A preview of the July 19, 2019, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

July 19 - 25, 2019

Dear Readers,

The new owner of Mid-Valley shopping center in Carmel Valley must have had quite a shock when he witnessed the hostile reception his plan to renovate the center received at a public meeting Monday. Chris Counts reports.

The Peninsula’s proposed desal plant took another major step forward this week when it was approved by the county board of supervisors. Chris Counts has that one, too.

If you’ve been holding your breath waiting for the council to finally do something with Flanders Mansion, you not only died about 40 years ago, you’ll have to wait even longer. Mary Schley explains why.

The Bixby Bridge has been vandalized again by anti-tourism activists. The owners of a liquor store who may have sold the alcohol involved in a fatal DUI crash have been added as defendants in a lawsuit. The infringing trees are gone and now repairs are underway to the memorial arch on Ocean Avenue. Even with a lifeguard on duty, state parks is warning about the dangers at Monastery Beach. A woman who drowned in Big Sur has been identified. A new city clerk is on the job at city hall. So many projects in town have been red-tagged recently, the building department is sounding the alarm. Yet another event has been added to the Concours Week (plus) calender. And my editorial says don’t let the door hit you on the way out — to eucalyptus trees.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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