A preview of the October 8, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

October 8 - 14, 2021

Dear Readers,

New laws ordained by the State of California mean new rules for disposing of commercial and household food waste — rules that will take a lot of getting used to. Mary Schley reports.

As coronavirus cases continue to decline, the Monterey Bay Aquarium will soon start requiring visitors to be vaccinated or prove they’re not infected. Kelly Nix has that one.

The city council has once again extended the deadline for restaurants to stop serving customers in parking spaces. As of now, it’s November 12. Mary Schley has that story, too.

The founder of one of Car Week’s most popular events, the Concours on the Avenue, is being remembered as someone who was caring and compassionate and had a unique vision of what was best about Carmel. Paul Tomasi is now former police chief, and Brian Uhler has taken his place on a temporary basis. A Pacific Grove man has been charged with trying to strangle the mother of his child. A taxpayers’ group is suing the water district, claiming it’s overcharging its constituents. Carmel’s sign ordinance has been revamped to comply with the First Amendment — meaning, you can say anything you want. Some county workers disrupted a ceremony to honor them at the board of supervisors with complaints about the vaccine mandate. Sheriff’s deputies had to undertake a difficult fox removal from a Carmel Valley home. An elm tree protesters say is too important to be removed will be left alone for now. Raises for P.G. councilmembers will get another look. Dennis Taylor has a preview of the high school field hockey season, including the challenges one school faces in its tough new division. Neal Hotelling explains why Stanford University decided to take its first president’s name off a campus building. We have a special section for you, In Your Dreams, full of wonderful stories about some of the Peninsula’s most interesting homes, including Ed Haber’s former residence, a Big Sur home that snuggles up to some impressive redwoods, and an amazing remodel near the Mission. And my editorial asks whether it’s really a good idea to pass new laws that will not only be difficult for most people to follow, they’ll be really hard to enforce.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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