We have a remarkable paper for you this week, full of
breaking news and, with Concours Week getting under way,
big events. So let's get started ....
A shocking federal lawsuit charges that a former mayor
of Pacific Grove died of cancer caused by a drug she was
taking to control blood sugar. Kelly Nix has that story.
Monterey schools have told their students -- even the
little bitty ones -- that they can't wear clothing to
school that shows the California flag. The flag of
Mexico is OK, though. Kelly has that one, too.
This week Carmel fired a longtime employee who's also a
highly decorated member of the military, and nobody is
saying why. Mary Schley reports.
The city council is stepping up penalties for stores
that sell cigarettes to minors. A new entrance gate
being built at The Lodge is really a "welcoming
pavilion," company officials say. A Pebble Beach
resident has a remarkable story about escaping from
Berlin at the beginning of World War II and finding
temporary refugee in China. The Carmel Mission is the
latest setting for a classic car event. Of course, we
have a comprehensive special section you won't want to
miss about the dozens of automotive events happening all
over the Monterey Peninsula. And, with some of the
country's biggest newspapers selling this week for a
pittance, my editorial lays out a sure path for them to
get their relevance, and their profits, back.
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