A preview of the February 28, 2014,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

February 28 - March 6, 2014

Dear Readers,

Secrecy at Carmel City Hall has become a statewide issue, with a respected watchdog group accusing the city of "stalling" when it comes to providing data about municipal salaries and pensions. Mary Schley has that story.

Would-be desal developer Nader Agha filed a $10M lawsuit last week against a prominent Monterey PR specialist for allegedly stealing "trade secrets" about Agha's desal projects. Kelly Nix has that one.

The embattled Carmel Canine Center has launched an Internet fundraising campaign to help pay its permit and legal fees. Chris Counts has the details.

The college teacher accused of stealing, and possibly killing, his neighbor's dog admitted his guilt in the case. Kelly Nix also has that story.

With another big storm headed our way, residents all over the Monterey Peninsula -- and especially in Big Sur -- are making preparations. A famously decrepit house on Lincoln Street will be demolished and replaced with something nice -- maybe. A garage fire destroyed two cars Sunday, but was prevented from spreading to the house. The board of supervisors has put off consideration of an ordinance to restrict development on private roads. And my editorial explains why wages for low-skilled workers in the country haven't kept up with growth in the overall economy.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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