A preview of the May 12, 2017, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

May 12 - 18, 2017

Dear Readers,

Despite the tourism slowdown resulting from last summer's fires and the winter's heavy rains, the Carmel City Council says it's expecting a substantial increase in revenues during the upcoming year. Mary Schley reports. 

One of Big Sur's most popular campgrounds will remain closed for quite a while -- because it no longer exists. But cell phone service will be improving along the south coast, thanks to an upgrade to AT&T's equipment. Chris Counts has those stories. 

For P.G. residents, the city's never-ending storm drain improvement project has been a @#!%& nightmare. The "good" news? There's only one month to go. Kelly Nix has the what and why.

The U.S. Open will be returning to Pebble Beach in 2019, and a top official with the P.B. Co. said this week the event could bring record crowds. Kelly Nix has that one, too.

The woman behind a proposal for a medical marijuana store at the mouth of the valley says she's doing it because she knows from personal experience how beneficial medical cannabis can be. The local air pollution control district is accused in a lawsuit of overcharging and overspending. A Salinas Valley winery says it has good reason to cry over spilled red blend. The Scout House doesn't have to be made ADA accessible, the city council decided last week. An autistic toddler has made a remarkable journey toward acquiring normal speech. And my editorial says that if you're responsible for causing a major hotel room shortage (and the resulting increase in prices), your plan to fix it may not ring true.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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