We usually don't cover national stories, but there's an important local angle to the killing of Osama bin Laden Sunday in Pakistan: The man in charge of finding him and coordinating the raid that brought him down is from Carmel Valley. We have the story, and two behind-closed-doors photos.
Is it possible to codify exactly how employees are supposed to act vis-a-vis the opposite sex at work? That was the task they apparently had in mind at city hall to avoid a repeat of the Rich Guillen/Jane Miller fiasco. But the answer, no matter how many lawyers you hire to pin down the definition of "sexual harassment," turned out to be, "You can't." Mary Brownfield explains why.
An 8-year-old girl on vacation in Carmel had to be helicoptered to a trauma center Wednesday after she crashed through a glass door and was severely cut. A former top official in state government is returning home and taking a job with a prominent local real estate company. The federal government is planning to sell off a nice piece of property near the coast. Caltrans workers are risking life and limb to reopen Highway 1 all the way through Big Sur. And the city manager of P.G. is in hot water over his no-holds-barred criticisms of former city employees.
But there's more: Security gates have been installed at the entrances to Pebble Beach. Cinco de Mayo is a good time to take note of the achievements of the local man who invented the frozen margarita machine. Sandy Claws is back! And my editorial relieves you of even the slightest reservations about what happened on your behalf in Abbottabad last weekend.
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