December 30, 2011 - January 5, 2012
The well known local doctor arrested Dec. 16 for possession of cocaine offered the results of a drug test as a public defense this week -- even though the charge against him is having cocaine in his pocket, not in his blood. And several of his patients have come forward to point out that Dr. Gregory Tapson's former partner was Carl Bergstrom, whose in-office cocaine use was a notorious sideshow to his rape conviction. We have a report.
A bank vice president led cops on a high-speed chase on Carmel Valley Road after being pulled over for DUI last week. What the heck? Mary Schley has that one.
Tiffany & Co. got a discrimination suit over alleged outrageous behavior at the Carmel store moved to federal court. Can the accusations in the suit even remotely be true? Kelly Nix has that one.
A prominent local attorney has left one firm that was named for him and started another one. Monarch butterflies at a local sanctuary are being killed by something mysterious. Carmel tasting rooms are more accessible than ever, thanks to a new passport. Local nightspots offer a plethora of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve, while local parks offer equally plentiful ways to recover the next day. My editorial explains why it's counterproductive to steal our newspapers. And if you want to know why some religious groups are called "extremists" by the big city media, while others are given a free pass, be sure to visit my hot Internet links.
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