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

March 28 - April 3, 2014

Dear Readers,

The election for Carmel mayor and two seats on the city council is just a few days away, and the candidates are gathering last-minute supporters and staking out final positions. Mary Schley has the rundown on everything they're promising.

Long after the long-fought-over proliferation of T-shirt shops and art galleries in town, the planning commission decided this week that wine tasting rooms also need to be restricted. Mary has that one, too.

The man killed by the sheriff's department last week in Big Sur turned out to be a dangerous fugitive, but was unarmed when he was killed. Chris Counts has the rundown.

A court fight is underway because ballot arguments in favor of a government takeover of Cal Am are misleading, according to opponents. Three men who robbed a downtown jewelry store last November did it to gain status in their Mexican gang, prosecutors say. A lawsuit has been filed by one local city's employees who claim they were promised free golf for life. And my editorial has some more wonderful examples of how not to advocate for your side in a land-use dispute.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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