It's another one of those classic NIMBY moments:
Residents of a modest Pacific Grove neighborhood turned
out in force at a public meeting Thursday to express
their outrage at a Pebble Beach Co. plan to build 24
units of workforce housing near them. Kelly Nix reports.
A large metal dinosaur that suddenly turned up in a
Carmel front yard is also getting a lot of attention --
most of it favorable. But the dinosaur needs a permit,
and no one knows if the city fathers will let it have
one. Kelly has that story, too.
An injured condor that was nursed back to health but can
no longer fly is serving as a fundraising ambassador for
its species. Chris Counts has the details.
The city's 9/11 memorial, including a piece of steel
from the World Trade Center, will be unveiled Wednesday.
The classic Corvette stolen during Concours week has
been recovered, but the thieves messed it up quite a
bit. We have another amazing report, with great photos,
from Burning Man, and how one local couple fell in love
there. An aggrieved pet owner has won a court case
against the vet who was caring for it when it died. And
my editorial has the perfect solution for anybody who's
frustrated with state environmental laws and the
legislature's unwillingness to make them workable.
In case you missed it, on Tuesday your humble Pine Cone
featured in the Los Angeles Times. The writer,
Robin Abcarian, is one of the paper's most respected
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