A preview of the April 5, 2019, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

April 5 - 11, 2019

Dear Readers,

Three members of the city council have conflicts of interest when it comes to banning short-term rentals in the commercial district and may not be able to vote on the issue. So what’s a council to do? Two members aren’t even a quorum, much less a majority. Mary Schley reports.

An arrest has been made in the Las Vegas murder of a prominent Monterey Peninsula doctor, and the details that have started to emerge aren’t very pretty. Kelly Nix has that one.

A seriously ill sea otter turned up on Carmel Beach Tuesday morning, and that story doesn’t have a good ending, either. Mary Schley has the details.

Carmel Valley’s oaks could suffer serious consequences at the hands of a mold. The two finalists have been identified in the competition to be curator of Flanders Mansion. Applications are being accepted for the new city attorney. Support seems to be increasing for a 100 percent ban on wood fires on the beach. An unusual alliance is helping repair some remote Big Sur roads. The wastewater treatment district is planning for an even larger reclamation effort. State senator Bill Monning is leading the charge for warning labels on sugary drinks. Congressman Jimmy Panetta and the Trump administration have come down on the same side of the kitten experimentation issue. We have a special section for you, “Women in Business,” full of amazing success stories. And my editorial asks a simple question about banning short-term rentals downtown: What’s the rush?

Paul Miller, Publisher

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