A preview of the March 23, 2018,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

March 23 - 29, 2018

Dear Readers,

All across the country, teachers and administrators are assessing campus safety -- including right here on the Monterey Peninsula. Mary Schley and Kelly Nix report what's being done to increase security at local schools, and whether it's enough.

When a sheriff's deputy patrolling Mid-Valley spotted a car that was linked to a rash of car break-ins, she had no idea she'd also found the burglar and a large amount of loot. Mary Schley has that story, too.

A "Dreamer" from Salinas is planning to plead guilty to smuggling people across the border. Will he be deported? Kelly Nix has that one.

A hearing on short-term rentals in upscale parts of Monterey County drew a crowd that was in a fighting mood. Police officers used a shotgun loaded with beanbags to subdue a man on Rio Road who may have been planning suicide by cop. The city council has decided to reconsider a planning commission thumbs down on bike rentals in town. Cal Am is asking people who signed a petition calling for a takeover of the company to reconsider. Carmel High's lacrosse coach says smart kids make the best athletes. Three days of unique events are planned next week to celebrate Doris Days' 96th birthday. And my editorial explains why government-owned projects cost so much, and so do things the government helps private citizens pay for.

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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