A preview of the January 1, 2016,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

January 1 - 7, 2016

Dear Readers,

Steve Dallas has launched his campaign for mayor, and he's not being shy about why he thinks he's the best man for the job. Mary Schley has the story.

Meanwhile, the outgoing mayor, Jason Burnett, says he has $25,000 left over from his 2014 campaign, which he'd like to return to the people who donated it. Mary Schley has that one, too.

When it opened in 1984, the Monterey Bay Aquarium transformed Cannery Row, and now the aquarium is ready to get permits for its next ambitious project: an education center, also on the row. Kelly Nix has that one.

The legal battle over Dametra restaurant has taken another step forward, with its owners denying claims from their landlord that they cheated her. A sand mining operation is being investigated for causing erosion on the shores of Monterey Bay. Carmel Valley's most famous missing Santa is finally back home. A local veteran of the U.S. Marines is trying to do some good for the people of the country where he fought. We have a look back at local New Year's resolutions made in the last century. And my editorial examines some very common superstitions, and expresses hope that at least one of them is fading.

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

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