A surfer who drowned after hitting his neck on a sandbar off Carmel Beach Saturday was clinically dead when he was pulled from the water by two teenagers. But thanks to their efforts and the heroism of bystanders on the beach, the man was revived and is on the road to recovery. Mary Brownfield has the dramatic story.
Opposition from neighbors who said it was too much development and from county planning commissioners who said it wasn't enough may have sunk a plan to build 46 condos on the outskirts of town. Chris Counts reports.
A twenty-something Monterey woman who was struck in the forehead while attending a rock concert by one of her favorite bands has sued the band, the lead singer, the concert venue and the maker of the can of energy drink that hit her. Kelly Nix has that one.
A stolen painting has an artist saying, "It's nice to be appreciated," but also, "I want my painting back." The son of the Monterey County sheriff was busted for drugs Tuesday at the sheriff's house by his own department. And the group calling again for a public takeover of Cal Am Water has finally gotten the hearing in front of the water board it's been seeking.
More fascinating local news: Farmers markets have figured out how to get more business from recipients of food stamps and other government aid programs. When you're driving down Highway 1 along Monterey Bay, Caltrans will soon be watching you. Burglars hit the same Pebble Beach home twice in 24 hours. The Stanley Cup is coming to Pebble Beach for Independence Day. And my editorial explains when a conflict of interest is actually a conflict of interest, and when it's just a phony excuse to disqualify somebody you don't happen to agree with.
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