Physician Carl Bergstrom is a free man, after almost
four years behind bars, as a result of a plea deal that
made it possible for him to avoid a new trial on rape
charges. Mary Schley reports.
Another local doctor, Aytac Apaydin, has been
reprimanded by the state medical licensing board after a
bizarre case of negligence involving a cancer patient. I
have that story.
The mayors' group likes Cal Am's desal project, but
wants some substantial changes. Kelly Nix has that one.
He also reports that a left-wing activist group is
practically alone in not wanting the new water project
to provide water for lots of record.
The foundation paying for renovation of the Carmel
Mission has decided it needs a host of other
improvements -- especially to its crumbing exterior.
School violence in Connecticut and elsewhere has
prompted a host of security changes on local campuses.
If you like to travel to Europe and Asia, you'll be
interested to know that an updated version of the Queen
of the Skies is setting new standards for luxury travel
to distant continents. Joe Livernois has some invaluable
investment advice. Paul Brocchini says 2012 was another
billion-dollar-year for Monterey Peninsula real estate.
We have a special section with everything you need to
know about next week's Pebble Beach Pro-Am. And my
editorial explains why it's time for you (of all people)
to become an activist.
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