A preview of the April 26, 2013,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

April 26 - May 2, 2013

Dear Readers,

Last week we reported that snowy plovers are in the way of the Monterey Peninsula's proposed desal plant, and this week it's Salinas Valley farmers who are blocking progress toward getting the plant built -- or even planned. Kelly Nix reports.

The Coast Guard had to use helicopters to rescue the crew of a tugboat that sank off Pt. Sur last Wednesday. Chris Counts has the story.

About 400 participants in the ill-fated Boston Marathon will be running the Big Sur Marathon Sunday. Chris Counts reports about the obstacles they face, and their determination to overcome them.

The City of Carmel suddenly cancelled contracts with its fire inspector and plan checker, leading to questions about how those services are going to be provided. Mary Schley has that one.

Nader Agha is demanding an apology from a water district official who, according to Agha, disrespected his Moss Landing water project. A downtown jewelry store is suing a customer over a $12,000 watch. Work has begun on a new kids pool at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. We have a special section about upcoming summer activities all over the Monterey Peninsula. And my editorial explains why almost everything you've probably read about the Miranda warning is wrong.

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