A preview of the June 13, 2014, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 13 - 19, 2014

Dear Readers,

The former county water official who received a 270-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to conflict of interest and fraud charges has filed a federal lawsuit claiming county supervisors and Cal Am violated his civil rights by reassuring him that he wasn't breaking any laws and then turning their backs when he got in trouble. Kelly Nix reports.

The city council decided to spend $24 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1. Mary Schley has some of the details of what that money will be spent on.

A man who committed two murders in Carmel Valley three decades ago has finally been sentenced for his crimes. The sentence was death, however, so, of course, it will be decades more before he's actually punished. Mary has that one, too.

Fishing boats have been crowding into Monterey Bay to take advantage of the proliferation of squid there. Students at River School have created a surprisingly beautiful mural out of plastic bottles caps. If you'd like to take over the food and beverage concession at Sunset Center, now's your chance. We have a special section featuring beautiful and unique local homes. And my editorial surveys the sorry saga of the city's investigation of Steve McInchak, which has now gone on for a full year without any resolution

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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