Cal Am says it was operator error at its Carmel Valley
iron removal plant that caused brown water to flow
through everybody's pipes last Friday. The discoloration
was just dissolved minerals and was harmless, company
officials say. Mary Schley has that story.
Speaking of utilities, these are happy days in Pebble
Beach, as undergrounding of power lines gets underway. I
have that one.
A woman in Carmel Valley awoke to find her house
engulfed in flames Thursday morning. Mary Schley
explains how she managed to escape.
Condors are being electrocuted in alarming numbers in
Big Sur when they fly into power lines. What can be done
to protect them? Chris Counts tries to answer that
In the week's most unsurprising news: Carmel has the
lowest unemployment rate in the state, according to a
government study. A well loved butcher at Bruno's market
died on a fishing trip off Southern California. Paul
Brocchini reports that the local real estate market is
once again doing very, very well. We have a special
section devoted to your best friends. And my editorial
explains which water news you should pay attention to,
and which you can safely ignore.
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