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Kiosk Fri. May 18

Art Walk in the Woods Canterbury Woods 3-5 PM 657-4193 •

Sat. May 19

Walk of Remembrance The Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village 11:00 am - 4:00pm PG Museum of Natural History

• Sat. May 19

James R. Hughes Award - 10

Heritage Homes - 8

Battle of the Bands - 12

Library’s Birthday 2:30 Cake, Music •

Sat. May 19

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Music from the Heart San Jose Symphonic Choir Benefit for Homeless 7 PM Monterey Conference Center $10-$15 call 831-384-3388x118 •

Sun., May 20

“When the impossible happens, what then?” 1:00 p.m. First Church of Christ, Scientist Parking on Lincoln between 5th & 6th, Carmel For more information please call: 831-624-3631

• Sun., May 20

Building Bridges Spring Dance Concert PG Performing Arts $5 2:00 PM

• Thurs., May 24 Fiesta of Hope Art showcase 5:30 PM Hyatt Regency 831-755-4561

• June 1

Art Walk Downtown Pacific Grove 6-9 PM

• Through June 17

Illustrating Nature 3rd annual exhibit of work by CSU Monterey Bay Science Illustration Program Pacific Grove Museum

May 18-24, 2012

Your Community NEWSpaper

Police Chief Darius Engles will resign July 21 Pacific Grove Police Chief Darius Engles will retire July 21 after nearly six years of heading the department. This time, he hopes to make it stick and is already making plans for his post-retirement. “I’ve never taken more than two weeks off,” he said. “I intend to take at least two months” before making up his mind about other job offers he has had, he said. Engles says he came from a hardworking family. “We worked every day, all day except Sunday,” he said. It has been common to see Engles in his civilian clothes stopping by the station on weekends. Lately, with a shortage of officers, he has been riding patrol.

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The 2012 Royal Court for Feast of Lanterns was introduced at a special event sponsored by Canterbury Woods on May 16. L-R are Princess Ruby, Minhee Cho; Princess Turquoise, Dahyun Lee; Princess Peark, Courtney Lyon; Queen Topaz, Allison Naylor; Princess Amethyst, Ashley Yukihiro; Princess Jade, Hannah Cox; Caroline Gruber, Princess Garnet. Feast of Lanterns is always held the final weekend in July, but there are many public appearances by the Royal Court, representing Pacific Grove, leading up to the Feast. Photo by Peter Mounteer.

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By Marge Ann Jameson

Chief Darius Engles In August, 2009 Engles had tendered his resignation to then-Interim City Manager Charlene Wiseman as it became clear that the City Council would de-fund a major position which had been vacant, that of police detective sergeant. The move reduced the number of sworn officers budgeted to 22.

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Following a lengthy analysis of library operations and visits to other area libraries, an ad hoc committee consisting of Gary Bales, Susan Steele and Hank Heilbron has recommended a series of improvements in the operation of the Pacific Grove Library which will affect the bottom line, and ultimately allow the library to be open five more hours each week. The City Council heard the report at the recent City Council meeting. When those hours might be is still

under discussion and when they will begin – it was initially hoped that would be in July – remains a question, according to Senior Librarian Lisa Maddalena. She told Cedar Street Times that one of the staff members has given notice and that might set the timing back. Staff is leaning toward adding the hours at the beginning of each weekday, tuesday through Saturday, to accommodate Library patrons who have requested earlier hours. Some of the changes recommended by the committee are already under way, she says. Others will take some time or are not

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pENGLES From Page 1 “With all the extra tasks that we have had to take on due to shortages I realized I’m not your guy,” he said at the time. Four of those positions had been vacant for months and years as recruits heard rumors of bankruptcy and reduced benefits and passed by the opportunity to work in America’s Last Hometown. But the new City Manager, Tom Frutchey, then convinced Engles that he was, after all, the guy. Frutchey committed, in discussions with Engles, to filling all the police officer positions allocated by the City Council and to seeking a hiring and budget solution that would ensure the Police Department would not long remain under the allocation of 22 sworn officers. That was then. While the city has had virtually continuous recruitment for police officers, it has remained difficult to maintain the 22 positions. “This latest round of budget cuts had a very familiar feel of what happened in 2009,” said Engles. Budget struggles have gotten worse, if anything, but Chief Engles has sought creative solutions to the problem of protecting the citizens of Pacific Grove. He sought shared services with the City of Carmel, believing at the time that when their thenChief George Rawson retired Engles would be chief of both cities. But Carmel, finding themselves under-staffed, backed away. Mike Calhoun is now Acting Chief of Police for Carmel. Recently, Pacific Grove has hired a Seaside officer under a shared agreement with that City, whereby Seaside continued some benefits and saved Pacific Grove money in the process. And the Pacific Grove City Council just a few weeks ago approved the increase of part-time, temporary officer to be in line with state law, permitting Pacific Grove Police Department to bring on an annuitant from Santa Clara Police Department. Now a shared services agreement with Seaside is under consideration. Seaside and Pacific Grove would share one chief and thus the training and other administrative duties undertaken by the Chief would be performed by Seaside Police Chief Vicki L.H. Myers. Seaside’s City Council approved to pursue a plan at their May 3, 2012 meeting. They affirmed that they didn’t want a combined police/fire chief but want to pursue a shared services model with Pacific Grove. “If this model can come together, why wait?” asked Engles. “This is a new realm of cost efficiency. We need to try this model. The timing is right.” “I’m thankful to have been given the opportunity here in Pacific Grove,” he said. He used a cooperative style of leadership, and his staff say they will miss him sorely. Cdr. John Nyunt said, “He is a great person to work for. He embodies all those great leadership traits. I think the city doesn’t realize what an exceptional person he is, and I have great respect for him.” “Chief Engles is a highly principled leader who never compromises his values. He is keenly interested in the welfare of his employees and the health of the organization,” said Maureen Roddick, PGPOA Secretary. “The Pacific Grove Police Officers’ Association will sorely miss his realistic approaches to problem solving, his honesty, integrity, and his calming nature. Chief Engles has worked tirelessly to strengthen the department to better serve the community,” she added. Engles, 57, was born and raised in Pacific Grove, attending Forest Grove Elementary, Pacific Grove Middle School and Pacific Grove High School. He attended Monterey Peninsula College before transferring to California State University, Sacramento in 1975 where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He was hired in 1977 by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked in patrol, the Special Enforcement Division delta boat patrol and as a Field Training Officer. When Phil Penko became Chief of the Monterey Police Department, he said that his first ride-along as a high school student was with then-officer Engles in Sacramento, and knowing Engles convinced him to pursue a career in law enforcement. Engles returned to Pacific Grove in 1985 and worked in real estate before joining the Pacific Grove Police Department in 1998 at the urging of retired Cdr. Tom Uretsky. He rose through the ranks, serving as corporal, sergeant and commander before being promoted to chief in 2006.Besides police chief duties, Engles served as a representative in groups including Monterey County Executive Committee of the Community Corrections Partnership, Monterey County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, the Monterey Peninsula Special Response Unit, the Monterey County Gang Task Force Steering Committee and the Emergency Communication Users Advisory Committee.

pLIBRARY From Page 1 immediately feasible. The ad hoc committee looked at ways to help Library staff do their job efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible, increasing volunteer hours and changing vendor options, and negotiating better terms with their new book vendor. One unfilled need the committee saw was that of increasing the number of computers available to be used. There are currently 10 computers and they are “used continuously” according to the committee report, with patrons waiting in line. While the library had originally budgeted the computers at $1200 each, it was pointed out by Councilmember Dan Miller that a deluxe set-up could be had for as little as $700 and he suggested revamping the Library’s budget in that area. The committee also suggested that the Library offer more programs for adults. The ratio of juvenile-to-adult programs is currently 6-to-1, while almost 22 percent of Pacific Grove’s population is older than 65, while individuals under 18 make up only 16.5 percent. Collection development and more current technology were also examined,

as was the utilization of the library’s space itself. With more work to be done in many areas, Maddalena said that one recommendation made by the committee – that of using volunteers at the circulation desk – cannot be implemented because Monterey Library, with which Pacific Grove has a reciprocal agreement, will not allow volunteers access to personal information stored on the library’s registration computer. This issue was mentioned as an objection by councilmembers, who pointed out that the personal information consisted of names, addresses and phone numbers (email addresses being optional), information which is available in the telephone directory. The issue came down to having access to what books and materials were being checked out. Councilmembers urged Library staff to examine whether a confidentiality agreement could be signed by potential volunteers, allowing better utilization of volunteer time. The Pacific Grove and Monterey Public Libraries are examining a new integrated library system which will affect many of the suggestions made as well.

Emergency off Pacific Grove

From off Pacific Grove’s coast, the call came in that a free diver (no air tanks) had disappeared from view and the caller was worried. An aerial ladder from the fire department plus another engine, Coast Guard boat, ambulances, Pacific Grove Police, and a State Parks ranger were all at the ready, but the firefighter on the aerial spotted the diver behind a rock and the emergency was called off. Div. Chief Stew Roth of the Fire Department said response was quick and they were reasdy for any outcome. Luckily, it was a good one.

Schools hoping for passage of tax initiative in November By Marge Ann Jameson California’s budget deficit has swelled to an estimated $16 billion, some $7 billion more than had been predicted in January, 2012, forcing the state to make severe cuts to schools and public safety, Gov. Jerry Brown said Saturday, May 12 in a speech to voters. The deficit is about 17 percent of the state’s general fund. The decade-long decline, he said, is a result of the collapse of the housing market and the lingering recession. Tax collections have not come in as high as expected and the economy isn’t growing as fast as economists had hoped. The deficit has also risen because lawsuits and federal requirements have blocked billions of dollars in state cuts, he said. On Monday, May 14 Brown made public is “May revision” and proposed more than $8 billion in cuts to close the ever-increasing state budget deficit. His speech is available as a video online. The May revision asks public employees to take a 5 percent pay cut and seeks cuts to health care and social services. It also takes another $128 million out of our local public schools, bringing the total cuts from county schools to $423 million since 2008, according to Monterey County Office of Education official Marcy McFadden. However, the “austerity budget” would not hit all aspects of government equally. Courts would suffer a one-year budget reduction of $300 million, likely forcing them to raid their $562 million reserve fund. That $300 million would be used by the state in other general fund spending. MediCal, CalWORKS, and IHSS, for example, would also suffer significant cuts. Under Brown’s tax plan, California would temporarily raise the state’s sales tax by a quarter-cent, which is a smaller rate than existed until July 2011. It would increase the income tax on single earners who make $250,000 or more per year and on families making $500,000 or more per year as much as 3 percent. Individuals making below $250,000 and families making below $500,000 will pay no additional

income tax, so the middle class and poor are not directly impacted by the income tax increase, say proponents of the measure. Termed the “Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012,” supporters say the additional revenue would help maintain current funding levels for public schools and colleges and pay for programs that benefit seniors and low-income families. It also would provide local governments with a constitutional guarantee of funding to comply with a new state law that shifts lower-level offenders from state prisons to county jails. If voters support the governor’s tax initiative which will appear in the ballot, education would not see increases but would remain, for all intents and purposes, flat. “It’s a shell game,” said Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Nancy Kotowski. “It will reduce some deferrals, which have been detrimental to many districts” while basically keeping funding at 2011/12 levels, she said. Categorical programs, some mandated and some not, are going to be the hardest hit if there is not some new source of income. “Basically, all the funding for categoricals [what’s left of it after budget cuts] would be put into one pot and the districts would have to decide how to deal with it,” said Kotowski. The governor is expected to propose a contingency plan with a list of unpopular cuts that would kick in automatically if voters reject tax hikes this fall. One plan is to shorten the K-12 school year by up to three weeks over the next few years, if districts can’t negotiate with their unions. There would be higher college tuition fees and reduced funding for courts. We will be looking at the effect of state budget cuts on Monterey Peninsula College, where more than half of collegebound seniors from Pacific Grove High School choose to go. We will also examine an alternative tax plan proposed by Molly Munger, a civil rights attorney from Southern California. Her plan is gaining momentum and is about halfway to certifying enough signatures to put it on the November ballot.


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Click It or Ticket to boost seat belt use – day and night

Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. The 2012 start-of-summer Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 21 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up. Pacific Grove Police Department is joining with other state and local law enforcement officers to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock. Seat belts are the most effective piece of life saving equipment on your car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2010 nationally, 61 percent of the 10,647 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes overnight were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal crash, compared to 42 percent during the daytime hours. “Too many drivers and passengers on the road at night are not wearing their seat belts, and it all too often ends in tragedy,” said Cdr. John Nyunt of Pacific Grove Police. “Our goal is to save more lives, so Pacific Grove Police Department will be out enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.” Seat belt use saves thousands of lives across America each year and Pacific Grove Police Department is helping spread the word. NHTSA statistics show that in 2010 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 12,546 lives nationwide. Yet, too many motorists may need a tough reminder. In 2010, 22,187 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in motor vehicle crashes, according to NHTSA, and 51 percent of them were not wearing seat belts at the time of their fatal crashes. Younger motorists and men are particularly at risk. Data shows that among teen and young adult passenger vehicle occupants in 2010, ages 18-34, who were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, 62 percent were not buckled up at the time of the crash – the highest percentage of any age group. The number jumps to 66 percent when just men in this age group are included. While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs from May 21 through June 3, motorists should know that officers are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round. Total costs of a first-time ticket are at least $142.

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) classes to begin The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program • teaches people disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and • trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members are able to assist their families and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. This training is offered free of charge to citizens who live or work on the Central Coast. All ages are welcome. Young people 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult. The next class starts Saturday May 26 and the 20+ hour training is taught over three Saturdays: Saturday, May 26, June 2, June 9 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Team participation is an optional next step. To enroll send an e-mail to: montereycert@hotmail.com. If you do not have e-mail phone: 646-3416. Monterey CERT is a volunteer organization under the auspices of Monterey Fire Department. The curriculum is in accordance with FEMA guidelines.

Did you notice flags at half staff?

By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as amended (76 Stat. 676), and by Public Law 103 322, as amended (36 U.S.C. 136 137), the President has been authorized and requested to designate May 15 of each year as "Peace Officers Memorial Day" and the week in which it falls as "Police Week." NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2012, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 13 through May 19, 2012, as Police Week. I call upon all Americans to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also call on Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of the other territories subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag at half staff from their homes and businesses on that day. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. BARACK OBAMA 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 311A Forest 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 News: Marge Ann Jameson, Peter Mounteer Contributors: Ben Alexander • Mary Arnold • Guy Chaney • Rabia Erduman • Jon Guthrie • Amy Coale Solis • Rhonda Farrah • Neil Jameson • Taylor Jones • Richard Oh • Katie Shain • Michael Sizemore • Dirrick Williams Advertising: Michael Sizemore Photography: Peter Mounteer Distribution: Kellen Gibbs and Peter Mounteer Website: Harrison Okins

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Cop log Curfew violation with alcohol enhancement

Four juvenile girls were apprehended for curfew violation. One had an open bottle of vodka and all had been drinking.

Drunk and disorderly

A person was found to be intoxicated during a medical check at Country Club Gate.

Vandalism – perp known

A woman on Seaview Ave. reported her side mirror had been broken by her ex boyfriend. A person reported a student she knows from school was seen shaking a stop sign on Hillcrest, and it eventually fell. The reporting party talked to the student. He ran away but the sign was replaced.

Vandalism – perp unknown

A vehicle window was broken sometime in the night on Forest Ave. No suspect. A woman on Presidio said that someone sprayed water on the hood of her car. No evidence was found. Haven’t we heard from this woman before?

Graffiti – perp unknown

Gang graffiti was reported on stop signs and telephone poles on Lobos Ave. No suspects. . .yet.

Attempted burglary – perp unknown

A back window to a business on Sunset was broken but nothing was taken. No suspect.

Vehicle vs. vehicle

Non-injury at Country Club Gate. Two parties backed into each other in front of Rite Aid, but no drugs were involved. Probably just toothpaste or maybe ice cream. They have good ice cream at Rite Aid.

Vehicle vs. vehicle

Non injury, on Lighthouse. Plastic wheel well was damaged, but as they had the same insurance company they all took pictures and went on their way.

Tow truck vs. vehicle

A vehicle was left in a construction zone. The owner is out of the country and probably unaware that the construction began. The vehicle was towed to a parking lot some 100 feet away.

Garbage vs. vehicle

A vehicle was abandoned on Caledonia. It was full of garbage and tools. The interior was all torn up and the rear seat pan was covering the front window. The windows were covered with cardboard. It was towed away. What’s a rear seat pan?

Boyfriend vs. vehicle

A suspicious vehicle was reported on Timber Trail. The sole occupant was a male, who said that the car belonged to a woman who had gone to Savemart. She was contacted and said the guy was her boyfriend. He had two outstanding warrants so he was arrested and the vehicle was towed.

Lost lantern, but not the feast kind

A DeWalt lantern was reported lost during the Good Old Days parade.

Needle, but not the embroidery kind

A person was arrested, booked, and released on citation for possession of a hypodermic syringe.

Pouch, but not the kangaroo kind

A found pouch was turned in. The owner was notified.

Found wallet and music player

A wallet and music player were found on a bench on Lighthouse. There was a business card inside. The business owner said they knew who had lost it and would tell them it was at the police station next time they came in.

Off into the wild blue yonder

A batter powered model airplane flew away on Ocean View Blvd. Though they looked for it for several hours, the reporting parties couldn’t find it.

No hot dogs for you

Someone stole a barbecue grill overnight from a driveway on Pacific Ave.

Hit and run property damage

Someone rearended a legally parked vehicle on 17 Mile Drive and split. No suspects. We don’t repeat reports of sexual violence or domestic violence, mental illness or dementia. We do not report on deaths by natural causes.

Pacific Grove Library’s 104th birthday party See the birthday wish list

The public is invited to a celebration at the Library on Sat., May 19 with music beginning at 2:30 p.m. and birthday cake at 3:30 p.m. Gifts will be opened at 3:45 p.m. If you would like to buy the Library a birthday present, you can drop by the Library to choose a book or DVD from the “Birthday Wish Table” which will be on display throughout the month of May. Many of the items on the “Wish Table” are “on spec” from Book Buyers on Lighthouse, including PBS DVDs and many new travel books that would help update our travel collection. You can also go to the Works Bookstore at 667 Lighthouse Ave. in Pacific Grove to pick from the pre-selected books for the Library or visit the Library’s ongoing Amazon wish list at Amazon.com. For further information, visit the Library’s blog at pglibrary.wordpress.com or call the Library at 831-648-5762.


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High Hats & Parasols Dear Readers: Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in 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 1912.

Should the Grove advertise itself?

Much ado has been made recently about a most simple question. Should Pacific Grove advertise its many values and charms? Well, we should begin by asking another question. Just what are other cities doing? It seems they are all quite busy and accomplishing much. One Arkansas community, for instance, has dedicated itself to the moving pictures industry. Its most recent film, titled Hot Springs, Arkansas, has just been released. That picture may be viewed this weekend at the Colonial Theater. It is guaranteed that scenes from the Hot Springs will never be forgotten, once seen. Should anything less be forthcoming for the Grove? Now, the Grove has the opportunity to advertise on the new, topographic map of the area centered on the Tisdale Weil quadrangle, embracing most of Central California as far north as Sacramento and as far south as Santa Barbara. This map has just been assembled by the United States Geological Survey, and is to be printed on the scale of 1 to 31,00, or about 2 inches to the mile. It is expected to be valuable for irrigation or drainage work as well as for the trepid explorer or the general traveler. The map will be sold by the Director of the Geological Survey assisted by a plethora of auto mobile service stations operators or mercantilists, at a cost of 5¢.1 In spite of the vociferous outcries of the many pecuniary skinflints peculiar to Pacific Grove, our community should appear on this new map. City trustees, let’s get to work!

Gas in your bowels?

Having gas in your stomach and bowels produces all sorts of annoying symptoms which very often become alarming. Excessive nervousness and heart-pressure, difficulty breathing, sighing, thirst, chest pains, emptiness, and gnawing makes it feel as though you have over-eaten. A small quantity of food makes you feel as if you have just left the table, stuffed. Your stomach rumbles excessively and you belch almost constantly. You also suffer headaches and constipation. Rather than going to a doctor, you should consider taking Halmann’s Gas Tablets. These peculiar tablets are sold for 50¢ a box of one dozen and are handled by practically every in-the-know druggist. However you may send 45¢ direct to Halmann’s Pharmacy at 336 Sutter Street, San Francisco. We will rush your gas tablets to you the day after your order is received.

Now showing!

L. S. Sire has announced that the sensational comedienne, Miss May Robson2 will appear in the funniest of all plays, A Night Out. Playing at the Monterey Theater on Friday only, this entertainment comes to us direct from a successful engagement at the famed Bijou Theatre3 in New York. Tickets are on sale at Long & Gretter’s Drug Store and at Culp Brother’s • • •

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Snippets from the area!

Pacific Improvement Co has stoves, grates, and furnaces for sale. Also, bagged Smoky Mountain coal. Let Pacific Improvement Co send you a trial order of fuel. Ask the operator to connect you with Main 723. Join the crowd! Obtain a Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company “talking instrument and service”. Our operators are exceptionally well trained. Remember … every Bell Telephone is the Center of the System! Need rest and relaxation? The Nerve Rest Sanatorium offers the ideal place of respite for mental and nervous cases as well as for those wishing just a little time off. We treat all patients as individual guests and do not lump them all together. Each person receives kind and sympathetic treatment. Magnificent surroundings. Day, week, or monthly fees. Write to the Nerve Rest Sanitarium at Box 5 and ask for rates. The California Section of Household Economics will offer an open house at the Civic Club House on Wednesday afternoon, next, beginning at 2:30. Miss Marion Moyes is down from the State Normal school at San Jose4 for a few days visit between semesters with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Moyes. She brings as her guest Miss Clemo, who is also a Normal student. The Lovers Point committee reported that dahlias have been planted on the Point where the poppies failed to take root and that the Point has again been weeded. It was also reported that benches have been placed along Ocean View avenue and on Central avenue at sites where the street car stops.

And your bill amounts to …

New spring suits and coats! Exclusive models that are of the same incomparable styles you have worn with aplomb in the past. Owing to our splendid connections in New York, we are kept constantly supplied with the very latest fancies in readyfor-service of all sizes and models. A pleasing surprise greets you in the modest prices attached. Exceptional value is shown in novelty suits for $25, tailored dresses for $17, and lingerie waists5 for $1.90. Purchase in San Jose (127 S 1st) or San Francisco (139 Geary) or call Main 153 in Pacific Grove to order by mail. Manufactured at 1261 Broadway, New York. The Los Angeles Tribune, a daily and Sunday newspaper, wants to send you all the news from all over the world. Also … thoroughly reliable market reports. Just $5 per year, delivered by mail. Order at the Pacific Grove Review office. Planning a party or social entertainment? The Pacific Grove Hotel now provides a catering service. Any day of the week, including Sundays and holidays. Complete dinners (minimum service of 21 meals), $1.50 each. Breakfast or lunch, $1 each. Includes beverage, appetizer, and dessert. Contact J. W. Foster, Assistant Manager.

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Author’s Notes

“Map” advertising was quite popular from 1900 until 1970, during the era when a service station employee would rush out to wash your windshield and check your oil. A native of Australia, May Robson moved to the United States in the late 1800s where she would later succeed as a stage actress, film actress, model, voice-overist, vocalist, and playwright. In 1912, however, Miss Robson was stage-acting because she had been unable to find any other job. At age 84, Miss Robson died shortly after starring in her final film, “Joan of Paris.” Formerly a warehouse located on Broadway, the building was converted into the Bijou Theatre in 1878, and then rebuilt in 1883. It became a popular venue for operettas in the 1880s and at times was used as a silent-movie house. The Bijou was demolished in 1915. Now San Jose State University, a “normal” school in 1912 was a teacher’s college. A “lingerie waist” was the Victorian term for a half-body (from bust to butt) corset.

References: Pacific Grove Review, Monterey Daily Cypress, Del Monte Weekly, Salinas Index, Monterey County Post, Bullions’ Grammar (1890).

Seminar on Executor and Trusteeships Hospice Foundation will present two free seminars for the general public about the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of estate executors and trustees on Tuesday, May 22 at the National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street in Salinas, and on Thursday, May 24 at Embassy Suites Hotel, 1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside. Both are from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. The seminars entitled “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Being or Naming an Executor or Trustee” will feature panelists Lisa Horvath, vice president regional trust manager, Santa Barbara Bank and Trust; Jacquie DePetris, Elder Focus fiduciary services, Monterey; attorney Jennifer Walker, Leach & Walker (Seaside program); and attorney Charles DesRoches, Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss (Salinas program). Seating is limited. Call 333-9023 for reservations or go online to www.HospiceGiving.org. About Hospice Foundation: Established in 1997, Hospice Foundation is a local non-profit community philanthropy that raises funds and gives grants to hospice and other end-of-life care non-profit organizations serving Monterey and San Benito counties.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN SUPPORTING... And help me get to Alaska for the Mayor’s Marathon! Hello all, my name is Melissa Karasek and as some may already know I have been teaching dance locally at Robert Down Elementary, the Monterey Youth Center and at our wonderful new ROCKSTAR DANCE STUDIO on Lighthouse, as well as coaching the PGHS BREAKER GIRLS dance team for the past several years after graduating from PG High School. Now, coming up in June I will be tackling a new challenge and running the Mayor’s Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. As a participant in this program, I have a goal to help raise funds to further the LLS’s research and treatment for what is becoming a common health issue in our society today. Leukemia is the number one disease-killer of children under 15 and lymphoma is the leading killer of men and women under 35. With this in mind, I am asking for donations to help me reach my fundraising goal of $5,000. These funds will help benefit so many, and all assistance I receive whether big or small, will help me to make a difference. You can go directly to my Team in Training Fundraising website at http://pages.teamintraining.org/sj/anchor12/ mkarasek or to my mom Deanna Karasek in the Robert Down office. Please feel free to email me with any questions at melissakarasek@aol.com. I am also more than willing to talk to anyone interested in signing up for Team in Training themselves. We will be starting a new season soon and are always looking for new team members! I greatly appreciate all support!! Thank you so much! Melissa Karasek


When “Impossibilities” happen what’s behind it? • Discover the Bible-based Science behind prayer that heals and put it into practice in your own life. • Put the ‘impossible’ under a spiritual microscope and open a world of unseen possibilities.

May 18, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

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Spring Concert

“When the impossible happens, what then?” Sunday, May 20th, 1:00 p.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Parking on Lincoln between 5th and 6th, Carmel For more information please call: 831-624-3631 Jon Benson, a practitioner of Christian Science healing, has served in a wide variety of fields including as the Managing Director of a nonprofit organization providing planning and management facilitation for governments and volunteer organizations in the developing world (including Africa). Now Benson is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, traveling from his home in Los Angeles.

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 & 12th Street, 831-373-4441 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-394-5712

5th graders of the combined Forest Grove Elementary and Robert Down Schools presented their first ever spring concert to enthusiastic parents, faculty and student body (and one newspaper photographer) on Wed., May 16. Orchestra students were under the direction of Debbie Cirimele, while Dave Hoffman led the band students. There were some 50 students in all. A beaming and proud Hoffman, said, “They knew their music and performed an unbelievable two concerts!” Pizza lunch was provided by Music Boosters and Cirimele taught them a song to sing about pizza while they waited in line.

Building Bridges

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

BRITTANY UENO photograhed by Claudia Paul

DIFRANCO DANCEPROJECT

spring dance concert ’12 Sunday, May 20 2:00pm

First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove

at Pacific Grove Middle School Performing Arts Center

Congregation Beth Israel 5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel (831) 624-2015

GENERAL SEATING: $5 at the door

Chabad of Monterey 2707 David Avenue, Pacific Grove (831) 643-2770

- SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE RECREATION DEPARTMENT -

915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875 Worship: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m.


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Middle School musicians sweep Music in the Park Festival

PGMS Advanced Band, Advanced Orchestra, and Jazz Combo under the direction of Ms. Barbara Priest, won top awards with superior ratings at the 2012 Music in the Parks Festival in Santa Cruz. Kevin Zamzow-Pollack was voted best instrumental soloist. PGMS Chorus under the direction of Ms. Denise Hedlind won top awards in their categories. Hannah Cox won the top soloist award. The entire PGMS group also won the Esprit d'Corps Award, voted on by their peers at the festival. “We are so blessed to have a school district, teachers and parents that support youth music in Pacific Grove,” said Music Boosters representative Diane O’Hagan.

PACI FIC GROVE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Friday, June 1 • 6-9 PM

Glenn Gobel Custom Frames 562 Lighthouse Avenue Pacific Grove Travel 593 Lighthouse Avenue Strouse and Strouse Studio Gallery 178 Grand Avenue Barry Marshall Studio 213 Grand Avenue Artisana Gallery 309-A Forest Avenue Sprout Boutique 210 ½ Forest Avenue Sun Studios 208 Forest Avenue Tessuti Zoo 171 Forest Avenue Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History 165 Forest Avenue PG Art Center 568 Lighthouse Avenue

Laura Lockett featured at Pacific Grove Travel

The Pacific Grove Art Center will be open from 7-9 PM.

FREE EVENT • PLENTY OF PARKING

Walk maps available at all locations

831.373.3304 • www. PAC I F I CG ROV E .org

Elections department holds youth poster contest

Monterey County Elections announces “A.I.M. to Vote!”, or “Art Inspires Me to Vote”, an art project where young artists in Monterey County will submit a poster designed in their own creative way to reflect the importance of voting and civic participation. Aimed at first-time and future voters ages 14 to 22, the contest is meant to generate early interest in serving at the polls and to broaden participation in democracy and voting for those 18 and over. The ultimate objective is to inspire people to vote. The idea stems from a similar project held at the State University of New York, College at Fredonia in 2010. The contest is open to residents of Monterey County. All entries must be submitted to the Monterey County Elections Department, 1370-B South Main Street in Salinas, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday June 8, 2012. Judges will select one winning poster from two age categories: 14-18 age group and 19-22 age group. Winners will be announced in July. Selected winners will receive certificates from the Board of Supervisors and the Elections Department along with a gift card to purchase art supplies and continue to motivate young artists. Selected posters will also be used by the Monterey County Elections Department for the November 2012 voter outreach campaign. For more information please visit www.MontereyCountyElections.us, email us at elections@co.monterey.ca.us, or call 831-796-1499.


May 18, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

Mary Arnold

Library News . . . Check it Out! The library staff and I work in tandem to bring you the PG Library News . . Check It Out! This month I interviewed Linda Pagnella, the Library’s Circulation Supervisor. She is a native of Pacific Grove and very proud of it. Linda displays her warm, outgoing personality wherever you see her. Not only does this show at the library but also when Linda is out volunteering. Husband, Jim, says Linda’s middle name is “Volunteer.” Linda’s volunteer services rewarded her with the 2011 James R. Hughes Citizen of the Year Award. She met Jim while taking a speech class at Monterey Peninsula College. They will celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary this May. They have two children, Jimmy and Gina. Linda took Library Technical classes at Hartnell College. The classes offered in her field of study were limited, so it took her a while as she took only one or two classes per year. This was during the time her children were little and in school. They did their homework together. In 1993, Linda had her first job as a Librarian at Robert Down Elementary School. While employed at that school, Linda served four years on the Pacific Grove Library Advisory Board. The time she spent serving on the Library Advisory Board was very important as it gave her insight to the history as well as operational aspects of the library. When she first started with the library in 2001, the library was open 60 hours with a yearly budget of $900,000 to $1 million. With the budget crisis, the funding was cut in half, but everyone has worked hard to operate the library on a limited basis which is very important to the community. Since 2001, Linda has been with the Pacific Grove Public Library serving as a Library Assistant and currently as Circulation Supervisor. She has a staff of 3 fulltime, 4 part-time employees and 15 to 18 volunteers who provide approximately 180 hours of service per month. She oversees materials, filling ‘Holds’ and ‘Requests’, training volunteers, scheduling staff and answering questions. She enjoys her job and everything it entails, but one of her favorite parts is the contact she has with the patrons. She also attends PALS meetings which is a partnership with the Monterey Public Library where they coordinate procedures, policies and fee schedules.

Every Day Used Book Sale

You may or may not already know this, but did you know that the Library has used books on sale every day! You don’t have to wait until the first of the month to find that special book. Remember that every time you buy a used book, you provide the Library with money to purchase new books, CDs, Books on CD, etc. The books are shelved along this side of the Children’s Story Room. If you don’t see them, ask at the Circulation Desk.

Staff Reads

The staff graciously share what they are reading or watching. Here is their list: Lisa Maddalena just finished a teen book, ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green. “One of the best books I’ve read this year, it’s a story about two teenagers, both with cancer, who fall in love. It’s sad and funny and the characters are so wonderful that you don’t want the book to end. I’ve just started a very different teen fantasy, ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ by Laini Taylor. One of the things I like about this book is that it’s set in Prague, where my daughter, Molly is spending her junior semester abroad.” Linda Pagnella says, “It was sad reading, ‘Stolen Life’ by Jaycee Dugard and, “I liked watching, ‘Extremely Loud & Incredible Close’.” Mary Elturk is reading, ‘Paris 1919 : Six Months That Changed the World’ by Margaret MacMillian and DVD, ‘Jeeves & Wooster.’ Erik Thurman: “This month I’m reading, ‘The Wind Through the Keyhole’ by Stephen King.”

Summer Reading Program

This year’s Summer Reading Club, “Dream Big: READ!” begins on Tuesday, May 29. The Library’s Summer Reading Club is open to children ages 2-15. After signing up participants receive a reading log to record books they read (or are read to them), and receive prizes after they have read a certain number of books or pages. Our first Summer Reading Club program features clown and juggler “Daffy Dave’, appearing at the Library on Wednesday, May 30, at 2 p.m. The program is free and recommended for ages 4 and up.

Drawing from Nature workshop

10 am-4 pm, Saturday, June 2 at PG Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove. Youth 10-15 years old invited to discover how to make realistic and beautiful science illustrations. $55; pre-registration required. 6485716, ext. 17. www.pgmuseum.org

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Homelessness on the Peninsula By Erika Fiske He’ll go out the way he came in--standing up Jai and Buddy are quite the pair. Both old, one on oxygen, one having trouble getting up after a cold, wet night--and sometimes falling over as he walks. They’ve been living together by the lake across the street from Window on the Bay for many years. I heard there was an old dog limping around this area that might be put down this week, so I sought him out on this sunny Wednesday morning. I found his owner, Jai, standing by a tall tree--actually leaning into it, as if part of that tree. Jai gave his age as “older than dirt,” but actually he’s 65. From the moment he spoke, I felt I was listening to one of those old wise men high on some secluded mountain range. And standing just a few feet away was Buddy, a 16-year-old Staffordshire American Pitbull. He looked well cared for, although he was tilting a little to one side. Buddy was wearing a nice red coat. As I talked with Jai, Buddy walked and limped back and forth, here and there, looking up at me, looking off at the geese, surveying his kingdom and all its animals. I’m not sure how much he could see. Buddy doesn’t know he’ll be gone tomorrow. He’s going to be put down at a veterinarian’s office, with Jai by his side. “But why?” I asked, remembering a cat I had put down in my arms because of a spinal tumor, and how many years it took me to get over that decision. I tried to talk Jai out of his plans, but he wouldn’t budge. “I was the first thing he saw and I’ll be the last. He falls down now and can’t get up. He can’t see, he can’t hear,” Jai said. “He will go out the way he came in, standing up. I don’t want him to hurt anymore.” And Jai wants the same ending for himself. He would rather move on to another life than go to a nursing home. That’s why there are tanks of oxygen under some nearby Australian Tea trees. He mainly uses the oxygen at night, although he got a little short of breath during our interview. Jai suffers from COPD, he told me, puffing on another cigarette. He also drinks, but it’s the cigarettes that are killing him. That’s what his doctor said. So Jai has made a decision. “I’m going to quit smoking on the 20th,” he said firmly. “My pancreas, my liver and my spleen are all good. It’s just my lungs that are bad.” Jai loves life too much to move on yet. “I’ve got no complaints,” he said. “I live life and I love life.” And he made it clear again, he wants to stay out of nursing homes. “They tried three times to put me in a nursing home, but they wouldn’t take my dog,” he said. Jai will admit in a second that he wouldn’t leave this place anyway. “I’m not homeless. See what I got?” he said, making an expansive movement of his arm to point out all the beauty around him. Nature is his home--the sky, the wind, the clouds, the trees, the water and the wildlife. He’s happy here. “After almost 25 years out on this beach, I’ve seen it all,” he said. Jai tries to spread his wisdom to lost souls who come his way, and there have been many over the years. Whether they’re runaways, alcoholics, sick or just homeless, Jai gives a helping hand. “They can say, ‘When I was cold, he gave me a blanket, and when I was hungry, he made sure I had food’,” Jai said. And he keeps in touch with the many young and old he has helped over the years. He gets emails all the time. How? Well, that’s the interesting part of this story. Jai was in the military and trained on computers for many years. He just decided to walk away from it all one day, and has never regretted it. Although he’s homeless, he has a laptop and Kindle with him, and an iPhone on order. Catching his breath again, Jai went on with his story. He believes it was Agent Orange that destroyed his lungs. He served with the Army in Vietnam when the chemicals were sprayed. Joining the Army was almost a foregone conclusion for Jai. His father was in the military, and Jai was born in Korea. The family lived many places before Jai was drafted and served with Special Forces, Airborne and the Rangers, he said, and as a drill sergeant and a weapons instructor. After the military, he began working with computers in Silicon Valley in the 1980s and had five children along the way. “IBM wanted me in a suit and tie and HP said just come to work, so I went with HP,” he said. And when it comes to computers, “I’ve been there, done that. I was the best,” he said. Jai worked with some of the first computers and became expert at Cobalt, Fortran and Pascal. “Back then we had computers as big as a building,” he said, a touch of fondness in his voice. But Jai doesn’t miss that life. He’s quite happy now leaning on this tree, looking for the next person he might help. And then there’s Buddy, lying in the sun at his feet, eyes closed. “Me and him have been through it all,” Jai said, bending down, rubbing the old dog’s head.

Erica Fiske is a Pacific Grove resident and former journalist. She tasted homelessness herself when, after being an in-home caregiver for years, her patient died and she found herself unable to secure another client. When her landlord raised her rent from $1,800 to $2,500, homelessness was a real spectre. With her background in journalism, Erica became interested in the stories of local homeless people and has written a series. Her stories will appear weekly for the foreseeable future, as there are many, many homeless out there.


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2012 Heritage House Awards showcase Pacific Grove history Preservation

Rehabilitation

Judging Criteria 1. Has the home through repair or alteration preserved those portions or features, which convey its historical, cultural or architectural values ? 2. Do the additions to the home still maintain its historical, cultural or architectural values ? 3. Does the new addition complement the original home in material, form, and detail rather that distracting from the historic property?

888 Maple ----The owners are John and Christine Bertko. The architect was Rick Steres and Mark Peers of Tartan Construction did the work. This 1949 single story Ranch Style Post Adobe was 1450 square feet. Use of heavy timbers, casement windows and other features are in line with the post-adobe style, but it was unusual to have been built in Pacific Grove where most were built over the hill in Carmel and Carmel Valley. This construction was very economical for the time but today it’s extremely challenging to add any electrical or plumbing -- this house was untouched. Rick Steres did the remodel of the kitchen, addition of master suite and the shed behind the garage. Ed Bredthauer’s signature dovecote rest on the roof in two locations. Additional features include a 5,000 gallon cistern and solar panels hidden from the street.

Judging Criteria: • Does the house preserve its original form and materials? • Does the house contain an existing exterior addition or alterations that is 50 years or older but maintains the original building form and materials, or does it contain an addition or alteration that is not substantially visible from the street? The Judges always encourage bringing additional criteria from professional and personal experience to the Secretary of the Interior’s standards. 236 Cedar The Bronze Winner in the “Preservation” category is 238 Cedar Owner Sharon Collier, architect the City of Pacific Grove’s Housing Department, as directed by Julie Uretsky and guided by Michael Groshong and Steve Honegger, A “Vernacular Cottage” with an expanded eave, the reconstruction was performed by Kevin Robinson of K&R Construction. There is one award in the Preservation category -- the Bronze -- but the judges felt so strongly that they pulled an additional home for a Certificate of Merit and the Heritage Board concurred. For a great project which went the extra distance to promote and protect the original dwelling. 141 Caledonia House owner Elizabeth Gordon, architect Poly Osborne and builder Craig Bua have batted a 1,000: In the previous year they garnered a win with 142 19th which is part of the same street-to-street parcel.

238 Spruce – Charlie and Nancy Alvarez own this home. The architect was Ed Bredthauer and the work was done by Tom Long, Hometek Construction. It started as single story bungalow style home. PG carpenter Guy Bailey built it as a spec in 1926, with an addition in 1931. The house was brought forward 20 ft. 3 inches and moved 11 inches eastward while still maintaining the street view which looks the same, but with more interesting color combinations. What we don’t see from the street is the increase to 2500 square feet and the added second floor on the upper left. Proportions are kept in perspective. This project went through severe new found scrutiny to lift and move the structure. Another house was folded in its basement across the town just as 238 Spruce came up for review. Congratulations were given for a successful move.

Non-Residential

To encompass the Christian Church on Central as an entry, the “Commercial” category was renamed “Non-Residential.” Criteria: 1. Does this Non Residential building maintain & preserve the town’s historic fabric ? 2. Does this Non Residential building remodel contribute to its historic setting ? 3. Is this commercial remodel completed in an exemplary manner through historic preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, or adaptive use ? 442 Central, The Christian Church Pastor Dan Paul with the congregation acting as architects and John Otto Construction performing the work. New wiring and plumbing, interior restoration, and significantly what we see on the exterior is new paint, a new roof and the rebuilding of the spire which had been torn down some time ago and was added to the bell tower. The bell itself had been appropriated during WWII for the war effort, and once again a bell rings in the spire. 468 Pine Beacon House William Weeks did the original home. He also did City Hall, the TA Work Building, and the Courthouse in Elko, Nevada.

New Construction

The final category of the evening was “New Construction.” Judging Criteria: • Is this project new or has the majority of the pre-existing structure been demolished ? • Does the new design contribute to and is it compatible to the neighborhood (setting) ? • Does the buildings new construction contribute to and is it compatible with the community of Pacific Grove at large ? The winner was 427 Evergreen Road Steve and Cindy Wasley, owners; Ed Bredthauer, architect; Tom Long, Hometek Construction builder. This Country Farmhouse was designed to house collections of English antique furniture. Interior elements pick up on some of the furniture character, like the paneling in an 18th Century Bench the owners brought back from having lived 30 years in England. They had been house-trading and decided they wanted to retire in Pacific Grove. The house follows the exact existing footprint of the house that was torn down, plus a second floor.


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Arts and Events

Up and Coming Museum of Monterey presents a series of Kids Create summer workshops These lively workshops for children ages 7-12 encourage learning about the visual arts as well as historical traditions. The series will include thoughtful gallery discussions to accompany hands-on arts and crafts projects inspired by the Music, Love & Flowers exhibition, which explores the Monterey Pop Festival through film, music, poetry, photography and art. Kids will use what they have learned through visual observation and a history discussion to sculpt, bead, draw and paint their way to creating groovy works. Kids Create workshops encourage kids to explore a variety of mediums, from paint to charcoal, pencil, pastel, ink, clay, and more. All materials are provided. Kids Create: Clay Art Saturday, May 19, 2012 (12:00-1:30 p.m.) Kids Create: Beaded Macrame Jewelry Saturday, June 16, 2012 (12:00-1:30 p.m.) Kids Create: Psychedelic Posters Saturday, July 28, 2012 (12:00-1:30 p.m.) Fee for each workshop: $10 Register now to reserve a spot by emailing stephanie@montereyhistory.org For further information, please contact Lisa Coscino at 831.372.2608. The Museum of Monterey is located at 5 Custom House Plaza in Monterey.

Legal Notices

The 8th Annual Fiesta of Hope scheduled for Thurs., May 24 Art showcase, sale complement exhibit

Plan to join your colleagues and peers at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey starting at 5:30 PM for the art show and sale. The dinner and keynote speaker start at 7:00 pm This year’s keynote speaker is Jerry Tello. Come to be encouraged, find out the latest changes in mental health services, discover new resources and meet others in our community who share these unique challenges. A wide variety of support services and agencies will be profiled at the exhibit along with an “Art Showcase and Sale” by individuals touched by mental illness in the lobby prior to the dinner. Mr. Tello will be presenting: “La Cultura Cura: Moving Beyond Trauma Informed to Culturally Based Healing Informed Services” during dinner For more information please contact Sarah Mora at 831-755-4561.

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Special Awards announced by Chamber

Seven awards, including the James R. Hughes Citizen of the Year Award, will be presented at the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce Installation of the Board of Directors and Special Awards Presentation on Friday, June 1, at the InterContinental The Clement Hotel on Cannery Row. The event begins with a no-host reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and entertainment at 7 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. For reservations and more information, contact the Chamber office at 373-3304. The Citizen of the Year Award is named for the late Dr. James Hughes, who was a well-known Pacific Grove dentist with a long history of community service as a city councilman, state coastal commissioner, water board member and in many other roles. Here is the list of awards: Public Officials of the Year: Pacific Grove Police Department’s four Reserve Officers . Steve Gorman, Ken Rolle, Mark Young and Larry Esquivel, who are successfully self-employed entrepreneurs donate their time away from their businesses when they can to serve alongside fulltime career Police Officers. They receive California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), including 400 hours of police academy training, to assist fulltime Police Officers in the field, transport prisoners, control traffic, provide security at parades and sporting events, handle evidence and perform other duties as needed. The Reserve Officers often team with fulltime Police Officers as two-person patrol units on some of the busiest shifts. Another important function is transporting prisoners to the Monterey County Jail, which can be very time consuming and allows regular patrol officers to stay on the street. “They are greatly appreciated,” Police Chief Darius Engles said of the four Reserve Officers. “They help us out in tight spots and we are grateful to them.” Career officers and Reverse Officers appreciate each other, the Police Chief said. Esquivel has been a Reserve Officer for 21 years, Rolle 20 years, Young 15 years and Gorman 2½ years. Ambassador of the Year: Donald Whitsett, the Chamber’s most senior Ambassador with over 35 years of offering assistance as an official Chamber

Donald Whitsett representative at grand openings, ribbon cuttings, mixers, special events and other occasions. Good Old Days and the Holiday Parade of Lights are just two examples of when Ambassadors play important roles in making an activity a success. They greet people at functions and help make them feel comfortable and better enjoy their experience, as well as assisting those

who are putting on the event. Whitsett was cited as being dedicated, hardworking and committed to his role as an Ambassador. Entrepreneur of the Year: Carl Alasko, owner of il vecchio Italian restaurant located at 110 Central Ave. The restaurant serves dinner daily, except Monday. After 27 years as a marriage and family therapist, Alasko, who has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, decided to open an Italian restaurant in

Carl Alasko Pacific Grove. To realize his dream, he invested thousands of dollars in renovation and permit costs to transform an empty retail space into his restaurant. The name il vecchio in Italian indicates something old, which reflects the restaurant’s type of cuisine – the traditional way of cooking in Rome and other areas of Central Italy in which all the dishes are made from scratch. The restaurant, which is modeled after an actual restaurant in Rome, became an instant success. Because it is typically very busy on any given night, reservations are recommended. Readers of the Monterey County Weekly this year selected il vecchio as the Best Italian Restaurant. Alasko lived in Italy for 11 years in the 1960s and ’70s and came away with a love for Italian food. His daughter, who came back from Italy, inspired him to open the restaurant. She designed and built the interior space from recycled materials. Rookie of the Year: Joe Cadelago, Government and Community Relations Representative for Waste ManagementCarmel-Marina Corporation. Cadelago, who was hired a year ago by Waste Management, is involved in a wide variety of community activities. He volunteers at Chamber events, offering his assistance in any way that is needed, and is active with the Pacific Grove Rotary Club. He enjoys getting out into the community for various events, such as the annual Good

Joe Cadelago

Old Days celebration, and helping out in many other ways. His office handles requests that are made to Waste Management by community groups for donations and sponsorships.He worked for then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Governor’s Sacramento and San Francisco offices and was involved in Schwarzenegger’s re-election campaign as Political Director for the San Francisco Bay Area. He also handled government affairs for the Building Industry Association in Los Angeles and worked on Meg Whitman’s campaign for Governor as Political Director for the San Francisco Bay Area. Non-Profit of the Year: Pacific Grove Rotary Club. The organization has a rich history of community service involving the donation of money, materials, manpower and expertise since 1948. Rotary President is Nancy Shammas. Projects have included: the Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center, refurbishing the gazebo in Jewell Park, construction and rebuilding of Jewell Park’s Little House, staging of the Good Old Days Parade and dramatic readings for the July 4th celebration, and providing dinners for 30 homeless men in the I-Help project at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church at least once every two months. The Rotary Club provides dictionaries for third grade students, involves high school students in international and community service projects, stages the annual Rotary high school track meet and offers high school students a chance to observe Rotary members at work on Job Sharing Day. In the Smiles for Life program, Dr. Brian Lackey, a dentist, and Dr. Chad Cassidy, an orthodontist, offer their services for free and the Rotary Club pays for materials to provide braces/dental work free to youths who cannot afford it. The Helping Hands program in cooperation with Ace

Nancy Shammas and Henry Nigos Hardware and Canterbury Woods provides minor household repairs for the elderly, and the Camp Royal program sends boys and girls to leadership camp. Volunteer of the Year: Diane Garrison was born and raised in Pacific Grove and returned to her hometown after a 20-year hiatus. Starting as a Chamber volunteer in February 2005, she regularly volunteers at the Chamber office all day on Mondays, Tuesday afternoons and on other days as needed, assisting Chamber members and visitors, as well as volunteering at Chamber events, among them Good Old Days, July 4th celebration and Christmas activities. “I just love helping out anyway I can,” she said. “Pacific Grove is my hometown. Anything I can do for Pacific Grove.” She said she was inspired to become a Chamber volunteer by Judy and Bruce Obbink, who knew that “my heart was in Pacific Grove. . . and they knew how much I love it.” She also is still a Chamber Ambassador and was honored

previously by the Chamber as the Ambassador of the Year. Besides her assistance to the Chamber, she has been involved with several other community organizations.

Diane Garrison Her family has longtime connections to Pacific Grove. Harold Davis, her father, for many years was manager of the downtown Pacific Grove branch of the Bank of America and a volunteer fireman. Citizen of the Year: Dennis Tarmina, a retired title company executive who moved to Pacific Grove in 2002 and became involved in helping to preserve the city’s historical character. Tarmina has served on the Board of the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove since 2004 and was a member of the City Architectural Review Board for five years, three years as chairman. Among his historical preservation projects was helping to replace the old Union Pacific whistle stop passenger train shelter at Asilomar, which had disappeared over the years. He also helped to restore the swan boat that is now on display at Lovers Point. His other restoration project involves the Heritage Society’s restoration of the historic Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast that dates back to 1855. The 10-year lighthouse restoration project involves a group of volunteers, who started work in 2010, with oversight by the Heritage Society. Chamber President Moe Ammar said of the awarding of the Citizen of the Year, “Dennis Tarmina is truly a dedicated servant to the City of Pacific Grove, and the Chamber of Commerce is most pleased to welcome him as a member of the group of Pacific Grove citizens who have received the prestigious James R. Hughes award.” Ammar said Tarmina has given dedicated attention to the history of the community of Pacific Grove.

Dennis Tarmina


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Pacific Grove

Sports and Leisure Ben Alexander

Golf Tips

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

Slicing with your driver When I go to PGA teaching seminars, what we PGA pros chat a lot about is how many people slice the ball with the driver. It’s a national epidemic but understandable as the driver is the longest shaft in the bag, the club that has the least loft. It has 8, 9 or 10 degrees of loft which makes the club tough to control the ball flight. Heres a great tip. Choke down on the grip a little to shorten the length of the shaft. This will shorten the length and almost make your driver hit like your three Hybred club for more accuracy.

By Peter Mounteer Several Saturdays ago, I had the opportunity to play in the May 5th championship game of Quidditch for the Pacific Grove team due to lack of available players. A couple of times a year, the Quidditch teams of Carmel and Pacific Grove High Schools meet for an afternoon and play each other in the game of Quidditch, a sport conceptualized by author J.K. Rowling of the “Harry Potter” book series, and brought to life across the nation on various college and high school campuses. For those who don’t know what Quidditch is, here’s the rundown: each team consists of seven players mounted on broomsticks, each team has one goalkeeper, one seeker, three chasers and two beaters. The chasers handle the ball with which points are scored through raised hoops, a set of three on each end of the field. The job of the keeper is to keep points from being scored in his or her goal. The beaters are responsible for bludgeoning players from the opposing team with “bludgers.” If a chaser is struck by a “bludger” they must drop the ball, and touch the nearest goalpost, while the Seeker spends the majority of time of play hunting down the snitch, an independent player, who, when caught by either Seeker, ends the game, and may determine which team wins. Get it? Oh, and one more thing, all the players are “mounted” on broomsticks, in keeping with the rules of the game in the Harry Potter book and movie series, running around with the broom in between their legs at all times. If it sounds ridiculous, you’re not alone in thinking so. I wrote off joining the Pacific Grove team in high school because I thought it wouldn’t be fun. I couldn’t have been more wrong. As silly as it may seem, it was absolutely the most fun I’ve had in quite a long time, and I’m seriously glad I had the opportunity to play in the championship

May is PGA PRO FREE LESSON MONTH At Pacific Grove Golf Links Free 10-minute lessons Saturdays May 12, 19 & 26 with Joe Reikena 12-2 PM Wednesdays May 16, 23 & 30 Ben Alexander 3:30-5:30 PM Call the Golf Shop for info and to make a reservation 649-5775

game a few weeks ago. I played the role of beater, which, as mentioned before, involves throwing “bludgers” at ball carriers to get the ball to change hands. Don’t be fooled, it takes a certain degree of athleticism and endurance to play, as all the participants except the goalkeepers are essentially running for the entire length of the game, rather like LaCrosse or Soccer, and I experienced two very sore legs for several days afterward. The Pacific Grove and Carmel teams are the only known teams in Monterey County, and were established in 2010 by Erika Lygren of Carmel, then a junior, and Sarah Gordon of Pacific Grove, then a freshman. Gordon and Lygren captain their respective teams, which meet four times a year (thus far) to play the game on various fields. Getting the team established was difficult, according to Gordon, who says she went around the Pacific Grove campus for much of the Fall semester of 2010 and 2011 asking almost everyone if they were interested in forming a Pacific Grove team to play against Carmel’s already established Quidditch team. Most people said no, and Gordon had some 11 players total with which to face Lygren’s team in Carmel. Gordon says that she experienced a considerable amount of self-doubt forming the teams, that during the middle of this year’s school term the team was mostly inactive, as its members started doing other things. A few weeks into the second semester of the year, Gordon says she got serious and began telling people that if they wanted to remain on the team, attendance of all future meetings would be mandatory, and people began showing up again. Of her approach to potential players, Gordon said “I welcome everyone who wants to play, because it’s not very serious, it’s fun and a good way to spend some time. It’s an awesome sport and they [Carmel] are awesome people.” The Pacific Grove and Carmel teams often practice with each other, but also practice independently, doing

drills created by Gorden and Lygren, as well as drawing from the popular internet video sharing site, Youtube, for further Quidditch drills they emulate to improve their gameplay. The teams met each other about three times this year, and held a championship game on Saturday, May 5 at Robert Down Elementary School, which ended with a victory for the Pacific Grove team, the second straight championship win for Pacific Grove since the two teams began playing last year. The equipment, which consists of many broomsticks, several balls, boundary tape, and goalposts, is provided by Carmel’s Lygren. Gordon insisted that those who showed up were “very enthusiastic” to play. She also mentioned that a high level of camaraderie and sportsmanship exists amongst members of both teams. Make no mistake, this is no intense Shoe Game rivalry. For example, after losing the championship game several Saturdays ago, the defeated Carmel team invited the entire Pacific Grove team to R.G. Burgers in Monterey. “There’s no serious rivalry. I think that would turn off a lot of people from playing. Carmel is really nice and they are willing to do anything, they just want to play with us,” Gordon said of the relationship between the two teams. “[Off the field] everyone’s really cool with each other, which I like better because its just more fun.” For next year, Gordon said she was planning on expanding the practice and game schedule, perhaps having one championship game per semester, begin fundraising so Pacific Grove can have its own hoops and team shirts, along with meeting once or twice during the coming summer for another game. If you’re around and you happen to see either of these teams engaging in a practice session, and you know a student or other young person who might need to get out more, consider introducing them to Quidditch, for an occasional afternoon of good, clean, competitive fun. And they don’t have to be students at Hogwart’s.

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Band winners, Mozzo Kush (below) will perform at this year’s Moto GP at Laguna Seca

Photos by Peter Mounteer


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PGHS

Young Writers’ Club Acceptance by Erika McLitus

These fragile, amorous connections all butterflies and string stretched taut over a gaping emotional gulf-string breaking, wings tearing-I can feel the air through the gaps with each heavy sigh laden with its unacceptable truths. But as the night drops its heavy darkness over me, the naked honesty that appears in the moonlight renders my despair irrelevant. I grasp my protests closer to me, like a child seeking comfort, then, reluctantly, I let them go. All these empty denials descend like soap bubbles, beautiful lies that sink, rest, and burst. And as I embrace the transience, as I transcend my panic, I feel the tension lessen as my own hands open, loose string swaying in the breeze, butterflies fluttering between my fingers, happiness falling on my cheeks like a sunbeam.

Letters to the Editor

Cedar Street Times welcomes your letters on subjects of interest to the citizens of Pacific Grove as well as our readers elsewhere. We prefer that letters be on local topics. At present we have not set limits on length though we do reserve the right to edit letters for space constraints, so please be concise. We will contact you to verify authenticity so your email address and/or telephone number must be included as well as your name and city of residence. We will not publish unsigned letters or letters which defame or slander or libel. Cedar Street Times is an adjudicated newspaper published weekly at 306 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Press deadline is Wednesday, noon. The paper is printed on Fri. and is available at various locations throughout the city as well as by e-mail subscription. Marge Ann Jameson, Editor/Publisher Phone 831-324-4742 • Fax 831-324-4745 Email: editor@cedarstreettimes.com

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Letters

Opinion OPEN LETTER Pacific Grove Unified School District Current Budget Conditions With the high level of uncertainty surrounding the budgets of school districts lately, we would like to let parents of the District know a little bit about the current condition of the Pacific Grove Unified School District budget. Despite decreases in Property Tax revenues over the last two years, and increases in enrollment since 2008-09, the District’s budget is in good shape. Because the Board has planned ahead for potential impacts from the never-ending state budget crisis, the District’s reserves are healthy, remaining above 15% since 2009-10. However, because the state is now threatening to make ongoing reductions to our revenue, these reserves may be significantly reduced next year. School districts across the state await the release of the Governor’s May Revision of the state budget for the coming year. Contained in the May Revision will be information on two possible changes that would have a severe impact on our District’s finances. First, the Governor has proposed revising the formula used to fund school districts. If approved, this would eliminate funding for 22 of our educational programs, including: Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), School Safety Grant, 9th Grade Class Size Reduction, K-3 Class Size Reduction, School Improvement Program (SIP), Arts and Music Grant, Adult Education and Deferred Maintenance, among others. The revenue that would be lost to PGUSD if this new formula is implemented is approximately $3.2 million. Second, because of the state’s budgetary imbalance of $15 billion, the Governor is attempting to increase state revenues by placing on the November ballot an initiative to temporarily increase the state sales tax, and increase the personal income tax on top earners by 2%. If the initiative passes, there will be no change to funding for school districts. However, if the initiative fails, school districts will take a financial hit, and are being told to expect a decrease of funding of $455 per student. In our case, with about 2,000 students next year, this would equate to $910,000 in decreased revenues. Once the budget is signed, (hopefully by July 1) the District will have a much better idea of what we are facing for next year. Until then, we are attempting to reduce expenses and increase revenues wherever possible, and to keep our one-time reserves intact. By having healthy reserves in times like these, it gives the District time to react if we were to lose a significant portion of our revenues. Ralph Porras, Superintendent Rick Miller, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services

Give Trader Joe’s their permit Editor:

Trader Joe’s on Forest Ave. is one of my wife’s and my favorite places to shop for groceries. It has a wide and unique selection of food and beverage, friendly personnel, and attracts customers from Carmel, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach and other parts of the Monterey Peninsula area. We frequently meet long-time friends here we seldom see anywhere else. Even the newer Trader Joe’s in Monterey has not reduced the numbers of customers in our PG store by very much. Trader Joe’s hopes to receive a permit as soon as possible to expand into the portion of the building formerly occupied by Blockbusters -- a place just sitting there vacant not selling anything. Trader Joe’s will then have room for more products to sell, and will likely attract even more customers, including more out-of-towners. Result: Increased Revenues for the City of Pacific Grove. I am hoping the City will issue an expansion use permit to Trader Joe’s as soon as possible. It will be a win-win situation for everyone. Bruce Cowan 44-Year Resident of PG

Thanks for the tour

Editor: Letter to Chief Andrew Miller Monterey/Pacific Grove Fire Department Several weeks ago the Pacific Grove fire station graciously allowed two science classes of GATE (Gifted and Talented) students from Robert Down Elementary School to tour the station and receive a lesson on how firefighting utilizes science in public protection. The students had a ball. Your staff, consisting of Capt. Larry Sands, Firefighter Mike Richardson and Engineer Greg Greenlee were wonderful. All three showed extreme professionalism, intelligence and patience with the 35 fourth and fifth graders. I had asked that they emphasize the science aspect of firefighting and they did not disappoint. The three expertly covered the elements of fire, the ability of the protective clothing to shed heat and smoke, and Jaws of Life and how your incredible engines regulate water flow even under extreme conditions. On behalf of the young students and the GATE program of the Pacific Grove School district, I can’t thank you and your outstanding crew enough. To know that such high quality firemen and human beings are serving our community is reassuring to say the least. Please thank your officers again for me. Dr. Todd W. Bliss Robert H. Down Elementary School

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Arts and Events

Up and Coming Historic Park presents Stevenson up close and personal On Saturday, May 19 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Monterey State Historic Park and the Monterey State Historic Park Association will present The Private Life of RLS at the Robert Louis Stevenson House, 530 Houston Street, Monterey. Written by noted Scots mystery writer, Alanna Knight, this performance is directed by local actor Keith Decker who will also portray Robert Louis Stevenson in the play. A second local actor, Laura Akard, will play opposite Decker as Stevenson’s spouse, Fanny Osbourne Stevenson. Audience members are invited to a tea and cookie reception immediately following the play in the Stevenson Garden. A $5.00 donation is requested and seating is limited. For more information, please call Lisa Bradford (831) 649-7109.

Pacific Grove pulls together for March for Babies May 19 Hundreds of people will be at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove to take part in the March for Babies on Sat., May 19. In addition to the 6.25-mile walk, other festivities include kids’ activities, refreshments, music and more. The Pacific Grove March for Babies brings together families, companies and volunteers raising money so that babies have a better chance of being born happy and healthy. Funds raised by March for Babies help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies right here in the Pacific Grove area. March for Babies is the March of Dimes’ premier fundraising event that benefits Pacific Grove babies. March of Dimes is the champion for all babies, those born healthy and those who need help to

survive and thrive. March for Babies is locally sponsored by Sutter Health and Flextronics. Pacific Grove families, companies and volunteers dedicated to giving babies a healthy start are invited to participate. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.; walk starts at 9 a.m. from Lovers Point, 618 Ocean View Blvd. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For more information, call 408260-7629. For the latest resources and information, visit marchforbabies.org or nacersano.org.

Your source for High School,

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop combines “Touch of the Orient” with Grand Opening of new Designer Showcase The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Pacific Grove presents their Touch of the Orient Fundraising Event. They will be offering an eclectic collection of Asian Treasures….Works of Art, Antiques, Furniture, Home Décor, Porcelain, and more! The event will take place Sat. June 16th from 10am – 6pm, and Sun. June 17th from Noon – 4:30pm. At the same time, they will be celebrating the Grand Opening of their new Designer Showcase, a small space adjacent to the shop in the Country Club Gate Mall. It will feature upscale furniture, artwork, carpets, home décor, and more. There will also be some exciting changes coming to the existing shop as well. The generous support of our community has got us where we are today, and because of that, we are growing. Please come by and share in our excitement! The shop is located at 198 Country Club Gate, Pacific Grove. For more information please call Jeanie Gould at ACS Discovery Shop at (831) 372-0866. SHOP. DONATE. VOLUNTEER! Your generosity will help us take the next step in the fight against cancer by supporting research, education, advocacy, and service.

Poem-a-thon Sat., June 9

Calling all poets for an open mike afternoon at the Peace Resource Center. We start at 2:00 pm and continue until we run out of participants. Read your own work or favorites by someone else (limit 40 lines per). Just be sure to tell us who actually wrote it. Read up to four poems at one turn, then sign up to take another turn as many times as you like. Donation = one quarter per poem you read. A $10 donation gets you table space to display your books for sale (not limited to poetry) Bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks to share if you can. Proceeds will be used for building improvement projects. Tell your friends! Peace Resource Center is at 1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside 93955

2nd Annual Oldies But Goodies Party For The Dogs

Fundraiser for Peace of Mind Dog Rescue

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR) is hosting their annual fundraiser on Sunday, June 3rd from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Carmel Mission Inn on Rio Road in Carmel. The event will include food, wine tasting featuring Woodside Vineyards, microbrewed beer, dancing on the sunny garden patio, an Elvis impersonator, a white elephant silent auction, and a raffle. Guests are encouraged to bring a new or slightly used white elephant gift in exchange for a free raffle ticket. “This is sure to be the party of the year that you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets now, before the event is sold out,” Peace of Mind Dog Rescue �Oldies But Goodies Party For The Dogs 2012 Carmel Mission Inn, 3665 Rio Road, Carmel Sunday, June 3, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $50 per person before May 26 , $60 per person after May 26 Tickets can be purchased on-line at: http://www.peaceofminddogrescue.org or send your check payable to: POMDR, PO Box 51554, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. For further information please contact POMDR at 831-718-9122 or email us info@peaceofminddogrescue.org About POMDR: POMDR, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was founded in October 2009 to provide peace of mind to dog guardians by finding new permanent loving homes for dogs whose person can no longer care for them due to illness, death, or other challenging life circumstances, and to relieving the suffering of senior dogs who end up in animal shelters and have a poor chance of getting adopted from the shelter. For more information about volunteering, adopting, or making a donation visit www.peaceofminddogrescue.org or call 831-718-9122.

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New You

Health and Well-Being

Don’t let fear impede your happiness How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you felt unsure, confused, or disempowered, and in spite of those feelings decided to remain there? The pathway toward maturity and the road of responsibility are paved with decisions, as every adult is aware that in life we must sometimes do what we would rather not, in order to obtain the desire(s) of our heart. Sometimes we consciously make choices to endure situations in order to reach greater heights or achieve goals; however, I am not talking about these sorts of challenges. There are times when pain supplants purpose but we remain because __________________ (You fill in the blank). What I am talking about are times when you ask yourself, “Why am I ‘still’ here? Why am I still doing this?” Those times where there were sound reasons to toil and endure, but those reasons have disappeared. Times where “I have to” have become “I neither want nor need to.” In these situations, we say to ourselves, if I hold on things will get better. If I hang out just a bit longer, I will behold the unseen (usually imagined) benefit. It is hard to believe that we actually make choices to live below our abilities, potential, and expectations; and there is a fine line between what we do for love and sound reason and what we do from fear and complacency. Moreover, while our actions are similar, the outcome is usually very different. We have all justified furthering our own stress, unwelcomed thoughts, and feelings of despair – and the truth is, if we do not respond to this angst it becomes anxiety, and before you know it we are living unsure, confused, and disempowered. What would make an able- bodied adult, a person with a sound mind impede his or her own happiness by staying in a place known to be counterproductive? Why do we feel we have to endure stressful people, places, and situations? Why

Dirrick Williams

Principle Living do we punish ourselves by inflicting selfgoverning oppression? Actually, I think I know why. I believe the reason we tolerate things that serve no purpose is that we fear. Meaning for as much as we know what does not work for us, at least in that we know what to expect - even if it means obstructing our own growth. In that regard, it is safer to be fearful unhappy, rather than take a leap of faith towards what “could” be a simpler, more peaceful existence. What would life be like if we did not allow False Evidence to Appear Real (F.E.A.R.)? Fear is to humans what reverse is to an automobile (and many of us wonder why we cannot get ahead), and while not all fear is bad, there is the paralyzing defeatist fear, the kind that retards growth and promotes misery. The kind of fear we do not like, but also do not like to address. We all have the right and responsibility to live purposeful empowered lives, and the idea that fear in any form (i.e. tradition, societal obligation, peer pressure, etc.) should supersede this, is at best, untrue. Tom Hopkins once said; “Do what you fear most and you control fear.” I say, “Do what you love and you disarm fear.” Someone (I cannot recall whom) once said, “If you don’t love it, leave it alone!” When it comes to fear, that paralyzing defeatist kind of fear, we often hear people say, you have to face your fears. I get it. Just the same, I do not look at that way. From a Principle Living perspective, it is not so much about fear as it is about faith. To

think about facing fear is to think about fear. If fear is what you think about, fear is what you will have, and the mind knows no difference between thought and reality. So rather than say face-your-fear, I ask; do you have the faith to be happy? Sometimes, in order to live purposeful and empowered lives, we have to make difficult choices. Sometimes, in order to be “happy” we have to cut the cord, kick’em to the curb, quit, walk away, clean house, make room for better, make our move, split, get on with things, cut the crap, drop the dead weight, stand up, standstill, forget about it, let’em have it (meaning they can keep it), or let’em have it. Relationships, jobs, habits, material objects, ideas, traditions, clothing, and the list goes on. If there is no love in it, if hope has run its course, if it serves no purpose leave it alone. In other words, do you have the courage to be happy? Which of these rules makes more sense? The rule of do all you can to make others happy, or the rule of being happy and sharing your happiness with others? “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it” could mean we are programmed to live with, by, and through fear, so much so that happiness becomes our illusion and fear our reality (Its all that False Evidence Appearing Real). We know happiness is out there, but the sub-routines of our minds prevents us from experiencing it. So rather, than use the worn out saying of face your fears, I ask; do you have the faith to be happy? If happiness is what you think

about, happiness is what you will have. To think about faith toward happiness is to think about happiness, and the mind knows no difference between thought and reality. During these challenging times, it is easy not to make a move and wait for things to get better. This may not be fear – it may be intelligence. In some cases, waiting may be the best solution. You may have to keep that job to pay the bills. You may have to live “in that place” until you can afford to move. It is just as true for me as it is for you, in the name of fairness and growth we will endure the uncomfortable… but compromise should be the exception – not the rule. I do not like the statement “Face your fears.” No matter what it is, I do not believe it is about having the nerve to face your fears, I believe it is about having enough faith to live your life… now. Faith is a statement of trust, and if we would only trust fear would not be a problem. Getting to the next level or place in life is about having enough trust to exercise faith, even faith the size of a mustard seed. Getting to your next place may require a little shifting on your part. A shift from complacency to discovery, from anxious to courageous, from fear to faith, from reverse to drive. Faith and fear have these in common. They are both a matter of perception. They are both in covenant with your future. They cannot equally inhabit the same space. They can be considered opposites. They can be considered equal. They come to whoever thinks of it. They are a matter of choice. The choice is always yours. Pray and meditate daily… it makes a difference. Listen to the Principle Living broadcast, KRXA Radio, 540 AM , 7:00 to 7:30a.m. May 13th, May 27th, June 10th, June 24th. www.pl4life.com

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The Green Page Seal pup count and update Our source for all things seal, Thom Akeman, says he thinks it’s going to be impossible to get an accurate count of harbor seal pups this week because a green tarp across the fence at Hopkins Marine Station makes it difficult to see the animals on the beach, and it seems to be causing some relocation of the seals themselves. “My best guess is that there still are about 30 nursing seal pups on the PG beaches at Hopkins and the spillover birthing area around the bottom of 5th Street,” he said. “That would mean about two-thirds of this year’s baby seals have been weaned and are on their own already. They should all be weaned in about two more weeks and start peaking their heads up at places all along the Monterey/PG/Pebble Beach shoreline.”

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The Resource Conservation District of Monterey County, the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District have partnered to host a ‘Watershed Awareness Day’ on the Carmel River May 20. The free event, designed for all ages, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at deDampierre Park in Carmel Valley. “This is a chance for local folks to pitch in for a few hours to help enhance the beauty and wildlife value of the river at a place where so many people come out to enjoy it every day,” said Paul Robins, Executive Director of the RCDMC. “Here many hands can make light work that can make a big difference; and folks can take what they learn from this experience and apply it on their own places.” Watershed Awareness Day will begin with a brief background on the Carmel River watershed and the importance of maintaining a healthy watershed, presented by professional naturalists and ecolo-

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gists from the host agencies. Participants will then be invited to help plant native trees and shrubs along the riverbank before being led on a short hike along the river. This event coincides with California Watershed Network’s Watershed Awareness Month. Since 2005, throughout the month of May, volunteer community organizations, educators, and other groups are encouraged to promote the importance of watersheds at the grassroots and community levels by organizing and conducting watershed awareness activities. This is the first time the three local agencies have partnered to offer such an event during Watershed Awareness Month. Robins said they hope to make this event an annual event. Anyone interested in attending is asked to register online by visiting www. mprpd.org or call (831) 659-6065. For more information on the California Watershed Network and Watershed Awareness Month, visit www.watershednetwork.org.

Parks classes this week Trail Run Trek (Free)

Beautiful trails await you in this introduction to trail running. Build your skills, strength and endurance, as you get off-road. This is ideal for the novice runner who’s always wanted to hit the dirt. All that is required is that you can run at least 30 minutes. Instructor: Julie Callahan, MPRPD Volunteer Naturalist. Ages 18 and up, Saturdays, May 19 (regular arch run― up to 5 miles), June 16 (Achilles Heel run―up to 6 miles), 8:30 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m. each day, Garland Park Visitor Center, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road, free.

Portraits in the Park

Capture the perfect group photo! Strengthen portraits during family gatherings and picnics or on hikes. This basic class provides an introduction on camera functions and lighting. Simple techniques bolster your ability to direct subjects and eliminate distractions that affect your portrait. Tips work in all weather conditions, with one person or many people. SLR and point-and-shoot cameras acceptable. Instructor: Fred Chamberlain. Ages 15-adult, Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Garland Park Visitor Center, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road, $50 (district resident), $55 (non-district resident).

Flip, Flyin’ Fun: Disc Golf

Fly into the game of Disc Golf! Instead of using clubs and golf balls, throw a disc into a metal basket while traversing a maze of trees and terrain. Join this fast-growing sport that combines hiking and fun! Gain a new awareness of local lands on this outdoor adventure. Fun for families, friends or solo. Equipment provided for use free. Instructor: Anthony DeMers. Ages 8-adult, children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult, Sunday, May 20, 12 noon - 4 p.m., the Cypress Course, Seaside (Gen. Jim Moore Boulevard and 3rd Street), $20 (district resident), $22 (non-district resident). ••• To register online, go to mprpd.org and register with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Walk-in registrations are accepted Tuesday-Friday from 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 strongly recommended. There will be an additional charge of $5 to register on the day of class (space permitting). On-site registration will begin 20 minutes prior to the start of class. All check-in and registration closes 5 minutes before the class begins. For more information, please call Joseph at 372-3196, ext. 102, or send an e-mail to narvaez@mprpd.org.

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