A preview of the June 7, 2013, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 7 - 13, 2013

Dear Readers,

By now you've probably heard about the $2.5 million fine the coastal commission levied against Internet billionaire Sean Parker for the elaborate construction he did without permits for his wedding last Saturday. But did you know the commission, which can be fiercely punitive against ordinary property owners who don't follow the rules, had plenty of notice he was breaking the law and did nothing to stop him? Kelly Nix reports.

Clint Eastwood, the Big Sur Land Trust and Monterey County are teaming up to alleviate the ever-present flood danger along the lower stretches of the Carmel River. I have that story.

Carmel Valley residents sounded off at a public hearing last week against a proposed dog recreation park. Are they overreacting? Chris Counts has that one.

One of the tornado chasers killed recently in Oklahoma was a 1986 Carmel High grad. Mary Schley tells why and how it happened.

A venture capitalist from England paid big money for a landmark house on Scenic Road. A large number of cats rescued from a hoarder have been put up for adoption. The city council decided now isn't the time to pass a law against something police say has never happened in town. And my editorial explains why sometimes a news story doesn't have to include "both sides."

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