In our lead story this week, I shed more light on the
steady decline of the Monterey County Herald, and reveal
that a secretive New York hedge fund is behind the
once-proud newspaper's recent cutbacks. One of our
letters to the editor, however, belittles our coverage
of the Herald's woes, and attributes it to something the
writer thinks happened to me in elementary school.
Did you know that California judges have ruled that the
state's no-texting law means you also can't pick up your
smartphone while driving to look at a map? I have that
The would-be developer of an oceanfront hotel in Sand
City had his right to build affirmed by yet another
court. But is he any closer to breaking ground? Kelly
A Pebble Beach Co. vice president, Mark Stilwell, was
picked to fill a vacancy on the Carmel school board this
week, even as his company was taking another big step in
its final build-out plan for Del Monte Forest.
A suspected gang member from Salinas who was high on pot
and armed was arrested on 17 Mile Drive. Carmel High
parents are engaged in an embarrassing online brawl
about the school's softball team. Yet another version of
the same old group is launching yet another drive to
have the public take over Cal Am Water. And my editorial
explains, yet again, why that move is a really bad idea.
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