In This Issue
Kiosk Sat., Sept. 24
Blessing of the Monarch Sanctuary at the Sanctuary 1:00 Free
• Sat., Sept. 24
The Mirth-O-Matics Improv comedy group The Works 7:30 - 9:30 PM $10.00 cover •
Trolling for ‘fin art’ - 16
Math as Art - 10
Coming back - 6
Sat., Sept. 24
Science Saturday For the Birds 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove. Free •
Sun., Sept. 25
Candlight Vigil Day of Remembrance of Victims of Murder 6-8:30 PM City of Marina Branch Library 190 Seaside Circle
Mon., Sept. 26
4:00 p.m. To 7:00 p.m. Coooking demos at Farmers Market Central and Grand Ave in front of the PG Library and Jewell Park. Free •
Mon., Sept. 26
Cantus SingersCanterbury Woods 651 Sinex Ave. PG 6:00 PM Free RSVP 657-4193 or www.canterburywoods-esc.org •
Sept. 30, Oct. 1 & 2
Chautauqua Days including Heritage Homes Tour, Houses for the Birds, Artists in Chautauqua Annual Butterfly Parade and Butterfly Bazaar, Lectures & more Details page 7 Free and Paid events •
Wed., Oct. 5
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill Irish fiddle and guitar duo 7:30 PM Chautauqua Hall Tickets $20 advance/$22 at the door or $18 to Celtic Society members on sale at The Works, 667 Lighthouse in PG or online at http://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/178137. For out-oftown reservations and information, contact the Monterey Bay Celtic Society at 408-847-6982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inside Ben Alexander Golf..............12 Cop Log..................................3 Food............................... (dark) Green Page...........................16 Health & Well-Being........... 15 High Hats & Parasols..............4 Legal Notices........................10 Opinion...........................(dark) Peeps....................................14 The Arts.............................. 8-9 Shelf Life................................5 Sports...................................12 Up & Coming events...... 10-11 Young Writers’ Corner..........14
Make us your friend on Facebook Follow us on Twitter to receive calendar updates and reminders on your Facebook page!
Send your calendar items to: email@example.com
Pacific Grove Community News
Vol. IV, Issue 2
Man arrested in police standoff Same apartment, same suspect as one week ago
Story and photos by Cameron Douglas Pacific Grove police officers and Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies rushed to a call at 5 Arkwright Court—this time in daylight—on Tues., Sept. 19 and found themselves in a tense situation with a suspect they had arrested there just one week earlier. A neighbor spotted Jeffery Rutt, 19, climbing through a window into the same apartment where he and two others were arrested a week before on drug and gun charges. Rutt knows the tenant, but is not allowed inside without permission. Officers took position on the street and around the complex with guns drawn. Rutt was ordered via loudspeaker to come out of the apartment but did not comply. He could be seen at the window but refused to come out. More officers were brought in, and the
See STANDOFF Page 3
At the end of a tense situation, PGPD officers Eva Rasul (left) and Amy Lonsinger (far right) take Jeffery Rutt, 19, into custody. It was Rutt’s second arrest in seven days.
Shock as Golf Links loses $413,000 By Marge Ann Jameson “Shock and awe” isn’t limited to the battlefield. It also might be used to describe everyone in the City Council chambers Wed. night, Sept. 21 as City staff presented unaudited financial results for the Pacific Grove Golf Links for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2011. The City has lost some $413,000 on the goose that laid its golden egg. The City’s reserve for the golf course of $625,658 is now down
to $143,658. Bills are paid without dipping into the General Fund, but that won’t last for long, according to the staff report. The dollar amount pretty much blindsided the members of the Golf Links Advisory Committee, who have been hounding staff for a financial report for some months. It also surprised and angered the City Council members, one of whom – Dan Miller – said he hadn’t been as angry in 22 years of watching and participating in City Council meetings. There was blame enough to go around for the losses, accord-
See SHOCKPage 2
Downtown, Forest Hill commercial businesses examine changes in business zoning By Marge Ann Jameson Pacific Grove has what may be an undeserved reputation for discouraging business, particularly in the downtown area. Zoning restrictions and expensive and lengthy permit processes are often cited as detriments to attracting new businesses and expansion of existing ones. While much of that reputation may be perceived rather than real, there are some definite restrictions that may have outlived their usefulness,
in the opinion of members of the Business Improvement District and others anxious to change Pacific Grove’s reputation, fill empty storefronts, produce tax revenue and improve the economic vitality of downtown and the Forest Hill commercial area. Forest Hill merchants and businesses, in an area of free-standing businesses and shopping centers, have their own particular set of concerns. The City Council and staff identified an update to the permitted uses for downtown and the Forest Hill commercial areas
as a key objective in their work plan for the coming year. At the same time they seek to remain consistent with General Plan policies and retain the overall residential character of the City. The General Plan describes Pacific Grove as a small town where residents can live, work, conduct business, shop and recreate – “in short, a self-contained community.” But increasingly residents cannot work, conduct business or shop in Pacific Grove, faced with empty storefronts and shrinking job prospects.
See ZONING Page 2
Page 2 • CEDAR STREET
Times • September 23, 2011
pZONING From Page 1
Recreation, too, remains limited by and large to daylight hours. On Monday, Sept. 19 members of the Business Improvement District met with Chief Planner Lynn Burgess, Mayor Carmelita Garcia and councilmembers Alan Cohen and Rudy Fischer to discuss options and make suggestions. What grew out of the BID meeting was a consensus that there is a need to change Pacific Grove’s image as being a town that is unfriendly towards business and be better able to serve the needs of the public while preserving the historic, hometown character of the downtown through careful attention to architectural design and signage. BID members seek to encourage businesses that would bring people of all ages to the downtown in the evenings for entertainment and business, catering to visitors staying in local hotels/motels as well as residents. Some attendees at the meeting saw a number of visitors going to Cannery Row, for example, and said that they often see Pacific Grove residents there in the evenings as well. But there was also a caution to not allow uses that would attract criminal activity or otherwise disturb the peace. A similar concern was expressed by Forest Hill merchants, who said they did not want an In-N-Out Burger because it would “not attract the right customers” and would bring traffic congestion. Forest Hill merchants had met earlier, on August 23. While they do not want to be a repository for “less desirable uses” such as fast food restaurants and gas stations in order to preserve the look of downtown, they would welcome wine tasting, a sports bar, sporting goods sales including firearms, and outdoor car sales, but a sports bar was specifically mentioned by downtown merchants as undesirable. As an area which caters to both military and to Pebble Beach shoppers, Forest Hill merchants’ concerns were more broad than those expressed by downtown businesses and encompassed traffic patterns, pedestrian safety, and parking.
Current regulations permit alcohol service only in conjunction with food service and only with larger square footage, but BID members at the meeting, like Forest Hill businesses, would seek to allow pubs, wine tasting and wine bars, including those with live music (within noise regulations). BID members seek to modify the Franchise Ordinance for food service establishments by allowing short order and quick service food service, food served primarily in disposable containers, and food/beverage products that may be removed from the establishment for consumption and allow formula food service establishments with standardized menus, ingredients, and uniforms, as long as the “architecture, décor or similar standardized features,” including signage, are carefully regulated to preserve downtown’s historic, hometown character. “No backlit signs” was the consensus. An example was made of Sedona, Arizona where the downtown McDonald’s has sage green “golden arches,” and the McDonald’s in Monterey, which has a tile roof in keeping with surrounding architecture. Forest Hill merchants also cited the remodeled McDonald’s in Monterey as a good example of application of higher design standards. Staff is also seeking to change the format of permitted uses in the City’s Zoning Code to broader use categories that will avoid the need for “interpretations” of new uses that are not specifically listed. Drive-through businesses, subject to approval of a use permit, might be allowed. There are already two in town, it was pointed out. But on Forest Hill they sought to put any additional franchise restaurants within the interior of shopping centers, if adequate parking is available, and set back from Forest Avenue in such a way as to lessen the visual impact from Forest. Current regulations permit alcohol service only in conjunction with food service and only with larger square footage, but BID members at the meeting, like Forest Hill businesses, would seek to allow pubs, wine tasting and wine bars, including those with live music (within noise regulations). They would also look at allowing businesses to stay open until 2:00 a.m., subject to approval of a use permit. The city also seeks to further streamline the planning process by allowing additional permitted uses outright, without a permit, and by deleting uses that do not meet the vision of downtown. The “brainstorming session” now moves to the Planning Commission for their refinements as well. It was to be introduced at the Wed., Sept. 21 City Council meeting. An initial study will be prepared for specific code amendments falling under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Cedar Street Times was established September 1, 2008 and was adjudicated a legal newspaper for Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California on July 16, 2010. It is published weekly at 311A Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Press deadline is Wednesday, noon. The paper is distributed on Fri. and is available at various locations throughout the city as well as by e-mail subscription. Editor/Publisher: Marge Ann Jameson News: Cameron Douglas, Marge Ann Jameson, Peter Mounteer Contributors: Ben Alexander • Betsy Slinkard Alexander • Guy Chaney Jon Guthrie • Amy Coale Solis • Rhonda Farrah Linnet Harlan • Neil Jameson • Richard Oh • Dirrick Williams Photography: Cameron Douglas • Peter Mounteer Distribution: Rich Hurley
831.324.4742 Voice 831.324.4745 Fax
firstname.lastname@example.org Email subscriptions: email@example.com Calendar items to: firstname.lastname@example.org
pSHOCK From Page 1
ing to the staff report, which alleges that the economy has forced golfers to play less, either because they no longer have the discretionary funds or because they are working harder to make ends meet and do not have time to play 18 holes. In fact, the 20 percent reduction in rounds played by full rate players (“rack rates”) was listed as the primary reason for the decline. While there was a decrease in the number of rounds played by golfers paying discount rates, it was not as sharp. Other reasons for the loss cited: • The City had to operate the Pt. Pinos Grill for about six months in the absence of a concessionaire. • There were 19 more bad weather days than anticipated which cost an estimated $2,000-$3,000 each. • The fleet of leased golf carts had to be replaced at a cost of $22,000. • The marketing plan – with a budget of some $71,000 – went to marketing to out-of-town golfers who would pay rack rates, and little, if any, was spent to entice locals. • Holding of the US Open in the area affected the number of rounds played adversely. Nationally, golf courses are experiencing similar problems, with Santa Cruz’s municipal course, DeLaveaga, showing a $2 million loss recently. Competition for recreation dollars is fierce. Other nearby courses have slashed their discount rates and some go as low as $5 for twilight play. While Pacific Grove used to be one of the lowest priced courses in the area, courses such as Rancho Canada, Salinas fairway and Laguna Seca have undercut the local links at the same time golfers willing to play at odd hours are playing less. But it was more the surprise factor than the actual loss that seemed to anger Councilmembers and GLAC members most. After the feathers quit flying around and staff had been chastened for not reporting sooner, by every member of the Council as well as the members of the GLAC who were on hand, the Council agreed to delay serious action until a report and recommendations could be had from Golf Convergence, the new consultant hired to help the City out. The current marketing consultant’s contract will not be renewed. A monthly Profit & Loss will be required, and some cost-cutting measures will be implemented, but there will likely be no salary cuts or requests for early retirement in the near future. Less merchandise will be ordered for the pro shop as golfers are spending less there. Revenue enhancement strategies will be explored as well. With warm “weather for locals” coming, it is hoped some of those revenue enhancement programs can be put into place at once, before the golden egg becomes merely more zeroes on the profit and loss statement.
Chief: Crime rate dropping
Pacific Grove’s police department saw a decrease in Part 1 crimes from 2009-2010, and are on track, according to Chief Darius Engles, for an even lower number for 2011. There were 421 Part 1 crimes, known to law enforcement, in Pacific Grove in 2010 compared with 474 in 2009. Arrests have been high, says Chief Engles, and when that happens, Part 1 crimes go down. Part 1 crimes are the serious ones: Homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, breaking or entering burglary, larceny theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. “It’s not that we don’t have crime,” said Chief Engles, “it’s that the police department has worked hard so you won’t have a problem.” Statistics for PGPD show that they answered more than 17,000 calls in the field. The front counter, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year answered about 21,000 phone calls and attended to about 4,000 walk-ins. There were 4,500 Records entries plus approximately 3,500 additional contacts via the report or the record. The total is more than 43,500 personal contacts in one year. “Our challenge has been property crimes,” said the police chief. He credits citizens for helping these numbers out: The reponse to the TLC program (Take your valuables, Lock up, Close your windows) has been better than last year, which in turn was better than the year before. Citizens have responded, he says, and make it tougher for thieves. In addition, Neighborhood Watch programs have resulted in an upswing in calls for suspicious activity. Recently, for example, a call about an unfamiliar vehicle and an individual sleeping in the car resulted in an arrest for drugs and stolen property. That, Engles said, was due to both citizen diligence and a police officer who looked beyond the obvious. He looks forward to continued cooperation with the Citizens’ Academy as well. Upcoming challenges that Pacific Grove Police will face include AB109, where the state will be sending criminals back to the cities to handle, but not providing any funds with which to do it. More people will be let out of jail and on electronic supervision. The recidivism rate in such cases in a whopping 70 to 80 percent. In Monterey County as a whole, a comparison of 2009 and 2010 shows that violent crimes were down by 4.8 percent while property crimes were down 11.3 percent. Arson went down by 25.1 percent and the total figures for larceny were down 4.1 percent City-by-city in Monterey County, the smaller incorporated cities (excluding Monterey and Salinas) saw the following number of offenses known to law enforcement in 2010, according to the FBI’s uniform crime rate website: Population
Violent Crimes total
Marina 17,921 Pacific Grove 14,537 Carmel 3,882
53 17 13
Murder & non-negligent manslaughter
2 1 0
2 2 3
Property City Population Crimes Burglary Larceny
Marina 17,921 Pacific Grove 14,537 Carmel 3,882
531 401 106
115 123 31
390 270 74
17 2 3
32 12 7
Motor Vehicle Theft
26 8 1
4 2 0
See CRIME Page 3
September 23, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
Times • Page 3
pSTANDOFF From Page 1
standoff lasted 52 minutes. During that time, cars and pedestrians were directed away. Rutt finally surrendered and was taken into custody. No weapons were found on him. He faces charges of trespass and being under the influence of methamphetamine. Burglary charges may be added pending the results of an investigation. Rutt was eventually released on citation and transported to CHOMP on an unrelated medical issue. “It tied up all our units for about two hours,” said PG Police Commander John Nyunt. In all, seven Pacific Grove units, two Sheriff’s cars, one fire engine and an ambulance were at the scene. In the earlier incident, Ian Peel, 41, Sean Lessen-Dees, 18, and Rutt were all arrested after they themselves called 911with claims they were being chased. All three were charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance. Rutt was also charged with willful discharge of a firearm with gross negligence after it was discovered that a .357 Magnum revolver had been fired inside the apartment. Police are still investigating who owns the gun.
Marge Ann Jameson
Lost and Found
A bicycle was found near Asilomar Beach. A wallet was found in a shopping cart on Forest. The owner was contacted.
Nearsighted newshound bandit
A person having dinner at Carl’s Jr. left his glasses and newspaper on the table when he went to get his order. They were stolen, but not by the bus person.
Alarming alarm: Now there’s no alarm at all
Neighbors called about a vehicle that had been parked in a private lot for a couple of days because the darned alarm kept going off, day and night. Can’t think why someone would want to break in as there only appeared to be two bottles of oil inside. The tow company couldn’t tow it because it was a front wheel drive and parked up against a barrier, so they disabled the battery to keep the alarm from sounding. The owner later contacted the police and said he’d move the vehicle.
Home registration expired
A motor home was towed for expired registration (March 2006) after numerous complaints about someone living inside. It was filled with clothes and garbage and mouse poop, the windshield was cracked and the instruments were gone.
Abandoned vehicle Junipero Ave.
Another vehicle filled with clothes was determined to have been abandoned and was towed. The windshield was broken, the trunk lid was off, the hood was sprung and the grill was lying on the engine. No mouse poop was reported.
Leaking poop (not the mousey kind), contagious false tabs
A vehicle was towed from a restaurant parking lot there it was “actively leaking human waste” into the parking lot that drains to the city storm drain that flows into the Sanctuary (that makes the surfers sick that grosses out the otters that kills the fish that. . .). Not only that, but the license plate tabs were found to belong to another vehicle. During the investigation officers discovered that the car parked next to the leaky motor home had false tabs as well so it was towed. Officers take up position and prepare for the worst as the subject is ordered to come out of an apartment at 5 Arkwright Court.
More from the Cop log Pair charged in auto theft, burglary
Charles White, 48, of Salinas was arrested as a suspect in residential burglary and vehicle theft; he was charged with possession of stolem property which was in his vehicle when he was arrested. His accomplice, Tina Straza-McQuiston was arrested in Carmel Valley where a vehicle she had stolen was hidden in a barn. She was charged with burglary, possession of stolen property and vehicle theft. She is also from Salinas. White is facing charges in San Luis Obispo for tresspassing and vehicle theft. The stolen property consised of numerous household items such as computers, a DVD player and clothing.
Vehicle vs. house
Pacific Grove Police responded to a call about an unknown injury collision between a vehicle and a house. Located nearby was 35 year-old Heather Howe. She explained that she had wanted to show her 10 year-old son how to back up her vehicle, so she held him on her lap, put the car into reverse and promptly lost control. The vehicle backed “rapidly in a clockwise circle,” collided with a mailbox, a parked vehicle, and finally a stone wall at a residence across the street. During the collision, Howe’s son sustained a minor injury in the form of an abrasion above his eye. Howe exhibited objective sympotoms of intoxication, according to the arresting officer. She was arrested for driving under the influence and chid endangerment. She was released on $25,000 bail.
I cannot tell I lie. I broke that window.
Officers responded to an alarm at Chase Bank at Country Club Gate Center. The alarm company advised that the alarm activation area was behind the teller’s desk. When they arrived, they found Curtis Vanderslice, 19 who immediately admitted that he had broken the window. He was taken into custody for vandalism, but as they continued to talk with him about the fact that the hole in the window was large enough to walk through, he admitted he had gone into the bank to look for money. He was charged with burglary and taken to Monterey County Jail. Did he think the money would just be lying around on the teller’s desk?
Michael Ryan Jilich was contacted and found to be not only drunk, but disorderly and in violation of his parole. He was released on a citation. Nicholas Lamon Dalton was also arrested on Lighthouse for disorderly conduct behind alcohol. So was Richard Anthony Massaro, who was yelling profanities at passersby at Chase Bank.
Was a fist print taken?
Subject became enraged when a machine “ate” his money. He whacked it and left a dent but was gone before officers arrived. The dent, however, was still there.
Theft from vehicle
Locked or unlocked? A cell phone was taken from a vehicle on Shafter Ave.
Theft from vehicle too
A disabled placard was stolen from a vehicle on David Ave.
Theft of vehicle
A residential burglary on Balboa became not only a stolen laptop but a stolen truck. BOL was issued and DNA was collected.
Scam: Just give us the info, we’re the government
Someone called the reporting party and said they were from the government and were going to issue a new government card. They had the subject’s name, address and phone but as they lacked the bank information. . .The reporting party didn’t fall for it.
Scam: Just give us the merchandise, here’s the money order
The potential victim responded to a Craigslist ad and received two money orders, but suspected it was a scam. No money was lost, potential victim still only a potential victim.
A person on Pine Ave. reported that the tenant next door was feeding pigeons and other birds, creating a public nuisance and health hazard.
Neighbor issues, but don’t contact the neighbor?
Another person, this time on Lincoln Ave., reported that a neighbor left a handwritten note complaining about the person’s boyfriend and another time walked up her driveway and flashed a light in her window. The neighbor used profanity and yelled at her boyfriend at another time. She was afraid the neighbor would begin harassing her and her children. Other people in the neighborhood have had problems with the neighbor, she said, but she didn’t want police to contact the neighbor at this time.
pCRIME From Page 2 Jean Danvers pleads guilty The California Department of Justice released its annual Crime in California report, in fatal beating of her mother showing that the crime rate in every category of violent or property offenses decreased in California in 2010. Jean Danvers, age 65 and a resident of Pacific Grove, pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, elder abuse, and two counts of felony assault in connection with the death of her mother, Charlotte Danvers. Jean Danvers was the sole caretaker of her 96-year-old mother in 2009. On September 24, 2009, police were dispatched to the family home in Pacific Grove and found Charlotte Danvers unconscious and badly bruised and bleeding. Jean Danvers confessed to police that she “battered her mother.” Charlotte Danvers died two hours later at CHOMP. The autopsy report stated that she died from sepsis, a toxic condition resulting from her numerous open wounds. She also suffered from broken ribs, a broken nose, and dehydration. Judge Adrienne M. Grover will sentence Jean Danvers on October 11, 2011. She will serve 14 years in prison.
This is the fourth year in a row violent crime has decreased in California. Homicide (down 7.8 percent) and forcible rape rates are the lowest since 1966, while robbery is down 10 percent and motor vehicle theft is down 7.6 percent. “The total arrest rate is 6 percent lower than last year; both adult and juvenile total arrest rates declined from last year,” says the Attorney General’s press officer. “ The number of juvenile felony arrests has decreased by 11.2 percent in the past year, indicating that efforts to prevent crime at a young age have been successful.” There has also been a decrease statewide in arrests for all types of property offenses across the board, including burglary, theft, and forgery, for the third consecutive year. The one area of increase nationwide came in the rate of dangerous drug arrests, including methamphetamine, phencyclidine and barbiturates. That number increased for the first time in 5 years by 12.2 percent over last year while arrests for narcotics, marijuana and other drug offenses continued to decline.
Page 4 • CEDAR STREET
Times • September 23, 2011
High Hats & Parasols Dear Readers: Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats & Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology used at the time. The writings contained in “High Hats” are not our words. They are quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Our journalistic predecessors held to the highest possible standards for their day, as do we at Cedar Street Times. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats” are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding.
The News … from 1911.
Famous baritone to sing
The performance of Mr. David Bispham, the world-famous baritone, is eagerly awaited here by all music lovers. In 1872, Bispham entered Haverford College, from which he was graduated in 1876. After graduation, Bispham entered the wool business with his mother’s brothers, all the while continuing to develop his talent. Bispham appeared in numerous musical performances during his childhood despite having no formal musical training. Bispham’s first American performance was at the Oratorio Society in New York. Later, the baritone went on musical tour, offering performances to sold-out houses in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Bispham specializes in Wagner, but his mastery is of virtually every kind of music. He is said to sing with the charm of the old masters. Never in the history of the Grove has there been such a presentation. Tuesday evening at 7. Work Theater. 1
C. H. Ernst is offering three bars of Crystal White or Palmolive Soaps for 25¢.
I am selling a nice house in Pacific Grove at much less than its value. My home, on 2 lots (each 30 X 70), is being offered at a great sacrifice. Agreed-upon cost may be spread over 5 years after small down payment. Contact A. Benedict.
Author’s Notes Bispham was the first American operatic baritone to gain international fame. Born in 1857, Bispham died in New York City in 1921. He is buried in Philadelphia, the city of his birth. His fame lives on in the form of gramophone recordings of songs and arias, some of which have been re-recorded on modern CDs. 2. Despondency is today referred to as depression. 3. Fortunately, this idea was doomed to failure. Colton Hall and the old jail were not destroyed. 4. Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a deciduous tree or shrub that grows in North America. A century ago, witch hazel was a widely used medicinal … especially helpful in the treatment of hemorrhoids (piles). Witch hazel is still available today. References: Pacific Grove Review, Monterey Daily Cypress, Del Monte Weekly, Salinas Index, Monterey County Post, Bullions’ Grammar (1890).
Will Wright reappointed Will E. Wright is in receipt of the following letter from Secretary M. J. White of the California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The letter read, My Dear Mr. Wright, I am pleased to inform you that you were again appointed agent of the Society for your district. Our president, Mr. Newhall, informed the Board of the great services you are performing for this society at all times, and an expression of appreciation was made. We have no regular forms for the making of agents, but do not feel that you need a form as your appointment is well advertised. Your appointment will run for one year past January 1, next. If you care to serve this term, the appointment will no doubt be renewed. M. J. White, Secretary. Commits suicide A young lady of the Grove committed suicide at an early hour this morning. The cause was determined to be despondency. She had been accustomed to luxurious living and knew literally nothing of work in any of its branches. Although her name will be withheld, the deceased moved here from the deep south and she was a typical southerner of the plantation style. In a suicide note, she said that she preferred death to having to work for wages. 2 Tear down Colton Hall, Jail The trustees of our neighboring community, Monterey, have evidently neared a close to the vexing question of a school site. Long has Monterey puzzled and wrangled about a suitable location. Introduced at the trustees meeting this week was the idea for tearing down Colton Hall and the old jail and replacing them with a handsome, up-to-date school building. That would allow the building and grounds to extend from street to street. An extension also would be purchased from Capt. Pray and Charles Underwood. Some, however, voiced concern that such action will also destroy many historical memories. 3 Many can’t talk English According to figures compiled by M. H. Keet, chief clerk of the censorship board, about 1/8 of the immigrants living in Monterey are incapable of speaking any English at all. Keet suggested deporting anyone who has no ability with the native language. Another suggestion is to allow a limited period, such as six months, to learn the language. General practitioner offers medical help E. Colerick, MD, offers medical services from the office which he maintains in his residence at the corner off Laurel and Cypress streets. Colerick specializes in Chronic Disease. Office hours are from 2 to 5 pm. House calls made at other hours. Your first consultation is free. Snippets from around the area… •
Kindly remember that the “Jubilant Society” fundraiser is being offered this weekend at 15th and Laurel. An interesting program is in order and dainty refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program. 4
The lecture topic will be “A Time Exposure Photograph of Jesus” at the Christian Church, 7 pm, Wednesday.
The Pacific Grove Brass Band will perform at the Methodist-Episcopal Church, Wednesday Evening, 7:30. Free, or make a donation.
A new company numbering 85 soldiers has arrived at the Presidio. Welcome!
The state department of roads has estimated the cost of the Colfax cutoff at about $10 million. Serious doubts have arisen as to affordability.
Ride the train to Heald’s Business School, Santa Cruz. We will help you to become employable. And your bill amounts to …
Long & Gretter Drug Store is offering a special on Dr. DeWitt’s Witch Hazel Salve. Especially recommended for the piles. $2.10 for a four ounce bottle.
The Fair of Pacific Grove has large, roomy coats for women designed and made by expert manufacturers. Many are plain, except for belts and pockets; others are trimmed with Hudson Bay Seal. For Misses: 16 to 44 in regular sizes, 39 to 52 in large sizes. Formerly priced at $29.75, now $18.45.
Pacific Coast Church 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942 Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431 First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12th Street, 831-373-4441 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-647-1610 St. Angela Merici Catholic Church 146 8th Street, 831-655-4160 Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363 First Church of God 1023 David Avenue, 831-372-5005 Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138 Church of Christ 176 Central Avenue, 831-375-3741 Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove 804 Redwood Lane, 831-333-0636 Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th Street, 831-373-4705 Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Avenue, 831-375-7207 Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818 First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove 915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875 Worship: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m.
September 23, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
Pacific Grove Recreation 2011 Punt, Pass & Kick Contest Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4:00 PM Robert Down Elementary Athletic field Free Two Divisions (Boys & Girls) Five age groups (12 of Dec. 31, 2011) No special footwear -- Tennis shoes only Call 831-648-3130 for info Winners will compete at PG High School Sat. Oct. 15
Science Saturday features birds HAPPY 30 YEARS
WITH THE CITY OF PG
F.Y.I. For Your Information. . .
Science Saturday, a monthly drop-in program of hands-on activities and opportunities for scientific exploration and investigation, will feature birds on Sat., Sept. 24, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove. Cost is free The PG Museum displays life-mounts of more than 290 local bird species. Find out what makes them special as you examine feathers, feet, and beaks. You will have opportunities to · investigate how duck feathers repel water · create your own bird identification tool · try out foods that “fill the bill” · look through microscopes · and listen to local birdsongs Monthly Science Saturdays are supported in part by the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, and the Pacific Grove Rotary Club. For more information go to the museum’s website at http://www.pgmuseum.org/ education.
St. Mary’s Holiday Bazaar set for October 22
Pacific Grove Financial Group Jon Pariser 702-A Forest Ave., Pacific Grove Securities offered through LPL Financial
Bus. 831-333-0369 • Cell 831-236-6863 Fax 831-649-1706 Email email@example.com CA Ins. Lic. OC22305
Sales and Property Management still only 5%
623 Lighthouse Ave., in PG 831-655-4708 EricLMarsh@aol.com
By The Sea 24 Hour Mobile Service
Antique locks • Lock-outs • Safe Repair Keys • Commercial/residential re-keying
Hair Replacement & Educational Center 230 Grand Avenue Pacific Grove 831.920.7185 www.boomeranghairstudio.com
For the first time in its long history, the St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Holiday Bazaar will offer not only the arts and crafts of parishioners, but also original works made by local artists and crafters. This year’s Holiday Bazaar will include the St. Mary’s Guild’s famous jams, jellies and preserves; arts and jewelry and plants. In the festive Christmas Room, shoppers will find holiday decorations, homemade baked goods ,wreaths and original handmade gift items. “Several local artists have signed up for the Holiday Bazaar,” says Judy Obbink, event co-chair. “They will be selling jewelry, knitted gift items, holiday wreaths and cards.” The Episcopal Women’s Craft Guild creates all-natural soaps, lotions, facial masks, scrubs, essential oils, body butters and massage candles. for information on the vendor tables, call Judy Obbink at 373-7490. Take a break at the specialty Coffee Bar, and enjoy biscotti, cookies, scones, breads or homemade pastries. A traditional pre-holiday event, the St. Mary’s Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Edwards Hall at the 1887 Gothic Revival Episcopal church, 146 12th Street at Central, Pacific Grove. Admission is free. For more information, call the St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church parish office, 831-373-4441.
Times• Page 5
Shelf Life Steinbeck’s (and Other Writers’) Library John Steinbeck lived in Pacific Grove, off and on, for many years of his life. As a child, he would accompany his family to Pacific Grove where they came to escape the heat of the Salinas Valley. As a Stanford student, he and his friends would travel to PG for sojourns that included furtive excursions to obtain wine, illegal due to Prohibition. One summer Steinbeck, his friend and Stanford roommate, Carleton (“Dook”) Sheffield, Mary Steinbeck and another woman were tossed out of a PG dance for “indecent dancing,” though Dook, in his book John Steinbeck, the Good Companion: His Friend Dook’s Memoir, insists the dance consisted of no impropriety, merely “long, smooth, and graceful sliding steps.” But the PG “grim matrons” observing the dance decreed the dancers were “twining legs” and ordered them ousted. After Steinbeck married his first wife, Carol, the two of them lived in Pacific Grove, with occasional temporary moves to southern California, from 1930 through 1936, when they moved to Los Gatos. While living in PG, Steinbeck wrote, among other things, The Pastures of Heaven, portions of The Red Pony, In Dubious Battle, Tortilla Flat, and Of Mice and Men (including a major re-write after the Steinbecks’ dog ate the first draft). Steinbeck was a prodigious reader, and, while his family owned some books, and he received Le Morte d’Arthur for his ninth birthday, Steinbeck frequented libraries. “The boy Steinbeck was a familiar figure to Mrs. Carrie Streining, the city librarian (in Salinas),” writes Nelson Valjean in John Steinbeck the Errant Knight: An intimate biography of his California years. “I think he was more comfortable in the library, reading,” says the novelist John Hersey, as quoted in Jay Parini’s John Steinbeck, a biography, the context of Parini’s book implying as a Stanford student Steinbeck preferred reading to carousing. For Pacific Grove Public Library patrons, though, perhaps the most important reference to Steinbeck and libraries appears in “Dook” Sheffield’s book who says of his time visiting Steinbeck in Pacific Grove, “We did a good deal of reading, much of it from the little Pacific Grove library.” The Carnegie Library which Steinbeck would have frequented in Salinas was demolished in 1960, but the PG Library, somewhat altered, but at its core still as Steinbeck would have seen it, still stands on at 550 Central Avenue (the corner of Central and Grand). Other authors have frequented and/or do frequent the PGPL, including Eleanor Cameron (the “Mushroom Planet” series for children), Dianne Day (the “Fremont Jones” mysteries, some of which are set in Pacific Grove), Anne B. Fisher (No More a Stranger: Monterey and Robert Louis Stevenson), Paul Fleischman (prolific children’s author and winner of the Newbery Medal), Ernest Gann (Fate is the Hunter), Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land), Brad Herzog (Turn Left at the Trojan Horse), Barbara Honegger (October Surprise), Laban Thomas Johnston (The Skeleton Guard; legend of Monterey), Betty MacDonald (The Egg and I), Ryan Masters (Anthology of Monterey Bay Poets 2004), William Minor (Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years), Ward Moore (Bring the Jubilee), Randall Reinstedt (From Fisherman’s Wharf to Steinbeck’s Cannery Row: A Pictorial History of Monterey’s Historic Water), Joanne Ryder (Where Butterflies Grow), Kent Seavey (Pacific Grove), Cara Wilson (Letters from Otto: Anne Frank’s Father Shares His Wisdom), and Laurence Yep (prolific children’s author). Stop by the library to see why this place has drawn so many writers to it.
East of Eden is set in the Salinas Valley, and driving west on Highway 68 out of Salinas brings you to PG, what does that make Pacific Grove?
Special Chautauqua Days Events at the Library Friday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.
Pacific Grove’s own Poet-in-Residence, Dr. Barbara Mossberg, will speak on “Your Inner Butterfly: The Power of Words to Change Our World.” It could be the ancient Sphinx, or a modern leader who once said that for a society to be great, it first must be good. How can words build communities of conscience and consciousness, the kinds of places we need to thrive? This talk is a tribute to Pacific Grove’s evolved citizenry, beloved treetopolis, habitat where our inner butterflies and poets find sanctuary to soar. The door opens at 6:30 p.m., with a $10 donation requested to support the Poet-in-Residence program.
Saturday, October 1, 3:00 p.m.
Caterpillar Puppets presents, “The Itty Bitty Variety Show.” The program is for children ages 3 and up and is FREE.
Saturday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.
“Singing Americana” with award-winning singer-songwriter, MaryLee Sunseri. One of MaryLee’s earliest professional performances was in a movie called “The Chautauqua.” It starred Elvis Presley, though by the time it was released it was retitled “The Trouble with Girls (And How to Get in It).” Join MaryLee for a rollicking musical journey that begins with Elvis, careens through America on a tour with Burl Ives and hits its happiest notes right here in the last hometown. The door opens at 7:00 p.m., with a $15 donation requested to support the Pacific Grove Public Library.
Sunday, October 2, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tour the Pacific Grove Public Library, the first Carnegie Library in Monterey County and the only one still functioning as a public library. Library staff will be available to talk about the building and its history, and refreshments will be available.
Page 6 • CEDAR STREET
Times • September 23, 2011
Up and Coming Return visit Oct. 5
Art Demo sponsored by the Central Coast Art Association Art Demo is an educational event and networking for local artists and aspiring
artists. Jane Flury, popular local artist and art educator will do a live painting demonstration and accomplished abstract painter Charles Pifer will showcase his recent work. The event will take place on Mon., Sept. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl Street, Monterey. There is no cost. The demonstration is open to the public and appropriate for all ages. CCAA sponsors a professional demo 10 times a year to support local resident’s interest in the arts. For more information call 641-9940.
Classes for Adults
at the Pacific Grove Art Center
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
Last time they were here, they rang the rafters at venerable Chautauqua Hall. Be there Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. as the most acclaimed traditional Irish fiddle and guitar duo of our time does it again: Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill will perform in concert, presented by the Monterey Bay Celtic Society. Tickets $20 advance/$22 at the door or $18 to Celtic Society members on sale at The Works, 667 Lighthouse in PG or online at http://www. brownpapertickets.com/event/178137. For out-of-town reservations and information, contact the Monterey Bay Celtic Society at 408-847-6982 or email celticsoc@aol. com.
Beginning Watercolor Class with Jane Flury 9a.m.-12p.m. Thursdays at Vista Lobos, Carmel. This is an overview class using the limited palette method and will cover the basics of watercolor. Class will work from still life. All skill levels welcome. 10 week session $50. Next session starts Sept.15. Pre-register through Carmel Adult School 624-1714. Still taking students. Outdoor Painting with Jane Flury- ongoing, 10a.m.-1p.m. Saturdays. Class meets at various locations around the Monterey Peninsula. All media and skill levels welcome. Lots of instruction available. $20 drop-in fee. For more information or location schedule call 402-5367 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Drawing Class with Jane Flury 6-8p.m. Thursdays at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Class will learn the basics of perspective, shadow and line. Beginners welcome. Four week session $75. Next session starts Sept.15. Information call 402-5367 or e-mail:email@example.com NEW! Children’s Art Classes with Jane Flury at the Lyceum, 1073-6th Ave., Monterey. October 5-7, 4:15-6:pm and Wednesdays starting Nov.30- Dec.21, 1:30-3:30. Must pre-register at the Lyceum 372-6098
Artists in Chautauqua Sunday, Oct. 2 • 10am - 4pm at Chautauqua Hall
16th St. at Central Ave., Pacific Grove
Sponsored by Artisana Gallery & The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove Sketch Club on the beach near the lighthouse, c. 1888
This event transforms one of Pacific Grove’s most historic structures (est. 1881) into a venue showcasing fine local arts & crafts Silent auction, live music & refreshments d Admission is free z All net proceeds benefit The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove For more info call 831-655-9775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
September 23, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
Times• Page 7
Cantus Singers to perform at Canterbury Woods
The public is invited to hear the Cantus Singers on Mon. Sept. 26 at 6:00 PM Canterbury Woods 651 Sinex Ave. PG RSVP 657-4193 or www.canterburywoods-esc.org
Crab Louie’s Bistro
46 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
The Breaker Band regretfully cannot participate in this year’s Butterfly Parade and Bazaar on October 1st, due to conflicts with SAT exams. We often have these conflicts, but this year an exceptionally large number of students are affected and they happen to play instruments key to a successful performance. We always enjoy performing at this event, and appreciate the support we feel from the community on this day each year. We hope this will be a one year problem, but it will need to be examined each year as it usually does conflict with the SAT exam. Music students are typically among the strongest students at PGHS, and many take the SAT exam multiple times in order to get the best possible score. We very much want to perform for our community. We have scheduled an alternative performance for later that day, after the exams have ended. We will perform at Old Fisherman’s Wharf for the Art on the Wharf event, from 4:00 - 4:45 on Sat., Oct. 1. We hope members of the community will be able to hear our fine band at that time. Thank you for your continued support. - Dave Hoffman
Photo by Batista Moon Studio
Breaker Band must break tradition
Crab Louie’s Bistro offers fresh seafood daily from the Monterey Bay. Dine on Dungeness crab, pasta and fresh fish while enjoying a unique view of Monterey wildlife. Serving breakfast at 8:00 am, we are open for dinner through 9:00 pm. “Monterey County Bank gave me the chance to realize my lifelong dream. Having been in restaurant and hospitality management for many years, we will be partners with Monterey County Bank for many more years and more business ventures.” Rick Beidoun, President Bike $5,000,000 Dojo SBA Loan is Limit
Stephanie Chrietzberg, SVP MCB, Rick Beidoun, President, Sarah Gaebelein, AVP, SBA Lending MCB
Call Monterey County Bank Today! (831) 649-4600 Member F.D.I.C. SBA Preferred Lender Equal Housing Lender
Chautauqua Days: Keeping up Pacific Grove’s heritage
The city of Pacific Grove will celebrate its origins with Chautauqua Days, a confluence of many of the institutions that make up our history. The original Chautauqua Days dating back to 1874 gave Pacific Grove an identity. The revival of Chautauqua Days on September 30, October 1 and 2 will revive that identity. It will showcase the city’s assets, natural resources, culture, history, and heritage while providing learning experiences for all attendees. Pacific Grove’s Art Center, the Museum of Natural History, Chautauqua Hall, city schools, the Pacific Grove Public Library, the Heritage Society, and city parks will be some of the venues to celebrate the city’s heritage. On Friday, Sept. 30 there will be art exhibits, a lecture with Pacific Grove’ Poet-In-Residence, Barbara Mossberg, and a dance jam. On Saturday, Oct. 1 the 72nd Annual Butterfly Parade and Bazaar will begin on Pine Avenue. School children dress as butterflies, jellyfish, otters, pioneers, artists and cooks to welcome the butterflies back and celebrate Pacific Grove’s culture. The Bazaar follows, along with art exhibits, a lectureon Chautauqua assemblies and one on the “fin art” of Ray troll, plus a play and the opening reception of a new exhibit at the Museum. On Sunday the Heritage Society will hold the annual Heritage Homes for the Birds auction and the historic homes tours. There will also be Artists in Chautauqua Hall. For schedule, tickets and more information, call Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce (831) 373-3304.
CHAUTAUQUA TENT, 1922
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Monterey County Artist Open Studio Tour Exhibit
PGFRIDAY, Art Center, 12 noon .................FREE SEPTEMBER 30 Friday, September A group show of the top artists30 in Monterey
Monterey County County. Information, callArtist (831) 375-2208. Monterey CountyTour Artist Open Studio Tour Open Studio Exhibit Exhibit Pacific Grove Art.................FREE Center, 12 noon • LECTURE: “Your Inner Butterfly: PG Art at Center, 12 noon A group show ofof theWords topcall artists Montereyor FREE •Power For information, (831) The toin375-2208 Change County. Information, call (831) 375-2208. visit Ourwww.pgartcenter.org. World” PG Public Library, 7 p.m.......$10 donation LECTURE: “Your Inner Butterfly: Lecture: Inner Butterfly: The A talk from“Your Pacific Grove’s own PoetThe Power of Words to Change Power of Words to Change Our World” In-Residence, Dr. Barbara Mossberg. Our World” Information, call (831) 648-5760. With Poet-In-Residence Barbara Mossberg, PG Public 7 p.m.......$10 Pacific GroveLibrary, Public Library, 7:00 p.m. • $10 A talk from Pacific Grove’s own Poetdonation • For info, call (831) 648-5760. Freestyle Dance Jam In-Residence, Dr. Barbara Mossberg. Donation requested to support the Poet-in-Residence. donation
Chautauquacall Hall Information, (831) Freestyle Dance Jamthe648-5760. Donation to support Poet-in-Residence. 8 p.m.requested ......$10 adults/$5 teens/kids free Chautauqua Hall, 8:00 $10 adults/$5 Get your grove on ... p.m. with •music mastery – Freestyle Dance Jam teens/kids • Forthe information, email mixing thefree soulful, beats, the melodies, Chautauqua Hall and the magic. Presented by Donna Linda. email@example.com.
8Information, p.m. ......$10 adults/$5 teens/kids free email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your grove on ... with music mastery – saturday, october 1 melodies, mixing the soulful, theOCTOBER beats, the SATURDAY, 1
Figure Class,Class Pacific Grove Art and theDrawing magic. Presented by Donna Linda. Figure Drawing Information, email Center, a.m. 9:30 • email@example.com. $10a.m model • Call (831) PG Art9:30 Center, ......fee $10 model fee The Peninsula’s longest running open 375-2208 or visit www.pgartcenter.org. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 drawing class celebrates the human form.
Figure Class Drop-ins Drawing welcome. Information, call (831) 375-2208. PG Art Center, 9:30 a.m ...... $10 model fee The Peninsula’s longest running open drawing class celebrates the human form. Drop-ins welcome. Information, call (831) 375-2208.
Annual Butterfly Parade and Bazaar
Robert Down School & Parade Route 10:30 a.m.Butterfly .......................................FREE Annual Parade Annual Butterfly Parade and Bazaar Kindergarten children dress as Monarchs and Bazaar and march through town welcome the Robert Down School & Parade to Route, 10:30 a.m. Robert Down School & Parade Route returning insects. Sponsored by PGUSD. •10:30 FREEa.m. • For information, call (831) 373-3304. .......................................FREE LECTURE: “Why Kindergarten children dress Monarchs Monterey County ArtistChautauqua?” Open as Studio Tour Chautauqua 1:00 p.m. ....................................... $5 and marchHall, through town to welcome the Exhibit at Pacific Grove Art Center, 12 • Writer Neal Hotelling speak on the noon origins returning insects. Sponsored by PGUSD. FREE • For information, call (831) 375-2208 and growth of the Chautauqua movementor in America and especially Pacific Grove. LECTURE: “Why Chautauqua?” visit www.pgartcenter.org. Chautauqua Hall, p.m.373-3304. ....................................... $5 Information, call1:00 (831) Writer Neal“Why Hotelling speak on the origins Lecture: Chautauqua?” LECTURE: and growth Hall, of “Green the Chautauqua movement Chautauqua 1:00 p.m.Seas, •$5 donation • For in America and especially Pacific Grove. Blue Seas and the Public information, call (831) 373-3304. Information, call (831) 373-3304. Fin Art of Ray Troll”
PG Public Library, 7:30 p.m. $15 donation CHAUTAUQUA TENT, 1922 Singer-songwriter MaryLee Sunseri. Information, call (831) 648-5760.
p.m. • $10 (free Museum members) • For Donation requested to for support the PG Public Library. Singing Americana information, (831) 7:30 648-5716 visitdonation www. PG Public call Library, p.m.or $15 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 Singer-songwriter MaryLee Sunseri. pgmuseum.org. Information, call (831) 648-5760. 42nd Annual Historic Home
Donation requested to support the PG Public Library. Singing Americana Throughout PG, 10 a.m. ................... $20 This year’s tour includes 6 private residences, Pacific Grove Public Library, 7:30 p.m. • $15 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 6 buildings. Sponsored by the Heritage donation • For information, call 42nd Annual Historic Home Tour Society, Art Center and Chamber of (831) 648-5760. Throughout PG, 10 a.m. $20 Commerce. Information, call................... (831) 373-3304.
This year’s tour includes 6 private residences,
9thbuildings. Annual Artists inby Chautauqua 6 Sponsored sunday, october 2 the Heritage Chautauqua Hall, 10 a.m. ..............FREE Society,
This Annual event Information, transforms one(831) of PG’s most Commerce. call 373-3304. 42nd Historic Home Tour historic structures into a venue showcasing Throughout Pacific Grove, 10:00 a.m. • $20 • 9th Chautauqua local Annual arts andArtists crafts, in silent auction, live For information, call (831) 373-3304. Chautauqua Hall, 10 a.m. ..............FREE music and refreshments. Sponsored by
Lecture: “Green Blue Seas and $5 the Chautauqua Hall, 3Seas, p.m.Seas, ........................ LECTURE: “Green for museum members) This event transforms of PG’s most Public Fin Art of Ray(free Troll” Artisana Gallery and theone Heritage Society. 9th Annual Artists in Chautauqua Blue Seas and the Public Artist and 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, Ray historic structures into a venue showcasing Information, call (831) 655-9775. Chautauqua Hall, 3:00 p.m. • $5 (free for Troll, Art will discuss theTroll” public art commissions. Chautauqua Hall, crafts, 10:00 a.m. • FREE Fin of Ray local arts and silent auction, live Museum members) •3For information, call (831) Information, call (831) 648-5716. Heritage for655-9775. the Birds by Chautauqua Hall, p.m. ........................ $5 music and House refreshments. Sponsored For information, call (831) (free for museum members) Elmarie Dyke Open 10 a.m.Society. . FREE 648-5716 or visit www.pgmuseum.org. Artisana Gallery andSpace, the Heritage PUPPET SHOW: Artist and 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, Ray Over twoHouses dozen of these unique creations Heritage for the Birds, Elmarie Information, call (831) 655-9775. Play: “The Itty Bitty Variety Show” Troll, willItty discuss theVariety public art Show” commissions. will be display and10:00 sold a.m. in a •silent “The Bitty Dyke Open Space, FREEauction. • For Information, call (831) Heritage the Birds Information, House call (831) for 643-1943. Pacific GroveLibrary, Public Library, 3:00 p.m. • FREE information, PG Public 3 648-5716. p.m................FREE call (831) 643-1943. Elmarie Dyke Open Space, 10 a.m. . FREE Bitty Variety by Caterpillar •The For Itty information, call (831) 648-5760.Puppets Historic Walking Tour PUPPET Over two dozen of these unique Pacific creations is presentedSHOW: by the Friends of the Library. Historic Walking Tour Downtown 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. will be display and sold ...................FREE in a silent auction. Opening Reception: “Green Seas, Blue “The Itty Bitty Variety Show” Children ages 3 and up. Information, call Stroll historic downtown Pacific Grove, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. • FREE •Grove. For Information, call (831) 643-1943. (831)Public 648-5760. PG Library,of3Natural p.m................FREE Seas” PG Museum History, 5:00 Information,call call(831) (831)373-3304. 373-3304. information, The Itty Bitty Variety by Caterpillar Puppets is presented by the Friends of the Library. Children ages 3 and up. Information, call (831) 648-5760.
Historic Walking Tour
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. ...................FREE Stroll historic downtown Pacific Grove. Information, call (831) 373-3304.
Page 8 • CEDAR STREET
Times • September 23, 2011
Hidden pieces of California Art on display at Art In The Adobes
In the late 19th Century, some of California’s greatest artists lived in Monterey. Their work is among the most important in the cultural history of the West Coast. Yet much of it, including some of the finest examples of the period, has been hidden away for decades - until now. The weekend of September 30 will see the debut of Art in the Adobes, an important new cultural festival that will bring Monterey’s hidden artistic heritage back into the light. Many of the venues will be historic adobes, including the former home of Robert Louis Stevenson. The theme for the inaugural event is “Hidden Treasures from Old Monterey.” One of the most beautiful of those hidden treasures has been chosen as this year’s iconic image: “Kitty, Sonoma,” by renowned painter Charles Rollo Peters, who lived and painted in Monterey from 1894 to 1909. The painting is made available courtesy of the City of Monterey. As Scott Shields, art curator of Sacramento’s Crocker Museum has written, “Between 1875 and 1907, the Monterey Peninsula epitomized California art.” “Among those who lived or worked frequently on the Monterey Peninsula, Jules Tavernier, William Keith, Arthur Mathews, and the photographer Arnold Genthe now rank among the major figures in California’s, and America’s, art history,” wrote Shields in an American Art article based on his book Artists at Continent’s End: The Monterey Peninsula Art Colony 1875-1907. “Others, such as Charles Rollo Peters, Francis McComas, and Gottardo Piazzoni, were important figures in their day; their onceillustrious reputations -- on a national and even international level -- make them deserving of renewed recognition.” The festival will run the weekend of September 30 - October 2. In addition to the Stevenson House and other historic adobes, locations will include the Monterey Museum of Art and Colton Hall, where California’s Constitution was signed in 1849. The event will also feature an opening night reception, lectures by Scott Shields and other experts, live period music and children’s activities. The curator of the first Art in the Adobes is Julianne Burton-Carvajal, professor emeritus of Latin-American Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an expert on California art history. Art in the Adobes is organized by the City of Monterey, California State Parks, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Monterey History and Art Association and the Old Monterey Foundation.
Event: Art in the Adobes: Hidden Treasures from Old Monterey Dates: September 30 - Oct 2, 2011 Locations: Casa Serrano, Colton Hall, Cooper-Molera Adobe, Few Memorial Hall, Larkin House, Monterey Museum of Art, Stevenson House
All Access Pass: $75 per person One-Day General Admission: (Sat - Sun): $30 per person Sunday: Family Day: $35 Sunday: Locals (939 zip) / Student / Senior (ID required) / Military Discount: $15 per person. Tickets are on sale at artintheadobes.org.
“Kitty, Sonoma,” by Charles Rollo Peters, who lived and painted in Monterey from 1894 to 1909, will be among the paintings on display in the “Art in the Adobes” show in Monterey, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The painting is the iconic image for the show. (Painting made available courtesy of the City of Monterey).
Upcoming classes at Sally Griffin Center The long running Readers Theatre
Workshops at the Sally Griffin Senior Center (700 Jewell, Pacific Grove) will be offered this Fall. As usual, participants will be reading selected plays, seeing plays and talking about plays. Readers Theatre will be held at the Sally Griffin Center from 1-4 on Tuesdays from Oct 4 to Nov 8, and at the Carmel Foundation from 1-4 on Wednesdays from Oct 4 to Nov 9. • The Creative Writing Workshop, during this same period at the Sally Griffin Center will be divided into three two-week sessions, week one and two will focus on short fiction, three and four will be concerned with poetry and the final two will take writers through the playwriting process. The Creative Writing Workshop will be presented at the Sally Griffin Center from 9-11 on Wednesdays from Oct 5 to Nov 9. All will be taught by SF playwright/ critic/actor Lee Brady (freshleebrady@ gmail.com or 415 929-8654), and all are offered through MPC’s Older Adult program (Kathryn Kress, firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-4058)) And all are free!
Gentrain lecture: Orchestras On Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. the Gentrain
Society will present a lecture, The Age of Reason and the Birth of the Orchestra. Today we take for granted that orchestras are an enduring product of the past, but there was a time when Bach was not a household name, when symphonies did not exist and every combination of instruments we know today was experimental or yet to come. The conception of the orchestra we know begins in the Renaissance, and its birth dates to The Age of Reason with innovative combinations of musical instruments, styles and function. Ta k e a j o u r n e y i n a r t a n d sound through France, Germany, the far reaches of Asia and ancient Egypt. Discover how the forces of war, religion, art and commerce shaped the world of the symphony, and how the orchestra helped shape the world that followed. Our guest speaker Edmund Feingold has 18 years of experience in arts and education administration in a myriad of genres. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Music (1993) and an MBA in Public and Non-Profit Management (1998) from Boston University. He began his career in ballet and theater administration at Huntington Theater Company, Boston Ballet. And soon found his way back to music with assuming the positions of Orchestra Manager of Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (1998-2002), Executive Director of Boston Musica Viva (2002-2006), the nation’s oldest professional contemporary chamber music ensemble, and Executive Director of Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (2006-2011) before arriving in his present post, Executive Director of Monterey Symphony. Monterey Peninsula College Lecture Forum 103 980 Fremont St., Monterey Lectures are free. Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 831-646-4224 www.gentrain.org http://gentrain.org/lect.html
September 23, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
Times• Page 9
Now Showing Pacific Grove Art Center announces call for entries for annual Patron’s Show
The annual Pacific Grove Art Center Patrons’ Show and Drawing is a unique fund-raising event. It generates a major portion of funding each year for the non-profit art center. Donations of artwork will be accepted for sale, beginning now through Oct. 22, 2011. All work should be valued at $100 or more and properly framed and wired for hanging or display. The office will be staffed Wednesday through Saturday from 12 5 and Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m. to receive donations. If you have questions, please call 831-375-2208. The opening reception for the show will be held on Friday, October 28, from 7-9 pm. The exhibit will continue through Sunday, December 11, 2011, when the drawing will take place at 2 p.m. Ticket holders will gather in the Gill Gallery while each ticket is pulled in a blind draw. The first ticket to be drawn allows that ticket holder to choose from all of the works of art in the gallery. The next ticket holder may select from the remaining pieces, and so on until all works are chosen. Tickets are $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers. There is a limit of two tickets per individual available before the show. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase on the date of the drawing. Donation forms may be completed at the Art Center when the work is delivered. Final Deadline for Delivering Artwork: Saturday, October 22, 2011. Please deliver during office hours only. Wed - Sat 12 – 5pm and Sun 1 – 4pm. Opening Reception: Friday, October 28, 2011, 7-9 pm Ticket sales will begin at this time. $50 for members; $75 for non-members. Drawing Date: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 2 pm It usually lasts between 1 and 2 hours and ticket holders or their representatives must be present to choose their artwork.
Dia de los Muertes celebrated at Artisana Gallery
Artisana Gallery invites you to join them on First Friday, Oct. 7 for an Art Opening” “Honoring Seven Generations” featuring local photographers: Maria Prince and Adrianne Jonson The gallery becomes transformed with images from Oaxaca, Mexico (Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead) and images from Catacombes de Paris, France. In addition: Participate in our 3rd Annual “Day of the Dead” community altar. Space in our gallery will be set aside for honoring our beloved departed family, friends and pets, paying tribute to the generations that came before us during this special time of year. Send your art and event news to us! Calendar items encouraged and printed on a space-available basis. Submission IN PARAGRAPH FORM is preferred. editor@ cedarstreettimes.com
You Are Cordially Invited To Join Resident Hosts For a Complimentary Lunch And to Learn About Forest Hill Manor, Monterey Peninsula’s Premiere Retirement Community
The Peace Resource Center hosts Pacific Grove thangka artist Pratap Lama, a third-generation painter of Buddhist thangkas for “Himalayan Thangka Art and Peace” talk regarding his current show on display at the Peace Resource Center. The Peace Resource Center is at 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside The event will be held Saturday, September 24 from 4 pm-6 pm
Wednesday, September 21st or Thursday, September 29th at 12:30 p.m.
Wine, Women & Song A musical fundraiser for Pacific Grove Art Center
Join the Pacific Grove Art Center for an evening of Wine, Women and Song. Local female vocalists will perform songs of many genres including Celtic, Blues, Jazz, Pop and Rock. A short list of entertainers includes Andrea Carter ( Andrea’s Fault), Jana Heller ( Grumbling Ginger), Linda Arceo (Trusting Lucy), Dani Page, Lisa Taylor, Marylee Sunseri, Jill Childers (Cheeky Spanks), and Jaqui Hope. Pat Casion (saxophone), Bill Spencer (piano) and Mike Marotta Jr.(accordion) and more provide musical accompaniment. The date is Friday, Oct. 14 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. At the Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave. in Pacific Grove. Cost is $20 per person. This fundraiser will help Pacific Grove Art Center to continue to provide free art exhibits and fabulous openings throughout the year. Bring a wine glass from home for a free glass of wine and be soothed, seduced and stunned at the musical offerings.
Invite a Friend and RSVP to (831) 657-5200 before September 19th.
551 Gibson Avenue Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 657-5200 Toll Free (866) 657-4900 www.foresthillmanor.org A continuing care retirement community of California-Nevada Methodist Homes RCFE lic # 270700245 COA #050
Pratap Lama at Peace Resource Center this Saturday
9/7/11 12:37 PM
Page 10 • CEDAR STREET
Times • September 23, 2011
Math as art
Quilts for Algebra donated to trauma group
During the Spring semester, Mrs. Thorpe’s Intro to Algebra class elected as a project to make quilts. They finished them this fall. . .and then gave them away. The students were charged with planning their quilts, drawing them to scale (including seam allowances) and choosing fabrics. They then sewed them together and donated them to Project Linus, a charity that collects quilts and blankets for young people who have been traumatized in some way. Mrs. Thorpe and co-instructor Travis Selfridge obtained a grant from the local Quilters’ Guild with which they bought fabrics. The sewing was done on machines that Mrs. Thorpe has garnered from thrift stores with her own funds. Most of te quilts were tied, but some were machine quilted. Pictured above with some of the nine quilts are, L-R: Ashley Dinkel (holding Sean Gatward’s quilt), David Witschko, Jamie Eade, Mrs. Thorpe (holding Tiperia Mamaia’s quilt), Joe Sampaolo holding his a Shannon Stone’s quilt (top), Dakota Hayden holding his and Ricky Petty’s quilt, and Liam Posson holding Eli Moulding’s quilt.
10th Annual Monterey History Fest From pre-written history to present there will be something for everyone
Native American storytelling, tours of the Upper and Lower Presidio, Civil War and historic artillery encampments, a lecture and tour of Monterey’s old “Japantown,” and California’s Constitutional Convention, are some of the highlights of this year’s Historic Monterey History Fest Oct. 8-9. The annual celebration spotlights Monterey’s history through a variety of tours, reenactments, and activities at various locations around the downtown corridor. The Pacific House at Monterey State Historic Park, Custom House Plaza, will offer Native American storytelling and puppet performances three times both Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, both Custom House and Pacific House will be open to the public free of charge each day. Sons of the Civil War Veterans and California Historical Artillery Society will both set up camp at the Lower Presidio for the weekend. Take a step back and discover what life was like in an earlier era. From a horse-drawn artillery unit to a Civil War period camp, volunteers will take visitors back in time. In addition, Saturday afternoon will offer walking tours of the Lower Presidio. Visit the sites of explorer Sebastian Vizcaino’s landing, Capt. Don Gaspar de Portola’s claiming of California for Spain, Argentine revolutionary Bouchard’s attack on Monterey, first Spanish burial, the fortifications of El Castillo and Fort Mervine as well as monuments to Father Junipero Serra and Admiral John Sloat. From the Lower Presidio Saturday morning van tours will depart for a swing through the Upper Presidio, normally closed to the general public. A U.S. Army historian will provide background and cover such highlights as the Buffalo Soldiers Barracks, the Sloat Monument, and Berlin Wall monuments, Soldiers Field and more. On Sunday, the California Constitutional Convention convenes in Colton Hall just as it did in 1849 to reenact the birth of California as a state. Also, Sunday afternoon offers a lecture/tour of Monterey’s old Japan Town by a local noted historian. This lecture/walking tour is an overview history of the Japanese on the Monterey Peninsula, and showcases the new Japanese Heritage Center. Admission to all events and historic sites participating in History Fest is free. Some events have limited space and reservations are required. For the schedule visit www.historicmonterey.org or call 646-5640 for information or reservations.
Sons of the Civil War Veterans and California Historical Artillery Society will both set up camp at the Lower Presidio for the weekend.
Dan Murphy Award set for Sept. 27
Blessing the sanctuary
The second annual Native American blessing of the Pacific Grove Butterfly sanctuary will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sanctuary, on Ridge Road between Lighthouse Ave. and Short Street, across from the Pacific Grove Adult School and behind the Butterfly Grove Inn. If you have not been there recently to see the improvements and the new trees, you owe it to yourself to go -- and you owe it to the butterflies to wish them a warm welcome! There is no charge and the Sanctuary is accessible.
National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month celebrated at Beacon House The Beacon House will host its 2nd Annual Daniel (Dan) J. Murphy Award Presentation Tues., Sept. 27 from 1:30 to 3:30pm. This annual award program coincides with the month-long awareness building initiatives associated with National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month. This year’s honoree, Steve McCullough, MS, Major U.S. Army (retired) will be recognized for his contribution to his community, as well as his true compassion and dedication in the treatment field. Alongside other local dignitaries, Mayor of Pacific Grove Carmelita Garcia will present Major McCullough with this honor on behalf of her late husband and Beacon House Counselor, Daniel J. Murphy. To learn more about the 2nd Annual Daniel J. Murphy Award Presentation event or the Beacon House, please call 831.372.2334.
Legal Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20111828 The following person is doing business as HI-TECH SERVICES, 16455 Woodland Hills Lane, Royal Oaks, Monterey County, CA 95076 and HI-TECH CONSTRUCTION AND FIRE PROTECTION, 16455 Woodland Hills Lane, Royal Oaks, Monterey County, CA 95076; Harold P. Bleisch, 16455 Woodland Hills Lane, Royal Oaks, CA 95076. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on August 25, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on n/a. Signed: Harold P. Bleisch, owner. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23/11
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20111859 The following person is doing business as BOWLUS VINEYARDS, 3344 Paul Davis Drive #6, Marina, Monterey County, CA 93933 and SECRET COVE WINES, 3344 Paul Davis Drive #6, Marina, Monterey County, CA 93933 and LUPINE VALLEY WINES, 3344 Paul Davis Drive #6, Marina, Monterey County, CA 93933; th Cima Collina Winery LLC (Delaware), 121 S. 17 St., Mattoon, IL 61938. This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on August 30, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 08-30-11. Signed: Annette Hoff Danzer, Operations Officer. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. Publication dates: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23/11
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20111921 The following person is doing business as SUNSET AUTO SALES, 525A Abbott St., Salinas, Monterey County, CA 93901; James Patenaude, 754 Potrero Way, Salinas, CA 93907 This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on September 8, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 9/7/11. Signed: Shawn Jackson. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 9/16, 9/23. 9/30, 10/7/11.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 20111916 The following person is doing business as SJ MARKETING, PO Box 614, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, CA 93950 and 2845 Congress Rd., Pebble Beach, Monterey County, CA 93953; Shawn Everett Jackson, PO Box 614, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 and 2845 Congress Rd., Pebble Beach, CA 93953; This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey County on September 7, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on 9/8/11. Signed: Shawn Jackson. This business is conducted by an individual. Publication dates: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23. 9/30/11.
September 23, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
Times• Page 11
Up and Coming 9th Annual Artists in Chautauqua
The 9th Annual Artists in Chautauqua event is set for Sun., Oct. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Chautauqua Hall, 16th at Central in Pacific Grove. Sponsored by Artisana Gallery and The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove, this Free event transforms one of PG’s most historic structures (est. 1881) into a venue showcasing fine local arts and crafts, silent auction, live music and refreshments For more information: (831) 6559775 or e-mail: email@example.com. Net proceeds to benefit The Heritage Society of Pacific Grove. Nocturnal Mischief by Myrna Axt
With Chautauqua Days
Annual Historic Homes Tour set for October 2
Robert Louis Stevenson commented in 1879, upon wondering the campgrounds of the Chautauqua movement in Pacific Grove, “I have never been in any place so dreamlike.” The dream continues in Pacific Grove as people gather to view a collection of its historic homes during the 42nd annual Historic Home Tour, Sunday, October 2, 2011. Visitors can walk the downtown area, touring several homes and historic buildings, and visit nearby structures. Self-guided tours are ongoing between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. with docents available at each site. Tickets are $20 for adults and are available from the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce. The Historic Home Tour benefits the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove and the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 800-656-6650 or
72nd Annual Butterfly Bazaar
Children who attend Pacific Grove Unified School District schools will participate in the 72nd annual costumed Butterfly Parade on Sat., Oct. 1, 2011 to welcome the monarchs back to “Butterfly Town USA” for the winter. The parade will begin at 10:30am in front of Robert H. Down Elementary School on Pine Avenue in Pacific Grove and will head down Fountain Avenue to Lighthouse Avenue, up 17th Street and conclude on Pine Avenue by returning to the school. Immediately following the parade the Butterfly Bazaar behind the school will be held. Admission to the Bazaar is free and the hours are 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. There will be a raffle drawing, carnival games and prizes, food, and bake sale. Proceeds benefit Forest Grove Elementary, Robert Down Elementary, PG Middle School, and PG High School PTA’s.
THE HERITAGE SOCIETY OF PACIFIC GROVE & PACIFIC GROVE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENT PACIFIC GROVE’S 42nd ANNUAL
HISTORIC HOME TOUR
Blessing of the Monarch Sanctuary Helen Johnson of Pacific Grove, Founder and Major Benefactor of
has asked members of the
Ohlone-Castanoan-Esselen Nation of the Central Coast to bless the
Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary. The ceremony will take place on
September 24, 2010 1:00 PM
a date close to the autumnal equinox,
Sunday, October 2 i10 am - 4 pm Annual Self-Guided Tour of Pacific Grove Historic Homes & Properties with Docents at Each Home INCLUDES • Heritage Houses for the Birds Contest & Auction • • Walking Tour 11AM, 1 & 2 PM Free, Sign up at the Chamber • Whistle Stop • Ketcham’s Barn • PG Library • PG City Hall • Artists in Chautauqua • i TICKETS $20 @ PG Chamber of Commerce i www.PacificGrove.org • www.PacificGroveHeritage.com
Important Notice: Historic properties that retain original architectural features may not be accessible to all. If you have special needs, please call 831-373-3304. Shoe coverings provided, no high heels please.
FOR MORE INFORMATION E 831-373-3304
at the Sanctuary on Ridge Road between Lighthouse Avenue and Short Street.
All are welcome to join the ceremony. Please attend and add your blessing for the regrowth of the trees and the return of the Monarchs.
Page 12 • CEDAR STREET
Times • September 23, 2011
Sports and Leisure Triathlete relay team proves they’re winners in life as well
Local athletes Ben Balester, Tom Biggs and Janet Gray completed the Olympic distance marathon this past weekend in Pacific Grove, finishing second in their division. The three dedicated their efforts to the memory of Duffy Park, a young musician, who died on September 5, 2011, at age 33. The three athletes participated as a relay team, the Rocky Onos, with Gray swimming a 1.5k swim, Biggs completing a 40k bike ride, and Balester, finishing the event with a 10k run along the Pacific Grove coastline. The three finished the entire event in 2.40.42 total time. Next up for the team, is a fundraising event, Hungry Hearts, a breakfast fun run, walk. The event will take place at Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf, on October 16, 2011, beginning at 8 a.m, with a breakfast buffet starting at 9 a.m. The fundraiser is intended to benefit Dorothy’s Place, with a small percentage of he proceeds benefiting the displaced, starving children of Somalia, by way of UNICEF. The event will be held at Balesteri’s Wharf Front/Paluca Trattoria. The event is an annual effort initiated by Ben Balester, to generate both funds and awareness about Dorothy’s Place, the homeless shelter, kitchen and training facility in Salinas. Minimum suggested donation is $10 to attend, and will be available at Fleet Feet, in Del Monte Center. The event will also have a raffle drawing and a band to entertain attendees. Donations to support the team’s effort can be made at dorothysplace.org/donate. asp or by check to Dorothy’s Place, Box 2020, Salinas, CA 93902. Please note under special instructions or on your check memo, for Hungry Hearts Breakfast run fundraiser.
Which tees do I play? Most golfers have the idea that the game of golf should be an enjoyable experience as It should be. We take lessons, buy the correct equipment and have the mind set to go out to the course and have fun and so many players rate their having fun as playing well. Many of you play the wrong tee boxes because we all want to feel like we hit it as long as they other player when in reality it really doesn’t matter how far Charlie hits the ball: It matters how far I hit the shot. The misconception is that we all have to play the same tee boxes. Try this. If you need to play the white tees and Charlie wants to play the blue tees, do it. It’s OK to have different sets of tees with in a foursome. Using this formula will make the round of golf much more enjoyable for you and take the pressure off trying to hit it as far as the other player. Play your own game and have fun.
Ben Alexander PGA PGA Teaching Professional, Pacific Grove Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course PGA Teacher Of The Year, No Cal PGA 831-277-9001 www.benalexandergolf.com
L-R: Tom Biggs, Janet Gray, Ben Balester, Tri-TV spokesperson. Photo by Mario
S.T.N. Pirate’s Radio
Knry 1240 AM | Sundays 8 - 9 AM
Sunday’s Guest: TBA
Peninsula Tire Service Inc.
Who is the Rocky Onos Relay Team?
Ben Balester was born and spent his younger years in Monterey, until age nine. He then lived in England for 18 years, where he finished his college education with a degree in Fine Arts. He returned to Monterey in 2000, when he decided to run the Big Sur Marathon. Prior to that event, running, especially long distance running, was something he disliked, and would have rather had a cigarette than a workout. Running was Ben’s path to self-discovery and pushing his limits. Since that race, he has run more than 30 marathons and some six ultra marathons, with the longest being a run around Lake Tahoe, 72 miles. He has competed in a few triathlons (PG was first) and one Ironman in Idaho. He is planning on competing in the Western States 100 next year. He is now a board member of the Big Sur Marathon. His personal bests are: 10k 36:12 and for a marathon, 2:56. He has been involved in organizing fundraisers for ‘Dorothy Place” in Salinas to simply support the kind, loving, selflessly serving energy that they radiate and give to those in need. Tom Biggs, a resident of Pacific Grove for 25+ years has enjoyed years of exercise on the Monterey Peninsula. He started exercising at an early age learning to run before walking. His mother says she attached him via a harness to the backyard clothes line. Tom has run numerous marathons, ultramarathons including a trek across Panama in 1998 from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. He won his first road bike, a 5-speed, at age 13 and has been an active cyclist ever since. He has competed numerous times at Sea Otter Classic and 24 Hours of Adrenalin and enjoys the many road and mountain biking opportunities on California’s Central Coast. Tom believes in giving back to the sports he enjoys. He and his wife are coaches for the Monterey Bay King Fisher High School Mountain Bike League. Tom has also been the director of entertainment for the Big Sur Interntional Marathon for six years. Janet Gray is a long-time resident of Pacific Grove. She is relatively new to openwater swimming and triathlons, beginning with pool therapy three years ago while recovering from surgeries. After months of pool training she overcame her fear of ocean swimming prepare for a triathlon — something she always wanted to do. Since then she has enthusiastically embraced open water ocean swimming, training in both Monterey and San Francisco Bay waters, with the help of a talented coach. She competed solo in the San Francisco triathlon, and swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco’s Aquatic Park twice. This is her third year swimming in the Pacific Grove triathlon on the Rocky Ono relay team. She has been training to swim as a marathon swimmer in 10k swim events and beyond in future events in both Monterey Bay and Aquatic Park. Janet also is mother to three grown sons, has an appellate law practice, as well as a photography business, jjgray photo art.
September 23, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
Times • Page 13
Breaker Aqua Terra kids! school lunch programs expand
Key players will be vital to the Breakers’season By Peter Mounteer
The PGHS Breakers entered their third season with Coach Chris Morgan this school year featuring a Varsity roster marked with a number of skilled players. Notable Breakers this season include 2010 MTAL Lineman of the Year James Karasek, described by Coach Morgan as the “anchor” to the Breakers’ offensive and defensive lines and praised as having “the right size and the right attitude [as a lineman] to lead the guys up front.” Karasek is a senior this year and beginning his second year on Varsity this season. Other notable Breakers this year include Sam Shaffer, a defensive back and wide receiver, and James Liu and Vince Li, both offensive linemen in their senior year of high school. Of the strongest players this season, Morgan said, “We have three or four seniors that really have to step up and be leaders for this team.” Morgan went on to say that the Varsity football team is “strapped for guys” and that a goal for the Breakers this season, besides a Shoe Game victory is to “avoid significant injuries to key players, because we need strong players this season.” Indeed, injuries have been frequent for the Breakers in more recent years. Notably, last year, the Breakers starting quarterback Sean Merchak found himself unable to play most of his final season due to a knee injury. However, Merchak’s career with the Breakers did not end there. Despite an inability to play for most o f his senior year season last year, Merchak is currently working as an assistant coach with the Varsity quarterbacks. Of his other goals Morgan commented that appropriately adjusting for player shortages and numbers remains near the top of his list this year, and almost every year. Morgan further emphasized the importance of having a comparatively low number of players on the team this season and winning back the Shoe trophy as among his major challenges with the Breakers.
Breaker of the Week Lauren Molin Sport: Girls Golf Other sports: Girls soccer Class: Sophomore
Central Coast Silkscreen & Embroidery 215 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove 831.372.1401
Breaker of the Week Andrew Paxton Sport: Football Plays Running Back Other sports: LaCrosse and soccer Class: Senior
Shawn Lasko, DC 507 Central Ave., Pacific Grove 831.373.7373
Susan Castello is now Aqua Terra kids! Manager
Aqua Terra Culinary has announced that the company has expanded Aqua Terra kids! to four schools in Monterey County. The program is entering its second year at Stevenson Lower School in Carmel, launched its first year at Bay View Academy Charter School in Monterey, and is also piloting the program in two Pacific Grove Unified Schools. Aqua Terra kids! is dedicated to providing nutritious, delicious school lunches that will inspire a lifetime of making good dietary choices. With a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients served in re-useable containers, the kids! lunch program strives to prevent food-related health problems as well as support a sustainable, green environment. It also offloads the burden of preparing and packaging these lunches from parents who want to do the right thing but are pressed for time. Aqua Terra kids! handles the daily planning, shopping and cooking for the child’s school lunch. Ordering on-line is quick and easy; each school that participates will have a custom web address for parents to enroll their child into the Aqua Terra Kids school lunch program. “The goal is to help parents conveniently give their school-age children a tasty and nutritious lunch, while promoting healthy eating for life” said Owner Dory Ford. “Lunches are made to order daily, each meal features fresh ingredients that taste good and are fun to eat. Behind the flavor and fun is a perfectly balanced meal, developed to exceed federal nutritional guidelines, that are low in sugar, salt and saturated fats and free of high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, additives, preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, while maximizing use of local, farm fresh ingredients.” Aqua Terra also recently hired Susan Castello as the Manger of the kids! program. Castello has more than seven years of experience working in restaurants, and prior to joining Aqua Terra, she worked as a biology and health teacher in a New York City public school for four years. Through her years in the restaurant industry and working for the public school system, Castello understands the importance of providing students with healthy and wholesome foods. “My goal is for people to see a clear connection between the food that they eat and the health of their life in a very broad sense,” said Castello. “This starts with introducing families, especially young children, to healthy and wholesome foods that are tasty and attractive. The next piece is the education component. We need to focus on how our food decisions impact nutrition and health, local agriculture, the environment, and our community and culture.” Castello plans to expand Aqua Terra kids! to a community endeavor. The goal is to involve and invest students, families, and community members in the idea that caring about what they eat will lead to an overall healthier life- a healthy body, a healthy mind, healthy relationships and community, and a healthy environment. Castello’s main goal is to work with schools to teach lessons about food. Castello would like to become a regular guest teacher at the schools that Aqua Terra kids! works with to develop a curriculum that staff members can use to incorporate food lessons into everyday learning. Ideally the students would become more involved with menu planning, promoting health and wellness, and being role models for a healthy lifestyle.
Page 14 • CEDAR STREET
Times • September 23, 2011
Peeps PGHS YWC
PG Middle School
Young Writers’ Corner
by Emily Long You were a pen in the hand of an unworthy writer, Spilling your nonrenewable blood for an untold story, dying as a martyr for a cause you didn’t believe in. You were a bird chirping on a painted windowsill, Melodious arias set afloat by the rustling breeze, and yet the window remained closed to you. You were the arms of a sun, Reaching for a girl terrified of the hazards of warmth, so she shed your embrace like a dead skin and returned to the familiar pain of cold. You were the polished ivory keys of a baby grand piano, Beckoning and begging to be caressed again, your unrequited love amplified by the silent corridors. You were the playful waves, Lapping at the toes of passersby, rejected by those who forgot how to feel, let alone feel joy. You were the snow in the eyelashes, the dusty stuffed bunny, the red balloon amongst the cotton-candy clouds, the voice resonating through the body’s every atom, And I just didn’t listen.
Seen around town
Students in Mrs. Hurst’s writing class at Pacific Grove Middle School are working on paragraph structure. A news story, which goes from general to specific, is a learning model for the students. Recently Cedar Street Times provided the students with four bare-bones stories of interest to students and to the community at large. The class was divided into four teams and they set to work to research and write their stories. They began by outlining what questions they thought general readers would have about the subject, and then they went to the Internet, the Museum, the Library and their parents to find answers to their questions. One student was the “leader,” one the “reader,” one the “writer,” and the fourth was the “participant.” They each contributed in some way to the story.
Shark finning ban
On Tues., Sept. 6, the California legislature passed a bill to ban the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins in California. The governor is expected to sign the bill within the next month. Estimates are the 70 million sharks each year are caught, their fins chopped off, and thrown back into the ocean to die slowly. Shark fins can cost as much as $600 per pound. The industry is a billion dollar one. Many varieties of shark are facing extinction. Sharks do not reproduce until they are over 10 years old and they have few offspring. Here are some more facts about shark finning. Three sharks are killed every second so people can use their fins to make shark fin soup. Since 1972, the number of blacktip sharks had fallen by 93 percent, tiger sharks 97 percent and bull sharks, dusky sharks and smooth hammerheads by 99 percent. Everybody should know that shark finning is not a good thing. Believe it or not sharks do help us. Sharks help keep the fish population from becoming overwhelming. Leader: Cooper Morley Reader: Andrew Jones Writer: Desmond Hernandez Participant: Maxx Yontz
Teens learn to draw manga
Alpha Stationers owner Doug DeYoung beams at the camera in his store at 221 Forest Avenue. Doug has run the Pacific Grove business since 1994. Alpha Stationers started out in 1964. It’s a great local source for greeting cards as well as appointment books, boxed cards, and every sort of stationery item -- things which are not found elsewhere in town, say customers. Photo Cameron Douglas
Discovery Shop receives award
The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Pacific Grove would like to thank our local community for supporting us so generously throughout the year. Our donors have been incredible, our customers, extremely loyal, and our volunteers...priceless! We would like everyone to know how appreciative we are. Because of this support, we have just received The Denise Noel Highest Achievement Award. This places us in the number one position in the state, out of 40 stores, for income raised over goal. We all feel this is a “Community Award” and want you to know that you are a vital part of the fight against cancer. Congratulations and thank you to all!! Jeanie Gould, Manager
Oliver Chin is a well known manga artist. He is from San Francisco, and is a Harvard graduate. He presented “how to draw manga” to 16 workshop participants at the Pacific Grove Library. The participants learned to draw their very own Manga character. Manga is a Japanese comic style that could be translated into humorous pictures. There are many different types of Manga genres, mainly based for teenagers. Some Manga genres are action, comedy, romance, fantasy, science and fiction. Manga is also read from right to left and usually have 20 more pages than American comics. It is very popular in Japan. Leader: Dominick Prado Reader: Thomas Melnick Writer: Andy Iwaideh Participant: Austin Crisp
Pacific Grove Mountain Lion Sighting
On September 11, 2011 a mountain lion was sighed on Crocker Avenue during the middle of the night when an anonymous bystander heard an unknown noise from outside the house. When they looked there was a mountain lion outside their house about 20 feet from the front door. It was reported to the police after the beast had left the premises and when daylight was out. The resident lives on Crocker Avenue next to our own George Washington Park where the mountain lion could hide its carcasses and itself. Mountain lions can weigh over 150 pounds and be 5.25 feet long, not including their 32.5 inch tail. These carnivores prey on animals like deer, bighorn sheep, raccoons and rodents. People should not be afraid; more people have been killed by lightning than mountain lions. In fact in the last 100 years there have only been 14 reported deaths. If you meet one face to face do not run, stand your ground, pick up children, wave arms above your head to look bigger, and make loud noises. Leader: David McFadden Reader: Hayden Jones Writer: Keaton Rasmussen Participant: Colton Vielbaun
RV and boat parking in your yard or on the street
The City of Pacific Grove is thinking of making it illegal to park your RVs or boats in your front yard or on the street. In other areas they have already adopted these laws. Realtors are pushing for this to become a law. They believe it greatly distracts from the look of the house. There are affordable storage areas for such items. It can also become a safety hazard, if someone is coming around the corner, and there is a blind spot you can easily run into it if you are driving. Leader: Marissa Bruno Reader: Michelle Dondon Writer: Josephine Lewis Participant: Kalo Lappas
September 23, 2011 • CEDAR STREET
Times • Page 15
Health and Well-Being
The Subconscious: Key to knowing yourself The most significant difference between human beings and other living beings is the subconscious. It is an extremely powerful influence on human beings. Even though it is potentially a source of great power and assistance, it is usually a source of misery, tension and trouble because we don’t understand it; sometimes we don’t even know that there is such a thing as the subconscious. Most of us believe that we are aware of what we are thinking. But we don’t understand the reality of the subconscious. By definition the subconscious means it is below our level of consciousness. It means we don’t know what is happening there. We are not conscious of it. If you have any desire to become clear, to solve problems, to live a better life, you need to become acquainted with your subconscious. Once you start doing that, everything else begins to fall into place. Let’s have a look at the subconscious. Usually when I try to describe the subconscious, I compare the mind, subconscious and conscious, to an iceberg. You know that an iceberg floats with about nine-tenths of its volume in the water and one-tenth in the air above the water. So in comparing the iceberg to the mind we can say the part that is beneath the surface of the water is the subconscious. The part of the iceberg that is above the water we could call the conscious mind, the part which is visible, which anyone can see. Let’s suppose that an iceberg is sitting up in the North Sea and is contemplating going on a vacation. The part of the iceberg that is above water, the conscious part, is relatively chic and up-to-date, likes to do new things. So it is thinking; “It would be nice to go to Venice for a vacation this year.” So it prepares for that: gets an Italian phrase book, a bikini, beach umbrella, suntan lotion. Now the part that is beneath the surface tends to be very conservative. It likes to repeat what it has done in the past just because it has done it in the past. It
to discover how to change the programs. When you do that, you stop being the victim of your subconcious. Your conscious mind and subconscious mind become a team, working with you and for you.
Self discovery doesn’t like anything new, doesn’t like anything different. It wants to do the same thing again and again. When it is thinking about a vacation, it thinks: “I’ve always gone up to the North Pole for a vacation and that’s what I’m going to do this year.” So these two parts of the iceberg have two different ideas about how to spend their vacation. If there is a difference betwee these two parts, nine-tenths of the iceberg wanting to go to the North Pole, one-tenth, the part above the water, wanting to go to Italy, where do you think the iceberg is going to go? It’s going to go where the bigger part of the iceberg wants to go. So the part that is above the water is in for quite a surprise. It doesn’t end up in Italy for vacation at all. It goes to the North Pole because it hasn’t consulted with the bigger part of the iceberg. This is happening to you all the time. You are constantly deciding to do something, like wash your car, with good intentions, only to find that you don’t do it. If your subconscious is not in agreement with the conscious mind, your car won’t get washed. You probably have experienced this many times in your life because the subconscious is simply bigger and stronger by far than the conscious mind. By comparison, the conscious mind has no actual strength. The strength of the conscious mind is a different kind of strength, which is being able to pursuade the subconscious. If the subconscious is in harmony with the conscious mind, things happen like magic, very easily. I’m sure you have had those experiences also, when you wanted to do
something and the very idea of it almost shocked you, it seemed so impossible; and yet you found it happened. It is because your subconscious and all its power was also interested in having it happen. To get another picture of the subconscious, let’s compare it to a computer. A computer collects information, stores it and follows programs that are put into it. This is the same with your subconscious. It stores all of your experiences. Everything that you have experienced is now stored in your subconscious and is available to you. Also like computers your subconscious follows the programs that have been put into it. As long as the program is in force, it stays just the way it was when it was first put there. In order to change a program in a computer, you must understand the computer. You need to find out where the magic button is, in a sense, or where the magic wire is in your computer. You need
Rabia Erduman was born in Istanbul, Turkey and later spent ten years in Germany before arriving in the United States in 1983. Rabia utilizes Psychology, Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, and Trauma Release to assist clients in their process of self-discovery. Rabia also teaches tantric and spiritually-oriented workshops. Rabia is the author of Veils of Separation - Finding the Face of Oneness, and has four Guided Imagery CDs: Relaxation, Meditation, Chakra Meditation, and Inner Guides. She has also been interviewed on Radio and Television Shows and has lectured extensively throughout the years. To those wishing to understand her work, she says, “I have found working with the combination of mind, body, and energy to be highly effective in reaching optimum balance. My life and work are about being in the moment, free of fear and the feeling of separation. Deep joy is a natural expression of this process.”
Psychic Fair set for Oct. 1
For the past 27 years, Julie King of Rota Productions has been producing the Rota Psychic and Crystal Fair. A mainstay of the Central Coast, this is the event for experiencing real intuitive guidance, alternative healing therapies, great information and our wonderfully diverse spiritual community. More than 4o Readers, psychics and healers are available for only $20 per reading. There are 32 free lectures, ranging from Tarot, Channeling, Angels, Manifestation, Life after Death, Energy Healing, Spirit Guides, Past Lives, Dreams, Miracles, and more. Our own Rabia Erduman will have a booth on both days and will give a talk on the Chakras Sunday morning. Full descriptions are available on the website at www.rotapsychicfair.com/. There will also be many booths with books, art, crystals, jewelry and loads of gifts. The Rota Psychic Fair will take place at the Monterey Fairgrounds on October 1 and 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each day. There is a $9 entry fee.
Transform your negative beliefs. . . transform your life. Rabia Erduman, CHT, CMP, RPP, CST Author of Veils of Separation
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy • Reiki Craniosacral Therapy • Polarity Therapy Nervous System Healing • Trauma Release CDs: Chakra Meditation, Relaxation, Meditation, Inner Guides
Page 16 • CEDAR STREET
Times • September 23, 2011
The Green Page 60 years old: “The Best Solid Waste System in North America
The public will have a special, one-of-a-kind opportunity to tour the “Best Solid Waste System in North America” when the Monterey Regional Waste Management District observes its 60-year anniversary with a Community Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 1, 2011, at the District’s Materials Recovery Facility. From compost clinics, behind-the-scenes tours, and kids’ environmental art activities, the Open House offers something for the entire family as it celebrates six decades of service, stewardship and sustainability. Assembly Member Bill Monning will deliver a keynote address at 10:30 a.m., and the District will receive a proclamation honoring it from Rep. Sam Farr that will be presented by one of his aides. “This is an opportunity for the community to come out and get a close look at our programs for reuse, waste reduction, recycling, disposal and energy production,” said William Merry, General Manager of the MRWMD. The District was established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 1, 1951 and was known as the Monterey Peninsula Garbage and Refuse Disposal District (MPGRDD). Its creation marked the beginning of public ownership of a resource recovery and disposal site serving the Greater Peninsula area. The Solid Waste Authority of North American named the MRWMD recipient of its firstever “Best Integrated Solid Waste Management System in North America” award in 1998. For more information about the Open House activities and to RSVP visit the MRWMD website at www.mrwmd.org or call 384-5313. The MRWMD Open House will be at the District site two miles north of Marina, at 14201 Del Monte Boulevard, and will include bus tours of the entire site, compost clinics, walking tours of the Landfill Gas Renewable Energy Facility, and an overview of MRWMD operations, including present-day programs and plans for the future. MRWMD bus tours of the site will be given every half hour from 11 AM – 1 PM.
Send an email to subscribe@ cedarstreettimes.com and get a
free green electronic subscription No paper, just a little electricity.
Green Seas, Blue Seas
Special Exhibition Opens October 1 at PG Museum Exhibition Dates: 10/1/11 – 1/29/12 Exhibition Opening Reception: 10/1/11 at 5pm, PG Museum 165 Forest Avenue, PG
A special exhibition Green Seas, Blue Seas: The public “Fin” Art of Ray Troll, opens at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History on Sat., Oct. 1. This exhibition features more than 40 original images created by Ray Troll, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, for the vibrant mural at Pacific Grove‟s NOAA building. “Colorful, quirky, and fun” are the adjectives that museum curator Annie Holdren uses to describe this new exhibition. Along with Troll’s artwork, it includes hands-on interactive stations and opportunities to search for visual puns and compose limericks. The science behind the exhibition focuses on natural, cyclical changes in climate and ocean conditions―resulting in cooler “green seas” or warmer “blue seas.” These changes are closely identified with high and low productivity in ocean ecosystems which produce sudden and dramatic shifts in regional fisheries. Troll‟s artwork uses green shades to show Monterey Bay sea life, like anchovies, that thrive during warm, high-productivity cycles. His artwork uses blue shades to represent Monterey Bay sea life, such as sardines, that thrive in the cold, low-productivity cycles. Dr. Sarah Mesnick of NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center states that “We now understand that these changes in ocean conditions contribute to boom-bust cycles in fisheries and marine mammals. NOAA is taking an ecosystem approach to managing these resources. NOAA and fishing interests work together to sustain these populations through poor conditions, which hastens their recovery during productive periods, and maintains their economic, social and ecological value.” For the exhibit‟s opening day, Oct.1, which coincides with the City’s Chautauqua Days celebration, the museum has scheduled a lecture by Ray Troll and a reception. During his talk, Troll will discuss his public “fin art” commissions and the process of working from small original drawings up to buildingsized murals. The talk will take place at 3:00 p.m. at Chautauqua Hall in Pacific Grove. Admission is $5 (free for museum members). The reception will be an artistic evening of art, music, and dance. the public is invited to enjoy music by Jason Bond and the Committee and a special performance of “Ocean” by Spector Dance. Refreshments, light hors d’oeuvres, and wine served thanks to event sponsors Wild Plum Café, Pierce RanchVineyards, Cima Collina, California Pizza Kitchen, PF Changs, Pizza My Way, and Costco. This opening reception is free to Museum members, $10 general public. The Museum has scheduled an exemplary lecture series to this accompany this exhibition. These lectures present partnering of science and public art, ocean conservation, and the secret lives of marine life featured in the exhibition, such as leatherback turtles, elephant seals, and sperm whales. The lecturers include Frank Schwing, Senior Policy Analyst with the National Oceans Council, Executive Office of the President. For more information on the lectures, see the museum’s website at www.pgmuseum. org. This exhibition is sponsored by the citizens of Pacific Grove, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Coastal Giclée, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is a field guide to California’s Central Coast. The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is located at 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Admission is free (Donations appreciated.) Open 10-5, Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday and holidays. 831-648-5716. www. pgmuseum.org
Published on Sep 22, 2011
Published on Sep 22, 2011
It got a little exciting at the City Council meeting last night as the finance department finally produced a profit and loss report for the...