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

July 6 - 12, 2018

Dear Readers,

The drawn-out battle over a restaurant's trash enclosure at the edge of Picadilly Park seems to finally be over -- but the resolution left a lot of bad feelings behind. Mary Schley reports.

A sharp-eyed neighbor helped police nab two men they say stole expensive tools and a truck from a construction site near Carmel Beach. Mary Schley has that one, too.

A cat in Big Sur still has all 9 of his lives, thanks to firefighters who rescued him -- and they did it by bending a tree. Chris Counts has the scoop.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta doesn't like the way President Donald Trump is enforcing laws against illegal immigration, but he isn't supporting the abolition of ICE, either. The city has given itself expansive new powers to enforce municipal codes and penalize violators. Cal Fire says a South County man owes $1.2 million for starting a wildfire. A retail institution at the Mouth of the Valley is closing after 40 years. The Marine Mammal Center ceremonially let a group of sea lions and harbor seals return to the ocean last weekend in Pebble Beach. And my editorial says it's no longer good enough for Democrats to talk platitudes about the border -- time for them to get specific.

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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