A preview of the January 10, 2020,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

January 10 - 16, 2020

Dear Readers,

The floods that inundated the Mouth of Carmel Valley in January 1995 may be distant memories for some, but others will never forget the flooded homes, washed out bridges and isolated neighborhoods. Chris Counts reports that measures to prevent similar disasters in the future are a long way from completion.

A sprawling inn on Carpenter Street may be demolished in favor of a luxury hotel and eight homes. Mary Schley has that one.

More than 20 years after it was introduced, the town’s home mail delivery service has grown too big and gotten too expensive, and the city is looking for ways to rein it in. Mary Schley has that story, as well.

The Monterey Peninsula’s long-awaited water reclamation plant looks like it’s finally ready to go online. Supervisor Mary Adam has appointed a former aide to the county planning commission. Carmel’s ban on short-term rentals has been finalized, much to the delight of people who already operate them. The city’s road-side surveillance cameras are helping catch their first thief. A lawsuit has been filed over the death of an inmate at Monterey County Jail. Yet another car has been hit with a projectile on Highway 101. A complaint of sexual harassment at a popular Ocean Avenue restaurant is going to cost the restaurant plenty. Two more events have been added to the list of ones that don’t have to pay city fees. Neal Hotelling continues his saga of the remarkable life of former mayor and Pine Cone editor Perry Newberry. And my editorial says the battle over beach access at a property near Half Moon Bay is getting more and more bitter — and more unjust for the property owner.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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