A preview of the July 10, 2020, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

July 10 - 16, 2020

Dear Readers,

The SBA has released a list of everyone who got one of those PPP loans you’ve heard so much about, and Mary Schley has a rundown of the Monterey Peninsula businesses that benefitted — and it’s quite an amazing list.

A man who defiantly walked his dog on a closed Carmel Beach last week ended up being tackled in the surf by a police officer — and we have the pictures to prove it. Mary Schley reports that one, as well.

As coronavirus cases continue to surge in Salinas and the Salinas Valley, county officials are promising what they call an “aggressive” campaign to get the epidemic there under control. Will it be enough? Kelly Nix has the details.

With a renewed shutdown order making their cash registers go quiet, local restaurants are once again trying to figure out how to survive. The Silicon Valley exec who went on a racist rant in Carmel Valley has achieved international infamy thanks to the video that captured his profane idiocy. A member of the city council announced this week she won’t be running for reelection. PacRep decided to cancel its entire upcoming season and focus on infrastructure improvements. The coastal commission has put off a permit hearing for our desal plant — again. Local assisted living facilities are facing major challenges keeping their clients safe from the virus. The coronavirus quarantine facility at the fairgrounds has been dismantled. Should Pacific Grove’s beautiful coastal road be made one-way? Dennis Taylor has the story of one local family that takes tennis obsession to a whole new level. Neal Hotelling recounts the time Carmel was the setting for a very naughty scandal. We have a special section for you full of charming suggestions to help make your summer staycation unique and fun. And my editorial says it’s time to deep-six an idiot slogan that is still being constantly repeated.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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