A preview of the February 7, 2020,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

February 7 - 13, 2020

Dear Readers,

This week, the big golf tournament is on everybody’s mind, but Tuesday night the city council was thinking about the drawbacks of Car Week and how busy it’s gotten. Their answer: Limit automotive events in town to two. Mary Schley reports.

The 1970s-era bank building on Dolores Street, which some people think is “historic” because of its distinctive architecture, actually isn’t historic at all, city hall says — and won’t be for at least two years. Mary Schley has that one, too.

The long-sought “coastal trail” through Big Sur will probably have to be routed several miles inland, according to a committee of local residents. Chris Counts has the details.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta bought a ‘Dreamer’ to the president’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night to help boost legislation to grant work permits. The water reclamation project in Marina has received state approval to begin operation next week. There’s an explosion of flu cases in Monterey County, but no Coronavirus yet. A rash of home burglaries is making people very nervous in several neighborhoods. A municipal election is coming up in November, and at least one candidate is already picking up contributions. Speaking of elections, the city manager is making a strong case for the sales tax ballot measure on the March 3 ballot. Neal Hotelling tells the real story behind Perry Newberry’s “Don’t Pave Main Street” campaign for city council (in 1922). We have an amazing special section for you packed with details and colorful features about this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. And my editorial explains why the “Made in China” label on so many products may actually be something to be happy about.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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