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Marley Knoles, in marketing for Canterbury Woods, took this photo of a juvenile red-shouldered hawk near Hopkins Marine Lab where she was enjoying a plein aire writing class recently. The bird was identified by Jack Beigle and Marvin Sheffield, DVM, avid birders. More pictures on page 7.

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City may join growing effort to ban plastic shopping bags

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Crisis: It’s coming - 12

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Teen drinking parties will soon mean heavy fines for hosts Pacific Grove City Council will likely soon enact an ordinance amending existing chapters of the municipal code in an attempt to “improve public safety relating to gatherings where alcohol is consumed by minors.” In other words, heavy fines will be levied if minors are found to be drinking at a party, whether parents are present or not. The fine would apply to the host or hostess even if they themselves are minors. Over the past 10 years the Pacific Grove Police Department has arrested 61 underage drivers for Driving Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol, arrested 41 juveniles for being drunk in public, and filed 69 crime cases enforcing the Pacific Grove Municipal

A coalition of clean-environment and consumer advocates are promoting an outright ban on the use of high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic grocery bags. And Wednesday night the City of Pacific Grove joined them by directing staff to draft an ordinance to eliminate the use of single-use carryout bags, both plastic and paper, and to encourage the use of reusable bags by consumers and retailers. Sarah Hardgrave, Environmental Programs Manager for the Community Development Department, will spearhead the effort and bring a draft ordinance back to City Council within six months. A Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact will be prepared at some point early in the process, and will continue to monitor the progress of other jurisdictions attempting the same sorts of bans. The cost of the planned Negactive Declaration is built into the city’s budget as part of the work plan for environmental programs. It is hoped that an environmental impact report, which could be costly in comparison, will not be needed but some other jurisdictions have gone that route in response to pressure by the plastics industry. If an EIR does end up being required, staff will return to Council for further direction. Ban the bag movements are growing all over, despite the efforts of industry advocates who actually got an Assembly Bill passed (AB2449) which prohibits municipalities from imposing fees on plastic bags. Reasons for banning plastic bags cited include: •

It takes the equivalent of 12 million barrels of oil per year to make singleuse plastic bags, which are made from natural gas.

Only five to 10 percent get recycled, and that’s because analysts estimate that it’s more expensive to recycle them than it is to make new ones. So they go into the landfill, or worse – into the ocean.

Surfrider Monterey and Save Our Shores volunteers have removed more than 28,000 plastic bags from local rivers and beaches in the past few years. It was the number three cause of marine wildlife becoming entangled in debris,

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‘Cautious optimism’ over fireworks

The Board of the 2011 Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns are cautiously optimistic that there will be fireworks for this year’s pageant, set to return to the pier at Lovers Point on July 31. While the Board does not have the final permission from NOAA, president Sue Renz met with local officials and the group will go ahead and attempt to gain other permits – such as those from the Coast Guard – plus contracts, insurance and agreements around the fireworks. “It will only be a one-year permit, where we used to get five-year permits,” said Renz. “We’ll take it.” She added that she had been advised that the final permits might not be forthcoming until sometime in July. “At least we aren’t among those waiting for a permit for the 4th of July.” Costs for the fireworks portion of the pageant have increased and donations and


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pBAGS From Page 1 behind fishline and fishing nets.

More than 267 species of marine wildlife have been harmed by plastic bag litter. There are horrifying pictures of birds, seals, turtles, fish and otters among others that have ingested plastic bags or become entangled in them. Some municipalities have tried the education route. Tell people all about the problem and they’ll do the logical thing and stop using plastic bags. But they didn’t. The city of San Jose tried it and found that education alone did not significantly change people’s habits. Twenty-five percent of the world has either banned or put a fee on plastic bags, including Ireland, Scotland, Australia, South Africa. Bangladesh, Italy and China, which has not been known for its environmental consciousness. Since 2008, these nearby jurisdictions – including some with major populations – have banned plastic bags: Fairfax, Malibu, Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles County. Manhattan Beach has even gone so far as the California Supreme Court in a battle against the plastics industry to ban the bags. These cities are considering bans or fees: Encinitas, Los Angeles (city), San Diego, Santa Clara county (including 15 cities) and Santa Monica. Other places considering either a ban or the enactment of a fee include: Alameda County, Bakersfield, Belmont, Berkeley, Burbank, Calabasas, Chico. Downey, Eureka, Foster City, Gilroy, Humboldt County, Laguna Beach, Long Beach, Marin County, Mendocino County, Moorpark, Pasadena, San Rafael, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Sonoma County and Sunnyvale.

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sponsorships have been slow in coming. They were not part of the original celebration, yet it is the fireworks which most people surveyed connect with the event, now more than 100 years old. And it is the fireworks that most tourists and visitors from out of town come to see. Fireworks as part of celebrations have become more and more rare and people travel farther and farther to see them, many coming from the San Francisco Bay area, the San Joaquin Valley and south Monterey county to watch the pageant and the fireworks finale. Other parts of the feast of Lanterns celebration are set to return during the final week in July: the chalk fest, Pet Parade, dance at Chautaqua Hall and more are in the works. Also in the works is a “Feast of Flavors,” an expanded version of the Feast of Salads. The event would be a lunchtime affair and is dependent on donations from local restaurants for its success. While restaurants have been struggling, it is also true that many miss having collateral business from the Feast of Lanterns and will be forthcoming with donations of dishes for the Feast of Flavors.

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The Monterey Bay Regional Desalination Project partners have launched a website – – to provide information about the latest applications and events, project facilities tour, timeline, cost estimates and public involvement meetings. Included on the site is the pending Coastal Development Permit application with the State Coastal Commission. The regional desalination project partners are the Marina Coast Water District, Monterey County Water Resources Agency and California American Water. The website also provides a way to contact the partnership –

Desal forum postponed until after investigation

A meeting of the Community Involvement Forum group for the Regional Desalination Project that had been scheduled for Wed., June 15 was postponed until further notice. The decision to postpone the meeting was reached by the majority of the Regional Desalination Project's Advisory Committee. The meeting will be rescheduled once results are released in the ongoing investigation of former Monterey County Water Resources Agency board member Steve Collins and his consulting contract with the project’s engineering firm RMC Water and Environment. The Committee consists of the President of California American Water, two municipal advisors represented by Monterey Mayor Chuck Della Sala and Carmel-by-the-Sea Mayor Sue McCloud, and the General Managers of the Monterey County Water Resources Agency and Marina Coast Water District. "The Regional Water Project continues to move forward with permitting and design work," said California American Water spokesperson Catherine Bowie. "But we thought it would be best to postpone the Community Involvement Forum scheduled for this week because of the many questions participants are likely to have regarding the County's investigation. We believe discussion of this issue and the project will be more productive once the investigation is complete and its conclusions are known." Members of the public interested in attending the next meeting of the Community Involvement Forum can visit www. and sign up for emailed announcements of upcoming meetings on the "Contact Us" page. Those without email access may call Catherine Bowie of California American Water at (831) 646-3208.


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Ordinance of hosting a party with alcohol and juveniles. The measure proposed would provide the City a way to recover its full response costs, including reasonable and necessary costs directly incurred by the City, and costs for police, fire, and/or response services. Juveniles who have been drinking are either taken into police custody or released to a responsible adult. “It can tie up officers for hours,” said Police Chief Darius Engles, taking them away from other duties and effectively making the officers into babysitters until the matter is resolved, particularly if the juvenile cannot take care of themselves. He estimated officer time at $1,000 to $2,000. Already on the books is a law providing for a criminal penalty of $1,000 and a misdemeanor charge. The proposed law would add a hefty penalty. Though originally proposed at $25,000, it was agreed that the first infraction could result in a fine of $5,000 while a second would trigger a $25,000 fine. A first reading will be prepared soon.

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Linnet Harlan

Shelf Life

Marge Ann Jameson How Do You Vote?

Now the City Council has allocated the funds to allow the Library to be open 34 hours a week instead of 24 hours a week, the question to be answered is, “Which additional hours should the Library be open?” Some people passionately believe the Library should be open on Mondays because people are in the area of Central and Grand for the Farmers Market. Others just as passionately believe Monday is the worst choice because the presence of the Farmers Market makes the Library less physically accessible due to restricted available parking, etc. Other people favor opening the Library on Thursdays because Thursday is a short day for many PG school children who would attend the Library during their extra free time if the Library were open. Still others, particularly working citizens, would like to see the library open late, until 8 or 9 p.m., at least one evening a week. Obviously all these people have good points; also obviously, all their ideas cannot be implemented. Next time you’re in the Library, stop by the circulation desk or the reference desk and give a librarian your opinion and your logic. Who knows? Your opinion, and the reasoning behind it, might be what carry the day.

Self-Checkout Machine

As you enter the Library, on your left, you’ll see a large machine that looks something like a computer monitor. It’s a “self-checkout” machine. In other words, you don’t have to stand in line to check out your books, you can use this machine yourself. If you haven’t used the machine before, don’t worry. It has instructions that will walk you through the process. First you indicate whether you prefer your instructions in English or Spanish. Then you place your library card bar code in the viewing area that looks like a partially open book. A thin red line appears and scans your card’s bar code. You remove your card, then, one by one, you place your books so the thin red line can read each book’s bar code. Best of all, when you’ve finished, you can ask the machine for a receipt to remind you when the books are due. Of course, the self-checkout machine doesn’t smile at you and make pleasant conversation as the circulation librarians do, but if you’re in a hurry or want to try something different, try the self-checkout machine.

Volunteers Needed

The PG Library is fueled by volunteers. The extensive ways in which volunteers assist the operation of the Library will be the subject of another column. Right now, however, the Library is asking for more volunteers specifically to assist with shelving . With the Library open more hours, we anticipate more usage of the library, more books checked out, and thus more books that will need to be reshelved. Don’t worry if you don’t know the Dewey Decimal Code; as a reshelving volunteer, you’ll be trained in the process. The work is easy and enjoyable―you get exposed to a lot of books you might not otherwise see. Also, if you’re a student who needs public service credit, volunteering at the library is an excellent way to get those hours. Additional volunteers are especially needed during the summer when many regular volunteers are on vacation.

Display Cases―Mermaids in Pacific Grove

When you enter the Library and walk straight ahead toward the periodicals section, you’ll see the wood and glass display cases. Displays rotate throughout the year and have included in the past a display of bottle openers from around the world and, for younger library patrons, a display of Thomas the Tank Engine paraphernalia. The current displays are from the collection of “The Mermaid” Pickford and, not surprisingly, are mermaid related. In a library, it’s not surprising to see a couple of books displayed, The Merbaby by Teresa Bateman and Mermaid Tales from around the World by Mary Pope Osborne. But this display is much more extensive. There’s a mermaid pillow, a paper mache mermaid, several mermaid Christmas ornaments, a mermaid bottle opener, a mermaid bowl and even mermaid earrings. Next time you’re in the library, pause for a moment to appreciate the breadth of this display of underwater beauties.

Cop log Who would abandon a Porsche?

A Porsche was left in the same spot for more than a week The vehicle was registered to an address in Manhattan Beach, and when the owner was tracked down he said that he would move the Porsche and was planning to move to the area.

Couch potato burglar on Cedar Street

A duplex was broken into and a TV, XBox and Playstation3 were stolen.

Lost and found Scooter found in Caledonia Park Public Works found a scooter in Calendonia Park. Stroller found on beach front, no baby A stroller found on the beach front was turned in to the police. A bicycle was found on Grove Acre and was turned in to the police. We thought it was a doggie park Another bicycle was found at Rip Van Winkle Park. Easy to see A woman’s black and flourescent orange 10-speed bicycle was found lying in the ice plant on Pico Avenue., The serial number was clear. Wallets found. Or not. A wallet was found in the street at 7th and Central Avenue. A wallet was found in a parking lot at Country Club Gate. No wallet, just money $10 was turned in at the police department front desk. No wallet, no money An individual reportred having lost his wallet somewhere between Lovers Point and Pacific Grove golf Links. All in the family A wallet was turned in belonging to a juvenile. The dad claimed it. Found cell phone On Sunset, a cell phone was found. Fluffed, folded and lost A duffle bag was found near Fremont and Airport in Monterey. When the finder saw police at an unrelated accident, they turned it over. It contained what appeared to be laundry items.

Define “moving.”

A moving truck was located in a residential district on two separate nights and someone apparently thought it should be moving, not parking, so they slashed the tires. Now it can’t move anyway.

No, thanks, I’ll walk it myself

A person reported that a beagle on Junipero Avenue was being mistreated and had no food or water. But when the officer responded, it was found to have an automatic feeder and water source as well as shelter. It appeared to be in good health. The reporting party offered to walk the dog periodically but the owner declined the offer.


Involved in a minor collision, Trace Joe Wilhelm of Pacific Grove was found to be under the influence of prescription medication. He was lethargic and and his speech was slow. He couldn’t pass a sobriety test and was booked and fingerprinted.

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Trade the bottle for a teddy bear, pal On Sunset, a man was found sleeping in his vehicle with a bottle of alcohol on the seat next to him. He passed a blood alcohol test; he let the officer take his alcohol and destroy it. He admitted to being a 20-year alcoholic. Dennis Gerald Marshall of Carmel was arrested for DUI when he was found to be drunk in the driver’s seat of his parked car on Forest. Is it called RUI -- Riding Under the Influence? Richard Silveira Rodrigues of Monterey was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance when he was observed riding his bicycle backwards, and running a stop sign. Riding a stop sign. Backing through a stop sign. Whatever.

Diver rescued in Monterey Bay

During a training exercise on Sat. June 11, the crew of the City of Monterey’s fire boat, The Pearl, heard a marine radio distress call from a dive boat anchored offshore near Cannery Row. After learning the vessel’s description and location, the Monterey fire boat crew quickly located the dive boat in their immediate area and responded to the call of a diver in distress. On arrival at the scene, they found a diver floating in the water. The diver and his dive partner were pulled aboard the fire boat. At the time of the rescue, the diver did not have a pulse and was not breathing. Monterey firefighters administered CPR until the diver was safely delivered by ambulance to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, where he regained a pulse and was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit where he remains hospitalized.


Times • June 17, 2011

Jon Guthrie

High Hats & Parasols Dear Readers: Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in “High Hats” are not our words. They are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Our journalistic predecessors held to the highest possible standards for their day, as do we at Cedar Street Times. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding.

The News … from 1911.

Notes from around the area…

The town council has voted that an extra fifty dollars be added to PG’s building fund to meet the demand of an unnamed contractor. Miss Eva Matheson has been chosen to serve as next term’s President of the Philathea Bible Class. Miss Madeline Fridley has been named Director of Music. A gift of $57 has been donated to the high school for the purpose of helping soundproof the music classroom.

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Old Monterey Democrat mentions the Grove

Dan Wharburton of the Grove found a copy of the Monterey Democrat stashed in a vacant house he had purchased on Seventh street. This paper – dated September 12, 1868 – is a very interesting relic of the Old Capital. The publishers were listed as Esquires Gregory and Johnson. The paper was issued once a week and the subscription price was half the cost of today’s subscriptions at 50¢ a year, delivered to your home by courier. Monterey served at that time as the county seat of Monterey County. W. S. Johnson, an owner and editor, was also county clerk and county recorder. Among the advertisers were Charley & Wilde Dealers in Hides and Tallow, R. H. McDonald & Company Druggists, and Marshall & Haight Commission Merchants. I Nineteen advertisers from San Francisco were included An editorial mentioned the beauty of Pacific Grove and begged Grovians to shop in Monterey rather than travel to San Francisco.

Freak egg laid by Grove pullet

M. S. A. Gerdes has a freak egg which was laid by one of his pullets. This egg weighs six ounces, is 8 ¾ inches in circumference the small way around, and is 9 ¾ inches the long way around. These measurements are remarkable for an egg, but what is truly remarkable is that the shell is encased in a bag of see-through mucous. The egg is on display in the window of Frank J. Wyeth’s Grocery. II



A “commission merchant” accepted previously-owned merchandise to resell at a percentage of its cost. The final outcome of this remarkable egg’s history received no mention.


Il Traviata was a work of the esteemed composer Giuseppe Verde. Of its tunes, the “drinking song” became a world-wide favorite.


The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, founded by the Chautauqua, was falling on hard times in terms of both financial and operational support.

References: Pacific Grove Review, Monterey Daily Cypress, Del Monte Weekly, Salinas Index, Monterey County Post, Bullions’ Grammar (1890). Know some news or trivia from a century ago? Contact the author Jon Guthrie:

Grand Opera at Star Theater

Manager Chapman has advised the Review that the Star Theater will present “Grand Opera” in slides and flickers Sunday and Monday evenings. Grovians are given 10¢ off the admission price of 25¢ a seat. The show to be presented is “Il Trovatore.” The principals in the cast are Lenora Francesca Bertini, Azania Gemmy, Francesca Bertini, and Count Le Luna. Troubadours are Alberto Vestry and Archie Manifesto. Music has been especially arranged to fit the pictures and a full orchestra is rehearsing. Manager Chapman said: “Everyone should plan to come. This may be one of the best shows we have ever screened. You will love the music” III

First quarter cited as “dry” month in mountains

The Review has received its copies of the monthly report from the California Department of the Weather. The following was noted: While coastal weather was “extremely wet”, February was a month of only moderate snow in the mountains. A period of fair weather mid-month, however, entered the mountain areas and took precipitation from the normally wet season. However, earlier snows will make for good run-offs from the melt. Snow flurries were reported as late as April. The Cole Ranch (Tehama County) and the Smith Ranch (Stockton) both reported enough moisture to last the year. “There is enough pack in shady areas of the mountains to give us a fair amount of water,” a representative of the Cole Ranch said.

PG museum association needs to end confusion

A meeting of the Grove’s museum association was held Saturday afternoon. Fourteen members were present, but neither the president nor vice president were on hand. Miss Duncan, the curator, was also unable to be present on account of the illness of her mother. The meeting was presided over by lay member A. E. Bunker. Mrs. Culp, a museum volunteer, said she had been too busy to prepare a report. Mr. Bunker made a short verbal report which became the principal statement of the event. The notices of the secretary were then read showing a balance on hand of $175. Rev. E. H. Maloney reported that both Miss Duncan and Miss Norton are in correspondence with friends whom they think will come to the Grove and speak before the museum association, but neither was sure when. Considerable discussion then followed concerning the proposed Spring Flower Festival. Miss Norton suggested the matter be left in the hands of the association secretary. F. D. Nagle was to make the final report, but said instead that he would see to it that the report be published in the Review. Nagle indicated that he had not been advised that his report was forthcoming at the time of the meeting. Nagle then encouraged the association to get organized and avoid future confusion. IV

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PKF Cyclists return to Gateway Center By Cameron Douglas How far is a journey? For members of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, it can be as far as 4,000 miles or as near as a handshake. Twenty-eight young men on their own journey rode their bicycles from San Francisco into Pacific Grove on the first leg of a cross-country trip, to shake hands with residents of Gateway Center on June 13. It’s called the Journey of Hope, run by Push America; a non-profit organization set up by the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity in 1977 for the purpose of mobilizing its members in support of people with disabilities. The annual event raises money and awareness for those less fortunate. It’s something for which these college students are willing to pedal a bicycle thousands of miles across the United States. Each year, 100 members of the fraternity ride a combined total of 12,000 miles. Each rider must come up with $5,000 in pledges in order to be part of the Journey of Hope. This year, they started from two “kick-off” points: Seattle, for the Trans-America ride, and San Francisco, for the north and south routes out of California. All will pedal east and reach their mutual destination, Washington, D.C., on August 13. Imagine it: Just you, your bike, the team and the road. You listen attentively to the leaders, who call out upcoming hazards and changes in direction. A film of grease from a well-oiled chain wicks onto your right calf. The scenery unfolds before you in an ever-changing ribbon of American landscape and culture. Fatigue comes and goes as you reach deeper into yourself. People exchange smiles and waves with you as you pass by. And when the next destination comes, when it’s time to dismount and meet the people you’re riding for, it’s the best kind of fuel. You are having the time of your life. Dustin Jackson represents KRG Capital, one of the event’s sponsors. Jackson is assigned to ride the beginning part of the South route. “I act as a riding instructor,” he said, to make sure the travelers understand the rules and practices of safe riding. This is his third year on the Journey, which aims to raise $500,000. “So far, we’re at about $535,000,” said publicist Andres Gonzalez, a fraternity member from Florida International University. At Gateway, the cyclists lined up for lunch at the dining room and enjoyed the company of their hosts. It’s been a year since the last group of Push America riders stopped in. The Gateway residents, who had waited anxiously all morning, were clearly delighted to see them.

Above (L-R) George Williams; Ethan Wicklund; Cody Poplin; Austin Black; Dustin Jackson.

Below: A map of this year’s “Journey of Hope.”

Above: “Where’s lunch? We’re hungry!” Below: Bicyclists join staff and residents for lunch at Gateway center.

Above: “Push America” riders pulled into Gateway Center on June 13.

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First week of summer

When you’re a kid, you don’t let a little fog get in the way of your good time. Youngsters enrolled in the City’s various programs celebrated the first week of summer. Above, the annual Basketball Shooting Camp, contracted out with PGHS Coach, Dan Powers; Top right, Kristy Sebok – Sebok Art Camp with avid young artists; Bottom right, the SZ Tennis Camp; Below, Adventure Campers at Lovers Point Beach.

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Many golfers struggle to play better golf but few lack the direction to get started on the road to better scores. One of the first things I do with my students is ask them what their handicap is. If they say "28," for example, I then ask them, "Well, where do you think you are losing 28 shots per round?" Far too often their answer is, "I don't know." If more players knew how to use their scorecard to their advantage, they would know where most of their strokes are lost. A great learning tool, I tell my students, is to use your scorecard during your next four rounds as a record of every shot you hit. Along with the score for each hole, mark down on your card how many fairways you hit, how many greens in regulation you hit, how many putts per green you use, and how many times you did or didn't get up and down. Ideally, I'd like to see you do this type of record-keeping for at least four rounds on four different courses. That way it will give you truer average of your strengths and weaknesses. Once you do this, you and your PGA Professional can go over the results on the lesson tee and really see where you are having the most trouble scoring. Then it's simply a matter of working on the areas of your golf game that need the most help.

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

We welcome Ben Alexander, the teaching pro at Pacific Grove Golf Links as well as Poppy Hills Golf Course, to our Sports page. He will present short tips for golfers searching to improve their game. If you have a question for him, please see his website at

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Red-Shouldered Hawk: A very efficient hunter

The Red-Shouldered Hawk is a very efficiant hunter. It hunts from a perch and will sit quietly until prey wanders into its line of sight. Once the prey is spotted, the hawk drops down and snatches it. Red-shouldered Hawks feeds on small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and insects. They share range and prey with the barred owl, but

Feast of Lanterns call for art entries The Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns has issued an open call for entries to all artists for this year’s art competition. Artists’ entries that celebrate this 106 year old festival may be in any form of 2- or 3-dimensional art except film or movies unless previously approved. Entries must be ready to hang or display. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 5, 2010. Cash prizes and/or ribbons will be awarded winners. Art submitted must be original work and represent the Feast of Lanterns. All entries must be received by the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns via Monterey Bay Education Center Friday through Thursday between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. MBEC is located at 153 Fountain Avenue in Pacific Grove. Deadline for entries is July 5, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Artists may contact Marge Jameson at Cedar Street Times, 831-324-4742 with questions, or email, Accepted entries will be displayed from July 6 through July 31. Winners will be announced at the artists reception, set for Sun., July 10 from 4:00 p.m. To 8:00 p.m. The panel of judges will be local art aficionados who will judge the work based on how well it represents the traditions of the Festival and this year’s theme. All work entered must be available for sale by the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc. A commission of 40 percent will go to Feast of Lanterns and 10 percent will go to MBEC for expenses. There is no entry fee. Work may be picked up Mon., Tues. or Wed. August 1, 2 or 3 at MBEC. Checks for any sales will be mailed at the beginning of September, 2011. Complete entry rules are available by emailing folpublicity@gmail or in person at or MBEC.

The Red-Shouldered Hawk can be seen throughout the eastern United States and along the coast of California and northern Mexico. Due to loss of habitat, the Red-shouldered Hawk’s numbers have declined but the current populations appear to be stable.

Photos by Marley Knoles

Red-shouldered Hawks make their nests of sticks, nesting in the same area year after year, but building a new nest every year. They may refurbish a nest they used several years before but do not use the same nest from year to year. Their nests are built in the trees but rather than toward the top of the trees, they build them half way up. They also line the nest with greenery, something most hawks rarely do.

Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce presents

Caledonia Park • Tommy Stillwell Court (behind the Post Office)

Monday, July 4th • 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Firefly Rock & Roll Band BBQ Lunch - $10 (kids $5) served from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

includes half chicken, beans, garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink (hot dogs for the kids)

• Pacific Grove Rotary Club presents Reading of Declaration of Independence at 11:00 am •

Fun Games for the Kids Sponsored by: City of Pacific Grove, Grove Market, Earthbound Farms, PG Florist, Asilomar & Save Mart FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL:


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Events and more

Up and Coming NOW SHOWING at PG Art Center Through July 14th, 2011

Is Iran A Threat? Speaker Sun., June 19

Opening Reception, Friday, June 3rd, 7- 9 pm. with live solo guitar music by Joseph Lucido “Tiny Treasures,” PGAC’s annual fundraiser show of miniature works.

A speech panel titled “Is Iran A Threat?” is scheduled for Sunday, June 19 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Street in Seaside. The two panelists are Paola Gilbert, a Muslim and instructor at Monterey Peninsula College, and David R. Henderson, an economics professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and research fellow with Hoover Institution. The event is free to the public. Contact David Henderson 648-1776 or Phil Butler 649-1336 for more information.

“Flight,” Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation’s annual all member show. “Flowers I Have Known,” The photography of Michael Stansbury. “The Landscape Illuminated,” Oils on canvas by Robert Lewis.

Youth Art Workshops at PG Art Center Ages 8-14

Five Sessions: Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:30 pm, $100 per Session. Dates                                               Theme         June 20-June 24                           Insects July 11-July 15                              Animals July 18-July 22                              Aquatics                     July 25-July 29                              Feast of Lanterns   For young artists open to exploring their creativity in a supportive environment. We’ll do T-shirts, papier mache, beading, clay, and, of course, drawing and painting.   Sign up ASAP before classes fill up. Limited scholarships available. Contact teacher, Julie Heilman, at 917-0009 for further information.

Classes at the PG Art Center Watercolor Class with Jane Flury 6-9:00 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pacific Grove

Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave.,Pacific Grove. This is an overview class using the limited palette method and includes the basics to experimental. Class works from still life on towards a model. Beginners welcome. Six week session $90. Next session starts June 7 (no class July 5). For more information call 402-5367 or  Beginning Watercolor Class with Jane Flury 9a.m.-12:00 p.m. Thursdays at Vista Lobos, Carmel. This is an overview class using the limited palette method and will cover the basics of watercolor. Class will work from still life. Beginners welcome. 10 week session $50. Next session starts June 23, 2011. Pre-register through Carmel Adult School 624-1714   Outdoor Painting with Jane Flury- ongoing, 10a.m.-1p.m. Saturdays. Class meets at various locations around the Monterey Peninsula. All media and skill levels welcome. Lots of instruction available. $20 drop-in fee. For more information or location schedule call 402-5367 or e-mail: Drawing Class with Jane Flury 6-8p.m. Thursdays at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Class will learn the basics of perspective, shadow and line. Beginners welcome. Four week session $75. Next session starts June 9. Information call 402-5367 or

“Riotous Characters,” Silk fiber Art by Joanne Keane

Annual ‘Tiny Treasures’ raffle is on

Oil painting by Carole Bestor: one of the pieces in the Tiny Treasures show. The piece is framed. Pacifc Grove Art Center’s annual fundraiser, Tiny Treasures, is on now. 130 miniature original works of art by some of the leading artists on the penninsula will be raffled with a drawing on July 13 at 5:30 pm (need not be present to win). “Since there will be 130 separate drawings, your chances of winning an original framed piece of art for a $5 raffle ticket are good,” said Jaqui Hope, director of the PG art Center. Tickets are on sale now for $5.00 each or 10 for $40.00 through 5pm on July 13 at the Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, open noon-5:00 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sundays.This fundraiser provides support for afterschool and summer art workshops for kids, art education for adults, and exhibits and events for the entire community.


309A Forest Avenue Pacific Grove

“Natural Splendor of the Central Coast” featuring the photography of Adrianne Jonson, Greg Magee and Marcia Stearns and new Big Sur Jade Sculpture by Don Wobber. “Natural Splendor” will be open through July 15.

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Best of the Best In a city renowned for its architecture and the preservation thereof, one would expect the Heritage Society’s annual awards to be a veritable showcase of the best of the best. And this year was no exception. The judges recognized seven buildings gleaned from 24 nominations submitted by the public -- and these from an inventory of more than 1200 historic buildings. From top to bottom, at left are: Pauline and Anthony Pearsall’s home on Central, the 124-year old Margaret Lowry House; Preservation Award winner the Amanda Cochran House at 142 19th Street, owned by Elizabeth Gordon; 1932 Pueblo Revival style home at 243 Lighthouse, owned by Jon Mulcahey and Louise Cutino; Queen Anne style Amanda Cochran house at 412 16th Street owned by Francis Coen and Michelle Ford. Below, top to bottom: “Landmark” 1893 Victorian owned by the Allotti family at Lighthouse and Fountain; “folk Victorian” Sherman Cooley house at 520 12th St., owned by Steve and Stajonne Montalvo; 731 Ocean View Blvd. took “new construction” honors for owner Ronni Sarmanian.

Photos by Peter Mounteer


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New You

Health and Well-Being

The Zen of Slothfulness

I have always been an advocate of personal production, industrial personalities, and living a life on purpose. To keep myself on track, I have made (from 81/2x11-20 bond copier paper) and placed on my office wall posters that read, “Peace is worth the risk.” “Faith is a now thing.” “Release the past-Reach from the present-Realize a better future,” and “The difference between “thinking” you can achieve something and “believing” you can achieve something is; “Thinking” focuses on the process to a perceived end, “Believing” perceives the end and develops the process.” “The difference between a visionary and dreamer is: Visionaries wake up and go to work.” Yeah, I am an energetic optimist who believes that you, I, we, us, them, and they can do it – whatever it is. One of my favorite Bible verses is, “Call those things that are not, as if they were.” And my personal belief is our God-like image is the image of creating, that like God, we have the power to make from nothing, something… matter of fact, that is all we do! And that is what brings me to the next point. In a world where it seems ever more challenging to ensure one’s well-being and quality of life, how easy is it to find ourselves sprinting the proverbial rat race, using our creative juices to burn ourselves out just so we can cut out a life of wanting to live better? Is there ever enough time to achieve the goal, complete the list, meet the objective, accomplish milestones, stay on task, or just plain get’er done? Neither the human spirit, mind, or body exists for continual exertion, and that’s my point. In all your doing, how do you do rest? Somehow rest has become a secondary consideration and yet rest is

to rest. So if you are running the rat race, if your think you “have” to keep going, if you feel the pressure and stress of having to get-er-done, if rest is what want, what you are missing, if rest is what you need, then be like God and rest. “Be still,” and know God.

Dirrick Williams

Principle Living

Pray and meditate daily… it makes a difference not only a pleasure, it is a principle of life of high order, even God rested on the seventh day. Outside of vacation, how much time does the average person spend planning rest? Even then, too many of us after a week’s vacation require another week to recuperate from all the work it takes to take and enjoy our vacation. So when do we rest? Not to neglect responsibility, but moreover not to neglect self… sometimes we need to say “Today I will exercise my God likeness, today I will rest!” For many of us true rest, recuperation of spirit, mind, and body takes serious thought and effort to achieve. Sometimes doing nothing is all we should be doing. I call this “The Zen of Slothfulness.” No dear, today I am not doing the-honey-do-list. No sweetness, I am not going to the store today. No darling, I am not washing the dishes, my clothes, your clothes, the car, or the windows (maybe not even myself). Perhaps for just one day the curtains remain drawn, blinds remain shut, landlines are turned to silence, answering machine and cell phones are turned off, and instead of our email auto-responders reading, “I have no access to email,” they will read “email has no access to me!” Today the weeds get a break and the bed will remain un-made till I return for more sleep. Today I shall rest. True rest is more than staying in bed

Transform your negative beliefs. . . transform your life. Rabia Erduman, CHT, CMP, RPP, CST Author of Veils of Separation


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all morning and far more than climbing out of bed, walking to the couch, and wrapping “you” in a blanket for a Saturday filled of bon-bons, cream puffs, and television. True rest, rest that reaches the soul and re-energizes the spirit of your mind is not simply being lazy. It is the self-absorbing process of reflecting upon the full awareness and goodness of God, of which you are a significant part, and accepting, believing, and developing the consciences to live as such. There is nothing we can do which will alter the sovereignty of the almighty except to realize that It is! True rest is spiritual intimacy; it is the time where creation willfully unites with creator for the purpose of spirit, mind, and body regeneration. Rest in its highest form is a sacred time of still and silence dedicated to prayer, meditation, and perhaps fasting for greater tangency with “Is.” Resting is not a science; it is not an art, it is far more. Rest is a necessity and like the creative process, it is an expression of your God like image. Perhaps the best thing for our busy lives is to stop, be still, and rest in knowing that. Rest, true rest is the place and time when you let go and let God The Bible says “Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10. To this, I write neither the human spirit, mind, nor body exists for continual exertion, we all need

Principle Living is an encouraging, revolutionary, teaching, that empowers individuals, enhances relationships, and brings about a heightened sense of purpose by equipping individuals with a deeper sense of self and spiritual authority. For more information on private or group gatherings, please visit, call 831-383-2205, or come by “The LivingRoom” at 950 Cass Street, Monterey, each Sunday at 10:30am. My newly released book “Principle Living” is available on-line at these locations Publisher/Xulon Press Listing: bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ ISBN=9781609578121 Amazon Listing: ref=nb_sb_noss?url=searchalias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=p rinciple+living+dirrick&rh=i%3Aaps% 2Ck%3Aprinciple+living+dirrick&enc =1&ajr=3 Barnes & Noble Listing: =dirrick+williams&box=dirrick%20 williams&pos=-1 Hotfrog Principle-Living

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MST offers Summer Youth GoPass

Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) is now offering a Summer Youth GoPass for individuals 18 years and under. It provides unlimited rides on MST’s local, primary and regional routes all summer long for only $38. Add only $1 cash fare tor travel on MST’s commuter routes. The pass offers a savings of $187 as compared to the purchase of three 31 Day Super Discount GoPasses. The 2011 Summer Youth Pass is available to purchase now and valid from June 1 through August 31. It can be only purchased at MST customer service locations at the Bus Stop Shop in Monterey, Marina Transit Exchange or Salinas Transit Center. For more information, visit or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1.

AFRP’s Dining Out for Animals June 22

Join us for AFRP’s 3rd Annual "Dining Out for the Animals" Event on Wednesday, June 22 by eating at great local restaurants that are generously donating 10 percent of the night's proceeds to AFRP. Bring your friends and family, enjoy a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner out and help the animals at the same time. Participating restaurants include Peppers, Favaloro’s, Henry’s BBQ, Carmel Belle, The Turtle Bay Taquerias, Rosine’s, Basil, Pepper’s, Rio Grill, Tarpy’s Roadhouse, Wild Plum, Center St Grill, Nuevo Southwest Grill, and Mamma Lucia’s Pizza. For an updated listing of the participating restaurants visit or call 333-0722. Dine Out for the Animals on June 22, enjoy a wonderful meal and make a difference in the lives of homeless animals!

Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Avenue, 831-375-7207 Chabad of Monterey 2707 David Avenue, Pacific Grove, 831-643-2770 Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363 Church of Christ 176 Central Avenue, 831-375-3741 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741 First Church of God 1023 David Avenue, 831-372-5005 First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove 915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875 Worship: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138

Claude J. Cory

Obituary Claude J. Cory November 8, 1915 – June 12, 2011

Pacific Grove ~ Longtime Pacific Grove resident, Claude James Cory, passed away Sunday morning, June 12, at 12:55 am at his home. He had been suffering from congestive heart failure since March of the previous year and was under hospice care. Claude was born Monday, November 8, 1915, to Perley and Carrie (Reviere) Cory on the Cory family farm, located at Five Corners, Pearl Street Road, about four miles from Watertown, New York. It was near what was then called Sanford Corners. He was their third and last child. His sister, Viva, was born in 1904 and his brother, Earl, in 1906. If there is one thing that had kept Claude’s interest over the years, it was the automobile. He bought his first car at age 16 and drove for the next 76 years. Following his heart attack in March of 2010, he bought a 4-wheel scooter to get about town. When Claude was sixteen he meet Phyllis Rebecca Sayer, age fourteen, at Black River High School, in Black River, NY. They announced their engagement on her eighteenth birthday in 1936 and were married two years later, April 27, 1938. Their 73rd anniversary became a front page story in the 2011 Memorial Day Weekend edition of the Monterey Herald. Just after their marriage, Claude completed a course with the International Correspondence School and received his diploma in Automotive Electronics. He owned several service stations and worked, just before World War II, in the construction of Pine Camp, NY as an electrician’s assistant. During the war, he worked at North County Battery in Watertown, NY, maintaining automobile electronics and batteries for Pine Camp. Their first two children, Earl (1941) and Philip (1942), were born during this time. As a child Claude suffered from tuberculosis and as a result had severe asthma. In 1947, his doctor told him to go to Arizona. His cousin in Los Angeles, Vernon Cory, recommended California, but told him “bring your house with you.” They bought a 27-foot house trailer and the four of them moved to California during the severe winter of 1948. They moved into The Mercury Trailer Park in Cudahy, CA. In March of 1948, he started work at Crown Coach Corporation where he wired school buses, fire trucks, tour buses, and mobile video tape studios. While living in the trailer park, two more children, Cecil (1949) and Iva (1950), were born. In 1950, they were able to move into a small house in South Gate, CA. Television fascinated Claude. In 1949, he purchased his first set. He attended night school at South Gate High School to learn television repair. During this time, Claude was active in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts as Cub Master, Scout Master, Webelos Leader and a member of the Los Angeles Area Council for 16 years. In 1964, while visiting their friends the Smiths, owners of Andril Motel in Pacific Grove, they decided to open a T.V. business there. In 1965 they bought Diridoni T.V. & Radio at the corner of Lighthouse and Forest, their current residence on Pine Avenue, and moved to Pacific Grove. Over the next 15 years, they owned several T.V. and Radio businesses, were active in several civic organizations and became friends with numerous people in the community. In 1980, Claude turned 65; after a Christmas sale they closed their store. For the next 20 years he traveled, camped, and “worked” in his garage. Claude is survived by his wife of 73 years, Phyllis Rebecca Cory; his four children, Earl, Philip, Cecil, and Iva Heitz; two grandchildren, Richard Cory and Sherry Heitz Sands and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his granchildren, Vibeke Cory and Cory Heitz. For Claude, the 95-year- long journey from Sanford Corners, New York to Pacific Grove, California ended in his home on Sunday Morning, June 12, 2011. Funeral services will be held at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church at 1:00 pm, Saturday June 25, 2011. Claude will be interred in the Cory Family Plot at Sanford Corners Cemetery in Calcium, NY, two miles from his birth place. To sign Claude’s guest book and leave messages for his family, please visit Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pacific Grove Library, 550 Central, Pacific Grove 93950.

Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove 804 Redwood Lane, 831-333-0636 Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th Street, 831-373-4705 Pacific Coast Church 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942 Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-647 St. Angela Merici Catholic Church 146 8th Street, 831-655-4160 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12th Street, 831-373-4441 Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818

Claude J. Cory in 1934

and in 2001


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Your achievements

Peeps Crisis. It’s coming. Kellen Gibb’s latest showcases the filmmaker’s progress

There’s an infection loose on humankind, and one man injects the antidote into his son, played by Matthew Mounteer, in hopes of saving the human race. Filmmaker Kellen Gibbs no sooner got his James Potter movie invited to a film festival -- Leaky Con -- in Florida than he completed the trailers on Crisis: The Series, his latest, and set everyone on their ears again. Born during a sleep-over with his friends Peter Mounteer and Gabe Bileti a couple of years ago, the project took a brief back seat to the Potter film, his senior project. But it’s back in the front seat and should be complete by August, 2011. Packaged in five episodes, Kellen Gibbs’ new film will be available on You Tube soon. It’s a new way of presenting film work, and as it is completely original, Gibbs may even be able to make a little money on it – something he could not do with the James Potter movie. He was constrained by agreements with the author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, and the author of the James Potter spinoffs, G. Norman Lippert. But Crisis is all Gibbs. He’s still learning as he goes, and credits HARA advisor

Michael Buffo, who teaches a film-making class at the Carmel Youth Center, for helping him with tips. While the cast and crew is made up largely of Gibbs’ friends and acquaintances from the Monterey Peninsula, the film is scored by Ramon Jose, an Australian Gibbs knows only in the Internet. They were “introduced” by Isaias Garcia of Toronto – another Internet contact – who scored the James Potter film. Gibbs is producer, director , cameraman and film editor. He obtained the props and equipment (like a hair dryer) and lined up sets (like Ft. Ord) and he gets to tell people what to do, probably his favorite part, says the young filmmaker. He also edits the product on his home computer, which many have told him is his true forté. He shot most of the film himself on a small personal movie camera, using a skateboard to smooth out the action. And he acts in the film.

The public is invited to see the trailer at crisis

The machine guns and explosions in the film all took place on Gibbs’s computer – the guns are actually air guns. He has found he needs to do ”re-voicing,” where he dubs a new voice track over the sound of generators and fans, for example, where he needed the generator to run lights in night scenes. Gibbs’s makeup crew is Phai Giron, who also plays a zombie in the film. Peter Mounteer, who helped in the concept of the film, plays an anti-zombie as does Bileti, and Gibbs’s father helped with some of the production as well. And there are dozens of friends involved, mostly as zombies. He’s currently looking for a doctor’s office to film a particular scene and thinks he may have a line on one. “I also need people to hold boards,” he said, referring to large white poster-sized boards which bounce light back and brighten the film. “My Potter film was a little dark,” he admits. He got a lot of advice, and he’s learning as he goes. Gibbs will attend Monterey Peninsula College this fall and hopes later to go to USC, famed for its film-making school, In the meantime, the public is invited to see the trailer at http://www.facebook. com/crisis. Like it. And watch for casting calls. You, too, could be a zombie.

Off screen shots

Above: Gabe Bileti takes a break from fighting zombies on location at Ft. Ord.

Even zombies like cookies. Connor James and Oreos.

Come Speak With Kathleen Lee Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District Board Member (Representing Pacific Grove, New Monterey and northern Pebble Beach)

Above and below: Posters for the movie

Michael Buffo films Gibbs and Peter Mounteer

At a Public Forum, Monday, June 20 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Pacific Grove Community Center 515 Junipero Avenue Join in a Dialogue on MPRPD’s Mission and Community Needs Meet Jim Sulentich,

The Park District’s New General Manager Friends off-screen: Zombie Savin Damkar, L, zombie fighter Gabe Bileti

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Peeps All-Star jazz students headed for tour

On Fri., June 24, the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Monterey County High School All-Star Band and High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble will depart for a 3-day tour to the heartland of the United States, with performances in Kansas and Missouri. During the tour, they will perform at a number of festivals and other sites. “I’m very excited about our upcoming County High School All-Star Band and High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble tour to America’s jazz heartland,” said Dr. Rob Klevan, Education Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival. “The tour will give our students a chance to visit some of the most historical points of interest in America’s jazz history, as well as perform in a variety of settings.” After their return from the Midwest, the Monterey County High School All-Star Band will perform at the San Jose Jazz Festival. Both the All-Star Band and the Vocal Honor Ensemble will also perform at Jazz on the Plazz in Los Gatos on Wed., Aug. 17, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The Jazz on the Plazz concert is free, and will take place at the Los Gatos Town Plaza, at the intersection of West Main Street and Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Los Gatos. The bands will also make their traditional appearance at the Monterey Jazz Festival on Sunday, September 18 in the Night Club. The Monterey County High School All-Star Band, directed by saxophonist and flautist Paul Contos, includes the best and brightest student musicians from the Festival’s home county. Members are selected by the Festival’s “Traveling Clinicians” who visit Monterey schools once a month during the school year for one-on-one instruction in jazz, and the 2011 groups include jazz musicians and vocalists from Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, and Stevenson high schools. The jazz program at Pacific Grove High School was de-funded a few years ago due to a combination of declining enrollment and lack of funds. It is now an after-school activity, funded by parents, members and benefactors. Todd Clickard is the advisor. This year, with a number of Pacific Grove students being part of the AllStar Band and with 35 Pacific Grove students enrolled in the Monterey Jazz Festival Jazz Camp, the possibility of bringing it back grows ever closer. 2011 Monterey County High School All-Star Band
 Director – Paul Contos Saxophones 
Nathan Short – alto, Carmel High School
 Davis Mendelsohn – alto, Salinas High School
 Alexander Alegre – tenor, Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club 
Matt Pardue – tenor, Carmel High School 
Emmett Ferry – baritone, Carmel High School Trombones 
Peter Sujan, Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club
 Matthew Shonman, Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club 
Ben Hudson, Stevenson School 
Edison Cho, Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club
 Marshall Murphy (bass), Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club Trumpets
 Steven Groves, Salinas High School
 Alec Guertin, Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club 
Mikey Cho, Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club
 Tyler Chisman, Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club
 Bryan Louie, Stevenson School Rhythm/Other
 Patrick Hogan – piano, Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club 
Andrew Parker – bass, Salinas High School
 Nigel Hardy – guitar, Carmel High School
 Micah Cabaccang – drums, Salinas High School
 Cameron Yeater – drums, Carmel High School
 Ashley Johnson – vocals, Salinas High School Top right: Alexandr Alegre, tenor sax Center right: The ensemble under the direction of Paul Contos Bottom right: Patrick Hogan on piano.

Writing home

Armed Services News Briefs Army Pvt. Foster F. Cochran has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values and tra-

ditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experienced use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and antitank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight equipment; operate and maintain communications equipment and radio networks; construct field firing aids for infantry weapons; and perform infantry combat exercises and dismounted battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological or chemical contaminated area. Cochran graduated in 2011 from Pacific Grove Adult School.


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First Aid for Kids, Organic Gardening: go outdoors with Monterey Regional Park District classes

A continuing series of lessons in organic gardening at Tularcitos School in Carmel Valley and a two-day First Aid program for youngsters 8 through 12 are among the upcoming offerings of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District ( Details follow. For complete information on all spring and summer classes of The Park District, see the Let’s Go Outdoors! Adventure Activities guide or go on-line at

Outdoor Wild! First Aid for Kids (Two-day program)

The ideal first step in safety for the active child. Team games and situational scenarios help kids learn the basics of first aid. Regional environmental hazards (poison oak, snakebites, ticks, etc.) are identified. Emphasis is placed on safety and prevention. Upon completion, participants will receive Kids’ CPR and Basic Aid certificates. Ages 8-12, Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, 12:30 PM-4 PM (both days), Garland Ranch Regional Park Museum, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road, $65 (district resident), $72 (non-district resident) for two-day program, plus $15 materials fee. Instructors: Backcountry Medical Guides.

Organic Summer Gardening

Come find a taste of sunshine in beautiful Carmel Valley! Reap the bounty of corn, tomatoes, beans, squash, raspberries, sunflowers or zinnias. Tend a crop of Peruvian quinoa and experiment with companion planting and permaculture techniques, composting, soil preparation, seeding, growing and harvesting. Identify and observe beneficial insects too. Ages 5-adult, children 12 and under must be accompanied by paid adult, Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 21, June 23, June 28 and June 30, 10 AM-12 noon, each day. Tularcitos School Garden, 35 Ford Road, Carmel Valley, $12 (district resident), $14 (non-district resident) per class. Instructor: Margo Grych. Pre-registration is strongly suggested for all classes and programs offered by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD).   Register online at or in-person between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tues.-Fri. at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (check, money order, Visa or MasterCard or Discover 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. Contact is Joseph Narvaez, at 372-3196, ext.  3.

Father’s Day Fest set at Pacific Grove Golf Links

The Pacific Grove Golf Links hopes to make Father’s Day a little more fun with its first ever Father’s Day Fun Fest. On Sun., June 19, the local golf links will give a little back to Dad with a morning putting contest, all day raffles and the final round of the U.S. Open broadcast live in the Golf Shop and the Point Pinos Grill. “We are excited to start this wonderful familyoriented tradition,” said Head professional Joe Riekena. “Since 1932, The Pacific Grove Golf Links has always been about providing a great recreational opportunity for families, friends and individuals alike. Now we can give our golfing public a great gift for their dads. “As tradition holds, the final round of the U.S. Open is always scheduled for Father’s Day,” explained Riekena. “We invite everyone down to enjoy the excitement at the Point Pinos Grill. We have 3 flat screen TVs to catch all the action while you enjoy the contests and drawings. We look forward to making your Father’s Day one to remember.” Festivities will kick off with a putting contest running all morning from 8:00 a.m. to noon with prizes awarded later that day. There will also be a special raffle open to everyone. Prizes for both the putting contest and the raffle include golf for two with shared cart and practice balls at the Pacific Grove Golf Links plus lunch for two at the Point Pinos Grill. There is no purchase necessary and you do not need to be present to win. For more information call the Golf Links at 831.648.5773

Great News for Those Who Need Skilled Nursing Care


orest Hill Manor is now accepting Medicare Qualified or Private Pay residents directly from the community-at-large into its Skilled Nursing Center. We typically provide private suites for our Medicare residents receiving skilled nursing care at no extra charge. The Skilled Nursing Center offers: • State-of-the-art skilled nursing care. • Individualized care plans. • Short Respite or Long Term stays. • Beautiful private suites with private bathrooms, flat screen TVs. • Resident Select Menu Options and Medically-Prescribed Diets. Forest Hill Manor’s Medicare Certified Skilled Nursing Center garners rave reviews: a daughter of a recently admitted parent wrote the Administrator, “You and your staff have given my sister and me tremendous peace of mind and for that we are truly grateful.” For information or to schedule a tour, call the Administrator at (831) 646-6483.

551 Gibson Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 657-5200 Toll Free (866) 657-4900 A continuing care retirement community of California-Nevada Methodist Homes

Asian treasures at “Touch of the Orient” fundraiser event The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Pacific Grove will present their Touch of the Orient Fundraiser, offering a collection of Asian treasures: works of art, antiques, furniture, home décor, porcelain, and more. This year’s event has grown into a second room, due to the donation of a large, personal collection. This will be a showing of the largest and oldest collection of Asian treasures ever to come to the Monterey Peninsula. It includes more than 200 eclectic treasures from Asia, many of the items are documented as old as the 17th and 18th Century. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime collection that you don’t want to miss!” said a spokeswoman. The event will take place on Sat. June 25 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sun. June 26 from noon – 5:00 p.m. The shop is located at 198 Country Club Gate, Pacific Grove. For more information call Jeanie Gould at ACS Discovery Shop at (831) 372-0866.

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Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20111211 The following person is doing business as Z LIGHT SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP, 99 Matisse Circle, Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA 92656; Lanlan Wang, 37 Elizabeth Lane, Irvine, CA 92602; This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on June 2, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 12/16/2010. Signed: Lanlan Wang. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 6/27. 6/24, 7/1, 7/8/11.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20111212 The following persons are doing business as OMEGA LAND PARTNERSHIP, 99 Matisse Circle, Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA 92656; Lanlan Wang, 37 Elizabeth Lane, Irvine, CA 92602; Chris Ormsbee, 99 Matisse Circle, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on June 2, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 12/16/2010. Signed: Lanlan Wang. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Publication dates: 6/27. 6/24, 7/1, 7/8/11.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20111213 The following persons are doing business as ZION LIGHT PARTNERSHIP, 99 Matisse Circle, Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA 92656; Lanlan Wang, 37 Elizabeth Lane, Irvine, CA 92602; Chris Ormsbee, 99 Matisse Circle, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on June 2, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 12/16/2010. Signed: Lanlan Wang. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Publication dates: 6/27. 6/24, 7/1, 7/8/11.

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Downtown Business Improvement District and Hospitality Improvement District annual statements

In 2000, the City of Pacific Grove established the Downtown Pacific Grove Business Improvement District, which many refer to as “the B.I.D.” or “the BID.” Annual assessments are made on businesses located within the core downtown area. Under the terms of the agreement, the assessments may be used only for the promotion, marketing and advertising of professional and retail businesses located in the district. In addition, the city contracts with the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce to administer the B.I.D. funds. All businesses located in the BID are assessed an amount equal to 35 percent of their business license tax. The assessment is collected together with the Business License Tax payment, due each year in July. Anticipated expenses for the remainder of FY 10/11 as listed by the Chamber in their annual report have been reduced in order not to exceed the budget and to include the $800 as yet unbilled for trolley costs. The projected $9,709 revenue balance will be retained by the Chamber for performance of the FY 2011/12 contract. Category Expenditure purpose Budget 1. Advertising. Adventure Magazine, Carmel $14,035 Magazine, Co-operative Guide, Comcast Cable Holiday, Downtown Brochures, Mtry County Herald GO, Monterey Weekly Best of Monterey 2. Contract Services M. Adamson Business $2,400 Services, Chamber Administration, graphic design, outside contract services 3. Operations Downtown Plants, Events $10,850 Promotion, Feast of Lanterns, Newsletter, Printing & Copying, Public Relations, Trolley, Other TOTAL $27,285 Proposed BID Expenditure Budget for FY 20011/12 Business Expenses Downtown Improvements Advertising Business Technology Sessions Events Promotions Total

Actual Through 3/30/11

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$4,400 3,550 4,000 1,000 16,050 $29,000

Similarly, in 2007, the City established the Hospitality Improvement District (HID), appointed an advisory board, and established an assessment for the District. The assessment was set at $1.50 per room night for full-service lodging establishments and $1.00 per room night for all others. Currently, all lodging establishments in the District contribute at the $1.00 per room night level. Of this amount, half is remitted as dues to the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) and half remains in Pacific Grove for HID purposes.These revenues may be used only to fund promotion, marketing activities, and physical improvements to support and improve the hospitality economy of Pacific Grove. The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce administers the Hospitality Improvement District. 10/11 Category Expenditure purpose Budget

Actual through 3/10/11

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Total FY 10/11 exp.

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3. Print Media VIA, Westways, Sunset, etc. 4. Trolley

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TOTAL $179,000 $169,475 *$1600 to be billed by the City for HID’s share of FY 10/11 trolley expenses.



Proposed HID Expenditure Budget for FY 2011/12 Bookkeeping On-line Marketing Print Media Promotions and signage Lease (Information Center) Staffing (Information Center) Operation/Utilities (Information Center) Misc. Expenses, repairs, etc. Total

$ 139,500

$ 600 14,000 8,450 7,000 31,000 38,950 9,000 1,000 $110,000

HID and TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) are separate items and go into separate funds. TOT was established by ordinance and equates to 10 percent of gross receipts of affected businesses. It is a tax rather than an assessment. To increase it would require a vote of the people.

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The Green Page A look at greenhouse gases Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States). It’s initial role was “to help countries coordinate a collective response to major disruptions in oil supply through the release of emergency oil supplies to the markets,” according to their website. It further states, “While this continues to be a key aspect of its work, the IEA has evolved and expanded. It is at the heart of global dialog on energy, providing authoritative and unbiased research and statistics, analysis and recommendations.” The organization’s staff comes from government ministries, the private sector, plus other international organizations and research institutes. The IEA report, released in Paris on May 27, focuses on methods for meeting the world’s staggering demand for electricity. The report states that total output of electricity and heat production (specifically, combined output of electricity and heat plants) grew by 55 percent between 1990 and 2008, while the corresponding CO2 emissions resulting from this increased by 64.5 percent during the same period. Poor countries are now claiming that the wealthy West, whose industries overloaded the atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other climate-changing gases for 200 years, is not doing enough to cut future pollution. Those allegations have gained recent support. A report released by the Stockholm Environment Institute evaluated different countries’ pledges to cut carbon emissions following the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit. The study found that developing countries account for 60 percent of the promised reductions. The study also concluded that China, which has pledged to reduce emissions in relation to economic output by 40-45 percent, would cut its carbon output twice as much as the United States by 2020. “It’s time for governments from Europe and the U.S. to stand up to the fossil fuel lobbyists,” said Tim Gore, a climate analyst for Oxfam, the international aid agency that commissioned the Stockholm study.

By Cameron Douglas While efforts and progress in pollution control have been made over the last 40 years, greenhouse gases continue to build in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Greenhouse gases—methane, nitrous oxide, ethanes, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and others—are believed to be the cause of global warming and its related climate change. The “greenhouse effect” is what happens when rising thermal radiation (heat) from the Earth is absorbed by certain gases in the upper atmosphere. Those gases trap the heat and send it out in all directions, including back down to the planet. That, combined with natural warming from the sun, creates an ecology that is out of balance. Where do greenhouse gases come from? Despite advances in technology, the cars we drive and the fuels they burn take a large part of the blame. How can this be with all the changes that have occurred? In the 1960’s, every gas pump wore a sticker that read, “CONTAINS LEAD.” Catalytic convertors didn’t exist. Factories in this country spewed unchecked amounts of smoke into the air. Those factories now answer to regulations enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency. Today’s cars have regular smog checks; and, if we believe the readings, put out a fraction of a fraction of what they did in 1970. There has even been a considerable reduction in auto emissions since more stringent controls went into place in the 1980’s. “The maximum allowable emissions for new cars today is half of what it was 30 years ago,” said Tony Cabanilla, an automotive technician who performs smog checks at Advantage Auto Repair in Monterey. However, carbon dioxide continues to show the highest numbers on smog checks, at about 14 to 1 over carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons. Carbon dioxide is said to be the leading cause of

A factory emits greenhouse gases at twilight. Photo from global-warming.2009. global warming. How else are greenhouse gases increasing? Some attention has shifted to volcanoes as being the reason for higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Nope, says the U.S. Geological Survey. In fact, new research shows that volcanic environmental impact pales in comparison to everyday human activity. USGS researcher Terrance Gerlach compiled carbon dioxide figures from other studies of volcanic output and matched those to readings of what people generate. The score: Volcanoes—0.13 to .044 billion metric tons, or gigatons, of CO2 per

year. People—35 billion gigatons of CO2 in 2010 alone. The making of electricity, land use changes (farming to industry), emissions from cars and light trucks, and cement production are shown to be the leading causes. Recent information detailing an increase in greenhouse gases comes from a new report by the International Energy Agency. Founded in 1974 in response to the oil shortage of that time, the IEA has 28 member countries (founding members include Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden,

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WalkGrove of Remembrance Complaints by tenants about the upkeep of a Pacific mixed: The Grove use property have caught the attention of city and countyPacific officials. Chinese Fishing Village The property, located at 301 Grand Avenue on the corner of Laurel, Meet at PG Museum is owned by Sam J. Matar. It has seen several businesses come and 165 Forest go over the past few years. Residential and commercial tenants stateAve. • that they have seen no cooperation from the owner’s representative, Sat., May 14 Rose Marie Coleman. 2-4:30 PM A large room on the ground floor facing Grand Avenue isPG currently Library marked “For Rent.” Examination of the rental space103rd during recent Birthday Party Photo by Cameron rains showed a pool of water covering most of the floor. A tangle of Douglas. More pictures on page 8. • exposed electrical wires runs beneath the eaves. Thick mold is visible Sun., May 15 on several interior surfaces. 2-4 PM Joseph Berry, a Section 8 tenant, and Larry Advance Zeller reside in Care units Health Planning St. Mary’s upstairs. Zeller had a business on the ground floor untilEpiscopal last fall, Church 146 Twelfth when conditions drove his business, which is primarily making hair Grove St., Pacific • pieces for cancer patients, to another location, causing him financial Sun., May 15 loss and distress. PM In Kurt Heisig Music is the most recent commercial 6-9 renter. Pebble Beach Beach Heisig's music store, an area on the ceiling has begun to discolor, & Tennis Club exposing what was likely the owner/manager's effortFriends to disguise water of Sean Muhl damage with mere paint. He states that he’s afraid to unpack all of his antique display equipment for fear it will be ruined. By Marge Ann Jameson Two ground-floor suites on the Laurel Avenue side are also adand whisk them home, it was as if they were waiting in front of Carnegia vertised for rent, one of the most recent tenants being a pre-school. But there will be new Hall for limousines, not a middle school Walls have caved in, wires are exposed, and there is a reek of mold in their footsteps if the talents following in Pacific Grove. funding holds out. Last weekend a stellar And when Pacific Grove Next year, many of in the air inside. A wood stove, likely too close to the walls to pass performance this group will be hears that there’s was given by a select gone, scattered going to be an encore, a fire inspection, sits without its flue. Black mold is crawling up the group they’d better get their ers, actors and musicians, of poets, danc- across the state to colleges and universities tickets early. walls in the bathroom and spots the beams in the ceiling. all in the name of and the country. 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For the second year, students from York School knitted hats for newborns at Natividad Medical Center and delivered them just in time for Mothers Day. In 2009, students knitted about 450 hats; this year they made 350, 146 by York student Jesse alone. Said Pam Sanford, Blalock Service Learning coordinator, “We try to do projects where kids are learning, not just providing manpower.”

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