A preview of the June 20, 2014, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 20 - 26, 2014

Dear Readers,

One of California's foremost experts on the Public Records Act says he's probably never had more difficulty getting government records than he has from the City of Carmel and its administrator, Jason Stilwell. Mary Schley reports.

The public spent $37 million for Palo Corona Regional Park 12 years ago. Will there ever be parking at the park so people can easily visit it? Chris Counts tries to answer the question.

A plan is afoot to use reclaimed wastewater to fill the Carmel River Lagoon. Will trace chemicals in the water harm the fish? Chris has that one, too.

Speaking of fish: Cormorants are proliferating in Monterey Bay and have begun nesting in large numbers on the Coast Guard pier, and nobody is sure why. I have that byline. (For a hi-res version of our front-page photo, please click here.)

A Monterey businessman is no longer in talks with the City of Pacific Grove to build his desal plant. Firefighters from Carmel and Monterey (including a female) shaved their heads for a good cause. Clint Eastwood has some inside details about how he moved "Jersey Boys" from the stage to the screen. (The film opens Friday.) Our very own world-class humorist, Larry Wilde, has a wonderful column about his close encounter with an astronaut. And my editorial takes a look at the only practical things humans can do about a worst-case global warming scenario.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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