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

August 14 - 20, 2020

Dear Readers,

A record-breaking number of hospitalizations was only one of the depressing milestones Monterey County reached this week in its battle against the coronavirus. Kelly Nix reports.

Six candidates have signed up for the Nov. 3 municipal election — four for city council, including incumbent Bobby Richards, and two for mayor, including Dave Potter. Mary Schley has the rundown on who they are and why they say they should be elected.

Wildlife, wildlife, wildlife: A deer got into a fight with a rope swing in Carmel Valley and lost. And a summer intern is proving that Point Lobos isn’t just for sea creatures. Kelly Nix and Chris Counts have those stories.

Carmel says it will start citing people who break the rules for social distancing at the beach. The coronavirus outbreak at the county jail seems to be under control. State guidelines on youth sports say there can’t be any. A group of hot rods and souped-up sports cars that caused a lot of trouble downtown last year may be on its way back. Concours on the Avenue isn’t happening but still managed to raise a sizable sum for the Carmel Foundation. A mystery buyer could be about to take control of the undeveloped property at the Carmel Valley airport. Are 70 horses in Marina going to be made homeless? A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed by a Monterey man who says the police illegally searched his home. Carmel residents are in last place in the county when it comes to responding to the census. The school board election in November looks like it’s going to be hotly contested. A man who caused a ruckus in downtown Pacific Grove was arrested by cops with guns drawn. Dennis Taylor says there are two local young athletes who are very strong prospects for Major League Baseball. Neal Hotelling continues his story of the days in Carmel when a pro-communist club was very active. And my editorial says we miss the Concours so much, we even miss the people who complain about it.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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