From The Editorial Desk
Thursday, July 6, 2000
On one side of the battlefield is retired science teacher Jim Willoughby whose concern about the tide pools prompted him to charge into the fray. He's condemned the lax regulations covering tide pool management, and the even more lax enforcement of the regulations. On the other side of the field is a squad of marine scientists and the California Department of Fish and Game-people who are equally committed to marine conservation. Although Willoughby looks like he's outnumbered, so far, the war is going his way. He's managed to get a new city ordinance concerning the tide pools passed, and has the DFG scrambling to find a way to retain control over tide pool management.
Curiously, both sides have the same battle cry: "Save the Tide Pools."
Read this week's cover story to find out how two groups that are normally allies came to be on opposite sides.
Remember all the anger that accompanied Knight Ridder's acquisition of the Herald from Scripps Howard? All the employees got canned, and even though most of them were hired back, the paper's still harvesting the resultant crop of ill will. Although an arbitrated decision was recently handed down after protracted labor negotiations, it doesn't look like it's making too many people happy. Click on Features for more info on the unrest in Herald country. While you're there, read about the silver bullet that promises to kill the Hatton Canyon freeway plans, once and for all.
In the Arts and Theater section, you'll find news on the Shakespeare Santa Cruz festival, as well as an article about an astrophotography exhibit sponsored by Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy.
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