One of the biggest obstacles to the construction of a
desal plant to alleviate the Monterey Peninsula's
30-year water shortage has been the issue of financing,
but this week Mayor Jason Burnett said there may be a
breakthrough. Kelly Nix reports.
The driver who killed two in Pebble Beach Sunday was
DUI, the CHP says. One of the victims has finally been
identified. Mary Schley has the details.
A group of residents has stepped up its lobbying to have
trees removed from sand dunes at the foot of Ocean
Avenue. Mary has that one, too.
When they bought their house on 17 Mile Drive, nobody
told Bob and Maureen Feduniak a deed restriction
required them to have only native plants in their yard,
and this week they filed a $20M lawsuit against their
title insurer for failing to warn them. Tiffany can have
two signs on its Ocean Avenue store, the planning
commission decided Wednesday, but not teal awnings on
its windows. The Church of the Wayfarer will have a
memorial service Tuesday for a well known homeless woman
who died in a downtown vacant lot last week. Several
readers have their say about our reporting of salaries
of school district employees -- and what they say isn't
exactly complimentary (especially not to me). And my
editorial calls for equal treatment of nonprofits when
it comes to paying fees for staging events downtown.
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comprehensive coverage of local news -- and your
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