Mayor Jason Burnett is having a really busy January,
and one of the things he's working on is getting
officials in Sacramento to help solve the Monterey
Peninsula's water crisis, instead of being an
impediment. Kelly Nix has the story.
Many city employees were very well paid last year — and
when you read the list you'll wonder why I didn't say,
"extremely." Mary Schley has that one.
A homeowner learned the hard way what can happen when
you respond to one of those "rebates" the government
offers from time to time for doing what it wants you to.
Food scraps from local restaurants won't be going into
the landfill under a new plan to turn them into compost
and methane. If you call 911 because of a medical
emergency, shouldn't the closest ambulance be sent to
your aid? The answer seems obvious but, as with many
things in politics, it isn't. A local museum is offering
the opportunity to have a staring contest with a whale.
Joe Livernois has the poignant story of why he didn't
exactly tell the truth to an immigration officer when he
recently returned from Mexico. Tony Seton profiles one
of Monterey County's most interesting law-enforcement
officials. Did you know that it's getting harder and
harder to find someone to make a wedding cake? We have a
special section with that and lots of other local
insights for anyone who's planning to get married soon.
And my editorial offers a suggestion for state lawmakers
who are really serious about making California work
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