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Residents increase calls for tree permit reforms

March 24 — THE MONTE Verde Street resident who had his garage smashed by a neighbor’s pine during a windstorm earlier this month — a tree the neighbor had tried but failed to get permission to cut down — is moving forward with a plan to convince city officials to update ordinances governing tree removals ... Read More


Police arrest repeat offender in jewelry store break-ins

March 24 — A SAN Jose man arrested in January for identity theft and other crimes is suspected of break-ins at two downtown jewelry stores earlier this year, according to Carmel police. Edward Flores, 26, is in jail in Santa Clara County ... Read More


Water district set to make offer to purchase Cal Am

March 23 — THE MONTEREY Peninsula Water Management District said Wednesday it plans to make an offer in April to purchase California American Water’s Monterey Peninsula operations. But Cal Am has repeatedly said the system isn’t for sale ... Read More


Countywide short-term-rental moratorium fails

March 23 — AFTER LISTENING yet again Tuesday to numerous Carmel Valley residents complain about short-term rentals in their neighborhoods, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors failed to agree on a countywide moratorium on new short-term-rental permits ... Read More

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