MARINA

Farr seeks to name clinic for Gourley

Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, on Tuesday introduced legislation seeking to name a planned veterans health clinic in Marina after the man who long sought its development.

The General William H. Gourley Federal Outpatient Clinic would be only the second joint Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense clinic in the U.S., according to Farr's office. It will serve more than 80,000 veterans and active-duty military personnel in the area.

Gourley, who died last year, began his military service with the Army in the 1960s. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and later worked with Gen. Colin Powell on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In retirement, Gourley worked to improve TRICARE service on the Peninsula, establish a veterans cemetery at Fort Ord, make health care more affordable and accessible to military retirees, and set the groundwork for the health care clinic, Farr said.

Farr's legislation is HR272.

SALINAS

Potter seeks new look at 'guiding principles'

Supervisor Dave Potter on Tuesday requested that the controversial "guiding principles" for Fort Ord redevelopment be brought back to the board for further discussion.

Last month, Potter led the effort to approve the new principles without discussion on the board's consent agenda, despite Supervisor Jane Parker's request for further debate. Potter said he believed his position on the issue had been "misinterpreted."

The proposed guidelines would have limited land-use authority on Fort Ord.

Also Tuesday, Parker asked to serve as chairwoman of the board's Fort Ord subcommittee, but Potter said he wanted to remain as chairman for now and suggested the two of them meet to discuss a number of issues.

MONTEREY

Doctors panel eyes breast cancer

A physicians panel discussion of breast cancer and the latest treatment options will be held at 6:30p.m. Wednesday in conference room B/C at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, 23625 Holman Highway.

For information, call 646-2531.