The tearing down of San Clemente Dam for earthquake
safety and to help restore the Carmel River's habitat
has received its final permit after a serious dispute
over demolition truck traffic was resolved. Your cost
for this project -- just one among many for the river's
benefit -- will be $83 million. Chris Counts reports.
A woman who seriously objects to a couple of new houses
being built uphill from her has simultaneously sued the
City of Carmel in state and federal court. Mary Schley
has that one.
The troubled Big Sur resident who horribly murdered a
taxi driver in Monterey last week hanged himself in his
jail cell Sunday. Chris also has that story.
Backyard chickens will be able to get permanent permits,
but live musical performances in bars and restaurants
won't, under revised ordinances approved by the city
council this week. The young man who paralyzed a high
school friend in a notorious DUI crash three years ago
will have another chance to get out of prison. Our
newest columnist, Jerry Gervase, has a very touching
piece about Mother's Day -- be sure to look for it in
the Real Estate Section. I have another installment in
my series about my experiences in network news. This one
deals with a very controversial period in American
history. And my editorial asks whether CEQA could
possibly get any worse than it already is. The answer,
unfortunately, is, "You betcha."
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