The four-day Christmas holiday brought happiness to
many households, but misery to 32 on an isolated ridge
in Big Sur when a major rockslide Sunday cut them off
from civilization. Even worse is the fact that nobody
knows when the road to their homes will be open again.
Chris Counts reports.
Police say they caught the man who brazenly stole a
$20,000 Rolex from a downtown jewelry store last week.
Kelly Nix has that one.
Most people think it's dumb to try to limit water use by
telling people they can't have sinks and toilets, but a
Monterey County judge said it's perfectly legal for the
water district to keep doing so. Kelly also has that
With big income tax increases coming in 2013, the
Monterey Peninsula is experiencing a boom in high-end
property sales. But will the trend continue? I have that
Monterey County is asking a court to order Steve Collins
to pay the county's legal bills in defending itself
against his lawsuit. Salinas urologists have started a
PR campaign to counter allegations of medical fraud. Cal
Am may not have water rights to the aquifer that would
supply its proposed desal plant. Speaking of which: My
editorial commends a business group for its analysis of
local water needs (wouldn't it be nice to actually have
an adequate supply?). And we have a new feature looking
back at The Pine Cone's -- and Carmel's -- history.
Happy New Year to you all. We'll be here every week in
2013, just as we have been for almost a century. Did you
know I haven't taken a Thursday off in eight years?
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