A preview of the July 19, 2013, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

July 19 - 25, 2013

Dear Readers,

As Cal Am, the PUC, local mayors and the water management district inch forward toward getting a new water supply project for the Monterey Peninsula, one of the big questions is, "How much will it cost?" This week, the mayors said they're taking a hard line about public financing and interest rates that could save as much as $100 million for consumers. Kelly Nix has the details.

The proposed hiking trail along California's entire coast promises to be very popular, but raises difficult questions, such as, "Where will everybody spend the night while they're hiking through Carmel Highlands and Big Sur?" Chris Counts reports.

The Carmel City Council takes the right of way along city streets very seriously, and doesn't want homeowners landscaping it, putting in steps, or otherwise using it for private purposes without following the rules. Mary Schley has that one.

A prominent Salinas Valley farmer adamantly denies allegations that he assaulted a UFW organizer. A house in Pebble Beach designed by one of the world's most famous architects is for sale. Black bears are to be counted in an upcoming county-wide census. And my editorial explains why the public hates the media, but can't do without it anyway.

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