A preview of the June 12, 2015, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 12 - 18, 2015

Dear Readers,

When a major fire broke out at a downtown gallery Saturday night, firefighters rushed not only to put out the fire, but also to save more than $1 million of art. And passersby helped. Mary Schley has our report.

If Carmel allowed homeowners to use artificial turf in their yards, would that be the end of the town? Some people think so. Mary has that story, too.

The state says we all have to save eight percent more water -- but considering how little water we use now, is that even possible? Kelly Nix asks local water experts, including Mayor Jason Burnett, for the answer.

Planning director Rob Mullane is moving to the public works department. If you've seen a bear in Carmel Valley lately, you're not alone. A very rare bird has been nesting on the rocky shore of Monterey Bay. We have two compelling obits: One about a legendary protector of trees, and the other about a renowned lover of bees. A close friend of John Madden tells how he got that way without even caring about football. And my editorial says that to really understand how much water the Monterey Peninsula has saved, you have to look back at least 25 years.

Thank you for your interest in The Pine Cone. As always, I am available to respond to your questions, comments or concerns, and to offer advice about how best to read it on your computer, smartphone or iPad.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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