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“Of Mice and Men” Magic Circle Theatre, CV 7:30 PM, 2 PM Sun. $25, 659-7500 •
Thu. Mar. 21
Military Officers Assoc. Lunch Rancho Canada Golf Course 11 AM, $20 649-6227 •
Thu., Mar. 21
“MoM and Apple Pie” Party Museum of Monterey 5-7:30 PM, Free 595-4570 •
Yup, homemade - Page 6
Return of the Natives - Page 11
Bzzzz - Page 19
Fri., Mar. 22
Republican Women Dinner Ranco Cielo Drummond Academy 710 Old Stage, Salinas 6:30 PM, $50 626-4197 646-4224 •
Sat., Mar. 23
Norwegian Music Discussion Sons of Norway Meeting Monterey Library 2 PM, Free 373-8316
Sat., Mar. 23
Big Sur’s Mud Run Team Event 10 AM, $275 per Team 625-6226 •
Mon., Mar. 25
Monterey Preservationists Meeting Natural History Museum 7-9 pm, $15/ Free to Members 646-8142
World Affairs Discussion “Threat Assessment” MPC, Soc. Sci. Bldg., Rm. 102 4-5:30 PM, Free www.wacmb.org •
Sun., Mar. 25
Tail Wagging Wine Tasting Cima Collina Tasting Room, CV 3-4:30 PM, $25 333-0722 •
Mon., Mar. 25
Heidi Hybl at Central Coast Art Assoc. 777 Pearl St., Monterey 7-9 PM, Free 372-2841 •
Tues., Mar. 26
Community Passover Seder Rancho Canada Golf Club 6 PM, $36/$41/$20 624-2015 •
Wed., Mar. 27
Business Ethics Forum University Center, CSUMB 1-3 PM, Free 582-3653 •
Thu., Mar. 28
Author Talk on Ghost Hunter Book Jeff Dwyer
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March 22-29, 2013
Your Community NEWSpaper
Estate Pools wins bid for kid’s pool
Preparation for breaking ground on the Children’s Pool at Lovers Point continues, with the big news this week being the award of the yet-to-be-drawn contract for building the pool to Estate Pools, Inc. The City contracted with Wildwood Pools and Allred Engineering to complete the design, specifications, and engineering plans and obtained working drawings on February 18. Staff solicited bids for the project and received five base bids the project: Estate Pools Inc. $169,000.00 Precision Pools Inc. $198,688.70 Paragon Industrial Applications Inc. $202,933.00 Pool Time $283,879.00 Scardina Builders Inc. $306,266.24 A 20 percent contingency fee has been added to the low bid for a total award of $202,800. “At 20 percent, the recommended contingency is higher than normal, given that there may be unforeseen variables associated with this project,” said Daniel Gho in the staff report to City Council for the March 20, 2013 meeting. One of the contingencies might be additional work required by the California Coastal Commission. A waiver has been requested which, when received, will hopefully be the final hurdle before construction begins. As an “existing facility” undergoing replacement and reconstruction, the pool project is categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Class 2, Section 15302(c). To obtain the demolition permit from the Monterey Bay Air Pollution Control District, the City has conducted material testing on the existing pool shell and grout to verify that asbestos is not present. If asbestos is present then the cost of demolition could be slightly higher. The design worked out by the engineers and presented to the pool committee has a long ramp entering the pool, which was added pursuant to ADA requirements. The alternative was a lift. Councilmember Dan Miller questioned whether the ramp was preferable to the lift, stating that the ramp detracted from the size of the pool and added an attractive nuisance. He voted against making the contract award. Gho’s response was that the size of the pool has not been compromised and that a lift would eventually cost more because
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Not a drive-in
A driver took out the pole at Trader Joe’s on Monday and damaged the facade of the building. Parking lot constructionsurely added to the confusion. He was reportedly not injured. It ws the second such incident since Trader Joe’s took over the former Blockbuster space and began an expansion. Photo by Duke Kelso.
Good Old Days set for April 13-14; Construction set for completion Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce announces that Good Old Days, Pacific Grove's premier community event is coming the second weekend in April. And Public Works assures the public that the construction at Lighthouse and Forest is “on target” for completion before the annual event. Entertainment booked is described below. Next week we will feature non-profits who will have booths and displays at the event. From the chamber’s press officer: This year's 56th Annual Good Old Days Festival is scheduled for April 13 - 14 in downtown Pacific Grove; and on both days the activities will go from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm. The event, which is free to the public, typically draws a great crowd of locals and visitors strolling up and down Lighthouse Avenue to take in the many wonderful things Good Old Days has to offer. There will be free entertainment on four stages with more than 60 bands, performers and shows scheduled. Featured entertainers include: • Moonalice – San Francisco’s renowned Psychedelic Rock and Blues Jam band who opened for U2 last year. These seasoned musicians feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration; • Culann's Hounds - San Francisco’s number one Irish Folk band have built a reputation for stage shows filled with high-energy and a ruthless dedication to rocking their audience; • Beso Negro - San Francisco’s number one Gypsy Jazz band Beso Negro plays "Swing Gitane" with driving swagger and heartfelt lyricism focusing on both traditional repertoire and a large list of originals; • Foxtails Brigade – San Francisco’s renowned Pop band fronted by powerhouse singer, songwriter and guitar shredder Laura Weinbach, has a diverse sound that has skyrocketed them to success, recently wrapping their West Coast Tour, releasing numerous music
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of maintenance and ongoing permit costs as well as the necessity to train staff to use and be certified to operate it. A lift, he pointed out, would likely be more of an attractive nuisance than the railing for the ramp. Further, he pointed out that if any changes were made to the design, the bid process would have to be started over. The contract itself will be drawn up now that the bidding process is closed, and will be brought back to the City Council for ratification, hopefully in time for a Wed., March 27 special meeting. The paperwork from the Coastal Commission is due back on April 3, and, should everything go according to plan, workers from Estate Pools could be breaking ground as early as April 4.
Thu. Mar. 28
MST Public Hearing City Council Chambers 5:30 PM, Free 393-8129 •
Fri. Mar. 29
Hourbank Potluck Oldemeyer Center, Seaside 6-7:30 PM, Free/ Bring Dish 402-9966 •
Fri. Mar. 29
Mirth’O’Matics Golden State Theatre 8 PM, $12 402-8940 •
Sat., Mar. 30
Cedar St. Irregulars take top prize
Science Saturday on Bees Natural History Museum 11 AM-3 PM, Free 648-5716 •
Sat., Mar. 30
“Liberty Lost: Lessons in Loyalty” Stevenson School. Pebble Bch. 11 AM, Free 625-8300 •
Sun. Mar. 31 & Tue. Apr. 2 “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” Lighthouse Cinemas 1 PM, 6:30 PM, $9/ $6.50 641-0747 •
Mon. Apr. 1
David Cobb of Move to Amend Abolish Corporate Person-Hood Teamsters’ Hall, Salinas 7 PM, Free, 375-8216 •
Cedar Street Irregulars get Best Overall award! We entered a competition with our idea to have an Android app produced by CSUMB and MPC student teams. They had 52 hours to complete the apps. 10 projects pitched became 5 apps, 5 teams, 3 awards: Here are the Cedar Street Irregulars L-R: Callan Glass, Pablo Fernandez, mentor Keith Gudger, Nickolas Zarsosa and Luke Pederson. The app will soon be available to the public: Watch out! Citizen Journalists at Large!
Tue., Apr. 2
David Cobb of Move to Amend Abolish Corporate Person-Hood Wave St. Studios, Monterey 7 PM, Free, 375-8216
• Sat. April 6
First Saturday Book Sale Pacific Grove Public Library Noon-5 PM •
Tue. Apr. 9
Erin Inglish Concert Dennis Murphy Music School 7 PM, $15/ $10 920-1310
Pacific Grove Weekend Forecast
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videos, and having a third album in the works; • Touch’d Too Much - Monterey Bay Area’s must-see AC/DC tribute band that recreates the energy and sound of Bon Scott era AC/DC with nonstop, uncompromising, and powerful performances; • The Chicano All Stars Band - Six extremely talented, dynamic and energetic promusicians blending Latin Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Old School and danceable Reggae; • Matt Masih & the Messengers - This 6-piece Jam Band from Santa Cruz has been dominating the West Coast music scene for the last several years playing funk, soul, groove and reggae and has since taken over the Monterey Peninsula; • Stu Heydon Bluesband – Award-winning Stu Heydon has been playing blues professionally since 1966 and has played with a multitude of bluesmen in California and Canada. He later started teaching blues locally and currently owns and operates the Carmel Music Studio; • DJ Willie is back for a third year to add more flavor to the Good Old Days Festival with his Latin Stage. Wilfredo Prodencio was born in El Salvador and raised in Monterey, California and a graduate of Monterey High and Monterey Peninsula college. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran. Willie is a DJ/Latin Dance Instructor and has been a DJ for over ten years. For the past seven years has taught dance with Monterey Salsa and has been dancing all his life. He says he finds it an honor to work with many great non-profit organizations throughout Monterey Bay. • Other performers include Sambahamians, Mikey Selbicky, AshaMed Turkish Band, DiFranco Dancers, Russ Guarino Band, and Sean the Piper, to name a few. More than 240 vendors from 12 states will display their arts, crafts and other wares alongside 30 food booths at the Good Old Days street fair, which is the largest gathering of arts and craft vendors in Monterey County. Lovers Point Children's Pool Committee will host a Weenie Roast on Saturday night April 13 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Barbeque of tri-tip, hamburgers, and hot dogs will take place at the Lovers Point pool area and is $10 per child and $20 per adult. The little Mermaid movie will be played as well. For more information contact the City's Recreation Department at 831-648-3130. The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will provide free meals for all active duty military personnel during the 56th annual Good Old Days on April 13-14 in appreciation for their service to the country. The meals are offered at the Support Our Troops Food Booth, which is staffed by Chamber volunteers and sponsored jointly each year by Gorman Real Estate and the Pacific Grove Police Officers Association. Steve Gorman of Gorman Real Estate, who also is a reserve Pacific Grove police officer, was the original sole sponsor of the food booth. The Police Officers Association joined with Gorman as a co-sponsor starting with last year’s Good Old Days celebration.
Heritage Homes seeks nominations for annual award
Does your home or your neighbor’s qualify for one of the prestigious Heritage Home Awards? The recent economic decline has resulted in a dip in the number of homes applying for — and being granted — permits for construction in Pacific Grove. The result is that there is only a small pool of nominations for this year’s annual Heritage Home Awards. The Heritage Society seeks more entries. Each year, a panel of judges carefully examines entires and visits the sites. “If we do not have a viable selection pool I will have to skip the event for this year and wait for more viable choices in future years,” said Scott Hall, chairman of the event. While construction is once again on the upswing, a home must be complete to qualify for the awards. Nominees may stretch back five years to qualify, and homes which did not win when nominated previously may certainly apply again. The closing date is March 29, 2013 while the awards ceremony is currently set for May 17, the middle of National Preservation Month. A copy of the form may be obtained by emailing Scott Hall at scott@halllandscape. com or by writing the Heritage Society at PO Box 1007, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. We have also made it available on our website at http://www.cedarstreettimes.com/pdf/2013 Heritage House award nomination.pdf
Cedar Street Times was established September 1, 2008 and was adjudicated a legal newspaper for Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California on July 16, 2010. It is published weekly at 306 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Press deadline is Wednesday, noon. The paper is distributed on Fri. and is available at various locations throughout the county as well as by e-mail subscription. Editor/Publisher: Marge Ann Jameson Copy Editor: Michael Sizemore News: Marge Ann Jameson, Peter Mounteer, Al Saxe Graphics: Shelby Birch Regular Contributors: Ben Alexander • Jack Beigle • Jacquelyn Byrd • Laura Emerson • Rabia Erduman • Jon Guthrie • John C. Hantelman • Kyle Krasa • Travis Long • Amy Coale Solis • Rhonda Farrah • Dorothy Maras-Ildiz • Neil Jameson • Richard Oh • Jean Prock • Katie Shain • Dirrick Williams Advertising: Rebecca Barrymore Photography: Peter Mounteer Distribution: Kellen Gibbs, Peter Mounteer, Duke Kelso • Website: Harrison Okins, Duke Kelso
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Daylight Savings Time: Perfect time to check smoke detectors
The Fire Department reminds residents that smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be checked regularly to ensure they are working properly and that the batteries are fresh. Each year in the United States about 3,000 people die in residential fires. “Most fire victims die as a result of inhalation of smoke and toxic gases, not from burns,” said a fire department spokesperson. Most of these death occur at night while occupants are sleeping. “A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” The fire department offers some general guidelines to ensure smoke detectors will work when needed: • Smoke detectors should be tested monthly • Batteries should be replaced at least once a year, and at the beginning of Daylight Savings Time is the perfect time to do it. Replace batteries in your carbon monoxide detector at the same time. • The entire smoke detector should be replaced every eight to 10 years. • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when testing and replacing batteries.
Monterey Peninsula Republican Women hold fund-raising dinner
Monterey Peninsula Republican Women Federated will hold a dinner Friday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Rancho Cielo Drummond Academy, 710 Old Stage Rd., Salinas. The dinner will benefit local culinary students, who are learning new skills from a trained chef. The public is welcome. The cost is $50 per person. Payment must be received by March 14. Round trip transportation from Carmel for up to 24 people will be provided. For more information or to RSVP call Loretta at 626-4197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cop log 3/9-3/15/13 People who defraud people
There has been a serious rash of credit card fraud, a lot of it after skimmers were discovered at a local gas station. Once again: Watch your receipts, pay inside, or use cash! 3/9/13 Credit card fraud on Forest Ave. Several purchases made. Credit card fraud on Forest Ave. after using it at a gas station. Credit card fraud on Forest Ave. Credit card fraud on Marino Pines Rd. 3/10/13 Credit card fraud on 17 Mile Dr. 3/11/13 Credit card fraud on Maple St. 3/12/13 Credit card fraud on Forest Ave. Credit card fraud on Forest Ave. Gas card fraud on Sunset Dr. 3/13/13 Credit card used at gas station, then the data was used outside the area. The bank reimbursed the victim and canceled the card when another attempt was made to use it. $600 in fraudulent charges on a Union 76 card.
A person answered an ad for a job on Craigslist. Checks were sent to pay for the job but the bank advises they were fraudulent.
MST holds public hearings for potential service cuts
MST will hold public hearings on a draft emergency service reduction plan, which outlines significant cuts to many bus routes throughout the service area: The service cuts will be necessary if a proposed withholding of federal funds becomes reality. The Amalgamated Transit Union has asked the United States Department of Labor to withhold federal transit grant funding from MST and other public transit operators throughout California. The union represents MontereySalinas Transit’s bus drivers, mechanics, utility service and facilities staff members. The union’s action is in response to concerns with the recent adoption of the 2013 Public Employees Pension Reform Act by the California state legislature. In the event the federal government agrees to the union’s request, the agency would be forced to implement emergency measures to reduce its bus service by approximately 30 prcent, to a level that can be supported only by passenger fares and state grant assistance. The following hearings will be held: • Salinas, Tues., March 26 at 5:30 p.m., Northridge Mall Community Room, 796 Northridge Mall, between Forever 21 and J.C. Penney parking lot entrance facing Hwy 101. • Marina, Tuesday, March 26 at 11:30 a.m., Marina Senior Center, 211 Hillcrest Avenue. • Pacific Grove, Thur., March 28 at 5:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 300 Forest Avenue • Seaside, Wed., April 3 at 5:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club Community Room, 1332 La Salle Avenue. • Monterey, Mon., April 8 at 10:00 a.m., Monterey-Salinas Transit Administrative Offices, One Ryan Ranch Road. For more information call Hunter Harvath, assistant general manager, at 393-8129. Interested persons wishing to comment, but who are unable to attend the public hearings, may submit written comments to: Hunter Harvath, Assistant General Manager for Finance & Administration, One Ryan Ranch Road, Monterey, CA 93940, via e-mail at email@example.com, or via fax at (831) 899-3954. The deadline to receive written comments for this series of public hearings is Friday, April 5, 2013. Additional information on the proposed draft emergency service reduction plan can be found on the agency’s website – www.mst.org. If a resolution to this pension reform dispute between the transit worker unions, the US Department of Labor and the State of California cannot be reached in the coming months, MST would have to implement these service reductions in the summer of 2013.
A home on Ransford was burglarized while the residents were asleep. Someone broke in the front door and tool a laptop and a glucose monitor.
Plant lover burglar
Someone entered a home on Syida. Nothing was taken, but things were moved and the plants were watered.
A number of residences have been reported to have been entered with nothing taken. Apartments on Jewell Avenue Home on 17th St.
Vehicle burglary: Air stereo?
A man on Laurel reports his left rear quarter panel was broken out (probably the window, not the whole quarter panel) and the face of his stereo was stolen. Pretty hard to listen to just the face.
Non-injury hit-and-run on Lighthouse
3/9/13. On private property.
Hit-and-run on Patterson
3/10/13. No leads.
Two-car accident on Central
Failure to stop at a stop sign. Three vehicles involved, two parties complained of pain.
Lost and found and otherwise dealt with
An ATM card was found on the beach on Sunset. Possible owner identified, contacted. The card was picked up by the owner. A wallet was found on Ocean View. When the owner was contacted, she asked that the money for mailing it back to her be taken from the wallet. A duffel bag containing clothes, shoes, and allergy meds was lost on Hawthorne. It might have leapt from the car because of an unclosed door. A wallet was found in the trash at the post office. No cash, but credit cards were still there. A wallet was found in the road near China Rock. An ad was placed on Craigslist and the wallet was returned to the owner.
Party house, hosts not invited
Trespassers left garbage around the property, a used condom in the game room, dirty footprints and a burn on the carpet, and a plugged toilet. The sauna was left on the highest setting. They removed the window screens, too. On Brentwood Court.
Something lost in the translation
A victim’s clothing was stolen from a store on Forest. We hope they weren’t in the clothing at the time.
A woman on 19th St. reported that a man knocked on her door and said he was from AT&T. But she hadn’t requested service. He left, but she was wary.
Battery of the pushing kind
Area-wide earthquake disaster drill planned for May
Disaster Preparedness: On May 15, California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) will hold a large scale catastrophic earthquake drill in the bay area which includes Monterey County. The Golden Guardian exercise will provide an opportunity for local emergency service agencies to evaluate their command and control, operational and logistical capabilities. For example, Monterey will open their EOC and test their interoperability with Pacific Grove, Carmel, the Defense Language Institute (POM) and Monterey County’s EOC’s.
A person reported being followed through the tunnel into Monterey. The report says “subject pushed occupant of vehicle” but it’s a little hazy as to which vehicle or who the subject was.
Vehicle theft. Late for work.
On Sinex: Victim came out to get into his car for work and the car wasn’t there. Thinks he might have left the keys inside and the vehicle unlocked.
Unsecured bicycle stolen on Ocean Ave.
A person on Funston saw her neighbor’s child playing with a can of red spray paint, then a couple of days later found her vehicle and bicycle had been spray-painted red.
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High Hats & Parasols Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding.
The News … from 100 years ago. Pitiful registration
The registrar of voters struggled desperately to increase the number of registrations in Monterey County prior to the November election. Mr. Joy evidently failed. The final count of registered voters numbered only 9,068. Of these, no more than 122 were new. Joy says a large number of females are now registering, preparing for the first vote ever by women, this in the next election.
To place legal notices call 831-324-4742. We do the proof of publication. We accept credit cards.
Mayor J. P. Pryor has returned from Los Angeles where he attended the Conference of the Confederation of Real Estate Agents. While there, our mayor was made director of the Confederation. Pryor’s special focus is using real estate to build communities.
Roosevelt defies assassin
With a bullet lodged in his right chest, fired by a would-be assassin as Roosevelt emerged from his hotel on the way to the auditorium where the colonel was scheduled to be the principal speaker. Colonel Roosevelt had folded the manuscript of his remarks into a breast pocket where the paper partially blocked the low caliber bullet. In the pocket, Roosevelt also carried a spectacle’s case which helped the foldedpaper to foil the bullet. The Colonel refused immediate medical help and made his way to the assembly where he delivered his speech without difficulty. After finishing his speech, Colonel Roosevelt accepted treatment and retired to his private railroad car to rest. Colonel Roosevelt’s name is being widely whispered as a presidential candidate.
Social event happens
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Steiner entertained a few friends after a dinner honoring their son’s regularly-scheduled return to the Grove on business. The entertainment largely consisted of musical selections performed by local high school students. All of the guests were close friends of the family.
Mrs. Carrington’s students show off
The entertainment presented by Mrs. Carrington’s students, most of them from the present, a few from the past, proved extraordinary. The Colonial Theater had been retained as the show’s venue, and it proved up to the task. Performers worthy of special mention include a duo by a couple of children, ages 3 and 5, this brother and sister combo made up of Fran and Fay Murphy performing a character song which brought the audience to its feet. All the numbers were well-prepared and showed the careful-training and performance-orientation of Mrs. Carrington. 1
Overheat no more
The Pacific Grove Auto Mobil Garage is offering a new product designed to keep you … er, your auto mobile from boiling over. Nicknamed MotoMonitor, this device replaces the radiator cap and is an attractive plug on your radiator containing a visible thermomator. A quick glance will reveal the car’s neat level.
Tidbits from here and there …
• Mrs. E. G. Nicks and son have traveled to San Francisco where they are visiting and shopping while staying at the Hotel Argonaut. • Attention women! You must register before you are qualified to vote. Don’t waste your noble efforts on temperance by not voting. Register now! • Mrs. Carrie Clark has returned to the Grove from Santa Cruz where she has been tending an ill brother. Mrs. Clark came home after it was determined her brother has almost no chance of survival and a caretaker was arranged for.
And the cost is …
The Culp Brothers encourage you to make it a family evening-at-home viewing stereoptical pictures. Looks great on your coffee table. This week only, kit containing the stereoptic machine and 4 mounted pictures, $5.40. Extra, mounted pictures ordered from catalog, 40¢ each.
1 Mrs. Carrington was a stern lady, very Victorian, who pounded her students far beyond their ability levels. Prim and proper, Mrs. Carrington was admired around the Peninsula.
Forest Hill United Methodist Church 551 Gibson Ave., Services 9 AM Sundays Rev. Richard Bowman, 831-372-7956 Pacific Coast Church 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942 Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431 First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12 tsp.h Street, 831-373-4441 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-394-5712 St. Angela Merici Catholic Church
146 8th Street, 831-655-4160
Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363 First Church of God 1023 David Avenue, 831-372-5005 Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138 Church of Christ 176 Central Avenue, 831-375-3741 Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove PG Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave., 831-333-0636 Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th Street, 831-373-4705 Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Avenue, 831-375-7207 Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818 First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove
Ghosts on the Central Coast
The Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee will present “Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Monterey and California’s Central Coast,” a talk and book signing by author Jeff Dwyer, on Thursday, March 28, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Casa Estrada Adobe, 470 Tyler St., Monterey. The author will sign books following the program. The books will be available for sale for $14.95 each. The event is sponsored by Nader Ahga. Adults are invited to attend and reservations are required. Contact Sirie Thongchua at 646-5632 or 646-3389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875 Worship: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. Congregation Beth Israel 5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel (831) 624-2015 Chabad of Monterey 2707 David Avenue, Pacific Grove (831) 643-2770
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Arts and Events PG audiences invited to judge Kenyan film Film lovers in Pacific Grove will unite with audiences in cinemas across the United States to decide the fate of “Nairobi Half Life,” a feature film from Kenya, at Lighthouse Cinemas on March 21 at 7 p.m. On this night, audiences at each venue will be asked to vote on behalf of their communities whether this film should come back to their local cinema for additional screenings at a later date this year. If the majority of the audience votes yes, then that is exactly what will happen with the film. Lighthouse Cinema is one of only three cinemas in California to obtain the film. In 2010, a German based production company, One Fine Day Film, went to Kenya to produce a feature film. The production company helped a first time director and a first time cast make a feature film shot entirely in Kenya by Kenyans. The result was “Nairobi Half Life.” This film became Kenya’s first official submission to the Academy Awards and became the AFI Fest Audience Award recipient. It is now this year’s selection for the first Manhattan Short Feature Film Project. The Feature Film project was conceived by Manhattan Short Film Festival founder Nicholas Mason who stated, “The Feature Film Project is about bringing unique films like ‘Nairobi Half Life’ to audiences across the United States to decide its fate. This film is a Kenyan story, made by Kenyans and starring first time Kenyan actors who were living the actual
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lives of their characters before the film was shot. In an age where digital filmmaking has made films like this much more possible to be created, what these films and emerging filmmakers need is an audience to see and judge their work and I want to thank the cinemas involved for embracing the concept.” Sarika Hemi Lakhani from One Fine Day Films stated, “After the unforgettable experience of the shooting of our movie in Nairobi, it is very exciting for all of us who have been involved in this production that it is now coming to over 60 screens in the US. We hope that it will be as enriching an experience for the audience watching the film as it was for us making it.” For more information about the Feature Film Project visit www.TheFeatureFilmProject.com, contact: Nicholas Mason at 212-529-8640 or at Nick@ ManhattanShort.com.
Monterey Library reception to kick off endowment campaign Join members of the Monterey Public Library Endowment Campaign Committee for a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception as they kick off their $5 million endowment campaign on Thursday, March 28, 5 - 6 p.m., at Casa Estrada Adobe. The reception will be immediately followed by a talk and book signing by Jeff Dwyer, author of “Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Monterey and California’s Central Coast.” Adults are invited to attend and reservations are required. The Casa Estrada Adobe, made available by courtesy of Nader Ahga, is located at 470 Tyler Street., Monterey. Contact Sirie Thongchua at 646-5632 or 646-3389 or by email at thongchu@ monterey.org.
Up and Coming Big Sur artist to demonstrate at art association meeting
Red Top by Heidi Hybl
Interruption by Heidi Hybl
Big Sur artist Heidi Hybl will present her luminescent, abstract painting techniques at the regular monthly meeting of the Central Coast Art Association, Monday, March 25. The association meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl St (next to Dennis the Menace Park), Monterey. Attendance is free and open to the public. Heidi will talk about abstract painting and demonstrate a unique method she
developed, using texture for her individual expression. She takes inspiration from her Big Sur surroundings, infusing light and motion to create bold images in oils. She has taught art to children and adults and served on the Board of Directors of Artists’ Equity and the Big Sur Arts Initiative. Heidi is an exhibiting member of the Carmel Art Association. For more information call Harry Wareham at 372-2841 or email email@example.com .
PG Dance kicking off
Upcoming activities at Pacific Grove Dance include a Milonga class, tango lessons and several workshops. On Sat., April 6 DJ David will host Red Rose Milonga from 9 p.m. until midnight. The cost to participants is $15. From 8-9 p.m. a pre-Milonga class will be held, also at a cost of $15. A discounted price of $20 is available for the two events together. The same day at 1-3 p.m. a partnering workshop will be held. Tuition is $45 at the door. At 3-5 p.m. a beginners' workshop will be given for a cost of $30. On Sun., April 7 a beginners' workshop (double dose #2) will be held at a cost of $30. The charge will be $50 for both of the beginners' workshops. Private tango lessons and workshops are available by arrangement with David Chiu. The studio is at 205 17th Avenue. Call 915-7523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Peeps Promising careers in music...or engieering
Left: The parts of an electric guitar, all engineered and ready for assembly. Above: Engineering and mathematics instructor Zekai Akcan works with Stevenson students to complete their projects. Right, top: Practicing a few riffs... and right, below: Performing for peers and parents at a March 15 assembly. Photos takend during the building process by Warren Anderson; photo of performance by Cole Thompson.
n Friday, March 15 during all school assembly, Stevenson’s Pre-Engineering students weren’t launching rockets or calculating the trajectory of their trebuchet―they riffed Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” onstage for their more than 500 peers and teachers, on electric guitars they built. The U.S. will have more than 1.2 million job openings in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)–related fields by 2018. Yet, there will be a significant shortage of qualified college graduates to fill these careers. Through
Stevenson’s STEM-focused courses such as Pre-Engineering, Robotics and MultiVariable Calculus, in addition to its core science and math curriculum, students are being prepared to succeed in college and beyond to address current and future global challenges. And, while they’re at it, have some fun too. Last summer, through the National Science Foundation STEM Guitar Project, Stevenson faculty members Mr. Justin Brown and Mr. Aaron Eden attended an intense five-day guitar design/build project where they learned to build their own custom electric guitar and how to relate
the guitar design to specific math, science and engineering topics. Brown and Eden brought their learning into the classroom, and worked with students to design and build their own electric guitars, including guitar body, neck, fret board selection and preparation, guitar customization and painting, headstock design, fretting, electronic installation, neck installation and setup, and intonation. “Students are learning practical, hands-on skills in addition to building their mathematic and engineering knowledgebase,” said Zekai Akcan, pre-engineering and mathematics teacher at Stevenson
School. “They are so excited by this project―they even work during their free periods.” The guitar building project is only one of the many hands-on STEM projects that are part of the Pre-Engineering course, which is for high-performing juniors and seniors. Additional projects include cardboard chair design (to hold the weight of an adult), design and build a wood boomerang, balsa-wood bridges (a 2 oz. bridge designed to carry 100 lbs. of load), and efficient house design using renewable energy technologies.
Barrymore to direct and star in “Hamlet” at Forest Theater
John Barrymore III will direct, as well as star in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at the Forest Theater. opening June 27. John Blyth Barrymore III is the great-grandson of John Barrymore, who first performed this production to great success in the 1920’s on the London stage. He is the son of the late John Drew Barrymore and brother of actress Drew Barrymore and is returning to the stage to revive the role that made his great-grandfather a theater icon. The production will also feature Ron Joseph, Emmy-award winning actor of TV and film. Auditions for other lead casting will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Carmel Youth Center located on 4th and Junipero in downtown Carmel, with open casting for Gertrude, Rosencranz, Guildenstern, Polonius, Horatio and Laertes. Applicants should bring a brief resume and will be requested to read from the script. Prior Shakespeare experience is preferred, but not required. All community members are welcome to apply. For more information on the auditions, please call our Executive Director, Rebecca Barrymore at 419-0917. The Forest Theater Guild, in association with the Shakespeare Society of America, is reviving historic Shakespearean productions originally performed by the Forest Theater Society in the 1930s and 40s at the Outdoor Theater. “This partnership will benefit both organizations and bring back a much-beloved tradition to our home theater,” said Rebecca Barrymore, artistic and executive director of the guild. The guild will open the season on May 23 on the Outdoor Forest Theater stage with “Snow White,” running through June 16. “Hamlet” opens June 27 and closes July 28. Show performances will be on Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and military and $10 for children under 18 years old. Children under 4 are free. Tickets are now on sale online at www.foresttheaterguild.org and will be on sale one hour before the shows at the box office on site.
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All Saints’ School, Carmel, recognized for excellence in ethical education
The Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education has recognized All Saints’ Day School for “Excellence in Ethical Education.” CSEE’s endorsement program attests to a school’s ongoing work to meet, at a high level, criteria widely recognized as hallmarks of excellence in moral development and character education. “We are deeply honored to receive this award,” said Michele Rench, Head of School. “We continuously strive to inspire All Saints’ students to build lives of purpose and service, and we greatly appreciate CSEE’s recognition of our program.” All Saints’, a Pre-K through Grade 8 school of 220 students, is committed to developing character with both depth and breadth. The school is prominent as much for its dedication to service as for its commitment to values, both of which are integrated throughout the curriculum. The program is strongly supported by the All Saints’ Board of Trustees. Deanna Cleary, Director of Character Education, works closely with LowerGrade Head Linda Paul to advance the mission. Chaplain Holly Hudson-Lewis incorporates character themes into regular chapel gatherings that fortify the character program. Founded in 1898 as an outreach of the Young Men’s Christian Association, CSEE separated from the YMCA by the middle of the 20th century, and became known as the Council for Religion in Independent Schools (CRIS). In the 1990s, the acronym CRIS was changed to CSEE as an increasing number of schools not affiliated with religious groups sought membership for the quality of programs offered for moral and spiritual development and ethical leadership. Three facets of the school’s commitment to character are noted: • Professional development is encouraged and supported • The Bean Program, now in its 20th year at ASDS, is integral to life at All Saints’. This service learning project involves a well-organized cadre of students breaking down large bags of pinto beans into four-pound parcels to be distributed to needy families in the Salinas Valley. • The All Saints’ buddies program pairs older students with younger ones. The program fosters relationships, gives younger children older students to look up to, and encourages older students to play a meaningful role in the furthering of All Saints’ culture. For more information, contact Kristin Templeman, Communications Director, at 624-9171 ext. 14, or email@example.com.
ARIEL Theatrical receives grant
ARIEL Theatrical in Oldtown Salinas has received an award of $4,000 from the Arts Council for Monterey County. The grant will be used in support of the Kids on Stage Summer Camps, the 2013 Summer Conservatory three week camp program featuring a production of “Pinocchio” and the Green Shirt Program which trains veteran ARIEL teens and young adults to assist the younger children. For more information on ARIEL’s upcoming programs and the 2013 Season call 775-0976 or visit the website at www.arieltheatrical.org.
New Marketing Coordinator named at Monterey County Fair
The Monterey County Fair & Event Center, one of the top premier event venues on the Central Coast, recently announced the addition of Julie Laughton as Marketing Coordinator to their management team. In her position, Julie will oversee marketing of all Fair and Heritage Foundation produced events that take place at the fairgrounds to include the Monterey County Fair, Monterey National Horse Show, Monterey Bay Classic Junior Livestock Show, Monterey Beer Festival, and the Monterey Street Food Festival. Laughton is no stranger to the event center. Being a former member of Spring 4-H Club and Salinas High School FFA, Julie has not missed a Fair since she was 9 years old. “The fairgrounds is home to my childhood memories,” said Julie. “I am beyond excited to begin an adventure with a place that means so much to me. The event center has so much untouched potential; I am excited to see what Julie Laughton the near future holds.” Julie attended Modesto Junior College where she majored in Agriculture Business and was a part of their West Campus Internship program. Following Modesto, she transferred to California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Sciences with a minor in Agricultural Business.
Seniors’ legal advocate sworn in
Legal Sevices for Seniors’ legal advocate Andrea Maroney was sworn in as an attorney on Tuesday, March 5 by Judge Sam Lavorato at the Monterey County Superior Court. Maroney is a University of Oregon Law School Graduate and member of the honorary scholastic society Order of the Coif. Considered one of the highest honors a law student can receive, the Order of the Coif is a national honor society for law school graduates at member institutions. To gain membership into the order, a graduating law student must be in the top 10 percent of the class. Legal Services For Seniors is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance to Monterey County seniors 60 years of age and older with an emphasis on serving those who are socially and/or economically needy. It maintains offices in Seaside and Salinas and outreach in South County, North County and the Peninsula. In its 28 years it has aided more than 77,000 Monterey Country Seniors with legal issues such as landlord-tenant conflicts, Medicare insurance mix-ups, consumer fraud, financial elder abuse, simple wills, guardianships and more. Legal Services For Seniors in Seaside is located at 915 Hilby Avenue, Suite 2. Call 899.0492 for more information or see www.lssmc.net.
Two from Pacific Grove graduate Fresno Pacific University
Two local students graduated December 15, 2012, from Fresno Pacific University. Rosa Garcia and Trevor Howell, both of Pacific Grove, were among 417 graduates at the university’s spring commencement, which took place in the Special Events Center on the main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut St., Fresno. Garcia received a M.A. in Leadership & Organizational Studies. Howell received a M.A. in Kinesiology. The ceremony for the 150 traditional undergraduates and graduate students―including seminary graduates earning master’s degrees―preceded the ceremony for the 267 bachelor’s degree completion students. The commencement address was by Pete C. Menjares, Ph.D., president of FPU. the Year Award PG Restaurant of 10 20 e th of r ne in W
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All creatures great and small Jane Roland
Animal Tales and Other Random Thoughts
Last night we watched “Life of Pi” which is now out on DVD and On Demand. It is the first movie I have seen which might have been more exciting in 3-D, but it was mesmerizing in high-definition. This book, which I read years ago when it was suggested by my youngest daughter Jennie, was a favorite. It is an allegory (or is it?). As in “Animal Farm” and “Lord of the Flies,” people or animals are depicted to show the best or the worse in human nature. For those of you who have not read or seen the story of the young Indian boy trapped on a life boat with a Bengal tiger, I won’t spoil it. I find it hard to understand why some creatures are depicted as evil to exemplify that trait in humans when it should be the opposite. Animals are at the mercy of humans. We rule them whether they are wild or domestic. Unbearable atrocities are inflicted with excuses that they have no feelings. Those of us who are devoted to all species cringe with horror when we hear of cruelty. I suspect that even those who hoard cats and dogs do so because in their minds they are saviors. (That doesn’t make it right, just understandable.) This morning there was a story in the Herald about a 6-year-old Taiwanese dog who was saved from a devastating fate by hands across the ocean. A rescue group in Taiwan, with which our own Peace of Mind Dog Rescue partners, found the beautiful animal, a brown and white collie mix “with eyes bulging and red due to severe glaucoma.” The group paid to have her eyes removed. Knowing that finding a home for Missy (formerly Micey) would be a challenge, they reached out to their counterpart in Pacific Grove. She and a volunteer arrived in San Francisco and were met by a POMDR volunteer from Sunnyvale and, according to Carie Broeker, executive director and co-founder of the organization, within 24 hours; the pooch was delivered to a foster home in Prunedale. The couple who took her in, the LaRoses, have fostered many dogs, one of whom was 16 years old and would have been euthanized. “Even if she lived another week, at least she won’t die in jail.” Peace of Mind finds homes for older dogs whose owners can no longer care for them. We had a friend who became quite famous teaching gorillas sign language to communicate with humans. It is almost frightening how much animals understand. They can’t articulate in our language. However, perhaps they are smarter than we, because they understand every move we make. They have internal clocks which tell them when it is time to eat, and a sixth sense about the signs of a walk or a treat. No one in our house can use the word “cheese” without creating enormous anticipation and hope in the minds of our dogs. My friend Sue Kirchhoff, who lives in North Carolina, sent me a wonderful story on line which I will repeat with only a couple of the pictures. “Police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. She had been locked in the shed, abandoned; was dirty, malnourished, and had quite clearly been abused. In an act of kindness, the police took the female greyhound, to the Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, run by a man named Geoff Grewcock and known as a haven for animals abandoned, orphaned, or otherwise in need. Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims: to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. It took several weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved. They named her Jasmine, and started to think about finding her an adoptive home. Jasmine, however, had other ideas. No one quite remembers how it came about, but Jasmine started welcoming all animal arrivals at the sanctuary. It would not matter if it were a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or any other lost or hurting animal. Jasmine would just peer into the box or cage and, when and where possible, deliver a welcoming lick. Geoff relates one of the early incidents: “We had two puppies that had been abandoned by a nearby railway line. One was a Lakeland Terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross. They were tiny when they arrived at the center, and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee. Then she fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them. But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits. She takes all the stress out of them, and it helps them to not only feel close to her, but to settle into their new surroundings. She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs; she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs, and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose.” Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal sanctuary’s resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been born. The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, 15 chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and 15 rabbits, and one roe deer fawn. Tiny Bramble, 11 weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field. Upon her arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full foster-mum role. Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the roe deer with affection and makes sure nothing is matted. “They are inseparable,” says Geoff. “Bramble walks between her legs, and they keep kissing each other. They walk together round the sanctuary. It’s a real treat to see them.” It is hard to believe that there are those who believe animals have no feelings, that they are chattel at best, objects to destroy and damage at worst. Those of us who believe in karma wait and hope. “All creatures great and small, the Lord God made them all.” Jane Roland manages the AFRP Treasure Shop in Pacific Grove. Email her at Gcr770@aol.com.
As a “Monterey Herald” subscriber, I regularly enjoy vicarious visits to faraway places. Nearly every week, smiling fellow subscribers pose with their newspapers at Machu Picchu, Ankgor Wat, Amundsen’s shack or the summit of Kilimanjaro. The Herald’s own travel writer recounts scenic barge voyages along the Rhine and toothsome culinary forays into Tuscany. Readers of this space rarely enjoy such armchair travels, because I don’t get out much. But I did travel to Paris once, if only for a week, so that will have to do. The first thing I noticed, it’s different from here. In Paris, laughing, dreadlocked “green men” racketed around on motor scooters each morning, hosed down the steaming streets, swept the gutters with oversized brooms. Somebody had to do it, and the green men didn’t seem to mind. They got to zoom around the world’s most famous city wearing parrot-colored overalls designed by Coco Chanel. How bad could it be? When I was there, scooters were the ticket in Paris, a city with three cars for every parking space. At first I thought Parisian cars were very small, but then I realized they had been crushed in at both ends from trying to park. America has compact cars, but these had been “compacted.” Paris had many small cars too, of course, because it can be easier to lift a car than to inch it eternally from a Parisian parking place. One night I watched four guys saunter from a club, pick up their parked car, carry it to the middle of the street and drive away. At least, I think it was their car. Myself, I walked. Fifteen, 20 miles a day, rain or shine. I couldn’t help myself; there was too much to see. In Tom and Jerry cartoons, the softly purling fragrance of cheese draws the mouse dreamily along by the nose. For me, it was art museums. The closest to my room was a converted railroad station called Musee D’Orsay, a place full of sunlight, impressionists and Art Deco furniture. Also nearby was the world-famous Louvre with its iconic I.M. Pei glass entry pyramid. One thing the guidebooks didn’t mention: the Louvre is stuffed with crappy “Sun King” art from Louis XIV’s many palaces – room-sized murals of dim and confusing battles, bad copies of Greek and Roman originals. More edifying was the George Pompidou Center, a goofy, futuristic building whose wading pool challenged winos, kids and dogs to elude syncopated water blasts from 20-foot-tall animated sculptures. A five-level, glass-enclosed escalator ascended to the museum, and suddenly you were face-to-face with the great artists of the “modern” century: Matisse, Roualt, Chagall, Brancusi, Miro, Braque, Giocometti, Klee, Kandinsky, Calder, Rothko, Jasper Johns. Only Picasso was left, and he had his own museum. Walking to it, I passed fruit piled high in vendors’ stalls, candies in a hundred lurid colors, cathedrals losing their legendary gargoyles to acid rain. Crowds of North Africans surged through the narrow streets below Montmartre, going through bright piles of clothing heaped on tables. On every corner were restaurants – Italian, French, German, Swedish, Greek, Lebanese, Libyan, Tunisian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Pakistani, Russian, Sri Lankan, Spanish, Hungarian, Mexican, Brazilian, Persian, Argentinian. In every restaurant, everyone chain smoked. Spanning the Seine were a dozen bridges, some modern, some Napoleonic. Leaning on their railings, you could watch the water taxis throb past and see the play of light on water that inspired Monet. At dusk, swallows emerged and rocketed through the city like Oldsmobile 88 hood ornaments. Back in my tiny room, footsore and weary, I scanned the precautionary note before showering: “To get hot water, turn on hot in sink (comes out cold); then turn on hot in shower (comes out warm). Otherwise, shower will pulse warm and cold at no predictable interval.” Reading this, I recalled that Doors singer Jim Morrison died in a bathtub in Paris, supposedly from a heroin overdose. But perhaps he failed to “turn on hot in sink” and was done in by warm and cold pulsing? It’s still a mystery. To learn more, I rode the bewildering “Metro” subway to Morrison’s grave in a remote urban cemetery called Pere Lachaise. There squadrons of pale, stricken, black-clad youths maintained a somber vigil, lighting candles and listening to Doors tunes on a boom box. The music was livelier in the Metro station – five Peruvians played guitars and panpipes for spare change. On the final afternoon of my six-day sojourn, I heard a Mozart flute quartet performed live in the vaulted, echoing, softly glowing stained glass rotunda of a cathedral. Many years later, I still seem to hear liquid notes ascending through shafts of sunlight and shadow and pinpoints of gemlike color. I was very lucky to be there.
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Pacific Grove High School
Young Writers Corner
Inside the Mind
by Naiya Biddle Running on the edge of insanity Past the realm of common sense Confusion floating in the air Danger always lurking From the dark corners of conscience Tearing away at the train of thought Rational or Irrational Logic destroys all And probability doesn’t shed a tear of light On whether or not luck shall facilitate Coincidence or destiny The choice doesn’t matter until the final destination
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of JOANNA VAUGHN and KAI JAI AGUISANDA-VAUGHN Case No. M121984 Filed February 20, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner JOANNA VAUGHN and KAI JAI AGUISANDAVAUGHN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name �KAI JAI AGUISANDA-VAUGHN to proposed name KAI JAI AGUISANDA VAUGHN. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: April 19, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 15. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Rd., Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: February 20, 2013. Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5/13 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20130371 The following person is doing business as OONA JOHNSEN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, and OJ-LA, 591 Lighthouse Ave., Suite 27, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. OONA JOHNSEN GABERSEK, 512 8th St., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Feb. 26, 2013. Registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 2/22/13. Signed: Oona J. Gabersek. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 03/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20130364 The following person is doing business as THE EDEN HOUSE, 8350 Dolan Road, Castroville, Monterey County, CA 95012. ANGELICA PELISSIER FRANCO, 8340 Dolan Rd., Castroville, CA 95012. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on February 25, 2013. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Angel Franco. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 03/01, 03/08, 03/15, 3/22/13
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of JACOB C. HEFFELFINGER and RAQUEL DIAZ Case No. M121905 Filed February 14, 2013. To all interested persons: Petitioner JACOB C. HEFFELFINGER and RAQUEL DIAZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name DANIEL ASA HEFFELFINGER to proposed name DIEGO DANIEL ASA HEFFELFINGER. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: April 12, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 14. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Rd., Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: February 14, 2013. Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15/13.
Need for foster families is great
Most people know that Monterey County needs foster families, but few people know just how great the need actually is. In my work as a Community Liaison, I am often asked about the numbers: How many kids need homes? How many homes are there? This information is important, because it can be useful when talking to your family, friends and coworkers about Family to Family and exactly why recruiting more foster families is such an important part of our initiative. In 2011, there was a total of 436 children in foster care in Monterey County, 233 boys and 203 girls. That is an increase from 408 children in 2010. About 26 percent of these children were placed with a relative. If MCDSES cannot place a child with a relative or near-kin, their next best option is to place the child in a foster home. However, when a foster home is not available, the county must place that child out of county or in a group home. In a group home kids cannot get the individualized care that they need. If the county had enough foster homes, no children would have to be placed in a group home, but in 2011, 30 percent were placed in a group home. There are currently 112 foster families licensed in Monterey County, with 65 Spanish-speaking or bilingual (English and Spanish) homes. Not all 112 of these families are active; that is, they are not taking foster children, mainly because they are seeking to adopt. The total bed capacity is 228 children, which clearly is not enough if more than 400 children are in the system next year. It is up to everyone involved in Family to Family to spread the word about the need for foster families. More specifically, Monterey County would like more homes that 1) can take older children, 2) can take sibling groups, and 3) have at least one Spanish-speaking caregiver. The goal for 2013 is to add at least one new licensed foster home each month. This is not unrealistic, but it will take the whole community coming together to achieve it. Contact Family to Family today to find out how you can help recruit foster parents or become one yourself! Call toll free at (800) 850-0006 or visit www.f2fmc. org. Alexis Strader Family to Family Community Liaison Community Human Services 1178 Broadway Ave. Seaside, CA 93955 Office: (831) 394-4622 ex.13 Mobile: (831) 241-3691 firstname.lastname@example.org
Move to Amend spokesman to speak locally David Cobb, national projects’ director of Democracy Unlimited, 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, and spokesperson for Move to Amend, discusses how we can abolish corporate person-hood and legalize democracy on Mon., April 1 , at 7 p.m. at the Teamsters’ Hall, 931 E. Market Street, Salinas, and on Tues., April 2 , at 7 p.m. at Wave Street Studios, 774 Wave Street, Monterey. The public is welcome; donations are appreciated. (Free parking is available in the Cannery Row garage after 4 p.m for locals with valid ID.) The event is sponsored by the Alliance for Democracy, Monterey County. Cobb will discuss the history behind the recent Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court decision and how we can work to reestablish a government of, by and for the people. Move to Amend is a coalition of over 160,000 people and organizations whose goal is to amend the U.S. Constitution to end corporate person-hood, and legalize democracy. For more information call 375-8216 or 372-5762, email shubbard@redshift. com or visit www.movetoamend.org
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The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (mprpd.org) helps welcome the start of spring with gardening and farming programs, part of its continuing offering of nature activities. Details on these two programs are below. See the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District’s “Let’s Go Outdoors!” fall/winter guide or go to mprpd. org to learn about all upcoming activities of The Park District. • DIY! Do-it-Yourself Greener Gardening (Free) Come learn how to use cardboard, compost, wood chips and a little elbow grease for an effective landscape treatment called “sheet mulching.” It’s an affordable project that you can use to replace lawns and make garden paths. Fight weeds naturally while saving money, time and water. Instructors: Monterey Regional Waste Management District Staff. Ages 7-adult, minors must be accompanied by an adult, Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-12 Noon, Monterey Regional Waste Management District, 14201 Del Monte Boulevard, free. • Organic Farmer: Springtime By Maria Poroy Plant ‘n’ Pick Celebrate springtime while culti-
vating a healthy environment. Add life to an organic farm as you tour the fertile soils of Carmel Valley. This rich event includes assisting the organic farmers in planting seeds of the season and reaping an array of vegetables to take home. Enjoy an organic vegetarian lunch of freshly harvested produce. Instructor: Serendipity Farms. All ages, minors must be accompanied by a paid adult, Saturday, March 23, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Carmel Valley location (see mprpd.org for details) $28 (district resident), $31 (non-district resident), or $75/$83, groups of three. Children 3 and younger free. Pre-registration required. • To register online, go to mprpd.org and register with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Walk-in pre-registration is accepted Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (checks, money orders and credit cards accepted). Preregistration is required for all fee-based classes and is strongly recommended for all free programs. No day-of-registration for fee-based programs will be accepted. For more information, please call Joseph at 372-3196, ext. 102, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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Asilomar State Park: Return of the Natives By Al Saxe Saturday March 16 a mass planting of native plants took place at the
Asilomar dunes by volunteers from CSUMB, AmeriCorps, and employees from the California State Parks system. More than 50 native plants are grown from seeds in Asilomar’s green
house for forest and dune restoration projects. Many of these native plants are on the endangered list and require special care and protection until fully grown. Senior Park Aide Bill Garner
and Asilomar Environmental Scientist Cindi Dawson gave the volunteers at Saturday’s planting event detailed hands on instruction prior to the planting.
The task of replanting at Asilomar Conference Grounds would not be possible without the unique relationship between The California State Parks System, Concessionaire Aramark – operator of the Conference Center — CSUMB staff and students, and other volunteers. Senior Environmental Scientist for the Monterey District of the State Park System Steve Bachman was actively involved in the planting. Steve shared with me that the salaries of the state park employees employed at Asilomar, as well as funding for the greenhouse and reforestation projects, are paid for by Concessionaire Aramark. They fund all building and walkway restoration as well. This unique relationship has allowed Asilomar to undergo a $20 million restoration of its buildings and walkways during tough economic times by utilizing user fees, not taxpayer money.
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What makes sourdough bread superior to regular whole grain bread?
Dangerous bike gang invades Pacific Grove
Amy Coale Solis MH
A suspicious-looking group of bikers converged on Pacific Grove’s motorcycle museum for a Sunday morning ride on March 17. More than a dozen of the desperados rode their Vespas, scooters, and mopeds at about 35 mph out to Jeffrey’s in Carmel Valley for breakfast, and back to Pacific Grove for more tire-kicking and story-swapping. The group, a revival of the Vespa Club of Monterey, will meet again at the Motorcycle Museum on Sun., March 24 for a ride. All small bikes are welcome. The motorcycle museum is located across the street from City Hall at 305 Forest Ave. If you have been to the bread aisle in your local grocery market lately, you are probably very aware of all the extra, unwanted and unnecessary ingredients in commercial bread nowadays. It is difficult to escape the corn syrup and sugar most of all. The reason they use these undesirable ingredients is so they can make the bread rise as quickly as possible. Commercial bread has a very short rising period; however, a long rise or proving period is beneficial for the digestibility and nutritional value of bread. In my opinion this quick rise method is one of the reasons people struggle with digesting bread. The most common issues people have with bread in general are gluten sensitivities, the price, Candida yeast and all the undesirable ingredients used in bread making. Long rise sourdough bread is a cultured product containing lactobacillus, a probiotic. Therefore it is beneficial in keeping Candida yeast in check, it is highly digestible and often tolerated by gluten sensitive individuals, is free of GMO high fructose corn syrup as well as other unnecessary additives and it’s inexpensive to make at home. From my experience with gluten sensitivity I have found long rise sourdough bread a very good match for myself in terms of digestibility. I also find my method simple, magical and delightful to prepare. Many think of bread baking as a time consuming and difficult task, or many often remember unpleasant hard bread from their childhood that was completely unappealing and how they could not wait to grow up and purchase that soft white bread from the market. I have found homemade sourdough bread is simple to make, very rewarding in many ways and super delicious. Sourdough bread baking is an old world trade and has been made for thousands of years. By sustaining a mother culture to leaven the bread, it becomes self rising, meaning it does not require commercial yeast to make the bread rise. When you make your own sourdough bread you have complete control of the ingredients and you can get away from sugar, corn syrup and many other unnecessary ingredients added to commercial bread to make it
rise faster. This also allows plenty of time for a long rise and in return creates highly digestible and nutritious bread. A long rise is important to allow plenty of time for the glutens to break down properly and for culturing to occur. Sourdough bread is a cultured product and this increases the vitamins and minerals, as well as, makes them more available for the system to absorb. Sourdough is also complex and lower on the glycemic index, supporting healthy blood sugar levels. Are you ready to learn how to prepare homemade sourdough bread for your household? Trying to learn it all on your own can be time and money consuming. Trust me, I’ve been there. I would love to share my method with you and look forward to your being as fulfilled as I am by preparing this healthy, wholesome, highly digestible bread at home for you and your family. Amy Solis, Master Herbalist, C.N.C., Certified Health Specialist; I live in the beautiful Santa Cruz -Monterey Bay area with my husband. We are living our dream of a quiet, healthy, holistic lifestyle. I work from home supporting conscious and spiritual women to stay healthy naturally, save time, money and support sustainability while keeping healthy meals on the table through my Sustainable Homemaking 8-Week Correspondence Course. I raise dairy goats for milk, cheese, and yogurt; hens for eggs; tend the garden; and bake homemade sourdough bread. I keep our staple meals planned and prepared for home, family—as well as teach others how to live, run, and maintain balanced, healthy, holistic, sustainable, economical meals and households. We are considering hosting a small LIVE Sourdough Bread baking class in the Santa Cruz area. Are you interested in this class? Let us know! calicoale@ sbcglobal.net Natural Health, Sourdough Bread Baking, Sprouting, Fermenting, Cultured Foods and Home Cheese-Making. Summer Course begins July 11th 2013. We gather in a group conference call from the comfort of your own home... Feel free to drop me a note with any questions you may have. www.sustainablehomemaking.com
Erin Inglish to perform at Dennis Murphy School of Music Singer/songwriter Erin English will perform at the Dennis Murphy School of Music in Monterey as a part of her Earth/ Bike/ Banjo tour on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. In celebration of Earth Month, Inglish will tour the coast of California by bicycle. She will cycle 1000 miles during the month of April with her banjo on board, from Arcata to San Diego, gigging, visiting schools, and partnering with local organizations, farms, bike coalitions and music schools to promote sustainability and share music. Find out more at www.erininglish.com. A p o r t i o n o f p r o c e e d s b e n e f i t E x p r e s s Yo u r s e l f , I n c . , t h e D e n nis Murphy School of Music’s non-profit music education program. Erin Inglish, a native of the California Central Coast, delivers a presentation of voice and banjo reminiscent of the sounds of John Hartford and the activist stylings of Peggy Seeger. She has lived in India, Madagascar, Bulgaria and Serbia, and her songwriting reflects her worldly travels and grounding passion for sustainability and art. Ti c k e t s a r e $ 1 5 o r $ 1 0 f o r h i g h s c h o o l s t u d e n t s o r y o u n g er. Make reservations at www.dennismurphymusicschool.org. The Dennis Murphy School of Music is located at 171 Webster Street, Monterey. A p r e - s h o w b a n j o 1 0 1 w o r k s h o p w i l l b e h e l d w i t h E r i n I n g lish from 4-5:30 p.m. at the music school. The cost is $40. Participants receive a $5 discount off the show ticket price. Advance reservations are required for the workshop. Call 920-1310 for reservations or more information.
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Sports and Leisure Breaker varsity boys continue undefeated
Pacific Grove’s undefeated Varsity team took on the Greenfield Bruins on Wednesday in what resulted in a very low-scoring game. Coming out of an 11 to 3 win in their last game against the Bruins on Friday, the Breakers looked ready to dominate. That wasn’t exactly the case. On defense Pacific Grove was solid, showing itin the first inning with a quick three-and-out from three consecutive groundballs hit to Pacific Grove’s starting short-spot, #21 Chris Fife. The most action in the game took place in the bottom of the first where Pacific Grove scored their only two runs of the game. With runners on first and second and one out, the Breaker’s first baseman, # 7 Conyal Cody hit a solid base hit through the gap at second and brought in Wes Carswell for the first run of the game. Now, with runners on first and third, Cody would steal for second leaving the runner on third a chance to steal home, putting the Breakers up 2 to 0. The score would stay that way for the rest of the game. Pacific Grove and Greenfield both struggled with their hitting placement throughout the rest of the game with numerous pop-flies that were easily put away by players. In the last inning, Kevin Teskey stepped in to close the game on the pitchers mound for the Breakers. After a throw-down to second from Pacific Grove’s catcher, Daniel Burschnger and a 3,2 strike out by Teskey the Breakers were one out away from another victory. As seemed fitting, PG would end the game on a short fly ball to the Breaker’s first baseman, Conyal Cody, and would continue on their undefeated streak. This Friday the Breakers will carry their win into a home game against Soledad at 4 o’clock. Come out and show your support to our Breakers as they continue forward.
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Breaker Scores: March 14-20 Boys Baseball: Friday-Greenfield; Away Varsity: 11 Breakers, 3 Greefield Wednesday- Greenfield; Home Varsity: 2 Breakers, 0 Greenfield Lacrosse: Tuesday- York; Away Varsity: 10 Breakers, 9 York
JV: 6 Breakers, 3 Aptos Varsity: 4 Breakers, 5 Aptos
Girls Softball: Monday- Vs. North Monterey County; Home Varsity: 3 Breakers, 0 North Monterey County Tuesday- Vs. Soledad; Away Varsity: 17 Breakers, 4 Soledad
Breaker of the Week Victoria Harris Sophomore Varsity Girls’ Softball
Breaker of the Week sponsored by Central Coast Silkscreen & Embroidery 215 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove 831.372.1401
I just finished a lesson with a client on the golf course and we were hitting golf shots to an uphill green. The yardage was 142 yards and my client used a six iron. After three shots, two of them were short in the sand trap and one short to the left. I said to him, “You know, we need some more clubs.” But this was the club he felt good using. The reality was that he needed to go up at least two more. Instead of hitting with his six iron he needed to use his four iron or four hybrid club. The rule is: When you are playing uphill go up at least one or two more clubs to compensate for the incline.
Through the generosity of Richard & Beverly Stillwell, all funds received before April 13, 2013 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000! The goal must be met in order for the pool to be open this summer. Bids have been accepted and the Coastal Commission will review our plans in early April. Collected or pledged: $138,677.12; Matching dollars $26,195.00; Total $164,872.12
Breaker of the Week Chris Clements Junior Varsity Boys Baseball A win and eight strikeouts, putting the Breakers tied with Soledad at the top of the MTAL.
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Does Your Business Have an Estate? Kyle A. Krasa, Esq.
Travis H. Long, CPA
Planning for Each Generation Most people are aware of the fact that they should have a personal estate plan that provides an efficient mechanism for the management of their assets during incapacity and the transfer of their assets upon death. However, entrepreneurs who run their own businesses must seriously consider a business succession plan in addition to a personal estate plan. Owning a private business presents unique challenges that those who work for third parties do not face. At the same time, with proper planning, a private business may also present unique opportunities for transferring wealth to the next generation. Often, the owner of a private business is essential to the operation. The founder might have unique skills, goodwill, or a professional license that cannot easily be transferred or taught to a successor. Upon the death or incapacity of the owner, the same profitable business that the owner’s family relied upon for steady income suddenly falls into chaos. The owner’s family does not have the expertise or the authority to run the business. Key employees may execute their own “plan b” and hang up their own shingles, taking customers/ clients, goodwill, and other resources of the business with them. Furthermore, they likely will become competitors with a head start. Most entrepreneurs do not want to think about the need for business succession planning because they are too busy running the day-to-day operations of the company, working on the vision for the company, do not view their business as an asset, or simply do not want to face their own mortality. Furthermore, developing a comprehensive business succession plan takes a lot of time and requires the business owner to face tough decisions. The best way to start is to identify the most realistic goals of a succession plan. The three most common goals of a business succession plan are (1) owner’s exit strategy; (2) wealth transfer; and (3) business continuity. For some owners, the most important objective is to allow the owner to maintain
Travis on Taxes a stream of income while scaling back on his or her involvement in the business. To achieve this goal, the plan might involve a sale of the business or a transfer of company stock to the owner in exchange for goodwill, expertise, or business secrets. Some owners might be more concerned about transferring wealth to their loved ones (i.e., spouses or children). In this situation, the owner is not concerned about the business continuing after death but rather “harvesting” the company’s assets or wealth for his or her family. Still other owners might view their business as more than just a job or a source of wealth but rather a legacy. They might have an interest in making sure that the business thrives long after their involvement or their death. The plan in this case might focus on identifying key employees who can be groomed to succeed in running the company’s operations and provide a mechanism for the key employees to buy interests in the business from the owner or the owner’s family. Business succession planning often involves the owner’s attorney, accountant, and financial advisor meeting with the family and key employees to identify realistic goals and to develop an appropriate plan. It often takes several months to develop an appropriate plan and the business succession plan will be separate from – and in addition to – a personal estate plan. Although it is a time-consuming process that forces the owner and the owner’s family to face stark realities and choices, a comprehensive business succession plan can protect the owner and his or her family when he or she inevitably is no longer able to run the business. KRASA LAW is located at 704-D Forest Avenue, PG, and Kyle can be reached at 831-920-0205. DISCLAIMER: This article is for general information only. Reading this article does not create an attorney/client relationship. You should consult a qualified attorney licensed to practice law in your community before acting on any of the information presented in this article.
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Part I When a living individual sells a personal residence that results in a gain, many people are familiar with the rules which may allow an exclusion of the taxable gain of up to $250,000 ($500,000 if married filing joint) if the taxpayer lived in the property two out of the last five years as his or her primary residence. In the depressed real estate markets over the past few years, many people have also learned (sometimes to much dismay) that a loss on a personal residence is not deductible. But what happens when a house is sold after someone passes away? The first thing we need to do is determine the cost basis. At the date of death, the cost basis of the property changes to whatever the current fair market value (FMV) is (an appraisal is required - not a market analysis by a real estate agent). If the house is held in joint tenancy or tenancy in common, only the decedent’s share of the home gets a step up (or down) in basis to the current FMV, and the basis for the survivor’s original share does not change. If, however, it is held as community property, the entire interest in the house gets a step in basis to the current FMV. If the property is held “with rights of survivorship” then the house passes immediately to the survivor which in turn inherits the new stepped up (or down) basis of the decedent to add to his or her own basis-in the case of joint tenancy or tenancy in common, or he or she takes the new FMV as the new basis if it was community property. When the property is sold, the survivor reports the sales price less the new basis and selling expenses. If it was sold soon after death, the survivor often realizes a loss due to sales expenses if they got a full step-up in basis (albeit nondeductible if maintained as a personal residence). If the survivor realizes a gain, then, the survivor is eligible for the $250,000 exclusion assuming he or she meets all the normal rules. If it was a spouse that passed away, then the widow or widower would have two years from the date of death to sell the house and still be eligible for the $500,000 exclusion. In two weeks we will discuss the more interesting scenarios that play out when the property is not held “with rights of survivorship” and the property goes to the individual’s estate or trust, such as is often the case at the death of a single individual or the death of the second spouse. Remember, it is always best to seek competent advice as everybody’s tax situation is unique and there are more rules that could affect you than just those mentioned in this article. Prior articles are republished on my website at www.tlongcpa.com/blog IRS Circular 230 Notice: To the extent this article concerns tax matters, it is not intended to be used and cannot be used by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law. Travis H. Long, CPA is located at 706-B Forest Avenue, PG, 93950 and focuses on trust, estate, individual, and business taxation. He can be reached at 831-333-1041.
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Safe Kids Monterey County launches poison prevention campaign
Animated Pill Bottle Introduced to Educate Parents and Caregivers for Poison Prevention Week A new animated pill bottle is being introduced by Safe Kids Monterey County in recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-23. The character is part of a national public awareness campaign, sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation, designed to educate parents and caregivers about the risks of medication-related poisoning to children. More than one million children ages 5 and under are accidentally poisoned each year and 90 percent of accidental poisonings happen in the home. Children are at significantly greater risk than adults for accidental poisoning, because they are smaller, have faster metabolic rates and are less able physically to handle toxic chemicals. In addition, natural curiosity and their desire to put everything in their mouths increase their poisoning risk. In addition, 40 percent of accidental poisonings of children ages 5 and under are from prescription drugs and other medications.
March 17-23 is National Poison Prevention Week, an annual program established by an act of Congress in 1961 to educate parents and caregivers about preventing accidental poisoning. “We have created this new public education campaign to let parents know that proper storage and use of medications is essential to keeping their children safe,” said Dave Crozier, Safe Kids Monterey County coordinator. “Medication-related poisoning is not the only danger to children though; parents and caregivers should also be aware of carbon monoxide risks, the danger of lead poisoning and know what household products present a threat to children.” Safe Kids Monterey County reminds parents to keep the poison control hotline near every telephone and remind anyone taking care of the child to do the same. “Memorize this toll-free number,” Dave Crozier says. “Keep it handy and program it into your cell phone: 800-222-1222.” From anywhere in the United States,
Student massage now available at MPC
Students in the Massage Therapy Skills Lab at Monterey Peninsula College are providing massage to MPC faculty, staff, students, and members of local communities for a reasonable fee. The lab is in session at the college during spring semester in PE 205 Monday evenings 6 - 9 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m. Massage Therapy Skills Lab is part of the school’s massage therapy program, now in its 19th year of offering training for a career in an ancient healing art that helps us deal with the stressful effects of living in our modern world. For more information contact Janet Jacinto at 646-4232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bring your canine companion to Carmel Valley on Sun., March 24 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. for some Tail Wagging Wine Tasting. Small bites from Paradise Catering will be offered during the tasting of wines at the Cima Collina tasting room. Reservations are $25 per person inclusive. Your dog will enjoy complimentary dog biscuits. Dogs will be available for adoption. Reservations can be made by calling 333-0722 or online at www.animalfriendsrescue.org. All proceeds benefit Animal Friends Rescue Project.
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as candy. Children should not think of therapeutic substances as treats. Also, don’t involve children as “helpers” with your medication. They should not remind you to take medicine or bring you water, for example. Discuss these precautions with grandparents and relatives. Grandparents may have medications that can be very dangerous for children, and their homes might not be as well childproofed as yours. • Keep activated charcoal on hand to be used only on the advice of a poison control center or a physician. Ipecac syrup should no longer be used as a home treatment strategy.
this number will connect you to the local poison control center, which offers free, confidential help in English and Spanish. Most poisonings are resolved over the phone. The number works from anywhere in the United States 24 hours a day, 7 days • a week. Safe Kids Monterey County offers these additional tips: • Store medications locked out of children’s sight and reach. Don’t leave medicine in your purse or an unlocked kitchen or bathroom cabinet and don’t put it on a kitchen or bedside table. Never leave medicines or potentially poisonous household products unattended while you are using them and never leave out loose pills. • Be safe when taking or administering medication. Always read labels, follow directions and give medicines to children based on their weights and ages. Only use the dispensers packaged with children’s medications. Avoid confusion by keeping all medicines and potentially poisonous household products in their original packages. • Don’t refer to medicine or vitamins
For more information, call 759-6675 or visit www.usa.safekids.org. Safe Kids Monterey County works to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading killer of children 14 and under. Safe Kids Monterey County is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing accidental injury. Safe Kids Monterey County was founded in 1988 and is led by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.
Acupuncturist offers free health and wellness lecture series
Join Pacific Grove Acupuncture and Pure Herbology as we host our popular Spring into Summer Health and Wellness Free Lecture Series beginning March 16, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. The lectures will continue on April 20, May 25, June 22, and July 20, all at Pacific Grove Acupuncture, 150 15th St. Enjoy body movement, herb workshops, self-hypnosis clinics, and lectures on relief from chronic pain and illness - and obtaining a healthy balance. Featuring Monterey Peninsula practitioners. Free consultations following seminars. Coupons available to all attendees. RSVP Pacific Grove Acupuncture (831) 393-4876. Jacquelyn Van Deusen-Byrd, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. Acupuncturist, Herbalist • www.pacificgroveacupuncture.com
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Modern Health, van Gogh, Ears and Tinnitus Jacquelyn Van Deusen-Byrd, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.
Modern Health on the Monterey Peninsula Our five senses are important to us. They connect us to the amazing world of sound, color, smell, taste, and touch. When we lose one of our senses, we lose a valuable connection to our world. When our sense of hearing is affected by ringing in the ears, called tinnitus, it can be distracting and stressful. Hopefully, we do not react like van Gogh and cut off our ear; it does not stop the ringing. Tinnitus frequently occurs because of damage to the inner ear from sound waves. A sudden loud noise or sustained loud music can damage the delicate balance of the ears, affecting the auditory nerve, and causing ringing in the ear. Tinnitus also commonly occurs due to age-related hearing loss, earwax buildup, Meniere’s disease, stress, chronic illness, blood vessel constriction, and certain medications. Allopathic physicians test for the cause of tinnitus through hearing exams, physical examination of the ear, and occasionally imaging studies. The results can often be idiopathic, unknown, with no identifiable cause for the ringing in your ears. Western treatment includes removal of ear wax, adjusting medications, and addressing blood vessel issues. If there is no available treatment, your allopathic physician may recommend white noise devices as a distraction and masking technique, and counseling to aid you in adjusting to the tinnitus. Over-thecounter supplements for tinnitus include oils, zinc, lipoflavanoids, and gingko. Unfortunately, they frequently do not appear to help. In Traditional Chinese (TCM) and Asian Medicine tinnitus is called “Er Ming”. It is the patient’s constitution and the diagnostic TCM pattern that dictates treatment of tinnitus by acupuncturists and practitioners of TCM. If the pitch and volume of tinnitus is low, the TCM pattern is associated with deficiency. Conversely if the volume and pitch are loud and occur suddenly, the pattern is associated with excess. And yes, tinnitus
can stem from both excess and deficiency in the body. If your tinnitus is loud and high, increasing when you are stressed, angry, or frustrated, it may be an excess pattern of Liver Fire or Liver Yang Rising (the Liver channel is associated with stress and anger). If your tinnitus is a constant low pitch that you can usually ignore, it is a deficiency pattern associated with the Kidneys (the Kidney channel in TCM opens into the ears). If you tend towards chronic phlegm, respiratory conditions, or Meniere’s, the pattern is associated with Spleen deficiency (Spleen deficiency symptoms are characterized by fatigue, loose stools, and feeling weighed-down). As an acupuncturist and herbalist on the Monterey Peninsula, I have frequently treated tinnitus. Tinnitus is surprisingly common among the baby boomers, seniors, military personnel, those in the music industry, and teenagers. I treat tinnitus with a combination of acupuncture, herbs (if appropriate and in consideration of Western medications), and Auricular(Ear) Medicine. The techniques used in acupuncture and Auricular Medicine can release the excess noise and pressure within the inner ear canal; volume and pitch can diminish or temporarily stop during treatment. To relieve tinnitus may take a few treatments, and improvement is readily apparent. It is worthwhile exploring acupuncture, TCM, and Auricular Medicine to see if your tinnitus can be relieved. Join our continuing 2012 Free Fall Lectures series and find out more. Next session is Saturday October 6th from 10:00 am 1:30 pm, at Pacific Grove Acupuncture. PG Acupuncture is located downtown, at 150 15th Street. Mention this article for a 25% discount on treatment, good for March. Jacquelyn Van Deusen-Byrd is an acupuncturist and herbalist. You can reach her at (831) 393-4876 or visit www.pacificgroveacupuncture.com.
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Former internee to speak
Mas Hashimoto, retired teacher and activist, will present a lecture titled “Liberty Lost: Lessons in Loyalty,” at Stevenson School in Pebble Beach on Saturday, March 30. Hashimoto reaches out to over 3,000 students each year, and tells a moving story about his life as a childhood fieldworker and a Japanese-American citizen interned by the U.S. government during World War II. The lecture will be in the Treasure Room at the Rosen Family Student Center
at the school from 11 a.m – 12:30 p.m. and will include a question and answer session. After the session a buffet luncheon will be served. The lecture and lunch are free and open to the public, but reservations are requested by contacting Shinobu Nagashima at firstname.lastname@example.org or 625-8300. Stevenson School is located at 3152 Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach.
Free income tax preparation for seniors available
Alliance on Aging has volunteer tax counselors that can prepare 2012 Federal and California income tax returns at no cost to qualifying seniors. To qualify, seniors must be low income taxpayers who do not receive rental income. The service is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Oldemeyer Senior Center in Seaside. There are no appointments at this location. Tax help is on a first come, first served basis. Seniors should bring 2011 tax returns, Form W-2 “Wage & Tax Statement,” Forms 1099 for such things as dividends, distributions from pensions, annuities, I.R.A., sale of stocks, etc. along with a photo ID and Social Security card. Oldemeyer Center is located at 986 Hilby Avenue in Seaside. To schedule an appointment at one of the Alliance’s other sites, contact Michelle Lopez at 655-4241.
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Meals on Wheels kicks off Mayors for Meals event Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula participated in the national Mayors for Meals event as part of its Women Who Care/Save Our Breakfast spring fund-raising campaign. On March 20 local mayors and city leaders joined Meals on Wheels to end senior hunger by 2020. Participants included: Mayor Jason Burnett, Carmel; Mayor Bill Kampe, Pacific Grove; Vice Mayor Mary Anne Carbone, Sand City; Councilperson Nancy Amadeo, Marina; Councilperson Nancy Selfridge, Monterey; City Manager Dan Dawson, Del Rey Oaks; Mrs. Ralph Rubio, mayor’s spouse, Seaside; Mrs. Sandy Dunn, city manager’s spouse, Seaside. Said Bill Kampe, “It was an eye-opening experience. I encourage our citizens to donate to this cause.” Mayors for Meals is a national campaign held during March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America to raise awareness about senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of local communities. It brings communities together to stand with their local Meals on Wheels organizations in support of MOWAA’s mission to end senior hunger in America by the year 2020. As part of MOWMP’s Spring Campaign, community members are encouraged to take the organization’s pledge. The pledge can be found online at mowwa.org/pledge. Community members may also sign the pledge at the Sally Griffin Active Living Center at 700 Jewell Avenue. The organization will forward pledges to MOWAA. Donations to the Women Who Care / Save Our Breakfast
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Campaign are also welcome. Mayors for Meals offers civic leaders an opportunity to meet senior and disabled constituents in their communities who benefit from the Meals on Wheels Home Delivered Meals program. Participation by city representatives also confirms local advocacy for nutritional programs for the home-bound. According to the recent census, one in five seniors in Monterey County is living in poverty. The participation of civic leaders in 2013 will help to raise awareness about the plight of home-bound adults on the Peninsula. The number of poor seniors living in our communities is growing. Approximately 83 percent of Meals on Wheels’ clients now self-report as low-income. “Last year, Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula made over 58,000 deliveries of 2.5 meals per day, five days a week to 460 seniors and disabled adults,” said Lohr. “We’ve seen the consequences of senior hunger first hand and hope others will join us to address this growing crisis.” Program volunteers deliver nutritious meals to the home-bound elderly across the Monterey Peninsula, helping them remain in their homes and maintain their independence. In their 41-year history, MOWMP has never had a waiting list for services, nor has a client ever been turned away due to financial hardship. Every dollar donated to Women Who Care/Save our Breakfast will save one morning meal for a home-bound adult. For more information please call 375-4454, extension 19.
Preservationists hold annual meeting
The Alliance of Monterey Area Preservationists will hold its annual award presentation and member meeting on Mon., March 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. The award will honor Meg Clovis, Cultural Affairs Manager for Monterey County Parks Dept. Featured speakers will be Julianne Burton-Carvajal and Pat Hathaway, presenting “Time Traveling: Picturing Monterey 100 Years Ago.” AMAP members will be admitted free. Others pay $15. Refreshment will be served. For more information call 646-8142.
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The buzz about bees By Cameron Douglas Busy, industrious, socially complex and life-sustaining are all good descriptions for your average bee, creatures that Earth cannot do without. It is estimated that one third of the human food supply depends on insect pollination. With increased awareness and appreciation bees are now gaining more support from the humans they benefit. Bees are closely related to wasps and ants. There are approximately 20,000 species of bees stemming from seven to nine families. In addition, some nondescript species probably exist. The well-known European honeybee of course produces honey, along with a few other breeds. Bees are found on every continent except Antarctica. Bees feed on nectar for energy and pollen for protein. Their long tongue, called a proboscis, is used to reach the nectar in flowers. Their antennae are almost universally made up of 13 segments in males and 12 in females. Sizes of different species range from 2.1 millimeters to 1.5 inches in length. All bees have two pairs of wings, the back pair being shorter. A few castes have short wings all around that make flight difficult to impossible, but no bees are wingless. Information has come out amid concerns about decreases in bee populations. Some of this decrease is caused by a phenomenon called “colony collapse disorder.” In such instances robber bees will invade the ailing hive. Little is known of what brings this about. However, it is known that some actions by humans are detrimental. In France, a specific pesticide was found to cause neurological problems in bees, and that pesticide was outlawed. Cooperation between growers and nearby beekeepers is the most effective way to prevent bee poisoning. In the U.S., pesticide lists are kept to identify chemicals that pose a threat to bees. These lists are frequently updated as some pesticides are phased out and others are introduced. The lists are available through government agencies. Information is also available to growers on the best ways and times to apply pesticides. Large numbers of dead bees outside the hive is the surest way to tell the bees are being poisoned. Other signs of poisoning can actually be linked to specific chemicals. These signs include: a lack of foraging bees on crops that should be attractive; aggressiveness; stupefaction, jerky, wobbly movement or spinning on the back; abnormal communication dances, fighting or confusion at the hive entrance; inability to fly; poor brood development; abnormal queen behavior or queenless hives. All you need is an average back yard. “There seems to be increased interest in beekeeping as a hobby,” says Robert Roach of the Monterey County Office of the Agricultural Commissioner. “People are even doing it on rooftops in New York City where it’s really not allowed…a sort of urban guerrilla beekeeping.” Cedar Street Times does not advocate such practices. Beekeeping falls under Section 10.08.030 of the Pacific Grove Municipal Code, and a permit is required. Liz Yeoh, PG Animal Control Officer, also recommends checking with neighbors first before going forward with the process. And as with the care of all animals, education and correct methods are very important to prevent accidents. Cindy Walter, co-owner of Passionfish in Pacific Grove, keeps bees at her home in Carmel Valley with husband Ted.
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Science Saturday looks at bees
Cindy’s history with bees dates back to her childhood, when her father had an orchard of fruit trees. “My dad had 15 hives. I grew up with fresh honey.” When Walter found herself recovering at home from foot surgery, she got restless and talked with her husband about bees. “You can do one hive in an average back yard,” says Walter. The hardest part is lifting and moving the hive around, which can involve up to 150 pounds with the weight of the bees and their honey. A mature hive can hold “easily fifty to seventy-five thousand bees,” according to Walter. The hours between harvests aren’t long, she says, as low as one hour a week just to check in and look for signs of mites on the bees. Actual harvesting is another matter taking several days, working half a day at a time. Like farming or working with horses, working with bees is educational. Cooperation with bees – staying clear of their “front porch” and keeping out of their flight paths – evolves into an easy relationship. Walter explains that bees come to recognize their keepers. “They don’t bother you.” What the bees will do is turn the surrounding land into a vibrant, thriving garden. “We saw a huge change in about three months,” says Walter. “Our neighbors’ yards too.” She describes benefits to trees and flowers. Even more interesting are the varieties of honey produced. Different flavors and colors emerge depending on where the bees harvest. Bees exhibit the most complex social behavior next to humans. Bees will swarm when living in overcrowded conditions. Walter says the best action for swarming that she’s found is no action. “Just let them swarm and go off to build a ‘background population.’” In true democratic fashion about half the bees will stay and half will move on to build a new hive. Walter encourages anyone with an interest in beekeeping to contact her mentor, Patrick Adams, a master beekeeper and professor at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose. Learn more at bluemoonbees.com/ or call (408) 674-5996.
The public is invited to drop in any time from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m at the PG Museum of Natural History on Science Saturday on March 30 for fun, science and bees. Attendees will examine bee stingers and wasp nests, taste honey made from different California wildflowers, create beeswax candles to take home and play games about pollination. Dale Hillard, a bee expert from Hillard Hives, will be in attendance to answer questions. The event is free. Call 648-5716 for more information.
Volunteers conducted a count at the Sanctuary this past Sunday (March 10, 2013), and found 4,838 monarchs still there. There was a lot of mating in the Sanctuary for a couple of the warmer days last week, and we hope the weather warms up again so the monarchs will have the ability to mate more, and then leave the Sanctuary soon. At this rate, they may remain in Pacific Grove for another two weeks. Allison Watson Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
The fabled white whales of icy waters, very social and very vocal, will be the features at this month’s meeting of the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Cetacean Society. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 in The Boat Works building at Hopkins Marine Station, across Ocean View Boulevard from the American Tin Cannery, in Pacific Grove. It is free and open to the public. Underwater photographers Art Haseltine and Virginia Bria will show the pictures they took during a recent dive the belugas in the Hudson Bay off Churchill, Canada and talk about the challenges of diving with whales. Haseltine is a marine biologist and long time resident of Carmel. He concentrates his fine-art photography on black-and-white prints of underwater marine life. His work can be seen on www. fotosea.com. Bria is former president of the Northern California Underwater Photographic Society and a resident of Marin County. Her work can be seen at www.bellasirenaimages.com. Despite their relative isolation, several populations of the beluga whales are considered endangered because of pollution in their waters along North America, Russia and Greenland; infectious diseases; and predation, both natural and human. More information about the meeting and program can be found at www.acsmb.org.
Photo by Art Haseltine
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