A preview of the February 14, 2020,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

February 14 - 20, 2020

Dear Readers,

The delay in scheduling a desal plant hearing at the coastal commission that looked like it might last for years has been whittled to a few months. Kelly Nix explains.

It may be hard to believe, but in one local city, the way not to get a traffic ticket may be to cause an accident. Kelly Nix has that one, too.

Local businesses are being hit with another onslaught of ADA lawsuits, this time from a man who’s been disbarred in his home state of Arizona for doing the same thing there.

The Catholic Diocese of Monterey is taking State Parks to court for refusing to grant the organization a special event permit for the Fort Ord dunes. Two kayakers had to be rescued from just off the 9th Hole at Pebble Beach while the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was going on. The use of e-bikes on the rec trail has been approved, as long as they don’t go over 12 MPH. Palo Colorado residents have been waiting more than three years for their road to be fixed. A Santa Cruz labor union picketed Sunset Center on Tuesday. A permit sought by the Union Pacific railroad to fence off some of its legacy property has been denied. Monterey Airport is getting new service to Burbank and Orange County. Elaine Hesser has the skinny on Clint Eastwood’s first appearance in the pages of this newspaper — and we’re talking more than 50 years ago. Neal Hotelling’s history column delves into Perry Newberry’s final years in Carmel, including the period when he was editor of The Pine Cone. And speaking of the editor, my editorial explains why it’s actually a big success that people nowadays have too much food.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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