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Kiosk Fri., May 6
8 PM Mike Beck & the Bohemian Saints PG Art Center 568Lighthouse $10
• Fri., May 6
5-7 PM Opening Reception Illustrating Nature PG Museum 165 Forest 2nd annual exhibit of work by CSUMB Science Illustration students •
Collaborating- Below and Page 6-7
Sat., May 7
10-4 13th Annual May Faire Monterey Bay Charter School 1004 David Avenue mbayschool.org 831-655-4638 •
Sat., May 7
8 PM Al Stewart & Peter White in concert to benefit Tyler Heart Inst. CHOMP Tickets 831-620-2048 •
Sat., May 7
8 PM Battle of the Bands & Soloists Performing Arts Center Tickets $5 students, $10 adults •
May 6-12, 2011
Model UN - Pages 11
Maintaining history - Page 19
Pacific Grove Community News
Vol. III, Issue 34
Happy [new] Mothers Day For the second year, students from York School knitted hats for newborns at Natividad Medical Center and delivered them just in time for Mothers Day. In 2009, students knitted about 450 hats; this year they made 350, 146 by York student Jesse Blalock alone. Said Pam Sanford, Service Learning coordinator, “We try to do projects where kids are learning, not just providing manpower.”
Sat. May 14
2-4 PM Walk of Remembrance: The Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village Meet at PG Museum 165 Forest Ave.
Sat., May 14
Photo by Cameron Douglas. More pictures on page 8.
2-4:30 PM PG Library 103rd Birthday Party
Sun., May 15
2-4 PM Advance Health Care Planning St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 146 Twelfth St., Pacific Grove •
Sun., May 15
6-9 PM Pebble Beach Beach & Tennis Club Friends of Sean Muhl
Collaborating for the Arts By Marge Ann Jameson
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Last weekend a stellar performance was given by a select group of poets, dancers, actors and musicians, all in the name of supporting the arts at Pacific Grove High School. In the line-up were four best-inclass: Kylie Batlin, Monterey County Poetry Out Loud winner from 2009; Morgan Brown, California state Poetry Out Loud winner from 2010; Enoch Matsumura, First Chair Clarinet for the state of California; and Robert Marchand, California state Poetry Out Loud winner for 2011. As parents, faculty and administrators filed in and took their seats, it was obvious from the electricity in the air that the audience was in for a rare opportunity. Where else, for a mere $7 could one see so much talent on one beautifully restored stage? They danced, they sang, they pulled beautiful glissandos out of the well-worn grand piano. The rafters rang with incomparable harmonies and impeccable notes from the brass band. They recited poetry that went straight to the sternum and they gave dramatic performances worthy of a much larger hall. The crew -- Matthew Bell and Katie Phillips on lighting, Chip Dorey on sound, Emily Marien as stage manager -- never missed a beat for two hours of magic. After the performance, as people waited in the chill for their rides to drive up
and whisk them home, it was as if they were waiting in front of Carnegia Hall for limousines, not a middle school in Pacific Grove. Next year, many of this group will be gone, scattered to colleges and universities across the state and the country. A few are already poised to launch careers in the arts.
But there will be new talents following in their footsteps if the funding holds out. And when Pacific Grove hears that there’s going to be an encore, they’d better get their tickets early.
More photos: pages 6 and 7
State Poetry Out Loud winner Robert Marchand chats via Skype with the audience and advisor Larry Haggquist. Marchand was still in Washington, DC for the competition. Haggquist had challenged last winner’s winner, Morgan Brown, that he would perform Coleridge’s Kublai Khan in drag if she won. Well, she won. See page 7 for the results. He made no such bet with Marchand.
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Times • May 6, 2011
Gateway project: opening doors By Cameron Douglas Turning lemons to lemonade in the face of state budget cuts, Gateway Center has completed a major re-organization process, dividing itself into two separately licensed facilities. Gateway, which opened in 1963, had previously been licensed as a single, 49-bed residential care center for developmentally disabled adults. Two years ago, Gateway stood on the brink of closure. The State of California had set forth new regulations aimed to prevent “excess concentration” at care facilities. Such places would be limited to 15 beds. When word of the drastic changes in state funding came down, Pacific Grove Senior Planner Sarah Hardgrave suggested that City Council re-license Gateway into three separate facilities, so that the statemandated maximum of 15 beds would not be exceeded in any one of them. In so doing, Gateway would not lose its state funding, and would also qualify for Federal Financial Participation. With donations, Gateway engaged a consultant, John Moise of On Point Solutions in Sebastopol. By making some adjustments in the operation, Moise designed a restructure of Gateway into two facilities, instead of the three that were planned in 2009. Funds were appropriated for the construction of a new wing, built by San Jose Construction. On April 28 of this year, Gateway held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and officially opened its new Intermediate Care Facility, containing 15 beds and bearing the address of 854 Congress. It will serve the purpose of providing rehabilitation to the residents with the greatest need for active treatment. A physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a recreational therapist, and a registered nurse will work there. Fifteen other residents will occupy the original site at 850 Congress. About a dozen more have chosen to move off-campus, where they will dwell with paid Gateway staff members. “Gateway Center is a part of the fabric that makes this community such a great community,” Mayor Carmelita Garcia said at the ceremony. Congressman Sam Farr sent a letter wishing “for Gateway Center’s continued success.” Assemblyman Bill Monning sent along a Certificate of Recognition from the State Assembly. With the expansion, living quarters are now more spacious than before, as the residents are more spread out. The new wing is quite roomy, with good light, and gives the feeling more of a home than an institution. Future plans for re-modeling the old wing are in the works as fundraising continues. On the weekend of May 20-22, the Fifth Annual Monterey Rock & Rod Festival will take place at the Monterey Fairgrounds. Each year, the event raises funds for Gateway.
Above: Gateway benefactors (L-R) Mez Benton, with Drs. Libby and Lovell Langstroth. Right: Consultant John Moise of Sebastopol (right) with his wife Beth. Below, left: The Flute Trio” performs. (L-R) Margot Walcott, Ron Friedman, Leslie Foote. Below, right: Gateway Executive Director Stephanie Lyon (center) with residents Melissa Parham (left) and Louise Tollkuhn. Melissa and Louise will reside in the new ICF wing.
Above: (L-R) Gateway Board of Directors member Terry Wecker and Laura Ruggieri of San Jose Construction. Below: cutting the ribbon on the new wing are Pacific Grove Chamber President Henry Nigos, Gateway Director Stephanie Lyon and Pacific Grove Mayor Carmelita Garcia
Above, left: Tortillas simmer on the grill as guests line up for tacos. Above, right: (L-R) City Council members Rudy Fischer and Bill Kampe, with Dr. Tony San Filippo.
Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported by Guy Chaney
FINAL WEEK UNTIL NEXT SEASON Total for the season..................................... 21.47 To date last year (2010)............................... 20.62
Wettest year............................................................. 47.15 during rain year 7/1/97-6/30/98* Driest year.................................................................. 9.87 during rain year 7/1/75-6/30/76* High this past week...................................................... 61° Low this past week....................................................... 44° *Data from http://www.weather.nps.navy.mil/renard.wx/
May 6, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
PGHS Young Writers’ Club
Marge Ann Jameson
Young Writers’ Corner
by Lawrence Haggquist History unfolding, like a dinner napkin on the lap of time, the world evolving, beyond the days when Tasmanian tigers prowled their way to extinction, through dust bowl doldrums when your pendulum stopped swinging for a time and moved West on wagon wheels with the rest of all they could salvage. Relishing the days of youth when champagne spilled freely from flutes and your brass belly swung just as freely, like the gold locket from the bridesmaid’s neck when she did the Charleston. They packed you up for a while, and some even thought you were dead. like Havisham’s ensemble, tangled in cobwebs abeyant near a decaying cake. You missed out on the Twist. Didn’t have time for the Gold Rush either. A relic, defunct, departed... Until after Grandma died when they found you in her attic peeled the dusty blanket from your aged frame and brought you back to our “chateau” in suburbia where Mom and Dad wedged you in the corner next to the CD tower from Walmart. You stand there like a soldier at attention, awkward in our living room chin-tucked pilasters at your sides thumbs on pant seams too tall for everything tic-tocking your way through a re-run of Married with Children, or maybe Three’s Company while I lick Dorito cheese powder from my fingers and philosophize from the sofa how the hypnotic swing of your pendulum reminds me of the tide and, somehow, of Matt Arnold sitting on Dover Beach or spaghetti sauce on a dinner napkin.
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Doggone dog, doggone complainant Barking dog barking complainant
A neighbor left a voice mail about a barking dog on Lincoln Ave. The officer went out and sat in the car listening for the barking but couldn’t pinpoint it. The officer called the reporting party and advised him to call back when the dog was barking and perhaps to find a second person to complain. The reporting party became irate and hung up on the officer. There have been no complaints for 90 days.
No smoking in the middle of the street
Driver of a private vehicle was stopped in the middle of 16th Street, smoking. The driver of a delivery truck, wanting by, honked the horn which apparently upset the driver of the car, who hopped out and started hollering at the truck driver. By the time the police arrived they had both disappeared. No indication if there were butts in the street.
Scam warning, again
Monterey County Health Dept. sent letters to some local businesses, warning of a scam in which the business owner is phoned and advised of an imminent health inspection. A local business on Central Avenue received just such a phone call and learned that there was no such appointment scheduled when the health department was contacted.
Found & Left behind
A California driver’s license was found on Pine Avenue. A cell phone was left behind on the counter at the police department after an arrest.
If you’re going to commit a crime with a buddy, it pays to be able to run faster than he can
An officer saw two men leaving the back of a business. When the officer tried to contact them, they ran but the officer caught one of them. He was found to have an outstanding felony warrant as well as being in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Jon Dakota Farrald of Marina was arrested and though he was booked for having a controlled substance, paraphernalia, obstruction of justice and theft, he was not charged with being slower than his friend.
Are you trying to tell me you found those burglary tools?
Two people were seen hanging around a vehicle with a broken window. They ran off, but were captured later. Victim said stuff was missing. Arrested were Gerald Frederick Ackerman of Sand City and Charles Richard Weider of Marina. Turns out they were both on parole and had burglary tools.
Get a signed lease and stick to it
A tenant on 18th Street said his landlord shows up unannounced and harasses him and keeps changing the amount of the rent. He also threw away the tenant’s potted plant.
Surrey vs. pole
A person riding in a 4-person surrey got their foot mooshed when they tried to go between metal posts on the sidewalk. No indication on what happened to the pole.
Movers won’t move it
A person moving out of town said the movers wouldn’t move the ammunition though they were happy to move the weapons. The owner brought it in for destruction.
Next time let them cross
A driver was stopped for not stopping for a pedestrian (if that’s what “fail stop veh.xwalk/etc.” means) and wound up being cited for false registration, driving on a suspended license, fail stop veh.xwalk/etc., and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility.
Abandoned vehicle, Cypress
A vehicle was towed as abandoned. The license plate had a registration sticker that didn’t belong to it. Oops.
Don’t threaten teachers
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A parent was disruptive at Open House, then told another teacher he wanted to punch the first teacher in the face. Not a good idea. He wound up getting booked.
A person reported that documents were taken from her bank safety deposit box. She later reported that they were returned but that they weren’t the original legal-sized documents.
Attempted burglary (or needing a place to sleep)
A rear window in a garage on Grove Acre was pried open and broken in the process, but nothing was taken.
Michael Allen Curtis, San Francisco was arrested on 17 Mile Dr. for DUI.
No seatbelt, no license
A driver was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt and it turned out that he was driving on a suspended license and had no insurance.
Making absolutely no sense
A property manager (Ahem! Same one from last week! Imagine that!) had a tenant evicted (different tenant, same building), and then plopped herself and her car in the driveway to prevent the tenant from moving. The property manager wound up lurking in front of the property half the night. Anybody want to rent from this person? There are lots of vacancies in that building. There usually are, come to think of it. Anybody want to guess why?
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Times • May 6, 2011
High Hats & Parasols Dear Readers: Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in “High Hats” are not our words. They are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Our journalistic predecessors held to the highest possible standards for their day, as do we at Cedar Street Times. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding.
better crowd. The play represents a chapter of 20th century life about which we often hear. It is a drama that is interesting and pleasing and holds the attention of the audience through every scene. The troupe presented the play in the same manner that it has been presented since New York performances and throughout its history. ऀMr. Merberick, manager of the new play house, is endeavoring to please his patrons. He is offering the best plays and companies that can be found. Merberick’s efforts should be encouraged. III
The News … from 1911.
The Monterey County Real Estate Exchange, located in the Grove, is representing several five acre tracts of fine land located about six miles from Monterey-Pacific Grove near the county’s Carmel road. These feature good drainage and dry soil. ½ of each plot is planted in eucalyptus trees, about nine months old. Last year, 123 sacks of potatoes were raised on the land. These parcels are offered at $100 per acre. Pay ⅓ down and easy terms will be arranged on the balance. Call to get full details.
Monterey breakwater moving closer
City trustee William Oyer is in receipt of a message from his sister, Mrs. Charles Rosendale, who is now in Sacrament with her husband, Assemblyman Rosendale. The message stated that the bill before the legislature appropriating $200,000 for a breakwater at Monterey has been approved by the finance committee. This practically insures the passage of the bill by the Legislature. I
Church wants to convert to Baptist
Representatives of the Emmanuel church will travel to San Jose to meet with the regional Baptist association. The purpose of the assembly is to consider the request of the Emmanuel group that it be admitted to the Baptist denomination. The meeting will be held at the Presbyterian church, very generously loaned to them for that purpose.
Death of Caroline Johnston
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Caroline E. Johnston, mother of Mrs. Margaret Moore. She was also the grandmother of Miss Carol Moore, who resides in the Grove. Mrs. Johnston passed Friday afternoon at Susanville, California. ऀMrs. Johnston had been ill but a short time, and there were strong hopes of her recov ery. However, heart trouble developed and caused sudden death. It comes as a shock not only to those who were related to her, but also to her many friends. She was seventy-five years old at the time of her demise. ऀMrs. Johnston has visited her daughter in the Grove often, and has many friends here who will be very sorry to learn of her passing. All who knew her extend sympathy to the family in this hour of sorrow.
Fine five-acre tracts for sale
Local bank is growing
The Bank of Pacific Grove, a commercial and savings institution, reports a good year. Adhering as they always have to safe and conservative practices, the accounts of individual and firm deposits has brought the bank’s resources to more than $400,000.
Catholics offer pancakes, coffee
Grove Catholics are planning to raise some money with the sale of pancakes and coffee. The event takes place Tuesday from 5 pm to 8 pm. Maple syrup and butter accompanies the pancakes. A donation of 50¢ a plate is requested. Coffee is 5¢ extra. Stop by the Parish House for your repast Tuesday evening.
Notes from around the area… •
Cummings Orchestra is performing for a dance at the Pavilion Rink this Friday evening. Plan to attend for a very good time.
The Civic Club of Pacific Grove will sponsor a class in cookery this Monday beginning at 3 pm. Instructions will include dishes that the average housekeeper should learn how to prepare.
Lost! $5 gold piece between the post office and the croquet grounds. Leave at the Review office and claim reward.
An ordinary specimen of our laundry work alongside the best effort of our competitors would prove at a glance the superiority of our laundering. Our wagon passes your door every week. Shall we order it to stop for pick up and deliveries? Pacific Grove Laundry Company. Phone Red 43.
Bishop Harris to speak
A special treat is in store for all who attend the Prayer Meeting at the Methodist church next Thursday evening. The Bishop M. C. Harris, a missionary of the Methodist church, will speak about the country of Korea. Bishop Harris has spent a number of years in this remarkable land and speaks on the subject with authority. In addition to the interest that his topic offers, librarians around the country stress the importance of getting more acquainted with the country. All who are interested are invited to attend, no donation required. II
Wright’s Hardware Store will cut your garden hose to any desired length. Buy rubber hose this week for 16¢ a foot.
Roth-Coney of Pacific Grove offers fine lines of towels, sheets, and pillow cases. Fifty feet of toweling is 6§ per yard.
Crowd for superb show disappointing
Make Phillips & Lawrey, successors to Lawrey & Hollenbeck, your headquarters for attractive wallpaper. Liquid gilt parlor paper, 4¢ a roll. Border trim, 1￠ a roll.
The Fair of Pacific Grove is featuring crystal bargains. Glassware of every description at prices to please the closest buyers. Handsome oil cloth binding, 4 yards at 22¢. IV
And your bill amounts to …
“This Woman and This Man” was presented last evening, but deserved a much
Author’s Notes I The Monterey Breakwater would become the Coast Guard Wharf. Breakwater Cove is a favorite site for scuba diving. II Korea had not yet become North and South Korea. Korea was one state until 1948. III In 1911, the impact of “moving pictures” is eroding patronage at theaters. IV People considered as parsimonious, or tightwads, were labeled “close” buyers.
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May 6, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
Times• Page 5
Pies for the wise
Pot pie maker Lori Taylor (right) and co-worker Joan Wootton of Grove Market serve up hot chicken and turkey pot pies each Wednesday. Our attention was drawn to a line of people entering Grove Market last Thursday, and learned that Thursday is Pot Pie day. These are made and served by Lori Taylor, a Peninsula-raised, former Grove Market employee who returned to the store last January. Grove Market serves up hot, hand made entrées daily. Besides the pot pies, they also offer beef stroganoff, Mexican specialties, and a wildly popular shepherd’s pie. Stop in at 242 Forest Avenue.
Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110987 The following person is doing business as Eva Lothar Images, 206 Fountain Avenue Suite E, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA. 93950; Eva Lothar, 2198 Irving Ave, Monterey, CA. 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on May 02, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 4/14/11. Signed: Eva Lothar. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 5/06/2011, 05/13/11, 05/20/11, 05/27/11.
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On a tip from an unnamed source, we ran outside to photograph a man on the tower at City Hall, ostensibly gull-proofing the roof for the upcoming seagull mating season. We rejoiced, as did the rest of the neighbors, because it meant that the maddening, repeating tape of the seagull in distress would not be distressing us (we are already mad); nor would the aroma of seagull poop knock us over every time we walked out the door. We would not have to explain to tourists that there was no seagull being tortured, and no, the smell of dead fish was not normal, as compared to the aroma of rotting kelp in the mornings which is normal.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of NANCY IVETTE RODRIGUEZ Case No. M111851 Filed APRIL 28, 2011. To all interested persons: Petitioner NANCY IVETTE RODRIGUEZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name NANCY IVETTE RODRIGUEZ to proposed name JADE DePALACIOS. 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 03, 2011 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 14. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Rd., Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: MAY 6, 2011 Judge of the Superior Court: KAY T. KINGSLEY. Publication dates: 5/06/2011, 05/13/11, 05/20/11, 05/27/11.
But alas, it was not to be. Despite what we assume were the best efforts of the We Scare Seagulls Company, the seagulls are up there making more seagulls, squawking and dancing around, pooping at will, flying over our parked cars and leaving presents on the windshields. Mr. Zimmer from Public Works is doubtless on the phone to We Scare Seagulls, and we hope for resolution.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of DUSTIN RAY KELDSEN Case No. M111873 Filed APRIL 27, 2011. To all interested persons: Petitioner DUSTIN RAY KELDSEN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name DUSTIN RAY KELDSEN to proposed name DUSTIN RAY NELSON. 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 10, 2011 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 14. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Rd., Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: April 27, 2011 Judge of the Superior Court: KAY T. KINGSLEY. Publication dates: 4/29/11, 5/6/11, 5/13/11, 5/20/11.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: Petition of TERESA ELLEN WHITE Case No. M111639 Filed APRIL 13, 2011. To all interested persons: Petitioner TERESA ELLEN WHITE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name TERESA ELLEN WHITE to proposed name TERRIE E. WHITE. 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: May 27, 2011 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept. 15. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Rd., Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: April 13, 2011 Judge of the Superior Court: Lydia M. Villareal. Publication dates: 4/22/11, 4/20/11, 4/29/11, 5/6/11.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110768 The following person is doing business as Dog-E-Stylin, 725 19th St., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA. 93950; Kimberly Butz, 725 19th St., Pacific Grove, CA. 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 04, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 03/11/2011. Signed: Kimberly S. Butz This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 04/15/11, 04/22/11, 04/29/11, 5/06/2011.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110966 The following person is doing business as SB Services, P.O.Box 1629, Gilroy, Santa Clara County, 95021; 206 Montclair Ln., Salinas, Monterey County, CA. 93905; Carolyn W. Davis, 206 Montclair Lane, Salinas, CA 93906. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 27, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 04/01/2011. Signed: Carolyn W. Davis. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 04/29, 05/06, 05/13, 05/20/11.
What we really want to know is, why do they choose City Hall and not the Police Department, too?
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110934 The following person is doing business as Flat Rate Carpet Cleaning, 13 Manzano Circle, Salinas, Monterey County, CA. 93905; Ernesto Garcia, 13 Manzano Circle, Salinas, CA. 93905. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 25, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 04/15/2011. Signed: Ernesto Garcia. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 04/29, 05/06, 05/13. 05/20/11.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110769 The following person is doing business as Mason Dixon & Co., 725 19th St., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA. 93950; John Ryan Sampson, 725 19th St., Pacific Grove, CA. 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 04, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 03/11/2011. Signed: John Ryan Sampson. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 04/15/11, 04/22/11, 04/29/11, 5/06/2011.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20110817 The following person is doing business as Medusa’s Emporium, 1219 Forest Avenue Suite E, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA. 93950; Sheree Flisakowski, 232 Grand Ave, Pacific Grove, CA. 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on April 08, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 4/8/11. Signed: Sheree Flisakowski. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 04/15/11, 04/22/11, 04/29/11, 5/06/2011.
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Times • May 6, 2011
Photos by Martin Sconduto
Marc Cabrera Money for the Libraries Money for the Schools A rap piece
Yann Brown Two solos on ukelele: Dear Laughing Doubters by Sendre Leche and Canals of our City by Beirut
PGHS Glee Club With accompaniment by Desma Johnson Just Haven’t Met You Yet
Above: Lindsey Morin I’m From Facebook Below: Erica Crisp, accompanied by Jonathon Vanderhorst Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine
Above: Jaqui Light, Natalie Hulet-Sandblom, Cassie McClenaghan, Roxy Kushner, Amira Sani, Kianna Stokkeby, of the Breaker Girls Dance Team Your Hands Right, above: Evan Thibeau I am Learning to Abandon the World by Linda Pastan, It Isn’t Me by James Lasdun Right: Ross Bullington Dead Man’’s Cell Phone Monologue Isabella Lipscomb, accompanied by Giovanni Valdivia Hello (Beyonce)
Natalie Hulet-Sandblom Good Life
Erika McLitus Idealists: An Original Piece
May 6, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
Above: Peter Sujan, Amanda Coleman, Matthew Shonman and Alec Guertin Just a Closer Walk With Thee
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Kenny Chung, Guitar, backed up by Jade Hage and Hye Jeong Jeon Oh, My Sweet Carolina Far left: Kylie Batlin Danger by Amir Sulaiman; Ma Rainey by Sterling A. Brown Left: Brian Bekker Nocturne #13 in C Minor, Op. 48 No. 1 (Chopin)
for the Arts Above: Hayoung Youn performed with Hye Jeong Jeon and Cindy Shen Deux Interludes by Jacques Ibert
Above: Alex Schramm In Your Atmosphere by John Mayer
Lindsey Morin Don’t Let It Bring You Down Right: Morgan Brown, MC Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Right: Cody Lee Charlie Brown Monologue
Above: Desma Johnson, accompanied Enoch Matsumura (Right) Allegretto from Sonate Op. 167 by C. Saint-Saens
Right: Larry Haggquist [in drag] Kublai Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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pYORK KNITTERS From Page 1 Some of the more than 300 hats made by York students for newborns at Natividad Medical Center.
York School Service Learning Coordinator Pam Sanford (left) and Admissions Director Catha Smith. Right, Jesse Blalock (foreground) made some 150 hats. Photo by Cameron Douglas
Photo by Cameron Douglas
The baby hat project started in the late spring of 2007, when students were encouraged to use their summer vacation free time to make baby hats and blankets for Natividad Hospital as a community service project. Terry Uchida taught everyone how to use the knitting looms that make it easy for even nonknitters to turn out hats in about one hour. “The first year, we delivered about 450 hats to the hospital, including 230 that were made by one student, a senior, Theresa Jardini,” said a spokeswoman. “We've been collecting hats since then and just turned in 382 plus a blanket.” Student Jesse Blalock knitted 150 of them. Approximately 20 students, parents, and grandparents worked this year to make the hats. “We'd like this project to continue over this summer as well,” said the spoleswoman. “Local business Beverly Fabrics helps to support the project by offering a discount to students on knitting supplies.” Six of the students delivered the hats to Natividad Medical Center and had a tour of the Maternal Infant Unit, making the connection to the hospital and where the hats will be going. “This helped make the project a learning experience as well - which is a strong goal of our school and York's Service Learning program,” said the spokeswoman. Students who made Baby Hats: Karen Chen Jesse Blalock (150 hats) Drea Cruchett Elizabeth Ramsay Amanda Mitchell Angela Ng Ann Marie Carothers Krista Brockman Maya Banks Ellie Smith
Andi Canto (center) is a York student from Pacific Grove who helped with the project, along with friends Tori and Jackie Prager (left & right). Along with York students are Ann Pierce (parent), Carol White (faculty), Pam Durkee’s mom (parent of faculty), Catha Smith (parent and Dir. Of Admissions) Judy Rasmussen, Maternal Infant Care, Nathan Fuentes, Executive Director Natividad Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary
Below, mom Kristin Kirkland and baby Stella Luna Bleu with York students
Photo by Michelle Manos
Photo by Michelle Manos
Photo by Michelle Manos
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Peeps Grace Ashby named 2011 Librarian says goodbye Woman of the Year by Pamela Jungerberg, Reference Librarian off to grace MIIS library Women Who Care
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula (MOWMP) will honor Mrs. Grace Ashby as its Women Who Care Woman of the Year 2011 on May 15, 2011 at the agency’s annual Women Who Care (WWC) Campaign Kickoff luncheon. Mrs. Ashby is a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the founder of MOWMP’s Women Who Care network. This group of philanthropic women volunteers (and the men who love them) raises funds to support the needs of seniors and caregivers on the Monterey Peninsula. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula programs and activities. Mrs. Ashby is also Chair of the Culinary Classique Live and Silent Auctions committee. Together with Classique event co-chairs Kathie Kandler and Julie Ann Lozano, Mrs. Ashby has helped to raise over $1.1 million for Meals on Wheels at the agency’s signature fundraising event. Additionally, Grace has volunteered at the Aids Project, the American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, March of Dimes, the Dare Program and Lighthouse Outreach Ministries. Grace has been honored with a “Heart of Gold” Award by the American Cancer Society and received a Chairman’s Award for her Feast of Aids charitable work. This year, Women Who Care will raise funds for MOWMP’s Save Our Breakfast campaign. Faced with falling donations and declining federal support, Meals on Wheels considered cutting the morning meal for the over 550 adults served by its home delivery program. Instead, the MOWMP Board of Directors launched Save Our Breakfast to ensure that frail, elderly and disabled clients who rely on the program receive a healthy start to the day. Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula invites the community to honor Mrs. Grace Ashby as the Woman of the Year 2011 at the Women Who Care campaign Kickoff Luncheon. The luncheon, to be held at Ferrantes Ballroom atop the Monterey Marriott, will include a strolling fashion show featuring clothing and accessories from Biba, Carried Away and The Clothing Store and a Candy Bar with delectable treats from Marich Sweet Shop. Tickets are $50 each. Sponsorships are also available, and proceeds benefit Meals on wheels. for information and to purchase tickets, contact MOMWP / Sally Griffin Active Living Center 700 Jewell Ave Pacific Grove, CA 93950, phone (831) 3754454 or on the Internet at www.mowmp.org.
Rabobank relocates to Pacific Grove
Community bank Rabobank, N.A. opened a branch in downtown Pacific Grove on Monday, May 2 at 561 Lighthouse Avenue at the corner of Grand Avenue, announced Harry Wardwell, regional president. The new branch is relocating from 599 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. “We recognize the importance of being in Pacific Grove and having a strong presence within the city’s business community,” said Wardwell. “This move will allow us to become more involved in the community and join together with the local chamber of commerce for events throughout Pacific Grove.” “We still have strong representation in Monterey with our downtown branch on Alvarado Street,” he added. There are four offices on the Monterey Peninsula including the Pacific Grove branch; Monterey - 439 Alvarado Street, Seaside - 1658 Fremont Boulevard, Marina – 228 Reservation Road. The new Pacific Grove location will provide customers with better access to the bank and ample parking, both on the street and in the lot behind the branch. Branch Manager Matthew Bosworth is a Pacific Grove resident and is familiar with the local business community. Rabobank, N.A. is a California community bank that provides personalized service and a full array of quality products to individuals, businesses, and agricultural clients. With nearly 120 retail branches, the bank seeks to serve the needs of communities from Redding to the Imperial Valley through a regional structure that promotes local decision making and active community involvement by its employees.
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Last night the Library was alive with laughter, curiosity, intelligence, passion, and the love of a good story, as we gathered to listen to Cara Black share how and why she writes her mysteries set in Paris. It was wonderful. During the ten years I have worked at Pacific Grove Public Library, there are not many moments when I have just sat and imbibed the atmosphere of the Library. When you're part of the staff, there is always something or somebody, (if not many things and many people), waiting for your attention. For the most part, I find the constant movement, interaction, variety of questions and responsibilites energizing. But there is something peaceful and settling about entering the Library and quietly imbibing its atmosphere. It's like a good poem or a soft melody or the company of a dear friend - it holds you and opens your awareness to new possibilities. I have worked in more than a dozen libraries during my career: public, academic, legal, even a bookmobile driving around San Francisco. But this library, the Pacific Grove Public Library, is my favorite. It's my favorite for many reasons. I love the Carnegie arches and the high ceilings. I love the Children's Room and the Landaker mural. I love the collection, which has been carefully honed to contain old and new titles - to be discovered and rediscovered by one generation, then another. But mainly I love the spirit - of the library, the staff, the community it serves. I love the staff who welcome you as you walk in the door. I love the exuberance that rings out from the Children's Room. I love the inquisitiveness of people who stop by the reference desk. I love the fact that visitors feel at home here. Because the reality is - this is part of every Pagrovian's home. The Library is the community's living room - a place where you can relax, rejuvenate, engage. There's something for everybody: books, newspapers, magazines, music, movies, eBooks to read, audio books to listen to, story times for children, events for adults. When I've entered the Library through the staff entrance, I've been inspired by the potential - for the Library to build on its natural beauty and spirit and become even more for its community. More programs for teens and adults; more workshops on writing or using technology, on cooking (during the Farmers Market), or even knitting; a speaker's circle highlighting the creativity and expertise of local residents; an oral history program; local history exhibits; game night; bookclubs, etc. There is so much I had hoped to do: to help rebuild the Library after the devasting budget cuts of 2008; to help make it a "village library for the 21st century." And so it is with some sadness that I bid the Library, its staff and patrons adieu. I have accepted an offer to join the staff at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and will begin working there next week. (I feel like I am going to graduate school: so many new resources and databases to learn, while I meet and assist students from all over the world!) I have loved being here. I have enjoyed meeting you, chatting with you, working with you. Thank you for trusting me with your questions, sharing your ideas and inspiration, lending a helping hand, being wonderful patrons. My wish for you is that your Library receives stable and secure funding - soon. And flourishes for another century or two. Best Regards, Pamela
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Advance Health Care Planning Workshop
Presented by Compassionate Care Alliance The community is invited to attend the workshop on Advance Health Care Planning that will be held Sunday, May 15 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Grove. (146 Twelfth St.) The Compassionate Care Alliance will lead a panel of attorneys and healthcare professionals on the importance of making your future health care choices known to your loved ones now. Topics will include Advance Directive Form, Choosing your Healthcare Advocate, Navigating Community Resources, Care Plans for Medical, Financial & Practical Needs and Funeral Service & Obituary Considerations. The panelists are Estate Planning Attorney Kyle Krasa who is in private practice in Pacific Grove, Dr. Leslie Foote who has a family practice in Salinas, and a representative from Central Coast Senior Services, a home health agency. Call 373-4441 by May 9 to reserve your seat and materials.
Sam Farr to talk on Peace Corps
Join us for Peace Corps, the Present and the Future, Sat., May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Peace Resource Center featuring Congressman Sam Farr who is accompanied by Aaron Williams, the Peace Corps Director. It will be a free event but donations gratefully appreciated. With so much news about war, why not come hear the message of work happening on the ground all over the world for peace? This is a rare opportunity to hear two people with vast service experience share their vision for peace via the Peace Corps. Enjoy the beautiful pictures up from ‘Celebrating 50 Years of Service’ now on exhibit at the Peace Resource Center from local Peace Corps volunteers who served in 11 different countries. Refreshments available. Call (831) 899-7322 or (831) 392-6574 for more information. Peace Corps, the Present and the Future 1364 Fremont Blvd. Seaside, CA 93955 Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 am-11 am
Library birthday party May 14 The Pacific Grove Public Library invites the community to its 103rd Birthday Party on Saturday, May 14, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Festivities start at 2 p.m. with Lulu the Clown in the Children’s Room, followed by free Face-Painting at 3 p.m. At 4 p.m. patrons are encouraged to sing “Happy Birthday” to the Library and enjoy a piece of cake. The Pacific Grove Public Library was founded in 1908 and is the only stillfunctioning Carnegie Library in Monterey County. It is located at 550 Central Ave., Pacific Grove. For more information, please call the library at 648-5760.
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Walk of Remembrance: The Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village
Saturday, May 14, 2011 2:00pm - 4:00pm Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, Ca. 93950 The Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village burned to the ground in May, 1906. Join Gerry Low-Sabado, a direct descendant of this fishing village, and Pacific Grove Mayor Carmelita Garcia to honor and pay respects 105 years later. Meet at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History on Saturday, May 14th at 2:00 p.m. for a reception and an announcement about the May 4, 2011 formal proclamation by the City of Pacific Grove honoring the contributions of the residents of the Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village. Then proceed on a one mile walk led by the Monterey Bay Lion Dance team from the Museum and along the recreation trail to the site where the Chinese Fishing Village once stood. This event is created as a cooperative project of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, the City of Pacific Grove, the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove, the Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team, the National Coalition Building Institute, and the American Civil Liberties Union. It is the community’s shared goal to honor these early settlers of Pacific Grove. Gerry Low-Sabado is a great granddaughter of Quock Mui who was born in the Chinese settlement at Point Lobos on August 13, 1859. Quock Mui is the first documented Chinese American female born in the Monterey area. She lived in the Chinese Villages on the peninsula and learned to speak five languages: Chinese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Rumsien, the language of the Indian people of Monterey. Gerry is also the great granddaughter of Quock Tuck Lee, who helped Hopkins Marine Station researchers to secure hagfish embryos used for research. He was considered a leader and he was the last person to leave the village site. Old Monterey was not only home to the Californios, but to Chinese immigrants who settled into fishing villages and camps along the coast in the 1850s. The largest village was on the Pacific Grove site. These expert fishermen built a small fleet of traditional boats and pioneered the first successful industrial fishing operation in Monterey. Their large daily catches of abalone, fish and squid were sold all over California and as far away as China. Thousands of pounds of annual catch led to large flows of income for both the Chinese, and the Monterey Peninsula. However, success led to loss, as both their industry and their village site proved too valuable to ignore. Caught in the crosshairs of the statewide anti-Chinese immigration movement, the village was forced out of existence by a 1906 fire, and eviction by the landholder. Villagers dispersed, and likewise, their once-thriving coastal community seemed to disappear into the fog. Join village descendants and the Pacific Grove community to remember the Chinese Fishing Village and the Chinese people who once thrived on Pacific Grove shores and contributed to the development of Pacific Grove and the Monterey Peninsula. For more information call (831)-277-1091 or (510) 378-0999.
Chabad of Monterey 2707 David Avenue, Pacific Grove, 831-643-2770 Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363 Church of Christ 176 Central Avenue, 831-375-3741 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741 First Church of God 1023 David Avenue, 831-372-5005 First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove 915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875 Worship: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138 Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove 804 Redwood Lane, 831-333-0636 Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th Street, 831-373-4705 Pacific Coast Church 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942 Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-647 St. Angela Merici Catholic Church 146 8th Street, 831-655-4160 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12th Street, 831-373-4441 Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818
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Lyceum, MIIS host Model UN Conference Middle School students tackle tough problems
By Cameron Douglas No one shouted, no one spoke out of turn, and the breaks happened right on time. The second annual Model United Nations Conference took place at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on April 30, where young people whose hardest choice to date might have been which “app” to get next, found themselves faced
Top: The Model UN General Assembly weighs the issues of Internet censorship. Members of the Economic and Social Council meet for an unmediated caucus. Below: (L-R) Lyceum Board members Bob DeWeese (left) and Wayne Cruzan (right), with Executive Director Tom Nelson. All are retired teachers. Bottom: The Security Council talks about the dangers of nuclear rogue states. Photos by Cameron Douglas
with some of the toughest problems in the world today. The conference is sponsored by the Lyceum of Monterey County; an organization offering “enrichment classes and events that stimulate creativity, intellectual promise and academic motivation in the children of Monterey County.” The Lyceum Model UN is open to all 5th – 8th grade students of Monterey County. It is an 8 – 10 week program that culminates in a one-day conference at MIIS. Students take part in a simulation of the actual United Nations. The purpose is to promote an understanding of geography, history and current events, along with valuable skills in research and public speaking. AT MIIS approximately 46 students from Monterey County middle schools met with each other in three separate committees to take on problems that have confounded their adult counterparts. Members of the Economic and Social Council discussed increasing political participation of women, and increasing dependency on sustainable energy. At the Security Council, students mulled over ways to control nuclear rogue states and international drug trade. And the General Assembly talked about Internet censorship and global preparation for pandemics. Mekhi Anker, Rachel Biggio, MinHee Cho, Kyle Groben, Allison Hudak, Rachel Lo, Lizzy Loh, Connor Mangan, Connor Moody, Kevin Zamzow-Pollock, Cameron Reeves, Albert Trombetta and Robert Wilkerson represented Pacific Grove Middle School, with Tiffany Jones, who teaches 6th grade Core and 7th grade social studies. The students came prepared. They had been issued study sheets that explained in detail the meaning of terms such as nuclear fallout, Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), black market, Jihad, (drug) trafficking, and Internet Protocol. “I’m impressed with the sophistication of the students, and their ability to interact,” said Lyceum Executive Director Tom Nelson. “They’ve done their homework. This is real-world learning at its best.”
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Now Showing Watercolor class presents show at Sally Griffin Center Pacific Grove Art Center’s Wednesday Watercolor Class is exhibiting via the Central Coast Art Association at the Sally Griffin Center. The show, “ Spring Collage,” runs from May 6 through July 1 with a reception on May 13 from 6-8:00 p.m. Meet artists Lisa Reed, Lyn Burghall, Rene Flippo, Julie Heilman and Sandy Lake and see their watercolor and acrylic work inspired by their weekly Wednesday classes.
Pacific Grove Art Center Through May 26th, 2011 “Out of Our Minds: Creativity From the Central Coast.”
The Central Coast Art Association’s 64th Semi-annual Juried Show.
“Evocative Images,” Abstract Acrylics by Charles Pifer
His playful abstractions are complex with creative desire and deep with life experience.
“Memory Palace,” Collage and Assemblage by Marianne Lettieri
Marianne uses vintage objects – architectural elements, documents, furniture – to tell her visual stories.
“Vistas and Valleys en plein air,” Oil paintings by Laura Williams.
Laura’s passion with the magic of mountains, streams, oceans and trees shows in her serene paintings.
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Mike Beck & the Bohemian Saints May 6th, 8pm $10 at the door • PGArt Center 568 Lighthouse Ave.
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FIRST FRIDAY PG May 6, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
Everywhere you look, lights beckon and hallways and doorways draw you in. Many merchants, galleries and businesses will be open May 6 until at least 8 PM Events Downtown May 6 Illustrating Nature
Exhibit of work by students in the CSUMB Science Illustration Program Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History 165 Forest Ave. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum
Mike Beck and the Bohemian Saints in Concert PG Art Center, 568 Lighthouse 8 PM • Tickets $10
Wherever you see a green flag, there will be a welcome light on and maybe free refreshments or entertainment. Or both! New this month: Moranda Minds computer services 311 Forest Ave.
Barry Marshall, Coastal Impressions 213 Grand Avenue
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Events and more
Up and Coming Tiny Treasures donations sought
Would you like to help support the PG Art Center with a beautiful miniature work of art? Tiny Treasures is one of our major fundraisers. The income it generates will help us to continue to serve the community in our small way. Donations of artwork should be no larger than 7”x9” including frame, and not exceed 7” in depth. Each piece must be ready to hang on a wall, with hooks or wires already attached. The office will be staffed Wednesday through Saturday from 12-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. to receive donations.
Pixies, Kings and Magical Things Final show at MPC’s Studio Theatre
MPC will begin a renovation of its Studio Theatre following the presentation of Pixies, Kings and Magial Things May 5-22. MPC Storybook Theatre presents Pixies, Kings and Magical Things, featuring The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling, directed by Carey Crockett, 7:00 p.m. Fri., 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sat., and 3:00PM Sun., May 5- 22, in the Studio Theatre at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940. Tickets $9-$15 831-646-4213 or www.mpctheatre.com
Deadline for Donations - May 20 Opening Reception - June 3, 7-9 p.m. Drawing for Artwork - July 13
Every miniature will be displayed with a box in which patrons may deposit tickets to be drawn at the close of the show. On Wednesday evening, July 13, one ticket will be drawn from each box, and the holder of that ticket will win the art piece.
SpringFest set for May 7 and 8
Pacific Repertory Theatre, the only professional theatre on the Monterey Peninsula, will hold its annual Monterey Bay SpringFest Arts and Crafts Faire on May 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The finest of artisans and crafters will be in Monterey Historic Parks Custom House Plaza displaying the best of juried handmade wares for all to see and buy. Admission is free to explore and delight over the works of juried artisans. All original works from paintings, jewelry, sculpture, and ceramics, with international foods, as well as entertaining music by crowd favorites The Troubudoors and Jim Fucello will be there to enjoy. Proceeds from SpringFest 2011 will benefit PacRep Theatre in Carmel-by-the-Sea. For more information, call 831 622 0700 x106 or visit their website at www.pacrep.org.
Classes at the PG Art Center Watercolor Class with Jane Flury ongoing, 6-9p.m. Tuesdays at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave.,Pacific Grove. This is an overview class using the limited palette method and includes the basics to experimental. Class works from still life on towards a model. Beginners welcome. Six week session $90.. For more information call 402-5367 or e-mail:email@example.com Beginning Watercolor Class with Jane Flury 9a.m.-12p.m. Thursdays at Vista Lobos, Carmel. This is an overview class using the limited palette method and will cover the basics of watercolor. Class will work from still life. Beginners welcome. 10 week session $50. Next session starts June 23, 2011. Pre-register through Carmel Adult School 624-1714 Outdoor Painting with Jane Flury- ongoing, 10a.m.-1p.m. Saturdays. Class meets at various locations around the Monterey Peninsula. All media and skill levels welcome. Lots of instruction available. $20 drop-in fee. For more information or location schedule call 402-5367 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Drawing Class with Jane Flury 6-8p.m. Thursdays at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Class will learn the basics of perspective, shadow and line. Beginners welcome. Four week session $75. Next session starts April 21. Information call 402-5367 or e-mail:email@example.com
Back: Bob Colter, Tatum Tollner, Sadie White, John Affinito, and April Deutschle Front: Oliver Banham & Adriane Oglietti Photo by Henry Guevara
Artist reception for ‘Spring Collage’
A reception will be held Friday, May 13 for the show hanging now at Sally Griffin Center. the public is invited to meet Pacific Grove artists Julie Heilman, Lisa Reed, Sandy Lake and Lyn Burghall and enjoy refreshments and a spring-themed group art. This show, sponsored by the Central Coast Art Association will be on view from 5/6 to 7/1/2011 at Sally Griffin Center, 700 Jewell Avenue in Pacific Grove. There is no cost for the event. for more information, call Maria Poroy, 641-9940.
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Up and Coming Loving Sean . . . An Evening at the Beach Club
Raising Awareness of Brain Cancer A benefit to support Sean Muhl, a twenty-five year old Pacific Grove High School alumni battling brain cancer, will be held on Sunday, May 15 from 6:009:00 p.m. at the Pebble Beach Beach and Tennis Club. The event, hosted by friends of Sean Muhl and the Pebble Beach Company, hopes to raise awareness of brain cancer in our community. Tickets are $30 for adults 22 and older and $15.00 for ages 15-21. Children 14 and under are free. The public is welcome. This benefit will feature both silent and live auctions with entertainment provided by Pacific Grove High School students. Refreshments will be prepared and served by both the Beach Club and the Pacific Grove High School culinary teams, and work by Pacific Grove High School art and photography students will be for sale at auction. All the proceeds from this benefit will help Sean, whose father taught art at Pacific Grove High School for thirty-three years, and his family pay Sean’s medical bills. Monetary donations to the family may be made payable to the Sean Muhl Foundation and dropped off at the First National Bank of Monterey or sent to Pacific Grove High School, Attention Felicia Afifi, 615 Sunset Drive, Pacific Grove, California 93950. For more information call Felicia Afifi at 831-277-9928 or go online to www.pghs.org/sean.
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Reception tonight for illustration show
Illustrating Nature, the second 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 May 7 through June 4. The public is invited to an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. May 6 at the museum, located at 165 Forest Ave. Three workshops will be held during the run of the exhibit:
May 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Demonstration of illustration techniques by students whose work is featured in the exhibit. Free .
May 15, 1-4 p.m. – Drawing Natural Objects on Toned Paper, for ages 15 and over, instructor Erin Hunter. $25.
May 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. – Natural Science Illustration, for ages 10 to 14, instructor Christine Elder. $55. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. More information is available online at www.pgmuseum.org and http://scienceillustration.org.
Julian Dawson Saturday May 14 7 pm $15/$20 at the door Call 372-0363
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, member of Plainsong and busy solo performer Julian Dawson will perform at the First Christian Church in Pacific Grove for one night only. Based in Somerset, England his music moves between pop, folk, blues and country.His unique path so far has included recording with avant-garde Germans Can to stellar co-writes and collaborations in Nashville, Austin, New York and London. With the installation of a new PA system in 1999, the First Christian Church Sanctuary has become an excellent venue for acoustic music, offered in an intimate setting. World class instrumentalists from Bill Evans to Gene Parsons and Meridian Green have performed here to be enjoyed by residents and visitors of the Monterey Bay Area. Proceeds of this concert will benefit Dorothy's Place. First Christian Church 442 Central Ave., Pacific Grove
28th Annual Imperial Owners Statewide Show
Saturday May 14, 2011 Car Show 10:00am – 1:00pm Pacific Grove Lighthouse Avenue Downtown Historic District Vote for the Peoples Choice Award Cast you ballot for your favorite Imperial 916-825-7999 • www.joanc.com
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Health & Wellness
Using your five senses
You can see that people are afraid in the way they handle or mishandle their relationships, their careers, and even their time alone. They often act as if their lives are threatened, even when they clearly are not. Although there is no real danger, still they are full of tension. The fact is, however, that something which threatens your survival is really the only one danger you ever face. So either your survival is in danger or it isn’t. It’s that simple. Nature has given you a way to know if your survival is really in danger. That way is through your senses. You have eyes to see, ears to hear, fingers to touch, a nose to smell, a mouth and tongue to taste. If you’re halfway alert, these senses will let you know when there is danger; that’s their main purpose. If you stay in touch with what they are telling you, you will notice two things: first, your senses will keep you out of danger and second, there is seldom any real danger. Suppose someone was sitting under a tree in the middle of a very peaceful meadow, and all of his senses were telling him that he is perfectly safe. And yet, he is panic-stricken. You might say that he is plain crazy, but this is more or less the way everyone is. In the middle of a completely safe situation, the nightmares in our heads are going round and round, and we’re panic-stricken, worrying about this, or worrying about that. Yet the reality is very clear: either there is danger or there is not. There are no “yes, buts.” . It’s that simple. The fact that you carry around the memory of an old danger doesn’t make the present moment dangerous. We only think there’s danger because we continue looking at those old memories, those old photographs, calling them life. You have to start using your senses to determine whether or not there is danger at this particular moment in your life. There’s
Self discovery no such thing as yesterday, there’s no such thing as tomorrow. In a sense, you’re completely naked, except for your book of photographs which you carry under your arm throughout life. You have a choice: you can believe that the book of photographs is your life, or you can look around you at this moment and realize that this is your life. Your book of memories is full of horror stories that once were true in the past. Even when you are sitting in the middle of a pleasant meadow, you think you’re in danger because your book of memories tells “stories” which on a deeper level you believe are still happening right now. Your mind is not a good evaluator of danger. Your senses are much faster than your head in that respect. You know that if something is about to stick you in the eye, your eyelid closes before your mind is even aware of the danger. Your senses are much better qualified to evaluate danger than your head. The mind is simply a registrar of every danger you once experienced, but it’s not really capable of telling you whether or not there is danger right now.
The War Is Over
We need to wake up from the dream we’re living in. There is only this moment. There is only here. The only question is: Is there danger in this moment, here? If not, why are we worried?
Transform your negative beliefs. . . transform your life. Rabia Erduman, CHT, CMP, RPP, CST Author of Veils of Separation
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy • Reiki Craniosacral Therapy • Polarity Therapy Nervous System Healing • Trauma Release CDs: Chakra Meditation, Relaxation, Meditation, Inner Guides
Your senses say, “General, the war is over” but your wounded Inner Child “the generaí” doesn’t believe it. He/she thinks she/he needs to go on working out strategies, worrying, finding every possible reason to mistrust the peace because that’s his/her job. She/he is a professional worrier, a professional soldier. But if you’re not in danger right now, you don’t have a war to fight.
Five Seconds of Bliss
Some people ask, shouldn’t we worry about other potential dangers out there? What about pollution, global warming, the famine we know will happen somewhere in the world next year, the next tornado, terrorism, and so on? You have to realize that these problems all concern the future. Everyone is worried because everyone thinks in the future tense. You’re never going to save the world by trying to save the oceans: you’ll save the world by waking up to reality. Remember: your life is only this moment, this second. You think of your life as being 50 or 80 years long, but that is not true. Your life is only this moment. If your head right now is full of pollution and worries that aren’t even here, then you’re again living in an imaginary future. You’re then creating neurosis and contributing to the fear in the world. Sooner or later, everyone is going to die. That’s the nature of things. But why live in fear until that happens? It’s better to
have five seconds of bliss than 50 years of misery. The world is what you can see and feel at this moment. That’s your world; that’s your life right now. And if right now there is no problem, then it’s that’s simple and there is no problem. If you want to do something about the oceans, become less neurotic yourself. Then you’ll be in a position, perhaps, to influence others about the ocean. Look aroung you, right now. Do you see any danger? Do you smell and danger? Do you taste any danger? Do you hear anything dangerous? Does your sense of touch tell you about any danger? If your answer is no, then lean back, take a deep breath, allow yourself to enjoy this moment. Relax deeply into this moment...
Rabia Erduman was born in Istanbul, Turkey and later spent ten years in Germany before arriving in the United States in 1983. Rabia utilizes Psychology, Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, and Trauma Release to assist clients in their process of self-discovery. Rabia also teaches tantric and spirituallyoriented workshops. Rabia is the author of Veils of Separation - Finding the Face of Oneness, and has four Guided Imagery CDs: Relaxation, Meditation, Chakra Meditation, and Inner Guides. She has also been interviewed on radio and television shows and has lectured extensively throughout the years. To those wishing to understand her work, she says, “I have found working with the combination of mind, body, and energy to be highly effective in reaching optimum balance. My life and work are about being in the moment,
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Bay School’s “Bay Day” celebrates families, food, and fun
Bay School’s 132nd “Bay Day” Carnival will entertain children and engage families with live music, games, food, and a silent auction at its annual preschool program benefit scheduled for Saturday, May 14, from 11am to 3pm. (Rain postpones to Sunday, May 15). Singer Marylee Sunseri will open this event with a half hour of children’s music, followed by three enjoyable hours of popular song from local performers “Andrea’s Fault.” The children’s carnival will also include BBQ-grilled foods created by professional chef Christophe Bony, a bounce house, petting zoo, carnival games, art activities, and a silent auction and raffles. The silent auction and raffles will feature nearly 100 generously donated new products and services from local businesses, including framed art prints, gift baskets, Carmel Valley golf, restaurant and lodging offerings, romantic and family activity packages, and many other great values. The silent auction will close at 2:15, and successful bidders and raffle winners will be announced at 2:30. Parking, general admission, and entertainment are free, while a child’s unlimited game/activity passport for games and activities will be $5. An adult lunch with a grilled steak, chicken, or fish entrée will be offered for $10, and a complete children’s lunch with juice will be available for $5. Soft drinks and bottled water will be available for $1. Located a mile south of the Carmel River on Highway 1, Bay School is a Carmel Unified School District parent co-operative preschool for children whose parents are enrolled in the Carmel Adult School Parent Education class taught by Preschool Director Jerry Speraw. The parents’ organization sponsoring Bay Day is continuing the fundraising tradition established in 1955 by the late Rosa Doner, founder of the original Bay School program, now serving a third generation of Monterey Peninsula preschool children. The Bay School Parent Co-Op Preschool Program operates Monday through Friday from 9am to 2:30pm, excepting CUSD school holidays and breaks, and offers a morning, extended day, and afternoon program for children between the ages of 2.9 and 5.9 years. Parents attend parent education meetings on Mondays from 6 to 8pm.
Medusa’s Emporium is now open
Tucked away in Forest Hill Plaza, at the top of the hill on Forest Ave. in Pacific Grove, a new Art Studio/Gallery/ Gift Shop has opened its doors for business. On May 21, 2011 Medusa’s Emporium will be holding an Open House from 3-7 at 1219 Forest Ave. Suite E, Forest Hill Plaza, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 This event is open to the public. The 950 square foot space will house works from local artists and craftspeople. This location will be the working studio of local artist S.L.Greek (from Possibilities Art Studio & Gallery) and Alberto Bonatelli (from Alberto’s Ristorante). Products will be presented in a variety of size and price ranges. Drawing, painting and collage workshops will also be forming early summer at this location. A small selection of Pacific Grove specific souvenirs is in the works as part of this stores inventory. “It is the mission of this establishment to bring the best “hand made” arts and crafts from the area to the public at large,” stated the artist owner S.L.Greek.
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Canterbury Woods Open House What are you looking for?
Join us for a “Working Lunch” – You talk, we’ll listen! It’s your chance to tell us your priorities for retirement living.
Thursday, May 19th 11:30 AM 651 Sinex Ave., Pacific Grove
To Reserve Your Seat Now RSVP 657-4193 or www.CanterburyWoods-esc.org
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Poetry and history offered in parks An afternoon of poetry at Garland Ranch Regional Park and a walking tour into the history of Monterey are among the upcoming programs offered by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (mprpd. org). Details follow. Full information on all listings found in the spring/summer Let’s Go Outdoors! Adventure Activities guide is on-line at mprpd.org.
Pathways to Poetry
Discover your poetic voice as you explore the beauty of Garland Park. Walk the trails among the trees, wildflowers and meadows to tap into your intuitive language. Become inspired to capture the magic of nature with words. Poetry is the art of a listening heart. Ages 18 and up, Saturday, May 7, 1 PM-3 PM, Garland Ranch Regional Park Visitor Center, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road, $10 (district resident), $11 (non-district resident). Instructor: Laura Bayless.
Lifestyles of Monterey’s Past
Journey into the cultural roots and rich heritage of Monterey as you discover its historic homes and secret gardens. This walking tour peeks into the lives of the city’s early ruling families and explores their influence on presentday Monterey. Enjoy stories steeped in cultural history from a renowned local historian. (Supplements 4th grade California history curriculum.) Ages 9-adult, children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult, Saturday, May 7, 2 PM-4 PM, downtown Monterey (see mprpd. org for details), $10 (district resident), $11 (non-district resident). Instructor: Monica Hudson. -Pre-registration is strongly suggested for all classes and programs offered by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD). Register online at www.mprpd.org or in-person between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (check, money order, Visa or MasterCard or Discover accepted). If space is available, there is an additional charge of $5 to register the day of the class. On-site registration begins 20 minutes prior to the start of the class. All check-in and registration closes 5 minutes before the class begins. Contact is Joseph Narvaez, at 372-3196, ext. 3.
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The Green Page Answering the Challenge
An old-fashioned skill helps restore the lighthouses
“Monarchs at Point Pinos” – Vicki Johnson
“Point Pinos: Beacon on the Coast” – Nancy Gonzalez Caro
“Running Home” – James Carroll
By Cameron Douglas Artists and quilt makers from Monterey County and beyond contributed to “Lighthouse Challenge Quilts,” as part of a fundraising effort to benefit Point Pinos Lighthouse and the Point Sur Lightstation. Lighthouse Challenge Quilts aims to help the efforts of docents and volunteers to preserve two of the oldest landmarks on the central California coast; with an estimated 20,000 visitors to Point Pinos annually. Point Pinos Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the west coast, first lit on Feb. 1, 1855. The Point Sur Lightstation sits on a huge volcanic rock 361 feet above the surf. Before it was built, many terrible shipwrecks happened there. Mariners petitioned for 11 years before the Lightstation finally opened on Aug. 1, 1889. Each quilt for the Lighthouse Challenge is required to have at least one lighthouse feature. The quilts are designed to be wall mounted as art. Most of the quilts are available for sale. Three will be on display at Point Pinos. Quilts are on display in the rear gallery at Back Porch Fabrics, 157 Grand Avenue in Pacific Grove. “So far, we’ve raised more than $1,000,” said co-organizer Claudia Sammis, whose husband Fred volunteers at Point Pinos. She estimated a total of 38 quilts
“Sunset Serenity” – Ann Rauen
have been completed by artists from around the area, and across the United States as far away as Montana. The fundraising efforts here include participation in the Pajaro Valley Quilt Show in February, and a raffle at Good Old Days in April. The exhibit is curated by Iris Frank, Patty Kennedy and Nancy McDowell. It will run until July 6, 2011. Log on to: www.lighthouseartquilt.com
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The Green Page Dan Cort in benefit for Pacific Grove Library Downtown Turnaround: Lessons for a New Urban Landscape Complete with revelations, anecdotes, and hands-on, nitty-gritty information and techniques for creating your own prosperity while saving the environment, this book breaks open creative possibilities for builders and non-builders alike. Cort asserts that the key to our survival is a back-to-the-future paradigm shift in which our deteriorating cities are revitalized and reclaimed for their practical lifestyles and community value Daniel Cort, downtown developer and visionary, espouses reclaiming cities to align with practical lifestyles and community values. He will present his vision at the Pacific Grove library at 7:00 p.m. Thurs., May 19, while discussing his book, Downtown Turnaround: Lessons for a New Urban Landscape. Daniel Cort began his career in the early seventies, when he sold his Ford Fairlane for the $2000 deposit needed to renovate a run-down Victorian. Since then he has dedicated himself to the revitalization of urban centers, using architectural heritage and natural resources as building blocks for his work. His book provides a guided tour through several downtown re-adaptations, taking the reader from neglected buildings into quality mixed use, residential and commercial spaces. In it he explores possibilities for living creatively with the environment. The event is hosted by Friends of the Pacific Grove library, “Meet the Author Series.” Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. A $10 donation to the library is suggested. Refreshments are included. The library is located at 550 Central Avenue.
Snapshot Day’s 12th Anniversary is May 7, 2011
Volunteers are needed for this one-day water-sampling event. From San Mateo County to San Luis Obispo County, volunteers head out into the 10 major watersheds that flow to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to collect water samples, conduct field measurements and contribute to valuable water quality information that assesses the health of over 100 bodies of water. This one-day event is a great way to learn about and get involved in water quality, environmental protection, and your local area. Snapshot Day locally begins at REI at the Dunes shopping center in Marina. Volunteers can obtain one-day training ahead of time, which is recommended, but not required. The training will be held at REI on April 30 from noon until 3:00 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, contact Lisa Emanuelson at 831-647-4227 or Lisa.Emanuelson@noaa.gov.
Building Safety Month An International Celebration of Safe and Sensible Structures
When you enter a house or building, most likely you assume that it was properly constructed and safe. Fortunately, your local safety experts work hard to assure building safety and fire prevention every day. It’s all in a day’s work for John Kuehl, Building Official for the City of Pacific Grove and Monterey. To help raise awareness of building safety, the Monterey Bay Chapter, ICC proudly celebrates Building Safety Month this May. The theme, “An International Celebration of Safe and Sensible Structures” highlights four areas: Energy and Green Building; Disaster Safety and Mitigation; Fire Safety and Awareness; and Backyard Safety. Across the nation, leaders and communities are promoting the use and understanding of these topics to protect lives and property. “The important work we do is often overlooked until a catastrophic tragedy occurs,” said Kuehl. “When building safety and fire prevention experts inspect buildings during and after construction, we help to ensure that the places where you live, learn, work, worship and play are safe.” Building safety and fire prevention codes address all aspects of construction, such as structural soundness of buildings, reliability of fire prevention and suppression systems, plumbing and mechanical systems, and energy efficiency and sustainability. To ensure buildings are safe requires the active participation of building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, builders, engineers and others in the construction industry, as well as property owners. “Public safety is our number one concern,” said Kuehl. “During Building Safety Month and all year long, building safety and fire prevention officials are here to help protect you, your family and our community.” Local events to celebrate Building Safety Month include Monterey Bay Chapter, ICC will partner with Home Depot in both Seaside on May 14 and in Salinas on May 21 to provide building owner safety information from 9-2. There will be free stuff donated by Home Depot. Over the last two years, nearly 4,000 people and more than 70 jurisdictions from across the United States have issued proclamations, declarations and letters of support for Building Safety Month. The ICC is a membership association dedicated to building safety, fire prevention and energy efficiency, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council. The International Codes also serve as the basis for construction of federal properties around the world, and as a reference for many nations outside the United States. Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council Foundation (ICCF), the non-profit subsidiary of the International Code Council (ICC).
Beach clean-up set for May 14 at Del Monte Beach, Wharf #2
For the benefit of the marine environment, Save Our Shores (SOS) will kick off a summer of clean beaches and ocean stewardship in Monterey County with two upcoming events in honor of World Oceans Day: a beach cleanup bonus on May 14, and a community happy hour on June 8. Save Our Shores is arguably the leader in ocean awareness, advocacy, and citizen action on the Central Coast, On Sat., May 14, from 10:00 a.m. - noon, Save Our Shores will host a beach cleanup with a twist at Del Monte/Municipal Beach located at Wharf #2 in Monterey. Participating beach cleanup volunteers will each receive one free admission ticket to the Monterey Bay Aquarium valid for entry during the Aquarium’s World Oceans Day celebration June 4-5. All beach cleanup materials will be provided by Save Our Shores, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable buckets, gloves, and bags to help decrease trash generated at the event. Check-in will be near the bathrooms in the main Wharf parking lots. To further celebrate World Oceans Day, Save Our Shores is inviting the Monterey community to join them for a happy hour entitled the Kickoff the Summer for Clean Beaches party on Wednesday, June 8, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The informal event will be held at Light & Motion, 300 Cannery Row in Monterey. The Kickoff the Summer for Clean Beaches party will help spread ocean awareness, encourage advocacy, and motivate Monterey area residents to take action for the ocean this summer in their own back yard. Light appetizers, beer, and wine will be shared with attendees at this free, informal event that is open to the public. “Through regular beach cleanups and our upcoming ocean awareness events, Save Our Shores is helping to further the culture of ocean stewardship and volunteerism that make Monterey County such a unique and special place,” says Andrew Hoeksema, Coordinator of Volunteer Programs at Save Our Shores. For more information contact Andrew Hoeksema at 831.462.5660 ext. 3 or email@example.com.