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A recent long run of spectacular sunrises and sunsets, along with a breathtaking full moon, have had photographers out in droves. Skyler Lewis caught this shot of grasses at Asilomar.
Temporary solutions sought for running, staffing Pt. Piños Grill The city council meeting on Jan. 12 was probably a precursor to future meetings when, in February, the powers-that-be will undertake the question of changes to the use permit at the Pt. Piños Grill. Staff this week sought funding for the short-term continuation of operations as they seek a long-term contract solution to running the restaurant portion of the golf course clubhouse. Currently, the golf pro, Joe Reikana, has the reins, albeit probably reluctantly. It is staffed with short-term, part time people, positions which were previously approved by the Council. Councilmember Dan Miller asked, “What does Joe know about running a restaurant?”
City manager Tom Frutchey answered, “No more than anyone else” the city employs. The prospects for a long-term contractor will depend partly on use permit upgrades, he said. He was referring to the option of adding lights to the parking lot, extending hours, and serving alcoholic beverages. “The City has lost money every year because of the restrictions on the agreement,” he pointed out. Currently, the clubhouse is open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In the winter and until 7:00 p.m. in the summer. Only beer and wine are served, along with food. The parking lot is not lit, which precludes later events and raises questions of ADA compliancy. The subject of a liquor license, which comes up in February, will be a controversial
one. The City had invited comment up until Jan. 10 on the question, and a few people have spoken at the council’s oral communications time. Public input was collected and is being compiled, though results are not yet available. Staff sought approval of $220,000 in expenses, saying they expected revenue of $230,000 before a long-term contractor could be found. But Frutchey said they have a potential vendor in mind who could take it over and have it up and running in 48 hours, subject to council approval. There will be closed discussions with that vendor on Friday, Jan. 21.
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Councilmember Bill Kampe suggested looking into having local caterers run it. Councilmember Rudy Fischer suggested that it could possibly be closed, but Councilmember Robert Huitt said that what is needed is flexibility. Frutchey pointed out that he has authority to okay up to $15,000 per contract just to keep it going, but it was not enough. City Attorney Laredo, in response to an inquiry from Mayor Garcia about the amount requested, said “You can pare it down but you can’t add to it.”
Carillons a dead ringer
City Hall’s Carillon chimes croaked. The current system is more than 40 years old and has been fairly low maintenance until the last few years, says staff. But they have failed and it has nothing to do with the seagulls -- the computer needs to be replaced. There is a $13,100 quote to upgrade to a moderate system and the item came up on the City Council agenda. Ring our chimes! There is a Carillon Fund and $24,000 is in it from donations! Bill Kampe wanted to chime in on the issue: “What about the neighbors? Does anyone see it as noise?” he asked. No, not until seagull mating season, say the neighbors at Cedar Street Times. The Carillon item passed, thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Quasimodo.
Celebration of Jessie Bray’s Life
A Celebration of Jessie Bray’s Life will take place at the Pacific Grove Middle School Auditorium on Saturday, January 22nd at 12:00 noon. A reception will immediately follow across the street at Canterbury Woods’ John Tennant Memorial Auditorium. The public is welcome. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Pacific Grove Teachers Association Scholarship Fund for prospective teachers, 555 Sinex Ave., (pgusd.org); the Pacific Grove Public Library, Fund our Library Campaign, 550 Central Ave., (pacificgrove.lib.ca.us); or the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave., (pgmuseum.org/donate), all in Pacific Grove, CA, 93950. Please visit www.thepaulmortuary.com to sign Jessie’s guest book and leave messages for her family.
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PG Doggone Dog Report Bark, bark, bark
Power Struggle by Erika McLitus
How strange to feel the shift within, not like a tremor or a tempest— though I have them in abundance— no, more like a shuffling of cards: the queen is now before the jack, the ace before the king. So strange, to think of the ordered and important pieces of you rearranging themselves within the confines of your mind, risking that the order which surfaces will be a distortion, a perversion, hastily thrown together by chance or design. And if the pattern changes, so does the definition. I have to wonder, which facet of my psyche will emerge victorious, eyes jaded and melancholy and proud, dangling power from a string tied around her finger.
A neighbor called to complain about a barking dog on Willow Street. The owner was given some lessons on how to keep Mr. Dog quiet, and advised that if it didn’t work, he would be cited. The complainant was given a Barking Dog Log. We checked, and Alpha Stationers doesn’t sell Barking Dog Logs so we were unable to confirm the existence of such a thing.
Bark, Bark, Bark Redux
A neighbor called to complain about a barking dog on Grove Acre Avenue. The owner was given some lessons on how to keep Mr. Dog quiet. The owner advised that the dog was new to the family and hoped it would settle into its new home soon. It is not known whether the owner was given a Barking Dog Log.
An Epidemic of Abandoned Cars
A vehicle with no steering wheel was towed from Funston and Buena Vista. If you have the steering wheel and no car to match it with, you may contact Monterey Garage. Abandoned vehicles were reported to the rear of a home on Alder on a street-to-street lot. An abandoned vehicle with a registration that expired in 2006 was towed from Piedmont Avenue. A vehicle was towed for a 72-hour violation from Arkwright Ct.
Lost & Found
A jacket with keys and a card was found on Sunset Drive. A cell phone was lost on Pine Avenue A wallet was found on Pine Avenue. A wallet was found on Sinex. A scarf was lost on Pacific Avenue. A driver’s license was found on Ocean View.
Stolen & Found
Female arrested for theft at a store on Forest Avenue. A business owner saw a gold necklace being stolen on the store’s camera. The suspect rapidly exited the store and got into a vehicle with a “lookout.” The business owner couldn’t catch the bad guy. Safeway caught a shoplifter who was transported and booked. A victim reported someone had tried to use her debit card, but had been unsuccessful.
Stolen & Lost
A coat and necklace were stolen a few weeks ago from the victim’s apartment. A person who didn’t get the email warning about leaving one’s car unlocked left her car unlocked. A GPS and a phone charger unit were stolen overnight.
Women’s restroom at the baseball field. It was unlocked. They didn’t get the email either, apparently.
A vehicle associated with a felony warrant was observed and stopped and the driver was handcuffed. It was found he wasn’t the bad guy, and was reportedly understanding about it.
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Aaron Corn changes plea to ‘no contest’
Aaron Corn, 19, entered a no contest plea to drunken driving resulting in personal injury as well as auto theft. He had originally pleaded not guilty to charges in March, 2010. He was the driver of a friend’s vehicle that crashed on Feb. 21, injuring four. Corn faced a potential maximum sentence of 14 years in prison, but now faces a maximum 9 years and 8 months in prison after changing his plea to ‘no contest.’ The minimum sentence he faces is felony probation. He is scheduled to be back in court on Feb. 23.
Available at Superintendent’s Office 831-646-6510 or at www.pgusd.org Due at the Superintendent’s Office 555 Sinex Ave., Pacific Grove no later than Mon., Jan. 31, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. The Board will review the applications and conduct the interviews of the final applicants at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on February 3, 2011. After conducting the interviews in open session the Board will finalize their selection and make the provisional appointment. The selected candidate will be sworn in at the regular Board meeting on Thursday, February 24, 2011. For further information contact the Superintendent Office at 646-6510.
Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported by Guy Chaney
Week ending 01/19/11.................................... ..00 Total for the season....................................... 9.94 To date last year (2009)................................. 8.05
Wettest year............................................................. 47.15 during rain year 7/1/97-6/30/98* Driest year.................................................................. 9.87 during rain year 7/1/75-6/30/76* High this past week...................................................... 67° Low this past week....................................................... 46° *Data from http://www.weather.nps.navy.mil/renard.wx/
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Bringing dogs to work The adventures of a new adoptee
Squeak up! About 20 percent of companies in the United States allow dogs in the workplace. Here in Pacific Grove the number is much higher, as our dogs are like children to us. It seems like you can’t walk into a store here without meeting someone’s furry friend at the door. J.W. Warrington, Ms. Trawicks’ Garden Shop, I’m Puzzled, Glen Gobel Frames . . . you get the point. This is really nice, and we love it, so we decided that Squeak would become OUR official office dog. Hey, now we’re right alongside Google, Amazon and Ben&Jerry’s. Squeaky has been in our lives at the newspaper office for over a week now, and we love having her at work. She just so happens to be the best dog ever, despite her squeaking, she doesn’t charge people coming in the door or snarl or growl, thank goodness. She just perks her huge, Yoda-like ears and. . .well, squeaks. There are definitely dogs, especially little ones, that bark, snarl, rush people and all sorts of other undesirable things when they are brought to a work place. This got me thinking. What are the specific rules of bringing your dog to work? The first rule is to bring an animal to work who doesn’t scare away guests, if you have a store front. Squeaky brings her bed, her water Squeak has a friend down the street who hangs out in a bowl, her treats and her mom to work. window who absolutely has a conniption when Squeaky passes by. Squeak wouldn’t want to go into that store and neither would I, so it is hard to buy from there. If you have an office, you should only bring your dog to work if they get along with other office pets, and are potty trained (for obvious reasons). Squeak is the perfect office dog, and tells us when she wants to go out, she also stays in one place when she is asked. Then again, all parents think their children are flawless. Right? The second rule of office/doggie tango is, if your dog is as awesome as Squeaky is, and you bring them to work, they should be happy and comfortable. Bring a bed for them, or a blanket they like. Make sure they have lots of food and water, and they are in a place that makes them happy. Be sure to take your dog on plenty of walks. The career website, www.seekingsuccess.com, says that you should not delegate the walks your dog needs to coworkers, something of which I am totally guilty. Our editor loves to take Squeak to the bank, and as long as she is happy to do it, it makes us happy. Rule number two broken. Oh well. Squeaky just recently met her cousin, Denali, who is a very impressive black Chiweenie. His mom bathed him before he came to visit, as he is a country dog, and is usually pretty. . .well, country smelling, (if you know what I mean). This brings us to rule number three, which is to keep your pet clean, and smelling decent. We even have mobile pet grooming services here in Pacific Grove, like Lynda’s Mobile Pet Grooming, (831) 655-5424, who can gussy up your dog while you get some much needed filing done. I mean, really, who wants a muddy or smelly dog in the office? Squeaking of dirt, some people are allergic to dogs, so be considerate. If Fido is making the office sneeze, he might have to go to doggie daycare instead of with you. Lastly, make sure you aren’t breaking any laws by bringing your dog to a place the health department doesn’t approve of, or bringing your dog to work when their shots aren’t up to date. Squeak up, and enjoy your dog at work. We sure do!
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January 21, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
Pacific Grove school board seeks applicants for vacant member seat Ralph Gómez Porras, Superintendent, Pacific Grove Unified School District, announced at the regular Board of Education meeting on January 13, 2011, that School Board member Jessie Bray had passed away on December 21, 2010. As per Education Code, it is now the Governing Board’s duty to fill the vacancy. At the January 13, 2011 Board meeting, the Trustees passed Resolution 882, formally opening the vacancy for a Board member seat. Anyone interested in being considered for the position may request an application by contacting the Superintendent’s Office at 831-646-6510 or visiting the District’s website at www.pgusd.org. Applicants must be registered voters, living in the District and not otherwise disqualified from holding a civil office. Applications are due in the Superintendent’s office no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, January 31, 2011. The Board will review the applications and conduct the interviews of the final applicants at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on February 3, 2011. After conducting the interviews in open session the Board will finalize their selection and make the provisional appointment. The selected candidate will be sworn in at the regular Board meeting on Thursday, February 24, 2011. For further information contact the Superintendent Office at 646-6510.
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In our Jan. 7, 2011 issue we described the incident in the photo as being a GMC which struck the open door of a Jeep. The owner of the GMC said that he is the GMC owner and that while passing the Jeep he was struck by a driver who opened the door nto the GMC. He hopes, as do we, that it will not alter the legality of the case. In our Jan. 14, 2011 issue we ran a picture and story of some young people who played the violin at the Farmers Market and donated the funds to the library. We described part of the money as coming from Heritage Houses for the Birds, but in fact the bird houses were only used as money boxes. The money came from donations as the children gave away books in front of Robert Down school.
Close encounters of the catamount kind On February 26th the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will open an exhibition called “Living with Mountain Lions.” They would like to get photos of mountain lions from the public, with notes about where and when they took their photos. Museum staff plans to put these on a large bulletin board, and tie them into a map of Monterey County and/ or California, whenever possible. “We’re also interested in collecting first-person stories about mountain lion encounters, also for possible inclusion,” said Annie Holdren, Exhibitions Curator. To be included, or for more information, email Annie Holdren, email@example.com or call the Museum at 648-5716.
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The Odd Couple (1968) After Redford and Newman last week, we have another classic film duo in The Odd Couple from 1968, playing Thursday and Friday at the Lighthouse. Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon star as the slob and the fussbudget who drive each other crazy when they try to share an apartment. A year before Butch and Sundance bickered like an old married couple, Oscar and Felix were at each other’s throats over household cleanliness (Oscar has no interest) and annoying habits (Felix is a neurotic bundle of them). The Odd Couple began life as a Broadway hit by Neil Simon, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Matthau and Art Carney. In a clever iteration of Simon’s comedy of a few years earlier, Barefoot in the Park (both plays were directed by Nichols and both movies were directed by Gene Sacks), Simon realized how much further he could take marital combat when the participants didn’t have to love each other, they just had to live together. With undercurrents of unhappy divorce and suicide attempts, the comedy is decidedly darker than you may remember if what you remember best is the thoroughly enjoyable hit TV show with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. In the movie, Felix is truly depressed, and the beginning of the film revolves around the poker party’s attempts to stop him from jumping out a window. Of course, hilarity ensues, and Lemmon and Matthau play off each other in ways that many of today’s buddy films can only dream about.
Going to the Movies Big change was afoot in the late 1960s, inside Hollywood and out. The studio system was all but broken, and the production code, which had served for 30 years as a system of self-censorship, was on its last legs. Directors were eager to present new ideas in new ways and in quick succession, movies like Bonnie and Clyde, The Pawnbroker, The Wild Bunch, and Midnight Cowboy brought entirely new levels of graphic intensity to cinemas. In this context, The Odd Couple may seem a tame escapist comedy, but in fact, the film could not have been made in an earlier era, when divorce was not a suitable subject. The film reflects the soaring divorce rate at the time; Lemmon and Matthau are dealing with the harsh reality of divorce in 1960s America, when men got married assuming their wives would cook, clean and raise their children, only to be left alone and bewildered. The three films, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Midnight Cowboy and The Odd Couple were all released within a year of each other and each presents a new take on the double act, the buddy film, that had been with us since Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, through to Hope and Crosby. Butch and Sundance are anti-establishment, sympathetic bad guys, while Dustin Hoffman and John Voight, in Midnight Cowboy, are mis-fit pair, with only each other against the cruel world. Oscar and Felix are the proto mismatched buddies, a staple of cop films (Lethal Weapon, Rush Hour, 48 Hours, etc) and countless comedies like Silver Streak (Gene Wilder and Richard Pryer), Twins (Arnold Schwartzenegger and Danny DeVito) and Midnight Run (Robert DeNiro and Charles Grodin). Most all-male stories are set in the army, or in criminal gangs or prison. The original Odd Couple film explores the nature of male friendship, its limitations and its rewards, in everyday modern America. In a world without women, it’s nice to know you’ve got a buddy, even if you can’t stand him. See you there, Thursday and Friday at noon and 7:30.
Charter school will hold enrollment open house
Monterey Bay Charter School will hold two open houses for prospective students and their parents. The school is on two different campuses. Kindergarter is in Seaside. The Enrollment Open House there will be held on Sat., January 29, from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. The Seaside Children’s Center is at 1450 Elm Street, Seaside. Enrollment Open House for grades 1-8 is set for Sat., Feb. 5 from 10 a./m. - noon at 1004 David Ave., Pacific Grove. For further information, call the school at 831-6554638 or online at www.mbayschool.org 831-655-4638
MST offers free bus rides to Otters
It's really a free ride. Starting Sat., Jan. 15, Cal State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) students enrolled in the spring semester, as well as faculty and staff, will be able to ride all MST buses for free. MST and CSUMB are pleased to announce this partnership offering more convenient options than ever before - no need for cash, no need for exact change. The CSUMB Otter ID card will offer free unlimited access on all MST regular bus routes anywhere they pick up and go. Just flash an Otter ID card to the bus driver and take a seat. It's that easy. Using the free service to get around can eliminate the costs of driving a car - gas, insurance, parking fee and tickets, vehicle maintenance - for an annual savings of $9,600, according to a national survey released this month by the American Public Transportation Association. In addition to the convenience and money savings, using public transit spares the air from unhealthy pollutants.
The Classic Film Series at the Lighthouse Cinema
January 20-21 January 27-28 February 3-4 February 10-11 February 17-18 February 24-25 March 3-4 March 10-11 March 17-18 March 24-25 March 31- April 1 April 7-8 April 14-15 April 21-22 April 28-29
The Sting 1973 directed by George Roy Hill, with Robert Redford and Paul Newman The Odd Couple 1968 directed by Gene Saks, with Jack Lemmon and Walter Mathau Cool Hand Luke 1967 directed by Stuart Rosenberg, with Paul Newman Sabrina 1954 directed by Billy Wilder, with Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn (Valentine’s Day Special) To Kill a Mockingbird 1963 directed by Robert Mulligan, with Gregory Peck Viva Las Vegas 1964 directed by George Sidney, with Elvis Presley Strangers on a Train 1951 directed by Alfred Hitchcock, with Farley Granger Shane 1953 directed by George Stevens, with Alan Ladd The Quiet Man 1952 directed by John Ford, with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara (St. Patrick’s Day Special) The Philadelphia Story 1940 directed by George Cukor, with Cary Grant, James Stewart and Katherine Hepburn East of Eden 1955 directed by Elia Kazan. With James Dean An American in Paris 1951 directed by Vincente Minelli, with Gene Kelly Father of the Bride 1950 directed by Vincente Minelli, with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor The African Queen 1951 directed by John Huston. With Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn The Thin Man 1934 directed by WS Van Dyke, with William Powell and Myrna Loy
Films are currently scheduled to show Thursdays and Fridays, at noon and 7:30. Check with the theater at 643-1333 or http://www.srentertainmentgrp.com/lighthouse4.asp to confirm show times.
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Events and more
Up and Coming Photographer opens Afghan photo exhibit
Afghanistan, 1978 before the guns
Photographs by John McCleary At the Peace Resource Center 1364 Fremont Blvd. Seaside, CA 93955 831-899-PEACE (7322) www.peacecentral.org
Sunday, January 23, 2011 2 to 4 pm with slide show and discussion by Mr. McCleary John McCleary is a third-generation California journalist. He has worked as a writer, art director and photographer in the newspaper, music, publishing and advertising industries for the last 46 years. During the 1960s and 70s, John was a music industry photographer in Los Angeles and was on stage and in the dressing rooms with The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Stones, Tina Turner and others. In the early 1970s, he produced a series of twelve posters and The People¹s Book, a photographic book of the counterculture of the era. He is the author of The Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia Of The 1960s and 1970s, published by Ten Speed Press/Crown/Random House. John participated in and photographed many anti-war demonstrations across the United States during the 1960s and 70s. During the 1970s, he traveled to most of the hippie centers and many communes around the world, spending time in Amsterdam, Greece, Afghanistan, India, Goa, London, Greenwich Village, Big Sur and Haight-Ashbury.
Feast of Lanterns Royal Court applications soon available
As the Board of the Feast of Lanterns works on this summer’s event, the time has come for interested girls to think about applying to serve on the Royal Court. Applications will be available in schools from February 7, including Stevenson School, Pacific Grove Middle School, Pacific Grove High School, Santa Catalina, York, and charter schools. They are also available for download from the Feast of Lanterns website at www. feast-of-lanterns.org, where a more extensive outline of the duties and responsibilities of the court is also available. Applications will also be available at the Chamber of Commerce office on Central. Forms may be returned to the school offices or mailed to the Feast. They will be picked up on Tues., March 1. Personal invterviews before a select board of judges will be held on Sat., March 5, 2011 and applicants will be notified of the time and place in advance. From 1958 through 1964, the young women who participated in the Feast of Lanterns Royal Court were part of the Miss Monterey County pageant, and Queen Topaz also held the title of Miss Pacific Grove. These pageants provided the college scholarship fund and schooled the young women in public speaking and community service. The traditions of the Royal Court as set forth in 1958 as part of an organization designed to assist young women prepare for their future continues today. “The traditions and purpose of the Feast of Lanterns are held near and dear to the residents of Pacific Grove,” said Sue Renz, current Board president. They are: To further and enhance the culture, history, and heritage of Pacific Grove through civic
and cultural activities including the annual Feast of Lanterns festival. The Board of Directors and honored community members select the Royal Court each year “with seriousness of purpose, because it is the responsibility of the Board and the Royal Court to keep whole the purpose and traditions of the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns,” she said. The responsibilities and commitment required of the Royal Court and their families include time, energy and the ability to represent Pacific Grove in a positive manner at all times, according to Renz. The Royal Court represents Pacific Grove at events in other cities, including the Obon Festival, the Salinas Rodeo, and the Monterey Fourth of July parade. Renz offered this advice: “Before applying for the Royal Court, review the information included in the application package and on the Feast of Lanterns website. Discuss with your family what is required of you and your family during the Court’s reign. We want to be sure that you understand the commitment you are making and the responsibilities you are accepting before you apply to be a member of the 2011 Royal Court. All girls are eligible to submit a Royal Court application:
who are in grades 8 through 12 at the time the application is due, and
whose primary residence is in the Pacific Grove Unified School District, although they are not required to attend a Pacific Grove public school.
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High Hats & Parasols Dear Readers: Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in “High Hats” are not our words. They are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Our journalistic predecessors held to the highest possible standards for their day, as do we at Cedar Street Times. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding. The News … from 1911.
Monthly storytime a success
PaGrovian children were treated to another in the monthly storytelling series held at the library. Not all who attended Saturday morning were children either. Many adult faces sat there as mesmerized as the youngsters. There were also music and games and all sorts of fun. The folks—both big and little—went home afterward saying: “Everything was good” and “Didn’t we all have a fine time.” Story tellers were Irene Grant, Leola White, Hazel White, George Culp, Helen Barbour, Leroy Todd, Ruth Gibson, Jessie Leslie, Lottie Kidd, Jessie Harper, and George and Jim Davis. Storytelling is planned for the second Saturday of each month. I
Chautauqua Alumni Meet
The Chautauqua Alumni Association met this afternoon in the facilities provided by Miss Etta Lloyd in the Lloyd building on Lighthouse avenue. The president, Mrs. Wallace Clarence, held the chair. Plans for the coming season were talked over and committees were appointed to look after the various matters connected to the Chautauqua. It was decided to vigorously push the canvas for funds for the Feast of Lanterns and the hope was expressed that everyone will go their full mile toward this unique and beautiful feature of the Chautauquas. II Committees were appointed as follows, it being the intention to add to the number as it becomes necessary. Ticket Sales: Mesdames A. E. Coterick, J. H. Neighbor, and S. S. Middicknuff. Old First Night: Mesdames M. E. Hisser, S. L. Fritz, J. T. Elliott, and C. J. Meyers. Field Day: Rev. Joseph Wilkes. Banquet: Mesdames H. E. Kent and Addie Garrigues. Feast of Lanterns: Wallace Clarence, J. P. Pryor, W. C. Fretter, and W. F. Smith. Soliciting committee: Mrs. J. A. Pell. Decorating the headquarters: Mrs. Wilhelmina Rosendale and Miss L. Cordes. Decorating the church: Mrs. M. H. Cartwright and Miss Rena Willey. Mottoes: Mesdames J. K. Paul and H. E. Williamson. Badges: Mrs. D. W. Folger. III
Weeds be gone!
It is now clean-up time in preparation for a pristine spring, as ordered by the Grove’s Board of City Trustees. This august body has passed an ordinance requiring all owners of real estate to remove the weeds and dead grass from the community’s roads and walkways. Do not wait for the street superintendent to serve notice on you to clean up, but get to work at once so that the city may be gleaming by the time spring visitors begin to arrive. Some property owners think that they are required to remove weeds from the walks only, but this is not so. The vegetation must be removed from the roadway as well as from the walkways.
Southern Pacific issues book
The passenger department of the Southern Pacific Railway has just issued a handsome book of nearly 100 pages bearing the title California for the Settler. The publication offers facts and figures about our state as a place of residence. The book promises to be profusely useful for the home seeker. IV The book is beautifully illustrated with lovely half-tone cuts showing the orchards, fields, and homes throughout the State’s length. There is also a fine map for the information of the prospective settler. The book takes up the State by counties giving facts in retrospect to the resources, temperatures, price of lands, rainfall, and other matters that would naturally interest parties looking for a home in the west. It is just such a book as people in the east would like to read, particularly during the harsh winter weather. If you wish a copy delivered to friends and relatives living elsewhere, contact the passenger agent at the nearest Southern Pacific Railroad depot.
Bowling and Box Ball
Those who delight in bowling or box ball should keep in mind the fact that they will be able to play at the Bath House starting in March. The cost is set at 5¢ per person. V
Notes from around the area…
The Fair is stocking up for spring beauty. You’ll find a variety of flower seeds awaiting spring planting in the sweet earth around your home. Make your designs now. A consultant is waiting to assist. Mrs. L. Smith is headed for Arizona. On the advice of her physician, Dr. N. Gould, Mrs. Smith, long a sufferer of consumption, removed herself to those parts for the drier air and the change of climate. We wish Mrs. Smith well! Please notice the change in the hour for the C.L.S.C. Banquet. The fete, still planned for Friday evening, has been moved from 7 to 6. Be on time! There will be no meeting of the Treble Clef Club next week. Members will please pass the word around to the few who do not read this newspaper. Many have become familiar with Mrs. O. M. Mallory who has been visiting with her sister for several weeks. Mrs. Mallory climbed aboard a departing train Friday morning to return to her home in Los Gatos.
The cost of living… •
Frilly chemises in a variety of colors await you at the Fair. Embroidered cambric. 5¢.
The Campbell Grocery offers summer tomatoes in the middle of winter at 10¢ a bottle.
The finest, most durable garden hose is sold by T. Cope, plumber. Cut to length. Standard quality rubber. 8¢ a foot.
Author’s Notes I With no television (introduced in the 1920s) and few radios (although developed in the 1890s, commercial broadcasts were a decade away), communities like Pacific Grove turned to “participatory activities”. Of note in 1911 were activities that brought the people of Pacific Grove together with the people of Monterey. Certain events, such as the Memorial Day parade and subsequent goings-on, were traditionally blended. Memorial Day featured a parade and the decorating of graves at the Presidio. II 1911 saw sea power from sails giving way to steam, but “pushing the canvas” was a hold-over expression. Pushing the canvas was a favorable term, like a crossing of the Atlantic in less than 25 days would have been due to the provident of fair winds pushing the canvas. III At the turn of the century, Chautauqua was considered the most important event of the year. The “Soliciting Committee” was responsible for fund raising. A list of participants read like a PaGrovian who’s who. Unfortunately, the Chautauqua did not survive, although there has been talk of its rejuvenation. Fortunately, the Feast of Lanterns did survive. IV The book, California for the Settler, and similar efforts, also proved of great assistance to the railroad. More people moving west meant the sale of more passenger tickets. The more people living here meant more freight. V Also called Four Square, you need at least four people and a bouncy ball to play. The player in square 1 starts with the ball and serves into another player’s square. That player must try to hit the ball out of their square and into another person’s square. The ball must not cross the outer boundary. “Bowling” referred to lawn or beach bowling. Please note! Readers are advised that the 1911 prices quoted herein are no longer valid, nor are these items / properties available from the mentioned seller. The Cedar Street Times appreciates the callers who have attempted to advantage themselves of these 1911 values, but we can be of no help. Know some news or trivia from 1911? Contact the author Jon Guthrie: profguthrie@ gmail.com.
Chance to Change with T.A.S.K. 4 TEENS
(Together Achieving Successful Kindness)
Take a chance to win a dinner for you and 7 guests prepared by
Executive Chef Benjamin Brown of Pebble Beach Company Your evening will include:
A special menu created, prepared and served by Chef Benjamin, assisted by the elegant service of the members of T.A.S.K. 4 TEENS h • m Wine from Arcadian Winery • A special presentation of the teen’s trip to Nicaragua And music of the country by Nicaragua’s own Philip Montalban
Tickets are $25.00 each or 5 for $100.00 All proceeds of this dinner will fund the Nicaragua Project. We are GRATEFUL FOR YOUR PART in helping us CHANGE a small part of the world…
h • m Drawing will be Tuesday, February 7th WINNER WILL BE CALLED
Together with Monterey Pacific Rotary, students will travel Feb. 16 – 21, 2011, working with Los Quinchos Orphanage in San Marcos, as well as additional projects in Jinotepe and Managua, Nicaragua.
Helping Hands are Happy Hands….
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The many accomplishments of T.A. Work
Workblock 1: T.A. Work constructed this two-story office building for the Pacific Grove branch of his Bank of Monterey at the northeast corner of Forest and Lighthouse in 1904. He later sold it to the Bank of Italy. Photo by C.K. Tuttle; courtesy of the PG Museum of Natural History. The Work Mansion was built in 1911 at 181 Central; demolished and replaced with apartments in 1966. The Work family resided in Pacific Grove until the Gouverneur Morris house became available in Monterey. T.A.’s primary interests were land and real estate. He bought 1,600 acres in Wherever you go in downtown Pacific Grove, you’re likely to be standing on a Carmel Highlands, selling them later for development as the Highlands Inn. Around block that has a building constructed by T.A. Work. Or possibly, the entire block itself. 1930, he purchased 2,000 acres from the Jacks family that stretched from Seaside Some of the buildings have changed hands over the years, but the extensive legacy of to Marina. The land was cleared and became one of the largest pea ranches in the this enterprising man lives on. world. Before World War II, the government approached Work to sell the land, Thomas Albert Work Sr. was born in the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland on Nov. 21, 1867, the son of a minister. His grandfather, a sea captain, probably which subsequently became part of Fort Ord. T.A. kept a strong presence in Pacific Grove, forming a syndicate to purchase influenced T.A. to come to Monterey after describing its coastline as one of the most the holdings of the Pacific Improvement Company within PG in 1909. He bought a beautiful areas in the world. A brother, John Work, preceded him here. lumber mill in what is now New Monterey in 1912 (the mill burned down in 1919). T.A. married Maude Elise Porter in 1896. Two of their six children died young. Leafing through the card catalog in the reference section of the PG Library They had three sons: Stuart, Frank and T.A. Jr., plus a daughter, Betty. Stuart, the oldreveals a cache of T.A.’s business ventures. Pacific Grove Review, April 14, 1914: est, is the father of Julie Work-Beck, who runs the T.A. Work Estate General Office “Selling Studebaker automobiles, left-hand drive & electric headlights, $1,150.” in Monterey. T.A. Jr. had a son named Robert, whose widow still owns commercial Daily Cypress, Oct. 5, 1920: ”New building on Alvarado [in Monterey]...owns more property in Pacific Grove. Work Sr. started off delivering milk, and then wood from the back of a cart. Soon business buildings in Monterey and Pacific Grove than any other four men.” Work properties still in the hands of family members include other commercial he established a hay, grain and wood business in a lot on the north side of Laurel beproperties in PG, downtown Monterey, Tarpy Flats and undeveloped land on Highth tween Forest and 16 , where Mum’s Place now stands. Lumber from that yard went to build many of Work’s business blocks and residential properties. He became, arguably, way 68. Sources: Heritage Society of Pacific Grove; Pacific Grove Review; Monterey the single largest business property owner on the Monterey Peninsula. He presided County Historical Society; Pacific Grove Public Library. We also thank Julie Workover the First National Banks of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas and the Bank of Beck for her contribution. Carmel. By Cameron Douglas
Above: T.A. Work, in shirtsleeves, leans on a wagon in his Laurel Avenue lumberyard, circa 1895. The lumberyard was located generally in the area of Mum’s Place furniture store at the corner of Laurel and Forest. Photo from “Images of America: Pacific Grove” by Kent Seavey and the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove. Left: A portrait T.A. Work taken around 1958. Courtesy of the Pat Hathaway Collection.
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Sports Classes this week at Regional Parks
The opportunity for youngsters 3-6, accompanied by an adult, to learn about tidepools along the Pacific Grove coast, is one of several upcoming nature programs offered by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (mprpd.org). Two more on tap within the next week are exploring winter wildlife at Jacks Peak County Park and drawing and painting along the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail. Details are below. For information on all winter activities offered by The Park District, please see the MPRPD’s fall/winter Let’s Go Outdoors! guide or go on-line at mprpd.org.
Winter Wildlife of Jacks Park
Monterey County is known for its lack of “quiet time” in the annual cycle of bird activity. Beneath the Monterey Pine canopy, amid spectacular views, we’ll look for visiting species only found here in the winter, as well as fulltime residents. In the absence of breeding songs, hear the distinctive tapping of an array of busy seed eaters. Ages 13 and up, Saturday, Jan. 22, 10 AM-3 PM, Jacks Peak County Park, 25020 Jacks Peak Park Road $20 (district resident), $22 (non-district resident.) Instructor: Bruce Elliott.
Drawing and Painting in the Parks
Discover our parks anew! Find a limitless source of inspiration while exploring practical ways to approach drawing, sketching and painting on location in the outdoors. Topics ranging from materials and preparation to compositional studies and color exercises are covered. Learn to present and critique work in a supportive setting. All levels of experience welcome. Ages 12 and up, Sunday, Jan. 23, 11 AM-2 PM. along Monterey Bay Coastal Trail (see mprpd.org for details), $25 (district resident), $28 (nondistrict resident). Materials list available online. Instructor: Jonathan Wolf.
Tidepooling Tots: Sea Squirts!
Step into the rocky realm of crawly crabs, sticky snails and spiky sea stars. Uncover their secrets as low tide reveals the captivating world of tidepools. Through this guided discovery, learn to gently observe and appreciate the inhabitants of our local seashore. Ages 3-6, an adult must accompany children, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 10 AM-12 noon, Pacific Grove coast (see mprpd.org for details), $15 (district resident), $17 (non-district resident), adults are free. Instructor: Augustina Ursino. Pre-registration is strongly suggested for all classes and programs offered by The Park District. Register online at ww.mprpd.org or in-person between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tuesday-Friday at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (check, money order, Visa or MasterCard accepted). If space is available, there is an additional charge of $5 to register the day of the class. On-site registration begins 20 minutes prior to the start of the class. All check-in and registration closes 5 minutes before the class begins. For more information, please contact Joseph Narvaez, at 372-3196, ext. 3.
Breaker of the Week Keaton Klockow
January blood drive under way January is National Blood Donor Month and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula urges donors to mark the occasion by giving the gift of life. More than 800 people took part in Community Hospital’s annual holiday blood drive, but the need is constant. Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Blood donated through Community Hospital is used in the community, helping ensure our blood supply. Donors may give at mobile blood drives or at Community Hospital’s Blood Center, 576 Hartnell St., Suite 100, across from the post office in Monterey. Appointments are recommended and may be made by calling 625-4814. Two blood drives are scheduled in January, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 at Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, and from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Rabobank, 228 Reservation Road, Marina. The bloodmobile will also be at the Every Beat Counts heart-health fair at Del Monte Center, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat,, Feb. 5, near Century Cinemas. Free screenings, health information booths, heart-healthy cooking demonstrations, and other activities will be available throughout the center during the fair.
Sustainable PG offers program on the Ins and Outs of Urban Organic Agriculture SPG is pleased to present a program focusing on:
The social and environmental impacts of local backyard and institutional gardens
Seasonal gardening tips for the Monterey Peninsual area
Ways to get more local area people growing their food.
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Central Avenue Tuesday, February 1st, @7 P.M.
Ben Eichorn, founder of Grow Your Lunch, an organization that creates educational and production gardens for schools, businesses and institutions that can be easily replicated in diverse cultural, economic and ecological contexts. His wide educational background includes experiencing the Cuban system of garden plots adjacent to schools, hospitals and government offices, where members of these various communities grow, prepare and eat the food they grow. His professional experience includes contributing to the development of the worldclass gardening and culinary arts curriculum at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, a program that demonstrates the effectiveness of experiential and hands-on education in sustainable food production. Admission is free.
Threshold Choir comes to Monterey Peninsula
Tuesday, February 8, will be the first Monterey Peninsula rehearsal of Threshold Choir. We will be meeting at Pacific Coast Church at 522 Central Ave , Pacific Grove from 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM. This will be an introduction for Monterey Peninsula residents who may by interested in signing with the choir. The all-women Threshold Choirs honor the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people who are struggling: some with living, some with dying. The voice, as the original human instrument, is a true and gracious vehicle for compassion and comfort. The choirs provide opportunities for women to share the sacred gifts of their voices at life’s thresholds. The repertoire includes over 400 sweet and supportive original songs sung in parts and rounds appropriate for singing at bedsides in a soft “lullaby voice”. Choir members learn to blend their voices to produce soothing music. You do not need to know how to read music, but singing experience is helpful. For more information about Threshold Choir, visit www.thresholdchoir.org or call Susie Joyce at 831-658-0663.
Breaker of the Week Robyn Bursch Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Position: Goalie Robyn had 31 saves and two shutouts in last week’s game. she intends to go to UC Berkley or Stanford and major in physical therapy.
Grade: Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Position: 189 weight class Also plays football as a middle linebacker #1 in his weight class at the Wrestling Jamboree Championship. He intends to go to college.
Honorable mentions in other sports: Sabrina Riffle, Nick Synsteby Miles Cutchin, Jessica Riphenburg
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Jr. Varsity Girls Soccer kicks Greenfield
Photos by Nate Phillips
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Peeps Showing off
Students off to Carnegie Hall By Cameron Douglas Two more Pacific Grove musicians will make the cross-country trip to New York next month to play at the legend, Carnegie Hall. Jade Hage and Julie Kim of the Pacific Grove High School Chamber Orchestra will perform on viola and violin respectively, as part of the American High School Honors Orchestra. Last May, PGHS student Enoch Matsumura brought his clarinet to the Hall. Julie was principal violinist (first chair) for the Honors Symphony in Santa Monica, an all-state event sponsored by the California Orchestra Directors Association last December. Students audition via CD recording to get into the group, and then do a live audition on arrival to determine seating. Getting first chair is quite an accomplishment, especially for a high school junior. Julie has studied violin for nine years and practices more than an hour each day — sometimes much more. She plans to attend college and is in the process of choosing a school. Jade Hage studied the violin for 12 years. Recently, PGHS Orchestra Director Dave Hoffman asked her to switch to viola to fill a vacant seat. “I knew she’d do well,” says Hoffman, “and I felt the rich sound of the instrument and slightly larger size both fit her very well.” Hoffman says Jade has done an exceptional job. “I like it a lot,” Jade says of her viola assignment, adding that each instrument is special. Julie thanks her parents, Sung J. Kim and Eun Young Suh. Jade also thanks her parents, Abdo and Samar Hage, and her sister Nicole for her encouragement. Both students are grateful to Hoffman and to their mutual teacher, Rosemary Dunsford.
Moe Ammar, left, of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, greets Cara Tocchini, center, and Jason Lebeque of the Lighthouse Cinema. The cinema hosted an appreciation night last week. Photo by Katie Shain. Jade Hage, viola (left) and Julie Kim, violin, are bound for Carnegie Hall.
Photo by Cameron Douglas
Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20102516 The following person is doing business as Commercial Tree Care, 661 Kings Row, San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA 95112; Rhino Enterprises, Inc., 661 Kings Row, San Jose, CA 95112. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on December 02, 2010. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/01/10. Signed: Todd Huffman, CEO/GM. This business is conducted by a corporation. Publication dates: 12/31/10, 1/7/11, 1/14, 1/21
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110079 The following persons are doing business as Realty World Premier Associates, 423 Pajaro St. #B Salinas CA, Monterey County, CA 93901; Sharon Shaw-Flores, 251 La Mesa Dr. Salinas, CA. 93901. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on January 11, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/04/2004. Signed: Sharon Shaw-Flores. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 01/14/11, 01/21/11, 01/28/11, 02/04/11.
PG High School alumni install new officers At its Jan. 13 meeting, the Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association installed Beth Penney, class of 1973, as the new president. Terry Fink, class of 1969, had served as president since 2007. Penney heads an executive board that includes Edie Adams McDonald, class of 1956, vice president; Ruth Grooms Matthews, class of 1964, recording secretary; Margaret Selbicky Stewart, class of 1954, corresponding secretary; and Joanie Hyler, class of 1968, treasurer. New board members installed at the same meeting were Jerry Beach, class of 1957; Marabee Rush Boone, class of 1960; Henry Garcia, class of 1967; and Joan Dean Wooten, class of 1955. They join a 19-person board that meets seven times each year to manage the Association’s business, consider requests from the high school for funding, award scholarships to graduating Pacific Grove High school students, and plan activities. Money for funding and scholarships comes from donations made to the Association, which is a 501 (c) 3 corporation. The Association was originally forced in 1889 and was reactivated in 1962. Last year, the association awarded $4,000 in scholarships and $4,600 in funding for the high school and its programs. The Association’s next major event will be the 50th Annual PGHS Reunion Dinner, planned for October, 2011 at the Barbara McNitt Ballroom at the Naval Postgraduate School. Members of the Association are invited to visit the Association’s website at www.pgusd.org/alumni and download a reservtion form for the reunion dinner. Cost is $55 per person. Graduates and attendees of Pacific Grove High School, as well as those who attended any of the district’s public schools, are welcome to join the Association. Membership forms are available on the website. Dues are $15 per year. For more information about the Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association, , membership, or the upcoming dinner, call Terry Fink, event Chair, 649-6384; email email@example.com; or visit 222.pgusd.org/alumni.
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Digging root vegetables for winter’s store Here it is January, and the calla lilies are blooming in the yard across the street. People in Pacific Grove think 60 degrees is Bermuda shorts weather, so they’re parading around in clothes that the tourists won’t be wearing until June. In the grocery stores, “winter vegetables” are front and center, especially root crops. The way things are now, there’s no delineation between summer and winter fruits and vegetables anyway, with fruit coming from Chile and vegetables from Asia, but it’s nice to pretend sometimes.
potatoes, carrots, water, salt, and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the butter, milk, and cream. Break the reserved bacon into small pieces and add them. Check the seasoning and add more if you want to, then heat gently but don’t boil.
The Retired Firehouse Cook You can buy parsnips and rutabagas all year round, any time the urge for corned
beef and cabbage strikes you. I was raised on a ranch right here in downtown Monterey County. My dad planted the front five acres in either tomatoes or carrots, depending on the season, and my mom canned everything including whole chickens. We never did without. Both of my grandmothers worked in the canning sheds in Watsonville, where all the culls went into a huge bin. At the end of the day, employees could grab a bag and put it under the dump chute and take home all they could carry for free – broken carrots, ugly potatoes, leggy broccoli – whatever was in season and whatever the public would look at askance. We had a draft horse to plow that five acres during World War II and boy, did he love carrots! In this climate, there was no such thing as a root cellar like they have in the Midwest. We had storage bins called “California coolers,” which were open to the outside in the back and covered with chicken wire to keep the critters out. The air flowed in and kept the root vegetables cool. The secret of winter roots vegetables is that their starches turn to sugar to preserve them in cold weather. Leastways that’s what I read somewhere, and who am I to question something that someone put in writing? The first recipe I have is for Parship Chowder. Parsnips, if you’ve never had them, resemble carrots in appearance but have no resemblance to carrots in taste. They’re mild, and I would have to say they almost taste as it they’re seasoned with cinnamon. To me, steaming or boiling parsnips and serving with some butter is all I need to do, but this recipe might appeal to the more adventuresome.
Top: Parsnips look like cave-dwelling carrots, but they’re not. Bottom: a pab of roasted root vegetables with balsamic vinegar glaze would set off a beef main dish -- or provide a hearty main dish all by themselves.
Chamber Seeks Volunteers The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to assist in the Chamber office, 584 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. A variety of shifts are available for consideration.
Basic Home Composting Workshop Learn how to reduce waste going to the landfill And how to make a free earth-friendly soil amendment
On Sat., Jan. 29, from 11a.m. until 12:30p.m., The Monterey Regional Waste Management District Staff will offer a free Home Composting Workshop for the public. Included will be information on how to compost yard and kitchen waste using both commercially made compost bins and handmade designs. Participants will be provided with basic composting information, including how to create and maintain a successful composting system along with troubleshooting tips. Presentation will be followed by a demonstration in the MRWMD Small Planet Garden. Compost bins and supplies are available at the MRWMD Last Chance Mercantile. By composting yard and kitchen waste the amount of garbage going into local landfills can be reduced by 33 percent and at the same time a free, rich soil amendment is produced for plants and gardens. Due to limited space, advance registration is recommended. Interested participants may register on-line at www.mrwmd.org or contact Kimberle Herring at 831-384-5313. The event will be held at Monterey Regional Waste Management District, Administration Building at 14201 Del Monte Road, Marina. Located 2 miles North of Marina.
Ingredients: 2 slices bacon 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion 1 1/2 cup parsnips; peeled, 1/4- to 1/3inch cubes 1/2 cup potatoes, peeled, 1/4- to 1/3-inch cubes 1/2 cup carrots, peeled, 1/4- to 1/3-inch cubes 1 cup water 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/2 tablespoon butter or margarine 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup light cream
Cook the bacon until very crisp. Set it aside, reserving 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat. Put the fat in a 4- to 6-quart pan, add the onion, and saute over medium-low heat until soft but not brown. Add the parsnips,
When I discovered Fresh Choice, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. An unimaginable salad bar, pasta, soup. . .all I could eat and then I could eat tapioca pudding to fill in any little space that was left. If you’ve never been to a Fresh Choice, you wouldn’t know about the fancy salads they’ve got, already made: tarragon tuna and pasta, Caesar already tossed, broccoli and walnuts. . .One of the dishes they often have is Roasted Root Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze. They serve it cold, and it’s wonderful that way, but here’s how to make it and serve it hot. Tip: Always make too much so you can have it cold the next day.
Roasted Root Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
2 potatoes. peeled and cubed 1 yam or sweet potato, peeled and cubed 2 parsnips, cubed 1 turnip, cleaned and cubed 1 golden yellow beet, cleaned and cubed (don’t use a red beet because it will make your dish ugly) 4 carrots, sliced into 1-inch pieces (or use whole baby carrots) 1 onion, quartered 2 cloves garlic, chopped (or if you’re like me, divide the head up and smoosh each clove and stick the whole thing in there) ½ cup of parsley, chopped 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. of sea salt Toss the vegetables and parsley with the oil and salt. Place in a baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove the foil. Pour the balsamic vinegar glaze over the vegetables and toss to coat. Return to the oven and bake uncovered for another 15 minutes.
Balsamic Vinegar Glaze:
½ cup of balsamic vinegar ½ cup of water 2 tablespoons brown sugar Stir the vinegar, water, and brown sugar together in a sauce pan. Cook and stir at a low simmer until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Now, as I said, I never had the experience of a root cellar, having been raised here where cellars are the exception. But Her Editorness remembers a root cellar in a house her family lived in in Wisconsin. She says it was dark and smelled of dirt and was scary so she never went in there, so that’s where her parents hid the bicycle she received for her ninth birthday. She probably thought it was scary because it might have carrots in it and she doesn’t like carrots to this day. It’s play -- it leaves more for me.
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Now Showing PG Art Center Exhibits January 7-February 17, 2011 “En Dehors du Temps (Outside of Time),” Photographs by Meredith Mullins “Different Directions,” Photographs by Virginia Scott, gail nichols, Susan Lysik and Susan Hillyard “Meanwhile... And Likewise...,” Mixed Media by Robert Armstrong Drawings by Peter Plamondon The Work of Studio Artist Sheila Delimont and Assistant Preparator Kait Kent
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Rock with ‘All Shook Up’ at the Golden Bough By Katie Shain Pacific Repertory Theatre’s School of Dramatic Arts (SoDA) at the Golden Bough Playhouse and Theatre in Carmel just opened its 2011 season with “All Shook Up, The Elvis Musical.” It features 25 hits made famous by The King, Elvis Presley, based on the jukebox musical comedy by Joe Dipietro. Taking place in a small town, it’s a humorous telling of the familiar tales of love and woe reflective of the epic Shakespearean challenges of social and racial barriers, set to the music of Elvis Presley. Producer/Director Stephen Moorer calls his players “honest; they don’t know any other way,” and there is complete accuracy in this statement. Age-appropriate casting and solid ensemble performances make a delight- Tom Marr – Sheriff Earl fully engaging show. Scene after scene explodes with variety-filled impact, vitality in motion, eclectic devotion and honest emotion.
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Back row, L-R: Chas Turntine, Traci Blackburn and Julia Cruz. Second row, L-R: Sarah Gordon, Tara Lucido, Nico Abiera, Jill Miller, Molly Krost, Claire Moorer, Cameron Poletti. Front row: Christopher Marcos in black jacket as Chad and Ethan McDaniel as Dennis. Photo by Stephen Moorer.
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Health & Well-Being
Is pursuit of happiness enough? There once lived a man whose only concern was to rid the world of adversity, anxiety, and unfairness. After many years of research and contemplation, he concocted a brew of special ingredients. He then produced and bottled his concoction in mass quantities, hung out his shingle, and took the product to market. He called his invention “Happiness.” In a very short while, there were lines outside his door, wrapping around the city block corner. Orders for the invention came from the four corners of the earth. Success was his, he thought. People were coming for his invention, and the world was freeing itself of adversity, anxiety, and unfairness. Apparently, “Happiness” was the solution for all that afflicted the world and all its inhabitants. In more time, orders increased and the line of people outside his home grew longer. He was producing happiness as fast as he could, but every day, he fell further behind. As his customers waited longer in their pursuit for happiness, they began to get upset and increasingly impatient. He, too, began to feel the pang of fatigue and began to tire of his work as he tried to fulfill others’ orders of happiness. One day a city official came to his door, and with stern attitude told him the city would enforce, and perhaps create, new ordinances against the production of happiness within the city limits. He was told happiness brought with it litter, traffic, wear and tear on public property, and complaints from the neighbors about excessive noise. In addition, the success of happiness in the marketplace brought about acquisition attempts by other businesses. Every week unveiled plans of yet another unsuccessful hostile take-over by another company. Other businesses produced clones of the product, and unethically infringed upon his invention’s formula, patents, and copyrights. It came to him one day, as he sat in his office,
covered. Happiness is what you experience from having done all you can do to discover and protect your peace.
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Principle Living that happiness--or at least the pursuit of happiness--was in some way bringing out the worst, and not the best in people. One morning as he woke up from an uneasy night’s sleep, staring up at the ceiling from his bed, a strange thought entered his mind. He thought the pursuit of happiness was, within itself, its own evil. He realized happiness, in and of itself, would not rid the world of its issues and that the pursuit of happiness could be an oxy-moron. As he lay in bed, worn from work and lack of rest, his revelation brought him a sense of peace. In that moment he came to accept that he could make a difference, but he could not change the world. He came to understand happiness for each person is different, and that the world--complete with its issues--is fine the way it is. He rose from his bed, and as he did, he had yet another revelation. He found himself at peace and discovered that being at peace was greater than pursuing happiness. He concluded that happiness is a bi-product of peace, and being at peace is the pre-requisite to experience happiness. Most of us live by “The pursuit of happiness,” and we live to exercise our right to be “happy.” Yet, like the plague, all sorts of unhappiness affect the lives of millions of children and adults in America, and around the world every day. I have had many conversations with people who are in pursuit of happiness,
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and many of them have said it is not just happiness they want, but something else. It is right in front of me, they say, but I can’t seem to put my finger on it! If we were to be honest, most of us would say it is not happiness we are looking for– but something deeper. To this I reply, “Peace is the foundation that holds and shapes our happiness. If we lose our peace, we lose our happiness as well.” The “Principle Living” perspective is that there are three planes of existence: spiritual, personal, and public. Peace exists spiritually, Joy is personal, and Happiness manifests publically. Peace makes Joy possible, and with joy, happiness is always available. It may not be the best analogy, but as I have said many times… “Peace is to happiness what cake is to icing.” Happiness is not achieved through outward exertion, but in inward expedition. Through prayer, meditation, and maybe a small dose of forgiveness, Peace is dis-
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The Green Page
Our future is in the bag: Reusable shopping bags a growing industry By Cameron Douglas As Americans look for eco-friendly ways to tote their groceries, a new industry of re-useable shopping bags has emerged. These bags range in size from small sizes for carrying a lunch to extra-large bags that will hold several days’ worth of food. The designs are many; and some actually rival designer handbags with their styles. Burban Bags feature a variety of animal designs. Papermart.com offers 8,750 styles of paper, plastic and fabric bags. Some of the products available from onebagatatime.com are made from Tyvek®, the same material used to wrap buildings. They are bright blue, strong enough to hold 30 pounds and can fold small enough to fit in your pocket. The list goes on: reuseit.com; bagsontherun. com (offers company logos); ecobags. com; baggubag.com. While the new industry thrives, issues have been raised. Near the end of last June, a wave of articles went through the media concerning bacteria that grows in re-useable bags, and possible crosscontamination when they are used to transport fruits, vegetables and meats. A study funded by the American Chemistry Council determined that nearly all shoppers they questioned rarely, if ever, wash their re-useable shopping bags. The study, reported by the Los Angeles Times, also found that both hand and machine-washing effectively reduced bacteria levels to almost nothing. Last November, the New York Times reported that some re-useable bags made in China had lead in their paint. Several companies that distribute the bags, including Sears, CVS and Wegmans, recalled them. Opinions vary on the likelihood of lead coming in contact with food carried in the bags, and on the problem of safely
disposing of such bags. Re-useable bags have expanded into lunch bags, produce bags and even sandwich bags. Reuseit.com offers reuseable produce bags made from organic cotton or recycled polyester. Snack Taxi has re-useable sandwich bags made from organic cotton and lined with polyurethane-coated nylon. They offer a variety of bright designs with names like “Disco Dots,” “Happy Cats,” “Peace Flowers” and “Bite Me.” A Google search of “reuseable bags” yields about 1,190,000 results. Those who shopped in the 1970’s may be surprised to see this: a sign at Whole Foods encouraging the use of paper bags. Were we sold a bill of goods back then, believing that plastic was more ecologically sound than paper?
Burban: Burban bags come in a variety of wild animal prints.
This week’s Monarch Alert To report tagged monarchs: 877-897-7740 http://monarchalert.calpoly.edu/
Monarch populations up . . . and way up This week, the number of monarch butterflies at the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary increased slightly, while increasing greatly at Point Lobos and declining at the other overwintering sites in Monarch County. See the Monarch Alert website for the latest monarch count numbers: http://monarchalert.calpoly.edu/html.current_ trends.html. Erica Krygsman (Monarch Alert field coordinator for Monterey County) reports that the average number of monarchs counted at the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary this week was 4,985. Counts were conducted on Monday and Tuesday, January 17 and 18 with the assistance of Ryan Slack during warm temperatures and clear skies. Only one cluster was found at Plaskett Creek and at the private property site in Big Sur; many, many fliers and sunners at the latter site led to the low estimated total. Several more clusters were located at Point Lobos and more monarchs were present there than during all previous counts. The next counts are scheduled for next week on Monday and Tuesday the 24 and 25th. As always, a huge thank you to our volunteer, and happy monarch watching!
Mesh produce bags: These see-through produce bags from Reuseit™ have drawstrings, are made from recycled polyester and are machine washable. Designer bags from Onebagatatime.