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Council narrowly decides in favor of house numbers

July 12 — IN THE name of public safety — and remedying the city’s longstanding violation of the California Fire Code — the Carmel City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to pursue implementation of a conventional street-address system ... Read More


Woman, pets escape fast-burning valley fire

July 12 — SMOKE ALARMS probably saved Heather Howe’s life early July 4, when the Carmel Valley Village home she occupies with her son, cat and dog caught fire and quickly burned to the ground, according to Monterey County Regional Deputy Fire Chief ... Read More


Dems say paying teens for sex shouldn’t be felony

July 11 — A BILL aimed at making it a felony to pay minors, including children, for sex passed a State Assembly committee last week, but only after Democrats modified the legislation to weaken protections for 16- and 17-year-old victims ... Read More


After blaze burns down Big Sur Bakery, owner sues landlord

July 11 — SIX WEEKS after a kitchen fire destroyed Big Sur Bakery, its owner, Mike Gilson, is suing his landlords, Blaise and Hilary Lipman, for terminating his lease after the restaurant was destroyed in a fire in May ... Read More

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