A preview of the August 1, 2014,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

August 1 - 8, 2014

Dear Readers,

Responding to the growing demand for the resignation of city administrator Jason Stilwell, mayor Jason Burnett is acknowledging the widespread discontent with city hall, but also criticizing the petition that's circulating for Stilwell's departure, and defending the city administrator's job performance. Meanwhile, numerous community leaders are having their say. Mary Schley has the story.

Former IT manager Steve McInchak got back the property seized from his house 14 months ago, and his attorney is explaining why the city chose last week to announce that McInchak would not be charged.

Several large tanks containing liquid methane gas parked near Carmel High are causing consternation among nearby residents. Chris Counts reports.

Corruption charges have been leveled against some employees of the Monterey public works department. Negotiations over the water that will be used to supply the Monterey Peninsula's desal plant have broken down -- again. A 1950s home in Pebble Beach has qualified for designation as an "historic resource." A bizarre court fight is underway over ownership of a Carmel Valley school. Condors are being seen in the skies over Carmel, thanks to some yummy dead calves. And my editorial nominates a Silicon Valley venture capitalist to join a former Carmel mayor in the lawsuit hall of fame.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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