A preview of the August 16, 2013,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

August 16 - 22, 2013

Dear Readers,

While the Monterey Peninsula fills with classic cars, the news keeps piling up, too.

Another thing that's piling up: Legal bills at city hall. But information about what they're for is extremely scarce. Mary Schley has that story.

The California Public Utilities Commission held a public hearing at Sunset Center this week, but was what the public had to say more than the usual, unhelpful complaints? Kelly Nix has that one.

The Monterey Airport will finally have a chance to make essential safety improvements, thanks to a settlement in a lawsuit brought by environmental activists. But the settlement is very costly. Kelly Nix has that one, too.

A tree fell across Highway 68 Wednesday morning and landed right on a car. No one was hurt, thank goodness, and (despite all odds) the car also didn't happen to be a priceless antique. A bizarre lawsuit is pitting one local theater group against another. Most of the local races on the November ballot have drawn only one candidate. An attempted murder suspect was nabbed Tuesday right downtown. We have another impressive special section about all the classic car events coming up. And my editorial explains why, despite the fact that all those cars are wonderful, it's OK to love the car you already have.

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