September 30 - October 6, 2011
The drunken daredevil who parachuted off Bixby Bridge last December, and whose video of the stunt made him a YouTube star, has been convicted of a felony — but not for the illegal jump. It was the nasty threats he made to a CHP officer after he was arrested that landed him in big trouble. Kelly Nix reports.
Ambitious plans for a regional desal plant have become so uncertain, Cal Am has been studying alternatives. But is it possible a collection of small projects could supply the water the Monterey Peninsula needs? Kelly also has that one.
Speaking of precious water: A main break at The Pebble Beach Lodge spilled 300,000 gallons and caused a major disruption Wednesday night. Mary Schley has the details.
The owners of the upscale clothing store Pacific Tweed, which went bankrupt and closed last summer, have been sued by The Crossroads for not paying their rent. A faulty fireplace in the Carmel Highlands burned a guest house and threatened a main house Sunday. A charging station for electric vehicles has opened next to Sunset Center. A Nobel Prize-winning economist who lives in town told the city council it should find a cheaper way to provide pensions to municipal employees. My editorial asks and answers the question: Has the state government lost its mind? And if you want to know why everything depends on the success of the private economy, be sure to visit my hot Internet links.
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