A preview of the March 8, 2019, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

March 1 - 7, 2019


Dear Readers,

Those infamous short-term rentals may not be illegal in downtown Carmel — but they should be, the city council decided this week. Mary Schley reports.

Good news for residents and visitors to Pebble Beach: The gate shack smashed to bits by a pine tree in mid-February will be rebuilt by the end of the month. Kelly Nix has that one.

The man who supposedly disappeared from Monastery Beach last week probably faked his own death and is due in court in Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday on multiple sex offenses. Think he’ll show up? Mary Schley has the details.

We are getting record rainfall (no surprise there). Assemblyman Mark Stone says it’s unfair for state prisoners to be on the hook for even a small co-pay for their medical, dental and vision care. Three county supervisors were in Washington D.C. this week for a series of high-level meetings. Speaking of supervisors, Jane Parker has announced her retirement and has already endorsed a successor for next year’s election. The city will ask voters to extend a sales tax they approved in 2012. A planned expansion of the police station has been scaled back. While the search for a new city attorney gets underway, two of the lawyers already on the job will be retained. If you think you might need an ambulance sometime soon, you’ll want to read our story about proposed new limits on where they can go. The SPCA has filed a lawsuit to finally get the money a woman left in her will. A champion high school pole vaulter has her eyes set on new heights at Stanford. And my editorial says the idea that government should come to the rescue of local news media is looney tunes.

Paul Miller, Publisher
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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