A preview of the August 23, 2019,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

August 23 - 29, 2019

Dear Readers,

The fun of Car Week was seriously disrupted Friday night when a rowdy crowd gathered downtown to watch as dozens of souped-up hot rods sped through stop signs and turned donuts in intersections. And you can imagine how that went over. Mary Schley reports.

Another step in the possible takeover of Cal Am by the water board came with a warning that seeing it through won’t be easy. Kelly Nix has that one.

An ambitious plan to build six condos next to the 7D steakhouse received a surprisingly warm reception at the planning commission this week. Mary Schley has the details.

The group spearheading the effort to save the California condor is going into the bullet business. The Marina water district has filed its latest lawsuit to try to stop the desal plant. Two people were seriously injured in the crash of a classic car during the historic races at Laguna Seca. The Carmel chamber of commerce is warning businesses about being sued over ADA access to their websites. Pacific Grove is considering limiting the number of realty businesses downtown. A man has been convicted of fake voter registrations he says were intended to make a political point. Should underused office spaces be used to help alleviate the housing shortage? The city is making a call for volunteers to serve on boards and commissions. Sculptor Steven Whyte’s latest work, this one in Korea, is another tribute to some of the most vulnerable victims of World War II. And my editorial says proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act could alter the way the steelhead trout is protected in Carmel Valley — and that’s a good thing.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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