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

November 1 - 7, 2019

Dear Readers,

Reversing its earlier pro-desal, pro-slant well policies, the staff of the California Coastal Commission says Cal Am should not be permitted to build a desal plant to help solve the Monterey Peninsula’s water shortage. Kelly Nix reports.

One of Carmel Valley’s most beloved businesses is closing, leaving many wondering where they’ll go to buy hay, pick up a new batch of chicks or pet an emu. Chris Counts has that one.

Sidewalk vendors — which have turned out to be practically nonexistent after a state law made it possible for them to set up anywhere — may get a host of new regulations. Mary Schley has the details.

A sick albatross is on the mend after being found sick, hungry and cold. The city’s new forester will be getting a hefty salary. War memorials deserve to be respected and taken care of, the planning commission says. According to police, a dispute over a cat turned into an assault with a flashlight. Paraiso Hot Springs in the hills above the Salinas Valley may be transformed into a luxury resort. CHOMP is opening three more “urgent care” clinics to give people an alternative to the emergency room. Federal taxpayers will be chipping in to help repair a storm-damaged road in Big Sur. Officials in Pacific Grove are concerned that the city’s famed iceplant isn’t pretty enough. Artists are being solicited for ideas for a “selfie mural” to help attract tourists. Anybody want to go swimming at 5:45 in the morning? Quite a few Stevenson school students do. And my editorial reminds everyone that just because something is a “grant” doesn’t mean it can be taken for granted.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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