A preview of the August 29, 2014,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, 2014

Dear Readers,

The lawsuit brought by Steve McInchak against Carmel is headed back to Monterey County Superior Court after an agreement between the city and McInchak to limit the damage claims and eliminate Jason Stilwell and Susan Paul as defendants. The city also gave up its attempt to dismiss parts of the suit as a SLAPP. Mary Schley reports.

A string of home break-ins has apparently been solved after two suspects were caught Monday morning in the act. Mary has that one, too.

A condor that was emblematic of the recovery of the species in the wild died Tuesday from its most lethal nemesis. Chris Counts has that story.

A senior care home has been sued by a family claiming the home reneged on a promise to refund a relative's $250,000 deposit after she died. Kelly Nix has the details.

The city council is demanding a PUC investigation of PG&E in the wake of the March 3 gas explosion that destroyed a home at Guadalupe and Third. A hiker who disappeared in Big Sur still hasn't been found, but the search continues. A plaque honoring the Monterey Peninsula's Chinese immigrants will be unveiled next month. We have an exclusive report from Burning Man under way in Nevada, where lightning struck the campsite of Carmel-area residents. A bench was dedicated across from the post office Wednesday to honor the memory of Pine Cone cartoonist Bill Bates, and to remind everyone to smile once in awhile. And my editorial again calls for the community -- and specifically, in this case, the City of Pacific Grove -- to drop its nonsensical opposition to the Pebble Beach affordable housing plan.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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