November 18 - 24, 2011
The development was shocking: After weeks of controversy about a county official's alleged conflict of interest in the approval of new water project, the district attorney's office announced this week it was charging him with 33 felonies. Kelly Nix reports.
To prevent flooding, county bulldozers cut a channel between the Carmel River Lagoon and the sea Wednesday -- and this time, as Chris Counts reports, the work was actually done with a permit.
The new owners of La Playa Hotel's historic cottages are getting a quick lesson in how to be innkeepers. Mary Schley has that one.
A notorious Pebble Beach rapist got six years added to his sentence Tuesday, and also gave up his right to appeal. Mary Schley reports that story, too.
Monterey County's latest state park is a vast undiscovered treasure. Two of Carmel's most prominent citizens passed away Saturday. My editorial urges everyone, regardless of what Steve Collins may or may not have done, not to be distracted from the overriding goal of getting an adequate water supply. Because of limitations at the printing plant that produces our dead-tree edition, the page layout is a bit different in our Main News section this week, so don't be shocked, and be sure to stick with it all the way to page 36A. And if you want to know why today's California Supreme Court decision on Prop 8 was a foregone conclusion, be sure to visit my hot Internet links.
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