A preview of the April 13, 2018,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

April 13 - 19, 2018

Dear Readers,

Gridlock due to road work at the mouth of the valley is reminding people of the bad old days before the original climbing lane was built, and while this time the work will last until August, county officials say the misery will be short-lived. Chris Counts reports.

At the other end of the county, work on the massive landslide blocking Highway 1 is proceeding apace, with a reopening promised for the end of the summer. Chris Counts has that one, too.

Property owners who needed a bit of water to build or remodel have enjoyed a brief respite thanks to the water Clint Eastwood freed up from the old Odello artichoke fields, but that water is almost gone, and there's no more on the horizon. Mary Schley has the details.

One of the most eminent citizens of Pebble Beach, and daughter of the founder of the P.B. Co., has died at 97, leaving an epic legacy that encompasses much of the Monterey Peninsula's history. Mary Schley also has that story.

Hollywood has come to local towns this week, as another season is in production for the popular series, "Big Little Lies." The head of the local Democratic Party has warned its leading figures not to dissent from endorsements made by its Central Committee. Restrictions on short term rentals are facing new challenges in court. A baby condor in Big Sur has become an internet celebrity. A leak in a water line caused a gas main to fail, disrupting life on several downtown streets last Friday. And my editorial explains why people of earlier generations were wiser than we are.

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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