A preview of the May 10, 2019, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

May 10 - May 16, 2019

Dear Readers,

Not too long ago, cannabis shops were illegal, but they soon could be proliferating at the mouth of the valley, thanks to a vote at the Monterey County Planning Commission this week. Chris Counts reports.

A plan to lower the county voting age to 16 would be controversial and might violate the state constitution — and not only that, it would cost a lot, according to the registrar of voters. Kelly Nix has that one.

A divided city council voted Tuesday to ban all wood fires on Carmel Beach for at least a year. Mary Schley has the details.

A vote on banning short-term rentals in Carmel’s business district has been postponed because three members of the council would have to recuse themselves. The full report into allegations of sexual harassment against former Mayor Steve Dallas will be released in June. The owner of a pricey lot in Pebble Beach still hasn’t been able to get his neighbors to let him build a home. Two lawsuits have been filed in the county alleging religious discrimination. Cal Am has delivered on a pledge to plant new trees at the Forest Theater. A landmark gallery in Big Sur has reopened. A new hiking trail above Monastery Beach will open soon, thanks to three new foot bridges. Our history column recalls the days when Charles Lindbergh came to visit to test a new glider. This week’s installment of the S.F.B. Morse memoirs takes us through the Great Depression, when the P.B. Co. had trouble staying in business, and so did Cypress Point and MPCC. And my editorial says don’t lower the voting age — raise it.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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