A preview of the October 6, 2017,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

October 6 - 12, 2017

Dear Readers,

When you're wishing you had a plastic straw for your next tasty beverage, don't try to get one in Carmel, because they'll soon be banned, along with plastic knives, forks and the like. The city's ban will be one of the first in the country. Mary Schley reports.

Things are about to change big-time in Big Sur, with the opening of the new Pfeiffer Creek Bridge, now set for next Friday. Kelly Nix has that one.

The miracle of "new water" -- courtesy of the conservation and flood control programs Clint Eastwood put in place at the former Odello artichoke fields -- is about to come to an end, because the water is just about used up. Mary Schley has the details.

One of the victims of the Las Vegas massacre is a former Monterey Peninsula resident. Congressman Jimmy Panetta is responding to the tragedy by adding his voice to a call for banning "bump stocks." The city council has decided not to allow marijuana businesses or outdoor grows in town. With the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I coming up, the Memorial Arch on Ocean Avenue will be getting a facelift. We have one of our fascinating "In Your Dreams" special sections for you, offering an inside peek at some of the Monterey Peninsula's most spectacular homes. And my editorial says even vehement political disputes are usually just a matter of finding consensus between extremes.

As always, I invite you to send me any questions, comments or concerns about our newspaper, and to contact me if you need help making the most of it on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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