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Pacific Grove Community News

Balanced budget with $3.1 million in reserve presented to City Council

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An elegant, but bare-bones, budget was recommended at the June 1 City Council meeting by Deputy City Manager Jim Becklenberg. With stated goals of balance between community and tourism, long-term financial stability, protection of the natural and physical environment, protection and enhancement of public health and safety and enhancement of governance and public trust, Becklenberg presented a draft budget of some $31 million for fiscal year 2011-12, which begins in July. He showed the City Council how it can be fully funded and still leave $3.1 million in reserve. This can be achieved, he said, by making cost reductions of $340,000 and enhancing revenues by $185,000, mostly

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3:00 p.m. “Make A Joyful Noise!” The Music Ministry Team at First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove Free concert

Instructor Ben Ellsworth, left, and reporter Cameron Douglas prepare to take off in Monterey Bay Aviation’s Cessna on “International Learn to Fly Day.” By the way, it takes more than a day, really.

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Bye bye, Brokaw

Life is interesting. Just a couple of weeks ago, I stood on the ground and watched a small, single engine airplane pass by overhead. I supposed it must be pretty cool to take off in the pilot’s seat of such a plane as it gains altitude, and that I might like to try it someday. One week later, I found myself in the pilot seat of a Cessna 172, looking down at the ground—500 feet down. Cedar Street Times had been contacted by Nicole Lasorda of Barton Gilanelli & Associates in Philadelphia. Her advertising firm was handling PR for “International Learn to Fly Day,” sponsored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), for the purpose of—you guessed it—creating more aircraft owners and pilots. “I can arrange for you (or a reporter you assign) to take an introductory flight at a local flight school,” Lasorda wrote.

No one was happy about it, but after a site review and testimony from a number of experts at the site review meeting May 31, the Pacific Grove City Council voted 5-2 on June 1 to demolish Brokaw Hall, the unremarkable building in the Butterfly Sanctuary which has been under a demolition order for a couple of months now. The neglected, rotting building had won a reprieve and an extension, but in the end they chose “Option 3″ of five presented, which also happened to be the last expensive. “It’s a money pit,” said Council Member Dan Miller, who wound up voting with Mayor Garcia in the minority. “Face it, it’s poorly built, even the chimneys,” said Council member Robert Huitt. He pointed out that if it were to be preserved, as some suggested, to make it ADA compliant would require a complete overhaul and redesign of the entire sanctuary. Mayor Garcia took offense at the ADA reference, though Huitt pointed out that the Sanctuary was already ADA-compliant and adding a renovated Brokaw Hall to the mix, if it could even be done, would change the ADA design needs of the entire sanctuary. “Option #3” calls for demolition of the building and fireplaces and saving some of the chimney stones to build a commemorative/interpretive exhibit related to Brokaw Hall. The building was, at the beginning of the 20th century, a military academy for boys

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through recovery of administrative costs in the Planning Department and other City departments. He anticipates no new taxes, but there will be no raises for employees, either. The police Memorandum of Understanding is funded. CalPERS rates are forecast at 5.8 percent ($130,000 total) for sworn police and 0.8 percent ($32,000) for all other employees. Unlike neighboring cities, there will likely not be an improvement to the economy in Pacific Grove, according to Becklenberg, who says he anticipates no more than a 1 percent increase in major revenues in the city. Major revenues for Pacific Grove are property taxes, transient occupancy taxes and sales taxes. Real estate sales continue to be flat and there are many vacancies downtown where a lot of sales taxes could be generated. Transient occupancy taxes could be enhanced by changes in Measure C restrictions, but increases will not likely happen this year. He included increases to the library funding which will allow it to remain open 10 more hours per week. The City Council had set a goal for increased maintenance of city infrastructure – streets, sidewalks and sewers – and the budget includes programs for each. Street maintenance is budgeted at $400,000; storm water inlet and pipe construct at $200,000 and sidewalk construction at $50,000 while an additional $100,000 is set aside for the library. While Mayor Carmelita Garcia wants to see an across-the-board cut of 25 percent, many of the budget items are contracts which cannot be cut. For example, $150,000 budgeted for the Museum is a contract with the Museum Foundation. $10,000 is also budgeted for long-needed carpeting for the building, which is a responsibility of the City. The final draft budget comes before the City Council on June 15.

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City votes to outsource business license collection By Marge Ann Jameson At the February 2, 2011 City Council meeting, Deputy City Manager Jim Becklenberg brought a request to the council to hire an outside consultant who would, on a sort of commission basis, go after delinquent business licenses and businesses that currently operate in the city limits without obtaining a license. Licenses are required to do business here and fees are based on gross receipts. The Finance Department’s work plan includes an audit of the City’s business base to identify and collect delinquent business taxes, said Becklenberg. He said that staff constraints keep them from doing more than sending reminder letters to known delinquents. The City of Seaside, for example, uses professionals who work on a commission equal to a percentage of tax revenue realized through the audit. The City’s current budget included up to $20,000 for this purpose. The audit company will likely work through the Chamber of Commerce and Business Improvement District as well as other entities to ensure optimum awareness of the program. Becklenberg and Assistant Finance Officer Catherine Krysyna said they hope the revenue generated would reach anywhere from $30,000 to $100,000 in the current year, and that costs would be around 30 to 40 percent of the revenue collected. There would be no net cost to the City. There are approximately 1,600 business licenses in the city, but current City staffing levels of one-half of one full-time position don’t allow for much more than administering business licenses and doesn’t allow for proactive, systematic enforcement that would identify and collect from businesses that are subject to license requirements but are unknown to the City,” said Becklenberg. That’s a nice way of saying the contractor would be charged with finding businesses which are currently operating in the City without business licenses. “Existing audit efforts are largely complaint-driven,” according to Becklenberg. City staff has located one firm, MuniServices, LLC, that provides both audit services and business license tax administration services. This firm provides such services nationally and in California. Seaside contracts with MuniServices and has reported unqualified satisfaction with the service. MuniServices, upon hire, will administer related provisions of the

City’s Municipal Code and correspond with business owners professionally and seamlessly, so that taxpayers barely notice a change from the existing model, according to Becklenberg. “Any changes noticed by businesses will likely be positive,” said Becklenberg, in that the company offers online registration and tax payment options. MuniServices’ database tools will also generate reports for the City that will provide useful information on the evolving composition of the City’s business base. MuniServices will set up the City’s system immediately, with the goal of managing the upcoming license renewal process, which begins July 1, 2011. In August, after the first stage of business license renewals is complete, the firm would begin discovery services,. This would involve comparing the City’s license database with other records such as state income tax filings and retail business suppliers’ lists to identify businesses that should be licensed but are not. MuniServices charges $18 per license per year for administration service. Based on the City’s existing tax base of 1,600 licenses, annual contract costs would be $28,800. MuniServices would also keep 45% of the revenue generated through its discovery and audit efforts for the year in which the business is initially licensed and any prior years’ revenue due. The proposed $45,000 not-to-exceed contract amount would allow for up to $16,200 in these percentage charges. The City would receive 100% of all future tax revenue from newly-licensed businesses, paying MuniServices only the $18 collection charge. The proposal passed unanimously on the consent agenda at the June 1, 2011 City Council meeting.

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for a few years. The Council voted not to insist on a commemorative exhibit at the site of the building. There is a committee already working on redesign of the Sanctuary in the interest of the butterflies. Scientific advisors state that the building is not part of the dynamic of the area as it concerns butterflies, and had no objections to its demolition. A last-minute objection on the basis of needing a CEQA , brought up by David Dilworth (by email), was struck down by City Attorney David Laredo: There was no challenge in the allotted 35 days from the CEQA exemption notice, so the demolition order stands, he said.

Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported by Guy Chaney

Week ending 06/01/11..................................... .04 Total for the season..................................... 22,52 To date last year (2010)............................... 20.62

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....................................................... 44° *Data from http://www.weather.nps.navy.mil/renard.wx/


June 3, 2011 • CEDAR STREET

Linnet Harlan

Shelf Life

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Marge Ann Jameson

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Summer is often a time for extra reading. There’s the traditional “beach read,” usually something mindless, though perhaps you want to finally tackle War and Peace. Children often use their summer vacation as a chance to immerse themselves in additional reading and are encouraged to do so through the Summer Reading Program of the Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library (see below). Any time is a good time to read, but there’s something special about lounging in the sun with a spell-binding book in your hands.

Beach Reads A highly opinionated and not necessarily mindless selection The Cookbook Collector, Goodman, Allegra. While executive Emily questions her choices about her career and a long-distance relationship with a successful man, her environmental activist sister, Jessamine, struggles with her own doubts about her beliefs and love affair. This novel is set in Silicon Valley, Berkley and Boston just prior to the dot-com meltdown. This book is an examination of what things are worth and what they cost. A Reliable Wife, Goolrick, Robert. Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman with a troubled past who lives in a remote nineteenth-century Wisconsin town, has advertised for a reliable wife; and his ad is answered by Catherine Land, a woman who makes every effort to hide her own dark secrets. The characters in this book behave so badly you sometimes wonder why you keep reading. This book isn’t for the faint of heart. But anyone seriously interested in the questions of human behavior and the resilience of the human spirit will want to persevere. My Losing Season, Conroy, Pat. Conroy takes the reader through his last year playing basketball, as point guard and captain of The Citadel Bulldogs, flashing back constantly to the drama of his coming of age, presenting all the conflict and love that have been at the core of his novels. He vividly re-creates his senior year at that now-famous military college in Charleston, South Carolina, but also tells the story of his heartbreaking childhood and of the wonderful series of events that conspired to rescue his spirit. Though women may not identify with Conroy’s sports scenes, the generosity of his writing makes this book appeal to a larger audience than basketball fans. The Year of Magical Thinking, Didion, Joan. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. This book is Didion’s attempt to make sense of the “weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness ... about marriage and children and memory ... about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself.” Yes, this book is about death; it’s hardly a light read. But it’s a “must read” if you want to think deeply about your connection to the ones you love. Any of the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. Jack Reacher is a former military police officer who is big and, when necessary, brutal. Fast moving, these novels read like one giant novel. Do yourself a favor and read them in order if you can. The Last Child, Hart, John. After his twin sister Alyssa disappears, 13 year-old Johnny Merrimon is determined to find her. When a second girl disappears from his rural North Carolina town, Johnny makes a discovery that sends shock waves through the community in this multi-layered tale of broken families and deadly secrets. One of the best mysteries in a long time. Read this book, and the next thing you’ll do is track down Hart’s other books. Bel Canto, Patchett, Ann. When terrorists seize hostages at an embassy party, an unlikely assortment of people is thrown together, including American opera star Roxane Coss, and Mr. Hosokawa, a Japanese CEO and her biggest fan. A story of terrorists and hostages is hardly one in which you’d expect to learn of the grace of which humans are capable, but Ann Patchett manages the feat. A story so good and a world so complete, you hate for the book to end.

Great Courses

Great Courses ™ fans who often find themselves in their cars or otherwise near a CD player will be pleased to know of the recent acquisition by the Library of “Elements of jazz: from cakewalks to fusion,” an eight lecture series on CD that focuses on jazz, its elements and its history. Taught by Bill Messenger, M.A., The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins, the lecture topics include ragtime, the blues, swing music of the big band era, Boogie-woogie, Big band blues and the rise of modern jazz forms: bebop, cool, modal, free, and fusion. This overview series was rated 4.7 stars out of 5.0 by Great Courses patrons who had taken the course. Even if you have a tin ear, give this lecture series a try.

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program has begun! Sign up at the library now to win prizes and to have lots of fun reading your favorite books and discovering new ones. Sorry, ages two to fifteen only. But if you adults want to lobby for a Summer Reading Program for grown-ups for next year. . . On Wednesday, June 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the PG Public Library, ventriloquist Steve Chaney and His Puppet Cornelius Crowe will appear. Is Cornelius a pesky crow or does he have something important or funny to say?

Unruly neighbor on 18th St.

The reporting party said her neighbor continually plays loud music and has placed multiple letters under her door. He has placed random items on her bicycle and under her door, probably not roses. When she confronts him he is difficult. She wanted the police to have a record and she showed them the letters.

Doggone Dog Report

The PG dogs have been much more polite in recent months. On Alder Street, however, there was a large male German shepherd reported at large. No indication as to whether it was polite or not.

Lost and Found

A woman lost her wallet with drivers license and all the usual stuff on 17 Mile Drive. A bank card was found on David Ave. and turned it. It was given back to the owner. A credit card was found on Forest Ave. When the owner could not be contacted, it was destroyed.

DUI

Glenna Spalding of Pebble Beach was arrested on Forest Avenue after she was found to be intoxicated during a traffic stop. A female juvenile on Sunset was found to be under the unfuence of alcohol. she was released to her parent.

The case of the wandering face plate

A tenant on Sunset, whose front door is a sliding glass door, came home and put her key in the keyhole and the face plate completely fell off. She was worried that someone had removed the door mechanism, but it did not appear that anything had been taken. She said it had happened about a month ago and the landlord had fixed it. Well, he needs to fix it again.

He probably won’t get the keys Saturday night

A son smashed his father’s car window during an argument on Moreland Ave.

Only doing what they tell me

A resident on Lawton Ave. said a man driving a white pickup truck with a camper shell came to the door and said he worked for PG & E and was there to install a Smart Meter. He was quite insistent about entering the house but the resident wouldn’t let him him. He (the guy at the door, not the resident) is described as a white male in his 50s with a strong jaw line wearing a hard hat with an antenna sticking out of it.

This is not my bong

A woman on Lighthouse found what she believed to be a homemade smoking implement on her property. She surrendered it to police who logged it in for destruction.

We really are from the government

A woman on Del Monte Blvd. was concerned because she received mail from the Census Bureau about a survey and thought it might be a scam. Turns out it really was from the Census Bureau, and was likely not a scam.

Not at this address, at least for the last 50 years

A woman on 19th received some mail addressed to someone else. She has lived there for 50 years and nobody else has ever receved mail there. She was concerned that someone might be using her address fraudulently.

Who was it waiting for police?

A group of juveniles threw a rock at a residence and broke the window. The reporting party was having a party with friends. They gave chase. The report says “the young male ran to a nearby restaurant and waited for PD to arrive” but it’s not clear whether the young male was the perpetrator or the victim/host.

Vehicle vandalised

A tire was punctured on Pico Avenue and it’s assumed to be vandalism. Pot holes usually don’t create punctures.

Purse taken

A woman’s purse was taken while she tried on jewelry in a store on Ocean View. No suspect information.

Please come back and get booked.

When his disabled vehicle was blocking traffic, police found the owner had an active bench warrant from Salinas, He was arrested, but the equipment at the police department wasn’t working either so they asked him to come back later to be photographed and fingerprinted.

15 year-old male arrested for arson On Friday afternoon of May 27, at approximately 4:57 p.m., Pacific Grove Police, Monterey Fire and Pebble Beach Fire were dispatched to a vegetation fire in the Rip Van Winkle Open Space across the road from Forest Grove Elementary School in the 1000 block of Congress Avenue. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and found the fire approimately 500 feet west of Congress Avenue. The fire had consumed ground vegetation and was beginning to engulf the base of nearby trees. the fire was quickly extinguished by fire personnel. About 20 minutes before the fire was reported, staff at Forest Grove elementary School had noticed several juveniles enter the forest at Rip Van Winkle Open Space. The police officer’s investigation led them to other witnesses who had observed a 15 year-old male set the fire. The 15 year-old was arrested at his residence on May 28 and was charged with arson and booked into juvenile hall.


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Times • June 3, 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.

“La Guerra de Intervenciόn” may be over!

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Mexico’s so-called “War of Intervention” may have come to a successful conclusion.This newspaper has received word that the beleaguered Mexican President, José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori, submitted his letter of resignation on May 25 and is seeking exile in France. Díaz has served as Mexico’s hard-handed President intermittently since 1876. The leader of the revolutionaries, Francisco Ignacio Madero González, is expected to assume the presidency.After the success of his book, La sucesión presidencia (The Presidential Succession), Madero opposed Díaz in the last election, and is thought to have won overwhelmingly. However, Díaz rigged the vote counting to show himself clearly as victor. Madero then urged Mexicans to revolt. La Guerra de Intervenciόn started. The United States responded by preparing its military to assume duty posts along the Mexican border. II No word has come from the Presidio on the status of its troops.

Auto mobiles race

Forty auto mobilers showed up with their machines in Indianapolis on May 30 past to participate in an auto mobile race that was 500 miles in length. Grovians eagerly awaited news of the contest because of the entry of California’s own Teddy Tetzlaff, who is nicknamed “Terrible Teddy”. Tetzlaff drove a Lozier.After the grueling run, only twelve drivers remained in contention. Terrible Teddy Tetzlaff had been knocked from the race during the 30th lap at the 125 miles marker by a crash with Louis Disbrow, who was driving a Pope-Hartford. A blown tire caused the unfortunate incident. Tire failures and breaking steering knuckles knocked most of the racing casualties out of the melee. At least 100 were injured and 3 killed during the motorized spectacle. III Racer Ray Harroun took the track’s crown with an average speed of 75 mph, winning $10,000. Racer Ralph Mulford crossed the finish line in second place. It is hoped that the size of the crowd (approximately 90,000 attended) will insure that the Indianapolis 500 becomes an annual affair.

Work on new RR line being surveyed

A committee composed of A. Albrecht, E. R. Shaw, and S. Bates gathered with representatives from Fresno, Coalinga, Monterey, and the Tidewater Company to review progress on the railroad line proposed to connect Monterey-Pacific Grove with Coalinga and Fresno. The collected group intends to travel the route, starting from Fresno. At the rate the committee has been traveling, they could reach Coalinga in three days, but it will probably be a week. After Coalinga is reached, there are no further stops planned but the committee will go to Pacific Grove before their labors are ended.

Divorce given

In the superior court on Monday, Judge Sargent granted Mrs. Pansy Van Nuya Childs a final decree of divorce from Clarence Leroy Childs. The divorce had been applied for in 1909 but delayed because of what the judge referred to as “careless errors and oversights by attorney.” The interlocutory degree is now granted.

Amateur night at Monterey Theater

Buster Brown, his dog Tige, and Mary Jane will be the features of the vaudeville show this weekend at the Monterey Theater. Everybody has read of Buster Brown and his witty sayings, but few people have seen him on the stage. Theater manager Clancy has arranged a very funny one-act musical comedy which will also be presented. The plot of the comedy, though simple, is true to life. To complete the bill tonight, fourteen amateurs – including such characters as Mutt and Jeff, the Yellow Kid, Hall Room Boy, and Dolly Blonde – perform.

Change in schedule

C. R. Estabrook, agent for the Southern Pacific, has posted several changes to the Railroad’s schedule. At 6 pm daily, arrival from San Francisco, Oakland Sacramento, Stockton, Santa Cruz, Salinas, and Monterey. At 7:35 pm daily, arrival from San Jose Gilroy, Sacramento, Santa Cruz. At 9:25 pm daily, arrival from Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

Notes from around the area… •

The Baptists will meet with Mrs. O’Hara leading the session on Thursday for prayer and the monthly business meeting. Outsiders are cordially invited to attend. 409 16th street.

The rainfall in this city for the most recent 24 hour storm ending at 7 pm, according to the United States official weather gauge, was .49 of an inch. The year’s total climbed to 8.93 inches, most of that during the month of May.

Professor T. H. Reed will speak. One of the most distinguished instructors for the University of California will speak in the Civic Club hall Friday night. The learned Prof. Reed will address the questions of why have we recently experienced such fierce rain, and why the cold, north wind persists. Reed is sponsored by the Pacific Grove high school student association.

Looking for work? Learn to sell real estate. I want energetic men and women who are under 35 years of age to take up this booming profession. At least $3,000 a year guaranteed after matriculation. Send particulars to Box 406, San Francisco.

I Due primarily to successor Madero’s weak leadership, sporadic violence continued at least another decade. II Díaz lived the remainder of his life in France. He died in 1915 and was buried in Paris’ Cimetière du Montparnasse. In Mexico, after much internal bickering, Pedro Lascuráin replaced Madero as President in 1913. III Frustrated, Terrible Teddy Tetzlaff, from Los Angeles, entered the Indianapolis 500 again in 1912. Then, after 200 laps, he crossed the finish line in second place. The California icon became active in filming movies about auto racing. 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: profguthrie@gmail.com.

Literary anthology now in print Enjoy a compendium of poetry, short stories, art and photography produced by students: the compiled works of the Young Writers’ Club of Pacific Grove High School is now out in print and can be obtained at various locations around Pacific Grove, including at Cedar Street Times. The annual publication is free of cost but donations are welcome.

Discussion on Palestine at First Sunday potluck dinner Peace Resource Center will hold a First Sunday Potluck and Panel Discussion at the Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, on Sun., June 5 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The featured panel discussion on “Palestine and the Arab Spring” will start at 1:45 pm The three panelists are: Marianna Khoury, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and recent graduate of UC Berkeley in Middle Eastern Studies (also she is attending UC Hastings College of Law in Fall). Nashwan Hamza, a local architect and contractor and member of the ArabJewish dialogue group and the Islamic Networks Group as a speaker on Islam; and Phillip Crawford, a recent graduate of the Monterey College of Law and member of the National Lawyers' Guild. Potluck begins at 1 and the panel discussion at 1:45. Donations are greatly appreciated. Program sponsored by the Middle East Study Group of the Peace Resource Center.

Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20111066 The following person is doing business as The Plumber, 572 Main St., Soledad, Monterey County, 93960; Israel Xavier Ezekiel Zubiate, 572 Main St., Soledad, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on May 10, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 4/20/11. Signed: Israel Zubiate. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 05/13, 05/20, 5/27, 6/3/11.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110938 The following person is doing business as AM International, 484 B Washington St. #221, Monterey, Monterey County, 93940; Ashkin Merrikh, 277B van Buren St., Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 25, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on NA. Signed: Ashkin Merrikh. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 05/13, 05/20, 5/27, 6/3/11.

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pFLYBOY From Page 1 “You will taxi, take off and actually fly the plane before assisting with the landing.” Of course, an FAA-licensed flight instructor would be the co-pilot’s chair. Her Editorness, having already put in some flight time, generously offered the assignment to me, and off I went. Airport Road winds its way up the hill behind the Monterey County Fairgrounds, leading to a gate at the north end of Monterey Airport. At the top of the entrance road is Monterey Bay Aviation, with its large hangar and runway access. It’s easy to think you’ve happened on a separate runway, but our intrepid little airport has only one. The weather was splendid. MBA gave a warm welcome. I was introduced to John Vitalich, a pilot helping out with the event. Vitalich provided some preliminary information about how Bernoulli’s principle of fluid dynamics applies to flight, and how the shape of the airplane’s wings encourages lift. He pointed out that small planes are not flimsy; that they are constructed in the same manner as airliners. Next I met John Lotz, the CEO of Monterey Bay Aviation. He had just finished a session with a student in the flight simulator, which the school uses in conjunction with actual flying. The simulator, says Lotz, allows a moment to be frozen in order to better understand what’s happening and the best course of action. He estimates the simulator provides 50 percent more training per hour. (Not to mention saving one heck of a lot of aviation fuel.) Lotz takes obvious pride in his school. It is a Cessna Pilot Center, and one of about 1,700 flight schools in the country. MBA offers a wide range of instruction, including state-of-the-art “glass cockpit” (computerized instrumentation) training. Students start off in a computer lab to prepare for actual flight. “Some flight schools are careless,” Lotz said bluntly. I met my flight instructor, Ben Ellsworth, and we walked out to the airplane. I tried to get in the passenger side. “Nope, you’re in the pilot’s seat,” Ellsworth told me. The Cessna 172 is arguably the most successful, massproduced, light aircraft in history. It seats four. While the cockpit is quite narrow, there is a remarkable amount of legroom for the pilot and co-pilot. Despite the close proximity, headsets are used to talk with each other due to the engine noise. There are two sets of controls. I adjusted my seat for full push on the pedals. That was simple: right pedal right, left pedal left. Tip the pedal forward to brake. The wheel would control the front-to-rear and side-to-side pitch of the plane, but that wasn’t needed on the ground. Ellsworth yelled, “Clear!” out his window and started the engine. He got us out of the lot area and had me take over. I found it hard to resist the urge to clamp both hands down on that wheel as we taxied out for take-off. Simply steering with my feet seemed almost lazy, though I kept quite busy rolling us in a straight line. We set up at the end of the runway. It was time to go. Ellsworth eased the throttle open. The little plane launched eagerly. At the desired speed, he had me pull the wheel back. “Just keep the hood pointed right at the horizon,” he said. This bothered me because I couldn’t see the ground anymore. I didn’t know the exact moment when we left it. I knew we were ascending, but I couldn’t see the ground without “taking my eyes off the road” as it were, and I wasn’t about to do that. I kept climbing, doing my best to keep the horizon level with the nose of the aircraft as my instructor gave gentle corrections from the controls on his side. And then…we were up! Leveling off, I looked out the side window at a distant Wharf #2 sitting at the edge of a vast expanse of blue ocean water. Ellsworth encouraged me to relax a little. He explained that Cessnas are quite stable and will even right themselves if they get tilted sideways. He demonstrated by deliberately dipping the left wing. After a few moments—with no correction from either of us—the plane leveled out again. This comes from good weight distribution and wing design. We made our first turn, banking to the right and passing over Marina. Ellsworth took over and we continued east. I got a nice aerial photo of Laguna Seca Raceway, where Her Editorness was busy herding Ferrari race fans in her capacity as a SCRAMP Assistant Director. We turned again over the Pescadero Golf Course and began our approach back to the airport. Now I could see why landing takes so much practice. I kept my hands and feet on the controls for feel as Ellsworth brought us in, explaining his actions as we landed. Heading down, reducing the throttle, tilting the plane back just right, judging the distance from the runway, letting the back wheels touch, tilting forward so the front wheel drops, aiming straight while working the brakes…well, it takes practice. Back at the hangar, people kept asking if I had enjoyed the lesson. Can’t imagine a sillier question: It took several minutes to peel the grin off my face. Monterey Bay Aviation is open 7 days a week, 363 days a year. They offer scenic flights, instruction, aircraft rental and a host of maintenance services. Call (831) 375-2FLY. www.montereybayaviation.com/

Photos by Cameron Douglaqs (from 500 feet!)

Nice view of Wharf #2.

Bayonet & Black Horse golf course.

MBA flight instructor Ben Ellsworth with the venerable Cessna 172.

Laguna Seca, full of race fans.

Pasadera and Highway 68.


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Pacific Grove

Sports America’s first muscle cars to be on display June 8 Early Chrysler 300s set speed records at Daytona and Bonneville

Some 50 early examples of the fabled Chrysler 300, arguably America’s first muscle cars, will be on display June 8, 2011 at the first-ever meeting of the Chrysler 300 Club International and the Chrysler 300 Club Inc. To stay competitive with Chevrolet’s Corvette, introduced in 1953, and Ford’s introduction of the 1955 Thunderbird, Chrysler decided to launch a series of high-powered, fullsized cars. The first 300 model, a low production car with 300 horsepower, rolled off the assembly line in 1955 to the cheers of the crew that built the car. According to one report, “It rode like a truck and idled rough, but it had the maneuverability of a pole pony and the speed of wind.” The 300 went on to break about every record in the book at Daytona’s Speed Week that year. Subsequent 300s saw bumps in horsepower that kept them at the front of the pack. In 1958 a 300 set a speed record of 156 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, a record that stood for many years. In 1960, a 400-horsepowered 300 sped to 144 mph at NASCAR’s Flying Mile event, a record that stands to this day for a production car. Another 300 set a record of 88 mph at the event’s Standing Start Mile. About 20 percent of these low-production cars (for example, only 400 were built in 1963) remain and still cruise down the highways and byways on their way to club meets, shows and, occasionally, to race tracks. Both clubs were started about 40 years ago and a few members have faithfully restored many of these early 300s to their original condition. “Over the years we have become a 300 family,” said Larry Jett, Monterey meet organizer and owner of a 1960 300. “We started with cars and ended with people.” Jett went on to say members enjoy coming to these events to have a good time and share stories about their cars and trade tips about their restoration experience. He noted cars are coming from as far as New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee. Some members will come without cars and one member from Sweden plans to attend. All told the clubs have 1,300 members in 48 states and 16 countries. The display will take place June 8, 2011, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Coco’s Restaurant, 300 David Avenue in Monterey.

Ben Alexander

Golf Tips Let's get back to the basics....   

I guess the best place to start golf instruction articles is from the basics, so I wanted to share with you a few simple ideas to get started. Ball position is the question most beginners and veteran players alike ask me. Where do I play the ball with my irons and my woods? The irons Five iron, six, seven, eight, nine iron, Pitching wedge and sand wedge should all be played in the center of your stance. When all of these irons are  hit, they bottom out  CENTER of the stance, not back of center or forward in the stance. The long irons 3 iron, 4 iron or 3 and 4 hybrids play the ball forward of center. Woods Play all of the woods, driver, 3 wood 5 wood forward off the left heel.  Practice these and you will find that ball position will really make a differance. Next: Grip pressure. How tight do I hold the golf club in my hands? And my answer always is: If you were shaking hands with some one you would  not want to squeeze their hand so it hurts them so grip the golf club with pressure but not so you will cut off the blood flow. Try these basic ideas to start and always go see your PGA Professional for more 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 www.benalexandergolf.com

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 www.benalexandergolf.com.

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Your achievements

Peeps Rabobank names local resident branch manager of new office Twelve-year Pacific Grove resident Matt Bosworth has been named branch manager of the new Rabobank, N.A, at 561 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove. “Having been here in Pacific Grove for so many years, I couldn’t be more thrilled about the opportunity I’ve been given to open a new Rabobank branch right here where I live – and to become even more immersed in our community. I have always loved Pacific Grove and really can’t imagine now living or working anywhere else,” Bosworth said. He and his wife Tonya have lived on the Peninsula for 26 years and have been Pacific Grove residents since 1999. Tonya works at the Red House Café. A 23-year veteran of the banking industry, he holds an MBA from Golden Matt Bosworth Gate University and a Bachelors of Science degree from Bowling Green State University. He started as a business banking officer for Wells Fargo in Monterey, and later went on the manage their Hollister, Pacific Grove and Marina offices. In 2003 he was hired by Community Bank of Central CA as a commercial loan office, and in 2004 moved from the Salinas office to New Monterey where he managed the branch. In 2007, Rabobank purchased Community Bank and Bosworth was recently given the charge of closing their New Monterey branch and moving to Pacific Grove. Bosworth has been a Rotarian for 15 years and is the incoming treasurer of the Pacific Grove club. He is an Assistant Director for SCRAMP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and serves on the First Night Monterey executive board. Including the Pacific Grove office, Rabobank, N.A. Has four branches on the Monterey Peninsula – one in downtown Monterey, one in Seaside and one in Marina. Rabobank, N.A. Is a California community bank providing personalized service and a full array of quality products to individuals, businesses, organizations and agricultural clients. With nearly 120 branches statewide, they serve the needs of communities from Redding to the Imperial Valley through a regional structure that promotes local decision-making and active community involvement by their employees. Bosworth and his staff invite the Pacific Grove community to visit their new offices in the heart of the city. In his free time, Bosworth enjoys golf, racquetball, sailing and music. “I have a rock band called The Wharf Rats,” he said. “I’m on guitar and vocals. We play weekends at some of the local establishments. This month, we’re at The Fuse on June 17 and Bullwackers on June 24.”

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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 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


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The Arts

Up and Coming 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 13-June 17                           Countries          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

An hour of joyful music offered

The Music Ministry Team at First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove will offer “Make A Joyful Noise!” a free concert, on Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 p.m. This special concert will feature the talents of organist Barbara Vella, the Sanctuary Singers under the direction of Linda Keill, Ring ‘4’ Glory Handbell Quartet and Monarch Handbells under the direction of Sharon Ericksen. This is a free concert. A freewill offering will be taken with 100 percent of the proceeds going to local nonprofit, Shelter Outreach Plus. For more information please contact the church office 
at 831-372-5875. First United Methodist Church
is located at, 915 Sunset Drive (at the corner of 17 Mile Drive)
 Pacific Grove.

AFRP’s Dining Out for Animals June 22

Join us for AFRP’s 3rd Annual "Dining Out for the Animals" Event on Wednesday, June 22nd by eating at great local restaurants that are generously donating 10% 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 www.animalfriendsrescue.org or call 333-0722. Dine Out for the Animals on June 23, enjoy a wonderful meal and make a difference in the lives of homeless animals!

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 e-mail:artnants@aol.com    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: artnants@aol.com 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 email:artnants@aol.com

Visual Journaling Demonstration By Alana Puryear At the Pacific Grove Art Center  Saturday June 11, 12:30 p.m. FREE

What is visual journaling / art journaling / creative journaling anyway? It’s a lively combination of sketching, drawing, painting, collaging, and writing all while exploring the artist’s own inner landscape. At this demonstration you will learn how to generate ideas right away and face the blank, white page with gusto. We’ll add color to a page, doodle and the instructor will show collage elements using pre-cut magazine images to glue into your books. You will learn to enhance or develop your own creative practice with a well-spring of new ideas. It’s a fun tool to keep your creative juices flowing, your work fresh and real. Please call or email Alana to pre-register 659-5732 or alanamaree@yahoo.com. Bring your sketchbook, a glue stick and some writing instruments. The Visual Journaling class with Alana Puryear meets Mondays 6-8:00 p.m. at PGAC. Get your creative juices flowing and explore prompts to pursue your passions, with questions that quench. Learn mixed-media techniques to make brilliantly colored art-journal pages. 659-5732 or alanamaree@yahoo.com to register.

The Monterey Community Band Presents

Musicians’’ Choice Spring Concert Music Requested by Band Members Conducted by Richard Robins

Sunday, June 12 • 2:00 PM

Monterey Peninsula College Music Hall (M-1) 980 Fremont St. Concert Band will premier the complete performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, Fourth Movement Arranged for Concert Band by Richard Robins and William Englander plus Sands of Destin by Rex Mitchell • The Cowboys by John Williams • Selections from Carmen by Bizet • The Afternoon of a Faun by C. Debussy (William Whipple, clarinet) • The Legend of Zorro by James Horner

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Sponsored by City of Monterey Recreation and Community Services Department and Monterey Peninsula College

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Legislation to help sea otters passes state assembly

Legislation authored by Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to protect California’s threatened sea otter population passed the California State Assembly earlier this week with a 72 to 3 vote. Assembly Bill (AB) 971 would keep the California Sea Otter Fund voluntary tax check-off program in place for another five years. Money collected from the voluntary tax check-off program supports research and protection efforts for sea otters. Legislation enacted in 2006 created the initial program. “Given the recent information that the sea otter population remains in trouble, it is important to extend the tax check-off option through the passage of AB 971 in order for taxpayers to be able to voluntarily assist the state in helping to protect them.” stated Monning. The California Sea Otter Fund supports researchers in their efforts to study and protect the threatened population of sea otters in California. Today, fewer than 3,000 sea otters exist along the state’s coastline—one-fifth of the historic population. The Fund is a primary source of funding for sea otter field research. The measure is now in the Senate where it will be referred to a policy committee for action. AB 971 is co-sponsored by the Defenders of Wildlife and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. For more information on the check-off visit http://www.defenders.org/seaotter/ taxday.

Palo Corona visit, Art at Garland, Monterey History Walk set by Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks

A visit to Palo Corona Regional Park with a biologist, the opportunity to draw and paint at Garland Ranch Regional Park and a walking tour into Monterey history are among the upcoming classes and programs offered by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (mprpd.org). Full information on all spring and summer classes of The Park District may be found in the Let’s Go Outdoors! Adventure Activities guide or on-line at mprpd.org.

Wild Adventure at Palo Corona

A California wildfire “Hot Spot,” Palo Corona radiates with acres of diverse habitats, plants and animals. This is a rare opportunity to visit the newest acquisition of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District during the height of breeding seasons and bird migration, with an expert biologist. Experience the bounty of wildflowers and wildlife. Ages 13-adult, Saturday, June 4, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM, Palo Corona Regional Park, entrance is on east side of Highway 1, approximately 200 yards south of Carmel River Bridge, which is just south of Rio 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. Materials list available on-line. Ages 12-adult, Sunday, June 5, 11 AM-2 PM, Garland Ranch Regional Park Visitor Center (700 W. Carmel Valley Road), $25 (district resident), $28 (non-district ). Instructor: Jonathan Wolf.

Lifestyles of Monterey’s Past

Journey into the cultural roots and rich heritage of Monterey as you enter its historic and secret gardens. This walking tour peeks into the lives of the city’s early ruling families and explores their influence on present-day Monterey. Enjoy stories steeped in cultural history from a renowned local historian. (Supplements 4th grade California history curriculum.) Ages 9-adult, children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult, Sunday, J5, 2 PM-4 PM, downtown Monterey (see mprpd.org for details), $10 (district resident), $11 (non-district resident). Instructor: Monica Hudson. Pre-registration is strongly suggested for all classes and programs. Register online at www.mprpd.org or in-person between 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Tues.-Fri. at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey.  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.  Contact is Joseph Narvaez, at 372-3196, ext.  3.

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Summer Learning Programs Now Filling! Accredited High School Courses: • • • • •

Physical Education Spanish I Algebra English Other Core and Elective Courses are also available.

Fun-filled summer programs packed with activities and field trips: • Gardening arts and crafts with field trips to nature museums and local parks • Green Science experiments and creative crafts • Space, Ocean and Earth Science activities and projects with an overnight stay at the Monterey Bay Aquarium • Green Science and Ocean Science (arts & crafts!) • Dinosaur Excavation, Volcano Making and Crystal Growing • Feast of Lanterns (Traditional arts & crafts) • The Week of Robots - includes building 5 robots plus multiple creative activities

Summer Fun activities available on a daily drop-in rate of $45.00. Bring a friend and get a discount! Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am - 6pm MBEC & Gallery also has a week’s worth of activity bundles for sale. Come in and pick up a bundle and enter in our free art contests. Great prizes given out each week! Come Learn With Us!

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Spring Concert: DiFranco Danceproject

Photos by Daniel and Karen Levy


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Program in pictures

Below, Diane Lyle (center) and principal dancers

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New You

Health & Well-Being

The story of your life

I would like to tell you a story. It is the story of your life, the story of everyone’s life. After you were conceived, you lived for nine months in the womb, though you weren’t aware that nine months were passing. As far as you were concerned, you had always been there. Always, since your very beginning, forever and ever, you had been there. It was eternity for you. It was paradise. If in natural circumstances everything you could possibly want or need was provided before you actually needed it, you never had to feel that something was missing. Everything was exactly as it should have been. And then one day, it was time for you to be born. Within a matter of minutes, everything changed for you. You were thrown out of paradise into what we call life. There was no warning; no one prepared you for this major change. It was a huge shock. After spending an eternity in darkness, suddenly bright light was everywhere. After spending an eternity where the temperature was always exactly right, suddenly it was extremely cold. After spending an eternity where all sounds were soft, muffled, and familiar, suddenly every sound seemed unnaturally loud and harsh, unpleasant and scary. After spending an eternity surrounded and supported on all sides by something soft and warm, suddenly nothing was there, you were free-floating in wide-open space. You were being wrapped in a sheet or cloth, which the adults around you thought was very soft, but it felt like sandpaper to you. As if all this shock were not enough, if your umbilical cord was cut too soon, you began to suffocate. You felt as if you were going to die. To save your own life you had to start breathing on your own. But this first breath was not a pleasant breath; the air felt harsh and hot.

Rabia Erduman

Self discovery You went from paradise to shock in just a few minutes. You moved from comfort, security, safety, and perfection - from the paradise of the womb to the experience of almost dying. The first thing you consciously did was to try to save your life. You were in a state of pure panic. When you’re in danger, you have natural tendency to pull your energy in. Look at most babies who have just been born. They are still clenching their hands; their eyes are tightly shut. We think it’s natural, but the baby is saying, “I have to defend myself in order to save my life. I’m afraid to let go.” When you were born, in a state of panic, the only thing you could do to protect yourself was to contract. Not only your physical body contracted, but something at a very deep level contracted as well. All babies, even those born in more natural ways, realize something very quickly: “I can’t do anything for myself. I depend on others. I’m in trouble now.” But you had the instinct to survive. You also had the intelligence to know that you were helpless. When you were in the womb, your mother took care of you. But after you were born, you felt that you were in danger, and your own defense mechanisms began to function. Your first thoughts were based on fear: “I’m weak. I’m helpless. I’m in danger.” “I’m defenseless. I’m vulnerable. I’m inadequate.” “I can’t take care of myself.” “I’m somehow separate from everything else.”

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

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as an adult, you can choose to heal these projections, expecting to be rejected. You start discovering who you really are, relaxing into your natural state of joy.

Biography

“I won’t survive unless someone takes care of me.” Although you weren’t thinking these exact words, nevertheless, the feeling was there. This fear of not surviving stays with you throughout the years, often in a hidden way. Are you afraid of suffocating? Are you afraid of drowning? These are just different ways of expressing the fear of not surviving. You may think you have fears that aren’t related to surviving, but if you examine them closely, you’ll find that all of them are. One of the most common fears is being afraid of what other people think about you. That fear began in childhood when you were worried about what your mother thought about you. If she didn’t like you or was somehow not at ease with you, she might leave you, and your survival would be in danger. When you realize that you have been projecting these childhood traumas onto your life today, you can also see that now,

Rabia Erduman was born in Istanbul, Turkey and later spent 10 years in Germany before arriving in the United States in 1983. Rabia is an Alchemical Hypnotherapist, Craniosacral Therapist, Polarity Therapist, and a Reiki Master. She assists her clients and students in their process of self-discovery. Rabia also teaches tantric and spiritually oriented workshops. Rabia is the author of Veils of Separation - Finding the Face of Oneness, and has four Guided Imagery CDs: Relaxation, Meditation, Chakra Meditation, and Inner Guides. She has also been interviewed on Radio and Television Shows and has lectured extensively throughout the years. To those wishing to understand her work, she says, “I have found working with the combination of mind, body, emotions, and energy to be highly effective in reaching optimum balance. My life and work are about being in the moment, free of fear and the feeling of separation. Deep joy is a natural expression of this process.”

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.


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New at the Pacific Grove Art Center Upcoming Exhibits

June 3rd - July 14th, 2011 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.

Right: “Miniature Gourd Sculpture” a Tiny Treasure by Audrey Fontaine in gourd, stone, bead, yarn and feather.  

“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. “Riotous Characters,” Silk fiber Art by Joanne Keane  

Below” Deborah Russell, “So Much More Time,”  a piece from the group show, “Flight,” Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation’s annual all member show.  

Tiny Treasures

PGAC’s annual fundraiser, “Tiny Treasures,” invites local artists to donate their small piece of artwork, done in any medium that inspires them. In past years we have received pieces created with such diverse mediums as acrylic, assemblage, beet juice, collage, digital art, encaustic, etching, felt marker, fluxus, fused glass,  gouache, graphite, ink, jade,  jewelry, metal embossing, mixed media, monotype, mosaic, needlework, oils, pastel, pencil, photography, silk collage, sterling silver, watercolor, and waxed linen. Tickets will be sold for the duration of this show (June 3rd – July th 13 ) for $5 each, 10 for $40. Every miniature will be displayed with a box in which patrons may deposit tickets to be drawn at the close of the show.  On Wednesday evening, July 13th, at 5:30pm, one ticket will be drawn from each box, and the holder of that ticket will win the art piece.   

Flight,” The Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation

The Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation (M.P.A.F.) was founded to bring artists together for fellowship, the exchange of ideas, and to further art education of the artists and the public. They hold workshops and lectures, have a scholarship fund, and maintain a website of our members’ work. This show, “Flight,” is their annual all-member show. Each artist will interpret the concept of flight in their own unique way. By long tradition, M.P.A.F. does not jury an artist’s work. Please visit their gallery at 425 Cannery Row in Monterey. If you are interested in membership, please contact them at their website mpaf.org. Right: Michael Stansbury, untitled

Flowers I Have Known,” Michael Stansbury

Left: Robert Lewis “Asilomar Dune Cat,” Oil From the show, “The Landscape Illuminated,” Oils on canvas by Robert Lewis Below” Joanne Keane, “Puppy and iPod,” hand dyed silk, from the show, “Riotous Characters,” Silk fiber art by Joanne Keane

Through his father, Michael began his study of photography and developing film at age 7, progressing to be the high school newspaper photographer and the yearbook photographer in college - after which he gave it up. In 1975 he picked it up again and studied with Fred Picker. This gave him for the first time a sense of the “art” of photography beyond the technical aspects. In 1983 he attended the last Ansel Adams workshop, and created some beautiful work – but became disillusioned and gave it up again when he determined he was only making Ansel-like work.    In 2003 he was asked by a friend to take a photograph of her favorite orchid. He found the photograph was more than just a picture of a particular plant; it was anthropomorphic. It was a picture that was about people, but disguised as a picture of flowers. It was something he had never before experienced, yet it was singularly his.  Michael states, “Yes, these are pictures of flowers, but flowers are not what I photograph. I photograph the characters, the interactions, and the emotions I see in the flowers. They laugh, dance, flirt, kiss, and strut for the camera. They are us--you and I. They are people we know and people we recognize from our own experiences.”  

“The Landscape Illuminated” Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis, Pacific Grove Art Center studio artist, and national competitor in many plein air competitions, always paints in, and into, the light. Rarely will you find a flat, sunless sky in Lewis’ plein air pieces. Contrast in value, color, and focus is another of Lewis’ signature execution. “It’s all about contrasts: lights and darks, vivid and muted colors, softness and sharp focus, smooth texture against rugged brushwork.” In “The Landscape Illuminated,” Lewis has chosen a wide collection of pieces that reflect local landscapes that may be familiar. This is the world we live in locally, a place full of contrasts of light, color, and texture. All of these pieces are painted oil on canvas alla prima and many are painted en plein air.  

“Riotous Characters” silk fiber art by Joanne Keane.

These vibrantly colorful silk art pieces are made from hand dyed cloth and a wicked sense of humor. One of the PGAC’s studio artists, Joanne Keane’s distinct understanding of color and animal mannerisms lend to her joyful talent.  


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Times • June 3, 2011

Your letters

Opinion Cut managers not shelter budget Editor: I recall that the last time the Monterey Animal Shelter had cuts of 40% and NO other department in the County took such huge cuts.  Why are they picking on the Animal Shelter again? This is reminiscent of the “bully in the school yard” picking on the littlest kid. I have a solution. Why don’t the District Supervisors cut the HUGE salaries of the top managers in the entire Monterey County, including themselves, just 5 percent or 10 percent, which in some cases one manager’s cut would equal about half of an animal shelter workers annual salary?  Or how about a flat 5 percent cut across the entire Monterey County payroll where EVERYONE shares in the pain?   Isn’t it time that others start taking the hit for balancing the budget?  Monterey County is one of the biggest Counties in square miles in California and they want to reduce the Animal Control Officers by another 40 percent. This is beginning to look like Wisconsin where they’re picking on the real workers that do all the work. Michael Houda Prunedale

Get a grant for urban forestry Dear Mayor, Council Members, and Staff: At the May 25th council meeting, Councilman Cuneo stated that two reasons for reconsidering the interim tree ordinance were that it would remove the criminal clause and add a “Landscape Tree Guide” with a larger selection of trees. In early 2010 Councilman Kampe stated that he was on the BNRC in 2007 when the abbreviated tree list was created. He acknowledged that list was never presented, nor approved by the Council. Therefore, the tree list created in 1998 offering the aforementioned “larger selection” remains the official list that is referenced in the existing ordinance and would not be an enhancement to the proposed interim ordinance. The proposed Proposition 84 Urban Greening grant application that needs to be turned in by June 10th is far more than the “one component of the comprehensive Urban Forest Management Plan.” Urban forest management is a part of the grant, not the other way around. There are project specific grants available (or soon to be available) that would cover the Urban Forest Management Plan. One such grant is listed on the California Natural Resources Agency website. It is called the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program (EEMP) that is specific to three categories: highway landscaping and urban forestry projects; resource lands, and roadside recreation projects. The 2011-12 funding cycle has not yet begun which allows time for the City to apply for an urban forestry specific grant. I request that focus be given to completion of the Urban Forest Plan before adding other projects that will spread city resources even thinner than they are now. Thank you. Sally Moore Pacific Grove

Why is Chamber dinner held in Monterey? Editor: After reading the story about the coming installation dinner for the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, I had a question. Why is it being held in Monterey? As citizens, we are often urged to support Pacific Grove business owners. It may be more difficult to find a place in Pacific Grove that can host this dinner, but if our city leaders are going to “talk the talk,” they should be willing to “walk the walk.” Too many dollars are being spent out of town for city functions. This is an ongoing problem and needs attention. Thank you.

Is that your final answer? Brokaw Hall is falling down. Really.

Last night, June 1, the City Council voted down any reprieve for beleaguered Brokaw Hall, the crumbling building in the Monarch Sanctuary that was ordered demolished due to its dilapidated condition. Demolition had been postponed. Then it was on again. Then they had a site visit and a lot of proposals to save it and people trooping up to the microphone at the City Council meetings. Proposals to save it – or parts of it – ranged from $76,500 to $398,300, and despite the pleas of some members of the public and the historic preservation people, none were deemed feasible, especially after a site inspection by the City Council.

Marge Ann Jameson

Editorial We're okay with that. As Council member Robert Huitt pointed out, it was poorly built in the first place, even the fireplaces which were hand-constructed back at the beginning of the 20th century. It has no foundation. And it's ugly. It's not even a good example of architecture of its time. As for historical significance, it was pointed at out one point in the negotiations weeks ago that the building was mentioned in Steinbeck's Sweet Thursday. We checked the book out again, because we couldn't remember the reference, and after rereading the book decided that, unless it was the model for the building all those characters lived in on Cannery Row, the speaker was mistaken about the reference. The building served at one time as part of a military academy, whose most famous resident was Chief Justice Earl Warren's son. The son himself did not appear to have made much of a name for himself after graduating and that hardly seems to us to be a reason to spend thousands to save the building. This is not your father's Methodist Church on Lighthouse Avenue, which many, including Yours Truly, still mourn. Katie Travaille, one of the original Friends of the Monarchs who helped establish the Sanctuary, testified that Brokaw Hall should have been demolished 20 years ago, though another woman, who was also one of the Friends of the Monarchs back then, disagreed. We’re not mentioning her name because she became very upset with us last time we did. Stuart Weiss and Monte Sanford, two of the scientists who have been studying the natural dynamics of the Sanctuary, agree that the building's demolition will not affect the butterflies and in fact might be of a benefit in that nectar plants and more trees, such as the one planted 20 years ago which hosted butterflies this past season, could be planted in the spot. So take it down. Do the asbestos and other hazardous materials abatement. Save the rocks down at the city corporation yard. Raise the funds to construct a commemorative seating area at the entrance to the Sanctuary. If, as was done in downtown Santa Cruz after the ‘89 earthquake, those stones could be cleaned as sold as souvenirs with little plaques on them, perhaps enough could be raised to install a monument and rest area. But do it soon, or 20 years from now a new Public Works manager will be wanting to get rid of the pile of rocks and we'll be arguing about it again. — Marge Ann Jameson

Kathleen Cauble Pacific Grove

Thanks for middle school Model UN coverage; more thanks due Dear Editor, On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Lyceum of Monterey County, please accept our thanks for the wonderful two-week coverage of our Model UN event held at Monterey Institute of International Studies on April 30th. Your reporter, Cameron Douglas, was an excellent representative of The Cedar Street Times. My only addition to your coverage is to give credit to the fine MIIS Interns, Becky Bierman and Maggie Steingraeber, who did such a great job of coordinating the event. Also, we would like to thank the eleven MIIS student volunteers who ran the Security Council, General Assembly and ECOSOC resolution production teams. I'm sure the students and teachers of the Pacific Grove Middle School team appreciated the stories as well. I know the parents did. Tom Nelson Interim Executive Director Lyceum of Monterey County

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PG Feast of Lanterns 2011 Art Competition 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. This year’s theme: Fire Up the Feast 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 folpublicity@gmail.com, 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.

At MBEC Gallery during the month of July, 25 percent of all gallery sales will be donated to Feast of Lanterns. If the purchaser indicates the purchase is on behalf of the Feast of Lanterns, the Feast’s share will be 50 percent. 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 the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, Central and Forest, or MBEC.

ARTISANA GALLERY

309A Forest Avenue Pacific Grove

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First Friday PG Welcomes Summer! First Friday Shop Walk + Art Walk = Fun

We love it when the Art Walk comes on a First Friday and you will, too! Many merchants, galleries and businesses will be open June 3 until at least 8 PM

“Natural Splendor of the Central Coast”

Everywhere you see a green flag, there will be a welcome light on and maybe refreshments

featuring the photography of Adrianne Jonson, Greg Magee and Marcia Stearns and new Big Sur Jade Sculpture by Don Wobber.

Artists reception Fri., June 3 • 5-9:00 p.m. Admission is free. Complimentary refreshments will be served. “Natural Splendor” will be open through July 15.

or entertainment. Or both! Join us!

FREE, FUN, FABULOUS!


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The Green Page Arctic ice melt: What do you think? By Cameron Douglas As the debate over global warming continues, one widely discussed topic is the shrinking Arctic ice cap. Many environmentalists claim that global warming is responsible for climate change, with strong evidence of this seen in diminishing glaciers and the Arctic ice pack. The debate boils down to whether the actions of man—industrialization, internal combustion engines, burning of coal, etc.—are the cause of climate change, or if the earth is just “doing its thing” and we have no control over what will happen. To gain an overview, let us look at what the scientists are observing. Some facts and figures from the National Snow and Ice Data Center: •

Arctic sea ice declined slowly during the month of April. Because of the slow decline, levels did not fall to record lows as they did in March. However, ice extent began declining quickly towards the end of the month.

Mean ice extent for the month was 14.15 million square kilometers (5.46 million square miles). That is 850,000 square kilometers (328,000 square miles) below the average from 1979 to 2000.

Monthly April ice extent shows a steady decline of 2.6 percent per decade since 1979. April 2011 ranked as the fifth lowest April in that time, with the two lowest Aprils occurring in 2006 and 2007.

Air temperatures in the eastern Arctic, to the north of Europe and Russia, remained warmer than average for most of April 2011. The most significant anomalies occurred over central Russia, northern Siberia, and the Laptev and East Siberia seas, where temperatures over the month ran approximately 11 degrees Fahrenheit above average.

The Eastern Arctic remained warmer than average all winter, suggesting the sea ice there did not thicken as much as in past winters and may retreat rapidly as the summer melt season progresses. Atmospheric circulation for April was characterized by unusually low pressure at

A pod containing three Greenpeace protestors hangs from the oilrig Leiv Eiriksson off the coast of Greenland on May 29. Photo furnished by Greenpeace.

sea level over much of the Arctic Ocean, with the lowest pressures between Greenland and Iceland. This pattern helped draw warm air into the eastern Arctic. How this will affect observed sea ice conditions at

the end of this summer remains to be seen. With the ice diminishing, more parts of the Arctic Sea are becoming accessible. The Northwest Passage, long sought by explorers, has revealed itself. This cre-

ates new opportunities for shipping that usually goes through the Panama Canal. The Independent reports oil drilling in the region is now under serious consideration. Meanwhile, seals and other forms of wildlife that depend on ice are threatened, causing more ecological imbalance. “Anyone who doubts that climate change is real should visit the boardrooms of major shipping companies,” said Dr. Stephen Palumbi, Director of the Hopkins Marine Station. “They are gearing up to run ships across the Arctic from China to Europe through the Northwest Passage, which hasn’t been open for about 140,000 years.” John Pearse, a retired marine biologist living in Pacific Grove, states that 50 million years ago during the Eocene Epoch, the Arctic contained a huge freshwater lake with surrounding wildlife and a marine groundwater rich in phytoplankton, a source of oil, which became buried deep down during the Ice Age. Pearse believes the oil companies have their eye on this buried resource. He refers to Arctic oil drilling as, “counter-intuitive.” Asked if he believes the actions of man have caused the decline in Arctic sea ice, Pearse said, “I don’t think there’s any question…I’m confused why people aren’t connecting the dots.” But some are connecting the dots, and with a vengeance. Recently, three members of the activist organization Greenpeace climbed up a 53,000-ton oilrig, the Leiv Eiriksson, off the coast of Greenland in an attempt to deter a Scottish oil company from deep water drilling in the Arctic. According to reports, the three brought enough food and water for 10 days and have suspended themselves in a pod near the huge drill bit. Greenpeace accuses the company, Caim Energy, of failure to take precautions designed to prevent accidents such as the 2010 oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. Currently, Caim is the only oil company planning oil exploration in the region, and claims to be in compliance with strict Norwegian regulations. Greenpeace warns of an “oil gold rush” if Caim is allowed to drill and strikes oil in the Arctic, and hopes to delay the project until winter, when the area will be inaccessible. Nevertheless, if the current weather trends continue there will be less Arctic sea ice this winter than last winter, and still less the winter after that.

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