A preview of the February 3, 2017,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

February 3, 2017

Dear Readers,

With the AT&T Pro-Am about to get underway, one of the most distinctive and familiar mansions on the Pebble Beach golf course caught fire Wednesday and was only saved from complete destruction because of a Herculean effort by firefighters. Mary Schley reports.

Those annoying hawkers at skincare businesses on Ocean Avenue have finally been cited for violating city ordinances, and one of the businesses could even be required to close. Mary Schley has that story, too.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta and the Monterey County Board of Supervisors were unanimous this week that President Donald Trump's order temporarily halting travel to the U.S. from seven countries was racist and xenophobic, and even similar to the internment of Japanese during World War II. Kelly Nix has that one.

We have a special section for you this week with all the essential ticketing and scheduling information, along with plenty of colorful features, you'll need to make the most of the upcoming AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Plus, Chris Counts has the story of one of the most famous shots in the history of the Pro-Am, and how it almost killed a movie star and then became a poster.

The EIR for the hotly contested teardown of a Pebble Beach home is about to come out. Yet another Carmel Valley development project is under the microscope. The local real estate market really boomed during 2016 -- and we have the statistics to show just how much. One of the Monterey Peninsula's most accomplished restaurateurs has quite an interesting past. And my editorials explain why the flood danger in Carmel Valley must not be taken lightly, especially if the earth is warming up, and ask everybody not to use fake history to make a point about the importance of immigration to the United States.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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