August 17 - 23, 2012
Dear Readers,For car fans from around the world, this week is the be-all-and-end-all on the Monterey Peninsula, but if it's local news you're interested in, we've got plenty of that, too ...
The longest-serving member of the Carmel City Council abruptly announced her resignation Friday, and the council announced her replacement almost as quickly. Mary Schley has the details.
The Carmel Mission needs to be strengthened so it won't collapse in an earthquake, and the plan to upgrade it involves a ton of shrink-wrap. Mary explains that one, too.
The City of Pacific Grove may rescind its gold-plated pension deal with police officers and firefighters because the plan was illegally enacted back in 2002. Kelly Nix has the scoop.
A location and a design for the city's simple yet meaningful 9/11 memorial have been announced. Higher garbage bills are on the way. The Highway 1 climbing lane is about to be extended. A proposed Sand City oceanfront hotel has cleared yet another legal hurdle. Joe Livernois explains the deeper meaning of his recent brush with death. Tony Seton profiles one of Carmel's most beloved businessmen. We have a super special section packed with interesting features and essential information about this weekend's car events. And my editorial asks why the news media are so concerned about illegal immigrants, but don't seem to care about the unemployed.
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