A preview of the November 15, 2013,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Nov. 15 - 21, 2013

Dear Readers,

It turns out that our beautiful beaches aren't only good for sunning and surfing. They're also perfect for landing small boats full of contraband, and that's exactly what drug runners from Mexico or Central America apparently did on Monastery Beach this week. Mary Schley reports.

When the city's assistant administrator resigned two weeks ago, she made some rather shocking accusations against higher ups in city hall. Mary has that one, too.

A important test well for the Monterey Peninsula's badly needed desal plant is being delayed (surprise!) by bureaucrats bearing red tape and a shore bird looking for a place to nest. Kelly Nix has that story.

A popular downtown restaurant will be allowed to keep its counter service, but only because it's also making disabled access easier to tables. Voters in Pebble Beach received incorrect ballots in last week's election, and the error could affect the outcome in a school board election. A prince and princess from Spain visited the Mission Wednesday, and barely avoided making an embarrassing faux pas (literally). And my editorial bursts some very popular misconceptions about important historic figures, and about our very own Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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