November 25 - December 1, 2011
For the first time in anyone's memory, a write-in candidate won an important election. It happened Tuesday, when former Carmel High principal Karl Pallastrini snagged a seat on the school board without being an official candidate. Mary Schley has the details.
Abandoned ammunition bunkers buried in sand dunes on the former Fort Ord turned out to hold a surprising local treasure this week. Chris Counts found it, and he tells why it's significant.
A Jack's Peak home burned to the ground Monday after a fire proved difficult to fight, thanks to a long, difficult driveway and the fact that no hydrant was nearby. Mary reports that one, too.
An important Big Sur performance venue may be out of business because county officials say it can't handle the crowds it's been drawing. Chris explains what the problem is.
Thanks to recent rains, steelhead trout rescued from the receding Carmel River last summer are being returned to the river. Kelly Nix reports.
A new lawsuit has been filed over E. coli contamination of Salinas Valley lettuce. A Carmel Valley woman was very surprised to wake up and find a neighbor in her house allegedly stealing her jewelry. A major obstacle to keeping Highway 1 open through Big Sur is finally about to be removed, or should I say bridged? My editorial offers some perspective on the national health care debate. To help you get your holiday shopping started without having to stoop to participating in the Black Friday craziness, we have a special section with lots of gift suggestions from local merchants. And if you want to read one of the most heartwarming Thanksgiving stories ever, be sure to visit my hot Internet links.
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