A preview of the July 3, 2020, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

July 3 - 9, 2020

Dear Readers,

Monterey County has been added to the state’s “watch list” of counties where coronavirus is surging, which could mean some businesses will have to close again. Kelly Nix reports.

To help slow the spread of the virus and control an expected influx of visitors, virtually all beaches around the Monterey Peninsula will be closed for the holiday weekend. Carmel’s Independence Day celebration has also been cancelled. Chris Counts has the details.

Will schools reopen in the fall? That’s a question many inquiring parents want to know, and CUSD’s new superintendent is promising an answer soon. Mary Schley has that one.

A young woman from Big Sur was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Highway 1 in the Highlands Friday night. Monterey County supervisors have allocated a lot more money for the food bank, but they also want more oversight of how the money’s spent. Speaking of schools, a new lawsuit claims the school board is violating a state law by not allowing comments during virtual meetings. Pacific Grove is joining other Peninsula cities in giving up downtown parking spaces in favor of outdoor dining. A mobile home park claims it’s been illegally rezoned. A new group has been formed to call for increased use of controlled burns. Was a Monterey bowling alley the scene of a bizarre hate crime? A 47-year-old man who succumbed to Covid-19 is the county’s youngest victim. Big Sur health officials say the area has experienced its first two cases. Dennis Taylor has the story of another CHS star athlete and where his playing career has taken him since. Neal Hotelling wraps up the history of Med Market, with a final installment that will bring a lot of fond memories to mind for some not-so-old-timers. And my editorial says remembering how we got here will help you cope with where we are.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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