A preview of the November 8, 2013,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Nov. 8 - 14, 2013

Dear Readers,

After putting requests for public records in the hands of the city attorney instead of an outside firm, the City of Carmel released a passel of previously secret emails between Barbara Livingston and city officials. The result: Everybody's wondering why the city kept them hidden in the first place. Mary Schley reports.

Competing ballot measures over the future of Fort Ord both lost in Tuesday's election. Kelly Nix explains what that means.

There were two shocking crimes in Carmel this week: Armed gang members from Castroville held up a downtown jewelry store Wednesday morning, but were quickly apprehended. On Halloween, a suspected rapist led cops on a high-speed chase from Carmel to the Highlands before he was caught, too. Both cases are apparently examples of outstanding police work, and Mary Schley has the dramatic details.

A popular hot spring in the Big Sur backcountry is being trashed (literally) by hikers who supposedly love it. Our Big Sur expert, Chris Counts, reports.

The would-be developer of a big, oceanfront parcel on Cannery Row has sued the coastal commission for not giving him a permit. A Carmel Valley surgeon is getting credit for inventing an easier and cheaper type of denture. Mayor Jason Burnett offers a commentary to explain what's going on with all the firings and investigations of municipal employees. And my editorial explains why the results on measures K and M give one new hope about the wisdom of voters.

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