In This Issue Kiosk Blakeslee not likely to run for re-election by wangnianwu


									           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
            Houston Jones
     High Octane Americana
           7:30 - 9:30 PM
              The Works
             $15.00 cover
              Sun. Jan. 8

                                                                                          Your Community NEWSpaper
              Inside York
          Admissions Event                        Jan. 6-12 2012                                                                                                       Vol. IV, Issue 16
   Begins in the Bishop Library
         on the York campus
                1-3 PM
        Refreshments served
                    •                                                  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
           Public meetings
        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
         Community Center
              Sat. Jan. 21
            Adult Art Class
    at Pacific Grove Art Center
 One-day intensive – Portraits in
          10AM – 3:30PM
     Register: 831-901-5238.
  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                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 ( 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
         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 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
              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@                                                        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
  Press deadline is Wednesday, noon. The paper is distributed on Fri. and
  is available at various locations throughout the city as well as by e-mail
                       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
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                   Distribution: Kellen Gibbs and Peter Munteer
                              Marketing: Joel Bowman

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                                                                                           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                                                                 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.

  Community Forum
                                                                                                                       Smash and grab
                                                                                               Someone smashed a window on a car on Ocean View and grabbed
                                                                                           a purse.
  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.
  project needs.

  • 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

                                                                                             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

Jon Guthrie

    High Hats & Parasols
Dear Readers: Please bear in mind that historical articles such as “High Hats &
Parasols” present our history — good and bad — in the language and terminology
used at the time. The writings contained in “High Hats” are not our words. They are
quoted from Pacific Grove/Monterey publications from 100 years in the past. Our
journalistic predecessors held to the highest possible standards for their day, as do we
at Cedar Street Times. Please also note that any items listed for sale in “High Hats”
are “done deals,” and while we would all love to see those prices again, people also              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
of business.
                                                                                                                    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.
                                    Author’s Notes
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
    Could be.
    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.
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Pacific Grove

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
                                                                                                                                                                    through Sunday.
                                                                                                                                                                         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
                                             Surf Forecast 01/06/12-01/10/12                                                                                        final round at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, when the ac-
                                                                                                                                                                    tion begins at 7:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                         For more information, contact the Pacific Grove
                                             From • Updated 01/05/12 at 6:00 AM                                                                       Chamber of Commerce at 373-3304 or www.pacific-

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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 (             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
                                                        - Council for Responsible Sport                                                                       - Coach Dan Powers

    Breaker of the Week                                                                         Breaker of the Week
       Khalid Ismail                                                                             Jessica Matthews
                                              Sport: Basketball                                                                           Sport: Basketball

                                              Grade: Senior                                                                               Grade:Freshman

                                              Consistently in the lead of scorers                                                         Jessica led Pacific Grove in the
                                              Khalid is new on the team.                                                                  recent league game against King
                                                                                                                                          City with 11 points and 8 rebounds.

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 Up and Coming
  Mark Lemaire and Twilight in Carmel Valley                                         Santa Catalina School to host
                                                                                                  Day of the Arts for
                                                                                             prospective students
                                                                                      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
                                                                                          4:00-4:15 p.m.
                                                                                          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
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

      PacRep to                               Oya Salon to
      hold open                               host Monterey
      auditions                               Museum of
      Singers, actors                         Art’s Appetite
                                              for Art series
       add dancers
         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,  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 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, 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
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                                                                                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
                    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
            good name!
                                                             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
        Name Statements
                                                             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
(559) 225-6550
                                                                                                                        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 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
for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above myst file a                                     Technology Tuesdays
written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled         The library’s Technology Tuesdays are under way! On Tuesdays from
to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written          5-7 p.m. you can bring your e-reader, iPad, iPod or other electronic gadget
objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of hearing date: February 10,     to the library to learn how to download e-books from the library’s selection,
2012 Time: 9:00 a.m., Dept. 14. The address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of Monterey,
1200 Aguajito Rd., Monterey, CA 93940. A copy of this Order To Show Cause shall be published at least once
                                                                                                                        download music and so much more. You don’t need to ask a 12-year-old to
each week for four consecutive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper       help you; you can learn how to do it yourself at the public library.
of general circulation, printed in this county: CEDAR STREET TIMES. DATE: Dec. 29, 2011
Judge of the Superior Court: Kay Kingsley. Publication dates: 01/06/12, 01/13/12, 01/20/12, 01/27/12
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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
indefatigable gadfly.
     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
the road.
                         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:
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
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- 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       
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.
                                                                                                                                Drawing Class
                                                                                                     Thursdays, 6-8 pm. Basics of perspective, shadow, and line. Beginners wel-
                                                                                             come. Please pre-register at with Jane Flury. 831-402-5367 or $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
                                                                                                                              Movement Classes
                                                                                             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

                                                                                                                       Your Achievements

                                                                                                                            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

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                                                               site at
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New You

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
year…2012! Yes, 2012 has dawned …and                Wellness Empowerment                                                                              release all that is not serving you and re-
                                                                                                                                                      alize your Magnificence, your Authentic
for many, it’s not one moment too soon.
                                                                                                                                                      Self from within!
      What a year 2011 was: Unsettling…
                                                    moving forth with the Life I Desire.          Wellness that has enhanced every aspect                  And while you’re at it…here’s a
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
glitter and gold. And while it sometimes            for its memories and reminders that will      Wellness as an even bigger and far reach-              2012 is YOUR Year! BELIEVE
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
      Yes, times are a changin’…and in              the largest, for my Lifetime…To Infinity      stay tuned!
                                                    and Beyond!                                         I am grateful for the support and                Health, & Abundance for YOU,
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!
of Spiritual and Emotional Nourish-                      Thank you for a another wonderfully      heights of success for the highest and best           Thank you for celebrating this most
ment. 2011 didn’t kill me, and thanks to            successful year of Radio Programming          good of all!                                       wonderful year with me…NOW!
its many influences, I am stronger. The             as the host of Help Me Rhonda…NOW!                  As I sit here, conveying my best
                                                    and the opportunity to make some very         wishes for the new year approaching, I’d                          With Love & Blessings,
circumstances, events, and situations of                                                                                                                                           Rhonda
2011 have served me in Mighty ways…                 significant guest appearances on other pro-   like to digress from the traditional for just
teaching me some Life-long lessons,                 gramming for Purpose, for Source. Thank       a moment. Having recently learned to play
yes, more of those, and replenishing my             you 2011 for the powerfully authentic and     the game of poker, I got to thinking about              “There is a mighty Power within you.
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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      each day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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

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                                   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
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                                                                           March 4-11, 2011                Pacific Grove Community News                                                     Vol. III, Issue 24
                                     Sat., March 12                                                                                                                                                                                          Sat., May 7

                                                                          City, tenants tag property owner
                                    7:30 - 9:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                             8 PM
                                  The Black Brothers                                                                                                                                                                                   Al Stewart & Peter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               May 6-12, 2011
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                                       The Works                                                                                                                                                                                             in concert to
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       benefit Tyler Heart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      that annoying spellchecker. Such a time-saver.
                                                                          over mold, leaks and more
                                667 Lighthouse Ave., PG                                                                                                                                                                                                    Inst.

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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,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $10 adults
                                    831 718-9122                                                                                            use property have caught the attention of city and county officials.                                •                                                                                                                                     For the second year,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             students from
                                          •                                                                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2-4:30 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          are learning, not
                                                                                                   on several interior surfaces.                                                                                                                                                                                                           just providing manpower.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PG Library
                                                                                                                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Douglas. More
                                        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
                                   Canterbury Woods
                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Collaborating for
                                                                                                                                            antique display equipment for fear it will be ruined.                                        6-9 PM
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the Arts
                                                                                                                                                 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
                             Movies ................................18
                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tickets early.
                             Now Showing......................14                                                                                                                                                                                                             School. In the line-up                                                                    the arts.    More photos: pages
                             Opinion .................................8
                                                                                                                                            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
                             Sports .................................12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Facebook to receive                  on       beautiful glissandos
                                                                                                                                            be red-tagged the tenants would likely be referred to Mediation of                                                            grand piano. The rafters of the well-worn

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  They recited poetry
                                                                                                                                            request on behalf of the City, and set a new deadline of March 11 for                                                                                the sternum and they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         gave dramatic performances
                                                                                                                                            securing of permits.Also on or by that date, there is to be a meeting                                                        much larger hall.                  worthy of a
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grove as well as our readers elsewhere. We prefer that letters be on local topics. At pres-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  waited in the chill for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kublai Khan in drag                              Brown, that he would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the results. He made                            if she won.
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Page 14 • CEDAR STREET                    Times • January 6, 2012
                             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:
     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.
Dough                                          Toppings
     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
                                                        (Pinus canariensis)
      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
           (Pinus pinea).
    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  
                                                             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 Information
                                                                                                 and applications can be found online at:
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