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

August 7 - 13, 2020

Dear Readers,

After decades of waiting, the Monterey Peninsula is about to get a major addition to its water supply. Kelly Nix reports.

The invasion of illegal campers in Big Sur is forcing the U.S. Forest Service to take drastic measures. Chris Counts has that one.

The governor may have opened the door to the possibility of elementary schools reopening this fall, but the county health department has closed it. Mary Schley has the story.

Health experts weigh in on why the Monterey Peninsula has had so few coronavirus cases, and also how the newness of the virus has forced them to learn on the job. The Carmel City Council has added teeth to its ordinances on social distancing and outdoor dining, and formally canceled all remaining events in the city for the rest of this year. The district attorney and the family of the victims is appealing a parole decision that could let a murderer out of prison. A diver drowned off the coast of Big Sur while spearfishing with a friend. One motorcyclist was killed in a crash this week, while the family of a rider killed in June has filed a lawsuit against the motorist they say was responsible. Pacific Grove’s city manager says he’ll try again to get marijuana sales approved in the city. Concours Week may be gone, but it’s not about to be forgotten. Dennis Taylor tells how difficult it’s been for schools, amid the coronavirus shutdown, to rework their sports schedules. Even if you think you know who Lincoln Steffens was, you’ll be fascinated by the details about him in Neal Hotelling’s column. We also have a special section, “In Your Dreams,” full of stories about some of the Peninsula’s most interesting homes and most knowledgeable home improvement experts. And my editorial says when it comes to our water supply, the Monterey Peninsula is about to join a very important club.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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