Daily Archives: March 6, 2017

The drought days are over with above-average precipitation

For the past five years, California has been in a record-breaking drought, but with well-above average precipitation this winter, the dark days appear to be over…for the most part. In…

Swim teams ready to sink competition after undefeated MTAL wins

With Carmel High School swimming’s impressive performances over the past couple years, the CHS teams are ready to go above and beyond what they have already accomplished, and bring home…

Pool over-chlorination delays Feb. practice for CHS swim teams

Carmel High School’s swim and dive season was scheduled to officially begin water training on Jan. 30, but due to over-chlorination, the swim and dive teams were unable to start…

Spring musical ‘She Loves Me’ features comedy, romance

“When we opened the theater back in 2012, our students did a collaboration with Monterey Peninsula College and performed ‘Grease,’” Carmel High music director Brian Handley explains. “Every year since…

Carmel High alumni band breaking up or seeking fame down under?

For one of Monterey County’s most iconic Indie-punk bands, the start of Fish n’ Chips at the Somos gallery in Salinas may have been the last show of Glass House,…

Matt Damon’s ‘Great Wall’ entertains in mindless popcorn flick

“The Great Wall” is a big movie. Everything about it screams huge as a 5,000-mile wall manned by a massive army fights unending hordes of marauding monsters. The civilized clash…

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ a classic through the eyes and heart of a canine

The classic tale of the relationship between a dog and his owner is now being retold through the eyes of a dog trying to find his purpose through his many…

Poetic inspiration: local poet pursues service, mentorship

Whether composing a sonnet or sharing his knowledge with curious students, Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts is wholly devoted to his versatile craft and to inoculating others with a passion for poetry. Many…

Local author releases first novel based on childhood

In the 1960s, a young African-American girl witnessed the effects of the Civil Rights Movement in her small Arkansas town. Now, more than 40 years later, Big Sur resident LaVerne…