The announcement last week that donations were needed
immediately for the proposed Veteran's Cemetery at Fort
Ord brought a very impressive response, according to
Mayor Jason Burnett and deputy DA Jimmy Panetta. More
contributions are needed, though, and Kelly Nix has the
Members of a citizens advisory committee in Pebble Beach
said they like the P.B. Co's. proposal for employee
housing very much. They just think it should go
somewhere else. (Where have we heard that before?) Kelly
also has that one.
Should the city force more than a thousand property
owners in town to remove improvements they've made in
the unpaved public rights-of-way in front of their
homes? That was the hot topic at the council meeting
this week. Mary Schley has that one.
On Tuesday, The Pine Cone filed a lawsuit against the
city to get new planning director Rob Mullane's resume,
which the city's lawyer said we could not have because
(according to her) it was Mullane's private business.
The lawsuit was settled to both side's satisfaction two
days later. We have a report.
The Big Sur Jade Festival barely avoided being cancelled
because of all the silliness in Washington. Cal Am
issued a special call for water conservation after one
of its most important wells failed. A prominently
displayed statue at Sunset Center is on its way to being
sold, and could bring a very handsome price. We have two
special sections: One on the Carmel Art and Film
Festival, which continues through Sunday, and the other,
"In Your Dreams," which takes a close look at some of
the Monterey Peninsula's outstanding homes. I have
another installment in my series, "Foreign Desk," about
my years in network television. This one tells about
some of the bizarre wastes of time and money that went
on in those days. And my editorial tells you what
Measures K and M really mean, and how to keep them
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