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Did a mountain lion kill a harbor seal at Hopkins Beach?
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Sea Scribes Calligraphy Guild 7-9 PM Art room, Level A Park Lane 200 Glenwood Circle, Monterey 831-224-3276
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Fair winners - Page 7
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First Friday and Art Walk Downtown Pacific Grove 5-9 PM They don’t happen together often! Free, fun, filled with surprise
• Sept. 7-9
Triathlon Watch all 3 events! See page 17
• Sat. Sept. 8
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Incorporating the Pacific Grove Hometown Bulletin Sept. 7-13, 2012
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A different view
Monarch docent orientation PGMuseum 648-5716 x. 20
• Thurs., Sept. 13
WaterPlus Candidates Forum 7:00 – 9:30 PM Elks’ Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Dr., Monterey ll 20 candidates in contested elections on the Monterey Peninsula
• Sat. Sept. 15
Spruce-Up Day at the Library Bring tools and a bag lunch! Info: Karin 372-0146 •
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Holman Hotel Forum PG Community Center 515 Junipero •
Sat. Sept. 29 and Sun. Sept. 30
11 AM - 5 PM Open Artists’ Studios
Inside Animal Tales ..........................9 Cop Log.................................3 Green Page ..........................12 High Hats & Parasols .............4 Legal Notices.......................10 Opinion...............................10 Otter Views..........................10 Peeps .................................8, 9 Puzzle .................................18 Seniors ..........................17, 18 Sports & Leisure...................13 Up & Coming ................5, 6, 7
Monterey County Fair’s Midway from a different perspective: 11-year-old photographer Siena Parsons took the picture as she sat, perched high atop the fair’s Ferris wheel.
Council OK’s 7.9 percent increase in garbage rates By Al Saxe
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This December, during the holiday season, Pacific Grove residents will be gifted with an increase in their garbage rates. Council members on a 4-2 vote approved the rate increase negotiated between Pacific Grove Director of Public Works and Community Development Mike Zimmer and officials of Waste Management. Councilmember Rudy Fisher was not present and did not vote on the matter. Mayor Garcia and councilmember Dan Miller cast the two dissenting votes. Speaking to the Council at their September 5 meeting, Zimmer noted that 4 percent of the proposed rate increase was due to increased tipping fees (dumping fees at the landfill), and insuring that Waste Management shareholders got a fair return on their investment. The remaining 3.9 percent increase was to cover state mandates for litter abatement. This will raise $100,000 in revenue for Pacific Grove’s coffers. Zimmer noted that these funds must be used for litter abatement and no other purpose.
Holman Hotel Project: “Get On With it!” By Al Saxe “Mr. Pacific Grove,” Richard Stillwell, waited for others to speak before approaching the podium at the September 5 Pacific Grove City Council meeting. Trying to allay the concerns voiced by previous speakers regarding how the hotel would change the nature of Pacific Grove, Stillwell noted that he has lived in Pacific Grove for 80 years and has witnessed many changes take place in the old home town. As a long-serving member of Pacific Grove’s Economic Development Commission Stillwell and other commission members have wracked their brains trying to fill the empty space behind the Holman Building. He felt the development of the parcel would bring much needed vitality to Pacific Grove’s downtown. In his closing remarks to the Pacific Grove Council Richard Stillwell forcefully told the Council to “Get on with it!” Councilmember Dan Miller voiced his concern that Pacific Grove is becoming a city of thrift shops with donated items and staffed by volunteers. Miller mused that perhaps the city needed an ordinance limiting the number of thrift shops. He noted that Carmel approved such an ordinance when their town was inundated with art galleries. Council member Robert Hewitt reiterated his belief that all issues
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concerning the Hotel proposed by property owner Nader Agha and the Presidian Hotel chain needed to be thoroughly addressed before bringing the project before the voters. Council member Bill Kampe voiced his opposition to Measure F and the proposed hotel project. He noted that when viewing the Holman building while walking on 13th Street in Pacific Grove, he was amazed at how unattractive the building is. He felt that Agha, owner of the Holman parcel, needed to reveal to voters before the November election where the water for the proposed hotel was coming from. He also felt that the hotel should not go to the front of the water list. Councilman Kampe accused Agha of holding back portions of the existing Holman building for the hotel project. As a result this would increase the project’s footprint on the parcel. According to Kamp, this action would be taking 40 percent of the Holman parcel out of play for the proposed hotel project. In his closing comments councilmember Kampe felt strongly that Agha would not put all his options on the table unless measure F fails. Addressing concerns about the Hotel’s height, Pacific Grove Mayor Carmelita Garcia insisted that story poles or another alternative be used so residents could visualize the proposed hotel’s impact on the site prior to the November elections. Councilmember Hewitt felt this could also be accomplished by interactive digital technology along the lines of Google Earth. At the end of the discussion period Mayor Garcia made the motion to approve the agreement drawn up by city staff between the City of Pacific Grove and the Holman project developers. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Miller. The Council approved the vote 4-2 with Councilmen Hewitt and Kampe dissenting.
CANDIDATES FORUM ON WATER – SPONSORED BY WATERPLUS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012, 7:00 P.M. MONTEREY ELKS’ LODGE, 150 MAR VISTA DRIVE, MONTEREY WaterPlus, a nonprofit ratepayer advocacy organization is sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Water, Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Monterey Elks’ Lodge, 150 Mar Vista Drive, Monterey. All twenty candidates in Monterey Peninsula contested elections have been invited and eighteen plan to attend. The format will be Q&A. Prior to the forum, each candidate will receive eleven questions. Each will be asked to answer two of the questions; one self-chosen, and one chosen by WaterPlus. Candidates will also have two minutes to give a free statement on water. The local water problem will be the sole topic of the forum. Ron Weitzman, President of WaterPlus, states: “This is an opportunity for citizens to hear directly from the candidates on this very important issue. Questions range from asking the candidates, if elected/re-elected, how they would help to resolve the local water problem, to asking their view about Cal Am’s proposal and if they believe that Cal Am’s water supply should include the Pacific Grove Desalination Project. People will also hear details about the cost of water and how their votes at the upcoming election may affect them, their families and their pocketbooks, as well as the outcome of the water crisis.”
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Notes from the Neighborhoods I have been walking the neighborhood streets of Pacific Grove and have recently knocked on 4000 doors. I intend to get to the other 1000 soon. It’s a refreshing and uplifting experience, plus a great way to learn about the concerns in our city. I hear questions and comments about water, about the Holman Hotel, and about our city finances. What I hear most is an earnest desire to see civil discussion around practical and workable solutions for the challenges facing our community. Thanks to all who have taken a moment to say “hello” and who provide such encouragement.
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Pacific Grove Police are two for two on escapees
On September 3 at 10:46a.m. 27-year-old Jason Rutt, on probation, was spotted walking on Moreland Lane. After being contacted by the Pacific Grove Police officer who spotted him, Rutt fled on foot. Rutt was taken into custody near Save-Mart. He was arrested for resisting/obstructing a police officer and violating terms of probation. While being booked at the jail, a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia was found concealed in Rutt’s underwear. Rutt was booked with the additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. A small quantity of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia were located at his residence on the 900 block of Sydia Drive, Rutt’s residence. On September 4, 2012 at approximately 5:26 p.m. the Pacific Grove Police Department received a report of a physical domestic violence incident between a man and a woman inside a vehicle being driven in Pacific Grove. Officers saw the vehicle driving erratically in the area of Caledonia Street and attempted to make a traffic stop. They recognized the description of the vehicle from prior contacts. The driver stopped the vehicle and fled on foot, locking himself inside a nearby apartment in the 100 block of 19th street, the associated residence. Officers recognized the subject as 61 year old Carmel Valley resident Rafael Bernal who is on probation. Officers are familiar with the apartment and subject due to previous reports of loud arguments and possible domestic violence at the apartment. Bernal refused to open the door so officers forced entry. Bernal jumped out of the second story window in the back and was confronted by another officer. He refused orders to stop and was subdued by taser. The female half was not located in the apartment during a subsequent search of the apartment. Bernal was cleared by medical personnel and then transported and booked at the Pacific Grove Police Department for resisting and obstructing a police officer and violating terms of probation. The female was later contacted and determined to be unharmed.
Stabbed off-duty officer’s answers don’t add up
Warrant served at Pacific Grove home
Pacific Grove police officers said they arrived at off-duty Seaside police officer Justin Gill's home on Forest Avenue soon after he called 9-1-1, at 2 a.m. on July 31. Gill told dispatchers said a man armed with a knife knocked on the backdoor of his Pacific Grove house and then stabbed him. Gill, 29, was bleeding from a stab wound in his chest. He reported that “two Hispanic adult males with shaved heads” randomly attacked him on the back porch of his house. KSBW-TV reports that investigators said Gill’s answers during questioning were not adding up. On Friday, investigators with the Monterey County District Attorney's Office served a search warrant on Gill's home. KSBW obtained a copy of the search warrant filed Aug. 1 in Monterey County Superior Court and report that investigators have narrowed the case down to three possible scenarios to answer what happened on July 31: "1. Gill was stabbed as he reported. 2. Gill was stabbed by someone he knows and does not want to say what happened because it might damage his career. 3. Gill injured himself." The night of the stabbing, officers asked Gill if he had any enemies who would want to hurt him. Gill replied that he had slept with fellow Seaside police officers' wives, had affairs with married women, and dated 911 dispatchers, the warrant stated. "During the course of a year, Gill said he might date 30 to 40 women," the warrant stated.
Sentencing delayed in teen’s 1997 murder
Sentencing has been delayed for a Soledad man who pleaded guilty to the Sept. 19, 1997 murder of Pacific Grove teenager Kristopher Olinger, found stabbed on the Recreation Trail. Ruelas and his older brother were arrested for the crime. Jacobo Ruelas, 33, has yet to stand trial. His trial was suspended in April when his attorney became ill. A new lawyer was appointed, but a new trial date has not been set and is not expected before the end of the year. Judge Mark Hood will set Angel Ruelas' new sentencing date Oct. 9.
Man who murdered his children’s grandmother sentenced to 16-to-life
Sunny Nguyen of Seaside was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for the murder of Judith Salazar in her Pacific Grove home On Nov. 21, 2010. Salazar, the grandmother of Nguyen’s children, was brutally stabbed to death by the man, who used a kitchen knife, in the presence of of the children. Nguyen was convicted of the crime of pre-meditated murder last summer. Monterey County Judge Mark Hood told Nguyen, 28, that his “well-prepared and well-rehearsed testimony” appeared to have been designed to convince the jury that he committed the crime in the heat of passion. The judge further said that Nguyen’s claims of remorse were not believable. Part of Nguyen's sentence is that he is not allowed to have any contact with his victim's family, including his own children.
Central Coast Writers to meet
Lindsey Grant, Program Director of November’s National Novel Writing Month, will speak at Central Coast Writer’s September 18 meeting. Grant will lay out the tenets of NaNoWriMo philosophy and offer practical tips for applying its ideas. According to Grant, the combination of the hard and fast deadline, the global community of writers, and the any-thing goes approach to writing can help overcome obstacles. Grant holds an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College in Oakland. She co-authored Ready, Set, Novel!, a writers workbook from Chronicle Books, and is currently working on a book of essays about her time as a professional dog walker. Central Coast Writers will meet Tuesday, September 18 Meeting at Point Pinos Grill, 79 Asilomar Boulevard in Pacific Grove (831) 648-5774. Dinner Hour: 5:30 p.m. - Order from a full menu of reasonably priced selections. Meeting begins: 6:30pm
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Cop log Unreasonable noise or unreasonable spouse?
A woman reported her husband, who lives at another address, came to stay the night but refused to leave in the morning. It was listed as an unreasonable noise incident. Hmmm.
Across from the rec trail – it had sunscreen and towels, so it was not likely a camper.
Not designed to do that
A woman reported that her former boyfriend broke her computer by folding it the wrong way. He was on probation so he was taken to county jail.
Relatives in the dog house
A woman on 17th St. said a file drawer had been jammed shut, an electronic adaptor plugged into a plug in the bathroom, and the dog house in the yard had been moved about five feet. She said she has a lot of people staying there because of work being done since her mother’s death, but she thinks someone – a family member or friend – is doing these things to upset her.
Racoons don’t say “yahoo!”
A person reported that someone ran into a garbage can next to the road, yelled out “Yahoo!” and fled the scene. No suspects. It happened again on Grove Acre. Well, the knocking over part, but not necessarily the “Yahoo!” part.
An artist without their paints is like a fish out of water. Color.
A person reported losing their watercolor paint set at Lovers Point Park on Sunday, 8/28/12.
Drunk in public
A person was found passed out and unable to care for himself. Booked and later released on a citation.
A person reported unauthorized withdrawals from his bank account via an ATM machine.
Found bicycle Laurel Ave.
Cleared registration. Store at the city yard.
Guess it’s not your average 10-cent grocery bag
Found bag on Sunset. She’d like to claim it if the owner doesn’t.
Country Club Gate, private property.
Left turn from the right lane. That’s right, not correct.
A person made a left turn across two lanes of traffic on Pine Ave. and was struck.
A man was reported down in the street on Seaview. The officer parked across the traffic to protect him. He was disoriented and unable to identify himself, but he wanted to be sure his recycling was safe and that his mom would come and get it. Eventually he regained some mental awareness and was transported to CHOMP along with his backpack. The log doesn’t indicate whether his mom picked up the recycling.
Vehicle vs. Pedestrian
On Forest Ave. Police log doesn’t indicate who won, but we can make assumptions. A person on Gibson reported that someone had gathered up all his solar lights and put them in a grouping on his front lawn. Nothing had been taken, nor had it been damaged.
A radial arm saw was towed from the lighthouse parking area on Asilomar. No VIN, no plates.
Another Craigs List scam
A person responded to a listing on Craig’s List for “Drivers.” Paid $500 as a deposit. There was no job. These scammers should be tarred and feathered for preying on people who need jobs. Wait, that wasn’t in the police log.
Long memory but not such a good one
A local man reported that a boyhood friend from 60 years ago has been calling him from Las Vegas claiming the local man molested him as a child. Las Vegas PD will do a welfare check.
Not too sick to hang out
A juvenile was allowed to walk home from school because he was sick. But he didn’t. He went to Country Club Gate and hung out. And got captured.
Hanging out redux
Juveniles were reported hanging out at an abandoned house. The realtor was contacted and requested to secure the house.
Breaking up is hard to do
P-1 reported phone calls and contact attempts from P-2, and says he doesn’t want anything to do with P-2. In another incident, a student made a verbal threat toward another student. Turns out it was due to a recent breakup and allegedly a case of jealousy. In a third incident, a husband picked up his soon-to-be ex-wife at her mother’s house and took her out of the area, then refused to bring her back.
A 17 year-old girl told her father she had been offered a ride by a man in a champagne-colored van as she walked to pick up her sister from school. She refused, twice, and the van drove off. She said she wasn’t afraid but he told her father and he called the police. We don’t repeat reports of sexual violence or domestic violence, mental illness or dementia. We do not report on deaths by natural causes.
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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.
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Horse thieves captured
Constables J. E. Reinheart and E. J. Dutton yesterday ran down and captured a trio of men wanted in connection with the theft of a horse and buggy. The men gave their names as J. W. Fisher, J. J. Miller, and Louis C. Downing. The capture of the three fugitives was a clever piece of work on the part of the officers, considering that they had not been notified of the men being in the area and had no description of either the horse or rig. Constable Reinhart said that he had his suspicions aroused when he noticed the men trying to sell the buggy to Garner’s Livery. In the meantime, Sheriff Nesbitt, in response to Reinhart’s inquiry, sent a message confirming Reinhart as a wanted man and giving a description of his cohorts as well as the horse and rig. Nesbitt also sent Deputy Shook to assist in investigating, capturing and incarcerating the three men. An investigation revealed that the suspects had been in Salinas last Wednesday night where they tried to sell the rig at Tittesmore’s Stable. On leaving Salinas, the men stopped over at a ranch where they traded their stolen sorrel for a gray horse, receiving $10 in boot. Then the men headed on toward the coast in the carriage, stopping in at Garner’s Livery where they again tried to arrange a sale. After their capture, Sheriff Nesbitt said the men were jailed and are awaiting trial. Reinhart is accused of Grand Larceny. His two companions are accused of being accomplices. The horse traded for at the ranch will be exchanged, but the farmer will be out his $10 as none of the principals had any cash-in-hand when captured.
Southern Pacific fails to keep promises
That the Southern Pacific Company has not commenced its improvements to local tracks and has not begun construction of the promised warehouse are readily affirmable and many locals want to know exactly why. The promises were made several months ago at a meeting with Railroad Superintendent Thomas Ahearn. Ahearn stated then that the Southern Pacific intended improvements from Pajaro to Pacific Grove. He also said that a warehouse which is owned by Mr. O. J. Shields will be moved closer to the tracks to allow work on engines. None of this has transpired. When questioned, a railroad spokeperson tried to sidestep a definitive answer. Mr. Shields was then contacted. Shields said that the railroad intends to do the work, but cannot begin until the end of the upcoming rainy season. Men from the peninsula who planned on applying for construction jobs voiced extreme disappointment.
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• A contemporary group thinks it has found the remains of the North Star. Salvage efforts are being planned. • Potash refers to potassium compounds and potassium-bearing materials, the most common being potassium chloride. The term “potash” comes from the Dutch word potaschen. “Home study” courses by mail were very popular 100 years ago. References: Pacific Grove Review, Monterey Daily Cypress, Del Monte Weekly, Salinas Index, Monterey County Post, Bullions’ Grammar (1890).
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Four people were killed in a private auto mobile this past Sunday. The four were traveling to an encampment of members of the Devine Healing group when the driver lost control and the auto mobile plunged from a bridge. The popular J. H. Farran and his wife were among the victims along with Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Wainwright. From her own home, Mrs. Joseph Yonkers viewed through a field glass the wrecking of the launch, North Star. She also saw her husband and five crewmen carried to their deaths. Mrs. Yonkers was waiting for the return of her husband to his home on South slough and was watching the craft’s progress. When she saw through the magnifying glass that the ship had passed the mouth of the slough and was drifting, she realized the danger. Rushing from her home, she appealed to N. J. Binham, who is manager of a factory on South slough, for help. Bingham at once shut down his mill and called for volunteers. In a few moments Bingham started on his way with the few volunteers and his mill crew pulling the oars on the launch Pirate. The effort of Bingham and his crew, however, proved fruitless. The ill-fated North Star was without power of any kind. Mrs. Yonkers, watching through her glass, saw an anchor dropped, but the anchor failed to grab hold. Stern first, the craft was carried out by the heavy tide until it struck the submerged jetty. The six men aboard were most likely killed at once. The cabin of the ship was carried away while its hull was battered into splinters. A group is forming to see what North Star salvage can be retrieved. 1
Kelp bed possibilities
That the enormous beds of kelp which grow along the Pacific shore represent an undeveloped source of great, national wealth is suggested by Prof. W. A. Satchel, head of the department of botany at the University of California, Berkeley, and Chautauqua speaker. At present, the United States imports more than 15 million dollars’ worth of potash from Germany. Prof. Satchel estimated that a million tons of potash, worth 40 million dollars, might be obtained from the keep beds. Besides potash to be used for fertilizing farms, this sea weed also could provide iodine, glue, shellac, paper, and food for both man and beast. 2
Snippets from around the area…
• The Pacific Grove Post Office is holding letters addressed to L. H. Coffin, Mrs. H. E. Schwyart, and A. S. Young. Please claim. This notice posted by James Harper, Postmaster. • The Colonia Grove motion picture emporium plans on presenting a program of five fantastic films this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon. Featured on the bill of flickers is the drama Temptation. As a special attraction, all seats will cost one dime. Shows commence at 7:30. • Learn pharmacy! Sign up for a course of study with California College of Pharmacy. Professionally trained drug clerks get jobs paying from $100 to $150 monthly. For
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Up and Coming Puccini’s La Bohéme is Hidden Valley’s best
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Performance Review Young dreamers of yesterday are alive more than ever in the 25th Anniversary of Hidden Valley Theatre. The current production of Puccini’s La Boheme, presented by Hidden Valley’s Opera Ensemble, is not to be missed by any astute critic of sophisticated opera or, those interested in the pure pleasure of enjoying amazing talent; and this rendition is in English! Immerse yourself in an evening of excellent opera. The talent in this show doesn’t have a beginning or an ending: It starts, and then it continues. The usual superlatives fall short in every attempt to describe the delicious appeal and enjoyable tastes left over from a sumptuously pleasing opening night. OK, so there was some remarkable juggling, and it was woven into the most remarkable sets ever to be repositioned within the shelter of a Carmel Valley barn. Perhaps the institution of Yale University would like to steal the credit but I’m giving it all to Robert Darling. Darling has designed an orchestration of stage motion that has re-birthed Zen to a theatrical art form. Plus Darling’s way of embracing community as artistic props elevates this production to welcomed visual heights that easily can be gotten used to. The balances and quality of David Moodey’s technological effects were so delicately and unobtrusively arranged and delivered they could easily be overlooked, however they enhance this production in immeasurable ways that deserve notice. The costumes, props, stage management, grips, carpenters, and all the support that
went in to producing this product deserve big kudos. As for the cast, they defied gravity. In the purest and most profoundly inexplicably wondrous ways, each of their voices, and performances, defies reduction to description. Rebecca Davis, “Mimi” evokes an exquisite medicinal magic that permeates the universal sound barrier and returns it as a kind of grace or remedy for ailing hearts. Ben Gulley, “Rudolfo” robs all reserve in the sweetest and most disarming way with his astonishing, vocal traverse. Sara Duchovnay spectacularly knocks socks off, in more ways than one, as “Mussetta.” Gabriel Preisser, Joe Hager and Isaiah Musik-Ayaka bring brilliant performances to “Schaunard,” “Marcello” and “Colline.” Every contribution of the chorus was meaningful. And last by no means least, John Koza’s exemplary baton mastership was splendidly evident in the fabulous sound of the orchestra, and the monitors serve as a great touch. Plan to visit Café Puccini at intermission. This is Hidden Valley’s best production ever! Puccini’s La Boheme at Hidden Valley Theatre’s cozy 250-seat venue is running now through September 15. The theater is located at 88 W. Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley, at Ford Road. Tickets are $55 for adults and $35 for fans under 18. For information call 831-659-3115.
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Up and Coming Rotary will hear Easter Seals Director
The Pacific Grove Rotary Club will have as speaker on Tuesday, September 4, Sandra Gresham of Easter Seals Disability Services. The meeting will be held 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.
How the Brits lost America Part I Burgoyne of Saratoga
Meet the colorful British general “Gentleman Johnny” Burgoyne in Howard Burnham’s amusing and informative characterization of “Swaggering Jack” whose defeat by the Patriots paved the way to Independence.
The Works Friday, Sept 14, at 7:00 p.m. $10 at the door
PGHSAA To Hold Annual Membership Meeting September 15 in Pacific Grove
The Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association will hold its annual membership meeting Sat., Sept. 15, at 12:00 noon at the Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero Avenue. Graduates and attendees of Pacific Grove High School, as well as those who attended of any of the district’s public schools, are welcome to join the Association. Annual membership is $15; membership forms are available at the Association’s web site, www.pgusd.org/alumni. Current or new members interested in joining the Board of Directors of the association are especially encouraged to attend the September meeting. The Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association, a 501(c)(3) corporation, was originally formed in 1889 and reactivated in 1962. It raises money and makes grants to Pacific Grove High School’s programs, and it awards scholarships to students each year. For more information about the Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association, membership, or the Board of Directors, call Beth Penney, president, 831-372-7625, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.pgusd.org/alumni.
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CANDIDATES FORUM ON WATER Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:00 P.M. Monterey Elks’ Lodge 150 Mar Vista Drive, Monterey
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The format will be Q&A. Prior to the forum, each candidate will receive eleven questions. Each will be asked to answer two of the questions; one self-chosen, and one chosen by WaterPlus. Candidates will also have two minutes to give a free statement on water. The local water problem will be the sole topic of the forum. Ron Weitzman, President of WaterPlus, states: “This is an opportunity for citizens to hear directly from the candidates on this very important issue. Questions range from asking the candidates, if elected/re-elected, how they would help to resolve the local water problem, to asking their view about Cal Am’s proposal and if they believe that Cal Am’s water supply should include the Pacific Grove Desalination Project. (Learn more: www.waterplusmonterey.com)
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September 7, 2012 • CEDAR STREET
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Peeps Pacific Grove winners sweep County Fair
Beth Penney’s oatmeal cookies took first prize. She won awards with other entries as well.
Marabee Boone’s oatmeal cookies -- only one of her entries.
Harriette Harris won first place with her pineapple upside down cake.
Photos top and right by Al Saxe. Home Arts photos by Marabee Boone.
Are Helen and Jerry Beach the Fairest of them all? You would certainly think so looking at all the ribbons the Pacific Grove couple won at this year’s Monterey County Fair. The Beaches utilize fallen Monterey Pines to craft their handiwork. Jerry is a master craftsman and Helen a renowned artist, and the two often combine their talents on the same piece of work. The items displayed in the photo above along with the handiwork of other Asilomar artisans will be available for purchase at the annual Asilomar Neighborhood Arts and Crafts Fair scheduled for Saturday November 10th at 1150 Pico Ave .
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Arthritis Foundation fetes volunteers at Mission Ranch
Taurke Children from PG - Elijah was former Jingle Bell Run Youth Honoree.
Above, L-R: Tracey Love, Arthritis Foundation Board member and Business Director for Central Coast Senior Services, Inc. in Pacific Grove; Jim Fuqua, Alexandra Fallon, and Mike Welling, Arthritis Foundation National Planned Giving Director.
Above, L-R: Jim Fuqua - Arthritis Foundation Central Coast Board Chair, Alexandra Fallon, Comm. Dev. Dir. Arthritis Foundation Central Coast Branch, Dr. PJ Utz, keynote speaker from Stanford Dept. of Immunology.
Above, L-R: Arthritis Foundation Community Development Director Alexandra Fallon presents an award for volunteer support to Pacific Grove’s Kevin and Sally Smith.
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PACIFIC GROVE PENINSULA DINING GUIDE DINING GUIDE
17th Street Grill (LD)
Best hamburgers, wraps and quesadillas in town! Outside patio dining or inside.
617 Lighthouse Ave. ....... 373-5474
Aliotti’s Victorian Corner Restaurant (BLD)
Great food, great ambience, great service. Family owned & operated since 1977.
541 Lighthouse Ave. ...... 372-4641 www.victoriancornerpg.com
Joe Rombi’s La Mia Cucina(D)
A locals favorite for 16 years. Open Wednesday- Sunday starting at 5pm. 2011 Voted Best Italian.*
208 17th Street ................................. 373-2416
Peppers MexiCali Café (LD)
Mauricio’s Restaurant (BL)
Voted Best Mexican Food* Mexican & Latin American specialties, a full bar– the Best Margaritas in town!
589 Lighthouse Ave. ....... 645-9051
Local Favorites...Breakfast & Lunch 7:303:00.
The Red House Café (BLD)
Come enjoy freshly prepared meals in a cozy red, historic Victorian house in the heart of PG.
662 Lighthouse Ave. ....... 643-1060 www.redhousecafe.com
An Choi (D)
170 Forest Ave. .................................. 373-6892
PI Z ZA
Pizza My Way (LD)
Winner of the 2010 PG Restaurant of the Year Award from the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce. Family owned since 1999. Pizzas made with all fresh ingredients, daily. M-T 4-9:30pm, F-S 11am-10pm, Sun 12n-9:30pm.
Vietnamese inspired fusion dishes prepared individually by Chef Thanh Truong. Large & small parties can accommodate. Dinner: Every day 5pm-Closing.
1157 Forest Ave., Ste D ................... 643-1111 www.pizza-myway.com
A quality pizza experience in a comfortable, family environment. Open 11am-10pm every day. Buffet 11am2pm, M-F. Dinner buffet Wed. 5pm8pm.
1120 Lighthouse Ave. .... 372-8818
Pacific Thai Cuisine (LD)
Authentically Yours…taste, texture and aromas of Thai Cuisine. Open 7 days per week. M-F, 11am-3pm, 5pm to closing. S-S, 11:30am-closing. Lunch Special M-F, 11am - 3pm $7.95
663 Lighthouse Ave. ........646-THAI (8424) www.pacificthaicuisine.com
Takara Sushi Japanese Restaurant (D)
Sushi, Tempura, Teriyaki, Hot Noodles. Open seven days-a-week, 5-9 p.m.
218 17th Street ................. 655-2730
Taste Café & Bistro (LD)
Mountain Mikes Pizza (LD)
1116 Forest Ave., Ste B .................... 642-6000
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Rombi’s La Piccola Casa Pizzeria (L)
A casual place for lunch or dinner. Open Wednesday-Friday 6:30am-9pm Saturday-Sunday 7:30am-9pm
Grand Ave. Liquor & Deli (L)
Tillie Gort’s Organic Café (BLD)
Fresh seafoods, steaks, lamb, paella, couscous, pastas. French and Spanish specialties. International wine list, full bar. Casual Mediterranean setting. Private rooms 8-50, Linda 333-9788. Locals’ favorite, 2011 Voted Best Restaurant more than 10 years old.*
223 17th Street ................. 372-3456 www.fandangorestaurant.com
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101 Drake (Next to the Rec Trail), Monterey ............................ 645-9549
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Henry’s BBQ (LD)
Voted Best BBQ** Ribs, Chicken Brisket, Pulled Pork, Sandwiches and more! Cozy indoor dining, heated pet-friendly patio. Take-out and catering available. Happy Hour M-F 3-6; $2 off all beer & wine and all appetizers! Military Mondays 10% off, excluding alcohol. Open daily at 11 AM.
401 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey .... 646-6999
Mexican Coastal Cuisine featuring a feast of flavors from Latin America and the Carribean. Fresh homemade salsa, citrus-marinated meats and fresh fish. The ultimate tacos, wraps, and bowls!
Me-N-Ed’s Brick Oven Pizza
Two funny guys, one serious pizza! Daily lunch buffet $5.99. Catering and group specials available. Open 10-11 weekdays, 11-11 weekends.
880 Broadway Ave., Seaside ........... 899-0101 SEAFOOD
Abalonnetti Seafood (LD)
Trailside Café & Coffeehouse (BL)
Centrally located in Canner Row, four blocks from Aquarium. Our menu features breakfast and lunch items, with an espresso bar, bakery sweets and homemade beignets. Pet friendly. WiFi, free parking. Open M-F 8-3, Sat & Sun. 8-4. Mention this ad for a free order of beignets with the purchase of an entrée.
550 Wave St. (Lower Level), Monterey ..................................... 649-8600 IRISH AMERICAN
Flanagan’s Pub (LD)
Fish & chips, Darts & Pool. Open 7 days a week 11:30 AM - 2 AM. Happy hour MonFri 4-6:30 PM
Voted best Calamari * Largest pet friendly patio on the waterfront. Lots of nonseafood specialties. Monterey’s only antipasto bar, Monterey’s only fresh abalone sandwich. Daily specials on fresh crab and lobster. Monterey’s best locals menu: 7 entrées for $8.95 each.
57 Fisherman’s Wharf ..... 373-1861
Fishwife Seafood Café (LD)
Voted Best Restaurant in Seaside.* Enjoy award-winning California Coastal Cuisine with a Caribbean accent. Serving only the freshest seafood at reasonable prices for over 24 years. The locals’ favorite! Delicious pastas and house-made desserts. Beer & Wine. Open from 11 AM. (Seaside location is closed on Sundays). (Also at
The Barnyard, Carmel ..... 625-5500
Local nights Sun-Th. Voted Best Restaurant for Vegetarians for 21 years. Catering available. Open every day.
111 Central Avenue ......................... 373-0335 www.tilliegortscafe.com
isket • Pulled-P r B •
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1199 Forest Ave. ............... 655-0324
Fandango Restaurant (LD)
Turtle Bay Taqueria (LD)
Heated, pet friendly patio. $6.99 lunch specials daily. Organic Garmel Valley Roasting Coffee. Fresh fruit smoothies. Always fresh local ingredients. Open 7 AM every day.
Fishwife at Asilomar Beach (LD)
1996 1/2 Sunset Drive..................... 375-7107
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Enjoy award-winning California Coastal Cuisine with a Caribbean accent. Reasonably priced fresh, delicious pastas and house-made desserts. Full bar. Select Monterey County wines.
229 Grand Avenue .......... 375-7474
212 17th Street ................................. 373-0129
Cozy European ambiance, European inû uenced cuisine prepared by owner/chef Bill Karaki. Herb-roasted chicken, freshmade sausages, escargots, apple strudel, and much more. Full Bar. Banquet Room. Children’s menu. Celebrating 20 years!
Located in the new Grand Ave Liquors. Build your own sandwich or ready made, salads, paninis, take out or eat in. Custom party platters. Deli meats & Cheeses by the pound. 150 varieties local & Mediterranean wines, vast assortment spirits. Call orders welcome.
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Military receive 10% off meal cost (excludes alcohol)
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Opinion A note from Drake Leddy, developer of the proposed Pacific Grove Holman Hotel
Stalking the elusive BPFC
Dear Residents of Pacific Grove,
Thank you for your warm welcome last week at the Pacific Grove Holman Hotel Public Forum/Presentation. Over one hundred people came out! It was wonderful to meet you and to hear your views about this exciting project. Thank you also for allowing me to tell you my story and to share my vision for the proposed hotel property.
Notes on the Proposed Hotel Pacific Grove is definitely one of the most unique communities I’ve ever experienced. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed developing projects that fulfill a city’s needs on many levels. For example, the hotels bring jobs and income to the city. In Pacific Grove, we are excited about the opportunity to contribute to your community, and we truly want to add to the Victorian charm and beauty of your city as well. I am thrilled to share a concept with you – what I call a “social hotel” – a hotel property that serves the social needs of the residents. I heard from one attendee (who can’t wait for the hotel to be built) that if a couple gets married in Pacific Grove, say at Lover’s Point, there is nowhere in Pacific Grove to have a really nice reception for a sizeable group of guests. Imagine how wonderful it will be to welcome newlyweds and their families to your beautiful new event facility, your social hotel! Where can people of the city gather now for social functions? Imagine bringing back clubs and groups who have had to go out of town. Imagine having a beautiful place to hold family reunions and social events that are the milestones in all our lives; from clubs, to meetings, to gatherings and more, the social hotel can fill so many needs of the community. But, first things first. I do understand there are concerns, and I want to address as many as I can by presenting facts so all the residents are clear on exactly what this will mean to the community. Attendees at the event last week had questions about the height of the new hotel and the size of the new building. Also, there were questions about parking, sidewalks, traffic and how the hotel revenue will impact the city. From the size of the hotel, to the name of the property, all concerns and ideas expressed have value. Please keep in mind that we will be considering and integrating your ideas and suggestions as we go forward. We’ll have new renderings for you to view and more detailed and clear answers to your questions and concerns at the next Presentation on Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:30 PM at the Pacific Grove Community Center, 515 Junipero Avenue, Pacific Grove. Please plan to attend. I want to meet you and hear what you have to say. In the meantime, if you have questions about the ballot measure, please contact our Local Community Liaison Craig Riddell at 831 521-1685. Once again, thank you so much for welcoming me to your city. I look forward to seeing you on September 20 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.
Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20121527 The following person is doing business as DOLLAR VARIETY STORE, 23 4th St., Gonzales, Monterey County, CA 93926. KULDIP SINGH, 1443 Burgundy Way, Gonzales, CA 93926. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on July 27, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 07/94. Signed: Kuldip Singh. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 08/03, 08/10, 08/17, 08/24/12.
A mid-week closure at my workplace created a four-day window just wide enough for a mad dash up to Yosemite. My plan was to camp at a little-known back country lake I had visited sometime in the previous century. Much had changed in the interim, including my readiness. While never a mountaineer or a serious wilderness hiker, in my past life I always kept “back packing stuff” on hand for occasional treks through Haleakala or Yosemite. That was all history now. Also history was the springy, resilient stride that once propelled me along crunchy mountain trails, heartily singing “vol de ri, vol de ra!” This would be a more feeble, gasping, rickety ascent. As I set out to replace my camping stuff, I found good news and bad news. Luckily, pack design had advanced considerably, so a sleek body-hugging unit replaced the bulky, metal-frame Kelty beneath which I had staggered since 1970. Tents, cookware and rain flies had also teched up in the interim. The bad news awaited me on-line. I had last visited this “little known” lake in the pre-internet stone age. Now it was the subject of websites, blogs, You Tube videos, and starred reviews from hikers world-wide. Some sobering information also appeared amid the fine print on the National Park Service site. “Before entering posted back country areas, you must obtain a wilderness permit,” the site advised. Somewhat further down, it added: “In order to obtain a wilderness permit, you must have a Bear Proof Food Container.” This was doubly alarming. For one thing, it negated one of the great sporting thrills of back country camping: cramming your food into a nylon stuff sack, hoisting the bag by rope up a tree each night, and praying the bears wouldn’t get it. Even more troubling was the directive’s use of capital letters. Apparently there was now an officially vetted and agency-approved Bear Proof Food Container (hereafter, BPFC). I couldn’t just cobble something together. Fretful this new requirement would derail my tight time table, I called local camping gear purveyors. As I had feared, the BPFC proved elusive to obtain on short notice. “We’re all out,” the first salesperson said. “End of season, you know?” The second was more encouraging. “We have one left,” he said, but then brought the hammer down. “It’s $75.” The third call produced mixed results. “We’re out of the ones for purchase, but let me forward you to the rental department,” a sales associate said. After sustained clicking and some buzzy music, the rental clerk came on the line. “We have two containers left,” she said. “If you’re a member, the rental is $10 for the first day and $3 each day thereafter.” “And if I’m not a member?” “Then there’s a $100 deposit. But the membership fee is only $20, so you should just join up.” I was heavily tapped out at that point, so I went to Plan B. A friend who is a member kindly offered to rent the BPFC for me. I couldn’t wait to see what high-tech marvel merited a $100 deposit. Would it be a lightweight titanium missile with a threaded nose cone? Or perhaps some incredibly tough yet collapsible uber-wire cage? What finally appeared was a stout, squat, weighty cylinder of thick blue plastic with a black plastic screw-on lid. It looked like a cookie jar of Soviet-era manufacture. “This is the famous BPFC?” I asked. “See this little tab on the edge of the lid?” my friend demonstrated. “A human finger can depress it to secure the lid, but a bear claw can’t get at it.” “Where should I keep the container?” “The lady said far from your campsite, on a level area away from rivers, lakes or steep ravines. Apparently the bears swat the containers around, and they can roll for long distances.” “So my food will be secure each night, but I won’t know where to find it in the morning?” “Something like that,” she said, handing me the BPFC. Noticing my crestfallen look, she added: “Maybe you could hoist it up into a tree.” (Next time: back country)
Legal Notices STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF FICTITIOUS BUSIINESS NAME File No. 20072125 The following person(s) have abandoned the use of the fictitious name(s) listed: PACIFIC GROVE EMPORIUM, 122 20th St., Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950. The fictitious business name was filed in Monterey County on August 16, 2012, File Number 20072125. Registered Owner: Carol Genrich, 122 20th St., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Business was conducted by an individual. Signed: Carol Genrich. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Monterey County on September 10, 2007. Publication dates: 08/24, 08/31, 09/07. 09/14/2012.
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 20120029 The following person(s) have abandoned the use of the fictitious name(s) listed: SAPP DEVCO, COAST AND VALLEY ADVISORS, 3rd Ave 2 SW of Carpenter, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, CA 93921. The fictitious business name was filed in Monterey County on 01/06/2012, File Number 20120029. Registered Owner: Jonathan William Sapp, 3rd Ave SW of Carpenter, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921. Business was conducted by an individual. Signed: Jonathan William Sapp. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Monterey County on August 03, 2012. Publication dates: 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/07/2012.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20121604 The following person is doing business as BEACH CITIES SALES AND CONSULTING, 343 Larkin St. #4, Monterey, Monterey County, CA 93940. ANDREA NICOLE MCKINLAY, 343 Larkin St., #4, Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on August 8, 2012. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on n/a. Signed: Andrea McKinlay. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 08/24, 08/31, 09/07, 09/14/2012.
September 7, 2012 • CEDAR STREET
Yiddish a fascinating, but disappearing, language Howard Rowland
In the mid-1950s, when I was a 16-year-old in my hometown of New Orleans, I had a friend named Paul Winokur who lived a few blocks away from me, and he and I were entering his house after school one day. As we walked through the living room, I heard his parents talking to his grandparents in a foreign language which sounded vaguely familiar. “Are they talking German?” I asked. “No, they’re talking Jewish,” he answered. “Jewish?” I wondered. “What language is that? Where did your grandparents come from?” “From Russia,” he replied. “They came long ago from Russia.” That evening, after returning home, I asked my parents about this, but they had not a clue—my parents being a Presbyterian mother from Kansas and a Texas farm-boy father who had forsaken his Southern Baptist background for mainly agnostic ideas. A few years later I found out that there actually was a language known as “Yiddish,” spoken only by Jews from Eastern Europe, that was indeed similar to the German I was majoring in at Oberlin College in northern Ohio. And still later I started hearing and learning occasional Yiddish words from people I knew from New York and from TV programs and magazines. During the years of my adult life I have studied quite a number of foreign languages and traveled a lot, but I mostly forgot about Yiddish until, a few years ago during my retirement, I happened to buy a copy of Leo Rosten’s Joys of Yiddish. It opened up a new linguistic and cultural world for me that was irresistibly fascinating, and for the last two or three years I’ve been regularly studying the language, with ever greater curiosity. What I have found out in the Monterey area of California, where I live, is that few people generally—including even many Jews—seem to have any idea as to what kind of language Yiddish actually is and when and how it arose in Europe. Yiddish is a language closely related to German, but with a large component of loan words from Hebrew (20% of the language), a considerable percentage (10%) of vocabulary of Slavic origin (Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian), and a large smattering of words dealing with modern life that have been borrowed from English, French, etc. The language first came into being when large numbers of Jews, during their Diaspora, migrated from Italy and France into what is now southwestern and southern Germany, and proceeded to adopt the spoken language of their neighbors beginning about the year 1000 A.D. But they lived largely in separate communities and wrote the language in their own Hebrew script, and it ended up developing
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A View From Abroad a life of its own—thus Yiddish is a variety of German which is often quite unlike standard German in terms of its grammar, pronunciation, and usages. Later on, during the time of the Crusades, these Jews of Germany (and those in Western Europe in general) suffered severe persecution and decided to move, almost en masse, eastward to take up residence in what is now Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, and other nearby areas. There they lived in their shtetls, held on to their faith and customs, and continued speaking their German-like tongue, enriching it with vocabulary from surrounding ethnic groups. The highpoint of the Yiddish language was perhaps mainly during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when Yiddish literature really flourished—with one of its bestknown authors being Sholom Aleichem (pen-name of Sholom Rabinovich), whose novel Tevye’s Daughters was the basis for the movie Fiddler on the Roof. Because millions of Yiddish speakers were murdered by the Holocaust, and many of the others have died off, with their immigrant children in the U.S., Israel, and elsewhere not learning the native language of their elders, Yiddish is now barely surviving as a living language. However, there are some energetic efforts, especially in the U.S., to keep the language alive by means of special Yiddish-speaking summer camps, Yiddish courses in some major universities, and the publication of Yiddish-language books for children. And ironically, the more the living language is threatened with oblivion, the more Americans, in particular, nowadays enjoy learning Yiddish and Yinglish (Yiddish-like English) terms and expressions, and it is nearly mandatory to know Yiddish-origin words like shlepp, maven, kibits, and many others in order to fully understand the works of many prominent authors, newspaper columnists, and, of course, comedians. Anyone interested in learning to read and speak Yiddish should use the books College Yiddish, by Uriel Weinreich, and Vols. I and II of Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature, and Culture, by Sheva Zucker. Another recent publication is Colloquial Yiddish: The Complete Course for Beginners, by Lily Kahn, which comes with two CDs. Furthermore, there is a very good online Yiddish translator dictionary at www.yiddishdictionaryonline.com, and the Jewish Daily Forward website, which deals with Jewish-related affairs, has a weekly Yiddish version that prints many interesting articles. One precautionary warning: If you haven’t learned to read Hebrew script before the age of 50 or so, you have a tough job ahead of you. One of my favorite examples of Yiddish humor is the following proverb: A dokter un a kvoresman zaynen
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The Green Page Celebrate today’s ocean pioneers at the reception and enjoy sustainable seafood and wine from the Central Coast.
A Special Film Event for the Monterey Bay Community Sunday, September 23 @ 3pm Film & Panel Discussion Golden State Theatre, Monterey Reception to Follow with Local, Sustainable Seafood & Wine
Free & Open to the Public
Ocean Frontiers is an inspiring voyage to seaports and watersheds across the country where unlikely allies—farmers, shippers, scientists, fishermen and conservationists—are working together to sustain the sea and our ocean economies. Following the film, a panel with local experts will discuss the relevance of the film to Monterey Bay and report on our accomplishments in the region. 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and we hope you will join us to celebrate this national treasure!
Pacific Grove Community Forum: Plastic Bag Ban
The cities of Monterey and Carmel have passed plastic bag ordinances. Should Pacific Grove? Join us for this community meeting to share ideas and discuss the proposed ban on single-use shopping bags. When: Tuesday, September 18, 6pm-8pm Where: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave We will have a panel of experts and informed residents to provide background information. All PG residents and businesses are invited to share ideas and ask questions Additional questions contact Sarah Hardgrave: email@example.com
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Open Spaces. Open Government. It’s time for a leader who fights for both.
A Monterey County native.
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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 instrumental in ordering the restoration of Mono Lake
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Did a mountain lion attack it?
Mystery of dead seal by Rec Trail
At 9:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, I spotted the body of a small harbor seal on the grass above the beach at Hopkins Marine Station adjacent to the recreation trail. I could only see the back end of the seal, but the bloody head was projecting out to one side. There were no seals on the beach so I went into Hopkins Marine Station for a better view. I found that the seal was nearly decapitated and the neck and shoulders had been consumed (photo not published). I immediately alerted Thom Akeman of Bay Net and people at the National Marine Sanctuary, Hopkins Marine Station, and the Marine Mammal Center. Thom spread the news further. However, it being Labor Day no one responded. Thom joined me later in the morning and we could not understand how a dead, nearly decapitated and partly consumed harbor seal could have gotten up on the grass above the beach — unless it was a mountain lion that killed the seal the previous night and pulled it up on the grass to consume it. Mountain lions are known to prey on harbor seals, and that seems to be the only plausible explanation. Bobcats and coyotes also can prey on harbor seals, but it seems unlikely that one could pull the seal so far up on the grass. By mid day turkey vultures had arrived. They spent the rest of the day and the following day working over the carcass. If we are lucky they will finish the job quickly and we will all escape the smell of decaying flesh. Perhaps when the bones are clean we will be able to see whether there are teeth marks from the lion on them, which would support our conclusion that we have a mountain lion right here in Pacific Grove. Certainly wouldn't be the first time. For more on mountain lions preying on harbor seals see: http://www.petethomasoutdoors.com/2012/02/british-columbia-cougars-found-to-prey-on-seals-sea-lions.html A mountain lion was spotted on Sinex Ave. as well, about two weeks ago, on the ocean end of the street. The lion was spotted by a dog walker and was reported to police. Tips from California Department of Fish and Game:
Preventing an Encounter with a Mountain Lion:
Don’t hike or jog alone; keep children close to you; avoid dead animals leave pets at home; be alert to surroundings; use a walking stick
If You Meet a Mountain Lion:
Don’t run away, stand and face it; pick up children; appear large, wave arms or jacket over your head; do not approach; back away slowly; keep eye contact
If Mountain Lion is Aggressive:
Don’t turn your back ; maintain eye contact; remain standing; don’t crouch or bend over; shout loudly; throw things (rocks, sticks, etc.); fight back aggressively if attacked. If you are involved in a face-to-face encounter with, or an attack by, a mountain lion, contact the nearest office of the California Department of Fish and Game during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. After hours, call the nearest Sheriff’s office to be put in touch with the Department. of Fish and Game. The threat to public safety will be assessed and any appropriate action will be taken. Also report any sighting of dead or injured mountain lions.
Save Our Shores sets Beach Clean-Up
Save Our Shores (SOS), the leader in ocean advocacy and citizen action on the shores of Monterey Bay, is gearing up to coordinate the largest community cleanup of the year on the Central Coast: Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 15, 9 am – 12 pm. Taking place locally at nearly 80 cleanup sites throughout Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, from Wadell Creek in the north to Big Sur in the south, Save Our Shores expects around 5,000 community volunteers to participate on September 15. Statewide, the event will take place at more than 850 locations, and globally, volunteers in over 100 countries around the world will participate in Annual Coastal Cleanup Day, the single largest volunteer event on the planet. Information, pre-registration, and cleanup maps can be found at: saveourshores. org/acc. In 2011, Save Our Shores coordinated over 4,500 volunteers in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties who worked together to remove more than 17,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from local beaches and waterways in just 3 hours. With the support of business sponsors, supporters, SOS Members, and volunteers, Annual Coastal Cleanup Day embodies the true spirit of community and citizen action. From the California Coastal Commission’s press release: This year’s event will provide one of the first opportunities for Cleanup organizers to measure a baseline of debris on our shores that may have washed up as a result of last year’s tsunami in Japan. In order to achieve a better understanding of when or if the debris from the tsunami is reaching our shores, California Coastal Cleanup Day organizers along the coast will be distributing a new, simplified data card for use at select beaches. These data cards will collect information about items that could potentially indicate tsunami debris, and will provide a baseline of data against which future cleanups will be measured. About Save Our Shores: Save Our Shores is the Central Coast leader in caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy and citizen action. Over the last 30 years, Save Our Shores helped to establish the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, prevent offshore oil drilling and cruise ship pollution, and today focuses on educating youth about our local watersheds, tackling pollution on our beaches and rivers, implementing our renowned DockWalker program, and providing our community with educated and inspired Sanctuary Stewards. www.saveourshores.org.
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Training for the Triathlon
Breakers Football Squad 2012
Above: The Varsity Squad and below, the junior varsity squad. First game this week!
By Peter Mounteer In 1979 Les Waddel discovered the triathlon via a cycling buddy and has been hooked on the sport ever since. A cyclist himself, Waddel raced bicycles during the 1970s and was a varsity level swimmer at Seaside High School. Upon hearing that a friend in his cycling club placed 20 out of 40 in a triathlon Waddel thought to himself “Well if he can place in the top 20 I can certainly beat that!” Having already extensive cycling and swimming experience at the time, the only thing Waddel knew he needed to tackle to do well in a triathlon was the running portion. “I hated running in high school,” Waddel admitted later. Nevertheless, he was determined to try out the triathlon and do well, but before training for his first triathlon, Waddel trained for marathons to enhance his running ability. At first, Waddel’s weekly triathlon training routine consisted of swimming 9,000 yards, biking 200 miles, and running between 50 and 60 miles. Waddel trained this way throughout the 1980s to see how far he could push himself. At one point, Waddel participated in up to twenty races per year. Aging has since reduced Waddel’s drive to challenge himself as vigorously, “Now I compete and train to stay healthy, and I try to compete in one triathlon each year, PG’s is the one I keep coming back to.” Waddel competes in Pacific Grove’s triathlon every September primarily out of convenience, “PG’s is the closest one.” Waddel started training for Pacific Grove’s triathlon a month in advance, running 15 miles, biking 80 miles, and swimming 3 mile per week each. Pacific Grove’s Olympic Distance triathlon, which took place last Saturday at Lover’s Point, consisted of a 0.93 mile swim, a 24.8 mile bike race along Ocean View Boulevard, and a 6.3 mile foot race. Waddel, 63 years young and sporting his custom made running sandals, finished the triathlon in 2 hours, 38 minutes and 49 seconds, taking third place in his division and 95th overall. While those numbers remain a fraction of what they were for Waddel in the 1980s, he sets himself apart from his competition by possessing an intimate knowledge of the mechanics of proper running technique, along with having designed and built his own running sandals. “The human foot is designed to land on the ball of the foot, rather than the heel, while running,” said Waddel, a chiropractor for 20 years. “The number of joints in the human foot make landing on the ball a much more efficient way to diffuse natural impact of running on the feet. Landing on the heel sends a sharp shock through your leg with each step which incurs damage over time. Yet the makers of most running shoes have encouraged heel running for the last 30 years.” Waddel began building his running sandals in 2009 for his own personal use. The shoe features thin uniform cushioning throughout the sole, allowing the runner room to land on the ball of the foot, and removing emphasis on heel cushioning, as is common with most types of running shoe. Waddel went on to say that he now runs .... exclusively on the balls of his feet, which he calls “natural style” running, which, he claims, has dramatically improved the health of his feet. Waddel has marketed his running sandals since 2010, in sizes 4-11, for $90 a pair. This story was originally printed in Cedar Street Times in 2011. With the Triathlon coming to town this weekend, Sept. 7-9, we thought it appropriate to reprint.
Sandcastles and dragonflies on parks’ schedule The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (mprpd.org) is nearing the completion of its spring/summer Let’s Go Outdoors! schedule of nature programs with two offerings. One teaches how to build sandcastles and the other examines the lives and habits of dragonflies and damselflies.
Transform your day at the beach forever! Learn the art of sandcastling from the pros. Join the world-renowned “Sand Guys,” as they show you how to make arches, towers, faces and more while you sculpt the sand with family and friends. Sandcastling tools provided for use, free. Instructors: The Sand Guys. Ages 6-adult, children 8 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult, Sat., Sept. 8, noon-3 p.m., meet at corner of Tide Ave. and Beach Way off Casa Verde, Monterey. $20 (district resident), $22 (non-district resident), or $80/$88 for group of five.
Let’s Go Odeing! What’s Odeing?
Come join experts to seek out and observe dragonflies! With a checklist of Monterey County’s 48 dragonflies and
damselflies (Order Odonata), or odes, learn observation and identification techniques for these colorful, flying hunters. Get to know the rich variety of Darners, Dances and Forktails in our local parks and backyards. Binoculars and field guides provide for use for free. Instructors: Don Roberson and Rita Carratello. Ages 8-adult, Sat., Sept. 8, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Garland Park Visitor Center (700 W. Carmel Valley Rd., $5 (district resident), $6 (non-district resident), or $15/$17 for group of four. 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 the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (checks, money orders and credit cards accepted). Pre-is strongly recommended. Thewill 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.
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In The Money Spare Change?
Raise your awareness of the benefits of life insurance
John C. Hantelman
Take Care! Perhaps because this is my debut column under the Cedar Street Times masthead, the theme of change kept floating into my mind. Depending on who you talk to change is always good, or it is the road to perdition. Seems to me we have to look at it on a case by case basis. Without change we do not grow or evolve. But if we are happy with the current state of things then change is bad news. Change can mean a block square hotel casting a large footprint on our small town, or an influx of tourists and conventions to boost sales for local small business. Good or bad? In my line of work with health insurance, change had been dramatic and nonstop. The Healthcare Reform Act aka Obamacare has made it possible for parents to cover their children longer. As the new college grads find it harder to get meaningful work this has been a lifeline right up there with moving back in with Mom and Dad. All children qualify for health insurance regardless of any pre-existing health condition. This is good change, but less helpful when the rates are so high that their parents can’t afford the plans they can get. Since WWII employers have become the main source of healthcare coverage in the country. Back in the day, even 10 years ago, this benefit was pretty affordable. The rising costs have resulted in some changes that are not so positive: instead of covering a family for $300 a month the employer is looking at $1200. So employers are dropping benefits or offering very high deductible plans. Even if they give the employees an allowance to go buy their own coverage, the employer won’t face all the anger and frustration when the employee goes shopping for coverage. I just had a small business owner call me to upgrade the health plan she and her partner have had for several years. The change I have to explain to her is that most insurers can’t give her a better plan than her $900 deductible plan and that her $233 price tag for her current plan is a real bargain. I had a dream that in 2014 a health insurance application would be a single page with your name, address, date of birth and billing information. No more 20 page documents with detailed health and prescription drug coverage. That may happen, but it isn’t all good news because the changes in plans are good for some but bad for others. For example, you can no longer buy a health plan without maternity coverage, even if you are either past the child bearing years or male. Your rate is adjusted to provide this benefit for all. However, I might have to put you on a plan with a $6000 deductible to fit your budget. So you will pay $6000 before getting any of the benefits you actually want. Years of dealing with medical underwriting has given me such a good medical education I think I’d do well on the exams for medical school entrance. It seems a rep from Alliance on Aging has been telling people that health insurance agents are going the way of the dinosaur, or at least the way of the travel agent. I’m a bit too old to go to medical school, so luckily the rumor about the end of independent agency is a bit premature. We continue to provide a valuable service to consumers and while health insurers have decreased the compensation they still seem to need us. Even as “navigators” of the new exchanges, I think you can count on your independent agent to be there to help. Unless that changes…
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You may be unaware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And when you consider the lifetime of benefits you and your family may receive from life insurance, you might agree that a month isn’t too long to spend on this important part of your overall financial picture. Unfortunately, too many Americans are uninsured or under-insured. In fact, nearly a third of all consumers think they need more life insurance, according to the 2012 Insurance Barometer Study, published by the nonprofit LIFE foundation and LIMRA, a research and consulting organization that one specializes in insurance and financial service. And it appears that one of the main reasons so many people lack sufficient life insurance is their perception that they can’t afford it. Yet, the cost for basic term life insurance has fallen by about 50 percent over the past 10 years, according to the LIFE foundation. The cost – financial, emotional and psychological – of not having adequate life insurance certainly outweighs the expense of carrying the proper coverage. You’ll hear many things that are designed to “last a lifetime,” but in the case of life insurance, that expression is appropriate. Consider the various times in which you should look at the need for life insurance: • When you’re married – Many married couples assume they won’t need life insurance until they have children. But if you or your spouse died, would the surviving spouse’s income be sufficient to pay off the mortgage, or even the rent? How about credit card balances, car loans or student loans? When you’re married...with young kids – Now, in addition to having to pay off the �mortgage if anything should happen to you, your surviving spouse will; have to find the money to educate your children – and that’s a big challenge, given the rapidly escalating expenses associated with college, But with sufficient life insurance in place, your spouse can deal with the high costs of higher education. Furthermore, if you have permanent life insurance, such as whole life or universal life, you have the potential to build cash value, which you may be able to tap to help pay for college – while you’re still alive. (Keep in mind, though, that using some of your cash value could lower your policy;s death benefit.) • When your children are grown – Even with your children grown and gone, you can benefit from life insurance. For example, if your spouse outlives you by a decade or more, will he or she have enough money to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle? • When you’re retired – Your need for life insurance doesn’t retire when you do. For one thing, you may be able to access the cash value of your permanent insurance to help meet your retirement expenses. (Keep in mind this may affect your death benefit.) And your policy’s death benefit could help your children or other heirs deal with estate taxes, if any exist. Furthermore, if you’d like to be able to pass on something to your children or grandchildren, life insurance may be an ideal vehicle, because the proceeds are typically income tax free and can avoid the time-consuming process of probate. Life Insurance Awareness Month only last 30 days – but as we’ve seen, life insurance can offer a lifetime of benefits. So make sure you get the coverage you need. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor, John Hantelman.
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September 7, 2012 • CEDAR STREET
Times • Page 15
In The Money Travis Long, CPA
Kyle A. Krasa, Esq.
Travis on Taxes
Timeshare Tax Issues
Timeshares sound like a great idea, but you need to be very careful and do your research before acquiring one. After the timeshare honeymoon is over, owners often find themselves stuck with an unwanted monthly or annual financial obligation and an "asset" that is very difficult to sell or even give away. It is so bad that there are even organizations out there that will charge you a fee to take the timeshare off your hands! Besides these issues, there are also some tax pitfalls for the unwary. When you attend a sales presentation you will likely be told that your interest and taxes on the timeshare are deductible just like your primary home and that you can rent out the timeshare like a rental property if you choose. Do yourself a favor and do not take tax advice from your timeshares sales representative. The large majority of timeshares in the U.S. are fee-simple interests in real property- meaning you have a deed to a specific property with all the burdens and benefits of ownership as your home likely is. If you take out a mortgage to buy the timeshare; if the mortgage is secured by the deed to the property; and if you treat it as your second home for tax purposes, you will typically be able to deduct the interest. (Note that if you bought the timeshare with a loan not secured by the property or on a credit card, you would lose the interest deduction.) There are, however, an increasing number of timeshare interests that are written as "right to use." These are essentially leases and are often coupled with points systems (some points systems are still tied to a fee-simple deed). If you have a right to use contract, you will be disqualified from deducting the interest. One way to solve this problem would be to pay for the timeshare with a line of credit secured by your main home: you can deduct mortgage interest on the first $100,000 of debt regardless of what you buy with it. In a similar parallel, real property taxes must be assessed against an interest in real property. They also must be broken out from maintenance dues and other fees. Surprisingly, some timeshare operators do not split this out on your statements, and you may have to call to get this information. If you rent out your timeshare, you are presumed to be subject to the vacation home rules (see my prior two articles) limiting your deductions to the income generated. In other words you cannot take a loss as you may with a regular rental property. This is because vacation home rules take into account the activity of all owners. For timeshares this means you have to count the personal use of the other 25-50 owners that have a week or two interest in the property as well! The courts and the IRS have different views on the precise application, but either way, it is still not tax friendly. Finally, if you are able to sell your timeshare, resulting in a nearly guaranteed loss, it will generally be a nondeductible personal loss. Buyers beware! Prior articles are republished on my website at www.tlongcpa.com/blog. IRS Circular 230 Notice: To the extent this article concerns tax matters, it is not intended to be used and cannot be used by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law. Travis H. Long, CPA is located at 706-B Forest Avenue, PG, 93950 and focuses on trust, estate, individual, and business taxation. He can be reached at 831-333-1041.
Planning for Each Generation
Crucial Steps in Closing a Trust Administration
A trustee has many responsibilities in settling a decedent’s estate. The trustee must locate all of the beneficiaries, interpret the terms of the trust, send out required notices, take an inventory and appraise the assets, pay final expenses, satisfy all remaining creditors, pay all taxes, and finally distribute the assets to the beneficiaries in accordance with the terms of the trust. While it certainly is easier and faster than handling a formal probate, trust administration is often a lot more work than one might imagine. In the midst of handling all of these responsibilities, the trustee is often under pressure from the beneficiaries who do not share the trustee’s responsibilities to distribute the assets “as soon as possible,” not understanding all the steps the trustee is legally required to take. By the time the trust is in a position to be closed and the assets are ready to be distributed, the trustee is often anxious to “be done” with the duties of trustee. However, it is crucial that the trustee follow very specific steps in distributing the estate in order to be fully discharged of the responsibilities as trustee. The California Probate Code requires the trustee to give the beneficiaries an accounting at the close of trust administration. The Probate Code requires the accounting to include specific details and to be presented in a certain way. Often the formal accounting required by the Probate Code is more detailed than beneficiaries feel necessary and requires additional time and expense to complete, right when both the trustee and the beneficiaries are ready for the trust administration and its expenses to be over. Ignoring the formal accounting, however, is not without peril as the trustee will forever be “on the hook” to the beneficiaries. The middle ground in this situation is for the trustee to give the beneficiaries a summary report of the financial aspects of the trust administration such as the date of death values of the trust’s assets, the current values of the trust’s assets, the trustee’s proposed fee, and the planned distribution amounts to each beneficiary. The trustee can then request that the beneficiaries accept the summary report and waive in writing the necessity of a formal accounting. This assures that the beneficiaries are provided with key information and it also absolves the trustee of the duty to prepare a formal account while simultaneously saving time and unnecessary expense. � Once the beneficiaries all approve of the report and waive in writing the necessity of a formal accounting, the trustee may distribute the trust’s assets. The trustee should require that the beneficiaries sign a receipt for their share of the trust so that there is no doubt that the beneficiaries received their full distribution. The trustee might wish to retain a certain amount of cash as a “reserve” to handle final expenses that might be necessary such as taxes and tax preparation fees. The amount of the reserve should be reflected in the trustee’s report. While most trustees and beneficiaries (and believe it or not, their attorneys as well) are eager for the trust administration to conclude, making sure that each final step is handled correctly is crucial in fully relieving the trustee of all responsibilities and preventing future disputes related to the trust administration. As tempting as it might be by that point, it is never a good idea for the trustee shortcut the process at the end in an attempt to save a few weeks of administration. Handling the trustee’s responsibilities properly at all stages is always the best course of action.
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This ‘Boots’ is made for walking
Animal Tales On Friday it was announced that 16 buddy when he would bring her in for a animals at the Monterey County Animal visit when he was walking her. She was Shelter would be euthanized if not ad- still fearful and shy (can anyone blame opted or fostered by the end of Saturday. her?). Dave was her knight, her protector Saturday night all had been saved. Unfor- and she adored him. Soon she came to the tunately, this is not the end of the story. shop during his shifts. Initially it was not Creatures come pouring in, abandoned easy for her: She cried and barked when or lost, often in a state of extreme mental he left the room and would not let anyone or physical damage. Organizations and come near her. The years have passed and individuals marshal all of their efforts the quivering Italian Greyhound (a guess) to rescue these beasts. There are never mix now is an official greeter with her own enough people to fill the need. name tag. She welcomes other dogs and, When I started managing the AFRP most of the time, allows a pat on the head Treasure Shop in 2006, it was an experi- (especially if a treat is offered). One of our ment that became very successful. Volun- volunteers, Susan Steele, brings her lunch teers who had worked with me in the past on Thursday afternoons. Boots waits for and many new ones offered their services. her because she knows that a small nibble We out grew the store on 17th, moved to of some lovely meat and bread will be a Fountain and Central, and, when the seams reward. If Susan is absent the pup repeatwere burstingBy in Maria that site,Poroy moved to the edly runs to the back room, looking and current location, the former Posh Pets. hoping. No number of dog biscuits will In 2008, Dave Winter offered to help assuage her. Susan now is bringing in her The Vote In! dog, Clementine, with whom Boots out. He is a long time Pacific Grove resi- isfoster dent who worked for McGraw Hill, from has made friends. It seems Obamacare is in, and Now, the goal of each insurer when which he had recently retired. It was not in Recently Boots tore hermake dew claw while it has passed the legal hurthey underwrite a policy is to his nature slownot down, so he didfinal a varietysure when Themore vet outfitted her with dles we stillto do know the theywalking. do not get than their form things will take when they areone ofshare of sick people, that if you of good services for the community, a pink bandage. Herand “dad” was very conimplemented in stages. Like Martin dogshave a challenging which was walking and transporting cerned. He told us health how hehistory brought her Luther King, havegiving a dream…but pay a lot moreShe so finished there willher berepast, for AFRP andI then his time to helpyoubreakfast in bed. my dream is shop. that He a health insurthe pay claims. at the benefit was happy with hisenough lookedinup at pot himto languidly, pitifully, then ance applicationbut was a single page some I talk with involvements, lonely at home. leapedofupthe anduninsured trotted behind him. Yes, and that it contained only your pernow are uninsured because of Along came Boots, a gentle, shy Cleopatra, I will peel your grapes. sonal data and billing information. their health orwritten similarabout problems likeof our black and white terrier mix -perhaps with I have a number No questionnaires listing so many overweight. someover arethe young Italianthat greyhound who had volunteer dogs years:and Momo, things can be -wrong withbeen you.aban-healthy or just plain healthy. They with both of her slender front legsfeelHarley, and the cat, Missy. We Nodoned signature to release your medilucky, and the statistics are onenjoy in multiple places, a result, animals who visit andthink thoseyou whoare are part calfractured information for underwriting. I thetheir side.even if you dovet not expect of 2014 to beabuse. quiteDonations that suspected extreme of our family. We cannot understand bullet proof you can get a nasty nor sweet. from generous supporters made possiblesurprise. tolerateNo animal cruelty. must pick amount of Bullies preaching the surgery on me thoseissmaller weakeryou to build Youdelicate will beorthopedic able to get any needed. plan from going and to make be- their regardless of your health fixture history.at thelieve She became a popular ownthat. egos.But All universal we can docoverage is pick up the In Adoption fact, it looks likeinyou have to andmeans that you have to contribute Center thewill afternoons, pieces, as AFRP and Dave did for Boots. have coverage. the littleDaveeven you expect remain spent nights atwhat Casaabout de Amigos. Weifhope that the to guilty oneshealthy, are punished problem of time, just how will pay andseverely. if you are a person with health was, at the one ofyou the transportation forvolunteers this coverage? we do not who transported thewant little dogproblems you will to some extent be a decline in care. Logically, when subsidized. fromsick place to place. The horrorthe of her Jane Roland is the manager of the more people get coverage But forTreasure now I’llShop say atthis: short two years in the world created fear AFRP 160 reform Fountain higher the rates will be. has improved the benefits for isthe and Boots would tremble if anyone tried to in Pacific Grove. Her mission to save But wait! If everyone must be covinsured. If you have been an a plan pet her. Not so with Dave, little by little a as many animals as possible by raising ered, then the healthy, perky peofor over two years you need a secbond Daveand looked forward toond funds through the sale of donated ple, as was well forged. as the halt the lame, opinion of that plan. You maygoods. seeing Boots, and she did everything she If you cannot foster nor adopt, please will be covered. And it is that comfind coverage with better benefits, could to wiggle her intosaving his heart.or know give, everyplete participation thatway is the price,that or every evenpenny someyou particular Soon The a loveway match was made and adoption thing you to the care grace. insurance works is feature that contribute suits you.goesInsurance that everyone who is insured their submade everything official. “She’spays a perfectcompanies of animals.encourage The administrative costs into that“She is a loves lot ofgoingscribers to bones movetofrom some olderas dogthe for pot. me,” Today says Dave. are bare ensure as much pots with names Blue theplans withcan disproportionate priceassist to Asilomar Beachlike andAnthem, enjoys meeting possible repair broken bodies, shield, cigna Aetna. when with everything else you other dogs. Sheand is a wonderful complain-increases. foster “parents” and pay for necessomeone whoaround sharesthe your pot and be- goeshave to manage life you may ing to have house sisties.. Jane isinayour PG Rotarian and lives comes ill your contributions help not even notice it until you reach everywhere with me” in Monterey with her husband, John, pay the bills. we need a single pot, your financial pain threshold. so call and We, at the shop, first met Dave’s little ownorstable of pets. or some way to share the cost of a meher now, call me when it starts to serious illness with all of the pots. hurt! Take care.
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Out and About with Seniors
Make This a Golden Age Should I tell my kids about their inheritance? Susan L. Alexander, Esq.
Spotlight on Seniors By Susan L. Alexander, Esq. (JD, LL.M – Taxation)
Many of my clients ask me whether I recommend that they have “the talk” with their kids about future inheritances. This is a highly personal matter, but I can offer a few points in favor and against having such a discussion during your lifetime. Baby boomers will leave $30 trillion to their children in the next 30 to 40 years. Anyway you slice it, that is a massive amount of wealth to transfer to the next generation. Yet decisions surrounding bequests are routinely made only to maximize tax benefits but often without any input from the people who will inherit the money. In a holistic sense, an inheritance is defined as much more than money and things. By reviewing your estate plan with your children, you will have the opportunity for a candid discussion of your joint expectations and of the values that you hope to impart through the gifts you plan to leave them. For instance, parents may focus on preserving money for the next generation’s education. Alternately, if one of the kids is always struggling to stay afloat or is in a shaky marriage, parents may wish to leave the family home to him or her so that they can pass on knowing that a vulnerable child will always have a roof over his or her head. Another good reason to solicit input from your kids is to ensure that your estate planning decisions that will actually make them happy. Parents almost always leave real property outright in equal shares to their children. Yet seldom do all kids want to be co-owners of a house or farm with their siblings. One child may wish to live in the house, one may wish to use it during summer vacations, and one may wish to rent it out. As co-owners, one child does not have the ability to enforce their viewpoint over that of the other owners. Thus, a joint gift of real property may be a recipe for setting up decades of sibling hostility unless one child has the wherewithal to buy out the share of another sibling. Had the parent discussed the proposed bequest with his or her children when the estate plan was established, it is quite possible that a better arrangement could have been worked out. Parents with family businesses tend to be particularly concerned that their children understand the sacrifices made in building the business as well as expectations that the next generation needs to be responsible citizens, to create jobs, and to give back to the community. One final point in favor of discussing your estate plan with your kids is that they will have the opportunity to question why you have made certain decisions. This can be especially valuable when parents provide unequally for their children, and may prevent hurt feelings after you have passed on. ns have Alzheimer’s disease. As to the downsides of having a family discussion of your estate plan, the primary one Imore often than see is that children can feel entitled by what they stand to inherit and may lose zheimer’s has doubled a bit of motivation to be productive people in their own right. Alternately, the children may not be impacted by disclosure of their parents’ estate planning decisions, but the parents simply don’t want their sons- and daughters-in-law to know what they’re worth. zheimer’s disease will continue Whether you make the decision to discuss your estate plan with your children or not, I recommend that you discuss your family concerns with your estate planning atof individuals with Alzheimer’s torney. If he or she doesn’t inquire about your family dynamics, be sure to make it a 16 million. point to let them know what’s going on in your life and ask for multiple scenarios as to how you can meet all of your estate planning goals, not just those that focus on taxes. � s have Alzheimer’s disease or is a local estate planning and elder law attorney with offices in Susan L. Alexander Pacific Grove. She is a member of Wealth Counsel, one of the nation’s premier associations of estate planning attorneys, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. can beofreached e will live anSusan average eight at 644-0300.
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BROADWAY a musical
That’s Entertainment! I’m not exaggerating. If standing in lines at airports or traveling on the freeway are not enticing to you, try The Bruce Ariss Wharf Theaters’ 34th Annual Anniversary Show, produced by Angelo DiGirolamo and directed by Gina Welch-Hagen. Charming, delightful, endearing, fall short in reflecting the magnitude of pleasure to be extracted from the generous performance each and every performer put forth regardless of years and size. I found it an experience of a lifetime. Nowhere on earth will you find yourself any more absorbed or enraptured at any price. Underlying the entire experience “like glue” I overheard someone say, is our claim to fame Pacific Grove “highlight-in-residence” Carol Kuzdenyi. “Divinely disoriented” was the experience that befell me as the cast came forth for their standing ovation, a mere tuppence of acknowledgement for their deserving acclaim. Not in New York City, London or Chinatown has a more splendid rendition on collections of familiar Broadway musical numbers been performed with any greater valor or dexterity. Solos, duets, ensembles each adding to the next with variety, surprise and enrapture. The second half is the ‘real money’ -- be prepared, for it will enthrall and transport you someplace where you have never before been. If you missed out on the California tour of Wicked, don’t worry, Michelle’s Boulware’s rendition meets, rivals and exceeds supported by the full cast of “Emerald City”. How does that work? May I add that her entire family is on stage supporting, debuting and astounding. Sean Boulware is no stranger to entertainment and you will completely get your bellies worth of laughter and characterization. Effortlessly upstaging as only children can do are delectable little magnets of attraction, doing what only they can do. And they do it so well. Intelligent, woefully real, simple, beautiful and electrifyingly poignant vignette after vignette are brought to life. Local veteran performer, Keith Wolhart and the extraordinarily vestal Erin Helm, (Angelo’s granddaughter) portrayed the finest Phantom of the Opera that has been done on any stage of any size. Perhaps it is the intimacy of the Wharf Theater or as Angelo says “ya know it’s like my director Gina says, give me some actors, singers and dancers and I’ll give you a show!” I won’t give the whole show away. There are subtle and flagrant surprises to discover for yourselves, all unquestionably memorable. Make your Box Office Reservations by Calling 649-2332 0r 372-1373. Show will run through September 16.
You are invited to attend a Pacific Grove Holman Hotel Public Presentation Thursday Evening September 20, 2012 - 6:30 PM Pacific Grove Community Center 515 Junipero Avenue, Pacific Grove
Come and meet Mr. Drake Leddy, president of Presidian Hotels & Resorts and developer of the proposed Pacific Grove Holman Hotel. Mr. Leddy looks forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas and suggestions!
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 new renderings of the design concept and basic floor plans. Light Refreshments
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Out and About with Seniors
Make This a Golden Age PG Puzzle by Sam Buttrey PG Puzzle 8: Steinbeck Across 1. Book after John 5. Fidelity 10. Vegetarian org. 14. Nick’s partner 15. Hawaiian fish that sounds like a cheer 16. Actress Lena 17. Jessica Rabbit, for one 18. Prefix for within 19. Partner of radius 20. 1954 sequel to “Cannery Row” 23. Werner’s course 24. What the terminator is 25. Equine leash 28. Approaches 32. Devel. league for would-be Sharks 33. Some footnotes 38. Place for a baby 39. Observe 40. “Where ___ time go?” 41. One of the lead oxides, to a chemist 42. Sailor 43. Fixer of a sort 44. “Sopranos” network 45. Henry Ford’s son 47. Inequitable 50. Dishes 54. Adjective for the Beatles 55. Agricultural area for 20-across author 60. Exile isle 61. Speak
Down 1. Six-legged worker 2. Sounds like a dove 3. Bricklayers, often 4. Most rational 5. Buffoon, in Brighton 6. Rave’s partner 7. Dr. Seuss’s “___, the Places You’ll Go!” 8. Springsteen’s “Born ___” 9. Over-save 10. Powder, in Paris 11. Jazz great Fitzgerald 12. Word for Dickens’s Tim 13. Hockey-playing Ducks, on the scoreboard 21. Summer, in Strasbourg 22. Touch, for one 25. Waste maker 26. Beyond this point 27. Cross 29. Like English but not Chinese 30. Yeshiva instructor, sometimes 31. Animal tracks 34. Architect I.M. 35. Time in Chicago in Dec. 36. Judge Lance 37. Via, briefly 40. With “New,” Indian capital 46. Cream-filled pastry 48. Org. for Lions and Bears 49. Padded cup 51. Northern native 52. “Of course!” 53. “___ Is Born” 55. Fruit used as a liqueur flavoring 56. “Dancing Queen” singers 57. Prefix for blue vessels 58. Secretary of Education Duncan 59. Nomad’s dwelling 60. Chicken preceder, or follower 62. Phaser setting 63. Sgt., for one 64. Asian desert 65. Org. that gives out Internet names 66. “If memory serves,” on the ‘Net 67. Equipment 68. Pang or spasm 69. Outside prefix Solution on page 19
Tai Chi for arthritis sufferers
At the recent reception for volunteers offered by the Arthritis Foundation, the guests were treated to a demonstration of Tai Chi, the Chinese movement form, to show how it helps arthritis sufferers stay limber. Susan O’Brien remained seated to show that even those unable to stand for the exercise can benefit. Liana Olson and Dr. Stephanie Taylor teach Tai Chi in Pacific Grove at Chautauqua Hall. Classes began on August 27. For more information, see http://www. sfstation.com/tai-chi-for-health-workshop-e1326161. Liana Olson, Dr. Stephanie Taylor - instructors of Tai Chi at Chautaqua Hall, and Susan O’Brien
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Modern Health on the Monterey Peninsula Hello and welcome to Modern Health here on the Monterey Peninsula. You may ask, what is modern health? Let me introduce the topic and myself, Jacquelyn Van Deusen-Byrd, acupuncturist and herbalist. Modern Health considers our environment with its abundance of technology and stimuli, and the common health issues that occur today. It encompasses the types of medical care (physical, mental), pharmaceuticals, supplements, and herbs that are available to get us healthy and whole. Modern health is also associated with the familiar catch phrase “mind-body-spirit”, particularly when it comes to Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) and integrative healthcare. Joining conventional Western medicine, Complementary medicine includes resources such as natural products (herbal medicines, botanicals, vitamins, etc.), meditation, yoga, acupuncture (part of traditional Chinese medicine), hypnotherapy, massage therapy, and spinal manipulation (e.g. chiropractic care). Alternative medicine is CAM healthcare in place of conventional Western medicine. These days many of us combine both Western and CAM healthcare systems, and follow a model of integrative healthcare. An important aspect of modern health and integrative care, is awareness and communication between our chosen healthcare providers. If you are taking self-prescribed vitamins, natural products, and supplements, you are also a healthcare provider. This can be empowering, but potentially risky. Many natural products are pharmacologically active, cross the blood brain barrier and placenta, and can have drug-interaction with your doctor-prescribed medications. Accurate information and self-education are important in modern health, given the diverse resources available and the sales-oriented aspect of the Internet. My name is Jacquelyn Van Deusen-Byrd, and I am an acupuncturist and herbalist here on the Monterey Peninsula. Some of you may know me from the articles appearing in The Hometown Bulletin, “To the Point”. I am happy to begin a new series of weekly health articles for the Cedar Street Times, focusing on current health issues and how modern medicine can help us feel and live better. I invite you to follow the series of articles, visit our website www.pacificgroveacupunture.com, and attend our 2012 Free Fall Lectures beginning this Saturday, September 8th at Pacific Grove Acupuncture. Jacquelyn Van Deusen-Byrd is a California-licensed and nationally certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She has a background in both Western and Chinese herbology. Jacquelyn practices Complementary and integrative healthcare at Pacific Grove Acupuncture (831) 393-4876 and Five Branches TCM Clinic in Santa Cruz (831) 476-8211. You can also find her at Five Branches University where she teaches Chinese Herbs and attends the doctoral program for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Greenwood Park Clean Water Project
Times • Page 19
Puzzle Solution #8 Steinbeck A
Event coming up September 8 at PG Acupuncture : “ Free Summer into Fall 2012 Lecture Series Come learn about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Call (831) 393-4876 or visit our website www. pacificgroveacupuncture.com for more information. Herbal First Aid Kits Asian Food Therapy for Colds and Flu Qigong Stretch for exercise and health “ Jacquelyn Byrd, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. Acupuncturist, Herbalist Pacific Grove Acupuncture 150 15th St. Pacific Grove, CA 93950 www.pacificgroveacupuncture.com (831)393-4876
Come help the City of Pacific Grove with the Greenwood Park Clean Water Project
DESIGN WORKSHOP (CHARRETTE) Friday Sept. 14 • 6 PM to 8:30 PM City of Pacific Grove Community Center 515 Junipero Ave., Pacific Grove
and Saturday Sept. 15 • 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM St. Mary’s by the Sea Church 146 Twelfth St., Pacific Grove
Join us and help make Greenwood Park a positive place for the environment and the community.
Additional questions? Contact Sarah Hardgrave: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Real estate Bulletin
574 Lighthouse Ave. • Pacific Grove • (831) 372-7700 • www.BrattyandBluhm.com
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Bill Bluhm, Broker (831) 375-2183 x 100
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Houses 4/3 Large home w/ upgrades
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Offered at $182,500
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Marina REDUCED! This 60’s modern home features 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, attractive courtyard entry, light, bright open floor plan, breakfast bar, fireplace, open beam ceilings and sliding French doors.
Helen Bluhm (831) 277-2783
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1117 Wildcat Canyon Road
3074 Vaughn Avenue
Pebble Beach Rooms-A-Plenty! Come and see this beautiful home only minutes away from Spyglass Golf Course. Quiet street, boat parking, water softener landscaped grounds, newer roof. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy!
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open houSe liSting - Sept 7th - Sept 10th Marina $335,000 3BR/2BA Sat 1-3 Sun 1-3 3058 Berney Drive X Hillcrest Ave. Betty Pribula 831-647-1158
Pacific Grove $380,000 2BR/2BA Sat 1-3 Sun 1-3 1001 Funston Ave., #5 X Patterson Al Borges 831-236-4935
Pacific Grove $1,275,000 3BR/2BA Open Fri 2-5 197 Ocean View Blvd. X 1st St. Marilyn Vassallo 831-372-8634
$335,000 3BR/2BA Open Mon 1-5 3058 Berney Drive X Hillcrest Ave. Ricardo Azucena 831-917-1849
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$1,275,000 3BR/2BA Open Sun 1-4 197 Ocean View Blvd. X 1st St. Bill Bluhm 831-277-2782
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