A preview of the December 26, 2014,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Dec. 26, 2014 - Jan. 1, 2015

Dear Readers,

The whole town is hoping the Forest Theater will reopen before too many weeks have gone by in the New Year, and a couple of major events to help make that happen are underway. Mary Schley reports.

An elephant seal paid a holiday visit to Carmel Beach this week, causing astonishment among beachgoers and startling one visitor right out of her chair. Mary has that story, too, plus an update on how the city is dealing with the remaining damage from the big storms of the past two weeks.

A baker from Stanislaus County has filed a lawsuit claiming he was illegally excluded from the farmers market. Kelly Nix has those details.

An ambitious new plan to create a series of hiking trails on the dunes of the former Fort Ord is afoot. Chris Counts has the story.

One local city has decided it's OK for the homeless to sleep in cars. The owner of a landmark building reneged on an agreement to sell it, the would-be buyer says. If you'd like to be a city clerk, Carmel has an opening. A Carmel Valley resident is headed for the swimming hall of fame. And my editorial says the city's proposed fire-ring ordinance could be beneficial not only for the beach environment, but also for the social environment of the town. 

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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