If you follow local land-use issues, you know that it's usually a slam dunk for environmentalists to have their way in court. But the would-be developer of a beachfront hotel in Sand City has somehow won again over a Sierra Club lawsuit. After almost 20 years of trying, will he ever actually get to build? Kelly Nix reports.
Most governments are trying to shed employees and cut payroll, but Carmel is thinking of adding employees to maintain the city's first-rate ambulance service. Mary Brownfield explains why.
A DLI professor has been hit with multiple felony charges for allegedly trying to rape his wife and assault his son. Kelly also has that one.
Two baby owls were rendered homeless and nearly orphaned when their nest was cut down last week. The solution? A laundry basket nailed to a nearby tree. An 80-year-old ordinance to protect Monarch butterflies may have been enacted to protect them from John Steinbeck's best friend. There was nothing plain about the scenery captured Thursday by artists competing in this weekend's Carmel Art Fest. Two French tourists got lost in the back country of Big Sur last week and had to be rescued in the middle of the night. A major flower show comes to Sunset Center Friday. And if your ambition is to make $4 million a year, my editorial explains how to do it.
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