A preview of the November 19, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

November 19 - 25, 2021

Dear Readers,

It came as quite a surprise when the county suddenly rescinded the indoor mask mandate Tuesday, but county supervisors who supported the move said they had good reasons. Kelly Nix reports.

Monaco businessman Patrice Pastor has added Rocky Point restaurant to his portfolio of local real estate. Could this mean a renaissance for the long-neglected property? Mary Schley has that one.

The graffiti loser who defaced multiple locations in downtown Carmel three weeks ago — and then was very surprised when he was tracked down and caught — has been hit with 10 felony charges. Mary Schley has that story, too.

The board of Monterey Peninsula College is in disarray and even has one member accusing two others of racism. Pacific Grove police nabbed the man they say is responsible for a random stabbing on the rec trail Tuesday evening. There have still been no arrests in the Oct. 25 Chase Bank robbery at the Mouth of the Valley. A Porsche suddenly caught fire and burned to a melted hulk on Carmel Valley Road Sunday. County supervisors are getting a nice raise. The effort to turn a rundown building on Dolores Street into a recording studio is moving to the city council after the planning commission said no. A student at Carmel Middle School completed a 2-mile run despite losing a shoe at the starting line. One of the best known downtown restaurants is about to be sold. The P.G. city council has decided to proceed with the removal of a decaying elm tree at a city park. A 99-year-old man is one of the remaining World War II vets on the Peninsula, and his service during the war is quite a story. The Homecrafters’ Marketplace and tree-lighting will be back this year, though in reduced forms. The Community Thanksgiving that’s usually at the fairgrounds will be a drive-through take-away affair. Carmel High’s basketball team is looking forward to a full season, Dennis Taylor reports. Neal Hotelling has the story of the noteworthy woodcarver behind some of the interior decorations at the American Legion Post. Our Healthy Lifestyles special section this week takes an in-depth look at some of the most important local nonprofits. And my editorial explains how to enact a good law (which the mask mandate wasn’t).

Paul Miller, Publisher
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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