A preview of the June 26, 2020, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 26 - July 2, 2020

Dear Readers,

The national debate over monuments and historic symbols really hit home this week as statues of Carmel Mission founder Junipero Serra were removed from a park and a busy intersection in town, and a petition was circulated calling for Carmel High School to get rid of its “Padres” mascot. Mary Schley reports.

An infectious disease expert at CHOMP is warning that coronavirus is still very much active on the Monterey Peninsula and urging everyone not to become complacent about social distancing. Mary Schley has that one, too.

After years of grappling with over-tourism, the people of Big Sur are working on a plan to get it under control, including banning parking at the north end of the Bixby Bridge. Chris Counts has that story.

Two young surfers are being credited with saving the life of a swimmer who was about to drown. The owner of a large property near Carmel Beach wants to remove another stand of large eucalyptus trees, but will the city let her? A motorcyclist was killed Saturday on Carmel Valley Road — apparently when a car pulled out in front of him. City number crunchers are coming up with a variety of ways to cope with upcoming revenue shortfalls, but should curtailing ambulance service be one of them? Some parents are practically begging the school district to reopen schools this fall, and some of them are even protesting about it. The new layout for Peter Hay golf course in Pebble Beach has been unveiled. A veteran developer says he is all set to go with a badly needed upgrade in downtown Pacific Grove. Local libraries have come up with some very creative strategies for coping with being closed for so long. Water use on the Monterey Peninsula was surprisingly low in April but went up in May. Dennis Taylor has the story of a would-be MLB player whose life has taken some amazing turns. Neal Hotelling continues with the saga of the dairy that played a vital role for decades in Carmel’s daily life. We have a special section for you, “Healthy Lifestyles,” with tips for maintaining your personal health at a time when it’s never been more important. And my editorial says tearing down statues of historic figures from the past just makes the people of today look dumb.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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