We landed in the middle of a controversy we never
expected with our coverage last week of a racy party at
a downtown restaurant. A Monterey attorney went so far
as to ask a judge to order the removal of our papers
from the streets. That's certainly never happened
before! We have a follow-up story by Kelly Nix, an
editorial and a front page "clarification."
Pebble Beach businessman Scott Salyer's downfall is
complete and he'll spend six years in federal prison
after being sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento. The hearing
included several fascinating debates and surprising
revelations, and I was there.
In a major triumph for sound public policy, the water
board recommended this week that the new desal plant (if
it's ever built) be big enough to supply a little new
water for lots of record and other essential uses. Kelly
reports that one, too.
A jewelry store at the mouth of Carmel Valley was
brazenly robbed last Friday by two men pretending to be
utility workers looking for a gas leak. Speaking of
Carmel Valley, county supervisors have decided to lower
a development cap there, settling a lawsuit from
environmentalists over the county's new general plan.
And a quick trip to the Monterey Peninsula Thursday by
two former presidents included a surprise visit to a
local store -- and one of them even spent quite a bit of
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