A preview of the June 7, 2019, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 7 - 13, 2019

Dear Readers,

The excitement is palpable all over the Monterey Peninsula as the U.S. Open gets ready to begin Monday at Pebble Beach. We have a front-page story about what’s being done to keep traffic flowing and everybody safe, throughout this week’s edition we have tidbits about events around the Open, and inside we have a 72-page magazine with complete coverage of the championship itself, including its history, how to get to and from, schedules and tickets, all the changes in Del Monte Forest since the last Open in 2010, and the time a guy shot 147. Whether you plan to catch the golf in person or watch it on TV, you won’t want to miss any of it.

Carmel High was on lockdown for several hours Monday after a student made threats. Mary Schley has the details.

Three coastal commissioners have intervened in Marina’s denial of a permit for the desal plant. Does that mean they plan to rescue it? Kelly Nix reports.

An unknown investor is planning to tear down two houses on Scenic Road and build one big one — with a pool. Mary Schley has that one, too.

A lawsuit has been filed to stop three homes from being built on Carmel Point. Superior Court judges are calling for the Monterey courthouse to be moved to Fort Ord. The last days of wood fires on Carmel Beach — even in fire pits — are apparently at hand. The city council took additional steps to prohibit short-term rentals downtown. A Big Sur shopping center is getting a major facelift. A Carmel Valley music center plans to build faculty and student housing. Carmel had a golf course once, though it didn’t last long. And in this week’s excerpt from the S.F.B. Morse memoirs (written in the late 1960’s) he offers his personal overview of his life’s work at Pebble Beach and throughout the Monterey Peninsula. And my editorial goes one step further and explains what the life of Mr. Morse means today.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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