A preview of the February 15, 2013,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

February 15 - 21, 2013







Dear Readers,

We landed in the middle of a controversy we never expected with our coverage last week of a racy party at a downtown restaurant. A Monterey attorney went so far as to ask a judge to order the removal of our papers from the streets. That's certainly never happened before! We have a follow-up story by Kelly Nix, an editorial and a front page "clarification."

Pebble Beach businessman Scott Salyer's downfall is complete and he'll spend six years in federal prison after being sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento. The hearing included several fascinating debates and surprising revelations, and I was there.

In a major triumph for sound public policy, the water board recommended this week that the new desal plant (if it's ever built) be big enough to supply a little new water for lots of record and other essential uses. Kelly reports that one, too.

A jewelry store at the mouth of Carmel Valley was brazenly robbed last Friday by two men pretending to be utility workers looking for a gas leak. Speaking of Carmel Valley, county supervisors have decided to lower a development cap there, settling a lawsuit from environmentalists over the county's new general plan. And a quick trip to the Monterey Peninsula Thursday by two former presidents included a surprise visit to a local store -- and one of them even spent quite a bit of money there.

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Paul Miller, Publisher
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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