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Kiosk Pacific Grove High School

KNOCKOUT Graduation Edition PaGE 5 •

Famous 4th graders - 11

A little close to home - 20

Art Walk - 12, 13

Fri., May 25 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION • Fri., June 1

Art Walk First Friday Exhibit Opening Pacific Grove Art Center Downtown Pacific Grove 6-9 PM

• Fri. June 1 Sat. June 2

Lecture: The Secret Jews of the American Southwest Congregation Beth Israel Scholar In Residence Programs at Congregation Beth Israel 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel 831-624-2015

May 25- June 1, 2012


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Through a glass greenly

• Sat., June 2

Drawing from Nature Workshop 10 am-4 pm, Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave Youth 10-15 years $55; pre-registration required. 648-5716, ext. 17

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Inside Cop Log.................................3 Food ...............................(dark) Green Page ..........................20 Health & Well-Being ...........14 High Hats & Parasols .............4 The Homeless Stories.............7 Legal Notices.......................14 Peeps ...................................10 Rain Gauge ........................dry Sports ..................................15 Up & Coming ............9, 13, 18

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Council ‘agrees to agree’ – with reservations Work to be done on desal agreement

• Mon., June 11-Sun., July 8

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

Vol. IV, Issue 36

Experts said one safe way to view last weekend’s eeclipse was through a welder’s mask. They didn’t say that the sky would be green, though. Skyler Lewis captured this image of the eclipse using a welder’s mask. There are more pictures by other photographers on page. 8.

Balanced budget meets approval

The city’s budget framework for the coming fiscal year has had its second reading. The budget is balanced, and while it is only a plan and not set in stone, it includes some innovative adjustments and reorganizations which allow the City to add to its reserves while maintaining services such as Adventure Day Camp and the pre-school, subjects of debate at previous council meetings. For example, golf course maintenance workers whose jobs might have been cut are instead to be shared by Public Works. Jobs in some areas have gone to part-time, saving the City the cost of benefits. Public safety – police and fire – still account for more than half of the projected expenditures. There are expected increases in some debt service items and infrastructure improvements, and the budget is predicated on the success of contract negotiations with employee representatives as well as the shared services agreement with the City of Seaside for police chief duties. Quick breakdown: City Council (stipend per member; election costs; membership in MCCVB, LAFCo, FORA, AMBAG and Community Health Services totaling $143,000; broadcast of Council meetings at $25,000 ...................................................................................$370,000 Legal services ...................................................................................$401,000 City Manager/City Clerk/Information Technology.............................................$729,000 Finance./Human Resources/Risk Management ..................................................$891,000 Community Development................................................................................$1,167,000 Police and Disaster Preparedness.....................................................................$5,444,000 Fire and Emergency Medical Services.............................................................$2,855,000 Library ...................................................................................$729,000 Museum ...................................................................................$192,000 Recreation ...................................................................................$336,000 Public Works Operations ................................................................................$1,870,000 Public Works Capital Projects.............................................................................$791,000 City Council Work Plan Contingency .................................................................$155,000

Expenditures and Transfers Subtotal................................. $15,930,000 See BUDGET Page 2

With Robert Huitt and Bill Kampe dissenting – Huitt more vigorously than Kampe – the Pacific Grove City Council “agreed to agree” and initiate a relationship with Nader Agha and his Moss Landing Commercial Park, LLC to provide desalinated water for the Monterey Peninsula. The agreement provides a framework for funding, including limits on amounts, and sets out some protection for the City in the event of lawsuits, regulatory requirements, permits, or any other such expenses which might arise out of the City’s participating in the agreement. Agha has committed to $600,000 for the development of the EIR, permit application, and other efforts. He has written a check to the City in the amount of $10,000 to initiate efforts. Concerns were voiced by several members of the council about how much time the agreement would take away from City Manager Tom Frutchey’s other responsibilities, despite the assurance from Agha that he would pay for staff time. Negotiations over the past two weeks, said Frutchey, have taken about a quarter of his time, but he said that he expects that ratio to go down to about one half hour per work week once the agreement is hammered out. There remain details about indemnification which the Council’s vote requested be worked on by Frutchey with Agha’s attorneys, whereby the City could “bail out” of the agreement without financial loss, and the motion also requested that the participation of other cities be sought. Without naming them, Frutchey advised that other cities are interested in joining the project, with details forthcoming once the Technical Advisory Committee of the Mayors’ JPA has completed its report to the JPA. He said that he has been in contact with other city managers and some councilmembers, and that when the TAC report is complete, there could be other cities joining the agreement.

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Times • May 25, 2012 pBUDGET From Page 1 On the revenue side Taxes ........................................................$12,740,000 Charges for services ...................................$1,920,000 Intergovernmental ......................................$1,275,000 Interest.............................................................$25,000 Shared revenue (golf course) ........................$227,000 Miscellaneous .................................................$87,000 Total .........................................................$16,274,000

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While other councilmembers applauded the budget, Councilmember Dan Miller said he would never vote for a budget that included $15,000 for FORA, the Ft. Ord Reuse authority. Mayor Carmelita Garcia objected to approving a plan based on future negotiations, those with the employee unions and the city of Seaside.

Adult reading program for adults launched

Why should the kids have all the fun? The Pacific Grove Public Library is excited to launch its first ever Summer Reading Program for adults. We hope to combine fun with a reading adventure challenge. The program, Between the Covers, runs June and July with a drawing for a prize of a beautiful gift basket – at our program finale Thursday, July 26. Contact: Denise Sallee, Librarian. Pacific Grove Public Library Phone number: (831) 648-5762 Email address:

Lecture: Secret Jews of the Southwest

Norma Libman, journalist and educator, will speak on The Secret Jews of the American Southwest as part of the Congregation Beth Israel Scholar In Residence Programs. The event will be held at Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road in Carmel. Event dates and times are Friday, June 1, dinner at 6:00 p.m., speaker at 7:00. Short services begin at approximately 7:45; Saturday, June 2, 7:00 pm, dessert buffet, then a Havdalah service. Speaker at approximately 7:30 p.m. Do you have a hidden Jewish past? Have you wondered how your predecessors came to their current religious beliefs? Come and hear how for over 500 years Spanish Jews exiled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition, have kept their Jewish heritage a secret. Over the centuries many have forgotten that their families ever had a Jewish past. But many others have not forgotten. Indeed, they have struggled to retain the memory of their Jewish history and to pass their customs down through the generations. Today there are still a significant number of Christians who know the secret of their Jewish past and strive to retain as many Jewish practices as possible in their lives. In this program Nora Libman will explore the reasons for the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain and how

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those who chose to make open conversions to Christianity but retain their Jewish beliefs in secret managed their lives. Then she will examine the lives of those who came to what was then New Spain and took up life as Christians in the New World, determined to pass their Jewish secret to their children and future generations. She will look at how the descendants of these people live today, why so many think they must still keep their Jewish lives a secret, and what happens to those who decide, finally, to return to the open practice of Judaism. Much of this information is based on personal interviews by Norma Libman of more than 50 individuals or families who are descendants of Spanish Conversos.

Norma Libman has published more than 500 articles in newspapers nationwide and has taught at universities, colleges and workshops around the country and in New Mexico, where she lives. Norma lectures extensively on subjects of Jewish history and culture, particularly the story of the Conversos and Crypto-Jews, who are descendants of the forced converts of the Spanish Inquisition. Norma has degrees in Education and Literature from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Phone 831-624-2015 for more information.

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May 25, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

Fees increasing at MPC as students graduate from Pacific Grove High School

‘New normal’ says Dean Doug Garrison; but Gentrain program stays

By Marge Ann Jameson As education costs for college students continue to rise, students and their parents are examining the benefits of students living at home and attending a community college for the first two years then transferring to four-year colleges later. And with the California State University freezing enrollment, that option becomes more and more viable. More than half of Pacific Grove High School’s college-bound seniors choose to attend Monterey Peninsula College, joining some 16,000 full- and part-time students at the 87-acre campus and satellite campuses in Marina and Seaside. Though the college offers some 71 Associate Degrees, it is primarily the comparatively low cost of tuition at the 112 community colleges like MPC that attracts new students – $36 per credit unit until this summer, when it will increase to $46 per credit unit. It may not end there, as funding from the state continues to drop. Dean Doug Garrison advises that the “high water mark” for state and federal funding was 2008-09, when revenue reached $42.2 million. There have been reductions every year since then. Today it is $36.7 million, a 13 percent loss, and the school is at risk for another cut, down to $34.4 million for the 2012/13 year, a reduction of 18 percent. Coupled with an erosion in buying power, Garrison says Monterey Peninsula College is looking ahead to some more hard conversations about the college’s future. Some of those conversations center on efficiency and collaborative relationships. There will be fewer courses and budgets will be reduced for courses that are retained. Medical benefits for employees have been reduced, along with wages. “Employees gave a wage concession of 2 to 3 percent in 11/12,” Garrison said, and further staff cuts will be made through attrition. Management employment is down 18 percent and faculty at 13 percent. Though it has been reported that the college will phase out the Gentrain program for lifelong learners, Garrison says that is not so. “We are not getting rid of Gentrain,” he repeated. Monterey Peninsula College has one of the highest percentages of students

older than the age of 50 compared to other community colleges. Less than half, or about 35 percent, are fresh from high school. The rest are adults returning to college for retraining and upgrading of skills, adults seeking a degree, and lifelong learners. The state legislature, which sets fees for community colleges, has mandated a format based on relative importance for how many times students can enroll for the same course, whether for credit or not. This has upset many lifelong learners who wish to repeat courses – particularly in the arts – again and again. “One thing we’re looking at is fee-based continuation classes based on ability to pay” for lifelong learners, said Garrison. And the MPC Foundation does provide scholarships for lifelong learners as well as first-time students. Constrained budgets are the “new normal,” he said. “We must operate with less forever more. Even when the economy returns to a growth phase, revenue will still have to be ‘grown.’ Increases in funding will not be automatic.” Garrison, who is retiring soon after six years on the job, is closely watching Gov. Brown’s budget and the prospect of passage of the governor’s tax measure. He’s not overly optimistic about its passage, and says that even if it goes through, the result will be flat for the community college system. “It’s just dodging a bullet,” he says. Garrison brightens when talking about site improvements for the college under a bond measure passed years ago. He is proud that the restricted funds, which cannot be spent for classroom instruction, have been used to serve even more bilingual students, particularly in Seaside and Marina. The gateway center at Marina is more physically accessible and less intimidating than the main college campus, he says, where some 50 years of deferred maintenance is being performed as well as improvements in the theater, the gym, life science classrooms and student services. Programs for safety officers are popular at the satellite campuses. Legislators will have a small window, between June 5 and June 25, during which to complete the budget for the next fiscal year, now that they are under legal mandate to do so. The budget in January showed a $9 billion deficit, but is now up to $16 billion as of the governor’s May Revision.

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Cop log False alarms: Looks like an epidemic

Alarm owners: Be aware that you need to register your alarms. And for Pete’s sake, use them correctly! Every time an alarm goes off it takes two officers out of commission. 5/12/12 Spruce Ave. Jewell Ave. Ocean View Blvd. 5/13/12 Asilomar Blvd. 5/14/12 Surf Ave. Lighthouse Ave. 19th Street 5/15/12 Lighthouse Ave. Central Ave. Egan Ave. 5/16/12 Forest Ave. 5/17/23 Ocean View Blvd.

Just following the dotted line

Christopher Joseph Moulton was observed straddling lanes and was pulled over. He “displayed objective symptoms of intoxication.” Yup. Tested at .208% blood alcohol at the scene. He was booked and later released to a responsible party.

Lost and Found

Military ID: Presidio police advised. Bracelet found April 6 but finder went out of town. She wants the bracelet if no one claims it. Drivers license found on Lighthouse: Owner is from outside the area, but her husband was contacted. The driver’s license has been returned. A debit card was found on Spruce Ave. It was returned to the owner. Headphones were left in a store and the storekeeper turned them in. A suspicious package near the mailboxes on Pine Ave. between 19th and Park St. turned out to be a duffle bag fill of clothes. There was no identification and no indication if the clothes were clean or dirty or what size they are.

Lost but not found

A cell phone was lost at Good Old Days A wallet was lost and owner requests to be notified if it’s turned in.

Minor accidents

On Patterson Lane, a man and woman bumped fenders. While they were exchanging information, the woman’s passenger husband became argumentative but it escalated no further. On Eardley Ave., a driver reported bumping another vehicle’s mirror. She pulled over but the “victim” didn’t. A bicyclist swerved to avoid getting squashed by a car and ran into a parked car, causing minor damage to the bumper. A garbage truck cut a corner too closely and clipped a parked vehicle.

Unreasonably loud family members

On Melton Place, there was a report of a loud dispute between an ex boyfriend and his ex girlfriend’s family.

Unreasonably loud neighbor

A person on Presidio was using a tractor in his back yard and his neighbor hollered at him about it in front of his family. The tractor person didn’t want the neighbor to be contacted, he just wanted to know if he was within his rights to use the tractor on a weekend day.

Trespassing kitty

A kitty showed up on the reporting party’s property on 17 Mile Drive. While it appeared to be well groomed, it was skinny. Animal Control Officer put a collar and a note on it and sure enough, the owner called – they’d just moved to the area and the kitty, an elderly male, was out exploring. The owner was advised to put tags on it.

Stolen or lost

The rear plate to a car was either lost or stolen. The reporting party, whose mother was the victim, was advised to have his mother come by the station and make a report.

Tires slashed

A woman reported that her front tires were slashed on Central Ave.

Baby eats pill

An 8 month-old baby ingested an unknown pill. Later the baby’s grandfather admitted that he illegally possessed the pill and that it probably fell into the baby’s crib when he leaned over to put the baby in the crib. Investigation into willful cruelty being conducted by Child Protective Services.


A woman reported that someone put a metal object into her home’s gas line in order to make the gas leak. It has since been repaired.

Loaded, loaded BB Gun

Diego Sandoval-Garcia was pulled over for a traffic violation and was found to be in possession ot a loaded BB gun plus marijuana. He was booked and cited.

We don’t repeat reports of sexual violence or domestic violence, mental illness or dementia. We do not report on deaths by natural causes.


Times • May 25, 2012

Jon Guthrie

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

Presidio troops on edge


The News … from 1912.

Troops at the Presidio of Monterey are on the sharpest of edges, and justly so. Trouble is afoot in England that may spill over into the United States. As significant of the intention of the British government to use drastic measures in case the striking coal miners refuse to accept the minimum wage offering at next week’s conference between them and the mine owners, the 93rd Highlanders1 have been ordered to put themselves at the ready and proceed to Fort George. The Highlanders have proclaimed themselves prepared to go anywhere at a moment’s notice. Similar orders have been given to other regiments stationed in various parts of the Kingdom. In the United States, word has it that our own coal miners are preparing to go out on supporting strike if the British strike is decreed. Such a move would doubtless involve moving troops into coal mining country, such as in the south of Monterey County.

Mayor Smith unjustly accused

It was said by one who has wasted much valuable(?) time researching the records that our candidate for Mayor, E. C. Smith, is not a strong candidate and that he should be removed from the ballot. Alleged figures were presented as if to prove Mr. Smith’s weakness. In April, 1902, Smith was first elected a trustee. Smith earned 113 votes to 104 for Mr. J. H. Osborne, which gave Smith a majority. In 1908, Smith was again elected, but he then had only two more votes that his opponent, Mr. Rusker. The Review desires to call the attention of Mayor Smith’s critic to the fact that if he follows the same line of argument followed in trustee elections he will prove to be dead wrong. Mr. Smith made an excellent Trustee. Too, conditions have greatly changed since that first election in 1902. Smith has always been on the side of the people and is always willing to accede to their wishes in matters concerning community welfare. Also, there is the matter of money. If Candidate Smith’s wishes had been carried out by the board of trustees, Pacific Grove would have been several thousand dollars less in debt than at present, and the burden of taxation would have thus been reduced. This fact alone will prompt many Grovians to vote for Smith in the coming election and his majority will be so large that there will be no further question as to his popularity as a city official. The Pacific Grove Review endorses E. C. Smith for mayor.

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Wood Bros Meats is offering whole chickens, cleaned and gutted and ready for the pot, for 15¢ a pound. Strengthen your financial holdings. I am offering one share of Standard Oil Company 3 stock for the bargain price of $6,000. Price slightly negotiable. Pay or make offer at the Pacific Grove Review office. A profitable business located on Lighthouse avenue is for sale. At $2,000, this is a real deal if taken soon. Please inquire at the Daily Review office.

Author’s Notes

Dubbed “The Thin Red Line”, the 93rd was famed for the Battle of Balaklava and notorious for the murder of more than 2,000 Indian partisans. The threat of its use against the coal miners was probably for publicity. However, trouble between the British government and the coal miners continued until the 1980s. No US troops were ever involved. 2 Passengerman was an early 1900s term for ticket agent. 3 Just a few months earlier, the Supreme Court had judged the Standard Oil Company, which controlled 85 percent of the world’s petroleum businesses, to be monopolistic and had ordered its breakup into 34 separate companies, including Mobil and Exxon. Most Standard Oil Company stock, however, was held “in trust” by a conglomerate of nine families headed by the Rockefellers. This single share might have been a “gift” to someone of importance to the oil company. Perhaps, in 1912, this individual was attempting to “unload” the stock before the breakup. References: Pacific Grove Review, Monterey Daily Cypress, Del Monte Weekly, Salinas Index, Monterey County Post, Bullions’ Grammar (1890).

Art in the service of science

Science illustration students exhibit work

Electric massage can help!

A famed, California physician recently invented a new sort of massaging machine that is being adopted by thousands of other doctors and health professionals around the country. Called the Electric Vibrator Massage Unit, this machine can render relief to sore muscles almost instantly. To use, a medicated, heated cloth is placed on the skin. The clinician then holds the vibrator with both hands and guides it over the clothed portion of the body in small circles. After a few minutes, the cloth is removed, reheated, placed in another position, and the procedure is repeated. Much good is accomplished for skin and the internal organs as well as sore or stiff muscles. The bone structure is also aided. This procedure is especially suggested as valuable for females.

Move to Work Building

Mr. J. K. Paul has rented the store space in the T. A. Work building at the corner of Lighthouse and Grand avenues. Mr. Paul intended to move his large stock of furniture and carpets to his new location within a few days. He will construct a gallery at the end of the store to give additional room and will finish the basement for use as a store room for certain lines of goods. Mr. Paul also intends to move his undertaking parlor and funerary services into the store on Grand avenue now occupied by Sprague & Doane Paint Shop.

Caddies wanted

Manager H. R. Warner of the Hotel Del Monte is seeking to employ caddies for the Del Monte golf course. His ad appears in another column of this issue of the Pacific Grove Review. This offers a fine opportunity to earn good money and the positions should be quickly filled with active, stylish, older boys and young men. Some knowledge of the game of golf is required. Training will be provided. Applications should be made at once, but Mr. Warner does not wish applications from school-age boys without a note of written permission from the boy’s parents. • •

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Snippets from the area. . .

A reminder! The Pacific Grove Athletic Association meets regularly on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings begin at 5:30. Refreshments served. Visitors welcomed. Jay Nash, president. Margaret Searle, secretary-treasurer. Wanted! Young men or boys to serve as Caddies at the Del Monte golf course. Must have bow tie and cap. See Manager H. R. Warner, who intends on making this course the finest in California. School-age boys must bring written evidence of parents’ approval. A handsome, daily wage is paid, plus tips. Mr. E. B. Rich has announced his plans to ask the Grove’s Board of Trustees to appoint him to the position of city marshal and tax collector. Mr. E. Shillingsburg, District Passenger Agent for the Southern Pacific, has received the schedules and rates of fare for this summer’s excursion tours. An inquiry addressed to him will be given prompt attention by an experienced passengerman2 and bring to your home by mail all the information you desire about any trip. Mrs. M. Callie Armstrong has recently returned from Chicago where she studied massage and use of the Electric Vibrator Massage Unit. Mrs. Armstrong is now open for business in Pacific Grove. Her clinic is located at 209B Forest avenue where she also specializes in medicated baths. She is a trained nurse. Check with your own doctor. These gentlemen are certain to recommend Mrs. Armstrong.

And your bill amounts to …

Western Tiger Swallowtail by Jillian Walters If you’ve ever wondered about the artwork that illustrates science textbooks, field guides, and interpretive signs in parks and nature preserves, you have the opportunity to learn about it at an exhibit in Pacific Grove. Illustrating Nature, the third annual exhibit of work by students in the CSU Monterey Bay Science Illustration Program, will be on display at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History through June 17. The museum is located at 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. The 63 illustrations and several field sketches in the exhibit depict subjects ranging from tiny birds called fairy wrens to tiger swallowtail butterflies using media including pen and ink, scratchboard, colored pencil, watercolor, gouache, acrylic and digital media. Several instructional workshops for adults and children will be held in conjunction with the exhibit. In 2009, the science illustration program relocated from UC Santa

Fairywrens by Katie Bertsche Cruz Extension to CSUMB. One of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the nation, it prepares students who are sought after by scientific institutions and publications around the world. Graduates are working at the Smithsonian Institution; New York’s American Museum of Natural History; the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History; the Monterey Bay Aquarium; and National Geographic, Scientific American and Nature magazines. “We’re excited to continue a tradition of partnership with a local natural history museum,” said Ann Caudle, program director. “After a rewarding 20-year relationship with the museum in Santa Cruz, we are happy to be collaborating with the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History.” Museum hours are 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. More information about the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is available here:

May 25, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

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Graduation Edition

M AY 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

S ENIOR S CHOLARSHIPS This year more than fifty seniors received scholarships. This money will help them pay for their future educaThis year than fifty seniors received scholarships. This money help them pay for their future educa-tion. tion. Heremore are the names of the seniors who received scholarships andwill their awards. Asahara, Chiaki

Asahara, Chiaki

Bindel, Sergio Bindel, Sergio

Here are the names of the seniors who received scholarships and their awards.

PG Student Loan

PG Student Loan

Ruth R. Young Scholarship Fund

Ruth R. Young Scholarship Fund

Bursch, Robyn Bursch, Robyn

PGHS's Alumni Alumni Association Association Annual Annual Scholarship Scholarship Award PGHS’s Award

Callahan, Callahan, Lauren Lauren

John Baker Baker Memorial Memorial Scholarship Scholarship (Rotary) John (Rotary) New NewMillenium MilleniumScholarship Scholarship

Chisman, Tyler Tyler Chisman,

Ruth Ruth R. R.Young YoungScholarship ScholarshipFund Fund

Cho, Michael Cho, Michael

Frank Frank Moore Moore Scholarship Scholarship

Consiglio, Lillian Consiglio, Lillian

Pacific Grove Masonic Lodge #331

Pacific Grove Masonic Lodge #331

Sons of Italy #2003

Sons of Italy #2003

The Riley Eagle McDowell Scholarship for Leadership and Academic Excellence

The Riley Eagle McDowell Scholarship for Leadership and Academic Excellence

D’Angelo, Claire

Edward Doolittle Memorial Scholarship

Dewitt, Jordan

Pacific Grove Teacher’s Association Scholarship

Dykman, Lauren

National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student

D'Angelo, Claire

Edward Doolittle Memorial Scholarship

PGHS P.T.A. Four Year College PGHS’s Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Award Fenstermaker, Isabella Class of 1956 Gilchrist, Callum

Harriet E. Schaufele Holland Memorial Scholarship National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student

Giovinazzo, Daniel

Pacific Grove Masonic Lodge #331 Quail Men’s Club Scholarship


Hautau, Mele

Times • May 25, 2012 First United Methodist Church John Baker Memorial Scholarship (Rotary) Kiwanis Club of Pacific Grove, Phyllis Haugh Memorial Scholarship

Ilagan, Cyril

California School Employees Association Pacific Grove Chapter #229 PGHS Alumni Association, Don Harlan Scholarship

Jones, Taylor

Candia Colangelo Memorial Award PGTA/Jesse Bray Scholarship

Johnson, Matthew

National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student PGHS Scholarship

Kang, Seo

Granite Construction Incorporated

Kerrigan-Prew, Jackie

PGHS Alumni Association, Bob Hoag Scholarship

Kim, Hana

AT&T Pebble Beach Junior Golf Association National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist

Kim, Sun Joo (Julie)

Valedictorian First United Methodist Church Future Teacher Scholarship National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student PGHS Alumni Association, Music Scholarship PGHS Music Boosters Yellow Brick Road Scholarship Kim-Sanders, Jamin Emma Carter Memorial Scholarship Kushner, Roxy Harless Sarment Pacific Grove Rotary Club Scholarship

Laiolo, George

California School Employees Association Pacific Grove Chapter #229 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student Sons of Italy #2003

Lee, Cody

Kiwanis Club of Pacific Grove, Cory Heitz “Big Heart” Memorial Scholarship

Lewis, William (Skyler) National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student PGHS’s Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Award Tzu Chi Foundation Little, Danielle

James Bliss & Annette Sward Forestry & Nursing Scholarship

Liu, James

Pacific Grove Masonic Lodge #331 The Riley Eagle McDowell Scholarship for Leadership and Academic Excellence

Long, Emily

Salutatorian Church of the Wayfarer Scholarship First United Methodist Church Monterey County Association of Realtors Scholarship PGHS P.T.A. Community Service Scholarship PGHS’s Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Award Yellow Brick Road Scholarship

Long, Rebecca

PGHS Alumni Association, Class of 1952 Remembers

Lundquist, Kyle

Ruth R. Young Scholarship Fund

McClenaghan, Cassie

PGHS Alumni Association, Maude Marian Smith Scholarship

May 25, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

Milar, Kory

Times• Page 7

Emma Carter Memorial Scholarship National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student

Morin, Lindsey

Baskin, Martin & Gladys H. Memorial Scholarship

Odell, Aubrie

California School Employees Association Pacific Grove Chapter #229 Pacific Grove Masonic Lodge #331 PGHS Alumni Association, Ada Eleanor Smith Scholarship PGHS P.T.A. Four Year College

Oh, Chang Yoon(David) PGHS’s Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Award Orozco, Jennifer

California School Employees Association Pacific Grove Chapter #229 Ruth R. Young Scholarship Fund

Paddock, Colleen

Edward Doolittle Memorial Scholarship Gina & Kim Weston Photography Scholarship

Pieroni, Morganne

Morris Dill Tennis Scholarship

Reeves, Casey

Class of 1956

Ross, Krista

PGHS’s Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Award

Shen, Hsinyi (Cindy)

C.L. & Mary Dean Kier Scholarship

Shih, Meagan

PGHS Scholarship

Shifflet, Emily

Frank Moore Scholarship

Shrader, Sage

MPC High School Scholarship

Smith, Brent

First United Methodist Church Pacific Grove Rotary Club Scholarship

Smith, Ellis

Kiwanis Club of Pacific Grove, Francis & Myrtle Avakian Scholarship Matsui Scholarship Voice of Democracy National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

Smith, Jessie

CSUMB Pay It Forward

Sohle, Corinne

Baskin, Martin & Gladys H. Memorial Scholarship PG Pride Richard Chamberlin Memorial Scholarship

Taschner, Christina

PGHS Alumni Association, Olive Dean Hyler Culinary Scholarship

Vastola, Marie

Baskin, Martin & Gladys H. Memorial Scholarship Daughters of the American Revolution, Good Citizen Award

Wang, Eugenia

Edward Doolittle Memorial Scholarship National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student Youn, Hayoung Church of the Wayfarer Scholarship PGHS Music Boosters

Zischke, Kevin

Morris Dill Tennis Scholarship

Valedictorian Julie Kim will be attending Duke University in the fall and Salutatorian Emily Long will be attending Scripps College.


Times • May 25, 2012

How did you view the eclipse? Photos of the 100-year annular eclipse which took place last weekend are as varied as the methods people use to view it. Once in a lifetime (or two) the moon obscures the sun, after a perigee moon, and creates a “ring of fire:” view of the star for some latitudes. Here in Pacific Grove, we watched and saw a striking crescent, but not the ring of fire. Below, Joey the dog is impressed by the projection his buddy, George Herbert, made on the carpet using a pair of binoculars. That’s George’s silhouette in the picture below Joey’s,

Above and left: As the exclipse reached its fullest, about 6:30 p.m., fog and clouds began to roll in. Don Mothershead (above) and Bob Pacelli (left) caught the impression. When the moon began to move and the sun became full again, the clouds went away, too.

At left, a member of the Moonalice jam band (you saw them at good Old Days and will see them again in Pacific Grove) took a photo using a welder’s mask. At left, below, is another photo Skyler Lewis took through a similar welder’s mask and right, Addison Miller spoting said welder’s mask. Below, right, Shirley Daniels (former owner of Daniels’ Corner Store in Del Monte Park) used a pinhole camera, as we did, to project the image on a sheet. Not as striking, but we were happy as was Shirley (now living in Henderson, NV). We projected the image on a poster back on the tailgate of the car. Who says citizen scientists don’t have a good time?

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Arts and Events

Up and Coming Museum Summer Camp Registration Now Open Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History announces that they are now taking registration for three age-specific sections of Summer Day Camps. The camps being offered this year are as follows:

Pre-School Camp, July 9-13, 9am-1pm daily

This camp will have your little ones exploring their natural world. Campers will learn about local plants and animals through stories, crafts, and hands-on explorations. $200 for the 5-day session. Ages 4-6.

Art & Nature Camp, July 16-20, 9am-3pm daily

This camp will explore the art in nature. Campers will explore ways they can utilize nature to make art in natural dying, drawing with squid ink, and finding Fibonacci number sequence in the oddest of places. $200 for the 5-day session. Ages 7-10.

Food Frenzy Camp, July 23-27, 9am-3pm daily

This camp is just what it sounds like. Campers will dive into the science and culture of food. We will look at the chemistry of baking, play with molecular gastronomy and get down and dirty with the science and culture surrounding local fisheries. $200 for the 5-day session. Ages 11-13. For more information on summer camps, please contact Annie Holdren at, phone: 831-648-5716, ext. 17 or Ann Wasser at, phone 831-648-5716, ext. 14

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.

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 mkarasek or to my mom Deanna Karasek in the Robert Down office. Please feel free to email me with any questions at 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

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: 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 For further information, please contact Lisa Coscino at 831.372.2608. The Museum of Monterey is located at 5 Custom House Plaza in Monterey.

MoM Collaborative Film series: ‘9 Films Marking 1967’ The Monterey County Film Commission, in collaboration with the Museum of Monterey (MoM), is starting a new monthly film series entitled “9 Films Marking 1967” which will present vintage films that were in theaters that year, in a time of evolving youth culture and events that changed the world. The film series is held in conjunction with the Museum of Monterey’s 2012 exhibition “Music, Love and Flowers: Youth & Culture Monterey 1967 & Now.” The museum exhibit reflects how the events of 1967 set the stage for the Monterey Pop Festival amid world events from riots in Detroit to the Vietnam War and to Communist China’s H-bomb testing. The movies and music provided escapes from the frightening realities of that time. The “9 Films Marking 1967” screenings will take place once a month on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons. On Friday nights the museum will remain open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and visitors will enjoy a no-host bar, music and all museum first floor exhibits. Film screenings will begin at 7 p.m. On Saturdays the screenings will begin at 2 p.m. Admission to the film is free with a $10 paid admission to MoM. REEL Friends of the Film Commission members and members of MoM receive a discounted admission of $5 plus a glass of wine. On May 25 and 26 the series premiere will feature “Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, one of the 1967-produced films that have proven to be classics, in some cases for their artistic content and in others because they bucked the system. The complete film series schedule: May 25 and 26 – “Bonnie and Clyde” June 22 and 23 – “The Dirty Dozen” July 27 and 28 – “In Like Flint” Aug. 24 and 25 – “In the Heat of the Night” Sept. 28 and 29 – “Riot on Sunset Strip” Oct. 26 and 27 – “The Trip” Nov. 23 and 24 – “Valley of the Dolls” Dec. 23 and 24 – “Wait Until Dark” Jan. 25 and 26, 2013 – “Easy Rider” For more information on the series or memberships in MOM contact Lisa Coscino at 831-402-9141 or go to For film commission REEL Friends memberships, call 831-646-0910 or go to

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, e-mail us at, or call 831-796-1499.


Times • May 25, 2012

Homelessness on the Peninsula By Erika Fiske The Few, The Brave, The Blind

The few, the brave, the Marines. Those words paint a picture of trim men in uniform, standing at attention by the American flag. Brave men like Rafael, who left home at the age of seven and made his way into a strange country to begin a better life. Until he was dishonorably discharged, that is. I ran into Rafael on a Tuesday morning at Window on the Bay. The 53-year-old homeless man with short brown hair and a mustache was sitting on a low, wooden fence. But something wasn’t right about him. Then I saw the eyes. Rafael is blind. His story began in Leon, Mexico, where a small boy grew tired of beatings by an abusive father and struck out on his own. After hitchhiking across America, he settled on the streets of Chicago, where an alcoholic homeless man took him under his wings. Until he was 14, Rafael did whatever he could to make a few pennies, from cleaning windshields, to selling gum to shining shoes. Then, on one cold winter day, his drunk friend died, and Rafael was on his own. At the age of 18, Rafael joined the Marines – a dream come true. After more than four years, he was about to be sent to Iraq when his dream shattered. “They caught me,” he said. Because of his illegal entrance into the U.S. at age seven, Rafael was dishonorably discharged. With the $40,000 he saved as a Marine, the young man opened a restaurant in Palm Springs, CA, bought a house and then added a landscaping business with his new partner. The partner stole everything. At 24, Rafael was bankrupt. Over the next several years he did construction work in several cities, wherever he could find work. Then, during a trip to Mexico in the 1980s to visit a son, his wallet was stolen. Rafael went to the Texas border to get a waiver when he found himself in conflict with two border officials. “They were laughing at us and making fun of us,” he said. “Then they pushed me.” It didn’t end well for Rafael. He was banned from the country for 10 years. But after four years, the former Marine decided to return to America. He crossed the Arizona desert over a six-day period, but once again he was caught. “I told the immigration officer that I wanted to see the immigration judge,” Rafael said. He wanted to explain what happened to his papers. Instead, he was locked up for months at the Otero Processing Center in Chaparral, N.M. “There were 4800 people from all over the world in there,” he said. “I never got to see the judge.” Rafael said he and the others were housed in two, huge buildings with large, bright ceiling lights on all the time. He said they never really got out in the sun and had nothing to do all day. He thinks the horrible lighting damaged his eyes. A few days before he was finally scheduled to see a judge, Rafael was questioned about what brought him to the center. Since he committed no crime, he was taken to San Francisco and released. He was on his way back to the Palm Springs area when he could go no further – because he could no longer see. For three months the former Marine has tried to get help with his eyes, but said he was told he’d have to be a local resident for a year before the free clinic in Seaside could help with his surgery. He’s been diagnosed with cataracts and requires laser surgery. Now he has an appointment on April 30 at Natividad Medical Center. Rafael said he tried to apply for SSI, “but I was denied because this is not a chronic sickness,” he said. Rafael carries a large envelope of paperwork with him from Social Security. He said he’ll appeal, but all that takes time he doesn’t have. In the meantime, Rafael has been given shelter at night by I-Help, a program that offers shelter, food and support for single men. But he worries that he’s about to reach the time limit for using the program and will be back on the streets. Rafael does have a phone, so I asked him for his number. He put the phone right up to his eyes and shaded his eyes with his hands. He still couldn’t read the number. I tried to imagine this man as a proud Marine, standing at attention, saluting the American flag – the flag of the country he served for more than four years. And then I watched him struggle to read the words and numbers on his phone in the bright sunlight. “May I help you with that?” I asked. He lowered the phone into my hand, and I took down the numbers. As our conversation ended, Rafael heard a familiar voice, and joined a friend on the path, heading in the direction of nearby restrooms. Rafael is proud of his past – working hard since he was seven, starting businesses, serving in the Marines. He would like to work and be a leader again, instead of being led. But he needs his eyes. If he could just see again.

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.

PacRep announces Tony Award Winning Play ‘God of Carnage’

Pacific Repertory Theatre continues its 2012 repertory season, sponsored by The Barnet Segal Charitable Trust, with the Olivier Award winner for Best New Comedy, Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best Play, God of Carnage, a comedy of manners about people that don’t have any, June 1 – July 14, at PacRep’s intimate Circle Theatre in Carmel. Under the direction of PacRep’s Artistic Director, Kenneth Kelleher, God of Carnage written by Yasmina Reza (playwright of the Tony Award winning comedy, Art), revolves around two highly strung couples played by PacRep resident artists Julie Hughett and Tim Hart and guest Equity artists Rebecca Dines and Cassidy Brown, that meet for a civil discussion about a playground fight between their young sons. The conversation quickly morphs into a laugh-out-loud, train wreck of an afternoon among “humans” turned “savages”, called “90 minutes of sustained mayhem” by The New Yorker. The New York Times hailed God of Carnage as a “four-way prize fight” and the Chicago Tribune praised Reza’s play, calling it a “savvy and deliciously caustic new comedy.” Director Kenneth Kelleher has taken the reins of numerous PacRep premieres including A Number, Eurydice and The Blue Room, and will also be directing Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing and Three Tall Women for the 2012 season. Julie Hughett recently appeared in Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and has been a leading actress with PacRep in numerous productions since 1987. Tim Hart has performed in scores of PacRep productions from Richard III to his most recent role as the elementary school spelling champion in Spelling Bee. Equity member Cassidy Brown returns to the PacRep stage having appeared in Doubt, Comedy of Errors and as the uppity servant “Malevolio” in 12th Night. Equity actress Rebecca Dines has appeared at regional theaters throughout the United States including Berkeley Rep, TheatreWorks and the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. God of Carnage begins with one discount preview, Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m., and opens Saturday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., followed by a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, June 3. Performances continue Fridays and Saturdays June 8 - 16 at 7:30 p.m., with additional weekday performances on Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 27, 28, July 5, 11 and 12, at 7:30 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday matinees on June 10, 17, 30, July 7 and 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Performances are at the Circle Theatre of the Golden Bough Playhouse, located on Casanova Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Ticket Information

2012 Season FlexPasses are now available for up to 10 Pacific Repertory Theatre productions at $28 per subscription, a 40 percent savings over single ticket prices ($146 for subscribers 65 years of age and older and $87 for student/teacher/ military). A variety of subscription plans are now available allowing the choice of three to ten plays, priced at $103 - $228 for a savings of up to 40 percent ($76 $146 for seniors and $55 - $87 for student/ teacher/ military). Single tickets for all shows are on sale now. General admission single ticket prices range from $16 to $38 with discounts available for seniors over 65, students, children, teachers, and active military. The Pacific Repertory Theatre Box Office is located at the Golden Bough Playhouse on Monte Verde Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Business hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., telephone (831) 622-0100 or visit for more information. PacRep is supported by ticket sales, individual donations, special events, and grants from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, The Berkshire Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The S.T.A.R. Foundation, The Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, The Chapman Foundation, The Barnet Segal Charitable Trust and the Harden Foundation, among many others.


God of Carnage Jun 1 7:30pm Jun 2 7:30pm Jun 3 2:00pm (mat) Jun 8 7:30pm Jun 9 7:30pm Jun 10 2:00pm (mat) Jun 15 7:30pm Jun 16 7:30pm Jun 17 2:00pm (mat) Jun 27 7:30pm Jun 28 7:30pm Jun 30 2:00pm (mat) July 5 7:30pm July 7 2:00pm (mat) July 11 7:30pm July 12 7:30pm July 14 2:00pm (m/close)

PG scientist takes the SciFund Challenge to help treat disease This month Dr. Susanne Sokolow of Hopkins Marine Lab, along with 75 other scientists from around the world, has entered her research project into “the SciFund Challenge,” an Internet crowdfunding event connecting scientists with the general public. The largest science crowdfunding organization on the Internet, SciFund, hopes to help scientists raise awareness and support for their projects, while bringing science out of “the ivory tower.” People engage directly with the projects through short videos, podcasts, and rewards in exchange for small amount donations. Dr. Sokolow believes a native prawn may be the answer to rid African children of schistosomiasis, a disease infecting 90 percent of the population in some parts of Africa. Dr. Sokolow’s “Project Crevette” is intended to eliminate schistosomiasis by farming prawns, which eat the snails that carry disease. The project aims to help the people affected and eventually provide a sustainable and profitable food source. Dr. Sokolow and her team have recently begun field trials in Senegal, West Africa to prove their theories. Millions die each year from schistosomiasis. Dr. Sokolow is a graduate of the University of California Santa Cruz and has earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and PhD in Ecology from the University of California at Davis. She has since returned to the Monterey Bay and her office is at the Hopkins Marine Station. A website has been created to share photos, video, and explain how those interested can help. Visit and search for “Project Crevette” or follow the team’s progress at

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Famous people in Robert Down School 4th grade Once a tear, some very famous people visit Robert Down Elementary’s 4th grade clkassrooms. They dress in appropriate clothing and give reports on their life and times, standing at stations where people can come visit them and even ask questions. Photos by Karen Levy, Jennifer Jansen and Tess Avila. Teachers are Karen Levy, Sydney Dacuyan and Stefani Pechan.

Thomas Edison

Abraham Lincoln

Sylvia Earle

Admiral Horatio Nelson

Pres. Bill Clinton

John Muir

Nadia Comeneci

Steve Young

Albert Einstein

Charlie Chaplin

Helen Keller

Michael Jackson

R.L. Stine

Orville Wright

Abraham Lincoln

Howard Carter

Marie Curie

King Kamehameha

Neil Armstrong

Walt Disney

Benjamin Franklin

Lucille Ball

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Shirley Temple

Wilma Rudolph

Wyatt Earp

Dolley Madison

Georgia O’Keefe

Florence Nightengale

Claude Monet

Pres. John F. Kennedy


Times • May 25, 2012

Pacific Grove Art Center Upcoming Exhibits June 1 - July 12, 2012 Opening Reception Friday, June 1, 7 - 9 pm. Tiny Treasures - PGAC’s Annual Donated Miniature Exhibit & Fundraiser Big and Small - Acrylic and Mixed Media Abstractions by Alana Puryear Present - Presence - Nonrepresentational Mixed Media Paintings by Terese Garcia A Personal Selection - Oil Paintings by Alan McEwen plus the Open Studios of artists Sheila Delimont, Mark Farina & Frank Sunseri TINY TREASURES

You don’t have to carve a self-portrait on a grain of rice to enter Tiny Treasures. We only ask for a small piece of any medium of art, ready to hang, made by your own hands. PGAC has received an assortment of creative petit artistry for this year’s annual fundraiser. Tickets for the drawings will go on sale opening night of the exhibit. Below each piece of art will be a box in which to put tickets. A drawing for the winner of each piece will occur on Thursday, July 12th at 4pm. One need not be present to win.


I paint because I feel I have to. It’s an urge that seems as needed as eating and sleeping. If I’m not doing something creative, then a part of me is not living. For me, creating is learning, growing, questioning, discovering, embracing and connecting. Painting allows me to explore life and express visually what is felt internally. After several years of working in the corporate world, I have returned to my passion. I have realized that I must create to be fully alive. I paint abstract images with layers of color and symbols in an effort to find a place of peace amid chaos. My painting signifies life as I know it, uncertainty alongside hope, imperfections amid nature’s beauty, structure alongside serendipity. These juxtapositions always seem to conjure more questions. I am inspired by nature around me, seasons, time, change, color. For example, five shades of pink in a flower, blue sky next to a green tree. Equally inspiring to me are life’s mysteries, experiences and questions―of how we live and interact with one another. Symbols make appearances in my work to contemplate those sentiments. For instance, a drip of ink falls where it may, flat quiet areas of color appear with a key hole. Using acrylic and mixed-media, I approach the canvas and allow chance to play out. I start with an under-painting and let it unfold intuitively. Layers are applied thick over thin, sanded, and then thin layers are glazed over thick. Other times a dream shows me what to create, or a page in my art journal wants to be made into a painting. I try to let it spill naturally. Ultimately, painting affords me the opportunity to dream, to discover, to wonder…


It’s a curious world out there. There’s a lot to think about and to reflect upon, and a lot to paint. And so I paint or draw every day. I cannot work from photos; I spend hours outside painting en plein air. I can’t imagine painting a landscape without hearing the wind and birds in the trees, or without smelling what’s on the wind or feeling the sun or cool air on my skin. I carry a stake and a rope to lash down the easel when it’s windy. One of the paintings here was painted in the rain under an umbrella. After a while, small animals sometimes appear, curious to see what I’m doing. Other paintings have been inspired by shootings in Salinas and poems by Jacques Prévert and Mary Oliver. Many paintings come from experiences similar to walking into a bookstore looking for one book and walking out two hours later with three other books but not the book originally sought. I am astonished at art-making itself: how color, line and form can have such capacity to move us to an expanded sense of possibilities. At times I look at the trees and the hills around here and try to imagine their point of view. I think that they take a very long view as they watch our buildings, our roads, our concerns which come and go over time. I think the trees and hills watch with patience and sympathy. Even if they are dismayed at everything, they never fail to welcome me and refresh me as I spend time in them drawing and painting and listening.


An experimental painter of non-representational art, Terese Garcia uses the process to make her pieces. Informed by nature, timelessness, impermanence and humility, she uses a selection of mediums - CD’s, old clothes, dirt and sand as well as acrylic, house paint, watercolor and oil. She says, “When I paint one piece, it’s very individual and the next piece may be entirely different in palette, atmosphere and composition. None of my pieces are premeditated and all are born out of experimentation, observation and spontaneity - all unique expressions. The tools I use to make the work are paper clips, paint brushes, pencils, markers sticks and hands. I always paint on the ground since I like to constantly turn the piece physically and mentally. The piece may never seem like its finished and when I stop, the miracle of birth has begun, but the process is ongoing.” Terese continues, “I make art in order to achieve the impossible, which is nothingness. This is the ultimate expression of life to me, where rules and regulations don’t exist. My work is about the invisible and the unknown that makes me understand the important subtleties of life like Top to bottom: “More Than Forever”, Alana Puryear “Mary Over Salinas” , Alan McEwen “Summer”, Alan McEwen “She Knew Her” Therese Garcia

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Arts and Events

Up and Coming Ragamuffin Theatre Summer Camp sign-ups now available

Ragamuffin Musical Theatre Company will once again conduct their exciting and popular four-week, summer day-camp. Busy, fun-filled days are spent with an experienced, energetic, knowledgeable and youth-oriented staff. This coed camp welcomes novices, seasoned “theater veterans” and those who are simply curious about how a play gets to the stage. Activities will include games, vocal and choral instruction, dance, movement, theme days and talent shows to help each camper develop their own stagecraft and “triple-threat” performance skills. There will be break and snack-times and lots of outdoor games and activities. Extended-care hours are available for an small additional fee. Come join us for the fun and leave with the awesome experience of “putting on a real live show”. This summer’s production will be “Pirates of Penzance, Jr.”, a wacky, irreverent adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “smash-hit” from 1879. This hilarious farce has sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed maidens and an eccentric Major-General, all bound to rather complicated codes of honor and duty. We’ll update this wonderfully entertaining musical, famous for its “patter songs”, with a bit of hiphop and rap flavor.

Opening at Artisana

Join Artisana Gallery in Pacific Grove, Fri., June 1 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. for a 1st Friday / Art Walk Double Header. There will be an Artist Reception with featured Local Artist Linda Abbey presenting her new photography show: "Ancient Pathways ~ New Beginnings" Admission is free and there will be complimentary wine and refreshments, as well as free parking, Artisana is located at 309 Forest Ave. (across from City Hall) Pacific Grove. For more information call (831) 655-9775;; e-mail:artisanagallery@yahoo. com; or on Facebook: www.facebook. com/ArtisanaGalleryPacificGrove

About Linda Abbey: Linda’s passion for photography began when she purchased her first camera in high school. The camera, and its ability to freeze fleeting moments in time, fascinated her immediately. Since that day, she has enjoyed capturing images of the innocent, the overlooked, and the natural. In the early 1980’s Linda photographed pre-school classes and took candid photos of children interacting with each other. The children gave her an opportunity to photograph subjects that were seldom aware of the camera, playing with one another in their natural states. To this day, her primary subject matter remains these things we see every day – plants, children, scenery, and birds. Some of her most lauded work has been of these common subjects viewed from a unique perspective. pieces of natural landscapes .

Teen Company ‘12 of Ragamuffin Theatre will produce ‘Fame Jr.’

Set during 1980-1984, the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School of the Performing Arts, “FAME, Jr.” is the bittersweet, but inspiring story of a diverse group of students, following them as they commit to a grueling four years of artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight the show deals with many of the issues that confront young people, still today, especially those who are striving to enter the demanding world of the performing arts. Rehearsal days include expert coaching in dance, voice, acting and other valuable musical theater techniques that will develop teens’ triple-threat skills. There will be lots of fun and hard work for the aspiring performer. Ages 13 through 18 years (coed) are encouraged to enroll. The session will take place Mon., July 16 through Sun., August 5, including the performance weekend. Sessions take place Monday through Friday, with the addition of weekend performances on August 4 and 5, and company rehearsal hours are 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Auditions will take place Friday, July 13 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., by appointment, at Chautauqua Hall. Rehearsals will take place at Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center. Staff includes Dianne Lyle – Director, Michael Blackburn - Music Director, And Staff. To register, Download registration forms at our website: www.difrancodance. com. Fee is $350 for three-week session. for more information contact Dianne Lyle at For forms/info click links on: Ragamuffin Musical Theatre Camp. Sponsored by the Pacific Grove Recreation Department.


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.


Walk maps available at all locations

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


Times • May 25, 2012

Your friends and neighbors

Peeps Restored and ready to use

Former Pacific Grove Police Chief Tom Maudlin is an expert woodworker. He was asked by the Historical Society of Hollister to restore a horse-drawn hearse from their collection. Volunteers arrived in Pacific Grove with a team of horses intending to pull the hearse around the block and then load it on a wagon for the trip home, but the singletree on the harness they brought broke and now it looks as if Maudlin has another commission. Maudlin is seen above next to the hearse. Traffic on Ocean View Blvd. came to a halt, perhaps believing it was a funeral.

Legal Notices ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of �SERVIO TULIO AYALA PEREZ Case No. M117313 Filed April 23, 2012. To all interested persons: Petitioner SERVIO TULIO AYALA PEREZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name SERVIO TULIO AYALA PEREZ to proposed name CLAUDIA ALEXANDRA BASTIDO. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: June 15, 2012, Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 16. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Rd., Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: April 27, 2012 Judge of the Superior Court: Kay T. Kingsley. Publication dates: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25/12 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20120833 The following person is doing business as Ledesma Insurance Services and South County Property Management, 203 Broadway St., King City, Monterey County, CA 93930: Luis L. Alvarez Tostado, 508 Windsor St., King City, CA 93930; Belinda T. Hendrickson, 508 Windsor St., King City, CA 93930l Fred Joseph Ledesma, 1395 Appalachian St., Soledad, CA 93960; Gloria V. Ledesma, 1395 Appalachian St., Soledad, CA 93060. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 23, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Luis L. Alvarez Tostado. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Publication dates: 05/04, 05/11, 05/18, 05/25/12 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20120755 The following person is doing business as BLUE SKY AUTO RESTORATION, 1945 Del Monte Blvd., Seaside, Monterey County, CA 93955. Thomas Alan Bennett, 1945 Del Monte Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 11, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on January, 1981. Signed: Thomas Bennett. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20121004 The following person is doing business as Milliorn Insurance Services, 546 Pine Avenue, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. Cynthia Hilton Milliorn, 464 Laurel Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 5/16/2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 4/1996. Signed: Cynthia Hilton Milliorn. This business is conducted by an Individual. Publication dates: 5/25, 6/01, 6/08, 6/15/2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20120891 The following person is doing business as OCEAN EDGE YACHT DETAILING, 180 Mal Paso Road, Carmel, Monterey County, CA 93923. MICHAEL THOMAS COLEMAN, 180 Mal Paso Road, Carmel, CA 93923. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 27, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on March 1, 2012. Signed: Michael Coleman. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 05/04, 05/11, 05/18, 05/25/12 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20120865 The following person is doing business as STUDIO NOUVEAU, 170-B Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. Lyn Gae Burghall, NW Corner Lincoln & 5th, Carmel, CA 93921; Sandra Rae Lake, 186 Del Monte Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 24, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Lyn Gae Burghall. This business is conducted by an unincorporated association other than a partnership. Publication dates: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25/12 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 20101118 The following person(s) have abandoned the use of the fictitious name(s) listed: LEDESMA & ASSOCIATES INSURANCE, 203 Broadway St., King City, Monterey County, CA 93930. The fictitious business name was filed in Monterey County on 5/18/10, File Number 20101118. Registered Owners: Ledesco Inc. CA, 155 Kidder St., Soledad, CA 93960. Business was conducted by: A corporation. Signed: Fred J. Ledesma, President/Partner; Ghia Ledesma, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Monterey County on April 30, 2012. Publication dates: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25/12.

Eagle candidate at the wheel

Eagle Scout candidate Dean Randall chose as his project the beautification of “the ugliest corner in Pacific Grove, the unused corner of Lighthouse Avenue and Ridge Street, on Pacific Grove Adult School property. The Scout will, with the aid of fellow Boy Scouts and some adult volunteers, remove the aging asphalt and chain link fence and replace it with landscaping. In his words: “I plan to beautify the PG Adult Education Center on the corner of Ridge Road and Lighthouse Ave., near the Butterfly Sanctuary. This corner is fondly referred to by the principal as the ugliest corner in PG. Candidly speaking, it likely is. There are approximately 175 feet of old chain link fence with posts that does not enclose anything. The fence is rusty, dangerous and quite unserviceable. In addition there is approximately 6,500 sf of old asphalt being encroached by grass and weeds that is unserviceable. Taken together, not only do these items serve no purpose, but they render an entire large corner unusable and are quite visually unappealing. Removing them will serve the community in terms of beautification. It will remove a hazard somebody could easily hurt themselves on. It will remove asphalt and return the surface to a permeable surface which will allow rain water to penetrate. And under the guidance of the PGUSD landscape planner, it would be quite beneficial to plant a few native Monterey Pines or Coast Live Oaks to restore the landscape to what was likely there long ago before asphalt.” Dean is a member of Boy Scout Troop 90. He is the son of Dave and Leilani Randall and attends Pacific Grove High School. Over the summer, he will take a couple of weeks off his Eagle Scout project to attend West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Seminar (SLS). More than 4,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLS, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point.

Cedar Street goes on vacation

Donna Stewart and her husband went to Niagara Falls to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary plus a graduation ceremony, and took Cedar Street Times along for the ride. Thanks, Donna!

May 25, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

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Pacific Grove

Sports and Leisure Ben Alexander

Golf Tips

Go, Breakers baseball team! Pacific Grove topped Carmel 3-2 in Central Coast Section Div. II baseball semifinals, after a two-out, two-run double by Conyal Cody, the left-handed pitcher. Pacific Grove meets two-time defending champion Menlo on Saturday, May 26 at 4:00 p.m. at San Jose Muni Stadium.

Catalyst Soccer Little Skillsbuilders Camp 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

Beginners are often intimidated by the game of golf and understandably so. It’s a tough game. I remember very well when I started playing golf as a 12 year-old. I never had any lessons, I just played golf and of course developed a lot of bad habits. But here is a short cut for you. As a beginner you need confidence quickly so when you play golf, just play nine holes for a few months and TEE the ball up when you’re in the fairway to give you a better shot and hey, CONFIDENCE.

July 2nd-July 6th ( Mon-Fri.) 9:30am to 11 am Location: Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Middle) Boys and Girls ( Ages 4-6) Cost: $75

The Catalyst Soccer Club's highly popular Little SkillBuilder Program is an excellent course on becoming a fundamentally sound, young soccer player–regardless of beginning skill or experience level. All boys and girls (ages 4-6) who have the desire to become better players are welcome. Taught by a staff of top local youth coaches and collegiate players who show "by example" how to become a more skillful player. Topics covered include simple moves, turns, fakes, many ball-control techniques and fun soccer-related games for your new soccer player. This summer, Catalyst Soccer is celebrating a WORLD CUP Summer! The World Cup is the largest and most watched sporting event on the planet, and like the Olympics takes place only once every four years. Thirty two of the top national teams will play a month-long tournament to see who will be crowned soccer champions of the world. We hope to inspire all those new and young soccer players out there this summer!

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

Addison Miller (7) comes out on top Addison Miller qualified for the CCS Track and field finals at Gilroy (CCS trials) with a PR 1:58.22 performance. He finished second in his heat. That makes him one of the top runners in the entire CCS, according to his coach, Steve Watkins.

Catalyst WorldSoccer SoccerCamps Camps CatalystSoccer SoccerPresents: Presents: 2012 2012 World At Pacific Grove Middle Middle School School AtCarmel Carmel Middle Middle School and Pacific and Marina Marina Gorya and GloryaJean JeanTate TateFields Fields



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Times • May 25, 2012

Young artists discover sidewalk art Savannah Chioino (artwork at left) and Elaina Pennisi (artwork at right) recently discovered chalk art on the sidewalks of Spreckels

PG High students Elaina Pennisi and Savannah Chioino had the chance to try a new medium as artists at A Chalk in the Park in Spreckels recently. It was their first time creating chalk murals on the sidewalk. The event was a benefit for Salinas Circle for Children and students from throughout the peninsula were asked to share their talents. Each was sponsored by a local business. Elaina’s sponsor was Aqua Blue spa.When she asked them about their vision--they suggested something that evoked serenity. With a vague sketch in hand Elaina started in the morning and worked for several hours, learning as she went about the texture of the sidewalk, blending colors, that the wind will do it for you where you may not want it, and that hairspray works as a fixative to protect the parts you’re done with. She was able to adjust her vision as she went along to suit the opportunity at hand and came up with a beautiful, serene, and whimsical rendition of a koi pond with colorful fish and a red bridge. Her friend Savannah worked within her square sidewalk plot. She likes many mediums and designed her artwork on the computer and had a very specific idea of what she wanted to accomplish. Her sponsor was Quality Transmissions and she focused on the charity aspect of benefitting children, and chose a sunflower to represent the happiness, joy and brightness she wishes for them. Her sunflower flowed into the face of a beautiful young girl and was framed in a striking and colorful way as she translated her vision to the concrete surface. Kudos to these young artists for a job very well, and beautifully done. - Marley Knoles

Calling Teen Singers, Dancers, Actors and Musicians! Come join us and tell your story in this summer’s production of

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 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

Ragamuffin Musical Theatre Teen Company ’12 Mon., July 16-Sun., Aug. 5 Monday - Friday rehearsal hours 12 noon - 4:30 PM Performance on Sat. and Sun. Aug. 4 and 5


Dianne Lyle e-mail For forms/info click links on: Ragamuffin Musical Theatre 13-18 years (coed) Pacific Grove Middle School Auditorium, 835 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove Dianne Lyle - Director Michael Blackburn - Music Director And Staff


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$350.00 for three-week session This program is sponsored by the City of Pacific Grove Recreation Department

Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138 Church of Christ 176 Central Avenue, 831-375-3741 Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove PG Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave., 831-333-0636 Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th Street, 831-373-4705 Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Avenue, 831-375-7207 Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818 First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove

915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875 Worship: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. Congregation Beth Israel 5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel (831) 624-2015 Chabad of Monterey 2707 David Avenue, Pacific Grove (831) 643-2770

May 25, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

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Opinion Microwaving our children Editor: Apps for tots. iPads for play. Teething on Smart Phones. Baby monitors in cribs. Smart Meters on bedroom walls. Wi-Fi in schools. Broadband initiatives. Cell towers in school yards. Microwaving our children. Exposing their brains, eyes, developing neurological and immune systems, hearts, organs, glands, cells, DNA, testes and ovaries, and bone marrow to potent biologically-active microwave radiofrequency radiation. Children absorb far more radiation in their brains and eyes than adults. They have thinner, softer craniums. Girls carry all the eggs at birth they will ever produce. Children’s neurological and immune systems are developing. What will be the results? The Russian NCNIRP warns of early onset dementia, cancer, and other problems. Scientist Leif Salford calls exposing all of us to this wireless technology the largest biological experiment ever. And without our informed consent. What’s already known about this radiation is that it damages DNA, causing single strand and double strand breaks. It causes sperm damage and dysfunction. It causes cellular stress. It increases the risk for cancers and tumors. It can cause seizures. It affects hormone production. It affects heart function. It damages the blood-brain barrier which keeps toxins and other substances out of the brain, increasing the risk of stroke, auto-immune diseases, and dementia. It may damage the blood-placental barrier. It alters brain waves and affects brain function. There are links to autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, stroke. It causes changes in the blood, like rouleau formation, where RBCs clump together, raising the risk of thrombosis. There are environmental impacts to birds, bees, amphibians, trees, and plants. In February, the Austrian Medical Association issued a report calling for “normal” limit benchmarks ten million times lower than FCC guidelines. In 2010, an article in the Santa Clara County Medical Association Bulletin summarized some of the research, and in August 2009, the journal Pathophysiology devoted the entire issue to EMF/RF research. By 2003 in Germany, over 2000 health care professionals signed the Freiburg Appeal, warning about health changes related to wireless technology use. In 2008, the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection warned that our children’s future is at risk from cell phone

use. In France, Austria, Taiwan, Switzerland, England, Belgium, Israel, and by the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, actions are being taken to warn and protect the public and protect children. But not in America. Military and industry pressure, FCC, EPA, and FDA complicity, junk science (e.g. the Danish cell phone study), and mainstream media silence keep the public thinking everything is fine. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking, and a catastrophic health crisis waits around the corner. In 2010, the Pacific Grove school board approved a one-year temporary AT&T cell tower next to three preschools, the monarch sanctuary, and homes at the PG Adult School; the former asst. superintendent wrote up the contract for two years instead. After discovering the “error” and after receiving extensive information on the health damage from this radiation and from cell towers (lack of full disclosure), instead of powering down the cell tower, the school board in April unanimously approved extending the contract until December 2012 at double the money. That’s how much our children’s lives and our lives are worth. There was no public notice sent to the neighborhood, just as there was none when the tower was initially considered. Utilizing a loophole in the law, the school district and AT&T avoided permitting and public hearings normally required through the city of Pacific Grove. AT&T rep Bettye Saxon said she was very happy at the school board’s decision. In 2011, the school district proposed putting a permanent AT&T cell tower at the PG Middle School – fortunately, outcry from the neighborhood stopped that one. The World Health Organization declared this radiation a Class 2B carcinogen last year, in the same category as DDT and lead. Is that what you want for our children? What an enormous cost our society is willing to pay for these “convenient” devices. How convenient is a brain tumor or a damaged child? Wireless technology – boon or disaster. It’s our children and our future that is at stake. For more information, ., (multi-lingual). Nina Beety Monterey

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Alec Murdock

Op-Ed Opinion Stop The Insanity Of The MPWMD

If you own property, remember to take a few minutes to mail your protest against the new MPWMD tax or fee, whichever you prefer to call it. The address is 5 Harris Court, Building G, P.O. Box 85, Monterey, CA 93942-8500. To be counted, your letter must state that it is a protest against the proposed fee which is the subject of their June 12th hearing. It must also include the property owner’s address which is being represented in the letter, and the name of the owner as it appears on the rolls, and be signed by that person. You are allowed to include other relevant points you wish to make, and I recommend doing that. I also recommend sending a copy to “60 Minutes” at 524 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019, Attn: Mr. Jeff Fager - and be sure to make note of the CC at the bottom of your protest letter. What follows is my open letter to Jeanne Byrne regarding the MPWMD: Dear Jeanne, Now that you are a member of the Board of MPWMD, and since you have always been a responsible, contributing member of the community, please do what is right and what is truly needed: Start a public campaign from within, from your seat of power, to shut down the MPWMD, to finally remove it as the obstacle it has always been to water progress on the peninsula. You must agree that the MPWMD is one of the most outrageous examples of anti-representative government in our history. The people voted by an overwhelming majority to shut it down, and yet the MPWMD shrugged and said, “well, we are statemandated.” But now the state has withdrawn its funding, and still the MPWMD plans to continue funding itself – by hook or crook – in fact, by employing an openly hostile extraction of even more money from every household every year. Really, Jeanne, how un-American is that? And now that you are a part of it, you are in a position to do the right thing. I recognize that something happens to people when they join (or rejoin) the power players - they are suddenly loathe to give it up. And this may have already happened to you. I know justifications are all too easy. You may be convinced, as the majority of the board clearly is, that the MPWMD is necessary. But it’s not - not if you turn over MPWMD’s important functions in an orderly fashion to one or more of the numerous other bodies competing for power on this same issue! You are obviously aware that the sheer number of overlapping bureaucratic bodies is part of the problem. Reducing their number by one would be helpful in and of itself - especially if that one is the one which has been holding up the works for decades. The courts and the public would surely agree that if the state withdraws its funding, the state cannot then continue to force that body to remain in existence, but rather must turn the choice over to the regional voters whom it “serves” (for a steep price). Despite what the defeatists and supporters of the status quo may say, all it takes to implement this action is the political will. The popular will is already in place, waiting to be harnessed. I encourage you to lead this fight, to stand nobly for the position that Public Good trumps bureaucratic domination. Alec Murdock Ed note: Mr. Murdock appears to have fallen into the trap that has been set by the “no tax (or fee) for any reason” backers, the same people who managed to defeat the library funding measure and more recently the renewal of the school parcel tax, though a clear majority was willing to pay. Were that more than 60 percent majority un-American? We don’t think so. Mr. Murdock is laboring under some serious misapprehensions. The State of California did not stop "State funding". It was a user fee that ratepayers were paying on their Cal-Am bill. A judge determined that it was inappropriate for Cal-Am to collect it and pass it through and for a number of months the fee has not been collected, though the state-mandated functions of the MPWMD have continued. The vote to disband the MPWMD came after the public voted not to approve the funding for a dam and a previous desal plant. If the MPWMD could not perform because it was blocked by the community to accomplish its mission then one option was to dissolve it. The MPWMD had nothing to do with the decision to continue. The State Senate made that decision, and now the District finds itself in the position of not only continuing to function but of needing to collect the fee which had previously been collected by Cal-Am and passed through to MPWMD. As for the overlapping beaurocratic bodies, we wholeheartedly agree that there are too many elected officials out there trying to prove that they can solve the area’s water problems in a few months when others have been working for years to do it. We refer most particularly to the Mayors’ JPA, a complete waste of time and money in our opinion. These city officials have serious problems in their home constituencies and instead are darting around the county, spending taxpayer money, listening to reports which have been given elsewhere, and generally wasting ratepayers’ time and money, taking for themselves authority they should not have been granted because they admit that they know nothing about the water issue and instead are proceeding to form more committees and hold more expensive meetings. Talk to them, Mr. Murdock, not 60 Minutes. Unfortunately, there’s an entire constituency in the unincorporated areas who cannot talk to them -- they are not represented by the mayors. If the MPWMD did nothing but pass out hose nozzles and plant moisture measuring sticks for years, remember that we recently held an election to install board members who will actually take action instead of believing that rationing and moratoriums are the answer to our water problems. But they need their fee back in order to do it.


Times • May 25, 2012

Arts and Events

Up and Coming 2nd Annual Oldies But Goodies Party For The Dogs

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: 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 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 or call 831-718-9122.

Free band concert June 10 The Monterey Community Band presents a free concert, “Musical Moods of Spain,”

on Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. the band, under the direction of Richard Robins, will perform at Monterey Peninsula College Music Hall (M-1) at 980 Fremont Street in Monterey. Selections will include “La Virgen de la Macarena” featuring Richard Stedman on trumpet, “Clarinet Fiesta” with Adam Penrose, “Bolero Español” conducted by Adam Penrose and arranged by Richard Robins, plus Paso Dobles and Spanish marches and more. The event is sponsored by the City of Monterey Recreation Department and Monterey Peninsula College.

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

Aria continues inaugural season with Father’s Day “Pops” Concert Aria Women’s Choir celebrates Father’s Day with a “Pops” concert that is sure to have your toes tapping and your fingers snapping. The Monterey Peninsula’s newest choir continues its inaugural season, showing off its lighter side with a June performance entitled “Let The Sun Shine!” This summer concert will feature a repertoire of jazz, musical theater, and even a number from the hit TV show SMASH! Audiences are sure to recognize and enjoy jazz pieces such as Dave & Iola Brubeck’s “Take 5”, Henry Mancini’s theme from The Pink Panther and Manhattan Transfer’s “Java Jive.” In the second act, Aria lets its hair down with music from your favorite Broadway shows, including Rent, Wicked, Hair, Little Shop of Horrors and even Sister Act! You won’t be able to stop yourself from singing along. Aria’s summer pops concert, “Let the Sun Shine,” will be Saturday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center of Pacific Grove, 835 Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove. Tickets range from $15 - $25 and can be purchased online at the Aria website: Aria is a new premier women’s choir on the Monterey Peninsula. Founded in January 2012, Aria is under the direction of Sean Boulware. Aria is a choir of the Monterey Peninsula Choral Society, and members come from around the Monterey community. Aria’s mission is to perform a repertoire that challenges singers, provides performance excellence, and highlights the work of female composers.

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Celebrated performers to collaborate in concert at All Saints’ Church

Music at All Saints’ will present cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park on Fri, June 1, at All Saints’ Church in Carmel at 8 p.m. Arron and Park, who are husband and wife, have each garnered accolades as solo performers, but will collaborate on this concert. Arron, who is artistic director for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Artist in Concert” series, has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and has performed solo recitals at Carnegie, Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls, among others. Park has performed at Carnegie and Alice Tully Halls, and with major orchestras throughout the world. The Music at All Saints’ series is being offered as part of the church’s 100th anniversary celebration. General admission is $25; student admission is $10; premium seating is $45. For tickets, visit Bookmark Music in Pacific Grove, www., or call 624-3883. The church is located at Dolores and Ninth Streets in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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Health and Well-Being Healthy food vs. fast food: Sometimes a hard choice

I realize that many times starting a bad habit or making an unhealthy diet choice can simply be the result of “I just need something to eat right now!” We all know fresh food is wonderful, tasty, healthy, and even more – but each meal has to be prepared, whereas fast food can be as simple as cruising through the drive-thru on the way home – rather than preparing a homemade meal. Another issue is the amount of work, ingredients, time, and money it takes to make a main dish for each meal and then not really having much left over. This creates a cycle that is hard to maintain. It is also frustrating and the main reason why fast food is the first choice for many people. It may also be a big reason for others, who normally have a healthy diet, to get off track. There are so many reasons to eat homemade fresh healthy meals in the world we are living in today. Heart disease, diabetes, auto-immune, and cancer are a few of the serious issues that commonly occur close to home. Perhaps at least one of these health problems has affected your family. These serious diseases are now effecting our youth and as well as adults. We are faced with a serious issue: laws are being made to stop people from talking about the health benefits of food—in order to control the food chain—while the health care system is benefiting from sick individuals who don’t know the benefits of better nutrition. Destructive chemicals are found in the breast milk of mothers due to GMO foods, which do not have to be labeled; people are getting sick and even dying from major outbreaks due to mass chemical farming and super bugs pathogens—bacteria that have become resistant due to the overuse of antibiotics and pesticides. Big money power, ingenious mass

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Times • May 25, 2012

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.”

Amazing sight

MEarth and Bernardus Lodge partner for zero-waste dinner

MEarth, the honored Monterey County environmental youth non-profit, will stage its second annual “Dinner in the Vineyard” fundraiser on Sat., June 9, at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley. All proceeds support the stewardship of the Hilton Bialek Habitat at Carmel Middle School and sustainability education for Monterey County youth. Unique to this event will be a zero-waste reception and dinner, forging a partnership of MEarth, Bernardus Lodge and The Offset Project. The locally-based Offset Project helps “green” events to reduce energy consumption – a key area of focus for MEarth and Bernardus Lodge. The special evening, which begins at 5:00 with wine and hors d’oeuvres, will feature a dinner prepared by awardwinning Bernardus Executive Chef Cal Stamenov, who is also the honorary cochair of the event. “I hope that the work of The Offset Project and the choices I make in acting in accordance with them will resonate with this year’s guests and

prompt them to think about the many options that exist when it comes to choosing food, recycling, composting and waste prevention,” said Stamenov. The dinner will highlight locally sourced sustainable food, including vegetables from the Hilton Bialek Habitat’s organic garden, and a variety of premium, locally sourced wines. “We are delighted and grateful that Bernardus Lodge and Cal Stamenov will again be our hosts for Dinner in the Vineyard”, said Andrea Lewis, Executive Director of MEarth. “We are especially excited with the ground-breaking zerowaste developments Bernardus Lodge is undertaking this year.” The event, held in the Bernardus Lodge rose garden, will also include a reception, silent and live auctions, and an “instant” wine cellar raffle. Tickets for the dinner, at $150 each, are limited to 150 people. They may be purchased at

Parks programs this week

A free opportunity to star gaze in a program presented in cooperation with the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy, a daylong class in photography at Point Lobos and a hike at Mill Creek Preserve in Big Sur are among the upcoming nature offerings of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (mprpd,org), 373-3196, ext. 102. Details on these programs are below. For a full schedule of all activities of The Park District, see its Let’s Go Outdoors! spring/summer guide or go to

Star Party (Free)

Look up at the night sky and revel in its vast mysteries. Come out and join us as amateur astronomers share their knowledge of the cosmos. Hot drinks and cookies provided for free. Rain, fog or cloud cover cancels event. Begins approximately at sunset. Presented in cooperation with the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy. All ages, minors must be accompanied by adult, Friday, May 25, 8:30 PM-10:30 PM, Garland Park, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road, free. Please pre-register at 659-6065 for this event.

Point Lobos Revealed

Follow in the footsteps of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams as you explore and photograph the ghostly cypress trees and remarkable shoreline of Point Lobos. You’ll discover unique locations for fantastic shots. Select settings allow for the lighting, perspective, exposure and composition that will create compelling images every time you visit the park – in fog or sunshine. Some hiking required. : Doug Steakley. Ages 18 and up, Saturday, May 26, 10 AM-sunset. Point Lobos, $215 (district resident), $237 (non-district resident).

Bear Trap Trail Trek: Mill Creek

Hike through country only imagined by John Steinbeck and Robinson Jeffers. Gain exclusive guided access into Mill Creek Preserve, an area with great beauty and historical significance. Listen to the lore and legend of this land as you witness some of nature’s secrets on your journey to vistas of high chaparral and beyond. Instructor: Warren Masten. Ages 10-adult, Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mill Creek Preserve, Big Sur. Elevation gain: approximately 230 feet; distance: approximately 5.5 miles. $5 (district resident), $6 (non-district resident). -To register online, go to and register with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Walk-in registrations are accepted Tuesday-Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (checks, money orders and credit cards accepted). Pre-registration 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

Hundreds of local people were amazed to see pictures online – or even the real thing – as a pod of killer whales passed near the Pacific Grove coast last week. Monterey Bay Whale Watch's Everett Robinson took these shots, and affirms that they killer whales were as close to the shore as they seemed – just past the kelp beds, some 100 yards offshore. According to Monterey Bay Whale Watch's marine biologist, Nancy Black, there are usually always killer whales in Monterey Bay, though not this close to shore. Killer whales are often sighted close to shore in April and May as they hunt gray whale calves. As locals know, gray whales are migrating at that time and harbor seals are pupping on Pacific Grove beaches. “Three different eco-types of Killer Whales occur in Monterey Bay: 1) Transient Killer Whales (mammal hunting), 2) Resident Killer Whales (fish eating), and 3) Offshore Killer Whales (feeding on fish, sharks, and squid). Each population type is genetically distinct from the others, and they do not interact among types,” she writes on the website. “We have observed these whales hunting other mammals as well, such as Harbor Seals, Elephant Seals, California Sea Lions, Dall's Porpoise, Harbor Porpoise, Minke Whale, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Longbeaked Common Dolphins, Risso's Dolphins, and Bottlenose Dolphins. Monterey Bay is the only place in the world where Killer Whales can be observed in an easily accessible area hunting and feeding on Gray Whales. “This is a natural event and although Killer Whales are found throughout the world and are the most widely distributed whale, occurring from both poles to the tropics, and they do hunt large baleen whales in other areas, Monterey Bay is the only place to predictably observe this truly amazing event in nature, a battle among whale species, rivaling any other incredible predation events in nature, such as lions hunting buffalo or elephants, cheetahs chasing down antelopes at high speed, or wolves hunting bison and moose.” Photos by Everett Robinson, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, used by permission.

May 25th, 2012 Issue  
May 25th, 2012 Issue  

Ceremonies at Pacific Grove High School are May 25. Teachers and staff are up to their eyebrows in year-end duties and the kids are already...