A preview of the April 8, 2016, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

April 8 - 14, 2016

Dear Readers,

Election day is upon us, and while candidates are making their last-minute pitches to voters, they're also offering up predictions about how well they'll do, and why. Our city hall reporter nonpareil, Mary Schley, has the story.

With Jason Burnett presiding over his final city council meeting Tuesday, the council adopted new rules for beach fires which favor propane but leave an opening for wood. (Since an election is coming right up, the decision, of course, could soon be reversed.) Mary has that story, too.

Two activists against a hotel project near Cannery Row have been caught red-handed stealing campaign signs. Kelly Nix has that one.

The woman who came very close to drowning at Carmel Beach last weekend is describing in remarkable detail what the experience -- and especially the brutal recovery -- was like. Mary Schley has the details.

Cal Am's desal test well may get a quick OK for a restart. A meeting about who will use the renovated Forest Theater had to be stopped in its tracks because of an apparent conflict of interest. A very talented student at a local high school is on her way again to a national equestrian competition. A beloved author of children's books is about to celebrate a truly noteworthy birthday. And, if you're feeling anxious about politics and the future of the Monterey Peninsula, my editorial has some advice: Don't panic.

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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