A preview of the March 16, 2012, edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

March 16 - 22, 2012

Dear Readers,

Should Flanders Mansion be torn down instead of sold? That possibility was one of the surprises that emerged from the final candidates' forum Tuesday, moderated by yours truly. Mary Schley has all the details. With mail ballots already being cast, it's time to start making up your mind.

A woman who was badly mauled and had her puppy killed by a neighbor's dog last year has sued the man. Kelly Nix has the sad story.

Execs and doctors at Community Hospital are very well paid, but at least they're apparently not getting the sweetheart pension deals doled out recently by a hospital in Salinas. Kelly also has that one.

More stories you won't want to miss: Details of a shocking case of bullying at Junipero Serra school have emerged in a court case brought by the victim's mother. La Playa Hotel was under a huge tent last weekend ... with the termites now dead, the grand old lady's extensive renovation can finally get underway. One of Monterey County's leading -- and most unpredictable -- journalists has joined The Pine Cone as a columnist. My editorial wonders whether there's a modern-day Moses available to lead the Peninsula to a new water supply. And if you're interested in the truth about changing sea levels, be sure to visit my hot Internet links.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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