A preview of the September 6, 2013,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

September 6 - 12, 2013

Dear Readers,

It's another one of those classic NIMBY moments: Residents of a modest Pacific Grove neighborhood turned out in force at a public meeting Thursday to express their outrage at a Pebble Beach Co. plan to build 24 units of workforce housing near them. Kelly Nix reports.

A large metal dinosaur that suddenly turned up in a Carmel front yard is also getting a lot of attention -- most of it favorable. But the dinosaur needs a permit, and no one knows if the city fathers will let it have one. Kelly has that story, too.

An injured condor that was nursed back to health but can no longer fly is serving as a fundraising ambassador for its species. Chris Counts has the details.

The city's 9/11 memorial, including a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, will be unveiled Wednesday. The classic Corvette stolen during Concours week has been recovered, but the thieves messed it up quite a bit. We have another amazing report, with great photos, from Burning Man, and how one local couple fell in love there. An aggrieved pet owner has won a court case against the vet who was caring for it when it died. And my editorial has the perfect solution for anybody who's frustrated with state environmental laws and the legislature's unwillingness to make them workable.

In case you missed it, on Tuesday your humble Pine Cone was prominently featured in the Los Angeles Times. The writer, Robin Abcarian, is one of the paper's most respected columnists.

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