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“Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” Golden Bough Theatre 7:30 PM , 2 PM, $7.50-$20 622-0100
Sat. Apr. 6
Free Lecture on Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 10AM-1PM Embassy Suites Lunch included 831-620-1699
50 years ago - Page 5
• Sat., Apr. 6
Artist Reception Carmel Art Assoc. Gallery 6-8 PM, Free 624-6176
• Sat. & Sun. Apr.6-7 Auditions for “Hamlet” Carmel Youth Ctr. Noon-3 PM, Free 419-0917
• Sat. April 6
First Saturday Book Sale Pacific Grove Public Library Noon-5 PM •
Sat., Apr. 6
HistoricWharf Walk Fisherman’s Wharf 10 AM-Noon, $20/$15 521-3304 •
Sat., Apr. 6
“The Inherited Heart” Bill Minor and Friends 559 Tyler St., Monterey 2:30 PM, Free 333-0383 •
Sat., Apr. 6-May 25 Grief Support Group Westland House Register by Mar. 27 12:30-2 PM, Free 649-7758 •
Sun. Apr. 7
“Street of the Sardine” Museum of Monterey 3 PM, $5/$10 595-4570
Mon. Apr. 8 & 15
“Boomer Education 101” Monterey Library 5:30-7 PM, Free 646-5602 •
Tue. Apr. 9
Erin Inglish Concert Dennis Murphy Music School 7 PM, $15/ $10 920-1310 •
Wed., Apr. 10
“How Cannery Row Shaped Monterey” Gentrain Lecture MPC Lecture Forum 103
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April 5-11, 2013
Your Community NEWSpaper
City staff proposes capital mprovements to go with new budget
Vol. V, Issue 29
Then...and 50 years later
In 1962, the First United Methodist Church, a founding church in Pacific Grove, realized they’d outgrown their Assembly Hall on Lighthouse and began a new campus on Sunset, called by many “the Butterfly Church” because of the beautiful stained glass windows in the sanctuary. The public is invited to join members on Sun., April 7 as they celebrate 50 years at 915 Sunset Dr. Worship will be at 10 a.m. and from 2 – 4, there will be an Open House and Ice Cream Social. This will include guided tours of the campus, an opportunity to see many Christian symbols, an historical slide show and display, door prizes, and a youth bake sale. Story on Page 5.
Recognizing the sometimes extreme needs which exist within the city’s borders, city staff has identified capital projects for the city for the next five years in advance of budget discussions which begin soon. A glance at the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) list shows that the bulk of the projects are public works-oriented and that some apply to crumbling infrastructure, long in need of attention, as well as cosmetic repairs such as exterior paint at City Hall and on street lamps. Landscaping work, some lighting and signage on the Rec Trail are listed as well among the proposed 47 items. The staff report, by financial manager Tony McFarlane, notes that the city is looking at such overdue projects as vehicle replacement, a hood for the kitchen at Chautauqua Hall, a heater for the Community Center and the Library (the broken
See CIP Page 2
Superintendent, Adult School Principal hopeful administration will remain with K-12 districts
Dr. Ralph Porras, Pacific Grove Unified School District Superintendent, was one of more than 600 school administrators representing 19 regions who attended the thirtieth annual Legislative Action Day in Sacramento on March 18. A major thrust of the meetings held was to oppose Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to remove jurisdiction and operation of adult schools from K-12 districts and hand them over to community colleges. Ad well as keeping jurisdiction at the local K-12 level, icing on the cake for K-12 districts would be the pass-through of $300 million in new funding promised to community colleges meant to fund adult education there. Along with the other members of the Association California School Administrators, Porras believes that the K-12 districts, which have been handling the adult school responsibilities all along, are better capable of continuing to administrate the programs and that community colleges, which have other mandates, are not familiar with the needs of adult education students. A particular concern was the timeline: The governor’s plan proposes that everything be in place by the beginning of the fall semester. Craig Beller, principal of Pacific Grove Adult School, agrees with the administrators and says that the thrust of the program here is aimed at older adults and at parents and preschoolers, which is not the mandate of community colleges. Members of the Association of California School Administrators met with head consultants and chiefs of staff of many California state legislators, including the deputy of the Speaker of the House and consultants for State Sen. Bill Monning and Assemblymembers Mark Stone and Luis Alejo. The message ACSA members left with the consultants at the state level was that the association is adamantly opposed to the Governor’s proposal on adult education. Subsequently, the state Assembly subcommittees rejected the governor’s proposal which, the ACSA believes, means that the governor will have to go back to the drawing board as his proposal would be voted down by the entire Assembly should it go before them as it stands right now. Beller affirms that the district, and the Carmel District of which he is also principal, have no intention of closing down adult education programs at either facility, despite
See ADULT SCHOOL Page 2
Ceremony to mark intersection opening
The City of Pacific Grove is proud to announce the completion of the Lighthouse and Forest Avenue Intersection Improvement Project. The official grand opening celebration will take place at 10 a.m. on April 10, 2013 at the intersection in downtown Pacific Grove. Said Tom McMahon, Chairman of the PGBID, “The Downtown Improvement Committee consisting of Scott Hall, Richard Steres and Jeanne Byrne should be commended for their hard work and dedication in seeing this project to fruition. This would not have been possible without the generous bequest of Jeannette McIndoo. The citizens of, and visitors to Pacific Grove are going to be extremely pleased with the outcome of the improvements and enhancements.” The grand opening ceremony will feature City of Pacific Grove Mayor Bill Kampe driving the symbolic first car through the intersection. There will also be speakers, music and light refreshments.
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Times • April 5, 2013 pSCHOOL From Page 1 funding lacks. He believes that there is still a small amount that could be cut, and that student participation in costs could be increased enough to make the difference. In Carmel, the adult school program is largely leisure learning, with a number of art classes. In Pacific Grove, older adult students receive enrichment along with skills. GED students amd English Language Learners form a large part of the student body as well. Parents’ Place, the parent-child learning program, is a longterm program not currently offered at the community college level. A meeting of the State Senate committees is set for April 11 and the hope is that they, too, will reject the governor’s proposal ahead of the May Revision, due on or about May 15, 2013.
1:30-2:30 PM, Free 646-4224 •
Thu., Apr. 11-May 16
Creative Writing Workshop Sally Griffin Ctr. 1-3 PM, Free 646-4058 •
Fri., Apr. 12
Art Opening Reception PG Art Center 7-9 PM, Free 375-2208 •
Sat.-Sun. Apr. 14-15 Quilters Guild Show Chautauqua Hall 10 AM-5 PM $7, Children Free 375-4453 •
Feast of Lanterns 2013 “Lighting the Way”
Applications now available
Applications for the Royal Court of the 2013 Feast of Lanterns are due Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by 6 pm. Prior to the application deadline is the Parent/Guardian Information Meeting. One parent/guardian of each applicant should attend this presentation regarding Royal Court rules and expectations with the applicant. The Information Meeting will be held at the Pacific Grove Community Center on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Applications are available online at feast-of-lanterns.org or at the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce. Applications may be submitted online (please make sure to hit the “submit” button), dropped off at the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce or mailed to Feast of Lanterns, PO Box 809, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-0809. Any mailed applications must be postmarked by April 10, 2013. If you submit online, please follow up with a short email to Joni Birch, Royal Court Selection Chair at vice-president@ email@example.com and include your name and phone number. Applications from the Chamber of Commerce will be picked up on April 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm. The Board wishes best of luck to all applicants and looks forward to seeing the girls and parents at the meeting this Monday.
See the new
Wed. Apr. 17
“End of Paganism in Ancient Egypt” Gentrain Lecture MPC Lecture Forum 103 1:30-2:30 PM, Free
• Thu., Apr. 18
“A History of the Body” CSUMB World Theater 7:30 PM, Free 582-4676 •
Sat. Apr. 20
Lecture on Exhibiting Artwork PG Art Center 2-4 PM, $30
Sat. Apr. 20
Lecture on Exhibiting Artwork PG Art Center 2-4 PM, $30 322-1200 •
Mon., Apr. 22
Nuclear Threats Lecture World Affairs Council Rancho Canada Golf Club 11:30 AM-2 PM, $25/ $35 643-1855 •
Wed., Apr. 17
Celtic Band Litha St. Mary’s Church 7 PM, $15/ $5 224-3819 •
pCIP From Page 1
at 612 Lighthouse Ave in Pacific Grove Art Walk and Artist Reception Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6:00-9:00 PM
heater at Chautauqua Hall is on this year’s list), upgrade of 10-year-old software, and restroom repair at Lovers Point, Washington Park and the police station. While not currently budgeting for complete replacement of the now virtually nonexistent street lights in the Candy Cane Lane area, the CIP calls for a study of alternatives for the area, which Public Works Director Mike Zimmer says may include a solar array for the neighborhood at 60 percent of the cost of electric light replacement. Broken lights on Forest Avenue uphill from Sinex Avenue are not included, either, because Zimmer says many of them are PG&E’s fixtures and not the city’s. The $5,661,000 list includes the annual slurry sealing of local streets. At $2,500,000 it is easily the most expensive project. The second most expensive project is repair of the seawall at Berwick Park, estimated at $1,500,000. Sidewalk repair is another costly annual project, estimated to cost $210,000 over the next five years. The CIP is not an appropriation of funds, but rather a method of supporting the budget planning process through evaluation of needs and costs. McFarlane stated in the staff report that the list was also drawn in a way that supports the City Council’s stated goals of developing an alternative water supply, creating business vitality, and rebuilding the City’s infrastructure.
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Week ending 04-04-13.................................... .64 Total for the season......................................11.45 To date last year (04-06-12).......................... 8.84 Cumulative average to this date.................. 16.90 Wettest year............................................................. 47.15 during rain year 07-01-97 through 06-30-98 Driest year.................................................................. 9.87 during rain year 07-01-75 through 06-30-76
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Distracted Driving Awareness Month Pacific Grove Police will be actively ticketing drivers who text and drivers holding cell phones As part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Pacific Grove Police Department will actively ticket those texting or operating hand-held cell phones on April 3, 2013. Drivers who break the law and place themselves and others in danger will be cited with no warnings. The current minimum ticket cost is $159, with subsequent tickets costing at least $279. Last April, more than 57,000 tickets were written statewide for texting and hand-held cell use, There were nearly 450,000 convictions over the year 2012. Whether it’s a ticket or a crash, as the campaign theme states, “It’s Not Worth It!” Distracted driving is a serious safety concern that puts everyone on the road at risk. In recent years, hundreds have been killed and thousands seriously injured in California as a result of collisions that involved at least one driver who was distracted. Nationally, an estimated 3,331 died in 2011. As a result, law enforcement across the state, including Pacific Grove Police department, are increasingly cracking down on cell phone use and texting. This April will see more than 225 local agencies plus the California Highway Patrol conducting zero tolerance enforcements.
Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. Young, inexperienced drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distractionrelated fatal crashes. In addition, studies show that texting while driving can delay a driver’s reaction tim just as severely as having a blood alcohol content of a legally drunk driver. Studies also show that there is no difference in the risks between hands-free and hand-held cell phone conversation, both of which can result in “inattention blindness: which occurs when the brain isn’t seeing what is clearly visible because the drivers focus on the phone conversation and not on the road. When over one third of your brain’s functioning that ought to be concentrating on your driving gets moved over to cell phone talking, you can become a cell phone “zombie.” To avoid a distracted driving ticket or a crash, Pacific Grove Police Department offers drivers the following tips: • Turn off your phone and/or put it out of reach while driving. • Include in your outgoing message that you can’t answer while you are driving. • Don’ call or text anyone at a time when you think they may be driving.
Phone scam warning from Pacific Grove Police Department
The Pacific Grove Police department and other local law enforcement agencies have received reports of an attempted phone scam following a similar pattern. Males and/or females with an East Indian (or similar) accident have called the potential victims identifying themselves as officials with the Attorney General, California Highway Patrol, or other law enforcement agencies. The scammers state the victim is a suspect in fraud, tax evasion or other criminal activity and demand money be sent or criminal charges will be filed against them. To date, the Pacific Grove Police Department is not aware of any completion of the scam. The Pacific Grove Police Department reminds residents to be aware of this and other potential scams. Personal identifying information such as Social Security numbers, bank account information, or credit card information should not be given to unverified sources over the phone or the Internet. If you have any information regarding this type of incident, please contact the Pacific Grove Police Department at 831-648-3143.
County DA implements new misdemeanor diversion program District Attorney Dean Flippo announced today that his office will be implementing a new Pre-filing Misdemeanor Diversion Program effective April 1. Corrective Solutions, who also administers the Monterey County District Attorney’s Bad Check Program, will provide an educational program for persons accused of committing certain low level misdemeanor offenses in lieu of court prosecution. Eligible defendants will pay a modest fee and upon successful completion, will not face a criminal conviction. The implementation of AB 109 Realignment has presented significant challenges to the partners in the criminal justice system to reexamine how we can be more effective. Overcrowded jails and a projected increase in cases involving defendants who previously had been the responsibility of the state, are just a few of the issues the program is an attempt to address. Each District Attorney’s Office determines what crimes they consider for pre-filing diversion. The eligible offenses selected for the program are as follows: Minor in possession of alcohol;
transportation of less than one ounce of marijuana; possession of controlled substance paraphernalia; possession of fireworks; drunk in public; driving without a license; driving on a suspended license when the suspension is not related to a serious driving offense; minor in possession of alcohol while driving; minor in possession of marijuana while driving. Conditions of eligibility are as follows: 1) Be accused only of an eligible offense and no other violations. 2) Not have any prior felony convictions or not have two or more misdemeanor convictions. 3) Have no prior convictions or diversions for the same offense. 4) Not be on probation. 5) Not currently be in the pre-filing diversion program or be court referred to any other diversion program. 6) Not currently have any criminal charge pending. 7) Have a valid residential address or phone contact. The program has been implemented by District Attorneys in several counties including Merced, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Sonoma and Tulare.
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Marge Ann Jameson
Cop log 3-23-13-3/29/13 Stolen vehicles
From 6th Street. Really stolen, not borrowed – all keys accounted for. A pickup truck was stolen from Grove Acre. An abandoned vehicle on Melton Place turned out to have been stolen from Salinas.
From unlocked vehicle on Monterey Ave. TLC. From an unlocked vehicle on Crest Ave. TLC. Grand theft from a vehicle on Melrose Place. TLC.
Theft from a hotel room on Asilomar Blvd. Diamond wedding rings and an expensive shaver were stolen.
More stolen stuff
A bicycle was stolen on Sunset.
Yet more stolen stuff
A woman on Sunset reported that someone had entered her garage and stolen some things.
If you’re going to do a smash and grab, don’t cut yourself
Someone smashed a window at a business on Forest. Items were stolen. DNA was collected.
Nobody home but the mailman
A landlord noticed a person in his tenant’s house. Knowing the tenant was out of town, he called the police. Tenant was contacted and said it might have been her exboyfriend. Turned out it was the mailman.
A bicyclist fell off his bicycle on Sunset and had to be airlifted due to injuries. Witnesses said there was no collision, that he just fell off. Police storing the bicycle.
Credit card fraud
Forest Ave. 17 Mile Dr. Fraudulent use of 76 card. Credit card used fraudulently in Fresno.
A man called a woman who lives on Gate St. and told her he was from the attorney general’s office and that if she didn’t pay some money she’d be arrested for fraud. She knew better. The attorney general’s office is aware of this scam going around.
Probably not a scam
A man says he found a job on Craig’s List for a teacher at a not-yet-opened charter school. He gave the interviewer a copy of his teaching certificate, which had his Social Security number on it, and later thought the better of it. He retrieved the certificate copy. The interviewer is a local person and provided the police officer with all the information needed.
Baby stroller but no baby found
500 block of Pine Ave.
Marijuana but no smoker found
Found on Forest, turned in to PD, logged in for destruction.
A cab driver called 9-1-1 because a drunken fare fell on the sidewalk after exiting his cab. She had vomited on her clothing and struggled with fire/AMR when they responded, but they got her off to CHOMP due to the possibility of injury.
Reckless driver reported and found parked, slumped behind the wheel. Natalie Triplett Best was booked.
Possible child molestation
Report forwarded to Monterey.
Bark bark bark
On Shell Ave. Ongoing problem.
Chase chase chase
Three dogs got away from their owner and chased a jogger. He received a scratch on his leg.
County Conservator advise three people living on a property on Laurel. They left voluntarily, but two of them came back and were once again told to leave. They said they didn’t want any problems. Animal Control took possession of five animals and took them back to where they were adopted from.
Look for someone with dirty fingernails
A planter was stolen on Carmel Ave.
A person on Shafter reported annoying text messages received in Spanish.
Bonfire not so bon
A bonfire burn was located in the woods with four folding chairs from PGHS found. They had graffitti about marijuana, swastikas, and police officers. There was also evidence of alcohol. CDF is investigating. Pictures were shared with the high school officials.
Someone reported a suspicious person on 17 Mile Dr. HMA, 5’9”, 200 Lbs., mustache, tattoos under right ear and on calf, wearing shorts, beige backpack. Not from here.
Suspicious cupcake wrapper
A person on Coral St. said that when he went out to get his paper he found a cupcake wrapper and some silk petals in his yard and doesn’t know how they got there. Requested close patrol.
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High Hats & Parasols Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding.
The News … from 100 years ago. Mayor returns
Mayor J. P. Pryor has returned from Los Angeles where he attended the Conference of the Confederation of Real Estate Agents. While there, our mayor was made director of the conference. Pryor’s special focus is using real estate to build communities.
Roosevelt defies assassin
With a bullet lodged in his right chest, fired by a would-be assassin as Roosevelt emerged from his hotel on the way to the auditorium where the colonel was scheduled to be the principal speaker. Colonel Roosevelt had folded the manuscript of his remarks into a breast pocket where the paper partially blocked the low caliber bullet. In the pocket, Roosevelt also carried a spectacle’s case which helped the folded-paper to foil the bullet. The Colonel refused immediate medical help and made his way to the assembly where he delivered his speech without difficulty. After finishing his speech, Colonel Roosevelt accepted treatment and retired to his private railroad car to rest. Colonel Roosevelt’s name is being widely whispered as a presidential candidate.
said that even though nothing will be done until the breakwater is finished, project completion is planned for 1915. The General also said the Presidio passed inspection with flying colors.
Operation a success
Mrs. Kohler was recently taken to a San Francisco hospital suffering from enflamed appendicitis. Last week it was necessary to perform surgery. This week we are pleased to report that Mrs. Kohler is improving nicely.
Tidbits from here and there …
• The Winston Café is now reopened after extensive remodeling. Everything is neat and clean; food delicious. Outstanding cooks. Serving three meals daily. D. W. Damewood, proprietor. • Bicycles and guns for rent at Roy Wright’s hardware. • The Climax Furniture Store is offering surprisingly low prices on area rugs, 9 x 11. All grades cloth are included. • Wyeth and Gurnow, grocers, offer fresh fish, caught daily. • Mrs. N. R. Burlingame is planning a trip to San Jose to visit a friend. She will be away several weeks.
And the cost is …
• A subscription to the Pacific Grove Review now costs 40¢ per month. Published every day except Sunday. • Campers! Get your bread in special parchment paper wrappings. Twelve loaves for $1. • Sanitarium treatment rooms include Nautim baths, massage, vapor spray, and salt glow. Service for women and children only. Our treatment will make you beautiful. $2.50 for ½ day. 135 Sixteenth. • Don’t walk. It’s hard work. Buy a bicycle at Wright’s Hardware. American Flyers are just $45, this week.
Social event happens
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Steiner entertained a few friends after a dinner honoring his regularly-scheduled return to the Grove on business. The entertainment largely consisted of musical selections performed by local high school students. All of the guests were close friends of the family.
Mrs. Carrington’s students show off
The entertainment presented by Mrs. Carrington’s students, most of them present, a few from the past, proved extraordinary. The Colonial Theater had been retained as the show’s venue, and it proved up to the task. Performers worthy of special mention include a duo by a couple of children, ages 3 and 5, this brother and sister combo made up of Fran and Fay Murphy performing a character song which brought the audience to its feet. All the numbers were well-prepared and showed the careful-training and performance-orientation of Mrs. Carrington. The Civic Club of Pacific Grove has arranged for a social on Thursday night in the club house. Plans include refreshments and plenty of games. Single guests may meet someone interesting. A fine musical program will be presented. Dancing. Admission is 15¢ per couple or 10¢ for a single.
Warner to make home in Grove
Mr. H. R. Warner, who is the manager of the Hotel Del Monte, has purchased a 4 ½ tract in the Grove. After being questioned about his intentions, Warner said that he planned to build a spacious home on the parcel. No doubt this will be one of the most chic and handsome homes in the Grove.
Salinas excursion set
The Progressive Republicans of Pacific Grove and Monterey are arranging for a trek to Salinas on Tuesday, next. The purpose of the journey is to give those who participate the opportunity to hear Charles S. Wheeler, a talented speaker, present the Progressive cause as it exists at various points in California. Mr. Wheeler is considered the best orator on the west coast. he fee for the journey is $1. Buy your own food and extras.
Real estate opportunities
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
Charles Norton, Realtor, invites you to improve your status by investing in real estate. Properties available for as little as 10% down. One farm is listed at $3,000. Mortgage is paid off except for about $1,000. Balance due. Cottages and doll houses for sale at off-season prices. Get on the way to making yourself a millionaire.
Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-394-5712
At this week’s meeting to discuss a windbreak, there seemed to be a unanimous feeling of animosity for the idea. W. H. Flitcher advocated purchase of land for a park with playground equipment, but not one red cent for a windbreak. He suggested that in a wind strong enough to matter, the windbreak trees would all blow down. C. K. Tuttle said the purchase of land for a park should be accomplished before playground equipment is considered. The Rev. Joseph Wilkes said that he stood against a windbreak, but favored a park. He said the city funds left over from construction of a storm waterway in the amount of $13,000 would be well spent invested in a park. F. A. Work suggested establishing a park and planting a lot of trees in the area. Mrs. Habbitt said that she was very much in favor of a park and hoped the trustees did not repeat the biggest mistake in history, which was the failure to purchase the Bathhouse when it was on the market. E. L. Buck was the only individual to speak in favor of a windbreak. Buck said that he was from Nebraska where windbreaks were planted at intervals throughout the growing fields. He said they worked out quite well.
Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363
Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove PG Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave., 831-333-0636
Last week we reported that roof tiles had been removed from the Custom House and stolen. No suspects have been identified yet, but this week the Custom House flag was removed and taken. If this keeps up the entire Custom House may soon disappear. Know anything? The law would love to hear from you.
Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Avenue, 831-375-7207
Windbreak argument continues
From bad to worse
During the morning hours of this Monday past, Maj. General Wood arrived for a surprise visit on the Presidio of Monterey. Wood is the current chief of staff for the United States army. He arrived for an inspection after riding in an automobile entourage from Santa Cruz. Wood, who first departed from San Francisco a week ago, is lodged at the Del Monte. After arriving at the Presidio, the General was greeted by Colonel H. C. Bowan. Rumors have been going around that the Presidio is going to be closed, but Wood denied that as an unfounded tall tale. He said that there is to be a concentration of infantry at the Presidio of San Francisco, but that has nothing to do with the Presidio here except that it has been decided to remove the infantry from here and replace them with a company of cavalry. Wood noted that while the Presidio of San Francisco is a valuable piece of property, the Presidio here has practically no value. The General
St. Angela Merici Catholic Church
146 8th Street, 831-655-4160
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
Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th Street, 831-373-4705
Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818 First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove
915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875 Worship: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. Congregation Beth Israel 5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel (831) 624-2015 Chabad of Monterey 2707 David Avenue, Pacific Grove (831) 643-2770
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Methodist Church celebrates “50 Years on Sunset”
By Marabee Rush Boone
When I was a little girl my parents brought me to the Monterey Peninsula. Since we attended the Methodist Church in Tampico, IL it was natural that my parents would seek out a Methodist Church on the Monterey Peninsula. Even though we lived out on the Salinas Highway for a few years, we came to Pacific Grove to church. I grew up in that downtown church. I remember attending Sunday School, lighting the candles, singing in the choir, being involved in MYF and hanging over the balcony to put decorations on the top section of our very tall Christmas Tree. Because the church was built in 1888 as an Assembly Hall (with seating for 1,500) it was lacking space for Sunday School classes (the youth met across the street at the Grove Theater). It was also beginning to show its age. In the mid 50s it became obvious that major repairs would have to be done and still we would not have the classrooms this growing congregation would need. A new location was found and a campaign was begun to raise the needed funds to make the move. Architects were chosen, a contractor selected and on Palm Sunday in 1962 the congregation walked from the downtown church to the location of the new campus. Once there we broke ground for our beautiful new campus. A very special connection to this campus is my father, Bob Rush. As a superintendent for Daniels and House Construction Co. and, by then, a 14-year member of the church, he was chosen to take the lead on this project. Building God’s House for our congregation was his most cherished accomplishment as a carpenter and a Christian. The following Palm Sunday (one year to the day of breaking ground), April 7, 1963, we held our first worship service in our new sanctuary. And Sunday School in our nice new classrooms. The “old” church was offered to the city of Pacific Grove (for $90,000. I believe) but the City Council also realized the great expense of repair and maintenance and decided not to take us up on the offer.
What an exciting day we’re gonna have. Please consider this your personal invitation to join us on April 7 as we celebrate 50 years at 915 Sunset Dr. in Pacific Grove. Worship will be at 10 am and then, in the afternoon from 2 – 4, we’ll have an Open House and Ice Cream Social. This will include guided tours of the campus, an opportunity to see many of our Christian symbols, an historical slide show and display, door prizes, youth bake sale and ICE CREAM. As a young adult, I remember sitting in on building committee meetings and hearing discussions on where to place the powerful symbols of Christianity and our Methodist roots. One of the two most visible symbols is the Ceremonial Doors which portray some of the major events in our religious heritage. The other is our Resurrection Window. Since the butterfly is a symbol of the resurrection and new life in Christ, it was chosen for the stained glass windows above the altar. Being Pacific Grove, the Monarch Butterfly was naturally chosen for this awesome and inspiring window. Since that time this congregation has continued to grow in faith and mission. In Nursery, Sunday School and Youth rooms our future generations are experiencing the Christian Life with loving, caring and dedicated education staff members and volunteers (Virginia Coleman, Taiana Hautau and Kelly Gonzales). Our awesome youth group is active in our congregation and beyond. Led by Donna Brandt, on April 19 many of them will be traveling to Portland with the Sierra Service Project. They will be working in “Dignity Village,” an area of hastily constructed shacks for homeless individuals and families. They will be adding weatherproofing and insulation to these “homes”. Through the years the ministries of this congregation have changed and grown. For worship and special occasions we are blessed with a glorious chancel choir led by Linda Keill and an inspiring handbell choir directed by Sharon Ericksen. We are also blessed with a performing
arts ministry that helps bring our faith to life. Our historic pipe organ (brought from the downtown church) is masterfully played by Linda Reinertsen. All of this is led by our Pastor Pam Cummings. Our Ruth Circle meets regularly and our United Methodist Men meet the fourth Saturday of each month for breakfast and a speaker (gals are invited as well). Both organizations are active in the support of ministries in our church. If you’re a member of this congregation and you’re feelin’ sick or if you’re in the hospital or if you need a ride to church who ya gonna call? Our parish nurse Linda Lyford. Retired from nursing yet still caring for others, she is always there when someone in the congregation needs her. And she keeps us on our toes by checking our blood pressure once a month. Several times a year you’ll find a small group of folks gathering for Bible Study or a discussion on a current event or interesting book. We have a wonderful Outreach Team and their efforts support the following: Church Mouse Thrift Shop: Perhaps our biggest outreach project is our wonderful Church Mouse Thrift Shop on 17th St in Pacific Grove. It not only helps support the ministries within our church but, in its history, has given many thousands of dollars to local non-profit organizations. Crafters for Christ and Community: The crafters meet once a month and Far left, top to bottom: the original church (c. 1888) on Lighthouse. Groundbreaking at the new site, 1962. A construction worker rides a glue lam. Left, top to bottom: The construction legend lists significant names. A view of the clerestory windows, The Methodist youth group and counselors c. 1970. Below: Scouts met at the new church. Right, top to bottom: Today, the youth group holds a bake sale. Handbell ringers Phyllis Mosier, Kathie Curry, Sharon Erickson and Jonathan Erickson. A memorial to the first -- nd founding -Methodist church in Pacific Grove. Rev. Pam spellman presents Bibles to young members of the congregation. Photos courtesy Marabee Boone, N. Ibrahimian, and church archives.
between meetings stitch up a storm. They make hats for the homeless and chemo hats, blankets for the “Linus Project” and, among other things, clothing for women and children in Swaziland. They also provide specialized clothing for wounded veterans through the “Sew Much Comfort” program. Food Pantry: One Sunday a month members of the congregation bring nonperishable food which is then taken to St. Mary’s Church for distribution. I-HELP: One Wednesday a month our congregation hosts the I-Help men. This is a program where homeless men get dinner and a place to spend the night out of the cold. They also get breakfast the next morning and take a sack lunch with them. Many churches on the Peninsula are involved in this ministry. Life Is For Everyone: The LIFE program is an after school tutoring program for children living near the East Salinas Family Center. The Family Center is part of a Methodist Church Conference outreach program. Methodist Foundation: Each year our Methodist Foundation gives scholarships to local youth. Ruth Circle: At Christmas time Ruth Circle receives the knit hats that the Crafters make and they fill them with socks and toiletries for the street homeless in the area. They have also made over 400 packages for holiday gifting to mentally ill homeless and those in board and care facilities through NAMI. Those packages include candy, toiletries, chapstick and first aid kits. Support for Khalakahle Primary School in Swaziland: Outreach has sent monetary support and uniform skirts, that Crafters made, to this school. Our congregation invites you to join us any time. Worship is at 10am. Please come and experience a congregation of OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS, OPEN DOORS. Our mission statement is: Loving God – Growing Faith – Serving Community. We are ready and waiting to welcome you!!
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Up and Coming Museum docent training runs April 18 - May 26 The Pacific Grove Museum announces their Spring Docent Training Class, which begins April 18 and continues on Thursday evenings, until May 26. New and returning docents will learn all about the natural and cultural history of the Central Coast. Interested volunteers do not need any previous background knowledge or experience, as the course will have classes on monarchs, birds, mammals, and native plants. One of the Museum’s current docents, Marc Rush, speaks well upon his experience volunteering at the Museum: "It is so rewarding to be able to help visitors to get more enjoyment out of their visit to our wonderful museum,
and if I can enhance their knowledge a little and instill a sense of wonder about the natural world around them at the same time, well, that's a real bonus for me too." In addition to the reward of interacting with Museum guests from around the world, docents enjoy other benefits such as free admission to Museum lectures and ongoing enrichments. Anyone interested in becoming a Museum docent should register for this free class by contacting Allison Watson, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History’s Community Outreach Program Manager, at (831) 6485716 Ext. 20 or outreach@pgmuseum. org for more information.
Wagging n’ Walking to help animals Monterey County SPCA
Animal Chatter On Saturday, May 4, the SPCA for Monterey County will hold its 18th annual Wag n’ Walk to help end animal homelessness in Monterey County. The walk begins ar 8:30 a.m. and follows the recreation trail by the bay from Shoreline Park near the Coast Guard Pier in Monterey to Lover’s Point and back. In the past as many as 400 owners and their dogs have walked to support the SPCA. Walkers participate to honor their current pets or in memory of beloved pets
from the past or simply to help the SPCA assist new pets. One of the pets the SPCA is working to help is Dottie, an English Springer Spaniel puppy who was found in Pacific Grove with a broken leg. Sadly, no owner ever came looking for her. The SPCA provided immediate surgery to fix her badly injured leg. Dottie spent several weeks receiving lots of care and attention from an SPCA foster family while her leg healed. The SPCA rescued Fluffy, a neglected cat, from a hoarding case in Seaside that made international news. In July, 2012 Fluffy was found with 50 other cats and 113 deceased kittens kept in two residences in Seaside. Fluffy now enjoys prompt veterinary care, fresh water, clean air, natural sunlight, and lots of love from our compassionate staff while the case works through the court system. From the over 1,000 cases of abuse and neglect the SPCA investigates every year to the litters of adorable puppies and kittens being raised in a foster program to pets who are given life-saving surgery, the SPCA’s services are made possible by donors. The SPCA for Monterey County exists for all animals in need. Donations help dogs, cats, horses, pigs, wildlife, exotics, or any animal that needs help. All donations come from people in the community. The SPCA doesn’t receive funding from any other animal welfare organization and doesn’t have a parent organization for support. The $25 registration fee for the Wag n’ Walk includes continental breakfast and a light lunch. Great prizes will go to the top walkers, top teams, and top school team. In addition, walkers raising $100 or more will receive an official Wag n’ Walk long sleeve t-shirt. Those raising $200 or more will receive an SPCA leash.With $350 or more walkers will receive fleece blankets. Raising $500 or more will earn an invitation to the Champion’s lunch. With $750 or more, walkers will receive an SPCA pet travel bed. Raising $1,000 or more will bring a walker an SPCA hooded zip up jacket. Many walkers walk dogless with friends and family. Others are virtual walkers if they cannot attend the event. The SPCA will also have many adorable adoptables at the event, just waiting for their new, lifelong homes. Visit www. SPCAmc.org for more information, or call 264-5403.
Free JAZZ rides April 5-14
Monterey-Salinas Transit is celebrat completion of construction work ing the on the new JAZZ bus rapid transit (BRT) service with free rides on all JAZZ lines from April 5 through 14. The public is encouraged to ride the JAZZ lines stopping at each of the custom-designed shelters for a complete history of the Monterey Jazz Festival. For more information, visit www. mst.org or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1.
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Up and Coming “Street of the Sardine” to be screened at MoM
The Museum of Monterey will present a screening of the film “Street of the Sardine” on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m., as part of MoM’s ongoing Film and Filmmakers series. Filmmaker Eva Lothar will be present to discuss the making of the film. Made in the 1970s, it captures the mood of an abandoned Cannery Row after the sardines and the canneries disappeared. The film was shot mostly between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. in order to capture the deserted atmosphere and special quality of the light she wanted. It took about a year and a half to make. Scenes of the film were used on the CBS network show “60 Minutes” at a time when the concept of environmental conservation was just beginning to reach public consciousness. “This poignant depiction of the delicate balance between man and nature still resonates today,” said Leonardo DiCaprio, actor- producer and environmentalist. Eva Lothar was born in France and lived in Monterey for a period of six years in the 1960s. As a teenager in France, Lothar had read Steinbeck’s novel “Cannery Row.” An amateur photographer, she became fascinated with the sights and sounds of deserted Cannery Row. Lothar now shares her time between France and the United States, teaching people the art of seeing and making movies in their minds. The Museum of Monterey is located at 5 Custom House Plaza in Monterey. Tickets for members are $5.Admission for non-members:is $10. For students:admission is $5. The ticket price includes admission to the museum and exhibits. For more information contact Helaine Tregenza at 595-4570.
SoDAonStage offers “Little Mermaid Jr.”
PacRep’s School of Dramatic Arts season continues with “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.” April 5 through April 28 at the Golden Bough Theatre. Set in a magical sea kingdom fathoms below, this family musical tells of a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel who longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. The production features over 50 “stars of tomorrow” under the professional direction and choreography of Maryann Rousseau. Adapted from Disney’s classic animated film, it features the song favorites “Part of Your World” and “Kiss the Girl,” and the Oscar - winning “Under the Sea.” Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at the Golden
Bough Theatre, on Monte Verde Street between 8th & 9th avenues, in Carmelby-the-Sea. General admission tickets range from $7.50 to $20 with discounts available for seniors over 65, students, children, teachers, and active military. For tickets call 622-0100 or inquire online at PacRep.org. The PacRep Box Office is located at the Golden Bough Playhouse. Business hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Telephone 622-0100 or visit www. pacrep.org for more information. PacRep is supported by ticket sales, individual donations, special events, and grants from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, the Berkshire Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the STAR Foundation, the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, the Chapman Foundation, and the Harden Foundation, among many others.
Celtic group Litha will perform at St. Mary’s
Litha will perform at St. Mary’s By-The-Sea on Wed., April 17 at 7 p.m. Litha is a world class Celtic band consisting of two duos: Aaron Jones and Claire Mann who play with Scotland’s Old Blind Dogs, and two members of the Irish band Cara. They are on their way through California following a successful European tour. Their CD “Dancing of the Light” received critical acclaim following their debut at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow last Fall. Tickets are available through www.brownpapertickets.com, and are $15 for adults or $5 for children under 12. Beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase with proceeds and a portion of the ticket price going to support the work of St. Mary’s food pantry. Call �224-3819 for more info.
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American Cancer Society Discovery Shop seeking volunteers
The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is an upscale benefit shop located at 198 Country Club Gate in Pacific Grove. Profits from sales go to cancer research, patient services, and education. They are currently looking for volunteers to work in varying positions in both the main shop and the newer annex. No experience is necessary--just a willingness to work towards a good cause. For information, call (831) 372-0866 or apply in person, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or Sunday, 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m.
Erin Inglish to perform at Dennis Murphy School of Music
Singer/songwriter Erin English will perform at the Dennis Murphy School of Music in Monterey as a part of her Earth/ Bike/ Banjo tour on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. In celebration of Earth Month, Inglish will tour the coast of California by bicycle. She will cycle 1000 miles during the month of April with her banjo on board, from Arcata to San Diego, gigging, visiting schools, and partnering with local organizations, farms, bike coalitions and music schools to promote sustainability and share music. Find out more at www.erininglish.com. A portion of proceeds benefit Express Yourself, Inc., the Dennis Murphy School of Music’s non-profit music education program. Erin Inglish, a native of the California Central Coast, delivers a presentation of voice and banjo reminiscent of the sounds of John Hartford and the activist stylings of Peggy Seeger. She has lived in India, Madagascar, Bulgaria and Serbia, and her songwriting reflects her worldly travels and grounding passion for sustainability and art. Tickets are $15 or $10 for high school students or younger. Make reservations at www.dennismurphymusicschool.org. The Dennis Murphy School of Music is located at 171 Webster Street, Monterey. A pre-show Banjo 101 workshop will be held with Erin Inglish from 4-5:30 p.m. at the music school. The cost is $40. Participants receive a $5 discount off the show ticket price. Advance reservations are required for the workshop. Call 920-1310 for reservations or more information.
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Flag Display will raise awareness and empower survivors
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To raise awareness about sexual violence, Monterey County Rape Crisis Center will host the “Time to Stop Rape” Flag Display at colleges and high schools around Monterey County. In the United States, a person is forcibly raped every 5.7 minutes. To represent the individuals who reported sexual assault in the last year in Monterey County, a teal flag will be planted every 5.7 minutes from throughout the day. “Time to Stop Rape” Flag Displays will be at the following locations: Hartnell College, Salinas – Mon., April 8 North Monterey County High School, Castroville – Tues., April 9 Marina High School, Marina – Wed., April 10 Pacific Grove High School, PG – Thur., April 11 Gonzales High School, Gonzales – Thurs., April 11 The flag display will not only raise awareness of the problem of sexual violence and the impact it has on our communities, but it will also offer information about services that are available to help survivors and their significant others. It is of the many other events happening on school campuses and around Monterey County calling attention to the issues of sexual assault. “These flags give a visual representation of the prevalence of sexual assault in California and our community,” states Nina N. Alcaraz, Deputy Director for the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center. “Our hope is that these efforts bring the issue of sexual violence to the forefront of people’s minds and encourage them to take action and get involved in prevention, education and outreach efforts.” The FBI and the Journal of Traumatic Stress estimate that one in three women, one in four girls, one in six boys, and one in eleven men in America will be victims of at least one sexual assault in their lifetime. Monterey County Rape Crisis Center has offered comprehensive support services for survivors for over 35 years. In 2012, Monterey County Rape Crisis Center provided sexual assault crisis intervention services more than 388 individuals in Monterey County and accompanied 90 survivors to area hospitals for forensic exams. These statistics leave little doubt that most Americans know at least one sexual assault survivor. For more information, visit www.mtryrapecrisis. org or call our Monterey office at (831)373-3955 or our Salinas Office at (831)771-0411.
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Opinion Real story behind Greenwood Park Editor: Your paper had a journalist at the CEQA meeting at the community center in PG last Thursday. I know he got an earfull. However, as exciting as that meeting was, the following morning things changed and the changed again. I know he needs to report on that meeting as it was, but the following morning we got an email stating that the City manager and Sarah Hardgrave had informed the Fall Creek Engineering out of Santa Cruz that the Greenwood park water project was over. That was great news for us in Pacific Grove. But then the real story emerged. We are not sure, but it appears that the powers that be intend to manipulate the the mandate from the State of California and use their grant money plus money from Julie Packard to continue to create the huge swamp in Greenwood Park (which is completely unhealthy and esthetically undesirable) and divert the "clean water" up to the reservoir on David Ave. to water the golf course and more importantly water the still proposed Leddy/Agha hotel on the Holman store site. Barney Hulse Pacific Grove
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Repeal 3% at 50 Guest Commentary for The Cedar Street Times, Friday, April 5, 2013 By Sally Aberg and David R. Henderson The city of Pacific Grove is trapped in a long-term financial bind and we need a way out. The proximate cause is the “3% at 50” pension that the City Council committed to through CalPERS in 2002. The city government took this action based on actuarial information that was illegally suppressed, bad data, and procedural errors―all in defiance of California State Government Code 7507. We, and many other Pacific Grove residents are unwilling to sit back and let the city government carry on with business as usual. That is why we are working for repeal of 3 at 50. We urge you to join us. The “3% at 50” pension allows police and firemen to retire as early as age 50 with 3 percent of pay for every year of service. This makes it possible for a policeman or fireman in his early 50s to retire after 30 years of service with 90 percent of his top pay, inflation-adjusted. Largely due to these pensions, the unfunded liabilities for Pacific Grove’s CalPERS contracts have ballooned to over $40 million in just over a decade. This amounts to more than twice the City’s annual General Fund budget! This debt continues to grow at a rate of over $3.5 million each year. Costs to the City to support these pension plans are projected to increase even more significantly in the future. As a result, these pensions are causing an ongoing reduction in the level of City services provided to Pacific Grove’s citizens. The city government is becoming a skeletal service organization paying large annuities to the lucky few. By now everyone openly acknowledges that the retirement benefit for safety employees is the chief cause of lost city services across the board―including a loss of two-thirds of our active police force itself. Yet, despite a successful citizens’ Referendum in 2008 and a successful citizens’ Initiative in 2010, the Pacific Grove city government has failed to address these issues. Most recently, a group of residents wrote and circulated a ballot Initiative to repeal this pension scheme and return to something sustainable. Our justification? In granting the pension increase, our city government broke the law. Interestingly, even many in city government now admit that the Council vote in 2002 was illegally obtained. CalPERS’ law and policies effectively trap the City. Pacific Grove cannot afford to stay in the system; and, as a result of CalPERS’ unilateral action to essentially double the costs of terminating CalPERS contracts, the City cannot afford to withdraw from the system either. But no one has tried to void 3 at 50 based on the facts confirmed by our last Council’s own Subcommittee and supported by the current Council majority: That the ordinance was enacted illegally, and that an illegally enacted ordinance is void. In short, our Council has not pursued the strongest case we have for exiting the black hole of 3 at 50. Instead, when our Council realized that the latest Initiative was quickly attracting signatures―thank you, residents―they expressed willingness to negotiate with some key members of the petition team: Daniel Davis, Frances Grate and Sally Aberg. To that end, Council hired an experienced attorney, Karol Denniston, from a very expensive San Francisco law firm, Schiff-Hardin, to “mediate” between the two sides. While the citizens were grateful for this opportunity, unfortunately, the mediation failed. The city government has made it clear that it is unwilling to overturn 3 at 50. The city government cites legal costs and uncertainties as its reason not to overturn 3 at 50. But life is full of uncertainties. With the amounts of money at stake and with justice on our side--remember that the action was illegal―we are resolved to persist. That is why the citizens’ group unanimously decided to file the Initiative for certification. The city government has refused to take any action to rescind 3 at 50, even though this option was presented to City Councils in both 2009 and 2012. The Initiative will give resident voters the power to choose this option. After all, what could be more expensive than our current course of inaction on 3 at 50? Without filing to at least vote on rescinding 3 at 50, Pacific Grove’s unfunded liability will grow exponentially. Our own city government has threatened to prevent our hard-won Initiative from even being placed on the ballot. Meanwhile, the “mediator,” Karol Denniston, is now “Special Counsel” to the City Council. The Council could actually pay her firm, from our scarce tax dollars, to help prevent you from voting on 3 at 50. Please raise your voices to ensure this does not happen. The stakes are enormous. It’s not just that the original action was illegal. Without a substantial trimming back of 3 at 50, the City’s financial future is very bleak. The city government will either have to (1) raise taxes, (2) increase revenues some other way, or (3) cut services to and into the bone. Sally Aberg is an 18-year Pacific Grove resident�. David R. Henderson, a 26-year P.G. resident, is an economist at a major university in the area. Both are members of the citizens’ group that wishes to reform P.G. pensions.
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Just Deserts Tom Stevens
Otter Views Some of my living relatives live in the desert, so periodically I travel south to see them. Sometimes I go by air; other times I drive. Last month’s was a driving trip, because I had two deserts to visit, and only one has air service. That one, Palm Springs, doesn’t really qualify as a desert, though the surrounding badlands suggest it started out as one. But somewhere along the line, visionary empire builders dammed the Colorado River. Most of the water coursed to Las Vegas; but some of it burbled into the Coachella Valley. There it irrigates a hundred emerald green golf courses and a thousand gated communities, creating a low-rise Dubai of startling contrasts. On one side of the street, golfers launch tee shots over sparkling water hazards teeming with ducks. On the other side, windblown tumbleweeds stack up along a batten fence. Having only visited the Coachella Valley, I’ve never shared the residents’ certainty that theirs is an enduring oasis. I look around and think: if the aquifer dries up, this place will revert to sandstorms and gila monsters in a hurry. Of course, the same could be said about much of the west, but Palm Springs really makes the point. This may have to do with its mountains. Stark and severe, they surround the oasis towns and tower over them, rising summit after summit into a hazy purple distance. The valley walls are steep and crumbly, deeply gullied, pitilessly sun-baked. You couldn’t pack enough water to scale them on foot, yet masochistic bicyclists make that climb daily on a serpentine highway. The mountains may be a cyclists’ Mecca, but they felt ominous to me. Treeless, craggy and wind-scoured, they make the verdant flats seem transitory, almost accidental. Spring snow capped the two tallest peaks during my Palm Springs visit, but even that was evaporating, leaving just enough moisture to form a mirage. To me, the Coachella seems as fragile as a mirage, but the valley’s good burghers are unfazed by a doomsayer from the coast. They zip merrily across the irrigated desert in shiny late-model cars, passing cities strung like trade beads along the valley floor. Water tumbles and sparkles everywhere -- in gatehouse waterfalls and shopping mall spillways; in golf course ponds and flower bed fountains. One hotel ferries its guests by gondola through a little Venice of linked lagoons. Like Las Vegas, the Coachella Valley is a proud American idea: a sprawling desert oasis that enjoys life to the fullest and recognizes few limits. I was going to say “no limits,” but my latest trip revealed that some residents and businesses have switched over to low-water desert landscaping. Maybe the aquifer is showing some stress. Viewing true desert landscaping requires a trip to Joshua Tree National Park, my second destination. I’d never been there, and it was (sort of) on my way back, so I made a loop into the high desert. This took me through some lonesome-looking places with no water features at all: the Morongo and Yucca Valleys and the towns of Joshua Tree and Twenty Nine Palms. The park itself is vast, nearly 800,000 acres at the confluence of the Mojave and Colorado deserts. It’s so big a 37-mile “California Riding and Hiking Trail” only skirts a tenth of the park’s land area. Paved and dirt roads access perhaps another third, offering views of distant mountains, scenic rock formations, spidery ocotillo plants, and the tall, spiky, many-armed yucca plants called Joshua trees. There are a lot of those. Spring break and Easter vacation had propelled enough collegians and young families into the park to fill its nine campsites, so I hiked a few miles into the desert and pitched my tent in a shallow draw. I had hoped to lie low and observe critters pictured in the park brochure: coyotes, kit foxes, tortoises, road runners, iguanas, kangaroo rats, even the western diamondback rattler. No, maybe not the rattler. In a day and a night, all I saw were lizards and beetles. I’m sure more exotic desert denizens were there, too, but I don’t have the eye for them. That’s when it’s good to have someone along who knows the territory, who can say: “Shhh. Over there. A red-tailed kit fox.” I can see whales spouting miles out at sea, but a western screech owl in the next Joshua tree? Forget it. By the time I staggered back to the visitor center parking lot and gratefully thumped my pack down into the truck bed, I had been in one hot, dry, drab desert or another for a week. I was eager to get back to the fog and the coast. But the road map showed hundreds of miles still to go – mostly through desert. And so, giddyup.
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Gateway Center is looking for donations, sponsors and players for an upcoming event with the Harlem Ambassadors. The internationally-acclaimed Ambassadors will be visiting Pacific Grove to play against the Gateway Gladiators at Pacific Grove High School May 11 at 6:30 p.m. The Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring highflying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. They feature non-stop laughs and deliver a positive message for kids wherever they play. Players for the Gladiators must be at least 19 years old. Anyone interested in being a part of this fundraiser is invited to contact Melissa Walchli, development director of Gateway Center at 372-8002, extension12. The funds raised from this event will benefit the men and women whom Gateway Center serves. Tickets will be available for purchase starting mid March at the following outlets: • Gateway Center, 850 Congress Avenue, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. ª First Awakenings,125 Ocean View Blvd., Suite #105, seven days a week from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Pacific Grove High School, 615 Sunset Drive, on the day of the event. Ticket prices are $7 for seniors and students, $9 for adults, free for kids under four.
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New services and new activities at your library You’re Gonna Love It
The PG Public Library has a new feature you’re going to love. It’s the “high demand books” program. Through the program, the library has available for checkout multiple copies of books in high demand (e.g. books that are best sellers or that seem destined to become best sellers). The high demand bookshelf is near the New Books bookshelf near the circulation desk. A recent perusal of the high demand shelf showed a copy of Dick Wolf’s The Intercept: a Jeremy Fisk Novel and Shouting Won’t Help: Why I―and Fifty Million Other Americans―Can’t Hear You by Katherine Bouton, a book reviewed a couple of weeks ago in The New Yorker. No more waiting through forty “holds” to check out a book everyone’s talking about! The beauty of the high demand program is when the demand is over, the library can return the books for credit and receive new high demand books. Remember, most high demand books will be in circulation; they won’t be sitting on the high demand shelf. So if you’re interested in a particular book, search the library’s card catalog and, if you find a book in which you’re interested, request that the book be placed on hold for you. If you find you benefit from the program and want it to continue, be sure to mention that fact to one of the librarians at either the circulation desk or the reference desk. The library operates with limited resources, and we want to be sure the programs reflect patrons’ needs and wishes.
the different roles of local, state, and national levels of government.”
Shelf Life salable condition (e.g. no loose pages, missing covers or pages, no torn spines, no mold or mildew smell, no bad staining or water damage, and no underlining or highlighting); magazines published within the last year; and DVDs, CDs, and books on CD. The library does not accept textbooks of any kind; Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, outdated reference materials (e.g. price guides, dated travel guides), computer manuals or outdated software, library discards, any encyclopedias, home-made audio-visual tapes or cassettes). We understand when you donate a book, you may be donating a little piece of your heart in hopes someone else will love it. But sometimes you need to be realistic. Your textbook on U.S. diplomatic history in the 1960’s is unlikely to be of interest to anyone else. If you donate it to the library, it
will be discarded. We appreciate your generosity―the popular book sale could not continue without it.
Who’s Reading What
We complete our survey of the city council members’ reading with a comment from Casey Lucius. “Right now I am reading Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin about the Lincoln Presidency. Last month, I finished The Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution by Thomas Pangle. This led me to rethink everything I believed I about the Federalists, so I’ve now gone back to re-reading The Federalist Papers and Alexis de Tocqueville’s 1840 articles on self-government. Now that I’m serving on the City Council I’m really examining the role of local government, and thinking about
Storytime themes for April are: April 10, 11 a.m.: Songs and rhymes with Mary Lee, April 10, 3:45 p.m. & April 11: Cats & Kittens, April 17 & 18: Birds of a Feather, and April 24 & 25: Dog Days. See the children’s desk for information on age groups and days of the week.
First Saturday Book Sale
The First Saturday Book Sale, benefitting the book fund of the library, will be this Saturday, April 6 in the loggia in front of the library. While the event officially begins at noon, volunteers begin setting out books around 11:00 a.m. and are willing to begin selling then if you find one or more items in which you’re interested. Remember the sale includes not only a fine selection of fiction and non-fiction, but also art books, CDs and more. Come see for yourself.
Hopefully you’ve already seen some of the early publicity for the benefit to be held on Saturday, April 13 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. by the Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library supporting the library’s purchase of e-books. In addition to enjoying an evening of wine, cheese and chocolate, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on: an afternoon tea with Edgar Award-winning author Laurie King, letters from famous people and copies of their favorite books including: Sue Grafton, Jacques Pépin, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Banks, Lisa See and Lemony Snicket; autographed books from Sylvia Earle, Meg Cabot and Julia Child; and autographed photographs from Phil Mickelson, John Travolta and Arnold Palmer. Surely that list includes either a treat you are interested in purchasing for yourself or for someone you love. In addition the library itself has donated a few rare books from its collection, including The Knave of Hearts by Louise Saunders with pictures by Maxfield Parrish. While this book has some minor wear and scratches on the front cover, it is considered to be in very good/excellent condition. The starting bid is $2,000 (in excellent condition, this book is listed on a collectible book site for $6,000.) For those of you with less hefty wallets, bidding on a 1903 edition of The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain begins at $50. Many, though not all, of the items offered are currently displayed in the glass exhibition boxes at the front of the library near the circulation desk. Tickets for the event are $15 for members of the Friends of the Library and $20 for non-members and may be purchased at the circulation desk at the library.
Thanks for Your Generosity
Patrons of the library have been very generous with their on-going donations to the First Saturday Book Sale. At the same time, to focus the energies of our volunteers on salable books, providing guidelines for donations seems like a good idea. The library can accept hard cover and paperback books in good,
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Times • April 5, 2013 Wharf to celebrate legacy of salmon fishing in Monterey Page 12 • CEDAR STREET
Did you know that it was heart-healthy salmon, not sardines, that put Monterey on the map? “Salmon Stravaganza,” which begins on April 6, honors the history and importance of salmon fishing in the Monterey Bay. Many restaurant owners and Wharf merchants have a family history in the local commercial fishing industry. According to fisheries historian Tim
Thomas, who conducts monthly Wharf Walks on the first Saturday of every month, F.E. Booth, the “father of the modern sardine industry,” was in the salmon business along the Sacramento River before moving to Monterey around 1896 due to the large salmon landings then being made by mostly Japanese fishermen. Booth came here because of the large salmon landings,
not sardines. When he couldn’t get contracts from the Japanese salmon fishermen, he began to experiment with the large sardines that would appear in the bay in later summer and early fall months. Around 1900, the City of Monterey leased the small piece of property next to the Monterey Wharf to a man named H.R. Robbins. On Mr. Robbins lease, it says, “For the purposes of sardine cannery, reduction plant and dance hall.” Booth bought him out in 1903, got the salmon contracts from the Japanese fishermen and continued to can sardine as a secondary fishery until WWI.. In 1909, it was reported that, at the end of the three month salmon season there were 185 salmon boats working the Monterey Bay. About 145 of them were owned by Japanese fishermen. They were catching an average of one million pounds of King Salmon in those three months. Also, it was sport fishermen and tourists from the
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society present:
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legendary Hotel Del Monte that introduced fishing salmon with trolling lines and a rod and a reel that revolutionized the modern fishing industry. About 90 percent of that early salmon was going to Europe, mostly to Germany. Many award-winning restaurants at Monterey’s Wharf are participating in the special “Salmon Stravaganza” celebrating fresh King Salmon from the Monterey Bay. Recreational salmon fishing kicks off on April 6 and commercial salmon fishing starts on May 1. The next Wharf Walk will take place on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m.– noon at the launch of the Sport Salmon Fishing Season.
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Health & Wellness
Now is the most valuable part of every life There are three things all persons have in common and know to be true. • Birth is common and true to all people. • Living is common and true to all people. • Death is common and true to all people. However, a number of people would argue these are subjective, by means of some philosophical perceptive illustrating one, some, or neither exists. Nonetheless, I am not here to bend minds or develop arguments. But in light of that, an easier way to state birth, living, and death might be past, present, and future. Maybe we could use beginning, middle, and end, or perhaps opening, processing, and closing. Even in arguing their subjectivity, there exist a sense of discovery, argument, and resolution. The point is we have three distinct positions from which we perceive life and the way we live. Ironically, while we recognize and encompass three phases of existence, the truth is, at any point in time we can experience only one. That point in time is the living, present, the middle, processing, and argument… as the case may be. When it comes to the human experience, it’s what is in the middle that counts. A place in time affectionately known as, “the now.” Now is the place where knowledge is obtained, where hope thrives and faith is occupied. Where bounties are reaped and treasures are lost, where smiles appear and tears fall. Now is the common place between what could happen and what should happen, what may happen and what will happen, what will happen and what did happen. Now is the vortex of life and living. It is the axis between past and future, the truth “of” yesterday and the truth “for” tomorrow. “Now” is a blessing, a gift, and a miracle; and it is the most valuable part of every human’s life. Inside now live our thoughts, feelings, and actions, but we shouldn’t stop there. Hope, faith, sowing and reaping live there as well. All desire, every dream, our deepest longing, and every spontaneous act all live in “the now.” Our hopes and our dreams, our faith and our potential all happen now, and all of this is experienced
Principle Living by way of relationship. Now is a beautiful thing, and it is relationship that allows us to bear witness of this. Still, In spite of its magnificence and beauty, many of us diminish the gift of “now” in exchange for control. For example, through lack of forgiveness we discount the splendor of now as we hold to the past wanting to control what has already happened. Looking back in search of vengeance rather than understanding binds us to our dislike and excuses what could be, only to extend what was. With mismanaged anger, inappropriate greed, envy and jealousy we suppress creativity, contradict opportunity, and forfeit our potential. All of these happen by relationship, and all of this happens now. Hoping for a better future is noble, but to manifest a better future requires action in the present, if not history will repeat itself. For instance, forgiveness releases us from the drudgery of the past, opens our hearts to spiritual reception, and frees our minds for greater self expression. In this we beautify the past, maximize the present, and open the door to a better future. All of these happen now, all of this happens in relationship. It’s been said that we cannot live in the past and we cannot we live in the future, and I guess in one way this is true. There is no breathing in the past where things have already happened, just as there is no breathing in the future where they have not. No, we cannot live in the past or the future, but the greater truth is, as we live, “now” is our past and future… even they happen now! We may be able to visualize ourselves in the past, and we may be able to see ourselves in the future, but our
only choice is to be in the place where our breath is. Our only choice is to be present, and live in the now. No matter what you have or have not done - whatever you would like to do or not like to do, the only difference between them is now, and as it was previously stated, now happens in relationship. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “It takes people to be a person.” From this we understand it is in and through relationship that we live, processing thoughts, feelings, and actions, thus experiencing “the now.” And although we have no option regarding whether or not we live in the now, the superior question may not be are living in the now, but rather now, how are you relating? How are you processing thoughts, feelings, and action? Because be it in time or geographically, where you live is not as important as how you live. I’ve said before and I’ll say it again…“All things happen in relationship.” The Reverend Dr. Myles Munroe once searched for the richest place on the planet. He spent years looking for humanity’s Eldorado. He researched space, land, and waters. He examined science, religion, and governments. He looked nearly everyplace you could think of, and one day as he performed a burial, he looked about and saw thousands of gravesites. He thought to himself, here is the wealthiest place known to mankind. Here in the graveyards of the world where the remains of millions even billions of people lie, there lie with them unrealized hopes, dreams, and potential. To paraphrase Reverend T.D. Jakes, when you read what is written on tombstones, the things that stand out are the name(s) and dates. You may see something like Joe Blow 1934 – 1975. We record the
time when we come into this world and take notice of the time when we leave, and yet the most important part we overlook. The most important part is not the name or the times of coming and going, the most important part is the dash, the symbol of life placed between two dates. So why am I writing about gravesites and graveyards, tombstones and dates? Well, I am not writing about tombstones, gravesites, and graveyards. I am writing about the dash. People will look at a tombstone and notice when you came into this world, and they will take notice of when you left, but the most important thing is the dash in the middle. When it comes to the human experience, it’s what is in the middle that counts. Things to consider: Birth, Living, and Death are common and true to all people. Now is the most valuable part of every human’s life. Your only choice is to be in the place where your breath is. Where you live is not as important as how you live. “All things happen in relationship.” Now, how are you relating? People will notice when you come into this world, and notice of when you leave. Graveyards are filled with unrealized hopes, dreams, and potential. When it comes to the human experience, it’s what is in the middle that counts. Your dash is happening NOW! Pray and Meditate daily… it makes a difference. Listen to: Principle Living Sundays at 7am on KRXA 540 A.M. Streaming at www.krxa540.com Guys –Talk – Love Sunday at 5-7pm With Dirrick Williams, Fred Jealous and Brian Bajari KRXA 540 A.M. Contact Dirrick Williams with comments or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free lecture April 6 Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
FREE LECTURE: Does your child, or the child of someone you know suffer from Rheumatoid arthritis? According to Alexandra Fallon of the Arthritis Foundation, “There are no pediatric rheumatologists in our area. Children and their families have to go to Stanford or UCSF for treatment. This seminar is a great opportunity for families to learn more about the disease, and at the same time to develop a peer network of support.” April 6, 2012 • 10 AM – 1 PM No cost talk: PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY: State-Of-The-Art Juvenile Arthritis Research and Treatment” by Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS, UCSF. At Embassy Suites Hotel, 1441 Cyn Del Rey, Seaside. Lunch included, parking free. Complimentary Aquarium tickets for the family. Reserve your spot by calling Alexandra Fallon, 831620-1699 or email@example.com
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Women’s Golf Club is a little older
The Oct. 5, 2012 issue of Cedar Street Times featured a 50th Anniversary celebration of Women’s Golf at Pacific Grove Golf Links. Babette Francis said she’d made up a story about Mickey Wright, renowned woman golfer, coming to the area and encouraging three local women to start a women’s club, because try as she might, Babette couldn’t find the real story of the founding of the club, Well, here is another version and it antedates the 1962 beginning recently celebrated. Let’s have another party! By Richard Radde For a closer reading of what might pass as the Women’s Club’s early beginning, I suggest a starting date of 1959, when the Pacific Grove golf course was still a nine-hole course. In 1957, a new greenskeeper was appointed based on his previous golf course position at Portage Country Club in that Wisconsin city. Al Radde and his wife Jean came to play at Pacific Grove Golf Course. Jean, a former physical education teacher, was instrumental in forming the women’s golf club at Grant Park in Milwaukee, WI so it was only natural that she, along with several other lady golfers, organized the Women’s Golf Club in Pacific Grove in 1959. The ladies played together and 1959 Max Factor ad shows engaged with the men’s club to partner popular golf dress for the in their nine-hole get-togethers and time. get-acquainted matches using quickly made up handicaps. The men and ladies played an every other shot tourney to promote golf at the Pacific Grove golf course. All were winners. Both clubs prospered. The Women’s Golf Club was well under way by 1960. The organization established handicaps and monthly events for golfers of all abilities. During the following years a club championship was held. The play-off was 18 holes – playing nine holes twice. Jean Radde defeated Cleo McCoy in the final championship. The next year, and for many years afterward, Mrs. McCoy was to be champion. From those early years, the champion’s name appears on the Club Boards in the ladies’ display case. Looking over the posted list of champions, there appear to be many new names, but more important is the fact that the ladies’ club has grown and has an active and continual array of interesting events for all abilities. With the rebirth of the Women’s Club, whether it’s a
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Try this drill on the putting green: Get ready to hit your practice putt. Stick a tee in the grass on the toe of your putter and on the heel of your putter. Allow a little room so the putter can move back and through with a practice putting stroke. Then hit some putts in between the tees. This will get more consistency with keeping your putter square at your target.
Big Sur Half Marathon registration opens April As the Big Sur Marathon organization makes final preparations for its signature April International Marathon, the Carmel based non-profit is busy launching activities for two upcoming races. On Monday, April 1, registration for the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay opens. The popular half marathon will take place along the scenic Monterey Bay coastline on Sunday, November 17. Considered one of the top destination half marathons in the U.S., the race sells out each year and draws participants from throughout the country and abroad. The fast course and $20,000 prize purse also attract an impressive elite field. Registration for the race is available only online at www.bigsurhalfmarathon.org with a two-week early discount promotion. In June, the Big Sur International Marathon will present Run in the Name of Love, a 5K and 2K run and walk in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Held on Father’s Day, June 16, Run in the Name of Love is a “tribute race,” offering participants an opportunity to run for someone they may have lost or who holds a special place in their lives. The 2K walk encourages participants to bring their dogs, and Pet Specialists, a local veterinary clinic and race sponsor,
is providing doggie bandanas and on-site vet services at the event. Proceeds from Run in the Name of Love benefit the Big Sur Marathon’s youth fitness program, Just Run! Registration is now open at www. runinthenameoflove.org. The Big Sur International Marathon organization just wrapped up another race, the Big Sur Mud Run, held on March 23. The 5.4 mile road and trail race drew 2,500 team and individual runners who scaled obstacles, swam through four mud pits, and completed military-style exercises as directed by local marines and soldiers. Final preparations are also under way for the organization’s signature race, the Big Sur International Marathon. Marathon weekend is April 26-28 and includes seven races of between 3K and the full 26.2-mile marathon, a two-day free health and fitness expo, and free race clinics. Registration is still available for the 21-Miler, 9-Miler, 5K and five-person marathon relay. The marathon sold out in 26.2 hours last July. A kids’ race, the Just Run! Just Kids 3K, will be held the day prior on April 27 and is expected to attract 3,500 participants. Registration for all Big Sur events can be accessed at www.bsim.org.
Anglers urged to go slow in Elkhorn Slough
Speeding boats could put threatened marine mammals in harm’s way. Anglers will be in a hurry to head out into Monterey Bay early on Saturday, April 6, when recreational salmon season re-opens. But with large numbers of sea otters continuing to reside in the Moss Landing area, particularly a group near the north jetty, wildlife experts remain concerned about accidental deaths of otters by boat strikes. The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Moss Landing Harbor District, Friends of the Sea Otter and other local organizations are urging recreational anglers and boaters to safeguard sea otters and other marine mammals and birds by slowing down in and around Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing Harbor. The slough is a no-wake zone, with a posted speed limit of 4 knots, or about 5 miles per hour. Linda G. McIntyre, general manager/harbormaster of the Moss Landing Harbor District, said she and her staff will be on patrol on opening day to ensure compliance. As in past years, volunteers with the aquarium, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and other organizations will work together on the season’s opening weekend to talk to anglers and caution boaters to slow down. “The Marine Mammal Protection Act protects sea otters and other marine mammals and prohibits people from killing and harassing these animals. Wildlife experts realize that most boaters have no wish to harm sea otters, but know that inadvertent boat strikes occasionally do occur,” said McIntyre. According to Andrew Johnson, the aquarium’s sea otter program manager, more than a dozen sea otters have died from boat strikes over the past several years, many of these in the coastal waters between Moss Landing and Santa Cruz. The sea otters in the harbor and slough form part of a research group that aquarium staff and other local biologists have been studying for years. Data from those ongoing research studies have provided valuable information that could be important to the survival of this threatened species. Jim Curland, advocacy program director for Friends of the Sea Otter, said sea otter deaths from boat strikes result from a lack of information and attention. “Sea otters face a number of threats, including pollution, disease, oil spills and entanglement in fishing gear,” Curland said. “Addressing these threats isn’t always easy. But the solution to boat strikes is simple: Boaters need to keep an eye out and slow down for sea otters and other marine mammals whenever they’re in sea otter habitat like Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing Harbor.” Recreational salmon season runs until April 30. The Pacific Fishery Management Council and the California Fish and Game Commission will decide on regulations and restrictions that may come into in effect on or after May 1. Californians can help support recovery of threatened sea otters, an iconic species along the Central Coast, by contributing to the California Sea Otter Fund, Code 410 on their state income tax form. Taxpayers can contribute as much as they wish to the Fund to help sea otters. Friends of the Sea Otter is committed to and advocates for the conservation of sea otters and the preservation of their habitat through education, research, and policy decisions that will ensure the long-term survival of this species. The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans.
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Changing Times – Peter Cottontail comes again 3/31/2013
Animal Tales and Other Random Thoughts
Prologue: In The Beginning
Our annual Easter party started in 1973 with about 35 people in our tiny back yard. Most were friends of my mother’s, retired military and State Department, augmented by our own group. We were perpetuating an event which had been a tradition of Marge Allen’s and my mother’s. When first Mother and then Marge died, we felt we must take up the slack. The first was at our starter home in Monterey on Wellings Place. I remember Jay running in, yelling, “Mom, there’s a blue Rolls Royce in front!” That was Frannie Doud, who was accompanied by the police due to her uncertainty of our location. Of those who gathered, except for our family, none are left other than Rod and Sue Dewar. The McFarlands were with us; they are gone, but their daughters now attend. Lillian Woodward was an early participant; her daughter, Virginia Stone has been here for years. We made an English trifle at the request of Ted McCormick, casseroles, and always fresh asparagus. The following year we were in a larger house with a proper outside entertaining area, the numbers increased to more than 120. Over the years faces changed as the older clan left us and our own circle increased. About four years ago there was a dramatic shift. Many of our own peers died or moved away, the numbers dropped. At that point we decided it was a good way to thank the volunteers who give so much time to AFRP at the shop which I manage. No more little ones, egg hunting or bonnets. Things change. The event is just as good, just different. John gave up bar tending and Jay took over. He has performed the job for about 30 years and is a favorite with the guests; Denise (Jay’s wife) wears great hats and helps in the kitchen. This year their sons, Justin and Spencer, who live in the Bay Area, are unable to attend. Jennie and crew are in Denver. However, we are happy that Ellen, Shawn and their boys will be with us for the first time in several years – they will leave the party to return to Los Angeles and the following week will move into a new home in Van Nuys from central LA. It is a longer drive to work and schools but it is a neighborhood where the boys can ride their bikes and there is a pretty, little swimming pool. While we miss those who are not with us, we appreciate the camaraderie of those who are. They have brought delectable additions to our menu, several helped out in the kitchen especially Cyrus Colburn. Cy has been my right hand at this event for a few years; he carves the ham, takes things out of the oven and helps anyone who needs assistance. He is truly remarkable. Jay did his usual bar tending stint while his wife, Denise, and sons, Spencer and Justin, pitched in to do what they could to help, as did others. Last year some of us couldn’t stay away from television and watched the Giants give away a six nothing lead and Bubba win the Masters. This year no games are scheduled and rain is predicted. I have a mantra; I want everything finished by the morning of the event; the cooking, the decorating, the cleaning. I figure that if something should happen to me, the party can continue (and become a wake?). I want to know what is going to happen; the unexpected is an anathema. I view my work with non-profits the same way. “Let’s rent a barn, put on a show, and save the farm.” I want all loose ends tied in neat bows and to be able to sit back and relax. Unfortunately, life is not always to accommodating.
Saturday we checked on the weather constantly, as the rain started and didn’t relent I was convinced that the weather bureau and meteorologists were correct. There would be showers and some thunder. Our house isn’t very large, but it stretches. In my mind I was able to accommodate 40 people inside. I cooked all day then made up rooms for the soggy guests. Sunday morning I awoke to sunshine. Jay arrived early, followed shortly by Ellen, Shawn and the boys. The garage was unloaded, tables and chairs set out on the lawn, table cloths draped and decorations placed outside. Ellen cruised through the house making sure everything was ship shape. Cy came at noon and, by one o’clock we were ready to roll. People in their finery, bearing food, wine and flowers, pulled up. Cyrus or Shawn were there to help them in. Jay assumed his position as bartender. Joe and Will, the grandsons, hustled in and out busy helpers. Ellen decorated the cake to celebrate Becky Flavin’s birthday. Mother Nature cooperated in a charming way. It was not too hot, too cold, too windy. In fact it was perfect. Because there was so much help, I didn’t need to worry. I simply let everything go, trusted the many helping hands and sat down to enjoy my party. It has been great, these 40 years of Peter Rabbit joining the festivities, welcoming new guests, remembering those who have gone and never forgotten. Speaking of which, today, April 1, would have been Andy Simpson’s birthday. His daughter Suzi Mattmiller, has been coming to the gathering for years, we all took a few moments to raise our glasses in a toast to our departed loved ones. Even the dogs enjoyed running around outside with their cousin, Penny, (Jay and Denise’s doxi mix, a relative of our Lilah, adopted a month apart from a local shelter). Those who were absent, we missed you and hope you will be with us next year (which, at our age, is the day after tomorrow). Jane Roland is the manager of the AFRP Treasure Shop at 160 Fountain Avenue in PG, she is an active Rotarian and lives with her husband John and four pets in Monterey. She may be reached at 649-0657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Be Aware of The Risks of Not Investing John C. Hantelman
Financial Focus You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing? Isn’t there some risk associated with that, too? In fact, by staying on the investment sidelines, or at least by avoiding longterm, growth-oriented investments, you may incur several risks. Here are some to consider: • You might not keep up with inflation. If you put all your money under the proverbial “mattress,” or, more realistically, you keep it all in “cash” instruments and very short-term investments, you might think you are “playing it safe.” After all, you might reason, your principal is protected, so even if you don’t really make any money, you’re not losing it, either. But that’s not strictly true, because if your money is in investment vehicles that don’t even keep up with inflation, you can lose ground. In fact, even at a relatively mild three percent annual inflation rate, your purchasing power will decline by about half in just 25 years. • You might outlive your money. For a 65-year-old couple, there’s a 50 percent chance that one spouse will live past age 90, according to the Society of Actuaries. This statistic suggests that you may need your investments to help provide enough income to sustain you for two, or even three, decades in retirement. • You might not be able to maintain your financial independence. Even if you
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acific Grove Chamber of Commerce’s Good Old Days is an annual fund-raising event for the Chamber, and more than two dozen non-profits are invited to take part, show their stuff, raise public awareness of their organizations, and hopefully raise much-needed funds. For some it is their biggest annual event and makes up a good part of their annual budget. Good Old Days is a free event for the public, leaving cash in their pockets to spend on the non-profits, some excellent food and drink, and dozens of arts and crafts vendors. Good Old Days kicks off Saturday morning with the Pacific Grove Kiwanis Club’s Pancake and Sausage Breakfast in Jewell Park at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $6. Quilts by the Bay, the Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild 34th Annual Quilt Show will be held April 13 & 14, 2013 in historic Chautauqua Hall. The show kicks off Friday evening with a reception for MPQG members and their guests on the evening of Friday, April 12. Tickets for the reception are $10 and available at the door or in advance from Guild members. The Show hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; admission is $7.00 for adults, children 12 and under are free. In addition to a colorful display of 200 quilts in traditional, art and digitally enhanced styles, a Boutique will offer a variety of unique, handcrafted items for sale. An assortment of quilt fabric will also be on sale in the Garage Sale. The show also features a Mini Quilt Raffle, in which visitors can win beautiful handmade small-scale quilts displayed. In addition, raffle tickets for Spirit of the Holidays, an 86” by 106” quilt with a Christmas theme, are available for purchase now and during the show. To purchase tickets in advance, contact a Guild member or go to Back Porch Fabrics at 157 Grand Avenue in Pacific Grove, (831) 375-4453. Raffle drawing for all quilts will be Sunday afternoon and winners need not be present to win. www.mpqg.org/quilt-show. Lovers Point Children’s Pool Committee will host a Weenie Roast on Saturday night April 13 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Barbeque of tri-tip, hamburgers, and hot dogs will take place at the Lovers Point pool area and is $10 per child and $20 per adult. “The Little Mermaid movie will be played as well. For more information contact the City’s Recreation Department at 831-648-3130. Pet Extreme is hosting a Pet Contest including Best Dog Trick, Ugliest Dog, Cutest Puppy and Tallest Dog. The contest will take place at Pet Extreme’s booth at the corner of Lighthouse Avenue and 18th Street. The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will provide free meals for all active duty military personnel during the 56th annual Good Old Days on April 13-14 in ap-
Great events at the Library
The Friends of the Pacific Grove Library are hosting a fundraiser at the library to help meet the community's evergrowing demand for eBooks. An Evening for Library Lovers, April 13 from 7:00 - 9:00, will offer music and refreshments as well as a silent auction of items from famous people, bundles of books, afternoon tea for three with author Laurie King, and gift baskets of goodies. There also will be a rare opportunity to bid on valuable books in very good condition from the rare book room of the library. Among the titles up for auction are: The Knave of Hearts by Louis Saunders with pictures by Maxfield Parrish, 1925; The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain, 1903; a signed edition of Boston by Upton Sinclair, 1928; Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, 1899; The Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Charles A. Dana and J. H. Wilson, 1868.
Good Old Days kicks off Saturday morning with the Pacific Grove Kiwanis Club’s Pancake and Sausage Breakfast in Jewell Park at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $6.
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preciation for their service to the country. The meals are offered at the Support Our Troops Food Booth, which is staffed by Chamber volunteers and sponsored jointly each year by Gorman Real Estate and the Pacific Grove Police Officers Association. Steve Gorman of Gorman Real Estate, who also is a reserve Pacific Grove police officer, was the original sole sponsor of the food booth. The Police Officers Association joined with Gorman as a cosponsor starting with last year’s Good Old Days celebration. At 10 a.m. an old-fashioned patriotic parade, staged by the Pacific Grove Rotary, will feature more than 100 entries. Among those will be community groups, bands, old-fashioned wagons, antique vehicles and more. The parade route extends along Pine Avenue between Alder Street and Fountain Avenue. Local radio, television and newspaper personalities will compete in the 14th Annual Media Challenge Basketball Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Caledonia Park, located behind the Pacific Grove Post Office. The Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library located at 550 Central Avenue will hold An Evening for Library Lovers on Saturday, April 13, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. There will be a silent auction for “An Afternoon Tea with Laurie R. King,” letters, books, photos from famous people and gift baskets. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Friends of the Pacific Grove Library and all proceeds to will go to purchase e-books for the Library. Wine, cheese, chocolate will be served. Admission is $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members. The Firefighter Combat Challenge will take place on Sunday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. on Lighthouse Avenue, between 19th Street and Park Street. The Combat Challenge is a 5-event physical challenge that firefighters all over the world participate in and try to complete for the fastest time, with full structural turnouts and breathing apparatus, (weight 65 lbs). Competition events include a tower climb with a high-rise pack, hose hoist, forcible entry, hose advance, and a victim rescue. These events are done all in a row and competitor’s time stops when the last event is complete. The primary purpose for the Firefighter Combat Challenge is to promote physical fitness, an essential part of fighting structural fires. Other family fun activities on Saturday and Sunday will include carnival rides, YMCA family fair, classic car show, dunk tank, pony rides, miniature golf put on by the Boy Scouts, and a Puppy Love Dog show by Animal Friends Rescue Project. Admission to Good Old Days is free both days.
Chelsie Hill with Team Hotwheelz will perform at Good Old Days
Team Hotwheelz is a wheelchair dance group made up of seven ladies with radiant, positive attitudes and a shared passion for dance. Part of the Walk and Roll Foundation, it’s a non-profit established by Chelsie Hill and her father Jon Hill after she was paralyzed in a car accident in 2010 while she was still a high school student in Pacific Grove. This father-daughter duo have accomplished many things over the past couple of years. This team had been an idea and talked about by Chelsie and her father for over a year and came together just just 6 months ago. Chelsie contacted some friends as far away as New York and Florida and her father began promoting. This led to a 5 day boot camp in early October followed by their first performance in Salinas. They have traveled across the country with their Rally4Reality school program speaking to students and parents about the devastating consequence of drunk and distracted driving but now in addition to their school program, Team Hotwheelz performs hip hop dance routines to inspire others to reach for their dreams, despite the challenges the dancers face. After a busy year for Chelsie in 2012, with a new national TV show, Sundance Channel’s “PUSH GIRLS,” daily work with the Rally4Reality program and Team Hotwheelz, the Walk and Roll Foundation expects an even more exciting 2013. Team Hotwheelz will be performing both days at the 55th annual Good Old Days. In addition to presentations at schools<http://montereybayareanews.com/2013wheelchairs-wont-slow-thesewomen-down/#> urging students to make wise choices about drunk or distracted driving, Team Hotwheelz performs hip hop dance routines to inspire others to reach for their dreams, despite the challenges the dancers face.
The firefighter combat challenge is a five-event physical challenge that firefighters throughout the world participate in and try to complete for the fastest time. With full turnouts and breathing apparatus (weight 65 lbs). Competition events include a tower climb with a high-rise pack, hose hoist, forcible entry, hose advance, and a victim rescue. These events are done all in a row and the competitor’s time stops when the last event is complete. The primary purpose for the Firefighter Combat Challenge is to promote physical fitness, an essential part of fighting structural fires.
Free Meals for Military at Good Old Days
AFRP at Good Old Days Learn about Animal Friends Rescue Project and meet adoptable dogs at AFRP’s booth at this year’s Good Old Days on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 in downtown Pacific Grove.
The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will provide free meals for all active duty military personnel during the 56th annual Good Old Days on April 13-14 in appreciation for their service to the country. The meals are offered at the Support Our Troops Food Booth, which is staffed by Chamber volunteers and sponsored jointly each year by Gorman Real Estate and the Pacific Grove Police Officers Association. Steve Gorman of Gorman Real Estate, who also is a reserve Pacific Grove police officer, was the original sole sponsor of the food booth. The Police Officers Association joined with Gorman as a co-sponsor starting with last year’s Good Old Days celebration. The food booth is traditionally located at the corner of Lighthouse Avenue and 16th Street. To take advantage of the free meals, active duty military personnel need to just show a military ID and do not need to be in uniform. Sgt. Jeff Fenton, president of the Police Officers Association, said, “We feel the military is doing a great service. The military is a strong member of our community with the DLI (Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey) being so close. We support them.”
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Main Stage Entertainment Non profits signed up to date:
Chicano All Stars Matt Masih and the Messengers Foxtails Brigade
Animal Friends Rescue Project Arthritis Foundation Beacon House Camp Sea Lab Eckankar EF Educational Tours Home Stay Feast of Lanterns Foundation for Performing Arts Center Heritage Society of Pacific Grove Mayflower Presbyterian Church Monterey County Republican Party Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District MY Museum Pacific Grove Art Center Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Peace of Mind Dog Rescue PG USD Lacrosse PGHS Alumni Association Rotary Interact Club Stormwater and Education Alliance(SEA) Sustainable Pacific Grove Teddy Bears with Heart Alzheimer's Association PGUSD State Pre-School Pacific Grove Kiwanis Christian Church of Pacific Grove Pacific Grove Rotary YMCA
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Good Old Days 2013 Music Festival Schedule Entertainment Saturday, April 13 La Crème Stage: 13th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. Moonalice, San Francisco’s Renowned Psychedelic Rock and Blues Jam Band (Opened for U2 in 2011) Chase Bank Stage: Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue All Day Latin Stage with DJ Wilfredo Prudencio, presenting several Latin bands and dance teams. 12:30pm and 3:30pm Team Hotwheelz Dance Team by reality TV show star Chelsea Hill and Hotwheelz Wheelchair Dance Team. Bank of America Stage: 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 10:15am - 11:00am 11:15am - 12:00pm 12:15pm - 1:15pm 1:30pm - 2:15pm 2:15pm - 3:00pm 3:15pm - 4:00pm 4:15pm - 5:00pm 5:15pm - 6:00pm 6:15pm - 7:00pm
The Cypressaires Barbershop Chorus Touch’d Too Much, AC/DC Tribute Band Jamaica’s Belly Dancers Jodymia, Solo Vocal and Guitar, and Possessed by Obsession, Rock Originals and Covers Black Pearl, Classic Rock Covers, and Counterfeit Control, Alternative Heavy Rock The Legendary Chicano All Stars Band, Latin Rock/R&B The Pacific Grove Brazilian Drumming Class Foxtails Brigade, Bay Area Pop Band Audio Waltz, American Blues Rock & Roll
17th Street Grill Stage: 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 10:00am - 10:45am 11:00am - 11:45am 12:00pm - 12:45pm 1:00pm - 1:45pm 2:00pm - 2:45pm 3:00pm - 3:45pm 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Asha-Med, Alternative/Garage/Punk Monterey Flute Choir A Band of Ninjas, Acoustic Rock Covers Dave Conley, Variety of Covers and Originals Random Stranger, Classic Rock Covers Park Avenue Belly Dancers Buoy 59, Punk Rock
Goodies Stage: Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 9:45am - 10:30am 10:45am - 11:30am 11:45am - 12:30pm 12:45pm - 1:30pm 1:45pm - 2:30pm 2:45pm - 3:30pm 3:45pm - 4:30pm 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Snarky Cats, Psychadelic Blues/Motown/Funk The Furry Chaps Bluegrass Band, Folk Johnny Clay Band, Blues/Rock Tommy Faia and the Juice, Rock n’Roll/Blues RockStar Dance Studio and PG Breaker Girls Bay Belles Barbershop Chorus Pacific Grove High School Chamber Orchestra Hit & Run Band, Blues/Funk/R&B
Jewell Park Stage: Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 8:00am - 10:00am 10:15am-11:00am 11:15am-12:00pm 12:15pm-12:45pm 1:00pm-1:45pm 2:00pm-2:45pm 3:00pm-3:45pm 4:00pm-4:45pm
Monterey Maple Leaf Club, Ragtime Michael Martinez, Pianist Rose Merrill, Folk/Pop Magician Buzz Lawrence Steppin’ Out, Rock/Jazz/Contemporary Richard McLaughlin, Guitarist Michael Brautovich, Saxophonist Joseph Mortela, Alternative/Folk Rock
Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co.: 15th St. and Lighthouse Ave. 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Entertainment Sunday, April 14 La Crème Stage: 13th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. Moonalice, San Francisco’s Renowned Psychedelic Rock and Blues Jam Band (Opened for U2 in 2011) Chase Bank Stage: Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue All Day Latin Stage with DJ Wilfredo Prudencio, presenting several Latin bands and dance teams. 12:30pm and 3:30pm Team Hotwheelz Dance Team by reality TV show star Chelsea Hill and her Wheelchair Dance Team. First time performing in Monterey County. Bank of America Stage: 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 10:00am - 11:00am The Linda Arceo Band, Pop/Rock 11:15am - 12:00pm Firefly, Classic Rock 12:15pm - 1:15pm Culann’s Hounds, San Francisco’s #1 Irish Folk 1:15pm - 2:15pm Beso Negro, San Francisco’s Top Gypsy Jazz 2:30pm - 3:30pm Matt Masih and the Messengers, Soul/Funk/ R&B 3:45pm - 4:45pm Stu Heydon Blues Band, Blues 17th Street Grill Stage: 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 10:00am - 10:45am 11:00am - 11:45am 12:00pm - 12:45pm 1:00pm - 1:45pm 2:00pm - 2:45pm 3:00pm - 4:00pm 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Martin Shears, Rock Blue Collar Band, Blues Jam Band Audio Waltz, American Blues Rock & Roll All Good Things, Blues/Jazz/R&B Rayburn Brothers, Folk/Rock Terrie Londee & B-4 Dawn Band, R&B/Funk/ Pop Groovy Judy, 60’s and 70’s Music/Funk-Rock
Goodies Stage: Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 10:30am - 11:30am Rollin & Tumblin, Blues 11:45am - 12:30pm Sierra Silver Strings, Kids Fiddle Group from Reno, Nevada 12:45pm - 1:30pm Tommy Faia and the Juice, Rock n’Roll/Blues 1:45pm - 2:30pm Del Monte Brass Band 2:45pm - 3:30pm Amee Chapman & The Velvet Tumbleweeds, Americana/Folk 3:45pm - 4:30pm Sierra Silver Strings, Kids Fiddle Group from Reno, Nevada Jewell Park Stage: Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 9:15am - 10:15am 10:30am-11:15am 11:30am - 12:30pm 12:45pm – 1:30pm 1:45pm – 2:30pm 2:45pm – 3:30pm 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Sean Ryan, Guitarist James Woolwine, Guitarist Steppin’ Out, Rock/Jazz/Contemporary Joseph Mortela, Alternative/Folk Rock Dusty Moon, Folk Kenny Chung, Acoustic Guitar and Harmonica Bogie and the Turtles, Rock
Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co.: 15th St. and Lighthouse Ave. 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Margie Wong, Guitarist and Vocalist
Margie Wong, Guitarist and Vocalist
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Make this a golden age Free writing workshop offered The Creative Writing Workshop, a six-week course taught by San Francisco playwright/critic/actor Lee Brady, welcomes new and experienced writers of all ages who want to write fiction, non fiction, poetry or plays. The workshop will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays from April 11 to May 16. The stated goal is for students to discover or renew their passion for writing. Contact Lee at 869-0860 or email@example.com, or contact Kathryn Kress, coordinator of MPC’s Older Adult Program at 646-4058 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop is free and will meet at the Sally Griffin Center at 700 Jewell Avenue.
Monterey Library offers program for Boomers The Monterey Public Library presents ‘Boomer Education 101: A Two-part Series’ with Bob Petty, an advisor with Partners for Transitions, LLC on Mondays April 8 and 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., a program designed to help members of the Baby Boomer Generation prepare for some major changes that are just around the corner. Topics covered include Medicare benefits, Social Security, and continued employment after age 65. Admission is free and no reservations are required. The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. For more information call 646-5602 or see www.monterey.org/library.
Smart Gardening Fair scheduled April 13
The Monterey Bay Master Gardeners' Seventh Annual Smart Gardening Fair will take place Sat., April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Highway One at Rio Road in Carmel, adjacent to the Crossroads Carmel. This free event provides an opportunity for local gardening groups, vendors and organizations to share their green expertise and passions with the public. Detailed information may be found at www.smartgardening.org or by telephoning 383-9181.
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Two new, free lectures with Gentrain program at MPC Wednesday Gentrain lectures are free and open to the public. Their purpose is to support the regular Gentrain program at Monterey Peninsula College. Lectures are held 1:30-2:30 p.m., and are held in Lecture Forum 103. Parking at the college is $2. Below is a listing of upcoming lectures. On April 10 Michael Kenneth Hemp, Cannery Row historian, will speak on “How Cannery Row Shaped Today’s Monterey: the Cannery Row You Think You Know.” Utilizing archival photographic images from the exceptional Pat Hathaway Collection, Hemp will share a vivid PowerPoint presentation on the Monterey Peninsula’s origins and evolution into the “Sardine Capital of the World,” its downfall and some of its unknown or largely unappreciated influences on today’s Monterey. The spectacular professional work of professional photographers of the era in the Pat Hathaway Collection illustrate the otherwise almost unexplainable. Many images are from the Pat Hathaway Collection photos used in Michael Kenneth Hemp’s “Cannery Row, the History of John Steinbeck’s Old Ocean View Avenue.” Some images are exclusive to this presentation. Since 2003, Hemp has focused on continued historical and literary research, heritage marketing, writing and publishing, lecturing and efforts such as preserving Ed Ricketts’ Lab and attempting to save the iconic “Western Flyer,” in which Ricketts and Steinbeck voyaged to Baja Cali-
fornia in 1940 with the resulting “Sea of Cortez,” by John Steinbeck & Ed Ricketts. Hemp’s history of Cannery Row will be available at a 20% discount at the lecture. Included with book purchase is an authentic Cannery Row can label to be used as a bookmark or for framing. He will sign and dedicate books, of course. On April 17 the subject will be “The End of Paganism in Ancient Egypt.” Tom Logan spent two weeks this past winter with Eugene Cruz-Uribe on an expedition to Phylae, Egypt. Phylae was an Egyptian temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple and Isis worship were very popular during the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods. The purpose of the work was to record graffiti left by pilgrims who came “to see the goddess.” By 391 the Roman Emperor Theodosius the Great had passed a series of laws forbidding pagan religion. But Phylae is located in Southern Egypt, far from Constantinople, and so paganism survived there for another 200 years. This lecture will look at the last pagan worship in Egypt and discuss the function of an Egyptian temple and the worship in it. Logan has been an instructor for the Gentrain Program for 20 years as well as an instructor in the MPC Social Sciences Division and chair of the division. He has also excavated in Egypt. MPC is located at 980 Fremont St., Monterey. Call 646-4224 for more information or visit www. gentrain.org.
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Art Center opens new exhibits on April 12 Art, Wine and Music Walk coincides
The Pacific Grove Art Center will hold an art opening reception on Fri., April 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. New exhibitions at the center will include the Central Coast Art Association’s 68th Semi-Annual Juried Show in the David Henry Gill Gallery, Antje Woolum’s “Creating My Own Reality” photography exhibit in the Louise Cardeiro Boyer Gallery, Claire Harkins’ “Destinations and Divas” painting exhibit in the Nadine Annand Gallery, and Richard Murai’s “Signs of Life” photography exhibit in the Elmarie Dyke Gallery. All exhibits will show April 12 through May 23. Gallery hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon - 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 4 p.m. Admission is free. The center is located at 568 Lighthouse Avenue. For more information call 375-2208, email pgart@ mbay.net, or visit www.pgartcenter.org.
About the CCAA
The Central Coast Art Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. The original name, Pacific Grove Art Association was changed to the present name in 1972. The purpose of the CCAA is to promote interest in, and appreciation of, art on the Monterey Peninsula. The governing body is a board of directors which meets monthly. Proceedings and other information are reported in a monthly bulletin which is sent to membership. On the fourth Monday of each month, the association holds a general meeting and sponsors a lecture demonstration by an accomplished artist at Monterey Youth Center at 777 Pearl Street in Monterey. The association also features a member showcase artist to become better acquainted with its members and their work. Admission is free and the public is invited. Annually the CCAA gives a scholarship to an outstanding art major graduate of the Monterey Peninsula to further that student’s art education. The association can be reached by mail at P.O. Box 102, Pacific Grove.
“Divas and Destinations” by Claire Harkins
“I never feel more powerful, happy or in control, than when I am painting,” says Harkins. “I paint with frenzy, afraid someone will interrupt me. I take no prisoners. I dance and shout, pull weeds and constantly talk to my dog. “Like many women, I like to arrange my universe to my liking. ...When I’m painting I am in control of this canvas universe and can make everything pink or purple, if I so desire. Frequently, I desire. “I love bold color, strong lines, light and shadows. In my landscapes I love to showcase the Central Coast of California. ... “I am not saving the world with my work, but would like to create some warmth, a smile and a glimpse of my version of a canvass universe.” Claire Harkins, a Monterey County resident from Salinas, paints in oils.
OPEN CALL for ARTISTS working in 2-d and 3-d***SOLO SHOW***
The purpose of the Pacific Grove Art Center is to Educate, Appreciate, Exhibit, Encourage, and Inspire. Since 1969, the PGAC has been a community based nonprofit seeking to enhance art appreciation and encourage the creation of art. With the desire to have art available to everyone, PGAC has held low cost classes, free exhibits to view, low cost gallery rental fees, and has also offered reduced rent for artists' studios for over 40 years. Emerging and established artists are professionally shown in our historic galleries, and large group shows can provide the first step into the art world for many. Through generous donations, grants, and hundreds of volunteered hours, the Art Center continues its mission today. Apply for a SOLO SHOW by visiting our website and downloading the submission form. Submit required materials and submission fee by May 5 2013. $15 for PGAC Members. $40 for non-PGAC members. ($30 Individual Membership). www.pgartcenter.org Submission materials will not be returned. Accepted artists will be notified within one month of submission deadline. They will exhibit in either late 2013 or in early-mid 2014, as decided by the PGAC Selection Committee. Gallery fees will range from $145-$250 for those artists selected under this May 5 submission deadline.
“Creating My Own Reality” by Antje Woolum
Antje Woolum’s photography reflects a vision that attempts to look at something ordinary and make it special, unusual and thought provoking by using the power of lighting. Her work reflects a variety of subjects and yet they all have something in common. She attempts to take ordinary subjects and change them to something powerful through the view finder of the camera. Her work attempts to inspire emotions, different to everyone who sees it. “Four Horses” is a view of a group of horses in the mist in the quietness and warmth of a hot summer day. It reminds the viewer of rest and relaxation and yet, the four horses, three white and one black, are also showing an imbalance that is balanced through light. She creates her art in black and white as well as color.
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“Signs of Life” by Richard Murai
These selections from Richard Murai’s Bhutan, Laos, Tibet and Cambodia portfolios were produced over the last 10 years, and represent a 25-year project of documenting world sacred sites and places of power. They reflect an unfolding voyage of discovery and exploration that examines evidence of intense spiritual devotion and religious fervor, past and present, within unique and distinctive cultures. His search for compelling and spiritually rich photographs has generated travel to locations within Asia, India, South America, the Middle East, Russia, Western Europe and the United States. In his website, “Signs of Life: Worlds Apart,” Murai states, “Ongoing global unrest has caused extreme uncertainty and a difficult emotional time for all. We continue to confront a perplexing, irrational and uncertain world. Reluctance to accept diverse cultural/political/religious influences, both here and abroad, adds to the apprehension, cynicism and confusion. Becoming sensitive to unfamiliar cultures can quell much of this anxiety and may encourage tolerance and compassion.” Born, raised and educated in the San Francisco Bay Area, Murai now lives in the Northern California Sierra foothills, and teaches creative photography in the North Central valley. His photographs are exhibited and collected here and abroad, and have been featured in major publications including Shots, Camera Arts, Photographers Forum, SilverShotz International, BBC Online and Lenswork. Honors include first place awards from the prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year (UK).
PG Art Center offers big show in small halls Even in a small non-profit it takes numerous talented individuals to create a thriving, vibrant organization. With a vision of connecting community through creativity, members of the passionate team work hard to make the mission possible. “I Just Work Here” honors the dedication, skills and generosity of some of the people who work at the Pacific Grove Art Center: studio artists, volunteers, instructors, staff, assistants, board members, and interns. As a way to thank them, the center offers a petite exhibit of big variety to share with gallery visitors. Exhibiting artists include Sherard Russell, Sheila Delimont, Misha Pavlov, Maria Poroy, Kaitlin Sandoval, Kait Kent, Kai, Julie Heilman, Jane Flury, Jacque Colbert, George Menasco, Derek Olinger, Dante Rondo, Cy Colburn, Connie Pearlstein, Cleo Kent-Davy, Cheryl Kampe, Carol Baker, Barbara Furbush, Arthur Rogers, Anni Bushey, Amanda Menefee and Alana Puryear. The center is located at 568 Lighthouse Avenue. For more information call 375-2208.
Art scholarship offered by CCAA
The Central Coast Art Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Monterey Peninsula high school senior who intends to pursue studies in the visual arts at an institution of higher learning. Applications have been placed at all local high schools and with the Youth Arts Collective, 472 Calle Principal, Monterey. Applicants should excel in either two or three dimensional visual arts with a sincere intent to pursue their art academically. Applicants must deliver their application, biographical statement, two letters of reference and a digital portfolio of recent works on CD to: The Works Bookstore 667 Lighthouse Ave Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Application deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2013. For more information contact: Debbie Griest – CCAA Scholarship Committee Chair – 831 236-2064 – debbie. email@example.com The Central Coast Art Association is a nonprofit organization with membership open to anyone interested in the visual arts. Its purpose is to promote interest in and appreciation for fine art on the Monterey Peninsula. CCAA provides members with opportunities to network, exhibit work in local venues, see monthly art demonstrations by well known artists, participate in juried shows and workshops and be involved in community service projects. Visit CCAA’s Website: – http://centralcoastartassociation.com/
Left: Artist and office assistant, Kai, The Chase Above: Artist and Painting Teacher Assistant, Derek Olinger, Drawing Study Lesson 4, drawing.
April 20 lecture covers exhibiting artwork from proposals to sales
There are many talented artists and few exhibition opportunities. How does an artist win one of those coveted spots? Presenting artwork professionally may increase prospects for selection. A lecture to be held Saturday, April 20 will serve as a guide through the exhibition process from submitting proposals through selling artwork. It will cover exhibition opportunities; submitting to Call-For-Entries; writing an exhibit proposal and statement; selecting images for submission and reproduction; installing exhibits; pricing art; postcards and publicity and more. Emphasis will be on practical strategies any artist can adopt. The Pacific Grove Art Center at 568 Lighthouse Avenue will host the lecture from 2-4 p.m. The fee for the lecture is $30. Pre-registration is required. To register contact Eva Bernstein at 332-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Santa Cruz artist Eva Bernstein has exhibited extensively over the past decade. Her work is held in private collections nationwide. She is the exhibitions coordinator for the MPC Printmakers, a group of more than 80 artists. She has secured and curated annual and biannual exhibits for the group in Monterey Bay area galleries for the past seven years. To view her work go to www.evabernstein.com. Limited Scholarships may be available. Contact Pacific Grove Art Center by April 10 with a written request for scholarship, explaining need.
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Bill Minor and Friends
An afternoon of readings, live music at Old Capitol Books Old Capitol Books will host Bill Minor in readings from his new book along with live music on Saturday, April 6. Music will be by Minor on piano and Heath Proskin on bass, with vocals by Jaqui Hope. Lyrical readings from the book, “The Inherited Heart, an American Memoir,” are laced with original music and standards from the era depicted in the book. The free event starts at 2:30 p.m. at 559 Tyler Street in Monterey. Call 333-0383 for more information. Bill Minor was originally trained as a visual artist (Pratt Institute and U.C. Berkeley), and exhibited woodcut prints and paintings at the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution and other museums and galleries. He began to write poetry as a graduate student in language arts at San Francisco State, producing his first book containing poems and woodcut prints, “Pacific Grove,” in 1974. Minor has since published five more books of poetry. A jazz writer with over 150 articles to his credit, Bill has also published three books on music: “Unzipped Souls: A Jazz Journey Through the Soviet Union” and “Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years” and “Jazz Journeys to Japan: The
Heart Within.” Bill served as scriptwriter for the Warner Brothers film documentary based on the Monterey Jazz Festival book. A professional musician since the age of 16, Bill set his poems to music and recorded a CD, “Bill Minor and Friends.” A second CD, “Mortality Suite,”offers original poems and music. Jaqui Hope is a local singer/ songwriter who plays with many genres, jazz, soul, gospel, rock, and has collaborated with much of the Peninsula’s creative community. She says her deepest pleasure is derived from the connection that occurs between a receptive listener and her expression of a song. Heath Proskin played electric bass with the rock groups Suborbitals and Superlucky Elephant. He studied jazz arranging and improvisation at Berklee College of Music in Boston and played jazz frequently on the East Coast before moving to California. He has performed with the Monterey Bay/CSUMB Jazz Orchestra and now plays with Along Came Betty, Dottie Dodgion, the group Aporia, and many other highly respected jazz musicians on the Peninsula, including Kenny Stahl, Eddie Mendenhall, George Young, and Bob Phillips.
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Coastal community cleanup will celebrate Earth Month
Marine Life Studies will kick off Earth Month with the Take It to the Streets Coastal Community Cleanup on Monday, April 1 from noon to 3 p.m. It is an effort to stop marine pollution at the source. A Marine Life Studies Plastic Police initiative, it takes participants along the bike path along the coastline, Heritage Harbor, and the streets of downtown Monterey to pick up trash. The plan is to collect marine pollution before it can reach the ocean through storm drains and local watersheds. Individual and small group volunteers are welcome. Marine Life Studies will provide all necessary supplies for cleanup, including buckets, grabbers, safety vests and gloves. Participants will receive a thank you gift. Those wishing to help with the cleanup should check in at Marine Life Studies table located on the grassy area at the Upper Custom House Plaza across from entrance of Old Fisherman’s Wharf #1 in Monterey. For more information see www.marinelifestudies.org or call 901-3833.
Breast health lecture offered at library
Daya Fisch will present a lecture, “Breast Health: Four Simple Methods” on Monday, April 22 in the Library Community Room at the Monterey Public Library. The presentation attempts to provide useful, proactive information about acupressure, lymphatic massage, breathing techniques and the latest research in prevention. Simple changes that will take no more than a minute can have profound effects on body and breast health. Daya Fisch is passionate about health and empowering people to heal their own bodies to live vibrant, awake lives. She is trained in many therapeutic modalities and is a specialist in Lymphatic Massage. Daya has also studied traditional Ayurvedic healing, Yoga and numerous other massage techniques. Learn more at breasthealthproject.com. The lecture will be held from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Adults are invited to attend and admission is free. Reservations are required. Call �646-5632 or email thongchu@monterey. org. The Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. The event I sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee.
Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 20130612 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TFD North America, 80 Garden Court, Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940, County of Monterey. Full name of Registrant: Systems Exchange, Inc., a California Corporation, 80 Garden Court, Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940. This business is conducted by a corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on May 1, 2008. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Signature of Registrant: Christy Goade, Title: Chief Financial Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Monterey County on March 27, 2013. Notice - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct copy of the original on file in my office. STEPHEN L. VAGNINI, MONTEREY COUNTY CLERK BY: Deputy Expires: March 27, 2018 New Filing - with Change(s) Publication dates: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/13 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20130588 The following person is doing business as TAYLOR JEAN PHOTOGRAPHY, 2405 David Ave. #4, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR LOPEZ, 2405 David Ave. #4, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on March 25, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Christopher Lopez. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19/2013
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of JOANNA VAUGHN and KYMANI VAUGHN Case No. M121984 Filed February 20, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner JOANNA VAUGHN and KYMANI VAUGHN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name KAI JAI AGUISANDA-VAUGHN to proposed name KAI JAI AGUISANDA VAUGHN. 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: April 19, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 15. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Rd., 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: February 20, 2013. Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5/13
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Sale of a Residence After Death - Part II
When I went to law school, I knew that I wanted to practice estate planning. I usually joke that the reason it is unusual for law students to focus upon this subject matter is because there are no TV shows about estate planning attorneys: it’s not the flashiest area of the law. Most people’s impressions of the law and lawyers are shaped by the entertainment industry which focuses on litigation or criminal law which is adversarial by nature. Most people realize that the entertainment industry is more interested in creating drama and interesting story lines rather than accurate portrayals of the legal profession. In fact, when preparing for the Bar Exam, we were actually advised to watch “any TV show or movie about lawyers” as a way to study legal ethics by identifying all the ethical or procedural rules that are constantly broken by the characters. This proved to be an effective study method! Nevertheless, our popular culture strongly influences the way people view lawyers and their expectations of the law. As a result, many people might feel uncomfortable with the idea of visiting an attorney for estate planning. Not only are they already hesitant to discuss topics such as death, disability, and taxes, they are not sure if they will be able to get along with an aloof and abrasive attorney. However, most people are presently surprised at the process as estate planning is a very different area of the law than what some expect.
Unlike the adversarial litigation attorney from a favorite TV show, an estate planning attorney acts as the clients’ trusted adviser, helps the clients identify their concerns, and develops a plan that accomplishes their goals and navigates the complex law. Rather than a stuffy corporate environment, most estate planning attorneys strive to create a warm and friendly setting that makes clients comfortable to discuss these otherwise uncomfortable topics. Most clients find the process to be a pleasant surprise. When the plan is complete, most clients express a sense of accomplishment and the feeling that a great weight has been lifted off their shoulders. There are probably good reasons why there are no TV shows about estate planning attorneys: no drama, no scandal, and no legal ethics rules being broken on a regular basis. These same reasons, however, make estate planning accessible, comfortable, and rewarding, not only for the clients but also for the attorney. Most people realize that they should address their estate planning but are hesitant to do so for a variety of reasons. It is important to know that the process is not nearly as intimidating as one might think. A qualified estate planning attorney can act as a trusted adviser to help clients navigate the law and plan for their loved ones. KRASA LAW is located at 704-D Forest Avenue, PG, and Kyle can be reached at 831-920-0205.
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Two weeks ago we discussed the sale of a personal residence after someone passes away when held as joint tenants or community property. We also discussed the concept of a cost basis step up (or down) to the current fair market value at death as it relates to joint tenancy, community property, and tenancy in common. If you missed this article you can find it on my website at www.tlongcpa.com/blog. This week we are going to discuss what happens when a sole owner or tenant in common passes away and the house or fractional interest in a house goes to their trust or estate. Often children are tasked with figuring out what to do with mom or dad’s house after the second spouse passes. Names like executor, executrix, and trustee get thrown around and sometimes you get to know your accountant and attorney better than if you had gone on a fishing trip together! After death, the house typically become part of the estate if there was no trust in place, and if there was, then it becomes part of an irrevocable trust that has the task of winding up affairs and distributing the assets to the beneficiaries (or trusts for the beneficiaries). If the surviving spouse held the house as a sole owner or in his or her revocable trust before death, the house receives a full step-up (or down) in basis to the current fair market value at death. If the house is distributed outright to a beneficiary (or beneficiaries) and then the beneficiary immediately sells the home, you often will have a loss due to the real estate commissions and other sales expenses (or perhaps even a market decline between date of death and the sale as we saw so often over the past five years). This loss, however, will generally be a nondeductible personal loss unless you first convert it to a rental property, and then sell it later. If, however, it is decided the house needs to be sold while it is still in the estate or trust in order to pay debts or to distribute the proceeds to various beneficiaries, you may have a case to take a deductible loss on the sale of the property (which would offset other taxable income in the estate or trust, or perhaps flow through to the benefi-
ciaries reducing their personal taxes). Fair warning, the IRS and the courts disagree on this issue! The IRS has taken the position that even a trust or estate cannot take a loss unless it is a rental property or converted to a rental property and then sold. However, this conflicts with some of the instructions they provide regarding capital assets held by trusts and estates. The courts, on the other hand, have held that a trust or estate does not hold personal assets, and thus is allowed to take a loss on the sale of what used to be the decedent’s personal residence as long as no beneficiaries live in the property in the interim. There are other issues to consider here, but in the right circumstances, strategic planning could create some large tax savings. If a tenant in common passes away, his or her ownership percentage receives a step in basis to the current fair market value and the interest flows through to the estate or trust. Similar results would occur as those just discussed for sole owners. It is less common to find someone holding a personal residence as a tenant in common, especially with unrelated people. It also comes with other, more complicated issues, since fractionalizing ownership in a house diminishes the value - basically, who wants to buy a house with other people you don’t know? In all cases after someone passes away, date-of-death appraisals are requisite, and you may need specialized appraisers for fractional interest properties. This really just scratches the surface of the issues you can encounter, and it is always best to find a CPA and attorney team that is equipped to handle these issues appropriately. IRS Circular 230 Notice: To the extent this article concerns tax matters, it is not intended to be used and cannot be used by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law. Travis H. Long, CPA is located at 706-B Forest Avenue, PG, 93950 and focuses on trust, estate, individual, and business taxation. He can be reached at 831-333-1041.
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Relay for Life will be held May 4
The American Cancer Society will sponsor the Monterey Relay for Life on Saturday, May 4 at the Monterey Fairgrounds. The event begins at 9 a.m. and continues for 24 hours. Volunteers will walk to raise money and hope for cancer victims. Music and food will be provided. A silent auction will be held during the event. Walkers can sign up as teams by visiting www.relayforlife.org. Watchers are admitted free. Cancer survivors will receive free coffee, breakfast and lunch, goodie bags and t-shirts. The event will raise money for cancer research.
Marine sanctuary starts docent training The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is starting the annual training for educational docents on April 11 at the sanctuary’s headquarters in Monterey. Classes will be held for six weeks on consecutive Thursday nights, with field trips on the weekends.
Become a Museum Docent! Training begins Thurs., April 18 and continues until May 26.
R e g i s t e r b y c a l l i n g A l l i s o n Wa t s o n , C o m m u n i t y Outreach Program Manager at 831-648-5716x20 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org One of the Museum’s current docents, Marc Rush, who dressed as a Monarch during Monarch Magic to teach about the physiology of Monarchs:
“It is so rewarding to be able to help visitors to get more enjoyment out of their visit to our wonderful museum, and if I can enhance their knowledge a little and instill a sense of wonder about the natural world around them at the same time, well, that’s a real bonus for me too.”
Fair Housing Creative Design Contest The City of Pacific Grove Housing Division invites PGUSD students to participate in our annual Fair Housing Creative Art Contest “Our Work Today Defines Our Tomorrow” is this year’s theme for Fair Housing Month. The local contest is sponsored the City of Pacific Grove Housing Division, once again joining with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other housing agencies in celebrating the anniversary of the National Fair Housing Law. HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive, communities and quality affordable homes for all. The reason for this contest is to make communities and especially, children and teens aware of the importance of fair housing and equal opportunities. It will also help young people become aware of the problems related to housing discrimination.
Students may submit a poem, essay, poster, a photograph or video/dvd that showcases why they believe fair housing is important in our community. The contest is open to all public school students within the City of Pacific Grove grades K to 12. Entries will be judged in 3 groups: Group 1: Elementary students; Group 2: Middle School students; Group 3: High School Students. First, second and third place winners will be selected from each age group, for a total of 9 winners. Winners will be announced on the 30th of April and prizes will be awarded. Winners will also have their artwork displayed throughout the month April at City Hall in Pacific Grove.
For contest rules and more information on the 2013 Fair Housing Contest, visit the City of Pacific Grove website http://ci.pg.ca.us or contact email@example.com
Anyone not signed up for the training can register now by contacting Lisa Emanuelson, the sanctuary’s volunteer monitoring coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (831) 647-4227, or by just showing up for the first class. The classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Building 455 at Heritage Harbor, 99 Pacific St., near Fisherman’s Wharf and Custom House Plaza. The weekend field trips will be scheduled during that class. The 20-year-old marine sanctuary has two programs for educational docents – Team OCEAN for docents in kayaks during summer months, and Bay Net for docents along the shoreline year around.
CSUMB stages “A History of the Body”
Excerpts from “A History of the Body,” a new work by Aimee Suzara, will be staged at CSU Monterey Bay on Thursday, April 18. The production is part of the university’s celebration of Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. “A History of the Body,” directed by Pamela Wu Kochiyama and co-produced by The Pagbabalik Project and Third Root Productions, is about what happens to two women who meet in a beauty salon. The play addresses modern-day attitudes toward beauty and skin tone for Filipina women and women of color, the global rise in the use of skin-whitening products, and the historical events and stereotypes about people of color perpetuated at the turn of the century. Following the performance, Suzara and writer/scholar Lisa Marie Rollins will discuss what went into creating this provocative work. Afterward, the audience will have the opportunity to talk with the director and cast. The production will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the World Theater. The event is free, but visitors must purchase a $2 parking permit. The theater is located on Sixth Avenue near B Street. Driving directions and a campus map are available at csumb. edu/map. CSUMB’s Special Events Committee, Division of Humanities and Communication, the Otter Cross Cultural Center and the NAACP are sponsors of the event. For more information or to request disability accommodations, call Cross Cultural Center coordinator rita zhang at 582-4676.
Lecture on nuclear threats offered
At the Monday, April 22 meeting of the World Affairs Council, Jon Walfsthal will speak on “The Evolving Nuclear Threats From North Korea and Iran” at the Rancho Canada Golf Club. Wolfsthal, deputy director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at MIIS, is also an internationally recognized expert, media commentator and author. He has served in many capacities, including White House Special Advisor for Nuclear Security, and Director of the National Security Council. In this discussion he will focus on nuclear capabilities, ambitions and dangerous developments in North Korea and Iran, and the efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. The lecture is free and begins at 12:40 p.m. Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and is $25 for members or $35 for non-members. A vegetarian option will be available An RSVP is requested and must be made by April 18. Call 643-1855 to register or visit www.wacmb.org. Tickets may be purchased by check, or by Visa or MasterCard at $2 extra. The golf club is located at 4860 Carmel Valley Road.
April 5, 2013 • CEDAR STREET
Times • Page 27
Dissent, name-calling clouds Greenwood project meeting Project put on hold by the city the next day
By Cameron Douglas About 40 members of the Pacific Grove community attended an information meeting at the Community Center on March 28. Most were residents of the Greenwood Park area. The meeting’s purpose was to educate the public about the CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) requirements involved with the Greenwood Park Clean Water Project, and “to have an open discussion about the concerns that have been raised to date,” according to a public meeting notice issued by the city. It was not the first meeting on the subject. Tensions were high at the two-hour meeting in regard to the city’s approach to the project. Environmental Programs Manager Sarah Hardgrave conducted the meeting. City Manager Tom Frutchey attended. Also present were Megan Jones, Senior Planner for Rincon Consultants, Inc., and Ken Klemme of the Northern Salinas Valley Mosquito Abatement District. Before either of the guests could speak the meeting deteriorated into a contentious question-and-answer session regarding the project design itself. Residents expressed frustration about “not being heard.” Several angry outbursts – and insults – ensued, and one resident loudly called Hardgrave, “liar.” Hardgrave insisted the proceeding be civil. After that point in the evening, more constructive input was offered. Neighbors voiced old as well as new concerns about installing a wetland at the park. Jones introduced her company as “an objective third party that is analyzing the project.” She presented a slideshow with in-depth detail of the CEQA process. When asked what the city’s cost was for this analysis, Jones did not give an answer, but Hardgrave said it’s covered by the grant Pacific Grove received for the project. The grant is specifically for a wetland project. Most of the Pacific Grove shoreline lies in the ASBS (Area of Special Biological Significance) and requires special protection. Pacific Grove has been required by the state through a cease-and-desist order to reduce pollutant load into the ASBS by 90 percent during a design storm event. That is a storm of a magnitude that falls within the design specifications of a storm sewer system. It is unclear what criteria the state would use to measure this. Nearly all of Pacific Grove watershed drains into Greenwood Park. There is little land absorption because the town sits on bedrock. Hardgrave, who chairs a committee involved with monitoring storm water runoff, said she has “seen a variety of constituents that exceed standards.” Last September, residents attended a two-day design charette. Its purpose was for residents to shape some ideas for a natural wetland filtration system that fell within the parameters of a project grant. Two separate designs – drafted by the residents, several of whom were at the meeting last Thursday – were forwarded to city council. The designs were (a) a set of in-stream filtration pools, and (b) an off-stream pond. The proposed project that followed met with resistance and concern at a City Council meeting in February of this year. The project, at least as it stood on March 28, calls for three in-stream filtration ponds. Three main issues came up at the March 28 meeting: • Mosquitoes. • Cross-contamination from faulty sewers that could affect the project’s effectiveness. • The potential effects from odors of hydrogen sulfide gases created by the wetland. “Swamp” was the word used by some people at the meeting to describe the project. One resident brought up what he called “legacy residue,” left over from the 20th century canning operations and other industries, recalling a time when “dump trucks” used to pull up and throw contaminants into the bay. His point was that there will always be leftovers from that, which can affect pollutant readings. Many of those who attended the meeting agreed that a build-up of sediment in sewer lines, combined
with leaks between sewers, are the main issues affecting outfall readings, and contend these are the issues to address first. Mosquitoes, it was noted, can carry disease and travel quite a ways from their breeding sites. Hardgrave deferred to Klemme for input. He remarked that he was surprised at plans to remove trees because they are helpful with mosquito control. Klemme also noted that “it takes a lot of work to maintain the [planned] vegetation.” And Pacific Grove would be on its own for mosquito control: the city is not covered under his office’s jurisdiction. City Council would have to commit to an ongoing budget for maintenance, Klemme said. The proposed project calls for some tree removal to install vegetation that will discourage geese from landing and loitering at the park. The project also includes a plan for mosquito control, and Mosquito Abatement would review that plan. Pacific Grove Senior Planner Sarah Hardgrave (standing, Odors are called out in the CEQA literacenter) addresses members of the community on March 28. ture, as organic waste in a fluctuating level of Photo by Cameron Douglas. water can produce gases. One resident read a list of health effects from hydrogen sulfide gases, which frequently arise from organic breakdown in any form of sewage system or swamp. Hydrogen sulfide, though pungent at first, deadens the sense of smell, which can lead to prolonged exposure. High concentrations can poison several systems in the body, most commonly the nervous system. Hydrogen sulfide is heavier that air, and tends to accumulate at the bottom of poorly ventilated spaces. Others questioned what would take place if the wetland were to dry out, followed by a heavy first flush. That, some said, would yield harsher pollutant deposits than if the wetland had never been installed. Late in the meeting, David Dilworth threatened to Below: a sketch of the proposed Greenwood Park sue the city again over the issue. Clean Water Project. Rendered by Fall Creek EngiSome residents called for a change of plan to neering, Inc. route winter storm water runoff to the Marina treatment plant. A system is already in place that does this on a small scale from April to October. However, the grant funding obtained by the city is specifically for a wetland project. At least one resident suggested simply walking away from the grant and starting over. The most passionate opposition to the wetland was voiced by Sally Aberg, a resident of 14th Street. Aberg stated she had persuaded others to participate in the project process then felt betrayed when the project went in a different direction than she anticipated. “My heart feels like it’s torn out,” Aberg said. Citing concerns of fumes and mosquitoes, Aberg called for an EIR (Environmental Impact Report) before going further with the project. Others rejoined with calls to “put the brakes on the whole thing.” In a weekly summary released the day after the meeting, the city stated that Hardgrave has recently had the Greenwood watershed storm drains inspected by video. “Although Public Works staff and the City Engineer haven’t had a chance to review the video yet fully, a first pass indicates that there are upstream problems that may better be addressed first,” the summary reads. The summary statement concludes with, “As a result, effective today, we are halting all work by the consulting engineers and planners until we have a chance to fully review the inspection of the storm drains, analyze the alternative approaches proposed by members of the TAC [Technical Advisory Committee] and Park neighbors, and meet with representatives of the State Water Board to see how much flexibility we have to redirect the grant funds to a different scope of work.” Citizens with constructive comments or concerns have a tight deadline to get their letters in to City Hall. April 5 was to be the deadline, but that was before the project was put on hold. Write to: City of Pacific Grove 300 Forest Avenue Pacific Grove, CA 93950 ATTN: Environmental Programs Manager
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Recognizing the sometimes extremeneeds which exist within the city’s borders,city staff has identified capital projects forthe city for the...
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Recognizing the sometimes extremeneeds which exist within the city’s borders,city staff has identified capital projects forthe city for the...