When it comes to free use of city streets and
facilities, some nonprofits are more worthy than others,
the city council decided this week. Mary Schley reports
that the nettlesome problem of figuring out which ones
are which probably doesn't have a solution that will
Somebody who was presumably concerned about flooding
armed himself with a shovel and took it on himself to
let the Carmel River Lagoon drain to the ocean early
Thursday morning, a local environmental official said.
What he (or perhaps a group of people) did was illegal
and unnecessary, the official said. Chris Counts has
An orphaned harbor seal has a new home and a new name
after escaping death by a whisker's breadth, according
to an expert on wildlife in Monterey Bay. Chris Counts
has that one, as well.
The father of a teenager who was shot in the eye with a
toothpick fired from a BB gun almost three years ago is
suing the principal of a Carmel elementary school. The
main intersection of one local town has reopened after
being closed for weeks, but some busines owners are
asking whether all the trouble was worth it. If you want
to start raising chickens in your yard, you may want to
hurry up and get a permit. A blind dog who travelled all
the way from Taiwan needs a new home. A longtime member
of the city council -- and who was Clint Eastwood's
adversary when he served as mayor -- died last week. A
high school teacher has some harsh words for The Pine
Cone after we reported how much she made last year. And
my editorial answers her criticism with a few carefully
selected words of my own.
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