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Kiosk Fri., Feb. 15

Dance Jam, DJ Michael Z Chautauqua Hall 8-10 PM Adults $10, Teens $5 710-0371 •

Sat. Feb. 9-Sun. Feb. 17 Valentine’s Wine Tasting McIntyre Tasting Studio From 9 AM, $5 649-9463 •

Sat. & Sun. Feb. 16-17

Touch of the Orient Fundraiser Discovery Shop Country Club Gate 372-0866 •

Running for love - Page 14-15

Golf as science - Page 18

Trouble in River City - Page 16

Pacific Grove’s

Fri. & Sat. Feb. 15 & 16 “Stone Soup” ARIEL Theatre Fri., 7 PM, Sat. 2 & 7 PM $6/$5/$4, 775-0976


• Fri.-Sun., Feb. 15-17

Scholar in Residence Conference Congregation Beth Israel 5716 Carmel Valley Road Free, 624-2015

Sun. Feb. 17

“Crazy Love” Concert Sean & Michelle Boulware Community Church 4590 Carmel Valley Rd. 3-5 PM, $20 601-1462

February 15-21, 2013

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This calls for a shovel! Forest and Lighthouse upgrades are under way

Sun,. Feb. 17

“Last Lion” Churchill Tribute Howard Burnham Chautauqua Scout Room 3 PM, $10 803-467-7267 •

Mon. Feb. 18

World Affairs Discussion “NATO” MPC, Soc. Sci. Bldg., Rm. 102 4-5:30 PM, Free •

Back row, L-R: Matt Bosworth, PGCOC; on Shenk, PGCOC and BID; Tom Frutchey, PG City Manager; Mike Adamson, PGCOC; Henry Nigos, PGCOC. Front row, L-R: Tom McMahon president BID; Rick Steres, project architect, Jeanne Byrne project artchitect,; Scott Hall, project architect; Adrianne Jonson, BID and PGCOC.

Wed. Feb. 20

Libertarian Party Annual Mtg. Round Table Pizza 1717 Fremont, Seaside 5:30 PM, Free 238-5058 •

Thurs., Feb. 21

Movie & Discussion “World Peace and Other FourthGrade Achievements” Osio Cinemas, 6-8 PM $5, 625-8399

Fri., Feb. 22 Art Reception PG Art Center 7-9 PM, Free 375-2208

Fri. Feb. 22

First suggested in 1993, the new specific plan for a redesigned, pedestrian-friendly intersection at Forest Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue, the heart of downtown Pacific Grove, has begun. Earth movers, Bobcats, backhoes and more are working on all four corners simultaneously to meet a targeted completion of April, 2013, in time for Good Old Days.

The pedestrian improvements will include sidewalks and bump-outs, street trees, vegetation and street lamps. There will b electrical upgrades and a sprinkler system which will involved moving a City meter that is not being used elsewhere. Public Works Director Mike Zimmer said the sprinkler system will also save staff

Etiquette at Hand

New PG business promotes civility, courtesy

Artist Reception Claudia Stevens PG Art Center 7-9 PM, Free 688-7980 •

By Cameron Douglas “Etiquette is something I’ve always aspired to,” states Carrie Glenn. She’s the Creative Director of Etiquette at Hand, a new, Pacific Grove-based venture aimed at teaching the skills of civil behavior. Amid the hubbub of busy modern life, Glenn identified a need for good manners and took action to meet that need. It’s a new look at the ways of finishing schools, except Glenn refers to hers as “the starting school.”

Fri., Feb. 22

Artist Reception Stevens’ “20 Botanical Works” PG Art Center 7-9 PM, Free 688-7980

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Norah Bernier, age 2, learns the proper way to butter a piece of bread at a dining table on an outing to Fandango with Carrie Glenn, Creative Director of Etiquette at Hand. Photo by Cameron Douglas.

Webster’s defines etiquette to be “conventional requirements as to proper social behavior.” Glenn’s keen interest and study in all kinds of etiquette led to the idea of teaching it to others. “A lot of it is common sense,” she says. The idea blossomed in Glenn’s mind a year ago. “I like being in business for




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Fri. Feb. 22

Wine, Art & Music Walk Downtown PG 6-9 PM, Free 373-3304

Fri. Feb. 22

Chapter Book Friends Monterey Library 4 PM, Free 646-3934 •

Sat., Feb. 23

Bob Dylan, Dylan Thomas Tribute The Works, 7:30 PM $10, 372 2242

Mon. Feb. 25

Art Demo/ Meeting Central Coast Art Assoc. Monterey Youth Center 7 PM, Free 920-8130

Sat., Feb. 23

Have a Heart Dinner for Students University Center, CSUMB 5 PM, $95 582-4141

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myself,” she says. She and her mother once rran a live theater company called “Rated G Productions” in New Monterey, where children could learn acting techniques in a safe, vulgarity-free environment. This year, she made the leap back to self-employment to teach something she loves. Areas of study at Etiquette at Hand include dining etiquette (including nutrition), family and marital etiquette, cultural awareness and social events. There are other possibilities for the future. These include weekend workshops involving topics such as forgiveness. “The focus is on civility,” Glenn explains. “How to treat one another with civility, courtesy and respect. Practice makes habit.” She also talks of using politeness for conflict resolution. Politeness, she says, may even be applied to protect oneself. The business title came about in the course of pondering what the “etiquette at hand” would be for certain situations. A Google search revealed no one else had a business by that name. Etiquette at Hand’s target starting group is pre-school children ages 2-5. From there, age groups run 6-11, 12-16, and adult. Glenn offers courses in business etiquette such as interview techniques, how to shake hands, recommendations for dress, and a concept she calls “promoting your boss.” Etiquette at Hand offers tea parties for ages 6 and up, where hosts learn how to lay out the cups and utensils, write invitations and follow up with RSVP’s and thank you notes. Glenn loves the concept of afternoon tea. “It’s a chance to stop and be in the moment with positive topics.” Class time is available for preschoolers Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon. Glenn describes these classes as “discovering the world around you while learning.” They also afford an opportunity to identify children’s learning strengths and weaknesses. Students may attend one day a week or all five. Parents are welcome to come and stay. Afternoon classes are available on certain days for older kids, along with evening classes for adults. To learn more and obtain contact information, log on to:

Point Sur Lightstation

Science Saturday Marvelous Mushrooms PG Natural History Museum 11 AM-3 PM, Free 648-5716 •


Point Pinos Lighthouse Volunteer Introductory Meeting

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Sandy the Whale’s 30 Birthday PG natural History Museum 1 PM, Free 648-5716 •

Sat., Feb. 23

Sun., Feb. 24

Heritage Society Annual Mtg. Asilomar History Lecture Performing Arts Center 1 PM, Free for Members $10 Non-Members, $15 Family 372-2898

Howard Burnham will perform his tribute to Winston Churchill, “The Last Lion: Churchill At Hyde Park, NY,

February 16 & 17

Sunday Feb. 10 • 1:30pm State Park Headquarters 2211 Garden Road, Monterey

Saturday: 10a.m.–6p.m. Sunday: Noon–4:30p.m.


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time currently spent hauling water to the area in the middle of the night in order not to disrupt traffic flow. And while traffic is currently disrupted, businesses on Lighthouse and Forest are open and conducting business as usual. They can look forward to an attractive downtown shortly. The City Council approved an agreement with Nor-Cal Contractor, the low bidder, for the construction of the changes. The engineer’s estimate was $213,350 and Nor-Cal’s bid came in at $190,850 plus a 10 percent contingency fee. There were meetings and plan reviews, seemingly never-ending, before a decision was reached. Jeanne Byrne, whose firm drew up the plans, credits Zimmer with getting the plans to the final stage. One advantage the delay brought was the current availability of more green (and cost-worthy) products to be used in the project which will reduce storm water and surface water runoff. Funds will come from the 2007 Jeanette McIndoo bequest, a $309,000 gift to the City targeted for beautification.

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Marge Ann Jameson

Cop log Burglary/Not burglary

A reported residential burglary on Junipero turned out to be a case of trespassing. The victim said the suspect was on her property without permission and she doesn’t know how he got the key to her gate.


A woman on 8th Street reported a residential burglary.

Another burglary

A couple on 8th Street reported a past tense residential burglary.

Yet another burglary


Great Taste Of PG PG PRIDE’s 20th Annual PG PRIDE’s 20th Annual was a great success! was a great success!

The next day, there was another residential burglary on 8th Street. It looks like the people who live on 8th Street better get new locks. Or has the perpetrator moved on? Whatever, lock your doors and windows if you leave home!

Burglary, but this time on 12th Street

An older man on Brentwood Ct. reported someone forced entry into his home and destroyed property.

Trespassing became vandalism

On Feb. 6, a suspect was located on property on Presidio Blvd. He was admonished not to trespass. He came back later and vandalized the home.

Drinking juveniles. Wait. Juveniles drinking.

Three juveniles, one aged 16 and two aged 17, were reporting drinking on school grounds on Congress. They were arrested, booked, cited, and released to responsible parties.

Come join us for an evening of Great Food, Great Wine and a Great Silent Auction at The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach

on March 3 from 4 - 7pm With over 20 local restaurants and a dozen wineries participating this year including: Patisserie Bechler, Aliotti’s Victorian Corner, Fandango Restaurant, Joullian Vineyard, Smith & Hook, Pisoni Vinyards and many more! Tickets for the event are $50 per person (over 21 years of age only, please) For reservations please call (831) 642-4943

We are currently seeking sponsors for the event and accepting donations to our Silent Auction as well. Please call (831) 642-4943 or email: for information. All proceeds benefit schools in the Pacific Grove Unified School District.

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Hanging around

An 85-year-old woman reported someone put a hangman’s noose in her front yard tree on Presidio. Didn’t your dad tell you it was illegal? We couldn’t find a definitive answer as to the legality of making a hangman’s noose, but indications are that it’s illegal in most jurisdictions to use one to intimidate. Probably your dad told you it was illegal when you were learning to tie knots so you wouldn’t accidentally hang your hamster.

Broken record: Lock your car

A man on 12th Street said someone got into his car and took some money and a pair of binoculars. The car was unlocked at the time.

TP is not going to keep you warm for long

On Caledonia, someone lit pieces of toilet paper and seat covers on fire, probably in an effort to keep warm.

Phone fraud

There were two cases of attempted phone fraud. One victim was 92 which carries an enhancement of solicitation of the elderly. So that’s it. Other than a couple of cases of domestic abuse and some mentally disturbed people – neither of which we report on – there were no other crimes reported between February 2 and February 8, 2013. We’d already reported last week on the Sunday, Feb. 3 incident of the drunk guy with an axe thrashing the Pacific Grove welcome sign. There was no drunk driving, no people backing into each other in the parking lot, no bark bark barking dogs. Was everyone on their best behavior because of the AT&T?

Jewelry store robbed at gunpoint in Carmel Rancho Shopping Center

On February 8, 2013, at approximately 1115 hours, two suspects entered Hesselbein’s Jewelers, in the Carmel Crossroads Shopping Center and robbed the business of an estimated $200,000 in jewelry. The two men posed as utility workers investigating a gas leak. They brandished a handgun at store employees and tied them up. The two men then stole an estimated $200,000 in jewelry from the display cases. They fled out the back door. The store owner was able to free himself and alert law enforcement. Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies were on scene quickly and conducted a search for the suspects. The suspects were not located and the investigation is on-going. The suspects were described as black male adults, between the ages of 30 and 40. They were wearing white hard hats, orange reflective safety vests, and tan/brown colored pants.

Animal Friends offers low adoption fees during February

To help Cupid make even more love matches this month, Animal Friends Rescue Project is offering "pick your price" adoption fees for a group of very deserving dogs that have been in our care the longest. Dog adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines, flea treatment, deworming and free wellness exam. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for a lifetime of unconditional love! Visit their website to see who is waiting for you at or stop by our adoption center located at 560 Lighthouse Ave in Pacific Grove. Don’t delay: Fetch Your Furry Valentine by February 28.


Times • February 15, 2013

Jon Guthrie

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

The News … from 100 years ago. Windbreak argument continues

At this week’s meeting to again discuss a windbreak, there seemed to be a unanimous feeling of animosity for the idea. W. H. Fletcher advocated purchase of land for a park with playground equipment, but “not one red cent for a windbreak”. He suggested that in a wind strong enough to matter, the windbreak trees would all blow down. C. K. Tuttle said the purchase of land for a park should be accomplished before playground equipment is considered. The Rev. Joseph Wilkes said that he stood against a windbreak, but favored a park. He said the city funds left over from construction of a storm waterway in the amount of $13,000 would be well spent invested in a park. F. A. Work suggested establishing a park and planting a lot of trees throughout. Mrs. E. L. Hollingsworth said that Pacific Grove was in the midst of a lovely forest and more trees were not needed, even for a windbreak. But Mrs. Habbitt said that she was very much in favor of a park and hoped the trustees did not repeat the biggest mistake in history, which was the failure to purchase the Bathhouse when it was on the market. E. L. Buck was the only individual to speak in favor of a windbreak. Buck said that he was from Nebraska where windbreaks were planted at intervals throughout the growing fields. He said they worked out quite well. The third and final discussion meeting will be convened soon. Keep it in mind and plan now to attend.

• Learn Pharmacy at home through the California School of Pharmacy. Earn high wages. For information, contact us in San Francisco. • Have your auto mobile repaired in a fireproof building. Pacific Grove garage. • Sierra Bldg Co. offers savings and good work. Call us for an estimate. Red 378. • Use a typewriter free when you study secretarial services by mail. Write Brown Home Study School. St. Louis.

And the cost is …

• Don’t walk. It’s hard work. Buy a bicycle at Wright’s Hardware. Then just walk up hill. American Flyers are just $45, this week only. • J. Steiner has just lowered the price of Utah coal from $15 a ton to $13 a ton, delivered. • Pacific Grove Bakery is hiding a dime in every 100th sack used for protecting a loaf of loaf of bread. Buy a dozen loaves for $1 and get lucky.

Author’s notes

1. The General failed to mention that one of the first contingencies of “colored” troops (African-American) would soon arrive here. 2. Free information by telephone would quickly disappear not to return until the era of the smart phone.

C. H. Harris in business

Mr. C. H. Harris has gone into business as an insurance, real estate, and houserenting agent. Formerly a notary public, Harris intends to continue that line of endeavor. Harris says that he holds a lengthy list of homes, both “for sale” and “for rent”. Vacation cottages are available for as little as ten dollars a week. Harris represents many other types of property as well as small farms here and there.

Information by telephone

People are not leaving as much to chance in these modern days of the telephone. Even many farms are as reachable as community homes. Just tell the operator whom you want to be connected with and soon you will be chatting like you were in the same room. When a call comes in, be careful of the number of rings. Many phones are party lines. There are also questions to be asked of your friends as well as about telephone service. Yes, you can call long distance for a slightly higher fee. Just tell the operator what you want. Want to know the correct time? Ask your operator. Want to know what’s happening at the theater? Ask your operator. In fact, there’s a world of information available to you. Just ask your operator. 2

Dead by beating

Unconscious from a severe beating and with his money missing, a man was found last night lying in the railroad yards. The man died before medical services could be rendered. His identity has not been determined. Constable G. A. Cano was making his nightly rounds when he made the gristly discovery. The man ha d a slight chance of recovery at that time. Cano at once had the man taken to hospital, but with no avail. It is assumed that the stranger was the victim of a vicious attack by two or more ruffians. His head was beaten almost into a state of non-recognition and he bore several other wounds including stab wounds. Investigators are visiting known gambling sites to determine if the man won a sizable sum of money which was subsequently stolen from him.

From bad to worse

Last week we reported that roof tiles had been removed from the Custom House and stolen. No suspects have been identified yet, but this week the Custom House flag was removed and taken. If this keeps up the entire Custom House may soon disappear. Know anything? The law would love to hear from you.

Presidio inspection

During the morning hours of this Monday past, Maj. General Wood arrived for a surprise visit at the Presidio of Monterey. Wood is the current chief of staff for the United States army. He arrived for an inspection after riding in an automobile entourage from Santa Cruz. Wood, who first departed from San Francisco a week ago, is lodged at the Del Monte. After arriving at the Presidio, Colonel H. C. Bowan greeted the General. Colonel H. C. Bowan. Rumors have been going around that the Presidio is going to be closed, but Wood denied that as an unfounded tall tale. He said that there is to be a concentration of infantry at the Presidio of San Francisco, but that has nothing to do with the Presidio of Monterey except that it has been decided to remove the infantry from here and replace them with a company of cavalry. Wood noted that while the Presidio of San Francisco is a valuable piece of property, the Presidio here has practically no value. The General said that even though nothing will be done until the breakwater is finished, project completion is planned for 1915. The General also said the Presidio passed inspection with flying colors. 1


A man who loves a business is seldom systematized. He has never been a mother nor a nurse, and so he has no practice. He is unwilling to trust the laws of business. He even has no written contracts governing the efforts of those working for him. Systematizing is a job in and unto itself. The best man for this job is someone aware of the laws of business, but one who is unaffiliated with the business in question. May we suggest Dr. Heathcock, a specialist in systematizing? You will think these are pennies well spent.

Tidbits from here and there

• Mrs. N. R. Burlingame is planning a trip to San Jose to visit a friend. She will be away several weeks. • Mrs. M. W. Mathey and daughter, from Sacramento, are visiting in the Grove for a couple of weeks.

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

February 15, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

Jonathan Lammers to speak on Asilomar history

On Sunday, February 24 at 1 p.m., the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove will hold its brief annual meeting followed by “The History of Asilomar,” a lecture by historian Jonathan Lammers. The slide-illustrated talk will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Asilomar Conference Center. All proceeds will benefit the Heritage Society. The event will be held at the Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center, on the Pacific Grove Middle School campus located at 835 Forest Avenue. Tickets are free for Heritage Society Members, $10 for non-members and $15 for non-members families or couples. Call 372-2898 to order tickets or for more information. Lammers is a historian with extensive experience researching and evaluating historic properties in northern California, including detailed investigations of eight buildings at Asilomar and National Historic Landmark buildings designed by noted architects Julia Morgan and John Carl Warnecke. He is with the historic preservation firm of Page and Turnbull, and spent over a year conducting detailed investigations of the Asilomar buildings. He is also an experienced preservation planner who has authored historic context research for the cities of Pacific Grove, Benicia, Elk Grove, Richmond and San Francisco. His work has received awards from the California Preservation Foundation. The Heritage Society was founded in 1975 and encourages the restoration and preservation of Pacific Grove’s historic buildings. It strives to educate present day residents about local history and historic preservation and hopes to instill pride in the community and its architectural resources. For more information about the Pacific Grove Heritage Society, call 372-2898 or email

Works hosts tribute to two Dylans

Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas are two of the most passionate, intuitive, and glorious voices of the twentieth century: two artists, related by name and attitude. They were both teenage performers, working at their art before they were fully grown. Also, both had connections to the Monterey Peninsula. Dylan Thomas enjoyed a remarkable encounter with the great Robinson Jeffers in Carmel Valley in 1950, and returned to Carmel with his wife, Caitlin, in 1952. Their comportment was memorable. Bob Dylan came to the peninsula in 1963 to play at the Monterey Folk Festival at the Fairgrounds. For the first time, he sang on stage with Joan Baez. For the next three days they “hung out” at her house in Carmel Highlands. Later that year he moved in with Joan, they had some adven-

tures in Carmel Valley, and Bob wrote at least two songs while he was here. This show presents and explores the distinctive powers of the two Dylans, separately and together,  as performed by: Taelen Thomas, a poetical showman who has been performing the works of  Dylan Thomas since 1983, sometimes even daring to imitate, admiringly,  the rolling, resonant Welsh thunder of the man’s fabled voice;  Richard Rosen (harmonica and vocals), who has been playing Bob Dylan songs for a long time; and Steve Mortensen, a singer/songwriter, recording artist, and sound engineer who has been playing Dylan songs for years. The performance will be at The Works,  667 Lighthouse, on Saturday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. Admittance is $10. Call 372 2242 for more information.

Book publishing class scheduled Book editor Laurie Gibson will present a class called “Book Publishing 1-2-3: From the Writer’s Fingers to the Readers’ Hands” on Monday, March 4 at Old Capitol Books in Monterey. The one-hour program, which begins at 7 p.m., will include an overview of the book business, including traditional, electronic and selfpublishing. Also it will offer literary/editorial tips to help writers refine their craft, practical ideas to help writers get published

and sell their work, writing exercises and a handout with writers resources. There will be a question and answer session. The cost is $10. No pre-registration is required. Attendees will receive a discount on future editorial services, including manuscript evaluation. Call (858) 635-1233 for more information or email Old Capitol Books is located at 559 Tyler St., Monterey.

President’s Speaker Series focuses on innovation in education

Stanford researcher visits CSUMB Feb. 27

The President’s Speaker Series at California State University, Monterey Bay continues Feb. 27 when Sebastian Thrun of Stanford University visits campus. With the theme of “Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education,” the series will focus on the challenges facing higher education in an era of increased demand, changing demographics and declining state support. The speaker series brings nationally recognized leaders in education theory, innovation and policy to campus to discuss these issues. Dr. Thrun is a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Stanford, where he also serves as the director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab. His research focuses on robotics and artificial intelligence. He is the co-founder of Udacity, which is using the rapid increase in the availability of high-bandwidth Internet service to experiment with the delivery of high quality university-level education at a low cost. His talk will start at 3:30 p.m. in the World Theater, followed by a question-andanswer session moderated by CSUMB Provost Kathy Cruz-Uribe. The World Theater is located on Sixth Avenue near A Street. Driving directions and a campus map are available at The community is invited to this free event. No tickets are necessary, but reservations are requested. Please RSVP by Feb. 22 by calling Jeannie Lopez at 582-3530, emailing or going online at The series continues on April 25, when Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, visits campus.

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Tom Stevens

Otter Views

High Tides and Tall Trees The Year of the Sea Snake opened appropriately as six-foot tides surged and receded along the old Chinese fishing grounds. The massive tides wowed AT&T visitors and sent beachcombers home with soaked trousers. While December’s sevenfoot “king tides” still rule, this week’s events merit “queen tide” status. Every morning, offshore rocks that normally delineate the coast submerged like U-boats to lurk unseen until the ebb. Viewed from the recreation trail, the foamy ocean looked “fat” and torpid, but wise sea birds sought refuge atop pinnacles. At flood tide, the beaches narrowed to crescents no wider than the silvery grin of the new moon responsible for all this mischief. At ebb tide a few hours later, it looked like an entirely different coast. The surfaced U-boat rocks now stood well out of the water. The beaches had widened to maximum girth. Sea birds pecked startled crustaceans from the newly dry shallows. Near Monterey wharf, even the most junior harbor seals reclined on sunny boulders. On Sunday morning, the Pacific Grove shoreline hosted walkers and runners in a benefit event for women in crisis. The 9 a.m. bullhorn start sent hundreds of 5-K and 10-K runners surging forward. Seen from the trail below, they formed a bobbing, dancing Chinese New Year lion of colorful shirts and Spandex tights. Only the firecrackers were missing. Gong Hee Fat Choy! As the racers strung out along Otter Cove toward their diverse turnarounds, a meaty north swell wrapping into the bay beefed up the morning’s high tide. Runners wearying of the pavement view or the legs just ahead could look seaward. There, sparkling blue waves with foamy backs thundered into the rocks, salting the air with a sunlit mist as fine as the morning. Beyond the cove, the queen tides swept in and out with equal spectacle. At Asilomar and Spanish Bay on Monday, workers stacking AT&T fencing atop flatbed trucks had to shout to be heard above the ocean’s roar. As surfers zig-zagged across steep, overhead waves, the tide-fattened surge sent rocks and flotsam tumbling, clashing and grinding up the beach. It was not a good day for wading. On Tuesday, hiking boots replaced the waders, and tall trees supplanted the queen tides. A friend’s suggestion prompted a rare excursion away from the coast and up into the redwoods above Santa Cruz. Our destination was Big Basin State Park, but the first stop was a specialty cupcake place in downtown Santa Cruz. It is Valentine’s Week, after all. Provisioned with cupcakes, carrots, egg sandwiches and water, we set out on the winding mountain road that dips and swerves through Felton, Boulder Creek and Ben Lomond. Somewhere, the Sea Snake was smiling, especially when a Tibetan Buddhist monastery appeared at a sinuous curve in the road. The Santa Cruz Mountains have long welcomed spiritual seekers and practitioners of the devotional life, so this monastery seemed a fitting complement to the Hindu and Vietnamese Buddhist sanctuaries on Mount Madonna. A ribbon of chimney smoke suggested the monks were at home in what looked like a repurposed vacation inn. A fanciful courtyard wishing well bespoke 1950s vintage. The Buddhists have occupied the property long enough to build a hillside memorial temple and a large stupa, both glinting with intricate spires and gold-colored adornments. The walls of the memorial display scores of hand-painted floral tiles, each dedicated to a sponsor or loved one. The lofty stupa sits beside a bamboo grove higher up the hill. Storms and lightning surely beset that place, but on this morning all was tranquil. At length we reached Big Basin, which became California’s first state park in 1902. Against long odds, conservationists headed by one Andrew P. Hill convinced Sacramento politicos that 300-foot redwoods would prove more valuable as a standing forest than as building supplies. Area loggers were not amused. A granite monument to A.P. Hill rises trailside at Slippery Rock, where he and his group camped in 1900. Shallow holes bored into a nearby boulder reveal where Ohlone Indians ground acorns into flour long before the campers showed up. In contrast to the thunderous seas just a few miles downhill, water could barely be heard trickling down a small waterfall near the acorn holes. Hill’s unpopular championship of the redwoods eventually manifested in a 3,500-acre park, a setting spacious enough to provide near-monastic tranquility, at least in winter. We hiked for a few hours through the forest, hearing only footsteps and bird calls. At dusk, we paid our respects to the Mother and Father of the Forest, a pair of 300-footers overlooking the park entrance. Then it was time to serpentine from the tall trees back down to the land of the queen tides. Happy New Year to all snake people.


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Arts and Events

Up and Coming Art exhibit and reception at the Art Center The Pacific Grove Art Center will feature an exhibit by award winning botanical artist Claudia Stevens at its Annand Galley February 22 through April 4. An artist reception for the exhibit will be held at the Center on Friday February 22, 7−9 p.m. Stevens, a longtime artist based in Aptos, will be exhibiting her “20 Botanical Works,” composed of art created during her work on the Native Plantworks Project. The Project is a collaboration of fine art, botanical science and cultural anthropology. The exhibit illustrates native California plants that were used historically by indigenous people of California for food, fiber and medicinal purposes. While all the paintings are scientifically accurate, they are also beautiful. This combination of art, science and anthropology makes the exhibit different from most art showings. The objective of the Native Plantworks Project is to use the art of traditional botanical painting as a vehicle to re-learn some of the biotic and cultural knowledge that has been lost through the centuries. The goal of the project is to raise visibility and public awareness about the importance of California native plants, including

SoDA presents “Words on Stage,” love letters of John and Abigail Adams “Words on Stage” is a regular series offered by the School of Dramatic Arts, presenting informal readings of great literature, both poetry and prose, to local and visiting audiences. The February 17 and 18 program is “Love Letters of John and Abigail Adams.” Admission is free. Donations are welcome and support the scholarship fund of Pacific Repertory Theatre’s School of Dramatic Arts at the Indoor Forest Theatre (underneath the stage of Carmel’s historic outdoor Forest Theatre) at the corner of Santa Rita and Mountain View, Carmel-by-the-Sea. For more information visit

some that are now rare and endangered species. The exhibit will also include written descriptions of the ethnobotanical significance of each plant represented by Stevens’ paintings. Ethnobotanist and author Kat Anderson contributed to the text of these descriptions as a team member of the Project. Both Stevens and Anderson will be present at the reception. Claudia Stevens gathers plant specimens from various wilderness sites in Central California. According to Claudia, “Native Americans harvested plants for food, fiber and medicine for several thousand years. Many of these same plants still grow here today. People walk by them without a clue of the historical and cultural background these plants hold. Plants, and how people have used them, are a symbol to our connection to nature. To indigenous people around the globe, the natural world is a vital support resource which fully supports their lives and their culture. They use the land wisely without depleting or abusing the natural resources around them. Flowering plants are key players in the natural world, not only for their beauty, but as life giving resources.” The exhibit will enable viewers to experience wonderful works of art while learning about local plant fauna. Claudia Stevens’ other works can be viewed online at .Call 688-7980 for more information

You are cordially invited to join us for our premiere Art Walk of 2013, Fri., Feb. 22 at Artisana Gallery. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, meet featured artists and hear the sweet vocal stylings of local artist Nedda Lentini from 6:00-9:00 p.m. "From Monarch Trees to the Sea in Pacific Grove" features the photography of local artists Robert Pacelli and Kim Worrell. A portion of proceeds from this show will be contributed to the fund for trees in the Monarch Sanctuary. Join us in continuing the restoration of this very important treasure of Pacific Grove. Showing Feb. 1-Feb.28, 2013. A few words from Robert Pacelli: “I have been filming the monarchs in the Pacific Grove Sanctuary for over 20 years. I have committed the last four years to the cause of restoring the monarch habitat. Also, I have been recognized for my achievements by the Barcelona International Film Festival, the Cine Eagle, Lilles International Film Festival, the Hiroshima Film Festival, San Francisco Chronicle and Art Weekly. My work has been featured at museums throughout the world, such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Laguna Gloria Museum at Austin, Texas and more recently at the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California.” A few words about Kim Worrell: Kim has spent most of her life caring for animals as a veterinarian assistant. She is a volunteer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and one of only two people who have been given the special duty of grooming the baby sea otters. Kim spends many hours at the Hopkins Marine Station Beach photographing sea life there to include being one of the first people to capture the giant squid and elephant seal. Her unique perspective of the coastal world around us is reflected in her photography.


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‘Crazy Love’ benefit at Community Church

Sean and Michelle Boulware will headline a concert on Sunday, February 17 at the Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula. The concert, dubbed “Crazy Love,” will benefit the church’s outreach programs, including feeding and clothing the homeless. The time is 3-5 p.m. The Boulwares will be joined by musical friends in a program of Broadway, pop, classical, opera, jazz originals and humor. A $20 donation is suggested. Tickets may be obtained by credit card by calling Janice Griffen at 6011462 or by email at, or be purchased at Bookmark or the church office, or from members of the Carmel High Chamber Singers. The church is located at 4590 Carmel Valley Road. The phone number for the church is 624-859. The Carmel High Chamber Singers can be reached at             .

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Times • February 15, 2013

“Since the Moon Appeared: The Painted Legacy of Latin America” Color Photographs and Chronicles by Jeffrey Becom

Katie Shain and Mike Clancy It is the “history, mystery and power” of “painted walls” that has held lure and inspiration over Jeffrey Becom’s art for more than three continuous decades. Pacific Grove resident and internationally acclaimed artist Becom’s current exhibit, “Since the Moon Appeared: The Painted Legacy of Latin America,” is a collection of color photographs and chronicles. It is currently installed at the Museum of Monterey and open for viewing. More recently, it is Becom’s forays in Latin America that foreshadowed his current photographic exhibit. “Since the Moon Appeared” exhibit consists of 22 spectacular color photographs produced during two decades of travel throughout Latin America exploring and documenting the use of color on houses, churches, tombs and walls. As pointed out in the Museum’s words, “the title of this exhibition derives from a conversation the artist had in 1995 with an elderly Maya church guardian in Highland Guatemala. “Since the moon appeared” evocatively expresses the fact that indigenous cultures throughout Mexico, Central and South America have been painting their places of shelter, worship and final rest with a continuity of meanings dating back millennia.” Each stunning and visually detailed photograph is accompanied by historical research commentary and personal stories told in Becom’s own words. Countless days and nights were invested in getting to thoroughly know the indigenous people and understanding how they live, often spending months in a particular area before executing his first click of the shutter. Becom’s unique photographic style is predominantly and intentionally devoid of people, especially people’s faces to purposely draw attention to structures and colors, his true subject. In a sense, Jeffrey Becom can be considered somewhat of a goodwill ambassador to Latin American countries. His documentary style approach has been

very much appreciated by governments in several countries and they have on occasion provided him with personal “letters of conduct” to expedite his safe passage into remote areas. With his work sold in many galleries across the country and in Europe, Becom is living the life of an accomplished and successful artist. His artistry builds on deep understanding and appreciation for people and the culture that lies beneath the images he paints and photographs. He likes to “figure out why things happen.” Jeffrey Becom is a perfect example of the artistic talent and social consciousness that resides here in our beautiful Monterey Bay area. Originally from the Midwest, beckoned by art as a youth and formally trained as an architect due to parental influence, Becom first found commercial success as an architectural designer in San Francisco in the early‘70s. The financial boon from his professional architectural career allowed him to embark on a 12-year journey throughout lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Resulting were his first book, Mediterranean Color, a PBS/BBC documentary entitled For the Colors, A Journey Through Italy, and award-winning Maya Color: The Painted Villages of Mesoamerica, coauthored with his wife, Sally Aberg. Plan to drop by the Museum of Monterey to catch this inspiring exhibit in the Atrium Gallery. A free opening reception with the artist will be held on February 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. In addition, Becom will be giving a free lecture for the public at the Museum of Monterey on March 28. The Museum of Monterey is located at 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Phone: 831-372-2608. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 12 – 5 Sunday (except major holidays), closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission is $5 for non-members; free for MOM members. First Wednesday of every month at MOM admission is free to the public from 1-5.

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Above: Girl, Green Tomb and Volcano, Sololá, Guatemala, part of the exhibit “Since the Moon Appeared: The Painted Legacy of Latin America” by Pacific Grove photographer Jeffrey Becom.

Above: Jeffrey Becom’s 20-years of journeying through Latin America culminates in this exhibit at the Museum of Monterey. “Each image in this exhibition is accompanied by a story written by the artist, illuminating the symbolism and history behind the locations, forms and colors on houses, churches and tombs.”

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Up and Coming Artist shares at art association meeting

Popular local artist Delia Bradford will demonstrate her luminescent painting techniques at the regular monthly meeting of the Central Coast Art Association, Mon., Feb. 25, starting at 7 p.m. The Association meets 7–9 pm on the fourth Monday of the month at the Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl St (next to Dennis the Menace Park) Monterey. Attendance is open to the public and free. Delia will create a Carmel cypress tree landscape using acrylic paints. Her impressionistic style conveys her vital attraction to nature. Raised in Big Sur by professional artist parents, Delia has pursued a lifetime of art. She exhibits in a number of galleries and festivals along the central and northern California coast. Learn more about Delia Bradford at For more information, call 920-8130 or email .

MPC Storybook Theater presents “Cinderella” Monterey Peninsula College Theatre Company’s 2013 season opens with “Cinderella,” a show to be enjoyed by the whole family. The play will be presented February 21 through March 10 at Carmel Middle School. Michele Vacca’s lively adaptation of this timeless and beloved French tale weaves together humor and romance, along with a generous touch of magic. Portraying the title character in the production is actress Ayanna Blount. Among the exceptional cast are MPC Theatre Arts alum Mary Ann Lucido (Mama Frieda) and Faith Collins-Beety (Fairy Godmother). They are joined on this production by former classmates Dan Beck (MPC Theatre Technical Director and set designer) and Gloria C. Mattos Hughes (costume designer). The cast includes many Storybook Theatre veterans.

Tickets are on sale at the MPC Box Office (646-4213) and online at https:// Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Carmel Middle School Theatre at 4380 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. A discount preview will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. All seats will be $10 for the preview. The MPC Box Office is located at 980 Fremont Street, Monterey. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 young adults (16-21) and military, and $9 for children 15 and under. Tickets may be purchased from the MPC Box Office (646-4213) Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 3-5 p.m., at the performance venue 90 minutes prior to any performance, or online at  

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Arts and Events

Up and Coming Carmel Art Association notes upcoming events Through March 5 the Carmel Art Association will host several events. “From The Board with Love” is a show featuring work by the CAA’s fifteen-member board of directors: paintings by Patty Biederman, Will Bullas, Pamela Carroll, Cornelia Emery, Heidi Hybl, Andrea Johnson, Gerard Martin, Alicia Meheen, Daria Shachmut, Pamela Takigawa, Richard Tette, Belinda Vidor and Jan Wagstaff; plus sculpture by Doug Downs and Eleen Auvil. Although the show’s title is a nod to Valentine’s Day, the pieces in the show will not be theme-related, but will showcase the diversity of the board members’ styles and subject matter. Special memorial shows are planned for two CAA artists who recently passed away: sculptor Mike

Donahue and painter Carole Minou. Mike Donahue began his sculpting career rather late in life, creating one-of-a-kind bronzes of fanciful, imaginative boots and shoes rich with whimsical detail. He stated on his bio, “My goal is to perfect my wax and metal finishing to the high est standards and create the most complex pieces I can.” His small body of work, which By Mike Donahue

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By Carole Minou will be in the show in its entirety, clearly demonstrates that he satisfied his objective. Carole Minou was a meticulous, mostly self-taught painter who joined the CAA in 1980. One of her most visible projects is the map of Carmel at Nielsen’s Market which she created with cartoonist Bill Bates. Her life-long interest in Tibetan Buddhism took her to India for most of the last 10 years of her life, where she passed away last September. The pieces in the show are a modest sampling of her work as a painter. “Major influences on my work,” she commented, “are music, light, and my family, not always in that order.” The Carmel Art Association is located on Dolores Street between 5th and 6th and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information please call 624-6176 or visit

Season premier of Wine, Art & Music Walk is Feb. 22 Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will host the season premier of the 2013 Wine, Art and Music Walk on Friday, February 22, from 6-9 pm. in downtown Pacific Grove. Julie Heilman will display her art at the Studio Nouveau at 170 B Grand Avenue. Participating venues include Glenn Gobel Custom Frames at 562 Lighthouse Avenue,  Barry Marshall Studio at 213 Grand Avenue, Strouse and Strouse Studio Gallery at 178 Grand Avenue, Studio Nouveau at 170 B Grand Avenue,  Sprout Boutique at 210½ Forest Avenue,  Sun Studios  - 208 Forest Avenue, Tessuti Zoo - 171 Forest Avenue, and Artisana Gallery at 309A Forest Avenue. The Pacific Grove Art Center will open from 7-9 p.m., as well. The event is complimentary and open to the public.  Art Walk maps are available at any of the above locations or the Chamber.  For more information, contact the Chamber at 373-3304.  

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Stevenson School will host a public screening of “World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements” on Thursday, February 21, 6-8 p.m., at Osio Cinemas in Monterey. The movie will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Molly Bozzo, head of Stevenson’s PK-8 Carmel Campus. This award-winning documentary interweaves the story of John Hunter, a teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his students’ participation in an exercise

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called the World Peace Game. The game triggers an eight-week transformation of the children from students of a neighborhood public school to citizens of the world. The film reveals how a wise, loving teacher can unleash students’ full potential. Due to the theater’s limited seating, registration is required to attend this event. Tickets are $5 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Community Partnership for Youth non-profit organization. Register at www.stevensonschool. org/film or call 625-8399 for more information.

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Jane Roland

Animal Tales and Other Random Thoughts

Ranch. One, Patches, a lovable mutt, went to Washington with Bill Donnelly and his wife Honoria, the daughter of Gerald and Sara Murphy who sponsored the Lost Generation of artists in Paris and were considered models for the protagonists in “Tender is The Night,” by F.Scott Fitzgerald. Cole Porter, a Yale classmate of Gerald’s, was one of the protégés whose career was enhanced by these generous people. After a year I came to the conclusion that, as much as I enjoyed my career and life as a hedonist, it was time to get on the track to my future in advertising. I tendered my resignation when the term ended, turned my kitties over to my mother and returned to Herb Caen’s “Baghdad by the Bay.”

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After The Fall

Several people dropped by the shop last week and expressed appreciation for the last column which burrowed deep into my past and that of the Monterey Peninsula. They asked that I continue and I will do that for a couple of weeks. After the accident which kept me dependent on the largesse of my friends with cars who were willing to drive into the Valley, I was ultimately able to toss the crutch and drive again. I worked for Phil Wilson for a time at his real estate office in the Carmel Valley Village, next door to a liquor store, across from The Stirrup Cup. My side of the street was owned by the Wilsons. The other side was owned by Byington Ford. When the power went out in the Valley, the residents, including Mother, would go up to the Stirrup Cup where Dean Walter and Mary Jane (Ford) Walter would have ample candle light. Special nights in the Valley were celebrated at the Los Laureles Lodge, owned by Herb and Ollie Brook, or at Wills Fargo. Hank and Alice Ketchum lived in the hills with Dennis, who was little and becoming famous. In those days there was a large contingent of retired military and Foreign Service people living there. Parties abounded, sometimes two a day and on Sundays, everyone congregated at Robbie Robinson’s home for swimming and brunch. Among the guests were such luminaries as Roy Chapman Andrews, his wife Billie, a former famous John Powers model, and Bucky Robinson, Robbie’s wife, who had been a vaudeville performer. It was a good time, and, because those folk had embraced me when I arrived on the Peninsula with my mother, I was included at the gatherings. Also in the group were Carol and Bob MacDonald, he of the Sand Plant on the 17th mile, now The Inn at Spanish Bay. Rodi and Ed Holt lived at Farm Center in a marvelous house, the walls of which were adorned with portraits of the family members by Diego Rivera. The bones of the house are still extant, covering the renovation, created in part by my cousin, Sam Morse III. It is now the clubhouse for Carmel Valley Tennis Club, and the hills above, once Holt property, are dotted with expensive homes. It was a good time, an easier time, with no crime that I can remember. Johnny Johansson patrolled the roads and popped in to visit, not in his capacity as deputy sheriff, but as a friend.  Everyone knew one another. Joe Hitchcock wrote for the Carmel Valley News and would stop by the office to chat with me. My friends and I followed Bob Hope and Bing at the Crosby. We admired the cars at the Concours and were amused when Lucius Beebe (author and famous gourmand) drove on the grounds in his Rolls Royce, top down, waving, his bull dog on his lap. We were at a picnic, hosted by Vic Bergeron of Trader Vic’s, in 1956 when Ernie McAfee missed the turn next to our site, slammed into a pine tree, died instantly and ended the Pebble Beach Road Races. When Art Spaulding decided I could drive out of the valley, I found a job working at the Fair for George Wiess, which lasted about a month. The former secretary publicist decided to come out of retirement and I was out of work. Fortunately it didn’t take me long to find a position as secretary to Rudd Crawford, principal of Pacific Grove Junior High School (at the site of the current high school).  I rented a little house in Carmel. Life was good. During my rehabilitation period I had made many friends whose ranks swelled when I moved into town. Among them were Mary Ann Odell and Wade Matthews (who remain great friends to this day), Blake Lyle, Paul Whitman, Warren Johnston, Jim and Herb Angier, Phil Couch, Matt Mattock, Charlie Wilder, Bowman Grey, Decious Beebe (nephew of Lucius) and  friends from college, Dan Garvey (a son of the governor of Arizona) and Bob Alexander. There were John Kefauver, Sandy Stewart and others whose names I don’t recall.  I lived in a little house across the street from Grovernors Inn. The Binkleys owned the cottage and rented a portion of their home to students at the language school, or young, short timers at Ft. Ord. During the week we would walk down town to the gourmet shop underneath the Pine Inn and watch with fascination as Peter Van Dyke Fish, my beau at the time, would revel in eating dried grasshoppers and ants. Caddy corner, across the street, was Robert Kirks, where my buddy, Bob Conaty, worked. (It later became Carmel’s Blums.)  Occasionally we would have a drink at Whitney’s, where Harold (last name gone from my mental storage unit) the bar tender, told us of the house he was buying in Mission Fields. It was the first edifice in the land by the Lagoon, and considered a folly by many. We would go to Sade’s, and end the evening at our favorite watering hole, the Mission Ranch, where we were all loved and greeted by manager Dudley Nix and the wonderful servers, Julius, Marious, Eddy and Jimmy, among others. Howard Brunn had his first shop on the main level of the Pine Inn. We all drank too much and partied too hard, but somehow survived. We would drive to Big Sur, drink at Nepenthe with Lolly (co-owner Galeton Powers’ niece) and co-owner Bill Fassett. Sometimes, if we felt we were unwise to drive all the way home, we would stop and camp out at the Patterson ranch. Shirley Patterson was one of our group and her Uncle Steve welcomed us. Very often Emile Paselle was our driver. It is amazing that we survived. There were parties at my cottage every weekend, which often lasted for three days. Jim Angier rented a big flat above the Carmel Theater (the current site of the Carmel Plaza) which was an alternate gathering site. Earl Wermouth, chief of police, and his deputies would drop by but only to ask us to quash the noise. It was a really great time. The only vehicular accident was an anomaly, considering our life style. Blake was killed during the day driving home from his job in Salinas. Marge Allen gave me two kittens: Sunny and Frosty. Frosty had white specks in black fur. When they heard my car drive up they would race across the lawn to greet me and spend every evening in my lap as I read and later in my bed. The youngsters would come into my office at noon and play the latest music for “Miss Christian.” I really loved them. This was generally on Tuesday when Rudd Crawford, my boss, would leave for Rotary. My year at the school is fodder for another story. The Lugo boys, Michele DeVaughn (who is now one of my closest friends), the students, the teachers, were wonderful.  I helped with the SPCA efforts. (It was then housed in PG and run by the Westons.)  Needless to say I adopted many animals which landed with my mother at the River

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New art exhibits open Feb. 22 at PG Art Center

Opening night for the new exhibits at the Pacific Grove Art Center is Friday February 22. A free reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. This is also the evening for the city’s Wine, Art and Music Walk. Exhibits showing include: “Then and Now,” by painter Marc Zimmerman, in the David Henry Gill Gallery; traditional botanical painting by botanical artist Claudia Stevens, in the Nadine Annand Gallery; “Water Marks” by the MPC Printmakers’ Group, in the Elmarie Dyke Gallery; and “Figure and Environment” by painter Chenoa Warner, in the Louis Cardeiro Boyer Gallery. The address for the Art Center is 568 Lighthouse Avenue. The last day to see the show is Thursday, April 4. Call 831375-2208 for information, or email pgart@ The center is open WednesdaysSaturdays, Noon to 5 p.m., and Sundays, 1-4 p.m.

The Monterey Public Library invites second and third graders to “Chapter Book Friends” on Friday, February 22, at 4 p.m., in the Library Community Room. Seven to 9-year-olds will talk about friends from chapter books, play games, enjoy snacks, win prizes and learn about some new chapter books. Admission is free. The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.  For more information call 646-3934 or see www.


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Your Achievements


Preparedness coordinator Santa Catalina School announces 2012 fall semester named for local Red Cross The Monterey Bay Area Chapter of from Chapman University (Brandman the American Red Cross has announced University) where she spent several years honor students the appointment of Wanda Vollmer to the working in higher education with adult Santa Catalina School in Monterey has announced the recipients of its fall 2012 academic honors, Gold Cord and Honor Roll. To qualify for the Gold Cord honor, a student must have a GPA of 3.80 or above with no grade below a C+. To qualify for the Honor Roll, a student must have a GPA above 3.3 with no grades below C+. 9th Grade Gold Cord students Ruby Bantariza, Hannah Grogin, Helena Guenther, Whitney Harrell, Victoria Kvitek, Heather Mansour, Austin Melton, Ashten Nguyen, Thao Nguyen, Amanda Radner, Kathryn Ridgway, Lucy Stowe, Emma Williams, and Veronica Zelles.

9th Grade Honor Roll students Isabella Ateshian, Chloe Barney, Sarah Blake, Amara Borchers, Courtnie Breitfuss, Claire Cardona, Natalie Chee, Veronica Diaz, Jessica Gutshall, Paige Henson, Natalie Kiboneka, Rongshan Liu, Catherine Lyche, Paulina Mastretta, Jenna Mazza, Alison Mody, Sara Munoz Ledo, Fransiska Panutomo, Sierra Papazian, Caitlyn Rodriguez, Grace Russell, Tatumn Satow, Ana Spanos, Emily Szasz, Suri Tan, Collette White, and Isabelle Wilbur. 10th Grade Gold Cord students Madeline Bennett, Julia Clark, Stella Crall, Makena Ehnisz, Madilyn Fisher, Leslie Gobel, Xiadani Juarez Diaz, Katherine Kamel, Joon Kyung Koong, Wen-Lin Lin, Christine Marella, Brenda Melano, Lauren Mendoza, Giovanna Mitchell, Maya Pollack, Lauren Redfern, Susan Song, Eleanor Stork, Sharmaine Sun, and Rio Turrini-Smith. 10th Grade Honor Roll students Gabrielle Alias, Shaden Beltran Ibarra, Anna Burks, Laura Colosky, Chloe Corriveau, Cecily Donovan, Jessica Dullanty, Mackenzie Fisher, Onyx Gaston, Jennifer Hernandez, Jee Hee Lee, SiCheng Li, Courtney Lindly, Aliaje Prophet, Maiya Shoemaker, and Daphne Wilson. 11th Grade Gold Cord students Katelyn Allen, Andrea Arias, Joyce

Chan, Hannah Chee, Hannah Clevenger, Rachel Davison, Amanda Etienne, Sonika Finch, Sara Franks, Kiley Gibbs, Claire Gregory, Lauren Haas, Katherine Hsu, Katelyn Johnson-Cryns, Charlotte Johnston-Carter, Karen Ko, Jocelyn La Chance, Rhianna La Chance, Allison Loomis, Tanya Madrigal, Karli McIntyre, Kylie Moses, Lily Patterson, Ann-Kathrin Rauch, Chloe Reimann, Emma Russell, Nora Sakiz, Gabriella Sardina, Gabrielle Sigrist, Lauren Staples, Elizabeth Tardieu, Hsin-Yun Tu, Devynn Wulstein, and Ting Zhu. 11th Grade Honor Roll students Halley Albert, Gillian Bolt, Ana Ines Borromeo, Dylan Browne, Nicole Jean Corriveau, Jessie Donlon, Hakela Felton, Madeline Fithian, Francesca Flores, Leanna Florez, Samantha Fung, Regina Gonzalez Coppel, Ellen Gustavson, Grace Hadland, Elizabeth Hulme, Nia Jacobs, Chase LeeHong, Jia Tong Li, Minwei Li, Sophia McMahon, Blair Miller, Kaysha Nguyen, Ana Lorena Rode Viesca, Ashley Sercia, Kayla Sharp, JiaYi Wang, Sophia White, and Caroline Wright. 12th Grade Gold Cord students Catherine Bolt, Eun Kyung Boo, Rose Burnam, Tseng-Jung Chen, Mary Cho, Marisa Christensen, Madeline Clark, Alora Daunt, Caitlin Dullanty, Katherine Griffin, Cynthia Hale-Phillips, Anne Haueter, Tierney Hightower, Kendra Hoffman, Valerie Hooper, Laila Joseph, Alexis Kern, Jee Yeon Kim, Gina Laverone, Sohee Lee, Szu-Yu Liu, Shiyao Lu, Paisley Piasecki, Georgia Sedlack, Amy Sublett, and Jiwon Yi. 12th Grade Honor Roll students Sierra Ankley, Abigail Austin, Mikayla Avalos-Feehan, Bridget Bartz, Sydni Bellucci, Stephanie Chen, Tamsen Forrest, Kelsey Green, Charlotte Horine, Emily Hunter, Lauren Johnson, Hannah McPherson, Mallory Meeks, Jessica Michalek, Amanda Nansel-Giuliano, Lucille Scattini, Perry Sheldon, Sarah Short, and Sophia White.

Harden Foundation offers grant to assist the blind and visually impaired

The Harden Foundation has awarded a one-to-one matching grant of $15,000 to the Blind & Visually Impaired Center. Every dollar raised by the BVIC between January 14, 2013 and January 14, 2014 will be matched by the Harden Foundation up to $15,000. The center has provided services for more than 41 years to help people adapt to the loss of sight. Free outreach services are offered countywide at a client’s home, business or in a community setting.  The center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is located in Pacific Grove. It also has a low vision clinic, an assistive technology lab and a multi-purpose room for activities.  The BVIC empowers individuals who are blind or visually impaired to overcome the everyday challenges of sight loss through education, support services and skills training. For information about the center please visit, or contact Jeannie Cordero at 649-3505.  All donations are tax-deductible and can be mailed to 225 Laurel Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA,  93950.

Rotary will hear about Vietnam travels

Pacific Grove Councilmember Ken Cuneo will be the speaker at the Feb. 20 meeting of the Pacific Grove Rotary Club. He will share stories and videos of his recent trip to Vietnam. The meeting will be held at The Inn at Spanish Bay, in Pebble Beach, at 12:00 noon. Lunch is $20 and reservations may be made by calling Jane Roland at 649-0657.

new position of Disaster Preparedness Coordinator for Monterey County. A Pacific Gas and Electric Company grant made the new Red Cross position possible. Vollmer will work with the chapter’s Emergency Services & Community Relations departments to establish, coordinate and implement individual emergency preparedness education activities, especially for vulnerable populations. “We are very excited to have Wanda join our staff for this most important program for the residents of our county,” said Tim Duncan, chief executive officer of the Monterey Bay Area Chapter. “Her experience with community groups and her positive, take charge attitude assure us that she will be successful in extending our reach into all communities in the county.” Vollmer comes to the Red Cross

students. She also worked in activities from fund-raising to contract work for several nonprofit organizations, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, SPCA for Monterey County, Soles4Souls, and the Red Cross.  She studied aviation at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and business administration at the University of Denver. She is a native Californian from San Luis Obispo.   About American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter With office locations in Carmel, Salinas, and Hollister, the American Red Cross Monterey Bay Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit www. or call 624-6921.

District Attorney names former PG detective Investigator of the Year

Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo is has announced that District Attorney Investigator Adam Sepagan has been selected as the District Attorney’s Investigator of the Year for 2012. Investigator Sepagan will be honored at the annual Monterey County Peace Officers Association Awards Dinner on February 22. Sepagan is a former Pacific Grove Police Department detective. During 2012, he had a case load of more than 50 active major felony cases to include multiple homicides and attempted homicides. One of his notable cases during 2012 includes the case of People v. Sunny Nguyen. His investigative work was instrumental in the successful prosecution of Nguyen for the murder of Judith Salazar, the maternal grandmother of his two small children. The defendant was convicted by a jury on July 31 and sentenced to 26 years to life. District Attorney Flippo stated, “DAI Sepagan works diligently to ensure the successful prosecution of a case and has exemplified the highest degree of resolve and courage that defines a Monterey County District Attorney Investigator.”

Tene Shake elected president of culinary organization

Tene Shake was recently elected President of the American Culinary Federation Central Coast. The federation, founded in 1929, is a non-profit organization that provides accredited educational programs, certifications, competitions and networking designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs. According to Shake, “I am very honored to accept this prestigious position as the new President of the ACF Central Coast. I hope you will all join me in thanking the hard-working ACF members whose dedication helps to create our outstanding hospitality reputation for Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.” Some of Shake’s goals for ACF Central Coast this coming year include the following: · To connect with and inspire the local Hispanic kitchen community, which represents over 70 percent of local kitchens · To inspire the “common worker” in the kitchens. Many line cooks and souschefs that are the backbone of kitchens never receive any recognition, and the organization will work hard to change this. The local ACF plans to honor 30

kitchens this year with certificates and provide one-year free memberships to the local chapter. · To strengthen vendor connections: The restaurant suppliers and vendors do much for the industry. They should be promoted through the ACF Central Coast website and be assisted with any of their company events, when possible. · To increase culinary education: This could be the biggest year of education opportunities for the ACF Central Coast. Classes will be held for both professional chefs and entry-level culinarians. · To re-establish the Chef of the Year award and the Presidents Ball as ACF Central Coast’s most celebrated culinary event of the year. · To bring pastry chefs and pastry apprentices into the spotlight and recognize them for their skills and what they bring to our kitchens and community. The Annual Culinary Gala Dinner will be held at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club on June 2. For more information, email Tene Shake at


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Soccer: Friday- Vs. RLS; Away Varsity: 7 Breakers, 2 RLS Wednesday- Vs. Catalina; Home Varsity: 3 Breakers, 3 Catalina Basketball: Friday- Vs. Gonzale ; Away Varsity: 48 Breakers, 33 Gonzales Tuesday- Vs. Catalina; Home Varsity: 27 Breakers, 43 Catalina

Breaker of the Week Tori Lis Victoria Lis plays soccer on the varsity team. She's a senior and plays goalie. She had 13 saves in the the game against Stevenson on Feb 8 last week.

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Give yourself a wedge

I had a nice chat with Bob Vokey at the PGA show in Orlando recently. Many of you know him as the designer of the Titleist wedges. He is a master craftsman and most us have Titleist wedges in our bags along with other brand of irons and woods. I asked Bob, “What is the most important point I can tell those I teach?” He said, “Make sure the average player has more bounce on their sand wedge and loft wedge.” Bounce means the curve on the bottom of your sand wedge. So, when you shop for a new wedge, get at least 10 to 14 degrees of bounce on your next wedge.

Pool Update

More than 200 individuals have pledged; seven service groups have pledged and seven grants have been made; four employee associations have pledged. With the more than $10,000 donated by the Beach House, the total pledged or collected is $112,132.12 toward a goal of $200,000. A beach weenie roast and a Bingo night are planned.

Breakers of the Week PGMS Boys Basketball Clinched CCS Championship! Thank you to the late Pete Drakos for sponsoring Breaker of the Week

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Sports and Leisure Number one!

Together With Love Run/Walk 2013

The Pacific Grove 8th grade boys basketball team won the 2013 CCS Championship Wed., Feb. 13. “The kids beat All Saints on Monday in a playoff game. And Buena Vista 50-44 last night at Palma High to clinch the Championship,” says proud coach -- and dad -- Robin Lewis. Photo courtesy Robin Lewis Photography.

Upcoming: LaCrosse is in the air By Kellen Gibbs With football in the fall and wresting in the winter, it seems that our spring is left lacking the physical and intense sports we all love- or one might think… But there is a very old sport that seems to be getting its second wind in the past few years on the Peninsula. Lacrosse — a sport that originates with Native Americans — mixes strategy, physicality, endurance and overall athletic ability into one highly intense sport. It is played with a small rubber ball, a long handled stick known as a crosse or a lacrosse stick, and padding to protect the body. Much like hockey, two goals sit at either end of the field; on defense, teams must defend their goal by using sticks and body checks to try and regain possession of the ball. Offensively, teams carry the ball with their lacrosse sticks try to score on the opponent’s goal whilst avoiding opposing players. Each team is allowed ten players

are on the field at a time including a goalie who defends their goal. As the new season for Pacific Grove High School’s team is right around the corner and practices just beginning, Lacrosse is in the air and not just for high school students either. As former high school athletes will say, the four years of playing high school sports goes by really fast and most kids who play wish they could have had more time learning and enjoying the sport. The Monterey Peninsula is offering just that. If you are 14 and under and are dying to get yourself into this game, fear not. It’s called Tribe and it is a youth league that ranges from ages 9-14. Practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30 at All Saints School in Carmel Valley. At the end of February practices will move to the Pacific Grove Middle School field. The bandwagon is moving and as players, parents or just fans, this exciting sport is one that you will not want to overlook; so jump on and we will see you on the field or screaming from the stands!

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Together With Love Run/Walk 2013

Photos by Peter Mounteer

From the Zumba for warm-up to cookies at the finish line, runners, families, organizers and those of us who just showed up to watch and to support the Monterey Rape Crisis Center all had a LOVEly time last weekend. The annual event grows each year. In this, the 28th year, there were 1476 registrants of whom 1302 finished the race. There were 206 children, some of whom were sponsored by Big Sur International Marathon. A team of 160 volunteers, including 60 from Defense Language Institute and a group from a sorority at CSUMB helped put the event on, registering runners, handling T-shirt sales, food and more. Monterey Rape Crisis Center director Clare Mounteer said they raised more than $35,000 this year. This year, with the advent of One Billion Rising on Valentine’s Day, a group of dancers from OBR “flash mobbed” the Run. For more information on the organization, and more pictures of the event, see For race results, go to


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PGMS students reach out to Rwanda

There’s an orphanage in Rwanda, deep in the middle of Africa, that knows exactly where Pacific Grove Middle School is on the map.   The 9,000 mile difference has been erased with technology and the desire to spread good in the world. Just before Valentine’s Day, the PG Middle School Chorus and members of the school’s Children2Children (C2C) Club gathered before school started to Skype with the orphans of Rmera Mbogo.  The children were joined by Dr. Lori Leyden. who with teacher Moira Mahr, have been the catalysts for the connection between the two countries.   Since 2008, the club has raised nearly $14,000 to

help the orphanage with such basics as electricity, mattresses, computers and an Internet connection. The orphans from the school have to travel far up a mountain to get their Internet working and to communicate with the children in Pacific Grove.  The fundraising effort this year is targeted toward getting new windows and doors at the orphanage. PG Middle School is also sponsoring one of the orphans, of which there is an estimated 75,0000 in Rwanda because of the 1994 genocide, to go to university.  Mattheiu was tested recently and discovered to have one of the highest test scores in all of Rwandan, according to C2C co-president Olivia Cain. Music has been a wonderful bond between the two groups.  The Chorus wrote a song in the Rwandan native language and sang it to their African buddies.  The Chorus also learned a popular song in Kinyarwanda, the native language. Children2Children will be spreading to the PG High School in the coming year and it has also a connection to Newtown, CT, where Dr. Leyden has been since a week after the shooting.    Leyden said this week that her “vision of connecting children who need healing and hope has been realized.  This is the way we’ll bring peace to the world.” Children 2 Children will have a booth at Good Old Days on April 13 and are planning a spring benefit concert. -- Pam Cain

Top row, L-R: Moira Mahr videoing PGMS students as they wave hello to Rwandan orphans PGMS students wear their Children 2 Children t-shirts with pride. Second row, L-R: Skype. Denise Hedlind feeling the music Third row, L-R: PGMS students reacting to the images on Skype. PGMS students wave hello to orphans at the Remera Mbogo orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda Bottom: PGMS student wearing Children 2 Children t-shirt Photos courtesy Diane O’Hagan, Pacific Grove Music Boosters

As part of the Children to Children Club, PGMS Chorus sings “We Are the World” for the children of the Remera Mbogo Orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda. Moira Mahr, teacher at PGMS and director of the Children to Children and Avid clubs along with Denise Hedlind, director of vocal music in PGUSD organized the PGMS students who reached out 9,000 miles away to children in need. Since 2008, they have raised $14,000 for the orphans. Dr. Lori Leyden of Kigali, Rwanda helped connect the Pacific Grove students with the orphans by Skype. She said, her “45 year old vision of connecting with children who need healing and hope has been realized. This is the way we will to bring peace to the world”. Ms. Mahr added, “What the kids are doing is starting to show. Singing a song for someone is making a difference.”

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76 Air Trombones led the big parade

“Music Man” is the familiar story of a con man who tries to scam a small town (“River City”) into buying musical instruments and music lessons. He intends to collect the money and skip town, but winds up falling in love with Marian the Librarian. Pacific Grove Middle School students presented a performance (complete with a pool table and 76 Air Trombones!) and the action was caught by Jeff Lindenthal. Dozens more photos are available on shutterfly.


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Arwa Awan takes top honors in Poetry Out Loud recitation On Sat., Feb. 9, the county-level recitation for Poetry Out Loud was held, and for the second year in a row, Pacific Grove High School’s Arwa Awan took first place and will go on to the state level. First place holders from Pacific Grove, Carmel, Santa Catalina and York recited two poems each and their runners-up each recited one. Arwa recited “Becoming a Redwood” by Dana Gioia and secondly “The Legend” by Garrett Hongo. Runner-up from Pacific Grove was Malia Graziani. Between each recitation, and while points were tabulated, members of the Monterey High School entertained, featuring the Ponzetta brother-sister duo on trumpet and alto saxophone. Members of the jazz combo were: Lara Levy, Jazz Coach; Matthew Bae, piano; Eric Hernandez, bass; Dhani James, drums; Marina Panzetta, alto sax; Vincent Panzetta, trumpet. amp, Community Television and the Arts Council for Monterey County teamed up for the second year to amplify the voices of the Monterey County Poetry Out Loud Championships. Students, faculty, judges, and the jazz combo filled the at the Community Media Center. New to the competition were York School, and Carmel High, make a total of four participating schools. The event was emceed by Garland Thompson, former Poet-InResidence of Pacific Grove. Students were coached in their dramatic presentation by Kim Murdock, also of Pacific Grove. The event was recorded and edited into a one-hour program set to air later in February on amp2. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation established the Poetry Out Loud competition, which is held all over the United States. Pacific Grove has sent prior winners to State and National levels. The Monterey County program is also sponsored by the California Arts Council and the Arts Council for Monterey County along with amp and amp2. This year, the Monterey County Arts Council, the Santa Catalina Alumni Association and York School are donating funds to defray amp’s cost of hosting the event, production of the recording, and post production needed to create the resulting one-hour special. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with U.S. state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud, a contest that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. amp is a 501(c)3 non-profit engaged in providing a platform for First Amendment rights, transparency in government, and showcasing the Treasures, Wonders, and Resources of the Central Coast Region through a first-of-its-kind Curated Community Television & Internet Channel (amp2).

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Stevenson students experience STEM Zone at AT&T

Dev Panchal (Grade 5) prepare to go “live” with their broadcast at the Chevron STEM Zone at the AT&T Pebble Beach ProAm.

Stevenson’s Grade 5 STEM class at the Chevron STEM Zone

Golf Tournament science

On February 7 Stevenson School students took their classroom Science, Technology, Engineering and Math learning and applied it in the “real world” through sports, at the Chevron STEM Zone at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Student teams navigated through various exhibits, and found hands-on experiences in golf ball physics, swing analysis with technology, golf course agro dynamics, professional videotaping with green screen and newsroom performances with teleprompt, and much more. “By continually encouraging the development of critical thinking skills, the STEM model enables students to identify and ask the questions essential to any learning experience,” says Kirsten Matsumoto, STEM lead at Stevenson School. “Today’s hands-on field trip allowed our students to see the STEM applications behind experiences they might not immediately associate with science; and that broadens their perspective of the

(L-R) Kylie De Jesus, Lucy Schmittgens, Isabel Peterson, and Benjamin Rich learn about slope and acceleration.

world and how it works.” Mac Keller, a fifth-grade student, was heard saying, “Best field trip of my life!”

About STEM at Stevenson

Recent studies in education and the U.S. workforce have revealed that schools are failing to prepare sufficient numbers of learners in the STEM fields. Stevenson’s program, which began this year in Grades 5 and 6, addresses this shortcoming and provides its students with many of the skills they will need to succeed beyond college. Through extensive coordination among the school’s gifted middle grade math, science and technology faculty, the program brings together several subject areas while continuing to exceed California state standards. At the same time, STEM encourages students to assume responsibility for the learning process, utilizes real world applications, and stimulates a love of learning.

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On 2/2 a count was conducted at the Sanctuary of 7,342 monarchs. One possible reason for the increase is that the count was conducted on a nice cool morning, after a cool down in temperatures from the past week. This could mean that more monarchs came back to the Sanctuary after this period of warm weather. - Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History


Times • February 15, 2013

New You

Health & Wellness So…Do YOU Love Yourself…Would You Be Your Valentine?!

When you are strong enough to love yourself 100 percent, good and bad, you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents you. –Unknown Loving Yourself is the single most important principle…on this planet… in the creation process. If you don’t love yourself, it is likely that you won’t decide to give yourself the things you think you want. Likely that you won’t think you deserve them…and even more that you certainly won’t have the energy to take action to create them. Of this I am certain! When we were born, most of us were the center of the Universe. Remember? Everything revolved around us and our welfare. And then around age 2, socialization took over and familial and societal rules demanded the giving up of Self. Remember that… share the toy you want, don’t ask for what you want, don’t want. Good little girls and boys didn’t do those things. Now we’re adults screaming, “Why can’t I create what I want?” Hey…I know! It’s time to reclaim that little person inside that knew they were good enough, smart enough, brave enough, and special enough to ask for, and get, what they wanted. It’s been so long that most of us have lost the art of even knowing how to ask for what we want. Take it from “Little Rhonda” (“lr”)…it’s time! In my speaking engagements and seminars, often, when I ask for people to state the above, I get responses like… “I don’t want to worry about money anymore,” and “I don’t want to be alone,” or “I don’t want this dis-ease, illness…this sickness.” Nobody says what they want!! They tell me what they want by stating what they DON’T want. Wow…what’s that about???!!! It doesn’t tell me what anyone wants… it doesn’t give me clear direction. That is what most of us are doing with the Universe, and the Universe is replying… “Hey…YOU…I don’t understand the direction. Say What? I can’t deliver the performance…that which your Soul is requesting and craving!” I say we all give ourselves permission to love ourselves enough to give us - and the Creative Force - a very clear statement of desire for manifestation… that is, Wellness, Freedom, Love, Bliss, Security, Peace, Grace & Happiness. I AM, and create, all in my life because I create me as these experiences within first. Match THAT, Universe. And the Universe says, “Yes.” We all want money. Ask for it. We all want love and passion. Ask for it. We all want wellness and unlimited energy. Ask for it. What are we waiting for? Really! The original meaning of the ancient Hebrew teaching “Ask and you receive” …was “Claim or Demand...and you receive.” Well, I am stepping forward to

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Wellness Empowerment claim and demand the attributes of freedom, love, etc. to perfectly match up with the money and passion I claim. Really! Also… that all is good, in integrity, and unconditional love for all concerned… Especially me. And I AM standing in my knowing that when I experience my own love and power, I give everyone the excitement, right and power to do the same. And the Universe says “Yes,” “Little Rhonda”. The Universe says - “YES… your wish is my command!” While I invite my audiences to consider a number of avenues to loving…yes, truly loving Self…I will leave you with what I consider the essentials of same… Loving Yourself! They remain… Treat others with love and respect. Bringing joy to other people’s lives will help you find joy in your own. In addition, those that you treat well will likely repay you with the same kindness. Gradually you will start to feel your worth through the smiles of gratitude. However, don’t just be very kind to people so you can receive royal treatment Learn to let go of past events. You deserve a fresh beginning! There are a lot of people out there that have had hard lives/ bad beginnings or moments. Don’t close yourself out of grief, disappointments, or fears of future ridicule. Acknowledge your feelings, but work to put them behind you. Cherish what you have learned from your challenges, and how you have changed and grown from them. Forgive those who have done you wrong. Most importantly, though, forgive yourself. Forgive yourself. Don’t punish yourself for something you have done in the past. Instead, look at the mistake as a learning experience. Say to yourself now: “I forgive myself for _______.” Go look in a mirror and say it out loud to yourself. Look yourself right in the eyes and speak forgiveness like you mean it. Don’t ever demean or ridicule yourself. If you do, laugh out loud, realizing that was then and this is now. Every day is a new beginning. If you did something you are not proud of, resolve to never do it again and take steps to keep it out of your mind. Do what you love. What do you love to do? If you could find something that you love to do and spend time doing it, you will experience love, joy, and happiness in your heart. That is when you truly connect with your authentic self. As a result you become happier and more loving. Do what you love. What do you love to do? If you could find something that you love

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from an external source, and someone or something does not fulfill your void and fantasies, then you will feel worse than before. To be able to be loved, you must love and respect yourself as much as you do others. Understanding the effects of loving yourself will only enhance your ability to love others. By doing so, you are enabling positive energy and allowing for great situations to occur in your life. This guide will help. Never think that you’re living your life for nothing. Everyday, there are people coming in and out of the world, so spend it wisely and respect yourself. In order to love someone, you must love Yourself! Of this, I AM certain. To Our Health, Wealth and Empowerment Together! With Love and Blessings! Rhonda “There is a mighty Power within you. There is that Spirit of Life, Light, and Love. The more you feast on these ideas and fast from old corrosive ones, the closer you experience the Life you desire.” -Frank Richelieu, The Art of Being Yourself

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Out and About With Seniors

Make this a Golden Age

Employee Appreciation Day at Canterbury Woods January was a month with much to celebrate at Canterbury Woods. Employee Appreciation Day is a casual, fun event for residents and staff to get together and honor employees for milestone years of service.  Department heads put their best recipes forward for the blind-tasting cook-off.  This year’s key ingredient was bacon and everyone enjoyed sampling the dishes, (including some desserts with bacon!), and voting for their favorites.  Norma Brambilla’s Sweet Pepper Poppers with bacon tucked inside was the winner.  The Accidental Tourist team won the survivor-themed contest combining trivia skills with campsite-set-up savvy.  Staff members from various departments were honored for 1-5-10-15 years of service. Five employees were acknowledged for 20 years service at Canterbury Woods: Keith Sickafoose, Soon Lee, Norma Brambilla, Belinda Grady, and Connie Jandayan.  Delicious homemade desserts, representing their native countries, were prepared by Maria LaSala and Yolanda Perez.  

Top row, L-R: -Dorothy Larzelere was the answer to the trivia question: which resident has been at Canterbury the longest? Since 1988. Cherry & Meylyn Perez-Dining Staff-10 years Winning Team

Above: Maria LaSala-Dining Staff -5 years Left: Alex Pfug-Dining Staff-1 year

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6th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine April 4-7 Time to dust off your palate and pretty up your party dresses. The Sixth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine is six weeks away from its launch date. As expected the line-up of events (65 over the four day period, to be exact), super-talented chefs (100+ at last count), wickedly wonderful wine tastings/seminars and food demos will be un-paralleled. The Lexus Grand Tastings on Saturday and Sunday will feature 30+ participating chefs showing off their best stuff and 200 wineries pouring a never-ending river of wine. The see-andbe-seen crowd will be there in droves and everywhere you turn you’ll see the faces that you usually watch on Top Chef, Iron Chef, Food Network and the Cooking Channel. If you’ve got a favorite…he or she will most likely be in attendance. There will be more people wearing white coats than a global convention of doctors and dentists. Here are some early insider tips: Buy tickets NOW for Thursday’s opening night event at Spanish Bay. It sells out very quickly every year. There are eight amazing four-course lunches to choose from on Friday afternoon. Each kicks off with an hors d’oeuvre reception (usually paired with champagne or sparkling wine). The Belgian Beer Lunch looks like a real winner this year with Chefs Charles Phan from San Francisco’s celebrated Slanted Door and Chef Andre Bienvenu of Joe’s Stone Crab in Florida preparing the fare.

Dorothy Maras

Food For Thought If you are a fan of Chef Anne Burrell, the female counterpart of spikeyhaired Guy Fieri, who appears on Chef Wanted,Worst Cooks in America and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef on the Food Network get your tickets today for Friday’s interactive lunch that she will be conducting. What is an interactive lunch? Well, it’s where all of the guests get to participate in making their lunch along with the Chef. Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins and Diners and Guy’s Big Bite will be at the helm of his own interactive diner at Pebble Beach Food & Wine, which is guaranteed to be LOUD and FUN. Dinners on both Friday and Saturday are broad in spectrum and pricing as well. My Last Supper on Saturday has a great concept and line-up of chefs. Think about it….what would you prepare for your last supper? Lexus Culinary Master Michelle Bernstein, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Legendary Chef Jonathan Waxman and the incredible Chef Paul Bartolotta will all be preparing their version of their cumulative Last Supper. East Coast chefs will display their talents on Friday evening in the beautiful Stillwater dining room at the Lodge at Pebble Beach followed by

the West Coast culinary stars taking over the same dining room Saturday evening. Let’s talk culinary demonstrations – Daniel Boulud will be displaying his charm and flair at a Taste of Perfection. The delightful Carla Hall who appears daily on The Chew will be entertaining and educating the crowds Saturday afternoon. If you love Italian, you can’t help but adore Fabio Viviani who recently appeared on Life After Top Chef and will be conducting a laugh filled demo on Saturday morning. A full rundown of all 12 demos can be found on the PBFW website – www. Wine Tasting highlights include – A line up of glorious Opus, Drinking Pink – The Rise of Rose, Tenuta de Ornellaia, Pairings of Mushrooms with Pinot Noir, Taittinger Champagne and many, many more. Not to be overlooked are the caviar and vodka tasting, Laura Werlin’s cheese and wine pairings and informational seminars with a panel of sommeliers and food and beer pairings. To say the very least, this is just a very small sample of the offerings at this

year’s event. If you’ve been before, you are probably already purchasing your tickets as you are reading this. If you’ve been saying, “You know…this year I’m going to attend that Pebble Beach Food & Wine event everyone talks about,” just do it. Go to the website: WWW.PBFW. COM or call the Coastal Luxury Management’s office for more information – 831.324.0771. Don’t wait…do it now. I’ll see you there!

La Balena in Carmel… Three Perfect Dinners!

Very rarely can you go to a newly opened restaurant and have three consecutive perfect meals in a row. When a restaurant is in its infancy, there is a certain amount of inconsistency that is expected. Carmel’s newest addition, La Balena located on Junipero between 5th and 6th has been a wonderful exception. Back to back to back dinner experiences were flawlessly executed from start to finish. On my third visit, just last weekend I ordered the Arborio rice encrusted cardoons with olive oil and lemon, Fazzoletti pasta with chicken and pork sugo and strawberryPinot Grigio sorbet. All were perfect from first to last mouthfuls paired with friendly but not overly friendly service and a warm and welcoming environment. Bravo La Balena – ROCK ON!

Canterbury Woods residents ‘launch’ a new website In the continuing effort to go “Green.” a committee of residents and staff members, led by Alice Englander, have launched the Canterbury Woods Resident website. In addition to being able to access information on the web, it is also a fun place to view photos of events and even share them with family and friends. With fanfare befitting a Cruise Ship launch, including a confetti-filled champagne bottle to break over the bow of the “SS Canterbury,” the website recently made its debut. It is also being viewed as a model for other retirement communities who would like to launch their own websites.

Left, top: Carol Baker Raj and Alice Englander Left, Below: “The Launch”

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It's all about the shores

Tidepooling adventure, Marina Dunes work, Elkhorn Slough discovery on tap for Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District

An adventure in tidepooling, the opportunity to help restore the Marina Dunes, and a kayaking discovery of Elkhorn Slough are among the upcoming nature programs offered by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District ( Details follow. To learn about all activities of the MPRPD go to or see its “Let’s Go Outdoors!” fall/winter guide.

Tidepooling Our Rocky Shores

Rocky shores are a world in motion! Your guided tidepool discovery begins with a brief introduction to this environment, followed by a gentle search for sea life using your newfound awareness. Uncover the secrets low tide reveals in this captivating world. An enriched appreciation of our local seashore will accompany you when you return with the next low tide. Instructor: Augustina Ursino. Ages 7 and up, children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult, Saturday, February 16, 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m., coastal location (see for details), $13 (district resident), $15 (non-district resident), or, $40/$44 for group of four. Pre-registration required.

Park Restoration: Marina Dunes Preserve (Free)

The coastal dunes are an area where native plant cover creates a living blanket that insulates the dunes from the constant force of winds that cause erosion. Like fabric, the dunes can be mended. Come learn about this ever-changing habitat and help to restore the dunes by planting native plants. This is a free Community ALIVE! (Act Locally In Volunteer Endeavors) event. Please call 659-6065 or e-mail for more information. Instructors: Returns of the Natives-CSUMB. All ages, all minors must be accompanied by an adult, Saturday, February 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Marina Dunes Preserve, north end of Dunes Drive off Reservation Road, Marina, free.

Discover Elkhorn Slough

Glide the tide discovering the awe that is Elkhorn Slough. Paddle your kayak listening to a symphony of sights and sounds that surround you. Combine the excitement of learning to kayak with the many wonders of life along the shoreline. This tour is great for all levels of paddlers. Ability to swim required. Instructor: Kayak Connection. Ages 5-adult, each minor must be accompanied by a paid adult, Sunday, February 17, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Moss Landing, North Harbor, $50 (district resident), $55 (non- district resident), plus $15 materials fee paid at site. Pre-registration required.

To register online, go to and register with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Walk-in pre-registration is accepted Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (checks, money orders and credit cards accepted). Pre-registration is required for all fee-based classes and is strongly recommended for all free programs. No day-of-registration for fee-based programs will be accepted. For more information, please call Joseph at 372-3196, ext. 102, or send an e-mail to

Pt. Sur Lighthouse volunteers sought

Have fun while making a difference! Point Sur Lighthouse volunteers have many choices for you become involved in preserving the future of this historic landmark. Come join us Sunday afternoon Feb. 10 at 1:30 to learn more about this rewarding opportunity. Visit our web site for more details or call 649-7139 for more details.

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Lifetime of Love Adoption Event through Feb. 18 at the SPCA

The SPCA for Monterey County announces our Lifetime of Love adoption event: Pick your price on all cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, small pets, and doves. Only at the SPCA February 14-18. The Lifetime of Love adoption event takes place Thursday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day) through Monday, February 18 (Presidents’ Day) at the SPCA. The SPCA is located at 1002 Monterey-Salinas Highway, across from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Adoption hours are 11-5 on weekdays and 11-4 on weekends. In an effort to find all our pets loving homes, the SPCA is letting adopters choose their own adoption fee during the event. All dogs and cats will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and given a health evaluation, plus lots more. It’s an amazing value of $500 to $800!  Regular adoption fees range from

$20 to $290. You can adopt pets like Hallie, an adorable shepherd mix puppy who was raised with her littermates by one of our loving foster families. Or you could adopt Rouge, a gorgeous 10 years young Siamese kitty who was found as a stray in Soledad. Sadly, no one came to find her. Whatever type of pet you are looking for, younger, older, small or big, purebred or one-of-a-kind, you’ll find it at the SPCA! For more information, please call The SPCA at 831-373-2631 or visit www. The SPCA for Monterey County is your nonprofit, independent, donorsupported humane society that has served the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. The SPCA is not a chapter of any other agency and does not have a parent organization. They shelter homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provide humane education and countless other services to the community. They are the local agency you call to investigate animal cruelty, rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife, and aid domestic animals in distress.

outdoor educators SIGN UP TODAY!

Join the MPRPD

Let’s Go Outdoors! Team The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District is looking for enthusiastic, environmentally minded instructors as it expands the Let’s Go Outdoors! Adventure Activities Guide programs.

• Pass on your knowledge of nature. • Teach a workshop in nature crafts, outdoor skills or other outdoor topics. • Develop a thematic course in natural or cultural history. • Share your passion about the outdoors with families, adults or children. • Submit your ideas. We will work together to help you build a new and unique program!

‘Focus the Region’ looks at systems and sustainability

California State University, Monterey Bay hosts “Focus the Region” from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 26. The sixth annual event looks at locally relevant issues and solutions in addressing climate change. This year’s theme is ‘Systems and Sustainability.’ 

Featured speakers include:

Dr. Beryl Levinger, a professor and at the Monterey Institute of International Studie; Sim Van der Ryn, an architect, visionary and internationally distinguished pioneer in ecological design; and Noël Sturgeon, dean for the Faculty of Environmental Studies, at York University. The event will also feature panel discussions, exhibitors and breakout groups. The event is free and open to the community. Visit for more information and a schedule.


To submit a proposal, visit or call: or 831-372-3196 ext. 102


Times • February 15, 2013

Real estate Bulletin 574 Lighthouse Ave. • Pacific Grove • (831) 372-7700 •

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Bill Bluhm, Broker (831) 372-7700 Featured rentalS

Houses 3/1 Hardwd, FP, Beaut. Kit. Sunroom Seaside 3/2 Bonus room, close to school/town PG Townhome 2/2 Close to schools & uptown PG Apartments 2/1 Close to town & beach PG 2/1 Walk to town and Beach PG

67 Paso Hondo

Carmel Valley Surrounded by Carmel Valley’s beauty and rustic neighborhood charm, this 3/2 home is perfectly updated with all the right touches - wood floors, skylights, media room, stainless appliances and double paned windows. Dreams do come true!

Offered at $639,000


Seaside You will be AMAZED at the upgrades this 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath Seaside Highlands “Oyster” home possesses. Grand marble staircase, tile floors, granite and stainless in the kitchen. All this and a view of the bay and city lights.

Offered at $665,000


Bill Bluhm (831) 277-2782

1111 Lincoln Ave.




Deane Ramoni (831) 917-6080



305-307 Cypress Avenue

Pacific Grove Charming 3 bedroom, 1 bath light and bright Mediterranean in great location near the water. Large living room with wood burning fireplace, great kitchen with breakfast bar, wood floors and lots of built-ins.

Offered at $649,900

Helen Bluhm (831) 277-2783

Pacific Grove Just like new! This classic 3 BR, 2 BA Victorian with 2 BR, 1 BA rental has been predominantly rebuilt from the ground up. New floors! New kitchen! Recessed lighting! Double paned windows! Large basement! You will be amazed at the transformation.

Offered at $825,000

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Del Rey Oaks Situated in the quiet and peaceful Oaks community of Del Rey Oaks, this one bedroom unit offers opportunity plus convenient location to everything the Monterey Peninsula offers. Great floor plan! Indoor laundry and cozy fireplace. Arleen

Hardenstein (831) 915-8989


2900 Colton Road

1001 Funston Ave., #5

Pebble Beach Wide open light and bright, well cared for 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath classic Pebble Beach home. Cathedral ceiling in living room, fireplaces in living room and master bedroom, built-ins, wet bar, Zen-like grounds and decks.

Offered at $825,000

Pebble Beach $825,000 3BR/2BA Open Sat 1-4 2900 Colton Rd X Congress Rd Shawn Quinn 831-236-4318

Pacific Grove Wonderful 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,292 sq. ft. condo. Brand new kitchen with tile flooring, stainless steel appliances and granite counter top. Crown molding throughout. Plantation shutters in bedrooms.

T.J. Bristol (831) 521-3131

open houSe liSting - Feb 16th - Feb 18th Pacific Grove $428,000 2BR/1BA Open Sat 2-4 1111 Lincoln Ave. X Buena Vista Ave. Piper Loomis 831-402-2884

Al Borges (831) 236-4935



321 Quail Run Court, #28

(831) 917-1849


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Monterey $610,000 2BR/2BA Open Mon 1-4 988 Madison St. X Monroe St. Ricardo Azucena 831-917-1849

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Pacific Grove Pacific Grove quintessential vintage home is transformed with all the modern amenities. This charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath home is located on a double lot with off street parking. You will LOVE the close-to-town feeling

Offered at $190,000

Shawn Quinn (831) 236-4318

Monterey Secluded 3 bedroom, 2 bath hidden treasure located just a few blocks up the hill from downtown Monterey. Fireplaces in living room and master bedroom, plenty of decking and a low maintenance yard. Se Habla Español Ricardo Azucena


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Offered at $599,000

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988 Madison St.

Pacific Grove Super cute Pacific Grove cottage amid the oaks in quiet neighborhood. Two bedrooms, one bath, double paned windows, one car garage and a fully fenced, tiered backyard. All appliances included. Great starter!

Offered at $428,000

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Have your property professionally managed by Bratty and Bluhm Property Management, please visit or call our Property Managers at (831) 372-6400.

Arleen Hardenstein (831) 915-8989

Featured liStingS

Monthly $1,850 $2,800

Pebble Beach $825,000 3BR/2BA Open Sun 2-4 2900 Colton Rd X Congress Rd Piper Loomis 831-402-2884

Offered at $380,000

Joe Smith (831) 238-1984

Market SnapShot (as of February 12, 2013) Pacific Grove Single Family

Number of Properties

Median Price

Current Inventory


$780,000 $1,372,897


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