The local real estate market got a tremendous shot in
the arm last week when a Pebble Beach oceanfront mansion
sold for $22.5 million — a price level not seen since
long before the Great Recession. The buyer is anonymous
and few details are available, but it's a remarkable
Speaking of mansions — would you want to lease Flanders
Mansion for $8,500 a month, spend $1.2 million to
restore it, and have to give it back to the city in a
few decades for no return? Several people apparently
want to, the city says. Mary Schley reports.
Environmentalists and federal officials envision a
hiking trail the length of the California coast, but how
will it be paid for and all the obstacles be overcome?
An upcoming public meeting in Big Sur will try to
provide some of the answers. Chris Counts has that one.
Two of what must be the dumbest burglars in history were
apparently caught downtown last week. Competing plans to
renovate the Scout House were aired before the cultural
commission Tuesday. A collapsed section of Highway 1
through Big Sur will reopen later this summer, but the
job hasn't been easy, by any means. A preserved fetus
discovered in storage at a local museum is the subject
of a spirited debate over what should be done with it.
Cal Am is ready to start picking contractors for the new
desal plant. And my editorial offers a brief lesson in
human nature and war, and what whales would surely have
to say about it.
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