A preview of the December 30, 2016,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Dec. 30, 2016 - Jan. 5, 2017, 2016

Dear Readers,

Most of the bills have come in for the year's Centennial Celebration, and the total for taxpayers (so far) comes to $107,000. Mary Schley has the breakdown.

Pebble Beach homeowners who are determined to rent out their oceanfront property on a short-term basis are taking their fight to the court of appeals. Kelly Nix has that one.

A wildlife advocacy group says the county should stop opening the Carmel River Lagoon every year on an "emergency" basis. In other words, the county should have to get a permit, like everybody else. Chris Counts has that story.

A diver died off Carmel Point Tuesday before he even began his dive. And since he was just 33 years old, the question is, why? Mary Schley has the sad details.

We have a look back at a 1991 report about what Carmel would be like today. A former employee of Earthbound Farm is being sued for allegedly giving company secrets to a competitor. More financial clouds are hanging over Pacific Grove's Project Bella. A peripatetic pig had a nice reunion with his family for Christmas. And my editorial expresses hope that our new congressman, Jimmy Panetta, who takes office Tuesday, will be an independent voice, and not a party factotum, once he gets to Washington.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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