A preview of the June 3, 2016, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 3 - 9, 2016

Dear Readers,

The Carmel City Council is at full strength, now that the four elected members have unanimously picked 30-year resident Carolyn Hardy to join them. Kelly Nix reports why they made the choice, and what Hardy says she'll bring to the council.

Bernie Sanders drew a big crowd to his campaign rally in front of Colton Hall in Monterey Tuesday evening. Will the turnout make any difference in the results of next week's primary? Kelly Nix has that one, too.

Speaking of the election Tuesday, a supervisorial candidate insists the attacks she's made against her opponent are true, even though at least two of the biggest ones definitely aren't. Kelly Nix also has that story.

An ambitious state parks plan for parkland around Point Lobos has drawn a negative response from local residents. Chris Counts has that one. He also has the details about a law enforcement crackdown on illegal camping in Big Sur.

PG&E has been hit with another big fine, this time for losing track of where its pipelines are. The Big Sur Land Trust is raising money to buy parkland in Salinas. Conservation groups don't like the county's role in a federal program to control the coyote population. The Forest Theater has officially reopened. And my editorial compliments you, our readers, for your intelligence and common sense, and explains the role that plays in our endorsement policy.

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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