A preview of the March 15, 2019,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

March 15 - 21, 2019

Dear Readers,

The city council is poised to extend the city’s ban on short-term rentals to apartment buildings and downtown. But will the coastal commission let the ban stand? Mary Schley reports.

The chef for a local vegetarian restaurant may be charged with trespassing after collecting wild mushrooms near the Lone Cypress. Oh, and he broke his leg while trying to climb a retaining wall back to his car. Mary Schley has that one, too.

The people who lined up for a chance to live in Flanders Mansion — and to spend a lot of money fixing it up — are still waiting for word on who winner might be. The inimitable Mary Schley also reports that one.

A pit bull was stabbed to death by the owner of a dog the pit bull attacked. Another driver got stuck in the sand of Carmel Beach — this time while trying to impress his girl. The new guard shack at one of the entrances to Pebble Beach is well on its way to completion. Construction has been formally halted on the new complex under construction on Dolores Street. The board of supervisors is urging Big Sur residents to come to some kind of agreement with an engineering company over the location of its new headquarters. The P.B. Co. has the OK from the coastal commission to add 40 rooms to the Inn at Spanish Bay — though the company says it hasn’t decided when, or if, it will actually build the rooms. A dispute over new homes on Carmel Point is focusing on possible Native American burial sites. Want to learn how to sculpt? Then check out the new exhibit at Sunset Center. Carmel High’s volleyball team is hoping for a repeat of last year’s amazing season. We have a special section for you, “In Your Dreams,” offering a peek inside some of the most interesting local homes. And my editorial says majority rule is one thing, and the coastal commission is another.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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