A preview of the June 27, 2014, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 27 - July 3, 2014

Dear Readers,

Gathering with friends around a campfire on the beach may be a traditional and iconic Carmel experience, but because of cinders, smoke and other problems, there should be a lot more restrictions on how people do it, according to the city's beach and forest commission. Mary Schley reports.

A man riding a bicycle in Carmel Valley was killed by a passing 83-year-old motorist Saturday. Mary has that one, too.

The effort to overturn a generous pension plan enacted by a local city 12 years ago has been stopped in its tracks by a judge. Kelly Nix has that story.

Part of the fine imposed on a Silicon Valley mogul for staging an elaborate Big Sur wedding last year without permits may go toward planning a trail along the coast. Chris Counts has that one.

The expensive restrooms debated and studied so long for the south end of Carmel Beach are finally under construction. If you have an opinion about the farmers market moving to Devendorf Park, the city council wants to hear from you. Next year's senior prom for Carmel High will take place 75 miles north, at the new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers. And my editorial takes a look at what may be the only way to get Congress to be more careful about taxing and spending your money.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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