January 27 - February 2, 2012
One of Carmel's most famous stores — but apparently not one of its most successful — abruptly shut down Sunday. Brinton's had been in business since 1961, but may now be preparing to file for bankruptcy. Chris Counts reports.
A man who was sharpening chisels in his garage let sparks shower onto sawdust Monday morning, firefighters say. His house burned down. Mary Schley has that one.
Maybe you'll say, "What else is new?" but we still have to report that a rockslide closed Highway 1 through Big Sur during last weekend's storms. Chris reports how long the closure is likely to last.
Congressman Sam Farr is getting involved in the controversy over some lights installed at a local federal office building. Will he be able to get them removed? Kelly Nix reports.
The Pebble Beach Company's plan to develop new hotel rooms and homesites but not a golf course took another giant step forward Tuesday. Two noteworthy Monterey Peninsula citizens passed away this week, and we have extensive obits about their remarkable lives. Despite contrary predictions from opponents, there's been no chaos outside a Pacific Grove restaurant that's been allowed to stay open late. My editorial explains why the "locavore" movement would be a big step backwards in human progress. And if you want to see the latest example of how some people think women should be treated like helpless children, be sure to visit my hot Internet links.
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