A preview of the June 21, 2013, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 21 - 27, 2013

Dear Readers,

Details are finally coming out about the unprecedented search by police of a city employee's house two weeks ago -- including why they did it and what they were looking for. Mary Schley has that story.

A geyser suddenly erupted on Carmel Valley Road last Friday, but not because of geologic forces deep inside the earth. A lawn mower knocked over a fire hydrant. Chris Counts has that one.

The water management district bitterly denounced a lawsuit filed by taxpayers to stop a user fee that's being collected from property owners. The group filing the suit "broke its word," the water district says. Kelly Nix has that one.

A woman missing for a month turned up in not a very pretty state in a wrecked car off Highway 1 in Big Sur. Pets being "adopted out" to caring families around the Monterey Peninsula turned out to be part of a scam, the SPCA says. A proposed event center for downtown Carmel has water, though it's really hard to figure out how. A shrimp even a Benihana chef wouldn't be able to handle is on display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. And my editorial says Sean Parker and the coastal commission did exactly what anybody would expect them to do when it came to the controversy over his extravagant wedding.

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