By now you've probably heard about the $2.5 million
fine the coastal commission levied against Internet
billionaire Sean Parker for the elaborate construction
he did without permits for his wedding last Saturday.
But did you know the commission, which can be fiercely
punitive against ordinary property owners who don't
follow the rules, had plenty of notice he was breaking
the law and did nothing to stop him? Kelly Nix reports.
Clint Eastwood, the Big Sur Land Trust and Monterey
County are teaming up to alleviate the ever-present
flood danger along the lower stretches of the Carmel
River. I have that story.
Carmel Valley residents sounded off at a public hearing
last week against a proposed dog recreation park. Are
they overreacting? Chris Counts has that one.
One of the tornado chasers killed recently in Oklahoma
was a 1986 Carmel High grad. Mary Schley tells why and
how it happened.
A venture capitalist from England paid big money for a
landmark house on Scenic Road. A large number of cats
rescued from a hoarder have been put up for adoption.
The city council decided now isn't the time to pass a
law against something police say has never happened in
town. And my editorial explains why sometimes a news
story doesn't have to include "both sides."
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