Did you know all public officials in California have to
disclose their sources of outside income, their
investments, and any gifts they receive worth more than
$50? For officials in Carmel and Monterey County, the
disclosures make for some very interesting reading. Mary
Schley and Kelly Nix have the stories.
Residents of Partington Ridge, who've been stranded
three weeks by a rockslide and will remain so for months
longer, received an unexpected gift when a Big Sur inn
bought an off-road vehicle for them to get to their
homes. Chris Counts has that one.
A lawyer for the Sierra Club asked a court to award him
$250,000 of your money for defending an effort to
curtail your water supply, but a judge said, "No way."
Pacific Grove has filed suit to halt the removal of a
cell phone tower in town, citing public safety. Steve
Collins entered not guilty pleas to all charges, but
faces trial on multiple misdemeanors and felonies.
Carmel police have some fancy new wheels. The water
board says everybody has to switch to even-lower-flow
toilets. And my editorial expresses heartfelt thanks
that we have the government to tell us what's good for
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