A preview of the February 9, 2018,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

February 9 - 15, 2018

Dear Readers,

A Monterey County 'Dreamer' has been arrested trying to smuggle illegal immigrants into Arizona. Will his arrest affect the national debate about DACA? Kelly Nix reports.

More accusations of bullying and threats are hitting Mayor Steve Dallas, this time from a prominent restaurateur in town. Mary Schley has that one.

The Chowchilla kidnapper who insists he isn't running businesses from prison has been sued by a south county man who says he was injured working in the kidnapper's gold mine. Kelly Nix has that story, too.

The city council has given a downtown restaurant a deadline for getting its garbage enclosure out of a city park. Speaking of restaurants, there's a move afoot to assess a city-wide marketing fee on meals. The roundabout that's making traffic jams easier has a final price tag: $10 million. It will still be legal to have fires on Carmel Beach -- at least for a while -- but only if you use a "smoke-less" fire pit. PacRep is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a controversial musical. Carmel High's girls basketball team is showing remarkable fortitude in its drive for the playoffs. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am has gotten underway in perfect conditions -- and with smiles all around. We have complete coverage, including a colorful special section. And, for the benefit of residents and visitors alike, my editorial takes a look at the blessings and the curse of life on the Monterey Peninsula.

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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