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Kiosk Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. Final performances Our Town Stevenson School boxoffice. General: $12; Students, seniors & military: $8.

• Sat. Nov. 10

Taking care of business - Page 2

Asilomar Neighborhood Arts & Crafts Fair 1150 Pico 9AM - 3 PM Bake sale proceeds to AFRP • Book launch Elin Kelsey’s new children’s book Pacific Grove Public Library 7:30 p.m. • Culinary Classique d’Elegance Inn at Spanish Bay Benefits Meals on Wheels $275/person. Call 831-375-4454 •

Cowboys at Canterbury - Page 14


Thurs., Nov. 15

Sat. Nov. 18

New school comes to town - 13

Incorporating the Pacific Grove Hometown Bulletin Nov. 9-15, 2012

Your Community NEWSpaper

Sat., Nov. 24

Vol. V, Issue 8

And the winners are...

Monarch Magic 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PG Museum of Natural History 165 Forest Ave. (831) 648-5716 ext. 20 Free •

Dec. 3, Jan. 7

Teen Gaming Night at the Library 5:30-7:30 pm For ages 12-18 831-648-5762

Through January 3

Reflections Art Quilts by Karen Flamme Reception Nov. 4, 1-3 PM Back Porch Fabrics & Gallery 157 Grand Ave., PG 831-375-4453 •

Dec. 3, Jan. 7

Teen Gaming Night at the Library 5:30-7:30 pm For ages 12-18 831-648-5762

Inside Animal Tales & Random Thoughts..............................21 Cop Log..................................3 Green Page...........................23 Heath & Well Being..............18 High Hats & Parasols..............4 Homeless Chronicles............17 Money..................................21 Otter Views.............................6 Peeps......................................7 Seniors.................................18 Sports & Leisure..............19, 20

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No stranger to election night anticipation, Robert Huitt, left, sports a vintage “McGovern” button along with his own. Huitt, a former councilmember from a decade ago, won re-election to a second term Tuesday with 3,072 votes. Center, Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tempore Bill Kampe will be Pacific Grove’s new mayor with 3,731 or 71.41 percent of the votes, while newcomer Casey Lucius, right, garnered a handy 3,456 votes to gain a first-time seat. Also winning election was Councilmember Dan Miller at 2,360 votes. Incumbent mayor Carmelita Garcia had 1,494 votes while Robert Pacelli took 1,637 and Mary Norton 1,909 votes for council seats. Photo by Al Saxe.

New face and some musical chairs on the dais By Marge Ann Jameson Pacific Grove voters ushered in a new lineup for the dais at City Hall. They voted overwhelmingly to unseat incumbent mayor Carmelita Garcia and to move Councilmember and Mayor Protempore Bill Kampe into the center chair. Councilmember Robert Huitt will retain his seat for another four years as will Dan Miller. Newcomer Casey Lucius, who campaigned hard and probably shook nearly as many hands as did Kampe, will be seated on the Council for the first time when the new slate is sworn in this December. Counted as of 6:00 p.m. Wed., Nov. 7, Kampe’s 3,731 votes seemed to indicate voter dissatisfaction with the status quo. The calm and focused man, a graduate of MIT with extensive experience in the business world, knocked on doors and conversed with wouldbe voters about their wishes and views in the long run-up to the campaign. Robert Huitt has served the city for many years, having served previously on the City Council as well as on the Planning Commission. His quiet, studious demeanor also seemed to resonate with voters.

Councilmember Dan Miller is now the only member of the City Council who was raised in Pacific Grove. The percentage of councilmembers who are from outside the city is reflective of the population as a whole, where census figures show nearly 80 percent of the population moved here from outside the area. Newcomer Casey Lucius will be the

youngest member on the Council when they are seated. A teacher at the Naval Postgraduate School with a young son, she holds a Ph.D. as does Huitt. Measure F, the proposal to change the zoning on the block where the Holman Building sits to allow for a 211-room hotel,

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Election’s Impact on PG Schools

Proposition 30 passes, -Measure A narrowly loses

Pacific Grove Unified School District Officials breathed a great sigh of relief with the Passage of California’s Proposition 30. If the ballot measure had failed, the district would have had to pay the state of California more than $940,000. The defeat of Measure A will not affect the district for the rest of this year and the following year. Measure A was intended to replace Measure X which is presently in effect and will expire June 30, 2014. Measure X now provides $267,000 an-

nually in revenue for Pacific Grove Schools through a parcel tax. Measure A, if passed, would have raised over $400,000 annually in parcel taxes. The majority of funding for Pacific Grove Schools is raised through property taxes. The past two years property values in our town have decreased. As a result property taxes have been reduced. When that occurs the school district loses funding. Conversely if property values were to once again soar so would taxes and district revenues.


Times • November 9, 2012

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Rotary Club to hear CSUMB Interim President

The Pacific Grove Rotary Club will have as speaker on Tues., Nov. 6, Dr. Edward Ochoa, Interim President of CSUMB. The meeting, this week only, will be at the Lodge at Pebble Beach at 12:00 noon. Lunch is $20 and reservations may be made by calling Jane Roland at 649-0657.

Greenwood Park Clean Water Project


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pVOTE From Page 1 went down with a resounding 60-40 percentile. The block has already been zoned for a hotel, so the question before voters was whether to allow for a 75-foot tall building with 100 percent lot coverage. The potential developer, Presidian Hotels, was apparently unable to convince voters that Presidian did not want the maximum allowable square footage. In a prepared statement, Drake Leddy of Presididian said, “I do sincerely want to take this opportunity to thank the many residents who came forward to learn about Measure F and our proposal to build a special hotel in your city. It has been a long and interesting road that brings us to this juncture. “While it appears that I most likely have misread the needs and aspirations of the Pacific Grove community, my visits to The Peninsula have opened up many encouraging possibilities for future ventures. “I have nothing but the highest regard for the City of Pacific Grove and particularly the City Staff who have been most kind and generous with their time.” Leddy held many public meetings and provided drawing of potential designs but voters seemed mistrustful of the measure as compared with the drawings. Perhaps indicative of the attitude of that 60 percent who voted against it, voter David Souten said, “Well, it would seem that the people have spoken: They like the idea of a quality hotel, but before changing the height limit based solely on a proposed major project concept, [they want to] design and define that project before doing a major zoning change to accommodate it. A ‘cart before the horse’ thing. Sounds reasonable to me.” It is as yet unclear whether Presidian will bring a more complete plan before the voters for the spring election.

Election Day: For love of country

City of Pacific Grove Community Center

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A thank you to PG voters!


With Appreciation Thank you for the confidence you have placed in me to serve as your mayor in the coming term. I look forward to representing all of the citizens of Pacific Grove and working to create the best possible future for our city. We have significant challenges ahead, yet I feel that with conviction and determination we can make the progress we need. Your continued support will be important to achieve our goals. Best wishes,

Bill Kampe Website: Email: Kampe for Mayor 2012, P.O. Box 326, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Paid for by Kampe for Mayor 2012  —  FPPC ID# 1346398 

Steadied by his daughter, Sister Mary Catherine, left, and a poll worker, Dr. Robert Alexander finishes some business — his 2012 ballot. By Al Saxe During his quest for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1968, Sen. Robert Kennedy remarked: “One man can make a difference and all men should try.” Fifty-four years after the senator’s remarks, Carmel Valley resident Dr. Robert Alexander gave life to Kennedy’s words and call to service in a stunning manner. Above all odds Dr. Alexander, five months past his 104th birthday and his body ravaged by time, arrived at his polling station to cast his vote. The World War Two veteran and son of immigrant parents was about to vote in his 20th presidential election. His first vote was cast during the Great Depression and his twentieth would take place amidst the nation’s Great Recession. Robert Alexander is a determined man. At 104 he is still very much in charge. The former naval officer is still the captain of his ship and the master of his fate. While his caretaker, family, and friends questioned the wisdom of his journey to the polling station in his weakened condition, Dr. Alexander did not. He had unfinished business. President Obama and his wife Michelle had sent Robert a gracious letter in May congratulating him on his 104th birthday and recognizing his distinguished service to our nation. Congressman Sam Farr also took note of the occasion, interrupting his busy campaign schedule to visit Dr. Alexander at his Carmel Valley home. During Congressman Farr’s conversation with Dr. Alexander it was readily apparent that both men enjoyed each other’s company. Their visit went well beyond its scheduled time and an exasperated congressional aide, after her third reminder to the Congressman that they were behind schedule got up and exited the room. At visit’s end Sam Farr graciously wished Dr. Alexander many good days ahead. Robert responded by saying: “They will be good if the day after the November election I pick up the paper and read that you have been re-elected!” Even though the doctor’s sleepless nights have become more numerous, his vision noticeably less with each passing day, and there has been an elevation in the number of his aches and pains, he was determined. Come hell or high water he intended to vote for his congressman and his president. When his friend arrived at Dr. Alexander’s home on Election Day to take him to the polls 45 minutes early, he found him dressed, awaiting his ride. Thanks to groundwork done by his daughter Susan, the polling station was alerted to Dr. Alexander’s arrival — and weakened condition. With his treasured ballot in hand Dr. Alexander strained to focus his eyes, hold his pen and mark two spots on his ballot. He had voted for his President and his congressman. His daughter and caretaker pushed his wheel chair to the ballot box. Refusing to cast his ballot from the wheel chair he stood up supported by those around him to put his ballot into the box. His unfinished business was now complete.

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As Dr. Alexander was pushed out of the polling station the enormity of the situation hit everyone present. Several workers at the polling station standing by the door gave him an ovation. A poll worker, crying, told Susan, “Your father has inspired me.” After lunch Dr. Alexander returned home. He was wheeled out to his patio where his faithful dog, Glee, awaited him. The two lingered, staring out across the woods. It was a poignant moment that called to mind a line from one of the poems of poet Robert Frost: “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.” This election day Dr. Alexander made a difference. He inspired everyone present with his love of country and his courage. Everyone present at the occasion will treasure his action forever, and so will future generations of Alexanders who will read this article in the family album in the coming years, filled with pride that they now carry his genes and his remarkable spirit.

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Marge Ann Jameson

Cop log

False alarms

Laurel Ave. It was registered. Chestnut St. It was not registered. Pine Ave. Silent robbery alarm activated. Receptionist said she was not being robbed. 12th St. Unpermitted.

Lost and found

A receipt for a wireless company was found on Pine Ave. and turned in. An iPod was found on Ocean View. Unable to identify owner. A California drivers license was found on the bike trail near the Aquarium. Able to identify owner. A wallet was found on Fisherman’s Wharf and turned in at PGPD. Owner identified, wallet returned. A bicycle was found on Alder St. and taken to the City yard. A wallet was found in the quarry in Pebble Beach. Owner was transient but a check inside apparently was made out by a relative who was contacted and said he’d have the owner claim the wallet if he heard from him. A scooter was forgotten in Caledonia Park.

Wine walk: Got to drink it inside

Hot entrées to go

Two people were observed on Lighthouse Ave. carrying wine glasses (presumably with wine in them). They were reminded, as were the establishments where they got the wine, that no alcohol is permitted outside of the business.

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A resident complained that he received a political flyer near the door at his residence on Gibson and that the person who delivered it would have had to trespass to do so. He said his landlord had also received flyers and he wanted the distributor to be admonished. He was.

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Another person on Cedar St. reported receiving election handbills which supported specific candidates and disparaged others. They were not signed but a name was found by cross referencing a phone number. The reporting party felt it was trespassing.

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A woman on 19 reported that a GPS, and iPod and some CDs were taken from her unlocked vehicle while it was parked in her driveway.

Unreasonable noise

A person on 19th complained about the noise made by the neighbor’s children and their jumpy house. A complaint came in about a family quarrel on Grove Acre. The reporting party did not want to be involved or press charges.

Unreasonable film

A person on Junipero said that her neighbor had recently had their house sanded and power washed and that a film of paint chips and powder all over her child’s toys resulted. She said there was also a bag containing similar paint chips in the alley behind the house. She was concerned that the paint was leadbased. The case was referred to Public Works environmental program manager.

Sibling rivalry becomes sibling battery

On Lincoln Ave. No prosecution was desired.

Vehicle vandalism

Someone slit the convertible top of a parked vehicle on 2nd St.

Subpoena services

Four subpoenae were delivered as the District Attorney’s server is on vacation.

Suspended licenses

In two separate incidents, people were found to be driving on suspended licenses. Vehicles get impounded when that happens. Expensive. Don’t do it.

Juveniles fighting

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A female juvenile ran into a local business and reported that four other juveniles were chasing her. The aggressors were identified and the main aggressor was arrested and cited. In another incident, a juvenile tried to instigate a fight at school and was suspended and cited.

Son reports snooping

A woman on Forest Park Ct. said her son saw someone wearing all black run across their yard from the upper portion of the driveway. Nothing seemed to have been disturbed, however.

Hits and runs

The driver’s side mirror on a man’s parked vehicle was damaged. A semi whacked a traffic signal light and road sign on Pine Ave.

Bark bark bark

On Park St. Dogs left outside and barking.

Just say no

A woman reported that a man with an East Indian accent who said his name was Henry called her and left a message offering a discount on her valium prescription. She dosn’t have a prescription and didn’t want the valium. She thinks it was probably a scam.

Weekly barbecue too smoky

A person with a business on Fountain said that the neighbor’s weekly barbecues are too smoky and are affecting her patrons.


Times • November 9, 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.

The News … from 100 years ago. County Supervisors hold special session

The Monterey County board of supervisors was called into special session yesterday to decide on support for either the San Diego-Panama exposition or the previously approved San Francisco-Panama exposition. Present were Chairman Casey and Messrs. Abbott, Roberts, Talbot, and Stirling. The board was addressed by two agents of the San Diego-Panama exposition. These gentlemen made an earnest appeal to have the supervisors divide the county’s 1915 exposition funds between San Francisco and San Diego so as to help make an exhibit at San Diego possible. These men have made arrangements to get the supervisors of Santa Cruz, San Benito, and other counties to meet at Watsonville on the 16th to consider this matter of support in unison. Monterey county tabled the question after accepting an invitation to participate in the Watsonville confab. There being nothing else to discuss, the supervisors spent the remainder of the afternoon auditing county bills and payments.

• Monterey County Real Estate company has for sale a bay view home. Located at 159 13th street, the house is large enough to support two or three rental rooms or one house-keeping apartment. Freshly painted. Inside water and privy. • A. J. Steiner has just received several train-car loads of quality coal out of Utah. Steiner now has this coal for sale at $11 per sack, delivered. Remember! Winter is coming! Have your operator connect you with Main 314 to order a comfy season. • A stock of exceptionally low-priced, high-quality waists have just been received at the Lace House. Prices start at 87¢. 1

Author’s Notes

1 A “waist” is a broad, decorative sash worn in place of a belt. References: Pacific Grove Review, Monterey Daily Cypress, Del Monte Weekly, Salinas Index, Monterey County Post, Bullions’ Grammar (1890).

Split the school district?

Some time ago, the Jamesburg school district lapsed because there were not enough children there to warrant the employment of a teacher. However, things have a way of changing. Another family has moved into the Jamesburg district. This is a large family with several children that is supporting the rejuvenation of the school district. County Superintendent Hennessey came before the board with a proposition to divide that district and make two districts of it. He emphasized that there are now too many pupils for just one teacher. Upon his recommendation, the school board reinstated the Jamestown district as a separate entity.

Mrs. Carrington’s entertainment at hand

Mrs. C. L. Carrington plans to give a special entertainment at the Colonial theater on the 11th of his month. The principal feature Carrington has chosen is a cantata called Ye Little Olde Folkes concert. There will also be musical numbers performed by the Abt orchestra, an organization which has performed on a number of occasions around Monterey County. After appearing several times in the Grove, the audiences have never failed to be enthralled by the Abt’s know-how. The program throughout will be one of much merit, and all lovers of good music should make it a point to be present. The price of admission is only 25¢ for adults, 15¢ for children.

Expert on rupture rapture here

Dr. F. H. Seeley, who once fitted the Tsar of Russia with a truss, will remain in Salinas until November 9th, at which time he will come to Pacific Grove. Dr. Seeley, a rupture and truss expert who is world renown, is at the Hardin hotel in Salinas and will be at the Pacific Grove hotel in the Grove. Dr. Seeley says: “The Spermatic Shield Truss, as now used and approved by the United States government, will not only restrain any case of rupture, affording immediate and complete relief, it will close the wound within 10 days after the beginning of treatment. This instrument received awards in England and in Spain for producing results without surgery, injections, or prescriptions. Dr. Seeley also has supporting documents from the United States government available for inspection. Dr. Seeley handles all charity cases without charge. If anyone is interested in what to do about a rupture, he will be glad to show the truss free. If treatment is accepted, payment is then determined on the basis of income. Anyone ruptured should not fail to take advantage of this opportunity.

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

Teachers extend thanks

Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363

Snippets from around the area…

Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138

The teachers and staff are grateful for the help and co-operation thus far manifested by parents and residents living in the Grove. Our ambition is to make the Pacific Grove grammar school second to none in the entire state, and there is no reason why this cannot be made so. Pearl Huyck, Principal • I own 96 acres located in Lake county. Property includes house, barn, creek, spring water (piped to house), farming implements, horses, cows, etc. I am interested in swapping for town property. Post your proposition to Box 84, Pacific Grove. Make give- or take-boot clear. Let us negotiate. • Hare-Harkins Optical Co. invites Grovians to a free cup of coffee and improved vision. Stop by 222 Alvarado street, Monterey. We will test your eyes and make up your new eyewear. We offer the loveliest of frames. Men’s monocles available. • F. E. Morgan is eager to handle your house painting, papering, and decorating. Inside finishing is Morgan’s specialty. Stop by 312 18th street evenings to discuss your job. • J. H. Lowe, 412 Willow street, Grove, will haul your trash and garbage. Leave orders at the Review office or phone Red 235.

And your bill amounts to …

• A full facial massage and shampoo can be yours for just 55¢. Call at 135 Sixteenth street in the Grove for service. Appointments are available. • The best of everything edible is at Spoon & Hicks grocery. Strawberry preserves are now on special for 35¢ for three, tabletop jars. • We have a new shipment of garden hose, just in. Heavy-duty, wire-lined hose on sale for 7¢ a foot. Culp Bros. on Lighthouse, Pacific Grove.Purchase bread checks from the Grove Bakery, and save money. Booklet of 15 checks costs only $1.87. Exchange each check for a loaf of bread whenever you like. That cost is less than the cost of 15 loaves, purchased separately.

First Church of God 1023 David Avenue, 831-372-5005

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

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Arts and Events Photography exhibition opening and reception

Up and Coming

An exhibition by imagemakers Dr. Louis Hembree and Richard Cannon will begin Sat., Nov. 10 with a reception 3-5:00 p.m. In Seaside at 805 Broadway (Frames on Broadway’s gallery). The public is invited to enjoy food and conversation and mingle with some of Monterey Peninsula’s photographic artists. Louis is a lifelong photographer, beginning his career in high school and continuing to home his skills part-time throughout his 27-year career as an atmospheric scientist in MontGrourey. He retired this past year and now devotes his time to his photographic passions: black-and-white photography, the old West, landscapes, preservation of Ft. Ord history, the coast and valleys of Monterey County and northern California, and whatever catches his interest and his artistic eye. He includes as his mentors Richard Garrod, Roger Fremier, Jack Wasserbach, Henry Benson, and Henry Gilpin, as well as fellow imagemakers and photographers. Richard is a San Jose native who retired as an executive in the aerospace industry to live on the Peninsula in 2004. He is on the board of trustees of the Center for Photographic Art and currently serves and president of the board, He is active in the local photographic community and belongs to several photography organizations, including the Imagemakers, the Independent Photographers, and the Carmel Foundation Photography Group. For additional information, visit

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Our Town follows the town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager, it is performed with minimal props and sets. Edward Albee said of the play, “While all of Wilder’s work is intelligent, nonsynthetic and often moving, as well as funny, it is Our Town that makes the difference. It is probably the finest play ever written by an American.” Final performances are scheduled for Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. The play is being staged in the three-quarter round. Seating is limited: advanced purchase or reservations are recommended. Tickets are available online at General: $12; Students, seniors & military: $8. there is a discount for tickets purchased in advance online. The play will be staged at Keck Auditorium on the Stevenson School - Pebble Beach Campus, 3152 Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach. From any of the Pebble Beach gates, follow the signs to “R.L. Stevenson School.” Our Town is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Production Team: Director, Mrs. Kim Schmittgen; Assistant Director, Ms. Anne Marie Hunter; Technical Director, Mr. Jeff Barrett; Scenic Designer, Mr. Carey Crockett; Costumer, Mrs. Flora Anderson. Information line: 831-625-8389.

Science Saturday: Monarch Magic Nov. 24 Annual Asilomar neighborhood Welcome the monarch butterflies back to Pacific Grove. Explore our monarch

exhibit and the Museum where you can create a monarch crafts, view live butterflies and caterpillars, and get your face painted while you discover what makes our monarch butterflies special. The Wheelie Mobilee from MY Museum will make a special appearance and will be located out in front of the Museum with fun, hands-on activities for our younger guests. Come to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History on Sat., Nov. 24, and drop in anytime between 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to participate in this event celebrating our wonderful monarchs. The event will be held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History at 165 Forest Ave. in Pacific Grove. If you have any questions, please contact the Museum at or (831) 648-5716 ext. 20.

Arts & Crafts Fair set for Nov. 10

The annual Asilomar neighborhood Arts & Crafts Fair is set for Sat., Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at 1150 Pico, Pacific Grove, between Crocker and Walking Trail. On hand and available for purchase will be handmade gifts, garden gifts, jewelry, original paintings and drawings, woodworking, art from found objects, photography, knit items, pressed flowers and more. There will also be a bake sale. Proceeds will be donated to AFRP. If it rains, the event will be postponed one day to Nov. 11.

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And we’re not just about kids: ADULT Programs Facility Rentals (Parties, Socials and Wedding Receptions) Golf lessons and Afro-Brazilian Drumming classes Dance Programs & Classes: Brazilian Samba, Free-style, West Coast Swing and Ballroom Scrapbooking / Photo Album Making Jazzercise, Tai Chi & Yoga Basketball (Sunday) League Dog Obedience Classes – (A.F.R.P.) Senior Services (Sally Judd Griffin Center & Meals on Wheels)

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November 9, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

Times • Page 7

Your Achievements

Peeps Marine Sanctuary seeks applicants for Advisory Council

NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary seeks to fill seats on its advisory council, which represents the public’s interests in sanctuary matters and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent. Sanctuary staff are currently accepting applications for the following seats: At-Large (2), Business Industry, Commercial Fishing, Conservation, Recreation, Recreational Fishing, and Research.  Candidates will be selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and knowledge regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Deadline for applications is November 23, 2012. Applications can be obtained by contacting Jackie Sommers, Sanctuary Advisory Council Coordinator, at 99 Pacific St. Bldg. 455A, Monterey, CA 93940 or through the sanctuary’s website at html Completed applications should be mailed to Jackie Sommers at 99 Pacific Street, Bldg. 455 A, Monterey, CA 93940 or faxed to (831) 647-4250. The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Advisory Council was established in 1994 to provide ongoing public input on sanctuary management issues. The volunteer council’s twenty voting members and five ex-officio members represent a variety of local user groups, the general public, and state and federal governmental jurisdictions. Alternates attend meetings when primary members are not available and assume a seat if a primary member resigns. Specifically, the council’s role is to provide the sanctuary superintendent with advice on the sanctuary’s resource protection, research, education and outreach programs. For more information, contact Jackie Sommers at (831) 647-4206 or view the sanctuary’s webpage for the council at advisory.html.

Collins to lead Special Kids Crusade

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Above, Eagle Scout Candidate Richard H. Ledbetter gave a presentation to the Pacific Grove Unified School District Board at their November meeting held at the Pacific Grove Adult School. Richard had previously attended the preschool co-op located on the adult school property. When it came time to choose a project for his Eagle Scout Badge, he recalled the happy times spent at the pre-school. His ambitious project included raising $1,600 in donations, spending two days with friends grading the pre-school garden to improve drainage, replacing weed cloth, designing and building arbors covered with deer netting to go over each of the garden’s planter beds, painting a toy shed, and building a large arbor over the entrance to the garden. Richard’s presentation to the school Board was presented in a gracious and confident manner.

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Monterey-based not-for-profit organization Special Kids Crusade is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jim Collins to the position of Executive Director. Jim will be leading Special Kids Crusade in its mission of developing resources, raising awareness and providing support for children with disabilities and their families. Dr. Collins joins the organization with over 35 years of not-for-profit management experience, including his most recent position as District Manager for the Monterey County branch of the San Andreas Regional Center (SARC), a state-funded community-based nonprofit corporation serving people with developmental disabilities in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. “Dr. Collins is a proven creative and innovative team builder,” says Special Kids Crusade co-founder Susan Oros, M.A. “His familiarity with children with developmental disabilities and their families, along with his depth of experience with both public and private service agencies, will further solidify the foundation and mission of Special Kids Crusade. We look forward to his helping SKC continue

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Arts and Events

Up and Coming Santa Paws photos at Del Monte Shopping Center to benefit Animal Friends Rescue Project

Bring your dogs, cats, and rabbits for pictures with Santa at Del Monte Shopping Center on Fri., Nov. 9, Sat., Nov. 10 and Sun., Nov. 11 from 10-4:00 p.m. Photos will be taken by the professional photographers of Ardent Impressions. You will receive a CD with your photos. Appointments can be made at or by calling 831-333-0722. $25 for advance reservations. Cost is $30 at the door and walk ins will be taken on a space available basis. All proceeds benefit Animal Friends Rescue Project. Norton Commando 850

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Cycles, Saddles and Chrome

New watercolor paintings by Cheryl Kampe Now showing at Jameson’s Classic Motorcycle Museum 305 Forest Ave. Pacific Grove Hours 11 - 5pm Saturday and Sunday Reception Saturday November 17th 5 - 7 pm

Steak and Oyster Dinner to benefit Portuguese Hall

What better combination could there be than a Steak and Oyster Dinner...especially with all-you-can-eat oysters, baked potato, green salad, bread, fruit, wine and dessert? Monterey Portuguese Hall will hold a gala dinner with live music at the Hall, 950 Casanova Avenue, Monterey on Sat., Nov. 17. Dinner 6:30-8:30 p.m. with all you can eat oysters Dance 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Music by: Manuel Jacinto Adults: $35 Children 10 & under: $17 For information and tickets contact Presidents Brian & Noel Teixeira at 831-2040584 or any director of the organization.

Art show to benefit Meals on Wheels

The Central Coast Art Association will host an art reception 5 – 7:00 p.m., Fri., Nov. 16 at the Sally Griffin Active Living Center, 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove. The reception, including wine and refreshments is free and open to the public. This exhibit is by various members of the CCAA and will continue through Jan. 3, 2013. Ten percent of all sales will be donated to Meals on Wheels Monterey Peninsula (MOWMP). Above, “Heading Out” by Thomas Hawley.

New exhibit opens at Back Porch Fabrics & Quilt Gallery

A new exhibit of art quilts will hang for the public enjoyment begiuning Nov. 4. Entitled Reflections, the quilts are by Karen Flamme There will be a reception for the artist on Sun., Nov. 4 from 1-3:00 p.m. The exhibit will hang until Jan. 3, 2012. Back Porch is located at 157 Grand Ave. at Central Ave. in Grand Central Station. The hours are Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sun., noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information call 831-375-4453.

16th Anniversary Culinary Classique benefit event set for Nov. 18

Come and join the fun on Nov. 18 at the Inn at Spanish Bay as Meals on Wheels hosts its signature fundraising event, the Culinary Classique d’Elegance, sponsored by the Robert and Renee Kelly Foundation, The Frisone Family Foundation and other organizations and individuals. Renowned local chefs and area designers and florists create a sumptuous six course meal and elegant table designs for guests who attend the event. Under the leadership of Founder Chef Bert Cutino, the Culinary Classique is one of the area’s most sought-after holiday events, and sells out quickly, so get your seats early. The Classique supports Meals on Wheels’ core programs for frail, elderly and disabled adults and active seniors. These include Home Delivered Meals, Group Dining and the Sally Griffin Active Living Center classes and activities. Call 831/375-4454 for tickets. Cost is $275 per seat and a portion of your purchase is tax deductible. If you have questions, contact Viveca Lohr, Executive Director or Christine M. Capen-Frederick, Development Director at Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula, Inc. at 831/375-4454 x 19 or email

PacRep Announces– A Conversation with Georgia O’Keeffe

Pacific Repertory Theatre, the regions only year-round professional theatre, is pleased to present the regional premiere of A Conversation with Georgia O’Keeffe by Constance Congdon, playing through November 11, at the Circle Theatre in Carmel. 

A Conversation with Georgia O’Keefe, staged by PacRep Artistic Director Kenneth Kelleher, is a one-woman play distilled from the life of the American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe. Featuring Equity Actress Jessica Powell as the famed artist, the play reflects on O’Keeffe’s life from her student days, to meeting and marrying photographer Alfred Stieglitz, to her seminal years in New Mexico. Constance Congdon has been called “one of the best playwrights our country and our language has ever produced” by playwright Tony Kushner in Kushner’s introduction to her collection Tales of the Lost Formicans and Other Plays. In addition, Ms. Congdon’s plays include “Casanova and Dog Opera,” “Losing Father’s Body,” “Lips,” and “Native American.” “A Mother,” starring Olympia Dukakis, and a new verse version of “The Misanthrope,” were both commissioned and produced by American Conservatory Theater. “Moontel Six” was commissioned by the A.C.T. Young Conservatory and subsequently performed at London’s National Theatre. Jessica Powell returns to PacRep, having last been seen as Sister Aloysius in Doubt (2009) and Elizabeth I in Mary Stuart (2008). Performances run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m., in the Circle Theatre of the Golden Bough, on Casanova between 8th & 9th Avenues in Carmel.  “…O’Keeffe” begins with one discount preview, Fri., Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. and opens Sat, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., followed by a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sun., Oct. 28.  Performances continue Friday

and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. through Nov. 10, and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m., weekends through November 11, in the intimate Circle Theatre, located on Casanova St. between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Ticket Information. General admission single ticket prices range from $16 to $35 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, Carmelby-the-Sea. Business hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 4pm. Telephone (831) 622-0100 or visit www. 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 STAR Foundation, The Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, The Chapman Foundation, and the Harden Foundation, among many others.


831-622-0100 or for info A Conversation with Georgia O’Keefe FRI Oct 26 7:30pm (preview) SAT Oct 27 7:30pm (open) SUN Oct 28 2:00pm (mat) FRI Nov 2 7:30pm SAT Nov 3 7:30pm SUN Nov 4 2:00pm (mat) FRI Nov 9 7:30pm SAT Nov 10 7:30pm SUN Nov 11 2:00pm (mat/close) See for directions and further details.  

November 9, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

Will: Surfer and extreme athlete, now a homeless youth Homeless Chronicles

Erika Fiske Will used to be the epitome of a California surfer – muscular, a boyish look, a pro in gymnastics. He could ride waves as easily as most of us walk. He could do it all. But not anymore. These days the 22-year-old wakes up on fire, with his feet in buckets of cold water, and his dreams gone. Will is one of many homeless youths who call the streets of Monterey Peninsula home. But unlike the others, he must deal with a rare and painful neurovascular disorder for which there is no cure— erythromelalgia. The disorder involves blood vessels which become blocked off and on throughout the day, causing severe burning pain in the lower extremities and feet. The heat and pain can be triggered by anything from high temperatures, pressure and mild activity to exertion, insomnia or stress. In other words, just about anything. These days, instead of striving to be the best and brightest, Will just tries to survive. That can mean finding a place to park his motor home at night, where police won’t come knocking on the door; or hanging his red, hot feet out the window on a cool night; or asking a passerby for change, so he can save for day-to-day expenses. What happened to Will could be blamed on bad decisions, or just bad luck. He probably pushed himself a little too much. At his website, he says he was an “extreme sports athlete,” coaching and practicing gymnastics daily, surfing every morning, biking to work as a lifeguard, teaching kids to swim, and working toward a bioengineering degree. Then, one day, he started limping in pain. The pain was diagnosed as plantar fasciitis, in which the connective tissue on the sole of the foot becomes painfully inflamed. Will went to doctors. He was told to ice and rest the foot. That didn’t work. Then he was told to wear a soft cast. That’s what eventually led to the erythromelalgia. Last week Will stopped at A Safe Place in Monterey to have breakfast with a small group of homeless youths from the area. Seated at the table, surrounded by food, he looked like a boy of 14. “Erythromelalgia is extremely rare,” Will said. “One in 300,000 get this. I have burning pain if I’m too warm, or if I walk or stand about 20 minutes. And it’s incurable.” The throbbing and burning began while the cast was in place. “It cut off my circulation and killed the nerves,” he said. “Sodium channel overactivity resulted in extreme burning. When it’s 75 out, it feels like 120 to me.” To cool off, Will soaks his feet in bowls of cold water. He’s suffered from erythromelalgia for three years now. At his website, this is how Will describes his life: “Every day I wake up feeling like my feet and legs are on fire. I force myself to wake up and get out of bed and quickly dunk my feet in the water that I keep next to my bed. It instantly feels like the fire is being put out, but at a price. To put out the fire feeling I have to change my body temperature drastically, and it feels horrible. The instant I touch my feet to the cold water I cringe, because of the painful cold sensation…. But it’s way better than feeling the fire. The fire is horrible. It feels like a chemical burn all the way down to the bone. I feel this every day, and it drives my crazy. “After 30 to 40 minutes of dunking my feet in cold water, I stick them under a fan for even longer. When the water leaves my skin, it makes my feet feel even colder. I do this on and off until my feet feel literally like ice cubes, and they are black/purple at this point. This is when I can walk. And this happens every single morning, and every time I try to walk, and every time I get too warm. I have erythromelalgia, and this is my life. I follow shadows, jump in freezers at the store, anything to stay cold. If I’m not cold, I’m on fire, and it’s the worst feeling I’ve ever felt in my life.” Because of his disability, Will applied for SSI. “I’ve been denied twice,” he said. Will can’t really turn to his parents for help anymore. Dad has other children to care for and lots of bills. Mom just isn’t well. “My Mom is in L.A. and suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). She’s a street person, and she’s really, truly crazy. She uses a lot of drugs, and her friends are the same way,” he said. The stress that impacted Will’s mother came in part from having a daughter with major medical issues. Despite all her problems, Will’s Mom was able to help him in one way. When a friend went to jail, she was given a motor home, which she then passed on to Will. He now lives in the vehicle with a girlfriend who suffers from a vasospastic disorder called Raynaud’s Syndrome. “She’s really cold and I’m really hot, so we neutralize each other,” he said. For money, Will does whatever he can. He’s always looking for books and such to sell on eBay, and he published a book of his own through Kindle—”The Plantar Fasciitis Survival Guide.” At his website,, one can read about his struggles with erythromelalgia, look at photos, browse through his college records, or make a donation. And finally, there’s always begging on the street. “One time I made $140 in a hour of begging,” he noted.

Will had to give up on his dream of a career in bioengineering, making prosthetic limbs and building robots. If he uses his hands too much, the erythromelalgia worsens. Now he’s planning on a degree in counseling at CSUMB. Someday when he’s sitting at a desk, talking with clients, he’ll have those burning feet in bowls of cold water, out of sight, under the desk. Will is a survivor.

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Food Bank donations accepted at firehouse

The City will once again participate in the Food Bank for Monterey County’s annual canned food drive. The drop-off location will be at the Fire Station (600 Pine Avenue).  The Food Bank will pick up through the 1st week of 2013. Drop off will be 24/7. Anyone wishing to make a cash donation can do so directly with the Food Bank for Monterey County (website or mailed to 815 West Market St., #5, Salinas, CA  93901).


Times • November 9, 2012

Her name was Lola This is a story about a friend. Charles LaGreca was a chef who worked for a family in Pebble Beach. Our relationship developed because of (what else) our mutual love of animals. He had stopped by the benefit shop looking for a crate for a new puppy he was acquiring, our short business visit evolved into a long conversation and, now, many years later, I thought it appropriate to pen some of the warm wonderful tales he told. One of these was about our local treasure, Doris Day, who has become the angel for many homeless and unwanted beasts. I will quote his words as they mean more coming from him: “When Ms. Day lost her only son, Terry Melcher about two years ago shortly before Christmas, I was profoundly moved at the effect it had on me. A voice kept telling me to write a letter of condolence, but I thought “why me, what can I say?” He thought about it for a time and finally found the commonality between himself and Ms. Day. “The love and loss of the two legers and four legers”, her words from a 1990s television interview about her life. He began his letter: “Dear Ms. Day, this may seem totally inappropriate coming from someone you have never met, but as a young boy, seeing you in Pillow Talk, you have been a beautiful part of my life. I feel so bad hearing about the passing of your beloved son. I have lost both two legers and four legers in my life.” He went on to tell her about the most recent, wrenching departure, that of his beloved Blizzard, a Samoyed who had been his buddy for fourteen years. He enclosed snapshots of Blizzard at six weeks and shortly before she died. He had moved to the Monterey Peninsula where he had visited from Southern California from time to time... Reading that Doris Day did her own marketing at Safeway he and Blizzard camped out for a couple of hours, hoping to catch a glimpse of her. “I said that she might not care about seeing me, but knew she would have greeted the pup as she was the quintessential platinum Doris Day/ Dietrich canine” Charles was disturbed because a week after losing her son, the media had ambushed her at the market, mercilessly snapping her picture which appeared on the cover of National Enquirer. He closed with hope that she could feel the love, respect and prayers from people around the world, people who knew or simply loved Ms. Day for the pleasure she had given everyone and the kindness she had demonstrated over the years. March 7; three months later, was a bittersweet day, it was his mother’s birthday and the anniversary of Blizzard’s passing. When he picked up his mail there was a letter that caught his eye. On the back of the envelope was a note written in red ink,

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Above: Lola Below: Doris Day and friend

“sorry I missed you both at the market”…He pondered before opening the letter…”now, who did I miss at the market?” Inside was a card with a beautiful photo of Doris Day and her best friend “Biggest”. Her message was kind and tender, comforting him about the loss of his “Blizzard Angel.”... The sadness dissipated and Charles realized that it was time to find a new four legged companion. Doris Day has always been a favorite of mine. I have seen her number of times going about her business

Support our troops during the holidays Operation Care and Comfort (OCC) will be sending special Christmas care packages to our deployed troops on November 14.  For these packages, the organization needs small unbreakable Christmas ornaments, Christmas lights, small Christmas wreaths that can be decorated, watch caps, Christmas cards and letters of support, blank Christmas cards for the troops to send home, blank CD’s, DVD’s, small games, comic books, and anything to remind them of home and that we are thinking of them. The troops are also asking for fleece blankets. Since 2003, OCC has sent over 440 tons of care packages to our troops. In addition, OCC will be adopting military families for Christmas under its “Adopt a Military Family” program. Funds are also needed to purchase items for these projects. OCC is an all- volunteer organization. All donations are tax deductible.  If you wish to help with either of these projects, please call Joan at 625-5128, or send checks payable to Operation Care and Comfort, c/o Joan, 25350 Pine Hills Drive, Carmel, CA  93923.  Deadline for drop-off or pickup for the Christmas packing for our troops is November 8. Our troops need and deserve our support.

quietly in her community. I admire, in fact, adore, her for her tireless battle to end the suffering of animals, even providing a hotel where they can stay and/or have tea... I swooned at her movies when I was young watching her with Rock Hudson and cried through Love Me or Leave Me. She is a tremendous singer, actress and humanitarian. I am grateful that she touched the heart of my friend who, because he received her letter, which offered him solace after his loss, the light came through, and inspired him to try again. Charles and Lola moved away some years ago, but I will never forget them. The story began when he came by the shop for a crate (which I loaned him) a week later he returned with an adorable ball of fur. Lola Rosie, a Samoyed puppy, they visited often. . Lola would trot into the shop and help herself to tennis balls, toys and pillows, she was beautiful and, mischievous, very reminiscent of a blond “girl” singer in the forties who captured everyone’s heart and still does.. Charles told me the story not in any sense to exploit Doris Day, but to confirm that no matter the station in life, despite fame and fortune we are all alike. Simple, good folk are always good, if it is their nature... Jane Roland is the manager of the AFRP Treasure Shop at 160 Fountain Avenue and a member of Pacific Grove Rotary Club, she lives in Monterey with her best friends, her husband, John; Brandy and Lilah, the dogs, and Toby and Sammy, the cats. Please let her know if you have animal “tails” you would like shared with the public.

Elin Kelsey, known for her ground breaking book about whales (Watching Giants:The Secret Lives of Whales) is coming to the Pacific Grove Public Library at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15 to launch her latest children’s book, just out this September. She will also read from new work she is writing for adults. Kelsey is an award winning author of more than a dozen environment and science based books for adults and children. In her newest book, You are Stardust, she has partnered with illustrator Soyeon Kim. “As the title and author’s background hint at (Kelsey is an environmental science educator), it’s a science picture book, a beautifully written one filled with seven intricate dioramas from Kim — little theatrical productions, elegantly rendered,” writes Julie Danielson in Kirkus Reviews. At the event Kelsey will talk about how she partners with scientists around the world, to shift the environmental narrative beyond “doom and gloom” towards hope, happiness and resiliency. Last year Kelsey won the Green Earth Book Award with her 2010 children’s book titled Not Your Typical Book About the Environment. Research for her 2008 book Watching Giants: The Secret Lives of Whales was supported through a Writerin-Residence position with Conservation International Mexico. In addition to her books, academic publications and professional reports, Kelsey’s work has been published in New Scientist, BBC Wildlife, Conservation Magazine, Bay Area Parent, Green Teacher, and numerous online sites. Suggested donation to benefit the PG Library is $10, free for children; refreshments are included; books (for children and adults) will be available for purchase.

‘Coping with Grief During the Holidays’ workshops

Hospice Foundation will present two free workshops, “Coping with Grief During the Holidays,” on Sat., Nov. 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, 72 East San Joaquin in Salinas and on Sat., Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 800 Cass Street, Monterey. Local author and grief counselor Judy Tatelbaum, MSW, will present tips and offer suggestions about how one can successfully navigate. Representatives from local grief support programs funded by Hospice Foundation will be on hand to offer information and answer questions. There is no charge to attend. Call 3339023 for seating reservations or information, or go online

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November 9, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

Roses and kayaks: Parks District offers weekend classes

The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District ( is offering a class on the roses of California and a kayaking adventure at Elkhorn Slough among its upcoming nature programs. Information on these two programs is below. To learn about all the activities of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, see its new Let’s Go Outdoors! guide or go to

Coming Up Roses

Roses, also known as “the dew of the heavens,” have a rich history in culture and medicine. Join us as we learn about the roses of California, their ecological connections and botanical uses. Then make edible rose petal jelly to take home for an added to your experience. Instructor: Elizabeth Murdock. Ages 11-adult, Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Garland Park Museum, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road, $15 (district residents), $17 (non-district residents), plus $15 materials fee.

-Discover Elkhorn Slough

Glide the tide discovering the awe that is Elkhorn Slough. Paddle your kayak listening to a symphony of sights and sounds that surround you. Combine the excitement of learning to kayak with the many wonders of life along the shoreline. This tour is great all levels of paddlers. Ability to swim required. Instructor: Kayak Connection. Ages 5-adult, each minor must be accompanied by a paid adult, Sunday, November 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Moss Landing, North Harbor, $50 (district resident), $55 (non-resident), plus $15 materials fee paid at site.


To register online, go to and register with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Walk-in pre-registration is accepted Tuesday-Friday, 11 AM to 1 PM at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (checks, money orders and credit cards accepted).  Preregistration is required for all fee-based classes and is strongly recommended for all free programs. No day-of-registration for fee-based programs will be accepted. For more information, please call Joseph at 372-3196, ext.102, or send an e-mail to

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Pumpkin reduction: It’s the season and Richard is the chef this week Pork Chops with a Syrah pumpkin reduction sauce/marinade 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup water ¼ cup vegetable stock 1 cup Otter Cove Syrah 2 cloves garlic minced 3 tablespoon pumpkin puree 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 6 table spoons brown sugar 2 table spoons dried rosemary, crushed 4 pork chops Whisk together the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, Syrah, garlic, olive oil, and rosemary in a bowl. Pour 1/3 of the marinade into a re-sealable plastic bag. Add the pork chops, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Set the remaining marinade aside, this will be used for the sauce. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grill. Remove the pork chops from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade from the bag. Place pork chops on the grill and cook until the pork is no longer pink in the center, 4 to 7 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness. In a saucepan bring to boil the 2/3 of the marinade. Add pumpkin and vegetable stock stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to simmer for 3 minutes. Serve over pork chops. Pretty simple recipe but adds lots of flavors of the season. Add seasonal vegetable for more flavors. You can also add chopped roasted chestnuts to the sauce. I made some wild rice, carrots, and yellow squash to compliment the whole dish. The Wine: Otter Cove Syrah 2010. I just released this wine on Monday. It is a single vineyard from the Santa Lucia Highlands. It was aged in French oak barrels for 22 months. This is a lot smoother than my previous vintage. Drink now for

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the smoothness. The darker fruits and tannins will be more prominent later as the wine ages in the bottle. You’ll get white pepper notes up front, earthy smoky undertones, with a hint of plum on the finish. It’s very well balanced from start to finish. The flavors of the sauce paired amazingly well with the Otter Cove Syrah. The Syrah varietal is a dark skinned grape and has a long history from the Rhone region of France. It was first introduced to California in the 1970’s. It is now grown in other regions of USA but mostly produced in California. The Syrah can be used as blending as well as a single varietal. It can range in different flavor profiles depending on the region to winemaking styles. I’ve seen Syrah blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Grenache, Mourvedre, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Franc… It does make a nice

blend and “completes” the wine. Not a lot of places carry this wine since I just released it. You can, however, get it at Constance Wine Room/Otter Cove Wines tasting room in Carmel. The cook/chef: It’s me…I wanted to do something that integrated some seasonal ingredients. The pumpkin added a nice element to the sauce. The flavors of the season thicken the sauce and complemented the pork chop amazingly well. Taste if for yourself. Your mouth will thank you for it. I come up with some of the recipes myself, tweak others and I also use local chefs. It really depends on my mood. If you have suggestions or comments, please email me at: Richard@ Cheers!


Times • November 9, 2012

Glenn Miller Orchestra enchants at Pacific Grove’s Center for Performing Arts

Talk on cyber security offered

World Affairs Council (WACMB) offers as its luncheon talk “Cybersecurity: Are we headed toward a cyber Pearl Harbor or 9/11? “ NPGS Professor Dr. Dorothy Denning will offer trends in cyber threats and where we may be headed. Thursday, November 15, 2012; 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rancho Canada Golf Club, 4860 Carmel Valley Road. Auditors (lecture only) free at 12:40 p.m. Luncheon $25 Members, $35 Nonmembers; Advance payment required by November 9 by MC/VISA ($2 extra) or Check; vegetarian meal optional.  RSVP (831) 643-1855.  Registration

Monterey Library sets annual used book sale

On November 1st the Glenn Miller orchestra thrilled over 350 attendees at the Pacific Grove Performance Art Center. The feeling was more than mutual as the Orchestra is looking into a return date to the Peninsula as they plan their 2013 schedule. Said one couple, Jack and Joanne Branson, “It felt like we were in high school again.” Marc Paulhus with the Performing Art Center is happy to have brought the orchestra in. He is looking at future events for the Center, beginning with a world renowned ukulele player. Updates to follow soon. Photo by Tony Prock.

Tell us how you really feel

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library will hold their annual Giant Used Book Sale on Sat., Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. 5 p.m., in the Library Community Room.  There will be a members-only preview sale on Friday, Nov. 30, from 3 - 5 p.m.  Nonmembers are welcome to join at the door.  Choose from a huge selection of gently used books at bargain prices. On Sat., from 4-5 p.m. fill up a shopping bag with books for only $5.  (Bring your own bags, please)  All proceeds go to purchase new library books and other materials.  For information call 831-646-5602.  The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific St., Monterey. 

Monterey Library presents puppet show

The Monterey Public Library presents "The Frog Prince", a puppet show with Fratello Handcrafted Marionettes, on Thursday November 15, at 4 p.m. Children ages 5-up are invited to attend and admission is free. For more information call 831.646.3934 or visit www.monterey. org/library. The Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.

Watch football, eat sandwiches, and get a free prostate screening

A Pacific Grove resident left no doubt to her neighbors regarding her thoughts on what she felt was the ill timed Measure F. Apparently a large majority of voters felt the same: the measure lost by almost a 60-40 margin. Photo by Shelby Birch.

If it’s Monday, it must be football and sub sandwiches…and prostate screenings? Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is holding a “guys night out” on Mon., Nov. 19, with bigscreen viewing of the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Chicago Bears and free submarine sandwiches and prostate screenings. Prostate cancer is the secondmost common cancer among men, following skin cancer. It can often be found early by testing the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a man’s blood. PSA tests will be provided in a private, confidential setting. The event is open to men 45-70 who have not been diagnosed with prostate cancer and have not been screened in the last two years. It will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the main conference rooms at Community Hospital, 23625 Holman Highway, Monterey. Registration is required by calling 888-45-CHOMP (888-4524667).


MPC receives grant to help math, science students

Congressman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) praised the announcement that Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) will receive up to $1.85 million over the course of five years to continue the TRiO Math/Science Upward Bound Program, which seeks to encourage low-income and first-generation high school students to pursue math and science majors in college and eventually careers in the field. The six week academy simulates the college environment by having students from all over the United States live at the University of California, Santa Cruz and study marine biology through classes in marine biology, mathematics, communications, foreign language, and computer skills. The program goes beyond preparing the students for academic success by having students also attend a personal development class to increase their understanding of themselves, others and the college experience.  “The youth of today will determine our world of tomorrow,” said Congressman Farr.  “It is more essential than ever for our young adults, and future leaders, to be knowledgeable about the increasingly important fields based in science and math so they can be key players in our future economy.  I am delighted that this grant seeks to accomplish this by enabling MPC to aid disadvantaged youths in gaining access to a college education and open the doors to a valuable career.”   Since 2008, the program has repeatedly surpassed the expectations of what allotted funds are intended to achieve.  More than twice the number of students the program was funded to serve actually enrolled.  Each year of the program, between 98 and 100 percent of these attendees stayed for the entire session, an amount which surpassed the goal of an 80 percent retention rate.  After the students completed the program, more than 89 percent of attendees went on to enroll in a postsecondary school, a quantity which exceeded the goal by 9 percent.  At least 90 percent of students then stayed in college, a rate which drastically exceeded the goal of 60 percent.   “Since its inception in 1990, TRiO Math Science Upward Bound has been a dynamic part of Monterey Peninsula College Student Services,” said MPC TriO Director Laurence E. Walker, dean of Student Services.  “MSUB strives to deliver outstanding STEM services to underrepresented high school students, while promoting careers in math and science.  Unique in its delivery of services, MSUB provides hands-on learning, academic support, exposure to professionals and a residential college experience. For over 20 years, MSUB has served this outstanding population, helping students make the transition to higher education.   In my twenty-five years as an educator, I am constantly inspired and rejuvenated by the “good work” of our TRiO professionals who year after year foster the personal growth and academic success of low-income, first-generation college students. TRiO Works!” With this grant, underprivileged teens will continue to receive the support and experience they need in order to drastically increase the possibility of studying science and math at a postsecondary school.

Times • November 9, 2012

Gladys Stone School moves to Pacific Grove By Al Saxe The Pacific Grove Unified School District and the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) have joined forces to insure autistic and special education pre-school children in the district continue to receive services necessary for their development. These services were previously performed at the Gladys Stone School in Marina. When the building they occupied was turned into a high school, Pacific Grove Unified School District stepped in to help. The district’s David Avenue campus, now partially occupied by the Monterey Bay Charter School and the Community High School, had vacant classrooms. As a result the Gladys Stone School was able to relocate to Pacific Grove. The selection of Pacific Grove as a site for the school was not without meaning: Gladys Stone School is named for a previous Superintendent of the Pacific Grove Unified School District. and was the first female superintendent for the District. Under her tenure the first summer school program in the state of California was initiated in Pacific Grove. Gladys Stone was instrumental in establishing a school to help students with special needs. Her dedication to this matter was driven by the fact that she also had a child who needed special attention. Rick Miller Assistant Superintendent of PGUSD working with MCOE officials brokered an arrangement where the MCOE would pay for the improvements needed to make the David Avenue site suitable for the new school. This involved a fenced playground, restrooms and interior improvements. The cost of the project was $139,000. In exchange for these modifications PGUSD will lease back to MCOE the facility for a 10-year period. The Gladys Stone School opened in October and preschool children are bused to the school from Salinas, Monterey and Pacific Grove. Instructional staff from the Pacific Grove Community High School and Gladys Stone School are exploring ways the older students might mentor the younger ones, including the possibility of involving preschool students in the Community High school’s garden project. Right, top: Students and teachers have settled in to their new quarters. At right, playground equipment awaits recess time on a foggy Pacific Grove Day.

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Times • Page 15

Election Day

Tom Stevens FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20122052 The following person is doing business as LAYLA ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY and CREATING MEMORIES, 367 San Juan Grade, Salinas, Monterey County, CA 93906. MARISSA GUTIERREZ, 367 San Juan Grade, Salinas, CA 93906, and RAUL Z. GUTIERREZ, 367 San Juan Grade, Salinas, CA 93906.This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on November 6, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Marissa Gutierrez. This business is conducted by a husband and wife. Publication dates: 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/12.

File Number: 20122056 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) are doing business as: Fictitious Business Name(s): Steinbeck Commons, 10 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901, County: Monterey Full Name of Registrant: CDT CMI Steinbeck LP, 2875 Michelle Drive, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 98606 Steinbeck Apartments 2012, LLC, Washington State, 1911 65th Avenue West, Tacoma, WA 98466 This business is conducted by: a limited partnership. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business names listed above on N/A. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). Signature of Registrant: Stephen W. Page, Manager of Steinbeck Apartments 2012, LLC, General Partner of CDT CMI Steinbeck LP This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Monterey County on October 25, 2012. NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Except, as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to Section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). CERTIFICATION I hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct copy of the original on file in my office. Stephen L. Vagnini, Monterey County Clerk Expires: October 25, 2017 Original Filing 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/12

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20122052 The following person is doing business as WINERY WOODS, 1014 Del Monte Blvd., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. LEWIS B. SHANKS, 1014 Del Monte Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950 and BARBARA C. SHANKS, 1014 Del Monte Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93901. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on October 25, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Lewis B. Shanks. This business is conducted by a husband and wife. Publication dates: 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/12.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20121935 The following person is doing business as KhanBernier, Joint Venture Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay Green Chamber, Monterey Bay Sustainability, Sustainable Monterey Bay, 1054 Driftwood Place, Salinas, Monterey County, CA 93901. CHRIS KHAN, 1054 Driftwood Place, Salinas, CA 93901. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on October 4, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 8/8/12. Signed: Chris Khan. This business is conducted by individual. Publication dates: 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9/12.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20121984 The following person is doing business as DC Events and Design, 299 Cannery Row, Suite G, Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940. Dominic Camany, 544 Lighthouse Ave. Suite A, Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on October 15, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a . Signed: Dominic Camany. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9/12.

Otter Views Resolved to make sprightly use of Daylight Savings Time, I set off for my neighborhood polling place at the unaccustomed hour of 6:30 a.m. It was a beautiful misty morning. A little north swell cornering around Lover’s Point prompted a brief sea view detour.ऀऀOn still mornings, PG’s rocky shoreline can atomize even small surf into a fine floating vapor, part salt, part air, part fog. One of these ghostly blankets clung to the shoreline Tuesday, rising and falling as softly as breath, muffling the thump of incoming waves. Seen through a slowly turning prism of mist, the early sun looked golden and smoky. As its rays probed the fog, sparks of color flashed on slick water, like rings on a sorcerer’s fingers. As the morning warmed, this atmospheric kaleidoscope soon thinned and vanished. Turning inland, I chose a street off my usual grid and followed it uphill. Chunky green name-anddate boards mounted beside front doors bespoke this neighborhood’s antiquity. So did the big oaks, pines and cypresses that had lived long enough on that street to buckle the sidewalks. I trod respectfully over their roots, as some of these trees had shaded the canvas tents of stiff-collared Chautauqua-goers. An elementary school’s fence diverted me into a newer neighborhood with smoother sidewalks but fewer old trees. The absence of Chautauqua-era shade seemed to have emboldened these homeowners. Some yards showed ambitious banana belt landscaping that would have startled the ancestral Methodists. At length a cluster of “no electioneering” signs and a steady commerce of cars announced the polling place. Over the years, the exigencies of school and work have made me a voter of the slack mid-day hiatus, when near-empty polling places can prompt gnawing doubts about the democratic system. But this a.m. voting produced a sort of caffeinated elation. By the time I arrived, every booth was full, and a line snaked back from the sign-in table. Happy to join so many others, I also felt grateful to live in a state that doesn’t suppress unwanted voters in the name of fraud prevention. After inking in my chosen arrows, I turned in the ballot packet, received a “Yo Vote” Monterey County sticker, and wondered how to wait out the hours until TV coverage of the results would begin. On this elec-

tion day, those hours promised to pass anxiously. Much strong feeling had been roiled up. The act of voting is usually quick and eventful. You mark the ballot, and certain specific results are set in motion. This candidate is elected, or that one. A tax will be raised, or it won’t. Zoning is altered, or it stands. Even if your vote doesn’t produce a winner, simply marking the ballot feels like positive action. You’re doing something. The lead-up to voting is much longer and less edifying. This seems especially so in a media-saturated era of “attack ads” that hammer the nation’s fracture zones. The recent presidential and Congressional campaigns stoked latter-day Civil Wars between red and blue; rich and poor; young and old; worker and owner; immigrant and native-born; true believer and infidel. Certainly America has endured far darker times and far worse internal schisms than these. But seldom has the nation been force-fed such billion-dollar media buys of anger, fear, deception and accusation. After so many months of vitriol, voting seemed a profound relief. Hoping to savor that relief for a while, I drove out to Asilomar to check the surf. A handful of riders waited far offshore while head-high combers thundered toward the beach. After a few minutes, a set of huge blue waves broke seemingly in mid-ocean, virtually closing out the bay. I decided to remain on land. While I was walking the beach, a graceful motion sequence caught my eye. It was a line of pelicans gliding low over the ocean toward Carmel. Twos and threes and long vees of pelicans have enlivened previous walks, but I had never watched the big birds encounter heavy surf before. This was a revelation. A stiff southerly wind stymied the gulls, petrels and crows that beat effortfully into it, but the pelicans employed a different strategy. As each flight of pelicans topped the roadside dunes, the leader angled toward the ocean and descended to within a wingtip of a breaking wave. Fluid as air or water, the trailing birds dipped their wings and fell in line precisely, casting a kinescope of pelican shadows along the cresting wave tops. As I watched, I realized they were using the surf’s updraft to accelerate into the headwind. It was a purely beautiful spectacle -- as serene, graceful and inspiring as our politics are not.

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File No. 2012-1901 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Gonzales Packing Company, 3rd and Alta Streets, Gonzales, CA 93926, , County of Monterey Full name of Registered: Horwath & Co., Inc., a California corporation, 2590 Harriet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90058 This business is conducted by: a corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on January 1, 1965. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/12 /s/ Patrick R. Horwath, Secretary/Treasurer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Monterey County on September 28, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20121997 The following person is doing business as A1 PRECISION AUTO REPAIR, 1523 B Del Monte Blvd., Seaside, Monterey County, CA 93955. YOUSIF KATO, 1022 Funston Ave. Unit #3, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Oct. 17, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Yousif Kato. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23/12.

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Pacific Thai Cuisine (LD)

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Takara Sushi Japanese Restaurant (D)

Sushi, Tempura, Teriyaki, Hot Noodles. Open seven days-a-week, 5-9 p.m.

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Grand Ave. Liquor & Deli (L)

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EUROPEAN-GRI LL Phoebe’s Cafe at Asilomar (BLD)

Warm atmosphere, fresh baked goods, lite bites and luncheon specialties. Outdoor deck and open to all year round. Coffee, tea, beer and wine.

Fandango Restaurant (LD)

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Joe Rombi’s La Mia Cucina(D) A locals favorite for 16 years. Open Wednesday- Sunday starting at 5pm. 2011 Voted Best Italian.* 208 17th Street . ............... 373-2416


Peppers MexiCali Café (LD)

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Fishwife Seafood Café (LD)

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November 9, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

Times • Page 17

Out and About with Seniors

Make This a Golden Age Modern Health and Rheumatoid Arthritis (if appropriate and in consideration of Western medicine). RA may be best treated with a combination of East-West modalities and lifestyle changes to maintain vitality and mobility.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is the second most common form of arthritis affecting millions of Americans, and associated with swelling, redness, and possibly deformity in the hands. However, those hard nodules on the finger joints may be Osteoarthritis (OA), and it is important to differentiate the type of arthritis you have for proper treatment. While OA is degenerative joint disease, RA is an autoimmune disease affecting the cartilage of the joints and surrounding tissue. RA is suspected when pain, redness, swelling, fatigue, and stiffness occur – particularly in the small joints of the hands and wrists. Overtime chronic inflammation leads to joint destruction, and can result in deformity such as “swan neck hands” and impaired ability to perform daily tasks. Its causes are unknown, but are linked to genetics and environment. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 1.5 million adult Americans were diagnosed with RA in 2007. RA is 2 – 3 times more prevalent in women than men, beginning between ages 35 and 60. There is no known cure. Western diagnosis is made according to symptoms and blood tests including Rheumatoid Factor. Therapy includes NSAIDS (anti-inflammatories) and DMARDS (disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs). NSAIDS reduce inflammation and pain during the early stages of RA, however joint destruction continues. A combination of DMARDS may stop progression of the disease, but are not always used due to side effects. Another potential tool in the treatment of arthritis is CMO. CMO(cetyl myristoleate), discovered by a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, shows potential benefit for arthritis by prohibiting production of inflammatory prostaglandins in the body and acting as a joint lubricant. CMO may be found in over-the-counter supplements for arthritis and joint health. Complementary therapies for RA can include supplements and Traditional Asian Medicine. Natural supplements such as krill oil, ganoderma (reishi mushroom) turmeric, and some Chinese herbs are popular anti-inflammatories that can decrease pain. Note that caution is important with anti-inflammatories, particularly if you are taking a blood thinner or daily baby aspirin. Traditional Asian Medicine classifies Rheumatoid Arthritis as “Bi Zheng” Painful Obstructive Syndrome: impairment of the flow of Qi and blood in the channels (energetic pathways) of the body. Cold, damp, heat, and previous injury all contribute to painful obstruction. Acupuncturists use multiple modalities to treat RA. Those in remission may be easily affected by wind, cold, and dampness. The acupuncturist uses warming moxa (Chinese Artemesia) in combination with acupuncture and cupping to relieve pain. Protein-rich warming foods help decrease internal cold, while Tai Chi improves mobility. If a flare-up of RA occurs, treatment changes. A flare-up may be signaled by increased pain, redness, and swelling. TCM treatment includes acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and anti-inflammatory pain relieving herbs

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New You

Times • November 9, 2012

Health and Wellness

Who is living your life – your subpersonalities or you? A Subpersonality is a set of positive qualities contaminated by programmed, faulty beliefs, attitudes, and feelings, which assumes an autonomous (independent) identity within the psyche. It has a rigid, narrow viewpoint based on its own special set of interests. Often Subpersonalities will be at war with each other. Lot of contradictions. The main intention of Subpersonalities is to protect the Child. They start splitting off from the subconscious at different ages in infancy and childhood. They help the Child develop strategies to avoid pain, and to make sure the Child’s survival will be taken care of. If there is a lot of conflict in a family, the Inner Cynic may try to help the Child get distance from the pain with a cool, sarcastic attitude towards the family. “What else can you expect from these people?” If one parent is an alcoholic, the Inner Rescuer could come forward to take care of the parent, and be nice to everybody, so that the Child’s needs still would be taken care of. “If I give enough, I’ll get my needs met.” If one parent is very judgmental, and the other parent passive and weak, the Child has to chose which one to sympathize with. Either the Inner Judge will come forward saying, ”You should do better. You are not good enough.”, or the Inner Victim will come forward saying, “I can’t do anything right, poor me!” And then, there is the Inner Rebel... If the Child’s upbringing is very rigid and

Rabia Erduman

Self discovery limiting, it has to chose either to confirm― Mr./Ms. Together― or to rebel―Inner Rebel― against it. The Inner Rebel knows how to say “NO”, stand up for the Child, in an attempt to keep some sense of indentity and freedom. If the Rebel gets stuck in saying no, she/he loses touch with a bigger picture, and even though at times when saying “YES” would be a higher choice, it is out of question. Subpersonalities help us as children survive. Then, we grow up. By the time we are an Adult, the Subpersonalities are so stuck in their ways, that they fail to see that our situation is entirely different now; we have inner and outer resources we didn’t have as kids, we are physically strong and capable, we have a capacity to handle emotions, we can take care of ourselves . . . Many times Subpersonalities can be so single-minded about protecting the Child, that they have no idea that there is an Adult Self present, which creates inner conflict. Once they start seeing the bigger picture, they align themselves with the Adult instead of the old conditioning, and a happy, healthy Inner Family is created.

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Some of the Subpersonalities are: Inner Judge (I. Critic), I. Cynic (I. Scientist), Clown, Mr./Ms. Together, Nun/Monk, King/Queen, Warrior, Rebel, Victim, Lover, Adventurer, Rescuer, Persecutor, Artist, Dark Woman/Dark Man . . . Biography Rabia Erduman was born in Istanbul, Turkey and later spent 10 years in Germany before arriving in the United States in 1983. She has traveled extensively in Europe, India, and Bali and is fluent in English, German, and Turkish. Rabia has a B.A. in Psychology, and

uses the Clarity Process, Alchemical Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, and Trauma Release to assist clients in their process of selfdiscovery. She teaches Chakra Balancing, Intuitive Touch, and Spiritual Awakening workshops. Rabia has been in private practice since 1983 and teaching since 1984. An inspiring lecturer, Rabia has given talks on chakras, hypnotherapy, past life regression, and living life in ecstasy, among other topics. She has also been interviewed on Radio and Television Shows. 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. 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, free of fear and the feeling of separation. Deep joy is a natural expression of this process.”

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November 9, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

Times • Page 19

Pacific Grove High School Breakers

Sports Last home game this season Shoe Game this weekend at Carmel

Breakers win over King City in the final home game, a game made special by a “zombie dance” by the dance team. One more game coming -- Shoe!

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Times • November 9, 2012


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The next PGA tour event you watch, I want you to really watch how the tour players start their approach to hitting the golf shot. The PGA Tour player usually stands behind the ball to look at the target, then they walk next to the golf ball and always place their golf club down FIRST, aiming it at their intended target. Next they grip the golf club, and -- most important -- lastly they set their feet and the stance. The amateur player usually reverses it. They walk up to the ball, set their feet and stance and grip the club then they aim. Try it the way the best players in the world set up, it really works to lower scores.

Hot Shot Free throw is coming

Come show off your basketball shooting skills at the 2012-2013 Elk’s National Hoop Shoot Basketball Free-Throw Contest and The Peninsula Elk’s Hotshot Basketball Skills Contests Sat., Nov. 17 – 5:30 p.m. at the Pacific Grove High School Gymnasium Sponsored by the P.G. Recreation Department and the Monterey Elk’s Lodge This FREE competition is open to children, ages 8-16* who reside in the Pacific Grove Unified School District. Competitions are separate for both boys and girls, in three age divisions: Hoop Shoot – *8-9 year olds *10-11 year olds *12-13 year olds Hotshot – *8-10 year olds *11-13 year olds *14-16 year olds *Age is determined as of April 1, 2013. First-place winners will compete in the Peninsula finals. Hoop Shoot (Free Throws) – Saturday, December 8 @ Boys/Girls Club @ 9 am Hotshot (Skills) – Saturday, March 9 @ P.G. High School @ 6 pm No pre-registration needed for the City contests -- call the Recreation Department at 648-3130 for more information, or email –


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In keeping with its mission statement, the Big Sur International Marathon has continued its support of local charities through distribution of grant funding. This year, $220,000 in grants were awarded to 76 organizations on the Monterey Peninsula and in Big Sur.

November 9, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

Times • Page 21

Personal Finances

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Commuters: Here’s the scoop on Lighthouse Ave. in New Monterey The City of Monterey is advising motorists who use Lighthouse Avenue between Monterey and Pacific Grove to expect much longer than usual delays for the next month during daytime hours due to a construction project by Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST). The construction project limits traffic to one lane in each direction through the intersection of Lighthouse Avenue and Reeside Avenue between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The lane restriction on Lighthouse backs up traffic on Hawthorne Street and some of the side streets that feed into Lighthouse. The City of Monterey’s Traffic Department is trying to minimize the total

number of days that Lighthouse Avenue will have constricted flow, while the contractor adheres to good construction safety practices. Engineers will continue to find ways to ease some of the congestion and may develop and implement temporary traffic flow patterns during the construction project. Please obey temporary construction traffic signs and pavement markings. During the construction project, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes between Monterey and Pacific Grove, including Holman Highway 68 / Hwy1.

Adult basketball league registration now open

City of Pacific Grove Rec Department

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2013 Adult Basketball League, played on Sundays at the P.G. High School gymnasium, starting on January 13. Teams may make payment at City Hall, (300 Forest Ave.) or by phoning (831) 648 – 3100. Registration will be limited to the first six (6) teams to register, in each division Again, space is LIMITED, so sign up early. (Note: Dec. 12th is the Registration Deadline) A managers’ meeting for the Adult Basketball League on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 7:00 pm at the Pacific Grove Community Center, (Kuwatani Room) 515 Junipero Avenue, Pacific Grove. It is very important that a team representative attend this meeting. FEES: $600 per Team* (Payable to the: CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE.) (This Fee is for a 9 game Season. Teams not playing a minimum of 9 games will receive a Refund, pro-rated) NOTE: Teams with 75% of P.G. residents on the team, pay the Resident fee. See Don Mothershead for details. MAIL YOUR TEAM PAYMENT TO: The Rec. Office at 300 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, 93950 or you may pay over the phone or in person. Again this season, we will be offering three (3) divisions in which you may choose to play: 1) ‘A’ Division


Open to all serious players.

2) 6’ and Under Division - Team Managers may ask staff at any game, to measure an opposing Player’s height if there is a question or concern.


Players are serious and must be no more than 72-1/4” tall;


Recreation Department staff will measure all players.

3) ‘REC’ Division = *$550 / team (Rec. division only, No Awards) a. Open to all recreational teams w/ a $50 discount (due to no awards) Hope to see you at the managers’ meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in the Kuwatani Room, at 7:00 pm. (see address above) Please note: The city has joined a professional sports management association called S.A.N.C.R.A. (Sports Association of Northern California Recreation Agencies). As a result, there are behavior standards that will be in effect. Also, a minimum of five teams are needed in a division. Contact Donald Mothershead at 648-3130 for more information. You may also e-mail Don at Contact Donald Mothershead at 648-3130 for more information. You may also e-mail Don at

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MST Project Details

The MST’s JAZZ Bus Rapid Transit project is a $5 million infrastructure improvement project funded with state and federal funds bringing approximately 40 to 50 construction jobs to our community. Project components include construction and reconstruction of bus stops along the Fremont/Lighthouse Corridor – the busiest public transit route on the entire Peninsula – to improve accessibility to persons in wheelchairs according to requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as new and upgraded traffic signals that will be synchronized to improve traffic flow from the Monterey/Pa-

cific Grove border, through downtown and out Fremont Street to the Seaside border. MST is funding the cost of programming these new and improved signals so that traffic will flow smoother along Lighthouse Avenue – not only for buses but for all vehicles moving through the corridor. MST is also funding decorative sidewalk improvements at the 3 intersections under construction in concert with larger planning efforts to improve the streetscape of the entire Lighthouse Corridor. Any questions or concerns about this project should be addressed to Anne McGrath,  Communications & Outreach Manager for the City on Monterey at (831) 646-5692.

JUST RUN! coming to town along with Big Sur Marathon

For aspiring half marathoners or Pagrovians wanting to share the race excitement, the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay is offering two shorter distance fun runs on race weekend. The Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K and the JUST RUN! Just Kids 3K will be held in Pacific Grove on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 8 and 8:15. The races begin on the town’s main street, Lighthouse Avenue, amid colorful Victorian storefronts, and run along the scenic coastal waterfront, with a finish near Lovers Point Park. The PG Lighthouse 5K was started last year at the urging of then assistant city manager Jim Becklenberg. “This race gives us a chance to showcase our hometown,” said Becklenberg. “We’re excited to have the Big Sur Half Marathon team organize a race that takes place entirely in our city.” He and the Big Sur team developed a route that includes the historic downtown, city parks, residential areas, the PG Public Library, the Museum of Natural History, and the scenic shoreline with its crashing surf and beautiful vistas. With the larger Half Marathon taking place along the Pacific Grove shoreline the following day, the city is eager to promote the city to the full audience of weekend runners. Approximately 1,200 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the two Saturday races beginning at 8 and 8:15 a.m. A field of 9,000 is expected for Sunday’s Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay which also winds through downtown and along the coastline all the way to Asilomar. Headquarters for the Saturday races will be at Jewell Park with race day registration and post race festivities including 5K awards, post race food and musical entertainment. The local Kiwanis club plans to host a $5 pancake breakfast, and all participants will receive a race t-shirt. Key sponsor Rabobank will also be onsite throughout the event. Registration for the PG Lighthouse 5K and JUST RUN! Just Kids 3K races is available online at until November 9, or Friday at the Health & Fitness Expo held at the Monterey Conference Center between noon and 6 p.m. Race day registration is also available. Prices for the 5K are $30 for adults 18 and older and $20 for youth 17 and younger. Prices for the 3K are $5 for children ages 5-17 and $20 for 18 and older.  Sunday’s Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay is sold out. For more information, contact 831-625-6226 or

Hoop Shoot Sat. Nov. 17

Come show off your basketball shooting skills at the 2012-2013 Elk’s National Hoop Shoot Basketball Free-Throw Contest and The Peninsula Elk’s Hotshot Basketball Skills Contests Sat., Nov. 17 – 5:30 p.m. at the Pacific Grove High School Gymnasium Sponsored by The P.G. Recreation Department and the Monterey Elk’s Lodge This FREE competition is open to children, ages 8-16* who reside in the Pacific Grove Unified School District. Competitions are separate for both boys and girls, in three age divisions: Hoop Shoot *8-9 year olds - *10-11 year olds - *12-13 year olds Hotshot *8-10 year olds - *11-13 year olds - *14-16 year olds *Age is determined as of April 1, 2013.

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First-place winners will compete in the Peninsula finals. Hoop Shoot (Free Throws) – Saturday, December 8 @ Boys/Girls Club @ 9 am Hotshot (Skills) – Saturday, March 9 @ P.G. High School @ 6 pm No pre-registration needed for the City contests Call the Recreation Department at 648-3130 for more information, or email –

November 9, 2012 • CEDAR STREET

Times • Page 23

The Green Page Zero to the street in nothing flat New electric motorcycle is clean and fun

By Cameron Douglas Get your motor runnin’ Head out on the highway Looking for adventure In whatever comes our way (“Born to be Wild,” Steppenwolf) When Mars Bonfire penned that tribute to motorcycle culture in 1967, it’s doubtful anyone knew those bellowing, kick-started machines would one day evolve into something silent and without gears. Without clutch. Without gasoline. And still a blast to ride. While electric cars struggle with high cost and limited top speeds, the $7,700 - $14,000 Zero Motorcycle leaps off the line and flings itself down the road at 70+ mph. The other numbers look good too. Range: up to 114 miles. Cost to operate: $.01 per mile. Battery life: up to 308,000 miles. With five models from street to offroad, Zero has something for everyone. And here’s the best part: Zero Motorcycles is an American business, headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, where they are assembled. It began there in 2006, with a product and company called Electricross, originated by Neal Saiki, a NASA engineer. The Electricross was a cross between a mountain bike and a motorcycle. Since then, another engineer named Abe Askenazi came over from Buell Motorcycles, and he is credited with laying out the 2013 line, aiming to compete with gasoline-powered bikes. The manufacturer claims the Zero’s power-to-weight ratio is the best on the market, electric or gas. The batteries are also of interest. Zero claims to use only second-generation lithium-ion cells to ensure against thermal runaway [fire]. There are other innovations to these

Shhh: Monterey Police Sgt. Michael Sargent says the Zero motorcycle recently purchased by the department is maneuverable and easy to handle. It’s also very, very quiet. bikes, including a new throttle technology for improved control over acceleration. And that acceleration is good: 0 to 30 happens in less that two seconds. Locally, the City of Monterey Police Department has purchased a Zero electric motorcycle, specifically a 2012 model DS (Dual Sport). Aside from the addition of lights and siren, the bike is bone-stock. The DS is billed on the Zero website as “agile in the dirt, quick on the street.” For police use, it is delivered with handlebar protection, crash bars and utility bags. In a press release from Monterey Police Sgt. Marty Hart, “The [electric] motorcycle can be used in crowds or indoors because of the absence of exhaust.

Save Our Shores Monthly Beach Cleanup Salinas River on Nov. 10

Come lend a hand for pollution prevention at the Monterey Monthly Beach Cleanup taking place this month on Saturday, November 10, at Salinas River State Beach. Cleanup hosted by Save Our Shores, all cleanup materials provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, reusable bags and/or buckets to help decrease trash. Monterey Monthly Beach Cleanups take place at alternating locations on every 2nd Saturday of the month. Meet at Salinas River State Beach at Sandholt Road. Check in will be in the main parking area south of the Moss Landing Harbor. Locations can always be found at Save Our Shores is the Central Coast leader in caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy and citizen action. Our core initiatives are Plastic Pollution, Clean Boating, and Ocean Awareness. Over the last 30 years, Save Our Shores helped to establish the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, prevent offshore oil drilling and cruise ship pollution, and today focuses on educating youth about our local watersheds, tackling pollution on our beaches and rivers, implementing our renowned DockWalker program, and providing our community with educated and inspired Sanctuary Stewards. For more information visit:

The lack of emissions opens up many different uses for the police officers such as: Patrolling public lands such as parks, dirt trails, running paths; event safety and crowd control; general patrols of dense pedestrian areas and city streets; stealth patrols such as drug enforcement, burglary, security, and other situations where silence is an advantage.” The Zero is a silent as a bicycle. As it approaches, all you hear are its tires rubbing on the ground, an indiscernible sound amid crowd noise or an argument. Sgt. Michael Sargent rides it for Monterey PD. He describes the Zero as, “very maneuverable and easy to handle.” In an email to Cedar Street Times, Hart further reports that the DS can hit speeds up to 80 mph. Battery life is

about 110 miles, enough for a full shift of patrolling. Because of its small size and weight, the electric can reach places that are inaccessible to larger bikes or patrol cars. Some basic specifications to the Zero DS (equipped with 9kwH system): • High-efficiency, double stator axial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor with integrated forced-air cooling. • 80 mph maximum speed, 70 mph sustained. • Patented lithium ion intelligent battery pack. • Range: 112 miles / 9 hours • Can charge off 110 or 220 volts. • 57.3” wheelbase • Curb weight: 340 pounds. • Carrying capacity: 340 pounds. • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $13,995 • Equivalent fuel economy: 480 MPGe MPGe is miles per gallon equivalent, using an EPA approved formula to calculate how far an electric vehicle can go using the same amount of energy contained in a gallon of gasoline. Another DS model with a 6kwH system goes six hours and 75 miles per charge, gets 267 MPGe, weighs in at 297 pounds and retails for $11,495. Look to Zero Motorcycles for more cool things in the future. “Zero is developing groundbreaking technology on a daily basis,” said a Zero company representative. “With applications for both the dirt and street, Zero continues to be a leader in electric motorcycle development.” Hart says the Department ran tests on two occasions prior to purchase. Officers rode it in a variety of situations, day and night. Monterey PD utilized the Zero for the Moto GP gathering on Cannery Row last July, with very positive public feedback. “The officers favored its versatility,” says Hart.

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Times • November 9, 2012

Real estate Bulletin 574 Lighthouse Ave. • Pacific Grove • (831) 372-7700 •

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Bill Bluhm, Broker (831) 375-2183 x 100

Featured rentalS Houses 4/3 Ocean Views PG 1/1 Cottage/fireplace stack w/d pets OK PG

1111 Lincoln Ave.

Pacific Grove Super cute Pacific Grove cottage amid the oaks in quiet neighborhood. Two bedrooms, one bath, double paned windows, one car garage and a fully fenced, tiered backyard. All appliances included. Great starter!

Offered at $445,000




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4 SW of 10th Ave. on San Antonio

Carmel Located just steps away from the beaches of Carmel and a brisk walk to Carmel-by-theSea’s shops, art galleries and world renowned dining, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath Carmel gem has spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Pebble Beach. Clancy

Offered at $3,850,000


D’Angelo (831) 277-1358




4760 Sea Crest Drive

Offered at $695,000

Offered at $380,000 DiNg

1127 Miles Avenue

Offered at $599,000

Offered at $785,000



3095 Marina Drive, #36

Marina Nicely maintained 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo unit in a well-kept gated community. Enjoy the living room fireplace, large kitchen or sitting on one of your two decks. One car garage and landscaped grounds.

Arleen Hardenstein (831) 915-8989



195 Paddon Place

Marina Five year new 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home in lovely development. Granite counters and maple cabinets in the kitchen. Master suite with walkin closet, over-sized soaking tub and tile shower. Private balcony and a two-car garage.

Helen Bluhm (831) 277-2783


1122 Seaview

Pacific Grove $445,000 2BR/1BA Open Sat 2-4 1111 Lincoln Ave. X Buena Vista Ave. Marilyn Vassallo 831-372-8634

Pacific Grove $380,000 2BR/2BA Open Mon 1-4 1001 Funston Ave., #5 X Patterson Ricardo Azucena 831-917-1849

Pacific Grove $645,000 5BR/2BA Open Sun 1-3 1122 Seaview Ave. X David Ave. Al Borges 831-236-4935

Pacific Grove $785,000 4BR/2BA Open Sat 1-3 1127 Miles Ave. X Presidio Al Borges 831-236-4935



Monterey Secluded 3 bedroom, 2 bath hidden treasure located just a few blocks up the hill from downtown Monterey. Fireplaces in living room and master bedroom, plenty of decking and a low maintenance yard.

T.J. Bristol (831) 521-3131

open houSe liSting - nov 10th - nov 12th

Al Borges (831) 236-4935

988 Madison Street

Pacific Grove Look at this property! 5 bedrooms and 2 baths! Remodeled 5 years ago with a new kitchen! New hardwood floors! New doors! New windows! 2 car garage! 9,000 sq. ft. lot! Open floor plan! Great home for entertaining!

Pacific Grove $380,000 2BR/2BA Open Sun 12-3 1001 Funston Ave., #5 X Patterson RE- Betty Pribula 831-647-1158

Offered at $415,000


Offered at $645,000

(831) 917-1849


Pacific Grove Impeccable remodel with ocean views make this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home everything you’ve been looking for. Cathedral ceilings, skylights, wood floors, travertine tile, granite counters, stainless appliances, recessed lighting and a 2 car garage.



Pacific Grove Wonderful 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,292 sq. ft. condo. Brand new kitchen with tile flooring, stainless steel appliances and granite counter top. Crown molding throughout. Plantation shutters in bedrooms. Se Habla Español Ricardo Azucena

Bill Bluhm (831) 277-2782

Pacific Grove Picture perfect, immaculate 1892 vintage beach cottage located in the P.G. Retreat. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home features Carmel stone fireplace, wood floors, high ceilings, updated systems plus garage. Close to ocean, town and rec trail.

Deane Ramoni (831) 917-6080


1001 Funston Ave., #5

Seaside You will be AMAZED at the upgrades this 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath Seaside Highlands “Oyster” home possesses. Grand marble staircase, tile floors, granite and stainless in the kitchen. All this and a view of the bay and city lights.


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Al Borges (831) 236-4935

Featured liStingS

Monthly $2,900 $1,375

Offered at $630,000

Joe Smith (831) 238-1984

Market SnapShot (as of November 6, 2012) Pacific Grove Single Family

Number of Properties

Median Price

Average Price

Days on Market

Current Inventory


$792,750 $1,315,204


Properties in Escrow





Closed Sales October 2012





Closed Sales Year to Date





November 9th, 2012 Issue  

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