A preview of the April 11, 2014,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

April 11 - 17, 2014

Dear Readers,

In an election that held little suspense but was important nonetheless, Mayor Jason Burnett was reelected Tuesday, councilmember Carrie Theis was given a full term, and Steve Dallas was elevated from the planning commission to the city council. Mary Schley has the rundown.

Fired building inspector John Hanson joined the list of former employees who will probably sue Carmel and its city manager, Jason Stilwell. Mary has that one, too.

A deal in the works to use some of the ag water from the Odello property at the mouth of the Carmel River for badly needed projects in town has run into strong opposition from local environmentalists. Kelly Nix has the story.

Doris Day made a surprise visit to her 90th birthday party at Quail Lodge Thursday, to the delight and wonderment of her fans. Chris Counts has the details.

A notorious murder suspect from San Jose was nabbed last week thanks to the diligence of Carmel police officers, including a rookie. The hard-working mayor of Pacific Grove, Bill Kampe, had major heart surgery at CHOMP Tuesday. An inn on Carpenter Street may be replaced with 16 new homes, which the developer promises will look like they've been there for decades. Local doctors are collecting plenty of money from Medicare, according to newly released figures from the federal government, but is it too much? We have a special section, "Senior Life," focusing on activities and services for the local over-65 set. And my editorial asks: Who will be the next victim of all the craziness at city hall?

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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