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Saturday August 11
Kiwanis Club PANCAKE BREAKFAST 9-11 AM Pacific Grove Youth Center 302 16th St. $5 All proceeds to the Youth Center
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Pacific Grove’s Wednesday, August 22 The Little Car Show Downtown PG Noon-5 Free to the Public •
Friday, August 24 Concours Auto Rally Downtown PG pgauoraly.org •
Sunday, August 26
LOCAL BOOK SIGNING EVENT: Meet 17-Year-Old Author Luke Herzog from 2 - 4 p.m. at The Bookworks, 667 Lighthouse Ave. Pacific Grove •
Wednesday, August 29 Dine Out With Friends to benefit the Library 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Red House Cafe 662 Lighthouse Ave. Pacific Grove •
September 6 CERT classes begin
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Vol. X, Issue 41
Citizens Appeal Cell Tower Permit By Gary Baley
A citizens group filed an appeal of the Pacific Grove Planning Commission’s July 26 approval of a use permit allowing a Verizon small-cell tower to be installed next to Pacific Grove High School, also near Forest Grove Elementary School. Five people form the core of the group: Toula Hubbard, Amy Fallavena, Katie Ryan, Brian Swanson, and Dana Jones. “The Parents-Teachers-Associations at the High School, the Middle School, and Forest Grove Elementary School have formally opposed this cell tower” Fallavena, who filed the appeal August 6, said. “The National PTA has also taken a stand against cell towers next to schools.” according to Hubbard. In order to raise funds for the $1400 appeal application fee imposed by the city, the group started an Internet go-fund-me page, and their goal was reached in a single day with 37 individuals contributing. The group consists mostly of parents of children in both schools who are concerned about the effects of microwave radiation on their children, fire hazards imposed by the tower, property values, and the overall impact on the welfare of the community if this tower turns out to be a precedent “the camel’s nose” that would usher in tens or hundreds of other towers throughout the city—an undeniable possibility according to telco industry leaders touting the next generation telephony network architecture called 5G which will require cell towers every 500 feet in order to deliver multi-gigabit speeds with ultra-fast latency. The tower, dubbed SC1 by Verizon, targets cell traffic at the high school which is needed to avoid overcapacity of one macro antenna
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Cell tower ablaze near Heritage High School, Newport News, VA in June, 2018. The fire began when workers using a welder while working on the tower accidentally ignited some insulation to the wires. Fire suppression crews arrived to find a massive amount of fire at the base of the tower and wires burning along the full length of the tower. The structural integrity of the tower was compromised due to the heat of the fire and the tower is now leaning. The damage is extensive and the tower has been disabled.
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School Resource Officer Bily Hawkins explains some police equipment to a young visitor at 2018 National Night Out. Do you know how much that bullet-proof vest weighs? A LOT! Photo by Neil Jameson
The final day to register as a candidate in Pacific Grove is a week away. We will offer a list of the council and mayoral candidates wih data from their Forms 501 in next week’s issue. There are three council positions open so far, with five people signed up. There is one opening for the mayor with two candidates. Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum on Tuesday, September 11 from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero Avenue. The event begins with a “meet & greet” the candidates from 5:30 to 6:00 pm; Mayoral candidates’forum from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. and the City Council candidates from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. The Forum will be facilitated by the League of Women Voters. For more information contact the chamber at 3733304 or visit www.pacificgrove.org.
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PCELL TOWER APPEAL From Page 1
Filing the appeal paperwork
sector atop Forest Hill Manor according to Ben Hackstedde of Sequoia Deployment Services, Verizon’s agent. While macro sectors can cover distances of a mile or more, small cells only reach 600-700 feet. Verizon’s agents claim to have tried to site the tower atop buildings at Country Club Gate Center, but the leasing agent at ROIC, the company that owns and manages the center had no knowledge of any such offer. Brian Swanson, parent and member of the group, called Verizon’s cell tower site “the most horrific place imaginable.” Some members of the group speculate that may be Verizon’s strategy—if a site targeting a school is approved, how could any future site be disallowed? Others speculate that high school students may be a lucrative market for future 5G services. The group’s appeal is founded on the fact that cities are not obliged to approve cellular capacity improvements--only coverage. Verizon has adequate coverage as there have been no complaints of poor cellular service from the high school. They also cite the tower presents a fire hazard. Many cell-tower fires are reported on the website www.safeschoolspg.org, or just Google “cell tower fire.” The Federal Communications Commission has issued regulations which prohibit local governments from denying applications for siting cell towers based on environmental concerns, including health concerns. This despite the fact that new research is showing microwave radiation does affect living tissue, and the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified microwave radiation as a Group 2B possible carcinogen based on increased risk for glioma brain cancer associated with wireless phone use. The FCC has also imposed time constraints, called shot clocks, on cities that automatically presume approval of cell-tower applications if no action is taken within the shot clock from 90 to 150 days. New regulations issued in the past week deregulate telcos even more while further limiting local government control. City attorney Heidi Quinn informed Cedar Street Times that the shot clock has been extended to September 28 at which time the appeal will be heard by the City Council at the regular council meeting at 6 pm in council chambers at City Hall. In the next issue of Cedar Street Times we will examine the 5G architecture pros and cons in detail in the BaleyWik column. What is it? Why is it?
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Week ending 06/4/18- 9:00 AM............ 0.00" Total for the season............................. 12.87" The historic average to this date is ........N/A" Wettest year.................................................. 47.15" During rain year 07-01-97 through 06-30-98 Driest year.................................................... 15.54" During rain year 07-01-12 through 06-30-13 RAINFALL SEASON BEGINS JULY 1 EACH YEAR
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Week ending morning 8/9/18............... .03" Near Lovers Point Total for the 7/1/18). ......... .05" Dataseason reported by(since John Munch at 18th St. Last week low12/07/16.......................... temperature................ 51.2° Week ending .19"F Last week high temperature............... 68.0° Total for the season (since 7/1/16)........ 5.42"F Last year rain (07/01/17-8/9/17)..................... .00F ” Last week low temperature..................41.5 Last week high temperature.................63.5 F
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Annual Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association Reunion Set
The Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association (PGHSAA) will hold its annual all-school reunion Saturday, October 6, 2018. Registration forms are now available. PGHSAA members and their guests are invited to download a registration form from the Association’s web site. Those who attended Pacific Grove schools can join the PGHSAA in order to be able to attend the event. Cost for the Oct. 6 dinner is $75 per person; no-host bar opens at 6:00, and dinner will be served at 7:00. Mix ‘n Spin Productions will provide music for dancing until 10:00. The event will be held at the Elks Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Drive in Monterey. Yearly PGHSAA dues are $20 per person or married couple if both are alumni. Registration forms, membership forms, and more information about the dinner can be found on the PGHSAA web site, https://alumni.pgusd.org. Reunion information for individual graduating classes, if provided by the classes, can also be found on the web site. The Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation, was founded in 1899 and reactivated in 1962. This is its 57th annual reunion.
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International Assistance Dog Week Diana L. Guerrero
Ask ARK Lady National Assistance Dog Week (NADW) was established in 2007 with the goals of recognizing and honoring assistance dogs while raising the awareness about them. By 2009 awareness and events expanded beyond national confines. Today International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) is celebrated each August. Dedicated to help educate the public about assistance dogs, it also honors those dedicated to the cause including the puppy raisers and trainers. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) these working animals are given equal access to any and all establishments and accommodations. In case you are not familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it was first enacted in 1990 to help alleviate discrimination against individuals with physical or mental disabilities. It included allowances for specially trained dogs and other service animals but it needed some clarification. In 2011 it was updated and so now states, “service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual,
or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition.” What you might not know is that public places may not require proof of service animal certification (or licensing) but the recent changes now allow the removal of a service animal if it is “out of control and the animal’s handler does not take effective action to control it.” At one time people were not familiar with these working dogs. That has changed but many people are confused about just what these canines actually do. So, IADW is the perfect time to share that information with you! Guide Dogs: “Guide Dogs for the Blind” might be service animals familiar to you. Those with vision problems rely on them heavily and the guide dogs lead them around physical obstacles or barriers and to destinations. It makes it possible for these people to have more freedom. These canines help them to seating areas, across streets, entering or exiting building, and navigating elevators and stairways. Service Dogs: People with disabilities rely on their services dogs for help
with many of the tasks most people take for granted such as walking, balancing, dressing, transferring from place to place, retrieving and carrying items, opening doors and drawers, pushing buttons, pulling wheelchairs and aiding with household choirs. Hearing Assistance Dogs: People who are unable to hear get great assistance from hearing alert dogs. The canines will signal them to specific sounds such as doorbells, telephones, crying babies, sirens, another person, buzzing timers or sensors, knocks at the door or smoke, fire and clock alarms.
Seizure Assistance Dogs or Medical Assistance Dogs: Seizure alert or seizure response dogs are trained to alert people to an eminent seizure or to actually respond to medical conditions, such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, epilepsy, panic attack, anxiety attack, post-traumatic stress and seizures. Finally, another goal of IADW is to help create recognition for the heroic deeds performed by assistance dogs--everyday heroes that make a dramatic difference in the lives of the people they serve.
Learn More Assistance Dog Week https:// www.assistancedogweek.org/ Assistance Dogs International https://www.assistancedogsinternational.org/ International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP) http:// www.iaadp.org Questions? Call (831) 291-3355 | Email Ask@TheArkLady.com | Visit ARKlady.com About ARKlady: Diana L Guerrero (aka ARKlady) lives on the Central Coast of California by the sea. An author, animal whisperer and wildlife interpreter, her first word was “fish.” Known locally as “DGinPG,” she is a friend of the furred, feathered and finned. With a goal of enriching the lives of animals (both wild and tame) and empowering the humans that love them, she shares a lifetime of professional experience and specialty training with animal lovers--who are not only passionate about animals but that want to make a difference in their lives and in the world in which they live. Is that is you? Consider this an invitation to join her at http://bit.ly/ AskArkLadyFB for a new type of animal adventure--those designed to change animal lives and to change yours in the process.
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Webster Slate Officer went with, and brought bravery. Gate Street. - Officer was dispatched to a burglary. Pacific Grove 90210 1253\ Melrose Place -Officer was dispatched to a parking issue, vehicle was towed. I know a girl who sets off the alarm when she stays home. # Awesome. Surf Ave. - I was dispatched to a residential alarm. Upon arrival I made contact with worker, who stated the home owner just left. I contacted the home owner, who stated she accidently set off alarm while leaving. Rita come home. Pine Ave. - At the above date and time, a woman came into the station to drop off a dog she found roaming the streets. Dog was wearing tags and owner was notified. Dog returned to owner. Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy; will you never learn? 0420 Mc curfew \ Country Club Gate Ave. - Suspect juvenile 12/20/01 Juvenile cited for curfew violation.
Waste not want not Lovers Point Park- On the above date and time, I collected miscellaneous items that were left/abandoned at the above location after an event. Items collected for safekeeping. Nothing further. Waste not want not Victim apparently does not know if they are missing something from unlocked vehicle. Ocean View Blvd. - Victim reporting the possible theft of personal property from an unlocked vehicle. Rosa parks # Pulitzer Pine Ave. - The suspect Daniel Rosa-04/09/97- was cited for suspended license. This driver was also cited out on a traffic warrant. He's not heavy, he's my brother. Cedar Street. - The reporting party requested a welfare check on his brother. Bench press for 90 days, in jail. Bench warrant:fta:mi \ Piedmont Ave. - Suspect Richard Nicholls-06/11/82Cited and released suspect on a misdemeanor warrant. That’s it, you lose your traffic court case. You have to be smarter than the camera. You are not. Please just go ahead and pay the fine. Go to traffic school and stop whining. Traffic court evidence (info) \ Jewell Ave. - A DVD has been submitted as exhibit 1 in Marina court number 18jt000083. To be held 60 days per court rules. Sounds like something’s fishy on Mermaid. Mermaid Ave. - Suspicious circumstance-information only. (Winner) the concerned citizen doing the right thing. (Loser) Waste not want not, loser. Lighthouse Ave. - On the above date and time, a citizen came into PGPD to turn in property in which he found at the above location. Attempts to contact owners were met with negative results. More fun on Funston now, less chance of harm. Funston Ave. - Firearm surrender. Well, I'm not gonna give Mr. Hansbury his Jell-O. He always throws it back at me, you do it. Gibson Ave. - Dispatched to a past tense verbal argument between co-workers. No more guns for you, either Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy. Carmel Ave. - Airsoft toy rifle brought into station was destroyed and disposed of upon receipt. Two Ark wrongs don't make an Arkwright Arkwright Court. - Dispatched to a verbal argument in progress. Things go bump in the night Ocean View Blvd. - Dispatched to residential alarm. House appeared secure. Wiley Wallet Thief makes off with ill-gotten gains. Leaves clues. Forest Ave. - The reporting party reported the theft of her wallet from the above establishment. Credit cards used at another business. The Backyard Bandit strikes again. Maybe the Meat Force will help clear this scourge from our fair city. Lighthouse Ave. - Theft of a bench from outside of apartment. Outstanding in his field. Lighthouse Ave. - Driver stopped for traffic violation and found to be driving on expired license. Driver cited and released in field.
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Where Do People Get Money to Buy California Homes These Days? Often, From Mom and Dad Scott Dick Monterey County Assoc. of Realtors Source: KQED If you want to buy a home in California, it increasingly helps to have relatives who can chip in. KPCC crunched the numbers on more than 600,000 FHA loans, a type of government-backed mortgage that’s common with first-time buyers. FHA borrowers can use money from relatives for their down payment. In recent years, that kind of family financial help has been on the rise in California. Back in 2011, about one in four FHA loans in California included down payment money from relatives. Today, it’s one in three. Family down payment support is playing an even bigger role in many parts of California, outstripping the national rate of 26 percent. Last year, in dozens of California ZIP codes — covering parts of East San Jose, North Hollywood, South Central Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Alpine in eastern San Diego County — at least half of FHA borrowers were getting family
members to help with the down payment. Many first-time buyers choose FHA loans for their low down payment options and relaxed credit requirements. FHA loans have been declining as a share of California’s overall mortgage market. Still, in 2017 about 15 percent of all homes sold in California had an FHA loan, according to a survey from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Parents are not just gifting down payments to their kids. They’re also co-buying houses. A recent quarterly report from Irvine-based real estate data firm Attom Data Solutions found that 48 percent of houses purchased in San Jose had sales deeds that listed multiple non-married buyers (often an indication that parents are co-buying with their children). The same was true for 38 percent of homes purchased in San Francisco. Housing experts worry about the rising reliance on family wealth in California and the resulting inequality it presents in the homebuying market.
Local Real Estate Update
Graham Jameson McCord
Graham Jameson McCord, 26, of Pacific Grove - Born Feb. 24, 1992 (Fairbanks), died June 25, 2018 (Eureka). Graham moved to the Arcata-Eureka, CA Area to attending College of the Redwoods, and had been living there for nearly four years. He spent his youth in Pacific Grove and attended PG schools. He excelled in sports and was a competitive gymnast from an early age into middle school. He also loved soccer and played sweeper for PG High team and the Pumas travel team and a short stint with the adult league team the Orcas. An injury terminated his soccer aspirations. After high school he attended Monterey Peninsula College at which time he worked at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Graham was dearly loved by his family and we are heartbroken with his passing. He is survived by his father, Jim McCord of Monterey, his mother ,Claudia Kostyshak of Pacific Grove and his stepfather Geoff Kostyshak. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Ray and Mary Rice of Arcata, CA, his aunt and uncle, Marla and Frank Dickinson of La Selva Beach, CA, his aunt Barbara O’Loren of Arcata, CA, and his cousins, and stepbrothers, and their families. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Ivan and Bernice McCord and his uncle Ivan McCord, all of Santa Rosa. A family service was held in Arcata. Burial in Pacific Grove will be private. Memorial Contributions are welcome and should be made to Interim, Inc. or NAMIMonterey County.
Congressman Panetta Announces Federal Grant for Mesa Del Rey Airport Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced that Mesa Del Rey Airport received a grant totaling $454,050 from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Federal Aviation Administration. The funds will be used to rehabilitate the lighting systems along the edge of Runway 11/29, to ensure safe airfield operations in low visibility conditions. “This investment allows us to provide updated lighting technology for the over 7,500 flights that operate through Mesa Del Rey Airport each year,” said Congressman Panetta. “From its original use by the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II to its current pilot training programs, this airport has continued to serve as a critical resource to King City and other communities in the Salinas Valley.”
As crazy as it sounds, the year is half gone. Next thing you know it will be Thanksgiving, then Christmas and then another New Year. So, time to take a short pause and see how the residential real estate market in Pacific Grove is doing. The numbers below reflect single family homes only and do not include condos or townhomes.
2017 2018 % Change
Sold 54 44 -18.5%
For quick reference to the table above, sold means the total amount of single family homes that sold in 2017 and 2018. List price is what the home was listed for and sold price is what the home ultimately sold for. DOM stands for days on market, or how long it took the home to sell. Price per square foot is determined by dividing the final sales price by the square footage of the home, which can be useful when evaluating the asking price or determining the sales price of a home. The first thing that stands out is the reduction in amount of homes sold, and 18% decrease. However, realize that in a low inventory market, a relatively small difference can seem quite large when looked at on a percentage basis. In reality, 2018 has seen a reduction of a bit less than two homes per month compared to 2017.
List Price $1.06 Million $1.02 Million -3.7%
Sold Price $1.03 Million $1.00 Million -3%
DOM 39 49 2.5%
So, while an 18% decrease seems like a lot, it is really not that drastic. It does reinforce our low inventory market however. The average list price and sold price have both decreased, with list price decreasing 3.7% and sold price decreasing 3% respectively. This runs counterintuitive to the conventional wisdom of home prices in Pacific Grove going only one way and that is up. A deeper look into the numbers can help reveal why we see this list and sold price decrease. In 2017, of the fifty-four homes that sold in the 2nd quarter, twenty-six were originally listed over $1 million and 24 sold for over $1 million. Of those twenty-four homes that sold, seven of them sold for over $1.5 million and one sold for over $2 million. In 2018, fifteen homes were listed and sold over $1 million, six sold for $1.5 million or
Price per sq ft $700 $763 9% above and none sold for over $2 million. The average days on market is up by 10 days, but homes still sell on average in less than two months, which is a seller’s market. The price per square foot is up mainly due to the average size of the homes that have sold in the 2nd quarter is about 100 square feet smaller in 2018 compared to 2017. Overall the market is continuing to see strong demand and limited supply. The drivers of the market continue to be buyers from the Bay Area and the Central Valley. It can’t last forever and for those so inclined to think about selling your home, now is the time. Just make sure you price it wisely. Please email or call me with any questions. Have a great day. Patrick.email@example.com Broker Associate 831-238-8116 www. pebblebeachabodes.com
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Butterfly Days are just around the corner
The planning is well underway for another for another fabulous Butterfly Days weekend with lots of fun and activities for the young and young-at-heart. We’re starting the weekend of fun Friday evening, October 5, with First Friday, which just happens to be celebrating its 10th anniversary and will be hosting a party downtown complete with live music and all things butterflies. The fun continues Saturday morning with the highlight of the weekend, the Butterfly Parade and Bazaar. This is the 80th year the monarch kids have marched through downtown to welcome home the monarchs. Following the parade and bazaar there will be loads of activities at the Museum and at the library in celebration of their anniversaries, 135th and 110th respectively. Plus the Heritage Society will have their birdhouse entries displayed at the museum and their Barn open for a peek at Pacific Grove’s history. The fun continues downtown with special activities at the PG Art Center and all things butterflies at many of the shops and restaurants. Sunday will feature the Heritage Society’s long-awaited return of the Heritage Home Tour, and a special Feast of Lanterns Tea and Fashion show at Chautauqua Hall, while downtown continues to swing with all thing butterflies at the PG Art Center and downtown shops and restaurants. Watch this space for details and the full calendar of events for Butterfly Days October 5 - 7. . See the Heritage Society website for details or stop by the Barn located at 605 Laurel Avenue, open Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00.
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Children’s Programs at the Library All programs at the Pacific Grove Library For more information call 648-5760.
Center for Spiritual Awakening 522 Central Ave. • 831-372-1942
Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Ave. • 831-375-7207
Chabad of Monterey
620 Lighthouse Ave., Entrance on 18th • 831-643-2770
Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Ave. • 831-372-0363
Community Baptist Church
Monterey & Pine Avenues • 831-375-4311
First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Ave. • 831-373-0741
First Baptist Church of Monterey
600 Hawthorne St., Monterey • Rev. Nate Rhen 831-373-3289
First Church of God
1023 David Ave. • 831-372-5005
First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove Worship: Sundays 10:00 a.m. 915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr. • 831-372-5875
Forest Hill United Methodist Church Services 9 a.m. Sundays 551 Gibson Ave. • 831-372-7956
Monterey Peninsula Society of Friends (Quakers)
10 a.m, Sundays Carl Cherry Center 4th & Gudalupe, Carmel • 915-8691 or 372-5762 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive • 831-375-2138
Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove
PG Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave. • 831-333-0636
Manjushri Dharma Center
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141 14th St. • 831-373-4705
Peninsula Baptist Church
1116 Funston Ave. • 831-394-5712
Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Ave. • 831-373-0431
St. Angela Merici Catholic Church 146 8th St. • 831-655-4160
St. Anselm’s Anglican Church
Sundays 9:30 a.m. 375 Lighthouse Ave. • 831-920-1620 Fr. James Short
St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12 th St. • 831-373-4441
Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Ave. • 831-372-7818
OUTSIDE PACIFIC GROVE Bethlehem Lutheran Church
800 Cass St., Monterey • 831-373-1523 Pastor Bart Rall
Congregation Beth Israel
5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel • 831-624-2015
Monterey Center for Spiritual Living
Sunday Service 10:30 am 400 West Franklin St., Monterey • 831-372-7326 www.montereycsl.org
Tuesday, Aug. 14 11:00 am Stories for PreSchool (ages 2-5) Wednesday, Aug. 15 3:45 pm Wacky Wednesday (science, crafts, stories for ages 5 and up) Thursday, Aug. 16 11:00 am Baby Rhyme Time (for babies birth - 24 months)
Gentrain Society Lectures
The Gentrain Society of Monterey Peninsula College is sponsoring these free public lectures in August, 2018. For lengthier descriptions and illustrations for these talks please see the Gentrain website. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Gentrain Society Lecture: Ocean Science and Technology at MBARI Monterey Peninsula College Lecture Forum 103 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Free: MPC Parking $3.00 Information: www.gentrain.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; 372-0895 Steve Etchemendy, retired Director of Marine Operations at MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute), will provide an overview of the ocean science and technology at MBARI. This talk will discuss the changing ocean, the K-T extinction event, exploring the Arctic and Antarctic oceans, ocean mapping and fault zones, and the weird and wonderful behavior of sea life. Right in the heart of Monterey Bay exists one of the most prominent ocean science and technology institutes in the world. MBARI, largely funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, has developed ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles), AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles), MARS (Monterey Accelerated Research System), and the ESP (Environmental Sample Processor). MBARI scientists use these tools to explore and to understand the complex changes that are happening to the world oceans. Steve received his degree in geological oceanography at the University of Washington in 1972. After repaying his Army scholarship by serving as an officer for six years, he went to work for Oceaneering International, and in 1982 achieved a world record for deepest dive in a one-man submersible named WASP. Later he spent four years as a manned submersible (Alvin) pilot for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. In1989 he was hired by MBARI and was their Director of Marine Operations for the next 26 years.
New CERT class starts September 6
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program uses a FEMA curriculum to educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in 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 families and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT also participates in searches for missing persons, serves as coastal spotters for persons swept out to sea, storm response and other emergencies. Learn These Skills and Many More: Emergency Medicine Use of a fire extinguisher Disaster Preparedness Shutting your utilities Rescue Communications when phones fail Assessing your home or workplace after an earthquake or storm All classes are taught in Monterey. Anyone may enroll by sending an e-mail of interest to: email@example.com You will receive a confirmation with class details. This class provides 24 hours of community service credit to high school s0tudents. The next CERT class begins Thursday, September 6, 2018 and continues each Thursday night through October 18. Class time each day is 6:20-9:30 P.M. Attendance at all seven sessions is necessary to complete the training and graduate. To enroll, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shoreline Community Church
2500 Garden Rd. Monterey 8:30 am 10 am & 11:30 am Sundays. 831-655-0100 • www.shorelinechurch.org
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church 698 Laine St, Monterey • Father Karas (831) 375-7200 Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 490 Aguajito Rd., Carmel • 831-624-7404 Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. and 1:15 a.m.
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Across the country, police and fire departments hosted their own National Night Out, offering free snacks and food, inviting the public to enjoy the repast and the games and information booths on display. In Pacific Grove, staff and officers were prepping
Photo by Linda Pagnella
for days, setting up bean bag toss games and cutouts for photos, clean the squad car for discerning inspection. Children could color and try on police regalia as scores of
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National Night Out 2018
Photos by Neil Jameson
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The Carmel Foundation Presents “Everyone Has a Story. Share Yours!” Join Christine Winge current ED of AMP Media – AMP is a community non-profit media broadcast organization, funded in part by local communities including the cities of Monterey, Marina, and Seaside to provide television broadcast and production services to public, educational, and government organizations. Christine will share the history of AMP Media, what it does in our region, why it is so important, and the impact it has in our community.
Details: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 2:30pm4:00pm The Carmel Foundation’s Diment Hall SE Corner 8th & Lincoln, Carmel This presentation is free and open to the public Space is limited to 100 For more information, please contact Leticia Garcia, Director of Support Services at 831.620.8705 or lgarcia@ carmelfoundation.org.
The Carmel Foundation hosts weekly Wednesday Programs- a lecture, entertainment, or educational presentation such as a Cooking Demo with Myra Goodman, Monterey’s La Merienda Celebration or a monthly Wellness Series with VNA & Hospice. About The Carmel Foundation The Carmel Foundation is an organization that serves members 55 and better in the Monterey County area and beyond. The Foundation is located in Carmel on the southeast Corner of 8th and Lincoln.
Lamborghini - Faris Nemri
The Carmel Foundation gives seniors an opportunity to live productive, enriching lives by offering a luncheon program, homebound meal delivery, free medical equipment loans, in-home services and respite grants, free lending library, Saturday movie, Technology Center, low-income housing, and more than 60 classes and activities each week. For more information, contact Kimberly Willison, Director of Development at email@example.com, www.carmelfoundation.org, or 831.620.8701.
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What does God say about reasoning? Bill Cohen
Reasoning With God God does not call us to blind faith, but rather, He wants us to use the wonderful minds He has given us, to reason with His Word, Is 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” He promises we will be rewarded for our effort, as the truth will wipe away all of our sins. This is a bold promise, who but God could make it? How can we prove it? Proving the existence of God and the truthfulness of His promises is a rather simple matter. It begins when we stop pretending we know there is no God. Pretending we can know there is no God when we have never reasoned with His Truth, is a rather foolish position, Ps 14:1, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” Accepting the word of someone who also has not reasoned with the truth is equally foolish, Col 2:8, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Too many of us only seek the counsel of those willing to tell us what we want to hear, 2 Tim 4:3, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” God has given us the Bible, sent us the Holy Ghost, and provided a universe with all of the seen and unseen things within it; so that we are without excuse for our unwillingness to reason with all that He has created, Rom 1:20, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” He is not hiding in heaven
or speaking in secret, He has left us many witnesses to His righteousness and love, if we are only willing to seek Him, Is 45:19, “I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.” God draws us to the faith required to complete the race He has set before us, but He never asks us to have unreasoned faith. If we reason with all He has created, we will find the real faith, which is grounded in Truth. God calls us to be ready to explain our faith to anyone willing to listen, 1 Pet 3:15, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” He wants us to shine His light into every corner of this world, Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Anything but reasoned faith will be unable to withstand the tests brought by the skeptics of this world, Matt 7:26-27, “And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.” Without real faith, we will become the lukewarm Christians God warned us about, Rev 3:16-20, “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and
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poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” It is the reasoning with His Word, which leads us to follow His advice. Once we are walking by reasoned faith, our experience will lead us to the solid ground of His Truth, and it becomes the foundation of the house of our faith. This foundation is necessary for the house to withstand the floods of doubt and the winds of dispute brought by the skeptics of this world. The path to true reasoning requires an honest evaluation, without unsubstantiated preconceived ideas. So, we must pick up the Bible and read it as a scientist would. Testing what we read against every available piece of information, not just the information that supports a preconceived opinion, 1 Thes 5:21, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” Once we begin this reasoning process, the Truth of God’s Word becomes ever more evident. When He tells us not to lie, Ex 20:16, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour” we can look around this world and see the good produced by truthfulness and the evil produced by lying. When He tells us not to murder, Ex 20:13, “Thou shalt not kill” we can see how following His Word would save lives, remove fear and make this a better world. When He tells us not to worship other gods, like money, fame, or power, Ex 20:3, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” we can see how following His Word would reduce conflict, make us more compassionate and bring each of us more peace. We could go on, however, the point is not for us to read a blog and gain what we need to live this life, but, rather, to inspire us to read the Bible for ourselves, to reason with it. We are to form our own opinions, opinions based on our own honest evaluation of God’s Word, Jn 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” We can be free from the lies of this world and free to know the truth of God’s love, which is generously offered to everyone. This world says, “Only the well educated are smart enough to properly reason with the things we see in this world.” God says we are all capable of finding His Truth, if we will only reason with Him, Matt 7:8, “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” God’s Truth is not reserved for some elite group of people; He freely offers it to everyone! However, those who think themselves wiser than God will only find foolishness, 1 Cor 3:18-19, “Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.” Many of the wise refuse to humble themselves and thus are unable to find the Truth, Ps 25:9, “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.” Some people want the respect of the other people they see as wise, more than they want the Truth God offers to all. Once we have faith grounded in our own reasoning, we will be able to hear that still small voice of the Holy Ghost over the screams of doubt, which are predominate in this world, Heb 3:7-8, “Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:” It is the hardening of our hearts, which allows the screams of doubt to overwhelm that still small voice of the Holy Ghost. It is our reasoning, which mutes those screams allowing us to hear the Truth of God’s Word. Once, we hear that gentle voice, we will find the path to God’s will for our lives and we will be able to complete our part in His plan, which leads us to His peace and joy.
Comments, opposing opinions and suggestions for future topics are all welcome at bill@reasoningwithgod. com.
Times • August 10, 2018 Double Nickels Luncheon for those 55 & Up Showcases Bill Minor
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Bill Minor, a renaissance man of the arts, will join the Double Nickels Luncheon for those 55 and Up on September 12 as we begin the 2018-19 luncheon schedule. The luncheon begins at 12 noon at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 301 Corral De Tierra Rd, off Hwy 68 between Monterey and Salinas. Minor, a longtime resident of Pacific Grove, grew up outside Detroit in a family deeply involved in music. His background defines the word “eclectic.” From the age of 17 he has been a professional jazz musician and he remains a prolific artist, poet, novelist, chronicler of jazz, and keyboard magician par excellence. He spent over 30 years as an educator and he taught every humanities-related course from Creative Writing to American Humor and Comedy to Russian Literature. Minor has written close to 10 books ranging in substance from poetry to the history of the Monterey Jazz Festival for the fest’s 40th anniversary. Double Nickels, a monthly luncheon of deliciously homemade food, is a service of Good Shepherd and Covia (covia.org) for the benefit of the 55 and up community. A suggested donation is $5, but is not required. For more information: 831-484-2153 or goodshepherdcorral.org.
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PG/Carmel High School Students Travel to Peru Where Homestay Sends Cultural Lessons Home By Tricia Bean and Desma Johnson During the summer break, students from the Pacific Grove and Carmel Unified School Districts came together for a trip of a lifetime! The students enjoyed a 10 day non-school sponsored trip to Peru. The trip was organized by Forum by Prometour and led by PGHS Spanish teacher, Desma Johnson and CHS Spanish teacher, Tricia Bean. They were assisted by parent chaperone Stacy Meheen and were supported by a Peruvian team of guides, drivers, and coordinators. Our combined group visited various towns and communities including Lima, Cuzco, Koricancha, Puno, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Misminay, and the floating islands of Lake Titicaca. The students enjoyed a five day homestay with local families in Cuzco and visited a local school in Maras where they collaborated on a group project, played soccer and volleyball together, and
exchanged gifts with Quechua students of the same age. Students were so inspired by this visit that they decided to establish a PG-Carmel Peru Club at each high school where funds could be raised to support the Peruvian school we visited. Funds could provide supplies for school facilities, classrooms and recreational activities. Please stop by the PG-Carmel Peru Booth at the next Shoe Game to support our efforts! Everyone learned a great deal about Peruvian culture, customs, and traditions on this trip by actually participating in events instead of just watching. We prepared ceviche and other traditional foods, wore traditional attire, plowed fields, petted llamas and alpacas, and participated in a local ceremony to the Andes mountains. Everyone became one big happy family and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. In addition to learning about Peru, students also had the opportunity to reflect on themselves and their country and culture, which allowed them to develop a greater respect and appreciation for their own customs and traditions.
Emily Ramirez at the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Peru
Group project with Quechua students
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Hotel Durrell: Revised Plans Revealed BUILDING CODE ANALYSIS REFERENCE CODES 2013 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE
AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM SECTION 903.2.1 AN AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM IS REQUIRED AND PROVIDED
OCCUPANCY USE AND CLASSIFICATION SECTION 310 & 311 THE PROPOSED BUILDING CONSISTS OF 3 STORIES OF HOTEL OVER 1 STORY OF VALET PARKING
AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM INCREASE MODIFICATION SECTION 506.3 THE AREAS LIMITED BY TABLE 503 MAY BE INCREASED BY AN ADDITIONAL 200% FOR BUILDINGS WITH MORE THAN ONE STORY ABOVE GRADE PLANE
LEVEL 0 (GROUND LEVEL) PARKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S-2 LEVELS 1-3 HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R-1 CONSTRUCTION TYPE SECTION 602 Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TYPE V-A Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TYPE V-A
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE AREA WITH INCREASE 36,000 SF PER FLOOR FIRE RESISTANCE FIRE SEPARATION DISTANCE: WALLS TABLE 602 5 < x < 10 ft. = 1 hour x > 10 ft. = 0 hours
FIRE SEPARATION DISTANCE: OPENINGS TABLE 601 TABLE 705.8 Structural Frame, Bearing Walls 3 ft. < x < 5 ft. = 15% allowable area can be & Floor Construction: . . . . . . . . 1-Hour Rating unprotected openings Interior non-load 5 ft. < x < 10 ft. = 25% allowable area can be bearing partitions: . . . . . . . . . . . . .No Protection unprotected openings Required 10 ft. < x < 15 ft. = 45% allowable area can be Roof Construction: . . . . . . . . . . 1-Hour rating unprotected openings ALLOWABLE HEIGHT AND AREA SECTION 503 ACCESSIBILITY HOTEL Per California Building Code CONSTRUCTION TYPE . . . . . . . . TYPE V-A Section 1111B.4.3 OCCUPANCY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TYPE R-1 Required: 7 Fully Accessible Rooms BASIC ALLOWABLE AREA . . . . . 12,000 SF (2 require roll-in showers) PER STORY 5 Hearing Impaired Accessible Rooms BASIC ALLOWABLE HEIGHT . . . . 3 STORIES Provided: 7 Fully Accessible Rooms (2 with roll-in showers) 5 Hearing Impaired Accessible Rooms
PARKING CONSTRUCTION TYPE . . . . . . . . TYPE V-A OCCUPANCY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TYPE S-2 BASIC ALLOWABLE AREA . . . . . 21,000 SF BASIC ALLOWABLE HEIGHT . . . . 4 STORIES ACTUAL BUILDING HEIGHT HOTEL (R-1): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THREE LEVELS; MAXIMUM HEIGHT > 40 FT PARKING (S-2): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ONE LEVEL
RESTAURANT AND PLAZA PERSPECTIVE CORNER OF GRAND AVE. AND CENTRAL AVE.
LOT SIZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,875 SF (PROPOSED 73%)
DATE: August 8, 2018
PAVERS:. . . . . . . . 7,460 SF LANDSCAPE:. . . . . . . . 6,526 SF DECK:. . . . . . . . 783 SF TOTAL PROVIDED:. . . . . . . . 14,769 SF (MINIMUM REQUIRED:. . . . . . . . 8,468 SF)
PARKING PROVIDED On-Site Valet On-Site Holman Dedicated Off-Site Valet . . . . . . . TOTAL
STRE ET 14 TH
STRE ET 15 TH
PROJECT SITE AVE NUE
PARKING REQUIRED SITE INFORMATION: EMPLOYEE .............................................................................5 STREET ADDRESS:157 GRAND AVE. 1 / 4 GUEST ROOMS.............. 116 ROOMS ........................29 APN: 006-173-001 1 / 150 SF MEETING ............... 1,900 SF ...............................13 ZONING: C-1-T 1 / 300 SF KITCHEN ................ 620 SF ....................................2 1 / 50 SF DINING.................... 1,470 SF ...............................30 TOTAL: 79 DEDICATED HOLMAN SPACES 14 TOTAL REQUIRED 90
Not less than one parking space for each four guest rooms in any hotel
Section 23.64.190 (e)
ARCHITECT: VICTOR MONTGOMERY AIA RRM DESIGN GROUP 3765 SOUTH HIGUERA STREET SUITE 102 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401
Parking space required for other uses allowed in any district and not set forth above shall be determined by the planning commission and set forth as a condition to the granting of the use of permit for such use.
OWNER: MR. NADER AGHA 449 ALVARADO STREET MONTEREY, CA 93490
TOTAL GROSS AREA. . . . . . . . . . 76,182 SF UNIT COUNT SECOND FLOOR:. . . . . . . . 27 ROOMS THIRD FLOOR:. . . . . . . . 47 ROOMS FOURTH FLOOR:. . . . . . . . 42 ROOMS TOTAL:. . . . . . . . 116 ROOMS
BUILDING FOOTPRINT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,800 SF COVERED OUTDOOR AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,773 SF WALLS AND NON PERMIABLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 783 SF TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,356 SF ALLOWABLE EXCLUSIONS DRIVEWAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -400 SF WALKWAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -60 SF ADJUSTED TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24,896 SF
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PARKING CALCULATIONS: Per Pacific Grove Municipal Code Section 23.64.190 (g)
PROVIDED 33,875 SF 40’
GROSS BUILDING AREA HOTEL: 116 ROOMS GROUND FLOOR - COMMON:. 1,363 SF GROUND FLOOR - MAINT.: . . . . 1,252 SF SECOND FLOOR:. . . . . . . . 13,635 SF THIRD FLOOR:. . . . . . . . 22,250 SF FOURTH FLOOR:. . . . . . . . 20,100 SF TOTAL:. . . . . . . . 58,600 SF RESTAURANT/CONFERENCE: GROUND LEVEL: . . . . . . . 3,815 SF PARKING: GROUND LEVEL:. . . . . . . . 13,767 SF (DEDICATED LOT: . . . . . . . 8,427 SF)
SITE COVERAGE LOT AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,875 SF ALLOWED COVERAGE (PER 23.31.040) . . . . . . 25,406 SF
PROPERTY ADDRESS: 157 Grand Avenue APN: 006-173-001 GENERAL PLANNING AREA: ZONING DESIGNATION: C-1-T ITEM PERMITTED / REQUIRED Lot Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As per development permit. . . . . . . . . . . . Building Height Limit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40’ From Ext. Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (With site coverage < 75%) Front Yard Setback (Street X) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Street Side yard Setback(STREET Y&Z) . . . . . . . 0’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rear Yard Setback (New Property Line) . . . . . 0’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parking Spaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ZONING CODE ANALYSIS
A.1 A.2 A.3 A.4 A.5 C.1 L.1 A.6 A.7 A.8 A.9 A.10 A.11 A.12 A.13 A.14 A.15 A.16 A.17 A.18
TITLE SHEET HOTEL ENTRY PERSPECTIVE DEMOLITION PLAN ARCHITECTURAL SITE PLAN OFF-SITE PARKING SITE PLAN GRADING AND DRAINAGE CONCEPTUAL LANDSCAPE PLAN GROUND FLOOR PLAN SECOND FLOOR PLAN THIRD FLOOR PLAN FOURTH FLOOR PLAN ROOF PLAN EGRESS PLANS BUILDING SECTIONS BUILDING ELEVATIONS BUILDING ELEVATIONS BUILDING ELEVATIONS ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS CENTRAL AVE. & GRAND AVE. PERSPECTIVE CENTRAL AVE. & FOUNTAIN AVE. PERSPECTIVE
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HOTEL DURELL - PACIFIC GROVE
Smaller footprint. New design to match Museum and Library. Better public sidewalk interface. Revised vehicular entry on Fountain. Revisions will be discussed at the next City Council meeting. Image available on the City’s website at www.cityofpacificgrove.org
Gossip & Fiddly Bits
Heard While in Line At the Grocery Store
2 Large 2 Topping Pizzas Every Day Not valid with any other offers, discounts, fundraisers or promotions. Valid for take-out, dine-in and delivery. Delivery charges apply. At participating restaurants Only. Print coupon and present at time of purchase. Expires 12/31/17
Pacific Grove 1116 Forest Ave, Ste B (Corner of Forest & David Ave)
(831) 642-6000 All You Can Eat
Lunch Buffet Mon. - Fri. 11 - 2 All You Can Eat
Dinner Buffet Wed. Night 5 - 8
1 Large Specialty Pizza Not valid with any other offers, discounts, fundraisers or promotions. Valid for take-out, dine-in and delivery. Delivery charges apply. At participating restaurants Only. Print coupon and present at time of purchase. Expires 12/31/17
1 Large 1-Topping Pizza Not valid with any other offers, discounts, fundraisers or promotions. Valid for take-out, dine-in and delivery. Delivery charges apply. At participating restaurants Only. Print coupon and present at time of purchase. Expires 12/31/17
Be concise when you call the police, even if it’s non-emergency. We called Sgt. Fenton to find out about the buoy out in the Bay. “What do you call it?” we asked. “Jim.” He responded. Long silence. BTW: He told us who to call and we learned it’s called the Mile Marker Buoy. • Some STR owners have offered lodging for free to evacuees of the Redding fire. Air BNB will also waive fees. • Where was your banker during National Night Out? Rabobank’s Matt Bosworth was leading the Wharf Rats through some great sets of cover and retro songs. • What are they hiding under that blue tarp in the construction zone across the street from our office? Or are they just trying to fit in when the rainy season comes? •
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Luke Herzog publishes his third book -- at age 17 Local teen author Luke Herzog has published his third book, a 232-page compilation of futuristic and fantastical tales called “Continuum: Collected Stories of Space and Time.” The stories in Continuum explore the vastness of the universe and the intimacy of time.
Poe, his collection of short stories includes tales of a cemetery symphony, a clockmaker cursed by his own handiwork, a moment frozen in time, and a galactic prison escape that becomes the most solitary of confinements. “Continuum” opens with “Fishbowl,” a story about astronauts stranded in space and coping with their own conflicts while watching a nuclear apocalypse 230 miles below. The novella garnered three national writing awards for the author this past year. Herzog was one of 20 students in the country selected as a writing finalist by the National YoungArts Foundation. He was also awarded a
Herzog examines the line between hope and horror, fate and freedom, morality and mortality. “I wanted to tell compelling and creepy stories, while also exploring concepts like separation, conscience, choice, and regret,” said Herzog, a senior at Pacific Grove High School. Channeling both Arthur C. Clarke and Edgar Allen
Rebecca D. Costa,
Best-selling author of ‘On the Verge,’
At Pacific Grove Library August 16, 2018 to Benefit Library Renewal Project
Ever wanted to see into the future to get ahead of the curve? There’s no magic involved, says Rebecca Costa, author, world-renowned sociobiologist, and recipient of the prestigious Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award. It’s a matter of learning how to use rapid-fire technologies to predict trends, capitalize on emerging opportunities, and solve problems before they happen. Join her for an entertaining and fascinating glimpse of the future at a fundraising event for the Pacific Grove library Renewal Rroject, on August 16 at 7:30 p.m.(doors open at 7:20) Pacific Grove Public Library, 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. Her critically acclaimed second book, 2017’s “On the Verge,” shot to the top of Amazon’s #1 New Business Releases. Ms. Costa’s work has been featured in leading publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Guardian. Her weekly column, THE FIX, is presently featured on Newsmax. “On the Verge” offers an exciting look at the newest technologies aimed at heading off problems before the fact, a strategy Ms. Costa calls “preadaptation.” From accurately predicting when a person will trip and fall, to their predisposition to opioid addiction, to early earthquake, tsunami and hurricane warning systems, the science of predictive analytics has private citizens, governments, and global corporations sitting up, taking notice—and taking action. Locally, her practical advice has already made its way to the City of Salinas, where in Chapter 7 Ms. Costa recounts her work with police and local
government to combat gang violence. An in-demand speaker worldwide, Ms. Costa comes to us fresh off her international speaking and book tour. The Pacific Grove Public Library is especially honored to host her for this important fundraising event, to which Ms. Costa is generously donating her time and all funds raised. Visit her at rebeccacosta.com. Admission is $15 at the door. Books available for purchase and signing at the event. Refreshments will be served. We gratefully acknowledge these Sponsors of the event: Maureen Mason $1,000; Debby Beck $1,000; Steve Hauk $250; Noreen and Don Nance $250.
Scholastic Art & Writing gold medal, as well as a National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Achievement Award in Writing. Herzog will be signing his books on Sunday, August 26 from 2-4 p.m. at The Bookworks in Pacific Grove. “Continuum” ($14.95) also is available directly from the publisher, Why Not Books, (WhyNotBooks.com), as well as on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle e-book. The sci-fi/horror genre is a more sophisticated step for the 17-year-old author, whose previous books consisted of lighter fantasy fare for younger readers. Luke began writing his first book, “Dragon Valley,” at age 9. The 200-page novel was published in 2012 and has sold more than 1,000 copies. He followed that two years later with a 300-page fantasy novel, “Griffin Blade and the Bronze Finger,” which was named by Foreword Reviews as a book of the year bronze medalist in the 17-and-under author category. Why Not Books pairs each book with a non-profit and donates a portion of the proceeds to that cause. Herzog has chosen to partner “Continuum” with Monterey County Reads. Launched by the Panetta Institute for Public Policy in 1997, the program uses literacy as a means to avoid poverty by pairing young students with volunteer readers at elementary schools throughout Monterey County. More information about the author and his books can be found at LukeHerzog.com.
LOCAL BOOK SIGNING EVENT:
Meet 17-Year-Old Author Luke Herzog Sunday, August 26, from 2 - 4 p.m. at The Bookworks, 667 Lighthouse Ave. in Pacific Grove
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P.G. in the ’70s: Both Sides Now
Hippies + the dawn of the personal computer came together in Pacific Grove Two very different cultures coming together in our special corner of the Central Coast in the 1970s. This was the decade the hippies came to town and brought with them new attitudes and outlooks. The 1970s also saw the dawn of the personal computer, with a P.G. local playing a vital—now almost forgotten—role. This week’s “Keepers of Our Culture” continues our sneak preview of the upcoming Life in Pacific Grove: Deeper Connections. Throughout the summer, we’re featuring excerpts from the 22 special topic articles to be featured in volume two of the Life in Pacific Grove series. The authors are professional writers and talented amateurs who share a common belief that PG is the best place in the world to be a writer, the ideal place to live the literary life, the perfect Retreat for Writers. As a special bonus, Life in Pacific Grove: Deeper Connections will feature stunning color photography by Peter Mounteer. Our two guest columnists this week are Joyce Meuse, who shares memories of the hippie life in P.G. in the 1970s, and David Laws, with a look at computer pioneer Gary Kildall.
Keepers of our Culture Joyce Krieg and Patricia Hamilton
Joyce Meuse: ‘The most fun decade that I have experienced’
It was easy to identify our soul group of hippies, as we were similar by age, dress, food and values in the seventies. Long-haired guys, often with beards, and long-haired women in loose-fitting blouses and colorful skirts. Bras were optional. Although most in my circle were children of the middle class, mentally we embraced an idealistic, classless philosophy. We believed in equality and fairness. The military-industrial complex waging war in Vietnam was bad. Corporations were bad. Community was good. Sharing was valued. Support, love and affection for one another was indispensable. Being a part of something bigger was inspiring. Most of us were bonded through the wonderful music of the time. Crosby, Stills and Nash, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell and so many others spoke for us. That music still has the ability to transport me back in time to the wonderful days of being young. It really was the most fun decade that I have experienced. I’m glad I was there and often wish those times had continued. Some of the people I started out with in Pacific Grove who went back east have returned to the area and we have continued our friendships. Sandy, Carol, Wendy and I meet for coffee weekly at a local cof-
feeshop. Margot, who was my first landlady and old boss at Tillie Gort’s, now owns the Bookworks with her daughters. It is a popular spot for locals, tourists and a place for old friends to gather and feed our souls with conversations and shared memories. John McCleary looked at me recently and commented, “We’re all starting to look alike.” Scary thought. I hope we will continue to be here for each other through the years ahead. It comforts me to remember how lucky I am to have found my hometown, my paradise by the bay, Pacific Grove. David Laws: P.G. Computer Pioneer Gary Kildall Working in a tool shed behind his home at 781 Bayview Avenue, in mid-1974 Gary Kildall “loaded my CP/M program from paper tape to the diskette and ‘booted’ CP/M from the diskette, and up came the [asterisk] prompt: * This may have been one of the most exciting days of my life, except, of course, when I visited Niagara Falls,” he exclaimed, “We now had the power of an IBM S/370 [big mainframe computer] at our fingertips.” Articles such as “Upgraded CP/M floppy disc operating system now available,” published in the magazine Dr Dobbs’ Journal of Computer Calisthenics and Orthodontia in late 1976, generated a steady stream of customers. Each day (Gary’s wife) Dorothy walked to the Pacific Grove Post Office to pick up mail order checks for CP/M disks at $70 per copy. According to Kildall, “In the months that followed, the nature of the computer hobbyist became apparent … CP/M gradually gained popularity through a ‘grassroots’ effect.” CP/M became established as a standard OS and was offered by most early personal computer manufacturers, including pioneers Altair, Amstrad, Kaypro, and Osborne. With a special add-in card built by Microsoft, it also ran on the Apple II to enable popular applications such as Word Star that were originally written for CP/M. Microsoft licensed CP/M from DRI to re-sell with the card. In 1978 Dorothy and Gary purchased the house at
Tillie Gort’s restaurant was a popular gathering spot for the P.G. hippie crowd in the 1970s.
801 Lighthouse Avenue and converted the Victorian two-story residence into their company headquarters. By 1980 DRI had opened an engineering office at 734 Lighthouse Avenue, today occupied by the Carmel Pine Cone newspaper, employed more than 20 people and Fortune magazine reported that the company generated revenue of $3.5 million. The same article noted that Microsoft earned about the same total over the prior five years combined, some of these sales being derived from reselling CP/M licenses. By 1982 DRI disclosed annual sales in excess of $20 million and that “More than a million people are now using CP/M controlled systems.”
Life in Pacific Grove, Volume II, Is On the Way!
The first volume of “Life in Pacific Grove,” featuring true tales by residents and visitors, is available for purchase at the Pacific Grove Public Library and at Bookworks. The second edition will be coming out in October and will include longer essays with deeper connections by local authors, including Brad Herzog, Randy Reinstedt, Joyce Krieg, Diane Tyrrel, Chris Swainson, Jeff Whitmore, Joyce Meuse, Rebecca Riddell, Rudy Fischer, William Neish and others. Topics will cover city politics, hippie days, hootenanny, tai chi, the writing life, strong women and more. “Life in Pacific Grove” books are published by Keepers of Our Culture, an imprint of Park Place Publications, 591 Lighthouse Ave., #10, in P.G. To schedule a free consultation about writing and publishing, call Patricia Hamilton at 831/649-6640. Creative and dependable book services since 1982.
Gary Kildall founded Digital Research in Pacific Grove in the 1970s and is known as “The Father of PC Software.”
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Vistors’ center now open at Palo Corona Park
By Bob Silverman The Visitors” Center is now open at the entrance to the Palo Corona Park. There will be a formal opening on September 28 between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The park and visitors center is centered on the grounds of the former Rancho Canada Golf Course in Carmel Valley which closed earlier this year. The visitors center had a soft opening a short while ago. The center is very interesting and anyone that has an interest in local native and natural history of the area will certainly enjoy their visit. There are displays and information on the history of local native populations and their life along the Carmel River. There is a lot to be learned about mountain lions, steelhead trout and other wildlife still in the area. The displays are very well done and educational for people of all ages. The visitors center is but a small part of a much greater regional park. The printed material and park map state that “it stretches for nearly 7 miles in length across 4,800 sprawling acres” filled with a mix of animal and plant life. For more information look to the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park web site.
Clockwise from right: Native History On Display (© Bob Silverman 2018) Steelhead Trout Education (© Bob Silverman 2018) Entrance To Visitor’s Center (© Bob Silverman 2018) Top: Trails To The Park (© Bob Silverman 2018)
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When public notices reach the public, everyone benefits.
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Some officials want to move notices from newspapers to government-run websites, where they may not be easily found.
Let Community Zoning be your Guide This is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house.
When a city council and planning commission majority abandon basic principles of residential zoning they only create a sense of entitlement for those that would exploit residential neighborhoods. The recent lawsuits filed by out-of-town operators of short-term vacation rentals against the City of Pacific Grove has demonstrated this sense of entitlement. A city should never become dependent upon TOT revenue as a way to legitimize the commercialization of residential neighborhoods. Pacific Grove’s November ballot measure to limit short-term vacation rentals provides a democratic process for restoring the zoning rules that once protected Pacific Grove residents and neighborhoods. Don’t let the firestorm of misinformation and outrageous tales of financial doom and gloom be your guide. Let community zoning be your guide. Come November, please join me in voting YES to limit short-term vacation rentals. Thank you, Inge Lorentzen Daumer Pacific Grove
Keep Public Notices in Newspapers www.newsmediaalliance.org
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20181520 The following person is doing business as QUINTO CREEK DESIGNS, 37 Rancho San Carlos Road, Carmel, Monterey County, CA 93923: BARBARA DITMORE, 37 Rancho San Carlos Road, Carmel, CA, 93923. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 07/25/18. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 7/15/18. Signed: Barbara Ditmore. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/25/18
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20181514 The following person is doing business as MOUNTAIN MIKE'S PIZZA, 724 Abrego St., Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940 and 1116 Forest Ave. #B, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950: DHALIWAL RESTAURANTS, INC, 1205 Lincoln Ave. Pacific Grove, CA, 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 07/25/18. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Kanwalibir Kaur, President. This business is conducted by a corporation. Publication dates: 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17/18
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20181418 The following person is doing business as LIGHTHOUSE LAWN & GARDEN CARE, 708 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950: CARLOS CUELLAR, 708 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA, 93950 and JILL PERALTA-CUELLAR, 708 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA, 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 07/12/18. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 7/11/03. Signed: Carlos Cuellar. This business is conducted by a married couple.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20181515 The following person is doing business as MOUNTAIN MIKE'S PIZZA, 1116 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950: LADHER LLC, 1116 Forest Ave. B, Pacific Grove, CA, 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 07/25/18. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Kanwalibir Kaur, President. This business is conducted by a corporation. Publication dates: 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17/18
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20181438 The following person is doing business as CYPRESS CLEANERS, 230 Grand Avenue, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950: JKA INVESTMENT, 230 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, CA, 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 07/13/18. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 7/13/2018. Signed: Jin Jung, CEO. This business is conducted by a corporation. Publication dates: 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10/18
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Jameson’s Classic Motorcycle Museum Classic European and American Bikes & Sidecars & Scooters 1913-2000
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Letters to the Editor During Election Season
Dear Readers: Election season is upon us. The letters are coming in, endorsing and introducing candidates; presenting various sides of important issues which face us on the ballot. And not on the ballot. Cedar Street Times welcomes your letters on subjects of interest to the citizens of Pacific Grove as well as our readers elsewhere. We prefer that letters be on local topics. We love your letters, and we love your ads. Cedar Street Times is free for everyone but those of us who put it out, and your ads help us publish your letters. We'll even help you put your ad together...for free. Please call us for our reasonable rates and advertising parameters. We request that political advertising be paid for up front. Candidates' statements are limited to 200 words for the ballot. Consider it practice to keep your letters to the editor down to 200 to 500 words and will do our best to publish every one of them. We do reserve the right to edit letters for space constraints as well as grammar and spell-
ing, so please be concise. We may contact you to verify authenticity so your email address and/or telephone number must be included as well as your name and city of residence. Submittal of letters electronically by email is encouraged so that we don't have to retype them and the possibility for error goes down. We will not publish unsigned letters or letters which defame, slander or libel. Cedar Street Times is an adjudicated newspaper published weekly at 306 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Press deadline is Wednesday, noon. If your letter is sizable, please give us a call and let us know it's coming. Marge Ann Jameson, Editor/Publisher Phone 831-324-4742 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pacific Grove should adopt regulations that promote local control over cell towers Editor:
Our cell phones have brought one telecom company to Pacific Grove with plans to install an antenna and related equipment near our high school. More are certain to follow. The Federal Communications Commission has curbed the ability of state and local governments to have much say in the matter. Monterey is taking steps to change that. Pacific Grove should adopt regulations that promote local control. Bill Peake Pacific Grove
City Candidates: Eschew any “go along to get along” insider mentality
This past year, Pacific Grove joined the ranks of notorious cities like Bell, CA that had to be investigated by some form of grand jury for allegations of city mismanagement, lost money, sloppy or unprofessional management, or possible conflicts of interest. A grand jury report about PG government is not a bureaucratic abstraction, it is personally troubling. After living here on and off since 1977, I’ve worked hard to make PG my home. Now, this investigation into “America’s Last Home Town Government” makes me think that our hometown’s ethics or judgment may be as endangered as our butterflies. The City’s reply, offered to the City Council in the August 1, 2018 Council meeting, speaks for itself: legal quibbling, defiant, and talking past the Grand Jury’s concerns. When the grand jury calculated that we lost $101,402.47 dollars on Project Bella, the city claimed the loss was “under $40,000 and …within reason and appropriate for the scale of this project.” Really? In what city is it reasonable to lose $40,000 and call it “appropriate”? As we start into the election cycle, I urge prospective candidates, some of whom will be our new representatives, to have more backbone and to eschew any “go along to get along” insider mentality. Our Mayor and Council members must actively perform more timely and better oversight for future city projects than they did for Project Bella. Moreover, it is essential that our Council not only loyally supports city staff, but also diligently demands the highest professional standards of management --especially from the City Manager and senior staff. The only way to avoid more grand juries for PG’s government in the future is for the Council to go beyond lip service and slogans and actively stress best management practices habitually, to emphasize ethical conduct in all actions, and to remind city leaders of the importance of avoiding possibility of conflicts of interest for even the most incidental of professional contacts. Mark Brice Chakwin, Colonel, USA (Retired)
Can Pure Water Monterey Recycled Water Replace Cal Am’s Desal?
With Paul Sciuto, General Manager, Monterey One Water and Jonas Minton, Planning and Conservation League Tuesday Aug 14, 7pm MIIS, Irvine Auditorium 499 Pierce St., Monterey
If Cal Am fails, is there a ‘Plan B’? Many have speculated that Cal Am’s desal project will be delayed with litigation. Cal Am has done nothing to prepare for a litigation delay which could lead to rationing. Cal Am does not have a ‘Plan B’ for a new water supply to serve the Peninsula if their desal project fails. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) asked for options in case of such a situation. Cal Am did not respond. Monterey One Water did. This forum will provide an overview of the Pure Water Monterey Project. This groundwater replenishment project will create a new, sustainable water source for the Peninsula, diversifying and strengthening the region’s water supply. The project is already scheduled to produce 3,500 acre feet of purified recycled water annually for injection into the Seaside Groundwater Basin. Also discussed will be the important Phase 3 option developed by Monterey One Water to expand the project using an additional 2200 acre feet of reclaimed water. Many agencies and organizations have supported this option, including PWN. Cal Am has not. Could this option replace the need for Cal Am’s desal project? Both our guests are official intervenors in the CPUC proceeding for a new water supply. The presentation will cover the near term water supply and demand updates, and the long term options. Pure Water Monterey is a major part of the solution to our water problems. Find out how this recycled water is produced and how will it be used to meet our current water needs. PWN Forums are Free and Open to the Public.
PG: America’s Last Hometown? Really?
Our town seems to have a history of being overly restrictive and, after some time, reversing itself. In the late 1800s, Methodists chose Pacific Grove for their summer retreats. They pitched their tents, worshipped, and created a place of rest, peace and harmony. They also built a fence around their retreat, making it restrictive and exclusive. In the 1930s, shortly before she was elected mayor of our city, Dr. Julia Platt took an axe to that fence, opening up public access to the coastline. I’ve lived in and around Pacific Grove since 1959, when, at 21, I was choir director of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. It took another 30 years—1989—before I scraped enough money to buy a house here. Pacific Grove had hit some hard times. There were lots of shuttered stores. The town desperately needed more revenue and short stay rentals were allowed. So while I traveled, I rented my house legally to families who enjoyed their time here. It didn’t last. The town reversed itself when complaints from locals ended the permits to host short-term rentals. Not only did that measure exclude visiting families who could not afford two or three rooms at the inns & B&B’s, but also cut off a source of income for many of us who were struggling to make ends meet. “The Grove” had reverted to being exclusive and restrictive again.
Fast forward to 2010. Rules changed again, and short-term rentals (STRs) were once again permitted and helped grow the city’s failing economy. Folks bought property in PG and paid into the city’s coffers. These new owners took pride in and care of their investments. They had found what they were looking for: a good place bring up their children, start a small business, or retire. Once again, PG had become an inclusive community, peopled by newcomers from all parts of the world. My neighbors and friends are a testament to that: they hail from Thailand, Lebanon, India, Yemen, Syria, others of African, Japanese/Filipino descent, etc. There are also two well-maintained (STRs) on our street, which cause no issues for any of us. I myself don’t own an STR. At today’s prices, I couldn’t even afford to buy the home I live in. Haven’t we learned anything from the restrictive measures PG seems to take every few decades? Unless people with investment capital purchase and maintain their properties, the income to the city suffers. Potholes don’t get fixed. City employees lose their jobs. We let our parks die. The proposed ban on STRS is going to jeopardize our city’s budget by the millions. If there is room for new hotels & condos, why not (STRs)? Chris Station Pacific Grove
Stone outlines upcoming August legislation
The Fall recess is looming in Sacramento. Assemblymember Mark Stone has provided a synopsis of major legislative items which will come up in August. Ariana Smith of Stone’s office says, “Here are the remaining bills that I expect to be the most controversial/most interesting to the Monterey Bay area as they travel through the process:” AB 3066 Mobile Homes – A version of this measure barely passed the legislature and was vetoed last year, but the Governor’s veto message directed us to work with his department to send him an updated version this year. In short, the bill helps owners of individual mobile home units – many of whom are fixed income seniors – to get legal assistance for their most egregious complaints about violations perpetrated by owners of the mobilehome parks. Owners of mobilehome parks don’t like it because the current system works for them – that is, violations can only be resolved through costly litigation, which most owners of individual mobilehomes don’t have the time or resources to devote. If you’re interested in learning more, please let me know – I have a long list of some of the worst types of violations that aren’t currently being addressed, and there are thousands of owners of mobile home units who are passionate about getting their voices heard. AB 38 – Student Loan Servicer improvements – As you’ve probably been following, there have been dizzying recent changes to the duties of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which under the Obama administration aggressively went after some of the worst practices of student loan servicers. Even so, in 2016 Asm. Stone introduced and got signed into law the Student Loan Servicing Act to require the state Administration (specifically, the Department of Business Oversight) to place more stringent requirements on student loan servicers than the federal government was providing. With the change in federal administrations, this state protection became more important than ever for California student borrowers. AB 38 continues and updates the Student Loan Servicing Act to ensure that even as the federal government pulls back on its duties to protect student borrowers, at least California students will continue to be protected. The bill itself is pretty technical but I’m happy to have our primary staff and I get on the phone with you to discuss it further if you wish. AB 2421 Monarch Butterflies – I believe you’ve already covered this, so I won’t go on at length about this bill, but I wanted to be sure to let you know that we got millions of dollars in the state budget to fund the program to preserve and restore monarch and other pollinators’ habitats in the Central Valley and Central Coast. That said, the bill is currently held up in Senate Approps on the suspense file, and we never know what will come out when the time comes. AB 2849 Sierra Nevada protections -- It updates some important parts of the law for the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, particularly with respect to its protection and restoration of the Sierra watershed, which will be critical as the destruction of the wildfires in Yosemite and other Sierra Nevada locations is fully accounted for. And as you know, the health of the Sierra Nevada is critical for habitats, migrating wildlife, and water supplies across the state, not just within that particular region. Public Safety package – Asm. Stone has several public safety related bills. They include AB 2533, which improves access to basic needs like hygiene supplies and ends copayment requirements for indigent prisoners; AB 2313, which protects EBT cardholders from having their public assistance benefits stolen through phishing scams; and AB 2044, which prioritizes child safety in custody determinations.
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That was Then, This is Now...Again
I have lived on the Monterey Peninsula, consecutively almost 50 years and, after a 10-year absence, 10 years prior to that…I started visiting when I was about four. My mother and her brother were extremely close and when he settled here, and Mother moved out from Boston she spent many happy times in Pebble Beach. Everything has changed a great deal, but as is true of all development it is hard to recall how it was. I vividly remember Alvarado Street in the ’50s. From Franklin on it was (at least at night) somewhat of a cesspool; although the State Theater brought many hours of entertainment. But the lower part of the street housed some pretty run-down bars, the odors which ema-
Jane Roland Animal Tales Other Random Thoughts nated from them (or on the sidewalks) were not appealing. There was a jazz club at the end of the street where the Conference Center probably is today. Urban renewal in the ’60s brought many changes, including the tunnel and many of the edifices. The first brick house was once part of downtown and now is a highlight of Heritage Harbor. The
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Marriott Hotel on the corner of Pacific and Franklin was the San Carlos, bright pink as I recall. Many of the businessmen in town went there for coffee in the morning and drinks at night. We had a friend from Tucson who lived there for a couple of months every summer. As I drive home at night and pass the hotel on Pacific, I am amused at the color of the back. I don’t know what one would call it, but years ago Ardyce Handlerly who was an owner gave that shade the undignified name of “baby couldn’t help it.” She and her husband, Paul, came down to inspect their property planning to remodel. That color had been chosen for the outside, Ardyce put her foot down, no way was her hotel going to be puce. However, after an intense inspection it was discovered that the pipes and wiring were so old that the walls would need to be torn down. The Handlerys sold it, as I recall to Peter Coniglio who was representing the Sheraton, (another connection, Peter owned the house in which we live). Then it became the Mariott (or Sheriott as Sue Dewar called it) We knew the Handlerys well for several years. John was a mathematical genius and, as such, was urged by Mary Shaw and Jean Erman to start a domino tournament for the Symphony Guild. When we married, I was forced to learn the game (as I was to enjoy football) and continued for many years scoring, The Golden lasted 25 years. During that time John and I were asked to create tournaments for some Bay Area groups, one being the Leukemia Society. It was with this organization that we came to know Ardyce and Paul, as well as and Fran and Vic Gotti. Both couples entertained us. We stayed at the Handlery Inn on Union Square and dined often at Ernie’s owned by the Gottis who, often, would join us. Once when we were in The City we were discussing New York. Vic had no connection whatsoever with John Gotti, but they found that when they were visiting the Big Apple and made reservations at places such as The Twenty-One , their name went to the top of the list. My mother lived in Carmel Valley in a home provided by my uncle. It was a working ranch with wonderful amenities. There were cattle, horses, chickens
and, of course, many dogs – Mother and I brought cats. I lived in San Francisco, working for an advertising company, but came down here as often as possible. In the mid-’50s I moved down here and stayed for a couple of years. Part of the time I lived on Carpenter Street in Carmel. That little town has changed little in appearance. The biggest change is the Carmel Plaza which was once the movie theater which had a huge one-building apartment upstairs rented by one of my friends. The Golden Bough was a movie theater and there was another a couple of blocks away. Everything else is pretty much the same, except the wonderful mom and pop stores owned by our friends, such as Putnam and Raggett, Whitneys, Helen Dean, The Creamery, The Mediterranean Market and many similar are now corporate owned or house art ‘galleries” or souvenir shops. I once worked at the corner of Ocean and Dolores, doing PR work for a real estate group. I would go to the post office for mail at 10:00 AM and see everyone I knew. The same was true if we went shopping. During the summer there were funny-looking tourists but most of the time they were friends and neighbors. N00ow I go to the little town to the theater or an occasional meal. Parking is a nightmare and there are no familiar faces. Once when I was living in Carmel I went to a play at the Circle Theatre (yes, the same studio theater). After the performance we went to a party on San Antonio and Seventh in a house that is still there. Fifty years later I was playing bridge with Jane Ellen d’Avenas, part of my regular group. Her husband had been in the previously mentioned play “The Time of Your Life” and invited us to the party at the house owned at that time by him and Jane Ellen. I, for some reason, mentioned that night and said “the only thing I was sorry about is that I lost my Ronson cigarette lighter.” “Oh, was it gold and jeweled?” asked my hostess. When I responded she said, “Just a minute” She disappeared and shortly returned with the lighter. Squirrels bury their acorns in a tree trunk for future use….? I will write more of past memories in the future…and welcome input.. Jane Roland manages PacRep’s Neverland Benefit Shop a 1219 ForestSuite D. across from Safeway’s parking lot..she lives in Monterey with husband, John and pup,Annie, kitty, Toby -email@example.com , 649-0657.
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Come Sing With Me! Ever wish, or wonder what it might be like to sing? Ever curious what your voice might sound like, in song? Never thought you could ever sing, in public? Curious in considering the possibility?
By Katie Shain
that Bennett chose to take advantage of the opportunity to continue honing and For some there is singing in public and maintaining her personal vocal skills then there is “public performance” When with Carmel Bach Festival’s renowned it comes to public performance Nancy master of voice and song, David GorBennett, life long soprano, has pretty don. much been there, sung that and perBennett is no stranger to on stage, off formed it too! stage and back stage vocal theatrics. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orches- The range of firsthand experience tra chose Bennett as one of their printhat Bennett boasts covers a gamut of ciple soloists, as did the local Carmel gardens, garments and genres. Trained Bach Festival, and they did so for good by the best of the best in Los Angeles, reason. After touring Internationally and across the United States, followed by a European tour with her chorale ‘Panache,’ Bennett settled in Carmel with her husband in 1977. With Bennett holding a master’s degree in music and prior first hand Bach Festival experience it’s little wonder
Bennett has sung, conducted, directed, taught, coached and instructed throughout her impressive career, in and out of fine colleges and learning institutions. Currently Bennett, virtuoso of voice, music, song and art, teaches private lessons at Santa Catalina School and in her studio at home, which she has dedicatedly maintained over the past 16 years.
In addition to private lessons, Bennett has also been offering open group class sessions weekly on Saturdays for the past six years. These lessons cover music theory, technique, style, language, pronunciation and vocabulary, for the more ‘frail of heart.’ While it is true that some singers show up with innate talents, Bennett says, “Most fine voices are developed and trained into musical instruments.” Bennett designs her voice lessons to enable individual voices to provide maximum functionality for health and longevity throughout long lives and for the lucky few, fulfilling careers. As a result of Bennett’s experience, she knows what it takes to develop a voice free of “bad habits.” If you’re curious, interested and willing to show up, you can find ‘Nancy’ teaching her “drop-in” group session every Saturday at St. Timothy Church in Monterey at 52 Soledad Avenue, between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. The cost is $10.00. Call: 831 620-0425.
Bennett’s private time, aside from music, is invested in her precious “pets,” both live and painted. Bennett’s’ recent muse is writing a children’s book, one “inspired” by an adoring student; stay tuned, it’s in progress and too early to reveal any details. Various ensembles directed by Bennett include classical, jazz, barbershop, shaker, gospel and musical theater, performing on indoor and outdoor platforms from theaters, famous hotels and museums to churches.
Charles Dickens in America
At the end of his second American tour, Dickens reviews his life and work with special emphasis on his up-down-and-up relationship with the United States Devised and performed by Howard Burnham THE LITTLE HOUSE IN JEWEL PARK (Central and Grand, PG) Saturday, August 11, at 5:30 p.m. • $10 SPONSORED BY PACIFIC GROVE RECREATION DEPARTMENT
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Cedar Street Summit —Part 2
‘I do not feel brave. I feel pissed off.’ Understanding immigration, as we’ve said before, is easy: If you move from one place to another, you emigrate out and immigrate in. A summit means a meeting of minds to exchange ideas. This week’s summit features creative community member CeliaSue Hecht’s housing proposal. Summiteer Hecht is one of 500 homeless women who migrate around Monterey. As a practitioner of the creative crafts of writing and needlework, she exemplifies the meaning of Article 27 of the United Nations’ “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” which says: 1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. 2. Everyone has the right to to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author. CeliaSue, who has been homeless for about four years, is frustrated with non-profits she feels aren’t doing enough to help the women they serve. She suggests: Create a Community of Senior Women by CeliaSue Hecht I know there are caring people in this community AND creative solutions are crucial. Affordable housing needs to be created to actually house the 500 women here without homes. Like how about putting Tuff Sheds on land, or a lot for each one of us and charge us rent on a sliding scale basis? In other words, create an actual community of senior women. The need is DIRE as OUR lives are at stake every day. More bureaucracy and hoops to follow are a hindrance, not a solution. Frankly, we are sick and tired of being told to get rid of our dogs and/or told “we don’t do that (housing).” Life in a van CeliaSue lives in her van with her dog Cici. When possible, they drive to Nevada and CeliaSue rents a motel room for around $30 per night. The talented writer/editor/ blogger with more than three decades of professional experience supplements her $600+ monthly Social Security with freelance work. CeliaSue says: “I am often in pain, my feet hurt a lot from sleeping in the car. . .three weeks out of a month is cruel. A dear friend says I am brave. I do not feel brave, I feel pissed off!” CeliaSue writes brilliantly and crochets eye-candy-cute petwear. Order early for Christmas. Phone: 702-225-8206 Bio: https://cshechtwriter.journoportfolio. com/ Inspiration: https://silverliningsandgraymatters.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/retrieve-your-power/ Sweaters: https://silverliningsandgraymatters. wordpress.com/2018/07/11/fake-fur-for-furryfriends/ Only in America Summiteer Harold E. Grice, author of “The Houseless Hussies,” shares this American international amalgamism essay by Anonymous “He drove his German-made car of Swedish steel, and interior of Argentine leather, to a gasoline station, where he filled his tank with gasoline made with Arab oil shipped in a Liberian tanker. . . At home, he dropped his Moroccan briefcase, hung up his Scottish wool tweed coat, removed his Egyptian cotton shirt and Italian shoes, then donned a Hong Kong robe and slippers from Taiwan. . . he poured hot Brazilian coffee into an English china mug, and laced the brew with a dollop of Canadian whisky.
Wanda Sue Parrott
Homeless in Paradise
Shortly, he set a Mexican placemat on an Irish linen tablecloth atop a Danish table varnished with linseed oil from India. Then he filled his Austrian pipe with Turkish tobacco, lit it, and picked up a Japanese ballpoint pen with which he wrote a letter to his Congressman, demanding to know why the United States has an unfavorable balance of trade.” Disadvantages of Being Homeless by Summiteer Dave LaRoche, San Jose, California (reprinted from Facebook) No lawn to mow or water or fertilize. No house to maintain--plumbing and paint. No mortgage to pay or landlord with whom to trade complaints. No neighbors to disdain or keep up with. No property taxes to pay, or insurance. No trash day, which costs whether or not you have it out. No PGE, water or cable bills. No pets, likely, or veterinary bills. No household vermin to eradicate. No district meetings dealing with assessments to attend. No assessments. And the biggest loss by far over being homeless: No reason to be overly concerned over earthquakes. My heart goes out. The homeless are denied those pleasures of life that come with the gift of address and zip. That’s why I always stop to share some of the pittance remaining after enjoying the bounties of home. “Sorry, sir, a dollar is all that I have left. New Neighborhood Housing Fund for Monterey (NHFM) announced See next week’s column for details, or contact Timothy Barrett, Monterey City Councilmember, at 831-277-9505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . No neighbors to disdain or keep up with No property taxes to pay, or insurance No trash day, which cost whether or not you have it out No PGE, water or cable bills No pets, likely, or veterinary bills No household vermin to eradicate No district meetings dealing with assessments to attend No assessments And the biggest loss by far over being homeless, No reason to be overly concerned over
earthquakes. . No neighbors to disdain or keep up with No property taxes to pay, or insurance No trash day, which cost whether or not you have it out No PGE, water or cable bills No pets, likely, or veterinary bills No household vermin to eradicate No district meetings dealing with assessments to attend No assessments And the biggest loss by far over being homeless, No reason to be overly concerned over earthquakes. My heart goes out. The homeless are denied those pleasures of life that come with the gift of address and zip. That’s why, l always stop to share some of the pittance remaining after enjoying the bounties of home - “Sorry sir, a dollar is all that I have.” Contact email@example.com or call 831-899-5887
CeliaSue Hecht, writer and crochet artist Who creates customized fake fur for four-legged friends
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Happy Hour at Montrio Bistro in Monterey Sally Baho Post Cards from the Kitchen Pacific Grove
One of my favorite restaurants in the area is Montrio. Montrio isn’t open for lunch and as I’ve said before, I’m not a huge dinner or late-night eater. So, I go to Happy Hour! Montrio has my favorite Happy Hour on the peninsula. Happy Hour is every day from 4:30-6:30pm in the bar area and on the patio. You can get a glass of wine for $5, beer on tap—which happens to be a few local rotating beers—for $5.50, well drinks for $5.00, and their “lovely libations” and Montrio Margaritas for $6.50. My favorite of their lovely libations is the “Bird is the Word,” a gin cocktail with a delicious brandied cherry tucked in a thin slice of lime. Montrio is a Monterey “must try” for those swinging through and a staple for many in the area who have been exposed to Anthony’s craft cocktails. Anthony is the award-winning bartender who is dedicated to his trade and constantly researching, developing, and improving the bar at Montrio. There’s a retired couple who I see there all the time. Once I struck up a conversation with them and they told me they schedule all their doctors’ appointments around 2pm in order to make Happy Hour at Montrio. I love people who know what they love and seek it out. They live their interests rather than just talking about them. The “high spirits snacks” on the happy hour menu range from blistered peppers which are excellent but be careful for the spicy one or ones. In Spain, the person who gets the spicy pepper from the platter is responsible for picking up the tab. I have yet to make this a common practice in California but I’ll keep trying. The daily soup is always changing, I had a Southwestern beef stew the other day that
was just fantastic, hearty and just the right amount of food. There’s oatmeal crusted brie, house cut fries, and a classic Caesar. But my favorite food item on the Happy Hour menu is the sautéed mushrooms over griddled polenta. There are big shavings of parmesan cheese on top that are sweating from the heat and the flavor is very unique—loads of warm, tender mushrooms over slightly caramelized polenta. Chef Tony Baker’s menu is excellent and he is famous for his 48-hour bacon. From the dinner menu, I really enjoy the scallops over quinoa as well as The Ultimate
American Burger, if you go for the burger, be sure to add a fried egg! As soon as you order, the waiter will bring you a chunk of hot bread cut almost all the way through into slices…if you want it. This is served with olive oil and vinegar unless you ask for butter like I do. Montrio itself sits in the building originally occupied by Monterey’s first firehouse which was built in 1910. The décor is fitting to the building’s former occupants—there’s an old copper fire extinguisher on the bar, for example. If you look closely, the front façade is brick, the green and glass doors fill the space of the old garage doors, and you can tell from the vaulted ceilings in the dining room that firetrucks used to live there. While dining, you may hear a bell ring in the kitchen followed by hooting and hollering and cheering. Well, you can add a six-pack of beer to your bill for $6
for the kitchen staff. Every time someone does this, the kitchen staff is notified and there’s a mini celebration in anticipation of the night ahead…when they’re all off.
61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Tickets On Sale Now Headliners Include Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones with Brian Blade & Chris Thomas, Jon Batiste with the DapKings, Dianne Reeves, Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with Lucinda Williams, and Many Others . MJF Presents Tributes to Geri Allen, Ray Brown, and Michael Brecker Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 21-23 are on sale now, and can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival. org or by calling 888.248.6499. The Festival will feature nearly 140 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, educational events, conversations, films, and exhibits on eight stages, for 30 hours of live music spanning two days and three nights, accompanied by an array of 75 vendors selling international cuisine and merchandise on the oak-studded 20 acres of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.
Artichoke fritters, mushroom polenta, soup, scallop crudo, and bread at Montrio's Happy Hour
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