A preview of the August 9, 2013,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

August 9 - 15, 2013

Dear Readers,

We have a remarkable paper for you this week, full of breaking news and, with Concours Week getting under way, big events. So let's get started ....

A shocking federal lawsuit charges that a former mayor of Pacific Grove died of cancer caused by a drug she was taking to control blood sugar. Kelly Nix has that story.

Monterey schools have told their students -- even the little bitty ones -- that they can't wear clothing to school that shows the California flag. The flag of Mexico is OK, though. Kelly has that one, too.

This week Carmel fired a longtime employee who's also a highly decorated member of the military, and nobody is saying why. Mary Schley reports.

The city council is stepping up penalties for stores that sell cigarettes to minors. A new entrance gate being built at The Lodge is really a "welcoming pavilion," company officials say. A Pebble Beach resident has a remarkable story about escaping from Berlin at the beginning of World War II and finding temporary refugee in China. The Carmel Mission is the latest setting for a classic car event. Of course, we have a comprehensive special section you won't want to miss about the dozens of automotive events happening all over the Monterey Peninsula. And, with some of the country's biggest newspapers selling this week for a pittance, my editorial lays out a sure path for them to get their relevance, and their profits, back.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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