A preview of the March 1, 2019, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

March 1 - 7, 2019


Dear Readers,

The water shortage has been with us more than 20 years, but this summer one of the major steps toward relieving it will finally be achieved. Kelly Nix has the details.

City hall will be surveying all the vacant storefronts in town with an eye toward helping get them filled. Mary Schley has that one.

If you’re thinking of building a treehouse for the kids take note: If it's too tall, you might have to tear it down. Chris Counts has the details of a Carmel Valley grandmother who’s facing that very dilemma.

Bald eagles have made a remarkable comeback in the county, and we have a pretty cool photo of one in Carmel Valley to prove it. Supporters of a public takeover of Cal Am are saying they’re fine with waiting years for cost savings to be realized. Financing and design changes explain why that big new project at Dolores and Fifth is taking forever to be finished. A man who disappeared after saying he was going swimming at Mortuary Beach on Monday has still not been found. Water main breaks caused a sinkhole in Carmel and a geyser on Carmel Valley Road. New road signs are helping people find their way to Pebble Beach. The council may consider banning short-term rentals even in the business district. And my editorial explains why turning wastewater into drinking water isn’t only a great idea for the Monterey Peninsula — it's something Mother Nature has been doing for eons.

Paul Miller, Publisher
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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