In an election that held little suspense but was
important nonetheless, Mayor Jason Burnett was reelected
Tuesday, councilmember Carrie Theis was given a full
term, and Steve Dallas was elevated from the planning
commission to the city council. Mary Schley has the
Fired building inspector John Hanson joined the list of
former employees who will probably sue Carmel and its
city manager, Jason Stilwell. Mary has that one, too.
A deal in the works to use some of the ag water from the
Odello property at the mouth of the Carmel River for
badly needed projects in town has run into strong
opposition from local environmentalists. Kelly Nix has
Doris Day made a surprise visit to her 90th birthday
party at Quail Lodge Thursday, to the delight and
wonderment of her fans. Chris Counts has the details.
A notorious murder suspect from San Jose was nabbed last
week thanks to the diligence of Carmel police officers,
including a rookie. The hard-working mayor of Pacific
Grove, Bill Kampe, had major heart surgery at CHOMP
Tuesday. An inn on Carpenter Street may be replaced with
16 new homes, which the developer promises will look
like they've been there for decades. Local doctors are
collecting plenty of money from Medicare, according to
newly released figures from the federal government, but
is it too much? We have a special section, "Senior
Life," focusing on activities and services for the local
over-65 set. And my editorial asks: Who will be the next
victim of all the craziness at city hall?
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