A preview of the September 21, 2018,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

September 21 - 27, 2018

Dear Readers,

City attorney Glen Mozingo says a California Supreme Court decision requires him to start keeping the city's legal bills private. He also says there may be an appeal of a ruling last week that requires disclosure of documents about his background and qualifications. Mary Schley has all the details.

A ballot initiative come November may get the ball rolling toward an eventual public takeover of Cal Am, but the water company says if the takeover happens, the price is going to be at least $1 billion. Kelly Nix has that one.

The police chief says that if speed limits are to be lowered in Carmel's residential neighborhoods, it will only be after a careful (and expensive) series of studies of local driving habits. Mary Schley has that story, too.

A well being drilled at September Ranch just off Carmel Valley Road is raising concerns about what the well might be for. A family got a nasty surprise in the glove box when police returned their stolen van. A woman who sued the city for big bucks for alleged racial discrimination has settled for just $4,000. The restoration of the World War I Memorial arch on Ocean Avenue is about to get underway ... but will it be completed by Nov. 11? The heavily used road connecting Highway 1 to Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur will be closed weekdays for about two months, according to the U.S. Forest Service. An elderly Cachagua woman is recovering after being attacked by a domesticated pig. This year's Authors and Ideas Festival will be delivering its usual mix of the impressive, the profound, and the eccentric. We have special profiles for you of some of the Monterey Peninsula's most outstanding Women in Business. And my editorial says that the battle over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is about a lot more than the high-profile cases you hear about on TV.

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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