A preview of the June 8, 2018, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 8 - 14, 2018

Dear Readers,

A deputy city clerk has been fired for misappropriating funds, and she's the same person who was kept on the payroll despite a 2013 conviction for food stamp fraud and three bankruptcies. Mary Schley reports.

A woman who bizarrely tried to drive her SUV onto the beach last week, only to be immobilized by the sand, is facing a whole bunch of charges. Mary Schley has that one, too.

Despite his opponent's dirty campaign tricks, supervisor John Phillips was re-elected by a solid majority Tuesday. Kelly Nix has the details.

Another candidate has declared for mayor, and he's someone you haven't seen around city hall much. The city council made no changes when they approved a $25.5 million budget for next year. Another daredevil jumped from the Bixby Bridge this week, and this time the illegal stunt was captured by a passerby with a camera. Emergency fencing has gone up in Pacific Grove to protect the nest of a rare bird from hordes of pedestrians passing nearby. Cal Am's pipeline bridge over Highway 68 is almost finished. We have a special section for you, "In Your Dreams," featuring some of the Monterey Peninsula's most interesting homes, including a mansion on 17 Mile Drive whose former owners you may remember from their ads on late-night TV. And my editorial looks forward to the city's election in November, which promises to be quite a contest.

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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