Carmel Pine Cone, October 23, 2009 (main news)

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Carmel Pine Cone, October 23, 2009 (main news)
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Volume 95 No. 43
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HELICOPTER AMBULANCES —
ARE THEY WAY TOO EXPENSIVE?
■ $30,000 for a 50-mile trip
By MARY BROWNFIELD
W
HEN Janet Vise attended a motorcycle-riding
school at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca last year, she had
no idea her day of fun would end with a $75,000 hospital
trip. But after she was knocked unconscious in a crash, a
paramedic decided she might have a serious head injury
and should be flown by helicopter to a hospital that deals
with severely injured patients. She walked out of the trauma center in San Jose later that night with diagnoses of a
cracked scapula and a concussion.
Vise doesn’t remember anything about the accident or
the short flight for which California Shock Trauma Air
Rescue — known as CALSTAR — charged $30,096.67.
At the Regional Medical Center of San
Jose, she underwent several CAT scans and
other tests before being released. “The hospital bill was $47,295.50,” she reported. Her
share for the several-hour experience was
$3,500, with the remaining $73,892.17 paid
by Altius insurance.
Vise’s experience is not only a paradigm of
the soaring medical bills paid by sick and
injured Americans who have private insurance, it is also at the crux of a debate over the
transport of injured patients to trauma centers
by helicopter — an expensive practice some
Monterey County officials say is overused.
PHOTO/PAUL MILLER (PINE CONE FILE)
Helicopters are often summoned to transport accident victims to distant
hospitals — too often, say some county officials, citing the high cost.
Deciding who flies
CALSTAR, which was started with one
helicopter in 1984 by a group of hospitals and
trauma surgeons who noted an alarming num-
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Rationing looms
as state board cuts
Peninsula’s water
By KELLY NIX
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SACRAMENTO —
ESPITE TESTIMONY from several dozen Monterey Peninsula residents who asked the State
Water Resources Control Board not to impose severe cutbacks on the local water supply, the SWRCB board voted 31 Tuesday to require a reduction in pumping from the Carmel
River of at least 17 percent over the next seven years.
The action could bring rationing and a ban on outdoor
watering to the Monterey Peninsula at any time, water officials said, though they were still waiting for the order’s final
language to determine what the immediate effect would be.
California American Water is considering filing a lawsuit
to stop the order while it tries to get permits for a replacement water project, spokeswoman Catherine Bowie said.
“The water shortage is a crisis for our community, and
that’s why we’re working so hard to build a new water supply,” Bowie said. “We think the state board should have waited until the new water project is online to impose the pumping limits.”
The final order — less severe than its draft version —
calls for California American Water to immediately reduce
pumping by 5 percent, or 549 acre-feet a year, requires tens
of millions of dollars in Cal Am system upgrades, restricts
the use of potable water for irrigation, and prohibits new
water hookups for projects that didn’t have a water permit by
See HELICOPTERS page 10A
See WATER page 13A
Winery raises big stink over onions Budget shift reveals city’s legal bills
By KELLY NIX
O
NE OF Monterey County’s
biggest wineries is crying over onions it
says have made its Chardonnay taste like
chicken soup.
J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines in
Greenfield filed a lawsuit Oct. 13
against
neighboring
Sensient
Dehydrated Flavors because the plant’s
onion processing allegedly permeates
the air with the scent of onions, tainting
the winery’s grapes and making its vino
taste, well, yucky.
“The airborne effluent from dehydrating onions has led to an onion-tainted
odor and chicken soup flavor in the
wine,” according to the suit filed by J.
Lohr in Monterey County Superior
Court.
The company, which annually produces more than 1 million cases of wine,
See ONIONS page 11A
Federal judge tosses gay cop’s
harassment, discrimination suit
By KELLY NIX
A
FEDERAL judge has ruled in
favor of the City of Pacific Grove, its
police department and two chiefs over a
lawsuit filed by a police officer who
alleged he was denied promotions and
harassed because he is gay.
In a summary judgment Oct. 16, U.S.
District Court Judge Ronald M. Whyte
ruled against P.G. Police Sgt. Darrin
Smolinski, whose federal discrimination
lawsuit, filed in April 2008, targeted the
city, former police chief Scott Miller and
present chief Darius Engles.
Smolinski claimed that for 10 years
on the force, he was the target of jokes
and ridicule because he is gay, and that
little was done to stop the harassment.
He also alleged a pattern of denied promotions.
The officer had accused the department of retaliation, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and
discrimination.
But Whyte found Smolinski had “not
raised a triable issue of fact” to support
his claims.
See JUDGE page 12A
CHOMP may
restrict visitors
to halt swine flu
■ $360,000 in one year
because of Flanders suit
By MARY BROWNFIELD
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BIT of budgetary balancing raised eyebrows at the Carmel City Council meeting Oct.
6, when resident Carolyn Hardy asked about an
after-the-fact transfer of funds to cover
$324,000 in unbudgeted legal costs. During the
year, the city racked up more than a half-million
dollars in legal bills, mostly for fighting a lawsuit filed over the proposed sale of Flanders
Afghanistan duty
costs city worker
his paycheck
A whale of
a closeup
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OMMUNITY HOSPITAL of the
Monterey Peninsula is considering
restricting some visitors to prevent the
spread of the H1N1 flu virus.
The hospital is deciding whether to
join a growing number of healthcare
facilities such as Lucile Packard
Children’s Hospital and Stanford
Hospital & Clinics, which on Monday
See FLU page 21A
See GUARD page 17A
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See BILLS page 12A
By MARY BROWNFIELD
HEN CITY building official and reserve
police officer John Hanson left in July for a
yearlong National Guard assignment helping
towns on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border
become agriculturally productive, his family
believed the city would cover the gap in his pay
and continue providing health insurance, just as
it did when he served more than a year in Iraq
with the Guard in 2004.
But a September letter from Carmel
Assistant City Administrator Heidi Burch
advised the paychecks would stop after
Hanson’s month of vacation time ended in
November, and his medical benefits, through
which Hanson, his wife and their two collegegoing kids are insured, would cease Dec. 31.
Citing the California Military & Veterans
By KELLY NIX
Mansion.
To balance the books, administrative services
director Joyce Giuffre recommended a transfer
of $342,242 to cover unanticipated bills the city
received during the 2008/2009 fiscal year. The
transfers, which were proposed in a report slated
for approval without discussion, would be made
from the budgets of departments that had not
spent all the dollars earmarked for them.
To cover the costs, Giuffre recommended
Patience is the key to getting a super closeup of a whale, a photographer says. And
you can see his proof in a show at the Post
Ranch Inn. See page 22A.
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The Carmel Pine Cone
October 23, 2009
Six seek election to board of troubled C.V. fire district
By MARY BROWNFIELD
and his staff have been filling in ever since.
T
HE SALE of Flanders Mansion and Carmel Valley
incorporation may be the hot local issues on Nov. 3, but firefighting in Carmel Valley is also on the ballot, with two
career firefighters, a retired police detective, a former paralegal, a realtor and a property manager vying for four seats
on the Carmel Valley Fire Protection District’s board of
directors.
The victors face the challenges of helping the beleaguered
district, which was operating in the red after depleting its
reserves, get back on its financial feet. They may also choose
the successor to former Chief Sidney Reade, who retired
early this year. Salinas Rural Fire Chief Michael Urquides
Warren Poitras
Susan Augustitus
Sharon Waller
Waller, who was appointed to the fire board during the
last term, is a retired paralegal and former C.V. Fire administrative employee who said she wants to serve the community
and has “very strong feelings about the fire department, having worked there for so long.”
“I bring a thorough understanding of the strengths and
weaknesses of the district’s policies and financial objectives,”
she said. “I have a sound understanding of the complexities
of the existing problems facing this district, and I will offer
viable solutions.”
Waller has lived in the district for more than 50 years and
Ron Builta
Sharon Waller
said her skills and experience in management, finance, board
administration certification, fire management and other
fields make her a strong candidate for the board.
“Public safety is my primary concern,” she said. “I am
dedicated to helping ensure that the residents of all areas of
this fire district receive an equitable and efficient response
from our very capable professional paid and volunteer firefighters and paramedics.”
Warren Poitras
Poitras, known to many as Pete, said he wants to “finish
the job I started when I was appointed.” A retired longtime
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Pine Cone closes San Carlos Street office
BECAUSE OF the recession’s effect on
advertising revenues, The Carmel Pine Cone
will consolidate its offices at its location in
Pacific Grove Oct. 31.
“As soon as things pick up, we will
reopen an office in downtown Carmel,” publisher Paul Miller said.
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Those You Trust say:YESon G
The Sierra Club California • The League of Women Voters of Monterey Peninsula • The Carmel Unified School District • The Monterey County Herald
The Carmel Valley Association • Carmel Valley Women’s Network • Sustainable Carmel Valley • LandWatch • U.S. Representative Sam Farr
Assemblyman Bill Monning • Supervisor Dave Potter • Supervisor Jane Parker •Former Assemblyman John Laird • Former State Assemblyman Fred Keeley
Monterey County
Democratic Party
Green Party of
Monterey County
KRXA Radio
Tom Dominy,
Monterey County
Republican
Central Committee
(District 2)
Joe Grebmeier,
Monterey County
Republican
Central Committee
(District 3)
Dr. John Ellison, CUSD
Board of Education
Amy Funt, CUSD
Board of Education
Marcy Rustad, CUSD
Board of Education
Annette Yee Steck,
CUSD Board of
Education
Loren Steck, PhD,
Board Member,
Monterey Community
College District
Ken White,
Former Mayor,
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Karl Pallastrini,
Former Principal,
Carmel High School
Peter Neumeier,
Chartered Financial
Analyst
Milt Kegley, Former
President, Del Mesa
Carmel Homeowners
Association
Dave Epel, PhD,
Retired Professor,
Stanford University
Bill Burleigh, Founder,
Big Sur Marathon
Amy White, Executive
Director, LandWatch
Monterey County
Max Chaplin,
Former President,
Big Sur Land Trust
Rod Mills,
May Waldroup,
Former President,
Former Owner, Barnyard Big Sur Land Trust
Shopping Village
Randy Randazzo,
Kim Williams, Former
Former Owner,
Principal, Tularcitos
Carmel Valley Market
Elementary School
Peter Coakley, Former
John Dalessio, Director, President, Carmel
Monterey Peninsula
Valley Chamber
Regional Park District of Commerce
Rita Dalessio,
Corky Matthews,
Ventana Chapter Chair, Former President,
Sierra Club
California Native
Plant Society,
Max Tadlock, Former
Monterey Bay
President, Monterey
Chapter
Peninsula College
Michael Raydo,
Gary Tate, Former
Former President,
Executive Director,
Rancho Tierra Grande
Monterey Peninsula
Homeowners
Regional Park District Association
Nancy Abildgaard
Charles Abildgaard
Peggy Adam
Linda Agerbak
Dale Agron
D Allen
Nancy Arnold
Jim Art
Maggie Art
Sharon Bacon
Nancy Bartell
Hugh Barton
Julia Batchev
Stephen Bechtel
Edwina Bent
John Bernardi
Patricia Bernardi
Paola Berthoin
H. John Bloomfield
Carol Bloomfield
Wendell Breithaupt
Dee Breithaupt
W.T. Breithaupt
William Brodsley
William Broyles
Allan Brown
Barbara Bruhn
Howard Bruhn
Dave Buckingham
Dave Burbidge
Bud Carlson
Ruth Carter
Mason Case
Maggie Case
Mike Chandler
Lindy Chandler
Woodsworth B. Chum
Doyle Clayton
Frederick Baron
Kathryn Baron Bill
Cleary
Nancy Cleary
Jerry Cole
Leland Collins
Elsa Con
Rosemary Coulter
Amelia Craig
Cathryn Craviotto
Joe Crescente
Sharon Crescente
Jean Curtis
William H. Curtiss Jr.
Ben Czaja
Dave Dally
Margie Dally
Pat Dally
Grace Darcy
Hunter Delatour
Darryl Donnelly
Jean Donnelly
Alec Duarte
Harriet Duarte
Doug Dusenburg
Ann Dusenburg
Betty Eckland
Carole Erickson
Dirk Etienne
Brook Ewoldsen
Bob Eyerman
Kathy Eyerman
Lowel Figen
Inge Fitzpatrick
Bev Ford
J.C. Ford
Pamela Forman
Rich Fox
Elizabeth Fox
Susan Frances
Susan Franklin
Charles Franklin
Mary Gale
Fran Gaver
Don Gaver
Robert Getchell
Teresa Edmonds M.A.
Gifford
Robert Gifford
Desiree Gillingham
Ruth Gingrich
Hal Ginsberg
Dorothy Glover
Barbara Greenway
John Greenway
Robert Greenwood
Helene Greenwood
Perry Grey
Donna Hagerty
Steve Hall
Cynthia Hall
Peggy Hansen
Philip Hartman
Sylvia Hartman
Cynthia Hertlein
Joe Hertlein
Ross Hirshorn
Jeanne Howard
Richard Jackson
June Jaffee
Alexandra James
Robert Jeffress
Joan Johnson
Vern Johnson
Anne Jones
Reggie Jones
Patricia Jones
Peggy Jones
Peter Jones
Alexander Kauffman
Eric Kauffman
Matthew Kelleher, PhD
Donna Kneeland
Ed Kreps
Bev Kreps
Richard Kylberg
Rodger Langland
Jack Larsen
Zad Leavy
Ronald Lebus
Sandy Lebus
Edwin Leeper
Jeanie Lewis
Peter Loewy
Robert Long
Charlie Ludeman
Rosemary Luke
Christopher Manke
Rick Manning
Marlene Martin
Sam Matar
Mary Ann Matthews
Dale McCauley
Mibs McCarthy
Leslie McCarter
Brian McCoy
Cynthia McCoy
Marcus McMillan
Scott MacClelland
Judy MacClelland
Donald J. Mayol
Dolores McGlochlin
Edward McGlochlin
Mary McKenna
Mike McMillan
Vicki McMillan
Joanie Michele
David Miller
Donald Miller
Sandra Miller
Anne Mills
Ed Mitchell
Sheila Morgan-Thigpen
Ruth Morrow
Ed Morrow
Linda Mullally
Natalie Munson
Konny Murray
Frank Myers
Barbara Nelson
Diane Nelson
Gary Nelson
John Nicholas
Alan Nixen
Linda Norgaard
Todd Norgaard
Janice O’Brien
Jane Olin
John Olin
Robin Ornellas
Joan Osborn
Ida Ostrowski
Benjamin Ostrowski
Charles Page
Gaudenz Panholzer
Lon Parsons
Laura Pavloff
Victor Pavloff
Dennis Peak
Chris Peerless
Tom Ponleithner
Greg Pool
Juliet Pool
Nancy Pratt
Mildred Price
Val Price
William Pringle
Connie Pringle
Nancy Prothro
Cheryl Purdy
Richard Purdy
Charlene Randazzo
Missy Read
Paul Rembert
Elaine Rankin
Emily Renzel
Karin Reisig
Maria Resendiz, CNA
Peter Reynolds
Anna Rheim
James Rheim
Carolyn Rice
Bob Rice
Cyndy Rink
Margaret Robbins
Mike Robbins
Christie Roberts
Allye Hobson-Robinson
Elizabeth Robinson
Richard Robinson
Elvira Robinson
Rob Robinson
Beverly Rosenfeld
Howard Rosenfeld
Muriel Rowland
Suellen Rubin
Marcy Rustad
Rob Rustad
Thomas Ruth
Virginia Ruth
Cindy Rink
Tim Sanders
Jane Sanders
Nick Santy
Susan Santy
Sandy Schachter
John Sexton
Joan Seeler
Furman Sheppard
Charito Serrano
Ron Sherwin
Minot Simons II
Judi Smart
Peggy Smith
Bob Steinberg
Peter Stern
Deborah Stern
Bruce Sterten
Beth Sterten
James Stewart
Judy Tatelbaum
Carol Tegtmeier
John Tegtmeier
Sheila Morgan-Thigpen
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Gerald Thomas
David J. Thompson
Scott Thomson
Lonni Trykowski
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Jane Upp
Domingo Valdez
Heather Valdez
Bruce Van Alstyne
Barbara Van Alstyne
Elizabeth Wade
Donald Wadsworth
Judy Wadsworth
Gabrielle Walters
John Walton, PhD
Chris Waters
Mike Weaver
Richard M. Weisman
Karen Welch
Philadelpia Shidele Welz
Nancy Westcott
Larry Wilde
Mary Wilde
Christine Williams
Mary Williams
Marie Wilson
Riley Wilson
Charles Winge
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The Carmel Pine Cone
October 23, 2009
Police, Fire &
Sheriff’s Log
showing obvious signs of intoxication, and
after a series of field sobriety tests, she was
determined to be under the influence of alcohol
and over the legal limit.
Carmel area: An El Potrero resident
reported an unknown person charged more
than $7,500 to his credit card in Great Britain.
Carmel Valley: A 38-year-old male was
wanted for PC 243(e)(1) [spousal battery]. The
suspect was located on Village Drive and
arrested. Suspect was under the influence of
alcohol at the time of the arrest.
Elderly tenant doesn’t exist
HERE’S A look at some of the significant
calls logged by the Carmel-by-the-Sea Police
Department, the Carmel Fire Department and
the Monterey County Sheriff ’s Office last
week. This week’s log was compiled by Mary
Brownfield.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A subject entered a
business in Carmel Plaza and attempted to take
a jacket without paying. Once confronted, the
subject stated he was waiting for his wife to
come and pay for the jacket. The subject then
put the jacket down and exited the business and
did not return. An area check was conducted to
locate the subject but was met with negative
results. The subject was described as a male
adult, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, unshaven and
wearing a white shirt with Asian lettering.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Carpenter Street resident reported her neighbor was trimming ivy
on her side of the fence and wanted him warned
not to do it again.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to Mission Street for a female
in her 90s who fell, with no injuries. The occupant was assisted to her bed and left in the care
of her daughter as requested.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Fire engine and ambulance dispatched to a hotel on San Carlos Street
for a male in his 70s with a possible dislocation
of the left hip.
Pebble Beach: On Oct. 4, a resident reported someone stole his wallet from his unlocked
vehicle during the night.
Pebble Beach: Man reported someone stole
personal property from his unlocked vehicle
during the previous night.
Pebble Beach: A victim on Sloat Road
reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle
during the previous night and stole several personal items.
Pebble Beach: Sloat Road resident reported
an unknown person entered his unlocked vehicle during the night and stole a CD player.
Carmel area: Unknown suspect(s) broke
into a vehicle while it was parked on Highway
1 near Point Lobos and stole numerous items.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A vehicle was stopped
on Junipero Street for a mechanical violation,
and the driver was found to have a suspended
license for a prior DUI. The vehicle was
impounded for 30 days and the driver, a 42year-old male, was cited and released.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 23-year-old male
was stopped on Carpenter Street due to several
driving violations and found to have a suspended license. He also admitted to placing a fraudulent registration tab on his vehicle.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A tavern called to
report that a customer was refusing to leave.
Management wished to have the subject given
a verbal stay-away order, which officers provided. The subject agreed not to return.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: During traffic stop on
Ocean Avenue, a 46-year-old female driver was
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6
Carmel-by-the-Sea: A 63-year-old male
subject was stopped on Junipero Street for a
mechanical violation, and was found to have a
suspended/revoked driver’s license. Subject
was cited, and vehicle impounded for 30 days.
Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance and fire
engine were dispatched on a service call for a
pick-up-and-put-back of an elderly female. But
Carmel P.D. determined that she had an altered
level of consciousness, confusion and swollen
ankles. Patient transported Code 2 to CHOMP.
Carmel area: Vandalism of a vehicle in a
parking lot at Highway 1 and Ocean Avenue.
The back window was broken sometime in the
morning, possibly by a rock.
Carmel area: Mesa Court resident reported
receiving a suspicious phone call, with a
woman screaming.
Carmel area: Person at a Barnyard shop
reported a fraudulent business check
($5,245.65) was sent to a Northern California
resident as prize money.
Carmel Valley: Suspect was contacted after
trying to move his vehicle and failing in front
of the Carmel Valley Library on West Carmel
Valley Road. Suspect was discovered to be
drinking beer in his vehicle while delivering
the newspaper. California Highway Patrol
responded to conduct a DUI investigation and
arrested the suspect for DUI.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
Carmel area: Welfare check request of
elderly female who appeared disoriented and
was talking about a missing man. Woman and
husband contacted. There was no missing person. There appears to be a health issue causing
her belief in the past presence of a elderly
renter at the household, now gone, which the
husband denied ever existed.
See POLICE LOG page 7RE
Burglars continue Suspects jailed
targeting
after being found
Peninsula homes with LeVett’s
stolen Bentley
By MARY BROWNFIELD
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By MARY BROWNFIELD
HE STRING of residential burglaries
plaguing the Monterey Peninsula continued
this month, with five homes hit in 10 days,
according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s
Office. The break-ins followed multiple burglaries of homes in Carmel, Carmel Valley,
Pebble Beach and other areas during the
summer. The criminals remain at large.
The most recent was reported by a housekeeper who discovered the damage to a
home on Marchetta Lane Saturday, according to Sheriff’s Cmdr. Tracy Brown. The
thieves broke in through a window while the
residents were away for a few days.
“Taken were a computer and alcohol,”
Brown reported. “And the car — a 1999 Jeep
Wrangler.”
Although no one was arrested, the Jeep
was recovered in Salinas a few days later,
according to Brown.
On Oct. 13, a man told the sheriff’s office
someone had broken into the 17 Mile Drive
home where he was working.
And the previous day, an employee notified authorities after discovering his boss’
Sloat Road home had been burglarized.
On Oct. 9, suspects broke into a Carmel
OTEL OWNER Denny LeVett’s 1989
Bentley 8 was stolen from the garage
beneath an old Carmel apartment building
sometime before Oct. 12, but was recovered
in Salinas last Wednesday night after police
thought the car’s presence was unusual, especially with two young men in it, according to
CPD Sgt. Mel Mukai.
Marina residents Michael Neil, 20, and
24-year-old William Cooper were arrested
by Salinas police just after 10 p.m. Oct. 14
and taken to Monterey County Jail.
LeVett learned his car had been stolen
after he asked his property manager to move
it.
“I got a call back, and he said, ‘You must
have driven the Bentley,” and I said, ‘No.’ He
said, ‘You sometimes have a habit of driving
a car and forgetting where you put it,’”
LeVett recalled. But it was gone, and they
“searched everywhere and talked to everyone, and finally filed a report with Carmel
P.D.”
Around 10 p.m. Oct. 14, a California
Highway Patrol officer noticed the Bentley
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FBI could begin tracking CHS
Facebook scammers next week
AN ATTORNEY for a Carmel High
teacher who filed a lawsuit alleging someone
created false Facebook account in his name
and then used the Internet site to make fun of
his students said they are narrowing in on
those responsible for the crime.
Teacher Michael Guardino filed the suit
in September against unknown perpetrators
who in April created the fake accounts.
“We have the IP address now and are in
the process of narrowing the traps,” Cisneros
said Thursday.
The perpetrators used Guardino’s full
name, date of birth and profession to create a
Yahoo email address and a Facebook
account, then sent out invitations to his stu-
dents and others on Facebook asking them to
become “friends” on the social networking
site.
Some students were then ridiculed on
Facebook, according to the suit.
Cisneros said Facebook forwarded him an
identifying 12-digit IP address after he
issued the company a subpoena. The IP
address can be tracked and lead to those who
committed the crime.
Once the Yahoo IP address has been provided, which could be any day, Cisneros said
the FBI will be notified so it can find those
responsible. “It almost certainly is going to
be a minor,” Cisneros said. “It’s probably a
Carmel High student.”
Birdies for
Charity is back
Pt. Sur Lightstation
offers spooky tours
THE THIRD annual Birdies for Charity
event will get underway Nov. 1, ensuring
plenty of time for nonprofits to gather
pledges before the 2010 AT&T Pebble Beach
National Pro-Am in February. This year, 75
local and regional charities collectively
raised more than $135,000 — a 75 percent
increase over the inaugural effort in 2008.
BFC pledges are based on the number of
birdies made by PGA Tour professionals
during the AT&T Pro-Am, and all 501(c)3
nonprofits are invited to participate and raise
money. The Monterey Peninsula Foundation,
the tournament’s charitable arm, bears the
program’s administrative costs and pays a 10
percent match for each dollar collected by
participating nonprofits.
Donors can make flat donations or commit to per-birdie pledges, and BFC offers
incentives designed to encourage people to
contribute.
For more information on becoming a
BFC charity or to find out about donating,
contact
Nettie
Porter
at
[email protected] or (831) 649-1533.
IF YOU’RE interested in getting the daylights scared out of you — and you’d like to
support a worthy cause at the same — the Pt.
Sur Lightstation is hosting its third annual
Ghost Tours Oct. 24-25.
“This is a unique experience at the
Lightstation and lots of fun for those who
attend,” explained Mary Jane Hammerland, a
lightstation volunteer. “It starts off like a regular tour, but then all sorts of spooky things
start happening. The setting is perfect,
because the old buildings are so mysterious.”
Professional
actor/storyteller
Kevin
Hanstick, who works for the lightstation as a
volunteer docent, will tell ghost stories.
Meanwhile, other volunteers have cooked up
a clever mix of surprises.
The tours start at 5:15 p.m. The cost is
$55 per person. Each tour, which takes about
three hours to complete, is limited to 40 people, and Saturday’s tour is close to selling
out. Proceeds will benefit future restoration
of the lightstation.
For reservations or more information, call
(831) 624-7570 or email [email protected]
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Euripides (Peter)
Fotios Lallos
June 13, 1930 ~ October 16, 2009
Passed away peacefully in his Carmel,
California home on October 16, 2009 at the
age of 79. Born June 13, 1930 in New York
City to his parents Fotios and Vasiliki Lallos,
Peter as he was affectionately known to his
family and friends, was a first-generation
Greek American. He received his Masters
Degree from Columbia University in Foreign
Affairs and later studied at NYU where he
received an additional Masters Degree in Economics. Peter joined the US Army in
1950 where he proudly served as his company’s Intelligence Officer and ultimately
attained the rank of Captain.
Given his background in Intelligence and Far East Studies Peter was recruited by
the US Department of State where he served as a case officer in Hong Kong for a
number of years, which he enjoyed immensely and spoke about frequently. He also
spent numerous years working in Europe, specifically Germany during the height of
the Cold War. Shortly thereafter Peter was recruited by the Department of Defense to
serve as an attaché to the Royal Iranian Air Force, living in Tehran and working directly with the Shah. It was in Iran where he developed a lifelong fondness and respect for
the Middle East and its people.
Peter spent the balance of his career traveling between Washington DC, Europe, the
Near East, and later Central and South America. He concluded his career at the
Defense Language Institute in Monterey California, where he ushered the language
training program into the 21st Century by establishing the first Distance Language
Video Teleconferencing program via satellite. Throughout his career Peter received
numerous awards for his diligent service to the United States during and after the Cold
War.
In his retirement Peter continued to take pleasure in traveling with his family and
finally had the opportunity to enjoy the company of his children and grandchildren.
Peter is preceded in death by his brother Panayotis Lallos of New York. He is survived by his wife Ave Lallos, his daughters Victoria Crane of Menlo Park, Alexa
Lallos of Menlo Park, Francesca Lallos Brandl of Madera, and his son Alexander
Lallos of Carmel. He also leaves three grandchildren, Sensimilia, Ivria, and Dahlia
and his two son-in-laws Barry Crane and Noel Brandl.
Of all Peter’s varied experiences and accomplishments his family and heritage
remained his greatest source of pride. Funeral services were held at The Paul
Mortuary Chapel, Thursday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. Burial for Mr. Lallos will be at
Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
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The proponents of cityhood have touted Malibu as a model for a future city of Carmel Valley.
Property owners of Malibu were told they could keep their septic systems under incorporation.
Ironically, Malibu property owners now face the real threat of having their septic systems
banned by the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The proposed ban would phase out
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Sewer costs, voters list raises hackles in C.V. citihood debate
By CHRIS COUNTS
I
N RESPONSE to a political ad which implies Carmel
Valley property owners could be forced to pay for an expensive sewer system if incorporation succeeds, a candidate for
Carmel Valley’s city council criticized his opponents for
telling “one lie after another.”
“It’s a spaghetti toss of fear tactics,” Glenn Robinson
charged.
Meanwhile, less than two weeks before voters weight in
on Measure G, the Monterey County District Attorney’s
Office is looking into a complaint that incorporation opponents may have violated state law by sharing a list of Carmel
Valley’s registered voters.
Real worry or fear tactic?
The new ad by incorporation opponents warns voters that
Carmel Valley property owners could be required to pay up
to $1,000 in monthly fees to fund a sewer system and water
treatment facility. To back up their claim, they point to
Malibu’s long-standing battle with a regional water quality
control board over its septic systems, which the agency
claims are polluting the Southern California town’s coastal
waters. A consultant hired by the town, which incorporated in
1991, claims the new system will cost Malibu property owners about $1,000 a month and they could face fines of up to
$10,000 a day if they fail to comply.
But Robinson said incorporation will have no bearing on
whether or not Carmel Valley property owners are required to
pay for a sewer system.
“Sewering is a state decision,” he said. “It has nothing to
do with local government. Sewering gets mandated when
groundwater drinking supplies get unsafe levels of nitrate
pollution. So it’s the state and only the state that can force
sewering to happen.”
But incorporation opponent Lawrence Samuels insisted a
city would be more vulnerable to oversight by regulatory
agencies.
“There’s greater pressure,” explained Samuels, chair of
the Monterey County Libertarian Party. “If you become a
city, you’re on the radar.”
But Robinson said Carmel Valley is already on the radar.
“The Carmel River provides nearly all the drinking water for
the greater Monterey Peninsula and is therefore tested regularly for nitrate and other pollutants,” he said. “How much
more visible can you get?”
Samuels conceded Malibu likely would have faced scrutiny over its septic systems even if it had never incorporated,
but he still believes Carmel Valley residents are asking for
trouble by incorporating.
“It’s a high probability that we’re eventually going to be
pressured like Malibu to install a sewer system if we incorporate,” Samuels added.
Did opponents violate election law?
Monterey County assistant district attorney Stephanie
Hulsey confirmed her agency is looking into a complaint by
town supporters that an opponent illegally distributed confidential campaign information.
According to proponents, Samuels emailed copies of a
“walking list” to other opponents. The list, which contains
the names, addresses, phone numbers and party affiliations
of about 7,500 Carmel Valley residents, was purchased by
opponents from the Monterey County Elections Department.
Proponents insist Samuels committed a crime by emailing
the data.
“Campaign lists are entrusted to campaigns and not to be
sent out to people at large,” said town supporter Christine
Williams. “At our campaign office, they’re closely guarded.”
In the Oct. 2 email, Samuels tells incorporation opponents, “I have enclosed the ‘Walking List’ of registered voters in Carmel Valley. You may want to talk to your neighbors
about why a city would ruin Carmel Valley,” the email said.
Samuels admitted he emailed the list to about 100 people,
but he insisted he was unaware he was doing anything wrong.
He also said he stopped doing it after learning of the complaints against him.
“I thought it was public information,” Samuels said of the
list. “How do you walk around and knock on doors if you
don’t have that information.”
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CARDIOLOGY TEAM
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October 23, 2009
Realtors pitch in $50K
for Trevvett Court
THE CARMEL Foundation has raised $1.8 million to
build its Trevvett Court apartment complex for low-income
seniors, but it needs to gather another $1.4 million to get the
project finished, according to development director Linda
Lee.
“When we have raised 60 percent of our goal, the Stanton
Fund at the Community Foundation will contribute $50,000
for the project,” she said this week.
Ground was broken on the long-planned project during a
ceremony Oct. 2 attended by Mayor Sue McCloud, foundation administrators and city dignitaries. Also at the ceremony, the Monterey County Association of Realtors presented
the foundation with a $50,000 donation for Trevvett Court.
The 14-unit complex designed by Pacific Grove architect
Eric Miller will replace the 60-year-old hotel-turned-nineunit-building demolished a few weeks ago. Each one-bedroom apartment will be 500 square feet and equipped with
modern amenities, according to the foundation. The housing
project will also include an elevator, six parking spaces, common areas and storage space. SBI Builders is doing the work.
Apartments will first be offered to the former Trevvett
Court residents who were moved into other foundationowned units in town while the new complex is constructed.
Lee said Trevvett should be ready for occupancy by the middle of next July.
Fundraising events are in the works to help the foundation, which receives no tax dollars and is the city’s main
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City workers honored
POLICE SGT. Paul Tomasi and administrator Karen Love
won recognition at the City of Carmel’s annual employee barbecue Oct. 8, while other employees were honored for significant milestones.
Tomasi, who came to work for Carmel P.D. in 2008, was
named Employee of the Year for being “an individual who
exemplifies outstanding performance — someone who consistently goes above and beyond the already high level of performance that is expected.”
A city employee for more than four decades, Love
received the Customer Service Award for being someone
“who provides exemplary service to the public and fellow
employees, or who institutes a new idea or method leading to
improved efficiency.” Love handles payroll and benefits,
among other tasks.
Longtime employees, among them Cmdr. Mike Calhoun
and Sgt. Mel Mukai, both of whom have been with the city
for 25 years, were recognized as well. Carmel Fire
Department part-timers Roy Thomas and John Trenner celebrated their 30th anniversaries with the city, and 11 others
were honored for their five, 10, 15 and 20 years of employment. Each received a check based on the milestone, ranging
from $50 for five-year employees, to $400 for Thomas and
Trenner.
(Among those named at the luncheon was human
resources manager Jane Miller, a 10-year employee, even
though she has been away on leave for months and is suing
the city for sexual harassment and age discrimination. Her
decade of employment earned her a $100 check. She did not
attend the luncheon.)
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Volunteers spruce up bedraggled
north entrance to town
By MARY BROWNFIELD
M
EMBERS OF the Carmel Woods Neighborhood
Association pitched in labor and cash to spruce up the
bedraggled north entrance to town, and association president
Richard Warren said the group will continue to take care of
the public landscaping, as long as dues and donations keep
funding the effort.
The neighborhood group is perhaps best known for placing the poinsettias on Jo Mora’s Junipero Serra statue during
Christmastime and, as seen this month, decorating the statue
with colorful gourds donated by Mark Marino from
Earthbound Farm.
But its members, some through their own sweat equity
and all via their $25 annual dues, have also made a big
impression on the main streets leading into downtown
Carmel.
They hired Juan Garcia Landscaping to work on problem
areas between Highway 1 and the Serra statue, and the crew
cleaned up trash and pulled weeds, put in new plants, spread
mulch and scattered wood chips in several locations.
The most visible is the long, narrow median on Carpenter
Street west of Highway 1. Formerly overgrown with dead
weeds and filled with trash, the strip is now neatly maintained and planted with Mexican sage.
A triangular spot at the intersection of Carpenter and
Serra was littered with tires, bumpers and other garbage
before it was tackled by the crew, according to Warren. The
group also facilitated the makeover of what it calls “the golden triangle” at Camino del Monte, Pico and Santa Fe, and a
bus stop on Serra.
While the neighborhood is outside Carmel’s city limits
and its roads are maintained by Monterey County, keeping
the area neat and tidy is a low priority for the county, according to Warren, so the neighbors are filling the gap.
“The county is strapped for funds, so we just wanted to
take pride in our area and try to create something of lasting
beauty that will give people a sense of pride in the community,” he said. The overall goal was to create a cohesive, natural appearance tying the main streets into town together.
The city council helped with a $500 check early this year,
and city forester Mike Branson said his employees removed
two dead trees in the Carpenter median and are watering
some of the plants not reached by irrigation systems.
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Patricia
Mewhinney, age 86, died
peacefully on October 10,
2009. Pat was born in
Manhassett, NY on August
2, 1923, the youngest of
three daughters of Peg
Schnetzler and Frederick
Goddard.
She was recently widowed
by Col. Nathaniel S. Mewhinney, USMC (Ret), her
husband of 65 years, and is survived by her son,
Michael (Linda); daughters, Katherine (Ken), Ann
(Dave) and Carol; six grandchildren: (Adam, Erin,
Matthew, Ryan, Jennifer and Julie); and her sister,
Dorie Matthews of Huntington Beach.
Pat loved to golf, read, eat chocolate, wear anything teal green and was an avid horsewoman. She
had a deep affection for all animals, particularly
dogs. She was devoted to the compassionate treatment of animals and a member of many humane
organizations throughout her life. She was dearly
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HELICOPTERS
From page 1A
ber of deaths due to patients’ not reaching adequate hospital
care in time, has been been the main provider in Monterey
County since setting up its Gilroy base in 1987, according to
CALSTAR regional director Michael Baulch. Six years ago,
it added a Salinas Airport location. Stanford Life Flight and
the California Highway Patrol also fly Monterey County
trauma patients, but CALSTAR fields more than 90 percent
of the calls.
In determining whether flight is necessary, emergency
personnel at the scene of an accident assess the patient using
three criteria known as MAP, which stands for mechanism,
anatomical and physiological. If a patient has two “hits,” he
is a trauma-center candidate.
“Mechanism” refers to how the injury occurred — a gunshot wound, a fall from greater than 20 feet, a vehicle rollover
without a seat belt — “basically any incident that involves a
tremendous energy release,” said Carmel Valley Fire Capt.
Eric Ulwelling, a paramedic for 13 years.
“Anatomical” refers to the type of injury, such as an unstable pelvis, multiple fractures of major bones or abdominal
pain with a distended abdomen, indicating substantial internal damage.
“Physiological” is “a little harder to qualify,” Ulwelling
said, but refers to signs and symptoms of shock and altered
level of consciousness, such as confusion or unresponsiveness, drastically fluctuating body temperature and other red
flags.
“There’s certainly the element of good clinical judgment
on the part of the first responders who are assessing the
patient,” he said.
According to the EMS Agency’s 2008 annual report, 288
Monterey County patients were flown to trauma centers: 113
traffic-accident victims, 51 people who sustained injuries in
assaults (including stabbings and shootings), 18 fall victims,
eight burn victims, seven with “unknown” injuries, and 91
categorized as “other,” which included amputations, seizures,
heart attacks and suicide attempts. More than 25 percent of
the calls originated in the City of Salinas, with another 18
percent from the Salinas Valley. Many of the patients were
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covered by taxpayer-funded programs that provide free medical care for the elderly and the poor.
Unnecessary rides?
Fifth District Supervisor Dave Potter said there have been
complaints about unnecessary use of air ambulances.
“I brought this up at the board of supervisors, because I
had some complaints about people being flown when it really didn’t look like they needed to be helicoptered out, and the
costs were unbelievable,” he said. A union leader told him
some of his workers had been airlifted for “inconsequential
things.”
“There’s a whole bunch of stuff that doesn’t seem quite
right,” Potter said. He wondered whether patients — and the
insurance companies or government medical care programs
that pay their bills — were being taken advantage of.
The board of supervisors asked EMS Agency director
Tom Lynch to look into the use of air transport. He said his
agency met with representatives of CALSTAR and AMR
Ambulance a few weeks ago to discuss the system.
Baulch, who oversees the Gilroy, Hollister and Salinas
bases, said after arriving at a call, his crews assess patients
according to MAP criteria “because I don’t want our people
flying folks who shouldn’t be flown.”
But having been a flight nurse for 16 years before taking
the administrative job, he commented, “It’s really hard to tell
how injured the people in the field really are. Nurses are
trained, but without the benefit of CT scans and other tools,
sometimes it’s hard to tell.”
According to the 2008 annual report, of the 864 calls for
air transport, 401 patients ended up being flown by CALSTAR, Life Flight or the CHP, including 113 people who
were taken from one hospital to another. Of the transports
that did not occur, 164 were canceled by medics at the scene
or the flight crew on arrival, while the others were missed
due to weather, staffing, mechanical issues or unavailability.
Baulch said between 30 percent and 40 percent of the people in his region who are flown to trauma centers don’t necessarily need to be. The national average is 50 percent.
The system errs on the side of caution, according to
Ulwelling.
“The system is designed to protect the person who has
sustained a significant traumatic injury,” he said.
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Service
“The christian Graduate Course is Tough!”
The Rev'd Charles Anker
multi-denominational
multi-denominational
Carmel Presbyterian Church
The Christian Church
The light shines in the darkness,
but the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5
A COMMUNITY THAT WORSHIPS GOD AND EXPERIENCES
(Disciples of Christ) Daniel Wm. Paul, MDiv ~ Pastor
SPIRITUAL GROWTH THROUGH A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP
WITH J ESUS C HRIST
✞ Contemporary Worship Service at 9 AM
✞ Adult Class at 9 AM
✞ Traditional Service at 10:45 AM
✞ Children and Youth Sunday School at 10:45 AM
Ocean at Junipero, Carmel-by-the-Sea
831-624-3878 • www.carmelpres.org
Church of the Wayfarer
(A United Methodist Church)
“Practicing your Faith
Monday through Saturday”
by Cliff Dochterman, guest speaker,
Special music by Kevin Jordan
Bible Study at 8:45 and 11:15 AM
Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM • Loving Child Care
Children’s Sunday School at 10:15 AM
442 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 372-0363 • Fax (831) 647-8467
Childcare & Parking Provided
Email: [email protected] • www.pacificgrovechurch.org
All Saints Episcopal Church
Dolores & 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea • www.allsaintscarmel.org
8 AM Traditional • 9:15 AM* Informal
10:30 AM* Choral • 5:30PM Spoken
(Evensong - 1st Sun., 5:30 PM)
(831) 624-3883 *Childcare provided
First United Methodist
Church of Pacific Grove
“The Butterfly Church”
“A Festival of Hymns – The Writers
Tell Their Stories”
Organ, Choir, Handbells, Brass, Percussion
and lots of Congregational Singing!
Sunday Worship at 10:30 AM
Loving Child Care • Children’s Sunday School
Lincoln & 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea
624-3550 • www.churchofthewayfarer.com
915 Sunset Drive (at 17 Mile Drive)
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
831-372-5875 • www.butterflychurch.org
Carmel Mission Basilica
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
Sat. Mass: 5:30PM fulfills Sunday obligation.
Sun. Masses: 7:30AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 12:30PM & 5:30PM
Confessions: Sat. 4:00 to 5:00
Mass at Big Sur: Sundays at 10:30 AM
Sat. Vigil Mass: 4:30pm (Fulfills Sunday obligation)
Sunday Mass 9 am and 11:15 am • Confessions: Sat. 3:30 to 4:00
3080 Rio Road, Carmel
www.ourladycarmelvalley.org
Christian Science Church
Sunday Church and Sunday School 10 a.m.
Wednesday Testimony Meetings 7:30 p.m.
Reading Room - Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm • Saturday 11am - 3pm
Open Wed. 6:45-7:15pm • Sundays 11:00-11:30am • Open Holidays
Child Care Available
Lincoln St. btwn 5th & 6th • 624-3631 • Free Parking
“In the Heart of Carmel Valley Village”
9 El Caminito Rd., Carmel Valley
Reverend Greg Ward, Guest Pastor
10:00 Worship Service and Sunday School
Carmel Valley Road, 1 mile East of Hwy. 1
(831) 624-8595 • www.ccmp.org
What are the costs?
Potter and Lynch are concerned the unnecessary flights
are costing taxpayers and patients a lot of money.
Baulch conceded air transport is expensive. The basic
mechanical cost of getting a helicopter off the ground runs
from $650 to $1,000 per hour, but the total bill for transport
is many times that amount.
And he could not say how
patients’ bills are calculated,
or how the 50-mile trip that
Prices that are
took Janet Vise from Laguna
Seca to the San Jose regional
‘predicated on
medical center ended up costing more than $30,000.
prevailing rates
“I wish I could give a betand what our
ter answer as to what the formula is, but it’s predicated on
financial people
prevailing rates and what our
see that the fees
financial people see that the
fees need to be to cover the
need to be to
costs,” he said. The formula
includes the cost of liftoff,
cover the costs’
per-mile charges, flight conditions, medical supplies, the
needs of the patient and other
factors.
“Keeping an eye on what our costs are is certainly important for me, because of the impact on any patient we fly,” he
said. But the primary focus is on patient care, not the cost. “I
have a lot of pride in what those folks give to those patients
under really difficult circumstances.”
Government programs like Medicare and Medi-Cal usually reimburse 33 percent to 50 percent, while private insurance will cover up to 100 percent, according to Baulch. The
uninsured often can’t pay at all. He said the collection rate in
Monterey County is around 40 percent of what CALSTAR’s
charges are.
Thus, private patients such as Vise and their insurance
companies are required to pay for their own care, as well as
the care of others.
According to IRS records, CALSTAR took in $41.2 million in revenues in 2007 and recorded $39.1 in expenses.
Most of its income comes from charging for services, with
some generated by membership dues, subscription fees and
investment earnings.
As with many businesses and government agencies, a
large chunk of its expense is payroll, which totaled about
$15.7 million in 2007. The highest paid official was CEO
Joseph Cook, who received $250,012 in compensation,
$26,697 in contributions to benefit and deferred compensation plans, and $5,590 for expenses. The CFO’s salary was
$183,076, plus $24,177 in contributions and $62,808 in
expenses. The five highest paid employees included the lead
pilot, chief flight nurse and Baulch. Their compensation
ranged from $142,000 to $177,000 in 2007.
Other costs included $5.7 million for aircraft maintenance, $1.4 million for fuel and $3.2 million for an unspecified legal settlement. Dispatch cost $664,104, and insurance
was $801,942.
“It’s an incredible organization,” Ulwelling said. “They do
a lot of training, a lot of community outreach, they seem to
always be focused on improving their standard of care, and
they do a really good job of working with public-safety agencies to make the operations safer and more patient-care centered. I really have nothing but good things to say about
them.”
But Potter and Lynch would like to see a county contract
for emergency air transport, so they would have more control
over the numbers. Lynch said he hopes to issue a request for
proposals next year, “to do due diligence for the public, so
they can be sure they’re getting a high-quality, cost-effective
service.”
A contract wouldn’t make financial sense for an air ambulance company whose coverage area crosses county lines,
Baulch argued.
“An operator that’s just dedicated to Monterey County
couldn’t work without some sort of subsidy,” he said.
Nonetheless, if Monterey County asks for bids, CALSTAR will probably submit one. If another provider took
over air transport here, its Salinas base would be useless.
“As impractical as the idea is, we would compete,” Baulch
said.
Potter said he just wants the system scrutinized, the issues
raised and the questions answered.
“For me to say I have an answer to this would be extremely premature,” he said. “There’s certainly an issue here.”
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A more detailed scoring system used by trauma centers to
assess patients’ injuries might be more effective, Baulch said,
“but anything that gets too complex in the field isn’t practical.”
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ONIONS
From page 1A
is asking a judge to order Sensient to immediately stop processing onions so the odor
won’t affect its grapes. J. Lohr said it has lost
at least $1.6 million because of the tainted
wine.
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smells like
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chicken soup, a
release into
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the air chemicals
that
would infect
and taint the neighboring grapes,” according
to J. Lohr’s suit.
The wine company claims it has suffered
lost profits and diminution in the market
value of its grapes, and is seeking punitive
damages and damages for inconvenience,
annoyance and emotional distress.
J. Lohr wants a judge to order Sensient
not to process onions within 25 miles of its
vineyards.
But according to the case court file —
already 1-inch thick with hundreds of documents — Sensient claims the lawsuit was
filed to pass blame.
“We believe the main issue between
Sensient and J. Lohr is that J. Lohr purportedly has tainted wine and is trying to lay all
responsibility for that problem with
Sensient,” according to a Sept. 25 email from
attorney Jason Retterer to J. Lohr’s attorneys.
The lawsuit claims Sensient has been
dehydrating onions at the nearby plant in
violation of the company’s county permit.
According to the Monterey County
Resource Management Agency, the county
issued Sensient a permit in 1972 — when the
company began operating in Greenfield —
to dehydrate peppers, celery and parsley, but
not onions because of the odor onions emit
and the potential to damage nearby grape
vineyards.
Earlier this month, the county cited
Sensient for for being in violation of its use
permit.
Sensient “is knowingly and willfully
destroying J. Lohr’s grapes, vineyards, winemaking business and reputation,” according
to the suit, filed by J. Lohr attorneys Brian
Finegan and Chuck Warner.
Wine produced from the tainted grapes
smells like “onion juice,” according to J.
Lohr, which owns 776 acres of its own vineyards and has another 196 acres of joint venture vineyards in the Greenfield area.
According to Sensient, however, J. Lohr
had been aware it had been processing
onions at the Greenfield plant since 2003 but
didn’t object to the operation until this year.
“For J. Lohr to say in late September 2009
that one more month of onion processing is
totally unacceptable and out of the question
is disingenuous and unreasonable,” according to Retterer in the email message.
The food processing company has
applied for an amended county use permit
that would allow them to process onions,
court documents show.
In an Oct. 13 opposition to J. Lohr’s
request for a restraining order, Sensient
attorney J. Kenneth Gordon said the wine
company has not provided recognized literature or expert testimony to offer the opinion
the alleged onion smell in the wines is the
result of Sensient’s operation.
J. Lohr first learned its grapes were being
tainted in 2007 when it purchased
Chardonnay fruit from Amaral, a vineyard
immediately south of Sensient, the suit says.
In 2008, Lohr noticed its own grapes,
grown just west of Sensient, were also tainted.
“This led us to search for a firm that had
the ability to discover the source of this
onion taint,” according to an Oct. 13 declaration by Steven Lohr, the wine company’s
chief operating officer.
The winery contacted “a gentleman who
is one of the leading wine aroma and flavor
researchers in the world,” according to Lohr.
The researcher and his team identified
mercaptan (a sulfur compound) as being
responsible for the cooked onion aromas and
flavors found in the J. Lohr wine.
“It is indeed from onions, and has never
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before been identified in wine,” Lohr said.
The mercaptan, which is detectable by
humans at a threshold of eight parts per trillion, was found in the J. Lohr wine in excess
of 378 parts per trillion, according to the
researcher. “Needless to say, we have no uses
for this wine, and it is not marketable on the
bulk wine market,” Lohr said.
Though Sensient is not dehydrating
onions now, J. Lohr’s lawsuit contends that
molecules from the onion could be absorbed
into the grape vines, retained over the winter
and reintroduced into next year’s fruit.
“There is some evidence that suggests
that such a process can occur with vines that
have been affected by smoke from forest
fires,” the suit says.
Also listed as a defendant in the suit is
Sensient’s Milwaukee-based parent company, Sensient Technologies. The corporation’s
website says it’s the “leading supplier of flavors, fragrances and colors” used for foods
and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics,
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home and personal care items, and other
products.
In 1972, Jerry Lohr planted 280 acres of
wine grapes in Arroyo Seco near Greenfield
and in 1974 completed his winery in San
Jose, where the company is now based.
Today, the company has about 900 acres
in Arroyo Seco, producing Chardonnay and
other cool-climate varietals such as Riesling,
Valdiguié and Pinot Noir, and has 2,000
acres in Paso Robles which produce
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and other red
varietals.
Court files indicate Sensient has finished
dehydrating onions for 2009 and won’t
resume until 2010.
In addition to wines under the J. Lohr
name, the company produces wines labeled
under Cypress Vineyards, Painter Bridge and
Ariel, a nonalcoholic wine. In February, J.
Lohr was listed by Wine Business Monthly
as No. 16 among the top 30 U.S. wine companies.
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October 23, 2009
JUDGE
From page 1A
“At best,” Whyte said in the six-page
judgment, “plaintiff has come forward with
evidence that his sexual orientation was
known to some within the department, and
that over the course of his 10-year tenure, he
has been offended by some comments and
conduct, only a few of which were directed
at him.”
Smolinski’s attorney, Stephen Usoz said
Thursday the judgement was unfortunate.
“Obviously, it didn’t go in Darrin’s favor,”
he told The Pine Cone. “We are reviewing it
for purposes of appeal.”
Whyte also said Smolinski had not shown
the alleged offensive comments or conduct
were pervasive enough to give rise to his
claim he worked in a hostile work environment.
“The fact that some fellow officers made
comments that could be construed as derogatory toward homosexuals over plaintiff ’s
many-year career and that at a period of time
an outsider sent harassing correspondence to
the department does not meet requirements
for a hostile work environment,” Whyte said.
Whyte found Smolinski also didn’t provide any evidence of anti-homosexual attitude by Miller and former city manager Jim
Colangelo, who turned down Smolinski for
commander in favor of another officer.
Smolinski also failed to show that the
city, its police department and Miller had
engaged in “willful, malicious and outrageous conduct,” according to the ruling.
At the time Smolinski was up for promotion to commander, Whyte said there was
evidence Miller told Colangelo he believed
the officer was dishonest. But the evidence
also showed Colangelo disregarded Miller’s
comment and based his decision not to promote Smolinski on what Colangelo considered to be the officer’s unsatisfactory interview, according to Whyte.
Decade of harassment alleged
Smolinski alleged in his suit that problems began a decade ago when Miller was
police chief. He said the problems continued
when Chief Darius Engles was hired in 2006.
Engles announced his resignation in August.
Smolinski sought an unspecified amount
of money in damages. He claimed the police
department’s email system was used to “circulate information which utilized derogatory
terms and statements relating to homosexual
and bisexual individuals.”
One joke, entitled, “Time for your annual
‘Am I Gay’ self examination,” included
seven off-color, disparaging questions, he
said. The sender included a disclaimer that
the message was intended as a joke.
Though he said he was denied promotions, Smolinski maintained he received
“multiple commendations” and top scores
during promotional interviews. The suit also
alleges Smolinski was retaliated against and
suffered depression and anxiety because of
his support for a bisexual coworker, Rhonda
Ramey, a former parking officer. Smolinski
claimed he wasn’t promoted as retaliation for
his support of Ramey, who filed a complaint
in 1999 against Miller for not disciplining a
supervisor who had “harassed her for being
bisexual and having an open marriage.”
In June 2001, six months after Miller
fired Ramey, she filed a federal harassment
and retaliation lawsuit against Miller.
Smolinski helped Ramey prepare for trial
and testified in court on her behalf against
Miller. A jury later ruled in favor of Miller.
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D. Jack Gibson
D. Jack “Jack” Gibson, 85, passed away peacefully at his residence in Carmel,
California, on September 28, 2009. Jack Gibson was the son of George and Irene
Gibson, Spearfish, South Dakota. He graduated from Spearfish High School in1941 and
attended South Dakota State University until he was drafted and entered the United
States Army.
Just prior to serving in the European campaign of World War II, Jack married Donna
Rae Searls of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on February 8,1944. Upon his return to the
States, Jack soon began his career in the trucking industry, working for Wilson Truck
Lines in Sioux Falls. In 1953, he was involved in the formation of Midwest Coast
Transport. Mr. Gibson held the position of President of Midwest Coast for some twenty years, and was Executive Vice President of All American Transport, Sioux Falls during the same period.
Upon leaving Midwest Coast Transport in 1972, Mr. Gibson was an industry consultant for several long haul truck lines. Jack and Donna spent time in Chicago and
Madison, Wisconsin until 1976 when he joined United National Bank in Sioux Falls..
In 1977, the Gibson’s purchased The Horizon Inn, Carmel, California. They owned and
operated the Horizon Inn until 1983, at which time he retired.
Jack Gibson enjoyed traveling, golf, entertaining friends, and cooking; but his passion in life was politics. He held various local, state and national positions within the
Republican Party. Jack Gibson was a past member of the Republican National
Committee and a member of the convention site committee. He was twice a delegate
to the Republican national convention. He held campaign management positions for
several presidential campaigns, including Barry Goldwater and Richard M. Nixon as
well as various congressional and legislative campaign roles throughout his lifetime. His
last volunteer campaign position was that of chairman for the Eastwood for Mayor,
Carmel, California, mayoral election.
Besides his political positions Mr. Gibson was an active member of the Young
Presidents Organization, American Truckers Association, Rotary, Scottish Rite, El Riad
Shrine, Karl Mundt Library Foundation, and was a past member of the Sioux Falls
School Board. Mr. Gibson had volunteered his time to Meals on Wheels in Monterey
County.
Mr. Gibson is survived by his wife, Donna of Carmel, California, and their two children, Claudia Gibson, Clifton, New Jersey, and David (Sheri Jo), Brookings, South
Dakota. He is also survived by four grandsons, Patrick (Samantha) McCoy of Belleville,
New Jersey, Joseph (Christine) McCoy of New York City, Daniel (Nicole) Gibson of
Sioux Falls and Taylor Gibson of Brookings, South Dakota and one great grandson,
Daylen Gibson of Sioux Falls.
A private family memorial was held in Carmel, California. The family requests any
gifts in the memory of Mr. Gibson be directed to the benefit of Hospice of the Central
Coast, 2 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey, California.
BILLS
From page 1A
transferring $133,750 budgeted for positions
in administrative services, the police department, public works and community services
that went unfilled last year, along with
$62,287 that was not spent on police overtime. Unused funds allocated for professional and contractual services provided most of
the remainder, as well as $27,960 from the
stormwater runoff program and $12,865
from the workers compensation fund.
“With the exception of the transfer from
the workers compensation reserve fund,
these transfers do not increase the total general fund expenditures budget,” she said in
her report. “Rather, they shift monies from
one line item to another.” The council agreed
BENTLEY
From page 4A
with Giuffre’s recommendations and voted
to approve the transfers.
After the meeting, in response to a
request from Hardy, Giuffre said the city had
originally budgeted $60,000 for legal professional services in 2008/2009. At midyear, the
council increased the amount to $185,000,
but actual expenditures by the end of the year
topped out at $507,898.
Giuffre reported litigation over the
Flanders property accounted for the largest
amount — $360,359 — with John
Mandurrago’s unsuccessful lawsuit over the
city’s failure to approve his downtown Plaza
Del Mar project totaling $66,200. “General
matters and employment law issues,” including costs related to the city’s defense against
a sexual-harassment lawsuit filed by human
resources manager Jane Miller, totaled
$81,339.
hidden and risk driving such a high-profile
vehicle, his insurance agent told him that
rings of thieves often strip expensive cars for
their costly parts.
“I love the doggone car,” he said. “I’m
pretty nervous about looking at it. They dismantled the upholstery, and it had gorgeous
leather interior. I need some hand-holding
when I go over there.”
Cooper and Neil were arrested for possession of stolen property. Neil was also
charged with probation violation and possession of a controlled substance.
on a street in Salinas. A Salinas P.D. officer
was also in the area at the time and asked a
dispatcher to look up the plate number to see
who owned the car, according to Mukai.
“They were driving around in the Bentley
and looked suspicious,” he said, so police
“ended up doing a traffic stop and arresting
the two suspects.”
LeVett said he received a call late that
night that his Bentley had
been found and parked in a
tow yard. It’s now at the
repair shop, and LeVett,
who was out of town when it
was stolen, said he planned
to drive over Thursday to
inspect the damage.
The men were reportedly
in the process of dismantling it for parts, starting
with interior components.
While LeVett wondered
how someone would know
to look for the car in the
underground garage, find
the key where it had been
Michael Neil
William Cooper
October 23, 2009
WATER
From page 1A
Oct. 20.
Before the order was imposed, Cal Am
said the directive could mean customers
would be limited to about 50 gallons per person per day, 20 gallons less than the average
amount customers use on the Peninsula.
Statewide water use averages about 120 gallons per person per day.
“Fifty gallons a day is only enough to
cover the bare minimum of indoor use,”
Bowie said.
“We feel the reductions required in the
order, especially in future years, would
potentially jeopardize public health and safety,” said
Monterey Peninsula Water
Management District general manager
Darby Fuerst.
The Pebble Beach Company and residents of Del Monte Forest who bought water
from the company’s allotment got a lastminute reprieve when the SWRCB exempted
them from the water hookup ban. After
switching to reclaimed water for irrigation of
Motorcyclist hits bus near Bixby
A PACIFICA resident who was riding a
motorcycle was airlifted to San Jose
Regional Medical Center by a CALSTAR
helicopter Saturday after he collided with a
Monterey-Salinas Transit bus on Highway 1
in Big Sur. The accident occurred about 1.3
miles south of Bixby Bridge at about 12:30
p.m.
“The motorcyclist was traveling south,
while the bus was going north,” California
Highway Patrol spokesman Bob Lehman
explained. “The rider seems to have lost control of his bike and slid. It is not known if he
made contact with the bus before he lost control of his bike.”
Lehman was unable to provide any details
of the rider’s injuries or an update on his condition.
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Oct. 23 - 29
Coast Gallery Retirement
Celebration Sale! Extra Discount this week on
Marc Chagall prints! Art Glass, Sculpture,
Paintings, American Master Crafts, Jewelry. Open
daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Coast Gallery Carmel,
Ocean Avenue and San Carlos. (831) 625-3200.
Oct. 23 - Chamber Music Monterey Bay’s first
concert of the 2009/10 season will be the
Emerson String Quartet at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct.
23, at Sunset Center in Carmel.The Emerson String
Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets, with an unparalleled list of achievements over
three decades, including eight Grammy Awards.
In their program on Oct. 23, the quartet will perform Schubert’s Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 125;
Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 9, Op. 117; and
Dvorak’s Quartet in C Major, Op. 61. Individual
tickets are available for $39-$62. Call about our
Kids Up Front & Free! program for free tickets for
students in grades 4-12. For tickets and info, call
(831) 625.2212 or visit www.chambermusicmontereybay.org.
Oct. 24 - All Saints’ Day School’s Fall Festival,
Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 8060
Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. Please come! Fun
games, delicious food, live music and great shopping! Free Admission. Food/drink tickets available
for purchase. Wristbands allow unlimited play:
$20 each (1 to 2 wristbands per family), $15
each (3+ wristbands per family) Children under 3
years play for free.
Oct. 24 - TikTokToo Artists’ Open House. Free.
10 to 5, Saturday, Oct. 24. Sip, Snack, Shop for
Christmas. 220 Punta del Monte, Carmel Valley
Village. www.TikTokToo.com for info/directions or
call (831) 659-4055.
Oct. 24 & 25 - Halloween Happenings @
Pt.Sur Lightstation! Two special Ghost Tours benefiting the restoration of Point Sur Lightstation in Big
Sur will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday,
Oct. 25. For a donation of $55, your evening of
ghostly fun will begin with a walking tour to the
lighthouse in time for sunset, followed by refreshments in the barn, ghost stories of Pt. Sur by professional actor/storyteller Kevin Hanstick, and
dessert and drinks in the visitor’s center. Tours start
at 5:15 p.m. each evening and will last 3+ hours.
Tours are limited to 40 people. Reservations:
(831)
649-7139,
[email protected]
www.pointsur.org.
Oct. 26 - Book Publishing 1-2-3: From the
Writer’s Fingers to the Reader’s Hands. This workshop, led by a longtime editor, is sprinkled with
resources, inspiration, and tips (e.g., how to find literary agents) to help aspiring authors increase
their chances of getting published. Highlights: creativity exercises and our “Ask the Editor” Q&A session. Monday, 7 p.m. at Café 3.1.6 (316
Alvarado, Monterey; formerly Bay Books). Cost:
$10, includes info. handouts and a professional
review of five (5) double-spaced pages of writing.
Laurie Gibson, presenter, works with first-time
authors to help improve their writing — and their
chances of getting published. (831) 646-4610.
Oct. 31 - Trick or Treat at Mission Ranch!
Costume Contest at Mission Ranch Restaurant,
Saturday, Oct. 31. Trophies will be given for:
Scariest, Funniest, Best group, Most original.
Judging takes place at 9 p.m. Bar service starts at
4 p.m. Food service starts at 5 p.m. Mission Ranch
Restaurant, 26270 Dolores Street, Carmel. (831)
624-6436.
Oct. 31 – The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea and
the Carmel Celebrates Community Committee
proudly invite you to celebrate Carmel-by-theSea’s 93rd Birthday at the city’s annual Party and
Halloween Parade, Saturday, Oct. 31. Halloween
parade begins at Sunset Center, 11 a.m. Hot dog
lunch ($5) from Noon to 1 p.m. at Sunset Center.
Tickets for lunch available at City Hall. (831) 6202000.
Oct. 31 - Halloween Costume Party featuring
“The Money Band” at Carmel Mission Inn, Rio
Road in Carmel, Saturday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. to 1
a.m. Prizes include: $350 Best Couple, $300 Best
Costume, $200 Michael Jackson “Thriller” Danceoff, $50 Random Drawings throughout the eve.
$49.95 per person. Includes 2 drinks, light hors
d’oeuvres. Must be 21+. Buy tickets at Carmel
Mission Inn or www.kimshalloweenhaunt.com.
Nov. 1 - A special All Souls’ Eve service at All
Saints’ Episcopal Church, Carmel, will combine
prayers to commemorate deceased loved ones
with the seldom heard 1893 version of the Faure
Requiem. Music director Dr. Jean Widaman will
conduct the All Saints’ Choir and Evensong Choir,
featured soloists Nancy Williams, soprano; Peter
Tuff, baritone; and chamber orchestra. A reception will follow the service. All are welcome to
attend November 1, 5:30 p.m. at All Saints
Church, Dolores & Ninth. For further information
phone (831) 624-3883 or visit online at www.allsaintscarmel.org.
Nov. 7 - Country Store & Auction to benefit
Blind & Visually Impaired Center. Teddy Bears,
restaurant gift certificates, jars of homemade jam,
handmade crafts, food, and amazing stocking
stuffers - all for sale in a fun, festive Country Store
with entertainment, raffles, and silent and live auctions! Fun for folks of all ages. Novemeber 7, 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. 225 Laurel Avenue, Pacific Grove.
(831) 373-6849.
Nov. 7 - Craft Show and Sale in an Olive
Grove. Local people creating, growing and collecting for your home, garden, pets and of course,
you! Saturday, November 7, 2009, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Homemade natural soap, silk wine bags and
lavender sachets, wood works, homemade jam,
and much more. Bring your friends, come check it
out and enjoy complimentary iced tea and coffee!
Fattoria Muia Olive Grove, 144 West Carmel
Valley Rd, Carmel Valley CA 93924.
Nov. 12 - Holiday After-Hours Shopping Event,
November 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Lush Carmel, celebrates and appreciates local business. In partnership with Il Fornaio, we are holding a personalized shopping party. RSVP and bring your business card to participate and enjoy food, beverage
and festivities. Featuring best- selling products and
dressed to the nines gift boxes. Black and white
attire is optional. For every $100 you purchase,
you will receive a complimentary gift box (valued
at $14). Lush Carmel — Pine Inn Complex, Lincoln
& Ocean Ave. RSVP (831) 625-5857
Nov. 13-15 Spiritual Rebirth: Please join us for
an exciting program on ‘Understanding the New
Awakening’ sponsored by the California Region of
Cayce’s ARE at Asilomar Conference Grounds
November 13-15. Guest speakers include Robert
Grant and Istavan Fazekas. Information at
www.caycegoldengate.org or call Michelle Long
at (831) 917-7982.
the company’s golf courses, the company
was allowed to use half the saved water —
about 365 acre-feet per year — for new
development.
“With respect to the Pebble Beach area, if
you either had a water credit or buy one from
the Pebble Beach Co., the moratorium will
not impact you,” Don Eastman, vice president with the Del Monte Forest Property
Owners, said after the meeting.
Cal Am must end its illegal diversions
from the Carmel River by Dec. 31, 2016, the
SWRCB said.
Rallying for water
On Tuesday, a group of 42 Peninsula residents opposed to the order boarded two
chartered buses to attend the hearing in
Sacramento. The group, calling itself Our
Water, Our Lives, included public officials,
hospitality and real-estate industry workers,
who told the board of hardships that would
accompany a cutback order.
Del Rey Oaks resident Andy Clarke, who
is running against Monterey Peninsula Water
Management District Director Judi Lehman
for the Division 2 seat, said the order would
punish Peninsula residents who have tried
their best to conserve.
“The cease and desist order isn’t against
Cal Am,” he said. “It’s against me and my
two little children.”
Those opposed to the order outnumbered
the proponents 43-5. The few who called for
the order are concerned about the river’s
population of steelhead trout — a protected
fish which prompted the state to compel Cal
Am to reduce its water use back in 1995.
Larry Silver, attorney for the Carmel
River Steelhead Association and the Sierra
Club, urged the board to move forward with
the order.
“It takes a positive step forward in regards
to the public trust resources that are in the
river,” Silver said.
Though environmental groups list the
fish as part of the South-Central California
Coast Steelhead group, and call it a “distinct
population,” Oncorhynchus mykiss is plenti-
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ful around the world, and in some areas is
even considered invasive. There is no threat
the species will go extinct.
Jonas Minton, with the Planning and
Conservation League, urged the board to
adopt the order so the momentum that’s been
gaining over the past couple of years toward
developing a water project for the Peninsula
doesn’t fade.
“If you do not follow through with the
cease and desist order,” Minton said, “it’s
quite likely the old frictions and old inertia
will return, and nothing will happen.”
Carmel resident Carolina Bayne was
blunt about her take on the order.
“I really don’t give a rat’s ass about the
salmon and the steelhead ... ” she said.
“When it comes to me or them, I’m for me.”
Ron Chesshire, president of the
Monterey/Santa Cruz Building Trades
Council, told the board the construction
business has been hit hard by the recession
and that the order would only worsen things.
“The construction industry is in shambles,” he said.
Sen. Abel Maldonado told the board not
to cut back water on the Peninsula.
“This is not an issue of politics,”
Maldonado said. “This is about the economic health and solvency of an entire county.”
The
California
Public
Utilities
Commission is reviewing three different projects, including a regional plan that includes
a desalination plant in Marina.
The plant would be operated by Marina
Coast Water District, which would sell the
water to Cal Am. That plan has received
wide support.
Before imposing the order, board member
Arthur Baggett said he was “heartened” to
know there was progress toward developing
a water project.
“What this order before us today is, is a
plan to move forward,” he said. “It’s a prescription. You may not agree with it but that’s
what this order is.”
The sole vote against the cutback order
came from SWRCB member Tam Doduc,
who said it wasn’t harsh enough.
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The Carmel Pine Cone
October 23, 2009
PUBLIC NOTICES • PUBLIC NOTICES • PUBLIC NOTICES
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No.
1225539-15 APN: 015-346-002-000
TRA: LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6188 REF:
Schuh, Maria Ellena IMPORTANT
NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER:YOU
ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF
TRUST, DATED February 08, 2005.
UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE
SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU
NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE
NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING
AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 05,
2009, at 10:00am, Cal-Western
Reconveyance Corporation, as duly
appointed trustee under and pursuant
to Deed of Trust recorded February 16,
2005, as Inst. No. 2005015697 in book
XX, page XX of Official Records in the
office of the County Recorder of
Monterey County, State of California,
executed by Maria Ellena Antonizio
Schuh, An Unmarried Woman, will sell
at public auction to highest bidder for
cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state
or national bank, a check drawn by a
state or federal credit union, or a check
drawn by a state or federal savings and
loan association, savings association,
or savings bank At the main entrance to
the county administration building, 168
W. Alisal Street Salinas, California, all
right, title and interest conveyed to and
now held by it under said Deed of Trust
in the property situated in said County
and State described as: Completely
described in said deed of trust The
street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property
described above is purported to be: 195
Hacienda Carmel Carmel CA 93923
The undersigned Trustee disclaims any
liability for any incorrectness of the
street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale
will be held, but without covenant or
warranty, express or implied, regarding
title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and
expenses of the Trustee and of the
trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to
pay the remaining principal sums of the
note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust.
The total amount of the unpaid balance
of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated
costs, expenses and advances at the
time of the initial publication of the
Notice of Sale is: $191,032.36. If the
Trustee is unable to convey title for any
reason, the successful bidder's sole
and exclusive remedy shall be the
return of monies paid to the Trustee,
and the successful bidder shall have no
further recourse. The beneficiary under
said Deed of Trust heretofore executed
and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand
for Sale, and a written Notice of Default
and Election to Sell. The undersigned
caused said Notice of Default and
Election to Sell to be recorded in the
county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the
subject of this notice of sale, the
"mortgage loan servicer" as defined
in civil code § 2923.53(k)(3), declares
that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order
of exemption pursuant to civil code
section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date
this notice of sale is recorded. the
time frame for giving a notice of sale
specified in civil code section
2923.52 subdivision (a) does not
apply to this notice of sale pursuant
to civil code sections 2923.52.
California Declaration I, John
Kennerty, of America’s Servicing
Company
(“Mortgage
Loan
Servicer”), declare under penalty of
perjury, under the laws of the State
of California, that the following is
true and correct: The Mortgage Loan
Services has obtained from the
Commissioner of Corporation a final
or temporary order of exemption
pursuant to California Civil code
Section 2923.53 that is current and
valid on the date the accompanying
Notice of Sale is filed. AND/OR The
timeframe for giving Notice of Sale
specified in subdivision (a) of Civil
Code Section 2923.52 does not apply
pursuant to Section 2923.52 or
2923.55. Date and Place: 07/03/2009
Fort Mill, South Carolina Name of
Signor: John Kennerty Title and/or
Position VP Communication.
For
sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to
4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western
Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East
Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon,
CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 12,
2009. (R-261181 10/16/09, 10/23/09,
10/30/09)
Publication dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, 2009.
(PC 1001)
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No.
1224694-02 APN: 187-262-003-000
TRA: 060011 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6268
REF: Voznak, Gerard IMPORTANT
NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER:YOU
ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF
TRUST, DATED July 26, 2007. UNLESS
YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT
YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD
AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN
EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF
THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU,
YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.
On October 29, 2009, at 10:00am, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation,
as duly appointed trustee under and
pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded
August 02, 2007, as Inst. No.
2007060870 in book XX, page XX of
Official Records in the office of the
County Recorder of Monterey County,
State of California, executed by Gerard
Voznak An Unmarried Man, will sell at
public auction to highest bidder for
cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state
or national bank, a check drawn by a
state or federal credit union, or a check
drawn by a state or federal savings and
loan association, savings association,
or savings bank At the main entrance to
the county administration building, 168
W. Alisal Street Salinas, California, all
right, title and interest conveyed to and
now held by it under said Deed of Trust
in the property situated in said County
and State described as: Completely
described in said deed of trust The
street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property
described above is purported to be: 343
Country Club Dr Carmel Valley CA
93924-9555 The undersigned Trustee
disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other
common designation, if any, shown
herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or
implied, regarding title, possession,
condition or encumbrances, including
fees, charges and expenses of the
Trustee and of the trusts created by
said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining
principal sums of the note(s) secured
by said Deed of Trust. The total amount
of the unpaid balance of the obligation
secured by the property to be sold and
reasonable estimated costs, expenses
and advances at the time of the initial
publication of the Notice of Sale is:
$732,339.22. If the Trustee is unable to
convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid
to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The
beneficiary under said Deed of Trust
heretofore executed and delivered to
the undersigned a written declaration of
Default and Demand for Sale, and a
written Notice of Default and Election to
Sell. The undersigned caused said
Notice of Default and Election to Sell to
be recorded in the county where the
real property is located. Regarding the
property that is the subject of this
notice of sale, the "mortgage loan
servicer" as defined in civil code §
2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has
obtained from the commissioner a
final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section
2923.53 and that the exemption is
current and valid on the date this
notice of sale is recorded. the time
frame for giving a notice of sale
specified in civil code section
2923.52 subdivision (a) does not
apply to this notice of sale pursuant
to civil code sections 2923.52. This
California Declaration is made pursuant to California Civil Code
Section 2923.54 and is to be included
with the Notice of Sale. I, Jaimee
Gonzales, of Wachovia Mortgage,
FSB (‘Mortgage Loan Servicer’),
declare under penalty of perjury,
under the laws of the State of
California, that the following is true
and correct: The Mortgage Loan
Servicer has obtained from the
Commissioner of Corporation a final
or temporary order of exemption
pursuant to California Civil Code
Section 2923.53 that is current and
valid on the date the accompanying
notice of sale is filed AND The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Civil Code
Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55.
Date: 7/22/09 Name of Signor:
Jaimee Gonzales Title and/or
Position: Vice President For sales
information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm
(619)
590-1221.
Cal-Western
Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East
Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon,
CA 92022-9004 Dated: October 07,
2009. (R-261731 10/09/09, 10/16/09,
10/23/09)
Publication dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 2009.
(PC 1002)
TSG
No.:
4028688
TS
No.:
20099073500400 FHA/VA/PMI No.:
NONE NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE
YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A
DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/03/2005.
UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE
SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU
NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE
NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING
AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10/22/2009 at
10:00 AM, FIRST AMERICAN
LOANSTAR TRUSTEE SERVICES, as
duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded
06/09/2005,
as
Instrument
No.2005057780, in book ,page , of
Official Records in the office of the
County Recorder of MONTEREY
County, State of CALIFORNIA.
Executed by: EMILIO EMILIANO
AQUINO, ADRIENNE
CELESTE
HALL, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR
CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH
EQUIVALENT or other form of payment
authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at
time of sale in lawful money of the
United States) AT THE MAIN
ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 168 W.
ALISAL STREET, SALINAS, CA All
right, title and interest conveyed to and
now held by it under said Deed of Trust
in the property situated in said County
and State described as: AS MORE
FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE
MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN#
012-681-009 The street address and
other common designation, if any, of the
real property described above is purported to be: 1205 YOSEMITE ST ,
SEASIDE, CA, 93955 The undersigned
Trustee disclaims any liability for any
incorrectness of the street address and
other common designation, if any ,
shown herein. Said sale will be made,
but without covenant or warranty,
expressed or implied, regarding title,
possession, or encumbrances, to pay
the remaining principal sum of the
note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust,
with interest thereon, as provided in
said note(s), advances, under the terms
of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and
expenses of the Trustee and of the
trusts created by said Deed of Trust.
The total amount of the unpaid balance
of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated
costs, expenses and advances at the
time of the initial publication of the
Notice of Sale is $580,396.13. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust
heretofore executed and delivered to
the undersigned a written Declaration
of Default and Demand for Sale, and a
written Notice of Default and Election to
Sell. The undersigned caused said
Notice of Default and Election to Sell to
be recorded in the County where the
real property is located. First
AmericanLoanstar Trustee Services
3 First American Way Santa Ana, CA
92707 FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 619-590-1221
Date: 09/22/2009 FIRST AMERICAN
LOANSTAR TRUSTEE SERVICES
MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT
A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION
OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT
PURPOSE. Requirements of SB1137
have been met pursuant to the
Notice of Sale Declaration of record.
The beneficiary or servicing agent
declares that it has obtained from
the Commissioner of Corporations a
final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code
Section 2923.53 that is current and
valid on the date the Notice of Sale is
filed and/or The timeframe for giving
Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code
Section 2923.52 applies and has
been provided or the loan is exempt
from the requirements. Authorized
Signature: Chet Sconyers 10/02/09,1
0/09/09, 10/16/09 R-262399
Publication dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 2009.
(PC 1003)
FICTITIOUS
BUSINESS
NAME
STATEMENT File No. 20092040. The
following person(s) is(are) doing business as: iHEART HOME STAGING,
LLC, 225 Crossroads Blvd. STE #322,
Carmel, California 93923. Monterey
County. iHEART HOME STAGING,
LLC-CA, 225 Crossroads Blvd. STE
#322, Carmel, California 93923. This
business is conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant commenced
to transact business under the fictitious
business name listed above on: N/A. (s)
Thayda Graves, CEO. This statement
was filed with the County Clerk of
Monterey County on Sept. 18, 2009.
Publication dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23,
2009. (PC 1004)
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20092076
The following person(s) is (are) doing
business as:
Pacific Coast Flooring, 742 El Sur
Avenue, Salinas, CA 93906, County of
Monterey
Romulo Dorantes Cabrera, 742 El Sur
Avenue, Salinas, CA 93906
This business is conducted by an individual
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name or names listed above on N/A
I declare that all information in this
statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information
which he or she knows to be false is
guilty of a crime.)
S/ Romulo Dorantes Cabrera
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk of Monterey on
September 23, 2009.
NOTICE-In accordance with Section
17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement
generally expires five years from the
date it was filed with the County Clerk,
except as provided in Section 17920(b),
where it expires 40 days after any
change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other
than a change in the residence address
of a registered owner. A New Fictitious
Business Name Statement must be
filed before the expiration.
The filing of this statement does not of
itself authorize the use in this state of a
Fictitious Business Name in violation of
the rights of another under Federal,
State, or common law (See Section
14411 et seq., Business and
Professions Code).
Original Filing
10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23/09
CNS-1692612#
CARMEL PINE CONE
Publication dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23,
2009. (PC 1007)
SUPERIOR COURT
OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF MONTEREY
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Case No. M101457.
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:
petitioner, JOSEPH A. ARAGON, filed a
petition with this court for a decree
changing names as follows:
A.Present name:
JOSEPH A. ARAGON
Proposed name:
JOSEPH SAXON
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter 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 must
file a written objection that includes the
reasons for the objection at least two
court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the
hearing to show cause why the petition
should not be granted. If no written
objection is timely filed, the court may
grant the petition without a hearing.
NOTICE OF HEARING:
DATE: November 6, 2009
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
DEPT: 14
The address of the court is 1200
Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940.
A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks
prior to the date set for hearing on the
petition in the following newspaper of
general circulation, printed in this county: The Carmel Pine Cone, Carmel.
(s) Susan M. Dauphine
Judge of the Superior Court
Date filed: Sept. 24, 2009
Clerk: Connie Mazzei
Deputy: S. Hans
Publication dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23,
2009. (PC1008)
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20091915
The following person(s) is (are) doing
business as:
Hearing Aid Center of Carmel and
Monterey, 26135 Carmel Rancho
Blvd., Building F, Suite 23B, Carmel,
CA 93923; County of Monterey
RealEar, Inc., (a California corporation),
26135 Carmel Rancho Blvd., Building F,
Suite 23B, Carmel, CA 93923
This business is conducted by a corporation
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name or names listed above on
10/23/2004
I declare that all information in this
statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information
which he or she knows to be false is
guilty of a crime.)
S/ Genesh Kripapuri, President
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk of Monterey on August
27, 2009
NOTICE-In accordance with Section
17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement
generally expires five years from the
date it was filed with the County Clerk,
except as provided in Section 17920(b),
where it expires 40 days after any
change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other
than a change in the residence address
of a registered owner. A New Fictitious
Business Name Statement must be
filed before the expiration.
The filing of this statement does not of
itself authorize the use in this state of a
Fictitious Business Name in violation of
the rights of another under Federal,
State, or common law (See Section
14411 et seq., Business and
Professions Code).
New Filing - with CHANGE(S)
10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23/09
CNS-1679391#
CARMEL PINE CONE
Publication dates: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23,
2009. (PC 1009)
FICTITIOUS
BUSINESS
NAME
STATEMENT File No. 20092042. The
following person(s) is(are) doing business as: FANCY FOOTWORK, 505
Lighthouse Ave. #204, Pacific Grove,
CA 93950. Monterey County. GLINDA
SUE ANDERSON, 521 Watson,
Monterey, CA 93940. This business is
conducted by an individual. Registrant
commenced to transact business under
the fictitious business name listed
above on: Sept. 1, 2009. (s) Glinda Sue
Anderson. This statement was filed with
the County Clerk of Monterey County
on Sept. 18, 2009. Publication dates:
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2009. (PC 1010)
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20092095
The following person(s) is (are) doing
business as:
Elite Carmel Estate Management, 27
Alta Mesa Circle, Monterey, CA
93940; County of Monterey
Elite
Concierge
And
Estate
Management LLC., 27 Alta Mesa
Circle, Monterey, CA 93940, California
This business is conducted by a limited
liability company
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name or names listed above on 05/1/09
I declare that all information in this
statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information
which he or she knows to be false is
guilty of a crime.)
S/ Terry A. Coates, Member
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk of Monterey on
September 24, 2009
NOTICE-In accordance with Section
17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement
generally expires five years from the
date it was filed with the County Clerk,
except as provided in Section 17920(b),
where it expires 40 days after any
change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other
than a change in the residence address
of a registered owner. A New Fictitious
Business Name Statement must be
filed before the expiration.
The filing of this statement does not of
itself authorize the use in this state of a
Fictitious Business Name in violation of
the rights of another under Federal,
State, or common law (See Section
14411 et seq., Business and
Professions Code).
Original Filing
10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30/09
CNS-1705383#
CARMEL PINE CONE
Publication dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30,
2009. (PC 1013)
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20092111
The following person(s) is (are) doing
business as:
Joe's Fire Protection Services &
Repair, 722 Milbrae St., Salinas, CA
93906; County of Monterey
Joseph Agamao Sr., 722 Mibrae St.,
Salinas, CA 93906.
This business is conducted by an individual
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name or names listed above on N/A
I declare that all information in this
statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information
which he or she knows to be false is
guilty of a crime.)
S/ Joseph Agamao Sr.
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk of Monterey on
September 29, 2009.
NOTICE-In accordance with Section
17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement
generally expires five years from the
date it was filed with the County Clerk,
except as provided in Section 17920(b),
where it expires 40 days after any
change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other
than a change in the residence address
of a registered owner. A New Fictitious
Business Name Statement must be
filed before the expiration.
The filing of this statement does not of
itself authorize the use in this state of a
Fictitious Business Name in violation of
the rights of another under Federal,
State, or common law (See Section
14411 et seq., Business and
Professions Code).
Original Filing
10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30/09
CNS-1700984#
CARMEL PINE CONE
Publication dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30,
2009. (PC 1014)
AP No.: 006-026-016
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE
UNDER DEED OF TRUST
YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A
DEED OF TRUST AND ASSIGNMENT
OF RENTS, DATED JULY 17, 2008,
UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE
SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU
NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE
NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING
AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.
NOTICE is hereby given that Graden P.
Jackson, Authorized Agent, pursuant to
the Deed of Trust and Assignment of
Rents, dated July 17, 2008, executed
by Trevor Woolf and Linda Woolf, on
behalf of Hands on Capital, Inc.,
Trustor, recorded on July 28, 2008, as
document 2008049054, of Official
Records, in the office of the County
Recorder
of
Monterey
County,
California, and pursuant to the Notice of
Default recorded May 27, 2009, as
Document 2009032413 of said Official
Records, will sell on November 6, 2009,
at the Main Entrance to the County
Administration Building, 168 West Alisal
Street, Salinas, CA., at 10:00 AM, at
public auction to the highest bidder for
cash (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States), all
right, title and interest conveyed to and
now held by it under said Deed of Trust
in the property situated in said county
and state hereinafter described: As
more fully described in said Deed of
Trust. The undersigned mortgagee,
beneficiary or authorized agent for the
mortgagee or beneficiary declares that
this property is not subject to California
Civil Code Section 2923.5. The property address and other common designation, if any, of the real property
described above is purported to be:
1031 Shell Avenue, Pacific Grove,
California 93950. The undersigned
Authorized Agent disclaims any liability
for any incorrectness of the property
address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total
amount of the unpaid balance of the
obligation secured by the property to be
sold and reasonable estimated costs,
expenses and advances at the time of
the initial publication of the notice of
sale is: $341,106.44. In addition to
cash, the Authorized Agent will accept a
cashier's check drawn on a State or
National Bank, a check drawn by a
State or Federal Credit Union or a
check drawn by a State or Federal
Savings and Loan Association, Savings
Association or Savings Bank specified
in Section 5102 of the Financial Code
and authorized to do business in this
state. In the event tender other than
cash is accepted the Authorized Agent
may withhold the issuance of the
trustee's deed until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. Said sale will be made, but
without covenant or warranty, express
or implied, regarding title, possession,
or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said deed,
advances thereunder, with interest as
provided therein, and the unpaid principal balance of the note secured by said
deed with interest thereon as provided
in said note, fees, charges and expenses of the Authorized Agent and the
trusts created by said Deed of Trust.
Agent for Trustee, Richard Hadlock,
2576 Raven Rd., Pleasanton, CA.
84566-4606, Toll Free #: 1-800-4817508
Dated: October 1, 2009.
AUTHORIZED AGENT:
Graden P. Jackson, Attorney at Law
Strong & Hanni
3 Triad Center, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84180
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tele: (801) 532-7080
Toll Free: 1-800-481-7508
First Publication dated: October 9,
2009
October 16, 23, 2009
Publication dates: Oct. 9, 16. 23, 2009.
(PC1016).
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee
Sale No. 201-056941 Loan No. SC9448
Title Order No. 4175370 YOU ARE IN
DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST
DATED 09-26-2006. UNLESS YOU
TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR
PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A
PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN
EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF
THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU,
YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.
On 10-29-2009 at 10:00 A.M., PLM
LENDER SERVICES, INC. as the duly
appointed Trustee under and pursuant
to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-29-2006,
Book , Page , Instrument 2006085909
of official records in the Office of the
Recorder of MONTEREY County,
California, executed by: QUEENSMITH
ENTERPRISES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, as
Trustor,
RICHARD
RICO
CIANFAGLIONE
AND
PINA
CIANFAGLIONE, AS TRUSTEES OF
THE BI-COASTAL REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED AUGUST 8, 1998,
AS
TO
AN
UNDIVIDED
1,025,000/1,125,000
INTEREST;
NANCY D CAVALLARO, A MARRIED
WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 100,000/1,125,000 INTEREST,
as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction
the trustor's interest in the property
described below, to the highest bidder
for cash, cashier's check drawn by a
state or national bank, a cashier's
check drawn by a state or federal credit
union, or a cashier's check drawn by a
state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings
bank specified in section 5102 of the
Financial Code and authorized to do
business in this state. The sale will be
held by the duly appointed trustee as
shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the
trustee in the hereinafter described
property under and pursuant to the
Deed of Trust. The sale will be made,
but without covenant or warranty,
expressed or implied, regarding title,
possession, or encumbrances, to pay
the remaining principal sum of the
note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust,
interest thereon, estimated fees,
charges and expenses of the Trustee
for the total amount (at the time of the
initial publication of the Notice of Sale)
reasonably estimated to be set forth
below. The amount may be greater on
the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE
FRONT OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF
THE ADMINISTRATION BULIDING
LOCATED AT 168 W. ALISAL STREET,
SALINAS CA 93901 Amount of unpaid
balance
and
other
charges:
$1,387,145.94(estimated)
Street
address and other common designation
of the real property purported as: 38020
ROCKY CREEK ROAD , CARMEL, CA
93923 APN Number: 418-132-008 The
undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street
address and other common designa-
tion, if any, shown herein. The property
heretofore described is being sold "as
is". Regarding the property that is the
subject of this notice of sale, the undersigned, as mortgage loan servicer or as
authorized agent for the mortgage loan
servicer declares that: (1) it has not
obtained from the Commissioner a final
or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that
was current and valid on the date the
notice of sale was recorded; and, (2)
the time frame for giving a notice of sale
specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52
subdivision (a) does not apply to this
notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code
Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55 DATE: 1002-2009 FOR TRUSTEE'S SALES
INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 714730-2727, OR VISIT WEBSITE:
WWW.FIDELITYASAP.COM
PLM
LENDER SERVICES, INC., AS
TRUSTEE PLM LENDER SERVICES,
INC., AGENT FOR OR AS SERVICING
AGENT (408)-370-4030 ELIZABETH
GODBEY, VICE PRESIDENT PLM
LENDER SERVICES, INC. IS A DEBT
COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION
OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT
PURPOSE.
ASAP#
3289775
10/09/2009, 10/16/2009, 10/23/2009
Publication dates: Oct. 9, 16. 23, 2009.
(PC1017).
FICTITIOUS
BUSINESS
NAME
STATEMENT File No. 20091999. The
following person(s) is(are) doing business as:
1. SYMMETRY FINANCIAL ADVISORS INC.
2. KENDALL FINANCIAL SERVICES
706 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
93950. Monterey County. SYMMETRY
FINANCIAL ADVISORS INC. - CALIFORNIA, 706 Forest Avenue, Pacific
Grove, CA 93950. This business is conducted by a corporation. Registrant
commenced to transact business under
the fictitious business name listed
above on: April 16, 2007. (s) Susan L.
Kendall, President. This statement was
filed with the County Clerk of Monterey
County on Sept. 11, 2009. Publication
dates: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2009. (PC
1018)
FICTITIOUS
BUSINESS
NAME
STATEMENT File No. 20092027. The
following person(s) is(are) doing business as:
1. DRAFTECT,
2. DRAFTECT.COM
2150 Garden Rd., Suite B3, Monterey,
CA 93940. Monterey County. DARREN
ALLEN DAVIS, 127 Cypress Lakes Ct.,
Marina, CA 93933. This business is
conducted by an individual. Registrant
commenced to transact business under
the fictitious business name listed
above on: May 1985. (s) Darren Allen
Davis. This statement was filed with the
County Clerk of Monterey County on
Sept. 16, 2009. Publication dates: Oct.
16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 2009. (PC 1019)
NOTICE OF PETITION
TO ADMINISTER ESTATE
of TERRY LEE LAPIN,
aka TERRY L. LAPPIN,
aka TERRY LAPPIN
Case Number MP 19679
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of
TERRY LEE LAPPIN, aka TERRY L.
LAPPIN, aka TERRY LAPPIN.
A PETITION FOR PROBATE
has been filed by KAREN LAPPIN in
the Superior Court of California,
County of MONTEREY.
THE PETITION FOR PROBATE
requests that KAREN LAPPIN be
appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the
decedent.
THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the
Independent Administration of
Estates Act. (This authority will allow
the personal representative to take
many actions without obtaining court
approval. Before taking certain very
important actions, however, the personal representative will be required
to give notice to interested persons
unless they have waived notice or
consented to the proposed action.)
The independent administration
authority will be granted unless an
interested person files an objection
to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant
the authority.
A HEARING on the petition will
be held on November 6, 2009 at
10:00 a.m., Dept.: L & M, in the
Superior Court of California, County
of Monterey, 1200 Aguajito Road,
Monterey, CA 93940.
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting
of the petition, you should appear at
the hearing and state your objections
or file written objections with the
court before the hearing. Your
appearance may be in person or by
your attorney.
IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a
contingent creditor of the deceased,
you must file your claim with the
court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the
court within four months from the
date of first issuance of letters as
provided in Probate Code section
9100. The time for filing claims will
not expire before four months from
the hearing date noticed above.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept
by the court. If you are a person
interested in the estate, you may file
with the court a Request for Special
Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of
an inventory and appraisal of estate
assets or of any petition or account
as provided in Probate Code section
1250. A Request for Special Notice
form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for petitioner:
Pascal Anastasi
SBN: 124350
Lawyers On Duty
40 Bonifacio Plaza,
Monterey, CA 93940
831-375-5100
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk of Monterey County on
Oct. 5, 2009.
Publication dates: Oct. 16, 23,
30, 2009. (PC1020)
October 23, 2009
The Carmel Pine Cone
15A
PUBLIC NOTICES • PUBLIC NOTICES • PUBLIC NOTICES
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S.
No.
GM-188052-C
Loan
No.
0359488321 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT
UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED
1/4/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION
TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT
MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF
YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF
THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING
AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale
to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's
check drawn on a state or national
bank, check drawn by a state or federal
credit union, or a check drawn by a
state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of
the Financial Code and authorized to
do business in this state, will be held by
the duly appointed trustee. The sale will
be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding
title, possession, or encumbrances, to
satisfy the obligation secured by said
Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee
disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other
common designation, if any, shown
herein.
TRUSTOR:GREGORY
S
MCBRIDE
AND
CONCETTA
MCBRIDE, HUSBAND AND WIFE
Recorded 1/10/2007 as Instrument No.
2007002614 in Book , page of Official
Records in the office of the Recorder of
Monterey County, California, Date of
Sale:11/6/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of
Sale: At the front of the main entrance
of the Administration Building located at
168 W. Alisal Street, Salinas CA 93901
Property Address is purported to be:
1177 TRINITY AVE SEASIDE, CA
93955-0000 APN #: 012-266-043-000
The total amount secured by said
instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is $555,348.00,
which includes the total amount of the
unpaid balance (including accrued and
unpaid interest) and reasonable estimated costs, expenses, and advances
at the time of initial publication of this
notice. Pursuant to California Civil Code
2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of
the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ]
The mortgage loan servicer has
obtained from the commissioner a final
or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current
and valid on the date the notice of sale
is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving
notice of sale specified in subdivision
(a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply
pursuant to Section 2923.52 or
2923.55. Date: 10/14/2009 ETS
Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario
Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California
91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727
Sunil Jayasinha, TRUSTEE SALE
OFFICER
ASAP#
3281768
10/16/2009, 10/23/2009, 10/30/2009
Publication dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, 2009.
(PC 1021)
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S.
No.
WC-205947-C
Loan
No.
0043663715 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT
UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED
8/31/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE
ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC
SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU
SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A
public auction sale to the highest bidder
for cash, cashier's check drawn on a
state or national bank, check drawn by
a state or federal credit union, or a
check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings
association, or savings bank specified
in Section 5102 of the Financial Code
and authorized to do business in this
state, will be held by the duly appointed
trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or
implied, regarding title, possession, or
encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation
secured by said Deed of Trust. The
undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation,
if
any,
shown
herein.
TRUSTOR:JOSE
AQUINO,
AN
UNMARRIED
MAN
GABRIEL
VASQUEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN
Recorded 9/19/2006 as Instrument No.
2006082146 in Book , page of Official
Records in the office of the Recorder of
Monterey County, California, Date of
Sale:11/6/2009 at 10:00 AM Place of
Sale: At the front of the main entrance
of the Administration Building located at
168 W. Alisal Street, Salinas CA 93901
Property Address is purported to be:
1713 LAGUNA ST SEASIDE, California
93955 APN #: 012-162-046-000 The
total amount secured by said instrument as of the time of initial publication
of this notice is $463,194.00, which
includes the total amount of the unpaid
balance (including accrued and unpaid
interest) and reasonable estimated
costs, expenses, and advances at the
time of initial publication of this notice.
Pursuant to California Civil Code
2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of
the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ]
The mortgage loan servicer has
obtained from the commissioner a final
or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current
and valid on the date the notice of sale
is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving
notice of sale specified in subdivision
(a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply
pursuant to Section 2923.52 or
2923.55. Date: 10/8/2009 ETS
Services, LLC 2255 North Ontario
Street, Suite 400 Burbank, California
91504-3120 Sale Line: 714-730-2727
Ileanna Petersen, TRUSTEE SALE
OFFICER
ASAP#
3284432
10/16/2009, 10/23/2009, 10/30/2009
Publication dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, 2009.
(PC 1022)
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No.
09-0101638 Title Order No. 4199870
Investor/Insurer No. 104077985 APN
No. 012-201-026-000 YOU ARE IN
DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST,
DATED 08/18/2005. UNLESS YOU
TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR
PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A
PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN
EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF
THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU,
YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER."
Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly
appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed
of Trust executed by MIRNA AVILES,
AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated
08/18/2005 and recorded 08/26/05, as
Instrument No. 2005088866, in Book ,
Page ), of Official Records in the office
of the County Recorder of Monterey
County, State of California, will sell on
11/06/2009 at 10:00AM, In front of the
main entrance of the Monterey County
Administration building located at 168
W. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93901 at
public auction, to the highest bidder for
cash or check as described below,
payable in full at time of sale, all right,
title, and interest conveyed to and now
held by it under said Deed of Trust, in
the property situated in said County
and State and as more fully described
in the above referenced Deed of Trust.
The street address and other common
designation, if any, of the real property
described above is purported to be:
1512 NOCHE BUENA STREET, SEASIDE, CA, 93955. The undersigned
Trustee disclaims any liability for any
incorrectness of the street address and
other common designation, if any,
shown herein. The total amount of the
unpaid balance with interest thereon of
the obligation secured by the property
to be sold plus reasonable estimated
costs, expenses and advances at the
time of the initial publication of the
Notice of Sale is $752,922.30. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening
bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the
Trustee will accept cashier's checks
drawn on a state or national bank, a
check drawn by a state or federal credit
union, or a check drawn by a state or
federal savings and loan association,
savings association, or savings bank
specified in Section 5102 of the
Financial Code and authorized to do
business in this state. Said sale will be
made, in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or
implied, regarding title, possession or
encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust,
advances thereunder, with interest as
provided, and the unpaid principal of
the Note secured by said Deed of Trust
with interest thereon as provided in said
Note, plus fees, charges and expenses
of the Trustee and of the trusts created
by said Deed of Trust. DATED:
10/16/2009 RECONTRUST COMPANY,
N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone:
(800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626)
927-4399 By:-- Trustee's Sale Officer
RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a
debt collector attempting to collect a
debt. Any information obtained will be
used for that purpose.ASAP# 3297830
10/16/2009, 10/23/2009, 10/30/2009
Publication dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, 2009.
(PC 1023)
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S.
No.
GM-188049-C
Loan
No.
0359311948 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT
UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED
6/6/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION
TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT
MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF
YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF
THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING
AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale
to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's
check drawn on a state or national
bank, check drawn by a state or federal
credit union, or a check drawn by a
state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of
the Financial Code and authorized to
do business in this state, will be held by
the duly appointed trustee. The sale will
be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding
title, possession, or encumbrances, to
satisfy the obligation secured by said
Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee
disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other
common designation, if any, shown
herein. TRUSTOR:RONALD W. VERUSIO AND MARIE C. VERUSIO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS COMMUNITY
PROPERTY Recorded 6/19/2006 as
Instrument No. 2006054137 in Book ,
page of Official Records in the office of
the Recorder of Monterey County,
California, Date of Sale:11/6/2009 at
10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the front of
the main entrance of the Administration
Building located at 168 W. Alisal Street,
Salinas CA 93901 Property Address is
purported to be: 28005 MERCURIO RD
CARMEL, CA 93923-0000 APN #: 169081-009-000 The total amount secured
by said instrument as of the time of initial publication of this notice is
$1,162,067.00, which includes the total
amount of the unpaid balance (including accrued and unpaid interest) and
reasonable estimated costs, expenses,
and advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to
California Civil Code 2923.54 the
undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent,
declares as follows: [ 1 ] The mortgage
loan servicer has obtained from the
commissioner a final or temporary
order of exemption pursuant to Section
2923.53 that is current and valid on the
date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The
timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section
2923.52 does not apply pursuant to
Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. Date:
10/14/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255
North Ontario Street, Suite 400
Burbank, California 91504-3120 Sale
Line: 714-730-2727 Sunil Jayasinha,
TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP#
3281777 10/16/2009, 10/23/2009,
10/30/2009
Publication dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, 2009.
(PC 1024)
TSG
No.:
4192613
TS
No.:
20099070814407 FHA/VA/PMI No.:
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU
ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF
TRUST, DATED 05/19/2006. UNLESS
YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT
YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD
AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN
EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF
THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU,
YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.
On 11/05/2009 at 10:00 A.M., FIRST
AMERICAN LOANSTAR TRUSTEE
SERVICES, as duly appointed Trustee
under and pursuant to Deed of Trust
recorded 06/06/2006 as Instrument No.
2006050241, in book, page, of Official
Records in the office of the County
Recorder of MONTEREY County, State
of CALIFORNIA. Executed by: HAM-
PAR KOCEK AND SONA KOCEK WILL
SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S
CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other
form of payment authorized by
2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in
lawful money of the United States) AT
THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE
COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 168 WEST ALISAL STREET,
SALINAS, CALIFORNIA. All right, title
and interest conveyed to and now held
by it under said Deed of Trust in the
property situated in said County and
State described as: AS MORE FULLY
DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 009291-010-000 The street address and
other common designation, if any, of the
real property described above is purported to be: 3478 TREVIS WAY,
CARMEL, CA 93921. The undersigned
Trustee disclaims any liability for any
incorrectness of the street address and
other common designation, if any,
shown herein. Said sale will be made,
but without covenant or warranty,
expressed or implied, regarding title,
possession, or encumbrances, to pay
the remaining principal sum of the
note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust,
with interest thereon, as provided in
said note(s), advances, under the terms
of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and
expenses of the Trustee and of the
trusts created by said Deed of Trust.
The total amount of the unpaid balance
of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated
costs, expenses and advances at the
time of the initial publication of the
Notice of Sale is $684,612.52. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust
heretofore executed and delivered to
the undersigned a written Declaration
of Default and Demand for Sale, and a
written Notice of Default and Election to
Sell. The undersigned caused said
Notice of Default and Election to Sell to
be recorded in the County where the
real property is located. Requirements
of SB1137 have been met pursuant to
the Notice of Sale Declaration of
Record. The beneficiary or servicing
agent declares that it has obtained from
the Commissioner of Corporations a
final or temporary order of exemption
pursuant to California Civil Code
Section 2923.53 that is current and
valid on the date the Notice of Sale is
filed and/or the timeframe for giving
Notice of Sale specified in subdivision
(s) of California Civil Code Section
2923.52 applies and has been provided
or the loan is exempt from the requirements. First American Title Insurance
Company First American LoanStar
Trustee Services 3 First American Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707 Date: 10/10/2009
Original
document
signed
by
Authorized Agent. -- FOR TRUSTEE’S
SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL
714-480-5690. www.tdsf.com FIRST
AMERICAN LOANSTAR TRUSTEE
SERVICES MAY BE ACTING AS A
DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO
COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR
THAT PURPOSE. TAC: 862196L PUB:
10/16; 10/23; 10/30/09.
Publication dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, 2009.
(PC 1025)
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20092157
The following person(s) is (are) doing
business as:
Hilton Garden Inn - Monterey, 1000
Aguajito Road, Monterey, California
93940; County of Monterey
RB Monterey LLC, Delaware, c/o
RockBridge Capital, LLC, 4100 Regent
St., Suite G, Columbus, OH 43219
This business is conducted by a limited
liability company
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name or names listed above on
09/22/09
I declare that all information in this
statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information
which he or she knows to be false is
guilty of a crime.)
S/ Kenneth J. Krebs, Secretary, General
Counsel & EVP
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk of Monterey on October 5,
2009
NOTICE-In accordance with Section
17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement
generally expires five years from the
date it was filed with the County Clerk,
except as provided in Section 17920(b),
where it expires 40 days after any
change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other
than a change in the residence address
of a registered owner. A New Fictitious
Business Name Statement must be
filed before the expiration.
The filing of this statement does not of
itself authorize the use in this state of a
Fictitious Business Name in violation of
the rights of another under Federal,
State, or common law (See Section
14411 et seq., Business and
Professions Code).
Original Filing
10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6/09
CNS-1705092#
CARMEL PINE CONE
Publication dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov.
6, 2009. (PC 1026)
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20092139
The following person(s) is (are) doing
business as:
Pepper Mill Imports, 24975 Valley
Way, Unit 5, Carmel, CA 93923;
County of Monterey
Pebble Beach Imports LLC., 24975
Valley Way, Unit 5, Carmel, CA 93923,
CA
This business is conducted by a limited
liability company
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name or names listed above on N/A
I declare that all information in this
statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information
which he or she knows to be false is
guilty of a crime.)
S/ William Stirling, President
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk of Monterey on October 1,
2009
NOTICE-In accordance with Section
17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement
generally expires five years from the
date it was filed with the County Clerk,
except as provided in Section 17920(b),
where it expires 40 days after any
change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other
than a change in the residence address
of a registered owner. A New Fictitious
Business Name Statement must be
filed before the expiration.
The filing of this statement does not of
itself authorize the use in this state of a
Fictitious Business Name in violation of
the rights of another under Federal,
State, or common law (See Section
14411 et seq., Business and
Professions Code).
Original
10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6/09
CNS-1711675#
CARMEL PINE CONE
Publication dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov.
6, 2009. (PC 1028)
FICTITIOUS
BUSINESS
NAME
STATEMENT File No. 20092151. The
following person(s) is(are) doing business as: DAWSON COLE FINE ART,
corner of Lincoln and 6th, Carmel, CA
93923. Monterey County. RICHELE
FINE ART, INC., 16 Lower Ragsdale
Drive, Monterey, CA 93940. This business is conducted by a corporation.
Registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above on: Nov. 4, 2004. (s)
Richard MacDonald, President, Richele
Fine Art, Inc. This statement was filed
with the County Clerk of Monterey
County on Oct. 2, 2009. Publication
dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 2009. (PC
1029)
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S.
No: K383904 CA Unit Code: K Loan
No: 0031568223/ROGERS
Investor
No:
0031568223
Min No:
100024200015760099 AP #1: 197041-056-000 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., F/K/A AHMSI DEFAULT
SERVICES, INC., as duly appointed
Trustee under the following described
Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC
AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER
FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or
the cashier's, certified or other checks
specified in Civil Code Section 2924h
(payable in full at the time of sale to T.D.
Service Company) all right, title and
interest conveyed to and now held by it
under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described:
Trustor:
WILLIAM ROGERS, ROSEMARIE R.
ROGERS Recorded January 18, 2007
as Instr. No. 2007004622 in Book --Page --- of Official Records in the
office of the Recorder of MONTEREY
County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the
Notice of Default and Election to Sell
thereunder recorded July 22, 2009 as
Instr. No. 09-46754 in Book --- Page -- of Official Records in the office of the
Recorder of MONTEREY County CALIFORNIA. Said Deed of Trust describes
the following property: EXHIBIT A
LEGAL DESCRIPTION PARCEL I:
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEASTERLY TERMINAL POINT OF COURSE
(33) AND ON THE WESTERLY
BOUNDARY OF THAT CERTAIN
236.395 ACRE PARCEL AS SAID
COURSE
AND
PARCEL
ARE
DESCRIBED IN DEED FROM PETER
DELFINO, ET UX, TO EDNA RAUBER
COLLINS, RECORDED MAY 1, 1963
IN REEL 175 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS
OF MONTEREY COUNTY, CALIFORNIA AT PAGE 356, SAID POINT ALSO
BEING ON THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF CARMEL VALLEY ROAD;
THENCE RUNNING ALONG THE
BOUNDARY OF SAID 236.395 ACRE
PARCEL AND SAID ROAD (1) 87.05
FEET ALONG THE ARC OF A TANGENT CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING
A RADIUS OF 500.00 FEET,
THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 9
DEG 58’ 30” THENCE TANGENTIALLY
(2) S. 19° 18’ 30” E., 219.74 FEET;
THENCE (3) 3876 FEET ALONG THE
ARC OF A TANGENT CURVE TO THE
LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 500.00
FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 4° 26’ 30” THENCE LEAVING THE
BOUNDARY OF SAID 236.395 ACRE
PARCEL AND SAID ROAD (4) S. 80°
25’ E., 310.03 FEET; THENCE (5) N.
43° 15’ E., 151.27 FEET; THENCE (6)
N. 46° 45’ W., 219.20 FEET; THENCE
(7) 60.67 FEET ALONG THE ARC OF
A TANGENT CURVE TO THE RIGHT,
HAVING A RADIUS OF 135.00 FEET,
THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
25° 45’ THENCE (8) S. 60° 00’ W, 65.00
FEET; THENCE (9) N. 70° 00’ W.,
105.00 FEET; THENCE (10) N. 60° 00’
W., 202.57 FEET TO A POINT ON THE
AFORESAID BOUNDARY AND ROAD;
THENCE ALONG SAID LINE (11) 5.
9020 E., 36.15 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PARCEL: SITUATE IN THE RANCHO
LOS TULARCITOS, MONTEREY
COUNTY, CALIFORNIA AND BEING A
PORTION OF THAT CERTAIN 2.542
ACRE
PARCEL
OF
LAND
DESCRIBED BY DEED FROM JOHN
RAUBER
TO
FREDERICK
R.
GEHRING, ET UX, DATED MARCH 29,
1965 AND RECORDED IN REEL 398
OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, AT PAGE
1010, RECORDS OF MONTEREY
COUNTY AND MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE EASTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CARMEL
VALLEY ROAD (A COUNTY ROAD 60
FEET WIDE). SAID POINT OF BEGINNING ALSO BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID 2.542 ACRE
PARCEL; THENCE FROM SAID POINT
OF BEGINNING AND ALONG SAID
EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE AND
THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF
SAID 2.542 ACRE PARCEL (1) S. 9°
20’ 00” E., 36.15 FEET; THENCE TANGENTIALLY CURVING (2) SOUTHEASTERLY ON THE ARC OF A CINGULAR CURVE TO THE LEFT,
THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 9°
58’ 30”, WITH A RADIUS OF 500.00
FEET, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF
87.05 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID
CURVE AND TANGENT THERETO (3)
5. 19° 18’ 30” E., 219.74 FEET;
THENCE TANGENTIALLY CURVING
(4) SOUTHEASTERLY ON THE ARC
OF A CINGULAR CURVE TO THE
LEFT, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 4° 26’ 30”, WITH A RADIUS OF
500.00 FEET, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 38.76 FEET TO THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
2.542 ACRE PARCEL; THENCE LEAVING SAID CURVE AND SAID CURVE
AND SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE AND ALONG THE SOUTHERLY
BOUNDARY OF SAID 2.542 ACRE
PARCEL (5) 5. 80° 25’ E., 7.16 FEET;
THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTHERLY
BOUNDARY (6) N. 12° 50’ 38” W., 56.47
FEET; THENCE (7) N. 6° 32’ 02” E.,
96.89 FEET; THENCE (8) N. 20° 21’ 01”
E., 61.03 FEET; THENCE (9) N. 7° 29’
01” W., 81.04 FEET TO A POINT ON
THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF
SAID 2.542 ACRE PARCEL; THENCE
ALONG SAID NORTHERLY BOUNDARY (10) N. 60° 00’ W., 150.57 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL II: BEGINNING AT THE MOST
EASTERLY CORNER OF THAT 2.542
ACRE PARCEL CONVEYED FROM
JOHN W. RAUBER TO FREDERICK R.
AND
GEORGIA
B.
GEHRING
RECORDED IN REEL 398, PAGE 1010
OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF MONTEREY COUNTY, THENCE (1) N. 43°
15’ E., 60 FEET; THENCE (2) N. 46° 45’
W., 219.2 FEET; THENCE (3) TANGENTIALLY ALONG THE ARC OF A
CURVE TO THE RIGHT WITH A
RADIUS OF 75 FEET, THROUGH A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 25° 45’ AN ARC
DISTANCE OF 33.71 FEET; THENCE
(4) S. 69° 00’ W., 60.0 FEET TO THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID
2.542 ACRE PARCEL; THENCE
ALONG AND COINCIDENT WITH THE
EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID
2.542 ACRE PARCEL (5) ALONG THE
ARC OF A TANGENT CURVE TO THE
LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 135
FEET, THROUGH CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 25° 45’ AN ARC DISTANCE OF
60.67 FEET; THENCE (6) S. 46° 45’ E.,
219.2 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. PARCEL III: A RIGHT OF
WAY FOR ROAD AND UTILITY PURPOSES OVER THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE MOST
EASTERLY CORNER OF THAT CERTAIN 2.542 ACRE PARCEL CONVEYED FROM JOHN W. RAUBER TO
FREDERICK R. AND GEORGIA B.
GEHRING RECORDED IN REEL 398,
PAGE 1010, OF OFFICIAL RECORDS
OF MONTEREY COUNTY; THENCE
(1) N. 43° 15’ E., 60 FEET; THENCE (2)
N. 46° 45’W., 219.2 FEET; THENCE (3)
TANGENTIALLY ALONG THE ARC OF
A CURVE TO THE RIGHT WITH A
RADIUS OF 75 FEET, WITH AN ARC
DISTANCE OF 142.35 FEET; THENCE
(4) TANGENTIALLY N. 62° 00’ E., 10.09
FEET; THENCE (5) TANGENTIALLY
ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO
THE RIGHT WITH A RADIUS OF 20
FEET, WITH AN ARC DISTANCE OF
37.44 FEET; THENCE (6) N. 3° 48’ 46”
W., 117.46 FEET; THENCE (7) 43.28
FEET ALONG THE ARC OF A TANGENT CURVE TO THE RIGHT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 40 FEET,
THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
62° 00’; THENCE (8) TANGENTIALLY
5. 62° 00’ W., 42.00 FEET; THENCE (9)
195.56 FEET ALONG THE ARC OF A
TANGENT CURVE TO THE LEFT,
HAVING A RADIUS OF 135.00 FEET,
THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
83° 00’; THENCE (10) S. 46° 45’ E.,
219.20 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. FOR THE BENEFIT OF
AND APPURTENANT TO THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND CONVEYED
TO ALFRED P. CARPENTER, ET UX,
RECORDED JULY 7, 1975 IN REEL
988 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF
MONTEREY COUNTY, AT PAGE 535.
EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL THAT
PORTION LYING WITHIN PARCEL II.
YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A
DEED OF TRUST DATED JANUARY 8,
2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION
TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT
MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF
YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF
THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING
AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 208 VISTA VERDE,
CARMEL VALLEY, CA 93924 "(If a
street address or common designation
of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or
correctness)." Said Sale of property
will be made in "as is" condition without
covenant or warranty, express or
implied, regarding title possession, or
encumbrances, to pay the remaining
principal sum of the note(s) secured by
said Deed of Trust, with interest as in
said note provided, advances, if any,
under the terms of said Deed of Trust,
fees, charges and expenses of the
Trustee and of the trusts created by
said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be
held on: NOVEMBER 12, 2009, AT
10:00 A.M. *AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE
TO THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING 168 W. ALISAL STREET
SALINAS, CA At the time of the initial
publication of this notice, the total
amount of the unpaid balance of the
obligation secured by the above
described Deed of Trust and estimated
costs, expenses, and advances is
$1,637,009.15. It is possible that at the
time of sale the opening bid may be
less than the total indebtedness due.
Pursuant to California Civil Code
2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of
the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized agent, declares as follows: The
mortgage loan servicer has obtained
from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to
Section 2923.53 that is current and
valid on the date of the notice of sale is
filed; The timeframe for giving notice of
sale specified in subdivision (a) of
Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55. If
the Trustee is unable to convey title for
any reason, the successful bidder's
sole and exclusive remedy shall be the
return of monies paid to the Trustee and
the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for
any reason, the Purchaser at the sale
shall be entitled only to a return of the
monies paid. The Purchaser shall have
no further recourse against the
Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the
Mortgagee's attorney. Date: October
23, 2009 POWER DEFAULT SERVICES, INC., F/K/A AHMSI DEFAULT
SERVICES, INC. as said Trustee, as
Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary
CHERYL L. MONDRAGON, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE
COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE
210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA
92711-1988 We are assisting the
Beneficiary to collect a debt and any
information we obtain will be used for
that purpose whether received orally or
in writing. If available, the expected
opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the
following telephone number(s) on the
day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or
you may access sales information at
www.ascentex.com/websales. TAC#
866611C PUB: 10/23/09, 10/30/09,
11/06/09
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6,
2009. (PC 1027)
FICTITIOUS
BUSINESS
NAME
STATEMENT File No. 20092131. The
following person(s) is(are) doing business as: CONSIGNMENT CARMEL,
232 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel, CA
93923. Monterey County. TRACY LEE
WINTERS, 9500 Center St. #45,
Carmel, CA 93923. This business is
conducted by an individual. Registrant
commenced to transact business under
the fictitious business name listed
above on: N/A. (s) Tracy Winters. This
statement was filed with the County
Clerk of Monterey County on Sept. 30,
2009. Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30,
Nov. 6, 13, 2009. (PC 1030)
YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A
DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/31/2006.
UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE
SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU
NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE
NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING
AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE OF
TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No.
05-SF-79847 On 11/13/2009, at 10:00
AM, At the Main Entrance to the County
Administration Building, 168 W. Alisal
Street, in the City of Salinas, County of
Monterey, State of California, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a
California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of
Trust executed by Prudence Ducich,
Trustee of the Prudence Ducich Living
Trust, dated July 17, 1997; and
Prudence Ducich, Trustee of the
Prudence Ducich Living Trust, as
Trustors, recorded on 08/11/2006, as
Instrument No. 2006070864, and rerecorded as Instrument No. 2007013559,
of Official Records in the office of the
Recorder of Monterey County, State of
CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale
therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check
(payable at the time of sale in lawful
money of the United States) without
warranty express or implied as to title,
use, possession or encumbrances, all
right, title and interest conveyed to and
now held by it as such Trustee, in and to
the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State,
to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 189-441-014000 From information which the Trustee
deems reliable, but for which Trustee
makes no representation or warranty,
the street address or other common
designation of the above described
property is purported to be 170 Calle de
la Ventana Carmel Valley, CA 93924.
Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured
by said Deed of Trust, including fees
and expenses of sale. The total amount
of the unpaid principal balance, interest
thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances
at the time of the initial publication of
the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is
$120,400.96. In compliance with
California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the
mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or
authorized agent declares: that it has
contacted the borrower(s) to assess
their financial situation and to explore
options to avoid foreclosure; or that it
has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation
and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following
methods: by telephone, by United
States mail; either 1st class or certified;
by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting
or the borrower has surrendered the
property to the mortgagee, trustee,
beneficiary, or authorized agent and
that the compliance with Civil Code
Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty
(30) days prior to the date of this Notice
of Sale. The mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: it
has obtained a final or temporary order
of exemption and said order is current
and valid as of the date of the Notice
and the time frame set forth in
California Civil Code § 2923.54 does
not apply or California Civil Code §
2923.54 does not cover this loan.
Dated: 10/21/2009 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By Jean
Greagor, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent
for Trustee: PRIORITY POSTING &
PUBLISHING 17501 IRVINE BLVD,
SUITE #1 TUSTIN, CA 92780
Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550
Sale Information: (714) 573-1965 or
http://www.rtrustee.com
P629437
10/23, 10/30, 11/06/2009
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6,
2009. (PC 1031)
Carmel Pine Cone Sales Staff
Real Estate - Jung Yi ([email protected]) . . . . . . . . . . . .274-8646
Monterey Peninsula - Karen Sonne ([email protected]) .274-8654
Carmel Valley - Joann Kiehn ([email protected]) . . . .274-8655
Carmel - Vanessa Jimenez ([email protected]) . . .274-8652
Carmel - Alex Diaz ([email protected]) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274-8590
Carmel - Irma Garcia ([email protected]) . . . . . . . . . . . .274-8603
16A
The Carmel Pine Cone
October 23, 2009
PUBLIC NOTICES • PUBLIC NOTICES • PUBLIC NOTICES
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20092177
The following person(s) is (are) doing
business as:
The Grove Point Press, 871 Del
Monte Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA
93950; County of Monterey
Peter S. Fischer, 871 Del Monte Blvd,
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
This business is conducted by an individual
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name or names listed above on N/A
I declare that all information in this
statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information
which he or she knows to be false is
guilty of a crime.)
S/ Peter S Fischer
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk of Monterey on October 8,
2009
NOTICE-In accordance with Section
17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement
generally expires five years from the
date it was filed with the County Clerk,
except as provided in Section 17920(b),
where it expires 40 days after any
change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other
than a change in the residence address
of a registered owner. A New Fictitious
Business Name Statement must be
filed before the expiration.
The filing of this statement does not of
itself authorize the use in this state of a
Fictitious Business Name in violation of
the rights of another under Federal,
State, or common law (See Section
14411 et seq., Business and
Professions Code).
10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13/09
CNS-1717303#
CARMEL PINE CONE
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6,
13, 2009. (PC 1032)
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT
OF USE OF FICTITIOUS
BUSINESS NAME
File No. 20060096
The following person(s) has (have)
abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Airborne, Inc., 3 South Of
San Carlos 7th, Carmel, CA 93923,
Monterey County
The fictitious business name referred to
above was filed in Monterey County on
1/12/2006 under Current File No.
20060096
Airborne Health, Inc.- Delaware, 3855
Via Nona Marie, Suite 204, Carmel, CA
93923
This business was conducted by a corporation.
I declare that all information in this
statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information
which he or she knows to be false is
guilty of a crime.)
S/ Alice S. Morris, Secretary
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk of Monterey County on
October 13, 2009.
10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13/09
CNS-1711017#
CARMEL PINE CONE
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6,
13, 2009. (PC 1033)
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
File No. 20092208
The following person(s) is (are) doing
business as:
Airborne, Inc., 3855 Via Nona Marie,
Suite 204, Carmel, CA 93923
GF Phoenix, Corp., 767 Fifth Avenue,
46th Floor, New York, NY 10153
This business is conducted by a corporation
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name or names listed above on
10/07/09
I declare that all information in this
statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information
which he or she knows to be false is
guilty of a crime.)
S/ Neil Shapiro, Co-President and
Secretary
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk of Monterey on October
13, 2009
NOTICE-In accordance with Section
17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement
generally expires five years from the
date it was filed with the County Clerk,
except as provided in Section 17920(b),
where it expires 40 days after any
change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other
than a change in the residence address
of a registered owner. A New Fictitious
Business Name Statement must be
filed before the expiration.
The filing of this statement does not of
itself authorize the use in this state of a
Fictitious Business Name in violation of
the rights of another under Federal,
State, or common law (See Section
14411 et seq., Business and
Professions Code).
New Filing - with CHANGE(S)
10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13/09
CNS-1711014#
CARMEL PINE CONE
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6,
13, 2009. (PC 1034)
NOTICE OF PETITION
TO ADMINISTER ESTATE
of NANCY MORROW
Case Number MP 19689
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of
NANCY MORROW, also known as
NANCY SCHALLERT LOFTON and
NANCY MORROW BURKETT.
A PETITION FOR PROBATE
has been filed by WELLS FARGO
BANK in the Superior Court of
California, County of MONTEREY.
The Petition for Probate requests
that WELLS FARGO BANK be
appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the
decedent.
THE PETITION requests the
decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be
admitted to probate. The will and any
codicils 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. (This authority will allow
the personal representative to take
many actions without obtaining court
approval. Before taking certain very
important actions, however, the personal representative will be required
to give notice to interested persons
unless they have waived notice or
consented to the proposed action.)
The independent administration
authority will be granted unless an
interested person files an objection
to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant
the authority.
A hearing on the petition will
be held on in this court as follows:
Date: November 20, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dept.: 16
Address: Superior Court of
California, County of Monterey, 1200
Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940.
If you object to the granting of
the petition, you should appear at the
hearing and state your objections or
file written objections with the court
before the hearing. Your appearance
may be in person or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent,
you must file your claim with the
court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the
court within four months from the
date of first issuance of letters as
provided in Probate Code section
9100. The time for filing claims will
not expire before four months from
the hearing date noticed above.
You may examine the file kept
by the court. If you are a person
interested in the estate, you may file
with the court a Request for Special
Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of
an inventory and appraisal of estate
assets or of any petition or account
as provided in Probate Code section
1250. A Request for Special Notice
form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for petitioner:
Frances R. Gaver, Esq.
SBN 126697
24591 Silver Cloud Court,
Suite 250
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-2500
(s) Frances R. Gaver, Esq.,
Attorney for Petitioner.
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk of Monterey County on
Oct. 13, 2009.
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30,
Nov. 6, 2009. (PC1035)
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Planning Commission of
the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea will
conduct a public hearing in the
City Hall Council Chambers, located on the east side of Monte Verde
between Ocean and Seventh
Avenues,
on
Wednesday,
November 4, 2009. The public
hearings will be opened at 4:00
p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. Note: one or more of the
items may be on the Consent
Agenda. Items on the Consent
Agenda will be approved without
discussion unless someone
requests otherwise. For all other
items staff will present the project, then the applicant and all
interested members of the public
will be allowed to speak or offer
written testimony before the
Commission
takes
action.
Decisions to approve or deny the
project may be appealed to the
City Council by filing a written
notice of appeal with the office of
the City Clerk within ten (10) working days following the date of
action
by
the
Planning
Commission and paying a $260.00
appeal fee as established by the
City Council. For those projects
listed as appealable to the
California Coastal Commission,
appeals may be filed directly with
the Coastal Commission for no
fee, by filing a written notice of
appeal
with
the
Coastal
Commission’s Central Coast
office in Santa Cruz.
Such
appeals must be filed within ten
working days of the Coastal
Commission’s receipt of the City’s
Final Local Action Notice.
If you challenge the nature of the
proposed action in court, you may be
limited to raising only those issues
you or someone else raised at the
public hearing described in this
notice, or in written correspondence
delivered
to
the
Planning
Commission or the City Council at,
or prior to, the public hearing.
1. SI 09-32
Michael Ricketts
Gallery Elite
E/s San Carlos bt. 5th & 6th
Block 54, Lot(s) 8 & 10
Consideration of an additional
business sign for a gallery located in
the Central Commercial (CC)
District.
2. SI 09-35
Mary Gould TR
Mountainsong Gallery
S/s Ocean 3 E of San Carlos
Block 77, Lot(s) 5,6,7,8
Consideration of an application
for an additional business sign for a
gallery located in the Central
Commercial (CC) District.
3. DS 09-101
San Carlos LLP
NW corner San Carlos & 12th
Block 131, Lot(s) 11 & 13
Consideration of a request for
the re-issuance of Demolition and
Coastal Development Permit applications for the demolition of an existing residence located in the Single
Family Residential (R-1) District.
4. 09-104
Daniel & Kimberly Silverie
Guadalupe 3 SW of 5th
Block 129, Lot(s) 13 & 15
Consideration of a request for
the re-issuance of Design Study,
Demolition
and
Coastal
Development Permit approvals for
the construction of a new residence
in the Single Family Residential (R1) District.
5. DS 09-87
Cheryl Heyermann
SW corner Monte Verde & 13th
Block 146 Lot(s) 1
Consideration of Design Study
(Concept & Final), Demolition Permit
and Coastal Development Permit
applications for the demolition of an
existing residence and the construction of a new residence located in the
Single Family Residential (R-1)
District.
6. DS 09-78
Duane Zitzner
W/s Mission 3 S of Alta
Block 4.5, Lot(s) 9
Consideration of Design Study
(Concept & Final), Demolition Permit
and Coastal Development Permit
applications for the demolition of an
existing residence and the construction of a new residence located in the
Single Family Residential (R-1)
District.
*Project is appealable to the
California Coastal Commission
Date of Publication: October 23,
2009
PLANNING COMMISSION
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
Leslie Fenton
Administrative Coordinator
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 2009.
(PC1036)
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S.
No. GM-182733-C Loan No.
7442102448 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT
UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED
9/11/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE
ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR
PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A
PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN
EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE
OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST
YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A
LAWYER. A public auction sale to
the highest bidder for cash, cashier's
check drawn on a state or national
bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn
by a state or federal savings and
loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in
Section 5102 of the Financial Code
and authorized to do business in this
state, will be held by the duly
appointed trustee. The sale will be
made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation
secured by said Deed of Trust. The
undersigned Trustee disclaims any
liability for any incorrectness of the
property address or other common
designation, if any, shown herein.
TRUSTOR:LYNNE A. NELSON, AN
UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded
9/22/2006 as Instrument No.
2006083287 in Book , page of
Official Records in the office of the
Recorder of Monterey County,
California, Date of Sale:11/13/2009
at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the
front of the main entrance of the
Administration Building located at
168 W. Alisal Street, Salinas CA
93901 Property Address is purported to be: 112 WHITE OAKS LANE
CARMEL VALLEY, CA 93924 APN #:
189-291-018 The total amount
secured by said instrument as of the
time of initial publication of this
notice is $772,182.00, which
includes the total amount of the
unpaid balance (including accrued
and unpaid interest) and reasonable
estimated costs, expenses, and
advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to
California Civil Code 2923.54 the
undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized
agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The
mortgage loan servicer has obtained
from the commissioner a final or
temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice
of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for
giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does
not apply pursuant to Section
2923.52
or
2923.55.
Date:
10/13/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255
North Ontario Street, Suite 400
Burbank, California 91504-3120
Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar
Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3275548 10/23/2009,
10/30/2009, 11/06/2009
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30, Nov.
6, 2009. (PC1037)
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S.
No. GM-181043-C Loan No.
7439636200 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT
UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED
5/10/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE
ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR
PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A
PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN
EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE
OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST
YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A
LAWYER. A public auction sale to
the highest bidder for cash, cashier's
check drawn on a state or national
bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn
by a state or federal savings and
loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in
Section 5102 of the Financial Code
and authorized to do business in this
state, will be held by the duly
appointed trustee. The sale will be
made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation
secured by said Deed of Trust. The
undersigned Trustee disclaims any
liability for any incorrectness of the
property address or other common
designation, if any, shown herein.
TRUSTOR:GEORGETTE BEYAH
AND IRA M. BEYAH, WIFE AND
HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS
Recorded 5/25/2005 as Instrument
No. 2005052151 in Book , page of
Official Records in the office of the
Recorder of Monterey County,
California, Date of Sale:11/13/2009
at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the
front of the main entrance of the
Administration Building located at
168 W. Alisal Street, Salinas CA
93901 Property Address is purported to be: 2060 RAINIER COURT
SEASIDE, CA 93955 APN #: 011473-009-000 The total amount
secured by said instrument as of the
time of initial publication of this
notice is $309,313.00, which
includes the total amount of the
unpaid balance (including accrued
and unpaid interest) and reasonable
estimated costs, expenses, and
advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to
California Civil Code 2923.54 the
undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized
agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The
mortgage loan servicer has obtained
from the commissioner a final or
temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice
of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for
giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does
not apply pursuant to Section
2923.52
or
2923.55.
Date:
10/16/2009 ETS Services, LLC 2255
North Ontario Street, Suite 400
Burbank, California 91504-3120
Sale Line: 714-730-2727 Omar
Solorzano, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER ASAP# 3309041 10/23/2009,
10/30/2009, 11/06/2009
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30, Nov.
6, 2009. (PC1038)
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE
Trustee Sale No. : 20090159901997
Title Order No.: FHA/VA/PMI No.:
YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A
DEED
OF
TRUST,
DATED
08/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE
ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR
PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A
PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN
EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE
OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST
YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A
LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as
duly appointed Trustee under and
pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded
on 08/19/2005 as Instrument No.
2005086286 of official records in the
office of the County Recorder of
MONTEREY County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ROBERT
EDGREN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC
AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER
FOR
CASH,
CASHIER'S
CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or
other form of payment authorized by
2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in
lawful money of the United States).
DATE OF SALE: 11/12/2009 TIME
OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF
SALE: AT THE FRONT OF THE
MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING LOCATED
AT 168 W. ALISAL STREET, SALINAS,
CA
93901.
STREET
ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property
described above is purported to be:
CARPENTER 2 SOUTHEAST OF,
3RD STREET, CARMEL, CALIFORNIA 93921 APN#: 010-014-017-000
The undersigned Trustee disclaims
any liability for any incorrectness of
the street address and other common designation, if any , shown
herein. Said sale will be made, but
without covenant or warranty,
expressed or implied, regarding title,
possession, or encumbrances, to
pay the remaining principal sum of
the note(s) secured by said Deed of
Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances,
under the terms of said Deed of
Trust, fees, charges and expenses of
the Trustee and of the trusts created
by said Deed of Trust. The total
amount of the unpaid balance of the
obligation secured by the property to
be sold and reasonable estimated
costs, expenses and advances at the
time of the initial publication of the
Notice of Sale is $899,153.81. The
beneficiary under said Deed of Trust
heretofore executed and delivered to
the
undersigned
a
written
Declaration of Default and Demand
for Sale, and a written Notice of
Default and Election to Sell. The
undersigned caused said Notice of
Default and Election to Sell to be
recorded in the county where the
real property is located. FOR
TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION
PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES &
POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL,
SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx
West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A
DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING
TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED
FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West,
L.L.C. as Authorized Agent Dated:
10/23/2009 NDEx West, L.L.C.
15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite
500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013
Telephone:
(866)
795-1852
Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP#
3309878 10/23/2009, 10/30/2009,
11/06/2009
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30, Nov.
6, 2009. (PC1039)
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT
MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE.
IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION
OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU
SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.
NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to
Deed of Trust Recorded on
09/22/2006 as Instrument No.
2006083303 of official records in the
office of the County Recorder of
MONTEREY County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: FRANCISCO PEREZ AND MOISES B.
PEREZ, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC
AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER
FOR
CASH,
CASHIER'S
CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or
other form of payment authorized by
2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in
lawful money of the United States).
DATE OF SALE: 11/12/2009 TIME
OF SALE: 10:00 AM PLACE OF
SALE: AT THE FRONT OF THE
MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING LOCATED
AT 168 W. ALISAL STREET, SALINAS,
CA
93901.
STREET
ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property
described above is purported to be:
676 PALM AVE, SEASIDE, CALIFORNIA 93955 APN#: 011-296-007000 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other
common designation, if any , shown
herein. Said sale will be made, but
without covenant or warranty,
expressed or implied, regarding title,
possession, or encumbrances, to
pay the remaining principal sum of
the note(s) secured by said Deed of
Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances,
under the terms of said Deed of
Trust, fees, charges and expenses of
the Trustee and of the trusts created
by said Deed of Trust. The total
amount of the unpaid balance of the
obligation secured by the property to
be sold and reasonable estimated
costs, expenses and advances at the
time of the initial publication of the
Notice of Sale is $582,833.04. The
beneficiary under said Deed of Trust
heretofore executed and delivered to
the
undersigned
a
written
Declaration of Default and Demand
for Sale, and a written Notice of
Default and Election to Sell. The
undersigned caused said Notice of
Default and Election to Sell to be
recorded in the county where the
real property is located. FOR
TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION
PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES &
POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL,
SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx
West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A
DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING
TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED
FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West,
L.L.C. as Authorized Agent Dated:
10/23/2009 NDEx West, L.L.C.
15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite
500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013
Telephone:
(866)
795-1852
Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP#
3300902 10/23/2009, 10/30/2009,
11/06/2009
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30, Nov.
6, 2009. (PC1040)
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE
Trustee Sale No. : 20090015001600
Title
Order
No.: 090510374
FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN
DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF
TRUST,
DATED
05/01/2006.
UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT
MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE.
IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION
OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU
SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.
NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to
Deed of Trust Recorded on
05/09/2006 as Instrument No.
2006041541 of official records in the
office of the County Recorder of
MONTEREY County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: LISA
PLASTINO AND CONRAD KOHRS,
WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION
TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH,
CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment
authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at
time of sale in lawful money of the
United States). DATE OF SALE:
11/12/2009 TIME OF SALE: 10:00
AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE
FRONT OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE
OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING LOCATED AT 168 W. ALISAL
STREET, SALINAS, CA 93901.
STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real
property described above is purported to be: 3 JUNIPERO AVENUE NE
12TH, AVENUE, CARMEL BY THE
SEA, CALIFORNIA 93921 APN#:
010-073-005-000 The undersigned
Trustee disclaims any liability for any
incorrectness of the street address
and other common designation, if
any , shown herein. Said sale will be
made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by
said Deed of Trust, with interest
thereon, as provided in said note(s),
advances, under the terms of said
Deed of Trust, fees, charges and
expenses of the Trustee and of the
trusts created by said Deed of Trust.
The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the
property to be sold and reasonable
estimated costs, expenses and
advances at the time of the initial
publication of the Notice of Sale is
$804,396.16. The beneficiary under
said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned
a written Declaration of Default and
Demand for Sale, and a written
Notice of Default and Election to
Sell. The undersigned caused said
Notice of Default and Election to Sell
to be recorded in the county where
the real property is located. FOR
TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION
PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES &
POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL,
SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx
West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A
DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING
TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED
FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West,
L.L.C. as Authorized Agent Dated:
10/22/2009 NDEx West, L.L.C.
15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite
500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013
Telephone:
(866)
795-1852
Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 ASAP#
3287643 10/23/2009, 10/30/2009,
11/06/2009
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30, Nov.
6, 2009. (PC1041)
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S.
No. WC-173676-C Loan No.
0044578417 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT
UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED
11/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE
ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR
PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A
PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN
EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE
OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST
YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A
LAWYER. A public auction sale to
the highest bidder for cash, cashier's
check drawn on a state or national
bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn
by a state or federal savings and
loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in
Section 5102 of the Financial Code
and authorized to do business in this
state, will be held by the duly
appointed trustee. The sale will be
made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation
secured by said Deed of Trust. The
undersigned Trustee disclaims any
liability for any incorrectness of the
property address or other common
designation, if any, shown herein.
TRUSTOR:CHRISTIAN A VIOLLAZ,
AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded
11/29/2006 as Instrument No.
2006104674 in Book , page of
Official Records in the office of the
Recorder of Monterey County,
California, Date of Sale:11/13/2009
at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the
front of the main entrance of the
Administration Building located at
168 W. Alisal Street, Salinas CA
93901 Property Address is purported to be: 1206 TRINITY AVE SEASIDE, California 93955 APN #: 012021-009-000 The total amount
secured by said instrument as of the
time of initial publication of this
notice is $465,966.00, which
includes the total amount of the
unpaid balance (including accrued
and unpaid interest) and reasonable
estimated costs, expenses, and
advances at the time of initial publication of this notice. Pursuant to
California Civil Code 2923.54 the
undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer or authorized
agent, declares as follows: [ 1 ] The
mortgage loan servicer has obtained
from the commissioner a final or
temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice
of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for
giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does
not apply pursuant to Section
2923.52 or 2923.55. ETS Services,
LLC Date: 10/15/2009 2255 North
Ontario Street, Suite 400 Burbank,
California 91504-3120 Sale Line:
714-730-2727 Christine GomezSchwab, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER
ASAP#
3307429
10/23/2009,
10/30/2009, 11/06/2009
Publication dates: Oct. 23, 30, Nov.
6, 2009. (PC1042)
TO FIND A SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR
STORM CLEANUP NEEDS…
Check out the Service Directory on pages 18-20A
of this week’s Carmel Pine Cone
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE
Trustee Sale No. : 20090015001925
Title
Order
No.: 090531367
FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN
DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF
TRUST,
DATED
09/11/2006.
UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO
October 23, 2009
“This unit has a unique mission to assist villages and
small towns within Kunar Province, Afghanistan, to rebuild
infrastructure related to agriculture and related businesses,”
he wrote. “Each soldier assigned to this unit was selected
because of his or her civilian acquired skills.”
John Hanson arrived there a month ago, and the rest of the
team joined him this week, according to his wife.
She said she hopes to get answers from the city, though
she has yet to hear from Burch or Guillen. She has also been
in touch with a lawyer to see whether the city can legally
GUARD
From page 1A
Code, Burch told Hanson his pay for the first 30 days of military duty would end Oct. 12, after which he would use a
month of vacation time.
“As such, your health insurance will end on Dec. 31,” she
wrote. “At that point, you will be eligible for COBRA.”
But Annette Hanson, who is by now accustomed to her
husband’s long absences as he fulfills his duties as a First
Sergeant in the U.S. Army National Guard, said it will cost
more than $1,000 per month to keep her family covered. In
addition, the loss of her husband’s paychecks will mean a
substantial drop in monthly income, while her business as a
massage therapist and manicurist in Pacific Grove continues
to suffer during the recession.
“Before John left, [city administrator Rich Guillen] and
Heidi said they were going to continue to take care of the
medical and make up the difference in pay like last time, and
not to worry about a thing,” she said. “And I thought it was a
done deal until I got this certified letter, and there was no
explanation in the letter.”
She said she inquired at city hall as to the reason and
heard the benefits were withdrawn because Hanson’s participation in the Afghanistan effort was voluntary.
While being in the National Guard is voluntary, guardsmen have no control over deployments, she said.
She acknowledged the city’s covering the gap between his
National Guard pay and his earnings as the building official,
just as it did when he was employed in building maintenance
and serving in Iraq as a Staff Sergeant, is not mandatory.
“They didn’t have to do that, but it showed the support of
the city,” she said, and the family had been led to believe the
same would be true this time.
Before he left, the Hansons sat down and budgeted around
those numbers. “It’s a fine line,” she said, with two kids in
college. Keely, the oldest, has one more year at UC Irvine
and is planning to attend law school after she graduates.
Travis is a freshman at Santa Ana City College and is living
with his sister.
Now, Annette Hanson is considering pounding the pavement for more business, getting a second job or renting out
rooms in the family home to help make ends meet.
After hearing about Hanson’s impending loss of pay and
medical benefits, Col. Eric Grimm of the U.S. Army 40th
Infantry Division Agribusiness Development Team sent a letter to Guillen Oct. 8 requesting they be kept intact. He
assured Guillen Hanson’s mobilization was involuntary and
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engineering background.
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while he’s serving.
Burch referred The Pine Cone to the city’s attorneys.
Mayor Sue McCloud said she was not familiar with the situation and did not even know where Hanson had been sent.
Col. Grimm’s letter listed her as a recipient, but she said she
had not seen a copy. “The city council doesn’t have anything
to do with it. I don’t know any of the particulars, but I gather something is going on,” she said. “Those things we don’t
get involved in, unless there’s a policy issue.”
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831-761-1393
www.RugCareStudio.com
Certified documentation & evaluation
of your art, antiques, home furnishings
831.622.7247
◗ AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE
CALL
(831) 626-4197 FOR APPT.
Angel Valdez
(831) 601-0943
• New Construction
• Additions
• Historical Restorations
• Kitchen & Bath Remodels
• Window & Door Replacement
• Tile Installation
• Redwood & Composite Decks
• Trellises, Arbors, Gazebos
License # 782990
Over 18 years experience
• Maintenance & Repairs
• Retaining Walls
• Fences
• Interlocking Pavers
• Concrete Work
• Tenant Improvements
• 24 Hour Emergency Services
• Available 7 Days a Week
Fully Bonded & Insured
Special Offer Save 35%, Senior Citizens 45% • Exp 12/09
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home additions and renovations to bath & kitchen
remodels. We also provide door & window installation, tile, and hardwood floor installation and
exterior deck. We do it all. There is no job too
small. We are a fully licensed, bonded & insured
company. Lic. #B803407.
Call Roger (831) 588-6751
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DeAMARAL CONSTRUCTION
Remodels/Additions, New Construction, Carpentry, Concrete, Painting, Drywall, Pressure Wash,
Deck
Refurbish,
Handywork,
Property
Maintenance, Plumbing, Windows, Doors,
Kitchen, Baths, Fencing, Roofing and Roofing
Repair. Lic. B890975. Bill 831-915-8904
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Lic# B 349605
Building, Remodeling and Renovations
Historic Renovations - Windows & Doors
Maintenance & Repairs
Energy Saving Improvements - Solar Electricity
831-402-1347 [email protected]
FIX MY BLINDS AND
SHADES BY REGGIE
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Repair all blinds and shades
(831) 393-9709
TERRA LANDSCAPING
& PAVING INC.
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(831) 384-5555 • (831) 601-9661
FINE WOODWORKING
By Paul Sable. Fine custom cabinetry/furniture for
the discriminating homeowner/designer or contractor. 30 yrs. experience. Excellent local references.
Free estimate.
Call Paul 831-345-3540 cell.
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RMV Electric
Electrical contractor. Residential, remodeling,
upgrading service panel, outdoor lighting & more.
Reliable. Reasonable. Cal.lic. #906754.
Call Ruben Mojica at (831) 235-3813
[email protected]
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Custom Homes & Remodels
Victorian Restorations
Kitchen & Bath Remodels
Design Available
Free Estimates
Lic. #469152
Resume & References
Call Now
Office
831-333-9157
Fax
831-626-9145
CAM
Construction
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LIVES AND WORKS ON THE PENINSULA
Full Service Company providing
design and building services guiding
clients from planning to completion.
NEW CONSTRUCTION/ADDITIONS/REMODELS
KITCHEN/BATHS/WINDOWS/DOORS
CHRIS A. MILLER - OWNER
WWW.CAMCONSTRUCTIONINC.COM
831.626.8886
Lic# 770875
FREE ESTIMATES
FUNERAL HOME
DIRECT CREMATION $895
FD2001
MONTEREY BAY HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Complete Home Repair
RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • NEW ADDITIONS • REMODELS
GARAGE DOOR • GATE SERVICE
JOHN MARTINEZ
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(831) 578-9631 •
License # 903204
FAX
(831) 674-1697
831-678-9100
Est. 2009
◗ DECORATIVE PAINTING
DECORATIVE PAINTING/FAUX FINISHES
Specializing in wall glazing, antiquing,
stenciling, gold leafing, hand painting,
and textured surfaces.
Personalized design,beautiful custom finishes
Katherine Moore (831) 915-2649
- 34 YEARS
Kitchen, Baths, Cabinets,
Doors, Stairs, Windows, Decks,
Finish, ALL Flooring, Tile,
Concrete, Plumbing, Electrical,
Sheetrock, Repairs, Handicap
Accessory Installations
Custom Homes & Remodels • New Buildings
Building Maintenance
Doors, Windows, Trim, Paneling, Cabinets,
Stairs, Siding, Roofing, Flooring, Fences,
Decks, Porches, Gazebos
Office 831.424.3018
831.917.1076
www.castellanosbaybuilders.com
(831) 659-2105
Credit Cards Accepted
◗ EVENT LIGHTING
Light Up Your Life
Let us hang your holiday and event lights!
WOODYARD
◗ CARPENTRY
Residential/Commercial,
Service Repairs
Remodels, Custom Homes
LED Lighting, Yard Lighting & Solar
CA Certified Electricians • Lic. # 464846
32 YEARS PENINSULA EXPERIENCE
Locally Owned & Operated
In-Home Arrangements, Available 24 Hours
(831) 320-1210
◗ ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR
BRUCE LOORAM BUILDER
◗ CREMATION SERVICES
Kitchens, Baths, Remodels,
Concrete, Fences, Decks
WE DO IT ALL!
15 yrs exp. Lots of local references available.
$50 OFF
$500 minimum.
Not valid with any other offer.
◗ ESTATE SALES
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Cobblestone Paver, Concrete, Asphalt & Slurry Seal
Lic.# 877233
◗ CABINETRY
(831) 241-4964
www.reelscreens.com
Serving the Peninsula since 1960
◗ CONCRETE
(831) 625-5008
◗ BLINDS
Call now for a FREE in-home, no obligation demonstration
Carmel Valley Electric Inc.
831-277-8852
◗ CONSTRUCTION/REMODEL
◗ BEAUTY
USE ON VIRTUALLY
ALL DOORS: French,
Patio, Swinging,
Sliding, Entry, and
more
USE ON VIRTUALLY
ALL WINDOWS:
Vertical and
Horizontal
Apple / Macintosh computer help
In your home / office, setup, repair, teaching
iPod, cell phone and palm pilot setup
◗ BATHROOMS
• High Quality Italian Design
• Powder Coated, Not Painted
• Custom Sized to Fit
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
• Pet Mesh Screens Available
• Black Out & Sun Shades
*Ask about our Smooth System for French doors
831-262-6015
Free Estimates & Consulting
◗ COMPUTER SERVICES
831-809-0413
CARPENTER
(831) 601-0088
Commercial &
Residential
[email protected]
Given by Trained Exper. Professional
Nutrition, Safety, Comfort, Med’s,
Exercises. Drive to Appt’s and Outings,
Flex. Hrs., CPR
15 years experience
Mission & 8th
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Ron Young
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
ATTENTIVE CARE
I remove dents like it
never even happened!
DENT
Remodels
New Landscaping
Pavers & Waterfalls
Masonry Work
Lic # 81407
20 Years Experience
◗ COMPANION/CAREGIVING
PAINTLESS DENT
REMOVAL
Call CALIFORNIA
THE ULTIMATE DISAPPEARING SCREEN
Construction
Electrical & lighting consultation, creative design suggestions
A detailed estimate, description and layout of lighting design
Trained and experienced Christmas light installers
Prompt removal of lights/decorations after the season
Complete clean-up and organization of supplies at removal
Please Call (831) 241-4964
FREE estimate with no obligation.
◗ FENCES AND DECKS
ON-LINE FENCE
DECKS, REDWOOD, TREX,
POWER WASHING, SEALING.
REMODELS & HOME IMPROVEMENTS.
Call Jimmy (831) 915-3557
Lic. #830762
◗ FINANCIAL PLANNING
FINANCIAL PLANNING
Earn 18% secured by low ltv 1st TD's
on local prime real estate.
Min. $250k+. Guaranteed, proven.
(831) 601-9740
◗ FIREPLACES
“If your fireplace smokes, it won’t when I leave!”
I do extensive repairs on masonry fireplaces only.
BAD DAMPERS, SMOKERS, FIREWALLS,
CHIMNEYS, CROWNS…ANY AND ALL
No zero clearance • Not a sweep
Rumford fireplaces – New & retrofit
831-625-4047
General Contractor
Ask For Carlos CL#854378
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(labor or materials) be licensed by the Contractors State License Board. State law also requires that
contractors include their license number on all advertising. You can check the status of your licensed
contractor at www.cslb.ca.gov or 800-321-CSLB. Unlicensed contractors taking jobs that total less
than $500 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License
Board. The PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION requires household movers to include their PUC license
number in their ads. Contact the PUC at (800) 877-8867.
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◗ FIREWOOD
◗ GARDEN cont.
OAK FIRE WOOD
Quality, well split dry oak, delivered.
(831) 601-9728
MASONRY • LANDSCAPING • CARPENTRY
TF
◗ FISH TANK/POND CLEANING
POND & TROPICAL FISH TANK CLEANING
Trustable local family • Honest Service
5+ yrs of experience
We'll be happy to help you
keep your fish habitat clean!
831.917.0404 cell • 831.435.4591
Gardening
Plant
Pruning
Lawn
Maintenance
Sprinklers
Clean-up & Hauling
Brick, Stone
Concrete
Rock-Block
Plumbing
Sheetrock
Insulation
Roofing
Fences, Decks
Pavers, Repair,
Tile, Painting,
Plastering
Stucco
Ramiro Hernandez
Cell (831) 601-7676 • Hm (831) 633-2798
Property Services
GARDEN MAINTENANCE
◗ HAULING cont.
◗ LANDSCAPING
TRASH IT BY THE SEA
Hauling is my calling. Yardwaste & Cleanouts. No
Job too Small! Call Michael (831) 624-2052. TF
LINKS LANDSCAPING
General maintenance, paving, cleanups and tree
trimming. (831) 236-5368.
TF
◗ HOUSE CLEANING
Angel Valdez
EXPERT HOUSECLEANING
Have your home cleaned by
“The Best in Town.” Great rates!
We also do gardening and windows.
License #6283
SUSAN MCDONALD
G.C. CM CORP Lic. # 81407
Garden Maintenance • Landscaping Design
Stucco & Plaster • Pavers & Fences • Waterfall
831.601.0943
20 Years Exp./Fully Insured
(831) 402-5434 or (831) 392-0327
◗ MASONRY CONSULTANT
NEED HELP CLEANING?
MASONRY CONSULTANT
LIC # 719462
(831) 620-1195
◗ FITNESS
EXPERT GARDEN CARE
IRRIGATION DIAGNOSTICS
RESIDENTIAL – COMMERCIAL
DESIGN – CONSULTATION
DANCERCISE WITH BONNIE IS BACK
Have fun staying fit this fall!
Complete workout with
low impact aerobic dancing
3 x weekly. 7-8 a.m. in Carmel
Information (831) 624-3988
Bonnie Reid,
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
◗ FURNITURE REPAIR
ANDY CHRISTIANSEN
CHAIR DOCTOR
(831) 375-6206
◗ GARDEN, LANDSCAPE & IRRIGATION
GARCIA’S GARDENING
Yard Cleanup, Tree Service, Pressure Washing
Complete Landscaping & Maintenance,
Roof & Gutter Cleaning, Fence Repair, Window Cleaning
Over 10 yrs. experience! Senior discounts.
Cell
(831) 595-6245 • Home (831) 394-7329
MATIAS GARDENING
15 years experience. I trim trees, plant lawns,
lay mulch, gardens, poison oak trimming, tree
cutting/pruning, and haul away anything.
Maintenance and garage clean outs.
Excellent references.
(831) 601-5734
Gardening Maintenance
Handy Man • Clean up & Hauling
Concrete & Brick Stone
Window Cleaning • Painting
THE GARDEN HEALER
Robert Dayton Landscaping can make
any landscape Feel Better!
HANDS
OWNER/OPERATOR
Specializing in
Full Service Maintenance,
Landscape Renovations, Low Voltage Lighting,
Landscape Hard/Soft Installation
and Water Features
CALL FOR A FREE CHECKUP!
ON
TREE TRIMMING
REMOVAL • PLANTING
30 Years on the Monterey Peninsula
831.277.6332
JOHN LEY
TREE SERVICE
FULLY INSURED • FREE ESTIMATES CA LIC. 660892
Serving Carmel
& Pebble Beach
Since 1981
(831) 233-2871
License #
916352
◗ GUTTER CLEANING
ROOF GUTTER CLEANING
Installation, repair, gutter savers. Downspout or
French drain systems. Full Garden Service.
Hauling & cleanups. Eric (831) 682-5927. TF
Contractors License #362739
RIVERA LANDSCAPING & MASONRY
Stone Work • Landscaping
Tree Trimming/removal • Garden Maintenance
Poison Oak Removal • Hauling
FREE ESTIMATES! ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
Lic# 42566
Cell 831.241.1334
Hm 831.659.7618
GUTTER & DOWNSPOUT
CLEARING & REPAIR
John
Lic. # 620876
JOHN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE
Adept Tradesman - Electrical, Plumbing,
Carpentry, Tile, Painting, and Hauling. Very
Reasonable Rates. (831) 595-9799.
TF
Your Drip Irrigation Specialists
Low Voltage Lighting
French Drains
Water Conservation &
Beautification
100 Dolores St. Ste. #224, Carmel CA 93923
When was the last time your home was deep cleaned?
Give me a call if you want a house that sparkles!
Call Today for an estimate!
Honest, Affordable Repairs
Family owned since 1990
“If you can’t fix it yourself,
call me and I will get the job done!”
Bruce’s Handyman Service
Fences, Decks, Plumbing,
Electrical, Tile & Floors.
Most Trades • Honest • Reliable.
Competitive • References Available.
Call Bruce at (831) 236-7795
◗ HARDWOOD FLOORS
HARDWOOD FLOORS
Installation and/or Refinishing
State-of-the-Art Dust Containment
William Hellmuth & Sons Hardwood Floors
Over 20 years Experience on the Monterey Peninsula
(831) 320-3371
www.bricksandmortarusa.com
◗ MOVING
(831) 539-3292
MILLER MOVING & STORAGE
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Complete Housecleaning Service
Residential • Office • Vacation Homes
Move-in / Move-out • Low Prices!
Isabel’s Cleaning Services
15 YRS. EXPERIENCE • PROFESSIONAL & EXCELLENT REFERENCES
Serving Pebble Beach, Carmel, PG & All of Monterey Bay
Residential • Offices • House Management
Ideal for Realtors • Vacation Homes • Move In & Move Out
Available Anytime
~ ANA or LURIA CRUZ ~
831-262-0671 • 831-262-0436 • 831-449-3346
AFFORDABLE HOUSE
CLEANER / HOUSEKEEPER
Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly
(831) 277-3673
or (831) 659-2719
Local, Nationwide, Overseas, or Storage.
We offer full service packing. Agents for
Atlas Van Lines. CAL PUC# 35355
CALL (831)
373-4454
K’s House Cleaning Service
Residential, Commercial,
Remodels, & Move-outs
Free Estimates, Experienced,
Included:
Cleaning Products Supplied
831.393.9913
Are you the one who tries everything
to keep your house clean?
No more torture, call a professional!
Local references, good prices, honest,
reliable & thorough cleaning.
CALL NOW, TAKE A BREAK AND RELAX
Sonia (H) 659-3871
(C) 277-0146
Green Service Available
◗ INTERIOR DESIGN
Home Makeover Service
If you feel the need for change, but
must delay your dream home, our
new Transform Your Home
service is for you.
Contact us for a free evaluation.
[email protected]
◗ HAULING
(831) 236-3322
[email protected]
www.freshinteriors.biz
Large Truck, Two Men
(831) 601-4208
Landscape Contractor #794663
(831) 402-1527
◗ PAINTING & RESTORATION
NIELSEN CUSTOM FINISHES, INC.
Painting Effects & Restoration
Old World Craftsmanship • New World Technology
Decorative Arts • Color Consultation
CUSTOM PAINTING
BRETT NIELSEN
GLAZING & ANTIQUING
ARTISAN
FAUX & MARBLE FINISHES
FURNITURE RESTORATION (831) 899-3436
VENETIAN PLASTER
License #676493
◗ PAINTING-COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL
WILL BULLOCK
Local residential specialist since 1974. Interior/
exterior painting and restoring. Economical, yet
always quality preparation. Full service includes
color consulting, fine finishes, faux and specialty
coatings, repairs, moisture and dryrot problems.
Many Peninsula references available. Talk to us
about your budget. No job is too small for our
team of professionals. Call for a free estimate.
Lic.#436767 Fully insured.
Office (831) 625-3307 or cell (831) 277-8952.
[email protected]
willbullockpainting.com
TF
BRENT BAYSINGER PAINTER
Interior-Exterior. Old fashioned quality. Free estimates. Excellent Carmel, Pebble Beach and
Carmel Valley references. Lic. #663828. Insured.
(831) 625-0679.
TF
JIMMY DOMINGO PAINTING
Interior/Exterior, quality, efficiency, dependability,
competitive rates, free estimates, excellent references. Lic. #609568 insured. (831) 394-0632.TF
COMPLETE INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING
Residential Specialist
A firm commitment to honor, integrity &
respect to people and their property.
Insured and Bonded. Lic. # 700380
John Reed (831) 901-8736
☞
Excellent Service & Reasonable Rates
Serving the Monterey Peninsula
for 20 years
CARDINALE MOVING & STORAGE, INC.
Local, nationwide or overseas. Complete moving, packing storage or shipping. Agents for
United Van Lines. CAL PUC #102 808.
Call 632-4100 or 800-995-1602.
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STUDENTS HAULING
We Haul Brush, Garage Clean outs, Construction Debris
J & M MOVING AND STORAGE, INC.
We can handle all your moving and storage
needs, local or nationwide. Located in new
20,000 sf Castroville warehouse. We specialize
in high-value household goods. Excellent references available. CAL PUC #187400. Call Jim
Stracuzzi at (831) 633-5903 or (831) 901-5867.
TF
Serving the Peninsula since 1987
HOME REPAIRS UNLIMITED
(a division of William Hellmuth Const, Inc.)
License No. 767720
Carmel Garden & Irrigation
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October 23, 2009
Big Sur park hosts 29th
annual 10k race
and Big Sur’s beloved mariachi group, Trio Esparza, will
entertain runners as they navigate the course, while Just
Friends (R&B, jazz) will greet weary participants as they
cross the finish line.
Runners will also receive a complimentary 10-minute
massage and all participants will receive a commemorative Tshirt with art by Big Sur’s Holly Fassett.
PFEIFFER BIG Sur State Park will present the 29th annual Big Sur River Run 10k race Saturday, Oct. 24. A 5k walk
will also be offered.
The mostly level course gently winds its way through
majestic redwoods and along the Big Sur River.
In keeping with tradition, an eclectic collection of musicians will be on hand. A classical string quartet, bagpipers
Proceeds from the run benefit the Big Sur Health Center
and the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade.
The races start at 10 a.m. The cost of participating in
either race is $38. Registration is available at the park on the
day of the race from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The park is located on
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OFIA & SOPRANA Catanzaro, 7-month-old
Yorkypoo/mini Pomeranians, are usually as happy as
larks.
But the little sisters were peeved Sunday at Carmel
Beach, as you can see from their expressions. And they
had good reason.
What started out to be a fun day turned into a seemingly endless grooming session at a Peninsula salon,
complete with bath, haircut, blow dry and perky bows.
Then, when they were finally all set for a frisky afternoon walk at the beach — with anticipated admiring
glances from passersby — it instead turned into an
unexpected interminable photo session with an
obsessed journalist.
After unsuccessful poses on benches, sand and large
rocks, where they tended to ignore the camera, it was
decided Mom should hold them.
Later, during their interview, we learned the two 5pound dogs live with their Mom Joette and Dad Gaspar
in Seaside, where their 21-year-old cat, brother Mario,
rules the roost by sheer weight, height and durability.
Mario is really brother Vito’s cat, but he’s living in San
Diego following graduation from San Diego State,
where he majored in history and cinematography.
ONLY AN area as crazy about canines as Carmel could be
home to anything called the Howl-O-Ween Dog Paw-ty. The
third annual party for dog lovers and their pets will be held
Sunday, Oct. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Quail Meadows
off Rancho San Carlos Road in Carmel Valley.
TV personality Hunter Finnell will play host, and activities will include a costume contest for children and dogs, a
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trends,” live and silent auctions, and children’s activities. The
Salinas Monterey Agility Racing Team will do a demonstration, and sponsors Diggidy Dog, Maddie Girl Organic Food,
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People can even take home a new family member, as
adoption services will be provided by Animal Friends Rescue
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Tickets, which include lunch, wine and goodies, are $35
for adults and $10 for children 4-12, with kids under 4 and
all pets admitted free. For more information, call (831) 6242888 or visit www.quaillodgeevents.com.
Although hyperkinetic, Sofia and Soprana stay out
of trouble — for the most part. They’ve been known to
chew up carpets, magazines and Dad’s flip-flops.
The girls have an abundance of stuffed animal playthings, all with squeakers; the two most doted-upon
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for which they formerly showed a marked preference,
has gone on to monkey heaven as simian confetti.
Their doggie playmates include Bear and Bella
Grillo, Layla Napoli, Lola Montante, Bella Grannis and
Roxie Pavone. Much-loved Nonna Agnes D’Agui and
friend Joe Real babysit Sofia and Soprana two days a
week, thus giving elderly Mario some time to rest, and
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barred anybody under 16 from visiting in order to help stop
the spread of the virus to patients, children and pregnant
women.
CHOMP officials met several times this week to discuss
the option of restricting some visitors, including children, but
as of Thursday hadn’t made a decision.
“We have not placed restrictions,” said CHOMP spokeswoman Brenda Moore. “But they’re under consideration.”
Hospitals are restricting young people because the H1N1
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Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System spokeswoman Adrienne Laurent said that hospital has already
LETTERS
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Rowntree Native Plant Garden, the Martin Meadow, and
access to many of the trails.
Instead of selling, let’s honor the individuals who had the
vision, the courage and the determination to see Flanders as
a vital part of the MTNP by keeping it and maintaining it.
Please join us in voting no on measure I.
Karen and Hugo Ferlito, Carmel
Too big to fail?
Dear Editor,
So, what do AIG, GM, and Flanders Mansion have in
common? In the eyes of some, they are “too big to fail!” For
the last few years we have been bombarded by those who
have rhapsodize about how the Mission Trail park, if not the
entire southern border of Carmel, will be ruined if the
Flanders house is allowed to again become a residence. If
Carmel could print money like the federal government, then
maybe we could afford a bailout. But with TOT and sales
taxes down, Carmel has little choice but to sell off unused
inventory ... a little like GM selling Saturn and Hummer!
And don’t forget, it was just a couple of years ago that
Carmel voters rejected a small increase in property taxes to
fund a wastewater project. Selling Flanders is one way to
raise important revenues when voters reject tax increases.
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21A
begun restricting two visitors per day for patients who have
H1N1. Visitors also must wash their hands.
Laurent said the restrictions were made, in part, because
of a national shortage of respirator masks visitors are
required to wear when seeing patients with the virus.
In addition to a mask, visitors seeing H1N1 patients also
must suit up in a full gown and wear eye protection.
Natividad Medical Center in Salinas began restricting visitors in September, according to hospital spokeswoman Carol
Adams. “As a precaution and to reduce the spread of the flu,
we did amend the visitor policy,” Adams said.
The hospital now prohibits those under 18 from visiting
the pediatric and obstetric areas of the hospital.
“In terms of others over 18, we are limiting it to immediate family members,” Adams said. “Those who have flu-like
symptoms, we request they refrain from visiting.”
Even though there are no national guidelines directing
hospitals to restrict visitors, local hospital officials have met
to discuss the impact of such restrictions.
“Our hospitals are working together just to make sure we
are all on the same page,” Laurent said.
But it’s not clear how much barring visits will slow the
spread of swine flu. That’s because there’s been little study on
whether curbing visitors, or screening them for symptoms,
keeps flu from spreading in hospitals, the Associated Press
reported this week.
The news agency also said neither the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention nor the American Hospital
Association have set guidelines on the issue.
Stanford officials said its policy will be in effect through
the height of the flu season into the spring, and will be reevaluated at that time.
However, there may be another option. Why not sell the
mansion to the Flanders Foundation for $1 with the proviso
that if the group can’t make a go of it, they will sell it back
to the city for a buck. That way they can bring their plan
before the planning commission, do the required EIR, then
the revisied EIR, then go to the city council, then back to the
council, then tackle the appeal to the coastal commission,
and then fight the five-year lawsuit from the neighbors. All
the while, they will have to pay the taxes, insurance, maintenance, lawyers’ fees, architectural fees, and whatever else
any applicant has to pay. My guess is that after seven to 10
years of this charade where nothing is resolved, the foundation would be begging the city to buy back the property for a
dollar!
We could do that ... or we could save everyone more
debauchery by voting Yes on I on Nov. 3.
mon and the chamber is basically running on fumes. Be
assured that incorporating could never serve and represent all
of us well for the very same reasons. Carmel Valley City
would have great difficulty embracing the diversity of our
community. It could not provide a common heart, vision or
even know what it should become.
The west end and the east end of the proposed city limits
have very different cultural and business needs. On both
sides of the issue there are very concerned and committed
people who love and want to protect what they have. The Yes
on G side has a small but powerful group that needs a city in
order to provide the mechanism that will empower their commitment to growth and development. We all love our Carmel
Valley, but none of us in the private sector can have the stamina, money or complete knowledge of how the game is
played. We will not be able to suppress and overcome the
appetite of the self-serving.
The voters need to realize that an economically failing
city is what developers need and hope for. This is the way
they will get their projects passed. “More development
equals more tax revenue.” The new proposed city of Carmel
Valley will not be able to protect or provide longevity to any
of its ideologies.
For those citizens that support Yes on G, take a close look
at where your funding comes from before you cast your vote.
Yes or No, the majority of us want to protect Carmel Valley’s
rural lifestyle, and I do hope you realize that this is the last
California frontier. Don’t damage it by making it a city.
I love not having a chalk line on my tires. How about you?
Chris Tescher, Carmel
The last California frontier
Dear Editor,
It seems that no one has addressed the fact that a city set
up along a 14-mile corridor could have problems having a
united vision. Most of us know that the social profile of the
two extreme ends of this corridor are very different.
The voters need to know about the ongoing struggles and
challenges the Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce faces
in representing its business community within this 14-mile
corridor. The mouth of the valley has a very different focus
and attitude than Carmel Valley Village. Conflicts are com-
Walter Georis, Carmel Valley
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Portrait photographer puts a face
on the world’s biggest creature
By CHRIS COUNTS
S
EEKING TO capture an intimate portrait of the largest animal on earth, photographer Bryant Austin ended up with one whale
of an adventure.
Austin — who will present a talk about
his images Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Post
Ranch Inn’s Sierra Mar restaurant in Big Sur
— was seeking to photograph whales from a
new perspective when he traveled to the
island nation of Tonga in the South Pacific
about five years ago.
On a two-week break from his job as a
marine researcher in Santa Cruz, Austin
fruitlessly tried to capture an interesting shot
of a whale. With his departure imminent, he
called his boss on a whim and squeezed
another week’s vacation out of him.
“I told him I missed my plane,” Austin
admitted.
Back in the water after extending his trip,
Austin had an experience he’ll never forget.
“I was snorkeling on the surface and
observing a mother whale,” he recalled. “A
6-week-old calf swam right up me and
passed within inches of my face.”
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See ART page 31A
Sunset Center: Best-selling author,
legendary trumpeter, and more
By CHRIS COUNTS
A
PERFORMANCE by one of
America’s funniest men highlights a busy
week at Sunset Center.
David Sedaris, a Grammy Award-winning
comedian and best-selling author, takes the
stage at Sunset Center Wednesday, Oct. 28.
“He’s kind of like the rock star of
humorists,” explained Peter Lesnik, executive director of Sunset Center. “He has a
view of the world that is loving and sardonic
at the same time. He’s so smart and understated.”
Sedaris published his first collection of
essays and short stories, “Barrel Fever,” in
1994. Since then, each of his works,
“Naked” (1997), “Holidays on Ice” (1997),
“Me Talk Pretty One Day” (2000), “Dress
Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” (2004)
and “When You Are Engulfed in Flames”
(2008) have been New York Times bestsellers.
The performance starts at 8 p.m. Tickets,
which range from $52 to $77, are nearly sold
out. Sunset Center is located at San Carlos
and Ninth. For more information, call (831)
620-2048 or visit www.sunsetcenter.org.
■ Heeeeere’s Doc
PHOTO/BRYANT AUSTIN
Underwater photographer Bryant Austin unveils a remarkable collection of whale images at the
Post Ranch Inn’s Sierra Mar restaurant this week.
Bodies become
imagery, and
one image merges
into another,
Best known for leading the orchestra on
“The Tonight Show Starring Johnny
Carson,” legendary trumpeter, band leader
and pops conductor Doc Severinsen performs at Sunset Center Sunday, Oct. 25.
He’ll be joined at Sunset Center by a sixpiece Latin jazz combo.
“This concert is a benefit for the
Monterey Symphony,” said Joe Truskot,
executive director for the symphony. “We’re
pleased to present someone with such a distinguished career. He’s a fabulous musician.
It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
In addition to his work with Johnny
Carson, Severinsen has served as principal
pops conductor for the Phoenix Symphony,
the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the
Jazz trumpeter Doc Severinsen will be joined
by a 6-piece Latin jazz combo when he performs at Sunset Center Sunday.
Minnesota
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visit www.montereysymphony.org.
■ String quartet returns
Winners of eight Grammy Awards, the
Emerson String Quartet returns to Sunset
Center Friday, Oct. 23.
In addition to its impressive collection of
Grammys, the string quartet was the first
ensemble ever to be awarded one of classical
music’s top honors, the prestigious Avery
Fisher Prize.
The string quartet features violinists
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W I N E
Big Sur gets in touch with its gourmet past and present
By MARY BROWNFIELD
A
LTHOUGH PEOPLE who live in or regularly visit Big
Sur know all about its great high-end restaurants and accomplished chefs, it (fortunately) has not become one of those
trendy culinary meccas splashed across glossy magazine
pages or featured on the Food Network. But the area continues to make its mark on the culinary world in its own distinctive way, most recently with the release of a part-memoirpart-cookbook by Romney Steele, granddaughter of
Nepenthe founders Bill and Lolly Fassett, and a new food
and wine festival slated for Nov. 6-7.
Steele, whose great-great-grandfather was early Carmel developer
Frank Powers, combines Big Sur history and memories of growing up
there with compelling recipes in “My
Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food,
Family, and Big Sur.”
The beautiful book published by
Andrews McMeel is packed with
photos, and Steele, known to many as
Nani, said she enjoyed reminiscing,
gleaning memories from family
members and longtime restaurant
employees, and deciding which
recipes to include. Her aunt, Holly,
and cousin, Kirk, run Nepenthe now.
The Fassetts opened Nepenthe,
which means “no sorrow” in Greek,
after picnicking at an old cabin on the site one summer day
in 1947 and deciding they should buy the beautiful spot. Rita
Hayworth owned the cabin, which Orson Welles had bought
her as a wedding present, according to Steele, and that
“added to Nepenthe’s mystique.”
Initially, the food was fairly simple, due to Nepenthe’s distance from major marketplaces and limited resources. Prime
steaks, local fish, home-baked hams for sandwiches and the
famous Ambrosia Burger made up most of the menu.
People visited Nepenthe for the music, dancing, poetry,
art, people and the view, more than for the food. “The fact
that there was good food, and indeed it was considered
gourmet for its time, was almost a bonus,” she said.
Steele recalled being surrounded by “this kind of mad creativity” at Nepenthe. Ogling celebrities was against the rules,
so she and the other children would watch them from her
grandmother’s windowsill.
The emphasis is now more on relaxing, enjoying the
scenery and eating good food. Nepenthe has an award-winning wine list, as well as a creative and more extensive menu.
Steele tends toward her childhood tastes when pondering
her favorites. She admitted a nostalgic fondness for the Ambrosia Burger, though she
rarely eats meat. “It’s easy for me to feel stuck
in Nepenthe’s past — my comfort zone. I love
the pumpkin spice cake and cheese pie, and the
chef salad was a Nepenthe standout when I was
growing up, as was the cheese board, with its
plethora of grapes, fat slices of black bread,
and seasonal fruit,” she said, adding that such
recipes appear in her book.
“Today, I almost always order the fresh fish
of the day, simply grilled with a baked potato,
halved and also grilled.” The potato is “not on
the menu, but divine,” she said. “Ask your
waiter.” The roasted garlic with goat cheese is
perfect with a glass of wine on the terrace, and
Nepenthe continues to be popular for its huge
baskets of thin French Fries, “or Golden
Plumes, as we used to call them,” Steele said.
She selected the recipes by combing through menus dating back to the restaurant’s start. “It struck me that as much
as our menu has changed over 60 years, the general concept
has stayed the same,” she said. “I tried to give a sense of that
in the recipes I included.”
The stories also influenced her choices, like the chocolate
Torta di Capri included in the section about Lolly Fassett’s
time in Capri, Italy. “The Orange Chiffon cake came out of a
conversation with my aunt Dorcas, who first made that cake
for Sunday brunch, way back in the ’50s,” she added. “Many
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The Big Sur landmark will host a book signing, release
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November. On Nov. 7, Sweet Elena’s in Sand City will hold
a 4 p.m. signing and 6 p.m. dinner “to celebrate and remember Lolly’s Kitchen,” and on Nov. 14 from 2 to 6 p,m, Carmel
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October 23, 2009
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Escape into wine, support
Quail cooks, play pink poker
By MARY BROWNFIELD
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OVEMBER IN MoCo means the
Great Wine Escape, and wineries throughout
the county are getting ready for glass-toting
vino fans thirsting to taste something new,
meet the people behind the bottles and learn
a thing or two. The well organized Nov. 1315 event put on by the Monterey County
Vintners & Growers Association ensures
every participant will get plenty of everything, from education and instruction during
panels, tastings and tours, to a whole lot of
delicious food and wonderful wine during
the Finale Sunday. After more than a decade
of holding the GWE, the MCVGA knows
what works.
On Friday, participants can attend Coastal
Kitchen food and wine seminars during the
day, and then make their way to one of the
many winemaker dinners, like the afterhours tour and feast at the Monterey Bay
Aquarium with Estancia. Nearly a dozen
dinners are on offer, such as De Tierra at
Montrio, Pessagno at the Sardine Factory,
Boekenoogen at Anton & Michel, Ventana
Vineyards at Grasing’s Coastal Cuisine and
Wrath at Pacific’s Edge.
On Saturday, people can take self-guided
or bus tours to wineries to taste new releases, enjoy food and meet the winemakers, or
they can embark on educational vineyard
and winery tours at Chalone and Estancia.
The hands-on Winemaker for a Day seminar
at Paraiso will have winemaker David
Fleming showing guests how to blend, and
they will be invited to take their creations
home.
More wineries and chefs will host dinners
that night, with the highlight being the annual Wine Enthusiast dinner honoring
Monterey County Wine Country’s Founding
Fathers the InterContinental hotel on
Cannery Row.
The GWE concludes with its Finale in the
InterContinental Sunday from noon to 3:30
p.m.
For event information, as well as tickets
for individual events and packages, visit
www.montereywines.org/gwe.
■ Bernardus style
Fall brings some of Bernardus executive
chef Cal Stamenov’s favorite ingredients —
winter squash, shelling beans, wild mushrooms, apples, pears and huckleberries —
inspiring him to host Holiday Entertaining
with Bernardus Style at the lodge in Carmel
Valley Saturday, Nov. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The aim is to show guests how to prepare
wonderful seasonal dishes at home.
“He understands the value of family-style
meals, which allow people to reconnect and
share the stories of the day,” said his assistant, Gina Martin. “During the holidays,
there is not enough time to concoct elaborate
meals — especially when the desire is to
spend time with family at the table, not in the
kitchen.”
Stamenov, pastry chef Ben Spungin,
florist Susanna Gamble and Kent Torrey,
owner of The Cheese Shop in Carmel Plaza,
will share their knowledge and tips. The
chefs will describe their holiday favorites,
from whole roasted herb chicken, to heirloom apple crêpes, while Gamble provides
tips for easy arrangements and centerpieces.
Bernardus wines, hors d’oeuvres and interesting cheeses will be in abundance.
The cost is $85 per person, including tax
and tip, and reservations may be made by
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Laureles Grade. www.bernardus.com
■ Pink Poker Night
The rescheduled Pink Poker Night,
which will raise money for culinary scholarships and the Natividad Medical
Foundation via a lively night of female-only
gambling, will be held at the Culinary
Center of Monterey on Cannery Row
Saturday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m.
The night will include a
buffet dinner, pink cocktails
from a no-host bar — and
lots of poker, with winners
taking home spa treatments,
dinners and other prizes.
Guests will be served by an
all-male staff of culinary
students and well known
locals who will donate their
tips to the star charities.
Tickets are $50, which
includes $25 in poker chips.
To reserve by Nov. 19, call
(831) 333-2133.
December (except Christmas Eve and
Christmas Day), Quail will present holidayinspired prix fixe dinners for $25 per person.
For reservations, call (831) 620-8910 or visit
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Companies, families, clubs and groups
can book private holiday parties of 12 or
more for a three-course lunch ($35 per person) or dinner ($45 per person), and tack on
a one-hour full-bar reception for another $10
per person. The parties include decorations,
punch and raffle prizes, and anyone who
books before Oct. 31 will receive $10 off the
per-guest price. To reserve, contact Courtney
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October 23, 2009
FIRE
From page 2A
Carmel Police Department detective who now spends much
of his time doing professional wedding photography, Poitras
accepted 5th District Supervisor Dave Potter’s appointment
in spring 2008 because he wanted to give back to the valley
he has called home for the past two decades.
“I thought this was a fair way to return some of the good
things that have happened to me since I’ve been here,” he
said. After accepting the job, Poitras admitted he was surprised to learn how challenging it was. Major tasks Poitras
faced on the board included finding new leadership and getting the district out of a deep financial hole.
“The most important thing was hiring Chief Mike
Urquides and his administrative team,” he said. “I hope that
whatever board results from the election will continue that
relationship for at least one more year.”
Poitras praised Urquides’ cost-cutting and the successful
passage of a new tax. Paid firefighters took a 10 percent pay
cut, one was demoted and two were laid off to help reduce
spending. Then, in August, 85 percent of C.V. voters
approved the doubling of an assessment property owners
have been paying for years.
“We were in dire financial conditions prior to their arrival,
and the steps they’ve taken have been nothing short of fantastic,” he said of Urquides and his team. His primary focus
as a board member would be continuing to work on the district’s financial recovery.
Morale has also improved, with volunteers and paid staff
at both C.V. stations becoming more united, according to
Poitras, who said he has the endorsement of volunteer firefighters and the union.
Poitras believes his police experience makes him a strong
candidate. “I’m able to look at the organization from the
ground level, because I’ve worked in an organization that’s
not dissimilar,” he said.
Justin Hastings
A Seaside firefighter and owner of Hastings
Construction, Hastings said he decided to run for the board
after members of the Carmel Valley Fire Protection District
asked him to consider it. He used to volunteer as a firefighter in the valley but is now too busy, so he thought serving on
the board would be an ideal way to contribute, he said.
Hastings said his focus would be on “making the fire
department better than it has been in the past.”
“Ultimately, there has to be a serious look at the budget
and where the expenditures are,” he said. “But we can’t cut
the services more than we already have.”
He pointed out the department is sending two people out
on the engine every time it’s dispatched, while most other
departments send three or more paid firefighters. At a fire, a
minimum of four people need to be there, so two firefighters
can enter the building while two others remain outside,
according to occupational safety rules.
“They rely heavily on the volunteers, and they are a good
asset, but at the Mid Valley Station, the volunteers are not so
strong,” he said. “Being from the fire service, I’m going to
have a better understanding of what can and cannot be done,
in terms of cost savings.”
Hastings, who lives in Carmel Valley Village with his
family, has been a firefighter early 1990s. He started with
Mid Valley Fire, where he worked until shortly after the consolidation with the C.V. Fire Department nine years ago. The
combination did not go smoothly, and Hastings left to work
for Seaside Fire.
“I’ve lived here a long time and am involved in the community,” he said, adding that being a business owner and a
firefighter make him a strong candidate, as he could apply
his knowledge of both. “I’ll be a really valuable asset to the
board, having all of those elements,” he said.
Gaudenz Panholzer
Appointed incumbent Panholzer, a professional firefighter in San Jose who lives in the C.V. Fire Protection District,
said the board has made progress in reducing some of the discord that erupted between employees and volunteers after
consolidation, and he would like to continue to work on
improving the district.
“We’ve made a lot of progress in resolving some of those
issues,” he said. “And there are a lot of financial issues that
have come to light in the recent past. We’re working hard on
bringing those around.”
Panholzer said the district will finish this year in the black
— a first in several years. “When you start something, you
want to finish it up, so I want to keep working on those
issues,” he said.
When he was appointed during the past term, Panholzer
said he was “the first person, to my knowledge, who got on
the board who had the endorsement of all the different
groups.” The paid staff and volunteers, along with administrators, “felt I was a good candidate, and they’ve asked me to
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Ron Builta
Builta, who lives and works at the Santa Lucia Preserve,
is the only long-timer seeking reelection. He joined the board
11 years ago and has served two terms as its president, and is
running because he enjoys the job.
“We’re financially strapped, but through Mike’s hard
work, and staff’s, we see the light at the end of the tunnel,”
he said. “It hasn’t been easy, but it’s going to improve.”
The challenges of keeping morale up and ensuring a high
level of service while keeping an eye on the budget and
rebuilding reserves are going to make the next few years
“very interesting,” Builta said. “That’s the main reason I want
to stay with the district.”
Builta would like to see more firefighters on CVFPD
engines, though the two-person system used now is adequate
and legal. “We could always use some more staffing, once we
can afford it,” he said.
Builta also said he appreciates the chance to work with the
firefighters and other people in the district.
“It’s been very rewarding,” he said.
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Susan Augustitus
A realtor, former Carmel Unified School District program
facilitator at Tularcitos and business owner, Augustitus has
been a valley resident for 36 years and said she has the
unique perspective borne of being married to a man who was
a district volunteer for more than two decades. Augustitus is
endorsed by the Valley Volunteers.
“CVFPD remains at a critical juncture,” she said, as it
searches for a new chief and strives to get its finances in
order. “The newly elected board of directors must have the
stamina, commitment and wisdom to see this transition to a
successful completion.”
Augustitus said the district’s financial problems have been
evident for years, and she condemned prior leaders for lacking common sense. “Finances are a critical part, but it also
has to do with maintaining the morale of the department,
because obviously, we have very fine people working with
the district now,” she said.
Augustitus does not favor further consolidation and said
the combining of the former Mid Valley and Carmel Valley
fire departments was good in theory but problematic in practice, particularly when it came to budgeting and morale.
“Oftentimes, theory in application misses by a mile,” she
said. “How consolidation was implemented was a disaster.
That speaks to management, and that speaks to the board.”
Every victor in the Nov. 3 board election “needs to have a
big passel of common sense,” she said.
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continue serving,” he said.
Getting CVFPD on sound financial footing is an obligation to residents and employees, according to Panholzer, as is
addressing the concerns and needs of the paid employees and
volunteers. He also said the ambulance system, which is
jointly run by Carmel and Carmel Valley, needs assessment
to ensure it is as cost effective as possible. Carmel Regional
Fire Ambulance boasts superlative response times that, within the City of Carmel, average three to four minutes.
“Is this still the best model for us to provide ambulance
service? As part of the conversation, we need to look at all
the possible alternatives, including not providing ambulance
service and letting the county provide it,” he said. “You
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off the top it’s not the best one.”
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Rosemarie Doerr of Raleigh, NC; daughter,
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NC; sister, Hazel Enfield of Cedar Rapids,
IA, brother, Frank Doerr of Maryland
Heights, MO; three grandchildren, Scott,
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October 23, 2009
FOOD
From page 23A
commences in its own inimitable style the
first weekend in November with offerings
like Hiking with Stemware and a wine dinner
at the exclusive Esalen Institute. The two-day
festival, sponsored in part by the Henry
Miller Library, features wine dinners at Big
Sur restaurants, wine seminars, a dinner and
auction, and a grand tasting.
Organizers have managed to develop a
stellar roster of big-name winemakers and
guest chefs who agreed to participate not just
because they are proud of what they do, but
because they love Big Sur. “Without boasting, we have one of the greatest lineups of
winemakers,” said president Toby RowlandJones. “These people are at the very very top
of what they do, and they come to us because
they love to be here and they know us. It’s all
about friendship and connections.”
Consider the “Legends of the Fall —
Power Pinot Panel” Friday morning starring
the charismatic kings of Pinot Noir, including Au Bon Climat’s Jim Clendenen, growers
and winemakers Gary Franscioni and Gary
Pisoni, Dan Karlsen from Talbott and Josh
Jensen of Calera. The entertainment factor
alone makes it worth attending, not to mention the great wines. Peter Granoff, master
sommelier and owner of the S.F. Ferry Plaza
Wine Merchant, will be the moderator.
Several other seminars will be offered
Friday and Saturday, and restaurants will
pair up with winemakers for elaborate and
interesting dinners.
The largest gathering will be the Grand
Public Tasting from noon to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, when 30 wineries and restaurants,
including Passionfish, The Cheese Shop,
Mundaka and TreeBones, tempt taste buds in
the Lodge at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
An auction and reception at Ventana will
include checkbook-tempting items like the
6-liter bottle of 2002 Ridge Montebello
worth about $2,000.
“It’s a massive bottle — it’s bigger than I
am,” Rowland-Jones said. “We’ve got all
these incredible donations that are unique.”
While a few winemaker dinners are also
set for Saturday night, the headliner is
Dinner with Friends — A Benefit for Big
Sur. Guest chefs from the Peninsula, including Cal Stamenov and Ben Spungin of
Bernardus, and Mark Ayers of the Highlands
Inn, will cook to complement Talbott, Ridge,
Chappellet, Bernardus and Justin wines.
And to make the logistics of drinking
wine in Big Sur a little safer and easier, organizers contracted with Monterey-Salinas
Transit for a free shuttle between Monterey
and Big Sur on Saturday. The bus will pick
up participants in town, bring them down the
coast for the day, circulate between venues,
and then head north in the late afternoon.
To check out all of the offerings, from the
seminars, to the wine dinners, discussions
and fundraiser, visit www.bigsurfoodandwine.org.
There’s a person you want your child to become.
To do that, your family needs the right kind of place.
This is it.
Carmel Campus
Open Houses
Saturday, November 7, 2009
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stevenson School cordially invites prospective students and their families
to attend our Early Childhood Center through 8th grade Open Houses.
To RSVP, call (831) 626-5207 or email [email protected]
Stevenson School
Carmel Campus, Grades ECC–8th 24800 Dolores Street, Carmel
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WEATHER FORECASTERS say this will probably be a wet winter, with
another El Niño forming in the Pacific Ocean. If the big storm that drenched the
Monterey Peninsula last week is any indication, we’re in for four or five months
of floods and power outages.
But never mind the tens of billions of gallons of free water that may be headed our way, courtesy of Mother Nature. State regulators have decided that
humans are only entitled to capture and use a tiny portion of it. The rest is for
the fish.
Thus, one state agency ordered us this week to sharply cut our water use,
consequences be damned, even as another state agency stands in the way of a
water supply project that, ridiculously expensive as it may be, would at least
keep the taps running after the Carmel River is put off limits.
So many things have to be dysfunctional for the Monterey Peninsula to reach
this ridiculous state of affairs, with one of life’s most basic necessities about to
be severely curtailed. It would be no less bizarre if some state agency decided
we couldn’t have food, clothing or shelter, while the Legislature and the courts
stood idly by, and the news media seemed to applaud. (This week The Monterey
County Herald endorsed a no-water candidate for reelection to the water board.)
We’ve been warning for years of the dire consequences to the local economy
of water rationing. But now, so severe might the water restrictions become, even
the health and safety of residents is threatened, not to mention their lifestyles
and convenience.
All that might be endurable if some accident of nature caused the water
The wonder of parks
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shortage. But this water shortage is a political artifice, imposed on us by our fellow man.
The 45 citizens who pleaded with the State Water Resources Control Board
not to impose water rationing on the Monterey Peninsula are to be commended
— and their protests weren’t completely in vain. The callous SWRCB backed
off a bit. But things promise to soon be very bad, nonetheless.
Already for 15 years, hardly any new water has been available to the people
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of the Monterey Peninsula, even as our cities suffer for lack of infill housing,
business expansions and the ability of residents to make incremental additions
to their own homes. Now, even the existing water is about to be sharply reduced.
Construction of a desal plant is still years away. It even seems likely it will
never be built. And if it is ever completed, it will be very expensive to operate.
We have repeatedly called for some political leadership to save us from this
dilemma — either from our representatives in the California Legislature, or in
Congress, or even from the courts. The government, after all, is supposed to
serve the people, not conspire against them. But, aside from testimony by Sen.
Abel Maldonado at the SWRCB this week, nothing has been done. And it seems
nothing will be.
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Flanders Fact vs. Fiction
Dear Editor,
Fiction: In a recent letter about Flanders
Mansion, Bob Kohn stated that “there are
nine 40-by-100-foot lots in the Native Plant
Garden that could be sold and developed.”
Fact: There are no lots that could be sold
and/or developed. In June 1968 (before the
city purchased the Flanders house with 14.9
acres) a “tentative map” was drawn up showing 58 home sites on the Flanders property.
This subdivision was never approved.
Fact: On Dec. 7, 1999, the city council
voted 3 (Ken White, Paula Hazdovac, Sue
McCloud) to 2 “to ensure the preservation of
the Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden.”
We urge those in this debate to stick to the
actual facts!
Paula Hazdovac,
Carmel
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Dear Editor,
It was timely that we were recently able to
view the PBS special on National Parks. The
incredible vision and determination that
Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir and others had
to set aside those beautiful lands for all of us
was inspiring.
It took vision for a former city council to
purchase the Flanders property and add it to
Mission Trail park back in the 1970s. It took
courage for another council to listen to residents and decide against selling it off in the
1980s. Once again we are faced with the
decision of whether to support and enhance
that original vision or sell off Flanders for
short-term gain. What will our legacy be?
Will it be one that preserves the open space,
views and possibilities of Flanders or will it
be one of “selling off the jewels to fill a few
potholes?”
Let’s do the right thing for future generations of residents. They just might be more
creative and cooperative than we have been.
Selling Flanders breaks up the Mission Trail
Nature Preserve and creates an inholding in
its midst. Inholdings within parks cause
problems: privacy issues, noise, fences, etc.
Imagine if we were trying to buy this parcel
to complete the park. We probably couldn’t
afford it at today’s prices.
Before you vote, please make it a point to
go up to Flanders and have a look around. As
you walk, notice the blue marker stakes. You
will see that if it is sold, it would greatly
impact the use and enjoyment of the Harriet
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start a nonprofit group, Marine Mammal Conservation
Through the Arts, which will receive 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of his images.
Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer alternating in the first
chair position, accompanied by violinist Lawrence Dutton
and cellist David Finkel.
The concert is sponsored by Chamber Music Monterey, a
nonprofit group dedicated to bringing world class chamber
ensembles, as well as outreach and educational programs, to
the Monterey Peninsula.
The performance begins at 8 p.m. For ticket information,
call (831) 625-2212 or visit www.chambermusicmonterey.org.
They’re not coming to Sunset Center until Friday, Oct. 30,
but Lesnik encouraged local music fans to check out 3 Mo’
Divas.
Feature the dazzling vocal talents of Laurice Lanier, Nova
Payton and Jamet Pittman, the Divas cover the musical spectrum, performing everything from opera and jazz to gospel
and blues.
“We’ll have three incredible voices singing some of the
greatest music ever written,” Lesnik said.
Tickets range from $52 to $77. For more information, call
(831) 620-2048.
himself in the precarious position of being caught between
the mother and her calf.
“I felt a tap on my shoulder,” he said. “It was gentle but
firm. I thought it was a friend of mine. I turned, and that’s
when our eyes met.”
Austin found himself staring into the face of the mother,
who was just a few feet away.
“I was just deeply humbled — and shaking,” he remembered. “I weigh 220 pounds, but she weighed more than 50
tons. Yet as insignificant as we must seem to them, they try
not to hurt us.”
Almost immediately after the encounter, Austin decided
to undertake an ambitious project. His aim would be to create life-sized photographic portraits of whales — and use
those portraits to bring attention to their diminishing population.
“Whales have been reduced to quotas and numbers, but
I’m showing people what a whale really looks like. I’m giving a face to the issue,” Austin said.
Funding the exhibit — and the extensive field work
required to create the photographs — was no small challenge
for the 40-year-old Austin. “I sold everything I owned,” he
conceded. “I sold my car and cashed out my retirement.”
Eventually he raised more than $150,000. He also helped
Up close and personal
Partly due to the immense size of whales, most of Austin’s
photographs simply capture a face. But remarkably, he has
created two images that depict an entire whale. One is a photograph of a baby sperm whale, while the other portrays an
adult dwarf minke whale. The shot of the baby sperm whale
is composed of 15 separate 50-megapixel images, and is 28
feet long and 6 feet tall.
After photographing whales in Tonga, the West Indies,
Australia and the Azores, Austin has learned a few tricks
about shooting portraits of whales.
“I float motionless and let them come to me,” he said. “I
let the whale know I’m predictable, respectful and interested.”
Some of the encounters lasted up to six hours, he added.
While Austin is uncertain how his work will benefit the
earth’s whale populations, he’s willing to take a chance that it
will make a difference. “It is my hope that my work will
effect change so whales can continue to be on this planet for
many generations,” he added. “My greatest fear is that this
will be an archive of what we’ve lost.”
The talk starts at 2:30 p.m. Austin’s photographs, which
sell for $3,200 to $10,500, will be on display at Sierra Mar
until Feb. 20, 2010. Post Ranch Inn is located on Highway 1
in Big Sur, about 28 miles south of Carmel. For more information, call (831) 667-2200 or visit www.postranchinn.com.
OFFICE
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favored the idea, but a few residents vehemently opposed it
and threatened to drag out the approval for years, forcing
Miller to look elsewhere. Since early 2005, The Pine Cone’s
administrative, advertising and production offices have been
located in a 90-year-old Victorian at 734 Lighthouse Avenue
in Pacific Grove.
Meanwhile, reporter Mary Brownfield, writer Margot
Nichols and advertising representative Vanessa Jimenez have
worked at a small office in Stonehouse Terrace on San Carlos
Street.
“In recent years, more and more business has been conducted by telephone, email and over the Internet,” Miller
said. “Only four or five people a week visited our Carmel
office.” And with revenue off about 15 percent this year, he
decided to close it.
“The important thing is to maintain the quality of our
news coverage,” Miller said. “We have three full-time
reporters, and I want to keep it that way.”
And he reminded readers of the importance of supporting
the newspapers’ advertisers. “With the holidays approaching,
I want to ask everyone to spend their money at businesses
they find on the page of The Carmel Pine Cone,” Miller said.
“That’s what keeps us afloat.”
Valley home by forcing the garage door open, but they failed
to steal anything.
“The resident was gone for three or four hours in the
morning and returned to find the forced entry,” he said.
And two days earlier, a property manager reported someone had broken into a vacant home on Magellan in Pebble
Beach while the resident was out of the country. Brown said
the sheriff’s office does not know what was taken, since the
victim has yet to comb through the home and compile a list.
“The bedroom window was pried open and the screen
removed,” he said. “Drawers had been opened and the contents had been scattered on the floor, so they knew someone
had been inside.”
Leads in the most recent break-ins are few, according to
Brown.
■ Coming soon: 3 Mo’ Divas
Former students offer
jazz CD and concert
TWO FORMER local high school students celebrate
the release of a new recording with a concert Friday,
Oct. 23 at the Pacific Coast Church in Pacific Grove.
Pianist Ross Garren, who graduated from Robert
Louis Stevenson School in 2003, and drummer Gavin
Salmon, who graduated from Carmel High School the
same year, will play jazz from their new CD, “Elision.”
They’ll be joined by bassist Dominic Thiroux. The performance starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and
$10 for students. The church is located at 522 Central
Ave. For more information, call (831) 626-6943.
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event offers locals a chance to purchase a piece of fine art for
a bargain price and, at the same time, support the nonprofit
art center.
The Patron’s Show is the art center’s biggest fundraiser of
the year. The exhibit showcases work by many of the
Monterey Peninsula’s finest artists, including Albert Brevard,
Meredith Mullins, Beverly Dennis, Sharon Strouse, Warren
Strouse, Randy McKendry, Elaine Mackoff, George
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“Bill was a personal friend to many of us, as well as a generous supporter of our Patrons’ Show and Tiny Treasures
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