May 25 - 31, 2012
Former county water director Steve Collins says he's innocent of conflict of interest charges over a new water supply, and alleges county supervisors are actually responsible for his troubles. And now he's filed a $25 million-plus lawsuit against them to prove it. Joe Livernois has the scoop.
Supervisor Dave Potter is facing his strongest reelection challenge in years, but he's collected some powerful endorsements to help counter it. Kelly Nix has that one.
Is it possible Pacific Grove officials rebuffed a woman's attempts to open a store in town because she's black? That's what a new lawsuit claims. Kelly reports that one, too.
Bills are piling up to a ridiculous extent over the failed regional desal plant. A man has been extradited from Mexico after being accused of inducing Peninsula residents to invest in a phony gold and silver mine scheme. Suddenly there's unprecedented interest in signing up for city boards and commissions. Joe Livernois' column takes you to a place where the H2O never seems to be in short supply, and has the ugly lawn fountains to prove it. My editorial sums up the nation's ridiculous immigration dilemma, and takes a look at a private enterprise solution to one part of it. And if you're interested in why some people, despite their bizarre transgressions, are given a free pass by the big city media, be sure to check out my my hot Internet links.
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