A preview of the October 11, 2019,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

October 11 - October 17, 2019

Dear Readers,

Sheriff’s deputies and Carmel police are hunting for whoever’s been shooting out road signs this week and even hit a house. Mary Schley has the details.

A major upgrade of the Golden Bough theater was applauded by planning commissioners but loudly booed by a handful of die-hard neighbors Wednesday. Mary Schley has that one, too.

It’s official: The California Coastal Commission will hold a permit hearing for our desal plant in November. Chris Counts has that story.

The new city attorney took his seat with the council and got to work Tuesday. A plan for two new homes in Carmel Woods was received very skeptically at the county planning commission. The builder of a home on Carmel Point has been fined for grading without someone on hand to keep an eye out for archeological artifacts. A cat was killed when it was thrown from a moving vehicle on Highway 101 in North County week before last, and the SPCA really wants to know who did it. The city council has almost decided what rules should apply to downtown short-term rentals. An increase in the Carmel sales tax looks like it will be on the March primary ballot. A Catalina grad is on the verge of a major Hollywood career, and her latest project involves Nicholas Cage and truffles. Elaine Hesser profiles the inimitable Bill Sharpe, Carmel’s own Nobel Laureate. In our new “Animals are Great” department, we have the story of a pig who went shopping in Carmel Valley, plus the lowdown on the latest in au courant dog drinking accessories. Our wonderful special section, “In Your Dreams,” offers an inside peek at some of the Peninsula’s most interesting homes. And my editorial wonders what politicians think they mean when they talk about “free” health care.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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