The two biggest highway failures
after this winter's storms -- Cachagua Road in
Carmel Valley and Highway 1 at Pfeiffer Canyon in
Big Sur -- are getting started on the route to
recovery. But more testing is needed before it can
even be figured out how to fix Cachagua Road, and
the old bridge at Pfeiffer Canyon hasn't exactly
been cooperating with a three-ton wrecking ball's
efforts to move it out of the way. Mary Schley and
Chris Counts have our stories.
Meanwhile, the flipside of the storm damage is that
our water storage for the upcoming dry season is at
record levels. Kelly Nix reports that one.
Even as the Carmel City Council set some parameters
for hiring a new assistant city administrator,
another important position at city hall has become
vacant. Mary Schley has that one, too.
Over at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the fish must be
having a hard time not getting inflated egos,
considering all the fan mail they've been receiving.
Elaine Hesser has the details.
A city commission is trying to decide whether movies
and live music are appropriate for city parks.
School kids are asking the city council to ban all
plastic disposables in town. Mundaka restaurant will
soon be no more. And, while Carmel is practically
perfect now, my editorial offers a whole bunch of
suggestions of ways for it to be even better.
Paul Miller, Publisher
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