June 8 - 14, 2012
Dear Readers,There are weeks with lots of news, and then there are weeks with lots and lots of news ....
While the results of this week's contests for Monterey County supervisor weren't much of a surprise -- Jane Parker won handily, while Dave Potter won but faces a runoff -- how they came about certainly was: A local environmental group used its $600,000 payoff after a dispute four years ago over a North County subdivision to help determine the outcome. Kelly Nix has the story.
The coach of an under-9 soccer team was brutally assaulted late last month by the dad of one of his players who was upset that the coach made the little boy cry, the sheriff's office says. Mary Schley has that one.
Objections to the water district's proposed user fee have been pouring in to a local taxpayers' group. Kelly also has that one.
A woman who was suicidally despondent tried to get Carmel police officers to kill her last weekend. The city council gave preliminary approval Tuesday night to a ban on plastic shopping bags. Widening Highway 156 to four lanes and paying for the work by charging tolls to drive on the new road has gotten a favorable look from city officials. Daily service between Monterey and San Diego was launched by Alaska Airlines Monday evening. A woman who vehemently objected to plans for a new house next door had her appeal turned aside by the city council. My editorial takes a look at yet another way CEQA is making things difficult for everybody but environmental activists. And if you want to know why Governor Jerry Brown agrees with me, be sure to check out my be sure to check out my hot Internet links.
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