This year's Concours Week had the most events and was
the biggest success, but that also meant it drew the
largest crowds and caused the most problems. Local
political leaders are asking, "How do we manage
success?" and Mary Schley has the story about their
plans for the future, when the crowds are likely to be
Something else that was new this year during the
Concours: At least four classic cars were brazenly
stolen. Mary has that story, too.
After years of controversy, the tear-down of San
Clemente Dam got under way Monday. Chris Counts has that
Could the radio waves from a cell phone tower harm
Monarch butterflies? Some activists say, "definitely,"
but one local city council approved a new cell tower
anyway. Kelly Nix has the details.
A hawk whose wing was broken when he was shot has made a
remarkable recovery (the X-ray of his injury is
particularly interesting). The proponent of a dog park
in Carmel Valley says no EIR is needed for her proposal.
After our humorous story last week about a tree crashing
onto a Prius, some people actually thought we were in
favor of trees smashing hybrids ... they expressed
themselves in highly indignant letters to the editor, of
which we print quite a few. And my editorial points out
that Charles Dickens really was onto something about
California in the 21st century when he said, "The law is
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