A preview of the January 14, 2022,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

January 14 - 20, 2022

Dear Readers,

A long-sought hotel project for an oceanfront site near the aquarium may finally come to fruition after the Pacific Grove city council voted 6-1 to approve it. Kelly Nix has the story.

Local hospitals aren’t being overwhelmed with Covid patients, but they are having problems with staff shortages. Kelly Nix also has that one.

Monterey County’s effort to crack down on short-term rentals violates the coastal act, according to a new lawsuit filed by a property owner. Chris Counts has the details.

A vast collection of historic photos of the Peninsula and Monterey County has been donated to the county historical society and will eventually be available to the public. There are at least 20 job openings at Carmel city hall. One of the county’s most determined environmental activists has passed away at the age of 100. A vital roadway through the Big Sur mountains will be repaired thanks to federal tax dollars. Three people apparently on an overnight crime spree were arrested Christmas Eve after a routine traffic stop downtown. A woman who allegedly killed a man on Carmel Valley Road after crossing the double-yellow line will face manslaughter charges. Numerous coronavirus testing sites in the county have shut down because they can’t get supplies. County supervisors have decided to ban the sale of e-cigarettes. One of Carmel’s oldest cabins will get an addition that will triple its size. TOT taxes show that the city has been very busy with tourists (something you already knew). A man convicted of shooting his father to death in a barn off Laureles Grade is seeking a new trial for some rather unusual reasons. Dennis Taylor reports that Santa Catalina’s soccer team promises to be formidable this season, thanks to its mix of veterans and fresh faces. Neal Hotelling has the unusual story of a former bank building decorated with beautiful art. And my editorial says owning an electric car means doing some extra planning in case you ever have to evacuate.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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