A preview of the April 6, 2018, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

April 6 - 12, 2018

Dear Readers,

The City of Carmel wants to demolish it, but the owner of a popular restaurant says he really needs it, and a judge says it should stay, at least for now. What are we talking about? A place to put the trash. Mary Schley reports.

If a ban on bike rentals in Carmel has you worried, you can relax. The city council decided this week they're OK, after all. Mary Schley has that one, too.

The sponsors of a controversial Cal Am takeover initiative say they have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the November ballot. Kelly Nix has the details.

Short-term rentals won't be banned in Big Sur, a county official said at a public meeting, and quite a few locals didn't like the news. Chris Counts has the story.

Inspections of restaurants to make sure they're in compliance with water conservation rules are ruffling feathers. The creation of another "business improvement district" may mean an increase in your dinner tab in the near future. The owners of a home at the north end of town don't have to tear down a retaining wall in front of their house -- but it was close. Hefty fees will be collected when a popular TV series starts shooting its second season around the Monterey Peninsula later this month. Carmel High's basketball team is finding out all about the challenges that come with success. We have a special section for you, "Women in Business," featuring some of the Peninsula's most interesting and successful women. Speaking of interesting and succesful woman, Mary Schley was honored by the council Tuesday for her 20 years' service as a city hall reporter at this newspaper. And my editorial tries to remind the city that sometimes doing nothing is better than doing the wrong thing.

As always, I invite you to send me any questions, comments or concerns about our newspaper, and to contact me if you need help making the most of it on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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