A preview of the January 11, 2013,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

January 11 - 17, 2013

Dear Readers,

No matter where you live in the Monterey Peninsula, there's a good chance there's enough water right under your feet to take care of your garden, and even to share with your neighbors and perhaps the whole town. Mayor Jason Burnett says tapping some of that water would really help the Monterey Peninsula's water shortage. Kelly Nix reports.

After a tour of the old place, the city council decided this week Flanders Mansion should be leased, not sold. But it attached so many conditions to the lease arrangement, will anybody want to meet them? Mary Schley has that one.

A group of teens was caught drinking at a recent private party, and in response Carmel may enact a law holding the adults responsible if underage drinking takes place at their home. Mary has that one, too.

The planning commission, and the town, gave a very positive reception to plans for an event center at a former bank building. A PUC hearing on Cal Am's plans for a desal plant brought out a big crowd of people who vehemently believe only government can own and operate a water project at a reasonable cost. City officials want to know what you think about all the cypress trees growing at the north end of Carmel Beach. A mountain lion is believed to have dismembered and eaten a deer in one resident's backyard. We have a special section about ways to start the New Year with a healthier lifestyle for you and your family. And my editorial explains why a recent effort to preserve open space in Pebble Beach was done the right way.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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