City hall is spending more than $128,000 for the
services of a computer expert to look into possible
crimes by IT manager Steve McInchak, and to propose ways
to make the city's computer systems more secure. But how
those contracts were negotiated is raising eyebrows.
Mary Schley reports.
Mayor Jason Burnett and water board member Bob Brower
say now is definitely not the time for water activists
to be trying again to take over Cal Am. But the leader
of the latest effort says, "Oh, yes it is." Kelly Nix
has that one.
A boy Boogie Boarding off Carmel Beach was bitten by a
dog last month — a dog that was never found, raising the
risk of rabies. Mary reports that story, too.
An even stranger animal story: A motorist in Pacific
Grove was charged by a buck, which ended up in her back
seat. Monterey County is considering a ban on short-term
rentals in Big Sur and other unincorporated parts of the
county. A preserved fetus found in the basement of a
local museum has a new home. The Authors and Ideas
Festival gets started Friday in a new venue and with
some new big names ... Jerry Gervase has a preview. Our
special section this week takes a look at local seniors
and some of the things that make their lives in the
Carmel area special. And my editorial asks whether
Obamacare, which will have one of its major components
implemented Oct. 1, was purposely made a big mess so
will lead to single-payer.
This week we launch the voting for the 2013 Golden Pine
Cones. The winning businesses will really he honored by
your support! So look for your ballots in separate
emails Friday or over the weekend.
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