September 28 - October 4, 2012
Dear Readers,What a week of news we have for you!
Carmel's beach is world-famous for its scenic beauty. But do its sand dunes have too many trees? That's an issue confronting the forest and beach commission, and Mary Schley has the details.
The town's building inspector finally managed to get an eyesore on Lincoln Street cleaned up. But what will happen now to the decrepit house where a notorious hoarder lived? Mary has that fascinating story, too.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour made a big splash when it was carried on the back of a 747 at low altitude over Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula last Friday. We have a very cool photo essay.
There were lots of dramatic developments this week about the Peninsula's effort to get a new water supply: A judge said the county can't enforce its ordinance requiring public ownership of all new desal plants. Regardless of who owns it, the board of supervisors will weigh in Friday on the question of who will control the Peninsula's desal plant (if it's ever built). And former water official Steve Collins' defamation lawsuit against county officials was thrown out of court. Kelly Nix has the scoop on all the changes.
I have another installment in my series about my experiences as a bigshot network news producer in the 1980s. Joe Livernois has some insight into the NFL referees lockout from a Pebble Beach resident who was an NFL official for 30 years. Tony Seton profiles a man who moved smoothly through life from pilot to songwriter to bookstore owner. We have a special section, "In Your Dreams," which once again takes you on a tour of some outstanding (and unique) local architecture. And my editorial explains why you should vote, "Yes," on the proposed sales tax increase for Carmel on the November ballot.
Also, please don't forget that until Oct. 5 you can cast your votes for the 2012 Golden Pine Cones. The winners will really appreciate your support.
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