August 3 - 9, 2012
Dear Readers,The City of Carmel thinks it's found a way to alleviate some of its crushing pension debt: Pay it off by selling municipal bonds. Mary Schley has that story.
Community Hospital says, for all the colossal new subsidies from the federal government expected under Obamacare, patients who have their own insurance and pay their own way can't expect any savings. Kelly Nix reports.
The world has come to the aid of the 51 neglected cats rescued by the SPCA last week, even as investigators try to determine if criminal charges are warranted in the case. Kelly has that one, too.
A Seaside police officer was stabbed in the chest on the porch of his Pacific Grove Retreat home Tuesday for no apparent reason. A Pebble Beach brush fire just off Highway 68 was quickly contained Monday thanks to an all-out assault by firefighters. Local parks advocates feel betrayed after learning their financial support wasn't exactly needed to keep the parks open. Joe Livernois takes a humorous look at the qualifications of local politician that make him an ideal Republican VP candidate. And my editorial contains some profanity this week, but I swear it's not my fault!
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