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Volume 95 No. 45                                                                On the Internet:                                                               November 6-12, 2009

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Sea lion’s short stay on busy beach                                                                                                         Voters don’t want
   By MARY BROWNFIELD                                                                                                                       Flanders Mansion
   A    250-POUND juvenile
male California sea lion
beached himself on a busy
                                                                                                                                            or Town of C.V.
stretch of sunny Carmel sand
at the foot of Ocean Avenue                                                                                                                 ■ Preservationists say they’ll continue
just     before     lunchtime                                                                                                               legal battle despite overwhelming vote
Tuesday, prompting con-
cerned passersby to call                                                                                                                                        By MARY BROWNFIELD
police and the Marine
Mammal Center in Moss                                                                                                                          S  IXTY-FOUR percent of the people who cast votes in
Landing. As animal control                                                                                                                  Carmel-by-the-Sea Tuesday want the city to sell the historic
officer Cindi Mitchell stood                                                                                                                Flanders Mansion, which taxpayers have owned for more
by to keep people and dogs                                                                                                                  than 30 years but have never been able to use. The decisive
away from the creature, vol-                                                                                                                vote, reported as 757 to 439 by the county elections depart-
unteers from the MMC                                                                                                                        ment Wednesday morning, may have put to rest the question
arrived, determined the sea                                                                                                                 of how most people feel about it, but Melanie Billig and the
lion was healthy and used                                                                                  PHOTO/CINDI MITCHELL             Flanders Foundation, a group of preservationists bent on
shield-like wooden boards to                                                                                                                keeping the mansion in public ownership, plan to proceed
prod him back into the surf.   He doesn’t really want to go, but volunteers from the Marine Mammal Center encourage a male                  with their latest lawsuit against the city to halt the sale. For
    After snoozing in the sun, sea lion to leave sunny Carmel Beach Tuesday.                                                                years, it demanded a vote, but says other issues remain.
the sea lion reluctantly began                                                                                                                 “We absolutely don’t believe the city should be allowed to
to move, and then showed his annoyance at being shooed animal was healthy, as did his clear eyes, pink mouth, good                          ignore parts of the law,” Billig said Thursday. “There are sig-
away, turning once or twice to aggressively strike at the teeth and non-runny nose. He also said the crest atop the ani-                    nificant differences of opinion in terms of the law, and of
boards with his head.
    Volunteer Roger Towson said such behavior indicated the                                          See LION page 13A                                                       See FLANDERS page 12A

                                                                                                                                            ■ Incorporation advocates not conceding
‘Stuck foot’ leads to crash into                                                             Judge delays                                                         By CHRIS COUNTS
cars, sign, lamp post, hydrant                                                               water cutback                                     C   ARMEL VALLEY voters rejected the idea of turning
       By MARY BROWNFIELD                    into a parking stall in the lot at                                                             their scenic valley into an incorporated city by a 52-to-48
                                             Bruno’s Market around 4:30 p.m.                              By KELLY NIX                      percent margin, but incorporation proponents are holding out
   A    77-YEAR-OLD Monterey                 Nov. 2 “when suddenly, her foot got
                                                                                                L  ESS THAN one week after law-
                                                                                                                                            hope that a few remaining provisional ballots could reverse
                                                                                                                                            the outcome of Tuesday’s election.
woman smashed her car into two               stuck on the accelerator.”
parked cars, and then took out a stop           Wiegman’s silver four-door                   suits were filed against the State                 “The results of the Measure G vote are still too close to
sign and a lamp post before getting          Mazda grazed a Chevy Malibu rental              Water Resources Control Board for              call,” insisted town council candidate Glenn Robinson. “So
hung up on the fire hydrant at               car in the parking stall next to it, then       imposing a potentially crippling water         far, 4,164 votes have been tallied, with the ‘no’ side holding
Junipero and Sixth Monday after-             jumped the curb, mangled a small                cutback order on the Monterey                  a slim lead.”
noon. According to Carmel Police             shrub, and slammed into the black               Peninsula, a local judge has issued a              According to the Monterey County elections department
Sgt. Mel Mukai, Beatrice Wiegman                                                             stay of the order.                             1,986 ballots were cast in favor of creating a town, and 2,178
told police she was pulling her car                        See CRASH page 10A                                                               votes were counted opposing it — a 192-vote, or 4.6-percent,
                                                                                                          See WATER page 11A
                                                                                                                                                                                   See TOWN page 12A

                                                                                             Former Padre competes for spot on
                                                                                             Victoria’s Secret runway
                                                                                                         PINE CONE STAFF REPORT                      website.
                                                                                                                                                        A member of the CHS class of 2004, the 23-
                                                                                                A    CARMEL High School grad seeking a               year-old Darley attended UC Santa Barbara and
                                                                                             career in modeling and acting is one of 10 final-       now lives in Los Angeles, where she’s pursuing
                                                                                             ists vying for a single spot in the Victoria’s Secret   her career. Her dad wants to see her on the cat-
                                                                                             Fashion Show to be broadcast on CBS Dec. 1, and         walk — and national television — soon.
                                                                                             whether she wins is up to the people who vote for          Jamielee Darley spent two days in late October
                                                                                             her, according to her dad, contractor Robert            in New York being interviewed and filmed for the
                                                                                             Darley. By spreading the word, he hopes thou-           Angel Boot Camp finalists web page, which is
                                                                                             sands of votes will pour in for his “lovely, beauti-
                                                                                             ful daughter,” Jamielee Darley, on the contest                                   See MODEL page 10A
                                                                 PHOTO/MARY BROWNFIELD

After her foot reportedly became stuck on the accelerator, a Monterey woman
crashed her car into two parked cars before lodging on fire hydrant.

            By KELLY NIX                     Guardino filed a civil lawsuit Sept.
                                             10 in Monterey County Superior
   T  HE PERSON who created a                Court after someone created a Yahoo
phony Facebook account using a               email address and Facebook account
Carmel High School teacher’s name            using his personal information,
has been identified, and there is a          including his name, age and profes-
settlement in the works over a related       sion.                                                                                                                              PHOTO/COURTESY SALLY LARSEN

lawsuit, according to the attorney for          The person, believed to be a stu-                                                       Carmel High graduate Jamielee Darley wants to star in a tele-
the teacher.                                                                                                                            vised fashion show Dec. 1 but needs your vote to get there.
   Carmel High teacher Michael                       See FACEBOOK page 13A
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