A preview of the February 21, 2014,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

February 21 - 27, 2014

Dear Readers,

In one of the most shocking crimes against wildlife you ever heard of, somebody shot and killed three California sea otters off Asilomar Beach, and law enforcement is asking for the public's help in finding the bastard who did it. Kelly Nix reports.

On another local beach, yet another small boat used by smugglers to bring drugs into the United States was found Saturday. We have that report, and an on-the-spot photo.

A woman who was swept out to sea last weekend has her life back thanks to the heroic efforts of lots of people. Kelly has that one, too

A local skier's Olympic event took place Thursday morning in Russia. The sport is a really dangerous one, and she took a couple of bad falls. Chris has the results and her reaction.

A small well to test the water at the site of the proposed desal plant has finally been drilled. A prominent downtown building has been red-tagged because of dangerous wiring and unstable walls. Carmel has now been officially recognized as less conducive to love than Paris or Venice, but more so than any other city on Earth. And my editorial notes that, besides being romantic, Carmel is also one of the most healthful places on the planet to live, and recommends you enjoy the beautiful air we have instead of trying to avoid it.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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