Articles from Monterey Herald - Carmel

Carmel High alum Andrew Franks still has visions of kicking in the NFL

Carmel >> One by one, Andrew Franks sent four footballs skyrocketing into the air 60 yards, right through the goal posts at a high school field in Jersey City, New Jersey.

It’s more tape for his r#xe9;sum#xe9;, should an NFL team come calling.

Yet, since being released by the Miami Dolphins before the start of the 2017 campaign, the former Carmel High three-sport standout can not land another gig as a kicker in the NFL.

California Coast Classic rides traditional route

Big Sur >> The Arthritis Foundation’s largest annual bicycle fundraising event will not only follow its traditional route through Carmel and Big Sur this year but its riders will be among the first to travel the restored section of Highway 1 coastline.

Last year, the California Coast Classic was detoured inland through King City and Paso Robles due to the section of the highway that was washed out by the Mud Creek landslide.

Monterey Symphony gets big gift

Carmel >> Members of the Monterey Symphony have new reason to raise their bows and blow their trumpets.

That’s because one of its own members, Carmel resident and philanthropist Roberta “Bertie” Bialek Elliott, has bestowed a gift of $2.4 million to the Symphony’s endowment fund. Elliott, who is the sister of business magnate and investor Warren Buffett, has been attending and supporting the organization for over 35 years.

Judge rules Carmel must turn over city attorney resume documents

Carmel >> A Monterey County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of a former Monterey Herald editor and current blogger in a lawsuit aimed at forcing the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to disclose documents related to City Attorney Glen Mozingo’s work qualifications.

On Friday, Judge Robert O’Farrell ruled in an intended decision that the city must “expeditiously disclose” the requested documents in response to a California Public Records Act request filed by Royal Calkins after the city refused to release them.

Education: Raising money with glass pumpkins

Carmel >> The MEarth education program got a head start to the beginning of the fall season with the sixth annual Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser at the Hilton Bialek Habitat this past weekend.

The two-day long event featured more than 1,500 one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass pumpkins made by featured glass artists Nick Leonoff, Kevin Chong, Nancy Francioli and Todd Moore.

Carmel: Planning a coastal park

Carmel >> Members of the public gathered earlier this week to discuss plans for a new state park at Point Lobos Ranch, Hatton Canyon, Carmel River State Beach and Point Lobos Ridge, as well as proposed changes for Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

California State Parks held the meeting to answer questions and discuss the general plan and draft environmental impact report, which will be available for public review and comment through Oct.

Joe Arpaio to speak at Monterey Peninsula Republican Women Federated event in Carmel

Carmel >> Former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be the featured speaker at an event hosted by the Monterey Peninsula Republican Women Federated at Palo Corona Regional Park on Sept. 13.

Karen Reissman, president of the Monterey Peninsula Republican Women Federated, said the group has hosted other speakers who are well known by Republicans but Arpaio is probably one of the most nationally recognized speakers.

Road Report: Carmel climbing lane on Highway 1 nears completion

Carmel >> The final touches on the Highway 1 climbing lane could be completed in coming weeks after months of traffic congestion.

Crews put daytime work on the project on hold last week to accommodate Classic Car Week traffic.

“This week, it’s mostly miscellaneous work off of the roadway,” said Grant Leonard, an associate transportation planner for the Transportation Agency for Monterey County.

Classic Car week: And away they go, vintage hits the road

Pebble Beach >> Among the exquisite automobiles lined up and ready to make their way down to Big Sur on Thursday morning was the former royal car of India’s Maharaja, a Rolls Royce that’s one of four left in existence and a Delahay driven by its female owner dressed to the nines.

All the drivers, owners and the nearly 200 cars taking part in this year’s Tour d’Elegance departed from Pebble Beach at 9 a.

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