A preview of the September 11, 2020,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

September 11 - 17, 2020

Dear Readers,

When the Dolan Fire exploded across the Big Sur backcountry Monday night, it not only nearly cost three firefighters their lives, it apparently killed three condor chicks. Chris Counts has those stories.

Coronavirus numbers in Monterey County are down, and maybe they're for real, but health officials aren’t saying why the decline is happening. Kelly Nix has that one.

The owner of a large beachfront property that’s been home to an imposing group of eucalyptus says the last of the invasive trees will be cut down starting in November. Mary Schley has that one.

Over the Labor Day holiday, anti-shutdown protesters caused a ruckus on Carmel Beach and made quite a bit of (non-violent) trouble for police. The man charged in a racist assault in Pacific Grove failed to show up for his arraignment in court. At Hastings Reserve in Carmel Valley, they’re counting their lucky stars that they survived the first two fires, but the third one could also be on the way. Palo Colorado homeowners are asking for help getting their road rebuilt. All Saints School will soon be welcoming some students back for in-classroom teaching. The Cal Am desal plant is up for a very important permit hearing next week. Could a staffing shortfall be impeding contact-tracing for some of the county’s coronavirus cases? Dennis Taylor recalls the glory days of girls soccer at Carmel High. Neal Hotelling relates the colorful history of an iconic cabin destroyed in the Big Sur fire — can you believe it qualified as a work of art? And my editorial says if you’re worried about Halloween being cancelled this year, you can stop.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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