A preview of the April 1, 2016, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

April 1 - 7, 2016

Dear Readers,

Campers in Big Sur were confronted with a real-life nightmare last weekend when an unseen gunman opened fire with an assault rifle -- at 3 a.m. Chris Counts reports.

Three women who went swimming at Carmel Beach Saturday almost met their maker after being caught in a riptide. Mary Schley has the details.

Jane Parker won't be facing criminal charges for making false statements about her educational background when she ran for supervisor in 2008 and 2012. Kelly Nix has that one.

Election day is just around the corner, and candidates have laid out their ideas for making the city's business district and neighborhoods better. Mary Schley has that story, too.

Clint Eastwood has another major motion picture in the works, and we have a preview, as well as some fascinating details about how the film's dramatic and complex story was brought to life. I have that byline.

Frustrations are mounting over the delay in getting a short-term rental ordinance ready for the county planning commission. A significant affordable housing project at the mouth of Carmel Valley has been revived. The city council will be taking yet another look at beach fires, and at leases for the Forest Theater. And my editorial reviews some recent controversies, and explains why law enforcement was right not to get involved.

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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