The secrecy campaign at city hall has reached
ridiculous new heights, with the city now refusing to
release extensive email exchanges between CRA president
Barbara Livingston and city administrator Jason
Stilwell. Are they making secret deals about city
business? Mary Schley has that story.
The campaign to fund a veteran's cemetery at Fort Ord
got a huge boost this week when former mayor Clint
Eastwood and Pebble Beach businessman Frank Quattrone
announced they'd each give $100,000. If only every town
in America could have people like them! Kelly Nix has
It turns out that even better than being furloughed as a
federal government employee (can you spell "extra
two-week paid vacation"?) is to be an employee of Carmel
or Pacific Grove and get yourself put on administrative
leave. Those paid holidays can last for many months.
Mary Schley has the details.
A meeting on short term rentals in Carmel Highlands and
Carmel Valley Wednesday night drew a lot of questions
but was surprisingly civilized. Another one of those
lawsuits demanding an EIR for an EIR has been filed,
this time over the water supply. A fundraising drive is
under way to build a new football/soccer/track stadium
at Carmel High. We have an exciting special section with
all the winners of this year's Golden Pine Cones --
thanks to all of you who voted. And my editorial
explains how a species of trout that's being eradicated
in Wyoming can be a "threatened species" here.
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