A preview of the August 23, 2013,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

August 23 - 29, 2013

Dear Readers,

This year's Concours Week had the most events and was the biggest success, but that also meant it drew the largest crowds and caused the most problems. Local political leaders are asking, "How do we manage success?" and Mary Schley has the story about their plans for the future, when the crowds are likely to be even bigger.

Something else that was new this year during the Concours: At least four classic cars were brazenly stolen. Mary has that story, too.

After years of controversy, the tear-down of San Clemente Dam got under way Monday. Chris Counts has that one.

Could the radio waves from a cell phone tower harm Monarch butterflies? Some activists say, "definitely," but one local city council approved a new cell tower anyway. Kelly Nix has the details.

A hawk whose wing was broken when he was shot has made a remarkable recovery (the X-ray of his injury is particularly interesting). The proponent of a dog park in Carmel Valley says no EIR is needed for her proposal. After our humorous story last week about a tree crashing onto a Prius, some people actually thought we were in favor of trees smashing hybrids ... they expressed themselves in highly indignant letters to the editor, of which we print quite a few. And my editorial points out that Charles Dickens really was onto something about California in the 21st century when he said, "The law is an ass."

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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