As Cal Am, the PUC, local mayors and the water
management district inch forward toward getting a new
water supply project for the Monterey Peninsula, one of
the big questions is, "How much will it cost?" This
week, the mayors said they're taking a hard line about
public financing and interest rates that could save as
much as $100 million for consumers. Kelly Nix has the
The proposed hiking trail along California's entire
coast promises to be very popular, but raises difficult
questions, such as, "Where will everybody spend the
night while they're hiking through Carmel Highlands and
Big Sur?" Chris Counts reports.
The Carmel City Council takes the right of way along
city streets very seriously, and doesn't want homeowners
landscaping it, putting in steps, or otherwise using it
for private purposes without following the rules. Mary
Schley has that one.
A prominent Salinas Valley farmer adamantly denies
allegations that he assaulted a UFW organizer. A house
in Pebble Beach designed by one of the world's most
famous architects is for sale. Black bears are to be
counted in an upcoming county-wide census. And my
editorial explains why the public hates the media, but
can't do without it anyway.
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