August 19-25, 2011
This is one of those weeks when we're all glad we live on the Monterey Peninsula, with the fabulous classic car events, the happy crowds and the cool summer weather. But there's also plenty of important news to keep track of, so without further ado ...
A Pebble Beach family has filed a lawsuit challenging the very essence of the water district's far-reaching rules and permit fees that restrict how much water you can use, and says coming to your home to count your toilets and sinks is an unconstitutional invasion of privacy. Kelly Nix has the details.
A star of Carmel High's 2010 football team is dead after a rollover accident on Tassajara Road last Friday police say was caused because the teenaged driver was drunk and high. Mary Schley has that story.
A caregiver accused of stealing almost all of an elderly client's wealth has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit. Kelly has that one, too.
The old bank building that was the subject of a ten-year controversy over a proposed condo project has been sold. Point Lobos Ranch may get a new form of recreation that involves zipping through the sky. The coastal commission decided not to approve a test well for the proposed desal plant, even as Cal Am is upping the ante to try to get it going. Speaking of car events, we have a photo essay about the week's kickoff celebrations, and an extensive special section that includes a complete guide to the upcoming mega events. My editorial shows how a recent appellate court decision finally explains what Obamacare would mean, and why it might not be constitutional. And if you want to see a couple of examples of the kind of embarrassing mistakes newspapers can make, be sure to check out my hot Internet links.
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