A preview of the February 5, 2016,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Feb. 5 - 11, 2016

Dear Readers,

The new city administrator, Chip Rerig, got a $190,000-a-year contract and a unanimous vote of approval from the city council this week. Mary Schley has the story.

Sunday's freak windstorm caused widespread but mostly minor damage -- there was nothing minor, however, about the tree that crashed through the roof of a home in Pebble Beach. Mary Schley has that one, too.

Sculptor Richard MacDonald's talent and hard work have brought him plenty of fame and fortune, but also a host of difficulties, including abuse and fraud, according to a lawsuit he filed last week. The defendant is his wife. Kelly Nix has the surprising details.

Local candidates for congress and the board of supervisors have gathered long lists of contributors. Kelly Nix also reports that one.

A disputed historic building has suddenly been torn down. A proposed housing project in Carmel Valley garnered mixed reviews at a public hearing. The body of a missing nationally renowned BASE jumper has been found in Big Sur. The 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is about to get underway, and we have an extensive preview for you, including a colorful special section. And I have two editorials for you this week: The first says that people who engage in extreme hobbies should have to pay for their own rescues, and the second explains why we love the pro-am.

As always, I am available to respond to questions, comments or concerns, and to offer advice about how best to read our newspaper on your computer, smartphone or iPad.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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