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Kiosk Fri. Feb. 17

Tom Rigney & Flambeau Cajun fiddler Performing Arts Center See page 5 •

Sun., Feb. 19

Author Laurie King Guest Speaker Chautauqua Hall 2:00 PM $20 benefits Library $25 for private reception 648-5762 •

Minute to Win It - 9

Check it Out! - 19

Sports - 13-16

Sun. Feb. 19

Take her to sea, Mr. Murdoch! Howard Burnham as Capt. Smith of the Titanic The Works 667 Lighthouse, PG 5:30 PM • $10 •

Feb. 17-23, 2012


Your Community NEWSpaper

Vol. IV, Issue 22

Honoring young musicians Feb. 22

Dragon Valley debut by Luke Herzog PG Library 6:00 PM Books will be for sale Benefits Library •

Feb. 24-26

Thoroughly Modern Mille Pacific Grove Middle School auditorium (Center for Performing Arts Fri., Feb. 24 7:00 p.m. Sat., Feb. 25, 3:00 p.m.& 7:00 p.m. Sun., Feb. 26 at 2:00 p.m.

$7.00 adults, $5.00 children

Feb. 25-26

Monterey Cat Show Monterey Fairgrounds •

Sat. Feb. 25

At January’s CCS Honors Concert, members of Pacific Grove High School orchestra and band performed with invited students from other area high schools at Salinas High School’s auditorium. An extraordinary 24 members of the PGHS orchestra and 17 band members were invited to CCS. High school photos by Fran O’Hagan. On page 2 are more pictures, including Pacific Grove Middle School CCS honorees, taken at Pacific Grove Middle School Auditorium he same day

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. •

Inside Cop Log.................................3 Food ...............................(dark) Green Page ..........................20 Health & Well-Being ...........14 High Hats & Parasols .............4 Legal Notices.........................7 Library news ........................19 Opinion..........................(dark) Peeps ...............................9, 10 Rain Gauge ...........................2 Sports ......................10, 11, 12 Up & Coming Events ........7, 8, ...........................10-12 and 17 Young Writers’ Corner .........19

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Planning Commission OKs Grill permit mitigations

The Pacific Grove Planning Commission, in a special session Feb. 9, approved the mitigated negative declaration and subsequently the Use Permit for the City to extend the hours at the golf course clubhouse to 10:30 at night. John Bridges, the attorney for the “organized opposition” appeared to be satisfied with the result and gave commissioners a literal “thumbs up.” Mitigations centered around lighting of the parking lot and the sound levels of music. Non-amplified and amplified music and live entertainment are currently prohibited under the terms of the Clubhouse’s on-sale beer and wine license, which actually took its lead from the restrictions in

place on the Clubhouse at the time it was issued. The new agreement will allow both non-amplified and live music and entertainment indoors, during business hours, subject to certain decibel levels which will be measured and affirmed using Pacific Grove Police Department equipment. The wording in the findings was amended to say that the noise level can’t exceed what’s allowed in the City’s General Plan in any event, but will be restricted to 90 decibels or less at the north interior wall and decreasing to 44 decibels at the property line. The ocean, it was noted, can be measured at 66 decibels so it is hoped that 44 decibels for music will be a sufficient restriction.

Whispering Oaks project approval is rescinded

The Monterey County Board of Supervisors on Tues., Feb. 14 overturned their previous decision to approve the MST/Whispering Oaks project. The reversal came after more than 18,000 opposing signatures were collected by Fort Ord Rec Users and verified, enough to put the measure on the ballot before the people. A lawsuit had also been filed by LandWatch Monterey County on behalf of various environmental and recreation-oriented groups, which opposed the location, but not the project. Thirty-seven people voiced opposition at the Supervisors’ meeting. The project proposed to destroy 3,400 oak



Times • February 17, 2012

Keeping music in the air

Photos taken of Pacific Grove High School performers by Fran O’Hagan. Photos of Pacific Grove Middle School performers by Robin Lewis. More photos are visible on Pacific Grove Music Boosters Facebook page.

Above, Pacific Grove students participated in CCS honor orchestra. Below, Pacific Grove Middle School students were part of the honor choir, orchestra and band

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Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported by Guy Chaney

Week ending 02/15/12.................................... .13 Total for the season ...................................... 5.18 To date last year (2010) .............................. 10.50

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 ..................................................... 66° Low this past week .................................................... 443°

*Data from Photo by Cameron Douglas

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Young Entrepreneur Awards Presentation Feb. 21

The Pacific Grove Young Entrepreneur Awards (YEA!) Presentation will be held on Tues., Feb. 21, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History in Pacific Grove. The presentation will acknowledge approximately 130 Pacific Grove Middle School students who entered this year’s competition. A series of cash awards will be presented to those students who excelled in preparing comprehensive essays titled, “How I Will Create A Successful Business.” Students, parents, teachers, administrators, city officials and business leaders are invited to attend and learn about these creative business concepts. Refreshments will be available to guests. The YEA! program offers Pacific Grove students an opportunity to win cash and prizes for their submissions of comprehensive business essays outlining a fictitious business. First, second, and third place cash prizes are awarded to qualified participants. All entries receive merit prizes and certificates. The winning entries will be announced the night of the awards presentation. In addition to the standard business models for bakeries, surf shops, jewelry designers, and photographers, this year’s entries included; Unicycle Billboard Advertising, Koi Pond Creations, skateboard manufacturing, and a unique “Growth Chart” manufacturing business. We also enjoyed reading essays from inventors who used recycled materials to create marketable merchandise, such as; guitar picks made from soda can lids; bracelets made from broken guitar strings; magnets made from computer keys; and retainer pouches made from fabric scraps. Judges were surprised to learn how many new things that can be made with duct tape. Everyone awaits the announcement of the winning entries at the formal presentation Tues., Feb. 21, 2012. Entries were judged by a team of volunteers from various local businesses and organizations, including: Debby Beck, Coldwell Banker Real Estate; Dan Cort, Cort Company; Mari Demera, Trellis Garden Market; Laura Hodge, Community Hospital; Robert Boerner, Pacific Gardens Inn; Leela Marcum, The Works; Valerie Morin, H&R Block; Terry Peterson, Monterey County Social Services; Sherry Chodosh, Central Coast Silk Screen; Steve Thomas, Thomas Brand Consulting; and Craig & Rebecca Riddell, of Riddell & Riddell Advertising Agency. The judges use a set criteria to determine the most comprehensive entries, evaluating comprehension; composition; presentation, feasibility; and originality. Cash awards are as follows: 1st Place $300; 2nd place $200; 3rd place $100; and Honorable Mention(s) $10.00 each. Each of the judges may select an entry to receive an honorable mention. The YEA! Program, formed in 1996, stimulates Pacific Grove students’ interest in business and serves to better prepare them for entering the work force or college. This year’s program is made possible through generous contributions from the following businesses and individuals: Candlesticks of Carmel; Johnny Castaneda of Ameriprise Financial; Cedar Street Times; Chrysalis Software, Inc.; The City of Pacific Grove; Cort Co. — Dan Cort & Family; The Farm Hen; Paul Latter — H&R Block Regional Manager; Lighthouse Cinemas; Monterey Mirror Maze and Laser Challenge; Mrs. Delish’s Cupcake Boutique; Passionfish Restaurant; Red House Cafe; Riddell & Riddell Advertising; and David Spradling. The Young Entrepreneur Awards Program is under the fiscal sponsorship of the Action Council of Monterey County. The public is invited to attend. For further information regarding the Young Entrepreneur Awards call Committee Chair, Rebecca Riddell, at 831646-0351.


trees on 58-acres in the former Fort Ord for a bus service yard and office park for MST. Opponents argued that, while a bus yard is an admirable option which would consolidate MST activities now spread across other locations, other viable property is available, including on the former Ft. Ord. Particularly, there is a “shovel-ready” site at the Marina Airport that many point to as a more realistic option, one that would not destroy open land. It has been estimated that �Monterey County has some 1.26 million square feet of industrial space and nearly 800,000 square feet of retail space currently sitting empty. At the time of the original approval, MST’s Hunter Horvath said that the Ft. Ord location is more centrally located for MST operations than the two in Salinas or the one at Ryan Ranch in Monterey. The County Planning Commission had originally denied the project, in March, 2011 because of the extraordinary number of mature trees that would be removed. The supervisors’ July, 2011 decision reversed that decision on appeal. That reversal, also on a 4-1 vote but with Jane Parker dissenting, opened the door for MST to complete efforts to receive federal financing. At the time, MST was one of only eight projects nationwide to qualify for consideration to receive federal funding under the US Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act. MST had garnered a $30 million no-interest loan, which is probably now forfeit. Based on the July, 2011 approval, MST proceeded to pay Monterey County more than $800,000 in fees and permits. It is unknown whether those funds can be refunded or applied to another project but MST CEO Carl Sedoryk was quoted as saying they could hopefully reuse most of the investment at another site. The parcel remains on the list for development under both the Fort Ord Base Reuse Plan and the County General Plan. Whether that will come about or be another battle at the ballot box remains to be seen.


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Marge Ann Jameson

Cop log Crabby neighbor

Reporting party says her neighbor has been getting more and more confrontational about passenger loading and unloading in front of her house. She’s afraid the neighbor is going to get more aggressive so she reported it to the police, though she doesn’t want the neighbor to be contacted out of fear the neighbor will get upset sooner rather than later.

Careful who you let ride in the car with you

During a routing traffic stop, the passenger was confirmed to be on probation with search and seizure conditions. So they searched, and sure enough, there was something to seize – methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe. The passenger was arrested, booked and bailed. The driver got a California Vehicle Code citation.

Found phone

A cell phone was turned it that had been found on Congress at Forest Lodge Road. The phone is password protected so the finder couldn’t learn who the owner is. He said he’d like to have it if it isn’t claimed in 90 days. We guess there must be a way to bust the password or all he’ll have is a paperweight.

Lost phone, but not the above one

A man said he lost his black Metro PCS cell phone sometime in the last month, and thinks it might have been lost near the Aquarium. He didn’t have the serial number or model but he’ll figure that out and advise police.

Lost cell phone, could be the above one

A woman call to report she’d lost her cell phone somewhere in Pacific Grove in the last few days. She wasn’t calling from the cell phone, however.

Found pouch and purse

A pouch was found on a bench near the post office. An out of area phone number was found and called, and a message was left. A purse was found and when the owner was contacted, she said she’d been looking for it. She came to the police station and picked it up.

Lost purse

A small black leather handbag was reported lost, but not reported found. Darn.

Found bicycle

A bicycle was found leaning against the manager’s office on David Ave. Bike was logged at the City Yard. The serial number was run through CLETS but nothing came up.

Found backpack

A backpack was found at Caledonia Park but there was no owner information in it. It will be kept for 90 days.

Now it really is ‘goodbye’

A woman found out her ex boyfriend has been using her mother’s bank information to pay his bills for the past year.

False alarms

Unregistered, Grove Acre. False alarm on Ocean View Blvd. An alarm on Ocean View went off but the building was secure. Alarm malfunction on Asilomar Blvd.

Talk about suspicious circumstances!

A person reported finding bones in a secluded wooded area, and observed suspicious-looking vehicles in the area. When the reporting party returned with police officers a few hours later, there were no bones and no vehicles, but the ground had been recently turned and there was a shovel. The scene has been frozen.

Suspicious knocking

A woman who has experienced knocking on her door in the middle of the night experienced it again. She requested a stakeout but she’ll get close patrol and she will try to have a camera installed. She suspects an ex-stepson, but doesn’t want him contacted.

Once a pole, now a hazard

An MST pole was knocked over and was blocking the sidewalk on Lighthouse Ave. No indicated as to how it got knocked over.

Thank heavens he couldn’t keep his mouth shut

A student told another student that he was planning to take a gun to school the next day. Police said he had no access to a weapon so the threat was not credible.

Driving on a suspended license

Marc Allen Jones was stopped for a traffic violation and was found to be driving on a suspended license. The vehicle was impounded and he was arrested, cited and released. Same thing happened to Christopher Seeno with the added charge of possession of marijuana.

Street fighting

A couple of people were fighting in the street on Grove Acre. They had separated by the time police arrived, and neither wanted to press charges.

House fighting

On Lighthouse Ave., a mother and daughter got into it. The daughter punched and shoved her mother. The mother did not press charges.

Stuff stolen

On Olmstead, property was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

Switched tags

A person who couldn’t get her vehicle smogged still managed to get some tags for it, but since the didn’t match the police had questions. She was arrested, cited and released.

Picky burglar

A home was broken into and selective items were taken while other valuables were left behind. No suspects.


Times • February 17, 2012

Jon Guthrie

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.

Napier trial continues

The trial of Allen Napier, a Presidio soldier accused of grand larceny, continues. Napier is alleged to have stolen two rifles, two shotguns, ammunition, and a quantity of other stuff of value from the county home of A. A. Manuels, a local business man.1 Mr. Manuels and his daughter testified for the prosecution. Napier was not represented by an attorney. Napier’s alleged crime was committed in the later part of July, past. The testimony showed that he is, or was, a close friend of the Manuels. A short time prior to the commission of the crime, he spent four days furlough time at the Manuels’ home, a short distance from the Grove, being in company with the Manuels all the while so that he was very familiar with the premises. Napier knew where the firearms were kept as he often handled them and helped to clean the weapons. On the morning of July 30, about 5 o’clock a.m., a soldier named Hills noticed Napier returning to the Presidio with a bundle in his arms. Napier then slipped beneath his barracks. When he re-emerged, he was carrying only two rifles and two shotguns. These were placed in the storeroom of the barracks, as soldiers are not allowed to have private weapons in their possession at the Presidio. Sometime later, Hills met Manuels and Manuels told Hills that his home had been burglarized. Hills recalled seeing Napier with the bundle and later with the weapons and told Manuels he suspected Napier of being the thief. At the request of her father, Miss Manuels went to the Presidio and was conducted into the storeroom where she readily identified the weapons as those belonging to her father. On his own behalf, Napier testified that while he was in Monterey he met a Mexican who could speak but little English. The Mexican offered to sell him the weapons and he agreed to purchase them. He said that he paid the Mexican fellow the sum of $15. Justice Michaelis held Napier to answer after the weekend, including responding to how the sack of belongings found beneath the barracks got there. In default of bail, Napier was returned to jail. The trial continues Monday.

Grove man judged incompetent

In the Superior Court of California, a ruling has been handed down in the matter of the guardianship of the person and estate of Daniel Hadley. The Court ruled that the aforementioned person is an incompetent.2 The Court further authorized the Samuel Moreland, Guardian of the incompetent’s estate, to sell at private sale all real estate belonging to the incompetent, to wit: Lots 26, 28, and 30 of Block 45 of Pacific Grove as surveyed and recorded in July, 1875. Anyone interested in entering a bid for such property, one lot or all, should be in contact with Mr. Moreland.

Learn pharmacy now!

The California College of Pharmacy has announced that it is accepting applications from hopeful students for the term beginning in September. It is hoped that several young people from the Grove will number among the applicants for 1912. The College was organized in 1872. Educated drug clerks are in high demand and are paid $100 to $125 monthly for services. For announcements containing full particulars write at once to Dean Frank Green at Affiliated Colleges, San Francisco. 3

Grove store closing

The proprietor of the Egyptian Art Store has announced that he is closing his business forthwith. All merchandise must be sold within three months, so prices are steeply discounted. Such items as antique jewelry, cameos, corals, ambers, and mosaics are included. The store is located at 519 Lighthouse avenue, next to Tuttle’s drug store in the Grove. Stop by and take a look at what is available.

Study mush at Burlingames

Burlingames grocery of Pacific Grove is offering free classes Saturday beginning every two hours from 8 am until 8 pm. The subject is mush. The instructor is Chef R. J. Brunham, here from Henry O’s, a famous Chicago hotel’s eatery. Chef Brunham promises to tell his students about the valuable properties of grains, focusing on wheat, barley, and oats. He will then discuss the means of preparing the grains for cooking, including grinding, mashing, pounding, rolling, or granulating. Brunham will insist that every grocer knows that his success depends on keeping a good stock of high-trade brands that are pleasing to his customers. That’s why grocers feature three kinds of mush: wheat flakes mush, rolled oats mush, and granulated wheat mush. Preparing them in different, delicious ways is a snap. Eating mush for breakfast is a fast, easy way to improve your family’s health. Plan now to attend. These classes are sponsored by the Carnation Company.

Snippets from around the area…

The New Grove Suit Cleaning & Laundry Co. is now open at 301 Fountain avenue, Pacific Grove. Work promptly called for and delivered. Calls of need are promptly attended to by J. A. Pell, Undertaker and Embalmer. Free use of parlor for funerals. Visit us to pre-plan at 131 Forest avenue, or ask the operator for Main 273. A lot suitable for camping or a small cabin is free with your paid subscription for six months of the Pacific Grove Review. You pay only legal fees for the lot. Mr. and Mrs. J. Oldnight, from Austin, Texas, are staying at the Del Monte while visiting Pacific Grove friends. •

And your bill amounts to …

Why not stay warm and comfortable; you’ll live 10 years longer than otherwise. The Serra Building Co. is offering Redwood saw dust and shavings at 15¢ per sack. Pine kindling is priced at six sacks for $1. Pick up at the foot of Seventeenth street,

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opposite the bath house. Ask for S. J. Tice, manager. Stay at the Alpine House when you travel to San Francisco, and save. All rooms have been improved by new owners. Catch the Kearny streetcar from the S. P. depot to Pine. Rooms cost only $1.50 per night (with private bath) or $1 per night (with shared bath at end of hall). O’Brien and Hamilton, proprietors. The best quality of paint and wall paper are available at Phillips & Lawrey. Bronzed or gilded parlor paper, open-cut or corner-cut. Priced per double-roll size. 21¢ each. Enjoy six loaves of freshly baked bread from the Grove Bakery. 50¢.

Author’s Notes

The term “stuff of value” is a direct quote used in reconstructing this article. It is far too vague for this journalist to recommend employing today. Legally at the time, an “Incompetent person” was not of sound mind or was mentally impaired, hence unable to make decisions. The first pharmacist (pharmacology) school was established in 1847, in recognition of the need to understand how drugs and poisons produced their effects. In 1913, working in pharmacology required no degree. Today (since 2003), a Doctorate of Pharmacology is required.

References: Pacific Grove Review, Monterey Daily Cypress, Del Monte Weekly, Salinas Index, Monterey County Post, Bullions’ Grammar (1890).

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

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 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

Jimi burned his guitar and the world changed! 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.

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).

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. by clicking on the Volunteer Training link or (831) 624-7570.

To mark the 45th anniversary of this baby boomer milestone and its presentday relevance, the Museum of Monterey (MoM) has an exciting exhibition scheduled: Music, Love and Flowers: Youth and Culture in Monterey 1967 and Now. Precursor to Woodstock, the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival was a ground- breaking celebration of musical genres and the beginning of youth based social movements to follow. The show will open March 31, 2012 and continue through January 2013. Plans for the exhibition to travel to other venues are also being negotiated. A Gala Reception is planned for early April. This media-driven exhibition will tell the story of the musicians, audience, and city through film, music, poetry, photography, art and conversation with the intention of creating a sensory and participatory “experience” for the visitor. MoM Director and Curator, Lisa Coscino is partnering with “A Perfect Haze” authors Harvey and Kenneth Ku-

Museum tells new long-term exhibit, fund-raising event

A new exhibition is opening on March 31, “Monarchs Come Home,” which showcases the miraculous life and endangered migration of monarch butterflies throughout the California Central Coast. Sharing the story of their incredible journey through interactive hands-on elements we look forward to not only educating the public but also inspiring awareness and the conservation of these treasured visitors. Save the date of March 31, 6:00 p.m. to attend the Museum’s first-ever fundraising ball, the Butterfly Ball, celebrating the new special exhibition Monarchs Come Home. Enjoy live music, open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Dance the night away or enjoy the photo booth while supporting the Museum! Attire: Ball Gowns to Blue Jeans, Wings Optional. In December, an estimated 4,046 guests visited the Museum, many more than prior years. Even though we count visitors to the Sanctuary only during the limited hours that docents are on duty, there were 5,629 such visitors to the Sanctuary in December, or almost 40 percent more than the total at the Museum.

bernick, “The Hippie Dictionary” author John McCleary, Grateful Dead archivist Nicholas Meriwether and others to produce an interactive festival experience complete with a film series, concerts, lectures, youth storytelling, beat and slam poetry readings and panel discussions with luminaries of the past and present. Underground art, the “Big 5” of the psychedelic art movement and West Coast Realism will be explored and understood in a contemporary context with the help of Juxtapoz Magazine creator, Robert WIlliams. The Monterey Pop Festival was pivotal culturally, socially and politically and in many ways directly parallels contemporary youth powered movements cropping up around the United States. We will investigate this link between the generations and explore the powerful reverberations that the Festival started with an emphasis on the explosion of creativity that originated

in the Bay area and flowed south. The Museum of Monterey’s primary mission has been to help preserve the irreplaceable reminders of Monterey’s heritage and to promote our county’s history, art, innovation and maritime heritage. The Museum and its parent organization, the Monterey History and Art Association has been a guiding force in Monterey’s vital historic stewardship since 1931. The guarding of Monterey’s precious community assets and the preservation and presentation of its historical heritage for future enjoyment has been made possible by individuals who care and give generously of their time and resources. The Museum of Monterey is located at 5 Custom House Plaza. Hours of operation are: Tuesday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5. General Admission is $10. Museum members and children under 12 are FREE. For further information contact Lisa Coscino at 831.372.2608 x 12.

“Take Her to Sea, Mr. Murdoch!”

Howard Burnham as Captain E. J. Smith of the R.M.S. TITANIC on steam navigation of the Atlantic and the most famous of maritime disasters on the Centennial of the Titanic Disaster. At The Works 667 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove Sunday, Feb 19 at 5:30 p.m. $10 at the door

Parks District class this week

A fascinating examination of the lives and habits of local owls will be presented by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District ( on Saturday, February 18.

Owls of Central California

Just before twilight, your evening introduction to these secretive and mysterious birds begins with general owl biology, including the calls and identification of our eight local species. After darkness settles, be prepared to scout their natural habitat, listening for hisses, screeches and hoots of the vocal winter-breeding owls. Instructor: Bruce Elliott. Ages 13-adult. Saturday, February 18, 4 PM-9:30 PM (includes one-hour dinner break prior to offsite field excursion), Garland Park Museum (700 W. Carmel Valley Road), $20 (district resident), $22 (non-district resident). To register online, go to and register with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Walk-in registrations are accepted Tuesday-Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (checks, money orders and credit cards accepted). Pre-registration is strongly recommended. There will be an additional charge of $5 to register on the day of class (space permitting). On-site registration will begin 20 minutes prior to the start of class. All check-in and registration closes 5 minutes before the class begins. For more information, please call Joseph at 372-3196, ext. 102, or send an e-mail to


Times • February 17, 2012

Arts and Events

Up and Coming Thoroughly Modern production

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.

Pacific Grove Middle School presents a weekend production of Thoroughly Modern Mille (Junior) at the Pacific Grove Middle School auditorium (Center for Performing Arts) on Forest Avenue. The production opens on Fri., Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m. There will be two performances on Sat., Feb. 25, one at 3:00 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m. The final showing will be Sun., Feb. 26 at 2:00 p.m.

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 For more information see or call 831-625-8389

Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. They may be purchased at the door.

World’s tallest cat is coming to Monterey Cat Show

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 Trouble has a website at www.Looking, and can be found on Facebook as well.

Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20120144 The following person is doing business as Humble Healing, 5 Windsor Rise, Monterey, CA. 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on January 24, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Irvin Steven Siglin, III. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12 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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20120329 The following person is doing business as California Wellness Center, 836 S. Main St., Salinas, Monterey County, CA 93901; California Wellness Center, A Medical Corporation, 836 S. Main St., Salinas, CA 93901. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on February 16, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Sheilaja Mittal, President. This business is conducted by a corporation. Publication dates: 02/17, 02/24, 03/02, 03/09/12 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20120279 The following person is doing business as Turn Key Design & Property Services; Turn Key Design, 614 Congress Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on February 10, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 2/14/07. Signed: Lydia S. Collins. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 02/17/12, 02/24/12, 03/02/12, 03/09/12

Camerata Singers Concerts

with our Camerata Futures Students Fri. Mar 2 at 7 PM St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Salinas Adults: $20•Students: $15 Sat. Mar 3 at 7 PM, San Carlos Cathedral, Monterey Adults: $24•Students: $15 Sun. Mar 4 at 3 PM First Methodist Church, PG Adults: $24•Students: $15 To order by phone using credit card: call 831-642-2701 Outlets:

Bookmark Music, Pacific Grove Pilgrim's Way Bookstore, Carmel Zeph's One-Stop, Salinas Wild Bird Haven, Monterey

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Photo exhibit to benefit SPCA

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:

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 Thank you.

Lecture on Asilomar history

Architectural historian Jonathan Lammers, of Page & Turnbull, a San Francisco firm that specializes in historic preservation will speak on the history of the YWCA, the history of Asilomar, and the architects and other interesting characters who contributed to the storied seaside property. Hosted by the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove, the free lecture and discussion, scheduled during their Annual Meeting will focus on the actual buildings and how their rise and fall, their restoration, renovation or replacement chronicles the life and times of Asilomar. For the past year, Lammers has worked almost exclusively on writing a historic context statement for the City of Pacific Grove. This specialized study focused on the city’s buildings, including when and why they were built, what kind of property types were most prevalent, and why they may or may not be historically significant. “Once I began preparing historic structure reports,” he said, “it gave me a chance to delve into the history and development of Asilomar in way I hadn’t before. And it is quite an interesting piece of Pacific Grove history. Most folks are aware of Julia Morgan’s work in the 1910s and ‘20s, but I also want to talk about the buildings added during the 1950s and ‘60s, many designed by lesser-known but accomplished architect, John Carl Warnecke.” Warnecke, a world-class architect whose style was influenced by his father’s Beaux-Arts architectural style, as well as the work of William Wurster and also Maybeck, was likely best known for working with President and Mrs. J.F. Kennedy on saving the historic Lafayette Square buildings in Washington DC, by incorporating new buildings with old – followed by the design of the President’s gravesite a year later. “John Warnecke, hired by city of Pacific Grove to come up with 20-year master plan to develop Asilomar into a convention center, designed several new buildings,” said Lammers. “His were really an interesting mix of Arts & Crafts and Modernism. His designs were very deferential to Julia, but at same time, he was a modernist. Everyone hears about Julia Morgan, but John’s buildings have their own interesting history. There is a long evolution of Asilomar to be shared, a history that extends beyond Julia Morgan.” The lecture and discussion will take place on Sun., Feb. 26th at 1p.m. at Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewel Ave. in Pacific Grove The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or contact 831-372-2898.

Artisana Gallery will feature a photography show, Friends and Other Creatures: 
Photographic Exhibit/Fundraiser for the SPCA of Monterey County that will benefit The SPCA of Monterey County during their February Show Schedule. Thirty percent of the gross sales of photographic art will be donated to the SPCA. The exhibit will run through Feb. 29, 2012. The Gala Opening will be held during the PG Art Walk on Feb. 24 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Artists and SPCA dignitaries will be present. “Join us in supporting this wonderful organization!” said Adrianne Jonson, owner of Artisana Gallery. Artisana Gallery is located at 309 Forest Ave. (across from City Hall) in Pacific Grove. For more information: 831/ 655-9775 Open Tues.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. And Sun.-Mon. by appointment


Wine, Art & Music


Friday, February 24, 2012 Glenn Gobel Custom Frames 562 Lighthouse Avenue Strouse and Strouse Studio Gallery 178 Grand Avenue Barry Marshall Studio 213 Grand Avenue Artisana Gallery 309-A Forest Avenue Sprout Boutique 210 1/2 Forest Avenue Sun Studios 208 Forest Avenue Tessuti Zoo 171 Forest Avenue Pacific Grove Art Center 568 Lighthouse Avenue

Dragonfly Beauty by Adrianne Jonson Artisana Gallery

Pacific Grove Art Center will be open from 7-9 PM

Free event • Plenty of Parking Walk maps available at all locations

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Your Achievements

Peeps Dean Randall headed for West Point summer session

Canterbury shows appreciation

Canterbury Wood’s annual employee appreciation function is a chance to honor employees reaching milestones for their years of service and a fun way to spend the afternoon playing “Minute to Win It” games. Along with those whose tenure ranged from 1 to 15 years were four employees who have worked here for 20 years, one celebrating 30 years and another marking 35 years. Judy Damon started at Canterbury as a teenager and is still smiling at the front desk after 30 years. Marie Irving has been busy cooking up tasty food in the kitchen for 35 years Top, L-R: Norma Brambrilla, Sandra Moritz, Marilyn Kennedy, Kevin Gerber shoot rubber bands at cards. Stacking golf balls was Denise Miller. Left, Connie Jandayan won the “guess the number of Hershey’s Kisses in the jar contest. Below, L-R: Kevin Gerber (ESC Pres.) Marie Irving (35 years as a cook at Canterbury Woods), Norma Brambilla, Marilyn Kennedy (ESC Vice Pres) Below, :-R: Toilet Paper race: Frank O’Dowd, Luis Ventura, Masa Nakano. Photos by Marley Knoles

Dean Randall, a junior at Pacific Grove High School, has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Seminar (SLS) in June. More than 4,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLS, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point. SLS attendees live in the cadet barracks (dormitories), eat in the Cadet Mess, and participate in academic, leadership, athletic, and military workshops. The one- week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college-selection process, while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and sound decision-making in their education, careers, and lives, in general. All SLS attendees participate in virtual-reality war simulation, and military and physical fitness training, and, in addition, each student selects three of the 15 workshops offered: Leadership and Dean Randall Ethics, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, History, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Human Behavior, Social Sciences, Geography/Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Legal Trial, Computer Applications and Programming, Foreign Language, and English. West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federally funded undergraduate college located 50 miles north of New York City. A preeminent leader-development institution, West Point was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering. Since then, West Point has grown in size and stature, but remains committed to the task of producing commissioned leaders of character for America’s Army. For more information about West Point, go to

DANCE CAMP IS COMING! Pacific Grove Breaker Dance Team presents

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 Permission form required

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Your Achievements

Peeps 9-11 Memorial is becoming a reality for Carmel 5 firefighters will travel to New York to retrieve a piece of precious steel

Self portrait by Angela Ng

York students present Art in the Airport

York School students learn about the subtleties and challenges of imaging themselves in paintings and sculpture during their freshman year, and they continue “facing themselves at various art levels up and through Advanced Placement Studio studies as Seniors,” according to York art instructors Gerard Martin and Jag Wagstaff. The drawings, collages, sculpture and paintings that the students have created will be on display at the Monterey Regional Airport from Feb. 24-May 15, 2012 in an exhibition entitled “Art in the Airport.” The display will occupy the upper level of the airport terminal. It is open around the clock. Student artists include: Samantha Adams ’13, Haley Bartl-Geller ’15, Jesse Blalock ’12, Eli Block ’12, Liam Chaffey ’15, Kory Campodonico-Lave ’15, Marisa Fernandez ’13, Nina Lorence-Ganong ’15, Krishma Gupta-Shenton ’13, Alex Harvey ’12, Gabrielle Jardini ’12, Lizzie Jopin ’13, Izzie Leahy ’14, Kelsey Mefford ’13, Angela Ng ’12, Jessica Ng ’15, Katy Ohsiek ’14, Caitlin Raines ’13, Brandon Saisho ’12, Riley Small ’15, Elina Smith ’12, Kristina Uchida ’12, Claire Westercamp ’12, Krista Young ’14, and Reggis Zhang ’14. The opening reception for “Art in the Airport” is Fri., Feb. 24, from 5-6:30 p.m. The show, which is free and open to the public, will be open through May 15, 2012. Visitors to the show will receive complimentary parking after identifying themselves at the airport administration office adjacent to the short-term parking lot. For more information, contact Ilene Tuttle, airport art consultant, at 831.624.7910 or

Five Monterey firefighters, all formerly Carmel firefighters, will leave for New York in a month on a very special mission. They’ll attend a ceremony when a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, destroyed nearly 10 years ago by terrorists, will be hand cut and presented to them. They will load the piece on a fire engine from sister city Carmel, NY – 60 miles from New York City – and from there will escort it back across the United States, visiting fire stations and other first responders on the way back, until it reaches Carmel, CA. It will be the longest person-to-person passage of any 9-11 steel to date. It will not be a very big piece of steel, measuring 12”x14”x1”, but it will carry the hopes, memories and respect of millions of Americans. Once in Carmel, it will become a part of a planned September 11th Memorial, “Resolve & Remembrance.” The concept was the idea of a Carmel resident, Carrie Ann, who began pressing Carmel City Council to approve a request by the Carmel firehouse for such a memorial. Unsuccessful at generating support there, she took matters into her own hands. Despite learning that the deadline for such requests from New York had passed two years before, she continued hoping and working, finally getting approval from the New York Fire Commissioner himself. Today there is a drive for local artists to enter a design contest, and for the community to become involved in fund-raising efforts. The memorial is envisioned as being made of local Carmel Stone. Much more information about the effort to obtain the steel and build the memorial is available on their website

at For information on the design portion, email The firefighters who will to to New York are union officials from Monterey Firefighters Association. President Jim Courtney and Justin Cooper will fly out with the others, but will return on their own. Danny Givens will become treasurer for the endeavor. He, along with Union vice president Bob Wilkins and Kenny Hutchinson are the three who will escort the piece of steel back to California. They will cross 12 states and travel more than 3,000 miles, making at least 20 stops at firehouses and schools along the way. Plans call for the group to use a GPS to track their journey and to report back regularly on their progress with pictures and blogs. Cedar Street Times will create a link on our home page to the Carmel Memorial website so that interested people can “stay tuned.” Though the firefighters intend to pay for the trip personally, donations are more than welcome. There will be expenses for food, lodging, gas, and a rental vehicle as well as the cost of the air flight to New York. Anyone who sponsors can have their logo included in materials that will be created to promote the trip. To donate to the firefighters’ journey, checks payable to Monterey Firemen’s Association, with “9-11 Memorial Journey” written on the memo line, may ne mailed to MFA c/o Monterey Firefighters Association, Attn: Danny, P.O. Box 3063, Monterey 93942. Tax ID@ is 01683666. For more information call Jim Courtney at 831-402-8124 or email him at

Santa Catalina School announces 2011 fall semester honor roll

Santa Catalina School has announced the recipients of its fall 2011 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+. The 9th Grade Gold Cord students are: Madeline Bennett, Anna Burks, Julia Clark, Laura Colosky, Makena Ehnisz, Madilyn Fisher, Jennifer Hernandez, Cathy Hsu, Katherine Kamel, Brenda Melano, Lauren Mendoza, Giovanna Mitchell, Lauren Redfern, Susan Song, Eleanor Stork, Sharmaine Sun, Rio Turrini-Smith, Daphne Wilson.

The 9th Grade Honor Roll students are: Gabrielle Alias, Colleen Boensel, Stella Crall, Cecily Donovan, Mackenzie Fisher, Vanessa Furman, Onyx Gaston, Leslie Gobel, Xiadani Juarez Diaz, Abigail Killebrew, Joon Kyung Koong, Jee Hee Lee, Wen-Lin Lin, Courtney Lindly, Breanna Martinez, Anna Michel, Maya Pollack, Maiya Shoemaker, Livia Viviani, Willow Wallace.

The 10th Grade Gold Cord students are: Andrea Arias, Hannah Chee, Hannah Clevenger, Rachel Davison, Amanda Etienne, Sara Franks, Claire Gregory, Katherine Hsu, Charlotte Johnston-Carter, Julia Klimczuk, Karen Ko, Jocelyn LaChance, Rhianna LaChance, Allison Loomis, Tanya Madrigal, Kylie Moses, Lily Patterson, Ann-Kathrin Rauch, Chloe Reimann, Emma Russell, Nora Sakiz, Gabriella Sardina, Lauren Staples, Devynn Wulstein,Ting Zhu.

The 10th Grade Honor Roll students are: Halley Albert, Katelyn Allen, Ana Ines Borromeo, Rachel Carter, Joyce Chan, Jessie Donlon, Hakela Felton, Sonika Finch, Francesca Flores, Leanna Florez, Kiley Gibbs, Ellen Gustavson, Lauren Haas, Kate Hartman, Elizabeth Hulme, Nia Jacobs, Katelyn Johnson-Cryns, Rene Kausin, Katherine Koulouris, Chase LeeHong, Jia Tong Li, Minwei Li, Karli McIntyre, Blair Miller, Kaysha Nguyen, Kayla Sharp, Gabrielle Sigrist, Elizabeth Tardieu, Hsin-Yun Tu, Sophia White, Tabea-Amari Wonnebauer. The 11th Grade Gold Cord students are: Sierra Ankley, Abigail Austin, Anna Benham, Catherine Bolt, Rose Burnam, Tseng-Jung Chen, Mary Cho,

Madeline Clark, Alora Daunt, Caitlin Dullanty, Kelsey Green, Katherine Griffin, Cynthia Hale-Phillips, Anne Haueter, Tierney Hightower, Kendra Hoffman, Valerie Hooper, Laila Joseph, Jee Yeon Kim, Michelle Lee, Sohee Lee, Paisley Piasecki, Amy Sublett, Jiwon Yi. The 11th Grade Honor Roll students are: Mikayla Avalos-Feehan, Tamar Babaian, Sydni Bellucci, Eun Kyung Boo, Stephanie Chen, Lily Kaplan, Alexis Kern, Gina Laverone, Szu-Yu Liu, Shiyao Lu, Jessica Michalek, Amanda Nansel-Giuliano, Paloma Picazo, Lucille Scattini, Georgia Sedlack. The 12th Grade Gold Cord students are: Carla Berra, Megan Bomar, Hsin-I Chu, Jessica Davids, Chloe Dlott, Annika Fling, Katharine Garcia, Jessica Gardepie, Courtney Gillespie, Gwen Humble, Honey Kang, Anna Keller, Yoojin Kim, Sarah Morris, Glenna Pasinosky, Sarah Ruhnke, Michaela Scanlon, Jenna Sitenga, Ji Soo Song, Phoebe Udomsri, Vanessa Woodard, Ashley Worsham. The 12th Grade Honor Roll students are: Emily Blake, Andrea Bozzo, Emily Buswold, Chandler Chavez, Mar-

garet-Jane Foletta, Claire Giffen, Jane Goodfellow, Kelsey Hand, Gabrielle Haselden, Rebecca Hill, Casey Lewis, Jimena Madero, Genevieve Maher, Catherine McAniff, Alexandra Pingree, Alexandra Pollack, Norma Poon, I-Jou Sheu, Ashley Watson.

About Santa Catalina School

Santa Catalina School is dedicated to the education of young people between the ages of 4-18, giving careful consideration to the individual abilities and potential of each child. The school’s mission is to balance intellectual growth with spiritual awareness, creativity with order, and individuality with compassion. Santa Catalina School is enriched by the diversity of socioeconomic, religious, geographic, and cultural backgrounds represented by students and faculty. The Upper School includes boarding students from 14 states and 9 countries. Local students come from not only the Central Coast, but also from cities as far away as Gilroy, King City, Santa Cruz, San Jose and Santa Clara. For more information visit or call 831.655.9300.


Times • February 17, 2012

Dance for a cause February 18 Dragon tale by 11-year-old at Hidden Valley Music Seminars author debuts Feb. 22

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. 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. 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

Classes at the Art Center

NEW! Friday Evening Mail Art Workshop and Potluck Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday evening at the Pacific Grove Art Center 568 Lighthouse Ave. For non-artists and artists. Mail Art has been around since the 1950’s and is an international art movement. We will make mail art to send and share mail art that we’ve received and eat! It’s great fun for all ages! $5.00 drop-in fee. Please RSVP, 402-5367/ First class is March 9. First Fridays of the month free. Beginning Watercolor Class with Jane Flury 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Thursdays at Vista Lobos, Carmel. Class covers the basics and will work from still life but students may work on their on projects. All skill levels welcome. 10 week session $50. Drop-ins welcome, must pay for whole session. New session begins March 8. Register through Carmel Adult School 624-1714. For information call 402-5367 or email: Outdoor Painting with Jane Flury- ongoing, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Class meets at various locations around the Monterey Peninsula. All media and skill levels welcome. Lots of instruction available. $20 drop-in fee. For more information or location schedule call 402-5367 or e-mail: Beginning Drawing Class with Jane Flury 6-8 p.m. Thursdays at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Class will explore the basics and various media such as colored pencil, pen and ink, silverpoint and more. Four week session $75. Next session starts March 8. Info 402-5367/

MST Presidents’ Day schedule Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) will operate a Sunday schedule on Presidents Day, Mon., Feb. 20, 2012. MST phone lines and customer service locations at the Salinas Transit Center and Bus Stop Shop in Monterey will remain open. Administration offices in Monterey and customer service at the Marina Transit Exchange will be closed, reopening Tues., Feb. 21, 2012. The following MST bus lines will operate a Sunday schedule on Presidents Day: 1 Asilomar - Monterey 2 Monterey - Pacific Grove via Forest Hill 2X Pacific Grove - Pebble Beach Express 3 CHOMP - Monterey 4 Carmel Rancho - Carmel 5 Carmel - Monterey 8 Ryan Ranch - Sand City via Seaside & Del Rey Oaks 9 Sand City - Monterey via Hilby 10 Sand City - Monterey via Ord Grove 11 Carmel - Sand City 13 Ryan Ranch - Monterey 16 Marina - Monterey via CSUMB 20 Salinas - Monterey via Marina 22 Big Sur 23 Salinas - King City 24 Carmel Valley Grapevine Express 28 Watsonville - Salinas via Castroville 29 Watsonville - Salinas via Prunedale 41 East Alisal - Northridge 42 East Alisal - Westridge 43 Memorial Hospital 44 Salinas – Westridge 46 Natividad 49 Northridge via North Main Street 55 Monterey - San Jose Express 69 Presidio - The Dunes 93 Pacific Meadows – Monterey via Carmel MST On Call Marina In addition to the routes listed above, Line 55 San Jose-Monterey Express and will operate a regular weekday schedule. Regular bus schedules and customer service hours will resume on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

A 5th grader at Robert Down school is now following in his writer-father’s career footsteps. Luke Herzog, son of author Brad Herzog, has written and published an epic tale about dragons, entitled Dragon Valley. It's an exploration of five dragons, their evolution, their offspring, their adventures, and the place they call home. The back-page summary: “In the year 2043, a renowned inventor unveils his master creation – five scientifically spawned baby dragons. He leads them to a home, schools them in survival skills and hints at the magic that surrounds them. But can any creator retain total control over his creation? Dragon Valley is an epic tale covering 1,000 years in the evolution of the dragons and their magical valley.” The PG library is hosting an event for Luke on Wed. Feb. 22 at 6:00 p.m. The event will be open to the public. Luke will donate half of the proceeds directly back to the library.

‘The Ant and The Grasshopper’ ends this weekend at MPC MPC Theatre Company’s 2012 season will open with The Ant and the Grashopper, based on Aesop’s Fables, and adapted for the stage by Rob Dearborn. It’s a classic fable that the entire family will enjoy. While the Grasshopper (Anna Schumacher) enjoys herself in the warm summer sunshine, singing and hopping about, the hard-working Ant (Pat Stadille) toils away, preparing for the coming winter. The Grasshopper pleads with the industrious Ant to play with him, begging him to take a break and enjoy himself, as the winter seems so very far away. Sooner than expected, however, the bitter chill of winter arrives, covering the ground in a thick, cold, blanket of snow. With no food available and nothing at all stored up for the frozen winter, where shall the hungry Grasshopper turn? MPC promises it’s a funny, updated version that Aesop himself would enjoy. With this production we welcome a new director to our company, although not new to theater on the peninsula. For many she will be a familiar face as Susanne is currently in her fifth year as The Western Stages’ Young Company and Outreach Coordinator. She is also resident actor and director for TWS. Acting credits include; Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Lillie Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate and Agnes Gooch in Mame. Directing credits include; The Hostage, Rabbit Hole and Real Women have Curves. For the Young Company, Susanne has directed A Thousand Cranes, Heaven Help the Po’Taters, Animal Farm and A YC Odyssey. She is also an adjunct faculty member with Hartnell College teaching Beginning Acting, Intro to Theater and History of Theater. This past 2011 T W S season she Co-Directed and Choreographer Little Shop of Horrors and also got back on stage after a two year break

and performed in Curtains. Susanne is “thrilled to be directing for MPC almost feeling like she is coming home.” She was last seen on the MPC stage as Miss Hannigan in Annie. The creative team includes Susanne Burns (Director), D. Thomas Beck (Technical Director), Carey Crockett (Scenic Designer), Dustin Burns (Lighting and Sound Design), Gloria C. Mattos Hughes (Costume Designer), and Ana Warner (Props Design). Tickets are on sale at the MPC Box Office (646-4213) and online at https:// Regular performances are Fri. and Sat. at 7:00 p.m. (Feb. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18) and Sat. and Sun. at 3:00 p.m. (Feb. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19) at the Carmel Middle School (4380 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923). MPC Box Office is located at 980 Fremont Street, downtown Monterey. Tickets are $15 Adults; $12 Young Adults (16-21) and Military, and $9 Children 15 and under. Tickets may be purchased from the MPC Box Office (831-646-4213) Wednesdays from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thurs. and Fri. from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the performance venue 90 minutes prior to any performance, or online at https://secure3. Storybook Theatre productions are made possible in part by grants from, The Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services, The Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop, The S.T.A.R. Foundation, The Jim Tunney Youth Foundation, and our Fairy God Parents. Fri., Feb. 17 - 7:00 p.m. Sat., Feb 18 - 3:00 p.m. Sat., Feb. 18 - 7:00 p.m. Sun., Feb 19 – 3:00 p.m. - Closing

Aquarium Director honored among ‘Most Powerful People in Food’ Monterey Bay Aquarium Executive Director Julie Packard has been named one of “America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2012” by the influential website The Daily Meal, because of the impact the Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program is having on demand for sustainable seafood. “Our ultimate criterion was simply this,” wrote Daily Meal editor and Saveur magazine founder Colman Andrews. “Is each person on our list capable, whether by dint of corporate station, media access, moral authority, or sheer personality, of substantially changing, improving, and/or degrading the quality and variety of the American diet or the way we think about it? If so, how absolute is the power he or she can bring to bear?” In evaluating Julie Packard and the Aquarium’s influence, the editors concluded that because of the Aquarium’s pioneering efforts in the sustainable seafood movement, “Chefs and responsible consumers all over the country now consult its Seafood Watch list (in the form of wallet cards, a web site, and an app) of sustainable choices in fish and shellfish, thus impacting the seafood marketplace from coast to coast.”

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Pretty Old The Movie is Pretty Wonderful

“So many people have so many stories,” says Walter Matteson, himself a teller of stories. “Verité documentaries often start out as one thing, and life happens. You’re constantly adjusting and developing as the story unfolds.” He is the director of a feature-length documentary film, “Pretty Old.” It’s about contestants in the Ms. Senior Sweetheart Pageant, held in Fall River, MA. He says it took him a little less than a yer to find his characters and their stories. But Matteson doesn’t tell their stories. They do. They tell them through their actions at the 2008 pageant and their frank discussions with the camera, and thus with us. We see them donning their sequined evening gowns and their talent contest costumes, and we hear about their aspirations and the roadblocks life has put in front of them. We watch them from the day they arrive at the Hampton Inn where the event is centered, and we go backstage as they practice their dance routines and have their hair and make-up done. We learn about their motivations and their pasts . . . and we fall in love with them – and the pageant -much as Walter Matteson must have. That much is obvious as we watch the camera caress these adventuresome ladies as they strut their stuff on the pageant stage. He concentrates on four of the 30 women, who range in age from 67 to 81, going to their homes which include the Virgin Islands, Houston, TX, and St. Paul, MN and and following them through the days of the tournament. Phyllis lost her husband to Alzheimer’s and has had a heart attack. She speaks frankly about her relationship with her late husband, saying they were “married lovers,” and describes his final weeks, and how she climbed into his hospital bed to receive a heartfelt late kiss from him, on

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Film Review

Contestants take a carousel ride in the film. Below, top, Frances (in the gold hat) is one of the four featured women. Below, bottom, Ida takes a twirl around the floor with Lenny “Low Price” Kaplan. her arm. beauty that surpasses their years. Francis has been diagnosed with late “We’ve still got it. It may be packaged stage ovarian cancer. She has faced it a little differently, but we’ve got it,” says before, and continues to fight it, saying Ida White. that she is not afraid of dying but worAnd it’s evident that Walter Matteson ries about her 94-year old mother and her recognizes that beauty. There is not a developmentally challenged son. She is a second during the movie when he drops tap dancer. the sense of awe or ceases to cast the “You’ve got limits now, so what are spotlight on these women, even when we you going to do?” one contestant asks. meet the founder of the pageant, Lenny Tap dance, you want to answer. Don a “Low Price” Kaplan. Thirty years ago, Betty Boop costume and do a little boop- he set it up as a fund-raiser for his Lions boop-e-do. Club, and is the driving force behind it Ida describes herself as a “late bloom- still. The pageant, says Kaplan, is about er” and talks about what it was like to be raising self-esteem “at an age when you an African-American woman growing think you’re finished.” up in Harlem. She is politically involved “This pageant will die with him,” where she lives now in the Virgin Islands, says an aide. “Who else could do it?” and tells us that her husband is in the Matteson, 31, is a graduate of Pacific early stages of Alzheimer’s. She is frank, Grove High School. His parents, Walter and she is brave, but apparently was not and Darlene, own Matteson’s Auto Repair always so. She does stand-up comedy in in Pacific Grove. Along with his father the talent portion. and grandfather, Walter the younger grew The fourth, Tamara, says she is a up doing artistic rollerskating, practicing “pageant junkie” who works hard at main- 30-40 hours a week and traveling all over taining her beauty, but we learn that she the United States performing in contests. is devoted to her community and to work But while in college, he realized that it was in a local prison and her apparent vanity not going to be his life’s work. A friend melts away as she tells a story about her saw his photos and encouraged him to do early childhood and learn something of a documentary on artistic rollerskating, what makes her tick. which he did -- gaining a few screenings, We see pictures of them when they but no distribution. were young and beautiful – or partway His sister was working in New York through the film we decide we should say and convinced him to go there and get “younger and more beautiful,” because work in the Tribeca Film Festival. Though they, each one, shine from within with a he never got to do any personal projects at

William Butler Yeats set to music

first, he did learn to do production work there and got to work under some “pretty famous” documentarians. In 2007, he was at a photography exhibit in Denmark and saw some photos by the Swedish photographer, Magnus Wennman. On his website, he says, “It was three senior women backstage at what looked like a Broadway show, and was a mixture between beautifully vivid textures of skin tones with lights and glitter intermingled with a haunting reality of aging and a clinging to a past youth. For me there was something unexplainable about it and I couldn’t stop staring.” Matteson set about finding who the women were and what the pageant was about. “I wanted to bring those photos to life,” he says. He succeeded. In spades. It took a while to get the funding together to do the filming, and even longer to get more than 200 hours of film cut down to an hour and a half, but he had some very big names behind him . . . eventually. “It’s costing me everything I have,” he laughs. “If you’re doing a ‘passion piece’ you need someone else if the idea is going to sustain itself.” He was introduced to producer/actor/ writer Josh Alexander, who in turn helped him with contracts and agents and eventually came into the project fulltime. “Josh knew that Sarah Jessica Parker had a production company so he approached her. They called back and said they were just talking about doing something about aging and beauty!” Walt sent her a rough cut and she invested at a fairly early stage. “Just her name opened doors,” says Walt. “Now we’ve been to the Santa Barbara Film Festival [and won first place, we might add] and the audience was so receptive. Having Sarah’s name elevates it to a level that even people who don’t know about the festival circuit and how it works will be interested.” Pacific Grove, you’re in luck. Matteson is looking to show it locally, including the upcoming Santa Cruz Film Festival and perhaps San Francisco. Distribution will begin soon if everything goes well. “But it isn’t about financial success,” says Matteson. “It’s about having gone down a path. It’s about relationships.” And wonderful stories, told with love. To see trailers and learn more about the movie, visit prettyoldthemovie,com or see their facebook page at https://

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 and guitarist Kyle Alden will present an evening of selections from their album and high-energy Irish reels and jigs. From Alasdair Fraser's Valley of the Moon fiddle camp, Athena soon toured Ireland with the Sharon Shannon Band, starred 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 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 or (408) 847-6982. Athena Turgis


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Pacific Grove Art Center Upcoming Exhibit February 24 - April 5, 2012 Opening reception Feb 24 7-9pm COASTAL TEXTURES Photography by CARL COUCHMAN THE QUIET EYE: WALLS, WINDOWS & WALKWAYS The Photography of Peggy Downes Baskin FAMILY TIES: OCCUPATION ART The mixed media artwork of Suzanne Klotz ART FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY A Group Exhibition sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence and Naim Farhat SHE MADE US DO IT! The Work of Jane Flury’s Art Students PASSION The Visual Journaling of Alana Puryear’s Students

Coastal Textures

Driftwood By Carl Couchman Silver Gelatin Photo

Photography by CARL COUCHMAN In his 21 years of professional photography experience, Carl has built an impressive body of work, evidencing both a discerning eye and a confident darkroom technique. He has presented more than 19 gallery shows and open studios, and he teaches private workshops in San Jose, California. Carl’s photographs are a part of numerous private collections, and he is represented by the Xanadu gallery in Scottsdale Arizona. His most recent work explores the Northern California and Oregon coastlines.

The Quiet Eye: Walls, Windows & Walkways

The Photography of Peggy Downes Baskin Peggy Downes Baskin tends to hone in on the hidden fragments of life all around us – peeling and pock-marked walls, dark, dank, alleys, the breeze wafting through an ancient lace curtain, a staircase meandering upward. She looks for stillness. She asks viewers for a meditative moment of their time. There is no motion here – not a human figure to distract – only a heightened sense of texture and pattern. Architectural details capture attention and heighten sensitivity to the moment. Random fragments of doors, windows, walls and niches bring a sense of peace and timelessness. Reflecting over 33 years of teaching political science with its sense of logic, linear thinking and contention, she has now consciously let her right brain take charge. She relishes the freedom of contemplating the small, the intimate and the non-controversial. Secrets seem to be nestled behind crusty hinges, molding balustrades and layers of old walls and cobbled stone streets. Her work is the texture of ancient fabric, savoring the mysteries of ancient niches. Peggy Downes Baskin’s beautiful coffee-table book of her photography, “The Quiet Eye: Listening to Images,” will be a free gift for new family memberships to Pacific Grove Art Center from February 24th through the month of March, while supplies last.

Family Ties: Occupation Art

Face in the Water By Carl Couchman Silver Gelatin Photo

Staircase, Japur, India By Peggy Downes Baskin Photo

Balustrade, France By Peggy Downes Baskin Photo

The mixed media artwork of Suzanne Klotz “Art reflects the values of a society. Art is invested with the power to elevate consciousness, illuminate the human spirit and unify humanity.” ― Suzanne Klotz The exhibit is comprised of a provocative, bold and imaginative series of mixed-media constructions and wall pieces. It addresses issues relevant to America’s role in contemporary society including the act of occupation, physical and psychological boundaries, and societal and personal accountability. Suzanne Klotz’s work is strongly rooted in insights concerning fundamental human rights inspired by The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It examines the U.S. military occupation of Iraq, and Israel’s military occupation of Palestine. Through her interactions with Palestinian artists during a residency in Israeli West Jerusalem, Suzanne began to apprehend the daily reality of military occupation. Her art engages the viewer and communicates the horror of overwhelming military force employed to impose the will of a stronger party on entire societies, an imposition made at tremendous human cost.

Art for the Sake of Humanity

A Group Exhibition sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence and Naim Farhat Many wonderful artists will participate in this exhibit. Iraqi Mohammed Al-Sadoun’s work protests censorship and the lack of freedom of expression and human rights in the Middle East with burned books, doors, and mixed media paintings. His work is “both testimony and silent protest against aggression in all its forms, including global dominance.” Witnessing the destruction of old and beautiful doors of Baghdad during the Iraq-Iran war left an impact on Mohammed’s art. Burned doors are his protest to the destruction of homes in the time of war.

Vanessa Stafford, a naïve artist, was commissioned to do pieces on the theme of Abu Ghraib prison. Ian Everard is a photorealist who works with mixed media and focuses on such lessons as the futility of war and the destruction of humanity. Everard’s artworks reflect a deep interest in the role of photography in history and its relationship to the upheavals and traumas of conflict in human experience. Iraqi-American artist Leila Kubba will show works inspired by a recent visit to her native Iraq after a twenty-year absence. Kubba’s work addresses the complexities of war and occupation. Her paintings serve as testimonies to the devastation of war and communicate the vulnerability and chaos felt by Iraqis today. Also included will be work of self-taught El Salvadoran-born pop artist Gerardo Gomez, Brenda Louie - mixed media, Sol Aquino - paintings, and Jack Howe - assemblage, and others. This exhibit and the Suzanne Klotz exhibit are sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV), Naim Farhat, and made possible in part by a grant from Monterey County Weekly. The Farhat Art Museum is a collection of paintings, photographs and conceptual art constructions that best represent the powerful artistic expressions of Contemporary Arab Artists. Naim Farhat started this project in earnest after learning of the destruction of many works of art during the occupation of Southern Lebanon and the bombing raids that followed after the occupation. More information can be found at: www.farhatartmuseum. com and .

Portable Prayer Wall By Suzanne Klotz Mixed Media

Peggy Downes Baskin’s book of photography, “The Quiet Eye: Listening to Images,” will be a free gift for new family memberships to Pacific Grove Art Center from February 24th through the month of March.

Humanity on the Move By Leila Kubba Painting

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Pacific Grove


Together With Love Run, 2012

Photos by Peter Mounteer

Pacific Grove

Sports Pacific Grove Breakers hosted York Thurs. night, Feb. 9 to a 3-2 win. Elmer Santos started to scoring in the 6th minute with a perfectly placed pass from David Oh and a tenacious personal effort from Elmer to sneak the ball through a defender and goalie. York tied up the score in the first half but Elmer Santos linked up with what seems like a set, standard play, with Sweeper Captain Daniel Giovinazzo on a flick in from a corner kick. Jordan Jones had an unassisted break away to put the ball past the York goalie to put PG up 3-1. In the final five minutes the Referee gave a penalty kick to York which ended the game 3-2 in favor of the Breakers. Excellent effort made by Seniors Callum Gilghrist and David Oh. – Coach Brad Weber

Boys’ soccer team played with class

PG not only said good by to league play for coach Brad Weber, who is retiring after this season but also to 15 seniors who are moving on to bigger and better games. Pacific Grove Breaker boys soccer team held the "Golden Ball" trophy in their care for one more year and the third in a row. The Padres hosted PG graciously and the non league but personally charged game was on. Carmel opened the scoring early from a well played long cross to the far post. Pacific Grove's co-captain Callum Gilchrist countered with an unassisted goal of his own when both teams went to half time tied one to one. Mid way through the second half, after many shots on goal were saved by the Carmel keeper, Jordan Jones headed the ball back in front of the goal where senior Michael Brown put it in the back of the net to give PG a one goal lead. The gamed ended 2-1 No matter how much this game means to the pride of both teams, the coaches, parents and especially the players played the game with integrity and class. This is something Coach Brad Weber says he is proud of not just for soccer but as an example to all teams who have bitter / intense revelries. Carmel and Pacific Grove are also tied for third place with possibly two other teams and bidding for the last remaining CCS championship spot.

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Another ATT Pebble Beach Pro Am is history and I'm sure those of you who attended saw a lot of great golf by the best players in the world. Here is a good question: What did you learn from the best players in the world? I learned so much by just watching their practice habits around the driving range and around the putting green. I was watching a PGA Tour professional practice putting from four feet of the hole. He was placing his putter behind the ball and putting a tee in the ground on the toe of the putter, and placing a tee on the heel of the putter. Then the pro started putting putts from four feet from the hole trying to NEVER hit the tees as he putted. This reminded me of a great idea to practice putting over and over developing your stroke in between the tees to create consistency. Hey, if it was good enough for the pro, I’m sure we call all use this drill. OH by the way, the professional was Tiger Woods.

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Sports End of season for Breaker Girls’ Basketball team Team bids farewell to two seniors

The Pacific Grove Breakers finished their season winning 2 of their final 4 games. With back to back victories versus RLS and Gonzales, PG accomplished their first 2 game win streak of the season. Unfortunately they could not extend the streak into their final 2 games, falling to Santa Catalina and Greenfield. On February 7th, the Breakers hosted the Pirates of Stevenson holding them to 21 points in the game. Jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, PG never looked back outscoring RLS 34-21. Sophomore Vanessa Villarreal, led the team with 11 points and 5 steals. Pacific Grove continued their success on the court 2 days later hosting the Spartans of Gonzales. Another defensive effort put the Breakers in the driver seat, cruising to a 36-13 victory. Sabrina Riffle scored 18 points, including 4 three-pointers. After a tough loss on February 13th at Santa Catalina, the Breakers entertained the Bruins of Greenfield on Senior Night. Honoring two seniors, Lilli Consiglio and Jackie Prew, Pacific Grove entertained the crowd in their final game of the season. Leading 10-7 after the first quarter, the Breakers put up a good fight with only 7 players suited. Down 7 to start the fourth, PG clawed back to take the lead with a few minutes left. Junior Sabrina Riffle, and seniors Consiglio and Prew led the team down the stretch sending the game into overtime. Unfortunately, the Breakers lost a bit of steam, while Greenfield outscored the Breakers 9-6 in OT. Riffle led all scorers with 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 steals. Consiglio finished with 10 points and four steals, while Prew tallied 8 points and 9 rebounds. PG completed league play at 3-11, with hopes of improving their record next year returning 8 players. -Marta Dalhamer

Coach Brad Weber moves on

There was a father who asked me early on if it was OK for a parent to coach a high school team. He assumed I coached because both my kids went to PG at the time. My daughter was a three year Varsity Basketball player and my son a four year Varsity Lacrosse player, neither played soccer.... I was actually a rare parent age who has had a lot of soccer experience. I was All League twice in High School in Sacramento and nominated as one of three for the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame. I went on and played college at Chico State, then Semi Pro with a Northern California team that was the off season team for the Sacramento Gold professional team. That was where I really learned higher level soccer. I have played my whole life in Men’s leagues up until two years ago, after playing / managing the PG United team that took first in four of the past five seasons we played in. I am old now at 53 and very much still enjoy a regular pick up game and selected tournaments where I would play for one of three teams in Sacramento, Maui and Monterey. I have a jewelry store at the Crossroads, which has given me the flexibility to adjust my schedule to be able to take off the many hours coaching takes. Because of the tough schedule of owning my own store and being a jeweler in the Pre Christmas months, I have elected to retire from coaching after eight years at PG. I am also leaving because I finally have a group of boys who are both respectful and talented and would rather leave this year feeling good about what I have given so much time to. This is one of the first years I feel both parents and players appreciate how much time and effort coaches go through. I have had help this year from Johnathan Sanz, a fantastic player and Physio therapy major. Johnathan has been instrumental in the boys conditioning and has been a great sounding board for strategy and general coaching. He has played most of his life playing in Argentina, which has been a good balance of styles in our game philosophy. I can’t leave him out of any talk of coaching the PG soccer team.

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Breakers basketball honors seniors Seniors who will not be back next season, along with their families, were honored at the recent Senior Night on the basketball court. Left: Khalid Ismael and his dad. Below, James Liu with his family Bottom left: Victor Saucedo and his family. Bottom, right: James Thompson and his dad.

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Up and Coming SoDa’s Hairspray delights with every spritz

Golden Bough Theatre presents its final weekend of the appealing Broadway musical Hairspray, early 1960 American history retold and replayed at its delightful best by PacRep’s School of Dramatic Arts (SoDa). Hairspray conjures reminiscences of the eternal, ever-consistent, historical memories of former yet ever fresh times. From the opening scene, which may have been a little audibly over-broadcast, the show’s fun is never ending. Allyson Dudzinski opens as Tracy Turnblad, takes charge of the stage, claims it as hers and never lets it go. Her solo and ensemble vocal numbers are designed to lay claim to your heart and soul, start to finish. Then there are her parents Edna and Wilber Turnblad; their names are a dead giveaway and your imagination won’t be let down by what they bring. Solidly supporting Tracy Turnblad is her sidekick and best friend Penny Pingleton, played by Sydney Ducheon or Bri Slama: Characterizing full-blown imagery of earlier greats such as Carol Burnett’s demeanor, she is captivatingly funny. Corny Collins, the “Dick Clark” of the day played by John Daniel keeps the innovative video screens designed by Lewis Rhames alight with plenty of visuals. The love interests are all a-glow and solidly executed by Lara Fern as Amber Tussle and Nico Abiera as the Fonz-like, back-flipping, handsome Link Larkin. Gracie Poletti had her fabulous shine on throughout as Velma Von Tussle, mother of Amber, and queen of the crabs, with her real-life family in toe, all proudly living up to the tall shadow she can cast, and making their own talent statements. Michael Blackburn as Seaweed J. Stubbs carried us back to the 1960’s with a swag

Steinbeck’s birthday party Sat. Feb. 25 at PG Library

The Pacific Grove Public Library will celebrate John Steinbeck’s 110th birthday with a hometown party on Sat., Feb. 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Public Library, 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. “John Steinbeck’s Pacific Grove years were among his most productive, his apprentice years, when he wrote The Pastures of Heaven, To a God Unknown, Tortilla Flat and began Of Mice and Men.” He loved…Pacific Grove…a town where he could immerse himself in his writing.” -- Dr. Susan Shillinglaw At 1:00 p.m. Actor Keith Decker will read from works written by Steinbeck while the author resided in Pacific Grove. At 2:00 p.m. “Steinbeck’s Epicenter: Pacific Grove” a lecture by Dr. Susan Shillinglaw, Steinbeck scholar and Professor of English, San Jose State University will be presented. The event is free of charge. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at (831) 648-5762.

‘AristoCats’ coming to PacRep’s SoDa

PacRep’s School of Dramatic Arts’ (SoDA) season continues on the newly remodeled Golden Bough stage with Disney’s AristoCats – Kids, March 9 through April 1. Under the direction of Maryann Rousseau, over 70 “stars of tomorrow” will perform in this stage adaption based on the 1970 Disney film classic, that follows the devious antics of Madame’s jealous butler Edgar (Michael Blackburn), who cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O’Malley and his rag-tag bunch of Alley Cats come to their rescue! This feline adventure is sure to have audiences of all ages tapping their feet to the hip, jazzy tunes of Disney favorites “The Aristocats”, “Scales and Arpeggios” and “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat”. Disney’s AristoCats – Kids will begin performances Friday and Saturday March 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday March 10 and 11. Performances continue Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays, closing April 1, at the Golden Bough Theatre, on Monte Verde Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. General admission single ticket prices for the SoDA Season productions range from $7 to $20 with discounts available for seniors over 65, students, children, teachers, and active military. For tickets call 622-0100 or inquire online at The PacRep Box Office is located at the Golden Bough Playhouse on Monte Verde Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Business hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Telephone (831) 622-0100 or visit www.pacrep. org for more information. PacRep is supported by ticket sales, individual donations, special events, and grants from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, The Berkshire Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Chapman Foundation, and the Harden Foundation, among many others. PERFORMANCE CALENDAR SUN Mar 18 2:00pm (mat) Disney’s Aristocats―Kids FRI Mar 23 7:30pm FRI Mar 9 7:30pm SAT Mar 24 2:00pm (mat) SAT Mar 10 2:00pm (mat) SAT Mar 24 7:30pm SAT Mar 10 7:30pm (open) SUN Mar 25 2:00pm (mat) SUN Mar 11 2:00pm (mat) FRI Mar 30 7:30pm FRI Mar 16 7:30pm SAT Mar 31 2:00pm (mat) SAT Mar 17 2:00pm (mat) SAT Mar 31 7:30pm SAT Mar 17 7:30pm SUN Apr 1 2:00pm (mat/close)

and vigor that brings his role to full-color life. Adding immensely to the production was the genuine truth added by each of the budding and glowing talents of each young ensemble actor who graced the stage, from the bashful to the boastful . . . which is to say that the children with little effort stole the show with every bit part they nailed. Kudos on the new stage design – quite commendable – with simultaneously revolving floor panels. The set designs once again topped the mark, matched by the lighting. The great sounds of Don Dally’s rock star orchestra perched front and center, high above the teenage crowds was perfect.

Katie Shain

Review The wigs/hats, with or with out their hairspray, were totally tops. Wig Master Larry Zellers of Pacific Grove’s Boomerang Salon had more than his two hands full, for atop every head was a wig of hair piled high and styled with due finesse in every color and shade possible. Goren’s costumes fit the echo of the day, the times -- and the bodies – with pomp, flair and fluff, highlighting everything on everyone in all the right places, especially on The Dynamites! The best part of the show for me was the fresh face and vocal essence of the Lena Horne look-alike playing Motormouth Maybelle, embodied by Simone Cox. She took the entire show to a stratospheric height beyond description. Her presence not only established the history of the 60’s as it was then, but set a new standard for the soul history of the here and now of today. Lord have mercy! While Stephen Moorer continues making history during in his own lifetime, his daughter, Claire Moorer, is developing her own. Her understated beauty and presence onstage bring wonderful, subtle and charming contributions to every show in which I have seen her cast. Just another testament to Stephen Moorer’s ever-insightful casting, directing, and staging prowess: This has always clearly been the pulsing life-blood that has kept Edna Turnblad (Scott McQuiston) in the ever-increasing sponsorship of his all her’s ‘60’s glory in PacRep’s So- eloquent dreams thriving. Of course he DAonStage production of Hairspray doesn’t do it alone. Support the arts. Hairspray is a wonderful production playing through Feb 19 on the newly for family viewing leaving you with a remodeled Golden Bough stage. smile and a happy heart. You can view the finale online at watch?v=17tV62ConpM&feature=share. The final weekend schedule for Fri., Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sun., Feb. 18 at 2:00 p.m. PacRep Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public corporation. Box Office (831) 622-0100. Ticket prices vary. Ensemble: “Welcome to the 60’s” in PacRep’s SoDAonStage production of Hairspray. Photos courtesy PacRep.


Times • February 17, 2012

New You

Health and Well-Being

Perhaps it’s time to say ‘Let it ride’

Have you ever sat at a blackjack table, double downed, and then hit a double blackjack on a large bet? Even if you have not, take a moment and imagine what that must feel like. Imagine you split two cards, meaning the two cards you were dealt were identical, so you turn them face up and play two hands rather than one. Because of this, you doubled your bet. Now imagine that you win both hands. Even more than win, you win in the greatest way possible. You have split two Aces, the ace of spades and the ace of clubs. Like magic, the dealer reaches to the deck and pulls away the king of spades and places it on the first hand. Blackjack! Then like a scene from a Steven Spielberg movie, the dealer reaches to the deck and this time pulls away the king of clubs and places it on the second hand. Back to back, each king falls on the Ace of its same suit. You have in front of you two natural blackjacks. You just won both hands, and both hands pay double because you have two naturals. Wow, you just quadrupled your bet! How would you feel if you had hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the line? OK. Now, you’re sitting with the winnings in front of you, and with no idea of what will happen next, not knowing which card will come next, would you be so bold as to let it ride? Sure, it is a risky proposition, but how much fun and freedom think there is in pushing that loot out there and saying (gulp); LET IT RIDE! Would you allow the hope of winning and the thrill of being in the game out weigh the thought of losing? Sure, there is the chance you may not win, but if you know the rules, there is no losing. When it’s over and done, when you walk away if the best you have done is break even then you can walk away smiling from having had the opportunity and experience. If you know the rules, if you are not going to go in the hole, why would you not - every now and then throw caution to the wind, look the dealer square in the eye and say, let it ride? Not

Dirrick Williams

Principle Living knowing if you will rake in the winnings, or walk away shrugging your shoulders would you let your winnings carry over to the next bet? In contrast, have you ever sat at the kitchen table starring at a stack of bills and felt overwhelmed? Have you ever been so busy trying to catch up or stay ahead, running so hard and fast that stopping is the only thing that made any real sense? Have you ever felt like each time you make ends meet, someone comes along and moves the ends? Most of us would say yes, been there – done that. In one way or another, sometimes for reasons unknown we have all thought, “I am sick and tired of being so sick and tired.” If we know the rules of life, meaning we reap what we sow, do what you can to keep hope alive, and as much as possible walk by faith – not by sight; why don’t we every now and then look life square in the face and say let it ride? When it comes to our concerns, worries, and depleting thoughts what would it take to say let it ride? What would it take to throw caution to the wind step out of the rut, and become reacquainted with happiness, peace, and joy? What would it take to let worry carry over to the next day? Just for a day, wouldn’t be nice to take a break from stress, anger, and possessiveness, a break from those things which hinder our spirit and just let’em ride? If your enthusiasm has gone and hope seems far out of reach, perhaps it is time for you to say… let it ride.

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Could you imagine playing blackjack with a tight-fisted, over-possessive attitude? How would the game be any fun if you did not have the gumption to let your stuff carry over, to let it ride? If you cannot imagine playing and winning blackjack in such manner, why would you do it with life and happiness? In this regard, isn’t life like playing blackjack? We really have no idea what is coming next, we play the hand we’re dealt the best we can, and our hope of winning and the excitement of being in

the game (along with knowing the rules) gives us the courage to say… let it ride. The bible says, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Mt 6:34 I guess we can translate this to mean, sometimes life is a gamble, and sometimes, every now and then, you just need to let it ride. Instead of taking it on right now (whatever it is), perhaps it would be better to let it carry over, perhaps it would be better to let it ride (Besides, haven’t you noticed how the answers come, and things we need to have happen, do happen, as soon as we step aside, let go, and let God?). “… Each day has enough trouble of its own.” We do not know what the future holds. We live with hope, expectation, and desire. I say evaluate life and where there is room to through caution to the wind do so. Let it ride. Pray and meditate daily, it makes a difference.

Get free health screenings, talk to heart and nutrition experts, sample healthy foods, and more at the third annual “Every Beat Counts” heart health fair at Del Monte Shopping Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 25. The Tyler Heart Institute of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is joining shopping center stores for a day of free health screenings and fun. Staff from Community Hospital will provide free blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screenings and interpret the results. They’ll also offer information on strokes, sleep apnea, smoking cessation, CPR, and Peninsula Wellness Center, Community Hospital’s wellness center in Marina. There will be “ask the experts” tables, with Richard Gray, MD, and Mike Barber, RN, both of Tyler Heart Institute, answering heart questions, and registered dietitians answering nutrition and diabetes questions. Around the mall, visitors can listen to a live broadcast by KWAV DJ Candy James while sampling heart-healthy food and watching heart-healthy cooking demonstrations. Participants may pick up a “passport” at the health fair stations, visit stores and stations to get the passport marked, and then turn it in for prize drawings. The event is being held as part of American Heart Month, promoted in February by the American Heart Association. For more information, call 883-5660.

February 17, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

Mary Arnold

Library News - Check it Out! This Library News column is a new one for me, Mary Arnold. I currently publish the Event Calendar for the library. Please pick up one the next time you visit the library as there are programs for teens, adults, and little ones. In putting this column together, I feel the people who really know what’s happening at the library are the staff. It’s best for the staff to be able to write about what they feel is important at the library. And in tandem, we will bring you the PG Library News. . Check It Out! Next time you are in the library, let the staff know what a great job they are doing. Thank you.

Baby Story Time with Miss Linda

By Linda Pagnella, Circulation Supervisor Why would you bring a baby to story time at the library? Reading specialists agree that Rhythm, Rhyme and Crawling are three important precursors to a good reader. Exposing your newborn to two year old to the stories, poetry, rhymes and songs at Baby Story times may give your baby a head start on reading. Come join the fun every Thursday morning at 11:15 in the Children’s room. Besides having fun with your baby you could meet some new friends, too!

Librarian Erik Thurman

Erik is a part-time Reference Librarian at the library. He was raised in Pacific Grove, and is a proud P.G. High graduate. He received his undergraduate degree at Sonoma State University. Erik worked at Borders as a bookseller/supervisor while studying for his Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. He received his MLIS in Fall 2010, specializing in providing digital services. Erik is available on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m. to help you with any questions you may have about your iPad, iPod, Kindle, Nook, etc. Just look for Erik at the Reference Desk.

Newbery/Caldecott Medals

By Lisa Maddalena, Senior Librarian Most of us are aware of the Academy Awards for movies, but did you know that Children’s books have their own awards every January? The John Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children. This year’s winner is Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, an autobiographical novel about an incredible two months for a twelve-year-old kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is grounded by his parents. Two honor books were also chosen, Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin, and Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded every year by ALSC to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This year’s Caldecott medal went to A Ball for Daisy, illustrated and written by Chris Raschka. Daisy is a small dog whose favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. Any child whose favorite toy is lost or broken will identify with Daisy’s sadness and joy when she receives a new ball! Honor books were Blackout by John Rocco, Grandpa Green by Lane Smith, and Me… Jane by Patrick McDonnell. Receiving a Newbery or Caldecott medal is an almost certain guarantee that a book’s sales will increase dramatically, and that the book will stay in print indefinitely. Many more children will be exposed to the books over the years. The Pacific Grove Library has or will soon have all the 2012 Medal and Honor books and the books are marked with a special sticker.

February’s Book Display

By Denise Sallee, Reference Librarian I’m sure you have that favorite “Love to Love” book. Let the staff know about your favorite “Love to Love” book (it can be fiction or non-fiction) so it can be added to the February “Books We Love to Love” book display.

Staff Reads

It is always interesting to know what the library staff is reading and wow, the staff is even telling us what videos/DVDs they are watching! THIS IS GREAT! Here is their list: Senior Librarian, Lisa Maddalena: “I’m presently reading Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, a story about a dysfunctional upper- middle-class couple whose lives gradually fall apart over the course of the story.” “I just finished watching a wonderful BBC program that the library has on DVD, A History of Scotland. This 10-episode program presents the development of the Scottish national character from its very beginnings to the present day.” Reference Librarian Mary Elturk: Ornament of the World: how Muslims, Jews and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain by Maria Rosa Menocal. DVD―Enchanted April. Reference Librarian Erik Thurman: “I’m currently reading Storm Front by Jim Butcher and watching Dexter, the Complete Fifth Season on DVD.” Reference Librarian Denise Sallee: Fionavar Tapestry Series by Guy Gavriel Kay – “it is fantasy and I never read fantasy but this has really hooked me! The last DVD I checked out from the library was the story of John Lennon and how he got started with the Beatles. It is called Nowhere Boy.” Teen Librarian Catrina Coyle: “I just read When She Woke by Hilary Jordan. A recent DVD I liked was Crazy Stupid Love starring Ryan Gosling.”


By Linda Pagnella, Circulation Supervisor Come and checkout the DVD collection at the library! The library has DVDs for everyone including Children’s, Foreign, Teaching Company, and of course, feature films. And did you know we also have Book-on-CD, Music CD’s & Art you can check out!

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Young Writers’ Corner Boots by Emily Shifflett Take a look at my boots. Caked with mud and grass, Worn and wearing. No clue how long they’ll last. These boots and I, we go way back. We’ve seen hard times and good. Rain storms and flames. Walked up mountains and in the woods. We’ve run from conflagration. We’ve trudged through fog as thick as ink. We’ve fought our way through brambles These boots and I, we’ve got a link. Take a look at my boots; They’ll tell you everything you need to know. You’ll see that I’m a hard worker. You’ll see I’ve been through hell. But look again and you’ll see them in good repair. These boots and I, we’ve been far. But we’ve got further to go. Can’t stop yet or get tired. These boots are a part of me. My soul surreptitiously on my feet. My boots were made for walking. My boots were made for dreams. My boots were made for thinking. My boots were made for me.

The Spiral Staircase by Lila Afifi A light, sitting still in the fireplace Mesmerizing to a small, lonesome girl Told by a man to sit and wait, sit and wait So the girl will sit, and wait alone For the promising man who loves her so She is not but a girl, clueless and blind Behind her a staircase that swirls and winds Up up to the clouds and into the sky The girl does not see his fast desertion Up up the staircase and into the sky He flees up those steps and leaves the small girl Diminished and crying in that still light And waits for the man that said I love you.


Times • February 17, 2012

The Green Page Looking for a few good gardeners Frances Grate is looking for gardeners to join her in the Monarch Sanctuary . “We have the plants, the water and the fencing. We just need some love.” Call her at 831372-6410 or at

Monarch counts this week

After a two week hiatus (due to crew illness and budget issues), we are back with the latest monarch counts for Monterey and SLO Counties. Thanks for your patience in the interim. Erica Krygsman (Monarch Alert Field Coordinator for Monterey County) and volunteers Tama Olver and Kelly Surgalski conducted this week’s Monterey County counts on February 4 and 6. The average number of monarchs counted at the Pacific Grove Sanctuary was 9,467, an increase from the most recent count. The number of monarchs counted at Andrew Molera State Park decreased to 2,066 and at the private property site in Big Sur the number increased to 3,942. Numbers at the other sites in Monterey County continued to decline. Temperatures were cool to mild with light winds both days, with mostly overcast skies on Monday the 6th. A special thanks to Tama Olver, who really stepped up this week when Erica was feeling under the weather. This week’s San Luis Obispo County counts were conducted by Ryan Slack (Monarch Alert Field Coordinator for SLO County) and Grace Davis (student intern) from February 4 to February 9. Pismo Beach North Beach Campground is still going strong, but showing a slight decrease with an average number of 23,621 monarchs counted. Thanks to Peggy Coon and Jessica Griffiths, we were able to figure out where the monarchs at Morro Bay Golf Course had moved to, and count a season high at this site of 11,002 monarchs. The monarchs at the Pecho Road site in Los Osos have also moved around to new areas where it is difficult to view them, resulting in a low count of 1,224, likely due to a low probability of detection. The number of monarchs at Halcyon Hill has also dropped back down to 5,197 after its dramatic increase last month. The weather was partly to mostly cloudy between Saturday and Monday, windy and rainy on Tuesday, then clear and sunny Wednesday and Thursday. – Monarch Alert

Sustainable PG starts work on community garden Hayward Lumber is working with SPG Community Garden to help with lumber for planting beds. “Sustainable Pacific Grove is so thankful for this gift as it supports our goal of building community in Pacific Grove, allows us to plant and be bountiful, and provides a place to enjoy a garden in Pacific Grove,” said Karin Locke.

Rainwater harvesting seminar set The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District is pleased to sponsor a Rainwater Harvesting Seminar. This free seminar, led by representatives from the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, will introduce the basic concepts and techniques of harvesting rainwater for non-potable uses. Scheduled for Feb. 26 , from noon to 4 p.m. at the Monterey Youth Center at 777 Pearl St., Monterey. For more information, call (831) 658-5653.


Celia Bosworth of Pacific Grove pointed out that we had the captioned switched on our story about wind turbines last week. The song bird in the upper left photo is a Western Meadowlark and the Falcon in the lower right photo is an American Kestrel. Good thing the birds themselves know the difference.

Disposable wipes and other products are clogging our sewer lines and damaging pumps and other equipment.

Not only are these problems expensive to fix, they can also cause raw sewage overflows into homes, businesses and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

These belong in the TRASH:

Cleaning Wipes • Grease • Condoms Disposable Diapers, Nursing Pads & Baby Wipes Hair • Facial Wipes • Tampons & Pads • Dental Floss To learn more, visit or call 831-648-5722 Funded by the City of Pacific Grove

Center photo: Nicole Sanks and Larry. Top: Steve and Deborah. Bottom: SPG volunteers clearing space for the new Community Garden at the corner of Pine and Forest.

February 17th, 2012 Issue  

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