After putting requests for public records in the hands
of the city attorney instead of an outside firm, the
City of Carmel released a passel of previously secret
emails between Barbara Livingston and city officials.
The result: Everybody's wondering why the city kept them
hidden in the first place. Mary Schley reports.
Competing ballot measures over the future of Fort Ord
both lost in Tuesday's election. Kelly Nix explains what
There were two shocking crimes in Carmel this week:
Armed gang members from Castroville held up a downtown
jewelry store Wednesday morning, but were quickly
apprehended. On Halloween, a suspected rapist led cops
on a high-speed chase from Carmel to the Highlands
before he was caught, too. Both cases are apparently
examples of outstanding police work, and Mary Schley has
the dramatic details.
A popular hot spring in the Big Sur backcountry is being
trashed (literally) by hikers who supposedly love it.
Our Big Sur expert, Chris Counts, reports.
The would-be developer of a big, oceanfront parcel on
Cannery Row has sued the coastal commission for not
giving him a permit. A Carmel Valley surgeon is getting
credit for inventing an easier and cheaper type of
denture. Mayor Jason Burnett offers a commentary to
explain what's going on with all the firings and
investigations of municipal employees. And my editorial
explains why the results on measures K and M give one
new hope about the wisdom of voters.
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