A preview of the November 16, 2018,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

November 16 - 22, 2018

Dear Readers,

A family that used a Carmel address to promote two "charities" for the benefit of veterans were actually committing fraud on a major scale, according to an Alameda County jury and the California Attorney General. Kelly Nix reports.

While the state reels from major wildfires, the Big Sur fire brigade is getting credit for rapidly halting a blaze near the Post Ranch Inn. Chris Counts has that one.

With Democrats poised to take control of the House of Representatives, Rep. Jimmy Panetta is talking about the things he hopes the new congress can accomplish. Kelly Nix has that one, too.

The Monterey County Department of Social Services is promising reforms after a study showed it had paid millions in Medi-Cal benefits to people who weren't eligible. The planning commission has rejected the design for a home on Camino Real because the neighbors don't like it. The city's effort to determine which type of Ocean Avenue median lighting the public prefers will continue through the end of the year. A Big Sur engineering firm has gotten the OK to move to new headquarters. Caltrans says it may have to proactively close Highway 1 through slide-prone areas during winter storms. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance raised a record amount for charity this year. "Friendsgiving" is a welcome new trend for servicemembers and students on the Monterey Peninsula. The CHS football team -- and one player in particular -- broke new ground when they won the Shoe Game last Saturday. And my editorial says we've been reminded once again that enforcement of the zoning code is supposed to be for the general good, not just to placate angry neighbors.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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