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Kiosk Sat, Nov. 26

Monarch Magic 11AM - 3 PM Pacific Grove Museum 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove Free Family Event •

Mon. Nov. 28

Cooking workshops PG Farmers’ Market 4-6:30 PM •

Mystery solved - Page 2

Remember? - Page 9

Hot Shot - 11

Mon., Nov. 28

City Christmas Tree Lighting On Central in front of the Museum and in Jewell Park 5:30-8:30 PM •

Tues., Nov. 29

Christmas at the Inns Tour $20 Call Chamber of Commerce 373-3304

• Fri., Dec. 2

Monterey Choral Society “Got Holidays” Warm-up Concert 6:30 PM Canterbury Woods 651 Sinex-PG RSVP 657-4193 or www.

Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2011


Pacific Grove Community News

Vol. IV, Issue 11

• Sun., Dec. 18

I Cantori di Carmel Winter Concert 1:30 PM Canterbury Woods-651 Sinex-PG RSVP 657-4193 or www.

• Sat. Dec. 3

Stilwell’s Fun in the Park Caledonia Park 10 AM - PM Santa, Snow Queen Refreshments, Petting Zoo Games, Bounce House Free • Sat. Dec. 10 Pet Food Drive 4 pet businesses Bestpet Care & Supplies, 167 Central Ave.; 2-5 PM Bring or buy pet food for pets in need •

Tree Lighting and Caroling Mon. 11/28 • Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Festivities at Jewell Park includes live entertainment by school bands and choruses, followed by caroling and refreshments at Chautauqua Hall and Santa’s first visit to town.

Christmas at the Inns Tues. 11/29 and Wed. 11/30 • Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Visit 10 Bed & Breakfast Inns decorated for the holidays in Victoria-era splendor. $20 per person for both nights. Limited number of tickets sold. Entertainment and light refreshments served. You may purchase tickets online at, and you will need to pick up your tickets at 584 Central Avenue, the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce.

Holiday Light Parade Thurs. 12/1 • Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Inside The Arts ...........................9, 13 Cop Log.................................3 Events ..................................13 Food ....................................15 Green Page ....................15, 16 Health & Well-Being ..... (dark) High Hats & Parasols .............4 Legal Notices.......................14 Opinion...............................14 Peeps .................................7, 8 Rain Gauge ...........................2 Shelf Life ...............................6 Sports ..................................11 Trudeau on art .....................10 Young Writers’ Club...............6

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The lighted parade starts down Fountain Avenue and turns left onto Lighthouse. It will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams, equestrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus.

First Friday Pacific Grove Fri. 12/2 • Time: 5:00 – ??:00 p.m.

Stores open late for shopping. Refreshments, entertainment. No cost. At 8:00 join the crowd at Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., to see Mike Beck and the Bohemian Saints in concert. Music starts at 9:00 p.m. Cost: $10. Mike Beck and The Bohemian Saints is an irresistible old fashioned guitar band.

Stilwell’s Fun in the Park Sat. 12/3 • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Caledonia Park in downtown Pacific Grove (behind the post office) is the site of this huge holiday party. Lots of wintry fun for all! Featuring Santa’s arrival on a shiny PG fire truck, Frosty the Snowman, Snow Queen, hayrides, petting zoo and lots of entertainment. No cost.

Thanksgiving message from our Poet-in-residence Dr. Barbara Mossberg Washington, D.C., for Thanksgiving, and in honor of our parents, whose remains lie in Arlington National Cemetery, heroes, both photographers, poets, and teachers, steadfast in fighting for doing right by earth and each other. I am giving Ansel Adams' images and words to the Occupy Washington tent library Poetry/arts section. Adams lobbied in Washington, D.C., on behalf of earth policies. His work is intrinsic to our national spirit and how we rise to honor the legacy of American imagination and challenge. He responds to the majesty of natural landscapes preserved in national areas by laws representing civic values that in turn were shaped by words of poetry and artistic images responding to natural landscapes . . . . Art and public policy, art and law, art and civic life, moving us forward, in ceaseless rhythm, as humans and trees feed each other in vital breath exchange, inextricably connected for mutual survival and flourishing. The challenge of our nation's natural beauty, now preserved: how to do justice to the human life on this land of equivalent beauty, equivalent clear respectful sight. Adams' philosophy of respect is conveyed through artistry. What laws of kindness are equal to our mountains? Kindness, a word of "kind" which is three-quarters "kin"-we are related, all of us are relations, and humanity has everything at stake in figuring out how we belong to each other and our earth. Americans originally lived here in tents. Here where people camp in the rain to express hope in better ways of common kindness, poetry and art belong, are central to the call to our national imagination, rooted in conscience, to see majesty in the human spirit, to preserve the grounds which nurture and sustain this spirit of possibility and mandate for doing things better for each other.


Times • November 18, 2011

Food for Fines

The public libraries in Monterey and Pacific Grove will be accepting non-perishable, unopened food items in lieu of payment for overdue book fines throughout the month of December. All food donations will be given to the Food Bank for Monterey County, which distributes food to individuals and families in need. The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey, and the Pacific Grove Public Library is located at 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove. For more information call 831.646.3747 or 831.648.5760.

Dream a Little Dream or ‘Let’s Do the Time Warp Again’

Holiday blood drive on

The annual holiday blood drive of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula kicked off on at CSU Monterey Bay and continues through the end of the year, with many opportunities for donors to give the “gift of life.” The drive is held each year to ensure a steady blood supply during a time when demand is often up but donations are down. “All the blood collected stays in our community,” says Sharon Paddock, Blood Center supervisor. “So when people donate here, they are potentially giving the gift of life to neighbors, friends, or maybe even someone in their own family.” Donors who give during the Gift of Life campaign are recognized in newspaper advertising or on Community Hospital’s Facebook page, sharing with others the reasons they donate. They also receive a pocket calendar and are entered into drawings for prizes. The bloodmobile will be at CSUMB for the kick-off drive on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Student Center on Inter-Garrison Road. Other upcoming drives include: Naval Postgraduate School, 1 University Circle, Monterey, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dec. 1 (military clearance required for gate access); Capital Insurance Group, 2300 Garden Road, Monterey, 9-11:30 a.m. Dec. 2; Joining Hands Benefit Shop & Keller Williams® Realty, Carmel, 26358 Carmel Rancho Lane, Carmel, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 5; Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6; and CTB–McGraw Hill, 20 Ryan Ranch Road, Monterey, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8. Donors are also invited to come to the Blood Center. Appointments are recommended and may be scheduled by calling 625-4814. Learn more about the Blood Center at or find us on Facebook.

Symphonic Choir, Brass Ensemble at Pacific Grove Methodist Church

Maestro Leroy Kromm will conduct the San Jose Symphonic Choir, organist Barbara Vella and the Nova Vista Brass Ensemble at First United Methodist Church (the “Butterfly Church”) in Pacific Grove on Sun, Dec. 11 at 3:00 pm. The “Holiday Magic” concert will feature John Rutter’s “Gloria,” the “Gloria” movement from Bach’s B-minor Mass, and Z. Randall Stroope’s “American Christmas” in addition to other seasonal favorites. Singing with the San Jose Symphonic Choir will be many former members of the Monterey Symphony Chorus, which was suspended in September due to budgetary constraints. The rehearsal director for choir’s Monterey branch is Peter Tuff. Founded in 1924, the San Jose Symphonic Choir has been under the musical direction of Maestro Kromm since 1985. Under his inspiring direction, the choir has flourished and grown in size and musicianship. Recent performances include Handel’s complete Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion - both performed with period instruments - and the World Premiere of Henry Mollicone’s Beatitude Mass. TICKETS: $12 (general admission) • $10 (Senior/Youth 12-21) • FREE: Youth under 12 Tickets available at the door and by calling 625-9061 or 626-1156

Pet food drive This time of year, thoughts often turn to those less fortunate. And that includes pets.

Four pet-centered business will hold a tour and benefit on Sat., Dec. 10 to benefit local pet charities. BestPet Care & Supplies, 167 Central Ave.; Doggie Day Care, 168 Central Ave.; Ocean View Veterinary, 109 Central Ave.; and Zoom Room, 120 Central Ave., all in Pacific Grove, will participate. Peace of Mind, an organization which rescues and adopts out older pets, will be on hand with adoptable dogs; Animal Friends Rescue will be at the Zoom Room, and Ocean View Veterinary Hospital will offer demonstrations and tours, and BestPet will host mobile cat grooming. Visitors are encouraged to donate unopened pet food, whether bags, cans or boxes. Those who wish to purchase their donations onsite will receive a discount, according to Cyndi at Bestpet Care. BestPet will also match their donation. Donations may be dropped off at BestPet. All food donations will go to Hope Center Food Bank, an organization which provides food for needy humans as well as needy pets. For more information, call Bestpet at 373-2477.

Monarch Alert’s Monarch Count 5 of 9 sites in Monterey County now have Monarchs

Monarch butterflies continue to arrive at overwintering sites across Monterey County, and 5 of the 9 sites monitored by Monarch Alert are now occupied by monarchs. Erica Krygsman (Monarch Alert Field Coordinator for Monterey County) conducted this week’s monarch counts with the assistance of volunteers Kelly Surgalski and Paul Young on November 18 and 19. Erica reports that temperatures were cool and skies were mostly clear with light winds. The average number of monarchs counted at the Pacific Grove sanctuary was 12,887. The average number of monarchs counted at Andrew Molera State Park was 4,745 and at the private property site in Big Sur was 9,572. There were two other sites with clusters found, Plaskett Creek Campground with an average of 802 monarchs counted and Point Lobos Reserve with an average of 821 monarchs counted. This was the first week clusters were found at Point Lobos this season and clusters at several sites appeared to be more dense than in previous weeks. Thanks to Kelly and Paul for volunteering this week, next counts are scheduled for November 29 and 30. Check the Monarch Alert website soon for an updated graph: http://monarchalert.– Jessica Griffiths Monarch Alert is funded in Monterey County in large part by Helen Johnson.

Sister to the 812 Theater at 812 Cannery row, the Dream Theater was built at 301 Prescott in New Monterey by John Harris and Alan Weber. It opened in 1975. It showed art films and many first-run movies. . .and midnight showings of Rocky Horror Picture Show many thousands of times. It had a “nouveau Art Nouveau” ceiling and regular seating as well as some comfy sofas. The handmade sign out front was back lit. Harris and Weber sold the Dream Theater in 1992, and it began to fall apart. It was razed about ten years later. Picking through the rubble on that day was Michael John Garland of Pacific Grove. He tracked down the owner and gave him $500, and merrily drove off to store the signs at his home for another decade or so. Since then, people have blogged about the theater and it has its own Facebook page with 2700 friends. Many wondered where that iconic sign had gone. Recently, Garland found out he had to move because his home of 25 years had been sold. He loaded up the sign on a trailer and was headed for a car restoration business in Carmel Valley where he planned to store it, when, as the new legend goes, Wendi Giles saw it rolling down the street and started the wheels rolling. Enter Lisa Coscino, Giles’s friend and director of the Museum of Monterey. On Nov. 21, the sign and the marquee went to live in storage at the Museum of Monterey on Custom House Plaza, where eventually they will join a planned exhibit around the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967. Coscino says they plan to use all three rooms of the Museum and the theater there to recreate the Monterey Fairgrounds experience, with music and film and memorabilia.

Lisa Coscino, back to the camera, photographs the Dream Theater sign as it arrives at the Museum of Monterey on Nov. 21, top. The marquee arrived separately, looking a little the worse for wear. The current owners escorted them to the museum where they’ll be stored until they come out in February, 2012. She hopes to draw parallels between the 1967 moment in the Monterey Peninsula’s socio/political history and the Occupy movements of 2011 and beyond. The sign may even earn a prominant spot on the wall of the Museum, outside on the wall where commuters heading for Pacific Grove will see it shine. No word on whether there will be showings of Rocky Horror Picture Show, though.

Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge Data reported by Guy Chaney

Week ending 11/23/11 ................................... ..74 Total for the season ...................................... 3,24 To date last year (2010) ................................ 2.80

Wettest year ............................................................ 47.15 during rain year 7/1/97-6/30/98* Driest year ................................................................. 9.87 during rain year 7/1/75-6/30/76* High this past week ..................................................... 59° Low this past week ...................................................... 42°

*Data from Photo by Cameron Douglas

November 18, 2011 • CEDAR STREET

Slain officer remembered fondly by members of Pacific Grove Police Department The shocking news of the death in the line of duty of a Vallejo police officer hit

home for many on the Pacific Grove Police Department who remember him not only as a fellow officer but as a welcome competitor in the Pacific Grove Motorcycle competition. “I served on the SWAT Team with him and we were Firearms and Force Options Instructors together. Jim Capoot was one of the good guys,” said Cdr. John Miller. On November 17, 2011, Vallejo Police Department Officer James “Jim” Capoot, Badge #497, age 45, was shot and killed while pursuing a bank robber. Jim left behind a wife and three daughters. Jim served in the US Marine Corps 1985-1989; CHP 1990-1992; and Vallejo PD 1992-2011. Jim served on the SWAT Team, as a Firearms and Force Options Instructor, Driving Instructor, Motorcycle Officer and competed in the Pacific Grove Motorcycle competition several times, taking home gold medals and the Team Trophy in 2005 (photo attached). While at VPD, Jim was awarded two Medals of Courage, two Lifesaving Medals, the Medal of Merit, the Medal of Good Conduct, and various other commendations. Jim also helped establish and supervise Vallejo’s “Junior Safety Patrol” program. Jim not only helped coach his own daughters’ basketball teams in Vacaville, but also was the head coach for the Vallejo HS Varsity Basketball Girls team, securing their Division Championship and taking them to State in 2010. Jim ensured the girls’ grades were a priority and would hold study sessions prior to basketball practice, helping many of them get into college using basketball as a conduit to a higher education. Jim stepped down from coaching when he and his wife, Jennifer, took on the added responsibility of caring for and assuming guardianship of his best friend’s two kids when his friend and wife were killed in a motorcycle accident last year. - Cdr. John Miller

Times • Page 3

Marge Ann Jameson

Cop log

False alarm, no body cared

An alarm sounded on Ocean View Blvd. and the business was found to be secure, but there was no one on file to tell about it.

Lost, found, and generally misappropriated

A wallet was lost near Asilomar, but the reporting party later found it. An Eagle Scout found a cell phone while doing community service at Ridge and Lighthouse. Owner identified, phone returned. A purse was lost . . . or was it a wallet? at Lovers Point bathroom. A license plate was found in the bushes on Jewell. It is registered to a vehicle out of Fresno. If you’re from Fresno and lost a license plate in the bushes on Jewell, check with PGPD. A bicycle and tools were found on 17 Mile Dr. A cell phone was lost on Forest Ave. while the owner was shopping. Some money was found on Caledonia and turned in. A projector screen was found on Locust.

Don’t come around here no more

A theft was reported from a store on Forest. The business did not want to press charges, but wanted the perp to be advised she was not welcome back in the store.


Erick Vaughn Marretti was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be intoxicated. Booked and released. BAC less than .08%. A juvenile was reported wandering in the street drunk on Seaview Ave. after curfew. The subject also had possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. Cited and released to parent on scene. Ronald Peter Mork was arrested for DUI (BAC less than .08%) after rearending a vehicle on Sunset at a stop sign. Emma Ann Jaclyn Skingel was arrested for DUI after being stopped for a traffic violation.

Armed and driving

Officer Jim Capoot, left, helps Vallejo Chief Nichelini and Officer Gordy Moore with the Perpetual trophy for winning the Pacific Grove Motorcycle Competition in both 2005 and 2007. As the competition has been disbanded due to budget constraints, the trophy still resides in Vallejo.

William Zoltan Spaits was stopped for a traffic violation. He is on parole and was found to have a firearm under the seat and a fixed-blade knife within reach. He was taken to County jail on a parole hold.

Maybe it wasn’t baked long enough

A person requested medical assistance after having eaten a marijuana cookie. Said they felt sick and disoriented. Subject was transported by ambulance to the hospital. No indication as to where the cookie came from.

Stuff and vehicle theft

On Locust, a home was broken into by cutting out a window screen. The bad guy stole a laptop computer, projector and monitor then stole a copy of the victim’s keys and stole their car, too.

Bark bark bark? Not MY doggie!

On Junipero Ave., barking dogs were reported. The reporting party said the dogs only bark when the owner is not home. The owner said they weren’t her dogs that were barking, so the reporting party was advised to keep a log and to call next time it happened and the officer would act as second reporting party.

Take a little TLC this Holiday Season By Cmdr. John P. Miller Pacific Grove Police Department The holiday season is just around the corner. Although the season brings with it cheer and joy for most of us, it unfortunately also brings with it others who look for the opportunities that the holidays offer to commit theft. Over this last year, the officers of the Pacific Grove Police Department have been very successful in arresting several individuals, as well as coordinated groups, who were victimizing PG residents. The Police Department also began a public education campaign last year in an effort to better educate the public to “take a little TLC” (Take - Lock - Close). As a result of these combined efforts, we have seen a reduction in residential and auto burglaries and thefts from vehicles. But please don’t take this for granted. As the shopping season gets into full swing, the members of the Pacific Grove Police Department would like to remind you to “take little TLC”: TAKE your valuables with you. This includes removing valuable items from your vehicle as well as securing packages being delivered to your home. These packages are often left on the front porches unattended for long periods of time. Consider having packages delivered with “signature proof of delivery” option. LOCK your vehicle doors as well as your home when you exit – even for those short errands and especially when you park overnight. Thieves go through neighborhoods checking vehicles and residence doors looking for resdients who didn’t take the time to take this very easy step. CLOSE your vehicle and home windows. It just takes a few seconds for someone to help themselves through an car window to items left on the front seat. Also, a popular secondary means of entering homes to burglarize them is easily accessible unsecured windows. These three small steps can make the difference between enjoying a happy holiday season or the unhappy experience of becoming a victim of theft.

One way to stop bark bark barking

A woman on Crocker said she had adopted a difficult dog from the SPCA, and was aware that it barked a lot. Her neighbors have complained. She leaves the house unlocked so her kids can get in after school, and one days she came home to find the dog had been put in the house. It had caused damage to most of the items in the house and made a big mess in every room. She says it wasn’t the kids to let the dog in. Hmmmm.

Hard to finish the job on time with this kind of thing happening

A construction worker reported that he had left his tools locked inside a job at 17 Mile Drive. Someone broke in and stole them.

Family matter

A person on Lighthouse Ave. reported some electronics were stolen and they believe the suspect to be a family member.

Don’t leave stuff in your car!

Someone on Monarch Lane reported several items had been stolen from their parked car.

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Times • November 18, 2011

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 “High Hats” are not our words. They are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Our journalistic predecessors held to the highest possible standards for their day, as do we at Cedar Street Times. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding.

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The News … from 1911.

Land is for free use of public

Carmelito and its grandest attractions, the famed Point Lobos and Mammoth Cypress Park, is described as follows by Prof. F. P. Hegel: “Before arriving at the Old Mission, you see before you one of the most enchanting landscapes, pronounced by many as a perfect picture of “Sunny Italy”. Soon we cross the Carmel river and move onward to Point Lobos, a spot which exceeds all others for its grandeur, beauty, and natural wonders; for its ocean, and immense cliffs of rock, many fifty feet higher than the dome of St. Peters. From the center of this immense cone of natural masonry, tall pines and cypress trees grow, and on its very edge you have sight of the “Little Niagara” water pools. Here is a field of study for marine observers as well as for landscape painters. A little south of the dome lie six natural canals hundreds of feet in length and of equal depth. Here may be seen a stream of water issuing from solid rock. This has been named “The Boiler”, a most peculiar cave noted for its roaring and hideous noises. You will also see the Devil’s Wash Board, pebble mountains, pebble beaches, lava beds, natural aquariums. Among the wildlife you will recognize many wonders of the “deep”. Rocks are covered with howling sea lions. The entire area offers a school of knowledge for both old and young. All must be seen to be appreciated.” 1 Today, Carmelo Cove, rock bound and well protected, where vessels of any draft can safely ride at anchor in the stormiest weather, is situated near the immense granite quarries from which were shipped the thousands of tons of granite that built the Mare Island docks and a number of the finest buildings in San Francisco. The Carmelo Land and Coal Company are the owners of the water rights of San Jose Creek. This company has constructed dams and storage reservoirs, and are now laying pipe to supply Carmelito with the purest mountain water. Carmelito will be the terminus of the Narrow Gauge railroad which will soon be completed and which will provide connection to the Carmelo Coal Mine, about 4 ½ miles distant. 2 Both Point Lobos and Cypress Grove are set apart as a park for the free use and pleasure of the public.

The Grove is queer place

Pacific Grove is a pretty, but queer place. The methodistical rules here are stringent. New-comers are not allowed to appear in resident books for at least a year or more. The businesses of boarding and lodging are not allowed in residence blocks. Also, boarding and lodging houses are not considered businesses in the sense that the butcher and baker are considered businesses. One can roller skate here, but must go to the Pavilion to dance. One can play croquet, but not billiards. Nary a card can be turned. Dice are verboten. A quiet, private nip may be taken, but no drink may be consumed in public. Business men with an eye to investment are frequently heard to remark: “We would gladly put our money in the grove, but you can never expect to attract the class of people here willing to spend money. You will never be able to increase the local trade, nor build many new houses. Merchants and mechanics and laborers can never thrive here.” Oh? All very queer. 3

Another change in library hours

The library has announced yet another change in its hours. Beginning next Monday until further notice, the Public Library will be open from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm and from 7 pm until 8:30 pm. On Saturday, the library opens at 1:30 pm and remains open until 9 pm. The library will be closed on Sundays.

Snippets from around the area…

quired. $33 monthly. Apply at premises. Milk bread from the German Bakery and Coffee Room; 13 of our 10¢ loaves for $1. Our refreshment room is open at all hours. On Grand avenue in Pacific Grove. A. Berg, proprietor. Pacific Grove house of three rooms. Neatly furnished, but crude. Centrally located with partial view of bay. $650. See agent. Across from Post Office. A new, Ford Motor Car can be purchased from M. W. Hoffman. It is not a cheap machine, as its price would indicate, but a well-crafted auto mobile. 526 Forest avenue. $875.

Author’s Notes

It appears to the author that Prof. Hegel’s eulogy was written at least a decade prior to 1911, although no date was offered. • Malpaso (bad crossing) Creek, with its mouth located at Little Malpaso Beach, is the epicenter of conglomerate coal deposits. Malpaso’s name was earned before construction of a bridge in 1935 at a cost of $24,000. • In 1911, “queer” meant “questionable or suspicious” and had nothing to do with homosexuality. References: Pacific Grove Review, Monterey Daily Cypress, Del Monte Weekly, Salinas Index, Monterey County Post, Bullions’ Grammar (1890).

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, 831-647-1610 St. Angela Merici Catholic Church 146 8th Street, 831-655-4160 Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363

The Pacific Grove Athletic Association meets regularly on the second Wednesday afternoon of each month at the Civic Club House. Officers are G. P. Baker (president) and Margaret Searle (financial secretary).

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

A Texas man and three Californians enjoying a fishing trip were drowned in a boating accident between Pacific Grove and Big Sur. Names have not yet been released.

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

A group of 25 Poles have left by train for the area for New York City from where they will depart for their native land. A spokesman for the group indicated that none of the 25 “liked” it here.

It is considered that the new eight-hour work law being considered for California will lead the way to “more” sleep.

A farmer owns a cow that he refuses to kick. The cow is alleged to have recently swallowed a stick of dynamite.

Mr. Harvey Barger, a first-class horse-shoer and blacksmith, is prepared to take on all kinds of work. There is no reason why anyone should take their jobs elsewhere.

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And your bill amounts to …

B. Bertold Shoe Seller has just brought in 200 pairs of shoes including Ladies Kid Buttoned Shoes at $2.25 per pair (regularly $2.50) and Gents’ Fine Calf Lace Shoes at $3.00 per pair (regularly 3.50). Lots located near Cypress Grove, are being sold from $50 to $300. Liberal terms. All amounts financed exceeding $50, one-quarter cash and the balance in equal payments for 24 months. 7% per annum. Horner Real Estate. Obtain the finest, Cuban cigars for 25¢ each from J. Kang & Company. For rent! The Alta Vista House. Furnished completely. Two references re-

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.

November 18, 2011 • CEDAR STREET

Times• Page 5

The Arts

Now Showing

The Warriors of Qiugang

Villagers fight back in a Chinese Love Canal By Cameron Douglas

Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection December 10, 2011 – April 1, 2012 Museum of Monterey 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey

Cameron Douglas

Film Preview

November 3 kicked off the 12th International Film Festival, presented by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association. Filmgoers packed the house at Monterey’s Golden State Theater; afraid to eat it, so it is milled and shipped a wonderful venue restored to its original to parts unknown. “We don’t know who 1926 glory by Warren Dewey, who pureats it,” says Zhang. chased the theater in Zhang learns 2004. UPDATE: In March a little about the The first film, 2011, two months law and files a suit. Humanity Explored, He loses and files lasted only seven min- after Yale e360 again, unsuccessutes, but left an in- posted The Warriors fully. The situation delible mark on the draws the attention of Qiugang, the crowd with its jarring of the environmenvisuals of human life Chinese government tal group Green Anand death. hui, a non-governcommitted $30 Next came The mental organization Warriors of Qiugang, million to clean up (NGO). Volunteers a stirring and uplifting the Baojiagou River, come in and assess 39-minute documen- the polluted waterway the polluted water tary about the struggles and land, urging of a small Chinese vil- that was featured in further action from lage against a chemical the video. the villagers. A conglomerate. Green Anhui volunIn the village of teer escorts Zhang Qiugang, located in to an environmental conference. the suburbs of Bengbu City in the Anhui On the train, Zhang has second Province, a small chemical plant opened in thoughts. He knows how powerful the 1970. In 2004 another chemical company chemical companies are. He carries a bought it, and then two others moved in. petition signed by 1,200 villagers. “I feel The complex quickly swelled in size to a scared,” he tells the camera. “I don’t want toxic monster that consumed the land. Of to be a hero.” But the prospect of continued the three, the worst offender was Jiucailuo suffering for future generations is more Chemical: a manufacturer of pesticides than he can bear. and other harsh chemical products, pourAt the conference, Zhang finds himing raw, untreated wastewater directly into self surrounded by like-minded people. the Huai River. There are many grievances against large The film picks up events starting in factories. One woman says she can no 2004. Fruit no longer grows on the peach longer continue the fight, that she has trees. Many villagers suffer from cancers. nothing left, and she pleads with the others In a population of only 1,800, more than to continue. twenty have died in their 40’s, 30’s and Zhang returns home to a legend’s even 20’s due to cancer and other fatal welcome. Representatives of Jiucailuo diseases. Chemical suddenly appear at his home, Thomas Lennon wrote the story, and asking him to tour Ruby Yang directed the plant. But it’s the movie, filmed in You may view The all for show. Even Mandarin dialog with as local authorities Warriors of Qiugong English subtitles. One crack down, the of the film’s best ac- on your computer at chemical compacomplishments is dem- nies simply cease onstrating that, with their polluting durproper translation, our feature/the_warriors_ ing daylight hours, neighbors in China are of_qiugang_a_ sending out their very much like us, as chinese_village_ waste while the vilthey speak plainly to lage sleeps at night. the camera about their fights_back/2358/ Finally in plight. 2008, Chinese auThe film’s moist thorities aided by poignant moment the Bengbu City came when beautiful Environment Propaintings were shown depicting the land tection Bureau shut off water and power as it was before the first plant opened in to the chemical plants. The chemical com1970. With such visuals preserved only in panies leave, but resume operations a few memory, the paintings showed images of miles away, this time in compliance with paradise. Trees bore abundant fruit. Spar- local environmental regulations. kling water ran in the river. Grain covered Zhang and the others begin the long the hills with not a factory in sight. process of restoration. The peach trees Zhang Gongli is a farmer who grew bear fruit again. “Since they [the chemical up in Qiugang. He vividly remembers the companies] have been gone, the terrible times before the chemical plants. Now the smell has also gone and things became grain that Zhang and other farmers grow much better,” Zhang says. is a problem because the ground it grows But the empty factories sit in mute in is terribly polluted. The villagers are defiance, surrounded with trash and de-

bris, with no one held responsible for the clean up. The Chinese government has stepped up efforts to clean the land. There is much to be done. Green Anhui founder Zhou Xiang points out that the Huai River is very long, crossing four provinces. “Our staff is just at one section,” Xiang told Asia Society. “Later on, we may map out a plan along the Huai in other places. But right now we are just focused on Anhui. Other than that, we will be most effective by slowly influencing local people in all these places.”

The Museum of Monterey presents Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection on view beginning Saturday, December 10, 2011. Marin – the entertainer well known for his work in movies, television, and improvisational comedy – has been acquiring art for more than 20 years, amassing arguably the most renowned collection of Chicano art in private hands. Chicanitas features paintings – all under 16 x 16 inches – that showcase 26 established and emerging Chicano artists whose works range widely from photo-realism, to abstractions, portraits to landscapes.

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Young Writers’ Corner

Council Cuts Budget for Library and Others

At the City Council meeting, November 16, the City Council voted unanimously to decrease the budgets of all city departments, including the P.G. Public Library, by 1% for the current fiscal year, 2011-12. During the discussion of the measure, Councilmember Kampe mentioned circumstances in which he believed more drastic cuts to the library would be appropriate. “It’s a pity the library continues to have budget cuts,” said Friends of the Library President, Judy Archibald. “The library has experienced a renaissance with its increased hours since August. Some of the downtown merchants are reporting increased foot traffic and sales as a result of the increased hours. People might think the cuts are fair since all the departments are cut 1%, but those people forget the library is still not close to its budget of a few years ago while other departments’ budgets have increased beyond what they were a few years ago. Public support for the library is stronger than ever. I hope the public lets the council members know they are disappointed and, more importantly, to insist no further cuts be made in the library’s budget.”

Merchants Near Library See Increased Business Due to Additional Library Open Hours

“We’ve been in this location fifteen years,” said Gail Abeloe, owner of Back Porch Fabrics, a full-line quilt store on Central Avenue across from the library. “Any event in town is positive for my business. And the steadiness of the people patronizing the library is especially helpful. The days the library is closed, we have fewer people downtown. Now that the library is open more days a weeks, we’re seeing an increase in customers. People with library books in their arms, either going to or coming from the library, often stop by the shop.” The theme of library patrons dropping by to shop is echoed by Emily Owens, owner of Tessuiti Zoo, a whimsical fun store on Forest Avenue. “We see people dropping in with books in hand going to and from the library,” Owens says. Sonja Massuri, owner of Baby Moon, a store on Central Avenue for supplies for moms “babymooning” with their infants, also notices an increase in business due to the library’s increased hours. “The library is an anchor for PG,” Massuri says. “They have an amazing program for kids at the library. It’s essential to our community not only for kids, but also for adult community members.” Now that the library is open on Thursdays, Massuri continues, “We do have good Thursdays; that’s probably our best day.”

Oliver Chin to Return

Manga artist Oliver Chin will return to the PG library for another talk, “How to Draw Manga Workshop, Part 2 (Advanced),” at the Teen Center on Wednesday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m. Mr. Chin spoke at the library a few weeks ago and enjoyed interacting with the teens so much he asked to return for this advanced lecture. As a special treat, he will also present at Storytime on November 30 at 3:45 for ages 4-8. Don’t miss this special speaker!

Donate Your DVDs

While most people know the library accepts donations of books, not everyone is aware the library also enthusiastically accepts donations of DVDs. This column has mentioned donating copies of the Great Courses with which you’re finished, but the library is also interested in other DVDs. If you’ve got a copy of “Bad Day at Black Rock,” or “Herbie Goes Bananas” you want no longer want taking up space in your home, please donate it to the library. You may also request a receipt for your donation for tax purposes.

Meet the Author Event

Mark your calendar now for a Meet the Author event with Belle Yang on Thursday, December 15, at the PG Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Yang is both an artist and an author. Once a student at Pasadena Art Center College of Design and the Beijing Institute of Traditional Chinese Painting, she blends images and words in her fiction and non-fiction. Her children’s books include Foo the Flying Frog of Washtub Pond, Always Come Home to Me, Hannah Is My Name, and Chili-Chili-Chin-Chin. Her latest adult work of non-fiction, Forget Sorrow: an Ancestral Tale, is a memoir in which she weaves her own personal American saga with that of her ancestors. After college in California she fled an ex-boyfriend turned stalker, going to live in China for three years. There she interviewed relatives and delved into her family history. Among the major influences of her life she cites the spirit of her great grandfather who was swept out of his estate to wander a beggar under communism. In her talk, Yang will discuss her two decades of working with words and images. She will focus on the graphic novel or memoir, which, she says, “uses the comic book format to address vastly more complex issues than the adventures of superheroes.” Books will be available for purchase at the event. Suggested donation to benefit the library is $10. Refreshments are included. For more information call 648-5762 or go to

Don’t Forget

The library is now open three evenings a week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until 7:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays the library is open noon to 5:00 p.m. There is free wireless internet available throughout the library if you have your own computer. If you need to use a computer, you can sign up at the reference desk. Free wi-fi is also available 24/7 on the library’s front porch. The monthly book sale on the loggia of the library will be Saturday, December 3, beginning at noon. The sales by our teens of �Borders-donated Christmas cards at the Monday Farmers Market continues. Buy your Christmas cards for half off retail and support the library at the same time!

Vintage Christmas decorations on view Cannery Row Antiques Mall is exhibiting Christmas ornaments and decorations from the 1890’s to the 1950’s. Many rare and unusual items will be on display from the collections of Joanne Jadrich, Jane Flury and Claudia McCord. Exhibit is in the mall’s upstairs gallery and runs through January. The mall is located at 471 Wave St. and is open every day 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. For more information call 402-5367.

Musings from the Fringe by Erika McLitus I’ve always found my center by wobbling. I have to skim the guardrails to stay in line. It’s amusing that they fail to recognize that Passion isn’t something you can confine.

I’ll never fit in with the nice ones. It’s the blandness that I can’t survive. I can’t live like they do, all gray-colored boredom, And still call myself alive.

I know that my way isn’t the best one. I strike matches just to watch them burn. Still I can’t help but feel as I watch them all kneel That they can’t know what it’s like to yearn.

Wild mushroom instruction offered by MRPD Nov. 26 If you have ever wanted to learn all about mushrooms, the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District ( has a class just for you at Garland Park. Details, including date and time, are below. For full information on all fall and winter nature programs offered by The Park District, see the Let’s Go Outdoors! guide or go online at

Mushroom Mania

Embark on an intriguing exploration into the varied mushroom habitats of Garland Park. Gain a new perspective on these mysterious life forms by investigating, identifying and even safely sampling these delicious delicacies with a local fungus expert. Instructor: Phil Carpenter. Ages 13-adult, Saturday, November 26, 10 AM-3 PM, Garland Park Museum,

700 W. Carmel Valley Road, $20 (district resident), $22 (non-district resident).


To register online, go to and register with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Walk-in registrations are accepted Tuesday-Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (checks, money orders and credit cards accepted). Pre-registration is strongly recommended. There will be an additional charge of $5 to register on the day of class (space permitting). On-site registration will begin 20 minutes prior to the start of class. All check-in and registration closes 5 minutes before the class begins. For more information, please call Joseph at 372-3196, ext. 102, or send an e-mail to

Preschool offers annual Winterfest Kids can buy gifts for less than $3 On Sat., Dec. 3, The Pacific Grove Adult School Co-op Preschool will host the 31st Annual Children’s Winterfest. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the preschool, to support enrichment programs and general classroom needs. The event will feature a Children’s Store where kids can shop and buy items for $3 or less per item. Children will be escorted by volunteers into a store where they can select special, handmade gifts for family, friends and pets. The Snow Queen will make an appearance, and there will be carnival games and face painting, among other children’s activities. Additionally, adults can shop at the General Store, featuring handcrafted items, specialty foods and more. Finally, the Snow Cafe will feature lunch and snack items for people with a sweet tooth and a bake sale and raffle will also take place. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Sally Griffin Senior Center, 700 Jewell Avenue in Pacific Grove. Admission is free. Please contact Jennifer Ross at 646-6583 or Lisa Thomas at 402-2114 for more information.

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Your Achievements


Teens take over the Pacific Grove Library

Teen Night, with X-Box and board games at the P.G. Library. About 20 teens participated in the recent event. The Teen Center at the library is open during Library hours and offers the latest best-sellers, free Internet, homework help, and DVDs. Photos by Patricia Hamilton

Watching a DVD along with local teens is their mascot, It Ate Chopsticks, a large stuffed panda. The youth govern themselves through a board and are responsible for the Teen Center. Guest speakers and workshops have drawn standing room-only crowds. There are no dues and the center is available to teens from age 12 and up.


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Your Achievements

Peeps Seen around town The bee’s knees

Stevenson students sign letters of intent

Right: Chris Jaeger (#6) and Nick Halamandaris have signed letters of intent with universities. They were both recruited for baseball and will receive athletic scholarships. Below, Skyler Finnell plans to attend University of San Diego where he will play golf on an athletic scholarship.

Walk into Canterbury Woods on most days and this is the friendly face that greets you. Judy Damon has worked for 30 years at this retirement community. “I started as a food server, then became a dinner cook,” says Judy. She then found her niche at the front desk. Her position goes by the title of receptionist, administrative assistant, PBX operator, etc. But “bee’s knees” really fits the best, for it is Judy that people usually seek out when they need information about the goings-on at Canterbury. If Judy doesn’t know about it, it’s not happening. In her off time, Judy enjoys visiting with family in the Hanford-Fresno area, and attending church services. “Church is very important.” Photo by Cameron Douglas

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Three Stevenson seniors celebrated a major milestone in their lives this month having been recruited to top universities nationwide based on their athletic and scholarly accomplishments. Signing Letters of Intent for athletic scholarships in their respective sports were: Skyler Finnell, University of San Diego (Golf) Nick Halamandaris, University of California, Berkeley (Baseball) Chris Jaeger, Seattle University (Baseball) “All three of these young men are deserving of these exciting opportunities and I believe have made very good choices for their academic and athletic careers,” said Jeff Young, Stevenson’s Athletic Director. “Skyler, Nick, and Chris are not just athletes, they are strong leaders and, most importantly, good people. We are very proud of them and we look forward to their continued success.” Skyler Finnell – University of San Diego Skyler has been Stevenson’s number one golfer since his freshman year. He was named MVP for the boys golf team in his freshman and sophomore years, and CoMVP his junior year. Last season, Skyler helped lead the boys golf team to the CCS, Northern California, and State Championships. Stevenson came in second place at the State Championship. Skyler is also an honor roll student. Nick Halamandaris – University of California Berkeley At Stevenson, Nick has been a starting varsity first baseman since his freshman year. He was first Team All-League 2010 and 2011, First Team All-County 2010 and 2011, Team Captain 2010 and 2011, and MVP 2011. Nick was also a Stevenson Ricklef’s Scholar Award Finalist, member of Green Key (student ambassador program) and a Senior Forum Leader; all of this while maintaining a 3.7 GPA. During this recruiting process, Nick was also offered scholarships to Wake Forest, Cal Poly, University of California Santa Barbara, Fresno State, and Michigan. Chris Jaeger – Seattle University Chris has been a four-year starter at Stevenson School, playing shortstop for the boys varsity baseball team. This last summer, Chris participated on the Trosky Baseball 18 and Under travel team that played in many tournaments all over California. Late in the summer, Chris shone at the Hanford Baseball Showcase and grabbed the attention of many college baseball coaches, including Seattle University.

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Arts & Events

Up and Coming ‘Hippies In Pagrovia’ talk and slides at Wave Street Studios

John McCleary, longtime resident photojournalist and author of The Hippie Dictionary, will present an E-slide show of images of the hippie history of Pacific Grove at Wave Street Studios, at 7:00 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 5. The presentation, entitled “Hippies In Pagrovia,” contains more than 100 photos, posters and illustrations describing the idyllic, imaginative, and outrageous life in Pacific Grove back in the day of 1960s and 1970s counterculture. It will include stories about Tillie Gort’s, The Granary, Oz, 812, Recycled Records, KAZU Radio and other iconic establishments of the culture-bending underground of the Monterey Peninsula. In the spirit of the hippie era, admission charge will be $4 and munchies, (unaltered) Kool-Aid and Fritos will be served. John McCleary will be selling and signing several of his books and poster. Tattoos and piercings are optional. The event will be taped for Internet access, video on demand, and AMP programming. Wave Street Studios is located at 774 Wave Street, Cannery Row, 831-6552010.

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Tillie Gort’s Coffee House, still extant on Lighthouse Ave., was a favorite gathering place for the counter-culture in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. John McCleary will lecture and show slides from the era on Mon., Dec. 5 at Wave Street Studios.

John McCleary is the author of The Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia Of The 1960s and 70s. He was born in San Francisco, California, is a thirdgeneration journalist, and has worked as a writer, art director and photographer in the newspaper, music, publishing and advertising industries. After watching Janis Joplin sing Ball And Chain at the Monterey Pop Festival on June 17, 1967 John became a hippie, He was a music industry photographer in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s and was on stage and in the dressing rooms with The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Stones, Tina Turner and others. In the early 1970s, he produced a series of twelve posters and The People’s Book, a photographic view of the counterculture of the era. John participated in and photographed many anti-war demonstrations across the United States during the 1960s and 70s and traveled to most of the hippie centers and many communes around the world, spending time in Amsterdam, Greece, Afghanistan, India, Goa, London, Greenwich Village, Big Sur and Haight-Ashbury.

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As an expression of cultural joy, you can’t top an Irish wake. And what is a wake but a celebration―a toast of appreciation―an expression of love―and a heck of a party? Wake the Dead was born in 2000 when eight top Bay Area musicians realized they shared as deep a love for the songs of the Grateful Dead as they did for traditional Celtic tunes. Some brand-new music sprang up and everyone started partying. Their first CD contained nine songs originally popularized by the Grateful Dead, each retooled in unexpected ways, blended with Celtic jigs, reels, and airs, and performed all-acoustic but with true rock-and-roll sizzle. Wake the Dead is a romp that flows seamlessly from rock grooves to hot Irish reels, and from haunting airs to achingly beautiful melodies familiar to Deadheads everywhere. Groove jams to keep the tie-dye swirling. Vocal harmonies that float like clouds. The music takes off, and the band follows, grinning all the way. These aren’t worlds colliding― they’re worlds meshing, coalescing―creating a whole new world of possibility, and true to the spirits of the Grateful Dead and the eternally hopeful Celts. Coming to Chautauqua Hall Sun., Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance, $22 at the door, $18 to members of the Monterey Bay Celtic Society. Call 408-847-6982 to reserve your tickets, get out the tie-dye and wear your dancing shoes.









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Ready to Start: TEDx Youth Monterey 11/19/11

What gets a bunch of sleepy teenagers up at 10:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning? The answer is simple: TEDx Youth Monterey. For more than 25 years, the TED exhibition has been traversing the globe, hosting TED Talks in which presenters enlighten the audience about their “ideas worth sharing,” ranging from “the myths of ADHD” to “riding New York subways in your underpants.” Today, hundreds of kids and a scattered handful of adults gather in the World Theatre at California State University of Monterey Bay to experience TEDx Youth Monterey, a special TED event held annually since 2009 in devotion to the young people inspiring the innovations of tomorrow. Floating upon billowy clouds projected from theatre lights, I feel a sense of curiosity, determination, and appreciation for higher learning among the audience members as they file into their seats. The first presenter, Johan Khalilian, appropriately fits in the “determination” category. Khalilian grew up in the rougher side of Chicago, which he comically relates to the polar opposite of Disneyland, where Mickey Mouse is a drug dealer and Minnie Mouse is a pregnant teen. He paints a picture of a harsh environment and goes on to talk about how his high school counselor discouraged him from pursuing the University of Chicago, the college of his dreams. However, Khalilian argues that you should always believe in yourself without letting others put you down, because we can choose to be either “a product of our dreams, or a product of our environment.” As Andrea Blunt steps into the spotlight, she emits a presence like she’s been onstage many times before. In fact, the singer-songwriter has performed with countless artists, playing all kinds of music including classical, hip-hop, punk, and folk to name a few. Today, she plays her original song “Iron Spine,” which blends her variety of musical influences to create her own unique sound. What is also notably unique about Blunt’s solo performance is that she accompanies her vocals with an accordion, giving the song a broad, full sound as she pumps air in and

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Arts Talk with Trudeau out of the chamber. With the accordion, she shows her classical and folk training by composing an enchanting melody (that would continue playing in my head for days afterwards). Her enticing voice demonstrates her pop elements, belting lyrics such as “losing my head start” and “breaking my own heart” and carries a performance that duly receives a standing ovation. A student from Robert Lewis Stevenson High School named Richie Senegor rolls his mobile science lab on stage next. In his presentation titled The Science of Science, Senegor speaks out for the importance of science in not only education, but in our everyday lives as well. Realizing the youths’ epidemic of losing interest in science, Senegor determines the main problem being there is simply not enough “discovery” anymore. Kids grow endlessly tired of homework and rote memorization and therefore do not find the subject very engaging. However, Senegor’s proposal promotes a method of teaching in which labs are constructed by giving the students an end result and letting them figure out how to get there themselves. Through this method that Senegor has tested on his classmates, student will experience the frustration of having no idea what to do, experimenting with variables that may help them or divert them, and inherently bring back the “discovery” in science. Bring Music “Bach,” presented by violinist Iljin Cho, expresses the importance of keeping arts and music alive in schools. He argues that music opens up our minds to more vast fields of thinking, leading to better mental and physical health. As Cho questions, I also ask “why are we cutting music in schools? Why are the arts the first programs to go?” I don’t

understand how the arts, the basis for any culture, can be selectively diminished from our school systems. On a bittersweet note, music, art, drama, photography, dance, and other kinds of creative classes are the only things keeping some kids in school. I, for one, know my school life would be much less enthralling without the opportunity to play music and express myself everyday. After performing in TEDx with my

own band, Mozzo Kush, I am so honored to have been a part of such an inspiring event. We played the single “Checked In to Check Out” off of our new album Mozzo Kush and had a blast doing it. I thank CSUMB and the organizers of TEDx for putting the show together, because without them none of this could have happened. Whether or not your dream is to sail across the Pacific Ocean, build your dream house for the homeless, or develop a tri-photo code to encrypt messages, you have a dream―it’s never too late or too early to follow it, so why not start now? Links: Read more on “Like” Trudeau Publishing on Facebook

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Hot shots compete in local division contest On Saturday, Nov. 19, the gym at Pacific Grove High School rang with the thumping of multiple basketballs as local youth participated in the 2011 Youth Hoop Shoot Basketball "Freethrow" Contest and the Youth HotShot Basketball Skills Contest (shooting, dribbling and rebounding), both sponsored by the Monterey Elk's Lodge # 1285. Ten students participated in the freethrow portion and 16 in the skills portion. Contestants were divided by age. The top contestant in the freethrow portion will advance to Peninsula finals in December while the top two in each division of the Hot Shot Skills portionwill advance to the Peninsula finals in March. Aided by high school athletes and a member of the Rec Board, and cheered on by many parents and grandparents, City Rec Dept.’s venerable Don Mothershead got the kids all signed up, lined up, and scored.

Hot Shot Skills Winners (2 in each Division) Girls Age 11-13: Veda Courtney and Mariah Powell. Girls Age 14-16: Jessica Matthews and Alex Morales. Boys Age 8-10: Harry Davis and Camaron Marshall. Boys Age 11-13: Conner Marshall and River Watts. Boys Age 14-16: Luke Lowell and Jordan Borne.

Free Throw Winners (One in each Division) Girls Age 10-11: Veda Courtney Girls Age 12-13: Mariah Powell Boys Age 8-9: Nathan Taormina Boys Age 10-11: Harry Davis Boys Age 12-13: River Watts

From top, left: grandparents of the Courtney siblings Bruce Cardoza (PGHS ‘62) and Rosalie Cardoza; Don Mothershead and helper; Don sorts out the rankings. From top, right: Many of the contestants and helpers pose for a group shot. JJ Courtney at the free throw line. Below, left: Veda Courtney and Sean Powell show their style at the free throw line. At right, below (L-R_ Harry Davis, Joe Kavanaugh, Nathan Taormina and JJ Courtney await their turn. Photos by Neil Jameson


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Events and Arts

Up and Coming Annual MPC Holiday Jewelry Sale

with the Mud People Ceramics and Print Club Card Sale Sale Dates: December 6, 7, & 8 from 9 AM – 7 PM Location: Monterey Peninsula College Student Center Looking for a wonderful holiday gift at a reasonable price? You’ll find treasures to wear and share at the annual Holiday Jewelry Sale at Monterey Peninsula College. One-of-a-kind jewelry, handmade jewelry created by metal artists who have studied at MPC, will be on sale December 6th, 7th, and 8th from 9 AM to 7 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Follow the signs on campus to the Student Center. Admission is free. Choose from a sparkling array of jewelry, showcasing techniques taught at MPC, like silversmithing, enameling, chain-making, and casting. Your purchases support local artists and the MPC’s Metal Arts Department.

Hot tango on a cold December weekend

Join Nance & David at Evolution Dance Studio Sat., Dec. 3, workshops will be held per the following schedule: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Ladies Technique: “Sexy Embellishments.” 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Partnering Technique: “Volcadas, Easy & Smooth.” 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, “Holiday Practica.” On Sun., Dec. 4 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm there will be a Beginners Workshop. The workshops will be held at Evolution Studio at The American Tin Cannery, 125 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove. Enter on Sloat Avenue, and Evolution Studio is in Suite # 211 For registration contact Nance Hoeft 831.915.7523 or Tuition is from $20 - $50 with pre-registration.

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Pacific Grove Art Center’s, 2011 Patrons’ Show Fundraiser Exhibit This exhibit is made up entirely of donated artwork by predominantly local artists. You may purchase a ticket for the raffle of this artwork for $75 (or $50 if you are a PGAC member). Many of the pieces in the show are worth several hundred dollars. The person whose name is drawn first can choose from 151 pieces. The second person chooses from what remains after the first person has taken a piece and so on. Only 151 tickets will be sold to ensure everyone leaves with an original piece of work. Beautiful work by Rollin Pickford, Shirley Holt, Mark Farina and many others may become yours. The works are currently on exhib-

it and remaining until the raffle drawing on Dec 11 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and until the drawing. Gallery hours are Wed.-Sat. 12-5:00 p.m. and Sun. 1-4:00 p.m. The drawing will take place at PGAC, 568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove. The exhibit is free; the raffle tickets cost $50 for members of PGAC, or $75 for nonmembers. An annual membership for PGAC costs $30 for an individual. This annual fundraiser is an enjoyable way for the community to come together and support local art, local artists and art education. All proceeds benefit the Pacific Grove Art Center and the goal to connect the community through creativity.

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‘Monarch Magic’ Nov. 26 The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History presents the annual family-oriented event, “Monarch Magic.” At this free event, participants are invited to: See live monarch butterflies in all stages of their life cycle, including egg and chrysalis; Listen to live music―for kids and adults; Make monarch butterfly crafts; Get your face painted like a monarch butterfly; Find out about current research on migrating monarchs; Purchase milkweed (monarchs’ host plants) for inland gardens Monarch Magic will be held on Sat., Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.At the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. There is no cost to attend.

Joyous Elves Holiday Craft Festival
 Saturday December 10th, 10am-3pm A make-it-yourself craft festival for all ages! Silk dyeing, leather stamping, candle making, wool crafting felt ornaments and much more! Latte bar, nutritious lunch and bake sale. Monterey Bay Charter School 1004 David Avenue, Pacific Grove or 831-655-4638

November 18, 2011 • CEDAR STREET

Times • Page 13


Up and Coming

Every Christmas Story Ever Told and Buddy Holly Tribute Concert for Holiday Season

Setting a laugh-filled mood for the holidays, PacRep theatre is proud to present Every Christmas Story Ever Told, by Michael Carleton, John Alvarez & Jim Fitzgerald, re-opening PacRep’s Circle Theatre in Carmel, with performances November 23 – December 18, 2011. Santa Claus and just about every other Christmas character in pop culture history, make an appearance in this fast-moving, irreverent comedy, in which three actors argue over whether to perform “A Christmas Carol” once again. Whatever they decide, they do it all in just 90 minutes, using costumes, special effects and, of course, their wits, as they take holiday cheer to the extreme! PacRep artist-in-residence John Rousseau will direct himself and fellow PacRep ‘mad caps’ Julie Hughett and Equity member Michael D Jacobs in this hilarious, fond and furious look at the holiday classics and traditions we all remember. From Frosty and Rudolph to the Grinch and It’s A Wonderful Life, no holiday icon is spared in this whirlwind of holiday merriment. Every Christmas… begins with two discount previews, Wednesday and Friday, Nov 23 and 25, at 7:30pm and opens Saturday, November 26, at 7:30pm, followed by a 2:00pm matinee on Sunday, Nov. 27. Performances continue Thursday through Saturday nights at 7:30pm through December 17, with a 2:00pm matinee performance on Sundays through December 18, at the Circle Theatre, located on Casanova St. between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. PacRep celebrates the season’s end with rockin’ music and great memories, with the Buddy Holly Tribute Concert, December 28 – January 8, on the new and improved stage of the Golden Bough Theatre. PacRep is delighted to announce the return of its original “Buddy” cast members Travis Poelle (“Buddy Holly”) and fellow performers, Don Dally on guitar, Luke Darnell on bass, David Schulz on drums and Davitt Felder (Ritchie Valens), Scott Free (“The Big Bopper”) and Lydia Lyons who will shake, rattle and roll performing as “Buddy Holly”, “Jerry Lee Lewis”, “Elvis”, “Leslie Gore” “Ritchie Valens”, “Sam Cooke’, “Dusty Springfield”, “Johnny Cash”. In addition to the exclusive limited concert run, PacRep will host its annual New Years Eve Party on Friday, December 31st at 8:30pm. Festivities include desserts, wine and as always, audiences will be encouraged to “dance in the aisles” to the crowd-pleasing hits of yester-year! Ticket price is $75 per person for this special event. PacRep’s Buddy Holly Tribute Concert runs Wednesday through Friday, December 28-30, continuing with PacRep’s annual New Years Eve party, Saturday, December 31 at 8:30pm, followed by a 2:00pm matinee on Sunday, January 1 with additional performances Thursday through Saturday, January 5 – 7 at 7:30pm, closing January 8 with a 2:00pm matinee. All performances are on the newly remodeled stage of the Golden Bough Theatre, Monte Verde St. between 8th and 9th, Carmel.

Ticket Information.

General admission single ticket prices range from $16 to $35 with discounts available for seniors over 65, students, children ($7), teachers, and active military. Ticket price for New Years Eve event

is $75 per person. 2012 Season FlexPasses are available for up to ten Pacific Repertory Theatre productions with up to 40 percent savings over single ticket prices. The Pacific Repertory Theatre Box Office is located at the Golden Bough Playhouse on Monte Verde Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Business hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11am – 4pm. Telephone (831) 622-0100 or visit for more information. PacRep is supported by ticket sales, individual donations, special events, and grants from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, The Berkshire Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The STAR Foundation, The Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, The Chapman Foundation, and the Harden Foundation, among many others.

Art classes: new sessions begin at Pacific Grove Art Center Beginning Watercolor Class with Jane Flury 9a.m.-12p.m. Thursdays at Vista Lobos, Carmel. Class covers the basics and will work from still life but students may work on their on projects. All skill levels welcome. 10 week session $50. Drop-ins welcome, must pay for whole session. Next session begins Dec. 8. Register through Carmel Adult School 624-1714. For information call 402-5367 or email: Outdoor Painting with Jane Flury- ongoing, 10a.m.-1p.m. Saturdays. Class meets at various locations around the Monterey Peninsula. All media and skill levels welcome. Lots of instruction available. $20 drop-in fee. For more information or location schedule call 402-5367 or e-mail: Beginning Drawing Class with Jane Flury 6-8p.m. Thursdays at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Class will learn the basics of perspective, shadow and line and various media. Four week session $75. Next session starts Dec. 1. Information call 402-5367 or NEW! Children’s Art Classes with Jane Flury at the Lyceum, 1073-6th Ave., Monterey. Class covers the basics to experimental in watercolor using science based methods for mixing color. Wednesdays starting Nov.30- Dec.21, 1:30-3:30. Must preregister at the Lyceum 372-6098

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy! Visual Artists & Poets Respond to The News In A Creative Collaboration of New Works

A Unique Media Exhibit: November 11, 2011 - January 13, 2012 Under the direction of Pacific Grove Poet-in-Residence Dr. Barbara Mossberg

at the

Pacific Grove Public Library 550 Central Ave. Sponsored by the City of Pacific Grove Poet-In-Residence Program

Twenty-eight highly recognized poets and visual artists, from fourteen California Bay Area and Central Coast cities, collaborate in their creative response to the news. Participants were selected from a national competition and paired into fourteen teams. Each team has selected one news article and has translated that story into an experience of the human heart. The poems and visual works of these creative teams will inspire us to ask and revisit questions we hold about the role, value, and consequence of The News in our lives and our society.

Symposium/Panel Discussion Monday, December 12, 2011 • 6 PM at City Council Chambers 300 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove


Times • November 18, 2011

Your letters


Consequences of “no” vote for schools: Voters should pay attention next time Dear Cedar Readers: Forgive me for my expurgation of pathos after the library funding measure was defeated. I shall try to stick to logos this time. Why should Grovians pay more for schools? (I know, too late; we already lost.) Last time, I pointed out that funding for the library would have amounted to one grocery bag, a few lattes, a tank of gas, a few trips to McDonalds, one trip to Walmart. The rebuttal was that those on a limited income can’t afford it. Well, you might say that the schools, the teachers, and the kids are on a very limited income.

Matt Kramer

Guest Opinion First of all, the California schools, which were ranked first in the United States, are now ranked 47th because there isn’t enough funding, mostly because of Proposition 13. Now a lot of people like Proposition 13 because they say they wouldn’t be able to afford to stay in their homes if their taxes went up with the worth of the home. However, few people take into account that California home prices would never have skyrocketed had property taxes risen proportionately. There would have been more supply, as there would have been less demand, as fewer people would have entered into the home buying business or spree if they had thought they would have to pay increasingly high taxes. Many homeowners are paying property taxes on homes at a 1979 rate, based on a home valued at perhaps $40,000, although the home is now worth well over $400,000. Meanwhile, the price of running a school has not stayed stagnant. On the contrary, it probably cost ten times as much to run a school with all the new technology, asbestos removal, higher energy costs, special education assistance, administrative salaries, insurance, etc. So, the schools must get buy on 1979 funding (from some of us) while dealing with 2011 expenditures. Secondly, the teachers are getting paid 1985 wages (“real” salaries haven’t gone up for most Americans since 1985 “trickle down” economics took hold), yet gas prices have quadrupled since 1999 alone. House prices have doubled or tripled. Food prices have doubled. Coffee, movies, school supplies, car repairs, tires, health deductibles, vacations, restaurant food, you name it. No way could a teacher ever afford it on today’s wages. Wages have remained stagnant, while expenses have doubled or tripled, and one should not be expected to “marry well” because one has a passion for teaching. Are other occupations also feeling the pinch? Are they get-

ting laid off, too? Of course, but they are not part of the public Commons. We are responsible for the Commons: the parks, the schools, the police. We, the public, are not responsible for, say, accountants, or stock brokers, or weapons manufacturers, or security guards. Why, you may ask do we have to carry this burden? Well, for one thing, because if you don’t educate children well enough to get a decent job, then someday they may end up robbing you. They may end up in your jail, thus costing you more money. On the other hand, when it comes time to take care of you, they may make very poor nurses. In addition, if they are not educated well now, they may make very poor soldiers. Finally, they will not grow up wealthy with well paying jobs with lots of income to pay taxes and social security for YOU. Without a fine education and a nice job, they will leave, and they will not pay into our tax base. Thirdly… students. How is this issue different than most any other, even than the library issue? Simple. Students can’t vote. They have no say. They can’t control housing prices or your rent. They didn’t lay anyone off or foreclose on somebody. They didn’t start any wars. They didn’t search for any loopholes. They didn’t put the money in an offshore account. They didn’t ship jobs over seas. They didn’t speculate on oil. They didn’t ravage the landscape, leaving us a big mess to clean up later (I’m afraid I’m leaning on pathos, again.) Logically then, they have no control. If they are receiving a substandard education, if field trips diminish, if GATE programs go away, if libraries close, if teachers are laid off, if music and art classes are cut, if the gym or theater deteriorates, if the fields close indefinitely, then it certainly wasn’t their fault. Not only that, but when you think about it, there’s absolutely nothing they can do to improve their lot. You can sell or pawn some stuff. You can sell your house. You can get a second job. You can take money out of your 401K or social security benefits. You can beg your boss for a raise. You can open a business, take out a loan, or use the equity on your house. You can sell your gold. You can cash in your stocks and bonds. Youcan get another credit card. You can borrow from your parents, siblings, or kids. You can skimp: drink instant instead of mochacinnos, eat rice and beans for a while, buy second hand clothes, filter your own water instead of buying bottled, take a vacation to Big Sur instead of Hawaii or Paris, go fishing instead of skiing. But tell me, what do the kids do…sit out on the street and play music with an open guitar case and faces smiling sweetly, innocently… hopefully? I say we have another vote. Perhaps we can vote again in the general election when more people are paying attention. “No man is an island unto himself, but every man is part of the whole… so, do not ask for whom the [school] bell tolls. It tolls for thee.” Ed. note: Mr. Kramer refers to an “expurgation of pathos” in his first paragraph. When Measure U was defeated last year, he wrote a piece for our Opinion page and received quite a lambasting afterward. We trust our readers will be more civil this time.

Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20112420 The following person is doing business as PRO MOBIL TAX, 1015 Kimmel St., Salinas, Monterey County, CA 93905; Rosamaria Alcaraz, 1015 Kimmel St., Salinas, CA 93905. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on November 21, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Rosamaria Alcaraz. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 11/25/11, 12/02/11, 12/09/11, 12/16/11.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20112133 The following person is doing business as THE MONTEREY WELLNESS CENTER, P.O. Box 5431, Carmel, Monterey County, CA. 93921; Katie Shain, 24210 San Pedro Lane, Carmel, CA 93923. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Oct. 10, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on N/A. Signed: Katie Shain. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 11/04, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25/11.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20112318 The following person is doing business as GROVE TREASURES, 1120 Forest Ave. #111, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA. 93950; Grove Treasures, LLC, CA, 1120 Forest Ave. #111, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Nov. 7, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 11/7/11. Signed: Jennifer Peery, Owner/Manager. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. Publication dates: 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/02/11.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER: Petition of MICHAEL JOHN BOOTON Case No. M114784 • Filed Nov. 2, 2011. To all interested persons: Petitioner MICHAEL JOHN BOOTON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name MICHAEL JOHN BOOTON to proposed name EMMA BOOTON. Petitioner has also filed a petition for a decree changing petitioner's gender from male to female and for the issuance of a new birth certificate reflecting the gender and name changes. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. Notice of hearing date: Dec. 16, 2011 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. TBA. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Rd., Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: Nov. 2, 2011 Judge of the Superior Court: Thomas W. Wills. Publication dates: 11/04, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25/11

REVISED 11/17/2011 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY/NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION UPDATES: 1) PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD EXTENDED THROUGH DECMEBER 15, 2011 2) PUBLIC HEARING RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10, 2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Marina Coast Water District (MCWD) has prepared a Negative Declaration, pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) contained in Cal. Pub. Res. Code Section 21000 et seq. for the Ord Community Sphere of Influence amendment and Service Area Annexation Project that is comprised of a change to the MCWD jurisdictional boundaries. The Draft Initial Study and Negative Declaration are posted on the Marina Coast Water District’s website: Document copies are also available for review at the Marina Coast Water District’s offices at 2840 4th Street, Marina, CA 93933 and 11 Reservation Road, Marina, CA 93933; Seaside Branch Library, 550 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955; Marina Branch Library, 190 Seaside Circle, Marina, CA 93933; and Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940. Project Description: The proposed project is the Marina Coast Water District’s (MCWD or the District) Ord Community Sphere of Influence (SOI) amendment and Service Area (SA) annexation in accordance with relevant codes and ordinances of the District and local jurisdictions, and the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000. MCWD proposes to amend their SOI and expand their SA to include all of the former Fort Ord, the development of which is guided by the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) and their Fort Ord Reuse Plan, and the relevant City and County General Plans, and Master Plans for California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Fort Ord Dunes State Park, and University of California Monterey Bay Education, Science and Technology Center. The District currently provides service to this area as outlined in the Water/Wastewater Facilities Agreement between FORA and MCWD (1998). The end of FORA’s legal existence is scheduled for 2014. The proposed project will allow water and wastewater service to continue beyond the FORA expiration, and will provide customers the ability to vote for the MCWD Board of Directors. In addition, a small area containing a school and a church that presently receive water from MCWD and are within MCWD’s Central Marina customer area will be added to MCWD’s SA to eliminate an island within the District that was inadvertently created during the last SA annexation of property north of Marina. In accordance with disclosure requirements in CEQA guidelines section 15072 (g)(5), this notice hereby discloses that the proposed project site contains the entire Fort Ord property that was placed on the National Priorities List of Hazardous Waste Sites (Superfund List) in 1990, as identified on the list enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code. Written comments on this Negative Declaration will be accepted from October 31, 2011 through December 15, 2011 (revised from the previous date of November 30, 2011). Comments can also be made during the MCWD Board Hearing on January 10, 2012 (revised from the previous date of December 13, 2011), 7:00 pm at the MCWD Administration and Customer Service Office, 11 Reservation Road, Marina, CA 93933-2099. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT: Carl Niizawa, Deputy General Manager/District Engineer Marina Coast Water District 2840 4th Street, Marina, CA 93933 Phone: (831)883-5925 Fax: (831) 384-0197 E-mail: Cedar Street Times 11/25/11

November 18, 2011 • CEDAR STREET

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The Green Page What’s a recipe doing on The Green Page? What’s a recipe doing on The Green Page? Recently we attended the annual Wild Game Feed, which is a fund-raiser for the Carmel River Steelhead Assoc., and enjoyed some great food, prepared by a number of local chefs. It was a gorgeous day in Carmel Valley, sunscreen and cowboy hat weather. CRSA was proud to have moved some 7000 baby fish to deeper pools, but were sad to report they couldn’t get to the fish in Garzas Creek and Cachagua Creek because those waterways, tributaries of the Carmel River, dried up too fast. Last year at the event we’d won a tour of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District’s fish-rearing facility, hosted by MPWMD’s Kevin Urquhart. It was a very telling tour and made me appreciate not only what they do, but every bite of salmon I eat. I was so pleased to hear that they were able to release some 1400 wild steelhead back into the lower Carmel River. The fishery people divert a portion of the stream – if there is one – and run it through a simulated stream that has pools and runs and is designed to replicate nature as nearly as possible. They feed and monitor the baby steelhead, after treating them for parasites and disease, and then when the time is right, they return them to the lower Carmel River. They do not hatch the fish there – or anywhere. Urquhart told us that rearing them the way they do results in healthier fish. The main issue, of course, is the

Neil Jameson

The Retired Firehouse Cook health of the river. Some years they start the rescuing in May, June or July, depending on rainfall. This past summer there was enough water that they didn’t have to start the rescue until August. And they were able to let the little fish loose a little earlier, too. So the recipe this week isn’t for grilled salmon, though it’s one of my favorites. I decided to put in print my green salsa fresca recipe that went over so well at the “I Read The News Today, Oh Boy” reception at the library. I’ve written it on envelopes and in address books and on the backs of grocery lists for people who wanted it and went rummaging for something to write it on. This time, I think I’ll save any extra copies of Cedar Street Times and cut it out, or better yet let them find it online.

Neil’s Green (Verde) Salsa Fresca

1 large yellow or white onion, diced 1-2 bunches green onions, sliced thin 1-2 Anaheim peppers, diced (leave the seeds in – they’re not hot) 1 large green bell pepper, diced 5 cloves of fresh garlic, minced (or equivalent minced garlic from a jar) 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped small 4 stalks celery diced

1 28-oz. can GREEN enchilada sauce 4-5 tomatillos diced (optional) That’s it. Stir together. You can add one or two pasilla peppers if you like it spicier. Best served that same day but can be refrigerated, covered, and used in omelettes or on chicken or pork chops over the next week. You can cook it and keep it for yet another week, or after 4-5 days run it through the blender to use in all kinds of recipes, one of which is leftover turkey enchiladas with white cheese. Chefs and cooks donating their time and effort included: Jerome Vale, Wells Fargo in Carmel Valley; Salad donated by Trader Joe’s; Cafe Mia Brew Bar (Horace Mercurio); Ron Vierra III and the Catchem Crossing Team; Otter Bay Restaurant and Catering; Roberta Campbell Brown; Mike Jones from Cachagua Store; Brandon Miller from Mondaka; Roy Thomas and Bob Stoddard, members of Carmel River Steelhead Association; Barney Cullen of

Top right: MPWMD staff use nets to collect fish from the naturalized channel at Sleepy Hollow Steelhead Rearing Facility. (Photo courtesy of MPWMD) Center, right: Baby steelhead in a bucket, ready to go for a ride. Photo by Neil Jameson

Above, left and below, left: The naturalized channel at Sleepy Hollow simulates a wild stream as closely as possible while at the same time protecting the fish from predators -- hence the netting, above, right. Below, right, staff prepares buckets with young fish in them to be returned to the wild. Photos by Neil Jameson.

Bottom right: Staff release steelhead back into the Carmel River. The fish were released in approximately the same location as where they were rescued from. (Photo courtesy of MPWMD)

Sylvan design; Kahuna Sport Fishing in Moss Landing. There was silver salmon from Alaska, Washington state and California provided by Bob Zanpati; boar and venison; duck and pheasants provided by Hank Smith of North Dakota. Donors to the silent auction included: Don Newman – G Pucci & Sons, John sherman – Simms Fishing Products, Bob Brower – Julien Wines, Darryl Pruden – Scheid Vineyards, Old Fisherman’s Grotto, Jan & Jana Saunders – Boete Winery, Ellie Kincaide – REI, Ridge Watson – Jouillian Vineyards, David DiGirolamo – Monterey Fish House, Carol Jones – Kahuna Sport Fishing, Sarah Cruse – Quail Lodge, Chris’s Fishing trips, Ann Hougham – Mesa Del Sol Vineyards, Holly Fassett and family – Nepenthe Restaurant, Bruce Looran - Carmel Victorian Bird Homes, Ed Filice – Purple Wine Company, Geoff Malloway – Central Coast Fly fishing, Pat and Gina Phinny – Baja Cantina, Douglas McCall, Jennifer N. Guyne – Carmel New Image Salin, Kristen King,- Roots Hair Color Studio, Jim Davenport – Warren Masten, Gary Curiso – Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Jeano – Allegro’s Pizza, Dale Hightower – H & H Outdoor Marketing, Mike Garnero – Masten Art Glass, Gordon Parker, Thomas Coppinger – Granite Construction, Tony Salameh – MAST Restaurants, Julia Brandt – Azure Studios, Megan Terry – Carmel Coin & Stamp, Peter Bruno – Randy’s Fishing Trips.


Times • November 18, 2011

The Green Page How can lights pollute? By Cameron Douglas As man continues to learn more about his effect on the environment, scientists are casting an increasingly keen eye to yet another source of global warming and biological disturbance: light pollution. Light pollution, also known as photopollution or luminous pollution, is defined as excessive or obtrusive artificial light. Prior to the use of outdoor electric lighting, a clear, moonless, night sky held a stunning view of several thousand stars. But with the increase in lighting to provide advertisement, aesthetics, safety and security, 25 percent of the world can no longer see the Milky Way on such a night. Artificial light that reflects off airborne water droplets and dust particles creates a phenomenon called, “skyglow.” Much of that lighting is inefficient and causes negative effects. Most light pollution from residential properties comes from outdoor landscaping lights; and many of those are of a design called “up-lighting,” where spotlights shine upwards at trees in a yard for a dramatic effect. One such negative effect of nighttime outdoor lighting is a tremendous waste of energy, and environmental damage from electrical production via mining, drilling, refining, combustion and waste. It is estimated that 30 percent of the electricity generated for outdoor lighting is squandered because so much light is misdirected— or purposely directed—into the night sky. The International Dark Sky Association estimates this wasted electricity costs $1.5 billion annually and results in 12 million tons of carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere. This week, new figures from the World Meteorological Organization show carbon dioxide levels are now at 389

parts per million, a record level, with concentrations of CO2 up 39 percent since the start of the industrial era in 1750. According to a study written by a group of physicists and ecologists at Freie University Berlin and the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, urban light pollution reduces the visibility of an important navigational signal for some nocturnal animals. During clear, moonlit nights, a compass-like pattern of polarized light stretches across the sky. It is not visible to the human eye. The nighttime skyglow of artificial urban light renders the celestial compass undetectable to the animals that depend on it. The study, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, cautions that such screening of the celestial compass may reduce the evolutionary fitness of certain species of beetles, moths, crickets and spiders, leading to a possible disruption of food webs and effecting entire ecosystems. Two thirds of the animal protein consumed on this planet comes from insects. They lie close to the bottom of the global predator-prey food pyramid. Humans are at the top. If the foundation of that pyramid becomes eroded, the entire system becomes compromised and our food sources are severely disrupted. Further research shows the effects of artificial lights can extend for miles outside city limits. The researchers emphasize their preliminary findings likely underestimate the problem. That is because they conducted their tests in winter, when insects are less active. They also state that the test location (Berlin) has less light pollution than most other major cities. It’s still a problem even in places like Pacific Grove, were only small areas are artificially lit at night. The worst offender is up-lighting. Research now

Above: Bad lights - Poor lighting design using unshielded fixtures and upward directed spots. Even with proper selection of lamp types to minimize impact on trees, wasteful night sky light pollution occurs. Image courtesy of Purdue University.

Below: Good Lights - Best lighting design. Proper choice of lamp type will provide night lighting while minimizing both light pollution and effects on trees. Image courtesy of Purdue University.

shows this seemingly innocuous trend in outdoor landscaping has a detrimental effect on small winged creatures in the night. An insect or foraging owl may turn and have its eyes suddenly flooded with light, causing stress. Normal flight patterns become erratic, leading to imbalances in the predatory-prey dynamic and other problems. As local property owners improve their lots, the installation and use of outdoor lighting has increased. Pacific Grove had 7,998 houses in 2009. Of those, 7,296 were occupied: 3,578 by the owners, and 3,718 by renters. It is estimated that 14 percent of the remaining homes are “weekenders,” owned by people who reside elsewhere and keep the properties here for vacation purposes. Many of those weekend homes have full-time outdoor night lighting.

Trees being illuminated can be harmed

Light pollution across North, Central and South America, seen from space. Photo courtesy of NASA.

The Forestry and Natural Resources Department at Purdue University conducted a study on the complex effects of supplemental lighting on trees. Their research shows incandescent and high-pressure sodium lighting have strong effects on tree growth cycles. It has long been known that

certain spectrums—specifically red and infra-red—affect tree activities such as growth cycles and flowering patterns. High-pressure sodium lamps have a broad red and infrared spectrum. These are being replaced in many places with mercury vapor, metal halide or fluorescent lamps, in that order of preference. The International Dark Sky Association also reports that city lights can also alter the concentration of nitrate radicals, an important atmospheric oxidant. Such alterations have potential—albeit small—consequences for pollution levels the following day.

Effects on people

There is growing interest in the role nighttime exposure to short-wavelength (blue) light plays in human health. Among the concerns is a possible reduction in melatonin production and subsequent disruption of sleep cycles. Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland, primarily at night. According to the 2007 Journal of Pineal Research, artificial light causes melatonin disruption. This is widely seen today as detrimental to carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, and a contributor to insulin resistance, hypertension, coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction.

Resistance to cancer is often accomplished through endocrine, anti-oxidant and immunological processes. Research has found all those processes can be altered by exposure to light at night. Evidence is mounting that links extended exposure to artificial light with several cancers, and may be one reason breast cancer rates are five times higher in industrialized nations than in underdeveloped countries. The sleep deprivation associated with constant night lighting contributes to diabetes, obesity, and “a cascade of other disorders,” the Journal reports.

Safety reasons for night lighting

There are valid reasons to have outdoor lights at night, including safety, security, aesthetics, and economic development opportunities. Many property owners look to night lighting as a way to keep the bad guys away. Some feel more secure with the most light they can get, and leave outdoor lights on even when they are out of town. Opponents to always-on lighting claim that motion sensors are the way to go. However, sources in the Pacific Grove Police Department stopped short of voting one way or the other. “Most crimes we have revolve around opportunity,” PGPD Commander John Nyunt wrote in an email to Cedar Street Times. “Lighting is a key factor because most of the time suspects use darkness to cover their means of committing a crime. When there is light it decreases opportunity and gives the property owner the ability to see better. This could be true for burglaries or even robberies where the suspect can lay in wait concealing themselves from potential victims. Motion sensors are a good indicator if someone is coming onto your property; they sense the movement, which also alerts the property owner. We don’t recommend either one [as a preference], other than [to say] light is a deterrent,” Nyunt stated. Whichever way a property owner chooses, motion sensors still require less electricity, and leave a smaller carbon footprint in a world increasingly burdened by an excess of that element. This subject was suggestedby a reader, herself a “weekender,” who is concerned about the effects of always-on lighting in her weekender neighbor’s yard. If you have a question or a suggestion for the Green Page, please email

November 25th Issue  

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