December 16 - 22, 2011
One of the Monterey Peninsula's longest-running controversies is apparently nearing a conclusion with the county's approval this week of the Pebble Beach Co.'s latest development plan. And the remarkable thing is, even the most ardent local activists, and the head of the coastal commission, are in favor of it. Kelly Nix reports.
A restaurant that's very popular with local movers and shakers got a Volvo through its side window Monday. The picture is awesome! Mary Brownfield has that one.
The dog that went missing after being thrown from a car in Monterey has been found -- with a serious eye injury and other problems. But he's going to recover, say SPCA workers. Kelly has the troubling, yet inspiring, story.
A rancher and dairy farmer are being credited by conservationists for their unheralded contributions toward the recovery of California's condor population. Chris Counts has the surprising details.
A group of neigborhood children who like to ride their bicycles to River School every day are running into trouble with a neighbor who thinks they're blocking the road. Pebble Beach will get a big new water tank to help prevent a repeat of the devastating 1987 Huckleberry Hill fire. Local volunteers are studying ways to provide funding to keep state parks open. My editorial explains why federal officials spend freely, but as soon as they become local officials they start pinching pennies. And if you want to know what I thought of the London Occupy protest, which I visited last weekend, be sure to visit my hot Internet links.
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