A preview of the May 13, 2016, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

May 13 - 19, 2016





Dear Readers,

The entire Monterey Peninsula -- not to mention every part of the water-starved California coast -- has been on pins and needles for months waiting to see if the desal slant well being tested in the Marina Dunes would work. After extensive testing, Cal Am said this week the answer is definitely yes. Kelly Nix reports.

Two of the biggest events of Concours Week shouldn't be hit with the usual permit fees when they take place in downtown Carmel next August, the new city council decided. Mary Schley has that story.

The five candidates for Congress representing the Peninsula have staked out positions on illegal immigration and the border. Kelly Nix has that one, too.

The executive director of the Bach Festival has announced that she'll be leaving after this year's festival. Mary Schley has the details.

The debate over short-term rentals in Big Sur hinges on what the region's land use plan means -- which turns out to be in the eye of the beholder. A proposed market at Seventh and Dolores doesn't fit the city's zoning code, so the council put off a decision on whether to allow it. A Big Sur pioneer who passed away in March is being honored for her remarkable legacy. And my editorial explains why not only do fences make good neighbors, they make good borders.

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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