October 21 - 27, 2011
It may seem like a ridiculous waste of time, but three California appellate judges listened intently to arguments from the city and historic preservationists Thursday in Salinas whether the people of Carmel can sell an old house they've owned since 1972. Mary Schley has the details.
A last-minute entry by Carmel High's former principal has scrambled the school board race. Mary also has that one. Speaking of scrambling: A letter to the editor from four present and former school board members asks voters not to re-elect an 18-year incumbent.
The much-anticipated world premiere of Clint Eastwood's latest movie, "J. Edgar," was cut short Friday when the projector at Sunset Center shut down. Chris Counts has the story, including what Eastwood thought of the unfortunate incident.
In an effort to save the regional desal project, Marina Coast and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District are talking partnership. Meanwhile, things are heating up in the Nov. 8 election for two water board seats. Kelly Nix has those stories.
Cal Am and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation are both losing their bosses. "Occupy" protesters hit Pebble Beach Monday ... sort of. The controversy over brush clearance in Big Sur, which pits homeowners and firefighters against environmentalists, is at another tipping point. If you believe in ghosts, there's a Halloween tour of the Pt. Sur Lightstation you won't want to miss. My editorial pleads for an end to the frivolous and expensive Flanders Mansion controversy. And if you want to know what the New York Times did this week to qualify as an "idiot" newspaper, be sure to visit my hot Internet links.
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