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BEST OF THE CARMEL POLICE LOG… Officers responded to the possible burglary to a residence, but quickly determined that an animal—possibly a squirrel—likely caused interior damage. Nothing was taken. Claw/teeth marks were present. Animal possibly entered through the chimney. A deceased squirrel was located inside the residence. SHORTCUTS CARMEL CONFIDENTIAL Redesigned Bernardus Lodge & Spa Wins Awards C alifornia State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) will welcome former NAACP di- rector Ben Jealous as this year's keynote commence- ment speaker in May. Jealous, a Monterey Peninsula native, was just 35 years old when he was named national executive for the NAACP. The Columbia University and University of Oxford graduate was the youngest leader in the organization's history, addressing voting rights, early childhood education, health care and gun law reform during his tenure. Jealous, who now works as a sen- ior partner at Kapor Capital and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from CSUMB this spring, as well. A CSUMB Doctor of Humane Letters degree will also be awarded to Sylvia Panetta, co-chair and CEO of the Marina-based Panetta Institute for Public Policy. In addition to presenting an annual lecture series that features nationally known leaders, the institute encourages civic involvement among young people. Panetta's organization sponsors Congres- sional internship oppor tunities for college students, coordinates the Monterey County Reads program and oversees other student leadership and re- search programs. CSUMB Recognizes Ben Jealous and Sylvia Panetta F ollowing a multi-million dollar renova- tion unveiled last spring, Bernardus Lodge & Spa has earned Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star awards for the Lodge, The Spa at Bernardus Lodge and the property's signa- ture culinary venue, Lucia Restaurant & Bar. Originally opened in 1999, the resort occupies 28 scenic Carmel Valley acres. Refreshed guest rooms incorporate natural wood, stone and marble, plus custom fur- nishings, two-person soaking tubs and access to the property's gardens and vine- yards. Lucia Restaurant & Bar, led by Chef Cal Stamenov, sources local ingredients and boasts a 25,000-bottle wine cellar. "We take great pride in providing our guests with an authentic wine country experience in one of the most vibrant cor- ners of the world," said Sean Damery, vice president and general manager of Bernardus Lodge & Spa, in a statement announcing the awards. "We are proud to be recognized by Forbes as one of the most exceptional resor ts, not only in California, but worldwide. This designation is a testament to the genuine Carmel Valley hospitality of our associates." In June, Bernardus Lodge & Spa will introduce 14 spacious new luxury suites and villas outfitted with French doors, dou- Luxury hits a high note at the new villas and suites at Bernardus Lodge with handcrafted copper soaking tubs for two and alfresco showers in a vineyard setting. Photo: Bernardus Lodge 48 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 Photos: Kelli Uldall

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