October 19 - 25, 2012
Dear Readers,Election day is just around the corner, and while the nation's attention is focused on the presidency, a host of local races are capturing everybody's attention in the Monterey Peninsula. Carmel's sales tax increase is one of them (Mary Schley reports), and my editorial takes an overview of the others.
The water district's user fee has started showing up on property tax bills, and the district is already planning to start spending it. Kelly Nix has that one.
The controversy over construction traffic for tearing down San Clemente Dam took another odd twist this week when it was revealed that yet another road for the trucks might be available. Chris Counts has the details.
As Sudden Oak Death continues to ravage oak trees all over central California, researchers say they've come up with some effective techniques for preventing it. Former public employees who are receiving generous pensions from taxpayers objected to some of the pension numbers we printed several weeks ago, so we have some up-to-date ones. Have you heard of retail condos? Well, you can find them at an antique mall on Cannery Row.
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