October 7 - 13, 2011
Have you ever been to Carmel Beach and wished for a place to relieve yourself that wasn't a nasty porta-pottie? Then you'll be glad to know the city council approved a plan this week to build a very nice, and expensive, permanent restroom at the foot of Santa Lucia Avenue. Mary Schley reports.
Is the idea that alternate water supplies would be much cheaper than the regional desal plant just a pipe dream? Unfortunately, the answer is, "Yes," according to a study released by Cal Am this week. Kelly Nix has that one.
A collision between a dog and a hiker at Garland Park has resulted in -- what else? -- a lawsuit. Kelly also has that one.
Meanwhile, a new trail linking Carmel Valley to Palo Corona Regional Park has opened. And Caltrans is making big progress on a new bridge to help keep Highway 1 open through Big Sur. Chris Counts has both those stories.
Opponents of a condo project proposed for the site of the former Carmel convalescent hospital say they've discovered a surefire way to stop the plan. Homes right next door to each other were burgled last week. The Carmel Art and Film Festival this weekend promises some major Hollywood star power along with its offering of a wide variety of film entertainment and enlightenment. Our real estate section includes a special section, In Your Dreams, with outstanding features about unique Carmel-area homes. My editorial urges the governor to reduce extremism in state politics by signing one of the bills on his desk. And if you want to know why The Pine Cone is indebted to Steve Jobs, be sure to visit my hot Internet links.
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