A preview of the October 11, 2013,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Oct. 11 - 17, 2013

Dear Readers,

The announcement last week that donations were needed immediately for the proposed Veteran's Cemetery at Fort Ord brought a very impressive response, according to Mayor Jason Burnett and deputy DA Jimmy Panetta. More contributions are needed, though, and Kelly Nix has the story.

Members of a citizens advisory committee in Pebble Beach said they like the P.B. Co's. proposal for employee housing very much. They just think it should go somewhere else. (Where have we heard that before?) Kelly also has that one.

Should the city force more than a thousand property owners in town to remove improvements they've made in the unpaved public rights-of-way in front of their homes? That was the hot topic at the council meeting this week. Mary Schley has that one.

On Tuesday, The Pine Cone filed a lawsuit against the city to get new planning director Rob Mullane's resume, which the city's lawyer said we could not have because (according to her) it was Mullane's private business. The lawsuit was settled to both side's satisfaction two days later. We have a report.

The Big Sur Jade Festival barely avoided being cancelled because of all the silliness in Washington. Cal Am issued a special call for water conservation after one of its most important wells failed. A prominently displayed statue at Sunset Center is on its way to being sold, and could bring a very handsome price. We have two special sections: One on the Carmel Art and Film Festival, which continues through Sunday, and the other, "In Your Dreams," which takes a close look at some of the Monterey Peninsula's outstanding homes. I have another installment in my series, "Foreign Desk," about my years in network television. This one tells about some of the bizarre wastes of time and money that went on in those days. And my editorial tells you what Measures K and M really mean, and how to keep them straight.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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