A preview of the November 4, 2016,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

November 4 - 11, 2016

Dear Readers,

If you were there, you'll want to relive it, and if you weren't, you'll want to know what all the fuss was about, and that's why we have extensive coverage of Carmel's centennial celebration last weekend, including a front-page layout and a full page inside of color photos. Also: VIP reaction to the city-wide revelry, a first-hand account of what it was like to walk in the parade, and an editorial explaining what it all meant, especially in terms of the national turmoil we're going through. Mary Schley, Jerry Gervase and I wrote the stories, and Michael Troutman and Kerry Belser took the excellent photographs.

Speaking of election day turmoil, even our congressional race was roiled this week by accusations of improper campaign contributions. Kelly Nix has that one.

There was a heartbreaking postscript to the parade the very next day, when a fire extensively damaged a house and took the life of a dog who was a parade participant. Mary Schley has that one.

In news you've heard before: Yet another attempt to halt the Cal Am desal test well has failed in court. Kelly Nix has the story.

The city council decided this week that mixing isn't allowed in city hall. A long-debated home proposed for San Antonio Street has finally been OK'd. A major improvement project at the Lodge at Pebble Beach is making rapid progress. The Monterey County District Attorney is speaking out against a ballot initiative that would let thousands of criminals out of prison. Vacation rentals are on the front burner in Del Monte Forest. Real Estate prices having been rising rapidly, but can the trend continue? And my editorial, as I said above, explains what the centennial celebration means during a time when politics at the national level has gone nuts.

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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