Kiosk In This Issue
January 2 - February 28
Robert Sadler, photography
Reception Sat., Jan. 14
4:00 - 6:00 PM
At The Works, PG
City Hall closed till Jan. 2
Public Works min. staffing.
(Library, golf course, Fire and
Police normal hours)
Tues. Jan. 3 Writing on writers - 5 First of the new year - 11 Alternatives - 15
Safe Exercises for bones
Hartnell Professional Center
576 Hartnell St., Monterey
Sat., Jan. 7
High Octane Americana
7:30 - 9:30 PM
Sun. Jan. 8
Your Community NEWSpaper
Admissions Event Jan. 6-12 2012 Vol. IV, Issue 16
Begins in the Bishop Library
on the York campus
• A travel brochure day welcomes the new year
Sun. Jan. 8
Meet George Bernard Shaw
by Howard Burnham
Pshaw!! George Bernard Shaw at
The Works • 5:30PM • $10 cover
City of Pacific Grove
Community budget update
Mon., 1/9 at 6:00 PM
Monterey Bay Charter School
Tues., 1/10 at 6:00 PM
St. Angela’s Church
Thurs., 1/12 at 6:00 PM
Pacific Grove Adult School
Sat., 1/14 at 11:00 AM
Sat. Jan. 21
Adult Art Class
at Pacific Grove Art Center
One-day intensive – Portraits in
10AM – 3:30PM
More ongoing classes offered
Sat. Jan. 21
at Pacific Grove Art Center
FREE, songbooks provided
831-375-2208 New Year’s Day weather brought out locals and tourists alike to enjoy the extraordinary weather at Lovers Point.
With no Bowl Games to speak of, rick-climbing and picture-taking were the order of the day. Photo by Joel Bowman.
Cop Log.................................3 Heroes honored with Carnegie Medal Blakeslee not
likely to run for
Green Page ....................15, 16
Health & Well-Being .............5 The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission on Dec. 14, 2011 named 18 individuals as
High Hats & Parasols .............4 recipients of the Carnegie Medal. The medal is given throughout the United States and
Legal Notices.........................8 Canada to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting
Opinion..........................(dark) to save the lives of others.
Peeps .....................................5 Ronald D. Curry of Pacific Grove and his golfing partner, Harold T. Leach of Dan-
Rain Gauge ...........................2 Facing bleak odds against his party in the
Shelf Life ...............................8
ville often golf early on Sunday mornings at Pacific Grove Golf Links. On this particular newly-drawn State Senate District, Republi-
Sports ................................6, 7 Sunday, November 8, 2009, they had reached the 18th hole at about 10:00. can State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, who represents
Up & coming Events ........9, 10 “Because they play early, it put them there in a position to hear those men in trouble. the Central Coast, announced in his hometown
Year in Review............... 11-14 Most golfers reach that spot about 11:30 or later,” said Pacific Grove Golf Links Pro Joe newspaper, the San Luis Obispo Tribune, that
Young Writers’ Corner ....(dark) Reikana. he would not seek re-election unless the Cali-
Margarito Garcia and another man were in a 15-foot aluminum boat off Point Pinos fornia Supreme Court intervenes. The Court
when the boat capsized in rough surf. They shouted for help, drawing the attention of is expected to take up the issue next week of
Make us your friend on Curry, 50, painting contractor, and Leach, 51, financial service company executive. Curry whether to use the old district lines or the new
Facebook and Leach ran into the water and waded and swam in cold, Pacific Ocean water toward ones come November, 2012, when an initia-
Follow us on Twitter the men in high waves breaking among large rocks near shore. tive could be on the ballot.
to receive calendar updates Garcia’s companion reached an exposed rock and clung to it, but Garcia was floating The GOP, which had originally led the
and reminders on your face down about 300 feet from shore. Curry and Leach reached him, positioned him on campaign for redistricting under a citizen-
Facebook page! his back, and then with difficulty retraced their course to shore, pulling him. Lifeguards led redistricting panel, was outraged by the
arrived and rescued Garcia’s companion.Curry and Leach were both tired and cold and results – which shift party balance in every
had cuts to their legs from the rocks, but they recovered. district – and collected more than 700,000
These heroes bring to 83 the number of awards made in 2011 and to 9,495 the total signatures in an attempt to put the new lines
number of awards since the Pittsburgh-based Fund’s inception in 1904. Commission before the voters.
President Mark Laskow stated that each of the awardees will also receive a financial grant. If Democrats could win two seats in both
Throughout the 107 years since the Fund was established by industrialist-philanthropist the Assembly and Senate, they would then
Send your calendar items to: Andrew Carnegie, $33.9 million has been given in one-time grants, scholarship aid, death
firstname.lastname@example.org benefits, and continuing assistance. See BLAKESLEE Page 2
Page 2 • CEDAR STREET Times • January 6, 2012
Shop Locally Parks classes go to the dogs
The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (mprpd.org) is getting the New Year off in full swing
with a variety of nature progra.m.s and activities.
Information on several of them follows. Full details on all winter programs may be found in the
Let’s Go Outdoors! guide or online at mprpd.org.
Great selection of Join the Pack! Dog Hike
Music-oriented gifts Garland is known as an action-packed social area for dogs, people, horses and wildlife. Join
and sheet music this safe, organized training and hit the trails and open spaces. Bring your best furry friend and learn
how to approach others using long leads and trail etiquette. All dogs will be on least for each class.
BEGINNING DEC. 26TH ALL Instructor: Jumpin’ Jax Dog Training.
CHRISTMAS ITEMS 50% OFF Ages 7-adult, Saturdays, Jan. 7, February 4, and March 3, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. each day, Garland
Park Visitor Center, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road, $20 (district resident), $22 (non-district resident),
Bookmark Music per class; or $50/$55 series.
307 Forest Ave,
Discover Elkhorn Slough
831-648-0508 Glide the tides discovering the awe that is Elkhorn Slough. Paddle your kayak listening to the
shorebird chorus, sea lions barking and sea otters splashing. This guided tour is a symphony of sights
and sounds for all levels of paddlers. Gear is provided. Instructor: Kayak Connection.
Ages 5-adult, minors must be accompanied by a paid adult, Sunday Jan. 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30
p.m., Moss Landing, North Harbor, $45 (district resident), $50 (non-district ), plus $10 materials fee
paid at site.
Mixed-Media Art in the Park
229 Grand Ave. Bring your artistic passion outdoors! Gain a palette of resources and tap into nature as your
Pacific Grove limitless source of inspiration. Hone your senses and explore practical ways to approach drawing,
sketching and painting, from color exercises to composing with thumbnails. Share your work in a
831-375-7474 creative and supportive environment. All levels of experience welcome. Instructor: Jonathan Wolf.
Ages 12-adult, Sundays, Jan. 8 and Jan. 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., each day, Garland Park Visitor
The Palma family, former owners of Wharfside
Center, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road, $25 (district resident), $28 (non-district resident), each session;
Restaurant for 20 years, are the new owners of PG
or $40/$44 for both sessions. Materials list available online.
Liquors. They are in the process of remodeling the liquor
store to include a Mediterranean market and deli. Discover Your Sense of Place
The estimated completion date is early spring. Delve into your senses! Hike different locations in the Carmel River watershed and share sto-
ries of the land, river and ocean. By creating land art, writing poetry and taking photographs of your
art, the natural world comes to life in you, and you can become that place. Instructor: Paola Berthoin.
Ages 10-adult, children 15 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult, Sunday, Jan.
8, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Garland Park, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road, $25 (district resident), $28 (non-district
Oh, treat yourself! resident).
To register online, go to mprpd.org and register with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Walk-in reg-
istrations are accepted Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court,
Suite 325, Monterey (checks, money orders and credit cards accepted). Pre-registration is strongly rec-
ommended. There will be an additional charge of $5 to register on the day of class (space permitting).
Boomerang Hair Studio On-site registration will begin 20 minutes prior to the start of class. All check-in and registration closes
5 minutes before the class begins. For more information, please call Joseph at 372-3196, ext. 102, or
230 Grand Ave. send an e-mail to email@example.com.
373-3444 • By Appointment
pBLAKESLEE From Page 1
have majorities which would allow their wishes to prevail when it comes to budget, tax and spending bills.
PACIFIC GROVE TRAVEL Presents… Assemblyman Bill Monning, D-Carmel, now the only announced candidate it the race, would then
have a clear shot to pick up the seat.
Princess Cruise “It’s a significant development,” Monning said on his campaign Facebook page. “My plan is to
continue to be methodical in my groundwork and outreach and take nothing for granted. I do appreciate
from SF to Hawaii! his articulating his intention. If that is what comes to pass, that is obviously good news for us. I have great
respect for Sen. Blakeslee and would consider him a formidable opponent.”
March 19, 2012-15days Monning has also pointed out that there is rarely an uncontested seat at this level of state politics.
The Republican party is expected field at least one candidate, though the local party office could not
All transportation disclose who that might be.
from PG included! Redrawn Assembly District lines have also resulted in a Democratic majority for District 29, the
Central Coast. There are two candidates, Mayor Carmelita Garcia, and Santa Cruz County Supervisor
373-0631 Mark Stone, both Democrats. Because of the new “top two” primary rule, they will likely not only face
off in June but again in November.
Weddings, birthdays, promotions. . .
Have your peeps email our peeps!
MPRWF Pres. Nan Lesnick to speak
editor@ cedarstreettimes.com The Luncheon Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Republican Women
Federated club will be held on Thursday, January 12th, 2012, at Rancho Cana-
831-324-4742 da Golf Club, 4860 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley. This month's speaker is
our own President Nan Lesnick. She will be presenting her vision/goals for our
club for the year 2012.
Cedar Street Times was established September 1, 2008 and was adjudicated Social time starts at 11:30am, and luncheon starts at noon. $22 per mem-
a legal newspaper for Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California on July ber and their guests, $25 for non-members. RSVP by Mon. Jan 9 with Ellen at
16, 2010. It is published weekly at 311A Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 333-1581 or email Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org
Press deadline is Wednesday, noon. The paper is distributed on Fri. and
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Editor/Publisher: Marge Ann Jameson
News: Marge Ann Jameson, Peter Mounteer
Sports: Joel Bowman
Contributors: Ben Alexander • Betsy Slinkard Alexander • Guy Chaney
Jon Guthrie • Amy Coale Solis • Rhonda Farrah
Linnet Harlan • Neil Jameson • Taylor Jones • Richard Oh
Photography: Cameron Douglas • Peter Mounteer
Distribution: Kellen Gibbs and Peter Munteer
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Calendar items to: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 6, 2012 • CEDAR STREET Times • Page 3
Chamber to host farewell Marge Ann Jameson
to Jim Becklenberg Cop log
The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will host a farewell reception for Lost, found, dropped
outgoing Deputy City Manager Jim Becklenberg on Wed., Jan. 11 from 5:00- A pair of red bolt cutters was found beside a residence on Hillcrest.
6:30 p.m. The reporting party said a neighbor brought them over thinking they were
The event will be held at Point Pinos Grill at the Pacific Grove Golf Links, his. Maybe a bad guy dropped them. See the report under another header
77 Asilomar Blvd. in Pacific Grove. about locks being cut
A $10 admission includes a gift. There will be a cash bar. A wallet containing foreign currency and multiple debit cards was
The public is asked to make reservations by Mon., Jan. 9 by contacting lost somewhere between a coffee shop and the rec trail.
Cathy Krysyna at City Hall, 831-648-3102. A citizen came in some weeks ago to talk about a traffic commission
Jim Becklenberg has taken a Deputy City Manager position in Colorado. matter and left a hat behind. Staff kept it at the front desk hoping the citi-
zen would return but they apparently got tired of dusting it and put it into
evidence for safekeeping.
A drivers license was lost at Monterey and Laurel.
A citizen flagged down an officer in order to turn in a wallet they’d
found. It was returned to the owner.
A Swiss passport was lost.
A gift card was found and turned in to the Chamber of Commerce. No
Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge way to know whose it was.
A wallet was found near the rec trail. Owner identified, message left.
Data reported by Guy Chaney
A cell phone was lost at Country Club Gate shopping center.
An iPod Touch was reported lost at Lovers Point.
Week ending 01/04/12.................................... .00 Attempted burglary but nothing to steal
The lock to a garage door and the lock to a storage unit on the property
Total for the season ...................................... 3.64 on 17 Mile Drive were both cut. But there was nothing inside. Hmmm. Did
To date last year (2010) .............................. 10.00 they carry the bolt cutters up to Hillcrest and drop them there? Inquiring
minds want to know.
Wettest year ............................................................ 47.15
DUI injury accident, Prescott Lane
during rain year 7/1/97-6/30/98* Nicole Ayers was arrested after a collision causing injury, and then
Driest year ................................................................. 9.87 fleeing the scene.
during rain year 7/1/75-6/30/76* Burglary. Wait. DUI
What the officer thought was a burglary in process turned out to be a
High this past week ..................................................... 67° drunk guy. It was also discovered that he had driven his car so Christopher
Low this past week ...................................................... 42° Taylor was arrested for theft and DUI.
*Data from http://www.weather.nps.navy.mil/renard.wx/ Too much eggnog
Photo by Cameron Douglas A man trying to enter a home was bleeding from the face. He was ap-
parently the victim of an assault, but he refused medical treatment. Turns
out he’d been at party and may have brandished a knife and was beaten
up for dong so.
Domestic violence rampant
Must have been the happy holidays, but there were way too many
cases of domestic violence.
Pregnant woman whose boyfriend knocked her to the floor and repeat-
edly banged her head on the floor until she lost consciousness.
Woman’s boyfriend picked her up by the arms and pinned her to the
bed. She eventually got free but he tackled her to the floor.
Former boyfriend shows up and wants admittance. He broke the win-
dow trying to get it. Eventually the police escorted him away.
City of Wife arrested for biting her husband on the chest and his eyebrow.
They were fighting over a cell phone.
Pacific Grove A couple was fighting and when the police arrived they determined
the aggressor and arrested same.
A woman made a 9-1-1 call and when the officer arrived, said the man
Fiscal Update had pulled her hair. No evidence of injury. Referred to District Attorney.
Looking for Santa’s stash
A storage unit on Sunset was burglarized. Tools were taken.
Smash and grab
Someone smashed a window on a car on Ocean View and grabbed
Public meetings are set so the
Another grab but no smash
community can learn about about the A woman left her car in the Safeway parking lot with the rear window
City’s budget and financial forecast. down. When she came back, the garage door opener was not where she
Bring your questions, ideas for remembered leaving it. She doesn’t know if she lost it or if someone stole
service priorities, and for capital it, as nothing else in the car seemed to be disturbed.
• Monday, 1/9 at 6:00 p.m.
Monterey Bay Charter School Inside York: Admissions event Jan. 8
(Congress & David) York School will host its annual “Inside York” admissions event on Sun., Jan. 8,
• Tuesday, 1/10 at 6:00 p.m. 2012 from 1-3 p.m., starting with a group information session in the Bishop Library
St. Angela’s Church on the York campus.
Prospective students will socialize with current York students over refreshments
(9th and Lighthouse)
while parents can ask questions and learn about York from teachers, veteran parents,
• Thursday, 1/12 at 6:00 p.m. and York student ambassadors. Both groups will learn about curriculum as well as
Pacific Grove Adult School the opportunities for music, theatre, athletics, student government, clubs, community
(1025 Lighthouse, near Monarch service, and art.
Students, younger siblings, and parents are welcome to attend. No RSVP is
Sanctuary) required for this free event. For more information about Inside York, contact Catha
• Saturday, 1/14 at 11:00 a.m. Smith, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, York School, at 831.372.7338 x 115
Community Center (515 Junipero) or email@example.com.
Deadline for publication of Legal Notices is
noon Wednesday before publication.
Call 831-324-4742 for details.
Page 4 • CEDAR STREET Times • January 6, 2012
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 inclined to speak today. How many of the 23 amendments can you name even
worked for a dollar a day back then. Thanks for your understanding. after reading the editorial as many times as you like? Hyperbole stands in high
demand. Only “recalling the judiciary” seems clearly stated, but what those poor
The News … from 1911. judges did to deserve recall is unclear.
Chronicle and Review denounce amendments 2 Montgomery Ward operated as a mail order and department store retailer from
It is proposed by our well-meaning, but hysterical legislature that the people of this 1872 until 2001. Today, it handles only network accounts on-line. Sears, Roe-
state shall, by direct legislation, enact into our law twenty-three amendments. However buck & Co. operated from 1886 until the present, but is currently showing signs
many of these amendments are, in truth, thinly veiled statutes about which the people of financial weakness. Today’s “little store” enemies are the “big box” retailers
of California know little or nothing. such as K Mart and Wal-Mart, and e-mail sales.
This is because the people of California have heard but one side of each story. The 3 The regular cost for a Colonial pictures showing was 15¢ a seat.
so-called “men of reason” opposing the amendments have not united to put representa-
tives into the field to state their cases, while state officials have been investing both References: Pacific Grove Review, Monterey Daily Cypress, Del Monte Weekly,
the time and money (which belongs to the state) to promote a one-sided look at the Salinas Index, Monterey County Post, Bullions’ Grammar (1890).
amendments. The amendments about which the most fuss is being made are utterly unfit
to be in our constitution at all, or in any form. The amendments are, in fact, statutes
which should be denied.
The campaign for these amendments is a rhetorical campaign in which the orators
assume that all virtue is with them, and all who oppose them are unworthy. As a matter
of fact, the men of common sense are as patriotic as the most virulent reformers, and
much more honest and useful. They favor “progress”, but progress by natural evolution
and not by revolutionary fervor for whatever new fad happens along. There is no trick,
even of the worst sort, which has not been employed to carry these amendments through.
For example, when men of reason urge that the wretched “recall” amendments
should be divided to permit people to express their separate opinions on the recall of the
judiciary, it was sternly refused by the professional politicians currently in the saddle.
They wanted whatever votes they could get to recall representatives for whom they
care nothing about in order to carry on the terrorizing of the judiciary.
And that is old-fashioned political trickery of the very worst kind. What California
now needs is a reputation not for flightiness, but for stability. We urge you to follow
the leads of the Pacific Grove Review and the San Francisco Chronicle in saying “no Pacific Coast Church
thank you” to accepting these amendments. 1 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942
Bible show at the Colonial Peninsula Christian Center
Those interested in Bible drama will be pleased to learn that Manager Clark of the
Colonial Theatre has secured the beautiful moving picture “Judas: Christ’s Betrayer!”
520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431
for showing this weekend. Also on tap is “Tigers vs. Cubs”, which should be seen by First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove
all with any interest in the sport of baseball. “A trip to the Artic” follows and is an in-
teresting scenic film. “Mysterious Luggage” is about one of Nick Carter’s exploits, and 246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741
“Avenged” opens the door to an old-time ghost town occupied by the still-living dead.
The Colonial is showing four, full-sized reels of rollicking, frolicking films every St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
evening now! This weekend’s entertainment lasts a full hour and twenty minutes. Central Avenue & 12th Street, 831-373-4441
Send those catalogues to the outhouse! Community Baptist Church
Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Montgomery Wards are surely two of today’s best- Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311
known catalogue houses. However, your editor advises relegating your catalogs to
some outhouse or another, torn-out pages there to be depended upon to handle the end Peninsula Baptist Church
1116 Funston Avenue, 831-647-1610
Continuing to shop by mail may also see the local retailers to the end of their busi-
ness. Our friends and entrepreneurial neighbors must have our business to survive. St. Angela Merici Catholic Church
Let’s help them out! 2
146 8th Street, 831-655-4160
Tripoli to surrender!
Negotiations are underway for the surrender of Tripoli, expected to be completed Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove
and signed by tomorrow. Although the Ottomans ruled, Italy has claimed for a long 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363
time that Tripoli lay within its zone of influence. Therefore, Italy had the right to
preserve order. Under the pretext of protecting its own citizens living in Tripoli from First Church of God
the Ottoman Government, it declared war against the Ottomans on September 29, 1023 David Avenue, 831-372-5005
1911. During skirmishes, three Ottoman war vessels were destroyed in action, and a
bombardment followed. Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove
It is unclear whether any Italian soldiers landed following the bombardment, but the
1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138
first contingent of the expeditionary forces has definitely left Italy heading for Tripoli.
The occupation of Tripoli will commence next week, by the terms of surrender. Church of Christ
The post office in Tripoli will open tomorrow and newspaper correspondence will be
allowed Monday. The Pacific Grove Post Office began accepting mail for Tripoli today. 176 Central Avenue, 831-375-3741
Local Italians are ecstatic!
Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove
Snippets from around the area… PG Community Center, 515 Junipero Ave., 831-333-0636
• The Rev. Mrs. M. E. Palmer, the evangelist who was in the Grove some weeks
ago, will arrive from Pasadena on Saturday. Her purpose is to conduct an evan- Mayflower Presbyterian Church
gelistic meeting at the Mission Baptist Church. 141 14th Street, 831-373-4705
• Capt. H. O. Williard of the United States Cavalry is packing up to depart the
Grove. He has been here on leave visiting Miss Hollenbeck, but whether any- Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove
thing has been made of their trysting is unknown. Williard will leave to rejoin 325 Central Avenue, 831-375-7207
his troop in San Francisco, and from there sail to Hawaii. Miss Hollenbeck
indicated that she plans to visit the Captain in Hawaii in about a month. Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula
And your bill amounts to … 375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818
• Special admission price for the Colonial Theatre’s weekend moving film show is
First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove
10¢ a seat. Come early. The curtain rises at exactly 7:30. 5
• Need fresh, clean water? Try a Snell Water Filter. See at Strong & Camp.
915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875
$7.35. Worship: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m.
1 Eh? Politicians of a century ago seem to speak as unclearly as politicians are
January 6, 2012 • CEDAR STREET Times• Page 5
We Pass This Way But Once
Life is short, they say, and art long. ~ by Les Gorn
Below, alphabetically: seven of fourteen Monterey
Bay Area writers and poets of the ‘40’s, ‘50’s and
‘60’s’, most of them long gone.
Next week: the other seven.
JEAN ARISS, Monterey, married to and Emil White), Barker
artist Bruce Ariss. Intimates of John Steinbeck politely declined Senator ROBINSON JEF-
and Doc Rickets in the ‘40’s, the two built their Fred Farr’s nomination FERS, a Carmel
multi-storied Huckleberry Hill house, room by as California’s Poet Lau- poet/environmen-
room, largely out of driftwood cast up by the reate because he believed talist with a tower-
sea and scrap material scrounged from hither that a poet should not ing reputation. I
and thither. Though the years, their home -– write poems either to never so much as
and that of poet John Smithback, next door –- glorify the inglorious glimpsed the man,
begot memorable parties and potluck dinners. or commemorate upon and I know no one
The wine of choice: gallon jugs of Gallo, the request. Too, he once who did. Perhaps
two-buck Chuck of its day. declined to review a he preferred the
The larger-than-life protagonist of best-selling book for the solitude of his stone
Jean’s first novel, “The Quick Years,” was San Francisco Exam- aerie and its mag-
modeled on Monterey’s Ward Moore, widely iner because (he said) it nificent view of the
acknowledged as one of the country’s most imaginative was written by a non-writer. He did agree, though, to sea to close contact
science fiction writers of the time as well as one of the review a slim volume of poetry by –- if memory serves with the specks on
most profanely abusive-abrasive-explosive men in the -- Kenneth Rexroth. the beach.
history of civilization.
It was Ward who taught Jean her craft. Daily, ROBERT BRADFORD, Pacific Grove
she sat a desk opposite his, near the bucket on the floor writer/activist. Brad was co-author –- with Ward MARTIN FLAVIN,
that caught the drip-drip-drip from Ward’s leaky ceil- Moore -– of a novel, “Caduceus Wild,” and author of a playwright and
ing. Now and then, she would pass some newly writ- numerous articles in left wing journals. novelist who won
ten pages to him. In due course, he would peruse them, His best work –- a literary novel memorably the 1944 Pulitzer
scrawl some comments, then return them. The com- exploring the classic you-can’t-go-home-again theme prize for “Journey
ments ranged from “confused,” “thin,“ “trite,” “banal” -- was written after a long visit to his boyhood home in in the Dark,” was an
and “dishonest” to a grudging “almost literate.” Delta, Colorado. Turned down by several prestigious extraordinarily prolific
In 1991, the Ariss house –- once described by publishers, the manuscript then was unaccountably lost. writer. Between 1920
John Steinbeck as “an achievement defying modern Today, even its title is forgotten. But key and 1962, he wrote
architecture” -- caught fire and burned to the ground. scenes and characters are still vivid in my memory, half four screenplays, six
Spontaneous fund-raising by friends and neighbors a century and tons of manuscripts later –- one true test, novels, twelve Broad-
powered the lift-off to reconstruction. I think, of literary merit. way plays and thirteen
books of non-fiction.
SAUL ALINSKY, RICHARD FARINA, writer/musi-
Carmel Highlands, was cian/folksinger, a relatively recent im-
the author of “Reveille for migrant to the Monterey Bay area. He did
Radicals,” long regarded not arrive here until 1963.
by labor leaders, com- After his marriage to folksinger ALAN MARCUS, writer/musician/activist. A
munity organizers and Carolyn Hester fell apart, the 23-year-old onetime Guggenheim Fellow with a gargantuan literary
politicians as a classic Farina married folksinger Mimi Baez appetite, Alan first came to Carmel Highlands in the
handbook for activists –- Joan’s sister, 17 -– in Paris. The two late ‘40’s or early ‘50’s, on a brief vacation with his
and agitators of all stripes. rented a cabin in Carmel Highlands. wife, Lotte. There, he met Cynthia Williams, notori-
Alinsky spent a lifetime There, Farina resumed work on a first ous for taking struggling writers and artists under her
organizing the poor and novel as well as on the guitar-dulcimer wing and providing them with affordable shelter in
powerless of Chicago, duets he performed with Mimi. The one or another of her Highlands properties. No sooner
New York, Kansas City, couple’s debut at a Big Sur folk music did Cynthia become convinced that Alan would be a
Detroit, Los Angeles and Oakland. I’d never heard of festival won them a record contract and a subsequent invaluable asset to the Highlands community that she
Alinsky until I was invited to share an afternoon with tour that solidified their newfound fame. helped make possible his purchase of the sprawling
him at the Highlands house he’d rented, a stone’s throw Shortly afterward, Farina completed his gon- property he still occupies, just as she later became con-
from the homes of novelist-screenwriter Alan Marcus, zoesque novel, “Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up vinced that vacationing artist Ephraim Doner and his
attorney-activist Bill Stewart, artist Ephraim Doner to Me,” a Kerouacian cult classic described by novelist wife, Rosa –- lovable, vivacious people both -- must be
and his wife, cooperative nursery school founder Rosa Thomas Pynchon (the best man at Farina’s wedding) persuaded to stay on by making an offer they couldn’t
Doner; folksinger/activists Joan Baez and her sister, as “coming on like the Hallelujah Chorus done by 200 refuse: a valuable lot on which to build a studio/house
Mimi Farina; writer/folksinger Richard Farina; and the kazoo players with perfect pitch… hilarious, chilling, and join Cynthia’s extended family.
storied Williams clan (Grand Lady Cynthia, ornitholo- sexy, profound, maniacal, beautiful and outrageous, all Alan’s first novel, “Straws to Make Brick,”
gist Laidlaw, Post Toasties heiress Abby Lou, novelist at the same time.” made a literary splash in 1952. His second, “Of
Mona, and Carmel bookstore owner Henry Meade Wil- At a party Streets and Stars,” was repeatedly rejected as a downer
liams.) in Carmel Valley cel- before it won praise from such luminaries as Dorothy
I don’t remember the specifics of our discus- ebrating the publica- Parker, Saul Bellow, Granville Hicks and Archibald
sion that afternoon. What I do remember is its tenor. tion of the novel and MacLeish, and then was singled out by Saturday
As far back as 1946, Alinsky had embraced Mimi’s 21st birthday, Review (the former Saturday Review of Literature) as
what virtually all liberals of the time regarded as anath- a guest offered to one of the ten best novels of the year. Two of Alan’s
ema: that the U.S. was riven by class warfare. The give Farina a ride postwar short stories were “Atlantic First” winners.
“eternal war” against poverty, misery, disease, injus- on his Harley. The His “Here Comes the Brides” was a popular
tice and despair, Alinsky said, was not an intellectual bike was travelling ABC television series in the ‘60’s. His screenplays
debate. There were no rules of fair play. at an estimated 90 include “Kiss Her Goodbye,” (1959) and “The Maraud-
Alinsky’s final book, “Rules for Radicals: A miles an hour when ers,” (1955).
Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals,” put it even it strayed off Car-
more bluntly. “’The Prince,’” he said, was written mel Valley Road and
by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. plummeted through
“Rules for Radicals” was written for the Have-Nots on a barbed wine fence
Les Gorn, Pacific Grove
how to take it away. into a field. The Autobiographical: pertinent
William F. Buckley regarded Alinsky as “very driver survived. background: author, The Anglo Saxons,
close to being an organizational genius.” Playboy Farina’s a novel reprinted in soft cover as
magazine described him as “one of the great American grave, marked with a peace sign, is in Monterey City The Greater Glory; teacher (story lab,
leaders of the non-socialist left.” Alinsky’s organizing Cemetery.
skills are widely believed to have inspired both Barack His poetry and short stories, collected by his
world literature, great plays), Monterey
Obama’s years as a community organizer and his 2008 widow, were published as “Long Time Coming” and Peninsula College; S. F. Black Writers’
campaign strategy for the Presidency. “Long Time Gone.” Among his best known songs: Workshop (its only instructor and only
He won the Pacem in Terris Peace and Free- “Pack up Your Sorrows” (co-written with Pauline white guy), and University of California
dom Award in 1969. Marden, the third Baez sister), “Birmingham Sunday” Extension; screenwriter, three movies
(the theme song of Spike Lee’s “Four Little Girls,”
ERIC BARKER, poet/author of “A Ring of sung by Joan Baez), “The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood,”
better forgotten; and a stint as book
Willows.” A key member of the Big Sur community “Reno, Nevada” and “Morgan, the Pirate.” editor and daily columnist, San
(along with novelist Henry Miller, sculptors Harry Dick Joan Baez’ “Sweet Sir Galahad” commemo- Francisco Examiner.
Ross and Gordon Newall, and artists Emile Norman rates her brother-in-law’s life and work.
Page 6 • CEDAR STREET Times • January 6, 2012
Chamber organizes annual bus to the AT&T:
Avoid parking issues and enjoy the scenery
For the 8th straight year, the Pacific Grove Chamber 9-12, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 12, 6:30 Golf fans are reminded that cameras, cell phones,
of Commerce will run a shuttle bus service to the AT&T a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the estimated 20-minute trip to the large backpacks, and large bags are not allowed on the
Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament on Wed. through tournament at Pebble Beach The cost is $20 for all day. golf courses during the tournament. Programs and pairing
Sun., Feb. 8-12. In addition, admission tickets to the A five-day pass is available for $60. Tickets to the golf sheets are available at the tournament.
Tournament will be available for sale at the Chamber tournament are also available at the Chamber. The cost The Chamber will promote the shuttle service, which
beginning January 15. for tournament rounds is $55 a day. eliminates the need for golf fans to drive to the campus
The shuttle will depart in front of the Pacific Grove Free unlimited parking is available a block away on of California State University Monterey Bay on the old
Museum of Natural History starting Wed., Feb. 8, 8:00 Ocean View Boulevard. Three comfortable 60-passenger Fort Ord to board transportation to the tournament. Golf
am to 3:30 pm, Thursday through Saturday, February buses from Pacific Monarch will be used for the shuttle. fans, except those with special parking privileges, are not
allowed to drive their cars to the tournament on Thursday
Last year’s Chamber AT&T shuttle drew 3,000
people over the tournament’s five-day run.
Play begins at 8:00 a.m. each day except for Sunday’s
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tion begins at 7:30 a.m.
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January 6, 2012 • CEDAR STREET Times• Page 7
Big Sur Half Marathon Girls still looking for a win
takes a green ribbon The Breaker Girls Basketball team opened up league play Wednesday night hosting
King City at home. After a slow start, Pacific Grove trailed 22-8 at halftime. The mo-
Following up on their successful application for Gold Certification from the Coun- mentum shifted in the third quarter keyed by a few steals, and the Breakers exploded for
cil for Responsible Sport (CRS) in November 2009, organizers of the Big Sur Half 19 points balancing the score to 33-27. They were unable to sustain the tempo however,
Marathon applied for re-certification from the Council this year. Out of a possible 41 and the Mustangs prevailed 55-38. Freshman Jessica Matthews led PG with 11 points
sustainability credits, this year’s Big Sur Half Marathon applied for and received 36 and 8 rebounds, while Sabrina Riffle finished with 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 steals.
certification credits – three more than were earned in 2009. Looking for their first league win, the Breakers host rival Carmel on Friday at 6:00.
“Organizers of the Big Sur Half Marathon continue to raise the bar when it comes - Marta Salas
to producing a sustainable sporting event,” said Keith Peters, Executive Director of the
Council for Responsible Sport. “Their waste diversion of 96 percent is unprecedented in
Breakers Boys Basketball
any major sporting event, and they offered new green initiatives such as pedal-power to
provide electricity, and community support through donations of unused food, discarded
clothing and shoes to the local homeless shelter.”
Peters added, “Of particular note are the carbon offsets race organizers purchased
from the local Monterey Bay Fund, which are certified by Green e Climate. Monterey
Bay Fund carbon offsets are dedicated to solar projects in area nonprofit organizations
takes two out of three games
and local schools.” The Breaker Basketball team had a very successful week, as they won two out of
Big Sur Marathon’s Green Team Chair, Kristin Cushman, commends the team ef- three games, including their league opener in King City. Last Thursday, Dec. 29, the
fort of the race organizers and volunteers and points out that even runners can engage Breakers traveled to Monterey to take on their local rival. Monterey prevailed 52 to 26,
with what the event is doing. “They can ride a bike to generate power, see the Zero but the Breakers had several bright spots in their play. Defensively, the Breakers held
Waste Team sorting trash at the finish line, or refill their reusable water bottles at one Monterey scoreless for 5 minutes in the second quarter as they cut Monterey’s early
of our BYOB stations. Sustainability is about engaging people to take action and the lead to 17-11. Monterey had an 11-0 run to finish the half and took a 28-11 halftime
Marathon goes above and beyond to do just that.” lead. Pacific Grove was led by James Liu with six points, including two three pointers.
The Council for Responsible Sport provides an independent, comprehensive On Friday, Dec. 30, the Breakers took on Harbor High School in Santa Cruz. The
certification for event directors to incorporate environmental and socially responsible Breakers, led by Khalid Ismail’s 15 points, won 55 to 39. The team’s play was high-
initiatives into their events while informing consumers about events that adhere to lighted by a 19 to 9 fourth quarter run to seal the win. Sophomore Luke Lowell had
higher standards of sustainability. CRS Certified races range in size from the Hawk 12 points, knocking down 3 three pointers. Junior Miles Cutchin chipped in 10 points
Island Triathlon in Lansing, Michigan, with 689 finishers, to the AJC Peachtree Road and provided excellent defensive play. Sophomore Mitch Barr provided steady point
Race in Atlanta, Georgia, with 55,077 timed finishers. To date, 34 different events have guard play and strong defense.
achieved certification from the Council for Responsible Sport, serving over 500,000 On Wednesday, Jan. 4, the Breakers started Mission Trail Athletic League play
athletes in the process. against King City High School. The road-tested Breakers made the one hour drive
The Council for Responsible Sport’s certification standards have been developed south and pulled out a gutty 36-26 victory against the Mustangs. The Breakers pack-
by an outside working group of 18 sustainability experts and reviewed by a wide range line defense did an outstanding job of contesting shots and limiting the Mustangs high
of stakeholders. CRS Certification is modeled after the U.S. Green Building Council’s octane offense. Senior Khalid Ismail led the Breakers with 10 points, while Junior
LEED Green Building Rating System, which certifies buildings and materials according Miles Cutchin added 8 points. With the win, the Breakers went to 1 and 0 in Mission
to resource conservation and energy efficiency criteria. Trail League play.
For more information about the Big Sur Half Marathon’s sustainability efforts, In the week ahead, the Breakers host their rival Carmel on Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
please refer to the case study of this year’s event, which is available as a PDF down- Next Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Breakers will travel to Soledad followed by hosting
load from the CRS Web site (http://www.councilforresponsiblesport.org/wpcontent/ Stevenson next Friday, Jan. 13. Please come out and watch this young but exciting
uploads/2011/05/BSHM-Case-Study-2011Final.pdf). team and follow us on the web at breakerbasketball.org.
- Council for Responsible Sport - Coach Dan Powers
Breaker of the Week Breaker of the Week
Khalid Ismail Jessica Matthews
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Consistently in the lead of scorers Jessica led Pacific Grove in the
Khalid is new on the team. recent league game against King
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Up and Coming
Mark Lemaire and Twilight in Carmel Valley Santa Catalina School to host
Day of the Arts for
Santa Catalina School will host a Day of the Arts on Sun., Jan. 15. The public is
invited to participate in all or some of the planned events and see how the arts – visual,
performance and music – can inspire the lives and minds of students. Some of the day’s
activities include a theatrical performance of William Shakespeare’s famous creation, A
Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as musical performances by the Chamber Ensemble
and Choir and an interactive art project.
Santa Catalina School is located at 1500 Mark Thomas Drive in Monterey.
From 12:30-1:00 p.m. there will be a welcome Reception at Mary Johnson Recital
Hall followed from 1:00-1:45 by a performances by the school’s chamber Ensemble
and Choir. From 2:00-4:00 p.m. the public is invited to watch A Midsummer Night's
Dream and then to meet the student actors from
From 4:15-4:45 p.m. there will be a dance rehearsal in the dance studio. and from
2:00-5:30 p.m. there will be an interactive art experience and an opportunity to explore
opportunities in the visual arts studio with department faculty and current students.
To attend all or part of this event, please RSVP by Jan. 11 by calling the Admis-
sion Office at (831) 655-9356. Please check-in at the Mary Johnson Recital Hall upon
arrival on campus.
New acoustic vocal duo Mark Lemaire and Twilight will be performing at Plaza For more information about Santa Catalina School’s art program, please visit
Linda Cantina at 9 Del Fino Place in Carmel Valley on Sat., Jan. 14 at 7:00 santacatalina.org.
p.m. Mark has shared the stage with Tracy Chapman, Maria Muldaur, The Dixie
Dregs, and fretless bass virtuoso Michael Manring. He performs with his partner
Cindy van Empel as Mark Lemaire and Twilight. They sing of the vicissitudes
of love and the strange surprise of middle age creeping up on us. Audience
Photo exhibit to benefit SPCA
member David Mears says: “I can listen to your songs and presentation for long
periods of time. Why? The song themes resonate with my life experiences”. This
is music for adults, yet with clarity and incisiveness appealing to the part of us
that is ageless. For more information, contact marklemaire.com.
PacRep to Oya Salon to
hold open host Monterey
auditions Museum of
Singers, actors Art’s Appetite
for Art series
welcome Oya Salon will host the final
PacRep Theatre has announced event in the Monterey Museum
open auditions for community sing- of Art’s Appetite for Art Series,
ers, dancers, and actors for PacRep’s Fierce Fashion, Artful Circum-
2012 season musicals - Fiddler on the stance. Blending high fashion and
Roof, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast style, photography and interior
and Spamalot. Auditions will be held on design, the event will take place
Saturday, Feb 4, 10AM - 5PM; Sunday, on January 21, 2012 at 6pm at
Feb 5, 9AM – 12noon; and Monday, Homescapes Carmel, in the Carmel Artisana Gallery will feature a photography show, Friends and Other Crea-
Feb 6, 6PM – 9PM at the Golden Bough Plaza. Proceeds from the New York tures:
Photographic Exhibit/Fundraiser for the SPCA of Monterey County
Playhouse, on Monte Verde between Fashion Week themed event will that will benefit The SPCA of Monterey County during their February Show
8th & 9th, in Carmel. Audition time is support the Monterey Museum of Schedule. Thirty percent of the gross sales of photographic art will be donated
3 minutes, consisting of two contrast- Art’s ability to present outstand- to the SPCA. The show will open with an artists’ reception in conjunction with
ing 1-minute song excerpts (upbeat and ing exhibitions and educational “1st Friday Pacific Grove” on Fri., Feb. 3 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wine and hors
ballad), and a one minute monologue or programs to the local community d’oeuvres will be served. SPCA dignitaries and artists will also be present for
poem. Accompanist will be provided. and beyond. a meet-and-greet. The exhibit will run Feb. 1-29, 2012.
Please bring sheet music in your key. This unique event will feature The Gala Opening will be held during the PG Art Walk on Feb. 24 from 6:00-9:00
Rehearsals for Fiddler on the Roof, fine-art photography stationed p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Artists and SPCA dignitaries will
directed by John Rousseau, begin in throughout the space at individual be present. “Join us in supporting this wonderful organization!” said Adrianne
mid-March with performances from “pods”. The pods will showcase Jonson, owner of Artisana Gallery.
April 26 – May 27, 2012 at the Golden models styled by Brian Bode and Artisana Gallery is located at 309 Forest Ave. (across from City Hall) in Pacific
Bough Theatre. Rehearsals for Disney’s his team from Oya Salon and inte- Grove. For more information: 831/ 655-9775
Beauty and the Beast, directed by Walter rior design concepts by Thompson Open Tues.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. And Sun.-Mon. by appointment
DeFaria, begin in early-July with perfor- Lange of Homescapes Carmel,
mances from Aug 16 – Sept 23, 2012 at each inspired by the art itself.
the outdoor Forest Theater. Rehears- To RSVP and purchase tickets
als for Spamalot, directed by Stephen call the Monterey Museum of Art Talk on acupuncture set at Monterey Library
Moorer, begin in mid-October with at 831.372.5477 x105 or email Join Maureen Manning, L.Ac., Laura Paris, L.Ac, Kristan Roth, L.Ac, and Kaz
performances from Nov 21 – Dec 23, firstname.lastname@example.org. You Wegmuller, L.Ac on Wed., Jan. 18 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. and find out all about acupunc-
2012 at the Golden Bough Theatre. may also purchase tickets online ture, a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve
Auditions will take place by ap- via www.montereyart.org. Tickets functioning. Dr. Ellinoy will lead a discussion with a group of Licensed Acupunctur-
pointment only at the Golden Bough are $50 per person and include ists. They will discuss the education, training, professional practice and services of
Playhouse, Monte Verde between 8th music by DJ Hanif Wondir (www. the acupuncturist, which they believe can greatly help us with our individual health
& 9th, in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Please hanifwondir.com), wine by Scheid challenges in the current health care environment.
call Cindy at (831) 622-0700 ext.100 to Vineyards and other Fashion Week This lecture is part of The Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life Program Series
schedule an audition. themed beverages. that covers health and well-being, planning for the future, following ones spirit and
other interesting topics for the second half of life. This program series is sponsored by
January 6, 2012 • CEDAR STREET Times• Page 9
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20112529 File No. 20112562
The following person is doing business as The following person is doing business as COAST
CARTDARTS, 2005 5th Avenue at San Carlos St., TO VALLEY, 609 W. Curtis St., Salinas, Monterey
Suite 130, Carmel, Monterey County, CA 93940; County, CA 93906; Robert J. Esposo, 609 W. Curtis
FLIPSIDE DESIGN, LLC (California), 406 6th St., St., Salinas, CA 93906. This statement was filed with
Pacific Grove, CA 93950. This statement was filed the Clerk of Monterey County on December 19, 2011. Know Where Your Money’s Going
with the Clerk of Monterey County on December Registrant commenced to transact business under As an important city service, used by nearly 10,000 people per month, the
13, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above PG Public Library is funded by the city. In fact, the PG Public library’s single
under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed on December 19, 2011. Signed: Robert Esposo. This
above on October 10, 2008. Signed: Loralee Lyman,
most important funding source is the Pacific Grove city budget. A healthy
business is conducted by an individual. Publication
CEO and President. This business is conducted by a dates: 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12, 01/13/12 library is closely tied to a healthy city budget.
limited liability company. Publication dates: 12/16/11, During the second week in January, the city of Pacific Grove will hold
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12
File No. 20112483
community meetings to provide an opportunity for citizens to learn about and
The following person is doing business as COAST provide input into the city’s budgeting process. You should take advantage
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20112403 FILTRATION, 7204 Oak Tree Place, Monterey, Mon- of these opportunities.
The following person is doing business as ALLIANCE terey County, CA 93940; CHARLES GRAY, 7204 The meetings will be held Monday, January 9. 6:00 p.m. (Monterey Bay
REAL ESTATE SERVICES, 850 Martin St., Monterey, Oak Tree Place, CA 93950. This statement was filed Charter School at Congress and David); Tuesday, January 10, 6:00 p.m. at St.
Monterey County, CA 93940; Grace Garcia, 850 Mar- with the Clerk of Monterey County on December
02, 2011. Registrant commenced to transact business Angela’s Church (9th and Lighthouse); Thursday, January 12, 6:00 p.m. (PG
tin St., Monterey, CA 93940. This statement was filed
with the Clerk of Monterey County on November 18, under the fictitious business name or name(s) listed Adult School, 1025 Lighthouse Avenue, near the Monarch Sanctuary), and
2011. Registrant commenced to transact business under above on December 2, 2011. Signed: Charles Gray. Saturday, January 14, 11:00 a.m. (Community Center, 515 Junipero).
the fictitious business name or name(s) listed above on This business is conducted by an individual. Publica- The format of a similar meeting, held December 17, consisted of Deputy
tion dates: 12/16/11, 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12
11/1/11. Signed: Grace Garcia. This business is con- City Manager Jim Becklenberg discussing the city’s current budget and budget
ducted by an individual. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT issues anticipated over the next few years. Also representing the city were
Publication dates: 12/09/11, 12/16/11, 12/23/11, File No. 20112356
12/30/11 The following person is doing business as PACIFIC City Manager Tom Frutchey and Councilmember Alan Cohen. Approximately
GROVE FLORIST, PACIFIC GROVE FLORAL three-quarters of the citizens attending indicated they are strong supporters of
Protect your COMPANY, PACIFIC GROVE FLOWER SHOP,
217 Forest Avenue., Pacific Grove, Monterey County,
the PG Library.
Mr. Becklenberg noted the city had made progress with the budget in
CA 93940; Michelle R. Roberson and Christopher
M. Roberson, 3237 Villa Circle., Marina, CA 93933.
that, among other things, the city is now receiving clean financial audits, the
This statement was filed with the Clerk of Monterey reserves are increasing, library hours have increased and the city is making a
Fictitious Business County on November 15, 2011. Registrant commenced
to transact business under the fictitious business name
dent in deferred maintenance.
At the same time, Mr. Becklenberg said the city has a long way to go in
or name(s) listed above on January 1, 2002. Signed: that there is currently an anticipated structural budget deficit of approximately
Michelle R. Roberson. This business is conducted by a
husband and wife. $400,000 in four years with current services; the economy is uncertain and thus
expire after 5 years. Publication dates: 12/09/11, 12/16/11, 12/23/11,
revenues may stagnate; there are serious unfunded state mandates (meaning
the state requires the city to do something without providing the funds with
which to meet the requirement); retirement costs need to be controlled and
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE deferred maintenance persists.
OF DIANE E. CAPPELLUTI
Case No. MP20521
The statistics provided by Mr. Becklenberg were interesting. For example,
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will did you know that more than 2/3 of the PG city budget of more than $15.7
or estate, or both, of DIANE E. CAPPELLUTI million (in other words, over $10.6 million) is consumed by Police, Fire and
A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LISA M. CAPPELLUTI and KURT W. CAPPELLUTI in the Public Works? Specifically, Police is roughly 1/3 of the budget (almost $5.2
Superior Court of California, County of MONTEREY.
million), Fire is 18 percent of the budget (over $2.8 million), and Public Works
THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LISA M. CAPPELLUTI and KURT W. CAPPELLUTI be ap- is 17 �percent of the budget (approximately $2.67 million). The library is
pointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
approximately 5 percent of the city budget, or approximately $700,000.
THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codocils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and codicils Mr. Becklenberg and Mr. Frutchey discussed various solutions to the bud-
are available for examination in the file kept by the court.
The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act.
get crunch, including potential new revenue sources such as a heavy vehicle
(This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. impact fee, an increase in the transient occupancy tax, an admissions tax,
Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice and raising the minimum business tax while eliminating the current cap on
to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent ad- the amount paid. They also discussed a possible storm water utility fee since
ministration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good dealing with storm water is one of the unfunded state mandates, and they dis-
cause why the court should not grant the authority.
cussed an increase in the property transfer tax since Pacific Grove is currently
A HEARING on the petition will be held on February 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM in Dept. No. 16 located at 1200 tied with one other city for lowest transfer tax rate in California.
Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940.
Obviously each of these potential new revenue options has both benefits
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file and drawbacks. While each option, sooner or later, might affect almost every-
written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.
one, depending on the option, different individual groups would be among the
IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and first affected and are more concerned about and vocal regarding proposals that
mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issu-
ance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four
would impact them near-term.
months from the hearing date noticed above. The discussion was not simply Mr. Becklenberg and Mr. Frutchey provid-
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with
ing information. Citizens asked questions regarding the recent police salary
the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets increase and whether a comparison of police salaries in nearby cities was done
or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is prior to the increase. Citizens also pointed out it’s important existing funds are
available from the court clerk. used with good stewardship, in ways in which the majority of the citizens be-
Attorney for petitioner: lieve is appropriate and in a fair manner before new revenue sources are sought.
Robert E. Bergin, Esq. Since the discussion group was relatively small, the discussion on Decem-
5200 N. Palm Avenue #211 ber 17 was an excellent opportunity for citizens to ask questions that often can’t
Fresno, CA 93702 be asked during City Council meetings and for city staff and Councilmember
Cohen to provide more explanation than is possible during Council meetings.
Cedar Street Times 12/23/11, 12/30/11, 01/06/12 The city’s budget issues are so widespread, almost everyone in town will
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME:
be affected, one way or another, over the next few years. Arguably it’s your
Petition of YANG JUNG CHEN “duty” to attend one of the meetings, but that’s not the best reason to go. The
Case No. M115578 Filed DEC. 30, 2011. To all interested persons: Petitioner CHEN, YANG JUNG filed a peti- best reason to go is the city is facing a budget shortage that, right now, looks
tion with this court for a decree changing name as follows: present name YANG JUNG CHEN to proposed name like it will continue for several years. As a result, the city may need to cut
EUNICE CHEN. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court services, increase taxes or both. No one particularly likes to pay taxes, but
at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted.
Any person objecting to the name changes described above myst file a written objection that includes the reasons
if you must pay taxes, the pain is lessened somewhat if those taxes are used
for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing for city services you consider to be of great importance and if those services
to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant are provided at a level you believe is appropriate with good stewardship of
the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: Feb. 17, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 15. The address of public funds.
the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Rd., Monterey, CA 93940. A copy
of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the
The city web site at http://ci.pg.ca.us/budget/budget_index.html provides
date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CE- a plethora of information on the city’s budgets over the last four years. The
DAR STREET TIMES. DATE: Dec. 30, 2011 nine-page handout Mr. Becklenberg presented at the December 17 meeting
Judge of the Superior Court: Lydia M. Villareal. Publication dates: 01/06, 01/13, 01/20, 01/27/12 contains less information but is also far easier to understand and digest, and
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: the ability to ask questions in an informal setting regarding the budget and the
Petition of HAYTHAM ABDELMALAK/IVY ELLSWORTH-FARMER budgeting process is particularly helpful.
Case No. M115484 Filed Dec. 28, 2011. To all interested persons: Petitioner HAYTHAM ABDELMALAK/ These meetings are your chance to have the city �budget explained to
IVY ELLSWORTH-FARMER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a.) present you in relatively clear, easy-to-understand language. Come to at least one of
name HAYTHAM ABDELMALAK to proposed name HAYTHAM MALAK; b.) present name NOAH ISAAC
ABDELMALAK to proposed name NOAH ISAAC MALAK; c.) present name JAMES MICHAEL ABDEL- these meetings to educate yourself and provide your input on how your tax
MALAK to proposed name JAMES MICHAEL MALAK. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in dollars are spent.
this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition
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Arts and Events
Up & Coming
Meet George Bernard Shaw at The Works Houston-Jones coming to The Works
Howard Burnham, whose characterizations have delighted hundreds over this
season, presents his latest on Jan. 8 at the Works.
In "Pshaw!!! - George Bernard Shaw at 90", Burnham impersonates GBS on
the occasion of his 90th birthday, in 1946, as he films an address to 'the youth of the
world' and looks back on his long life as critic, socialist, vegetarian, playwright and
I hope that some of you may be able to meet this quirky and colorful character,
who was a sometime a guest of William Randolph Hearst at Hearst Castle just down
Pshaw!! George Bernard Shaw at 90
The Works • Sunday, January 8, at 5:30 • $10 cover
Zito’s paintings on view at Griffin Center
Local prize-winning artist Ter-
rence Zito will hold an exhibition
of his oil and watercolor paintings
at Sally Griffin Center, 700 Jewell
Ave. near Lovers Point. He wants
to make his original art available to
local collectors at affordable prices,
so he is offering his colorful oil and
watercolor paintings of local scenes
for $25-$99 while on display.
There will be a wine and hors
d’oeuvres reception at the Center
5-7:00 p.m., Fri., Jan. 13.
Mr. Zito’s paintings are on dis-
Dirty Linen says, “A group of road-tested musicians came together in their middle
play 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through
years, found a collective songwriting muse, and forged a unique and energetic
Friday at the Sally Griffin Center now and through March 2, 2012. The exhibit is
chemistry.” If you’re into Americana (bluegrass-gospel-folk-bluesjazz-rock)
sponsored by the Central Coast Art Association.
music, and even if you’re not, you need to hear this band. Tight, seasoned,
Buddy Holly Tribute on tap
musicians behind the incomparable tenor of Travis Jones will have you on your
feet. Saturday, Jan. 7 at The Works, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15 cover.
at Pac Rep Theatre, Carmel January/ February 2012
PacRep celebrates the season’s end with rockin’ music and great memories, with
the Buddy Holly Tribute Concert through Jan. 8, on the new and improved stage of
Adult Art Classes and Workshops
the Golden Bough Theatre. PacRep announcs the return of its original “Buddy” cast
members Travis Poelle (“Buddy Holly”) and fellow performers, Don Dally on guitar,
at Pacific Grove Art Center
Luke Darnell on bass, David Schulz on drums and Davitt Felder (Ritchie Valens), Scott One-day intensive – Portraits in Pastels
Free (“The Big Bopper”) and Lydia Lyons who will shake, rattle and roll performing Jan 21 10am - 3:30pm “Pastel Portraits,” One-day Intensive with Mac Mc-
as “Buddy Holly,” “Jerry Lee Lewis,” “Elvis,” “Leslie Gore,” “Ritchie Valens,” “Sam Williams. This course will share techniques in how to achieve realistic and dynamic
Cooke,” “Dusty Springfield,” and “Johnny Cash.” portraits in pastel. Concentrating on realistic modeling of forms, warm and cool colors,
Performances run Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 5 - 7 at 7:30 p.m., closing Janu- layering techniques and proportion studies. To register contact: email@example.com
ary 8 with a 2:00 p.m. matinee. All performances are on the newly remodeled stage of or 831-901-5238.
the Golden Bough Theatre, Monte Verde St. between 8th and 9th, Carmel. Visual Journaling
Ticket Information. Mondays 6-8 pm. Get your creative juices flowing with help expand or develop
General admission single ticket prices range from $16 to $35 with discounts avail- a creative practice. Write, draw, doodle and collage. Explore prompts to pursue your
able for seniors over 65, students, children ($7), teachers, and active military. Ticket passions, with questions that quench. Learn mixed-media techniques to make brilliantly
price for New Years Eve event is $75 per person. 2012 Season FlexPasses are available colored art-journal pages. To register contact: Alana Puryear, 659-5732 or alanamaree@
for up to ten Pacific Repertory Theatre productions with up to 40 percent savings over yahoo.com.
single ticket prices.
The Pacific Repertory Theatre Box Office is located at the Golden Bough Playhouse Drawing, Painting, Color and Design
on Monte Verde Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Business Tuesdays 6:30- 8:45 pm. This class combines basic drawing techniques and
hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11am – 4pm. Telephone (831) 622-0100 or visit painting in watercolor, acrylic, or oils. Students will bring their own preferred materi-
www.pacrep.org for more information. als. Individual expression will be encouraged, while fine tuning media application and
PacRep is supported by ticket sales, individual donations, special events, and grants visual art skills. Beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels welcome. 125.00 for 8
from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, The weeks enrollment. To register contact: Dante Rondo 626-4259 for more details www.
Berkshire Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The STAR Foundation, The Nancy danterondo.com
Buck Ransom Foundation, The Chapman Foundation, and the Harden Foundation, Flower Focus
among many others. Wednesdays 1 -3 pm. Paint, chat, support, enjoy the mystery of watercolor or
acrylic $60 per 6-week session. To register contact: Julie Heilman at 831-917-0009.
Thursdays, 6-8 pm. Basics of perspective, shadow, and line. Beginners wel-
come. Please pre-register at with Jane Flury. 831-402-5367 or firstname.lastname@example.org. $75
per 4-week session.
Drop-In Figure Drawing Practice
Tuesdays 9 am-12 noon. $10
Wednesdays 6 pm - 9 pm, $10.
Saturdays First Saturday of each month only. 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. $10
Tuesdays Salsa with Dasha, 7:00 – 7:30pm Mambo Novice? Two Left Feet
FREE 7:30 – 8:30pm Mambo Beginner Level/Back to Basics $10
Thursdays Tai-Chi, 2-3 pm. A discipline which teaches relaxation, fitness &
defense. Instructor: Pat Roberts, 831-233-0531 $10
Sundays Salsa with Dasha, 5:00 – 5:30pm Mambo Shines/Intermediate Level
$5 • 5:30 – 6:30 Mambo Combos/ Intermediate Partnering $10
Saturday January 21st,7-10pm FREE, songbooks provided
January 6, 2012 • CEDAR STREET Times • Page 11
First of 2012
Hospice Foundation receives two major grants
Hospice Foundation has received a grant of $75,000 from Community Foundation
for Monterey County to fund local end-of-life care services for children, and a $45,000
grant from Monterey Peninsula Foundation to fund practical training in grief support for
marriage and family therapist interns. Community Foundation for Monterey County’s
grant is from its Rudy E. Futer Fund for Human & Humane Needs. Monterey Peninsula
Foundation is host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Established in 1997, Hospice Foundation is a non-profit community-based phi-
lanthropy which solely funds end-of-life care programs in Monterey and San Benito
“These local foundations have formed a unique funding partnership with us to en-
sure the availability of end-of-life care and support services in our community,” said Lisa
Bennett, director of development for Hospice Foundation and a Pacific Grove resident.
For more information, call (831) 333-9023 or visit www.hospicegiving.org.
Feast of Lanterns 2012 Board of Directors
The first baby born in 2012 at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
is Vivienne McDonald, who arrived at 3:02 a.m. Jan. 1 -- her due date. Her
parents are Kelly and Patrick McDonald and she has an older sister, Katie, who
is 5. Patrick recently completed studies at the Defense Language Institute and
the family will soon be moving to Italy.
PGHSAA Names Officers
and Board Members for 2012
The Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc. has elected board members and of-
ficers for 2012. The new board will be holding a planning meeting on Saturday,
January 7, 2012 to formulate plans for this year’s Feast of Lanterns Celebration
in July. Standing L-R: Lonnie Annand Houston, Joni Coleman Birch, Shelby
Birch, Sherry Heitz Sands, Treasurer Kaye Coleman, Joe Shammas and Sec-
retary Terry Bishop Peterson. Seated L-R: President Marabee Rush Boone,
Carol Bradley Lauderdale and Vice President Rebecca Barrymore.
Baskin Foundation sponsors
women’s UC education with grants
Low-income students now pay an estimated 34 percent of their families’ annual
income for a year’s tuition at a University of California school, up from 32 percent in
2006. According to a California Postsecondary Education Commission report released
earlier this year, costs associated with UC education have severely outpaced inflation in
recent years, disproportionately impacting low-income students’ (with a family income At its October meeting, the Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association
of $31k or less) ability to afford post-secondary education in the state. The majority of elected its 2012 officers and board members. The new slate will be installed at
low-income post-secondary students are women. the January 12 meeting, to be held at 6:00 pm at the Pacific Grove Community
In 2008, the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation launched its inaugural scholarship Center. Executive officers (L-R) include Edie Adams McDonald, class of 1956,
program, providing outstanding women students at Cabrillo College, Hartnell College vice president; Joanie Hyler, class of 1968, treasurer; Beth Penney, class of
and Monterey Peninsula College with a two-year $20,000 grant to support completion 1973, president; Donna Murphy, class of 1979, corresponding secretary; and
of their college education at a UC campus. (front) Ruth Grooms Matthews, class of 1964, recording secretary.
“Education is one of the most important things in my life and family, and the
welfare of people,” Jack Baskin, founder, said of the scholarship. New board members to be installed at the January 12 meeting are Patricia Fifer
Peggy and Jack Baskin formed the foundation in 2007, with the mission of providing Keiffer, class of 1960; Faith Van Woerkom Beety, class of 1973; and Sharon Johansen,
“opportunities for social change and justice by promoting innovative and sustainable class of 1975. They join a 16-person board that meets 7 times each year to manage
strategies for eliminating the obstacles facing marginalized segments of our society, the Association’s business, consider requests from the high school for funding; award
and enabling the potential of individuals and communities.” scholarships to graduating Pacific Grove High School students, and plan activities.
“Our biggest success [with the Foundation] would be to help educate a genera- Money for funding and scholarships comes from donations made to the Association, a
tion of women who are capable of shaping public policy,” Peggy Baskin said. “Each 501(c)(3) corporation, which was originally formed in 1889 and reactivated in 1962.
scholarship recipient, each new program we launch, is a step toward that success.” Last year, the Association awarded $12,800 in scholarships and $3,500 in funding for
To date, the Baskin Foundation has provided more than $600,000 in grants sup- the high school and its programs. Several open seats remain on the board.
porting girls’ education and women’s issues in the Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, Graduates and attendees of Pacific Grove High School, as well as those who attended
as well as the San Francisco Bay Area. Girls in Engineering (associated with the UC of any of the district’s public schools, are welcome to join the Association; membership
Santa Cruz Foundation), Girls for a Change and CEO Women are among the recipients. forms are available on the Web site. Dues are $15 per year.
The next application round for the Baskin Foundation Scholarship will begin in For more information about the Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association
early 2012 through the community colleges. For more information on the Foundation, and its programs, or about joining the Association or its board, visit the PGHSAA web
visit www.baskinfoundation.org. site at www.pgusd.org/alumni.
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Health and Well-Being
Happy New Year! This is the end of the
world as we know it. . . NOW
Welcome To Infinity & Beyond…2012!
The Method of the enterprising is to plan with
audacity & execute with vigor. poker or Life.
-Christian Nevell Bovee Rhonda M. Farrah, M.A. I invite you to do just that…Go All
In, and give everything…all throughout
this New Year…2012! Yes, it’s time to
Well, here we are…A brand new
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What a year 2011 was: Unsettling…
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filled with both Joy and challenges on
As I take inventory of those precious of my Life! Once again, after I realized Thought for 2012…For Life…On… YOU!
many levels for each and every one of us.
assets from within, of restored balance, the Reality that it’s not aiming too high YOU Are Marvelous! YOU Are
As for me, I chose to see the Joy, as well as
and that Authentic Power from within and missing, but, rather, aiming too low Amazing! YOU Are Loved!
the struggle and challenges as Blessings…
that is present in each and every one of and hitting that dis-empowers, my jour- And…most of ALL…YOU Are One with
perhaps wrapped in different paper, some
us, I look back on 2011, and am thankful ney has expanded and I began to look at GOD!
with ribbon and bows, and lots without the
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felt that this beginning of a new era would continue to feed my ability to rise to each ing picture than I was, in ways that affect IT and RECEIVE IT…NOW!
never end, it also seems like we just began new challenge, as well as appreciate each the planet and our well-being in almighty May 2012 be filled with much
the year 2011. and every success, from the smallest to ways. NOW…That’s empowering! So Love, Peace, Joy, Excellent
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many ways, IT is the end of the world as
we know IT. And IT truly is a time to FEEL So, 2011, thank you for the blessings trust you have shown me, and for the op- Your families, friends, and Loved
FINE…and then some. and successes, regardless of the wrapping portunity to serve you. Here’s to making ones…NOW!
For me 2011 was a year of healing, paper they arrived in. 2012 a year where together we reach new Happy New Year 2012 YOU!
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mind, my Spirit, my Authentic Self. And effective relationships and collaboration, how much Life is a reflection of what There is that Spirit of Life, Light, and Love.
through it all, my sense of purpose is clear my well-received publications, messages, goes on during this same game. Actually, The more you feast on these ideas and fast
and re-defined – re-invented, if you will and ministries, that are unfolding and my poker mentors, aside from being very from old corrosive ones, the closer you
-- in some magnificent and remarkable transforming; of some thoroughly mag- patient with my learning curve to mas- experience the Life you desire.”
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January 6, 2012 • CEDAR STREET Times • Page 13
To a Mailman On the
Marge Ann Jameson
Occasion of His Retirement
His name is Vince Interrante. I’ve thought about him a lot during the nine years
that my wife and I have been blessed to live on his route. I don’t know him well. I’m
Cedar Street Times’s Opinion
not his relative, or even his friend in the usual sense. I’m just his customer. And yet, I
know him well enough to know with certainty that Vince the mailman is a great man.
His gift is his shining example of humanity at its best, one who’s made generosity and Resolutions, revolutions
inspiration a career choice, who is a daily reminder that any of us may drop a pebble I saw a link in Huffington Post (was it?) to an opinion piece in
in the pond and refresh the lives of everyone around.
Vince is a little guy with a big, clarion voice. Arrival each day is heralded by his the New York Times with the headline “The Joy of Quiet.” I only
unmistakable greetings to neighbors along the street, hearty hallos that never fail to made it through the first paragraph, wherein the author dropped some
brighten the day. On his appointed rounds, along with bills and mailers, he always deliv- names I’d never heard, and I decided I was hopelessly stodgy and quit
ers abundant energy, a positive spirit, a love of people and of his own work ― and neither reading. Then a friend send me a link to the same story and I figured
snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, nor a slowed pace, nor even retirement someone was trying to make me read this thing, so I did. It wasn’t
shall stay this courier from delivering what he’s always handed out so well ― pure joy.
Imagine if we all did that. Well, because his example is so clear, so constant, I’m
about name-dropping jet-setters. It was about the value of discon-
sure that all of us in Vince’s care deliver at least a bit more joy than we would otherwise. necting from the constant barrage of data and “connectiveness” that
Vince, you’ve made it look easy ― this buoyant trudging ― and I know it hasn’t has become the hallmark of our existence in the age of iPhones and
always been so for you, since it never is. You’ve been no less than a daily inspiration, and Facebook, Twitter and Google Alerts.
because you’ve reminded us every day of life well-lived, it cannot be easily forgotten. The average American adult, says the author, Pico Iyer, spends
Thank you. Bless you. eight and a half hours each day in front of a screen, presumably work-
ing or online and not playing endless games of solitaire.
The average American teenager whizzes through 75 text messages
How to disconnect? he asks. Go for long walks. Try yoga or tai
chi. “Forget” the cell phone when you go out. He, himself, moved to
rural Japan and doesn’t even know how to use Twitter.
Well, I liked the part about walks, having tried for months to leave
my car at home and walk to work. But I found that, though walking to
work was a joy, walking home in the dark, a mile up hill, eventually
The Green Way To Get Your
got to me. And there are all those place I need to go, quickly, making
my car a necessity. Right?
I love tai chi, but the class I joined meets on the same night as the
Local News city council. Thus, I missed every other class and I was falling too far
behind, so I quit.
I tried leaving my iPhone behind. I got short of breath after half
an hour and had to go get it. My mother is 81. She might need to reach
Get the best of local news and great local photography me, I told myself.
I don’t send Twitters. Tweets. Whatever they’re called. No, I
each Thursday, at least 12 hours before everyone else. found a widget that links my Facebook page to Twitter so that I only
We’ll send you a link to the latest issue of Cedar Street have to send a Facebook update and it shows up on my Twitter and on
Times online. my website as well. So much time saved, assuming there are people
It’s free and only costs the environment what an email out there hanging on my every word. So much time saved that I can
costs. Read it at your leisure and you won’t have to go spend connecting in other ways.
Perhaps, then, I’m doomed to remain connected. I’m in the news
out and try to find it on the biz, you know. I have to be connected, I tell myself. So there will
newsstands. be no resolution about relaxing or disconnecting in the coming year.
But if picking up Cedar Street Times is your excuse I tried that last year. My “quiet time” is the hour I spend on emails
for a walk, don’t let us stop you. You can find it at more while savoring my first cup of coffee in the morning. My condescen-
than 130 locations across Pacific Grove, Carmel, Sea- sion to disconnecting is that I don’t text, but that has more to do with
an unwillingness to pay for text messages and an inability to type with
side, Monterey and Pebble Beach beginning Thursday my thumbs than anything else.
nights. Typing. And so we come to the revolution part. It’s about typing.
I hereby resolve to save enough time by not texting and by combining
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“Funny Girl” the Concert Kiosk
For Info call: 831 646-1213
In This Issue
Fri., May 6
my Facebook and Twitter and website updates that I will have time to
Thurs, March 10 Mike Beck & the
10:00 a.m. Registration Bohemian Saints
Jack LaLanne Celebrity PG Art Center
PG Golf Links $10
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Fri., May 6
º Opening Reception
proofread more. I was genuinely embarrassed when I did the Year in
Thurs., March 10 Illustrating Nature
7:30 p.m. PG Museum Collaborating- Below
Jack Nisbet 165 Forest and Page 6-7 Model UN - Pages
Speaking on David Douglas 2nd annual exhibit 11 Maintaining history
of work by
Monterey Native Plant CSUMB Science Illustration - Page 19
Society Meeting students
PG Museum of Natural History
Free Sat., May 7
Fri., March 11 13th Annual May Faire
Review at how many typos I’d not seen. Well, maybe I’ll just turn on
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Monterey Bay Charter
Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen School
1004 David Avenue
Classic American folk singers
March 4-11, 2011 Pacific Grove Community News Vol. III, Issue 24
Sat., March 12 Sat., May 7
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7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 8 PM
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May 6-12, 2011
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The Works in concert to
benefit Tyler Heart
that annoying spellchecker. Such a time-saver.
over mold, leaks and more
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• Sat., May 7
Sat., March 12 8 PM
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. By Marge Ann Jameson and Cameron Douglas Battle of the Bands
Pet Trust Seminar & Soloists
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue Performing Arts Center
700 Jewel Ave., PG Complaints by tenants about the upkeep of a Pacific Grove mixed- Tickets $5 students,
831 718-9122 use property have caught the attention of city and county officials. • For the second year,
• The property, located at 301 Grand Avenue on the corner of Laurel, Sat. May 14 York School knitted
Sat., March 19 hats for newborns
is owned by Sam J. Matar. It has seen several businesses come and 2-4 PM at Natividad Medical
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Walk of Remembrance: Center and
go over the past few years. Residential and commercial tenants state delivered them just
“Problem Solving through Poetry” The in time for Mothers
that they have seen no cooperation from the owner’s representative, Pacific Grove Day. In 2009, students
Poet- in-Residence Chinese Fishing Village 450 hats; this year knitted about
Poetry Workshop Rose Marie Coleman. Meet at PG Museum they made 350,
A large room on the ground floor facing Grand Avenue is currently 146 by York student
Dr. Barbara Mossberg Jesse
PG Public Library marked “For Rent.” Examination of the rental space during recent
165 Forest Ave. alone. Said Pam Sanford, Blalock
• Learning coordinator, Service
$15 rains showed a pool of water covering most of the floor. A tangle of “We try to do
648-5760 exposed electrical wires runs beneath the eaves. Thick mold is visible Sat., May 14 projects where kids
are learning, not
LMaddale@pacificgrove.lib.ca.us on several interior surfaces. just providing manpower.”
Joseph Berry, a Section 8 tenant, and Larry Zeller reside in units 103rd Birthday Party
Sunday, March 13 upstairs. Zeller had a business on the ground floor until last fall, Photo by Cameron
1:30 PM when conditions drove his business, which is primarily making hair • pictures on page 8.
Steve Palumbi presents his book: pieces for cancer patients, to another location, causing him financial Sun., May 15
The Death & Life of Monterey Bay 2-4 PM
loss and distress. Advance Health Care
Above: Downstairs, water flows from under the floor after Kurt Heisig Music is the most recent commercial renter. In Planning
651 Sinex Ave. Pacific Grove recent rains. Below, left: The flue of a wood stove is missing. St. Mary’s Episcopal
Heisig's music store, an area on the ceiling has begun to discolor, Church
No Charge-Community 146 Twelfth St., Pacific
At right, a rainwater catchment made of Zip-Loc bags the exposing what was likely the owner/manager's effort to disguise water Grove
Welcome RSVP 657-4193 or •
tenant rigged to keep his bedroom dry. damage with mere paint. He states that he’s afraid to unpack all of his Sun., May 15
antique display equipment for fear it will be ruined. 6-9 PM
Pebble Beach Beach
Two ground-floor suites on the Laurel Avenue side are also ad-
vertised for rent, one of the most recent tenants being a pre-school. & Tennis Club
Walls have caved in, wires are exposed, and there is a reek of mold Friends of Sean Muhl
Inside in the air inside. A wood stove, likely too close to the walls to pass
a fire inspection, sits without its flue. Black mold is crawling up the
By Marge Ann Jameson and whisk them home,
Cop Log ................................3 walls in the bathroom and spots the beams in the ceiling. it was
Food ...................................12 In the residential units upstairs, water flows along beams in the waiting in front of Carnegia as if they were But there will be new
Green Page ..................19, 20 tenants' bedrooms. They have rigged catchments to "keep from being sines, not a middle school Hall for limou- in their footsteps if the talents following
Last weekend a stellar in Pacific Grove. funding holds out.
Health & Well-Being ...........15 rained on." performance Next year, many of And when Pacific Grove
this group will be hears that there’s
Letters to the Editor
High Hats & Parasols ...........4 was given by a select gone, scattered going to be an encore,
Stairs are wobbly and the tenants have torn up carpeting which group
ers, actors and musicians, of poets, danc- across the state to colleges and universities they’d better get their
Legal Notices ........................5
was soaked with rain water to keep the floor underneath from rotting.
City Building Official John Kuehl examined the premises with
Inside supporting the arts at all in the name of and the country. A few
Pacific Grove High already poised to launch careers in are
Now Showing......................14 School. In the line-up the arts. More photos: pages
another building inspector on Jan. 31. In a letter dated Feb. 3, 2011, Cop Log .......................... were
class: Kylie Batlin, Montereyfour best-in- 6 and 7
Below, the Laurel Avenue side of the building. Would you Kuehl notified property owner Sam J. Matar that Kuehl’s office has Food .......................... ......3 County Po-
Peeps ...................................9 .. (dark) etry Out Loud winner
received multiple calls with concerns about the building and that Green Page ..................19, from 2009; Morgan
Rain Gauge ..........................2 rent it? 20 Brown, California state
remediation was needed, setting deadlines. Health & Well-Being
High Hats & Parasols
.......... 16 winner from 2010; EnochPoetry Out Loud
Up & Coming calendar .......17 Some issues raised in Kuehl’s letter to the property owner are: ...........4 Chair Clarinet for the Matsumura, First
Legal Notices ........................5 state of California;
Young Writers’ Corner ..........3 Roof leaks, exterior dry rot, window leaks, no permanent heat
Now Showing............ and Robert Marchand,
source for residential units, various electrical hazards, no operable ..........12
Up & Coming ................14, Poetry Out Loud winner California state
smoke detectors, appearance of interior mold and unsanitary condi- Peeps .......................... 15 for 2011.
As parents, faculty and
tions, plumbing leaks, fire hazard from a dislodged flue. Sports .......................... .........9 filed in and took their administrators
“A letter like this is not common,” said Kuehl, adding that he has .........2
Writers’ Corner .....................6 seats, it was obvious
from the electricity in
Make us your friend on seen “maybe ten” such situations in the past 4 years. Kuehl indicated Rainy season is over
the air that the audi-
- no rain
ence was in for a rare
Facebook to receive repairs had to be made by March 17, 2011 to avoid abatement by the gauge until fall opportunity. Where
else, for a mere $7 could
calendar updates and city attorney, and that final approvals had to be obtained by that time. talent on one beautifully one see so much
reminders on your The property owner could be subject to fines determined by a restored stage?
They danced, they sang,
Facebook page! hearing officer if they remain out of compliance. Should the building Make us your friend they pulled
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They recited poetry
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gave dramatic performances
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When the going gets tough,
the tough make pizza
Tough Guy Pizza from Lallapalooza Restaurant
A couple of months ago Chef Luis, pizza very nicely. The Malbec grape
from Lallapalooza Restaurant located originated in France and is now grown all
on Alvarado St. downtown Monterey,
attended an international pizza school
Richard Oh over the world. It was used as a blend-
ing wine and is a varietal in making a
in San Francisco. It’s a four-day course French Bordeaux claret blend. However,
taught by Master instructor, Chef Tony
Gemignani. Chef Luis has brought back
some new recipes and has integrated them
Oh, have a taste! as it grew more popular, winemakers are
now making a 100% Malbec wine. I like
the deep color, spices, hints of plum and
into the revamped menu. All the pizza earthy undertones, with a nice tannin struc-
dough is made fresh daily and cooked in ture. The Malbec grape is thin-skinned
their 800° wood-fired brick oven. You defi- and requires more sun and heat to ripen
nitely can taste the difference. The dough properly. Lodi definitely has the heat for
is lighter and has a nice consistency. You the Malbec grape. If you haven’t tried a
can taste the freshness. Go try some of Malbec, you’re missing out. Grab a bottle
their new pizzas soon or make your own. of this great wine at Terranova Fine Wines
Lalla’s has a very diverse menu. So you located in Downtown Monterey or visit
will find something for everyone. From Pasos Vineyards tasting room in Lodi.
seared Ahi tuna to amazing burgers to piz- Winemaker Antonio Pasos was born
zas to quesadillas to salads to steaks and in Monterey, California and moved to the
tantalizing desserts. They offer specialty Madera valley to work in the family vine-
burgers like the nacho burger. Yes, nacho yards. He developed a deep passion for vi-
burger. The varied flavors will leave your ticulture, wine and wine making. Dreams
mouth wanting more. They also have a of owning his own winery and producing
very nice wine list and an awesome martini his own handcrafted wines where he could
selection. The staff is very attentive and focus on the art of wine making followed.
will take care of you. It’s well worth it. He graduated from California State Uni-
versity at Fresno and went to work for
Tough Guy Pizza at E&J Gallo, Fenestra Winery and others.
In early 2004 he moved to the Lodi Appel-
Lallapalooza Restaurant lation to start his namesake winery, Pasos
Vineyards. There, working with Mediter-
The dough ranean varietals that do well in the San
2 cups All Trumps Flour Joaquin Valley, he has built the premier
½ cup water 10-12 inches. For the crust: fold the edge 1 Tbsp Parsley
of dough toward the center, kneading it boutique winery of the Lodi Appellation.
¼ tsp salt 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese Antonio buys and grows only the best
gently, while maintaining a round shape.
grapes and uses new French, Hungarian
Starter yeast Preheat oven to 450° F. Spread sauce and American oak barrels for his small lot
¼ cup warm tap water The sauce evenly over the dough. Add cheese and production. His motto is simply: “Always
¾ cup all purpose unbleached flour 1 can tomato sauce the toppings over the sauce. Don’t cover put quality first.”
¼ tsp yeast 1 tsp balsamic vinegar the edge where the crust will form. Use Please try the pairing for yourself.
1 tsp oregano a pizza stone for best results and bake for Your taste buds will thank you for it. If
Procedure 1 tsp basil 5 to 10 minutes. you have comments or suggestions, please
Starter 1 tsp salt I paired the Tough Guy Pizza with email me: Richard@ottercovewines.com
Dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup of warm 1 clove garlic chopped a Pasos Vineyards Malbec, Lodi. The
water and allow it to stand for approxi- spices from the wine complimented the Cheers!
mately 5 - 8 minutes in a medium bowl. Procedure
Add the 3/4 cup flour, and mix until the Put all ingredients in a pot and stir
flour is absorbed. Cover the starter with a over medium heat. Let simmer for 10
cotton towel and allow it to remain at room minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside
temperature for one hour. and let cool.
Mix the flour, water, and salt together 8 slices of Pepperoni
in a bowl. The water should be at room 8 slices of Salami
temperature. Add the starter and continue 4 pieces of Prosciutto
to mix the ingredients to the consistency 2 slices of Bacon cut into ½ inch pieces
of a soft dough. Knead the dough until it is 1 Sausage link sliced into ¼ inch pieces
smooth and elastic. For best results, place Red Onion to taste
the dough in the refrigerator overnight. Mushrooms (Portobello/Shitake/Button)
Dust some flour over a hard surface. Roll sliced into thin pieces
the dough out into a circular shape of about
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January 6, 2012 • CEDAR STREET Times • Page 15
The Green Page
Safer pine trees for Pacific Grove residential areas
planted in PG, including some street not subject to direct ocean
By Bruce Cowan trees and a few at the golf course/ wind, but in any case they
Environmental Landscape Consultant- cemetery area. Foliage looks similar are smaller and not risky
-Retired to a Monterey pine, with two needles like Monterey pines. Sunset
per cluster instead of three. Growth is Western Garden Book says,
Monterey pines (Pinus radiata) shorter and more rounded, like an oak. “Fairly fast growing to
really define the character of our town. Becomes too massive for small yards, 20-35 feet. Nursery-grown
Even so, a neighbor expressed concern but if side branches are removed as it trees compact, pyramidal,
to me about an ordinance requirement grows it will have a straight trunk with somewhat irregular. Coast
to replace a large dangerous, dying a rounded top. I saw forests of them in trees dwarfed, contorted by
overmature Monterey pine with another Spain, and particularly in Portugal near winds. Hardy anywhere,
Monterey pine. Wouldn’t anyone be the Atlantic coast. I never saw any tall but not at its best in hot
reluctant to replace a tree that has caused enough to look threatening to buildings dry areas. Good looking in
a lot of fear or worry and expense for or houses. Sunset Western Garden Book youth. Densely foliaged,
years with one or two of the same fast- says: “Moderate growing to 40-80 feet. takes training well. One
growing species? Monterey pines in our Excellent in beach gardens. Eventually of the best small pines for
yard gave us many sleepless nights dur- too large for small gardens. Splendid small gardens. Does well in
ing windstorms, and finally two fell on roadside tree. Young trees are handsome, containers.”
seperate occasions damaging neighbors’ old trees striking.” No shore pines have
properties. Italian stone pines and Canary been planted on the Mon-
During my 44 years as a resident of Island pines tend to be more resistant to terey Peninsula as far as
Pacific Grove a number of large pines pine pitch canker than Monterey pines, I know, but I think they
have come down, some onto houses. It is but the disease has recently begun to could be very successful for
only a matter of time until someone dies. infect both species small yards in our coastal
One visitor was killed in the Monarch Canary Island pine environment. Coming from
Sanctuary by a falling pine branch. a rainier environment than
Many residents love the “Piney PG, they might need a little
A handsome, upper canopy tree
Woods” character of Pacific Grove. It is Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergiana) more irrigation, especially
that looks similar to ponderosa pine
a primary reason my wife and I moved to get them started. I’d suggest
here. Our native Monterey pine (Pinus checking a website for whole-
radiata) is a beautiful tree, definitely two needles instead of three. Growth sale nurseries in northern California that
worthwhile preserving in our forests. habit may be twisting and irregular, but might carry them, and purchase a bunch
This should be the only species of pine I’ve never seen any large enough here of seedlings or young ones and maybe
selected for Washington Park and Rip to cause severe damage or injury if they a couple of larger ones to test. I have no
Van Winkle and other natural greenbelts. fall. A typical one may be seen on the knowledge of its susceptibility or resis-
However, it is a dangerous tree not very wall at the southwest corner of the PG tance to pine pitch canker.
satisfactory for residential properties in Police Station on Pine and 16th. Sunset
Pacific Grove--grows too big too fast, Western Garden Book says, “Fast grow-
ing to 100 ft. in Northwest, moderate to Bruce Cowan
falls readily and is short-lived for a tree.
20 feet in southern California and Landscape Volunteer, Consultant
It is susceptible to pine pitch canker.
Sunset Western Garden Book describes desert. Handsome tree in youth.
it as follows: “Very fast growing to 80 to Takes to pruning like cloth to
100 feet, 6 feet a year when young. 50 scissors: shear it into Christmas
feet in 12 years. Often shallow rooted, tree form or make it into cascade.
subject to blowdown. In coastal Cali- Excellent in planter or as bon-
fornia gets many pests, suffers smog sai.” I’ve not seen any with pine
damage, water molds.” pitch canker, but can’t verify its
Upper canopy Monterey pines do resistance.
create pleasant views along the streets Another pine, untested here,
of Pacific Grove. They are a pleasurable that could potentially be perfect
part of our community--except to the for many of our urban landscapes-
property owner or neighbor who hap- -even small yards:
pens to live under one. Probably within Shore pine, beach pine
the lifetimes of most PG residents virtu- (Pinus contorta)
ally every upper canopy Monterey pine Same species as lodgepole
in Pacific Grove that is mature now will pine of the high Sierra, but smaller
either fall, or die, or need to be removed and adapted to coastal environ-
for safety reasons. A young Monterey ment. Very common in coastal
pine makes a good landscape tree for areas of northern California and
ten, maybe 15 years. By age 25--the age especially the Oregon coast, both
this species is harvested for lumber in Canary Island pine in natural forests and in land-
New Zealand--it can already cause prob- (Pinus canariensis) scapes. They look somewhat like
lems to infrastructure, or perhaps even Monterey pines but with shorter,
become dangerous. stiffer needles in twos instead of
of the Sierras, but is more adapted to
Several other pines that may be Shore pine, beach pine
a coastal environment. The City of threes. Trees are straight trunked if
more appropriate than Monterey pines (Pinus contorta)
Monterey has planted a number of them,
for urban landscapes in PG include:
including at the bus transit center and
Italian stone pine or umbrella pine along Del Monte Blvd. Sunset Western
A number of them are already
Garden Book says, “Fast growth to 60-
80 ft., sometimes less. Resistant to oak Draft Urban Forest Management
root fungus. Very young
plants are gawky, but soon Plan posted for public review
outgrow their awkward The Draft Urban Forest Management Plan is now available for public re-
phase. Drought tolerant, view. It has been posted and is available to download on the City’s website at:
but needs water in Southern http://ci.pg.ca.us/pubworks/forestry.htm
California.” Seems resistant Hard copies are provided to the City Council, NRC, and UFAC. Hard cop-
to pine pitch canker. Some ies are also available for viewing at City Hall in the Community Development
books mention that they are Department or at the Pacific Grove Library.
good for narrow spaces. The Urban Forest Advisory Committee will continue its review of the Urban
Japanese black pine Forestry Standards (Draft UFMP Chapter 5) and the Ordinance on January 10
and January 17 at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall. Agendas will be available and posted
(Pinus thunbergiana) prior to the meetings.
Looks somewhat like
Italian stone pine or umbrella pine (Pinus pinea). Monterey pine, but with
Page 16 • CEDAR STREET Times • January 6, 2012
The Green Page
Best view of the Monarchs Everyone's Harvest Big Idea:
I don’t make as many visits to the Monarch Sanctuary as some do but my special More outreach to youth
and their parents
part of the day to view the Monarchs is later in the day, maybe an hour before dark-
ness as I enjoy watching the Monarchs making and joining the all night “clusters”on
the tree branches.
After the docents leave for the day, there are a lot of late visitors who never see a In Monterey County, low-income neighborhoods face minimal access in fresh
single Monarch, as they don’t recognize that those lumpy looking branches are ALL produce. Some 21 percent of Monterey County teens were considered obese in 2007,
Monarchs settling in for the night. according to the Monterey County Health Profile. That’s about 22,499 teens.
The best clue is to watch a butterfly, still in flight, circling around the lumpy Our U.S. Surgeon General stated:
branches, and there they are. “Our nation’s biggest health problem is obesity and its diet related diseases. It’s the
So far as I know, the best viewing spots still are the trees, up and just over the fence fastest-growing cause of disease and death in America and it’s completely preventable.”
from the motel back road,next to the 2 story Motel Victorian house of the Butterfly Inn, Lifestyle changes, access to fresh produce and nutrition education can help. Every-
That curved Cypress branch overhanging the back road seems to be one of their one’s Harvest runs the Marina, Pacific Grove, and Alisal Certified Farmers’ Markets. In
favorite night roosts. 2010, the nonprofit launched an Edible Education for Healthy Youth program teaching
Happy New Year, and GOOD VIEWING youth about nutrition, small-scale family farmers and local produce.
Helen Johnson In 2012, it will reach out to more youth and their parents.
Pacific Grove New aspects of the program include: interactive nutritional presentations at various
after-school clubs informing youth about the importance of healthy eating and where
to get fresh food; healthy cooking workshops engaging family members in our outdoor
Monarch Alert Counts
kitchen to preparing healthy recipes alongside a chef; farmers’ market scavenger hunts
helping youth discover the bounty of nutritious food and connect with local agriculture.
Community funding means more families receive free nutritional lessons, fresh produce
December 29 and 30 and $5 market coupons.
Erica Krygsman (Monarch Alert Field Coordinator for Monterey County)
conducted this week’s Monterey County monarch counts on December 29 and
Save Our Shores seeks
30. The average number of monarchs counted at the Pacific Grove Sanctuary
was 9566, an increase from last week’s count. The number of monarchs counted Sanctuary Stewards
at Andrew Molera State Park also increased to 4063 and at the private property For the benefit of the marine environment, Save Our Shores (SOS), ocean awareness
site in Big Sur the number increased to 8563. The three other sites advocates on the Central Coast, are looking for the next class of local leaders to join
with clusters this week (Plaskett Creek Campground, Point Lobos Reserve, the 2012 Sanctuary Steward Program. Sanctuary Stewards are the core volunteer force
and George Washington Park) had counts slightly higher or the approximately of Save Our Shores, each one of them instrumental in advancing ocean conservation
the same as the previous week. Temperatures were very warm on Thursday and work in the communities surrounding Monterey Bay.
cool on Friday, with calm winds both days. Next counts are scheduled for Janu- The Sanctuary Steward training course begins in Santa Cruz on February 21, and
ary 4 and 5. continues on Tuesday evening through April 10. The course includes presentations from
local experts on the ecology of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, sustainable
COUNTS - MONTEREY COUNTY fisheries, plastic pollution, clean boating, ocean policy and advocacy. Stewards also
Pacific Grove Sanctuary 9566 receive hands-on training in classroom and outdoor event leadership with the staff of
George Washington Park 48 Save Our Shores. An alternate training based in Monterey will be held in April and May.
Point Lobos Reserve 927 Following the training, Stewards will take the lead on Save Our Shores’ beach and
Andrew Molera State Park 4063 river cleanups, as well as have numerous opportunities to educate, advocate, and share
Private Property, Big Sur 8563 their skills. Those looking for opportunities to make a difference in ocean conservation
Plaskett Creek 1126 are encouraged to apply to the 2012 Sanctuary Steward Program.
“The Sanctuary Stewards Program is your chance to make a difference for the ocean
and your community. Get educated, get trained, and get busy as a volunteer leader for
the environment with Save Our Shores in 2012,” says Andrew Hoeksema, coordinator
of volunteer programs at Save Our Shores.
For more information contact Andrew Hoeksema, Coordinator of Volunteer Pro-
grams at SOS at 831.462.5660 ext. 3 or email@example.com. Information
and applications can be found online at: http://saveourshores.org/volunteer/sanctuary-
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