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Monterey Bay Charter School Grades 1 - 8 Enrollment Open House 10am - 12 noon 1004 David Avenue, Pacific Grove mbayschool.org 831-655-4638 •
Saturday, February 11
John Batdorf, singer/songwriter 7:30 - 9:30 PM $12.00 cover at The Works 667 Lighthouse Ave Pacific Grove 831-372-2242 www.theworkspg.com •
Renaissance Rally - 8
Sun., Feb. 12
Valentine’s Day Musical Love Fest with The Something Cool Trio PG Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave. $15 •
Fri. Feb. 17
Tom Rigney & Flambeau Cajun fiddler Performing Arts Center See page 5 •
Feb. 10-16, 2012
Dragon Valley debut by Luke Herzog PG Library 6:00 PM Books will be for sale Benefits Library •
Monterey Cat Show Monterey Fairgrounds •
Sat. Feb. 25
Science Saturday 11 AM “Marvelous Mushrooms” and Birthday Party for Sandy the Whale1:00 PM No fee •
Tuesdays 11 AM-1PM
Join a lively discussion group welcoming all points of view on many timely subjects. The discussion group meets at Sally Griffin Center. •
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Jenna Hively, far right, shows the strain a professional defense attorney might feel during a trial. She was one of Pacific Grove’s ‘Defense Attorneys’ at the recent Mock Trial. With her at the table are two young men from Salinas’s team. Pacific Grove edged last year’s champion, Carmel, and will go on to compete at the state level March 23-25. There are more pictures on page 8. Photo by Peter Mounteer
Pt. Pinos Grill: A brief history of permits Pacific Grove City Manager Tom Frutchey appeared as the petitioner for the City before the Planning Commission Thurs., Feb. 2 to open a public hearing for the amendment of the use permit at the golf course clubhouse and Pt. Pinos Grill. The property was deeded to the City “for the benefit of the citizens of Pacific Grove” and has been designated an open space, including the portion on which the Sally Griffin Center was built and operates and the portion on which the clubhouse sits. A Use Permit was approved on Nov. 6, 2003 which allowed the restaurant at the “new” clubhouse to conduct business subject to special conditions: • Limited days and hours of operation, from 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon. Sat. and 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time. No dinner or Sunday brunch service was allowed. • “Tournament room” to be used only for golf-related events, no overflow seating or special events • No live or recorded entertainment in either the main dining room or the tournament room. On Sept. 6, 2006 a report was offered on an Aug. 8, 2006 neighborhood meeting to consider modifications which would have extended the restaurant hours and allowed for non-golf-related special events and allowed a full liquor license. Staff returned
a report on May 16, 2007 on lighting the clubhouse parking lot, extending hours of operation and allowing non-golf related events, referring to the Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Advisory Committee and the Planning commission moved to approve the following changes: • Hours of operation from dawn to dusk (“Nautical Twilight”) • Brunch and dinner to be added • Tournament room allowed for seating non-golf special events and overflow weating • Maximum seating according to Fire Code • Patrons directed to park away from residential areas • Background music and live unamplified music permitted • Evaluation in one year. There was an appeal to the City Council which began at the beginning with a Dec. 5, 2007 hearing. Changes were made, including changing the closing hours of operation to “5:00 p.m. during Standard Time” and 8:00 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time, but the other requirements remained essentially the same. The city Council sought a review by Planning in six months plus a public hearing. At a special City Council meeting held to discuss the city’s 5-Year Strategic Plan on
Nov. 9, 2009, staff was directed to prepare a report about amending the Clubhouse use permit to extend hours into the night time and to allow full liquor sales. That report was returned and opened for public review from Dec. 21, 2010 through Jan. 20, 2011. Planning allowed further public comment at their Feb. 2, 2011 meeting and then sought further reports from staff. In the meantime, the Economic Development Commission voted to support the changes and to extend closing hours until 10:30 p.m. Planning heard a report on May 19, 2011 that City Council sought to expand a business plan to include the clubhouse and Pt. Pinos Grill and sought to extend the schedule for three months. The application was withdrawn at that time, and the city advised they would re-apply when the business plan was completed and staff had more time to address comments received, Staff presented reports on uses and incident reports on commercial usage, liquor sales in open space zoning districts and regulated lighting information at the Planning Commission’s May 19, June 16 and July 21, 2011 meetings. At an Oct. 2, 2011 neighborhood meeting held at the Grill, a resident suggested a trial period to allow for the gathering of information about possible impacts from extended operation of the Grill and an emergency ordinance
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Hospitality Improvement District Advisory Board votes for Monterey County Convention & Visitor Bureau
At a recent meeting held at Asilomar Conference Grounds, the Pacific Grove Hospitality Improvement District advisory board voted to renew the City’s participation in the Monterey County Convention & Visitor Bureau’s programs. Last April the Bureau approved an increase in overnight fees per hotel room from 50 cents for limited service hotels and $1 for full service hotels to $1 and $2 respectively. All Pacific Grove’s accommodation establishments are classified as limited service and have paid 50 cents per occupied room for the past 3 and half years. The City and innkeepers are under contract with the Bureau through June of 2012. In addition to the innkeepers’ assessment which averaged $110,000, the City contributes $120,000 from its budget to the Bureau. The advisory board is chaired
by Greg Zimmerman, owner of Monterey Peninsula Inns who operates 3 properties in Pacific Grove. Additional members include, Ed Flatley of Seven Gables Inn, Amrish Patel of Centrella Bed & Breakfast Inn, Robert Boerner of Pacific Gardens Inn, and Mike Boyer of Asilomar Conference Grounds. The joint meeting of the Bureau leaders and advisory board was facilitated by City Manager Tom Frutchey and attended by representatives of 18 Pacific Grove hospitality properties. The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce administers the Improvement District. Recommendations of the HID will be forwarded to the City Council for approval at an upcoming meeting. For information regarding the decision to participate in the MCCVB, please contact Moe Ammar at the Chamber of Commerce, 831-373-3304.
Sponsors sought for annual Art Center bocce ball tourney Pacific Grove Art Center is looking for local business support for our third annual Bocce Tournament. The tournament will be held April 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gill Gallery at Pacific Grove Art Center. This fun, family friendly event has been well attended in the past and we would like to continue holding the Bocce Tournament, but need your help. If you or your business would like to sponsor the Pacific Grove Art Center Bocce Tournament, at a level of your choosing, please contact us at 831-521-7476 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Because you asked . . .
Remember Tala Loubieh? That’s right, the dedicated San Franciscan whose currently devoting her time with the Peace Corps to a 28 month stint in Tanzania, with the goal of educating the people of Mtambula about HIV/AIDS. Loubieh had also undertaken a project to rebuild the restroom facilities in Mtambula’s schools, and was actively seeking donations to help her complete the project at the time of our interview with her mother, Aida Cook of Carmel. The project required $4220 to complete. Recently, Cook reported that her daughter had received all the necessary donations to fully complete “Toilets for Tots.” Tala Loubieh is slated to return to the United States this August, in order to begin post-graduate work at Columbia University, in New York City.
Label GMOs signature Gathering Trainings coming up this week: Wed. Feb. 15, 6:00p-8:00p Signature Gathering Training and Organizational Mtg PGHS Library, 615 Sunset Dr, Pacific Grove -Colleen Ingram- Monterey County Coordinator (831)204-8633 Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/labelgmosmonterey Newsletter:http://labelgmosmonterey2012.blogspot.com/
Hospitality Improvement Advisory Board (L-R) Greg Zimmerman, Monterey Peninsula Inns; Michael Boyer, Asilomar Conference Grounds; Ed Flatley, Seven Gables Inn; Amrish Patel, Centrella Inn Bed & Breakfast; and Robert Boerner, Pacific Gardens Inn.
Distribution of Becklenberg’s duties Replacing Jim Becklenberg, the Deputy City Manager who recently moved on to a city/county position in Colorado, is not going to be easy, according to City Manager Tom Frutchey. “In the interim,” he says, “we need to ensure that every function is well covered, so there are no breaks in continuity and public service.” Becklenberg’s duties -- and they were many -- will be distributed among various staff members pending a proposal to City Council. No one will get any additional remuneration, however, Tony McFarlane will be Interim Budget and Finance Manager (Finance, Accounting, Budget, and Audit). Cathy Krysna will be Interim Administrative Services Manager (Risk Management, Cemetery, Business License, TOT and short-term rentals, BID and HID admin-
istration). Polly Fry will be Interim Human Resources Manager (personnel and benefits, some additional workers compensation responsibilities, labor relations, and Hyperbaric Chamber). Susan Morrow, City Clerk has assumed IT responsibilities, Trademarks, and she will manage the Monterey Computer Corporation contract and PEG funds. Mike Zimmer, Public works director, will take on the Waste Management Inc. contract, sit on the MRWMD task force, and assume full responsibilities for the Monarch Sanctuary Management Plan, etc. Mike and Moe Ammar will be the co-lead for our community on the Trolley. Tom Frutchey will assume responsibility for Jim’s remaining programs and projects directly.
Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported by Guy Chaney
Week ending 02/08/12..................................... 00 Total for the season ...................................... 5.05 To date last year (2010) .............................. 10.44
Wettest year ............................................................ 47.15 during rain year 7/1/97-6/30/98* Driest year ................................................................. 9.87 during rain year 7/1/75-6/30/76* High this past week ..................................................... 70° Low this past week ...................................................... 43°
*Data from http://www.weather.nps.navy.mil/renard.wx/ Photo by Cameron Douglas
Fire Dept. hopes for SAFER grant The Fire Department has applied for a Department of Homeland Security “Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response” (SAFER) grant. If awarded, the grant would fund salaries and benefits for six firefighter positions across the four cities and other jurisdictions covered by Monterey Fire Department for a period of two years. These six positions would serve as additional “relief” staffing to backfill vacancies and absorb a significant portion of the overtime costs currently incurred to maintain minimum daily staffing levels in the Fire Department. Savings would be shared by all participating service areas. At the end of the two years, Miller says that they would hopefully retain the six firefighters to fill positions left vacant by attrition. The earliest that results could be known is April.
Libertarian Party meets at annual gathering in Seaside The Libertarian Party of Monterey County will hold its annual meeting on Feb. 21 at Round Table Pizza at 1717 Fremont, Seaside, at 5:30 p.m. Delegates to the California State LP convention in Ventura will be chosen, which will determine who will be delegates at the National LP Convention in Las Vegas to choose a U.S. Presidential candidate. Currently Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, is one of the top contenders running for U.S. President under the Libertarian Party banner. New members and supporters are welcome. For more information: www.lpmontereycounty.org
Cedar Street Times was established September 1, 2008 and was adjudicated a legal newspaper for Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California on July 16, 2010. It is published weekly at 311A Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Press deadline is Wednesday, noon. The paper is distributed on Fri. and is available at various locations throughout the city as well as by e-mail subscription. Editor/Publisher: Marge Ann Jameson News: Marge Ann Jameson, Peter Mounteer Contributors: Ben Alexander • Betsy Slinkard Alexander • Mary Arnold • Guy Chaney • Jon Guthrie • Amy Coale Solis • Rhonda Farrah • Neil Jameson • Taylor Jones • Richard Oh • Katie Shain • Dirrick Williams Photography: Peter Mounteer Distribution: Kellen Gibbs and Peter Mounteer
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Terminated employee nabbed Marge Ann Jameson Cop log for burglary at Shell station On Feb. 6, 2012 at approximately 0619 hours, Pacific Grove Police officers responded to a report of a burglary at the shell station at 587 Lighthouse Avenue, downtown Pacific Grove, for a report of a burglary. An undisclosed amount of cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes were taken from the store the previous night. Review of the video surveillance from inside the store identified a recently terminated employee, Rossetta Turturici, as one of the suspects who entered the store and took the items, apparently using a key she came into possession of while working at the station. An unidentified male accompanied Turturici and assisted in the burglary. On Feb. 7, officers from Pacific Grove Police Department and Seaside Police Department executed a search warrant at Turturici’s residence in Seaside, but there was no sign of Turturici or the stolen property. Later on Feb. 7, officers were informed that Salinas Police Department had stopped Turturici for a traffic violation and that she was found to be in possession of some of the stolen property. Turturici was arrested for the Pacific Grove burglary, interviewed by Pacific Grove police officers, then transported and booked at Monterey County Jail for burglary and conspiracy.
Pacific Grove men arrested in Watsonville pot bust
Three Pacific Grove men were arrested when investigators busted a marijuana operation housed in an Airport Boulevard warehouse on Thursday, the Santa Cruz County Anti Crime Team reported. Authorities seized 480 pot plants, 12 pounds of marijuana worth about $30,000 on the street and $25,000 in grow equipment in the warehouse, at 440 Airport Blvd., according to Sgt. Eric Montalbo, SCCACT Task Force Supervisor Scott Vucina, 47, and his son, 25-year-old Ryan, and Benjamin Harbert, 26, all were arrested at a home at 721 Bayview in Pacific Grove. The investigation started in December when SCCACT got tips about the marijuana grow and culiminated Thursday around 11 a.m. with the raid and seizures. Agents also froze one bank account and a safe deposit box pending further investigation. All three men were jailed on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale, cultivation of marijuana and conspiracy for sales of marijuana. Their bails were each set at $5,000, according to County Jail records.
A debit card was found in the ATM at Bank of America. The owner was located and picked it up. A wristlet pouch was found on the Rec Trail. Owner information was inside. The owner was located and picked it up. A drivers license was found. The owner was sent a letter. Prescription drugs without a label were found and turned in. The reporting party believes they were left by a former employee.
A cell phone flew off a motorcycle, and though the owner backtracked and found the battery and the back case, the working part of the phone is in the wind. Can’t have one without the other. A Samsung computer tablet flew off the roof of a car. The owner had put it there while he secured his child in the car seat. The owner backtracked but the computer is bye bye.
Lighthouse Ave. Also Lighthouse Ave., registered alarm.
A vehicle was parked in violation of certain hours on Ocean View. A search revealed open containers and two suspects were cited.
Susan McFall-Burnell was involved in a collision, evaluated for DUI and subsequently arrested, booked, and released on citation. Same thing happened to Scot McMullen, with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent.
DUI no collision
Driver at a traffic enforcement stop was found to be DUI. Sheri Pflieger was booked and released on a citation.
Kyle Parham, a probationer, was contacted as he parked his car as he was suspected of DUI narcotics. Sure enough, he was. He was arrested for DUI, outstanding warrants, possession of marijuana and violation of probation and was transported to county jail.
I’ll be back
Though he had been escorted from the premises on Asilomar earlier and told not to return, Christopher Hlatky did return. He was drinking and didn’t know where he was, where he was going, or where he had been. Nothing to do with any spiritual journey except for the kind of spirits one finds in a bottle. Cited and released when sober. Severin Steenson got himself in the same situation, being too drunk in a public place to care for himself. So did Corey O’Halloran.
Resistance is futile
Timothy Apodaca was booked for physically resisting officers during a traffic stop. He was booked and released on citation.
A vigilant neighbor observed two juveniles damaging a citrus tree on Gibson.
Vandalism to a public restroom on Caledonia was reported.
Yet more vandalism
Someone kicked in a gate on residential property.
pPERMIT From Page 1 was adopted by City Council on Nov. 16, 2011 to allow for a 120-day pilot program. During that test period, the City collected data – and continues to collect it – including such information as dinner patron levels, seating times, parking and driving patterns, customer comments, sound and lighting data and police records about potential disturbance calls. Data collection includes surveys in the neighborhood by volunteers as well as staff, and a matrix which categorizes written public comment. The city submitted a new use permit application, which was available for review from Dec. 22, 2011 through Jan. 23, 2012. The City seeks to modify the existing use and operations to allow the clubhouse to be open from 6:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Paraphernalia at school
(with last seating of customers at 10:00 p.m.) and to allow indoor amplified music through an existing portable sound system. The City seeks reasonable lighting and has included consultant reports on what hardware could possibly be used. The City’s file is a three-inch tall brief. The Planning commission considered it at the Feb. 2, 2012 meeting but voted to continue the matter until Feb. 9, 2012. At the Feb. 9 meeting, a decision will be made on the extent of the Mitigated Negative Declaration of Impact and the matter will then go to Architectural Review Board for consideration of the lighting design before it moves to City Council. The City is tentatively planning two public meetings, likely at the Community Center, to gather further public input.
Please do not accept checks drawn on Cedar Street Times’s account at Union Bank, ending in 65. Checks were stolen and used around town. Use was unauthorized. If you have any questions, please call Pacific Grove Police Department at 648-3143 or Cedar Street Times at 324-4742.
A student was found to be in possession of a glass pipe on campus. Student was cited and received disciplinary action from the school as well as being referred to a juvenile diversion program.
On Spruce Ave., a tarp from the roof of a foreclosed residence blew off and landed in the neighbor’s yard. Not only that, but part of the chimney fell off and squashed her rose bushes. The matter has been referred to the code enforcement officer under the blight ordinance.
Someone has been throwing beer bottles in the yard. Subject was advised to erect a “No dumping” sign.
The window was smashed and tools were stolen from a locked truck during the night, on Lighthouse Ave. Same thing happened on Funston. Don’t leave good stuff in view in your car because then you not only will be missing your stuff but will have to have the window replaced.
Money, computer and jewelry stolen
On Eardley, someone broke into a residence and stole money, a computer and some jewelry.
A child protective case was found to be unfounded. Someone on Buena Vista reported hearing a shot and a cry for help at the neighbor’s house, but the neighbor was doing fine. Maybe it was the TV.
Holding a grudge
Someone knocked on the reporting party’s door in the wee hours of the morning. She said it had happened when she lived in Santa Cruz, too, and she suspects a former stepson who was mad about an inheritance settlement a decade ago.
A person reported receiving unwanted text messages and phone calls in violation of a restraining order. Another person reported receiving harassing phone calls around a civil dispute.
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High Hats & Parasols Dear Readers: 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 “High Hats” are not our words. They are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Our journalistic predecessors held to the highest possible standards for their day, as do we at Cedar Street Times. 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 1911.
Areoplane is really balloon!
The parents of Forest Paul, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Paul, had been clandestinely planning the event for quite some time. This Thursday afternoon, on the occasion of Forest’s eighteenth birthday, with more than forty of Forest’s friends participating, the celebration took place at the Paul home and came as a complete surprise to Forest. A large birthday cake proved to be the most tempting item on the generous menu. Progressive games were played for which prizes were given. Miss Geneva Marretino won first place as outstanding player overall and J. A. Metzler came in second. A large balloon shaped like an Areoplane was then inflated with lighter-than-air gas and sailed out over the bay, much to everyone’s delight and amazement. 1
Indian woman has fourteen husbands
Nellie Lane, a comely Indian woman, has pled guilty to having been wed fourteen times … without bothering to legally rid herself of previous husbands. She told the court that she is living happily with husband number fifteen. Mrs. Lane had cheerfully divulged this information to Deputy United States Attorney Evans during an investigation into alcohol sales to Native Americans. One of her husbands, a Mr. Moses, described their marriage as “excellent” but admitted that he might know too little about the institution to be a good judge, since he has had only four wives (and no divorce).
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And your bill amounts to …
Oh, you get a good slice of pie at the Grove’s Coffee Club. Just 15¢. With a bottomless cup of coffee, 20¢. With coffee and whip cream, 25¢. The best of everything good to cook awaits you at Spoon & Hicks Grocery. Freshly canned vegetables on special at 15¢ a can. Six cans for 85¢. Check our window to see an attractive display of toiletries and notions. Water closet4 paper, 90¢ for twelve packets of 100 squares. Long & Gretter. The Pacific Grove Review offers job printing at San Francisco prices. You might as well be popular. Fifty visiting cards cost only 35¢. 5
The balloon-airplane was propelled by a small stream of escaping gas. The constitution of 1849 was superseded in 1879 by a confusing document that is called the “world’s worst” constitution. 3 Referred to is a “narrow gauge”, streetcar railway. 4 For those not in the know, “water closet” referred to an indoor toilet. 5 Visiting cards were popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Imprinted with only the name of the bearer, bending certain corners meant different things. A gentleman, for instance, would bend the upper, left corner of the card presented to the maid or butler to indicate that he was calling “romantically” on a lady. References: Pacific Grove Review, Monterey Daily Cypress, Del Monte Weekly, Salinas Index, Monterey County Post, Bullions’ Grammar (1890).
“Direct Legislation” amendment a farce
Mr. Judson King, Field Lecturer for the National Referendum League, opposes Amendment Six, the so-called Direct Legislation amendment, because, he said, “It gives cranks and agitators an opportunity to make reprehensible and freak legislation. Such mundane items are bound to pop up such as the control of the length of hat pins by legislation.” King urges all voters to vote against number six.
One sister killed, another injured by moving train
Mrs. Anna Roberts of this city and her sister, Mrs. Lewis Gannet of Carmel, were both struck by a train when the women, apparently confused by an approaching headlight, walked directly into the path of a train moving at a substantial rate of speed near Park street. Both women were hurled many feet, striking against a paved surface. Mrs. Roberts, mangled by the cow catcher, had her skull fractured and was mutilated. She died almost instantly. Mrs. Gannet received three broken ribs, a broken arm, a broken leg, and internal injuries. She is not expected to survive overnight. When the motorman spotted the two women, he put on the brakes. The distance, however, was too short to get the train stopped. Although there were no other witnesses, it is supposed the two women were taking a shortcut by walking across the tracks. Talking, the women did not hear the train approaching until it was too late. It is expected that a third death will result from the accident. Mrs. L. Vernon, mother of the sisters, is getting along in years and recently has been restricted to her bed by illness. She has not been told of the accident as of yet, and when she is told it is believed that may be her undoing. No blame for the tragedy is attached to the train crew.
Mr. Charles Newlove of the Grove may soon be seeking some new love. Last night, Newlove checked into the Pacific Grove Hotel. He said that he did not know how long he would be staying. His wife, still at home, was unavailable for comment.
Esteemed pioneer succumbs
Captain Joseph Aram died peacefully in his sleep this week. Aram, who crossed the plains with his family in 1846 for the purpose of making his home in California, was a member of the 1849 convention that framed California’s first constitution2 at Colton Hall in Monterey, and his is the first signature on that document. Aram was a member of the original legislature of California. His brick home in Monterey is thought to be the first to be built entirely of bricks anywhere in California. He later moved to the Grove, where his mother still resides today at 217 Park street. Aram is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Y. P. Cool, who has moved with her husband to Los Angeles.
Electric railway to Del Monte Heights 3
The Monterey and Del Monte Heights Railway has announced that its new line is soon to be completed and cars will soon be running out to Del Monte Heights. A reorganization of the railway company has been effected, and today a formal transfer of the railroad property was make. George Phelps has purchased the interests of A. G. Metz and H. R. O’Bryan in the road, thus acquiring full control of the business. The railway extends from the end of Broadway to Del Monte Heights to the city limits. The entire distance of three miles is graded and tracks have been laid almost the entire length. The new line runs to within a block of the Monterey and Pacific Grove Railway. The electric power for the new line will be purchased from either the Monterey County Gas & Electric Company or from the Pacific Improvement Company, which maintains a large power plant at Del Monte. _A telephone exchange is to be opened in Del Monte Heights in connection with the railway office. • • •
Snippets from around the area…
The Rev. Will Bartlett is in town to speak during the Preach-n-Praise service to be held at the Methodist church this Sunday. Wright’s Hardware offers a little of everything needed for the construction of your new home. We can also order the lumber you need, cut to size. The demand for lots in Camp Minnehaha continues to be brisk and the available supply will soon be entirely sold. These lots are easily obtained. All you need do is pay for a six-month subscription to the Review. We will give you a small lot, suitable for tent or cabin, absolutely free of cost except for the cost of making a survey and the execution of deed. Ask the operator for Black 421 and let’s talk!
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 & 12th Street, 831-373-4441 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-647-1610 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.
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Up and Coming Celebrate Sandy’s birthday party at PG Museum
Bestselling author to speak at PG Library
Sandy the Gray Whale migrated to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History 29 years ago and stayed for good. Join us for Science Saturday on Sat., Feb. 25 at 11:00 a.m. –“Marvelous Mushrooms”--and then at 1:00 p.m. for cake and celebration in honor of Sandy. Sandy has been an icon in Pacific Grove since arriving in 1982. Created by noted marine mammal sculptor Larry Foster, the 45-foot, life-size whale originally arrived on loan.
Laurie R. King
Then an inspired fundraising campaign invited people to sponsor Sandy for $3 a pound, $24,000 was raised and Sandy had a permanent home in the museum collection. Several generations of kids have since grown up with Sandy and visiting the free museum. Sandy’s birthday party will feature cake (as long as it lasts), activities, a group photo with Sandy and more. Everyone involved in Sandy’s original acquisition are especially welcome and appreciated, including those who might still have an original Sandy certificate to share.
Lighthouse volunteers offer training
Pt. Sur Lightstation & Pt. Pinos Lighthouse Volunteer Opportunity:Training to lead tours, operate the visitors center or help maintain historic buildings begins with an introductory meeting on Sunday, February 19 at 1:30 p.m., State Parks Headquarters, 2211 Garden Road, (near the airport), Monterey. The first Training Class is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00pm, also at 211 Garden Road. Information on volunteering is available on the Web at www. pointsur.org by clicking on the Volunteer Training link or (831) 624-7570.
Marvelous Mushrooms Science Saturday
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History presents “Marvelous Mushrooms, a Science Saturday event for children, on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Both kids and adults are invited to enjoy hands-on activities involving mushrooms and other fungi. As a special addition to the day, the museum is celebrating the birthday of Sandy the Whale. Birthday cake will be cut at 1:00 pm, also at the Museum, 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove Cost is free (donations appreciated).
Laurie R. King, critically acclaimed bestselling author, will be a guest speaker on Sunday, February 19, at 2:00 at Chautauqua Hall, 16th and Central, in Pacific Grove. A Private Reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres will follow from 3:30 to 4:30 at the Pacific Grove Library. Ms. King is best known for her historical mystery series featuring Mary Russell and husband Sherlock Holmes and for her detective series featuring Kate Martinelli, a San Francisco homicide inspector. Her books appear regularly on the New York Times Bestseller Lists. Her most recent top seller is Pirate King, a Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes tale that takes place during the heyday England’s silent film industry. Booklist calls Pirate King “brilliant and beautifully complex.” The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library to benefit the Library. An avid supporter of libraries, Ms. King said she grew up “reading her way through libraries like a termite through balsa.” Visit laurierking.com to read about Ms. King and to join her virtual book club. 2:00 p.m. Chautauqua Hall, 16th and Central, Pacific Grove $20 tickets for the event only may be purchased at the Pacific Grove Library, 550 Central Avenue or at the door. $25 tickets for the reception must be purchased at the library in advance. For more information call 648-5762 or go to pacificgrove.lib.ca.us
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Up and Coming World’s tallest cat is coming Celebrate Charles Dickens’ birthday On Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m. the Monterey Peninsula Dickens Fellowship will to Monterey Cat Show celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth and the 20th anniversary of the fellow-
Savannah Islands Trouble, or “Trouble,” is a three-year-old Savannah cat owned by Debby Maraspini. Trouble was measured at the Silver Cats Cat Show in Reno, Nevada on October 30, 2011. His measurement was 19 inches to the top of his shoulder. On November 17, Savannah Islands Trouble was awarded the Guinness World Record for the World’s Tallest Cat. Trouble will be in attendance at the East of Eden Cat Fanciers Cat Show. The show will be held February 25 – 26th at the Monterey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Road Monterey, CA 93940. About Savannah Islands Trouble: “Trouble” was born on April 20, 2008 in Walnut Grove, California at Savannah Island Cattery. Trouble is an F2 Savannah meaning he is 25% African Serval. He loves meeting new people, playing with the Labrador, sleeping with mommy, and racing through the house. He eats rabbit, chicken and pork... raw. He is completely domesticated and litter box trained. He is just like any other cat, just larger. Savannah cats are NOT bred to be as large as Trouble. He is an exception to the rule, most savannahs are taller and longer than a domestic, but smaller than Trouble is. If you would like more information about Trouble please call Debby at (916) 6068318 or email Debby@SavannahIsland.com. Trouble has a website at www.Looking forTrouble.net, and can be found on Facebook as well.
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ship, at the London Bridge Pub. The London Bridge Pub is located at the head of wharf 2 in Monterey. The event is open to the public, and individuals interested in joining the fellowship are encouraged to attend. Separate checks, no host. Hope to see you there!
Stevenson presents ‘Legally Blond’
Sorority star Elle Woods doesn’t take “no” for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Stevenson School will present “Legally Blonde - The Musical” in 6 performances over 2 weekends: Fri.-Sun. Feb. 17-19 and Thu.-Sat. 23-25, 2012. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. except Sun., Feb. 19 which is a matinee at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be held at Keck Auditorium on the Stevenson Pebble Beach campis, 3152 forest Lane Road. Tickets are $12 general and $5 students, seniors and military. Tickets may be purchased at www.seatyourself.biz/stevensonschool. For more information see www.stevensonschool.org/boxoffice or call 831-625-8389
On Sunday, Feb 12 from 3p.m.-5p.m. there will be an event titled A Valentine’s Day Musical Love Fest with The Something Cool Trio performing, at 568 Lighthouse Ave at the Pacific Grove Arts Center. The Something Cool Trio includes Bill Minor on Piano; Jenn Schaaf, drums, and Heath Proskin on Bass, and offer a host of jazz standards from “My Funny Valentine” and “Unforgettable” to tunes by Radiohead and Tom Waits to love songs sung in Russian, Greek and Italian. They will by joined by Richard Mayer on flute for instrumental renderings of songs by Leonard Bernstein and Thelonious Monk; and a full set will feature the award winning voice of soprano Norma Mayer, arranged and accompanied by her husband, Richard Mayer. The cost of attending is $15 and proceeds will benefit the art programs and events of the Pacific Grove Arts Center. For more information please contact Jaqui Hope, executive director of the Pacific Grove Art Center, at 831 375-2208.
Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20120088 The following person is doing business as La Crème Monterey,863 Pine Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950; Tamie's Weddings and Events, Inc., 863 Pine Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on January 17, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Tamie M. Aceves, President. This business is conducted by a corporation. Publication dates: 01/20/12, 01/27/12, 02/03/12, 02/10/12
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20120029 The following person is doing business as Sapp Devco; and Coast and Valley Advisors, 3rd Ave. 2 SW of Carpenter, Carmel, Monterey County, CA 93921; Jonathan William Sapp, 3rd Ave. 2 SW of Carpenter, Carmel, CA 93921. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on January 08, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Jonathan Sapp. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 01/27/12, 02/03/12, 02/10/12, 02/17/12.
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NOAA Employee of the Year is Lorraine Anglin NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) has named Lorraine Anglin as Employee of the Year in Operations for her exemplary management of vessel and aircraft operations. Anglin works for NOAA Sanctuaries West Coast Regional Office, in Monterey, CA, where she coordinates operations for the R/V Fulmar and R/V 4107. The Fulmar has been one of the most active vessels in the national marine sanctuary fleet the past two years, serving as the primary research vessel for three West Coast sanctuaries. Anglin’s job managing complex and wide-ranging vessel operations involves working with staff and agency partners, researchers, vessel crews and program engineers, along with harbor and yard operators. She has led implementation of an online system for planning and reporting vessel operations, and an annual report of vessel operations, both of which are deployed at multiple sanctuaries. In addition, Anglin has coordinated field staff’s participation in enforcement and marine mammal survey flights aboard U.S. Coast Guard aircraft and helicopters, advancing core programs for the five west coast national marine sanctuaries. Over the past year, Anglin has also has helped coordinate marine mammal survey flights aboard the NOAA Twin Otter airplane, stationed in Monterey. “In all pursuits, Lorraine has gone above and beyond the call of her official duties to ensure vessel and aircraft operations along the west coast are both effective at meeting core missions and at the same time, safe,” said Karen Grimmer, deputy superintendent of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Anglin has been involved with boats, vessel operations and logistics from a very young age. Although she was raised in Friday Harbor (San Juan Island) Washington, she spent her youth and college breaks working on her family’s commercial fishing boat in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska. Anglin’s family still resides in Homer, Alaska. NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources.
PGHSAA: $5,500 in grants
At its January meeting, the Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association approved six grant requests from various organizations at the high school, authorizing more than $5,500 for sports, academic, and other activities. Grants include $655 to the school’s Athletic Department for purchase of a portable treatment table to be used by trainers in all of the high school’s sports programs, $300 to support the boys’ baseball program;, $1,000 toward a new wrestling mat for the wrestling team, $1,144 for equipment for the girls’ softball team, $1,500 for the school’s annual Sober Grad Night event, and $1,000 for the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at the high school. This college readiness system focuses on under-served students; the money will be used to finance a field trip for AVID students to prospective college campuses in Southern California. Money for grants and scholarships comes from donations made to the Association, which was originally formed in 1899 and reactivated in 1962. For more information about the Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association and its programs, or about joining or donating to the Association, visit the PGHSAA web site at www.pgusd.org/alumni.
Colletti named DAI of the Year
Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo has announced that District Attorney Investigator (DAI) John Coletti has been selected as the Monterey County District Attorney’s Investigator of the Year for 2011. Investigator Coletti will be honored at the Annual Monterey County Peace Officers Association Awards Dinner on Feb, 17. During 2011, DAI Coletti distinguished himself in several gang cases that resulted in lengthy prison sentences including: People v. Matthew Perez (18 year prison term); People v. Alex Jasso (50 years to life); People v. Valentin Rivas and Benjamin Carrillo (both received 50 years to life); People v. George Sanchez (40 years to life); and People v. Vicente Lopez (44 years to life). He was also selected by the Monterey County Peace Officers Association as the Outstanding Investigator in 2008. Colletti was also he was honored by the California District Attorney’s Association as their “2011 Investigator of the Year” for the State of California. District Attorney Dean Flippo stated, “DAI Coletti is not only an outstanding investigator and invaluable team member, but also possesses all the attributes that make him a great peace officer.” DAI Coletti has been an investigator with the District Attorney’s Office since 2005.
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Two fridays ago at 11:30a.m. Pacific Grove High School put on the Renaissance Rally, held annually during the first half of the Spring Semester. The rally honors high achieving students in academics and the arts. Among the activities at this year’s Renaissance Rally were a performance by the Breaker Cheerleaders and the Breaker Girls Dance Team, followed by two performances by the orchestra, featuring solos by violinist Jonathan Vanderhorst and cellist Kaitlin Alt. Then came presentations of academic achievement for students in each class. The top 10 percent of students from each grade level were honored for their academic achievement during the Fall semester. Coach Dan Powers made a request for as many students as possible to attend the final home basketball game of the season. The event concluded around 12:30p.m. with Poetry Out Loud performances by Lyla Mahmoud, Arwa Awhan, and Grant Jaholkowski. Photos by Peter Mounteer.
Pacific Grove places first in 2012 Mock Trial
On Saturday morning at the Monterey Courthouse, seven Mock Trial teams gathered to compete for the title of champion. Pacific Grove High School took the victory from Carmel, last year’s winner, by a thin margin of 287 to 278 points, putting Carmel High in second place, with Monterey High trailing in third. Members of Pacific Grove’s Mock Trial team took four awards, one less than Carmel, but that didn’t keep the team from securing their place as county champions. PG’s Julie Kim took the award for Outstanding Prosecution Pretrial Motion attorney, along with Nour Melhem of Mon-
terey High. Pacific Grove High’s Claire D’Angelo secured an award for Outstanding Defense Attorney, along with Anjeli Elkins of Carmel High. Outstanding Clerk and Bailiff awards were also conferred on Jin Kim and Peter Ferndandez, respectively, both from Pacific Grove, along with Andrew Karaman of Palma High for bailiff, and Ian Krieger of Monterey for clerk. Pacific Grove’s Taylor Jones placed second as journalist and will compete at the state level March 23-25. Staff coaches were Larry Haggquist and Karinne Gordon. Attorney coaches for Pacific Grove were Elaine McLeaf, Diana Rosenthal and Emily McGough.
Left: The defense team included (LR) Jenna Hively and Claire D’Angelo. Below, left, Yann Brown, “defendant: Min Kan, and Claire D’Angelo. The defendant was declared guilty, but that apparently didn’t affect the overall score. Below, Judge Hon. Albert Maldonado, Monterey County Superior Court. At right, “Expert Witness” Stella Park faced a grilling. Panelists who sat in the jury box and helped to evaluate the teams. Photos by Peter Mounteer.
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Peeps Arwa Aram is Pacific Grove’s 2012 Poetry Out Loud champ Next tier of the competition Feb. 18
Arwa Aran named PGHS School Champion in “California Poetry Out Loud” contest School competition emphasizes language skill and public speaking; advances to the Monterey County finals on February 18 For the second year, Pacific Grove High School is participating in the national “Poetry Out Loud” competition. This event is sponsored by the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Local sponsors are the Arts Council for Monterey County and AMP Media. Under the guidance of teacher Larry Haggquist and drama coach Garland Thompson, thirteen PG High Students competed for this years school champion. Arwa Awan, a junior, successfully presented her poem of choice, The Meaning of the Shovel by Martin Espada. The first runner-up was Lyla Mahmoud with her recitation of Cartoon Physics by Nick Flynn. The next competition, which will decide the county champion, will be held at AMP Media in Monterey. Both students will present their poems, however, only Arwa will be competing with the champion from Santa Catalina School. The champion from Monterey County will then compete with other county champions by presenting three poems at the state level in Sacramento in March. In 2010 and 2011, the Monterey champion competed at the National Poetry Out Loud contest in Washington D.C. – and they were also from Pacific
Grove High School: Morgan Brown in 2010 and Robert Marchand in 2011. The event is on Feb. 18 at 1:00 p.m, AMP Media, 2200 Garden Rd. Monterey; the public is invited. “Young people interested in rap and slam contests can be surprisingly interested in classical poetry when it’s presented through the Poetry Out Loud competition,” said Muriel Johnson, Director of the California Arts Council. “We’ve seen students from all backgrounds and academic levels embrace this program wholeheartedly. It can change their lives.” The Poetry out Loud program seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry: recitation and performance. Poetry Out Loud competitions start in the classroom, then at the school, region, state, and national finals, similar to the structure of the spelling bee. The national initiative is part of an attempt to bring literary arts to students, a critical need in U.S. schools, according to a NEA report Reading at Risk that found a dramatic decline in literary reading, especially among younger readers. General information can be found at http://www. cac.ca.gov/poetryoutloud and www.poetryoutloud.org, and reporters interested in more information about the statewide program may contact California Arts Council Literary Arts Specialist Kristin Margolis at kmargolis@ cac.ca.gov or 916-322-6391.
DANCE CAMP IS COMING!
Photos by Peter Mounteer
Pacific Grove Breaker Dance Team presents
Top: Arwa Aran at the Renaissance event at Pacific Grove High School, where she was declared the winner of the 2012 Poetry Out Loud competition. Below, left: Coach Larry Haggquist and right” Runner-up Lyla Mamoud.
Classes for Kids
A two weekend dance camp taUght by dance team members Sun., March 17, 2012 9 AM - 12 NOON and Saturday, March 24, 2012 9 AM - 12 NOON at PGHS New Dance Room (Behind the Gym) $50 Pre-Registration per dancer $55 Walk In per dancer (Includes snack and water) Class size is limited Registration accepted on a first-come, first-served basis Participants will learn new and exciting routines and improve technique Optional Performance Opportunity: Students are invited to perform at the Dance Team’s Spring Showcase 2012 on Sat. March 31 at 7 PM For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org Permission form required
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Sports Boys soccer one win away from playoffs
PG Breakers hosted the Pirates of RLS Feb. 2 in a JV and Varsity match. The JV started off the evening with a 2-1 win over RLS. Brent Smith started off the Varsity with a world class strike and resulting goal from distance to put the Breakers up 1-0 in the first two minutes. Ten minutes into the second half, Jack Giovinazzo sent a quick thinking long cross to find Jordan Jones head for the Breakers second and final goal. Constant full bench rotation by the Breakers kept them energized and ended up to be too much for the Pirates to handle. This gives the Breakers a chance at CCS playoffs. This win gives an 11-5-2 record going into the last league game Feb. 8 against York at Breaker Stadium. -- Coach Brad Weber “Like” us on Facebook to get the results as soon as we do! https://www.facebook.com/cedarstreettimes
Together with Love Run racing to help victims
On February 12 join the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center for its 26th Anniversary of the Together With Love Run/Walk, sponsored by Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, at Lovers’ Point Park in Pacific Grove. The 10K and 5K Races start at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Registration is $38 through race day. The race is open to competitive runners, joggers, and fun walkers. This will be the sixth year for the 1K Kids’ Fun Run which begins at 8:15 a.m. The price is $15 through race day. You can register on-line at www. mtryrapecrisis.org or call MCRCC at 373-3955 for a registration form. All participants in the 10K/5K receive a long-sleeved performance running T-shirt, after race refreshments, and qualify for a prize drawing. Medals will be awarded three deep in each age group. Kids in the Fun Run receive a participant medal and goodie bag. The “Together With Love” Run/Walk is a fundraiser that attracts some 1,500 runners and walkers per year. Funds raised are used to support counseling, crisis intervention services for survivors of sexual assault, and community prevention education programs for children and adults.
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It’s here! ATT week on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and the golf capital of the world! These are the best players in the world and its a great opportunity for you, the local golfer to watch and learn from the best. I suggest you go over to the driving range at Pebble Beach, Spyglass or Monterey Peninsula Country Club and watch three things. First, watch the tempo of the pros’ swings, how matched they are on the back swings and the follow thru. There is no hurry to hit with the arms in their golf swings. Second, watch their practice routines. When a PGA tour pro practices, they will hit sand wedges first before they hit anything else. The weekend player usually pulls out the seven iron hitting or trying to hit shots they are not warmed up for. And last, watch how the pros are not in a hurry to hit shot after shot. They hit a few, walk away and relax. You can learn a lot about your own game by watching the pros and learning a few things. Have fun!
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Boys of Summer in early spring
If the Super Bowl is over, can baseball be far behind? PGHS and MPC Baseball!
Above: Breakers’ Wes ‘Paco’ Carswell, left, and Heath Law, right, are getting ready for a winning season in Pacific Grove baseball. Below, the Monterey Peninsula College Lobos are working out as well, suited up at practice. They’re celebrating new stadium seats and restroom facilities for fans and are looking forward to a great season. At left, Ryan Fukunaga, #5. Center, Kyle Graf takes a swing and right Kevin foraker returns a pitched ball. Photos by Justin Russo.
Breaker of the Week Luke Lowell Sport: Boys Basketball, Football Grade: Sophomore Six points in OT to spark Breakers to a win over Soledad
Breaker of the Week Janice Nettles Sport: Girls Wrestling First in CCS in her weight class
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Breaker basketball: Winter sports crowd pleasers The stands were full as the Breakers met arch rivals Carmel in a recent basketball game. Photo by Monterey Bay Sports Photos. At left and below, Pacific Grove Middle School Breaker Girls 8th Grade Basketball team in action against Sacred Heart. Photo by Monterey Bay Sports Photos.
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Up and Coming Carmel Music Society presents cellist Astrid Schween in Carmel Fri., Feb. 17
Hear Yeats set to music
Internationally-recognized cellist Astrid Schween will perform at All Saints’ Church in Carmel on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm. Ms. Schween will be joined by pianist Randall Hodgkinson in a program of works by Chopin, Beethoven and César Franck. As a member of the Lark Quartet and as guest with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Astrid Schween has performed in some of the world’s greatest venues: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Amersterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Musikverein in Vienna and many historic concert halls around the world. All Saints’ Church is located at Dolores and Ninth in Carmel. Following the concert, there will be a free wine reception honoring the artists. Carmel Music Society is offering online ticket sales at www.carmelmusic.org. Tickets also available at the door, or by calling 831.625.9938. Ask about our K-12 student ticket program that admits K-12 students free of charge, with an adult companion paying only $10. Complete Program: • Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3 • Chopin Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, B.49 (arr. Piatigorsky) • Ludwig van Beethoven (17701827) Sonata in A Major, Op.69 for Cello and Piano • Intermission • César Franck (1822-1890) Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano Astrid Schween
Dance for a cause February 18 at Hidden Valley Music Seminars
The Community Comes Together to Dance, Eat and Join Hands in Supporting One of Our Own, Loved Highway Contract Route (HCR 069) Mail Carriers Steve Burnett On Feb. 18, the community will rally together for a fun-filled day of dancing, eating, mingling and joining of hands for our beloved Highway Contract Route mail carrier Steve Burnett, who has been stricken with cancer. Burnett, a larger-than-life man, who stands six feet five inches tall and resembles Santa Claus, has not only been a lifelong resident of Carmel Valley, but a Highway Contract Route mail carrier for the Cachagua/Carmel Valley route HCR-069 for the past 12 years. With no insurance and only three years away from qualifying for Medicare, Steve and his family are now in dire need of the community’s support. Volunteers have come together in flocks to create a fund raiser that will help raise the $40,000 needed for radiation treatments that his doctors are recommending. “I travel 110 miles a day to make sure everyone gets their mail,” Says Burnett. “It’s what I love to do, and I’m very grateful for everyone’s help. I just don’t make the kind of money needed to pay for my treatments to cure this cancer.” Steve has reacted well to his first bout of treatments which involves injecting a substance into his shoulder once a month to reduce the cancer and get it under control. It’s now a matter of going forward with the next phase of radiation and alternative treatments to blast out the last of the cancer. We are rallying for the community to come together to help one of our most cherished members, who has not only been delivering our Highway Contract Route mail independently for the past twelve years, but more importantly has not missed a single day of mail deliveries. Steve’s wife Madeline takes over through his more difficult days, yet it means pulling her away from her work and therefore cuts into their needed dual income. “I was speaking with Steve on the phone earlier while he was on his mail route,” said publicist Tanya Moore who is helping with the fund raiser. “Steve quickly asked me to hold on as he said a client was running out of their home to hand him homemade cookies. After thanking her, Steve came back on the line apologizing for the disruption and said, Tanya, how could I miss a day of this? It was just a perfect example of how much he is loved throughout our community.” Tickets are $20 – with a sliding scale for all to be able to join. Food and drinks provided by the Plaza Linda are available for an additional cost inside the fund raiser being held on Feb. 18 from 4-8:00 p.m. at Hidden Valley Music Seminars in Carmel Valley. There will be live and silent auctions as well as raffles. Live music will be provided by the classic rock band The UnDecided, singer/songwriter Rose Merrill and folkstress Emily Villareal. All proceeds from this benefit will go to help Steve Burnett receive necessary treatments for his cancer. For more information, or if you would like to contribute by volunteering, donating to silent auction and/or raffle or make a direct donation, please contact Bear Kimber at: 831-915-7710
Kyle Aldin and Athena Turgis at St. Mary’s on Feb. 18 The Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay proudly presents a concert by the charismatic Celtic fiddler Athena Tergis & the brilliant Bay Area singer & guitarist Kyle Alden on Sat., Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's by-the-Sea, 146 12th St. in Pacific Grove. Celebrating the release of their CD, 'Songs from Yeats' Bee-loud Glade,' 13 poems by W. B. Yeats set to music, the spectacular fiddler Athena Tergis and the brilliant Bay Area singer & guitarist Kyle Alden will be presenting an evening featuring selections from their album and high-energy Irish reels and jigs. From Alasdair Fraser's Valley of the Moon fiddle camp, Athena was soon touring Ireland with the Sharon Shannon Band, starring for a year and half on Broadway in New York in the mega-hit Riverdance, released dazzling debut 'solo' CD, 'A Letter Home,'produced by and featuring guitarist John Doyle, with whom she subsequently toured and currently tours and records with the esteemed ensemble 'Green Field of America.' Following a recent limited New York engagement with Riverdance composer, Bill Whelan, the 'Irish Voice' raved, “Once or twice in a decade, if you're lucky, you'll get to hear a fiddler this gifted and Tergis - who has a dancer's build and often embodies the music she's playing - is the kind of musician who might have inspired Irish poets such as William Butler Yeats to dream their mighty dreams.” Alden is a vibrant figure on San Francisco's active Irish music scene. A member of the popular bands The Mild Colonial Boys and The Gas Men, Kyle has accompanied many traditional Irish luminaries, including Paddy Keenan and Tommy Peoples. For more, visit their Web sites at www.athena.cd and www.kylealden.com. Admission is $16 advance/$18 at the door or $14 to Celtic Society members. Tickets are available at the door and also available at Bookmark, 307 Forest Ave. in Pacific Grove. For out of town reservations & info, contact Bob at email@example.com or (408) 847-6982.
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Health and Well-Being
Using Intuition in your everyday life
Intuition is our deep inner knowing about making the right decisions and using the right words when we speak. When we are born, we are very intuitive naturally. We know what feels right and what doesn’t. We sense kinesthetically that our parents judging us and judging each other is not healthy, that love and gratitude are natural ways to interact with people. When something does not feel right, like being criticized for getting a bad grade, or trying to stop our parents from screaming at each other, we intuitively get upset. Then,very often, we get judged for being upset. “Don’t cry.” “You shouldn’t get angry.” “It’s not that bad.” Over time, when our natural, intuitive responses at home and in school keep being pushed down and criticized, we have to repress our intuition, because our survival depends on mom, dad, teachers, the authority figures in our lives. We start believing that if they are not satisfied with our behavior, then something must be wrong with us. Because of our deep intuitive sense that our survival depends on these people, we know that we need to get their approval, be need to be a “good girl,” a “good boy,” and behave in a way
Self discovery we are “supposed to” behave. As a child, having to repress our intuition feels very confusing. We also get through trial and error that we don’t have a choice. We end up feeling lost, lonely, and abandoned. Guess what? Today, as an Adult, you don’t have to stay stuck in your childhood conditioning. You have CHOICES! You can now look at your past, realize why you had to repress your Intuition as that wonderful child, feel deep understanding and compassion for your now Inner Child, and start the healing journey. The first step is to know that as an Adult, you now have the capacity to learn new skills, like how to use your Intuition in your daily life. Intuition can be accessed
Zito’s paintings on view at Griffin Center
Local prize-winning artist Terrence Zito will hold an exhibition of his oil and watercolor paintings at Sally Griffin Center, 700 Jewell Ave. near Lovers Point. He wants to make his original art available to local collectors at affordable prices, so he is offering his colorful oil and watercolor paintings of local scenes for $25-$99 while on display. There will be a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at the Center 5-7:00 p.m., Fri., Jan. 13. Mr. Zito’s paintings are on display 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday at the Sally Griffin Center now and through March 2, 2012. The exhibit is sponsored by the Central Coast Art Association.
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in two places deep in your body: One area is your pelvis, the other is your chest and all the way to your upper back. Imagine you need to make a decision. Different people in your life have different ideas about what your decision should be. Get a piece of paper and write down all the possibilities, all the pros and cons. Then, close your eyes and tune in to your body, and get a sense of your pelvic area and your chest. One of these 2 areas wants to be touched and will gently draw your hands toward it. Sometimes, both body parts want to be touched. Trust the process and hold your pelvis and/or your chest with both hands. Take a few deep breaths, then ask your Intuition in that part of your body: “What is the highest choice in this situation for me and everyone else involved?” Intuition becomes tangible up in three different ways: Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Let’s say you want to decide whether to go to a Thai Restaurant or a Mexican Restaurant for dinner. You might see the name of the restaurant, you might hear the name in your brain, or you might have a deep inner sense of which one is the highest choice. Sometimes you might be at a meeting where you can’t do this process directly in the room. We all need to use the bathroom several times a day, right? Just say that you need to use the bathroom where you can take deep breaths, hold your body, and tune into the highest choice. Practice makes the Master. The more
you practice this, the easier it will be to know your highest choices in your life. The beauty of being an Adult today is that this is your life. You deserve to live your life in a way that feels joyful and good. It is your birthright. And because we are Adults today, we have the capacity to learn how to tap into our intuition, support ourselves and each other to create a life of grace and ease. Say to yourself out loud: “This is my
Rabia Erduman was born in Istanbul, Turkey and later spent ten years in Germany before arriving in the United States in 1983. She has traveled extensively in Europe, India, and Bali and is fluent in English, German, and Turkish. Rabia has a B.A. in Psychology, and uses the Clarity Process, Alchemical Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, and Trauma Release to assist clients in their process of selfdiscovery. She teaches Chakra Balancing, Intuitive Touch, and Spiritual Awakening workshops. Rabia has been in private practice since 1983 and teaching since 1984. An inspiring lecturer, Rabia has given talks on chakras, hypnotherapy, past life regression, and living life in ecstasy, among other topics. She has also been interviewed on Radio and Television Shows. Rabia is the author of Veils of Separation - Finding the Face of Oneness, and has four Guided Imagery CDs: Relaxation, Meditation, Chakra Meditation, and Inner Guides. To those wishing to understand her work, she says, “I have found working with the combination of mind, body, and energy to be highly effective in reaching optimum balance. My life and work are about being in the moment, free of fear and the feeling of separation. Deep joy is a natural expression of this process.”
February 10, 2012 • CEDAR STREET
Times • Page 15
Young Writers’ Corner
With programs opened wide like newspapers, audience members trickle into Sherwood Hall, Salinas, to watch the St. Olaf College Band perform their 2012 winter tour, titled Winds In Motion. The ensemble hails from Northfield, MN and has traveled to countries including Japan, Norway, England, Ireland, and Mexico under conductor Timothy Mahr since 1994. Narrow columns of wood line the high walls, popping like pinstripes, and the sections between them flow like rivers to a sea of blue that covers the ceiling. One by one, band members file up the staircase. Each instrument they carry adds more depth to the stage and more sound to the frenzy of tuning and warm-ups. The band is made up of nearly 100 students, spanning a wide range of majors from music to biology, but tonight their differences in study are dwarfed by their shared passion for music. Once student with an obvious passion for music is euphonium player Eric Choate, a music theory and composition major. Mahr welcomes Choate to the conductor’s chair to direct a piece he developed titled “Windmills.” The song sways back and forth between two gentle chords, and the percussionists’ syncopation between ambient bells and triangles create an effect of distant wind chimes on a farm. You can close your eyes and picture a lonely windmill being comforted by a slight breeze. Ending in a slow fade of woodwinds, you focus intently on the decrescendo until the bassoons’ very last breath. The orchestra has an immense presence, and although they are a large group, their sound blends like fresh cream on hot chocolate. It is almost as if you can see the sound being passed from section to section. Horns blend into the clarinets as they trade the melody, and each transition is carried out with undoubted ease. The music is so filled with emotion and depth that you cannot do anything but pay attention and soak it all up. I am transfixed. I cannot think about anything outside of Sherwood Hall, and not due a personal lack of cognizance, but rather due to how gripping the music is. The ensemble begins “Symphony No. 9,” ―a segment of the 74-minute symphony they will be performing in May― with a very slow dialogue between the grand piano and the claves. This dialogue soon evolves into an open conversation with layers of brass and woodwinds. The song builds as if the musicians were climbing a mountain. And when they reach the top, they convey a feeling of overwhelming achievement. Somehow this brings me a great sense of nostalgia and I feel like crying. In fact, I feel like sobbing. With restraint, I keep my composure, but what is interesting to note is that all forms of music can make you share an emotion (let’s say this emotion is your “destination”), but concert music differs in the journey to that destination. It can take you on an adventure, make a couple of wrong turns, get you lost, and you’ll finally end up somewhere you didn’t expect to go, but inevitably enjoy the visit. In admiration of this music, I am baffled at the number of people in the audience who do not show the musicians their due respect. Mind these rules at any performance and you will be appreciated: turn off your cell phone (vibrate doesn’t count), do not bring a baby, and do not clap until the conductor’s hands are down. The only things pending my zone of listening to the music are a few ring tones and kids playing around. Next, Mahr presents a piece that he composed called “Passages.” The song is dedicated to a late friend Mahr performed with while they were students at St. Olaf. Mahr says the work is symbolic of the “passages in our lives,” transcending many moods and stages. The piano starts; life begins with a feeling of lightness and love, followed by darkness and grief. The music is personified as it battles and recovers from tragedy. Wielding his instrument like a samurai, a percussionist lets the vibrations of the crash cymbals carry the sound throughout the hall. The band starts tapping their wrists, simulating a falling rain. The rain is a sign of the man feeling down, but he soon regains his spirits in a triumphant uproar. After life’s many twists and turns, time slowly comes to an end as the chimes strike like a clock tower. With a last farewell from the piano, the cycle of life ends in a reflection of how it began. The band performs “Limerick Daydreams,” a song that relies on a speedy percussion section. It begins in a mysterious mood, the snare drum turned off to create a jungle-type tone. With powerful movement, trills run through the clarinet section, which are soon interrupted by a bursting transition into a tribal drum break. The drummers are syncopated with each other like machines in a dynamic call and response between themselves and the rest of the band. This debate comes to an end as the music takes on a gentle feel, like a hot-air balloon that got lost in the clouds and stumbled across a hidden castle in the sky. As quick as the percussionist raises two sticks high above his head, he suddenly strikes down at the China cymbal, unleashing a crash that brings the piece to a close and the audience to their feet. A standing ovation is much deserved after St. Olaf has proven to be such dynamic performers. Alas, the program comes to an end as they invite the Youth Orchestra Salinas (YOSAL) onstage to perform “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” with them. Mixed into their prospective sections, the children wear ear-to-ear smiles on their faces as they play alongside the college students. Mahr has a few kids come up and conduct the song with him, amused by a tidal wave of bubbles that flow over the musicians. The St. Olaf Band proves how the musical theory of mind brings people of all ages and ethnicities together. When the rest of the world can’t seem to live in peace, music allows us to live together in harmony.
Dark World by Golnoush Pak I’m tired Of these black days Of these hungry kids that beg for food I’m exhausted And I want to See the light It’s been a long time From the last time I’ve seen it Maybe I was a little kid Who didn’t know anything About the cruel world around her Thinking only about the beautiful nature out there and the birds That were singing everyday near my room’s window While the beautiful sunlight Started a peaceful day But now…. Not even a crow … It’s all dark and everyday... I wake up Hearing a child crying for food Or even someone getting shot And maybe even.. dying…. I see people becoming selfish monsters Pushing their way to the front of the proverbial line And the only peaceful thing I can think of is ….God I hate to be in a world like this… What have we done… All this darkness Where did the light and sunshine go? I wonder……. I close my eyes And feel a tear coming from my left eye All I hear is.. Crying , Shouting , moaning And then the silence of fear.. The Darkness Where did all the peace go? I wonder…
Thank You Mr. Valentine by Emily Shifflett
Can anyone here tell me, The origin of Valentine’s day? Well for one, it’s named for Saint Valentine, Who was stoned to death they say. Romantic isn’t it? Getting pelted with rocks until you die. Only to look down from where ever he is now, To see people skipping with joy. Some saints, they’re properly mourned. I mean, look at San Fermin. He gets the running of the bulls each year. People come from miles around to celebrate him. But poor old Valentine? He gets glitter cards and pink. Giant teddy bears and roses. Not how some would like to be remembered I think. So. remember when you’re giving your sweetheart Something heart covered and sweet. Nothing says I love you like a public stoning Though Mr. Valentine might disagree.
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Times * February 10, 2012
The Green Page Wind Power can threaten bird life
Deer Valley Ranch now part of California Rangelands Trust but there’s more to be done
The American Kestrel:another spectacular bird emblematic of our region’s open grasslands that could be harmed by large scale wind power
Far to the southeast of the Monterey Peninsula, south even of the upper Salinas Valley and the hard, spurred spine of the Mustang Ridge, the land transitions to a boulder strewn and dramatic landscape of digger pine and ancient heritage oaks. Here, some five miles west of Parkfield, the Deer Valley Ranch sprawls on roughly 12,000 acres of stunning ranchlands teeming with birds. Phainopeplas feeding in mistletoe glisten like ebon while Rock Wrens sound from crags and Prairie Falcons descend from unseen eyries to prowl grooved mountainsides. The closest town of any size is San Miguel, founded in 1797 and home of the Mission San Miguel Arcangel. Its 2000 residents are few and far enough removed that Deer Valley Ranch and the surrounding country is graced with profound quiet. Today, we can all be grateful that at least some measure of this region’s stillness, biodiversity and beauty will be preserved in perpetuity. In 2010, the California Rangelands Trust was given the Deer Valley Ranch by inventor Stanton Avery, and the Trust in turn placed a permanent conservation easement on the property. We can also hope that this will be only the first in a series of monumental victories for the iconic birds and generally under-appreciated ecology of southern Monterey County. While much of the land here to the west of the Highway 101 corridor falls under the auspices of federal ownership, to the east virtually all the grassland, oak savannah and digger pine highlands are entirely within private hands. Ranchers have acted as stewards of the land over the years by maintaining the basic ecological characteristics of indigenous ecosystems. Indeed sensitive or endangered species like Burrowing Owl, Ferruginous Hawks, Grasshopper Sparrows and Loggerhead Shrikes now find their strongholds here. As both alternative and conventional energy production as well as vineyard development become increasingly attractive financially to private landowners, the birds, as well we who value them, will have to rely on conservation deals like the Deer Valley Ranch to secure their future. And the future of the area’s birds, writ large, is most uncertain. North of Deer Valley Ranch, the King City Grasslands (“KCG”) Important Bird Area is ranked as a Global Priority conservation area and forms an swath of grassland larger even than the vaunted Panoche Valley. All ranchlands in the KCG IBA are privately held, and none of the land is currently protected by easements or agreements. In our chapter’s summary of the area for Audubon National, we noted “None of this habitat is currently protected. While urban development may be several decades away, agricultural conversion of range to vineyards remains a serious concern… Strategic conservation acquisitions are needed to protect the large remaining blocks of habitat and linkages that remain.” Such acquisitions cannot come a moment too soon. Already the King City Wind Project, which would fall on the outskirts of the KCG IBA, is being review by the CA Energy Commission. While Wind Power, as is widely known, saves much of the pollution and carbon impacts associated with conventional energy, it can have severely negative impacts on bird populations. At the Altamont Pass wind farm in northern California, scientists discovered that nearly 70 Golden Eagles were eviscerated or died from impact traumas each year at the facility, a rate sufficient to render the eagles locally extinct within a few years. It is difficult to say how the King City Wind Project will ultimately impact our raptors and wildlife generally if it is completed. The uncertainty of the threat, combined with a suite of other pressures affecting open country species only highlights the importance of marquee conservation agreements like the Deer Valley Ranch Project and underscores the importance of securing more such agreements going forward. Blake Matheson is president of the Monterey Audobon Society. He is also Editor of their beautiful newsletter, The Sanderling. Membership information can be found on their website at www.montereyaudobon.org.
Important Bird Areas in the Monterey Chapter
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Western Meadowlark: One of the Iconic Birds of Inland Monterey County