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Kiosk SEAL PUP COUNT 7 as of 4/3/14 •

Fri. April 4

No Dance Jam (Good Old Days)

• Sat. April 5

First Saturday Book Sale Pacific Grove Public Library

• Sat. & Sun. April 5 & 6 Good Old Days Downtown Pacific Grove •

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PG Rotary Speaker: Nancy Kotowski Lodge at Pebble Beach Noon • $$ 649-0657 •

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Victim of a Suspicious Fire - Page 17

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Dance Jam with DJ Theo 8-10:00 p.m. Chautauqua Hall 16th & Central, Pacific Grove $10, Teens $5 Pass $80 for 10 dances First dance free Info 710-0371 or 333-6058 •

Sat. April 12

Howrd Burnham as Edward John Trelawny, “The Poet Murderer” Little House in Jewel Park 5:30 PM $10 •

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Animator at CSUMB 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM Mature Content at CSUMB (No cost) 1 PM All Ages at MY Museum (Admission charged) •

Sat. April 12

Guitars Not Guns Marina Library 10-4 PM Free •

Thurs. April 17

Meet the Author Brad Herzog Pacific Grove Library 7:30-9:00 Donation: $10 •

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Democratic Women Luncheon Speaker on “The Population Factor and World Stress” Hilton Garden Inn RSVP dw-mc.org $30 •

Inside Good Old Days Pull-Out Section..... 11 100 Years Ago in Pacific Grove........... 6 Animal Tales & Other Random Thoughts............... 24 Cop Log.............................................. 5 Finance............................................ 21 Green Page....................................... 26 Health.............................................. 23 Legal Notices.................................... 22 Marriage Can Be Funny.................... 22 Opinion............................................ 19 Otter Views....................................... 19 Poetry............................................... 21 Real Estate News from MCAR............. 4 Sports............................................... 14

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April 4-10, 2014

Your Community NEWSpaper

City Council Likely to Support Prop 13 Reform Efforts

Vol. VI, Issue 30

2014 Royal Court Reigns

By Marge Ann Jameson Under California's famed 1978 Prop 13, property taxes were rolled back to 1975 values, and annual increases were restricted to an inflation factor, not to exceed 2 percent per year. Since 1978, for those residential and commercial properties not being reassessed at the time of resale or for other reasons, “the revenues generated are falling behind the cost of the services the City provides. This was documented in the Fiscal Health Evaluation Report generated recently for the City by Magis Advisors...In constant dollars, property taxes have declined from $3.5 to $3.3 million in the last three years alone,” City Manager Tom Frutchey noted in an agenda report on the April 4 City Council Agenda. In that item, he requested that the Council give staff direction to word a resolution of support for efforts being made across the state to close the gaps among taxation valuations. A group in San Francisco, for example, is seeking such resolutions of support from cities and school districts throughout California for an effort called “Closing the Loophole” in the split roll tax. “Approximately 60 cities and school districts across the state have already signed onto the proposed measure,” Frutchey said. “The people ... need a reasoned dialogue,” he added, pointing out that “misleading statements” against the effort are already being made. Proposition 13 has increased the inequities in the State’s overall property tax structure. Two inequities are primary: One is the disparity between residential and commercial properties: Commercial properties have remained in the same hands longer, and thus account for only 28 percent of California's property tax revenue in recent years, while they accounted for 40 percent of local property tax revenue at the time Prop 13 was passed. Home and apartment owners now pay 72 percent of total property taxes. Another inequity is between similar homes that receive similar City services but that have had qualifying events (such as a See PROP 13 Page 82

The 2014 Royal Court of the Feast of Lanterns was presented at Canterbury Woods on March 27. The are, from left to right (back row), Olivia Caine (Princess Pearl), Caroline Gruber (Princess Turquoise), Ashley Lyon (Princess Garnet), (front row) Kimberly Huynh (Princess Ruby), Minhee Cho (Queen Topaz), Catherine Gruber (Princess Amethyst). They will be in the Good Old Days Parade, along with the 2013 Royal Court. Photo by Marabee Boone.

Lattitudes Site Sold By Marge Ann Jameson

The Lattitudes site has been sold. A buyer from out of the country, Ostrich Inc., has purchased the Lattitudes building and land from the Elves family, who have owned it for

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sale or issuance of a building permit) in differing years. Two homes of equal value, occupied by families utilizing the same City services, can have “markedly different” assessed values and property taxes. In Pacific Grove, property taxes account for 25 percent of City General Fund revenues, along with sales tax and transient occupancy tax. These pay for City services, such as police, fire, street maintenance and the Library – costs of which are outpacing property tax income increases. Only the voters can change Proposition 13. “It may be time in Pacific Grove to start considering measures that can address these inequities,” said Frutchey. “The failings associated with the current property tax system fall on each of the other local entities that are funded through property taxes, primarily the Pacific Grove Unified School System.” The Pacific Grove Unified School District is a basic aid district, one of some 22 in the state dependent primarily on property tax income. It has the advantage of including portions of Pebble Beach in the mix. Other school districts in the state rely on property tax income as well as state funds – when one goes up, the other goes down and the income remains static. Rick Miller, Assistant Superintendent of the Pacific Grove School District, says that someone from one of the groups has contacted him in recent months, but did not follow up with answers to his questions. He asks, for example, whether costs of services will increase if commercial property owners wind up paying a more modern property tax rate. He expressed an interest in looking at the proposal.

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more than 40 years. According to the seller’s agent, J.J. Taughinbaugh (along with Anh Stovall), the buyer paid $2.5 million cash for the prime property and intends to operate it as an Asian restaurant, likely serving sushi. The nearly 6,700 square foot building has been vacant for more than four years after Lattitudes closed in 2010. Before Lattitudes, the building house The Tinnery. At one time, “It was the Lovers Point drive-in and had the best onion rings in the world,” according to a local. The Elves family entertained many interested parties, both local and from across the United States, but they were looking for a quick closing and that’s what the successful buyer offered. Taghinbaugh, who represents Marcus and Millichap of Palo Alto, said that the liquor license was not part of the package, but that the new buyer will likely apply for one right away, while working on repairs and improvements he wants to make to the property. The Elves family also owns Lovers Point Inn and a popular candy store on the Monterey Wharf.

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Marine Life Studies Wins Toyota

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Victory Toyota of Seaside presented local non-profit organization Marine Life Studies of Moss Landing with a new 2014 Toyota Sienna as part of Toyota’s 2013 100 Cars for Good program. The keys were handed over to the organization’s leaders, including Peggy Stap, above, during a short ceremony at the dealership. “Marine Life Studies selected the Sienna, a versatile 8-passenger minivan, so we can visit local communities to provide free educational programs to children and adults, including local schools and the Boys & Girls clubs in Salinas and Seaside,” said Elena Kearny of Marine Life Studies. They also plan to use the vehicle to transport equipment and staff to the Moss Landing Harbor to facilitate marine research and the collection marine debris and water samples for the California Health Department. The vehicle will allow Marine Life Studies to further their involvement with the California Whale Entanglement Team (W.E.T.) by allowing them to respond to whales entangled in fishing gear and marine debris. The Toyota van will replace an aging 1980s pickup truck. Toyota's 100 Cars for Good is a national philanthropy program in which the automaker gave away 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 50 days in 2013. Winners were selected each day through public voting on Facebook. 100 Cars for Good is the first initiative that directly engages the public to determine how Toyota’s philanthropic donations are awarded. Complete information is available at www.100carsforgood.com.

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California Announces Statewide Crackdown on Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – “It’s Not Worth It!” In an effort to save lives and eliminate dangerous behind-the-wheel distractions like talking, texting, or browsing on a cell phone, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), and more than 200 law enforcement agencies across the state today announced high visibility enforcement operations during April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. “Catastrophic crashes can happen in a split second,” said Brian Kelly, Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency. “No text or phone call is worth that risk.” Four dates, April 3, 8, 17, and 22, have been earmarked for special statewide enforcement for all the allied law enforcement agencies. Individual agencies will be looking for mobile device offenders in their areas on additional days throughout the month. The increased enforcement aims to persuade drivers to recognize the dangers of distracted driving and reduce the number of people impacted by this perilous behavior. The “It’s Not Worth It!” theme emphasizes that a phone call or text isn’t worth a hefty fine or a collision. “Distracted driving has become a dangerous epidemic nationwide and we want to do everything we can to stop it here and now,” said OTS Acting Director Russia Chavis.  “Law enforcement agencies will be out in full force to help remind drivers to put down their cell phones and maintain their focus on the roads. By working together, we can eliminate crashes and the senseless loss of lives of that can result from distracted driving.” In recent years, hundreds have been killed and thousands seriously injured in California as a result of collisions that involved at least one driver who was distracted.  Nationally, an estimated 3,328 people died and 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2012.  Any activity that diverts the driver’s attention away from the primary task of driving is distracting, but the recent dramatic rise in cell phone use has greatly increased the number of collisions. “Any non-driving activity a driver engages in behind the wheel is a potential distraction and increases their risk of being involved in a collision,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.  “Through education and enforcement, law enforcement is working to change this dangerous and potentially life-threatening behavior.” According to research, sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. Even a three second glance at freeway speeds means a driver has traveled the distance of a football field. In 2013, the California Department of Motor Vehicles reported over 426,000 handheld cell phone and texting convictions, with more than 57,000 tickets issued in April alone.  The CHP and statewide law enforcement agencies are committed to ensuring our streets are safe by ticketing anyone found driving while distracted. The ticket cost for a first time texting or hand-held cell phone violation is about $162, with subsequent tickets costing about $282. To avoid falling victim to distracted driving behaviors, OTS and the CHP are providing drivers with the following tips that can be implemented by any motorist:   ·   Turn off your phone or put it on silent mode, then put it out of reach while driving ·    Record an outgoing message on your phone that tells callers you’re driving and will get back to them when you’re off the road ·    Adjust controls and set your song playlist before you set out on the road ·    If it’s urgent, pull over in a safe place to place a call ·    Focus on driving, and avoid eating, drinking, reading, grooming, smoking, and any other activity that takes your mind and eyes off the road. The California Office of Traffic Safety, California Highway Patrol, Caltrans and Department of Motor Vehicles  remind you to drive safely not only during April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, but every day throughout the year.  Get more distracted driving information at www.distraction.gov, www.ots.ca.gov, www.chp.ca.gov and teen information at www.impactteendrivers.org.         

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Tuppence a bag Citizen complained about seeds and peanuts on the ground in the street near her home. She believes that her neighbor has been feeding the birds and was told to call the police to report each time she noticed the seeds. Suspicious person A report came in that a suspicious man was going door to door reportedly raising money for college expenses. He offered to watch the dogs of one resident and asked a lot of questions concerning them. The resident was concerned that he was casing her place. Cell phone found A phone was found on the beach and turned into police for safe keeping. Text threats Citizen reported a series of threats via text messages from somebody she knew. The threats expressed the looming bodily harm that was on its way. D-U-Why? Driver was contacted during a traffic stop and was determined to be intoxicated. He was escorted to the police station to be arrested, booked, and released. iPod seeking company An iPod was found on Ocean View Boulevard. It is currently keeping the lost cell phone company at the police station. Crabby drivers Police arrived at a home to find three large, live Dungeness crabs on the windshields of three cars. It is expected to be a prank as the crabs cannot drive due to their short arms. Little blue wheelchair guy missing A citizen has reported that their handicapped parking placard has gone missing at Lighthouse Ave. Suspicious person at Crocker Avenue A citizen reported that there was a knock on her door around midnight. She refused to answer the door and the knocker asked her if she ordered a pizza. When she looked outside she saw a man sitting in his car with a full beard and a baseball cap. No, you didn’t win. A text message was received stating that a sweepstakes prize had been won. Likely a scam, it was reported and logged . Burglary on Grand Avenue? Police were called to a burglary in progress. When they arrived it was determined that a landlord and a tenant were involved in a dispute. The landlord was admonished and the tenant was advised of legal options. Where’s the fire? A juvenile exited the MST bus and ran into Lighthouse Ave. without checking traffic. He ran full on into the side of a slow moving truck. He was knocked silly for a moment but fine afterwards. Found purse A purse was found on Forest Ave and taken into safe keeping by police. It has joined with the phone and iPod to have an impromptu party. Doggie surprises abound Dogs were let off leash on both Funston and Fountain Ave’s. Little doggie bombs were left on neighbors yards. Both owners were reminded that dogs must be leashed and any little doggie grossness must be picked up immediately. Parking and sleeping A blue truck was parked on Asilomar Ave for several weeks. The driver was informed that it is against the law to sleep in vehicles. He informed police that he does not always sleep in the vehicle and that a new replacement engine was on the way to be installed into the truck. Getting the bird Two roommates were involved in a fight over a bird that makes too much noise. One of the roommates and his girlfriend were transported to the hospital as a result of injuries. Bird says he never laid a feather on either of them.

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The members of the Pacific Grove Police department continue to remind the public to “take a little TLC.” Three simple steps can make the difference between enjoying a happy day on the town or the unhappy experience of becoming a victim of theft. • Take your valuables with you. Remove valuables from your vehicle and secure packages being left at your home. A “signature proof of delivery” option will help. • Lock your vehicle doors and your home, even if it’s a short errand. Thieves go through neighborhoods looking for unsecured doors. • Close vehicle and home windows. It only takes a few seconds. But it only takes a few seconds for a thief to reach into an open window and snatch something.


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Jon Guthrie’s High Hats & Parasols

100 Years Ago in Pacific Grove Main line History repeats, wedding bells heard

Master William Nichols, who is stationed with the military at the Presidio, and Miss Ivera Smith exchanged wedding vows here. By choice and not by coincidence, this was the same space in which Ivera’s mother took her vows upwards of twenty years ago. That marriage has certainly endured pleasantly enough, and Miss Smith thought this might be a good omen for her nuptials. The happy couple entered the room to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march. Smith, wearing a striking, white silk dress, and Nichols, attired in formal military duds, took their places beneath a polished carriage bell, and then gave their promises to each other. The ceremony was guided by the pastor of the Methodist church, After the rituals, the party departed for the home of Mrs. Smith at 228 18th, grandmother of the bride, where a scrumptious meal, prepared by the elder Mrs. Smith, awaited. Mr. and Mrs. Nichols then departed under showers of rice to enjoy a weeklong honeymoon which began with a tour around the Grove and Monterey in a gleaming Buick auto mobile. Hoards of cheering soldiers lining both sides of the roadway greeted the newlyweds at the Presidio.

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Rotary to Hear County Schools Chief

The Pacific Grove Rotary Club, which meets at noon on Tuesdays in Pebble Beach,will have as the speaker on April 8, Nancy Kotowski, Superintendent of Schools, Monterey County. The meeting on April 8 will be in the library at the Lodge at Pebble Beach and reservations may be made by calling Jane Roland at 649-0657.

Get Squishy with Clay!

Ceramic art classes will be starting up next week at the Hilltop Ceramic Studio in Monterey for youth and adults. The exciting news is that more potters wheels have been delivered! Explore the wonderful world of clay with instructor and professional ceramic artist, Dana Goforth. Learn handbuilding techniques or work on the wheel. Discover unique decoration and glazing methods. Emphasis is on developing your personal sense of form using fundamental skills. This is great fun for creative minds with or without clay experience. Beginning Monday, April 7, classes are twice a week for six weeks. Sign up online at the http://www.monterey.org/Departments/MontereyRecreation.aspx or on the first day of class.

This week, the Pacific Grove feed and grain store finds itself under new management. After months of negotiating, W. J. Gould, who happens to be a Grove trustee, purchased the business from T. A. Work. Gould promised a continuing of excellence in service and products. One change is likely. Considering Gould’s attitude toward auto mobiles, deliveries are likely to be made from some sort of auto truck rather than mule and wagon. Work said that business was fine, but his age was forcing him to cut back a little. Come by for a visit. Gould will see that you are gifted with a pound bag of birdseed…yes, entirely free.

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If you are looking for special merchandise, wish to buy a home, or want to invest in special property, you are well advised to scan the Review’s want ads. Some rare, unique, and outstanding opportunities are therein waiting to be discovered.

Heavy rain

With this year’s wet season being very wet, it should come as no surprise to learn that this past weekend’s dinner, sponsored by the Women’s temperance league, was washed out. The ladies’ claim to desire to do nothing in halves. Therefore the dinner and accompanying skits will be held next weekend, weather permitting.

Conference to commence

The annual California Conference of the Methodist church will convene next week in Pacific Grove at the church building. This will be the 61st year for the conference to assemble. For the past 19 years, the conference has opened in the Grove. There are 133 branches, including Pacific Grove, set to dispatch 296 pastors to the confab. Training composes a big part of activities. Learning how to work more closely with parishioners will be stressed.

Preliminary hearing postponed

Ace C. Craven, of Berkeley, appeared Thursday afternoon in Justice of the Peace Wallace’s court to respond to charges brought by W. J. Newlove of Pacific Grove. The testimony of one witness had been heard, but the defendant had not yet taken the stand when Wallace pronounced the affair postponed until next Monday.

Vessels coming to port

The Associated Oil Company’s tug boat, Navigator, and its tow barge, Montero, had journeyed to Coalinga to take on shiploads of oil. The vessels then left for the Port of Monterey where they will tie up to be emptied and to take on new crew and provisions.

Polo on tap

Four matches of polo will be played on the polo field at Del Monte this weekend. The match pitting Monterey against Pacific Grove is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday. Monterey stands out as a slight favorite.

Special events tonight

* There will be a performance of the high school drama, “The Death of Life” presented at the Civic Club hall. Curtain is at 7:30. * Belshazzar’s Feast will be served at the Methodist church at 6. Fifty cents per person. * Moving pictures will be screened at the Colonial theater. Opening show at 7. 20¢ per adult. 15¢per senior or child with adult.

Side tracks … tidbits from here and there

• Mr. T. J. Anderson, from Austin, Texas, arrived at the Pacific Grove hotel on a brief business trip. • Friends of A. M. Fitzsimmons, who wish to vote for him in the upcoming “special” election, are advised they can simply write in Fitzsimons’s name on the ballot. Those who cannot write have ample time to learn the making of the name. 1 • Miss Helen Daphne, of San Jose, is in town for a visit with her secret beau. • Abalone fritters and other delicacies made from Point Lobos deep sea abalone are great nerve vitalizers. • Next Wednesday evening has been set aside for a band concert by the sea performed from the band stand on Lighthouse by the Peninsula band. Plan to bring a picnic basket for a 5:30 start. • Buses and auto mobiles will transport an assemblage to the Pacific Grove hotel on Saturday to meet as the United Auto Drivers of the Peninsula. A contribution of 50¢ is requested. • Come spend an afternoon enjoying nature’s treats at the Downtown Farm-to-Market, Pacific Grove.

And the cost is …

• Good Valley farmland, unimproved. Offered by the Kuhn Irrigated Land Company on easy terms. $5 an acre. Only 10% down. Contact us at 412 Market, San Francisco. 2 • Get in the Coffee Club habit! Try our homemade pie with coffee, just 25¢. • Rent a safety deposit box from the bank of E. Cooke Smith. Just $2.50 by the year. • Subscribe to McCall’s magazine. $2.50 per year through the Review. • Kodak Finishing. Mail to Web’s in San Jose. 35¢ for a roll of 8 pictures, replacement film included.

St. Anselm’s Anglican Church Meets at 375 Lighthouse Ave. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Fr. Michael Bowhay 831-920-1620 Forest Hill United Methodist Church 551 Gibson Ave., Services 9 AM Sundays Rev. Richard Bowman, 831-372-7956 Pacific Coast Church 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942 Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431 First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12 tsp.h Street, 831-373-4441 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-394-5712 St. Angela Merici Catholic Church

146 8th Street, 831-655-4160

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

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


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Arts & Events

Up and Coming Eat Pizza and Help Monterey Library

Dine at Pizza My Heart at 660 Del Monte Shopping Center on Thurs., April 17, between 4 - 9 p.m., and help raise funds for the Monterey Public Library. You may dine in, take out, or call (831) 656-9400 and have your meal delivered. All you have to do is mention that you are supporting the Monterey Public Library and 30 percent of your purchase will be donated to the Library.

Monterey Bay Officers’ Spouses Club Plans Spring Craft Sale

The Monterey Bay Officers’ Spouses Club will host its Spring Craft Sale Saturday, April 12, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m at the Las Mesa Elementary School. Admission is free and door prizes will go out to participating attendees. There are currently booths available for any interested vendors. Please contact our Craft Fair committee at craftfair@montereybayosc.com for booth rental and more information. Shop for original, hand-crafted items from local artisans and select goods from home based-business owners. This is the perfect opportunity to find Easter, Mother’s Day, and graduation gifts. Proceeds from this event will go to the MBOSC Scholarship Fund and the La Mesa Elementary PTA.

Upcoming Library Programs Wed., April 9 at 11:00 am Stories, songs and music with Mary Lee at the Pacific Grove Public Library, ages 2-5, 550 Central Avenue. For more information call 648-5760 Wed., April 9 at 3:45 pm Wacky Wednesday after-school program presents “Flower Power”: spring stories, science, and crafts for grades K-2. Pacific Grove Public Library. For more information call 648-5760. Thurs., April 10 at 11:00 am Stories for Babies and Toddlers at the Pacific Grove Library, ages birth-2. For more information call 648-5760.

Wed., April 16 at 11:00 am Spring stories and Easter Egg Hunt at the Pacific Grove Public Library, ages 2-5. For more information call 6485760. Wed., April 16 at 3:45 pm Wacky Wednesday after-school program presents “The Habits of Rabbits”: Easter stories, science, and crafts for grades K-2. Pacific Grove Public Library. For more information call 648-5760. Thurs., April 17 at 11:00 am Easter stories for Babies and Toddlers at the Pacific Grove Library, ages birth-2. For more information call 648-5760.

Guitars Not Guns Student Recital and Instructor Concert The Friends of the Marina Library will host a concert by the Monterey County Chapter of Guitars Not Guns on Sat., April 12, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Marina Library Community Room, 190 Seaside Circle, Marina. Since 2009, the Monterey County chapter of Guitars Not Guns has taught more than 445 young people to play guitar. Students are between the ages of 8 and 18 and are from throughout Monterey County. Classes are free. The organization provides guitars for students to use during the eightweek class session. Those students who complete the series of weekly lessons are able to keep their instruments. Guitars Not Guns classes in Marina take place weekly at the Marina Teen Center. Students are welcome to sign up for the class multiple times to gain expertise and to enjoy the pleasure of making music in a group. The April 12 concert at the Marina Library will be a recital for guitar students

from Marina, Seaside, Gonzales and King City. Instructors also will perform. The program will be two 45-minute sets with a break in the middle for provided refreshments. Open seating. The event is free, but donations are accepted. The Friends of the Marina Library monthly used book sale also will take place on Sat. April 12 in the library lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured books include fiction, mysteries, children’s literature, teen and young adult books, cookbooks, spiritual/new age, handyman, paperbacks, and many surprises. The Friends of the Marina Library is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, funding, and volunteer resources to support the Marina Library in order to meet the needs of our community. If you would like to learn more about The Friends of the Marina Library, please visit our website at: http://www.FriendsoftheMarinaLibrary.org.

Animator will Draw A Crowd Animator/puppet-maker presents workshop, film showing at CSUMB

Sam Koji Hale, an animator and puppet maker, will visit CSU Monterey Bay on April 10 for a pair of events open to the public. Hale has more than a decade of experience making animated films, which combine computer effects with puppetry, and has won numerous awards for his work. Perhaps his best-known work, “Yamasong,” has been honored at the Atlanta Film Festival, the Graphation Film Festival in Los Angeles and the World Music and Independent Film Festival. His other credits include art director for the Cartoon Network sow “Annoying Orange,” lead artist for Disney Jr.’s “Bite-Sized Adventures of Sam Sandwich,” and associate producer for Disney’s pilot, “Team Smithereen.” On April 10: • From 3-5 p.m., Mr. Hale will present a workshop on stop-motion puppet making. He will discuss his fabrication and construction process and show how he made “Yamasong” and his current work-in-progress, “Monster of the Sky.” • From 7-9 p.m., Mr. Hale will present the latest collection of Handmade Puppet Dreams, a film series created by Heather Henson, daughter of the late Jim Henson.  Handmade Puppet Dreams is a touring festival of films, created by independent artists. The films focus primarily on marionettes, finger puppets and paper cutouts, and showcase a new generation of puppeteers who embrace film as a medium of artistic expression. Mr. Hale works as a producer for Handmade Puppet Dreams. Both events will be held in the Cinematic Arts Building on Sixth Avenue and A Street. Driving directions and a campus map are available at csumb.edu/maps. While the events are free, visitors must purchase a parking permit from a machine on the lot. Some of the films contain mature content and are not suitable for children younger than 14. On April 12, the university and MY Museum will partner to offer a program for the whole family. At 1 p.m., puppet films will be screened, followed by puppet-making activities with Mr. Hale. Museum admission must be paid. MY Museum is located at 425 Washington St., Monterey. CSUMB is developing an animation curriculum within its Cinematic Arts and Technology Department. This is the program’s first public event.


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Letters to the Editor

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

Cedar Street Times welcomes your letters on subjects of interest to the citizens of Pacific Grove as well as our readers elsewhere. We prefer that letters be on local topics. At present we have not set limits on length though we do reserve the right to edit letters for space constraints, so please be concise. We will contact you to verify authenticity so your email address and/or telephone number must be included as well as your name and city of residence. We will not publish unsigned letters or letters which defame or slander or libel. Cedar Street Times is an adjudicated newspaper published weekly at 306 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Press deadline is Wednesday, noon. The paper is printed on Friday and is available at 150 locations throughout the city and on the Peninsula as well as by e-mail subscription and with monthly home delivery to occupied homes in Pacific Grove. Marge Ann Jameson, Editor/Publisher Phone 831-324-4742 • Fax 831-324-4745 • editor@cedarstreettimes.com

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GOOD OLD DAYS! I teach a lot of beginners. Those are often my favorite lessons because I as a PGA professional am helping a person get into this wonderful game of golf so they can enjoy it for a life time. Beginners need confidence quickly so I always recommend a beginner use a tee to tee the ball up in the fairway when they play for at least 10 rounds of golf. I know the rules say you can’t, but beginners are not turning in their score cards at this level.

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Open house will feature paintings by father of local artist

Local artist Peter Silzer will hold an open house at Studio Silzer on Fri., April 4 from 6-9 p.m. featuring the paintings of Richard F. Silzer. Studio Silzer is located at 170B Grand Ave. in Pacific Grove. Richard Silzer was born in Chicago in 1917. During World War II, he served as co-pilot of a B-24 for the Naval Air Corps in the Pacific Theater, for which he earned a Silver Star, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war, Richard supported his family through a range of blue collar jobs on the south side of Chicago. He started painting in his 40’s after attending group lessons at a local park. Painting in oils and acrylics, his subject matter included landscapes, abstracts, and many floral motifs. His son Peter has continued the artistic tradition through photography and painting and has exhibited his father’s art in Studio Silzer for many years. Richard died in April 2003 at his home in Cloverdale, CA at the age of 85.

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Sites Months Boreholes Step closer to completing the WATER SUPPLY PROJECT

Cal Am 3/4

Drilling borehole samples along the Monterey coast. The samples will yield critical data needed for environmental impact and technical review.

Autumn Tree by R. Silzer

Progress Toward a Water Supply Solution These Numbers Aren’t Boring Over five months, California American Water drilled ten boreholes in three areas along the Monterey coast to explore future sites for a desalination facility – just one part of a three-pronged solution to the Monterey Peninsula’s water supply shortage. The two other components include aquifer storage recovery and recycled water.

Borehole Results Sailboat by R. Silzer

Make Way for Otters As Salmon Season Opens

Anglers will be in a hurry to head out into Monterey Bay early on Saturday, April 5, when the 2014 recreational salmon season opens. But with large numbers of sea otters living in the Moss Landing area, wildlife experts are concerned about accidental deaths of otters struck by boats speeding out to sea. The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Moss Landing Harbor District, Friends of the Sea Otter and other local organizations ask recreational anglers and boaters to safeguard sea otters and other marine mammals and birds by slowing down in and around Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing Harbor. The slough is a designated no-wake zone, with a posted speed limit of 4 knots, or about 5 miles per hour. Linda G. McIntyre, general manager/harbormaster of the Moss Landing Harbor District, said she and her staff will be out on opening day to ensure compliance. As in past years, volunteers with the aquarium, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and other organizations will work together that weekend to talk to anglers before they launch and caution boaters to slow down.

The Monterey County Farm Bureau and the Salinas Valley Water Coalition welcome the results. The borehole study will address whether the Water Supply Project can proceed without impacting the deeper aquifers – vital to the preservation of the

Salinas River Groundwater Basin and the Salinas Valley agricultural community.

Closer to a Solution The next step is to install a test slant well under the ocean floor to assure suitable water flow and quality for a fully operational desalination plant. A water supply solution is in sight. Durante cinco meses la compañía Californa American Water se dedicó a explorar tres áreas a lo largo de la costa de Monterey buscando un lugar apropiado para una planta de desalinización. Tenemos a la vista una solución para el suministro de agua. Para más información, visite www.watersupplyproject.org.

Together, we are making progress on solving Monterey’s water supply problem. Thank you for doing your part to help. Follow the Water Supply Project’s progress and sign up for email updates at www.watersupplyproject.org.

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‘Poet Murderer’ Edward John Trelawny presented by Howard Burnham

Meet the man accused of the demise of both Shelley and Byron. In mid-Victorian England, the aged raffish adventurer Trelawny looks back at his not-wholly- creditable but decidedly exciting life, with its fatal friendship with Shelley and Byron. The characterization will be held at The Little House in Jewell Park, Pacific Grove (Central and Grand) on Sat., April 12, at 5:30. Admission is $10 at the door.

Iration Rocks The Catalyst by Sabrina Barrymore

On March 21, Iration – a Reggae group – performed at the Catalyst Club in downtown Santa Cruz. Natural Incense and Micah Brown, a folk style band from Lancaster, California opened the show. The second set was played by Natural Incense with their amazing reggae rock style. Iration closed out the show around midnight performing many of their classics, as well as new songs from their 2013 released album, “Automatic.” The band is originally from Hawaii but formed in Santa Barbara California. My favorites of their new songs they performed were “Burn,” “One Way Track,” “This Old Song,” and “Back Around.” The positive vibes of the music and the mellow ambiance of the crowd made for a great concert and good evening at the Catalyst. You can see the live acoustic version of “One Way Track” on thepier.org.

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Taft & Teak 581 Lighthouse Ave. Bana 510 Lighthouse Ave. Glenn Gobel Custom Frames 562 Lighthouse Ave. Strouse & Strouse Studio Gallery 178 Grand Ave. Butterfly 207 A 16th St. Crema 481 Lighthouse Ave. Artisana Gallery 612 Lighthouse Ave. Sun Studios 208 Forest Ave. Tessuti Zoo 171 Forest Ave. PG Art Center 568 Lighthouse Ave.

At its last two meetings, the Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association has reviewed and approved five grant requests from various organizations at the high school, authorizing more than $3,750 for sports, academic, and other activities. Grants include $300.00 to the high school’s softball team for new artificial turf, $1,000 to the lacrosse team for helmets and other equipment, $1,000 to the school’s award-winning Mock Trial Team for its upcoming competition, $1000 to the school’s Sober Grad Night event, and $450 to the Pacific Grove High School Choir for registration for a high school choir competition in Anaheim. The Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association is a non-profit benefit corporation that regularly considers requests from the high school for funding and awards annual scholarships to graduating Pacific Grove High School students. Money for grants and scholarships comes from donations made to the Association, which was originally formed in 1899 and reactivated in 1962. For more information about the Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association and its programs, or about joining or donating to the Association, visit the PGHSAA web site at www.pgusd. org/alumni

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Good Old Days Music Festival Schedule Saturday, April 5

Sunday, April 6

Crema Stage

Crema Stage

13th Street and Lighthouse Avenue, 481 Lighthouse Avenue

13th Street and Lighthouse Avenue, 481 Lighthouse Avenue

1 – 4pm........................... Moonalice, San Francisco’s Psychedelic Rock and Blues Jam Band

1 – 4pm....................Moonalice, San Francisco’s Psychedelic Rock and Blues Jam Band

Chase Bank Stage

Chase Bank Stage

Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue, 569 Lighthouse Avenue

Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue, 569 Lighthouse Avenue

All Day....................................................................Latin Stage with DJ Wilfredo Prudencio, presenting several Latin bands and dance teams. All Day............................................................................................Monterey Zumba Network 11:30am................................................................................................................. Jewel Capili 11:50am................................................................ DJ Willi’s Beginner Bachata Dance Team 12:00pm....................................................... Huli a hahai Mai la’u Salinas Hula Dance Team 12:10pm....................................................................................Animation Dance Community 1pm..........................................................................................................Latin Jazz Collective

All Day....................................................................Latin Stage with DJ Wilfredo Prudencio, presenting several Latin bands and dance teams. All Day............................................................................................Monterey Zumba Network 11:30am...........................................................................................................Janessa Ozaeta 11:45am................................................................................................................. Jewel Capili 12:30pm................................................................................... Oceloyotl Aztec Dance Group 1pm........................................................................ UC Santa Cruz Sabrosura Dance Troupe

Bank of America Stage

Bank of America Stage

16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue, 601 Lighthouse Avenue

16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue, 601 Lighthouse Avenue

10am......................................................................................... Rayburn Brothers, Folk/Rock 11:15am...................................................................................................Firefly, Classic Rock 12:15pm.....................................................Culann’s Hounds, San Francisco’s #1 Irish Folk 1:15pm............................................................Ho’omana, Hawaiian/Reggae/Calypso/Oldies 2:30pm........................................................................... The Roomshakers!, R&B/Soul/Funk 3:45pm................................................................................... Stu Heydon Blues Band, Blues

10:15am........................................................................... Cypressaires, Barbershop Chorus 11:15am.................................................................. Touch’d Too Much, AC/DC Tribute Band 12:15pm................................................The Snarky Cats, Psychedelic Blues/Motown/Funk 1:30pm.......................................................................................Linda Arceo Band, Pop/Rock 2:15pm.................................................... The LightFighters, Rock n’ Roll/Blues/Alternative 3:15pm............................................................................................Mambo Wally, Punk2Funk 4:15pm............................................................The Pacific Grove Brazilian Drumming Class 5:15pm........................................................................................................Slack, Rock n’ Roll

17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue, 617 Lighthouse Avenue 10am..............................................................................ASha-Med, Alternative/Garage/Punk 11am.......................................................................................................Monterey Flute Choir 12pm................................................................................................. Hadi Hadi, Turkish Band 1pm.................................. Terry Shehorn & The Hornets, Country/Jazz/R&B/Classic Rock 2pm.................................................................Casey Frazier, Americana/Country/70’s Rock 3pm.............................................................................................. Park Avenue Belly Dancers 4pm......................................................................................... Surf Riot, Rock/Contemporary

17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue, 617 Lighthouse Avenue 10am...................................................................................... Groove Like BollyWorld Dance 11am..................................................................................... Anomalous Peach, Rock n’ Roll 11:45am............................................................................................ Rosita Feist, Bellydance 12pm.................................................................................................Rollin’ & Tumblin’, Blues 12:45pm............................................................................................ Rosita Feist, Bellydance 1pm....................................................................... Alli Clarke Haylings, Country/Retro Rock 2pm......................................................................... Pacific Grove High School Chorus Club 3pm........................................................... Terrie Londee & B-4 Dawn Band, R&B/Funk/Pop 4:15pm........................................................................ Abdoulaye Diallo, Senegalese Drums

Goodies Stage

Goodies Stage

Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue, 518 Lighthouse Avenue

Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue, 518 Lighthouse Avenue

9:30am................................................................................................... The Undecided, Rock 10:30am................................................................................... Dave Muldawer, Classic Rock 11:45am..................................................Sierra Silverstrings, Kids Fiddle Group, Reno, NV 12:45pm........................................................................... 3 Lucky Bums, Country/Folk/Rock 1:45pm..................................................................................................Del Monte Brass Band 2:45pm.............................................................................................. .DiFranco Dance Project 3:45pm....................................................Sierra Silverstrings, Kids Fiddle Group, Reno, NV

9:45am.................................................................................................. Delaney Ann, Country 10:45am...........................................................................................Retrospect, Classic Rock 11:45am.................................................................................. King Tide, Classic Rock/Blues 12:45pm........................................................Tommy Faia and the Juice, Rock n’ Roll/Blues 1:45pm..........................................................RockStar Dance Studio & PGHS Breaker Girls 2:45pm.................................................................. Bay Belles Women’s Barbershop Chorus 3:45pm...............................................................................................Uncle Ephus, Bluegrass 4:45pm................................................................................. Ambage Road, Alternative Rock

Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue, 584 Central Avenue 10:15am.................................................................. Eric O’Callaghan, Blues/Folk/Bluegrass 11:15am............................................................................... Rose Merrill, Folk Rock/Country 12:15pm................................................................Grumbling Ginger, Indie Folk Rock/Celtic 1pm..............................................................Million Dollar Ticket, Rock/Jazz/Contemporary 2pm........................................................ Richard McLaughlin, Modern Americana Guitarist 3pm.................................................................................. Joseph Lucido, Jazz-Pop Guitarist 4pm.................................................................................... Alex Schumacher, Country/Blues

Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue, 584 Central Avenue 9:15am.....................................................................................................Sean Ryan, Guitarist 11:30am.......................................................Million Dollar Ticket, Rock/Jazz/Contemporary 12:45pm.....................................................................Joseph Mortela, Alternative/Folk Rock 1:45pm..........................................................................................................Dusty Moon, Folk 2:45pm........................................................................James Woolwine, Rock/Folk Guitarist 3:45pm................................................................................................. El Camino Sutra, Rock

Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co. Between 14th & 15th, 510 Lighthouse Avenue 10am – 1pm....................................................................... Joseph Lucido, Jazz-Pop Guitarist

Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co. Between 14th & 15th, 510 Lighthouse Avenue 10am – 1pm........................................................................Joseph Lucido, Jazz-Pop Guitarist

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Good Old Days April 4&5 3 Lucky Bums

3 Lucky Bums are three volunteer guitar instructors with the Guitars Not Guns Monterey County program who got together to play their favorite songs. These songs are mainly country/folk/rock from the 1970s along with a couple of original creations. The 3 Lucky Bums are Joe Braun, Tim Patchin and Ed Tobin.  Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Sunday

Ambage Road

Ambage Road is a collaboration of three seasoned musicians who create original Alternative Rock music for your enjoyment. Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm Saturday

Animation Dance Community

Animation Dance Community established in April of 2013 is the continuation of JJs Dance Studio out of Hollister. Under the direction of Sammy Ramirez of So You Think You Can Dance, dancers are trained in all styles of hip hop dance.  They are a family that train together, play together, and grow together. Enjoy their popping, locking, breaking, and animating.  It is art and passion. Chase Bank Stage Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 12:10 pm Saturday

Delaney Ann

Delaney is a 14 year- old singer, songwriter and guitar player from Argyle, Texas. She taught herself to play guitar when she was 10, the same year she wrote her first song, and amazed friends and family. She has written and recorded more than 60 original songs and performs them all over Texas, Nashville and California as a solo, acoustic artist. Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 9:45 am – 10:30 am Saturday

Wolff and Co. will bring something brand new to the Good Old Days Celebration. And don’t worry — some ASha-Med favorites are slated for the set. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 10:00 am – 10:45 am Saturday

Bay Belles

The Monterey Bay Belles Women’s Barbershop Chorus is dedicated to the craft of four-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style. The Chorus sings out several times a year including First Night Monterey, Pacific Grove Good Old Days, Feast of Lanterns, Local Authors Live, Singing Valentines, KSBW Share Your Holidays, retirement communities, hospitals, fund raisers, local businesses and our annual A Cappella Showcase, featuring local adult and student talent.  Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Saturday

DiFranco Dance Project

The DiFranco Dance Project is a youth dance company based in the Afro-Latin Jazz dance classes that director Dianne Lyle, teaches in Pacific Grove’s Chautauqua Hall. Our performers, ages 7-16, who hail from all parts of the Peninsula, look forward to their annual participation in the Good Old Days, as a treasured tradition. During this weekend, our older dancers will also be performing with our local Brazilian drum bateria. Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Sunday

Rosita Feist

Rosita is a local belly dancer who has previously performed at Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce Wine, Art, & Music Walks. Rosita is also a member of the Park Avenue Belly Dancers. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 11:45 am – 12:00 pm Sunday

Firefly

Firefly is a classic rock band based out of Pacific Grove, CA. Formed in 2004, the focal point of the band is the classically trained sultry vocals of Kate Daniel.   The band’s dance rock repertoire spans three decades and includes hits from Van Morrison, the Doobie Brothers and James Brown. Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 11:15 am – 12:00 pm Sunday

Casey Frazier

Casey Frazier is a talented songwriter, singer and guitarist with an eclectic Americana sound with roots in country and 70s rock. He has shown incredible talent and growth as an artist, with upwards to 150 songs, two full-length albums, two EPs and another album on the way. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 2:00 pm – 2:45pm Saturday

Bay Belles

Eric O’Callaghan

Pacific Grove local since 1970’s. Singer, songwriter and guitarist playing blues, folk, bluegrass, originals songs and covers. Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 10:15 am – 11:00 am Saturday

Jewel Capili

Jewel Capili has been singing since before she could talk. A straight-A student at PG middle, she enjoys the internet, her cat, and singing, in that order. Jewel regularly performs at various events and open mics around Monterey and is available for private events and bookings. Chase Bank Stage Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 11:30 am – 11:50 am Saturday and 11:30 am – 11:50 am Sunday

Delaney Ann

Abdoulaye Diallo

Abdoulaye Diallo is a drummer and drum maker from Senegal, a region of West Africa rich with artists. He has been playing drums for more than 30 years, and has taught and performed throughout Monterey County. He teaches the traditional rhythms that he learned from his elders in an effort to expose the community to this important part of West African culture. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday

DiFranco Dance Project

DJ Wilfredo Prudencio

DJ Willi is a U.S. Navy Veteran, DJ, Dance Instructor, Artist, Event Designer, Graphic Designer, Soccer Player, Tri-Athlete. He has taught dancing for the past 10 years, but has focused on Salsa and Bachata for the past 6 years. DJ Willi has DJ’d since high school and carried it over into the military life, and later made it his own business in the civilian world. His music library has something for everyone. He has teamed up with Monterey Zumba Network, Latin Jazz Collective and others to bring you amazing Zumba Instructors, Live Music, Singers, Dance performers and more! www.djwillientertainment.com. Chase Bank Stage Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue All Day Saturday

Casey Frazier

Culann’s Hounds

Anomalous Peach

Anomalous Peach is a harmony and guitar driven modern Rock n Roll band. The band was formed nearing the end of 2013, by lead singer Brett “Ashe” Freshour, guitarist William “Sully” Sullivan, and Rachael “Peach” Williams. Soon after initiating this contemporary twist on new original music influenced by all of the greatest rock n roll bands ranging from classics to modern day, lead singer Brett recruited family, long time friends and ex band mates, Branden “Gunner” Aguon, Brandon “Sparke” Freshour and Jon Rarup to form a Love themed cosmic Rock n Roll band. Unique and distinct, their sound is continually gaining notoriety due to their complex vocal harmonies and powerful spiritually driven message.  17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 11:00 am – 11:45 pm Saturday and 11:00 am Sunday

For 15 years, Culann’s Hounds (fronted by Pacific Grove natives Mike Kelleher and Steve Gardner) have been delivering high energy Irish dance music across the Bay Area, the country and in Europe. Expect hard driving Celtic dance music and rebel songs! Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Sunday

DJ Willfredo Prudencio

DJ Willi’s Bachata Dance Team

Culann’s Hounds

Cypressaires

Established in the 1950s, the Monterey Cypressaires are a men’s a capella chorus. They sing 20th century American standards and traditional songs with upbeat Barbershop harmonies. Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 10:15 am – 11:00 am Saturday

Del Monte Brass Band

ASha-Med

For the last 6 years straight, eclectic Bay Area alternapunk rockers ASha-Med have graced the stage at Pacific Grove’s Good Old Days Celebration, offering a decidedly different flavor to the remainder of the entertainment lineup. This year, two thirds of ASha-Med have decided to use their powers to back up Genevieve Wolff, who took the San Francisco area by storm in 2008 when she switched from Punk Rock to solo acoustic alterna-folk. Wolff has been featured on countless compilations and made San Francisco’s list of top 10 folk artists. Armed with the extra edge of ASha-Med,

Groove Like BollyWorld

Groove Like BollyWorld is a dance class led by Ash, who has been dancing and choreographing for over ten years. These dance classes offer light hip-hop, Bhangra, classical Indian, and modern movements. Come dance along with Bollywood movie music. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 10:00 1m – 10:45 pm Sunday

The Del Monte Brass is an all volunteer brass and percussion ensemble. It was founded in 2003 by retired Navy Captain Carol O’Neal at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Its membership is comprised entirely of volunteers representing the NPS staff, faculty, students, spouses, military members and retirees from the local area. Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Sunday

Established 2014, Composed of six beginner dance students and choreography by Wilfredo Prudencio. Chase Bank Stage Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 11:50 am – 12:00 pm Saturday

Dusty Moon

Dusty Moon, the musical duo of Linda Maki and Rick Merritt, features an eclectic mix of acoustic originals and covers, warm harmonies and a dollop of banjo. Expect a couple toe tappers among a set of mainly sweet and slow ballads, hopefully one of which will make you reach over and give your sweetie’s hand a squeeze. Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Sunday

Grumbling Ginger

Grumbling Ginger was formed in California in 2000 and is described by the press as “indie folk-rock with a Celtic twist.” The group brings something of this tradition to its live performances, with songs, storytelling, humor and an array of acoustic instruments including guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, doumbek and bodhran. Check out their new album “Smooth The Rough”, released in December of 2013. Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Saturday

El Camino Sutra

A new local band led by guitarist Keith Damron, formerly of Bogie & the Turtles. Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

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Good Old Days April 4&5 Hadi Hadi

Led by Sahin Gunsel on saz, Hadi Hadi is local a Turkish band formed to promote Turkish culture and to support other groups with their music. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Saturday

Tuesday.  This hula group specializes in Auana (modern hula), Kahiko (traditional hula), Tahitian, Aparima. and Island Praise Hula.  They perform at churches, schools, hospitals, private birthdays, and weddings.  There is no age limit to join this group, so if you can swing your hips from age 3 to 90, see Kapuakiele for information. Chase Bank Stage Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 12:00 pm – 12:10 pm Saturday

King Tide

King Tide is composed of guitarist Patrick McCloskey, Keyboardist Bob Aquilar, drummer Luke Shenefield, Bassist Jon McClean and singer Scott Hawthorne. King Tide plays cover songs of classic-rock and blues stalwarts like Queen, The Beatles, Creedence and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Saturday

Latin Jazz Collective

Hadi Hadi

Alli Clarke Haylings

A talented young singer/songwriter who performs self-penned songs known for insightful lyrics with a youthful take on her country roots and retro rock style. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Sunday

The Latin Jazz Collective is a core group of six musicians put together by John Nava and Martin Binder. Their goal is to perform for and entertain music lovers of all types, regardless of their musical genre preference. With more than 50 years of combined experience in the studio, on the stage, and in the classroom, the members of LJC maintain active performance schedules as band leaders, arrangers, and musical directors for other projects. Chase Bank Stage Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Saturday

The LightFighters

The LightFighters have been delivering their catchy blend of rock and roll, blues, and alternative music to the Central Coast since 2007. The essence of the band lies in the deep respect for the fundamentals-a feel that’s reminiscent of swinging juke joints, warm guitar fuzz, and old-school analog. While the band has earned a solid reputation for its live shows, it’s the creative process that drives Jonathan Griffin (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Savannah Keen (lead vocals), Eric Crago (drums and vocals), Chris Castillo (bass guitar), and Patrick Mcclusky (lead guitar and vocals). Look for their first full LP album scheduled for release this summer. Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Saturday

Joseph Lucido

Recognized as the “Peninsula’s Premier Jazz-Pop Guitarist,” Joseph Lucido’s music is an electric blend of Jazz, R&B, and World Beat Influences representing the essence of “Smooth Jazz”. Combining a Santana/jazz style guitar sound with percussion, his music is both romantic and passionate. Carmel Roasting Co. Stage Between 14th and 15th on Lighthouse 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

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Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 3:00 pm Saturday

Mambo Wally

Layin’ down the groove, that makes that body move! Mambo Wally is a local bunch that loves to entertain playing Punk to Funk with a solid blues foundation. Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Saturday

Mambo Wally

Richard McLaughlin

Richard McLaughlin is a singer/songwriter living in Prunedale who specializes in what he calls “modern” Americana; songs about contemporary issues, not copper kettles and long black veils. Songs you can’t dance to. Think James Taylor with a drop of venom. Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Saturday

Rose Merrill

Folk rock, country, singer songwriter from Carmel Valley with a voice that will wrap around you like a warm blanket playing a mix of her originals, and covers inspired by Stevie Nicks. Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue

Million Dollar Ticket

Lightfighters

Ho’omana

Ho’omana in Hawaiian means to Worship. The group began in 2003 and the name was selected because two members of the band were worship leaders with local congregations. Ho’omana’s musical genre is versatile and includes Hawaiian and a little Country, Reggae, Calypso, Oldies and Rock n Roll. Members of the group include Manley Bush from Waimanalo, HI on vocals, Slack-key guitar & Ukulele, Robert Uncangco from Nanakuli, HI on vocals and Rhythm Guitar, Edward Navarro from Manila, PI on vocals and Bass. Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Sunday

Linda Arceo Band

Linda is a local singer songwriter who will be performing original music at the festival for the 11th year in a row! She will be joined by Cheryl Tibbetts on bass, Jason Ruggles, electric guitar, and Todd Walsh on drums. The band performs a high energy, fun, danceable show with music that has been described as a mix of straight-on rock, pop, Latin and  introspective ballads with countryish lament. Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Saturday

Moonalice

Moonalice is San Francisco’s renowned Psychedelic Rock and Blues Jam band who opened for U2 in 2011! These seasoned musicians feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. Crema Stage 13th Street and Lighthouse Avenue, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Saturday and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday

Joseph Mortela

11:15 am – 12:00 am Saturday

Alli Clarke Haylings

Monterey Flute Choir

The Monterey Flute Choir was formed in the fall of 2010 by a group of flute enthusiasts who enjoy playing together and performing in their community. The ensemble includes flutists from throughout Monterey County on piccolo, C flute, alto flute and bass flute. All types of flute choir music is played by this fun-loving group, from classical to traditional folk music to ragtime and jazz. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 11:00 am – 11:45 am Saturday

From jazz to classic rock, from country to contemporary hits, from songs in other languages to original tunes, Million Dollar Ticket is the Duo that Does it All! With Robert McNamara on guitar, Christine Hart on bass and vocals, and a drum backdrop, Million Dollar Ticket is a little band with a big sound! Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Saturday and 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday

Moonalice Alternative Rock musician Joseph Mortela and his band, Ember Years, perform together on Saturday April 5th and an acoustic solo performance is on Sunday the 6th  at the Pacific Grove Good  Old Days  celebration 2014. Joseph Mortela’s music can be found on iTunes, CD Baby and other national media outlets. Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Sunday

Dave Muldawer

From the Santa Cruz area, Dave Muldawer plays original acoustic rock, classic rock and 80’s covers. Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 10:30 am – 11:30 am Sunday

Oceloyotl Aztec Dance Group of Castroville

Oceloytl is an Aztec Dance group from Castroville. Oceloytl means: the essence of the jaguar and focuses on teaching children and young adults the ancestry and culture of danza --every movement has a purpose and a story to be told. If you would like to join the group, you are welcome to attend the free practices starting at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the North County Parks and Recreation Community Center in Castroville. Chase Bank Stage Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Janessa Ozaeta

Janessa Ozaeta graduated from Monterey Bay Academy this past June, and is currently studying for a Major in Law at Monterey Peninsula College. She grew up in Seaside, California her whole life, attending the Seventh Day Adventist Church there. She is the second oldest of the four girls and two boys of Martha and Sheldon Ozaeta. Musical talent, in particular singing, was recognized by her parents at the age of five when she began harmonizing to the small praise songs at church. Right now she is saving up to start recording her own music. Chase Bank Stage Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 11:30 am – 11:45 am

The Pacific Grove Brazilian Drumming Class

Million Dollar Ticket Ho’omana

Monterey Zumba Network

Huli a hahai Mai la’u Salinas Hula Dance Team

Huli A Hahai Mai ‘Ia U Hula group hails from the beautiful island of Salinas under the direction of Kapuakiele, Instructor & choreographer. To simply translate the group’s name, it is “Turn and Follow Me”.  They have 2 small studios that they alternately use every Monday and

Linda Arceo

Ditch the Workout, Join the Party! Monterey Zumba Network returns to The Latin Stage. Dance your way to fitness - EVERYONE can do it! Chase Bank Stage Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue All day Saturday and All day Sunday

Energetic, upbeat, and a must-see crowd pleaser best describe this local Brazilian percussion group that evolved from the Wednesday night drum and dance class at Chautauqua Hall in Pacific Grove. You will hear an arrangement of authentic Brazilian carnival beats and syncopated rhythms from all regions of Brazil that kicks off with the drummers parading to the stage. Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Saturday


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Downtown Pacific Grove Pacific Grove High School Chorus Club

The Chorus Club at Pacific Grove High School is a group of nearly 20 girls who are dedicated to choral music. Since the school does not offer a class, the club meets on Saturday morning each week. They are directed by Michelle Boulware, who also conducts the PG Middle School chorus. The choir club recently returned from a Music in the Parks competition in Disneyland where they received a first place trophy and an excellent rating. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Sunday

The Roomshakers!

The Roomshakers! are a 7-piece party band currently shakin’ the clubs around Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay. With an emphasis on high energy danceable tunes, their music consists of popular R&B, soul and funk tunes that consistently get the room shakin’ and keep the crowd on the dance floor! Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Sunday

A new local band that plays rock and roll, but keeps it interesting with a few synthesizer sounds mixed in. Slack does everything themselves (writing, recording, photos, graphic design, etc) and loves to put on a show. Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm Saturday

Tommy Faia and the Juice

Tom Faia, who’s releasing his 4th CD of original songs this summer, will be playing with his band the Juice, with Dave Evert on guitar, Scott Rudoni on bass and Bill Kucher on drums. The Juice play a mix of danceable Faia original songs and an eclectic blend of classic rock ‘n’ roll covers. Listen to their music at tomfaia.com or iTunes. Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Saturday

Park Avenue Belly Dancers

The Park Avenue Dancers of Monterey present Classic American Belly Dance. Traditional styles with an upbeat American flare. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Saturday

Slack

Touch’d Too Much

The Snarky Cats

Sean Ryan

Inspired by music of the past, Sean Ryan performs memorable cover tunes and successful originals with a contemporary sound that has been compared to artist such as John Mayer, Cat Stevens, and Eric Clapton. Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 9:15 am - 11:15 am

Park AvenueBelly Dancers

Rayburn Brothers

Singer Songwriter Craig and Keith Rayburn have created a brand of California roots rock that is mellow, energetic and utterly accessible. The Rayburn Brothers sing from the soul, touching in their audiences a chord of the human experience that connects us all. They recently released their second album, “Back to California” which is currently getting airplay on KPIG Radio. Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 10:00 am – 11:00 am Sunday

Rayburn Bros.

Retrospect

Retrospect is a Hollister-based group formed in late 2012 who began rehearsing in earnest in early 2013, made up of experienced musicians who have performed in various groups over the years. Retrospect is a classic rock band that plays quirky covers that people don’t hear everyday. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 10:45 am – 11:30 am Saturday

RockStar Dance Studio & PGHS Breaker Girls

Renowned director and choreographer Stevie McKim, owner of RockStar Dance Studio, brings in the RockStar Dance Team and the PGHS Breaker Dance Team in a great performance with today’s music and some oldies but goodies. These teams will also march in the parade on Saturday, April 5 at 10:00am. Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Saturday

Rollin’ & Tumblin’

Rollin’ & Tumblin’ is one of the Premiere Bands in the Monterey Bay Area playing Rockin’ Blues & Classic Rock at Local Venues, Festivals, Private Parties and Charitable Events. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Sunday

Terry Shehorn & The Hornets

Terry Shehorn & The Hornets do a 60’s/70’s presentation of ‘dance-a-long’ & ‘sing-a-long’-songs. You’ll hear Beatles, Neil Diamond, ZZTOP, Elvis, Lynyard Skynyard, plus various genres, as well, including country, jazz, surf, rhythm & blues, swing and classic rock. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Saturday

The San Francisco Bay Area based Snarky Cats Band play Psychedelic Blues Rock.  An exciting jambalaya of old and new musical influences that always changes and keeps shows fresh, entertaining and always full of surprises for the audience. Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Saturday

Uncle Ephus

Sabrosura Dance Troupe University of California Santa Cruz

Uncle Ephus is a family oriented, fun loving, “Old Time Music” band featuring the washboard and vocals of Doug Cornelius. Doug founded the Central Valley Bluegrass Association. Uncle Ephus plays Bluegrass Festivals and private parties up and down the State of California. Miss Linda livens up the band with corny jokes and lively vocals. Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Saturday

Sabrosura is the student-run Latin American dance troupe at the UCSC campus. They choreograph their own routines and put together their own performance music mixes. Sabrosura performs around the UCSC campus and outside the campus by popular demand and brings people the Latin American culture through dance. Chase Bank Stage Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Sunday Snarky Cats

Terrie Londee & B-4 Dawn Band

Stu Heydon Blues Band

Stu was taught by John L. Hooker and has toured for over 30 years all over North America. For the past 20 years, Stu has taught blues and recorded most musicians in Monterey and continues to teach and record at Carmel Recording Studio in the barnyard. Stu will be inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame this September and already has a Lifetime Achievement Award, Best Guitarist Award, and a Paul Harris Award from the Carmel Rotary. Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Sunday

Sabrosura

Touch’d Too Much is a Monterey Bay based band that recreates the energy and sound of Bon Scott era AC/DC. Over the past few years Touch’d Too Much has built a reputation as a must-see band that continuously earns fans and return engagements by consistently delivering nonstop, uncompromising, powerful performances every time they hit the stage. Bank of America Stage 16th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 11:15 am – 12:00 pm Saturday

Terrie Londee and B-4 Dawn Band Is an energetic, Top 40, R&B, Funky Band, playing all genres and styles of music. Their first CD, entitled ‘TAKE IT PERSONAL’ is on sale now. The band is currently gearing up for Summer and Spring Tour. 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sunday

The Undecided

A new local rock band led by Nick Blemaster. Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 9:30 am – 10:15 am Sunday

James Woolwine

James Woolwine is a multi-talented musician/songwriter who plays original music on guitar and piano. He transitions between catchy rock/folk songs and impressive instrumental compositions which combine Classical and Jazz influences. Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 2:45 apm - 3:30 pm Sunday

Alex Schumacher

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Alex Schumacher remains true to the spirit of the classic country and blues music that has influenced him growing up in the Salinas Valley. Writing and playing everything from rowdy stompers to heartfelt ballads and always influenced by life and the experiences he has had, Alex is set to release his first EP titled “Day By Day.” Jewell Park Stage Central Avenue and Grand Avenue 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Saturday

Sierra Silverstrings

The Sierra Silverstrings are a Reno kids’ fiddle band (ages 7-15) who play, sing, and dance to Americana music. The energetic youth band has performed 150 times in 2 years; notably at Reno the Rodeo, Lyon County Fair, 2013 Good Old Days Music festival, Calaveras County Fair, the Western Heritage Festival in Sparks, the Ukiah Pumpkinfest and the Reno Celtic Festival. Our playlist celebrates our nation’s history with songs like Yankee Doodle, Arkansas Traveler, Cripple Creek, Buffalo Gals, Soldier’s Joy, and Oh Susanna. Goodies Stage Fountain Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Sunday and 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Sunday

Slack

Stu Heydon

Surf Riot

The music of Surf Riot, a band formed in 2013 in Long Beach, is infused with haunting harmonic melodies that invoke Pixies era Kim Deal, while delving into a world reminiscent of Blonde Redhead, or fuzzed out guitar of acts like Joy Division, The Strokes, and Interpol. A powerful juxtaposition of sultry vocals and big sound (heavy riffs), a sure recipe for a great band is at hand! 17th Street Grill Stage 17th Street and Lighthouse Avenue 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Saturday

James Woolwine

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Pacific Grove: Bicycle Friendly from the Beginning

By Dixie Layne

Pacific Grove has always been a bicycle-friendly community – maybe because it is one of the most beautiful places to ride, yesterday and today. Visionaries in 1895, the Culp Brothers opened their first Cyclery Shop on Lighthouse Road and decades later the tradition continues with the Chavez family selling bicycles just a few blocks away from the original Culp Brothers Cyclery Shop. The C.A. and Charles Culp also rented bicycles along the Pacific Grove coastline in the 1900s, and today Pacific Grove native Frank Knight rents bicycles at Lovers Point, close to the same location. After 20 years at 584 Lighthouse Road, the Culp Brothers Cyclery Shop was moved across the street and added to his inventory of items – sporting goods and stationary. C.A.and Charles dissolved their partnership in 1918 so Charles could pursue other interests – “Indian mortars” – however, C.A continued to grow his business by expanding its inventory over the years by adding such items as radios. When the United States entered World War II, inventory became harder to come by so C.A. downsized the business and moved his shop to 209 Forest Avenue. After being in business for nearly 50 years, C.A. sold his business to returning war veteran Charles Varien, which allowed C.A. to spend his time in Carmel Valley and Upper San Clement on his fruit orchards and vineyards.

Left: Culp Bros. Cyclery shop on 584 Lighthouse Road – C.A. Culp standing in doorway. Above: Photo of Culp Bros. at 585 Lighthouse Road with expanded inventory. Pacific Grove Travel is now at that address. Below: Culp Bros. Cyclery rental sign on Pacific Grove coast line, located at the approximate site of the current burger stand at Lovers Point. Below, left: Interior of Culp Brothers shop located at 585 Lighthouse Road. C.A. is behind counter. Photos courtesy Chaney family (Pacific Grove resident Linda Culp Chaney is the great granddaughter of C.A. Culp).

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Main Street, Pacific Grove? Yes, There Was One By Dixie Layne Main Street USA - isn’t there a Main Street in just about every small town in the country? Why not Pacific Grove? Well, at one time there was a Main Street in downtown Pacific Grove. In fact, it was considered the core of the downtown business district from the 1880s until about 1910. So, where was it and what happened to it? Main Street Pacific Grove started at Lighthouse Road and ran south for two blocks, ending at the entrance of the Mammoth Stables, which was built in 1886 and occupied the property on Laurel from Forest Avenue to Fountain. Many businesses were located on Main Street; the first bank, a bakery, a real estate office, a cobbler, the library, and a Chinese laundry just to name a few. The street continued south up the hill behind Mammoth Stables but it was called Grand Avenue at that point. On February 19, 1909 a fire of mys-

terious origins destroyed the Stables; 19 horses were lost and 100 tons of hay burned. H.E. Kent purchased the property from Thomas Luke after the fire because he wanted to build a 1,500 seat theater on the site. However, other local business owners led by C.K. Tuttle and W. H. Varien had other ideas – they wanted the street opened up to connect with Grand Avenue. Politics then were not so different then politics now – the City (Board of Trustees) threatened to condemn the property and take possession from Mr. Luke. At the Board of Trustees meeting on May 3, Mr. Luke agreed to the City’s offer of $2,250 for the property necessary to connect Main Street to Grand and delivered to them the deed for the property. On June 18, at the Board of Trustees meeting an ordinance was adopted that changed the street’s name from Main Street to Grand Avenue. It made little difference to map makers necause they had mistakenly been calling it Grand Avenue for years.

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Rotarian Michael Krokower selected as 2014 Grand Marshall 2014 Good Old Days Parade

Michael has been selected to be the Grand Marshall for the upcoming Good Old Days Parade. He has been a member of Pacific Grove Rotary since November 1990.  He has been a very active and participating member since joining, having been Club Secretary, two time board member, Chairman of Rotary Foundation, Track Meet Chairman, Rotarian of the Year (twice), a Paul Harris Fellow and has been available at any and all the events where assistance is needed. Michael has lived in Pacific Grove Michael Krakower since moving from Southern California.  He has been in the flooring business both as a sole proprietor and as an associate in other organizations.  He is currently a partner in Grand Avenue Floors, in Pacific Grove.  In addition to being active in Rotary, Michael is and  has been a board member of Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce and currently is First Vice Chair. He is the proud father of four children, all grown and having moved on but he keeps himself occupied when he has no duties with the Rotary or chamber, by fishing, hiking and reading a good book.

Free Fingerprinting for Children

2The Pacific Grove Masonic Lodge #331 will again fingerprint children free of charge in an effort to promote child safety and defense against abduction and predation. This service will be conducted at the Masonic Lodge during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sat. April 5 and again on Sun., April 6, the days of the Good Old Days Celebration in Pacific Grove. The Masonic Lodge is located next to the Pacific Grove Post Office. Fingerprinting of young children has proven to be an effective tool in the process of locating and returning missing children. All are welcome. For more information please call 649-1834.

First Historic Walking Tour

The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove is sponsoring the first Historic Walking Tour of downtown Pacific Grove on Saturday, April 5 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm during the 57th Annual Good Old Days. President Steve Honegger will lead the first tour, estimated to be one hour in length. Please sign up at the Heritage Society booth at #139 on Lighthouse Avenue across from Bank of America.

Good Old Days Firefighter Challenge Photo looking up Main Street to stable: Looking up Main Street from Lighthouse Road to the entrance of Mammoth Stables. Photos courtesy PG Museum

On Sunday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m., Monterey Firefighters will participate in the “Firefighter Combat Challenge” as part of the Pacific Grove Good Old Days festivities. The challenge will take place at the corner of Congress and Lighthouse and is sponsored by the Monterey Firemen’s Association, Monterey Fire Local IAFF 3707, and the Pacific Grove Firefighter’s Volunteer Association. Firefighters from all over Monterey County will demonstrate their skills by carrying a hose pack up three flights of stairs, then hoisting a hose bundle to the top floor. They then descend three flights, simulate forcible entry, and proceed to advancing a charged hose line to “extinguish” a target (simulated fire) and finish with a rescue drag. Trophies will be awarded for the fastest overall time and the fastest four person team combined time. For further information please contact: Bobby  Flood,  bvflood@gmail.com  or phone: 831-277-2520

Pacific Grove Art Center Middle School Students “Create with a Cause”

Photo of Mammoth Stables only: Built by J.O. Johnson in 1886 was 160 feet long with an 80 foot tower for $10,000. The stable accommodated 94 horses.

The Pacific Grove Art Center will be conducting a benefit during the 57th Annual Good Old Days on April 5 & 6 in downtown Pacific Grove. The center will be selling hand made potholders to raise money for the “Child 2 Child” program

benefiting an orphanage in Rwanda. In addition to potholders, the booth will offer creative art-making materials for children to make clay pinch pots as well as informational materials about the PGAC, their mission, volunteer opportunities and class offerings.

Gary Ellis, Christian Church BBQ Tri-Tip Once Again

Pacific Grove natives Gary and Sandi Ellis have lived in Pacific Grove for over 40 years and been members of the Christian Church (DOC) since 1992. Gary began barbecuing for the church in 1999 where he very proudly built the church their first big barbecue out of steel and a steering wheel from a 1954 Ford. Gary is a retired mechanic, first working at Lugo’s Shell in Pacific Grove for more than 15 years, and then as the mechanic for the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency for 23 years. Gary is a people person, as can be seen with the many people gathered around the pit talking with him every Good Old Days. He also loves to dance and was seen doing Zumba last year when he thought no one was watching. Gary looks forward to seeing many of his old friends and acquaintances as he barbecues the most delicious tri-tip purchased from Grove Market. Stop by the Christian Church’s BBQ during Good Old Days and meet Gary. If you ask nicely, he may even give you a sample!

Free Burgers for Military Photo of burnt stable: The morning after the fire, a wagon awaits for the carcass of a horse to be loaded.

Military with ID will be gifted with free tasty hamburgers by Steve Gorman and the Pacific Grove Police Officers Association. It’s their way of honoring those who serve. The burgers are served at the Chamber of Commerce barbecue booth at Good Old Days.


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2014 Good Old Days Event Schedule On Going Events All Day Saturday and Sunday, April 5 & 6 9:00am-5:00pm

• Monterey County’s largest arts & crafts show - More than 220 vendors from 12 states (On Lighthouse Ave. between 11th and Congress Ave.) Carnival rides for entire family. (In front of Post Office) • Pony rides (Jewell Park across from PG Museum of Natural History) • Petting Zoo (18th and Lighthouse) • Bubble Fun Water Bubbles for kids to walk on water! Kids get into the ball and try to run, crawl and walk on water. (Jewell Park across from PG Museum of Natural History) • DJ Willi Entertainment is bringing the Latin Rhythm to PG. Special guests from throughout the county will be performing and instructing Latin Dances, Zumba and Latin Singers. And everyone is welcome to dance with us! (Chase Bank, Forest & Lighthouse)

10:00am-11:00am

• PG Rotary Good Old Days Parade - Over 90 entries! (On Pine Ave. between Granite and Grand Ave.)

10:30am-5:00pm

• YMCA present Kids Fair. Free event with lots of prizes! Inflatable obstacle course, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, face painting, crafts and healthy snacks. (Jewell Park across from PG Museum of Natural History, Central and Forest)

11:00am

• Historic Walking Tour of downtown Pacific Grove. Pacific Grove Heritage Society President Steve Honegger will lead the first tour, estimated to be one hour in length. Sign up at the Heritage Society booth at #139 on Lighthouse Avenue across from Bank of America.

11:00am-5:00pm

• Classic Car Show presented by Gold Coast Hot Rods (Grand Avenue between Laurel and Lighthouse Ave.)

1:00pm-3:00pm Holman’s/Ford’s Employee Reunion

10:00am-5:00pm

• Jameson’s Classic Motorcycle Museum (305 Forest Avenue). Guests are encouraged to bring pictures and memorabilia.

10:00am-5:00pm

• Pacific Grove Rotary Club Street Dance. New event this year at the Beer Garden featuring Rock Paper Scissors led by Rotary President and Rabobank Manager Matt Bosworth.

• Quilt Show by Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild. $7 per person, children 12 and under free.( Chautauqua Hall, 16th Street and Central Avenue) For more information call Susan at (831) 905-6416. • Pacific Grove Rotary Club Beer Garden. Serving beer and wine. $7 per drink. (Rabobank Courtyard, 561 Lighthouse Avenue)

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• Monterey Fire Department Fire Fighters Combat Challenge. A great competition of several firemen from the tri-county. Enjoy and support your favorite Fire Department. For more information: 831-646-3900.

Campground to Hometown

From Methodist Retreat to Charter City By Dixie Layne

From a city of tents to a community of homes – Pacific Grove morphed from campground to hometown in less than two decades. It was 1875 when landowner David Jacks donated 100 acres to the newly formed Methodist Retreat Association to be used as a campground for their summer retreat. The land was then surveyed and with 30 by 60 foot tent lots mapped out and available for rent to campers with a tent for the summer retreat. Although tents were once scattered across the entire Retreat area, it was 16th, 17th, and 18th Streets from the bay to Lighthouse Road that was called “tent city”. The lots in “tent city” were neatly laid out, these rectangles one next to the other like so many modern subdivisions. Whenever campers rented a tent it came Photo form Library of octagonal building: Chamber of Commerce office located fully furnished, not with camping gear at Central and Grand Avenues from 1918 until 1932. Photo circa 1920 but with furnishings that provided all the In 1902, a group of Pacific Grove Club rebuilt it and presented the building comforts of home. It wasn’t long before businessmen met to discuss forming a to the City for use by the Chamber. It was many of these campers wanted to make local Board of Trade – the predecessor placed on the corner of Grand and Central the Retreat a more permanent residence. of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Com- where it stood until 1932. Lots were sold for as little as $50 but merce. The Board of Trade was a loosely By 1932 the Chamber had outgrown buyers were required to make improveorganized group whose mission was to the small octagonal building and the City ments worth at least double the purchase enhance and improve the City’s business wanted the Chamber to move the building price of the lot. Many clad their existing profile. They met twice a month at City so it could round off the corner of Grand tent frames with a single wall of redHall to discuss and resolve many issues and Central and, by coincidence, the city that confronted the community, including needed a temporary clubhouse for the the preservation of the Pinnacles, bringing newly built golf links – so the building was Tent city circa 1875 – tents arranged in electric power to Pacific Grove, adding a moved to the golf course. This was about neat rows on 16th Street from the Pacific restaurant to the Pacific Grove Hotel, sup- the same time the new Museum was being Grove Museum collection porting the Centrella Hotel, and working built and its old entrance became availwith the Chautauqua Assembly Associa- able, which was also octagonal shaped tion to add the Feast of Lanterns as the but larger. It was moved to a temporary closing ceremony to their assembly in location on the Museum’s property facing 1905, and continued to support this event Forest Avenue. through 1915, when the Board of Trade In 1936, the Chamber asked the City was incorporated and changed its name if it could move the building to Lightto Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce. house Avenue across from what is now The first office of the Chamber was a Le Crema. The City denied the request. rented frame building on Lighthouse Road In 1937, the Chamber asked if they could across the street from the Pacific Grove move the building to the park opposite the Hotel, which is where Holman’s now library. The City denied the request. In stands. In 1918, when the Pacific Improve- 1938, the City offered the Chamber a small ment Company was dismantling the Pa- shack at 162 Forest Avenue and said they cific Grove Hotel, the Womans Civic Club could move it to the corner of Central and acquired the octagonal shaped bandstand Forest Avenues. This building and location that stood on the hotel grounds and was in have been the home of the Pacific Grove need of serious repairs. The Womans Civic Chamber of Commerce ever since.

wood, board and batten, using the tent canvas as a dust barrier. To this day, new homeowners will find the remains of the original canvas tent within the walls of their home when they begin a remodel. Take a walk from Lighthouse Avenue along 16th, 17th, or 18th Street and you can’t help but notice the small homes on the 30 by 60 foot lots with their board and batten construction, sitting in their neat rows. However, there was one gentleman who purchased his lot, covered the canvas tent with a redwood skin but kept building and building and building. Everett Pomeroy, a prominent writer, composer, and musician from Santa Clara, built his cottage on his tent lot at 106 7th Street with colored battens and covered the entryway with pine. This cottage is now the entry to the recognizable Everett Pomeroy House with its three story tower that was built in 1883 to resemble the Pomeroy ancestral castle located in Devonshire, England. This house represents the emerging transformation from a seaside encampment of tents into a more permanent residential community – a community of homes that was solidified in 1889 when the City of Pacific Grove incorporated.

The Pomeroy home on 7th Street: Circa 1895 from the Pacific Grove Library.


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Opinion How PERS Got Us to This Point Editor: Some people thought my recent letter on PERS minimized the problems, and I certainly didn’t mean to do that. The problems CalPERS has created for our city – and many others – are severe. Over a ten year period we saw our public safety costs go from about 44 percent of our general fund budget to 54 percent; though we are now trying to keep that to under 50 percent. Since CalPERS has already let us know that our costs will be rising however, how do we do that? I don’t want to see us get to where we can only afford a handful of highly paid police officers and firemen with great pensions; while at the same time our streetlights are out, our roads are in disrepair, and we can’t afford to provide other services. So how did we get here? When PERS was started in the 1930s it provided a pension for state government employees based on a credit of 1.5 percent for each year of service. That percentage was applied to the employee’s last five years of salary and, at that time, employees could retire at age 65 and their pensions payments would start. Then in 1970 CalPERS led the California State Legislature into increasing this to 2 percent for each year of service, while lowering the retirement age to 60. In the early 1980s, the CalPERS pension plan got even better. Now public safety employees were separated out and could retire at age 55 with a pension based on 2.5 percent of their final (and probably highest) salary, multiplied by their years of service. Around 1999 PERS presented the legislature with another proposal to reduce the retirement age to 50. They also increased the pension formula for public safety employees to 3 percent per year of service – and applied this retroactively to years already worked under the previous formula! That brought us to where a public safety employee could now retire in mid-life after 30 years of work with 90 percent – or more – of their highest ever salary, and enjoy a retirement that may well be longer than their working career. This has created the perverse effect that once someone in this system has worked for thirty years, their retirement is now equal to what they would get if they still worked. So why work for nothing? CalPERS promised at the time, however, that this would not cost any more than the 2 percent based formula BUT – just in case they were wrong – put cities on the hook to make up any shortfalls. Even a first year college student with a calculator and a basic grasp of math could have told the Council at the time that would not work. How can you increase what someone will get in retirement, decrease how long it takes them to

Tom Stevens

Otter Views

Northwestern’s Union A unionization bid kicked off in January by Northwestern University football players got an understandably mixed reception this week at the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. As principal proponent and curator of the “scholar-athlete” shibboleth, the National Collegiate Athletic Association was horrified it might have to bargain some day with the very athletes it purports to represent. For the wealthy NCAA and its member colleges, player unionization would be a slippery and potentially ruinous slope. Leaning on crutches while his team lost in the Round of 16, Iowa State University basketball star Georges Niang had a different outlook. He wanted workman’s compensation for his broken right foot. “You are sacrificing to make their school win a championship,” Niang told The New York Times. “But they’re not going to take care of you. That could change.” Indeed, if it survives on appeal, a National Labor Relations Board ruling that students on athletic scholarships may qualify as university “employees” could tilt the playing field considerably. NLRB regional director Peter Ohr ruled March 26 that a group of Northwestern football players led by former quarterback Kain Colter were university employees. They could thus form a union and bargain collectively for medical care, working conditions, pay and benefits. Ohr based his decision on several factors. First, as athletic scholarship recipients, the players were specifically recruited and paid to play football for Northwestern. He also found that football-related activity consumed far more of their time than did academic studies. Noting that the players put in 50 to 60 hours a week of football preparation versus at most 20 hours of classroom time, Ohr dismissed the university’s contention they were “primarily students.” Finally, Ohr pointed out that the players face constraints not shared by other students: mandatory drug testing, year-round adherence to training schedules, and required attendance at team activities. The players were even required to honor “friending” requests from their coaches on Facebook. I should mention here the NLRB ruling is narrow and could prove inconsequential in the larger arena. At this point it only covers the players who brought the

earn that benefit, and pay it to them for decades longer and not increase the cost? Too bad that college kid wasn’t on the City Council at the time. In making these changes, there is evidence that PERS failed to disclose the financial impact - and may even have misled the state legislature in doing so. This is an unusual state agency, in that it benefits union members who donate to the legislature which then grants them their benefits. This does not excuse PERS from putting out misleading literature and minimize the impact of changes. Nor does it excuse the State Legislature from not asking questions or looking into the claims more deeply. But since this in now codified in laws, any reform needs to be on a statewide basis. Rudy Fischer Pacific Grove City Councilmember

Measure O will save millions Dear Editor:

When you discuss the rationale behind the Public Water Now Initiative, you can consider a variety of issues  and varying levels of complexity, but the bottom line is that with publicly owned water, it will simply be less costly. Practically everything will be cheaper, and by  considerable amounts. The San Clemente Dam removal project? Less costly (after eliminating Cal-Am profits). The proposed desalination project? Cheaper, perhaps up to $100 million cheaper. Everyday labor costs? Less expensive (elimination of superfluous Cal-Am executive compensation). Taxes? Less taxes. Depreciation? Less. Financing charges? Public agencies get much lower rates. Maintenance and infrastructure replacement? Much less costly. And on and on and on. If you as ratepayer want to achieve savings annually in the tens of millions, vote YES on Measure O.  It’s that simple. Some naysayers blab that public water will cost us more, but they have shown NO facts that prove that delusional assertion. And I challenge anyone to disclose any, and all municipal water providers in California  that are more expensive than our local Cal-Am water costs.  Please start by naming just ONE.                                                       It was almost 20 years ago that Cal-Am was ordered to come up with a new water source.  Time after time, they’ve failed - and all at ratepayer expense.  When a company fails me, I fire them.  Isn’t it time to fire Cal-Am?  Vote YES on O. Larry Parrish Carmel Valley

complaint, and it only affects Northwestern, a private university. If “scholar athletes” at public campuses wanted to unionize, they would need to pursue a different process. That said, the Colter ruling sent shockwaves through a collegiate sports industry some critics have likened to a “plantation” system. In basketball and football especially, players receiving five-figure annual scholarships can generate enormous monetary returns for their schools, conferences, and the NCAA. One study found that 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Jon “Johnny Football” Manziel earned athletic scholarships worth about $130,000 during his time at Texas A&M University. The school, meanwhile, parlayed its football success during the Manziel years into $300 million in additional income. No matter how you parse it, that’s good business. And that’s just one player at one school. If anything, the aggregate figures are even more eye-popping. The New York Times reported that the NCAA and its five “power conferences” reap nearly a billion dollars a year from the March Madness men’s basketball tournament alone. The new college football playoff system will pay the NCAA and its member conferences $7.3 billion over the next decade. All this wealth is earned on the backs – or in Georges Niang’s case, the broken feet – of “scholar-athletes” who face major risks but enjoy few rights. Their schools underwrite medical care while they’re in uniform, but many scholarship athletes suffer fractures, concussions and joint damage that will haunt them for a lifetime. Unionization might at least help them bargain for injury-related medical insurance. It’s timely the unionization issue bubbled up during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, because the Final Four pretty much slam dunks the NCAA’s “scholar athlete” defense. This year, national semifinalist Kentucky starts nine freshmen in a “one and done” program designed to send players to the pros after a single year in the classroom. Another Final Four school, the University of Connecticut, graduates only eight percent of its men’s basketball players. In its defense, the NCAA points out that college players who go on to compete at professional levels represent only a tiny fraction of all scholarship athletes. “While improvements need to be made, we do not need to completely throw away a system that has helped literally millions of students over the past decade alone attend college,” NCAA lawyer Donald Remy wrote in response to the Northwestern ruling. “We want student-athletes, 99 percent of whom will never make it to the professional leagues, focused on what matters most: finding success in the classroom, on the field, and in life.” On that, at least, the NCAA and the Northwestern gridders could agree. One of the principal demands voiced in Colter’s complaint to the NLRB was for reduced practice time so players could devote more time and energy to their studies. Ironically, it was in his senior labor relations class that Colter first got the idea of forming a players’ union. Someday soon, the NCAA may wish he had stayed in the weight room.


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Times • April 4, 2014 Stevenson Announces Winter Term Honor Roll ‘Tentacles’ Selleg, William Wilson, Yongqi Xu, Kim, Lok Yin Lee, Soo Yeon Lee, Kate Pebble Beach Campus Baoer Ye, An Shen Zhan Levinthal, Jiacheng Li, Cheng-Yi Lin, Opening Grades 9-12 Freshmen (Grade 9) Ingram Mao, Evan Margerum, Angela Winter Term 2013-14 Taylor Balestrieri-Jennings, Rong Bao, Meng, Yu Qing Min, Alyssa Newman, Kaat Aquarium High Honors (GPA 4.0 or above) Tristan Chiu, Seoyeon Choi, Xinyi Gao, lea Palmer, Minsu Park, Natalia Poehner, Page 20 • CEDAR STREET

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On April 12, the Monterey Bay Aquarium will open “Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes.” This ambitious special exhibition is a world’s first: the largest and most diverse living display of animals that have captivated our imaginations for over 4,000 years. “Tentacles” features: Potentially up to two dozen species over the life of the exhibit, rotating through a dozen displays. Some are being raised and exhibited for the first time anywhere in the world. Species include giant Pacific octopus, Hawaiian bobtail squid, the wunderpus, the flamboyant cuttlefish and others – including the world’s smallest squid and one of the world’s largest cuttlefishes. There may be displays of neverbefore-exhibited deep sea squid and octopuses collected by undersea robots in collaboration with the aquarium’s sister organization, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Artwork (original and reproductions) reflecting 4,000 years of human fascination: from pottery dating to Minoan Crete, to 19th century scientific illustrations and original Blaschka glass models, to contemporary tattoos and a Rothko painting. Kinetic sculptures created for Tentacles by Bay Area artist Nemo Gould. (preview: http://www.nemogould.com/ commission-monterey-bay-aquariumfinished/) Interactive digital elements, including stations where visitors use facial recognition software to “ceph themselves” – painting their faces with colorful chromatophore patterns that cephalopods use for camouflage, creating portraits they can share socially. Admission to “Tentacles” is included with regular Aquarium admission.

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Poetry The Thought Digger How boring it is to be me, This ever present person! Jeremy and again Jeremy, And again McPherson. Why these brows? Why black? Why dense? And why the incongruous ears? Why these thoughts? They bore me to death. Why the envies and the fears? Me! What can be more banal? God, please, let me go! Let me become my pal And, if not, my foe! Let me travel from mind to mind, Every time a new role, And dismiss all that is mine Including my soul. It is good to be undefined, Net McPherson, not Murphy, not Bailey Now visiting a dying man's mind, Now visiting the mind of a baby. To stay with minds of all sorts. To be a kind of thought-digger. To select the finest of thoughts And to think them with joy and vigor. But not to acknowledge the link To any of them. No dealings. Just to think their thoughts, just to think and feel their feelings. To abandon the boring me: These thoughts, this name, this face. How wonderful it would be In somebody else's place.


April 4, 2014 • CEDAR STREET

Stepping Into Your Shoes

Tax Deadline Looms

Kyle A. Krasa, Esq.

Travis H. Long, CPA

Planning for Each Generation

Travis on Taxes

The purpose of a financial Power of Attorney is to allow a third party to step into your shoes with regard to the management of your assets. If you are unable or unwilling to handle certain financial tasks, you might want a legal mechanism to be able to delegate that authority to an agent. Although the original idea was of limited scope, the concept of a Power of Attorney has expanded into many different renditions that serve a myriad of purposes. Special v. General A “Special” Power of Attorney gives your agent limited authority to only perform certain specified tasks. For example, if you need to sign a loan document by a certain date but you know that you will be on vacation during that time, you might execute a Special Power of Attorney that only gives your agent the power to sign that specified loan document on your behalf. The Special Power of Attorney will not give your agent any other authority over your financial affairs. A “General” Power of Attorney gives your agent expansive authority to perform numerous or all financial tasks on your behalf. Many common General Power of Attorney documents use vague broad terms such as “Real Estate Powers” and “Banking Powers.” It is increasingly important to specifically spell-out what you mean by such broad terms. For example, does “Real Estate Powers” include the power to refinance? Does “Banking Powers” include the ability to open or close a safe deposit box? It is better to flesh out such powers in detail to make sure that financial institutions and other third parties will be comfortable in giving access to your agent to carry out a wide array of tasks on your behalf.

Regular v. Durable

Historically, the concept of a Power of Attorney was to give an agent the authority to act essentially as your clone: a person who can pretend to be you. The original concept was that if you were to ever lose the mental capacity to make financial decisions, the Power of Attorney would necessarily cease to exist. The original thinking was that you would not want someone to be able to act on your behalf if you did not have the ability to monitor what your agent was doing and if you did not have the ability to revoke the power should you change your mind. However, as the Power of Attorney concept developed, it became clear that there is a benefit to allowing somebody to act on your behalf should you become mentally incapacitated. In fact, this might be the most crucial time to give an agent the authority to manage your financial assets, otherwise your bank accounts and other assets would “freeze” and would be very difficult for your loved ones to access. The concept of a Power of Attorney that continues to be effective after your incapacity is referred to as a “Durable” Power of Attorney.

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A Power of Attorney that gives your agent the authority to manage your assets as soon as you sign the document is referred to as an “Immediate” Power of Attorney. However, you might decide that you like the idea of allowing an agent to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated, but you do not have the need or inclination to allow the agent to have authority over your financial assets right now, when you still have capacity. A Power of Attorney that only becomes effective upon your incapacity is known as

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If you have been hibernating through the winter months, it is time to awaken from your slumber and complete your tax returns for 2013. As a tax professional it is interesting to see how each tax season seems to take on a flavor of its own. This year I found that many clients did not come in early, but delayed gathering their tax information, and came in much later. Another professional in the area called me last week and said he was experiencing the same issue. Compressing an already compressed time frame certainly makes for long hours, and will probably lead to more extensions as well. Over the past few years, new rules have been phasing-in which force financial companies to report cost basis in the stock they sell on your behalf. (Generally I like this new requirement as I have to repaint my ceiling much less frequently as clients are no longer staring at it so intently to come up with the basis in the stock they inherited thirty years ago.) I recall last year, we had many clients with revised 1099 financial packages being issued well into late March. Although I did not see a lot of late issued/ revised financial packages this year, I have a feeling that has something to do with why many people opted to bring in their information later. Technically, you are supposed to file an amendment if additional information surfaces that was not reported on your original returns. This can be cost prohibitive, however, especially if it consists of minor changes. If these items are missed, sometimes the IRS will just send a proposed adjustment and basically rework the tax return for you and propose a balance to pay. California's Franchise Tax Board will typically follow-up as well once they get wind of the issue from the IRS.. If you cannot get your returns completed on time, then you may wish to file an extension. If you are filing your own extension for your personal tax returns with the IRS use Form 4868. Be sure to get some kind of proof of delivery and make a copy of the extension. Even with delivery confirmation it is difficult to prove what you sent. The best way is to e-file the extension through home-use tax software or by using a tax professional that e-files and obtains an electronic submission ID (the new modernized e-file system replaces the old declaration control number system with submission IDs). What about California? In the midst of a tiresome sea of nonconformity with the IRS, I continue to applaud California for this one act – you need not file a form to be granted an automatic extension! After you have filed your federal extension you have until October 15, 2014 (six months) to file your California personal return as well. BEWARE!! Just because you file an extension does not grant you additional time to pay! The tax you calculate on the return you are going to prepare and file by October is still due by April 15. So if you think you might not have enough tax withheld, you need to make some good estimates and send in some checks. You may want to hire a tax professional to help with this calculation. You can send the federal check with Form 4868. For California, you can use FTB Form 3519 to send with your check. There are also electronic options for paying both of these. If you do not pay your tax or file your return on time, interest and penalties are calculated based on any amount of tax you come up short. Interest varies with market changes (currently three percent a year for the IRS and California). If you file an extension, but do not pay in enough tax by April 15, you will pay late payment penalties and interest. The IRS late payment penalties are a half-percent of


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Scene 32: Harry Wilson as the 2500-Year-Old Man (II) H: No, dogs hadn’t yet been invented.

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A: What do you mean by that?

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H: The domestication of descendants of wolves and their conversion into dogs hadn’t been completed. So we had wolves as pets, instead. A: How did that work out? H: Fairly well, except for the occasional times they ate one or two members of the tribe.

Harry, as the 2500-year old man, is being interviewed by son-in-law Andy.

A: Wasn’t that very disturbing to you?

Andy: I assume that there were distinct groups of population in your time?

H: Not really. It was our way of disposing of the old and weak.

Harry: Yes, they were divided into tribes. A: How did you distinguish one tribe from another? Did they have names?

A: How were the relations between tribes? H: As you would expect, sometimes good, sometimes bad.

H: Certainly. There was the Hills Tribe, the Forest Tribe, the Plains Tribe, the Lake A: Did you fight with each other? Tribe, and mine was the Mountain Tribe, which meant that we could look down on H: Oh, yes. We had some dandy little wars. everyone else. That’s a joke, son. A: For what reasons? A: What was the governmental structure in each tribe? H: We didn’t have to have a reason. When we got bored, we fought. H: Each had a Chief and a Medicine Man. The Chief made all the decisions and the A: If you took prisoners, did they become slaves? Medicine Man did a lot of chanting. H: Absolutely not! Slavery is a crime against nature. Do you think we were barbarians? A: How was the Chief chosen? A: I’m delighted to hear that. So what did you do with your prisoners? H: By the club. H: We ate them. A: You mean like an election committee? A: You ate them? How could you possibly condone cannibalism? H: No, I mean the war club. Whoever could wield it best was the Chief; and in our H: It put the prisoners out of their misery, we didn’t have to feed them, and it provided tribe, that was me. us with needed protein—a perfect solution. A: What functions did the other men perform? A: How did it taste? H: Everyone was a hunter. When not hunting, some were builders, some were wagon H: Like chicken. pullers, and so on. A: What was the role of the women? H: They bore and took care of the children, cooked and cleaned. They were supposed to be seen but not heard, but obviously that didn’t happen. We heard a lot from them, believe me. A: Did you practice monogamy or polygamy? H: Every man was limited to one wife, except the Chief, who could have several. A: Did you? H: My first wife made sure I didn’t. A: How? H: With the war club. A: Had fire been discovered? H: Of course! How else do you think we could barbecue? A: What did you do at night for entertainment? H: Mostly, we made babies, although some people preferred to watch TV. A: No way! How did they manage to do that, all those centuries ago? H: They built a box with a hole in it, and sat in front of the box staring at the hole. A: That’s idiotic! H: Now you know where the term “idiot box” comes from.

Lee Brady to Lead Six-Week Creative Writing Workshop

The Creative Writing Workshop, a six-week course taught by SF playwright/ critic/actor Lee Brady, welcomes new and experienced writers of fiction, non fiction, poetry and playwriting ) at the Sally Griffin Center, 700 Jewell, Pacific Grove. The workshop runs from April 10 to May 14. This six- week workshop will include exercises in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and playwriting and writers will share their readings and receive critical responses from the instructor and from their fellow students. Beginning and experienced writers are welcome. There is no fee for the course. To register, go to www.mpc.edu and click on Register icon. If you need help, or more information, contact freshleebrady@gmail.com (831-869-0860 Kathryn Kress at MPC’s Older Adult program kkress@mpc.edu (831-646-4058.

A: Did you have dogs?

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20140509 The following person is doing business as ALLIANCE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, 100 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, Monterey County, CA 93924. GRACIELA HENDRIX, P.O. Box 77, Carmel Valley, CA 93924. Physical: 100 W. Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on March 3, 2014. Registrant commenced to tran2sact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 01-01-12. Signed: Graciela Hendrix. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/14.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20140597 The following person is doing business as CIGARETTES – E CIGS 4 LESS, 1002 B N. Davis Rd., Salinas, Monterey County, CA 93907. NAVTEJ S. NAMAL, 116 Wimbledon Circle, Salinas, CA 93906. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on March 13, 2014. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Navtej S. Namal This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/14.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20140593 The following person is doing business as NORTH STAR INSTITUTE, 950-A Cass St., Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940. KATHERYN ANNE MOTTE UCCELLO, 1420 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 and JEFF BARNARD, 317 Alder St., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on March 12, 2014. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 3/1/14. Signed: Katheryn Uccello. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Publication dates: 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/14.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20140608 The following person is doing business as EJAY ENTERPRISES, 1024 Pacific Grove Ln., Apt. 2, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. FREDERIC PAGE JONES, JR., 1024 Pacific Grove Ln., Apt. 2, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on March 14, 2014. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on January 16, 1985. Signed: Frederic P. Jones, Jr. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/14.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20140465 The following person is doing business as CLASSIC COACHWORKS; EUROPEAN CAR SERVICE; CCW, 368 E. Franklin St., Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940. JB III AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 368 E. Franklin St., Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Feb. 25, 2014. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 2/25/14. Signed: Willard Joseph Beale III, President. This business is conducted by a corporation. Publication dates: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/14.

File Number 20140704 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Advance America; 2. Advance America, Cash Advance Centers; 3. Advance America, Cash Advance Street Address of Principal Place of Business: 97 North Main Street, Salinas, CA 93306, County: Monterey Full name of Registrant: Advance America, Cash Advance Centers of California, LLC, Delaware, 135 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306 This business is conducted by: a limited liability company Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on April 23, 2004.

I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). Signature of Registrant: James A. Ovenden, Title: CFO/VP This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Monterey County on March 27, 2014. 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: MAR 27, 2019 New Filing - with Change(s) 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/14


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a “Springing” Power of Attorney. The agent’s authority “springs” into action upon your loss of capacity. Unless and until you lose capacity, your agent has no authority over your assets. A good Springing Power of Attorney should outline a specific procedure for demonstrating your incapacity such as obtaining a letter from your attending physician that states that you do not have the mental ability to manage your financial affairs. A “Hybrid” Power of Attorney will start off as a Springing Power of Attorney, but will allow you to sign an additional page that converts the Springing Power of Attorney into an Immediate Power of Attorney. This hybrid option allows you to hedge your bets: right now you might not be comfortable in giving your agent immediate authority to act, but in the future, upon getting older or ill, for example, you might change your mind and decide to give your agent immediate authority to act on your behalf. The idea behind the Hybrid Power of Attorney is to give you an additional option.

What Would You Like: A Stressful Life, or a Joyful Life? Rabia Erduman

Self discovery Children learn through observation. We live in a culture where stress and hardship is expected to be part of our daily life. When you are a child, you are at first your natural self — the Magical Child. You are curious, intelligent, fun loving, playful, sensitive, intuitive, ceative, joyful, and honest. As a child you know deep down that survival depends on the grown up “authority figures” who feed you, take care of your survival needs. They become your role models. You’re constantly looking up at them, observing their behavior, trying to be like them. You don’t have choice but to try to imitate them, because your survival as this helpless young child depends on them. “If I’m like my mother, she will approve of me and feed me.” If your father comes home stressed out from his job and you are totally happy, running around, he might not like it. Over the first 4-5 years as a child when you keep observing that people around you are expecting to feel stress, assuming that they are going to have a hard time in a situation before it has happened, you don’t have a choice but to believe them, and start expecting to feel stress more and more. This assumption means

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Many of these types of Power of Attorney concepts are combined. For example, you might execute a Special Immediate Power of attorney if you want to give someone a (1) specific power (2) to act immediately but only (3) during your capacity. Or you might want to execute a General Durable Springing Power of Attorney if you want your agent to have (1) expansive powers (2) that endure after your lose capacity and that (3) only give your agent the authority to act upon your incapacity. Although Power of Attorney documents can be quite helpful, it is often more efficient if you bestow such powers upon your agents through a Revocable Living Trust. If you have an asset that is titled to a Revocable Living Trust and you want to give an agent immediate authority over such an asset, you might need to amend your Trust in addition to executing a Power of Attorney. A Health Care Power of Attorney, which is often part of an Advance Health Care Directive, gives an agent the authority to make health care decisions on your behalf. This is a different concept than a financial Power of Attorney and requires a separate document. A qualified attorney can help you navigate these various options for appointing an agent to step into your shoes. KRASA LAW is located at 704-D Forest Avenue, PG, and Kyle can be reached at 831-920-0205. This article is intended for general information only. Reading this article does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult an attorney licensed to practice law in your community before acting upon any of the information contained

PLONG From Page 21 the balance each month (up to 25 percent). California will charge you five percent up front plus another half percent of the balance each month (up to 25 percent). If you fail to file an extension or file after the extended due date, the IRS and California penalties are each five percent of the balance each month (up to 25 percent). California has an additional trick. If you extend your return and then file late, they go all the way back to the original due date to calculate penalties and interest owed as if you never had an extension. You may also incur underpayment of estimated tax penalties depending on your circumstances. One other nice thing to know: if you owe no tax, you will owe no penalties, even if you file late. Prior articles are republished on my website at www.tlongcpa.com/blog. IRS Circular 230 Notice: To the extent this article concerns tax matters, it is not intended to be used and cannot be used by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law. Travis H. Long, CPA is located at 706-B Forest Avenue, PG, 93950 and focuses on trust, estate, individual, and business taxation. He can be reached at 831-333-1041.

Celebrate our Historic Peninsula Potters

Established in 1967, Peninsula Potters celebrates 36 years in the community of Pacific Grove. First located on Hoffman St., they are now at 2078 Sunset Drive, nestled into their showroom and pottery work space. Five women and one man comprise the current group of potters sharing this historic space and organization. Barbara Rainer, Joan Murray, Victoria Thompson, Sarah Welch and Dr. Bob Petit are the current membership of independent potters, each working within their own style and format. Each potter exhibits their work and several offer workshops to schools and art programs, such as Youth Arts Collective (YAC). Having a common place to work has bound these artists to their history and workshop. The kiln is the centerpiece to the busy artists’ collective with the sharing of materials, clay, and creative talents needed to produce the amazing amount of art that is displayed within the entrance of the workspace. Victoria Thompson states “There are aspects to working with clay as an art. The whole process is an art form with many aspects comes a lifetime of learning.” Peggy Alonas works with slabs or sculpture in addition to pots and use of the wheel to produce her artwork. She was involved at a young age and went to school to learn drawing and painting before she was smitten by clay. “It spoke to me, this versatile material I could sculpt or make a useful object for everyday life.” Barbara Rainer, one of the original members of the group, went to Scripps College as an art major. She took ceramics at Otis Art Institute under the greats – Peter Volkas & Paul Solner. Her mother was inspirational and sent her to school giving her a enjoyment of the arts and a lifelong learning of the medium of clay. Joan Murray fell into clay (literally) and pottery growing up in Corning, NY. She has had a need to create her art ever since. Peninsula Potters will be open during Good Old Days at 2078 Sunset Drive, PG. Their hours are Mon. – Sat. 11-4 p.m. 7 days a week and Sundays 12-4 p.m., or call them for more info at 831-372-8867.

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that your magical, natural qualities are being repressed deeper and deeper, like a door closes, and you forget who you really are. Now, as an adult, you have choices you didn’t have as a child. When you look around, you can see that different people feel different levels of stress or calmness in the same situation, depending on how much healing has happened around their childhood traumas. When you expect stress, you get stress. When you expect relaxation, you get relaxation. You can now respond to a stressful situation in different ways than you had been conditioned to as a child. As you allow the door to start opening to your inner joy and intuition, you realize that this is your life. You have a right to live it in a joyful, relaxed way. And now as an Adult, you have the capacity to bring your healthy qualities back into your daily life. Even in a stressful situation, you can keep loving yourself, and deal with the situation in a strong and capable way, knowing that who you are is always loveable and good no matter what is happening in the outer world.

40 Days to a Healthier Life Style: The Daniel Plan Book Study

Mayflower Presbyterian Church is offering a 6-week study of the book: the Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life Style. The book is written by Pastor Rick Warren, Dr. Mark Hyman, MD, and Dr. Daniel Amen, psychiatrist. The study will assist participants to revolutionize their health as they began a journey to transform their life physically, emotionally and spiritually. The Daniel Plan was designed to be done in a support group. When it comes to getting healthy, two are always better than one. Research has revealed that people getting healthy together lose twice as much weight as those who do it alone. The Daniel Plan shows attendees how the powerful combination of faith, fitness, food, focus, and friends will change their health forever, transforming them in the most head-turning way imaginably---from the inside out. Program Details: 6 Wednesday meetings From April 23- May 28, 2014 6:30 – 8 p.m. Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th Street, Pacific Grove For more information, call 831-373-4705

Mirth O’Matics Laughing it up Again Returning to the Green Chalk Contemporary by popular demand, the Mirth’O’Matics will meet that demand on Saturday, April12 at 8pm. Monterey Peninsula’s home grown improvisation theater troupe perform a variety of improv formats from theater games – think “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” – to open scenes all made up on the spot from audience suggestions. Then the troupe’s abundant supply of imagination and wit turn the suggestions into hilarious scenes. Gerry Orton, Mirth’O’Matics founder and director, said the troupe has made some changes to step up the show’s pace. “Less talk, more improv. Our audiences understand the nuances of the games and scenes, so why not just get to improvising?,” Orton said. The actors like the new format. “We get a suggestion and bang!, we’re off the starting block,” said Rich Westbrook, original cast member and Mirth’O’Matics training coordinator. Robert Reese, Executive Director of the Cherry Center For The Arts, a performance venue for the Mirth’O’Matics, stated the new format has produced their best shows. And audiences have given the quickened pace a thumbs up. “I love the faster pace...the quick starts...amazing.” Now in their sixth year, the Mirth’O’Matics perform through out the Monterey Peninsula plus Santa Cruz. The Mirthers also perform for corporate conferences, organization fund raisers, private parties and community celebrations such as the Monterey History Fest where they didn’t improvise Monterey’s history, just embellished it a bit. Green Chalk Contemporary featured artists are Francie Hester: Symbolic Spaces and Anne Marchand:Threads. The public is invited to tour the gallery before the show.  Green Chalk Contemporary is located at 616 Lighthouse Ave., next to Hulas, New Monterey. Show time is 8pm with doors opening at 7:30. Seating is limited. Tickets: $15, available at the door. For advanced ticket purchase, the public may call 831 718 7232. For more information, the public may call  831 394 3031.


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Pioneering Female Chiropractor

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By Dr. Richard Bend, D.C.

went to the funeral parlor and announced to the director that he was not going to be In my previous article I told you how attending the funeral and to put the casket my grandfather, (Dr. Bend)   became a up for storage or use it on someone who chiropractor.    What you may not know is that my grandmother was also a chiropractor.  Originally she had planned on becoming a nurse and had already been a year in school when her father fell ill.  It was a mysterious illness that had the medical doctors baffled.  When they couldn’t help they sent him home to die, giving him 30 days to live. My grandmother took a leave of absence from school to be with her father to take care of him and plan the funeral. Dr. Bend’s grandmother was a pioneering female Her father was not a chiropractor quitter so he chose to keep trying to live.  There was a chiropractor in town that he’d heard a lot might actually need it.  It would remain of good things about so he decided to go in storage for the next 30 years along with see him much to my grandmother’s horror.  the premature headstone.  She had heard all kinds of awful things My grandmother finally, after sevabout chiropractors and protested his eral months realized that the chiropractor decision begging him not to go.  “Daddy, hadn’t killed her father but had saved him.  Daddy please don’t go to that heathen In fact he was still seeing him even after he quack, he’ll kill you!”  His answer to was feeling fine.  This perplexed her to no her was simple and to the point, “Hon, end. Why see a doctor when you are feelI’m supposed to die in a month. What ing fine? So after a while she swallowed difference does it really make if I die now her pride and went to first apologize to the or then?  Besides I’ve known plenty of man she had insulted and to ask him what people who’ve gone to him, nobody has he had done to her father.  His answer condied yet.”  fused her when he said “Nothing, all I did She went with him to protect him was to unlock the inner healing, that’s it. from the quack she just knew was going Your dad did all the work. I did nothing.” to kill her father.  Anguished tears fell as It was then my grandmother realized they drove to the chiropractor.  Entering that the people she had trusted to tell her the office and unable to control herself the truth had been lying to her, telling her she laid into the chiropractor as he ap- false tales of tragedy and mayhem caused proached her father and spared no insult by ‘chiropractors.’  Why would they tell at the man she believed was about to kill her things that were not true, weren’t they her father.   A stern word from her ‘dying’ supposed to take care of people?  Wasn’t father quieted her but did nothing to quell that what she was learning to do in nursthe fear she was feeling from all the horror ing school? When she asked her instrucstories she’d heard. She was made to stay tors this she was rebuked and when she  in the waiting room with her imagination told them her grandfather was now very running wild of devious devices, evil, vile healthy, alive and well.   “Nonsense” is all snake oils she imagined her father was the head master replied to her. being poisoned with. She left nursing school immediately A very brief time later her father came making the announcement that she was walking out of the room under his own going to become a chiropractor. This was steam moving a bit easier and feeling just met with insults and foul comments from a little better.  “See, see this heathen quack people she had once revered and trusted. couldn’t cure you…see?” she was shriek- Their howls of rage and derision only ing at her father as she stared hate filled strengthened her resolve. She entered daggers at the man she was convinced Palmer Chiropractic college in 1929.  wanted to murder her father.   Again her Opening her office she found herself father silenced her rudeness and thanked busy from day one.  A female chiropractor the Chiropractor and left.  On their way was rare and women supported her with home she was horrified to learn that he was their patronage.  She saw her fair share of to return again and again three times each patients.   The practice flourished for little week for the next month. over a year before an MD down the street Two shrieking protest laden visits entered her office one day.  He was a man later, her father was sleeping well and who did not tolerate women in business feeling well enough to drive himself to the and was certainly no fan of chiropracChiropractor the following week.  After tors, and to have a female chiropractor two weeks he was eating at the table, after practicing in sight of his office was not to three weeks he was working in his garden be tolerated.   again and after four weeks he was secretly He addressed my grandmother in her talking to his former employer to see about waiting room in a manner that was less getting his job back.  Of course my grand- than elegant and was particularly rude mother was convinced that his health was when referring to her person as something merely a temporary reprieve from God in less than ladylike.  My grandmother was reward for her father being such a good a handsome broad shouldered woman man and certainly ‘not’ because of that with hands that my father later learned God awful heathen he was seeing.  dispensed discipline quite efficiently.  In The casket had been purchased, the the blink of an eye my grandma ‘unconheadstone cut with his epitaph with only sciously’ with a closed fisted back hand the date of his passing to be chiseled into knocked the man out cold.  No charges the stone.  Announcements of his pending were pressed but he was influential in getdeparture were sent, flowers ordered and ting her city business license suspended.  tears of premature goodbyes were ever She then went to work for my grandpa.  present as my grandmother continued to Being a female chiropractor was not plan for her father’s inevitable demise. an easy thing in a day when men were men.  The day her father returned to work But she was certainly not afraid to be who he woke early as was his habit and left she was and made it known that she didn’t before the house stirred.  At lunch he take sass from anyone.   

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Last week I left you with a story of Astro, the cattle dog, owned by Peggy and Hank Mauz. The bridge group in which I have been playing for over thirty years has always been graced with dogs, they change as they age and leave us, but although missed deeply, soon a new friend joins the group. Occasionally, it is a feline that condescends to be a part of the team. Two of our cats, Molly and Mikey, loved to sit on the table and kibitz. But the dogs lie beside us, or under the table, hoping against hope that a morsel will fall (or be directed) their way. Our most recent fifth is Roxie, the Labradoodle, sharing her home with Bebo and Mike Logan, our two pups Brandy and Lilah can’t wait for it to be my turn. They bark and jump up and down with delight when the cars containing their friends, Jane Ellen D’Avenas, Bebo and Peggy pull up in front. However, the most enthusiastic and welcoming was Astro, we loved seeing him and he us. Two weeks ago, he died very suddenly. I cannot let him go without a tribute to this wonderful animal, and what better way to tell his story than with the words of his mistress: “Astro burst into our lives! A friend attending a board meeting at the Monterey County SPCA was introduced to him the day he was turned back by a family moving out of the area. This was the second time he was returned. I suspect he was too imaginative for his adoptive families. Our friend immediately called us about this handsome fellow, knowing that we were looking for “the right dog” after we lost our wonderful Bouvier des Flandres, Raisin. Astro charmed us with his good manner, intelligence and movie star looks. He came home with us and immediately became our manager

The timing of his arrival was less than perfect because we were packing to drive south to enjoy thanksgiving with several grandchildren and their parents. We put Astro in the back seat and took off for the long drive. He proved to be a good, if large, traveler. He happily joined the celebration, especially loving playing with the younger family members and their various dogs. It turned out that he suffered separation anxiety and tried to rearrange the window blinds within reach when we were away from the house (many of you can relate to this). The next time we delivered a treat as we left which established a lifelong bribe pattern with which he could endure our absence. When the family went back to school or work, The Tender Tutor came to our house three times a week. Astro shocked us with the speed he mastered “heel”, “stay”, “come” and more commands. He loved balls, rubber, tennis and, especially golf. Our desert house was on a steep hill that descended onto a golf hole. One day, as we sat in the patio, Astro took off down the hill. We looked in front of him and were horrified to see that he was headed for a golfer and his ball. I raced down the hill, but was too late. He had it in his mouth. I ordered him “down”, retrieved the ball and tried to apologize to the surprised golfers. Luckily, they were dog lovers. Golf balls were not his only “ball interest” in the desert. He loved to play “fetch the tennis ball” with “his Dad”. Hank would throw a ball from the top of the hill that went down to the fairway. It was steep and usually well watered. He would start to slide, and instead of trying to right himself, he just rode it out, sometimes on his back, sometimes head first or on his side. He would jump up at the bottom of the hill, grab the ball and deliver it back at top speed as if he had been on his feet the whole time”

He died on March 17, headed for a routine checkup. St. Patrick snapped him up, as he needed help in Heaven. Even now, a few weeks later, Peggy calls him to fetch the newspaper or mail. He will be missed, this Astronomical dog. Tomorrow is the Good Old Days Celebration. My Rotary Club, Pacific Grove, is presenting the annual parade. If you want to visit the shop, remember that Lighthouse will be closed, but you can go up Fountain from Central… We are seriously in need of back room help for sorting, pricing and organizing. Thanks to the generosity of the community, we have been swamped with donations. Stop by and see me or give me a call if you have some time…We are a wonderful group, raising funds for wonderful animals. Jane Roland manages the AFRP Treasure Shop on Fountain Avenue in Pacific Grove she may be reached at gcr770@aol.com, 0r 333-049l or 649-0657


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• April 4, 2014

The Green Page

Green technology surges forward

By Cameron Douglas Accelerating innovation is the common thread in green technology, from lawnmowers to computer games. Here are some of the latest things. Attention campers The BioLite BaseCamp thermoelectric camp stove is a portable device that is used to cook, generate heat, and charge cell phones, all by burning whatever sticks and twigs are put into it. Barbecue with the best of them while radiant heat pours from the side-mounted stovetop. Larger pieces of wood can be inserted in a side port near the base for fireplace-like action. Charge your phone by mounting a small device that converts thermal energy into electricity [enough to boost a phone for one or two calls], then ring a friend and tell them how much fun you’re having. Remember to pack your USB charging cord. It’s a proven design: earlier models were put into use after Hurricane Sandy for cooking, and to assist communications while power was out. Greener lawn care A chance encounter with a gardener at the Monterey Institute of International Studies shows us the future of lawnmowers: quiet, powerful and clean. The batterypowered Neuton CE6 weighs 50 percent less than a similar-size gas-powered mower, has no cord to accidentally cut, and cuts up to one-third acre of grass on a single charge. Approach on the sidewalk and there is no need to cover your ears, even within a few feet of the machine. Drive past with your windows closed and you hear nothing at all. While commercial gardening services will probably stick with gas for now, the Neuton makes sense for homeowners. There’s a trimmer/edger attachment available, and a second battery allows twice the cutting per session. www. neutonpower.com/ Other green lawn mowing options include: Try the John Deere Tango E5 electric mower. It runs itself, guided by a boundary wire along the perimeter. Put your feet up and relax, or program it to deploy automatically while you’re at the beach. There is a drawback however: no bag to collect clippings. Hmmm… Everyone’s getting into the act. Fitness buffs are doing their leg workouts via a re-birth/hybrid of the old push mower, joined with a bicycle. There are many models and colors to choose from. Saddle up and pedal your way to new mown grass. For the geek who has everything, mow your own mini-crop circle with the Grass Printer. Again, no bag, but it adds a personal touch. After mowing the lawn, program what you want to display into the Grass Printer’s touch screen. Sensors will adjust the small blades and your desired message is then cut deeper into the grass: just the thing to entertain passing aircraft or spaceships. Get your game on Eco Action Trumps is a free app that tallies your green actions and turns them into a game of top trumps. Choose 10 eco action cards from a list of 30, such as “take shorter showers” or “car pool.” Your opponents are “Mr. Bio” and “Dr. Green.” Each action you take receives eco points based on how much is saved in carbon emissions, money, and resources like energy, water, time and fossil fuels. You can also play one-on-one with Bio, Green, or a third player named Professor Eco. The app is simple enough for kids;

but adults are playing and giving it very high marks, including 31 five-star reviews on iTunes. Save the whales Another new app is helping commercial ships navigate around traveling whales. Each year, more than 7,300 ships enter and leave the San Francisco Bay. Commercial shipping trade is a fact of human existence, but it can carry a terrible cost when a ship collides with a whale. New shipping lanes have been created, but several whale deaths have since occurred in spite of that. A new user-friendly app is being developed in cooperation with sailors, fishermen and marine scientists, based on whale migration information from NOAA. Speaking to the Huffington Post, John Berge, vice president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping association said: “Everybody agrees that we need to try to keep whales and ships separated physically to the greatest extent possible. Right now, we know where the ships are, but we don’t know where the whales are.” To solve that problem, the app would allow anyone who spots a whale pod to post the information, so that whales can be tracked in real time. The design is still being worked out. For now, incorporating the GPS function on phones could give the quickest, most accurate locations. From hemi to hemp Hemp grows in South Africa. A lot of hemp. The Shell Eco-Marathon Urban Concept Vehicle body is made entirely from hemp fibers. Students at the University of Technology in Cape Town are working with the Shell oil company “to revolutionise the automotive industry with a hydrogen-electric vehicle made completely of recyclable, low environmental impact materials, that uses a range of energy regenerative technologies for a highly efficient, zero emission daily commute.” The project aims to reduce the need for fossil fuels while creating jobs in South Africa. Shell claims the car will be easy to construct, and “has the ability to change the lives of many South Africans and the future of the planet.” Send comments and suggestions for future Green Pages to: cameron@ cedarstreettimes.com/

The BaseCamp barbecue burns real logs, generates good heat and charges your cell phone. Photo courtesy of inhabitat.com/

The Grass Printer electric mower cuts a message or design into your lawn. Photo courtesy of inhabitat.com/

Slow-moving bicycle/lawnmower gets the job done. Image courtesy of treehugger.com/

A single-passenger concept car uses a body made from hemp fiber by students at the University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo courtesy of imaginethat.org/

The Neuton CE6 electric mower in use at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Photo by Cameron Douglas.


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