Henry Miller Library presents J. Tony Serra "Under The Persimmon Tree"

Monday, October 13, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

This event is FREE (donations appreciated.) Reserve your spot here
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/henry-miller-library-presents-j-tony-serra-under-the-persimmon-tree-tickets-13295552355

Come to the Library as we launch yet another new programming series, called Under the Persimmon Tree, featuring our inaugural speaker, world renowned defense attorney J. Tony Serra.

Serra has successfully defended Black Panther leader Huey Newton and represented individuals from groups as diverse and politically charged as the White Panthers, Hells Angels, Earth First!, and New World Liberation Front (NWLF).

Serra won the Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2003 for his successful litigation of Judi Bari against the FBI.

Tony Serra has spent his life defending society’s outcasts. His role in the Chol Soo Lee case was depicted in the film "True Believer." Tony Serra has always known how to express the poetry of the law, while fighting in the ditches and dark alleys of legal practice. He has gained national prominence for his closing argument techniques

Read more about Tony’s incredible career here.
http://www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=1584

Tony will read and contextualize three books: his "Walking the Circle – Prison Chronicles " and "The Green, Yellow, and Purple Years of a Radical Lawyer," as well as Lust for Justice – The Radical Life & Law of J. Tony Serra a book about Tony and his cases by Paulette Frankl.

Under the Persimmon Tree gathers people together to talk about the art of writing. Writers, artists, and lecturers will speak under — you guessed it — the persimmon tree on the Library deck. Topics will range from anything pertaining to the art of writing: songwriting, screenwriting, fiction, poetry, journalism, etc.

This event is by donation. Tea and coffee will be served.

Welcome!!

Henry Miller Library is located at 48603 Highway One, Big Sur, CA; 831-667-2574
We’re 1/4 miles south of Nepenthe restaurant; 25 mile south of Carmel

Posted by: Stan Russell | September 25, 2014

PAVING OPERATION NEAR CARMEL ALONG HIGHWAY 1 BEGINS MONDAY

CALTRANS
Today’s Date:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PAVING OPERATION NEAR CARMEL ALONG HIGHWAY 1 BEGINS MONDAY

MONTEREY COUNTY – A less than one mile section of Hwy. 1 from Monastery Beach to Point Lobos near Carmel will be paved with new asphalt starting on Monday, Sept. 29, Caltrans officials announced today.

Roadwork consists of one way reversing traffic control with flaggers. Work hours are from 9 am to 3 pm. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 10 minutes. Paving should be complete by Friday, Oct. 3.

NOTE: There will be electronic message boards alerting motorists.

This roadwork is being performed by the Caltrans Monterey Maintenance crews as a safety precaution to provide motorists and cyclists a safer route to travel.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll freenumber at 1-877-448-6771 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

From Henry Miller Memorial Library

Hey friends!!

Just a friendly reminder for tomorrow’s exclusive film screening. We did a test run last night and it’s INTENSE.
Tell your friends should the spirit move you! Thanks!

Sept 25 – Godfrey Reggio & Philip Glass VISITORS – Film Screening and Q&A

7:00pm – VIP Meet & Greet ($20)
Spend quality time with Philip Glass and Godfrey Reggio prior to the evening’s main event.

8:00pm "VISITORS" screening with Q&A ($50)
Philip Glass and Godfrey Reggio answer your questions and discuss the creation of their latest instant classic.

"VISITORS reveals humanity’s trancelike relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species. The film is visceral, offering the audience an experience beyond information about the moment in which we live. Comprised of only seventy-four shots, VISITORS takes viewers on a journey to the moon and back to confront them with themselves."

Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/godfrey-reggio-philip-glass-visitors-film-screening-and-qa-tickets-12125217853?aff=eorg

CALTRANS
Today’s Date:
Thursday, September 18, 2014
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALTRANS WORKERS HIT THE HIGHWAYS FOR COASTAL CLEANUP WEEK

CENTRAL COAST – Caltrans District 5 Maintenance workers are participating in Coastal Cleanup Week, an annual event to remove litter from beaches, lakes and waterways. Caltrans maintains over 12,000 structures and bridges above or alongside inland waterways that eventually flow to the ocean. Caltrans crews will work in the following areas:

· Santa Barbara County –The Santa Barbara Maintenance crew will pick up litter along U.S. Highway 101 in the Carpinteria, Goleta and Santa Barbara areas on Friday, Sept, 19. A graffiti removal effort will take place near the U.S. Highway 101 cross town area during the early morning hours on Friday, Sept, 19. Litter removal will also take place in Buellton, Las Cruces and near the Santa Ynez River. The Cuyama Maintenance crew will remove litter near the Cuyama River.

· San Luis Obispo County – The San Luis Obispo Maintenance crew will pick up litter along U.S. Highway 101 near San Luis Bay Drive to protect San Luis Obispo Creek on Thursday, Sept. 18.

· Monterey County – The Monterey Maintenance crew will pick up litter on Hwy. 1. between the Little Sur River Bridge and the Garrapata Creek Bridge on Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19.

· Santa Cruz County – The Santa Cruz Maintenance crew will pick up litter near Hwy. 1 from Shaffer Road to Davenport Landing Road on Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21.

· San Benito County – Litter removal took place earlier this week near U.S. Highway 101 and the San Benito River Bridge.

This effort is part of the “Don’t Trash California” campaign. Last year, 58,000 volunteers removed 750,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from beaches, lakes and waterways.

One way the public can help is by participating in Caltrans’ Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) Program. To become a volunteer or support the program through a paid sponsorship, call 1-866-ADOPT-A-HWY or go to: http://adopt-a-highway.dot.ca.gov <http://adopt-a-highway.dot.ca.gov/> . Currently, about 13,000 volunteers participate in the AAH Program, saving taxpayers an estimated $16 million annually in litter removal costs.

FRIENDS OF GARRAPATA
COASTAL CLEANUP DAY/PLEASE SHARE

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, September 20.
WHERE: Main gate of the Soberantes Canyon trailhead.

Friends of Garrapata (FOG), along with Save Our Shores (SOS), and Adopt-A-Highway, invite you to join 60,000 Californians as we clean our state’s roads, beaches and waterways.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Garrapata/137825936281282?sk=timeline

Years before Europeans first stepped foot in California…

Decades before Martin Luther challenged
the foundation of the Western religious tradition…

A century before Galileo claimed that the earth revolved around the sun…

…a healthy coastal redwood grew in what is now Big Sur,
approximately 36.2703° N, 121.8064° W. …

…until December 2, 2012 when it slowly, ‘glacially,’ but not
without a fight, defiantly taking down a power pole,
telephone lines and other trees with it, fell to the ground.
Since that day the tree has been carefully harvested and
the wood is gorgeous.

On Oct 5, 2014 the Henry Miller Library will
auction off one dozen of the finest pieces.
Sign-up and slab inspection will be from 1 – 4 pm. Bidding starts at 4 pm.

You will not find redwood as beautiful anywhere: the way this
particular tree grew, in a huge curve, created pressures within the
core over hundreds of years resulting in an extraordinarily rich pattern.

Proceeds from the auction will help create a sustainable financial
future for the Library, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit community arts center.

For more about the auction and detail about the wood please
visit us online at http://bigsurredwood.org, call us at 831-667-2574 or,
the best alternative, stop by in person any day 11AM – 6PM.
Thank You!

The Library website is http://www.henrymiller.org
Wine by Heller Estates | Snacks by the Big Sur Bakery

The coast redwood naturally occurs in only one place in the world:
a 450 mi strip along the Pacific Coast of North America. This strip begins
in southern Oregon and ends just south of Monterey.

FYI,

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting drivers about a new law that requires them to give bicyclists, traveling in the same direction, three feet of clearance when passing. The Three Feet for Safety Act takes effect September 16, 2014. Read the full Assembly Bill No. 1371 below.

I’d also like to remind you that the CALIFORNIA CLASSIC COAST BICYCLE RIDE MOVES THROUGH THE CENTRAL COAST BEGINNING THIS WEEKEND

CENTRAL COAST – The California Classic Coast bicycle ride will arrive on southbound Highway 1 in Santa Cruz County on Saturday Sept. 13. This ride will continue next week in the following locations:

· Hwy. 1 in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties on Sunday, Sept. 14

· Hwy. 1 near Carmel to Big Sur in Monterey County on Monday, Sept. 15.

· Hwy. 1 from Big Sur to the San Simeon State Park in San Luis Obispo County on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Assembly Bill No. 1371
CHAPTER 331
An act to amend, repeal, and add Section 21750 of, and to add Section 21760 to, the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.
[ Approved by Governor  September 23, 2013. Filed with Secretary of State  September 23, 2013. ]
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1371, Bradford. Vehicles: bicycles: passing distance.
Under existing law, a driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle or a bicycle proceeding in the same direction is required to pass to the left at a safe distance without interfering with the safe operation of the overtaken vehicle or bicycle, subject to certain limitations and exceptions. A violation of this provision is an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding $100 for a first conviction, and up to a $250 fine for a 3rd and subsequent conviction occurring within one year of 2 or more prior infractions.
This bill would enact the Three Feet for Safety Act, which would require the driver of a motor vehicle overtaking and passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction on a highway to pass in compliance with specified requirements applicable to overtaking and passing a vehicle, and to do so at a safe distance that does not interfere with the safe operation of the overtaken bicycle, having due regard for the size and speed of the motor vehicle and the bicycle, traffic conditions, weather, and the surface and width of the highway. The bill would prohibit, with specified exceptions, the driver of the motor vehicle that is overtaking or passing a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on a highway from passing at a distance of less than 3 feet between any part of the motor vehicle and any part of the bicycle or its operator. The bill would make a violation of these provisions an infraction punishable by a $35 fine. The bill would also require the imposition of a $220 fine on a driver if a collision occurs between a motor vehicle and a bicyclist causing bodily harm to the bicyclist, and the driver is found to be in violation of the above provisions. This bill would make these provisions operative on September 16, 2014.

Because this bill would create a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

DIGEST KEY
Vote: majority Appropriation: no Fiscal Committee: yes Local Program: yes

BILL TEXT
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.
Section 21750 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
21750.
(a) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle or a bicycle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left at a safe distance without interfering with the safe operation of the overtaken vehicle or bicycle, subject to the limitations and exceptions set forth in this article.
(b) This section shall become inoperative on September 16, 2014, and, as of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2015, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

SEC. 2.
Section 21750 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:
21750.
(a) The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left at a safe distance without interfering with the safe operation of the overtaken vehicle, subject to the limitations and exceptions set forth in this article.
(b) This section shall become operative on September 16, 2014.

SEC. 3.
Section 21760 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:
21760.
(a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Three Feet for Safety Act.
(b) The driver of a motor vehicle overtaking and passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction on a highway shall pass in compliance with the requirements of this article applicable to overtaking and passing a vehicle, and shall do so at a safe distance that does not interfere with the safe operation of the overtaken bicycle, having due regard for the size and speed of the motor vehicle and the bicycle, traffic conditions, weather, visibility, and the surface and width of the highway.
(c) A driver of a motor vehicle shall not overtake or pass a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on a highway at a distance of less than three feet between any part of the motor vehicle and any part of the bicycle or its operator.
(d) If the driver of a motor vehicle is unable to comply with subdivision (c), due to traffic or roadway conditions, the driver shall slow to a speed that is reasonable and prudent, and may pass only when doing so would not endanger the safety of the operator of the bicycle, taking into account the size and speed of the motor vehicle and bicycle, traffic conditions, weather, visibility, and surface and width of the highway.
(e) (1) A violation of subdivision (b), (c), or (d) is an infraction punishable by a fine of thirty-five dollars ($35).
(2) If a collision occurs between a motor vehicle and a bicycle causing bodily injury to the operator of the bicycle, and the driver of the motor vehicle is found to be in violation of subdivision (b), (c), or (d), a two-hundred-twenty-dollar ($220) fine shall be imposed on that driver.
(f) This section shall become operative on September 16, 2014.

SEC. 4.
No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.

Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Wild & Scenic Film Festival Saturday, September 13th
Celebrate 50 years of wilderness with fantastic films about wild things and wild places, guaranteed to inspire you to get out and give back! This third annual screening by the Ventana Wilderness Alliance features a raffle of great prizes from national and local sponsors, special guest speakers, and Master of Ceremonies, film and television actor Adam Scott.
http://goldenstatetheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=10

Ticket Information
Saturday September 13th, 2014 at 7PM at the Golden State Theater
http://goldenstatetheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=10 in Monterey, CA

$15 Advance Ticket Only
http://goldenstatetheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=10

$25 One-Year VWA Membership (Includes 2 Advance Tickets)
http://goldenstatetheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=10

$20 Ticket at the Door (While Supplies Last)

Buy Your Tickets Here!
http://goldenstatetheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=10

See more at:
http://www.ventanawild.org/#sthash.cOlwTKFh.dpuf

You’ll want to be sure to bring a few bucks for raffle tickets ($5 each or 5 for $20,) as local sponsors have generously donated some truly excellent prizes.

For instance-
Gift certificate to Synergy Organic Clothing
https://www.facebook.com/synergyorganicclothing ,

Men’s & women’s outerwear from PatagoniaSantaCruzOutlet
https://www.facebook.com/PatagoniaSantaCruz ,

Day pack, trekking poles & binoculars courtesy of REI
https://www.facebook.com/REI ,

Custom WSFF stainless steel water bottles from Klean Kanteen
https://www.facebook.com/kleankanteen,

Hiking guide book & 5 State Park day passes from California State Parks Foundation
https://www.facebook.com/calparks,

Books from Fulcrum Publishing
https://www.facebook.com/FulcrumBooks ,

iPad commuter bag from TOM BIHN
https://www.facebook.com/TOMBIHN ,

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
https://www.facebook.com/50thAnniversaryOfTheWildernessAct

Commemorative poster by artist Monty Dolack, framed by Frame circus picture framing
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frame-circus-picture-framing/437633849666311

A gorgeous painting of 3 orchid species native to the Santa Lucia Range, donated by local artist Julie Himes! One luck raffle winner will take it home this Saturday!

Plus more to come!

http://www.ventanawild.org/component/content/article/94-hr4040/47-welcome.html
https://www.facebook.com/ventanawild

Ventana Wilderness Alliance is a grass-roots organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, and restore the wilderness qualities and biodiversity of the public lands within California’s northern Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur coast. All proceeds support conservation in the Big Sur backcountry; VWA Trail Crew, Volunteer Wilderness Rangers, Youth in Wilderness Program.

THE FILMS

SET 1

VWA Presents: A Tribute to the Wilderness Act
This 50th anniversary tribute establishes a context and emphasizes the ongoing relevance of the guiding legislation protecting millions of acres of America’s wild heritage. This locally produced film features commentary from Monterey Bay area wilderness advocates. (USA, 2014, 9 min)

A Life Well-Lived
Legendary Mountaineer Jim Whittaker talks risk, beauty, and adventure on the 50th anniversary of his historic summit of Mount Everest. (USA, 2013, 4 min)

Raptor Blues
This musical clay-mation piece explains the dangerous effects of rodenticides in a way that everyone can understand. (USA, 2013, 2 min)

Right Now: Living With Mountain Lions
This music video shines a light on public apathy towards mountain lions. It challenges us to consider and respect the wild animals around us as we all go about our daily lives. (USA, 2013, 5 min)

From the Ground to the Clouds
Fifty years ago Jane Goodall set out to study the wild chimpanzees of Tanzania with a pair of second-hand binoculars, some pencils and a notebook. Now her team uses mobile devices, satellite imagery and cloud-based mapping technologies to create a comprehensive picture of the conservation challenges in the Congo Basin. This transformational approach to habitat conservation is part of a global effort to monitor natural resources, and is giving hope to the survival of endangered chimpanzee populations. (Tanzania, 2013, 8 min)

Buffalo Wild
This music video based on a poem by John Trudell takes viewers on the historical, often tragic path America’s bison have traveled. (USA, 2013, 4 min)

Sacred Headwaters
Shared birthplace of three salmon rivers in Northern Canada, the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, and home to an incredible ecosystem of large mammals, the Sacred Headwaters is at risk of losing all that makes it sacred. (Canada, 2012, 4 min)

Backyard
Backyard tells the stories of five people in four states, all with very different backgrounds and perspectives, at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them. Despite their disparities, unnerving similarities emerge from shared experiences with the massive unseen “industry.” (USA, 2013, 27 min)

This 50th anniversary tribute establishes a context and emphasizes the ongoing relevance of the guiding legislation protecting millions of acres of America’s wild heritage. This locally produced film features commentary from Monterey Bay area wilderness advocates. (USA, 2014, 9 min)

A Life Well-Lived
Legendary Mountaineer Jim Whittaker talks risk, beauty, and adventure on the 50th anniversary of his historic summit of Mount Everest. (USA, 2013, 4 min)

Raptor Blues
This musical clay-mation piece explains the dangerous effects of rodenticides in a way that everyone can understand. (USA, 2013, 2 min)

Right Now: Living With Mountain Lions
This music video shines a light on public apathy towards mountain lions. It challenges us to consider and respect the wild animals around us as we all go about our daily lives. (USA, 2013, 5 min)

From the Ground to the Clouds
Fifty years ago Jane Goodall set out to study the wild chimpanzees of Tanzania with a pair of second-hand binoculars, some pencils and a notebook. Now her team uses mobile devices, satellite imagery and cloud-based mapping technologies to create a comprehensive picture of the conservation challenges in the Congo Basin. This transformational approach to habitat conservation is part of a global effort to monitor natural resources, and is giving hope to the survival of endangered chimpanzee populations. (Tanzania, 2013, 8 min)

Buffalo Wild
This music video based on a poem by John Trudell takes viewers on the historical, often tragic path America’s bison have traveled. (USA, 2013, 4 min)

Sacred Headwaters
Shared birthplace of three salmon rivers in Northern Canada, the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, and home to an incredible ecosystem of large mammals, the Sacred Headwaters is at risk of losing all that makes it sacred. (Canada, 2012, 4 min)

Backyard
Backyard tells the stories of five people in four states, all with very different backgrounds and perspectives, at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them. Despite their disparities, unnerving similarities emerge from shared experiences with the massive unseen “industry.” (USA, 2013, 27 min)

SET 2

VWA Presents: Mike Heard, USFS Individual Volunteer of the Year
In 2007, Ventana Wilderness Alliance Trail Crew volunteer Mike Heard took on a massive project to restore nearly twenty miles of backcountry trails encircling Cone Peak, the steepest coastal rise between Alaska and Patagonia. After spending six years facing challenging logistics, developing critical partnerships and donating thousands of hours of hard labor, Mike was selected as national Volunteer of the Year by the US Forest Service. This portrait of altruism on public lands will inspire volunteers of every stripe. (USA, 2014, 11 min)

El Campo es Vida
Javier Vera is a third generation gaucho living in Patagonia, Chile- a region significantly damaged by the agricultural abuses of previous generations. While maintaining a traditional lifestyle, Javier is one of many local young people working in conservation-based tourism initiatives across Patagonia that are serving as new models for protecting the region’s wild lands. (USA, 2013, 10 min)

Paramos
At 2,640 meters, Bogotá, capitol city of Colombia, is home to more than eight million people who depend on the surrounding mountain-top “Paramos” for water. This ecosystem is now threatened by mining, ranching and large-scale agriculture, and millions could suffer if it is not conserved. (Colombia, 2012, 8 min)

Gregg Treinisch: a MoveShake Story
National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year Gregg Treinish combined his passion for adventure, his background in wildlife biology and “three seconds of courage” to found Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. A year of unpaid work and complete dedication was followed by a wave of support that continues to grow. (USA, 2013, 15 min)

Elk Grass
This haunting animation floats dreamily around lonely Elk Mountain, capturing the serenity and solitude accessible only in wild nature. (USA, 2013, 2 min)

Posted by: Stan Russell | September 10, 2014

The 2014 Movie Finale Reprise!

From Henry Miller Memorial Library

The 2014 Movie Finale Reprise!

Did you miss the Finale on Sunday, August 31? Do not fret. By popular demand, for those who missed it the first time, we are doing a reprise of the Gala Finale:

Friday, September 12 @ 7.30 PM!

We received over 1,000 films from over 50 countries this year. (Our ninth year!)
Tonight we screen the BEST OF THE BEST as selected by our jury (which includes Kirsten Dunst, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, etc.)

Note: doors at 7.30 pm.

Below is a list of the films that we screened in 2014. The best 4 or 5 of these will be shown at the event!

Remnants – USA
Baghdad Messi – Belgium/Iraq
Zela Trovke – Holland/Spain
Ekanth – India
Sonuncu – Azerbaijan
Love Love Love – Russia
Armen – Norway
Made Bed – USA
All Hallow’s Week – Finland
Sticky – Australia
A Fish Called Keith – UK
Fool’s Day – USA
Check Please – Norway
The Toll – USA
Exchange & Mart – UK
Hikari – Japan
Snow – Norway
Foad – Morocco
Videoboy – Norway
Misterio – Spain
Ja Vi Elsker – Norway
Brooklyn Farmer – USA
Money Back Please – Sweden
La Carnada – USA
Tundra Cowboy – Canada/Sweden
Short is Better – France
Godka Cirka – Somalia
Moments – UK
The Animals I Killed Last Summer – Sweden
Fear Of Flying – New Zealand
La Ragazza e la Gondola – Italy/USA
The most urgent longings of Eleonore Schwarz – Germany
Incident – USA
Una Hora Un Paso – Spain
Broken Heart Syndrome – USA
The Old Man and The Mountain Lion – USA
Lomax – USA
Short Is Better – France
The Hero Pose – USA
Burger – Norway
Me + Her – USA
The Theft – Iran
23 Weeks & 6 Days – USA
Elvis: The Lonely Hunter of Circle Beach – USA
Made Bed – USA
Helium – Denmark
Yearbook – USA
INCIDENT – USA
Videoboy – Norway
Faster – USA
Verbatim – USA

FRIDAY NIGHT!
7.30 – 8.00 PM
House Music and Meet and Greet time.

8.00 – 10.30 PM
The Gala Film Finale and some surprises!

Best Popcorn in the World plus good
Coffee and Teas!

Please let your friends, neighbors and guests know!

2015 will be our 10th year!

http://www.henrymiller.org

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Big Sur Food & Wine Festival
Toby@bigsurfoodandwine.org
831-667-0800

September 8th, 2014

Year Six for Big Sur Food & Wine Festival 2014

The Big Sur Food & Wine Festival celebrates its sixth year November 6-9, 2014.

Possibly the “longest” food and wine festival in the country, this small but unique festival has recently been recognized by Trip Advisor as “One of the Top Ten Food and Wine Festivals in the U.S.” states founder and president, Toby Rowland Jones. “And longest, we mean in distance…from the Carmel Highlands to almost the county border some 60 miles away at TreeBones Resort, we cover a lot of ground!”

The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival promises an impressive line-up of chefs and wineries for an event that is again committed to donate a portion of its revenue for local Big Sur nonprofits. To date, the Festival has brought international recognition to Big Sur as a culinary destination, and raised over $100,000 for the community in the areas of Health, Safety, Education, and the Arts.

Thursday’s opening night "Gateway to Big Sur", held at the iconic Hyatt Carmel Highlands, promises delectable preparations from 20+ chefs along with great selections from 40 top-flight wineries. Friday through Sunday events held in the “heart” of Big Sur, include Wine and Swine, Hiking with Stemware™, Magical Mystery Tours, and wine maker dinners at local eateries, and that’s not the half of it! Saturday’s Auction Lunch pairs chefs from Cachagua General Store, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, and Dosa, (to name a few) with wines from Louis Roederer, Gonet-Medeville, Copain, Crocker and Starr, and Chateau Les Justices. This is always a fun-filled event offering exquisite and sometimes rare, auction items. Sunday’s Grand Public Tasting, always an epic close to the festival, will be held at the tree- lined, Pfeiffer State Park under the Big Tent.

“Be sure to check our website for the entire schedule of events, as you will want to enjoy most with your closest friends!” encourages Rowland-Jones.

Joining the committee this year as General Event Coordinator “The Alchemist” Kelli Foy of Foy Events who has helped put together a schedule of events that will compliment everyone’s palette.

Aengus Wagner, Vice President of the Festival, along with Matt Peterson, Wine Coordinator, have been busy inviting select chefs and wineries for this special weekend: “As has been our tradition, we always invite our chef friends and winemakers we know, appreciate and love, and we promise to have another great list this year.” On the culinary roster this year are the likes of Jerry Regester of the Preserve in Carmel Valley, Brian Overhauser of Cuvaison, David Lawrence of 1300 on Fillmore and Dyon Foster of Hahn Estate Winery and the list goes on! Each participating chef will be highlighted on the Festival’s Facebook page.

Rowland Jones comments on the local and international draw of the Festival: “Big Sur has really become a culinary destination for food and wine aficionados. Last year we sold out in record time. Our guests become our friends and plan their visits to the majestic Big Sur coast to come to play with us again each year. We are always delighted to meet new international guests, who may have never visited California but plan their trip her just to attend the BSF&W Festival.”

Many thanks to our current list of sponsors for Big Sur Food & Wine Festival 2014:
LandRover, Hahn Estate Winery, Firestone Walker Brewery, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Henry Miller Library, Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company, The PinPoint Show, OutsidetheBox Media. Sponsor opportunities are still available.

The 2014 Big Sur Food & Wine Festival takes place in the Carmel Highlands and throughout Big Sur from Thursday, November 6 through Sunday, November 9. Information on tickets to all events can be found at http://www.bigsurfoodandwine.org . Or for more details or specific questions, please call 831-667-0800.

CALTRANS
Today’s Date:
Thursday, September 4, 2014
District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11th ANNUAL BEST BUDDIES CHALLENGE BICYCLE RIDE COMES TO THE CENTRAL COAST THIS SATURDAY


CENTRAL COAST
–The 11th Annual Best Buddies Challenge bicycle ride will take place on Highway 1 beginning in Carmel in Monterey County and ending in San Simeon in San Luis Obispo County on Saturday, September 6.

Traffic control for this ride will begin at 6 am and consists of rolling closures by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). In addition, Electronic Message Boards will be posted alerting motorists to ‘Share the Road’ with cyclists. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 15 minutes.

This bike ride will begin at 7 am at Carmel Valley Road in Carmel. All riders will be off the road by 4 pm on San Simeon Road near Hearst Castle in San Simeon.

Caltrans reminds motorists to be aware of these cyclists and any support vehicles. For more information regarding this event, please visit the Best Buddies Challenge website at: http://bestbuddieschallenge.org/hc/

For traffic updates on other state highways on the Central Coast motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm

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