April 6 - 12, 2012
Dear Readers,With election day just over the horizon, one candidate has emerged as the surprising leader in fundraising. And while the hopefuls battle it out for mayor and city council, they've also agreed to participate in a community election night party at Sunset Center ... and you're all invited! Mary Schley has the details.
Local political leaders who've battled the coastal commission over the years, and those who've embraced it, react to the death Sunday of longtime executive director Peter Douglas Sunday. Their comments are very interesting, and Kelly Nix has them.
This week's city council meeting was the final one for mayor Sue McCloud, who's served a record-breaking 12 years, and topic number one was a classic Carmel conundrum: Replace trashcans, or a fund habitat project for middle schoolers? Mary has that one, too.
La Playa hotel's new owners announced a new GM this week, and a re-opening date (approximate) for the hotel after an extensive remodel. California American Water may try to get a county ordinance requiring public ownership of desal plants reversed, even as several local community groups petition for public money to finance their involvement in discussions over a new water supply. A man who pled guilty to running a local Ponzi scheme was sentenced this week to eight years in federal prison. My editorial asks you not to vote unless you know what you're voting on. And if you're open to the idea of loving the chlorine in your tap water, hot Internet links.
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