A preview of the September 23, 2016,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

September 23 - 29, 2016

Dear Readers,

The future of one of Big Sur's most scenic and valuable properties is once again uncertain as the federal government says it might be willing to sell it. Chris Counts reports.

After steadily moving toward containment, the Soberanes Fires unexpectedly jumped two lines in Upper Carmel Valley this week, raising fears it could start to spread again. Chris Counts has that one, too.

One of the noteworthy Democrats who gave up the idea of running for Congress after Jimmy Panetta entered the race is defending Panetta against accusations that his successful candidacy was only possible because of his famous last name. Kelly Nix has that one.

The owners of a pet pig have been sent an $8,000 bill because they haven't moved him out of town. Kelly Nix has the details.

Four more historic homes will be preserved by their owners, after the city agreed this week to cut their property taxes. Mary Schley reports.

Monterey County will only allow marijuana to be grown in greenhouses -- for now. A "no left turn" policy on Highway 68 has already been implemented. We have a special section for you about some of the successful Women in Business in the Monterey Peninsula. And my editorial says Jimmy Panetta should turn the criticisms leveled at him by Casey Lucius to his advantage.

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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