A preview of the October 30, 2015,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2015




Dear Readers,

The county board of supervisors slammed the door on the Carmel Canine Center Tuesday, rejecting a permit for the center on an 5-0 vote. And before the vote, several supervisors pointedly criticized the planning commission for approving it. Chris Counts reports.

After being shut down for five months, the desal test well in Marina was restarted Tuesday. Is this a hopeful sign for our water supply? Everybody certainly hopes so, because, as Jason Burnett observed this week, besides all its other threatening consequences, our continuing water shortage could influence a decision about whether the NPS and DLI are able to stay put. Kelly Nix has both stories.

The sheriff says it won't be until the middle of next year that he'll be able to restore overnight patrols in Pebble Beach and Carmel Valley. Kelly Nix also has that one.

Dave Potter had a meeting with Massy Mehdipour last week to discuss the county's plan to require her to "mothball" her home near Cypress Point. An appellate court has reaffirmed the murder conviction of Jacobo Ruelas. Two rare fish washed ashore in Monterey Bay last weekend. A public meeting on the future of Sunset Center generated some rather unusual ideas. This week we reveal the winners of the 2015 Golden Pine Cones -- if you only want the best, don't miss the special section. And my editorial points out that even the rich have the right to claim at least minimal services from the government in exchange for all the taxes they pay.

As always, I am available to respond to questions, comments or concerns, and to offer advice about how best to read our newspaper on your computer, smartphone or iPad.

Paul Miller, Publisher
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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