August 24 - 30, 2012
Dear Readers,There's been a major reversal in Big Sur, where a state agency charged with preserving open space has decided to sell a valuable parcel for development. Chris Counts reports.
This was the week for truck crashes, apparently, since one smashed into a house in Carmel Saturday, and another plunged into the ocean off 17 Mile Drive Thursday. Mary Schley has those stories.
Felony charges have been filed in the grotesque case of cat abuse in Seaside. Kelly Nix has that one.
Carmel Plaza was evacuated Tuesday after a gas line was ruptured by a work crew. National Geographic magazine suffered a major embarrassment when its detailed new trail map of Big Sur was discovered (by locals) to contain more than 250 errors. Last weekend's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance showcased some delightfully unique personalities from an exotic country, in addition to several hundred extraordinary classic vehicles from around the world. Tony Seton has a surprisingly frank profile of one of Carmel's most colorful businessmen. If you're concerned about heart health, Joe Livernois has some critical advice about what not to let near your arteries. And my editorial explains why Prop 37 on the November ballot could be the worst initiative ever put before California voters.
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