There are still no charges against the city's IT
manager Steve McInchak, despite a costly six-month
investigation of possible wrong-doing by him. Meanwhile,
city officials have tightened the lid they're keeping on
the whole matter, even as they claim to be very much in
favor of public disclosure. Mary Schley has those
Citing state environmental laws, a Monterey County judge
has again blocked runway safety improvements at Monterey
Leon Panetta may be "retired," but he told our Kelly Nix
about the numerous projects he's working on now, and
also gave his assessment of leaks from the nation's
A prominent Salinas Valley farming company has been hit
with charges that one of its owners assaulted a UFW
union organizer. A passing car hit and killed a mountain
lion near Carmel High School Monday. One of Carmel
Valley's most respected businessmen succumbed to cancer
this week, and the end of his vibrant, successful life
came as a shock to almost everybody who knew him. We
have a special section about this year's exciting Carmel
Bach Festival, which gets under way Saturday. And my
editorial explains why Judge Lydia Villarreal's decision
on airport safety is one of the all-time worst decisions
made by a judge in this county.
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