A preview of the May 7, 2021, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

May 7 - 13, 2021

Dear Readers,

The Monterey County District’s Attorney’s Office says it's very concerned about a new plan by Gov. Gavin Newsom to let even more people out of prison. Kelly Nix has the story.

The City of Carmel says tax revenues are rebounding much more than expected after the lengthy coronavirus shutdown. Mary Schley has that one.

As demand for the vaccines slackens, county hospitals say they’re trying even harder to make it easy for people to decide to be vaccinated. Kelly Nix has that one, too.

As cases continue to decline, health officials say it’s possible Monterey County will get even looser coronavirus restrictions as early as Wednesday. There’s excitement in the air — and the water — as the Monterey Bay Aquarium gets ready for its public reopening. An online “community forum” hosted by Carmel High School elicited vehement opposition to the idea of keeping the Padre mascot. The city council has OK’d a lease for a series of new cellular sites in town. Montage Health Foundation has received a gift of $6 million to establish a center to train nurses. One of the town’s sculpture galleries has been sued by the owners of the building next door. A decision on closing streets for one of the summer’s big car events has been postponed. A host of local groups are in line for a round of grants from the City of Carmel. Pacific Grove says it wants to turn a prominent oceanfront building into a center for the arts. A virtual jobs fair for the hospitality industry is set for May 13. Neal Hotelling profiles one of the Peninsula’s most interesting women. Dennis Taylor has the story of a college athlete who decided the lost season didn’t have to be lost after all. My editorial says Joe Biden’s tax increases would be enough to give even FDR pause. And you definitely won’t want to miss how the girl responded when she saw last week’s ad that was a marriage proposal.

Paul Miller, Publisher
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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