A preview of the October 28, 2016,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2016

Dear Readers,

It's centennial week in Carmel -- marking the city's founding in 1916 -- and the whole town is worked up about the upcoming festivities, especially the big parade on Ocean Avenue on Saturday. On the front page, we have a sneak peek at some of the elaborate floats that will be in the parade, plus an exclusive interview with Grand Marshal Clint Eastwood, including his reflections on what makes Carmel special enough that he's made it his lifelong home. We also have a colorful special section with complete coverage of the centennial and a look at the events it commemorates.

Carmel police officers will be equipped with body cams by the end of the year. But when, where and how will they use them? Mary Schley reports.

The county approved a new patio and other facilities at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club this week, despite the doomsday objections of a few neighbors. Kelly Nix has that one.

In Carmel Valley, neighbors are feuding over whether some trees should have been trimmed, and whether the trim job, when it was finally done, was a disaster. Kelly Nix reports that story, too.

Carmel High grad Andrew Franks explains what life is like as a kicker in the NFL -- and how hard it is to stay there. Dennis Taylor has that one.

And that's not all: A lawsuit has been filed over a contaminated hot tub at a local health club. Environmentalists are suing Monterey County for cooperating with a federal coyote control program. A downtown gallery owner is facing legal trouble because of a major fire at his gallery last year. A parent at Carmel Middle School says her son has been bullied on his school bus. There was a break in and extensive damage at Hopkins Marine Station Monday night. And my editorial this week wasn't written by me, but by one of my colleagues from 100 years ago.

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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