There was even more anger today from neighbors at a
public hearing over a proposed affordable housing
project in Pebble Beach. But did they have to say the
24-unit complex would "smell like a meth lab"? Kelly Nix
Two of the county's most prominent political leaders are
joining forces to raise money for a veteran's cemetery
at Fort Ord. And they say they need your help — right
now. Kelly has that one, too. And the political leaders
(Jason Burnett and Jimmy Panetta) have a commentary
explaining the urgency.
16 years ago, a Pacific Grove teenager was cruelly
murdered for no other reason than gang craziness. This
week, the last of his killers was convicted. Mary Schley
has that story.
A disease killing thousands of oak trees in Monterey
County is also having a terrible impact on the county's
redwoods — but not because it's infecting them. Chris
Counts has the details.
A ten-year-old boy from Carmel Valley was one of the
swimmers who made it from Alcatraz to San Francisco last
week. All we can say is, "Wow." Jerry Gervase offers his
inimitable perspective on last weekend's Authors and
Ideas Festival. And my editorial explains why, when it
comes to getting the news from the media, you really
have to think for yourself.
Don't forget that you still have until 5 p.m. Saturday
to cast your votes for this year's Golden Pine Cones,
and if you've already voted, you can go back into your
very own ballot and change or add to your selections
right up until the deadline. Results will be announced
at the end of this month.
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