A big crowd turned out at city hall Monday for a
workshop on the possibility of getting a share of Clint
Eastwood's Odello water for Carmel homeowners and
businesses, and the unanimous sentiment seemed to be,
"We want some." With almost no new water available since
1995, it's certainly an understandable sentiment. Kelly
A long-awaited oceanfront restaurant in Pacific Grove
has finally opened to rave reviews. The owners would
like to open for lunch, as well as dinner, but the
coastal commission says they can't. What environmental
damage, pray tell, might be done by people eating lunch
in a beautifully renovated historic building with a nice
view? Kelly Nix tries to explain.
A "census" of the local homeless population came up with
some surprising conclusions, including the fact that, at
least when the survey was taken, Carmel had none. That
story is Kelly's, too.
Alien fish have been turning up in the Carmel River
Lagoon -- fish which are, unfortunately, eating the
natives. The city has resolved its disagreements with
the nonprofit that operates Sunset Center. Droves of
musicians bearing strange instruments have arrived in
town, as final rehearsals get underway for this summer's
Bach Fest. And my editorial explains how a regular
citizen, with no special knowledge of what the NSA's up
to, is supposed to decide whether Edward Snowden is a
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