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Kiosk Fri., Jan. 25

Improv Comedy: Mirth’O’Matics Golden State Theatre 8 PM, $12 402-8940 •


Fri. Jan. 25

Johnston/Ortiz Instrumental Music Plaza Linda Cantina, CV 7-9 PM, $10 659-4229 •

Sat. Jan. 26

Infinitee & Jazz Cats Plaza Linda Cantina, CV 7-9 PM, $10 659-4229 •



Local boy shows off - Page 18

Throwing a Sunday party - Page 21

Breaker Basketball - Page 27

Pacific Grove’s

Sat. Jan 26

Science Saturday Amazing Migration PG Natural History Museum 11 AM-3 PM, Free 648-5716

• Sat. Jan. 26

Rotary’s Cioppino & Vino St. Angel’s Parrish Hall 6 PM, Dinner at 7 PM $55 online/ $60 by mail 277-4388 •

Sat. Jan. 26

SPCA Telethon KION-TV 46 6PM-10PM •

Sat. Jan. 26 & Sun. Jan. 27 Whalefest Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf 9 AM-5 PM Free, 649-6544 •

Sun., Jan. 27

Whalewatching Trip American Cetacean Society Monterey Whalewatching $30 Adult, $15 Children 8 AM, 419-1051

January 25-Jan. 31, 2013


Your Community NEWSpaper

Vol. V, Issue 19

Jazz All-Stars

Pacific Grove students selected to the 2013 All State Honor Band are, L-R: Ella Scwirzke, Cameron Reeves, Reece O'Hagan, Rachel Choi, and Zachary T. Miller. This is why we support our students! More pictures of the concert on page This photo by Robin Lewis,

• Sun., Jan. 27

at 5:00 p.m. Travelogue and slide show Pura Vida on a Motocicleta in Costa Rica Michael Polkabla’s 3-week tour Light Refreshments Motorcycle Museum 305 Forest Ave., PG FREE

• Sun., Jan. 27

at 1:00 p.m. Lecture “Robert Louis Stevenson in Monterey” Proceeds benefit Heritage Society PG Performing Arts Center Tickets: Free for Heritage Society Members, $10 for non-members and $15 for family/couples nonmembers. Call 831-372-2898

• Sun. Jan. 27

Meet the Author Pacific Grove Museum Julia Kennedy Cochran, Editor of Ed Kennedy’s War: V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press 2:30 p.m. •

Mon. Jan. 28

Hostel Potluck/Travel Program “Why Keep Ft. Ord Wild?” Monterey Hostel Free, 6 PM 372-5762

Inside Animal Tales & Random Thoughts.................. 12 Cop Log....................................... 3 Dining......................................... 9 Green Page................................ 19 Health & Wellness..................... 14 Homeless Chronicles................. 16 Otter Views................................ 18 Puzzle......................................... 9 Seniors...................................... 13 Shelf Life................................... 11 Sports.................................. 26, 27 Up & Coming.......................... 6, 7 Young Writers Corner................ 11

Governor’s budget outline for schools spells optimism By Marge Ann Jameson Pacific Grove School Board trustees received some good news – and some bad news, too – as Assistant Superintendent Rick Miller outlined Governor Brown’s January budget proposal for 2013-14 to the Board of Trustees. The January budget is an estimate used by most school districts as a basis from which to begin working on their own budgets. Another revision will be issued in May. As a basic aid district, Pacific Grove stood to lose out as proposals were made at the state level to redirect property tax funding to the state level to be reallocated at a lower level. Instead, it appears that basic aid districts (22 in the state in all, including Carmel and Pacific Grove) will continue to be locally funded from local property taxes. Federally funded categorical programs such as Child Nutrition and Special Education will remain outside the new formula proposed by Gov. Brown. A cost-of-living allowance of 1.65 percent for special education is proposed. The governor proposes to remove special education Federal Local Assistance from the apportionment under AB602 and provide those funds to Special Education Local Plan

See BUDGET Page 2


If you’re new to Cedar Street Times, you otter know that we publish weekly and are available on newsstands and online all the time, with archives going back to 2009. You can subscribe online at our website, www. and receive an email link to the web version after we go to press each week, as well as bulletins and updates. Those relatively few of you who live out of town and don’t use the Internet can get the paper mailed each week in a nice, tidy envelope for $60 per year -- it costs us more than a dollar to mail each week, so this just covers our costs. Letters, articles and pictures are always welcome. Call us at 831-324-4742 or email at The final week of the month is reserved for home delivery in Pacific Grove, and for a special section with special advertisers. We continue to deliver to the nearly 200 outlets from Seaside to Carmel Valley on top of the home delivery. This month we chose the Super Bowl for the theme of our special section, and we have a great story about why we can’t call it our “Super Bowl Section.”

PGUSD numbers again on the rise By Marge Ann Jameson Enrollment and staffing projections for the 2013-14 school year show increases on each campus. As Pacific Grove Unified School District staff and trustees begin to contemplate the next year’s budget, it is imperative to estimate the number of students expected to be enrolled. Changes in enrollment influence staffing levels as well as changes to Site Allocations and other internal budgets that receive funding based on enrollment, though revenues overall will not be affected by changes in enrollment. Enrollment has increased steadily over the past six years and the coming year is not expected to be different. Officials expect an increase of 116 students in regular education, to a total of 2,155. This compares with a low in 2007-08 of 1,675. The current contract agreement with the PGTA states that Forest Grove and Robert Down shall each have an average studentteacher ratio of 29:1. The Middle School shall have an average of 26:1, and the High School 28:1. While the district recognizes that there are some classes at the elementary school that exceed the ratio, the total enrollment does not. Forest Grove enrollment is expected to increase by 13 students to 485. With the current number of teachers, the student-



Times • January 25, 2013

pBUDGET From Page 1

Areas separately. But the Governor’s proposal wipes out the existing Adult Education structure and transfers the responsibility for providing such adult education programs as vocational education, English as a second language, and citizenship to the community colleges, and provides more than $300 million with which to do it. According to Miller, “This is a proposal that will have a significant impact on the Pacific Grove Unified School District...” and he promised more information as details emerge. Still, more good news followed as Miller outlined the budgeted and actual receipts of property tax revenue at the the recent school board meeting. Pacific Grove, which depends on property taxes as its main source of income, can look forward to $10,953,537, an increase of $264,598 in property tax receipts as of December, 2012. By the end of the fiscal year, those figures should show a total of $19,394,897, an increase of 1.73 percent or $329,910. The district has budgeted that amount for the remainder of the current fiscal year. In the past decade, beginning with the year 2002-03 when revenues were $12,335,984, the schools’ share of property tax revenues rose steadily until 2008-09, when it leveled off at $19,157,664. There were a couple of years of falling revenue during 2009-10 and 2010-11, but in 2011-12 the totals began to rise again with an upturn in real estate sales and values. The school district receives the majority of tax receipts in December and in April. Miller pointed out to the board that by the time they begin budget deliberations, the district should have year-to-date receipts through April, when 98 percent of all property tax receipts are in, to use as a basis.


teacher ratio will increase from 26.2 to 26.9. • Robert Down enrollment is expected to increase by 28 students to 515. With the current number of teachers, the student-teacher ratio will increase from 25.6 to 27.1. • Middle School enrollment is expected to increase by 50 students to 516. With the current number of teachers, the student-teacher ratio will increase from 23.1 to 25.5. • High School enrollment is expected to increase by 26 students to 619. With the current number of teachers, the student-teacher ratio will increase from 21.2 to 22.1. Current efforts to meet these agreements have resulted, in some cases, with siblings attending different schools because of “bulges” in enrollment. A kindergarten student, for example, may be enrolled at one campus while a 5th grade sibling is enrolled at another. There are some 20 families in the district that find themselves in this predicament. In prior years, the District has proposed concentrating grades K-2 on one campus while 3-5 were at the other, a plan dubbed “reconfiguration.” It would have solved the problem of student-teacher ratios but was unpopular with parents.

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Architects tell timetable for Fountain Ave. project

Ken Yamauchi, Architect presented an update to the school board at their recent meeting on the site improvement behind the Middle School which will create a permanent division on Fountain Avenue between Hillcrest Avenue and Sinex Avenue with cul-de-sacs and form a pedestrian walkway from the campus to the athletic field. The walkway will offer additional safety for students crossing to and from the athletic field while the cul-de-sacs will provide additional pedestrian drop-off space away from busy Forest Avenue. Removable bollards will allow emergency vehicle access across the pedestrian walkway from one side of Fountain Avenue to the other. Another portion of the project will provide a designated play area with rubber tiles for safety and maintenance alongside the track. A retaining wall will double as a “ball wall” play area outside the existing track. A formal lease agreement between the school district and the City of Pacific Grove, which owns the street, was reached on June 28, 2013 and the fire marshal has reviewed the project for preliminary acceptance. Construction documents are complete and were to be sent to the Division of State Architect and City of Pacific Grove Public Works Department on Jan. 25, 2013. The review period is set for Jan. 28 to March 11, 2013. The architects will back-check the plans and gain approval between March 12 and April 9, 2013 and issue notice to potential bidders on April 1, 2013. The contract should be awarded on either May 5 or May 16 by the School Board, with construction kick-off on May 22, 2013. The project should be under construction from June 3-Aug. 6, 2013. Yamauchi is with the firm of Hibser Yamauchi Architects, Inc. who were awarded the job earlier in 2012.

MST seeks input on potential service cuts

The Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents Monterey-Salinas Transit workers, has asked the U.S. Department of Labor to withhold federal transit grant funding from MST and other public transit operators throughout California, including those serving the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento and San Diego. The union’s action is in response to concerns with the recent adoption of the 2013 Public Employees Pension Reform Act by the California state legislature and Governor Jerry Brown. In the event the federal government agrees to the union’s request to withhold the funds from MST, the agency plans to implement emergency measures to reduce its bus service by approximately 30 percent, to a level that it says can be supported by state sales tax, state fuel tax and passenger fares. MST will hold the following community workshops to solicit input from the public as to what are high priority routes and services: Pacific Grove Monday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers, 300 Forest Ave. Marina Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 11:30 a.m. Marina Senior Center, 211 Hillcrest Ave. Seaside Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave. Monterey Monday, Feb. 4 at 10:00 a.m. MST Administrative Offices, One Ryan Ranch Rd. Anyone wishing to comment but unable to attend workshops may submit written comments to: Hunter Harvath, Assistant General Manager for Finance & Administration, One Ryan Ranch Road, Monterey, CA 93940, via e-mail at, or via fax at 899-3954. The deadline to receive written comments for this series of public hearings is Friday, February 1. Based on the input received through this series of workshops, MST will then develop a reduced bus service plan, which will be presented for questions and comments from customers at a subsequent series of public hearings to be scheduled in March. Depending upon the outcome of this dispute between the Amalgamated Transit Union and the US Department of Labor regarding state pension reform, the reduced service plan may be implemented. Cedar Street Times was established September 1, 2008 and was adjudicated a legal newspaper for Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California on July 16, 2010. It is published weekly at 306 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Press deadline is Wednesday, noon. The paper is distributed on Fri. and is available at various locations throughout the county as well as by e-mail subscription. Editor/Publisher: Marge Ann Jameson Copy Editor: Michael Sizemore News: Marge Ann Jameson, Peter Mounteer, Al Saxe Graphics: Shelby Birch Regular Contributors: Ben Alexander • Jack Beigle • Jacquelyn Byrd • Laura Emerson • Rabia Erduman • Jon Guthrie • John C. Hantelman • Kyle Krasa • Travis Long • Amy Coale Solis • Rhonda Farrah • Dorothy Maras-Ildiz • Neil Jameson • Richard Oh • Jean Prock • Katie Shain • Dirrick Williams Advertising: Rebecca Barrymore Photography: Peter Mounteer, Al Saxe Distribution: Kellen Gibbs, Peter Mounteer, Duke Kelso • Website: Harrison Okins

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January 25, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

Pedestrian robbed at gunpoint in residential neighborhood

On Jan. 29, 2013 at approximately 7:15 p.m., Pacific Grove Police responded to a report of an armed robbery in the area of 17 Mile Drive and Dennet Avenue. The victim reported he was walking in the area when he was approached by three males, 16 to 20 years old, ranging in height from 5’8” to 5’10”, wearing dark-colored clothing with hooded sweatshirts hiding their faces. One of the subjects pointed a gun, possibly a toy, at the victim and demanded money. The victim did not have any money with him but gave the subjects the flashlight he was holding. The suspects ran off and were last seen running towards Dennet Avenue. The victim was not hurt during the robbery and the subjects are still at large. If you have any information reference this matter, please call the Pacific Grove Police department at 831-648-3143.

Santa Catalina contractor’s employee arrested on charges involving minors

On January 16, 2013 at 3:30 PM, officials at Santa Catalina School, 1500 Mark Thomas, Monterey, notified the Monterey Police Department that an adult male was providing alcohol to minor students at the school. Further investigation found that Juan Pablo Mata, a 29-year-old male from Seaside, was involved in multiple criminal acts with at least two minors at the school between November 2012 and January 2013. Mata was employed by Bon Appétit Management Company, a contract food service company working at the school. On January 17, 2013 at 3:45 p.m., Mata was arrested at the Monterey Police Department. He was booked at the Monterey City Jail on two counts each of possession of obscene matter of a minor in a sexual act, selling liquor to a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, sending harmful material to a minor and lewd and lascivious acts with a minor, with a bail of $250,000. After being transferred to the Monterey County Jail he was found to be a previously deported alien and was placed on an immigration hold. Officials at the school are fully cooperating with the investigation, and at this time, no other students have been identified as additional victims.

CERT Disaster response training will begin January 26

Community Emergency Response Team is a Federal Emergency Management Agency program that teaches basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist their family and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. The next Monterey CERT training runs consecutive Saturdays, January 26-February 16, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Preregistration is required. To register, call 646-3416 or email montereycert@ This training is offered free of charge, and family participation is encouraged. For more information, see

Commander’s estranged wife pleads not guilty

Kristin Nyunt, 38, the estranged wife of Pacific Grove Police commander John Nyunt is being held on $250,000 bond for ID theft, forgery and credit card fraud. She has entered a plea of “not guilty” to six counts involving three victims and dollar amounts in the low thousands. Police Chief Vicki Myers said that Cdr. Nyunt, who filed for a divorce in 2010, has cooperated and is not under suspicion. The alleged crimes date back to 2011. The district attorney's office says that the investigation is ongoing.

Cioppino and Vino offered at annual Rotary event

The Fifth Annual Cioppino and Vino fundraiser will be held Saturday, January 26 at St. Angela’s Parrish Hall, featuring food from Phil’s Fish Market, including cioppino, salad, wine, bread and entertainment. The evening is sponsored by the Monterey Pacific Rotary Club. Appetizers will be served and a silent auction conducted starting at 6 p.m. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person online, or $60 by mail. Visit or call 277-4388 for more information. The parrish hall is located at Lighthouse Avenue and 10th Street.

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Marge Ann Jameson

Cop log School welfare checks made of all campuses at random intervals. Foot patrol and staff contacts. This week there were some six incidents of “welfare checks” for individuals in distress. We don’t like to report each one as some are very private matters and some are about mental health issues. But the public needs to know that our police officers don’t just ride around in their patrol cars all day drinking coffee and eating doughnuts. When you trip your burglar alarm accidentally, it takes three officers out of commission to respond to the call. For Pete’s sake, be careful!

Lost and found

Wallet at Pebble Beach Gate. Returned to owner. Cell phone lost on Asilomar Blvd. California drivers license lost on Gibson. Girl’s bicycle left at the Youth Center.

Identity Theft

Subject’s Social Security number is being used in Texas and other states.

Mail scam

A person who lives on Fountain came into the station to report a mail scam she received.

Stray cat

A person on Laurel Ave. said she had been advised to trap a certain stray cat and that a police officer would transport it to the SPCA. That’s not normal protocol, but the person was unable to transport it herself. The cat was housed at Ocean View Veterinary pending acceptance by Animal Friends Rescue Project, and if they won’t take it, it will be transported to the SPCA.

Alarm activation 6th Street

False alarm, unregistered. Alarm activation Brentwood Ct. Permitted alarm sounding at back door. Area cleared.

Shoplifting beer

On Forest Ave. Suspect is a regular customer and in one day made four visits to the store, stealing beer on two of those visits.

Bone finding

Bones were found on a beach turnout and determined to be part of the Indian burial grounds. The bones were left in situ per preservation laws, and proper authorities were notified.

Juveniles partying, Rip Van Winkle Park

Reporting party said there were juveniles drinking in the park, and something was either shot or thrown near her son. Investigation showed the incident was in the Pebble Beach so Monterey Sheriffs were notified. Found at the scene were empty beer bottles and airgun pellets. Trespassing, Pacific Ave. Victim reported that a suspect trespassed into her apartment during an argument over parking. Threats, Arkwright Ct. Victim said suspect came to her apartment and tried to dissuade her from pressing charges around a previous incident. She said he threatened to harm her. The suspect was gone when officers arrived. Medical assistance Subject flagged down an officer and complained of pain from an accident several days prior. He was transported to CHOMP and declined to take his personal property with him. His bicycle was locked up at ATC at his request.

Hit and run

Past tense hit and run, 17th St. No leads

Fall on City property

16th Street. Subject tripped on a curb and fell. Refused medical transport.

Animal welfare

A dog at large was returned to its owner on Pico. The dog appeared to be substantially underweight and the owner was advised to feed it more. He owner said the vet had also told him to feed it more. Animal Control will be checking on it in the coming weeks.

Theft of bicycle, David Ave.

A bicycle was left outside the apartment and was stolen. It was a Huffy matte black bike.

Drunk mother

A mother and daughter were visiting from San Francisco and staying in a local hotel. The mother became intoxicated and the daughter called her father in San Jose. She was allowed to leave with him and the hotel requested the mother vacate due to the peace disturbance.

$80 worth of liquor?

A person on Syida found stuff on his lawn. The owner was located and said she’d been drinking and didn’t remember having left it on the guy’s lawn. Everything was returned to her except $80 she said she had, but she was just happy to get her stuff back. No crime committed.


Times • January 25, 2013

Jon Guthrie

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

The News … from 100 years ago. Notice to creditors

In the matter of Ella Mann, now deceased, notice is given that all who hold claims against the Mann estate should now come forward with the proper evidence. The final hearing is to be held three months after first publication of this notice. A. J. Pell, Administrator.

Miss Edith Pickering weds

Lieutenant Ford of the 12th United States Infantry, and Miss Edith Pickering were wed at the pretty, little chapel of the Presidio on Monday. Miss Pickering is the sister of Captain Pickering of the same regiment, through whom the couple met. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend E. H. Montony, rector of St. Mary’s by the Sea, Pacific Grove. The bride, who is one of the most popular young ladies of the entire peninsula and very pretty, was charming in a white satin gown trimmed with lace. Miss Pickering also wore a long veil held in place with a coronet of orange flowers. A wedding breakfast was enjoyed at the Centralia in the Grove before the couple departed for a San Francisco honeymoon.

Second community meeting on CalPERS

The City of Pacific Grove will hold its second community meeting with Karol Denniston to address next steps for the City regarding CalPERS on Wed., Jan. 30, 2013 at the Community Center, 515 Junipero Avenue. More information can be obtained on the City’s website ( or from David Concepcion, the City Clerk.

Jane Flury offering art classes

Art classes now being offered with Jane Flury include a beginning watercolor class from 9:30 a.m.until12:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Vista Lobos, 3rd and Junipero, Carmel. All media and skill levels are welcome. All classes are beginner friendly. The cost is $65 for the 10-week session. Drop-ins are welcome, but must pay for the entire session. Register through Carmel Adult School at 624-1714. Students are being taken now. Limited space is available. Botanical illustration is being taught for children and adults in conjunction with gardening with well known local gardeners at the Lyceum, 1073 6th St., Monterey. The emphasis will be on beginning to advanced drawing with individualized instruction. Students may take gardening, botanical illustration, or both. The class is ongoing, on Fridays, 3:30-5:00 p.m. The six classes cost $85, which includes materials. Contact the Lyceum at 372-6098 for more information The next session begins February 1. Watercolor for kids will be taught through the Lyceum, January 9- February 6, Wednesdays, 3:30–5 p.m. Beginning basics will be taught, including science about how color works and creative play. The cost is $85 for the six-week session. The cost includes materials. Registration is still open. Outdoor and indoor private lessons are available. All media and skill levels and ages are invited to attend. Indoor lessons are taught at the Pacific Grove Art Center. Outdoor painting is taught in the Santa Cruz/ Capitola area. For information contact: 402-5367 or

Twenty-days’ time

Yesterday, a man named P. J. Moore was brought over from Gonzales to begin serving a twenty-day sentence for obtaining goods under false pretenses. The crime was committed against the Widemann Company and was quite ingenious. Moore telephoned the Widemann Company and ordered goods in the name of the Jacks Company. The goods were subsequently picked up. When once challenged, Moore threw a fit and threatened to cut off future purchases for the Jacks Company. He then proceeded to peddle the goods, mostly in Pacific Grove.

Single tax opposed

The single good reason for proposing a tax land so many years ago, was that back then there was not much of anything else to tax. The growth of many California communities have been since stunted. This single tax was talked against several years ago by Mr. Henry George, state representative. George said that the rest of the state should compare itself to Los Angeles, the most highly-taxed city in the nation. Want more growth? We must begin now to repeal this single-tax on land.


Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Holman returned to the Grove Sunday, after extensive travel, to be greeted by a surprise. Friends had arranged an old-fashioned serenade which was performed on the steps of the Holman home upon their arrival there. Mr. Holman listened intently for a while, complimented the musicians, and disappeared inside. The serenade continued a short while, then, without anyone to perform for, the musicians packed up and departed. The next day, Holman said that he had appreciated the music but was too tired from his travels to really listen. Entertainment set Mrs. C. L. Carrington has announced that she will present an entertainment at the Colonial Theater on Friday, next. The principal feature will be the cantata, Ye Little Olde Folkes. The local group, the Abt Orchestra, will back up Carrington. The program throughout is to be one of high spirits. The price is only 25¢ a seat. For children not yet 12, 15¢.

County Board in session

The Monterey County Board of Supervisors was in session yesterday. Present were Messer. Casey, chair, and Messers. Abbott, Roberts, Talbott, and Stirling. The board was addressed by two representatives of the Panama Exposition San Diego who begged the cooperation of Monterey County. The men will meet on Wednesday in Watsonville with representatives of several counties. Stirling offered to attend on the behalf of Monterey County. Messer. Henneysey, superintendent, along with the principal of the Soledad School spoke in favor of dividing Soledad into two school districts. The supervisors agreed, and so voted. Another family has moved into the Jamestown School District, recently closed for lack of children, and the need to reestablish the school district was set.

The way to save

There is but one way to save money and become independent. That way is to invest in real estate. Charles Norton offers you exactly that way, easy. You can buy an operating farm in the Valley. Five acres or up. Has water. Two hundred dollars per acre. Come on by and set your own terms and conditions. 571 Lighthouse, Pacific Grove.

Tidbits from all over…

• A. J. Stenbeck has departed for Utah to work a Utah mine. • Roy Bright of the Grove holds a variety of secondhand hardware items offered for sale. • J. K. Paul has laid in a supply of beautiful wallpaper. • Paint your home with paint from Wright’s Hardware. We also sell roof oil. • Bay View House offers cheap, attractive rooms at 159 12th street. Housekeeping extra. • Less than three days and nights to Chicago on the Overland Limited. Special prices. See Passenger Agent Estabrooke. Southern Pacific.

And your cost is…

• Pie. 15¢ a slice. With coffee and ice cream, 25¢. Pacific Grove Bakery. • Point Lobos clams. Fresh. Dollar a dozen. Sold at your local grocer. • D. W. Damewood offers delicious home-cooked meals at the Winston. 55¢ for all you can eat, buffet style. Dessert and beverage extra. • Just received! Window phonies. See outside, but not in. $1 each, cut to size. Culp Bros.

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

146 8th Street, 831-655-4160

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

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

January 25, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

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SPCA’s annual telethon set for Saturday The SPCA for Monterey County’s twelfth annual Pet Telethon airs live on KION-TV 46 on Sat., Jan. 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The telethon will also stream live online at The Pet Telethon features dozens of wonderful pets looking for new homes, heartwarming animal rescue stories, and information about your SPCA, the heart of animal rescue since 1905. The SPCA will be open for adoptions on Saturday evening for the duration of the telethon. Watch for special messages from your friends, neighbors, and favorite celebrities. You’ll met pets like Jolie, who the SPCA rescued from a life of neglect. The young, neglected dog gained training and confidence through the SPCA’s Take

Beth Brookhouser

Animal Chatter the Lead program, which pairs shelter dogs with at-risk youth with the goal of improving all their lives. Dogs like Jolie learn all the skills they need to find a new home while the teens learn empathy, compassion, and the joy of unconditional love. Jolie is now adopted into an amazing home where she enjoys weekly hikes and adventures. You’ll learn how the SPCA helps thousands of pets in our community

every year — puppies that come to us injured and in need of major medical care, kittens that are too young to be adopted and need love from our foster families, horses rescued from abusive and neglectful homes, and the many amazing pets who arrive at our door with no problems at all except the need for a new, loving home. You will hear about the SPCA’s Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, which rescues over 2,500 injured and orphaned wild animals right here in Monterey County every year. You’ll laugh with our hosts, KION’s Marc Cota-Robles, Jasmine Viel, Norm Hoffmann, and Jon Brent, Telemundo’s Claudia Otero, and KHIP The Hippo’s Kenny Allen. The SPCA’s doors are open to all animals in need, from dogs and cats to horses, exotic pets, wildlife, and more.

All donations go directly to help animals in need in our community. Plus, all credit card donations of $120 or more made on the night of the telethon are automatically entered in the on-air drawings held each hour to win great prizes, including an escape to Spanish Bay and a $500 shopping spree at the Crossroads Carmel. The SPCA is not a chapter of any other agency and does not receive funding from other SPCA’s or Humane Societies. Everything we do is made possible by our donors. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for Monterey County is a nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. They shelter homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provide humane education and countless other services to the community. They are the local agency you call to investigate animal cruelty, rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife, and aid domestic animals in distress. For more information, visit   

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Up and Coming A celebration of Robert Burns’ birthday in drama and music

Taelen Thomas will dramatize Robert Burns’ wild and passionate life on January 26 at the Indoor Forest Theatre in commemoration of Burns’ 254th birthday. There will be an emphasis on Burns’ classic “Auld Lang Syne,” and the stories behind many of his other well-known songs. The show features fiddle music composed and preserved by Robert Burns, performed by Laura Burian of the hills of Virginia and the group “Heartstrings” of Monterey. In addition to writing his own often thrilling, funny, heartbreaking and revolutionary poetry and songs, Burns collected and preserved over 200 traditional Scottish songs, many of which found their way to America, especially to Appalachia, where Laura Burian learned to play them on the fiddle, Burns’s own instrument of choice. This performance, co-produced by Pacific Repertory Theatre, will take place on Sat., Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m., at Carmel’s Indoor Forest Theatre, corner of Santa Rita and Mountain View. Admission is $10. For more information contact

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A Valentine Fair at the Art Center

Join the Pacific Grove Art Center on Sat., Feb. 2 for a vendor fair of individualized products from the creative people of our community. Also featured will be select open studios of various PGAC resident artists. Among the select goods for sale: fun hand-crafted art cards by Plumeria PaperCraft, painted silk by Carol Baker, enticing aromatherapy sprays by Marilee Childs, creative art goods by Arlene Stigum, and more. The Valentine Fair takes place in the David Henry Gill Gallery. Free Admission Gallery Hours: Saturday February 2nd, 12-5:00 p.m. One day only. In the Nadine Annand Gallery: Paola Berthoin will be featuring her book, Passion for Place.

Book talk: Censorship of the press in WWII

Friends of the PG Library presents a book talk by Julia Kennedy-Cochran, editor of "Ed Kennedy's War: V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press." January 27, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Edward Kennedy lost his job as a journalist for breaking the story of the German surrender in World War II. He later served as editor and associate publisher of the Monterey Peninsula Herald. Join Julia Kennedy-Cochran as she discusses the book she edited based on her father's memoirs.

Collage class offered at Scholze Park Center

Catie O’Leary is offering a class on collage on Tuesdays from Feb. 5 through March 12 at Scholze Park Center, 280 Dickman Ave. in New Monterey. The class will meet from 1-3 p.m. Collage Classics Class is a series of creative projects using images from magazines, books and miscellaneous papers, odd juxtapositions with the familiar, obtaining unexpected. Results. The class is open to all levels. The cost is $50 to Monterey residents for the course, or $65 for non- residents Call 646-3878 for more information.



From Downtown Pacific Grove • Museum of Natural History Three local actresses, Julie Hughett, Susan Keenan and Anne Mitchell, will portray the legendary writer in readings from her works in “Isak Dinesen: Stories from ‘Out of Africa’ and More.” January’s free offering from PacRep Theatre’s School of Dramatic Arts “Words on Stage” series features the work of Isak Dinesen, writer of the famous memoir, “Out of Africa.” In addition to excerpts from this well-known biographical work, the program presents selections from her stories and letters, as well as moments in the life of this remarkable writer. Three local actresses, Julie Hughett, Susan Keenan and Anne Mitchell, will portray the legendary writer in readings from her works in “Isak Dinesen: Stories from ‘Out of Africa’ and More.” Karen Blixen was the Danish writer known by her pen name Isak Dinesen, and perhaps best known for “Out of Africa,” which became a feature film starring Meryl Streep. It was Blixen’s account of living in Kenya in the early 20th century, where she ran a coffee plantation and became friend and physician to the many Africans who lived nearby or worked on her farm. It recounts her personal tale as a solitary European woman struggling in an African colonial setting, and tells of her loves and relationships, her adventures in East Africa, and her emergence as something of a feminist. Beyond her biographical writing, Isak Dinesen was also a remarkable storyteller. Inspired by the oral tradition of storytelling in Africa and by 19th century European fiction, she believed that, “The divine art is the story.” “In the beginning was the

story,” she wrote. Among the most famous of her stories is “Babette’s Feast,” subsequently made into an Academy Award winning film and “The Immortal Story,” adapted for the screen by Orson Welles. Through her stories and letters, the program provides a glimpse into the life and work of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Though nominated several times for the Nobel Prize, she never received that prestigious award. Nonetheless Blixen is an unforgettable character and a marvelous writer whose work delights and intrigues. “Words on Stage” is a regular series offered by the School of Dramatic Arts, presenting informal readings of great literature, both poetry and prose, to local and visiting audiences. The February 17 and 18 program, just in time for the Valentine season and Presidents’ Day, is “Love Letters of John and Abigail Adams”. Admission is free. Donations are welcome and support the scholarship fund of Pacific Repertory Theatre’s School of Dramatic Arts. Two performances of Dinesen’s work will be given on Sunday, January 20 at 2 p.m. and Monday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Indoor Forest Theatre (underneath the stage of Carmel’s historic outdoor Forest Theatre) at the corner of Santa Rita and Mountain View, Carmelby-the-Sea. For more information visit

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Arts and Events

Up and Coming Stevenson School Performing Arts presents

Little Shop of Horrors

Performances: Thurs., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 17, 2:00 p.m. (matinee) Tickets; General: $12.50 online / $15 at the door Students, seniors & military: $6.50 online / $10 at the door Visit for more information and to purchase tickets. Information line: 831-625-8389. Location: Keck Auditorium. Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus, 3152 Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach All performances take place in Keck Auditorium on the Pebble Beach campus. From any of the Pebble Beach gates, follow the signs to "R.L. Stevenson School."

Background About the Play Based on the film by Roger Corman Screenplay by Charles Griffith Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director) Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization Little Shop of Horrors is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by: MTI 421 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 Contact Jeff Barrett, Director of Technical Theater 831-625-8338 or Warren Anderson, Assistant Director of Communications 831-625-8352

Trio Globo to perform at All Saints’

Trio Globo will be presented in concert as part of the Music at All Saints’ performance series, Friday, January 25, 8 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 9th & Dolores, Carmel. A reception will follow. Trio Globo epitomizes the quintessential ensemble for the 21st century. The trio has crafted a totally original voice in contemporary acoustic jazz. With roots in jazz, classical and sacred music, rhythmic influences derived from travels in six continents, and a combustible spontaneity, cellist Eugene Friesen (formerly of the Paul Winter Consort), pianist and master harmonica player Howard Levy (formerly with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Kenny Loggins and Paquito d’Rivera), and percussionist Glen Velez (formerly with the Paul Winter Consort, and Steve Reich) are true originals and have re-invented their instruments in new music, personal and global. Purchase tickets at; by calling 624-3883; at Bookmark Music in Pacific Grove; or at the door the night of the performance. General seating is $30; premium seating is $45; students pay $10. For more information call 624-3883 or visit

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Flash mob rehearsals continue

One Billion Rising Flash Mob rehearsals will be hosted by the Dance Jam community on Friday evenings from 7-8 p.m. at Chautauqua Hall. The Flash Mob rehearsal will be followed by the Dance Jam from 8-10 p.m. Rehearsals will continue on January 25 and February 1. There will be no rehearsal on Feb. 8. The One Billion Rising Flash Mob will take place on February 14 from 4-8 p.m. at the Monterey Center for Spiritual Living, 400 W. Franklin Street, Monterey, as part of the movement to end domestic and sexual violence against women around the world. For more information visit the One Billion Rising Monterey Facebook page.

CSUMB Have a Heart Dinner raises money for scholarships Jasmine Viel and Marc Cota-Robles, news anchors on KION TV, will help auction off dozens of items – including tickets to the Panetta Lecture Series and the Central Coast Wine Classic, jewelry from Tiffany, a seven-day stay at a condo in Maui, lavish dinners and lots of wine – at the 15th annual Have a Heart for Students dinner and auction at California State University, Monterey Bay on Feb. 23. The event passed a huge milestone last year when the $1 million mark in scholarship support was reached. Over the years, hundreds of students, many from Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties, have benefited from the generosity of the community. The need for student scholarships is more urgent than ever because of the continuing financial crunch many families are experiencing.

Dozens of faculty and staff volunteers help in the effort to raise money for the 65 percent of CSUMB students who receive some form of financial aid. This year’s planning committee is co-chaired by Leslie Taylor and Shahin Anable. “Efforts like this are really community events,” Anable said. “They’re about our future – wherever we live.” Live and silent auctions will highlight the event, which will be held in the ballroom of the University Center on Sixth Avenue. A reception and silent auction will get under way at 5 p.m. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $95 per person and can be reserved by calling 582-4141. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit For driving directions and a campus map, visit map.

Hostel travel program focuses on Ft. Ord lands

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Over the past few weeks, a tremendous amount of work has been completed by the volunteers and the City, in collaboration, for the restoration of the Point Pinos Lighthouse. The City retained the services of Chris Wilson Plumbing to upgrade the wastewater sewer line. This job consisted of replacing over 600 feet of Orangeburg sewer line that has been out of service for more than 15 years with new SDR26 plastic sewer pipe. The process that was used to replace this line was a method known as trenchless sewer line replacement, or “pipe bursting.” It is a non-disruptive method that utilized two manholes that were already in place on the property. Chris Wilson Plumbing seamed together all of the pipes above ground, and then, starting at the manhole on the Lighthouse property, pulled the new pipe through the existing sewer line to a manhole located above the driving range on the golf course. Once that connection was made, then the new pipe was pulled from the golf course manhole at a new cleanout that was installed just to the side of Asilomar Blvd. The two Coast Guard housing units located at the lighthouse property were tied into the new line and the line is functioning properly.

In conjunction with Wilson Plumbing, Building and Grounds staff also completed several upgrades including a new water line for the lighthouse. The lighthouse has been using water supplied from the Coast Guard housing units, and a stipulation of the deed between the City and Coast Guard for the Lighthouse property specifies that the City get all utilities in the City’s name. The water meter has been in place for about three months, and this connection will end the last utility service that has needed to be separated from the Coast Guard units. The City anticipates this job will be complete early in the week of Jan. 20-26 and then the Lighthouse utilities will be independent of the Coast Guard. The City and volunteers have also being doing all of the preparation work for the two new outbuildings-- the visitors’ center/gift shop and restrooms. The City is preparing an RFP for their construction; they will replicate outbuildings that once stood on the property. Plans have been drawn for the buildings and are being reviewed by the building department, in order for the permit to be issued. From the City Manager’s Weekly Summary of January 18, 2013

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The streets division of the City’s Public Works Department has been working to cut back all the vegetation that has encroached into the bike trail from Asilomar State beach to Asilomar Boulevard just beyond the Golf Course’s 18th tee. This consisted of removing thousands of pounds of vegetation from ice plant to trimming back Cypress trees and everything in between as the bike trail had really become overgrown and it was becoming a safety issue for pedestrians and bike riders. The streets department completed this during the week ending Jan. 18 and is now working on the trails along the coast line that run along Sunset Drive, cutting back vegetation that has encroached into the trail paths.

City has funds to help with home repairs

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Independent Contractor Vs. Employee: 1099s Due Jan. 31

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Travis on Taxes By the end of this month, business owners will have sent 1099s to their independent contractors and W-2s to their employees. Many business owners think it is their choice, or perhaps a choice they can make together with the person performing the services on how they are to be treated. It is not. Business owners certainly see the savings to treat workers as independent contractors - no payroll taxes, no overtime, no break periods, no meal periods, no workers' compensation insurance, no benefits, or a myriad of other California laws to follow. Even if the worker gets higher pay to cover the extra taxes incurred as an independent contractor, he does not have to carry unemployment insurance or disability insurance on himself and sometimes thinks that is a personal benefit. Of course, not having insurance is problematic for the worker and for the system as a whole, which depends on people paying premiums. At the end of the day, people who are employees wearing the cloak of an independent contractor, are usually getting the short-end of the stick, because they really are dependent on the employer, and no longer have the ordinary benefits afforded by labor laws. California knows this, and they come down hard on the employers when it is discovered that employees are misclassified as independent contractors. Unfortunately, even for business owners that treat a misclassified independent contractor well, it can come back to haunt them if the individual becomes disgruntled. Misclassification can get extremely expensive, or even sink a small business. Besides legal fees, you could be hit with the tax liability, penalties, and interest from the IRS and FTB for all the back payroll taxes for the employee during the period misclassified. You may also have to pay back wages and benefits the employee would have been entitled to. The California Labor Commission can also fine you $5,000 to $25,000 per violation.

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tax exemption created by the fiscal cliff legislation changes many fundamental assumptions about estate planning. Whether or not it is good policy, it greatly frees up estate planning and creates new opportunities. We have only begun to understand how an ostensibly simple rule change can have dramatic impact on many areas of planning.� KRASA LAW is located at 704-D Forest Avenue, PG, and Kyle can be reached at 831-920-0205.

Young Writers’ Corner A New Age

By Robin Olson I am from gossip. From a place where bad reputations emerge from hidden enemies. Where pain, struggle, and tears amuse those who cause them. And compassion is overrated.

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Shelf Life

I am from bathroom whispers. A place where friends can backstab and lie. No consequences for the predator. Only a lifetime of suffering for his victims.

New Librarians

In the last few weeks, you may have spied a few new faces among the library staff. They include two new part-time librarians as well as an on-call librarian. Mariam Intrator is our new Reference/ Local History Librarian Archivist. She received her Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is writing her dissertation for her Ph.D. in history. Also a linguist, she is fluent in French with basic conversation skills in Portuguese, Spanish, German and Czech. Alison Jackson is our new Reference/Children’s Librarian. She has her MLS from San Jose State and edited the California Library Association newsletter for children’s services. In addition to her work as a librarian, Ms. Jackson has published of four novels and seven picture books for children and young adults. We also have a new on-call librarian, Karen Weill, who is currently in the San Jose State Library Science program.

Where has all the love gone? Where is the importance of community and respect? The smiles exchanged between strangers in the hall? Vanished as we gaze into handheld gadgets more important than human contact. Slipped through the supposed“maturity”we all gained after junior high. Conquered by computer screens and iPhones. With the click of a button, our love has dissolved. Spitting on the once-cherished bonds we possessed.

Teen Graphic Novel Discussion Group

We have all surrendered to the trends of our time. Leaving the ones we used to love behind.

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hours or days the worker performs services; 9) the worker works full-time for you; 10) you require the worker to perform services at your work site even though it could be done elsewhere; 11) you require the worker to perform services in a specific order or sequence; 12) you require written or oral reports regularly; 13) you pay hourly, weekly, or monthly versus by invoice or project completion; 14) you reimburse the worker's travel and business expenses; 15) you provide the worker's supplies, tools, computers, etc.; 16) you provide an office for the worker; 17) the worker does not provide the same services to anyone else; 18) the worker does not advertise his own services to the general public, have business cards, etc.; 19) you can discharge the worker at any time instead of having to honor contract terms; 20) the worker can terminate his services without having to honor any contract terms. Ultimately, the determination is a legal issue. If you do not feel comfortable making the decision on your own, an attorney that focuses on employment practice matters should be consulted. Prior articles are republished on my website at IRS Circular 230 Notice: To the extent this article concerns tax matters, it is not intended to be used and cannot be used by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law. Travis H. Long, CPA is located at 706-B Forest Avenue, PG, 93950 and focuses on trust, estate, individual, and business taxation. He can be reached at 831-333-1041.

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The California Center for the Book has donated the short-term use of 10 copies of selected graphic novels, a form of entertainment and communication popular with today’s teens. These graphic novels will be discussed in a teen graphic novel discussion group which will meet at the Teen Center at the library, beginning at 5:00 p.m., on Thursdays 1/24; 1/31; 2/7; and 2/28 as well as on Saturday 2/9. Selections for the club include, American Born Chinese, Astro Boy, Persepolis and Pride of Baghdad. If enough people are interested, there may also be a comic book/graphic novel book swap, tentatively scheduled for 4:00-5:00 Saturday, March 2. For further information on the discussion group or to express an interest in the book swap, please see Catrina Coyle at the reference desk.

Meet the Author Event

The next Meet the Author event will be on Sunday, January 27, at the Pacific Grove Museum beginning at 2:30 p.m. after the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting. It will feature Julia Kennedy Cochran, Editor of Ed Kennedy’s War: V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press. Ms. Kennedy Cochran will speak about her father, journalist Ed Kennedy, who broke the news of German surrender in World War II to a war-weary United States. That act of courage cost him his job. Now the Associated Press hails him as a hero. Ed Kennedy defied the US military’s embargo on the news about V-E Day. He knew that Germany was releasing the news to its citizens while the US public was to be kept in the dark. Ed Kennedy was also Associate Editor and Publisher of the Monterey Peninsula Herald from 1949-1963.

Volunteers for Meet the Author Events

There are currently openings on the Meet the Author committee of the Friends of the Library. Members of this committee help choose and recruit the authors who appear at these events and help publicize the events. Participating in this committee helps ensure a continued stream of interesting authors’ appearances at the library. If you’re interested, please contact Barbara Moore at Please put “Meet the Authors Volunteer” in the subject line.

Who’s Reading What

In addition to the nearly 400 pages of agenda reports they read for each council meeting, our city council members also read for pleasure and edification. Mayor Bill Kampe, an astronomy enthusiast, likes to read Astronomy magazine. He says, “We have marvelous clear skies in Pacific Grove. The view is so much richer with some appreciation for incredible dynamics of our universe and our growing understanding of how it has formed. The current issue has a wonderful article on Supernova and how they generate the elements that make up our world. It fits directly with a recent talk by local author Elin Kelsey on how we are literally stardust. The articles help me keep just the right connection with science and the spirit of inquiry.” While the library does not subscribe to Astronomy magazine, it does subscribe to Sky and Telescope magazine. There are also 65 entries under the topic of “Astronomy” in the combined PG-Monterey catalog, including a Great Courses course titled Understanding the Universe, an Introduction to Astronomy. If you, like Mayor Kampe, are an astronomy enthusiast, you may be interested in exploring some of the library’s offerings on the subject. Mayor Pro Tempore Robert Huitt is currently reading Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin, having just finished The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert A. Caro. Huitt says, “Not everyone would consider this pleasure reading, I suppose, but I have really enjoyed these finely crafted works about two of the most powerful and politically skilled of all American presidents, who served at times of great national turmoil. It helps put current and local problems in perspective.” The library has both these books as well as the three Caro books on LBJ that preceded The Passage of Power. Other members of the city council will be featured in subsequent Shelf Life columns.

First Saturday Book Sale

Some of you may have noticed a particularly fine selection of large print books at the January book sale. Thanks to Forest Hill Manor for that donation. Since the book sale consists of donated books, you never quite know what will be there. There’s always a strong selection of paperbacks, a surprisingly large selection of art books, as well as fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, gardening books, and even a smattering of books in foreign languages. Stop by the library on the first Saturday of every month as early as 11:00 a.m. and see what’s on offer. This month’s sale will be February 2.


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Jane Roland

Animal Tales and Other Random Thoughts

The Ladies of the Club Reading groups have been around for a long time, although Oprah Winfrey deserves much credit for instilling a love of literature in her viewers. The origins of reading groups can be traced back to the 1720s, but those who benefited were the literate, the wealthy, upper class and educated. Men were the first gender to popularize the concept; women were soon to follow. Rachel Jocobsohn, author of “The Reading Group Handbook,” recalls a group comprised of “white gloved, tea-drinking, elitist old white women” from the late 1800s which was restricted to members who inherited a place in the coveted club. The club to which I belong is most likely the first of its kind on the Monterey Peninsula. The women who started it are long gone. They were the intellectual community movers and shakers. In the sixties and seventies there were but a few non-profit fund raising “social” groups. The Symphony Guild was the favorite. Numerous children’s aide societies thrived. Organizations had their own fund raising crews. My husband and I were involved in a number, which was great fun when we were youngish and full of energy. The social group was small enough that when one attended an affair he/she knew everyone there. Our little group was made up of 12 of these women: Jean Ehrman, Kay Spaulding, Elinore Melvin, Isabelle Montgomery, Mildred Cross, Ann Germaine, Natalie Branson, Vivian Drye and Mary Sigourney among them. When I was invited to participate in 1973 there were four vacancies. Shirley Thomas came aboard; I recruited Becky Flavin and Bunty MacFarland. Barbara Dubrasich filled out the roster and there we remained for several years. We meet the third Wednesday of each month; the hostess provides lunch; the reviewer covers a book she has read, followed by a discussion. The next month, the hostess of the previous month reviews. As time catches up with us the membership changes, but we have managed to remain quite constant in our quest for a dozen. We even have our own dynasty, with the MacFarland girls, Caroline and Sandee, in their late mother’s place. We were the only group of its kind in our area until “...And Ladies of the Club,” by Helen Hooven Santmyer, was published in 1980. Reading groups then popped up all over the place, especially in libraries. Each book club has its own dynamics. Our members read a book and review it, followed by discussion It doesn’t matter if someone is familiar with the work; we are there for camaraderie and idea exchange. Victoria Carns likes to cover a number of books and then serve lunch. (Last time Mike was present and helped; then, to the ladies’ pleasure, joined us in our repast.) As in any “society” there are amusing little tales. One member couldn’t find the home of a new person, got angry, and quit. Later she rejoined. Virginia Stone and I went together to Alice Felix’s house where Helen Schull had the book. As we walked in, Helen asked Virginia to review her book. “But Helen,” demurred Ginny, “I haven’t read ‘The Accidental Tourist.’” “Oh, that’s all right. I am sure you will do fine.” (As I recall she did.) That was Helen’s last meeting. (She was going blind.) Years before, Kay Spaulding entertained us with a technological treatise on the workings of the brain. Becky Flavin and I, who both enjoy less weighty subjects, sighed in relief when it was over. “Oh, my” said our founder, Kay. “I will simply need to continue this next month. There is so much more.” (Indeed there was so much more.) The wedding vow, “in sickness and in health,” also applies to our group (and I am sure others). We have included our fellows with Alzheimer’s, broken limbs, terminal illnesses. The bond remains tight. Once upon a time, Shirley Thomas (recently deceased, after a valiant 20year battle with cancer) broke her leg, and was confined to a wheel chair. We were at Nancy Thomas’s home in the Hacienda. A mouse ran in. Kay Mitchell jumped onto a table. Others attempted to corner the rodent (in from the fields for some literary enlightenment). I grabbed one of Shirley’s crutches and chased the little fellow out of the patio door. We have talked of writing a cookbook. I think we should. In the meantime, we will read, listen and enjoy each other’s company. If there are two members there will be a meeting, “until death do us part.” Jane Roland manages the Animal Friends Rescue Project Treasure Shop at 160 Fountain Ave., in Pacific Grove. Contact her at or 649-0657.

Sustainable Homemaking Sustainable Homemaking, Homesteading or Sustainable Living… The First Eight Steps for living a Sustainable Lifestyle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Personal Self-Care Seasonal Cleansing Body Movement Staple Meal Planning Choosing Natural Alternatives Support Sustainable Practices Start Composting Begin Gardening

Are you reaching an understanding that sustainability is a personal responsibility? Big change happens when we take small but consistent steps towards sustainability within our daily lives and in our homes. I was recently asked on the Sustainable Homemaking Facebook page to share my advice on “how to transition into a Homesteading lifestyle”... This note was from a lady who had just purchased a few acres, and is going to begin to transition her family from the city to their new rural homestead. Whether you’re beginning sustainable homemaking, homesteading or sustainable living these are the first eight steps for living a sustainable lifestyle I have found to be very supportive and foundational in order to thrive. 1. Personal Self-Care: When you prioritize personal self-care not only are you taking care of yourself the way you should and reaping all the benefits, but you are also showing the universe you are in fact showing up, caring for and valuing the well-being of yourself, your home and the ones you love. This is important in a sustainable living, it’s from the heart and it begins with you. Taking care of yourself the best you can also boosts your confidence and releases feel good hormones that keep you youthful, balanced and healthy. 2. Seasonal Cleansing: It’s important to replenish and gently purify the system with the changing of the seasons in order to stay healthy, keep your energy up and to keep in great health. Cleansing not only gives you a fresh start, but also supports creativity and acclimates the body to the upcoming season. By giving your body a little attention there can be many benefits. When you give your body the proper nutrients, fibers and detoxification tool it needs, it naturally begins to release the environmental and emotional pollutant we have been storing up.  Energy levels, weight balance, better health and hormonal balance are all known to improve when the body is less burdened. Joining the Free  Online “7-Day Replenishing Smoothie Cleanse” Spring Cleanse February 3 -9 is a great place to begin. Get your module and shopping list at 3. Body Movement: Body movement is a missing link, I have found. A combination of Yoga, Tai Chi and hiking are my favorite activities for body movement. Do what you love, but be sure to give this to yourself. Body movement supports purification, brings oxygen to the body and allows time outdoors with nature. It is rebalancing and healing for the mind, body and sprit. 4. Staple Meal Planning or making healthy meals for your family is the heart of sustainable homemaking. I share a whole segment about Staple Meal Planning in weeks 2 and 3 of the

Sustainable Homemaking 8-Week Program. Learning to save time and money, while keeping healthy meals on the table is essential and very rewarding. There is nothing like homemade food that’s made with love. It is the decisions we act on within our home that provide an immediate and long-term effect on the energy and wellbeing of our family and our loved ones, the health and learning abilities of our children, and in the long run will cause change and demand for change in order to create a healthy sustainable food chain. What is needed is a healthy staple meal plan that’s good for the budget, put into place within the home to keep healthy homemade food prepared and ready to go. 5. Choosing Natural Alternatives: From using herbs, spices, whole foods, natural supplements and to the clothes you wear, choose natural alternatives. As an Herbalist-Nutritionist-Natural Health Specialist I believe in choosing natural alternatives such as herbs, teas, essential oils, supplements and more. I share my honored system within the Sustainable Homemaking 8-Week Program. 6. Supporting Sustainable Practices means putting your money where your mouth is whenever you can. Supporting local sustainable businesses, companies and shopping organic or at the farmers markets is a great place to start. When we spend our dollar we’re showing who we support, like a vote; it can make a change or demand for change on many levels. 7. Start composting: Composting is a system of eliminating garbage, while giving back to the earth and creating healthy soil. There are a few ways to compost even if you don’t have a large plot – compost bins or earthworm bins to name a few. When you begin to garden this will provide excellent soil, fertilizers or compost tea. 8. Begin to Garden: Growing our own food is our personal duty even if it’s as simple as a window seal or barrel of herbs and greens. This creates sustainability and self-reliance by creating zero need to transport or ship these foods. The quality of what you grow is unlike anything you can get from the store, not to mention the healing and positive energetic of eating food you grew and prepared yourself. From here you can begin to freeze and “put up” as produce becomes abundant. Especially if you’re considering more advanced things like getting laying hens or milking goats… caring for a garden is a great place to begin. Knowing you can keep a few tomato plants alive before you go bringing home any livestock can be very good idea. Amy Solis, Master Herbalist, CNC The Sustainable Homemaking 8-Week Online Correspondence Course begins March 7, 2013. Stay healthy naturally, support sustainability and save time and money while keeping healthy meals on the table. Staple Meal Planning, Natural Health, Sourdough Bread Baking, Sprouting, Fermenting, Cultured Foods and Home Cheese-Making. www.

January 25, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

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New You

Health and Wellness

Is it the accolades? Why do what you do As I have been privileged to write this column, many people have approached me and expressed their appreciation for my efforts. In several cases complete strangers have sought out my contact information to do this. I have been called, emailed, and texted by people I do not know... It is a wonderful feeling to know in some way I have made a difference in the lives of others. As I sit to write this submission, I discovered a certain need, or angst, to write what would be accepted. I felt a need to qualify the accolades and satisfy the ego. In a sense, tempted to write for performance rather than expression. It is an uneasy feeling, and as I followed this feeling down the rabbit hole, what I concluded was anything developed from such a place would be done for self, rather than being done to be of service to others. For a few hours I sat with this thought, the idea that I would write in order to hear the accolades rather than earnest expression. As I pondered, I found myself contemplating the dangers of performance-based existence. This idea of performance has run amok in my mind, and I considered myself no different from a child who would do something for attention. Why would a person choose to perform rather than be honest in expression? Once that question appeared, my spirit sank as I thought of children who would do anything for affirmation from mom and dad, and how volatile this is. My mind continued to drift as I considered how, if these affirmations were not received, what this would do to the minds and souls of teenagers. Then, in my mind I see young adults standing at the altar ready for nuptials and life’s strongest commitment, I wonder if this would be true self expression or a weakened spirit performing and seeking vali-

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Principle Living dation. How important is performance to our society, and how does it show up? When you take time to give this question serious thought, you may be alarmed at what you discover. So much of what we do in our culture is based on image, performance, comparison, and competition, and while these tools or platforms of measurement within themselves are not bad things, they are horrific to the soul, spirit, and mind when used for definition. All day every day most of us are bombarded with messages of image, performance, comparison, and competition. We live in a culture that seems motivated by these four messages and these four alone. It seems life for many of us is governed by these four, as we are indoctrinated from infancy to accept our role, fill their role, live up to the role, and then pass on the role to the next generation. Why are image, performance, comparison, and competition so prevalent in our society? Why do schools teach more about performance than feelings and how to process them? Why do so many of us find it hard to be fully present in our on lives, and what if anything prevents you from showing up in true form, in your own life? The questions could go on and on, and even still what is most important is not the question or the answer, but the process and dialogue surrounding them. It is a bit challenging to write

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about how I caught myself in the act of performance rather than honest expression. It is even harder to admit I nearly gave into it. It is obvious that I am in the same boat with you when dealing with this sort of thing. As a matter of fact, if I don’t remind myself to slow down from time to time, to breath and relax, I could very easily end up serving my ego rather than being of service and building relationships. Just the same, after allowing this to take place I am left with asking you how you are doing in this area. Are you performing your life or aspects of your life, seeking accolade, affirmation, or acceptance, on your job, in school, with your friends, at church, in your marriage, or more importantly, in the mirror? How much of yourself is present through out the day, and how much of your day is performance? There is one thing I am certain about, and that is that the world and time both want, and are waiting for you to show up. Not in a sense of thinking and trying to do what appears to be right, but from a sense of feeling and trust, accepting that you already know what is right. Knowing what is right is a large and very bold statement, one that flies in the face of image, performance, comparison, and competition. Knowing what is right requires a few things most of us have either not been told or taught. To know what is right requires awareness of self, our feelings and the ability to process our feelings responsibly. It

also means spiritual awareness; discernment, and the willingness to live in hope through faith. In essence, trust. The problem with image, performance, comparison, and competition is, at the core their message is “I am not enough.” It says as I use this platform to identify and define self, I am admitting that as a creating being, I consider myself insufficient or to inadequate to openly and transparently participate in the process of life. The wonderful thing about their message is deep within ourselves we know that they are not true. I almost wrote an article that would have surely got you to say “Gee, that was a nice piece.” Instead what you have is a piece that cares less about accolades. If you read this paper and for the next three days live asking yourself, how can I be more present in my own life, if you ask yourself where in my life am I performing or pressuring others to perform rather than allowing honesty and true self expression, if you decide to stop the charade of projecting false image, posturing through performance, validating by comparison, or qualifying by competition and live your own truth, then for me no accolades are required, or could ever be sufficient. When you show up in true form your world and my world are that much better. The world is a better place when we give ourselves permission to be ourselves. For me that is all the accolade I will ever need. Pray and meditate daily... it makes a difference. Remember, Dirrick Williams is on the air live, each Sunday at 7a.m. on KRXA, 540am radio


Times • January 25, 2013

Out and About with Seniors

Make This a Golden Age Annual genealogy conference set for January in Seaside

On January 26, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. the 32nd Annual Ancestor Roundup Genealogy Conference will be held. Nationally known genealogist, author and college instructor Karen Clifford, AG, is keynote speaker and one of over a dozen instructors at the all-day genealogy conference. $30 includes lunch and a syllabus with early registration by January 15, 2013. Co-sponsored by the Commodore Sloat Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Location: Family History Center and classrooms at the LDS Church, 1024 Noche Buena (at Plumas), Seaside CA. Information and registration, Serita Sue Woodburn, 831-899-2121 or email

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AFRP Treasure Shop sale on entire estate

The AFRP Treasure Shop in Pacific Grove provides much-needed funds to support homeless AFRP dogs and cats by offering gently used clothing, furniture, jewelry, art, collectibles, books and more. The AFRP Treasure Shop is located at 160 Fountain Ave in Pacific Grove, and is open seven days a week. Stop by to see some fabulous January Sale items, and support animal rescue by donating items you no longer need. New volunteers are always welcome. Currently the shop has an entire estate of Ethan Allen and other beautiful furniture for every room in the house, as well as draperies, dishes, art work by Robert Winter, an antique spinning wheel and much more. there will be a 50 percent off sale on most items until the end of January. For information contact Jane Roland at 333-0491.

These days, seniors are more active than ever before and may work well past their 65th birthday. Oftentimes, they delay enrollment in Medicare for various reasons, a mistake that could raise their Medicare premiums for the rest of their lives. To avoid mistakes, here are five tips to help you navigate Medicare. 1. You must sign up for Medicare when you turn 65. The only exceptions are for people already receiving Social Security benefits -- in which case you’ll be automatically enrolled -- or are employed (or whose spouse is) and getting health insurance through work. There is a caveat, though, if you are still getting employer-coverage: If you (or your spouse) are working for a firm that has fewer than 20 employees, you must sign up for Medicare because, under insurance rules, Medicare is considered the primary insurer for seniors working at these small businesses. You can sign up -- online, via a toll-free telephone number or in person at a local Social Security office (make an appointment first) -- three months before your 65th birthday. The World Affairs Council’s informal and impartial Great Decisions group will You have an additional three months after your birthday month to apply before penalties meet 4-5:30 p.m. every Monday in February and March, facilitated by the organiza- kick in. If you hold off because you (or your spouse) are employed and covered by a tion’s president, Peter Powles. The Foreign Policy Association’s “2013 Briefing Book,” company plan, you have eight months to enroll after the employment ceases. 2. Medicare is not free. written by policy experts, covers all eight sessions, and is available at the class for $20 With all the talk about the high federal budget costs of Medicare, some may erronewhile supplies last. The book is also available at for $20 plus shipping. Featured topics include: February 4, “Future of the Euro;” February 11, “Egypt;” ously think the government pays for all Medicare services. Far from it. Beneficiaries February 18, “NATO;” February 25, “Myanmar;” March 4, “Humanitarian Interven- have to pay monthly premiums, deductibles and co-payments or coinsurance. Figurtion;” March 11, “Iran;” March 18, “China in Africa;” March 25, “Threat Assessment.” ing out your coverage and costs can be challenging, so be sure to seek help from an Admission is free and an RSVP is not needed. The meetings are at Monterey Penin- organization like the Alliance on Aging. 3. Medicare does not cover everything, but it may cover a lot more than you think. sula College, Social Science Building, Room 102, 980 Fremont Street, Monterey. Free public parking is available in MPC Lot D. For more information see . A good rule of thumb is ‘Medicare doesn’t cover most things above the neck.’ For example, Medicare doesn’t cover hearing aids, dentures (or most dental procedures) or eyeglasses, although it does cover cataract surgery. Basic Medicare also doesn’t cover extended stays in nursing homes or treatment overseas, although some of the more expensive Medigap plans do cover overseas travel. The 2010 health-care overhaul law made a number of preventive care services free for beneficiaries, including annual mamThe American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is an upscale benefit shop located mograms, flu shots and periodic colonoscopies, as well as screening tests for cervical at 198 Country Club Gate in Pacific Grove. Profits from sales go to cancer research, cancer, prostate cancer and high cholesterol. Also covered is an annual wellness visit. 4. If Medicare rejects a claim, appeal. According to some estimates, one in seven patient services, and education. They are currently looking for volunteers to work estimated million haveisAlzheimer’s claims fileddisease. with Medicare are rejected. The reason can be as simple as insufficient or in varying positions in both the mainAnshop and the 4.5 newer annex.Americans No experience inaccurate information filed by a doctor; often, it’s just an erroneous procedure code necessary--just a willingness to work towards a goodof cause. For information, call (831) has more than doubled The number Americans with Alzheimer’s 372-0866 or apply in person, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or that can be quickly corrected. It doesn’t hurt to appeal, and it doesn’t cost anything. since 1980. Instructions and forms are easy to find and use on the Web site. Sunday, 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m. 5. Medicare is not just for seniors.

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January 25, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

Inauguration Day

Tom Stevens

Otter Views As if to counter the 800,000 who thronged the Eastern Seaboard for Monday’s inaugural, the Monterey Peninsula welcomed thousands of happy visitors to its own coasts. It seemed made to order: a three-day weekend, sublime weather, glassy waves, whales just offshore. Add Sunday’s 49er football victory, and there were many reasons to smile. I spent a fair part of inauguration day in the ocean, trying to body surf the beautiful blue combers that rolled into Asilomar and Spanish Bay. But it wasn’t all hedonism. Waiting for sets and swimming back and forth, I had time to ponder events on the opposite coast. There, a lanky brown guy from Hawaii, Indonesia, Harvard and Chicago took the oath of office for a second term as America’s president. I read later that he swore upon bibles that had belonged to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, and that a Latina Supreme Court justice administered the oath of office. Frankly, I was stoked. I realize the nation remains bitterly divided and that the president still has millions of angry detractors, but I was heartened he took the oath a second time. I was also amazed he was still standing. To have weathered four years of character assassination, legislative sabotage, “birther” idiocy and blistering media demonization suggests the man can indeed keep his cool. He’ll need it. As his address indicated, immense challenges lie ahead: debt resolution, immigration reform, health cost control, energy independence, minority rights, veterans’ support, gun death abatement, and climate change planning, to name a few. And those are merely the obvious ones. “Unknown unknowns” like 9-11 and the BP oil spill doubtless lie ahead as well. For all his manifest shortcomings as a cloakroom conciliator and halefellow-well-met, I give President Obama credit for courage and common sense. In this age of delusion and hysteria, it was remarkable to hear a U.S. president invoke history and science; talk openly about gay rights and climate change; even propose steps to limit future firearms massacres in the nation’s schools, malls and multiplexes. An account in Tuesday’s Herald mentioned that, before leaving the stand, the president turned and gazed for a reflective moment at the crowd on the National Plaza. “I won’t see this again,” he said. I might add that we won’t see a president like Obama on the inaugural stage again, either. He’s unique. I got that when I saw photos of then-Senator Obama bodysurfing shoulderhigh shorebreak at Sandy Beach on Oahu. I knew immediately he wasn’t from Kenya. He was riding high in the pocket, parallel to shore, piked up on both hands, streaking along in the barrel. As a longtime Sandy Beach devotee, I could see this was no photo op. The guy knew what he was doing. He won my ballot right there. How many times will I get to vote for a presidential candidate who can bodysurf the gnarly, tubing shore pound at Sandy Beach? I will swear on Lincoln’s bible: any other candidates would have broken their necks. Now, I realize bodysurfing ability does not by itself confer statecraft, wisdom, vision and leadership, but it does teach useful presidential survival skills. As a Sandy Beach bodysurfer, Obama had to learn early in life to pay close attention to wave power, swell direction, backwash and currents. He learned to recognize and respond to forces beyond his control. He learned not to panic when things got crazy. He mastered planning, timing and execution. When a monster set loomed up, he learned to swim out and dive under it, not retreat up the beach. Monster sets are rolling in now and will likely continue through a second Obama term. A vicious civil war shatters Syria. Islamic extremists threaten Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and the Sahel. A right-wing Israeli government seeks war with Iran. Asian nations squabble over mineral rights in the South China Sea; Arctic nations do the same in the far north. And all over the globe, the industrialized world’s high-carbon hubris begets ruinous climate change. On domestic shores, Obama will have to contend with head-slapping backwash from Congress and the Supreme Court; wicked rip currents from the coal, oil, gas and gun lobbies; sneaker waves from rebellious state legislatures; and the powerful sucking undertow of financial corruption on Wall Street and K Street. It was fitting Obama invoked Lincoln and Martin Luther King, as they faced virtual tsunami conditions. Hopefully this president will only see 20foot faces. A few of those thundered into the west coast over the weekend, triggering the Mavericks big wave challenge. I was delighted to read that the six finalists, as they paddled out for their heat, agreed to split the $50,000 prize money equally. Cooperation and sharing. If only the nation could take the hint.

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Artisana to host monarch and seal photography exhibit Artisana Gallery will host the premiere of: “From Monarch Trees to the Sea in Pacific Grove” featuring the photography of local film maker Robert Pacelli and Kim Worrell on First Friday, February 1 from 5-8 p.m. The public is invited for complimentary refreshments and to meet the artists. The photography will show at the gallery for the entire month of February, and proceeds will be contributed to the fund for trees in the Monarch Sanctuary. A few words from Robert Pacelli “I have been filming the monarchs in the Pacific Grove Sanctuary for over 20 years. I have committed the last four years to the cause of restoring the monarch habitat. Also, I have been recognized for my achievements by the Barcelona International Film Festival, the Cine Eagle, Lilles International Film Festival, the Hiroshima Film Festival, the San Francisco Chronicle and Art Weekly. My work has been featured at museums

Monarch in the Sanctuary by Robert Pacelli

Monterey Regional Parks District offers two free classes

A class in basic composting at the Monterey Regional Waste Management District site two miles north of Marina and restoration of the Marina Dunes are among the upcoming nature programs being offered by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District ( Both of these are free. For full information on these programs, see below. To learn about all activities of the MPRPD go to or see its LGO! fall/winter guide. • Composting Made Easy: Basic (Free) Let nature help you recycle your garden trimmings and food scraps by composting them into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. Organic material represents approximately one third of all household waste. Composting helps reduce the amount of “garbage” going into local landfills and instead turns it in a beneficial resource for your garden. Instructors: Monterey Regional Waste Management District staff. Ages 9-adult, Sat., Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Monterey Regional Waste Management District, 14201 Del Monte Boulevard, free. • Park Restoration: Marina Dunes Preserve (Free) The coastal dunes are an area where native plant cover creates a living blanket that insulates the dunes from the constant force of winds that cause erosion. Like fabric, the dunes can be mended. Come learn about this ever-changing habitat and help to restore the dunes by planting native plants. This is a free Community ALIVE! (Act Locally In Volunteer Endeavors) event. Please call 659-6065 or e-mail for more information. Instructors: Returns of the Natives-CSUMB. All ages, Sat., Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Marina Dunes Preserve, north end of Dunes Drive off Reservation Road, Marina, free. • To register online, go to and register with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Walk-in pre-registration is accepted Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (checks, money orders and credit cards accepted). Pre-registration is required for all fee-based classes and is strongly recommended for all free programs. No day-of-registration for fee-based programs will be accepted. For more information, please call Joseph at 372-3196, ext. 102, or send an e-mail to

Concert to benefit Women’s Crisis Support

The Haute Enchilada Café will present singer-songwriters Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd on Sunday, January 27 in a concert to benefit Women’s Crisis Support. Ten dollars of every ticket sold goes to support Women’s Crisis Support. Tickets are $25. One complimentary glass of Ventana Vineyards Wine and small bites are included with the ticket price. The show starts at 5 p.m. The Women’s Crisis Support~Defensa de Mujeres in Santa Cruz County has a 35 year history of providing advocacy and services to women and children affected by violence. Those services include court accompaniments, restraining order assistance, counseling, emergency shelter, a 24-hour crisis line, outreach and education and support groups. The Haute Enchilada is located at 7902 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing. Reservations are required. Call 633-5843.

throughout the world, such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Laguna Gloria Museum at Austin, TX and more recently at the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.” A few words about Kim Worrell Kim has spent most of her life caring for animals as a veterinarian assistant. She is a volunteer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and one of only two people who have been given the special duty of grooming the baby sea otters. Kim spends many hours at the Hopkins Marine Station Beach photographing sea life there to include being one of the first people to capture the giant squid and elephant seal. Her unique perspective of the coastal world around us is reflected in her photography. Artisana Gallery is located at 309 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. Call 655-9775 for more information.

Young elepant seal at Hopkins Beach © Kim Worrell

CSUMB to offer fully online graduate degrees

California State University, Monterey Bay will be among the first CSU campuses to offer degrees through the new Cal State Online, an initiative intended to expand access to fully online bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Programs offered through CSUMB include: • Master of Science in Instructional Science and Technology (MIST)
The MIST program is a 36-unit program intended for classroom teachers, corporate trainers and e-learning developers who want to learn how to enhance learning with advanced technology. The interdisciplinary program integrates information technology, instructional design and learning sciences and is designed for those working in the areas of teaching, instructional design and training. Classes start on May 6. Two courses will be offered during each eight-week session over the 16 months of study. Find more information at 
• Master of Science in Management and Information Technology (MSMIT)
The MSMIT program prepares leaders and managers in technology-focused business units, corporations, organizations and entrepreneurial ventures. The interdisciplinary program integrates information technology with business management. It is designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders in technology management such as chief technology officers and high-tech entrepreneurs. Classes start Sept. 2. One course will be offered during each eight-week session over the 20 months of study. Find more information at Applications are now being accepted for both programs. Students can apply to these and a variety of other bachelor’s and master’s program at www.calstateonline. net. 

Cal State Online offers students the ability to learn on their time, from anywhere, without having to put their career or family life on hold. It offers one-on-one attention from faculty and staff members in a supportive learning environment. Programs will initially operate on a self-supporting basis, with tuition set at competitive market levels. Financial aid is available. For more information, visit the website at or call 1-800247-5268 to speak with a Cal State Online coach.

Styrofoam recycling ends Jan. 31 The Monterey Regional Waste Management District, in partnership with Waste Management, Inc., is offering a special collection event to recycle polystyrene foam. The MRWMD is collecting polystyrene foam at its recycling drop-off area through Thursday, Jan. 31. The drop-off area is located at 14201 Del Monte Blvd., two miles north of Marina. The polystyrene foam will be trucked to WMI’s recycling facility in Castroville, where it will be densified and shipped to a recycler who will convert it to architectural molding and other extruded products. The collection box is located at the MRWMD Recycling Drop-off area, which also provides recycling for cardboard, wrapping paper, plastic containers, glass, and metal. More information is available by contacting Jeff Lindenthal, MRWMD Public Education and Recycling Manager, 384-5313,, or Jay Ramos, WMI Material Recovery Facility Manager, 633-7878,

January 25, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

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Whalefest will focus on the bay, the wharf and whales

Whalefest Monterey is a free family event that celebrates the Monterey Bay, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, and whales, while benefiting many local marine organizations. It features dynamic, and informative events and exhibits from over two dozen marine organizations, and a 60-foot gray whale. Whalefest will be held at Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey near the Custom House on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Whalefest is held during the migration of the gray whales, although whales are spotted in the Monterey Bay year-round. Whalefest Monterey is a fund-raising event to benefit many local marine non-profit conservation organizations, sponsored by the Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association in association with California State Parks, Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Sciences, Monterey History and Art Association and BLUE, A Global Oceans Film & Conservation Summit. The day will feature a wide array

of activities including a special marinethemed concert with Barbara Joy and Community Children’s Chorus at 3 p.m. at the Wharf Theater. Tim Thomas will

Business speed networking event Wednesday, February 6

The Professional Women’s Network of the Monterey Peninsula will host a speed networking event during its Wednesday, February 6 meeting at the Embassy Suites in Seaside at 5:45 p.m. Successful entrepreneurs understand that face-to-face meetings are one of the more important keys in successfully building and maintaining long term relationships in business. Speed networking events are a catalyst in laying a solid foundation for word-ofmouth marketing and even revitalizing an existing referral base. In any economy, with any kind of business, word-of-mouth and referral marketing is invaluable. Speed networking is a fun, energetic and dynamic way to meet other professionals in a short period of time. Anyone, whether a master of networking or new to owning a business or simply needing to learn how to network, is invited to attend this event and launch into a new circle of people waiting for connection. The speed networking portion of this meeting will be facilitated by PWN Board member Julie Foucht of Life Tools Coaching. Non-members are welcome to attend and encouraged to fully participate in Wednesday’s event, and may register as guests at The guest fee is $20. To get the most out of the event, come with the mind-set to take every opportunity to connect. Come prepared with business cards, a tag line, a niche and a target audience. Listen and take notes. Collect business cards and be sure to note the person’s interests and goals you can help achieve Prepare for follow-up by setting appointments. The magic happens in the weeks and months to come. Celebrating 30 years, the Professional Women’s Network, founded in 1983, is an organization of professional women, with approximately 200 women (and some men) members representing a wide spectrum of professions. It is the network’s vision to create the environment for our member community to connect, engage, learn and collaborate in fun, inspiring ways. Guests are welcome to all PWN meetings and events. For more information, visit the website at

conduct Wharf Walks at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. on both days. Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science will bring a remote operated vehicle. A beach cleanup will be headed by the Wahine Project. The “Take It to the Streets Clean-Up” will be organized by Marine Life Studies. A costumed otter, whale, sea turtle and jelly fish wandering the Wharf and explaining about the marine environment will be provided by Save the Whales. A 60-foot gray whale will be there for kids to climb inside. Monterey’s Fire Boat will shower the marina with water. Coast Guard boat tours, a demonstration of fish net mending, Randy’s Guided Whale Watching, and a concierge desk for information will also be available. During her concert with the Community Children’s Chorus at 3 p.m. at the Wharf Theater, Barbara Joy and the children will perform songs including her original composition, “Don’t Let Us Go,” a song dedicated to the oceans and marine wildlife. Barbara Joy is a singer/ songwriter/guitarist and recording artist. She performs in concerts and on stages across the country. She also writes musical themes for nonprofits and performs in concert with children and choruses at fund-raising events. Peggy Stap of Marine Life Studies will be there with her dog, Whiskie, the Whale Spotter. The concert will be presented by Marine Life Studies, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and inspiring the public to protect the environment and marine wildlife. Among the other talented musicians playing on the Wharf will be The Whales, Nick Fettis and many others. Lecturers include Steve Palumbi of Hopkins Marine Station. Save the Whales will have two presentations that day. Schedule (subject to change): Saturday, January 26 10 a.m.-1 p.m., “Take It to The Streets”with street clean up by Marine Life Studies 10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m., Wharf Walks with Tim Thomas • 2 p.m.-3 p.m., Bryant Austin lecture,

“Beautiful Whale” @ Museum of Monterey • Noon-1 p.m. Save the Whales presentation • 3 p.m., Barbara Joy concert and a Community Children’s Chorus. Also Peggy Stap of Marine Life Studies and Whiskie, the Whale Spotter. • Noon-4 p.m., Smiley Orca Face Painting • 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Save the Whales Presentation • 3 p.m.-4 p.m., concert with Barbara Joy and Community Children’s Chorus, and Peggy Stap. Sunday, January 27 • 10 a.m.-noon, Beach Clean Up with The Wahine Project • 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m Wharf Walks with Tim Thomas • 12:00 pm.- 4:00 p.m., Smiley Orca Face Painting Lectures and documentaries by BLUE Ocean Film Festival at MOM • Noon, a collection of short films: “Fish Tale: My Secret Life As Plankton,” “Ocean Oases,” “Sea Jellies: A Summer Swarm in Monterey,” “Oceans at the Tipping Point,” “Ocean Giants,” • 2:30 p.m., “Planet Ocean” The Portola Hotel and Spa, Comfort Inns on Munras and North Fremont, and Best Western De Anza Inn, are offering a special rate to the Whalefest attendees. Attendees must contact the hotels directly to get the special rate. The participating marine conservation organizations that will line the Causeway at Old Fisherman’s Wharf include American Cetacean Society, BLUE, California State Parks, Camp SEA Lab, Department of Fish and Game, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Marine Life Studies, Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Education Department, Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation, Monterey History and Art Association, Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, Monterey Public Library, Monterey Regional Waste Management, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Shark Research Center, Save Our Shores, Save The Whales, Surfrider Foundation, The Marine Mammal Center, The Otter Project, and United States Coast Guard. Other supporting organizations include the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Special thanks go to The Wharf Theater. The mission of Whalefest is to bring public awareness to the dynamic marine organizations that affect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. For more information, to volunteer or to become a sponsor, call Bob Massaro at 649-6544 or email bmassaro@bostrommanagement. com and check out the website at www.

Whale watching with the experts

Whale experts in the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Cetacean Society will lead an annual fund-raising trip to watch the gray whale migration up close on Sunday, Jan. 27. The two-hour boat trip will leave at 8 a.m. from Monterey Whalewatching on Fisherman’s Wharf. The southern migration of gray whales from the Arctic to the Gulf of California in Mexico―should be near its peak at that time. This trip is scheduled in conjunction with Monterey s Whalefest around Fisherman s Wharf that weekend. Reservations are strongly recommended by sending checks: $30 for adults, $15 for children under 12, to ACS/MB, PO Box HE, Pacific Grove 93950. More information is available at 419-1051 or

Amazing migrations at the Museum

Could you travel hundreds, even thousands of miles by only using your memory, or your sense of smell? Come see how well you can migrate! Try matching scents as salmon do when they try to find their home river, paint a hummingbird feeder, and try other fun activities as you learn just what makes these migrations so amazing. Come to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History on Sat., Jan, 26, and drop in anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to participate.
This fun filled event will be held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History at 165 Forest Ave. in Pacific Grove. If you have any questions, please contact the Museum at or (831) 648-5716 ext. 20.


Times • January 25, 2013

New life at the Golden State Theater By Mike Clancy Pacific Grove native Scott Grover really has lively plans for the Golden State Theater in downtown Monterey. Lessee of the theater since September, Grover is determined to bring a full range of diverse events to the venue that will satisfy Monterey County’s thirst for top-notch entertainment. And he is off to a great start, producing 52 events in his first 100 days at the theater. A small fire in the electrical room on March 16, 2012, put the Golden State Theater out of business for more than six months, but actually proved to be a blessing in disguise. The pause in activity allowed time for significant upgrades to the theater’s electrical, musical and physical infrastructure, producing better lighting, better sound and better bathrooms to enhance audience experience. Grover’s ambitious focus is to put on 20 shows per month at the theater. He plans to include a wide variety of musical acts ranging from top name talent in the main theater, which has seating for up to 1000 patrons, to up-and-coming regional bands performing lobby shows that will accommodate audiences of 150. Comedy acts and theatrical productions will also be an important part of the theater’s offerings. Film festivals will continue to be a mainstay, says Grover. In addition to the United Nations, Blue Ocean and Banff Mountain Film Festivals that have run at the Golden State in the past, Grover would like to add an American Animation Film Festival, an Indie Film Festival and a Traditional Hollywood Film Festival into the mix. And with quite the sparkle of magic delight in his eyes, Grover speaks of producing “Vaudeville Evenings” that will feature local performers and celebrity guests. Peninsula audiences can expect some wonderful live entertainment in our own back yard. Their web site is www. where you can find information about upcoming events. Look for reviews of many of these events in future editions of the Cedar Street Times. Classic rock fans, be sure to get your tickets for Yes on the Main Stage March 10.

Above: A full house at the Golden State Theater. Right: Another full house to hear Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. Below, right: the theater at dusk. The architecture and interior alone are worth the visit. Photos courtesy the Golden state Theater. Below: Scott Grover and his everpresent cup of coffee. Staff photo.

Pacific Grove Middle School presents

The Music Man — a Musical

The Tony award-winning musical The Music Man opens Feb. 8 at the Pacific Grove Auditorium at the Middle School. Under co-directors Michelle and Sean Boulware Pacific Grove students perform this musical with such well-known hits as “76 Trombones,” “Trouble,” “Marian the Librarian” and many others. The show tells the story of con man Harold Hill who comes to River City to convince parents he can teach their children to play musical instruments. His plan is to take orders for instrument s and then take off with the money but he falls in love with the local librarian, Marian. More than 30 middle schoolers are involved in the production which opens Fri., Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. The show continues with Saturday performances at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and another matinee on Sun., Feb. 10 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door of the Performing Arts Center. For more information call the school office (831) 646-6568

Art Association meeting features Will Bullas

Entertainment scheduled in Carmel Valley

The line-up of live entertainment this week at Plaza Linda Restaurant & Cantina in Carmel Valley includes Sam Johnston & Camillo Ortiz on Friday, Jan. 25. They will play flute & guitar instrumental music. Infinitee and The Jazz Cats will play smooth jazz on Saturday, Jan. 26. On Friday, Feb. 1, Martin Shears will play pop and classics. On Saturday, Feb. 2, Kiki Wow and Vibe Tribe will perform. Plaza Linda is located at 27 E. Carmel Valley Road. Call 659-4229 for questions. A $10 donation is suggested. Weekend shows are Fridays and Saturdays from 7-9 p.m.

Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20122369 The following person is doing business as KIMSON ROBOTICS, 1204 Patterson Ln #3, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950/P.O. Box 5902, Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93944. JESSE JUNGHYUN KIM, 1204 Patterson Ln #3, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 12-21-12, File Number 20122369. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Jesse Junghyun Kim. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 01-04, 01-11, 01-18, 01-25-13.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20130119 The following person is doing business as SHANGHAI OUTSOURCING USA, 1014 Del Monte Blvd., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. LEWIS B. SHANKS, 1014 Del Monte Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950 and BARBARA C. SHANKS, 1014 Del Monte Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Jan. 18, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Lewis B. Shanks. This business is conducted by a married couple. Publication dates: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15/13

Pigot Noir, Will Bullas Nationally recognized Carmel Valley watercolorist and humorist Will Bullas will present “The Fine Art of Fun” at the regular monthly meeting of the Central Coast Art Association, Mon., Jan. 28 starting at 7 p.m. The association meets 7–9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl St., Monterey (next to Dennis the Menace Park). Attendance is free and open to the public. Bullas will narrate a video demonstrating his award-winning process, step by step, from thumbnail to finished painting. He will describe his inspiration, technique, materials and sources with anecdotes and examples of his work. Will Bullas is a Vietnam combat veteran born in Ohio. He studied at Arizona State University and at the Brooks Institute of Fine Arts in Santa Barbara with master painter Ray Strong. He has exhibited twice at the National Academy of Design in New York, is a member of the Knickerbocker Artists of New York, a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society, which awarded him the Mario Cooper and Dale Meyers Medal for his contributions to watercolor. Will is a past president and continuing member of the Carmel Art Association. Discover more about Will Bullas and his work at: or call 372-2841 for more information.

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All that jazz in concert

Center, above: Todd Clickard directs the multicampus jazz club band in concert. As profiled in our Jan. 18, 2013 issue, the students and their families self-fund the group out of the love for jazz -- it is outside of the school curriculum. The concert was held Jan. 20 at the Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center. On our front page are the winners of the challenge who will go on the represent the Monterey Peninsula in the state All-Star Honor Band

Photos by Peter Mounteer


Times • January 25, 2013

The Green Page

Hoping to become legal

A look at California ferret restrictions and legalization efforts

valid,” invoked the Public Records Request Act to find out who read the report and when. On their Facebook page, A growing movement is recently posted ing renewed efforts to make ferrets a response from the Fish and Game legal pets in California. Interested Commission declaring it “has no groups are gathering signatures in information to comply with your hopes that Governor Brown, and request…other matters of higher even President Obama will take an importance currently exist.” interest. Ferrets are still illegal in Cedar Street Times placed California, though not in any other another call to Fish and Game and state except Hawaii, under Fish and talked with Deputy Director Scott Game Code Section 2118, and the Barrow. “We’re being hit with California Code of Regulations. several different listings for species It is not illegal in California for right now,” said Barrow, adding veterinarians to treat ferrets that are that those species have all been pekept as pets. titioned. The list includes the great The ferret (Mustela putorius white shark, the Northern Spotted furo) is considered a domestiOwl, the Pacific Fisher, the Blackcated mammal, a close relative of backed Woodpecker, Townsend’s the polecat, though it is unclear big-eared bat and the Gray wolf. whether they are a form of Euro“After reviewing the ferret issue so pean polecat, the Steppe polecat, many times, we’re just not interor a hybrid of the two. They have ested in pursuing it,” Barrow said. been domesticated for more than Information on ferrets as pets 2000 years. Because of their close can be found in various places on relation to polecats, ferrets in the Internet, among them the Cathe wild can cross breed easily, nadian site spawning feral colonies of hybrids Caring_For_Ferrets.htm that have been perceived to harm Persons interested in learning native fauna, perhaps most notably Little bandit: Will ferrets become legal as pets in California? Photo courtesy of Wikimedia more about ferret legalization efin New Zealand. But in the United forts can log on to: legalizeferrets. Commons. states, it is virtually impossible org/ Those wishing to sign a ferret to purchase an un-spayed female legalization petition can go to: petitions. as they sicken and die if they go into Click “Find a petition.” estrous without being bred. Male ferrets fitch. When the new window opens, look for are also neutered as a matter of course. Not much changed until the 1970’s, ret attacks in Monterey County,” said the green “search” button. When the And there are no large, verifiable inwhen Fish and Game adopted new Jessica Shipman, Wildlife Center Susearch window opens, type in “ferret.” stances of feral populations in the United regulations and began border checks pervisor at the Monterey County SPCA. 25,000 signatures are needed by Feb. 5, States, save for the black-footed ferret, to detect illegally imported ferrets. By “We do get ferrets from out of state for 2013. a native species. Ferrets allegedly came 1980, the Commission saw an increase adoption. Sometimes people come here The California Fish and Game over on the Mayflower for mouse and rat in the number of requests for legal ferret not knowing possession is illegal, usuCommission will hold meetings on Feb. control. possession in California. Neutered male ally people in the military. We can take 6 and 7 in Sacramento. All meetings are The odds of a feral population ferrets were permitted for a brief time, them in and refer them to ferret rescues open to the public. taking hold are small, say advocates of along with a limited number of spayed in other states such as Nevada.” Current import restrictions on ferlegalization, because ferrets imprint on females. Permits were then issued only Illegal ferret possession in Califortheir food as babies and, unable to find to persons moving to California who nia carries civil penalties. Each violation rets are as follows: Cannot be imported into Australia. that food in the wild, will starve. And already possessed pet ferrets. is a misdemeanor punishable by not A report drafted in 2000 appears to be ferrets cannot perspire, making it likely By 1986, pro-ferret groups had more than six months imprisonment. the most recent effort to change the situthat they will die in warm climates. They stepped up their efforts. At that time, Fines vary from $500-$10,000 dependation there. have sweat glands, but because of their the Department of Food and Agriculture ing on locality. The ferret is seized, In Canada, a ferret brought from fur cannot perspire by evaporation in hot provided Fish and Game with a requestand it is up to the person who had the anywhere except the U.S. requires a temperatures. ed analysis of potential ferret problems. ferret to decide the animal’s fate. A state Law still strictly forbids ferrets in Fish and Game directed the Department wildlife officer will usually be the one to Permit to Import from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Animal Health Hawaii, where they are viewed by that of Health to cease issuing permits for dictate the options. The person who had Office. Ferrets from the U.S. only need state as potential carriers of the rabies vi- ferrets, unless they were already pets. the animal must bear all the costs. rus and potential competition for native Many organizations are involved In the 1990’s, an organization called a vaccination certificate signed by a veterinarian. Ferrets younger than three species. The territory of Puerto Rico has on both sides of the issue, including the California Domestic Ferret Associamonths are not subject to any Canadian a similar law. Popular as pets because of but not limited to, the California Fish tion led the cause to legalize ferrets as import restrictions. their playful disposition, loving nature and Game Commission, the California pets. Bills were introduced in the LegisThe European Union, as of July and tendency toward independence, ferDepartment of Fish and Wildlife, the lature and made it all the way to thenrets are still restricted in certain specific California Department of Public Health Governor Schwarzenegger’s desk before 2004, allows ferrets to travel freely cities, such as New York and Washingand the California Department of Food failing. The Fish and Game Commission within the EU under the Pet Passport scheme. To cross a border, ferrets require ton, D.C. They are also prohibited on and Agriculture. Of these, the Fish and declared in 2000 that a regulatory acat minimum a EU PETS passport and an many military bases. Some areas require Game Commission has set and held the tion on their part is considered a project identification microchip. Some counpermits to own ferrets; others require restrictions and prohibitions on ferrets in under the California Environmental tries will accept a tattoo. Vaccinations permits to breed them. the state. Quality Act, and stated that proponents Under case law, ferrets are classified “This is not a new movement,” said would have to fund any studies to assess are required. Most EU countries require a rabies vaccine, and some call for a as “wild animals,” however statutory Adrianna Shea, Deputy Director of the potential environmental impact of ferret distemper vaccine, along with treatment law has re-classified them as “domestic” California Fish and Game Commission. legalization. in several states. She listed concerns about threats to naA series of public forum testimonies for rabies and ticks 24 to 48 hours before entry. The California prohibition dates tive wildlife and the possibility of ferrets before the Fish and Game Commission The United Kingdom accepts ferrets back to August 1933, when wild animal out-competing native species. in 2011 and 2012 led to a letter from and bird regulation made it unlawful The Department of Public Health Assembly Member Ben Hueso directing under the EU’s PETS travel program. Ferrets must be micro chipped, vacto import and transport certain species adds rabies to the list of ferret concerns the Commission to work with Legalizecinated against rabies and documented. without permission from the Fish and via their website. to clarify the next steps for They must be treated for tapeworms and Game Commission. These “Rules and Shea states there were 450 ferret the Commission to objectively consider ticks 24 to 48 hours before entry. They Regulations Governing the Importation attacks on people in the United States the matter. must arrive via an authorized route. of Wild Birds and Animals” were soon between 1978 and 1987. About 100 of states that they Ferrets arriving in the United Kingdom formally adopted by the Fish and Game those happened in California. This compaid for a Preliminary Environmental from outside the European Union may Commission and the Department of pares to approximately 800,000 reported Impact Report and submitted it to Fish be subject to quarantine for six months. Food and Agriculture, which specifically dog bites nationwide each year. and Game. When the study was rejected prohibited the importations of ferret and “I’ve never really heard of any feras “too limited and not scientifically By Cameron Douglas

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Kiosk Mon. Jan. 28 MST Public Hearing City Council Chambers 5:30 PM, Free 393-8122 • Mon. Jan. 28 Meet Artist Will Bullas Central Coast Art Association 777 Pearl St., Monterey 7 PM, Free 372-2841 • Thu. Jan. 31-Sun. Mar. 3 “Legally Blonde, the Musical” Golden Bough Theatre, Carmel Thu.-Fri., 7:30 PM, Sun. 2 PM $7.50-$28, 622-0100 • Fri. Feb. 1 Monarch Photo Reception Artisana Gallery 5-8 PM, Free 655-9775 • Fri. Feb. 1 Martin Shears/ Pop & Classics Plaza Linda Cantina, CV 7-9 PM, $10 659-4229 • Sat., Feb. 2 First Saturday Book Sale Pacific Grove Public Library Noon-5 PM Benefits Library Book Fund • Sat., Feb. 2 Kiki Wow & Vibe Tribe Plaza Linda Cantina, CV 7-9 PM, $10 659-4229 • Sat., Feb. 2 MBCS Kindergarten Open House 1450 Elm St., Seaside 10 AM- Noon, Free 655-4638 • Mon. Feb. 4 World Affairs Discussion “Future of the Euro” MPC, Soc. Sci. Bldg., Rm. 102 4-5:30 PM, Free • Tues. Feb. 5-Mar. 12 Collage Classics Class Scholze Park Center 280 Dickman Ave., Monterey 1-3 PM, $50 Resident/ $65 NonResident 646-3878 • Wed. Feb. 6 Speed Networking Event Embassy Suites 5:45 PM, $20 236-5545 • Sat. Feb. 9 Monterey Bay Charter Sch. Open House 1004 David Ave. 10 AM-Noon, Free 655-4638 • Sun. Feb. 10 Together With Love Run/Walk 1K Kids’ Fun Run Lovers’ Point 9 AM/8:15 AM, $38/$15 373-3955 • Mon. Feb. 11 World Affairs Discussion “Egypt”” MPC, Soc. Sci. Bldg., Rm. 102 4-5:30 PM, Free • Sat. & Sun. Feb. 16-17 Touch of the Orient Fundraiser Discovery Shop Country Club Gate 372-0866 • Mon. Feb. 18 World Affairs Discussion “NATO” MPC, Soc. Sci. Bldg., Rm. 102 4-5:30 PM, Free

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Game Day Special

Super what? A bowl, you say? Never heard of it. This Sunday equates to some kind of national holiday. One that is so special, so unique, and so trademarked, that it must not be named. In the world of publishing, we must operate under the strict rules laid out by not only the National Football league, but the rule of law, too. It is funny the hurdles advertisers need to jump through just to lay out their ads for the weekend. Take a look this year and you will see an invented sporting event such as the Gigantic Game. Perhaps there will be a Big Game this weekend. Of course, that could just be a water buffalo. This may be crazy but it does happen for a good reason. The NFL has spent years and a colossal fortune building the Super Bowl brand. It is without a doubt the most valuable contest in American sports, and the NFL deserves the right to enforce its trademark. It is a unique creature that come along once every year and, let’s face it, the only reason to watch football. Sure it may be fun to watch our favorite team through the whole season, if you are lucky, that is, but until the world knows who the best of the best is, there really is no point. That all makes sense, but the result is we get weekly circulars with tortured references that only allude to what we all know is the Super Bowl. Even the likes of the mighty Walmart are de-fanged, forced to use limp phrases like “big game.” It’s about as unsuper as it gets. But, as we all know, the NFL is a business and the term "Super Bowl" is a registered trademark of the National Football League. Heck, even NFL is a trademark of the NFL. So are the team names, for that matter. The trademark for NFL was filed and registered in 1969. Interestingly enough, the NFL had to buy the trademark from the original owner, a manufacturer who came out with a football-type board game in December 1966, on the eve of the first Super Bowl. There are dozens of infringements that have been successfully squelched by the NFL, e.g., The Super Bowl of Poker, Souper Bowl, and even a few cases where churches have been told to cancel their Super Bowl parties. It's been that way for some time now. Yes, the term "Super Bowl" is trademarked and the NFL protects their trademark vigorously. The only advertisers who can say "Super Bowl" (mostly for printed and radio/TV ads) are OFFICIAL Super Bowl sponsors. If

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S N CE you're the NFL and you were selling those ad slots for millions of dollars apiece, you would want to make sure not just everyone was misusing your trademark....costing you millions of dollars. The National Football League runs the Super Bowl and owns a million trademarks related to the Big Game, but fortunately the American people own the Constitution, including that pesky little First Amendment. There's a lot of confusion in newsrooms and media shops at this time of year about how to refer to the Super Bowl. The NFL has an army of lawyers to make sure that other people aren't making money off their trademarks, whether the Super Bowl, the various NFL team trademarks, the moniker Super Sunday, even the phrase "the Big Game." The final score? The news media can use the terms Super Bowl, Super Sunday, Big Game or any other euphemism in reporting on the event. The legal protection is something called "nominal fair use," but you might also call it "common sense," at least in a free, constitutional society such as ours. It's not a trademark violation to report on the Super Bowl any more than it is to refer to Mayo Clinic, Spam or Big Macs. Advertisers have to be more careful — if you own a pie shop, you can't claim to be the Official Pie Shop of the Super Bowl or something like that (unless, of course, you've paid a handsome fee to the NFL). But can you put a sign in your window or run an ad in a local newspaper that says, "Eat our delicious pie while watching the Super Bowl"? Only so as no one is confused that the NFL has approved or sponsored an ad, you are allowed to make nominative use of the name and it is not a

violation of the trademark law. The NFL routinely argues otherwise, and so it is no wonder that given the NFL's aggressive history on the issue major advertisers are skittish. Naturally the best advice is, when it comes to commercials, don't use the term “Super Bowl". It may not be the most precise advice, and it may not even be the most legally accurate advice, but it's certainly the safest advice. Meanwhile, the corner bar with a banner promoting chicken wings and big screen TVs for Super Bowl Sunday is probably OK, at least for now. In any case, for reporters and private citizens, you can take a deep breath and say "The Packers should be in the Super Bowl" all you want. But it still makes you wonder. Who are the bruisers in this situation? The men on the field, or the ones in the suits?


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Arts and Events



Jan. 15, 1967 Jan. 14, 1968 Jan. 12, 1969 Jan. 11, 1970 Jan. 17, 1971 Jan. 16, 1972 Jan. 14, 1973 Jan. 13, 1974 Jan. 12, 1975 Jan. 18, 1976 Jan. 9, 1977 Jan. 15, 1978 Jan. 21, 1979 Jan. 20, 1980 Jan. 25, 1981 Jan. 24, 1982 Jan. 30, 1983 Jan. 22, 1984 Jan. 20, 1985 Jan. 26, 1986 Jan. 25, 1987 Jan. 31, 1988 Jan. 22, 1989 Jan. 28, 1990 Jan. 27, 1991 Jan. 26, 1992 Jan. 31, 1993 Jan. 30, 1994 Jan. 29, 1995 Jan. 28, 1996 Jan. 26, 1997 Jan. 25, 1998 Jan. 31, 1999 Jan. 30, 2000 Jan. 28, 2001 Feb. 3, 2002 Jan. 26, 2003 Feb. 1, 2004 Feb. 6, 2005 Feb. 5, 2006 Feb. 4, 2007 Feb. 3, 2008 Feb. 1, 2009 Feb. 7, 2010 Feb. 6, 2011 Feb. 5, 2012

Showings Team Name Wins 8 Pittsburgh Steelers 6 8 Dallas Cowboys 7 New England Patriots 3 6 San Francisco 49ers 5 6 Denver Broncos 5 Green Bay Packers 4 5 New York Giants 4 5 Washington Redskins 3 5 LA/Oakland Raiders 3 5 Miami Dolphins 4 Balt./Indianapolis Colts 4 Minnesota Vikings 0 4 Buffalo Bills 0 3 LA/St. Louis Rams 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs 1 2 Chicago Bears 2 Baltimore Ravens 1 2 Cincinnati Bengals 0 2 Philadelphia Eagles 0 1 New York Jets 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 New Orleans Saints 1 1 San Diego Chargers 0 1 Atlanta Falcons 1 Tennessee Titans 0 1 Carolina Panthers 0 1 Seattle Seahawks 0 1 Arizona Cardinals 0 0 Cleveland Browns 0 0 Detroit Lions 0 0 Jacksonville Jaguars 0 0 Houston Texans 0


Memorial Coliseum Orange Bowl Orange Bowl Tulane Stadium Orange Bowl Tulane Stadium LA Memorial Coliseum Rice Stadium Tulane Stadium Orange Bowl Rose Bowl Superdome Orange Bowl Rose Bowl Superdome Silverdome Rose Bowl Tampa Stadium Stanford Stadium Superdome Rose Bowl Jack Murphy Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium Superdome Tampa Stadium Metrodome Rose Bowl Georgia Dome Joe Robbie Stadium San Devil Stadium Superdome Qualcomm Stadium Pro Player Stadium Georgia Dome Raymond James Stadium Superdome Qualcomm Stadium Reliant Stadium Alltel Stadium Ford Field Dolphin Stadium U of Phoenix Stadium Raymond James Stadium Sun Life Stadium Cowboys Stadium Lucas Oil Stadium


Los Angeles Miami Miami New Orleans Miami New Orleans Los Angeles Houston New Orleans Miami Pasadena New Orleans Miami Pasadena New Orleans Pontiac Pasadena Tampa Stanford New Orleans Pasadena San Diego Miami New Orleans Tampa Minneapolis Pasadena Atlanta Miami Tempe New Orleans San Diego Miami Atlanta Tampa New Orleans San Diego Houston Jacksonville Detroit Miami Glendale Tampa Miami Arlington Indianapolis

Teams and scores

Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10 Green Bay Packers 33, Oakland Riders 14 New York Jets 16, Baltimore 7 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7 Baltimore 16, Dallas 13 Dallas 24, Miami 3 Miami 14, Washington 7 Miami 24, Minnesota 7 Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6 Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17 Oakland 32, Minnesota 14 Dallas 27, Denver 10 Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31 Pittsburgh 31, Los Angeles 19 Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10 San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21 Washington 27, Miami 17 Los Angeles 38, Washington 9 San Francisco 38, Miami 16 Chicago 46, New England 10 New York Giants 39, Denver 20 Washington 42, Denver 10 San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16 San Francisco 55, Denver 10 New York Giants 20, Buffalo 19 Washington 37, Buffalo 24 Dallas 52, Buffalo 17 Dallas 30, Buffalo 13 San Francisco 49, San Diego 26 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17 Green Bay 35, New England 21 Denver 31, Green Bay 24 Denver 34, Atlanta 19 St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16 Baltimore 34, NY Giants 7 New England 20, St. Louis 17 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21 New England 32, Carolina 29 New England 24, Philadelphia 21 Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10 Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17 New York Giants 17, New England 14 Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23 New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17 Green Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25 New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17

Losses % Won Season 2 75.0% 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2008, 2010 5 3 62.5% 1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1992, 1993, 1995 4 42.9% 1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011 0 100% 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994, 2012 2 4 33.3% 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998 1 80.0% 1966, 1967, 1996, 1997, 2010 1 80.0% 1986, 1990, 2000, 2007, 2011 The record for consecutive wins is two and 2 60.0% 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991 is shared by seven franchises: 2 60.0% 1967, 1976, 1980, 1983, 2002 1967-68 Green Bay Packers 2 3 40.0% 1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1984, 1973-74 Miami Dolphins 2 2 50.0% 1968, 1970, 2006, 2009 1975-76 Pittsburgh Steelers 4 0% 1969, 1973, 1974, 1976 1979-80 Pittsburgh Steelers 4 0% 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 1989-90 San Francisco 49ers 2 33.3% 1979, 1999, 2001 1993-94 Dallas Cowboys 1 50.0% 1966, 1969 1998-99 Denver Broncos 1 1 50.0% 1985, 2006 2004-05 New England Patriots. 0 100% 2000, 2012 2 0% 1981, 1988 2 0% 1980, 2004 There have only been six times that the same franchises have met in multiple 0 100% 1968 Super Bowls. 1 0 100% 2002 The first was Super Bowl XIII, which featured a rematch of Super Bowl X, 0 100% 2009 with the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Dallas Cowboys in both contests. 1 0% 1994 The two franchises would meet for a third time in Super Bowl XXX, with the 0 1 0% 1998 Cowboys leaving victorious. 1 0% 1999 The Washington Redskins avenged their loss in Super Bowl VII by defeating 1 0% 2003 the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII. 1 0% 2005 The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in both Super 1 0% 2008 Bowl XVI and XXIII. 0 — N/A The only back-to-back rematch came in Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII, with 0 — N/A the Dallas Cowboys defeating the Buffalo Bills in both contests. 0 — N/A Most recently, Super Bowl XLVI featured the New York Giants defeating the 0 — N/A New England Patriots, the same result as Super Bowl XLII.

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In the Kitchen Neil Jameson

The Retired Firehouse Cook There’s nothing that says “Super Bowl Party” like Buffalo Wings. A sports bar staple since the late 1960s, they’re hot and spicy, so they’re traditionally served with bleu cheese or Ranch dressing and celery sticks (to put out the fire). They can be deep fried or oven fried and one can vary the “fire” by adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper or hot sauce used in the recipe. But where did they come from?

The Jim Galbo Story

I am originally from Buffalo, NY and I recall “wings” popping onto the bar scene in the late 1960s . . . The origin? I know Anchor Bar has been telling their story(ies) for many years but consider this: My late father told me of a barbeque shack on the East side of Buffalo that he and some friends used to frequent for chicken, lake fish

Game Day favorite Buffalo Wings: The stories and the definitive recipe

and ribs. The owner was an older black man (name unremembered) who relocated from the south (not sure where) who didn’t barbeque the wing portion of his chickens because they often burned and the customers complained. He froze the wings and a couple times per month he would thaw and deep fry them, toss them in his hot sauce and sell them for almost nothing. No celery or carrot sticks, no bleu cheese or ranch dipping sauce, just southern fried wings in hot sauce.

The Anchor Bar Quintet of Stories

The surprise guest version Buffalo wings were first prepared at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY by Teressa Bellissimo, who owned the bar with her husband Frank. Their son, Dominic, showed up one evening with several of

his friends. Teressa needed a fast and easy snack so she came up with the idea of deep frying chicken wings (normally thrown away or reserved for stock) and tossing them in cayenne hot sauce. The snowstorm version There was a harsh snowstorm in Buffalo. When is there NOT a harsh snowstorm in Buffalo? The owners of the Anchor Bar were snowed in. In order to keep from starving, Teressa deep fried chicken wings – normally thrown out – and served them as a dish. The Catholic customer version Dominic Bellissimo (Frank and Teressa’s son) told The New Yorker reporter Calvin Trillin in 1980: “It was Friday night in the bar and since people were buying a lot of drinks he wanted to do something nice for them at midnight when the mostly Catholic patrons would

be able to eat meat again.” His mother, Teressa, came up with the idea of chicken wings. There was mis-delivery of wings instead of backs and necks for making the bar’s spaghetti sauce.Frank Bellissimo says that he asked Teressa to do something with them and she invented the dish.

The John Young Wings ‘N Things Story

John Young claims credit for serving chicken wings in a special “mambo sauce”. Chicken wings in mambo sauce became the specialty at his Buffalo restaurant in the mid-1960s. His wings were breaded. Young had registered the name of his restaurant, John Young’s Wings ‘n Things, at the county courthouse before leaving Buffalo in 1970.

This is the original spicy Buffalo chicken wings recipe from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY. You can adjust the heat by adding more or less cayenne and Tabasco. Makes 6 Servings of Buffalo Chicken Wings (6 per person) Ingredients: 36 chicken wing pieces (one wing makes 2 pieces - the “flat” and the “drum”) 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tsp. salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 Tbsp. white vinegar 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/8 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. Tabasco sauce 1/4 tsp. salt 6 Tbsp. Louisiana hot sauce (Frank’s is the brand used in Buffalo) 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter or margarine

Seasoned Popcorn Pop a batch of popcorn – in fact a lot of batches of popcorn – and instead of salt and butter, consider seasoning it with and of the following: Italian seasoning Parmesan cheese

Preparation: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. If necessary, cut whole wings into two pieces. The wing tip doesn’t really have enough meat on it to make it worth your while, so either toss them out or use them for stock. In a bowl toss the wings with the oil, and salt. Place into a large plastic shopping bag, and add the flour. Shake to coat evenly. Remove Home Improved Chili

If you’re putting on the party, you don’t want to be slaving over a hot stove and then be too tired to enjoy the game – and the commercials and the half time entertainment. So, thought I would not enter this in a chili contest where the purists would drum you right out, what’s the harm in heating up a big (and I mean big – a #10 can) of chili con carne? At the firehouse, we would have our own little Super Bowl parties, and even though we might not get to see the whole game, we got to eventually eat all the food. To home improve your #10 can of chili, make it in crock pot (less chance of burning it on the stove). To your favorite #10 can of chili: add 1 can of Mexican style diced stewed tomatoes. In a large frying pan, saute a pound of hot pork sausage, a large yellow onion (diced), 1 or two jalapeno peppers (diced), 1 or two bell peppers diced, 1 Tbsp. Chili powder, 2 Tbsp. Chopped garlic, 1 Tbsp. Cumin


Game Day Special • January 25, 2013

Hot Artichoke/ Spinach Dip

Bacon Wrapped Delights

This dip is amazing -- so cheesy and fragrant. If you don’t like artichokes, don’t worry -- you’ll never know they’re in there! My only question is: Is it okay to just eat it with a spoon right out of the dish?

A delicious and visually stunning appetizer is easily made by wrapping asparagus bundles and enoki mushrooms in strips of bacon before roasting in the oven. Prep Time: 25 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Ready In: 40 Minutes Servings: 6

Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 25 Minutes Ready In: 40 Minutes Servings: 12



1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

12 spears white asparagus 4 ounces enoki mushrooms 24 slices bacon

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt salt and pepper to taste 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced 1/4-inch thick

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). 2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Blanch the asparagus until it is barely cooked and still crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. When done, plunge the asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking. When cool, trim the asparagus to 8-inch lengths. Wrap a bundle of 6 asparagus spears with six strips of bacon, side by side, securing each slice with a toothpick. The bacon should be wrapped around twice so that there are two layers.

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a small baking dish. 2. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, garlic, basil, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Gently stir in artichoke hearts and spinach. 3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake in the preheated oven 25 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned.

3. Trim the enoki mushrooms, and separate into 12 pieces. Stuff each enoki piece with four pieces of shiitake. Wrap each bundle with a slice of bacon, wrapping around twice, and secure with a toothpick. Place the bundles on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet.

“Save the Pool” Benefit Spaghetti Feed

4. Roast in preheated oven for 6 minutes, then flip the bundles over, and cook for another 4 to 6 minutes, until the bacon is brown and crisp. 5. To serve, remove all 24 toothpicks, and slice the asparagus bundles between the bacon. Drain on paper towels for a moment before serving.


Date: January 26th Time: 4pm-8pm Join the Pacific Grove Masonic Lodge #331, as they generously host a spaghetti feed benefitting the Lovers Point Children’s Pool Fundraising Campaign.

$10 per person $5 Kids 12 & Under Dine-In or Take-Out Meal Includes:    

Yummy Spaghetti w/Meat or Vegetarian Sauce Salad Garlic Bread Choice of Water, Ice Tea or Lemonade

Location: The Masonic Lodge 130 Congress Ave., Pacific Grove (by Caledonia Park & the PG Post Office)

For tickets and more info call: Don Mothershead • 831.648.3130 Or stop by City Hall

Cilantro and cayenne give this tasty guacamole a kick. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Ready In: 10 Minutes Servings: 4 INGREDIENTS : 3 avocados - peeled, pitted, and mashed 1 lime, juiced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup diced onion 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper, optional DIRECTIONS: 1. In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt. 2. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic. 3. Stir in cayenne pepper. 4. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately.

January 25, 2013 • CEDAR STREET TIMES

Game Day Special • Page 5 Beer Battered Cod Sliders

German-Style Pretzels

INGREDIENTS: 3 3/4 cups bread flour (20 ounces), plus more for dusting 1 1/2 cups warm water 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

These chewy pretzels develop a shiny, professional-looking crust as they bake.

A delicious and visually stunning appetizer is easily made by wrapping asparagus bundles and enoki mushrooms in strips of bacon before roasting in the oven.

Prep Time: 45 Minutes Cook Time: 15-20 Minutes Ready In: 4 Hours Servings: 6

Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Ready In: 40 Minutes Servings: 4

10 cups lukewarm water 1/2 cup baking soda Coarse salt or pretzel salt, for sprinkling (see Note)

DIRECTIONS: 1. In the bowl of a standing electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the 3 3/4 cups of bread flour with the warm water, yeast, kosher salt and butter and knead at medium speed until the flour is evenly moistened, 2 minutes. Increase the speed to high and knead until a smooth, elastic dough forms around the hook, 8 minutes. 2. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Cover loosely with a dry kitchen towel and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces and form each one into a ball. Cover the dough balls with the towel and let rest for another 5 minutes. 3. On an unfloured surface, roll each ball of dough into an 18-inch-long rope, tapering them slightly at both ends. To shape each pretzel, form the rope into a U shape. Cross the ends over each other twice to form the twist, then bring the ends to the bottom of the U and press the tips onto it. Arrange the pretzels on 2 large baking sheets lined with parchment paper and let stand uncovered in a warm place for 45 minutes, or until slightly risen. Refrigerate the pretzels uncovered for at least 2 hours or overnight. 4. Preheat the oven to 400°. 5. Dissolve 1/2 cup baking soda in 2 quarts of boiling water. Boil the pretzels for 30 seconds, then drain on wire racks before salting and baking. 6. Sprinkle the pretzels with coarse salt and bake on the top and middle racks of the oven until shiny-brown and risen, about 17 minutes; shift the pans halfway through baking. Let the pretzels cool slightly on the baking sheets before serving. 7. Pretzels baked without salt can be frozen for up to 1 month. Spray the frozen pretzels with water and sprinkle with salt before reheating in a 275° oven until warmed through, about 20 minutes.

INGREDIENTS: Ingredients Caper Lemon Tartar Sauce: 1 cup mayo 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped 2 tablespoons pickle relish 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Fennel Slaw: 1 1/2 cups red cabbage, sliced thin 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped 1 medium bulb fennel, trimmed and thinly sliced, save fronds for garnish 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about 1 lemon) 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Fish: 6 cups peanut oil, for frying 2 cups plus 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon table salt One 12-ounce bottle good beer (Irish stout preferred) 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 pound cod fillet, cut into pieces the length of the buns Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Sandwich Build: 8 parker house rolls, buttered and griddled until toasted

DIRECTIONS: 1. For the caper lemon tartar sauce: Mix the mayo, capers, relish, lemon juice, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper, cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes marry the flavors. 2. For the fennel slaw: Mix the red cabbage, parsley and fennel in a large bowl. Whisk the lemon juice and mustard in a small bowl; whisk in the oil until the dressing is smooth. Toss with the fennel mixture and season with salt and pepper. Slaw can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated up to 2 days. 3. For the fish: Heat the oil to 375 degrees F in a heavy-bottomed Dutch oven or deep fryer. 4. Whisk 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add the beer and egg and mix until combined. 5. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper. Dredge the fish in the remaining 1/2 cup flour, shake off any excess, then dunk into the batter mixture, letting the excess drip off. Fry the fish in the hot oil until golden brown and crispy, 4 to 5 minutes. 6. For the sandwich build: Place the hot, fried fish on the rolls. Then top with the slaw and slather the top bun in the tartar sauce. Garnish with a fennel frond. Grab with both hands and bite hard.

Living ‘La Pura Vida’ on a Motocicleta Join us for an exciting travelogue by Michael Polkabla about his recent 3-week trip through Costa Rica on a motorcycle! Sunday January 27, 2013 5:00 PM

Rain or shine! Slide show Light refreshments Bring a friend! No need to be able to speak Spanish, but you will learn what “Salida!” means, at least when said by a Nicaraguan border guard.

Jameson’s Classic Motorcycle Museum 305 Forest Ave. Pacific Grove 831-331-3334


Times • January 25, 2013


Pacific Grove

Sports and Leisure

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Thursday- Wednesday Compiled by Kellen Gibbs

Soccer: Wednesday Friday- Vs. Santa Cruz (Kirbys); Away Varsity: 10 Breakers, 1 Kirbys Tuesday- Vs. Anzar; Home Varsity: 4 Breakers, 0 Anzar Basketball: Friday- Vs. Marina; Home JV: 64 Breakers, 48 Marina Varsity: 66 Breakers, 45 Marina Wednesday- Vs. King City; Home JV: 44 Breakers, 40 King City Varsity: 67 Breakers, 53 King City

Ben Alexander

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

Each mark = $1,000

__ $200,000

Breaker Scores: January 17 - 23 Girls

Soccer: Thursday Vs. RLS; Home JV: 0 Breakers, 1 RLS, Varsity: 1Breakers, 1 RLS Wednesday- Vs. Gonzales; Home JV: 0 Breakers, 6 Gonzales Varsity: 5 Breakers, 2 Gonzales Basketball: Friday- Vs. Santa Catalina; Away JV: 38 Breakers, 22 Santa Catalina Varsity: 41 Santa Catalina, 33 Breakers Wednesday- Vs. King City; Away JV: 34 Breakers, 20 King City Varsity: 40 Breakers, 53 King City

Breaker of the Week Bianca Rosa Bianca Rosa is a Senior and plays Varsity Girls Soccer. She scored two goals in PG's win against Gonzales.

Breaker of the Week sponsored by Central Coast Silkscreen & Embroidery 215 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove 831.372.1401

Check your shaft I recently watched a movie about the golfers in 1900. The shafts they used were made out of wood; the club faces were made out of solid steel. The technology was really high tech for the time, but the problem was many of the wooden shafts broke on a regular basis. The shafts didn’t have a lot of bend or whip to them as compared to the shafts of today. Any PGA professional will tell you the shaft is the most important part of the golf club. The amateur player usually looks at the styling of the club, which is also important. For lower scores in the 2013 season, make sure to get your golf club shaft checked for proper specifications to your golf swing.

Pool Update as of Jan. 23, 2013

208 individuals have pledged more than $39,000 total; seven service groups have pledged more than $9.000; four employee associations have pledged a total of $7,000. the total today pledged or collected is $96,490.12 toward a goal of $200,000.

Breaker of the Week Josh Wren Josh Wren, Sophomore plays JV Boys Basketball. He scored 16 points in the win against King City.

Breaker of the Week sponsored by Pete’s Autobody & Glass 214 Fountain Ave., Pacific Grove 831.372.2755

January 25, 2013 • CEDAR STREET

By Kellen Gibbs It was definitely a good night for Pacific Grove Boys Basketball on Wednesday, Jan. 23 with the Breakers grabbing wins against the King City Mustangs in both Junior Varsity and Varsity. The JVs ended with a score of 44 to 40 though Varsity gave a little bit more leeway, finishing 67 to 53. The Breakers took the lead early on in the JV game and, though it came close, never let go of it. At the end of the first

half, the Breakers led the game 28-19 and went into the third quarter looking as if they had the game in hand. But King City came out ready to respond bringing the game to a close score of 34-31 in the end of the third. As the seconds were dwindling down in the fourth, King City hit a 3 pointer to bring the game one point away with a score of 41-40. It was two unfortunate penalties on King City that put this tight game to rest with a final score of 44-40. As soon as the JV game ended the Varsity team took the court and the

Breakers came out ready to play. Just like the JV game, the Varsity Breakers quickly took the lead over the Mustangs with each player contributing to the first quarter score of 16-10, Breakers leading. It wasn’t till the second that some names started to stand out in the announcer’s booth; # 23 Jordan Borne, #4 Luke Lowell, and #30 John Buttrey helped the team to a 22-point lead, topped off with a nice three-pointer from #3 Kevin Russo to end the half with a score of 37-12. The Breakers were dominating. The third quarter had a lot of action that seemed to Left: JV’s Uche Ebo #23 a King City player. Right: Miles Cutcheon #32 on the defense of the basket. Below, Left: Noah Dalhammer heads down the courtt. Center: Luke Lowell, #4, passes to Miles Cutcheon #32 who Right: goes up for the goal.

Left: Renzon Morata has possession. Below: Jordan Borne us under attack by three King City players.

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fall in favor of the Mustangs, cutting the Breakers' lead down to a tighter 16 points. In the final period of the game King City fought hard but were matched by the Pacific Grove’s ability to answer the call. It was a valiant effort by the Mustangs but in the end the Breakers came on top, 67-53 putting them at 4-and-2 in league. The Breakers will be back at home this Friday against Greenfield, Monday against York and will travel to Carmel on Wednesday to play the Padres. Go get ‘em Breakers!


Times • January 25, 2013

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

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

Offered at $825,000

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875 Spencer St.

Pacific Grove Light and bright Mediterranean 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 car garage in New Monterey. Great bay views from living room, dining room, bedroom and bath. Prime location for starter, second home or rental property.

Offered at $495,000

Bill Bluhm (831) 277-2782

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

Offered at $435,000

Marilyn Vassallo (831) 372-8634



Monterey Light, well maintained 2 bedroom, one bath end unit situated in the Tanglewood condominiums of Skyline Forest offers a great opportunity. Convenient location. Traditional sale!

Offered at $312,500

Offered at $665,000

Arleen Hardenstein (831) 915-8989

988 Madison St.

Shawn Quinn (831) 236-4318

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

Offered at $610,000

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129 Brookside Place

131 5th Street

Marina Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a quiet cul-de-sac. Great kitchen with stainless appliances, wood floors, new carpet, new tile, wood burning fireplace in living room, fresh paint, new landscaping.

Offered at $395,000

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

Helen Bluhm (831) 277-2783

Offered at $649,900



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4 SW of 10th Ave. on San Antonio

1001 Funston Ave., #5

Carmel Located just steps away from the beaches of Carmel and a brisk walk to Carmel-by-the-Sea’s shops, art galleries and world renowned dining, this 3 bed, 2 bath Carmel gem has spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Pebble Beach.

Offered at $3,850,000

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30 Tanglewood Rd.


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



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4760 Sea Crest Drive


1111 Lincoln Ave.





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

T.J. Bristol (831) 521-3131

open houSe liSting - Jan 25th - Jan 28th Marina $395,000 3BR/2BA Open Sat 2-4 129 Brookside Pl X Cardoza Ave Piper Loomis 831-402-2884

Pacific Grove $435,000 2BR/1BA Open Sun 1-4 1111 Lincoln Ave. X Buena Vista Ave. Shawn Quinn 831-236-4318

Pacific Grove $825,000 3BR/2BA + 2 BR/1BA Open Sat 1-4 305-307 Cypress St X Pine Ave Shawn Quinn 831-236-4318

Monterey $610,000 2BR/2BA Open Mon 12-2 988 Madison St. X Monroe St. Ricardo Azucena 831-917-1849

Pacific Grove $825,000 3BR/2BA + 2BR/1BA Open Fri 2-4 and Sun 12-2 305-307 Cypress St X Pine Ave Piper Loomis 831-402-2884

Pacific Grove $825,000 3BR/2BA + 2BR/1BA Open Sun 2-4 305-307 Cypress St X Pine Ave Arleen Hardenstein 831-915-8989

Offered at $380,000

Joe Smith (831) 238-1984

Market SnapShot (as of January 22, 2013) Pacific Grove Single Family

Number of Properties

Median Price

Current Inventory


$719,000 $1,300,254


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