It turns out that our beautiful beaches aren't only
good for sunning and surfing. They're also perfect for
landing small boats full of contraband, and that's
exactly what drug runners from Mexico or Central America
apparently did on Monastery Beach this week. Mary Schley
When the city's assistant administrator resigned two
weeks ago, she made some rather shocking accusations
against higher ups in city hall. Mary has that one, too.
A important test well for the Monterey Peninsula's badly
needed desal plant is being delayed (surprise!) by
bureaucrats bearing red tape and a shore bird looking
for a place to nest. Kelly Nix has that story.
A popular downtown restaurant will be allowed to keep
its counter service, but only because it's also making
disabled access easier to tables. Voters in Pebble Beach
received incorrect ballots in last week's election, and
the error could affect the outcome in a school board
election. A prince and princess from Spain visited the
Mission Wednesday, and barely avoided making an
embarrassing faux pas (literally). And my editorial
bursts some very popular misconceptions about important
historic figures, and about our very own
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