November 11 - 17, 2011
Would you want to live in a home that was the scene of a notorious double murder? That's the question prospective buyers of a Carmel Valley residence had to face, and last week, for two locals, the answer turned out to be, "Why not?" Chris Counts reports.
The Monterey County Herald didn't waste any time laying off employees as part of its plan to outsource ad design work to India. Kelly Nix has that one.
The results of Tuesday's water board election could mean a change in the board's longstanding antipathy toward developing new water supplies. Kelly Nix has that story, too. Meanwhile, we also have the latest results of the Carmel school board race, which come with a caveat: Karl Pallastrini's write-in votes haven't been counted yet.
Bank robbers wearing Halloween masks hit a local Chase branch Wednesday. So far, they've gotten away with it. Mary Schley has the details. She also reports about a devastating fire that hit a Carmel Valley mansion Sunday night. Firefighters faced numerous obstacles trying to put it out, including the fact that the home was so elaborately built.
With more rain in the forecast, construction of a ramp for bulldozers to Carmel River State Beach may have been just in time. The man who jumped off Bixby Bridge and threatened a sheriff's deputy after being arrested for the stunt was sentenced to significant jail time. Butterflies are turning up in surprisingly large numbers at a local Monarch sanctuary. My editorials take a hopeful look at the water board election results, and ask whether it's possible newspapers will one day stop being so hypocritical. And if you want to know why union bosses sometimes achieve the exact opposite of what they claim to want, be sure to visit my hot Internet links.
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