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

March 3 - 9, 2017

Dear Readers,

Harrison Memorial Library may be one of Carmel's most historic and best loved buildings, but a consultant says its usefulness as a library is past, and it's time for it to be converted to a community center. Will the city council go along? Mary Schley reports.

The family of a bulldozer operator killed fighting last summer's Soberanes Fire says the State of California is to blame, and has filed suit to try to prove it. Kelly Nix has that one.

Brilliant blue skies have returned to Monterey County, but Big Sur still has a host of storm-related problems to cope with, including blocked roads, destroyed buildings, and a shortage of supplies. Chris Counts has a wrap-up. And the monks at the Camoldoli Hermitage are finding out that it's possible to be too cut-off from society. Elaine Hesser has that one.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta says President Trump's speech to Congress Tuesday night was "divisive and dangerous." State Senator Bill Monning explains why he thinks one of his colleagues' criticisms of Tom Hayden went too far. A Cachagua man has been arrested in the death of his infant son. A woman who has a long record of lawsuits and complaints is accused of ripping off several more people at her Pebble Beach rental. We have a special section for you, "In Your Dreams," full of colorful stories about interesting and historic Carmel-area homes. And my editorial takes a look at "fake news" on both sides of the political aisle.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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