A preview of the December 9, 2016,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

December 9 - 15, 2016

Dear Readers,

An audit of the books at city hall uncovered lots of problems -- not only with payroll and bank accounts, but with credit cards and gasoline. Mary Schley reports.

Protesters were out in force in Big Sur last weekend, and very quickly got exactly what they were protesting for. We have a can't-miss photo.

If you've been using conserving water because of the drought, be prepared for higher water bills. Huh? Kelly Nix explains.

Discord is hitting a luxury hotel project in Cannery Row. Kelly Nix has that story, too.

After the success of the street dance during the centennial celebration, the city council is supporting the idea of more dances on an annual basis, though its not quite sure where or when. Mary Schley has the details.

More parking in Big Sur is being recommended as a way to alleviate the problems caused by increased tourisn. A bad sewer line has forced a popular bakery to close. A downtown church has a very unusual new organ. Are books for the birds? A literary fundraising program definitely thinks so. We have a special section for you highlighting ways you can give perfect gifts while always shopping local. And my editorial says that hyper-regulation of land uses shouldn't come at the expense of human lives. 

Paul Miller, Publisher

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