A preview of the March 22, 2013,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

March 22 - 28, 2013

Dear Readers,

The Monterey Peninsula has had only two congressmen in 36 years, but that could soon change with the announcement that one member of the next generation of a prominent local family is considering a run to become our next U.S. Rep. And it's not who you think it is. Kelly Nix reports.

Should a school librarian be paid $100,000 a year? And what about a janitor ... is $82K too much? The CUSD is giving many of its employees paychecks like that, and more. Mary Schley has that one.

A controversial firefighting fee levied against rural property owners has been put on hiatus because of billing disputes and a lawsuit. Mary has that one, too.

The P.B. Company was excused from a $130,000 penalty at this week's board of supervisors meeting. Cal Am doesn't think public financing of the desal project is a good idea, but is the company just trying to protect its bottom line? An incredible photo of last week's comet taken from the Big Sur coast also produced a fascinating story of how the photographer got it. This week's letters to the editor include some especially fascinating contributions, including one letter, reacting to last week's editorial about military exercises and their potentional impact on whales, that claims President Dwight Eisenhower was an ardent pacifist. And my editorial (as I am wont to do) takes a look at how the government is supposed to enact laws, and enforce them, and why local government usually produces the best results.

Here at The Pine Cone, we work very hard covering local news, and your interest is much appreciated. Please feel free to email me with your questions, comments or concerns about our newspaper, or about how best to read it on your computer, smartphone or iPad.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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