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“Pirates of Penzance” Wharf Theater 8:30 PM, $25/$10 649-2332 •
Sat., July 13 Movie Night Marina Library 7 PM, Free 883-7573
Sun., July 14
Short Cinema Festival Forest Theater 8:30 PM, $10 582-3653
Focus on the Art Walk - Page 6
Feast of Lanterns - Page 16
Journey - Page 13
Sun., July 14
Grief Workshop Seaside Yoga Sanctuary 1:30-4 PM, Free 649-7758 •
Thu., July 18 Ribbon Cutting Beach House 3 PM, Free 373-3304 •
July 12-18, 2013
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Picture perfect day
Talk: Don Kohrs-Chautauqua:
The Nature Study Movement in PG
Canterbury Woods 651 Sinex Ave. 10:00 AM Free - RSVP: 657-4193 •
Sat., July 20
Cardmaking Workshop PG Art Center 1-3 PM, $35 512-9063 •
Sat., July 20
Chalk Fest Natural History Museum 11 AM-3 PM, Free 648-5716 •
Sat., July 20
Simple Pleasures The Works 7:30-9:30 PM, $12 372-2242 •
Sat., July 20
Feast of Lanterns Chalk Fest Natural History Museum 11 AM-3 PM, Free 648-5716
Sat., July 20º
Belly Dancing Fundraiser For Rape Crisis Ctr. Pajaro St. Bar & Grill 6:30-8 PM, Donation 373-3955
Sun., July 21
“The Magic Flute” Golden Bough Theatre 7 PM, $7.50-$24 622-0100 •
Mon., July 22
“You’re Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell” Peace Resource Center 7 PM, Donation 899-7322 •
Mon., July 22
Potluck & Travel Program Monterey Hostel 6 PM, Free 899-3046 •
Tue., July 23
“Observation and Ecology” Museum 7 PM, $5 648.5716
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Road and Sewer Improvements Will Affect Local Traffic Revision of Previously Announced Routes
In case you haven't noticed, didn't read our previous announcement or see it on our web page or on television, there will be vehicle and pedestrian traffic problems on Ocean View Blvd. Between Eardley Ave, and First St. through October. The project, which began this week, includes replacing a sewer pump station and
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Common Core Standards for Schools Offer Academic Success National Standards Ensure Uniformity of Instruction Across the Board
By Kacie Clark Pacific Grove Unified School District (PGUSD) teachers and staff have one more year to prepare for the nearly nationallyadopted Common Core State Standards, which go into effect for the 2014-15 school year. The Standards have been adopted by 45 states nationwide. According to the California Department of Education Standards web page, the program is designed
to equalize American education. “Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state,” the Dept. website said. “Teachers and local school officials, in collaboration with families and community partners, use these standards to help students achieve academic success.” The Dept. of Ed. continued; “ Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in
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pSTANDARDS From Page 1 college and the workplace.” According to PGUSD Superintendent Dr. Ralph Porras, the teachers and staff of the district are excited about the new direction of the Common Core. “It’s a new era in education,” he said. “The standards are really a good thing. They emphasize critical thinking, communication, discussion, collaboration. It’s a change of pace after the No Child Left Behind Act.” The school district has been preparing for the new standards for some time, according to Porras. “We’ve had a couple of years to prep for it,” he said. “And we’ve really been on the ball. We’re ahead of the curve.” Some of the more “veteran” teachers may find that they are already familiar with the principles involved with the Common Core, Porras said, noting that it was only with the No Child 2Left Behind Act that current methods of standardization were put into place. “No C2hild Left Behind changed the way we were teaching. Education became kind of watered down. It was more breadth, less depth. The Common Core is more about the depth.” The new standards, which have an emphasis in collaboration and communication, are “challenging,” Porras said, “but not overwhelming.” At PGUSD, the development of the Core has really been a “grassroots” operation,” Porras said. A group of lead teachers have been immersing themselves in Core technique and information, and are now teaching it to their colleagues. “We’re really fortunate in this district,” Porras said,”to have such amazing teachers. We’re excited about this. We’re getting ready for next year.” One important aspect of the new Core Standards is that the assessments are primarily tech based- meaning the students take the tests on computers. This is part of the reason the proposed Education Technology Bond is such an important issue, Porras explained. Passage of the Ed. Tech Bond would allow the district to update and better maintain their technology and equipment, and really increase the scope of learning that can be done in a classroom. “We could be using technology as a tool,” Porras said, “It needs to be an everyday learning tool.” Student use of technology would include updated computers, software, and possibly tablets. It gives teachers the ability to enhance their instruction as well, through things like document cameras and Smart Boards, Porras said. Similarly, the idea of reconfiguration is also a key issue in light of these new standards. In an environment where collaborative effort between students and teachers is key, having all the students of the same grade level on the same campus would dramatically streamline the process, Porras said. “It would be a huge boon to have them together,” he said, “it would be more productive, and it really tunes right into the Common Core Standards.” “We all want the best for the students,” he said. “And the Standards are really well designed. We’re already in line.”
p TRAFFIC From Page 1 1,200 feet of main sewer line. Dry weather is needed for the underground construction part of the project, hence the necessity of timing it from the end of the seal pupping season and during Pacific Grove's summer tourist season. The project is expected to provide more reliable wastewater pumping capacity and reduce the risk of pollution entering Monterey Bay. It will also provide better water quality in the Pacific Grove Area of Special Biological Significance. A portion of the Rec Trail and one lane of Ocean View Blvd. will be rerouted. Ocean View Blvd. will be limited to one lane traveling westbound toward Pacific Grove. Businesses at the American Tin Cannery remain open and free parking is available in the ATC lot on Eardley, below the Tourist Information Center and above ATC.
Cardmaking workshop offered A workshop to teach how to transform everyday ephemera into unique handcrafted note cards will be held on Saturday, July 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Art Center. Lisa Handley, artist and owner of Plumeria Papercraft, will guide participants through a variety of designs assembled with upcycled clippings from magazines, catalogs and newspapers, paper bags, wrapping paper, old maps, stamps, and doilies The cost is $35, which includes instruction and all tools and materials. Register with Handley at 512-9063 or email@example.com. The art center is located at 568 Lighthouse Avenue.
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Disaster response training with CERT begins September 5
Community Emergency Response Team is a Federal Emergency Management Agency program that teaches basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist their family and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. The next Monterey CERT training runs consecutive Thursdays, September 5-October 24, from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 646-3416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This training is offered free of charge, and family participation is encouraged. For more information, see www.montereycert.org.
Avoid the 20 Arrests Up Over the 4th
Arrests of people suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Monterey and San Benito counties rose slightly over the five-day Independence Day weekend compared with Memorial Day weekend. Avoid the 20 statistics showed 51 DUI arrests, compared with 48 over the Memorial Day weekend. The multi-jurisdictional effort cracks down on DUI suspects over holiday periods. The enforcement event featured two sobriety checkpoints, 20 saturation patrols in various cities and maximum freeway enforcement by the California Highway Patrol. “We did not report any deaths caused by DUI suspects, so that is the great news,” said Sgt. Gerard Ross of the Salinas police, Avoid the 20 coordinator. Salinas police oversee the program. The California Office of Traffic Safety funds the campaign through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as it does 40 other similar campaigns in the state. Avoid the 20’s officers and deputies will be on the road again for an 18-day campaign in late summer.
Monterey Emergency Supply Lockers Get Big Boost from Local Foundation, Local Non-Profit and Local Businesses
The volunteers who train to respond immediately to disasters and emergencies in our community will get a substantial upgrade to their neighborhood supply lockers, as Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) receive a substantial donation of Emergency Preparedness Supplies on Friday, July 12, at 2 p.m., when some CERT Zone Captains and CERV Board members begin picking up equipment from PG Hardware destined for ten CERT Containers around Monterey and Pacific Grove. The Community Emergency Response Volunteers (CERV) of the Monterey Peninsula, a non-profit organization which works closely with Monterey Fire and the Monterey CERT program to support emergency preparedness throughout the area, is spearheading the effort. Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation for Monterey County and CERV’s ongoing community fundraising efforts, CERV has purchased essential emergency equipment and medical supplies to supplement the available resources of the Monterey and Pacific Grove CERT programs. This equipment will be distributed to the 10 neighborhood CERT containers that are used by Monterey CERT volunteers to do search and rescue, triage, initial damage assessments, first aid, rescue cribbing (lifting and stabilizing large objects), etc. CERT teams can be deployed during any emergency or disaster event. In large measure through the generosity of the Community Foundation, local businesses (PG Hardware and Ordway Drugs), and Monterey CERT volunteers, CERV has able to purchase more than $8,000 worth of supplies and equipment for less than $5000. for the CERT container program. The next step is conduct trainings at each CERT neighborhood container, to make sure CERT volunteers are ready to use all the available equipment and supplies. For more information, go to www.montereycert.com or email CERV501c3@ gmail.com
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Cop log Itsy Bitsy Burglars
Unknown suspects entered a locked house through the doggy door. It is unknown if they took only items that could be removed through same door.
Hopefully just an unsupervised science experiment
Two male juveniles started a fire in the rear of an apartment building. No damaged to complex or other property.
Some fancy laundromat
Upon entering a supposedly-vacant house, the real estate agent and her client were met by an unknown white male who was doing laundry and claimed to be an owner of the residence.
He’s better off playing the lottery
Reporting party stated that their father has been sending money to scammers for two years, convinced that any day they will send him one million dollars as promised. The incident could not be documented because the father truly believes he is participating in a legal business transaction.
Is there an app for that?
Convinced she needed proof of the loud noise from the neighbor’s power tools, the reporting party recorded the whirring sound on their phone and presented this as evidence of noise violation.
Do they charge sales tax?
Police were advised of a business conducting drug sales made inside the establishment during and after business hours.
Thief takes advantage of free offer
Male reported that property was stolen from his unlocked vehicle.
Must be from a big city
An argument that began about a parking space devolved into derogatory remarks, pushing, shoving, throwing punches, then fleeing when the police arrived.
Definitely needs the locater app
Party reported theft of a cell phone but did not know if it was taken from her car or her residence or where or by whom.
Here’s your sign
Stopped for a traffic violation, Victor Daniel Martinez was arrested for driving under the influence on a suspended license. Suspect was arrested, booked and released on a citation. We don’t repeat reports of sexual violence or domestic violence where the name of the victim could be discerned. We do not report on mental illness or dementia. We do not report on deaths by natural causes.
City opens Beach House
In cooperation with the city of Pacific Grove, the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will conduct the official ribbon cutting of the Beach House restaurant located at 620 Ocean View Boulevard, on Thursday, July 18 at 3 p.m. Following a presentation by dignitaries and ribbon cutting, the restaurant will open and be available for tours. For more information call 373-3304.
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Downtown visitors might have been dismayed to see a front window broken out at Trotters Antiques on Lighthouse, envisioning an attempted burglary or a tumbling antique. But it was an overly-exhuberant window washer who broke the pane out. It has been promptly repaired.
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Figure Drawing Class with Warren Chang
Join Warren Chang, an award-winning artist with more than 25 years of experience, for a six-week course in charcoal figure drawing. The class will cover figure, head and hand construction with an emphasis on understanding light and shade. The six-week course will be held on Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., July 11 to Aug 15. Cost is $375.00 and includes model fee. Visit his website at: www.warrenchang.com for more information on the artist, or contact Warren at email@example.com or 831-277-8474 for class information and registration. The Pacific Grove Art Center is located at 568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove.
St. Angela Merici Catholic Church Invites Children to Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God
A summer kids’ event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church from Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26. At Kingdom Rock, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamworkbuilding games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fanfare Finale—a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 11:30am. Kingdom Rock is for kids from ages 3 1/2 to 5th grade and will run from 9am to 12 noon each day. Registration is $30 per child. For more information, call (831) 655-4165.
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Belly dancers to raise money for Rape Crisis Center
A troupe of belly dancers will perform to raise money for the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center on Saturday July 20 at Pajaro Street Bar and Grill in Salinas. There is no cover to attend the event and all donations will be taken in the form of tips to the belly dancers who will then donate the money to the Rape Crisis Center. The troupe, called Amis Dore, has held many events like this over the past several years benefitting different non-profits in the county.
Event organizer Carolee Bull, who goes by the name Mariama while performing, has also enlisted belly dance troupes from San Luis Obispo and San Jose to participate and donate their tips to the MCRCC. The event will be from 6:30-8 p.m. at Pajaro Street Bar and Grill at 435 Pajaro Street, Salinas. It is free to attend. Donations are accepted as tips to the belly dancers. Call 373-3955 for more information.
Annual Feast of Lanterns Chalk Fest set The Feast of Lanterns Chalk Fest will be held Saturday, July 20 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Chalk will be provided at this free event .During a day dedicated to Pacific Grove folklore, the royal court
of the Feast of Lanterns will also read the story of the blue willow and create crafts inspired by the story, including decorating paper lanterns and making monarch butterfly fans. Call 648-5716 for more information.
Theater Guild hosts annual Short Cinema Festival
The Forest Theater Guild will host the fifth annual California State at Monterey Bay Carmel Short Cinema Festival featuring student produced and created film shorts at the Outdoor Forest Theater in downtown Carmel. “We are proud to offer these creative films from our students at CSUMB’s Theater Arts Department at our community theater in Carmel. Our mission is to mentor and support youth in the arts, including dance and film. This is a great way to show our community what our youth are thinking and what they feel is their ‘Voice’ through their films,” stated Executive Director Rebecca Barrymore. This event is co-sponsored by Monterey Film Society This year’s festival will feature eight professional-quality film productions spanning genres, including narrative, animated, and experimental works, beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. The showing will begin at dusk and is approximately one hour in duration. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. The program is expected to start around 8:30 p.m. after a brief introduction from CSUMB Chair Enid Blader. Spectators are advised to wear warm clothing and may want to bring a blanket. Concessions will be available. In “Please Tell Someone, Dear,” writer, editor and director Margo Flitcraft
tells a story about sexual assault in the military and coping with PTSD. In “Big Sur,” cinematographer Stephen Miller shows just why that landscape is so treasured. Danny Orona’s “Sisyphus” is a complex psychological thriller. “Boredom Under Fire,” created by Rachel Kellum, Serena Bramble and Michael Marks-Nino, is a comic wartime foxhole drama. And, “Blue,” is a delicately hand made stop-frame animation about the unexpected joy of creativity. Please note that some films in the program contain mature language or violence and are not appropriate for young children. Call 4190917 for more information. The Forest Theater Guild mentors and trains youth in theater arts during the summer theater season. The guild’s mission for over 50 years has been providing the community with quality community theater productions with hands-on mentorship to local youth. It offers scholarships for most students and receives funding from grants from Harden Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Arts Council of Monterey County, Barnet Segal Charitable Trust, Pebble Beach Foundation, Stephen Bechtel Fund, Community Foundation of Monterey County and local community members, donors and members of the Forest Theater Guild.
Forest Hill United Methodist Church 551 Gibson Ave., Services 9 AM Sundays Rev. Richard Bowman, 831-372-7956 Pacific Coast Church 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942 Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431 First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12 tsp.h Street, 831-373-4441 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-394-5712 St. Angela Merici Catholic Church
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Poetry The Birth of Allegory by Lawrence Haggquist Personification is simple, as long as you let her do some yoga breathing, making certain she alternates nostrils to balance the yin and yang of your verse. Once you set her to practice, your synecdochic neurons should keep in mind the tantric meter of her breathing, while your pungi-pen charms poetic words from their basket of otherwise obscurity – to hang them, for a moment, on display in a strangely hypnotic, undulatory sway – their serpentine scales reflecting light from a full moon that gleams down from black night – the white eye of the Taiji – the only symbolic hope you see left in the dark realm of the literal.
“Pirates of Penzance” at Wharf Theater Friday, July 12 is opening night for “Pirates of Penzance” at the Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater. The performance begins at 8:30 p.m. The satirical musical by Gilbert and Sullivan was first performed in 1879 but has maintained popularity through the years. This local production by Angelo DiGirolamo features local actors, including Keith Wolhart, Alyca Tanner, Suzanne Wood and Ken Cusson. Gina Welch-Ha-
gen directs. Performances will be Friday, July 12 through Sunday, September1. Thursday, Friday and Saturday curtain times will be 8:30 p.m. Sunday matinees will be at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids, and will be available at the Upstairs Gallery on Old Fisherman’s Wharf, at the theater or at www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/419437. Call 649-2332 for more information.
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Shakespeare is Here, Hamlet is on Stage and History Thrives
Performance Review Don’t miss the lark of genius casting in this year’s Forest Theater Guild’s production of “Hamlet.” “To thine own self be true,” words spoken from father to son ... and to grandson? The authentic lineage of the legendary John Drew Barrymore’s grandson, John Blyth Barrymore III, is currently gracing Carmel’s Outdoor Forest Theater stage in the starring role of Hamlet. While not solely an actor by trade, John Blyth Barrymore III brings original presence to our local community cast with his personal rendition of Hamlet. His intimate demeanor and historical background add a nuance of class and eloquent nostalgia that would otherwise be lost if not for his brilliant casting. Father to son: Polonius, played by Larry Welch, and Leartes, by David Naar, enhance their character’s lines in colorful ways bringing the historically well-known verses to life. Nick Hovick demonstrates seasoned prowess in diction, elocution and gesture, posturing his best characterization of the murderous King Claudius in full array. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, the historical pair, were animated by Robin Roby and Carl Mounteer. By original director choice, a comical approach was portrayed. Philosophically and historically, these characters appear to remain among the most mysteriously unrevealed over the years in all of “Hamlet.” An especially moving highlight is Ophelia’s soliloquy of riddles and rhymes delivered by Kristiana DiPietro, delightfully portraying her grief and complete incredulity of the sudden and futile loss of her father’s life. In her bereavement, she offers up symbolic herbs of “rosemary, rue, jasmine and pansy” for consolation and remembrance. Another must-mention is the gravedigger’s crooning delivery of gaudy, 30-
odd years of funeral observations, sending echoes of life’s laments long-lastingly and memorably into the night. He was portrayed by Larry Welch. The entire cast, on full balance turns out more than adequate support in colorful period costumes before the beautiful backdrops, turntable set, sound effects and masterful lighting throughout. The clashing of swords, sighs bemoaning deaths, life’s ill-fated ends, treachery, moral corruption, and revenge, in short, all the world’s various themes that make for great tragic engrossing hominoid entertainment, with a touch of class and nostalgia. Perhaps Mark Van Doren 1894 – 1972, (scholar and professor of American and British Literature, Colombia University) said it best, “[Shakespeare] was more like everybody else than anybody else was.” A suggestion may be to sit as near as possible to the stage as the intense word-ly-ness of Shakespearean Old World English diction requires close attention, but well worth the listen, for fascination with Shakespeare’s’ words continues to transcend time and space. “Hamlet” was notably played on the original stage of The Outdoor Forest Theater in 1923, and there is an original woodblock poster under glass on display to see. The Forest Theater Guild relies on the generosity of its patrons and theatergoers. Pack a picnic or enjoy their delectable selections, sit under the beautiful Carmel sky and enjoy a novel evening outdoors at the Outdoor Forest Theater.
“Hamlet” will run through July 27, 2013. Fridays 8pm. Saturday 2pm & 8pm. Sundays 2pm. www.foresttheaterguild.org 831 626-1681
Identification Day at museum
Everyone is invited to bring shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones and plants to the Museum’s Identification Day. Natural science experts from the Bureau of Land Management will do their best to identify mystery flowers, feathers, and rocks, while archaeologists will be on hand to help identify that mysterious garage sale find or attic discoveries. Identification-themed activities will be occurring all day during the event. Identification Day is free anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. No appraisals will be given, and gemstones will not be identified. Call 648-5716 for more information.
Lighthouse District Business Association presents Movies in the Park
The New Monterey Business Association and Monterey-Salinas Transit’s JAZZ Line present Movies in the Park. The public is invited to bring the whole family and enjoy a cinematic evening under the stars on the second Saturday of the month at Scholze Park. Tonight’s Featured Film: On Saturday, July 13, we’ll be watching the classic romance film “Dirty Dancing” (1987), starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Some of you have already seen this awesome movie 50 times already. It’ll be better your 51st time because it’ll be outdoors. All Movies in the Park will be held outdoors at Scholze Park, located at the corner of Lighthouse Ave. and Dickman Ave. in front of the Scholze Park Community Center. All films will begin 30 minutes after sunset, but you are welcome to come early and bring a picnic. Remember to dress warmly and bring blankets and/or chairs. Please do not bring pets or alcohol. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free, but because space is limited tickets must be obtained in advance from any participating shop along Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey (look for the Movies in the Park poster in the window). At the event, your movie tickets will become raffle tickets, entered into a drawing for great prizes from local businesses!
Hamlet cast members: Back Row L-R: Horatio, John David Whalen; Hamlet, John Barrymore III; Marcellus, Philippe Miccoli; Laertes, David Naar; Polonius and Grave Digger, Larry Welch; Ambassador, Chuck Novotny; Claudius, Nick Hovick Front Row: Left to Right: Voltimond and Player Queen, R'emi Webster; Ophelia, Cristiana DiPietro
Free movie night at Marina Library
A free movie night will be held at the Marina Library on Saturday, July 13 in the Community Room at 7 p.m. The movie will be “Quartet,” directed by Dustin Hoffman. Refreshments will be served and donations are welcome. Call 883-7573 for more information.
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Times • July 12, 2013
A Portrait of Jerry Williamson Pacific Grove Artist and Community Builder
It doesn’t take much interaction with local artist Jerry Williamson to realize that this is not your ordinary conversation partner. Indeed, at the age of 87, Jerry is a walking history lesson whose life has come full circle round from his first encounter with Pacific Grove in 1929 to his return last December. What happened in between is a story that embodies many of the realities of twentieth century American history as he jokingly quips, “Age is ‘in’ these days.” Jerry’s parents moved from Bakersfield just ahead of the wave of Dust Bowl migrants who would shape the demographic history and economy of California. The family settled in Pacific Grove briefly and then moved to San Luis Obispo. His childhood years were marked by the Great Depression and WWII. He recalls being brought to tears as Japanese-American friends and neighbors were put on busses to be sent to internment camps. “People have forgotten how it was that time…. It was terrible what they [the migrants] had to go through, but they settled permanently and made lives for themselves, which is wonderful considering their circumstances.” However, despite the overall difficulty and hardship which marked life at that time, Jerry fondly recalls a day trip to the Huntington Museum at the age of 14 as his first exposure to great art. “I never forgot it. It was the first time I saw the “Blue Boy” [Thomas Gainsborough] and the portrait by Whistler [“Whistler’s Mother”]. Seeing paintings in the original is such a surprise. It is amazing and powerful.” As was often the case during the Post-Depression years, Jerry was not able to complete his high school education, instead seeking full time work at the age of 14. Indeed, he was one of the first individuals in the United States to receive a Social Security number under the newly enacted legislation of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. “California was still a poor state at that time and there was very little work for people without a high school diploma.” After a brief stint in the Air Force, he entered beauty school and worked in Carmel. “Then I found out that Elizabeth Arden had opened a new salon and was hiring in San Francisco and I loved color – I was interested so I worked there for about ten years.” During that time, he traveled to LA and New York,
where he was also hired to work on TV stars and theater performers. Though he’s not a name dropper, it did come to light that some of Jerry’s clients have included Audrey Hepburn and Marsha Hunt. Somewhere in the 1950s, Jerry had a fallout with Elizabeth Arden and together with a friend, bought a beauty shop in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Over the next 30 years, this grew into a chain called Beauty Plus that would eventually consist of 11 shops and 120 operators. Jerry closed the shop in 1984 when his partner became ill. It was at this time that the formative experience of the Huntington Art Museum visit began reassert itself in his life trajectory. Jerry worked part time and began to develop his art. “I started painting seriously at age 55. I had always drawn before then, but I wasn’t happy with it. I am self taught and had to work all my life so didn’t get to take classes. I learned from friends and other artists, but didn’t really start turning out anything that I liked until about 15 years ago. But I always say – as long as you’re having fun…” As it turns out, part of Jerry’s fun was a decision to pack up and live in France from 1996-2003 to soak up and be part of the art community there. He doesn’t speak French, so art became his method of community building. Marveling in the art surrounding him in Europe, he would sit in the street doing drawings and a small crowd would form. “It is wonderful
“Denis” by Jerry Williamson Part of the Cirque Series
Jerry Williamson before portraits of circus performers he has known in his “Cirque” series. Photo by Peter Silzer the way they respond to artists in Paris. You can copy things in various museums. People are very welcoming. There are classes, groups, ateliers to attend and you make connections. Art is hands on, so language isn’t that necessary.” Upon returning to the US, Jerry built a community in Olympia, Washington. While continuing to pursue his art and showing at Matter Gallery, Jerry volunteered for the police department and led art tours through Olympia – alerting visitors the hidden sculptures and fountains of the city. But something was gnawing at him – a sense that he was still missing something. And this prompted his return to the Peninsula in December of 2012 where he continues to pursue his ideas of art and community building. He volunteers 2-3 days a week at the Tailwaggers Animal Welfare Benefit Shop on 17th Street in Pacific Grove while showing at Sun Studio on Forest Avenue, hosting art events in the private Pebble Beach home of fellow artist Jinna Gutches, or working on his “Cirque” series of painting at the working studio gallery Studio Nouveau on 170 B Grand Avenue. Inspired by the “Saltimbanques” of the French circus troupes, Jerry’s haunting and evocative portrait collection explores the faces and
personalities of performers he has met over the years and is best enjoyed and discussed as part of the upcoming Pacific Grove Wine Art and Music Walk on July 19. All of this, he says, feeds into painting and community and the love of what he does. “It’s a power of one unity - we all enjoy art – we are all one community.” As far as his advice about art to the greater community, Jerry has two things to say: (1) “When paying for a piece of art, you should not pay more than Target prices if it doesn’t absolutely inspire you. It must mean something to you – go out and look around and keep looking for something that speaks to you. It may cost a little more or a lot more. Buy something to treasure admire and share with others for the rest of your life.” (2) “When speaking with an artist, say anything you like except ‘It’s interesting.’ You can like it or you can hate it, but I want to know how you respond to it.” - Wendy Ashby Sandy Lake Wine Art and Music Walk July 19, 2013 6:00-9:00 PM Free
PacRep Announces ‘Buddy Holly and Friends… in Concert’
Pacific Repertory Theatre will present “Buddy Holly and Friends…in Concert,” Aug. 1-Sept. 1 at the Golden Bough Theatre, featuring Travis Poelle as the iconic Buddy Holly in a new tribute concert featuring classic hits of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Little Richard and other ’50s artists, and expanding into the 1960s with the music of Simon & Garfunkle, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Cher, the Rolling Stones, and more. PacRep favorites, with performers from the company's award-winning version of The Buddy Holly Story, will include vocalists Davitt Felder (Ritchie Valens, Elvis, Bob Dylan), Lydia Lyons (Peggy Lee, Cher), and Daniel Simpson (Little Richard, Sam Cooke), and the PacRep Band, led by local legend Don Dally on lead guitar, with Steve Tosh on keyboard. “Buddy Holly and Friends…” starts with two discounted previews Thursday and Fri., Aug 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., and opens Sat., Aug 3, at 7:30 p.m. followed by a matinee on Sun., Aug 4 at 2:00 p.m. Performances continue in August Thursdays through Saturdays, Aug 8 through 31 at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees on Aug 11, 18, 25, and Sept 1, at 2:00 p.m.. During
the month of August, PacRep is offering a "Sweet Thursday" 2-for-1 special on adult general admission tickets. Inquire at the box office for details. All performances are at the Golden Bough Theatre, located on Monte Verde Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Ticket Information General admission single ticket prices range from $20 to $39, with additional discounts available for seniors over 65, students, children, teachers, and active military. 2013 Season FlexPasses are available with plans ranging from 3-play to 10-play ticket packages, and savings of up to 35 percent over single ticket prices. The Pacific Repertory Theatre Box Office is located at the Golden Bough Playhouse on Monte Verde Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Business hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Phone (831) 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 S.T.A.R. Foundation, The Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, The Chapman Foundation, the
Harden Foundation, and PG&E Company, among many others.
Buddy Holly and Friends… in Concert PERFORMANCE CALENDAR THU Aug 1 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute (preview) FRI Aug 2 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute (preview) SAT Aug 3 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute (open) SUN Aug 4 2:00pm GB Buddy Tribute (matinee) THU Aug 8 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute FRI Aug 9 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute SAT Aug 10 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute SUN Aug 11 2:00pm GB Buddy Tribute (matinee) THU Aug 15 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute FRI Aug 16 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute SAT Aug 17 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute SUN Aug 18 2:00pm GB Buddy Tribute (matinee) THU Aug 22 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute FRI Aug 23 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute SAT Aug 24 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute SUN Aug 25 2:00pm GB Buddy Tribute (matinee) THU Aug 29 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute FRI Aug 30 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute SAT Aug 31 7:30pm GB Buddy Tribute SUN Sep 1 2:00pm GB Buddy Tribute (matinee/close)
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Pop-Up Exhibit coming to the Art Walk By Peter Mounteer Lisa Coscino is on a mission to educate others about open air engines and classic American car culture with the Flying ACE Museum. The museum is currently on wheels, and is operating out of Coscino’s fully restored 1960 Volkswagen bus and putting on “micro-exhibits” concerning American auto culture in the 1960s. Central to the museum is air cooled engineering (ACE) that was commonly employed by automakers during the period and made appearances in such classic vehicles as the Porsche 365 (1948-65), Volkswagen Beetle (1938-2003), Chevy Corvair (1960-69), and the Fiat 126 (1972-2000). Because these engines relied on air to cool them rather than complex cooling systems, the weight of the cars was reduced, providing better relative fuel economy compared to standard vehicles that were often much larger and heavier. For many who lived during the automobile revolution of the 1960s, including Coscino, the Volkswagen Beetle and Bus epitomize the life and times of mid-century America. These vehicles were often modified to suit the owners’ personal stylistic tastes, with flowers and rainbows on VW Transporters common among owners belonging to the hippie movement. The museum will discuss the culture of the 1960s, with particular attention paid to the literature, art, music and social atmosphere of the period. The evolution of rock and roll, experimental jazz and minimalism is discussed, along with conversations on the environmental, feminist and civil rights movements. Coscino is currently looking at potential sites for a brick and mortar iteration of the Flying ACE Museum and the favored location is 520 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove. The site is the former Lighthouse Produce storefront, currently up for lease by A.G. Davi Property Management. During the 1960s the site was a service station for tourists stopping by to admire Pacific Grove’s natural beauty or take part in such festivals as the Feast of Lanterns and the Butterfly Parade. Pacific Grove itself provides a unique spot for Coscino’s project to get rolling, as the city hosts various auto related events such as the upcoming Little Car show and the Pacific Grove Auto Rally as part of the internationally renowned Monterey Auto Week. The property is also situated directly across the street from city landmark Lighthouse Cinemas, which Coscino values as the museum would also serve as a cafe catering to customers just finished with the movies. She plans to restore the building to its original mid-1960’s look and store vehicles there during the evenings for outdoor display during the day. Coscino plans to keep the moving part of the museum out of her Volkswagen bus (named Lemon Drop) operational after the museum finds a permanent home, so as to ensure continued outreach with the community. The project has been in development since February, 2013, and Coscino had her first showing in May with an exhibit on mid-century design and advertising. Coscino does around one show per month, because of the time it takes to prepare an exhibit and then travel to the venue, sometime hundreds of miles to places as far away as Los Angeles. Also part of the planned museum are workshops surrounding the culture of the 1960s and air cooled engineering. Classes will be taught at the museum on a variety of subjects ranging from “simple maintenance and repair to rebuilding engines”. The primary purpose of these workshops will be for educating the public about caring for their cars without having to go through trained mechanics, similar to the way the first Volkswagen Bug owners of the 1950s and 60s worked their cars independently.
Flying ACE Museum will offer a Pop-Up Exhibit during the July 19 Wine, Art & Music Walk from 6-9 p.m. in front of the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
PAC I F I C G ROV E C H A M B ER O F CO M M ERC E
Friday, July 19 • 6-9 PM
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Artisana Gallery - 612 Lighthouse Avenue Crema - 481 Lighthouse Avenue Glenn Gobel Custom Frames - 562 Lighthouse Avenue Strouse and Strouse Studio Gallery - 178 Grand Avenue Pacific Grove Travel - 593 Lighthouse Avenue Sun Studios - 208 Forest Avenue Tessuti Zoo - 171 Forest Avenue Field of Dreams Designs - 217 Grand Avenue PG Art Center - 568 Lighthouse Avenue
The Pacific Grove Art Center will be open from 7-9 PM.
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On Monday, July 22, the Monterey Hostel potluck barbeque and travel program features Ecuador and Amazon Watch with guest speaker Ashlee Jennings. Jennings, a student of sustainable development, is a summer intern with Amazon Watch, an organization working to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. She will be talking about her life-changing trip to the Amazon in Ecuador where she learned about big oil, deforestation, conservation and local culture. She will also talk about the work Amazon Watch is doing to help the Ecuadorean Amazon Basin, the rainforest, and its indigenous communities. The program will be held at the Monterey Hostel at 778 Hawthorne Street in New Monterey. The potluck barbeque starts at 6 p.m. with the program slated for 6:45 p.m. Setup help is appreciated at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome; there is no charge. For information, please call 899-3046 or 372-5762.
Boomer Education offered at Monterey Library The Monterey Public Library presents Boomer Education 101, a two-part series with Bob Petty on Mondays, July 22 and 29, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the Library Community Room. Topics include Medicare benefits, Social Security and continued employment after age 65. Dr. Petty is an advisor with Partners for Transitions, LLC and a member of the California Commission on Aging. Admission is free and no reservations are required. The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. For more information call 831.646.3933 or see www.monterey.org/library.
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Find support after the loss of a loved one through free workshops offered by Community Hospital’s Hospice of the Central Coast. “Soothing the Soul” includes gentle yoga, guided meditation, and a discussion about self-care. It is from 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at Seaside Yoga Sanctuary, 1360 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside. Men and women are invited to “Men in Grief: Vulnerability as a Path for Healing,” which explores what shapes the male grief experience and how healing occurs. It is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 27, at Westland House, 100 Barnet Segal Lane, Monterey. During “In Your Own Words,” participants will write about grief and loss through journaling, poetry, and prose. The session is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, August 10 at Westland House.Wrriting materials will be provided. Registration is required for each workshop. Call 649-7758.
Later hours available for drug, alcohol treatment
Treatment for alcohol and drug dependency is now available during evening hours through the Recovery Center of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. “Most people need to be able to continue to go to work or to school while in treatment,” said Suzi Brauner-Tatum, assistant manager of Behavioral Health Services. “Our new hours make that possible.” The new hours are from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The recovery program offers group treatment based on a 12-step model. After completing treatment, patients and family members can participate in an after-care program for up to a year. Assessments for treatment are free. To schedule an appointment, please call 373-0924 from 1-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The Recovery Center is at 576 Hartnell Street in downtown Monterey.
Gospel choir seeks members
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Those who love singing in a choir or who want to learn more about gospel music are invited to join Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir Saturday, July 13 in the choral room at Monterey Peninsula College from noon to 3 p.m. No audition is required. Founded in 2008, the choir is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting gospel training, education and entertainment in the form of local events to expose community audiences to the diverse cultures of gospel music. MPGCC rehearses every second and fourth Saturday at MPC and accepts all adults willing to train and sing. The combined voices of the multifaith, multiethnic, multigenerational family represent Monterey, Pacific Grove, Seaside, Marina, Salinas, Greenfield, Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Felton, San Jose and other nearby cities. John Nash Jr., the group’s founder and leader, has “lived and breathed” gospel music since his early days at Greater Victory Temple Church of God in Christ in Seaside. He has been involved in the Monterey Peninsula gospel world since he was 9 years old, and has gone on to work with many legends of contemporary gospel music, including Andrae and Sandra Crouch, Edwin and Tremaine Hawkins, James Cleveland and Richard Smallwood. Both John and co-director David Nash travel far and volunteer their time to train the choir. For more information visit www.mpgospelcc.org.
July 12, 2013 • CEDAR STREET
The Ideal Attorney
As with all professional relationships, it is paramount that there be a good fit between an attorney and a client. Personalities, expectations, and dynamics play an important role in determining whether the engagement is a success. My last issue examined the “ideal client.” This issue examines the “ideal attorney.”
Kyle A. Krasa, Esq.
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A popular discount clothing store has famous commercials where one person will be shown on the left side of the screen to have purchased a jacket from a competitor for a certain price, and a second person will be shown on the right side of the screen to have purchased the exact same jacket at the discount store, plus three or four additional items of clothing, for the same price. The message of the advertisement is that one can purchase the exact same product at the discount store for less and that therefore the discount store is naturally the better option. Searching for the right legal services is not as easy. It is much more difficult to determine if a client would be able to get the same services from different attorneys. Unlike shopping for a product, when searching for the ideal attorney, a client must look beyond the surface. Below are key qualities that the ideal attorney possesses and that should be considered when searching for legal counsel. (1) Accessibility One of the most common complaints about attorneys is that they are unable to create a comfortable rapport with their clients. Attorneys spend years learning complex legal principles and are often unable to “translate” these ideas for non-attorneys. As a result, they use language and concepts that are foreign to their clients. The clients often do not feel comfortable enough to ask for clarification and do not fully understand the advice they are seeking. The ideal attorney removes all barriers by communicating in a manner that the client understands and creates a pleasant environment where the client does not hesitate to ask questions or request additional explanation. Regardless of how much expertise the attorney possesses, there is no need to “put on airs” or try to “impress” the client with the attorney’s education. Being helpful to the client should be the primary goal. (2) Listens to the Client’s Concerns Sometimes attorneys have the propensity to “force” a solution that does not seem to address the client’s concern. While it may often be the case that an attorney will identify issues of which the client was not aware, it is of paramount importance that the attorney truly understands what is motivating the client to seek legal guidance. Attorneys might have pre-conceived notions about what “should” be the client’s concerns and develop solutions to those issues that do not address the client’s actual needs. The ideal attorney balances the need to guide the client through the maze of legal issues while at the same time ensuring that the solutions proposed solve the client’s actual problems rather than solving parallel issues that might not be as important to the client. (3) Expertise The law is complex and it is impossible to be an expert in all of the hundreds of different legal practice areas. “General practice” attorneys who handle legal matters as varied as criminal law, civil litigation, intellectual property, and estate planning most often do not have enough the depth of knowledge in any one area of the law to adequately counsel their clients. The California State Bar puts such an emphasis on the need for attorneys to focus on key areas of the law that it created the Board of Legal Specialization. The Board of
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Two weeks ago, I discussed that LLCs are a popular choice for holding rental property, but that it certainly comes at a cost in California when you consider a minimum $800 annual franchise tax, the cost of filing another tax return each year, having to maintain better accounting records, as well as the initial costs to set it all up. I also advised that if you do setup an LLC, you want to utilize an attorney to set things up instead of a do-it-yourself online approach. I have seen plenty of problems from people using the latter method. It is pretty easy to jeopardize the liability protections of the LLC if you do not have competent legal advice. Since liability protection is one of the main reasons you go to all this continued expense and trouble, you might want to consider the old adage: penny-wise, pound-foolish. Two weeks ago, I also raised the question and left readers pondering about whether you could save the minimum $800 a year tax by setting up your LLC in another state, which of course would be a natural inclination anyway, if the property is located in another state. Many Californians are already in this boat, and I would say quite a number of them are unaware that even if they have a non-California LLC holding non-California rental property, they are generally required to register in California and pay California the minimum $800 franchise tax. The franchise tax is levied on you if you are considered doing business in California. So how is your rental property in Arizona, for example, that is held in an Arizona LLC (that maybe even loses money every year) considered doing business in California and subject to a minimum $800 California tax? California’s position is that the mere fact that a managing member of the LLC lives in California, is enough to constitute that the LLC is doing business in California. More specifically, they say that if you have more than one member, LLCs are taxed under partnership law unless you elect to be treated as a corporation. Partnership law says that the activities of the partnership flow through and are attributed to the partners, and that the partners are therefore, by statute, doing business. If they reside in California, then they are doing business while in California, thus requiring registration of the LLC in California and payment of the $800 minimum franchise tax (and filing of a tax return). Limited partners also have statutory rights to participate so California is not letting them off the hook either. Single member LLCs (a husband and wife are treated as one member in California) are disregarded entities for tax purposes and are not taxed as partnerships or corporations, but are reported directly on your personal tax returns. For single member LLCs and corporations California will look to facts and circumstances. If you could somehow build a case that your LLC had absolutely no connections with California (such as tax preparation, bank accounts, etc.) and that every time any decision needed to be made with regard to managing your property or LLC, you were out of the state of California (and not on your living room telephone), you might have a shot at not “doing business” in California! It is an extremely difficult threshold, and taxpayers have been losing case after case in court over this issue. California has also put into place a steep new penalty for anyone failing to register. In addition to the minimum $800 franchise tax, they are now assessing a $2,000 penalty
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Times • July 12, 2013
Opinion Where’s the flag?
Thank You, Bridge Restoration Ministry Editor:
Editor: On Dec 7th (Pearl Harbor Day) 2012 I wrote a letter to the editor which asked why there was no flag flying at the Pacific Grove cemetery. I received a answer of "The flag was misplaced and the city is getting a new one." Here it is seven months, and a lot of holidays, later and there is still no flag. The only time you see a flag, beside those on the grave sites, is when the American Legion put them out for Memorial Day. What is taking so long to get a flag? If the city doesn`t have the money they should put on a fund raiser — it worked for the swimming pool — why not for a flag? It’s sad to see the Last Hometown disrespecting their fallen heroes like this. Gary L. Page Monterey Ed. note: Thank you for your letter. I contacted Public Works and learned that the flag at the cemetery does, indeed fly every day when there are employees on hand to raise and lower it. With the city’s budgetary problems being what they are, this means that on holidays, such as Memorial Day and the Fourth of July when employees are on holiday, the flag does not fly. Perhaps it was on one of these holidays that you checked. I am told that Public Works is looking into a solar-powered spotlight which would shine on the flag and allow it to remain at full staff even at night, negating the need for staff to be on hand.
When the Bridge Restoration Ministry decided to establish a home base in Pacific Grove five years ago, there was much speculation about its impact on the neighborhood and town. The purpose of the organization is ministering to men with substance abuse problems, and assisting them with housing, vocational training, and financial stability. As president of the local Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years, I am happy to report that operating the ministry in Pacific Grove has been a huge asset to the residents and businesses. Under the leadership of Michael and Michelle Casey, the men at the Bridge Ministry have con-
tributed thousands of hours volunteering at city community events, and supporting the projects of other nonprofits and religious groups. They are always ready to help at the Good Old Days, Feast of Lanterns, and most recently the Fourth of July. The ministry provides assistance to men who desire to change their lives and community service is a major component of the program. On behalf of the Chamber, I wish to thank the ministry’s leadership for making Pacific Grove a better place to live and work. Moe Ammar President Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce
Legal Notices ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of LEANN ADLER Case No. M123928 Filed July 10, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner LEANN ADLER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name LEANN MARJORIE ADLER to proposed name DEVIN ADLER. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: August 30, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 15. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: July 10, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 07/12, 07/19, 07/26, 08/02/13 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of MELANIE ROSE ROGERS Case No. M123878 Filed July 9, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner MELANE ROSE ROGERS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name MELANIE ROSE ROGERS to proposed name MELANIE ROSE KUNOA. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: September 13, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 15. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: July 9, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 07/12, 07/19, 07/26, 08/02/13
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of JANET MARIE CROWLEY Case No. M123939 Filed July 9, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner JANET MARIE CROWLEY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name JANET MARIE CROWLEY to proposed name JANET MARIE KUNOA. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: September 13, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 15. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: July 9, 2013 Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 07/12, 07/19, 07/26, 08/02/13 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number 20131294 The following person is doing business as: MONARCH FILM FESTIVAL, 427 Asilomar Blvd., P.O. Box 51803, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950 and EMBERLIGHT PRODUCTIONS, 427 Asilomar Blvd., P.O. Box 51803, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. MATTHEW STEVEN KILPATRICK, 427 Asilomar Blvd., P.O. Box 51803, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 and CRISTIANA LEE DiPIETRO, 427 Asilomar Blvd., P.O. Box 51803, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on July 3, 2013. This business is conducted by a married couple. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name listed above on N/A. Signed Cristiana DePietro. Publication dates 7/5, 7/12, 7/19. 7/26/13
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20121211 The following person is doing business as Coffee News Monterey, Coffee News Pacific Grove, 170B Grand Avenue, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. Peter James Silzer. 1561 Withers Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on June 20, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Peter James Silzer. This business is conducted by individual. Publication dates: 06/28, 07/05, 07/12, 07/19/13.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20131266 The following person is doing business as BACCHANT WINES, 28275 North Alta, Gonzales, Monterey County, CA 93926: FLOYD-PISONI WINE COMPANY, 28275 North Alta, Gonzales, CA 93926 This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on July 1, 2013. Registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on October 1, 2007. Signed: Mark Pisoni, Secretary. This business is conducted by a corporation. Publication dates: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2/13
File Number 20131243 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bud of California, 2959 Monterey Salinas Hwy., Monterey, CA 93940, County of Monterey Full name of Registrant: Bud Antle, Inc., California, One Dole Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362 This business is conducted by a corporation Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on January 1, 1961 (approx.). 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: Bud Antle, Inc. By: Jeffrey B. Conner Title: Vice Pres. & Secretary, This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Monterey County on June 25, 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: June 25, 2018 07/05, 07/12, 07/19, 7/26/13
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No Place Like Home Tom Stevens
Otter Views A Monterey Herald commentary pointed out this week that 19 firefighters recently died in Colorado trying to save empty houses from a forest fire. The writer suggested it might have been more prudent – or at least less lethal - to have let the houses burn and contained the fire elsewhere. While this may sound defeatist, it is an idea the West needs to start considering. As the “fire season” lengthens and worsens each year, should lives and resources continue to be spent protecting houses built in fire zones? And should houses keep getting built there? In theory, zoning laws could restrict homeowners from building in fire-prone woods, forests and canyons. But this is a free and defiant country. Americans will build where they want to live, regardless of risk or expense to themselves or others. We are also a resilient people, popping back up from adversity like Joe Palooka punching balloons. Shoreline dwellers along the Gulf and East coasts swiftly rebuild after hurricanes. Very few ever move elsewhere. The same applies to Southern California canyon dwellers, Rocky Mountain homesteaders, and “Tornado Alley” Midwesterners. People who live in flood zones likewise rebuild on the same soggy footprints after their old houses wash away. Of course, our system is set up to perpetuate this. Every natural disaster triggers a massive outpouring of insurance payouts and federal aid to the affected states. This in turn sparks regional economic booms as workers get hired to clean up and rebuild following hurricanes, tidal waves, tornados, earthquakes, fires, floods and cave-ins. Natural disaster is good business. Few in authority ever ask: are you sure you want to rebuild in that exact same spot? Only one disaster departs from this formula: volcanic eruption. After every other disaster, homeowners can rebuild in the same place once floodwaters recede, flames flicker out, storm winds abate and debris is cleared. But with volcanoes, the place itself has vanished. I got to see this in 1990 on the Big Island of Hawaii, where the Kilauea volcano had been quietly erupting for a dozen years. This seems a contradiction in terms, but like many island systems, Hawaii’s volcanoes are singularly benign. They don’t explode violently or bury entire civilizations in hot ash. They just spew and blurp. But if the spewing and blurping goes on long enough, even benign Hawaiian lava will pool up and start flowing downhill. Thus, long after the latest Kilauea eruption started, the first fiery toes of lava finally reached the sea. This happened near the soulful old Hawaiian coastal town of Kalapana, famous for its coconut groves, freshwater springs and black sand beach. Kalapana’s residents ranged from native Hawaiians who lived in centuryold wooden fishing and farming bungalows to hippie transplants from the Mainland who dwelt in marijuana-scented tree houses. Because the lava had been heading their way for years, nobody was surprised when it finally got there. If anything, they seemed fatalistic. I interviewed several dozen people during my four-day Kalapana stay. Most planned to relocate to other towns in the vicinity, but nobody considered calling in fire crews or transporting a house. Losing one’s dwelling was the price to be paid for living in a hot lava zone. Referring to the Hawaiian volcano goddess, one elderly lady shrugged: “Madame Pele gives, and she takes away.” She took Kalapana gently. Looking like a five-mile spill of guava jelly, the lava inched into town so slowly you could set a beach chair in its path, then scoot the chair back when you got too hot. You could even kneel down in front of the lava and hear tiny clinking sounds as razor-thin platelets flaked off the slowly rolling molten “toe.” But while the lava was approachable – even “walkable” – it was also inexorable. Stone walls might dam it up for a day or two, but at length the walls burst, and fiery lava fingers went crackling through dry grass. Everything not brick or stone went up in flame. Even the asphalt roads caught fire. As the lava advanced through town, gracious old houses vanished in whirlwinds of fire. It was almost biblical. As the lava neared, two Kalapana congregations faced a biblical dilemma: save the church, or not? The Catholics had a venerable old church painted with historic murals. They spent frantic days and floodlit nights reinforcing the building and jacking it up onto an 18-wheeler. The historic church rolled out of town with 10 minutes to spare. It still hosts services two towns away. The Protestant church was beloved but not historic. “We decided to let it go,” one parishioner told me. “That’s just a building. The people are the church.” Kalapana may be rebuilt, but not soon. The town is 30 feet underground. There’s no insurance for that.
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Hootenanny at the Art Center
The community sing-along and open jam session will focus on the history of country music, from mountain folk-music to Memphis and Nashville rock. Hootenanny XCV will be held Sat. July 20. 7-10 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave. P.G. This event is free with songbooks provided and potluck snacks appreciated. For info contact Vic Selby at 375-6141.
Two more week-ends for “Hamlet”
“Hamlet,” starring John Barrymore III will show for two more weekends at the Historic Outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel. “It’s a step back in time at the Forest Theater... and what a stage for this historic performance for Barrymore’s ‘Hamlet,’” said Terry Taylor, Shakespeare Society of America’s artistic director. Performances are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 21. Barrymore is the grandson of John Barrymore Sr., who first performed this production in the 1920s on the London stage, and the son of the late John Barrymore Jr., and is returning to the stage to revive the role that made his grandfather a theater icon. Carmel’s historic production will be co-directed by Barrymore, Nick Hovick and Larry Welch. The Forest Theater Guild is beginning an association with the Shakespeare Society of America and reviving its historic Shakespearean productions originally performed by the Forest Theater Society in the 1930s and ’40s at the Outdoor Theater. “This partnership will benefit both historical organizations and bring back a much-beloved tradition to our home theater,” said Rebecca Barrymore, artistic and executive director for the guild. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for Seniors and Military, and $10 for children under 18 yrs old. Children under four are free. Tickets are on sale one hour before the shows at the box office on site at Santa Rita Street and Mountain View Avenue See www. foresttheaterguild.org for more information or call 626-1681.
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General rules for the Feast of Décor Home Decorating Contest
To participate in the Feast of Décor Contest, residents of Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach are welcome to submit their name, phone number and address (photo optional) on the Feast of Lanterns’ website at www.feast-of-lanterns.org or via U.S. mail to P. O. Box 809, Pacific Grove, CA 93950; or via fax to Cedar Street Times at 831-324-4745; or they may be dropped off at Cedar Street Times, 306 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove. Entrants must formally apply by Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m. to be considered for the Feast of Décor Home Decorating Contest. Judging will take place on Monday, July 22. There will be five jewel-tone awards given out this year, being Topaz, Ruby, Pearl, Turquoise and Amethyst. In addition, there will be eight honorable mention awards. Each resident of a home selected as a jewel-tone winner will be offered the opportunity to have a photo taken with the Royal Court, will receive a ribbon indicating which award was won and a certificate from the Feast of Lanterns Board of Directors. Honorable mention winners will receive ribbons. The 2013 Royal Court will present the prizes. The homes that are winners in the Feast of Décor Home Decorating Contest will be featured in a special album on the official website for the Feast of Lanterns, Inc. Please submit the following release in order to enter the contest: I understand that photographs of the exterior of my home will be taken by the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc. as an entry in the Feast of Décor Home Decorating Contest. I further understand that this image, or images, may be used in an album on the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc. website. If my home is selected as one of the five jewel-tone winners, I give my permission for a photograph of my home with the Royal Court to be posted on the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc. website. I understand that this contest has no cash prize and that the photograph(s) of my decorated home will become part of the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc. archives, showing the history of the Feast of Décor Home Decorating Contest. Any photographs of my home for purposes of this contest may be utilized by the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc. on their website or in their official print media. I indemnify and hold harmless the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc. for any damage to my home or property which may be a result of this Feast of Décor contest. By my signature below, I consent and agree to the above terms and conditions. Signature:______________________________________________________ Printed Name:__________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________________ Date___________________
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Monterey Library holds summer story event for kids
The Monterey Public Library presents “Around the Campfire” on Thursday, July 11, as part of the Summer Reading Program for kids. There will be scary stories, a real (stuffed) Great Horned Owl, s’mores, songs and more. There will be two shows: 2 p.m. for ages 6-up; 3 p.m for ages 10-up. The second show will include the scariest stories, so age limits will be enforced. Admission is free. The library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. For more information call 646-3934 or go to www.monterey.org/library
Flower Painting Workshop Offered
“Flowers with Brush and Ink,” a 4-hour workshop in flower brush painting with colored inks, will be offered Sat., July 13 at the Pacific Grove Art Center. Participants will learn to make petals, stems and leaves, as well as how to mount the work for matting. The class will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There will be time for a snack/ lunch. The instructor will provide oriental brushes, flora brushes, rice paper, colored inks, mats, and flowers for observation. The fee is $40.00. Contact Barbara at email@example.com or 209-985-7106 for information and registration. The Pacific Grove Art Center is located at 568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove.
Feast of Lanterns Chalk Fest at the Museum on July 20 Everyone is invited to the Feast of Lantern’s Chalk Fest on Saturday, July 20 at the Museum of Natural History. It is an opportunity to meet the Feast of Lantern’s Royal Court and join them in decorating a lantern to take home, making monarch butterfly fans, and exercising creativity with sidewalk chalk. Drop in any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The museum is located at 165 Forest Avenue. Call 648-5716 for more information.
PacRep presents ‘Magic Flute’
In partnership with the nation’s leading digital theatre network, PacRep Theatre continues its Specticast Encore Series with a one-night-only screening of W. A. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” direct from the world renowned Salzburg Music Festival on Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Golden Bough Theatre in Carmel. The play is a colorful parade of wild and whimsical characters, from the high-flying coloratura of the Queen of the Night to Papageno and his flighty bird songs presented in High Def on PacRep’s new 28 foot movie screen. Captured live on August 6, 2012 from the Salzburg Festival, the opera is sung in German with English sub-titles, and features Georg Zeppenfeld, Bernard Richter and Mandy Fredrich under the direction of Jens-Daniel Herzog. It was Mozart’s final opera and it is also his most adored. It charms with its fantastical elements: a dashing hero and lovely princess, dragons and genies, an evil queen and a happily-ever-after resolution. It’s the perfect opera to enjoy with friends and family. Season SpectiCast tickets are available now. Ticket prices for each showing are $24 general admission, $20 for seniors, $12 for student/teacher/active military and $7.50 for children under 12. FlexVu film packages are also available for $48 for any four screenings. The PacRep box office is located at the Golden Bough Playhouse on Monte Verde Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Business hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Telephone 622-0100 or visit www.pacrep.org for more information.
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PG alumni reunion set for October
The Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association will hold its annual all-school reunion Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6. Association members and their guests are invited to download a registration form from the group’s website. Those who attended Pacific Grove schools can join the organization in order to be able to attend activities that weekend. The reunion weekend includes a beach barbecue buffet and dancing at the Del Monte Beach House, at 285 Figueroa Street in Monterey on Saturday, October 5. The cost is $55 per person; a no-host bar opens at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 o’clock. On Sunday, a buffet brunch prepared by the Pacific Grove High School Culinary Class will be served at 10 a.m. in the Clarence A. Higgins Library at Pacific Grove High School at 615 Sunset Drive. Cost is $20 and seating is limited. A portion of the proceeds from the brunch goes to the Culinary Class. Brunch attendees are asked to wear red-and-gold casual, including letter sweaters, jackets, or any other school memorabilia, to the brunch. Yearly PGHSAA dues are $20 per person or married couple, if both are alumni. Registration forms, membership forms, and more information about the weekend can be found on the group’s website, www.pgusd.org/alumni. The association was founded in 1899 and reactivated in 1962. This is its 53rd annual reunion and its 21st annual brunch. PGHSAA supports the high school, its students, and its projects with money from donations made by its members. The association’s board of directors meets seven times a year to plan events and to approve requests for disbursements. For more information visit the Association’s website.
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A journey of 10,000 pushups By Marge Ann Jameson If Steve Brumme were assigned to write an essay called, “What I did on my summer vacation,” it could fill a book. In fact, he's planning on it, and he journals every evening about the people he met and the places he went. Evening might find him at a picnic with family here in Pacific Grove or a dinner party in North Beach, or in a hostel in Santa Cruz, though not consecutively. Those places might give a storyteller like Steve fodder enough for a 500-word essay, but it's how he got there that makes his story truly inspirational. Steve is hand-pedaling a threewheeled cycle on a fund-raising and awareness crusade for End Polio Now, a campaign of Rotary International. He started in his home town of Sonoma on June 2, 2013 and pedaled down the coast to Pacific Grove to attend a family reunion over the Fourth of July weekend. He's on his way back home now, stopping along the way to meet people and tell his story, but more importantly to hear theirs. The journey will cover about 750 miles. His custom-engineered on-road/offroad cycle carries everything he needs for the trip in a basket – he calls it a “cage” – behind him, and he's already thinking about how to remount it, perhaps on a pulley and with a wheel or two, so he can lower it at will to become a trailer. You can learn more about the End Polio Now campaign by going to www.endpolionow.org. If you wish to make a donation, make that donation through the Rotary Club of the Sonoma Valley, by sending your checks to: Rotary Club Foundation of Sonoma Valley PO Box 923, Sonoma, CA 95476 Or, you can make donations through your local Rotary Club. Ask your local club how you should write the check. Tell them you are making a donation in honor of the End Polio Now Bike Tour, Steve Brumme.
He carries a water-repellant “frog suit” against rain and heavy fog. The vehicle,
fully loaded with his gear, weighs about 120 pounds. It has 27 gears and front and rear hand brakes and 10 revolutions of the hand pedals take him about 10 feet. Flags on long, flexible poles make him more visible to drivers and shout about his sponsors – Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley; InVacare, manufacturers of the cycle; the Paralympic Team; Challenged Athletes Foundation; California Martial Arts Instructors; and the Sonoma Valley Cyclery Bike Shop. There's also a lone Danish flag, which he flies in honor of his late father. Steve plans to take longer trips and perhaps one day to pedal coast-to-coast, to give lectures. He would like to enter the Paralympics, too. Paralympics? Oh yeah, before you ask: He is a polio survivor who climbs rocks, rides horses, paints, writes, and counsels others who are on journeys like his, whether they are fully abled or not, whether it's a physical journey or a spiritual one. He brings home medals in martial arts where he uses his specially engineered crutches as part of the routine, competing against fully-abled martial artists – including a black belt – to bring home gold (12 gold medals, 4 silver and two bronze). There are a number of YouTube videos of his kung-fu work, the latest being at http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=HYUvgEYd324 where he demonstrates Okinawa-Te Iron Crutch, and another of his jui-jitsu form. Steve credits his Kung Fu sifu, Tim McFarland, with inspiring him and encouraging him to build up his strength and then undertake a goodwill trip. “He's one of my finest mentors,” said Steve. McFarland's wife saw the cycle and told Steve about it. When he left Sonoma, Steve says he was doing 15-20 miles each day. “I'm now 30 percent stronger,” he says, not so much with pride but more as a statement of fact. He has dubbed this trip “The Journey of 10,000 push-ups.” Steve is also a cancer survivor. He says he stayed away from Western medicine during his recovery, and got better in six months using a holistic approach. He decided then to “make it even better.” “I parked my car,” he said, “and began walking.” At first he went anywhere from one to five miles walking, and in six months found that he could go three miles without breaking a sweat. Remember, this is on crutches. “So I sold my car,” he said. Steve came down with polio when
he was three months old, so essentially has not known any other way of living. “I never lost anything,” he says. “I just have to work harder than other people.” He gives an analogy of having wings, and then not having wings versus not ever having had wings at all. Once an engineer who spent eight to 10 hours each day sitting at a computer, he now spends the hours from dinner to bedtime painting. “It's a meditation and a passion,” he says. He teaches a course he calls “Recreating a Masterpiece” to other seekers. Using a known masterpiece, he
guides his students to recreate it, step by step, in oils or acrylics, and uses the lessons as a springboard to other inspirations. Steve's other passion is collecting peoples' stories, hearing them and reciting them. And of all his other abilities, this may be his best. There's no deadline for his book, which he hopes to put out as an e-book. He can be found on FaceBook, too. Steve's paintings can be found at www.BrummeStudios.com More information on the campaign can be found atn http://www.endpolio.org
Top, left: Micah from Peninsula Bike in Monterey did a Sunday morning emergency repair for Steve Brumme and promptly went to the top of Steve’s A-List. Top, right: The rig weighs some 120 pounds before Steve even takes the pilot’s seat. Bottom: Steve Brumme’s exhuberant smile at the controls of his speciallymade, hand-pedaled cycle.
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Get a new grip Many of my students come in with great golf clubs, but I see many with grips on their clubs that are shot, slick and worn. The weekend player often forgets to do maintenance on their equipment such as the need to change their grips every two years. When grips get worn and slick it will affect golf shots. I would recommend changing your grips on all of your clubs every two years.
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Abandoned musical instruments requested to loan to students
Dixieland Monterey is introducing a new program, the Instrument Rescue Project, to collect, repair and recondition donated instruments to benefit aspiring music students in the Monterey area. Music teachers in Monterey Peninsula schools have been asked to identify aspiring, worthy junior and senior high music students who can only participate in music programs if there is an instrument to borrow. Persons with an instrument to donate may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description and photo if possible, or call 659-0436. Once the donation has been confirmed, pick-up will be arranged and documentation provided. Instrument donations are tax-deductible, as allowed by law. President Doug Pinkham stresses “Music lovers who don’t have an instrument to donate but love the idea, may make a donation to help pay for the instrument rehab.” Call 659-0436 for more information. Dazzling, young, internationally acclaimed jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding got her musical start at a very young age with an instrument loaned to her through such a program. The goal is to refurbish instruments for the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
Duo returns to The Works
International Film Festival to feature documentary films The 14th Annual International Film Festival, presented by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association, will be held Friday through Sunday, November 1 – 3. As in past years, the festival will screen diverse international documentary films, all designed to raise awareness and to educate and mobilize the community about critical global issues All sessions will take place in the Golden State Theatre at 417 Alvarado in downtown Monterey. More information about the festival will be made available at: www.unamontereybay.org under “Future Events.” The Monterey Bay Chapter of UNA is an all-volunteer organization of more than 700 members and is one of the largest and most active UNA chapters in the
country. In addition to the film festival and other community events, it has held two successful Adopt-a-Minefield Campaigns for Bosnia and Afghanistan and works with student groups at various local high schools, colleges and graduate schools. UNA-USA is one of the country’s largest grassroots foreign policy organizations, and a leading center of policy research on the United Nations. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group designed to educate Americans of every age about critical issues tackled by the U.N. With a national membership of thousands and more than 100 affiliated organizations, UNA-USA sponsors programs and events designed to encourage participation in global issues. For more information please visit www. unamontereybay.org.
Art exhibition opens July 19
The upcoming exhibition at the Pacific Grove Art Center features work from both children and professional artists. Third graders from Robert Down Elementary School who participated in the center’s community art education outreach program, ArtSmart, will show miniature work in the small halls. Painter Peter Holmsky reveals his love of local landscapes in “The Artist’s Senses: A Year of Expression.” Photographer Tracy Valleau focuses on pattern and form in his show titled “Individual Cases.” Several of the resident PGAC Studio Artists get together for a seasonal show. In the Elmarie Dyke Gallery, Art Center Studio Artists will show that “Summer is Swell.” In the David Henry Gill Gallery, the Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation’s All Members Show will exhibit. Photographer Tracy Valleau’s “Individual Cases” will exhibit in the Nadine Annand Gallery. Painter Peter Holmsky’s “The Artist’s Senses: A Year of Expression” will be shown in the Louise Cardero Boyer Gallery. Third grade artists from Robert Down Elementary School will exhibit their “ArtSmart Students Paint Miniatures” exhibit in the hallway. The Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation was conceived in the late ’70s and was founded to bring artists together for fellowship, exchange of ideas, and to further art education for artists and to the public. It also enables artists opportunity to show their works to the public. The entire membership was invited to submit work for this show. The art center is open noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. Call 375-2208 for more information.
Have your peeps email our peeps! editor@ cedarstreettimes.com The acoustic duo Simple Pleasures, Mary Anne and Ames Anderson, will return to The Works Saturday, July 20 for one performance from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is $12. The Works is located at 667 Lighthouse Avenue. Call 372-2242 for more information.
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Shelbyville Chapter Two Jane Roland
Animal Tales and Other Random Thoughts I left you after sharing my first kiss, in the park on the Fourth of July. The summer continued and I was soon looking forward to returning home. We boarded the train in Indianapolis, once again housed in a compartment. And once again my mother befriended the person in the next room, a young naval officer, Dick Reynolds, who, coincidentally, was headed for Tucson and the Navy School which was housed at the University. He played a rudimentary game of bridge; they found a couple of others (after attempting to teach me, an 11-year-old). When we landed, Mother offered the maid’s house on our grounds to her new “adopted” son. He accepted with pleasure, in exchange for taking care of odd jobs, trimming trees and mowing the lawn. I don’t believe many of the chores were accomplished but he had dinner with us most nights, His wife, Marjorie, and very young daughter, Caroline, lived in Stockton and visited a couple of times. Dick played the piano and entertained us with all of the popular songs of yesterday and the current times. It was a delightful period. A few years later, in 1945, we returned to Shelbyville. This time Mother elected to drive and found a college student who was heading for home in Indiana, to assist. As I recall it was not a pleasant trip, the assistant chauffeur was not very communicative nor was he clean. It was the days prior to automobile air-conditioning and we had a bag that hung on the window which, allegedly, circulated air. The motel situation was deplorable so we spent most nights on the road in second rate hotels. We also had both dogs with us — a Scottie, Duke and wire haired terrier, Pat. Neither was able to acclimate to the long trip and were unhappy until we arrived at our destination. Shelbyville hadn’t changed as yet. My first love was no longer interested but there were other young people. Howard Eichesdoefer had returned from the war, a decorated soldier, and was life-guarding at the local plunge. I thought he was a dream and had a terrific crush; he had evolved from a fat little boy I knew when we were small to a “hunk.” At 19 he found the 13-year-old guest in his home a pain in the neck. Ike had died, succumbing to the ravages of liquor. I missed him. Mary was more dour than ever, while she had berated her errant husband and adored her son, neither was around (Howard was off with his friends most of the time), she was sour and angry. However she loved the dogs and they returned home a few pounds heavier. She didn’t really know how to react to a teenage female and, frankly, nor did my mother and there was considerable talk about sending me to boarding school at Tudor Hall in Indianapolis. My friends and I found much to do. We frequented the center on the town square which offered food, drinks and games. We spent a lot of time in this retreat. In the evenings we would catch fireflies in a bottle, play croquet, throw horseshoes, attend the single movie theater and hang out in general. There was an elderly woman across the street who had a library full of the classics which she made available. I really loved the town and the feel of it. There is something romantic about walking along tree shaded sidewalks. At night, when it became dark, I would scurry home hearing footsteps behind me and running for protection. The sounds were, of course, a result of a mind full of the mystery of Sherlock Holmes and the adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Gracie Porter sent from Tucson the “Adventures of Mary Worth” so I could stay well up on our favorite comic paper character missing in the local newspaper. Occasionally we would drive to Indianapolis to shop which was highlighted by lunch in the Aires Tea Room which served a coconut cream pie I shall never forget. Then it was over, time to go home. Mother found another college student who was heading back to the University. We bid adieu to Mary and started out. It wasn’t long before there was a noticeable problem with the motor. Steam erupted from under the hood. Naturally this occurred miles from nowhere, near one of those towns with six people, five of whom were in the fields. The problem was a blanket that had been thrown over the engine. Mary, who didn’t drive, had feared that the rain the night before our departure might damage the mechanical function and wanted to keep it dry. Time and an outlay of funds resolved the issue and we were on our way. This driver, Stewart Bailey, was wonderful, clean, cheerful and a youth who was to become a long time friend. I saw George and Jane Breedlove 10 years later at the bar in the Casa Madrona Hotel in Sausalito, not having communicated for years. It is, indeed, a very small world.
Many of you have asked about Zane, the wounded German Shephard. Here is an update from the AFRP Web Site. Zane, the German shepherd who was hit by a car and left on the side of the road for three days in Salinas, is doing well! It’s been several weeks since his surgery to repair his fractured right front leg and right hind leg. He can now stand on his own, and can take short walks with the help of a sling. Zane still has a long road of recovery ahead, but if he could talk, he’d want to thank all the compassionate people who sent positive thoughts and made donations towards his medical care. He’d also thank Dr. Mehalick for putting him back together, and the clinic staff for taking such good care of him. Zane will soon be looking for a foster home or a new home of his own.
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In the Money Take Stock of Your Daily Routine for Investment Opportunities John C. Hantelman
Financial Focus Some investors find the thought of investing in the stocks of individual companies somewhat intimidating. After all, how do you possibly decide which companies, out of literally thousands, to choose? A good place to start is by taking a closer look at the products and services you use in your own daily routine. Consider a typical day in the life of an average American. At 6 a.m., the alarm clock rings, interrupting your peaceful slumber. You reluctantly roll out of bed and head for the bathroom, where you turn on the light (Emerson Electric) and take a shower (Johnson & Johnson). On the way to work, your cellular phone rings. It was your spouse reminding you to stop and pick up your new window blinds (Home Depot). You also needed to go to the store (Wal-Mart) and grab some Coppertone (Schering-Plough)for your vacation next week. At work, you turn on your computer (Dell Computer), then return a few phone calls (SBC Communications). Before you finish your second cup of coffee (Starbucks), it's time for lunch. You stop by the ATM machine (Bank of America) then grab a quick hamburger and Pepsi (Pepsico). On your way home from work that night, the cellular phone rings. It's your spouse, reminding you that you need to stop by the pharmacy (Walgreen Co.) for a prescription (Johnson and Johnson). At home that night, you start a load of laundry (Clorox) while dinner cooks. Later that evening, you and your spouse discuss what color to paint the living room and the possibility of purchasing some new furniture (Leggett & Platt). These are typical of the goods and services average Americans use every day. Many of these products are provided by companies whose stocks can be purchased publicly. Of course, your loyalty to a particular product doesn't guarantee that company's success, but it does provide a good starting point in your search for an attractive stock investment. By discussing the company with an investment professional, you can determine if the stock provides an attractive investment opportunity or if another company might better suit your investment needs.
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“Evenings by the Bay” summer concert series
The Monterey Jazz Festival will produce the “Evenings by the Bay” concert series in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium from June 29 until September 1. The concerts will be from 6-8 p.m. The series will feature professional jazz musicians from the Monterey area. Admission to the concerts are included with regular admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Since 2008, the concert series has brought live music to the aquarium each summer, transforming an already exciting visit into something special for both visitors and performers. The 2013 concert series will feature saxophonists Paul Contos, Roger Eddy, Gary Meek and Stu Reynolds; pianist Bill Spencer; bassist Pete Lips; vocalists Nicolas Bearde and Omega Rae; and flutist Kenny Stahl, as well as the bands Que Caliente Latin Jazz, Along Came Betty and the Monterey Bay Jazz Orchestra. All concerts will take place on the first floor in the Marine Mammal Galleries section of the aquarium, located at 886 Cannery Row in Monterey. All performances are on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Performances include: June 29, Kenny Stahl and Friends; June 30, Pete Lips and Friends; July 6, Stu Reynolds and Que Caliente Latin Jazz; July 7, Bill Spencer with Nicolas Bearde; July 13, Along Came Betty; July 14, Roger Eddy and Friends; July 20, Gary Meek and Friends; July 21, Real Time; July 27, Pete Lips and Friends; July 28, Kenny Stahl and Friends; August 3, Gary Meek and Friends; August 4, Roger Eddy and Friends; August 10, Stu Reynolds and Que Caliente Latin Jazz; August 11, Real Time; August 17, Gary Meek and Friends; August 18, Kenny Stahl and Friends; August 24, Along Came Betty; August 25, Bill Spencer with Omega Rae; August 31, Paul Contos and Friends; September 1, Monterey Bay Jazz Orchestra. For more information please contact:Timothy Orr at 373.3366 or by email at email@example.com.
Canterbury has Donald Kohrs back for a Chautauqua talk Friday July 19th 10 a.m. talk: Chautauqua: The Nature Study Movement in Pacific Grove
Donald Kohrs is Branch Library Specialist at the Miller Library of Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove. Don has degrees in biology and library science and his current efforts entail researching the history of the Pacific Coast Assembly of the Chautauqua Literary and Science Circle (1880-1926), the history of the Hopkins Seaside Laboratory (1892-1925) and the early years of the Hopkins Marine Station (1917-1950). Beyond these efforts, Don is working to organize and make available the personal and professional interests of the famous marine biologist, Edward F. Rickets. For the lecture on July 19, Don Kohrs will share his recent findings associated with summer gatherings of the Chautauqua Assemblies in Pacific Grove and the strong emphasis the founders of the assembly placed on the instruction of the natural sciences, romantic literature, and the arts. In addition, he will speak to the organizing of Chautauqua Circles throughout the State of California, and how these Chautauqua reading circles seeded the establishing of the California Federation of Women’s Club; a federation whose political efforts would be directed towards the protection and preservation of nature. For those who want to read more about Chautauqua in Pacific Grove, he has made the first eight draft chapters of his current book available online at chautauqua.stanford.edu.
Feast of Lanterns Art Show Now Hanging at The Works
The annual Feast of Lanterns Art Show is now hanging at The Works, 667 Lighthouse Ave. More than a dozen pieces, purposely designed to represent the annual Pacific Grove event, are available for sale to benefit the Feast of Lanterns. There will be a reception on Fri., July 19 in concert with the Art Walk, with the Royal Court on hand and awards made.
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Legal Services’ Kellie Morgantini Named to Advocates Board
Rotary Kicks Out the old On Friday, June 28 Pacific Grove Rotary held their annual Kick OutParty at Point Pinos Grill in PG. Outgoing President Steve spoke about the many accomplishments of the club durng the year and offered his thanks for the honor to serve as president. Incoming President Matt Bosworth thanked Steve for his year of service and spoke about the upcoming year. President Steve presented all board members with a special award. President Steve also awarded the prestigious Paul Harris award to Kyle Krasa and Jane Roland. President Steve gave the newer members “Rookie of the Year” awards. President Steve presented Kyle Krasa and Jeanne Byrne with “Service Above Self” awards. President Steve presented Jane Roland with the “Rotarian of the Year” award. Left, top: The outgoing (2012) board. Left, below: Joe Shammas is congratulated for receivig James R, Hughes Citizen of the Year award from the Chamber of Commerce. Below, L-R, top row: Geva, Amy and Joe; Steve and Jim; Mike and Jane. Below, L-R, bottom row: Linda, Barbara and Tonya; Joe and Chris; Travis and Kyle.
Kellie Morgantini Kellie D. Morgantini, Legal Services for Seniors Executive Director is a newly elected Board Member of the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR). CANHR is a statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s nursing home residents, seniors and elder abuse victims. By her service on the CANHR Board, Ms. Morgantini will give Monterey County seniors a statewide voice on elder abuse, nursing home care, Medi-Cal planning and other important senior issues. Legal Services For Seniors is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance to Monterey County seniors 60 years of age and older with an emphasis on serving those who are socially and/or economically needy. We have offices in Seaside and Salinas and outreach in South County, North County and the Peninsula. For 28 years we have successfully helped more than 77,000 Monterey Country Seniors with legal issues such as landlord-tenant conflicts, Medicare insurance mix-ups, consumer fraud, elder abuse, simple wills, advance health care directives, guardianships and more.
PacRep receives PG&E funding
Pacific Repertory Theatre has received a $10,000 gift from Pacific Gas and Electric Company, which will be used in support of the 2013 professional season. PacRep, now in its 31st season, produces interpretations of great plays from the world stage. Its 2013 season has seen productions of “Legally Blonde, the Musical,” “Disney’s the Little Mermaid Jr.,” “An Illiad” and “The Glass Menagerie.” Additional information can be found at www.pacrep.org or by calling 622-0700.
Candidate Filing Opens Monday for November Election
Potential candidates considering a run for office in the Consolidated Schools and Special District Election scheduled for Tues., Nov. 5 should be award that candidate nomination opens Mon., July 15, 2013 and closes Fri., Aug. 9, 2013. Any registered voter considering a run for office should make an appointment with the Elections Department by calling 831-796-1499 in order to obtain and file official papers. The deadline for local jurisdictions to place any ballot measures before the voters is that same day, Aug. 9, 2013. Arguments for or against ballot measures as well as The Monterey Public Library will impartial analyses must be filed by Mon., host the Caterpillar Puppets presentation Aug. 26, 2013. of “Don’t Eat Me!” on Thursday, July 18, In Pacific Grove, there are three at 2 p.m., as part of the Summer Reading seats on the Pacific Grove Unified School Program. Ages 4-up are invited to at- District Board of Trustees open, with one tend, and admission is free. The Library incumbent, current Board President John is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. Thibeau having stated he is interested in For more information call 831.646.3934 running for re-election. or visit www.monterey.org/library.
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“You know, Stanley, Christmas lights are Christmas lights, but Lanterns Light the Way!”
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SPCA Training Classes in Pacific Grove in August
A new round of high quality, affordable SPCA for Monterey County dog training classes are starting soon in Pacific Grove! These fun evening classes make it easy for everyone to get involved. The classes will take place at Doggie Day Care on Central Avenue on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, starting August 21. The Family Dog training classes teach important basic commands such as sit, stay, heel, and loose-leash walking. In addition, you will be taught how to correct potential behavior problems such as jumping, digging, barking, and housetraining. Classes take place on five consecutive Wednesdays. For more information, please call 831-264-5422 or visit www.SPCAmc.org to register online. Family Dog Training 7:00 to 8:00 pm Info: Open to all dogs five months and older Location: Doggie Day Care, 168 Central Ave, Pacific Grove Other behavior training classes offered at the SPCA include puppy training, Agility for Fun classes, Sniff & Search, Tricks and games, and specialized training for blind or deaf dogs. We also offer our popular Out and About class, which provides dog training in real-life scenarios. Classes take place at malls, recreation trails, parks, and more, helping your dog practice his skills in places you might often frequent. The SPCA for Monterey County is your resource for everything related to animals. In addition to training classes, we also offer a free behavior tip line, free online behavior tip sheets, and low-cost private training either at the SPCA or in your own home. We also offer short, one day workshops on loose-leash walking and recall. “One of the SPCA’s main goals is keeping animals in homes where they belong,” says Amanda Mouisset, SPCA Pet Behavior Specialist. “It is a great day for me when I can help solve an issue that might have ended with that animal being surrendered to a shelter.” The most common behavior problems seen from people seeking help at The SPCA are aggression to other animals, general manners (especially leash manners), and housetraining. By setting rules, being consistent, and having patience, Amanda oversees the quick solution to these problems. Housetraining issues, for example, are usually fixed within days - much to the relief of the frustrated owners. Even if you already have a well-mannered dog, some of our new SPCA classes can help enhance the human-animal bond and teach your dogs new tricks that keep his mind stimulated.
Animal Chatter Puppy Training 1 & 2 (Offered at the SPCA) SPCA puppy training classes are designed with your puppy’s short attention span in mind. Classes focus on basic obedience, socialization, safe handling, and prevention of common behavior problems like jumping, digging, biting, and chewing. Start your new puppy off on the right paw! Family Dog Training 1 (Offered at the SPCA and in Pacific Grove) Your dog is never too old to learn new behavior. Basic dog training is open to dogs five months and older. Group classes are limited to six dogs per session to assure personal attention. Your dog will learn sit, down, stand, recall, stay, heel, and loose leash walking. Amanda will also help you with common behavior problems. Family Dog Training 2 (Offered at the SPCA) Open to dogs who have already passed Basic Dog Training (or who have met with Amanda for permission to join the class), Intermediate Dog Training continues your work on basic obedience with an emphasis on offleash training in group situations. Out and About Dog Training (Offered at sites around the Monterey Peninsula) Have you ever said “my dog is perfect in class, but horrible on walks?” This new class takes you and your dog into real-life situations to teach reliability despite the distractions of everyday life. Classes take place at parks, trails, in town, or at shopping centers. Open to dogs who have already passed Family Dog Training at The SPCA or have met with the Pet Behavior Specialist for permission to join the class. Agility for Fun Training (Offered at the SPCA) The SPCA’s new Agility for Fun class lets you
bond with your dog in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. Agility offers the reward of working as a team with your dog. As your dog learns to negotiate jumps, weave poles, tunnels, seesaws, and other obstacles he also learns how to listen and focus on your lead. Your dog will become more alert to your commands both in and out of class. Tricks and Games (Offered at the SPCA) Each week you and your dog will play games to improve your training, such as Tic Tac Toe and Musical Chairs. We will also learn new tricks. Having fun while training takes away all the work and makes it, well, fun for both you and your dog. Sniff & Search Class (Offered at the SPCA) This fun new scent detection class exercises your dog’s amazing sense of smell while promoting confidence and bonding. Basic obedience training required. Deaf or Blind Dogs 101 (Offered at the SPCA) These classes cover basic training and issues regarding sharing your life with a special needs dog. They teach you how to communicate with your dog so you will enjoy a lifetime of wonderful companionship. Canine Good Citizen Training Class (Offered at the SPCA) This class helps prepare you and your dog to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. Dogs must already have basic obedience. The CGC tests the following: accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, welcoming being groomed and examined, walking on a loose leash, walking through a crowd, sit and down on command and staying in place, coming when called, behaving politely around other dogs, reaction to distraction, and supervised separation. Private Training (Offered throughout Monterey County) Does your dog go crazy when the UPS truck arrives? Are you dealing with potentially dangerous dog aggression issues on walks? Is your dog scared of riding in the car or destructive when you leave the house? Then private consultations are right for you. Teaching obedience commands alone will not address all behavioral problems. The SPCA offers consultations for you either at the shelter or in the convenience of your own home. All SPCA behavior classes are low-cost, subsidized by our generous donors. To learn more, visit www.SPCAmc.org or call 831-264-5422. Beth Brookhouser Director of Community Outreach The SPCA for Monterey County
Summer Science Camp for Ages 9-11 Now Taking Registrants Summer science camp will be held at the Museum of Natural History in July. “Science Da Vinci Style” will be held July 22-26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. It’s a week of ingenious inventions, diving into the world of Leonardo Da Vinci. Campers will learn how to write in “mirror writing,” design, build and test parachutes, and recreate many more of Da Vinci’s clever contraptions. The cost is $240 for campers ages 9-11. The museum is located at 165 Forest Avenue. Call 648-5716 for more information.
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Preventing Marine Sanctuary Pollution at its Source: The Streets of Pacific Grove By Take It To The Streets™
the oceans have been trashed by various practices. To fully understand the impact of this global problem visit these Ocean Floor Garbage Findings with your friends and family: http://www.inquisitr.com/692759/ocean-floor-garbageis-mostly-recyclables-video/ http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/videos-revealtrashed-ocean-floor-130607.htm http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/06/06/Deepsea-garbage-dump-ROVs-reveal-trash-on-oceanfloor/6661370531016/ph2/
bottle, secure in the knowledge that in the U.S., tap water is more closely regulated than bottled water, and Each Sunday morning at 11:00 am, our passionate thus every bit as clean and healthy. group of Monterey Ocean Stewards gather to prevent 3. Bring your own coffee containers. To cut down on plastics, foil, tobacco litter, rubber pieces and other toxic Styrofoam cups and plastic lids, a thermos or travel items from reaching the California National Marine Sanccoffee mug is an easy solution for the workplace, and tuaries. Our strategy is to intercept litter at the source... are also welcome at your local coffee shop. the streets. When plastic bags, wrappers, straws, plastic 4. Use wax paper bags and aluminum foil instead of bottles and caps, and tobacco litter are tossed onto the plastic baggies and plastic wrap. Beyond adding more streets “for someone else to pick up” it is blown by daily protection to your food than their plastic counterparts, marine winds into storm drains and directly into the aluminum foil and wax paper are recyclable. Pacific Ocean. At this point, the litter is a death threat 5. Resist the tendency to wrap your fresh produce in to marine life because marine life cannot distinguish Are you a solutions champion? plastic bags. If you plan to wash your fruits and vegbetween nutritious real food and plastics. We find that just two hours of volunteer time per etables when you get home, there is simply no need to During the first two Quarters of 2013 (January - June put them in individual plastic bags at the store. 2013) our Ocean Stewards donated 208 hours to remove week to intercept litter before2 it makes its way into the 451.85 lbs of litter and debris from the streets of Down- Pacific Ocean reduces marine life risk in the National 6. Avoid using straws or plastic lids on your take-out town Monterey, Cannery Row, Ocean View Blvd Pacific Marine Sanctuaries.We meet at 11:00am each Sunday at beverages when you don’t need to. Most of the time Grove, Hidden Beach in Aptos, and a watershed area in Randy’s Fishing and Whale Watch on Old Fisherman’s you don’t really need a lid or a straw, especially when Middleton, CA. Here is a partial inventory of the single Wharf - Monterey. You provide the passion for marine you’re staying in the restaurant to eat. use items our Ocean Stewards have prevented from en- life safety and we will provide: 7. Use bar soap rather than liquid soaps or sanitizers that litter grabbers & buckets tering the The Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, The Gulf come in plastic bottles. rubber gloves of the Farallones, and Cordell Bank National Marine 8. One of the easiest ways to reduce your plastic footsafety vests Sancturaries off the coast of California. print, bars of soap are often less expensive, last longer, a community of like minded solutions thinkers 4,761 plastic items: bags, utensils, straws, packand work just as well for washing your hands and body. age straps, bottles, bottle caps, food sample cups, cups, July 2013 Take It To The Streets™ Targeted Clean 9. Don’t use plastic utensils. Tell the take-out restaurant coffee cup lids Up Zones “no thanks” and bring along your own utensils if need 311 pieces of foamed plastic Sunday 14 July: Cannery Row - Monterey be. If you need to use or buy disposable utensils, look 887 glass items Sunday 21 July: Cannery Row - Monterey for biodegradable alternatives made out of potato or 3,284 paper items Sunday 28 July: Downtown Monterey corn starch. 513 metal items 10. Choose products made from natural fibers and recy36 medical & hygiene items You can be a part of the solution to reduce litter in clable materials, and avoid products with excessive 125 household items the National Marine Sanctuaries right away...put into plastic packaging. Don’t be afraid to tell your retailer 24,923 cigarette butts about your preferences or to include packaging info Our California coastline offers some of the most practice these 10 alternatives to plastic with friends and family beginning with your next gathering. in product reviews you share. pristine landscapes in the world. However, just take notice of the landscape and note how much litter you 1. Carry re-usable cloth bags whenever you go shopping. A growing trend for grocery shopping, bring your own If you see plastic litter anywhere, please pick it up! see just waiting for the wind to carry it into the ocean. re-usable bags along on all of your shopping trips and No matter where you live, discarded plastic is harmful Gone from view, it now results in an ocean quality and cut down on your use of plastic bags even more. to animals, and also releases harmful toxins that pollute marine life risk. Thanks to NOAA’s Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) technology we have an ability to see how 2. Avoid buying bottled water. Carry a reusable water waterways when it starts to break down.
Volunteers remove 1,497 pounds of beach pollution
Save Our Shores and 269 Star Spangled Beach Cleanup volunteers prevented 1,497 pounds of trash and debris from polluting beaches at 11 sites at the the annual July 5 Star Spangled Beach Cleanup. The cleanup is the second largest community cleanup of the year on the Central Coast. Santa Cruz cleanups took place at Cowell/Main, Seabright, Twin Lakes, Moran Lake, Capitola, Panther, It’s Beach, Davenport Main and Seacliff/Rio Del Mar Beaches. Monterey County cleanups took place at Del Monte Beach at Wharf #2 and Carmel Beach. In past years, SOS has noticed trash cans overflowing at the beach on July 5 so it was decided to fund the rental of four large dumpsters for Twin Lakes, Davenport, Cowell/Main and Seabright beaches. The trash at these beaches was severely decreased because of these dumpsters and State Parks staff mentioned that they made a huge difference for their cleanup efforts since the trash cans were not overflowing as much as in past years. The top three dirtiest beaches, in order, determined by total poundage removed, were: Cowell/Main Beach with 332 pounds, Seabright Beach 213 pounds and Moran Lake Beach with 167 pounds. “We appreciate the community working with us to keep our beaches clean this July Fourth, and we hope that can continue throughout the busy summer season. We were happy to see that the beaches were much cleaner this year; it was a great effort by all,” said Laura Kasa, executive director of SOS. Declaring their independence from plastic pollution, the July Fourth Pollution Prevention Team consisted of 26 volunteers who handed out 2,255 trash and recycling bags at seven high-traffic beaches in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. The team spoke to 4,517 beach goers about plastic pollution. This effort has proved critical in stemming the tide of trash on the beaches.
Nearly 1,500 pounds of trash was picked up from Santa Cruz Ciunty and Monterey County beaches over the July 4th holiday. Above, a sampling from Seabright Beach. Photo provided by Save Our Shores.
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Real estate Bulletin 574 Lighthouse Ave. • Pacific Grove • (831) 372-7700 • www.BrattyandBluhm.com
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Bill Bluhm, Broker (831) 372-7700 Featured rentalS Houses / Duplexes 2/2.5 Condo w/ ocean views 1/1 Cottage close to town and beach
Monthly Monterey $2,000 PG $1,500
2893 17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach This 50’s mid-century modern 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with 1/1 guest unit features an Inglenook fireplace in a spacious great room with ceiling to floor windows that showcase the captivating views of the Pacific Ocean across Spanish Bay Golf Course.
Have your property professionally managed by
Bratty & Bluhm
Offered at $1,299,900
Deane Ramoni (831) 917-6080
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47-49 Logan Street
3051 Larkin Rd.
216 9th Street
Pacific Grove Great walk to town, beaches, Cannery Row and recreation trail location. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home features peeks of the bay from the front porch and upstairs bedrooms, eat in kitchen, sunny upstairs office area, new roof, 2 car garage and a low maintenance, fenced yard.
Monterey Great opportunity! Two 2 bedroom, 1 bath homes on large lot with inside laundry and garage. Live in one, rent the other or rent both! Great location by the high school. Close to public library, downtown Monterey, recreation trail and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Pebble Beach Great chance to own a beautifully updated one level turnkey jewel. Spacious, light filled rooms with wood, tile and marble floors. Master suite oasis with dream closet and elegant bath. Sunset views from living room and front patio.
Offered at $629,000
Shawn Quinn (831) 236-4318
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Joe Smith (831) 238-1984
236 Walcott Way
Pacific Grove Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing setting when you move into this well maintained, charming, light and bright two bedroom, one bath home. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood this dream location makes it easy to walk to town, Lover’s Point and beaches. Marilyn Vassallo
Offered at $625,000
Offered at $800,000
242 Lobos Avenue
Pacific Grove This charming, historic 4-plex is located on an oversized, street to street lot only two blocks to downtown and has unlimited potential for those with imagination. Convert units A & B into a beautiful owner’s unit and rent out the other two!
Al Borges (831) 236-4935
Offered at $750,000
Pacific Grove This 1885 Victorian cottage has been incredibly restored from top to bottom. Located in the heart of town, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home oozes charm and comes with a fireplace, lots of builtins and a wrap-around porch to relax on while you watch the world go by. Helen
open houSe liSting - July 13th - 15th
Bill Bluhm (831) 277-2782
1246 Prescott Avenue
120 Caledonia Avenue
Offered at $725,000
Pacific Grove Spacious 4 or 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home 2 minutes from Pebble Beach Gate. Great floor plan, wood floors down, carpeting up, jetted tub, major closet space and lovely grounds with mature trees and tiered gardens.
Prunedale Two bedroom, 1 bath ranch-style country cutie nestled on an oak studded 1/2 acre lot. Great floor plan, large, eat-in kitchen, gorgeous, wood floors, attached two car garage and serene mountain views. Easy access to shopping and Highway 101.
T.J. Bristol (831) 521-3131
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1115 David Avenue
18 Vista Drive
Arleen Hardenstein (831) 915-8989
Monterey Perfect cottage on the hill with peeks of the bay. Two cozy bedrooms, one bath with oversized tile shower, wood fireplace in living room, updated kitchen/granite counters and tile backsplash, fenced yard with abundant perennials.
Bluhm (831) 277-2783
Monterey $419,000 2BR/1BA Open Mon 2-5 1246 Prescott Ave. X Cypress St. Ricardo Azucena 831-917-1849
Pacific Grove $639,000 3BR/1BA Open Sun 2-4 216 9th St. X Lighthouse Ave. Piper Loomis 831-402-2884
Pebble Beach $1,299,900 3BR/2BA Open Sat 1-3 2893 17 Mile Dr. X Elk Run Deane Ramoni 831-917-6080
Pacific Grove $639,000 3BR/1BA Open Sat 11-4 216 9th St. X Lighthouse Ave. Shawn Quinn 831-236-4318
Pacific Grove $639,000 3BR/1BA Open Sat 11-1 216 9th St. X Lighthouse Ave. Angela Alaimo 831-383-0630
Pebble Beach $1,299,900 3BR/2BA Open Sun 1-3 2893 17 Mile Dr. X Elk Run Ellen Gannon 831-333-6244
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Offered at $419,000
Ricardo Azucena (831) 917-1849
Market SnapShot (as of July 9, 2013) Pacific Grove Single Family
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