A preview of the August 22, 2014,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

August 22 - 28, 2014

Dear Readers,

As part of its new program of openness to the public, city hall has launched its own web news service, which the city administrator promises will keep citizens informed about "everything happening in our community." Mary Schley reports.

The Pebble Beach affordable housing project is back in the headlines this week, with the P.G. city council officially deciding it's against it -- at least, where it's presently located. Kelly Nix has that one.

A woman had to be rescued from an overturned SUV on Carpenter Street Tuesday after it veered to avoid a collision with another vehicle. Mary has the details.

We have two front-page stories from Big Sur: The teenager who fell from a cliff and died Aug. 13 has been identified. She was rock climbing with no safety equipment, the sheriff said. And a local man who disappeared while hiking has still not been found. Chris Counts has both stories.

The father of a young man who killed six people near Santa Barbara last May made a dramatic appearance at a fund raiser for mental health in Pebble Beach last week. I have that byline.

The mystery of how the Ocean Avenue median lights were turned off has been solved. Shopkeepers who booked the parking spaces in front of their stores during Concours Week were chagrined to find out they needed a separate permit to put red carpet on them. Pacific Grove decided bicyclists should have sole possession of the paved portions of the rec trail in that city. A dispute over who owns a popular Big Sur wedding spot has all sorts of implications. And my editorial praises the city for starting its own news site -- if it does it right.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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