A preview of the March 8, 2013, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

March 8 - 14, 2013

Dear Readers,

Not far from the town limits there's a county park -- Jacks Peak -- you've probably heard of but never visited. This week, the regional park district suddenly announced plans to take over Jacks Peak Park and make it much more user-friendly by connecting it to Carmel, Carmel Valley and Monterey. Chris Counts reports.

Someone who got it in his mind to explore the treacherous shoreline along Carmel Bay in front of Pebble Beach's most exclusive homes Monday had to be rescued when he fell to the rocks below. Mary Schley has that one.

The city's ordinance allowing live music where alcohol is served has been a big success, and this week the council renewed it on an emergency basis after discovering it had expired more than a year ago. But one local resident sounded a warning about the possibility of "clubs" opening in town. Mary has that one, too.

After suing two former employees last week for allegedly stealing cash receipts, Rich Pepe was sued this week by two different former employees because (so they claim) he cheated them out of their rightful wages and tips. The Carmel Mission is almost ready for the next phase of its extensive renovation. There's an effort underway to make sure kids from the county's lower-income neighborhoods appreciate its scenic wonders. And my editorial explains why California's proposed high-speed rail network will surely never be finished.

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