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Thursday, December 2, 2010
Felix Wins by a Hair…Seaside’s mayoral race was a nail-biter to the finish. With the votes finally tallied Nov. 29, Alvin Edwards are to be sworn in at the Seaside City Council meeting Thursday, Dec. 2. [KA]. Bachofner and new Councilman (and outgoing Seaside Fire Captain)
Insurers Slapped… [MD]for violations in paying claims. The fines, along with restitution to health care providers and an order to change payment practices, cap an 18-month investigation.
Mayor Mourned…[KA], reportedly after a long illness.
Zooming Out…Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, overseeing construction of the world’s largest terrestrial telescope. [KA]to take a new job with the
Monarchs Return…The good news: [KA]. The bad news: Activists say the city is still bungling management of the potted trees brought in to mitigate damage from last year’s heavy pruning.
Butts Out in P.G.…On Dec. 1, the Pacific Grove City Council swore in new Councilman Rudy Fischer and voter-approved incumbents Alan Cohen, Robert Huitt, Dan Miller, Ken Cuneo and Mayor Carmelita Garcia. The council also took a final look at a ban on smoking in public spaces. [KA]
17 Mile Drive Slaying…Forty-six-year-old Sunny Nguyen—who was also stabbed the night of the murder—has been arrested as a suspect. [RU]at her P.G. home Nov. 21. Police report the father of her grandchild, 26-year old
Otis park revival…Neighbors are still shoveling and planting together to beautify Seaside’s Highland-Otis Park. Volunteers report that two children of the park’s namesake, J. Vincent Otis, will join them on their Dec. 4 planting day. Their next goal is new playground equipment for the kids. [KA]