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    PG Bike Cam

    Pacelli takes his bike cam past Calendonia Park, turns right on Jewell, and winds up at the top of Lovers Point at the Rec Trail. Ignore him as he runs stop signs.

    Lighthouse renovators, docents celebrate gifts

    The Pt. Pinos Lighthouse restoration project recently got a $20,000 boost from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation in the form of a grant. The Monterey Peninsula Foundation hosts the AT&T Pro-Am, which opens next week and the proceeds of which go to charities. The Heritage Society itself, through fund-raising activities, sales in the Lighthouse gift shop and “door” donations, donated $4,000 recently.

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    Emily Dickinson flash mob

    Celebrating her birthday by invading Cannery Row with a flash mob reciting “I Am Nobody” and eating gingerbread. The Pacific Grove High School Young Writers Club, Poet-In-Residence Dr. Barbara Mossberg, English teacher Larry Haggquist, and probably some students from California State University, Monterey Bay and some bewildered tourists.

    Wasting our time and money

    From Cedar Street Times 01/20/12

    I have two items to talk about this week.
    The first is the Regional Water Authority, also known as the Mayors’ JPA, which I’m pretty sure is going to be a waste of money and time.
    The second is the “emergency” moratorium request to regulate adult-oriented businesses in Pacific Grove, which I’m pretty sure already was a
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    We Pass This Way But Once

    Many of you have asked for a reprint of the serialized feature by Les Gorn, We Pass This Way But Once. We have made it into a single PDF. You can find it here: https://cedarstreettimes.com/newpdf/WePassThisWayButOnce.pdf

    Two-ton tourists

    Two elephant seals have come to visit Pacific Grove. Hauling up on the beach at Hopkins Marine on New Years Day, the first one made himself right at home among the harbor seals. A second arrived Jan. 7, 2012. In the video, you can see the first visitor in the back, on the left, covered with sand. He’s motionless until the last few frames. Video by Kim Worrell, aka oceanfoxx.

    Says Kim, “Initially, the Harbor Seals scattered into the water and watched the Elephant Seal make himself comfortable on their beach. That first day a few brave Harbor Seals would venture onto the beach but all the Elephant Seal had to do was lift its head and the Harbor Seals would scatter. Slowly the Harbor Seals began to come back onto the beach but still gave the Elephant Seal its space. On Tuesday, [Jan. 3] Hopkins Beach was covered in fish. I was told by someone from the Monterey Bay Aquarium that it was sardines and mackeral that may have been dumped by a fishing boat. The birds were going nuts. There were gulls, herons, egrets, mature and immature brown pelicans and cormorants all trying to get their fish. The Elephant Seal continued to lounge on the beach and the Harbor Seals were a little skittish with all the birds around and the Elephant Seal. On Friday morning, the beach was empty and I thought the Elephant Seal had finally gone on his way, but to my surprise he was in the water swimming. I watched him for approximately 45 minutes swimming around with 2 otters and the Harbor Seals who all kept a little distance from him. Finally, he made his way back onto the beach and claimed his throne again. Today, a second male Elephant Seal arrived on the scene….and then there were two.”

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