A preview of the June 15, 2018, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 15 - 21, 2018

Dear Readers,

Setting up what promises to be a very intriguing race, Mayor Steve Dallas made it official this week: He'll be a candidate for re-election in November. Mary Schley reports.

In a surprise announcement that had to put a smile on the face of anybody who likes to drive the California coast, Caltrans said the one-year-plus closure of Highway 1 through Big Sur will be over toward the end of next month. Chris Counts has that one.

Even as the TV series "Big Little Lies" was setting up for filming outside the police station Thursday, the architect for the pending remodel of the station was considering how to respond to the substantial changes the planning commission asked him to make. Kelly Nix has the details.

The county grand jury has directed some pointed criticism at the way Pacific Grove handled a proposal for a luxury hotel. A prominent Pebble Beach resident is telling a terrible story of how his dog was attacked outside the Beach Club. Opposition is building to Carmel's proposed restaurant improvement district. Cal Am says, thanks to the recent cut in the corporate tax rate, your water bill may actually go down soon. A move is afoot to buy the Carmel Valley airport so it can be preserved as open space. And my editorial says that while the idea of splitting California into three states may sound ridiculous, it's actually not -- especially if you're a Democrat.

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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