Miller chosen to replace Lindsay on City Council



Miller chosen to replace Lindsay on City Council
In This Issue
Now – June 20
Treasure Island
8:00 p.m.
Carmel Outdoor Forest Theater
Adults $25, Seniors $20,
Children $15
Matinees: Adults $20,
Children $10
June 1- July 23
Library Summer
Reading Program
Pacific Grove Library
550 Central Avenue
For info: 648-5760
Friday, June 4
7 - 9 p.m.
‘Tiny Treasures’
Opening Reception with
Piano Music by Michael
Pacific Grove Art Center
no-cost for the price of one
June 7 Last Day!
Pre-Registration 2010
Ragamuffin Musical Theatre
Summer Day Camp
The City of Pacific Grove
Recreation Department
Contact: Dianne Lyle
831 372-0375
Friday & Saturday, June 4 & 5
8:00 p.m.
MPC Spring Dance Concert
MPC Main Stage
980 Fremont Street, Monterey
$10 Admission $7 Students
Saturday, June 5
6:00 p.m.
Santa Rosalia Festival
Festa Italia Crab Feed
San Carlos Hall, Monterey
Ann Ferrante 831 375-1407
$35.00 at-the-door
Sunday, June 13
2:00 p.m.
Jane Smiley
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
Reading from new novel
Fundraiser for PG Library
Chautauqua Hall
16th Street & Central Avenue
Followed by
Private Reception
with Jane Smiley
3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Pacific Grove Library
550 Central Avenue
Reservations required
Information: 648-5762
Sunday, June 13
3:00 p.m.
Norma and Richard Mayer
A Fiery Brand of Chamber Music
Pacific Grove Art Center
$10.00 at the door
Now – July 28
1 - 3 p.m.
I Got It Quilted!
Sharon Winter Quilt Exhibit
Back Porch Fabrics
157 Grand Avenue
Now- September 28
10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
The Liturgical Arts of
E. Charlton Fortune
Mora Chapel Gallery
3080 Rio Road
Sundays are Complimentary
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Heritage House Awards - Page 8
June 4-10, 2010
Graduation - Pages 10-13
Solar in foggy PG - Page 18
Pacific Grove Community News
Vol. II, Issue 37
Primary Election: Signs of the Times
Make up your mind before you get to the polls -- unlike the permanent road sign on Skyline Forest. Katie Shain
caught the juxtaposition recently, which speaks volumes about the current slate of candidates.
Miller chosen to
replace Lindsay on
City Council
At a special city council meeting on June 2, Dan Miller was chosen to
fill the vacancy left by Deborah Lindsay, who resigned because her family
is moving to Santa Cruz.
Miller, a former Planning Commissioner who has often addressed
the council on issues such as the consolidation of the fire department
with Monterey, on the tree ordinance issue, the public/private agreement
with the Museum Foundation and CalPERS, was chosen over four other
applicants, including Khalil Ibrahim, Rudy Fischer, Bill Fredrickson and
Richard Ahart. A sixth applicant, Laura Dadiw, withdrew her application.
Miller told the assembly that he wants to focus on the issue of financial
stability for the city as well.
In one of his first actions as a councilmember, Miller voted against
an extension of the lease for the Museum to the Museum Foundation,
saying that part of the reason for pushing the agreement was accreditation
for the Museum but that there is still no accreditation. He was the lone
dissenting vote.
The lease with the Museum Foundation was extended from 15 to 30
See MILLER Page 2
Dan Miller
Times • June 4, 2010
Pacific Grove’s Rain Gauge
Data reported by Guy Chaney
Week ending 06/02/10....................................... .0
Total for the season..................................... 19.91
To date last year (2009)............................... 15.36
Wettest year............................................................. 47.15
during rain year 7/1/97-6/30/98*
Driest year.................................................................. 9.87
during rain year 7/1/75-6/30/76*
*Data from
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years as part of the six-month review process. Also included were revisions in oversight
of museum funds and administration.
Miller’s term will expire with the results of November, 2010 election when six of
the seven members of the city council are up for election, including Mayor Carmelita
Chamber offers bus service
to the US Open June 14-20
Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will run a shuttle bus service to the U.S. Open
2010, Pebble Beach Championship on Monday through Sunday, June 14-20. The hours
for the shuttle are from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm on Monday through Wednesday, 6:30am
until 7:30 pm on Thursday through Sunday.
The shuttle will depart in front of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History.
An added attraction will be the PG Arts & crafts Festival at Jewell Park, with net
proceeds being donated to the Library. the Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday,
June 19 and 20, and an anticipated 25 artisans and artists will display their wares.
There will be departures every 30 minutes for the estimated 20-minute trip to the
tournament at Pebble Beach. The cost is $20 per person per day. A seven-day pass is
available for $60. ( All active military will be $15 per person per day, or $50 for a seven
day pass). Free unlimited parking is available a block away on Ocean View Boulevard.
A comfortable 59-passenger bus from Pacific Monarch will be used for the shuttle and
each rider will receive a special gift bag containing coupons, postcards and brochures.
Programs and pairing sheets are available at the tournament.
The Chamber is offering the shuttle service, which eliminates the need for golf fans
to drive to the campus of California State University Monterey Bay on the former Fort
Ord to board transportation to the championship. Golf fans will not be not allowed to
drive their cars to the tournament on Monday-Sunday.
For more information, contact the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce at 3733304 or visit
PG Feast of Lanterns 2010 Art
Competition – call for art entries
And “DOLL”
yourself up while
your at it!
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(Phone 372-0866
Pacific Grove
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The Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns is now accepting entries to all artists for this
year’s art competition. Artists’ entries that celebrate this 105 year old festival may be
in the form of paintings, photography, fabric art, sculpture or mixed media. Entries
must be received no later than 5:00 pm on June 5, 2010. Cash grand prizees will be
awarded winners.
Art submitted must be original work and represent this year’s theme:
Keeping the Lanterns Lit
All entries must be received by the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns via Cedar
Street Times, Friday through Thursday by appointment 831-324-4742. Office located
at 311A Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove by 5:00 pm Saturday, June 5, 2010. Artists
may also contact Larry Wagner at 831-655-4563.
Accepted entries will be displayed from July 1 through July 31. Winners will be
announced at the artists reception. There will be cash grand prizes for the winners of
this year’s competition along with 2 honorable mention awards. The panel of judges
will be made up of local art aficionados that will judge the work based on how well it
represents the traditions of the Festival and this year’s theme. All work entered must
be available for sale by the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, Inc.
Complete entry rules are available at [email protected] or in person at the Pacific
Grove Chamber of Commerce.
Elect Mary Mangels
Monterey County Treasurer-Tax Collector
Your Current County Treasurer/Tax Collector Lou Solton, left,
and Current Assessor/Clerk-Recorder Steve Vagnini, right,
stand with and endorse Mary Mangels Zeeb for Treasurer/Tax Collector.
To all the citizens of Monterey County, especially taxpayers: It is a privilege to receive the support
of our elected Assessor/Clerk-Recorder and Treasurer/Tax Collector. I want to assure that
I will work hard to maintain their trust – and yours.
Here are the reasons they have endorsed me and why you should, too:
• Experience
(Paid Political Advertisement)
More than 23 years in the Treasurer’s Department, including 12 years as Assistant Treasurer/
Tax Collector, annually submitting balanced budgets
Customer Service
Dedicated to prompt responses to taxpayers and pro-active in making sure taxpayers are
treated fairly and with respect
In the forefront of installing electronic processing services proven to streamline
government and cut costs
Safekeeping County and School Funds
Taking seriously the responsibility of prudently investing funds in the custody of the
treasurer’s office and working with depositors to make sure sufficient funds are available
to meet daily needs
Tom Pollacci faces
additional charges
of forcible rape
Tom Pollacci, convicted April
26 of one count of forcible rape, was
to be arraigned on June 3 on three
additional counts of rape against two
separate victims, according to the office
of Monterey County District Attorney
Dean Flippo. One rape took place in April
2007 and the other two in the fall of 2008.
The alleged victims are not among the
women who testified against Pollacci at
his recent trial.
Pollacci, 50, is a resident of Pebble
Beach. He was to be sentenced June 4 for
the previous conviction but the sentencing
could be delayed because of the new
Remanded into custody after the
conviction on the first charge, Pollacci
remains in custody.
A spokesman for the District
Attorney’s office indicated that an appeal
is expected on that first charge.
Your future depends on it.
June 4, 2010 • CEDAR STREET
Bicycle race this weekend
Pacific Grove Butterfly Criterium June 6
A popular National Prestige Classic bicycle race of the 1970ʼs, the Butterfly
Criterium made its return to the picturesque town of Pacific Grove, California in 2009.
The event was a success for the Central and Northern California cycling community and
the town of Pacific Grove. The race provides a great weekend of racing and relaxation
for both fans and racers.
The race returns bigger and better in 2010. In addition to the regular categories
of male racing, the Butterfly Criterium will be a Northern California Women's Racing
Series event providing women a greater number of classes and strong purses to help
promote women's cycling and racing in Northern California.
The popular kids race for children 10-and-under returns, with medals and MY
Museum passes (click to view) for participants (subject to availability).
Course: The .7-mile course circulates the heart of downtown Pacific Grove. Pro
Men averaged 28-mph laps in 2009. The race starts on Lighthouse Avenue, heading
west on a slight downhill for a right turn around the Pacific Grove Post Office, then a
big downhill sweeper delivering riders to Central Avenue and the Centrella Straight.
Racers follow Central past historic Chatauqua Hall, the Pacific Grove Chamber of
Commerce, the PG Museum and Library before turning right on Fountain and up the
short Kidwell’s Climb. A right back onto Lighthouse takes riders up a 300-meter long,
slight incline to the finish.
Presented by The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce and the Ghost Tree Racing
and VOS Racing Teams
Times • Page 3
The Talk of Pacific Grove
The Young Writers’ Club of Pacific
Grove High School has published
their annual anthology of work, entitled “Talk of the Town.”
The publication is available at various locations throughout town. While
there is no charge for the book, donations are welcome, Young Writer’s
Club advisor Larry Haggquist said.
The anthology includes poetry,
prose, art work and photographs by
A member of the young Writers’
Club, Morgan Brown, recently represented the entire state of California
at the Poetry Out Loud competition
in Washington, DC.
The Forest Theater Guild Presents
Fairness, Respect, and Dignity
Treasure Island
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Department
Deserves New Leadership
That’s Why the Monterey County Prosecutors Association
Endorsed Scott Miller for Monterey County Sheriff
First performed at the Outdoor Forest Theater in 1913
May 28-June 20
Fri. & Sat. 8 PM
Sun. Matinee 2 PM
Monterey County Sheriff
Friends and Neighbors:
I decided to run for sheriff
after watching serious co
ntroversies within the Sheriff’
s Department. Allegation
s of
failed policies, overbearing
tactics, and the on-going
community outrage made
y Coun
cisty ion
Sheriff clear.
With six years as a polic Monterey County Sheriff
e chief, seventeen years
with the
Salinas Police Departmen
t, four years as a deputy
and four years as an ele
cted city council member,
the skills and judgement
to return fairness, respec
t, and
dignity to the Office of the
Monterey County Sheriff.
Please visit my website to
view my
resume and learn more ab
out my
priorities as Sheriff of Mo
nterey County.
$25 Adults, $20 Seniors, $15 Children
Matinees: $20 Adults, $10 Children
Theater - Corner of Mt. View & Santa Rita, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Cedar Street Times was established September 1, 2008 and is published
weekly at 311A Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950.
Press deadline is Wednesday, noon. The paper is distributed on Friday
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Join in the
of all that is
Who’s on board so far
Artisana Gallery
Cedar Street Times
Bob Pacelli
Vince Tuminello
Don and Donna Wobber
The Bookmark
I’m Puzzled!
Murphy Robins/Crack Pot Gallery
Strouse & Strouse
Peter Silzer Gallery on Grand
Dress For Change
LAM Designs
Sprout Boutique
Caherine Al-Meten
Strouse & Strouse Gallery
Miss Trawick’s
Carried Away
Pacific Hot Glass
Marita’s Boutique and Marita’s Shoes
Rhonda Farrah, The Wellness Institute
Tessuti Zoo
The Discovery Shop
BestPet Care & Supplies
The Wine Market
Hot Yoga
Ron Rice
The Mindshop
PG Liquors
Niche in Tyme
Chocolate Dreams
Pacific Thai
Nancy’s Attic
Discover PG
PG Travel
Patrick’s Consignment
Chocolate Dreams
The Works
AFRP Treasure Shop
Pacific Grove Inn
Prim Proper
Le Chat Moderne
[email protected]
Visit us on Facebook!
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Ocean Treasures Fine Jewelry
Free, fun,
First Friday Participant!
216 Grand Ave., PG
Layaway available • Join us for Refreshments & Free Drawing
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Complete album projects
for writers with no musicians
help in choosing the right material
digital recording environment
overdub vocals
mix & master your final product
design graphics
manufacture CDs
web page dedicated to your music
visit me at
This month
there’ll be the
Art Walk, too!
Songwriter’s Studio
Grand Opening
on First Friday
157 Grand Avenue Pacific Grove
1 pm - 5:30 pm Mon - Thurs
An Artful Solution
for Kitchen • Bath
Cabinetry Design
[email protected]
Look no
On the First
Friday of each
month including June 4 businesses, services,
artists, organizations and volunteers in the city
of Pacific Grove
will stay open
until at least 8
p.m. We invite
you to visit and
find out what’s
Might be music,
might be snacks,
might be something you need.
309B Forest Ave.
Pacific Grove
All you’ve got to do
is get out there.
Happy Hour First Fridays
Beginning April 2 • 4-7 p.m.
50% Off
All Specialty Coffees
Join us at Country Club Gate!
Benefitting Animal Friends Rescue Project
1 Jewelry • Antiques • Furniture • Collectibles • Elegant Clothing & More 5
Now at 156 Fountain Avenue at Central
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-2 p.m. • 831-333-0491 •
Donations and Volunteers Needed
Businesses, services and
organizations: No affiliations, no dues, no clubs,
no secret handshakes.
Just stay open till 8 p.m.
on April 2and every First
Friday of the month.
Email or fax and let us
know you’re participating, and help us get the
word out to your
and neighbors.
Look for the
Green Flags
June 4, 2010 • CEDAR STREET
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Cedar Street Times at
See something you like?
First Friday PG
June 4
• 5-8 PM •
Cedar Street Times will begin offering professional reprints of photos, even those that didn’t make it to print, beginning
next week. Our readers will be able to browse a gallery of photos on our website and choose photos they wish to have reprinted.
Turnaround is expected to be a matter of three days and sizes will range from wallet size to 40 inches x 60 inches.
Also available will be some personalized products such as trading cards, and even specialty items including “fridgies”
(refrigerator magnets), coffee mugs and T-shirts. Prices, we feel are very competitive.
Those who have asked for reprints of some of our more artistic photos will be happy to learn that they will be offered as
gallery wrap mounted canvas prints as well.
We will include information in our next issue and are in the process of updating our website for offer easy ordering by
secure credit card.
311A Forest Avenue, PG
Across from City Hall
See what a
newspaper office
looks like!
We might even
sweep the floor.
First Friday Pacific Grove
5 PM to 8PM - Look for the Green Flag!
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Audrey Fontaine (38)
Best Pet Care & Supplies (43)
Bijouterie (28)
Blessings Boutique (14)
Bob Pacelli (38)
Bookmark Music (37)
Bratty & Bluhm Real Estate (9)
B's Coffee Shop (46)
Carolyn Moore (38)
Carried Away (13)
Cedar St. Times (39)
Chocolate Dreams (15)
Clothing Store, The (2)
Crack Pot Studio (26)
Curves (46)
Discover PG (20)
Discovery Shop (46)
Don & Donna Wobber (38)
Dress for Change (36)
Esterel (8)
Fishwife (47)
Health & Wellness Unlimited (38)
Hot Yoga (44)
I'm Puzzled (31)
Joe Rombie's (22)
Kelly's Knit Knacks (38)
LAM Designs (38)
Le Chat Moderne (12)
Lighthouse Pilates (21)
Loft Gallery, The (33)
Marita's Boutique (5)
Marita's Shoes (4)
Mauricio's Restaurant (11)
Mindshop, The (45)
Miss Trawick's Garden Shop (17)
Monterey Bay Laundry (3)
Nancy's Attic (7)
Ocean Treasures (30)
Oh! Flowers (23)
Pacific Hot Glass (38)
Pacific Thai (16)
Patrick's Consignment (40)
Peter Silzer Gallery (27)
Petra Restaurant (1)
Prim & Proper (6)
Ron Rice (38)
Smokin' (46)
Songwriter's Studio (25)
Sprout Boutique (34)
St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Shop (35)
Strouse & Strouse Gallery (29)
Tessuti Zoo (32)
Tides (18)
Tillie Gort's Café (41)
Vivolo's Chowder House (42)
Wine Market (46)
Works, The (19)
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Times • June 4, 2010
Jon Guthrie
High Hats & Parasols
The price-war tussle between the Work Theater and D’s Theater continues.
Compare the D’s ad for living pictures (flickers) with the Work ad, presented
above in the Cost of Living section. Notice, too, the unusual addition to Work’s
Castors were condiment containers (as cruets, mustard pot, salt and pepper and
spice shakers, cream pitchers, etc.) for table use. These were evidently termed
“invisible” because they were formed of clear glass.
The News … from 1910.
Milk and sugar on your peanut shells?
The Pure Food company, maker of breakfast cereals, is accused of cheating. While
cleaning up after a train wreck, Federation of Workers laborers discovered several
box cars filled with shredded peanut shells addressed to Pure Food. According to
spokesperson John Fitzpatrick, it is alleged that the peanut shells, chopped, are being
substituted for grain. 1
Chamber of Commerce meets
The Chamber of Commerce met last Wednesday, accomplishing the following
Mr. F. Christianson was admitted to membership.
A letter from Mrs. Harriet Roderick was read. The letter expressed her thanks to
the board for the honor extended to her late husband at the time of his funeral.
The secretary was instructed to determine the cost of advertising in the West Coast
magazine, which plans a feature article on Monterey and Pacific Grove.
Arrangements were made for delegates to attend the state meeting in Sacramento.
Travel arrangements are being made with Southern Pacific.
The Chamber will become more active in advocating the “Gospel of Good Roads”.
Throughout the county, roads are bad, but they are terrible between Salinas and King
City. The Salinas to Monterey road also needs considerable work.
Cameron Douglas, Freelance Writer
Articles & Stories
Editing & Proofreading
Press Releases
Pacific Grove
Phone: 831-333-1421
E-mail: [email protected]
New laundry uses steam
The Pacific Clothing Renovatory has opened for business. Located at the foot of
Alvarado street where it can best serve customers from both Pacific Grove and Monterey,
owner A. C. Dague promises the very best clothing care possible … using heated H2O.
Dague says: “Clothing is never immersed in soap and water, but gets gently cleaned
by exposure to steam.”
Your dirty clothes will be called for and delivered back to you as good as new. The
Renovatory may be telephoned by asking for Main 298. 2
Bank of E. Cooke Smith doing business
What is your future? The wisest prophet cannot say whether tomorrow’s sun will
find you in affluence or poverty … unless you have guarded yourself by putting some
of your earnings in a safe place.
And that is exactly what is offered by the Bank of E. Cooke Smith, capitalized
at $50,000, offering all banking services. We especially recommend our savings
department to you. Your money will earn 4%, compounded semi-annually. You also
may rent a safe-deposit box for the low, low fee of $2.50 per year.
Secure a bright future. Give us a call at Red 232. 3
D’s theater offers first-rate flickers!
Don’t forget! Tonight’s flickers will stir your imagination. Accompanying
travelettes are said to have been filmed on location (no sets!) in as realistic a manner
as possible by Biograph. Miss Carrie Campbell will be at the piano. All seats are 25¢.
First showing begins at 7, the second showing at 8:30. 4
Notes from around the area…
The California Oil World magazine predicts that 1911 will see a daily
production of 142,000 barrels, up 10,000 barrels from 1910.
Found: a pretty chain with charm. Owner may reclaim by describing and paying
the 50¢ this ad cost. Call at J. D. Veal’s Barber Shop.
Wanted: a good, lively man who resides in the Grove to handle sales for
Invisible Castor Products. Contact Western Supply and Specialty Co, 509 West
Bank Building, San Francisco. 5
M. Kinser & Company must reduce its stock and is selling quality shoes at
reduced prices. Come in and browse our bargains.
Cost of living…
Dry pine for your fireplace or stove. $6 per cord. Oak, $8 per cord. Monterey
and Pacific Grove Wood Company. We will haul your purchase.
Bran for your health. $1 per sack from Bill Williams. Place order at Review
T. A. Work Theater, noted for high-class shows, is featuring Evelyn Wilson
and Georgia Jones, lady wrestlers, to complement our Friday flickers. F. J.
Chapman, manager. Admission is 10¢. 20¢ for seating in front ten rows.
Corn flour from the Port Costa mill, $1.75 for a fifty pound bag. Our flour is
best for building strong bodies.
Cheap Rent. Five room house on Spruce. Bath. Wood only, no gas. $12 per
month. Monterey County Real Estate Exchange.
Rent a pasture for your horse. $1.50 per month. See W. T. Mitchell.
Without proper government supervision, the food industry frequented such
scams on the public. Research revealed no information relating to nutritional
values for peanut husks. Baby Ruth and O Henry candy bars, utilizing peanuts,
did not come along until 1920, ten years in the future.
In truth, steam cleaning is for rugs, vapor cleaning for clothes. 95% of the water
content is removed from vapor which is applied at temperatures lower than
Telephones, invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell, were relatively
new. Networks were not possible until the development of the switchboard by
Trivadar Puskas, a Hungarian inventor. Originally, no more than 50 telephones
could be inter-connected through each switchboard. The switchboard would be
identified by the word preceding the telephone number, as in Main, Red, Crop,
Center, etc.
Pacific Coast church
522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942
Peninsula Christian Center
520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431
First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove
246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741
St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Central Avenue & 12th Street, 831-373-4441
Community Baptist Church
Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311
Peninsula Baptist Church
1116 Funston Avenue, 831-647-1610
St. Angela Merici Catholic Church
146 8th Street, 831-655-4160
Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove
442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363
First Church of God
1023 David Avenue, 831-372-5005
Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove
1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138
Church of Christ
176 Central Avenue, 831-375-3741
Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove
804 Redwood Lane, 831-333-0636
Mayflower Presbyterian Church
141 14th Street, 831-373-4705
Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove
325 Central Avenue, 831-375-7207
Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula
375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818
First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove
915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875
Worship: Sundays @ 10:30 a.m.
June 4, 2010 • CEDAR STREET
Times• Page 7
June 25
7:00 PM
At Chautauqua Hall
with a special lecture on thurs., june 24
tickets $20 at the works and bookmark
Call 324-4742 for information
Sponsored by the Cultural Arts Commission of the City of Pacific Grove
Times • June 4, 2010
Full house for 2010 Heritage House Awards
More than 75 homeowners, designers, contractors and others packed the new
exhibit room at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History for the Heritage Society’s
32nd Annual House Awards presentation on May 28. Nine buildings received awards,
including two commercial projects and one award for new construction. The awards
were framed and matted by Glenn Gobel Custom Framing, and Fournier’s Bakery &
Café provided refreshments.
Donna Stewart hosted the ceremony, which started with an informative talk by
Neal Hotelling on “Pacific Improvement in Pacific Grove.” Pacific Improvement
was a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Railroad, and controlled much of the land in
Pacific Grove around the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Hotelling chronicled those days
and showed rare pictures of the El Carmelo Hotel, 17 Mile Drive, the bathhouse and
Pacific Grove’s early churches.
Eleven judges, including a preservationist from Oakland, reviewed this year’s
candidates and awarded the following:
489 Lighthouse Avenue – The Clock Shop (Commercial Award)
Owners: Leon & Joan Hittner
118 Caledonia (Rehabilitation Award)
Owner: Don Wilkerson
Green Gables Inn (Preservation Award)
Owners: Four Sisters Inn
211 Grand Avenue (Commercial Award)
Owner: James Smith
789 Lighthouse Avenue (Preservation Award)
Owner: Diane Mall
222 Lobos (Rehabilitation Award)
Owners: Ann and David Lowe
507 Grand Avenue (Rehabilitation Award)
Owner: Jill Kleiss
837 Ocean View Blvd. (Rehabilitation Award)
Owner/Contractors: Gerald & Judith Butler
182 Central Ave. (New Construction Award)
Owner: Tracy Gibbons
Stewart thanked the judges and researchers who contributed their time and skills.
She said that many requests are still coming in for houses to receive historic green
plaques, adding it is “an ongoing process.”
Clockwise from above: Heritage
Society president Steve Honnegar.
Donna Stewart hosted the event.
James Smith, owner of 211 Grand
Avenue, explained that his boating
hobby helped create a “nautical,
contemporary Victorian.”
Jill Kleiss talked about the permit
Neal Hotelling told stories of the
Pacific Improvement Company.
Right, from top:
489 Lighthouse Ave. (The Clock
118 Caledonia
211 Grand Avenue
June 4, 2010 • CEDAR STREET
PG Art Center: Updated list of donors
to Miniatures Show Fundraiser
One of the most popular events, the “Tiny Treasures” Miniatures Show is also a
major fundraiser for the Art Center. The Art Center has received donations in a variety
of media, including acrylics, assemblage, ceramics, collage, digital art, encaustic,
etchings, felt marker, fused glass, graphite, ink on paper, jade, jewelry, mixed media,
monotype, mosaic, needlework, oils, pastels, pen and ink, pencil, photography, silk
collage, sterling silver, watercolors, and waxed linen.
Artwork donations have been received from Linda Ambrosio-Logan, Robert Armstrong,
JoDean Axline, Carolyn Berry, Carole Bestor, Joanne M. Bevilacqua, Meg Biddle, Christienne
Blodget, Beverly Borgman, Al Brevard, Helga Browne-Scarlett, Deanna Brockman, Anne Bruni,
Lyn Burghall, Sally Cahill, Fred Carvell, Jim Casteel, Alison Cloran, Clark Coleman, Pat Coniglio,
Noriko Y. Constant, Dan Cronin, Christine Crozier, Bob Danzer, Lydia Davis, Tom Dornbach,
Connor Drake, Michael Duffy, Gene Elmore, Haruko Evans, Mark Farina, Snick Farkas, Linda
Ferrari, Rene Flippo, Jane Flury, Michelle Flores, Audrey Fontaine, Barbara Lee Furbush, Alice
Geller-Robertson, Marie Gilmore, Diane Brindol, Babs du Pont Hanneman, Claire O.
Harkins, Julie Heilman, John Held Jr., Mary Hill, Peter Hiller, Glenda Hoffman, Art & Cindy
Horning, Jennifer Horning, Ryann Horning, Diana Howell, Peggy Hutton, Milt Jines, Barbara L.
Johnson, Cheryl Kampe, Bill Kampe, Anita Kaplan, Joann Kiehn, Sooyeon Kim, Carole Klein,
Anne Kmetovic, Sandra Rae Lake, Jim Lambert, Barbara L. Lazarony, Dahyun Lee, Brooks
G. Leffler, Dave Leonard, Jeanne W. Lilly, Laura Lockett, Greg Magee, Ray Magsalay, Karen
Mahaney, Allyson Sanburn Malek, Leela Marcum, Gwen Marie, Betty Matterson, Rose Mello,
George Menasco, Elizabeth Meyer, Mackenzie Miller, Barbara Monning, Delphie Myron-Russell,
Rick McGarrity, Patricia J. Neil, Chester Ng, Noelle Nichols, Nancy Nix-Hansen, Arlene Nolan,
Barbara Norton, Helen Ogden, Marie O’Reilly, Corazon T. Patricio, Ron Patterson, Connie
Pearlstein, Abby Pfeiffer, Melissa Pickford, Michelle Pisciotta, Peter Plamandon, Marie Poroy,
Rama P. Jama, John Random, Susan Reith, Brennen Rhoades, Cynthia Ricketts-Wasley, Murphy
Robins, Marie-Christine Safford, Brook Sebok, Kristy Sebok, Gary Shallcross, Yana Shevchenko,
Peter Silzer, Rose Sloan, Tim Sloan, Estate of W. F. Stone, Jr., Sharon Strouse, Warren Strouse,
Colleen Sundquist, Pamela Takigawa, Gretchen Taylor, N. J. Taylor, Julie Terflinger, Gina TheoniBence, Celeste Tibbitts, Sheila Tanguy Tracey, Juanita Turner, Sally Tuttle, Kira Wates-Williams,
Al Weber, Marilyn Webb, Ava Weiman, Laura Williams, Fay Wu, Helma Zuege, T.B. Zito.
Each piece of art is displayed above a box, into which ticket holders may place
raffle tickets. Ticket sales will begin at 7 pm on opening night, Friday, June 4, 2010,
and will continue through the drawing at 7 pm on Wednesday evening, July 14, 2010.
Tickets are $3 each, or 10 for $25. This is a great opportunity to do some shopping
for gifts or for a little something to adorn your own walls. Support the Art Center and
have fun at the same time!
Times• Page 9
School’s out: Parks classes offered
Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District
Offers Classes in Making String, High Dynamic
Range Photos, Combining Yoga and Kayaking
A class in making string, another on High Dynamic Range Photography and an
experience in combining yoga and kayaking are among the upcoming programs offered
this weekend by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District. All are part of the
MPRPD’s spring/summer Let’s Go Outdoors! guide. To learn about all these programs,
please look at its website,
Crazy Cordage!
Use Stinging Nettles to make string without getting stung: Discover how Native
Americans used plants to make cordage to use in their daily lives. Children will discover
a connection to the land while learning about native and non-native plants. This fun
class will teach skills from natural rope making to plant identification.
Ages: 8-12.
Site: Garland Ranch Regional Park Visitor Center, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road.
Offered by Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (
Instructor: David Founds.
When: Saturday, June 5, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 (district resident), $22 (non-district resident).
Merge to HDR: High Dynamic Range Photography
Open a whole new world of photographic possibilities using HDR techniques.
Capture a greater range of brightness levels that you can merge into one scene. Practice
taking and processing photos to more accurately represent the range of tonalities found
in “real scenes” to create stunning HDR range.
Ages: 18 and up.
Site: Garland Ranch Regional Park Museum, 700 W. Carmel Valley Road.
Offered by Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (
Instructor: David Gubernick.
When: Saturday, June 5, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $145 (district resident), $160 (non-district resident).
Steady as You Go: Yoga and Kayak!
Create balance, stability, strength and stamina on land and sea. Start on the beach
with a yoga warm-up, increasing flexibility. Then launch your kayak and paddle the
beautiful Monterey coastline, with balance and joy accompanying you during this
naturalist-guided journey. Equipment provided.
Ages: 13-adult.
Site: Monterey Bay Kayaks, Monterey
Offered by Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (
Instructor: Monterey Bay Kayaks.
When: Sunday, June 6, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 (district resident), $55 (non-district resident).
Pre-registration is strongly suggested for all classes and programs offered by the
Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD). Register online at www.mprpd.
org or in-person between 1:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Tues. - Fri. at the MPRPD office,
60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (check, money order, Visa or MasterCard
accepted). If space is available, there is an additional charge of $5 to register the day
of the class. On-site registration begins 20 minutes prior to the start of the class. All
check-in and registration closes 5 minutes before the class begins. Contact is Joseph
Narvaez, at 372-3196, ext. 3.
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Times • June 4, 2010
Middle School grads take it to the next level
On May 27, Pacific Grove
Middle School principal Mary Riedel
promoted 138 of her students to
the ninth grade. Of those, 35 were
identified as holding a 4.0 grade point
In the Performing Arts Center,
beneath a banner that had seen eight
graduates of the Community High
School the night before, the middle
school graduates gathered as Katy
Ohsiek presided over the ceremony.
Inspiring speeches were interlaced
with stirring musical performances
in an impressive display of intellect
and talent. Speeches included “Don’t
Lose Your Keys,” from Mary Riedel;
“Making a Difference,” from Carol
Nader; “How to Properly Construct
a Building,” from Brian Long;
and “Today and Tomorrow,” from
Stephanie Samaniego.
Musical selections were
“Sarabande,” Kristine Pak on flute,
accompanied by Cole Smith; “Waltz
No. 14,” a piano solo by Mina Chen;
“The Wind Beneath My Wings,” sung
by Joanna Garcia, Sonia Garfinkel,
Nicole Hage, Candice Surh and Lauren
Thuesen; and “The Swan,” Kaitlin Alt
on cello, accompanied by Eric Kim.
Right: Kaitlin Alt performed “The Swan.”
Below, left: Principal Mary Riedel hands out diplomas.
Below, right: Brian Long explained “How to Properly Construct a Building.”
Bottom, left: Nicole Hage, Lauren Thuesen, Candice Surh, Sonia Garfinkel
and Joanna Garcia sang “The Wind Beneath My Wings.”
Bottom, center: Mina Chen performed Chopin’s “Waltz No. 14.”
Bottom, right: Stephanie Samaniego reflected on “Today and Tomorrow.”
June 4, 2010 • CEDAR STREET
Above, left:: Katy Ohsiek acted as master
of ceremonies.
Above, center: Kristine Pak performed
Above, right: Carol Nader gives her
speech on “Making a Difference.”
Below, left: Principal Mary Riedel advised
“Don’t Lose Your Keys.”
Photos by
Cameron Douglas
Times• Page 11
Times • June 4, 2010
Haley Andreas
Marianne Ascanio
Mitchell Ballin
Jorge Barajas
Ulisses Barajas
Landen Barr
Martina Barroso
Stefanie Berman
Carina Bernier
Niccolo Bongioanni
Alicia Brady
Lee Brazil
Aaron Buller
Eric Cepress
Kimberly Cervantes-Sanchez
Andrew Chand
Ashley Chand
Nicole Chang
Gabriela Chavez
Kenneth Chung
Matthew Clare
Brandon Clark
Joshua Clayton
Andrew Coba
Amber Cochran
Reade Collins
Michael Consiglio
Chelsea Dalhamer
David Diehl
Taylor Dong
Jaime Dyer
Danielle Evans
Richard Foreman
Eamon Franck
Michelle Franco
Jorden Galbraith-Thomas
Andrew Gilchrist
Simone Gingras
Jonathan Gordon
Brennen Handley
Molly Hanmer
Robert Harper
Brandi Hawes
Joseph Hedlind
Adam Helms
Julia Hibbs
Chelsie Hill
Peter Hirst
Edward Hong
Kyle Isaacson
Olivia Jake
Connor James
Cory Jones
Adrian Juarez
Suphitchaya Juntaradarapun
Alexandra Kadjevich
Danielle Karman
Olivia Keilman
Magy Kelada
Chanel Keller
Jinsun Kim
Rachel Krasner
Trevor Kurtz
Grace Lee
Hahnbin Lee
Nathan Liittschwager
Dustin Lind
Maxwell Lohr
Rachel Long
Rachel Lowery
Frank Lucido III
Ahmad-Adam Mahmoud
Robert Massey
Martin Matthews
Kayla Maytum
Adrien Melac
Christian Melendez
Elias Miller
Drishti Nand
Kai Nelson
William Nickerson
Dongyoon Oh
Elizabeth Ojugo
Iyla Ollinger
William Olson
Veronica Orozco
Tyler Owens
Corey Paim
Austin Park
Reema Patel
Nicholas Pfeiffer
Bogart Pieper
Lauren Piland
Diana Rabbani
Allyssa Ramos
Sasha Rene
Nicolas Reyes
Kristen Ridout
Stephanie Riffle
Giulianna Riso
Rachel Rivera
William Rose IV
Sarah Russo
Ciara Salmon
Samantha Sanders
Dane Schrader
Farris Serio
Anthony Silva
Andrew Skidmore
Nicholas Smiley
Valerie Smith
Daniel Stewart
Julia Sweigert
Jonathan Tse
Eliya Vahl
Armani Valdivia
Alyssa Van de Vort
Cyrus Vastola
Maxwell Veloz
Matthew Wheeler
Kaden Yamashita
Valedictorian - Gabriela Chavez
Saludatorian - Joseph Hedlind
Flute - Hye Jeong Jeon, Hayoung
Youn, Jeannie Kwon, Hana Kim, Jenna
Oboe - Talin Ghazarian, Katie Nuss
Clarinet - Josh Kim, Skyler Lewis,
Timmy Matthews, David Chung
Bass Clarinet - Alyssa Mah, Austin Myers
Bassoon - Carly Schaeffer, Andrew
Alto Saxophone - Cyril Ilagan, Stefan
Rock, Tijmen Teering
Tenor Saxophone - Alexander Alegre
Baritone Saxophone - John Choi
Trumpet - Alec Guertin, Kevin Zischke,
Tyler Chisman, Bianca Rosa, Jonny
Horn - Mikey Cho
Trombone - Peter Sujan, Matthew
Shonman, Josh Kurtz, Yann Brown
Euphonium - Chiaki Asahara, Juliana
Tuba - Marshall Murphy
Percussion - Leif Swenson, Brent
Smith, Taylor Jones
Photos by Nate Phillips
June 4, 2010 • CEDAR STREET
Times• Page 13
Times • June 4, 2010
The Arts
Now Showing
Classical Concert at PG Art Center
Pacific Grove Art center
568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove
Art Center Open Wednesday-Saturday 12-5 p.m
At Artisana Gallery
309 Forest Avenue
Carolyn Moore: Fine Art Photos on Canvas
Adrianne Johnson: Photography
Art classes at PG Art Center
Watercolor Class with Jane Flury 6-9:00 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pacific Grove Art
Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave.,Pacific Grove. This is an overview class using the limited
palette method and includes the basics to experimental with watercolor printmaking.
Class works from still life on toward a model. Beginners welcome. Six week session
$90. Next session starts June 8. For more information call 402-5367 or e-mail:
[email protected]
Outdoor Painting with Jane Flury 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturdays. Ongoing
class that meets at various locations around the Monterey Peninsula. All media and
skill levels welcome. Lots of instruction available. $100 for six consecutive weeks or
$20 drop-in fee. For more information or location schedule call 402-5367 or e-mail:
[email protected]
Drawing Class with Jane Flury 6-8p.m. Thursdays at the Pacific Grove Art Center,
568 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove. Class will learn the basics of perspective, shadow
and line. Beginners welcome. Four week session $75. Next session starts June 3. For
more information call 402-5367 or e-mail: [email protected]
The Works hosts talk with
sports writer Rick Reilly
Sportswriter and New York Times best selling author Rick Reilly will take time
away from his duties at the US Open to make an appearance at The Works bookstore in
Pacific Grove on Wednesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. A random call from Random House
Publishing to The Works owner, Robert Marcum, secured this appearance usually
reserved for larger metro-centered bookstores.
“We’re pleased that Random House thought to include a small town independent
bookstore in this award winning writer’s book tour, and just thrilled it was ours,”
confirms Marcum, “The event will take place between Reilly’s busy ESPN schedule at
the US Open, hopefully drawing some visiting golf fans into town for an up close and
personal meeting with this sports legend.”
Rick Reilly, voted Sports Writer of the Year 11 times, takes on the “Search for the
World’s Dumbest Competition” in his new book, “Sports From Hell.” After setting
a few guidelines that included “I don’t want to die covering it,” Reilly explores why
people would participate in sports such as Chess Boxing, Bull Poker, and Zorbing.
Over a dozen first hand accounts of these unique sports are delivered with laugh-out-
Seeking singers for Threshold Choir
Threshold Choirs honor the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people
who are struggling: some with living, some with dying. The voice, as the original
human instrument, is a true and gracious vehicle for compassion and comfort. The
choirs provide opportunities for women to share the sacred gifts of their voices at
life’s thresholds.
The music is easy to learn and singers to not need to know how to read music
to participate. We are currently carpooling to Tuesday evening practices in Aromas
or Santa Cruz and should be ready to begin rehearsing in the Monterey Peninsula by
the end of June.
Please call Susie Joyce, 831-658-0663, if you wish to participate. For more
information about Threshold Choir, please visit the website,, or
check them out on You Tube.
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Norma and Richard Mayer in Concert, at the Pacific Grove Art Center, Sun., June 13,
2010, 3:00 p.m. $10 at the door. Norma and Richard Mayer play a fiery brand of chamber
music not often associated with rare musical blend -- music for unaccompanied voice
and flute. They have performed to great acclaim from Russia to France to California,
with points in between, with a vast repertoire encompassing early music, classical music,
African-American spirituals, show tunes, and jazz. Their combined sounds manage to
conjure up cathedrals and opera stages, with stops in the Elysium Fields along the way.
Norma and Richard were thrown together by chance in the musical cauldron of
Austin, Texas in the late 1980’s, where a rich brew of country, classical, and popular
music attracted international attention. Their early concerts drew upon a diverse
audience, fitting for an unusual repertoire, which has expanded over the years to include
their own dynamic arrangements of operatic arias, songs, and spirituals.Enjoy their
diverse repertoire, and support the nonprofit PG Art Center.
The Forest Theater Guild’s
2010 Films in the Forest
Tickets available at the door for $6.00 per adult /child, children 10 and under are free,
or call 831-626-1681. Films scheduled for the outdoor theater begin at dusk. Bring
warm clothing, wine, beer, blankets and a picnic to enjoy under the stars.
Movies listed are subject to change without notice.
Concessions are open during screenings and offer guests popcorn, hot and cold beverages
and desserts.
All proceeds benefit the Forest Theater Guild, a non-profit community theater group,
and The Michel Willey Youth Scholarship Fund.
For more information call 831-626-1681, 659-4384 or 402-9946
Date: Tuesday, June 8
Time: Dusk (Theater opens at 6:30 p.m.)
Price: $6 adults, children 10 and under are FREE!
Sponsor: Parkview Veterinary Hospital & The Beach Crowd
Film: Madagascar (2005 Computer Animated Comedy, 86 min.)
Description: A lion, a zebra, a giraffe and a hippo, best friends at New York’s Central
Park Zoo, end up in a real jungle in Madagascar.
Date: Wednesday, June 9
Time: Dusk (Theater opens at 6:30 p.m.)
Price: $6 adults, children 10 and under are FREE!
Sponsor: American Institute of Wine and Food
Film: Bottle Shock (2008 Drama based on a true story, 110 min.)
Description: The Paris wine world is turned on its ear when a bottle of California wine
wins a prestigious contest. Alan Rickman, Bill Pulman.
Date: Thursday, June 10
Time: Dusk (Theater opens at 6:30 p.m.)
Price: $6 adults, children 10 and under are FREE!
Sponsor: California Rodeo Salinas
Film: Tall in the Saddle (1944 Hilariously Dated Western, 87 min.)
Description: Women just get in the way of John Wayne as a cowhand investigating
several range murders. Also with Gabby Hayes.
Date: Tuesday, June 15
Time: Dusk (Theater opens at 6:30 p.m.)
Price: $6 adults, children 10 and under are FREE!
Sponsor: Visions Graphic Design
Film: The Jazz Singer (1927 Musical Drama, 88 min.)
Description: The all-time classic story of a singer who chooses show business rather
than following the wishes of his Orthodox Jewish father who wants him to become a
cantor. Al Jolson at his best.
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June 4, 2010 • CEDAR STREET
Summer reading program
at library
gets under way June 1
The Pacific Grove Public Library, 550 Central
Ave., Pacific Grove invites children ages 2-15 to
join the 2010 Summer Reading Club, “Make a
Splash, READ!” Young people who sign up for the
program win prizes based on the number of books
or pages they read over the summer. Children can
sign up for Summer Reading Club at the library
June 1—July 23, 2010. For more information,
please call the library at 648-5760.
American Cancer Society
Discovery Shop presents
“All Dolled Up” Fundraiser
The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in
Pacific Grove is having their “All Dolled Up” fundraising
event featuring vintage and collectible dolls, doll clothing,
linens, and more. You can also “doll” yourself up with their
wide variety of women’s clothing and accessories while
you’re at it. The event will be held on Sat., June 5, 10:00
a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sun., June 6, noon – 4:30 pm at 198
Country Club Gate, Pacific Grove.
For more information please call Jeanie Gould at ACS
Discovery Shop at (831) 372-0866.
World premier - Peninsula
musicians bring Tchaikovsky
to the Concert Band
World premiers are unusual here on the Peninsula. There’s a unique opportunity to attend one on Sunday,
June 13th at 2:00 p.m. in the MPC Music Hall when the
Monterey Community Band presents its spring concert, “An
Afternoon with the Classics.” Admission is free.
The program will include the 4th movement of
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor arranged for
concert band by Pacific Grove musicians Richard Robins
and William Englander.
Dick has been the Conductor of the Monterey
Community Band for over 20 years and is a well-known
musician in the Monterey area. Bill plays the baritone horn
in the Community Band, as well as singing and playing
other instruments in various groups locally.
For more information, please call Cindy Vierra at
Marge Ann Jameson
821 Cedar Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Telephone: (831) 324-4742
Attorney In Pro Per
Case No.: M105781
Hearing Date: June 4, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Dept.: 14
Petitioner, MARGE ANN JAMESON, respectfully represents and alleges,
that Petitioner’s newspaper, Cedar Street Times has met the criteria as
prescribed in Government Code Section 6000-6008 and is seeking to
ascertain classification as a “newspaper of general circulation.”
Petitioner is the publisher of the newspaper known as Cedar Street Times,
hereinafter referred to as “the newspaper.”
The Cedar Street Times is a newspaper of general circulation published
for the dissemination of local news and intelligence of a general character
in Pacific Grove, California (See Exhibit A attached hereto).
The newspaper has a bona fide subscription list of 229 paying subscribers
in Pacific Grove, California and elsewhere in the surrounding area and has
an average weekly circulation of 3,000 (See Exhibit B attached hereto).
For more than one year preceding the filing of this petition, the Cedar Street
Times has maintained coverage of local news and intelligence of a general
character of not less than 25 percent of its total inches and has been printed
and published weekly in Pacific Grove, California (See Exhibit C attached
During the whole of one year period preceding the filing of this petition, the
mechanical work of producing the newspaper, that is, the work of typesetting
and impressing type on paper, has been performed in Salinas, Monterey
County, California.
The newspaper has one principal office of publication located at 311 A
Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, California (See Exhibit D attached hereto).
WHEREFORE, petitioner prays for judgment ascertaining and establishing
Cedar Street Times as a newspaper of general circulation, as defined in
Government Code Section 6000-6008.
DATED: May 3, 2010
BY: Marge Ann Jameson, Petitioner
I MARGE ANN JAMESON, am the Petitioner in my individual capacity
and as the publisher of the Cedar Street Times. I have read this Petition
for Classification Newspaper of General Circulation and have personal
knowledge of the contents stated therein and would, under the penalty of
perjury, declare that the Petition for Classification Newspaper of General
Circulation is true and accurate.
Executed on May 7, 2010, at Pacific Grove, California.
Marge Ann Jameson
5/21, 28, 6/4
Times• Page 15
Ragamuffin Musical Theatre
Ragamuffin Musical Theatre Company will again conduct the exciting and
popular four-week, summer day-camp. Busy, fun-filled days are spent
with an experienced, energetic, knowledgeable and youth-oriented staff.
This coed camp welcomes novices, seasoned “theater veterans” and
those who are curious about how a play gets to the stage. Activities will
include games, vocal and choral instruction, dance, movement, theme
days and talent shows to help each camper develop their stagecraft and
“triple-threat” performance skills. There will be break/snacks-times and
outdoor games and activities. Extended-care hours are available for an
small additional fee.
Come join us for the fun and leave with the awesome experience of
“putting on a real live show.” This summer’s production will be “INTO THE
WOODS, Jr.,” in which the Brothers Grimm “go Broadway.” Stephen
Sondheim and James Lapine offer a cock-eyed version of familiar fairy
tales and characters, with a sophisticated, but accessible score. Fun for
actors and audiences alike, we will give these stories a second look as
Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Jack & his Beanstalk and
of course THE WITCH cross paths and face various moral and ethical
July 10 and 11
Mon. June 14Sunday July 11
(including performance)
8 through 18 years (coed)
(8 year-olds must be entering third grade by FALL 2010)
Monday through Friday, with the addition of weekend performances on
July 10 and 11
Regular Camp Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
Extended Morning Hours: 7:45am-9:00am
Extended Evening Hours: 5:15pm-6:00pm
Pacific Grove Youth Center, 302 Sixteenth Street, Pacific Grove
Entrance is located on Sixteenth Street, across from the City Hall Back Patio.
Dianne Lyle-Director • Michael Blackburn-Music Director • Staff
Call 831-372-0375 or print form from website
$775 for four-week session.
Discounted fee of $700 for each additional sibling or for full early tuition
payment by June 7, 2010 (deadline has been extended).
Extended-care @ $10 for morning/evening and partial payment plan
with a $350 deposit
No refunds are given after the camp session begins, or to compensate for student
Monday, June 14 through Sunday, July 11, including the final
performance weekend.
No camp day will be held on Friday, July 2.
We recommend layering sports/dance wear and wearing athletic or jazz
Daily sack lunch; backpack; sleeping bag or roll-up exercise mat with a
small pillow
Dianne Lyle 831-372-0375 (message) • [email protected] (e-mail)
Times • June 4, 2010
Your letters
Alec Murdock
Marge Ann Jameson
Guest Commentary
Stop plastic pollution: Ban the bags
The California State Assembly has now passed AB 1998, which would
begin a phase-out of all single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, pharmacies,
convenience and liquor stores in the entire state. The bill will reduce the
more than 19 billion single-use bags distributed annually in California and
will encourage reusable bags. It is estimated that less than 5 percent of these
bags are currently recycled.
The bill also provides for the purchase by consumers of paper bags
with high levels of recycled content -- 40 percent post consumer -- at their
actual cost, which is estimated at 5 to 8 cents per bag. In Washington, DC for
example, their 5-cent “fee” on grocery bags is credited with reducing singleuse plastic bag use by 65 percent.
The bill is supported by retailers, environmental groups, local
governments and labor groups. Former Mayor Dan Cort has worked
statewide to see this bill passed.
Having traveled widely, we have seen how these bags are choking rivers
and streams, polluting our oceans and killing our wildlife. Even in the most
remote areas of China and Viet Nam we have seen single-use plastic bags
caught on snags in rivers and blowing around in fields and on roads where
one would think plastic had never been introduced. We have seen them
caught in trees in Turkey and floating miles out to sea off the coast of Ireland.
The bill now goes to the Senate and Governor Schwarzenegger’s office
has indicated that he will likely sign the bill.
We strongly urge Pacific Grove residents to write, email or call the
California Senate to urge passage of the bill.
We also urge our fellow citizens not to wait until the bill passes to begin
phasing out the use of plastic bags. Reusable bags are inexpensive, and even
free. And they’re not only better for our world but they’re stronger than
either plastic or paper.
- Marge Ann Jameson
Headlights on in foggy PG: It’s the Law
Attention, California drivers..there is a two year old law on the books that says if
you are using your windshield wipers, then it is required that your headlights be on.
With all the crappy weather, about half the cars I see with their wipers going full
blast and no headlights on.
If you already were aware of this please pass on to all you think who are not. I
have a neighbor who is a CHP officer and he has already given tickets for this. Not
sure how much it cost, but not worth the hassle.
Don Ravanelli
Former PG Resident
and Subscriber
Primary and Special Election:
Some voters may be confused
The Monterey County Elections Department will begin mailing electionrelated materials for the June 22 Special Primary Election to fill a vacancy in
Senate District 15, vacated by Abel Maldonado.
There are approximately 91,962 registered voters in Senate District 15.
The deadline to register to vote for that election, for those who are not yet
registered or who have moved, is Monday, June 7, just one day ahead of
the June 8 Statewide Primary Election. The local sample ballot and voter
information pamphlet and vote by mail ballots will hit the US Mail stream
beginning on Saturday, May 29 and Tuesday, June 1.
Color Coded: In an effort to help voters keep the June 8 and June 22
materials in order, the Department has used blue return vote by mail ballot
envelopes and a blue cover for the information pamphlet. For June 22, those
materials are green.
Not the same “primary”: Voters may also recognize that the ballot for the
June 22 Special Primary Election contains all qualified candidates, regardless
of party affiliation. This is unlike the typical primary system in California
where voters will only vote on candidates from their own political party and
where non-partisan voters are the only voters who may choose to cross over
to a political party to cast their vote.
For more information on the June 22 Special Primary Election, visit www. or the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.
The Paradox of PG
Pacific Grove is the only destination I know where tourists really and truly
enjoy themselves. Look at them on the Rec Trail: young lovers, old lovers, singles,
parents, kids, even babies – all happy. Families laughing and pedaling furiously
along in their silly little bicycle-cart rentals. Folks sitting on benches, gazing out – at
peace. In town, shoppers soaking up the ambiance. The pleasure radiates off them
as they let themselves slow down, make discoveries and exchange pleasantries.
When asked what they like about PG, they start stuttering and glowing. For
all the world, it’s as if they’ve fallen in love. What comes out is usually more than
“What a lovely town.” It’s “I want to move here, I want to live here.” How often
have you heard that? Once upon a time, you might have said it yourself.
What explains this passion of strangers? Why do they want to move in with us?
I’ve asked, and it’s surprising to me how often they give the same reason: they love
the old-fashioned character of our town. They feel like they’ve found their way back
to an earlier time in America – just like the man in a classic Twilight Zone episode,
“Last Stop At Willoughby.” In that story, escaping from modern urban culture was
more important than life itself.
Wherever they look, visitors see signs of PG’s old-fashioned character –
Good Old Days, flags and banners waving, the courtesies, the frequently missing
sidewalks, even an occasional car parked on the wrong side of a quiet street, and
so much more. Above all, they are drawn by the colorful hodgepodge of plain and
fancy houses and shops, mostly old, on our no-two-are-alike streets.
But passion burns, not for buildings or events, but for what those things
symbolize, for what our visitors hope life was like 100 years ago, and maybe what it
can be for them again – easy-going, uncomplicated, unrestricted, friendly, live-andlet-live, safe, self-reliant, affordable. There’s the old-fashioned character that tourists
are yearning for. It’s what most humans yearn for, isn’t it?
So what about us, the actual inhabitants of this idyll from the past? Are we all
happy? At peace? Does the pleasure radiate off us? I don’t think so. Since out-oftowners are here briefly, while we residents get to be here all the time, it stands to
reason that we’d be downright ecstatic. And yet….
The paradox. I think those of you who have lived in many places, as I have,
will agree there’s been more anger and intolerance in our town than in the average
community. Also, it’s easy to see that our lives are more regulated, more expensive
and less prosperous than in many other places. Worse than paradox, isn’t it? It’s
irony. Why these sad facts?
Consider: for a long time, our old-fashioned character has been eaten away
from within, like a historic home with termites. Some activists in Pacific Grove
would turn us into an ever more strictly regulated condo association, with themselves
in charge of the strict regulating, of course. We deserve what we get if we haven’t
learned this lesson by now: beware the urban planners and petty dictators seeking
positions of power in our little town. When it comes time to vote, favor the ones
who truly want to serve you, not control you. When faced with those committee
members who feel free to inflict their whims on your life, stand up to them, and
speak up about them.
We are not and have never been a planned community, despite best efforts dating
back to 1875. We have no unified look, or unified anything else for that matter. We
are a richly diverse jumble. The true key to our old-fashioned character, which we
must not lose, is our freedom to be different.
In order to find more peace and happiness as a community, we have to confront
and answer a couple of questions. Do we want to steer a course towards the
appearance of an old-fashioned town, or more towards the reality of one? Do we
want to continue surrendering our guidance to activists, or do we want to bring about
solutions that make sense to mainstream PGers?
And there are solutions in the realm of housing, for example, that may actually
work for most of us – minimal restrictions for non-historic homes; implementation
of non-historic districts; simpler, clearer rules and uniform enforcement for sensiblydefined historic homes – but we cannot get there without an epiphany of new respect
for the rights of individual property owners, and solemn recognition of the cost to
our neighbors whom we would burden with micro-management. The more we try
to freeze time, the more we freeze out those who cannot afford higher costs which
always come with more regulation. How many historic homes have we seen falling
apart because the city puts renovation out of reach?
As I write, I realize this may seem like campaign literature. Well, no – running
for office is not what I’m doing. I’m expressing a viewpoint that I don’t think is
heard often enough among activists in and around City Hall. And that leads me to
two last paradoxes.
One: if you decide that activists should no longer have such a free hand in
running PG, then you yourself must become one – in your own way.
Two: If you really want to bring back the reality of an old-fashioned town, then
you must use your activism to cool community anger, not stoke it.
We’ve been through an awful lot in the past few years. To the activists I say
let’s take a breather. Let’s stop fixing what ain’t broke and reinventing the wheel.
Bottom line, let’s once again see if we can lead the easy-going, uncomplicated,
unrestricted, friendly, live-and-let-live, safe, self-reliant, affordable, old-fashioned
lives that tourists think we lead. Then maybe we can be as happy as they are in our
beloved PG.
-Alec Murdock
June 4, 2010 • CEDAR STREET
Times • Page 17
Your achievements
Police Department gains
new commander
Kykat Publishing to hold
ribbon cutting and book signing
Lisa Osio Lavin (left) and Jeanne Smither Osio (right) of Kykat Publishing
Kykat Publishing will hold a ribbon cutting and book signing on Wed., June 9
from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Pacific Grove Public Library at 550 Central Avenue.
The event will take place after the Make a Splash library event where they will do a
reading for children. Refreshments will be available along with a coloring table for
kids. All books will be personally signed by author and illustrator and 25 percent of
proceeds from book sales will go directly to the library. The Pacific Grove Chamber
of Commerce will host the ribbon cutting event in front of the library to celebrate the
new book, "Flying Pieces of Macaroni & Cheese", written by Jeanne Smither Osio and
illustrated by Lisa Osio Lavin. You can also get these books at either Tessutti Zoo or
The Works. For more information call 831-373-3304.
Top: John Miller, left, is Pacific Grove Police Department’s new Commander. Darius Engles, right, is the chief.
Below: Miller takes the oath of office from City Manager Tom Frutchey.
Top photo by Cameron Douglas; bottom photo by Tony Prock
By Cameron Douglas
There is a new, earnest face behind the wheel of Pacific Grove police
cars. Meet Commander John Miller.
Miller’s family has a tradition of public service: his dad a firefighter,
his mom a dispatcher. Miller became a Contra Costa County reserve officer
at age 21, and earned his first full-time position in Vacaville in 1995. He
extended his range to include K-9 and SWAT, and then went looking for
Miller landed in Vallejo and worked there on the SWAT team and as
a community services officer. “I was promoted to sergeant,” Miller says,
adding that he also became the range master and managed the arsenal.
Last January, Miller was in third in line for a promotion to lieutenant
when cutbacks struck. He and 17 other Vallejo officers were reduced in
rank to create payroll deductions. By then, the city of Vallejo had gone from
158 sworn officers down to 95. Miller saw no further opportunity there for
professional growth and started looking around.
At the same time, Pacific Grove had posted an opening for a second
commander to lift some of the load from John Nyunt. In PG, the rank of
commander is a blend of lieutenant and captain. Miller nailed the job and was
sworn in on May 19.
So far in his career, Miller has received the Medal of Valor and 3
medals of merit. He holds a Masters in Public Administration and is an avid
outdoorsman. Miller is very enthusiastic about his new assignment. His wife
and children are still in Solano County while the kids finish their school year.
They will soon join Commander Miller for “the big adventure.”
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They’re back. . .
It’s seagull mating season so Public Works has begun the Dreaded Seagull In
Distress tape on the roof of City Hall. Those of us across the street hope someone out
there has a more peaceful but equally humane method to control the roosting of gulls
on the City Hall roof. If so, please let us know.
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Times • June 4, 2010
The Green Page
Fire and Rain
PG homeowners harness nature’s abundant energy and water
By Cameron Douglas
How can a love of nature and
gardening integrate with modern
technology on a compact piece of Pacific
Grove property? Residents John and
Vicki Pearse pondered that question and
came up with some inventive ways to go
about it. These members of Sustainable
Pacific Grove have installed two systems
designed to capture rain and sunlight,
with excellent results.
Ever thought about those vacuumpacked jars of olives and other
marinated vegetables that you find at the
market? They don’t ship that way from
Spain. They steam across the Atlantic in
55-gallon barrels made from food-grade
plastic. These are quite abundant, and
they only travel one-way. This leaves
importers with a problem: what to do
with all those barrels? A new solution
has appeared. People constructing rain
catchment systems benefit by recycling
these sturdy, readily available barrels
and giving them a simple cleaning
before use. They are perfect for the
purpose of rain catchment.
After attending Roger Manley’s
rainwater harvesting workshop, the
Pearses obtained 11 olive barrels and set
them in unobtrusive locations around the
house and garden.
The Pearses’ rain catchment system
is simple. Water runs off the slanted
roof, down a pipe and into an open
barrel. The top of the barrel is covered
with screening to prevent mosquito
problems and keep leaves out. The main
barrel that catches the water is connected
to several others in a series. The other
barrels are sealed. A spigot near the
bottom of the first barrel allows a hose to
be hooked up for watering. “The barrels
collect about a quarter of what falls off
the roof,” says John. “We could get more
if we had more room.”
Pacific Grove Senior Planner Sarah
Hardgrave confirms that such simple
systems, which collect rainwater in
small barrels instead of large, obtrusive
tanks, do not require a permit. “I think
we need to encourage people to find
ways to irrigate without using potable
water,” Hardgrave said.
The solar systems are a bit more
complex. One system powers the
house; the other heats water. All of the
solar panels face to the south, which
conveniently hides them from view
along Ocean View Boulevard, where
John and Vicki live. The water heating
system starts with two large, special
panels that heat water directly as it flows
through. The main solar system uses
18 panels. These photovoltaic panels
convert sunlight into direct current [the
type a car uses], which then runs through
a device that converts it to alternating
house current. And here’s the catch: that
AC current doesn’t go to the house. It
runs through a special meter installed by
PG&E that measures in both directions.
PG&E calculates what the Pearses
are generating against what they are
taking in from the grid. John reports
their typical monthly bill is a $4 service
In other words, the Pearses are
making electricity, but they are still on
the grid. When the grid goes down, the
Pearse house goes dark. “We would have
to install batteries to be completely selfsufficient,” John explains.
Applied Solar Energy of Pacific
Top: John and Vicki Pearse
retired in the Ocean View Boulevard home that Vicki’s parents
retired in.
Above: Some architecture lends
itself very well to rooftop solar
panels, such as this house in
Boston. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons.
Left: A photovoltaic “tree” on a
street corner in Austria. Photo
courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
June 4, 2010 • CEDAR STREET
Times • Page 19
The Green Page
p FIRE AND RAIN From Page 14
Left, top to bottom: All the
Pearse’s solar panels face
to the south. They are
concealed from view on the
street side.
Solar power plant at Nellis
Air Force Base in Nevada.
These panels track the sun
in unison, and the plant will
generate more than 25 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. Photo courtesy
of Wikipedia Commons.
Two large solar panels on
the Pearses’ roof are used
to directly heat water as it
passes through them.
There are 11 barrels around
the Pearse property that
catch rainwater.
Below, right: Standalone
devices, such as this solar
parking meter, reduce the
cost of infrastructure. Photo
courtesy Wikipedia Commons.
Grove installed the solar
panels. There is a hearing
process for such installations,
which, fortunately, according
to Vicki, has become more
Solar panels continue to
increase and find new uses,
from parking meters to power
plants. According to sources,
photovoltaic production has
been doubling every two years,
increasing by an average of 48
percent since 2002, making
it the world’s fastest growing
energy technology.
In the process of
building their systems, the
Pearses got other ideas. This
often happens: setting up a
sustainable system opens the
eyes to other possibilities. The
Pearses realized they could
further reduce their electrical
consumption by setting up an
old-fashioned clothesline in
dry weather instead of using
their 220-volt dryer for every
load. The line runs along the
rear of their property, up high
in the open air.
And fog? “At this point,
we produce all of the power
that we use,” John says. That
varies depending on how
cold the weather gets. “Right
now, we’re producing slightly
positive,” says Vicki. The
system, called a “3 kilowatt
system,” produces about 18
kilowatt hours at any one time,
says Pearse.
There is the matter of cost
for solar systems. John points
out there is little difference
in the amount of a loan and
the amount paid to a utility
company over the 12 years he
estimates it will take for his
system to pay for itself. He
figures it’s pretty much the
same either way. The reward
comes in using what’s already
here, and doing something good
for the planet.
Cedar Street Times thanks
John and Vicki Pearse for
their generous input. Applied
Solar Energy can be reached at
(831) 333-1919. For rainwater
harvesting information, log
on to Roger Manley’s website
at Other
information sources can be
found online. Check with city
hall for local permits and
procedures by calling (831)
Times • June 4, 2010
Reading, signing and reception
set with author Jane Smiley
The Pacific Grove Library and Friends
of the Pacific Grove Library present a
reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning author
er Prize
Smiley, whose most
recent book,
Private Life, is receiving high praise from
reviewers. The book is set partly in the Bay
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open mike sessions
Local writers are invited to an “Open Mike and Happy Hour” at Paluca
Trattoria on Old Fisherman’s wharf from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Each session begins with a ‘successful’ local writers story and reading,
followed by an open mike. Writers are asked to arrive early to sign up first
come, first served to read (5-8 minutes maximum).
June 10th will feature Martin Dodd, a founding member of Central
Coast Writers (CCW), who lives in Corral de Tierra. Following his
retirement from thirty-five years in community service, he joined the
Thunderbird Writers Group in 2002 at age 67. His work has appeared in
numerous print and on-line publications, which can be accessed through
Martin has received various awards and recognition in local, national,
and international contests, including the CCW , East of Eden Writers’
Conference (2008), Glimmer Train and Writers Digest. A super short film
“Happy Anniversary,” written by him, has been filmed and is currently
entered in several festivals. The event is free and open to the public. For
more information call 831-601-9195.
Note: Site will change on July 8th, August 12th, and resume at Trattoria
Sept. 9th. To be a featured reader contact [email protected]