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Mission Fields fire caused by faulty outlet

March 31 — A MALFUNCTIONING electrical outlet started last month’s fire that destroyed a Mission Fields house and killed three cats, according to investigators for Cal Fire. The blaze consumed the residence that drew hundreds of children for the elaborate Halloween displays ... Read More


Plane fails at 3,500 feet, pilot lucky to be alive

March 31 — VETERAN PILOT Jake Speidel narrowly escaped death when he managed to parachute out of a high-performance private plane as it spun out of control and broke apart during a monthly proficiency flight ... Read More


Mother Nature keeps road crews busy in Big Sur

March 30 — SOGGY WEATHER continues to make driving in Big Sur impossible in many places, with two major slides left over from January’s storms keeping the road closed in south Monterey County, and a smorgasbord of new ones causing more problems ... Read More


Fourteen candidates vie for seat on CUSD board

March 30 — MOVING QUICKLY to fill the vacancy left by former Carmel Unified School District board president Tess Arthur when she abruptly resigned and walked out of a meeting last month, the board on Wednesday called for a special meeting ... Read More

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