located in the vehicle, as well as additional property believed to have been taken in other auto burglaries. As of noon on Aug. 14, PGPD has not received any further reports of auto burglaries. Arrested were 18-year-old Noziel Mendoza and 20-year-old Jesus Nieto, both of Castroville, and 27-year-old Joseph Olea. All were transported to the PGPD and released on their own recognizance. If you have any information about this incident please contact the Pacific Grove Police Department at 831-648-3143. The Pacific Grove Police Department reminds residents and visitors that many crimes of opportunity can be prevented by practicing “TLC” -- Take your valuables, Lock your vehicle, Close your windows. Additionally, please do not hesitate to report suspicious activities to your police department immediately by calling 831-647-7900. Cedar Street Times was established September 1, 2008 and was adjudicated a legal newspaper for Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California on July 16, 2010. It is published weekly at 306 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Press deadline is Wednesday, noon. The paper is distributed on Friday and is available at various locations throughout the county as well as by e-mail subscription. Editor/Publisher: Marge Ann Jameson Copy Editor: Michael Sizemore News: Marge Ann Jameson, Peter Mounteer, Cameron Douglas Graphics: Shelby Birch Regular Contributors: Ben Alexander • Jack Beigle • Mike Clancy • Laura Emerson • Rabia Erduman • Jon Guthrie • John C. Hantelman • Kyle Krasa • Travis Long • Rhonda Farrah • Dorothy Maras-Ildiz • Neil Jameson • Richard Oh • Jean Prock • Al Saxe • Katie Shain • Joan Skillman • Dirrick Williams Photography: Peter Mounteer, Peter J. Nichols Distribution: Peter Mounteer, Duke Kelso • Website: Skyler Lewis, Duke Kelso
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Even in Pacific Grove (or the Last Hometown)
A woman and her companion parked along Grand Ave near Oceanview and walked for a few minutes. They returned to a smashed window and a number of valuables missing. A car was left unlocked overnight and sporting goods and a number of personal items were taken. A woman returned to her unlocked car in front of the Grove Market to discover that purse had been stolen.
Coyote on the Town
A coyote went for a jog on 9th and Sinex. No aggression, just wanted to take off those last few stubborn pounds.
The Beach is Not Your Bathroom
A male was advised that consuming alcohol on the beach did not grant permission to urinate in the “really big litter box”. He was awarded a citation for just not knowing better.
That’s Not Yo Money
A lost credit card was used to make purchases at businesses near Forest Ave.
He Said, He Said
Police were called to the parking lot of Safeway to check for a suspect who made threatening statements toward an individual. The suspect told police that the other individual made threatening statements against him.
Police and Fire crews arrived at Country Club Gate Center in response to a small bundle of twigs and debris on fire. Pyromaniac Bluejay suspected.
Poached, or Over Easy?
Police dispatched to Alder Street to investigate a single shot in the area. Similar reports in this location have come in over the last few weeks. Fish and Game were advised that there may be poaching in the area.
Maybe the circus is in town
Reporting party on Union St. offered a photograph of four peanut shells located on the roadway in driveway as proof of her neighbor continuing to feed the wildlife. Thou shalt keep thy hands away from other people’s automobiles A vehicle was reported stolen during the night from in front of the reporting party’s residence on 9th St., no suspects. A vehicle was reported stolen from Moreland Ave., no suspect information. The front license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway on Congress Ave., no suspects. The gas cap of a vehicle parked on Presidio Blvd. was damaged and approximately half a tank of gas was siphoned. Resident noticed his neighbor’s car, parked in its driveway, had an open door and there was vehicle debris nearby. The door would not shut and it is surmised that the vehicle was involved in a collision.
Lost – 4, found – 5!
Child’s wetsuit – inside a white dry bag and properly labeled - reported lost while at Asilomar Beach. Cell phone reported lost “while downtown.” However, a call to the home of the reporting party revealed that the phone never left the house. A cell phone found on the Rec. Trail was reunited with its owner using a Craigslist check. Wallet reported lost, no other details.
Sidewalks to be Pressure-Washed Downtown
The City of Pacific Grove will pressure wash the sidewalks next week downtown from 13th Street to Congress. Side streets Fountain, Grand, Forest and 17th will be cleaned as well. Hopefully we’ll be all perky and gull poop-free for Labor Day weekend tourists.
Theft of Mail in Pacific Grove
On Aug. 19, Pacific Grove Police Department was contacted by a local United States Postal Service Office representative who advised that mail stolen from the 9001200 blocks of Shell, Surf, Egan, Crest, Ripple and Balboa Avenues had been returned to the USPS office. The mail was dated from Feb. 12, 2013 to Aug. 12, 2012. The mail was returned to the respective customers. The Pacific Grove Police Department advises members of the public to be aware of the potential for stolen mail. It is highly advisable to not leave mail in an unsecured mailbox for long periods of time. Additionally, if leaving your residence or business for an extended time period, it is advisable to contact the local USPS office and temporarily stop mail delivery until your intended return. If you have any information about this incident or wish to report a theft of mail, please contact the Pacific Grove Police Department at 831-648-3143.
Disaster Response Training with CERT Begins September 5
Community Emergency Response Team is a Federal Emergency Management Agency program that teaches basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist their family and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. The next Monterey CERT training runs consecutive Thursdays, September 5-October 24, from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 646-3416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This training is offered free of charge, and family participation is encouraged. For more information, see www.montereycert.org.
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Times • August 23, 2013
Jon Guthrie High Hats & Parasols Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding.
Genesis House to Hold Open House
An open house will be held at Genesis House on Friday, August 23 from 3-6 p.m. Genesis House is a comprehensive Community Human Services program providing residential substance abuse treatment to Monterey County residents. It is located at 1152 Sonoma Avenue in Seaside. The Open House will feature tours of Genesis House, including an emphasis on the recent renovations to the facility. This will be a chance to interact with clients of the programs as well as staff, and enter a discussion of substance abuse treatment plans and learn about volunteer opportunities. Refreshments will be served. Call 899-2436 for more information. The open house is free of charge and there is no need to RSVP.
Salinas boasts big A huckster for the Salinas “Big Week” rodeo has claimed it as the biggest event ever occurring in Monterey country. Perhaps in terms of numbers he is correct, but there should be some argument concerning the “enlighting” factor of the event. Watching men being torn apart in such events as cow roping, horse racing, and bull riding, is at best, boring. The same event is repeated,doing little to improve mind power. Now, take Chautauqua as a comparison. Among the topics presented by Chautauqua are those relating to music, science, theatre, social science, education, etc. This week, for instance, we’ll be learning about “plans for the world”, differences in fish, and the life-cycles of sharks: all of which are much more valuable to the mind than watching some hapless fool take a seat on a mad bull. One thing seems clear: Chautauqua will be around after the “Big Week” has faded into the sunset. P. G. is home to the sort of folks who yearn for learning, not bareback riding. Tuesday night dance: will it be a success? The young ladies preparing a dance to honor the returning firefighters from the Presidio are making a bold move. After much argumentive discussion, they have chosen to hold the dance on Tesday night, next. Either Friday or Saturday nights are the norm for dances, but the group thinks the change will pay off.”Tuesday is a less busy day for the men of the Presidio,” said president Miss Audrey Horne, “and we will avoid Wednesday church goings-on and weekend doings.” Is the group correct in making this move? Only time will tell. The Salvation Army Salvation Army Colonel and Mrs. Strump have announced a gala fund raiser for the organization. Included are bingo, sack lunch bidding, dancing, silent auction, and other activities. All revenue will be turned over to the Salvation Army’s treasury for use in good-will projects. The Stumps invite all to attend. Activities begin at 10AM next Saturday, and will be conducted at the Presbyterian church in the Grove. The next lectures Chautauqua continues with a rousing introduction to sharks, which is surely of interest to all ocean swimmers, presented by oceanographer Dr. J. L. Hoarse. Hoarse will speak at the Congregational church. For those interested in avoiding a visit to a doctor, “the path to better health” will be presented at the Mayflower church by Nurse Edith Nightengale. For more complete information, see the posters in the front window of the Review. Del Monte full The Del Monte hotel has reported itself as full because of the upcoming weekend’s athletic events. Cricket, croquet, and golf lead the coming events. A myriad of other exciting sports are also included. The Hotel Del Monte management is referring would-be patrons to Pacific Grove and providing an electric bus free making the rounds back and forth. Visits to the beach More and more Grovians are visiting the beach to judge for themselves progress on the bathhouse and adjoining swimming spa. Word is that the spa will be filled with warmed sea water, making for a very pleasant dip. With the bathhouse available for clothing changes, the nature of Lovers Point will be considerably altered. Grab a swim suit! Let’s all get ready for a fun day at the beach! Museum of Natural History Ever wonder where the shoreline rocks came from? Worried about the plight of silvery sand plovers? A visit to Pacific Grove’s Museum of Natural History may well be in order! The museum presents a plethora of exhibits concerning a plethora of topics. Admission is always free. Plan your visit now. The Museum is open daily except for Mondays and holdays. Exhibitions are constantly changing. S.P.C.A. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is in full swing here on the Peninsula. Recently, the society took in a friendly jackass nearly dead from having been abandoned to fend for itself. Anyone need a rapidly-improving jackass to help with plowing and other jobs around the farm? There are also stray dogs and cats ready for rescue and one parrot. Mr H. R. Carter says the society is in desperate need of money. Anyone who can make a donation should turn the cash or check over to Mr. Charles R. Pew, treasurer. Reformists to meet The ladies of the American Temperance Union wil meet Thursday, next, at the Metodist church. The major topic is to discuss how to rid all the United States of Demon Booze. Interested ladies are invited to attend. This notice posted by Mrs. Emma Getz, secretary.
Side track (tidbits from here and there)
F.R. Fritz, manager for Wells Fargo, has expanded into real estate. Fritz represents a number of fine properties up for sale on terms, or trade. See Fritz at the Wells Fargo office. Strong & Camp will finance leans and sell insurance. Rebecca Lodge #39 meets the first and third Wedesdays of each month. Walk-ins welcome. A free movie is projected at Scobie Hall every Thursday evening at 7.This is your chance to partake in some good, clean entertainment. E. M. Wisolff, projectionist. And the cost is... The Hotel Argonaut of San Francisco is offering a summer special. We offer five horse busses daily to and from steamers. Comfortable rooms for $1.00 per night. Community bath. Edward Rolkin, general manager. Watch our window for new collctions of the rag and other popular songs. Book of twelve Gopel songs. $1.25. C. j. Moyes at 221 Forest avenue. Notary Public Service. 0.50. Also, cottages for rent, $15 a week. Call at 568 Lighthouse.
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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
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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ARIEL Theatrical to present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” ARIEL Theatrical will present the Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through August 31 in the Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre in Salinas. The play is a re-telling of the Old Testament story of Joseph. For more information or tickets call the theatre’s box office at 775-0976 or visit the website at: http://www.arieltheatrical.org Evening performances are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Afternoon performances are at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The theatre is located at 320 Main Street in Oldtown Salinas. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors or active military and $10 for children ages 3 through 12. Children under age 3 are admitted free. With the goal of nurturing generational relationships and fostering family communication, ARIEL’s summer programs present wholesome family entertainment involving performers and stage crew ranging in age from six to 60-plus. “Dreamcoat” is directed by Gail Higginbotham, with musical direction by Jon-Mark Hurley and ARIEL Theatrical is a Salinas-based nonprofit organization offering year-round programs in theatre arts for children and adolescents. ARIEL seeks to use the art and discipline of theatre to inspire young people to understand that personal integrity, respect for others and an acceptance of responsibility for choices made are the keys to building a productive and principled life.
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Local author to sign her latest mystery
Kathryn Gualtieri, local author and Carmel historian, will hold a book signing of the third in her Nora Finnegan mysteries, The Laundryman’s Daughter, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 24 at Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore. It’s on Dolores Street between 5th and 6th in Carmel. 624-4955. “The next day I will be doing a book talk with my friend and fellow mystery writer, Gayle Ortiz, the owner of Gayle’s Bakery in Capitola,” says Gualtieri. “Gayle and I will be informally discussing The Laundryman’s Daughter on Sun., Aug. 25 starting at 3:00 p.m. at River House Books, 208 Crossroads Blvd. In Carmel.” 626-2665. Both events are free and open to the public.
Seats Filled, No Election Needed for Pacific Grove School Board
Joseph (Ryan Barnes) helps Pharaoh (Nick Pasculli) understand his dreams as Narrator (Kristin Connor) looks on (Photo credit: Jay Moralez)
As the deadline for filing has passed, Monterey County Elections Department announced that there will be no election in the Pacific Grove Unified School District for three empty seats on the board. With three candidates filing, there is no need. John Thibeau and Bill Phillips each announced they will stand for another term, filling their own spots once again. The seat to be vacated by Mike Niccum will be filled by John Pfaff, a stalwart of most school board meetings for years. Pfaff and the two incumbents will be sworn in in December, 2013. Still on the ballot will be a unique bond proposal for IT equipment.
Library Story Hours
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 11:00 am Stories and songs with MaryLee at the Pacific Grove Public Library, ages 2-5, 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove 93950. For more information call 648-5760. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 3:45 pm “Wacky Wednesday” after-school program: stories, science and crafts for grades K-2. Pacific Grove Public Library, 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove 93950. For more information call 648-5760. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 11:00 am Stories for Babies and Toddlers at the Pacific Grove Library, 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove 93950, ages birth-2. For more information call 648-5760.
Polar bears in a changing world
Bob Wilson, a founder of Polar Bears International, will talk about polar bears and the threats they face in a warming world when he appears before the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Cetacean Society on Thurs., Aug. 29. The program, free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Boat Works Building at Hopkins Marine Station at 120 Ocean View Blvd. More information is available at www.acsmb.org Polar bears are as dependent on oceans as whales and dolphins; they just like it frozen. Wilson is a board member of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Foundation and has been active with with the sanctuary’s Beach Watch program, monitoring the beaches along the Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay sanctuaries.
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Opening at the Pacific Grove Art Center Exhibitions Opening Friday Sept 6, 7-9:00 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Art Center 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove)
Join us for a most exciting opening! Artists with a rich history and emerging artists with history in the making create a fabulous show. The Artists’ Equity Monterey County Studio Tour Artists exhibit a dynamic group show of 56 diversely talented local artists: from sculpture to mosaic, printmaking to painting, art lovers will discover something for every taste. Dante Rondo, resident PGAC studio artist, painter and photographer, exhibits a contrasting series of work covering 25 years of artistic endeavors. Doug Davenport, photographer, shares his passion for history, architecture and beautiful locations around the globe. Fine art photographer Richard Garrod exhibits a spectacular series of black and white silver gelatin prints from his successful history. David Henry Gill Gallery—Artists’ Equity, Annual Monterey County Studio Tour Artists’ Group Show Elmarie Dyke Gallery—Dante Rondo, Facets: Twenty-Five Years of a Painter’s Journey Nadine Annand Gallery—Richard Garrod, Visual Metaphors Louise Cardero Boyer Gallery—Doug Davenport, There and back again—a camera’s tale
Last day to see the shows is Thursday, October 17, 2013
Clockwise from top left: Carnival Hillside by Peggy OIlson, part of the Artists Equity Tourin the David Henry Gill Gallery Fender Rolls Royce, Silver Gelatin, 16x20, Richard Garrod, in the Nadine Annand Gallery Dolphins & Wave, Dante Rondo. 30x40 Oil painting, in the Elmarie Dyke Gallery Paris Attitude, Photograph, by Doug Davenport, i thw Louise Cardero Boyer Gallery
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Museum of Monterey to present “Inherited Heart” set to music
Museum of Monterey will host an evening of reading from the best of Bill Minor’s new book, “The Inherited Heart: An American Memoir,” along with new poems and prose set to music performed by Minor on piano, Jaqui Hope on vocals and Heath Proskin on bass. Poems, new prose and short lyric portions from the book are mixed with original recently composed pieces and standard songs from the era depicted. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24. Admission is $5 for Monterey History and Art Association members and $10 for non-members. The museum is located at 5 Custom House Plaza in Monterey. Call 372-2608 for more information. Minor was originally trained as a visual artist and exhibited woodcut prints and paintings at the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Smithsonian Institution. He began to write poetry as a graduate student in language arts at San Francisco State, producing his first book containing poems and woodcut prints, “Pacific Grove,” in 1974. Bill has subsequently published five more books of poetry, the most recent of which, “Some Grand Dust,” was a finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award. His short fiction was selected for inclusion in “Best Little Magazine Fiction” and the Colorado Quarterly Centennial Edition. A jazz writer with over 150 articles to his credit, Bill has also published three books on music, including “ Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years.” Bill served as scriptwriter for the Warner Brothers film documentary based on the latter. A professional musician since the age of 16, Bill set poems from his book “For Women Missing or Dead” to music and recorded them into a CD.
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Rotary Goes ‘Digging in Peru’
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 27, Ellen Malloway, “Digging in Peru.” Lunch is $20 and reservations may be made by calling Jane Roland at 649-0657.
Vocalist Jaqui Hope, Bill Minor, and Bassist Heath Proskin Jaqui Hope is a local singer/songwriter who plays with many genres: jazz, soul, gospel and rock. She has collaborated with much of the Peninsula’s creative community. Heath Proskin played electric bass with the rock groups Suborbitals and Superlucky Elephant. He studied jazz arranging and improvisation at Berklee College of Music in Boston and played jazz frequently on the East Coast before moving to California. He has performed with the Monterey Bay/CSUMB Jazz Orchestra and now plays with Along Came Betty, Dottie Dodgion and the group Aporia.
CALL FOR DELIVERY 899-0101 880 Broadway Seaside
Group to discuss state capitalism
The World Affairs Council Discussion Group will host “Is State Capitalism a Solution?” on Monday, September 9 at 4 p.m. in Room 102 in the Social Science Building at Monterey Peninsula College. Developing countries that are unable to escape the cycle of unemployment, poverty, and dysfunctional governments often fall under the control of military dictatorships or theocratic tyrannies. China and Russia have progressed using state capitalism. Is state capitalism a viable alternative to western models for developing countries? This discussion is led by moderator Larry Johnson. It is free and open to the public. MPC is located at 980 Fremont Street in Monterey. Parking is $2 in Lot D. See www.wacmb. org for more information or call 643-1855.
Howard Burnham portrays Field-Marshal Montgomery
It’s December 1945. At British Army of the Rhine HQ, Field-Marshal Montgomery has just been informed of the strange death of General George Patton, Jr. Monty proceeds to survey his and Patton’s parallel lives and loathings, and the part in them played by Erwin Rommel. Howard Burnham, whose portrayals of other historic figures — both read and fictional — gives us a chance to review the three most charismatic generals of World War II in the West. The event will be held at the Works, 667 Lighthouse Ave. on Sun., Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.
Featuring the Art of Jo Mora at GlennGobel Custom Frames Bana Home Decor - 158 Fountain Avenue Crema - 481 Lighthouse Avenue Glenn Gobel Custom Frames - 562 Lighthouse Avenue Carried Away - 606 Lighthouse Avenue Artisana Gallery - 612 Lighthouse Avenue Sprout Boutique - 210 1/2 Forest Avenue Sun Studios - 208 Forest Avenue Tessuti Zoo - 171 Forest Avenue Strouse & Strouse Studio-Gallery - 178 Grand Avenue Global Imports Village - 220 17th Street PG Art Center - 568 Lighthouse Avenue
The Pacific Grove Art Center will be open from 7-9 p.m.
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Holman Ranch Tasting Room Goes to the Dogs to Benefit AFRP
Holman Ranch Tasting Room in Carmel Valley “Goes To The Dogs” on Sunday, August 25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with a fundraiser for Animal Friends Rescue Project. The tasting room is located at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Suite C at White Oaks Plaza in Carmel Valley. Bring your four-legged friend and enjoy a flight of amazing Holman Ranch wines and tasty small bites. While listening to the music of Felten & Michele, watch a dog biscuit cooking demo by Chef Brandon Miller from Mundaka at 11:45 and receive a professional photo of you and your dog by Richard Green Photography. The cost is $20 per person to attend with all proceeds benefiting AFRP space is limited so make your reservation early. Reservations can be made at www.animalfriendsrescue.org or by calling 831-333-0722.
Volunteer Advocates Sought for Monterey Rape Crisis
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center is looking for compassionate men and women to participate in our upcoming volunteer Advocate Training. We are particularly in need of bilingual Spanish and English speaking volunteers to assist sexual assault/abuse survivors in our community who are monolingual Spanish-speakers. They need and deserve your help and support. The training is 44 hours and participants will become State Certified Sexual Assault Counselors. Once completed, volunteer advocates respond from home to calls on the 24-hour crisis line which are received through an answering service. They also support survivors and their loved ones in person during medical exams and law enforcement interviews. We are looking for long term volunteers who can make a yearlong commitment. Training will be on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. beginning Thurs., Sept. 5 through Oct. 3. Become an asset and leader in your community by helping people in need immediately and directly. For more information please call (831) 373-3955 or 771-0411 and visit our website: www.mtryrapecrisis.org or www.mtryrapecrisis.org/span List of Training Dates: Thursdays September 5, 12, 19, 26, and October 3 (6-9pm) Saturdays September 7, 14, 21, & 28 (9am-5pm)
Free Gentrain Lectures Set The Gentrain Society of Monterey Peninsula College will present two free lectures during September. The Society’s purpose is to support and enhance the regular Gentrain Program (a year-long course in Western civilization) at MPC. The Wednesday lectures, which are open to the public, are given 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in Lecture Forum 103. Attendees can purchase a one-day parking ticket in the Monterey Peninsula College parking lots. The school is located at 980 Fremont Street, Monterey. Call 646-4224 for additional information. “Plato’s Republic and the Question of Justice” will be presented on Sept. 4 by Gentrain director Alan Haffa. What is justice? How do we know a just state from an unjust state? How does a just state treat women? Is democracy the best way to achieve a just state? Haffa will seek to make Plato’s philosophy understandable to the non-philosopher. Haffa has a doctorate in comparative literature and a master’s in classics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied Greek, Latin, and Renaissance
literature. Taelen Thomas will present “A Celebration of Ogden Nash” on Sept. 18. A biographical dramatist and poetical showman, Thomas will portray Nash in a one-man performance. Nash’s subject is, as always, “the minor idiocies of humanity.” Billy Collins, America’s poet laureate a few years ago, said that, “Nash’s verses are a home for whimsy and goofiness...Light and light-footed as his verse may be, Nash’s wild rhymes... and his tireless inventiveness reveal the most essential of a poet’s credentials, a crazed affection for the language. During the middle decades of the twentieth century, Ogden Nash was the most widely read and openly enjoyed poet in America.” Taelen Thomas, the renowned bard of Carmel Bay, has been performing as Ogden Nash for several years, and also as Robert Burns, Mark Twain, Daniel Boone, Jack London, John Steinbeck, Dylan Thomas and others. He has recorded a CD of the poetry of Robinson Jeffers. His most recent publication is called “Inside of a Galloping Buffalo.”
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Book discussion at Monterey Library
The Monterey Public Library will host the Literary Circle book discussion group on Monday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room. The group will be discussing the Pulitzer Prize winning “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson. The event is designed for ages 16-adult. Admission is free. The library is located at 625 Pacific Street in Monterey. For more information call 646-3949 or see www. monterey.org/library.
Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 20131482 The following person is doing business as: JUST 4U HAIR, 1102 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. KIM HUI, 728 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on August 5, 2013. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 08-01-13. Signed Kim Hui. Publication dates 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30/13
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 20131450 The following person is doing business as LADY LILY PUBLISHING, 17926 Pesante Rd., Salinas, Monterey County, CA 93907: CARRIE ANNE LARA, 17926 Pesante Rd., Salinas, CA 93907. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on July 30, 2013. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 7/9/13. Signed Carrie A. Lara. Publication dates 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13/13
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File Number 20100831 The following person(s) have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s) listed: JUST 4U HAIR SALON LLC, 1102 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. JUST 4U HAIR SALON LLC, 1102 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. The fictitious business name was filed in Monterey County on 4-14-2010, file number 20100831. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Aug. 5, 2013. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. Signed Lonny McDaniel, President. Publication dates 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6/13 NOTICE OF BULK SALE A bulk sale is about to be made The name and business address of the seller are: Robert and Elizabeth Marcum, The Works, P.O. Box 52047, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. The names and business address of the Buyer are: BookWorks & Coffee House LLC, A California Limited Liability Company, Nell Flattery Carlson, Manager, 667 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 All other business names and addresses used by the Seller in the last three years are: None. The location and general description of the property to be transferred are: Business Name: The Works Business type: Retail Book, Coffee and Tea House Location: 15 667 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Description: All business, assets and properties of The Works The place of the bulk sale and date on or after which the transfer is to be consummated are: Place: 787 Munras Ave., Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940 Date: On or after September 20, 2013 Claims may be filed with: Neil J. Ticker, A Law Corporation, 787 Munras Avenue, Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940. The last date for filing claims is September 18, 2013. This bulk sale is subject to Section 6106.2 of the Commercial Code. Dated: 8/15/13 /s/ Robert Marcum, Seller 08/23/13
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Home Office Part III How Big is My Deduction?
Celebrity Estate Planning Blunders
Travis H. Long, CPA
Kyle A. Krasa, Esq.
Travis on Taxes
Planning for Each Generation
Four weeks ago, I discussed a new simplified option for calculating the home office deduction that is effective for 2013. Two weeks ago I discussed the rules to qualify for a home office deduction. In this final installment on home office deductions, we will discuss the standard method of determining your deduction, which will still yield the greatest benefit for most people - especially in high cost localities. (If you missed the prior two articles, you can find them on my website at www.tlongcpa.com/blog.) The standard method of calculating your home office deduction is done on a Form 8829 or on tax worksheets. It typically starts with a square footage calculation of the livable space in your home, and a calculation of the portion used exclusively for your business activity, to determine the percentage used by the business. You can use a calculation based on the number of rooms in the house if they are similarly sized, but in practice hardly anybody uses this method. The next step is to gather your expenses and multiply them by the business percentage you just determined. Add up in separate categories your utilities, water, trash/recycling service, janitorial (house cleaner), repairs and maintenance, homeowner's or renter's insurance, and any other recurring expenses used to maintain your house. If you regularly meet with clients at your house, you can generally do the same for your landscape maintenance expenses as well. If you rent your home, you add up your total rent and multiply it by the business percentage. If you own, you apply the business percentage to your mortgage interest and real estate taxes (the balance go on Schedule A). Some people will throw their internet access fees on the 8829, but often a better deduction is obtained by thinking about actual business use versus
personal use, as square footage is not a great metric for internet use. You could then put that directly on your schedule C if you run a business, or Form 2106 if you are an employee with a qualifying home office. If you buy furniture or equipment exclusively for your office, that is generally put on a depreciation schedule and often linked directly to your Schedule C or Form 2106 instead of running it through your business use of home form. The first telephone line into the house is not deductible at all. A second line could be, however. But in that case it is typically a dedicated business line, and you would put that on your schedule C or Form 2106 in full to get a better deduction. Your cable or satellite service is probably off limits for most people since there is such a high degree of personal use and it is an area subject to abuse. Based on facts and circumstances some people may be able to build a case for part of it - such as a day trader who depends on the financial channels, or if you have a waiting area which clients regularly use to watch television. If you own the home you need to set up the home and and any improvements on a 39-year depreciation schedule (not 27.5 like a rental home - common mistake) and run depreciation deductions through your business use of home calculation (beyond the scope of this article). Many people fail to do this thinking it is a choice. It is not. There is a use or lose it rule, and you are responsible for depreciation recapture taxes upon the sale of the home whether or not you claimed the deduction. So you might as well take it! Facts and circumstances and reasonableness will generally rule the day as an overarching principle to the application of all of these rules. Technically, if you only painted your office, you can take 100
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Prominent figures such as musicians, athletes, and actors have many talents and characteristics that are to be admired and enjoyed. There is no better live singer than Gwen Stefani. Witnessing Aaron Rodgers throw a perfect pass at legendary Lambeau Field is awe-inspiring. Tina Fey’s wit and dry sense of humor is insightful. However, many celebrities do not make the best decisions with respect to their estate planning. As William Shakespeare famously said, “past is prologue.” Do not repeat these celebrity estate planning blunders!
Actress Marilyn Monroe took the time to draft a will, but she did not put enough effort into her planning to make her wishes legally binding. She left the bulk of her estate to her acting coach with the “hope” that he would donate it to charity. Her acting coach never did donate her estate to charity and later married a woman whom Marilyn never met. Upon his death in the early 1980s, he left Marilyn’s estate to his wife who some estimate earned more than $30 million over the years from Marilyn’s image. If Marilyn had simply taken the time to draft a comprehensive trust, this colossal mistake would have been avoided. (Source: Insurance News Net.)
Singer Amy Winehouse died “intestate,” meaning that she did not leave any estate planning document. At the time of her death, she was divorced. However most of her friends, family members, and acquaintances confirm that she was still very close to her ex-husband and still viewed him as her “soul mate.” Because she did not take control of her estate by creating a will or a trust, her estate passed by law to her “natural heirs” as determined by law which did not include her exhusband. If she had simply drafted a will or a trust, her estate would have passed to
the person of her choice rather than leaving it up to the default rules of the legislature. (Source: Insurance News Net.)
Actor Heath Ledger executed a will three years before he died. However, the will pre-dated his relationship with actress Michele Williams with whom he had a daughter. As a result, legally his estate passed to his parents per the terms of his will instead of to his daughter. Luckily his parents agreed to take care of their granddaughter financially but the anecdote demonstrates the important of making sure that one’s estate plan is up-to-date. (Source: Forbes.)
Baseball great Ted Williams died with an estate plan that stated he wished to be cremated. However, two of his children from a second marriage produced a handwritten document that stated he wished that his body be cryogenically frozen. It was unclear whether the handwritten document was really written by Ted or whether he had sufficient capacity to make such a change to his wishes with regard to the disposition of his remains. Sometimes people think that it is “easy” to amend their estate plans on their own but this case demonstrates the importance of formally making changes with the aid and guidance of a qualified attorney. (Source: Forbes.)
Due to a lack of proper planning, singer Elvis Presley’s estate was reduced by a whopping 73 percent due to probate fees, settlement costs, and avoidable taxes. His case is often cited as an example of why avoiding probate and addressing estate tax planning by utilizing a revocable living trust can be crucial to protecting one’s hard-earned assets from being lost
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Ron Weitzman, WaterPlus
Thank you, Mayor Kampe for Inclusion Statements at Feast of Lanterns
I am sending a thank you note that I sent to Pacific Grove Mayor Bill Kampe for mentioning Pacific Grove’s Chinese Fishing Community and Village in his Welcome Greeting at the Feast of Lanterns Saturday, July 27. I hope that you will send him a note of appreciation and tell him why mentioning the Chinese Fishing Village in his introduction to the Feast of Lanterns is meaningful to you or your community. I have been told that members of the Chinese community attended and brought food to the first Feast of Lanterns celebration in 1905. Dear Mayor Kampe, I want to send my warmest gratitude to you for mentioning Pacific Grove’s Chinese Fishing Community and Village in your Welcome Greeting at the Feast of Lanterns Pageant at Lovers Point. Thank you for mentioning Pacific Grove’s “own Chinese fishing village” and that the “Chinese and Japanese communities were important to the development of the fishing industry here on the Monterey Bay.” I appreciate that you mentioned that the Chinese descendants continue to make significant contributions to life on the Monterey Peninsula. As I listened to your words, I perceived a feeling of inclusion for the ancestors whose stories and lives once thrived on Pacific Grove shores in the 1850s to 1900s. I perceived inclusion of me today because for so many years I have been striving to bring awareness about Pacific Grove’s Chinese Village to the community. I felt inclusion for the very young descendants of the Chinese Fishing Village who were present on Saturday and learning about their ancestors’ and our own perseverance. There they were, seventh generation children playing on the beach and in the Monterey Bay waters very near to where their own great, great, great grandparents once lived and fished. I admire your courage, conviction, and strength to listen to people’s stories, make a decision, and act to do what you can to help to foster inclusion of many diverse cultures in your community. With your actions, I believe more people — descendants, friends, historians, tourists — will want to travel to Pacific Grove to learn about the Last Hometown that includes and welcomes all people. Thank You, Mayor Kampe! Thank You! Gerry Low-Sabado 5th Generation Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village Descendant
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percent of the cost into consideration for your business use of home deduction. On the flip-side, if you painted everything but your office, you shouldn't really take any deduction. In practice, records are generally not kept that precisely, and the dollar figures are not that large, so you often end up applying the business percentage to everything in that category for the year for practical purposes. Even after calculating the deduction, there is another hurdle you must pass - you cannot create an overall loss on your Schedule C from business use of home expenses with the exception of real estate taxes, mortgage interest, or casualty losses which would be deductible on Schedule A regardless. If you have a loss, the excess business use of home expenses will get suspended and carried over to a future year when your business is profitable. Employees have a different hurdle since their home office deduction is an employee business expense which is a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to a two percent of adjusted gross income floor. So if their total miscellaneous itemized deductions exceed two percent of their adjusted gross income, then the excess is an itemized deduction, and if their itemized deductions exceed the standard deduction, then they can benefit! Of course there are many other considerations that can come into play depending on your circumstances such as separately metered properties, or separate structures, multiple offices in the same home, or different homes, a daycare home office, etc. This article should be enough to give you the gist, but it is always best to consult with a professional to ensure you are complying with the laws as well as getting all the deductions you deserve. Prior articles are republished on my website at www.tlongcpa.com/blog. IRS Circular 230 Notice: To the extent this article concerns tax matters, it is not intended to be used and cannot be used by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law. Travis H. Long, CPA is located at 706-B Forest Avenue, PG, 93950 and focuses on trust, estate, individual, and business taxation. He can be reached at 831-333-1041.
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Guest Commentary WaterPlus was not just trying to be a kill-joy by not signing the Settlement Agreement much of the print media praised so highly recently. We could not sign it and remain true to our core mission, which is to seek as much water as possible at as low a price as possible for Monterey Peninsula ratepayers. Obviously now, in view of the near-unanimous support of the agreement, virtually no one else involved in the negotiations shares that mission, at least without qualification. In fact, for all the signatories, qualifications so outweighed ratepayer interests that in the 13,089 words of the agreement the word “ratepayers” is tellingly absent. In formal comments to the Public Utilities Commission, I pointed that out for WaterPlus and then added, “This glaring omission demonstrates as clearly as anything could that the parties filing the agreement did not have ratepayers in mind when they negotiated it.” Rather than cost to ratepayers, the predominant interest of the mayors and the other signatories to the agreement when they negotiated it was to use it to show the state Water Resources Control Board such community due diligence that the board would rescind its cease-and-desist order potentially so ruinous to us all. The mayors had come to realize that the project they had chosen to support could not meet the state deadline, or any date even close to it. In its attempt to avert economic Armageddon, wittingly or otherwise, the agreement shows solid local support for Cal Am and its water-supply project which, without effective PUC cost controls, could itself be an economic disaster for our community. That is why, in the agreement, the mayors proposed three major possible ways to control costs: securitization, groundwater replenishment (GWR), and state revolving-fund low-interest financing. Securitization and GWR in theory could remove profits, reduce interest, and eliminate taxes via public financing. The trouble is that none of these three fixes is likely to work. Securitization in California water financing is illegal. The agreement itself acknowledges that GWR when used with desalination (the “portfolio” proposal) would be more, rather than less, costly than desalination used alone. And a private company like Cal Am is not eligible to receive state revolving-fund financing. The agreement proponents have said they plan to seek changes in the laws or their interpretation to permit these fixes but so far have made no progress in that direction. So when we look at this picture, are we seeing the real thing or a Potemkin village, like a two-dimensional store-front in a Western movie? My comments to the PUC on the agreement ended with this alternative cost-savings proposal: The PUC should require Cal Am to offer the entire privately-owned portion of its water-supply project for sale as soon as it is completed to a local public agency at cost plus ten percent plus any actual shareholder equity invested in the project at the time of the sale. Rather than only tens of millions if the mayors’ fixes actually worked, this requirement could save ratepayers hundreds of millions of dollars over the amortization period of the loans used to finance the project—savings in profits, taxes, and inflated interest and management charges customers would have to pay Cal Am but not a public agency. This proposal allows Cal Am to earn a fair profit without breaking any county laws or the ratepayers’ bank. For details, please visit the WaterPlus website: www.waterplusmonterey.com, which also contains the agreement, together with the WaterPlus comments on it. Ron Weitzman President, WaterPlus
unnecessarily. (Source: Asset Protection Wealth Management.)
Chief Justice Warren Burger
Former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger took the law into his own hands by typing up his own will. However, the Justice made several key mistakes including subjecting his estate to probate and neglecting to give his executor the power to sell real estate without court approval. As a result, his family paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes and fees that could have been avoided by a properly drafted estate plan. This demonstrates that even brilliant legal minds can make major estate planning mistakes if they are not proficient in the highly specialized practice area of estate planning.
No matter how much talent, intelligence, money, or fame a person might have, failure to take the time and effort to plan your estate properly will lead to unintended consequences that could have a dire impact on your loved ones. Learn from these bad examples and be sure to properly address your estate planning. KRASA LAW is located at 704-D Forest Avenue, PG, and Kyle can be reached at 831-920-0205.
First United Methodist Church to Host Forum on Homeless Women
Rev. Michael Reid, the Associate Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Grove, will be speaking on the issue of Homeless Women at a Community Forum at 7:00pm on Tues., Sept. 17. The forum will be held in Grantham Hall at the First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove, 915 Sunset Drive (at 17 Mile Drive). Rev. Reid will talk about the current realities of homelessness on our peninsula and the unique struggles of women who find themselves homeless. He will provide an update on the responses of our peninsula communities thus far, share his perspective on where we are now and suggest ways that we can work together as individuals and faith communities to be a part of long term solutions. This Forum is being sponsored by the Ruth Circle Women of the First United Methodist Church. Members of the community are cordially invited to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Pam Cummings (831) 372-5876
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Author to speak on race, privilege in America
Anti-racism activist and educator Tim Wise will discuss white privilege and how it ultimately harms its beneficiaries when he visits CSU Monterey Bay on Wednesday, September 18. His lecture will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the University Center on Sixth Avenue and B Street. Tickets, $10 for the public and free to CSUMB students, faculty and staff, will be available at the door. Visitors must purchase a parking permit from the machine located on the parking lot. Driving directions and a campus map are available at csumb.edu/maps. Wise will examine what it means to be white in a nation created for the benefit of those who are “white like him,” and how privilege seeps into every institutional arrangement, from education to employment to the justice system. Through storytelling and analysis, he makes the case that racial inequity and white privilege are real and persistent threats to personal and collective wellbeing, but resistance to white supremacy and racism is possible. Wise has been called “one of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation.” He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN, and has appeared on ABC’s “20/20.” He is the author of six books including “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son” and “Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity.” A question-and-answer session and a book signing will follow the talk.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 372-7625, or visit the class web site, www.pacificgrove73.com.
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Who said pizza has to have pepperoni?
Couple months ago I tried a Sicilian pizza at Lallapalooza in Monterey. It was out of this world. My buddy, Chef Luis, perfected the dough and it was amazing. The crust was airy, moist, crunchy on the outside, flavorful, baked to perfection. Ever since then I have been in search of the perfect recipe. After finding a few that I thought was good I started to experiment. That’s what I do… After a few attempts I came up with what I feel is a perfect recipe for the dough. I’m always thinking of ways to combine flavors that aren’t always typical and integrate seasonal ingredients. When I told some friends I was making a pizza with peaches, bacon and foie gras: their reaction was delayed then followed by “interesting combination.” My response, “wait until you taste it.” The sweetness from the peach was contrasted by the saltiness of the bacon and the richness of the foie gras was complimented by the gorgonzola cheese and in the end
with plastic wrap for 30 minutes at room temperature.
Oh, have a taste! all the components came together. Taste it for yourself, your mouth will thank you for it. And if you don’t have time to make one, go see Chef Luis at Lallas. Since there are many components to the pizza, one can pair it with several different wines. I did a pairing with a Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, and dry Riesling. The Pinot Noir was a natural choice because I integrated the Pinot into the sauce. I picked the Syrah to compliment the bacon, the Chardonnay with the Gorgonzola cheese, and the Riesling with
the peaches. So go out and pick your favorite bottle and do your own pairing. If you have any comments or suggestions, please email me: Richard@ottercov-
Sicilian pizza dough
2 tsp. active dry yeast 1 tsp. sugar 1 cup water (room temperature) 2 1/4 cups bread flour 2 tsp. salt 1 Tbs. olive oil
Procedure: In a large bowl combine the yeast, sugar and warm water and mix. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour, salt and olive oil and mix together with a wooden spoon. Lightly cover your hand with four and knead the dough for 1 minute; the dough should be moist but not sticky. Then cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature until the dough has doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hour. If you do not intend to use the dough, you can refrigerate it overnight. Just remove from refrigerator and let stand for 45 minutes before rolling out the dough. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough and stretch it into a square or round about ½ inch thick. Set on a flourdusted baking sheet and cover tightly
Sauce: 1 can tomato sauce 3 basil leaves chopped 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. Balsamic vinegar 1 clove garlic chopped 1 sprig rosemary 1 tsp. parsley 1 Roma tomato chopped ¾ cup red wine (preferably Syrah or Pinot Noir) 1 tsp. brown sugar Procedure: Put all ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside and let cool. Topping: 1 peach sliced thin 3 slices of thick bacon ½ tsp. olive oil 1/3 pound mozzarella cheese (grated) 3 oz. duck liver (foie gras) frozen Gorgonzola cheese to taste Procedure: Cook the bacon ¾ of the way. Remove from pan and let it sit on paper towel to soak up excess fat and let it cool. Cut bacon into ¼ inch pieces. Grill peach slices over medium heat for 2-3 minutes each side. Preheat oven to 500˚. Lightly rub the dough with olive oil. Bring down the temperature to 450˚ and bake dough for 5-7 minutes. Take out the dough and add the sauce, mozzarella cheese, add the peaches then the bacon. Shave the foie gras around the pizza and crumble the Gorgonzola to taste. Put the pizza back in the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Check the crust and take out to your liking.
Sicilian Pizza with peaches and foie gras
Carmel Gallery Features Colorful Exhibit
Canapo Art Gallery is pleased to unveil “Movement of Color“, Fall 2013, featuring Oscar Solis. The exhibition opens Sat., Sept. 7 at Canapo, which is located on Dolores, between 5th and 6th. There will be a wine reception from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm on the opening evening. The gallery is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, call 831.626.1864, email us at email@example.com, or visit our event website athttp://movementofcolor.weebly.com/. “Movement of Color“ gives an insiders look at large-scale Native American subjects by Oscar Solis, a Mexican artist whose paintbrush invites the viewer to fall into deep thoughts full of movement and colors.
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We all know that golf can be a great rewarding game and on the other side it can make us crazy sometimes. Here is a tip to keep it simple. Do my 50/50 practice. If you hit balls on the range for an hour, then practice the chipping for an hour. This will give you a balance in all parts of your golf game. The pros on tour use this formula and it really helps develop your confidence. Have fun and remember to walk fast and swing slow.
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Your achievements Home Sweet Condo Celebrating 50 Years
Peeps Ava Dianna Day
L-R Back Row: Carol Lucas, Barbara Heinzen, Sharon Green, Jeff Woodfin, Steve Adams, Ardith wilson, Sanford Warren, Lind Cooper, Jimmie Hassett, Jean Warren, Silvio Skefich, Liz Bryant, Toni (last name missed), Mike Hennessy, Don Strum Front row: Jeananne Coop. Pat Woodfin, Yo Matsudo, Nellie Hennessy, Cheryl Strum, and the parents of Jeananne Coop. Photo by Peter Mounteer On August 15, 1963 the condominium complex at 810 Lighthouse Avenue opened to the public. It featured 21 spaces available for purchase, and potential residents had to be a minimum of 55 years old to move in. That strange requirement has since been done away with, the purpose for which is unclear to many of the longtime residents of the complex. The wife of a former mayor of Pacific Grove, Elmarie Dyke was “instrumental” in getting the the complex built. Aesthetically, the look has remained the same since the 1960s. The same red-beige trip and off-white painted walls has been maintained every couple of years since the building opened. The residence was designed by the now defunct architectural firm Mudgett-Taylor. The complex is attended by a contracted gardner and five member board of directors made up of residents. In 1995 the courtyard was turned into a garden with the help of Monterey Peninsula College’s Ornamental Horticulture department. The garden recently experienced a complete refresh of sorts several months ago. The wind blew open the main door and shattered the glass. After a few days, deer found their way into the courtyard and went down the stairs to the garden and at all the blooms and buds. “They completely pruned it,” says Ardith Wilson, a resident of the building since 1994. “But nature has a way of taking care of things and they’ve come back better than they were before.”
Named for a favorite aunt, bestselling mystery author Ava Dianne Day, a former resident of Pacific Grove, was born on July 5, 1938 and died on Juy 11, 2013. As a child, she spent time in the Mississippi Delta before moving west with her family to the San Francisco Bay Area. Day attended school in San Jose and in 1955, entered Stanford University. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from that institution in 1959. Day married and raised two sons in North Carolina while working as a hospital administrator. Returning to California to write full time, she moved to Pacific Grove before making her way north to Eureka, where she resided for the past 11 years. Day’s writing career took flight in 1985. She first honed her communication skills by penning eight romantic suspense novels under a variety of pseudonyms, as well as two other early works of fiction under her own name.
In 1995, she was recognized for her talents in the mystery genre with the publication of The Strange Files of Fremont Jones. The book won the prestigious Macavity Award as Best First Novel, presented annually by the members of Mystery Readers International. It was followed in short order by five other historical mysteries that featured her early 20th century protagonist sleuth, Fremont Jones. In 2002, Day published a standalone mystery novel. Cut to the Heart told the story of the life of Clara Barton, at the time the famous nurse worked among the Gullah communities on the South Carolina Sea Islands near Beaufort during the American Civil War. It received rave reviews. When declining health wouldn’t allow her to continue with her novel writing, Day turned her talents to writing book reviews for numerous publications. She died a few days after her 75th birthday on July 11, 2013.
Local students named to CLU dean’s list
Two Pacific Grove residents, Aubrie and Christopher Odell, were among 629 students who made the dean’s list at California Lutheran University for the spring semester. Aubrie is majoring in criminal justice. Christopher is majoring in exercise science. Students qualify for the Dean’s List by maintaining a 3.6 grade point average in their academic subjects. They will be recognized for their achievement at the springtime honors convocation. CLU is located in Thousand Oaks, with centers in Oxnard, Woodland Hills and Santa Maria for graduate courses and its adult degree evening program. With an enrollment of 4,200 students, CLU offers undergraduate and graduate programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management and Graduate School of Education. Members of the CLU student body come from across the nation and around the world and represent a diversity of faiths and cultures. For more information, visit callutheran.edu.
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Concours Auto Rally 2013
More than 200 very interesting vehicles were on display Fri., Aug. 16 at the Concours Auto Rally in Pacific Grove. Above is John Moulton’s 1951 Hudson, and a classic Daimler on the right. From a Ford truck (and did you see the restored cement mixer on display by Granite Rock Co.?) to WWII vintage Jeeps, there was no lack of vehicles to hold the interest. A “pop-up museum” out of a Volkswagen bus (owned by Lisa Coscino), a stunning Packard were among the vehicles on display. At right, the public was invited to see beneath the hood of a Ferrari -the closest many of us will get. The Auto Rally is a benefit for local youth.
Concours Auto Rally photos by Tony Prock
Photo by Peter J. Nichols
Photo by Peter J. Nichols
Photo by Peter J. Nichols
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Photos by Peter J. Nichols (Except as noted)
Photos by Tony Campbell.
The final day of the 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca had thrills, chills - including an airborne Formula One car - and Corvettes a-plenty. Photos by Cameron Douglas.
In the paddock at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca. Photos
by Tony Campbell.
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The Old Soft Shoe
Animal Tales and Other Random Thoughts Last week was Car Week on the Monterey Peninsula. For those who are devoted to automobiles and those who have buckets of money to spend it is heaven. The rest of us suffer through traffic jams and rude drivers. We have not been to the Concours d’Elegance for years. In the early days it was great fun. We would park at a family member’s house and stroll over to the Lodge and as I recall there was no charge in those days. We were treated to vintage automobiles and the sight of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, their Rolls Royce and various dogs (two of whom were buried with Beebe). Lucius’s nephew, Decius, was a short termer at Fort Ord, and relocated to San Francisco. He was one of my best friends and was as wacky and laid back as his uncle was sartorial. There were many parties and, of course, the Pebble Beach Road Race on Saturday. .
I was involved with the race car group in those days, not because I knew a thing about fast automobiles but I had a beau and friends who were members therefore I was also. There is a photo of me in the archives of Game and Gossip by a Gullwing Mercedes. We were invited to a picnic in the forest to watch the event. It was hosted by Vic Bergeron, the owner of Trader Vic and featured large roasts of meat and barrels of oysters. A condensed version of the race follows: “Not all of the ‘track’ was paved; the original 1950 route consisted of both paved two-lane roads and sections of dirt or loose gravel. Races started along Portola Road near the present-day equestrian center. Cars then turned right onto Sombria Lane, then right again onto Drake Road. In 1950, drivers would turn right once again onto Forest Lake Road; in 1951 and later years they turned left onto Alvarado Lane (now Stevenson Drive), then sharp right
onto Forest Lake. The final corner was a sharp right-hander at Ondulado back onto Portola and past the start/finish line. Although the course was always tight and twisty with tall Cypress trees hemming in the track on either side, accidents were scarce and relatively uneventful. The exception came in 1956 when Ernie McAfee (no relation to fellow racer Jack McAfee) fatally slammed his Ferrari into a tree. This spelled the end of the popular Pebble Beach Road Races, although it was the genesis of Laguna Seca, its modernday successor. We happened to be at the next corner and heard the horrific crash. Those days are long gone, every organization possible has a stake in the event which has extended over several days and all over the Peninsula. We locals who abhor the congestion are appreciative of the money it brings to our community. If only some of that could be used to repair roads. I have a car story that, coincidentally, occurred last week. My friend and volunteer at the Treasure Shop, Susan Steele, and “my darling Clementine” (her wonderful rescue lab about whom I have written) went to a meeting in Monterey. They parked on Pacific near Franklin and headed for their destination. When Susan returned to her red Honda Civic there was a police woman about to affix a ticket “Oh, please, please” begged Susan, “I couldn’t find a place to park and was late for my meeting, I am leaving immediately.”2 The officer stopped ticketing and gave Susan a warning. It was a relief and she put her key in the door, it didn’t work, but she noticed that the window was slightly down. Susan was able to get her hand in and pull up the lock (at which point all alarms went off), somehow (she didn’t tell me how) she deactivated the noise and put Clementine in the back seat. Then, as she opened the front door, she noticed a case on the passenger side. “Oh, no, it isn’t my car” thought the panicked woman. She quietly opened the door, got Clementine out of the car. Surreptitiously she locked the door again, and cringed up the street where she saw her own red Honda Civic and the same officer of the law about to write a ticket. For the rest of the story, stop by the shop on Thursday afternoon when Clementine holds court with her buddy, Boots (Dave Winter’s rescued pup).
Please mark your calendars for September 28 and the second Fiesta del Perro, to be held from 11:00 until 4:00 at Robert Down School. It is a Pacific Grove Rotary event to benefit such activities as Smiles for Life and IHELP dinners, Polio Plus, Peace of Mind Dog Rescue and Animal Friends Rescue Project. There will be many activities about which I will write in future columns. The original art work is presently in the window at The AFRP Treasure Shop at 160 Fountain in Pacific Grove. It was created by famed local artist, Will Bullas, and valued at over $2,000. We are selling tickets for a donation of $5.00 each or five for $20. The drawing will be the day of the Fiesta but winner need not be present. Jane Roland manages the AFRP Treasure Shop, is heavily involved in PG Rotary and lives in Monterey with husband, John and four rescued pets (who rule the roost). She may be reached at 649-0657, 333-0491 or firstname.lastname@example.org sites pgrotary. org or fiestadelperro.com
A box delivered recently by UPS contained a pair of hard shoes my housemate had ordered. He planned to wear them while teaching. Freeing the shoes gently from their tissue, he held them out for my inspection. “Behold,” he said proudly. “I’ve entered my Bostonian years!” The Bostonians were indeed impressive. Black and sleek as gunboats, they tapered to a wing-tip toe that would bring tears of joy to any banker’s mother. The heels and sides shone with a high gloss. The laces slipped through the eyelets as sinuously as whip snakes. “You’ll be overdressed for 10th grade English,” I cautioned, but he waved me off. “I’ve wanted a pair of these for years,” he said. “After a lifetime in slippers and deck shoes, I’m ready to go uptown.” I too had a brush with Bostonians, but it happened decades ago and for a different reason. An incoming college freshman, I had flown from Hawaii to the East Coast to study English literature, but I was still wearing Hawaii shoes. “Desert boots,” we called them in those days – floppy suede easy-walkers with crepe soles and two pairs of eyelets. You had to lace them, but just barely. One August afternoon, my desert boots and I bounded up the long staircase of the New York Public Library. I had just passed the stone lions when a beefy security guard braced me at the door. “You can’t go in deh wearin’ doze shoes, Mack.” “Why not?” I asked. “”They’re perfectly good shoes.” “Too soft,” he said. “What?” “Doze shoes are too soft. Dis is New Yawk. Get used to it.” Stung and dismayed, I slumped back down the steps and wandered among the rush hour crowds streaming from midtown office buildings. Because my head was already hanging, I could study East Coast footwear unobserved. I noticed that everyone else’s shoes made crisp, sharp, decisive sounds as they clattered off toward their destinations. High heels went “klik klik klik klik!” Fashionable men’s oxfords went “crek crek crek!” Even worn-out work boots went “klok klok klok klok!” Compared to my whispery Hawaiian tread, each New York footfall rang out like a pistol shot. The sound seemed to say: “We can get into the New York Public Library, so nyah nyah nyah!” Reaching my temporary quarters at the McBurney Street YMCA, I nodded a cursory greeting to the drunks peeing on the hall radiator and edged into my room. I locked the door and rolled back from its bedsprings a mattress as thin, sad and striped as prison pajamas. My $50 was still there. The next morning I breakfasted on coffee and Kaiser rolls at the automat, then hurried uptown toward New York’s finest department stores. In the summer of 1964, a subway token cost 20 cents, a steak dinner went for $3.95, and a serviceable pair of Bostonians could be had for $50. I felt like Rockefeller. I got a jolt when I reached the first store. I forget the name now – Brooks Brothers, Lord and Taylor – one of those New York businesses with gilt lettering on the door and brass railings out front. I was admiring the fashionable shoes in the window when a beefy security guard stepped up beside me. “Move along, Humphrey.” “What? I haven’t done anything!” He pointed his nightstick toward the pavement. “Doze shoes,” he scowled. “Too soft.” “Does your brother work at the library?” “No, but I gotta brudda woiks at da jail. You wanna meet ‘im?” At that point, an alert salesman strode briskly out the door and signaled the guard. “It’s all right, Bruno. I’m sure the young gentleman just needs some respectable shoes. Come right in, sir.” Five minutes later, my floppy desert boots had been set aside distastefully, and I was gazing up at a China Wall of shoe boxes. “Now,” the clerk inquired. “What exactly will you be doing?” “I’ll be studying English literature,” I said. He frowned and shook his head sadly. “But you’re so young. You could still have a life.” “No,” I sighed. “I’ve already bought my books. We’ll be reading Beowulf, Chaucer, Milton, Pope, Donne, Shakespeare, Defoe, Trollope. I’ll need hard, pinchy shoes just to stay awake. And to get into the library.” “Trollope, did you say? Then you’ll definitely want Bostonians. Here, try these black wingtips.” I exited the store some time later carrying the old desert boots in a string bag. As I strode along, my new wingtips made a satisfying “crek crek crek” on the sidewalk, and I felt very urbane. But by the time I reached McBurney Street, incipient blisters were throbbing, and I was grateful I hadn’t thrown the old shoes away. I didn’t mention any of this to my housemate. He’ll find out.
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Make This a Golden Age
Science Saturday: Rocks and Minerals What’s rockin’ at the Museum? Sat., Aug. 31, come discover the world of rocks and minerals! The Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society is joining us for this month’s event where you can grow your own crystals, create agate gemstone necklaces, explore volcanic rocks, and even win a gift on the geology-themed prize
wheel. Join the Museum for a fun, free event dedicated to ROCKing out! Visitors may drop in anytime at this event between 11:00 a.m. And 3:00 p.m. to enjoy all the activities. Science Saturdays are held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History: 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove.
Americans had an uncertain beginning Pat McAnaney’s recent lecture at Forest Hill Manor focused on the American Revolution, and the unlikelihood of its ever resulting in the birth of a new nation. The odds certainly seemed against it. In the first place, many were satisfied with life as a British colony. And then, the revolutionaries were up against a welltrained and well-armed group.Our troops were mainly organized militias, had little financing and untrained leadership. Washington wanted a commission in the British army, but this was refused him. But the British made some bad tactical moves while the settlers made some good ones, and had a bit of luck besides. The British tried to take Bunker Hill by sending wave after wave of troops up the hill, each wave being shot down by the colonist army above, until the British finally had Bunker Hill, but at a cost of more than 1,000 men. Or the Battle of Trenton, where the British knew that Washington planned to cross the Delaware and attack them on December 26, but were deceived into thinking that a small force sent to attack
The Monterey County Fair will hold Seniors’ Day Thursday, August 29 from 3 to 10 p.m. Those aged 65 or better can enter the fair for $3, beginning at 2 p.m., one hour earlier than the regular opening time. The Senior Resource Fair will be held from 2-5 p.m. It will feature informative displays by non-profit organizations that offer important community services for seniors and their families, often provided free or at a low cost. There will be free Red’s Donuts (while they last), coffee and prizes. The Resources Fair is sponsored by Central Coast Senior Services and Alliance on Aging. It will be held in the Turf Club. A Seniors’ Show will be presented on the Payton Garden Stage, with Russ Guarino’s Lighthouse Jazz Band playing at 12:30 p.m. and the Tap Bananas performing at 2 p.m. At the Kitchen Cooking Show there will be a special showing of “Everything That Matters.” Seniors will also receive a free flower corsage in the Ag Building that day. Grandparents can ride the Carousel and
Century Ride carnival rides for free until 8 p.m. when riding with a grandchild. In the afternoon, there will be informative seminars on horse racing at the Monterey Bay Race Place with free snacks provided while supplies last. Dates for the fair are Wednesday, August 28 through Monday, September 2. The fair is open from 3-10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3-11 p.m. on Friday, from noon-11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and from noon-10 p.m. on Monday. Fairgoers can park at Shoreline Community Church, 2500 Garden Road, from Wednesday-Friday at a cost of $5 per vehicle and take a free shuttle bus to the fairgrounds. From Friday eveningMonday evening, fairgoers can park for $5 at Monterey Peninsula College with free transportation provided by Monterey Salinas Transit. Show your pre-sale ticket for a free trip to the fair from anywhere on MST. Call 372-5863 for more information or visit www.montereycountyfair.com.
PG alumni reunion set for October them on the night of December 25, was the planned attack, and so were not ready when the actual attack occurred on December 26. And, by the way, Paul Revere’s cry was not, “The British are coming,” it was “The regulars are coming!”
Don Kohrs to speak at SAR Meeting
The Monterey Bay Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold a meeting on Sat., Sept. 14 at 1:00 p.m. at Canterbury Woods, 651 Sinex Ave. Pacific Grove. The featured speaker will be Don Kohrs who will discuss the Chautauqua movement and how it came to Pacific Grove. The Sons of the American Revolution is a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit organization that seeks to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, appreciation for true patriotism, respect for our national symbols and value of American citizenship. Membership is available to those who can trace their family tree back to a point of having an ancestor who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-1783. Please contact Peter Tansill at 643-1040 if you would like to attend.
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The Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association will hold its annual all-school reunion Sat. and Sun., Oct. 5 and 6. Association members and their guests are invited to download a registration form from the group’s website. Those who attended Pacific Grove schools can join the organization in order to be able to attend activities that weekend. The reunion weekend includes a beach barbecue buffet and dancing at the Del Monte Beach House, at 285 Figueroa Street in Monterey on Sat., Oct. 5. The cost is $55 per person; a no-host bar opens at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 o’clock. On Sunday, a buffet brunch prepared by the Pacific Grove High School Culinary Class will be served at 10 a.m. in the Clarence A. Higgins Library at Pacific Grove High School at 615 Sunset Drive. Cost is $20 and seating is limited. A portion of the proceeds from the brunch goes to the Culinary Class. Brunch attendees are asked to wear red-and-gold casual, including letter sweaters, jackets, or any other school memorabilia, to the brunch. Yearly PGHSAA dues are $20 per person or married couple, if both are alumni. Registration forms, membership forms, and more information about the weekend can be found on the group’s website, www.pgusd.org/alumni. For more information visit the Association’s website.
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Kathryn Gualtieri’s Third Carmel Novel Read The Laundryman’s Daughter If Only for the History Lessons
The Pirates of Penzance is Rollicking Fun at The New Wharf Theater
Marge Ann Jameson
Katie Shain and Mike Clancy
History buffs and mystery afficionados alike will enjoy Kathryn Gualtieri’s third Nora Finnegan novel, The Laundryman’s Daughter. Set in 1920’s Carmel (and points beyond), the stories follow the exploits of a female reporter for the Carmel Pine Cone as she once again involves herself in murder and mayhem in the growing village. In Murder in the Pines, her first Carmel mystery, we learned that folks in Carmel would go to great lengths to prevent development and the rampant destruction of the natural environment on the Monterey Peninsula, even in the 1920s. We meet Nora, her gruff employer Mr. Owens (editor of the Carmel Pine Cone), and her on-again, off-again sweetheart, law enforcement officer Jimmy Connors. The second novel, Murder Takes the Stage, gave us insight into the backstage goings-on at the now-famous Forest Theater. Jealousy among the actors is not unique to Carmel but it becomes a motive for murder in Gualtieri’s story. Attitudes toward minorities are explored in The Laundryman’s Daughter when the Chinese owner of the local laundry is found murdered after asking Nora to take charge of his young daughter, Leung. We hear hints of the noted Donaldina Cameron House in San Francisco Donaldina Cameron House, an integral part of the history of Chinatown and the City of San Francisco. There is also an in-depth look at the Carnegie Coastal Laboratory and its studies of Monterey pine trees, using a contraption called a dendograph to measure tree growth relative to climate change. How does that fit in with the murder of a Chinese laundryman? Will Jimmy and Nora ever get together? What will happen to the orphaned Leung? What was it like for a single woman to work as a reporter in a small village in California in the 1920s? Gualtier’s dialogue may be a bit heavy as a tool to advance the story, but the insight into local history is worth the read. A former member of Carmel’s Historic Preservation Committee and the former State Historic Preservation Officer in Sacramento, Gualtieri’s work is meticulously researched for authenticity. The book is available in Pacific Grove at The Works. The Laundryman’s Daughter By Kathryn Gualtieri Tin Lantern Publications Capitola, CA ISBN 978-0-9888563-1-8 ©2013 Kathryn Gualtieri $15.00
If British humor is your cup of tea, and you’re in the mood to have a good time, be sure to check out The Pirates of Penzance playing at the Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater in Monterey. Creatively directed by Gina Welch-Hagen, and once again produced by Monterey icon Angelo DiGirolamo, this classic Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera will take you on a silly romp that you won’t soon forget. Performed first in 1879, Pirates tells the story of young Frederic (Keith Wolhart) who, having reached the age of 21, is soon to be released from his indentured apprenticeship to a band of kindly pirates. Wolhart, as “Fredrick,” with his handsome looks and pure tenor voice is the perfect casting choice to fall for “Mabel” (Suzanne Wood). Wood, who in real life is a wife and full-time mother of two boys, plays the daughter of “Major-General Stanley” (Ken Cusson). Wood makes a beautiful Mabel, and her vocal power and operatic flourishes are something to behold. Mabel, of course, falls instantly in love with Frederic. As the story unfolds, Frederic finds out that he was born on February 29, so technically his birthday falls only once every four years during leap year, and thus he must remain apart from Mabel, for another 63 years and apprenticed to the “Pirate King”(Jared Hussey). Hussey, banker by day, pirate by night, gives a strong performance with vocals to match as the debonair and talented “Pirate King.” Mixed into this complex plot is Ruth (Rebel Harrell-Von Yerzy), an elderly maid who has a love interest in Frederic. Ruth is comically animated, played and well sung by Von Yerzy. All the performers in this production are great; from the giggly girls, Stacy Meheen, Diane Ehlers, Camille Strong, Gail
Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce Wine, Art & Music Walk
Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will host the next Wine, Art & Music Walk on Fri., Sept. 6, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in downtown Pacific Grove. Glenn Gobel of Glenn Gobel Custom Frames – 562 Lighthouse Avenue, will feature the second installment of work by Jo Mora being offered by Peter Hiller of the Jo Mora Trust. New participants include Bana Home Decor and Gifts at their new location - 158 Fountain Ave. and Carried Away - 606 Lighthouse Ave. Additional venues include Crema - 481 Lighthouse Ave., Strouse and Strouse Studio Gallery – 178 Grand Ave., Sprout Boutique – 210 ½ Forest Ave., Sun Studios - 208 Forest Ave., Tessuti Zoo - 171 Forest Ave., Artisana Gallery – 612 Lighthouse Ave. and Global Imports Village - 220 17th St. The Pacific Grove Art Center will open from 7:00-9:00 pm as well. The event is complimentary and open to the public. Art Walk maps are available at any of the above locations or the Chamber. For more information, contact the Chamber at (831) 373-3304.
St. Aubin and Stacy Lorrane Wilmouth; to the interchangeable pirates and police, played and sung by Chris Harrell as “Chief of Poice” given plenty of opportunity to exercise his well endowed basso bass vocals, along with, “Samuel” (C. Kelly Pohl) and the ensemble members, Brian B. Balistreri, Robin Jensen, Marjorie Lowry, Martha Vasquez and Michael “Muffy” Von Yerzy. But it was a veteran local actor, the beloved Ken Cusson, who really brings the magic, providing a most outstanding rendition of Major-General Stanley. Cusson not only looks, acts and sings the part, he fully embraces it, making one think he could have been a real British Major-General in an earlier imaginary life. Cusson’s vocal performance of the famous and frequently parodied “Major-General’s Song” is fun, articulately precise, memorable and wonderfully entertaining. The costuming is delightfully well conceived and the lighting is amusingly interactive and ‘spot’ on. The pirate Samuel, played by C. Kelly Pohl, brought a personalized touch to our evening by inviting everyone to sing “Happy Birthday” to the Producer’s younger sister Jenny, present in the audience. Finally, a “duty”-full “Major” shout out to accompanist George Peterson. Peterson is a virtual one-man orchestra as he carries the music for each scene and transition flawlessly throughout this funfilled community production. The Pirates of Penzance is playing evenings, Thursday through Saturday at 8:30 pm with a Sunday Matinee at 3:30 pm in the Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater, through September 1. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Call the theater at 831-649-2332 for information and reservations.
Good Shepherd Offers Art and Craft Sale
The sixth annual Art in the Pastures of Heaven art show will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 301 Corral de Tierra Road, Corral de Tierra. The show features works by approximately 30 local artists, including oil paintings, pastels, watercolor, acrylic, pottery, glass, photography, jewelry, wood and fabric arts which will be sold at a silent auction. Three raffle drawings will be held during the show for prizes including a selection of Dawn Galente’s Dawn’s Dream Winery award winning wines, a framed oil painting by artist Alicia Meheen and a “Best of the Central Coast” medley of prizes including two nights for two at the Monterey Bay Inn, dinner for two at the Sardine Factory, certificates for Fisherman’s Grotto, Tommy’s Wok and Patisserie Boissiere, tickets to Jazz Fest 2013 and admission to The Refuge along with 2 robes, Steinbeck House lunch or tea certificates, and others. Raffle tickets $5 for one, 6 for $25. Admission is $25.
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Charging stations keep plugging along An update on electric car charging stations
By Cameron Douglas Recognizing the increased popularity of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, commercial property owners and others around Monterey and Salinas are installing more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. There is no ding-ding as you pull up to one of these, and it’s all self-service. The station itself is diminutive in stature: a single metal column less than five feet tall, with a thick electric cord instead of a hose, which leads to a connector that resembles a small gasoline pump handle. There’s no inhaling of fumes while waiting for the device to finish. Just hook it up and walk off. While it is difficult to count the exact number of charging stations currently operating in our area, a quick Internet search shows two locations in Salinas (Costco; Rabobank) and two on the Monterey Peninsula (downtown parking garage; Victory Toyota). In addition, the City of Carmel installed a station at Sunset Center two years ago. Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove has two EV charging stations: one in Parking Lot C, and another in Parking Lot K. Both are 110/220 outlets for slow or fast charging. They went in about six months ago at a cost of $8,000, funded by Asilomar with the aid of a state grant. And they are available to guests and nonguests. “We’re a state park, and it’s [use of the stations] available to the public,” says Taina Perry, Interpretive Programs Manager at Asilomar. Other locations include Solex Applied Solar Energy, with a charging station at their location near Carmel Valley Village. Del Monte shopping center has two on the lower level where the movie theaters used to be. At least one local organization states there are plenty of other stations operating in our area, both public and private. There are several networks installing and operating EV charging stations. One is ChargePoint®, which describes itself as “the world’s largest network of electric vehicle charging spots worldwide,” boasting a current total of 12,911 stations with 2,681,970 charging sessions to their credit. Customers establish a ChargePoint® account and receive a card to use at the charging stations. Contactless credit cards, which engage via a radio frequency can also be used, although this type of card has come under scrutiny for instances where they have picked up payment charges from another card carried in the same wallet. ChargePoint® is sponsored by Coulomb Technologies, a Campbell, California-based electric vehicle infrastructure company founded in 2007. The ChargePoint® program was originally part of a $15 million grant under the Recovery Act. This company has grown past the expectations of the original funding. A similar network called Blink offers commercial and residential charging stations and installations. Unfortunately Blink’s parent company, ECOtality Inc, is having financial problems. ECOtality announced on August 12 that it is looking at re-structuring or sale as cash reserves are running out. The San Francisco-based company may also be facing bankruptcy: its market shares did a 79 percent swan dive after that announcement. Blink has also reportedly experienced overheating problems in some of their equipment. Electric and hybrid car sales remain
healthy as the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf run a neck-and-neck race this year, with 11,643 and 11,703 units sold respectively as of the end of July. Nissan is now manufacturing Leafs in the US, and that has knocked about $6,000 off the price. The Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle
Alliance shows there are a total of 75 EV charging stations in the Monterey Bay area as of June 1, 2013. Check it out: mbeva. org/ Click on “Charging Station Locations.” From that page, click on the link marked, “PlugShare.” When that window opens, type your desired location into the
search window. ChargePoint® also has a web page with maps to help EV owners find charging stations: https://na.chargepoint.com/ charge_point/ Here are some upcoming EV events where electric cars will be on display and information will be shared: • Sand City – West End Celebration – August 24 & 25 • National Plug-In Day-Monterey Bay, Sept. 28-29 from 12noon - 4 p.m. at Staff of Life Natural Food Market, 1266 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz. • Monterey Home & Garden Expo, Monterey Fairgrounds Oct. 19 & 20. Please send comments and suggestions for future Green Pages to: email@example.com
Parks District to hold forum on new park area
Former Carmel Mayor Sue McCloud (left) and Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker (foreground, right) pull the ribbon off Carmel’s first electric car charging station, the Blink, at the Sunset Center in October 2011. Sadly, the Blink may soon run out of juice. Archived photo by Cameron Douglas. A Chevy Volt gets charged up in the parking garage in downtown Monterey. There are two outlets at this station. Photo by Cameron Douglas. Asilomar Conference Center has two EV charging stations for their guests. Photo by Cameron Douglas. Two ChargePoint® hookups in the lower lot at Del Monte Center. Photo by Cameron Douglas.
The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD) invites the public to an open community forum on Wed., Aug. 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Carmel Youth Center’s Jeffrey Raymond Sutton Theater. The focus of the forum will be to review the data collected on the desire for camping on the MPRPD’s newly-acquired Whisler-Wilson property and to solicit additional public input. At the forum, the public will have the opportunity to learn about the background of the property, its acquisition and case studies of possible alternative uses. The public will also be presented with the findings from the first forum and will be invited to join in a question and answer period as the MPRPD gathers additional comments and ideas on the subject of camping at the Whisler-Wilson Ranch. Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost for admission. For more information, contact Tim Jensen MPRPD Planning & Conservation Manager at 831.372.3196 x106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fair to hold Water Awareness Day
On Saturday, August 31, the Monterey County Fair will hold Water Awareness Day in the Floriculture Building at the Monterey Fairgrounds. Water conservation strategies will be demonstrated and free water conservation devices will be distributed. Drawings will be held for prizes such as a rain barrel and a weather-based irrigation controller. The Water Wise Landscape Contest will be held, with awards of gift certificates to area businesses. Judging will be based on drought resistant plant selection, use of water retaining soil conditioners and mulches, smart irrigation, and overall appearance. The contest is listed in the Fair Guide Book and at http://issuu.com/montereycountyfair/ docs/2013_mcf_entry_guide_book_ final/27?e=0/2481171. The event is sponsored by the Water Awareness Committee.
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