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Carmel volunteers join a national effort to clean up cigarette waste.

Within Carmel’s one-square-mile city, volunteers with the nonprofit group Carmel Cares picked up 70 pounds of cigarette butts – representing approximately 250,000 cigarettes – in 2022 alone. That staggering number is just a drop in the bucket nationally; the Keep…

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A new proposal surfaces in the long-running Flanders Mansion saga.

Years after Carmel’s attempt to find someone to restore the Flanders Mansion fell apart, a candidate has stepped forward to revive that idea – albeit in a slightly different format. Mike Buffo, documentary filmmaker and founder of the Carmel-based production…

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Carmel paves the way for a paid parking program, leveraging technology to address old concerns.

Ashley Stoddard, owner of the Bennett Sculpture Gallery, has experienced the challenges of downtown Carmel parking firsthand. She hosts at least two events for the gallery each year, plus a number of fundraising events for nonprofits. She has heard from…

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Carmel examines its priorities at the city sets about updating its housing plan.

Pam Marino here, remembering back in the 1980s and ‘90s there was a popular demonstration in the self-help world that was supposed to help you see how to prioritize your life and manage time. It consisted of rocks, pebbles and…

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Three Peninsula cities are preparing a single plan to reduce future wildfire risk.

During the three wildfires that hit Monterey County in the summer of 2020 – resulting in evacuations in Carmel Valley, along Highway 68 and communities along River Road south of Salinas – there was little risk to the Peninsula forest…

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The Carmel City Council takes a strong stand against fractional vacation ownership.

The Carmel City Council issued a resounding “no” to fractional vacation home ownership in a 5-0 vote on Tuesday, Feb. 7. It was a major blow to the company Pacaso, an online company that purchased a home in Carmel after…

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Carmel Police chief is on leave after seven months in the job.

In the midst of the emergency for the Monterey Peninsula created by rising flood waters on the Salinas River, Carmel Mayor Dave Potter and City Administrator Chip Rerig along with other top staff appeared in a YouTube video urging residents…

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Carmel Councilmember Jeff Baron secures another term; Alissandra Dramov is a likely winner.

Just as he did four years ago, Carmel Councilmember Jeff Baron took to the streets of the village and knocked on a lot of doors in the lead up to the Nov. 8 election. Combined with listening to what was…

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Four candidates are vying for two open seats on the Carmel City Council.

The Carmel City Council is facing some big issues in the next couple of years, the biggest of which is finding room in its plans for nearly 350 housing units by 2031 in just one square mile, as required by…

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Carmel City Council majority seeks to douse wood-burning beach fires in favor of propane.

Wood-burning fires on Carmel Beach has been a burning issue in Carmel for over a decade and the Carmel City Council has logged more hours in hearings on it than on probably any other contentious issue. Residents are split between…

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Former Carmel mayor Steve Dallas faces stiff FPPC fines for violating gift and conflict of interest rules.

Controversial former Carmel mayor Steve Dallas was known to enjoy attending high-priced ticket events like Car Week auctions and wine tastings while he served in office from 2016-2018. That fondness for such tony events now has him in hot water…

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Carmel tells vacation-home sharing company to cease and desist, calling it a timeshare.

San Francisco based-company Pacaso calls what it does “co-ownership, simplified.” The company, which launched in 2020, purchases single-family homes in destinations where second homes are popular, sells shares from one-eighth to half to people who want vacation homes for less…

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New Carmel Police Chief Alan Ward is sworn in.

After 23 years serving on the police force in Merced, Alan Ward has been sworn in as police chief in Carmel.

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Little Carmel faces big challenges while overcoming a staffing shortage.

Things were respectful but a bit tense at the Carmel City Council meeting on Feb. 1, after Councilmember Jeff Baron said to City Administrator Chip Rerig that he didn’t understand why the 55-year-old police station, in desperate need of renovations…

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Carmel set to finally sign a lease with PacRep for the Forest Theater.

The city of Carmel and Pacific Repertory Theatre are set to sign a lease agreement for the management of the historic city-owned Forest Theater if City Council approves at a meeting tomorrow, March 1.

Carmel Council votes to end temporary parklets in favor of a long term solution.

While other California cities are embracing one of the biggest trends of the Covid-19 pandemic, outdoor dining parklets, tiny Carmel-by-the-Sea has been struggling with the concept for at least a year, with numerous attempts to remove temporary parklets from the…

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Community Activities Commission
Tuesday June 13 2023   9:30 AM

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City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
Planning Commission Meeting
Wednesday June 14 2023   4:00 PM

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Historic Resources Board Meeting
Monday June 19 2023   4:00 PM