A preview of the November 2, 2018,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

November 2 - 8, 2018


Dear Readers,

Election day is just a few days away, and while everybody is looking forward to a friendly community gathering Tuesday night to hear the results, there is also some last-minute mud being slung. Mary Schley reports.

The Ocean Avenue skincare shop accused by a Southern California woman of scamming her out of $40,000 says not only were the products it sold her legit, the woman bought them knowingly and willingly. Mary Schley has that one, too.

A Big Sur river is running free tonight, thanks to Herculean efforts to clear a logjam. And that's not a metaphor. Chris Counts has the details.

Advocates for local ballot measures say they'll be making increased efforts to get your votes during the campaign's final days. Monterey County may have spent millions on Medi-Cal benefits for people who weren't eligible. Supervisor Mary Adams says she'd like to be appointed to the California Coastal Commission, even as her chief of staff is vying for a seat on the water board. A group of Pebble Beach neighbors is suing to stop a new home from being built in their super-exclusive enclave. Somebody stole an old windmill (which is not a headline we've had before). The city is stepping up efforts to get legal short-term rentals to pay their taxes. Carmel High's football team this season could be the best ever. And my editorial offers some very well thought-out suggestions for ways our little village can get back to being internationally envied.

Paul Miller, Publisher
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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