Daily Archives: December 15, 2017

Local athletes prep for NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’

  BY ALEX POLETTI As the sunlight wanes on a Saturday evening, Jacob Johnsson is still scaling the homemade salmon ladder in his backyard. The Class of 2016 CHS graduate…

Talented bass player resonates with Carmel music community

BY JACK CORDELL Hundreds of people excitedly stomp and clap to the rhythm musically talented student Joe Johnsson strums out on guitar at the Shoe Game rally in the Carmel…

Best dressed of the school students

BY JULIA SUDOL With a bright pink hoodie and purple pants on, junior Blue West walks through halls flooded with teenagers wearing nothing but monochromatic Patagonia jackets and black pants….

Marc Del Toro: Back from abroad with new perspective

BY ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL While many of his fellow members of the class of 2018 were anxiously cramming for the PSAT and trying to fit in as many AP classes as…

Counting birds to protect the bay and beyond

BY PASCALE MONTGOMERY The drenched rocks of the Pacific Grove coastline emerge from the darkness, and a flock of Pacific loons fly by the cliffs of Point Pinos and Crespi…

Inside the bag ban: paper, plastic or none of the above?

  BY RYAN YOUNG When consumers go to any grocery store or convenience store in California, they are forced to decide if they want to purchase a paper bag for…

Brace yourselves, Carmel: Poke is coming

BY ASHA JOHNSTON In the Crossroads across from r.g Burgers is Carmel Poke Co., scheduled to open Dec. 12, serving poke, buddha bowls and shoyu chicken with local salmon, crab…

Carmel scenery and atmosphere draws in artists

BY ATHENA FOSLER-BRAZIL Carmel-by-the-Sea is world-renowned for its great natural beauty, picturesque cottages, tree-lined streets and luxury vacation homes, hotels and golf courses. But what drew local artists like Will…

Actor-director takes center stage in production

  BY AVA CRAWFORD Former Carmel High School student Gracie Balistreri stars in and directs an original Christmas play, “Christmas Ghosts of 1944,” written by her mother Kelly Balistreri, in…

Local ballet company unwraps inaugural ‘Nutcracker’

BY SOPHIA BURAGLIO The swirling snowflakes and waltzing flowers of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” are an international hallmark of the holidays. This winter, a new production of the ballet is coming…