In This Issue
Kiosk Sat. Sept. 29 and Sun. Sept. 30
11 AM - 5 PM Open Artists’ Studios Call PG Art Center 375-2208 •
Sat., Sept. 29
Rollin’ & Tumblin’ Blues Concert 7-9:00 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $10 cover PG Art Center 568 Lighthouse Ave. Pacific Grove www.pgartcenter.org •
Thanks! - Page 12
Powder Puff - Page 14
Mon., Oct 1
Teen Gaming Night from 5:30-7:30PM PG Library Free •
Thurs., Oct. 4
Fashions for Food Tea and Fashion Show 2:00-4:00 p.m. At Sally Griffin Active Living Center, 700 Jewell Ave., $20 per person, $25 at door Proceeds go to provide meals for home bound seniors •
Sunday, October 7
Fund-raising BBQ for Save the Pool behind Pacific Grove Fire Station •
Fri., Oct. 12
Jazz Concert Pacific Grove Art Center 568 Lighthouse Ave7-9:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cover $10 www.pgartcenter.org 831.375.2208 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat., Oct. 13
12-3:00 p.m. A printmaking workshop with printmaker Barbara Furbush At the Pacific Grove Art Center 568 Lighthouse Ave. Pacific Grove 831.375.2208 To register and for additional details contact: email@example.com A great price: $25 • •
Sat., Oct. 20
at 10:00 AM Senior Health Care Panel discussion Canterbury Woods RSVP 657-4193
Inside Animal Tales.........................16 Cop Log..................................3 Food.......................................8 Health & Well-Being......19, 20 High Hats & Parasols..............4 Homeless Chronicles............16 Legal Notices........................13 Opinion..........................10, 11 Otter Views...........................11 Peeps....................................22 Puzzle..................................21 Sports & Leisure..............13, 14 Up & Coming.....................6, 9 Young Writers Corner...........21
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Incorporating the Pacific Grove Hometown Bulletin Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2012
Your Community NEWSpaper
Spikes in water bills have many upset
Vol. V, Issue 2
Sight of a lifetime
Many homes and businesses on the Monterey Peninsula have experienced “spikes” in their water bills, some in the thousands of dollars. Many are still unresolved. One local woman, a widow in a single household, experienced a spike which some may think is modest -- $40 to $155. She called the water company and an inspector came out and said that, after waving a wand over her meter, there was no leak so she must be the cause. She gave away most of her potted plants so as not to have to water them, and began conserving water the way many remember doing in the 1970’s. To no avail. Her bill the next month was $451. This time she called a plumber and learned that there was, in fact, a leak in her toilet. she is now urging everyone to use the free testing kit available from cal Am to determine whether or not they have a leak. Here, in her own words, are Jayne Gasperson’s experiences: “OMG the water bill I complained about last month, $155.00, after $40.00 the previous month...a Cal Am inspector inspected and declared the problem was ME! So I gave away MANY potted plants, decided to flush the toilet less....so now, this month, my bill is $451.00. • 3 AM September 23, 2012 Decided to put food coloring in both of my toilet tanks to see if they were leaking into the toilet bowls. Oh my, yes they were. • September 24, 2012 Called Plumber, Larry Esquivel who quickly determined both “flappers” were old and allowing much water to escape. He said he has been deluged with similar calls... one having a charge of $7,000.00! He wrote on my bill “repaired two leaking toilets; one so bad it should have been detected by the Cal Am man on Aug 29th!” • September 25. Went to Cal Am office “to due battle”. Long story short: The man kept insisting “We are in the business of conservation” I said it sure doesn’t look that way when you allow all these horrendous amounts of water to be lost. The Cal Am man who came to my home after the $155 charge should have suggested my toilets or sprinkler system as a possibility of loss instead of just “accusing
See WATER Page 2
When the Space Shuttle Endeavor, with its jet fighter escorts, flew over Pacific Grove on Sept. 20 on its final journey to be enshrined in a museum in Southern California, everyone ran outside to see it. Businesses and classrooms emptied and residents stood in the streets and cheered as the plane flew over. Above photos are by Karen Levy, taken at Robert Down School. At left, photo by Linda Ternullo taken at the PGUSD district office.
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Times • September 28, 2012 Pacific Grove High School Mock Interviews
Pacific Grove High School students gain experience in how to handle employment interviews thanks to the efforts of high school staff and community volunteers. During the two hour mock interview exercise students not only get to be interviewed by real life employers, they are given feedback as to their performance with suggestions on how to improve their presentations and chances for employment. The sessions are held twice a year for seniors and are a built in part of their English curriculum. The students learn how to prepare a resume, how to dress, and how to present themselves to future employers. Two students attend each interview. One will observe his classmate while the other student interviews. They will rotate around the room, from interviewer to interviewer, and will reverse roles at the next interview table. The students are able to participate in at least four interviews during the exercise. This training is considered important enough for District Superintendent Dr Ralph Porras to participate in the interview exercise. Photo by Al Saxe
pQUESTIONNAIRE From Page 1
me of using too much water”, says I. • September 25. I requested as many “toilet testing tablets” that Cal Am would give me....which I immediately started handing out to friends, neighbors, strangers, whoever ! • September 26...Went to Cal Am to get more -- they’re free. I shall continue giving indefinitely!” Hopefully, Jayne Gasperson
Elect Bill Kampe Mayor Saturday, October 6 Lecture Series
“The Legacy of Ed Ricketts” Chautauqua Hall, 1:00-4:30 p.m $10 for 3 lectures
Water for our Peninsula Water supply for our future is critical for cities on the peninsula. I favor a project supported jointly by all of the cities, and with full consideration of all viable proposals. I do not support the People’s Desal project with Pacific Grove taking the risks alone, as promoted by Water Plus. We can, and must, collaborate for a unified solution representing all of the affected ratepayers.
Website: www.billkampe.org Email: email@example.com Kampe for Mayor 2012, P.O. Box 326, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Paid for by Kampe for Mayor 2012 — FPPC ID# 1346398
This rare opportunity brings together the work and minds of Don Wbber (Big Sur Jade), Bud Laurent (marine biologist/filmmaker) and Dr. Larry Crowder (Ed Ricketts Professor at Stanford University). You will have the chance to see the first public showing on the peninsula, of a new film by Bud Laurent and Peter Coonradt, “Between the Tides— The Legacy of Ed Ricketts” (for which the Monterey Bay Aquarium gave its blessing). This film profiles a number of people in the fields of marine biology/ecology, and gives historical information about the Monterey Bay, the Aquarium and a few local celebrities including Mr. Don Wobber. This event is not to be missed! Complimentary light refreshments will be served. For information, call (831) 655-9775. All net proceeds benefit the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History.
A Passion for Jade: the Sculptures of Don Wobber
Between The Tides Lecture & Film Bud Laurent
Don & Donna Wobber
Saturday, October 6 EXHIBITION OPENS:
PG Museum 10:00 a.m. .................. FREE
Annual Butterfly Parade &Bazaar
Robert Down School & Parade Route 10:30 a.m. .................. FREE
The Impact of Ed Ricketts on Marine Ecology & Conservation Dr. Larry Crowder
Museum’s Identification Day
PG Museum 11:00 a.m. .................. FREE MAGIC SHOW:
PG Public Library 3:00 p.m..................... FREE OPENING RECEPTION:
PG Museum 5:00 p.m.........................$10
Sunday, October 7 43rd Annual Historic Home Tour
Throughout Pacific Grove 10:00 a.m. ...................... $20
10th Annual Artists in Chautauqua
Chautauqua Hall 10:00 a.m ......................Free
Heritage Houses for the Birds Elmarie Dyke Park 10:00 a.m.... Free
“Come Fly with Me!” PG Public Library 2:00 p.m......................FREE
Historic Walking Tour
Downtown Pacific Grove 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. .Free
For more information, visit: www.ci.pg.ca.us Chautauqua Days is sponsored by City of Pacific Grove
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Presidian Hotels offers two new renderings
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Marge Ann Jameson
Cop log Duh
Computers stolen from an unlocked residence.
Maybe they won’t miss it ‘til next year
A patchwork banner that spells out “Happy Birthday” was found near Jewell Park. The person who found it has placed an ad on Craigslist as well.
Hope he has a receipt
A man said a woman who lives in Pacific Grove sold him a piece of furniture, for which he says he paid. But now, many months later, she keeps texting him requesting payment. He lives in Monterey and the officer told him it is a civil matter, but he feels it has now crossed a line into harassment and he wants the police the intervene.
Lost and found, or not
A wallet was found with military ID. Turned out to belong to a soldier from DLI. A man said he lost a brown leather phone case which was of sentimental value as it had belonged to his brother. There’s a phone number written on it.
A woman was giving a report about her lost wallet and suddenly remembered where it might be. It was.
Owner didn’t come back
A person lost a wallet and a business in the 1100 block of Forest hung onto it hoping they’d come back, but they didn’t. Police contacted the owner who will pick it up. Presidian Hotels has presented two new renderings of the potential hotel at the Holman site in Pacific Grove. Merely renderings, they represent a work in progress. Elsewhere in this issue is an announcement about the next presentation Presidian will hold. Drake Leddy of Presidian is working to incoporate ideas from the public.
‘Wheels in Motion for Community Benefit’ semi-annual auto swap meet, car corral
Marina Motorsports, Inc. will hold its 32nd semi-annual Free Automotive Swap Meet and Car Corral at Marina Municipal Airport Sat. Oct. 6. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. for vendors and 8:00 a.m. for the public. Free admission. free vendor and car corral spaces. A $3 donation to Boy Scout troop 134 will be accepted for parking. There will be a barbecue by Marina Volunteer Firefighters Association. For more information please call: (831) 384-1200 or go to www.marinamotorsports.org The event is bill as “The only swap meet with a money back guarantee... you get
MST construction will cause delays
As Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) is completing construction to bus stops at Sand City Station, along North Fremont in Monterey and in downtown Monterey, construction is set to begin Mon., Sept. 17 along Foam Street in New Monterey. Construction will take place at the intersections of Foam and Reeside, Foam and Hoffman, and Foam and Irving. Drivers in this area should be aware of periodic lane closures around bus stop construction sites. Funded entirely by a federal transit grant and state transportation bonds, this construction work is part of MST’s infrastructure upgrades along the Fremont / Lighthouse corridor in the cities of Monterey, Seaside and Sand City. The public’s patience is appreciated as improvements to bus stops are being made. Every effort is being made to keep traffic delays at a minimum. Customers with questions should call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1.
Drugs and alcohol
DUI with blood alcohol more than .08%: Stopped for traffic enforcement, Kelly Hathorn was arrested, booked and released on a citation to appear for driving under the influence of alcohol. Hit and run collision: The hitter and runner, Diana Sturdivant, was held until sober an released on a cite to appear. Subject was parked in public and had an open container. Steven Munsie was found to be intoxicated, arrested, booked, cited and released.
Loath thy neighbor
A person on Sinex said his neighbor threatened to beat him up. A woman on First St. said she felt threatened by a neighbor who had told her not to water her lawn but she was unable to give a specific incident. She had made other reports. The officer tried to contact the neighbor more than once to get his side of it, but only got a recording. The alleged victim called again and left a two-minute voice mail about the problem. Still under investigation.
Hit and run, non-injury, drivable
On Lighthouse Ave., on private property.
Don’t carry dope if you’ve got an outstanding warrant
During a search incident to his arrest for an outstanding felony warrant, Paul Bauer was found to have approximately 9.5 grams of marijuana.
Check the ads for landscaping equipment for sale
Someone stole a garden tool box and garding items on Central Ave.
Power outage = alarm malfunction
On Lighthouse. PG&E was there when officers arrived.
Alarm was sounding on Grand Ave. The building was secure.
False mailbox alarm (the alarm was false, not the mailbox)
A man on Dennett St. has an alarm that sounds when his mailbox is opened. At 2:30 in the morning, it sounded but no one was around when he turned on the porch lights. The mailbox had been emptied earlier.
Old crime, new crime
A woman on Cedar Street said that about 20 years ago, someone broke inro her house and stole some stock certificates worth about $3000. Then she told how she had opened her home to a homeless women who expressed an interest n an antique perfume bottle. Now the bottle is missing, too.
A woman reported two antique pearl necklaces were missing from her home. She said multiple tenants had acces to her home. The officer called area pawn shops but most will not accept pearls. Waiting for callbacks from the tenants.
Come and Celebrate our Two Year Anniversary Sunday, Sep. 30 • 4:00-7:00 p.m. DINNER • MARIACHI MENU: Tamales • Enchiladas • Posole • Rice (Drinks not included)
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High Hats & Parasols Dear Readers: Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding.
The News … from 1912.
moved his office to the Ortin’s block in Monterey. There, Swayze maintains morning office hours from 10 until 12. He makes home calls in the afternoon. The doctor continues to reside at 369 Pine avenue in the Grove. Connect with Main 329 for an appointment or additional information. • Due to our superb sources, we always stock the latest and most appealing merchandise. Stop in and have a look around. Wright’s Hardware store is on Lighthouse avenue in the Grove. • Feeling under the weather? El Bethel Mission is planning a Divine Healing session Wednesday next at 7:30. The Devine Healing is preceded by Bible study, preaching, and praise. Come say “Hallelujah, I am healed!” Work hall.
And your bill amounts to …
“Yes” vote on wharf
Despite the fact that the “socialists”1 fought the granting of a franchise for the concrete pier at Santa Cruz, liberal supporters gained enough votes to win the day. The final count was 1,500 “for” to 105 “against”. The contract for cement will be let to the Santa Cruz Portland Cement Company, which formed the main point of contention. Bids will soon be accepted for the work.
Shepardson leaves Grove
Miss Luela Shepardson, a recent graduate of Pacific Grove high school, departed by train today for San Francisco. After a week in the big city visiting with friends, Miss Shepardson boards a steamer for transport to Hawaii where she plans to take up the work of a professional journalist. After completing her high school studies, the young lady served one year as an intern for the Pacific Grove Review. Her work was considered exemplary and her application to the Hawaiian newspaper was eagerly accepted.
Notice to printers and publishers
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of the City of Pacific Grove invite sealed proposals or bids for special printing and publishing work. Instructions packets are available from City Hall. Typesetter must have 12 point Times available. Present your proposal or bid at the office of the City Clerk at 168 Forest avenue, Pacific Grove, before closing time the second Tuesday in October. Posted by E. S. Johnson, City Clerk.
Soldiers and Indians at the Colonial Theater
Those desiring excitement in moving pictures should not fail to attend the Colony’s showing this week end. The program is bound to please even the most exacting taste. The “Hero” is a pleasing little comedy sure to create a laugh, as is also “Resignation”. “Between life and Death” is a thrilling story of the Mexican border conflict that shows a charge of the United States Cavalry that goes across the boundary where sixteen trapped soldiers are in peril. “Man of the Hour” is a suspenseful flicker that holds the viewers’ attention from start to finish, and “A Peasant Girl’s Loyalty” is a clever picture of life which explains falling in love. 2 You should not miss this fine program, which begins tonight. At the Saturday matinee, which screens at 3 pm, three reels of fine pictures and several sing-alongs are added. The Colonial is sponsoring special prices for this program. The matinee costs 5¢ a seat. Evening showings cost 10¢.
Patrons of the Pacific Grove Hotel and all residents of Pacific Grove are cordially welcomed on the Del Monte links this week end to celebrate with the new owners of the hotel. The links are located just twenty minutes from the Pacific Grove Hotel by electric cars. The Pacific Grove Hotel is kept open all the year, mostly for the benefit of Pacific Grovians, and we earnestly solicit a liberal patronage from hotel and village residents. The hotel serves lunch and dinner and will reserve tables at any time. Management will also cater to private parties or to any social entertainments. New private bath rooms are offered in many rooms, and the Pacific Grove Hotel offers the only public bath in the Grove.
Snippets from around the area…
• The Salinas Lodge of the BPOE Elks is traveling to the Grove for a gathering Saturday, next. The Elks are inviting visitors to a post-meeting lunch and social served by the Pacific Grove hotel. It is hoped that the men in attendance become interested in the Elks and join. 3 • Dr. Ormiston Swayze, who practices only eye, ear, nose, and throat matters, has
• Rent the Civic Club house for your evening affair. Use of the entire club costs only $8 per night. Using the club for practice sessions, when not otherwise booked, costs $1 extra, each. Contact Mrs. Lee Daingerfield or Mrs. Phillip Oyer. • Be certain to submit your dog taxes soon. These are now due and payable. Male, $1. Female, $2. If your dog is held in the pound, it will cost you $1 in addition to the tax. It is cheaper to pay up now and avoid trouble later on. • Mrs. M. Callie Armstrong offers electric and vibratory massage treatments, electric light treatments, and medicated soaks. Armstrong, a trained nurse, supervises all sessions. $1.55 per 20-minute stint. Recommended by physicians. Armstrong is located at 200-B Forest avenue, Pacific Grove. • Keep your feet clean on a doormat purchased at Culp Bros. Victoria Smyrna door rug, weighs 8 pounds. Pictures a dog barking at a disinterested lion, a peacock looking on, and a surrounding forest of trees and flowers. $4.99. We recommend this mat one hundred percent. • Enjoy delicious home cooking with your room. Mrs. Young’s Boarding House is conveniently located at 134 Grand avenue. $5.75 weekly. • Order your meat from Wood Bros in Monterey. Plump plucked and gutted chickens on sale at 10¢ a pound. Call Main 571. We deliver. • The Del Monte Townsite Co. will sell you a lot for just $10. These lots are located in blocks 3 and 4 of Del Monte Heights. Come take a look. Coffee and fried cakes are always on the house. • Serra Building Co, the all-around builders and contractors, is “giving away” sacks of wood chips, excellent for kindling, at 5¢ a sack. Also, pine saw dust available at 25¢ a sack. Serra Building says that satisfied customers are never born, they are always made.
The small group of nay-sayers, the so-called socialists, were more like enthusiasts struggling over the cement contract. They opposed the building of a wharf because of the capitalistic opportunities presented to someone else, particularly in the cementsupply business. In the era of one-film showings, does this sound like a heavy load of pictures? Well, remember that each film lasted only 10 to 15 minutes and a few minutes between each showing were required to change reels. A pianist generally performed during and between films. Thomas Edison, who had earlier decreed that no film require more than ten minutes for showing, was largely responsible for the shortness of presentation�s. The Elks of Salinas (Lodge 614) were helping populate a new lodge in Monterey. The trip from Salinas was by way of an auto mobile caravan. References: Pacific Grove Review, Monterey Daily Cypress, Del Monte Weekly, Salinas Index, Monterey County Post, Bullions’ Grammar (1890)
Police Chief to address Rotary
The Pacific Grove Rotary Club will have as speaker on Tues., Oct. 2, Vicki Meyers, Pacific Grove Chief of Police. The meeting is at The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, at 12:00 noon. Lunch is $20 and reservations may be made by calling Jane Roland at 649-0657.
ROBERT HUITT PACIFIC GROVE CITY COUNCIL I’m running for re-election because I want to keep working for this community I love. Some of the challenges we face are daunting, but I’m optimistic because I know this community has what it takes to find solutions and get the job done. The key is working together. For more about me, my background, and my position on issues, visit roberthuitt.com. Paid for by Huitt for Council 2012, FPPC 1348729
‘Everything Old Is New Again’
The AFRP Treasure Shop, benefiting Animal Friends Rescue Project, will present “Everything Old is New Again,” a bonanza of old, new and vintage, starting on Oct. 1 and running through Oct. 7. The store is located at 160 Fountain Ave. in Pacific Grove, and specializes in antiques, furniture, jewelry, elegant clothing, collectibles, and more. All proceeds help support AFRP’s rescue and adoption programs. Shop hours are Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sun. 11:30 - 4:30. Donations and volunteers are always welcomed and appreciated. For information, please call Manager, Jane Roland at 333-0491 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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“50 Shades of Blue” – Benefit Fashion Show, Auction and Party to wrap week Of Blue Ocean Film Festival
Blue Ocean Film Festival will bring a high-energy benefit Fashion Show, Auction and Party event to the Portola Hotel in Monterey with the “50 Shades of Blue- Fashion Show, Auction & Party’, presented in partnership with K & Co. Media PR. To be held Sat., Sept. 29 at 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. at the Portola Hotel, in Monterey, all proceeds will benefit Make A Difference Media, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The “50 Shades Of Blue- Fashion Show and Auction” is the wrap party for the week’s long world acclaimed Blue Ocean Film Festival. VIP guest attendance for the show will include Titanic Director’s James Cameron, Richard Branson, Prince Albert of Monaco, Ted Turner, Celine Cousteau, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Edward James Olmos, Don Walsh, Congressman Sam Farr, Disney executives, San Jose Sharks, NFL athletes,
renowned scientists, divers, surfers, musicians (and many other celebrity sightings). Join local and international designers, stylists and models as the party kicks off with a big splash in the Portola Plaza Ballroom, as host Katana Alexander introduces one of a kind Designer garments, jewelry and accessories. The event will include a luxury silent auction, with trips to Bora Bora, artwork, vacation getaways, wine, watches, jewelry and local favorites. Entertainment and music will be provided, ‘swag’ gift bags for attendees will be distributed and exclusive raffle items will be featured. Tickets are $25.00 each and can be ordered online at: http://blueoceanfilmfest.inticketing.com/event2.php?eventid=241854
Re-elect carmelita garcia Mayor of Pacific Grove Honoring Pacific Grove’s Traditions - Preserving Its Beauty I have called Pacific Grove my home for the past 20 years. I truly respect and cherish the character and beauty that makes Pacific Grove our shining jewel - our precious gem. As your Mayor, I have, and I will continue to protect and preserve our natural assets such as the Marine Sanctuary, the Monarch Sanctuary and our beautiful parks and open spaces. I honor our traditional events such as the Good Ol’ Days, Butterfly Parade and Feast of Lanterns. I also support recreational facilities such as the golf course and the Kiddie Pool at Lovers Point. Thank you for your support. Together we’ll continue to share our traditions and preserve our beautiful environment which is essential to us all. Mayor Carmelita Garcia and Scruffy
Paid for by the Committee to Re-Elect Carmelita Garcia Mayor 2012 - FPPC #1349643
You are invited to attend a Pacific Grove Holman Hotel Public Presentation Tuesday Evening October 2, 2012 - 6:30 PM Pacific Grove Community Center 515 Junipero Avenue, Pacific Grove
1116 Forest Ave. Suite B Fairway Shopping Center (Corner of Forest & David Ave.)
Come and meet Mr. Drake Leddy, president of Presidian Hotels & Resorts and developer of the proposed Pacific Grove Holman Hotel.
11 AM-10PM Every day
Buffet 11 AM - 2 PM (Mon-Fri) • Dinner Buffet Wed. 5 PM - 8 PM
Learn what the ballot measure in November entails. (If passed, it merely defines the maximum height and lot coverage in which the proposed hotel can be fully designed and built.) Ask questions. Hear about all the exciting details including what this new beautiful property could bring to the community. See the new model of the design concept and basic floor plans.
1 Large Specialty Pizza
1 Large 1 Topping
Mr. Leddy looks forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas and suggestions!
12.99 + Tax
Cannot be combined with any other special offer.
2 Medium 2 Topping
22.99 + Tax
17.99 + Tax
Cannot be combined with any other special offer.
Cannot be combined with any other special offer.
The hotel project will be a welcome addition helping to revitalize downtown Pacific Grove, benefitting both residents, business owners and visitors. Mr. Leddy continues to listen to concerns and takes action making changes in design and functionality. This is an exciting opportunity for our community to come together and create a vibrant, healthy Pacific Grove. It’s time to think of our future, not stay in the past. —Arleen Hardenstein – Pacific Grove resident, Realtor®
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Arts and Events
Up and Coming Artists in Chautauqua is around the corner
10th Annual Artists in Chautauqua is set for Sun., Oct. 7, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at historic Chautauqua Hall, corner of Central Ave. and 16th St., Pacific Grove. This festival is sponsored by The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove along with Artisana Gallery and will be held in Historic Chautauqua Hall in conjunction with The Heritage Home Tour and Heritage Houses for the Birds Auction during the first Sunday in October. This free event is open to the public and is a designated location on The Heritage Home Tour. The event hosts fine local arts and crafts, food, silent auction and live music. This year we will have the beautiful music of local Flamenco Guitar and Peruvian Harp duo: The Bolero Brothers; PG High School Jazz group: The Clock Stoppers; and a
Dogtoberfest to benefit AFRP
The 3rd Annual
Blessing of the Sanctuary will take place Sat Sept.29 at 1pm at the Monarch Sanctuary, Ridge St. Pacific Grove
Louise Ramrez of the Esalen Nation will lead the blessing and will be joined by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche who will do a ceremony to the Four Elements and Jan Southworth’s construction of a local Native American Monterey Tule Canoe All are invited to this free event to welcome back the Monarchs to Pacific Grove. For more info contact Robert Pacelli at email@example.com 831-373-6055
Animal Friends Rescue Project’s Dogtoberfest will happen on Sun., Oct. 21 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Tarpy’s Roadhouse in Monterey. Come and enjoy a fun filled event for people and their dogs featuring fabulous German-themed food by Tarpy’s, Ventana Vineyards wine, Sierra Nevada and English Ales Beer, music by Felten and Michelle and a doggie costume contest. AFRP relies on support from the community to rescue and adopt out over 1,500 homeless cats and dogs each year. Reservations are required and space is limited. Tickets are $35 per person and include all food, drinks and costume contest. Purchase your Dogtoberfest tickets by calling 831-333-0722 or purchase online at www.animalfriendsrescue.org.
Meet Marc. A Monterey County Native
A native and lifelong resident of Monterey County, Marc knows that our open spaces and natural resources drive our economy and make our area a destination for the world.
Fighting for clean water
As a water rights attorney, Marc has fought to enforce the Clean Water Act. On the State Water Resources Control Board, Marc was best known for ordering the City of Los Angeles to return Northern California water to restore Mono Lake.
Protecting our environment
As a former Monterey County Supervisor, Marc adopted the first wetlands protection policies to preserve the Elkhorn Slough and helped establish the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. In 1984, Marc founded the Ag Land Trust, a non-profit organization that has permanently preserved over 21,000 acres of farmland and open space in Monterey County.
On November 6th,
Vote Marc Del Piero for Supervisor www.DelPieroforSupervisor.com facebook.com/DelPieroforSupervisor
Paid for by Del Piero for Supervisor (FPPC# 1346716), P.O. Box 470, Monterey, CA 93942
OUR WATER FUTURE IS AT STAKE IN THE COMING ELECTION! YOUR VOTE MATTERS. FOR THE LEAST EXPENSIVE, FULLY ADEQUATE, AND MOST RELIABLE WATER SUPPLY POSSIBLE
CARMELITA GARCIA - MAYOR DAN MILLER - CITY COUNCIL MARY NORTON - CITY COUNCIL
WaterPlus enthusiastically and strongly supports these candidates. Their position on the water crisis shows their support for the publicy-owned Pacific Grove Water Project, the only existing, affordable, quick and sustainable water solution for the citizens of Pacific Grove and the entire Monterey Peninsula.
THE ONLY LOCAL ORGANIZATION LOOKING OUT FOR YOU, THE RATEPAYER Watch the WaterPlus video on the Pacific Grove Water Project to learn all about it: www.waterplusmonterey.com
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SPCA Wildlife Center releases first ringtail Beth Brookhauser
Animal Chatter It seemed like the end for this injured ringtail, until some compassionate road workers called The SPCA. When road worker Julie Matteucci lifted the lid of the empty dumpster at her construction site on Highway One, she saw something move inside. “I couldn’t help it. I screamed and did a little dance,” said Julie, the only female on the crew. Soon six of her male coworkers were staring open-mouthed into the dumpster at a skinny, wet animal that none of them could identify. “We didn’t know what it was, but it looked half-dead,” said Julie. “One of the guys looked over at me and said, ‘You did far less screaming than I would have done!’”
Ringtails are native to California but are very secretive and rarely seen.
Julie reported the animal to Caltrans Engineer Charlie Hench, who recognized it as a ringtail. He and foreman Todd Ferryman donned gloves, placed the animal into a box and contacted The SPCA. When the call came in, Wildlife Care Technician Audrey Gossett immediately set out on the 120-mile round trip. Her destination turned out to be the dramatic site of a bridge construction project high above the ocean on Highway One, south of Lucia. By the time Audrey arrived, the workers were calling the ringtail “Juju,” and had given him a blanket, water and a granola bar.
Back at the Wildlife Center, Dr. Amy Wells of the Avian and Exotic Clinic examined the animal and cleaned his wounds. The ringtail’s right eyelid was lacerated and drooping, and a large, infected wound on his forehead had swollen the left eye shut. “Most likely the injuries were from a territorial dispute or large prey animal,” said SPCA Wildlife Center Supervisor Jessica Shipman. “It’s pretty impossible to hunt and forage with two injured eyes, so by the time the ringtail resorted to garbage picking he was very weak. When he dropped into the dumpster he was trapped.” While SPCA staff have rescued and released two ringtails out in the field, this was the first one ever treated at the Wildlife Center. The extremely dehydrated animal required fluid therapy for three days to balance his electrolytes, as well as a special diet to reactivate his digestive system. Two staff members administered antibiotic eye drops twice a day for ten days—not an easy task with this weasel-like animal’s long and flexible body. It’s not surprising that the road crew had never seen a ringtail—they are known for their solitary and secretive habits. Commonly known as “ringtail cats,” they are actually members of the raccoon family. Ringtails can rotate their hind feet 180 degrees, making them extremely agile climbers capable of ascending vertical walls, trees, rocks and even cactus. Their extremely long, striped tail gives them amazing balance. They can quickly reverse direction at a run by performing a cartwheel using their tail and legs. Once the ringtail’s eyes were healed he graduated to an outdoor enclosure where he had more room to exercise. After three weeks of care, Wildlife Center Technician Jaime Deuel transported him back to his home territory and released him on a wooded hillside near Limekiln State Park. She reports that when she opened the carrier there was a long pause before the ringtail suddenly shot out of the box and disappeared into the brush. Jessica emailed the news to Caltans Engineer Charlie Hench, along with photos of the bright-eyed ringtail before release. “He looked like a different animal in the pictures,” said Charlie. “Without you guys it never would have happened. . . . We’re so happy The SPCA was there so he could return to the wild!” To report wildlife in distress call 264-5427; after hours phone 646-5534. For humane wildlife advice please call 264-5427, or visit www.SPCAmc.org for downloadable advice by species.
End of the Road? —Not! Photo taken by a road worker shows the weak, injured ringtail trapped in a dumpster, trying to hide behind a piece of scrap metal.
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The Beach House at Lovers Pt Opening Postponed
As you may have seen and/or heard, The Beach House at Lovers Point has set back their opening date once again. It now appears that December will be the target date for flinging open the doors to the public. Just to keep the rumor mill from running amok…this isn’t at all unusual given the numerous components that go into remodeling, expanding and refurbishing a building of its considerable age. Even if you have permits in place and contractors all lined up, there are invariably delays that will and do take place. And I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that they are over budget as well. It just goes without saying…..which brings me to the bush I’ve been beating around; when it does eventually open, you need to patronize the place! Opening in the dead of winter, they will continually need the community’s support to get out of the starting blocks cleanly. I’ll see you there in December, January, February, March ...
On the New Tour…
An abundance of new places to wine and dine have been popping up all over the peninsula and I’ve tried to hit them all up for a preliminary ‘look-see’. By no means would I ever review a newly opened venue until it was at least six months old, but I like to get a feel for the place in its’ complete infancy to watch how it progresses.
Food for Thought Here’s the list of my recent forays:
My Attic, 414 Alvarado St., Monterey
years, this newcomer to Alvarado shows early promise. The interior needs some warming up and creative lighting. The sea foam green walls reminded me of a bathroom color from the 80’s and the acoustics were beyond bad if you care to hear anything that your table-mates were saying. The star of the show here is supposed to be the steaks, but I’d steer clear and opt for the tried and true fish and pasta options. Service is brilliantly helpful and earnest under the watchful eyes of the owners who are very visible and on top of things. It will be fun to see how this place evolves in the next few months. Stay tuned…..
Alvarado Fish and Steak House 484 Alvarado St., Monterey
The Bench at the Lodge at Pebble Beach
This is the newest incarnation of what was previously Monterey Live although you’d never recognize it as such. This place has undergone, not just a little nip and tuck but a complete overhaul. What used to be a long, dark narrow place with a bar is now a pretty cool place to hang out. The interior features two bars to service the guests, really groovy-cool furnishings and a comfortable atmosphere in which grown-ups can enjoy a well made cocktail. I’ve been told that a small plates menu is in the works to compliment the inventive cocktails.
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Be ready to be visually shocked by the transformation at the spot previously
the home of Club XIX. There isn’t a shred of evidence of Club XIX’s existence left! Bright, white, tiled floors, marble-topped tables and windows onto the new patio galore set the tone now. Gone are the dark days of fine dining that are now replaced with a see and be seen bar area that gleams with fresh faces waiting to serve up Chef Yousef Ghalaini’s newest creations. The center-piece is the wood-fired oven where they produce house-made flatbreads, some lovely fresh seafood creations and numerous appetizers. Try the soup, a flatbread pizza or the approachably priced entrees and enjoy a stunning view of the 18th hole. The new patio with fire pits, a la Spanish Bay is a great use of the space that was previously overlooked. Nice re-do! Let’s see how they develop both the menu and adjust for the booming sound that currently bounces all through the room when it is full. This is definitely a “work in progress” and is going to be tweaked and re-tweaked as the next few months to a year go by. The Bench is a refreshing change-of-pace kind of place where even the ‘normal folks’ can enjoy a great glass of wine and a reasonably priced meal while rubbing elbows with the rich and famous. Venture out and give these newbies a try!
First Saturday Book Sale October 6 noon - 4 pm Benefits Library Book Fund First Saturday Book Sale at Pacific Grove Library is well into its fifth year with total sales over $27,000. Book Sale revenue is dedicated to the library’s book fund for purchases of books, DVDs, audiobooks, etc. for the library’s collection. October’s book sale inventory has benefited from several recent stellar donations - including old and rare books, biographies/history, and art, cooking, gardening books. Get a headstart on your holiday shopping and support your library on Saturday, October 6.
Calligraphy Club tells Oct. agenda
There will be many local children like Sasha signed up to read or be read to as part of The Friends’ Read-A-Thon fundraiser to benefit the Pacific Grove Library. We ask everyone to come forward and sponsor a Reading Chair. The cost is minimal and as a sponsor, your name will be posted above a Special Reading Chair (like Back Porch Fabrics, a Sponsor, is posted above Sasha’s Chair). Every dollar you commit will be encouraging our kids as they read to benefit the Library and it is Tax Deductible! For more details, stop by the Library or call Mary at 342-0085.
Sea Scribes Monterey Bay Calligraphy Guild will hold their guild business meeting at 7p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 4. There will be snacks and refreshments for members and guests. In keeping with the arrival of fall and the holidays quickly approaching, Tanya Hannah will do demonstration called “How to make a Halloween card.” The meeting is free and open to the public. The Calligraphy Guild meets monthly, the first Thursday of each month, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. in the Art Room, Level A at Park Lane, 200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey. For more information please contact Jeffrie, Sea Scribes Publicity Coordinator, at 831-224-3276.
Fundraiser dinner set by Republican Women
Monterey Peninsula Republican Women Federated is sponsoring a Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner to support the Youth Scholarship Fund. Come and watch “The Great VP Debate – Ryan vs. Biden – on a big screen TV. October 11 festivities (including dinner) begin at 5:00 p.m., at the Elks Club, 150 Mar Vista Drive, Monterey. There will be a live auction featuring vacation destinations and a private group dinner in Pebble Beach. Post debate discussion and Q&A with Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Fox News Contributor; and Mark Carbanaro, Talk Show Host, KION Fox News Radio. Donation:$60 per person. For reservations contact Pat Hergott: 831-375-3573
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Arts and Events
Up and Coming Dia de Los Muertes to be celebrated at Artisana Gallery beginning Oct. 5
Join us on First Friday, Oct. 5 for an Artist Reception “Honoring Seven Generations” Featuring Local Photographers: Maria Prince, Adrianne Jonson As well as Day of the Dead Artworks from Heather Galler, Sherri Nelson, Heidi Moss & more...The gallery becomes tranformed with images from Oaxaca, Mexico (Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead) and images of Catacombes de Paris, France In addition: Participate in our 4th Annual “Day of the Dead” community altar. Space in our gallery will be set aside for honoring our beloved departed family, friends, and pets, paying tribute to the generations that came before us during this special time of year. Admission is always free. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, and meet featured artists from 5-8:00 p.m.
Forest Hill United Methodist Church 551 Gibson Ave., Services 9 AM Sundays Rev. Richard Bowman, 831-372-7956 Pacific Coast Church 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942 Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431 First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12th Street, 831-373-4441 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-394-5712 St. Angela Merici Catholic Church
146 8th Street, 831-655-4160
Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363 First Church of God 1023 David Avenue, 831-372-5005 Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138 Church of Christ 176 Central Avenue, 831-375-3741 Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove PG Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave., 831-333-0636 Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th Street, 831-373-4705 Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Avenue, 831-375-7207 Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818 First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove
915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875 Worship: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. Congregation Beth Israel 5716 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel (831) 624-2015 Chabad of Monterey 2707 David Avenue, Pacific Grove (831) 643-2770
Marcus Nance offers benefit cabaret Oct. 5
With “Marcus Nance and Friends Marcus Nance and Friends Benefit Cabaret Friday October 5 at 7:30 pm Golden Bough Playhouse (Pacific Repertory Theatre) Monte Verde btwn 8th and 9th, Carmel, CA For tickets Call (831) 758-3973 Tickets are $55.00 which includes a champagne and chocolate reception Having just returned from playing Caiaphas in Broadway’s Tony award-nominated revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, Marcus Nance will be bringing his cabaret Marcus Nance and Friends to Carmel’s Golden Bough Playhouse after a successful run at the Metropolitan Room in New York City. This will be a benefit for the Pacific Repertory Theater, the Colleagues of the Arts and the Monterey Bay Links. Marcus Nance has captivated opera, theatre and cabaret audiences across Canada and the United States with his magnetic stage presence and lustrous bass-baritone voice. The New York Times described him as “a thrillingly powerful bass-baritone”, Backstage NY says he “has a bass that flows like melted butter” and the New Bass Baritone Marcus Nance York Post says his “bass voice resonates with silky menace”. Marcus Nance made his film debut as the Singing Accountant in Mel Brooke’s feature film The Producers starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick and his television debut in Beatrice Chancy for the CBC. He has been seen on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar and in Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme and has also performed with the New York City Opera, Hawaii Opera, Chicago Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Monterey Opera Association, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Shaw Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, with the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra and at the Metropolitan Room in New York City... just to name a few... As a fan of both the jazz era of Johnny Hartman and Sarah Vaughan and the impressive showmanship of the opera and theatre worlds, Mr. Nance will celebrate all these traditions inMarcus Nance and Friends. Joining him will be some of Monterey’s finest singers and musicians including the Bob Phillips Trio and soprano Leberta Loral.
Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20121789 The following person is doing business as Biomeme, 472 Junipero Ave., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950; Max Perelman, 472 Junipero Ave., Pacific Grove, CA; Jesse VanWestrienen, 1210 Lead Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102; Marc DeJohn, 1609 Brae St., Santa Fe, NM 87505; Sean McCracken, 304 4th Ave. NE, Rio Ranch, NM 87124. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Sept. 7, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 8/1/12. Signed: Max Perelman. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Publication dates: 9/21, 9/28, 10/05, 10/12/12 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20121710 The following person is doing business as C. E. L. Plus, 612 Fountain Avenue #5, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. Jacob Torres, 612 Fountain Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on 8/24/2012, File Number 20121710. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Jacob Torres. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5/2012.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20121802 The following person is doing business as Monterey Bay Amenities, 437 Figueroa St. #201A, Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940. Steve Prodes, 301 Ocean Ave. #5, Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Sept. 11, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 1/1/12. Signed: Steve Prodes. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 09/21/ 09/28, 10/05, 10/12/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20121838 The following person is doing business as Driving Sounds, 316 Mid Valley Center #234, Carmel, Monterey County CA 93923 and Carmel Retriever Day, 316 Mid Valley Center #234, Carmel, Monterey County CA 93923. Jeffrey Andrews, 27460 Lomas Del Rey, Carmel, CA 93923. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on Sept. 17, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 12/87. Signed: Jeffrey Andrews. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 09/28, 10/05, 10/12, 10/19/12.
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Opinion Monterey Downs defies logic: People must not sit idly by
Every so often there is a local issue that tugs at my heart, to the extent that inaction is not an option. Several years ago it was the overhead spraying to eradicate the LBAM (light brown apple moth). I became very involved in helping to prevent future aerial sprays and to use alternative measures. To my great surprise and delight, it worked. You can fight city hall, and win. Recently, while hiking with my dog on Fort Ord, I noticed signage restricting use of the trails. That bugged me but didn’t stop me. When we were leaving, we met someone who praised my “civil disobedience” and, upon further discussion, got my blood boiling about the proposed Monterey Downs development on this amazing, amazing land. On Friday, September 21, Mayors Delgado and Bachofner and Supervisor Jane Parker, representatives from Keep Fort Ord Wild, Sustainable Seaside, and FORA (Fort Ord Reuse Authority) along with a couple of council hopefuls, naturalists, and concerned citizens, took a walk. The purpose: discussion about the Monterey Downs development proposal, the veterans’ cemetery, the endowment, and the land. I learned a lot, first and foremost about passion. The people who were there wanted to be there. The elected officials and representatives wanted interested parties to hear the truth about this heated topic, clarify misconceptions, and answer all questions fairly and without bias. I was impressed. These people were willing to put themselves out there, even when they were all alone, and fight for what they believe in. They are true leaders and I was very proud to be in such close proximity of such strong people. Here are a few things I learned:The 60/40 plan: 60 percent of the 28,000 acres will remain a natural habitat, the rest will be developed. The land slated for development contains the least environmentally fragile land; endangered species do not reside in this area. The pockets of urban blight littering the area will remain untouched. The proposed sites for the endowment and veterans’ cemetery are NOT set in stone; there is flexibility as to where these separate sites will reside. The burns will continue, which allows for regrowth. FORA is under pressure from other government entities to ensure public safety, and FORA feels that the best solution is to restrict the trails. (Never mind that people, dogs, horses, and bike riders have been safely using the trails for the last 10 years.) It’s okay to remain on paved roads. The Monterey Downs proposal consists of a horse park, homes, nightlife venues, walking trails, and a horse-racing arena, right next to CSUMB. Last time I checked, Marina already has a horse park; the cities in question are littered with empty, foreclosed homes; Fort Ord has thousands of miles of pristine walking trails housing myriad wildlife, flora, and fauna (recently saw a bobcat and a mountain lion); and there’s plenty of nightlife in the surrounding areas. And, try as I might, I don’t understand the logic of having a horse-racing venue adjacent to a university. The agencies in question affected by the proposal are working together for what is best for the communities involved. However, this doesn’t mean citizens cannot get involved―they must speak up. Attend meetings, vote for the people who most closely share your values and beliefs. Don’t sit idly by. To learn more, take a walk through Fort Ord and check out the respective cities’ and agencies’ websites. Rebecca Pieken Seaside
Size of lot is the issue where Holman project is concerned
Improve Holman site, but huge hotel, no Editor:
The Holman Hotel Public Presentation on September 20 was disappointing, as it was designed to limit public discussion and clearly intended to place the developer in the best possible light. The time was divided into three sections; individuals reviewing documents with one-on-one questions with the developer or his staff, a short presentation, a few questions and answers which were suspended when the questions started getting tough, followed by more individual questions with the developer or his staff. This clearly limited the public’s opportunity to hear the answers to the one-on-one questions. During my professional career as an architect, I worked with a variety of developers and I have found that they often say what they think you want to hear, but after the project is approved not all those promises are achieved for a variety of reasons. During the formal presentation the developer remarked that this new hotel would be good for the Pacific Grove hospitality industry, not only for the new hotel but the existing hotels, motels and inns. It would have been nice ti have some hard facts to substantiate that claim; for example, they could have shared the hospitality occupancy rates n the hotels, motels and inns in Pacific Grove for the last five years, including Asilomar. If those rates were running at 85 to 90 per cent consistently for the existing operations, his statement might have some credibility. One has to assume that if this new hotel is built, some of the existing lodging facilities will go out of business. At the very least, their occupancy rates will decline. Is that going to improve Pacific Grove? They displayed a three-dimensional representation of the new hotel with their proposed reduction in size, without any connection to how it fits into Pacific Grove. In this era of computer generated images, it would have been very easy to insert that image into areal photographs from multiple locations to reveal just how massive it really us and how out of place it will be in Pacific Grove. It will be somewhere between 65 and 75 feet tall and fill an entire city block. Take a drive through Monterey and look at similarly sized buildings and decide for yourself if that is what will be appropriate in Pacific Grove. The proposed amenities included a spa and health club. The Yellow Pages have over 30 spas in Monterey/Pacific Grove/Carmel and the same number of health clubs. Is one more of each going to benefit the residents of Pacific Grove? Will it harm those existing businesses? Finally: The statement that a 200-room hotel with guests, employees, delivery trucks and waste removal is not going to impact traffic was not substantiated with an independent report or research, and was difficult to comprehend. We have to assume the developer is aware that there are only two vehicular entrances/exits to Pacific Grove and only limited mass transit services. All the residents of Pacific Grove would like to see a better use for the Holman site, but a large hotel may not be the best thing for Pacific Grove, unless we are ready to follow the mistakes that Monterey has made over the years and destroy the reason we live here. John Pihl Pacific Grove
Holman presentation gains another vote Editor:
As a proud new resident of Pacific Grove, I attended last weeks information meeting regarding Measure F. The information provided by Mr. Leddy was honest and very useful in helping me decide to strongly support Measure F. Mr. Leddy shared the latest design changes and ongoing improvements to this excellent project. Pacific Grove and our downtown need this positive addition and will be something we will all be proud of. I know that the City Staff will carefully review all plans to ensure a wonderful addition to our downtown and I recommend a Yes vote on Measure F! John Shuman Pacific Grove
No guarantee on size except by zoning Editor:
In response to Mr. Leddy’s letter to the Cedar Street times on Sept 21: I commend him for wanting our small town to get “a share of the pie” as he so aptly puts it. While I think it is very nice of him to want our town to succeed, and I am in no way opposed to the hotel itself, I am, however, very opposed to the size. And this is what we are being asked to vote on in November. Size of lot coverage is the issue, and not the purpose or use. I had a small business for years in the Old Monterey Hotel. After several years, and several landlords, the hotel was finally purchased by a wealthy gentleman from out of the area. It was his idea to build it up, have two front doors -- one on Alvarado, and the other on Calle Principal. The city was all for this, as now it would have two main streets, and businesses on “Calle P” would truly prosper from this welcome addition to the town. When it came time to renew my lease of 12 years, I was told by this nice gentleman that the new rent would be close to four times more than what I was paying. I was being asked to pay more than an Ocean Avenue merchant in downtown Carmel. I feel for the current businesses in the Holman’s building, new growth will not come cheap. I am looking at Mr Leddy’s letter, and he states things like: “conservative estimate”, “could be up”, and “approximately”. My hotel owners stated those same things, and if you go to downtown Monterey, you will find that same hotel, not completed, but vacant and empty. It did not turn Monterey into the great and wonderful place the City Council and OMBA was led to believe. They have a dead albatross taking up two sides of the street, not four, like Measure F is proposing. Catherine Nunes Pacific Grove
Please vote no on Measure F’s proposed zoning change to 75 feet (allowing 7 stories) and 100 percent coverage of the Holman Block, (which is situated between Lighthouse and Central, Fountain and Grand). The Holman Block is already zoned for hotel use. You are voting on a zoning change that would allow an overwhelming massive structure that is way too big. 1. The current zoning already allows for a three or four story hotel (or other building) on the Holman Block depending if it has 90 percent or 75 percent coverage, which is consistent with the zoning throughout downtown PG. 2. The current zoning on the Holman Block already uniquely allows for an unlimited number of hotel rooms with a use permit unlike anywhere else in Pacific Grove that is strictly regulated for allowable guest units. 3. Measure F asks for more: 7 stories at 75 feet for the entire block thus creating the possibility of the 3rd tallest hotel on the Monterey Peninsula after Seaside’s Embassy Suites and Monterey’ Marriott. 4. Claims that almost doubling the zoning height is consistent with a 73 foot tall Holman Building is misleading because that height is only on the backside of Holman’s to the top of the penthouse. The facade of the Holman Building on Lighthouse Avenue is 49.5 feet to the top of the parapet. Imagine 25 feet higher. City planning reviews cannot guarantee size except by zoning limits. Only your “no” vote can guarantee development of the Holman Block that fits PG’s hometown character. Please vote no on Measure F. Janet Cohen Pacific Grove
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Opinion Drake Leddy
Notes on the Proposed Hotel
Season’s first swell arrives
Dear Residents of Pacific Grove, Thank you to all who have welcomed me and to all who have had wonderful and positive things to say about the possibilities this new hotel property will bring to the community. I want to take a moment and tell you about my interest in historical structures and their rehabilitation. In fact, preservation of historical structures is one of my creative passions. My first restoration adventure was in 1981 with the adaptive reuse of a historic office building on Alamo Plaza in San Antonio directly across the street from the iconic Alamo Mission. The building would become the headquarters of a world renowned architect. Having the opportunity to work with him on the restoration was a high point of my career. I have to admit that I fell in love with historical buildings! The next year, I worked with the then-chairman of King Ranch to move a historical mansion built in the 1870s that had been slated for demolition. We moved that spacious and gracious home to a new site on the edge of downtown. We then restored it and added on a new complementary wing of guest rooms. It became known as the highly successful Fairmount Hotel. In 2003, I converted the original headquarters of The Humble Oil Company in downtown Houston into a mixed-use project including an upscale hotel and 88 luxury apartments. My company won the Houston Historical Society “Good Brick Award” for 2004 for this project. In 2005, I redeveloped the old President Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri (where the 1928 Republican National Convention was held) into the 214-room Hilton President. Finally, in 2007, I redeveloped the Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, (the hotel where J. Paul Getty lived for over 8 years during the 1920’s and early 1930’s) into a mixed-use project - The Mayo Hotel and Residences. I’m very proud to tell you that both of the last two hotels were recently named on the list of the 100 finest hotels in America. My background demonstrates irrefutably that I honor and appreciate the historical treasures of the cities where I work! • At last week’s public presentation, several people asked about the amenities included in the planned Pacific Grove Holman Hotel, and which of these will be available to the Pacific Grove community. We have currently programmed the hotel to have a fine dining restaurant, a spa and health/fitness club, a tapas restaurant and piano bar, public-accessible “green roof” gardens and reception areas with views overlooking Monterey Bay, and approximately 15,000 square feet of ballroom/reception/event space. Our next Public Presentation will be Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Pacific Grove Community Center at 6:30. I look forward to seeing you there and showing you the project’s continuing evolution. Remember that the design process is ongoing, and our goal is to create a design that fits into the fabric of Pacific Grove, utilizing many of your comments and recommendations along the way. In the meantime, if you have questions about the ballot measure, please contact our Local Community Liaison, Craig Riddell at 831 521-1685. Sincerely, Drake Leddy Responsible for the overall leadership and corporate strategy of Presidian, Drake Leddy is a seasoned expert in project feasibility, strategic planning, market structures and relationships, and portfolio and asset management. He holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law; is affiliated with the State Bar of Texas, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Urban Land Institute; is past president of Real Estate Council of San Antonio; and is a past member of the Hilton Franchisee Advisory Board.
Casey Lucius would bring intelligence, energy to Council Editor:
Pacific Grove is a historical treasure, a slice of California’s history that must be cared for and preserved. At the same time, Pacific Grove is a complex functioning city that’s home to growing young families, the retired, retail merchants and small businesses of all kinds. Each of those constituencies brings a unique set of needs and challenges to Pacific Grove’s city leaders. Effectively managing such a diverse city requires City Council members with absolute commitment, strong communication skills, the ability to solve complex problems, team-working skills, organization, and follow-through. Casey Lucius is the candidate for Pacific Grove’s City Council who excels in each of those vital areas. Casey Lucius is the right person at the right time for Pacific Grove’s City Council. A wife and mother, Casey has a proven track record of accomplishments in education, the military, and diplomacy. Beyond that, Casey is passionate in her desire to help make Pacific Grove the city of choice for visitors, residents and business owners on the Monterey Peninsula. Vote Casey Lucius for Pacific Grove’s City Council on November 6 and bring intelligent, energetic leadership to our city. Ron Schenk Pacific Grove
A creature of habit, I follow the same morning routine: yawn, stretch, dress, and pad out to the front porch to see where the delivery guys tossed The Herald. Because the ocean is visible from the porch, I also cast a ritual glance seaward. For the past 200 mornings, the view has been the same: flat water matted by Rastafarian dreadlocks of kelp. On Monday, something looked different. The dreadlocks were still there, but for the first time in months, they were moving. Out at Lover’s Point, thick dark waves, pillows of foam and seltzer blasts of spray announced the season’s first real swell. Leaving the paper on the porch, I set off on a short coastal walk. It was a windless morning, chilly but not cold. With no breeze to ruffle it, the water looked silky in the pearly light. Mats of kelp lifted and fell as the waves rolled beneath them. It was barely day, but already three surfers bobbed in the Lover’s Point lineup. As if alerted by some whistle only surfers can hear, several more arrived within minutes. Some stood in the backs of pickup trucks to scan the surf. Others jogged their boards out to the point and dove boldly in off the rocks. Soon a dozen black-suited wave riders strung out along the cliff like beads on a necklace. As each new wave wrapped around the point, one or two stroked for it while the others paddled out of their way. Perhaps because the season’s first swell caught them unprepared, a few surfers got rudely catapulted. But those in the right place at the right time paddled into roller coaster takeoffs, rocketed through headhigh tubes, then carved long, soupy crescents through the kelp. Around the corner, larger waves cranked in along Otter Cove, booming like cannons and laying down wide fans of foam. Far out past the break, a wheeling claque of gulls dive-bombed some distant food source, but no birds challenged the surf. The cormorants that normally pepper the bay clustered atop tall crags, safe from the reach of the waves. Because north swells “wrap” into this end of Monterey Bay, the waves along Otter Point seem to rumble in like bowling balls hooking down the lane. From any bench along the walking trail, you can watch swells rise in the hazy distance, advance in ranks toward shore, then pivot around each point like soldiers on parade. Bigger, more dramatic surf will arrive later in the year, but Monday’s swell did the standard prep work expected of the season opener. It sharpened long-dormant surfing reflexes, combed out six months of kelp snarls, scoured six months of guano off the bird rocks, and churned up six months of bacteria-rich sediments. The first swell is not generally very pretty, and Monday’s was no exception. The water was as brown as a root beer float, and rafts of clotted foam blanketed the bay like mattresses from a container sale. As surging waves mauled the kelp beds, torn vines, stems, roots and bulbs formed sluggish Persian carpets in the shallows. In addition to its cleaning duties, the first swell also teaches basic wave mechanics to a kindergarten of clueless coastal creatures born during the off season. At “Fronts” on Monday, I watched an adult California gull snatch from the top of the break wall a surf-hammered black crab that had fled the waves too slowly. As the gull strode proudly along the wall bearing the broken crab in its beak, a mottled brown baby gull padded quickly after it, insistently peeping like a delivery truck backing up. I could almost translate the peeps: “What is that Mom? I’m hungry. I want it!” The older gull had a beak full, but her stern gaze seemed to say: “Pay attention and learn, grasshopper. When big surf booms in, this break wall becomes a seafood smorgasbord. You can catch your own crustaceans!” “What? I’m hungry! I want it!” “All right. Here, have a leg.”
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A huge thank you to the community The Pacific Grove Police Officers Association and the Pacific Grove Police Management Association would like to thank all our community members who stopped by the Police Department and donated snacks, cards and letters, and other “luxury items” (toothbrushes, DVD’s, CD’s, etc.) for the men and women of the California National Guard 649th Military Police Company, with whom Pacific Grove Police Officer Brian Gorman is serving as a 1st Lieutenant in Afghanistan. All in all, the PGPOA/PGPMA shipped over 25 standard military priority package boxes to Brian and his Company. The outpouring of support was fantastic and will be much appreciated by the men and women of the 649th MP Company!
Brian Gorman, Pacific Grove Police Officer, is srving in Afghanistan. The POA set up a drive for items to be sent to his company there, and the public responded -- to the tune of 25 boxes and counting.
The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove & Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce present
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Turtles, Totes, Tourists and our Town
Why “PG” should not stand for “Plastic Garbage” Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, Research Associate at California Academy of Sciences, and Laura Kasa, Executive Director of Save Our Shores, will explain how a plastic bag ban will benefit local businesses as well as our marine sanctuary and the animals who live there. The talk will be held on Wed., Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, corner of Central and Forest, Pacific Grove. The event is free and open to the public. Hosted by Sustainable Pacific Grove, vicki@ sustainablepg.org.
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Composting class offered by Parks
A free class in learning how to compost is being offered on Saturday, September 29, by the Monterey Regional Waste Management District at the Marina landfill. The class is being held in partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District.
Composting Made Easy (Free)
Let nature help you recycle your garden trimmings and food scraps by composting them into a nutrientrich soil amendment! Organic material represents approximately 1/3 of all household waste. Composting helps reduce the amount of “garbage” going into local landfills and instead turns it into a beneficial resource for your garden. Instructors: Monterey Regional Waste Management District Staff. Ages 9-adult, minors must be accompanied by an adult, Saturday, September 29, 10 AM-11:30 AM, Monterey Regional Waste Management District, 14201 Del Monte Boulevard (two miles north of Marina), free. • To register online, go to mprpd.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross Country results Ben Alexander PGA PGA Teaching Professional, Pacific Grove Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course PGA Teacher Of The Year, No Cal PGA 831-277-9001 www.benalexandergolf.com
I see a lot of players when they come up to the lesson tee begin swinging the club to warm up. Then they attempt to hit the ball, losing their balance or their foot contact to the grass...Falling all over the place, falling back ward on the follow through. If you notice, most good golfers have good balance all thru their golf swing. Try this drill: Hold your follow through for 10 seconds after you hit your golf shot. This will let you know if you have a balance problem, and if you do practice holding the finish.
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Week before last, The Pacific Grove boys team posted their second straight dual meet win to remain undefeated in league competition by a score of 21 to 34 over 3 miles in Greenfield. Their time gap from first to fifth man was an outstanding 41 seconds. The Pacific Grove girls lost to Greenfield by a score of 26 to 33 in Greenfield over 3 miles. Pacific Grove was led by Michelle Watkins winning her second straight league dual meet to remain undefeated on the season in league competition. Breakers Cross Country results from the Hayward Invitational include: Lauren Murphy 36th place 15:40 (2 miles) frosh-soph girls race 7:50 per mile, big increase in personal best; Michelle Watkins 5th place 19:25 (3 miles) Varsity Girls Race; Paul Marien 16:58 (unofficial for 3 miles) big increase in personal best; Jacob Loh 17:24 (unofficial for 3 miles).
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PGHS Powder Puff Football
Photos by Peter Mounteer
Coach Todd Buller above, left. Team mates celebrate a great play, above, right. At left, Kellyn carries the ball. Reeve Grobecker, below, left: Bottom, left: Sam Deem runs it out. Bottom right, the team poses for a picture.
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Carmel Music Society presents 86th season opening
East meets West in gesture and voice
Carmel Music Society has selected two virtuosi to open its 86th season at 3:00 pm, Sunday, October 7, at Sunset Center, Carmel. Cellist Lynn Harrell (“the Dean of American cellists”--Washington Post) and pianist Jon Kimura Parker (“fresh... dazzling”-Seattle Times) will perform a program of works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff. A Gala Dinner follows the recital at The Pine Inn in Carmel. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 2:00 pm by Dr. Anatole Leikin of the UC Santa Cruz music faculty. Gala Dinner includes wines by Bernardus and places can be reserved by calling the Carmel Music Society office at (831) 625-9938. ($150/ person--$50 tax-deductible) Concert tickets sold separately--see below.
CSUMB hosts theatrical dance performance by Sheetal Gandhi
About the Artists Lynn Harrell, cello
Lynn Harrell’s presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists. Mr. Harrell is a frequent guest of many leading orchestras including Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and the National Symphony, and in Europe the orchestras of London, Leipzig, Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Israel and Amersterdam’s Concertgebouw. He has also toured extensively to Australia and New Zealand as well as the Far East, including Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He has collaborated with such noted conductors as James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, Michael Tilson Thomas and David Zinman. Highlights from an extensive discography of more than 30 recordings include the complete Bach Cello Suites (London/Decca), the world-premiere recording of Victor Herbert’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields led by Marriner (London/Decca), the Walton Concerto with Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (EMI), and the Donald Erb Concerto with Slatkin and the Saint Louis Symphony (New World). In June 2010 along with his wife, violinist Helen Nightengale, he founded the HEARTbeats Foundation. A 501(c) charity based in Los Angeles, the HEARTbeats Foundation strives to help children in need harness the power of music to better cope with, and recover from, the extreme challenges of poverty and conflict, in hope of creating a more peaceful, sustainable world for generations to come. Lynn Harrell was born in New York to musician parents. He began his musical studies in Dallas and proceeded to the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the first Avery Fisher Award. Mr. Harrell plays a 1720 Montagnana. He makes his home in Santa Monica, CA.
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
One of the most sought-after performing pianists today, Jon Kimura Parker performed an unprecedented array of piano concertos in the 2010-2011 season. Last season Mr. Parker performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Bournemouth Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, and Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and also performed piano concerti of Brahms, Grieg and Barber. He performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Houston Symphony, and the Rachmaninoff-Paganini Rhapsody with the Nashville Symphony. His recital program included his solo transcription to celebrate the centenary of Stravinsky’s Petrouchka . A true Canadian ambassador of music, Mr. Parker has given command performances for Queen Elizabeth II, the United States Supreme Court, and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan. He is an Officer of The Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian honor. Mr. Parker has also performed as guest soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, London Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Warsaw Philharmonic, and NHK Tokyo Orchestra. Mr. Parker has recorded for Telarc with Yoel Levi, André Previn and Peter Schickele. He was born, raised and educated in Vancouver. He lives in Houston with his wife, violinist Aloysia Friedmann and their daughter Sophie. For further information, please see www.jonkimuraparker.com and www.oicmf.org.
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Nationally acclaimed choreographer and performer Sheetal Gandhi will visit California State University, Monterey Bay’s World Theater on Oct. 9. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. She will perform her one-woman show, “Bahu-Beti-Biwi” (Daughterin-law, Daughter, Wife), which explores her cultural heritage as a 21st century Californian whose life is still shaped by age-old Indian traditions. “Bahu-Beti-Biwi” wraps North Indian music and family characters into a contemporary exploration that moves between humorous portraiture and active resistance. Gandhi merges dance, singing and the text and subtext of centuries-old North Indian women’s songs to move from one portrayal to another. Her characters have conversations with each other across time and space, revealing complex tensions around freedom and compromise, desire and longing, duty and love. The 50-minute performance is an evocative examination of the multiple® Jack Warrington, & Mary louwith McFaddEn, Ea, cFP roles of women thatByreflects Gandhi’s loveEafor tradition her equally Enrolled to Practice and represent taxpayers Before the irS urgent desire to break from it. The offers original score work is the made product on of a Your collaboration with IrS Howfor tothe fix Errors Tax return composer Joe Trapanese whose music for the stage has been described as On July 16, Irs website pre- York Times.than one year of tax returns, “precise and the evocative” by the New a separate sented Gandhi this interesting with has a variedarticle resume. She has touredprepare with Cirque du Soleil, 1040X eachand year andonmail them 10 performed tips on amending income taxEnsemble offorGhana, with the National Dance acted separately to the appropriate returns. Broadway; she’s a percussionist with a university degree in psychology and service center (see “where Ifdance. you discover an error after you in theAttendees Form 1040 infile your taxevent return, you This is free; no can ticketscoror reservationstoareFile” required. structions). rectmust it bypurchase amending your tax return. a parking pass for a nominal fee. Driving directions and a 6. The Form 1040X has three Here are the 10are tips from the Irs: campus map available at csumb.edu/map. columns.andcolumn A shows 1. Generally, you should file anby Student Activities The performance is sponsored Leadership thesupport originalfrom figures from the amendedand return if yourTheater, filing with funding Development the World the New original tax return. column B status, number of depenEngland Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project. shows the changes you are dents, total income or deducFor more information, contact Tim Bills, director of Student Activities changing. column c shows or taxDevelopment, credits wereat reandtions, Leadership 582-4645 or email@example.com the corrected figures. There ported incorrectly or omitted. is an area on the back of the Other reasons for amending form to explain the specific are listed in the instructions. changes and the reasons for 2. sometimes you do not need the changes. to file an amended return. 7. If the changes involve other Often times the Irs will corforms or schedules, attach rect math errors or request them to the Form 1040X. missing forms, such as Failure to do so will cause a Forms w-2, when processing delay in the processing of the an original return. In these inamended return. stances, you may not need to amend. 8. If you are amending your return to receive an additional 3. Use the Form 1040X refund, wait until you have (Amended received your original refund 4. Us Individual Income Tax rebefore filing Form 1040X. You turn) to amend a previously may cash your original refund filed Form 1040, 1040A, check while for any additional 1040eZ 1040Nr or 1040Nrrefund. eZ. Make sure you check 9. If you owe additional tax, you the box for the year you should file the Form 1040X are amending on the Form and pay the tax as soon as 1040X. An amended tax repossible to limit the accrual of turn cannot be electronically interest and penalties. filed. 5. If you are amending more
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An old activist struggles to stay alive in hard times
Butterfly Children and Butterfly Dog
Tim prefers to go by the name of Woodstock, and it fits. With long hair and a wild beard, he’s a leftover from the hippie days — complete with all the aches and pains that come with age. He can be seen many days around the wharf area of Monterey, displaying jewelry and paintings he and his wife make in their motel room in Salinas. He’s not allowed to put up a sale sign, but if someone wants to make a donation, he’ll take the money. The fact is, Woodstock needs to make the cost of his motel room and bus fare each day, at the very least. I met with Woodstock and his wife, Tish, on the patio of Starbucks in Monterey. There they were, working away at their jewelry, with two paintings beside them. Life has become stressful for the pair, as people with less money have much less to spend on their work. And that’s why the couple came to this area six weeks ago. They once made a good living in a small, artsy community by the name of Willits, CA, until city officials began cracking down on artists such as Woodstock selling on the streets. So he and Tish made their way to Salinas and took the cheapest motel they could find. Unable to come up with the rent to get into a more reasonable apartment, they scramble to pay the daily motel rate. But what the couple found on their daily visits to Monterey was a much different community from the one they expected. Officials here also are cracking down on street merchants. During a recent car show, Woodstock said he walked back and forth for miles carrying his paintings, because he wasn’t allowed to set them down and sell. “I walked 10 hours up and down that street during the car show,” he said. “We can’t sell jewelry or paintings, but we can beg, as long as we’re quiet and respectful.” Woodstock admits he’s growing tired — tired of how difficult it is to survive today, and tired of more and more restrictions on average Americans and the poor, while the rich bankrupt the country. “Look at the hole in my shoe,” he said. “I can’t afford a dollar for the duct tape.” But then, Woodstock’s problems started long before these hard times. His troubles started back in the days when he was an anti-war activist. “They erased my records when I was 18, because I was an activist,” Woodstock insists, referring to the government. “They erased everything — my birth record, my Social Security number, everything.” Listening to Woodstock’s past is kind of like riding a wild roller coaster, racing up and down and around, and leaving the listener just a little dazed. The ride starts at age 10, when Woodstock — born to Native Americans — ran away from an abusive home. After coming and going from that home over the years, and sometimes being on his own, Woodstock said he finally wound up in a foster home until age 16. There he was sexually abused. “In the ’60s, I lived at Ohio State,” he said, adding that he was a Columbus native. “The kids said I was a conglomerate of 500,000 people, because I learned from everyone I met.” In the ’70s, after some 66 hours of psychology courses, Woodstock said he was thrown out of Ohio, and his records at Ohio State were — you guessed it — erased. Again, it was his role as an activist that led to his erasure from both his university and America in general.
Over the years, Woodstock held jobs in carnivals and construction, when he wasn’t protesting war. He even worked as a page in state government at a young age and, while protesting at Kent State, watched his best friend killed by a bullet that passed over his head. Besides his other activities, Woodstock played the guitar for some 46 years with people like Teddy Pendergrass and worked on the sound system of the Outlaws. He eventually started a production company with 28 bands spanning Ohio to New York City, he said. When one of those groups, an allgirl rock band, failed to appear on a CBS morning show after a night of cocaine, Woodstock was sued and had to look for other work. “After that, I went into telemarketing. I was one of the best in the nation,” he boasted. During that time, Woodstock went through four marriages, and divorces. “Then I lost it. I was tired of everything,” he said. At the age of 41, Woodstock started making jewelry. One day he took a train to Los Angeles, but within two weeks was robbed of everything. Finally he met Tish in 2001. “We talked through the night. After 12 hours straight, she kidnapped me to her home in Ventura,” he said, a big smile in his beard. Tish, an Akron, Ohio, native, came to California at the age of 20. In 2009, Woodstock got a California ID when someone was able to dig up his birth certificate. “The ID says my life started in November of 2009,” he said. “There’s no record of me prior to that,” other than the birth record. There was a time when Woodstock could make $400 on a painting. “Today we’re lucky if we can get $80,” he said, explaining their current dire circumstances. “I’m just an honest man working for a living.” But Woodstock doesn’t know how much longer he can continue this lifestyle. “I have high blood pressure, COPD and asthma, and I had three strokes in seven years,” he said, admitting he was a smoker for 40 years, but not now. Woodstock wasn’t done. “I also have a bone spur in my neck, sciatica, arthritis in my knees, ankles and wrists, and pain when anything touches my skin,” he added, noting that his wife also has arthritis, sciatica, hypertension and diabetes. As I watched Woodstock come to the end of his list, I could almost visualize him falling apart before my eyes. His final comment had to do with the homeless. “In the State of California, the homeless have to have drug, alcohol or mental problems, or they don’t get help.” Thinking back to all the homeless I’ve met with those problems who weren’t getting help, I doubted the accuracy of Woodstock’s comment. It was growing cold, and I was anxious to return to my warm car. As I left Woodstock and Tish working away on the Starbuck’s patio, I wondered how the couples’ arthritis would fare on these cooler Monterey days. I wondered if they would reach the minimum they needed for transportation, rent and food this day, and the next, and the next.
Butterfly Children and Butterfly Dog
Perhaps you have wondered about the dog in the statue in front of the Pacific Grove Post Office. The statue is a depiction of the “Butterfly Children” created by Christopher Bell, who died much too early, in the prime of his life and career. He created the life-sized statue to honor the thousands of children who marched in the annual Pacific Grove Butterfly Parade. Christopher donated the statue to Pacific Grove in 1996, two years after he donated the sea otter statue that was placed at Lovers’ Point. We first met Chris when we participated in the Beacon House Art Auction, a project that we were involved with for over 15 years. While the artists in the community were generous and giving, no one more so than Chris. I first met Chris’s widow, Nancy, when she came into the benefit shop I managed at the time. It was through our conversations that I learned their little dog AJ had died several years ago. Those of you who love animals as I do, know the kind of grief this can cause. Our pets are our friends and when they leave us, it’s as wrenching as losing a person. The story of how AJ came into the Bell family is a familiar one to us animal lovers. Only two and a half years old, the horribly mistreated dog had been brought to the SPCA by the Police. The Bells came to the shelter the next day and it was love at first sight. They adopted her and she immediately became buddies with Chris’s and Nancy’s sons, Aaron and Jordan. In fact, she became devoted to the whole family. AJ bonded so quickly with her new, loving family. She was always up for a walk, jumping up and down as if, said Nancy, “she was spring-loaded.” AJ would run ahead, tugging at the leash, obviously excited to be seeing old friends and meeting new ones, sniffing wonderful smells and laughing all the way. Chris suffered a massive heart attack on December 19, 1997 and died instantly. It was a terrible shock to the family. Through it all, AJ worked tirelessly to console teenagers Aaron and Jordan and her grieving mistress, Nancy while she, too, mourned the loss of her master. The wounds never completely heal, the departed are missed forever, but life must go on for those who remain. Some time later, AJ was attacked by a raccoon, and fortunately Nancy was able to intervene and save her. AJ’s face had been slashed and there was fear that she would die from her wounds or possibly develop rabies. AJ is a survivor, not letting anything get in the way of her lifelong mission of protect and comfort her family. Before long, she was able to chase the neighborhood cats around and go on long walks with Nancy. In spite of her small stature, AJ’s tenacity enabled her to rule over the neighborhood’s larger dogs who obviously saw her as the alpha dog. If you wonder why AJ was placed with the children of Butterfly Town, it’s because she was part Papillion, which means “butterfly” in French. A butterfly dog, with butterfly children in a butterfly town As you stroll through “America’s Last Hometown” and pass Lovers’ Point, you will see the bronze sculpture of a sea otter “Life at the Top” which Chris created and, with the Pacific Grove Rotary Club, presented to the City in 1994. We know that Chris and AJ are looking down from above and reveling in their gifts. Things may change, hotels may be discussed and buildings razed; but, in perpetuity, the children and the animals will remain as our anchor. Thank you, Chris and AJ. Jane Roland is the manager of the AFRP Treasure Shop at 160 Fountain in Pacific Grove. Her mission is to save as many animals as possible by raising funds through the sale of donated goods. If you cannot foster or adopt an animal, please know that every penny you give, everything you contribute, goes to the care of animals. The administrative costs are bare bones to ensure as much as possible can repair broken bodies, assist foster “parents” and pay for necessities... Jane is a PG Rotarian and lives in Monterey with her husband, John, and her own stable of critters. Left: The Butterfly Kids and AJ, the dog Below: The Otter sculpture at Lovers Point Park
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Chautauqua Days Chautauqua Days symbolizes the dedication, spirit and intelligence of those who founded our home town. Cultural institutions born in the early days of Pacific Grove history are joining with newer cultural organizations to revive the Chautauqua - providing popular education combined with entertainment in the form of lectures, concerts and plays.
Saturday’s Lecture Series “The Legacy of Ed Ricketts” Chautauqua Hall, 1:00-4:30PM $10 for 3 lectures
This rare opportunity brings together the work and minds of Don Wobber (Big Sur Jade), Bud Laurent (marine biologist/filmmaker) and Dr. Larry Crowder (Ed Ricketts Professor at Stanford University). You will have the chance to see the first public showing on the peninsula, of a new film by Bud Laurent and Peter Coonradt, “Between the Tides: The Legacy of Ed Ricketts” (for which the Monterey Bay Aquarium gave its blessing). This film profiles a number of people in the fields of marine biology/ecology, and gives historical information about the Monterey Bay, the Aquarium and a few local celebrities including Mr. Don Wobber. This event is not to be missed! Complimentary light refreshments will be served. For information, call (831) 655-9775. All net proceeds benefit the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History.
Saturday, October 6 EXHIBITION OPENS: “MVSEVM” PG Museum of Natural History 10:00 a.m. • FREE
Get back in touch with natural history in the PG Museum of Natural History’s new exhibit “MVSEVM”. This innovative hands-on exhibit evokes the founding spirit of the museum 130 years ago, when scientists roamed the region and the world collecting rare and wondrous natural artifacts for display. Marvel at the unique displays. Build your own “cabinet of curiosities.” Get an insider’s look at taxidermy. For information, call (831) 648-5716 or www.pgmuseum.org
Annual Butterfly Parade and Bazaar Robert Down School & Parade Route 10:30 a.m...............FREE
A Passion for Jade: The Sculptures of Don Wobber Don & Donna Wobber
Don Wobber has dedicated his life to retrieving and sculpting nephrite jade from the waters off the Big Sur coast. Wobber’s artwork appears in museums, galleries, and private collections. In 1971 he and three other divers made national headlines by recovering a 9,000 pound jade boulder that now resides in the Oakland Museum of California. His works are in the Pacific Grove and San Diego Museums of Natural History. He is mentioned in National Geographic (Sept. 1987) as “among the best of the world’s contemporary jade sculptors.”
2:00 p.m. Between The Tides Lecture & Film Bud Laurent
Bud Laurent spent 20 years working as a Marine Biologist for the California Dept. of Fish and Game in Monterey and Morro Bays. He co-authored, with Dan Gotshall, Pacific Coast Subtidal Marine Invertebrates. Bud served as San Luis Obispo County Supervisor in the early 90’s. While in office, he had substantial accomplishments, including work to extend the edge of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary into San Luis Obispo County. Bud continues work promoting land preservation, restoration, and support for a sustainable environment.
3:45 p.m. The Impact of Ed Ricketts on Marine Ecology & Conservation Dr. Larry Crowder
Dr. Crowder is The Ed Ricketts Professor at Stanford University, and has co-authored “Breaking through the crisis in marine conservation and management: Insights from the philosophies of Ed Ricketts” in the academic journal, Conservation Biology. He is the Science Director at the Center for Ocean Solutions, Professor of Biology at Hopkins Marine Station and a Senior Fellow at Woods Institute for the Environment, both part of Stanford University. His recent research has focused on marine conservation.
A Pacific Grove tradition since 1939, kindergarten children dress as Monarchs and march through town (starting at Pine Avenue in front of Robert Down School, down Fountain Avenue, left on Lighthouse Avenue and circling back to the school) to welcome the returning insects. Butterfly Bazaar follows parade at Robert Down School that features a carnival and food booths. Sponsored by PGUSD. For information, call (831) 3733304.
Museum’s Identification Day PG Museum of Natural History 11:00 a.m. FREE
Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, plants, and art to the Museum’s Identification Day. Scientists and experts will do their best to identify your mysterious family treasure, garage sale find, exotic souvenirs, and flea-market discoveries. What will your mystery object reveal? Please Note: No appraisals will be given, and gemstones will not be identified. For information, call (831) 648-5716 or www.pgmuseum.org
MAGIC SHOW: Magic Dan Pacific Grove Public Library 3:00 p.m. • FREE
Dan is just like his name -- MAGIC! He captivates children and adults alike with his personality, and amazes them with his tricks. Children ages 3 and up are invited to this FREE magic show. For information, call (831) 648-5760.
OPENING RECEPTION: “MVSEVM” PG Museum of Natural History 5:00 p.m. • $10
Join the Museum for music, wine, and light refreshments during this festive evening of celebration. Members and children free. For information, call (831) 648-5716 or www.pgmuseum.org
Sunday, October 7
43rd Annual Historic Home Tour Throughout Pacific Grove 10:00 a.m. • $20
This year’s tour includes five private residences, one local business, six public buildings, and walking tours of downtown, showcasing Pacific Grove’s historic properties. Volunteer docents guide you through each residence, providing information and historical background. Follow a self-guided map provided with ticket purchase to locations, touring at your own pace. Sponsored by the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove and Chamber of Commerce. For information, call (831) 3733304.
10th Annual Artists in Chautauqua Chautauqua Hall 10:00 a.m • Free
This event transforms one of Pacific Grove’s most historic structures into a venue showcasing fine local arts and crafts, a silent auction, live music and refreshments. Chautauqua Hall established in 1881 is celebrating 131st birthday.
Sponsored by the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove and Artisana Gallery. For information, call (831) 655-9775.
Heritage Houses for the Birds Elmarie Dyke Open Space 10:00 a.m. • Free
Children, artists, craftspeople, and contractors from the community build and donate beautiful birdhouses to benefit the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove. Over two dozen of these unique creations will be on display and sold during a silent auction. Prizes will be awarded to builders in several categories. Vote for your favorite and bid to take one home with you. For information, call (831) 643-1943.
“Come Fly with Me!” Pacific Grove Public Library 2:00 p.m. • FREE
Dr. Barbara Mossberg, Pacific Grove’s Poet-in-Residence presents, “Come Fly with me! Or, the DNA of Grandnessitude/ Grandmother Dudes, ‘Tudes of Founding Fore-Bears and Monarch Airs.” Chautauqua: the outdoor summer camp movement generating our own Pacific Grove in days before radio and television was not for the mild mannered or minds; it was wild thinkers and brave hearted men and women with the courage and tenacity of butterflies. In “America’s last hometown” where lions still roam, we salute the bravery and panache of people whose lives shaped what we know of our world today. Framed by PG forebearer of history Cathy Gable, poet Mossberg takes us on flight of her own and others’ account of wild ancestors, comic and tragic. Don’t be surprised if a poetry flash mob follows -- flashy ancestor dudes speaking of monarchs. For information, call (831) 648-5760.
Historic Walking Tour Downtown Pacific Grove 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. • Free
Stroll historic downtown Pacific Grove and imagine living and working in these buildings generations ago. Meet in front of Victorian Corner Restaurant, 541 Lighthouse Ave. at designated tour times. For information, (831) 373-3304.
The Chautauqua Institution was created in western New York State in 1874, and featured Sunday school teachertraining classes, musical programs, lectures, and other forms of public entertainment. In 1878, the organization was reborn as the Chautauqua Literacy and Scientific Circle: a four-year course of required readings in various subjects. This was often the only opportunity for higher education in the days before colleges reached areas outside of large population centers. As early as 1879, the first Pacific coast assembly was held in Pacific Grove. In 1875, a group of Methodist ministers meeting in San Francisco created the Pacific Grove Retreat Association and their camp meeting ground was situated at the site currently occupied by Jewell Park. In 1881, the Pacific Improvement Company (predecessor of the Pebble Beach Company) constructed the large wooden hall that became Chautauqua Hall to serve a variety of uses for the organization. This historic building is now recognized as a National Registered Landmark. In 1883, the Pacific Improvement Company donated a small octagonal building to hold the growing collection of specimens and books, which was replaced in 1932 with a permanent museum building built at the same site. The original museum also contained a library, which evolved into the Pacific Grove Public Library housed in the 1908 Carnegie library building we still enjoy today. In 1905 members of Pacific Chautauqua Alumni Association, with the help of the Pacific Grove Board of Trade, launched the first Feast of Lanterns to celebrate the close of the assembly. The first Feast of Lanterns in Pacific Grove was held at Lovers Point on July 22, 1905 and was a huge success. The event continues to this day. The Chautauqua tradition continued in Pacific Grove into the 20th century, but attendance dwindled. The advent of radio and movies, coupled with increasing opportunities for more conventional college education, marked the end of the Chautauqua here. Perhaps it is no coincidence that in 1926 the last Chautauqua was held in Pacific Grove and the Grove Theatre opened on Lighthouse Avenue. In July 1989, Pagrovians celebrated the renovation of Chautauqua Hall and the centennial of the incorporation of the City of Pacific Grove by holding the first Pacific Grove Chautauqua event in 72 years, a celebration symbolizing the dedication, spirit, and intelligence of those who founded our home town. Chautauqua Days is sponsored by City of Pacific Grove
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Lee Brady offers creative writing workshop
The Creative Writing Workshop, a six-week course taught by SF playwright/critic/actor Lee Brady, welcomes new and experienced writers of fiction, non fiction, poetry and playwriting ) at the Sally Griffin Center (700 Jewell, Pacific Grove). The workshop runs from Oct. 3 to Nov. 9. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (831 8690860) or Kathryn Kress, MPC’s Older Adult program email@example.com (831 646-4058) . The workshop is free for all ages.
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Van Gogh, Ears and Tinnitus Jacquelyn Van Deusen-Byrd,
Modern Health on the Monterey Peninsula Our Five Senses are important to us. They connect us to the amazing world of sound, color, smell, taste, and touch. When we lose one of our senses, we lose a valuable connection to our world. When our sense of hearing is affected by ringing in the ears, called tinnitus, it can be distracting and stressful. Hopefully, we do not react like van Gogh and cut off our ear; it does not stop the ringing. Tinnitus frequently occurs because of damage to the inner ear from sound waves. A sudden loud noise or sustained loud music can damage the delicate balance of the ears, affecting the auditory nerve, and causing ringing in the ear. Tinnitus also commonly occurs due to age-related hearing loss, earwax build-up, Meniere’s disease, stress, chronic illness, blood vessel constriction, and certain medications. Allopathic physicians test for the cause of tinnitus through hearing exams, physical examination of the ear, and occasionally imaging studies. The results can often be idiopathic, unknown, with no identifiable cause for the ringing in your ears. Western treatment includes removal of ear wax, adjusting medications, and addressing blood vessel issues. If there is no available treatment, your allopathic physician may recommend white noise devices as a distraction and masking technique, and counseling to aid you in adjusting to the tinnitus. Over-the-counter supplements for tinnitus include oils, zinc, lipoflavanoids, and gingko. Unfortunately, they frequently do not appear to help. In Traditional Chinese (TCM) and Asian Medicine tinnitus is called “Er Ming”. It is the patient’s constitution and the diagnostic TCM pattern that dictates treatment of tinnitus by acupuncturists and practitioners of TCM. If the pitch and volume of tinnitus is low, the TCM pattern is associated with deficiency. Conversely if the volume and pitch are loud and occur suddenly, the pattern is associated with
excess. And yes, tinnitus can stem from both excess and deficiency in the body. If your tinnitus is loud and high, increasing when you are stressed, angry, or frustrated, it may be an excess pattern of Liver Fire or Liver Yang Rising (the Liver channel is associated with stress and anger). If your tinnitus is a constant low pitch that you can usually ignore, it is a deficiency pattern associated with the Kidneys (the Kidney channel in TCM opens into the ears). If you tend towards chronic phlegm, respiratory conditions, or Meniere’s, the pattern is associated with Spleen deficiency (Spleen deficiency symptoms are characterized by fatigue, loose stools, and feeling weighed-down). As an acupuncturist and herbalist on the Monterey Peninsula, I have frequently treated tinnitus. Tinnitus is surprisingly common among the baby boomers, seniors, military personnel, those in the music industry, and teenagers. I treat tinnitus with a combination of acupuncture, herbs (if appropriate and in consideration of Western medications), and Auricular(Ear) Medicine. The techniques used in acupuncture and Auricular Medicine can release the excess noise and pressure within the inner ear canal; volume and pitch can diminish or temporarily stop during treatment. To truly relieve tinnitus takes time and several treatments. Occasionally there is no relief, readily apparent within three treatments. It is worthwhile exploring acupuncture, TCM, and Auricular Medicine to see if your tinnitus can be relieved. Join our continuing 2012 Free Fall Lectures series and find out more. Next session is Saturday October 6th from 10:00 am 1:30 pm, at Pacific Grove Acupuncture. PG Acupuncture is located downtown, at 150 15th Street. Jacquelyn Van Deusen-Byrd is an acupuncturist and herbalist. You can reach her at (831) 393-4876 or visit www.pacificgroveacupuncture.com.
Free health lectures at Pacific Grove Acupuncture Saturday, Oct. 6 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Learn how to start a Medicinal Herb Garden at home, Qigong Stretch for Low Back Pain, and Self-Hypnosis for Stress Relief. Pacific Grove Acupuncture, is located at150 15th St. RSVP (831) 393-4876. Next month: Saturday, Nov. 3 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Learn how needle-free Auricular (Ear) Medicine can treat pain and illness, Qigong Stretch for Building Immunity, and Self-Hypnosis for Insomnia.
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Health and Well-Being
12 Tough Truths that Help You Grow As you look back on your Life, you will often realize that many of the times you thought you were being rejected from something good, you were in fact being redirected to something better. You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let Life happen. Because sometimes the Truths you can’t change, end up changing YOU and helping YOU grow.
Here are 12 such Truths…
1. Everything is as it should be! It’s crazy how you always end up where you’re meant to be how even the most tragic and stressful situations eventually teach YOU important lessons that you never dreamed you were going to learn. Remember, oftentimes when things are falling apart, they are actually falling into place. 2. Not until you are lost in this world can you begin to find your True Self! Realizing you are lost is the first step to living the life you want. The second step is leaving the life you don’t want. Making a big life change is pretty scary. But you know what’s even scarier? Regret. Vision without action is a daydream, and action without vision is a nightmare. Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it. I invite you to …Read Awaken the Giant Within. 3. It’s usually the deepest pain which Empowers you to grow to your full potential! It’s the scary, stressful choices that end up being the most worthwhile. Without pain, there would be no change. But remember, pain, just like everything in life, is meant to be learned from and then released. 4. One of the hardest decisions you will ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or take another step forward! If you catch yourself in a cycle of trying to change someone, or defending yourself again someone who is trying to change you, walk away. But
in this rut forever, but you won’t. Sure the sun stops shining sometimes, and you may get a huge thunderstorm or two, but eventually the sun will come out to shine.
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Wellness Empowerment if you are pursuing a dream, take another step. And don’t forget that sometimes this step will involve modifying your dream, or planning a new one – it’s OK to change your mind or have more than one dream. 5. You have to take care of YourSelf first! Yes…You heard me! Before befriending others, you have to be your own friend. Before correcting others, you have to correct yourself. Before making others happy, you have to make yourself happy. It’s not called selfishness, it’s called personal development. Once you balance yourself, only then can you balance the world around you. 6. One of the greatest freedoms is truly not caring what everyone else thinks of you! As long as you are worried about what others think of you, you are owned by them. Only when you require no approval from outside yourself, can you own yourself. 7. You may need to be single for awhile! Before you realize that… although the co-owned belongings from your failed relationships might not have been divided equally, the issues that destroyed the relationships likely were. For how can you stand confidently alone, or see the same issues arising in your newest relationship, and not realize which broken pieces belong to you? Owning your issues, and dealing with them, will make you far happier in the long run, than owning anything else in this world. 8. The only thing you can absolutely control is how you respond (and not react) to things out of your control! The more you can adapt to the situations in life, the more powerful your highs will be, and
the more quickly you’ll be able to bounce back from the lows in your life. Put most simply: Being at peace means Being in a state of complete acceptance of all that is… Right Here… Right Now. 9. Some people will lie to you! Remember, an honest enemy is better than a friend who lies. Pay less attention to what people say, and more attention to what they do. Their actions will show you the truth, which will help you measure the true quality of your relationship in the long-term. 10. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough! If you are thankful for what you do have, you will end up having even more. Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold; happiness dwells in the soul. Abundance is not about how much you have, it’s how you feel about what you have. When you take things for granted, your happiness gets taken away. . 11. Yes…You have failed in the past! But don’t judge yourself by your past, you don’t live there anymore. Just because you’re not where you want to be today doesn’t mean you won’t be there someday. You can turn it all around in the blink of an eye by making a simple choice to stand back up – to try again, to love again, to live again, and to dream again. 12. Everything is going to be alright… Maybe not today… but eventually…Just know that! There will be times when it seems like everything that could possibly go wrong is going wrong. And you might feel like you will be stuck
Sometimes it’s just a matter of us staying as possitive as possible in order to make it to see the sunshine break through the clouds again. In the meantime…It’s Your Life… LIVE BIG! To Our Health, Wealth & Empowerment Together! “There is a mighty Power within you. There is that Spirit of Life, Light, and Love. The more you feast on these ideas and fast from old corrosive ones, the closer you experience the Life you desire.” -Frank Richelieu, The Art of Being Yourself Rhonda M. Farrah M.A., DRWA Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Spiritual Teacher is dedicated to the practice of Health & Wellness Empowerment, assisting individuals in developing life strategies to help them help themselves. Rhonda’s Health & Wellness Empowerment Coaching includes programs that allow us to become as healthy, fit and trim…in body, mind and Spirit…as we choose to be. Rhonda advocates all Wellness…Personal, Physical, Environmental, & Financial Wellness…NOW! Rhonda M. Farrah, MA, DRWA The Wellness Institute International 877-82COACH toll free 877-8226224 rhonda@HelpMeRhondaNow.com www.HelpMeRhondaNow.com
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Times â€˘ September 28, 2012 Interfaith program offered at Unity of Monterey Bay
During the month of October, Unity of Monterey Bay is sponsoring a month-long Interfaith Program - â€œBeyond Fear - Peace Awaitsâ€? - that will feature four Wednesday night films focused on learning about and appreciating the sacred traditions and modern applications of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The final week, â€œRealizing our ONENESSâ€? will include a multi-cultural dinner preceding the film/discussion that will focus on the values and visions we all share as part of the human family. People of all faith traditions are invited and welcome to attend.Â All film events begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion period that will conclude by 9 p.m. A freewill love offering will be taken and all proceeds go to supporting interfaith work. October 3 - Appreciating Judaism; October 10 - Appreciating Christanity; October 17 - Appreciating Islam; October 24 - Realizing our ONENESS. The dinner on October 24 will begin at 6:30 p.m. ($5 love offering for dinner). Unity of Monterey Bay is located at 601 Madison Street, Monterey (just up from City Hall & the Monterey Police Department)
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The Local Puzzle #13:Let’s Go to a Game! By Sam Buttrey
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Let’s go to a game! Across 1. Proper 5. African language with 25 million speakers 10. Cry of distress 14. New Rochelle college 15. Bring to an end, to a solicitor 16. Action in Newark in 1967 17. BASKETBALL (190 mi NE) 19. Prefix with -cultural 20. “Come on!” in Colombia 21. Of the early Stone Age 23. Prefix like idio25. Units of sound 26. HOCKEY (78 mi N) 29. Bible placer 32. Sardinian grandma 33. “Life ___ a Dream” 35. In the style of 36. Tenn skin bane 37. Length, in Liverpool 38. Test for HS jrs. 39. Heavenly item 40. “Lighthorse” Lee 41. Like Thoreau, often 42. U.S. “School” of painting 44. FOOTBALL (116 mi N) 46. Tiny bits 48. Number ten in a table 49. Brings together 52. “Whoever saves one life, saves the world ___” (Schindler’s List quote) 56. Word on LeBron’s jersey 57. BASEBALL (326 mi SE) 59. Division word 60. Get away 61. Reformer Jacob 62. Director Joel or Ethan 63. Assign to 64. Logical
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These fragile, amorous connections all butterflies and string stretched taut over a gaping emotional gulf-string breaking, wings tearing-I can feel the air through the gaps with each heavy sigh laden with its unacceptable truths. But as the night drops its heavy darkness over me, the naked honesty that appears in the moonlight renders my despair irrelevant. I grasp my protests closer to me, like a child seeking comfort, then, reluctantly, I let them go. All these empty denials descend like soap bubbles, beautiful lies that sink, rest, and burst. And as I embrace the transience, as I transcend my panic, I feel the tension lessen as my own hands open, loose string swaying in the breeze, butterflies fluttering between my fingers, happiness falling on my cheeks like a sunbeam.
Glenn Miller Orchestra coming to Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center
Mark your calendar: the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is coming to Pacific Grove this fall for one night only, on Thursday, November 1. Their 16 musicians and two vocalists will recreate the thrilling big-band swing sound of the 1930s and ‘40s. Glenn Miller was one of the top orchestra leaders of his era, with eight million-selling hits. The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform them for you, along with a fine selection of newer numbers played in the inimitable Miller style. Tickets will go on sale this fall. For information updates, visit the website of the Foundation for Performing Arts Center – Pacific Grove at www.performingartscenter.org. Additional event information at 831-655-5432. About the Foundation for Performing Arts – Pacific Grove: The Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to make the performing arts available to the community. Event proceeds are used to maintain the Performing Arts Center and benefit performing arts programs in our schools.
Gospel Heritage Month free events final weekend
September is Gospel Music Heritage Month (See Congressional resolution HJ 64 IH at end of this release) and the Monterey area is going to celebrate in style. John L. Nash, Jr. and the Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir (MPGCC) are leading the way in a month-long celebration of Gospel music and its rich heritage in our community. MPGCC will be involved in five concerts and a two-day workshop. All events are free and open to the community.
Friday and Saturday, September 28-29
MPGCC will host a two-day Gospel Music workshop on Friday and Saturday, September 28-29. The free workshop is open to the community. Part 1 will be on Friday, September 28, starting at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 246 Laurel Avenue, Pacific Grove. First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove is the oldest African American church in Monterey County and on the Central Coast. The church was officially founded on August 12, 1909, by a small band of believers who saw a need for African Americans to have a place to satisfy their spiritual needs in their own cultural environment and traditions. Part two of the workshop will be on Saturday, September 29 starting at 12:00 pm at Bethel Missionary Baptist, 390 Elm Avenue, Seaside. Solution on page 22
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Party in the Village! set for Oct. 13 in Carmel Valley
On October 13 the Carmel Valley Village Improvement Committee (CVVIC― pronounced civic) and the Carmel Valley Historical Society (CVHS) will throw the first Party in the Village!, a concert and barn dance celebrating the Village’s past and raising funds for its future. The party will be held from 6:30 p.m. till 10:30 p.m. at the beautiful Hidden Valley Music Seminars at 88 W. Carmel Valley Road, thanks to the generous sponsorship of its Board of Directors. The event will feature local favorites Heartstrings and The HayBoys as opening acts, with The California Cowboys (and special guest Bobby Black on pedal steel) as the headliner. A fundraiser for CVVIC and CVHS, the event will also feature a silent auction of items from the outstanding wine tasting rooms, lodges, spas, and restaurants that fill the Valley. In addition, there will be wine and beer barrel raffles of local libations. Carmel Valley Kiwanis will run their famous no-host bar, proceeds of which also benefit the Village through the three organizations. Tickets are $35 and include hors d’oeuvres. Marj Ingram Viales, a CVVIC Board member, hatched the idea for a country music fundraiser while working with CVHS on plans and permitting for their brandnew History Center at 77 W. Carmel Valley Road, adjacent to the Community Park. “I admired their mission of preserving Carmel Valley’s past and understood their struggle to complete the building. It made me want to help.” A Carmel Valley native, Marj recalled the Valley’s history of family-friendly “music parties,” as they were called back in the 1960s and 70s: “Carmel Valley was really rural―a place where ranching and 4-H were prevalent. Back then, musicians from Cachagua to the Village would grab their guitars and fiddles and play together whenever they could. Then the Jamesburg Players began putting on musical theatre productions, and the local actors and musicians just came out of the woodwork. And who could forget the Valley Volunteer’s annual Fireman’s Ball at Hidden Valley?” Marj, a guitarist in the acoustic ensemble Heartstrings, wanted to honor the Valley’s long musical tradition. “When I was thinking about a fundraiser, I was thinking about all the country music I was raised on in Carmel Valley, so I asked Heartstrings and The HayBoys to be opening acts for the Party in the Village! Then we were lucky enough to have The California Cowboys be our headliner. Their crowdpleasing music will have everyone dancing, just like back in the old days.” Music Enthusiast, Kiki Wow, will be the emcee! The CVVIC board plans for the Party in the Village! to become a recurring event, with different themes and musical genres, and to benefit a variety of local nonprofits. This year, CVVIC and CVHS will share the proceeds from the first inaugural party. CVVIC plans to use its proceeds to extend the pathways and gardens that contribute so much to the Village’s beauty and safety. CVHS seeks to pay off the final $80,000 construction costs for its brand-new History Center, so that the public can finally enjoy all of the Native American artifacts, heirloom family photographs, vintage farm tools and equipment, scrapbooks, newspaper files, books, maps and artwork that have been collected to tell Carmel Valley’s story. (Over the years, through grants, gifts from estates, Cowboy Shows, rummage and bake sales, and dedicated efforts by the Society, CVHS has raised $500,000 so far to help build the Center.) Tickets may be purchased online at www.partyinthevillage.org, as well as in Carmel Valley at Hacienda Hay & Feed, Carmel Valley Business Service, The Running Iron, The UPS Store in Mid-Valley, in Carmel at Do Re Mi Music & Video, and in Salinas at The Feed Trough.
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Celebrating the life of Nadine Annand
Chautauqua Hall was filled with people celebrating the life of Nadine Annand, longtime Pacific Grove resident and civic leader, who died February 9, 2012 in Pacific Grove. She was 99.
In the bottom photo, guests listen to Nadine’s daughter, Penny Rappa, who was among many who spoke at the occasion. Photos by Shelby Birch.
Nadine was remembered by many during the celebration. She was a founding director of the Pacific Grove Art Center, a 40-year volunteer at the Pacific Grove Camber of Commerce and a many year member of Altrusa, Lighthouse Keepers, Business and Professional Women’s Club, Alliance on Aging, Meal on Wheels, the Pacific Grove and Monterey Women’s Civic Clubs, Feast of Lanterns, Chautauqua Hall Preservation Society and the Monterey County Historical Society. She was also a lifetime member of the Parent Teachers Association. She served on the Boards of Directors and served as President of many of these organizations and was recognized many times during her life for her commitment to the arts, seniors and her hometown of Pacific Grove. Among her awards was the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce James R. Hughes Citizen of the Year, the Key to the City of Pacific Grove and the Quota Club of Monterey Woman of the Year. In 2010 the Pacific Grove Art Center recognized her commitment to the arts by naming a gallery in her honor, The Nadine M Annand Gallery. In the above photos: Guests were invited to take home one of Nadine’s prized egg cups from her collection with which to remember her.
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