A preview of the October 26, 2012,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

October 26 - November 1, 2012

Dear Readers,

The upcoming election for Monterey County's 5th District Supervisor has taken a strange turn with the revelation that a man who threatened Dave Potter was one of Marc Del Piero's biggest contributors, followed by Del Piero's announcement that he was returning the man's donations. And now Sam Farr is involved. Kelly Nix has the story.

Opposition in Cachagua to the plan to tear down San Clemente Dam has gotten so heated, you have to wonder if the project is doomed. Chris Counts has that one.

New jobs at city hall are being filled, but will the sales tax increase on the Nov. 5 ballot needed to pay for them pass? Mary Schley reports.

A well known local sculptor was killed in a bizarre car crash in San Jose last week. Work on the Carmel Mission to strengthen it for earthquakes is proceeding apace, and not a moment too soon, says the head of the foundation paying for the work. A Carmel paramedic has been honored for saving the life of a man at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Paul Brocchini reports that the real estate market in Silicon Valley has really heated up, and the Monterey Peninsula may not be far behind. We have an impressive special section with the winners of the 2012 Golden Pine Cones that's not only a guide the best local businesses, service providers and recreation opportunities, but also practically an encyclopedia of local culture. And my editorial gives you a voting guide for state and local measures on the Nov. 6 ballot.

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