The Monterey Peninsula has had only two congressmen in
36 years, but that could soon change with the
announcement that one member of the next generation of a
prominent local family is considering a run to become
our next U.S. Rep. And it's not who you think it is.
Kelly Nix reports.
Should a school librarian be paid $100,000 a year? And
what about a janitor ... is $82K too much? The CUSD is
giving many of its employees paychecks like that, and
more. Mary Schley has that one.
A controversial firefighting fee levied against rural
property owners has been put on hiatus because of
billing disputes and a lawsuit. Mary has that one, too.
The P.B. Company was excused from a $130,000 penalty at
this week's board of supervisors meeting. Cal Am doesn't
think public financing of the desal project is a good
idea, but is the company just trying to protect its
bottom line? An incredible photo of last week's comet
taken from the Big Sur coast also produced a fascinating
story of how the photographer got it. This week's
letters to the editor include some especially
fascinating contributions, including one letter,
reacting to last week's editorial about military
exercises and their potentional impact on whales, that
claims President Dwight Eisenhower was an ardent
pacifist. And my editorial (as I am wont to do) takes a
look at how the government is supposed to enact laws,
and enforce them, and why local government usually
produces the best results.
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