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In This Issue

Kiosk Extended Hours at Pacific Grove Library 2-7PM Mondays Sat., Sep. 28

Fiesta del Perro Robert Down Sch. 11 AM-4 PM, Free 649-0657 •

Sat. Sept. 28

Photographer Richard Garrod PG Art Center 568 Lighthouse Ave. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Free •

Learn Japanese - Page 5

Carmel Film Festival - Pages 9

Blessing the Sanctuary - Page 21

Pacific Grove’s

Sat., Sep. 28

Big Gospel Concert 1st Presbyterian Church Salinas, 5-7:30 PM Free •


Sat. Sep. 28

Sons of Norway Mtg. Monterey Library 2 PM, Free 373-8316 •

Mon. Sep. 30

Literary Circle Mtg. Monterey Library 6:30 PM, Free 646-3949 •

Sept. 20-26, 2013

Your Community NEWSpaper

Vol. VI, Issue 1

Sum of The Parts

Tue., Oct. 1-Nov. 5 Collage Classics Scholze Park Ctr. 1-3 PM, $50/$65 646-3878 •

Wed., Oct. 2

Children’s author Deborah Lee Rose Grades K-2 Pacific Grove Library, 550 Central Ave. 3:45 PM 648-5760 •

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 4-6 Jeffers Festival Carmel Locations 5-7 PM, Fri., $20 8:45 AM, Sat., $60 9 AM, Sun., Free 624-1813 •

Sat., Oct. 5

Peter Nichols found art under the hoods of vehicles at the recent Cherry’s Jubilee Shown & Shine in downtown Pacific Grove.

Butterfly Parade on Pine Ave. 10:30 AM, Free (541)285-5891 •

Sat., Oct. 5

Butterfly Bazaar Robt. Down School 11 AM-2 PM, Free Admission (541)285-589 •

Sat. Oct. 5

Seaside High Class of 1973 40th Reunion Saturday 5:30- 10:30 pm Monterey Marriott Hotel San Carlos Ballroom Mary (Gonsalves) Francis 408-672-0803 •

Sat., Oct. 5

“3 Dimensions” Recep. Carmel Art Assn. 5-7 PM, Free 624-6176 •

Sun., Oct. 6

SPCA Wild Celebration Holman Ranch 2-5:30 PM, $75/$85 264-5403 •

Inside Animal Tales & Random Thoughts..... 12 Ben Alexander Golf.......................... 13 Finance.............................................. 9 Legal Notices...................................... 8 Marriage Can Be Funny.................... 10 Otter Views....................................... 12 Peeps.................................................. 8 Performance Review........................... 3 Seniors............................................. 11 Skillshots Cartoon............................... 2

Local Water Projects Proceeding on Schedule Recycled water will be ‘more than we’re paying, but less than

Sarah Hardgrave, Environmental Programs Manager, reported to the Pacific Grove City Council that the local water projects that the City is pursuing are proceeding on schedule. Having been working with Brezak & Assoc. on the project, she says that a completed facilities planning report is due in October (next month). Part of the planning report is to incude an analysis of overall market demand, beyond the City’s originally conceptualized golf links and cemetery needs. The report will include other areas in the city that could benefit from recycled, non-potable water. The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District grant has been approved, she says, alleviating some of the expense on the City coffers of pursuing the project. A cost estimate will also come in October, with a comprehensive update by the first City Council meeting in November. City Attorney David Laredo also reported that the administrative law judge overseeing the entire Peninsula project has been changed, due to the departure of SLJ Weatherford. ALJ Angela Menkin has replaced him. She is familiar with the project, having returned to it after a period of months, but Laredo says she has a number of questions. A number of changes have been made in the interim. Financing, securitization, overall water de-

A cost estimate will also come in October, with a comprehensive update by the first City Council meeting in November. mand and in particular the Pacific Grove Small Water Projects are among her concerns. She is asking, for example, how the Pacific Grove Project affect sthe size of the overall project. “Public participation hearings will not be set until we have Cal-Am’s proposed rate structure,” he said, which will probably be January or February 2015. City Manager Tom Frutchey said that sewer water, dry weather flows and storm water that will be treated at the local water project and used for the local needs does affect flow to sewer treatment plant and that is a concern to farmers in the Salinas Valley who perceive that this is their water. “How much will this cost?” asked a councilmember. “It will cost more than it does now but less than desalinated water,” said Frutchey.


Times • September 27, 2013 October Flycasters Meeting

Emi’s Open

Monterey Peninsula Flycasters will hold their monthly meeting (normally held the second Tuesday of the month) at the Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl St., Monterey, on Tues., Oct, 8. There will be a fly casting clinic at 6 p.m., with a meeting at 7 p.m. There will be a program on ‘Steelhead Fishing on the Trinity River,’ a ‘Sacramento River Fishing Trip,’ and a briefing on the new local Trout Unlimited Chapter (by Geoff Malloway, Central Coast Fly Fishing) and fly tying demo. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Gift shop holds butterfly coloring contest

Butterfly, Pacific Grove’s newest home and garden gift shop, is celebrating the Monarch’s return by hosting the Monarch Coloring Contest for children in grades K-5. Entries can be picked up at the shop or be downloaded at The Chamber of Commerce Event section at Colored entries can be returned to the shop by October 1 by 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded October 4 at 4 p.m. Contestants need not be present to win. Butterfly store hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11-4 or when the flag is out. The store is located at 207 A16th Street. For more information call Amy at 402-3011. New on Forest: Emi’s Biscotteria celebrated a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 25, with City and Chamber of Commerce officials in attendance. The biscotteria offers Italian-style baked goods from their petite premises at 206 Forest Ave, in Pacific Grove. Their phone number is (831) 238-4721.

Now Hiring

Over two mornings, volunteer interviewers from the community participated in mock employment interviews with seniors at Pacific Grove High School. the students prepared resumes stating a real or imagined job objective and were interviewed and then advised on interview techniques. The exercise is an annual event for Karinne Gordon’s english class. Above, an interviewer tells about herself and her company. Photo by David Concepcion.

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Week ending 08-22913................................. .03 Total for the season....................................... .34 To date last year (04-20-12)....................... 10.86 Historical average to this date..................... .35 Wettest year............................................................ 47.15 during rain year 07-01-97 through 06-30-98 Driest year................................................................. 9.87 during rain year 07-01-75 through 06-30-76

This event hosts fine local arts & crafts, food, silent auction and live music. Historic Chautauqua Hall Corner of Central Ave. & 16th St., Pacific Grove For more info: (831) 655-9775

This festival is sponsored by The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove and Artisana Gallery

September 27, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

Times • Page 3

Laura Emerson Yolanda Shea

Born November 8, 1924 Died September 21 2013 Long time resident of Pacific Grove, died peacefully in her home surrounded by family and friends. A celebration of her life will be held in Washington Park, Pacific Grove, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6. Food and refreshments are welcomed. For further info, call Peter at 415 310-9622

Gospel Community Choir featured in free concert

The Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir will perform in concert on Saturday, September 28 at the First Presbyterian Church at 1044 S. Main Street in Salinas. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with live instrumental music. The choir will be directed by founder John L. Nash Jr. The vocal program will be offered between 5-7:30 p.m. and will also feature several other performers, including the Edwin Hawkins Community in Praise Choir, Terrance Kelly and the Oakland Interfaith Choir, composer John Wineglass and saxophonist Patt Casion. General admission is free with priority seating for ticketed donors. The concert is an observation of National Gospel Heritage Month, and is presented with support from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors Arts Council and the Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop. For more information visit

Bob The Iguana Is Missing

From Catherine Flatley, 13th Street: “Bob, our beloved 4-foot iguana, decided to go on a road trip without our permission on Sunday, when the weather was so wonderful. While he can usually be trusted to hang out in the rose tree next to our house all afternoon, Sunday’s weather got the best of him and he took a ‘walkabout.’” She says he has been their pet for many years and they are truly saddened. Bob loves the sun, and high places. He is greenish brown and blends in well with trees and bushes. If you see him, please call Animal Control at 831-648-3143

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Cop log

09/14/13 – 09/20/13

[TOO MANY] Incidents involving vehicles, vandals, thieves and bad drivers Driver pulled out of their driveway on 16th St. and struck a parked vehicle. There was another report of a vehicle colliding with a parked car on 16th St. Theft reported of unknown items from vehicle on Forest Ave, no suspect information. The signs along Ocean View Blvd. said “No Parking / Tow Away Zone” but a vehicle parked there anyway. You’ll never guess what happened. The party reported that items had been stolen from his unlocked vehicle on Gibson Ave. Another party reported registration and other papers were stolen from their unlocked vehicle on 12th St. Ummmm... Subject on Pine Ave. reported a past-tense hit and run to her vehicle, although she isn’t sure where or when the collision occurred. Subjects were involved in a fender bender collision on Pine Ave. Theft of a vehicle license plate on Central Ave. An electrical handicap cart was stolen during the night on Lighthouse Ave. and last seen being used inside a store by an adult female. A wallet was stolen from inside an unlocked vehicle on Evans Ave. The subject admitted to talking on her cell phone when she 2turned her car too fast and collided with a boulder. The subject passed a vehicle on Forest Ave. to turn into a street; but as the subject was turning, so did the car they’d passed – in the same direction and into the same street. The victim reported that a number of items were stolen from her unlocked vehicle which was parked on Willow Ave. in front of her residence. A past-tense report was filed of a vehicle collision involving property damage on 18th St. A male was reported to be hitting vehicles on 2nd Ave. with a broom handle. Later that same day, there was a report of two vehicle windows having been broken out on Carmel Ave. in the area where the suspect was seen hitting vehicles with a stick.

Deer hitchhiker changes its mind

Reporting party stated she was driving northbound in her convertible on Grove Acre Ave. when her vehicle collided with a deer, shattering the passenger side headlight. The impact flipped the deer into the back seat where the driver could hear it still breathing. Unsure of the deer’s next move, the driver slammed on the brakes and exited her vehicle, only to discover that the deer that had fled the scene.

Graffiti not welcome here

Graffiti was discovered on the rear of an apartment building on Moreland Ave.

Doing the right thing

The attorney for the estate of a deceased person turned in the decedent’s revolver which was clear in the NCIC firearms system, then cleared of ammunition and secured in a gun evidence box pending destruction.

Not the best sales pitch

So the reporting party gets a phone call from someone representing a business offering lower rates on credit card debts. When the representative did not answer questions about the business’s legitimacy, he was told the call was probably a scam, whereupon the representative became upset and said he did not make enough money to be called a scammer, then hung up. A couple minutes later the representative called again, this time threatening murder. The phone number was traced to Florida.

Lost and found

A wallet was found on Pine Ave. Party reports losing a wallet on Pine Ave. [same day as a wallet was found on Pine Ave. Do you think?] A camera was found near Crespi Pond. A wallet reported lost on August 7, 2012 was found in the bushes at Lighthouse Ave. & 13th; the money was missing. The subject reported losing a thick gold ring set with a white opal. She paints along the Peninsula and thinks she lost the ring between August and mid-September. After removing and folding his SUV car cover, the (obviously distracted) reporting party placed it on top of his vehicle, then drove away. He backtracked, but was unable to locate the cover that is stenciled with his vehicle’s license plate number.

Okay, let me see if I got this straight

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The subject came to the police station to report that his wallet had been stolen and while he was waiting for an officer, he also reported the loss of his cell phone. It was while he was looking for his cell phone that suspects took his wallet. He believes his cell phone was lost on the rock outcropping area of Lovers Point. (The next day) the subject reported dropping his cell phone into the water and went to look for it, and when he returned to where he was hanging out, his wallet was gone. He does not know if he lost the wallet or if it was stolen as there were young people in the area. There was nothing of value in the wallet.

Bullies at large

The victim was walking home from school on Arkwright Ct. when he was confronted by an older student who pushed and threatened him. Three students were walking home from school when they were approached by the suspect who confronted one of the students and knocked him off his skateboard.

Attempted fraud

The party reported that after inquiring about an online job, she received a check that her bank said was fraudulent. After reading about a check fraud case involving a Pacific Grove resident, another resident on Pine Ave. reported that she had also been a victim of the same company.

Incidents involving substance abuse

An intoxicated male, passed out on a park bench on Central Ave. with an empty vodka bottle nearby, was transported to CHOMP after being unable to answer questions or provide his own name. Marc Jones of Shafter Ave. was booked for driving under the influence.

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The reporting party was asleep when he heard someone inside his residence on Asilomar Ave. The suspect fled with stolen items and was not located.

Just one complaint of a barking dog?

Dog owner on Sinex Ave. was advised of ways to keep their dog quiet while unattended.


Times • September 27, 2013

Jon Guthrie High Hats & Parasols Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding.

Main line

Vocational Ed for the Grove Something new and unique is being considered for the Grove. It’s called Vocational Education Training. The focus of the school, which would be open to all children of the Peninsula, is not the three “R’s”, but how to function in a skill designed for a lifetime of earning. Many consider this a pressing need here in this area of limited jobs. The school would be patterned after that of Columbus, Ohio, which was formed to serve the needs of the industrial mills in and around Columbus. The hours of that school are 8 to 11 and 1 to 3:30. The lengthy noon intermission is to allow students the opportunity to deliver lunches to parents working in the mills, as most of them are, which gives rise to the nickname “dinner toters school” rather than the official Columbus Industrial School. The curriculum also includes woodworking, metalworking and, for the girls, chicken raising, basketry, sewing, and cooking. The United States Bureau of Education has approved the school and vouchsafes its ends and accomplishments, with one hesitation. Matriculation rates. The school graduates less than 1% of its entering enrollment. As soon as the kids learn they can earn a few dollars each week, they drop out and hire on at the mills. Some think there is an answer: a legally set, minimum age limit for hiring young people. Such a law, however, would be a hard sell among parents who covet their children’s earnings. The school is only part of a carefully-developed system of industrial training that is designed to reach the needs of the entire student population. Should we strive for less here in the west? 1

Collage Classics class begins Oct. 1

Catie O’Leary will present Collage Classics on Tuesdays, from October 1-November 5, at 1-3 p.m. The program is a series of creative projects using images from magazines, books and miscellaneous papers, odd juxtapositions with

the familiar but unexpected. It is open to all levels. The group will meet at Scholze Park Center at 280 Dickman Avenue in Monterey. The cost is $50 for residents and $65 for non-residents. Call 646-3878 for more information.

Sons of Norway to discuss Norwegian woodcarving Valerie England will speak on Norwegian woodcarving at the Sons of Norway meeting on Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m. at the Monterey Public Library. The meeting is free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served. England was a student of master carver Alex Zeller and holds a master’s degree in fine arts and sculpture. Call 373-8316 for more information.

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China vs. Japan

The friction between China and Japan continues. Now, according to Japanese newspapers, more than one hundred Chinese assassins have been dispatched to murder Dr. Sun Yat Ben, Huang Sing, and other revolutionary fugitives hiding in Japan. Provisional President Shuan Kai is the alleged source of the problem. Chinese and Japanese people living in our area are remaining silent about the altercations.

L.D.E.S. President Avila visits Council

J. H. Avila of Modesto, Supreme President of the L.D.E.S., visited our town council this week. This was considered an official visit, and the visit proved enjoyable, both for the local leaders and for the distinguished visitor. President Avila addressed the supervisors, telling them of the excellent progress of L.D.E.S. throughout the state in community affairs, and its efforts to assist the families of deceased members. Avila’s remarks were well taken and the occasion was certainly enjoyed by all. 2

Crop Moving Coins

Secretary of Agriculture McAdoo announced a federal appropriation of $50,000,000 to be deposited by the government in national banks of the west and south (including California) to facilitate the marketing and moving of crops. The west is slated to receive $34,700,000. The money is to be split between banks in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. The money is being treated as a loan and is expected to be repaid to the treasury in monthly installments. The cash is to be distributed locally to facilitate the advertising of crops and the movement of crops from one area to another.

Ship to pass

The first U. S. ship to pass through the Panama Canal is scheduled to depart in October of this year. United States publicist lieutenant A. W. Wilson wrote: “The oceans will be joined forever that day.” The canal is expected to be ready for the rest of the world within thirty days of the first sailing. The canal’s fortifications will not be installed until after the opening.

Side track (tidbits from here and there)

• Miss Alice Neighbors left this week for Berkeley, where she plans to attend college. • A testament: “I was attacked by dysentery about July 15, and used this doctor’s medication and other remedies with no relief, only getting worse all the time. I was unable to do an hour’s work and my weight dropped from 145 pounds to 135 pounds. I had suffered for more than a month when I was advised to try Chamberlain’s Chloric, Cholera, and Diarrhea Remedy. I used two bottles of it and it soon enough gave me permanent relief.” Written by B. W. Hill. For sale by all dealers. 3 • Master J. L. Lawton departed for the Philippines where he will perform as a missionary. • The Reverend Mr. G. Marshall spoke to the congregation at St. Mary’s, Sunday past. His topic was “Truth and Lies”.

And the cost is...

• Do you have trouble with your feet, like emptying the room of people each time you remove your shoes? Well, fret no longer. Rexall has developed a solution. Rexall Foot Powder. Freshens and refreshes. 35₵ a tin at your local drug store. • Fall dresses for women starting at $15. The Lace House. Come in and try one on. • Currow & Currow Grocers offers the freshest foods. This week only. Peaches, $1.55 for an entire flat.

Author’s notes...

1 A separate campus for industrial training in Pacific Grove? Vocational classes were incorporated into the standard curriculum, however. 2 What does L.D.E.S. stand for? No clue was given. 3 Without a food and drug administration to ride shotgun, unscrupulous marketers could claim whatever best struck their purses.

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

146 8th Street, 831-655-4160

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

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

September 27, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

Times • Page 5

Arts & Events

Up and Coming Lee Brady Offers Writing Workshop

New Conversational Japanese Class Offered at Pacific Grove Adult School

The Creative Writing Workshop, a six-week course taught by SF playwright/ critic/actor Lee Brady, welcomes new and experienced writers of fiction, non fiction, poetry and playwriting ) at the Sally Griffin Center (700 Jewell, Pacific Grove). The workshop runs from Oct. 10 to Nov. 14, 2013. This six week workshop will include exercises in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and playwriting and writers will share their readings and receive critical responses from the instructor and from their fellow students. Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. Contact (831 869-0860) or    Kathryn Kress at  MPC’s Older Adult program  kkress@  (831 646-4058) with questions. The workshop is free for all ages.

Yoriko Hongo

A new fun and educational Japanese culture and language class is now offered at Pacific Grove Adult Education. Instructor Yoriko Hongo is a native speaker, born and raised in Kyoto Japan. She is also a musician and dancer. She will use activities, games, music and dance, and cultural lessons to explore, examine, and experience the language and culture from the land of Hello Kitty, Godzilla, Sushi, Kurosawa movie, and Anime. “Emphasis will be n conversation,” says Hongo. There will be writing, too, and depending on the progress of the class, the writing will include hiragana and delve into kanji. “Prior knowledge of Japanese is not required but your curiosity and adventurous spirit are needed,” she said. Projects will be used to reinforce language lessons. Yoriko Hongo has a degree in Japanese from CSUMB and attends workshops at Monterey Bay World Language Project where new ways of teaching language are explored. The course will begin on November 6, 2013 and continue through December 18. Iºt will meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Adult School, 1025 Lighthouse Avenue. To register for the class, or any of the other classes offered at the Adult School, you may go online at or register by phone at 646-6580.

20th Annual Wild Celebration Benefits SPCA’s Wildlife Center

The SPCA for Monterey County will hold its 20th annual Wild Celebration on Sunday, October 6 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Holman Ranch located at 60 Holman Road just east of Carmel Valley Village. Gourmet food, fine wine and a wide variety of silent and live auction items will be featured, all to support The SPCA’s Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, the only center of its kind in Monterey County. The event features the dramatic release of rehabilitated great horned owls rescued as orphaned nestlings earlier this year by the SPCA Wildlife Center. The winning bidder receives the once in a lifetime chance to release the rescued owl for its first flight into freedom. Everyone wins as the entire audience gets to witness this heartwarming event. Event admission is $75 per person in advance and $85 per person at the door. Visit to purchase tickets or pre-bid on many auction items. For more information, please call 264-5403. All proceeds support the ongoing injured and orphaned wildlife rescue and rehabilitation services provided by the SPCA. The SPCA for Monterey County is a nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. It is not a chapter of any other agency and does not have a parent orga-

nization. It shelters homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provides humane education services to the community. The SPCA Wildlife Center’s professional staff operates under permits from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the US Fish and Wildlife Service and rescues more than 2,600 wild animals every year.

Men’s & Kids’ Cuts


Awards Offered for Place-Based Paintings

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History announces six place-based awards to be given to artists juried into the exhibition “Central Coast Landscapes: Celebrating Nature in Painting.” The exhibition opens Nov 9, 2013 and closes April 5, 2014. Artists from Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, and San Luis Obispo Counties are invited to submit landscape paintings for the exhibition at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Paintings must depict an actual, natural landscape from one of the four counties. Along with first, second, and third-places, awards will be given for paintings that best represent the locations chosen by sponsoring organizations. Jurors will select all winners. Sponsoring organizations for the awards include Aramark, Big Sur Land Trust, Bureau of Land Management, California State Parks Monterey District, California State Parks Foundation, Elkhorn Slough Foundation, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary—NOAA, and the Point Lobos Foundation. Awards will be announced at the Opening Reception on Nov. 9, 2013. Information for both artists and attendees is available at


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Point Pinos  Lighthouse  &  Grounds  Tour

Tour recent  renova,ons  and  new  outbuildings  under  construc,on

El Carmelo  Cemetery  Tour Open  House  at  Li;le  Chapel-­‐by-­‐the-­‐Sea

“Lighthouse Luncheon”  and  Silent  AucCon

Pt. Pinos  Grill  Noon-­‐3  PM        Lunch  is  $15  w/Tour  Ticket

“ArCsts in  Chautauqua”  

& Anaplasma Call for full details and schedule your appointment

Showcasing local  arts,  craDs,  food,  and  culture.  (Free  Admission)

OFFICE HOURS: M-F 7:30-6:00 SAT 8:00-5:00 SUN Closed

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Important No,ce:  Historic  proper,es  may  not  be  accessible  to  all.  For  access  needs,  call  (831)  372-­‐2898


Times • September 27, 2013

Arts & Events

Up and Coming Monterey History Fest Oct. 12-13

October 12-13 is Monterey’s History Fest or annual “history open house.” The weekend is full of activities to explore local history. Visit historic buildings and sites, join the “treasure a hunt for history” by following the path of clever clues, take one of the guided tours to some of California’s most historic places, attend the Constitutional Convention reenactment, visit a Civil War encampment with cannon musket firing demonstrations and a horse drawn ambulance. All are part of the free activities during Historic Monterey’s annual History Fest spread out from Custom House Plaza and Fisherman’s Wharf to Colton Hall, Lower Presidio Historic Park and more . For more information, call (831) 402-0298 or visit Saturday highlights include: Van Tour of Defense Language Institute Royal Presidio Chapel tour with archeologist Reuben Mendoza Treasure Hunt for History & Children’s Concert starting from Stevenson House Walking tour of Monterey State Historic Parks buildings Mirth ‘O Matics Improv group Walking tour of Lower Presidio Historic Park Civil War encampment at the Lower Presidio Park 1st New York Volunteer Regiment at Custom House Plaza Sunday highlights include: Tours of Ed Ricketts Lab Constitutional Convention Reenactment Civil War Encampment at the Lower Presidio Park Open buildings include: Custom House Pacific House Colton Hall The Old Jail Presidio Museum Museum of Monterey Casa Serano (Saturday only) Stevenson House (Saturday only) Ed Ricketts Lab (Pacific Biolgoical Lab) Sunday only for tours

Columbus Day Festival Set for Old Fisherman’s Wharf Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association will hold a special “Everything Italian! Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf Columbus Day Weekend Celebration” event on Sat., Oct. 12 and Sun., Oct. 13. The public is invited to join Christopher Columbus, Queen Isabella and the Knights of Columbus in the celebration of Monterey’s Italian heritage on Fisherman’s Wharf at the first ever Columbus Day weekend event. Admission and many events are free. The “Everything Italian! Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf Columbus Day Weekend Celebration” will highlight special Italian dishes featured at the many Wharf restaurants in honor of the holiday. There will be many fun family activities, including special “guests” from history, local performers and entertainment, live music, and more. Experience a “voyage” on the seas with one of the Wharf’s Whale Watching boats, deep sea fishing boats, sailboats or the Little Mermaid Glass Bottom boat. Plan your visit to the City of Monterey’s nearby historical sites that weekend, including walking and bus tours and live battles, all open to the public for this special celebration. For more information: or 831-238-0777 or info@  

Schedule of Activities:

Saturday (October 12, 2013) and Sunday (October 13, 2013):

11:00 am – 5:00 pm Finger Pier Activities: Bocce Ball, Italian Card Games, Face Painting, Cannoli-making and other Italian cuisine cooking demonstrations, Coastie the Tug Boat and Water Safety, plus Historical Figures will also appear. 11:00 am & 1:00 pm: Special Knights of Columbus Parade featuring the Knights of Columbus, Queen Isabella & her Court, Christopher Columbus, Tarantella Dancers and local musicians 11:00 am – 5:00 pm: Italian Music on the Wharf featuring local Italian musicians, Italian Bites: $3-$5 Delicious Authentic Italian Bite dishes (available

Church holds Blessing of the Animals Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 301 Corral de Tierra Road, Salinas, will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals following the 9:10 a.m. and 10 a.m. services on Sunday, October 6. Call 372-8459 for more information.



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in participating restaurants), and a Columbus Day Grape Crush. Welcome/Information Table at the head of the Wharf: Begin your Monterey visit at the head of the Wharf for History Fest and Columbus event information, receive Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf VIP discount Cards and a map of the historical sites open free to the public, schedule of tours, live battles near the Wharf and at the Presidio, and information of the historical treasure hunt, and more. Sunday (October 13, 2013):  11:00 am – 5:00 pm:  In addition to the above activities, Sunday will also spotlight several Italian Cars. There will also be a display of Historic Photos of Monterey’s Sardine Fishing Industry and films for viewing in the Wharf Theatre.  We will miss the Tarantella dancers on Sunday.  


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September 27, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

‘Worship in Action’ Sunday Will see 1,000 Hours of Service

On Sunday, September 29, members of Carmel Presbyterian Church, Greater Victory Temple Church of Seaside, Sanctuary Bible Church of Carmel Valley, and Cachagua Bible Church won't be sitting in the pews listening to a sermon. Instead, they will put their worship into action in a service day that will log approximately 1,000 hours of community service in a single Sunday morning. Dressed in bright gold t-shirts reading,"The Church at Monterey Bay," the congregation members will perform a variety of tasks for agencies and people in need in Jesus' name. Service projects will include:

• Cleaning and gardening at the Gateway Center of Pacific Grove • Maintenance and gardening projects at Pacific Grove High School • Baking and delivering cookies to Carmel and Seaside Police and Fire stations • Picking up trash on local beaches • Cleaning and gardening at Carmel High

School • Providing a hot breakfast and informal worship for our homeless in Monterey • Cleaning and beautifying Salvation Army’s transitional housing unit in Seaside • Creating gift bags for the Compassion Pregnancy Center in Monterey These are just some of the many acts of loving kindness that will be done the morning of September 29. At noon all who serve in the morning will gather at Laguna Grande Park in Seaside to celebrate with a wonderful feast, worship music, and sharing of stories from our morning of serving. "The hope is that this 'Worship in Action' Sunday will lead to an ongoing and ever-expanding culture of service that will make God's love real to the people of our area," says Associate Pastor Mike Harbert of Carmel Presbyterian Church.

October show at Carmel Art Association

Large-scale landscapes by husband and wife painters Jeff Daniel Smith and Cyndra Bradford will fill the Carmel Art Association’s walls with opulent color in October. Bradford will show views of the Central Coast which she carries out with deft strokes of the palette knife on canvas. Smith prefers a broad brush for his abstracted renderings of the hill formations, forests and dramatic shoreline of the Monterey Bay area. Joining them in this group show entitled “3 Dimensions” is bronze sculptor Gustavo Torres, who hails from Guadalajara, Mexico and has resided on the Monterey Peninsula for many years. Torres’ style is both primitive and abstract; he strives to create a “spiritual balance” in his art, demonstrating his reverence for life. He states, “Art without spirit is nothing.” His desire is for the work to connect to others on that spiritual level. In addition to works in bronze, Torres will enhance the exhibit with a few of his original plaster pieces. In conjunction with the “3 Dimensions” exhibit, free painting demonstrations by Bradford and Smith will be held on Saturday, October 12: Smith from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and Bradford from 2-4 p.m. An opening reception for all three artists will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 5-7 p.m. Exhibit days will be October 3-November 5. For the third year in a row Los Dias de Los Muertos (The Days of the Dead) will be celebrated at the CAA with an elaborate altar installation created and decorated by CAA artist members Gustavo Torres, Melissa Lofton, Jeffrey Becom and Pamela Takigawa. In remembrance of colleagues, mentors, friends and family, artist members and the community are welcome to place photos and small items (non-returnable) on the altar, which will be installed from October 3 through November 5. The CAA will especially honor the memory of long-time artist member and retired MPC art professor Richard Bibler who passed away in March.

The Carmel Art Association is Carmel’s oldest gallery and features the work of over 100 local professional artists. It is located on Dolores Street between 5th and 6th avenues in downtown Carmel. Hours are 10-5 daily. For more information please call 624-6176 or visit the CAA website at

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Ensemble Monterey Presents a Free Recital Ensemble Monterey presents noted local soprano, Lori Schulman, and pianist Elizabeth Neff in recital on Sun., Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. The location is Carmel’s beautiful Church of the Wayfarer at the corner of Lincoln and 7th Streets. Ms. Schulman recently starred as“Cossette” in MPC’s hit production of Les Miserables, and has numerous other opera, stage and recital credits. The program will include a variety of light classics and popular favorites as well as several solos by the brilliant pianist,

Elizabeth Neff. Admission is free and includes desserts served during intermission. The purpose is to introduce the 2013-2014 concert season of the Ensemble Monterey Chamber Orchestra, which critics have called “the Peninsula’s unique musical treasure.”Donations will be accepted (commensurate with enjoyment and appetite) and concert season tickets will be available. For more information call 333-1283 or visit

Deadline Nears for PGHSAA Reunion Reservations

The deadline to reserve a space at the Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association’s annual reunion dinner and dance is Thurs., Sept. 26. The all-school reunion will be held Sat., Oct. 5, with the classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, and 1993 holding individual events on the preceding Friday evening. The Sunday brunch at the high school is sold out, but PGHSAA members and their guests are invited to download a registration form for the dinner and dance from the Association’s web site. Those who attended Pacific Grove schools and are not already PGHSAA members can join the association in order to be able to attend.

The Del Monte Beach House is at 285 Figueroa Street, and the cost for the dinner and dance is $55 per person. A nohost bar opens at 6:00, and dinner will be served at 7:00. Yearly PGHSAA dues are $20 per person or married couple if both are alumni. Registration forms, membership forms, and more information about the reunion weekend, including contact information for individual class events, can be found on the PGHSAA web site, For more information about PGHSAA or about the upcoming reunion, visit the Association’s web site, http://www.pgusd. org/alumni.

Children’s Author to Read

Deborah Lee Rose is an internationally published author of 14 children’s books, including Into the A, B, Sea, One NIghttime Sea, and Ocean Babies, all inspired by many visits with her family to Pacific Grove and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Her newest book, The Spelling Bee Before Recess, is a humorous school story about spelling, reading and the power of words. She will read from her newest books at Pacific Grove Public Library on Wednesday afternoon, October 2. She will also be visiting Pacific Grove’s elementary schools to talk about reading and writing. Deborah lives in Walnut Creek. Her author website is

Dance for the Rescues

Jeff Daniel Smith “Towers in the Mist”, oil, 60”x60”

The Fourth Annual Dance for the Rescues will be held on Sun., Oct. 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m .at the Custom House Plaza - Monterey Historic State Park in Monterey. A crowd of more than 1,000 supporters is expected to fill the plaza. There will be food, arts and crafts, pet-related products and fitness/health vendors at the event. Rescue groups such as AFRP, POMDR, Greyhound Friends for Life, Operation Freedom Paws, Valley View Equine Rescue and Pet Friends Rescue will be available to share information about their organizations and to showcase some of their adoptable animals. Dance Ambassadors will be Zumba dancing to earn the pledges they collected over the weeks leading up to the event.  Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR) and Animal Friends Rescue Project (AFRP).  This event is free an open to the public. For more information about volunteering or making a donation visit

Church of Christ celebrates 70 years

On Sat., Sept. 28 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon there will be a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Church of Christ at Pacific Grove. In addition to the celebration, there will be singing and stories of when the church was young in Northern California. The speaker will be Jerry Rushford, church historian from Pepperdine University. The event is open to the public and free of charge. It will be held at 176 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. Call 375-8052 for further info. Cyndra Bradford “Rocky Point Sunset”, oil, 48”x60”

Gail Reeves, “Paparazzi”, acrylic on canvas


Times • September 27, 2013

New You

Health and Wellness What We’re Putting Away and Why Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of spending a week with my 4-yearold great niece, an animated, beautifully amazing person, who has won my heart many times over. At 4 years old she cannot pronounce Dirrick, so I am her Uncle Dig-git. Yeah, we laugh every time she says it, but each time she does she takes a piece of my heart. For a week, I watched her play, learn, and express her likes and dis-

likes; and in the process, I discovered she inherently possessed a multitude of personal assets. Things like, simplicity, trust, transparency, truthfulness, security, happiness, joy, contentment, acceptance, awareness, and expressiveness. I noticed in so many ways she is fearless, engaging, non-judgmental, has no anxiety, maintains an optimistic attitude, and is continually filled with gratitude. I also noticed she was always happy to see me. Matter of fact, she was happy to see anybody who crosses her path. In contrast to my niece, I have a 94-year-old aunt. As I reflect on my trips to the convalescent home to visit her, I recall a few things about her that are just as remarkable as those I noticed about my niece. At 94, my aunt is simple, trusting, transparent, truthful, secure, happy, joyful, content, accepting, aware, and expressive. I noticed in so many ways she too is fearless, engaging, nonjudgmental, she has no anxiety, maintains an optimistic attitude, is continually filled with gratitude, and she too is happy to see whoever crosses her path. At 4 years old, my niece is the youngest member of the family; at 94, my Aunt

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Principle Living is the eldest. With both of them in my mind, I think to myself “Once an adult, twice a child.” It reminds me of the scripture, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child; I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man (adult), I put away childish things.” As I consider this I ask if being “twice a child” means, as adults we put away the attributes I observed in my niece and aunt; how would that help us in adulthood? I ask because adulthood is where we are most judgmental and less engaging, because adulthood is where optimism and gratitude are most threatened. It is the time in our lives where things are not so simple and trusting seems most difficult. It is the place where many of us surrender our transparency, truthfulness, and security. Between being a child, an adult, or a senior citizen, adulthood is the place where more people search for happiness, joy, and contentment than any other stage of life. I thought to myself, this seems unfair that we put away our temper tantrums, pouting, and dependency and while we do, we put away creativity, awareness, and acceptance. It does not seem right that as we put away naptime, cartoons, and transparency, we lose our sense vulnerability, humility, and trust. Help me if you can, but I do not understand why we put away such things as we migrate from adolescents to adulthood, only to bring them back as we live out our golden years. Truth is we put away a great deal to live in this world as mature responsible adults, but it seems what we put away are the very things we need to live well. What is it that we put away as children, do not need as adults, but come back to in our latter years, or is this the correct interpretation of the scripture? I looked at the chapter and in doing so; the verse became even more provocative. Then it hit me! This chapter is known as the “Love” chapter, or the “book of love.” It is the same chapter where we find, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, etc., etc. What I noticed is that the chapter is not so much about love, as it is

about what is required to be loving. The only real “hint” towards any resolve between the two is, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child; I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man (adult), I put away childish things.” So I rephrased the question to be, what does it take to be a loving person? I discovered that the answer to this question lies in understanding what has already been stated. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” and believing that “8 Love never fails…” Ok, I think I understand, but what do I have to do in order to be any one or all of those things listed? I reflected on the time I had with my niece, and as I did, I noticed something that was not so much like my 94-yearold aunt. I noticed that she, and children in general, are inherently self-centered, and perhaps they should be. In their small but developing world, there is not much to consider. It makes sense they would be the center of that world and that their primary concern would be themselves. Children are in the process of learning the art of allowing, the difference between sympathy and empathy, and the necessity of developing personal boundaries. They are learning the power of negotiation, the relational definition of repercussion, and the affect they have on others. It makes sense that chil-

dren could be inherently self-centered because children are learning what it means to be in relationship. But what if a child grew up and at 30, 40, 50 years of age had no tolerance for anybody but him or herself. What if this child grew up always having to be right, or in every conversation had to have the last word, or what if this child had no compassion. Egotism, narcissism, vanity, selfishness, arrogance, pride, conceit, self-absorption, and this list goes on. The bottom line is self-centeredness is the one thing we must “put away” if our desire is to know love and share in meaningful relationships. What can you do to distribute your love, where can we change to become more loving? Think about this… If you ask any number of people, what they think the world is in need of, nine times out of ten the answer is love or some form of loving behavior. This is ironic because in our country the elderly are shunned, our children starve for food, education, medical care, and attention; we are separated by race, gender, class, and a host of other issues, all of which are based on the one thing we must put away to produce the one thing we agree we all need. The world does not need more love; it needs us to be a little less selfcentered. Pray and meditate daily… it makes a difference Listen to Guys-Talk-Love Sunday afternoons at 5-7pm at KRXA 540AM, with Dirrick Williams, Fred Jealous, and Brian Bajari Streaming at Podcast available at

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Kellen Gibbs’ latest chosen for Carmel Film Festival Young Pacific Grove native director chooses CAFF as his premiere venue

teered – they just wanted to work with him, he said, and some of those people became part of the “What Makes Us Human” film. As the cars pass by on a normal street corRoland Shorter, who plays “Hugh,” was ner, we find ourselves following in the footsteps one of those from the zombie series. In the very of a man who is living on the streets. Tattered human story of one homeless man, Kellen says and dirty, the man (Hugh) appears to be like any he wanted to challenge Shorter “to see what I normal homeless beggar on the street corner. Life, could get out of him.” He said he hadn't even however, is often more complicated than it seems written the script when Shorter came along. at first glance. “I got a big surprise when a friend of my The story follows Hugh through his childdad's came for a visit and said he wanted to hood, as seen through a series of flashbacks work in the film,” says Kellen. The friend which take place over a one-day period. We see looked so much like Shorter, though they were hardships he faced at a young age from getting not related, that Kellen rewrote some of the along with an alcoholic and abusive father and scenes in order to use him more, having an absent mother. Throughout our proThe music in “What Makes Us Human,” tagonist's journey, he is told that integrity is not as in the Crisis series, is a big part of the film. important to a person's worth, but instead what Working with a composer was a new experience matters is how much they have. From job loss to for Kellen, and he says he nows that the music the destruction of his relationship, Hugh faces can make or break a film. “This is real life,” many challenges on the path that eventually leads said Kellen. He had envisioned a soft piano him to homelessness. sound for the film, and worked closely with One day, while sitting at a small cafe with Ramon Jose to perfect the score. “The third a sandwich generously given to him by a young song is absolutely the best song he's done for busboy, he overhears a group of teenagers makme,” says Kellen. ing fun at his expense. Realizing that it is not A number of situations from his own exonly himself that sees him as worthless and at perience led him to write the story, and to add the nadir of his life; he decides to reevaluate the to it. The hero has been demeaned to the point choices he has made. As Hugh analyzes the life where he doesn't feel human any more. “How choices that led to the downfall of his life, he has do we look at ourselves, and how do we look to decide whether he will continue to live life on at what we've done? The young director asks. the sidelines, spectating but never truly partici“The question [What makes us human?] is also pating, or finally make a stand for what is right. the answer,” he says. Director Kellen Gibbs takes the audience The story remained as Kellen had originalthrough the eye-opening and heart-wrenching ly envisioned it, though it did evolve in the film tale of loss and consequence that is often never process. “The story has the same ending that I recognized. But it's what makes us human. envisioned, but things in between changed. I Kellen Gibbs, writer/director/producer/edigot answers.” tor of KinG Productions (his own moniker) put The hero comes to understand where he is his fourth short film “in the can” before he ever and is disappointed. But is he the victim or the attended his first class at film school on a sunny perpetrator? Hugh doesn't say, but he hides becampus in Los Angeles, which is where he can be found these days. The young man who produced Poster for ‘What Makes Us Human’ now sports ‘Official Selection’ hind both roles. And Kellen doesn't say, either, how the film ends. “Only five people have seen a James Potter film while still attending Pacific badge it all the way through,” he says, with mischief in Grove Middle School is one happy guy: “What his voice. He wants people to attend the Carmel Makes Us Human” has been accepted at the Carmel Film Festival. First there was James Potter. Working under the auspices of J.K.Rowling, author Film Festival, which will be the premiere of the film. The venue, Carmel Youth Center at 4th Street, Carmel only holds 40 people, and of the famous Harry Potter books and movies, Gibbs received permission (and encourKellen has high hopes of filling it. The first showing will be Thurs., Oct. 10 at 7:00 agement) to put together a film, based on a book by G. Norman Lippert, about Harry Potter's son. The film premiered in February, 2011. Gibbs is still amazed by the attention p.m. along with four other short films by other artists: “In The Light of Day,” “Lucid,” “Way Too Many Problems,” and “Hospitality.” It will run a second time at the same it garners – more than 90,000 “hits” on YouTube to date. Then Kellen put together The Crisis series, episodes about zombies, using friends venue at 10:00 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 12. Tickets are $10 cash at the door, based on availand acquaintances as his characters along with people who came to him and volun- ability. Packages are available.

By Marge Ann Jameson

Carmel Film Festival is Casual and Cool

Five Days, Close to 100 Films Plus Panel Discussions and a Beach Bash The Carmel Art and Film Festival (CAFF) is pleased to announce its 2013 film line-up, which includes several films that have won major awards at The Sundance Film Festival, The Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, as well as nearly a hundred shorts, student, documentaries and narrative features, which were accepted for screening through a submission and screening process. At a gala dinner at Bernardus Lodge, Wed. Oct. 9, Carmel Art and Film will present cash awards to winning films in four categories of Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short and Best Student films. There will also be first, second and third place cash awards given in the screenwriting competition. In all, CAFF will award close to $25,000 in cash awards. “These awards are given to emerging talent,” explains festival director Tom Burns. “Films that have not yet received distribution deals or screenplays not yet optioned, so the recognition and the cash awards make a huge difference. Carmel Art and Film has always been committed to the filmmaker, and this is simply one more way that we can show our support.”

Film Highlights:

“Fruitvale Station” won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is based on the 2009 shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant (played by Michael B. Jordan), an African American who was killed by a BART transit police officer in Oakland. “The Past” was nominated for the Palm d’Or at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, and actress Berenice Bejo was honored at Cannes for “Best Actress” for her riveting portrayal of a wife and mother caught between her past and present. “The Square” was an Audience Award Winner at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. It chronicles the Egyptian revolution through the eyes of the young people who lived through it. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces: from a brutal army dictatorship willing to crush protesters with military tanks to a corrupt Muslim Brotherhood using mosques to manipulate voters. “The Immigrant,” starring Jeremy Renner, Marion Cotillard, and Joaquin Phoenix, is a period piece set in the 1920s following the journey of two sisters who sail to New York from their native Poland. Their search for the American dream is derailed

by illness, corruption and greed. “Tim’s Vermeer” is a documentary turning the art world on its head. Renowned illusionists and professional debunkers Penn & Teller unite for this investigation into the mysterious methods of Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer, whose photo-realistic paintings predated the invention of the camera by 150 years. This film is sure to get the art world buzzing - one fan says “extremely entertaining and possibly revolutionary for the world of art history. An absolute must see.” “A River Changes Course” won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The film tells the story of three families living in contemporary Cambodia, as they face hard choices forced by rapid development and struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life as the modern world closes in around them. Check for more details on all the films and/or ticket purchases.

About the Festival

The Carmel Art and Film Festival is committed to filmmakers. In addition to screening close to 100 independent films over a five-day period, the Carmel Art and Film Festival also offers panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, art exhibitions, and lectures with industry experts - and filmmakers get a VIP all-access pass to all of it. Our signature artist this year is George Rodrigue, best known for his iconic Blue Dog. Whether a filmmaker or a film lover, we offer a five-day escape - total immersion into film, art, music and parties - but leave the tux at home as we are casual and cool. We even do an over-the-top beach bash and film on the beach that takes advantage of the beautiful white sands of Carmel Beach. Founded in 2008, the Carmel Art and Film Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to supporting the arts in all its forms with a special emphasis on nurturing the creative spirit in young people.  

About Our Sponsors:

The Carmel Art and Film Festival is supported in part by an impressive list of sponsors including: Adobe, Variety, Jaguar, Alain Pinel Realtors, Rolex, Fourtane Jewelry, Patron Spirits, Honest Engine Films, Cypress Inn, Bernardus Inn, Land Rover, Silvestri Vineyards, Ventana Vineyards, Scheid Vineyards, and Augustina Fine Leathers.


Times • September 27, 2013

Scene 5

Jane’s First Date Harry and Alice Wilson are seated in the living room of their Pacific Grove home. Alice: Did you enjoy dinner, honey? Harry: Immensely, sweet. You outdid yourself tonight. A: And did you like the ice-cold pre-dinner martinis I made for you with gin that had been in the freezer and just a smidgen of extra-dry vermouth? H: They were perfect.

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Marriage Can Be Funny H: I’d like to meet him, too.

A: So you’re in a good mood? H: Uh oh, something’s in the wind. Why do you ask? A: Because I’ve been waiting for the right time to tell you that Jane is going out on her first real date Saturday night. H: Oh, no! No, no, no! Jane is too young to date! A: You’re wrong, Harry. She’s 15. Her friends have been dating for a year or more, but I’ve held her back because I know how you feel about it. H: So hold her back a while longer. A: I don’t think that’s fair. You didn’t object when Richard started dating, and he was younger then than Jane is now. H: He’s a boy. A: So there’s a double standard? H: Of course there is. The last I heard, boys were still unable to get pregnant. A: Is that what’s worrying you? H: Among other things. A: I don’t think you need be concerned. Our daughter is a sensible, responsible young woman. H: Where will she go on this date? A: It’s all very innocent. With two other couples, they’ll go to a movie and then for ice cream afterward. H: What’s her date’s name? A: David Chasen. He’s a year ahead of Jane in school.

A: You will, when he comes here to pick up Jane on Saturday. But I don’t want you to embarrass her by putting him through an interrogation. H: I won’t---I just want to get across to him that if he mistreats my daughter or comes on too strong with her, he’ll be singing soprano the rest of his life. A: You’ll do no such thing! H: Okay—so instead, if I show him my machete collection do you think he’ll get the hint? A: That’s not a good idea, either. H: Is it permissible for me to tell him that I’m entrusting my only daughter to him, and I expect her to be returned in the same pristine condition as when she left? A: No, it’s not.—He’s only sixteen, Harry—still a young boy and, I’m sure, quite harmless. Don’t you remember what you were like at that age? H: Yes, I do—and that’s what worries me! A: I want you to promise that you’ll be polite and friendly. H: All right, spoilsport…..Now turning to another subject we haven’t discussed for a while, I know you had the first installment of the “birds and bees” talk with Jane some time ago, before she reached puberty, so she’d know what was coming. Have you had the second one yet? A: No. H: What are you waiting for? A: I’ve had difficulty deciding just how to handle a discussion of contraception. I want her to be knowledgeable, but not feel that I’m encouraging her to have pre-marital sex. H: Well, you’d better decide pretty soon.

H: Have you met him?

A: I will.

A: Yes, I have—at one of the school dances for which I was a volunteer chaperone. He seems to be a very nice boy.

A: No problem. H: After you’ve gone through condoms, diaphragms, birth control pills, IUDs and God knows what else, make sure you tell her that none of them are infallible, and there’s only one sure-fire contraceptive.

Legal Notices

A: What’s that?

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of BETHANY CASEY • Case No. M124710 Filed September 5, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner BETHANY ANN CASEY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name BETHANY ANN CASEY to proposed name BETHANY ANN PERI. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: OCTOBER 25, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 15. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: September 5, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 09/20, 09/27, 10/04, 10/11/13 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20131696 The following person is doing business as PINNACLE EVENTS, 22630 Murietta Road, Salinas, Monterey County, CA 93908. PINNACLE EVENTS, LLC, 22630 Murietta Road, Salinas, CA 93908. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Sept. 10, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 01/23/2004. Signed: Julie K. Burbank, President. This business is conducted by a limited liability corporation. Publication dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20131697 The following person is doing business as LUXEASE, 214 Hillcrest Ave. Unit A Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93933. Sophie Angela Hernandez, 214 Hillcrest Ave. Unit A Monterey, CA 93933. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Sept. 10, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 09/01/13. Signed: Sophie Hernandez. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 20131597 The following person is doing business as: KHESHEN ENTERPRIZE AND P.G. DELI, 229 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. HANAN C. KHESHEN, 1042 Forest Ave. #23, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on August 27, 2013. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 08-27-13. Signed Hanan Kheshen. Publication dates 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/13

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 20131721 The following person is doing business as: JobTown Resumes, 500 Glenwood Cir. #126, Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940. Sandra Ann Jackson, 4500 Glenwood Cir. #126, Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on September 12, 2013. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on 9/2/2013. Signed Sandra Ann Jackson. Publication dates 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11/13

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20131649 The following person is doing business as COOKIE MONSTER BAKERY, 729 Palma Drive, Salinas, Monterey County, CA 93901. Laurie Suzanne M. Martin, 729 Palma Drive, Salinas, CA 93901. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Sept. 3, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Laurie Martin. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/13.

H: I mean really soon, like today; or in any event, before Saturday.

To place legal notices call 831-324-4742. We do the proof of publication. We accept credit cards.

H: Not going out on the date!

Book club to discuss Kingsolver novel

The Monterey Public Library’s Literary Circle will discuss “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver, on Monday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Adults are invited to attend and admission is free. Newcomers are always welcome. The library is located at 625 Pacific Street in Monterey. For more information call 646-3949 or email

Gentrain Lecture coming

Oct. 2 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Grove in the Good Old Days … What Steinbeck Left Out Phil Bowhay Phil Bowhay, Monterey Herald columnist, grew up 
in Pacific Grove in the 1930s and 1940s and likes 
to talk about what he remembers of those good old 
days, and some not so good. The canneries, Fort 
Ord, and Del Monte, not to mention the “summer 
kids” who escaped from the Valley heat, were all 
part of the fabric which became not just the last 
home town, but the best home town. Phil points 
out that memory is a flawed reference, but works 
just fine with encouragement from a shrinking peer group.

“The military presence was everywhere, and through 
the fog came the thunder of artillery, rattle of 
machine guns, the roar of Navy planes, and the Presidio bugles. It was a glorious time, and 
those who grew up and left couldn’t find any 
place better and drift back whenever they can.
Gone are the sand dunes, the Del Monte Express, 
Holman’s, and the sardines, but look at all these people! What’s next?” says Phil. Phil was born in Bakersfield but he spent most of his youth in Pacific Grove, where his mother grew up. His family 
moved permanently into the old family home in PG in 1940 where he finished grammar school and high school, graduating in 1947. After college and the Navy, he lived with his wife 
and three kids in Piedmont. He retired in 1994 and moved to Carmel. His wife, Susie, died, and he now lives happily with another Susie, who he refers to as Sweetie. He writes for 
fun, likes to talk and wait to be awarded some special prize which might include money. Monterey Peninsula College Lecture Form 103 980 Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940-4799 Lectures are free. Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 831-646-4224

September 27, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

Spanish Bay’s Extraordinary Best Kept . . . Secret Pacific Grove “Jazzwoman” Dottie Dodgion

By Kati Shain and Mike Clancy Luminary female pioneer of the music world, award winning, historically iconic “Jazzwoman,” as featured in Jazzwoman magazine, recent recipient of San Francisco’s Yoshi Heritage Jazz Society award, Dottie Dodgion plays every Thursday night to audiences’ delight at the Inn at Spanish Bay. And she’s been playing there for seven years. Did you know that? As well as appearing on “What’s My Line,” Dodgion has worked as a drummer and a vocalist with some of the greatest names in jazz for over 60 years. Benny Goodman insisted on her donning a skirt for her first appearance in his orchesDotti Dodgion doesn’t miss a beat tra. In spite of her request to dress the same as the other orchestra members, it wasn’t ish Bay, belongs in every serious jazz until after Dottie submitted a photo for aficionado’s collection. Goodman’s review that he relented and Here’s a comment that jazz great, “allowed” Dodgion to wear “culottes” to Phil Woods, has said about Dodgion’s play her drums on his television show. drumming ability: “Dottie’s a great So what drew this exceptionally talented and delightful woman to Pacific drummer. She’s been a great contributor to the world of music. She’s got a rock Grove, where she has lived for more than 20 years? Answers to this and many steady beat and I mean she can really swing.” Former jazz critic for Newsday, other highlights in Dodgion’s life will Stuart Troup, said: “Knowing how to be revealed in her upcoming biography, sing – how to phrase, how to enrich including: being introduced to drums melody, how to capture emotion – reby her father at age 17; singing scat quires the kind of special understanding with Charles Mingus in San Francisco that Dottie brings to each song.” as a young woman; breaking the gender Dottie says, “swing’n in the pocket barrier and becoming the first successis my whole goal in life.” It’s obvious ful female drummer in jazz, performing that Dottie has got a lot more “swing’n” in clubs all across the country with the left to do in her 84-years-young life. likes of Tony Bennett and many other The “Dottie Dodgion Trio,” conjazz greats, including a nine-year stint sisting of Dottie on drums and vocals, with local favorite, the late “Papa Jake Marshall Otwell on piano and Nat Stock”. Johnson on standup bass, provide that Dodgion is filled with endless smooth “swing’n in the pocket” sound stories, from managing a jazz club in that’s perfect for Dottie’s smolderingly Washington, DC, to building a family, performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival husky vocals. The Dottie Dodgion Trio can be on numerous occasions, and releasenjoyed regularly in Pebble Beach at the ing several critically-acclaimed CDs. Inn at Spanish Bay each Thursday, form Dodgion’s most recent CD, “From The 7-10 p.m. No reservation required. Heart,” recorded live at the Inn at Span-

Big Sur Marathon Elects Board Members at Annual Meeting The Big Sur International Marathon has elected seven members to its 21-member board of directors. Incumbents re-elected include Andrew Creely, Mike Klein, Patte Kronlund, Jim Poulos, Brian Robinson and Tom Rolander. Newly elected to the board is Hank Armstrong. Each will be serving a three year term. An eighth member, Alice Crawford, was appointed to fill out a two year term vacated by a resigning board member. Board officers include incoming chair John Mutty, the race’s course director, vice chair Tom Rolander, a “grizzled vet” who has competed in all 28 Big Sur Marathons, treasurer Jim Poulos and secretary David Terry. Wayne Richey completed a three year term as chair and will serve on a seven-person executive committee as past chair. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was established in 1985. Its mission is to serve the community by producing a world-class marathon and related fun events that raise funds for contribution to local charities while promoting health and fitness. In addition to the spring

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Sports and Leisure Ben Alexander

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

Sleight of hand I just gave a lesson to a player who shoots in the hundreds and noticed their hands were not cocking or hinging correctly. A basic thought is the hands are the only part of you that make contact with the golf club, which also means the hands control or do not control the club face. As you make your back swing to the half swing point, try to make the L swing position. This is where for the right handers the left arm is extended out and the shaft of the club is pointing straight up to the sky. If you are in the L position you have hinged the hands in the proper way. CYA on the first tee!

Breaker Varsity Football Season to date 9/20/13 FRIDAY 09/06 Watsonville (Watsonville) At Pacific Grove High School Box Score: 47 - 6 Win FRIDAY 09/13 Monte Vista Christian (Watsonville) At Pacific Grove High School Box Score: 36 - 3 Win FRIDAY 09/20/13 At Monterey (Monterey, CA) Location: Monterey High School Box Score: 35-21 Win

This coming week:

John Mutty, incoming chair of Big Sur International Marathon marathon, the organization also holds the annual Half Marathon on Monterey Bay, the Run in the Name of Love 5K and 2K, and implements the JUST RUN youth fitness program serving children throughout Monterey County and beyond.

Times • Page 11

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Saturday, September 28 9:30am Cross Country Stanford Invitational Monday, September 30 3:00pm Girl’s Golf vs. MVC Tuesday, October 1 5:00pm JV Girl’s Volleyball @ Gonzalez 6:00pm Varsity Girl’s Volleyball @ Gonzalez High School Wednesday, October 2 3:00pm Girl’s Golf vs. Christopher Thursday, October 3 3:30pm Girl’s Tennis vs. Carmel 4:00pm Cross Country @ King City 5:00pm JV Girl’s Volleyball vs. Catalina 6:00pm Varsity Girl’s Volleyball vs. Catalina Friday, October 4 5:15pm JV Football @ Greenfield 7:30pm Varsity Football @ Greenfield Saturday, October 5 10:00am -2 pm Pacific Grove Invitational at Pacific Grove High School Breaker Stadium


Times • September 27, 2013

Make This a Golden Age


Meg Clovis to speak to Double Nickels Plus

Discussion with photographer at Pacific Grove Art Center

Meg Clovis, president of the Monterey County Historical Society, will be guest speaker at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd’s Double Nickels Plus lunch and lecture from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9 at the church, 301 Corral de Tierra Road, Salinas. Clovis is the author of two books, “The Salinas Valley” and “Monterey County’s North Coast,” and is cultural affairs manager for the Monterey County Parks Department and oversees programming, exhibitions and collections at the Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum. Double Nickel Plus is a regularly-scheduled activity for those 55 and older. The suggested donation is $5 but it is not required. For information call 484-2153 or visit

VNA Adult Day Care Susan L. Alexander, Esq. (J.D., M.P.A., LL.M. - Taxation)

Spotlight on Seniors

We are very fortunate here on the Peninsula to have an outstanding Adult Day Care center available to meet the needs of seniors. The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) center cares for those with chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, arthritis, and Parkinson’s, as well as those who have suffered Traumatic Brian Injury. However, the program is also a haven for homebound seniors without chronic conditions who would like to socialize during the day. The VNA program provides stimulating activities in a caring environment for seniors as well as peace of mind for the families and ns have Alzheimer’s friendsdisease. of program participants. hours are Monzheimer’s has moreVNA’s than regular doubled day through Friday from 9:30am to 3:00pm. The full fee for 5.5 hours of care is $62.50/day, and financial zheimer’s disease will continue assistance may be available through community resources for qualified f individuals with Alzheimer’s individuals. Additionally, veterans 6 million. may be eligible for funding through VA benefits. VNA has a new option have Alzheimer’s diseasehours or from 8:30am to for extended 4:30pm for $80/day. These prices include all activities including light

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exercise, chair yoga, music therapy, art, poetry class, musical memories and a hot lunch and midafternoon snack. While seniors are involved in the program, caregivers are free to go to work, do errands, or simply use the time to refresh their spirits knowing their loved ones are in competent, caring hands. It’s a winwin situation for everyone. If you or a loved one wants to stay at home as long as possible, but are unable to get out and about independently, the VNA Adult Day Care program may be a good fit for you. Transportation to and from the Cass Street (Monterey) center is available through MST rides. For more information, take a look at the VNA website at www.ccvna. com, or contact Program Director Mia Gomez at 831-643-0278.

“Window Curtain, Cerro Gordon,” silver gelatin, 16x20 by Richard Garrod The Pacific Grove Art Center is pleased to present an afternoon discussion with the talented photographer Richard Garrod. Garrod’s rich history in “old-school” photography inspires and offers cause for reflection. Through a lifetime of this pursuit, Garrod shares a history that explains the human compulsion to create. He believes that photography can be a mirror into finding oneself. In his work, we see rich silver-gelatin prints, with depth of scale, texture and theme, as influenced by some of his early teachers: Minor White, Ansel Adams, and Weston. Often these images are beautifully abstracted, intriguing and technically resounding. Photographers and art-lovers will enjoy his work and talk. Event is free and open to the public. Please join us.

Susan L. Alexander is a local elder law attorney with offices in Pacific Grove. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a passionate advocate for seniors and their families. Susan can be reached at 644-0300.

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September 27, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

You’re about to see Medicare in a whole new light.

Times • Page 13

Come and compare your current coverage with our new plan. You might be surprised. There is a new, community-based Medicare Advantage option — brought to you by Aspire Health Plan. We’ll coordinate your care with many local doctors and all Monterey County hospitals.

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Seminars start October 1 and run through December 7. To save your spot at one of our events, please call (831) 5744938 or toll-free (855) 346-2904.

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Times • September 27, 2013

Heritage Society sets Lighthouse tour, arts and crafts sale

The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove will host the Pt. Pinos Lighthouse Fundraiser and Tour on Sunday, October 6 in conjunction with the 11th Annual Artists in Chautauqua event at Chautauqua Hall. Proceeds will benefit the Heritage Society and their efforts to restore the Pt. Pinos Lighthouse. The tour will last from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will cost $20. Children 12 and under are free. The tour includes Pt. Pinos Lighthouse and grounds with the chance to see recent interior and exterior renovations and new outbuildings now under construction, visit with other

Lighthouse-related organizations and displays, a tour of the historic portion of the El Carmelo Cemetery, an open house at the Little Chapel-by-the-Sea, and a silent auction at Pt. Pinos Grill from noon-3 p.m. The Lighthouse is located at 90 Asilomar Boulevard. For $15 more, tour ticket holders are invited to the “Lighthouse Luncheon” at the grill from noon-3 p.m. The lunch cost will be paid directly to Pt. Pinos Grill. Diners must present their tour tickets. Call 372-7251 or 646-8841 for more information. The 11th Annual Artists in Chautauqua will be held in Chautauqua Hall from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. that day. Admission is free

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to this event, which transforms one of Pacific Grove’s most historic structures into a venue showcasing fine local arts and crafts. Also offered will be a silent auction, live music and refreshments. The event is sponsored by the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove and Artisana Gallery. For information call 655-9775. Tour tickets can be purchased at, at the Heritage Society Barn at 605 Laurel Avenue on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m., at the downtown Farmer’s Market on Mondays from 5-7 p.m., by phone at 238-9820, or the day of the event at the Lighthouse.

PTA Fundraiser to Follow Parade

The 2013 Butterfly Bazaar Committee will host the 75th Annual Pacific Grove Butterfly Parade and Bazaar on Sat., Oct. 5. Elementary school students participatein the parade to welcome the monarchs back to “Butterfly Town USA” for the winter. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. in front of Robert H. Down School on Pine Ave. The parade will head down Fountain Ave. to Lighthouse Ave., up 17th St. and conclude at RHD. Immediately following the parade, the Butterfly Bazaar will be held behind the school. The Bazaar, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., boasts free admission, a raffle drawing, carnival games with prizes, food and a bake sale.

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Pacific Grove High School

Young Writers Corner Reality

by Meriel Glysson I yearn for the bliss of serenity As my whole life flashes before my eyes And death’s sweet call tears me from reality Obscure thoughts warp my mentality Dizzy and spinning in knots and ties I yearn for the bliss of serenity The hostile mind commits brutality Filling the world with hate and lies While death’s sweet call tears us from reality Life is an unending spiral of abnormality Trying to grasp a light to arise Yearning for the bliss of serenity With the mindset of mortality We collect our memories so no one dies When death’s sweet call tears us from reality To obtain the purist state of equanimity One must obliterate the thoughts we deemed unwise I yearn for the bliss of serenity As death’s sweet call tears me from reality.


by Shyla Atchison Again, it’s hard to stand. I need your crutch. Dionysus, take my hand. I want to reach your holy land. Bless me with your touch. Again, it’s hard to stand. Dionysus, let me disband. It’s all too much. Dionysus take my hand. Without you my will is weak, and You’re the only thing I can clutch. Again, it’s hard to stand. Dionysus, you turn bad to grand. If it isn’t asking too much, Dionysus, take my hand. You always understand The only help I need is your touch. Again, it’s hard to stand. Dionysus, take my hand.

Pacific Grove Rudolph Tenenbaum Poetry Collective Poetry will Celebrate A Habit Instead of a dream Sylvia Plath

Happy Birthday, Sylvia Plath! Celebrate Sylvia Plath’s birthday at the Little House in Jewell Park in Pacific Grove with international Sylvia Plath scholar, PG’s own Poet in Residence Dr. Barbara Mossberg. “A Maker for Our Times/The Immediate and Immortal Comedy of Sylvia Plath.” “— a talk about her ‘divine comedy’— the happy ending as a poet, and the boisterous zest she gave to her energized poems as a drama queen. Yes, she cut her life short. She ripened and ended still green. Yet she was no shrinking violet. . . You are invited to bring her poems to share. Seating limited, call 831-647-9307 to reserve. The event is part of the ongoing Poetry in the Grove discussions about poets held on the first Saturday of each month at Jewell Park, 578 Central Ave, in Pacific Grove. On Nov. 2 we will celebrate Dead Poets, bring a dead poet’s poem to share. Poetry in the Grove is a production of the PG Poetry Collective/Poet in Residence Program,

Vecchione to teach poetry workshop

The Monterey Public Library will host a poetry writing workshop with Patrice Vecchione on Saturday, October 12, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room. The workshop includes writing exercises, feedback and encouragement. Ages 16 and up are invited to attend. Admission is free, but reservations are required. To reserve a seat call 6463949 or email  This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation. Additional funding comes from the Friends of the Monterey Public Library. The library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. 

Or a distant goal Have just a habit Like a daily stroll.

A daily stroll, A daily labor, And a daily “Hi!” To a friendly neighbor. Everything May become a habit. When rhyming “babbit-rabbit.” Which you may practice In a traffic congestion Or while at a conference. (But that’s my suggestion.) It is quite easy to Acquire a habit And to maintain it. It’s nice to have it. Habits are fillers. Habits are cushions. You have no problems. (And no solutions.) Why always expect Happy surprises And have unhappy ones Of all shapes and sizes? Why not instead Follow habits? Why not rhyme “habits-rabbits?” You have no reason To persist and to wrestle While riding the “Habit,” A magnificent vessel. Just live the life That you know by rote Without trying To rock the boat.

Carmel Robinson Jeffers Festival Oct. 4-6

This year’s Robinson Jeffers Fall Festival will be held October 4-6. The weekend kicks off Friday evening with a sunset celebration in the Tor House Gardens from 5-7 p.m., featuring fine wine, delectables, a poetry performance by Taelen Thomas and the ethereal sound of Una’s Irish music played in the rooms of Tor House. Tor House is located at 26304 Oceanview Avenue in Carmel. Starting at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, the program provides an all day forum of five distinguished Jeffers scholars speaking on the festival theme “Jeffers: The Architect and Builder,” hosted at the Carmel Women’s Club at San Carlos Street and 9th Avenue in Carmel. The Festival concludes with the traditional Sunday Poetry Walk, starting at 9 a.m. at Carmel River Beach, hosted by poet Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts. Reservations are required for Friday and Saturday events. The Sunset Celebration costs $20. The Saturday forums cost $60. For Friday and Saturday events the cost is $75. The Sunday Poetry Walk is free. For details and reservations call 624-1813 or visit

Volunteers needed to distribute scholarship letters

At Seaside High School 325 freshmen will have the opportunity to each receive a $4,000 college scholarship through the efforts of a non-profit organization, Imagine College. Imagine College is seeking volunteers to visit the families of these 325 students on October 19, to make the dream of a college education a reality. Volunteers will meet with the families and students, and request that they sign a scholarship guarantee letter. Imagine College calls this day, “The Walk for Success.” On Saturday, October 19 the volunteers will meet at Seaside High School at 8 a.m., for a brief orientation and continental breakfast before walking to the homes. Walking will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. Organizer Carol Lenters explains, “Did you or someone in your family desire to go to college? Can you imagine what it is like for a family who wants their child to go to college but does not know where the money will come from? At Seaside High School, we are thrilled that 325 freshmen will have the opportunity to each receive a $4,000 scholarship through the efforts of Imagine College. We are looking for volunteers to serve our community on October 19th in ‘The Walk for Success.’” For further information or to volunteer please contact Christina Frazier, AmeriCorps coordinator at or call 392-3530, extension 2070, or sign-up electronically at and click on the volunteer registration link.

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Shelf Life

Pebble Beach Company’s plan: Reader told pedestrian access to continue Editor: I understand the concerns of many neighbors who spoke at the Pebble Beach Land Use Advisory Committee meeting about the proposed Affordable Housing Development in Area D at the foot of Pacific Grove’s Del Monte Park neighborhood where I live, who want it somewhere else. Many are worried about future access into the forest for Del Monte Park residents, currently from the foot of Shafter, Lawton, Miles, Lincoln and David Ave. There is another side to the story, however, which gives me reasons to support Pebble Beach Co.’s proposal. This housing in Area D is a required part of PBC’s final development plan for the forest, which will include 635 acres of protected open space in the forest in addition to what is already protected. Regarding future access: For years my wife, Judy and I walked to the ocean down Montecito in Del Monte Park, through an opening in the fence, followed a small trail through a short stretch of forest between David Ave. and Congress in Pebble Beach, and down Majella to 17-Mile drive and Spanish Bay beach. PBC sold this stretch of forest, which became owned by a bank, who then sold separate lots to individuals who built houses along Congress. Many people used that trail which is now blocked with a fence and no longer exists. It is somebody’s yard. Area D is zoned for up to 50 separate houses. It is prime real estate because it is not in the Coastal Zone which is subject to Coastal Commission rules. If PBC cannot build their affordable housing in Area D, in the future they might be tempted to sell the whole parcel to some developer. It would in all likelihood become separate homes and yards with absolutely no access to the forest for us residents of Del Monte Park, except possibly from the end of David Ave. PBC Vice President of Real Estate Mark Stilwell told me personally that if PBC’s project is approved, all parts of the 13+ acre Area D which are not within the 2+ acre housing for PBC employees will become dedicated open space with protected habitat, and not developed in the future. He led me on a tour through the area and assured me that present pedestrian access routes would continue. Bruce Cowan Pacific Grove

Measure M full of double talk Editor: If you like trees, vote for Measure M. If you love Veterans, vote for measure K. The main issue is that Measure M wants to stop development (specifically Monterey Downs) and save the beautiful trees. They also say they are not against the Veterans Cemetery, which is correct. What they don’t tell you is that if you pass Measure M there will be no development of any kind for the foreseeable future. They also tell you that you can submit a new initiative if someone else wants to develop that same land later. What they don’t tell you is that they will fight against any new development again. This will be a never-ending battle. If you pass Measure K you will end all this fighting. Development will provide jobs, housing and needed economic recovery for the Monterey peninsula not to mention the roads for access to the Veterans Cemetery. The Measure M proponents offered to purchase the endowment parcel to help fund the Veterans Cemetery but reneged when Seaside told them an agreement was in place between Seaside and Monterey Downs for that purchase. KFOW and the Alliance group were given the options to either donate the funds or loan the money to the Veterans Cemetery Foundation to build the cemetery but they ran away. Without development there will be no access to the Veterans Cemetery. The Veterans Cemetery will be built. Dozens of families are waiting for a final resting place for their loved ones. Talk is cheap – action speaks louder than words. Support our Veterans. Mike O’Brien Marina

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Note: Since this column addresses a multitude of possible changes to the Pacific Grove Public Library and the possible advantages and disadvantages of those changes, this column is longer than usual. Consequently, half of the discussion of the proposed changes appears this week, and the remaining half will appear next week.

Sir Isaac Newton and the PG Public Library

Wikipedia tells us, “The third of Newton’s laws of motion of classical mechanics states that forces always occur in pairs,” a theory much more complex in Newton’s original statement and most commonly stated even more simply as, “For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.” While this theory is most often used in fields such as biomechanics, the PG Public Library has some issues coming up, the discussion and resolution of which will benefit from a strenuous application of Newton’s theory. Specifically, some changes are being planned for the PGPL. Newton’s law tells us each change will come at a price. If a change is made, seemingly for the good, what are we giving up to accomplish that change? Some changes will cost money; other changes will cost that most precious of commodities, space; some may come at the cost of the collection by significantly decreasing its size. Newton’s first law of classical mechanics, often referred to simply as “A body at rest tends to remain at rest,” can also be applied to the post-library changes. In other words, whatever changes are made will be with the library and its patrons for a considerable period of time, probably several decades. Clearly the burdens as well as the benefits of each proposed change must be considered. Why Change? The starting point of the discussion of possible changes is that the library is likely to remain in its current space, and only that space, for the foreseeable future. However beloved the library is, few people would suggest it is currently in its best possible state. So questions arise as to how best use the space we have. Since the process of making changes is still the brainstorming stage, many possibilities are being considered. The nature of Pagrovians, or any large group of people, is that no one change or series of changes will please everyone; there is no one perfect solution. This discussion is to advocate that not only the “actions” be considered, but that the consequent “reactions” be an active part of the discussion also. How does one possible change influence another possible change? For any given change, are we willing to pay the price? Shorten the Bookstacks? Perhaps the most important question under consideration is whether the stacks should be shortened, thus allowing more natural light through parts of the library but at the cost of decreasing considerably the size of the collection. Allowing appropriate availability of natural light in the library, which is influenced by the height of the stacks, is a challenge. Many parts of the library receive excellent natural light, partially courtesy of the glass panel that separates the children’s section of the library from the main rooms. However, some sections of the library, such as the stacks where mysteries are shelved, receive too little and some sections receive too much. One section in particular, the area to the far left as you enter the building, receives so much natural light at certain times of the year that being in that section is unpleasant because it is too hot and too bright. But an argument that the library might benefit from more natural light is not without merit. One idea to allow more flow of natural light is to shorten the height of the bookshelves by one or two shelves each. Doing so would allow more natural light, but the cost would be hundreds of linear feet of bookshelf space, thus permanently decreasing the ability of the library to have a collection as large as it currently has. Nearly every book in the collection has been paid for by the citizens of Pacific Grove, either through taxes or individual donations. While, as discussed below, there are good reasons to discard some of the books, an important question is how many books and other media should the library be able to accommodate? Currently the library has approximately six items in its collection per capita, though this statistic is based on the population of PG and does not take into account the usage of the library by people, particularly people in Pebble Beach, who use the library and aren’t residents of PG. The national statistic for libraries is two items per capita, roughly the number of books per capita in the Marina library, whose stacks come up to approximately shoulder height. While the Marina library is a wonderful, light-filled space, anyone who has tried to use it as a primary library resource will tell you a drive to the PG library allows better access to books. Some people may argue, that, with the Internet, there is no longer a need for reference material. Indeed, the library has already de-acquisitioned a noticeable amount of its reference material. The money required to maintain updated versions of the material discarded is better spent on other resources. Any serious reader, however, will tell you not all reading is for reference; in fact, most reading is for pleasure, whether fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, art books, manga, travel etc., the last four of which are less than satisfactory when read from a computer. What Will Happen if the Stacks Are Shortened? If the stacks are shortened four things will happen: 1) shortening the stacks will cost money; 2) a significant number of books will be discarded; 3) the shelves will be full the day the shortening is completed; and 4) there will be room for no more books, even if they are donated, unless even more books are discarded. If we shorten the height of the stacks, precisely how many books will need to be discarded? Will we have ten percent fewer books or is the plan to take the collection down to the national average of two items in the collection per capita, effectively decreasing the collection by approximately two-thirds its current size? Given the extraordinary number of hours Pagrovians volunteer every year to support the library, will we be happy--should we be happy--with a library that is merely the national average? If the bookshelves are shortened, it’s a decision the patrons of the PGPL will live with for decades. As shown below, some discarding is in order, but giving serious consideration to keeping the shelves at their current height, with more open spaces in them due to appropriate discarding, should be given serious consideration. Certainly any decision to take the collection size down considerably should be given careful consideration and undertaken only with public input and approval.

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation First things first…I didn’t have a summer vacation. Although I’ve been missing from the pages of the Cedar Street Times, I was doing anything BUT vacationing. The third weekend in August marked the start date of the Third Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival. One hundred thirty-eight chefs, a couple hundred wineries and more than 10,000 attendees over this four day fest that defines culinary gluttony was ‘my little project’ from June to Sept. Mind you, I am just a teensy-tiny spoke in the big wheel called Coastal Luxury Management that produces the event. Many, many highly talented and beyond dedicated people toil day and night to put this show together. This three-year-old event toddled off to all new venues this year, leaving the glittering neon of the LA Live complex behind. Doubters shook their heads at the notion of shutting down Grand Ave. in downtown LA and planting the three large night time strolling events smack-dab in front of the gleaming foil-esque sculpture that is the Disney Concert Hall. Wine seminars and cooking demos were held in no less than the storied Dorothy Chandler Pavilion across from the DCH and guess what doubters … it worked beautifully! What a breathtaking backdrop. The evenings were warm, the Disney Concert Hall did its part by standing there changing glowing warm colors as the sun set, the people were pretty, the food quality presented by the assembled chef-talent rose to all new culinary heights and the beer, wine and spirits flowed freely. The Saturday and Sunday Grand Tastings were relocated to LA Center Studios where two mini Costco sized sound stages were transformed from two very large ugly ducklings into a food and wine fairyland

Dorothy Maras-Ildiz

Food for Thought that Walt Disney himself would’ve been enthralled by. And may I say a special “God bless whomever invented air conditioning.” Thankfully, those two sound stages full of lights, cooking equipment, wine-soaked humanity were almost frosty enough to sustain a molecular gastronomy reinvented Popsicle. All told, the Third Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival left town on a very high note. My chef-charges outdid themselves and told the story of what the future of food will be in the coming year. I wish each and every one of you could’ve been there….maybe next year!

Catching Up Around Here

Favaloro’s Big Night Bistro didn’t just remodel and reopen following a devastating fire 20 months ago. They revamped the place to an all new venue with a great feel while retaining all that was good and wonderful about the previous incarnation. Marie, Nino, John, Jessie and the rest of the crew were all in their places with bright shiny faces. The menu was all that it was before and the food that flowed from the kitchen was comforting, spot on correct and like returning home only much, much better. The new color scheme is calming, warm and modern. Gone is the large counter/ bar that used to be towards the back of the dining room and it has been replaced

pSHELF LIFE From Page 16 De-acquisition/Discard of Portions of the Collection One change that is likely to occur is that the current collection will be subject to deacquisition, or discard, of some of the books in the collection. In fact, discarding books is a normal part of library operations. Certainly there are books in the collection that haven’t been checked out in quite some time. Those books are appropriate to discard. The question arises, however, as to how the criteria are defined as to what books should be discarded. Since “date from last check-out” is easy to determine, it is often used as the criterion. Clearly “hasn’t been checked out for 50 years” would ruffle few feathers as an appropriate criteria while no one would be surprised to hear many objections to “hasn’t been checked out since last Thursday.” One current criterion under consideration is “hasn’t been checked out in the last three years.” While we certainly like our recent bestsellers, is three years the right cut-off? Should it be five? Is 10 too long? How many books will be affected by the application of each of these standards? Some of the older books are rare books and would sell on the used book market for considerable sums. Will they be handled in a way so the PGPL reaps the benefit of their selling price? More discussion of the proposed changes will appear in next week’s issue of the Cedar Street Times.

First Saturday Book Sale

Due to the generous donation of several interesting collections, including a par-

with more seating that now envelops the room. Welcome back Favaloro’s! You were missed. Due to open any minute across the street from Big Night Bistro- Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar is about to bring the city of Pacific Grove into the modern era of dining (albeit kicking and screaming , I’m sure). Thamin Saleh, the quintessential hospitality pro has gutted the previously haunted location of Le Normandie and Mélange. Clean, modern lines and color schemes that you’d find in any big city setting have taken over the pre-historic yuckiness that was once there. The proposed opening menu is fun, funky and sophisticated, without being unapproachable, resplendent with flavors, textures and tastes of things that have not been seen in this neck of the woods, the menu also includes a glossary to help the reader to understand the things they may not be well versed in. Please do not make the mistake of thinking that because it has a sort-of Italian sounding name that the place will be serving anything of the sort. Thamin promises NOT to serve the following ubiquitously snore-worthy Monterey Area menu items: Fried Calamari, Artichokes and Caesar Salad….zzzzz. Instead you’ll

find southern Mediterranean influenced dishes including a seafood charcuterie plate that sounds just brilliant. Bye Bye Calamari with Tartar Sauce…Hello and welcome Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar. This place is going to be the place that local chefs and hospitality industry folks will hang out and feel comfortable late at night and where Pagrovians can finally say “There is a NEW place doing NEW things that you need to try.”

Future Diatribe to Look Forward to ….

I’m running out of space so I will save my next bunch of sassy opinions for my future column, BUT…just to give you a small hors d’oeurve of the subject matter: I’d like to address the recent controversy regarding Craigslist postings about a local Monterey area restaurant’s supposed lack of cleanliness and the repercussions caused by an “anonymous, faceless poster” (probably someone who was fired for good cause…just guessing). Open forums that are available to every Tom, Dick and You’re-Fired Mary such as Craigslist and Yelp will be the ruination of many a small business person. Your business could be the next target of these gutless wonders who haven’t the backbone to put their names on their own handiwork. And that is all I’m going to say about this for now… I welcome your opinions and comments on my columns. If you have any newsworthy food/wine/hospitality related items that you’d like to have profiled in the pages of the Cedar Street Times, please forward them to me at LVRSPT@

ticularly fine collection of art books and a large selection of books on interior design, the selection at the last First Saturday Book Sale was outstanding. Not surprisingly, the large selection and the special prices commanded by the art books resulted in an impressive number of dollars raised for the library. Thanks to the donors, the buyers, and the hard-working volunteers for making the sale such a success. Perhaps you’d appreciate knowing what is required to have such a spectacular book sale on an ongoing basis. Each book is handled at least three to four times in the process of becoming part of the sale. It goes through intake. If it’s a special book, like the art books were, time is spent determining whether the book should be added to the collection, and if not, what the price should be for it in the sale. It must be transported to and stored in the basement of the library until the sale is held, and it must be transported from the basement to the loggia for the sale. If it doesn’t sell on its first outing, it goes back to the basement and returns for the next sale. Books are heavy so the work of the volunteers is a labor of love. If, in your heart of hearts, you know the book you are considering donating isn’t one that is likely to sell at the sale (e.g. a textbook or a well-loved but extremely battered book), please consider whether the sale is the best place for it or it should go to another organization. The volunteers understandably focus their efforts on the sale and aren’t in a position to move the books to an alternative venue, so unsuitable books must be discarded, a loss for the readers even a battered book might attract. At the same time, the library does appreciate your generosity and thanks you for it. The sale will be held on the first Saturday of October, October 5. It will officially begin at 10:00 a.m. though early birds are welcome. This month will feature the usual eclectic collection of fiction, non-fiction, older books, cookbooks, foreign language books, travel, CDs and DVDs. Who knows what special collections have been donated in the last month and will be available? Come early for the best selection!

Casey Sawicz of Pebble Beach enrolls at Eckerd College

Casey Sawicz of Pebble Beach has enrolled at Eckerd College. Sawicz is among more than 500 new students at Eckerd for the fall term. At Eckerd’s unique version of the traditional school orientation for first-year students, Eckerd College President Dr. Donald R. Eastman III remarked to freshmen at the annual Ceremony of Lights event: “Among the most essential subjects of your study while you are at Eckerd will be your classmates, who come from every state and territory in the Union, and 24 foreign countries. Each has remarkable potential, extraordinary stories, and special talents; and some of them, and their families, will become significant in your life in the very near future, and some for the rest of your life.” Located on 188 acres of waterfront property in St. Petersburg, Florida, Eckerd is a pioneer of innovation-developing programs. A private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA), the college has a diverse student body with 1,800 students from 48 states and 32 countries and is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives. In 2003, Eckerd became one of the youngest colleges to receive a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Eckerd also serves more than 600 students annually through its Program for Experienced Learners.


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New You

Health and Wellness Assemblymember speaks to Republican Women

The monthly luncheon of the Monterey Peninsula Republican Women Federated will be held on Thursday, October 10 at Rancho Canada at 4860 Carmel Valley Road. Guest speaker California State Assemblymember Shannon Grove will speak on “What Just Happened at Our State Capitol? A Recap of the 2013 Legislative Session.” The public is always welcome. Social time is at 11:30 a.m., and luncheon starts at noon. The cost is $22 per member and $25 for non-members. RSVP before Monday, October 7. Call Pat at 375-3573 or email Kelly Ann Foy at

Arthritis sufferer reaches out to support others who suffer from the disease

Parks District Grants Still Open

The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD) is still accepting grants for the 2013-2014 Parks, Open Space and Coastal Preservation Grants Program. The community and neighborhood grants are made available to local cities, agencies, community groups and non-profits to implement worthwhile projects that help to restore or improve parks, open spaces and coastal areas within the district for the benefit of residents and visitors. “Our Community Grants program is a wonderful opportunity for the community and cities to partner on projects that will refurbish and enhance local recreational opportunities for everyone,” commented Dr. Rafael Payan, MPRPD’s new General Manager. “The grants program is the District’s annual fulfillment of the terms of the 2004 Assessment District ballot measure. In the past, we have seen a number of worthwhile and creative projects and we urge anyone who is interested to contact the District offices.” Previous grant projects have included the City of Pacific Grove’s Lovers Point Pool, The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation’s Bay Net Program, MEarth’s Mission Trail improvement project and improvements to the City of Seaside’s HighlandOtis Park. The 2013-2014 Community Grant window closes at 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 4, 2013. A total of $100,000 is available for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year. For more information please contact Shuran Parker at 831.372.3196 x 107. Applications can be downloaded from the District’s website at Community-Grant-Program/.

Nutrition and Breast Cancer Subject of Talk

Dr. Helayne Waldman, holistic nutritionist and co-author of The Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors will speak on the subject nutrition and breast health on Tuesday, October 15, 6 p.m., at the Monterey Public Library. The lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the MPL Endowment Committee. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Sign up in advance at the Help Desk, call (831) 646-5632, or email thongchu@monterey. org. The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. For more information visit

gateway center asks your help!

Tracey Love Pacific Grove Resident Tracey Love has been named the Arthritis Foundation’s Honoree for the 2013 Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk. A community advocate for the Arthritis Foundation, Tracey has not let the effects of arthritis slow her down. She has continued to energetically support the Foundation through leadership in education, sponsorships, fundraising, and raising awareness. “With both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, it’s a daily challenge. I first developed RA symptoms 15 years ago, but tests were negative for RA Factor,” she said. “In spite of a myriad of symptoms, UCSF couldn’t put a name to what I was experiencing. It took many years for the R&D to reveal the numerous autoimmune arthritic conditions we know of today and provide a diagnosis for what I was experiencing.” Tracey manages symptoms by integrating western medicine, meditation and gentle movement. She adds, “It takes dedication and courage to create wellness with a chronic condition and I don’t always succeed. I try to walk the beach four to five days a week, but on days when I’m managing pain, I may only be able to manage the trail and benches on the bluff, but I’m there and I’m moving.” A dedicated eldercare executive, Tracey is resilient and ready to take on new challenges, adamant about refusing to let arthritis define her. “There are so many misconceptions about arthritis: Two thirds of people affected are under the age of 65 and many are like me, working at careers they love.” A “veteran” of 26 surgeries — and counting — Tracey says it was only in 2011 that she revealed to her network of friends that she had RA. The outpouring of support motivated her to reach out to the Arthritis Foundation, finding her purposeful place of service supporting the programs and services for those affected by arthritis in Monterey County.

Rotary will hear about Music Camp

The Pacific Grove Rotary Club which meets at noon on Tuesdays at The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach will have as the speaker on Oct. 1, Connie Fortunato and an update on Music Camp International. Lunch is $20 and reservations may be made by calling Jane Roland at 649-0657.

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MST service changes go into effect Sept. 28 The following service changes for local bus transportation provided by Monterey-Salinas Transit will go into effect Saturday, September 28: Discount fare eligibility for active duty military has been discontinued at the request of the military. JAZZ: Minor schedule adjustments to weekend late night service.

Line 1: Minor schedule adjustments. Line 2: Minor schedule adjustments on weekends. Line 3: Minor schedule adjustments. Line 11: Major schedule adjustments. Line 16: Minor schedule adjustments on weekday evenings. NEW! Line 17: Weekday service between CSUMB, The Dunes, and Marina Transit Exchange replaces the CSUMB Otter Trolley with frequent service on campus. Line 19: Route eliminated. For service between Monterey and Marina, see Line 20. Line 20: Reduced fare of $2.50 / $1.25 now offered for trips to the Marina Transit Exchange. For travel beyond the Marina Transit Exchange, $3.50 / $1.75 fare applies.

Line 21: Major schedule adjustments. Line 22: Major schedule adjustments. Now serves the Presidio of Monterey and operates weekends/holidays in the fall, winter and spring through Memorial Day weekend. Line 24: Minor schedule adjustments. No longer serves the Monterey Conference Center stop. Board at Monterey Transit Plaza or West Custom House Parking Garage stop instead. Line 25: Major schedule adjustments took effect August 24. Line 28: Minor routing adjustments. All trips now operate on Salinas Road. Major schedule adjustments. Line 29: New timepoint at N. Main and Laurel. Line 41: Minor routing adjustments. Major schedule adjustments on weekends. Line 43: Minor routing and major schedule adjustments. New timepoint and S. Main and Stephanie. Line 44: Minor schedule adjustments on weekends. Line 45: Minor schedule adjustments on weekends. Line 49: Minor schedule adjustments. New

Party for the Paws

The fifth annual Party for the Paws will be happening on Sunday, October 6 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Seaside. Come and enjoy a fun filled event to support the work of Animal Friends Rescue Project, the Salinas Animal Shelter, Friends of the Monterey County Animal Shelter and Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. Enjoy fabulous food and local wines, enjoy live music by Mike Maguire, bid on a myriad of wonderful silent auction items from local area businesses, visit with dogs looking for their new homes and enjoy an afternoon with friends. All proceeds directly support the work of each of these community organizations so join us for a fun afternoon and make a difference for homeless animals in your community. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online at You can also purchase tickets at the door. For more information visit www.

Aquarium Recommendations for Seafood Month October is National Seafood Month, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium aims to make it National Sustainable Seafood Month. The Aquarium’s publication “Seafood Watch” recommends that purchasers obtain seafood from its green “Best Choices” list; or, if those choices are unavailable, use the yellow “Good Alternative” list. For those eating out, an available app can assist in finding restaurants and sustainable options. For those dining at home, recipes are available to make the culinary process easy and delicious. The Aquarium invites sharing of ocean-friendly culinary masterpieces by email, or on Facebook and Twitter during October.

Monterey Aquarium and libraries team up to give free admission to Aquarium Back to school means back to the books and to the area’s many public libraries. Working together, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and local public libraries offer free aquarium admission passes to lowincome families in Monterey County and the Pajaro Valley through the aquarium’s “Shelf to Shore” program. Individuals and families who qualify for Free School Lunch, WIC, SNAP, Meals on Wheels, Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Healthy Kids, or similar social services can request one aquarium Shelf to Shore pass each year at most community libraries in Monterey County and in Watsonville. Each pass admits up to six family members for one annual visit. “We want to give everyone in our community the opportunity to visit the aquarium to learn about ocean conservation,” said Public Affairs Director Barbara Meister. “Shelf to Shore provides access to those families that otherwise cannot afford to pay full ticket price.” Shelf to Shore is just one of several free access programs the aquarium offers each year. As a thank-you to locals for their support of the aquarium, all Monterey County residents, regardless of income, can visit for free over nine days each December. This year, Community Days will be celebrated December 7 through 15.

The nonprofit aquarium admits more than 250,000 adults and children free of charge each year, including more than 100,000 students, teachers and chaperones for free education programs; more than 10,000 clients of social service organizations that serve special-needs populations; and around 30,000 Monterey County residents during Community Days. “For some families, free admission makes all the difference. For many others, an aquarium membership is the way to go, because it includes unlimited family admission for the whole year,” Meister said. “Membership supports our conservation work, free education programs and the many free access programs that serve lower income members of our community.” Shelf to Shore passes are available at: Monterey County Free Libraries branches in Aromas, Big Sur, Bradley, Buena Vista, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, Marina, Pajaro, Parkfield, Prunedale, San Ardo, San Lucas, Seaside and Soledad; and bookmobiles in North County and South County; Salinas city library branches; and Watsonville public library branches in Freedom and Watsonville. The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans.

timepoint at N. Main and Laurel. Line 55: Minor routing adjustments. Weekday 1:45 pm trip no longer serves Morgan Hill. Line 56: Major routing and schedule adjustments. Now provides service to Creekbridge in Salinas and Presidio of Monterey on select trips. Replaces Line 72. Line 69: Fare reduced to $1.50 / 75¢. New timepoint at Private Bolio Gate. Line 70: Minor schedule adjustments. New timepoints at Private Bolio Gate, La Mesa Bergin & Rideshare, and La Mesa Spruance & Fechteler. Removed timepoint at La Mesa Leahy & Farragut. Line 71: Minor schedule adjustments. Line 72: Route eliminated. For service to Creekbridge and the Presidio of Monterey see Line 56. Line 74: Minor schedule adjustment. Line 75: Major schedule adjustments. New timepoints at Private Bolio Gate, Fitch Park Ardennes and Aachen, and Fitch Park Ardennes and Hatten. Removed timepoint at Fitch Park Ardennes and Remagen. Line 76: Major schedule adjustments. New timepoint at Private Bolio Gate. Line 77: Major schedule and minor routing

adjustments. No longer serves Via Lavandera. New timepoints at Private Bolio Gate and Broadway and Yosemite. Line 78: Minor schedule adjustments. New timepoint at Private Bolio Gate. Line 92: Minor routing adjustment. NEW! Line 95: Daily service between Northridge Mall and Williams Ranch (Mesquite and Tumbleweed), with service to Regency Circle, N. Main and Laurel, Salinas Transit Center, S. Main Street, SVMH, Blanco Circle, Williams and Alisal, Natividad Medical Center, Creekbridge, and Boronda and San Juan Grade. Fare is $1.50 / 75¢. NEW! Presidio Shuttle: Frequent service on the Presidio of Monterey. Free. CSUMB Otter Trolley: Route eliminated. See Line 17. Rider’s Guides are available onboard MST buses free of charge through Sunday, October 27. For more information, please visit or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1. Follow MST on Twitter at www.twitter. com/mst_bus for the latest service alerts.

Monterey will host community workshops

The City of Monterey will host a free community workshop “For the Love of Monterey” on Fri., Oct. 18 from 1:30pm – 4:30 p.m. at the Monterey Conference Center, Serra Grand Ballroom 1. “For the Love of Monterey” will explore why we love Monterey, and what we can do as individuals and as a City to transform that passion into action. Peter Kageyama, author of the book “For the Love of Cities” and international speaker, will lead this city-sponsored workshop that looks at how we connect within our own community, ways to improve and maximize that connection, and how to encourage more people to be ‘in love’ with Monterey. “Peter brings residents together and creates fun and innovative ways to showcase the pride they feel in their hometowns,” said Vice Mayor Nancy Selfridge. “What he creates for Monterey will emerge from this workshop.” The workshop is ideal for concerned citizens, arts and cultural leaders, entrepreneurs and business leaders, planners, educators, students, young professionals, non-profits, neighborhood associations, municipal workers and elected officials. “For the Love of Monterey” will identify key community assets, including the emotionally-engaged citizens who shape the city, and it will result in strategies and tactics to engage these local resources. Whether it was love at first sight, or a gradual growth of love for Monterey, anyone who cares about Monterey and would like to help develop our own approaches to becoming a more lovable community is welcome to attend this free workshop. Each person’s opinion and involvement will make Monterey even more lovable because people make up our city. Reserve your seat at the workshop today by calling 646-5692. Peter Kageyama is a community and economic development consultant from St. Petersburg, FL. He looks at what makes cities lovable, what motivates citizens to do extraordinary things for their places. Peter speaks about how to turn peoples’ emotional engagement with their place into tangible action and how to use that excitement and energy as a much needed community development resource. He is the co-founder and producer of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary event that brings together citizens and practitioners around the big idea of the city.

Mando’s to host ghostly dinner play Oct. 20

Saltshaker Theater, Inc., the Salinas-based dinner theater company, will present “Polter-Heist” at Mando’s restaurant in Pacific Grove as well as others in Monterey, Moss Landing, Salinas and San Juan Bautista during October. “Polter-Heist” is a spoof of the “X-Files” television show. When B.O.O. (Bogeyman Outreach Organization) agrees to hold their annual convention at the 100-year-old Moldering Pines Inn, hilarious antics take place as the cash-strapped owners of the Inn try to convince the International B.O.O. President, Madame Zelda Von Schpookum, that there is a “real” poltergeist at the Inn. Things get even spookier, and deadlier, when a real ghost materializes. FBI Agents Dana Scullery and Fox Smolder are sent in to investigate. The plot thickens with the search for the missing Egyptian

treasure trove and, of course, a murder to solve. At each venue, prizes are awarded to lucky and attentive guests who correctly solve the murder. “Polter-Heist” was written by dinner theater veterans Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose and is directed by Ken Cusson, artistic director for Saltshaker Theater. Cusson will also present moments of Halloween-themed magic each evening. Because information and locations can change, with more locations possibly being added, current schedule information can be checked at http:// . Please call the restaurant/venue for exact time, price and menu information: Mando’s Mexican/American Restaurant, 162 Fountain Avenue; 656-9235.


Times • September 27, 2013 Tom Stevens

Jane Roland

Animal Tales and Other Random Thoughts


I have no idea when I first met Dodge and his owner, Sibylle Bautz; it was many years ago when I was still working for the SPCA at their Benefit Shop on Forest Avenue. When I became involved with AFRP and opened the first Treasure Shop on 17th Street, he was a frequent visitor. Sibylle is a Rolfing Practioner who is considered to been amazingly talented and skilled, as she was trained as a physical therapist and naturopath. Her knowledge of the human body has served Dodge well. He has been raised with care and knowledge. Despite an ongoing ear infection he would visit cheerfully, and accept the treats which Sibylle would surreptitiously slip to us. He would plop himself down on the floor and there he would stay while his owner perused books. It is impossible to believe, but this beautiful creature is almost 19 years old and, until recently, had the demeanor of a much younger dog. We love him dearly (as we do his mistress) and were distressed to learn that he had a cancerous tumor removed. The prognosis is excellent and it will not surprise me to see him and Sibylle strolling down the street five years from now. She in her walking shorts and vest, both of them with big smiles. The surgery was expensive and the economy has slowed her business but she will do anything for her remarkable companion. If you would like to greet them, come to the Fiesta del Perro this Saturday. They will be there from 11:00 AM until around 1:00 p.m., when Dodge will need to go home for a restorative nap. Speaking of Fiesta del Perro, it has been a long time in the making. Two and a half years ago, at a Rotary meeting, Jane Durant Jones and I were talking about possible fund raisers for our club. We both enjoy raising money with special events and needed something new to add to our major event, The Pacific Grove Auto Rally. “Ah, ha,” said Jane. “What about a dog show?” I found the idea appealing and the ball started to roll. My friend, Will Bullas, nationally acclaimed local artist and creator of whimsical creatures, was enthusiastic and agreed to do a painting which would be used for the poster. We assembled a fantastic committee (all Rotarians are fantastic in my eyes). We picked a title, and a date, the fifth of May, 2012. Little did we know (or remember) that this was the time of the SPCA’s Wag and Walk, and we were too involved when we found out to change things. It went off without a hitch and those who participated and attended had a great time, but the numbers were small. Some came for the “walk” but many who would have been there were simply tuckered out. Undeterred we determined to repeat the project, picking a date, that, hopefully, would have no major conflicts. Please mark your calendars for September 28 and the second Fiesta del Perro, to be held from 11:00 until 4:00 at Robert Down School, benefitting such activities as Smiles for Life, IHELP dinners, Polio Plus, Rotacare Clinic, Peace of Mind Dog Rescue and Animal Friends Rescue Project. There will be a children’s art show, with prizes for all from Judges Will Bullas and Don Livermore, “fun” dog judging, by Dr. Cynthia Nelson and Bullas, a pet parade, demonstrations of agility by Motive K9 Fitness, SPCA, D-Dog Agility, Zoom Room, Dance-A-Bulls, and Monterey County Search and Rescue, food, entertainment by The Wharf Rats, 23 booths and a fantastic silent auction, baskets of treasures from local pet venders and animal aficionados....  The original art work is presently in the window at Glen Gobel Custom Frames at 562 Lighthouse in Pacific Grove. Tickets available on line or at AFRP Treasure Shop at 160 Fountain, PG.0 It was created again by, Will Bullas,  Raffle tickets are available for a donation of $5.00 each or five for $20. The drawing will be the day of the Fiesta but winner need not be present. Information is available on line at Major sponsors to date: Rabobank, Carmel Holistic Veterinary, Coastal Canine Magazine, Landi Court Reporters, Monterey Animal Hospital, Big Sur Marathon, Bryan Farm Equipment, Quail Lodge Golf, Cedar Street Times, Will Bullas. Put on your walking shoes, bring your pet, or come for a delightful day and have a good time... For information please contact Jane Roland at 649-0657, 333-0491, or log to or Jane Roland – 649-0657 or  

Otter Views

T-shirts in the Fog

If the weekend’s equinox was a preview of coming attractions, then this should be a bountiful and benevolent autumn. An orange full moon rose like a Chinese lantern; the season’s first surf rolled in; sunshine and fog played footsie along the coast. It even rained some. The venerable Monterey Jazz Festival notched another successful year, presenting an amazing talent lineup and filling the peninsula with technicolor aloha shirts and little straw fedoras. Some fretted about falling attendance, but ticket fees rivaling major appliance prices should counteract that. Local football fans enjoyed a happier outcome with the upset-minded PG Breakers than the upset-prone San Francisco 49ers. Old, injured, and beset by DUI arrests, the Niners may join baseball’s hapless Giants in the losing column this year. But hope is equinoctial. Even as the Giants’ sun sank in the west, the gritty Oakland A’s rose in the East (Bay) to clinch another playoff berth. Out on the bay itself, the putative “American” boat in the America’s Cup ran several consecutive wins up the yardarm to narrow its gap with New Zealand. On some Lanai lanai, “Oracle” owner Larry Ellison could finally smile. Also smiling, or awaiting smiles, were Carmel Valley pumpkins piled up like Civil War cannonballs at Earthbound Farms. The pumpkins and other exotic gourds dazzled Saturday shoppers at the farm’s inaugural fall antique sale. A current TV ad shows a wife and a football fan competing for the husband’s attention. “No, he’s going antiquing with me!” the wife insists. If the Niners’ losing streak lengthens, regional antique sales should benefit. Many of those not antiquing, be-bopping or watching football over the weekend headed for the coast. On Sunday, I took a seaside walk to see what they were up to. My outing started with a glimpse of fogbound surfers awaiting sets at Point Pinos. The atmospherics added an element of surprise as ghostly surfers streaking across invisible waves suddenly became visible as they neared shore. It was like seeing a yogi manifest candy from the air. Across the street at the PG municipal links, golfers who could outhit the visibility had trouble tracking their drives. Luckily, lost balls were easily replaced from the trove exposed by shrinking water hazards. At one dry pond, curious ducks and marsh birds shared the cracked mud with hundreds of lost golf balls. You could almost sense the consternation. Should we sit on those? Will they hatch? Uphill at the driving range, the fog proved a blessing. One golfer happily sent dozens of wedge shots lofting into the mist without having to worry about where they landed, unless someone cried out. Like the other golfers I saw, he wore shorts and a tshirt. Sunday’s was a warm, dry, tropical fog. The marine layer finally retreated at Asilomar, revealing a beach full of families and a bay full of surfers. Lines of toddlers busily toting water buckets up the sand made me wonder if fire had broken out. Meanwhile, dogs of various sizes and pedigrees sniffed happily at great buffaloes of tangled kelp. The cats were all at home, preening in windowsills, delighted to have the day to themselves. My favorite Sunday scenes played out amid the smooth white sand and foamy surf of an unnamed beach near Bird Rock. There an enterprising little girl created what I can only surmise was a kelp and seaweed art form. Tipping her spout carefully, she watered two seagull feathers inserted at key positions in the work. Not far away, two young brothers in ball caps crouched expectantly on a boulder, waiting patiently for the sea to rush up and surround them. When it finally got there, they studied the swirling, sparkly water with the concentration of Antwerp diamond merchants. I’m guessing they’re not from around here. Out in the surf, a husky boy and his plucky parents braved the 58 degree combers without benefit of wet suits. Alternately laughing, splashing, shouting and submerging, the trio employed a battery of flotation toys in a prolonged bid to ride the waves. The favorite was a big plastic orca the mother had bought that morning at Safeway. With its smiling face and big blue eyes, this inflatable cetacean looked adorable but proved as ornery as a rodeo bull. After watching the orca repeatedly toss the boy and his father into churning whitewater, the mom squeezed her head and shoulders into a plastic inner tube and worked it down around her hips. Thus buoyed and stabilized, she rode the whale flawlessly into shore. By the time I headed back to PG, the sun was blazing in a clear blue sky, and the fog had retreated to wherever it goes. Pelicans formed long Vs overhead, and that little girl kept watering those feathers.

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Times • Page 21

Blessing the Sanctuary, Welcoming the Butterflies

On Sunday.Sept. 22 a number of monarch enthuisiasts gathered at the Pacific Grove Butterfly Sanctuary to participate in a ceremony to bless the sanctuary, dispel any evil spirits and ill feelings, and prepare it for the return of the monarch butterflies. The butterflies are expected any day now, and a scout has been reported in Monterey. Speaking at the ceremony were butterfly steward Bob Pacelli; Ohlone-Castanoan-Esselen Tribal Chairwoman Louise Ramirez; and Khenpo Karten Rinpoche. Right: Ramirez offered gifts to dignitaries like Mayor Bill Kampe. Below left: Holding hands in a circle, participants await the blessing. Below right: Rinpoche chants a Buddhist blessing.

Above right: Louise Ramirez prepares herself for the smudging portion of the ceremony. Right: Rinpoche tosses flowers.

Left: Louise Ramirez describes how the smoke was to be distributed. Below: The tribe made a scarf for Helen Johnson, who originated the idea of the blessing. At right: partipants receive the smoke.

Photos by Peter Nichols


Times • September 27, 2013

Consider Bamboo the winter storm hid in the bamboo grove and quieted away.

NOAA assists reopening of Pacific Grove’s emergency hyperbaric chamber

Dana Goforth

Diggin’ It

Matsuo Basho 1644–1694, Japanese Haiku Master


I was kneeling in front of a tomato plant, looking for the source of the black crumbles that covered one stem when someone walked in my backyard. Not an easy thing to do since the gate was closed and locked. Peering between the plants, I saw a little, old Asian lady dressed in a faded, floral smock and a tattered blue sweater. Her short hair was mostly white and she was carrying a plastic bag with the red Safeway logo stamped on the side. As I watched her, she purposely headed to the large clump of bamboo that separated my yard from the neighbors and pulled out a two-foot machete from the deceptive smock. As I stood up, I pulled my twoinch Felco pruners from my holster and said “Hello.” It was late spring but the tomato plants were huge and everything else in my garden was thriving. Including the bamboo as evidenced with the new shoots emerging in the basement, the hot tub deck, and in the downstairs bathroom. I cautiously approached the lady who magically appeared, and smiled. I wasn’t too worried because I was about twice as tall, but that machete… She smiled back, which was a good sign. Apparently, she was known in town to visit any bamboo grove and harvest the ‘culm’s’ or shoots in the spring. I pointed to the errant shoots poking out of the deck, hoping she would clean them up. She shook her head and said “No good.” With her shiny cleaver, she pointed to the short shoots peeking out of the ground. “These.” she said and skillfully whacked one free. My first lesson in bamboo harvesting.

The Botany

Bamboo is a monocot of the true grass Poaceae family and is of the woody Bambuseae tribe. Giant bamboos can grow up to seven inches in diameter and are the largest members of the grass family. The main stem of any bamboo is called a culm or shoot when it emerges from the ground. The culm is made up of solid, jointed segments called nodes. Internodes is the space between the nodes and is hollow in most species. Branching mainly occurs at the nodes and is varied in their numbers, length, and color. Bamboo foliage leaves grow at different intervals along the branches depending on the species. Culms also have leaves but their primary purpose is to protect the shoot as it grows. Eventually, these secondary leaves dry up and fall away. Beneath the soil, rhizomes transport water and nutrients, anchor the plant and store food. There are two types of rhizomes; Leptomorph rhizomes can grow many feet in a season and have numerous culms, and Pachymorph rhizomes, which will grow into one shoot. Bamboo is native to many countries including Africa, South American, but most notably, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Japan.


Bamboo is extremely versatile and has been used by generations for numerous purposes, most notably as construction material. Because bamboo grows rapidly, some timber species grow over three feet in one day, molds can be made to shape the new shoots for specific purposes. Square bamboo timbers are common. Recently, bamboo flooring has become an international rage when designing ecofriendly buildings. In Chinese medicine,

To really impress your gardening friends, look beyond the leaf for color. Bamboo stems are much more lively. Black Cherry (Fargesia sp. 'Jiuzhaigou' 4) stems age to a deep wine color with purple and red branches. In shade, the culms of Himalayan Blue (Himalayacalamus hookerianus) have a stunning bluegrey coating, and Alphonse Karr (Bambusa mulitples) has yellow stems with irregular green stripes that can turn red in the sun. A quiet stunner is Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) with a lovely leaf structure and does quite well in large, containers as a background for other plants.


bamboo is uses for healing infections and bamboo charcoal is said to relieve joint pain. Paper, kitchen utensils (duh), musical instruments, woven baskets and even as cooking vessels are some of the more common products available. I love my chopsticks but I’ve found that bamboo cutting boards dull my knives fast. Recently, bamboo clothing has become popular, but since bamboo fibers cannot be made into traditional yarns and the cloth is actually a chemically-produced rayon.

Your Bamboo

With more than 500 bamboo species, subspecies, varieties and cultivars, choosing a plant can be daunting. First, ask yourself if you want a running (leptomorph rhizome) or clumping (pachymorph rhizome) plant. If you choose a running bamboo, be prepared, you run the risk of confronting a machete-wielding old lady in the spring. Clumping bamboos are easier to control and do well in containers. Next question: Height? In the right environment, some bamboos will reach over 60 feet in height. Dwarf bamboo’s such as Dwarf Whitestripe (Pleioblastus fortunei) and many sasa species are excellent ground covers (running type but easily managed). An added bonus is that several dwarf bamboos have beautiful, variegated leaves and do well under large trees. Some bamboos grow tall and straight while others like Mexican Weeping (Otatea acuminate aztecorum) will create a graceful arch up to 15’. Native to China and Japan, the genus Phyllostachys make up the classic, open bamboo groves and do well as barriers or living fences. Clumping Fargesia spps. also make beautiful hedges and range from 8’ to 16’. An added bonus; this type of bamboo is the food preferred by giant pandas… Just saying.

Believe it or not, bamboos are very sensitive to heat, humidity, and sunlight. While they might survive in a less than optimal environment, they will not thrive. Additionally, some bamboos such as Tibetan Princess (Himalayacalamus microphyllus) and Water Bamboo (Phyllostachys heteroclada 'Purpurata') do well in a waterscape. On our foggy coast, Semiarundinaria yamadorii (no common name) and Green Onion (Pseudosasa japonica 'Tsutsumiana') are both salt and extreme cold tolerant. Finally, many bamboos are native to extremely high altitudes and thrive in brittle temperatures. Choosing bamboo for your garden, like any plant, takes time and research. I found bamboo especially interesting because of all the cool nuances inherent to the species.


Several common plants disguise themselves as the lofty bamboo. Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) and Heaveny Bamboo (Nandina domestica) are the most recognizable. Here are several things to look for in the real deal: 1. Must have solid nodes and almost always hollow internodes. 2. Never has bark. 3. Rarely flowers and never any flower petals. 4. If a bamboo does flower, the fruits are like grains and never soft fruit.

Day Trip

I love bamboo! When I discovered there was a bamboo nursery nearby, I was in heaven. Bamboo Giant is a funky, family owned nursery on 31 acres in Aptos. They claim to have the largest display of timber bamboo in North America. I don’t know if that’s true but they cultivate many of their plants and are very knowledgeable. There is a lovely, outdoor koi pond with a viewing gazebo and a footpath that winds through a giant bamboo forest. If you go, pray for wind: The timber talks! I have been there several times and have yet to see anyone welding a machete. Dana Goforth lives in Pacific Grove with 5 long haired cats and an awesome vacuum cleaner. She is a writer, artist, and gardener. Her latest book, Hollow Reed Reiki I, was published last year. You can find out more about Dana at www.

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and partners reopened August 3 the Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber located at the Pine Avenue fire station. The chamber, which is used to treat scuba divers with decompression sickness, closed in June, 2012 due to lack of funding, insurance matters and the need for repairs, creating a significant safety concern for central California SCUBA divers. “The sanctuary and our partners conduct dive operations routinely, and this is the only multi-lock emergency chamber for treating diving accidents between Fairfield and Santa Catalina Island,” said Paul Michel, sanctuary superintendent. Multi-lock chambers contain an airlock that allows medical personnel and equipment to pass in and out of the pressurized treatment chamber and are critical for treating an unconscious or injured patient with acute hyperbaric trauma. There are only three such chambers in coastal California. In March, the sanctuary hosted a meeting of interested parties and collaborated with dive community volunteers, the City of Pacific Grove, regional marine science and education partners, the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation, sanctuary advisory council members, and several National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offices to help reopen the facility. The sanctuary arranged for two specialists from the NOAA Dive Center in Seattle to assist chamber operators in completing repairs and maintenance on the chamber. All divers are advised to have a written dive accident management plan on hand that includes information about the local emergency medical system and nearest emergency hyperbaric chamber. The presence of a multi-lock emergency hyperbaric chamber nearby and available 24 hours a day is a significant safety advantage for dive operations. “The Pacific Grove Hyperbaric Chamber exists due to the devotion of a group of steadfast volunteers and support from the City of Pacific Grove, providing an important service to all central California divers,” Michel said. “The sanctuary commends them and the members of the diving community who have pledged annual financial support for the chamber.” The Monterey Bay sanctuary stretches along 276 miles of the central California coast and encompasses 6,094 square miles of ocean waters. The public is invited to free tours of the hyperbaric chamber in Pacific Grove during the Monterey Fire Department Safety Fair on Sat., Oct. 12.

Sat. Oct. 12 Fire Dept. Safety Fair 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Grove Station 600 Pine Ave.

Hyperbaric Chamber Tours Static Equipment Display Monterey Fire Station, 600 Pacific St. Auto Extrication Child Safety Seat Inspection Urban Search & Rescue Demonstrations Carmel Fire Station 6th Ave. btwn. Mission & San Carlos Auto Extrication Demonstration Community Preparedness Fair Free hot dogs, drinks and fun educational safety information

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Times • Page 23

Kayakers, Boaters Beware of Getting Close To Feeding Whales

Volunteer for Monarchs! Monarch docent volunteers are needed for the 2013-2014 monarch season.

Monarch docents volunteer at the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary where they assist guests from around the world explore the wonder of our wintering monarchs population and provide interpretive information about the butterflies. No knowledge of monarch butterflies is required to become a docent, as training is provided. What is required is a passion to learn and share nature with guests of all ages.

During the past few days, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary staff have received many reports of vessels (even paddle boards and kayaks) encroaching on humpback whales within Monterey Bay. Whales are following an influx of prey into the bay, and when this prey comes inshore, so do the whales. Other marine mammals are also pursuing these prey fish. Approaching humpback whales too closely can be dangerous for humans and whales alike. The whales are focused on feeding, which can often be a violent, highenergy activity. Humpbacks often herd schools of fish to the surface of the water and lunge through the schools with their mouths open, catching the fish in their baleen as the whales rise out of the water. Boaters should give such whales a wide berth. Just one adult humpback whale can weigh as much as 105,000 pounds (52 tons). Being struck by one of these whales while sitting on the surface of the water would be tantamount to being struck by a moving freight train. Aside from the very real risks to human health and safety, drawing too close to whales can have harmful effects on the whales themselves and can disrupt important feeding behavior. Interfering with this feeding could put the whales at risk of not getting enough food to sustain them. Propellers, bowsprits, line, and other boating gear can damage or entangle whales. Impacts with recreational or commercial boats can cause internal bleeding and damage for whales. 
It is important that the public not crowd or surround these animals. Boaters should stay 100 yards to the side of transiting whales and should not cross in front of them, pursue them from behind, or surround them. Never position a vessel over or near feeding whales. If approached by a whale, a vessel’s captain should disengage the drive system and drift until the whale moves away. Marine Wildlife Viewing Guidelines <> for observing marine mammals are available from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has regulations protecting marine mammals, including Humpback whales, from harassment or injury. Federal and state law enforcement officials will investigate harassment and disturbance incidents. Fines can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars and can be imposed, regardless of the person’s intent. 
”I urge the boating and recreational communities to help the sanctuary protect the whales by giving them the space they need to feed and by reporting whale harassment or injury to the NOAA Enforcement Hotline at 1-800-853-1964,” said
Paul Michel, Superintendent Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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If you are interested in becoming a monarch docent, please attend this informational meeting:

Saturday, October 12, 11:00am

This meeting will be held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History at 165 Forest Ave. in Pacific Grove. If you have any questions, please contact the Museum at or (831) 648-5716 ext. 20.

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Times • September 27, 2013

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242 Lobos Avenue

Pacific Grove Voila! 7,100 sq. ft. vacant, level lot on a quiet cul-de-sac with preliminary plans available for 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,850 sq. ft. home. Great location in Del Monte Park by Trader Joe’s and Pebble Beach. Majestic oak trees add to the appeal of this special property.

Monterey This New Monterey cottage provides a sweet opportunity for any buyer. Located in a great neighborhood on Forest Hill featuring two bedrooms and one bath with a nice fenced yard. Close to all! Stop in and see us at one of our open houses this weekend!

Pacific Grove This charming, historic 4-plex is located on an oversized, street to street lot only two blocks to downtown and has unlimited potential for those with imagination. Convert units A & B into a beautiful owner’s unit and rent out the other two!

Offered at $295,000

Offered at $449,000

Offered at $750,000



Shawn Quinn (831) 236-4318

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Pebble Beach This 50’s mid-century modern 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with 1/1 guest unit features an Inglenook fireplace in a spacious great room with ceiling to floor windows that showcase the captivating views of the Pacific Ocean across Spanish Bay Golf Course. Deane

Ramoni (831) 917-6080

Bill Bluhm (831) 277-2782 SOL



2893 17 Mile Drive

Offered at $1,299,900

Al Borges (831) 236-4935


237 Hawthorne Street

1208 Lawton Avenue

Monterey Vintage 2 bedroom, 2 bath New Monterey cottage. Perched above Cannery Row, this remodel features high ceilings, new hardwood floors, custom maple cabinets, stainless appliances, and new windows. Large back yard. Modern conveniences in this classic setting.

Pacific Grove This conveniently located 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath ocean view home features a reverse floor plan, wide open living and dining areas, remodeled kitchen, French doors, tiled deck, large master suite with walk-in closet and a two car garage.

Offered at $579,000


T.J. Bristol (831) 521-3131

open houSe liSting - SepteMber 27th - 30th Carmel $397,000 1BR/1BA Open Sun 1-3 81 Del Mesa Carmel X C. Valley Rd. Ellen Gannon 831-333-6244

Monterey $449,000 2BR/1BA Open Sat 1:30-4 739 Jessie St. X Prescott Ave. Shawn Quinn 831-236-4318

Pacific Grove $625,000 2BR/2BA Open Sun 1-4 431 Bishop Ave. X Forest Ave. Shawn Quinn 831-236-4318

Monterey $349,500 2BR/1BA Open Fri 1-3 Sat 1-3 300 Glenwood Cir.#285 X Aguajito T.J. Bristol 831-521-3131

Monterey $449,000 2BR/1BA Open Sun 11-1 739 Jessie St. X Prescott Ave. Betty Pribula 831-647-1158

Pacific Grove $625,000 2BR/2BA Open Mon 2-5 431 Bishop Ave. X Forest Ave. Ricardo Azucena 831-917-1849

Monterey $349,500 2BR/1BA Open Sun 2-4 300 Glenwood Cir.#285 X Aguajito Piper Loomis 831-402-2884

Pacific Grove $625,000 2BR/2BA Open Sat 1-3 431 Bishop Ave. X Forest Ave. Piper Loomis 831-402-2884

Pebble Beach $1,299,900 3BR/3BA Open Sat 1-3 Sun 1-3 2893 17 Mile Dr. X Elk Run Deane Ramoni 831-917-6080

Arleen Hardenstein (831) 915-8989

Market SnapShot (as of Sept 24, 2013) Pacific Grove Single Family

Number of Properties

Median Price

Current Inventory


$885,000 $1,168,168


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